Saturday, January 30, 2010

Peepin' Foes: Phoenix Coyotes

Apparently the Coyotes stayed in Phoenix as the Rangers are out in the desert for an 8pm EST faceoff against the dogs (MSG+).

Where We Are: Losers of four straight, tied with Tampa at 55 points but the Bolts hold the final playoff spot with a game in hand.

Where They Are: Fourth place in the West after winning three of their last four.

Who To Watch For: Winnipeg Jet Shane Doan continues to shine in the desert. This guy has been the franchise for far too long and remains vastly under-appreciated. Love the heart, love the dedication, hate that he is in Phoenix. Defenseman Keith Yandle has four points in his last four games with three goals but it is usually Ed Jovanovski who causes trouble for the Rangers. Leading goal scorer Scottie Upshall is banged up and may not play but you had better believe that a certain Petr Prucha will be more than excited to get in the lineup.

What To Watch For: See if the road really is what the Rangers needed, because being coddled here at home clearly hasn't worked. Nothing like giving Hank a bit of a break before the Olympics ... oh wait, the clearly burned out Swede will be back in the net again for the Blueshirts. If Peter Mueller has a good game perhaps it will sell Sather on giving up some costly package for the underachieving American youngster.

What We'll (Hopefully) See: Signs of life. Some kind of injury to get Redden out of the lineup since Tortorella's accountability is clearly BS. Enver Lisin to light up his old team. Pru not to. Voros vs. Bissonnette. Ilya Bryzgalov to have an off night.

Also Check Out: Hip Shot Blog, SBN's Five For Howling and the MSM Ice Chips from Jim Gintonio of The Arizona Republic.


Sammael said...

We should just lose the rest.
Get a high draft pick.
Sell off some players.
I think we may potentially be the worst team in the northeast.

Anonymous said...

Since Carolina slaughtered us 5-1, we are officialy the worst team in the Eastern Conference and maybe even the whole league. I hope Sather gets some 6'5 monsters in a trade soon to toughen up this bunch of soft, lifeless losers. I would even give up Lundqvist because Johnson and Zaba can't do much worse. Lundqvist will never bring this town a Cup because letting in 2 goals in the first 2 minutes every game is a fucking disgrace. Let's use him to get some proven scorers because I'd rather win 8-6 than lose by 3 or 4 goals every night.

icycup said...

in this post and the last one, ive seen a ton of great comments showing that the ranger fans have a better finger on the pulse of the team than the fucking MGMT has...

mike said...

Trading Lundqvist is not the right move. Ranger fans should pool their money and buy the team...the world's most petulant arena will never have a winner until James Dolan sells the team.

Dolan is the real problem, then Sather....Torts is not the problem. Renney wasn't the problem. There are no coaches who could do better with the craptastic roster provided by the GM. Sather is a Canadian version of Isiah Thomas, without the sexual ambiguity and desire to harm himself.