...really nothing more for Torts to say there. That game was ugly in every sense of the word.
Here's the players' reaction...
...is it me or do these guys look completely confused and lost in these interviews. Hopefully they're able to snap out of it before Thursday night's game.
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While i was talking to Joe Michaletti last night about the game he said the same thing. Just a lousy game. Full of flat feet and icings. And for us to loose it was just obsurd. It felt like no one could get excited. A fight would have been nice but we had nothing.
@TheNYRBlog Once again Torts has the team unprepared Can't play along the wall and generate offense, you have to dominate middle of the ice.
Something struck me last night about the power play, nothing earth-shattering, but a fundamental perspective: it seems like the philosophy is "OK, we have 2 minutes to make something happen," and they set up and try to make something pretty. Maybe the coaches should emphasize some urgency - rev things up and try to capitalize on the man advantage ASAP as if the clock was always running out...isn't speed one of the team's strengths? Funny, but the PP goals they have scored recently fit that mold...letting the other team set up their D and making our fast guys stationary sacrifices the strengths of the team's best players - speed and creativity.
@TheNYRBlog Very frustrating being a Rangers fan right now. Had to turn the game off after the 2nd period. They better get this fixed fast.
Flu? I don't want to make excuses for them but if they look dazed and tired on top of playing that way, it is going around a lot of teams...
Seemed to me like Prust looked more versatile then even when he was a Ranger and definitely added some offense to his game. As for the Rangers it scares me that Rick Nash was supposed to be the final piece and now it looks like the team relays on him....
@MiddleSwine @TheNYRBlog 2 weak goals? 2nd goal he allowed was a centering pass with 2 Habs players were in front with 0 defense
@slapshot13j He definitely looked good last night. He said Montreal has given him more responsibilities. More than just a fighter now.
@jfbannister @TheNYRBlog @BC19dood the second goal was shot FROM HIS CREASE. Maybe if he was in position he could have stopped it.
@MiddleSwine I am saying as a goalie you play the puck -- which was near post before a centering pass which was tipped. The D needs to help
@jfbannister @TheNYRBlog @BC19dood You're saying that a goalie that let the puck in was where he should have been. Think about that.
@MiddleSwine @TheNYRBlog @BC19dood It was a centering pass, and Galchenyuk tipped. Hank was where he should've been -- protecting near post.