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@Say my Name
SMN, I agree with you on the goalie situation. What are your thoughts about the playoffs if both guys are playing great...Do you have Hank play all 16-28 games? Or do you have Talbot play 1-2 per series so that Hank doesnt get physically wiped out by the Finals?
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@betweentheworlds @Say my Name @gravey94
Based on the history of the medical staff, I would ask for a second opinion on the 2 arms diagnosis.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-3-washington-1.html
@dsclaw88 Hopefully it is just a nasty bruise and not a break. He couldn't even pick his stick up with his left hand.
@Say my Name @gravey94
Talbot had a bit of a rough stretch where he was letting in soft goals nearly every night (though we were still managing to win) but he has definitely upped his game and is back to, or even better than, his form from last season. His play and the performance of the team overall have easily surpassed what I was expecting when Hank got hurt. Talbot's performance last night showed that he has the ability to steal games.
That's because NO ONE SHOOTS THE DAMN PUCK! Especially on the freakin powerplay. If you want to watch a passing clinic, watch our PP. If you want to see an effective PP, watch the Caps.
Kreider and Klein can hold their own. The negatives of Glass far outweigh any benefit he provides.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-2-islanders-1-2.html
@CantAffordAvatar Glass is a liability in every aspect of the game. He is not a deterrent to the other team (nor do I think other "enforcer" types are, either). Get him in the team suite and let the guys with talent suit up. As for paying retribution, guys like Kreider and Klein are willing to stand up for their teammates when necessary. And they can do it while being NHL-quality players.
@Hotfreak @G Should have packaged Glass as a freebie to go along with Stemp.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I don't know who McDavid is but nearly 3 points per game is ridiculous!
Who ISN'T taller than Zucc by the time they're 14?
Gravey...just want to say that I always enjoy your posts. Well thought out, even tempered, you are an excellent contributor to this site.
To be fair, Zucc signed two short-term contracts at very friendly $ because he wanted to stay in N.Y. He has demonstrated that he wants to stay with the team, now he's looking for the team to repay his generosity. It's not looking like that will happen, though.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@DP_Snotty Talbot scores his first of the season!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
That was awesome. :)
GM: Sully, what is your advanced stats explanation for why you suck so bad at running the powerplay? And as a follow-up to you, John, what is your explanation for continuing to let Sully run the powerplay despite years of it being so ineffective? Why don't you staple him to the bench like you do all your young players?
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I'm not saying it is good or remotely close to the level of Talbot, but it has definitely improved compared to prior seasons.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Hank has definitely improved his puckhandling this season. He used to be absolutely brutal and a liability and now he is closer to being competent. Progress in the right direction.
I agree with your point that both guys started the season very slowly and unimpressively. Part of that was their own doing but part was also a result of the lack of effort we saw with the entire team and being hung out to dry early in the season.
He has been awesome this year. Loving his newfound effort!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@rangermom When has that ever been called a goal? If the puck is under the goalie and you can't see it, then it's not a goal even if you believe 100% that the puck crossed the line. The situation last night was different and, IMO, should have been called a goal.
Two bad plays by Mac.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-los-angeles.html
@genetics73 @pkh33 hadn't heard that. Thanks for the info!
@petergoode That's what Advil is for. ;)
Let's continue the excellent play from last night!
Is Talbot in to give Hank a little rest or is Hank's shoulder smarting from that high shot last night?
Fast: +/- 0 in 24 games
Glass: -12 in 29 games
Glass has a worse +/- than the next 5 worst players combined (all of the guys with a negative +/-)/.
@GiveGartneraCup I caught most of the 1st and 2nd, and you are spot-on in regards to the number of brutal through-the-middle breakout passes that were intercepted or tipped by the Ducks. IIRC, Staal made an awful backhand clearing attempt from behind the goal line that was cleanly intercepted inside the blue line. Other than that, the team played very well and definitely brought the game to Anaheim. Hopefully they can do the same tonight against LA.
@dylonergan @J_CKfor30 His name sounds like "ball sack."
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-anaheim.html
@Say my Name
I thought tonight's game was the first of the season and that we've been on summer break. How many 4-7 day gaps can the NHL schedule? Ridiculous.
With Glass upstairs and Hank hopefully pulling his head from his ass, we should have a very good shot at another 2 points. LGR!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Nash is so on fire that he score 2 goals that he didn't even shoot. Lol.
Happy holidays everyone! May you all have a safe and happy time!
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
As a long time Nash detractor, I love how he has pulled his head out of his ass and started playing like the guy we thought we were trading for. It has been fun to watch him this season with how dominating he can be and his play at both ends of the ice has been very effective. He's like a new man. Good job, Rick, keep it up!
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Sole? What do shoes have to do with anything?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
More like "took the night off."
Time for Hank to be given another night off. Why he started tonight is beyond me, considering his absolute shit play against Tampa Bay this season.
That's just awesome. /s
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
He has not been very good this year so far.
I haven't been able to see any of the game. How is Hank playing? 2 goals on 11 shots is not impressive.
@SMN. But did he score?
Someone with zero coaching experience over a successful coach like AV? No.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I saw the stick salute in juniors 15+ years ago.
It does seem stupid for Toronto to stop doing it whether it was a long time tradition or not. It only takes about 15 seconds at the end of a game.
Klein > Del Zotto
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Cally has missed a quarter of the season due to injury? I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked!
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-vs-tampa-bay-duclair-in-mcdonagh-update.html
Objective for tonights game: dont embarrass yourself like you did for the two weekend games.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
You guys saying "you never played hockey, you don't know what you're talking about" are ridiculous. That is such a logically flawed, amateur rebuttal against someone just because they are a woman (rangermom).
Talbot was hung out to dry on a number of those goals by awful plays, mainly by the inexperienced defensemen we have. He isn't the reason we lost.
And for good measure....
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Thanks for stepping up, Neill! It is greatly appreciated by myself and many, many others.
Best wishes, Kevin. Hopefully youll be around in the comments more often.
LOL! Del Zotto can't even score with a porn star.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/jets-1-rangers-0-shootout.html
Down two D; Talbot may move up to fill in.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/game-10-rangers-vs-jets.html
Give him another game or two and he'll be out for 6 weeks.