that 2nd goal destroyed us, but we seemed to reclaim what we had brewing between our goal and Pitts' 2nd. everything in between their 2nd goal and Nash's shorty (excluding Pyatt's goal) was ****ing horrible.
1. The two things I really liked about Ranger teams the last 2ish seasons were that they were physical and had a high compete level. Outside of a few stretches, the absence of those two things tonight is exactly what pisses me off to no end.
For a solid 30-40 minutes this team was flat out embarrassed. I understand needing to gel. I understand breakout and PP issues with the turnover and lack of camp. What I will never forgive is taking large sections of games 100% off. It’s unacceptable.
2. It may not be fair, and he certainly did not get good help at times, but the simple fact is Hank needs to play better for us to win games.
4. How many players are the Rangers willing to let Orpik take out before they do something about it? It was a clean hit but how about manning the **** up? Bunch of Nancys. Just what Kreider needs for his development now too.
"Here we can see the agression of american people. They love fighting and guns. when they wont win they try to kill us all." -HalfOfFame
Last edited by HatTrick Swayze: 01-20-2013 at 09:07 PM.
Rick Nash is a beast. I also like some of the role players signed like Halpern, Asham and Pyatt.
The team really lacks chemistry. I think they're really suffering from having a real training camp and preseason. They're gonna have to turn it around quick though. I'm not panicking after 2 games. They could go nuts over their next few games. They certainly have the talent to do so.
Hank needs to play better. As said, I won't panic as I know he'll get back to normal in no time.
Gaborik has been bad, but I expect him to get better as time goes on. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Stu Bickel isn't an NHL defenseman. I hate the rip on him, but he was just awful.
I thought Nash, DZ and Pyatt (even without his goal) had really great games. Everyone else blew. I thought the line of Stepan, Kreider and Hagelin looked pretty good for the 20 seconds they were out together.