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“Scammer!” Americans angry at Panarin for shame in the Stanley Cup

The first round of the playoffs of the National Hockey League in this season proved to be an insurmountable barrier for many Russians. Until now, Dmitry Orlov (Boston Bruins), Vladislav Namestnikov (Winnipeg Jets), Alexander Georgiev, Valery Nichushkin (both Colorado Avalanche), Vladislav Gavrikov (Los Angeles Kings), Kirill Kaprizov (Minnesota Wild), Semyon Varlamov, Ilya Sorokin, Alexander Romanov (all – New York Islanders), Andrey Vasilevsky, Nikita Kucherov and Mikhail Sergachev (all – “Tampa Bay Lightning”).

Now this list has been replenished with three Russian league stars from the New York Rangers – Igor Shesterkin, Vladimir Tarasenko and Artemy Panarin. The Blueshirts, after two consecutive wins at the start of the series against the New Jersey Devils, squandered their advantage too easily, and were subsequently forced to save themselves and bring the confrontation to the seventh game. The final game was the epitome of the entire series: the stars and leaders of the Rangers literally evaporated and seemed not even to be in the playoffs, and the Devils, thanks to their character and hard work, achieved the desired result and won their first Stanley Cup series since 2012.< br>
Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin were among the main objects of criticism from Rangers fans. The first is the best sniper of the team according to the results of the regular season, the second is the best assistant and scorer of the championship in the camp of the blueshirts. But in the playoffs, both seemed to be replaced. Zibanejad scored only one goal in seven games, Panarin scored only two points (and those were scored in the first game of the series, after which – six games in a row without effective action).

“Panarin is a scammer “The second highest paid player in the NHL scored only two points in the playoffs, did not score a single puck, does not work in defense. He is a ghost. At the same time, he has a larger contract than Auston Matthews and Leon Draisaitl,” one of Rangers fans on social media.
And there are hundreds of similar comments. Some fans of the Blueshirts even demand to get rid of Panarin, but it is clear that behind such statements there is nothing but emotions.

The resentment of Panarin's performance is understandable. The management of the wealthy New York club did a great job in the trade market, acquiring Patrick Kane and Vladimir Tarasenko with great difficulty and making sure that both the Rangers had an advantage in personnel, and Panarin received serious support in the person of his best friends. In fact, it turned out that Kane and Tarasenko proved to be an order of magnitude more successful than Artemy. The eminent American has 6 points (1+7), Tarasenko has 4 (3+1). If their appearance on the site was recorded, then no one saw active actions from Panarin.

In the grandiose failure of the Rangers, who were previously included in the list of the main contenders for the Stanley Cup, Igor Shesterkin is most offended. The Russian goalkeeper was perhaps the only one who really wanted to get into the next stage of the tournament and did everything possible for this. Six not only performed his immediate duties and regularly saved his team, but also tried to add activity to the attack. Probably, a lot says a lot about the team's prospects in attack when the goalkeeper takes the initiative. It's good that the Rangers understand this.
“”I'm very sorry for Igor. He fought for us throughout the series. I give credit to the Devils goalkeeper, he also played well, but I'm more worried about our goalkeeper “I really feel sorry for him. He fought and we let him down,” Blueshirts defender Adam Fox said. After the first round, at best, six representatives of Russia will claim the trophy: Sergey Bobrovsky (Florida Panthers), Ilya Samsonov (Toronto Maple Leafs), Ivan Barbashev (Vegas Golden Knights), Evgeny Dadonov (Dallas Stars) ), Klim Kostin (Edmonton Oilers), Petr Kochetkov (Carolina Hurricanes). And this number will inevitably decrease by the conference finals.


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