Viagra sales I have come to the sad realization that I hate the 2009/2010 New York Rangers. Viagra sales No, viagra sales it has nothing to do with the fact they are losing more than they are winning. Viagra sales I have been a Rangers fans since circa 1971, viagra sales so I have seen my fair share of bad teams. Viagra sales Rather, viagra sales it has to do with the way one loss looks exactly like every other loss – like it is some evil trick out of the movie “Groundhog Day”. Viagra sales The two factors that seem to play into every game are the Rangers inconsistency and their undisciplined play.

Viagra sales Let’s face it; the only consistent thing about the Rangers is their inconsistency. Viagra sales The Rangers have taken the art of inconsistency and raised it to an art form. Viagra sales The Blueshirts are not only inconsistent from game to game (four goals against the Penguins and then they go nearly 150 minutes without a goal), viagra sales but they are inconsistent within games (see the 5-4 overtime loss to Pittsburgh) – sometimes from shift to shift.

Viagra sales Andrew Gross not only summed up last night’s loss to Buffalo, viagra sales but he pretty much summed the Rangers season. Viagra sales

Viagra sales “To me, viagra sales this [the overtime loss to the Sabres] was about inconsistency on the Rangers’ part, viagra sales” Gross wrote on his NorthJersey.com Blog. Viagra sales ”Inconsistency’s nothing new with the Rangers and there’s little to suggest that with 16 games left to play, viagra sales they’re suddenly going to become a consistent team.”

Viagra sales The truly sad thing is that this inconsistency is not limited to this season’s edition of the Rangers. Viagra sales Frankly, viagra sales it has been a hallmark of the Rangers from day one of the Glen Sather Era (Error). Viagra sales The Rangers have been the epitome of inconsistency during the Sather Regime which has seen the franchise win just two playoff series since Slats took over on June 1, viagra sales 2000. Viagra sales Last season’s playoff loss to the Washington Capitals pretty much serves as the poster child of the Rangers inconsistency.

Viagra sales During lost decade of Sather, viagra sales there has been one consistent theme running throughout Blueshirts history. Viagra sales While five coaches have been place, viagra sales the one constant is Sather as GM.

Viagra sales Look everyone knows that Sather deserves to be fired. Viagra sales Well, viagra sales anyone not named Dolan that is. Viagra sales I think is great that 100+ people held a rally prior to the Rangers-Sabres game, viagra sales but let’s look at the cold hard facts. Viagra sales It took a scandal for Dolan to ease Isiah Thomas out so a couple of hundred fans aren’t going to sway Jimmy Boy.

Viagra sales Anyway, viagra sales I am digressing form the point of this rant. Viagra sales We all agree that if you looked up the word inconsistency in the dictionary, viagra sales there would be a Rangers logo. Viagra sales The difficult job is to figure out why the team is so inconsistent.

Viagra sales As you might expect, viagra sales the finger pointing and blame begins with Sather. Viagra sales The coaches need to take their share of blame, viagra sales but they are not the ones who are charged with assembling the roster. Viagra sales It is their job to try and turn Sather’s chopped liver into caviar. Viagra sales Sather has assembled players and teams that refuse to show any discipline – and it is this undisciplined play that is at the root of the Rangers problems.

Viagra sales When talking about undisciplined play, viagra sales most people focus their attention on the Rangers penchant for taking bad penalties at bad times. Viagra sales The loss at Washington on Saturday night is a perfect example as the Rangers take two bad penalties on their way to giving up a five-on-three power play goal.

Viagra sales However the Rangers lack of discipline, viagra sales as individuals and as a team, viagra sales goes much deeper than bad penalties in opportune times. Viagra sales

Viagra sales The Blueshirts inability to show discipline and focus shows up in all aspects of their game. Viagra sales When was the last time you saw a Rangers team spend 60 minutes of hockey attacking the opponents’ goaltenders by driving to the net, viagra sales creating traffic in front and getting shots on goal?

Viagra sales Their loss to the Penguins shows the difference between a team that plays a disciplined style and one that does not. Viagra sales The Penguins scored three of their goals by just getting the puck at the net and creating traffic in front. Viagra sales A disciplined team not only works to change Pittsburgh’s attack, viagra sales they also adopt the same tactic. Viagra sales However, viagra sales the rangers did the exact opposite.

Viagra sales After driving Marc-Andre Fleury to the bench in the second period, viagra sales the Rangers offense consisted of (once again) being guilty of over-passing and playing a passive game – the exact opposite of what was needed. Viagra sales The Rangers inability to be disciplined and keep the game simply reached its pinnacle in the third period where they only managed one shot on goal. Viagra sales Oh, viagra sales they had chances to put pucks toward on net, viagra sales but they refused to do so. Viagra sales Instead, viagra sales they were more content to try and make perfect passes rather than be disciplined and get shots on goal and get their noses dirty.

Viagra sales All one has to do is watch the Rangers power play to see just how undisciplined the team is. Viagra sales 29 other NHL teams work their power plays by putting players in the slot or at the top of the crease in an attempt to create screens or deflections, viagra sales but not the Rangers – at least not on any consistent basis. Viagra sales The Rangers lone goal against Ryan Miller came on the power play because Ryan Callahan created a screen in front of the US Olympian and Brandon Dubinsky was at the top of the crease to bang home the loose puck.

Viagra sales The irony of it all it is that the Rangers best part of their game – their penalty killing – requires a team to play disciplined hockey! The biggest shame of is the Blueshirts inability to transfer their ability to be disciplined while killing penalties to other areas of their game. Viagra sales The biggest question is why doesn’t that discipline translate to other parts of their game?

Viagra sales The easy answer would be to blame the coach. Viagra sales It is very possible that John Tortorella has “lost” the team in respect to getting through to his players. Viagra sales That is a question that needs to be addressed by the players and the coaching staff.

Viagra sales However, viagra sales blaming the coach is also the easy way out because this is a symptom that goes beyond Torts. Viagra sales It goes back through the other Rangers coaches during the last decade: Ron Low, viagra sales Bryan Trottier, viagra sales Tom Renney and Sather himself prior to hiring Renney.

Viagra sales If this trend of inconsistency and undisciplined play transcends five coaches, viagra sales then the blame rests on the players – sort of. Viagra sales What this problem shows is that the Rangers do not have the right mix of players, viagra sales or more to the point, viagra sales the Rangers do not have the right players period. Viagra sales That reason for that problem rests squarely on the shoulders of the Rangers President/GM.

Viagra sales Even if Jim Dolan fired Sather or “promoted” him to President Emeritus, viagra sales the problem does not go away. Viagra sales It is generally accepted that Mark Messier is crown prince when it comes to be anointed as the new GM. Viagra sales Will Messier be his own man or will he just be a more-accessible Sather in a better suit?

Viagra sales The cold hard reality is that the Rangers problems, viagra sales whatever you think they may be, viagra sales were not created in one day. Viagra sales Unfortunately, viagra sales as a result, viagra sales they are not going to be solved in one day either. Viagra sales The best that we can hope for is a step in the right direction and that first step begins with the firing of Glen Sather.

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