Much like the Montreal Canadiens with Carey Price, it’s true that, to some extent, the New York Rangers still go as far as Henrik Lundqvist can take them. Still, this summer and Chris Kreider‘s new deal reminds us of one of the best things going for the Rangers: their young group of forwards. As you can see here, Rick Nash and Tanner Glass are the only forwards above age 30 (both at 32). New York got younger in its recent, splashy trade; Mika Zibanejad generates comparable production to Derick Brassard and is five years younger. That move seems nice now (getting the better pick is quite the cherry on top), but it could look even better down the line. The Rangers still eye a possible salary arbitration
After Price had said last month he was 100 per cent healthy following an MCL sprain that ultimately ended his season, Montreal Canadiens goalie coach Stephane Waite reaffirmed that earlier this week in an interview with RDS. “I’m not a doctor, but all I know is that on the ice it was perfect,” Waite told RDS, as per The Hockey News.