5 Reasons Why the New York Rangers Could Be Cup Contenders This Year

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5 Reasons Why the New York Rangers Could Be Cup Contenders This Year
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As we approach the quarter mark of the NHL season, the New York Rangers are just two points away from being tied for first in the Eastern Conference, with two games in hand on the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The truth is, the Rangers have a lot to be happy about so far in the first month of the 2011-2012 campaign.

From the endurance of an epic road trip to returning to a newly renovated Madison Square Garden, the Blueshirts will be motivated to make their 85th anniversary a very special one.

Although a seven-game win streak can be enough to make any hometown fan become overzealous about what will happen next, the early success for New York this season is anything but a fluke. 

Here are five reasons why the New York Rangers should be taken seriously this season as possible Cup contenders.   

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