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I watch Eric Staal on a regular basis. He does not play with an edge and IS LAZY. We don't want him.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
4 months, 1 week ago on Carolina 3, Rangers 1
@thenyrblog this team trying to kill our hearts AND livers. Helluva game.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers 3, Blackhawks 2
The officiating was absolutely ATROCIOUS in the last two games.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Buchnevich Taunts USA Bench in RUS Win at WJC Quarters
I hope AV was telling Step to shoot the freakin puck. He had a few 2 on 1s other than the Nash goal where he had no reason to be passing the puck
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers 4, Lightning 3
Oy vey. I do not know what to expect tonight. I guess we'll have to watch to find out.
7 months, 1 week ago on McIlrath, Pyatt, Pouliot In; Falk Out; Brassard Injured
Ya know...I got my Entomology test this morning and just about instantly after receiving it, I promptly sneezed HARD about 3 times....I attributed it being allergic to bull shit. To NYR players, the blue paint and forechecking must equal BULL SHIT.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Predators 3, Rangers 1 (Callahan Out 4-6 Weeks)
The NHL needs to change the wording from "distinct kicking motion" to "purposely uses his skate to redirect the puck into the net." Did Janssen use a so called "distinct kicking motion", no. But, he sure as hell purposely moved his skate in order to deflect it into the net.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Janssen's Goal; Hit on Staal; Unpenalized Trip on Miller
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers 3, Sabres 1
Somebody gotta convert on a penalty shot. Kreider on Tuesday and Nash tonight. I know Kreider got more skill than what he did on Tuesday.
8 months ago on Rangers 3, Stars 2
Staal had a goal in Phoenix too.
8 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Fall Late to Devils 3-2
I didn't realize that Kreider had banked that off Miller. I hope he keep this up...I picked him up for my fantasy team after watching the first two periods of the Detroit film. He might not be able to be stopped right now (hopefully).
But this power play. I like that shit.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers 2, Sabres 0
As far as exciting regular season games go, that one Girardi won for us in OT off that WICKED feed from Brass against the Islanders last year comes to mind.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers 3, Islanders 2
Trade Kreider they said. HAHA.
I've been saying this forever and I'll say it again: BE PATIENT WITH THE KID. HE IS ONLY 22.Power play was spot on. And Pouliot should have buried that chance in the 2nd period but redeemed himself in the 3rd. I was so mad at him in the 2nd for passing up that chance. I would have even buried it.
This must be what it feels like to play a John Tortorella lead Ranger team with all them shots the Canadiens blocked. Holy cow. Ran into a hot goalie too. Can't be too disappointed with the game tonight. But we gotta start putting the puck in the net though.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Canadiens 2, Rangers 0
I tell you what. I think the call on Pouliot was AWFUL. Should have been a minor penalty at most. Talbot helped initiate the contact. Sure was the result ugly, but Pouliot barely bumped him. And IDK what to say about this team. I think that most people are overreacting to the trade everybody, fire AV, blow the entire team up crap. New coaches, new system. It'll get figured out. Needless to say, I didn't think the growing pains would be this bad but, it is what it is. I know its not in a New York sports fan to be patient but everybody has to find some.
9 months ago on Flyers 2, Rangers 1
I don't have such a big deal with there not being a response. I don't think Troy Brouwer is a dirty player. Hockey is a game in a restricted area with players moving around at a high rate of speed and people are going to accidentally run into each other (ahem...Darroll Powe). Yes, the principal point of contact was his head. But, this is hockey and stuff like that is going to happen and we shouldn't take a STUPID penalty (ESPECIALLY against Washington) after starting a dust up for an accidental collision.
I'm all for standing up for a teammate when somebody does something dirty. But, there is a time and a place for it and this wasn't one of them.
9 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Don't Come to the Aid of a Fallen Teammate Again
The one negative I saw to Dorsett's game was the botched 3 on 1 in the first period. I'm glad we got a shot on the play, but all in all, it was an awful read. But it was a great game from the Rangers.
9 months, 1 week ago on FINAL: Rangers 2, Capitals 0
WOW. I can't say I saw that coming from Dorsett. What a move.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Richards On Pace for 82-Goal Season
Is the ice made yet?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on New Scoreboard is Huge, Leaves Massive Shadow
How bout we split the difference and call it a day?
10 months, 1 week ago on Stepan/Rangers About $1 Million Apart
Who are those defensemen? Can't say I've heard of a single one...
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Release Traverse City Roster
THANK GOD Girardi went with the visor. I was hoping he'd do that.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Players Trickling In for Informals
Why the hell would we even talk about this?
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Options Available If Rangers Don't Re-sign Lundqvist
@johnnyb3910 Currently a NC State student...Could walk to PNC Arena if necessary to watch the Rangers when in town. Its a SWEET deal.
11 months, 1 week ago on The World's Most Expensive Arena
@GiveGartneraCup Eminger just quietly goes about his business and plays solid hockey.
1 year ago on Whitney, Hainsey or Zidlicky Could Hold Some Appeal for Rangers
What is everybody's problem with Steve Eminger? Sure his game isn't flashy, but sure does a damn good job. I would rather they resign him than go out and get anyone else.
Get this guy between the benches!!!!!!! FIRE PIERRE!!!
1 year, 2 months ago on Penalty Kill Adjustment Won Game Three For Rangers
The only reason it got to the 7:14 mark was because Torts wasn't staring daggers at the media members. HAHA.
1 year, 2 months ago on Torts Looks for Press Conference Help
Couldn't have said it much better myself...but HOW WAS THERE NOT A DELAY OF GAME PENALTY on whoever the hell it was who SWUNG THEIR STICK and chipped the puck over the glass. That was not a deflection. Unbelievable.
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers 0 , Capitals 1 (OT)
They need to put Richards on his off wing on the power play. Dudes got a deadly one timer and he can't use it when he plays the left point on the power play. On the power plays in the 2nd there were times where the puck needed to get on net quickly but Girardi was playing the right and Richards the left, NO ONE TIME OPTION AVAILABLE.
Another thing, Nash looked like he wanted to make a difference, but he needed to take it up one more level to become that dominant force that the Rangers need. He just seemed a step behind tonight.
Definitely liked Moore's game tonight. He and Eminger were very solid. Would love to see that pair get more ice time. Stralman (to use one of Torts sayings) STUNK. Can't really put it it any other way than he STUNK. He has to be better. The turnover on the 3rd goal was ATROCIOUS.
I know we'll be better in game 2.
1 year, 2 months ago on Capitals 4, Rangers 1
@KevinDeLury @Josh6 goosebumps.....absolute goosebumps
1 year, 2 months ago on Time For The King to Take The Throne
I seriously thought that Zucc and Skinner were gonna go. I was really hoping that they would. I bet Skinner would have gotten his ass kicked.
Secondly, why does Skinner seem to throw his biggest hissy fits against the Rangers? Always seems to be on his period or somethin.
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3, SO
@Josh6 This was the first time I had the opportunity to see the kid in person. My GOD IS HE FAST. I'd pay a $5 to see him and Hags race.
@IcyCup I proudly represent every time they're in Raleigh. Always a lot of Ranger fans representing in Raleigh.
And it was an OT win not SO
I was sitting right behind the net Callahan scored in. And Nash was a beast in the 3rd. Can't believe he didnt tuck one home during the 3rd.
Lundqvist got beat by 2 absolutely perfect shots and a gorgeous passing play. I was looking right on line with Ruutu's shot and if it were 2" higher or wider, it was clanking iron and not going in. The passing play just made me say "Wow."
Boy was I relieved that Richards got that one in. I was beginning to think I was going to have to listen to my friends who are Hurricanes fans talk a whole bunch of crap.
Girardi had some HUGE hits tonight. Absolutely HAMMERED Jeff Skinner in front of the Canes bench during the 2nd. He also NAILED Jared Staal in the corner during the 2nd.
What can I say about Ryan Callahan. I swear I leaped 10 feet out of my seat when I saw that puck go in. I then proceeded to high five every person in Rangers apparel on my way out of the arena.
Well. The 4th line went from getting 5 shifts to 2...maybe.
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers @ Hurricanes (Game 47)
Its a shame that I'm not sitting on the glass tonight. If they saw me about ready to knock the glass over, maybe I could inspire them.
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers Mindset Going into Tonight's Game
Good for the kid.
1 year, 2 months ago on St. Croix Saves Oil Kings With Four Point Night
@ry_man I'm going to be at the game on Thursday. They'll win.
1 year, 3 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nyrangersblog.com/2013-articles/april/rangers-need-two-points-jets-loss-or-senators-collapse-to-clinch-playoff-spot.html
I saw Jared Staal play in person when I was in home in Charlotte for Christmas. Wasn't all that impressive.
1 year, 3 months ago on Jared Staal To Make NHL Debut Against Rangers
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG @jtf1218 I was at the game where Ryan Murphy played for the Canes. The kid is sick. He has speed out the wazoo, and he looked very comfortable carrying the puck.
The call on Richards was soft. Dude leans into him and they both fall over. Weak sauce by the ref.
1 year, 3 months ago on Torts Blames Richards Penalty, Failed PK for Loss
Don't worry guys. I got this. I'll be attending Thursday nights game in Raleigh and they have only lost once while I was in attendance.
1 year, 3 months ago on Panthers 3, Rangers 2
Is that a photograph of Callahan, or is it a drawing? If its a drawing, the detail on it is TREMENDOUS. I mean even down to the wax on the blade of his stick.
1 year, 3 months ago on Reader Pics: Fun in Boston & Buffalo; Cake & Cally
Wow. That is INSANE.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Rangers Are Sort Of Good With The Lead
@PenaltySh0t Why? I like his game. Doesn't make many mistakes, plays physically, reliable. He doesn't get a lot of mention during games cause he does his job well.
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers 6, Panthers 1
Cmon guys. Give Boyle a little bit of a break. He is 6'7 and 250 pounds. Its work lugging all that up and down the ice.
1 year, 3 months ago on Line Changes; Dorsett Skates; Lundqvist Start Plan
DAMN IT KEVIN. All these videos are distracting me from my homework.
1 year, 3 months ago on Islander Hate, Part I
My god. That was a LASER by Stepan there. Kid has a sneaky wrist shot. Definitely not the first time that he's produced a laser beam for a goal like that.
1 year, 3 months ago on Tough Loss, But We Saw Some Sweet Goals
When I saw Stepan skating up the ice on that 2 on 1, I had that gut feeling that he was going to snipe one past Reimer.
Tell you what, I wasn't that impressed by Reimer's rebound control tonight. Definitely should have driven the net better. Nor was I impressed by the defense. Absolutely atrocious. Can't believe that Torts didn't have a chat with DZ on the bench about staying at home. Kevin is right, he made Girardi of all people look terrible. I can't complain too much about DZ cause he's been very good lately. But, he's gotta find a way to better, even when he's having an off night. Hopefully that will come with age.
1 year, 3 months ago on Maple Leafs 4, Rangers 3
@KevinDeLury @chetti I totally agree. I am completely shocked that Hank has played so much this year. I really hope that Biron gets the start on Wednesday. With it being our 6th game in 9 nights, Hank needs a break. Any time I seem to watch the Blackhawks play, it seems like Emery is playing even though Crawford is their #1.
@HughJasole @nyrfan747 I'll be attending on April 25 when they are in Raleigh again.
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1
HAHAHAHAAH!!!!!! When I read $6M per year I laughed so hard I nearly wet myself!!! Good one Ryane!!!
1 year, 3 months ago on Clowe Dropped Eight Year Extension Demand to Sign with Rangers
NYR now 7-1 when I attend in person.
@KevinDeLury My mother and I screamed ourselves hoarse Kevin. Idk if you guys heard the "Potvin Sucks" whistle, but that guy was in my section.
Lundqvist was great in person. Looked UNBELIEVABLE.
Cannot complain about getting 3/4 points vs Pittsburgh in a home and home. Had you told me that at the beginning of the week I would have laughed so hard I would have pissed my pants.
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers 1, Penguins 2 (SO)
@PenaltySh0t Did he hit the net?
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers 4, Jets 2
I got so excited on Stepan's first goal that I scared the piss out of my roommate and he came sprinting in asking me what was wrong.
But in all seriousness, I hope these fools can keep it up. I was excited to be a Ranger fan last night again. Hopefully they weren't pulling an April Fools joke on us.
I have a couple of theories on Gaborik:
He's playing scared for a couple of reasons:
Firstly, I think he's scared to hurt his shoulder again.
Secondly, because there isn't anybody on the roster to protect him. Last year, teams knew that if you took a run at Gaborik, then you'd have to deal with Prust, or Bickel, or Rupp, or Dubinsky. Its been well documented that there is nobody on this roster who can drop the mitts and really fight. The other teams knew that they'd get a response from somebody who is on the ice and there isn't any of that this year.
1 year, 3 months ago on St. Louis to the Rangers?; Gabby on the Block?; Newbury Back to Whale; No Decision on Fast
@Melissa (blknblueshirts) I'll bet Boyle could take Pacioretty. I mean Boyle definitely didn't learn anything from Prust about fighting while Prust was here, but I doubt Pacioretty can fight either.
1 year, 3 months ago on Revenge on Pacioretty?
I'm at a loss of words. This team plays with no energy. Nobody has shown any kind of passion this year. Its so frustrating to watch this team right now. They need to find some jam ASAP.
1 year, 3 months ago on This Video of Lundqvist Pretty Much Says It All
@coontzbloontz Wait. I forgot that Hagelin chance early. Those are the only 2 scoring chances we had this game. Absolutely PATHETIC.
1 year, 3 months ago on Senators 3, Rangers 0
@coontzbloontz Didn't come close to scoring really either. The closest we came was McDonagh's chance in the 3rd period (at least I think it was in the 3rd).
If I'm Henrik Lundqvist, I go into the locker room after that game and slam the damn door and absolutely RIP THE TEAM TO SHREDS. Call out every single person on that team.
Just watched the game this afternoon (had to referee B/C league last night) and DAMN. This looked like a confident team. Richards PPG was an ABSOLUTE MISSILE. Kevin, that looked like the Brad Richards who scored power play goals on those videos on that post you made a few weeks ago. His spot is most definitely the top of the right face-off circle. Hope he's got his confidence back. Can't wait to watch tonights game.
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers 5, Flyers 2
@JMK8363 @Beckfan5 Not to be overlooked here but, Boyle has won 57.9% of faceoffs this year.
1 year, 3 months ago on Zuccarello to Meet Rangers in Ottawa
@slapshot13j Lundqvist may not have stolen a game yet for us this year, but you cant deny that he has stolen BOAT LOAD of games for us in the past.
1 year, 4 months ago on Panthers 3, Rangers 1
There's one sentence to summarize this game: MARKSTROM STOLE IT. Plain and simple. It was Lundqvist-like. I chose a bad night to not have any booze.
Hopefully Kreider plays like a fearless bastard like Miller this time. Hopefully Chris sees the game tape of JT last night and gets told he needs to play like that.
1 year, 4 months ago on Kreider Recalled; Haley Assigned; Biron Likely Tomorrow; Asham Sunday
@LanceGold1 Why are you hating on Powe? His job is not to score goals. His job is to play solid defense, win face-offs, and score the occasional goal. Although he hasn't scored the occasional goal, he has excelled at the other things I mentioned.
Boy. Would I love to see the Rangers show some toughness. Miss Prust a lot.
1 year, 4 months ago on Time For Rangers To Announce Their Presence With Authority
I literally burst out laughing when I saw the post on Facebook about Haley going after Jordan or Eric.
1 year, 4 months ago on Staal With Facial Fractures, Vision Still Not 100%
I hope like hell we win tonight. I live in Raleigh and am not prepared to deal with the fresh load of crap I will undoubtedly receive if we lose tonight.
1 year, 4 months ago on Gabby-Richards-Nash Reunited; Asham Skates Again
@gravey94 Agreed. I want to see the aggressive Chris Kreider. He was not very noticeable in the games that he played with the Rangers this year. He needs can be like Nash was earlier this year, very noticeable even when he wasn't scoring goals. Goals will come for the kid as long as he's aggressive.
1 year, 4 months ago on Kreider Scores In Second Straight Game
I'll agree. Some chemistry would be nice. Some goals from somebody not named Nash, Richards, Callahan, Stepan, or Hagelin would be nice. A goal from Gaborik (he needs to net more than one), Girardi, McDonagh, Stralman, Del Zotto, or Eminger would be nice as well.
1 year, 4 months ago on Gaborik Trade Winds Continue to Blow; Rangers Interested in Brassard?
I know that Gaborik has never been a physical player and will never become one, but you gotta hit somebody once in a while. I mean he is a hockey player for heavens sake. I'd also like to see him take a hit to make a play once in a while. It baffles me how lazy he looks sometimes because he seems scared to get hit.
1 year, 4 months ago on Can't Get Worse For Gaborik Who Is Available for a Trade
When I heard the word "inconsistency" come out of Sam's mouth, I said to myself "Oh shit. Sam just dug his own grave." What other kind of answer did Sam expect to get from Torts there?
1 year, 4 months ago on No Need for Torts to Disrespect Sam
We also need some secondary scoring. Something I haven't heard anybody mention is how Taylor Pyatt has quit scoring goals. He has 1 goal in his last 22 games and only 3 points in those 22 games. With the way he started, I would have hoped that he was gonna provide some decent secondary scoring, but his play has fallen off dramatically since the first few games of the season. I remember in those first few games his play was very noticeable, but lately you have barely noticed that he's been on the ice.
And I agree with everybody else. Gaborik needs to get his shit together and start putting the puck in the back of the net.
A goal or two from a defenseman and somebody NOT on the first or second line wouldn't hurt either.
1 year, 4 months ago on Nine Regulation Goals in Last Five Games
I miss hearing "DUUUUUUUUUUUUBIIIIIIII" chanted around the Garden.
1 year, 4 months ago on Boyle Needs to Build Off of Goal
@rangersfan A couple of games ago (I don't remember tye exact game), I watched him pressure a defenseman in the corner on the forecheck and instead of hitting him (like anyone else on the team would have), he stopped and turned away without even thinking about hitting him. I remember distinctly saying to myself "Jesus Christ Gabby, hit somebody." I know he isn't going to crush people (like Cally), but he is a hockey player and he should be hitting people.
You know how they say that when a player returns from injury, he needs to get rocked once or twice just to regain his confidence in his body? Maybe he needs to get crunched a few times and hit that shoulder hard in order to regain the confidence that his body can handle the abuse of the NHL.
1 year, 4 months ago on Gaborik Hasn't Scored vs. Anyone Other Than the Islanders Since Jan. 26th
@kicker75 I want Girardi to start wearing a visor too cause he blocks so many shots.
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers 2, Islanders 1 In Overtime
@KevinDeLury Yea. He sure did. But the hook took away some potential options. He could have made him look another level of foolish.
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers 4, Flyers 2
Not gonna lie. I was hoping that Nash would get a penalty shot on that second goal so I could see him make Bryzgalov look FOOLISH. But, I'll take the pretty goal nonetheless.
Here's a good still.
@KevinDeLury Lets hope that's all it is and his vision is fine.
@Ty Galpin I'm more than pretty damn sure. I'm 100% sure that I'm not trading that guy nor am I letting him walk away in free agency EVER.
I'm with you there Kevin. I've seen players get hit in the face by pucks, but I've never seen anybody writhe on the ice in pain like that before. That was scary.
@rangersfan I think Zolnierczyk deserved 4 games for that. He did a good job at coasting before he hit him but he absolutely LAUNCHED himself into the Ottawa player. Kaleta got himself 4 games for his previous suspension. I think he should have gotten 10 for this one. If Shanahan really wants to get these hits out of the game, then he should make an example out of someone and he had the perfect opportunity here. Kaleta watched Richards skate 10 feet with his back to him and saw numbers as he pushed him 4-6 feet from the boards. Yes Richards did return to the game, but I'd say that 9 times out of 10 a serious injury occurs from an impact into the boards like that so the potential danger in that hit is so high that he should have gotten 10.
1 year, 4 months ago on Kaleta Suspended Five Games for Hit on Richards
@rangersfan It doesnt matter how hard he pushed him. He pushed him in a vulnerable position and he went violently into the boards.
Eminger didnt deserve to get Bickel'd after his performance on Tuesday. I feel he routinely gets the short end of the stick from Torts. Whenever he plays, he's solid and plays with a good physical edge to his game. He should definitely get 10-15 minutes per night to take some of the load off of Girardi/Staal/McDonagh so they still have something come playoff time.
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers 4, Lightning 1
Wow. Nash skating today has made my day a HELLUVA lot better. Makes the fact that I have a test to seriously prepare for and a lab report to finish not nearly as painful.
1 year, 4 months ago on Nash Skates, Doubtful for Tonight; McD, Staal Miss Practice
I agree that that the forechecking style will be great for Team USA as well. Players like Cally, Oshie, Backes, Parise, and Kesler will fit that style of very well. USA will also be very stout defensively which Torts will love. The one thing I don't know is how well that style will transfer to the big ice over there. But, we shall see.
1 year, 5 months ago on More Reserved Torts Might Get Top U.S. Olympic Job
Standing ovation, yes. Tribute video, no.
1 year, 5 months ago on Does Prust Deserve a Tribute Video?
Did he hit his head on the ice? I can't tell what happened at the end there. But its a shame about what happened. I really liked his game and hope that he can recover from this ASAP.
1 year, 5 months ago on Powe Injury Likely Means Kreider Stays
Nash was absolutely sick. He's making Hags looking AWESOME. Just a SICK assist and he made Rask look absolutely RETARDED in the shootout. He should even be on ESPN Top 10 twice tonight.
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers 4, Bruins 3 After Shootout
How bout the ally-oop pass from McDonagh on the Asham goal?
1 year, 5 months ago on Torts Gaining Confidence in Fourth Line
That guy is obviously a quack.
1 year, 5 months ago on McDonagh Might Be Left Off US Olympic Team
Maybe we can get Brian Leetch out there to teach DZ how to run an efficient PP.
1 year, 5 months ago on 3-for-35?!?!?!?!?!
It also infuriates me that david clarkson has somehow become a goal scorer. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD?
1 year, 5 months ago on Devils 3, Rangers 1
@KevinDeLury no not during the whole game. just noticed it late in the game.
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers 2, Flyers 1
Who is this Thornton guy you speak of?
1 year, 6 months ago on Line-up Changes Expected vs. Bruins Tonight
Must be nice to live in the NYC area and get MSG Network. I would KILL to get that channel in North Carolina.
1 year, 6 months ago on Two-Hour Live Special from NYR Camp Tomorrow at 11am
I love how 5 of our first 7 games are on the NHL Network...its no problem for you people who live in the local market, but for diehards like me, massive problem.
1 year, 6 months ago on Memorandum of Understanding Signed, NHL Lockout Officially Over
SO EXCITED!!! It gave me goosebumps and I feel like I'm fist pumping in mid season form already.
1 year, 6 months ago on Fan Made NYR 2013 Season Preview
I thought they weren't allowed to use team facilities yet....
1 year, 6 months ago on Video: Torts, Rangers Talk Getting Back to Work