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Rangers changing soft rep that defined (and still irks) old-timers

Rangers changing soft rep that defined (and still irks) old-timers
Published On: Thu, Nov 08
Mar 18, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) protects the puck from dNew York Rangers defenseman Matt Hunwick (44) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Regarding the Rangers, the most pleasantly surprising pro sports team in the area:

1. Tuesday it was Neal Pionk riding to the rescue of Filip Chytil, a couple of weeks ago it was Jesper Fast intervening on behalf of Pavel Buchnevich and in between those episodes there was Brady Skjei attempting to avenge a wrong done Mats Zuccarello.

You probably have noticed that none of the respondents is exactly Nick Fotiu.

A pack mentality has developed under David Quinn and it has been in force sinceA the coach reprimanded his teamA in the wake of the same-old, same-old in the exhibition opener at New Jersey, in which no one answered Eric Grybaa€™s concussion-inducing headshot against Boo Nieves.

This all-for-one, one-for-all approach is not only in stark contrast to the bygone era under Alain Vigneault in which the Rangers turned more cheeks than a prison guard conducting strip searches, it is all but antithetical to the franchisea€™s historical pedigree. That is why it is so welcome.

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