New Year’s Resolutions for the New York Yankees and all local teams

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Henrik  Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Henrik  Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /

New York Rangers

The Rangers are at an absolute crossroads. They are a very young team. Only six players on the roster are over 30 years old. They also have a new coach in David Quinn.

They also have a goaltender who is still solid but closing in on the end of his career. He will turn 37 years old in March. As we all know, age catches up to all of us and he is not getting any younger.

This year he is 11-0-7 with a 2.87 goals against average. He is still playing well but that average is well above his career mark of 2.38.

Currently the Rangers sit on the outside of the playoffs. Why? They can’t score. Right now, the Rangers sit 26th in the league in goals with 104. 2.81 goals per game simply puts too much pressure on the goalie. They have to score.

Most recently, Rick Nash scored over 40 goals in 2014-2015. Marian Gaborik did it twice in the current decade. So that’s three times with two guys.

The moral of the story is that the Rangers need a sniper. They need someone that can put the puck in the back of the net all the time. Not some of the time, all the time.

New Year’s Resolution: Find a terrific and consistent goal scorer.