On A Clear Day…

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 back 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 won’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 can 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 but 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.

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  1. The quote ‘so sue me, what can you do me’, is from ‘Guys and Dolls’.

    The quote ‘I cry when I read Yeats’, I’m not sure. Is it from ‘My Fair Lady’?

  2. Hi FFNY,

    “On a clear day,rise and look around you and you’ll see who you are. On a clear day how it will astound you that the glow of your being outshines every star. You’ll feel part of every mountain, sea and shore. You can hear from far and near a world you never heard before. And on a clear day, on that clear day, you can see forever and ever and ever more.”

    from “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” starring John Cullum, Barbara Harris and William Daniels (November 1965/280 performances)

  3. PS. Guys and Dolls is correct. One of my favorite shows.

  4. Guys and Dolls was our senior play in high school. So I practically have the entire script memorized! :)

  5. FFNY

    Unfortunately, this is always the case. Because of our television culture, theatre has suffered. If it weren’t for the great Hollywood Musical, most Americans would have no idea about a true American art form, musical theatre.

    Most people only know the plays from their high school days. Look at the popularity of the High School Musical series of films.

    I performed in three musicals in high school, Oliver, The Music Man and the Sound of Music. They are by Lionel Bart, Meredith Wilson and Rogers and Hammerstein. From this I learned about the works of Frank Loesser, Lerner and Loew, Sondheim, Jerry Herman, etc.

    I am not particularly fond of the Machintosh/Lloyd Weber works. They are operettas to me, not Broadway Musicals.

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