Official GDT February 6: NY Rangers at New Jersey Devils, 7:30p MSG
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02-06-2007, 10:51 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Manitoba, Canada
I'll say one thing with absolute certainty:
I hope the men in the Rangers lockeroom have a little more composure than their fans, or we're all in for a long, long spring.
Perhaps when expectations aren't met by reality people feel let down. However, I'd argue from a personal perspective that this Rangers team we're watching is what I expected, and what we all should have expected.
Let's face it: we're still in a transition phase here. The bulk of our assets aren't ready, but some of the pieces are falling into place. I look at the Avery trade as another sign that what could have been much worse (and an opportunity to travel down the path toward the darkside) didn't come to fruition. Now, that isn't to say that the deadline won't see us spring for Keith Tkachuk at the expense of Bobby Sang and Tommy Pyatt, but I see that as unlikely.
In my opinion, the further we fall out of the playoffs the better we're off in the long run. I don't necessarily see us becoming sellers, but I do see us keeping some young assets that we might have dealt in an attempt to get that extra piece.
It's not all bad guys. Try to get a little grip on the situation.
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