Sunday, January 18, 2009

Nothing Left In The Tank

The Rangers must have left whatever it was of hockey in Chicago, because there was nothing of hockey played by them today in Pittsburgh. Looking at it reminded me of watching an exhibition game. There was no there there. Three game winning streak gone. The three goals against them was the most in five games but that wasn't the problem. There was no offense. There wasn't even a serious threat. The Rangers drew two power plays, I don't know how and did nada. Pittsburgh was 1-5 on the PP but that wasn't the killer. The killer was that on a big game on the Nobody But Crosby television network the Rangers were an embarrassment. The Rangers took seven out of ten points on this trip by scoring 6 goals in 5 games. How long do you think that will last? Now may be the time to start looking at guys who may be available like Vinnie Lecavalier and Ilya Kovalcuk, who both seem to out worn their welcomes in their cities. Pull the trigger on some trades to get these guys. Forget the nonsense of the wonderful chemistry that exists on this team. If not we will get the fool's gold of the 2-1 wins against the dregs and collapse against the rest of the NHL. What a wasteful Sunday afternoon.

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  • Anonymous said...

    I agree with the trades...go after these guys. Trade anyone and any number of picks that Sather will only waste. I say only the King, Stahl and Nik Z are untouchable. Thoughts?

  • jb said...

    I would add Dubinsky, Callahan and Orr to your list of untouchables.

    I like the term "Fool's Gold" for this strategy of getting points in 2-1 games against lower level teams. It is a completely worthless strategy when you have to compete with real contenders.

    It's only good for getting into the playoffs and saving Renney/Sather for another go around next season.

  • Anonymous said...

    Hey, you run a great blog over here. I am a huge Ranger fan and also created a blog about a week ago, myself.

    Nice to meet you!

  • Anonymous said...

    Rumours are that Prucha and Korpiskosky are both out tonight(?). I guess the one step forward was getting him back into the lineup for at least multiple games in a row. Hope tonight doesn't turn out to be the two steps back. Unless, somehow Voros has been turned around a full 180 degrees. I doubt it. More tinkering from Tom.

  • mike said...

    NYRBlooger-Just tell it like it is and good luck! I'll have jb link you up.

  • mike said...

    blow-me-down-Yeah! Prucha is in the revolving door of clueless. It's obvious that he doesn't want Prucha on the team though he mouths otherwise. The man is a phoney.

  • Anonymous said...

    Mike, thanks a lot, I greatly Appreciate It!!!

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