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03-17-2013, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by GWOW View Post
Plus, the Rangers close out the season with a very favorable schedule.

I think they turn it around and make the 5th or 6th seed.
No schedule is favorable with the way they are playing. Here are the remaining games and break it into 4 game/week intervals:

Mon Mar 18, 2013 Carolina NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET
Tue Mar 19, 2013 NY Rangers New Jersey 7:00 PM ET
Thu Mar 21, 2013 Florida NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET
Sun Mar 24, 2013 Washington NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET
Two relatively "easy" games
Tue Mar 26, 2013 NY Rangers Philadelphia 7:30 PM ET
Thu Mar 28, 2013 NY Rangers Ottawa 7:30 PM ET
Sat Mar 30, 2013 NY Rangers Montréal 7:00 PM ET
No easy game
Mon Apr 1, 2013 Winnipeg NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET
Wed Apr 3, 2013 Pittsburgh NY Rangers 7:30 PM ET
Fri Apr 5, 2013 NY Rangers Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ET
Sat Apr 6, 2013 NY Rangers Carolina 7:00 PM ET
No easy game
Mon Apr 8, 2013 NY Rangers Toronto 7:00 PM ET
Wed Apr 10, 2013 Toronto NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET
Sat Apr 13, 2013 NY Rangers NY Islanders 7:00 PM ET
Leafs are sliding, Isles always play us tough
Tue Apr 16, 2013 NY Rangers Philadelphia 7:30 PM ET
Thu Apr 18, 2013 Florida NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET
Fri Apr 19, 2013 NY Rangers Buffalo 7:00 PM ET
Sun Apr 21, 2013 New Jersey NY Rangers TBD
Florida and Buffalo, who will sell off
Tue Apr 23, 2013 NY Rangers Florida 7:30 PM ET
Thu Apr 25, 2013 NY Rangers Carolina 7:00 PM ET
Sat Apr 27, 2013 New Jersey NY Rangers TBD
Florida

So, that is 5 games and 3 are versus Florida? 2 with Devils, Penguins, Islanders, and Flyers. 3 against Carolina. That schedule is not favorable. Yes, there is no Boston and less Montreal, but they have faced Tampa 3 times. They have played Buffalo twice and lose once. There are no easy games at this point. I can see a 5th or 6th finish, but they will need to turn this around and either improve their play or acquire some depth on the 3rd line.

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