It’s not that the Rangers scored only 1 goal tonight. I’m used to seeing that.
What I’m not used to seeing are my beloved Rangers giving up chance after chance after chance in the slot. I’ve seen second chance stuff in the slot when Torts was the coach, but I haven’t seen guys just stand in the slot all alone…time, after time, after time, without any answer.
I get it. It’s the preseason, don’t take too much stock in what we see. But this is hockey 101 boys. Don’t leave the slot open.
I just don’t get what the hell I was seeing out there. It wasn’t a good hockey game by the Rangers, and we had a pretty decent lineup in there, despite how many kids played. We had 4 of our top 6 defenseman, though to be fair, having Bickel on there is like being 2 men down whenever he’s on the ice….he’s just that bad. But still, there was more than enough talent out there to not see such an awful display of hockey. I didn’t see any great offensive chances, I didn’t see anything special out there, all I saw was…to be honest…pre-lockout Rangers hockey.