Monday, December 07, 2009

A Split Weekend

If ever you needed proof that the fortunes of the Rangers are directly tied into the performance of goalie Henrik Lundqvist, this weekend provided all the evidence you needed. In Buffalo, on Saturday night, The Prince was outstanding with 36 saves as he led the Rangers to a 2-1 win over the hot Sabres, ending their four game winning streak. Last night it was another story as the Prince faltered by giving up a soft goal late as the punchless Rangers fell 3-1 to the injury ravaged Red Wings.

The Rangers continue to be futile on offense. Even Gaborik shows some signs of futility, getting only an assist in Buffalo and no shots on goal against Detroit. Of course, he had to contend with the Red Wing defensive duo of Niklas Lidstrom and Brian Rafalski who checked him constantly. Too bad Gaborik can't go up against the Ranger defensemen. Oh wait. He did. Last year. He scored five goals against us.

So this is what we have to look forward the rest of the year. There is no help coming. Christensen is not the answer. Maybe, Dubinsky can come back and along with Gaborik spark the offense. Maybe, but I doubt it. However, that is all that is left for this punchless squad. Lots of hope but little faith. Meanwhile someone should teach Anisimov to skate with his head up.

Today is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. God bless all our veterans through the years who have fought and died in the many wars to defend the constitution of the greatest country in the world, the USA. God bless America!



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8 comments:

  • Dan Stryker said...
     

    Ho Ho Santa,

    All I want is a new GM for Christmas!


    Don't think I'm going to get it though...

  • mike said...
     

    Dan Stryker- Lets pray for another "Miracle on 33rd Street".

    Merry Christmas

  • Scotty Hockey said...
     

    That is about what it would take to get Sather out ... but with Messier getting World Championship Team Canada, maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel ...

  • blow-me-down said...
     

    Dan - I'm leaning toward Ford, but I have to agree that GM is a much improved product, so no argument there, though I might not go that way myself.

    Oh, you mean get rid of Sather?

    Well, now we agree!!!

  • Dan Stryker said...
     

    Bah Humbug!

    redden/rozy = 12 points (2 goals) for $11.5 million

    rest of the defense = 44 points (16 goals) for approx. $7 million
    (includes Sangunietti & Heikkinen)


    lump of coal for dolan/sather regime...

  • mike said...
     

    Dan Stryker-Speaking of clunkers.

  • mike said...
     

    Scotty Hockey-That light is a big freight train bearing down on the Rangers.

  • mike said...
     

    blow-me-down-We will have a new Pope before they get rid of The Stealth.

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