Originally written on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 11/5/14

NEW YORK - JANUARY 19: Jeff Halpern #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning fights against Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the New York Rangers on January 19, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The month of December has not been kind to the New York Rangers. Already without Marc Staal, the Rangers lost two –and possibly three– more defensemen to injury during this literally painful month. Mike Sauer went down with a concussion after a thunderous Dion Phaneuf hit on December 5. Then just this past weekend, the Rangers lost Steve Eminger to a separated shoulder, and may have lost Jeff Woywitka for a short period of time with a bruised ankle. When Eminger and Woywitka are considered significant injuries, then something is wrong on Broadway. With those three (four including Woywitka) out, the Rangers are turning to rookies Tim Erixon and Stu Bickel to play decent minutes to at least keep the Rangers in the game. Along with Anton Stralman and Michael Del Zotto, that makes four defensemen who were –for all intents and purposes– not on the club last year. So much for consistency. In the past three games, the Rangers have mustered just four goals, a trend that cannot continue. Whe...
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  • this is completely crazy tortorella is bringing up guys that are doing nothing and keeping avery out as a healthy scratch when he can be the difference of us winning a game why is saether not stepping in here the rangers are going to be fighting to get into the playoffs just like last year if tortorella does not get his act together and put avery back in the lineup.we'd be better off without a coach than with tortorella right now.we need avery back!!!!!!
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