In their first power rankings of the year, SI.com has the Rangers at #17...
17. New York Rangers (43-30-9)
The second-lowest scoring team in the East swapped the salary spent on Scott Gomez (Montreal) for a legit sniper in Marian Gaborik. If he stays healthy, no sure bet, he could be the summer's best UFA signing. They also ditched the frustratingly erratic Nikolai Zherdev and brought in feisty wingers Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik. Neither is without flaws, but both compete, making them better fits under coach John Tortorella.
...i'm going to have to agree with the ranking here. Especially when you look at the whole list and see that despite the #17 ranking, the Rangers are the 7th Eastern Conference team mentioned meaning SI has them in the playoffs.
...however, how can SI not even state that the Rangers have Hank in goal?