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Rangers Need To Win Two In A Row

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

History, however, is not the biggest obstacle the Rangers have to overcome. That, instead, would be the present reality of trying to win consecutive games with effectively a half-dozen functioning forwards, none of whom named Rick Nash or Brad Richards.

Nash had another tough one, the winger a non-factor until he created a scoring chance with a rush to the net a half-minute before the Caps won it.

“I don’t know if it’s frustrating, but it’s not a good thing when you can’t help the team to win and do what you want to do out there,” said No. 61, who had two shots in OT after going through regulation with only one blocked attempt. “I just have to work myself out of this slump.”

But Nash isn’t the biggest worry. Richards is. The center, who had seemed to snap out of season-long distress with a representative final week, has backslid into a quagmire.


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Last season and this season I’ve been saying the same thing with regard to the “Ranger NON POWER PLAY”
First, Torts and Sullivan are playing Richards at the point. Someone, tell me how many goals BR has scored from the point since he has been a Ranger… 1 or 2, if that. Most if not all his goals are scored down low. Richards may have been great at that 9 yrs ago,  but he sucks at the point…and I’m being kind.
The coaching staff has Nash playing midway on the wall….is that Nash’s forte,
hell no. 
The opposition knows where they’ll be.  In order to be successful on the power play or even strength getting the opposition out of position is essential. Due to the coaching staffs placement of the Ranger key players they end up send TELEGRAMS to the opposition.
Einstien is quoted as saying the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome. GET THE PICTURE. IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE..
The long and short of this is Torts, Sullivan and Richards have to go.  The latter by trade, if Slats can work his magic, or the buyout route,  They will go no place
unless these changes are made.
Don’t get me werong Torts and Sullivsan may be very good in certain aspects of the game, but during the seaon and especially in the playoffs the power play has to be much, much better.

Posted by howiehockey on 05/11/13 at 04:28 PM ET

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