There is a ton of hitting and passion this year. Just less on the fighting and goonery.
Which is GREAT in my book. Which also must sell a lot better than yours.
Gotta disagree there. I haven't seen any passion, grit, or heart in any Ranger games this year. I'm sure we had 1-2 moments which people will start bringing up, but the truth is we have not had those passionate NHL games. Didn't we all get pumped as hell for NYR-NYI, NYR-PHI games back then. There were fights in the crowd and fans jawing back and forth. The game was mean and brutal. Never again will we get to see that. Now you get what you want, so enjoy it. You get to see Prucha make a crazy move, score a goal, and then go joke around with an opposing player on the next shift. You don't get to see hard-nosed hockey anymore
At the time of the trade I liked it. I saw Garth play briefly in 03/04 and I didnt see much, AT ALL. I mean, gritty little player and all that, but with Hossa we had an oppertunty to take a chance on a Hossa who has the potential to score 30 goals, espically in this "new nhl". It hasnt worked out with Hossa and I don't think he should be in the lineup.