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Three keys to the offseason for the New York Rangers

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When New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather started shipping away first-round picks, the ante was raised in New York. It’s about winning Stanley Cups, so losing in the conference finals to the Tampa Bay Lightning is a disappointment. That’s the reality that comes with high expectations.

That said, the playoffs are a funny thing. As much as you need talent, you need breaks. Some years, they just don’t come at the right time. The Rangers' season is over, but that doesn’t mean the roster needs wholesale changes, or even much done at all. Sather's summer duties involve more housekeeping than reconstruction.