The New York Rangers are the kind of team that just seems to always be on the verge of this, or on the verge of that. Since winning the Cup in 1994, the Rangers have only been able to get out of the second round once, and that was back in 1997 when the team had Wayne Gretzky, Brian Leech, Luc Robitaille, Mike Richter and Mark Messier on it, which, all said and done, might make up the greatest starting lineup in NHL history. The problem is, since that year, the Rangers haven’t been able to find any “franchise” players to grow on, thus making them a team that is always in some type of transition.
You go on a website like Hockey Merchandise Site, http://www.hockeyshot.com/ and you will see that the Rangers remain one of the hottest teams on the market. While a New York team will never go hungry, so to say, a fan base that still lives off of 1994 to a certain extent, will eventually need a run from the Rangers to keep their interest. A franchise scorer and a solid goaltender will definitely help, as well as a team that plays together like the 1994 team did.