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Newsday reporter Colin Stephenson's prediction for the Rangers in 2019-20

Head coach David Quinn of the New York

Head coach David Quinn of the New York Rangers looks on against the New York Islanders during the third period of a preseason game at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. NHL Hockey between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers. Credit: Steven Ryan

Record: 41-32-9, 91 points, 4th place in Metropolitan Division; Will miss playoffs

Adding Artemi Panarin, Jacob Trouba and Kaapo Kakko makes the Rangers a legitimate threat in the Eastern Conference this season. But even with all the improvements they made over the summer, making up 20 points in a season to get to the playoffs is a lot to ask, especially for a team as young as they are. They’ll be in the hunt for a playoff spot all season, but won’t quite get there.

This is the second season that Colin Stephenson has covered the Rangers for Newsday. 

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