Alexis Lafreniere gets his chance, and the Leschyshyn decision

Chris Drury's offseason plan needs to include a skating coach for Alexis Lafreniere.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Alexis Lafrenière #13 of the New York Rangers during the game against the Arizona Coyotes on November 13, 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Getty Images)

The Rangers’ exhilarating win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night came at a cost, with Julien Gauthier and Chris Kreider suffering injuries. Kreider’s absence means that Alexis Lafreniere gets his chance to play on the top line and first power play unit. Can the beleaguered Rangers youngster take advantage of this opportunity and get his season back on track? Rob and Dave discuss that and much more on this episode of Live from the Blue Seats.

They also discuss the Rangers’ decision to claim Jake Leschyshyn off of waivers on Wednesday, and Filip Chytil’s leap; could he potentially supplant Vincent Trocheck as this team’s 2C (and does it really matter who the 2C is anyway)? The show concludes with some great fan-submitted questions.

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