New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider recently praised teammate Mika Zibanejad for his remarkable ability to adjust and adapt to various teammates and linemates. Kreider likened Zibanejad’s skills to a “Space Jam” phenomenon, stating, “It’s almost like a Space Jam thing with him – he just finds things in other guys’ games and says, ‘I can make that work for me.'” Kreider’s comments underscore Zibanejad’s importance to the Rangers as they prepare for another playoff run.
The Rangers are determined to improve upon last year’s playoff performance, which saw them fall to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals, 4 games to 2. To bolster their chances, the team has added talented players and Stanley Cup winners Patrick Kane and Vladimir Tarasenko to their roster.
This season, Chris Kreider has proven to be a consistent force for the Rangers, scoring 32 goals and providing 18 assists for a total of 50 points in 71 games. Mika Zibanejad, on the other hand, has been enjoying an outstanding season, with 38 goals and 43 assists for a total of 81 points in 74 games. Zibanejad’s dominant performance in March has been well-documented in previous articles, further highlighting his impact on the team.
Zibanejad’s ability to quickly adapt to different linemates is a crucial asset for the Rangers, especially as they head into the playoffs. His flexibility enables head coach Gerard Gallant to experiment with various line combinations, providing the team with an edge in crucial games.
The Rangers are currently the 6th favorites to win the Stanley Cup, currently sitting with +1200 odds.