We here at FanSided NHL are hockey fans. Sure, we’ve all got our favorites but we work really well as a team. I reached out to the staff at our sister station, Blue Line Station to get their opinions on what they thought about the upcoming Bruins-Rangers series. Andrew Graziano, editor of the site and I threw back a few questions at each other about the second round.
My Questions about the Rangers:
1.) With our teams so alike, which one player will feel the most pressure on the Rangers?
“It’s gotta be Rick Nash. After getting only 2 assists in the first round, the fans are calling on him to put the puck in the net. If he doesn’t score a goal against Boston, the city will be calling for his head.”
2.) What was your strongest asset in your game 7 win over the Capitals?
“Ryan Callahan. As a captain, your team looks up to you in pressure situations. I felt that Callahan played a solid all-around game.”
3.)What one word best describes the Rangers? “Dedication.”
My wrap up question was ment in fun, and it was glad to see my counterpart for the Rangers took it in good humor. I asked him “So, how many times do you think Tortorella will be bleeped in the post game tomorrow?” He responded in good humor. “Since he is so unpredictable, I gotta go with 28.”
As turnaround is only fair play, he hit me up with a few questions asking me how I felt about the Black and Gold and their chances against a similar Rangers squad.
1. What scares you the most about the Rangers?
“What worries me about the Rangers is that they play they from nearly the exact playbook as the Bruins. The Rangers aren’t lacking in depth, and they have been a more consistent team down the season than the B’s have. It’s not pinching and isolating a faster Toronto team, it’s not about just hammering Reimer till he caves, it’s about literally matching up playstyles and hoping we come out on top.”