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GM Shank Happy with Perron and Foligno Additions

The New York Rangers concluded their busy offseason by filling out their top six, adding two veteran forwards in the ever consistent David Perron and rugged two way forward Marcus Foligno.

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They may not be the flashiest names available on the open market, but GM Shank feels the value they can provide will prove worthy of their $7.9m and $5m cap hits respectively. Perhaps quietly, Perron has put up no less than 16 goals and 46 points in each of the last 5 seasons, and has been near a point per game player the last 4. Marcus Foligno looks to provide some physicality in the Rangers top 6, which was the main thing they were lacking up until now.

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The Rangers lineup seems set now with training camp opening up soon, perhaps only adding some farm players and depth pieces. GM Shank seems to be living up to his promise to the fans of New York, but only time will tell if he’s done enough to add up to a playoff appearance.

Rangers Fans Rejoice

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For the first time in his reign as General Manager of the New York Rangers, Tyler Shank will be attempting to ice a competitive team.

“Our fans have been patient with us through this rebuild, and I think it’s time to reward that.” Shank said in an interview on the draft floor. He has recently added young guns Anthony Beauvillier and Pavel Buchnevich to their thin forward corps, and upstart goaltender Chris Driedger to play with one of Antti Raanta or Jeremy Swayman. He hopes to add a bit more through free agency.

”Jake (Sanderson) and Shane (Pinto) were young guys we were excited for, yes, but some sacrifices need to be made. These guys we got back, while they have already made an impact in this league, are still young and still fit into our future plans.“ Shank added that they also went and acquired Josh Morrissey who, like the aforementioned players, is still young and looking to make an impact on this team.

”The hope this season is to reward the fans with a trip to the postseason. We may not go deep this year, but hey, anything can happen if you make it to the dance.” Shank chuffed as he nodded towards the Blues draft table. Don’t make any jokes however, as this is already by far the most competitive roster the Rangers have iced in Shanks tenure. Only time will tell if that translates during the season