Based in New York, United States, the New York Rangers is a professional ice hockey team. The New York Rangers are the members of the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division of the National Hockey League (NHL). Playing their home games at the Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are among the oldest teams in the National Hockey League, having joined in the year 1926 as an expansion franchise, and are a part of the group of teams known as the Original Six. They were the first NHL franchise in the United States who won the Stanley Cup, which they have done 4 times recently in year 1994.
Almost at the end of the 2003–04 seasons Sather finally gave in to a innovation process by trading away Leetch, Kovalev, and eight others for a number of prospects and draft picks. With the retirements of Bure and Messier as well as the Lindros signing with the Maple Leafs, the post-lockout Rangers, under Tom Renney the new head coach, moved from high-priced veterans towards a group of talented young players, such as the Petr Prucha, Dominic Moore, and Blair Betts. Moreover, the hub of the team remained on veteran superstar Jaromir Jagr. The Rangers were estimated to struggle during the 2005–06 seasons for their eighth regular season out of the postseason.