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@Ciffy02 hope Glen has capgeek, don't know what he does without it with all the advanced scouts and all.
5 days ago on Rangers, Callahan Inching Towards Contract Agreement
@gravey94 @NYRBlueBlog did you miss the disclaimer where i stated this is not a comparison just an example how players have further value than goal scoring? or you skimmed past that CAPS LOCK portion of my post?
@johnnyb3910 @shoot_the_goalie @NYRBlueBlog point was Gretzky (as an example)'s productiveness aside from goal scoring. Many Cally Detractors say that the reason not to sign him is his goal scoring, that's false. I brought it up as proof that there are many other aspects to the game of hockey that advanced statisticians (i talk about this at depth on my blog) don't acknowledge because it's not convenient to their point.
@Ciffy02 that's the plan. Look at LA, Chicago, Boston, Detroit etc. All the top teams replace depth with their system. That's why the farm system is so important in a salary cap era. Kristo, Lindberg and Miller will all play significant roles.
5 days, 2 hours ago on Rangers, Callahan Inching Towards Contract Agreement
Here's what it is. There are two camps. There's the camp of fans who out think themselves. They look past the results of a game due to someones insertion in the lineup and locker room, they look past the intangibles a player brings that can't be explained on paper (i.e. silly Corsi and Fenwick ratings - the most rediculous stat i've ever heard, like hockey is baseball? and shots for while on the ice vs shots against subtracted by shots blocked and square rooted by whether or not they use a graphite stick is insane). These players draw charts of players with similiar #'s and come to the conclussion that Callahan is worthless and has to be traded. Most of these people lack SIGNIFICANT hockey experience, they might watch the games, go to the games, but they haven't played a game past squirts house league. They're experience is from playing NHL 2003 in high school cause they wanted to draw cartoons instead of wakeup at 5am on saturdays to get to the rink. Then there's the camp that played hockey, they played at multiple levels, HS, US Juniors, Canadian juniors, USHL, College d1 or d3. These guys can judge a player and a team with their eyes, something the other camp can't. Ryan Callahan passes the eye test, which is why every top analyst like Kypper, Danyeko, Ron Duguay, John MacLean etc. who've played and coached the game at all the top levels all flat out say that Ryan Callahan is a tremendous player to have on any team. Screw the Goals and the Assists, there are intangibles, ice experience, vision that can't be charted. He knows when to button down in the defensive zone, he knows when to block a shot, when to deliver a big hit, when to make a pass, when to dump when to clear. For those that think goals is everything, keep in mind, Wayne Gretzky scored his 700th goal at the age of 29, he played until 38, another 9 years, and only scored another 194 goals (21 goals/year), yet he was his teams most valuable player each season and took 2 teams to the Cup finals. (DISCLAIMER: I AM IN NO WAY COMPARING CALLAHAN TO GRETZKY, i'm just using that to show that a player can hold tremendous value without scoring goals)
@NYrangers79 @Bueller @sportsjourn Toews will easily get Crosby money.
6 days, 5 hours ago on Callahan Softening on Contract Demands?; Rangers Talk Hemsky
@TheNYRBlog I'm not so sour on the idea of Hensky, especially if he only costs a 3rd. It makes things interesting as well. He's a rental and his contract expires after this year so y ou're not commiting past this season.Also, although the scoring is mediocre, he's been an assist machine in the past. The question it brings up though, is do you fully commit to being a finesse/speed team. Bringing in Hemsky and re-signing Callahan makes this a 4 line offensive team. I see nobody in t he top 9 moving to the 4th line to act as a checker, so it abandons the 4th line. With how Miller has played and Zuccarello returning, i wouldn't be surprised to see Miller & Hemsky on the 4th line. There would be zero checking on this team, but they would role 4 offensive lines which makes for a very interesting lineup especially in AV's system. I'm not in love with Hemsky, however, it makes things really intriguing.
i just died laughing from all those GIF's. With all this Cally chatter, it's a very welcome laugh!
1 week, 4 days ago on Richards Getting Engaged Is Munnderful News for Rangers Fans
@KevinTheNYRBlog @NYRBlueBlog @mlsranger no, i think AV wanted to get a read on his exhaustion level. One thing i've been worried about since the beginning of the season was a repeat of 2010 where Hank ran out of steam come playoff time. Talbot's play has been such a blessing for this team because it allows them to rest him and i always said at the beginning of the season Hank's struggles leading to Talbot's play was good for the team if Hank got right. I too want to see Hank out there, but i get the feeling that a big theme will be this team "re-clicking" and adjusting to the changes from the olympics. i.e. Zucc missing from our best line. With that said, they need to see what they have offensively and in net, they need to bring Hank along slowly and get him back into the rhythm he was in pre-Sochi. Rangers have 23 games left, and i think Talbot will play 6-8 of those. Yeah, it sucks to sit Hank vs Chicago but with 3 of the next 4 vs top 10 Goals for teams, you gotta make sure you bring Hank along perfectly with no hiccups.
1 week, 5 days ago on Staal Returns to Practice; Talbot to Start vs. Blackhawks; Possible Callup Coming
@giammarcor @NYRBlueBlog you are a little late to the party here. I apologized for coming across offensive in my questioning of his opinion. Written off as a misunderstanding. Think it's great you stick up for this site and that's very nice of you. Sorry if you were offended by my tone.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @mlsranger not as much the NHL ice, it's the Jetlag. I played for a month in Eastern Europe and when i came back i wasn't right for about 9 days. It's a smart choice to sit Hank cause there are ALOT of games down the stretch here and we need the best version of him. Also, i tend to think it was more AV making the decision, and if AV said "Hank i need you to go" i'm fairly certain he would. Keep in mind, for 2 weeks he was playing games at what is 3am-9am NY time and sleeping through the afternoon (NY Time) for a creature of habit, that takes a bit to adjust.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @NYRBlueBlog all good. What went on during the Olympics? loonies?
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St. Croix is listed there
@KevinTheNYRBlog @NYRBlueBlog @JoeNYR Capgeek has us at 48 contracts, add 1 for Biron and i don't see St. Croix there yet so that could have us at 50. Someone lower level will have to go at some point. Keep in mind the emergency backup signed the 1 game when Hank was sick an d Talbot started.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @NYRBlueBlog @JoeNYR Well a few things factor in. 1st, the current 22 man roster would swap Dorsett for Zucc and call it even. However, if they call up Miller or Kristo they have to replace them at the AHL level and thus add contracts (whether it's 1 or 2) then the issue they run into is the 50 contract rule. With the deadline 8 days away, that's important for the mere fact that they may be trading/selling away Girardi and/or Callahan (regardless of the merits) they'd most likely bring back contracts in return which could hurt them or they'd be forced to cut someone they might not want to. All of that for calling up Kristo or Miller without giving Dorsett a shot with the 3rd line is unlikely in my opinion.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @NYRBlueBlog lol for the record, apologies if i used offensive language in my reaction to your post, that's not proper. brownie points for sticking up for your points though. (true, false, agreed or disagreed). Don't bash me on twitter though, cmon
@KevinTheNYRBlog @NYRBlueBlog @JoeNYR And i love that your defending it, i give you respect for that. However, it's true on a technicality, but like i just said before, they're not using the emergency #23 slot on that, it's not used that way.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @NYRBlueBlog Okay, i see where you're coming from, HOWEVER, take a look at every team in the league, they all carry 22 not 23 and keep that last spot for emergency (i.e. road trip need a call up or your Goalie goes down) they're not going to max out the 23rd spot without giving Dorsett a shot on that line. If you want to discuss the dropoff in talent from Zucc to Dorsett, i'm in full agreeance, it's HUGE, but they're not healthy scratching Dorsett for Miller like was insinuated in your post.
@JoeNYR @NYRBlueBlog appreciate it. People shouldn't get soo defensive when you question their opinions validity. Blogs promote free thought and speech, comments should promote the questioning of those thoughts valid or not valid. If they're valid, answer, if they're invalid, defend it or admit the invalidity and become better from it. Don't misdirect the answer's to prove your point and then make fun of them on twitter because of it. Every opinion i've ever posted on this site or any other site, i've defended gladly. The Rangers aren't going to healthy scratch Dorsett in favor of an AHL player, it's not going to happen. If Dorsett is still hurt, fine they'll do that. But with the roster limits, they're not going to manipulate the 50 contract limit (8 days from the deadline) and the 23 man roster limit (when 1 spot is kept available for emergency) to put Dorsett in the press box, it's not rational.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @NYRBlueBlog yeah, in the case Dorsett is still on the Injured Reserve (that's the **'s next to his name on the official team roster). You suggested SCRATCHING Dorsett to bring up Miller, not making a call up in case Dorsett is still injured.