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Probably deepest team/collection of players I have seen the Rangers have in a very long time. Will not be worried if someone goes down who will fill the spot (hopefully no one does but that's wishful thinking) because we have lots of options.
With a good mixture of speed, size, grit, veterans and youth I would love to see:
Nash - Step - MSL
Kreider - Brass - MZA
Hags - Hayes - JT
Malone - Dom - Stemp
Glass has to be on the roster because of his contract and no 2 way (perfect guy to be sitting in the box as a 13th forward). So that leaves lombardi as odd man out waiting in the wings until someone gets hurt (which we all know will happen). Also have countless other young guys waiting as well (Haggerty, fast etc).
I really hope none of the young guys are on the 4th line and rather just be sent down. I like the fourth line as a gritty checking do the hard work line. They will get there goals but you need a line that can go out there and do the dirty work compared to an offensive minded line. I think malone dom and stemp/glass are perfect for that line. If you place guys like JT, Hayes, Haggerty etc on that line I think they are getting the wrong idea of how to play and are playing with much less talented players around them. To me it hurts their development not to play with equal or greater talented players on an offensive minded line. So hopefully AV avoids that.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Couldn't you say he is probably a better Brian Boyle. Can actually fight, will stick up for teammates, seems to already have good chemistry with the guys, uses his size to his advantage, he has the POTENTIAL, and dare i say will probably put up more points than Boyle, good two way player, has experience playing deep into the playoffs.
I think we just upgraded from Boyle without really realizing it. Put him on the 4th line with D Moore and someone else that shows chemistry with these two and we just repalced/upgraded our deadly 4th line from last year.
I don't see a down side to this move.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
To give you guys some perspective, I was 4 years old in day care. Now I am going to be 24 in September have a full time job and just purchased a house. I don't remember '94 in the least but now sitting there with my faather and brother who is 20 and was just 1, literally a baby enjoying this ride.
There are some of us who don't even remember '94 who sure as hell who love to remember '14.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Where is the nearest brick wall so I can go run through it. LGR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Everything aside, I just don't know how you can be Girardi and watch the person you have been with since the beginning go down and just stand there. Like how that doesn't get him enraged to at least go over there and shove around like Zucc did. Idk, I just know even if your not a fighter, how you dont want to drop the golves there and TRY and at least beat the crap out of burrows is just beyond me. Like just watching that I want to drop the gloves. Idk how the competitive nature doesn't take over at that point and severely outweighs that your not a fighter.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@gravey94 So the playoffs changed. Montreal and Tampa mean nothing. They changed the playoffs this year. Its all about divisions now
Overall 1 seed plays 8th seed
Overall 2 seed plays 7th seed
^Thats all the same.
But the 2nd and 3rd teams in each division play eachother. So we play philly and tampa plays mont.
Then the second round you play the top team in your division. So if pitts. won their match up we would play them if we won. Or if pitt lost, we would play whoever beat them.
Then after that round the two divisional winners would play for the conference title then move on to the cup.
So if we won our second round opponent would be the pens unless they lost and we wouldn't see the bruins no matter what until the conference finals
Bottom line is you need to run your mouth lol.. Thats the main difference. Avery did it nicely and thats what carcillio does.. I think haley who also runs his mouth would be a nice compliment
8 months, 1 week ago on Carcillo Effect
SO heres a question...What happens when Dorsett comes back???
Not too much mention of how good hank has been so far
8 months, 1 week ago on Rangers vs. Flyers (Game 47)
So what happens if pouliot turns into pollycrap again for the whole season next season. Is too streaky for my liking. He is playing well now tho
Has anyone thought that maybe Cally isn't injured and has just adjusted his play to avoid injury and this is maybe how he is going to play for the rest of his career because he has finally realized that he can't play the way he use to due to the fact that he was getting injured???
Just a thought
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Vigneault Hints At Change In Personnel As Team Holds Closed Door Meeting
If this doesn't get you playing with passion and wanting to hit someone and wanting to stick up for teammates and wanting to score goals then you shouldn't be playing hockey or in the NHL..
I literally watched that whole video wit ha smile on my face..
You need toughness.. Toughness brings fear for the other team, it creates turnovers with big hits, its brings that passion night in and night out not to mention what that type of stuff does for your lockerroom.
I really hate saying it but when you look at the Blackhawks, Bruins, Pens, kings.. they have toughness all throughout their line up and what did they do.. went deep into the playoffs and some one cups.. its a simple formula
Were not playing womens cricket here folks
I think Say my Name is tlaking about this group..
This is a group that displayed passion and played with grit night in and night out.. Avery, Duby from the bench, Prust, and Boogy (RIP) who also fought twiceeeeeee in this game earlier AGAINST A EDM team who is in the WESTTTT and NOTTT a rivial
SO SIT BACK AND ENJOY BECAUSE YOU WONT BE SEEING THIS ANYTIME SOON AND TAKE A TRIP BACK DOWN MEMORY LANE AT WHAT A REALLLLLLLL TEAMMMMM LOOKS LIKE WHO STICKS UP FOR ONE ANOTHER
They just arent a very good team.. Is it sad i am already looking forward to the offseason and next year when a whole new team will hopefully be playing
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers vs. Capitals (Game 31)
Get rid of pyatt poullycrap, hags even( we have the same player in zucc, choose one) brassard and d. moore (again same player, choose one), DZ or J. Moore ( again choose one)... Trade, burry, do something
Bring in Ott (last yr of his deal so def trait bait for buffalo who is horrible) he looked pretty good last night and the 4th line center he will get you 10 goals hopefully), And bring up Mash, JT and Kristo, and Mcllrtath( or keep Flak in there).. How much better does that team look
How much better does that look??
Cant be any worse than what we have now thats for sure
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Nash Took Vigneault's Challenge Personally
I think we can all agree on this... With a new coach, expiring contracts, these next two years will shape our next 5 years plus...
They either commit to the young guys in the minors (JT, Linburg, kristo, mash, Mllrath, Allen) it will be interesting to see how they pan out as well as how the rangers choose to spend their money. Or they trade some of them and spend a little more money on other free agents..
With the emergence of Kreider, and Kristo tearing it up it seems to me he is the start of a second line that can score next year.. Now you need to surround him with a center and another forward that scores.. Now is Zucc the answer... Not sure.
Buyout richards, sign another scoring forward with his money, put him on a line with Kristo, JT Miller.. NOw Zucc is on a third line with hags possibly and another speedy forward.
Form the hard hitting, gritty line that we all know needs to be formed (i hate to say it, like Boston).. Put Mash there (who has skill and toughness) get an Ott from Buffalo and the maybe dorrsett..
NOW I thought this up on the fly and while I sitting at work so dont go bashing me if I missed things but the point I am trying to make is we have players and money to work with coming up and its going to be interesting to see what the rangers do for sure
We are at the crossroads of the old rangers and the new rangers to be for the next five years and I hope they make the right moves to get us to the Elite level.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Nothing Going On With Callahan Extension
See comment on last post... There aren't many things I have liked about AV so far
Isn't it the coaches job to evaluate his players and bring players in that fit his system? Apparenly AV doesn't feel that's necessary
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Does AV Want to Play Torts Hockey?
I really feel like I am watching a bunch of girls skating around everynight.
But that will all change, When Pyatt of crap come back. Don't worry!!!
I rally starting to question AV, Sitting JT for four games THEN sending him down, Love affection with non prodfuctive players in the double P's (Pyatt of crap and poullycrap), giradi moving to the PP over stralman...
I can tell you right now there honestly when you start thinking about it haven't been many decisions i have agreed with that seem literally MINDLESS decisions.. pyatt and Poully should be gone.. He shoudl be demanding players that can play..
ANd the fact that he can look at the 3rd and 4th line guys go around and skate like little girls when they should be physical and creating engery is just mindboggling.
Sorry for rant but it just can't stand the non physicality of this team and the decisions AV keeps making that everyone knows what the results are going to be....
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Could Make Trade Deadline Push for Cammalleri; Rangers Talk Del Zotto With Leafs
There is going to be one game where someone is going to get hurt... Thought it would when Nash got hurt.. But someone will take a run at one of our top players and there won't be a response.. And hopefully at that point AV and the organization will get the point and make sure there is toughness in the lineup.. But probably nott.. Its Sather after all
I cannot stress enough how much toughness is important in hockey... When you have a defense-men who will crush you if you try an go through the middle of the ice or a tougher player who will come on the ice to take care of business if you so much look at your top player... IT sets the tone and makes everyone on the ice think twice about anything you do and that leads to scoring chances when you brace urself in the corner for the hard hit and creates the turnover or on the defensive side a non scoring chance because instead of taking it through the middle they decide just to flip it in the zone.
Mash can do exactly what Poulycrap is doing and also brings that physical presence and if Falk isnt in the lineup god help us all( which sounds like he is)
WHY SEND MASH DOWN AND KEEP POULYCRAP IN THE LINEUP IS BEYOND ME ESPECIALLY WITH NASH COMING BACK...
There is NOT ONE person the other team is scared of... NOT ONE.. therefore they have free reigns on our top players every night.
10 months ago on Nash Returns Tonight; MIller Scratched
Cannot agree enough with this.. 100% agree... And mash can play a little... Mash-Moore-Dorsett.. Sounds like a line who can generate energy, play physical and can still generate scoring opportunities.. I didn't say score, but at least scoring chances
10 months ago on Mashinter Assigned to Hartford
@jslnyr1102 110% agreeeeeeeeee
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers/Oilers Possible Trading Partners
I just hate having same players on the team. To me, size does matter.
Zucc and Hags- Choose one, both small,speedy and offensive
Pyatt, dom moore- Choose One, both don't score at all and play the PK
What if you had something like this once cally comes back:
Del Zotto-J. Moore
Look how much tougher and balanced that lineup is: Trade a combo of zucc, pyatt and moore, maybe even del zotto for ott. Now that fourth line is looking more like the burins fourth line last year where they can play hard-nosed forechecking and bring a gritty game
The other thing is our D is not scarey at all. There is no one making you think twice about driving to the net or standing in front of the net. Thats a problem. There has to be a price to pay if your going in that area of the ice and they are just letting these top players run around and do whatever. SOMEONE LAY A HIT ON SOMEONE AND THROW THEM OFF THERE GAME. That fires everyone upp and shows passion. FInallyyyyy they showed some passion last night with Richy at the end of the game. Bout damn timeee
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers 3, Islanders 2