NY Rangers get just two games on NBC this year

The NBC schedule for the 2021 season is out. The NY Rangers will get just two games on NBC this year. Meanwhile the Detroit Red Wings, expected to be one of the worst teams in the league this year, get three games.

This is mostly NBC picking the games they want, but it’s a bit odd. The Rangers have one of the best players in the league, the top pick this year, and the second overall last year. They were one of the best offenses in the league last season. Yet Detroit has more games than them? It does make you wonder if Detroit draws more nationally than New York.

It’s probably for the best though. The NBC broadcasts are a little rough sometimes. MSG does a much better job explaining the game. They are also much better with replays. I’m not going to complain about fewer scheduled NBC games for the NY Rangers. But again, just seems odd that NBC wants Detroit more often.