Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 4/2/12
With the top seed in the Eastern Conference all but wrapped up (the Rangers need one point in the next three games, or a Pittsburgh loss of any kind), the attention has turned to the playoffs. The Rangers will either get Florida, Washington, or Buffalo in the first round, and it’s tough to say that the Rangers are more experienced than any of those teams in the playoffs. The Rangers have three Cup winners (Mike Rupp, Brad Richards, Ruslan Fedotenko), and just six guys with more than 20 games experience (Marian Gaborik, Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, Henrik Lundqvist). Of those five players, only one has made it past the second round (Gaborik). Everyone else on the roster has six games or less of playoff experience at the NHL level. Of course, that doesn’t mean they don’t have playoff experience at other levels. Carl Hagelin, Ryan McDonagh, and Derek Stepan all competed at the Frozen Four. And a number of the kids that played in Juniors have made the playof...
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