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The cast offs, could of a beens and who would of believed while lacking toughness  produce a 2nd place, playoffs, most road wins, balanced scoring, terrific goal tending and solid D and Gary Coleman's old friend believes they have a chance at the Cup and who wants to argue with him and chance getting speared.

Like Fast and hope he can wheel old man Richie around in the playoffs and get him to right place to score. I think the D stepped up in superman's absence and the grit Girardi showed last night I hope is what saved for the playoffs. MSL gets hot now it could be scary and Nash is Nash but if keeps getting game winning goals it only means one thing. And what else say about  Zuccarello, Bassard and Pouliot, did some one call them the Cruise Line?

  I am still confused over the Miller thing, with his AHL stats and if scored at the same pace while playing a whole season he could possibly be the leading scorer in AHL, I hope what ever he did on or off the ice to piss off AV he can correct.

6 days, 17 hours ago on

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Canucks owner threatens legal action after papers suggest he was behind Tortorella hire

 Writer at NBC's ProHockeyTalk

Jason Brough

 "To be fair, I'd probably take legal action too if somebody accused me of hiring the coach who was responsible for the Canucks this season."

1 week, 1 day ago on

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@Say my Name I know if the Rangers go all the way and win the cup there's got to be still something wrong with this team  ............

1 week, 2 days ago on

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@stevmore @DaveFLEven so whatever the problems are this is kid you want to develop and is still a kid, you challenge him personally. Is he such problem you have challenge him in the press. It just doesn't make any sense to me.

1 week, 6 days ago on

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I am curious about about Miller. AV ripped 21yr kid publicly "He just hasn’t earned the right to be at this level on a regular basis,” Vigneault said before the Rangers’ 3-2 shootout defeat to the Avalanche on Thursday night. “He needs to show more commitment on the ice and off. Until he does that, he hasn’t earned the right.”

  What is up with that? I mean the kid tried to pick the corners and it kicked out the other way, what Ranger forward hasn't done that this year and matter of fact I commented on why these guys don't shoot the puck at the pads more though one can't argue with Stepan's goal and maybe the kid might not of shut down somebody on the back check, I guess it alright when one of 6 or 7 million dollar guys doesn't back check and costs games.

   AV seemed pretty patient with guys, many getting a shot or second chance this year and it has paid off. I think Miller is talented and deserved more of chance, but it sounds like some other stuff is going on here"On and off the ice" or maybe I am reading to much into it

1 week, 6 days ago on

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@gravey94 The question that keeps coming back to me was Torts playing a style because of type of players he had or was he really a detriment in the long run?

2 weeks, 3 days ago on

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@Skate31I agree, If you are going to bring the Kid up to play, play him, build his confidence, coach him. I think he has the tools, he goes to the dirty areas, hits. moves the puck well and sure shoots anytime he can albeit like a lot of the guys trying to pick corners. 

 That being said on I wish the Rangers in general would just shoot low on the pads more often i.e. the overtime  goal the other night. What is the worst that can happen, a face off, the best big rebound. When picking corners it just seems more often then not missing and then just going the other way.


2 weeks, 5 days ago on

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Please correct me if I am wrong but weren't the Lightening in a playoff spot or even at the top of the division with Marty most of the season minus Stamkos and Callahan,

   I liked Callahan since day one and who didn't but it looks like Marty is one who wanted to be here with the Rangers.

  

2 weeks, 6 days ago on

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@Say my Name @gravey94How about the 2 fat faces from the Bruins and the Flyers in between periods, its looks like they're getting a prostate exam if they have to say something nice about the Rangers. I can't even look at them. 

3 weeks ago on

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It is funny I look around the league and see teams supposedly built to win with size, speed, grit, draft picks or a drafted superstar and etc etc..... and then I look at the Rangers and I see literally a bunch of castoffs, castaways or players not believed in and here they are in 2nd place in the division now. And what disturbed me in the beginning of the season is really starting to appeal to me as characteristic of a team.

Superman and I mean superman he is everywhere discarded by the Montreal. a little guy from Norway, another little guy a hall of fame guy disrespected by his gm, top goalie overlooked in the draft, a terrific backup from the only D1 school in south,  Top D-man not even drafted ,  a #1 pick last years coach gave up on, a group of #1 picks given up on including Nash and Boyle who maybe the biggest wingspan pk duo since the  Samuelssons,  a cup MVP who counldn't even skate last year, a 4th line center out hockey a year, a coach who almost won a cup and discarded for maybe a crazy man. A defenseman without 100% vision and couple of other castoffs at d.

   Who would of thought this was a recipe for winning but if these castaways believe they have something to prove like Zuccarello did from day one and come together like they did the last few games for a run this could be interesting. 

   

3 weeks, 2 days ago on

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What happened to the Sens they use be such tough team to play against or is it one can hope that it was the Rangers play.

I have liked the way AV kept lines together to build chemistry but personally i am not to big on the Zuccarello, MSL and Brassard line. I  see Zuccarello and MSL as similar but not complementary and really no net presence and little bit scary without the puck in their own end and someone can correct me but seemed liked most of goals were scored on accidental line combinations..... Ah maybe time will tell but I'm not feeling it.

   Speaking of lines I think that was the first night in awhile the 4th line really didn't hold up their end 

   Stralman should have taken the 3 million when he had the chance but on the other hand when J moore is on he is a lot fun to watch


  I am sure Nash would have liked him to have been able to play in last years playoffs or be around this season, see below:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA_YT5sH98o

4 weeks, 1 day ago on

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@DubiLeetch @Say my NameCorrect me if i am wrong but mostly homegrown players outside Chara you mentioned including Crobsy, Malkin and Ovi and sighed young. I don't envision that with that Ranger draft history

1 month ago on Wild 2, Rangers 1

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@DubiLeetch Yes little nasty in front of the net and a Lucic type up front to get around Lucic  is not much to ask for and you still could have a speed game which i enjoy, but that is wish for next season but now if these guys can't up their game with what they have next season won't be here soon enough

1 month ago on Wild 2, Rangers 1

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I have been one for awhile to call for a sheriff with talent for this team and my hopes were dashed at the deadline but my issue right now is that since the break they barely can make a good pass. I don't know if it was to many margaritas at the break or Callahan leaving or that teams with the race to the playoffs are tightening up and forcing the sloppy play but it unbelievable considering how well they were moving the puck before the break.

I never though of Nash as the second coming of Adam Oates but WTF...can he make a pass, Stepan can he not to be to cute with the puck, Richards maybe with St Louis back is having torts flashbacks and thinking it's last season. What happen to the super Stall before the break, I know he has been left out to dry by a shitty backcheck but  WTF is he hurt or what? and on and on.

 To me Zuccarello and Mcdonagh are the only consistent players this season game in and game out but if the rest of these guys can't clean up their play....well

  

  

1 month ago on Wild 2, Rangers 1

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