|F*** you Bobby McFerrin!|
With only 16 games left, the Blueshirts are trying to hold on. After their terrible loss to the Minnesota Wild last night, the Rangers dropped to eighth place behind Carolina on Thursday and hold only a two-point edge over Buffalo, which has played three fewer games. This makes three losses in a row at home. The Rangers were/are sluggish and only scored once in the first period, thanks to Sean Avery - his first since early January. The only potential reason to be happy is not having to pay for the playoff tickets, as it is becoming more clear that even if we do grab the 7th or 8th slot, it is likely to be a first-round only series against either Philadelphia, Boston or Tampa Bay -- teams we generally don't beat.
Official recap here.
It is quite depressing to think that the bottom-feeders New Jersey Devils or the Toronto Maple Leafs very likely could take one of the last playoff slots this season, as both teams are playing great hockey. The playoff hopes will now be determined by wins and wins only, and Blueshirt fans are left scratching our heads screaming, "WTF???"
Tonight against the Senators is crucial as a win could/would build some confidence heading into a matchup against the Eastern Conference leading Flyers on Sunday on national television. That should be a special game.
Not much else to say, Rangers fans, but I would like ask, "Why is it that we torture ourselves year in, year out?"