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07:30 AM ET 10.10 | Well, this didn't take long. Three games. A minute sample size. A counter-productive training camp schedule. An unorthodox schedule to open the season. A pair of key players not yet in game shape. We get it. And yet, the 9-2 humiliation in San Jose on Tuesday that represented one of the worst beatdowns in recent franchise history means the clock is ticking on this team and this season. ... the next few weeks will become a referendum on this team's ability to respond to the freedoms it has been granted by this coach. ... And Henrik Lundqvist hasn't been himself, pretty much since the beginning of training camp. Is it fair to wonder whether the inability to complete negotiations on a contract has had an effect on him? Sure it is.

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Henrik Lundqvist, Icon Sports Henrik Lundqvist, Icon Sports
October 10, 2013  08:04 AM ET

Who is not in game shape?

October 10, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Hertl beat them all by himself 4-2.

October 10, 2013  09:05 AM ET

Couldn't be happier with this article.

October 10, 2013  09:35 AM ET

typical great article from The Post, looking to sound interesting. Their readership has an average iq of about 14. It's 3 games....NEXT

October 10, 2013  09:37 AM ET

I'd blame the MSG renovation contractor.

October 10, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

typical great article from The Post, looking to sound interesting. Their readership has an average iq of about 14. It's 3 games....NEXT

That's a pretty high IQ for a Murdoch Rag.

October 10, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Sounds like Brooksie had a man crush on Torts all along.

October 10, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

That's a pretty high IQ for a Murdoch Rag.

He's talking about university library subscribers.

October 10, 2013  10:09 AM ET

I'm guessing there isn'ty a high subscription rate for this drek at University

October 10, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who is not in game shape?

Rick Nash. But then .... he's never in shape.

October 10, 2013  10:30 AM ET

"... the next few weeks will become a referendum on this team's ability to respond to the freedoms it has been granted by this coach. ..."

Referendum!

Geez! There's a word I haven't heard since the last time Quebec was threatening to separate from the rest of Canada.

That was .... when? Last week?

October 10, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Couldn't be happier with this article.

may the Masoleum collapse with you and your team inside

October 10, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Post which means its Larry Brooks; which means no creative journalism, just more mass media. That guy wouldnt know a hockey puck if it was wedged in his A | S | S.

9-2 thumping, take it and move on. You have to admire Hertl.

Maybe the coaching change wasnt such a great idea; personnel doesnt match A.V.'s style, at least not yet.

October 10, 2013  10:43 AM ET

''... And Henrik Lundqvist hasn't been himself...I blame his twin sister who begged for a chance, "No one will ever know, they never look at you anyway''

October 10, 2013  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Post which means its Larry Brooks; which means no creative journalism, just more mass media. That guy wouldnt know a hockey puck if it was wedged in his A | S | S.9-2 thumping, take it and move on. You have to admire Hertl.Maybe the coaching change wasnt such a great idea; personnel doesnt match A.V.'s style, at least not yet.

I think it'll be okay, just that adjusment from 5 years of 3 fingers....

October 10, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

may the Masoleum collapse with you and your team inside

That was a little harsh, but I guess I shouldn't expect anything less. So much for a friendly jabbing this morning.

October 10, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Post which means its Larry Brooks; which means no creative journalism, just more mass media. That guy wouldnt know a hockey puck if it was wedged in his A | S | S.9-2 thumping, take it and move on. You have to admire Hertl.Maybe the coaching change wasnt such a great idea; personnel doesnt match A.V.'s style, at least not yet.

I agree with you, about Larry Brooks, and moving on. What are you supposed to do?

October 10, 2013  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

That was a little harsh, but I guess I shouldn't expect anything less. So much for a friendly jabbing this morning.

come on!

Dont be so sensitive......I was joking too...

awwwwww let me give you a hug

October 10, 2013  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

come on!Dont be so sensitive......I was joking too...awwwwww let me give you a hug

And a kiss on the forehead, and lets go fishing...

 
October 10, 2013  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

And a kiss on the forehead, and lets go fishing...

The Godfather: for the youngsters:)

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