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  1. kinger8998

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    Hey, welcome all to the start of my Franchise Mode experience in NHL 20. I will be posting logs here, and I encourage everyone to do the same! Or just chat away/ask questions!
     
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    New York Rangers Franchise Mode

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    First Half of 2019-2020 NHL Season

    Season Preview

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    The Rangers new additions have them primed to make a jump up the standings this season. Aside from the big three additions in Kaapo Kakko, Jacob Trouba and Artemi Panarin, the Rangers have also added defensemen Dion Phaneuf and David Schlemko on 1-year deals.

    GM Brant King said the decision was based upon the organizations belief that Libor Hajek, Ryan Lindgren, Yegor Rykov and Aadam Fox would all benefit from starting the season in the AHL.

    Henrik Lundqvist returns as the team's bedrock in nets, with Alexandar Georgiev his backup. Czar Igor Shesterkin, hailed the heir of the King's throne when the time comes, starts in the minors.

    Although many pundits have the Rangers pegged to make a jump up the standings, the extent of that jump has been a hot button topic. Some have the Rangers dramatically improving, re-joining the dance they were a staple in for so many years. Others, have the Rangers still near the bottom of the league, just better than last season.

    LWCRW
    Panarin 89Zibanejad 87Kakko 81
    Krieder 83Chytil 80Buchnevich 82
    Namestnikov 80Howden 79Kravtsov 77
    Lemieux 77Andersson 76Strome 80
    Nieves 76
    LDRD
    Skjei 84Trouba 85
    STaal 78DeAngelo 80
    Phaneuf 79Schlemko 78
    Smith 76
    StarterBackup
    Lundqvist 90Georgiev 81

    First Half of Season





    LWCRW
    Panarin 89Kravtsov 79Buchnevich 82
    Krieder 83Zibanejad 87 Kakko 81
    Namestnikov 80Chytil 80Howden 79
    Lemieux 77Nieves 76Sorenson 79
    Andersson 76
    LDRD
    Smith 76Ericsson 78
    Staal 78Trouba 85
    Phaneuf 79DeAngelo 80
    Skjei 84*
    StarterBackup
    Lundqvist 90Georgiev 81




    First Half Recap

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    RecordHomeAwayGFPGGAPGPP%PK%DivisionConferenceLeaguePlayoffs?
    23-15-38-10-215-5-12.80 (19th)2.68 (8th)19.0% (11th)84.5% (10th)2nd5th12thYes.

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    GoalieRecordSV%GAASO
    Henrik Lundqvist18-10-3.9212.422
    Alexandar Georgiev5-6-0.908 3.080

    Alexandar Georigev was expected to build off of last season and keep Henrik Lundqvist rested come a potential playoff birth, but his porous start to the season has forced Hank into a heavier workload than ideal. If the Rangers hope to have their success continue, they may have to deal with the setbacks of a few more GA and hope the offense can pick up. If they eant any chance, they need the King at his freshest and his best.


    Henrik Lundqvist is on pace for his highest win total since his Vezina season of 2012, and his SV% would be his highest since the 14-15 Season. Lundqvist has currently set himself up quite nicely to be a Vezina finalist yet again, as he, Rask and Markstrom all seem to be front runners with .920+ SV% and 17+ wins.

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    PlayerGPGAP+/-PIM
    Brady Skjei3841519-822
    Jacob Trouba4151318-1444
    Tony DeAngelo41459+120
    Jonathan Ericsson33 (31)2 (1)5 (5)7 )6)+7 (+5)16 (16)
    Dion Phaneuf41325+714
    Marc Staal41134+226
    Brendan Smith9000+14

    The Brady Skjei-Jacob Trouba never really worked out, but when split up both of their play has improved. Their plus minus suffered in the beginning, but is recovering as the team improves. Tony DeAngelo has seen a drop in offensive production, but his defensive play has been among the best on the Rangers blue line. Jonathan Ericsson, Dion Phaneuf, Marc Staal and Brendan Smith have been exactly what expected for the Rangers, steady defensive stalwarts.

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    PlayerGPGAP+/-PIM
    Artemi Panarin41132841+32
    Mika Zibanejad41122032-236
    Pavel Buchnevich41102030+85
    Chris Kreider41121527+736
    Vitali Kravtsov4116622-56
    Kaapo Kakko4161622+25
    Filip Chytil4181220+80
    Vlad Namestnikov4071219-32
    Brett Howden4141014-514
    Marcus Sorenson45 (31)3 (1)9 (7)12 (8)+1 (-2)6 (0)
    Brendan Lemieux36527-210
    Lias Andersson25213-62
    Boo Nieves22123-30

    Artemi Panarin has done most of the heavy lifting for the Rangers, currently operating at a PPG pace despite the team's depth being unable to get the monkey off their back. Also leading the way is Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich, both who are playing spirited hockey. Rookies Vitali Kravtsov and Kaapo Kakko have both been wonderful so far, but Kakko feels primed to break out of his goal socring slump at any time and explode. Filip CHytil has taken yet another step forward in his development while pending UFA Chris Kreider is really making a case for the Rangers to keep him.

    Aside from the ones mentioned, along with another pending UFA in Vlad Namestnikov (who is making himself good trade bait), the depth has struggled. Especially Lias Andersson, who once again fails to develop the way he was projected to on his Draft Day in 2017.

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    In the AHL Hartford, the Rangers don't really have any forwards prospects of note.

    On defense, legitimate NHL prospects Aadam Fox and Yegor Rykov are really impressing. Adam Fox leads the entire AHL team in points with 25 in 36 games (5-20-25). Ryan Lindgren has been decent, while Libor Hajek has been very underwhelming.

    IN nets, Czar Igor Shesterkin's numbers do not paint a pretty picutre. That being said, much of that can be attributed to a truly putrid defensive performance outside of the aforementioned Rykov and Fox.

    Next Post: Second Half of 2019-2020 NHL Season
     
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    Is this run in NHL20?
     
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    M.C.G. 31 Damn, he brave!

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    M.C.G. 31 Damn, he brave!

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    You took the idea from me so **** off outta here, yeah

    I trademarked it, I copyrighted it, I patented it
     
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    Cor Ask Me About AEF

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  9. M.C.G. 31

    M.C.G. 31 Damn, he brave!

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    I have N64, shut up

    My GM logs were legendary back in the day.
     
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    Enjoyed reading through your sim last year (I think it was yours).
    I would like to attempt a crack at this also except I like to play both NHL/AHL rather then sim so progress would be far slower. I think I’d get some enjoyment from writing a compelling franchise storyline and maybe someone might enjoy reading it.
    Would have to be a weak expansion team
     
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    New York Rangers Franchise Mode

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    Second Half of 2019-2020 NHL Season

    Start of Second Half







    LWCRW
    Panarin 89Zibanejad 87Puljujarvi 79
    Buchnevich 82Chytil 81Kakko 81
    Lemieux 77Howden 79Gurianov 75
    Nieves 76Andersson 76Sorenson 80
    Kravtsov 79*

    LDRD
    Skjei 84Trouba 85
    Staal 78DeAngelo 80
    Ericsson 78Smith 76

    StarterBackup
    Lundqvist 90Georgiev 81



    LWCRW
    Buchnevich 82Zibanejad 87Kakko 81
    Puljujarvi 80Chytil 85Kravtsov 79
    Di Giuseppe 77Howden 79Gurianov 75
    Lemieux 77Andersson 78Sorenson 80
    Nieves 76Panarin 89*

    LDRD
    Skjei 84Trouba 85
    Staal 78DeAngelo 80
    Ericsson 78Fox 75
    Smith 76

    StarterBackup
    Lundqvist 90Georgiev 81

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    RecordHomeAwayGFPGGAPGPP%PK%DivisionConferenceLeaguePlayoffs?
    40-36-617-21-323-15-32.89 (20th)2.98 (20th)20.6% (6th)83.1% (T-16th)6th11th21stNo.

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    GoalieRecordSV%GAASO
    Henrik Lundqvist31-27-4.9132.764
    Alexandar Georgiev9-9-2.8953.371

    Henrik Lundqvist did all he could to will the Rangers into the Playoffs, but the injury to Panarin sealed the Rangers fate. His backup, Alexandar Georgiev, did not live up to expectations. The young netminder struggled the entire season, and will likely be traded this offseason top accomodate the rising Igor Shesterkin.


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    PlayerGPGAP+/-PIM
    Jacob Trouba82103343-2071
    Brady Skjei7943438-2052
    Jonathan Ericsson7481321+1041
    Tony DeAngelo8171421+42
    Marc Staal8231114E38
    Brendan Smith36235+112
    Aadam Fox10011-50

    Brady Skjei and Jacob Trouba were fantastic for the Rangers, aside from their +/- suffering due to the defensive play of forwards, but the real surprise was Jonathan Ericsson. Acquired to be a voice of veteran reason, the defender led the defensive group in +/- and posted 21 points, his highest points total of his career. His play may have even made Marc Staal expendable and susceptible to a buyout. Tony DeAngelo was okay, while Brendan Smith was good too. Adam Fox showed well enough in his stint.

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    PlayerGPGAP+/-PIM
    Artemi Panarin73264975+116
    Mika Zibanejad80243963-746
    Pavel Buchnevich82173754-47
    Kaapo Kakko82183452E18
    Filip Chytil82 163147+516
    Vitali Kravtsov78301545-110
    Brett Howden82122335-1638
    Jesse Puljujarvi84 (34)13 (3)18 (5)31 (8)+16 (-7)22 (4)
    Marcus Sorenson6891120E6
    Phil Di Giuseppe2410414-26
    Brendan Lemieux7710414-1643
    Lias Andersson

    Denis Gurianov
    62

    34
    3

    4
    7

    4
    10

    8
    -11

    -3
    4

    2
    Reid Boucher

    Boo Nieves
    14 (7)

    28
    0 (0)

    1
    4 (2)

    2
    4 (2)

    3
    +1 (-4)

    -5
    6 (6)

    2

    While Panarin led the way, possible the most surprising player of the season for the Rangers was rookie Vitali Kravtsov, who was the teams only 30-goal scorer. Kaapo Kakko led all rookies in points, as both he and Kravtsov were named finalists for the Calder Trophy. Filip Chytil made huge strides, as did Pavel Buchnevich. Jesse Puljujarvi was underwhelming after the trade, as was Gurianov, but they are long term pieces as opposed to right now worries. Mika Zibanejad saw a slight dip in production, but he was still in the realm of a #1C. Brett Howden improved on his rookie season, while Boucher and Di Giuseppe did fine in replacement roles. Marcus Sorenson is a great depth forward, but Brendan Lemieux and Lias Andersson both disappointed. Overall it was a good enough seaosn where it mattered.

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    BREAKING NEWS: HWP coach Willie Smith and rest of AHL coaching staff relieved of duties.

    Defensive prospects Yegor Rykov (76 GP, 6-30--36) and Ryan Lindgren (76 GP, 2-22--24) impressed, but Libor Hajek (76 GP, 5-7--12) disappointed.

    Up front, acquired prospect Jason Robertson matched his point production from Texas (9 points) but did so in 31 games compared to 43. Ty Ronning posted 5 goals and 18 points in 76 games.

    Igor Shesterkin showed well in games, but was ultimately spoiled by a terrible Hartford team.

    Next Post: 2020 NHL Offseason
     
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    Cor Ask Me About AEF

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    I got through Columbus in my roster editing so far.

    Need to finish that, then a quick once over of the AHL teams, and CHL teams, and then player creating.

    So..... maybe this weekend I can start an expansion one.


    P.S; my write ups wont be as good as @kinger8998 ....... he/she sets a crazy high expectation :laugh:
     
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    New York Rangers Franchise Mode

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    2020 NHL Offseason

    Offseason Notes




    2020 NHL Entry Draft



    Re-sign Phase

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    The Rangers had $18.000M in Cap Space to work with heading into the re-sign phase, with very few key players to sign. The biggest name was RFA Jesse Puljujarvi, followed by UFA defender Jonathan Ericsson, who posted a career high in points at the ripe age of 36.

    New York signed RFA's Gabriel Fontaine, Brandon Crawley and Ville Meskanen to contracts during the Re-sign period.

    The Rangers also signed prospects Nico Gross (64, 20, Med Top 6D) and Jacob Ragnarsson (55, 20, Med Top 6D) to ELC's.

    The Rangers qualified RFA's Boo Nieves and Alexandar Georgiev.

    The Rangers allowed waiver claim Reid Buucher, Matt Beleskey and Steven Fogarty to walk to Free Agency.

    PlayerOVRAgePotentialPositionPlayer TypeStatsYears/AAVThoughts
    Jesse Puljujarvi8122Low EliteRWSniper84 GP
    13G-18A-31P
    +16 ... 22 PIM
    3/$3.900MRisky deal for a
    player w a career
    high of 31 points.
    Could pay off if
    JP finally unlocks
    potential that made
    him a 4th overall
    pick in 2016.
    Alexandar Georgiev8124Med Fringe
    Starter
    GHybrid20 GP
    9-9-2, 1 SO
    .895 SV%
    3.37 GAA
    Qualifying
    Offer
    With Shesterkin
    waiting in the wings,
    Georgiev could be
    trade bait.
    Jonathan Ericsson7936N/ADDefensive
    Defenseman
    74 GP
    8G-13A-21P
    +10 ... 41 PIM
    1/$2.000MWas one of NYR best
    D last season. Can't
    be expected to repeat
    career high points,
    but can still play.
    Phil Di Giuseppe7726High
    Bottom 6F
    LW/C2 way
    Forward
    24 GP
    10G-4A-14P
    -2 ... 6 PIM
    1/$0.925MWas great in depth
    role last season. Will
    fight for 4th line job
    this year.
    Boo Nieves7626Med
    Bottom 6F
    CPlaymaker28 GP
    1G-2A-3P
    -5 ... 2 PIM
    Qualifying
    Offer
    Disappointed last yr,
    surpassed by Giuseppe
    on depth list. Could be
    out...or on last leg in
    NY.
    Vinni Lettieri7525Med
    Bottom 6F
    C/RWSniper76 GP
    9G-14A-23P
    -29 ... 18 PIM
    (AHL)
    2/$0.825MRough szn last year in
    HFD, but it was for all.
    With new coaching
    staff next season,
    NYR hope Lettieri can
    be big piece of turn-
    around.
    Ryan Gropp7023Med Top 9FLWPower
    Forward
    36 GP
    6G-3A-9P
    -5 ... 8 PIM
    (AHL)
    1/$0.750MLast leg in NYR org.
    Former 2nd rounder
    is firmly in probable bust
    territory.
    Matyev Guskov6619Low Top 6FLW/CPlaymaker66 GP
    27G-42A-69P
    +4 ... 38 PIM
    (OHL)
    3/$0.875M
    (ELC)
    ELC for acquired player
    Rangers are high on.
    Very skilled, plays strong
    200-ft game. Few years \
    away.
    Calle Sjalin6120Low Top 4DD2 way
    Defender
    N/A3/$0.700M
    (ELC)
    One of the youngest
    players in the 2017 Draft,
    Sjalin enduring a long road
    to get here. Injuries
    derailed his progress, but
    it's back on track. Could be
    dark horse to be in NYR
    Top 4 one day.
    Nila Lundkvist5719Med Top 4DD2 way
    Defender
    41 GP
    0G-3A-3P
    +12 ... 30 PIM
    (SHL)
    3/$0.875M
    (ELC)
    NYR love this prospect.
    Playign against men, the
    offense needs time to come,
    but his +/- speaks for itself
    as to the fact that he can
    handle the pace. Still a ways
    away, but he's a prospect
    to keep an eye on.
    Yuri Glebov4918Low Top 4DDDefensive
    Defenseman
    4 GP
    0G-0A-0P
    -1 ... 4 PIM
    (Russia)
    3/$0.875MRangers like what they see
    from one of three 7th
    rounders in this years draft.
    He will go back to Russia,
    but the ELC is a vote of
    confidence that they believe
    he's a steal.

    Free Agency

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    The Free Agent Frenzy broadcast team:
    Host: James Duthie
    Deal Breaker Desk: Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger, Pierre LeBrun, and Gord Miller
    Instant Analysis Panel: Ray Ferraro, Jeff O’Neill, Dave Poulin, Martin Biron, Pierre McGuire
    FA Bait: Craig Button
    Free Agency Panel: Jamie McLennan, Aaron Ward

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    Duthie: Welcome all viewers to the 2020 Edition of Free Agent Frenzy. To those of you in Canada, Happy Canada Day, and to the rest of you, happy Free Agency! We have business to get right into so let's take you right to the deal breaker desk.

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    McKenzie: The Rangers have acquired star forward Filip Forsberg from the Nashville Predators for their 2021 1st round pick, their 2022 2nd round pick, goaltender Alexandar Georgiev, forward Brett Howden and defenseman Ryan Lindgren. Forsberg has 2 years remaining on his contract at an AAV of $6.000M, a very workable contract for New York.

    Ferraro: Nashville was obviously at a disadvantage here when Filip Forsberg requested a trade, as not many teams in the league were willing to fork up a package like this when they knew he wanted out and would be a FA in 2 years anyways. The Rangers avoided giving up any truly elite talents, but they did pay a large sum for a forward who put up just 21 goals last year, and 39 points.

    McGuire: That is a large payment, but that same forward is a guy who has 3 seasons of 60+ points and has scored 30 goals twice before. He's an elite talent, and if he refinds his game with the Rangers it would be lethal.

    McLennan: The Rangers now boast Kravtsov, Kakko, Zibanejad, Panarin and Forsberg. They also have Pavel Buchnevich and Jesse Puljujarvi. They are going to be an offensive force to be reckoned with.

    Dreger: In other news, plenty of big name players have changed places. Former Rangers Anthony Duclair and Dan Girardi signed with Carolina and Dallas respectively. Another former Ranger in Nick Holden signed with Winnipeg. Staying with the trend, Jesper Fast joins Dan Girardi in Dallas, while Vladislav Namestnikov signed with Calgary. Ryan Strome remains a Free Agent.

    LeBrun: Detroit has signed elite defenseman Roman Josi to a long term 7-year deal. Mikael Granlund, another former Predator, joins the Florida Panthers on a 5-year term. Calgary signs former St. Louis Blue and Stanley Cup Champion Brayden Schenn to a 4-year contract, while defensemen Sai Vatanen and Jake Gardiner have bolstered the Avs blueline.

    Duthie: Anyways folks, that's all the time we've got for right now. We'll see you at the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline!

    PlayerOVRAgePotentialPositionPlayer TypeStatsYears/AAV
    Filip Forsberg8425Med EliteLW/RW2 way Forward77 GP
    21G-18A-39P
    -27 ... 36 PIM
    2/$6.000M

    Next Post: 2020-2021 NHL Season
     
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    M.C.G. 31 Damn, he brave!

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    We all know @Cor absolutely sucks at this thing.
     
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    @kinger8998 grabbed the brass ring. He’s my friend. I’m pushing him to the top.
     
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    First Half of 2020-2021 NHL Season

    Season Preview

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    Henrik Lundqvist enters the final year of his contract in a mentorship role with the uber talented Igor Shesterkin. Hank will still be the starter and an elite one at that, but his secondary job is to prepare the heir to his throne to take over eventually. This duo has the potential to be the best in the league, bar none.

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    The Rangers return the same d-corps from the end of last season. Adam Fox and Tony DeAngelo represent the youth of the unit; Brady Skjei and Jacob Trouba represent the horses and Marc Staal and Jonathan Ericsson are the whitebeards. Brendan Smith is the 7th defender.

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    New York boasts the best forward corps in the entire national hockey league. They return Calder winner and finalist Kakko and Kravtsov, elite forwards in Panarin and Zibanejad as well as progressing forwards Filip Chytil, Jesse Puljujarvi and Pavel Buchnevich. With the departure of Howden, Lias Anderssons steps into the 3C role and looks to finally establish himself as an NHL forward. Denis Gurianov starts his first full NHL season while Phil Di Giuseppe, Brendan Lemieux and Marcus Sorenson represent the depth. New acquisition Filip Forsberg looks to re-establish himself amopng the elite goal scorers, and he couldn't be in a better place to do it.

    LWCRW
    Panarin 90Zibanejad 87Kravtsov 84
    Forsberg 85Chytil 84Puljujarvi 83
    Buchnevich 84Andersson 79Kakko 82
    Gurianov 79Di Giuseppe 78Sorenson 80
    Lemieux 76

    LDRD
    Skjei 85Trouba 86
    Ericsson 79DeAngelo 82
    Staal 78Fox 80
    Smith 76

    StarterBackup
    Lundqvist 90Shesterkin 78

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    LWCRW
    Panarin 90Zibanejad 87Kakko 82
    Forsberg 85Andersson 79Puljujarvi 83
    Kravtsov 85Chytil 84Buchnevich 84
    Gurianov 79Di Giuseppe 78Sorenson 80
    Lemieux 76

    LDRD
    Skjei 85Trouba 86
    Ericsson 79DeAngelo 82
    Staal 78Fox 80
    Smith 76

    StarterBackup
    Lundqvist 90Shesterkin 80

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    RecordHomeAwayGFPGGAPGPP%PK%DivisionConferenceLeaguePlayoffs?
    26-9-612-4-314-5-33.49 (4th)2.17 (1st)20.6% (8th)90.0% (1st)2nd2nd3rdYes .

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    GoalieRecordSV%GAASO
    Henrik Lundqvist20-6-6.9242.273
    Igor Shesterkin6-3-0.9441.561

    The Rangers have the best goaltending duo in the League. It would be smaert to ease Hank's workload, but the system that is going right now is working so well, it's hard to argue with anything.

    Igor Shesterkin is playing phenominal, albeit in a small sample size.

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    PlayerGPGAP+/-PIM
    Jacob Trouba4143337+828
    Brady Skjei4122022+1127
    Marc Staal4121214+1420
    Tony DeAngelo415813+147
    Jonathan Ericsson396511+2019
    Adam Fox41437+130
    Brendan Smith3000-12

    Jacob Trouba has taken his level of play to another level, and it would be astonishing if he could keep this going for the entire season. Right now, the Rangers are just enjoying the elite production from the backend. Brady Skjei, Marc Staal and Jonathan Ericsson have the left side on a complete shutdown, combining for a +45. Tony DeAngelo and Adam Fox would certainly like more offense as puck movers, but New York has to be pleased with the defensive efforts so far. Brendan Smith has barely got any action.


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    PlayerGPGAP+/-PIM
    Kaapo Kakko41142539+292
    Artemi Panarin41151934+94
    Mika Zibanejad41102333+1326
    Filip Forsberg41122032+616
    Lias Andersson4182230+2420
    Pavel Buchnevich40111829+176
    Vitali Kravtsov41161026+110
    Filip Chytil41131124+544
    Jesse Puljujarvi399817-622
    Phil Di Giuseppe​
    412810+22
    Denis Gurianov
    41538E10
    Marcus Sorenson4135
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    Brendan Lemieux
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    Kaapo Kakko leads the way for the Rangers. Their offensive production is incredible, but more is expected from Panarin and Zibanejad. Forsberg is back on his 60 point pace, while Lias Andersson continued his breakout performance. Vitali Kravtsov is on pace for his 2nd straight 30-goal season to open his career, while Filip Chytil is looking to crack 50-points. Jesse Puljujarvi is disappointing, and could find himself on his way out with the influx of talent the Rangers have.


    Aside from those notables, Pavel Buchnevich and Phil Di Giuseppe are both enjoying another great season, while Denis Gurianov and Marcus Sorenson are providing decent depth.

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    Defensive prospects Yegor Rykov (37 GP, 6-12--18) and Libor Hajek (37 GP, 4-10--14) headline a strong defensive corps for Hartford. Also on defense is Joey Keane (36 GP, 4-2--6), Nils Lundkvist (6 GP, 1-2--3), Tarmo Reunanen (37 GP, 3-8--11) and Calle Sjalin (26 GP, 1-3--4).

    Up front, acquired prospect Jason Robertson has played 27 games, posting 14 points, decent production. The real star is porspect Ty Ronning, who has 31 points (10-21--31) in 37 games.

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