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Buying viagra The list of things that “might have been” are too numerous to list in a mere blog. Buying viagra One would need to write book to detail all of them. Buying viagra They are as diverse as the Rangers being forced to play “home” playoff games on the road because the circus took precedence at Madison Square Garden to Jean Ratelle breaking his ankle in the regular season – thus rendering him ineffective in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins to the Rangers passing on Mike Bossy not once, buying viagra but twice in the 1997 NHL Draft.

Buying viagra However, buying viagra it seems that the Rangers-Capitals playoff series crammed 82 games worth of “might have beens” into just seven games. Buying viagra

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Buying viagra A similar question could be asked in reference to Game 6 when Nikolai Zherdev’s backhander missed an open net prior to Viktor Kozlov scoring to make it 4-1? A 3-2 deficit would have been much more manageable.

Buying viagra Even a Rangers win in Game 4 is not without its questions. Buying viagra What happens if Sean Avery does not take two of the most foolish penalties a player could take with his team clinging to a one-goal lead in the third period? Not only would the Rangers’ victory been less agita-filled, buying viagra but Avery would not have been benched in Game 5. Buying viagra Would the presence of Avery in the lineup for Game 5 have made a difference? We will never know.

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Buying viagra “Sure I regret not being there, buying viagra” Tortorella explained to A.J. Buying viagra Perez of USA Today. Buying viagra “I want to be with the team. Buying viagra Do I think that had an effect as far as the outcome? No. Buying viagra (Assistant Coach) Jim Schoenfeld is a very good coach.

Buying viagra Of course, buying viagra the whole mess did take something out Avery in terms of his play in Game 6. Buying viagra The Rangers uber-pest was just a shell of himself – something which changed in Game 7 when he was the best Ranger on the ice.

Buying viagra “I thought Sean played well. Buying viagra Where Sean played is where he has to play – he has to be on edge, buying viagra he has to be right there on the edge, buying viagra but stay within himself. Buying viagra It’s a tough thing for a player …. Buying viagra There are some things that go on around him during a game that doesn’t go on around a lot of other players, buying viagra” Tortorella said to Steve Zipay of Newsday.

Buying viagra Washington’s victory helped erase a “might have been” of their own by exorcising the ghost of last season when they went down three games to one to the Philadelphia Flyers before losing Game 7 at home in overtime.

Buying viagra “This is huge, buying viagra” Mike Green offered to Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post. Buying viagra “We worked so hard the last two years. Buying viagra To be put back in the same place – that is not a good building block. Buying viagra If you don’t win this game, buying viagra you are taking steps backward.”

Buying viagra Even though they won the series the Capitals must wonder how their fortunes would have gone if Jose Theodore hadn’t been so awful in Game 1. Buying viagra If he had played well enough to lose in those first two games, buying viagra it is possible that Simeon Varlamov never plays in the series – and there we have the biggest “what might have been” for the Rangers.

Buying viagra What would have happened in the series if Capitals regular backup goaltender Brent Johnson had not been injured? If Johnson was healthy, buying viagra it would have been more likely for Boudreau to go to the veteran Johnson considering he had played well during the regular season against the Rangers. Buying viagra

Buying viagra If Johnson had been in goal for this series, buying viagra the Rangers would be preparing for a showdown with the Bruins instead of cleaning out their lockers for yet another early Summer vacation.

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