Brooks notes the feeling around the Rangers is the same it was two years ago before they traded for Avery the first time. Here's what Brooks has to say about the current team...
"They looked in January and February of 2006 the way they look now - dispirited, undisciplined, and a walk in the park to play against.
Nearly halfway through a season in which there couldn't be a greater disconnect between what you see in the standings and what you see on the ice, the Rangers have no identity. They have no go-to guy. They have no force to worry the opposition."
Brooks adds that the mechanics of getting Avery back are hazy but the Rangers need an infusion of energy and someone who actually will make the Rangers tough to play against.
...i'm still of the opinion that the Rangers decided to go in another direction in the off-season and bringing Avery back would be a mistake, however, I do feel a change is needed. This team has become very difficult to watch. There's no passion, no energy and no discipline. And to me that falls entirely on the coaching staff. Renney all but admitted during his post game press conference last night that the players aren't buying into his system. If that's the case, either a coach has to go or the system has to change. If not, the Rangers will be once again on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs.