Friday, November 26, 2010

Pregame: Will Rangers Stars Respond Against Panthers? 11/26/2010

New York (12-10-1) at Florida (9-11)

Key Opposition Player: Frolik (4-9-13)

Rangers Lineup:


Staal - Girardi
Del Zotto - Eminger
Gilroy - Sauer


To be about this game is purely about the Rangers and if they decide they want to be a good team this year or not.  They must bounce back from the embarrassment of Wednesday and if they do and play their game they are more talented compared to the Panthers.  Henrik will be back in the net tonight as he should be the question is whether any of his defenders will show up and pitch in tonight because they certainly didn’t against Stamkos, St. Louis and company.  Maybe the answer for Hank is to wear a Biron jersey and see what happens.

I will be watching the new lines that were put together in practice yesterday to see what kind of chemistry they have, though I will not be holding my breath that they stay together for very long if it doesn’t click quickly.  The other thing I will be watching is the obvious in terms of if the leaders and stars on this team are going to respond the not only the shellacking but the public comments from the coach and I am talking about Gaborik but not only Gaborik as Staal, Girardi, Dubinsky, Callahan, Frolov all have to be better tonight.

Prediction: Rangers 3-1 (Gabby, Dubinsky, Del Zotto)