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Montreal wanted it more. They had a chip on their shoulders after we eliminated them from the playoffs that the Rangers did not match. Montreal retooled to be able to compete better with faster teams and it shows.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I'll take the win but we need to see a lot more for the team to have a chance on Sunday. Looks like they will be needing a 4th Center (Miller?) with MSL back on wing. Great having Hayes step up and make that decision possible! Will be interesting to see who sits. I like what I've seen from Malone but he may be the out. Glass would be my first choice but his PK work may keep him around. Next question is who should drop to the 4th line. Another hard call but I'm thinking Hags my be the best choice as he can play that grinding role and has not brought much to the top 3 lines so far. Don't see who else could do it unless they sit Duclair (hope not!).
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Not just near Bel Air but in Bel Air :)
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@JMK8363 @greggray24 @Bukra! Yes it is :)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Bukra! @greggray24 Just north of Baltimore
I would think a UK ip address would work for all games.
NBCSN is ok for me - I do get that channel in MD.
Don't think you can get MSG unless you are in the area and Sunday ticket is around $300... Not sure I'd pay that to go to the games the way they have been playing. I am in the Baltimore area and these people are hard core Ravens fans and the team is kinda good... hrmm...
Thanks for all the information. I just moved from NJ to MD and am about to face my first season away from the NYR home market. I'm thinking that GameCenter is the right choice but really bothered that I can only start a game that is currently on or have to wait for the next day (or midnight?). Can't stand SD hockey so Center Ice is out as FIOS only says it will have 8 HD games a week. Also not pleased by the idea that if the game is on NHL network then I can't watch it unless I buy the tier with NHL network which is an extra $20 a month. How many games are on NHL network? Wonder if I use a VPN to make my ip look like it is from a place that does not get NHL if it would come in (or is it based on billing address).
@Gianni74 Hopefully this is the plan. Zuke has to stay a Ranger!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
How does this work? It is just a 1yr deal right? Will he still be an RFA afterward?
He will be once he is UFA. Lock him up now!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
As you predicted - not happy about Boyle. Wonder if he was disappointed that Moore got the nod over him when someone had to fill in on the higher lines. Boyle is a beast in his role but would be very surprised to see him successful in a line with scoring expectations. For the money, I'd have like to see him stay.
Love it! If we can't sign Zuke then we can go after this guy :)
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/this-impersonation-of-mats-zuccarello-is-the-best-thing-youll-see-today.html
Brad Richards may have been overpaid but I don't see that as being his fault. Should he have said no to the offer? He was highly sought after that off season. I seem to remember that he left some money on the table to come to us.
His actions after Sandy showed what an amazing person he is. He won me over off the ice during that locked out time. I was at the game in AC and it was awesome. Only game I could afford to take the family to. Class act for sure.
On the ice he did some great things that we will always remember. He also did some not so great things. I'm sure he will be a usful piece somewhere but his best is clearly behind him. He also does not fit on this Rangers team that is made for speed.
I kind of feel like I did that off season when we had just gotten Gretzky and Messier left (though Mess had more left in the tank). I liked season StLuis and Richards together again but it is just not to be.
Good luck BR!
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-buy-out-brad-richards.html
Imagine that playoffs with Dubinsky and Anisimov instead of Nash. Amazing how perspective can shift in a few years.
6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html
He had some amazingly rough shifts in OT. Also glad he as not the goat.
Frustrating. My 7yr old came in and told me that I used a bad word....
CKs OT breakaways... He is going to have to practice those. With his speed he will get more...
Ok, but the refs did suck. The rest is the team, OUR team. So not complaing.
We need to try to keep either Nash or Boyle as our checking forward / PK specialist... Err I'm voting Boyle right now....
Will likely be a much different roster.
Not really, :(
Damn - I'll be the firs to complain - can't believe tha Zuk tripping call. Good season all - was a hell of a ride
I just got power back - been watching on my ipad on the nhl app
You just know it is going to be a stupid goal... That was too close
Can't believe those guys were allowed to ref again after so clearly failing to perform in game 2.
6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@gravey94 @xxscaxx @barondon Easy mistake to make. Both are big, play well defensively and can't score...
@ATCRyan The problem with that is the two are out of sync. I used to pause the TV and try to get it to line up with the radio but it is a pain. Now I just suffer through the NBC broadcast.
@GetTheKingACup Would be a great story. I'd love to see it go 7 for sure. Would be wild to have 4 games 7s for LA and 3 games 7s for us. I definitely want to see more than 1 more game of hockey!
6 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/positive-karma-time.html
@KevinTheNYRBlog @Josh-CK Agreed though I might go with someone else on the point for the PP.
He did go down hard into the boards. Similar play as with Price but he hit the boards instead of the goalie.
That was just sad. Those refs better not be getting any more games. Pathetic. Ranger have to beat the Kings and the refs. That said, a true champion can do just that. Kings are good but I'm not in any kind of awe when watching them. Figures Gabby had to tie it up. At least Brash got one earlier to even out the production from the trade. Also, did not hear much about Kreider getting his back skate slashed out from under him on the break away. Reminded me of the Price collision.
Oh well, have to do it at home. Still time to turn it around but man did those two OT losses hurt. Especially this one where the game was handed to the Kings.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
If that at is the case then he should retire. He has enough money I would think. No need to spend it all on hiring someone to clean up his drool.
@Say my Name @EquusBiz You are just on a roll today!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/suns-out-guns-out-for-rangers-on-off-day.html
Those pale boys better be wearing sunscreen! Would be just our luck to have the team missing a step due to sunburn fatigue. Seems like a LA plot to me!
@McPhee37 So you are putting yourself out on a limb and agreeing with the media and "experts." I think there is a lot more to this than size. The Rangers did not loose the game because they were not physical enough. They lost because they were outplayed for the second half of the game. Everyone here should disagree with your assertion that the Rangers have no chance. That is why we are fans (e.g. fanatic...). No reality should go into the equation when your team is in the mix. You support your team. An analyst on the other hand needs to be objective. While I appreciate your analysis, I'm sticking with my fanatic loyalty to the Rangers but will keep my account on the blog regardless how it turns out thank you very much. I hope you do as well.
@McPhee37 I get that you want a more physical team but this team has been fun to watch and has a chance to win it all and is the team that we have. Much more than we expected at the beginning of the season. Does not take a genius to see that we are the underdogs but you still have to play the games. When you were playing did you see a team that was better on paper and give up before the game started? Based on what I've read from you I strongly doubt it. Why do less as a fan? I understand betting with your head but as a fan I never bet against my team. I may not bet for them but to bet against them is weak. When watching the Rangers in the Stanley cup finals for the first time in 20 years are you really going to be rooting for the Kings (even in the back of your mind) because of money? Seems kind of sad to me.
@bk59 He was a Ranger killer even when he was on the rangers... :) Kidding of course. If he had not been traded last year he still would be on the Kings at the deadline due to UFA status so all is good. No complaints about what we got for him. He will be extra motivated but at least Torts is gone or he would be even more motivated!
And you see Potvin on the ice when? :)
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@josh930 Agreed. The ref should have gotten two minutes for roughing Carcillo...
@KevinTheNYRBlog It was a cheap shot and he should pay but there is no doubt that he set the tone for the game. Got the Rangers focused on him and not the game there for a while and now we have lost car bomb for the duration. All of a sudden we are not so deep... Hopefully the price for Prust will be high but I would bet that he would do it again even if suspended for the win last night. Sad thing, as people have said, is that if the refs make the right call then things don't boil over. That said, have to suck it up and not lose composure like that.
Really want to see Prust out for the series at a minimum. He has a history of being suspended in the playoffs. Of course this time he is not a Ranger so I'm not holding my breath... Too ironic that the guy that bragged about "accidentally on purpose" is the one to do this. He should get 5 games just for being a big mouth hypocrite.
Also think that we will see Step on Sun. Suddenly very glad we have 2 days off again.
It's kind of like putting Brad Richards on the 4th line or press box when he was not performing. Who would do something crazy like that? Err - nevermind...
7 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Say my Name Not to feed into this discussion again but since it is a Kreider thread I guess it is ok... I would argue that if his leg is not hit then there is much less chance of an injury to Price. There may have been contact but loosing his back leg when skating means he goes down and the collision is much worst than it would have been he was still on his feet and could try to avoid (or control) the contact. After the slash he did an amazing job of keeping balanced on one leg for a few more seconds and focused on getting the shot off. While he could have abandoned the scoring chance to focus on minimizing the collision that would have been weak. Again, bottom line after the play got messed up by the slash, he chose to pursue the scoring chance while falling and we would not have it any other way!
Love the stones on this kid. Says a lot about him that he has handled the media circus and hostile Montreal crowd with so much poise, snark and execution. The Rangers are clearly a different team with Kreids in the line up and agree that the impact on Nash in particular is huge. Montreal will be coming hard again tomorrow. Can't wait!
@EquusBiz A good coach would look for what went wrong and take steps to fix it. He is saying that they did not do anything wrong so there is nothing to fix other than the refs and getting some luck. Perhaps he should have said "Lunquist is playing very well right now but we need to find a way to get more bodies to the net so he can't see the shots." Don't think for a second that he is not doing just that by the way - the man is not a complete fool. He is just trying to get an edge with the officials but I'd suggest that he should just keep his trap shut and play some hockey rather than distract his team with this nonsense. Good for the Rangers though :)
The Therrien statements that to win you need luck and calls just blows my mind. That's the only answer that he can come up with? Luck and penalty calls? If that's his theory then what do they do in practice? Diving drills and dice? Amazing and the words of a man without an answer.
Wow - it's like they will give any idiot a twitter account... oh wait... ;)
Can't imagine anyone thinking the Candians did not get some amazing scoring chances all topped by The King!
Agree - no worse than the Price play but not being publicly cried about like the Habs are with Price. Price may be more important to his team than Brassard but not by much. Brass has been huge lately and his absence will be felt. Hopefully he is back for the next game.