After narrowly failing to make the 2021 playoffs, the New York Rangers spent the offseason bolstering their bottom-six. They made several moves to add talent as well as physicality and grit to what was a relatively unremarkable group just a few months ago.
Even though the focus of the offseason was to transform the bottom-six, the Rangers’ top two lines will look a little different, as well. The Rangers’ top RW Pavel Buchnevich was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a draft pick and LW Sammy Blais.
They tried Alexis Lafrenière at RW during training camp, but that experiment was short-lived.