New York Rangers Continue To Struggle: What Do They Do Now?

February 9th, 2011 by Russell McKenzie Leave a reply »
It should be a good thing.

This is the time of year that, if you've been bitten by the injury bug, you want to get your best players back healthy for the push to the playoffs.  As a coach, you have to admire how well your team has fought through the period of time when you could look down the roster and count as many as nine of your players on injured reserve.  You have to feel a deep sense of relief that the boys who got you here are trickling back to take regular shifts again.

Yet, the Rangers seem to lose as much as they gain.

Going into Friday's game against the Atlanta Thrashers, these Rangers have lost five in a row, during which they have gone 1-for-36 on the power play.  This is a stark contrast to the team that, just two months ago, was vaunted as an incredibly hard team to play against.

That's not to say that these Rangers have abandoned their hard-working, blue collar mentality. If anything, they have stayed the course.  However, there are a few mechanical issues that are holding the Rangers back.

In the last two games, as hard as they fought, they seemed to have difficulty capitalizing on ea ...

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