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How far will they go?

View Poll Results: How far will they go?
Lose in the first round 9 12.86%
Lose in the second round 18 25.71%
Lose in the Semi-finals 13 18.57%
Lose in the Finals 2 2.86%
ALL THE WAY BABY! 28 40.00%
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04-05-2007, 09:11 PM
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Realistically Speaking

Last year before the Olympics, the Rangers were easily in the upper echelon of teams in the NHL. Many would be confident in saying that that team was Stanley Cup material.

Many would also say that this team playing right now, despite all the players recovering from/nursing injuries, is better than last years pre-Olympic team.

So is the goal more than just getting past the first round? Is it naive to believe in 16 more wins?

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04-05-2007, 09:12 PM
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I will always believe, because every team starts out fresh in the playoffs. Sometimes, teams that are near the bottom fighting to get in are hotter going into the playoffs than the teams at the top who have clinched 2 weeks ago. This is the case with the Rangers.

I think that before we get ahead of ourselves and look for 16 wins, we have to look for one win. One win at a time. The fans of this team need the first one, because it would be the first playoff win in 10 years.

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04-05-2007, 09:20 PM
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yes... there is something special about this bunch.

i mean sure, we felt it last year too... but this year there is just more unity. More grit (Avery), more experience (Shanahan), more starters coming back from injury, and in general their recent play as opposed to last years slump.

as much as i'm estatic about a playoff birth after all the adversity earlier in the year, I would want more... i guess that's part of being a new york

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i feel that out of the teams in the east the rangers are IMO prbly the second best right now

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That something special came in a platter when Avery became a Ranger.

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Realistically speaking, last year after losing the last 6 games in a row Henry playing like crap and Jagr popping his shoulder did any of you feel even remotely similar to how you feel right now going into the playoffs?

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04-05-2007, 10:38 PM
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Realistically speaking, last year after losing the last 6 games in a row Henry playing like crap and Jagr popping his shoulder did any of you feel even remotely similar to how you feel right now going into the playoffs?
Ye, this team, despite fewer points, is MUCH better than last season's team.

I think we can go far. How far? It all depends on us staying healthy and staying consistent. If we can handle the pressure of the playoffs, we can go far!

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04-05-2007, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Monglobster View Post
Last year before the Olympics, the Rangers were easily in the upper echelon of teams in the NHL. Many would be confident in saying that that team was Stanley Cup material.

Many would also say that this team playing right now, despite all the players recovering from/nursing injuries, is better than last years pre-Olympic team.

So is the goal more than just getting past the first round? Is it naive to believe in 16 more wins?

First this team , despite less points, is a WAYYYYYYY better team imo. Way more depth. Another year under Renny and crew. Less Euros, More NA (A nice balance) More balanced scoring. Better balanced lines....more experience and Lundqvist has been even BETTER this latter part of the season than he was last year pre Olympics.

Younger players have really stepped up this year. Hossa, Tyutin, Girardi, Callahan are all dangerous.

Sean Avery is a dynamic that is HUGE and this team just did not have that last year.

To win in the playoffs

1. You have to have a red hot goaltender ---- our guy is as good as any other tender in the mix. Whose hotter?

2. Your Big Stars, Jagr, Shanny, Straka, Nylander, Avery(YEP) have to provide LEADERSHIP and production.

3. The guys you never expect to, have to come up and score HUGE goals, make huge plays and play their Hearts out. HEART. This Team Does Have Heart.

4. Lady Luck and the Angles give you some bounces...... We do have some "charmed" players on the 2007 NY Rangers

So......the answer is....


ANYTHING can happen once you get into the playoffs......


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04-05-2007, 11:05 PM
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How far will they go?

Thoughts?

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Anyone who says anything better than "We won't win a damn game" is jinxing the team.

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04-05-2007, 11:08 PM
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To Lord Stanley!

and win the cup!

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Yeah, I'd be ecstatic if we actually won a series.

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ask me again in June.

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Are you kidding? No wins, we ain't going nowhere!

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idk...this whole thing still feels too good to be true. I know Ottawa is better. I know Buffalo is better (if healthy)...Pitt would be a very close series. NJ = obviously tough. As great as this whole thing seems, I want them to finish 6th and just get something done. Finishing 6th, I think we will beat Atlanta or Tampa in 6 games. Then in the second round you can play one of those top 4 teams and I think we'll lose in 6 games.

And given the way this team can go on big losing streaks, and considering how the year went....I'd be okay with that.

Go Rangers

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Anyone who says anything better than "We won't win a damn game" is jinxing the team.
Nah, the days of pessimissm are behind us.

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The only team in the East that I cannot picture us beating is Buffalo.

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I'm a bit older and would love to see these titles refeered to as:

first round = Division Semi-Finals
second round = Division Finals
third round = Conference Finals
Finals = Stanley Cup Finals

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Let's just plan to win one game at a time.

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If we face the Devils in round one, we go out 4-1, if we face the Lightning we go out 4-2, if we face the Trashers we take them to game 7, and anything can happen there.

So if we get that 6th seed and Atlanta holds on to the 3rd seed we might get past the first round this year, which is also our ceiling IMO.

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We better pray that wont get the Devils in round one because make no mistake about we wont win more than one game against them.

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We better pray that wont get the Devils in round one because make no mistake about we wont win more than one game against them.
You really get a kick out of yourself don't you??

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I think we could win the cup but it will be hard to get past NJ and BUF

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