Viagra overnight Yes, viagra overnight the New York Rangers are back in town after a seven game road trip that spanned two continents, viagra overnight games in six different countries, viagra overnight and according to Andrew Gross of The Record, viagra overnight about 16, viagra overnight000 frequent flyer miles earned. Viagra overnight And after one home game, viagra overnight it appears that the Rangers inability to make Madison Square Garden a home-ice advantage has returned to town as well.

Viagra overnight Including last night’s game, viagra overnight the Blueshirts are 38-35-10 at home. Viagra overnight Conversely, viagra overnight during the last two years plus their first five home games this season (3-2-0), viagra overnight the New York Islanders are 43-34-10 at home.

Viagra overnight Referring to his .500 squad the coach said, viagra overnight “I think we’re a work in progress and we’re going to get better. Viagra overnight There are certain parts of our game that I like, viagra overnight other parts that we need to focus on and improve. Viagra overnight Every team goes through that and we’re no different than anybody else.”

Viagra overnight You have to admit that statement pretty much sums up the state of the Rangers as they stand 3-3-2 after their first eight games. Viagra overnight The interesting point is that statement was not uttered by John Tortorella, viagra overnight nor is the team in question the New York Rangers.

Viagra overnight That quote is from Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault and was made to Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun on October 16 after the Western Conference champions had played their first five games.

Viagra overnight My reason for using that quote is simple – the Rangers are going through the same rough patch that every team goes through. Viagra overnight My concern is not with the results, viagra overnight but rather with the how the Rangers are getting there.

Viagra overnight Larry Brooks of the NY Post summed up the problem with the Rangers in the lead of his Maple Leafs-Rangers game story, viagra overnight “The Rangers have done nothing yet to identify themselves as heirs to the 2010-11 Black-and-Blueshirts.”

Viagra overnight If John Davidson were still broadcasting games for the MSG Network, viagra overnight he would remind fans of how teams struggle in the first game back from a long road trip – and they don’t get much longer than 16, viagra overnight000+ miles.

Viagra overnight Personally I always felt that ”adage” was just an excuse for a team not getting the job done, viagra overnight but this year might be a different case because the seven-game road trip was not your standard long road trip. Viagra overnight Even the “first-game-back-from-a-long-road-trip” blues was not standard.

Viagra overnight After struggling to generate shots, viagra overnight never mind goals, viagra overnight the Rangers were flying in the first period and could have been up 3-0 if not for the two disallowed goals. Viagra overnight Given how the Blueshirts lit up Jonas Gustavsson the last time he played at the Garden, viagra overnight the game could have had a far different outcome.

Viagra overnight When you combine the disallowed goals with an inconsistent second and third period from Henrik Lundqvist, viagra overnight you have the recipe for an Opening Night loss.

Viagra overnight What concerns me the most about last night’s loss was how the team lost focus – a fact that Tortorella and Lundqvist both readily admitted.

Viagra overnight “I was a little surprised on a couple goals, viagra overnight” Lundqvist told Steve Zipay of Newsday. Viagra overnight “I wasn’t as sharp as I needed to be mentally.”

Viagra overnight In his post-game press conference the Coach confessed, viagra overnight “I think physically we were lethargic and mentally we were lethargic.”

Viagra overnight Tortorella has gone out of his way to treat the Rangers European vacation as he would any other road trip in an attempt to prevent the team from using it as an excuse for a slow start. Viagra overnight

Viagra overnight You have to wonder did the Rangers globetrotting did take a lot out of them, viagra overnight is it just one game, viagra overnight or are the problems deeper than some expected?

Viagra overnight While the Rangers did win three of their four games on the trip to western Canada, viagra overnight they didn’t exactly play awe-inspiring hockey for most of those games.

Viagra overnight Elliotte Friedman of CBC.ca made an interesting point in an October 17 column about giving a team 10 games into a season to sort things out.

Viagra overnight A few years ago, viagra overnight Friedman said an anonymous GM told him, viagra overnight “I believe in the 10-game rule. Viagra overnight You don’t get a true sense of a team in the first 10 games. Viagra overnight I don’t put too much into a hot or cold start.”

Viagra overnight Recently, viagra overnight that GM amended his belief given the advent of points being awarded for overtime and shootout losses.

Viagra overnight The GM told Friedman, viagra overnight “With the three-point games, viagra overnight teams can’t win the Stanley Cup in the first 10 games of the season, viagra overnight” he said. Viagra overnight “But they sure can lose it that quickly.”

Viagra overnight Given the Rangers penchant for life-and-death struggles at the end of the season just to make the playoffs, viagra overnight it would be nice to bank some points early in the season to lessen the pressure late in the season

Viagra overnight SEAN AVERY

Viagra overnight I have tried to steer clear of the Sean Avery Situation because it is quite the polarizing subject – which is amazing given that he is a third/fourth liner player at best.
I find it amusing how some Ranger fans have elevated Avery’s demotion to the point of it being on par with, viagra overnight or an even greater affront to Ranger fandom, viagra overnight than the waiving of Eddie Giacomin 36 years ago this Halloween and the trading of Brad Park and Jean Ratelle to the Boston Bruins about a week later.

Viagra overnight It is kind of interesting that the pain that the pro-Avery fans are suffering is only matched by the hatred they have towards Tortorella for banishing Avery to the AHL. Viagra overnight This is the same Sean Avery that 29 teams passed on before he was sent to the AHL. Viagra overnight This is the same Sean Avery that 29 teams passed on when the Rangers claimed him re-entry waivers.

Viagra overnight Does Avery deserve a spot on the Rangers ahead of the likes of Erik Christensen and Kris Newbury? Absolutely, viagra overnight but there are a million reasons why Christensen is here ahead of Avery and about 1.4 million reasons why Newbury is here ahead of Avery. Viagra overnight If you substitute dollars for reasons, viagra overnight you have one answer as to why Avery is skating in the AHL.

Viagra overnight Of course, viagra overnight the fact that Avery and Tortorella are like motor oil and water plays a big part as well. Viagra overnight It is not the first time a coach has banished a player to the AHL for personal reasons and it sure won’t be the last.

Viagra overnight Ranger fans should be more upset with Torts over his opinion on Paul Mara than on Avery. Viagra overnight Given the uncertain future of Marc Staal, viagra overnight Mara fills the Rangers need better than Avery does and Mara is a much better solution than Jeff Woywitka, viagra overnight Brendan Bell or even Anton Stralman – who may or may not be a Rangers target.

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