We’re back! Week three of Belvin’s Bandwagon I’m happy to see you guys are all loving it so far. This week’s was a tad difficult because the play of the New York Rangers has been less than ideal. However, as always I’ve got it done and I’m excited to share it with you guys.
Like- Henrik Lundqvist. This is more out of pity then it is anything else. Truly, the team has not been playing very well and has lost two of this week’s three games. The part that makes this week’s slump even worse is that the two losses were handed to the Rangers by teams that they had previously beaten, the Nashville Predators (2-0 in Nashville), and the Columbus Blue Jackets (4-2 in Columbus). However, through it all, and even into tonight’s game against the Calgary Flames Lundqvist has not had the best luck, and it’s begun to affect his confidence as he admitted to reporters after the Columbus game on Thursday. Lundqvist has been the backbone of the Rangers for the better part of a decade and it’s easy to see he’s frustrated with how he, and the team, are playing; hopefully tonight’s shootout win against the Flames helped Lundqvist regain a little confidence.
Dislike- Dominic Moore. Now look, I have some reservations about getting on this guy, he is going through a rough period of time with this being his first NHL season since his wife passed away. However, Moore has got to get his game going because he can be a crucial depth forward for the Rangers. Now yes, he scored in the shootout against the Flames, and on Thursday against the Blue Jackets but up until that he had only two points that came as assists in 24 games. I’m not asking Moore to be a guy that racks up 30 points a season, because that’s not who he is. However, he needs to step his game up because the team could really use offensive assistance from the bottom six forward grouping. Moore has the intensity and drive to be a key asset to the team and up to this point I don’t feel we’ve seen that from him.