: Larry Brooks:
Rangers season already on thin ice
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10-24-2013, 01:51 PM
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Snow Belt, USA
Originally Posted by
Bleed Ranger Blue
Theres a point here? You completely fooled me.
Read the entire article and you won't be fooled. Larry put blame directly on players and therefore indirectly on new coach for team miscues:
Injuries. Contract negotiations. Brutal travel. Mutual unfamiliarity with the coach. All excuses for the Rangers, who are taking every one of them.
There is, however, no excuse for an inferior work ethic. No excuse at all for these players who, given half the chance, seem to be invoking their non-compete clauses.
He bases his conclusions on this:
The Rangers are built on the proposition they will receive elite goaltending night after night after night, the way they have year after year after year since Lundqvist arrived from Sweden nine seasons ago.
That is FAULSE. No coach, Renney or Torts or AV would build a team on such assumption. They all built/will build Rangers on NHL Level Goaltending expectation. We did not have that expectation fulfilled. Both Lundqvist and Biron sucked profusely.
I am sure if we had Mason in net we would not need to read what Larry had to write. Mason is no Hank, but he is performing on NHL level NOW, while Lundqvist isn't. It is a chance for Talbot to perform on NHL level. No more than that is needed.
Blaming players and new coach doesn't do any good at this point. That's the point.
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