I bleed blue
@johnpal What's the use? AV keeps such a tight leash on them it's almost as if they are on prozac. Then again, could it be that there is a Carcillo effect? I don't notice any more dirty hits on Stepan like in the beginning of the year.
8 hours, 37 minutes ago on Dorsett In For Carcillo; Lundqvist Starts
@mando24179 Never underestimate the stupidity of Vancouver's GM. Look at some of his personel decisions over the last 5 years. Firing AV was the best thing that could've happened for him, other than having to build here.
8 hours, 40 minutes ago on Dorsett In For Carcillo; Lundqvist Starts
@pkh33 Believe it or not, I think they're going to give him 3 years to "rebuild"
9 hours, 43 minutes ago on Dorsett In For Carcillo; Lundqvist Starts
Can AV ever tolerate having more than one tough guy in the lineup? (zucc not included lol)
9 hours, 46 minutes ago on Dorsett In For Carcillo; Lundqvist Starts
@JoeNYR The ice needs some maintenance. Also, I have boots he can shine.
9 hours, 56 minutes ago on Lack of Florida Taxes Could Mean Callahan Signing for Less in Tampa
Next season .. Staal as C, Girardi, McD, and Stepan get the A
10 hours, 1 minute ago on Lack of Florida Taxes Could Mean Callahan Signing for Less in Tampa
@johnnyb3910 They'll offer him a slight raise from his 4.25MM and 3 years if anything. And his agent will press for 6MM, and they'll tell him to GTF out.
10 hours, 2 minutes ago on Lack of Florida Taxes Could Mean Callahan Signing for Less in Tampa
@loneranger1 Trial run? I'd try him out if I were Tampa, just to see. They don't know him like we do.
10 hours, 4 minutes ago on Lack of Florida Taxes Could Mean Callahan Signing for Less in Tampa
@Say my Name Couldnt agree more. Would LOVE to have him back, but he's a 4-4.5MM third line and special teams guy who steps up in the playoffs and in the clutch in general. Serves as an intangibles guy, leader in the locker room, and can fill in on the second line if necessary (only in case of injury to a second liner. He's (hate to say this about him) not worth more than that.
10 hours, 6 minutes ago on Lack of Florida Taxes Could Mean Callahan Signing for Less in Tampa
That McDonagh guy seems pretty good. I know some people may disagree, but I think he might develop into a top pair D and a shutdown role. I know it sounds crazy, but I really like how he skates
13 hours, 5 minutes ago on Penalty Kill Leading the Way for Rangers
I'm not so hot on McCillrath anymore, unless someone knows something I don't. Connor Allen was ok from what I saw. Is he as tough? I have no idea, too small a sample from the one game I watched him play (which was fine .. mistake free, cleared the puck, seemed to know where to be) but no replacements on D as far as I can see. I'd say let him have 3mm, but extend it to 4 years. Anything else, use Diaz and see how Connor Allen develops.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Stralman Rejects 3-Year, $9M Extension Offer
Through spurts of this game, the Rangers showed what AV and Slats want this team to be. Too fast to get caught, too dynamic to be controlled for long stretches. It's fun to watch. The gaping flaw (by the way, all winning strategies have a gaping flaw) is when we do get pushed around, we collapse. Still need a couple of grinding forwards to round out the roster, but we are looking like a playoff team.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Rangers 3, Red Wings 0
@SpazzBrown Without those trades, no cup. But boy were the late nineties PAINFUL
I'd try and trade Staal, and fleece the Hurricanes in the process. Let's face it, he's one bruise away from career-altering disaster. I'd offer him up for a their most rugged forwards, draft picks, and a prospect. If they don't take it, fuggem
1 day, 14 hours ago on Staal Wants Extension Done This Summer; Interest in Dorsett; Sabres/Panthers to Pursue Callahan
It's tough losing a friend. Not the best analogy (because obviously our heros in uniform overseas should be given way more credit than hockey players) but when you are in the trenches with someone it's never easy to see them go. Call it bromance of the highest order. When you hurt, bruise, battle and bleed with someone, it creates a bond. Especially with their old bruising style of grinding it out, it creates an atmosphere of hard work and "we're in this together and I'll back you up NO MATTER WHAT". He embodied that, so he'll be missed. The players will get over it by working their way out of it.
4 days, 8 hours ago on Zuccarello to Likely Return; AV Says Defense Needs to Be Better; Callahan Hangover
Your last paragrpah says it better than I could, so I won't add anything. Except this post to say that I won't add anything.
5 days, 8 hours ago on Tying Up St. Louis for Callahan Loose Ends
In terms of the actual pace and quality of the game, this game was horrible to watch at the garden. Crowd had little to cheer for, besides the third period, all to see it go to the crapper in OT. One highlight of the night? They switched up the attempts to get the crowd into the game (no more "charge!" song or whatever its called). For me to mention that as a highlight of the gameplay experience? Bad. As for MSL, he was fun to watch, but too often the team looked listless and lacked heart.
5 days, 11 hours ago on Maple Leafs 3, Rangers 2, OT
@Hotfreak It will only give you a stomach ache.
6 days, 8 hours ago on Rangers Trade Callahan, Picks to Tampa for St. Louis
@TomDundie At least they're conditional, that was probably done last minute, but helped
6 days, 9 hours ago on Rangers Trade Callahan, Picks to Tampa for St. Louis
@KevinTheNYRBlog DOLAN DOLAN DOLAN, keep the money ROLLIN!