Tuesday, December 15, 2009
48 shots, 2 goals, and another loss (although it was in a shoot out) for the New York Rangers. I hate to beat a dead horse here, but I’m going to anyways. I’ve heard it from all angles now, “Get rid of Slats”, “Fire Torts”, “Lundqvist needs to play better”, “Get rid of the big salaries”, etc. one can debate and argue about all of the above. There’s no question about it. I’ve got absolutely no problem hearing an listening to passionate, hardcore Rangers fans. It’s your inherit right to assess and gripe about your beloved team.
Now, when I say I’m gonna beat a dead horse- here it is. It’s going to sound much like my previous blog entry! Scoring is a state of mind. To score, you have to be relentless and bear down with all you can- period. I did not see this last night and I have not seen it in quite a while. It’s ridiculous to lay blame at management’s feet. Management doesn’t put on a jockstrap, skate, or shoot. More importantly, management does not score for you. We can debate the players that have been brought in forever (and I know you all will) but how’s this? 88 goals for, 96 goals against. Not very good!
You can do the math anyway that you wish and it still stays the same. This, again, is a players only problem that was created by players and only players can solve it! With back-to-back games coming up against the rival Islanders, it’s critical that the Rangers find that elusive scoring touch that has yet again gone missing in action. If not, well, you know…
Sorry if I bored you with this one, but it truly fits (again). 48 shots and only 2 goals? Ugh! Over and out!