Even though our baseball teams will be battling it out at our little bandbox of a ballpark, Boston and New York will have a solid connection in cheering for The Rangers tonight. Please crush the Leafs. I would also LOVE the Rangers to get into the playoffs instead of the Flyers.
This team is poised for the ABSOLUTE worst case scenario... the only thing they couldn't do.
No chance for a good draft pick... no play-off experience... just the second best hand in the poker game.
Yes, because the 10th overall is a bad pick amirite? Holy moly. Whats with all the drama lately? People pretend we haven't scratched our way into the playoffs for the last 4 seasons, like this is a new thing.
Anyway, Lets go Rangers! And I hope shelley cleans orrs clock tonight.
Convince me that it wouldn't have been better to sell prospal and Jokinen, and that making the play-offs (or barely missing) would be better than losing out and getting a top-5.
I was an advocate of moving Prospal at the deadline. As to the other point, about miss vs. make, you can go look through the thousands of posts that have been made on that subject over the past month if you want my argument. It's got no place in the GDT.
1)Start the game with the 4th line. Yes, you heard me right. It's been our most effective line in terms of consistent pressure. Let's put the Leafs on their heels from the get go.
2)Draw up a good Powerplay. If it's not apparent by now, I don't know what to tell you. No one on the powerplay has one iota of creativity. They need structure or they will fail.
3)Let the players play. Don't get in their head over every mistake. They know what's on the line. If they don't want to come out and play. No big deal, they will be gone (Tort's has to make sure of it) before next season.