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08:32 AM ET 02.15 | At one point, Brad Richards was considered a key to a Rangers Cup run -- on Thursday, he was a liability. Of all the concerns about the Rangers, among them their inability to find the defensive lockdown game that identified the club last season, the most disturbing is the diminished play of [Richards], who had such a difficult time last night he was benched for all but one shift in the third period of the Blueshirts' 4-3 shootout loss at the Garden to the Islanders. ... The bottom fell out on Richards during a stretch early in the second period when the Rangers had a power play of 3:27 that included 33 seconds of five-on-three. That's when Richards repeatedly turned over the puck, allowing the Islanders to seize momentum.

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February 15, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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Holy crap they lost last night?!I fell asleep halfway through the Leafs' second period and last time I saw the Rags were up 2-0. Oh my..

The Leafs play is putting you to sleep now??



Jest kidding.

February 15, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Richards looked slow out there. I saw him get beat to the puck a few times last night. Always nice to stop a losing streak against the Rags.

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February 15, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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Of course, Randy/God showed his fury in a VERY public way as a warning to his minions that repeat performances like that will NOT be tolerated.

Blessed be his holy name. The Caps are certainly believers. (reluctantly).

February 15, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Holy crap they lost last night?!

I fell asleep halfway through the Leafs' second period and last time I saw the Rags were up 2-0. Oh my..

Danny being catatonic because of a return to normal Leafland is not sleep.

February 15, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Haven't been watching the Rangers, or keeping up with them closely. Has he been consistently bad, or just this one game?

February 15, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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Danny being catatonic because of a return to normal Leafland is not sleep.

Why did you get rid of the Leafs logo since it did as you desired?

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February 15, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Most boring hockey game i've ever watched (for what I was up for).Of course, Randy/God showed his fury in a VERY public way as a warning to his minions that repeat performances like that will NOT be tolerated.

The Leafs lost last night huh? Is the sky falling in Toronto this morning, or are people now re-focused on the Jays? ;)

February 15, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Haven't been watching the Rangers, or keeping up with them closely. Has he been consistently bad, or just this one game?

Consistently bad for a team that quoted "Stanley Cup or bust" prior to the season.

February 15, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Haven't been watching the Rangers, or keeping up with them closely. Has he been consistently bad, or just this one game?

last couple actually. And before everyone starts on the anti-Torts stuff, et me say at least that I appreciate that as he will bench Boyle or Hagelin, he will also bench Gaby or richards. It's a team, and no one is better than anyone else. I liked the move, even though they lost

February 15, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Why did you get rid of the Leafs logo since it did as you desired?

That was Willie O'ree that I switched to because of yesterday's Evander Kane thread.

February 15, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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Because he's secretly a Leaf fan. It all makes sense now.

Damn is my Blue and White underwear showing?

February 15, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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last couple actually. And before everyone starts on the anti-Torts stuff, et me say at least that I appreciate that as he will bench Boyle or Hagelin, he will also bench Gaby or richards. It's a team, and no one is better than anyone else. I liked the move, even though they lost

Boyle looked like he really responded last night to the benching. He was up and down the ice and playing with a purpose. Would have been a rough night for the Isles had the whole Rags team played like Boyle.

February 15, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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Boyle looked like he really responded last night to the benching. He was up and down the ice and playing with a purpose. Would have been a rough night for the Isles had the whole Rags team played like Boyle.

As a girlfriend of mine once said, "now you have to keep it up."

February 15, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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That was Willie O'ree that I switched to because of yesterday's Evander Kane thread.

Just make sure you don't cross beams with your new avatar

February 15, 2013  09:35 AM ET

I feel like we can make this into a game show. Let's play "who is next in Torts dog house"
With your host, Larry Brooks.

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February 15, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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I feel like we can make this into a game show. Let's play "who is next in Torts dog house"With your host, Larry Brooks.

Cue the clown music....

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