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@EquusBiz Anybody know how Bickel did this year? We almost brought him up back in the "OMG this team lacks toughness" days, but then nothing?
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This team is better than last year, and we have a better coach, so I expect better results. Onward and upward!
@DPSnotty @Say my Name Fourth line material
SAINT! be a laaaaady toNIGHT!
We will make them frustrated by our quickness, and we will make Emery dizzy for having to move back and forth the whole game. This one will be good.
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@KevinTheNYRBlog @Herman_NYRBlog I take the George Carlin view on lacrosse
5 days, 5 hours ago on
@Say my Name Which is why you rock
@Say my Name Knowing that you're slightly nuts, I am 50/50 on whether or not this actually happened
Larry Brooks is a troll, and deserved Tort's scorn. The sports media is ridiculous.
@BringBackBeukeboom I find myself staring at your chest and not actually reading your comments. I'm objectifying you.
@mattnyr94 I stood really tall, looked mom right in the eye, and told her I loved the Rangers, and that there wasn't anything she could do to break us up. I then got beaten bloody by a wooden spoon and am currently concussed with multiple contusions all along my face, neck, and back. So now I can sit in the handicapped seats. #LGR!!!!!!!!
@TomDundie @Betweentheworlds Master stroke by Sather firing Torts. I don't think he was going to until he saw AV was let go, then he was like "WOW, idiots. I'll have that! And now I can hire more coaches, fire sully, and maybe not pay team doctors as much fricken OVERTIME anymore!" Loved the move at the time, still love the move. As for the professionalism of AV .. he is a class act, acts swiftly, and let's players grow. I'd speculate that players like Pouliot and Brassard would not have had the seasons they had under Torts-like coaching.
@Wallace1 Fast is providing the same kind of "hit anyone, hit everyone" approach Cally did ...
5 days, 6 hours ago on
@Say my Name @KevinTheNYRBlog Crouching Tiger, Hidden Say my name. Blog for the ages. I think you should take the self-help angle: "How to alpha your way through life with your chest hair" .. "25 easy steps to solidify your core so that your chest looks bigger when you yell at your opponents"
Although I'll say this ... the new format strangles the upset possibilities. Having ranks through the conference made for interesting matchups. This new format is garbage.
1 week ago on
I have my what-i-think-is-likely picks, and I have my bizzaro playoff armageddon picks.
Yano ... this team lacks toughness. (bwahahaha)
But yeah, agreed. If it becomes a brutal thugfest, Illa killa delphia wins. If we make it a head game, they lose.
J.T. Miller is a little shit. But he could easily become a great player. I'm glad AV is tough. And he is, make no mistake. He just isn't a loudmouth. Witness what he did with Poopsie, Biron, Asham, et al. He quietely makes an assessment, then acts accordingly, and is brutally honest when need be, all without yelling.
@GiveGartneraCup The only thing that would have made Stralman look better than he did in the first part of this season was if he had a Gartner mustache, who, besides being a perennial 40 goal a year scorer, also pre-dated ironic mustaches. He was therefore ahead of his time.
1 week, 1 day ago on
@Herman_NYRBlog @Say my Name I too would love grit on the third pairing. Hypnotize Callahan to accept 5mm for 4 years, kidnap Prust and force him to go on the ice, and sign Stewart. BOOM. This is totally realistic and I will not listen to any criticism that casts it as anything but.
Diaz sits, because it's the Flyers. We need everyone that even remotely resembles a grinder and all their hands on deck. Moore can fight and skate fast, Girardi, Staal, McD and Stralzy are givens, and Klein is a competent, stay at home guy, which we will need once Simmonds concusses one of our players and is headed down the ice with the puck.
If anyone here thinks this is going to be a finesse affair, then please pass the glue you are sniffing, because I want me some o' DAT.
Thanks for pointing out that since December we have actually been pretty kickass. I always make that point to my friends (all Ranger fans, btw) and they look at me as if I have said something in tongues, whilst attempting to swallow a baby.
1 week, 3 days ago on
If the Mets win 90 games, I'll eat Messier's towel.
1 week, 5 days ago on
@Betweentheworlds I don't think we are. I don't want to face the Flyers in the first round for that reason. Boston is one thing, they at least fight with honor. But the Flyers have bounties, head hunters, and goons.
A cause for celebration .. Shanahan is no longer the ugly face of player safety and supplemental discipline. Put Leetch in charge. And/or ... someone who is not a Devil that pretended to be a Ranger to cash in just a tad.
@gravey94 OOO OOOO...ummm, MEssier! no, no ...RICHTER!!! no .. ummm, JAGR!!!! Aw, shucks. It was on the tip of my tongue!! ... ummm .....
@Say my Name @IhaveawaiteratMSG I've seen some tape of him from the AHL. The kid is a stud, he just went forgotten in the beginning of the year for two reasons 1) he was used to international ice so he had to adjust his game and 2) during that learning curve he actually got injured. Since he's been back, the coaches in Hartford have refined his grit a little. He's responsible defensively. Hopefully it translates into the NHL longterm and not just this game. It would be a nice surprise.
@Say my Name I'd say he was actually very effective, and had a little bit of grit to his game. He slipped away from hits pretty nicely, and make good decisions for the most part. More effective than J.T. Miller in that regard. Impressive for a 6'0, 185 pound Svede.
First period was a fricken circus, second period was adequate, nothing more. It seemed like the Rangers were hung over, but had enough skill to put two behind the net anyway against a team that is so sub-par they look up to look down. Gross.
But hey, we win. so LGR!!! Hoping not to get Philly in the first round. Even if we were to sweep the series, those 4 games would be so bruising from illegal and dirty hits, plus the clean hits, plus the fighting, that we'd be hobbling against whoever comes next. I say let them face off against Pittsburgh and take out the arctic trash Penguins and do the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs a service.
Been a while since we've had a team with consistent enough lines that form and gel together. Last time was the G.A.G. line (stop chuckling!)
What to name the Poo-Brass-Zucc line? The raging foreigners? Brass knuckle poo line? I'm open to suggestions.
2 weeks ago on
@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat @IcyCup Genius!
Unless he hires Cally's agent, then he'll want 10 years, 5mm per, a no trade clause, and free hair gel.
@Say my Name Given all the times the Rangers were the better team in a series and got eliminated, I think some karma is due to waft our way
2 weeks, 1 day ago on
@rangermom Well, if I wasn't optimistic, then I'd be pessimistic or realistic. And being either is just un-realistic.
@KevinTheNYRBlog @TomDundie You guys are burying the lead here. Clearly, they read this blog and were auditioning for the Rangers bottom 6 positions that will inevitably be needed once our Top 6 all get concussed by other teams featherweights.
Sweet justice. Devils lose = playoff berth for US. That tickles my pickle.
Correlation does not imply causation. Del Zaster leaving at the same time the power play has stalled is coincidence. THANK YOU for pointing out all the times he couldn't keep the puck in the zone. That used to infuriate me more than I can properly describe with just words.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on
This was a much-needed move. We lost speed when Kreider went out, and haven't been able to replace him and find balance in our lines yet. If he is responsible defensively, then this is an even better move.
@SmellyKisio @Billfrom Brookhaven "Poo and Brass" sounds like a 70's sitcom. I like.
You know, I think something really needs to be said that no one has yet said this entire season. If you really think about it .. this team lacks toughness.
J.T. will probably make the roster, and replace Brad Richards by mid-season next year. Good instincts in offense, has the heart to play defense, just is making bad reads. He'll be fine, everyone is acting like he's not as young as he is. Stop worrying. As for prospects OTHER THAN HIM? Hahahaha, good luck.
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@gravey94 @Vader50 Thornton (Bruins) is a free agent at the end of the season. Should we scoop him up? Sends a message. "You thought we were soft? Well, we got this guy who threw Brooks Orpik's head into the ice. Stil want to elbow us?"
@Betweentheworlds @Say my Name This team is DAINTY.
Unrelated to this incident, but for the record, I think all the NY fans who wear Shanahan jerseys at MSG should be force-fed prune juice.
I agree wholeheartedly. I also love Torts, but his inability to "turn it off" is his greatest flaw. Ultimately, though, he never should have been hired to coach that team as it is currently constructed. He is best coaching a Flyers or Bruins-type team, not a Vancouver, Toronto, or similar puck possession, dainty, and creative type team. So they either hired him knowing they were going to break up the gang and rebuild, or they are just stupid.
3 weeks ago on
@KevinTheNYRBlog @IhaveawaiteratMSG @DPSnotty @Say my Name Not the teensiest bit. Just funny as fricken hell :)
3 weeks, 4 days ago on
@DPSnotty @Say my Name Yeah, so uh .. about there being two dudes with water cascading over them and one guy soaping the other on my screen .. I, uh .. wait what? No no no, I don't want to attend your "pride" parade. Yeah, um, no..but thank you!
@DPSnotty No, that's me when I found out Mila Kunis was pregnant.
Goes to show the hatred wasn't theater. Avery and Brodeur really did hate each other. Probably the last gasp of the Devils/Rangers rivalry. Just not the same anymore with the Devils being a middling shootout-loss prone team, Brodeur likely retiring, and our style of play being less physical. Not to mention the Devils are older than dirt and probably due for a rebuild at some point without the benefit of a deep prospect pool.
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