The New York Rangers will face a daunting task if the rumored NHL realignment goes through for next season. That’s because the Blueshirts could arguably be in the toughest division in all of hockey.
NHL Realignment woes
ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski reported recently that the NHL is considering realignment for next season. The Rangers would be in the toughest division that will either be known as the East or USA1. Here’s who they would have to face:
- Boston Bruins
- Buffalo Sabres
- Carolina Hurricanes
- New Jersey Devils
- New York Islanders
- New York Rangers
- Philadelphia Flyers
- Washington Capitals
Aside from the Sabres, who are an up and coming team, the entire division is a gauntlet of division rivals and contenders. The Devils are not a very good hockey team but they along with the Islanders are not just just divisional rivals but geographic ones as well.
Last season the Rangers had a winning record against just three teams, the Islanders, Capitals, and Hurricanes. They had no wins against the Flyers and Bruins. Shockingly they were .500 against the Devils and Sabres.
Hey, at least the Penguins aren’t in the division.
The Rangers are promoting Lady Liberty
The Blueshirts are now starting to promote their new Reverse Retros with this beautiful photo showing the backs of these jerseys.
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