Can the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup this year? ESPN's Barry Melrose sat down with "Armen and Levack" and responded: 

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"They’re really good," said Melrose, on 104.5 The Team. "I can make an argument they’re the best team in the East. Montreal’s numbers show they’re the best but they’re not the best. Rangers have everything – great defense, good goaltender, they’re getting goals from a ton of people and they know how to win.

"I like the Rangers a lot. I like Montreal, I like Tampa Bay, I don’t think they’re going to go away. Detroit, if they make the playoffs, great job. If Boston makes the playoffs this year, then great job."

The main difference in this Rangers team this year that should make fans believe that they can hoist the Cup?

"Mats Zuccarello. Don’t forget, he got hurt last year and now he’s their hottest offensive player. He makes that line go. That injury really hurt them. He’s back and playing well but Nash is the key. If Nash comes around in playoff time and scores a few goals, they’re going to be hard to stop come playoff time."