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And I am sick and tired of Callahan saying the only thing he can control is what goes on on the ice. That is so ridiculous a statement and the fact that micheletti and Rosen mentioned that on the air the other night during the Chicago game is ABSURD!!!! So Callahan can't tell his agent that he us captain of the ny rangers and he wants to stay with them even though some pitiful no future team gives him a few more shackles? Lost a lot of respect at this point.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on If Rangers Can't Re-sign Callahan By Trade Deadline They May Not Deal Him
Mike Rogers and mark pavelich will be proud!!!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on REPORT: St. Louis Still Demanding Trade, And Only To Rangers
Third line will play together for four shifts tops....Miller will not have more than ten minutes while Richards will once again play north of twenty minutes. If this happens we will lose again.
7 months ago on New Lines; Lundqvist To Start 8th Straight
I would flip flop Miller and Dominic Moore. Let Miller have Dorsett on his line....might give the kid a little security when opposing players try and take his head off he will know that Dorsett will have his back.
And when Vitale was swiping at puck Girardi left the crease area and Nash had to tackle him.
7 months ago on Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (SO)
We will not be able to succeed when Brad Richards is getting over 23 minutes of ice time and is playing in nearly every important situation. I don't care if he leads the team in scoring. He is soft and his decisions are horrible. 4 on 3 in overtime and he misses the night wide left by about five feet? that is just not a smart play. Most of his points this year have been on fluky goals and blind passes in the offensive zone that just happened to work out. He is a Ranger i wish him nothing but success but this team will not be successful with him as top three forward. Not sure about everyone else but my shooters last night would have included Kreider, Stepan and Hagelin. That is our core and they need to be cast in important situations.
This team will not succeed with Richards being a top three forward.....the guy played 23 minutes last night, had 9 shots on net and was a -3. He does not go in the corners and is terrible on the powerplay. Head scratching decision......3 minutes left in the game, Rangers have some momentum down 3-2. Jackets ice the puck and out comes Pyatt, Boyle and I think Dorsett? WTF?
7 months, 1 week ago on Blue Jackets 4, Rangers 2
As a longtime Ranger fan i still, like most, get SO excited when one of our youngsters are brought up to the big team......we all know where i am going with this. Do we really think this kid is going to get a legitimate shot to stay? I am pretty sure this will be one or two and done and back to the minors. Once he makes his first "mistake" micheletti will jump on him and keep pointing out how young he is and how he needs to grow in the minors blah blah blah. God forbid he points out a Girardi error!
7 months, 1 week ago on Del Zotto/Vigneault Still Not on Same Page
A few things:- We all know the Rangers always get beat by back-up goalies but this is now ridiculous. No traffic to the front of the net and absolutely no quality scoring opportunities.- one of the biggest things that goes under, or over, the radar is the fact that historically the team has always bowed down to the other teams fourth line. I just dont understand it.- a huge problem with this team is that Richards is still considered one of the top three forwards. He is putting up some numbers with that one good play a game but cmon. Just watch him.....i personally think he is awful.- Dorsett was our best forward out there in the first period. he ended up playing 12 minutes in the game. - Boyle is awful....Girardi is overrated.....Pyatt should never put on a jersey again.....Lundquvist has been inconsistent and unfortunately we just dont get many favorable bounces.- Mcdonough is awesome......and just wish Zucc was a few inches taller, he has more heart and bigger balls than anyone on this team.- Kreider needs to be out there all the time.I just ranted a little....apologies.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Predators 3, Rangers 1 (Callahan Out 4-6 Weeks)
@GiveGartneraCup @RangerGuy99 I cant stomach him.....but he is such a nice guy in person.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Girardi Apparently Wants Rangers To Play Torts Hockey Again
The funny part about these past two games.....Michelletti has had no chance of sugarcoating any of their play.
You want to fire up the team and put them on notice? Bring up a couple of kids from Hartford and insert them in the lineup.
@FREE MASHINTER You saw a real goal?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers 3, Kings 1
First and foremost I appreciate what messier did for the Ranger organization in bringing us a Cup in 94. That's as far as it goes. The guy is a Mutt. I met him at two separate Charity events and was a complete jerk. As a diehard ranger fan since 75 I was taken aback as I found myself communicating with ken daneyko instead of everyone's idol messier. Go away mess and never come back you big baby.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Messier Joins Oilers Organization
Seriously Boyle.....two broken sticks on what seemed to back to back shifts? Hate to be critical but the broken sticks indirectly had a lot to do with two goals.
Bottom line is we looked very unorganized throughout the game. Lundqvist at times looked uneasy in and out of position. It will get better. Was amazed to see all the cross ice passes.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Coyotes 4, Rangers 1
if its not broke dont fix it! And priced the real fans out.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on MSG Transformation Nearing Conclusion
Asham was probably the best forward tonight....is the Taylor Pyatt experiment over yet? He reminds me of Brian Boyle yet a little softer. Rangers made their share of mistakes but I see some promise. I feel Richards is a complete albatross, please get him away from Nash.
10 months ago on Rangers Underwhelm In 4-1 Pre-Season Loss To Flames
@KevinDeLury @RangerGuy99 I totally agree....Micheletti made it sound like this was his first time back on the ice in a year. The Kid is RAW. needs another year to build his game and get better.
10 months, 1 week ago on Rangers 3, Flyers 2
Hey, did everyone know that McIlrath was out for nearly a year? If you didn't you did during the game because Joe Micheletti is in mid-season form and said it a dozen times. The kid made some mistakes last night.....so did Girardi!
On the flip side i do agree with Joe that Andrew Yogan had a pretty good game.
I personally thought, and really believe, it was very clear that Zuccarello was the best player on the ice. Man was he tenacious.
Maybe we as Ranger fans overvalue Girardi a bit too much?
12 months ago on Girardi Snubbed As Team Canada Announces Olympic Camp Rosters
Messier is an EGO MANIAC.......I would be SHOCKED if he was associated with the Rangers next season.
1 year, 1 month ago on Vigneault Is Coming Here to Win
If i was hired as head coach of the New York Rangers there is no way in hell i would want Messier to be my assistant. We have to understand that Messier is the closes thing to the highest power in the eyes of Ranger fans. If you go out and hire someone with no ties to the Rangers then you are putting a whole lot of pressure on him. The first time something goes wrong the fans will be chanting "We want Messier"....
1 year, 1 month ago on Decision on Vigneault Not Imminent; Leetch to Be Messier Assistant?
or Schoenfeld? but it needs to be the Donought remark making Schoenfeld!
1 year, 1 month ago on Is Messier a Serious Candidate to Coach This Team?
How about Paul Maurice?
I might be one of the few fans that is not on board with the Messier as coach campaign. I am so much more for the Doug Weight move.
@Betweentheworlds The really stupid move was to think that Richards and Asham were going to be able to keep up with Kreider. Kreider is arguably the fastest guy on this team. Why would you put two three-legged dogs on his line? The problem with Torts is that he does not define anyones role on this team.
1 year, 2 months ago on Richards, Asham Out; Haley, Newbury, Hamrlik In
@ThrSage Kreider looked pretty good last year's playoffs...
@greggray24 @RangerGuy99 @capncally1978 Sarcasm my friend.....I was joking.
@capncally1978 Why Biron's not playing?
As crazy as it may sound the last thing i want to happen is the Rangers win 1, 2, 3 or 4 games because of HANK! If they win i want all Ranger fans to say we won this Game(s) because of the their heart and grit and because the team stepped up. I want Torts to finally be a human being and say he realized he needed to mix things up a bit and move out of his own comfort zone. I want him to have a normal press conference and admit he made some mistakes but that is behind him.
Holy Crap.....I must have been dreaming again!
1 year, 2 months ago on Why Not Us?
one thing that i don't understand from a coaching perspective........with the score tied 1-1 and the rangers being severely outplayed at every aspect of the game the Bruins send on their fourth line. This line has controlled play pretty much every time on the ice. They control play by getting to every loose puck and winning every battle in the corners. Playing at home the Rangers have last change and can match up against the Bruins. Torts ends up putting a front line of Dorsett, Zuccarelo and Brassard. Dorsett i can deal with but how do you put out Zucc and Brassard, two of our smallest guys to go against those horses? I just dont understand the reasoning behind that. Well we all know what happened.......
1 year, 2 months ago on Bruins 2, Rangers 1
@_Jack @MikeNYR22 HILARIOUS!!!!!!HAHAHAHAH!!!
1 year, 2 months ago on Keep An Eye on Torts/McGuire Interview Tonight
It depends how you look at the quote. I am a ranger fan but thought the quote was so off base. Look at the big picture. The biggest criticism of the rangers over the past few years has been the Powerplay.....Pearn got lambasted for it for years....now Sullivan...what is the common denominator? Tortorella. Now Hagelin's name gets brought up??? STOP right there.....Has he used Hagelin on the PP at all in the playoffs...No. So we have a pp that STINKS and a guy he has not used at all because he stinks on the PP? Torts could have went a different way with this. I think he is trying to pull a Bobby Knight motivational test on this one. I think at this point he could have taken the high road but the high road he clearly knows nothing about. I have been saying it all year, or since we got Moore...Get Richards and Girardi off point and use Strallman and Moore. They both get the puck to the net. Tell Boyle to stand in front. thats it....back to basics.
Don't blame it on Richards blame it on torts. If torts calls for #19 to go on I've then go on ice he will do. What credibility does torts have at this point. Our pp is embarrassing and he keeps on putting Richards on the ice. A week and alf ago torts sad that Moore was his pp quarterback......well Moore got exactly 0 (zero) time as the invisible quarterback of this pp. funny to see how much hagelin STINKS on the power play!!!! Torts is a joke and as much as I love this team for the past 40 years if he was guaranteed to be fired if they lost I would think long and hard.
1 year, 2 months ago on Bruins 5, Rangers 2
Please do not put Richards and Nash in the same sentence. Any other coach would not be dressing Richards. He is a complete waste!
Here it is........this is playoff hockey which means teams must manufacture goals. The bottom line? Going to the net....that simple. When you crowd the net you make great goalies look just ok. When you go to the net you allow your defensemen to score goals. When you don't go to the you score two breakaway goals and that's it. I don't think we are getting severely outplayed. I do think we are getting severely out coached and what he said about hagelin at this point in the year is absolutely absurd!!!!
The funny thing about the skirmish at the end was what that loser Jack Hille was overheard screaming......"Stay Class New York"!!! Is he kidding me....they had 6 guys on the ice against our five. Brower starts everything. Brower also cross checked someone at least four or five times after the whistle.
Check out the 4:16 mark.....Ovechkin mushing Strallman. Classy.
1 year, 2 months ago on Lundqvist Saves the Rangers Again
We need to understand Torts is the reason we are soft.....by him constantly telling this team not to take penalties takes most of our aggresiveness away.
1 year, 2 months ago on Ovechkin: Nice to Know Rangers Won't Hit You
He has no intention of lessening richards' role....he will continue to man the point on the powerplay....he will continue to shy away from traffic and will continue to be a complete waste!!!! Get girard off powerplay PLEASE!!!!!!
1 year, 2 months ago on Clowe Practices in Regular Jersey
Isn't there a camera inside the net?????
1 year, 2 months ago on Capitals 4, Rangers 1
Once again Richards and Girardi have NO business manning the point on the power play!!!!! It didnt help that we couldn't win a powerplay faceoff all night. Hey Torts 7 minutes into the game you start shuffling lines? Have some confidence in this team. let them go out an play. I have never ever seen someone panic as quickly as him. This team has a lot of talent and is well balanced. Let the scorers go out and try and score, let the playmakers go out and try and make plays and PLEASE let the bangers go out and BANG!!!!!
Lets get the following individuals more time....Moore, Brassard and Stralman.
Lets get the following individuals less time.....RICHARDS and GIRARDI (especially PP time). Is it not ridiculous to see Girardi get over 5 minutes of pp time????
It is without a doubt the Torts way.....
1 year, 3 months ago on Whatever Happened to That Clowe Guy the Rangers Traded For?
Do you know why Moore won't get his playing time on the Powerplay.......because there was one shift in the second period where Moore jumped on the ice off the bench and led with his left foot and not his right. Torts will explain that although he did so many things good stuff like that can't happen but they will work with him!!!!LOL
1 year, 3 months ago on Is It Time for More Power Play Minutes for Moore?
Brad Richards played nearly 18 minutes last night, a little less than usual....0 (zero) shots on net.....0 (hits).....lost more face- offs than he won. I wonder why this guy has a free pass? What does he provide? He doesn't make anyone around him better.
I thought the three most noticable Rangers last night were Brassard, Zuccerello and John Moore.
Derek Dorsett please get healthy.....Pyatt needs a rest!
1 year, 3 months ago on Flyers 4, Rangers 2
@ChrisP Spot-on......ALWAYS!!! We did have a glimmer of hope in third when Mason gout hurt then by miracle was better once the TV timeout ended. If that goofball came the game Rangers would have won.
@greggray24 I would be shocked if Fridays game is played with the same attitude. torts has two practices to "over-coach" the team. Torts tries to do too much. Hockey is a reaction sport and on-ice decisions are made in a fraction of a second. We all see the difference from playoff Kreider to current Kreider. In the playoffs last year he just played.....yeah made some mistakes but everyone makes mistakes. I used to coach youth hockey and currently coach youth basketball......one thing i always tell the kids is that they will make mistakes....what we can do is try our best to limit the mistakes.
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers 6, Penguins 1
In a nut shell......Torts was asked by Pierre Maguire how he handles three new guys in the line-up......Torts answers simply by saying, "let them Play"!!!! Please Torts, practice what you preach. Let these guys play and STOP over coaching. If a guys has a bad shift or makes a mistake please dont treat it like its the end of the world. JUST LET THEM PLAY exactly how they played last night!!!!
Please no Derek Morris!!!!!! Why do I have a feeling they are trying to get him?
1 year, 3 months ago on Trade Deadline Tracker (4/3/13)
Not sure about anyone else but I am getting sick of the word "jam". This team has one guy who plays with "jam". Newbury was a guy who supposedly played with "jam"........he had Zero hits in his last game. We keep on talking about we need this and we need that. What we need is a big hulking defenseman that will not allow the opposing team to dance around in front of our net.
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers A Likely Landing Spot for Clowe; Jagr Traded to Bruins
Kiss of death.....I say Newbury sits.
1 year, 3 months ago on Miller Likely Back, Lundqvist Gets 8th Straight Start
What punishment would you rather suffer, being benched or being demoted to play with Boyle and Pyatt?
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers 2, Capitals 3 (SO)
@AG_Blue Yeah but the cement in his skates will clearly slow the line down.
1 year, 4 months ago on Kreider on 3rd Line; Lundqvist Starts Tonight
I would much rather see Halpern centering Kreider and Miller......
@McPhee21 I will never forget when McPhee laid out Dave Langevin with one punch!!!!
1 year, 4 months ago on Lundqvist Questions Rangers Toughness
@McPhee21 Not bad George.........(one of my favorite Rangers)
I realize Stralman did allow Miettinen to park in front of our net and score but please also point out that over the last two games McDonough has allowed three goals to be score by allowing "free Parking" in front of Hank.
@TruBluEsp @slapshot13j @KevinDeLury Kreider really screwed up everything!!!
1 year, 4 months ago on Micheal Haley Should Stay With the Rangers
@TruBluEsp @slapshot13j @KevinDeLury I wouldn't put too much faith in Boyle because i think his "hit stats" are a little off base. I cant remember him to throwing a hit on the fore-check to jar a puck loose. His hits are in the neutral zone just as an opposing player is about to dump the puck in. He was credited with 8 hits last night. Can you honestly tell me that you remember more than one of them being hits that created anything?
there was a time when Gaborik would receive a pass and the puck was released within a fraction of a second. this guy is world class......torts needs to just take a step back and let him play his game. stop with the bull. it has to take a toll on a guy when he gets benched....plays left wing....plays right wing. perfect case of over coaching....just like him calling a timeout last night because he wanted to give our PP1 a rest.
@slapshot13j @TruBluEsp @KevinDeLury there was a time when Gaborik would receive a pass and the puck was released within a fraction of a second. this guy is world class......torts needs to just take a step back and let him play his game. stop with the bull. it has to take a toll on a guy when he gets benched....plays left wing....plays right wing. perfect case of over coaching....just like him calling a timeout last night because he wanted to give our PP1 a rest.
@KevinDeLury Its sad but every new contract "fighter type" we brought in for some reason or another does not work......
@TruBluEsp @slapshot13j @KevinDeLury The reason he put Richard back with Stepan and Nash was simple.....he can not have Richards and Gabby on the same line. They are probably playing the worst hockey of their careers while Stepan and Cally are playing awesome. What he is thinking is to separate richards and Gabby. Have them play with guys that are producing. I would much rather see Richards playing with Callahan then Gabby. Have Gabby play with nash. i think while Nash attracts attention Gabby could snipe. Gabby's game is a sniper. he has been in the league too long to change his ways. Get him the puck and let him shoot.
Here is my Messier guarantee.......Michael Haley plays 5-7 minutes on Wednesday night. I would be shocked if he is on the ice with either Stepan and/or Callahan at any time Wednesday night.
Just a thought.....would Girardi be logging 25+ minutes a game for all the other teams out there? Not so sure. And I though McDonough did not have one of his games. He got muscled off the puck and was out of position twice for goals. I cant stand hearing how guys were great last game, yada yada yada. They need to go do it every game. For the record every time Micheletti says that we are off to a great start we lose. Gilroy to the bench because of one play.......4 on 2 with him getting a drop pass....has the shooting lane with two guys going to the net.....waits a fraction of a second too long. and puck gets deflected.
1 year, 4 months ago on Sabres 3, Rangers 1
@AnnoyingJoe Tavares is unbelievable! how nerve racking it is each time he is on the ice. The puck just finds him.
1 year, 4 months ago on The Importance of Hamrlik's Performance
Great article Kevin! you nailed this one, even though it is just one game. Torts' press conference was interesting when he said Hamrlik is so out of shape but he played well.
@slapshot13j I sure hope so because it looked like he was on a different planet. It is almost bitter sweet that he gets the game winner.
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers @ Islanders (Game 22) | March | 2013 Articles
Gaborik lucky cause he payed like CRAP!!!
I was at the game last night and it really looked like the team, except for Callahan, has stopped playing for Tortorella. There was absolutely no flare, no energy. There were a total of five times that there was some excitement in the Garden. The three goals, the Callahan shot-blocking and the appearance of Ulf Nilsson.
1 year, 4 months ago on Officially Time to Send Kreider Back to the Whale
@slapshot13j @RangerGuy99 @KevinDeLury Can you imagine Sullivan did it behind his back???/
@KevinDeLury these young kids arent able to play their game....with all the shuffling of lines and the teams recent struggles....if i were the coach i would have tried out a line of Mashinter, Kreider and Miller. Just to see if maybe they can go out there, relax, have fun and provide a spark.....especially at home.
Mashinter down to the minors.........
C'mon people we all knew there would be nothing done........on a side note congrats to bobby sanguinetti tonight on his first goal of the year, playing almost 22 minutes and getting the #1 star!!! Not bad for another tortorella reject!
1 year, 4 months ago on No Discipline for Pacioretty Hit From Behind on McDonagh
Everything starts from the top down....the fact of the matter is that this team is playing scared. Torts has them unbalanced and uncomfortable. Gaborik takes a hockey penalty at the end of the second and now he doesn't see a shift in the third? Is that normal? C'mon! Once again he is an offensive minded sniper. That is his game. He is gong to make some mistakes in all three zones. We need to live with that. All the rookies are scared for all it takes is one "tortorella mistake" to have them back in the minors. Please get Richards off the DAMN point on the pp!!!! Stralman and stall on the points.
1 year, 4 months ago on Biron: We WERE Hard To Play Against
@KurtBalogh if there were no other options than yes he can play the point.......the guy logs 25+ minutes a game......does not need to play PP too.
1 year, 5 months ago on Senators 3, Rangers 2, F/SO
Another thing about Ottawa is that Anderson plays like Patrick Roy against us. No doubt in my mind that he didn't get hurt we would have got shutout.
@kicker75 one of the major issues with Halpern as the face off guy is that he has to lead the league in getting tossed from the face off. That alone must burn torts so much!!
Thought we played a little better last night but still nowhere near where we should be. A few days ago I said that our pp needs to make some changes. I said that Richards and delzotto should be replaced with stall and stralman.......even though stralman did not see one second of pp time (while girardi does???) stall creates numerous opportunities and his getting then puck to the net actually gives Callahan the easy slam dunk. Richards is lost out there.......yet he is on the ice for haf of the OT????? Boyle back to being Boyle......didn't take long.
Something I hate.......micheletti five minutes into every game saying how great the rangers look!!!
Any reason why he is holding back his line-up????? Wait he doesn't want to reveal who on the fourth line will be getting four minutes of playing time. Give me a break Torts. Lets start worrying about some more serious things than this.
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers Don't Reveal Lineup
There couldn't be a worse time to show this video!!!!!
1 year, 5 months ago on Video: Round the World With Brad Richards Bobble Head Doll
@trueblue47 I actually don't want MDZ to go anywhere. I just don't think he is being used correctly. Are we to believe that all the twenty year old kids playing in the NHL don't make mistakes? One of the major problems with playing under Torts is when a player has lost a little confidence that player plays scared. MDZ is no exception. Its a double whammy with playing under Torts and playing at the garden. A lot of pressure put on these very talented kids to play a "certain" way. The same thing goes for the veterans. They are EXPECTED to play his way. Its very tough to mold a guy like Gaborik into the player Torts needs him to be. Bottom line......Gaborik is a sniper! he is an offensive-minded 40+ goal scorer that will make some mistakes in the neutral and defensive zones.
1 year, 5 months ago on Del Zotto: We Didn't Exploit Them Down Low
@nick__i @RyanMC I don't blame Prust for leaving and i also don't think his salary is so far from reality. Prust does the little things that not many guys will do. He is not BIG but sure plays BIG. He is logging a little more than 12 minutes a game. Leads his team in PIM and i guarantee you he gets his money worth those minutes. He seems very coachable and is the consummate teammate. He might even where an A in the future. Last night he played over 16 minutes and was +3.
@RyanMC I am not calling for Torts' head but every time the camera is on him he looks pissed......Last night we were controlling the game. It was eerily similar to when we play the Devils. The Devils will always beat us because Lou Lamorello's teams are something that we are not.....Patient. Last night the Canadiens waited and waited for us to make a mistake. We all knew it was coming. Bad pass to Stall.....Three on one...Cally only forward to make it back and BAM...big mistake. Torts needs to realize that this team is VERY talented. We need to be the hunter not the hunted. Don't adjust your game to combat the Canadiens. We should have just taken it to them. Role the lines and stop over coaching.!!!!
On a side note.....last night was one of the rare games i have seen not only this year but over the course of the last few years where the Rangers could not connect on a pass. Either they were too far, in the skates or totally not on the same planet.
I truly believe the biggest problem the Rangers have is they are constantly being over- coached.
We have the following:
One of the greatest goalies in the world.
A very solid defense that any of the top 5 can be relied on with 25+ minutes.
We have eight guys that can be a top-six forward on any given night.
This is what I would like to see a little bit more of…….
Let’s not just send 5 guys out on a power-play that looks like the best on paper.
Please stop with Richards….he is at his best at even strength. Please stop with Del Zotto…..he is not at his best in the half-ice offensive scheme. You know who should be manning the points on the powerplay????? Stall and Stralman….you know why? Because they know their roles. Keep the puck in at the point and get it to the net….Plain and simple! You want to get the best out of Boyle? Tell him to stand in front of the net on the PP! If he doesn’t do that than bench him.
If we don’t score a beautiful PP goal then we don’t want to score at all. We rarely get the puck to the net and CRASH!!!!
Why did we go out and get Halpern? We all know why…..to win face-offs and forecheck. Give him a five game trial and put him in important position to win a big face-off…..give him ten to twelve minutes a game against the opposing teams top line.
Why did we go out and get Asham? To provide toughness (like Prust…right?) Asham has some talent….we all know this….he is a middle weight who can drop anyone if he needs to. The best part of his game is that he knows when he needs to drop them. He can give you ten to twelve minutes a game.