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@_Jack @fs2020 Looks like Staal and the D boys have usual work to do on Ovi. Pesky Chimera hopefully used up his luck.
6 hours, 52 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/practice-report-427.html
Caps are a physical team and we'll have to out skate them, which we can do.We keep on working on our PK and PP and it's good.
7 hours, 23 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/practice-report-427.html
@BobDunne Think Oscar Lindberg has the skills, offence and defence, size, and IQ and potential to be a good recall for the playoffs.
Chris Borque- a small player, skilled.but not at Zucc level for a small guy.
The others you mentioned, most would be ok , but are not as remarkable.
Hope they go with Lindberg, just cause I think he'll be the best NHL guy.
10 hours, 23 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/practice-report-427.html
@G You must mean 1 NHL game. b/c AHL is definitely pro hockey .I think the best thing for the top six if they don't recall Lindberg is to move Hags up to the top six.I am not confident in Marty returning to the top six.Rather see Miller than St.Lous
Jst got the news about Zucc.
Dang.Well we are going to need somebody now
17 hours, 34 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Wouldn't expect to see Zucc after that shot he took but nothing yet as far as what if any his injury is -so keep fingers crossed that its not serious at all.
If we needed a forward up from Hartford is it free Oscar Lindberg time and move everyone up? We need skill to replace skill and Oscar is our skill guy in Hartford.
17 hours, 59 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
JT Miller has played really well.I have always liked his passing ability and seeing the open man.Feel confident when he has the puck he'll always get it to someone.Good passer for sure. Krieds is another one that gives me that confidence-Both these guys have turned into possession machines.Smart passers.
The Fast Moore Hagelin line can't really go wrong.Two maniac hustlers and one always correct defence responsible player.All three of them highly skilled with the puck.They are going to handle or dominate almost any line put against them.
Now we just have to get our shooters going and we are in good shape.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@JoeyKocur Yeah its too bad.Some of the stuff tho he can correct-the blind passes for example.He has to be better now that's for sure.He can help himself and the team by scoring goals, hopefully he hasn't lost that ability-he still has good hands and a good shot.Marty has got to be better or he gets demoted and replaced by somebody who can keep up with the play.We even have good players in Hartford that can be brought up if we absolutely have to.
3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Nice goal by one of the Ranger's best players.Congrats to the Blueshirts on a hard fought series win.Now to rest up and recover.
Hags had the right idea and just shoot.Next year Rangers must find the money to sign Hagelin,he's a core player on the team.
MSL can walk if he continues to turn the puck over or is irrelevant. MSL has to improve and start scoring goals.
Boyle played well, Yandle could have played better.Rest of the D including Hunny were playing the way they should, doing the stuff they had to do.Good game by them. Henrik was rather spectacular.
Brassard is a force.Awesome. Jesper Fast played his correct responsible game-can see why AV put him on the top line over MSL.Dominic Moore deserves a mention also, great game from him.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@jmax933 @HobbitLover78 Pierre knows his hockey. Its pretty obvious to anyone that he really is an expert.He might make a good GM if he has management skills as well as knowledge.He is an odd duck though.I enjoy his insanity, myself.I used to hate him, now he's entertainment.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
That says something about our NHL players down there.Especially Lindberg and McIIRath.
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Gotta improve on the special teams.That said on the powerplay, AV and Arniel are not Torts and Sullivan, so they should be able to change things up and for the better hopefully,some Rangers simply aren't looking to shoot, they're looking to pass and thats not McDonagh or Yandle. Stepan MSL Kreder have to shoot more.
The PK should be ok.Hags and Fast are good. Nash is one of the best in the league and with Stepan is one of the most skilled tandems.I;m hopeful they can turn this around.Next game they better.
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Rangeritis. Rangers have to shoot the puck more on the powerplay. Now on to win the next three against this penalty prone Pittsburgh team.LGR!
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@BobDunne @LFredrikJonsson Everything worked out great for the Rangers as we got AV, who is a good coach. One of Torts legacies is the Rangers who shot block instinctively as we still have a lot of Rangers who were on those teams and still do that, Thats one positive.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Rangers appeared disciplined no matter what, while Penguins not so much, actually panicky in the first.That is a really good sign.Even though Pens sort of pushed back, the Rangers stuck to their game and pulled off a win.Rangers team 'll likely continue this and that means more wins for the blueshirts.
@MyLoveIsBLue @MikeBlue ... And hemmed in by the Rangers, Pittsburgh attempts a pass out of their zone Broken up by Fast ..he shoots into the corner..Rangers get the puck...Goal!
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Rangers are much deeper than the Pens.Our third line is going to totally dominate them.! LGR!
Talbot was an amazing sports story -not just hockey.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/full-season-grades-goaltending.html
A lot of players found their game this year and I'm glad to see it. Nash, Brassard, Miller, Krieder were the four most noticeable.
K Hayes is still getting better -he has even more upside it is apparent.
Zuccarello is super skilled capable and so is Hagelin-Zucc with playmaking and hands. Hagelin with speed and puck handling skills and PK.
Stepan is elite skill level good hands unbeatable vision and lightning reactions.
Those are our core players , we keep and sign ALL of them.That's the contender Ranger team.
Jesper Fast is worth two players defensively he breaks up the outlets and keeps the puck in the offensive zone on top of blocking shots and checking well.Marty st Louis has his deadly shots and offensive ability.Dominic Moore is the essential fourth liner all round great.Sheppard can be a good player in the playoffs-big body and skills -could turn out well.Glass- well ..
This is an awesome balanced offense , plus we have Oscar Lindberg in Hartford who can play NHL level..
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/full-season-grades-offense.html
@Barry Beck Wonder why Hags is always included in these trade scenarios.He seems to be a fairly consistent impact player for the Rangers who is not really replaceable, no one easily obtainable has his speed, work ethic or defense. Hagelin is not a player that you just up and get a replacement for instantly, yet his name always comes up as if there is some sort of issue having him on the Rangers.Myself I don't get it. Even with cap issues I'd try every scenario before I got rid of Hags-hes one of the important reasons for the success of this team.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
If the Rangers show up to play and everyone is on their game, not too worried.Rangers score using offence skills, then shut down the other team using defence skills and good goal-tending. We win. Repeat times four.
Sounds simple, but that's what the Rangers do to other teams consistently.
@ObviouslyItsNotTheTrophyWeWant This is- not surprisingly if you check its history- a great team.Built carefully through the draft, selective trades and necessary deals.Its also a now team,because all the building had a reason.This is the best team to cheer for, the all round most skilled and fastest team.Now they have to prove they are best and win the Stanley Cup.LGR!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Rangers are still improving and Klein will be back.Pens are a team in turmoil.Rangers in 4 or 5.They might get Rangeritis for one game and not show up.Even the Pens fans have no hope in this matchup.
Kings done. Bruins likely toast also LOL.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-vs-ottawa-2.html
@betweentheworlds @JoeyKocur Plus this team keeps getting better even now.Fast and Hayes and Miller keep on getting better and better.Boyle and Yandle also improving The NY Rangers are a team that is still increasing chemistry and getting more and more skilled .LGR!
Ryan Bourque on a line with Hagelin and Hayes - giving him a good chance to succeed.Good luck to him!
@Gorangers0525 McIIrath is the best dman on Hartford and they are in a playoff race with 3 games this weekend.Same with Lindberg. Hartford needs its good players at the moment.
@JoeyKocur @RangersIn7 It would be good to see Big Mac against a really good team like the Sens also-necessary experience for him.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat Guunga galunga LOL. As far Haggy, I've been disappointed in his scoring-thought he's step it up this year.But Hayes is suitably impressed by Hags' skill set. Hags is a keeper-gotta re-sign long term and keep him and Hayes together like Brassard and Zuccarello.
They'll be useful in the playoffs.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-4-new-jersey-2.html
Presidents Trophy.Nice to have home ice advantage for all series.Now win each series and get the real trophy- the Stanley Cup! LGR!
NO more blocking shots for the rest of the season.! Sit the stars for awhile and let the fourth line play more!No need to go crazy now.
Must have been awesome to be at that game.Crowd looked like they were having really great time.Bloggers here who can see the games live are so lucky! I liked the game even though some of the Rangers commented they were off.
Stepan is starting to look like the real Derek Stepan. That line is good.Miller's passing is right on as is usual for him.Same with Krieder.And Step is Step.
Nice to see Cam Talbot get some official love from the fans.He played superbly and deserves it.
I enjoy watching Hagelin take the puck away from any opponents -consistently- and then it always gets to Hayes who makes a good play-also consistently.The adddition of Marty there with those two is brilliant as evidenced by that quick goal.Once Marty gets chemistry going with those two-watch out.
Love this team.So much skill.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-4-columbus-3-ot.html
@EHBIGAPPLE @Say my Name Took many years of good drafting and smart trades. Sather was in charge of all that.Including hiring AV.He deserves the credit.
LOL.Remember when there was a "Fire Sather" demonstration?
Dolan deserves some credit for sticking by his man.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-6-devils-1.html
Gonna be interesting going forward.This is the best Rangers team in many years.They have AV style down, fast counter attack quick transition, shut the door when in the lead,all of it with its strategies and style's AV is the best coach they have had. They still have the same faults - though much less.-telegraphing shots on the powerplay, not bringing it the occasional game.
But when they bring it they are the most awesome Ranger team we have had.since the cup.Blocking shots from Torts years, tic tac toe plays from AV, outstanding netminding with the King and Cam.Blazing speed from Haggy and Krieds-no team is their equal,Plus lots of 20 -50 point players skilled enough to be threats always-scoring by committee.
All that said, its stlll cross your fingers, coz anything can happen in the SC playoffs.
If they bring it-they can do it. LGR!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/open-thread-43-four-thoughts.html
Well deserved congrats to NYR on Metro Division win and home ice for at least first two rounds of playoffs.LGR!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Before the rest of the Ranger powerplay I just want to say Shoot the Puck! Now its said.So predictable.
Yandle is not bad on the powerplay.Wonder how long before he gets Rangeritis ,too.
@scrangersfan @fs2020 He's clutch in the playoffs and a great core player but my beef is he has to get a better shot.Marty can teach him a trick or two with his shot.Other than that he's the most underestimated Ranger.He can bring it when it counts.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
From Zipay: MSL Hayes Hagelin .
Jesper Fast to fourth line
Marty gives some more finishing ability to that line.Maybe he can give Hags a few finishing tips.
Anybody with Hags and Hayes is going to succeed.
@Bleed_the_freak Well at least Fast does the work of two NHL players defensively.The opposition doesn't score against him, but yeah its too bad Sheppard isn't allowed to fill the Glass role, then Jesper could have a decent chance to bolster his offence.
@jmax933 Actually just talked to a Jets fan and they were peeved at the way Buff has been lately-too many cheapshots and penalties.
@Satchbog Never say never.Some Wolfpack bloggers say McIIrath isn't that bad.
Like Miller's passing.Its always been good and now the other areas of his game have improved its more noticeable. Consistent open man, on the tape a lot too.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Big Buff is a nasty dude.Just hope Miller and Zucca are alright.
One thing the Jets got too many shots from the slot.Not a usual lapse from the Rangers.They gotta stop that happening for sure.Nice win against a tough team.
Hayes just keeps getting better and better.
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
If Skjei can bring defensive Dman skills better than Yandle and Boyle to the table. it would be helpful to this team .Any dman who doesn't turn the puck over under pressure and and makes a consistent good outlet pass at NHL level.Hey welcome aboard.Play him some games in the AHL and bring him up for the playoffs if Kliener is out for games.
Kieth Yandle. is a -29 plus minus career regular season games.None of the other Ranger defencemen are even close to that. I usually think plus minus means nothing, but after yesterdays game I have misgivings with him right now going into the playoffs.He better get on board quickly.Even tho AV has a pinching D system,We need defence to shut down stuff first then offence not the other way around.People got on Miller for turning over the puck, but a dman turning it over is a lot worse.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@MyLoveIsBLue @petergoode He is totally responsible for that third goal.That type of nonsense is not going to cut the mustard on this team.Absolute AHL Bad AHL at that.
@Zelrio Not worried about anyone we face actually.When these Rangers are playing their best they are a scary team.Tho its better for the team to not be beat up going on to the second round.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Right about the refs.This was a ridiculous game.
Against Caps Talbot in probably.So we win.Rangers regroup well.
Glass gotta make that butt end less noticable Good tho.
@Better Call CK @fs2020 I'm over that choice finally.If he plays ok he could be useful against this team tonight.That stuff on Fast was BS along with a lot of other crap.