As a fan ya just can't help but get caught up in the moment where we still have an outside but improving chance at making the play-offs. After tonight's drubbing of the Tampa Bay Bolts, the Rangers find themselves in 9th place and 2 points out of the 8th spot.
Do I think they'll go far in the play-offs should they make it? Hell No! Can they make the playoffs, surprise and get deep in the tournament? I guess. If Henrik is perfect, if Gaborik is a monster, if Avery is healthy and stays on the smarter side of insanity, if Redden doesn't suck, if Dubinsky and Callahan can kick things up a notch like NHL play-offs demand, if our newest kids like Del Zotto and Christensen, etc., can escape the true enormity of the playoffs because they are too young to grasp it and enabling them to play free of mind, if Prust can carry the load of protecting skaters in a Ranger jersey solo like he's been, and if Shelley chips in too, if Staal would just throw his body around a little more, if Rozsival doesn't turn the puck over every other time he touches it in the defensive zone, and Torts doesn't loose his mind and do weird things at weird times...., I don't know.
But I'm TrueBlue. I'm not going to tune out. I'll risk the tease because rooting for my teams is all I know how to do. So...C'Mon Boyz! Finish your checks, push the puck to the outside in the defensive zone, get a good fore-check going, and what ever happened to effective cycling of the puck? Win the battle of the boards! And for Puck's sake, SHOOT! Just put the puck on net and be there for a rebound. Just put the damn thing on net!
I'm with ya guys. C'mon. ...for Papa
Let's Go Rangers!!!