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Bring back Carcillo!!!
6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
If Thornton ever became a Ranger, I guarantee we would just end up witnessing yet another expensive marquee player having the worst seasons of his career in a rapid downward spiral of stats.
Let's see...Richards, Nash, Redden, Gomez, Drury.....Thornton?
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-joe-thornton-only-wants-to-go-to-the-rangers.html
I agree...I have mixed emotions about Richards. He's a complete class act, and really made me rethink the buyout. You can't help but love this guy, and his leadership. Its true he will continue to decline, and he certainly would hurt the team with all that cash tied up. But from the human perspective, I will truly miss Brad Richards as a Ranger.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Honestly, there are a few things I never thought I'd be saying back in November...hats off to this absolutely resilient and exciting Rangers team, and to AV who hung in there and turned things around, Lundqvist, who proved to the naysayers that he's a truly elite goaltender, Boyle, who still can't fight, but brings so much more to this team, and seriously, I NEVER thought I'd say this, but hats off and tons of credit to Sather, who pulled off some fantastic moves to give this team some much needed depth and character. Amazing...I'm elated, and excited, and sorry to say it, but screw Callahan, who Sather did his best to try and re-sign. He got greedy and now he's on the outside looking in at what could a been.
Oh and one more surprising one...hats off to tonight's MSG crowd, who were loud from the opening faceoff to the final salute at center ice. Made me damn proud.
Let's go Rangers!!!!
8 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I was wondering the exact same thing about the lack of obvious diving calls against Montreal in this series. How many were called against the Rangers vs. Pittsburgh? 3 or so I think. This is ridiculous, and it makes Hockey look bad.
Let's also give AV some credit here. The guy has proven to be one hell of a coach.
I'm damn happy to have him.
8 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-vs-canadiens-game-4.html
I'm just afraid that Carcillo won't be a Ranger next year because of this. I honestly think he should be resigned. We need his intensity, and he actually has some talent. Great 4th line player who has his teammates' backs.
I have to admit, I was really really skeptical of AV taking over for Torts, but I have to tip my hat to Sather (did I really just say that?). He's made a bunch of great moves, and AV really has shown he can adapt his game when needed. In the past, under Torts, the Rangers would drive me crazy, because they seemed to let up off the gas with a 1 or 2 goal lead, apparently expecting Hank and shot-blocking to keep that lead. I love that AV seems to want to run up the score and go for the kill in every game. THAT is how you win, and put doubt in the opponent.
My only gripe would be, I wish they had more physicality, and toughness, but right now, I'm enjoying the hell out of watching this Rangers team.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/lundqvist-presents-broadway-hat-to-st-louis.html
Power Play is a fucking joke.
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-penguins-game-2.html
I agree with Kevin. I miss the days when penalties were a rare occurrence in the playoffs.
Its getting ridiculous, and hurts the flow of the game.
Let them play, dammit.
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
The officials fucking blow!
We are in trouble if Carcillo doesn't play tonight. If ever this team needed intensity and emotion, its tonight.
@johnnyranger that's not gonna happen. Ranger fans at MSG are just as neutered physically as our Ranger team. More likely, visiting Philly fans will still jump Rangers fans at MSG and leave completely unscathed.
9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
AV won't put Carcillo in, which is insane. If Carcillo was in this game, Simmonds doesn't score 3 goals for sure. He would be too preoccupied with Carcillo to score.
AV you ass!
Embarrassing. Why the hell isn't Carcillo playing??
I can't handle this
Maybe the fans should take some of that demented passion to MSG instead of Twitter. Now THAT would prove NYR fans are passionate about our team. Minus the childish death threats of course.
10 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I honestly haven't seen the same Rangers team show up since the Columbus game. We need that intensity every damn game now...and not just from Nash...the whole team needs to feel it and bring it.
10 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Raucus??? At MSG...in 2014? Is that a joke? Pretty funny.
Unfortunately, the same way we all need to accept that this Ranger team will never do what the 2011-2012 Ranger team did, we also need to accept that most of us may actually die before Sather leaves this team. We are just as stuck with Sather as we are with this team that won't drop the gloves to provide a spark or set a tone.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
One thing we can't deny...Avery has some HUGE balls to do this shit.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/vote-for-avery-part-ii.html
Can we at least wish Sather will retire so a GM with some actual balls can possibly step in and understand that Hockey is a physical sport, and build a team around that strange concept?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on This Is The Rangers Team We've Been Given, Deal With It
New York fans should seriously take note of how REAL passionate fans support their hometown teams. I miss the days when MSG fans were nearly as intense as the Winnipeg fans in those videos.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers @ Jets (Game 68)
I wish John Davidson was the Rangers GM instead of friggin' Sather.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Blue Jackets Scouting Rangers, Callahan
As much as I love Cally and hate Sather...Sather would be a damn fool to sign Callahan for that kind of money and length. He has not played a full season, and with the cap, it just wouldn't make sense. I don't believe Callahan when he says his heart is with the Rangers...if that was true, his demands would be more realistic.
12 months ago on REPORTS: Ryan Callahan Wants Close To $7 Million Per Season
Why would this surprise anyone? One only needs to look at Sather's history to see this is the norm for him. Scott Gomez, Chris Drury, Wade Redden...the list goes on. This is typical Glen Sather.
1 year ago on Rangers Make Two Offers to Girardi; Interested in McGinn
1 year ago on Rangers 4, Flyers 1
Carcillo really brings some much needed intensity to this team.
1 year ago on Rangers vs. Flyers (Game 47)
When is everyone here going to realize the obvious? There is never going to be any fire lit under these Rangers' collective asses, nor will we ever see any true passion from this Rangers team! Kevin is absolutely right when he stated that Sather completely dismantled that team.Sather is the problem, and he's just not going away. I honestly can hardly stand watching this team...if the zombie apocalypse struck us tomorrow, I'm pretty sure we wound find out Patient Zero was a Ranger.Now Dorsett is out, and if Zucc goes down, I may completely tune out.All the people holding out hope or saying things ain't so bad, or this team is better than their record, have their heads in the sand. THIS team is going nowhere. IF they do make the playoffs, this team has a guaranteed first round exit...they will be pushed around and manhandled, and every NHL team knows they can do this at will, and with no repercussions. Hell, Sestito taunted the entire team about that fact...and I'm glad he did. Unfortunately for us fans, it fell on deaf ears...damn zombies.
1 year ago on Penguins 5, Rangers 2 (Dorsett Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Fibula)
Lol...that's funny as hell...borderline tranny!
1 year ago on Penguins Claim Pyatt; Konopka Placed on Waivers
I may not watch anymore games until next October. I find this year's team too dull to watch. The ONLY Ranger I find entertaining to watch is Dorsett, and I would bet my salary Sather will most likely trade him by next season. Fuck Sather...what a sack of shit.
1 year, 1 month ago on Islanders 5, Rangers 3
Damn that fight compilation. With the exception of the Cloutier fight where he absolutely destroys Salo and humiliated the Islander bench, the Rangers took most of the beatings here.
1 year, 1 month ago on Rangers vs. Islanders (Game 36)
Bring back Colton Orr!
1 year, 1 month ago on Avalanche Interested in Del Zotto?
Unfortunately, this team is YEARS away from being a contender.Sad but true.
1 year, 1 month ago on Blue Jackets 4, Rangers 2
I don't care if he makes mistakes...he brings toughness to a team that desperately needs it. There is a difference between a player being present on the ice, and a player being a presence. Right now the Rangers players are simply present out there. Maybe McIlrath can be the presence we so desperately need.
1 year, 1 month ago on Rangers Recall McIlrath
I couldn't agree more with this article. People blasted poor Torts for his defensive style of hockey, but clearly he was doing the best he could with what he was given. We all knew this, yet people still jumped on the anti-Torts bandwagon rather than the fire Sather freight train. Speaking of which...I was at Saturday night's game against the Devils, and I didn't hear a single "Fire Sather" chant. What's going on?
1 year, 1 month ago on AV Already Trying to Save Face
Well said...speaking of Jagr, let's all remember Sather was the genius that chose not to re-sign him after a lower scoring (for Jagr) season, even though he broke Graves' single season scoring record just a season earlier. He also chose not to re-sign Shanahan on a team that needed scoring...a team where Shanahan and Jagr were the top goal scorers. Sather is a guy who thought signing Gomez, Drury, Redden and Roszival to long, expensive contracts was a great idea. A guy who let Colton Orr go, and believed the despised and aging Donald Brashear was a smarter choice. A guy who thought Brandon Prust didn't add enough to the team to hold onto.Sather felt the problem with the New York Rangers was the coach...who I'm sure he will begin blaming soon enough, because the problem certainly cannot be Sather himself.
1 year, 1 month ago on Why Are The Rangers Swimming in Mediocrity?
This team is so soft, the rest of the NHL wipes their asses with them. A damn shame.
1 year, 1 month ago on Could Bickel Be Recalled Today?
Vigneault must be wondering what in the hell he got himself into. He must be secretly cursing Sather under his breath, or venting to his wife about him.
1 year, 1 month ago on Vigneault Getting Frustrated?
Meh...typical Sather move..sign an aging, veteran star player to a high-paying long term contract as their career moves in an undeniable downward progression. Drury, Gomez, Richards...all of these come to mind.
This is not unexpected. No disrespect to Hank...love the guy...but why not 4 years? Sather just pisses me off.
1 year, 1 month ago on Lundqvist to Be Extended for 7 Years, $8+ Million Per
I completely respect Dorsett, but its total BS that the guy is the lone Ranger ( no pun intended) who can actually mix it up. In fact, it's absolutely inexcusable. The fact that Sestito called out the entire Rangers' bench simply means that the entire NHL knows what all us Ranger fans know. Sather has built a team that is far too soft to go far and compete with teams that are not soft.
This game should be a wake up call to Sather to get off his ass and get us some damn muscle.
1 year, 2 months ago on Dorsett Is Starting To Fill Prust Role
@McIlrath lol...I agree
1 year, 2 months ago on Bruins 3, Rangers 2
Why is Boyle such a friggin pussy??? I get embarrassed just WATCHING the guy in a fight. Its terrible, dammit.
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers vs. Canucks (Game 27)
Boyle should be embarrassed with that girly attempt at protecting a teammate. While I appreciated his standing up, he looks so pathetic in a physical confrontation for a guy his size, it makes one wonder why he didn't choose baseball as his sport rather than hockey.
Tortorella is my favorite Rangers coach in the las 15 or so seasons. Who is more memorable, barring Mike Keenan? John Muckler? Colin Campbell? Tom Renney? AV has inherited the mess Sather created...the team that unfortunately got Tortorella fired. So far, AV seems pissed at the lack of effort and talent on this team...and rightfully so. The question is, can he squeeze as much blood from this stone as Torts did? I'm not so sure, but one thing is certain... AV will be on the hot seat long before Sather ever looks in the goddam mirror at the real problem here.
1 year, 2 months ago on A Thank You To John Tortorella
@Andrew794 The sad part is I think Voros would kick Boyle's ass.
@Mike Hallahan I'm with you Mike. Bring Bickel back!
I would take Chris Neil on this team in a heartbeat. Too bad we've been down this road before, and Neil has zero interest in playing in New York.
1 year, 2 months ago on Rumors: More Del Zotto; No Interest in Havlat; Valuing Neil
Well said Kevin. I still say bring up Mashinter and Bickel. Then we would have some balls. Mashinter, Bickel and Dorsett would be this year's equivalent to the Rupp, Prust, Bickel combination that got us to the Eastern Conference Finals.
1 year, 2 months ago on Dorsett Teaches Teammates How To Stick Up for One Another