Misfits? Leftovers? Or, just the Rangers, in the wake of the wholly unanticipated and strange sweep of their three-game trek through western Canada?

1. The mandate from ownership/management to deconstruct and reconstruct was righteous, but there is no doubt that it caused trauma within the room and the coaches’ office.

You say if they wanted to avoid this, they should have done better, just about every single one of them over the first five months through which only Henrik Lundqvist, Marc Staal, maybe Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner and Ondrej Pavelec (in a limited role) lived up to expectations and the group consistently appeared disorganized.

That is correct.

But that doesn’t negate — and maybe to an extent even explains — the unusual and even rather uncomfortable vibes ricocheting through the team during its first three-game winning streak since the middle of December.

The Rangers seem to have become the Ronald Reagan character in the 1942 movie, “Kings Row,” who awakens following surgery to find both legs amputated by a sadistic surgeon (thanks IMDB), and cries, “Where’s the rest of me?”

“It’s nice to win, but it doesn’t change what happened,” Staal, a Ranger since 2007-08, told The Post. “I don’t think anybody wanted that. Certainly I didn’t.”