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In what world is derrick brassard worth 5 mil a year?!
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Wow. A lot to digest here.
1. Don't blow your lid on the numbers being bandied about during negotiations. They ask for the stars so they can settle on the moon.
2. We overpaid Girardi BIG TIME. Everyone knew it when we did it.
3. Girardi has a no movement clause
4. Staal has never said he wanted to leave new York. Has only said he would love for his bros to join him here
5. Tanner glass at 1.5 looking real good right now
6. All of the rfa's are tradable assets. If brass gets 5 mil per he's as good as gone.
7. Would any of us really be that upset if zucc and kreider signed 4 tear 16 mil deals?! I wouldn't
8. John Moore is vastly underrated
9. Cam talbot mark Staal and Derrick brassard at least get the penguins to answer the phone for geno?
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
every free agent was once a rookie... give the kids a chance!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
the blackhawks are genius. the cap will continue to rise year by year. you lock up two of the top 5 players in the league for the duration of their prime. you are in win now mode for the next two years, while selling your aging "stars" to the highest bidder for young up-and-comers--plural. Sharp is ok, but hes so overvalued. Who isnt going to score 30 on a line with toews and kane?! seabrook is old, and benefits greatly from playing with keith. barring a catastrophic injury to any of the big three, this team is poised to content for the next decade. remember when everyone said versteeg and bueflglin were going to be huge loses?! these hoes aint loyal...
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Is adam st ranger fan?
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/the-clear-cut-case-of-tanner-glass-hes-not-good-at-hockey.html
Adams articles are always 200 words too long...he wants us to appreciate his intelligence not his content. Rookie mistake. He'll get better with time
We are so up against the cap I'm already hoping this guy lands in the ahl. 1.5 for a guy that's going to play 11 minutes a night?!
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I actually tend to agree with boyle. I would have loved to see him on the power play. You don't need to take the guy off the 4th line or pk. But throw him a bone and put his big body in front of the keeper! I love how Boston and lak run their pk. 1 point. 2 slots and TWO big bodies in front of net. All they do is throw the puck on goal and inevitably it gets redirected somewhere in front. Plus the pk has to keep two guys low which opens up room for your snipers. I would have loved to see mcD as our point. Marty brass Stef and Nash rotating as the circle wingers and ck, poops and boyle BOTH parked in front of net. :( oh well
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
ive mentioned this before, but I actually work in a player development capacity for another sport. it is every organizations goal to identify, develop and promote talent from within. Especially in salary cap sports you cannot be paying for the production from the upside of an athletes bell curve, and receive the production on the downside of that bell curve. you can hide one guy like that and preach his intangibles--see richards, brad. But anymore than one and it turns into a disaster quick (see gomez, scott, drury, chris, redden, wade) ......That being said, you have to have a leadership group in tact that is able to identify talent, AND DEVELOP it. It seems simple enough but it is really, really not. it takes a special coach that can evenly divide his time and talents to game planning, game management, and player development. You look at the wunderkin Theo epstein... in boston he ruled the world. greatest mind the game had ever seen...now with the cubs? not so much.... but you look at tito francona... won with the phillies, won with the sox, winning with cleveland.... you look at guys like buck showalter, guys like jimmy leyland. they are great game managers...but they also bring a support staff and a SYSTEM with them that allows players to find their role and execute in ways that help the team develop. I see kind of that teaching mentality in AV. How many guys progressed throughout the season? the whole team basically? how many guys had career years?half of the team? that shows me this guy has a plan. he knows how to effectively evaluate, identify and implement the assets at his disposal. to make a short story long... i wouldnt feel comfortbale with an all out youth movement with most guys... with AV i would. It seems to fit his skill set.
Looks like he dies his dirty work in front of net! Bring him up tomorrow!
This should have been a one word article... "retain"
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Lot of talk about thornton. Guy can't skate. Going to be very hard to find a guy that can skate and plays a physical game, because remember, this is only year one of AV transition. I love the arguments all the time about needing heavyweights needing enforcers needing size. It's the same thing going on in football. Do you need a between the tackles back anymore? Or do you go shotgun spread, read option? What's more effective the ground and pound or the run and shoot?! Soft 6 back zone blankets or 3-4 bump and run pressure defences?! Truth is there's merit to both. Seattle went 1980's football this year and won out. Giants twice before that. Ravens. 49ers. Power football. Big physical agreesive players. But then there's green bay. New orleans. Denver. New England and probably Philly this year. Run and shoot. Bend but don't break. It's ideological differences. Honestly no right or wrong answer. It's about identifying talent for your system. Developing talent within your system and then executing your system. Our system is speed, agility, volume possession and volume shots. Don't be surprised if you see staal or Girardi traded for more of a Brian Campbell type. Don't be surprised if the blue shirts make a run at a versteeg not an iginla. Etc etc.
The bobs would like a word with you in their office Rick... http://youtu.be/HNcM4YjzgHY
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Richards is a great leader! ...put him in a suit on the bench and let jt miller or lindberg try their hands with stoll carter and Kopitar! Richards has been painful to watch in this series.
There's no way miller or Lindberg is worse than Richards. Zero. Chance. Buy him out tomorrow!
Has Richards already retired?! Or is playing on broken legs?
All over but the crying gents
Brad Richards is completely out of gas. Has been worse than awful the past two games.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I know right. Marcel Hossa all over again...
You notice he's on the left wing in most of those goals?
I keep watching the Nash highlight real I posted getting madder and madder when I realized... nearly all of those goals came off the left wing where he used his big body to shield the puck. When did he switch to right wing?! Makes no sense. Wastes his size when he just gets stick checked all day. Switch krieder and Nash. Krieders speed should be on steps forehand anyway and you don't need to worry about a stick check when you're behind the d!!
This video makes me so angry I could punch a baby in the face! !!!
What in THE FUCK happened to this guy?! The speed. The strength on the puck. The long hair. The cockiness. He's beating zdeno fucking Chara one on one and potting top cheese off the backhand in this vid!! Tonight he didn't get a shot of on a 3 on 1!! Wtf?! The quiet demeanor. The short hair cut. It's like rick Vaughn major league two! We got corporate selke nash!! I want cocky sniper bash!! Arghhhhh!! http://youtu.be/PKUsFdZanZY
Wow. You've thought me well. We basically had the same recap! Lol. Can you check the stats for the Rangers in the long shift periods? I feel like they get outscored at least 2:1
1 am and no recap to get me through the night shift. So I'll grab the rope for Kevin here.
1. Girardi shit the bed. No doubt. But Dom moore had an open net and didn't have his stick down. Marty and hags were both stoned on breakaways. Nash is the only 8 million player in history to get caught from behind and not get a shot off on a 3 on 1. Game should have been 3-0 and 4-2 heading into third.
2. Richards on the point on the PP is not only embarrassing it's a flat out liability
3. McD and Stralman were the only d-men worth their salt in this game. What has happened to staal's game?!
4. Quietly zuccarello has come back down to earth. Trying to do wayyyy too much every shift for multiple games now.
5.its never discussed but the Rangers SUCK with the long change. I'd bet dollars to donuts their second periods are by far their worst. And same goes for 1st overtimes with the long change. Martys lucky bounce vs mtl included. We were getting dominated that entire period before that.
Hank was great. And it's only one game. But they better stiffen up the back end and pot their chances or this is done by next saturday. Inexcusable for them to look like the tired team
Girardi closes out a shit game in style
Calm down. Now is not the time for fear....That comes later
Why does nash suck so hard?!
Last 13 minutes I don't want stralman or mcd to leave the ice!!
Gabby with AV would have scored 50
Stralman. Especially with Diaz girardi and staal playing like shit
Stralmans been our best player tonight. Hands down
My Thoughts exactly
We miss John moores size and skating.... wow that was weird to write
Should be 5-2. Fuckkkkkkkkkk
there could have been 3-0... :(
Staal just got bitched that whole shift. Let's go. Muscle up back there
Holy ducking hags!!!
Poops a lot after his first offensive zone penalty. ..
In fairness.... he DID get the mountain to confess... soooo he had that going for him... which is nice
If this matters we're up a river of defecation sans paddles.
Hey lauren b.... how u doin? ;)
"Cotton needs new shorts!" -Pepper Brooks
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/stanley-cup-trailer.html
He's definitely helped salvage Rick "selke" nash's post-season that's for sure
By the way how ironic. Nielson is just like av and Keenan is just like torts. Opposite action this time around
It worked and it was awesome. But of we are looking at it objectively. ..especially in retrospect. Those are some awful hockey trades. That 94 team got old in a hurry. By 96 half of them were out of the league.
The good old days of expense accounts!!