Originally posted on Rangers Review  |  Last updated 11/24/11
You have to be slightly concerned. Not on the scale of the typical jump-off-the-bridge Ranger fan, no, but you should still be slightly worried about what unfolded tonight, coupled with the game against the Habs, and what has been going on for much of the season. The troubling thing is NOT the lack of shots. I’ve never bought into that being a huge issue. It’s a little concerning for sure, but it’s not the be all end all. Let’s face it, shots get blocked, shots go wide, sticks break, etc. The thing that’s concerning is that the Rangers are not even getting into a position to get quality chances. They aren’t even able to connect on simple cross ice passes without fumbling the puck. They can’t seem to execute the most basic of plays. The back door pass isn’t even a thought in their repertoire. They get the puck behind the net but the wingers are out wide instead of one going straight to the front of the net. The defenseman pass when they should shoot, shoot when they should...
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