Custance lists the Rangers as a team that would be "Especially Hurt" by it.
"...There's a real opportunity for the Rangers to seize the attention of New York sports fans this winter. They have star power with the addition of Rick Nash to go with Gaborik, Henrik Lundqvist and Brad Richards. They're smack in the middle of their Stanley Cup window and a lost season would be a huge blow to this group. Assuming the prime age for forwards is about 24 or 25 years old, which recent production suggests, the Rangers' stars up front are moving away from that number. A lost season would put even more distance between Nash (28) and Richards (32) and their prime years for production..."
Injured Ranger Marian Gaborik is a player Custance thinks would benefit from a lockout due to his shoulder rehab.
- I agree with Custance, however I don't see a ful year being wiped out. The point is still the Rangers, for the first time in a while, are legitimate Cup contenders and there's a lockout looming. Typical Blueshirt luck.
One of the only positives is with The Rangers style of play with blocking shots and all, they may not be as tired with say a half or 3/4 season when it comes playoff time....thats about it
@TheNYRBlog @thewrage i believe that the owners will force the issue with GB and get a deal done soon
@TheNYRBlog well, if it's an abbreviated season and NYR wins the Cup, at least NJD fans can't yell asterisks