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Is there a Beach vs MacIlrath fight anywhere?
6 days, 22 hours ago on Mashinter Traded to Chicago for Beach
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Yea, I can definitely agree with that. But with the signing of Lundqvist made the team a "win now" team. I'm not saying they will win but with just with the signing of Lundqvist makes the Rangers (Sather) get the necessary pieces around him very quickly given Lundqvists age.
The trade of Lundqvist would have gave us a little more time and money to put the necessary pieces in place minus and elite goalie. The Rangers are missing too many pieces to go for a run at the cup, therefore I would rather have seen a Lundqvist trade as much as I love him.
Aside from Quick, the last time I checked, Crawford, Nemi, Thomas and Flurey are pretty average and not in Lundqvists class, yet all have cups. They had the right players in front of them that could score and defend. They did not rely on a superstar goaltender to win.
In my opinion, the last time a team that won the cup that relied on an elite goaltender were the devils. But the game has changed since then.
I would have liked to have seen that much money to throw around in free agency with a Lundqvist trade, Richie buyout, and Pouliot gone
1 week, 1 day ago on Rangers/Islanders Talk Del Zotto?
Clutterbuck is exactly the type of player we need right now.... Where do I sign?
We'll get the same amount of scoring out of him as we will Delzotto but he will have +500 more hits, +30 more fights and -900 turnovers.
We are now a win now team with hank signed in for the long haul and only a few prime years left and cal is definitely a role player suited towards it.
And who cares if its the Islanders... Its actually a boost for us when he turns over the puck 5-6 times a game.
Lundquvist has just enough prime left in him to make him valuable enough to get something good in return. Yes he is the backbone, yes he's carried this team.... to where? He can only do so much bit if the players around you don't complete the puzzle, then why keep him? We need more than just him to save our asses every game. It just happens to be his contract year, so now it's decision time. We can either overpay an aging player(even though that's the rangers style) or get some good young talent in here and some size. And the fans saying to keep him will be the same ones complaining in 5yrs on how much cap space he is taking up.
The good years to win with him are gone. Time to move on because we are not going to build a cup team overnight. And I wouldn't consider this a full rebuild. It's just a smart move. I love hank but I would move him and Richards for size and scoring. Hank and Richards are a perfect complement to a win now cup contending team. San Jose sharks anyone? Vancouver? Blues? I'll take halak and one of their solid over abundance of d-men for hank. Both sides would win in this deal. Delzotto for anything and money to play with when Richie goes. To me this is a perfect storm for a great turn around in the line up with some smart decisions if played out right. Only time will tell.....
1 week, 3 days ago on Lundqvist Contract Talks Have Not Progressed
I love Hank and what he's done for us for the past 8 seasons but if Talbot can hold his own in the NHL and be a viable starter, why not use that 8 million on some scoring. Its a business for them. We love Lundquvist but what does that matter? After what the organization did to Leetch, getting rid of Lundquvist won't hurt as much.....
1 week, 4 days ago on Vigneault Won't Commit to Lundqvist Starting on Monday
Martin "the walking concussion" Havlat.... no thanks....
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Rumor: NYR Interest in Martin Havlat?
Boyle is going to be the tough guy for Nash and I like it because which line is Chara going to cover? Is Chara going to cover Zucc or Nash should be the discussion. (although Chara on Zucc would be classic)
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Nash Returns Tonight; MIller Scratched
I kept rewinding the video and saw that McDonagh saw what happened because he pointed for a penalty and Zucc kind of just caught it as he was looking towards the Caps bench after it happened. Either way Mcdonagh saw the whole thing and should have went after brower. The bench was in an uproar because they saw the whole thing. Is it the players not sticking up for one another or AV?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Don't Come to the Aid of a Fallen Teammate Again
Staal, and Zucc were the only 2 who stood out for me. Get Zucc on that first line and dump Richards to the second line.
I don't understand... when I see Boston and Chicago pass, its night and day compared to the Rangers. Chicago and Bostons is so quick that teams hardly have time to react to them. Everything seems so much slower and inaccurate with the Rangers.
Hank also seems to be getting disgusted quicker than normal. I don't know if its with the guys or himself.....
2 months, 1 week ago on Coyotes 4, Rangers 1
..But he will be watching from the rafters (I hope) when Hags Cally and Nash are back. So Its should look more like:
Haglien - Stepan - Nash
Richards - Brassard - Callahan
Pouliot - Miller - Zucc
Boyle - Moore - Dorsett/Asham
I don't think Boyle is a 3rd line guy at all. I cant put him with Pouliot and Zucc. He doesn't fit in. Miller looks better in his spot. Plus, that now looks like a real 4th line now with a 3rd line with scoring potential. I just hope miller doesn't come out instead.
2 months, 1 week ago on Nash Injuries Foot; Richards to Wing; Callahan Rules Himself Out of Opener; Hagelin to LTIR
The name Pyatt ruins any line you put him on......
6'5 220lbs is a lot to handle for a 21 year old. He just got done growing upwards. Let him throw on 10lbs of muscle and get use to that frame and a little time before we judge him. He is a monster in the making. How many teams did Charra go though because of his slow and awkward skating before a team realized they struck gold....
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers 3, Flyers 2
Why did they show the riot in Vancouver at the end of the video?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Video: Oscar Lindberg Highlights
Lundqvist is here to stay.....
4 months ago on Lundqvist: No Requirement to Get Contract Done Before the Season
The only way Malkin comes to NY is if Richards and and a few others are released (Staal to Carolina is my call) then the cap is there
Without Lundqvist, we are toast. Even with(Malkin) a potential 50 Goal scorer on the team, it does not take away the fact that you need a top notch goaltender to win. (See the Lightning with Stamkos/Lac/St.Louis if you don'y believe me). Hank isn't going anywhere. You have to look at him as an individual person with hobbies as well. He is a fashion nut like Avery. He likes the glam and attention(see his Lamborghini). He would not fit in any other city. And please enlighten me of a Russian that has led their team to a Stanley Cup. They have a reputation... See Ovi for further details. They just lack the drive when things get tough.....
4 months ago on Malkin Interested in Playing for the Rangers?
With Callahan's frame of mind, there is nothing to worry about here. Even if he isn't 100% on AV's system, the effort is 100%... and you can't play wrong with that quality.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Callahan Says Shoulder Recovery Could Dip Into Season; No Extension Talk
I think Icy cup and I are in the same boat when it comes to Boyle. With a 6'7 244lbs frame he should be more of a presence out there. Faceoffs I'll give him credit for and penalty kill. But dam, 6'7 244lbs lay someone the **** out! Get the crowd going! Bring some energy! Thats the reason why your on that line.
Milan Lucic - 6'4 220lbs
Brian Bickell - 6'4 222lbs
Dustin Brown - 6'0 204lbs
Jordin Tootoo - 5'9 199lbs
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Stepan Signing Will Likely Leave Deserving Players Off Roster
@IcyCup He players bigger than most no matter how you look at him...
5 months ago on Zuccarello to File Arbitration?
Last Scouting report of him... The good, the bad and the lazy....
5 months, 1 week ago on NHL Free Agency Tracker