Yesterday was the day, the day for New York Rangers fans to vent their frustrations and angers at yet another lackluster season due to the front office ways of the organization.
But first let's give credit to the organizer of “The Fire Glen Sather Rally” yesterday, Mike Zippo.
Zippo has had enough of watching seasons that are basically wasting his time, along with other Rangers fans, while the cash flow continues to mount up against the organization. There is a saying, at least for the Yankees, that money buys championships.
In hockey, that couldn't be the farthest from the truth.
Hundreds of fans turned out, holding up signs and of course being the true New Yorkers they are, being extremely loud to get their points across. The fans of the New York Rangers have had enough—enough of the free spending by Glen Sather, or bringing in talentless players way past their primes, or signing a player who couldn't even cut it on the worst team in hockey.
But when are the Rangers fans going to actually get smart about this and do the logical thing?
The rally happened and guess who is still the general manager of our Blueshirts today? You got it right, the man who is sitting in his office right now with his feet up on the desk and a cigar hanging from his mouth who never even does an interview for hockey outlets and even the teams home outlet Madison Square Garden Network.
Are you shocked that the rally had no effect? I'm not.
It's time to do the logical thing, Rangers fans. You can scream out your chants all you want at the games, start rallies, sign petitions, and even make a web page, but it's not going to yield any type of results.
It all starts with a wallet. Yes, a wallet. Effect their pockets and changes will happen.
The organization is loving this because even bad publicity from the fans is good publicity for hockey. It's getting the sport into a limelight they rarely ever see.
Keep buying tickets and spending money at the arena and they will keep putting out this brand of terrible hockey because they feel the fans are okay with fighting for the playoffs and exiting after the first round.
I, for one, am definitely not happy with this brand of hockey which is why I have yet to go to a game this year and I won't until changes are made.
Sather does not know how to put together a winning hockey club. This is not 1980s hockey. It is 2010 and with the rule changes the game of hockey also changed. It became faster, but also a tad bit weaker.
No money being made will equal to changes being made.
But money being made, and a lot of it, will equal to absolutely no changes being made. And of course, the same brand of hockey being put out on that Garden Ice that you, the fans, keep paying to see.
Get a clue, stop paying to see it.
Stay home from the next game, don't even open your wallet to buy a ticket and you will see how fast theirs close.
Jonathan Ragus is an analyst for MVP Gotham. You can read more of his New York Rangers content at MVP GOTHAM