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Hahahaha yeah man sorry. Reading on a phone and the formatting was off ( for whatever reason) and was surprised i didnt see his name.
6 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Girardi on powerplay is taking years off my life.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
If the rangers want to give Duclair a game here and there off because he's young and theyre not sure he can hold up over an 80+ game NHL schedule at 19, that's fine. To say that Duc cant find a spot in this top 9 is insane! AV is out of his mind! The obvious solution here is to put Hags on the 4th line with moore and Malone and have Duc somewhere in the middle 6. That would be a much better 4th line. Hags ice time wouldn't even really need to reduce all that much. It isn't a demotion for him. But for right now it's a much better fit to have him on 4th and Duc in top 9.
6 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Great article! The numbers revolution is passing a lot of otherwise smart people by. Have been trying to make this point that possession numbers DO show value of "physical" "gritty" "sandpaper" players. The teams that have 4th lines that can drive possesion while being physical will have a lot of success (last years NYR anyone?). Teams that ignore possesion numbers of "physical" players will be left behind. As long as Glass is in the lineup the NYR WILL NOT have a bottom 6 that can drive possesion. It's that simple.
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Unfortunately the key phrase there is years ago. Im not disputing that G is bringing Mac down, he is.
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/hey-its-not-all-bad-with-the-rangers.html
I dont think putting G and Staal together would look good. Neither have any puck skills and both are slow. Boyle and Mac would be a good pair for sure but that 2nd pair would be a nightmare imo
Brassard was also muuuch better last night than in first 3 games. We need to start getting some good consistent offensive momentum from the bottom 9. Nash MSL Duke and kreider seemed to be only ones really driving offense before last night. Last night malone hayes and brass looked good/better offensively.
Soooo...how many games does it take AV to realize that malone is a far superior player than tanner glass and since we apparently need our obligatory face puncher at all times, our 4th line should be some combination of malone moore fast and miller.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/islanders-6-rangers-3.html
Glass would be no less effective if he didnt play with a stick at all. That's his "game"
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Tanner Glass with a huge hit! Hooray for Tanner Glass!!! That is what this team is missing! Wait...what do you mean he was out of position, wiped out his own teammate and it DIRECTLY led to a 2 on 1 scoring chance for the leafs? I thought flying Glass elbows were a good thing?
Has anyone seen enough from stempniak to say he deserves to make this team over duclair hayes or fast? Dont think i have
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Minnesota sent a player back to juniors after 13 games last year. Lost a year on ELC. Why would duclair be any different?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I dont think that's right. It's my understanding that you can demote a junior eligible player at any time, but once that happens he cant be recalled. He is gone for the season and a year comes off his ELC.
The thing about duclair is that it is my understanding that his contract will not slide no matter what. That 9 game thing doesn't matter for duclair. The NYR could keep duclair( if he deserves it) for the 6 weeks step is out and then send him to juniors.
Really excited to see Duclair and Hayes together
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Could not agree more with everything in this piece. Arguably the worst player in hockey. Waste of cap space. Im not sure why some are being dismissive of this as "just a 4th liner". We just saw the Rangers ride "depth" and "roll four lines" all the way to the final and give the kings all they could handle. You cant roll four lines with tanner glass in your top 12 forwards. We had a strong 4th line last year that could actually get in on a forecheck and actually sustain offensive zone time. The numbers show (the numbers are indisputable) that when tanner glass is on the ice his team gets pinned in its own zone. There were better options that would have come cheaper that is what makes this frustrating.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/the-clear-cut-case-of-tanner-glass-hes-not-good-at-hockey.html
Glass' raw hits and blocked shots numbers are deceiving. You cant block a shot or register a hit if your team has the puck. Unfortunately whenever glass is one the ice, his team never has the puck so his hits and block shots are going to be high. Come playoff time he will be a healthy scratch because his only redeemable quality is that he can punch people
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Come on...you know the half naked waitress has only momentarily stepped out of the frame
2014 jt miller is better than 2014 brad richards. I agree
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
This isnt just some depth signing that will be inconsequential. At 1.45 mil he is getting paid to actually play for us(something he cannot do well, every single stat says so)
What does that have to do anything? Should I close my account because I "never laced them up" before? Please point me in the direction of your nhl stats. When on the ice glass will contribute to the rangers getting scored on more often. There were/are better players to get than tanner glass that would come cheaper and for less term.
Im not saying we dont need sandpaper on the 4th line...we do. Im not saying we dont need a guy that has competent fighting skills...we do. That guy is not and never will be tanner glass.
Yeah that's great! Except he doesnt intimidate anybody. We could have signed carcillo for 500k less and for 1 year....and carcillo is a better hockey player
You mean the guy that was scratched by the pens in the playoffs? On a team that had a terrible bottom 6. You mean the guy that pens fans are happy that he wasnt re signed. You mean the guy that doesnt have a single positive stat nor a single positive attribute other than he can take punches to the face pretty good?
m fine with losing pouliot, boyle, stralman. Although theyre very good players, they asked for things we just couldn't give them and sometimes things like that are out of your control. That being said I am just so upset at the tanner glass signing there really arent words for me to describe it. He is possibly the worst player in hockey. He is a black hole. He is subtraction by addition. Forget the whole 'roll four lines' thing. That is gone with tanner glass being in your top 12 forwards. Even if we bury him in the minors the rangers pissed away 500k of cap space when they have none. Makes no sense. He makes the team worse.
A case could be made that tanner glass is the worst player in hockey. And they signed him to 3 years 1.45mil. That contract is a disaster
Rangers were doing so good today. Pouliot seriously got 5yrs by 4 mil, see ya!! Boyle wants an increased role, thanks for your services. Stralman too many years too much money, I hope you enjoy it. Dan boyle will increase offense from back end and any drop off in defense will not kill us (thats why hank gets paid 8.5mil). Also not a long term deal (somebody will be ready to play after his deal is up: skjei, mcilrath, allen, bodie, anderssen). They signed dom moore to a perfect deal, love that he is back.
Then they decided to give tanner glass 3 yrs 1.45mil...seriously? We are going to pay this guy 1.45 to be a healthy scratch. You could have pulled anyone off the free agent list to get punched in the face, on a 1 year deal. Ill be happy to come back on here and say how wrong I was on glass if this deal works out (spoiler alert...it wont)
I think i read somewhere (ill try and find a link) that buch is committed to KHL this year and his goal is to make team out of camp next year.
Lol no we don't. Tampa has it
Carcillo wasn't/isnt signed for 3 years and he was a 13th forward. Glass Isn't being paid 1.45mil to be a 13th forward
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/free-agency-tracker-7114.html
Come playoff time when the rangers want to play whistle to whistle tanner glass will be useless...USELESS!! 3 YEARS!!??
Tanner glass is one of the worst players in hockey. 3 YEARS??!!!! ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND??
That is pure insanity on pouliot
Spezza going to dallas.
The rangers would pay vrbata more than pouliot because he is a better player
Any chance the rangers will have any interest in radim vrbata, ufa from arizona. NYR probably wont be able to afford him but he would be a perfect fit along with brass and zucc. NYR have earmarked 4 mil for stralman, if they strike out on him maybe use that money to go after vrbata. Just a thought
Not enough. Its at least 2mil lower than what was expected earlier in the season
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Spezza? Ott wants to move him today or tomorrow. Maybe its simply a cap move because the cap came in lower than expected and NYR dont want Dorsett at 1.6mil
Rangers just moved dorsett for 85th pick tomorrow (3rd) round. Saved about 800k of cap space if he is replaced on 4th line by a rookie (fast, lindberg, borque, mccarthy etc). Wonder if is this is precursor for a bigger move...
You mean the guy that was almost cut after the first month of the season wants a multi year deal? Please.... anything more than 1 year at 2 or 2.25 mil(even thats high) will be a disaster
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Plus it is being reported that rangers have interest in dan boyle. If stralman cant be retained he may be a more realistic stop gap until allen, mcilrath, skjei are ready to play or if john moore might develop into a viable 4th defenseman
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/retain-or-release-raphael-diaz.html
I think id rather not trade klein. Not sure he will return a package that would make it worth it for the NYR. Diaz is a fine player but he will not have an everyday spot on this team. You say youre willing to go as high as 1.75m for him to play bottom pair D. Does diaz present enough of an upgrade over allen or mcilrath to be worth him counting a 1mil more of cap space than the rookies? I dont think so.
They dont have enough money to sign all of our free agents to keep the team together. We will lose some of our players because of the cap. Regardless of kreider signs a bridge or long term
Ive been thinking the same thing on kreider. I dont think the rangers can afford to sign him long term because they need every dollar this offseason as it is. Brayden schenn just signed 2 yr 5 mil and kreider shouldnt get above that in a bridge deal. The diffference in cap hit between a bridge and a long term deal for kreids is upwards of a million dollars and im not sure NYR have the cap space for that.
It appears that the stats only show for players that are listed on the roster on the team site. San jose no longer shows stats for dan boyle. Dont know exactly how their databases work but it seems it is just a query for players listed as still being on the roster. Same reason callahan stats are not listed for NYR regular season...no longer on roster
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/opener-home-opener-announced.html
@mando24179 haha citing this article doesn't do anything. Are you trying to make a point that brassard is a good player? I never said he wasnt. You still have not presented anything that would resemble an argument to support youre original point that brass is a better center than stepan. But when you say that I can take my stats and "stick them" I guess there is no reason for this to continue
@GregQuinn im not saying he isnt terrible at faceoffs. He is. This conversation isnt about whether we need a true #1c. We do. For what price are talking about? stepan is under contract for 3.07 cap hit this coming year and if he doesnt get hurt is probably a guarantee of around 60pts or more.