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04-04-2004, 01:17 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
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I'm a B's fan, hope you don't mind an unoffensive outsiders take.....
Well, on the bright side....if the Rangers ever do get it right the media certainly doesn't let ANYONE ever forget when a New York team is good. The aura of 1994 didn't wear off until about year 4 of the playoffs drought. I think the Rangers got quite a bit of slack until last season and then the crap hit the fan this year especially this season because they kept adding players and payroll and getting even worse than ever in the standings. By slack I mean that they kept getting picked to really bust out of the playoff slump all the time right up until a week after Jagr arrived but really Sather just kept adding the wrong guys and stirring the drink incorrectly until the ship just sunk. EJ Hradek and all of those ESPN guys only start the criticism when it's safe--2 months ago they were still saying "the rangers are dangerous with Jagr and they should get in now" and this and that, now that it's safe to rip the Rangers, they do. I'm a Bruins fan so I stuck to my guns all along.
But really I would like to see the Rangers spend less, win more, and get back in the hunt...it would be better for everyone in the hockey world to watch them play in the spring again against their fierce rivals in the Devils, Flyers, and Isles with a cohesive unit of their own. That would be pretty exciting, it's getting pretty boring talking about their bloated payroll and selfish stars and all of that. Good rivalries and good hockey is more satisfying everytime. Hopefully Sather (or whoever) does it right this time.
So who are you Ranger fans rooting for in the playoffs anyway? Probably not my Bruins, huh? Oh well. I understand. Cheers anyway.
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