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You had to expect a let down after the Vancouver game, plus playing a lot over the last week. So, why didn't AV play the (still) best guy on the team -- who was rested????? Yeah, the whole team was sloppy, but I gotta believe that Hank would have lifted them to at least a tie, if not an outright win.
1 week ago on Jets 5, Rangers 2
No arguments here. Nicely done, Adam.
1 week, 3 days ago on A Thank You To John Tortorella
Hahahahaha. Dolan and Torts were best buddies. Getting tossed from the locker room "all in fun." Jimmy misses Johnny. Hahahahahaha.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on James Dolan Says Sather Can Stay for Life
@MiddleSwine @Kevin DeLury @fin_fang_foom Stop, just stop. You've voiced your opinion. Hank is a tremendous competitor and a gentleman off the ice. No, he's not perfect, but any real fan should be proud that he plays on our team.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Rangers 3, Stars 2
@DubiLeetch Yup, I think you're right.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Five or Six Teams Have Inquired About Del Zotto
P.S. We won't get anything for MDZ if AV keeps trashing him in public. #shutupAV
Trade a young, inconsistent D-man for a former 40-goal scorer prone to injury? Ask Columbus how that has turned out. Pass on Ottawa. More intriguing trade partner is Edmonton, but even there, I'd hate to give up a good prospect or draft pick as part of the package. Bottom line -- I wouldn't hit the panic button to do a deal for MDZ right now.
I think they played pretty well against a very tough foe on the second night of a back-to-back. That said -- man, we need guys who can score. I'm tired of putting up 30 shots and coming away with 0-1 goals. Sorry, Kev, when Nash returns, he needs to play with Step and Kreider. Zucc has to move down (wouldn't mind seeing him on the third line with Brassard -- could give him the kick-start he so desperately needs. Sit Pouliot -- forever.)
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Kings 1, Rangers 0
I'm re-posting my comment on your headline post from earlier. because this is exactly what I feared would happen: "Ok, for all those who jumped on me yesterday when I took exception to AV's calling out Hank's play to the media -- today's Post and News articles are why I said it's not a smart move on the coach's part. Because AV said what he did, reporters felt the need ("duty," they'd say) to bring it up to Hank, who then has to admit (again) that he sucked on that play -- and then defend himself by throwing his defense under the bus. Not good. Reporters eat that stuff up -- and the team will not be better for it. My advice stands -- Keep individual critiques in the room. Protect your players from the media."
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Lundqvist: Blame Should Go For All of Us
@Say my Name Today's articles in the NYPost and Daily News are why I took exception to AV's comments. It caused reporters to go back to Hank and ask him about it (again), trying to goad him into complaining about his coach (which he didn't, instead throwing his defense under the bus). Is it really a big deal? No. But that's not good for the team over the long run, and it wouldn't happen if AV was more careful. Hope he learns from it.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Lundqvist Has to Make That Save
Ok, for all those who jumped on me yesterday when I took exception to AV's calling out Hank's play to the media -- today's Post and News articles are why I said it's not a smart move on the coach's part. Because AV said what he did, reporters felt the need ("duty," they'd say) to bring it up to Hank, who then has to admit (again) that he sucked on that play -- and then defend himself by throwing his defense under the bus. Not good. Reporters eat that stuff up -- and the team will not be better for it. My advice stands -- Keep individual critiques in the room. Protect your players from the media.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Thursday (11/14/13) Headlines
@Rangers_54 @rangermom Nope. I believe in meritocracy and accountability. Just think it's not a smart thing for a coach to make a habit of criticizing individuals in front of the media.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Lundqvist Has to Make That Save
I was taken aback by AV's post-game call out of Hank. I didn't like it. And not because it's Hank (who was VERY upset with himself because he knew he blew it). I don't like it when a coach does it to any player. I didn't like it when Torts did it; and I don't like it when AV does it. I especially didn't like that he brought it up on his own, instead of in response to a question. Plus, it wasn't the first time, as Kevin mentioned, which suggests that this is a pattern. Holding players accountable doesn't mean you should single them out for criticism in public. Do it in private. Make them sit out a game. (Did wonders for Zucc.) And it's not because I worry about hurting a player's confidence. I just don't think it's smart or good for team chemistry. As a coach, I think you need to show that you'll protect your players after a tough loss, not serve up individuals on a platter for the vultures in the media. While it's a small sample size, AV seems to have a tendency to do that. And while I think he's a good coach, it's not my favorite trait of his. I think he'd engender more loyalty from the team if he tamped that down. You want to play for a guy who fights for you, not one who singles you out for blame.
That Instagram vid made my day. Heck, my week.
4 weeks ago on Nash Feeling Better, Conditioning Must Get Better
@shoot_the_goalie Hahaha. My son just said the same thing to me earlier today.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Nash Skates Again; Moore Eases Into Contact; No Pyatt
@_Jack @Bukra! Both hits were intended to "send a message." Difference is, Cally's hit was clean; Kreider's wasn't and he did it at the wrong time. (He'll learn.) Problem is -- doesn't seem like Upshall gets the message.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Final: Rangers 4, Panthers 3
@Rangers_54 I think we all would rather stick with the King, but here's a Devil's Advocate position: Gabby knows how to snipe Hank (2011/12 All-Star Game, anyone?), and Dubi & Arti know him well, too. Maybe someone with no history is not a bad idea. Just a thought.
1 month ago on Nash Skating on His Own
@andrewstamant29 It would be awesome. It's also not going to happen.
1 month ago on Rangers/Oilers Possible Trading Partners
@shoot_the_goalie @gravey94 Sounds vaguely familiar....
1 month ago on Ducks 2, Rangers 1
@IMPRISON SATHER Agreed. Last year, a friend of mine who knows Adam Graves asked him what is holding Kreider back -- and Gravey said that he had to learn to use his body and hit people. Well, looks like he's learning!
1 month, 1 week ago on Rangers 2, Sabres 0