For me, the key is getting Avery back...any updates on him? How about Boyle?
I think that Prust has done a great imitation of Avery thus far and I am starting to love Prust! The problem is that with Avery and Boyle out, we have slow guys like Shelley and Voros filling in...that lack of speed really showed against a much faster Buffalo team.
When we have to go against Philly, we will need Avery's toughness and speed as well as Boyle (for his size).
How we've made up no ground with that record is pretty amazing. Thanks a lot the rest of the NHL.
The fact that the Rangers even have the opportunity to make the playoffs with 85-87 points in the shootout era is quite sad. So rest of the NHL or not, the Rangers shouldn't even have a shot at this point.
Points of 8th place team (eastern conference) since the lockout
05-06 - 92
06-07 - 92
07-08 - 94
08-09 - 93
09-10 - 85-87