The NHL training camp will begin this week, and now Henrik Lundqvist wants New York Rangers to define its expectations for the season.
During the offseason, the team has tried to rebuild by signing winger Artemi Panarin and drafting Finnish sensation Kaapo Kakko. They have also traded defensemen Jacob Trouba and Adam Fox.
This season, Rangers will be watched with a curiosity among other Eastern Conference powers. New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils seem geared to turning things around this season. Rangers will specifically be a probable threat after being eliminated in the playoffs in the past two seasons.
Lundqvist added that the team is taking the right direction and now needs to move to the next step. He said that the younger guys on the team should take the next step in their development.
Panarin signed a massive seven-year contract worth $81.5 million. Now the real question is how Panarin will combine with center Mika Zinanejad and the rest of the forward. However, Lundqvist believes that changes, no matter how small or big they are can turn things around.