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08:28 AM ET 04.04 | Hockey doesn't always work this way, but simple math suggests the Blueshirts took some swings and missed. The Rangers needed to replenish the grit and depth they lost last summer, and they did that by adding Ryane Clowe, Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett and John Moore. ... [The Rangers] might have set themselves up to use their last amnesty buyout on center Brad Richards this summer. But the fact remains, they are the worst offensive team in the NHL. Clowe, Brassard, Dorsett and Moore have 10 goals combined. Gaborik has nine. He scored 41 goals last season, under Tortorella, in Tortorella's system, so it can work. But it hasn't worked, and while Gaborik is responsible for that, so is the coach who played him on his off wing, benched him, demoted him and ultimately ran him out.

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April 4, 2013  08:37 AM ET

They weren't the big losers last night. Two goals for Clowe??

April 4, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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They weren't the big losers last night. Two goals for Clowe??

Seriously... are we on Candid Camera?

April 4, 2013  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Seriously... are we on Candid Camera?

Or Punk'd?

April 4, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They weren't the big losers last night. Two goals for Clowe??

Brassard scored as well.

April 4, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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Brassard scored as well.

Yep. For one game at least, Sather is looking like a genius.

April 4, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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Yep. For one game at least, Sather is looking like a genius.

Tell me about it, and the Pens looked like they couldn't be bothered.

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April 4, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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Tell me about it, and the Pens looked like they couldn't be bothered.

Most winning streaks end with a big thud anyways.

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April 4, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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I think that thud came when Orpik's shot smashed into Crosby's face.

There you go again Danny, dreamin'.

April 4, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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Tell me about it, and the Pens looked like they couldn't be bothered.

After winning 15 straight, a let down game isn't unusual. It certainly came at a perfect time for the Rangers.

April 4, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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Brassard scored as well.

And added three helpers...

April 4, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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Yep. For one game at least, Sather is looking like a genius.

let me tell you something. I am no stranger to Sather bashing....and with good reason. But you know what? For all the stupid signings he does....Gomez, etc....he is a damned good trader....Gomez etc...
I think that trade was huge for them. Gets the damp reg (so to speak) out of the clubhouse...puts other guys minds (Boyle, etc) at ease. And it seemd, at least the way the looked yesterday, that "Three-Fingers" has taken the leash off a little bit. Yeah, it's only one game...against the best team in the conference...and Friday will be HUGE...but a fine way to start

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April 4, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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And added three helpers...

all 3 new guys were on the scoresheet more than once

April 4, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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They weren't the big losers last night. Two goals for Clowe??

Watched that whole game...was wondering where this team has been all year :-)

April 4, 2013  09:20 AM ET

So... I guess Clowe has been tanking all season waiting for a trade...

April 4, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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let me tell you something. I am no stranger to Sather bashing....and with good reason. But you know what? For all the stupid signings he does....Gomez, etc....he is a damned good trader....Gomez etc...I think that trade was huge for them. Gets the damp reg (so to speak) out of the clubhouse...puts other guys minds (Boyle, etc) at ease. And it seemd, at least the way the looked yesterday, that "Three-Fingers" has taken the leash off a little bit. Yeah, it's only one game...against the best team in the conference...and Friday will be HUGE...but a fine way to start

Yeah, the Flyers got rid of a couple of damp rags, too. One went to Columbus before going to the Kings with the other one and got a Cup out of it :)

 
April 4, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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They weren't the big losers last night. Two goals for Clowe??

Obviously, they didn't watch the game or the check scoreboard.

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