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Why Not The Rangers?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Two days before the Rangers opened the first round against Philadelphia, Brad Richards recounted a team meeting during which The King was as vocal as anyone.

“Hank was saying, ‘Why not us?’ ” Richards told The Post. “ ‘Why can’t we be the ones to win the Stanley Cup?’ ”

Two rounds and two Game 7 victories later, the second of which came by a 2-1 score over the Penguins on Tuesday to cap the greatest postseason comeback in franchise history, there does not seem to be a reason why not.

There does not seem to be a reason why the proud, resilient and resurgent Rangers — who have advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the second time in the last three years where they will face either the Bruins or Canadiens — cannot become the first team in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup after playing 14 games through the first two rounds of the tournament.

Well, reasons might lurk in Boston, Montreal, Anaheim, Los Angeles and Chicago, but let’s not be so quick to rain on the parade.


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