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At ESPN Insider, Craig Custance and Alvin Chang combined to devise a ranking system, using some advanced stats, to determine the standings for the Eastern and Western Conference this season.

They have the Rangers finishing third in the conference and winning the Atlantic Division.

Using their playoff power meter, the Rangers scored a 28 out of 36. The Capitals, projected to win the Presidents trophy, have a 36 out of 36.

Some of this stuff is a little confusing, but it looks like some advanced stats are on the Rangers side, at least projection wise. I still think that the Pens will win the Division, but it will be a close race, six points or so, between the Rangers, Flyers and Pens.

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Tags: 2011-12 Predictions , Adam Rotter
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