C’mon now, this is getting ridiculous.


The Rangers’ scoring woes have been much-documented this year. But surely none have cited the utterly frightening statistic which I am about to.

Former 30 goal scorer Petr Prucha and first-line center Brandon Dubinsky are on pace to fall short of the 2001-2002 scoring totals of … Sandy McCarthy.

Yes, that’s right. Sandy McCarthy, the former Ranger enforcer.

While fans were quite fond of McCarthy, they did not generally expect him to use his hands for scoring purposes. As enforcers go, he certainly could play, but come on …

While Dubinsky and Prucha are NHL-caliber players, the fact that two players the Rangers are counting on to produce offense are falling so far short of such a low standard is a problem.

Dubinsky, to me, projects as a second-line center if he improves his skating a bit more, but is not ready for more than a third-line role. Prucha needs to get more PP time, preferably on the ice at the same time as Jagr. He has shown that he can be deadly on the powerplay while playing with the captain.

Prucha, at least, should then be able to outscore Sandy McCarthy.


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6 Responses to “C’mon now, this is getting ridiculous.”

  1. rangersin08 Says:

    Where is 2005 Prucha?

  2. ortie41 Says:

    I don’t know. He’s always been the streaky type. Then again, most scorers are.

    Maybe it’s the way he’s been used, but honestly, I don’t know if he could hold up on the top two lines. He tends to get knocked around quite a bit.

    But Prucha has really improved his defensive game since his rookie year. He always had the desire and the intensity to be a good defensive player, and now he has the experience too. He’s +1 through 31 games despite only scoring 8 points. The +/- is good enough for a tie for fourth on the team.

  3. mostvaluablemara Says:

    screw the mitchell report, this is the most fascinating bit of information in the sports world to come out this week

  4. mostvaluablemara Says:

    prucha’s doctor needs to up his dosage of “pruchaxil”

  5. rangersin08 Says:


  6. ortie41 Says:

    You were right about the 5-1 part …

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