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01-31-2013, 10:58 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
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Rangers didnt play a bad game they just didnt get the luck factor tonight. Easily could have been a 3-2 Rangers win. Penguins caught some breaks and cashed in. Cha Ching. I still liked the Rangers tonight and something to build on. have no fear. LGR!!!!!!!!!
You're kidding, right? They didn't have more than two or three legit scoring chances the whole game.
Face it, unless we go back to giving up one goal a game and Lundqvist standing on his head, the Rangers will be lucky to make the playoffs, much less win the division or contend for the Cup. Maybe we should point towards the next two years, and hope for reinforcements, but when you have Mike Rupp playing a regular shift, Pyatt as a second line regular, Richards and Stepan doing nothing, and Stu Bickel, Asham, career minor leaguers like Ferriero, Halpern getting big minutes, your just not going to score very much.
And I know everyone complains (with reason) about the pathetic power play, mostly because it's pathetic, but it has stunk for three years. At some point, you have to admit, hey, maybe they don't just have much talent up front (though they pass the puck around the perimeter aimlessly until someone makes a mistake, trying to score the perfect goal, when half the team has "manos de piedra").
One more thing - though Hagelin is blazing fast and does a lot of good things, he hasn't scored in 35 games, doesn't shoot even though he has a good shot, and the team up front lacks speed and takes forever to get up the ice.
Oh, and you can't overpass when the MSG ice is so awful.
On the bright side, with Stralman playing so well, we have a fabulous defense - tell Tortorella to start using it.
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