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@J_CKfor30 Good observation jack off.... too bad they are few and far between!
2 hours, 26 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@J_CKfor30 Wow, what a comment... seems like you were not even born ten years ago, and don't even exist now! Do you even know what leadership means?
2 hours, 27 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@J_CKfor30 Letang no longer has a supporting cast... he is a very good player, but he can't do it alone... and other teams are targeting him... so he is becoming more and more injury prone.
12 hours, 58 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@DP_Snotty Nice Snotty, but don't you think that is overkill???
Actually, I'll throw this idea into the blog, since it is just a blog.... We need leadership.... love McDonagh, but he is not what we need as a leader.... as an all star defenseman with great skill, speed and heart, yes.... as a leader no.
I remember Messier almost "willing" victories versus the Devils and Vancouver in our 1994 Stanley Cup run..... now that was a leader.... his intense glare, intense play and determination were infectious and while he did not fight much, the other team was terrified at what he could do "legally" to "hurt" them. Messier was a nasty, Gordie Howe-type player who would do anything to win... he was the toughest player I have ever watched..... what a leader....
If he had faced off against Subban instead of Kreider last night... Subban would have lost all his front teeth and Messier probably would not have even got a penalty.
13 hours, 4 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
We are loaded with lightweight "skill" players: St. Louis, Hagelin, Zucc, etc.....maybe some of you are right.... maybe bringing in Malone is at least a step in the right direction... otherwise we are just a highly skilled 1980s Euro team playing in today's NHL.
15 hours, 44 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@CantAffordAvatar Our team is good, yes, but not quite the growl of 1994 with Messier, Graves, Tikkanen, etc....
We are missing snarl and presence... something the Islanders and Bruins have and something any team that wants to get through the East needs.
15 hours, 49 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
We'll have a good run to the playoffs and probably make it.... but it's not going to be a cake walk against Tampa, Boston or New York Islanders.... we are just not tough enough when it counts... I'm not talking about being big and brutal, but honestly..... we have ZERO grit except hard luck Tanner Glass, who most here think sucks.
But Sather knows this, unless he suffers from Alzheimers... hell he brought us John Scott and Derek Boogaard in the second half of the season because he knows that is when teams beat each other up..... he'll do something for sure....
2 days, 1 hour ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Put JT Miller with Kreider and Nash and create the most disruptive dangerous go the net line in hockey today...acquire Chris Neil and get the best tough guy in the game today, who will always stick up for his teammates and NOT be a liability on the ice.... acquire Brenden Dillon so we don't have to look like a bunch of pansyies in front of our net and risk Lundqvist getting seriously injured....
That is all!!!!
2 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Say my Name I completely agree with your comments... Miller to the bench? The guy seems to be the only one driving to the net and trying to make things happen... he is a disrupter and unpredictable [in a good way] so that he drives opponents crazy...
Chris Neil.... he has got to be one of the best, if not the best tough guys who can play and who sticks up for his teammates. He also does not take stupid penalties... a tough guy who thinks and can play...
Glass must have been the best we could have acquired at the time, and maybe Sather feared that we would end up getting no one who could play the role of a gritty player... whatever the case, we will need a couple of these players at this time of year - just look at last night Pittsburgh Washington free brawl...
2 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Interesting how only a few trades have TOTALLY turned around the Islanders.... for the past decade they have ben the laughing stock of the NHL... always imploding and being decimated at the wrong time by injuries... frankly, they can beat the Bruins with their line up.....
We are also very good, but we lack toughness. That is why I go on and on about Neil and Brenden Dillon.... not that those two will get us over the top, but damn, we gotta get some balls out there... hockey is a game of skills, speed hitting and INTIMIDATION... and frankly, we have zero intimidation.... just get us some so that we can compete with the big boys come May.
3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Okay, now this is just a thought.... I know we should not be tearing our hair out just because of one loss... our team is still very very good.... we just act like scared pussies from time to time....when we are BOLD we play with guts and courage and damn WE ARE GOOD!!! .. but against tougher teams we look like total losers. So, here is ONE small proposal.
Let's trade for Chris Neil. No, he is not skilled nor can he take draws, but he plays with guts and is hard as nails. If he comes cheap, we should grab him. We need a player like him, like we needed Prust or the other Chris - Chris Nilan.... Neil is a guy who won't make mistakes and when it comes to sticking up for his teammates, I'd argue that Neil is one of the best in the NHL. It is OUTRAGEOUS how we get pushed around in front of our own net and seem to shy away from bigger fowards. Hell, we had more shots than the Islanders, but where were we to cash in on the rebounds? Probably skating away from the net hoping that the rebounds would go off their defensemen into the net....
3 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@GiveGartneraCup Tanner Glass is the least of our worries... hell WE CAN"T SCORE vs. teams like the Isles.... how are we going to get past them???
3 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@_Jack I, too, started surfing other shows on TV when the Isles were up.... can't stand the Coliseum crowd.
@4tonynoluck We did NOT look like a team that went to the Stanley Cup finals... but then again, the Kings don't look so hot either!!!
McDonagh.... yes, I think we all of agree that he has had better games than last night... I wonder if the pressure to be a leader is too much? He is a great talent, but is he a great leader? Leads by example, plays terrific when he is on his game, but is he inspirational and can he give content rich advice on how the forwards need to play? Does he know what to say and how to say it to inspire others when they need it?
Question: Is McDonagh up to being captain of the Rangers? Does he have what it takes to lead???
Again, people were dissing my analysis that Boychuk is a stud defenseman, but fact is, since they added him and Leddy, the Isles have had a streak of confidence that has translated in more determined execution. I'm not sure it is all Boychuk and Leddy, but they sure have contributed to the Isles self confidence... same goes true in Washington with their two new D-men who seemed to have re-ignited the Caps - for now.
Why else are the Isles so good this year? Execution. They are playing like a team.... we also play like a team, except we seem snake bit when we play the Isles... is it because they have more talent than we do? I think not. Is it because they are more fearless? Well it certainly seems that way with Martin up front and Boychuk on the blue line...who do we have up front and on our blue line who are equally courageous????
Are the Knicks playing tonight? That would be a killer depressing night.
3 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
If I had bought a ticket to this game, I would be pissed.... not worth it... and certainly not worth going to the Nasty Nassau Coliseum!
@J_CKfor30 Yes, agree.... some big dudes there....
Actually - dare I say - tonight we looked like the Islanders have played over the past ten years... I hope we never look this bad again in 2015! We are much better than how we played this evening...
I'm not going to sound the alarm bells yet, but damn, we have to avoid these passionless games, especially against teams like the fishsticks... I mean it would be bad enough to play this sloppy against a colorless team like Winnepeg, or Buffalo, but the Islanders? Can't we rustle up more emotion?
@betweentheworlds @JoeyKocur Hahahaha
@supermaz love the guy, but no one has his back.
So.... WHO IS OUR EMOTIONAL LEADER? McDonagh? I think NOT.... he should be leading by example.... that is his style... who brings the EMOTION????
@SalvatoreSpilletti He was incredible... totally agree... the only time he looked tired was the last couple of years he played with us.... just too old... but in his prime, Messier was one of the most impactful players on the ice....
I hate watching these games, not only because I loathe the fishsticks, but it reminds me of the passionless All Star game... we need to get some more emotion in our game... are we afraid of Clutterfuck?
@Bleed_the_freak He still sucks!
@JustinRP37 A sloppy game... I think our boys have been playing with their smart phones too much and have lost concentration....
@rangermom @dsclaw88 I think this "age" experiment with Boyle and St. Louis is coming to an end.... I really like Marty, but he's no longer the sharp sniper he was ten years ago... as for Dan Boyle, he is getting like Martin Brodeurish.... time to retire soon.
@Bleed_the_freak Me too..... again, here is a guy who used to be excellent, and now he is just good... honestly, gotta be age and worn out tires.
@rangermom @JoeyKocur @SalvatoreSpilletti I know.... but lately we have their number just as the Isles seem to have ours...
@J_CKfor30 Zuc CAN be very dangerous... are you writing him off just on half a season? Then why not write off Nash too based on last season???!!
@SalvatoreSpilletti Are we like the KNICKS??!!!
@rangermom @JoeyKocur @SalvatoreSpilletti If I was a Penguin fan, I would be upchucking now looking at the way they play.
@J_CKfor30 Our D does look fragile... no Oomph at all.
@dsclaw88 Don't judge everyone by this ONE game... it is tempting to do so, but both Zuc and St. Louis are very dangerous. I'm not sure we need two snipers cut from the same mold, but they have had incredible success in the past.... PAST....
@SalvatoreSpilletti Agree Salvatore.... we have to figure out a way to beat these two teams.... the Penguins are imploding so forget them for now.
@Bleed_the_freak Not garbage, but he has not been playing his stellar self consistently.
Fuck... I hate the Islanders... I really do... they have our number so far this year...okay... I hope we meet them in the playoffs and kick their stupid fishstick butts into the Hudson.
Hey, no need to postpone! What do you think we REALLY pay those ice girls for??? Get out here NOW and start shoveling girls... earn your keep!.... from the rink all the way to the LIE. By Tuesday night, there will be one clear path from the main roads all the way to the entrance of that dump affectionately named the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Come on, come on... we got time... it is only Monday night... "Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work you go..... "
4 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@DP_Snotty Hahaha, its all for money.... there are enough sponsors and non hockey fans who PAID so what the hell.... but for those who follow the NHL, this was a very lousy waste of time.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@G I agree.... at least they were skating a 3/4 speed... here players were skating at 1/2 to 1/3 speed.... they didn't even need sticks.
@rangermom @I Am Sean's Ruptured Spleen Drunk OVI.... even his humor was so average.... in general just an AVERAGE event... I guess some of the jokes made during the team selections were staged and a little clever, but next year, I won't even watch this event.... drags on for two long and very poor quality the whole time.
Maybe they should have an Ice Girls beauty pagaent instead?
Agree with all the comments here and probably on every other hockey board.... just a waste of time... .hockey without passion is not worth watching... I'd rather watch a hard practice than what I saw this past weekend. It's like they were all retired....
It's gonna be fun.... a bit of a waste of time, because I'd prefer the regular season to continue instead, but what the hell... the NHL is a business and needs all the publicity it can get.... maybe we can fantasize about who we need on the Rangers from the All Star game!!!! ;-)
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Nice to have Nash as an alternate captain for one of the All Star teams... a classy move by the organizers....
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@GiveGartneraCup @IcyCup @Gorangers0525 I don't know Capgeek.... What did Capgeek do that would help tidy up this site?
@Say my Name Hahaha, yes, I didn't think the season was over yet... is it?