Eric McErlain at the Sporting News says the Rangers could be a team that pulls a first round upset...
"But since the trade deadline, this is a different Rangers team, thanks to the additions of winger Nik Antropov (seven goals, four assists), defenseman Derek Morris, and most of all, the re-importation of troubled winger Sean Avery (four goals, five assists and 24 penalty since his return). In the 13 games since Avery returned, the Rangers are 8-4-1 and are about as close to a lock as you can find for the postseason at this point at the bottom of the draw in the East. Toss in elite goalie Henrik Lundqvist and the best penalty kill in all of hockey, and the Rangers are poised to surprise."
...what are you thinking McErlain? As close to a lock as you can find? If the Rangers don't make the playoffs it's all your fault.
...and yes I'm superstitious.