In 1994, we were thought not not to be able to match up against the Islanders in Nassau. We were winless there for 15 games straight going into the playoffs.
I remember desperately rooting for the Panthers so that we'd play them instead of the Islanders. Result? We swept them with a combined score of 22-3.
Playoffs are a different ball game from the regular season. I don't see a team that has been as consistent as we have losing to a mediocre Senators team unless we just choke. But choking would be caused by youth and inexperience, and not because we faced Ottawa instead of Washington/Florida.
We heard it relentlessly from Islanders fans how they would sneak in and ruin the Rangers season that year.
I don't want any easy series for the Rangers. Which is kinda funny because you know they will make everything and adventure. A little worried because their last two games were crap and they were less than steller against the Sens this year.
A tough 6 game series coming up with the Rangers coming out on top.
I don't care how many games it takes, 4 or 7, just win!
Some of us on this board is grumpy enough as it is! We don't need a disappointing post-season! Hopefully Henrik will go into overdrive. If there is an organized event or gathering for games planned by anyone, I'd love an invite I haven't been on here long but it's lonely out here in VAN where I know 2 other Rangers fans who unfortunately knows nothing. I've freed up the next 3 months for hockey and travelling so if there is stuff in NYC or OTT for that matter, let me know Thanks
Glad we're not playing the caps though. Same team, different year. Regardless of speculated outcome, I'd very much rather play some other team.
The only optimism that I can think of is that I believe that Washington with Backstrom and Green is better than Ottawa. However I'm not feeling good about this series at all. Not only could we not stop them from scoring but the last 2 games against their suspect defense, one against their backup goalie, we scored a grand total of 1 goal. We gave Anderson his first friggin shutout.