A New Day Dawning for the Rangers?

December 23rd, 2009 by Hot Stove New York Leave a reply »
After John Tortorella’s tirade heard round the world last Wednesday night, the Rangers have won three straight games. “No entitlement” is the new philosophy in Ranger Land.

The first step was to scratch Wade Redden for two games. He took it like a man. Well, actually he didn’t. He took it like a four-year-old. “Why am I being singled out?” was his response. The answer is: You’re not being singled out; you stink. Ales Kotalik was also scratched, and Chris Drury was demoted to the fourth line. It’s a brand new world for the Blueshirts. Maybe Madison Square Garden won’t be a graveyard for the rich and lazy anymore.

On the surface, all the moves seemed to work, with the Rangers not having lost since the coach’s outburst. But the first two games were won thanks to the brilliance of Henrik Lundqvist. The team played solidly all-around in Monday’s game against Carolina, though. And all three games were against subpar opponents, so it’s hard to get too excited yet.

But a fresh attitude around the Rangers is needed. Hold veterans accountable? Let the youth play, even if that means some bumps in the ...

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