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Miller played well.he was involved and noticeable He took a penalty but it was in defence-he tripped St Louis as he was about to shoot point blank on goal
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers 4, Lightning 3
Zuccarello was a dominant player.He won the game for us.If he keeps playing like this he's better than Nash, Stepan Richards/He's even better than awesome Chris Krieder who was also a dominant player .He is spectacular, all the overinflated hype about the guy from Norway is suddenly believable.Sorry to gush but I'm taken aback at how good a player he is suddenly appearing to be.
Girardi trade and Callahan trade ? Oh yeah baby. That' s actually an awesome idea.Both gonna walk for nothin or handicap the future at some point(Cally is too injury prone and isn't going to get less fragile).Rangers gotta make this deal if they can. Now's the time.Optimal return for both.get a 1st round pick from Boston and Buffalo plus -OMG .We would have a new future.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Looking for Methot In Return for Del Zotto; Bruins Interested in Girardi?
At some point Rangers are going to have to string some wins together.That is going to require some good solid goal-tending .If that doesn't happen, we are going to be out of the picture.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Saturday (12/28/13) Headlines & Standings
Can only hope that Lundqvist gives up NO softies, and that everyone gives a good disciplined effort.If they can get something decent from both Nash and Stepan, and everyone else plays with the intensity they showed against Capitals for 60 full minutes, that's all I want to see right now. If he plays,Connor Allen is getting trial by fire. LGR!
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Stralman OK, Status Uncertain for Sunday
Nash is invisible, not acceptable.Concussion fears or even not feeling right?Agree on sitting him.Pouliot is pleasant surprise.Not surprised at all Hags is playing well, he should be playing better.He's a core player. Missed a lot of chances.Could of had a couple.Talbot has to have those- at least two of them.J.Moore has to defend better on that last goal.JT Miller. If he keeps this up he'll be major.Now he has to score some more.Stepan has to get his butt kicked by the coach.He has to be a lot better.Again he's a core player.He isn't playing like it.Callahan and Staal are missed. With them in the game, we win this.Lundqvist back next game.Cross fingers.Goalie situation not good right now.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Capitals 3, Rangers 2 (Conor Allen Recalled)
Its true he would be tough to play against, but to get good players you have to trade a good player.Even with Talbot looking ordinary tonight, I think moving on from Lundqvist is an idea that has to be considered.Ranger's need a very high draft pick and trading a great player is the only way to get that.Remember, goalies are replaceable-easier to find than elite forwards or defencemen.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on A Realistic Look At Why Lundqvist Is Struggling
The lines seemed real good.youth core players finding their game-Miller played well. Hagelin playing as he should. Brassard is excellent. Zuccarello is awesome..Feeing generous after a good win: Maybe Nash can get back some confidence and Richards and Stepan can start scoring a few more.The Caps are a good team.Whoever is in goal has to play at their best level.
12 months ago on Rangers 2, Maple Leafs 1, SO
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters. Rangers attacked and the youth core played beautifully, passing skating and making plays.Hagelin, Zuccarello, Brassard- outstanding.
12 months ago on Rangers 4, Wild 1
I was wrong about Krieder and now I am wrong about Torts. So I'm afraid to make a judgement about AV.Except this: this team is playing the New York Country Club game.Who's to blame for that? Finding that out is the first step.
1 year ago on Rangers Being Outworked
The only other 6'5 Ranger is "Diesel" McIIrath. so Avery must have been.
1 year ago on Islanders 5, Rangers 3
What gets me is that Sather makes assumptions .He assumes that Lundqvist is going to play better in the future and pays out an outrageous contract.At the time Lundqvist was playing poorly and because of that should have been offered less. If Lundqvist signs with someone else,because there are good goalies available,.we then sign another good goaltender to a less burdensome contract and use the money for other skilled players.Instead we are in dangerous waters and losing a year, possibly more.
1 year ago on Rangers vs. Islanders (Game 36)
Play Talbot 50% of the time. Lundqvist is not playing the level needed.He sits.IF Lundqvist doesn't play better, that is going to be a big problem.If thats the case.time is up on this season and we may as well start trading UFAs for rebuild picks, because getting a scoring forward isn't going to help enough.This team either has enough for Cup this year or its trade UFAs out to rent for picks.
1 year ago on Will The Real Rick Nash Please Stand Up
Richards has to be bought out-he is in decline..Nash will produce offence regularly year after year despite his struggles for a few years at least.We could try Joe Thornton as his center and that would probably solve the Nash situation.
Nash needs another goal scorer who can also set him up.Rangers gotta get a 20-30 goal scorer.He can't play double teamed every game.
Lol.Yoyo treatment for Miller.Staal must be on the way back-McIIrath can develop more now with good minutes.gonna be Interesting to see Kristo if he is brought up.
1 year ago on Possible Roster Moves Coming; AV Talks Kristo
They have shown some fight lately but have shown too many weaknesses at this point in the season .If they regress again -Here's the change: There's a few problems with this team.The roster problems are easiest to fix but they have to be recognized.1.The bad players have to go.be traded sent down whatever.2.Quality new players have to be brought in to replace at least the level or better of the bad players.Up from Hartford or elsewhere.3 the "OK" players who aren't playing brilliantly have to be let go or traded-they are doing more damage than appears.Replace with quality prospects or 1st round or 2nd round picks.The other major problems on this team are motivation, and management.Problems not easy to fix- Unless Dolan asks Sather to retire.
1 year ago on Dare I Say The Rangers Are Showing Resiliency
Other rookies make mistakes and don't get sat or sent back down.On this team thats what happens.We need McIIrath and Allen to be on the roster in a couple of months playing dependably.Hopefully Girardi will be replaced and MDZ traded by then also. Fast up Kristo up we coud have a much better younger team.
1 year ago on Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (SO)
Agree about Danny G.He is eminently tradeable.
Nash needs a dependable scorer who can also get him the puck.We arent likely to trade him so we must get him a complementary player who can finish.
Now give McIIrath some more ice time.I think he has the raw talent to be better than Falk and Moore this year-but he's got to be getting ice time to develop his game.Unsure and not as steady as the other two right now.It's clear he will get better.
Your both right.They should have enough about themselves to play right.But obviously something is not happening with them.No desperation.Laziness.Torts ragged them.But AV is distant.Don't trust this team-they'll let you down-garanteed.Using Hags as an example-always a go getter and puck hawk-now-except for last game-meh ok.That's unusual and it shows that some players are not finding the game within themselves . Theres a lot of players like that on this team right now.Only 4 or 5 are doing what you say and playing like they should.
1 year ago on McIlrath Likely Out vs. Pens; Lundqvist Gets 7th Straight Start
What ever.This team has to have hustle and fire.AV has to wake them up.I think thats on him.
AV talking about Hagelin: lol :If Hags gets out of his slump or lazy play or whatever, AV s going to realize he has a 2nd or 1st line player there. Deja vu.
It would be stupid to trade a first round pick in a year we should be accumulating good picks and prospects for our own UFA's and recycling .We either start to win soon and get to the cup with this team or rebuild.
1 year ago on Avalanche Interested in Del Zotto?
He's fought some real tough guys now:Brett Gallant, McGrattan I think McGrattan just wanted to check out how tough McIIrath was. McIIrath's going to get that now that he's the new tough guy on the scene.Other heavyweights are going to want to fight him just to see how good a fighter he is.
It''ll be good for the Rangers cause he won't be getting embarrassed like Boyle.maybe It'll spark some more wins.
1 year ago on McIlrath Punches The Biggest Guy In The Room
hell it wasn't that bad and I'm not even trying to defend the fact he clearly lost the fight.he got Mcgraton smack in the face at least once that I saw
1 year ago on Rangers vs. Flames (Game 34)
Held his own.Not a beating. landed some Mcratton clearly won but Diesel got some good punches in.
Tthe Rangers should let all their UFA's be traded at the deadline or let walk except for Stralman. Its time to move on because none of them are elite players and the youth movement should continue.Callahan Girardi Boyle can all get good returns in picks or prospects for rentals.It would be a big mistake to resign Callahan or Girardi -the longer the term the bigger the mistake.Seriously big mistake.Just keep the prospects moving up and if AV has to be replaced then that's what happens and there's a new coach.But the team still has youth skill and ability to add players as needed.Rangers can't fall back into the trap of a roster of old has beens even if they're homegrown and popular has beens..We can get back to the Eastern Final soon if we follow the prospect path as before.
1 year ago on Sabres Could Make Run At Callahan If Not Extended By Rangers
Evander Kane is a good skilled solid NHLer who would love playing in the Big Apple rather than Winterpeg. Kreider really looks good this year and IF he reaches his potential -its higher than Kane's but Evander Kane's is still real high. Stepan is a potential really high scorer so that is also problematic-he has a lot of critics but man, he can silence them quickly-a real good player.Overall we dont want to destroy the positive things on our team to get a good player.But if we can get Kane affordably without destroying the Rangers its good
1 year ago on Rangers Making Inquires About Evander Kane?
I think the problem is AV managing the team.These guys apparently need someone to stand in the locker room between periods and call them out or provide them with quick instructions as to what to do next.I don't know if anyone is doing that-maybe they are just sitting there with no clue trying to get themselves going.AV seems like a hands off type of coach-let them follow the game plan.All speculation but they seem really disjointed and disorganized on the ice when they are down a goal.Maybe they need speeches and call outs between periods.They don't have a strong enough leader to do that themselves-no Mark Messier in the room -so the coach has to fill that role.Does AV do that?If he doesn't maybe he should try.
1 year ago on Vigneault Knew What He Was Getting Into
Hope he doesn't rush back before he's ready.He's had bad luck-should take no chances.
1 year ago on Staal Doing Well, Still No Timetable
Just hope he solves his issues soon.Bad goals are killing a team that is "fragile" as Stepan says.Heck, they are tough on any team that hopes to make the playoffs.
1 year ago on Lundqvist, Rangers Need to Start Having Fun Again
He's been one of the Ranger's best playmakers and passers.He hasn't shot enough.As far as his overall rating in the NHL.He is just a good player and not elite.There are a lot of truly amazing players in the NHL.
1 year ago on Blue Jackets 4, Rangers 2
@RangerGuy99 I hate listening to him,he always goes on and on about how great the opponent players are.I actually turn off the sound sometimes.
1 year ago on Del Zotto/Vigneault Still Not on Same Page
Home grown 2nd/3rd liner.Hard working, good shot from the dots in and goes to the front of the net for screens deflections and greasy goals.Above average but not elite.Not a resign,because he's gonna command too much dough, because of injuries and he's not consistent enough.He's replaceable. and should be replaced, but he's a great player-just not for the Rangers next year.Time for Rangers to move him out after hes healthy and get something in return..
1 year ago on Callahan Has Had A Plethora of Injuries
He'll be OK.And he knows how to retaliate,plenty of experience
1 year ago on Rangers Recall McIlrath
No worries. He can play responsible D at NHL level.
Plus finally some non goon protection for Rangers players.
Time to start thinking trades and first round picks.Lots of tradeable players on this roster.The UFA's especially.Time to bring up some more players from Hartford and get them used to AV's system.
1 year ago on Rangers vs. Devils (Game 30)
If Staal is out does- McIIrath get the call? Might be a change the team needs.
Talbot goes in net more now.He's back up but what are you going to do? Gotta have netminding.
Something to remember is Cally is not going to become a better player than he already is and would most likely start to decline at the end of a contract.Young players coming up are going to get better so that is also part of the picture.Therefore a five year contract if he is resigned is the way to go.He's an ok player, a 2nd/3rd liner with a pretty good shot.and thats it. He's not a superstar.The rest of the UFA's can walk except for a couple- Straalman and Boyle if they don't ask for much of an increase.They've been playing ok.Oh yeah D Moore has been ok too
1 year ago on Now That Lundqvist Is Signed Who's Next?
I was referring to the 2 previous posts about AV defencemen comments but yeah its off topic
1 year ago on Rangers Call Up J.T. Miller
Staal is a disappointment this year and I am comparing to before his eye injury-AV didn't see him play at that time.Its a real decrease for Staal .Sad and disappointing.I hope he can get back to where he was. Dan Girardi is done with this new system -trade him. He should be finished with the Rangers with UFA on its way.Get something for him and trade him -bring up McIllrath..Moore has speed and its good for him to develop in AV's system where he can utilize that more than Tort's.
JT Miller will bring heart and soul and no stupid penalties but his giveaways-yikes.He needs to work on his scoring so I was hoping he'd stay in Hartford to get that tuned up. Otherwise,tho he is better than Poulliot and Pyatt plus he is only going to improve every game played.
What I like about Nash is that he's deadly.He's one of those players that's around the net and suddenly Bingo! the pucks in the net.
1 year ago on Nash Took Vigneault's Challenge Personally
Healthy Nash= advantage Rangers.
Keep fingers crossed.
Callahan must be injured or way out of game shape.He seems to be struggling to get in the game.He is useless right now. Hagelin is not his usual self either as far as that goes.Must be a reason at this point -laziness? not healed up? As for Brassard-hes not playing as good as we've seen him, but he isn't nearly as much of a problem as Cally and Hags.
1 year ago on Rangers 3, Sabres 1
@Say my Name @teemuNYR if it turns your crank , fine with me.
1 year ago on Rangers @ Sabres (Game 29)