Add to that the fact that we're talking about the New York Rangers. A quick look through the last fifteen years has them continually signing big free agents who continually fail to carry them. Remember when they signed Gomez AND Drury? The Hockey News ran a cover with the statement "Rangers become cup favorites in a New York minute", I don't think they made the playoffs that year.
I completely understand all that, but I still completely disagree with you. I'm not going to do the work, but I think if you compare team's career goals, it will not flatter NYR.
There's just no way I'm giving the outright advantage to NYR.
Maybe it's different now because they have a legitimate team, but history would definitely side against those who get too excited about the Rangers and their big signings.