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Rangers seasson ends in anguish

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Posted: 6/14/2014 12:04 PM

Rangers seasson ends in anguish 


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Don't know how many Rangers fans are here, but this just cannot be a happy day. Yes, the Kings were a better team, but to lose 3 games in overtimes, two in double overtime is just awful. In Stanley Cup hockey, when you carry a lead into the 3rd period, you need to win that game, especially when you carry a 2 goal lead.
 Yes, Lundvquist played great, but he also let in just a few too many easy goals.

Even the game the Rangers won, if not for some ice build up before the goal line, the Rangers probably would have lost that game also.

The Rangers far exceeded what was originally expected of them and hopefully use this to build a better team next year.

There is no 'I' in team
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Posted: 6/14/2014 2:08 PM

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"The Rangers far exceeded what was originally expected of them and hopefully use this to build a better team next year."

The season only ends in anguish if the team and fans choose to dwell on what could have been instead of what was accomplished.  In addition to the above quote, the fact that 3 games were so close against a team that was admittedly better is something to be proud of.
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Posted: 6/14/2014 5:13 PM

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Depends on how you want to view it. If the Giants had lost both those SB's to the Pats, which were very close games, would that have made us feel any better, we still would have lost.. Most people felt the Pats were the better team both times. I know for myself, losing a very close game feels far worse than getting blown out.

Small solace, having played a better team close but still lost.
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Posted: 6/14/2014 10:36 PM

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Anguish is a strong word. The Rangers had a great season and the puck didn't bounce their way in the finals. That was the closest 5 game series I've ever seen. The Rangers dominated periods 1 and 2 in 4 of the games. The Kings dominated period 3 and the overtime in every game.

If you watched the series and thought Lundqvust was the problem, I think you need to watch more hockey. The guy stopped nearly 35 shots (or more) every game. He didn't allow a single cheap goal lin the series and he far outplayed Quick.

Go Rangers, go Giants!

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Posted: 6/16/2014 7:26 PM

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The rangers played very well. Boyle and Stralman and Dom Moore in particular overachieved. Ryan Mcdonough was the best defenseman on either team. You may differ, but I do not care for Doughty's game.
Richards was really bad the entire playoffs. He is not just the answer on the point of the power play

I have to ask; what was with Dan Girardi? In the finals he was really not himself. Just brutal.
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Posted: 6/18/2014 9:08 PM

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NapoleonBlownapart wrote: NY Rangers fan here...but Hockey in June? That's like asking a polar bear to tap dance on 4th of july in DC.

I am writing a passionate letter to NHL commish Gary Bettman...titled "How to save your league"

Dear Commish

The outdoor NHL games of December/Jan are some of the best and most exciting Hockey I have seen in decades. Is it possible that you are sitting on a gold mine and don't know it yet? Let me explain. Start your season in May (stop laffin LOL)...this way, you will give your fans an alternate to hot baseball games by going into cool arenas during the summer for relief. Modern day ice making capabilities allow for this...the best part of this? your playoffs will start in December and be played OUTDOORS, every playoff game. This idea would allow your Stanley Cup finals to be played outdoors and during the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, when there is nothing of sports value going on. You would not compete with the NFL, instead, you would give NFL'ers a chance to enjoy the ruggedness and true value of your sport. Also, with filing up a Yankee stadium as example, would bring revenue through the roof for your sport. I know this is a longshot, but please think of bringing your wonderful game to a larger and more appreciative audience. Stanley cup finals of mid June just don't excite the masses as a Stanley cup finals in late January.

Respectfully

Douchebaggio Jones.

what do you all think? Goldmine? or bankruptcy?

That is a viable suggestion.

BUT, if I may, why not try and start the playoffs AFTER the Super Bowl, like the second or third week in February. That way, they should be over about the start of the baseball season and after the Super Bowl there is absolutely nothing happening of any interest. You could have the whole back page of most papers all to yourself, and hockey needs that.
 You want to play the games outside, that's fine that time of year also.
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Posted: 6/18/2014 9:23 PM

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Hockey playoffs during football season that now has 5 nationally televised games a week? The divorce rate will climb....
NapoleonBlownapart wrote: NY Rangers fan here...but Hockey in June? That's like asking a polar bear to tap dance on 4th of july in DC.

I am writing a passionate letter to NHL commish Gary Bettman...titled "How to save your league"

Dear Commish

The outdoor NHL games of December/Jan are some of the best and most exciting Hockey I have seen in decades. Is it possible that you are sitting on a gold mine and don't know it yet? Let me explain. Start your season in May (stop laffin LOL)...this way, you will give your fans an alternate to hot baseball games by going into cool arenas during the summer for relief. Modern day ice making capabilities allow for this...the best part of this? your playoffs will start in December and be played OUTDOORS, every playoff game. This idea would allow your Stanley Cup finals to be played outdoors and during the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, when there is nothing of sports value going on. You would not compete with the NFL, instead, you would give NFL'ers a chance to enjoy the ruggedness and true value of your sport. Also, with filing up a Yankee stadium as example, would bring revenue through the roof for your sport. I know this is a longshot, but please think of bringing your wonderful game to a larger and more appreciative audience. Stanley cup finals of mid June just don't excite the masses as a Stanley cup finals in late January.

Respectfully

Douchebaggio Jones.

what do you all think? Goldmine? or bankruptcy?
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