Luckily, I’m in Delaware (who thought I’d ever say that?) and didn’t have to subject myself to that abysmal performance by the Rangers last night. I saw enough on ESPN this morning, and read enough on Rick Carpiniello’s interview with Tortorella, to know that the Rangers flat out sucked.
“I’ll tell you right now, the thing that’s unacceptable about tonight’s game — and we’re trying to stay positive around here, trying to work out way through it — but when we play like (poop) like that for 20 minutes, in a game like this, in a back-to-back situation, it’s unacceptable . .. it is simply unacceptable. And there has to be something done. We’ll see, along the way here, before tomorrow night’s game, where we go with it. It’s simply unacceptable how we start that game. I wish I could give you a (firetruckin’) explanation for it. I can’t.”
Those are big words from the coach, but will he back it up? Which heads are going to roll before tonight’s game on the Island in the World’s Most Horrible Arena? I didn’t watch the game, so I don’t know which player’s are most accountable for that performance last night. I would guess Bobby Sanguinetti will get a chance to play tonight. It will probably be at the expense of Ilkka Heikinen, but one can only hope it’s Michal Rozsival who gets the boot to the press box.