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It makes sense to me. Mediators need to be impartial, so meeting with each side separately is an absolute must. What has appeared in the media up to this point is just PR crap. We haven't seen what's really being discussed at the table and we can't expect the mediators to magically know all the details. Walking into a war zone without being briefed by both sides would be naive and irresponsible.
I know it's frustrating, but that's how life is.
1 year, 3 months ago on NHL, NHLPA to Meet With Mediators Again Today After Nothing Was Mediated Over Yesterday
I almost feel like Torts is running a long term NHL level "Back to basics" training for the team. He knows that he'll have a very similar team next year, so he wanted to cover defense. From top to bottom our team plays defense. They are excellent at it.
Now it's time to unlock the offensive potential. I hope Torts goes back to the big guns type of offense. The whole team knows how to defend. Sure there will be more heroic saves by Henrik, some extra cool defensive moves, some bad penalties, and a few more goals against. But, we really need more offensive production to take some pressure off the "perfect defense" mentality.
1 year, 9 months ago on So Now What?
Honestly, as a fan, I like his approach. I get my answers by watching the team on the ice. Except for the occasional "WTF?" line change, I don't need to hear much of anything from Torts.
The guys at the pressers never asks the right questions anyway. It's always the same stuff everyone is speculating about.
1 year, 10 months ago on Video: Torts "Next Question" Remix
IcyCup Since when is the clock they use for those replays NOT the official clock? What's the damn purpose of putting it there then? How come 0.1 on that clock was good for the Richards goal but not for this one?
The picture with the 0.00 they sent to MSG took so long to get to the booth it seems to me like it was just the NHL covering their asses.
2 years ago on Rangers vs. Blue Jackets (Game 57) | February
Regardless of whether or not the stick was the initial contact with his face, the shoulder was there on the follow-through.
A hit to the head is a hit to the head, whether your fighting for position or not.
2 years ago on Moore Fined $2,500 for Head Shot on Fedotenko | February
It's seems to me that the Rangers are purposefully naming a leader of the D and a leader of the forwards with Cally captaining them all. They decided to choose the best player from each position. It really makes a lot of sense. I feel like with Dubi it was Captain or bust. He could still get an A or even the C in the future though. Hopefully it'll be a while before that though. I like our lettered players.
2 years, 4 months ago on Girardi Named Interim Alternate Captain | October
I'm loving this roster. I was hoping to see the new Captain leading this youngin's team, but I'll be just as happy to see Dubi out there leading them into battle. With the help of The King of course.
Hockey is finally here! Can't wait for the game tomorrow. I'll send pictures.
2 years, 5 months ago on Rangers Roster vs. Devils in Albany | September
I'm going up for the game. Can't wait to see the up and comers in action!
2 years, 5 months ago on Video: Rangers Will Go With Youth In Preseason Opener | September
Well gee whiz. I didn't know you were in Massapequa! You can't live more than 10 minutes from me. I'm in Pequa too.
Glad to see that the best NYR blog on the net is based in my hometown!
2 years, 6 months ago on Hey I'm in Newsday Today!!! | August
KevinTheNYRBlogRanger Dave Just don't forget you two! There's a long season ahead of us.
2 years, 7 months ago on Rangers Movin' on Up? | August
Ranger DaveKevinTheNYRBlog I put my full support behind this bet. We the readers end up with a great post either way. "Why the Rangers are Badass," or "Why Kevin is Awesome."
KevinTheNYRBlog It takes defensemen longer to develop into their prime. It takes much longer to perfect the defensive side of the game, and because Stall is so thorough, he hasn't devoted sufficient time to developing his offense yet. Obviously he's been working on it, as seen last year. We can only assume, he will be better in that respect this year. I don't think he'll start to level off offensively for another year or two.
2 years, 7 months ago on Staal Has No Nonsense Game | July
It just occurred to me. What about three As?
2 years, 8 months ago on Would Dubi Make A Better Captain Than Cally? | June
I posted here a while back why I think Dubi is better for the C, and this was the exact reason. He's willing to do anything to win. He'll fight, he'll score, he'll make a clutch pass (see many Dubi assists to Cally this season). I think his talent and grinding work ethic are very underrated by Rangers fans. With the C I think the Rangers would get even grittier. A little emotion added to your game-plan can make a big difference (see 1980 Olympics). I think the Rangers need some fire in their Captain.
I vote Dubi.
I think one of his biggest problems was his skating this season, so I'm all for giving him another shot. Underhill and training camp will whip him into shape.
That is unless we need his cap hit to bring in a big gun.
2 years, 9 months ago on Rangers to Likely Buyout Wolski | June
#12 is a definite favorite!
2 years, 9 months ago on Boogaard Memorial Logo #s 11-15 | May
So far #3 had the edge for me. I think it would be even cooler if it used Minnesota colors.
2 years, 9 months ago on Boogaard Memorial Logo Entries #3 - 5 | May
Definitely putting some serious consideration into Mulcahy's. Maybe I'll see you there!
2 years, 11 months ago on Rangers Hosting Viewing Parties | April
Well... Against the Ducks he was absolutely horrendous. Turnover after turnover. Sure the whole team had issues that night, but Avery was the worst out of all of them. He's ALWAYS making high risk plays that lead to more problems than gains. He needed to sit. I hope he can come back to his old self. He's a very creative player, but he can't survive on skill and creativity alone. We have many more skilled players in the system. He needs to get others off their game to be successful, otherwise it's a few very good shifts where his creativity shines, and a whole mess of shifts where his creativity gets him into trouble.
2 years, 12 months ago on Avery Scratched Tonight; EC In | March
John Mitchell - 23 games, 2-1-3, -7, 1 PPG
His last game was before the new year...
They better not have traded anyone good...
3 years ago on Trade Deadline Tracker (2/28/11)