The New York Rangers Are Shaken

December 16th, 2009 by Frank Castaldi Leave a reply »
When things get stale, shaking them up is one of the best ways to make them fresh again.

Too much shaking, however, can make them confused, baffled, and flustered.

John Tortorella has added too much shake, no bake.

The constant line shuffles have thwarted the Rangers' ability to establish any sort of chemistry. I'm not talking about from game-to-game either. When it comes to lines, Tortorella is more erratic than a highlight read by Dick Vitale and Chris Berman.

How are the Rangers supposed to generate a consistent offensive strike when the only constant is a revolving door of linemates?

I understand that the Rangers need secondary scoring, but how is that going to happen when they don't even know who their secondary is?

Not only is the perpetual line-changing hurting the Rangers, the way the minutes are being distributed is equally killing the team—literally.

Torts said he "doesn't buy" that players aren't capable of playing 23-plus minutes a game. Well, that's true, players are capable of playing that many minutes per game—they're called defensmen.

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