Hello New York Rangers fans! Belvin’s Bandwagon is back and ready to talk about my Rangers likes and dislikes for this week! The games I’m going to be using for this week are Tuesday’s 8-4 victory against the Ottawa Senators, Friday’s 3-1 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday’s 2-0 victory against the New Jersey Devils and Monday’s 4-3 victory against the Phoenix Coyotes. Well, without talking about it very much longer lets just get right to it!
LIKE: Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh, Henrik Lundqvist. Let’s not even discuss the fact that Stepan has been the Rangers best player since the Olympic break, he has four points in as many games this week and has reemerged as one of the Rangers top six forwards. Future Rangers captain (in my opinion), McDonagh has six points in this week’s four games, he’s continued his fantastic defensive play and continued to produce offensively. Henrik Lundqvist, long live the king won all four games this week and set two franchise records. On Tuesday he passed Mike Richter for franchise wins to get 302, on Saturday he passed Ed Giacomin on the all-time shutout last and now has 50. These three players deserved more than anyone else to be on this side of the column this week and it seems as though if they’re doing well then so are the Rangers.
DISLIKE: Martin St. Louis. I’ve given Marty all the chances I could give him. I said maybe he’s having trouble adjusting to permanent life in the New York City Metropolitan Area. I said maybe he’s having trouble adjusting to playing for an Original Six Franchise. However enough is enough, he’s played 11 games in Rangers blue and has only had 3 assists in that time span. He was brought to the team to boost the Rangers very poor offense, and he has failed to do so, while he has been playing well he’s chosen to pass instead of shoot one too many times and it’s his own fault he’s not producing.
Well Rangers fans, that’s this weeks feature! Let us know what you think by commenting below or tweeting us @bluelinestation.
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