Expectations were sky high in New York after they catapulted from rebuild to contention last season but the Rangers are already in danger of missing the playoffs.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: I guess that only leaves another team that I want to talk about. Once upon a time on this show, a team of destiny. A team we would consider wearing the Disney Cape and everything. The New York Rangers.
OMAR: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. I was not part of that.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: What do you mean you were not part of that? Why do you think we got that whole bet going with Cuthbert last year?
OMAR: That's true. That's true. Yeah.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: If the Rangers were a movie, they'd be "High School Musical 2."
OMAR: Man, that's an insult. That's the worst one, in my opinion. I said what I said. That's the worst one.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: That's my point. It is the worst one.
OMAR: Yeah. Because man, they just-- then the Jacob-- did you see the Athanasiou quote? That's so funny.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: No, I didn't see a quote. What did he say?
OMAR: He-- so I guess they got into it during their game. And then-- and then like, Athanasiou said, like-- I'm paraphrasing. It was like, he makes $8 million and doesn't have any goals. So I guess he has to find a way to do something on the ice. It's like, oh.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: Avry, can you remind the people at home, which Caribbean island that Andreas Athanasiou is partially from?
AVRY LEWIS-MCDOUGALL: Guyanese, man.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: Yes, man. Guyanese. Yes, shout out Andreas Athanasiou. I was able to get the name right.
OMAR: Yeah, but the big thing, man, it has to be Shesterkin, right? I mean, and even he himself has admitted it, but it's-- they just-- they're not getting the same saves that they got last year. They're just not. And the timely ones too, right? Like just their recent loss against Ottawa, right?
I think they're up, like, 2-1 or something. And then you check the [INAUDIBLE] you check the game afterwards, they lost like 3-2 in overtime. So like the timely saves, the routine saves, and then the-- that kind of just hurts [INAUDIBLE].
Especially in a year where they probably were like, hey, we're going for the cup this year. And now it's just like-- so now they're just being hit like on all ends when it comes to their confidence. It's brutal.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: Yeah, I picked them to go to the Conference Final. When we do that episode where we walk back all the stuff that we got wrong, I feel like I'm going to have a laundry list of stuff.
SAM CHANG: I was actually just thinking about this earlier when we were talking about the Flames and then Nashville. I feel like we all got a lot of things really wrong this year.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: Oh yeah. When we get to that episode, we definitely will.