The Meaning of “Rangers Hockey”

Here's Ryan McDonagh after last night's 3-0 loss to the Penguins (via Blueshirts United)…

“We're not happy with this one. It just wasn't typical Rangers hockey.”

While it wasn't typical "Rangers hockey" compared to last season, it sure as hell typical of this season.

So just in case you forgot what "Rangers Hockey" means, I'll remind you:

It means outworking your opponent.

It means doing things the "right way."

It means a tenacious forecheck.

It means clutch scoring.

It means making your opponent fight for every inch of the ice.

It means sticking up for your teammate.

It means doing the little things.

It means playing for the greatest fans in the world.

It means digging down deep.

It means having enough "jam."

It means not being intimidated.

It means somehow, someway getting a body part in front of a shot from the point.

It means respecting the Rangers traditions and history.

It means being in top physical shape.

It means flying all over the ice.

It means playing like Ryan Callahan.

It means being as determined to win as Henrik Lundqvist.

It means ice bags after the game.

It means getting back on defense.

It means playing for 60 minutes.

In other words, it means playing like this…

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