Callahan said that slow start wouldn't kill the Rangers, but a fast start could be huge for them:
"I don't know if it can break us, but I do think it can definitely make us," Rangers captain Ryan Callahan told NHL.com. "If we come out of that month on top or playing some good hockey, we put ourselves in a good situation. We have to look at it that way and not think if we don't do well it's going to hurt us. It's the matter of a mindset of going in and being prepared to deal with the travel and the road games. If we do that, we'll be OK."Win or lose, there will be eighty games left after they come back from Europe. There will be 75 games left when they return from Western Canada. A 2-5 start won't doom the Rangers, it just means that they need to regroup and play better. It is a long season with many ups and downs. There is too much of a belief, work ethic and talent to let the Rangers stay in a funk for an extended period of time this season.