Saturday, April 10, 2010

Down To The Wire

The Rangers started the season with a 7-1 run and are ending it with a 7-1-1 run. In betweeen they played like crap with a 24-31-9 record and somehow they have a shot at the playoffs in a talented deficient Eastern Conference. A win against the Flyers on Sunday will put them in the playoffs, perhaps as high as sixth place. Finishing sixth and getting a lucky draw against the Devils would cap this unlikely run. Lundqvist can beat Brodeur.

La,st nights game was as exciting as it gets in hockey. The Rangers played a complete team game. Tortorella preaches that it is the big guys that have to come up big and while Gaborik, Drury and Dubinsky got big goals and Lundqvist was great in the clutch it was the 'little guys' who carried the load. Shelley got his first goal as a Ranger assisted by Prust and Anisimov. That line was a force throughout the game. Prust now has a five game point streak.

So its on to Philly and hopefully the coach will remember how he has gotten this far and what got him there. If he goes back to overplaying the 'big guys' at the expense of the 'little guys' it will result in another crap loss. The suits are pulling for the 'little guys' so that 'big bucks' will be brought into the till. Between 2.5-3 million per game is at stake here. Make the playoffs, watch the dough roll in and we will see the same cast of losers at the helm next year.

Lets Go Rangers?

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