If there are more irrelevant words for November, I’m not sure what they are. As Tom Renney said, the Rangers would love to pass the Flyers in the standings — if not only to defy their own slow start, but also to live up to their own lofty preseason expectations.
That said, if the past two seasons have proven anything — first when the Rangers surged early and crumbled, and then when they did the exact opposite last season — it’s that where you stand a week before Thanksgiving is about as significant as a team’s choice of color in their undershirts.
For what it’s worth, the Rangers are 0-2 when playing the second leg of a back-to-back this season, and both of those games came after wins. These are the type of mindless stats that you’ve come to expect here.
Meanwhile, some news:
More in a bit…