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Carcillo is filling the Avery void. A guy who lets other guys do their jobs while NOT being a liability with the puck. Of course it's not one thing...Staal and Cally's returns always bring renewed life but it was clear the Ranger's were getting bullied all over. Carcillo is filling his role nicely. The tough forecheck and maturity on when and when not to take PIM's is just gravy. He just offers a bit more of what they need than Asham or Dorsett.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Carcillo Effect
@GiveGartneraCup @MikeMagoo @GraigGiuliani
Not sure when it became a Brodeur vs Lundquist debate. I never said a negative thing about Brodeur. I said he had more scoring support, especially in the post season. He was unbelieveably lights out HoF worthy in 2000 and 2003, no question. However year in year out, Hank's stats remain steady despite horrendous offensive production. That's my point. A dozen teams will pay big money for Lundquist and would give the same years. It has nothing to do with Brodeur, except that he confirms age is not the most important factor. Funny I mention Tim Thomas and get crickets in response but mention Brodeur (MY REFERENCE WAS ABOUT AGING GOALIES if you bother to read back) so it's clear who has the "bias" on here. Relax, Marty has his place in history. The article isn't about him.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Lundqvist to Be Extended for 7 Years, $8+ Million Per
Not sure about the "not in his category" thing. True Marty won cups and is a big game player. They are both amazing goalies. Back to silly stats but Rangers 18th in goals for, 5th in goals against...NJ 8th in goals for, 6th (as in BEHIND Lundquist) in goals against. So lb for lb that makes Lundquist doing more with a lot less production. Could THAT have something to do with winning the cup? Probably. Just a factor of course, as stats always are. Never tell the whole story. NJ in top 5 goal production 3 out of 8 years. Rangers...zilch. That tells a BIG story of why the Rangers don't go all the way. Can't score for beans. If Richards is getting 6.6m, Hank should get 2 Brink's trucks per game!
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Based on Thomas, Brodeur and many others I think it's very possible to deny he "won't be as good in 5 years." Then again, everything is based on today and not the past. As of today, he's difficult to replace at any cost. 8 years is long and I'm surprised he got it, but if they can't win with 15 years of Ludquist, well, they just can't win. Like Sweden proved, put a few biscuits in the basket and you won't lose with Hank between the pipes. :)
@Say my Name Read those stats in light of team scoring:
07 18th08 25th09 28th10 16th11 16th12 11th13 15th
"Defensive system" alright. It's called Henrik Lundquist! I'm no Hank-u-bator. I'm a "don't toss a league leading Hall of Fame goalie who's carried the team on his back and is still healthy away at 31 ur-bator."
This whole "stat" game is hysterical. Want a "stat?" For Hank's 8 years Rangers average is 18th in the league in goals for, 6th (close to 5th) in the league in goals against. Attribute that to ONE player. By that stat he's worth double the money and that's why he was a Vezina finalist 5 out of 8 years and in legit consideration the other 3. Tack on the fact that most recent Vezina repeaters are Tim Thomas, Fatty Brodeur and Dom Hasek and the "old guy" tag goes out the window too. Goaltending has certainly NOT been the Ranger's problem and how soon we forget Hank standing on his head and still losing 2-1 or losing empty net goal games while he sits there acting like he isn't pissed. He's the franchise. Period.
Wow, waiving Biron and Asham and bringing up Miller is his "stamp" on the team?! How impressive! A better stamp would be addressing our still comatose PP, weakest defense we've seen in 10 years and lack of ANY checking at all.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Vigneault Beginning to Put His Stamp on Rangers