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Despite a few tough challenges, the New York Rangers schedule is not overly challenging. They have plenty of softer patches against teams that should not give them much trouble. They will have a great chance of once again earning the number one seed in their conference before attempting to make the next step in the playoffs, which is reaching the Stanley Cup. They will meet their foes in Tampa Bay a few games before the playoffs begin to measure themselves against the top competition in their conference. It will also give them a fresh taste of motivation from losing last year and it could not come at a better time. New York will be playing most of this season with that extra motivation from having the bad taste of falling just short in their mouths. The second half of their schedule is very spotty with stiff competition. New York should be happy with the schedule makers overall as they will have an opportunity to finish the season strong. They will need to find consistent offense as their offensive production abandoned them in game 7 against Tampa Bay last year. They have the talent to put themselves right back into the same position last year, it is all about coming through in the big game this time. Looking at the New York Rangers, schedule they will likely be the number one seed once again.
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