Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Rangers Watch: PIT 4, NYR 1

I'm too cheap to pay the extra $10 a month to get Versus, so I missed last night's game. As I can't really comment on Evengi Malkin's hat trick or the Rangers inability to pick up the trailer resulting in the crafty Penguin's second goal, but suffice it to say the Rangers aren't on the cusp of a turnaround.
"You can have some tough luck around the other team's net and not score and be snake-bitten," said Ranger coach Tom Renney. "I feel we weren't destined for one tonight."
Just about every article had the above quote. Does Renney ever get angry? The fans do. It's admirable he tries to deflect criticism off of his charges, but sometimes you need to go a little John Tortella to keep the players accountable. Something has to change, that's for sure. Even Cujo believes he has a better shot at the Cup elsewhere. It's telling when a goalie would rather play under Iron Mike, who's known for playing mind games with netminders.

Update: Amen, Larry Brooks. Completely agreed.

Recaps: Y!/AP, TSN Broadband



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