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    How Long Before the Rangers Are Contending?

    Based on everything we know of their rebuild thus far, how far out are they from the playoffs and/or Cup contention?

    I think with a key add (like Panarin), they're back in the playoffs next season. Cup aspirations I'm three to five (leaning more towards three).


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    How Long Before the Rangers Are Contending?

    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    7-10 business days
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    I’m not so sure it will even be 2 years out. Look at how Vegas came together and had an amazing birthing run. Sure, they have ‘experienced’ players that gelled but I can also see a ‘young’ bunch gelling too. Adding a piece like Panarin or finding lightening in a young pup or two can work wonders. 3-5 seems too long although it’s been way beyond that since our last Cup.

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    3 years after Kravtsov comes over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    3 years after Kravtsov comes over.
    That's probably best bet. I'll say three seasons from now. They'll blow this year, probably next, then be OK.

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    It’s so hard to say because there are still so many balls in the air.

    I think this season will be a wash. I can see them contending next season IF the right moves are made after this season but I guess that can be said about any team at any time lol.

    I’ll say 2 seasons.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    That's probably best bet. I'll say three seasons from now. They'll blow this year, probably next, then be OK.
    This is where I'm at too. Hoping for enough excitement from the young group but feel it'll be a bad season in the standings which won't be a terrible thing. One/two more 1st rounders added to the mix (plus Panarin or Stone or both) and they'll be a team no one will want to play in 2019-2020 and then the following year they'll understand what it takes to win and be a serious contender.

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    5 years

    3 more years of dark ages - Shatty, Smith, Staal, Lundqvist contracts expire

    Give them a year to adjust. Followed by season.
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    Entirely plausible with good goaltending the Rangers could be in the mix for one of the east wildcard spots as soon as this season. But competing for a Cup,making a deep playoff run, that's at least 2 years off.

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    playoff non-cup threat 2 years, cup threat can't see it from here so 4+ easy imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsrangers View Post
    playoff non-cup threat 2 years, cup threat can't see it from here so 4+ easy imo.
    That's where I see the future contention of this team.
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    Sam Rosen played the vegas Golden Knights card tonight. Expect to hear MSG say that a lot well into the season. Need to have CBJ gift us a 40 goal scorer.

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    Beyond contending, or not, it's going to be interesting to see if Hank completely pisses his legacy away in next three years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    Beyond contending, or not, it's going to be interesting to see if Hank completely pisses his legacy away in next three years.
    There are 6 good teams in the east, and a whole lot of mediocre ones. If any of the mediocre ones like the NYR get excellent goaltending they can steal one of the wildcard slots. And that's where Lundqvist's crappy end in 2017/18 and his weak preseason should be a big concern.

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    If by contender you mean one of the five best teams with a serious chance at the cup, statistically, it could be a long time. The Rangers were not one of those teams from 1979 until 1991 and then again from 1997 until 2011. It could be three years and could be 15. Half the teams in the NHL have not been in the top five for the past 10 years.

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    I think after next season we’ll know a lot more about whether we made the right moves and recruited well. If we did, that should coincide with being a playoff team again. Contention will depend on additional recruitment, and is pretty much impossible to call at this point.
    How the goalie situation plays out will be a massive factor as well. If Shesty comes over and turns out to be a bonafide NHL starter we’ll be on our way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugg View Post
    Sam Rosen played the vegas Golden Knights card tonight. Expect to hear MSG say that a lot well into the season. Need to have CBJ gift us a 40 goal scorer.

    I’ve heard the Vegas card come up on a number of occasions and it’s total bollocks on so many levels.
    Vegas had elite goaltending, rock solid if unspectacular D, a roster hand picked to play a certain system and an electric 1st line.
    That’s before you factor in the collective chip on their shoulders and the effect it had on the room, the way the city embraced the team and the shooting/Vegas strong business.

    None of it is applicable to the Rangers, apart from the off chance that KZB has a Karlsson/Marchessault style breakout year.
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    The Rangers aren't mediocre. They're pretty bad.

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    Bottom 5 in the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesy View Post
    I think after next season we’ll know a lot more about whether we made the right moves and recruited well. If we did, that should coincide with being a playoff team again. Contention will depend on additional recruitment, and is pretty much impossible to call at this point.
    How the goalie situation plays out will be a massive factor as well. If Shesty comes over and turns out to be a bonafide NHL starter we’ll be on our way.
    This is my feeling as well.

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