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10-17-2013, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Dagoon44 View Post
Listen guys i know most of you hate me and thats cool we all have an opinion and mine is different then most but here it is..


The Rangers are breed losers .. i know we all love this team but once a guy becomes a Ranger he becomes a fat cat content on making his millions and simply not caring. This goes back 50 yr with this team and other then Messier and Graves name a guy that signed or was traded for and excelled here?

The team has for yrs become whinning lil B$tches with the Refs and not policed themselves. The team 2 yrs ago was the first and will be the last not to be pushed around since the early 90's. And can't argue with the success they had..

Yes Chicago won the cup and barely fought. Boston should have won the cup and fought a ton so whats the point?

Captain Chris was crushed in Calgary and no one did a thing
McD two times took shots to the head and not a thing was done
Staal was almost killed by his own brother nothing was done
Hank has been run into dozens of times and nada
Last night was a great example not a single guy stepped up and did a thing.. Why cause the Rangers are small, finesse and completely not a tough team..
Bickel sure as hell is as good as Faulk and can at least be a guy who would stand up for his team..
Fighting is part of the game and we failed to address it ..
Flyers
Bruins
Columbus
Islanders
Pens
Buffalo
all in the conference and all much tougher

Yes skill wins and we dont have enough skill not to be tough
I agree as well although not completely just about the fighting, I really thought it was sort of a mandate from the coaching to turn the other cheek and beat them on the power play / scoreboard but it seems now the players themselves either really do not care for one another or there is just something wrong with the emotion level of the team.

How do they not at least get in someones face, push shove a little after these things happen?

When Brashear took out Betts years ago at least Mara went over to him. Shanahan in some other Washington game when someone else was going on a rampage.

It's almost like they are having to good of a time to get dirty because it may mess up their pretty faces. Then again expecting a Richards to play tough? Brassard last time he fought he got creamed. Stepan? Hagelin almost all the others. Staal with the giant visor? All the same Pyatt Boyle as the two biggest forwards on the team are just not fulfilling their job requirements. J Moore and Falk might be the toughest players they have.

At this point I'd be happy to see Semin on the team at least he'll have a sissy slap fest once in a while. Sarcasm but still...

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