...love these "Because it's the Cup" commercials.
...i will be posting as many Rangers playoff pump-up videos as I can. If you create or see any definitely e-mail them to me.
Islanders lose in a shootout.... we need 1 point to avoid the 8th seed. Hank has to play tomorrow.. I think Torts knows this, we need at least a point tomorrow to avoid Pittsburgh
So Who do we want to face in the first round? My vote is Boston. The Pens owned us for much of the season and they became even better / deeper at the trade deadline. Crosby likely to return any day.
Washington is Red HOT and Ovie has found his touch and historically has given Hank problems. This coupled with the fact that we do not have Staal to shut him down. Finally (correct me here) I think we lost to the caps in the playoffs the last 2 times we faced them.
Boston would be a tight checking low scoring shot blocking affair that I think we could win - if in fact we remember how to play defense and not over-pursue the dam puck in the offensive and neutral zones.
So I say let's stay right where we are and face the B's
(Also I love their play by play guys!)
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Coming home next sunday... hopefully we get the wednesday game, and I am back in time for Game 3.... I am so ready for playoff hockey at the Garden... there is nothing better. And its a new season, we have the same chance has any other team (Yea even Pittsburgh). Goliath's fall.... I believe! LGR
Love it. Thank god they didn't put any banjo in it like the latest "general" Because it's the Cup ad - that one is an abomination.
@Josh6 As far as the Pens go, after the trade they were 1-1 vs. (6-1 W, 2-1 SO loss), and yeah, I know it was without Crosby - gotta have some confidence though. Playoffs are a whole 'nother story...
@Josh6 You know what? Give Hank a rest - PIT, BOS, MON, whoever... if this team doesn't play their system they're out no matter who they face in round 1. Lundqvist could use a short break after the last 14 games to go deep into the playoffs.
@chrisD where were you last year? When we beat the caps in the second round? No way do I want to play Boston or Pitt. I would rank it in this order in terms of who I would like to play first. Washington, Montreal, Boston, Pittsburgh
@Josh6 That's a great video!
@DPSnotty Hank wants to play every game... I dont think this one game will make that big of a difference in terms of his play in the playoffs.... but it will if we get the 6 or 7 seed, and we dont have to deal with Pitt, who is a juggernaut in the East. And yea they did not have Crosby... who has 59 points in 43 games against us...
@Josh6 @chrisD asleep - you're right I completely forgot about that. Still without staal to Shut Down Ovie - Washington is scary. One of the hottest teams coming into the playoffs.
@Josh6 @chrisD My vote, Montreal 1st choice. They've limped into the post season and house of horrors has no power in playoffs. Washington 2nd choice, Pitts. 3rd (yeah they are downright scary when Sid and the other boys are back but they have a huge variable, that being Cybil Fluery) and Boston would be the toughest team to face in the 1st round with no clowe, no Dorsett and no Boyle. They are tough, physical 2 way team with outstanding goal tending.