Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Prince Can't Save The Peasants

It was another super human effort but unfortunately Lundqvist couldn't pull it off as the hapless, punchless Rangers fell to the Black Hawks in OT, 2-1. The Prince had it going until about 5 minutes to play when Dan Giradi took a stupid stick between the legs penalty which led to a Hawk PP, which naturally led to the tying goal. The goal was scored in a scrum in front of Lundqvist while the Rangers were trying to stick the puck out instead of using their bodies on the Hawks. Some stuff never changes.

The winning goal came after Prospal flubbed a gimee in front of the Hawks net which led to a Hawk breakaway and the winning goal for the Hawks. The Rangers were outshot 38-16 and got all of one shot on goal in the third period. One shot in twenty minutes. Most of the third period was played in the Ranger defensive zone. The Rangers were outshot, outhustled and eventually outscored. The Rangers had a shot when Gaborik was scoring but now the opposing D Men have found a way to shut him down, all seems to be lost.

Meanwhile the empty suits in the Penthouse continue to fiddle while the Rangers burn. Is there an end in sight?

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  • Dan Stryker said...

    Apparently the only way Henrik will get another win is for him to score as well as goalie now! Most of that game looked like a 5 on 0 in the rangers zone!

    With the exception of Gabby, Jags, Mess and the Great One, how come when anybody else signs with the NYR they all of a sudden forget how to play and become human pylons!

    This is very demoralizing now...

    Mike, not sure how you put up with 70+ years of this...

    Now I just read that Gilroy has been demoted to the wolfpack...???
    WHAT?!? how about R&R going to the wolfpack!!!

    I need a shrink now...

  • blow-me-down said...

    How many feeble dribbler panic dumps of the puck did they make from deep in their own zone? The answer is tons.

    A weak little flip that has nothing on it, directed at no one, just a panic move. It does a slow motion flutter up to the the blueline. It's a big ripe cherry to be picked, and Chicago feasted on one after another.

    I would like to see the team blown up. There are really only a half dozen keepers among the veterans.

    Play the young guys. I watch Drury and I cringe. This guy I used to love watching, and now he is basically useless. Forget the personality thing, forget the talk about he really does care but things are not clicking.
    Let's go with the facts - he stinks.

    People talk about how Rozsival needs confidence. Well, why doesn't he get some? I'm not stopping him.
    It's not lack of confidence. It's just that he decided a while ago that he is 'not that kind of player'. That kind of player being a guy who actually will use his size advantage for his team, get a bit out of his comfort zone and strive to be better. But why bother when you are basically a wimp.

    Since he shows no signs of improving, somehow I am supposed to care about him?
    Geez...get real, it's a hockey team, not kindergarten.

    Paste big 'Remove Immediately' stickers on all the dreck, and work on getting rid of them.
    Save the biggest sticker for Sather.

  • Wes said...

    Couldn't agree more with blow-me-down's comments about Drury. He's a shell of the player he was. I can't bare to watch him.

    Like it has been pointed out, I've never seen the ice tipped so far in the other teams favor. You just knew the Rangers D and Lundqvist were going to crack sometime in the 3rd. Pure torture waiting and watching for the coup de grace (blow of mercy) to be delivered.

    R&R - rest and relaxation will be residing on Broadway for sometime. They continue to get plenty of ice time. Amazing.

  • Dan Stryker said...

    As a wise man once said, "Go back to Edmonton!"

  • Wes said...

    Yes, please go back to Edmonton, Glen. How does this guy get to free skate thru year after year of sub-par signings and sorry teams? No one seems to care.

  • Frank Cavoli said...

    Hello Mike! I really enjoy your blog and would appreciate it if you'd add my Rangers Blog, "Blueshirt Dirt", to your blogroll. I've added your blog to mine already! Thanks!

    -Frank Cavoli

  • jay said...

    How's Ales Kotalik worked out for the Rangers this year? I thought his contract seemed a bit generous from old Slats.

  • mike said...

    Dan Stryker-Emile Francis would put this whole team on waivers. Plus, I would add the coach and the Stealth GM.

    I have a perverted sense of humor to last 70+ years.

  • mike said...

    blow-me-down-What a trio. Rozsival, Redden and Drury. The untalented trinity.

  • mike said...

    Wes-R&R should be in Hartford and Gilroy and Sanguinetti should be playing.

  • mike said...

    Dan Stryker-He is still here, isn't he?

  • mike said...

    Wes-I think him and the Absentee Owner have someything going on besides hockey.

  • mike said...

    jay-Genorosity is the byword of the Stealth. Kotalik is doing as well or as bad as all the other stiffs (sans Gabby) the Stealth has signed. Also depends on the whims of the supreme leader, Tortorella.

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