Are the Rangers a serious playoff contender?

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  1. Finnished4Kaapo24

    Finnished4Kaapo24 Registered Drug User

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    How long ago was the letter sent to Ranger fans??

    Panarin — Zibanejad — Kakko
    Kravstov — — Buchnevich
    Chytil — Andersson — Fast
    Lemieux — Howden — Strome

    Trouba — Skjei
    Fox — Shatty
    TDA — Staal

    Hankie
    Georgie/Shesty

    Finish up a 2c. Can they put up a nice run? What a beauty Gorton/Sather has done with this organization
     
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    That letter now looks ironic, when you consider the Panarin signing.
     
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    Not yet. But Panarin and Kakko is a great start to build around up front.
     
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    Definitely. You know Lundqvist is going to be a rock like always, and the team is really coming together around him. The defense looks solid and they have good forward depth. I easily can see them in the playoffs next year, especially considering David Quinn appears to be a very good coach.
     
  5. Finnished4Kaapo24

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    They have arguably the best prospect pool, they can afford to sign a premier young FA. Only shows how quick and successful their rebuild has been.
     
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    Absolutely. As a Penguins fan I do not like that roster at all, they are going to be a pain in the ass. Nice job by their organization.
     
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    Hunter368 I’m loyal to nothing except the dream.

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    No.....that's easy question to answer.
     
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    Blitzkrug Bae over Bay

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    No, but they probably jumped the line a bit and are probably only a year away now.

    Defense still needs some work. Skeji needs to bounce back, Shattenkirk sucks and Fox is still an unknown. That forward core looks damn good going forward though.
     
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    No, we are not, not next season. Too many rookies and sophomores, D still has 3 anchors attached to it. I think the following season will be much more promising. however
     
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    Not quite yet but they're doing a great job on the rebuild.
     
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    Probably only need two more years on the rebuild but that defense needs addressed before I'd lean yes.
     
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    Playoff contender sure, cup contender not yet
     
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    No Kreider on your roster?
     
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    Where's Kreider on the roster?

    Though I do expect him to be traded.

    I could see the Rangers competing for a playoff spot, not sure if they have enough to get in but it will be much more entertaining to watch them this year.

    Edit: Where is Namestnikov?
     
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    He's probably a cap casualty at this point. Its going to be a tight fit to get Trouba and Buchnevich signed. Tony D and Lemieux need deals too, but I imagine they'll be much cheaper then the other two.
     
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    He is realistically the odd man out to be able to afford everyone. Trouba is going to sign for 7-8m. That leaves 1m to sign Buch Brandan Lemuix and Tony D. Buch around 3.5m Tony around 2.5m and Lemuix around 1.5m. Those should all be high end estimates. We would need to move Name's Krieder or Strome. Names can easily be traded but will need cap retained. Same with Strome. Kreider on the other hand can easily be moved with no cap coming back or retained.
     
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    Doubt they make the playoffs. Forward depth is lacking, and a very young and inexperienced team. Defence depth not that great either. Lundqvist was a .907 last year, and isn't getting any better or younger.

    That said, in 2-3 years they will be one of the best teams in the league I think
     
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    Outside of the first line and first D pair that lineup looks like a tire fire
     
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    There's almost no scenario where Kreider isn't traded
     
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    Not yet. Too many things need to pan out, but they're on the right track.

    They still need a Top 6 center. Maybe Chytil fills that need, but until he does it's still a question mark. The defense still needs some work, and their prospects would have to really step up big time.
     
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    It depends on how the young guys like Kakko,Kravtsov,Chytil,Andersson,Howden etc performs next season. Who knows.
     
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    Krieder should probably be traded, but I think they make the playoffs.
     
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    since there is a long history of high profile players signing huge contracts with the Rangers only to disappoint, I will wait and see. The pressure on Panarin is going to be epic
     
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    I would say so. Certainly better than the mickey mouse islanders
     
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    What have they won to be deemed successful?
     
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