Big thanks to Mike at Blueshirt Banter for doing an exchange with us, to bring our readers some questions we wanted him to answer about the New York Rangers as the playoff series with the Penguins is about to begin.
If you would like to see the questions that he wanted me to answer about the Pens, well you're in luck, you can find that right here.
Let's jump into this!
#1: There's not a lot of secrets between divisional rivals that played each other last season, but among fans what is one thing that Pens fans should watch out for among the Rangers? Any hidden or interesting insight for if NYR might have a good or bad game? Any players under the radar to keep an eye on?
#2: A hot topic among Penguin fans is trading of young players and 1st round picks for NHL talent. The Rangers have done this a lot too in recent years to acquire guys like Rick Nash, Marty St. Louis and Keith Yandle. What's your sense in trading valuable futures for a strong team now? Do you think the Rangers are finding the right balance at this point?
#3: After going to the Stanley Cup Finals last year and winning the President's Trophy this year, what are the expectations for a successful season for the Rangers this year? Is it Cup or bust?
#4: If the Penguins can do ____ they could beat the Rangers. If you were offered a lot of money, how would you most accurately fill in the blank?
#5: Series prediction?