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The New York Rangers Are Developing A “Pack Mentality”

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

A pack mentality has developed under David Quinn and it has been in force since the coach reprimanded his team in the wake of the same-old, same-old in the exhibition opener at New Jersey, in which no one answered Eric Gryba’s concussion-inducing headshot against Boo Nieves.

This all-for-one, one-for-all approach is not only in stark contrast to the bygone era under Alain Vigneault in which the Rangers turned more cheeks than a prison guard conducting strip searches, it is all but antithetical to the franchise’s historical pedigree. That is why it is so welcome....

Historically, the Rangers have worn white gloves to the party while opponents called Bobby Orr and the Animals and Broad Street Bullies have slipped into their brass knuckles. A pair of Cups got away in the early ’70s, and the one identifying incident with which Emile Francis’ teams have to live with forever is the Dale Rolfe-Dave Schultz bout in Game 7 of the 1974 semis in Philadelphia.

And, boy, does that irk those players no end.


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