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wow when will the Pens finally give up on Fleury? ho many times does he have to hand over games and completely shit the bed like last night. doesn't matter how good you can be at times, this guy is clearly a head case.
59 minutes ago on
@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat @GiveGartneraCup he's perfect type of player for that size market. you're right. would love to get him back when he's ready
10 hours, 48 minutes ago on
What a disgrace. Right now, it is so obvious the league is against Carcillo, it's almost worth sitting him.
Kidding! But seriously, between this and the call where he literally did not even touch the guy??? WTF!?
10 hours, 50 minutes ago on
1 day, 8 hours ago on
Carcillo rules. You could hear him yell f you mother f'errrrrr at that fan. He's the new Avery, perfect for the playoffs. A difference maker and reed will be suspended for that cheap shot.
So pumped for next game, great team effort. Steal an was excellent tonight, 2 or 3 huge hits and held the blue line nicely
1 day, 9 hours ago on
Can we re-sign Cally after TB gets swept tonight?
1 day, 14 hours ago on
Good move, he'll draw even more PPs, and we're not losing a PP guy by sitting fast
1 day, 16 hours ago on
In like 3 years
Or you could mix up lines and get him with zucc, but that line is too good. Let's not forget Stepan has been on a tear, MSL is comin unto his own- that's gotta have at least something to do with Nash. Leave it be I guess- he needs a bounce tonight, get some confidence
1 day, 17 hours ago on
He didn't score every game, but the guy has not been bench-worthy by any stretch of the imagination. He had 9 gwg and fell just short of 30 despite missing a ton of games due to concussion. You see highlight reels of teams' best players scoring, and it's easy to think that's how they look on every shift, but they're not doing that on every shift-
How would he respond? I don't think you'd see any difference in his numbers, and I'm sure he'd give the same boring interview 99.9% of pro athletes give, regardless of the questions. But I think it would bum him out, mostly, and that's not how you want your most talented player to feel. Maybe if he's 22 and not responding, but this guy is a perennial all-star, playing good hockey. Yes he needs to finish more, but you really can't teach that- the best players simply create the most chances- a lot of finishing comes down to luck or how the goalie is playing that night.
1 day, 19 hours ago on
Not in the playoffs. If he was turning the puck over and being a liability as opposed to just not putting up numbers, maybe. That's why Richards was rightly scratched last year. Nash still draws the opponents best shadow, leaving room for zucc line to do its thing
@JoeyKocur you at least know what you're gonna get with Car Bomb
2 days, 13 hours ago on
Most Players Don't have great playoff stats. Half the teams make it, one team wins. He was stuck on a garbage team for 9 years. That said I think the league has about 4-6 too many teams.
I agree Nash needs to go to the net more but he was undeniably good today despite bit scoring and his career stats don't lie. I should say he is the most "talented" forward. By far, to be honest. He is. Our best forward, performance-wise now is zuccarello. There's room for improvement on any team, I'm just not ready to start heaping crap on a team with one of the best records in all of hockey through the past several months. Pretty much a 100
Point season, 2nd in division, despite a season of considerable adversity- hank with a rare off start, Nash concussion, traded cashahan.
I don't know how after a close playoff loss you can say this team is going nowhere. Did you think that after game one in which they dominated? This is a great team, enjoy it- they might suck in a few years when hank is old and stuck in his contract
3 days, 14 hours ago on
You asked. Ask any of the rangers who their best forward is and I guarantee they would all say Rick Nash. Anyone who would rather have Richards is clueless, in my book. And, btw, they are rose-colored glasses.
Rangers lose a one goal playoff game and people are jumping off cliffs. (Yes I know, not counting the empty netter).
3 days, 15 hours ago on
Agree- I don't think he was bad today but you need your goalie to be on fire to win almost any playoff game
3 days, 16 hours ago on
Oh I get it, you're an islander or devil fan trying to stir it up on this blog. Sorry for no playoffs or future for you
1st was D breakdown. We're used to him making those saves but come on it's their best player one on none
9 game winning goals this season. A franchise record.
False. The rangers have their best all around team in many many years. Since Gretzky is say. Good teams lose games, let's get over it and look forward to winning the next 3. Nash had a great game today and if you don't see that, I question your hockey knowledge.
It is hilarious to hear almost everyone turn on this team after one loss. So much complaining. We have a good team. That was a good playoff game. Refs were not the best but try to enjoy this
Not to mention Hank, McDonagh, Zucc, girardi- that's all Sather magic
3 days, 20 hours ago on
AV is a true pro and a players coach with one of the best coaching records in the league. When the team was down at first, it was easy to blame him, but gotta agree he gets the best from his players. Remember torts saying stuff like "we don't have enough talent to play a certain way"?? Who says that!?! An insecure, one-dimensional coach who was afraid of losing his job, and rightfully so.
3 days, 21 hours ago on
Heavy fines need to go against the salary cap in these cases, in addition to bigger suspensions. That will put an end to the bullshit really quickly. It's a team sport and each action should either hurt or help the team overall
4 days ago on
Gotta take advantage of Emory board's bad rebounds
4 days, 10 hours ago on
Yes! The man was MVP of the Swedish elite league and is a rising star that is rapidly gaining notice around the NHL. He could achieve superstar status if he continues to play this way and would be hands down favorite wherever he goes. Who could root against this guy? Another crown jewel in Sathers cap, still a notch below the McDonagh steal but getting right up there. Bravo to NYR for sticking with him as Zucc could wind up right up there with Graves, Giacomin etc as far as fan favorites go. I'd even go so far to give him the A next year, with McD getting the C.
5 days, 21 hours ago on
Good for Richards. I hope he has his best 6 weeks as a nyr. He should be psyched to get bought out right??? I mean think about all that money upfront, especially if he puts in a great playoffs and earns a decent contract somewhere else on top of it.
5 days, 23 hours ago on
Ridiculous rebounds! We just lobbed pucks off him and most times got another chance out of it. Nash perimeter may actually prove deadly when he suits up ha. He did almost score a doozy- woulda been highlight reel but shot wide. Anyway great satisfying win- both teams showed true colors
6 days ago on
This is how the rangers need to punish.
6 days, 10 hours ago on
Yes to all, especially statsny
6 days, 21 hours ago on
Gotta play to your strengths, and the rangers like any team I guess play best when each guy delivers his strengths- that includes zucc blending feisty and finesse, Nash going to the net at least every other shift, hank being hank, poo being their most effective power forward (wow), Step and Richards shooting rather than forcing passes and turning the puck over, etc..combine that with one of the best 4th lines and look out. We have good balance and an identity again finally, which is not as easy to pin down as 2 years ago's team, but I think that is a good thing. This is a much better team IMO and I can't wait til Thursday!!
1 week ago on
Really need Kreider back
1 week, 1 day ago on
He'll be bought out. Long as he doesn't get hurt, a good move overall by sather to give him one more year. Got 20 goals out of him and decent power play performance. But yeah, see ya
Good addition and glad to see us continue to build a team around a talented defensive core
This will keep philly wondering what lineup they will face, but I don't think miller plays unless they go down 2-0 in series
1 week, 2 days ago on
I'm guessing it'll actually start at 1230 to make room for Doc's drawn out explanations.
1 week, 3 days ago on
Talbot is awesome. Anyone looking for a starting goalie would have to consider him. Since he's approaching late 20s, he could become a blue chip in a trade for the rangers if ever needed. Tho I'd be happy to keep him too. Just have to weigh the options- 20 solid games from a backup or full season from whoever we get...
@Say my Name we polished a gem there. plus one for sather. that line could stay together and produce for years and years
1 week, 5 days ago on
@RangersForte yeah he turned out great.
@G there's always that one team that really ignites and starts firing on all cylanders come playoff time. and to be honest, despite the overall very commendable record this season, our best offensive players have not fully stepped up to the plate. if they can catch a wave now, look out.
Safe to assume the D and G will be there for us. Gonna all come down to the PP, and if Nash and MSL can be effective every shift
Nash's game winning goal was his 9th? A franchise record? Wow.
Can we just all agree to get behind the big man for the playoff push?
glad i taped and FF'd through this one. big night tho, home ice. no hank in montreal. no mcd in montreal.
bring it philly
1 week, 6 days ago on
@rangermom Sather drafted callahan right? Time will tell, but he also likely got the best years out of callahan. he then traded him for a lock future hall of famer who will have at least one 30 goal season with the rangers, at a much lower cost. great move.
Wish we could have kept him, but this was just smart buisiness by Sather.
If we'd paid him 6+ million for 6 years and 3 of the seasons were like this one?
Thats how you get fired as an unfirable GM
@Betweentheworlds you serve the team and the franchise before individual player demands. Why does everyone fawn over the legacy of Ryan Callahan so much? it's kind of insane. You'd think he was Messier and Graves love child who'd already won 3 cups and finished in the top 10 scoring or still played complete seasons... Of course he's a gutsy player who can score some, but I think we really over-mythologized him as soon as he was handed the ever-holy "C". It's called marketing, folks.
@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat @rangermom it's a thankless job really. if the team is winning, its the players and the coach, and you don't hear much about the GM. losing team? crucify the GM. honestly i think he's pulled off some great trades, and of course some clunkers. and the biggest clunker, he turned into his best. as for cap stuff, too early in the history of the cap to tell. listening to his team and hiring AV was very smart. With torts we miss the playoffs this year. With Eakins who the F knows??
@Hockey1982 @bk59 only time will tell. but can't argue with the fact that he was asking too much. you can get a little more edge for a lot cheaper. of course he brought more than that, but he priced himself out. period. i really think they'll have a very good chance at signing him for less this off-season.