New York Rangers: Stanley Cup or Bust?

New York Rangers: Stanley Cup or Bust?
Oct 5, 2023; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) makes a save against the Boston Bruins during the second at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers saw their 2022-23 season end in disappointment after losing in Game 7 of the first round vs. the New Jersey Devils, something the team did not expect after initially taking a 2-0 lead heading back to Madison Square Garden. They enter the 2023-24 season with a completely new coaching staff, the core of the team that enabled them to win 47 games and tally 107 points, and some new faces that Chris Drury hopes will be an upgrade over the reinforcements he added at the trade deadline.

We know the Rangers went out in the first round last year, but we also know they were oh so close to taking a 3-0 series lead the year prior against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final. The expectations are high for the Rangers, and when it comes to Peter Laviolette, most of his impact is usually seen in year one. That essentially means it is Stanley Cup Final or bust, and given the roster of players under contract, that’s a fair goal to have.

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