NY Rangers Fan Confidence Poll: March 22, 2021

Last Week’s Results: OTL 5-4 vs PHI, W 9-0 vs PHI, L 2-1 @ WSH, W 3-1 @ WSH
Season Record: 13-13-4 (6th in East Division)
Schedule This Week: 3/22 (vs BUF), 3/25 (@ PHI), 3/27 (@ PHI), 3/28 (@ WSH)
Last Poll’s Results:  6.84 (133 votes)

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Please take a second to answer the poll below and give us an idea of how confident you are in the Rangers, their direction, coaching, management, prospects, and overall quality on the ice. You can click the tag “Fan Confidence Poll” to view historical polls.

Given the current roster construction, farm system, management, coaching, etc., how confident are you in the Rangers' overall future?

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  • Very soon a decision on what we are going to do with Buch will be upon us. I would package Buch and Chytil for a real 2C that can help make LaFren and Kakko valuable. As a center, Chytil is doing nothing for his linemates. Would Buch, Chytil and our #1 get us in the door for Eichel?

    • Why stop there? Let’s trade even more assets away for Eichel, who unlike Buchnevich and Chytil, hasn’t played a single playoff game in his career.

      Captains who quit on their on team—now that’s leadership….

      • I agree, but really Buch has played in 5 nhl playoff games four seasons ago, the rangers haven’t made the playoffs since Chytil joined the team. I’m not ready to anoint either of them playoff heroes just yet.

        • The Rangers were in the playoffs with Chytil last season, losing to Carolina 3-0. Those 3 games played by Chytil represent a small total to be sure, but that total is bigger than Eichel’s total of zero NHL playoff games played. And nowhere did I anoint either player as a “playoff star”. Buchnevich has played in 8 more NHL playoff games than Eichel.

          Eichel, on the other hand, would come into a new situation with six years’ worth of losing on his resume. Expected to be a savior, with no playoff experience. At $10 million a year for the next five years. And that’s why I say no thanks.

    • Buch has 47 points in his last 50 games while becoming a solid 200 foot player and a key on the #3 PK in the NHL. . He’s not going anywhere.

        • Is Jack Eichel worth $10 million a year for the next five years, after trading at least 2 good players and at least one pick? Definitely sure Eichel is not worth that.

          Buchnevich is an all-situations player, averaging virtually a point per game this season. If you can get this type of player for 4 years/$24 million you’ve gotten a bargain, and surely a worthier contract than Trade Me I’m Your Captain Jack Eichel.

    • Buchnevich has proved me wrong and worthy of a contract…Agree we need a bonafide center, and there will be a few available….though I doubt JE becomes a Ranger.

  • I am a Ranger fan for 60 plus years. This is the youngest team in hockey. We have 1 cup since I been on this earth. I seen great players come an go, so my expectations are not like some of the fans who know nothing about the game. This team is becoming a very solid Hockey team being built from the ground up. NEVER RUSH PROGRESS.

  • This team needs a real center to compete. Not sure if it happens at the deadline or in the summer, but sooner or later, we need center skills for the 3rd and 4th lines.

    With Zibby coming back from the dead, we now have 2 lines functioning. Third line is invisible and barely saw the ice in the 3rd period. A real center would help out immensely.

    • We are going to be rebuilding for 4 more years at this rate. This team needs a new coach and strength down the middle. Unclear to me when we will sniff the playoffs.

      All our young forwards are not producing. No way to compete without a formidable 3rd line.

  • The Jack Eichel yearnings don’t seem to die. But he is too expensive in both acquisition costs and salary to be a reasonable pursuit. He is making John Tavares money without the John Tavares numbers and one 30+ goal season. Yes he is a very good player and he is young, but he is too expensive.

    Is Chytil the answer at center? I believe that he might be but we are going to have to wait and see. This team is still developing. When you have 18 and 19 and 20 year-olds on the squad still learning the game, trading away pieces for a center for a supposed playoff push is inane. Let’s see what happens next year when all the young forwards have had another year under their belts. I expect the Rangers to stand pat for now, and sell a few odds and ends at the deadline. I don’t expect a big trade. I am at 9 and holding!

  • Pass on Eichel. Keep Buch, proven asset, offense, defense, team player, size, entering prime. As for a center, would like see a solid defensive center, with size, and chips in some
    goals for third line.

  • Surprised to see so many complaints about the 3rd line. Just as we went through with Buch, they’re young, the talent is there, and it’s just a matter of time. My bigger concern is how they’re being used, or more accurately not used — having their ice time cut at 5 on 5, and minimal powerplay time. That’s on Quinn and Knoblauch, thing 1 and thing 2, they’re both the same as far as I’m concerned. And since neither JD nor JG have chosen to weigh in at all, we sit and wait and wonder.

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