Why The Rangers Seven-Game Winning Streak Was a Fluke
Say what you want; the Rangers are no high-caliber offensive team. Even with John Tortorella behind the bench. But that's exactly what they were only three weeks ago, right after a 7-gaming winning streak, on top with 4.0 GFPG.
Yeah, right around the time when New York was screaming for Michael Del Zotto, Vinny Prospal, Marian Gaborik, Brandon Dubinsky .. all the hot Rangers. Where are they now? Reality. Back in ranger land. OK--maybe not Gaborik, he's just ridiculous. It's all part of how we have to act as Ranger fans, and just ready ourself for disappointment.
Did you honestly expect them to keep it up? I didn't. After all, the Rangers started off the season very hot last year only to fall sky-high into .500 territory with a struggle to get into the playoffs and going nowhere while there.
But here we are, 20 games into the season, with an 11-8-1 record. Not special. But not bad either.
And without any game changers besides Gaborik. Lundqvist? Arguably. He hasn't been able to steal a game, and that's what he needs to do for us sometimes. Though the added of pressure of never being able to have your team consistently score must be annoying.
The team is chalked full of players who are past their prime, overhyped, or just simply not any good. Either that or the coach is pushing the wrong buttons. Think it's a little bit of both, personally.
Since that 7 game winning streak, they've scored over 3 goals only 3 times in 12 games. And a total of 28 in 13 games. Whoa. Sounds more like the Rangers to me.
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