Everything you need to know about the Rangers these days could be encapsulated by the sight of Petr Prucha talking in the post-game locker room while blood dripped from his chin. I suppose the good news is he didn’t keel over right then—although the way things are going of late, that probably came later.
Yes, these are bleak times for your Blueshirts, and the reason I know this isÃ‚Â because I barely made deadline after their prolonged post-game closed door meeting. The topic du jour? That whatever’s going in with this team in terms of injuries and illnesses is off-limits as an excuse.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s probably better to not even talk about it,Ã¢â‚¬? Tom Renney said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Because if I do, then I explain why and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dangerous to do that. I could protect everybody and say all kinds of wonderful things about why this is happening because of that. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not going there. No way.Ã¢â‚¬?
Fine, then. I’m not saying that’s the only reason they’ve played so woefully of late. But for a team that’s held together by a fairly thin thread, it certainly hasn’t helped.
Anyway, a few quick thoughts: