For the first time in 20 years, the Stanley Cup Final returned to Madison Square Garden.
The New York Rangers put up a solid fight, but the Los Angeles Kings secured their second championship in three seasons and showed the Eastern Conference champs what flaws needed to be corrected. Before there was a salary cap, general manager Glen Sather's offseason would have involved spending to correct them.
Instead it was an interesting summer for the Rangers. New York became one of the best puck possession teams in the East in coach Alain Vigneault’s first season, but two key players on that front signed large contracts elsewhere.
The Rangers still have a formidable group of forwards, one of the best young defensemen in the League and maybe the best goaltender in the world.
Here's a look at the 2014-15 projected lineup for the Rangers: