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@betweentheworlds @stevmore Agree to a certain extent, but I hope Skeij is as good as Gordie Clark says he is.  Maybe he can provide a Kreider playoff moment.

4 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Maybe Brady Skeij can join Rangers at the end of the season.  I wouldn't give Staal a huge contract because of him!

4 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@AnnoyingJoe He looks afraid to make contact now.  Refs seem to want to make a whimp out of him.

4 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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One thing I regret is losing Howie Rose and getting Micheletti instead.  Sam Gordon is past his prime,too.

What is it about Av's system that takes so long to grasp?  I think John Moore has regressed this season.  Also, where has Kreider been.  He gets few shots on goal in this system.  Stall plays one handed too much and looks weak in the corners.  Stamkos puts Nash to shame.

4 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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How is Kristo on shootouts?  That's where we need some help.  Duclair maybe?

5 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I really hate the Penguins.  Malkin's hit was dirty and he should be suspended.  Crappy ending to a wild game.  John Moore can't pass to save his life.  Stupidly left his man when Boyle duffed his pass.  Should have penalized Cindy for cursing a blue streak!

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-pittsburgh.html

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I guess it's become realty since I've seen the Rangers get screwed so often over the years.

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-pittsburgh.html

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I guess it's more realty now after watching the Rangers get screwed so often over the years.

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-pittsburgh.html

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Hate to sound neurotic but I bet the refs help the Pens in some way tonight!

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-pittsburgh.html

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Since when do you need an engineering degree to play hockey?  Explain to Duke what you want him to do in all situations.  While you're at it, have Kreider sit in on a lesson or two.  Hayes too.  Also, tell Brassard not to reveal he's afraid to play Pittsburgh.  That's dumb.  Brassard does take a night or two off from time to time.  He didn't against the Penguins.

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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What a difference two days make!  The King was spectacular, The Penguins were bottled up constantly down the middle, Stepan's shot is rusty, and Kostka is on borrowed time.

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I would sit Glass and Play Duclair,  The Rangers need players who can possibly score.  Duke can.  Glass can't.

1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Rangers_54 @stevmore When your coach plays your top players too many minutes, they become exhausted

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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The team looks exhausted.  How long can you compete with 3 mediocre talents in the defensive zone?  Losing McDonagh is the key to the Rangers mediocrity.  The King was great last night!

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I'm going with "It's his lucky shirt."  Now he can't change it because he scored a goal wearing it.  Or maybe it's his post game interview shirt.  It accentuates his biceps!

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/breaking-news-anthony-duclair-only-owns-one-shirt.html

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Every time I watch a game of hockey I think I understand it - until I see a game like this.  It looked like the  rangers were too slow to keep up with the Wild after two periods.  I was blaming Av for changing the lines too much.  Too many Ranger passes were sent to nobody.  Then the explosion came!  Five goals in one period?  Zucc looked like he was shot from a cannon.  He never seemed to lose the puck and his passes were perfect.

   Icing on the cake were Zuccs first goal of the season and Dukes first of his career!

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I was ready to castigate Klein for scoring a girardi goal(is that two already?) and Mueller for playing like a minor leaguer when they both came through in the clutch.  I also thought some of those penalties against us were the typical anti Ranger ones (Jagr tripping himself in front of the net and imaginary holding by Hayes on Jgar).  I would like to see Hayes on the penalty kill.

   Time to bring back Duclair on Saturday for either Malone or Glass.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I really miss Brian Leetch on the power play.  When you watch how futile the Rangers are in trying to keep the puck in the zone it's almost comical.  Whoever plays the point just can't read where the puck is going.  When was the last time we had a good power play.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I don't agree with this move at all.  Sending Duclair back to juniors is a waste for him.  Playing him intermittently on the Rangers would be better.  The kid can play.  Help him out with some coaching if he makes defensive mistakes.  While they're at it, get a coach who knows power plays and face-offs.  If you need toughness, send out Kreider.  Even John Moore is a fighter.  I would sit Tanner Glass.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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My question about Stralman was he worth 4.5 mil for a second tier defenseman? He didn't play anywhere near the time that a Mcdonagh and Girardi played on the penalty kill.  Maybe he just kept the status quo against second liners.  Was that good enough? He didn't help the power play much.  Just thinking out loud.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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We don't screen the goalie enough.  We also overpass at times.  Take the damn shot and someone follow.  We made Carolina's goalie look like a star.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Duclair and Hayes have to stay.  I might even try Hayes on the penalty kill with that big body.  Sort of like a Boyle with skill.

Kostka has to go.  He's slow and stupid, not a good combo.  Bring up the rookies!

What I especially like is that no one washes Malone's face with a glove in front of the net.  He commands respect.  What is wrong with Zucc?  Seems out of it.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/islanders-6-rangers-3.html

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@J_CKfor30 Kreider never gets enough time..I would play him till his tongue hangs out!

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Can't figure Miller out.  Still looks lost out there sometimes.  Is he tough?  Can he shoot?Is he smart?  Only time will tell either in New York or Hartford.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Gianni74 Agree with everything you said except for Kreider comment.  You forget the goals Kreider scored faking left and scoring with his backhand!

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I think we have to keep Haggerty or Duclair.  I know it's only preseason, but it's been a long time since we had players who can shoot.  I don't know about their toughness yet and how they'll do with tight checking, but the preseason certainly is more exciting than it's been for a long time!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@ObviouslyItsANewSeason

How about the HaHaHa line with Hayes, Hagelin and Haggerty.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I don't know about the rest of you Ranger fans, but it finally looks like we have a young group of players who can score.  Gordie Clark deserves a medal!  Can't you just picture a line with Hayes, Haggerty and Buchnevich on it.  That still leaves Duclair!  Hope I'm not jumping the gun.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Wouldn't sign him now.  Too much of a risk.  With Skjei and McIlrath coming up, it's not worth it.  I would look to trade Girardi and open up some cap space.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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As long as Gordie Clark is making the picks, I feel confidant.  I don't remember who is responsible for Jessiman.  Clark has done wonders with middle of the road picks and college players.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Just not going to miss Pouliot and his bonehead mistakes.  Stempniak is definitely an upgrade.  Pouliot may have been taller, but he rarely came up with pucks in the corner.  Fifteen pounds heavier and he might have been more effective.

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I vote for Mcdonagh.  Zucc and St. Louis can be alternates.  Mac is the best player overall and is respected by all.

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I'm dying to see this kid in action against professionals in the nhl.  We still need people to put the puck in the net.  How bad could his defense be?

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Moving Hagelin would be a mistake..  Speed doesn't grow on trees.  He was dynamic in the playoffs and his shooting has improved.  Let him put on a few more pounds of muscle and he might be a mini Kreider.. 

Boyle can be replaced.  Besides, who would you trade him for that is better without giving up another prospect.  Sorry, he's too good .

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Maybe if Pouliot gained 15 lbs. of muscle to protect Brass and Zucc I would consider keeping him.  Otherwise his bonehead penalties and constant offsides will not be missed.  Personally, I'd like to give Kristo a chance or a real goal scorer.

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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If there is anybody out there who still thinks that Montreal has not been showed favoritism, I have a bridge to sell you.  Why wasn't Subban given a penalty near the end of regulation for slashing.  Two games for Prust?  What a joke!

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Why isn't Prust suspended for a few games?  He obviously had an intent to injure.  

6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Am I the only one who is upset about AV's Tortorella's defensive plan the entire third period?  Ironically it worked by some miracle and the King's superhuman effort.  I hate this kind of hockey and I doubt it will work further down the playoff road.  On the positive side I can relax until Saturday.

6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I hope it's not Av who doesn't know how to motivate Nash, but he shouldn't have to.  New York always accepts players who look like they're playing hard all the time.  Nash was flying down the wing a few times last night.  Maybe he had to to keep up with Kreider.  Now Nash looks like Jagr in his last year with the Rangers when he lost interest.


We don't look as fast as the Pens unless it's our style.  A few times those fast line changes force us to dump the puck in which is not our forte.  We never seem to be in position for rebound goals,either.


Let's face it.  Nash and an old St. Louis can't compare to Malkin and Crosby.  We are at least two top players short of being on a par with the elite teams.  I don't know if our Hartford players are the answer down the road.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Amazing to see the ref waving off Brassard's goal.  It would have been great if Pittsburgh came back and scored and then Brassard's goal was reviewed and they would declare the Rangers the winners!  I could see that the goal was in from my couch!

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-penguins-game-1.html

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I still say to use Dominic Moore on faceoffs in the offensive zone and on the power play.  Either that or give Stepan some lessons.




6 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name @gravey94  Yeah, strike out a lot!

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Let's ditch the Boyle with MSL experiment.  It didn't work at all.  Also, how about using Dominic Moore for all faceoffs in the offensive zone, at least on power plays.  He's the best on the team at it.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@DaveFL  I wonder too what Av means by "off the Ice".  Is Miller burning the midnight oil when he should be in bed?

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I have a sneaking suspicion that the other French-Canadian refs feel the same way as Stewart and make calls against the Rangers because they don't respect them.  This has been going on for years!

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Did you see Nash just watching Zucc getting roughed up?  He will never be a winner.  Was invisible last night.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Who scouts these college players?  We know it's not Sather.  Is it Gordie Clark?

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name  I agree with what you said wholeheartedly.  Nash does not always use his size and strength to his advantage.  He is not a great forechecker and gets knocked down quite readily.  Part of that is mental.. why else would Nash spend so much time on the side boards watching the play unfold!

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/uncategorized/rick-nash-is-streaky-and-thats-okay.html

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