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Vulgar Opinions: Why The Rangers Are A Joke (NSFW)

09/16/11
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I’m going to try and temper my posting early so I don’t burn through all my good anger and get to a point where I have nothing to say for a month.  Still, I do have a lot of anger, so I think I can offer you up another post.  As always, NSFW, swearing, blah, blah, blah.

Understandably the Sabres get a lot of flak for only having managed to win 6 division titles in their 40 years of existence.  Do you know how many the Rangers have won in that span?  Three.  Do you know how many they’ve won since their founding in 1926?  Six.  For the biggest market in the country, and one of the (supposedly) most storied franchises in the NHL…that kind of blows.

It’s complete horseshit when hockey media types start talking about how awesome a hockey market New York City is.  No, it’s a shitty hockey market with a fuckton of people in it.  There is a HUGE difference when you need .2% of your city’s population to sell out your building versus 13% (Buffalo).  I’ve seen as much hockey gear in North Carolina as I have in New York City (yeah, I went there).  Most of the time the Rangers are going to come in fourth place to the Jets, Giants, and Knicks (and the Yankees those weird months when baseball and hockey are on at the same time).

What makes it worst is that the Rangers aren’t even a compelling story anymore because they do the same goddamn thing ever year.  Acquire a big name (or a mediocre name they’ve managed to overrate into oblivion), and then suck for the entire NHL season and playoffs. Even 1994 was a fucking joke.  Tell me this, if Mark Messier is such an awesome fucking leader, how come the (stacked) Rangers blew a 3-1 series lead with 6-3 and 4-1 blowout losses to a 7th place team in the Stanley Cup Finals, and then almost let Trevor Linden single handedly beat them in game seven?  It’s poetic when their acquisition blows up in their faces, like Chris Drury making Thomas Vanek money for Jochen Hecht numbers, or Olli Jokinen failing to score against one of the worst shootout goalies in the NHL.

If the Islanders weren’t almost completely worthless and the Devils actually had fans, the Rangers would probably be the third most compelling hockey team in the area.  Enjoy 5th to 10th place, assholes.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. dawncherrie permalink
    09/17/11 12:52 AM

    I totes agree with you on all accounts but have to add – Mark Messier even has a stupid fucking leadership award to give out every year too! What an ass hole! Love your posts – from Seattle

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