Rangers fan for life thanks to my Dad!
@rangermom I completely disagree .Watching Torts postgame was cringe inducing. Reporters have jobs, and sure the questions can be repetitive or ignorant, but his reactions were an embarrassment to the club. In contrast, I loved the AV post game interviews during the Cup run. His demeanor never changed. He was respectful, patient and professional, win or lose. The only thing I will concede is he demanded his players best effort each and every game. Unfortunately, this years club plays down to lesser opponents or fails to show up for games against the Islanders.
OH GOD, PLEASE DON'T LET THEM LOSE TONIGHT!!!
Sorry, Long Island Ranger fan who is not enjoying the Islanders success as of late.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
With all the talk about Rick Nash being considered for the Hart trophy, shouldn't Derek Stepan be considered for the Lady Byng?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-vs-ottawa.html
Almost erases the sting of losing to the Islanders and Bruins back to back. But as always, it's an AWESOME feeling to beat Sidney and the other crybabies!!!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
What excites me the most about this Rangers team is the number players I would rate with a really high hockey IQ. Nash, St Louis, Stepan, MZA, Brassard and Kreider. And a slowly emerging JT MIller. Add McDonagh and Boyle to the equation and that's almost half a team of players with intelligence and creativity paired with skill! What is lacking? Size and snarl! So is what they have enough to take the championship or are they still a trade away from the ultimate prize?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Say my Name Edgy is great, that is a bit too far.
@MikeBlue To win the cup you only need to win one team from the Western conference! But it would be nice to take a few.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@NYRwegiian @NYRblogneill 3-1 Rangers Hayes
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/open-thread-114-12-pm-nyr-optional-last-nights-loss-stepans-return-imminent.html
Good luck Kevin. But I am heartbroken. I love this site. I love the people on it. Other than a little too much conversation about the status everyone's balls, it has been my go to place for everything Rangers. You have created such an amazing community. Smart, clever and some times, laugh out loud funny...it's been a great time.
@TomDundie What? I don't think three day breaks in the schedule are good for you!
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@queensbee @Say my Name Perfect
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
7 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
It's all pretty harmless stuff guys. DB should be proud. How long until we get to talk about important stuff again?
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/the-broadway-hats-thoughts-on-the-2013-14-season.html
I feel like a recovering addict. Every night I I think there is another game to watch...
I miss Rangers hockey.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/above-beyond-the-rangers-2013-14-season.html
@rangermom rangermom is cool!
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I do agree with Kevin, but I am sure everyone will feel better after the first win.
And welcome to Rogerio! That's why I love this blog!
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
It has taken 19 hours for me to check in to the blog. Last night was the most exciting and heartbreaking game I have seen in decades. LA has not lead in this series for a minute. Yet they squeak out two wins. Yes, there was goalie interference and yes the Rangers had their opportunities. To take this thing, the Rangers will have to amp it up another notch. Pound Doughty into his corner, stay away from penalties and force LA to cough up the puck. The Rangers are skating with these guys! It is neck and neck and it is not over yet! Our boys can do it! But if any of you is willing, feel free to sell your soul to the devil!!!
Frustrating game to watch. First period was an example of all the Rangers attributes. That diminished with each period. LA is absolutely talented and strong, but only did as much as they needed to do to win the game. Subtract a couple of bad bounces and it's a different outcome. I disagree with Mcphee37, this team did play tough (Stralman?!), but they have to drive LA to play there type of game.
This is not over yet!
My husband's birthday is June 14th, so when the Ranger's lost game six he exclaimed "now they've ruined my birthday!" (Rangers fan by marriage only). It was a cool, rainy day, so we couldn't celebrate his birthday at the beach. I think we watched some chick film, just killing time, and he has never forgiven me for it. Though we are still married 24 years later and he is pulling for the Rangers big time along with our three children." Happy wife, happy life".
Let's Go Rangers!
Congratulations to our NY Rangers and all its fans! I have been following this site for a few years now and it is easily the best fan blog out there. Kevin's insights and recaps are always spot on and I can't tell you how many times you have made me laugh. Not to mention some of you guys out there are crazy funny!!! And not just silly, but really clever stuff! The language can be a little blue (you guys are always talking about sucking something) but it is my favorite place to visit after every Rangers game.
As someone who was not a kid when the Rangers won in 1994, I hope the younger fans realize how special it is for the Rangers to be in this position this morning. Twenty years is a long time and we have watched many players come and go from this club. But there is no doubt in my mind...this team is SPECIAL.
I have no idea how this thing is going to end... The teams in the West are better, blah, blah, blah but as Derrick Brassard said postgame in the Pittsburgh series, "Why not us?"
Enjoy every moment boys and girls and thanks to Kevin! So glad you didn't take that Islanders job last April 1st!
LETS GO RANGERS1
9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Just saw that there is a hearing scheduled for today on the Prust hit.
It can't change the score though.. Damn, and I was so enjoying this new feeling of excitement and dare I say optimism? I will now return to the comfortable agony of being a Rangers fan.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/friday-52314-headlines.html
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Funny stuff! Who know Rangers fans were so clever!
Has anyone else been in a crazy good mood?
I love this team!
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/can-lundqvist-conquer-his-greatest-challenge.html
I don't know which team will show up tonight, but what I do know is that I am not ready for this season to end!
I won't be there but I hope MSG is freakin loud!!!
Let's go Rangers!
10 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I was in out of the room due to a house full of guests, and less than half of them cared about what was happening in the game(husbands side). As sick as I felt after the loss, I felt better this morning when I read about the Rangers lack of success in the second game of every series since 2011. Yesterday's game was a wake up call. Four goals in game one, two quick ones in game two, their minds had moved on to the next round. This team has to find a way to beat a nasty, hardworking Flyers club. Driving to the net, a constant forecheck/backcheck, a successful powerplay and near perfect goaltending are required. In that spot for the NHL, there is a reason those players are holding the Stanley Cup and crying their eyes out! Every game is a battle and this team needs to raise its level of commitment if it wants to continue playing hockey into June.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
12pm on Easter Sunday? What am I supposed to do with my Brunch guests?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Exciting game to watch, and thrilled to see the Rangers get the lucky bounce for a change. Great goal for MZA, this guy is just so much fun to watch.But Kevin...sucking what? Completely unnecessary.
1 year, 1 month ago on Rangers 1, Red Wings 0
Are you in the business? Tremendous assessment and your writing style is excellent. Congrats on an amazing piece. Sadly, you have now depressed me even more. So much for Christmas shopping....
1 year, 2 months ago on Why Are The Rangers Swimming in Mediocrity?
Typical for the Rangers, offense is still struggling to score goals. But what I have noticed is the defense going deep often and then getting caught or looking to break out and losing the puck. I would imagine that it takes experience to know when to join the play and when to hang back or making the right clearing pass. Changing from a defensive system to offensive must be confusing at first. It will take some time for the players to get familiar with each others positioning And remember, they are playing West Coast teams. It's almost like playing in Europe, with players always in motion and the quick transitioning. Our guys are still attempting point shots through traffic? There needs to be more movement, puck possession, well almost everything.. Does that explain the turnovers? I'm not sure. But when they feel more comfortable it should improve.
Everyone take a deep breath!
Oh yea, at least their not 0-6!
One more thing, Lundqvist has a gold medal, you think he faked that?
1 year, 4 months ago on Ducks 6, Rangers 0
I said it before, this team lacks a hungry, fire in the belly, win at all costs type of player. No grit, no nastiness, no snarl! Long season....
1 year, 5 months ago on Canucks 5, Rangers 0
Wow, the 2nd PRESEASON game and you guys are climbing over each other to damn this team to last year's fate! Everybody take a deep breath...
We all know the Rangers have a long way to go but we have to give it a little time. Change of system, of emphasis from defense to offense. And from crazy coach to not crazy coach, it won't happen overnight. But without Tortorella's "I'm patient but I am not really patient" Dog House, these guys are going to be able take some chances and build their confidence.
Stop worrying and be excited! Just 16 days to go!
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers to Use Power Play To Push Back Against Opponent's Physicality?
i am more worried about their general lack of toughness than I am about needing an enforcer. We love our "nice guy" Rangers but there is a serious deficiency in the nasty category ie Boston's Milan Lucic or the Ducks Corey Perry. Guys who play like their pissed off and don't care who they take it out on. Nobody ruthless on this club.
1 year, 5 months ago on Vigneault: Enforcers Need to Know How to Play
Again...I love him!
1 year, 5 months ago on Vigneault: If You Want to Score Goals You've Got To Go To The Net
I think I'm in love!
1 year, 5 months ago on Vigneault Wants to Play a Fast Paced Game
A little slower at times, but better than missing my NY Ranger blog fix every day!. I still can't believe I fell for your April Fools joke! You have created a family of Ranger fans here at the blog...thanks for keeping this thing going. One other point, I think Richards is going to bounce back big this year and Kreider is going to be a beast! LETS GO RANGERS
1 year, 6 months ago on Why Ads Are Important to TheNYRBlog
Of course Avery is bitter. He ran into the unmovable object that was John Tortorella. Avery was attempting to market himself as a 'bad boy" and fan favorite. But Torts can only see his players in a one dimensional way and would not buy into his shtick. Unfortunately for Rangers fans, his play incorporated snarl and grit and like him or not, heart. The loss of Avery, Dubinsky and Prust left a huge hole in the nasty, kick your ass department. Clearly viewed throughout the Boston series. And the way he mishandled Kreider?
A new Rangers coach has to find the middle between 'players coach' and well...Torts. This is New York, the players should always be treated like pro athletes but they need to understand the responsibilities that playing here entails. Not every player has the same skill set, and of course their strengths vary. Torts felt every player should be mucking the puck out of the corner rather than the guys with hands go to the net and the guys who are going to win the battles getting them the puck. And shouldn't there be the ability to adjust to the opposition's strengths? Torts could not modify the system, it was what it was. Remember, except for game two, the Boston games were all close. But with out assessment and adjustment, nothing changes.
I hate Craig Carton, but I agree with him when he said the Rangers are a bunch of nice guys with a bad coach. Yes, the press asks annoying questions, but that is there job. Whether it is the guy telling us to take off our shoes at the airport or the cop pulling you over for talking on a cell phone, everyone has a job to do and should be treated with respect. He had no right to speak to those people as he did. He was a daily embarrassment to a very proud organization.
What will the next coach bring, that is up to Sather....
1 year, 9 months ago on Sean Avery 'Happy' To See Torts Go
I was in high school (on Long Island) for three of the four Islander cups. The Islander fans made my life miserable! I am excited for Saturday night. I just wonder which Rangers team will come to play that night?!
1 year, 10 months ago on Islander Hate, Part I
MZA has been fun to watch every since he returned. He has not provided the scoring that this team needs yet, but you notice him every shift. He sees the ice well, goes to the net and can strip the puck from opposing players. He looks completly comfortable out there. Compare him to Richards, who I barely noticed him on the ice throughout the contest except in the last minute of the OT when he was out of position and just looked lost.
1 year, 10 months ago on Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 2, SO
That was cruel...like I'm not depressed enough!
1 year, 11 months ago on I'm Sorry I Hope You Can Forgive Me
I feel dumb....
1 year, 11 months ago on Maybe This Is How Good the Rangers Really Are
Has anyone considered that maybe these guys just don't want to play for Torts anymore? We can't blame fatigue. With the shortened season each game means more. Yet, we are just not seeing it from the team. Mc Donough and Girardi were animals last year. Cally works hard and has scored some big goals and Hagelin is putting in the effort, but the lack of consistency is abysmal. We see glimmers here and there, but the energy level is erratic. Maybe the loss of Dubie and Prust is more than anyone anticipated. Dubinsky's goal scoring had diminished but night after night he was willing to stand up for his team mates. And the Prust/Boyle/DelZotto handshake after a win displayed how much fun they were having together. Of course this is the NHL so maybe they think if we just make it into the playoffs we can make a run...Or is it Torts?
2 years ago on Video: Torts Fumes After Loss to Senators
What a week! We have to endure the atrocious play of our beloved Rangers and then be insulted with a guide to understanding the game of hockey? Perhaps when I am done scrubbing the clothes on the washboard, baking bread in the fireplace and preparing my husband's scotch and soda, I should read it! Then I might understand what all you guys on nyrangersblog.com have been discussing these past few years!
2 years, 1 month ago on Rangers' "Girls' Guide" Falls Flat
This is too funny...I love this blog!
But if the Rangers continue to lose, my family may put me on suicide watch!
2 years, 1 month ago on Presenting The Official 2013 New York Rangers Fanbase Advisory System
No one asked me. Brian Boyle over Henrik, really?
2 years, 1 month ago on Boyle Hotter Than Lundqvist? Now You Talkin' Crazy
Checking the NY Rangers blog has creeped into my daily routine, right after checking my email. You have kept us informed, made us laugh and created a community of Rangers fans that feels like a family. Sure people don't always agree, but the arguments maintain a certain tone. Not nasty or crude, just passionate. In this day and age, I think that's what makes it special. Congratulations Kevin. Now please do something! I need hockey!
2 years, 4 months ago on Welcome Rangers Fans!!!
mmmm...chicken wings, good idea. Thanks Kevin!
2 years, 4 months ago on Sabres 7, Rangers 4 (Faux Game 4)
Del Zotto needs to develop thicker skn if he is going to succeed in this market. Maybe he should spend some time wth Eli?!
2 years, 5 months ago on Del Zotto to Skate with Oshawa Generals; Blocks Me on Twitter
That was really funny! Thanks for keeping my spirits up. You better watch your back Kevin,, this guy is pretty good.
2 years, 5 months ago on Rangers down Flyers 3-1 (Faux Preseason Game 3)