New York Islanders Can’t More Up In Metropolitan Power Ranking

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Andrew Ladd
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Andrew Ladd /
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New York Rangers | Last Week: 5, This Week: 5 (N/A)

Points: 35, Record: 16-12-2, Division Rank: 5
Can the New York Rangers please go away? I thought they were done and buried weeks ago, but yet here they are in a playoff spot no less. They only have said playoff spot due to the “fewer games played” tie-breaker, but still, they’d be in the postseason.

Going 7-2-1 over their last ten, the Rangers have strung enough points together to keep themselves relevant in the Metro. Unfortunately.

Remember when Alain Vigneault was on the verge of being canned the Rangers were so bad? Can we go back to that time? (Not the getting fired, but just  Rangers being bad part).


Sophmore Pavel Buchnevich has been a pretty darn good for the Rangers. He hit all of 20 points through 41 games last season. Through 30 games this season he’s up to 22 with a nice 10-12 goals-assist split.

Ondrej Pavelec hasn’t been terrible. Who saw that coming? His 3.04 GAA isn’t much to look at, but a 0.914SV% is pretty darn good for the former Winnipeg Jets starter.


They let way too many shots find their way to the net. Ranking sixth in the league with an average of 32.96 shots against per game. But then, they do have Henrik Lundqvist, who after a terrible start to the season, has bounced back.