At the end of the day, I know one thing...we have to improve. I've said in all my articles that the keys to winning are youth and chemistry. Artem, shown above, has played above many of our expectations. As has Del Zotto, Gilroy and Parenteau. Others have played terribly.
Choices have to be made. EVERY YEAR it seems that we go through massive turnover. Do I agree with that being a solid philosophy? Of course not...chemistry can never be made. What I do think needs to happen, is the Rangers have to clear out the deadwood. Anisimov plays better...you elevate him and bench Higgins. What's the problem with that? Wasn't that Torts' way?
I know, according to Micheletti, that Sather's been burning the phone lines...but then how come a kid like TJ Hensick is allowed to pass through wavers?
I say let's play our youth and go with that. If we miss the playoffs, then we miss the playoffs. But at least our team has grown together.
Gomez wasn't the answer, and it seems like neither is Chris Drury. Sadly, we seem to be stuck with them. We had some of our most enjoyable seasons, after Sather purged the Rangers right before the lockout. Quebec played terrible for a few years, and then they became the monster that was the mid 90's Avalanche.
Detroit also was nothing special in the 80's, and then dominated the next 15 years. Give the youth a chance...teach them how to play CONSISTENT hockey, and let's grow from there.