All this "fire Torts" talk is just dumb. The team just isn't that talented. It's amazing they've been decent up until this skid. When we win again everyone will talk about how great our youngsters are and how Torts is doing a great job bringing them along.
Yes, this skid is very frustrating, but the bipolarity of this fan base is incredibly vexing.
Player of the Game - Gaborik
The Bad - Del Zotto
The Redden - The Rangers.
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Well everyone overrated Redden when he got $7million. He was considered one of the game's top Dmen. And the Rangers organization and half the people on here still think Del Zotto is the next Brian Leetch.
That was three years ago.
Aside from people saying he's our future PP QB, I have never heard anybody compare Del Zotto to Leetch, except that Leetch was equally as bad as Del Zotto was in his second season...at least from a defensive standpoint
Bingo....nobody ever mentions this. Even the elite teams like Detroit and Philly will go with 4 dmen down the stretch of close games. The Rangers had plenty of time off. Staal and Girardi only play 25 mins each...would it have killed Torts to stick with 4?
At a minimum, he should have had either Staal or Girardi double shifted. Nervous Nancy's like MDZ and Gilroy are the last guys you want on the ice late in a close game
Right, and it would be one thing if they had a solid game, but MDZ was hot and cold at best, and Gilroy was a travesty....
Lets combine ****** play, with a lack of confidence, and hope they stop the frntic enemy attack down the stretch
The problem with this team is that for a long time now they're not good enough to win anything and not bad enough to draft in the money area. They should trade everyone with talent so that they can finally be bad enough to improve. I'd be more than wiling to sit through a couple of Islander-like seasons to end this constant crap. While you're at it, get rid of Sather so that the top 5 picks we'd get wouldn't be wasted on more Jessimans. As long as the Rangers are stuck in the middle like this, this is what they'll be, pretty much forever.