It was a long, disappointing trip for the Rangers to start the season, but the win in Detroit has given the team and its fans some much needed optimism going into the home opener tonight against the Canadiens.
...i'm hoping the Rangers look at tonight's home opener as a fresh start to the season for them. No looking back. The road to the Stanley Cup is in front of them. Tonight offers this team another clean slate. Let's hope they finally decide to grab it.
...last year, the Capitals with a new coach, implementing a new system started the season 2-8-1 and were still able to win their division in a 48-game schedule. So, if there's any Rangers fan who thinks this season is already over despite having 73 games remaining is sorely mistaken. It all starts tonight!
Pic via Rangers Instagram.
Anisimov got leveled last night... thats a big boy hit
WE WANT THE CUP! WE WANT THE CUP! WE WANT THE CUP! WE WANT THE CUP! WE WANT THE CUP! WE WANT THE CUP! WE WANT THE CUP! WE WANT THE CUP! WE WANT THE CUP! WE WANT THE CUP! WE WANT THE CUP! WE WANT THE CUP!
OPTIMISM RUNNING HIGH ON THE BLOG!!! LETS DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!
Kevin ... Right there with you with the Capitals comparison ... The only fact that makes me think it's not possible is that the Caps star (Ovechinkin) took off and I just don't have the same confidence our start (Nash) can/will do the same. Regardless .... LGR!
Amen Kevin, goal#1 get to 500 then we go from there not easy winning when 3 of ur top 6 forwards are out. Get to 500 get cally back hopefully Nash at some point. Others need to step up and those that needed to did in Detroit. Here's to being a dominant home team.
Love the positive analogy. Can't wait to see Ranger blue jerseys tonight. LGR! Good job picking up Vanek Sather You suck!
@Trade DelZotto+Girardi4E.Kane He's already had what 2 concussions in the past year? Hope AA starts keeping his head up
@AnnoyingJoe don't forget who they got. Solid proven goal scorer in Vanek. watch out they just might be a real hockey team this year.
@TruBluEsp We don't need Nash. We have Pyatt.
@omnishambles2013 Metropolitan Division isn't that much better other than the Penguins.
@messier So you would be ok trading a 30 goal scorer, a 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick for a player who will be a free agent after the year?
@messier Rangers couldn't afford Vanek.
They traded a 30goal scorer for a what, 40 goal scorer? So they traded a 1st and 2nd pick for 10goals per year. Yikes.
You are right and I wouldn't make the deal but would be nice to hear Sather at least talked to Buffalo instead of having conversations with Vinny Pros pal!
He ain't happy, guaranteed. Well, u don't have the level of futility they've had over the past two decades because of great management.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Absolutely awful trade. And don't forget the chemistry Tavares had with Moulson. Would love to hear his thoughts on the move.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG What's surprising to me is that they are not looking for a goalie instead of giving away draft pics for a player similar to Moulson!
I agree. this I a terrible trade for the isles. they got freaking fleeced!!! if the Sabres got that for vanek imagine what we could get for Hank if the contract talks ever go sour.
@messier I'll give you that but Sather is not the type of GM to make panic moves. Don't get me wrong ... I've wanted Sather gone for a few years now.