Originally Posted by Bay Ridge Jet
You should join the Jordy and me thread. Sometimes we get other fans but they come and go. So fickle.
Yup. HFBoards is my spot.
Originally Posted by Jordy
I've made a pact with myself not to post on gamedays for the Rangers.
I noticed a bad trend in the W-L column when I did. Typical superstitious athlete thing.
Anyway, I remember saying when I started this year's Rangers thread that I felt they could finish top 4 in the Conference. Never in my wildest dreams did I see a potential run at the President's Cup.
Having said that, I'm not sure they have what it takes to go all the way, mainly because I'm not sure that there's enough secondary scoring. Lundqvist has been amazing (although he hasn't looked sharp in the last 3-4 games). I'm thinking the Rangers are about 2 years away with kids like Kreider, Erixon, Miller, Thomas and maybe McIlrath on the cusp. Gaborik will be playing for a new contract. I'm just not convinced they have what it takes this year. I might change my mind if I can see some hope of more secondary scoring. If Callahan and/or Del Zotto have more serious injuries than what's being revealed, we're definitely screwed.
I am happy to see Zuccarello in the lineup. He helps make the PP better and, more importantly, he keeps John Scott from playing. He's horrendous.
I agree, the Rangers weren't supposed to be this good this quickly. If the CBA landscape doesn't change too much, the Rangers should be primed for a run in a couple of years when the younger guys are on the last year of their ELCs.
Things are going to get interesting if Sather signs Kreider to the big club after BC's season is over. Who comes out of the lineup? Kreider is a leftie.
Hagelin - Richards - Gaborik
Dubinsky - Stepan - Callahan
Kreider - Anisimov - Fedotenko
Rupp - Boyle - Prust
Mitchell and MZA out. Mitchell has been more effective than Feds but Torts loves Feds and you can't discount his playoff experience. Unless MZA starts tearing it up, I don't see him on the playoff roster if Kreider sticks.