I bleed blue
@wherewasi @IhaveawaiteratMSG Commandment 11: Thou shalt know thy "there/their/they're"
2 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@betweentheworlds @IhaveawaiteratMSG @_Jack @Picaz77 Sorry, what? I was looking at pictures of Tanner Glass' mullet. When that happens my brain shuts down. I think his mullet, on a squirrel that is marching on our enemies, could possibly rival Godzilla in strength, and surely beat him in the looks department, hands down.
@betweentheworlds @_Jack @Picaz77 I swear if it weren't for how much I love his Saskatchewan mullet, I'd blame him for all that is wrong with this team.
2 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Dear Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) .. Their*
From America, with no love
3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Craptin McDonqvist Score many goals, he will ....
3 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Craptin McDonqvist After the thunder, comes the rain
@Say my Name @Craptin McDonqvist My gf hates Jagr. She does her "Eastern European" voice and says things like "I am YAHGUR. I Butt-check you and lose puck. Me? I no score goals no more. I Butt-check and make move."
3 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
As it should be
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2010-articles/no-chance-of-winter-classic-at-citi.html
As for Antoine Vermette (since he keeps being mentioned) I like him. He is a smaller Brian Boyle, in that he is a third/fourth line center on a good team, does good work along the boards, is gritty, can kill penalties and he chips in goals. He also seems to up his game in the playoffs. I would love to have him. Two things .. he's 3.75 MM a year. We don't have the room. Also, his contract expires this year, so he's a rental. All you people who want to get rid of JT Miller and get Vermette .. just be clear that you are arguing that we sacrifice long-term future talent for current, aging talent. That's fine if that is what you want, but be honest about it.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/open-thread-1211-is-jt-miller-being-showcased.html
I think Hags is being shopped, not JT. Fast is Hag's replacement, and JT Miller is the answer to who the hell we put on the fourth line next to D. Moore so that it doesn't suck. Glass is a PK and middleweight, get over it. Yes he's not an offensive player. The Rangers decided to use a roster spot on a middleweight. It is what it is. All the more reason you have a skill/grit guy next to Moore (worked with Carcillo didn't it?)
@Gorangers0525 I mean, how about that Klein?! Someone buy Sather a whore for somehow pulling off that trade! I'll chip in extra so he can wear a Tarzan outfit and make her call him Sather tooth tiger. That's how much I want to thank him for that trade.
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Say my Name @betweentheworlds @Hotfreak Nash's scoring with the physical beast-mode of Klein. Clone that. I mean, how about that Klein?! Someone buy Sather a whore for somehow pulling off that trade! I'll chip in extra so he can wear a Tarzan outfit and make her call him Sather tooth tiger. That's how much I want to thank him for that trade.
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-4-penguins-3-ot.html
@frankenfoote The air was taken out of the baloon once Kevin left. It'll pick back up once the Rangers start doing exciting things on a more consistent basis.
Bortuzzo is an a-hole
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@BrinaGu3 @JoeyKocur Not keeping Carcillo was idiotic
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@gravey94 Time for a little revenge. St. Louis needs to light up Tampa like Cally and co. lit up the Garden. Turnabout is fair play, snitches!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Craptin McDonqvist In that case, I pray for boredom
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@gravey94 I would say that Talbot would be a starter on most teams. He's very marketable. I would hate to lose him, but I would say he's worth a first round pick, or a second round pick and a gritty forward.
What needs would you look for? I think we have balanced scoring, defensive depth (even though I'm still pissed we lost stralman. MAN do I hate the salary cap lol) and good overall bottom six guys. Personally, I would stack the 4th line back up, which can be done rather cheaply.
Their rise was inevitable. They have too much talent not to. The main reason it was taking a while was injury, and lack of chemistry on the lines because they were constantly (and necessarily) shuffled. So much of what AV expects of his players is based on creativity. That only happens when you have a grasp of what the rest of your linemates can do, and what their tendencies are (good or bad).
The team is developing chemistry, and within a month we will have a better idea of what we are, and what we are not. Then we can see if what we are "not" can be addressed at the trade deadline (let's face it, we wouldn't have been a cup team without the offensive punch of St. Louis, defensive depth the Klein trade gave us, and the grit and skill Carcillo leant to the 4th line)
Love watching St. Louis do all the things he used to do to us but to other teams.
@DP_Snotty @Gorangers0525 @Bleed_the_freak Dude, you're burying the lead. The fight had nothing to do with hockey. Before the game, Martin Brodeur said unicorns and griffins were the toughest of all the animals. Shocked, Torts and the Ranger team felt the need to assert the superiority of squirrels. To drive the point home that squirrels are, first of all, real, and secondly, tougher than characters that are more suited to children's shows, the Rangers felt the need to kick some ass.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Gorangers0525 @FireSather I think he would be good for a team like Edmonton. Lot of young, inexperienced prima donnas that rack-a-disaprin. You get some grinders in the off season, a veteran or two, and hire Torts. They'll be a playoff team immediately, then get tired of him and hire a player coach, but the youngins will develop in the meantime.
I guess he's just a stop-gap coach.
I miss Torts and those years in a sentimental kind of way. Liked the battle level of those teams, and it was the last gasp of the Rangers/Devils rivalry. He helped develop really good D-men and two-way forwards. But he's a dinosaur, and that will become more evident as time goes by. It's like when grandpa finally gives up the family business and everyone is nostalgic at first ("they don't make 'em like that anymore!" and "well now what are we gonna do?") But when the dust settles you see what can be rather than what was. AV was the best coach to get fired in the last 5 years in the NHL. Sather knew it. It would have been stupid not to grab him ASAP.
The press conferences, however, will never be topped.
The one-two punch of grit and hard work last year of Moore/Boyle was something of beauty. They even had offensive upside! Now Moore is by himself (basically) on that fourth line, but he pitches in on other lines well when he has to, he can move the puck, makes great decisions, and since returning to the 4th line, it looks way better. He even makes the fancy stat people happy. He's the consensus candidate!
Why is it gospel that ties hurt the sport?
10 min overtime, 2 points to the victor, otherwise you both get 0? Just spitballin' here. Would suck though, not getting any points. Maybe half a point?
I don't know why, I just don't like the idea of 3 points. It's getting silly.
@KevinMccarthy @ATCRyan Overtime after overtime wears down the players, increases injuries.
Tanner Glass scoring would indeed cause the blogosphere to implode. For the sake of the very fiber of our universe, he is left goalless.
@rangermom @brian2686 I like your style. I used to coach, and did something similar. The headline was "lowest scoring team in the league". Next game, offensive output doubled.
@Gorangers0525 I can't really disagree with that. I had google alerts all summer for Carcillo. I was shocked they didn't re-sign him. I think sometimes these guys sitting in team offices are so smart they're stupid.
@J_CKfor30 I'm torn. On the one hand, our D plays tighter in front of Talbot sometimes, and Hank has looked somewhat shaky (not entirely his fault). But .. you almost want to give Hank a chance to fight out of a slump too. I don't know what the right call is, honestly.
@Gorangers0525 @IhaveawaiteratMSG I know we won't get anyone back from the lightning, but I thought I'd have a little fun.
Yano, funny enough ... Glass is marketable to the right coach. You could ship him off to a defensive "old time hockey" coach that thinks he needs muscle, like Queneville in Chicago. So you're on to something there. As for his contract, I'll leave it to Sather's magic. He somehow got rid of Del Zotto. I think he can handle Glass if need be. That being said I don't think it's Glass that's the problem, but if we could get players or trade picks, I'm not averse to moving him.
@Gorangers0525 Just one of many scary developments. But if last year is any indication, he'll get his bite back.
@Purinton @RangersForte @J_CKfor30 I have purchased double my weekly allotment of liquor in preperation for exactly that.
@Gorangers0525 @IhateGaborik @J_CKfor30 Agreed, although Zucc looks better when he is with Brass, he still has been good. Kreider is playing scared of developing a rep as a goon, I think.
I'm worried about this team. Without the defensive depth we had last year (sorry, Hunwick ain't Stralman) and without the grit (no more Boyle, Carcillo, or Dorsett) we have become a team that can skate a whole lot. Problem is we are burning all our energy on D, and playing on our heels. Seeing Boyle in a Lightening jersey plowing ahead and fighting for pucks reminded us how important all those little things are.
We will continue to either dazzle our opponents with speed, or crumble under sustained pressure, since we no longer have the depth to grind out a tight win. And last year's team certainly was no grinder-type team, but when it had to it played perfect defensive games (Game 6 of the ECF comes to mind, even Montreal Coach "divin'" Therrien said it was perfect) We are no longer that team.
How to solve? Make Chicago an offer it can't refuse to get Carcillo back, kidnap Stralman, shave his head and beard and call him Staalman (and threaten that if he tells anyone we will suffocate his pets), and have Steve Yzerman make Boyle wear an LA Kings jersey to taunt him into asking for a trade.
In the even none of my suggestions work, I suggest we brace ourselves for one effed up season.
Classy thing ya did there re: Gordie Howe.
@JMK8363 I agree with you on the lines. Two couples should never be broken up...Brass and Zucc, and MSL and Nash. They consistently have shown they can read each other's minds. It's a thing of beauty to hear them skate without even having to yell, because they always know where the other will be. Step centers line 1, with Nash and St. Louis. Brass gets line 2 with Zucc and Kreids. 3rd and 4th you can play a little, but not much. I like your combos, but I think Hags and Stemp are interchangeable, depending on which team you're up against.
As for the D, we really need to find our bearings. Sometimes we get surprise contributions (Hunwick) other times we look like peewee hockey. I really don't want to see this keep happening every year.
Final note on D ... last year trading for Klein finally solved our D problems. What will have to be done this year? We have no magic rabbits to pull out of Sather's hat. Scary.
@Chris M I hate to agree, but I agree. Adding the Ranger depth that they have has rounded out their attack.
@scrangersfan Yeah but look at what happened to Marv Albert
Maloney was indeed honest. Let's hope he wasn't so honest that he gets fired. Let's remember the gag order imposed by Dolan.
Gutless effort. Disgusting. Later gang, I have a date with a bottle of scotch.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-vs-tampa-bay-duclair-in-mcdonagh-update.html
Ok, I have a theory. The Rangers are actually taking the night off. What's on the ice now is actually hockey robots. That explains the lack of emotion.
@Say my Name Now that Adam is gone, it could just be that he melded with his one shirt. But, since Adam was the one on the case, we may never know.
@leftwingbarbara Those crazy ECHL ers lol
@Say my Name Horrible effort on our part, it's pathetic. But hey, at least we know we haven't entered an alternate reality. Since when do we not get slapped by former teammates the first time they come back. At least Marty scored one on them. And as an eternal optimist, I'll just keep throwing vibes out there that this isn't Tampa, its actually San Jose.
@Hotfreak @IhaveawaiteratMSG @Gorangers0525 You know shit is weird when Hotfreak is the voice of reason :) Good to see ya still posting. And yeah, your point is taken.
@IcyCup @IhaveawaiteratMSG point taken, Icy.