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Hayes just keeps getting better and better.
1 day, 5 hours 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.
1 day, 16 hours 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.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@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.
3 days 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.
3 days, 1 hour ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@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.
This is a game where i wish McIIrath was ready to step in as 6th D.A few Bruins need to be nonchalantly hit in the face.
Good team.Good coach.In the playoffs and gonna be successful in the playoffs.Balance, speed, skill and experience.One of the best hockey teams in the world.
Note on RIck Nash-he is streaky and will pick it up and start scoring.When who knows, but since he is the most skilled player outside of Henrik on the Rangers, he is going to be a dominant force no matter what.The Rangers have a lot of highly skilled players so that says a lot.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Only Rangers depth and skill got them 2 points.Lucky to get the win.Cam Fast Miller Zucc Hayes and they were enough to sink the Canes. The main players _Nash Brass Stepan not producing.Hags taking a dumbass penalty.
Yandle and Defence so so> This game could have had a different outcome.Rangers must step up their game now.Get everyone working.
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-3-carolina-2-so-2.html
Talbot has proven he's the best back up in the league.He has really achieved a lot after toiling for so long in the AHL and at a university off the main hockey schools.Amazing Cam! I hope he gets to be an NHL starter somwhere, he is good enough,and he deserves the chance.
As for goalie contoversy -hard to do in NY.If Lundqvist lets in 4 out he goes.He is stiil #1.His and Cams weakness's are known.Not an issue
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
True they are passing too much. Zucc always tends to do that. Krieder can be like that too.
On the powerplay Yandle has the right idea about passing quickly but the recipients have to have their sticks on the ice ready to get the quick shot.I mean, thats why they are passing, isn't it ,to catch the others unawares-why hesitate with the puck or tee up your shot which the Rangers always do, after a batch of back and forth or even quick passes.They seem to slip back into bad habits-not long before they get Yandle doing the same BS.
Pass once or twice, then be ready for the quick automatic instant shot at net.Rinse repeat.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Rangers robbed by the early whistle in the first.Move Fast up.Move Miller down. I would see Carl Hagelin on one of the top lines while MSL is out if only to see if he can jump start the offence with his speed.
@Better Call CK For sure, Henrik is King.Whats great tho is to see Talbot start to prove last year wasn't a fluke and that this is the goalie that he is.Its great to see him making a name for himself. FIrst last year he gets his chance to make NHL backup goalie -and he succeeds.Now he's getting his chance to show he can be an NHL starter and its happening! Hoping for a happy ending to the Cam Talbot story!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@IcyCup @fs2020 Yeah, Oscar Lindberg is good enough for NHL and the new player Klingberg has played a few games with the Jets.So that's good news.
If MSL misses any games maybe Oscar L called up to center third line and Hayes up to 2nd L to replace Marty?
Florida still fighting for a playoff chance.Should be a good game tonight. LGR!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Skapski made a couple of decent saves,played a good game.Rangers on the other hand weren't really trying or hustling.Hayes,Hags and Fast were solid but the rest -at times the power play was more keep away than a real offensive effort.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Talbot ghostbustin,He's been playing great.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat No doubt he's been playing great.Another team might find him a bargain starter and give up a good draft pick for him if he continues his stellar net minding.
If that happened it would be adios Cam Talbot, hello good proven journeyman backup.We have to jump at the chance to regain a decent first or second round pick for our back up goalie.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
No mistakes.Cam great. Brassard sneaks in all the way to the dot-Boom!
And another one bites the dust.
@GregQuinn @MikeBlue Focus on Fast carefully for a game or two.Watch his decisions with the puck.You might change your mind.He's smarter than the players you mentioned-a lot less risky and lots more awareness of the ice and the players he's playing against.Myself,I'm always really comfortable with him out there on fourth line.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Agree with you Neil, I'd rather not see the Islanders right away if at all.We had a struggle with them this year.That said, Rangers can beat anyone.So I'm not concerned who we face actually.
Nash-hope he's 100 percent-he's streaky and is going to go on a beast run soon hopefully.What a skilled player overall -so glad he's a Ranger.
On that note Rangers have a core of highly skilled players. Must sign Stepan and Hagelin and the core is complete for a solid playoff dynasty in the years ahead-so the loss of first round picks is lessened.
MSL has to take a discount next year. JT MIller has to be consistent and score more.He's been alright lately, tho.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@DPMohr64 @fs2020 Would've been a few more Ranger's goals, no doubt. Yandle is good.Quick accurate passing , noticeable.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Really enjoyed watching that game.A good hockey game by two good teams.The refs allowed the Detroit team to get away with a lot of BS.That was the only negative about the game-should have been called much better.What I take out of it is that this is a solid no problem play-off team.Equal to any the Rangers have ever iced, balanced and skilled, exciting to watch and with good team chemistry.
Sit back and enjoy the ride-its likely to be a helluva good one.
Refs were problematic in this game.and it wound up being decided by them.No surprise.One point well earned.LGR!
Rangers showed up to play tonight.Nashville couldn't do anything.Good game all around.
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
OK.Wow. Zucc! so we have that done, thank goodness! Yandle-we need that D offence and defence.That solves a weakness and replaces Stralman. Sheppard- people are saying Brian Boyle -that fits our success template! .and we might demote Glass. So we have Sheppard Moore Fast.
Now all that has to happen is for some good chemistry from the new players and we are set.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Get er done Slats!
"He skates well, has great vision and has the ability to anticipate the play very well."Vladimir Luchenko Ranger scout on Pavel Buchnevich......Sounds like he's describing Zucc's skills.If they sign him to an entry level he could be on the Rangers after an adjustment time in the AHL. This could be another great Ranger on the way.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
This year, if any of them are not traded: Buchnevich, Lindberg, even Duclair at a late point can be brought in for the SC playoffs. O Lindberg can do the job-proven .A. Duclair-also proven-but he has been cold and hot on Remparts-not impressive but can play. P. Buchenvich-unknown-could be great ,but unknown. So Rangers have some depth at forward if Zucc is traded.
At least one or two of the above mentioned prospects would play respectably.
Without costing Rangers anything.
Trade talk on everyone's mind.Let down game.Hope Zucc isn't traded and Rangers get back to normal.
Zuccarello is not Callahan.I would say he is more integral to this team with his play-making and the way he fits with Brassard. So any trade of him has to get a huge huge return .ie: Top roster player and 1st round draft pick from a non playoff team.Zucc would be the best player available in the market.
Hayes would have to meet a big challenge being moved up, Buchnevich would have to be ready to play good NHL 3rd line and Oscar LIndberg would be recalled.
This trade would impact the Rangers chances at a Stanley cup.There would have to be a colossal return for Zucc to make it work,
@JoeyKocur I'd be dumbstruck if they traded Hagelin.Not gonna happen.
@JoeyKocur Believe the pro- Fasts.He is an NHL level player.Smart and good defensively. When he figures out his offensive side -no doubt he'll convince everyone.
Stempniak played a good game.I guess with Jesper Fast returning he turned on the afterburners.Good show from him. The defence played well and the team did what they had to with backup goalie Talbot in net-score more goals.
Krieder with a pair of nice goals. Brassard with a wizard's passing-really happy he's found his game with the Rangers.
When Fast gets back and gets going, this team could be powerful defensively.And when Lundqvist returns the team D could be awesome.add that plus the recent offence surge -could be looking good for the Blueshirts in the stretch.
The team last night, without Nash and with Fast and Lundqvist back in would win a lot. It would be boring, but they would be in the W column most nights.Really really good game defensively .
Oscar Lindberg made something of his opportunity-a solid noticeable mistake free good game from him.
Talbot made some crucial saves. It was not so exciting but it was a well played game by the Rangers.
They do miss Nash and his skills obviously.Makes a big difference when he's not playing.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-vs-calgary.html
@Gianni74 @fs2020 Makes sense.I don't know a lot about Hejda other than he's an old vet with some playoff experience. Haven't heard anything good about Bellemore.I agree we don't need to waste a pick on bad players.
That said, we need a depth Dman.-Connor Allen from Hartford isn't the answer.
So it's someone from outside and you don't get something for nothing.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Rangers weigh their options as trade deadline approaches via @Newsday http://nwsdy.li/1wbhQUm
Maybe they could get Dman Jan Hejda for a 2nd and recall Oscar Lindberg for depth.Might work out if Lindberg is good on faceoffs and Hejda has something left in the tank. .
@betweentheworlds quick accurate passing is a quality of this Rangers team when they are playing their game.3 passes in less than a second.Marty was a catalyst with his brilliant pass to Stepan.
Talbot is not standing on his head, which is what he has to do once in awhile, even if he's a backup goalie.It's time to see Skapski.
Boyle and Girardi are not good enough.Hunwick and J.Moore are what they are.Tho Moore has shown stuff lately.
McDonagh has to play a lot better.Staal and Klein have been up and down.
Overall ,Rangers need another outstanding defenceman.Get er done Slats!
@Zelrio Girardi?He played his usual game.He's fairly consistent at being mediocre.
First home game after a road trip and playing with their back goalie.Rangers should guard against complacency.If they play their game with intensity they should be alright.
Hope for a big game from some players who haven't been notable offensively lately namely: Hagelin, JT Miller , Stempniak and even John Moore- are all due for goals right about now.Oh yeah MSL hopefully pots a another one again.
Gotta lock up Zucc and let Marty go if it comes to that. Zuccarello is starting to make himself a signing priority, playing so well right now.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/report-no-trade-coming-for-zuccarello.html
Good to see Rangers were dominant in the third.The Islanders were tired or dispirited or both.Good win with a backup goaltender in net.Rangers did what they had to do, once more.Really pleased at Kried's play and also Hayes.What a snipe by Klein-good to have that -the D had half the Ranger goals.
i would like Mcillrath recalled if he played purely on skill and kept penalties to minimum.If he can do better than Hunwick or Moore on D.Then OK.It would be only if someone challenged him that he fought or if someone tried a Drury on a Rangers player.That would be acceptable.
5 on 5 Rangers need to take the man a bit more.Finish some checks.Rangers powerplay is getting some looks.Have to capitalize.Agree there are too many passengers.
Firing Torts and hiring AV is one of Sather's best moves,although the players can take credit for Tort's being canned.Rangers are set up well for years now.Good luck to Torts, he helped develop some of Ranger's core players