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@Wallace1 @nyny6464 Stating that he'll never be as good at it as Brodeur or Smith pretty much confirms that natural ability DOES have a fair amount to do with it,since no one works harder at his craft than Hank does.If he were in his 1st or 2nd year that would be one thing,but this is his 8th season.Do you really expect him to improve at it significantly at this point?In any case,he's already won a Vezina regardless,so we shouldn't be too greedy.
3 months, 1 week ago on Rangers 2, Predators 0
@Wallace1 I agree that Hank has always been weak handling the puck,but in general he already works as hard in practice as any player in the league,he's famous for it,so if he hasn't improved by now he's never going to.
One thing that this demonstrates is the disadvantage of playing in the conference that will have two extra teams.The Islanders,for all their hard work and improvement over the last half of the season,do not make the playoffs in this scenario.If that were us we'd all be majorly pissed off.
10 months, 1 week ago on Understanding Realignment
Interesting that with this win,and if you add the 3 OTL to their loss column,then the Rangers are perfectly even at 16-16 with exactly the same number of goals scored as allowed.It's as if they're starting from scratch now,maybe they can use the opportunity to put the mediocrity behind them and finish strong.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers 5, Flyers 2
I have to say this...I feel a bit creepy even speculating about who he might be playing for this season on the very day after his wife dies of cancer,it's in really bad taste.I have a pretty strong feeling that Katie Strang hadn't heard the traging news yet when she posted that speculation.
1 year, 1 month ago on RUMOR: Rangers Interested In Dominic Moore?
@YimYames18 @fushone @Herman_NYRBlog But the players aren't "depriving clients/consumers"of their services,it's the owners who are doing that.The players would happily step on the ice tomorrow under the terms of the old agreement until a new one was reached,an agreement I might add that the owners happily signed just 8 years ago after major economic concessions by the players.And in those 8 years the NHL has seen record growth.I understand that quite a few of the franchises are still struggling but that is a direct result of owners actions,expanding in non hockey areas,paying exorbitant contracts,etc.And do you think that if the owners eventually get all these new concessions from players that the franchises that are making a profit will lower ticket prices even one cent?You seem to be concerned with how much the players are making rather than how much you as a fan are paying and why.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Reality Of The Average NHL Salary
I don't think Brooks put anything "to rest" here.He doesn't explain why the Rangers wouldn't even consider playing Redden if he were to count against the cap anyway.
1 year, 4 months ago on Redden Won't Be Added to Rangers Roster
I know it's just preseason but where's the offense?I though Nash was supposed to fix that.And do you believe that non-call on Kovalchuk in the 2nd period?I think the NFL replacement refs would have done a better job.
1 year, 5 months ago on Devils 2, Rangers 1, OT (Faux Preseason Game 1)
@ThomasBehnke @AnnoyingJoe @TomUrtzNYR Most people here have him on the second line,not the first.Fact is,Cally's outscored Doan each of the last 3 seasons and is considerably younger.And he doesn't deserve a 2nd line slot as least as much if not more than Doan?
1 year, 7 months ago on Rangers Still In Play for Doan | July
@coontzbloontz Yeah,in fact this win means even MORE if we lose game 4,it means we're at worst tied going back to MSG.I think what he meant to say is that all the momentum from this emotional win is gone if we don't win game 4.
1 year, 10 months ago on Rangers 2, Capitals 1, 3OT | May
@KevinDeLury Lot's of parody on SNL,lot's of parity in the NHL ;)
1 year, 10 months ago on Rangers 1, Senators 0 | April
@KevinDeLury Oh,I agree with you.The point is,I don't think the Rangers are much better then Ottawa,but on the other hand I don't think any of the other teams in the league are noticeably better than the Rangers.It's just that competitive these days.
Forget about them "playing like the #1 seed",this league is just too damn competitive.Look at Vancouver/LA,Boston/Washington,St. Louis/San Jose,none of the top seeds are having an easy time of it.I'm sure Bettman is loving that aspect of it but it does detract from the importance of the regular season.
When politicians do this sort of thing I think it's almost always a case of pandering to the electorate.Can't see Hilary at some diplomatic function thinking to herself "Hey,wonder if Gaborik scored tonight."Although after seeing some interviews I do think that Obama is a legitimate Chicago Bulls fan.
1 year, 10 months ago on Secretary Clinton Bets on Rangers | April
@RicanRangerFanMuch better fighters than Rupp still lose badly once in a while,it happens.I don't think he needs a game off,he doesn't play enough to be really tired.
1 year, 11 months ago on Rangers 5, Flyers 3 | April
But it's just this sort of thing that makes me nervous about Kreider.This really is a bizarre loophole in the current CBA that allows draft picks to simply wait a few months after college to become free agents.And as desirable a situation as the Rangers are right now,Kreider is a Boston kid and the Bruins might be even more desirable to him.For that matter ANY team would want a player of his skill set,he could virtually take his pick.I'll feel much more secure when they actually sign him.
1 year, 11 months ago on Rangers Have Inside Track for Schultz | March
If you look at his season game log,Stepan has been pretty much feast or famine in his point production,lets hope with the 2 points tonight he goes on a prolonged feast.Still,he's only 21 and with those points tonight he surpasses his total from last year,so there's clear progress.Speaking of age,with Erixon in for Strallman is this the youngest defense in the Rangers history?I think the 6 of them average out to under 24 years old.
1 year, 11 months ago on Rangers 4, Devils 2 | March
GrangerBoy I agree with all that.But in you're OP you're suggesting that this 1 trade would make us A)a cup winner this year and,B)suck for 15 years after that.I mean,that kind of ridiculous hyperbole just diminishes the accurate point that we should stick with the system that's gotten us the team we have now.I just think some fans would be a lot less stressed if they were a tad less emotional and a bit more rational.
2 years ago on Rangers Could Be Offering Prospect Package for Nash | February
GrangerBoy I'm actually also against the trade,but you're being really over the top here."Win the cup this year and suck for 15 years"?!C'mon,a lot more went wrong with the Rangers after 97 than 1 'stud-for-prospects' trade.I really think people should calm down a notch about this.Sure,if we make the trade it might deplete the system a bit and make things a bit difficult down the line with the cap,but to assume that it's going to make us terrible again is silly.
It's funny,I was just reading an article concerning this girl and wasn't aware she was dating Richards.The article had to do with her becoming a correspondent on The Daily Show a ways back and that there were people that felt she didn't deserve the gig since she didn't have a real comedy pedigree and was more of a pinup girl for men's magazines.
2 years, 3 months ago on Rangers Undefeated Since Richards Started Dating Munn | November