Wednesday, December 2, 2009

J_Undisputed Solves The New York Rangers Dilemma

Games 2-9 shows what this roster can do when everyone's motivated and roster spots are not guranteed. Anyone notice that right after the roster was set is when everything started to fall apart. Del-zo was here to stay, Semenov's wife crushed his dreams, Gilroy was a sure thing to make the team. Dubi got his money and was never put too far from the first line center spot. Voros was the odd man out most nights. None expected much out of Higgins and his slump was just a series of bad bounces at that point. The options became limited and reporters kept pushing the human side of it. Everyone gets along and hangs out and is binded by their the opinion that Lisin can't sing. We have a New York Team and a Coach with a NY attitude whos finally gonna straighten these f*ckers out!.. blah blah blah.

Then everyone settled in for their long winters nap... content their position was secure. This team needs a swift kick in the balls (because a kick in the @$$ aint doing it). Maybe hitting this team where it hurts and making them earn their money will get everyone's attention and break up this encore of cumbaya by the campfire girls.

A Few things:
- I think we need to go back to practices without pucks. This team is so focused on the puck they race to get to it only to turn away from the hit and lose it or make a rushed "hot potato" pass that becomes an instant turn over. Ok Bobby Clark was a tool, but he had a point when he said "“We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.”

- If I had been at that game in Pittsburgh, I think after Cally dropped 'em with cook, I would have hopped the glass behind the bench, Ripped the "C" from Drury's chest and handed it to Cally. The the mere fact that he knew what was called for, stepped up even though its out of his comfort zone and did it says more than anyone else has (sans Gaborik) in the past few games.

The d-system is a friggin nightmare now. Where the hell is Schoeny. The last 3 games have been absolute nightmares with D-men switching off at the worst possible time. Stay in your freakin lane and let our captain, or any other limp d*ck forwards, hustle back and pick up the man. It won't happen because we spend too much time letting our forwards cruise deep behind the net and work the puck around the damn boards when because theyre afraid to take the training wheels off and play the puck in open ice. Half the reason Gaborik is the one scoring all the goals is because hes on the right side of the freakin net.

For a team that's weak on D, and don't like the physical play, we spend too much time bullsh*tting along boards, keeping our forwards too deep to help out on the backcheck and sending open invitations to be run by any knuckle dragger looking to land a good helmet-popper. I agree that we have too many damn cap problems for then number of kids we have in the rebuild. Even without buying power, I think we either need to:

Skate better; pass crisper and get back to being in better condition that the other teams. (Gaborik, Parentau)


Suck it up, get used to taking the abuse and start dishing it out and buying ourself enough time with the puck to do the right things; Go right to the net and scrap for the dirty goals. Stand up for our goalie while we're at it. (Avery,Callahan, Prospal, even Brashear is having some success with it)

...because this in between, mousey bullsh*t (Everyone else) is getting on my nerves.



  1. Do you seriously need to spell it bullsh*t? If you are going to use the word, then spell it out. We are all adults here.

  2. I think we should start a campaign. Everyone should print out 3 copies of this post and the one previous, fold them up, stick them in 3 envelopes, and send 1 to Torts, 1 to Sather, and 1 to Drury.

    It probably wouldn't do any good. But I think I might feel better to know that they know, and to know that they know that we know they know.

  3. Anonymous,
    Trust me, I don't like it anymore than you to have to go back and comb my post and censoring expletives. It's not a policy imposed by the Dark One, but I do it for the sake of any kids reading. How old were you when you first started watching the team, I know I was about 5...
    We live in a different age and time now, but as long I'm writing for a public page, I try to consider disgruntled ranger fans of all ages.


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