New York Rangers 2024 Stanley Cup Odds
Despite two playoff seasons in two years, head coach Gerard Gallant. Veteran bench boss Peter Laviolette replaced him. Of all the offseason changes made, the Rangers’ summer is flying under the radar the most. Losing Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrick Kane after going all in at the deadline certainly stings. That’s the headline, but neither player is worth what they’ll get in free agency, and the Rangers are better off letting them walk. That’s especially true, given their success in the bargain bin.
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The 2022-23 New York Rangers were 47-22-13 straight up and 35-44 over/under the total. Also, New York was 3rd in the Metropolitan Division playoff standings. In the Metropolitan Division race, New York was six points behind the Carolina Hurricanes. New York had NHL rankings of 12th for goals scored and 7th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, New York had NHL rankings of 4th for goals against and 13th for penalty killing.
First among New York scorers was Mika Zibanejad with 39 goals, 52 assists, 91 points, and a +25. Goaltender Igor Shesterkin had a .916 save percentage and 2.48 goals against average. His record was 37-13-8 with three shutouts.
Head coach Peter Laviolette takes over behind the bench as the team's third coach in six seasons. That's a lot of turnover. Laviolette "mutually parted ways" with Washington in April and was subsequently tapped to replace Gerard Gallant after the latter's firing by the Rangers in May. Laviolette boasts more than two decades of NHL coaching experience and should provide New York with the reset it's looking for following that first-round playoff loss to New Jersey. And Laviolette is entering an excellent situation, inheriting a roster packed with star talent. His transition projects to be fairly seamless; there's no reason Laviolette can't help New York rebound back into form.
There's nothing earth-shattering about what the Rangers have done. Wheeler was a low-risk addition who could anchor New York's fourth line. Quick gives the Rangers goaltending depth behind Igor Shesterkin. Maybe Gustafsson stands out as a third-pairing defender. And perhaps that's all the Rangers wanted.
GM Chris Drury took big swings at the trade deadline, acquiring Patrick Kane and Vladimir Tarasenko; those additions did little to help New York when it mattered come playoff time. Drury has focused this summer on tinkering with the Rangers' lineup instead of making it over entirely. Too much change can disrupt chemistry, and New York was lacking in that department down the stretch last season. Plus, the Rangers already have top-end players at every position. Laviolette will have a chance to put his stamp on things, too. And unless Drury decides to use the Rangers' remaining cap space, the club will ride with its core for the coming campaign.
Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)
||Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Devils)
||Lost in Conference Finals, 2–4 (Lightning)
||Did not qualify
||Lost in Qualifying Round, 0–3 (Hurricanes)
||Did not qualify
New York Rangers History
Founded as an Original Six franchise in 1926, the Rangers have four Stanley Cup championships, with the last one occurring in 1994. But for many fans, the Glory Years were the late 1960s and early 1970s when the Rangers did everything but win the Stanley Cup. Rod Gilbert, Jean Ratelle, Vic Hadfield, and Eddie Giacomin lit up the Madison Square Garden marquee and made the 1972 Stanley Cup Final, losing to Bobby Orr and the Big Bad Boston Bruins in six games. New York had several other near misses in that special era of team history.
The greatest moment in Rangers’ history came in 1994 when they ended a 54-year curse by winning the Stanley Cup. In a thrilling seven game series, the Rangers first had to get past the New Jersey Devils in the Conference Final. That win over the Devils will forever be remembered for captain Mark Messier going full-throttle Joe Namath and guaranteeing that the Broadway Blueshirts would prevail. Subsequently, New York won another thrilling seven game series against the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final. The Rangers clinched the Stanley Cup in front of their home fans in an unforgettable moment in time. The days of “1940” chants by hated Islander fans were shut up forever with the title.
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