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The New York Rangers Need To Find Their Game

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

“I’m not quite sure we have the personnel to play the type of game I’d like to play, which is more offensive-oriented,” the new coach said after the Blueshirts had been limited to one goal (or less) for the 12th time in 32 games. “It’s a challenge scoring goals — I’m not saying we won’t get there — but right now it’s a big challenge, so we have to be [more] defense-minded.

“My job is to coach, analyze the personnel we have and put a system in place that best suits them,” he said. “That’s what I’m trying to do now.”

The Rangers have no identifiable characteristic. Their work ethic was somewhat better in this one, but not exemplary.

“At the end of the day, the job wasn’t done,” said Rick Nash, who got the lone Rangers’ goal. “We all know what we have to do, but we need to do it with more desperation.

“We weren’t good enough to get the job done.”

They’re not especially skilled and they don’t have the size or strength to impose their physical will on anyone. Their search for a post-Tortorella identity has been fruitless thus far.

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