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I tend to agree. If Av has a weakness, It's an inability to find the right lines in a short time.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-2-edmonton-0.html
@scrangersfan @oldnyrfan We need less of Sam and Joe. If either of them says the word "good" one more time I'm going to scream!
4 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-2-edmonton-0.html
I hope Av's stubbornness doesn't turn him into Torts junior. Won't consider using Klein on power play? Screwing around with Kreider's head!
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Miller over Kreider ? That's a joke. Av has no clue as to what to do on the power play. We have trouble getting the puck over the red line. Now Klein has the best shot of the defense? Why has he never been used on the power play?Av may have a great system but he hasn't the foggiest how to judge talent or motivate players.
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/open-thread-1211-is-jt-miller-being-showcased.html
Our power play looks like it is never worked on. Is it that hard to teach? How about watching the Penguins power play. Maybe we can learn something.
Agree how much Hayes has improved. His long reach blocks passes all over the ice. I think he should be reunited with Kreider..
Duclair should be playing in place of Glass or Stempniak. Why is Stemp on the power play?
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-4-penguins-3-ot.html
Statement meant for author of article, not you.@Ace53149 @stevmore
2 weeks ago on Charles Barkley Out Of Bounds With Latest Rants
Where are young black men dying at alarmingly high rates by the police? Did you check the actual numbers?
Staal is barely a top four defenseman at this point. I would gamble on Brady Skeij before giving Staal 5 or 6 million. At this time I would gamble with John Moore and hope to bring something in a trade for Staal . with the salary cap you are forced to go with youth.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I guess the Kings should forfeit the Stanley Cup to the Rangers!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Part of the Rangers malaise is their penchant for overpassing. Brassard, Zucc and especially Kreider are the most guilty. How many shots does Kreider take a game. Two? He plays about 10 seconds on the power play and acts as a screen. Why? Because he's big? Is Cally big? Kreider should be set up for his shot-one of the most powerful on the team.
The penalties being called on Zucc are mostly bogus. Skating in front of someone to get to the puck is not interference.
I'm starting to have doubts about Av's system. Maybe we just don't have enough talent,especially on defense.
And tell Kreider and Zucc to shoot!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Say my Name Sorry, you don't trade a young strong player who others fear. If he only scores fifteen goals a year he is worth it. Who would you trade him for?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Watching the King handle the puck is a nerve wracking experience. How can such a good goalie be so inept at passing the puck! I guess he looks worse following Cam Talbot's excellent passing. The Flyers "D" is really horrible MDZ is one ex-Ranger who won't come back to haunt us!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
When McDonagh comes back, who do you bench, Moore or Hunwick. I'm leaning on Moore to sit !
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@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.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Maybe Brady Skeij can join Rangers at the end of the season. I wouldn't give Staal a huge contract because of him!
@AnnoyingJoe He looks afraid to make contact now. Refs seem to want to make a whimp out of him.
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.
How is Kristo on shootouts? That's where we need some help. Duclair maybe?
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 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-pittsburgh.html
I guess it's become realty since I've seen the Rangers get screwed so often over the years.
I guess it's more realty now after watching the Rangers get screwed so often over the years.
Hate to sound neurotic but I bet the refs help the Pens in some way tonight!
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 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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.
I would sit Glass and Play Duclair, The Rangers need players who can possibly score. Duke can. Glass can't.
@Rangers_54 @stevmore When your coach plays your top players too many minutes, they become exhausted
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!
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!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/breaking-news-anthony-duclair-only-owns-one-shirt.html
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!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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.
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.
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.
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.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/islanders-6-rangers-3.html
@J_CKfor30 Kreider never gets enough time..I would play him till his tongue hangs out!
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.
@Gianni74 Agree with everything you said except for Kreider comment. You forget the goals Kreider scored faking left and scoring with his backhand!
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
How about the HaHaHa line with Hayes, Hagelin and Haggerty.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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.
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.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I vote for Mcdonagh. Zucc and St. Louis can be alternates. Mac is the best player overall and is respected by all.
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?
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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 .
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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.
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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!
7 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/