I usually like Boomer Esiason on the WFAN (can't stand Carton), but if he's going to try to talk hockey (he's a Ranger fan), he should at least pay attention to what's going on.
He basically said the Rangers shouldn't be losing to a team like the Devils, who he called "one of the worst teams in the league". Seems like he thinks the season is still seven games old or so.
Here's how the two teams stand:
Rangers: 18 GP, 9-9-0, 41 GF, 49 GA (-8)
Devils: 18 GP, 6-7-5, 38 GF, 46 GA (-8)...but as four of those GA are phantom goals for losing shootouts, the Devils are really -4 in goal differential.
Both teams are playing better lately...Devils are 6-3-2 in their last 11 GP and the Rags had won 6 of 7 coming in. Overall it's not hard to see why they're within a point of one another...they've both had some good games, some bad ones, and some issues overall...that's how you get to be about .500. They both had rough schedules to start their seasons as well (lots of road games for both teams).
But to make it sound like the Rangers should be beating the Devils like they're some bottom-feeder is pretty dumb. Not sure why being a Ranger fan, no matter what your background, requires checking your brain at the door.
I heard that too this morning. He's such a typical Rags fan, its not even funny. I could only laugh when the Devils fan from LI called in and basically shut him up when he pointed out the "terrible" Devils are only 1 point behind the Rags and beat them twice already this year.
Also, can someone please teach that fool how to use the cough button. If I hear him clear his throat 1 more time on the air, I might reach through the radio and pull out his vocal cords.