NEW YORK (AP) — Fully into rebuilding Frans Nielsen Jersey Kids
, the New York Rangers aren’t thinking about a deep playoff run. They simply want to get better.
The Rangers are coming off a year in which they dealt several stars at the trade deadline, finished last in the Metropolitan Division and missed the postseason for the first time in eight years.
They made a coaching change after the season, hiring David Quinn from Boston University to lead a younger team that has some veterans. Quinn, a Colorado Avalanche assistant in the lockout-shortened 2013 season who also coached in the AHL, is implementing a more up-tempo game.
“We want to come to the rink every day and be the best team we can possibly be,” Quinn said. “Make every player better on a daily basis, and if you do that, we’ll be better collectively and the winning and losing takes care of itself.”
Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, whose first season in New York since signing as a free agent in 2017 was limited to five goals and 18 assists in 46 games because of a knee injury, has already noticed the difference.