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02-11-2007, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
The Carolina game is big, because a win sets up a real opportunity for a 5 game winning streak before heading into the home and home with the Devils. Personally I think it's still too early to be doing any serious scoreboard watching. With 26 games remaining and being out only 3 points of a spot, this team still controls it's own destiny. There's still nearly a third of the season remaining. The recipe is as much as possible, and when they don't, make sure the losses don't come in regulation.
But the Carolina game leads to an important series of games that precede the trade deadline.

Which may or may not be eventful for the Rangers part (center + defenseman that EVERYBODY is raving about - but we now have very few attractive assests that other teams would be find attractive or that we would be interested in parting in return for - imo at least).

If the Rangers play 5-2 hockey until then (which is highly possible) - they would need to go 11-8 the last 19 games to reach 91 points. Which is my current prediction to where an 8th slot would have to land to squeeze in - gathering the current "evenness" in the standings. This may however change...

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