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02-26-2007, 02:24 PM
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The real difference is...

last season should have an asteriks. With a season lost due to the lockout and with the turnover many teams experienced, and with so many players not playing a season, you really didn't get the true feel of the season until past the midway point, when players started to get their timing and legs back and when they got used to the new rules, etc. Hockey was essentially a restart. So basically we're talking about the Rangers from the beginning of January to today, which is a .500 team that's been inconsistent over that period, at best. So I'm not sure there's anything from which to 'rebound'. They can get better, of course, but it won't be because this was a good team last season and could play better.

And yes, Jagr can rebound, and he can get hurt. Injuries are part of the game and we understood when Jagr was acquired that there may be times in which he won't be 100%. That's when coaching and depth take charge, neither of which appear to be the Rangers' strongsuit.

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