The problem with keeping a large core of players together over time is that complacency eventually sets in..
After all, it’s just human nature.
Gorton’s personnel moves will have more than a few players fighting to earn their spot on the opening night roster.
No matter what your occupation is, you will only achieve your very best when your back is up against the wall.
This is exactly why players like Nicklas Jensen will be vital for the Rangers’ during training camp. Those young players who are on the NHL/AHL fence will hopefully light a fire under the seat of those who under performed last season.
Kevin Hayes, we’re looking at you.
And while Pavel Buchnevich and Jimmy Vesey are exciting prospects, they will be handed nothing on this team.
Well, that is unless you’re Tanner Glass of course.