Slip Slidin’ Away: Trouble In Rangers Country

December 11th, 2009 by Russell McKenzie Leave a reply »
"We're workin' our jobs, collect our pay

Believe we're gliding down the highway,

when in fact we're slip sliding away"  - Simon & Garfunkel

The more things change, the more they remain the same.  Let me know if you've heard this one before.  The Rangers, after an amazing start to their season, have cooled off.

After having no real issues on offense, they now find themselves struggling to find the back of the net.  However, there are two players that remain consistently breathtaking night after night.  One is Henrik Lundquist, the other is Marion Gaborik.

This writer used this space last year about this time to review the problems the Rangers had on defense.  Guess what? Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, has changed.  Their two biggest albatrosses right now are on defense.  

Both their major contract defense men, Michael "Revolving Door" Roszival and Wade "Waiting for Godot" Redden, are questionable in their performance.  Neither player has been contributing significantly to coach John Tortorella's all important transition game. However, Redden is even in the plus/minus column, which is an improvement ...

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