Justin Bourne (Former Islanders prospect and son of former Islander Bob) wonders who will finish higher this season the Rangers or the Islanders...
"So this NYR vs. NYI debate is legit because…. did the Rangers somehow get a ton better? I got messages about Lundqvist and Gaborik (72 and 76 GP respectively last year, BTW), but…. weren’t they there and healthy last year? So is Frolov going to be enough to push that team above and beyond? I dunno, but when you only have a few cogs to count on (same goes for the Isles), it really comes down to which team has better injury luck.
I think the Rangers will probably finish higher, but not by much."
...i've got agree with Bourne that the Rangers will finish ahead of the Islanders, but it won't be by a lot. The teams in the middle to bottom portion of the Eastern Conference are so similar (lots of weaknesses) I can see 10 teams fighting for the final 3-4 playoff spots.
...let's hear what you guys think and why. Including from my Islander trollers.
...h/t to Puck Daddy.
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