There were some blog issues yesterday, as I’m sure you all noticed. We lost the comments in the morning post, the game thread, and basically any ability to write a recap. Sorry about that. Going to do my best to do a recap, but it will be of the Twitter variety.
Yep, imma keep grading. https://t.co/UssLb79m91
— Beth Boring Machlan (@bethmachlan) December 2, 2018
Beth decided that grading papers was a better investment of her time than watching the game. After watching the second Shea Weber goal, she reaffirmed her decision.
#NYR have six rookie forwards (Andersson, Chytil, Fogarty, Gettinger, Howden, and Lettieri) playing tonight.
Injuries, man. They stink.
But it certainly helps with the tank.
And the optimism. We might be getting a little ahead of ourselves here, but with the Rangers crashing back down to Earth, perhaps this isn’t a bad look.
— Fixxser (@Fixxser) December 2, 2018
But when they went on the 9-1-1 run, everyone was all-in on a playoff run. Not saying Fixxser here was saying that, just gauging the general Twitter audience. Ebbs and flows. Peaks and valleys. But this recent stretch has been terrible.
For all the people saying he never be in the lineup, the #NYR are now 1-4 since McLeod got hurt. Energy seems way down, and we all know talent-wise we're still a few years away. Gotta play harder than the other team every night to win.
— Drew Pellman (@Drew_Pellman) December 2, 2018
For the people in the back, “wins/losses with/without a player have no actual meaning whatsoever.”
Here's my Brady Skjei take:
The entire defense sucks and it's very hard to become what you're supposed to be when that's true.
He still needs to improve, but, you know…if he's not trade bait, then he's patience bait. It's a 82 game rebuild. Don't forget that. #NYR
— B. ? (@knicks148) December 2, 2018
It is more than an 82 game rebuild, but the Brady Skjei take here is spot on. He hasn’t been good, but he’s far from the only problem on the team.
— RFKFREAK (@RFKFREAK) December 2, 2018
I feel bad for any person that is a Rangers, Mets, and Jets fan.
Last night my dads friend was berated by me and my dad, separately, for taking shit about Henrik Lundqvist. We both will not stand for slander of ANY kind
— gina lollobrigida (@ginisimov) December 2, 2018
Keep fighting the good fight.