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@AG_Blue@EHBIGAPPLEjack for Jack Daniels, of course. I saw the game via Columbus Broadcasters. The King looked unfocused.....almost like he has some family/personal issues (and I have no idea.) He gave up 3 quick goals and was pulled for Talbot. Same lack "of compete." for the team. What surprised me was that Nash was invisible!......Dubi was very visible. He even got in "the undertaker's " face. McIll tried but he is not ready yet for NHL competition. He showed courage around the net but those 3 quick opening goals by The Jackets took any edge away from his play. I am not sure but it looked like he played only about 8-10 minutes.
10 hours, 38 minutes ago on Rangers Recall McIlrath
Perhaps Mr. Blue drop a bit of faith in your jack this evening.....eh?
"Faith is to believe what I do not see; the reward of my faith is to see
what I believe."
16 hours, 15 minutes ago on Rangers Recall McIlrath
You know your stuff! Stan Bowman is obviously a great hockey man from a strategic/GM perspective. He also did a Hall of Fame marketing job in a city that The Bulls owned for years. The whole city now embraces The Hawks again after years and years of cheap, tightwad, fan-hating senior management.He has turned Chicago into an organization that players do not want to leave........like Detroit.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Rangers Recall McIlrath
So true. You wouldn't believe that Sather has a Masters Degree in Psychology. Lot of things about the Slats man I don't understand. The way he dispatched Leetch is at the very top of the list. Slats on many levels is hard to defend!
1 day, 10 hours ago on AV Already Trying to Save Face
Hey Good Buddy I like that he's coming up too. My concern is his self confidence.....it is either going to take a big hit or his confidence is going to grow stronger from this. I just don't know about him mentally.....no criticism intended here. Krieder handled his growing pains quite well. I wish the Undertaker does as well.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Rangers Recall McIlrath
Backes is coached by a guy just like Torts!
1 day, 17 hours ago on AV Already Trying to Save Face
scrangersfan....How are you at writing Valentine cards??
REMEDY: ditch your tickets.....grab a bottle of Jack and make a B-line for The Bunny Ranch
@BrianMineolaYo! Brian.....make my day. "Now I feel lucky."
1 day, 22 hours ago on Predators 3, Rangers 1 (Callahan Out 4-6 Weeks)
All of what you say is true. Perhaps you might recall Sather's words when he took The Rangers GM job, "I am here to bring the cup back to New York........"amemba that?"
We are all from or live close to The Media Capital of the world......the greatest City in the World........a place that everybody envies. I want the cup like Sather promised! Did he deliver...............NO! Fire his ass and Bring in someone who will.
In the world of accountability You either hit your target or you don't.
The worse thing about second place is the view.....don't you think?
2 days, 10 hours ago on Why Are The Rangers Swimming in Mediocrity?
What I found in all walks of life the inspiring leader is rare indeed.......whether that be a parent......a teacher.....a coach......a lover. Someone who can ignite behavior change in another and thus in that relationship create new and better results.......very very rare indeed.
Messier was a rare exceptional inspirational on-ice captain because he inspired teammates both with his inspiring words and also provided inspiration with his play on the ice. I have some business connections in Edmonton and they tell inspiring stories about Mess in junior hockey. Messier never played for an inspiring NHL coach during his years in Edmonton. He said, Keenan was the greatest coach he ever played for.
Jeter, a great captain indeed inspires through his excellent example. I will catch some slack for this but I think Clark was a little more like Messier.....just a little.
2 days, 11 hours ago on Why Are The Rangers Swimming in Mediocrity?
In my world motivation where leaders are held accountable to raise the level of performance of their team works in the following way.
1) an exceptional leader (by an act of his or her will) inspires his team with his personality and with the team culture that he creates as a coach. Inspiration is 500% on him or else ownership fires his butt.
2) The coach's inspiration ignites the "inner motivation" that lies within each individual player. Each player must choose his "inner motivation" to be ignited (that is also an act of the will)
3) in any walk of life that and only that is what drives improved performance.
If anyone doubts this simply listen to the speeches of the inductees to their respective Halls of Fame. What do they talk about in their speeches.?.......they thank all the people who inspired and believed in them along their journey of exceptional performance.
Everybody here ask yourself what would you say if your were inducted into The Hall of Fame of Life?????
2 days, 13 hours ago on Why Are The Rangers Swimming in Mediocrity?
O. K. let's be patient. I ask you very respectfully what would be the measurable indicators that would convince you that this team has fully bought in? How specifically will they be playing in the future in ways that they are not playing now. What are the things that they will stop doing in the future that they are doing now? What are the things that they will do in the future that they are not doing now? Please elaborate.....please?
2 days, 16 hours ago on Why Are The Rangers Swimming in Mediocrity?
This is a brilliant assessment of our Rangers. I applaud you for your strategic acumen and applaud you again for saying what is unpopular. Your comments on Nash and the King are right on the money. The other day, prior to Henrik's signing I wrote that The Rangers were at a crossroads and signing or not signing Henrik was going to determine the immediate future of the team....so be it.
Sather has always had a reputation throughout the NHL for stubbornness and a lack of flexibility. Remember Lundquist was a Sather draft. No way Sather would ever give him up. Sather is enamored with super scorers in the tradition of the Pre-Cap Oilers. He will never change simply because his boss (Dolan) is the exact same way. As long as Dolan is in charge we will never be different.
Thank you again for your assessment. It is "a big picture".....strategic......."right brained" assessment.....very very rare in these parts........and very much appreciated.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Why Are The Rangers Swimming in Mediocrity?
We all need to frame your response....well said.....well said
Sather is the one who should be held accountable. He is the one who made those personnel changes including the coaching changes. Remember where and with what kind of team Sather had his greatest successes (the Oilers with Grets, Kurri,Mess etc.) Sather has never been able to change from his Pre- Cap strategy.
On the other hand AV is exactly how you described him and that is why The Canucks let him go. Canucks senior management realized that to win the cup the Canucks have to play far more like a Torts team. Canucks saw the changes and successes playing out in L.A., in Anaheim, St. Louis, and most recently in SJ and finally read "The Cap" writing on the wall.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Rangers Recall Arron Asham; Miller Sent To Wolfpack
Well said Dolan's father turned over MSG and Cablevision to his boy only because they were cash cows and "Big daddy" knew Little Jimmy couldn't screw things up.....guaranteed winners if you will.
Dolan has "man crushes" on senior managers who he thinks are winners.....enter Mr. Sather. No one cares about production and growth in either MSG or The Knicks and The Rangers because production and growth are built into all three entities due to fabulous fans like you and me.
P. S. Dolan fancies himself as A rock star (and I am not kidding) and appears with his band at smaller venues around the country.....that is why he missed the last two home games. The only way Sather would be fired is if Big Daddy Dolan would threaten to pull MSG from Little Jimmy's control. That will never happen because "Big Daddy" is glad that little Jimmy is out of his hair and over off to the side where he can't harm the family business.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Rangers Recall Arron Asham; Miller Sent To Wolfpack
O.K and I totally understand your thinking. From where I come from nothing stops a man or a woman from getting what they want except what they allow to happen to them.
If Asham would have gone balls out in preparation for the season he would have playing for The Rangers or would have been playing for another NHL team.....If you think you can or if you think you can't you are right.
3 days, 11 hours ago on Rangers Recall Arron Asham; Miller Sent To Wolfpack
Wishful thinking....if He was like that he would have worked his popcorns off over the summer and would have come to camp chiseled and ready to rumble. He did not do that because he did not want it bad enough to do that.......Asham's glow left in his last year with the Pens. I hope I am wrong.
3 days, 12 hours ago on Rangers Recall Arron Asham; Miller Sent To Wolfpack
you kind sir, are preaching to the choir. The problem is that the rest of the league feels the way we do about those two gentlemen!
Betweentheworlds and Wallace all of your comments make me wonder how many of the personnel decisions made by Slats were truly supported by Torts???......and was keeping Richards simply the straw that broke "Torts'" back? All decisions are motivated by emotions. Money......The Cap are all rationalizations of the already made decisions What do you guys think?
3 days, 14 hours ago on Rangers Recall Arron Asham; Miller Sent To Wolfpack