Die Hard Ranger fan now in LA (unfortunately). Gartner's mustache was awesome....
Thought this was one of the better 60mins the Rangers have played in the last few weeks. Biggest difference I noticed was the Rangers D moving their feet with the puck to create space and open up passing lanes.
I saw Mac and others, several times, realize they were being given space, taking it, and winding up in the Neutral zone with a chance to dump the puck or make a pass. The Rangers D has to move their legs with the puck and draw checkers for this team to be as dominant as they can be!
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@Zelrio @Wallace1 @betweentheworlds Melrose has said it several times this year... ha.
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LGR!!!!!!!! STATEMENT GAME TONIGHT!!!!!!
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RIP Wuest. So terrible. Love his work and his contribution to the hockey world will be sorely missed.
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Jesus! *own end. On the phone.
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Despite the refs. Thought they played a 1st. Chicago is playing really well in their own aside from the two turnovers
Obviously.... But really, early whistle?
What was the deal with the non-goal (at a bar without sound)? Goalie interference? Early whistle?
@DP_Snotty @GiveGartneraCup THANK YOU DP! Forgot about that.
Damn guys... come on... we're all rooting for the same team. What the heck?!?!?!
As a needed distraction:
Who is the Ranger in the picture??????
Looks like Hayes but the last number is 9 (looks like 19). Not Fast. Haggerty? Doesn't look like him. I'm going nuts! I CAN'T REMEMBER SOMEONE LOOKING LIKE THAT AND WEARING _9. Blair Betts????
I am a big fan of analytics and advanced stats. But I totally agree with the article that some "experts" are overly preachy when they could be better at teaching and explaining all the different layers of analysis
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Someone needs to send this article to Adam Herman....
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Just hope marty didn't hear a "pop"... that'd be a huge loss come playoffs.
@dsclaw88 @GiveGartneraCup Ya, that's what I was, unfortunately, thinking.... most people say they hear a "Pop" when that happens. And the way it got bent... oy... Who knows who you call up... maybe Kristo to play the right side?
So no one else saw that? I'm just paranoid? I'd love to be paranoid right now
Anyone else see Marty say, that his knee "popped" to Ramsay? Very worried
Sucks about Klein... but, look at it this way... Could be worse....
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Calgary up 4-2... looks like we might be waking up tomorrow to first place!
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@JoeyKocur @GiveGartneraCup So you mean Lundqvist-like?
I can see a 1st round pick in our future!
@Gorangers0525 @GiveGartneraCup Remember December when they were battling for a playoff spot? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Thought that was the best 60 mins Talbot has put together all season
Damn it feels good to be a gansta
Another big game! When it comes to the Caps, speed kills. The Caps are one of the biggest (and slowest) teams in the league. Don't try to outmuscle them, that's not the Rangers game. Stick to the game plan: use the legs to win this one and out hustle them to every loose puck and suffocate them on the forecheck and in the neutral zone! Play like we did in Detroit and put this team in its place!
Absolutely ecstatic with the W and what a goal by Hayes. Has to be a goal-of-the-year candidate.
Still think their best game of the last stretch has been the one in Detroit. And they lost... Go figure. Don't know why the last couple of games it has taken the D time to acclimate to the speed of the opponents and they have failed to use their feet to transition the puck. You can't make breakout passes flat footed in this league! You have to use your wheels to draw a checker before making a pass.
Also, if we are going to pick on Boyle on that play we have to point out G man giving up that breakaway to Bailey that could have been a game changer and him getting absolutely torched on a 3 on 3 earlier in the second (didn't get the license plate). I'm very worried about G's ability to keep up with the faster teams. He'll do great against the Caps, Boston or even Pitt in the playoffs but the isles or Tampa? Oy
Also, I'll be the first to admit Glass had a good game. But also noticed that line got no defensive zone draws in the third whereas they were with Sheppard on it.
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@McPhee37 I use to be a fan of old time hockey as well. The 2012 team was one of my all time favorites. But I, like you, realize the game has evolved and speed and skill are paramount. I've had to change my thinking regarding what I look for in a potential player and how I evaluate the one's we already have. That being said, I think this team has a great shot of doing some incredible things come the post-season. The game has evolved, and fortunately, the Rangers have evolved with it.
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Damn! When was the last time the Rangers were number 1 in the power rankings????
@MannyNYR @Better Call CK That might be pushing it, Schneider created a goalie controversy just a few years out from Luongo leading the Canucks to the finals... Don't think there will be any controversy in NYC... That being said, I'd be ecstatic with an early second round pick Think that would be an amazing return... or a Righty scoring winger prospect or righty D prospect.
@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat I feel Boyle got a bad rap because of the way he plays... he's an aggressive defensemen whose going to make his mistakes in the Ozone or neutral zone because he's trying to push possession. Not saying Boyle has been great, but he hasn't been nearly as bad as people let up.
@Say my Name @IcyCup @GiveGartneraCup Agreed, in that era, Stevens was the best... not so sure he'd by fast/mobile enough today... but still, one of my favorite Dmen all time..
Still think they are reaching to bring back the fans.
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Does anyone else think its hilarious the Devils are celebrating the 1995 stanley cup team?
FANS PLEASE, REMEMBER US??? WE USE TO BE GOOD!
@Say my Name Maybe we can get one of those first round picks back next year!... eh... eh! EH!!!!
@betweentheworlds @GiveGartneraCup Played well in the defensive zone but their breakout, transition game and Ozone work was far from par... Glad to see they can get it done by just shutting them down defensively.
Best part about that W... Rangers didn't have their A game AT ALL and they were playing one of the best teams in the NHL
Playing solid Defensively as far as not giving up quality shots, but they have to find way to transition and get to the Ozone and keep it there. Way, way, way too much time spent in D end. Come on boys!
@JoeyKocur @GiveGartneraCup Think they are getting stuck in their own zone because of this.... Can't even count how many times I saw a Ranger D man, stand still, stick handle the puck for a couple seconds, then try to make a pass through a congested neutral zone. Skate the puck, draw the checker, hit the open man or dump it.
Rangers D desperately needs to STOP MAKING FLAT-FOOTED PASSES. They have to use their legs to create space and draw checkers. Otherwise they allow the Hawks to converge on whoever they pass the puck to... Come on boys, find those legs. Two quick steps then pass.
@Better Call CK @GiveGartneraCup damn... I could of sworn I read somewhere that the rule applies for good.
@Better Call CK @GiveGartneraCup Whether they can even resign Richards under the new CBA considering they sill owe him 20 million over the next 12 seasons. I know they can't IMMEDIATELY resign him after the buyout, but never heard rules going forward or if they apply to the player in perpetuity.
p.s. I miss capgeek.
@Better Call CK That rookie goalie has gone nuts... did you know the answer to my Q before
Jesus... Devils celebrate 1995 SC team... they are really reaching
@DP_Snotty @GiveGartneraCup I know... drives me nuts... one of the main reasons his possession stats are terrible.
@betweentheworlds @GiveGartneraCup Missed that... all I kept hearing was "pure goal scorer" and that he's "not trying to do too much this year"... he still does everything... difference between this year and last is he's in shape and he's playing fearless and driving the net.
And another thing, G has to watch his gap on that last sequence... that puck was loose in the neutral zone and should have been on his stick... instead, Hawks get a fast break cause he's too far away to grab the puck and dump it.
And Olcyck needs to stop calling Nash a "pure goal scorer"... he's one of the best two-way forwards on the team... fucking idiot
So, no call on the Timmonen hook on Sheppard right in front of the net on one of the Rangers best scoring opportunities? Really?
@Better Call CK Can they even resign him under the new CBA? I know, for sure, they couldn't buy him out then resign him right away... but going forward? They still owe him 20 million over the next 12 years.... so, can he even be resigned since he's still getting paid? I miss capgeek....