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Could this high salary demand be Cally's way of "asking for a trade?" Under AV, Cally isn't getting PP time and he's not on the 1st PK unit. The Hags-Richie-Cally line doesn't have great chemistry like the other lines. It's just not feasible for the team to meet his demands and sign most of their UFAs and RFAs. And next season, they'll need cap space to re-sign Stepan and Staal. I don't see why Captain Cally would want to put the Rangers in cap hell unless he wants out of NY.
1 month ago on Callahan, Rangers to Talk Contract This Week; Multiple Teams Calling With Interest
Agree! Really liking the short passes to beat forecheckers out of the d-zone. Rarely saw them under Tort's safe as death system. Dmen would swing the puck around the boards one way, then the other side, only to get pinned in for a long shift. Push a puck toward the middle? Not unless you want to sit for your next few shifts. Keeping the lines together helps build chemistry too.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rangers 2, Islanders 1
Cally and Girardi must've taken Dubinsky's "how to negotiate out of NY" class. Hard to say this but Cally is replaceable. G is not. Who is going to play alongside McD? Top pair or top 4 d-men are harder to come by. Wish players would give the Rangers a hometown discount to keep the team competitive with a solid core. Nope, never happens for this team.
1 month, 1 week ago on Callahan/Girardi Seeking 7-Year Contracts as Sather Gauges Interest
@JMK8363 @RobertChiarello Ditto! I get that they like the Pens but can they be any more partial?! Fleury with great saves left and right - especially on the Brassard bank shot. While Lundqvist was lucky he stopped the puck. This Pens player is wonderful...he does it all...blah blah blah. Few play-by-play or hockey-related-intelligent talk. As camera zooms in on Brassard on the bench, they mention new Ranger, #16 Ryan Clowe.
11 months ago on Rangers 1, Penguins 2 (SO)
4 games ago, I thought Rangers were starting to pull it together. Last 3 games were garbage. They should be embarrassed of their performances. Before every game, Rangers should replay Habs coach and bench laughing as Biron lays on the ice. Make this equivalent to Joe Thorton calling the team "soft" last year.
1 year ago on Rangers 0, Canadiens 3
I bleed blue but I live in the State of HOckey. Last night the Wild (and their AHL team) put on a scrimmage (not just practice) at the X, including 5 min OT and shootout. OT and shootout were planned regardless of score during regulation. There were 10,000 fans in attendance and organization handed out $10 concession vouchers. This team didn't need to do this to fill seats - regardless of the product on the ice year in and year out, games almost always sell out.
So much for the Rangers being one of the classiest and profitable organizations in the league. Fans waiting for "engagement tactics" are the same ones who felt the organization was going to have a Boogaard tribute, RIP.
1 year, 1 month ago on Dolan Explains Lack of Fan Outreach By Rangers
Wow, I wish the NHL would have that many camera angles! I was expecting to see the highlight through the ice next.
1 year, 4 months ago on Video: Nash's Goal Was Sick
Brian Leetch, Doug Weight, Tony Amonte, Mike Richter, Alex Kovalev would make the roster more offensive.
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers Home-Grown Team | September
Planning to be at the game in KC. With season in limbo, haven't purchased tickets or finalized travel plans. Trigger finger is ready though. NYR meetup in KC anyone?
1 year, 7 months ago on Rick Nash Joins Boomer & Carton to Talk Trade | July
Anyone else think Nash has a really huge head? His head makes him seem like a fat guy, a bigger out-of-shape player. But he is thin and fit. Feel bad for Dubi. Hope he has a long career like Amonte and Weight, and not crash and burn like Turcotte.
1 year, 7 months ago on Video/Pics: Nash & Dubinsky React to Trade | July
@smoothyv @JaredAnnibale and Darren Turcotte...whose career floundered after leaving Rangers.
1 year, 7 months ago on NHLPA Getting Closer to a Counter Proposal | July
Nash grinning ear to ear in his debut interview. In contrast, Dubi saying all the right things, but no big grin or enthusiastic glint in his eyes. Feel kinda bad for the guy. Check out Dubi's interview if you haven't seen it: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=638652.
1 year, 7 months ago on And The Moment You've All Been Waiting For: Nash in New York | July
LOL, Nash called NYC a "true hockey market"...rude awakening coming when he realizes MLB, NFL, NBA all come before Rangers. Love his enthusiasm! He has a lot of training to do between now and training camp. First time at Tort's camp will be tough especially since I read somewhere that he doesn't train much in the off-season. Guess that's changing...NOW.
So Nash had more SOG on the PP but scored fewer PP goals than Cally, Gabby and Richie. So how does that equate to Sam saying "it's a pp goal" more often? Math doesn't seem right but I hope to hear Sam say this phrase way more often next season. This is the main area where Rangers can improve their game.
1 year, 7 months ago on Nash Will Help PP; Howson Talks Trade; Rangers Not Done; Stralman & Loose Ends | July
Heck yeah - "...led by Ryan McD"! But how long can MacTruck and G log crazy minutes and still be healthy and successful? Rangers need more dependable 3rd pair D to complete team. At least 1 more reliable D is needed to give Bickel and Stralman a rest and cover DZ shifts when he shits the bed. Unless team knows something about Sauer that we don't, D needs upgrade.
Love the guy, have his Heritage jersey, Dubi is heart and soul player with a nasty streak. He'll become fan-favorite in Columbus. But he sure took the Rangers to brink in both of his contract negotiations. Dark spot for me, more so than his down year last season.
1 year, 7 months ago on Rick Nash Trade: Why New York is Now Stanley Cup or Bust | July
Gabby has been successful in NY. Not every star player can handle playing in NY. Now that the Rangers have Nash, imagine the damage Gabby will do playing against 2nd D pairings! My vote is to split Nash & Gabby on diff lines when he returns from shoulder surgery.
1 year, 7 months ago on Nash Traded to Rangers | July
Heartbreaking game. Hank's gotta be better than his 1-7 OT record. Would like to see Torts roll all 4 lines more. Back at it on Saturday night. It's time for Rangers to put together consecutive wins and move onto Round 2!
1 year, 10 months ago on Senators 3, Rangers 2, OT
What surprises me most is that Sens are out-hitting the Rangers.
1 year, 10 months ago on Rangers Giving Up Too Many Scoring Chances | April
@gravey94 Agreee. The 4th ranked offensive team has not been explosive; Spezza and Michalek only have 1 assist each.
Forgot to add: Rangers D, and at times the forwards, are too complacent with puck in their own zone. Sens have great speed and forecheck hard. Dmen need to practice getting puck out quicker. Would rather Rangers ice the puck hard than attempt the 4th consecutive low percentage backpass!
1 year, 10 months ago on Rangers 1, Senators 0 | April