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Senator Hillary Clinton

Monday, April 24, 2006

NHL playoffs: Rangers/Devils

I'm a fan of the Rangers, but I can't say I'm a fan of these moves:

1) Kevin Weekes to start over Lundquivst. Sure the Henrik gave up 6 goals, but five of them were on the power play, and most of those were into an open net. The Rangers on D were awful. Unless something is physically wrong with Lundquivst, let him play. He'll need the playoff experience for next year. Why not this year? Well...

2) There is no reason at all, especially when your team is down four goals late in the third, to put Jaromir Jagr on the ice for a pentaly kill. Jagr's not there to kill penalties. He's not there for defense. He's there to score. And you could argue that if he gets a shorthanded goal, the Rangers could rally. But then I would argue if he gets hurt, the Rangers a short on hope for the rest of the series.

Going into this series I was hopeful for the upset over the Devils, but so far I'm the only one getting upset. It does not look good for the boys in blue.