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07:46 AM ET 01.15 | Is the search over? Freedom to take chances with the puck can benefit some hockey teams and hinder others, or in the Rangers' case in their first season under head coach Alain Vigneault, it can do both. From October through most of December, the Rangers often seemed lost without the structure and disciplined imposed the previous four seasons by John Tortorella, unfamiliar and unproductive in Vigneault's open-ice system they'd craved in the offseason. However, since a brutal 5-3 loss to the Islanders on Dec. 20 at the Garden, something has clicked. ... Players seem less afraid of making mistakes, more trusting in their own abilities and in their teammates' will to pick them up if they fail.

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January 15, 2014  09:02 AM ET
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It takes a while to recover from the rule of a tyrant.

Absolutely. They were afraid of taking chances for fear they'd end up in Tort's dog house. AV seems to be more lenient when players make mistakes.

January 15, 2014  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Absolutely. They were afraid of taking chances for fear they'd end up in Tort's dog house. AV seems to be more lenient when players make mistakes.

So .... what's their new identity? Rick Nash?

January 15, 2014  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Absolutely. They were afraid of taking chances for fear they'd end up in Tort's dog house. AV seems to be more lenient when players make mistakes.

exactly right. My son asked me the last time the Rangers' PP was in the top 10, I told him I think 94, with Leetch and Zubov on the points
Now if they could just avoid Bishop......lifetime 5-0 against them rangers

January 15, 2014  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

exactly right. My son asked me the last time the Rangers' PP was in the top 10, I told him I think 94, with Leetch and Zubov on the points
Now if they could just avoid Bishop......lifetime 5-0 against them rangers.

Yep, he's good. He moves very well diagonally.

January 15, 2014  10:11 AM ET

Bruin tamers.

January 15, 2014  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Yep, he's good. He moves very well diagonally.

and from experience, that height enambles you to cover for a slightly bad move to one side or another

January 15, 2014  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

exactly right. My son asked me the last time the Rangers' PP was in the top 10, I told him I think 94, with Leetch and Zubov on the pointsNow if they could just avoid Bishop......lifetime 5-0 against them rangers

Or MDZ.....second goal was just awful.

January 15, 2014  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

exactly right. My son asked me the last time the Rangers' PP was in the top 10, I told him I think 94, with Leetch and Zubov on the pointsNow if they could just avoid Bishop......lifetime 5-0 against them rangers

penalty against Callahan which led to the PP goal was questionable, but without instant replay, no way for the ref to distinguish whose stick is whose in front of Bishop. Cally's stick was lifted which is why he cranked Bishop in the mask with it.

2nd goal on a set play, where MDZ leaves the middle wide open is just awful.

My guess is he isnt even tradeable at this point, but Jeez banish him to the press box already.

January 15, 2014  12:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

penalty against Callahan which led to the PP goal was questionable, but without instant replay, no way for the ref to distinguish whose stick is whose in front of Bishop. Cally's stick was lifted which is why he cranked Bishop in the mask with it. 2nd goal on a set play, where MDZ leaves the middle wide open is just awful.My guess is he isnt even tradeable at this point, but Jeez banish him to the press box already.

How about Bishop's trip of Zuc near the end....with the ref right there

January 15, 2014  12:56 PM ET

Loafs, deRangers, Crappydolls, doesn't matter which of these gets in the p-offs - 1 and done, five games max.

January 15, 2014  02:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Loafs, deRangers, Crappydolls, doesn't matter which of these gets in the p-offs - 1 and done, five games max.

but it wont be due to the "identity" issue, it will be due to the lack of scoring.

January 15, 2014  02:39 PM ET

Rangers have discovered an identity

Fake ID?

January 15, 2014  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Rangers have discovered an identityFake ID?

If they lost their old identity they best hope it was not taken by Dawn Budgie. She will punch em all in the throat ;-)

January 15, 2014  02:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

If they lost their old identity they best hope it was not taken by Dawn Budgie. She will punch em all in the throat ;-)

Is that the fat broad?

January 15, 2014  03:15 PM ET
January 15, 2014  03:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Is that the fat broad?

Yup - loved her character in the movie

January 15, 2014  03:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

HM ALERT - This clown is mocking hockey again. :)http://www.fannation.com/throwdowns/show/693081-darkfunny-aspects-of- sports?category_id=17

His point number 4 is pretty accurate.

January 15, 2014  04:34 PM ET

They have a new identity....its called.....

 
January 15, 2014  04:34 PM ET

THE CARCILLO!!

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