ultimately, I think if the Rangers just skate, then they'll be fine. Last night they weren't skating hard at all.
it's only 3 games into the season, so no reason to get worked up
thats what ive said about this game in three 3 threads now. Skate. Skate Skate. When the Rangers have their legs they win or play a solid game everytime. ITs simpel as that. When they skate everything falls into place, when they dont everything goes wrong, the bounces too.
They do need to skate, but you also need to question why they weren't motivated to play a game at home against a rival team, and how they were basically spectators for two and a half periods, 3 games into the season.
i don't think they were necessarily unmotivated...i got the feeling that they were being overly cautious because of the crazy game over the weekend. it's like they wanted to be slow and deliberate and try to control play that way, but it was just a bad idea
less about motivation and more about confidence and readiness to play their own kind of game
I agree Levitate. Why they felt/played this way I am not sure of though.
Also, not only did the Rangers not seem to have there legs last night, but they were not playing with there heads at all. Players seemed to be all over the ice, defensemen(Ex. Tyutin) out of position or caught up the ice(rosy), forwards not picking up there guys(betts). We saw some of this on Sat, which is probably why some of the players(Shanahan quote) admitted to not playing that great of a game on Sat.
Let me just reiterate the fact that this is only the 3rd game. Renney has plenty of time to right the ship and I have no doubts that he will.