It starts tonight in the garden. Rangers are starting 2022-23 in a season with more promise than they have in seven years – which might not last as long if you’re a fan of certain other teams, but Rangers fans have been spoiled for the last decade -plus. They have a chance to be an elite team that could rightly be in contention for a Stanley Cup this season.
Perhaps some of these predictions will not be as bold given the expectations. But we’ll try to raise at least an eyebrow or two. Here are our 10 bold predictions for Rangers this season:
Rangers’ top scorer will be… Mika Zibanejad
Basically what we’re saying here is that Chris Kreider won’t be releasing a repeat of last season’s 52-goal breakout. Which isn’t so controversial – if he turns 30, that’s still better for him than any year except last year! Zibanejad has long been the Rangers offense’s top scorer, so you can expect him to reclaim his team goals crown with a 37-goal season. This power play one timer is trained.
Rangers will have seven goalscorers with 15 goals this season
Even with Kreider’s big year and some smashing scores from Artemi Panarin, Adam Fox and Zibanejad, Rangers weren’t a productive, balanced offense.
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