Henrik Lundqvist told the NY Post that next season has to be about winning games for the Rangers.
Lundqvist said that while the end of this season has been about young players gaining experience, next season isn't "about the process, it's about winning games." (NY Post)
He said that the Rangers have been doing everything possible to try to win and that the expectation is that all players need to "compete." (NY Post)
Adam Rotter: If the Rangers are healthy next season then they will be in the mix for a playoff spot. I don't know if they will make it and I'm not sure they will be above battling for the last wild card spot, but if they are healthy they will be in that crush of teams looking to have, at least, four games added to their schedule. Henrik himself will do a good job of putting the Rangers in a good spot and hopefully so will the youth and energy they add, continued development from Hayes, Kreider, Zibanejad, Vesey, Skjei and Buchnevich, a healthy Kevin Shattenkirk and some young defenders emerging. Unless the Rangers decide to tear it down completely, unlikely, or get riddled with injuries, they won't be bad enough to get the best odds for Jack Hughes. The Rangers need to rebuild the competitive culture they have had the last few years and winning would help do that and hopefully help these young players develop and learn what needs to be done.