Okay, so I got a little angry and emotional after last night’s game. I cry when I read Yeats. So sue me, sue me what can you do me. Despite the fact that the clocks went backÂ last night, I got a little less sleep then usual. I haven’t been getting more then six hours a night lately. I had been chalking it up to my advancing dotage. However last night’s tossing and turning was because of the Rangers.
How much longer can the Rangers go on without having a consistent powerplay? After being embarrassed and demoralized by the Leafs, this team has to wake up and start moving their feet and taking more shots with the man advantage. After last night debacle, other teams are now going to try and run the Rangers into the ground in the third period. They will take liberties because they now know if they do get penalized, it probably wonâ€™t cost them.
Through 14 games, the Rangers have 8 goals on 91 powerplay opportunities. 7 of those 91 powerplays were with a 2 man advantage. And, the Rangers lead the league in shorthanded goals allowed (3). You do the math. Thems ain’t good percentages folks. I was a history major and an english minor. I can write. I canÂ do research. I just can’t extrapolate. That’s why we have the HockeyRodent. He tells me his RealStats will be up RealSoon.
I guess Perry Pearn isn’t completely responsible for this state of affairs butÂ maybe he needs to go. The Rangers need to get someone in there with new ideas who can reach these players and turn this around.
A bag of pucks to anyone who can pick out the thinly veiled lyrics to two Broadway musicals contained herein.