Thread: Post-Game Talk: Rangers @ Blues: Better?
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10-13-2013, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by smoneil View Post
I don't know if it was Torts or something else, but I noticed the huge difference in passing as well. The Blues would just make beautiful passes to move the puck around the ice, particularly in the attacking zone. To see that and have it juxtaposed with the Rangers, who were lucky to complete two passes in a row was just sad. The Rangers were so easy to pickpocket because they were always reaching for the puck, digging it out from the boards or trying to get it out of their own skates. They seriously looked like they had never completed a pass in their lives. And this was one of their better games so far this season. Hopefully it gets better, as we do have some talented playmakers (Brassard, Step, Nash, Richards, MZA, MDZ, McD).

Incidentally, I'm totally jealous--I visited Australia back in 2010, and it was the best week of my life. Just a beautiful country, and a week wasn't nearly enough time to explore.
To make good passing plays you need confidence. To get confidence you need to win games and succeed with the plays on the ice. So far none of these are present.
You see this in all sports. In times when teams are struggling, the puck (or ball) have a strange way of hitting the post and bouncing out.
When the team is succeeding and are on a streak, the puck hits the post, bounces back out and hits the goalie and goes in..... The seemingly impossible plays somehow succeeds. The difficult passes comes through.

The players are learning at complete new system. It takes time. You donīt expect the Rangers to come out flying and winning every game. But it is still not acceptable to lose 2-14 in two games......

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