4. Every skater on the Rangers not named Marian Gaborik
The only reason, and I mean only reason, the Rangers are still even talking about a playoff spot (they're currently a point out of eighth, tied with Tampa) is Marian Gaborik and his 35 goals. That's 35 of the team's 161, or 21.7 percent.
Only two other teams in the league have their leading goalscorers at anything close to that total. One is Sid Crosby for Pittsburgh, who at least has Evgeni Malkin(notes) to take away some of the offensive pressure. The other is Steven Stamkos(notes) in Tampa, who actually leads the league in this category with 21.9 percent of his team's goals, but he has Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier.
And who does Gaborik have? The team's next-highest point total belongs to Vinny Prospal(notes), who has 22 fewer points than Gaborik. Its second-leading goalscorer is Ryan Callahan(notes), who has 20 fewer goals. The Rangers offense is 24th in the NHL. Imagine what happens if Gaborik's injury holds him out for a significant amount of the season's remainder. Two words: Lottery. Pick.
...while this is a bit of an exaggeration (no love for Del Zotto?), I really can't argue with any of it.