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New York Rangers Bottom 6 Forwards Report Card: Promise, Uncertain Futures

Grabs proved to be a fantastic signing at what turned out to be an absurdly low price for the New York Rangers, delivering much more than even general manager Jeff Gorton could have hoped for.

In his first season on Broadway, Grabner and his all-world speed accomplished a number of objectives his new team figured it would: Providing the Rangers with a top penalty-killing presence and threat to deliver short-handed goals; helping to revitalize center Kevin Hayes, whose play took a dip last season after the departure of blazing linemate Carl Hagelin following the 2014-15 season in a trade the Rangers regretted; and helping them regain a good measure of the high-octane speed identity they had to a large degree lost by the end of the 2015-16 season.