Wednesday, April 07, 2010

It Still Ain't Over

Believe it or not but the Rangers are still alive for a playoff berth. Win the last three, starting tonight with Toronto and the final two against the Flyers and the Rangers will finish 8th and become fodder for the Caps. Get lucky and finish 7th and maybe get the Devils. I believe that the top four teams, save the Devils, are unbeatable by the Rangers. The Caps, Sabres and Penguins have too much talent for the Rangers. So do the Devils, but Lundqvist can beat Brodeur.

Is anyone besides the Absentee Owner, the Stealth GM and the disagreeable head coach happy about the prospect of the Rangers making the playoffs? I counted at least three, "it's not for discussion" by coach disagreeable last night in his press conference. When he took over he declared that this was his dream job. He has turned it into a nightmare.

Lundqvist being pulled after a goal giving the Sabres a 3-2 lead was tantamount to running up a white flag of surrender. Might as well have skated off the ice and forfeited the game. Refusing to answer questions is a slap in the face to the fans. Quitting on a hockey team is grounds for dismissal. But who would dismiss him? The Stealth, who created this dysfunctional group? The Absentee Owner, who knows as much about hockey as I know about stock derivatives.

So go to the last game of the season, hopefully, and boo the coach, ask for the termination of the Stealth GM and don't spend any money on the concessions. Cut off the money supply and maybe, just maybe, we will get some real management changes. Maybe!

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  • Section 335 said...

    Yes, it really is over. It was over back in February. Why? Because this is a team that cannot rise to the occasion.

    The Flyers needed to beat Detroit, so they did.

    The Bruins needed a point from the Caps in Washington, so they got it.

    We needed a point in Buffalo, ...

  • jb said...

    Torts is like a poker player, who is always playing on "Tilt."

    Tilt is a poker term for a state of mental confusion or frustration in which a player adopts a less than optimal strategy, usually resulting in the player becoming over-aggressive.

    If you play poker, you love to play these guys, because you get to take all their money. Torts is fast losing all his chips. The removal of Henke was like a very large raise with him holding a 2-3 off-suited. He's now down to his last couple chips with the cards running cold.

  • mike said...

    Section 335-I was speaking mathamatically. You are correct. It is basically over.

  • mike said...

    jb-You think he has an Ace up his sleeve?