No more are the New York Rangers the punching bag of the NHL and perhaps this is their year. Since the lockout of 2004-2005, the Rangers have made the playoffs every year except for one. However, they have never made it past the second round, losing once to Buffalo in 2007 and Pittsburgh in 2008.
This year looks to be a little different. With a retooled team, new captain and a lineup filled with talent, the NY Rangers could be holding Lord Stanley's Cup come June 2012.