Betting on the New York Rangers was always an exciting proposition. If there was one thing that you knew about the Rangers, it was that they were willing to think outside the box, to try any avenue, pay any price in a bid to win.
The Rangers would pursue and often acquire greats of the game and bring them to Broadway in pursuit of the elusive Stanley Cup. It worked when they added Mark Messier in 1994. It didn’t pan out in other years when NHL stars like Howie Morenz, Max Bentley, Jacques Plante, Doug Harvey, Boom Boom Geoffrion, Phil Esposito, Guy Lafleur, Wayne Gretzky, Eric Lindros and Jaromir Jagr were lured to the Big Apple.
That’s all changed, though. There’s a new show that’s playing on Broadway and it’s all about patience and building from within. The Rangers are in rebuild mode – they even informed their fans as such in a letter to season ticket holders in the summer of 2018.
Having missed the playoffs two seasons in a row, New York’s gained seven first-round draft picks in the past three years in a bid to get better by grooming their own stars. This young core is going through some serious growing pains, but helping them along is the fact that all-star Henrik Lundqvist is still around backstopping them from the goal. He’ll keep the Rangers in games in which they have no right to maintain a chance to win.
How do you bet on a Rangers team in transition? It’s an interesting question, and one that doesn’t provide an easy answer. You certainly shouldn’t bet on the young Rangers to win away from home. They were the NHL’s worst road team in 2018-19. That being said, the Rangers were among the league’s top over clubs in road games during the season, a much better over bet than they were at home.
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