3 Reasons the Philadelphia Flyers Will Finish Ahead of the N.Y. Rangers

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3 Reasons the Philadelphia Flyers Will Finish Ahead of the N.Y. Rangers
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The Atlantic Division was the class of the NHL's Eastern Conference last season.

Excluding the New York Islanders, each team finished the regular season with more than 100 standings points. The New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers recorded the three highest standings point totals in the entire conference.

And despite yet another offseason of movement and transition, the Atlantic Division is shaping up to be one of hockey's truly elite divisions again next season.

The Flyers had zero success against the rival Rangers last season (winless in six meetings). Even though New York made the biggest splash in the conference this summer acquiring Rick Nash from Columbus, there's still hope for Philly against the Blue Shirts.

Here are the three biggest reasons why.

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