GDT: Game # 52 - Rangers @ Islanders - 7pm - MSG

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  1. The New Russian Five Registered User

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    He definitely looks a step slower this season in his skating. He was absolutely flying last season. It's amazing how he's still putting up the same numbers. But overall he was a better player last year for sure. Hope he can get back to that next year.
     
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    it’s not so much losing to good teams; it’s not showing up to critical must win games.
     
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    They wom a bunch of them but the odds of keeping going was a huge longshot.

    The Rangers aren't good enough, yet. It's not any more complex than that.

    None of the good teams are winning consistently against other good times.
     
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    Agreed. I'll go as far as to say and I've said it a bunch of times but the Rangers success late last season was a bit of a mirage and to some it seemed the rebuild had "accelerated".

    Well this year there has been a market correction and we are pretty much about where we should be which is poised next year to begin what likely will be a decade long run of playoff success equaling the 2005-2017 run with this time a Cup or two thrown in for good measure.

    That's at least the plan and hopefully it will be executed!
     
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    They are on schedule even if some have grown impatient.
     
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    Yeah, good point. The Rangers instinct is to curl to the side and look for a pass to a trailer or carry down the wall and look for a pass toward the net.

    The Isles were very effective cutting to the middle. And the Rangers didn't stop them. No one got hit for that.
     
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    Putting up career numbers and certain parts of his mental game are suspect in one description of a player.

    If Gretzky were here in his prime, today, some would find negatives.
     
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    Every player can find ways to improve and aren't beyond certain criticism. What that being said, I think we are all extremely happy with what we have in Panarin. That was never questioned.
     
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