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Jen Royle is joined by Lary Brooks from the New York Post

May 18, 2013|

Jen Royle and Larry Brooks discuss the Boston Bruins playoff series against the New York Rangers. Larry is a beat writer for the Rangers and in this interview he breaks down all of New Yorks weak spots. Listen here as Jen Royle helps Bruins fans understand what it will take for our home team to win this playoff series.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

General back with you on WEEI Sports Radio -- talking Red Sox and Bruins taking your phone call 6177797937. And president long -- I see you don't hang out. Ernie gets here Sox -- ball and questioned in a minute rain Allen numbering and any cell colonists in New York Rangers beat reporter for the New York Post. Larry Brooks. Out of idea that's. Out Larry to add new. And exciting is that he gets talked to me on the think -- figured. Larry let's get right until it John what are rally yesterday actually after the game on Thursday saying the Rangers Scott's banked in overtime. What do you think -- that assessment wooded arranges to Iran and -- bruised right. Or are pretty accurate. The current and long actually aren't so -- and as early in overtime period ending and in the bronze legal power play generated. I have to open the scoring chances and they never stopped -- just kill the penalty and killed. Boston's momentum. From the time from the time of the and one on the power play in the overtime. It was only a matter onto the -- and on and that's the Rangers simply could not get out there and they couldn't name any pressure the other -- it was a it was a waves. There was a wave it just kept building and the Rangers just didn't have a way to stop it. That that wasn't really reflective. Of the sixty minutes and for the first two spiritual. Very tight check in was. Kind of game. Most people expected. And then the third period opened up and both teams. A number of great scoring opportunities so. Are they over arm rose in overtime and did the court reflects sixty minutes that it -- before but. The Rangers. Have not been so challenging. Under water although toward more. For whatever reason that you it's hard for the finger on. There three and eleven ordinary in the last fourteen countries should win each. What else. Well they're got worked over. Colossal day of work to do is -- on the power play this is a team also who has struggled on the power play not just an overtime how much does that hurt them. Are you here -- the Rangers past yet regions. Aren't properly address shortens currencies in particular it's an absolute killer because. I'm not only don't score braves don't they don't generate any moment spells and it's it's the biggest. Structural problem on dirt cheap way. I'll have to work too hard to score goals five on five. And the they -- don't. -- -- Work hard enough. Or are there -- flawed. You from the west every every one who watched -- renders every but he plays for the Rangers. Everybody works from the Rangers users. China are trying to. Analyze exactly what what the problem matters. Particular. They were the best there -- that can only be sure fire on five. I'm only Chicago the Pittsburgh actually had better violence -- -- Rangers don't. They're they're very good genes are suited that power play option shall. And it and it's you know it's one and it's one of the basic reason their part to take seriously. As a legitimate contender. Talking to Larry broke on AT&T hotline and Intel colonists in New York Rangers beat reporter for the New York Post. Larry you've -- Hendrick Lundqvist for quite some time now. Coming off two -- back to back shout outs against the capitals was this game there's. Market European and that's all over the noisy here they shouldn't pop Clinton in the background. Does your practice. And you covered Hendrick Lundqvist for quite some time now coming off back to back shutout against Washington and it was heat off his game there is night did you expect more from him. Art could have expected more from an overtime and you're potentially every time -- get a goal surprise now. The first one that that we Iran you know are you probably like not have our -- back. Spot he wound up at forty try to take any and so. What is expected. And one was then. He delivers news delivers much. Night after night after night and I don't know that it -- sixty minutes where -- -- sixty minutes of the playoffs. But over time was about it. He played as well as he has been in the playoffs in the overtime period so. You collapsed here at the last guy and let someone expecting Rangers to two win -- every night. -- is the last person to look at her what we're trying to explain why it would gain views. The news. He has locking their backbone and here's. The only reason -- and play. A -- one guy you can point fingers to his Brad Richards you're column today in the New York Post talking about how. He's come up short eleven goals in the regular season zero now in the post season how much is he -- A factor in the post season or -- not a factor offensively. -- know he's is. He's not tractor and it's it's become. Routine and the fact that someone of Brad Richards. Our caliber. Is now reduced to being a four point server which is just bodies aren't. It is -- and for granted. Now because you as you just played so poorly he's struggled with such a degree. By Egypt's. Yeah it's hard to believe that that this is the -- Brad Richards who. Has been among the -- -- players in the NHL. OS-X 1112 years he's always -- are very capable player. Known for -- playoff success and and that's what we get something that happened 2004. When he -- -- -- for Tampa. You've been in big moment player throughout his career and this this is a player. Who was his. Supposed to be to -- first once you before -- and if you their virtual parallel as -- player you'd bought 39 years old -- strictly used just 33 a couple of weeks ago. And the big dramatic decline in game. Is. It is difficult to explain every day in and certainly it's it's become major problem for the Rangers who are. Now almost operating what I wanted to -- you know they're they're not making -- Five that a pitcher using you know I'm not sure and he's also one of the issues on our place use is always wanted to that's our boy quarterbacks in the league. He came here. And last year he was average on the power in the cotton. And this year he was struck on the so. Richards. You know richards' actions. Has created quite all for the Rangers that they're doing their best controlled. Certainly. Very typical event. Talk and -- Larry Burks on AT&T hotline here any tell colonists and -- -- to be reporter for the New York Post area guy that you covered in his prime. You're -- jogger and now here with the Boston Bruins. Why has been a difference that you see. In him now playing on this Bruins team that you saw when he was with the -- -- -- Because he's not doing much hair. Oh. Yeah are go for it in the locker -- well. You know you're not the -- guy. Not change guys out -- you where as you know in 1990. You know you wouldn't -- this and are now that you drove in 99 the oh look it's 41 and and it's -- count ball games. And there's a lot of mileage on Aaron there's a lot of Wear on him. -- still capable and action which of these two great player but. They're looking at someone who's 410. And who's trying to adjust the gain was making adjustments to -- The best he can't. Even -- players in the league you're clearly in better condition and -- -- war. It is it's it's it's a young man. Out there if it is extremely difficult play this game. When you're in the thirties now level early forties and snatched up the difference in order not everybody younger everybody's past. Everybody might not be stronger. But it's more to speak out. For so that's that's the difference in current plot. -- he's in there that note. For more news thirty. He's got so much of the game has confidence. Right now. Doesn't matter how many posters for. Now he's had what they -- -- -- all player one point one goal. And you get confident so. That -- she struggled with his competence is always. He's always internalized. You bury the all all these and emotional. And man armed sorties dealing with -- -- -- -- I'll always. You know I would always. Ports. -- strangest team capable of winning a cup this year. There -- Rangers. Rangers are very. -- do you really bail. I I don't. Twelve more on the they absorbed. -- I just don't think there's. He opened their weapons to. -- twelve war started that it wouldn't -- I advocate what I think it can win this series. Aren't you know you're here and they don't win tomorrow or is -- could -- in this series because I I think that. The likely it is they'll be a lot of low scoring games and I -- Lundqvist don't give them a chance to win every game and what's -- play. But I just don't -- you know more. Larry -- on the eighteenth he hotline NHL colonists in the egregious -- report -- the near post. Larry it's in no scenery you and John what are Allen have had your ups and downs in your relationship. I know after the Toronto Maple Leafs out were sent home a lot of the talk show hosts here. We're excited not only that the Bruins are moving on but that we got to hear John's daughter Alice post game press conferences. Talk what it's like to be around him is he entertaining or is it a headache for somebody like you who who has a deadline has asked tough questions. And get -- their computer. IIRAR. And figure it out -- but not part of the fascination. Dynamic between. Toro and media. It is because not -- Odd as an unprofessional. -- I don't I don't know why other media so to all of John Porter used interaction. Went to court he really and and it it it it's it's not a subject. Really interest. Parity in EU monitors upward arc. Now beyond. Pitcher and Saturday Cory bird the great. That's the shame. That is an in between. Any group orders -- any manager coach and sports. Are so it is it's it's subject that. -- Game two tomorrow afternoon the Bruins. Faced -- scheme to what adjustments of the Rangers need to make you talked about the power plain fact they need to play better. They are in also an overtime. But what adjustments they meet need to make that you noticed. That they fell short in game one. Well I need to do a much better job that you wouldn't -- the pocket and and and getting into the into the Austin zone and I'm maintaining possession in the Austin and work in the Boston fans you're the opportunities that they lost yeah I obviously to gain -- On the planet -- Defense as three cookies. No wonder how to play mostly -- the other two didn't so that -- plan against. Either as pre -- -- and the Rangers just didn't work they didn't force the art and acts and our credit the Bruins spot. The Rangers fore check was was -- most of -- -- that got too much better job. -- Coverage individuals no speed didn't do that very well the other guys and wanted to completely neutral zone in the pocket and the war and sustained some pressure around two -- third goaltender. Made some made a couple of statements are here again when he's in it opened why do Gerald or -- twelve or fourteen minutes where. -- can exchange mushy and and both teams are pretty -- spot. The Rangers didn't sustain any pressure I didn't think that under the parent current players like that well. This matter. Barbara -- had an ordinary game. I don't think Ryan Callahan and much of the game. So they knew they certainly need more we need more fortunate. Again they are finally regenerate so. Well look at it but. They they have broken that down. On back in remodeled. On markets aren't so. That that the power players use is guilty until proven and. -- perform really go prediction that the series. Our Arctic lender to one and six -- yours started then and there and Ottawa won over and also it now. But an impact. And good. I think virgin goaltending the biggest edgy this year -- and ranger ranger four against Boston's. See him in Boston's -- -- -- do you think there -- you know they get. Each other to a large degree and an important group of four or is it stronger and deeper than the Rangers group I think the Rangers but defenses. A little stronger and deeper than Boston even though charges. By far -- you know is clearly the best defenseman on the ice. What I indictment of one percentage is Rangers. An edge in the series and so the arts are electorate 26. At this point. Aren't they haven't Larry -- and tell colonists in the Ukraine to -- report -- the near post you can read his column every Sunday slap shots. On the near post New York Post dot com Larry and keep your time. You're welcome.

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