NHL
July 29,2014
Core values: Rangers

Henrik Lundqvist is the key player the Rangers will lean most on. (USATSI) More NHL Offseason: NHL rumors | Rumor mill | Trade Tracker | 2014-15 preseason odds In the salary cap era, where NHL teams have to be efficient with their money, it's important for each club to have a core group of players who set the foundation on which to build the rest of the team. This group often includes the players that consume the bulk of a team's cap space, while also providing the greatest on-ice impact.

With that in mind, Eye on Hockey introduces our summer series: "Core Values." We'll take the rest of summer to evaluate the group of five to seven players who make up the core of each team. Using criteria like point production, average age, how the players were acquired, total cost and cap hit, we'll
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