In their predictions, two of the twelve people asked, including USA Today's Kevin Allen pick the Rangers to win the Eastern Conference.
One picked Henrik Lundqvist to win the Vezina Trophy.
Fair predictions and placement to start the season, IMO. Just like a lot of teams, there is a lot of hype around them and the Rangers need to show everyone that the hype that is surrounding them is fair and something that they deserve. I would bet that we see a lot more predictions of the Rangers winning the Atlantic before the week is out.