They have a world-class goaltender. Their defensive unit is the deepest in the Metropolitan Division. Their top nine forwards can produce goals at a pace comparable to any team in the NHL. Yet for the some reason, the New York Rangers can’t complete the task of winning the Stanley Cup. In fact, they seem to be getting farther away from the objective. The Rangers reached the Stanley Cup final in 2013-14 but lost to the Chicago Blackhawks. They won the Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s best regular season in 2014-15.
Unfortunately, thought, they fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference final.
After those close calls, the Rangers bowed up meekly from postseason play in 2015-16 following a 101-point regular season, dumped in five games in the opening round by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The one thing you know about the New York Rangers is that they will do whatever takes, make whatever move they feel necessary, no matter how big it might be, in order to move closer to their obejctive of winning it all.
While most NHL teams have eschewed trading as a method of team building since the NHL introduced the salary cap era in 2005, the Rangers continue to make blockbuster deals at the NHL trade deadline in search of the missing piece of the puzzle. Eric Staal, Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash are just a few of the big names who’ve been brought to Broadway in a bid to also bring the Stanley Cup to the Big Apple.
NY Rangers Betting Lines Today
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NY Rangers Scores & Schedule
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NY Rangers Standings Right Now
This is where you’ll the up to date details on where the Rangers are located in the NHL standings in both the Metropolitan Division and in the overall Eastern Conference picture.
The Rangers skidded to the finish line in 2015-16, nearly falling into a wildcard position, finishing third in the division after four successive seasons of first or second-place showings.
They followed this up by winning one playoff game, their worst showing since missing the playoffs in 2009-10 and there’s legitimate concern that this late-season downward trend could be a sign of things to come for this team.
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How To Win At NY Rangers Betting
During the 2015-16 season, the Rangers never endured a road trip of more than three games in length and played just 11 of 82 games outside of their own time zone.
With the close proximity of many of the Rangers’ Metropolitan Division rivals, the Rangers can sometimes travel to games via bus. But where they pay for this easy travel load is in the area of back-to-back games. In 2015-16 the Rangers played a dozen sets of games on consecutive nights, the second-highest total in the NHL.
Are the New York Rangers still a solid bet in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division, or should their poor ending to the 2015-16 campaign be a cause for concern where the team is concerned? The Rangers have won at least 45 games for three seasons in a row, but this is not a team that’s getting any younger.
Several core players are into their 30s or are nearing their 30th birthday and with so many moves to bring in veteran talent, much of the team’s future has been dealt away.
Perhaps the most perplexing problem with the Rangers is that while they suit up many good players, in a division laden with superstars, there’s no one on their team beyond goalie Henrik Lundqvist who can be considered an elite world-class talent.
New York has many 20-goal scorers, but with the decline in Rick Nash’s game, no one that’s going to flirt with 30-plus or even 40 goals. Likewise while they have some solid defenceman, there’s no one on the Rangers’ back end who figures to be in the Norris Trophy conversation.