Kukla's Korner Hockey

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Questions Facing The New York Rangers

08/22/2016 at 9:37am EDT

from David Satriano of NHL.com,

How will Mika Zibanejad fit in?

The Senators traded Zibanejad and a second-round pick in the 2018 draft to the Rangers for Brassard on July 18. Zibanejad plays in all situations, takes faceoffs and likely will be the first-line center. But how he adjusts to wherever he plays is crucial.

"He's just scratching the surface at age 23," Gorton said. "There's not a lot of guys that have done what he's done as far as score 20 before that age. He kills penalties. He's really emerged on the draws. Since he's come in, he's got better every year, and I think we're just scratching the surface."...

How many games will Henrik Lundqvist play?

Lundqvist is second among active goalies in NHL wins (374) behind Roberto Luongo of the Panthers (436). One of the most durable goalies in the past decade, Lundqvist had the highest GAA of his NHL career (2.48) last season.

Lundqvist made 64 starts last season and has started 81 playoff games over the past five seasons. It would not be a stretch to say 27-year-old backup Antti Raanta, who went 11-6-2 last season, will start more games than he did last season.


Create an Account

In order to leave a comment, please create an account.

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at [email protected]