“This team is in a bad way, folks. Thereâ€™s no sugarcoating it.”
That was me on Jan. 20, after the Rangers dropped a clunker at home against Boston, and the growing sense was this team was going nowhere in a hurry. Now the point streak is at 13 games after tonight’s shootout win in Buffalo, and the Rangers are tied with Ottawa for fifth place.
This all leads to an important question: Why do I even bother covering this team the first three months of the season?
Look, I will make no proclamations or predictions about what lies ahead. The playoffs are goofy, and the Rangers aren’t even there yet.
But yes, to answer your question, you officially have reason to be excited.