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Sorry for you guys. I'm glad I don't have to listen to Mike Emerick and Pierre
1 day, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Does nobody have MSG? Are all of you guys outside of the NY area?
Now they need to finish this off at home. Please no game 6 no game 7. Just finish them off.
Nash has never had a playoff overtime goal. Just saying.
2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I don't agree. Rangers need to take this. Anything can happen if they don't. Need to put this team away.
It's not that Pit is a bad team but they're banged up, stumbled into the playoffs, and are playing with AHL call ups on their backend. The Rangers are a better team and need to be exploiting the pens weaknesses.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I totally agree. We should be kicking their ass. I'm not pissed just feeling very uneasy.
They finally look like they're awake! They NEED to really bring it in this 3rd period.
That's what's scaring me. They should be taking over this game and the series. They don't seem to be playing with the high intensity right now that you would expect to see in the playoffs. This pens team is really just not that good. The Rangers better wake up and GRAB IT.
I thought Nash was really good last night. Although some of the shots he took were probably not from as close in as he'd want to be he took some hard heavy shots that Fleury seemed to really have to fight off.
3 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I love St Louis. He's had an outstanding career. He's a hall of famer. He was a big part of the rangers playoff run last year. I think I'm probably the last fan to admit it but I finally have to face the fact is that he looks aged out on the ice. I finally agree with everyone that he seems to have lost a step ( or two or three).
3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
It's ridiculous. Who the hell is Wes Crosby? He's probably Cindy's little cousin.
What! Was that real? I didn't see that last night.
Check this out on NHL.com - one of the most poorly written one sided articles I have ever seen. Interestingly, it was written by someone name Wes Crosby. I mean, he couldn't even give Henrik credit for a save "Lapierre shot into Lundqvist's pad". I couldn't comment because I don't have Facebook but for anyone who cares, happy pens bashing! Go piss off some pens fans.
3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Really now? How the hell are we gonna score with 5.1 and face off at center ice?
5 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Although an extremely unlikely scenario, this is what I'd like to see:
Pens lose to Buffalo
Sens lose to Philly
Bruins beat Tampa
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this would mean:
Boston Montreal series.
Rangers vs. Sens.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Neill, I believe Mark Messier touched the President's Trophy in 94.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I read the blog all the time but hardly ever jump in and comment BUT Rick Nash deserves this award. Aside from the goals and the things that show up on the stat sheet, he's been a pheonominal all around player. He's worked hard every game and every shift and is playing both sides of the puck. Just look at some of the outstanding defensive plays he's made last night.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@kevin11 Brooks just said that NYR are done
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
At Florida? Tickets there are always cheap!
Don't forget J Moore was also part of the deal.
I'm hearing the Zuc signing is official. Anyone see any credible reports?
You're an idiot. Without Hank, this team doesn't even escape the first round.
10 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
That is awesome. She looks pretty cute though. All beauty and no brains I guess. Taking to the ice in heels - probably not a good idea.
Get a life you fucken troll.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Thank you Kevin for this great blog. I don't post often but I'm an avid reader of the blog and you guys do an awesome job with it....
This really hurts right now. Once Boyle scored that goal I really thought we would win this game. Obviously we let the leads slip away in the last 2 in their building but this time LA scored first and the Rangers battled back - so to me it just felt different. It felt like a game we were going to win. I thought it would finally go our way. I don't want to sound like a baby whinnying about calls but there really were like 3 bad calls at the most pivotal moments in this series that had a huge impact and the call on Zuccarelo was one of them - leading to Gabby's game tying goal tonight. Other that, the obvious ones are game 2 - the non-call on LA's 3rd goal which allowed it to stand when Henrik had no chance to play the puck - and when they scored their game winner in that overtime - we should've been on the PP (puck was shot directly over the glass!). At the end of the day though, despite some of the calls not going our way - LA was the better team. My heart is breaking right now for Henrik Lundqvist. He was incredible. He is a remarkable athlete, leader and a classy human being. I just wish someone could have scored that big goal for him. As far as Nash, I for one do not feel bad for him. I now have a newfound resentment of him. I can't wait till opening night at the garden to start a Rick Nash sucks chant. Yes, he's played well defensively and used his big body to throw some nice body checks BUT the guy gets paid to score goals and he didn't get the job done. I also happen to have felt the same way as Kevin - that if the Rangers somehow pulled this win out, that we'd win game 6 at home and have a good chance of winning it in game 7 (which I was planning on flying to LA for!). It's just such a shame. I don't feel like they can make it back here again next year. I hope I'm wrong but it's a really long hard road just to get to the final. I'll end off my long post on this note: Dave Maloney said it right on the post game - he said for all of those who say Henrik Lundqvist needs to win a cup to cement his legacy - you can now throw that out the window because he was pheonominal and put the team on his back and carried them as far as one man could possibly carry a team. Did I mention this hurts?
You're an ass. I called it. It's a fax #. I'd give that guy a piece of my mind. No death threats or anything - that would be way overboard but I'd certainly let him know what incompetent mother f****** he is.
It's always tough when you come back from missing that many games... His timing should be a little off and hopefully the forwards can take full advantage.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I actually had friends over to watch game 5.... That was a really really really bad night! Like I said, I was only 8 but it meant so much to me. I will never forget it.
I remember when they won the cup, it was the night before my last day of school. I was only 8 years old (almost 9) but I was already a huge Ranger fan and I was so emotional about the game. The next day when I walked into school there was a line to shake my hand as if I was part of the team. It was like I was the GM! It was hysterical. LET'S GO RANGERS!!! 2014.
By the way.... If there is a game 7 - I'm definitely go
Just heard about this - CRAZY. How did Stepan finish the game with a broken jaw? Shouldnt this change how the league rules on Prusts hit?
11 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@iwantgaborik I wish... I am very worried about playing at the Bell Center. I think the first game is enormous. We need to know that we can win in the bell center.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
When I saw the headline - I was wondering how you would justify it. Unfortunately for us Montreal is the 2nd winningest franchise in all of sports behind the NY Yankees....
After reading it, this was hilarious and brilliant!
After all, isn't it called the department of player safety? Everyone's talking about the spear to Moore's nuts but that slew foot was downright dangerous and dirty. There was clear intent to injure an unsuspecting player away from the puck.
Thats true Kevin but that speaks to how valuable he is. I don't want to sound like a broken record, but as I said and backed up with examples, an elite goaltender can play at an elite level into their late 30's and win championships.
1 year, 4 months ago on Lundqvist to Be Extended for 7 Years, $8+ Million Per
This goes to show that an elite goaltender can play at an elite level through their late 30's. As I've said before, I'd have no problem signing Hank to 6 year deal.
1 year, 4 months ago on Nothing Going On With Callahan Extension
Sorry to repeat one of my previous posts but history doesnt support yiur assumption that Lundqvist's play will decline:
Patrick Roy - 2001 age 36 wins cup and conn smythe with Avs. Dominik Hasek - 2002 age 37 wins cup with Redwings going 16-7 with six shutouts and a 1.86 goals-against average!Tim Thomas didn't make the NHL till he was 28 and didn't solidify his position as the Bruins starter till he was 32. He won the Vezina twice, once at age 35 and again at age 37 when he won the Stanley cup and the conn smythe.
According to the votes of the NHL GM's Hank has been one of the top 3 goaltenders for 5 out of the 8 years he's played in the league.
Say my name, that was in response to my post and I stand by everything I said. The only way we should trade Hank is if there's no chance of getting a deal done. As I previously stated, I understand your line of thought but don't agree. "The team can't possibly improve with $8MM committed to the King over the next 6-8 years." So if we lock up Hank, there's no chance we can improve the team around him?? Sorry but I don't agree at all. We have some expiring contracts coming up this season, good prospects and other players to trade away but not Hank. Not unless he is going to walk in free agency. As for the age thing, I think I've already made my point on that issue. Lundqvist is not over the hill for a goaltender.
Ha that's great! but would not stand up in court.
I don't agree that he is past his prime. See my other post with some of the best goalies who've won accolades and cups in their 30s. Lundqvist is a very valuable veteran goaltender with good years still ahead of him. I would have absolutely no problem with signing Hank for another 6 years until he's 38.
No I get it and that's fine. I may not agree but can at least understand the thought process. What I can't stand for though, are the few posters who have tried to diminish how good a competitor, goalie and athlete Lundqvist actually is. I sit in section 114 (now 113) corner behind the goal and I remember how much the Rangers sucked in 2005 but I remember watching Hank when he was this no name goalie and at a time that watching the team play was almost unbearable I remember watching him and being entertained and amazed before anyone really knew who he was in this league. So I hate when people are unwilling to acknowledge how good he is and has been for us.
1 year, 4 months ago on Jets 5, Rangers 2
On another note, aside from his goal last night, Callahan has not been good and there's no denying that.
As for Hanks age and the thinking that his best years are behind him, I don't agree:
Patrick Roy - 2001 age 36 wins cup and conn smythe with Avs.
Dominik Hasek - 2002 age 37 wins cup with Redwings going 16-7 with six shutouts and a 1.86 goals-against average!
Tim Thomas didn't make the NHL till he was 28 and didn't solidify his position as the Bruins starter till he was 32. He won the Vezina twice, once at age 35 and again at age 37 when he won the Stanley cup and the conn smythe.
Now, for all of you wanting to run Hank out of town, pleae finally shut up and go away! AV is an idiot. I wouldn't mind running him out of town right now. I can't stand all of the bullshit already. I don't think I've seen anyone question the fact that Hank's been the most consistent goalie in the NHL since entering the league in 2005. All of the hockey writers agree with that fact and its ubdeniable. He's been nominated for the vezina 5 times. Having said all of that, the only way he gets traded is if the Rangers just can't get the deal done with him and I'm not saying they should give him everything he wants but everyone who's so willing and even eager to part with him so quickly in anticipation of what he will bring back - needs to go away and shut up at this point. Hank has been the whole fucken team and the Rangers had no business even making the playoffs without him.
Gravey94 Thank you for being a voice of reason. The rest of you people have all lost your minds.
1 year, 4 months ago on Lundqvist Contract Talks Have Not Progressed
Here you go again. You are an idiot. Go away.
1 year, 4 months ago on Does AV Want to Play Torts Hockey?
Thank you Kevin for accurately pointing out that the customers drive the market value of the tickets and not greed.
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers Are 2nd Most Valuable Team in NHL