Viagra uk They say that timing in life is everything. Viagra uk There is no cliché that rings truer in the case of the New York Rangers. Viagra uk The Blueshirts second trip out west this season could not have come at a better time given their recent four game losing streak.

Viagra uk Losing four consecutive games in one thing, viagra uk but the Rangers have found a way to compound on their misery. Viagra uk Not content with losing, viagra uk the Rangers have barely put in an effort during the losing streak. Viagra uk While they managed to compete for some of their 4-2 loss at home against Pittsburgh, viagra uk they did not bother to show up in back-to-back shutout losses to Philadelphia and Montreal and then went into the tank during their loss to Carolina.

Viagra uk The Rangers did not fare all that well in their last trip out west at the beginning of November. Viagra uk They sandwiched a win against Edmonton with losses at Vancouver and Calgary – scoring just six goals (four of them in their victory) while allowing 11 goals against. Viagra uk The Rangers followed their western trip by losing three of their next four. Viagra uk

Viagra uk The current trip to Phoenix, viagra uk Colorado and Los Angeles leaves the Rangers facing teams four through six in the Western Conference. Viagra uk The Rangers return from their trip to host Washington as the Rangers play four of the next five games at the Garden prior to the Winter Olympics break. Viagra uk The lone road trip is to Pittsburgh to face a Penguins team that has beaten the Blueshirts all four times this season.

Viagra uk The fact that the Rangers are home for four of five games is not comfort for the red, viagra uk white and blue. Viagra uk MSG has turned into a Garden or horrors for the home team. Viagra uk The Rangers are just 2-3-1 in their last six at home. Viagra uk Even worse is their home record since that western Canada trip in November as they Rangers have staggered to a 5-12-4 record.

Viagra uk Apparently the fans are not the only ones who realize that the Rangers current losing streak is more than just an opponent doing a little bit more than the Blueshirts. Viagra uk Here is what Sean Avery said following the Rangers 6-0 debacle at Montreal.

Viagra uk “No compete, viagra uk” Avery said to Steve Zipay of Newsday. Viagra uk “It’s not about Xs and Os. Viagra uk You’ve gotta play 60 minutes. Viagra uk We’re not working hard enough, viagra uk not being competitive, viagra uk not representing your teammates.”

Viagra uk Andrew Gross of speculated on the subject of President/GM Glen Sather’s post-game closed door meeting with his team following the 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Hurricanes.

Viagra uk “But several players said Sather told the team he believed in them and that they should stick together. Viagra uk Tortorella, viagra uk in his post-game presser, viagra uk said the thing he was most concerned about was the team’s ‘mental state'”, viagra uk wrote Gross. Viagra uk “He also alluded to things ‘swirling’ around the team and warned teammates not to point fingers at each other. Viagra uk Very cryptic stuff. Viagra uk Here’s a guess: Tortorella didn’t like Sean Avery’s ‘no compete’ comment following Saturday’s 6-0 loss at Montreal.”

Viagra uk If Coach Tortorella is upset about Avery’s comment, viagra uk how does he think the fans feel having to watch the Rangers go belly up night-in and night-out?

Viagra uk Maybe the Rangers need to take a page out of Andrei Markov’s playbook. Viagra uk The Montreal blueliner undressed goaltender Carey Price following the Habs 4-3 overtime loss to St. Viagra uk Louis. Viagra uk According to a TSN report, viagra uk Markov told Price “If you are not going to play with heart, viagra uk stay home. Viagra uk We don’t need you here.”

Viagra uk CTV reported that the two players exchanged a hug after practice on Thursday – thus reconciling the two players and the split dressing room. Viagra uk Whether it was heartfelt or staged for the media is not the point. Viagra uk What is most important is that the message was sent. Viagra uk

Viagra uk Sadly, viagra uk any message being sent by management, viagra uk the coaching staff or the players is not resonating within the Rangers dressing room. Viagra uk The Rangers inability (or unwillingness) to stand up for their teammates reached an all-time high (or low depending on your point of view) when no Ranger came to Marian Gaborik’s defense during his mugging by the Flyers Daniel Carcillo. Viagra uk The only fire the Rangers showed in response to the incident was Tortorella’s diatribe against Larry Brooks when the NY Post reporter asked the Coach about the Rangers lack of a response.

Viagra uk As and Ranger fans knows there is a history of animosity between Brooks and Tortorella. Viagra uk As any Ranger fans also knows, viagra uk Brooks has a history of looking to stir up trouble while Tortorella has a propensity for a lack of patience with the beat writers, viagra uk In this case, viagra uk Brooks was merely doing his job by seeking an answer to the question everyone wanted to ask. Viagra uk One might argue that the Coach was merely doing his job by defending his player, viagra uk but it seemed that Tortorella was taking out his frustration with his team on Brooks. Viagra uk

Viagra uk The stretch run to the Olympic break will go a long way in determining how Sather and the Rangers should approach the March 3, viagra uk 2010 NHL Trade Deadline. Viagra uk With the NHL imposing a roster freeze as of midnight on February 12, viagra uk there will not be much time following the NHL’s return on March 1 to reshape rosters. Viagra uk As a result, viagra uk the Rangers final eight games prior to the break will serve as the proving ground for how the organization will move forward this season.

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