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|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
LONG TERM OUTLOOK: TRENDING DOWN
The Rangers are competing to make the playoffs but their chances are on a downward trend. In our pre-season forecast they had a 38% chance of making the playoffs. On 9/30 they had a 33.4% chance before dropping to 5.4% on 10/29. From the start of the season to now their chances are down significantly to 18.7%. They have a very slim chance (
Strength of Schedule Getting Tougher
Rangers' Season Forecast Changes
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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: B+
At 10-8-2 the Rangers are exceeding expectations. The combined projected win total based on per game money lines is 8.6 wins. If you consider winning as a clear-cut underdog or winning by 2+ goals as a slight favorite, then they have 7 good wins vs 0 bad losses. They have exceeded expectations in home games. Their 7-3-0 home record is +23% better than their expected win percentage. Over the past 3 weeks they have played better going 7-2-1 in a stretch where their projected win rate was 4.4 wins. In simulations where the Rangers played every other team (neutral court in playoffs) they won just 45.9% of the time (#21 in the league). They have moved up from #23 in the league back on 10/27.
Their record is better than it should be. Their average goal differential is -0.35 which ranks #22 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #16. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #13 ranked team in goal differential in home games, vs #25 in road games. Based on goal differential, they are trending up. Their average goal differential in their past 7 games is +0.57 (#10 over this stretch).
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NEXT 5 GAME OUTLOOK: PARTLY SUNNY
The Rangers next 5 game forecast looks like 'partly sunny skies'. They have 2 games where they are favored by >60% of the simulations, 3 more 'toss up' games, and 5 games where they are a clear underdog.
The most likely scenario over the next 5 games is a record of 3-2 (31% chance). Their chances of winning their next 5 are 3.8%. At #8 in the conference, they are fighting with the Islanders for positioning. There is only a -0.13 advantage in projected wins over their next 5 games so we do not expect them to pick up ground in the conference. They are ahead of the Senators by one point. With a +0.8 advantage in projected wins over their next 5 games they have a good chance of widening the gap.
Our Fatigue Index ranks teams based on travel miles, time zones crossed, days off since their last game and based on these metrics the Rangers are just the 25th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Rangers are playing 8 games, traveling 1865 miles crossing no time zones. They rank #29 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.
The New York Rangers' next game is on November 19. Visit Sportsline.com to get picks, free trends and player projections for this game.
Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (G, C, LW, RW, D). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.
|50||Andersson, Lias||C||6-0||204||10/13/1998||No College|
|72||Chytil, Filip||C||6-2||208||09/05/1999||No College|
|33||Claesson, Fredrik||D||6-1||196||11/24/1992||No College|
|77||DeAngelo, Tony||D||5-11||180||10/24/1995||No College|
|17||Fast, Jesper||RW||6-1||192||12/02/1991||No College|
|40||Georgiev, Alexandar||G||6-1||179||02/10/1996||No College|
|13||Hayes, Kevin||C||6-5||216||05/08/1992||No College|
|21||Howden, Brett||C||6-3||195||03/29/1998||No College|
|20||Kreider, Chris||LW||6-3||216||04/30/1991||No College|
|30||Lundqvist, Henrik||G||6-1||180||03/02/1982||No College|
|8||McLeod, Cody||LW||6-2||204||06/26/1984||No College|
|90||Namestnikov, Vladislav||C||6-0||184||11/22/1992||No College|
|44||Pionk, Neal||D||6-0||186||07/29/1995||No College|
|22||Shattenkirk, Kevin||D||6-0||206||01/29/1989||No College|
|76||Skjei, Brady||D||6-3||214||03/26/1994||No College|
|42||Smith, Brendan||D||6-2||195||02/08/1989||No College|
|23||Spooner, Ryan||C||5-11||191||01/30/1992||No College|
|18||Staal, Marc||D||6-4||213||01/13/1987||No College|
|16||Strome, Ryan||C||6-1||194||07/11/1993||No College|
|26||Vesey, Jimmy||LW||6-3||199||05/26/1993||No College|
|93||Zibanejad, Mika||C||6-2||213||04/18/1993||No College|
|36||Zuccarello, Mats||RW||5-8||184||09/01/1987||No College|