Friday, October 12, 2007

So Much For The Plan ...


Dave Scatchard skated with the Rangers yesterday, trying out for a spot on the roster -- likely the third line center job. Larry Brooks talks about it here.

This really, really pisses me off.

And its not just because Scatchard is a former Islander. Its because the Rangers went back on their word and didn't really give the kids a shot. When Dubi skated alongside Pru and Calley the line was high energy and fun to watch. But, they weren't responsible defensively (as kids are apt to be) so Renney panicked and put Blair Betts on that line and gave Dubi less than three minutes of ice time despite solid play. So we are back to Sather's old formula of throwing a veteran on the fire rather than trusting the youth crew. This is ridiculous and will likely end up blowing up in the Rangers faces - although it will be hard to tell as everyone will be upset and booing the top two lines because there is no chemistry ... We'll see ...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

one of the labels on this post is kids suck.....thats funny

K24 said...

Yeah, pisses me off too. Though it's not fair to say "the kids" weren't given a chance. It was just THIS kid. Staal is still playing, and Callahan and Prucha are trying to make the best of playing with Betts.

Scotty Hockey said...

Just wait, I don't think Staal will make it to the All Star break ... and how about Nigel Dawes? no chance there, even with Sean Avery out ...

The Dark Ranger said...

Let me also support the 'pisses me off'...I am aghast. Leave this guy out of the equation...our prospects are what is keeping movement on the ice throughout the season so far.

Tonight they participated as much as the first couple of lines - and management should see this. They must. Right?

A good one tonight. Tomorrow a little more scary?