They just don’t realize it yet.
They don’t have a lot of young superstars in waiting, they have overpaid some of their players and they have a few people who are a distraction to the team (including the coach).
It’s going to be a long season in New York.
Story of the season:How much more money will the Rangers throw at people? They’re paying $33 million to five people (Wade Redden, Marian Gaborik, Chris Drury, Henrik Lundqvist and Michal Rozsival). Chris Higgins can expect to make about $4 to $5 million next season if he resigns with New York.
Former Habs: Donald Brashear, Chris Higgins
Blog to follow: The New York Rangers blog
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Pool Picks:Brandon Dubinsky. He should be the #1 centre, and will be playing on a line with Marian Gaborik. Look for him to get about 65 points. Stay away from: Chris Drury. His numbers have gone downhill for the past three years. He’ll probably finish somewhere around 45 points this season.
Award nominees:Marian Gaborik for the Lady Byng
Expected Finish: Fourth in the Atlantic, 12th in the East
Cheerleader: The Rangers don’t have ice girls, so I went with the Islanders instead.