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You know it was a horrendously reffed game when the winning coach makes a point of mentioning that it almost looked like it was rigged. I agree with him.

Really that is all I could take away from this game, how blatantly it looked like the refs were trying to get the Flyers back in the game. The non call on Gabby, the unbelievable delay of game call, the call on Cally while the stick is at his throat, and the disgusting penalty shot awarded when Ryan McDonagh scrambled to stop a puck. Unbelievable. I blame the NHL personally. How on Earth does a guy raised in Philadelphia get to be the ref at a game, in Philly, with this kind of fanfare. Stupid, stupid, stupid decision by whoever schedules the refs.

Give a ton of credit to coach John Tortorella, once again his incredible feel for the game helped earn the team a crucial 2 points allowing the Rangers to have the best record in all of hockey as of this moment. Wow. Torts split up the struggling second line that was not playing well, and helped get the team a win by playing the guys who were playing well at that moment. Smart coach. Stanley Cup winning coach. There’s a reason.

Torts made sure to mention how important the “glue guys” are to this team. Guys like Rupp, Prust, Fedotenko, etc. While he is right, those personalities are important, they sure as hell better contribute to the success of the team because no amount of glue is going to be able to keep a guy playing who doesn’t do squat offensively. I like Rupps game, and I think he has a lot to offer, but again, if he isn’t playing a whole helluva lot better than he has so far this season, I dont think the glue aspect of him means all that much. Luckily Bobrovski had an off game, and Rupp was able to put 2 in the net. But he needs to play better, don’t be fooled by the 2 goals. Next season, when you have Chris Kreider knocking on the door, those lower end spots are going to be harder, and harder to come by as better players are forced to play on the lower lines.

OK, that’s all for now people, I gotta be awake in….ugh…4 hours….zzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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