2013/2014 Season


Cialis iop Given the predictions coming from hockey analysts, cialis iop the New York Rangers would do the NHL a world of service and just capitulate and concede the Stanley Cup to the Los Angeles Kings – who set an NHL record of winning three consecutive Game 7s in the same playoffs.

Cialis iop Interestingly enough, cialis iop many of those same pundits were writing the Rangers off because they won two Game 7s.

Cialis iop Every time someone has tried to bury the Rangers, cialis iop they have refused to go gently into that good night. Cialis iop While the Rangers embrace the underdog role, cialis iop they are conceding nothing.

Cialis iop “So throughout these playoffs, cialis iop and it’s not gonna change now, cialis iop we’ve been the underdog, cialis iop” Alain Vigneault told Justin Tasch of the Daily News. Cialis iop “But what we’ve done is we’ve focused on how we play and what we need to do on the ice, cialis iop and that’s definitely what we’re gonna do here come Wednesday.”

Cialis iop Hockey analysts point to the Western Conference’s dominance as a leading factor in their predictions of a Kings Stanley Cup championship. Cialis iop However, cialis iop a closer look hardly points to any such dominance.

Cialis iop Of the last 13 Stanley Cup winners, cialis iop just seven have come from the Western Conference. Cialis iop If you go all the back to 1991 (the year that the Oilers/Flames run ended), cialis iop the numbers are dead even – 11 titles per Conference. Cialis iop

Cialis iop Unlike the rich playoff history between the Rangers-Canadiens, cialis iop the Rangers-Kings playoff history is brief. Cialis iop The teams have met twice in the playoffs – both times in the NHL’s Preliminary Round. Cialis iop In 1979, cialis iop the Rangers began their unexpected run to the Stanley Cup Final with a two-game sweep (in a Best-of-Three showdown).

Cialis iop Two years later the Rangers took the Best-of-Five series in four games. Cialis iop That playoff matchup turned ugly following the first period of Game 2 when both benches emptied for an old-fashioned BRAWL that featured six game misconducts (three per team), cialis iop and a Rangers team record for penalty minutes in one period (125) and a game (145). Cialis iop Rookie Ed “Boxcar” Hospodar led the way with 39 PIMs.

Cialis iop Even Nick Fotiu, cialis iop who was serving an eight-game suspension for going into the stands in Detroit, cialis iop got involved as he raced down to the glass to pull a Kings fan of one of his teammates. Cialis iop

Cialis iop Truly a game that the Hanson Brothers could be proud of.

Cialis iop The season series offers no insights into the Stanley Cup Final. Cialis iop The Rangers defeated Los Angeles on October 7 as the Blueshirts registered the first of three road victories (in nine games) to start the season.

Cialis iop About five weeks later the teams finished their season series as the Kings shut out the Rangers 1-0 with the win going to a goaltender who isn’t even in the organization any more (Ben Scrivens).

Cialis iop Both teams have evolved and changed since that November 17 tilt. Cialis iop Each team’s leading playoff goal scorer (Martin St. Cialis iop Louis and Marian Gaborik) wasn’t even a glimpse in their GM’s eye.

Cialis iop I see the Rangers road to victory following the path of the following keys:

Cialis iop In each of my previous playoff previews, cialis iop two keys that have followed the Rangers are Special Teams/Discipline and having their best players be their best players. Cialis iop Their checklist for victory begins with these two factors.

Cialis iop Los Angeles begins the SCF as the highest scoring team in all of the playoffs, cialis iop averaging 3.48 goals – compared to the eighth rated Rangers (2.70). Cialis iop The Kings power play is fifth in the playoffs (28.6%) compared to the tenth rated Rangers (13.6%).

Cialis iop Fortunately for the Rangers, cialis iop their penalty killers have been the second best in the playoffs (85.9%) and probably would have been the best except the Flyers posted their numbers against the Blueshirts. Cialis iop The Kings penalty killers were rated ninth (81.2%).

Cialis iop Obviously, cialis iop the easiest way to slow down the Kings power play is to play smart hockey and eliminate bad penalties – especially the careless ones in the offensive zone.

Cialis iop When the Rangers are on the power play they need to be disciplined enough to follow Wayne Gretzky’s advice: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Therefore, cialis iop the Rangers must stop chasing the elusive “perfect shot for the perfect goal” and look to get more rubber on goal – and more bodies in front of the goaltender.

Cialis iop The Kings are the second-best team on faceoffs in the playoffs. Cialis iop The Rangers are going to lose their fair share of draws, cialis iop but they can help mitigate the problem by staying disciplined and remembering their defensive assignments.

Cialis iop The deeper you get in the playoffs, cialis iop the more teams need their stars to lead the way. Cialis iop The Kings have the overall advantage in terms of SCF experience. Cialis iop As a result, cialis iop St. Cialis iop Louis and Brad Richards have to step up and show their less-experienced teammates the way. Cialis iop Even SCF rookie Rick Nash can channel his Team Canada experiences to help his teammates brave the big stage.

Cialis iop It is important that the Rangers big guns fire in this series because you know that the Kings big guns (Gaborik, cialis iop Jeff Carter, cialis iop Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar) will. Cialis iop If the Rangers do end up losing to the Kings, cialis iop karma will probably end up biting the Blueshirts in the arse as Gaborik would probably walk away with the Conn Smythe Trophy.

Cialis iop No Fly-Bys: This key is a two-parter. Cialis iop The Kings are a very physical team so the Rangers will have to step up their physical play to match the Kings and to slow them down through the neutral zone. Cialis iop The Rangers must follow their pokechecks with body contact and not get caught off balance and out of position. Cialis iop On offense, cialis iop it means Rangers forwards have to stop their habit of flying by the top of the crease and setting up shop at the side of the net. Cialis iop They would be in much better position to pounce on rebounds if they positioned themselves at the top of the crease as opposed to side of the net. Cialis iop

Cialis iop The Rangers also need to do a better job of finishing around the net. Cialis iop I don’t know if the Rangers inability to score off rebounds is a result of good defensive play or really bad finishing skills. Cialis iop No wonder the Blueshirts don’t always like to go to the front of the net.

Cialis iop Third Period: If the Rangers want to know what their best game plan is they just need to watch the tape of the third period of Game 6 against Montreal. Cialis iop The Blueshirts did not sit on their one goal lead. Cialis iop Instead, cialis iop they forechecked the Habs into submission. Cialis iop The more the puck is in the Kings zone, cialis iop the more chances the Rangers will have to score – thus limiting the number of scoring chances the Kings will have. Cialis iop They need to put pressure on the likes of Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell, cialis iop or even Robyn Regehr if he is healthy enough to get into the lineup.

Cialis iop Quicken The Pressure: Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has the ability to win a series on his own. Cialis iop However, cialis iop Quick has struggled this year. Cialis iop The Rangers need to get some traffic in front of Quick and force him to scramble to find the puck. Cialis iop In such situations, cialis iop he will have a tendency to drop to the ice early – thus leaving the top of the net uncovered. Cialis iop When Quick is off his game he will often fight the puck and be overly aggressive. Cialis iop As a result, cialis iop the Rangers will want to get Quick moving and let his aggression pull him out of the play. Cialis iop On other thing to watch is to see if Quick taking a shot off his right collarbone during practice on Tuesday factors into his play during the series.

Cialis iop Early and Often: I have talked about the idea that momentum does not carry from game-to-game. Cialis iop If that were the case, cialis iop we would be watching the San Jose Sharks play the Pittsburgh Penguins. Cialis iop However, cialis iop there is fatigue-factor that can carry over from game-to-game – and it isn’t necessarily a physical fatigue.

Cialis iop Constantly having to rally to just survive and advance can take as much out of a team as playing a lot of games in a short period of time. Cialis iop The Rangers need to come out extra strong to start the series and fire the opening salvo by winning Game 1. Cialis iop In addition to coming out strong in Game 1, cialis iop they need to be strong at the start of each game. Cialis iop A lot of their success against Montreal was their ability to play with the lead.

Cialis iop While much has been made about the Kings resiliency and their ability to bounce back, cialis iop the Blueshirts need to make Los Angeles chase them on the scoreboard. Cialis iop Even the most flexible rubber band can be overextended and break.

Cialis iop Torts/AV: While Vigneault has the team buying into his system, cialis iop some of the Rangers success in the playoffs goes back to the defensive foundation that John Tortorella developed. Cialis iop Truth be told, cialis iop the Rangers could have, cialis iop and probably should have, cialis iop been playing an AV-like style under Torts, cialis iop but the former coach just never seemed to have enough confidence in his team.

Cialis iop The Rangers are going to need to harken back to their Tortorella days when it comes to defending against the Kings. Cialis iop Los Angeles is a team that far and away led the NHL in hits so the Rangers had better be prepared to return to their “Black-and-Blueshirts” ways. Cialis iop No one expects the Rangers to play the trap, cialis iop but they’re going to have to clog the neutral zone.

Cialis iop Five-Foot Rule: The Rangers have to obey the five foot rule in terms of defensive responsibility and in neutral zone play. Cialis iop Any time the Rangers have the opportunity to control the puck within five feet of their blue line; they must clear the puck out and resist the urge for a costly turnover.

Cialis iop Conversely, cialis iop when the Rangers get within five feet of the Kings blue line they can’t afford to turn the puck over in the neutral zone. Cialis iop If there is no play to be made, cialis iop then the puck must be sent in deep to avoid turnovers and potential odd-man rushes. Cialis iop Playing some “dump-and-chase” hockey will also help them set up their forechecking – provided the Rangers remember the “chase” part.

Cialis iop Despite those who see the playing of the games as a mere formality, cialis iop this series is not that easy to figure out. Cialis iop Yes, cialis iop it does appear that the Kings are a team of destiny who are enjoying the “magic carpet ride”. Cialis iop Winning three consecutive Game 7s, cialis iop all on the road (including being down 3-0 to San Jose) does speak to that Los Angeles mystique.

Cialis iop However, cialis iop the Rangers can lay claim to their own mojo working in their direction with a pair of Game 7 victories, cialis iop including their first ever 3-1 series comeback. Cialis iop Toss in their ability overcome their Bell Centre of horrors and the Rangers can claim a share of that magic carpet.

Cialis iop The season series between the two teams really doesn’t play into figuring out the Stanley Cup because the two teams haven’t seen each other in over six months.

Cialis iop The Rangers have been used to the underdog role since the beginning of the playoffs. Cialis iop They were too small to beat the Flyers. Cialis iop They weren’t offensive enough to beat the Penguins. Cialis iop They weren’t fast enough to beat the Canadiens.

Cialis iop Guess what?

Cialis iop The Rangers still managed to find a way to beat all three teams to reach the Stanley Cup Final. Cialis iop

Cialis iop Alain Vigneault spent seven years as coach of the Vancouver Canucks so he is familiar with the Los Angeles Kings. Cialis iop Av’s Canucks beat the Kings in six games in the Western Conference Quarterfinals in 2010. Cialis iop The Kings got their revenge two years later in a five-game Western Conference Quarterfinals victory as part of the Kings march to the championship.

Cialis iop In the end, cialis iop AV’s first-hand experience dealing with the Kings and the Rangers edge in goal and on defense will prove to be the difference with the Rangers Game 7 mojo outlasting the Kings Game 7 mojo as Lord Stanley’s Cup returns to Madison Square Garden for the first time in 20 years after a hard fought seven-game series.

Cialis iop Hopefully, cialis iop it won’t be another 20 years between Rangers Stanley Cup championships.

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Pizer india viagra side effects The 2014 Eastern Conference Finals is what hockey is all about – an Original Six matchup between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens. Pizer india viagra side effects It is also a rematch of the 1986 Eastern Conference Finals won by the Canadiens in five games behind rookie goaltender Patrick Roy who turned a so-so regular season into a Conn Smythe Trophy for his playoff heroics.

Pizer india viagra side effects This series also features two teams who are looking to return to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in over 20 years. Pizer india viagra side effects Montreal also carries the mantle (and burden) of being the last Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup (1993).

Pizer india viagra side effects The Blueshirts/Habs playoff meeting is the 15th between the two teams, pizer india viagra side effects with each team winning seven. Pizer india viagra side effects Those 15 matchups push the teams past Toronto and Boston for the fifth most frequent playoff matchup.

Pizer india viagra side effects The last time the two clubs met in the playoffs was 1996 and the Rangers prevailed in a weird six game series. Pizer india viagra side effects The Blueshirts dropped the first two games of the series at MSG before roaring back to win the next four – including the first ever playoff game in the Molson Centre (now the Bell Centre).

Pizer india viagra side effects It is kind of funny how times have changed for the Rangers in terms of their ability to play on the road at Montreal. Pizer india viagra side effects

Pizer india viagra side effects During the last few years, pizer india viagra side effects it has been the Rangers who have been getting their bell rung at the Bell Centre.

Pizer india viagra side effects Pat Leonard of the Daily News detailed just how much the Bell Centre has become a house of horrors to the Rangers:

• The Rangers have only two wins in their last 12 games in Montreal dating back to February 2008.
• In their last four games in Montreal, pizer india viagra side effects the team has only one goal (Ryan Callahan – 11/16/13) and just two goals (John Mitchell – 1/15/12). Pizer india viagra side effects The last time a current Ranger scored in Montreal was one exactly one year prior to Mitchell’s goal (Mats Zuccarello provided the honors).
• Things have not been much better for Henrik Lundqvist in Montreal. Pizer india viagra side effects Rookie netminder Cam Talbot made both starts in Montreal this year because of The King’s less-than-regal 4-5-2 record. Pizer india viagra side effects Talbot’s 1-0 win on November 16, pizer india viagra side effects 2013 marked the team’s first win at the Bell Centre since March 17, pizer india viagra side effects 2009 – which was also Lundqvist’s last win in Montreal.

As you might expect, pizer india viagra side effects the series will be an emotional one for Martin St. Pizer india viagra side effects Louis as he returns home to play for the first time since losing his mother. Pizer india viagra side effects The team pulled together when the tragedy first hit and you can expect them to support their teammate even more now.

Pizer india viagra side effects On May 12, pizer india viagra side effects Pierre McGuire spoke with WFAN’s Mike Francesa about how the team has rallied around St. Pizer india viagra side effects Louis.

Pizer india viagra side effects “They have become a family, pizer india viagra side effects right before our very eyes, pizer india viagra side effects if there were any guys who were maybe not on board or not prepared to do the heavy lifting to get back in the series, pizer india viagra side effects they have all bought in now, pizer india viagra side effects” McGuire said. Pizer india viagra side effects “I really think that the galvanizing moment is how the Rangers have handled the passing of Marty St. Pizer india viagra side effects Louis’ mother and it has brought them together as a group.”

Pizer india viagra side effects St. Pizer india viagra side effects Louis might be able to help his teammates through their rough time in Montreal. Pizer india viagra side effects While he did not score in Montreal, pizer india viagra side effects he did help Tampa Bay to Shootout and Overtime wins in the Bell Centre. Pizer india viagra side effects St. Pizer india viagra side effects Louis did score in the Lightning’s one home game against the Habs – a 2-1 Shootout loss.

Pizer india viagra side effects It is also a return for Coach Alain Vigneault as he started his NHL coaching career with Montreal. Pizer india viagra side effects In 266 games with the Habs (1997/98-2000/01), pizer india viagra side effects AV compiled a 109-118-35-4 record. Pizer india viagra side effects His replacement in Montreal was current coach Michel Therrien (in his first stint as the Canadiens coach).

Pizer india viagra side effects While you can bet Brandon Prust and Dale Weise will be amped to play against their former teammates, pizer india viagra side effects the Rangers win that battle as former Habs’ first round draft pick Ryan McDonagh squares off against the team that drafted him. Pizer india viagra side effects If the Rangers manage to win the Stanley Cup they really do owe former Montreal GM Bob Gainey a ring for not only taking Scott Gomez but for giving McDonagh to the Blueshirts.

Pizer india viagra side effects Whether the Rangers faced the Montreal Canadiens or the Boston Bruins, pizer india viagra side effects the road to the Stanley Cup Finals was not going to be a cakewalk. Pizer india viagra side effects It was just going to be a matter of picking your poison. Pizer india viagra side effects

Pizer india viagra side effects The Bruins represented a battle-tested playoff team that has experienced what it takes to win a Stanley Cup. Pizer india viagra side effects Led by the likes of Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic, pizer india viagra side effects the Rangers would have been facing an intense physical battle – kind of like what they expected from the Philadelphia Flyers.

Pizer india viagra side effects While the Canadiens will never be mistaken for Herb Brooks’ smurfs of the 1980s, pizer india viagra side effects the Habs rely on their skating and finesse to win games. Pizer india viagra side effects Montreal is a team that has been able to score goals at even strength (2nd only to the Rangers) and on the power play (4th best) in the playoffs – kind of like what they expected from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pizer india viagra side effects The one thing the Rangers had going for them in the first two rounds might not be such a big advantage for them in this series. Pizer india viagra side effects For the first time in the playoffs, pizer india viagra side effects Lundqvist is not head-and-shoulders the better goaltender. Pizer india viagra side effects Some might say that Montreal’s Carey Price has that advantage – and based on his play against the Blueshirts – they might be right.

Pizer india viagra side effects In his last five games against the Rangers, pizer india viagra side effects Price has posted a 4-1 record and has allowed only two goals in those five games.

Pizer india viagra side effects As we look ahead to the keys to this series, pizer india viagra side effects we need to remember that there are two building blocks that are essential to the Rangers foundation to building a winning playoff strategy. Pizer india viagra side effects The fact that they are also the two most inconsistent parts of their game goes to show how reliant the Blueshirts have been on Lundqvist being the best goalie in the series – something that is not written in stone against the Habs.

Pizer india viagra side effects The Rangers special teams must step up their play from the first two rounds. Pizer india viagra side effects While the power play and penalty kill improved against the Penguins, pizer india viagra side effects the team can’t get by with the ninth best power play and the 13th best penalty kill.

Pizer india viagra side effects Discipline is a big part of the Rangers special team improvement. Pizer india viagra side effects The team’s discipline with the man advantage means taking the good shot and not passing the puck in an attempt for the great shot. Pizer india viagra side effects It means being disciplined enough to remember to get traffic at the front of the net.

Pizer india viagra side effects As far as penalty killing goes, pizer india viagra side effects the best strategy is just to stay out of the penalty box. Pizer india viagra side effects If you thought you saw some strange calls in the previous two series – you ain’t seen anything yet. Pizer india viagra side effects Whether it is fan paranoia, pizer india viagra side effects excuse-making or partial truth, pizer india viagra side effects the perception is that the Canadian teams (especially those in Montreal and Toronto) tend to get the benefit of the doubt in terms of calls. Pizer india viagra side effects Not only should we not expect that perception to change, pizer india viagra side effects we should expect the cynicism to grow as our northern brethren hold their collective breaths in anticipation of Montreal bringing the Stanley Cup back home to Canada.

Pizer india viagra side effects The second recurring key is that the Rangers best players need to be their best players. Pizer india viagra side effects At this point, pizer india viagra side effects the main target of this point is Rick Nash. Pizer india viagra side effects While he is doing all the little things you need him to do, pizer india viagra side effects he is not doing the main thing you need him to – score goals. Pizer india viagra side effects With Montreal being more of a finesse team, pizer india viagra side effects you would expect/hope that Nash can finally break out offensively.

Pizer india viagra side effects Looking ahead to this series, pizer india viagra side effects I see the Rangers possible path to victory coming down to these keys.

Pizer india viagra side effects 1. The Matchups – It will be interesting to see which line Therrien uses his top defense pairing of P.K. Pizer india viagra side effects Subban and Josh Gorges against? If he doesn’t use that pairing against Nash-Derek Stepan-Chris Kreider, pizer india viagra side effects he might use the Andrei Markov and Alexi Emelin pairing. Pizer india viagra side effects I would guess that AV would want to keep Nash’s line away from the top pair – which will be difficult at the Bell Centre when the Habs have the last change.

Pizer india viagra side effects 2. Break The Streaks – There are lots of streaks that the Rangers need to break if they want to get to the Stanley Cup Finals. Pizer india viagra side effects First and foremost, pizer india viagra side effects Lundqvist has to be Le Roi in this series – especially in the Bell Centre. Pizer india viagra side effects In his last four starts in Montreal, pizer india viagra side effects Lundqvist is 0-3-1 with a 6.99 GAA and a .862 SV%.

Pizer india viagra side effects Lundqvist is not the only player who needs to break the Bell Centre jinx. Pizer india viagra side effects Prior to their 1-0 win in November, pizer india viagra side effects the Rangers had lost their last eight games in Montreal by a combined 30-7 score.

Pizer india viagra side effects The time has come for Nash to break out of his playoff scoring slump and show why the Rangers invested so heavily in him. Pizer india viagra side effects The Habs are not that physical a team (as compared to the Flyers or Bruins) so he should be able to be effective driving to the net.

Pizer india viagra side effects The most important streak that needs to come to an end is the 0-13 record when the Rangers have a lead in a playoff series. Pizer india viagra side effects Until the Blueshirts manage to exorcise that stat they are eternally doomed to play seven game series – and no team has ever won the Stanley Cup after playing 28 playoff games.

Pizer india viagra side effects 3. Strike First – This key has a double connotation to it. Pizer india viagra side effects As we saw throughout the Second Round, pizer india viagra side effects the first goal of the game was golden – and it should be no different in this series. Pizer india viagra side effects With the Bell Centre packing in nearly 22, pizer india viagra side effects000 screaming rabid Canadiens fans, pizer india viagra side effects the Rangers would be very wise to score early (and often) and try to keep the crowd out of the game. Pizer india viagra side effects The more the crowd is in the game, pizer india viagra side effects the more the Habs will feed off that, pizer india viagra side effects and the more the officials will feed off that as well. Pizer india viagra side effects If you don’t think that plays a part in a game in Montreal, pizer india viagra side effects well, pizer india viagra side effects then I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.

Pizer india viagra side effects The second part of striking first is getting a victory in Game 1, pizer india viagra side effects or at the very least in Game 2. Pizer india viagra side effects The Rangers want to be able to take away home-ice advantage as soon as possible. Pizer india viagra side effects Besides, pizer india viagra side effects if the Rangers can get Game 1 then they are set up to end the 0-13 streak early in the series, pizer india viagra side effects rather than later.

Pizer india viagra side effects 4. Forecheck – With the way Price and the Habs defense has stifled the Rangers offense, pizer india viagra side effects the Blueshirts are going to need to find ways to score. Pizer india viagra side effects Obviously, pizer india viagra side effects a semi-potent power play would work wonders. Pizer india viagra side effects Another way to generate offense is to pin Montreal in their own zone. Pizer india viagra side effects The Rangers showed flashes of brilliant forechecking against Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and they will need to step up the ante in this series.

Pizer india viagra side effects An aggressive and successful forecheck will not only lead to turnovers, pizer india viagra side effects but it will help to neutralize the Canadiens speed by controlling the tempo of the game and forcing Montreal to defend rather than attack.

Pizer india viagra side effects 5. Traffic – This key another one of those two-parters. Pizer india viagra side effects If the Rangers have learned anything from their matchups against the Flyers and Penguins it is that their offense is much better, pizer india viagra side effects and more effective, pizer india viagra side effects when they are driving to the net and screening goaltenders. Pizer india viagra side effects Price is so zoned into his game that his Olympic Gold could be followed up with Lord Stanley’s hardware. Pizer india viagra side effects The Rangers have to be as aggressive getting in Price’s grill as opponents are in getting bodies in front of Lundqvist.

Pizer india viagra side effects The second part of the traffic key is that the Rangers need to be able to clamp down on the neutral zone. Pizer india viagra side effects They can’t afford to let the Canadiens control the neutral zone because the speed they generate there will translate into scoring opportunities. Pizer india viagra side effects When the Rangers were on their game defensively against Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, pizer india viagra side effects neither team had any time or space in the neutral zone.

Pizer india viagra side effects The Canadiens are a team that looks to hit the long breakout passes for breakaways. Pizer india viagra side effects As a result, pizer india viagra side effects the solid forecheck and the ability to choke off the neutral zone are essential.

Pizer india viagra side effects When all is said and done, pizer india viagra side effects there is one thing that I can predict for a fact: the team that wins this series and advances to the Stanley Cup Finals will wear red, pizer india viagra side effects white, pizer india viagra side effects and blue.

Pizer india viagra side effects Okay, pizer india viagra side effects you all probably think I am a wise-ass because both teams wear those colors. Pizer india viagra side effects But if you noticed, pizer india viagra side effects I wrote red, pizer india viagra side effects white and blue, pizer india viagra side effects not rouge, pizer india viagra side effects blanc, pizer india viagra side effects et bleu.

Pizer india viagra side effects In the end, pizer india viagra side effects I see the Rangers doing what they do best – winning a seven-game playoff series. Pizer india viagra side effects I have seen some writers say that such a series will tire out the Rangers who have played 14 games as compared to just 11 for the Canadiens. Pizer india viagra side effects However, pizer india viagra side effects it is Montreal that is coming off a seven-game war against the Bruins.

Pizer india viagra side effects The Rangers are the more battle-tested playoff team and they have actually been able to get some rest. Pizer india viagra side effects While the NHL has not officially released the schedule, pizer india viagra side effects it is nowhere near as hectic as the previous series. Pizer india viagra side effects With Game 2 set for Monday (5/19), pizer india viagra side effects Games 3 and 4 would take place at the Garden on Thursday (5/22) and either Saturday (5/24) or Sunday (5/25). Pizer india viagra side effects The only problem is that you can bet MSG will be overrun with Habs fans who will be able to get tickets on the secondary market. Pizer india viagra side effects I don’t think the Rangers will be able to block Montreal fans the way the Seattle Seahawks blocked San Francisco 49ers fans from getting tickets to the NFC Championships.

Pizer india viagra side effects While the Canadiens did sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning and outlasted the Big Bad Bruins, pizer india viagra side effects Montreal is still a team that Brian Costello of The Hockey News called a “… pint-sized, pizer india viagra side effects icing a roster with a league-high nine forwards and four defensemen who stand 6-foot or smaller. Pizer india viagra side effects The Habs are at the bottom of the NHL weight scale as well with just one regular (Alexei Emelin) weighing 220 pounds or more.”

Pizer india viagra side effects In my opinion, pizer india viagra side effects it will be Montreal that wears down by the end of this series, pizer india viagra side effects not the Rangers.

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Female male viagra The Rangers might want to utilize a strategy that seemed to work against Martin Brodeur and might work against Mason. Female male viagra The Rangers need to start generating some of their offense from behind the net. Female male viagra That doesn’t necessarily mean trying to beat Mason on wrap-arounds. Female male viagra It means getting the Flyers to commit down low so that it either A) opens up shots from the point or B) opens up shots from the slot (assuming the forwards man-up and go to the slot).

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Gel tab viagra New York Rangers fans should thank Gary Bettman and the new NHL playoff structure for a couple of reasons. Gel tab viagra First off if the NHL were using last year’s playoff system, gel tab viagra the Rangers would be matched up with the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference’s four-five matchup. Gel tab viagra Given how much of a nightmare the Bell Centre has been for Henrik Lundqvist that is a good thing – no matter how successful the Blueshirts have been on the road this season.

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Gel tab viagra This season’s matchup marks the 11th time the Rangers and Flyers will do battle in the playoffs – tying them for the 10th most common playoff matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Gel tab viagra Louis Blues who are renewing their playoff rivalry for the 11th time.

Gel tab viagra The Broadstreet Bullies lead the all-time series 6-4; including winning the last meeting between the two teams in 1997 when the Flyers won the Eastern Conference Finals in five games. Gel tab viagra That series marked the final playoff appearances for Wayne Gretzky, gel tab viagra Mark Messier, gel tab viagra Mike Richter and it marked the final Rangers playoff appearance for Brian Leetch.

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Gel tab viagra The Rangers won Game 2 behind Wayne Gretzky’s hat trick to even the series, gel tab viagra but the Flyers swept Games 3 and 4 before finishing off the Rangers in Game 5.

Gel tab viagra The playoff victory in 1997 was the Flyers third consecutive playoff victory over the Rangers. Gel tab viagra The last time the Blueshirts defeated the Flyers in the playoffs was during the team’s improbable run to the 1986 Eastern Conference Finals as a fourth placed Rangers team (78 points) defeated the first place Flyers (110 points) in a fifth and deciding game in Philadelphia.

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Gel tab viagra Among playoff teams, gel tab viagra only the Detroit Red Wings (18) had fewer homes wins that the Rangers (20). Gel tab viagra While the Rangers accumulated 44 of their 96 points at home, gel tab viagra the Flyers gained 51 of their 94 points at home.

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Gel tab viagra Brad Richards was at a loss for a concrete answer to the Rangers road-home swing.

Gel tab viagra “I’ve never been on a team with the best road record and this kind of home record, gel tab viagra” Richards admitted to Jeff Z. Gel tab viagra Klein of the NY Times.

Gel tab viagra “Sometimes, gel tab viagra there’s no rhyme or reason. Gel tab viagra There’s no real great answer for you — I’d love to make one up. Gel tab viagra But we don’t prepare any differently at home than we do on the road.”

Gel tab viagra Richards understands that certain parts of a team’s game can be swayed by the home crowd and offered Klein the following explanation.

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Gel tab viagra Marc Staal put home ice advantage in its proper context while speaking with Steve Zipay of Newsday on Tuesday, gel tab viagra April 8.

Gel tab viagra “Home ice is big especially if you get later in the series, gel tab viagra Game 7 is an advantage if you have that home ice, gel tab viagra” Staal opined.

Gel tab viagra One wouldn’t think that it is imperative that the Rangers win Game 1, gel tab viagra but I believe it is important for the Blueshirts to draw first blood. Gel tab viagra The last thing you want to do is give the Flyers even the slightest glimpse of having any advantage in the series. Gel tab viagra The longer the Flyers troubles at MSG last, gel tab viagra the deeper the losing streak cements itself into Philly’s psyche.

Gel tab viagra It is a belief that the Flyers are bringing into this series.

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Gel tab viagra In order for the Rangers to even contemplate making a deep run in the Stanley Cup playoffs, gel tab viagra they need to stop playing seven game series. Gel tab viagra You want to “grab and go” in terms of the playoff series, gel tab viagra in other words, gel tab viagra you want to get in and out as quickly as possible – and most especially in this series.

Gel tab viagra You can expect the Flyers to come out hitting from the opening faceoff and through the final whistle – and beyond. Gel tab viagra I don’t think the Rangers will have a problem with the Flyers in terms of “regular physical play”, gel tab viagra but I do think they will have a problem with extracurricular activities that happen after every whistle – the type of play that turns every stoppage into a scrum.

Gel tab viagra It doesn’t matter who the player is or what kind of style he played before he joined the Flyers, gel tab viagra but it seems that once someone puts on the orange and black they all take on the Broad Street Bully persona.

Gel tab viagra The longer the series goes, gel tab viagra the more and more that will play a part in this series. Gel tab viagra With Games 6 and 7 being played on back-to-back nights, gel tab viagra it might be a lot to ask the Rangers to go seven and then turn around and be ready to play against a Pittsburgh Penguins team that should make short work of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Gel tab viagra It is this potential for Flyers shenanigans that would tempt me to play Daniel Carcillo over Jesper Fast. Gel tab viagra Given Alain Vigneault’s style of play, gel tab viagra I expect that he will opt to go with Fast’s speed and hockey abilities until circumstances dictate Carcillo’s style of play.

Gel tab viagra The Rangers recall of J.T. Gel tab viagra Miller might signify that the team is looking for a bit more jam in the lineup than Fast provides and a bit more finesse than Carcillo provides.

Gel tab viagra It is too bad that Chris Kreider’s status for the Philly series is unknown. Gel tab viagra He brings the best of what Fast and Carcillo can bring in terms of finesse, gel tab viagra speed, gel tab viagra scoring with just the right amount of chip on his shoulder. Gel tab viagra Unfortunately, gel tab viagra at this time of year all teams are facing their own injury problems. Gel tab viagra At least the Rangers are assured of the return of Ryan McDonagh.

Gel tab viagra The question will be how far out of the way with the Flyers go to punish McDonagh’s shoulder and just how many liberties will they take – and you know the Flyers are going to take some liberties. Gel tab viagra This is just another reason why I would insert Carcillo instead of Fast/Miller.

Gel tab viagra The Flyers are not without their worries, gel tab viagra chief among the health of goaltender Steve Mason who suffered an upper body injury (possible concussion) in Philly’s game against the Penguins on Saturday. Gel tab viagra

Gel tab viagra Mason will not be travelling with the Flyers when they make their way to New York. Gel tab viagra Ray Emery will get the start as rookie Cal Heeter serving as the backup. Gel tab viagra If Mason is healthy enough to play in Game 2, gel tab viagra he could join the team for the Easter matinee.

Gel tab viagra While Emery did lead the Ottawa senators to the Stanley Cup Finals, gel tab viagra that was seven years ago and I am sure the Flyers do not necessarily want to find out if Emery can recapture his 2007 playoff form.

Gel tab viagra That is not to say that the Rangers have iced away the series. Gel tab viagra Emery’s lifetime record against the Rangers is 7-2-0 with a 1.87 GAA and a .936 SV%. Gel tab viagra One of those two losses occurred in a 4-1 Rangers victory in January.

Gel tab viagra Interestingly enough, gel tab viagra despite the spotty goaltending of the Flyers, gel tab viagra there is one Philly reporter who thinks Henrik Lundqvist has not been a clutch goaltender in the playoffs.

Gel tab viagra Tim Panaccio of csnphilly.com is quick to point out Lundqvist’s 30-37 playoff record and only one appearance in an Eastern Conference Final.

Gel tab viagra What Panaccio conveniently forgot was the work The King put in against Ottawa in the 2012 Conference Quarterfinals, gel tab viagra defeating the Senators in Games 6 and 7. Gel tab viagra Lundqvist duplicated this feat in the 2012 Conference Semifinals as the Rangers eliminated the Capitals.

Gel tab viagra Lundqvist repeated his performance last year by not only winning Games 6 and 7 against the Capitals, gel tab viagra but he shut Washington out in both games.

Gel tab viagra I guess in Panaccio’s world, gel tab viagra only goalies who win Stanley Cups can be deemed “clutch”.

Gel tab viagra Looking ahead to this series, gel tab viagra I see the Rangers path to victory coming down to four keys.

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Gel tab viagra 3. Keeping with the Broadstreet Bullies theme, gel tab viagra the Blueshirts will have to learn to “walk the line”. Gel tab viagra That is the fine line of knowing when to “turn the other cheek” and when to retaliate. Gel tab viagra There is no iron clad rule on when to retaliate or not, gel tab viagra but a simple solution might just be in it is a one-one battle – let it go. Gel tab viagra When the Flyers get into their pack mentality, gel tab viagra it will be time for the Rangers to retaliate.

Gel tab viagra 4. The last key is one that will ultimately determine how far the Rangers go in the 2014 playoffs. Gel tab viagra It has been great to see the likes of Benoit Pouliot, gel tab viagra Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello develop into productive players. Gel tab viagra However, gel tab viagra the Rangers need their best players to be their best players. Gel tab viagra That means the likes of Lundqvist, gel tab viagra McDonagh, gel tab viagra Dan Girardi, gel tab viagra Marc Staal, gel tab viagra Rick Nash, gel tab viagra Martin St. Gel tab viagra Louis, gel tab viagra Brad Richards, gel tab viagra and Derek Stepan have to be the players who lead the way. Gel tab viagra When push comes to shove, gel tab viagra this is the most important key to the Rangers playoff success. Gel tab viagra It is time for the stars to start playing up to the numbers on the backs of their hockey cards.

Gel tab viagra Before I give my prediction, gel tab viagra I want to share an interesting side note that was written by Tim Wharnsby of CBC sports. Gel tab viagra Wharnsby noted that in 2004, gel tab viagra Richards, gel tab viagra St. Gel tab viagra Louis and Vincent Lecavalier were leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a Stanley Cup victory. Gel tab viagra Now 10 years later, gel tab viagra Richards and St. Gel tab viagra Louis do battle against their former teammate.

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Sildenafil citrate voltammetry I don’t mind the New York Rangers acquiring Martin St. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Louis.

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Sildenafil citrate voltammetry I sort of don’t mind giving up the draft picks – although I am usually against trading away first round draft picks.

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Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Glen Sather had Steve Yzerman by the short and curlies because St. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Louis would only waive his no-trade clause to come to the Rangers. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Yes, sildenafil citrate voltammetry Yzerman could have held to him but the Lightning would run the risk of holding on to a disgruntled player who wanted out of Tampa Bay. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry The Lightning could have waited until the summer or even into next season before trading their captain, sildenafil citrate voltammetry but at what point would St. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Louis have become a diminishing return?

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry If one accepts the old adage that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results” then we have proof that Glen Sather is insane. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry No, sildenafil citrate voltammetry not because he traded a 28-year-old Ryan Callahan for 38-year-old Martin St. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Louis in yet another “not-so-old player for old player” trade. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Rather, sildenafil citrate voltammetry the insanity comes when you make that type of trade AND potentially include two first round draft picks for a player who has a no-trade clause and demanded to be traded to your team in the first place. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry It seems that, sildenafil citrate voltammetry to Sather, sildenafil citrate voltammetry Leverage is merely a TV show that was cancelled by TNT.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Sather justified the deal with the Lightning (and thus the inclusion of the draft picks) over a deal for future help (ESPN reported that San Jose offered such a deal) because the septuagenarian did not see any “guarantee” in the draft class.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Considering the way the Rangers usually draft, sildenafil citrate voltammetry Sather has a point because there are no “guarantees” with this organization when it comes to draft picks.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry With Yzerman in a Catch-22 situation, sildenafil citrate voltammetry Sather needed to apply the heat to the younger GM. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Slats needed to stare down Yzerman and make a deal without including Callahan – possibly substituting a prospect like a Jesper Fast or Danny Kristo. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry The Rangers GM needed to take advantage of the situation much like he when he turned Anson Carter into an in-his-prime Jaromir Jagr in January 2003.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Speaking of Jagr, sildenafil citrate voltammetry the last time a team traded the defending Art Ross Trophy winner was in 2001 when Pittsburgh dealt Jagr to Washington.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry If Sather managed to keep Callahan out of the deal, sildenafil citrate voltammetry I did not expect the Rangers to re-sign their former captain. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Callahan’s contract demands – even after he backed off his desire for a seven-year deal – were too rich for the Rangers’ blood.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry One more than one occasion, sildenafil citrate voltammetry Rick Carpiniello of the Journal News pointed out the first 3/4 years of the Callahan contract would be to the Rangers’ favor while the remaining ¾ years of the contract would be an albatross given Callahan’s style of play which leaves him vulnerable to injuries.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry What Sather should have done is kept Callahan out of the St. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Louis deal and look to move him in another deal. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry While it was a buyer’s market on deadline day – just ask Garth Snow about that – Sather could have accepted San Jose’s offer. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Sather then could have used the draft picks and/or prospects in a deal during the summer to continue the “renovation” of the Rangers.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Sather could also have dialed up new Buffalo GM Tim Murray to see of the Sabres wanted to bring the Rochester, sildenafil citrate voltammetry NY native into the fold. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Some have asked why would the Sabres do that when they could sign him as an Unrestricted Free Agent?

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry First off, sildenafil citrate voltammetry given all of the grief Buffalo ownership is facing over the “resignation” of Pat LaFontaine, sildenafil citrate voltammetry Terry Pegula could use any positive public relations help.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Secondly, sildenafil citrate voltammetry it is not necessarily a fait accompli that Callahan signs with the Sabres. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry All it takes is one crazy team with cap space to spoil the Sabres plans.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry And finally, sildenafil citrate voltammetry Callahan might be willing to give his home town Sabres a hometown discount after being traded “home”.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry The Sabres were rumored to be shopping recently acquired Chris Stewart and were willing to move defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Tyler Myers. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry One has to wonder if there would/could have been a deal to be made.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry I do admit this plan does feature a lot of moving parts – probably too many for deals like this to be done on Deadline Day – which is why Sather needed to act sooner rather than later.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry However, sildenafil citrate voltammetry Sather’s delay in getting an extension done with Henrik Lundqvist then delayed getting an extension done with Dan Girardi which then delayed the Callahan decision.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry The seeds of the Callahan trade, sildenafil citrate voltammetry at least from the Blueshirts’ standpoint, sildenafil citrate voltammetry were probably sowed back during the summer. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Yesterday, sildenafil citrate voltammetry TSN’s Darren Dreger tweeted that Cally’s original request during the summer was for an eight-year deal at $7.5 million per season. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Combine that request with John Tortorella’s firing and the hiring of Alain Vigneault and you get the idea the Callahan Saga was not going to end well for the pro-Cally fans.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Former Rangers defenseman Chris Kotsopoulos summed up the situation the best in a recent Facebook entry: “However when it came down to placing one’s value on yourself, sildenafil citrate voltammetry he overreached. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Too many years, sildenafil citrate voltammetry too much money and a No trade stipulation? Those demands were the demands of superstar status. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry He was never ever in that category. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry I personally liked Cally and the way he played and approached the game, sildenafil citrate voltammetry but the game itself has production standards and he simply never achieved those standards needed for the high demands he and his agent were asking. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Unfortunately, sildenafil citrate voltammetry not all, sildenafil citrate voltammetry but some forget that the NHL is a business.”

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry As for St. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Louis’ standpoint, sildenafil citrate voltammetry people point to his original Olympic snub as the catalyst for the trade request. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry While MSL did say the snub played a part in asking for a trade, sildenafil citrate voltammetry it was not the first time the former Lightning captain made that request. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Former Lightning GM/former Ranger Brian Lawton said that St. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Louis had requested a trade to the Rangers as far back as 2009.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry There are a couple of schools of thought when it comes to figuring out who got the best of any trade. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry The first way is the easy way – who got the best player in the deal. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Without any question, sildenafil citrate voltammetry the Rangers got the best player.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry The second way is to look a couple of years down the road – especially when draft picks and/or prospects are included in a trade. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry We won’t know who is the winner on this end until after Tampa Bay makes their selections or trades their picks – and even then it will take a couple of years.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry There is still one more factor that has to be considered – how does this trade play into future salary caps?

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry In her March 6, sildenafil citrate voltammetry 2014 Los Angeles Times article, sildenafil citrate voltammetry Helene Elliott wrote that Kings GM Dean Lombardi said the salary cap for next year is not going to be as high as first thought – thanks to the weakness of the Canadian dollar. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Instead of the much-rumored $71 million cap, sildenafil citrate voltammetry Lombardi told Elliott that “the cap could be as low as $68 [million].”

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry The acquisition of St. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Louis muddles the Rangers cap situation next year. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry While the MSL has one year remaining at less than what Callahan would have gotten, sildenafil citrate voltammetry the 38-year-old’s presence might spell the return of former Lightning teammate Brad Richards – as the veteran center could avoid being bought out for a second consecutive year.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry This muddled situation got even more muddled when the NHL announced that they are rescinding part of the New Jersey Devils’ punishment for circumventing the salary cap when they re-signed Ilya Kovalchuk in 2010.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry While the Devils will not get back THEIR first round pick this year, sildenafil citrate voltammetry the NHL has awarded them the 30th overall pick – no matter where they finish. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry In addition, sildenafil citrate voltammetry the league also reduced the original $3 million fine. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry The only “punishment” the Devils face is a $250, sildenafil citrate voltammetry000 recapture hit to next year’s salary cap.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry New Jersey argued that their circumstances changed when Kovalchuk left during the summer to play in the KHL.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry The following tweet from Dreger pretty much sums up what the NHL did: “Teams that didn’t break rules punished retroactively on cap recapture. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry Team that did, sildenafil citrate voltammetry is not punished.”

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry The general reaction is that Gary Bettman and the NHL did the Devils new ownership a solid. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry You can pretty much bet every other NHL team is going to want a similar solid as well. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry At least now we know why the Devils did not pitch much of a fit when Kovalchuk ran out on his contract or why President/GM Lou Lamoriello did not give up his pick (29th) overall when the Devils went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2012.

Sildenafil citrate voltammetry In the final postscript, sildenafil citrate voltammetry the last time the Rangers traded their captain was June 2003 when they sent UFA-to-be Mark Messier to the Sharks for a conditional draft pick – which became San Jose’s fourth round draft pick in 2004. Sildenafil citrate voltammetry The player the Rangers selected with that pick was Ryan Callahan.

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Women does viagra work As we sit less than 48 hours away from the NHL’s March 5 trade deadline, women does viagra work the New York Rangers are facing some of their most important decisions since Neil Smith went all in for the Stanley Cup run some 20 years ago.

Women does viagra work President/GM Glen Sather biggest decision does not center on what direction his team will take in preparation for its run to a playoff spot in 2014. Women does viagra work Rather, women does viagra work Sather has to decide what direction the franchise will take following this season as he contemplates the future of Ryan Callahan.

Women does viagra work In a perfect world where salary caps are as real as unicorns, women does viagra work the Rangers would do what they always used to do – throw money at a problem and hope all that is right with the world.

Women does viagra work Since we do not live in a perfect world, women does viagra work Sather has to do what is best for the franchise. Women does viagra work Slats can’t afford to let Callahan remain unsigned and remain with the Rangers beyond the trade deadline – thus running the risk of losing Callahan for nothing.

Women does viagra work For those fans who question how could the Rangers trade their captain, women does viagra work this is the same GM who traded Brian Leetch to Toronto and this is the same franchise that let Mark Messier skate out the door because MSG President Dave Checketts asked “How long do I have to keep paying for the Stanley Cup?”

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Women does viagra work Fans demand to know what happened to loyalty – and they do have a point. Women does viagra work However, women does viagra work loyalty is also a two-way street.

Women does viagra work Early reports have Callahan and his agent Steve Bartlett looking for a seven-year deal in the neighborhood of $6.5-$7.0 million per season – a figure that Bartlett calls a “discount” compared to what Cally could get on the open market as an UFA.

Women does viagra work Don’t get me wrong, women does viagra work there is no harder worker on the Rangers than Ryan Callahan. Women does viagra work It is obvious that he squeezes every last bit of talent he can, women does viagra work but if he were to get the deal that Bartlett calls a “discount”, women does viagra work Callahan would be making as much as – and in some cases more than – Jeff Carter, women does viagra work Ryan Getzlaf, women does viagra work Martin St. Women does viagra work Louis, women does viagra work Jonathan Toews, women does viagra work Patrick Kane, women does viagra work Thomas Vanek, women does viagra work the Sedin twins, women does viagra work and Claude Giroux.

Women does viagra work Put aside that it is Ryan Callahan we are talking about and ask yourself this question. Women does viagra work How would you react if the Rangers signed a 29-year-old two-way forward to a seven-year $49 million deal who has a history of injuries because of his style of play – and said forward had never scored 30 goals?

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Women does viagra work The first thaw in the nuclear winter arose when the Rangers appeared willing to go to a sixth-year on a package that would total $36 million.

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Women does viagra work While Callahan might join Girardi in the six-year contract club, women does viagra work I am not so sure he will get a similar no-trade/no-movement deal. Women does viagra work Rick Carpiniello of the Journal News has long contended that the first 3-4 years of a multi-year deal with Callahan would be a plus for the Rangers, women does viagra work but the final 3-4 years would be a problem. Women does viagra work Odds are the Blueshirts would want some flexibility to move Callahan should his hard-charging ways erode the captain’s skills.

Women does viagra work The reactions from Ranger fans vary from person to person. Women does viagra work They go from one extreme of trade them both to do anything you can to sign their captain – with all sorts of options in between. Women does viagra work One option that is espoused is one that is not really an option – ride out the rest of the season and if he doesn’t sign use the salary savings to bring in replacements. Women does viagra work That option also includes the Rangers buying out the remainder of Brad Richards’ contract.

Women does viagra work There are two problems with that course of action. Women does viagra work The first problem of keeping the status quo and letting the Callahan situation play out is that the Rangers are not strong enough Stanley Cup contenders this year to roll the dice and run the risk of losing a valuable player for nothing. Women does viagra work Go ask the New Jersey Devils how easy is to have to continue to rebound from losing players to free agency.

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Women does viagra work Joe Micheletti spoke with WFAN’s Mike Francesa and outlined his take on the general feeling among NHL.

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Women does viagra work If the Rangers and Lightning agreed to a deal, women does viagra work the Blueshirts have enough cap space to take on St. Women does viagra work Louis’ contract ($5.625 million), women does viagra work but it does raise the specter of something Ranger fans fear. Women does viagra work If Sather does acquire St. Women does viagra work Louis does that mean Richards survives the buyout purge for another year?

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Women does viagra work My concern is that if the Rangers don’t look into acquiring Kesler, women does viagra work the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins might.

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Women does viagra work Glen Sather has no one to blame but himself for the predicament he is in. Women does viagra work He was correct in getting Henrik Lundqvist’s deal done first because The King is the face and the backbone of the franchise. Women does viagra work

Women does viagra work The problem is that he wasted too much time getting that deal done. Women does viagra work As a result, women does viagra work he delayed settling the contract talks with Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi. Women does viagra work Toss in the uncertainty over future salary caps and the looming decision on Brad Richards and you have a New York Rangers team in flux as we re-start the NHL season.

Women does viagra work Rather than trying to capitalize on the team’s strong finish prior to the Olympic break, women does viagra work the post-Olympic Rangers are faced with an unsettling situation of the unknown. Women does viagra work It is also a situation that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later because the Rangers run the risk of having any potential deal for Callahan blow up in their faces if either player gets hurt – and knowing the Blueshirts luck – you know that would be the case.

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Women does viagra work Sather needs to make a decision on Callahan sooner rather than later. Women does viagra work The contract talks can’t linger on until Wednesday because Slats will need that time to focus on making deals to strengthen the Rangers potential playoff run.

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Women does viagra work The main difference is that Sather can’t gamble like Smith did twenty years ago because the Rangers are not as close to a Cup now as they were then and to mortgage the future would be insane.

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History of viagra Since the boys won’t be back in town to play an NHL game until October 28, history of viagra the New York Rangers mantra to start the season has to be “we got to get ourselves back to the garden.”

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History of viagra Rangers fans are already lamenting and fearing the worst for their team. History of viagra In a way, history of viagra that is understandable. History of viagra Fans learn to expect the worst and then adjust accordingly. History of viagra They fear a slow start will doom them to a non-playoff season in Coach Alain Vigneault’s first season.

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History of viagra Shuker points out the Columbus Blue Jackets’ slow start last season (5-12-3) put them in such a hole that their remarkable finish (19-5-4) could not make up the difference a point not lost on their coach.

History of viagra “We learned first-hand about the importance of getting off to a decent start, history of viagra” coach Todd Richards explained to Shuker. History of viagra “We got off to a horrible start and it ended up costing us the season.”

History of viagra While Shuker backed up his contention with stats (like the one about playoff teams since 2000/01) and quotes, history of viagra the bottom line is that last season was still only a 48-game season. History of viagra We have no idea how the Blue Jackets start would have played out had last year been a normal season.

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History of viagra Certainly, history of viagra no team is going to win or lose the Stanley Cup in October (or even November for that matter). History of viagra A poor start does not doom a team to a playoff-less season – it just means that said team has added pressure and little-to-no wiggle room towards the end of the season. History of viagra In other words, history of viagra it means putting yourself in a position where your playoff life comes down to an Olli Jokinen shootout attempt.

History of viagra A slow start seems inevitable for a variety of reasons: the road trip from hell to start the season, history of viagra a new coach who is installing a completely new style of play and the loss of Ryan Callahan (for one game anyway) and Carl Hagelin (for at least games) – especially in light of the Rangers poor pre-season record.

History of viagra Please note that these are not excuses, history of viagra they are merely explanations – and that is the way the team has to treat them.

History of viagra I understand the need for the Rangers playing their pre-season games on the road given the renovation of Madison Square Garden, history of viagra but I can’t fathom why they had to do all the travelling they did. History of viagra While their work in helping Banff recover is admirable, history of viagra the Rangers could have stayed closer to home and done the same in terms of helping the region recover from Hurricane Sandy. History of viagra I guess Glen Sather’s priorities override his team’s priorities.

History of viagra The Blueshirts 1-5-0 record is not so much of a concern as was their nine goals for and 22 goals against – including their 5-0 shutout at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks. History of viagra The problem was not losing to John Tortorella; the problem was the five goals against that were allowed with Henrik Lundqvist in goal to start the game and the Big Six defensemen all in the lineup.

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History of viagra “We haven’t done anything different, history of viagra” AV told WFAN’s Mike Francesa. History of viagra I don’t want this team to play one way at home and one way on the road. History of viagra There is one way to play and that is the right way.”

History of viagra As we look ahead to the 2013/2014 season, history of viagra there is an old cliché that best describes the Rangers – they are a riddle, history of viagra wrapped in a mystery, history of viagra inside an enigma. History of viagra They have the talent to win the Metrosexual (er, history of viagra Metropolitan) Division and they have enough questions to be an epic fail this season.

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“With 82 games, history of viagra the demands, history of viagra this year will be challenging because you need to play a home and home everywhere, history of viagra you need four lines and six d. History of viagra you need that depth, history of viagra” AV explained to Francesa. History of viagra “It’s 82 games and then 4 rounds. History of viagra You need to play your bench and spread the minutes so that the energy is always there.”

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History of viagra Just how important is the success of the Rangers special teams? Larry Brooks of the NY Post offered this insight: “Five-on-five the Rangers had the third-best differential in the NHL last year behind only Cup winner Chicago and Eastern top-seed Pittsburgh.”

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History of viagra This is meant more for the fans than the team. History of viagra Let’s face it, history of viagra patience is not a virtue that most Rangers fans share – myself included. History of viagra

History of viagra Some fans grew tired of Tortorella’s constant line shuffling within games and from game-to-game. History of viagra Well, history of viagra be ready for more of the same. History of viagra With Callahan and Hagelin out of the lineup, history of viagra Vigneault was not able to use the pre-season to experiment with line combinations. History of viagra As a result, history of viagra he is going to have do some of that during the regular season once Cally and Hags are back in the lineup. History of viagra That will require more shuffling of the lines as AV tries to get the right combinations.

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History of viagra Management faces some difficult decisions in terms of contract decisions at the end of the season with the most important being the negotiations with UFAs Ryan Callahan, history of viagra Dan Girardi and Henrik Lundqvist. History of viagra The King has already said he is not going to comment on the situation any more, history of viagra but that doesn’t mean the media (both local and national) won’t continually bring it up.

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History of viagra While much has been written and debated about the Rangers, history of viagra what with their nine game road trip to the start the season and the concern about getting off to a poor start, history of viagra not as much has been written and debated about the Blueshirts need to finish the season strongly in light of the Olympic break.

History of viagra The Rangers will have 23 games left in the regular season when they return on February 27. History of viagra The team could have anywhere from 7-10 players participating in Sochi with Lundqvist being front and center of the Olympians. History of viagra Vigneault is going to have to work hard at balancing their need for rest and the Rangers need to finish strongly.

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History of viagra The Rangers will be 26 games into the AV Era and poised to show just how well they have adapted to his system. History of viagra The Rangers must capitalize on this home stretch or it will not matter how they started the season, history of viagra nor will it matter how they finish it.

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History of viagra If the Rangers can return home with nine points from their nine game road trip, history of viagra then I would call the start a success. History of viagra As for the season, history of viagra I see the Rangers finishing second in the Division and fifth in the Conference. History of viagra After that, history of viagra my crystal ball becomes a little cloudy based on just how healthy the Rangers are at the end of the season.

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