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Uk pharmacies cheap viagra In the space of two games, uk pharmacies cheap viagra their seven point lead on Carolina is down to three points with the Hurricanes holding a game in hand – and the Rangers are tied with Buffalo who also has a game in hand.

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Uk pharmacies cheap viagra The question that must be addressed was last night’s 6-2 loss to the Islanders an aberration or a harbinger of bad things to come?

Uk pharmacies cheap viagra The Blueshirts two-game losing streak comes on the heels of an 8-1-1 streak that enabled the Rangers to regain control of their playoff destiny. Uk pharmacies cheap viagra Teams go through ebbs and flows during the season – it just seems that the Rangers some time pick the wrong time to ebb.

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Uk pharmacies cheap viagra Perhaps the most telling point that came out of the losses to the Sabres is how the Rangers could muster lackluster efforts at best at a critical point in their season.

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Uk pharmacies cheap viagra Andrew Gross in his NorthJeresy.com Blog offered up a possible answer as to the Rangers “tentative” play.
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Even if that were true, uk pharmacies cheap viagra it is still a “chicken-and-the-egg” question. Uk pharmacies cheap viagra Are the Rangers tense because that is the way the coach is acting or is the coach acting that was because the team is playing tense and not getting the job done?
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Quite frankly, uk pharmacies cheap viagra that pretty much sums up the entire Rangers offensive philosophy – especially on the power play. Uk pharmacies cheap viagra They look to be too fine and strive to find that perfect shot, uk pharmacies cheap viagra rather than get into good shooting position/lanes and put pucks on goal with traffic in front of the net – which is a problem in and of itself.
Watch any Ranger game and notice how poorly positioned the Rangers are – especially their forwards. Uk pharmacies cheap viagra I am a big proponent of “ice balance” which means you don’t have three forwards fighting for the puck below the goal line and opening yourself up top yet another odd-man rush. Uk pharmacies cheap viagra It means the defense stays on their side and doesn’t cut over to play the puck – thus leaving an open lane to the Rangers net.
Probably my biggest gripe in regards to ice balance comes when the Rangers forwards absolutely refuse to go the front of the net/top of the crease. Uk pharmacies cheap viagra Far too often forwards are at the side of net and are out of position for rebounds or to even screen a goalie.
I know it sounds like a small thing, uk pharmacies cheap viagra but in the grand scheme of things it is these small things that fuel the bigger picture. Uk pharmacies cheap viagra In the big picture of an NHL game, uk pharmacies cheap viagra one goal doesn’t seem like all that much, uk pharmacies cheap viagra but when you are struggling top score goals it becomes the difference in getting points and getting left out of the playoffs.
Just think how big it would have been just to score one more goal per game in that 0-5-1 streak. Uk pharmacies cheap viagra An extra goal a game is the difference between fighting for their playoff lives and having 93 points and being a combination of two points away from clinching a playoff spot. Uk pharmacies cheap viagra

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