In the time between their last preseason and game and the start of the regular season, the Rangers will head up to Lake Placid for a few days of skating and team building.
As part of the trip to Lake Placid the Rangers will have a guest speaker Ed Viesturs address the team.
Viesturs has previously spoken to Alain Vigneault's Vancouver teams, including when Vancouver went to the Stanley Cup Final in 2011.
Vigneault said that some of the things that Viesturs talks about, conditioning and mental strength to climb mountains, correlate to what the Rangers need to do.
Viesturs spoke with the Canucks before the 2011 season and before the 2011 playoffs with Kevin Bieksa calling him, "our guy." (The Hockey News)
Bieksa said that Viesturs spoke about teamwork and how much work, effort and training goes into climbing mountains. (The Hockey News)
Bieksa added, "there's a lot of parallels there." (The Hockey News)