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I wonder how many 'Totonto reviews' end up against the Rangers, - my guess is most. I can almost believe that Jannsens kick -in goal was allowed because the "League" wanted to help N.J. win as they are a franchise losing money.
5 hours, 35 minutes ago on Devils, 4 Rangers 3 (OT)
@johnnyb3910 Thats like poking a bear with a stick. Sooner or later, the Rangers are going to get one big beat-down.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Mashinter Traded to Chicago for Beach
Why is Sather even spending time on a trade such as this when there are more pressing needs on the starting roster. We don't need agitators, we need players who can back up the agitators when it gets physical.
@1NYN8V @papas1175 Was actually quite funny when within a minute of calling Zuc a "pesky gnat", he had to call the play by play of the "pesky gnat" scoring a goal.
First off, I have always been a Lundqvist fan and was anxiously awaiting this contract renewal to base my opinion of him further. Needless to say, I am disappointed in his greed and the lack of sacrifice monetarily to help bring a cup to NY. A "hometown discount" would have shown his love of NY and endeared him immensely ( see Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia, or Evan Longoria ). That's now behind us, and going forward, he now brings tremendous pressure upon himself for the duration of this contract to live up to it. Good luck with that.
Second, this entire organization rests on the shoulders of our Mr. Wonderful, Glen Sathers, who better start learning from the other successful organizations ( yes Glen, there are smarter people than you) how to properly GM a team. From putting a well balanced competitive, cap friendly team on the ice, to being one step ahead of everyone else in an elite scouting system resulting in successful drafts, smart trades, taking advantage of other teams desperate moves, and NEVER OVERPAY on the downside of a players career, no matter how popular they may be today. A teams success reflects entirely on the GM and the payroll he is given to work with. As GM of the second most valuable team in the NHL with the entire cap to work with, Glen, you fail miserably.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Lundqvist: I Want to Win the Cup in NY & I Want To Be a Ranger For Life
@Scott from SEC 224 @MikeBlue @shoot_the_goalie That's right, a RFA, meaning any team can offer him a contract, but will have to give up draft picks if accepted. Montreal can also trade him if they cannot afford him next year.
3 days, 18 hours ago on Lundqvist to Be Extended for 7 Years, $8+ Million Per
@shoot_the_goalie Wouldn't it have been better to hold firm at 7.5 for 5 yrs. and use the savings on someone like Subban next yr.? Do you honestly think Lundqvist would leave that money on the table to play in Calgary, Edmonton, or for that matter, anywhere other than NY?
@nickgrgas Even if the cap goes to 70 next year, do you want almost one third of it going to pay three players on the wrong side of their careers (if they keep Richards, and I'm beginning to wonder on that scenario) for the next four years?
3 days, 19 hours ago on Lundqvist to Be Extended for 7 Years, $8+ Million Per
Thanks, Hank. Please, no more bullshit talk on how much you want to win a Stanley Cup. In the end, its all about you and the all-mighty dollar. Oh, and Sather, nice job of holding your ground.
@JoeNYR The season is 1/3 over. This team is what it is: .500, do you need a whole season to tell you that. Lucky we're in the weakest division in hockey or we'd be bottom dwellers.
4 days, 18 hours ago on Jets 5, Rangers 2
Kevin, as I was reading your synopsis of the game, I was agreeing with every point you made. You are insightful and objective. I have said all along, this is a .500 team and I would trade away half of them to improve or at least build upon. Pyatt and Pouliot are a given. Brassard and Hagelin could be decent trade chips to teams that are in need of offense and are deep in defensive prospects (Nashville and Phoenix). Staal should be traded to Carolina ( who would give anything, but don't have a lot to choose from) before he becomes completely exposed of his injury. Del Zotto, - the sooner the better, and Richards, - the sooner benched the better, - before he becomes injured.
4 days, 20 hours ago on Jets 5, Rangers 2
@LanceGold1 @Purinton Nice post. I agree completely.
@rangerdave56 Miller is a fourth line center who's skills define the position - he's good on faceoffs, defensively responsible, and excels on the PK. We want Miller to be more than that, scoring, playmaking, back-checking, etc. and playing on the 4th line in NY won't advance his progress. Now playing on the 3rd line in NY and replacing Pyatt or Pouliot is the question I'm looking for an answer to.
5 days, 14 hours ago on Talbot Gets Second Straight Start Tonight
Personally, I think this is all about leverage in Hank's next contract. Before Talbot became the no. 2, Lundqvist was holding all the cards for negotiation. This is management's opportunity to tip the scales a little. Its all business.
@Mike Hallahan How embarrassing is it having Boyle stepping in to protect Pyatt?
1 week, 1 day ago on Bruins 3, Rangers 2
Ottawa is still interested (I don't know why) in DelZotto. Sather has got to act soon before they wake up and smell the coffee. DelZotto and Pouliot for Gryba and Zack Smith...please!
Its time to address the holes on this team that are now becoming increasingly apparent. Pouliot and Pyatt bring absolutely zero to this team (force another team to take them in any trade). Boyle and Moore are fine for fourth line, but need an enforcer to play with to make them play bigger. Dorsett is a perfect third liner who can skate, score occasionally, and adds grit. Mashinter or Miller would be a nice compliment on the other wing to Dorsett. The top two lines are interchangeable to whatever works. Hagelin and Brassard are just not consistent enough to keep and should be shopped for a first line center ( O'Reilly- stlll think he might be available in Feb.) Bring up McIlrath, and eventually find a replacement for Girardi.
1 week, 3 days ago on Rangers Couldn't Break A Carton of Eggs In Tampa
@JoshKaye @MikeBlue Actually, yes. Every team uses one or two roster spots for an enforcer or two. Obviously, the more skilled enforcers are few and far between. Boston, S.J., St.L. are a few of successful teams w/ skilled tough players. Until we get someone better, Bickel, McIlrath, and Mashinter are all we have, and I would play them ahead of Pyatt, Pouliot, and DelZotto.
1 week, 5 days ago on Rest Now, Could Lead to Success for Lundqvist, Rangers Later
@gravey94 Sometimes I wonder if most of the posters on this site are just a bunch of kids who are just becoming hockey fans. "Damn Olympics" is exactly my point. Don't you realize that Olympic hockey along with the World Cup for soccer is the pinnacle for hockey and world wide team sport competition? I can go on with a whole dissertation on why hockey is the best team sport and I'm sure you would agree, or you wouldn't be on this site. Hockey purists love Olympic competition, and I hope that someday you'll 'get it'.
@gravey94 @ivanricov U.S. and Canada uses their college and jr. players, while the rest of the world uses their professionals, - no thanks.