The season has come to an end for the New York Rangers and it wasn’t a pretty ending lacking contributions from key players.
The miserable 2017-18 season is officially over for the New York Rangers and you could tell that only some players were in it until the end.
This week summed up the entire season perfectly with two blowouts and a disappointing loss in a game they should have won. It all comes back to a lack of effort up and down the entire lineup, making pieces like this difficult.
Despite that lack of effort, there were some players that stepped up and made this list. So here are the three stars of the week for 4/1 through 4/8.
3. Filip Chytil
Chytil is very enjoyable to watch pic.twitter.com/yEt7j2rxW0
— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) April 5, 2018
Chytil has shown that he has the ability to be a quality NHL player in his short stint with the Blueshirts. He has also shown though that he has a lot of work to do in order to be a full-time NHL player. Where he fits next season remains to be seen especially with a new coach coming in.
This week Chytil, picked up an assist in three games.
2. Ryan Spooner
Even though Ryan Spooner’s play has dipped, he has earned a spot on next year’s team.
Spooner has done nothing but impress since coming to the Rangers in late February. He scored 16 points in 20 games with the Blueshirts and had tied his career high in goals with 13. He has seen time on the wing and at center with the Rangers, so finding a position for him next season will become a must.
This week he scored a goal in three games.
1. Kevin Hayes
Kevin Hayes might be the most improved player in the NHL.
Out of the air and into the 🥅
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 5, 2018
This season Hayes scored a career-high 25 goals. He turned himself into one of the better two-way players in the game, emerging as a top-six player for the Rangers. Hayes is a restricted free agent this summer and will most likely seek a long-term contract.
Hayes scored two goals this week.