Rangers lottery dreaming of Alexis Lafreniere along with 7 others today

The day has arrived and at 6PM EST, we will know if the Rangers ball comes up for Alexis Lafreniere . New York was ousted by the Carolina Hurricanes early last week, but the best consolation prize is sitting in the Phase 2 Draft Lottery.

Alexis Lafreniere Rangers dream

Alexis Lafreniere, would be an amazing consolation prize for the Rangers losing to Carolina. Of course, seven other teams are looking at their qualifying round losses the same way.

At an early age, Lafreniere excelled and was pegged to be a top draft pick in the NHL. He has all the makings to be an elite player in the league and pressure is a non factor since he’s been under a microscope for years.

Alexis Lafreniere Rangers
Alexis Lafreniere is the grand prize Today (Photo: Vincent Ethier/CHL)

The Rangers did get valuable experience this summer, which will go a long way in terms of building a winner. Kaapo Kakko, Adam Fox, Igor Shesterkin, and Filip Chytil learned how tough the playoffs can be. And you can bet, Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider, and Mika Zibanejad are upset they lost. All of this alone will make the Rangers better.

However, if they can win the lottery tonight, the Rangers could have their own McDavid/Draisatil or Crosby/Malkin in their future. Alexis Lafreniere has the skills to be exactly that with a 12.5% chance of being a Blueshirt today. Coupled with Kakko for the next 10 years the Rangers may be building a dynasty.

Rangers Draft Lottery scenarios

The Blueshirts can pick no less than 10th or 11th today if they fail to win the #1 prize. Here is a full breakdown:

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