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Fairly surprised the Rangers have payed as physically as they have (all year) and won many of the battles. A funny thing has happened to the Ranger-Flyer rivalry and it is called the Penguins. Pittsburgh now garners the majority of Flyer passion and hate (rightfully so) and there is a good chance the majority of F fans will be on board with us if we go through.
Boyle has been the most consistent and is a vital cog in this teams current form. He hustles every shift and the development of our 4th line this year is a huge difference maker in our 3rd period success. Get him signed back regardless of how the year turns out.
Another note is the Rangers are changing lines efficiently and short shifting a ton. It seemed like Carcillo was on the ice every other shift and stats show he only had 8 plus minutes. 30-45 second shifts do that. You are involved the whole game even at reduced total minutes.
Mason may not be the answer as a goalie coming back from injury in the middle of an NHL playoff series is less than desirable. You can see Ryan Mcd is still not up to full speed and there is a good chance they are sending Mason in a little sooner than they wish.
NHL classic moment celebration. Etched in all our minds (and theirs) for eternity. Even better the flinching ref who called a great hustling back check a penalty.
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Its only one game but Diaz made as good a case as any to be first line PP on the point instead of Richards....I have said all along i hate forwards on the point...i want two blue liners back there with big shots who are used to handling the puck on the blue line. A quiet little trade at deadline time could pay massive dividends to this team...
1 month ago on
This is still a team in search of an identity, poorly constructed from a chemistry standpoint, which is vital to success in the NHL. Quite honestly, Rick Nash is a shell of his former self, choosing to try to poke check at the puck in vital battles as he protects his head and his career. I don't think i have ever seen Stepan angry in a game. Lots of skill, certainly. Lots of character, hardly. The shake up has to come in the off season as big time decisions need to be made about people like Nash, Richards, Staal (not the same player following head injury much like Nash), and a few others. Night in and night out Zuc, Hagelin (the goals will come...), Mcdonagh and even Boyle put out 100% and really seem to care and show emotion while others play hockey, yes, and cash a check. No Chemistry right now and no leader to rally around. Someone needs the "C" out there. F it..pin it on MSL's jersey tomorrow as, while he isn't clicking right now, we know he cares.
1 month, 1 week ago on Sharks 1, Rangers 0