The Rangers are staring summer in the face right now. So are their fans! There's so much to say and so little time. Here's a little food for thought:
1. Jagr is a great captain. I don't care what anyone around the league says about the guy. I don't care what happened in the past. The guy's playing with passion. He wants to win. He's pushing his 36 year old body to the max. As far as I'm concerned, he should be proud of himself. I know I am.
2. Is it just me, or is Lundqvist making anyone else just a tad nervous? Every goalie is bound to let up "bad" goals. It happens. Even the greatest goalies are human and every human makes mistakes. One of the things that turns a great goalie into a champion is mental toughness. For goalies, part of what that means is the ability to shake off a "bad" goal. Thus far in his career, Lundqvist doesn't have that kind of mental toughness. That deficiency doesn't bode well for the Rangers championship chances.
3. Finished. A big part of the reason that the Rangers are pretty much finished is because they can't finish. The Rangers fire 42 thousand shots on goal and only score 3 goals. Isn't it a shame that Renney decided to finish Prucha?!? I'm not saying Prucha's a superstar or that he would have been the difference in this series. However, for all of the Rangers offensive weapons what they're clearly lacking is a true "finisher". The coach's job is to manage his assets. He clearly dropped the ball with Prucha.