I know, I know. Kinda weird huh?
I mean as much as everyone said this team would be bad. Or not good. Or well, not great...I never believed it.
I am not saying I thought they'd be good. As much as I'm not saying they are going to remain as good as they are.
But to not take into account the good or potential for good - Gaborik, Prospal, etc - or the porential to surprise - Del Zotto and Gilroy - was a big mistake by many people.
True, predictions are just that - throwing a random assumption/feeling into the air (or blog universe) and treating it as something to base fact on.
And it's not.
The Rangers are impressive in the early going. It took them two games to seemingly improve the league's most dismal powerplay.
It took them two games to score more than 2 goals.
They are a force to be recognized, if not reckoned with. And they deserve some recognition.
Not because it will always be rosy on Broadway (Rozsival or otherwise), but because they are, baring what we cannot see at the moment, going to be better than many people thought.
Wade Redden went into tonight's game as a +4. Wade Redden! The same Redden who had a 3 point night on Monday.
Del Zotto is leading the league for first year players. The guy we weren't even sure'd be playing?
Gaborik is owning the game, the Garden, and the third period.
Cheer Rangers fans. Because we are fan enough to know anything can happen, to know nothing is perfect. But cheer because, for the first time in a long time, winning feels really, really good!