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19 hours, 39 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I can't deny Nash has had some sick lucky breaks this Oct. But other than that AV is just being PC with those comments. Who is he kidding? A freakin termite could see the difference in his play from last season to this.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Nash has always been a force driving to the net his whole career. Last season he was protecting his head and suddenly became labeled a " perimeter player". Same shit with Gabby the season after his shoulder surgery. Everyone was crying " perimeter player" meanwhile over half his goals as a Ranger were from the doorstep. How quickly people forget. I spent many an hour debating the detractors of both these star players last 2 seasons trying to explain to the less than patient fans that serious injury has both physical and psychological impact on performance. Moral of the story: don't listen to fancy stats. Listen to Worlds :)
1 day, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
5 games is exactly what I predicted in the game blog. Damn the Dept. Of Player Safety is so predictable. It didn't look intentional but reckless and I'm sure that s why his suspension wasn't longer. He's a young player who needs to learn to keep those elbows down for those open ice hits. Too many concussions.
2 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
You said... Crease... Huh huh huh huh huh.....
2 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
That headline is scary. Fitting for Halloween. My gut says give Allen a chance though I'd love to see the Wrath banging s few bodies and clearing Lunqvist's crease. Malone should be fine but just don't let him hang out with the infamous Toronto mayor Rob Ford - it'll be all over ( though I think I heard somewhere that he's being treated for cancer now). Other than that welcome back Step, though it may take him a while to get into form. Missing camp didn't exactly help him last year. Patience. Over all love this team's character and resiliency so far. The boys have picked up where they left off last year and you get the feeling they feel that they need to finish what they started last spring. We're not good yet and there are holes but we're finding exciting ways to win and we will be good. Nash finding his heart and will could be the difference maker we lacked last season.
Yeah there's no doubt that Henry's the man behind the "C". I would have rather seen McD be given another year or 2 to develop his game into his prime before being given the extra responsibility of captaincy and whether there is a link or not he has not been at his best this year and our defensive inconsistancy's fall squarely on his and Staal's shoulders being the 2 go to guys on the blue line. However McD is our cap't and I have no doubt our man behind the mask will continue to lead this team from behind the goal crease and McD will grow into his roll and will return to his all star form.
2 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Well you would know Picaz being the resident expert on the subject
2 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Obviously there's no comparison but too soon to call McIlrath a bust. He's 22 and lost a year of development due to a knee injury. We need a guy like him on the blue line and hope the similarly sized and styled Beuk, and one of the most feared players of his time teaches him well.
@IhaveawaiteratMSG @betweentheworlds Well then I could start on the Rush quotes - OMG the Maple Leafs should let Geddy Lee sing Oh Canada while Mayor Rob Ford snorts coke with Ryan Malone in the press box
2 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@IhaveawaiteratMSG @betweentheworlds and..."if all else fails we can whip the horse's eye, and make him sleep, and cry..."
@IhaveawaiteratMSG @betweentheworlds or get swallowed by a giant amoeba
@IhaveawaiteratMSG @betweentheworlds 12th commandment "Thou shall be institutionalized" uh wait a second...
@IhaveawaiteratMSG I just realized I quoted John Lennon and John Steinbeck on the same day, neither of which had anything to do with hockey - damn I'm on a roll
@Picaz77 If nothing else maybe they could get Michael Buffer: "Lets get ready to rrrrumble..."
@IhaveawaiteratMSG "They hurt you at home and hit you at school, the hate it when your clever but despise a fool, till your so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules A working class hero is something to be..." .
@Say my Name @McPhee37 his elbow was up, no matter what the point of contact that is probably what the league will see and deem it a dangerous hit and penalize it accordingly. He just needs to keep his elbows down when he makes those open ice hits and then it's legal
@McPhee37 Shit, you know I get your point and it's true but all these freakin concussions are killing the game.
@rangermom @Say my Name @McPhee37 Though I could connect with T. Learyfor you "between the worlds" if I really wanted to,. especially on 1000 mics you may be able to direct your inquiries to the spiritual teacher and author Ram Dass. Before having a spiritual epiphany and changing his name he was Dr. Richard Alpert of Harvard University who worked closely with Timothy Leary on the LSD experiments. The Moody Blues came out with an interesting song about Dr. Leary on their album "In Search of the Lost Chord" called "Legend of a Mind"
2 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I think in Kreider's case if he hadn't shoved the player at the last moment and instead rode him into the boards the call would have been at worst 2 minutes since the hit was from behind in that grey danger zone several feet around the boards but that extra shove earned him the GM. With his super strength its a learning experience fo successfully play on the edge without getting reckless or penalized. No suspension was the right call. Moore on the other hand I just don't get it. I like him and believe he'll be a good player but he's got to keep his Goddam elbows down on those open ice hits and regardless of his intention it appeared as a dangerous hit with intent to injure and will likely get penalized accordingly. No matter if it's one of mine or their's this game has been undermined by the frequent incidents of concussions and the league needs to come down hard on those type of hits.
Given the character of this team when we actually get good watch out league. Team D. Zones and playing as a unit are not happening yet but this is a good team with much more scoring potential than last year starting with the ressurection of Nash. There was a feeling, even after being down 3 goals that we could come back and I posted on the game blog to not give up on the game. Sometimes you know we won't come back, other times there is a feeling of possibility in the air which was certainly the case last night but we can't play sloppy and get behind like that. Can't even blame the refs as both major penalties were legit, and in Moore's case. It was stupid, reckless and dangerous. It's his 2nd head hunting infraction here so we can count on him being gone for 5. Kreider is just another "Lennie Small" impersonation ( Of Mice and Men). Guys a beast that needs refinement and consistancy. He will get better as the year moves on. Good signs but we are a team fragmented right now and when we gel we'll be the beast if the east.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@DP_Snotty @IcyCup @Gorangers0525 Lol - If Kreids is Lennie Small does that make AV George ??? "I will name him George and I will love him and pet him and squeeze him..."
3 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Both Duke and Zucc were so ready to break outl They've both been playing great. Nice to see them and the Rangers get rewarded. They stole one back for Hank
3 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
They willed that victory - led by, of all people NASH - who knew he'd evolve into the on ice leader and force that he's built to be. Pre-season I said that Nash is the huge variable that will potentially make or break this season and so far so good
@4tonynoluck I felt the possibility of a come from behind win when I tuned in for the 3rd and down 3-0. Sometimes you know they won't come back, other times there's "something in the air"
This team has shown some great character and resiliancy already this young season - once they get more solid (especially on D), gel, and build as a team look out NHL
Wild game - ANYTHING can happen, even a 4 goal come from behind win - uh as I write so it happens Zucc
3 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
We can do this! LGR
@IcyCup @betweentheworlds so they've been shorthanded the whole game and it's taken this long to find any flow. Thanks
Told you - ANYTHING can happen. This is a "wild game" ;)Thanks Stranger - you're good luck lol
What happened 1st 2 periods? Glad I missed them, but the 3rd has been entertaining. It's a wild game lol anything can happen. LGR!!!
Yeah I know about Fogarty. With such a knowledgeable fan base here I wouldn't assume my audience knows nothing about this kid and title my article as such. I do however appreciate the careful research you do and this is an interesting story. Thanks.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@McPhee37 Beuk. I always read your posts when I can and you bring a lot of good ideas and insights here so I'm a bit surprised by this one. Yes hockey is evolving and yes George is "old school" but this is still a tough and often nasty game and you won't win without players who can grind, hit and stick up for team mates. I know you know this. That's why we got Carbomb last season and Glass this year. Personally I think a well rounded team will have 3 players who can play the game but also take care of business.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Bill, you just touched on the 2 most important things for a successful speed game. The first outlet pass and finishing your checks. Well done.
This should be a good one. I'm working so I'll miss you hippies and freaks tonight. Maybe I'll catch the replay when I get home tonight.
6 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Speaking on Nash, I told the entire fan base here last season as an experiencet of multiple concussions/PCS exactly what Nash was going through both physically and psychologically and except for a small handful no one got it but now we got it from the horses mouth plus a fast start to the season and people are getting it now. Lots of hate and name calling for my comments last year ( Nash apologist was the kinder insults I caught lol) but the debates are what makes this whole format fun but, especially when I'm right so in the future when you respond to my posts just say " Yes Worlds, thank you worlds, you are a GOD Worlds , you are a legend in your own mind Worlds". Uh wait a second...
6 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Dan G as a solid but not spectacular DMan who generally gets the job done gets 5.5. Staal is a better player asking for 6M. What is the problem? His stats will improve this year when he's not playing eith a 3rd pairing. Also he's getting over PCS and a traumatic eye injury. We're not that deep at defense with Boyle getting old and Brady S. Our only promising prospect in the system. Unless they get great return they'd be idiots to trade Staal.
@Bones7 I would add in last 2 games Duke played he drew 3 penalties had quality scoring chances and set up numerous others. Not invisible at all from where I was sitting. +/- rating was 2nd on team to St.Louis and though a weak stat given the sample size it suggests his defensive play isn't bad for a rookie. Yes his body is growing into a man's but he's smart and has moxy enough to adapt and thrive in this league given his skills and hockey instincts. He'll keep getting better this year.
6 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Bueller @KevinTheNYRBlog Because I've had PCS twice from being a competitive kick boxer and am in the know I commented a lot last year on Nash and the concussion mostly to deaf ears but I was the 1st I know of here to explain to people here why he was under performing and the physical and psychological impact a traumatic brain injury has on an athlete. We saw the same with Boyle here and Crosby needed a full year to be Crosby again. Anyway my big question about Nash was not if he'll be better this year because I knew he was out of the shadow of PCS (the period when you're cleared to play but the timing and judgment have not fully returned as well as the period of PTSD when an athlete will over-protect their head and not perform as fear is the mind killer and when you are thinking you are not playing this lightning fast game ) but rather would he find his heart, or extra level where his impact would match his skill level and size as I often say this is a guy who could be a 50 goal scorer if he just got his head together. Absolutely correct Bueller in stating he will not always be this effective and this will be the final measure (well other than performance in playoffs) as to whether or not he has really found his heart, though his inspired and decisive play would say yes, but I want to see how he handles and works through a slump first before being absolutely sure. So far like what I see :)
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I predicted a Rangers comeback after 2 periods, and then again when they went down 3-1. After a few Worlds predictions have gone south I'm happy to say I'm back in mid-season form lol - the Rangers? Well that's another story. After the San Jose win there was a feeling amongst other fans like our team was starting to gel but honestly I could not take that win as a measure of anything because the Sharks were dog tired and it showed on the ice after the 1st period and all we had to do was show up and take care of business, but the thing I could take away from that game was how we stepped up physically and how we have to keep doing that for the speed game to be effective. This has been my creed for a long time on this blog and last night was a good example of the difference physical play can make. Firstly to see that against a team with fresh legs we could not control the play (until we started hitting) - good reality check for those who thought we were hot shit for beating the powerful Sharks. Also early in the 1st I posted on the game blog how Hank didn't seem sharp to me and that is something to look for. Well he did have a better 2nd and 3rd but still I thought but he was not particularly sharp - not bad and he did make a few nice saves but I thought since Hank has stolen so many for us it was time for the skaters to return the favor, which they did. The 4th line? A couple things especially since I cited this before the game as well would be firstly Moore needs to center that line. Not Muelle but also Malone should be fine but Glass is not a good player in regards to possession and forecheck which was the hallmark of our 4th last season so adjustments will be needed. Glass hits and watches over team mates and is doing his job but adjustments will be needed to get that line up to last years level. Hunwick looked good, each game he's been better. When was the last time Klein scored a game winning goal? When Krieds is in beast mode he's great but still need more cnsistancy. Zucc is ripe to break out. He's been playing very well as of late. It's coming...
... and then there's Nash. Chubaca strikes again!!!!!
@Say my Name FTW
That was a thing of beauty
Chubaka does it again. Let the Wookie Win! MZA FTW
Rick Nash being interviewed by Larry Brooks: "Don't get me angry, you wouldn't like me when I'm angry"
told you so told you so told you so :) :) :) but the job is not done yet. 1 more!!!
Crossbar - should have known