The Zionist Conspiracy
Sunday, December 16, 2007
With today's 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Coyotes, the Rangers have fallen to .500. 32 games into their season, they are again only a borderline playoff team.
The reality is that the only reason the Rangers are not a complete disaster is Henrik Lundqvist and strong defense from Dan Girardi and Marc Staal.
Scott Gomez and Chris Drury have been complete busts, and neither has clicked at all with Jaromir Jagr. Meanwhile, Matt Cullen and Michael Nylander, the two centers the Rangers let go of after the Gomez and Drury signings, would both lead the Rangers in scoring, while costing more than $6 million less annually in cap space.
Tom Renney deserves blame for failing to find line combinations that best utilize the Rangers' talent. Like Roger Neilson, a very nice man who helped improve the Rangers but did not get them to the next level, it may be necessary to bring in someone tougher than Renney to get the most out of this team.
Unfortunately, Mike Keenan - the only man to lead the Rangers to a Stanley Cup during the last 68 seasons - is coaching the Calgary Flames.