With the season opening tomorrow night around the league, and Thursday night for the Rangers against the Blues, I figured now would be a good time to put up a brief preview for this season.
The year brings a new Captain as Ryan McDonagh was named yesterday, along with 4 Alternates (Marc Staal, Derek Stepan, Dan Girardi and Marin St. Louis).
Rosters and lines look something like this (just guesstimates, and subject to change):
Nash – St Louis – Duclair
Kreider – Brassard – Zuccarello
Hagelin – Miller – Fast
Glass – Moore – Hayes
Girardi – McDonagh
Staal – Boyle
Moore – Klein
Lundqvist – Talbot
The Rangers will be working on some contract negotiations this year.
Expect them to resign Staal before January 1 or else he will end up traded (possibly even to Carolina).
Others that need to be resigned include Mats Zuccarello, Carl Hagelin, Stepan, J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast and Cam Talbot.