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"There's more than enough skill in the locker room to be above a .500 team..." Really? I'm not so sure. Nash is overrated. He's a good first line forward, but not a franchise guy. Otherwise, I see a top 6 that would need an awful lot of luck and favorable ice time to crack 15-20 goals. On D, other than McD on some nights, the defense has is pretty average in every facet--size, speed, and skill. This team isn't under-achieving. It overachieved for one season. With all the parity in the league, maybe they'll get lucky with a move or two and contend soon, but not right now.
1 day, 11 hours ago on Vigneault Hints At Change In Personnel As Team Holds Closed Door Meeting
Eh, I wish Nash would score more regular goals. Yeah great, tonight he scored a beauty by skating wide around a weak D and dangling across the crease. Try that in Boston and he'll receive another concussion. I swear, If he has 30 goals this season, 28 will be showstoppers against bottom feeders.
4 days, 23 hours ago on Rangers 3, Sabres 1
3 weeks ago on Rumor: NYR Interest in Martin Havlat?
When you're barely 20 yrs old and still getting bigger.
4 weeks ago on Rangers Intersted in Suellentrop
I think you mean objective. It is objectionable, however, that you're only sorry he's hurt because you can't trade him.
1 month ago on Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2
@KreiderisTheChosenOne Talbot has been playing well and helped win a couple games. Why throw him in only for the soft games? Give him some real important minutes and give him a chance to show his teammates he doesn't need softies. That can pay off in the long run--especially if Hank gets injured.
1 month ago on How About That Pass From Zuccarello?
@omnishambles2013 "...committing war crimes against the English language." If you're referring to Doc Emmerich, I'm right there with you. Hilarious.
@scrangersfan @gravey94 They could amnesty Fleury and use the money on Hank or Miller or another marquee goalie.
1 month, 1 week ago on Teammates Impressed With Kreider
@gravey94 I actually wouldn't mind if the Pens went for Miller because then they wouldn't go after Hank in the offseason. If Hank leaves, I'd be bummed. But if he left for the Pens, I'd be suicidal.
@The Royal Half Wow. So civilized. Not like those Pittsburgh a$$h0les! Thanks, Royal Half.
2 months ago on Rangers @ Kings (Game 2)
Good call on that Laviolette firing. Three games in, three losses, and he's done.: http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24045471/philadelphia-flyers-have-fired-coach-peter-laviolette
2 months ago on The NYR Blog Predicts the 2013-14 Season
@KevinDeLury @JamesU Good point. I had blocked the trauma of that Trottier episode from my mind. Now I'm going to hug my knees and cry in the shower until I feel clean again.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Video: Season Preview
If someone had told me in '94 that I would one day see Ken Daneyko doing Rangers season previews, I would have laughed in their face.
I understand the need for ads and I'm happy you can get some money from them. But some of the ads are beyond "annoying," they actually make the site inaccessible. There's an ad for a push notification app that completely blocked the site from being viewed on any of my iOS devices for about a week on two different occasions. Since 99% of the time, I view the site on my iPhone (mostly at work, haha), I simply stopped coming to the site for about 10 days. I'm sure I'm not alone. That's lots of lost traffic for you.
3 months, 1 week ago on Why Ads Are Important to TheNYRBlog
I've been pretty supportive of Torts, but this is bullsh*t--and it's exactly why he doesn't have the job in NY anymore. He doesn't practice what he preaches. He doesn't keep it in the locker room, and this time he can't use the excuse that it's a motivational tactic. If you're gonna be a hard ass, you better live up to your own standards. Otherwise you look like a guy who is compensating for knowing, deep down, you're nothing. And guys who are actually tough enough to have made it to the show see through that sh*t eventually. You think he would have let any of the guys get away with saying stuff like this? Of course not. Torts looks more and more like the petulant tyrant he was rumored to be and less and less like the tough guy with the heart of gold he liked to pretend he was.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Tortorella Calls Out Former Players
The other thing to consider is how likely it is Staal bolts for Carolina to play with his brothers when this contract is up. Might be better to trade him for assets than lose him for nothing.
4 months, 1 week ago on Could Lack of Cap Space Lead to Staal Trade?
@AnnoyingJoe @JamesU @GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Ha, well done on your MB scouting report. I hear you and I considered that. But I honestly think Hank is one of these guys like Hasek, Belfour, Chelios, or Mess: freakishly competitive and just narcissistic enough to hold on for a long time--and that's not a criticism. He's got an athletic style, but he's not the most acrobatic netminder around; he's actually pretty efficient most of the time. A few tweaks to his game to compensate for age and he could theoretically go on for a while. Or he could turn out to have a body like Drury and turn to stone at 34. Who knows? But I'm betting he plays until 40.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on "Did the Rangers Just Sign Lundqvist's Heir Apparent?" Open Thread - 7/25/13
Seems like a decent prospect, but heir apparent? If they sign Hank for 8 more years, this guy will be 32 when Hank's contract is up. More likely they're hoping he's Biron's heir apparent.
"... And impressed even those most skeptical of his ability" (cough, cough Kevin DeLury, cough)
I like Zucc. He obviously wants to play here badly. Gotta respect someone who's willing to take less money to play in NY. How often does that happen?
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Zuccarello Appears Set To Return On Multi-Year Contract
Kev, are you aware of the pink mermaid ads (fullscreen, ads for games) when viewing the blog on iPhone? Oof...
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Saturday (5/18/13) Headlines