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TheNYRBlog’s 20 Thoughts: Traverse Rocked City

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Hockey is in the air my friends. Hockey is in the air. Training camp begins this week, while the Baby Rangers just finished up participating in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament. Hope springs eternal for Blueshirt fans every September, but leave it to our beloved Rangers to dampen enthusiasm before the team even gathers for their first official practice.

1. After years of trading away first round picks, the shoe was on the other foot for the Blueshirts this June as they found themselves with two of the first 31 selections in this year’s entry draft. Adding the 7th & 21st overall picks along with savvy college free agent signings to their barren prospect pool had even the most skeptical Rangers fan anticipating a bright future for the franchise.