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@DP_Snotty @JMK8363 Didn't I see something about Ben Bishop having more point than Tanner?!?
3 hours, 29 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Don't forget stemniak is a jet now
4 hours, 10 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Neill great post! I've been a supporter of Hayes from the beggining of the season: no wall and he keeps improving! Step better wake up or he's going to be pushed to 2C/3C (Brass has already leapfrogged him this season) and his bargaining chips are shrinking by the day. I predict that Hayes will be challenging for 1C within two years if he continues to progress as he is now. Imagine him after an off season of working with the giraffe on face offs! He's really starting to use his body effectively and his patience and vision are excellent! He's scored some truly highlight reel goals lately and had several other glorious opportunities! What an incredible signing - thanks Chicago!
Oh the game was disappointing but most concerning is the sullivanesque PP - completely out of sync, bad decisions, and really poor execution! The stacked 1st unit seems to lack cohesiveness / chemistry. I think They need to go back to using regular lines and see if keeping things simpler will help. Remember how much more effective poops - brass - Zucc was than the 1st unit last season... Oh and for gods sake please take G off the point!
We are most effective when the D plays well and fast transition we really struggle with possession / cycle game in their zone and need to keep the pace up (looking at step's line in particular) Not sure if the heavy schedule has impacted the energy, but the bigger teams have certainly found ways to clog the neutral zone and slow us down. When we are on we can play and take advantage of anyone in the league but when the timing is off the wheels come off. Too many passengers this weekend hopefully it's a wake up call!
1 day, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Nash has shown up in other ways (PK etc) although all the penalties lately are troubling! Kreider dominates a game and then the next several games he's invisible... Not just missing on the score sheet but a complete non factor! Clearly AV notices it too or Kreider wouldn't end up on the 4th line!
2 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Just imagine if he showed up in 2/3 of the games instead of just the 1/3!!!
It works from my computer, but not from my phone... Not sure why.
A McPhee sighting - welcome home!!!
oh and apparently the team learned nothing from the LA debacle....
I love Kreider, but talk about inconsistent and utterly invisible against two bigger teams...
Time for another bouceback against the craps! LGR!!!
3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Glass gets a misconduct, but the POS who boards him gets nothing?!?
@IcyCup does this mean they're finally building some chemistry?!?
4 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@nasoov Not sure does it show credit for the assist? -1 and +2 should = +1, but anytime Bettmann gets involved hold onto your wallet!
4 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@nasoov Zucca was on the ice for the goal against (he bobbled the puck prior to yandle missing it) and then he scored to bring him back to 0.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
So it's good we caught the Kings on a back to back imagine what they would have done if they were fresh... I was going to try and be funny and ask if the Rangers had played 4-5 games the last couple of days that I didn't know about, but decided it wasn't worth the effort.
Utterly infuriating the seeing the lack of cohesiveness: timing was off and WAY too many passengers! Bad passing, bad decisions, lazy listless plays... We played like the ducks played against us and their coach was dead on!
Great to see G showing up he had some big plays!
I really like what JT is bringing to the Brass - Zucca line to the point I would say there is a valid argument for keeping it even when MSL comes back. Nash is fighting it and I am not sure if it's his neck still or the for last couple of games it's his linemtes because steps line has been a black hole for way to long! Yes I know he got three against the Ducks but the line always seems to struggle in the defensive zone and I am not sure why. Anyone see Kreider - might be time to send out a search party... Don't get me wrong I love the Kreider bomb but the lack of consistency at this stage is becoming a significant issue! This would have been a perfect time to see him use his size and speed we needed him banging bodies and creating space! 4th line minutes send a message but at this point our 4th line is iffy and Kreider doesn't seem to learn from it and he doesn't solidify the line so its a waste.
Not sure if Kreider or Hags can play RW but Kreider - Hayes - Hags might be an option when MSL returns.
PP is sullivanesque aka a complete atrocity! Try carrying the puck in with no more than two passes and SHOOT! Two passes and shoot... Simple. Maybe put a large body in front for a screen once in a while...
6 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@supermaz Probably trying to jump start the top six who haven't been lighting it up lately!
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@IcyCup Sorry just got back from a meeting
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
On a side note did anyone see the article about shittsburgh's whining wearing thin on the refs? Apparently even management acknowledges that its an issue!
@scrangersfan @JMK8363 Thank you kind sir!
@thenyrblogneill @JMK8363 Sorry, I caught the story late and had steam coming out of my ears at what happened. I've only been to one game this year, but even on tv you can see clips of Glass tossing pucks to kids during warmups. He seems like a genuinily nice guy who's just not a great NHL caliber player. The drama was completely uncalled for - if you don't want his autograph fine, but no need to be an ass about it!
First I would like to say thanks Neill for addressing the Tanner Glass debacle - to think that fans are so petty and childish to a player who goes out of his way to be nice to fans especially after a tough loss is truly embarrassing. He wears a NY Rangers uniform and deserves your support - it's NOT his fault slats gave him an egregious contract! We are winning and he is part of that! Get over the fancy stats and a respect the person for doing their best to support our team! No one can say he's intentionally tanking and he does try! Even the fancy stat nerds are grudgingly admitting he has played better lately. I like many others roast Glass's less than stellar play on the blog and I agree he's not a great hockey player, but from all apprences he IS a good person who goes out of his way to support his teammates, the organization, and the fans! I have said many times on here and stand by it that I will ALWAYS support NY Ranger players and wish them the best and HOPE they play well as a Ranger - I like most fans want our team to win! If a bad player or not one of my favorites contributes that's awesome and it helps the team win! Forget what Tanner Glass isn't and support what he IS a NY Ranger! LGR!!!
Interesting article from spectors hockey about Edmonton possibly willing to trade a 1st this year for the ghost buster! Love Cam and what he's done, but that's a hell of an offer if true! http://spectorshockey.net/blog/nhl-rumor-mill-march-20-2015/
Lastly and with all my heart and soul - FUCK Cancer!!!
@nasoov @JMK8363 My Norwegian cousins routinely berate me for my lack of skill with the Norwegian language, but in my defense I only lived there for one semester 30 years ago...
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@betweentheworlds I still say the Kreider Brass Zucc line has phenomenal potential!!
@Gorangers0525 Undoubtedly - remember ash would always be out a came or two after a fight...
@nasoov I saw a Norwegian TV2 article(?), but all it specified was Zucca and Hags by name... my reading comprehension of Norwegian is sketchy to say the least! Thanks for the update!
@scrangersfan @JMK8363 @jmax933 Lucic is a crow magnon and has a head made out of cement... as to who's stronger I am not sure... Kreider is clearly the faster skater, but Lucic is pure mean animosity and he knows how to fight! Kreider won't be able to toss Lucic around like he did sloppy seconds!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@jmax933 Kreider bomb IS big and strong, but sooner or later he will tangle with a Lucic or someone who's bigger, stronger, AND knows how to fight. Even Zucc finally got in a scrap. Kreider has been lucky so far in his "fights" that they have been more shoving matches than fisticuffs, but sooner or later that will change... who knows maybe he will surprise us all and throw some bombs, but I would prefer to see him not getting penalized or god forbid hurt and be on the ice!
@ATCRyan With the apparent cap crunch it means glass is in not that a youngster will be called up...
Maybe buffalo could sart offering free wings - might add a little life...
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
No bashing from me if for no other reason than everyone is entitled to their oppinions... However, based on the liberties that Martin, Wilson and even Ovie took with impunity I'd argue that glass wasn't much of a deterrent. Also even if you like glass or at least his style of play you have to notice the lengths that AV has gone to to fit him in the lineup and how he has to change his line usage whenever glass is on the bench v sheppard for example when he was able to roll all four lines consistently... My argument is always to do what's best for the team and I will always support whomever is representing the team - I have my favorites and like many I have a few whipping boys as well, but in the end I want ALL the players on the team to play well and the team to succeed! LGR!!!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@I Am Sean's Ruptured Spleen I honestly don't know... I have tried to keep a fairly open mind regarding glass. Although playing better than earlier in the season he has proved to be as useless as all the fancy stat nerds have said he was! He is a neutered version of himself and rarely shows any perceptible protection to his teammates and I don't mean just fights. G has laid as many or more big hits... and I am sure you've seen me lay into how sketchy G has been this season - can you say regression?!?! In glasses defense as I said he has played better lately and actually been involved offensively a few times even, but he's just NOT a good hockey player and although he seems fairly well liked and to have a good attitude has shown NOTHING that justifies his continued presence in the lineup. Even John Scott has scored a couple of goals this season. AV clearly hampers himself weather he admits it or not by having to juggle deployments and line usage whenever glass is in the lineup. Thankfully the juggling of ALL the lines just to get glass into the lineup has stopped, but I can't explain any logical reason for glass to be on the team let alone in the lineup! You have to feel bad for shephard to go from a starting 3rd line C to a 13th forward....
Maybe its to justify to slats why they went out of their way to bring glass in and so grossly overpaid him...
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@I Am Sean's Ruptured Spleen AV looks in the fridge ... nothing there but stale bread.... a minute later he goes back to the fridge hoping somethings there... nope still nothing but stale bread. GF brings in takeout from that new wing place. Next day AV is back at the fridge sees the yummy leftovers, but feels obligated to use the same old stale bread instead since its there and he paid a exorbitant premium for it and hopes that it tastes better this time around....
@60sPsychJukebox TiqIQ has been pretty good...
@wherewasi I thought the whole team was headed home?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-3-washington-1.html
Drivers license should be fine - I recommend the Flying Puck just a block down from MSG and the only true Rangers bar I've found on my visits.
@betweentheworlds I think it would be interesting to have MZA and MSL flip-flop... MZA has shown good chemistry with Step and Kreider and MSL showed good chemistry with Nash... Brass is a hard worker and will likely work well with MSL too. MZA would help the possession and defense on the 2nd line and although MSL wouldn't have a right handed shot to feed... he hasn't exactly been lighting it up with one either!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-2-islanders-1-2.html
@genetics73 highly unlikely... although Butch was crowing about the fish sticks failed attempt at cheating - he was proud of the coach for trying!
NY Ranger for Life - MZA - FTW!!!!!!!
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@_Jack @ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat nah he never shot that close to a net in a Rangers uniform!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@matt1977 Have you seen the pebble - they DONT have fans!!!
@betweentheworlds Master Blaster!
So did Zucc get his helper for the goal yet?!?
@BrinaGu3 @JoeyKocur Milbury is an ignorant fucking piece of shit cocksucking deuche bag pile of reguritated pig semen!
@jmax933 @scrangersfan @JoeyKocur waffleboard? WTF is a waffle board?!?
@JoeyKocur Seems like a solid albeit unspectacular player, but like Dom and Fast calm and poised! If this continues we may have a solid 4th line for the playoffs!
@Hotfreak @Say my Name @Gianni74 I believe you misspelled it its actually Penisblog... common mistake
Can someone please come up with a gif of Zucc using a skate and beating the shit out of Milbury?!?
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I cannot like your heartfelt response enough! You sir are a gentleman of the highest order - I applaud your fortitude and chivalrous character!
I got Kreider bomb!!!
He's such a tease!!
Oh shit its an NBCSN game... Rivalry night... 8:20 start and doc, Milbury and the dick with ears... My ears may start bleeding at the thought!
Nothing but the finest for you! Did you trade it in for a PBR or just help her out?!?
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/