Summer Skate: New York Rangers
Rangers set sights on maintaining team's young core
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- New York Rangers
General manager Glen Sather's biggest move to date this offseason was the signing of talented but inconsistent ex-Kings winger Alexander Frolov, albeit to an innocuous one-year, $3 million deal. But what should be the biggest move of the offseason is hopefully still to come, and that's the re-signing of 23-year-old rearguard Marc Staal, who's on the verge of becoming a legitimate No. 1 defenseman for the Rangers. Unfortunately, by playing in front of elite goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, New York's fine young defense corps generally doesn't get the credit it deserves.
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2010 NHL OFFSEASON
The writers of Puck Prospectus break out their VUKOTA projection system to examine players trending up and sliding down on every NHL team. And in anticipation of training camp, E.J. Hradek dishes on an intriguing player that could have a big impact in 2010-11.