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Seven games. I thought 6, maybe even 5. Coulda been that way if the Rangers played the way they have, fast in on the D, pressure, then turnovers, on a more steady basis. You saw periods where the Rangers OWNED the ice. Mason, a serviceable goalie, not on the level of Hank, but serviceable. He kept the Flyers in the series, let alone games 2, 4, and 6, and kept the score from ballooning out of control in the games the blueshirts won. Now, we will get to shoot on Fluery. Fluery…..the inconsistent. In the Columbus series he let in some stinkers. Let’s hope that continues. Columbus gave them fits. We have a similar team. Enough said. They have superstars Syndey and Malkin…..We have Nash (who HAS to break out of his playoff malaise sooner or later) and St. Louis and Richards. Not worried there. Our D is just as quick, and a bit better defensively. Strahlman was a beast in game seven v. Philly. Big Mac might have to be a little bit better than he was in the Philly series. Girardi steady as always. Staal the same. Need to get some offense out of the back 6, as we have all year. PP will come around, PK good as usual. I would like to pick Rangers in 6, but we all know, they like to make life difficult for all of us fans, so it’ll probably go seven.
Been on hiatus for quite some time. Glad to be back, and at just the right time. Playoff time. Better than Christmas morning, better than the 4th of July, better than almost anything…..playoff hockey. After a night of nail biting, screaming into pillows, and throwing various objects (that I could without causing concern for my wife and kids), we are now standing on the precipice that is the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 16 started, 8 are left. In the East we have Boston v. Montreal (which hopefully goes seven games with a bunch of OT), and the Blueshirts get to dance with Syndey (spelled like that on purpose for obvious reasons to Ranger fans). The West has Kings v. Ducks, and Minny v. Chicago. All good matchups, Let the games begin….again.
Whew! Only one game without Cally. JT Miller sent down so Fast could get more time to audition.
Rangers lose to the Coyotes 4-1. Nash fought. Let’s hope both of these things don’t happen on a regular basis.
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Site has been revamped, and updated. There is a new section called “Drop the Gloves 2013-2014″ that will be just fights from this season. All older fights have been moved to “Drop the Gloves Up to 2012″.
Two games, 2 in the hole. Heck the islanders are above us in the standings. Well, at least we can take solace in the fact that we were 0-3 after three last year. Right? Can we?
Well, well, well, what have we here….an abbreviated 48 game season. I’ll take a 48 game season over no season anytime. Click below for full sched. First stop is Boston, on the 19th!
Ahhhhh. Nothing better then a game 7, especially if we get the “W”. If the Rangers can put together a solid 60 minutes (or more if OT comes a knockin), then we march on into the second round of this years playoffs. And, if we do march on, we have the Washington Capitals waiting in the wings. As the old cliche goes….we can’t look ahead past today’s game though. As a fan , you have to have confidence in this team, that was almost a President’s Trophy winner. That we are playing a seventh game against Ottawa really isn’t a surprise…that team was the worst possible match up for the blue shirts. As long as the officials don’t allow penalty kicks or yellow card anyone, we should do OK, better than OK, we will win. We have a solid team. We are at MSG….OUR HOUSE! Bring it!
(This is in no way to be perceived as cockiness….but confidence)
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Ottawa Citizen – Senators believe this Game 7 will be different
Ottawa Sun – Sens need to make Game 7 history