Ranger fans were worried about Derek Stepan when he wasn’t able to go in the team’s first preseason game against the Devils on Monday night. Stepan had a leg injury, but the one he sustained Wednesday afternoon at practice was far more severe.
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The New York Rangers opened their preseason at home last night with a 5-4 loss to the New Jersey Devils. While there was a great deal of room for improvement, a lot of the Rangers’ new acquisitions had some impressive first games that could be a great sign of things to come.
Aside from re-signing Dominic Moore and acquiring Dan Boyle and Tanner Glass, the Rangers haven’t been very active in acquiring some of the league’s best free agents this offseason, but they haven’t exactly been quiet either. The Blueshirts have made a handful of depth moves since picking up Boyle and Glass that could prove very beneficial.
After a busy first ten days NHL free agency has calmed down a bit, and there have been some interesting deals to say the least thus far. There have been some overpaid players, veterans that have gone to play elsewhere and some deals that just leave you scratching your head.
The New York Rangers saw their season come to an end Friday night when they lost in double overtime to the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five on the Stanley Cup Final to lose the series 4-1. Many might look back on the series and consider it a disappointment, but this Rangers team accomplished a great deal more this season than was expected.