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is (was) obviously talented as hell and the
best to ever do the job, nobody can argue that. But he has a well-earned
reputation as a cry baby who lacks the grace & class of the other
greats to play the game. Way too often he blames conditions, other players etc
rather than shoulder the blame for poor performances himself. Add in the way he
flops around on the ice any time an opponent comes near him and it’s like
watching all the fake injuries in a soccer game – it’s disgusting. Hockey players
are known for having class and sportsmanship in a way that most other pro
sports athletes don’t, and you expect even more from the best in the game.
Sadly Marty comes up wildly short in that category.
1 month, 1 week ago on Brodeur Cries About Ice After Being Pulled at Yankee Stadium
Oh fun, another useless logo variation.
Interesting to see the Devils' version is a throw back to their red/green color scheme though. Maybe to tie into the holidays? Too bad they didn't use a throwback Mighty Ducks logo too!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Yankee Stadium Tickets Go on Sale Nov. 21st
@PharmerBern I get what you're saying, but at some point you need to balance quality of the game over just creating scoring opportunities. From my perspective, a 5 on 3 created by an over the glass delay of game on the PK is a cheap reason to trade in quality hockey for more scoring.
9 months ago on Visors to be Grandfathered in Next Season, Other Rule Changes Proposed
I've never loved the over the glass delay of game, but I don't hate it either. The one thing I've said since the day they put it into place though is that it should be waived off when on the PK like icing. There's nothing worse than a 5 on 3 resulting because somebody tried to clear it down the ice & shot it over the boards.
@Josh6 Hopefully that number goes up to 10 after this series!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Kreider Given Maintenance Day; McD on Power Play; Same Line-up Likely
Glad to see them avoid the sweep but definitely not entertaining any thoughts of them stealing the series. B's barely showed up tonight and we still needed OT to pull off the win. Would be total Ranger style to win on Saturday though - suck everyone right back in and then lose in heart-breaking fashion in game 6. Masochists - every one of us!
Need to disagree with your Richards in for Zuccarello point though @KevinDeLury. I'm actually dumbfounded that you'd even suggest it. Zuc may not be putting up points but he's given 1000% effort. Up in Chara's face (with a step stool) regularly and just giving it his all every shift. Richards looks like he gave up on the season in March. Disgraceful. Right now I'd trade Richards for a Malik, Poti, Rozsival package (and soon to be Del Zotto....). Zuc is at least trying to spark the team with his play, not drag them down with his uselessness.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers 4, Bruins 3, OT
I love Hags watching the game on the scoreboard instead of the ice. Too funny.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on The Torts Fist Pump!
Sucks big time, but not surprising. And at the end of the day, for most of the actual die-hards who are in the upper level, it'll only work out to a few extra bucks per ticket. That adds up across multiple tickets for multiple games, but with what you're already paying it's really just a drop in the bucket.
If you sign up to get kicked in the junk, can't be too mad when they wear steel-toed boots...
12 months ago on Rangers Season Tickets to Increase Next Year
@hank4president I believe it's the difference of his six game streak being 6 consecutive Rangers games, but the 10 point streak being for 10 consecutive games that he's actually played in. So the 10 game streak was broken by his missing 4 games with injury.
12 months ago on Rangers 4, Capitals 1
@slapshot13j @KevinDeLury @AnnoyingJoe He's a little banged up
1 year ago on Staal Not Taken to Hospital After Puck to Eye Area
Having a game (or a few) without Richards actually makes me happy. I obviously hate that's it's under these circumstances and he has played better the past two games, but as we all know, he hasn't brought much to the table this year. Hopefully this is nothing serious and he'll only sit for a game or two and if so I think it would be beneficial for him to just sit back and observe. Maybe that will finally cure him of his uncertainty with the puck, turnovers at the point & blind centering passes to the other team...
1 year ago on Zuccarello's KHL Season Ends
There were a TON of fights last night. Very weird for a non-rivalry game on a Tuesday night... There was some trash Devils fan a few rows in front of me who wound up trying to fight 2 rows of section 213... couldn't get the camera out fast enough for the fight but got his classy exit from the arena: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj1dC-bXSQE&feature=youtu.be
1 year ago on Gotten So Bad at MSG, Rangers Fans Beating Each Other Up for Entertainment
It was hard to get excited at any point during the Habs game. The product on the ice was boring as hell and tough to sit through. Energy is a cycle...the team needs to give the crowd at least something to buzz about and as the buzz grows, the team feeds off it, which gets the crowd more excited, etc. There was just nothing there on Tuesday.
@RyanMC is absolutely right about the suits. From my seats at the tippy top of 213, my lady & I laugh every game at the sea of "other" blue shirts that sit in the first section behind the glass across the ice from us. The button down business shirts that disappear for the first 5 minutes of every period as they hang out in their underground suites. Just awful.
Tuesday was also surprisingly full of the obnoxious drunk "Ranger fans" that make coming to games increasingly more frustrating. We had a group behind us that distracted me for the entire game - the type of frat-boy dbags that think drunk, loud & obnoxious = funny. With the Garden so quiet I just had those guys in my ears the whole game which ruined any enjoyment I could have gotten out of the game.
1 year ago on Video: Torts, Rangers Talk Getting Better for Senators
I totally buy the "trying too hard" thinking. Although I think it's more a case of "thinking too much." I said this after the last Tampa game as well, but Richards has just been holding onto pucks too long and passing up open shot/passing lanes because of it. He always seems to skip an opportunity to do something good with the puck and then a defender gets on top of him, he panics and it forces him to make a poor decision. Lately that's been resulting in a turnover or just pulling himself or a teammate out of position. Obviously especially noticeable on the powerplay.
I think he's good enough that he'll come back around soon but for now it's just painful to watch and has cost us a LOT of good opportunities. If he plays like this again on Sunday, I'd honestly love to see him scratched against the Habs. It'll never happen but I think he's been hurting us more than helping so far.
1 year ago on So What's Up With Richards?
A few comments based on what I saw tonight and a little reaction to other posts today:
Eminger: I've always liked him and was happy to see him in the lineup tonight, but he was awful. Couple big giveaways that easily could have turned into bad news
Nash: Nuts to suggest he's not strong on his skates. He's tried the same move one too many times and teams are catching on (kinda like the Rangers' long tip pass from behind their own net that worked through the first few games...), but the dude is manhandling opponents by simply out-muscling them on his skates
Lundqvist: Made some huge saves tonight, always good to see him back in true Hank form but for the love of god would someone please teach this guy how to handle the puck or to just leave it alone?? It's never been his strength but it came real close to costing the Rangers 3 or 4 different times tonight.
Halpern & Stralman: LOVING these guys right now. Stralman did nothing for me last year & I knew nothing about Halpern coming into the season but to me they look like they're giving the blue-collar, bust your ass effort that Prust & Boyle (the real Boyle, not this year's version) used to contribute that helped give the team an identity. Still too early to tell with Powe but I like what I've seen so far, especially on the SH pressure tonight. And seeing the number 8 back out there is nice too...
Richards: I know he had a decent game tonight and was a big part of the big o-zone pressure shift that led to Gabby's goal, but he's killing me this year. Almost seems like he's not playing with enough confidence or something. I think he's passed up more open shots than anyone on the team (and that's saying a lot on this team), and he seems to get himself into "panic" situations where he holds the puck too long and leaves himself with nowhere to go with it. Just fire them in dude, rebounds and dirty goals are what the team needs to start getting on the board.
1 year ago on Rangers 4, Islanders 1
@slapshot13j 100% agree. He's been passing up open shots left & right and making a lot of questionable decisions with the puck, especially on the PP. Very frustrating to watch lately.
1 year ago on Torts: Kreider & Miller Going to Take Some People's Jobs
He may have a lot of offensive talent but if he doesn't learn how to keep the damn puck in at the blue line this year then I'm done with him. I've never seen a guy lose so many offensive pressure situations by letting the puck slip past him...it's unbelievable.
1 year, 1 month ago on Redden to Be Asked to Stay Home; Del Zotto Trade Rumors Not True
Ughh... I specifically scheduled my wedding for July to make sure I DIDN'T miss a cup run. Can we stick with the shortened season? Please??
1 year, 4 months ago on NHL Makes 50/50 Offer
This Seth dude is pretty clueluess. Duguay has been out to pump up the crowd a few times before games. Nothing to do with the Devils, the dude just has a bit of charisma to him. And 15% Devils fans in the crowd?? I was there and I'd put it closer to maybe 5%....
But Kev, dead on about the "Mickey Mouse" stuff at the Garden. The streamers/fireworks were bad enough (although I've gone nuts every time they fire them off), but the fog machines the put in yesterday are wayyy too much.
1 year, 9 months ago on Game 1 Recap on Spreecast at 1:30 p.m. | May
Now 12 hours a day of poker on the other hand....
1 year, 10 months ago on ESPN exec says hockey "doesn't transfer to a national discussion" | May