Well i read or heard a little ways back that the reason they were doing crappy on the PP, is because they were practicing it and something about how the great Edmonton PP's never practiced it at all because it just confused the players. How that relates to the Rangers (besides JJ and Shanny) is beyond me, but there is a point to be taken there.
Well, they came out flying last time and they lost by 3. Im more interested in how they look the full 60 minutes. Because theres an issue starting to build now - playing with the lead. The Rangers are in the bottom half of the league in winning games after leading through 2.
Maybe they can gain that killer instinct when they have a team down 3-1 or even 2-0 and win those games no matter what time of the game they have that lead. The Rangers are an OK team. They would a SOLID FORCE if they could just put away the opposition in games as such.
Come to think of it I did hear the same thing about practicing a PP and how it hurts not helps. Whether that is true or not I dont know, but at this point it isnt out of the question. But your last point about the killer instict is 100% dead on, having that instinct or not having it is the diffrence between marginal and exceptional teams. Right now, the Rangers are looking more marginal than exceptional unfortunatly. The have the talent on offense to be that exceptional team IMO,but are lacking in other areas sadly.But hey a big win over arguably the best team in the league will be a hugh confidence booster I would think. LETS GO RANGERS!!!!
My money's on Weekes. Hank was Mr. Softy at the end of last game. He's played quite a few straight anyway, I predict a big game for Weekes. Hopefully without letting in that bad first goal, that always seems to show it's face.
If Weekes has a big game it will be one of the two or three we can expect in a season.