Even with the addition of Rick Nash, the Rangers are not the favored team in the Eastern Conference.
But as we often see during the playoffs, Vegas odds and even regular-season play become meaningless once the postseason starts. No. 7 and No. 8 seeds routinely upset the higher-seeded teams, and no team has won both the Presidents' Trophy and Stanley Cup in the same season since the Red Wings in 2001-2002.
With high hopes for Rangers fans in 2013, let's take a look at who else will be threatening for those top Eastern Conference seeds: