Feb 5, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing David Clarkson (23) scores a goal against New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the third period at the Prudential Center. The Devils won the game 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

On the Fiery Doorstep- The Devils Tame The Rangers


My fellow readers although there is a lot to write about I am going to be short and to the point with this one. I want to list below the pros and cons of lasts night game.

Pros: 1. JT Miller and CK showed some serious strides and made even the pessimistic of rangers fans have some faith. JT controlled the puck, seemed like he fit in and deserved to get another look Thursday for sure. I felt the same about CK. 2. Well honestly I am trying to find something else and I can’t think o any from last’s nights game, well I guess its off to the Con’s side.

Cons: 1. Coach Tortorella it appears is not getting across to this team. I had communicated to my cousin, also a big fan last year during the taping of 24/7 that it looked like the players really could care less about what he said and I feared another Bruce Boudreau incident with this team in the coming tenure. I honestly thought it would happen last year, but they hit their stride and confidence was abundant, but with this start it appears to be going backwards. So the question is how long is his leash? 2. PP- one word Atrocious. You all can figure out the rest. 3. PK- Without Cally they seem lost and without Prust, Boyle seems lost and its taking its toll on the rest of his game as referenced by his sub 10 minute game last night. The overall squad performance is just simply not good enough.  4. Hank- He had a career year last year, his stats were significantly better then previous years an I knew that if he came back to earth a little bit, the team would have to step it up. The issue is this, he has come back to earth and is playing  below his career numbers and the Offense is producing on the same level it did last year.

For now that’s enough hammering on our beloved NYR. I will say this with 5, 4 of which are home games in the next 10 days against NYI twice, Boston, TBL, Washington, they have to come out of these five with at lease 6 points. If they come out of that set with less then six points I will really begin to worry and probably go on a hiatus for a while. Hopefully things will turn around on Thursday against the isles at MSG and we will all be on the bandwagon again. Only time will tell… Let’s Go Rangers..

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