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…