Originally written on Rangers Report  |  Last updated 12/14/11
This was the lead to my story in The Journal News and on LoHud.com about last night’s game:Get ready, hockey fans. The NHL is going to shove more nights like this down your throats with realignment. More non-conference games, more games with zero playoff implications. Less passion. Quieter arenas. The Rangers and Dallas Stars put a library-like Madison Square Garden to sleep in a 1-0 Dallas victory Tuesday night. “It was kind of a boring type of game,” ex-Star Brad Richards said after playing his 800th NHL game and first against the Dallas since leaving there as a free agent in July. “Both teams were kind of playing that way. “You could tell it was going to be ‘first goal wins’ probably.” “Not a lot of hate out there,” Rangers coach John Tortorella said. Well, at least it was quick. Thoughts: 1) Seriously, this game is what a lot more games are going to look like once realignment takes place. Fewer four-point, playoff-implication games. Relatively emotionless games,...
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