How will the New York Rangers Deal with Dan Boyle’s Injury? posted by Rangers Fan
The biggest blow for the team was the departure of Brad Richards. The 6’ centerman departed to Chicago after $60 million nine year contract. He scored 20 goals and had 51 points in total. Alain Vigneault and manager Glen Sather will have to fill the gap left by Richards’s departure.
Several acquisitions have been made this season. They include Dan Boyle, Matthew Lombardi, Nick Tarnasky, Chris Mueller, Mike Kostka, Tanner Glass and Lee Stempniak. Unfortunately, the rangers will have to do without Dan Boyle who is currently out on an injury. Boyle, one of the key acquisitions this season broke his hand on the first game of the season.
Finding a replacement for Boyle is one of the biggest headaches for Vigneault this season. Kevin Klein who has played his position in some of the games, has failed miserably to defend the team. Alain Vigneault may have to seek replacements from outside. Unfortunately, this may not be possible as there aren’t many available players to pick. He may have to go back to his draft.
The Rangers can boast of the fact that they have one of the best goaltenders in the NHL; Henrik Lundqvist. Lundqvist has been consistent in his performance and is an asset for the team. He finished last season with a .927 save percentage and has a career save percentage of .922.
The team lacks good first line players to work with Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan who are the team’s second line centers. New acquisition Matthew Lombardi who was playing with Genève-Servette a top tier team in Switzerland’s National league, does not have a lot of experience to play for the league.Continue reading "How will the New York Rangers Deal ..."