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You know what I would like to change? The times and stations of the broadcast. 12 pm on a Sunday for playoff hockey? I wish the NHL and NBC would just give up...everyone who likes hockey is watching it already. Give me a Saturday night playoff game, please, with Sam and Joe.
2 days, 21 hours ago on
"... the Rangers will counter, not with fists, but by establishing their speed game as well as puck possession." I think I threw up a little bit in my mouth when I read this. But, such is life, and the Rangers have made a living out of doing that this year. That being said, I don't agree with Fast being inserted over Carcillo. The last game against Montreal was a good indicator of what the playoffs are like. I think Fast has a time and a place, just like Miller, but that time is not in the playoffs. I think Carcillo has just as much of a hcance of scoring as Fast plus I would rather have him on the bench.
3 days, 22 hours ago on
@gravey94 "But like James said, you had Girardi, out there with St. Louis and Zucc." - that is what the problem was. There is no reason to have them out there just like Nash and Stepan should not have been out there at the end of the Philly game. Its ignorant and idiotic. We are talking about a potential Norris candidate not Mike Sauer (and even they didn't stick up for him - is that guy in witness protection now?) on the ice at the end of an out of reach game against a team hurtling out of the playoffs with an angry coach...you don't have to be Emil Francis to see the potential for danger in that situation.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on
"Do you really want the other defensive anchor of the first pairing out for a game because of an instigator penalty?" - I would, especially at the point in the game. This is the motto that Girardi lives by, now that the Rangers have inflated him to a point where he believes he needs to be on the ice all the time. I would have liked for him to not have been on the ice last night after that soft clearing attempt (ironic right? He can't even clear the puck with any gusto).
"It came within a split second, late in a game they were already winning." True, in a game that was out of reach...so why have McDonagh out there when Torts had a few dicks on the ice that had been running us all game. Why is Marty St. Louis and Mats Zuccarello out there at that point of the game? Why not Boyle and Dorsett? That's bad coaching...that's not evaluating and predicting what may happen. You saw this against Philadelphia. AV could not predict that Simmonds and Hartnell were going to be bitter at the end of the game? Its just plain dumb.
Burrows and Kesler needed to be dealt with much earlier in
the game. They both ran freely over Lundquist and most of our star players.
What you witnessed was a preview of the playoffs…sure the Rangers can shake off
getting blasted one game at a time by different teams but what happens when
this is day in and day out, done by a hungrier, bigger, and rougher team? I don’t know man…
2 weeks, 4 days ago on
Hartnell and Simmonds are notorious sore losers and do this often at the ends of games when the game is out of reach, like two kids that keep losing at Candy Land. If you think Simmonds didn't know his glove was off, you don't know what a notorious cheap ass the guy is. Why were Nash and Stepan on the ice at that time? Wouldn't Dorsett and Boyle be a better play, especially since the pulled goalie made it similar to a power-play situation? Ah...AV...you are so damn soft!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on
completely agree about the need to shake up some of the lines and put some
pressure on the regulars by bringing up some AHL guys. Pouliot freaked when
they dumped Pyatt and now that he feels secure again, he’s been his regular old
self (he may have been milked enough). He benefited from that “scare” and most
of these guys need that. Its way too damn comfortable.
the only one who thinks that most Rangers’ games are boring, even when
win? They have a very "mechanical" way of playing games (but they have
had some success so maybe that is what works). I am a big fan of
toughness and I have had to look elsewhere. As you stated, these games were begging for a fight or some rough stuff
the game around. Carcillo could have had a chance against Brodziak. Its looks like AV has mellowed both Carcillo and Dorsett. And now that they are mellow, they are fairly useless.
Man, I love watching Calgary…Westgarth and McGrattan on the
1 month, 1 week ago on Wild 2, Rangers 1