Rangers analyst ‘not intimidated’ by Caps

Caps fans and analysts seemed pretty pleased by the team’s performance against the Rangers in Game 1. But MSG Network analyst Ron Duguay will not be cowed.

“If I’m a player, leaving this game, even just watching this game, I’m not intimidated by Washington,” the longtime NHLer said during a Thursday night postgame show. “I wasn’t that impressed. They’re not that physical, I don’t think. Yeah, they had the best of the play, but it’s not a team that you feel like, Oh my goodness, dude, can we beat this team? No, they’ve got to feel like they can beat this squad at their very best — just eliminate some of the mistakes. But I’m not intimidated by the Washington Capitals.”

So if the Caps’ mission in Game 1 was to intimidate the New York analyst in the amazing shirt, they clearly failed.

“The fact that [the Rangers] were able not to play their best and still be there and still look back and say, Wow, we had a chance at it, I think is a positive,” a much less optimistic Brian Leetch said. “I still think they’ll be disappointed with a lot of aspects of their game….Overall, still, Washington skated better. They had more players going closer to the top of their game.”

(Via @kasrawiNYC.)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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