Originally written on Rangers Report  |  Last updated 11/16/14

DALLAS - NOVEMBER 06: Brad Richards #91 the Dallas Stars celebrates a goal against the Vancouver Canucks at American Airlines Center on November 6, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
“It’s pretty ugly everywhere at times now.” That was the quote from Brad Richards (on MSG Network), who said several times several different ways that the Rangers: A) survived themselves and a brutal opening schedule and B) are not playing particularly well, even if they are playing hard most of the time and C) got eight points in the bank, and those are non-refundable. So tell me right now that you wouldn’t have signed for eight points before the Rangers began this idiotic schedule that began with four needless exhibition games in Europe? Tell me you aren’t thrilled with the eight points despite your boys being pretty much outplayed for just about every one of the seven games? They will get better. They must be a lot better. They can’t really get worse. It probably won’t turn on a dime now that they’re coming home to the partially renovated Garden, or now that they’re going to practice at their own facility and sleep in their own beds. It might still take a while because, boy...
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