First off, I would like to apologize to the league for the lack of my activity. I spent this past winter away from cell and wifi range and was not able to check in regularly. With me heading back to school in the fall, I hope to be the active member I was prior to this past season. Thank-you to Nail for giving me an opportunity and Master Mind for letting me have the Rangers back!
As an original member of this league I am glad to be back at the helm of the New York Rangers. I am proud to have acquired a strong core of players in the fantasy draft, such as Carey Price, Dougie Hamilton, Ryan O'Reilly, Phil Kessel, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Gabriel Landeskog, Patric Hornqvist and Jake Muzzin. Since the leagues inception I have surrounded this group with productive depth players that made the Rangers a top 5 team (with the exception of this past year). In addition to a solid NHL roster I feel like the prospect pool has always been deep. Players such as Matt Murray, Mikko Rantanen, Ty Rattie, Joel Eriksson-Ek, Mike Matheson, Zach Senyshen, Nikita Soshnikov and Malcolm Subban will all challenge for roster spots in the coming seasons. I am lucky to add another player to this list with a top ten pick in this upcoming draft. I look forward to continuing this trajectory and challenging for the CDCFL title next season.
2016/2017 New York Rangers
Gabriel Landeskog - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Phil Kessel
Cal Jarnkrok (RFA) - Ryan O'Reilly - Patric Hornqvist
Matt Nieto - Dave Bolland - Andrej Nestrasil (RFA)
Andrew Desjardins - Joakim Andersson - Mikko Rantanen
Dougie Hamilton - Jake Muzzin
Dennis Wideman - Alexei Emelin
Jake Gardiner (RFA) - Brayden McNabb
Mark Borowiecki, Mike Matheson
UFA's: Shawn Horcoff, RJ Umberger, Brian O'Neill