Die Hard Ranger fan now in LA (unfortunately). Gartner's mustache was awesome....
@JoeyKocur @KevinMccarthy Not keeping stralman, who was on an upswing, in favor of Girardi and Boyle, both declining, was a disaster... I see a lot of potential in J. Moore and Miller but I also worry AV has lost all faith in those two and they may never get their fair shake as long as he is the coach.
If they can't succeed here, let them go, and get the best thing you can for them. If AV is willing to give them a legit shot, give it to them!
12 hours, 2 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@KevinMccarthy Love how that article makes it seem as if had the Rangers not had home ice they would have lost the series last year and the Flyers would have gone to the SCF
14 hours, 50 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Hotfreak @GiveGartneraCup So you think he's not on the block?
Too bad, I loved how much fire and passion he showed despite playing for such a horrible team... and that shot! WOW!
17 hours, 6 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Just want to throw this out there because I'm curious what people think...
Did anyone notice Sam Gagner last night? The Sniper with the right-handed shot?
Guy has better possession numbers than Vermette, can play right wing, has a righty shot (which the Rangers desperately need), is signed through next year at .5 million less than Vermette, and is very highly regarded by some of the Yotes bloggers...
If we are going to trade Miller for someone, why not him instead? We need a scoring Right-handed right winger (even more than a center) AND he can play center too!
18 hours, 9 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@EHBIGAPPLE @GiveGartneraCup I agree, I think Chicago and Bruins (who are also rumored to be in) may overpay because they NEED something (especially with all the pressure the Bruins owner is putting on his management team - which is ridiculous)...
If Sather is smart, he's in on Vermette JUST to draw the price up... then he'll sweep in and take some other, under the radar player.
18 hours, 16 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@MyLoveIsBLue @NYR44 Yes, Blueshirt Banter... on the site there is a guy that goes by NewYawk Pride #27... every trade deadline he has the inside scoop before it happens. I've never seen him throw something out there that didn't get confirmed later... he is spot on.
18 hours, 17 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
They are in a bidding war with Chicago and some other teams. Sounds like Miller has already been offered or will be soon and its whatever comes with him that's the question.
19 hours, 14 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
One of the commenters on BSB who has a source in the organization and is usually right on point said that the Rangers #1 priority right now is Vermette and Miller is already in play
20 hours, 5 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
That's interesting... According to NHLnumbers the whole 3.whatever counts vs the cap. This says it doesnt
1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Does anyone have any idea what Hayes cap hit is next year?
According to NHLnumbers this year it's over 3mil because of bonuses. Do those same bonuses apply next year or does it go down to the base salary?
@DP_Snotty @Say my Name Bravo, sir. bravo
1 day, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@G @GiveGartneraCup Don't know, I've seen Sather overpay for players many times in the past. Don't think they needed to give up two first rounders for MSL (even if they got the second rounder back) considering he only wanted to go to one team.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@KevinMccarthy @GiveGartneraCup What's with all the Right Handed Dmen available? First they're like a rare breed, now you can't find anything but them on the trade market
@Gorangers0525 Fair enough, but a 19 year old D prospect is a gamble at best. Forwards are much easier to predict. Would never put McKeown in the same "great prospect" category of Duclair or Buch for that reason.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Scott from SEC 224 I've been tooting the Riley Nash horn for awhile now, but the more and more I see Glass in the lineup and the Rangers switching Hunwick with Moore with Hunwick with Moore, the more I think they are after a Dman.
2 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@TomDundie Prospect is low level at best... don't think they paid through the nose... he was the best lefty D man on the market and the Kings biggest issue this year has been the D Corps... smart move..
Damn... i can't believe how much has gone down before the deadline. I mean, is there really all that many players left for March 2nd? Usually it's a firesale and the only day all year I spend on twitter... now I might have nothing to watch.
@G I think the Rangers could have gotten Sekera for a 2nd and Graves or some D prospect better than McKeown... curious why they weren't in on this... they've been scouting Car. a ton, must have not liked something.
@G Personally, I think Moore is better than Hejda
@Gorangers0525 Wouldn't call Roland McKeown a great prospect...
@ATCRyan Moore played really well in the playoffs last year... I don't understand why he has such a freaking short leash... I feel he deserves a chance to prove himself.... though I'm guessing he's sitting now because that's the teams best trade asset.
Who is out there still on D?
Petry is a righty so I doubt he's in play
Phaneuf... no thanks
Michalek is expensive
Timmonen from Phi?
Is there any Lefty options that are decent out there?
@ATCRyan I think J. Moore has played well recently and I'm upset he hasn't gotten the playing time. Since there is very little chance they'll resign him, I hope they can package him and a pick for an upgrade at the 6 D positiion. That plus getting Hank and Fast back shores up everything at a very reasonable price.
@Gorangers0525 Unfortunately, Vermette is still out there.... I am scared what he will command now
@ATCRyan That is an awesome pickup for them. They needed to shore up the D after all the losses last off season and losing Voynov. High price though.
Fucking Sekera to the Kings
@AnnoyingJoe @I Am Sean's Ruptured Spleen @Hotfreak @Better Call CK
This is the most amazing thread, ever.
3 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-vs-calgary.html
Stepan and MSL look asleep at the wheel tonight. Lots of turnovers. Missed passes. Just don't seem crisp at all.
@AnnoyingJoe @Craptin McDonqvist
4. Glass scores
@KevinMccarthy @GiveGartneraCup @betweentheworlds damn... didn't he get hit pretty hard in a game recently? I remember going, "fuck, hope he's ok"
@betweentheworlds I thought it was just the Flu?
@Better Call CK still, 3rd round? Santo fetched a 1st or a top prospect (depends on how you look at it)
@Hotfreak He's in between Hags and Miller... Had one really solid shift in the first period... other than that, one turnover and overall a careful game so far
Can't believe Bergenheim went for just a 3rd round pick.... must have a bad rep or something.
No history of Ferland fighting Miller on Hockeyfights.com... I'm still curious
Anyone have any idea what that was about?
3 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-vs-calgary.html
@KevinMccarthy @GiveGartneraCup It's gotta be something...
3 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-vs-calgary.html
Anyone hear yet what players have the flu?
3 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-vs-calgary.html
Apparently FL is only asking for a 3rd round pick in exchange for Bergenheim. So surprised no one has jumped on that. Guy is a possession beast and had a great post-season with Tampa in '11
Big fucking win! Way to pull it off even if they gave up the 3 goal lead...
5 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Better Call CK When is Fast back again?
5 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Want Zucc to get one here.... LGR!!!!
@JustinRP37 @BrinaGu3 you're probably right... i just imagine that fanbase is tired of losing... and I don't blame them.
@BrinaGu3 @JustinRP37 If not for the injuries, they'd be in the playoffs and they'd be selling out regularly... Got to be competitive to put people in the seats.
@JustinRP37 ya... and how many man games have they lost to injury the last two years? Unbelievable bad luck... though with Horton, they should have saw that coming... has he even played double digit amount of games?
They can still make Goalie Interference discretionary... just give the refs the tools available... let them decide, by watching the play, if the goalie had a chance to save it, if not for the interference.
@ascandr @GiveGartneraCup RIGHT? So ridiculous... Detroit has no buisness winning that game.
Wow.. that lack of call in the Detroit game was fucking AWFUL! Worse than King on Hank in the SCF...
They need to start reviewing goalie interference... period
Anyone else think Desmond's steak doesn't look that good?
@Better Call CK @GiveGartneraCup I think that is simply to play to his strengths... at home, Boyle is paired with the first or second line with mostly offensive zone starts... any success those lines have is due to defensive pairs that help keep the puck in the offensive zone. His corsi is through the roof... he's not colin white, he's dan boyle... let him play
5 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/