The New York Rangers Need Production

December 12th, 2009 by Frank Castaldi Leave a reply »
Enough is enough.

This is the National Hockey League. This is not your high school or college team.

Working hard is just part of the equation; finishing is the answer.

I am sick and tired of hearing "how hard" the Rangers have worked. Working hard is great, it's something that every NHL player should be doing. When you are at the professional level in any sport, working hard should not be something that is praised; it should be expected.

You know who worked hard? Blair Betts worked hard. So did Freddie Sjostrom and Petr Prucha. Paul Mara worked very hard, as did Brendan Shanahan. So how come Betts, Sjo, and Prucha aren't on the Rangers second line?

What makes them any different—other than millions of dollars that is—than Chris Drury, Chris Higgins, and Ryan Callahan? What makes Paul Mara expandable and Michal Rozsival or Wade Redden not?

All I hear every broadcast is how hard players like Ryan Callahan and Chris Drury are working. How Chris Higgins is really putting in the effort. Well, that's nice, but how bout they put in something else—goals.

Petr Prucha worked hard every single shift he wa ...

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