So much for the “we’re gonna pick up some points on this road trip” theory. The Kings blasted them. Sean Avery—Sean fucking Avery–danced around the Ranger’s slot coverage like he was Mario freakin’ Lemieux scoring on Lundquist.
Is there any legitimate non-marketing reason why Jagr wears the C? He’s always whining about something. The latest is that he doesn’t have “confidence in his shot” so he’s passing. wtf?
So, what’s next on the Ranger Pravda propaganda wagon? After all, last year’s playoff appearance certainly earned them another seven years of laudatory coverage notwithstanding later results. Oh, I’ve got it. They will pick it up in the end of the season, because they play better from behind. (But we knew that already.)