I hate to have to say this......but that is gutless.
Get in the playoffs and fear no team. Upsets happen.
You're right, and if this was 15-20 years ago..i'd say go for it, but TBH..this team has no edge..no feistiness..no fire..no desire. This is what helped us to win against the Rangers in the past. The Rangers are an even better team than before (bah...it's true though).
in the past...no matter how crap the Isles were..we made a game of it..Now, we play them like we play every other team. I see no "extra" effort..I see no desperate hockey. Even if we lost to the Rangjerks...I'd wanna see some hurt..it's not the losing that bothers me..its the change in attitude towards playing our cross town rivals. Something just got lost. I don't know if I can explain it any better.