New York Rangers Futile Offseason Moves Lead to Another Wasted Season

April 12th, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »
Surely, most New York Rangers fans can vividly recall the excitement surrounding the team last summer. Not only was Glen Sather able to cleverly unload the bloated contract of Scott Gomez (thanks again, Bob Gainey), but they were also able to sign a bona fide superstar offensive player in Marian Gaborik. It seemed, to the untrained eye at least, that things were finally starting to change for the better at Madison Square Garden.

A day after the Rangers returned to their all-too-familiar April stomping grounds (any of the various beautiful golf courses this world has to offer), however, we have to be thinking: what went wrong? After all, in trading Gomez and acquiring Gaborik, this team really made quite a coup. Such a swap improved the team dramatically, there’s no denying that.

Yet, despite such a great deal, this 2009-10 Ranger team failed to qualify for the playoffs. Even last year’s team, lousy as they were, managed that feat. Sure, we can (and will) discuss and debate the successes and failures of John Tortorella in his first full season behind the bench with the Rangers. We can (and will) complain (rightf ...

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