The NHL season could also be over for 2022, however the New York Rangers are already looking forward to subsequent season.
In an announcement on the workforce’s twitter web page, the Rangers unveiled their opponents for the 2022-23 pre-season.
New York will play six pre-season video games with three of them being at Madison Sq. Backyard towards three groups.
Rangers Pre-Season Schedule
Boston, New Jersey and the Islanders will all see the Rangers twice earlier than the common season begins.
The workforce will begin the pre-season slate on Monday, September 26 towards the Islanders at MSG. The workforce will play two extra video games that week with a Tuesday battle in Boston, and a Thursday contest at house towards the Devils.
New York concludes its six-game slate with matchups towards the Bruins at house on Wednesday, October 5 and on the highway towards the Islanders on Saturday, October 8 at UBS Enviornment.
The Rangers are coming off a extremely profitable season, the primary beneath head coach, Gerard Gallant. The workforce made the Jap Convention Finals for the primary time since 2014, however misplaced in six video games to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Right here’s a have a look at the three groups New York will face within the pre-season and their low season outlook.
New York Islanders
The Islanders parted methods with head coach Barry Trotz in a shock transfer simply over two months in the past. The Isles missed the playoffs for the primary time within the Trotz period after two straight appearances within the Jap Convention Finals. There’s loads of questions and an enormous highlight beneath new head coach, Lane Lambert. The futures of workforce stalwart, Josh Bailey and goaltender Semyon Varlamov will likely be an enormous subject this complete low season.
Just like the Islanders, the Bruins fired Bruce Cassidy after a primary spherical exit this 12 months within the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Cassidy’s firing got here as large of a shock as Trotz’s with the coach having a 67% successful share in Boston – one of the best of any Bruins coach since Bep Guidolin in 1974. Whereas no coach has been employed, the workforce should additionally determine on the way forward for captain, Patrice Bergeron who’s a free agent this low season. Letting Bergeron stroll would imply breaking apart the “perfection line” which might sign a a lot completely different future in Boston.
New Jersey Devils
It will likely be a make-or-break season for basic supervisor Tom Fitzgerald. Named to the place in 2020, Fitzgerald has seen a younger workforce wrestle, however does have expertise on the roster. With the second total choose, the Devils can have a possibility to get a prime participant in a stable class. The workforce is probably going nonetheless a number of years away from getting again to the postseason for the primary time since 2017.
The Rangers themselves do have loads of questions surrounding their low season, however after a robust 2021-22 season, the outlook on the younger workforce will solely get higher as the core group of gamers develop collectively. The subsequent step in that course of wil; start in September at MSG.
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