theScore is previewing each team leading up to the 2016-17 season.
The offseason indeed brought change for the New York Rangers, who dealt their second-leading goal scorer, Derick Brassard, to the Ottawa Senators in an effort to alleviate cap pressures and enhance other aspects of their lineup.
Still, fans should anticipate another shoe to drop, as this Rangers team - which understands it needs change - will still rely on a similar core, a diminishing back end, and of course that otherworldly goaltender.
Here's how the Rangers stack up heading into 2016-17:
|Rick Nash||Derek Stepan||Mats Zuccarello|
|Chris Kreider||Mika Zibanejad||Kevin Hayes|
|Jimmy Vesey||J.T Miller||Jesper Fast|
|Nathan Gerbe||Oscar Lindberg||Michael Grabner|
|Tanner Glass||Brandon Pirri||Pavel Buchnevich|
|Max Lapierre||Josh Jooris|
|Ryan McDonagh||Dan Girardi|
|Marc Staal||Kevin Klein|
|Brady Skjei||Dylan McIlrath|
|Nick Holden||Adam Clendening|