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I'm really bummed that lundqvist always sits now in Montreal. If he's the best goalie in the world he shouldn't be afraid to play anywhere. Talbot has played 4 of the last 11 games so lundqvist should have no problem going. with one win there he gets the monkey off his back so just play him in Montreal already. This is a huge game and Quick isn't even playing tomorrow.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Nash in Contact Jersey; Del Zotto Out, Talbot, Falk In vs, Canadiens
@AnnoyingJoe nah. the next few years after they wont he cup the place was still loud and buzzing. it has everything to do with ridiculous prices for tickets. now instead of having ranger fans at the game, a lot of those expensive seats are owned by corporations who give them to clients or other BS like that. Case in point: I used to go to a lot of games and now I can't. I'm sure almost every person on this site wants to go to more games but cant afford it. and i'm sure most people here are loud when it comes to cheering for them at home games.
1 month ago on Death of Madison Square Garden?
@Jamie David cheering only because they give you a reason sounds pretty weak to me. What about giving them the extra boost when the need it? There's supposed to be an advantage to playing at home because of fan support.
Where are the highlights!!? Sadly I missed the game and MSG had Red Bulls BS on instead of rewind. I heard the game had tons of excitement. Help a dude out!!
1 month ago on Rangers Romp Penguins 5-1
@Trade DelZotto+Girardi4E.Kane sadly he also gets hurt 1-2 times a year
1 month, 1 week ago on Maybe Vigneault Is What The Rangers Need
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIGhonestly i dont really think he did that much complaining. Sure he made a comment about not being able to score in OT but I can't blame him for being frustrated. Personally I don't think there system did him many favors. he still made highlight reel saves on a weekly basis and they gave up just as many scoring chances a game as most teams do. If you want to talk about a really good defensive system that doesn't require stacking everyone in front of the goalie so he can't see anything, look at Boston. It's about being big and physical along the boards and having smart break-outs, along with a hard forecheck. if you have the puck, the other team doesn't. That's my main problem with them. Anytime they get the puck they either chip it out or dump it in, handing possession over to the other team. I think he'll do better actually in a more possession, play-making system
6 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Could Offer Lundqvist Max Contract
@scrangersfan lundqvist would be taken by ever GM in the league. Even the Kings. He is consistently a Vezina candidate and carries the rangers on his back every year. Quick had a shit year this. Sure he's had 2 great playoffs, but hank would've won the cup with the kings last year. fucking fleury wouldve too!
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG I have to say I strongly disagree anyone who says he has fault in the rangers lack of playoff success. There is no way rangers make it past the first round without hank this year, and it seems about 75% of the goals he gives up are either deflected or cause of a screen. that is a direct result of too much traffic in front of him. he has been lights out for them and is the main reason they have won any round the last 6 years
This has got to be the only team in the league that constantly uses a right-handed shot on the right point and left-handed shot on the left point during the PP. This completely takes away the ability to take one-timers from the point. You see the Caps consistantly setting up Ovechkin for one-timers in the same spot, as do the penguins with Malkin. We have Richards, Nash and Gaborik and we NEVER set up any of them for one-time shots. Granted they might not be as lethal with their one-timers as ovechkin and malkin, but it creates so much even if the goalie makes the save. Plus it makes it easier to get the shot through since the defense doesn't have time to set up in front of the shot. This has been going on for years. It seems like Powerplay 101 to me.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Richards Needs the Puck to Be Confident
@gravey94 I hear what you're saying, but first off, this huge sacrifice is to play a game. And they already got the big payoff by making it to the NHL and getting paid huge money. Their sacrifices have been paid off. On top of that, by fighting tooth and nail over ever little detail you're causing other people to suffer, which they should factor in to their decision but they don't. You can't just compare it to a normal 9-5 job because too many people rely on you. When is enough, enough??. If they were fighting for health insurance or something like that i would understand, but they're fighting about how to split MY money in an industry where salaries have increased to astronomical levels while the average fan can barely afford to go to a game. Every little thing they fight for ends up costing me more money to go watch them.
1 year ago on Devastated
@gravey94 sorry but i have no more sympathy for the players. to agree to a maximum 5 year contract and a 10 year CBA is not much. They have already proven over the past 2 months that they won't be pushed around and this week was the time to say, "ok, time to make a deal". Instead, they had to push for more and now its all off the table. They all live first class lives; fancy hotels, trainers, massages whenever they want, and that's not even going in to the millions they make. Basically they continue to "make a stand" for nothing more than greed, more money, just like the owners. A giant FU to the fans and to people who's lives depend on the sport. The only ones who sign for more than 5 years are the guys making millions already so theyre fighting for the super rich..it's disgusting.
Of course the players would like to continue playing under the old CBA. It benefits them.
1 year ago on The Reality Of The Average NHL Salary
@stevenabsmith I don't think it should a discussion over who is "more" wrong. Sure, maybe the players have a slightly better argument, but the fact of the matter is no one is considering the fans or the "real" working man who is now out of a job because all these people making 6 or 7 figures a year are squabbling over our money. Let's all start empathizing with the fans and the people that fund these guys.
@nyny6464 @YimYames18 @fushone @Herman_NYRBlog
I think it just boils down to both sides being greedy and not thinking of the fans..Plain and simple. Without us, they have no profit to argue about
@Herman_NYRBlog Well then I could use the analogy that someone at my level would be wrong for fighting for food stamps, even though i had a bunch, when others didnt have any. The point is that, as a profession, they make more than 99% of everyone else, and they're still fighting for more.......and the "more" they're fighting over is money from people who don't even have much to begin with. I haven't heard one player mention sacrificing something for the fans....EVER. Plus no one is saying they have to take whatever the owners offer...This has gone on long enough and they have gotten a lot of concessions from the owners (Who I think suck even more), but it's not enough. Fancy cars are not a normal cost of life.
It is an interesting article, but I live in NYC making $50K with 2 kids. It will take me 40 years to make the $2 million Sauer makes in two years. Don't forget that with a couple million dollars in the bank, they earn thousands of dollars a year in interest alone. What is still lost is the amount of money the fans have to pay now for a ticket or for a jersey compared with 15-20 years ago. The league minimum, which I'm sure is probably like $400k, continues to go up faster than the rate of inflation, but who pays for that? I do! God forbid after they retire they get a real job like the rest of us. I do feel a little sympathy for guys at the lower end of the totem pole, but these guys are the luckiest people in the WORLD, and they're still complaining. BOTH sides bear the blame.
I know this maybe too late or possibly just a stupid idea, but I think a petition from the fans is something that we should do to make our vioces heard. With people connected so easily through the internet, even across rival blogs, we should write something up that fans could sign that states that we will not buy tickets to any games or purchase any merchandise unless "the full season is restored". Granted at this point maybe we could say "70 games", but we need to make our voices heard and show that there will be consequences for all this greddy SOBs. Any thoughts?
1 year, 1 month ago on Back to the Drawing Board for CBA Talks
I'm not really sure this qualifies as trash talking. What are they supposed to say ? "We can't score on him"? They're not saying he's bad or anything, they're just saying he's not going to shut them out every game, and they did score on him during the regular season. I don't think Lundqvist would take offense to any of this.
1 year, 7 months ago on More Talking From Senators...This Time At Lundqvist | April
I think Lundqvist gets crapped on way too much regarding past playoff performances. The last two series against the caps he made numerous highlight reel saves, but when you're team can't score, coupled with giving up a ton of golden opportunites against a high-offense team, there's only so much he can do. People have real short memories. Those games were so one-sided that the rangers should've been swept in both series, and the only reason they won a combined 4 games was because of Lundqvist. If you team does not play well in front of you, no matter how good you are, there's no way you can carry a team late in to the playoffs.
1 year, 8 months ago on Big Year for Lundqvist's Legacy | April
Kevin - Is there any way we can try and start up some kind of movement against this BS? The only way things will change is if enough fans come together and do something about it. With this Blog, couple with what just happened yesterday, this seems like a good starting point to rally people together. I have 2 young sons and there's just no way I'll EVER be able to afford playoff tickets for them when they get older.
1 year, 8 months ago on Did You Get Playoff Tickets? | April