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Hank is fine. There will never be a controversy. Don't forget about the olympics this year, either. Get Hank as MUCH REST AS POSSIBLE. Despite the fact he needs to play to be sharp, let him sit a whole bunch. If anything, he'll just get fired up. The best Lundqvist is an angry lundqvist, Belive That.
1 week ago on Vigneault Won't Commit to Lundqvist Starting on Monday
Jaromir Jagr, Henrik Lundqvist and Tom Renney brought us out of the Dark Ages. The years of Hugh Jessiman, Jamie Lundmark, Peter Prucha and Dan Blackburn (such a shame) were dark times, indeed. But Jagr was a fucking animal and set Rangers single season records. Also don't forget to give a bunch of credit to Gordie Clark and Jim Schoenfeld. I'd agreed that Torts is 100% a continuation of the progress and the next step in development. I think you're right that Torts left things off better than Renney did, but he didn't do it all by himself. Renney set the table.We can only hope AV takes their lead and keeps it moving.
1 week ago on A Thank You To John Tortorella
@Bob Giammarco Agreed
@JoshKaye @AG_Blue Yeah you nailed it. Brassard and Hags wasted on the 3rd. But, If they can figure it out together, it makes the Rangers that much deeper.I agree on Pyatt vs Pouliot. Both offer different things. Let them battle for the 13th forward and get Miller to Hartford.
2 weeks ago on Pyatt Joins Team in Tampa; Will Miller Be Assigned to Hartford?
@AG_Blue @JoshKaye You're not crazy. Bickel love is crazy.Ever since Ryan Carter broke his face, he hasn't been the same. I hate to say it, but he's an AHL guy. At least for the Rangers he belongs in the wolfpack.
The answer is obviously don't change anything and send MIller down when Pyatt is healthy. Pouilot and Pyatt have to stay with the big club. We know what Pyatt offers (annoyingly useful), but what about Pouilot? he's a curious case...
He seems like a skilled perimeter guy. He has a bunch of speed and plays a little chippy. When he has space and/or speed, he seems great. When he is in tight he loses the puck all the time. This is a guy stuck on a 3rd/4th line role with a 2nd/1st line skill-set. He's tall and fast. He's got hands. He can shoot.He can't finish. Just flat-out cannot score consistently at this level. What the hell do you do with a Top 6 forward that can't score?
@KreiderisTheChosenOne This is really the only move for DZ that makes sense. Del Zotto is a good 3rd pair guy. On a team with less D depth, he would be top 4. Rangers have struggled with D depth. We have it one year and it's gone the next. Let's not be in such a rush to trade DZ.
2 weeks ago on Rumors: More Del Zotto; No Interest in Havlat; Valuing Neil
@MiddleSwine This is the main issue. Hank reminds me of Beezer a little bit. Make incredible saves all night and then miss one or two simple ones.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Moore Headed to Press Box?
Let AV coach. Accountability is good. You make too many mistakes, you sit and watch. End of discussion. Moore and Pouliot have made the most mistakes recently, so they are getting ready to sit in the press box. Makes perfect sense to me.For the record, I couldn't care less about MDZ. Stay and be a bottom pair D-man or get traded for similar value.
@cb1 @Kevin DeLury Stralman's gonna be fine. We do need a solid 6th though. Falk isn't cutting it and the Undertaker is for sure not ready yet. I think Allen is a contract/salary issue. Trading DZ for less salary might help that. though.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Del Zotto Trade a Possibility?
Put my boy Zucc anywhere. He'll serve up gems from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th line. DON'T MATTER. The difference is, do you want to waste those beauty passes on Dorsett?
Maybe... Just maybe... put Zucc with Nasher. NOW WE'RE TALKIN!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Zuccarello to be Bumped Out of Top Six Upon Nash Return
@AveryYesBettmanNo Dudes got great vision. He is just dropping gems all over the ice. The dude just serves fresh sauce, all day. I'm pretty sure he played soccer too. I remember reading a story where he had to choose between playing for the Norwegian soccer and hockey teams (the tryouts conflicted). I think he made the right choice
1 month ago on How About That Pass From Zuccarello?
I dare someone to tell me Zucc doesn't belong in the top 6.
Anyone else see him say "I'm fine" on the bench right after he got hit? If you look at the video, you can see him say something. It looks like he's telling the guys "i'm fine". Fast forward about 5 minutes and hes in the quiet room. 2 days later, he's out long term... Shit sucks
1 month ago on "Status Quo" on Nash
What do you guys think about Pyatt on the top line? I really feel like our top line could use some slow, methodical board work. It just seems like they are too sharp and quick out there. Like maybe they could benefit from slower, sloppier play? All this productive, possession hockey will be bad for their confidence. I think Pyatt can help humble that line, keep them grounded. Hockey is a high-paced game, I understand that, but sometimes the guys needs to slow it down a bit, ya know? Like maybe put Pyatt with Hags and Kreider? Not only will that line have 3 wingers, but then maybe Hags and Kreids can get some rest during the game? They could take a quick 10-15 second nap in the neutral zone while pyatt turns it over. Once he gets the puck back and chips it out, they will be refreshed and can finish the shift with enegery. Just a thought.
(I tried way too hard with that joke. PS Fuck Pyatt - Free Miller)
1 month ago on Callahan Returns Tonight vs. Ducks; Miller Scratched
@Wallace1 @KreiderisTheChosenOne @brian2686 Yeah I actually prefer Zucc up top and Cally on the 3rd.Playing against worse competition (lower lines) would help Cally too. Hard to not give the Captain 20 mins of ice time though. Dudes a beast
1 month, 1 week ago on Teammates Impressed With Kreider
@KreiderisTheChosenOne @brian2686 Nash is probably going to be out all season. But if he's not Zucc is fine on the 3rd line.
Zucc-Brassard-PouliotBoyle-Moore-Dorsett-Miller Although Miller has a higher ceiling, i think Zucc is the better player right now. You're right that Zucc doesn't belong on the 4th line. He can't generate much on his own (he's a setup guy). But Miller can create on his own. Plus hes a fucking brat. You don't always need big bodies with no skill on the 4th line. You can put a young guy like miller out there and let him run. As long as Pyatt is in the press box and Zucc is on the ice, I'm a happy guy
"when he does gets pucks, he’s getting the puck to Zucc and Zucc
is making plays. I don’t know how many times tonight Zucc makes a big
pass that really breaks down the defense and it allows us to get those
chances in tight. Those are the two big keys to our success." - Derek StepanNow can everyone shut the fuck up about how Zucc doesn't deserve a roster spot and how he's too small and gets pushed around. How zucc doesn't belong in the NHL. How Zucc wouldn't even make the roster on other teams. How Zucc won't score any goals??? He is flat out the best passer on this team. DEAL WITH IT. Stepan can't even count how many slick passes he makes that breaks down the D. He has done this in practically every game I've watched him play in for the Rangers. The difference is that now those passes are being caught and turned into shots. Zucc won't score 30 or 40 goals and he won't get a gordie howe hat trick. Regardless, he is a top talent on this team. Just wait until he gets even more comfortable.
Hombre can't fight if he ain't on the ice, knowwhatimsayin?
1 month, 1 week ago on Mashinter Takes on Heavyweight McCormick
The ingredients are secret.
1 month, 1 week ago on Zuccarello Talks About His Mom Making Meatloaf & Putting Out His Clothes