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I think the thing that bugs people is not that Asham has been recalled, but it was Miller who was sent back down to the Pack.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Rangers Recall Arron Asham; Miller Sent To Wolfpack
I've always suggested looking into Girardi for Edler. Both Dmen who are under performing in the new systems they've been placed in, and both representing what their old coaches want. Edler, Offensive Dman who has the capability to move the puck well, Girardi the shut down guy Torts wants on his top line. Cap hit is roughly the same, though I think Edler has a few more years on his contract.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Vigneault Hints At Change In Personnel As Team Holds Closed Door Meeting
Anyone else get pissed that Richards laid on the ground and cried for a penalty while play went other way (and eventually, a goal?). Give the refs an earful after the play (which he did) , not in the middle of when you can brush yourself off and get back into the play as back checker. There was no guarantee Tampa would have scored on first shot.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Lightning 5, Rangers 0
@MikeBlue Right. Because Torts will break up his top line for Michael Del Zotto. The Sedins-Kesler is their bread and butter line. If you had said DZ for one of their dmen with bombs from the point - I'd give it a little more credence.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rangers/Oilers Possible Trading Partners
@shoot_the_goalie Not good to hear about the coaching confusions (1 guy waving, 1 guy giving stop). You'd think out of every one in the building, the 3 guys behind the bench would be the most coordinated in tense moments since they're the brains behind the planning. I can see why Hank look frustrated when they panned to him.
1 month, 1 week ago on Ducks 2, Rangers 1
Richards passing play reminds me of the stuff he did last year, being backhand passes to nobody. I know, as you mentioned, Richards said he liked playing Center more - but he needs to pick up his game there for be moved again, as much as he doesn't "like it".
@shoot_the_goalie @KreiderisTheChosenOne @Kevin DeLury Hank definitely has the right to critique his teammates. That said, not clearing the puck is a common mistake that many players make regularly. if Hank's going to yell, he should be yelling at every single guy in front of him who doesn't do it. Just the issue is if he's singled out Miller.
1 month, 1 week ago on Callahan Returns Tonight vs. Ducks; Miller Scratched
@Melissa (blknblueshirts) @JoshKaye IIRC, since JT's recall, he has spent most of his time in the bottom 6 lines. Therefore, this doesn't seem like an ice time issue. If we're just waiting for Dom Moore's return before sending Miller back down - why don't we call up an AHL veteran to do the press-box warming? At least that way, Miller isn't sitting in the pressbox for a week or so while he could be playing down in the A?
@calithirteen He looked at AV with those big blue puppy dog eyes....
It's a joke that's gotten old, but really, that's the only explanation I have.
NY media ripped Torts for not giving updates on injured players. Where's the complaining now, when AV is doing the exact same thing
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Lundqvist Out vs. Flyers; Zuccarello Possible Scratch
@SA24 Exactly. The players are adjusting from a very "hands on" approach to a "hands off" approach. I'm not saying "Blame only AV, he's so cold and these lads aren't being taught". The leadership group in the room needs to step up if the general feel in the room is that they need more guidance in the transition period.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on H. Sedin: Torts Interaction Is How You Want It To Be
As I told somebody else, this may explain the early struggles. It's like asking students to mark their own exams with an unclear marking scheme.
While Torts probably didn't hold the guys' hands, he probably "reminded" them very often of their mistakes - even if he expected them to see it. This was probably what got on the rooms' nerves after so many years.
In any case, it's still speculation for what's going on behind close doors, but I hope both sides fix whatever isn't working. Leadership group in room has to stand up to AV and say "we need a little more guidance" , and if that happens, AV has to accept that he needs to be more hands on than he likes even if temporarily.
@BeukeBoomer23 Exactly what I thought. Both sides are posturing right now, with Sather using AV's press conferences to apply extra pressure.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Offering Stepan $2.9M Per, Could Place Cally, Hags on LTIR
Just speculating (aka 0 insider info), but if Montreal wanted Kristo to bulk up and he didn't - combined with his few gaffes in recent years at college - I could understand if Mtl's patience ran out. So they trade Kristo for Thomas, who I think I've read is a workhorse on and off the ice, and everyone's happy.
3 months, 1 week ago on Lots of Love for Kristo
Kristo's pass shows, if anything, he may have questionable judgement when making decisions... off the ice. As long as he doesn't pull some Avery-like distractions, and of course hoping he matures up, his past shouldn't be a problem.
5 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Trade Christian Thomas To Canadiens For Danny Kristo
"No one screening the goalie, no one getting rebounds." -
I'll see how it is when it happens. Torts wanted the exact same thing. I'm sure Renney wanted the same too.
5 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Officially Name Samuelsson, Arniel Assistant Coaches
@johnnyb3910 @KevinDeLury @cardboardcllctr As much as Messier has done for the organization as a player, I don't think - as johnny mentioned - his experience post retirement in the organization (and also the 2 teams he's put together) is enough during this time when the team can make a serious push.
Also, it would seem to create the idea that, even at the very top of the organization, connections over experience or paying your dues (in the related field) is how things should be done. Just how I would translate the move, if it happens, of course.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on So What Happens to Messier?
Anyone else think it would be a big mistake to pass over Gorton for Messier?