Why It Was Not A Failure For The New York Rangers

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May 29, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie

Henrik Lundqvist

(30) and his teammates skate off the ice after game seven of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Take the end of this season, as you will. You could look at it as a total failure, thinking anything short of winning the Stanley Cup is just hog wash. Or, you could flip it and look at the things that went right for this team in the playoffs.

One more stat to throw at you.

Since the 2005-2006 season, the Rangers have qualified for the post season 9 out the past 10 seasons. Before that from 1998 to 2004, the team did not qualify.

Consistency in winning and having the chance year in and year out is better than having no chance in at all.

But take it as you will.

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