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You're an idiot. Without Hank, this team doesn't even escape the first round.
1 month 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.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Get a life you fucken troll.
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.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
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.
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?
2 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.
2 months, 1 week 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.
7 months, 2 weeks 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.
7 months, 2 weeks 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.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Nothing Going On With Callahan Extension
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.
7 months, 3 weeks 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.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Lundqvist Contract Talks Have Not Progressed
Here you go again. You are an idiot. Go away.
7 months, 3 weeks 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.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Rangers Are 2nd Most Valuable Team in NHL
Still can't win games with zero goals
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Lightning 5, Rangers 0
Now you can say Hank had a bad game! I've been one of his staunchest supporters on this blog and still will be but I have to admit, he obviously had a tough night but anyone that's ready to run him out of town and create " a goalie controversy" is just plain stupid.
Go watch golf or something you idiot. Like I've said many times on here, Hank has been the Rangers best player and the most consistent goaltender in the NHL since entering the league.
8 months ago on Rangers 3, Stars 2
In all seriousness, without Hank this team would have have missed the playoffs every year since 2005. Since he entered the league, he's 1,000% been the most consistent Ranger and I think I could probably say he's been the most consistent goalie in the NHL.
What do you mean, you guys can't fault Hank for last nights performance? Hello, he let in 2 goals! He's gotta react to those double deflections in front and do a better job of tracking the puck.
Kevin, I completely agree with you. And Thornton cannot be allowed to shoot from that area of the ice completely undefended. Are we the only ones who are sober on here? I mean, all of these guys blaming Hank have to be drunk, stoned or something!
8 months ago on Bruins 2, Rangers 1
Yes previous accolades mean nothing but Hank has been the most consistently solid goaltender since he's entered the NHL. You guys all need to get off that crack pipe you've been smoking. I know I said this a few times already, but Thornton's shot was a good shot from a dangerous area of the ice that needs to be defended. It's that simple. This is not one you can blame on Hank.
He got deked on a breakaway. You guys are all nuts. Hank wasn't the problem last night. The team has to find away to score more than one goal. And for god sakes, we haven't scored an even strength goal in 3 or 4 games! Anyone blaming Hank is way off base.
Thorntons shot was a good shot from point blank range. No one should be allowed a clean shot from that area of the ice. Anyone blaming Lundqvist for this one doesn't understand the game of hockey.
Um, I'm curious, which one was the weak goal? The shot that Thornton roofed while he was completely unchecked and in perfect scoring position? Or the short handed breakaway the Rangers gave up? To blame Hank on either of those goals is completely assanine. And I gotta say, there were 2 things that really pissed me off last night:1. Fans boo Rick Nash in his first game back when he doesn't score on his breakaway2. I could swear that I heard sarcastic cheers when Hank stopped a long dump in that was on goal. It was after Paille's short handed goal -does anyone really think that goal was Hank's fault? Listen, maybe he could have made the save but it was a short handed breakaway that never should have happened and Paille came in with a lot of speed. Regardless, I was disgusted with what I heard from the fans.
If you watch the replay (Kreids Penalty Shot) it was a very good shot and almost snuck in under Rasks arm but he got enough of it to deflect it wide. Great shot, great save.
From my vantage point, Zuc was trying to force too many passes tonight that were just too difficult and resulted in turnovers. Also, I thought Girardi was brutal tonight with a few real bad plays - the giveaway to Krejci while the Rangers were on the PP, with minutes left and the Bruins completely gased after an icing and a big face off win by Step, Girardi shot the puck right into Boston players skates 2 feet in front of him.
How long could the flight have possibly been? It's a 40 minute plane ride from Montreal.
8 months ago on Kings 1, Rangers 0
Yeah, I didn't make it to the Hudson Station. Got to the game just in time and late in the 3rd we got the call that the kids woke up so went straight home after the game.
8 months ago on Rangers v. Kings (Game 20)
The Garden has been awfully quiet. I went last week too, but in fairness they didn't give us much to cheer about tonight. After they blew 4 consecutive power plays, what would anyone expect?
Yes I tried a few times tonight but it is awkward when no one joins in after I yell 2 or 3 times.
Nice!! I was deciding whether or not to go tonight - a free beer before and after is the clincher for me.
8 months, 1 week ago on Rangers v. Kings (Game 20)
That's why I rarely post even though I'd like to more often
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan Practices in Contact Jersey
Good one. I agree.
I can't wait to start a bring back torts chant. This coaching change was a total disaster. I don't think AV knows what he's doing. Something else - the lat few years under Torts the Rangers looked a lot more like a team. Now, they look like just a collection of players. Man, I know Montreal gave him good money but Prust was so important. It's not just what he did on the ice but I think he was pretty close to some of the guys off the ice and there was much deeper comradarie in the group. Pyatt absolutely sucks and has no purpose here. I was ever on the trade Delzotto train but its time. I think it's definitely time for a trade. The Rangers need to shake things up - another week could mean the difference between making or missing the playoffs. Yes they need scoring but they need a piece that will fit - chemistry wise and hopefully bring this team together. One of the things that Torts always talked about when the team was doing well, was how they were "tight group". I think it could even mean bringing up more of the kids and bring them up together - but a trade still needs to be made to shake up the team get rid if a few the players who aren't performing for a piece that fits.
9 months ago on Flyers 2, Rangers 1
Well, we aren't even talking about eminent domain here - we are talking about the city forcing them out through other means - by letting their "special operating permit" expire.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on MSG May Have to Move in 10 Years
Actually I am a season ticket holder. It is still at their own risk - they laid out the money. If you feel the ticket prices are more than they are worth - then don't buy them. Consumers dictate prices not business owners. If they were just ripping us off - then we'd all be idiots - right? Apparently they haven't had a hard time selling tickets.
I'm still fuming about this topic - just thinking about how many of you out there think its perfectly okay to try and force a privately owned business out of their privately owned facility by not continuing their "special operating permit" is infuriating.
12 months ago on MSG May Have to Move in 10 Years
Christine Quinn is a douchebag who doesn't understand a damn thing about business. She will destroy NYC. This will never happen and if it does - shame on our local government - not the Dolans who renovated MSG on their own dime without any kind of subsidies - what would be NYC's reason for not renewing the permit?? Talk about not renewing the permit is complete bullshit and a disgraceful violation of our free market economy. I am not a fan of the Dolans but for anyone to spend $1B on fixing an arena and then have the government not extend their permit 10 years later - because the government thinks they have a better use - we might as well call ourselves communists if there's anyone here who can agree that government should be able to make such a decision. I apologize for getting all political on this blog but this statement from Quinn us truly absurd and obviously would impact the Rangers.
BRING IT ON!!! LETS GO RANGERS!
1 year, 2 months ago on The Eff'n Caps Again?!?!?!?!
I wanted to play the pens - I think we would have beaten them but I honestly think we can beat anyone right now regardless of who we play. Definitely would help to get Stall back.
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers 4, Devils 0
I like the 8th seed. All of the "experts" will pick the Pens and I think we can and will beat them. They're such cocky bastards, they'll underestimate us, and after we kick their asses, I would love to watch Cindy and his submissive little lover i give up fleury of goal, crying and whining about how unfair life is. Did I mention, I HATE THE PENS! Bottom line, thEy don't scare me. I think we'll beat them.
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers Need One Point to Clinch 7th; While 6th Still Possible
@craig_atherton @KevinDeLury @Iron Mike neither are going to be easy opponents but for some reason, I'm just not afraid of the Pens this year
1 year, 2 months ago on No Update on Clowe; Cally Doesn't Practice; Dorsett Awaits CT Scan
@tygalpin I'm not afraid of the pens in the playoffs. I don't like Montreal or Boston for us as a matchup. There's no factual basis for it but its just the way I feel.
1 year, 2 months ago on Did the Rangers Just Jinx Themselves?
@coontzbloontz you have to factor in the game from last night. That was a tough physical battle and I would speculate that contributed to some of the sloppiness. The canes were quicker, they pounced every time we had the puck in our zone - Henrik was insane. Like we did so many times last year, we found a way to win.
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1
I'm starting to feel real good about this team again. Also have to give Sather credit, I think it was a very gutsy move making the changes that were made as opposed to riding out the season with a built in excuse (lockout). I think if the Rangers maintain this style of play which is the way we played last year, we have a real good chance of not only making the playoffs, but making a long run of it - and we can face ANY TEAM in the league. Especially if our PP can stay hot and Hank is the KING!
I was cursing about the Gaborik trade on Wednesday before the game but it didn't take very long to change my mind about it the way we whooped the pens that night. It's crazy how the team is completely changed. We definitely resemble last years team more now than before except even better, we now have a deadly power play. I hope that more than anything lasts!
I hate this trade. We gave up a 40 goal scorer and did not recieve any scoring talent in return simply because he's in a slump. Say what you will about the shoulder, players have good seasons and bad seasons. This is also not a regular season. I feel they should've let things play out and make a few depth moves in the offseason or at least get a decent scorer or blue line threat come back to us in the trade.
1 year, 3 months ago on Reflecting On The 2013 Trading Deadline
After reading the entire post and experiencing a whole range of emotions, I realized today is April 1st. Nice job.
1 year, 3 months ago on I'm Sorry I Hope You Can Forgive Me
If we are going to be totally unrealistic, I say gabby and richie for kopitar and doughty.
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers Talking to Kings About Gaborik?
1 year, 4 months ago on Jets 3, Rangers 1
I read the blog all the time and reserve comment until I feel there's something I absolutely must respond to. Are you people seriously wanting to trade Gaborik our leading scorer for this Oreilly kid who hasn't really proven his worth?
1 year, 5 months ago on Now Rangers Are Interested O'Reilly
I might be the only one - call me crazy, but I would not mind seeing Gilroy on the wing. He has good offensive skills and is a defensive liability. If you ask me, I think he may be better suited to play as a forward than a defenseman. Anyone agree with me?
1 year, 5 months ago on So Who Fills Callahan's Line-up Spot?
@KevinDeLury @HJB91 I totally agree its too early to panic, I mean for gd sakes its only 1 game 47 left but I just can't help from feeling a little bit nervous after tonight's performance. Hope we kick Cindy's ass tomorrow night and make fleury look like bryzgalov!
1 year, 6 months ago on Bruins 3, Rangers 1
I know it's only the first game of the season but man, with Nash and Gabby on separate lines I would expect we score more than 1 goal. And when combined on one line during a 5 on 3 PP playing in a one goal game and they can't tie it, I gotta tell ya, I'm a little nervous about all these high expectations for this team.
I'm just thrilled hockey is back! This can get me in trouble but if you really want that Nash jersey and really want revenge, buy counterfeit goods!
1 year, 6 months ago on Now that the NHL is Back, Are You?
I haven't felt compelled to comment in a very long time with this lockout going on but that was an awesome letter. It was very moving. Nice job.
1 year, 9 months ago on An Open Letter to Gary Bettman
Love to see a huge turnout but u don't think they are going to get it.
I would like to start a massive petition threatening to boycott the sport and deliver it to Bettman's office after 50,000 signatures. Any thoughts?
1 year, 10 months ago on NHL Fan Protest on September 15th | September
**are losing money. Sorry for typo
1 year, 10 months ago on Dolans Donate to Republicans | August
@AnnoyingJoe I don't think the Rangers really care to freeze the salaries. It isn't so much about the wealthier teams, it's the ones that aren't losing money.
I am a proud republican as well but have to agree with the general consensus here that this isn't a good place for politics.
@AnnoyingJoe Wow. This is how you see the world? So I guess anyone who is wealthy became wealthy only by viciously screwing everyone around them and not through hard work and smart decisions. Sounds like Obama's America. And there arent any Extremely wealthy democrats? And democrats arent corrupted by money! Out of respect to Kevin and this forum intended to be about NYR I will refrain from further comment regarding politics.
@TheKing I agree 1000% percent. I've always argued against the legitimacy of the Devils first cup because of the shortened lockout season. Of course part of that is pure hatred I have for the Devils but I don't want to be a hypocrite. Please gd just NO lockout! We are all just way too excited about this team to have a lockout.
1 year, 11 months ago on Gaborik, Lundqvist Would Benefit From a Lockout Shortened Season | August
@HJB91 Have to mention also love Adam Graves. He is an incredible human being who's dedicated so much of his life to helping children and charitable causes.
1 year, 11 months ago on Yahoo! Sports' Series "The Essentials" Covers the Rangers | August
Love Leetch, love Richter, love Bukeboom but Messier was my childhood idol above all others. Mess delivered the cup. I'll never forget his game 6 guarantee that he backed up with a hat trick! Besides, he was one of the greatest leaders in all of sports.
@HJB91 Actually not sure they have the cap space. I've read that they don't.
1 year, 11 months ago on Add the Nashville Predators to Shane Doan's List | August
Has to be the flyers. I think they're the only team desperate enough.
I don't want to just echo what everyone else saying but you guys are all right on point. I was reading this blog for a while before I joined and the first time I commented I felt like I was really welcomed into the conversation. I have looked around at some of the other nyr blogs but I can't stand them. This is by far the best one and most of the time my opinions are in line with the fans that are here. One thing I was truly shocked about in reading one of the other blogs to gauge fan reaction to the Nash trade was to see how many Ranger fans thought it was a bad move! Anyway, definitely very happy that Kevin decided to continue this blog just as is everyone else. Thank you Kevin. Awesome job!
1 year, 11 months ago on Why The New York Rangers Blog Is Back | August
Not really - bummed that I didn't. I was looking and I thought it was him he was only a few feet away but he looked too short. Finally I just called out his name and he was like "yeah" as if to say "it's me" then he walked away with his amazing beautiful girl. When I saw her I knew it was him. I was hoping I'd see him later on but didn't happen. Truth, I wanted to talk to him but wouldn't mind seeing her again.
1 year, 11 months ago on Jeff Beukeboom Joins Blueshirts United Chat Tomrrow | July
Just saw Sean Avery at a concert. His girlfriend is ridiculously HOT!!!
@KevinDeLury @AG_Blue Ha! Awesome. I didn't notice till u pointed that out
1 year, 12 months ago on Blue Jackets Chirp Me; I Own Them | July
100% agree. No one I hate more than Brashear.
1 year, 12 months ago on Random Ranger File: Donald Brashear | July
@Ranger Dave @AG_Blue @HJB91 Almost every Ranger fan is very high on Erixon but not me. I just don't see it. I know obviously he's still very young and needed some more time in the system but he's had opportunities and couldn't stick with the bug club. Theoretically if he was that good of a prospect, shouldn't he have been able to win over a spot in place of say, Stu Bickel?
1 year, 12 months ago on 2012 Free Agency: Del Zotto; Arnott; & Doian | July
@Ranger Dave @AG_Blue I've always liked Valentenko from what I've seen. He plays a solid physical game. Why wasn't he ever called up last year?
@Ranger Dave LOL we'll give em back that 3 round pick
Assuming we don't see Sauer anytime soon
Who are some UFA's or even RFA's you would consider looking at to add depth to our bottom D pairing?
That's didn't exactly turn out as I expected but I think it's still legible.
@AG_Blue @Ranger Dave I'd like to see Hags and Kreids play on a real speedy line together. Put one of them on the off wing.
Nash Richards Cally
Hagelin Stepan Kreider
Pyatt Boyle Doan
Rupp Halpern Asham
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG ohhhh Thank gd! Did not want to see him in Philly
He would have to want to come here pretty badly. - I hope he does. You also have to figure that at this stage of his career he wants to win a cup. On another note, I dont want Arnott!
I have a hard time understanding how there are some Ranger fans that are actually upset with this trade and think Nash was not worth the 2 roster players we gave up. I for one think the 2 we roster players we have were definitely the most expendable. Can somebody explain to me how this is a bad trade for us? I just don't get it.
1 year, 12 months ago on Nash Traded to Rangers | July
@KevinDeLury U run the best hockey blog there is (at least Rangers).
Still want to see Doan in Blue. & I keep saying I now think the chances are better than before. He's a great, gritty veteran leader. Not that I'm not excited about the team as is right now, I am. Add Doan, and I think we are the absolute powerhouse in of the East.
1 year, 12 months ago on Rangers Conference Call with Glen Sather and Rick Nash | July
@_Jack Asham, Hailey,Rupp, Boyle, Bickel, can all drop the gloves. Definitely still have toughness. Although, you do lose a little bit of heart with guys like prusty and Dubinsky. Overall, looks to be a very well rounded team. Much improved scoring threat, goo leadership, solid D from last year, Hank in net. I'm psyched. Can't wait for October. And please... NO LOCKOUT!!
@howiehockey If u get into the crystal ball business, I want to get into the GM business. This is the exact trade I proposed except of course for the 3rd rounder and the minor league Dman that came back our way - which absolutely no one saw coming! Truly brilliant on Sathers part.
@mando1231 I agree somewhat with what your saying but also didn't have to much faith on Bickel is some of those spots during the playoffs. One thing I don't agree with you at all about is Stall's play during the playoffs. He played as well as he's ever played and returned to true form during the playoffs. I hope he brings that back with him this season and I think the Rangers look as strong and balanced as I can remember for a very long time. Even more so if they sign Doan which I now suspect is a strong possibility. A good amount of scoring, very solid D, awesome goaltending, good grit and toughness, veteran leadership, good specialty teams. I can't think of an area where this team would be lacking, at least on paper. Of course chemistry has to click and that's a whole different story.
Would love to see Mcilrath this year. Too bad he's injured. Really wanted to see him make the team out of camp. Maybe he gets called up later in the season?
@KCinMN98 I definitely agree. Would like to see Gabby and Nash split up. Makes it more difficult for opposing teams to contain both of them with their top D pairing.
Do you guys see Bickel improving enough to keep his spot on the team? Despite his new contract, it was obvious throughout the playoffs Torts didnt have much faith in him
Any word on Sauer? Is it possible that Mcilrath makes a full and speedy recovery to crack the team this year???
With Nash AND Doan Rangers should have a KILLER powerplay. After Doan signs the summer action is pretty much over, at least for us Ranger fans. Just dont want to see Semin on the Devils, which I dont see happening at this point. Already accepted the fact that Weber will be a Flyer.
I think after landing Nash, Doan signing with NYR is much more likely. He is 35 not getting any younger and I'm sure he wants to win the cup! If Doan signs with the Rangers, I like our chances as will (I think) most of the writers and analysts.
Awesome. These are exactly the 2 roster players I don't mind losing. This was a good trade for a top notch scorer.
I can part with Anisimov, Dubinsky + anyone not on the roster. PLEASE. I hope it's nobody more than that. Hate to see Hags go if he was part of the deal. Even if he didn't score in the playoffs his speed is essential to retrieving the puck on the forecheck when we dump and chase.
You are an idiot. If you have a problem with the writing on this blog, just don't read it.
2 years ago on Geography Irrelevent for Ryan; Owners Strike First; Trade Market to Pickup? and McIlrath Mobile | July
That's a pretty awesome goal
2 years ago on Rick Nash: The New Asking Price? | July
@scrangersfan @_Jack @JMK8363 That is an absolutely ridiculous statement. Semin hasnt been below the 20 goal mark since his rookie season, 5 times over 25, 3 times over 30 goals in a season and has much more well proven ability to shoot the puck and score in the NHL. He is also a +65 as opposed to Zherdev's -41. Bottom line is that Zherdev sucks and Semin does not. I think he has more of a bad repuatation than he deserves.
2 years ago on Offering Stepan May Get Rangers Nash | July
Jack, I completely agree. I'm saying it over and over again here on this blog. I would much rather sign semin than blow up the roster in a trade. I also don't think that he will get a long term commitment from any team. So it wouldn't be risking that much if we can sign him to a short term deal.
CJ nobody here wants to see the team gutted but the status quo simply isnt good enough. The Rangers will have to make some moves to improve their offense. Personally, as I stated many times over i would rather see them sign Semin than to give up assets from the roster in a blockbuster trade. If they were going to make a big trade I'd rather them trade for Weber than a forward and again my position is that if the Preds are going to trade Weber it would be out of necessity rather than letting walk for nothing as UFA and we should not gut our team, even for Weber.
I would love to see a trade for Weber (not Nash or Ryan) and sign Semin! No Stepan in the deal. Ive said it before and I'll say it again, if Naahville trades Weber that means they couldn't agree on a long term deal. Meaning Weber can walk as UFA next year and Preds get nothing for him.
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IMO McD (obviously Henrik also) is the most untouchable asset the Rangers have. He is so solid defensively and as some of u pointed out has shown little flashes of offensive brilliance. He is going to be a top defenseman in the NHL for a very long time.
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@tikk10 Money is money, he will get huge contract offers no matter where he's gonna play. From what I've read, Weber doesn't want to be in Nashville w/out Suter. So Poile would gave to get something for him rather than nothing if Weber decides to walk after next season. Isn't Poile is also currently susceptible to losing Weber to an offer sheet?
Shea Weber would be awesome. We always seem to be missing that big threatening shot from the point on the PP. However, I don't think we should have to part with too many assets to get an RFA who next year would become a UFA if they cant lock him up long term in which case they would lose Weber and get nothing in return.
I couldnt agree more with Kevin. Its like the new strategy is to fill the team with 4th liners and goons who can barely be considered 4th liners. I'm concerned about the direction of this team. It seems we are taking steps backwards while the teams around us are improving.
No one wants Semin? He is an elite talent. He can score goals and the Rangers don't have to give up assets to get him. I don't see teams lining up to give him a long term deal because of his reputation. although highly skilled, inconsistent and at times lazy. Therefore I think it would make sense to try and sign him to a 1 year deal. Certainly would fill a void while Gabby is out. Maybe Torts can motivate him to work hard. Worst case just let him walk after the season. He may even become a valuable trading piece at the deadline.
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I like so many others am thrilled that you are back at it again. I think this article explains the Rangers Rick Nash situation very well.
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