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Am I hearing things or did AV quote the Netflix commercial when asked what he said to his team in between periods?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
not to mention a five minute major there could have changed the whole game
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
has to be now. Healthy or not.
Prust has to get 5 now. Anything less is a joke.
Absolutely. Detroit beat them 3 out of 4 this year if I'm not mistaken. I think that was the worst possible first round match up for Boston
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Please never start a sentence with surgery is likely when talking about McDonagh again lol think I almost blacked out for a second before I finished reading
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I know its not going to happen but I would like to see the NHL hand out some type of supplemental disipline for this type of play. Maybe not a suspension but at least a fine. I mean his sole intent there is to injure. He is hitting a guy in his hand with his stick after a play and does it again once his glove comes off. They hand out suspensions for "hockey plays" when a hit goes too high which a lot of times is not on purpose. Intent is clear on for Simmons here.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/simmonds-slash-on-mcdonagh.html
Now that you point this out I remeber Kreider showing his hand to the ref after the Nash-Bob scrum. Wonder if thats when he hurt it.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/uncategorized/rangers-recall-miller-again.html
I'm interested to see if the C turns into a bargaining chip to try to get Staal to sign long term
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Any chance the rangers move stralman? I think Klein could easily fill his role and they could get a nice piece for a top 4 defenseman to a team looking to fill a need. Don't think they would sign him anyway.
6 months ago on Rangers Interested in Kesler; Girardi Wants to Stay
Exactly. Looking forward to this team having some balls again.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Playing With An Edge Helping Kreider's Game
Just imaine how physical he could be if the Rangers had a legit tough guy to back him up
So this has to mean that Dorsett is still hurt right? It sounded like earlier in the week Pouliot was skating as the extra man
9 months ago on Dorsett, Falk Out Tonight; J. Moore, Pyatt Back In
lundqvist about to sign a 7 year extension worth over 8 million a year...
9 months ago on Vigneault Getting Frustrated?
I would actually like to see Lundqvist in Montreal. I think it would send a good message to the team that he doesn't care what happened in the past this is his team now and he is not going to be afraid to start the best goalie in the world no matter what city they are playing in. Hank, and the rest of this team in general, have to get over this Montreal thing and I don't think the way to do that is putting him on the bench every time they play there.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Nash, Moore Practice; Callahan, Stralman Take Maintenance Days
Couldn't agree more, especially since it was Stepan he was standing up for. After the head shots he has taken in the last week with no response I don't care what the situation is I love seeing someone on this team stand up for him.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Final: Rangers 4, Panthers 3
So the guy is the best player on the team then gets hurt and he has to earn his way to a top 6 spot? I dont think so. He has earned that spot with his play in the past and he would be inserted right to the top line where he belongs the day he comes back. As far as trading him- I get what your saying but you wouldn't get anything for him at this point because every other team would be thinking the same thing
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2
That would be great but your looking at an extra 3-4 million in cap space that the Rangers do not have
Best part about Talbot? He broke into the league at 26...means I still have a few years before my dream is officially done
Cant imagine why..he did have that great assist Saturday night-the old clear the puck on the penalty kill and have Hagelin skate it down play-thats a Pyatt specialty
10 months ago on Callahan Returns Tonight vs. Ducks; Miller Scratched
Pyatts about as useful as a poopy flavored lolipop.
To me it doesn't so much show a message to other teams or stop hits from happening in the future but it does show that our players are willing to stand up for eachother and willing to do anything for eachother. You don't have to go beat a guys face in for making a hit like this but going after him and showing Stepan your there for him which is important. How do you think Nash felt after he fought for Stepan a few days earlier and then no one was there for him? Do you think that makes him want to go out and run threw a wall for his team when no one is even willing to stand up for him? I think thats the biggest impact these kind of situations have.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers Don't Come to the Aid of a Fallen Teammate Again
Yes this is what Im worrying about because this team is better than they have been playing but the fact that they come out and play gutless hockey after getting blown out and losing their best player is a big problem.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Ducks 6, Rangers 0
I was really disapointed in the first period down two goal when Lunqvist gets run over and there was no response. I know if was not on purpose but you simply can't have a guy run into your goalie like that with no response. I thought after last game with the lack of repsonse after the hit on Nash the Rangers would be looking for a reason to jump a guy but nothing. Instead you have Asham and Dorsette fighting when it doesnt matter.
Not only does the bench see what happens but in the video you can see Girardi skate up and tap Stuart with his stick. Girardi clearly saw what happened and I know that he is not a fighter but there is no reason he cant rough him up.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Nash Likely Out a Week; Stuart Suspended Three Games
It'll be interesting to see if Stepan starts the year on the top line or if they keep him off for missing camp. If that's the the case I have no idea who centers that line or who is on the wing. I would love for it to be brassard but I don't think that will happen especially with the talk of him moving to the wing.
11 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Roster Announced, Kreider & Lindberg to Whale
Obviously mean Kreider not Kreisler
Worst part about Pyatt is he probably starts the season in the second line. I really don't think I have ever seen a player who is so useless. He doesn't do anything well. He doesn't skate. He isn't physical. He is just there. Don't care is Kreisler hasn't been good give me a bad Kreisler over Pyatt any day. It just does not make sense to have him on this team.
This is how the centers should be in my opinion.
3) Miller- but I would also be fine with Lindbergh and putting Miller on the wing
I think Boyle played better on the wing last year than he did at center. Only place I see Richrds playing center is on the forth line and that would make no sense.
11 months, 1 week ago on Two Open Spots; Richards or Brassard to Wing?; Stepan Will Help Power Play
I just kind of see it as the NHL moving toward eliminating fighting all together
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Mashinter Holds His Own Against Janssen
yeah but cant you also get a penatly for starting a fight with a visor on?
Question; is Mashinter going to able to fight in the NHL this year? If he has to wear the visor and its an extra penatly to take of fhis helmet doesnt that basically take away his ability to fight?
Series question; is there any way the Rangers dont cut him after next season?
1 year, 1 month ago on Richards Working Out To Prove Naysayers Wrong
I would be disappointed if they traded DZ before we see what he can do under AV. As far as boyle I think he played his best at the wing last year. He wins face offs and kills penatlies. I dont really see anything that Pyatt does well. Would love if they could somehow trade him.
1 year, 1 month ago on "NHL94 Comback" Open Thread: 7/12/13
Favorite is Callahan, Least favorite is Pyatt. Dont know why but I can stand him
Love the blog but the last few weeks it has been horrible for me. Doesnt load correctly and more often than not freezes my computer.
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers Could Be Waiting on Buyout Pool Before Making Decision on Richards
I honestly believe DZ is going to have a break out type season this year. Allow him to be more free in the offensive aspect of his game and his confidence will build. Probably the player most excited about the exit of Torts on this team.
1 year, 2 months ago on Whitney, Hainsey or Zidlicky Could Hold Some Appeal for Rangers
Is it just me or does the "yes, of course" and "that was one thing I wanted to have happen, go through the process like everybody else" comments make it seem like he has the job and the interview was just a formality.
1 year, 2 months ago on Messier Interviewed; Stevens Next
I actually think that Del Zotto is going to have a great year this year. I think he was one of the players most affected by torts and a new coach with a more offensive game plan could be exactly what DZ needs. We know he has talent and I think that talent will come out this year.
1 year, 2 months ago on Moore to Have Intense Offseason Training
If the rangers did manage to trade him they would have to pay a good amount of his salary. Im not positive how it works but this would have to count against the Rangers cap
1 year, 2 months ago on Richards Would Like to Return to Dallas
@CJ @AG_Blue There is plenty of downside. Even if your not worried about him getting hurt (which you should be) it is clear that his career is in a decline. Even if he does bounce back he has a cap hit of $6.6 million until he is 40 years old. Thats seven more years with a cap hit that high for a player that is only going to decline in that time. Simply can not pay him that much money to be the player that he has become.
Personally I dont think this team needs to add an older defensemen. I think our D-corps are looking pretty good now and into the future. As for the power play I think that Moore could step into that role nicely and I also think that under a new coach McDonagh will be allowed to play a more offensive game and get some powerplay time. On a related note I've seen it mentioned that Rangers could possibly trade Del Zotto now that we have Moore. What are the odds that this actually happens and if so what type of return can we expect?
1 year, 2 months ago on Mark Streit Anyone?
Calling him a third line player only means that his skills are not in the top six on the team. His style of play does not fit on the third line but that is where his stats and skills put him in terms of ranks on the team.
1 year, 2 months ago on Hagelin Contract Talks Look Good; Shoulder Update
I think if he wanted to be the assistant coach he would have been an assistant under Torts. Also with the power that he has in the organization already it would be a weird dynamic with him working for a brand new coach
1 year, 2 months ago on If Messier Wants the Job, There's A Good Chance He'll Get It; Sather to Wait on Tippett?
Like it or not I have a feeling that Messier is the next head coach of this team. With the relationship he has with Sather and what he has done for this franchise I think if he says he wants the job its his.
Exactly. All we can do now is say thank you for what the team achieved while he was here and move on hoping that the next coach can take this team to the next level.
1 year, 3 months ago on Players Are Reason For Torts Firing; Richards Healthy Scratch An Organizational Decision
You know he was already fired right?...
I really can't see guys like Asham and Pyatt having any influence. Thats really the same for the new trade guys as well. They played under him for like twenty games and they are going to decide he gets fired?
Very good point. My first instint is to think that a player complaining about the coach is a negative but if he lost the locker room it is up to Callahan to give the message of the players.
@kevindelury I don't think he would have that influence. I would be shocked if it was the core guys wanting him out but I was shocked that he was fired so you never know.