Adam Proteau at The Hockey News takes his turn at ranking the Eastern Conference teams and puts the Rangers at #13...
13. NEW YORK RANGERS
Ah, the Rangers – a franchise I’m regularly accused of loathing. It isn’t true, but that doesn’t mean I can convince myself a team that brought in notorious non-difference-makers Alexander Frolov and Derek Boogaard will somehow have its fortunes boosted by them. Martin Biron is an upgrade behind Henrik Lundqvist; what isn’t clear at all is whether a team that was softer than melted pudding last year has suddenly grown a heart.
...he can't say that about our team. Only we can say that about our team. A little Animal House for you guys.
...is this Proteau guy serious? How can a 30-goal scorer and arguably the toughest guy in the NHL be notorious non-difference-makers? It just baffles me that this guy is employed by The Hockey News.
Earlier this offseason, The Hockey News' official predictions also had the Rangers at #13.
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