Rangers Roundup: Training camp rosters coming, Wolf Pack back February 5, Blueshirts playoff odds, and more

The Rangers will be opening up camp in a few days with some teams already releasing their training camp rosters. I was told the team would be releasing their’s “soon”.

Sorry that it isn’t much to go on, but we should be getting something no later than 1/2.

Related: Top NYR questions that will define the 2020-21 season (Part 1)

AHL Affiliate Wolf Pack looking at February 5 return

Yesterday, league president Scott Howson released a statement regarding the upcoming AHL season. This directly impacts the New York Rangers affiliate in Hartford.

“The American Hockey League Board of Governors has approved the structural framework for an AHL season that will begin on February 5, 2021.

“Details are still being worked out, but this step allows our teams and their National Hockey League partners to better determine their plans for the coming season. We look forward to dropping the puck on Feb. 5.”

New York Rangers playoffs odds

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People who read this site now that I am a huge fan of MoneyPuck.com. They’ve recently released their 2020-21 NHL playoff predictions and give the Rangers a 45.3% chance to make it to post season action.

For context, let’s look at the entire realigned East Division and remember that the top 4 make it in. BOLD = Playoff team:

  • Capitals 69.4%
  • Flyers 61.5%
  • Bruins 61.2%
  • NYR 45.3%
  • Penguins 44%
  • NYD 41%
  • NYI 40.8%
  • Sabres 36.8%

Former NYR news

Ryan Callahan announced his official retirement from the NHL and Dan Girardi has been hired by the Buffalo Sabres.