Archive for February 8th, 2009

Sunday, February 8th, 2009
Rangers Rumors & News

Let’s start with the quote of the week, by Chris Drury after Friday’s pounding: “There’s no way to sugarcoat it. It was embarrassing, it was humiliating, it was awful.” Good observation, Chris. The team just flat-out gave up. Has there ever been a team that can fall apart so quickly and so often? How can a defensive-minded team give up 10 goals? After drinking myself into a stupor in the third period (I invented a new drinking game – every time Dallas scores a goal, you chug a beer), I realized what the Rangers problem is: They’re not Adam Graves-like enough.

With the retirement of Graves’ #9 fresh in everybody’s mind, it’s not hard to compare this year’s version of the Blueshirts to the team of Gravy’s era. The 2008-09 Rangers are the anti-Adam Graves. Graves was tough, gritty, passionate, did whatever it took to win games and actually scored goals (Graves scored more goals in the 1993-94 season than the whole team will score …

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