Herbal viagra uk In light of the New York Rangers losing all three games on their current homestand, herbal viagra uk and factoring in their 4-10-1 record in their last 15 games, herbal viagra uk do you think President/GM Glen Sather would like to take a mulligan on the 2011 NHL trade deadline?

Herbal viagra uk Prior to the end of 2010, herbal viagra uk the Rangers were playing just well enough to win games, herbal viagra uk or at least earn points in their losses. Herbal viagra uk The same cannot be said for the past couple of months. Herbal viagra uk

Herbal viagra uk Larry Brooks of the NY Post listed the ugly numbers for the Rangers of late:

Herbal viagra uk • 14-16-3 at MSG
• 3-8-1 at home in their last 12 games
• 4 straight losses at the Garden
• 11-15-2 record in 2011

Herbal viagra uk Despite the horror show that are those numbers, herbal viagra uk and despite the facts the Rangers have slipped to eighth in the Eastern Conference and no longer control their own playoff destiny, herbal viagra uk Sather was absolutely correct in standing pat at the trade deadline. Herbal viagra uk While he did make a minor deal in acquiring forward John Mitchell from Toronto for a 2012 seventh round draft pick, herbal viagra uk Sather wisely resisted giving away the future.

Herbal viagra uk While Ranger fans dreamed of acquiring Brad Richards, herbal viagra uk the bounty needed to acquire the UFA-to-be would have proved to be a nightmare and run counter to what the Blueshirts have been trying to do – build a young core from within.

Herbal viagra uk Various reports stated that Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk was not going to move Richards unless the price was right – and if these reports are true – the price would not have been right for the Rangers.

Herbal viagra uk According to Darren Dreger of TSN, herbal viagra uk the Stars GM was looking for a can’t-miss deal. Herbal viagra uk Dreger wrote, herbal viagra uk “By can’t miss, herbal viagra uk sources say the Nieuwendyk asked the Rangers for multiple components. Herbal viagra uk One scenario included 24-year-old forward Brandon Dubinsky – whose 19 goals is one shy of equalling a career high. Herbal viagra uk Almost every member of New York’s young core was believed to have been requested in some way, herbal viagra uk shape, herbal viagra uk or form – along with a collection of other assets required to land Richards.”

Herbal viagra uk This report followed along the lines an article Brooks wrote for the Post that said the Stars were asking for Derek Stepan, herbal viagra uk Dubinsky and Marc Staal in a deal.

Herbal viagra uk If the Rangers were a true Stanley Cup contender then going all in would make some sense – much like it did in 1994 when Neil Smith gambled and won. Herbal viagra uk However, herbal viagra uk given that the Rangers are in a dogfight just to make the playoffs, herbal viagra uk there is no justification for making such a deal – especially when Richards will be available as an UFA come July 1.

Herbal viagra uk While the Rangers have been freefalling in the standings, herbal viagra uk the one positive point that can be made is that the team has been competitive. Herbal viagra uk Since January 1, herbal viagra uk five of the Rangers 15 regulation losses can by more than one goal and two of those games featured an empty net goal. Herbal viagra uk So in 11 of those losses, herbal viagra uk one or two goals would have made the difference in the Rangers getting one or two points instead of no points.

Herbal viagra uk Instead of playing well enough to win (or earn points), herbal viagra uk the Rangers are now playing well enough to lose in regulation – and thus not earn any points.

Herbal viagra uk Quite obviously, herbal viagra uk if the Rangers are going to reverse this trend they are going to have to address their biggest problem – scoring goals.

Herbal viagra uk The “easiest” way to improve their scoring output is to revive their moribund power play. Herbal viagra uk While acquiring Bryan McCabe was a good first step in this revival, herbal viagra uk nothing is going to happen until there is a change in Coach John Tortorella’s philosophy or unless the players change their ways.

Herbal viagra uk The most striking problem with the Rangers power play is its inability/lack of willingness to station a player in front of the net. Herbal viagra uk Far too often all five players are far too willing to play on the perimeter – thus making it easier for their opponent to kill the penalty. Herbal viagra uk Even when they do venture near the crease, herbal viagra uk too many times players are stationed to the side of the goalie – as opposed to standing in front of him.

Herbal viagra uk It is no coincidence that Ranger fans lament all of the goals against that have been deflected by Henrik Lundqvist or have bounced in off Blueshirt defenders – especially when you consider the Rangers inability to score these types of goals. Herbal viagra uk As Branch Rickey once said, herbal viagra uk “Luck is the residue of design.” In other words, herbal viagra uk you ain’t going to score those types of goals if you ain’t willing to pay the price in front of the net.

Herbal viagra uk In concert with getting traffic in front of the net is the team’s need to shoot the puck. Herbal viagra uk Part of the Rangers play on the perimeter is their need to set up the perfect shot. Herbal viagra uk While the crowd does get too restless too quickly, herbal viagra uk they do have a point – the Rangers need to shoot the puck (on goal, herbal viagra uk of course) more on the power play. Herbal viagra uk Heck, herbal viagra uk it doesn’t even need to be on net sometimes. Herbal viagra uk They could make good use of bounces off the end boards – like Derek Stepan did at Washington for his power play goal. Herbal viagra uk

Herbal viagra uk While, herbal viagra uk this strategy also carries over very well to even strength play as well, herbal viagra uk the most important thing is for the Rangers to just relax and get back to basics. Herbal viagra uk Granted, herbal viagra uk this is easier said than done. Herbal viagra uk You can see and feel the Rangers gripping their sticks tightly and over-thinking in offensive situations. Herbal viagra uk Two prime examples came in the 3-1 loss to the Wild.

Herbal viagra uk Ryan Callahan had Jose Theodore down and out as the Rangers were primed to take a two-goal lead. Herbal viagra uk However, herbal viagra uk rather than elevate the puck and bury the biscuit in the basket, herbal viagra uk Callahan simply slid the puck along the ice allowing the Minnesota netminder to make the save.

Herbal viagra uk The second situation came right before Kyle Brodziak tied the game with his power play goal. Herbal viagra uk The Rangers broke out on a two-on-one with Brandon Dubinsky, herbal viagra uk on his off wing, herbal viagra uk driving into the Wild zone. Herbal viagra uk Rather than go to the net and take the shot, herbal viagra uk Dubinsky was looking to pass to Callahan. Herbal viagra uk As a result, herbal viagra uk Dubinsky ended up shanking his late shot wide of the net.

Herbal viagra uk In either case, herbal viagra uk the Rangers would have had a two-goal lead and the shape of the game would have changed.

Herbal viagra uk While the season is not lost (yet), herbal viagra uk they have lost any room for error. Herbal viagra uk With Buffalo just two points behind and having three games in hand, herbal viagra uk the Rangers have lost control of their own playoff destiny. Herbal viagra uk

Herbal viagra uk Following the game Tortorella said, herbal viagra uk “We are going to keep our heads up, herbal viagra uk we are going to stay together and we are going to find our way.”

Herbal viagra uk The only problem is that the better starts finding their way tonight in Ottawa or it might just be too late as far as the 2010-2011 season is concerned.

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