New York Rangers, Mats Zuccarello
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The New York Rangers fall from grace has been tough for fans to stomach. On whose shoulders should the blame rest? Let’s play the blame game.

By Chris Wengert

After the New York Rangers beat the Anaheim Ducks in overtime a week and a half ago, we all tried to be optimistic.

That is a part of the pedigree of a Rangers fan.

We always think our team is in the fight and we look for rational (and sometime irrational) ways to legitimize our team’s play.

Excuses fly and armchair general managers appear out of the woodwork.

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However the Rangers recent play has made even the most optimistic arguments hard to stomach, and it all comes to a point when you have to start asking questions.

Right off the bat, there are two players that should be absolved from any criticism…