What's to discuss? Numbers don't lie---unlike the Buffooom from Banf-f-f-f....Sather has transformed this team into a juggernaut in three short years and anybody faced with such documented galactical improvement would be a fool and a nay-sayer....And probably the reason the Rangers have been doing bad... Along with the sticks, the refs, the injuries, the rules, and the board hinges...
Plus- Look at how many games under .500 we were last year.
Plus- We have played three less games to this point then last season
Minus- Still doesn't look like great improvement overall.
I still believe that this year's team is better then the year's before, winning games they would've lost before...but we're also losing games we should've won still. Hard to really say what direction this team is going in. Last year's was bad, end of story. This year's has been great and bad, borderline playoff team. We're in the end of January and we still can't logically say where we're going.
It would be interesting to compare where the other 8th spot candidtates were at this time last year too. Seems like MTL, BOS and NYI are all playing a lot better than last year. Atlanta obviously is. FLA and BUF are a lot closer to us than they were last year too.
don't really understand. Fact, the Rangers are still out of a playoff spot. They've had every opportunity to put themselves into a respectible position, but each time have failed. No different from the last 6 seasons...they remain within striking distance of that #8 playoff spot throughout most of the season, but lose the critical games to get into that spot and solidify it. Those two losses to Boston were a killer that created a situation whereby Boston may not be competing for that 8th spot anymore and may soon be out of reach for the Rangers. Losing to Washington was even more of a joke, especially considering the teams coming up. It's a friggin' joke, and I am so afraid they get outworked by a hustling Buffalo team that they embarass themselves at home, once again. At least they'll sell a lot of 22 oz and 64 oz beers, I ain't got nuttin' else to go on....