Rick Nash has made the cover of the latest issue of The Hockey News as a New York Ranger. It’s the second time he has been featured on the cover of The Hockey News in six months.
Inside, The Hockey News discusses multiple teams in depth and their chances at achieving Stanley Cup glory. The article on the New York Rangers talks about expectations from media and fans in New York City, and of course, a look inside the mentality of head coach John Tortorella.
A key quote from the article comes from Tortorella:
“The way we play and compete in this league, we don’t win many games 5-2 or 6-3. We have to grind away.”
The article makes another great point: the New York Rangers are not an easy team to play against, and they’re not an easy team to play for either under Tortorella. While the team has indoctrinated Tortorella’s game style, it’s simply exhausting.
The Rangers biggest problem of course is highlighted: lack of scoring, especially consistently. The Rangers managed only 2.15 goals per game in the 2011-12 Playoffs – and was a huge reason they weren’t able to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
You have to score goals to win games.
For a look at the article, pick up the latest issue of The Hockey News or you can read the scans below.