The Rangers have won six straight. 12 points out of a possible 14. Pretty good. The power play is improved. The defense seems stronger. The offense is scoring. Hank is Hank. All is well in Ranger land.

Except it’s not. You see, we tend to as fans, get over excited. It’s natural. I’ve had friends tell me: “We Want the Cup!” And while it’s not out of the realm of possibility, we’re still a long way from thinking about that. There is plenty of reason to be excited. But, we must be realistic.

We can’t expect the Rangers to keep up this pace. We can’t expect them to ride this wave throughout the year. Doing so would be foolish.We can, however, get excited. We can gloat about Marion Gaborik, or talk with pride about Michael Del Zotto. But, we can’t expect to win the Cup, not after 7 games.

This isn’t meant to be a downer. We have every reason to be excited. We just have to be realistic.

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