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@Bleed_the_freak So totally agree with this. How about having Boyle and MSL on the ice for the last 25 seconds of the game. Probably Our 2 worst defensive players, And then there is the combination of our 4th line with our 3rd pair D on the ice for the end of a period. Totally baffling coaching decisions.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Mike Burns1 Can't keep both. Talbot is a UFA after next season. He either gets traded around draft time or at some point after. He is a hot commodity now. We can get some good value for him. How about Talbot and Boyle for Eberle???
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@BobDunne That's OK. Even if he was playing you probably wouldn't notice him. He is the invisable man.
@Gianni74 They need to shoot the freakin puck and get some dirty goals. I know it's tough when at least 3 out of the 5 guys on the PP are always looking to pass first.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-2-islanders-1-2.html
@GiveGartneraCup @Rangers_54 That's what I saw on another blog i read.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@GiveGartneraCup I think you and AV think alike. Looks like that will be the 4th line tonight. (Shep, Moore, Fast).
@wherewasi THE Kreider is a monster. I don't think he has realized how strong he is yet.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Craptin McDonqvist Agree with you to a certain extent. However, Talbot has been terrible the last 2 games in handling the puck. From making real bad passes to not being able to cover the puck in his crease area. His mishandles have directly resulted in probably 4 goals against.
5myn for 5 years is an excellent deal for both parties. Zucc is like the heart and should of this team. Probably has the biggest balls. He is part of the core of this Ranger team. If we can pay Staal taht kind of $$$ then Zucc is for sure worth it.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/report-no-trade-coming-for-zuccarello.html
@G @JoeSmith So totally agree. They need to replace the Empty Glass and Step_on_ur neck. Both are defensive liabilities. Without a solid 4th line there is no way we go as deep.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rumored-nyr-trade-target-off-the-board.html
@rangermom Yes me too. I miss his post game interviews. LOL
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@KevinMccarthy @Rangers_54 Yes he did. That's why he is now wearing a suit rather than goalie pads
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/ny-post-lundqvist-out-for-at-least-a-month.html
Hey isn't Marty looking for a goaltending gig. Hat a perfect ending to his career. A Stanley Cup with the Rangers.....
@ATCRyan @Rangers_54 I was kinda thinking the same thing. Either that or he is playing outside himself trying to do too much as the captain.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Just one question. What the Eff is wrong with Mcdonagh??? This is not the same player we have become accustomed to watching. Way too many turnovers and constantly out of position.
Do you think we could trade EMPTY Glass and Boyle on my ass for a bag of pucks.
@J_CKfor30 I so totally agree with you. Miller needs to be put in a situation where his offensive skills are used to the fullest and he can develop his game. Playing on the 4th line with EMPTY Glass and D. Moore does nothing for his development. I think Zucc can use a game or 2 in the press box along with some of the other veterans who have been under performing. Can anyone say MSL. If he is not turning the puck over he is tripping over it lately. I still don't see what AV sees in Stempniak. He is terrible defensively.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@nasoov I would keep Zucc over MSL. MSL is a defensive liability. Zucc is a 2 way player who has the best part of his career ahead of him. IMHO.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@supermaz with Staal signed now. I think the top priority is Stepan with Zucc a close second.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Picaz77 As opposed to 1.5 million for nothing but a -12 rating???? As I said before, EMPTY Glass is this years version of Taylor Pyatt. Hopefully AV wakes up soon and gets rid of his ass.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Picaz77 Yes your mistake again. Dan Boyle has 2 goals and 3 assists in only 18 games. EMPTY Glass has 1 Assist in like 29 games. Plus he is a defense-man. Boyle actually has 5 X more points than EMPTY Glass.
@Picaz77 Empty Glass was by no means the reason for the loss last night. The rest of the team did not play up to their capabilities. That is the reason they lost. The story with Empty Glass is that he is NOT CAPABLE. By the way Empty Glass has ZERO goals this year. The only thing Empty Glass leads the Rangers in is having the worst +/- rating on the team.
@MikeBlue The difference between Empty Glass and Prust is that Prust can play hockey. End of Story...
Empty Glass is this years Taylor Pyatt. Hopefully AV wakes up soon and realizes that Empty Glass is a useless piece of crap. He is taking time away from a number of players who are way more skillful. I for one would enjoy seeing a 4th line of D. Mppre, Fast and Stempniak. Gotta have JT playing with more offensive type players.
@johnnyb3910 Edmonton way overpaid for him. He is not a 5 million dollar player. He would have been stupid to pass up that big pay check. I don't think the Rangers would have offered more than 2 myn per for a couple of years. IMHO
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@wjl Don't forget that he probably has 80% of his shots blocked. Would much rather have Stralman
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I thought Hank was terrible last night. He was out of position on 3 of the goals. He totally misplayed the shots and his angles were horrible. This might have been the worst game I have seen him play this year. This was a game we easily could have won with decent goaltending. Me for one am tired of cutting Hank any slack. He is earning 8 myn a year (well not really earning it) and is not playing up to his potential. You can say all you want about him being a big game / playoff goalie but in order to do that he has to back this team now in order to make the playoffs. He has constantly been outplayed by inferior goalies all year. Time to sit his ass for a handful of games.
Unfortunately could not watch the game as my Direct TV was out of commission because of the snow. Sounds like I didn't miss much. Neill your last comment about Stall on Callahan for most of the game explains WHY he probably scored 2 from right in front. Staal can not defend in front of the net. He is too timid and soft. he NEVER clear the front always choosing to stick check and finesse the puck away. Just my opinion.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Great all around team effort last night. Back to back complete 3 period games by this team make them look impressive.
The only negative thing I can say about last nights win was that Micheletti was back in the broadcast booth. And man did he suck again. He is god awful. Everything the Rangers do is exquisite. (I actually believe he used that word last night.)
Bring back Maloney.
@EHBIGAPPLE @Rangers_54 I don't think the coaches emotions or his lack of yelling and / or screaming have anything to do with the teams lack of compete. These are professional athletes who are being paid a ton of money to compete at this level. IMO a coach is there to teach, communicate and tweak things as he sees fit. Granted he could send a message by sitting a few of his underachieving stars in the press box for a game or two. I think that would be enough to get his message across. Look at where all the ranting and raving has gotten Torts.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@NJRangers81 @scrangersfan Not true. Maloney does radio and is a plaesure to listen to whenever I can not watch the game. He is very honest about the team and calls the play by paly exactly as it should be call. Michelletti is very insulting to all fans who even have a basic understanding of the game. We know what we are seeing on the ice. Crap is crap no matter how you try and package it.
Neill. Great commentary about Maloney. I really enjoy listening to him. He calls it like it is. No sugar coating, No stupid hype. Just the facts. I really wish they would replace Michelletti. I can't stomach listening to him and his the Rangers can't do anything wrong BS. It is insulting to everyone who even has a slight understanding of the game. As far as this team goes they better get their shit together real soon. The best thing I can say about this team is that they are consistently inconsistant. It appears on most nights that this team has no heart or compete level in them with the exception of a few players. Hank has been mediocre at best. He is constantly being outplayed by less talented goalies.
I don't understand the decision to send Allen back to Hartford and keep that Kostka clown. I gotta tell ya some of the decisions AV makes truly puzzle me. Is he looking at something different than what most of us are seeing.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Tanner Glass. The second coming of Taylor Pyatt. LMAO
@stevmore How can they be exhausted 14 games into the season. If that is the case I hate to see what they will look like after the mid way point.
That was for sure the worst effort I have seen in a long long time. Nobody wanted to hit, skate or even be in the building from what I saw. Staal has been absolutely terrible. He does not hit, does not clear the crease and is almost as big a liability as Kostka (who should be playing in an adult league somewhere). The first goal goal was a good indication of things to come. Stepan was 2 steps behind his man Hopkins. This is how the Rangers played the whole game; 2 steps behind always chasing the puck. Is Tanner Glass this years Taylor Pyatt? I think so. When does AV pull the plug on this experiment gone bad. Without Hank this game is easily 4 or 5 to 1.
My last comment today on the Tanner Glass / 4th line situation. If the Rangers ant to compete at the same level they did last year they better figure out how to field an effective 4th line. In today's NHL it is imperative to be able to put 4 effective lines on the ice every game. Up until this point I only see 3. Duclair and Hayes on the 4th line with a player like Glass is totally non productive. Either put a grinding hitting line together to form a 4th line or improve the talent on the line to make it another offensive threat. What the Rangers are fielding now will not be a workable solution.
Man tough game to lose. Kostka and Hunwick were not very good in our defensive zone. Duclair was real weak back checking on that short handed goal. He was just coasting and never picked up his check. Crips does Staal ever NOT get his shot blocked. I still maintain that Girardi does not belong on the PP. He has zero offensive instincts. On the plus side I liked the line combos for the top 9. Conor Allen does not look at of place. Once Moore and Boyle are back next week it should solidify our back end. Question is how do you make playing time for Hunwick? I agree that Glass is pretty useless and is a waste of a roster spot.
Thanks for picking this up Neil. I really enjoy reading everyone's comments and would have missed them greatly.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/open-thread-114-12-pm-nyr-optional-last-nights-loss-stepans-return-imminent.html
@gravey94 Why would we need another one of those types. We have plenty of our own...
6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Wow what a surprise. AV is sitting our most offensive defenseman. And by offensive I mean sucky. LMAO
@Say my Name Damm I'm hungry after reading your post. Gotta get a piece of cake.......
@ATCRyan @kevin11 Key words years ago....
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/hey-its-not-all-bad-with-the-rangers.html
@stRangers fan Wow I hope you are joking in what you are saying, otherwise I must say you don't have a clue. This is a team that went to the Stanley Cup Finals last year. IMHO
@GetTheKingACup @Rangers_54 @Zelrio They should bury him under the ice.
@Zelrio Not a bad team. Just a bad start. IMHO I think they will get their shit together sooner rather than later.
@gravey94 It the jersey number (4)
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/islanders-6-rangers-3.html
Oh yeah another thing. DO you think bestowing the captaincy on Mcdonagh might be too much for him to handle? Don't know the answer but it could be a case of too much to soon for him.
We need to burn sweater #4. No one can ever wear that number again. It is diseased.