Update, 5:58 p.m.: John Dellapina “reports from the Great Northwest”:http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/rangers/that that Stephen Valiquette gets the nod tonight against the Canucks.
The blog’s all-powerful supercomputer — otherwise known as my Mac laptop with coffee spilled in the keyboard — says the Rangers will officially be at the halfway point of the season when they wrap things up tonight in Vancouver tonight.
With that in mind, here comes a simple request: grade the team.
You can do it by position (forwards, defense, goalie, coaches) or by individual players. With the latter I suggest grading on a curve.
For instance, I would probably grade Blair Betts with two goals higher than Jaromir Jagr with 11 simply because one of those players has been below his standard as one of the greatest players in the game and the other has been decent while being, well, Blair Betts.
Let’s try to keep it civil, if that’s possible, and we’ll see what results are yielded.