So many things to say - but for me it comes down to this:
Thank You New York Rangers.
Thanks for a great season - a big step forward - and the most exciting ride we've had in a long time. We got within 2 wins of the Stanley Cup finals. And in the 4 games we lost to the Devils - we had the lead in one and fought back from multi-goal deficits to tie the other two.
The thing to remember is that - for the most part - we are a young team on the rise.
Next year we can fully expect that Krieder, Stepan, McDonaugh, Hagelin, and others will be better hockey players. And there is no reason to expect any drop off from Callahan, Dublinsky, Lundqvist, Staal, Girardi, ... and so on. You get the idea.
We were one of the last 3 teams standing. Our guys played hockey the right way - tough, selfless, accountable - something we've been waiting for a long time.
So I'm going to try and look past how close we came to beating New Jersey. It's hard - but I'll get there.
I'm going to look at this year as the start of something great.
And to Tortorella and the team I say:
Thank you men!
Let's go Rangers.
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Devils 5, Rangers 4 - The New York Rangers lost their first preseason game of the season to the New Jersey Devils by the score of 5-4, last night. For a box score, click here. …...
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