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@KevinMccarthy @rangermom And Kreids is now "Elephant Man."

7 hours, 58 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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"Little Muscle." My new nick name for Glass.

13 hours, 22 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Kevin's headline if this were about our former coach: 


John Tortorella: Master Baiter 



13 hours, 31 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat Obviously you are right on with this comment. I've worked for CEOs with completely different styles -- one like Torts and one like AV -- and both were just right for the times in which they led. 

14 hours, 24 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@AnnoyingJoe @Hotfreak @KevinTheNYRBlog @rangermom Ok, but I assume you still want me to iron them to get those nice creases, right?

14 hours, 37 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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You guys just crack me up. When things are going well, it's "OMG, we have the bestest coach in the entire world! I want to marry him. I hope he stayz FOREVER!" When things don't go well (and you can count on that happening at some point over the next few years), it will be "OMG. Fire AV NOW! I HATES him. I can't believe I ever went out with him. He's the reason we suck." 


Don't get me wrong. AV has proven to be a good coach. I like him a lot, especially for his calmness in the heat of battle and the entertaining system he has employed. But I sure don't believe he's somehow a magician in seeing into the psyches of his players and finding just the right way to motivate them to greatness. Lets give the players more credit here. They are adults. They are professionals. They KNOW when they suck. The coaching staff plays an important role in helping them get better, by showing them videos, working on specific aspects of each player's game, practice, line-shifting, etc. But I think the motivation comes from within -- within the player and within the locker room -- not because of what the head coach says. I don't think McD and Staal are playing better because AV called them out. And I sure don't think Rick Nash came back all beast mode because of how AV treated him in the playoffs.


I'm sure the team would rather play for a coach like AV -- tough, but fair and more laid back/hands off -- than a coach like Torts -- bat-shit crazy bully. Who wouldn't? (Ok, maybe JT Miller isn't a fan.) But l, for one, am not going to get carried away and anoint AV the second coming of Knute Frickin' Rockne. Well, maybe when we win the Stanley Cup. But not before.

15 hours, 54 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@AnnoyingJoe Orange you glad AV is our coach?

17 hours, 18 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@J_CKfor30 @KevinMccarthy While I totally agree that Corsi isn't the end-all and be-all, the sample size for this comparison is WAY too small. Look at their long-term averages to get a clearer picture. Nash -- career Corsi 51.5%/ last 3 years 54%. Tanner Glass -- career Corsi 41.5%/last 2 years 41.7%. 


Tanner Glass IS as bad as everyone paints him. Here's a review from the Pens blog on his performance last year. (Hint: They call him "worse than a dumpster fire.") 


http://www.pensburgh.com/2014/6/9/5785870/2013-14-season-in-review-tanner-glass

17 hours, 59 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@DP_Snotty Kevin left the dogs alone in the house all day. With no wee-wee pads. 

1 day, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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James Neal 3, Blackhawks 1. If he wasn't the douchiest of douches, I'd love that guy. 

1 day, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name @Craptin McDonqvist Still is. My son has gone to that camp the last 2 years. Great experience.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name  I prefer ass sitting on Sunday. How about I meet you guys at the bar later?

1 day, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@MikeBlue @rangermom We don't disagree. At all. I just don't think Glass is an effective "intimidator."

2 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@EHBIGAPPLE @rangermom Aww, thanks Big Apple. You're the best.

2 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@EHBIGAPPLE Happy family make happy Big Foot.

2 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I love it when we toy with the Devils' feelings like that. 

3 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Klein scores on both goalies tonight. 

3 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Holy crap. Redemption thy name is Klein.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Obviously 1 point is a start.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@I Am Sean's Ruptured Spleen @leftwingbarbara Damn, I was gonna call Zucc. Ok, McDonagh.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Rick. Fucking. Nash.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Klein on the bench. Hank makes a save. Coincidence? I THINK NOT.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Nice to have that right handed shot on the PP

3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@McPhee37 He is a defensive liability. He sometimes makes a good play. 

3 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@AnnoyingJoe He's so adequate!

3 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Holy cow! Glass with the great D!  (Drink)

3 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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AND IT'S A POWER PLAY GOAL.

3 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I'm here for the duration, boys. Talk dirty to me. 

3 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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But he has elite flow.

3 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@MikeBlue @rangermom I don't disagree. But intimidation needs to come from more than just one guy (And he's not that intimidating. Did Toronto look intimidated after Glass put that massive hit on Clarkson?) There are a number of ways to intimidate the opposition -- hard checks, physical play, overwhelming speed and skill. My point is that, whatever Glass brings on the physical side is dwarfed by his ineptness on the hockey side.

3 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat @rangermom He does have elite flow.

4 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@betweentheworlds @Gianni74 @Say my Name @MikeBlue Yeah, but who needs a fast car that crashes into the garage door all the time?

4 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@leftwingbarbara Right on, Barbara. As for Kostka, I hope "adequate" is the adjective we can use for him after tomorrow night. 

4 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @Say my Name @betweentheworlds Could all the gifs/images we post in-game have anything to do with it? (I can never post when I'm actually at the game.)

4 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Barry Beck @The Black Aces What do you mean? Kreider is a GOALIE KILLING MACHINE. 

4 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@MikeBlue Yes, I still think Fast is better long term than Glass. Sorry, Mikey. Glass, as I have said a number of times, is very frustrating. He does a few good things a game -- and I'd put yesterday's altercation in that category, since he didn't get an extra penalty for it -- but the rest of the time is very meh. He cannot handle the puck. He rarely forechecks effectively (where our team ends up with the puck). He made at least two bad clearing attempts that went directly to a Shark. Thank God they were exhausted and really off with their passing/shots, or it would have been a different outcome. He's fine to have around for certain games, and he will make contributions, but he's more of a liability than an asset overall. 


Malone, on the other hand, has much more to offer. 

4 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Cookies for everyone!

5 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Who is this? Has your body been taken over by some sort of zombie alien?

5 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@DP_Snotty @KevinMccarthy He's not small. He's just not manly strong yet. 

6 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@DP_Snotty @KevinMccarthy Yeah, and we have 2 of them on the same line tomorrow.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@AnnoyingJoe @Herman_NYRBlog @BringBackBeukeboom  Hey boys. It's really nice outside. Stop arguing and go outside to play.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Hotfreak @Herman_NYRBlog @BringBackBeukeboom Or no information, whatsoever. Ignorance is bliss, bitches!

6 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@KevinMccarthy You could be right.  He definitely needs more man muscles. 

6 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name @gravey94 Mmmmm, Thin Mints.

6 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@leftwingbarbara @DP_Snotty I think Barbara has a point. His time will come. 

6 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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It's a tough call. I'd like him to stay for all the reasons mentioned below. But there's a log-jam on wing. AV said he has to be in the top 9. Who would you guys sit/move down? Hags? Stemp? Both of those guys are better 2-way players than Le Duc right now (albeit Hags has struggled); and let's face it, we need all the defense we can muster at this point. There's an argument for keeping him and platooning him, as well as one for sending him to juniors for one more year of seasoning/growing. Good problem to have, and I'd be okay either way. (Jeez, he's only 19!)


Oh, and to Gravey's point, below --  So glad to see Hayes step right in. THIS is super exciting (except for Miller, of course, but he's younger than Hayes). I also find it very interesting that AV is developing both Hayes and Miller as centers. I like it.

6 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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