It’s always my standard line when there seems to be an overly exuberant response to something. And that seems to be what we’re getting tonight from the Rangers, who are turning the diehard hockey fans in Phoenix — all four of them — on their ears.
You are correct, I don’t think anyone is going to confuse the Coyotes with the Soviet Red Army circa 1976. But given the Rangers’ wounded psyche of late, this seems to be just what the team needed. And the most encouraging sign is that Jaromir Jagr has discontinued his Peter Nedved imitation and is beginning to look like….Jaromir Jagr.
Enjoy this one, Ranger fans. There haven’t been many like it so far this year.