Sat NYR 3, Bruins 2
Sun NYR 3, Devils 1
Are you as stunned as I am? This weekend the New York Rangers treated us to some of the hardest working and hardest hitting hockey we've seen all season; all this without Marian Gaborik, Vinny Prospal and Chris Drury, all out on injured reserve.
We may now be witness to the realization of the Utopian John Tortorella system and the kids are listening while the overpaid watch on the sidelines. With these kind of results, what is a coach to do when your injured are feeling better? Play Gaborik, sit Prospal & Drury? I'm just sayin....
|Ryan Callahan has been kicking ass the last 3 games|
I couldn't be more thrilled and we'll get to more on the games after this Kovie update:
Kovalchuck, in the first season of a 15-year, $100 million deal, returned tonight to New Jersey's lineup against the Rangers a night after he was benched by coach John MacLean for undisclosed reasons. The NJ Devils proceeded to lose to Buffalo 6-1.Okay, so let's back up and read that again.
Trouble in paradise NJ Devil's GM Louie Laminated? Karma catching up to you 'ya salary cap dodger?' Did the bionic $100 million dollar man have words with Devil's coach McLean before the game? Perhaps Kovie is blaming everyone else around him for the Devils slumping season -- or perhaps the rest of the team is pissed that he was paid circles around what they're making? I simply love this. This is picturesque. This will continue to be a problem for the Devils. So much Devils talk for a Rangers blog, but this small digression absolutely has everything to do with the Rangers...
...because we won tonight. Even more than that, we controlled them tonight.
Those last 30 seconds of defensive hockey were awesome. Thrilling, adrenaline inducing and proud moments for a fan.
The King Henrik is back with Prince Biron at his side.
We all acknowledge it's early in the season - the Rangers sit in 6th place in the Eastern Conference (NJ is 15th) but it is this crucial time that a team develops the chemistry necessary to pound through another 75 or more season games together.
Things are looking up for this young Rangers team and, for the moment, we are proud fans and proud devotees of this very special Original Six franchise.
Let's Go Rangers and see you Wednesday against The Thrashers.
|Always A Favorite Picture of Mine....he he eh eh MAAHHHHH-TY|