For the fan in enemy territory

New York Fan in South Jersey Daily Headlines

Loading...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New York Rangers: Why they will win the Stanley Cup



The New York Rangers are currently the best team in their conference. Entering today, they have 75 points to lead the Eastern Conference and only one point away from the best record in the entire NHL. How are they doing it? Goal tending, timely scoring and depth.

First, they are led by their wall in front of the net, Henrik Lundqvist. His 1.81 Goals Against average is second in the NHL and his .939 Save Pct leads all of hockey. He has been nearly lights out this season. The defense in front of him has been much improved as well. The Rangers are 5th in the league in Penalty Kills with  86.6 Pct. Overall, Lundqvist and the defense rank 2nd in Goals Against as a team overall.

Next, the Rangers rank 12th in scoring overall, but when they combine the defense with their scoring opportunities, they make the most of their goals. Marian Gaborik leads the way with 27 goals. He is followed by team captain Ryan Callahan with 21 and then the newest Rangers star, Brad Richards with 17.

Besides showing some firepower between these three, the offense is passing the puck extremely well and spreading the scoring wealth. Derek Stepan (26), Michael Del Zotto (22), Gaborik (21), Richards (21) and Callahan (19) have all lead the way in Assists this year. The Rangers spread it around and use their Offensive and Defensive balance very well.

Finally, they are deep across all of their lines. As just eluded to, they have multiple options. Players like Del Zotto, Stepan, Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov have all been a force this season as members of a supporting cast around the big three. Overall, this team has blended together well and is soaring in the regular season.

Sports, is not about the regular season, though. It's all about how you finish. We saw an example of this just a week ago when the Giants hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in improbable fashion. The Rangers were missing Callahan last season for the playoffs after barely squeaking in. Without their spark, the Rangers looked lifeless and were eventually eliminated.

This season, they are in a prime position to enter the playoffs, if they continue this pace, as the number one seed. That would pit them against the lowest team in the Eastern Conference and surely would set them up for the ability to advance onto the next round with little problem.

As the playoffs continue, they will be able to rely on three things to outlast the league and win it all: hot goal tending, experience and confidence. They have all of the tools now to convert these keys into a Stanley Cup.

If Lundqvust continues his season he will be the standout goalie in the playoffs and the main reason they will win. When combined with their ability to burn penalties, the Rangers defense will be hard to score on, even in the playoffs.

Next, they have been here before. This is a team that has made the playoffs consistently over the past few seasons. While they have not been extremely successful in them, they can still utilize that knowledge of the past and apply those lessons to each situation and scenario in these playoffs. They will not be caught off guard by anything and that helps to maintain an even keel and a calm demeanor in the midst of a wild and hyper playoffs.

Finally, there is a new confidence in this team this season. That swagger can go a long way. They know they can beat anyone at any rink. That allows them to be in a position where they are never intimidated and that goes a long way in helping them feel like they can and will win.

All of these factors combine to set the stage for a terrific end to the season and an even more spectacular playoffs. If they hold true to the tendencies they have established already to this point, they will once again raise Lord Stanley's Cup as the best team in the NHL.

3 comments:

  1. http://svenskanewyorkrangers.blogspot.com Has it all about Rangers

    ReplyDelete
  2. Just watch out for my devils. If we get healthy we have three pretty nasty lines and tones of options with our defense.

    A: Kovalchuck, Elias, Parise
    B: Clarkson, Zubrus, Sykora
    C: Ppnikarovsky, Henrique, Zajac
    D: Tedenby, Josefson, Palmieri

    Greene, Larson, Foster, Salvador, Tallinder, Volchenkov

    ReplyDelete
  3. Someone says, I have claude giroux jersey no money, no power, whether gabriel landeskog jerseys can't help anyone? In fact, the best help, it is to use his love of light to shine on the person view, have the healing of the wealth of the green light, aureate ray, the blue light, rational peace of patrick kane authentic jerseys the wisdom of the purple light... Every day I'll spend a few minutes, my light, shine on to the love and the people who need it the most body, the blessing ZhuDao. The beauty of the energy, and re-doubled marian hossa authentic jerseys will back to me. "Venus liuhe Uranus" 9 gold day sextiles form, this paragraph of time please note that business cooperation contract and, at the same time, the john tavares authentic jerseys customer problems, Uranus emergency may bring. This period of time because of Venus 尅 by serious, the money spent, feelings contradiction, break up, fraud, all kinds of gossip insider emerging judgment seat. King and mixed with T shea weber authentic jerseys triangle, hence increasing "sudden" incident, this paragraph of time to pay attention to fire inflammation occurs. So you care about this man. Carefully look at his each micro bo, see his new ryan suter authentic jerseys focus on objects and on the way some go to see him often interactive friends, listen to his share of the music, see his share of the video, speculating that he's every word, each image, he said he pekka rinne authentic jerseys wasn't happy,
    your heart andrew luck jersey will have the satisfaction of tiny, said he's happy, your heart will craig smith authentic jerseys have light loss, you several times to say to want to cancel out attention, several times and quietly attention. This is love.The full moon with Venus Neptune Mars T triangle, so in addition to the above mentioned people have great influence on the outside, the rise of Taurus also pavel datsyuk authentic jerseys is affected and involvement. At the same time, in the financial astrology, it also relates to the stock market, the full moon will make the stock market turmoil again. Finally still mentioned a, perhaps we will because something and someone apart even is departure, but any end, are in order to better start. "Libra full moon" 2 to 12 libra full moon is most influential period, full moon occurred in 7, libra 17 degrees or so, the sun and the moon rose in Aries, libra 12 to 22 degrees for the high-risk groups, full moon will affect cooperation and partnership, and left the legal dispute broke up transactions, etc, this paragraph of time emotional ups and downs is on the verge of collapse even broke out. Please control yourself. The full moon brings you are benign end to stop himself to continue a vicious circle.

    ReplyDelete

Loading...