As Ranger fans rage over the Tom Wilson incident and the lack of a suspension, all eyes are on how they respond tomorrow night. With Artemiy Panarin done for the year, the Rangers are now down their star player. The frustration with the scumbag and the league is growing, so now it’s a question of what the Rangers do, if they do anything to get revenge. They have a few options.
1. Do Nothing – Just win
This is usually the go-to for teams. There is no greater revenge than winning the game and getting even. However, this is not the usual case. The Rangers are out of the playoffs. Winning doesn’t help them. Maybe it means the Caps don’t win the division, but does that really make you feel any better?
Winning would be nice, especially if it’s a blow out. But if I’m reading the room right, and I think I am, then most won’t be happy with that.
2. Call Up Mason Geersten
This is the knee jerk reaction that most of us had almost immediately following the incident. Then after the slap on the wrist, it came to the forefront again. Geersten is a puncher, and he’s a big one at that. The Rangers signed him to a two-way deal earlier this year, as they look to convert him to forward.
Here’s the thing. Calling up Geersten isn’t really going to do much. For starters, the Rangers signed him because they think they can convert him to forward and perhaps get a few games on the fourth line. Otherwise he would have stayed on his AHL deal.
Second, and most importantly, Wilson is a scumbag and chicken and won’t answer the call to someone twice his size. Especially if that guy isn’t really an NHL player.
3. Someone on the roster gets even?
Revenge is likely not on the menu for the Rangers tomorrow, despite the blood the fans want. They will go about their business. But who knows? Maybe we will be surprised.