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I suspect that he will sign in January for a pre agreed upon amount that will likely be significantly lower than if he were to wait until free agency. Zucca rules!!!
1 day, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I've been suggesting for a while that having MSL on the top line makes more sense as he is likely to work better with step a right handed shot and hopefully jumpstart Nash in the process. Kreider actually fits in much better with brass and Zucc and adds both much needed size as well as finish ability. Zucc plays both wings and although listed as a LW played most of last season as a RW.
MZA showing professional athletes how to act the world over! Zucca - FTW - LGR!!!
1 day, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
If brass gets over 5 it is criminal!
2 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Mats André Zuccarello Aasen is my hero - FTW!!!
3 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Zucca - FTW!!!
3 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Brass is going to need to step up big as a true number two center, but production wise I agree although only one full season MZA still deserves more than brass.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Even if the new Boyle turns out to be a boil on slats ass at least it's only a two year deal! Slats is clearly looking at signing our RFAs and although I am sure he will low ball and try to force bridge deals etc hopefully they will be the core of the team for years to come. All we have to worry about is some big time wheeling and dealing to TRADE for an aging over the hill over paid marquee player to try and make Nash look good... LGR!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Why on earth would we sign glass for 3 and Dom for two?!?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I agree that Kreider is improving and will be a top line winger; however, I disagree that MSL has declined to a second line player. He still puts up far more points than Nash is likely to ever put up and although declineing he is still more dangerous than Nash. Also with his playmaking ability hopefully he can jumpstart Nash and make him more than a overpaid pk'er! Keeping Nash on the top line with step and Kreider and and having MSL play with who JT, Lindberg, (Dom or boiler if they are still here), or do you suggest breaking up MZA and brass? As of now we don't have a viable 2/3 playmaking center. Unless we get a viable playmaking center having MSL play with anyone other than our top center seems like a waste of talent! Dom filled in well on a temp basis, but he and at this point any of the other possible centers in the system leave something to be desired.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I think that poops although he has his downsides (stupid penalties) still has tremendous upside in the short term and a 2-3 year deal at a slightly lower cap hit say 2-2.5 could be a real bargain. That being said I would like to see Kreider step into that line as a true second line and have MSL on the top line where he belongs!
Ritchie getting almost two minutes on pp was mind boggling - HUGE liability and exemplified arniels inability to adapt!
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Be proud of what the Rangers accomplished this year - what an amazing run! Ranger Pride!!!
MZA - FTW!!!!!
Let's GO Rangers!!!!!
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html
Mats Zuccarello - FUCK THE WORLD!!
LET'S GO RANGERS!!!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
LET'S GO RANGERS!!!!!
Can someone, anyone, please explain to me how on earth the coaches feel Ritchie has earned a full two minutes on the PP?!?
I remember it well - I had just graduated the academy and hearing Gravey chanting 1940 will last a lifetime! Let's GO Rangers!!!!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Nash may coast by the crease, but I can't recall him parking himself in front very often... Although with Kreider back it's not as key. I could be mistaken though. He also rarely seems to be getting behind the D and getting his power rush going although a lot of that can be attributed to D focusing on him more. Notice that the PP had looked better with Kreider on it than Nash... Let's hope the team is focused on winning and gets the ultimate retribution on the Habs - Let's Go Rangers!!!!
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
What an absolutely novel concept - I am amazed that they haven't figured this out before - crashing the net, getting a screen in front... Why haven't we suggested they do this previously?!? Yes sarcasm - it's amazing how we the fans, the coaches, and in theory the players themselves KNOW what to do but without fail slowly move away from it and work the perimeter. Nash is regrettably a prime offender - he has shown he can be effective when crashing the net, but shies away from it more than any other player on the team!
Sort of like scratching Ritchie last year....
Come on LA you need to make this a brutal OT filled 7 game series!
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-2-open-thread.html
Long live Kreider the Beast - may he show up EVERY game - Let's GO Rangers!!!
A lot of the lack of production was more from poops penalties than a lack of performance / chemistry. They still had some good looks but limited ice time and Zucc did score in game one. Agree Brass is the better fit but also that Dom stepped up big time!
Let's GO Rangers!!!!!!!
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Let's Go Rangers!!!!!!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
That's not Nash, Nash would have fallen down...
Apparently sully is back and we need to start declining penalties again!!!
Stars already have t times scheduled - from bad to worse!!!
Malkin is a skilled Matt Cooke - pure cheapshot cocksuckers!!!
Drop the puck already!!!
We can only hope!!!!
Great so who gets lost to a season ending knee injury?!?
When was the last power drive with a shot... He's coming in slow and can't power through, and without support from his linemates he simply turns the puck over.
Oh god milbury is back - does mean we get doc and the dick with ears for a trifecta of nausea and atrocious commentary!!!
Hags - step - MSL
Poops - brass - MZA
Kreider - Ritchie - Nash
Boyle - Dom - car bomb
Rational although hags is not the top left wing has been playing and has shown some chemistry with MSL. MSL is our top offensive threat and should be on the top line. This also spreads out our scoring capability and has everyone in their Prefered spots.
Screw shittsburgh - crush their throats - own them!!
Zucca - FTW - LGR!!!!
Stoked that Kreider is likely back in, but remember he's been out a while and as I mentioned previously he wasn't exactly lighting up the score sheet prior to the injury. It may take him some time to get back fully - here's looking forward to seeing Kreider in full BEAST mode!!! LGR!!!
It wasn't Zuccs conditioning that was the issue - he came back too soon and the hand was still too painful for him to be effective. He also had a shorter layoff than Kreider who I am also sure will be physically capable, but his timing is likely to be off and his hand may still be painful which will impact his ability to contribute. Let's also not forget that he wasn't exactly lighting the house on fire before the injury! I hope his hand is ok and that he comes back sooner than later but don't kid yourselves and expect the second coming of the playoff beast right out of the gate!
Time for a BIG bounce back game! Let's crush pissburgh!
MZA - FTW - LGR!!!!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Ok time to start a trend - let's win two games in a row in a series when it's not an elimination game! Keep the gas pedal pegged and skates on the throats of pissburgh!!
MZA - FTW - LGR!!!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-penguins-game-2.html
A large portion of that is based on a flawed entry.... They aren't opening up space the blueline is clogged with both teams and instead of driving deep and spreading the D out they try to pass just inside the line.
I've said this several times and I can't believe that the coaches don't see it: unit 1 and 1a have MSL and MZA on the right halfwall, a D on the point, a big body in front, and two players that can move the puck. And for gods sake loose the drop passes and just drive in on the rush and get the puck in deep. You have to open up space! Trying to pass just inside the zone when you've given everyone a chance to congregate and clog the neutral zone is a sure failure! If AV insists on putting Ritchie on the pp have him in Gretzkys office behind the net or on the left halfwall, but having him on the point is absolutely AWEFUL and extremely dangerous. This is the setup in format that worked earlier in the season. Why they moved away from it I have no idea. Having Zucc as the screen is crazy! Cycling him in for a tip in and to move the puck sure, but using your smallest player as a screen... As well as loosing his puck moving ability?!? Seriously put the pipe down and step away - crack doesn't smoke itself!!
The refs have been atrocious across the board - every series/game/play is being held to different standards! Phantom calls, icing when it isn't, offsides when it's in, diving and the infraction that precipitated the dive, goalie interference etc and the list goes on and on and on - the NHL should be ashamed of it and at least attempt to play to one standard. I get that everyone makes mistakes, but how did we see two goalie interference calls last series and for the same situation here in game one Dom gets called for crosschecking when he didn't even have his stick, but there's no call on the goalie interference?!?
So is pylon injured or did they figure out he's skating in quicksand?!?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-penguins-game-1.html
Can someone please pull milburys lower lip over hemisphere head and make him swallow - what a deuche bag!!!
Keep the throttle pegged - screw pissburgh!
He'll get a bridge deal he's still an RFA... Hopefully it will be a decent deal and longer terms but it's slats so expect MZA to get screwed!