Rangers Roundup: New NYR mascot? Ron Duguay on Ryan Strome, and more news

Good morning Rangers fans! Another day where knowing in a couple of months we are drafting Alexis Lafreniere has got you feeling so good. Today’s NY Rangers news has some fun, but also some interesting tidbits for you to take in.

A new NYR Mascot?

Do the NYR have a new mascot? Well, they are at least treating it like “one”. The Blueshirts social media team is posting photos of the Lottery Winning ball in different places. Now this is a mascot I can totally get behind.

Ron Duguay dishes on Ryan Strome

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Ryan Strome will be an RFA (Getty Images)

Yesterday, a new episode of the Forever Blueshirts podcast was released. My guest was former Ranger, Ron Duguay. We talked about many things from his career to what he’s up to now.

During the interview we touched on the current Rangers, and he had A LOT to say about the make-up of the team and one player in particular. You can listen to the entire podcast on iTunes here or check out the player at the very bottom.

Here’s Ron on Ryan Strome:

Do the Rangers have the right mix

Last night, I spoke with an agent under the condition of anonymity about the offseason and the impact of the flat cap. It was an insightful conversation that was focused on the Rangers and their free agents.

When all was said and done, I came to the conclusion that this current Rangers squad doesn’t have the right mix to win in the playoffs. Too much skill, not enough grit. Too much East/West players, not enough North/South.

Be on the lookout for the feature article this weekend.

More NY Rangers news

LoHud looks at the impact Lafreniere will have the NYR prospect pool

I reached out to Frolunda, no comment yet on any Lundqvist rumors

The Daily Goal Horn has all the today’s top headlines and videos from yesterday’s action

New Forever Blueshirts Radio Podcast: Full Episode with Ron Duguay