Should Rangers fans be worried?

Should Rangers fans be worried?

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Two-goal leads have not treated Rangers kindly in recent games. Tuesday night’s 3-1 lead over the Islanders entering the third period quickly evaporated and turned into a 4-3 loss. A no-hitch call led to the Islanders’ game-winning goal with 5:30 left.

Three straight losses in what has been a fairly up-and-down 6-5-3 start to the season for the Blues. Is it time for Rangers fans to worry?

This is the main topic of discussion on a busy episode of the “Up In The Blue Seats” podcast with Mollie Walker, Larry Brooks and myself. We also chat with former Ranger and current NHL Network analyst Mike Rupp.

Up In The Blue Seats Podcast with Jake Brown, Mollie Walker and Larry Brooks:

  • MISSED CALL: It was a blatant missed call. Four seconds later, the Islanders score the game-winning call.
  • THREE-GAME RACKET: No one is playing anywhere near elite hockey right now. The Rangers played a good first 40 minutes, but fell apart in the third period.
  • AVERAGE IGOR: The Rangers are very confident that Shesterkin will be elite. If he’s playing the way he’s been, they’re going to have trouble winning games. The Rangers aren’t defending the front of the net very well either. They should be very concerned if Shesterkin doesn’t play at an elite level.
  • WHAT TO CHANGE: Brooksie thinks they need to put Filip Chytil on the ice more. I would also like to see Kid Line together again. I would like to see more of Alexia Lafreniere.

Interview with Mike Rupp:
Former Rangers center, Devils Stanley Cup champion, NHL Network analyst, co-host of “That’s Hockey Talk” podcast

  • MITCHELL MILLER: Reacting to the whole situation after Isaiah Meyer-Crothers came out with his statement Wednesday morning.
  • HANGOVER: Is there such a thing as a hangover from last season for the Rangers after making the Eastern Conference Finals?
  • COACH GALLANT: Impressions of him as a head coach now and being coached by him during his career.
  • OFFICIALIZATION: How do players react when an ref misses a call like Tuesday’s no-crew call?



Catch up on all episodes of “Up in the blue seats”, a New York Rangers podcast, by subscribing to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotifyor wherever you have your podcasts. Follow the crew on Twitter @MollieeWalkerr, @JakeBrownRadio and @NYP_Brooksie.

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