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@Rangers_54 I understand how you would keep Richards on it. Yes he is looking slow but he does have the ability to make beautiful passes. However as far as G? How can they possibly put him on the PP. I would rather any other defense-men on this team be on our PP except for maybe Klein. Seems silly to have a guy out their who is not only not an offensive defensemen but also has the potential to get beat in a foot race.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Rangers_54 plus. the knicks suck!
and i might add quick's rebound control is about a "C-" right now. He's giving up rebounds on shots to the midsection so we need to fire away.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-not-bringing-a-game-in-game-1-is-good-news.html
I feel like we really should aim for an A Plus guys. I mean come on.
All of the grading jokes aside, I do not feel like I am being delusional when I say this article is spot on. The fact is we made Doughty look silly more than once to start that game with speed. We made the Kings look shaky by overwhelming them and getting multiple guys in for puck battles. Not sure when happened in the third but I highly doubt we will see that third period rangers team again. LETS GO RANGERS>
@stRangers fan @JustinRP37 what are you even doing on here then? listen I admit I spend too much time reading blogs and thinking about this team and all but I am at least having fun and hopeful. it is kind of sad to think of you hanging out on message boards and being a downer. the bums lost: get a job sir.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
someone needs to sit Nash down and tell him that its not acceptable in the NHL in the Finals to not even get a shot off on a 3-1. He is getting embarrassing to watch on the rush. I appreciate his back check and all but on the rush he is looking lost. G's game was too slow, he needs to find another level and move just a bit quicker. I don't think Quick is all that dangerous right now. His rebound control was awful but we didn't have bodies there to slam those second chances home. Lets take Game 2 and go back to NYC on a high. We can clearly beat these guys.
i agree with kevin here. get tough with gabby. he is known for shying away from the physical play. put a shoulder into his chest every time he tries to drive the net and we can make him a non issue. can't wait for game one, seems like a year away.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@KevinTheNYRBlog @Bukra! it's too bad we have to hear mike emmerick blather on when we watch our team battle for the cup. i would love to hear sam or kenny albert instead. kenny is an especially great play by play guy.
not sure why they skipped out on weekend games. those are the best.
guess kovalev picked a side. just made the rounds buying the news papers. cloud nine til Wednesday.
somewhere ryan callahan just pooped his pants
man with brass and step back in just looking at that lineup has me questioning my doubts about this team. we are a deep, well built team. sather may have spent the first years of his tenure completely destroying our team but he deserves credit.
I have a tshirt that I made myself that says FIRE SATHER. I made that shirt this year. I want nothing more than to burn it now. one more win and its going in the fire place.
now lets go out there and put this one to bed. LETS GO RANGERS.
i don't like to think to far ahead but if the rangers were to clinch tonight, and the kings were to clinch tomorrow when would game one be?
this is a suspendable hit. he should get three purely because it is a clear attempt to injure. it was not a guy being overly zealous and finishing a check. it was not a hockey play. stepan was looking the other way. the puck was long gone and prust lunged at him and caught his chin.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@gravey94 @KevinTheNYRBlog three games should have been the max. letting the ref's have a say in this is nonsense. review the tape. its like asking stepan how many games prust should get.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @KarenMaz either way, very late and he does make contact with the chin. so what if he goes chest then chin, it was a very blatant dirty hit with an intent to injure.
@DubiLeetchahan @EquusBiz @Bring back Langdon seeing as in this metaphor the rangers are Nazi Germany... yeah its kind of offensive
@DubiLeetchahan I don't know who you are. But i don't think you've ever skated as fast as Chris Krieder on a break away. That being said if you still can I wouldn't mind you filling in for Brass.
This is the sort of thing you see in movies. They are going TO Montreal after they Execs turn down a very considerate and reasonable request to play a game one in Marty's home town on the eve of his mothers funeral. All the players will be in attendance to their newest teammates mothers funeral. This group will come out of Montreal and back to New York as the most together, synced unit in the league.
Fuck you NBC. Other then Kenny Albert you have no idea how to even hire proper play by play and color announcers. When we lift the cup I'll be watching on mute so I don't have to hear Pierre or Doc! They should be ashamed. They had their guys mentioning St. Louis mothers death about a hundred times, exploiting it for some emotional blips on their radar and then they pull this shit.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@DPSnotty @rangermom I second that. I'm in for 20$
Lets go RANGERS! Lets take it to them. If we play our hardest they can't handle us.
Let's get it done boys. I am attending my first playoff NHL game after being a fan of this team since diaper days. Jaccccccccked Up.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Hey NASH! Shove MASON!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
HOLD ON TIGHT. Danny C should be in. How can you start Miller over him when you consider the experience level of each. Its game Seven AV. That being said if it comes down to Miller vs Carcillo to decide this game for us then we don't deserve it. We have big names and talented guys. Miller or Carcillo shouldn't really matter.
@Billfrom Brookhaven kind of shocked hes not in.
@rep5seanleader stop bumming before the game even starts. sitting nash is not an option. who would you play for him? nonsensical.
@EMoney2413 Dude. Someone piss in your beer? Go be a downer somewhere else. Are you a fan? LETS GO RANGERS.
We lose this game because of our in ability to capitalize on golden opportunities. It seemed like every time they scored they gave us a chance on the PP to take the game back and we did nothing. Dialed it in for game six. Ugly. Simmonds is one of the most gutless players in the league. He throws punches with his gloves on, cross checks the head a neck, and slashes any chance he gets. I really hope AV puts Carcillo in and tells him to stay right near Simmons chirping. The only problem with that is Simmonds would probably cross check Carcillo and Carcillo would get a minor penalty for falling. The refs have been garbage. Too many missed calls. To many embellishment calls. And can someone please tell me how Zucc got that roughing penalty. He was crosschecked twice, knocked down, and then in self defense shoved a guy twice his size. Joke. LGR. I have never applauded a player going down to injury but for the sake of the other athletes on the ice I hope Simmonds is collecting his teeth instead of hats on the ice after game 7.
Im not sure if anyone moved their feet on the 4-3 powerplay. it was embarrassing to watch everyone look at one another and wonder who was going to make the move.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Killerkendoll I am sorry but Hank was not the problem. The two he was beat on were goals no goalie saves. Hes got a 1.79 gaa. The boys need to take better shots. Mason was not as good at his stat line tonight.
pierre has got to be one of the worst. he adds almost nothing. horrible
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I really hope McD really is 100%. I like to believe it but the way team doctors are we really don't know. I guess we will find out when he steps out on the ice.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
He should put the C on his chest Game One of the playoffs. It would be a morale booster and well deserved.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
So is Nathan Horton now the owner of the fastest goal from the start of the period record?
@Josh-CK hahah thats amazing. Our Centers have underperformed all year. Zucc, Mac, Hank. That is why we are in the playoffs.
the big question in the east for us is can we hang with Boston. We have shown that we can take Pittsburgh, we can take Philly, we can take these Eastern teams, but Boston is what stands between us and one of those deadly Western teams. If Nash goes to the net and doesn't back down from Boston's big boys, St. Louis remembers his St. Louis, and we get some contributions from Step, Zucc and Brass we have a shot. But if you think we can roll through Boston on speed alone your mistaken. We are going to have to pretend we are tougher than we are and get in some peoples faces. It's not necessarily about being the big tough guy, but you have to act that part on occasion. When your a pro athlete you should be able to handle yourself (I am thinking of Girardi, Staal, Boyle). We have big boys who need to realize they are big boys.
happy to see this. putting brian boyle with brad richards and marty st louis sounds like a joke. its like we hit the shuffle button and went with whatever it spit out. at least having some more of the speed av loves so much should help. not to mention some skill. brian boyle is a really good 4th liner, he has no place with st. louis. though i am not sure if richards does either.
@scrangersfan @mando24179 i wouldn't say it doesn't work just because your goaltender couldn't put up on solid game away from home and was horrible in the final. i do think the cup goes through boston though and you do need to have some guts against that team. but the guy is not a chump, he was one luongo away from the cup.
proof that we don't have the guys to play with a guy like st. louis. not about how good an individual players is, its about how well that player fits into any given system. i like st. louis but this was not a well thought out plan at all.
i agree with the sentiment that msl should not be with ritchie. rich should be bought out at the end of the year, he is not doing what hes being paid to do so why worry about keeping these two buddies together. msl needs to not be on the ice with that guy. brad is thinking about msl too much and its obvious.
MAYBE THE DEATH THREATS CAME FROM THE PLAYERS. YOU KNOW INSTEAD OF ACTUALLY KICKING HIS ASS ON THE ICE THEY FIGURED THEY COULD GO AROUND SHANNY THIS WAY.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
that's how real men threaten peoples families. via 120 character posts on twitter.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @johnnyb3910 @Say my Name Gotta say Boomer officially is an idiot. I liked that he was a big Rangers fan and everything, not to many new york broadcasters give the Rangers their due at all, but he is beyond stupid with that comment. Its a game.
@Say my Name agreed. well put. people have become receptacles for entertainment rather then active productive people so when something happens in this world some people see it as THEIR world.
I am pretty sure that the staff at news day is unsure of what the word indefinitely means. I am applying for a job today. In the interview I can drop huge words like journalistic, editorial, and vocabulary. woo hoo.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @AL55S @rjonyr87
he is a bit undersized but he has been impressive. maybe he is looking around and realizing he has a legit shot on the ny rangers and is going the extra mile. he seems confident and decisive which this team needs on the point.
diaz is great. seeing number four move his feet, take shots, and make solid passes is bizarre after the last dude.
nash needs to play like he did in that columbus game. its offensive to think that he is making all that money, and capable of doing what he did to the blue jackets but that it all stems from his personal reasons. you play for the new york rangers. go out there every night and play like its on the line. he plays good games because he is naturally talented and 6'4. but we got him to play great games, and with passion that is what he's capable of. he better be a monster in the playoffs because i am sick of the back and forth effort.
@mlsranger that is an amazing idea, though i am sure the next day the nhl would create a rule about it
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@KevinTheNYRBlog the only issue being that as much as i hate brodeur he arguably the best goaltender in the history of the game. i can't stand him but who really has the last laugh? avery who is dancing his way into obscurity, or a guy who is not only a hall of famer, but a guy who has written the goaltending record book? not a fan but between the two of them brodeur is the only one that will be remembered.
for once i kind like brodeurs dig. that is a sharp as it gets. the did't mention it because avery is irrelevant. he made himself irrelevant and really classless to bring up his personal problems. they asked brodeur about it and he made a joke. take the joke avery. you are one.
i like these lines. lets beat this philly team. id like to see someone shut simmonds up. lets go rangers.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-vs-coyotes-game-73.html
by far my favorite rick nash game so far in blue, but he should be playing like that every night. that is why he is getting paid like he's getting paid. i will be furious if he regresses in NJ.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
wait someone please explain what the hell is happening here??
i have been waiting for even a hint of this man leaving new york. i am not going to get my hopes up, because i am a rangers fan, but i am cautiously excited.
4 months, 1 week ago on Could Sather Retire At End of Season?
@pkh33 i second that motion. look at st. louis. even columbus is in the hunt and he was working with almost nothing there.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @nyr82 if rick nash can't go to the net he should be moved. he is useless taking shot after shot from the outisde tops of the circles. i think it was pretty clear that the coaches for the jets said: it's the rangers, hit them. i can't watch boyle get ragdolled and do nothing about it anymore.
4 months, 1 week ago on Rangers 4, Jets 2
@JoeNYR @rjonyr87 NO but he is the exact sort of player we need
@Say my Name NASH FOR BYUF STRAIGHT UP
@dylonergan once he becomes a ranger he wont be doing that anymore tho. save your safe moulson and don't sign here.
4 months, 1 week ago on The Rangers Aren't Scoring 5-on-5
woah. givegartneracup just pointed out that dubi and artem both have more points than nash and that is mind blowing. what is it about NY? if columbus makes the playoffs and we don't can that be like the official last straw and we bail on sather?
@NYR44 can we buy out him and rich?
@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat @DubiLeetch @Say my Name Patience is one thing this sather guy does not have. He has no vision of what the team should be. He built a tough guy team. The team went to the EC finals. He deconstructed the tough guy team for a faster more offensive team..... in a matter of two years. I like more offense. I like tough guys. I am not saying Sather can't pull off a trade. McD being his best. But he has no vision and no patience. A perfect example is the way he handled the Gabby Torts problem. Trade Gabby. That signaled to me that we'd be keeping Torts. Then the season doesnt end great and he decides to move Torts. Well that is a move that a checkers player makes. Its impulsive. Teach this old guy how to play chess because that's what it takes to construct a team with all its moving pieces.
4 months, 1 week ago on Wild 2, Rangers 1
@DubiLeetch that is what i was trying to say. Obviously callahans skill set and point production is replaceable. in fact in St. Louis we have a guy who should double callys production. my point is when you trade your heart and soul guy and your team captain going into a playoff run you are waving a white flag. and this shit about cally not being a leader is garbage. richards was trying to get his guys going, or something with that comment. i don't think its working because when you are a guy like rich and you talk the talk but go on the ice and can't back it then your message falls on deaf ears.
of course they are professionals and need to get over it but guess what. they are proving that chemistry and team commradiere are important and right now this team has zero identity.
Nash made a beautiful pass directly to a the Wild. The wind is out of the sails. This is what a team looks like when you trade their captain mid post-season push. Cally wanted too much, St. Louis is a better player, totally true, but that doesn't mean shit when you deflate the room like this. You do not go on a run after trading your Captain. In fact I would like to know if a team in any sport has ever won a championship after trading away their captain near the deadline. Anyone have the stats on that? Next year can't come soon enough. Hopefully these guys get to work and stop looking around for the other guy to step up.
4 months, 1 week ago on Radio: Callahan Leaves Door Open For Ranger Return; Richards Takes Shot
4 months, 1 week ago on St. Louis Hasn't Felt Like Himself With Rangers
buy him out. we could get two quality players, or one actual first line centermen. could you imagine st. louis and nash if they had a real centermen. hell, put zucc at the pivot between he two of them. he's been doing a really good mid 00's impersonation of richards passing ability. im fed up with this guy and his contract. thanks glenn.
@Iron Mike the sad thing is no one on our team right now would stand up to cally excepting zucc, and possibly even St. Louis. Boyle would cry because his old friend is mean.
@Iron Mike I am a huge rangers fan but if I could see Ryan Callahan in a Tampa Jersey knock the shit out of Richards in a Rangers jersey I'd be pretty happy about it.
btw st. louis spoke like a vet and a captain after that loss and hes been on the team for a few games. why do i have to watch brassard mumble and look like a rejected teenager at a the high school prom. no balls.
4 months, 1 week ago on Carolina 3, Rangers 1
@Bring back Langdon agree. say what you want about torts and the lower powered offense of the last two years but we had some serious backbone in 11. i like the move for st. louis but with cally gone we mostly have a team of free agents and traded guys from columbus. the identity of this team is really hard to see.
toughness is important in a seven game series. you don't need a ton of it if your team can score but right now. we can't. and right now i think we have so little toughness that it is going to send us home in the first round if we even make it. our flashiest guys right now are two tampa bay players who won it all back when i was 17 and a conccused and spotty rick nash
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs 3, Rangers 2, OT
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers vs. Maple Leafs (Game 63) - Martin St. Louis in the Building
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers Trade Callahan, Picks to Tampa for St. Louis
@johnAMIRANTESrug no one makes a deal to make another team better. they are trying to get what they can for a player who wants out.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Zuccarello's Hand Progressing; Callahan Practices, Doesn't Speak
@Bring back Langdon @rjonyr87 agree
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Decline Callahan's Six-Year, $6.3 Million Per Year Proposal
cally will most likely sign at 6 years 6 million. slightly over paid but still for your captain and a gritty guy on a team full of guys who won't stick up for one another I think its a good deal.
@Bring back Langdon @rjonyr87 @rangermom i was hoping so
@mikegostomski @TheNYRBlog if they win a cup i am sure you will have his jersey
@Bring back Langdon @rangermom saying that gomez was a good contract just because we got mc d is nuts. its hindsight. you do not give anyone a 7 year 51 million dollar contract unless his name is towes, crosby, or the like. and they must be in their prime.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Bruins 6, Rangers 3
@KevinTheNYRBlog @rjonyr87 true. but i am very doubtful that both callahans agent and fat sather are this open booked about negotiations. the way its been reported you'd think these guys are sitting in the room while these talks are going on. seems like smoke.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan's Agent Says Asking Price Is Discount; Two Sides to Meet This Week
@NYRBlueBlog agreed. and even if hank did ask for a day off i say way to be a responsible goaltender and admit when you need help. id rather see a well rested hank for the weekend games then have a tired one on thursday. we have a good backup. lets play in front of him and win one.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Staal Returns to Practice; Talbot to Start vs. Blackhawks; Possible Callup Coming
the americans needed to take some chances and they didn't. the fact is a couple of second chances and the americans would be able to solve price. not enough when it was all on the line. and i agree. cally looked like a captain. parise did nothing.
5 months ago on Lundqvist, Hagelin & Nash Advance to Gold Medal Game; Americans? Not So Much
IF YOU WERE TO SUBTRACT BOTH PLAYERS FROM THIS TEAM RIGHT NOW WE WOULD NOT EVEN SNIFF THE PLAYOFFS. TEAM CAPTAIN AND OUR BEST GRINDER BY FAR, AND A SHUT DOWN GUY WHO LOGS MAJOR MINS? ITS THROWING IN THE WHITE TOWEL IF WE LOSE EM.
5 months ago on Sather Committed to Trading Callahan/Girardi If Not Signed By Trade Deadline
what has anyone seen from G to make them think that this guy is going down the tubes. he had a rough start to the season while adjusting to a new system of play, which could be said of almost every ranger. he is a shut down guy worthy of a decent contract, which he will get.
5 months, 1 week ago on Do the Rangers Need to Exchange "Character" for Skill?
the biggest problem with this article is that you seem to think that every rangers player is on the chopping block. the fact is we are on a very hot roll. to say that we should judge a team based on an average performance is nonsense. these guys are paid very well. if they come out and put up an average performance every night then guess what....they don't have...wait for it...character. if you think that mark messier didn't have that extra piece, that piece that goes just a bit beyond is natural skill and ability you are nuts. its takes character to use those skills under pressure. if you want to win you need guys like cally, and girardi. who are you going to replace g's mins with? do you really think trading a captain while you team if finally geling under a brand new coach with a new system is intelligent hockey. we went the route of buying up skilled players and it did not get us anything. wade redden had a lot of skill. he has the character of dried up playdoh. your evaluation of this team is way off. we have a lot of skilled guys who are finally getting into a groove with this new coach. if you think this team is not a contender, and not talented you have not been watching the hockey they've played the last two months.
yeah that makes zero sense. poliout has been an up and down player. there is a reason he has yet to find a real home in this league. on the other hand cally is a gutsy puts it on the line every night leader of this team. if we weren't looking so good right now, and poliout wasn't playing his best id try to get something for him while his trade value is higher, because if the player he normally is comes back his value is almost nothing.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers 4, Penguins 3, SO
agree. and i vote biron. hes great. micheletti is a goofball. i miss jd.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers @ Penguins (Game 59)
love that scrum. such a dive, what a bum. he is a great hockey player but he is cheap as hell. throwing his head back from a trip? not even a good actor.
agree. this is all nonsense. hes trying to report on something when so far there is nothing to report on
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Callahan Suitors Narrow; No Progress With Girardi
you don't think cally will ever score more then 20 again? i think thats going a bit far. hes had two seasons now with injury and that has lead to less goals but the idea that we wont get there again is nuts. why even back him with a 5 year 4 million then? hes a good leader, and he will put up twenty goals, mostly every season
Girardi is about as vauluable of a guy as we have on this club he is a shut down guy who play a ton of mins. he is not replaceable right now at all.
not many better, rip. what a loss.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Most Memorable Scenes
They are going to find a way to keep cally. He is too important to this team and they are going to well right now to break it up. Also Melrose is one of the worst in the biz. He's a joke. And lets cut the this is a business decision and we need to look at it like a business. Sather and Dolan have been doing that for a long time, doing anything and everything to sign aging superstars. What cally brings to this specific team is not replaceable. He's grown into a captain team and has instant respect from every teammate. If we can win one before the inevitable 6 year contract is up I don't care. One cup is worth paying an old man too much.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers 5, Avalanche 1
We are gonna sign em both. This guy absolutely is not worth either cally or giradi.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Gathering Intel on Stewart
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers 2, Islanders 1
IF HE WAS PAID LIKE A SECOND LINER ID TAKE HIM ALL DAY. HE STILL HAS TOP GRADE VISION AND PASSING ABILITY. CLEARLY JOHN TAVARES IS WAY BETTER THEN HIM BUT IF YOU THINK THAT TAVARES WON'T GET PAID HIS MONEY, AND THAT IT WON'T BE MORE THAN WHAT RICHARDS MAKES THEN YOU DON'T KNOW BUSINESS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT WE SHOULDN'T BE ARGUING. BECAUSE IT IS GLENN SATHER THAT DOESN'T UNDERSTAND BUSINESS. RICHARDS IS A GOOD PLAYER WHO WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CUT BECAUSE HE IS BEING PAID LIKE A SUPERSTAR
AINT GONNA HAPPEN
have any of the contract rumors been correct so far ? they are not trading the captain in the first season with a new coach right when this team seems to be gelling and gaining some consistency. they will sign ryan callahan. i am broke this week so if anyone wants to take wagers on that fact let me know.
it was the sun I am sure that made the ice difficult. Its going to get choppy when you have direct sunlight on it. My guess is that tonight will be much better
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Need To Take Advantage of Yankee Stadium Experience
this is negotiation. they are not going to come out with demands that are less, or even equal to what they will take. they are coming in high. no worries.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan/Girardi Seeking 7-Year Contracts as Sather Gauges Interest
also. of course they are asking for that. who wouldn't. you never start low, especially with sather. they are going high, and they will meet in the middle.
i say let em float. when they look back at the end of the season and consider the stadium series, and the seriousness of this organization, the new coach, the more offensive style, and then they think about who is going to give them the money the want...teams like buffalo, they are going to lower there asking prices to stay in new york. ryan callahan is the captain of the new york rangers. you don't walk away from that like its nothing.
how do you is richards a third liner? he is leading the team in points. i agree his contract is shit but he is not a third line player at all. defending callahan all i have to say is that until this year he has not been a third liner either. hes the captain, hes a fan favorite and this is dolan/sather we are talking about. they are going to sign him smart or not. for what he is, and what 6 mil will be to the cap in three years its not all that awful. girardi i can take or leave but cally is staying.
Cally will get 6 per at 6 years. G will get 5.5, at 5 years. My best guess.
this is all about the years. give em 5.
tablot has one of the best seats in the house. sure it would be great for him personally to play, but this is what is best for the team. i am sure the kid will enjoy it on the bench.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Lundqvist to Start vs. Islanders at Yankee Stadium
ALSO. NOTE THAT HANKS PADS ARE APPEAR TO BE LARGER FOR THE OLYMPICS. ARE THE SIZE RESTRICTIONS DIFFERENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PLAY?
6 months ago on Lundqvist Back at Practice With Pinstriped Pads; Will Start Tonight & Both Yankee Stadium Games
no way man. no professional would not want to play. you play to win. not so cam talbot can say oh boy i got to play outside. these guys are professionals.
why would a starting goalie give up a game to his backup. its not about having fun outside. hes a competitor and he wants to play every game. not to mention i am pretty sure the coach makes those calls. i want a goalie who wants and is hungry for every single game. and hank is that guy. people turn on you very fast in new york. hank started out stuttering a little bit this season and people have been all over his shit. hes a top goalie and hes regained his form. and he is going to get paid. he could have asked for more and gotten in elsewhere but he chose to stay. lgr.
SO GLAD HE IS OUT OF HERE. THAT SAID, IT WOULDN'T SURPRISE ME IF HE TURNS HIS SHIT AROUND IN NASHVILLE AND STARTS BEING A MORE RELIABLE, AND YES, OFFENSIVE D-MAN.
6 months ago on So Who is Kevin Klein?
also right now Stepan is a secondary player. Because he had a season where he was a major factor doesn't mean that is what he is. He is no veteran that a coach should have a hard time sitting. he's a kid.
6 months, 1 week ago on Why Not Jump Start Stepan With A Healthy Scratch?
SIT HIM. I am sorry but for a guy Richards age I almost understood the idea that because he missed camp he was underprepared, and not in game shape. HOWEVER. I do believe that Stepan is only 22 years old. Not only should that not be an excuse, but as an athlete if you are holding out and missing training camp because of contract negotiations it is your personal responsibility to make sure that you are in as good, or even better shape then if you had been at that camp. Yes mentally not being involved is a big deal, but these guys are professionals. If you are arguing for more money you should be in tip top condition to help make the point that you deserve the cash. Maybe our expectations of Stepan are slightly elevated? He has realistically had one very good season. I hope he is the star we are hoping for but he has looked lazy and not very aggressive at all out there.
6 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Telling Teams They're Not Moving Girardi; Callahan Could Be Traded
Messier would be a far better option. He knows this organization. And until Glen Sather put it in his head that he could be the coach, and then didn't give him the job (not that he should have) it seemed like Mess might be the next guy. Having said that I would take Kevin over Glen. Or why not me? Or Torts? He has a history here ;)Glen Sather may be able to make a trade, and sign big names. But big names want to come to NY. The draw isn't Glen. Its the building, and the team, and the history. #ANYONEBUTGLEN
6 months, 1 week ago on Gretzky As Next Rangers GM?
Both will be back. Though I would much rather see Girardi go at this point than Cally. Callahan will be paid because he is a fan favorite, not to mention that he is one of the hardest working guys we have. Yes he is a bit injury prone but my guess is that in this new system he will break less bones. I understand that he will still play his game and that does put him at risk but in a more offensive system he is less at risk. You don't trade away your 27/28 year old captain when he is a reliable workhorse with a chip on his shoulder. The guy is too valuable. And while I do admit Girardi has had his first setback as far as this season goes, he is a good solid, shut down guy. Who do you think we are going to replace a guy like that with? Why do you think McD has the opportunity to spring into the play whenever he feels like it? Because Girardi is covering. I think he will turn it around. Knee-jerk Sather needs to cool his shit and let this team have a chance to gel.
The biggest problem with this win, and I am very happy that it is a win, is that we took 40+ shots and could only put 1 in. When you take 48 shots your goaltender should not have to be your number one star. This team needs to focus more on quality shots. I would be very interested to see how many Rangers shots are taken from the out side portion of the circles. Too many bad angle shots, or opportunities that would have been goals had we been crashing the net. All that aside, its nice to see them win a tight one, score late, and show some battle. It was non-existent at the beginning of the season, but that feeling that we can win any given game is starting to return.
6 months, 1 week ago on Rangers 1, Red Wings 0
Girardi is not going anywhere. Have you watched the Rangers over the last two years. G is a big part of this team, after Staal's eye injury id say G is the most important D man we have.
1 year ago on Rangers With Just $11.1 Million Under Cap