Thursday, December 31, 2009

Are We For Real?

Have the Rangers quit on Tortorella? After falling behind 3-0, the coach called a timeout and screamed at his players, to no avail. They were just as bad after the scream out as they were before. Maybe, they quit on us, the fans. They sure as hell didn't sh0w us any respect, the people who pay the freight. I think the Rangers quit on themselves. How else to explain it after Blair Bett's goal in the opening minute. This one was total destruction. If there was one good play we made I would like to be reminded of it. Even the house guys, Sam and Joe, had a hard time coming up with one.

Where do we go from here? Isn't it time to back up the truck and dismantle this mess? The four game winning streak against the sub par teams is a distant memory. Two of those teams, the Islanders and Flyers, have come back to beat us and Carolina is on deck tonight for payback. We haven't hit rock bottom yet. That dubious distinction awaits us in 14th place in the Eastern Conference.

But let's be honest as we have been here before. Until the Stealth gets fired this team will continue to sink, not only this year but years to come. However, we all know that unless there is a change at the top, with the Absentee Owner, we will be stuck with this loser.

I may not be awake to cover tonight's game so I will take this opportunity to wish one and all out there in hockeyland a healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year!

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  • Steve C said...

    I agree with you Mike they totally quit on us. If I were paid 1/10 of what the lowest paid Ranger makes I would hit everything in sight. I can't beleive how they were standing around trying to poke check what a bunch of pussies. I'm not staying up to watch them either. Happy New Year Mike may it be healthy and prosperous for you and your family.

  • blow-me-down said...

    Missed the game, guess it was a good thing judging by your article and others.

    I've been hoping for an aggressive shedding of salary, coupled with a decent effort from the team regardless of where they actually finish. Kind of an ongoing in-place rebuild.
    I'm not a fan of tanking at all, but I am starting to think clearing the decks asap, getting a decent UFA at the deadline that can actually be re-signed, and rolling with the punches in the meantime has to be better than what keeps unfolding in front of our eyes.

    Will they come out hard against Carolina? Maybe, but even if they do, it won't change my mind about wanting a fairly major gutting.

    Bad game last night, but I'm not going to let it ruin my New Year ;-)

  • mike said...

    Steve C-Same to you and yours Steve!

  • mike said...

    blow-me-down-Don't let them wear you down. Its in their culture, they can't help themselves.