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On Klein.... he has been punching way above his weight and good for him. Maybe this is the real Klein... I am happy for the guy, he deserves it... he deserves the accolades and I hope he keeps it up. Enough said.
9 hours, 31 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Everyone also dumps on Tanner Glass, but after watching him in Calgary, he does his job. I think many don't have a clue whether Tanner is good or not... they just pile on when someone critiques him. Tanner Glass is a role player. You can't just say "we want this person and that person, blah blah blah.... you just don't "get" players you want on the Rangers.... Glass was available, he is serviceable, so stop the whining... like little spoiled girls who need their toys! lols
9 hours, 33 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Let's see.. Kreider had impact, he just has to finish... Miller has looked the best... always goes to the net
Although Nash is scoring in buckets, I feel he still has more to give.... does not yet seem to dominate, but he is getting there and you can't complain about his production...
But when Nash is a beast, he is one of the best in the NHL... right now, he is damn good, but he can get better by driving even harder to the net.... I am not complaining, only observing his potential...
9 hours, 35 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Lundqvist does not look great... just very good, with gaffes from time to time, like that soft goal he allowed to let Carolina get ahead... sorry but Lundqvist has not been playing up to expectations.... he better get sharper and more consistent or else we will be ousted within two rounds in Eastern Conference finals, if we make it to the playoffs...
9 hours, 37 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
There is another stretch in a couple of weeks where we play on a Monday, then not again till Saturday! That is about four times already this season!!! Such a fucked up schedule....
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Many of the Rangers who we traded away have had great nights... look at Richards last night... Carcillo.... Callahan... Stralman.... all good seasons!!! ... and I'm sure Tutin, Dubinsky would be having great seasons too... Good for them!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Miller is good in spurts. Seems like the way to motivate him is to send him down when he starts playing poorly and bring him up when we need him! lols
Seriously.... let's keep him in the line-up.... and see if this time he sticks [100th time we have said this!].
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Whoooooaaaaa.... love how Miller Fast and Moore played today, but let's not get too excited too soon. The Flyers suck and they just could not match up against four lines.... even if Glass had been playing, he might have even had a hat trick vs. Philly!
Conversely, St. Louis was quiet as was Hagelin and Zucc... does that mean you take them out of the line up?! Perhaps Philly had shot it wad against our big guns, leaving their crap players to match up with our fourth line... In general, Philly is playing like an AHL team.... I predict Berube is fired before January.
Let's go with the same fourth line vs. Tampa, yes, but let's see how they play against a real NHL team, before we pop open the champagne!
As for Stemp vs. Duke.... Duke has been quiet for the past few games.... is it because poor chemistry with his line mates are, or is it that Duke is just not NHL ready? He does look like he needs to bulk up and have a bit more presence. He is streaky... when he is hot, boy, he is good.... but as of late, that has been too far and too few between.
Thoughts, ladies and gents....
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Talbot played very well, but it was against a hapless Flyers team.... they really have SUCKED... having said that, I hope they don't win today, lols... we are talking about the past only....
I still have hopes for the Duclair Hayes Hags line... such speed... seems like a good combination, but I wonder if they put a more veteran player with Duclair.... not sure what will spur him on....
@fs2020 It's Miller time! Time for a trade!
It would be nice to see Klein beat up Simmonds in front of the net.... great to see Duclair Hagelin and Hayes light it up.....
Happy post-Thanksgiving Massacre!!!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@dylonergan Would have been even better to get Boychuk!!!!
@gravey94 @JoeyKocur Keep dreamin'!
Imagine.... we make the playoffs... Lundqvist gets injured in the conference finals... we go into the Stanley Cup with an uproven goalie.... wouldn't that suck!
@gravey94 @JoeyKocur Hahaha
Many have written that the Oilers have a lot of "young guns" and a lot of good assets... if that is true, why do they suck so bad? I'm not sure I'd trade for anything up there. I don't want to become a team with a lot of loose pieces and a lot of young guns who suck when they play together...
I know the coach makes a difference, but could it be that all the coaches in Edomonton have been incompetent since Sather?!!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Billfrom Brookhaven I seem to recall Prust fighting with Klein in the earlier game in Montreal....
Again, it was Klein coming to the aid of Zucc, who had been checked near the boards...
Ladies and gents... this Klein guy is having impact... he can score and he has the back of his teammates he might not be big, but he is the kind of guy you want on your team.... tough like no defensemen since Beuk!!!!
Agree on your whole post.... I too, loved Klein stepping up in defense of Lundqvist....
Prust did NOT seem to intentionally knock Lundqvist over, but that's the price anyone pays for hitting your goalie... kudos for Klein to immediately go after Prust to make him "pay".
Duclair's assist... ridiculously skilled.... St. Louis.... well, that is why he is so damn dangerous.. scores on an innocent looking play and makes the Hab Emelin look like a peewee hockey player....
Nash, his backhander just had eyes through Tokarski's legs... it is just the bounces, as Nash would say.... Stepan, what a roofer... unstoppable by even Lundqvist.
D Moore.... he is awesome... like St. Louis, just a thorn on the side of the opponent... a hard, gritty clean player. Glad he is a Ranger... makes us forget the likes of Dubinsky....
Lucic was not ready with one glove still on, but that is not an excuse. Prout is tough. And if you're going to pussy foot around right before a fight, expect to get hit, which Lucic did. Next time you can bet Lucic will be ready as will Prout.
it seemed that after the fight not only did Prout hold Lucic up, he even seemed to be reasoning with Lucic and telling him that he fought fair and why the hell didn't Lucic protect himself... almost apologizing to Lucic...
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@J_CKfor30 Brooks is a reporter. His job is to find the truth.... He reflected Tortorella's style... when Tortorella was having a temper tantrum, Brooksie irritated him further!
You miss Tortorella's ENTERTAINMENT VALUE, not his presence as a coach on the bench...
He was entertaining in his immaturity and irritating disrespectful behavior... I like to laugh at him.... but to have him as a coach, FORGET IT....terrible role model....
Glad that he got what he deserved, which is unemployment as a coach in the NHL....
I turned the sound down on the game because I just did not want to hear about another Tampa goal.... unfortunately, I did not turn off my computer, because all I saw was Callahan and Stamkos celebrating over and over again.... a very depressing effort... we played like peewees... like we played in the first ten games of last season.... hope we can get our MOJO back.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
This is an excellent line-up of forwards.... our THIRD line looks awesome.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-vs-tampa-bay-duclair-in-mcdonagh-update.html
We sometimes forget that hockey is a business. Players come and go and salaries are "costs" related to generating "revenues" with winning a by product.
Often the most profitable teams do NOT make the Stanley Cup because they are poorly managed with cap busting salaries. So I don't blame Callahan for "Bolting" lols.... so to speak.
At the end of the day, winning isn't everything.... making money is.
Having said that, I do miss the gladiator days when players were loyal, rivalries intense and the game was on fire.... today, it is still a great game, but oh those were the days!!!!
Good story James.... it would be fantastic is Nash could crack 55 goals this season. I'd be very surprised and impressed... but other teams will start keying on him and I just hope that they don't start to take liberties with him... the best thing to do is get a guy like Matt Martin to ride shotgun for him from time to time against tougher opponents... the risk of Nash getting run again is high, given his effectiveness at scoring.... we must beware.... you heard this warning first on this blog!
@Zelrio He is not as good as he was years ago, of course, but if he does NOT have to play every game, then maybe he will have enough stamina and power to play hard in those fewer games than if he had to play every game.... that exhausted him and that is why the Devils cut him... they need d-men who can play every game.
Kaberle was a very good defenseman. Now, he is just getting old, but I do NOT think he is as bad as Wade Redden was... and Kaberle will NOT play every game.... if he plays once every four games, then he might be able to play like the shadow he was in his prime! Let's keep our fingers crossed.... good to have a hard playing Kaberle from time to time in the line up....
It is true.... we can rise to the occasion and beat some of the best teams in the NHL - Pittsburgh, Chicago, etc.... but then we tank against the low lifes like Edmonton and Toronto.... we just don't seem to get up to play cellar dwellers....
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Ladies and Gents.... if we send Duclair to the minors, we cannot recall him for the rest of the season.... isn't that right? It is a bigger decision than just sending him down for a few games to sharpen him up.
@boogiepicker Serviceable is not good enough to win in this league.
Love hearing our opinions, but I'm sure there are a lot of factors we just don't see from our perspective about whether Duclair should stay or be sent down.
Not sure how reasonable it is to assess Vingneault based on Google searches for fans comments, and then selecting only those comments that criticize him. I am sure there are plenty of comments that praise him for how he develops rookies. You don't hear that simply because the his success stories become NHL players and nothing more is said about it.
No coach is perfect. Everyone has their pros and cons. Moreover, Duclair his has pros and cons that we just don't see from where we sit.
Fine to critique Alan, but if we were standing in his shoes, I'm sure his decisions would make more sense. He is a damn good coach.
@IcyCup @KevinMccarthy Better work than sitting at home not making any money.
@stevmore Need a bit of toughness to counter STEVIE DOWNIE.... little twerp.
Good to see support for bringing up McIlrath.... we need EMOTION and ANGER more than anything else... if anything, we need to show the Penguins we are no pushovers.... Who else? Conner Allen??!! I think not.
@scrangersfan Absolutely... we need the emotion and anger.
@SmellyKisio Agree.... every time I see Fleury he is on some hockey blooper reel for letting in a ridiculously soft goal. He is unreliable.
Steve Downie is a pussy compared to Deryk Engelland. Engelland is one of the toughest fighters in the league, so if they wanted to be tough they would not have replaced him for a lightweight named Stevie wonder!!! Rinaldo is tougher than Downie any day of the week.
This may not be a popular comment, but I say bring back McIlrath.... he is not amazing, but neither are most of our D-men after the top four. What he does bring is passion, emotion and hatred... emotions we are so sorely lacking.
McIrath is serviceable. If he was not, I'd say leave him in the AHL because it is not worth bringing up just a tough guy with no skills.... but it's not like our other choices are Bobby Orr material.... McIlrath is not that much worse than Conner Allen but frankly, I'd rather see an emotional, tough guy who doesn't take crap from players running our goalies than a soft, average D-man who gets lulled into complacency.
If emotion and passion is what we need, let's bring up what we have, if it can do the job without sacrificing a lot.
Lethargic offense, as everyone was thinking about back checking to support a suspect defense.
Not a good effort at all. Absolutely no doubt that Kostka and Allen are AHL defensemen. We should be more competitive with Boyle and Moore back in the line-up. we have to compensate too much with only four decent caliber defensemen on our NHL roster.
The most valid comments are that we are only playing with three legitimate NHL D-men....
Let's face it.... our three other D-men are AHL/boarderline NHL..... no wonder we give up easy goals.... Talbot is NOT a disaster.. he he a decent goalie and it is not his fault that we lost last night's game.
Having said that.... if we are going to play AHL D-men, you might as well bring up Mac and let him beat the shit out of forwards who abuse our goaltenders .
@Nyrfaninvegas Duclair is skilled quick and has a great release, but he seems too fragile for the big leagues... I'm afraid when he goes into the corners, his gravity is just not enough... that guy must be about 165lbs vs. 200lbs + average D-men....
Even if Stepan returned, he would not be 100% and that is when you re-injure or injure something else... I don't mind that he sits a couple of games just to regain his form and fitness.... seeing him go down again because he was just not quite fit or favoring his leg would be a huge loss....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Kevin you did a great job with your news, commentary, player profiles and providing an exciting venue for catching opinions, no matter what they might be.... kudos to you... thanks so much.... and I hope you continue in some other capacity to cover and provide fans with a source of info or a place to gather to discuss [and cuss when frustrated!!!] the New York Rangers!!!
Thank you very much....
He probably has ten shirts that are exactly the same because they fit well and they are good luck.
Case closed. Anything else to report?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/breaking-news-anthony-duclair-only-owns-one-shirt.html
The Habs were flying... and that 2-0 breakaway... executed to perfection... let's give them credit where credit is due!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Good to see Klein step up and fight Prust.... Prust fights a lot more, but Klein held his own well.... Klein is a tough son of a bitch too.
@J_CKfor30 A bit harsh.... he is not THAT bad.... although I agree with you on the Carcillo comment... seems not so long ago, people were bashing Carcillo!