In their Annual Yearbook, The Hockey News picks the Rangers to finish in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. They place their Stanley Cup odds at 25-1.
They predict the Rangers to finish third in the Atlantic Division behind the Penguins and the Flyers.
They have the Washington Capitals winning the Stanley Cup.
The same eight teams are projected to make the playoffs in the east, with the bottom eight being a little shaken up. This is around where I think the Rangers will finish, sixth or seventh. That may not seem like progress to some, but I think that it’s going to be a closer race and that the Rangers will have their spot locked up in advance of the last day of the season.
The Rangers were projected to finish 13th by The Hockey News last season.