Originally written on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 1/25/13
There’s been a lot of talk about how the Rangers are 1-3-0 to start the season. There’s a lot of panicking because the Rangers have generally looked flat and rusty, and that since this is a shorter season they can’t afford to be losing games like these this. Yes, every game means the same in the standings, but not all games are created equal. It’s like face offs, even if you win 60% of face offs, if you lose 5 in a row in the final minute in the offensive zone when the opposition is icing the puck, then that’s all that matters. But with all the panic, let’s remember that the Rangers are not the only team in the East struggling out of the gate, and many of those struggling are teams that made the playoffs last year: Rangers: 1-3-0 Boston: 2-0-1 Florida: 1-3-0 Pittsburgh: 2-1-0 Philly: 1-3-0 NJD: 2-0-0 Washington: 0-3-0 Ottawa: 3-0-0 So this idea that the Rangers will miss the playoffs because of a 1-3 start is a bit misplaced. The Rangers, the Caps, and Flyers, and probably the Pa...
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