Free viagra sample Herb Brooks reminded his 1980 Olympians that “This team isn’t talented enough to win on talent alone.” It is a mantra the Rangers need to repeat to themselves over and over.

Free viagra sample Even if Chris Drury, free viagra sample Marian Gaborik and Vinny Prospal were all healthy, free viagra sample the Rangers are still a flawed team that cannot win on talent alone – a statement that pretty much sums all but a handful of teams in the NHL.

Free viagra sample The Blueshirts 6-4 loss served to tarnish their three-game winning streak because the Rangers failed to put in a complete effort. Free viagra sample Never mind 60 minutes, free viagra sample they barely put in a period’s worth of play at the beginning and the end of the game.

Free viagra sample While one loss does not a season end, free viagra sample the Rangers can ill afford to fall into the trap they fell into last night. Free viagra sample After striking for an early goal – and unable to extend the lead – the team let their collective foot off the gas pedal and Atlanta blew past the Blueshirts much like Bryan Little did one the first Atlanta goal.

Free viagra sample There is a reason why the New York Islanders always give the Rangers fits – much like they did in their Columbus Day matinee. Free viagra sample Even with Kyle Okposo, free viagra sample Mark Streit, free viagra sample and John Tavares out of the lineup, free viagra sample the Isles managed to outwork the Rangers and come away with the win.

Free viagra sample The Rangers inability to sustain the three-game winning streak momentum as a result of subpar play was not lost on Coach John Tortorella.
“We’re not good enough to let down, free viagra sample” Torts told Rick Carpiniello of the Journal News. Free viagra sample “We’re not a good enough team, free viagra sample whether we’re healthy or not.”

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Free viagra sample Harsh words from the coach, free viagra sample but the most important thing is that the Rangers learn their lesson – especially during home games as the Rangers continue to struggle to win at home (1-2-1 to open the season).

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Free viagra sample Another favorite quote from Coach Brooks was “Great moments are born out of great opportunity.”

Free viagra sample Perhaps, free viagra sample this is the opportunity for Grachev to jump start a season that has produced just a goal and an assist in nine games. Free viagra sample What came easy for Grachev in the OHL is not coming easy at the professional level as he continues his struggles to find a consistency to his game. Free viagra sample

Free viagra sample While he might not have the best numbers among the Wolf Pack forwards, free viagra sample he does have the highest upside and this recall might just help Grachev, free viagra sample who is but 20-years-old, free viagra sample accelerate his development. Free viagra sample The key will be to getting more than just a fourth-liner’s ice time.

Free viagra sample With Boogaard possibly out of the lineup this weekend, free viagra sample it should give Tortorella his first real chance/excuse/opportunity to role four solid skating lines and provide that opportunity for Grachev to achieve his “great moment”.

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Free viagra sample Unfortunately for Grachev, free viagra sample his progress slowed once Training Camp opened as Stepan’s stock continued to rise.

Free viagra sample With Brian Boyle possibly staying as the third line center, free viagra sample the loser of the battle for second line center between Erik Christensen and Todd White could end up as the LW for Stepan and Grachev.

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