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Buy herbal viagra In the space of two games, buy herbal 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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Buy herbal viagra Before taking that final step off the cliff, buy herbal viagra fans need to take a deep breath and take a step back. Buy herbal viagra As bad as it looks – and it doesn’t look too good at first glance – the Rangers still control their own playoff destiny. Buy herbal viagra The one thing they do not control is their ability to set their playoff seeding.

Buy herbal 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?

Buy herbal 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. Buy herbal viagra Teams go through ebbs and flows during the season – it just seems that the Rangers some time pick the wrong time to ebb.

Buy herbal viagra The problem is not the two-game losing streak. Buy herbal viagra The problem is the team’s last five games have only produced five goals – which is a big contrast to the Rangers scoring 32 goals in their previous seven games. Buy herbal viagra Incredibly, buy herbal viagra the Rangers are 2-2-1 in those five games – a testament to the work they have been receiving from The King.

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Buy herbal viagra After turning in a performance that Coach John Tortorella referred to as “[it was] like it was Game 25 instead of Game 77}”, buy herbal viagra the Rangers all but phoned in their effort against Islanders. Buy herbal viagra The lone bright spot was that Lundqvist didn’t get hurt and was able to get the third period off as Chad Johnson mopped up for the Rangers.

Buy herbal viagra Andrew Gross in his NorthJeresy.com Blog offered up a possible answer as to the Rangers “tentative” play.
“Coach John Tortorella, buy herbal viagra because of the person he is, buy herbal viagra is a little tense right now. Buy herbal viagra Just a theory, buy herbal viagra but the rest of the team may be picking up on that, buy herbal viagra” Gross wrote.
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Even if that were true, buy herbal viagra it is still a “chicken-and-the-egg” question. Buy herbal 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, buy herbal viagra that pretty much sums up the entire Rangers offensive philosophy – especially on the power play. Buy herbal viagra They look to be too fine and strive to find that perfect shot, buy herbal 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. Buy herbal 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. Buy herbal 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. Buy herbal 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, buy herbal viagra but in the grand scheme of things it is these small things that fuel the bigger picture. Buy herbal viagra In the big picture of an NHL game, buy herbal viagra one goal doesn’t seem like all that much, buy herbal 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. Buy herbal 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. Buy herbal viagra

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