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Yes there are good hits and bad hits , i agree 1000% there. But you lose me with the math part. These plays dont help the corsi number at all. But these plays are simply due to lack of proper coaching/discipline or just plain old lack of hockey sense. Basically theyre stupid and ill advised. Kronwall is notorious for it, which is why i wont buy into the hype.He is less valuable as a defenseman when hes going for these huge hits, leaving his own net vulnerable by taking himself out of the play. But if the fancy stats were all that mattered we could essentially predict every series in the playoffs right down to the cup champion and be perfect on each one. But we ALL know thats not all that matters. The math doesnt control whether a puck hits the post and goes in or hits the post and lands seven rows into the seats. It doesnt control if the puck takes a friendly bounce on a clearance, or an unfriendly bounce. The math may help, which remains to be seen. But it cant be taken as a perfect fact.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
It's about freaking time
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I want what youre having
Id be interested to see what sather could get for him at the deadline. I never would of guessed we could get Marty for Callahan, what rabbit might sather have this time?
He gets a tryout. If they like they make an offer. Doesn't have to accept, they don't even have to offer
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Been saying this forever. Not just Nash but everyone. Getting on their backs does no good. If you actually want the rangers to succeed then do anything in your power to will them there. Booing them just makes matters worse. But even if you are utterly pissed. Don't let it show
All you guys who commented earlier fail to realize most normal citizens could survive just off the extras these guys get like endorsements and bonuses etc. Even if he stashes 250k a year away for retirement he'll be okay. In the right hands that 250k a lot could blossom into ALOT more. He'll be fine.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I keep getting chills just thinking about preseason, imagine if we win that big shiny silver thing that I won't dare name? Let's go rangers
That MSL goal on Mother's Day still gives me chills. I was at that game and the raw emotion in the air when he scored was unforgettable. Nobody deserved a goal more than him. Let's drop the puck already
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/video-the-time-is-coming.html
Kreider was drafted. Didn't really have much say in the matter
Only thing with that, higher play demands more money. Whereas now you could potentially sign him for a little less and it becomes a steal
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
So can Hayes play in Traverse City or will preseason be the first time we see him?
@AveryYesBettmanNo no but hell be back
If he doesn't make the team this year, who says they even want him back? If at 25 years he can't crack the NHL roster, will he ever? I like the kid, I think he's talented but if he can't cut it, maybe he's just an unfortunate bust. Plus with the haggerty,Hayes etc signings this summer, you don't lose much. One of those guys essentially replaces kristo in the prospect pool. Hey, competition breeds success. Better to have too many prospects than to keep him around even if he doesn't deserve to be
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/danny-kristos-future-with-the-rangers-is-in-doubt.html
Every year we hope for tv coverage that there never is. Does anyone know any other ways to watch?
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I actually really like these lines. Your explanations sold me on the even more. As much as I want to sound smart and come up with my own line combo, I can't because these are pretty. But given my track record with predicting lines expect this years lines to be completely jumbled and reversed. Glass can handle top line minutes,right?
I liked Boyle here. He was that heart and soul guy just like Callahan ( was?/is?). But in the end this was a business deal, he was a solid player. But others can fill his role. Will it be easy? Maybe not, but he's certainly not irreplaceable. Few players are.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Unfortunately besides that one monster season that highlight reel goal was few and far between. I remember a lot of limp shots right into the goalies chest more than I remember absolute snipes
Though it could be a million different things, I don't think it's too unrealistic to think he may coach
Really even if he's UFA
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
She was also up 2-0 in the series so that probably helped
I can vouch for this . I had season seats last year. Two rows back was the visiting teams wives/family. I met a good chunk of those girls, Dustin's wife wasn't a trophy wife at all. Too bad her husband is a tool.
If he coached a college team "the right way" he would be sending guys off to the pros on a good foot. Could you imagine a bunch of Callahan clones ( when we loved him) running around the league? If he took it seriously and honestly did his thing it could be great for the sport. Just my honest opinion.
Under AV we lost a lot of dead weight. And by dead weight I mean your pyatts and del zottos to name a few
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Don't underestimate the amount a player can be coached up and taught new things. Think back to last season, can you name a player that was absolutely terrible possession wise?( not counting the early season debacle) look for AV to teach all the new guys, as well as old how to play his possession style and how to play it correctly.
So the redden buyout was a bad idea in your eyes?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
You might be right on Stepan, but he certainly isn't a fourth line player. Right now Boyle is playing the role of Brandon prust a few years back, he was so irreplaceable but look at him now. If Boyle lowers his demands a little to stay in New York absolutely keep him, but he certainly isn't irreplaceable, not many players are. If you overpay on Boyle you hurt the team, he's a role player he should understand that. He's also demanding third line minutes, the team suffers with him anyplace but the 4th line and PK. Sure plug him in the PP to camp the net. But third line minutes is crazy
That 7 year thing is insane though, right?
You think he's ready for the big show? It's a huge difference
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Nash isn't going anywhere people. We are much better off hoping he can turn it around. I supported him all year, but unlike most people I'll admit he had a disappointing playoffs. But I have to give credit where credit is due. Besides the s intangibles we always talks about there was quite a few times I said wow what a play Nash, and it ended up coming up huge. Now is that worth his superstar contract? Not at all. But AT LEAST he wasn't completely lost on his feet
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-buy-out-brad-richards.html
I gotta say. I found this blog mid season the year we lost to the devils in the ECF. Since then I'm on it constantly. It's in my favorites and recently searched in all my computers and cell phones including work. The info I get on here makes my friends think I have some secret connection. So thanks for that. Like most of you guys I'm heartbroken, but extremely proud of this team. When that goal went in my heart stopped. I'm already looking forward to next season. Which luckily since we played so much, isn't that far away
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Puck luck is not oh they scored 3 goals we scored none. Puck luck is the difference between hitting a post and having it go in, and hitting a post and having it bounce away harmlessly. It exists, it cannot be used as an excuse but it certainly exists. The puck takes some strange bounces sometimes. Ya just never know
So by your logic every player should score on every shot? It's not gonna happen. I also gather you never played a second of hockey in your life. Because if you did you'd realize capitalizing on those chances in the heat of things isn't as easy as you think
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Call me crazy, but I think the fact that not many people are giving the rangers a real shot is the best thing to happen to them. This team thrives on adversity, I would love to see them prove everyone wrong
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/stanley-cup-trailer.html
this is comical at best
So an open ice hit was more dangerous than going face first into the boards? Do you understand life?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/john-moore-hearing-scheduled-for-230pm-league-reviewing-dorsett-head-butt.html
I've been saying it all along. The guy is making a difference. Besides the fact he's hit every post possible 200 times he's got quite a few points like you mentioned. And he's done a ton that's not on the stat sheet. His defensive play has been huge , I've seen him make some really good plays at crucial times . And of course as step pointed out he's opening up space for his line mates.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/lundqvist-presents-broadway-hat-to-st-louis.html
It's an interesting debate. I love Marty always have. But he's stated he wants to play beyond this current contract, presumably with the rangers. Do you strip the C from him after that point and give it to MCD? Or do you make MCD wait, and at that point is it too late in his career?( doubtful) in an ideal situation the both get letters ( one C one A ) it's just the order of which that can be debated
Marty gave this team the spark they needed. The courage he showed getting on the ice less than 24 hours after his mom passing really rallied the boys. This is a totally different team now, and I have to say its a very pleasant surprise. Can it just be game time already? I have chills just thinking about it. LETS GO RANGERS!!!
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
If you watch any of the episodes of beginning it's almost very high praise for mom (and dad). But mom is really the center of attention.
Actually had some idiot in a talbot jersey try to rip me a new one in front of hundreds of people for wearing a hank jersey. His arguments were completely irrational, almost comical. I'll be the first to admit at times hank gets by on his name, but he sure as hell earned that name.
As a season ticket holder, I've been to a ton of games. I've never experienced anything like last night. The pure emotion from the very start was amazing. I was at game 7 and last night made that look like an AHL exhibition game. That being said, the resiliency and team approach this team showed recently mirrors that of the 2012 team. I still get chills thinking about how that place erupted for Marty. Lets get this thing done tmrw night boys!!! LETS GO RANGERS!!!
PS: was someone cutting onions last night? I felt myself getting a little teary eyed
I'm the type of person that would use sports as an escape but I cannot imagine being in MSL's shoes right now. I can't see him deciding to play, but if he does I can definitely understand why. My condolences to him and his family, hopefully the boys pull one out for him tonight.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I really want Nash to do well, and I'm just as frustrated he's not than anyone else. But all this negativity doesn't help. In the big picture constantly putting him down is just making it harder to pick himself back up. We all know what Nash can do, and he's not right now. But neither is anyone else. If we all truly love this team we should want them to do well. This is why we should support Nash and as fans try and get him scoring. If Nash does well so does the team. You would be surprised what a little support could do for a player. We already know confidence is HUGE in hockey. These guys are gripping the sticks extra tight and it's showing.And a lot of people on here claim to support the team but have already given up, and expect the players not too. Sure they get paid, but they're human also. Succeeding is a lot easier with a crowd behind you, as opposed to trying to win a game as your own fans bash you.
I love callahan, but is he on drugs?
8 months, 2 weeks ago on REPORTS: Ryan Callahan Wants Close To $7 Million Per Season
How come nobody brought up the part where he takes the routine save and tries to make it look dramatic. Leaving him out of place and occasionally he even lets a few in. He needs to go back to the basics and stick with them
9 months, 3 weeks ago on A Realistic Look At Why Lundqvist Is Struggling
ugh MDZ is back
12 months ago on Rangers @ Flyers (Game 8)
a third line with Rick Nash on it usually means good things for your team. Hopefully it does. Heres to a great season
1 year, 1 month ago on Stepan Taken Off Active Roster; Kreider = Kesler; Goalie Schedule
not worried. The open offense is going to open up more chances for other guys besides our top goal scorers. If they each contribute a few more than normal thatll make up for it. Well be fine. Remember we only have to score 1 more than the other guys, and with Lundqvist in net, we might only have to score one
1 year, 1 month ago on Who Besides Nash Can Score?