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18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Wow the rumors and speculation seem worse this year when we apparently need less... We are finally gelling and showing that the majority of players are playing well and that there is team chemistry. Major upheaval seems counterintuitive! Trading a young 1st rounder or a proven top 6 versatile winger for an underproducing center when we have solid 1-4 centers already... our 3rd line center is starting to flourish and the other three are already solid?!? Yes loosing face offs isn't good, but too many are putting way too much emphasis on it. Step has been a #1/2 center for several years now and is atrocious at face offs - his lines still seem to produce and play a 200ft game! Hopefully Hayes works with the giraffe in the off season and becomes a face off monster, but in the meantime don't sweat the small stuff!!!
23 hours, 1 minute ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I think we overpaid for MSL, but he's been a great help overall and hopefully can be resigned on a very team friendly deal for next season. The G signing seems the most flawed though and will begin to be more so each year. Landing Hayes this off season was a real coup for Slats and Hayes has the potential to be a dominating top 6 center!
I know with the tight cap projections for next year and the desire to win now being big create some issues now and for the off season. while I understand considering ALL options to make the team better I think the best option both long term and short is to stay quiet this trade deadline! If we can land a depth D great, but overpaying for some rental when we've actually got some pretty solid performers in CT who deserve a shot seems pretty foolish!
And as always NY Ranger For Life - MZA - FTW!!!
Slats get it done, that is all! Peace out! LGR!
1 day, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Neill I know I've mentioned this before but I've switched phones iPhone 4 to a 6+, I've tried safari, Twitter, and now chrome at your suggestion and all kick me to the App Store for candy crush or the like on a routine basis. Livefyre constantly gives issues posting... Combined with the GCL time delay (usually @2min) I've stopped posting during games for the most part, but posting from my mobile device at all can be challenging. I know you have a lot on your plate and most of these issues are undoubtedly beyond your control but I needed to vent.
Ok that's done - thanks again for keeping the blog going for all the perceived issues and complaints you may hear I hope I speak for the majority of the cast of characters on here and say a heartfelt thank you for keeping our community and banter alive!!!
5 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
So how far off we're the team and Cally last season? 1-1.5 and 1-2 yrs doesn't seem that far off... I wonder how much is brooksie stirring the pot? At least the negotiations appear amicable so far. Let's hope both sides are just posturing with extremes and can find acceptable middle ground!
I truly believe that Zucca wants term as much as salary and will continue to sign a team friendly deal again this year as long as it's not an embarrassing lowball offer! 4-4.25 for 4 is a serious lowball! Slats needs to stop being absolute deusche bag to home grown talent and make a genuine offer! What's he planning on offering step 5?!? Have seen a couple of sources say that the numbers are being mistranslated, but even if it is 5.25 or even 5.5 initial demand I suspect MZA will gladly meet in the middle as several have suggested 4.5-5, but I think the kicker is he wants 5 years! Understandably he wants a little security and acknowledgement that he is a team first guy! How many team friendly 1yr deals does he need to swallow before some semblance of support is shown? Hopefully this gets done sooner than later for everyone's sake. I think everyone wants Zucca in a NY Ranger uniform for the next few years! MIH as my old boss used to say!
NY Ranger for life - MZA - FTW!!!!!!!
So how do you explain G being a mainstay on the PP and Hunwick getting it over Klein? I can understand building confidence but with performance should come reward...
5 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
so hunwick gets pp time and Klein doesn't?!?
5 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
California penal league...
Son we wear caps and sleeves in this league...
6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-buffalo.html
Is it a chimp looking for fleas?!?
At least Jack cares about his patients!
LET'S GO RANGERS!!!
6 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-buffalo.html
G on the PP is like Glass getting top six minutes!!!
6 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
That was vintage Marty!
Very disappointing :(
Livefyre you still slurp butt!!!
Unfortunately Hank hasn't been stellar on breakaways lately either... He used to be money every time!
To a point who was hot during the game or in the last practice
He seems to pick a basic move and stick with it...
I'd argue he does as good a snow angel as anyone in the league!
Got two of our top six in the box...
@KevinMccarthy I am hoping this is just an initial pitch based on open market value, and that he'll sign soon!!! I do think term is more important and that he will take a home team discount, but my fear is slats will lowball and insult him (MZA was quoted as wanting to see that the Rangers really wanted him), or that there simply isn't enough money available. The fact that they are still talking etc and not planning on trading like Cally bodes well that there is room and its just a matter of hammering out the details. I hope slats and the agent don't drag it out too long! I think the fact that its staying fairly quiet bodes well as neither side is frustrated and forced to play it out in the media.
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/report-no-trade-coming-for-zuccarello.html
I know but I was hoping since bad knees brad is gone maybe we could upgrade...
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Maybe you can Lisa Ann's number from delzaster?!?
Personally Kate Upton seems like a better choice...
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/report-no-trade-coming-for-zuccarello.html
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/a-look-at-the-upcoming-rangers-schedule.html
@Say my Name Can I get an AMEN?!? Well said brother!
I know slats likes to play hardball and lowball his own players and I can even see wanting to see MZA show he can be consistent (pseudo bridge deal), but that methodology can be VERY short sighted and lead to HUGE paydays for players willing to turn the screws. Zucca could easily have been locked up long term on a cap friendly deal months ago - look at the deals for Mac v Step (step who's already held out once and will undoubtedly turn the screws on slats... Just imagine if slats had locked him up long term like mac....
@ShreddyMercury It would be another Stralman situation if they let him go - Zucca is interested in a fair long term deal. I know its shocking that he wants a little security and to continue to play for his team and with his friends. Everyone loves Zucca: management(?), coaches, players, and certainly the fans - he gets louder cheers in AZ than their own players! He has shown the willingness to take team friendly deals and has done everything the team has asked! He is a team first guy, but now its time for the team to step up and sign him ASAP! He is still young and is continuing to mature as a player - as AV said he has huge upside! MSL esque.... Hopefully they will work it out sooner rather than later. My prediction 4.5-4.75 for 5-6 would be a win for both sides. NY Ranger for life - MZA - FTW!!!!!!
As McPhee (yes he IS missed) stated Dorsett and car bomb are lightweight primarily instigators and while glass has issues (as do most players) he has so far successfully played his role and by being bigger and probably a bit tougher he isn't as easly overmatched the way Dorsett, car bomb, asham et al were. Can we attribute some of Nash's confidence to glass - maybe. Do I think he's overpaid, on a longer term contract than appropriate, and are there better players for that role probably. Do I question AV's use yes, but it's easy to armchair coach especially after a few frosty cold adult beverages! As long as glass is a Ranger I for one will always be hoping he plays well - he is part of the team and as such his successes help the team! LGR!!!
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
And not for nothing Ritchie is looking pretty good at a basement level contract. If MSL does the same he still brings a lot to the table! Look at selane or even jagr... As long as they accept the reduced position and salary they can still be effective!
He seems to be showing more improvement than step!
@rangermom hope you feel better!
Butch goring I think
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Awww clutterfuck hurt his whittle face....
Glass for the GWG!
way too many passengers tonight!!
NY Ranger for life - MZA - FTW!!!!!!
@JoeyKocur Its not that its bad per see, but clearly AV doesn't trust it defensively and it has NO offense (2pts to date?) ... so in affect it is little more than a place holder that gets benched in tight games the opposite of last years 4th line. Can you blame that all on one player not necessarily, but the bottom line is that it is an issue!
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rumored-nyr-trade-target-off-the-board.html
@JoeyKocur @JMK8363 He wasn't bad, but was an over the hill rental who got hurt and didn't add much. NJ are the ones who are screwed - so I guess you're right we DID win overall!
I get you always have to be trying to improve and upgrade the roster, but I am confused why there hasn't been an opportunity for existing prospects in CT? It certainly looks like the team is starting to gel and it would be a shame to shake things up too significantly. We have to rely on the coaching staff and management to do their jobs. Lets hope we don't end up with another Clowe at the cost of draft picks / viable prospects.
Josh you're way more in tune contracts - how brutal is this one going to be and how soon is the No trade clause gone?
Livefyre is Slurping butt!!!
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Collecting, certainly NOT earning!
I would argue he hasn't played anywhere near that level since the playoffs!
Is he a 6mil player now?!?
But the flow
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-arizona.html
Don't forget the tie
Not sure Cam Neely would agree...