The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers each have top talent
The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers top lines match up in the 2020 qualifying playoff round is a tale of two young teams looking to prove a point.
Playoff hockey is imminent, folks. Well, maybe not so imminent, but the wheels have begun turning and it’s hard not to be excited for a second chance on the season which at one time looked dismal.
Although Phase 2 which allows small group workouts began yesterday, the Canes decided to delay this transition most likely due to the fact that the majority of the team is not yet in Raleigh.
The Rangers and Hurricanes top lines consist without a doubt of some of the best players in the league. Both teams are represented in the top ten goal scorers of the 2019-2020 season: Sebastian Aho for the Canes and Mika Zibanejad for the Rangers.
Today I am going to look at the top lines for each team and present an idea of how these lines will match up in the upcoming playoff series. Let’s start with the forwards that define each team.