I give up.
OK, not really, but hear me out for a second.
I think one of the reasons you’ve all been responsive to this space is the fact that I’m fairly honest with my limitations. I know hockey. I played it all growing up, played competitively in high school and into college, and have even spent a couple seasons as a coach.
But this is my first season covering the NHL full-time, and there have probably been times when I’ve deferred serious criticism because I’ve felt like I’m still getting my bearings. A couple of jokes here and there is fine, but there’s still a part of me that thinks the people who play for and run the Rangers know more about what they’re doing than I do. It’s a silly sentiment, I know, and something I can’t hide behind for too long.
So rather than dwell on the things I don’t know, let’s get to the things I do know after the Rangers’ atrocious 4-1 loss to the Kings.