The Rangers didn’t lose because they’ve had all this time off. They didn’t lose because it’s Hockey Night in Canada in Montreal. They didn’t lose because of the ridiculous pansification rules and penalty calls. They didn’t lose because of a bad goal given up by Martin Biron. They didn’t lose because that sometimes happens when a grinding team runs into a skating team.
They lost because they stunk. I don’t have an explanation for it, but they stunk. They didn’t have the puck at all, they didn’t grind. Cas Marques worked harder on Biron’s broken buckle than Carey Price worked all night long.
1) So I had a football game in upstate Connecticut Saturday afternoon, and I’m on my ride home during the early part of the game, listening to Don LaGreca and Dave Maloney through all the scratchy static that comes with ESPN radio. And as Maloney’s talking about Scott Gomez and how he and his $14 million might be buried in Hamilton, I was actually driving through Trumbull, Conn. I t