Timing can be an amazing thing sometimes.
If the Rangers got off to a strong start this season and found themselves with the most points in the NHL after 38 games, people would be ecstatic and buzzing about just how far the team could go this season.
But the fact that they are doing it in a year that featured the spotlight of the Winter Classic and the HBO show surrounding it has made everything seem that much more significant.
The show wrapped up on Thursday night with another fine episode that taught us the now-departed Sean Avery likes free refills on orange juice, Brandon Dubinsky might want to check where cameras are before picking his nose and that Mike Rupp is more than willing to jump into a fight when Michael Del Zotto gets suckerpunched.
And, continuing a trend from the first three episodes, it left viewers with the feeling that John Tortorella could motivate anyone to do anything at any moment.
Not a bad thing to have on your bench, especially when you find yourself in ...