- Jordan Tomiye
Patience is a Virtue
Hockey is back! It's so good to be able to watch some New York Rangers hockey on a regular basis once again. We're five games into the young season, and so far, there have been some extremely exciting and positive moments and perhaps a lot more moments we'd like to forget. One thing that's for certain is that having patience with this team will be key to the Rangers future success.
During the first game of the regular season we witnessed a rather embarrassing display as the Rangers got shutout by the New York Islanders 4-0. In that game we saw very little from the Rangers as they couldn't generate pretty much any offensive opportunities and were abysmal in their own end. However, that game served as a wake up call for the Rangers, that this is the beginning of a long season.
We then saw a glimmer of potential, a vision in which the Rangers could potentially achieve where they came back and played their best hockey of the season so far, beating the Islanders 5-0. It's been a rough go around since then. The Rangers have lost 4 in a row, and all by one goal.
Now I hear what you're saying Rangers fans, fire David Quinn, scratch Jack Johnson, do this, do that, and so on. One thing the Rangers should (and have done is) scratch Jack Johnson. But besides that the Rangers need to keep doing what they're doing to find out what works best for this new team. Remember the 2013-14 season? Yes, we all remember the Stanley Cup Final appearance but do you remember the beginning of the season? When Tomas Hertl scored 4 goals against the Rangers in a 9-2 blowout. The Rangers also started that season losing their first game, winning the next one, then losing three straight.
I'm not saying that this Ranger team is going to the Stanley Cup Final. Maybe they can, who knows. But the point is to have patience and good things will happen soon. Let's do our best to remain calm and trust this young team that was strategically and luckily brought together. Patience is a virtue my friends.