Another rough season for the Blueshirts?
The 2014-15 season looks to be another rebuilding campaign on Broadway. Even with the emergence of some young stars, and the continued development of a horde of recent draft picks, at this writing there just doesn\'t seem to be enough talent on this team to carry them into the playoffs. We would love to be proven wrong, however...
Having said that, let\'s take a look at the 2014-15 New York Rangers; who\'s hot, who\'s not, and who is just happy to be here.
Patrik Elias 2013-14 stats: 10-4-3-7 with Washington
Signed late in camp to help offset the departure of Tom Kuehnhackl, Elias looks to bring a steady veteran presence to a roster that includes a slew of players 22 or younger. He should anchor the first line, but don\'t be surprised if the Rangers are well out of it by January if trade rumors start to bubble up.
Anton Slepyshev 2013-14 stats: 57-5-9-14, 39 PIM (plus 15 games in HFD)
The 2012 1st rounder finally appears ready to take a regular slot on a top line this year. Although he still has some filling out to do, Slepyshev hits like a truck and boasts a developing offensive game. He needs to tighten up his checking game, however.
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