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: