Looking At The Devils Competition in the Metropolitan Division

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New York Rangers

Mar 22, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; New York Rangers goalie

Henrik Lundqvist

(30) makes a save on New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) during the third period at Prudential Center. The Rangers defeated the Devils 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

2013-14 Season Stats: 45-31-6, 96 points & 2nd in Metropolitan Division

Key Additions: D Dan Boyle, G Cedrick Desjardins, F Tanner Glass, D Matt Hunwink, D Steven Kampfer, D Mike Kostka, F Matthew Lombarbi, F Chris Mueller, F Lee Stempniak, F Nick Tarnasky

Key Subtractions: F Brian Boyle, F Derek Dorsett, Justin Falk, F Benoit Pouliot, F Brad Richards, Anton Stralman

What to Expect: Last season we saw the Rangers come two wins short of securing the Stanley Cup for the first time in the last 20 years. Lead by Henrik Lundquist’s stellar postseason, the Rangers made a run that not many expected. For the Rangers to be a threat again, Henrik must play at the same level throughout the entire season. Losing many names from their top lines, New York did pick up a few players they see could help their organization maintain their competitive nature.The Rangers lost size this off-season but they did pick up speed. If Henrik is great, the Rangers can be a divisional powerhouse, but if he is good, New York may falter

Prediction: 4th in the Metropolitan Division