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@Hotfreak @mlsranger @AnnoyingJoe I think there is merit from the regular season. The fact that we didnt finish in a wildcard spot and won in our outdoor games. I think AV did a good job there, not just the position we have been in in the playoffs.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
moving players like that sounds like something Torts would do.
@Hotfreak @AnnoyingJoe @mlsranger I think Roy will win it because he turned the Avs around in one year, and I get that, but AV came into a new team also, had a rough start and got his players to buy into a system facing lots of adversity. I just think that if you look at him overall this season, he really kept a calm demeanor and has done something special with his team.
@AnnoyingJoe @mlsranger http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=718107
Mike Babcock (DET), Jon Cooper (TBL), and Patrick Roy (COL)
I dont get how AV was not nominated for the Jack Adams award. He has brought this team a long way in one year.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @mlsranger Well i think its at 4 or 5, so coverage will start after the game ends as part of their "championship season"
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
NBC has the Preakness on Saturday dont they?
@Say my Name @Picaz77 there is another curse, "this one will last a lifetime"....
@Say my Name I think he was rounding into form like this before the olympics and then he lost the gold medal game...I think that hit him hard and he is starting to get that back (finally). Lundqvist thrives on the high pressure games as we have seen with his game 7 stats and olympic gold and silver medals. If he stays like this, no matter how bad our PP and Scoring are, we will have a good chance going forward.
Are you sure its not Pine Tar on Henriks jersey? I heard its going around NY
I still stick to McD for captain. I dont like Girardi or Staal as captain. I am not sure of Staal's future with the team either because if he wants to play with his brothers in Carolina, it may not matter what we offer him...
@ATCRyan @Bleed_the_freak you can say the same thing about Richards and St Louis in Tampa Bay....big fish, small pond. How come we never poach players from Montreal or Boston or Toronto, teams that care about winning? Because we never have anything to give them of value in return! Best trade we ever made was Gomez for McD!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I want to share a quote with everyone from a blog article on Edmonton journal.
“I thought the challenge [with the Rangers] was going to be terrific, and it has been. I wouldn't say that it has been even close to successful; it has been competitive, but it takes a long time to change things. Guys get into position and it takes you three or four or five years just to clean out the contracts and change the environment … Owners don’t want to hear it. But do they want reality or do they want bullshit? When I went to New York, [Dave] Checketts told me that we have to have stars in New York or we are not going to sell tickets. Bottom line is every team wants to sell every ticket and create as much revenue as possible … Only one team is going to win. Does every owner in the league know that? Do they honestly think they have a legitimate chance at winning? We bullshit each other and we tell our players that our goal is to win the Stanley Cup. Well, that is the goal, but do you really believe it?”
That was from Sather. Do you get it, he doesn't care about winning the cup, he doesn't build the Rangers to win the cup. He doesn't believe in the possibility of doing it. He has been here for how many years now and only came close to sniffing it once, and it wasn't even that close. ITS BULLSHIT! WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THIS CRAP ANY MORE!
As for Nash and Richards - We are stuck with one of them...maybe we can chase Nash out of NY and get him to waive his NTC again, but who is going to want that contract that can send something back in return?
Link to the article. - http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2014/03/30/hall-of-famer-glen-sather-epitomizes-the-link-between-edmonton-oilers-new-york-rangers/
@gravey94 being passed around last year and only getting one year contracts to leading the devils when everyone pretty much thought he was done.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@chrisD dont cite those 5-0 records. When you become to reliant on them thats when they back fire. We will win tonight because we are the better team. We will not be beat by these thugs 2 days in a row. I BELIEVE!
@LiseH damn you torts for chasing avery off!
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
this sounds a lot like a hit out on McD. I hope someone sticks up for him if he gets roughed around a bit or AV shifts the D pairs so the top line isnt going against McD/Girardi. We have already seen with McD out that its possible to put others on the top pair although its not ideal. Could throw the game plan off...
UNLESS - they are just saying this to the media to feed the rangers false information....SO MANY THEORIES!!!!!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@BobDunne @mlsranger @KevinTheNYRBlog I am not saying to take fighting out, I am merely trying to make a point that if player safety is the focus of your argument then you cant ignore fighting as part of that and retaliating for a bad hit with a few punches is not always the way to go. Look back to the Todd Bertuzzi reign of terror before he calmed down...him trying to fight someone was dangerous to player safety, so there is a risk to players with regards to safety when it comes to fighting, so if you want it, just know that when a guy falls hard to the ice and gets a concussion, or sprains a wrist punching a dude, that fighting isnt the culprit and it wasnt a dirty fight or hit.
I am going to leave you with this clip of Bertuzzi:
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
very hypocritical. you want retaliation which can also be dangerous to a player but you want the league to crack down on the hits that would cause them, which do you want, a rough game or a safe one?
@mattimar @mlsranger i dont disagree, i think there just needs to be a change in mindset for things to move forward, yes, it was an appropriate time for retaliation, but it was also a time for restraint and there was a scuffle after the play and I am satisfied with that knowing that players skated right up Burrows and did try to start something before the refs broke it up.
I'm a bit baffled by your comment Kevin because the refs were breaking something up right behind McD. Girardi and Zuc looked to be involved getting in his face. I don't think that the trend of an eye for an eye on hits is the way the league is going anymore and yes, you want to have your teammates stand up for you, but its a new day where the top concern is player safety and it for AV to stop Carcillo from going out and doing something dumb takes the league closer to that vision. You will always have dirty players but how you handle them in the future is going to be the real challenge.
maybe this was part of the reason torts got fired. Slats said that he asked torts to change a few things, maybe rolling 4 lines regularly was one of them and Torts believed in his system and not his guys to rise to the occasion, so he got the axe...its one theory at least.
even if st louis doesnt hit his stride this year, i will give him 20 games into next season to figure it out. i think something isnt clicking this season, and i think he will work hard at it over the summer to learn the system and come back flying next year.
if the rangers face the devils in the playoffs (if they even make it, the devils that is), can we put avery right behind the glass of the Devils Goalie box or behind the devils bench at MSG so he can taunt him the whole time? Make it like the guy Shooter McGavin hired in Happy Gilmore!
we all have said all season its about who gets hot when...and this is a good time for the rangers to get hot again.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
This is the step we have been waiting for since his gold out, I mean hold out. Hopefully it's consistent now!
@dave062069 Consolation from not making the olympics
i guess we will have to add one more to the taxi squad list for when the wolfpacks season is over.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Sign College Free Agent Ryan Haggerty
or play hockey where its actually cold part of the year.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Lack of Florida Taxes Could Mean Callahan Signing for Less in Tampa
@IhaveawaiteratMSG um not disagreeing at all. McD proved at the olympics he is turning into an elite D man in the league
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Penalty Kill Leading the Way for Rangers
I dont think Staal came back strong enough from injury. He is just rounding into form and I think I have seen McD really step up and be a leader on the team. Would love to see him don the C. Happy with the trade and love your comment about Jessiman Kevin.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Rangers Trade Callahan, Picks to Tampa for St. Louis
i cant stand DWTS but this might actually get me to flip on an episode to see what he says...
5 months ago on Avery Joining "Dancing With The Stars"
Anyone else think torts was secretly just rooting for Lundqvist?
5 months ago on Thursday (2/27/14) Headlines
you cant negotiate based on what you think the cap is going to be. you have to do it with the current cap because i dont know how much you read but the cap increase isnt going to be as great as everyone is thinking next year because you are talking about revenues in the same currency but when you look at the numbers for canadian clubs, you need to do the conversion and the money comes out to less for the total cap increase.
5 months ago on Callahan's Agent Says Asking Price Is Discount; Two Sides to Meet This Week
@NickScragg someone ::cough cough buffalo:: will and in 2 years it will look like a horrible contract when he hasnt performed and the team will be saddled with him for another 5 years.
just throwing a crazy thought out there...do you think they brought miller up to sit cally to keep him from getting injured so he keeps his trade value?
there hasnt been a post this good since the Avery days
5 months ago on Richards Getting Engaged Is Munnderful News for Rangers Fans
Should we start thinking about this years taxi squad or is it too early?
5 months ago on J.T. Miller Called Up... Again.
@NYRBlueBlog @KevinTheNYRBlog @mlsranger you also have to take into consideration that i believe Chicago had the most amount of players participating in the olympics, so their potential for olympic hangover is almost as high as the rangers. also keep in mind, hank just went on a 5 for 6 game win streak in sochi. regardless of if there is time inbetween the two, being in a game is a different experience than just practice and travel days.
5 months ago on Staal Returns to Practice; Talbot to Start vs. Blackhawks; Possible Callup Coming
@KevinTheNYRBlog @jasonshyer but to adjust from the jetlag and get back into the routine. also he has to readapt to the nhl ice after playing 6 games with wider angles and different people infront of him.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @mlsranger @EMoney2413 i cant argue with that kevin. this is part of the conundrum of the olympics, how do you keep your team fresh and not let them go stale sitting around for 3 weeks while not having otherguys get burnt out in the home stretch...
@EMoney2413 correction they had 5 players in the olympics
@EMoney2413 the only reason i would want hank to start is so that he doesnt let the sweeden loss linger any longer than it should...unless they want his first game back to be against an easier opponent...although im not sure the flyers will be that considering they had all of what, 1 player in the olympics?
@jasonshyer @mlsranger honestly i can do without anyone from the island....not worth it in the least.
5 months ago on Callahan for St. Louis Likely Not Happening; Anaheim Back on Girardi
@jambodelta99 @mlsranger wouldnt surprise me, thought i would share though. you know how these rumors go.
I just read a rumor that there's a three way being discussed, cally to buffalo, miller to the isle, and vanek to the rangers....thoughts? (Source nhl network)
You also have to remember sathers number 2 also used to be I. The upper gm structure in boston
5 months, 1 week ago on Boomer Esiason Hints At Potentially Imminent Trade ; Let's Speculate
Zuc isn't locked up. McD is and Zuc gets an A
I disagree. I think that European hockey and North American hockey are very different and I think that the US flaws in their skill and strategy of how they see the game were exposed.
5 months, 1 week ago on No X-Ray Machine at Olympic Arena for Zuccarello; Dorsett Injury Update
I know we are all upset about how the US came out the last two games but I have to say this tournament has been some of the best hockey I have seen in a long time. I think injuries are in the nature of the game and if the NHL was still in progress you would have had injuries there as well. The rangers so far have not suffered any overly dramatic blows like losing Cally or McD for an extended period. I am excited for rangers hockey to start again and getting through the home stretch but I would continue to endorse the NHL sending it's players to the Olympics. As always though it's a matter of making sure the NHL collaborates with the IOC, IIHF and host country to make sure the NHL players are as safe as possible playing these games