The 2016-17 Hockey News Yearbook has the Rangers finishing 5th in the Metro division and missing the playoffs this coming season.
Their standings include the Caps, Pens, Isles and Flyers all as teams ahead of the Rangers in the Metro that will make the playoffs.
They have the Rangers Stanley Cup odds at 35-1.
The Rangers have been a team suggested by some to take a step back this season and miss the playoffs.
Last year they had the Rangers projected to finish third in the Metro, which they did.
In 2014-15 they projected the Rangers to finish third in the Metro while they actually finished first and won the Presidents' Trophy.
Adam Rotter: The Rangers are going to be a very popular pick to miss the playoffs based on their struggles last season and how the team is mostly the same, minus Keith Yandle and Derick Brassard. The other reason they will be a popular pick to miss is that seemingly the top two spots are locked up by Washington and Pitt, people think the Islanders are ready to take a leap and the Flyers are the next team on the rise in the East.
The thing that has changed about the Rangers after the past couple of years is that they no longer seem like a lock to make the playoffs. I think that the Rangers, Flyers and Islanders will all be battling for that last guaranteed spot in the Metro and then teams in the Atlantic over a wild card spot. Ultimately though, if Henrik Lundqvist is healthy and rested I think that still gives the Rangers an edge over both the Isles and Flyers to make the playoffs.