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Ever consider perhaps Nash is trying to do too much? Not often a line mate carries puck in to feed Nash in the slot, is it. He carries it himself and ends up double teamed Not much going well on a poorly constructed team so it must al be Nash's fault. I know he hasn't carried the team on his own but let's be realistic. I'm betting he makes Team Canada and puts up points with higher skilled line mates.
2 months, 1 week ago on Stepan, Zucc Have Flu; Staal Out Tomorrow; Lundqvist to Start
Kevin was guessing possibly blister from him testing out new skates. That's what I was responding to.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Lundqvist Day-to-Day With Minor Issue
I'm obviously a Lundqvist fan and you can call me biased, but there's no way he's sitting out of practices due to a blister. No way. Hopefully it is just minor. Although he's struggled, he'll get back on track. Without him this already struggling team doesn't stand a chance. The last 9 years make that very clear.
Sorry but Dorsett is an almost total liability. He's like Rinaldo, but even like effective in that role. I'm not wild on having a guy who top 2 in league in PIM. Cannot help your team if you are always in the box. Dorsett would be a good player if he could learn to push the edge but not always go over it. Should have absolutely been waived. He certainly has no place in the line up against the Caps. Rangers put the Caps on the PP, they stand no chance and then will be embarrassed in an over-hyped NBC national game. They must win Wed game to gain some confidence and good morale. Don't usually have MUST WINS this early in season, but Wed sure is. And Rangers have to do it without Nash. Sigh.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Biron & Asham Placed on Waivers
I think the most disconcerting thing was learning this weekend that Brad is attempting to obtain membership at an exclusive golf club in the area. So, either he plans on being in NY for a while, or he is ok with flying back for sporadic outings.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Lundqvist Says Extension Talks "Volatile"
Strang says $4.5M total, 2.25AAV
8 months ago on Rangers Re-Sign Hagelin
Last I read somewhere it's projected to go to 70 million and up to as much as 80 in 3 years. But Hank is due his king's ransom and we will have key UFAs coming due next year, and still need to address flaws. The cap may be a probably for foreseeable future.
8 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Obtain Falk
@GiveGartneraCup @KevinDeLury See this article from a Canucks blog on Vigneault http://canucksarmy.com/2013/3/11/the-pros-and-cons-of-alain-vigneault
9 months ago on Eakins Not A Systems Guy; Vigneault Has Experience With Media Scrutiny
@TonySofio Dolan / MSG / Cablevision empire doesn't care all that much. Rangers are extremely small piece of their revenue pie. The tales of the inner-organizational issues are legion. I trust Gordie most, but not sure how he will even fare once he gets the reigns unless there are shifts at an organizational level.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Breakup Day News, Notes & Quotes
Sad (and rattling_ to hear Hank talk about NY in the past tense. He will have many of us nervous for a while, but my guess and hope is that it's just the beginning of posturing and opening negotiations. But on the other hand, I don't blame him one bit if he doesn't extend this summer. He's been made a lot of organizational promises over the years and that shit gets old. That said, he has always seemed like he wants to be a life long Ranger (and he loves living in NYC) and let's face it he is still feeling the fresh wound of a season over too soon. He's not stupid though, you hear him in prior interviews in the Boston round. Kind of seemed like he knew Rangers would be out but he wanted to at least not be swept out.
As for Mac, same thing, good for him on the hard ball negotiations. He is more crucial now than ever. Staal will never be the same. Love him dearly, don't get me wrong, but when your vision and depth perception will never be 100%, got to think he cannot return to his stellar form. He may still come back and be better than many other D, but not like he was playing earlier this year pre-injury.
Man, Step needs to take a course in negotiations 101. Major year, will be the top Center and he opens with I want to end my career as a Ranger?? We can always say that's admirable and it's not all about the money, but they play for a relatively short period and need to capitalize on the years they have. Will be interesting to see how the RFAs shake out.
I kind of fear next year will bring more of the same mixed bag as this season. Lots of new faces, many pieces did not work out this year, will be more young guys coming up. They will need some magic on their side to get to the Cup next year. But we Rangers fans are used to hoping against hope!
@dsclaw88 @KingHenrikRocks Work's been crazy; haven't been online. I might be wrong but I dont think the buyout amnesty applies if player is injured.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Torts Gone If Rangers Eliminated By Bruins?
Agree Torts will not be fired this year, but we've soon seen the last of Richie in a NYR uniform. He WILL be bought out this year. Despite slight edge on financials to wait a year, NYR could use cap space in the market this year, can afford to take the $6mil hit for waiting to buyout next year, without risk that Richie gets injured and then they're screwed on buyout. Inside word in NYR org is that Torts' bromance with Richie over. Buyout consideration has already commenced.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Torts Gone If Rangers Eliminated By Bruins?
Look Kev, I went for it and bought tix to Gm 6 bc that's what I wanted as MY Mothers Day gift. Blowing off dinner w mother in law. Can't have that foolishness on elimination game playoffs! NYR will absolutely bounce back. They can't break my heart on Mother's Da! Too cruel.
10 months ago on Capitals 2, Rangers 1, OT
The Big Easy =)
10 months, 1 week ago on TheNYRBlog Playoffs Preview Tonight at 9:30PM
None of this matters if top players can't score.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Fast Could Be A Ranger Next Week
@kerrycherone Second to that. Love this blog! And like Kevin, I was lukewarm to Biron getting the start today. After that weak goal, I was muttering, too, though not in French like Biron, apparently. So happy for Marty and the team that he turned that around and stood tall the rest of the game.
12 months ago on Rangers 4, Capitals 1
Not having Kreider in seems like a mistake. Just let the kid play, stop scaring the crap out of him and maybe he'll score some goals. They are mismanaging that poor kid at a time when the team desperately needs some offense. I know we don't want him to be a def liability but last game he's out there hitting and checking, but I didn't see him shoot.
1 year ago on Girardi, Powe, Del Zotto Back at Practice; Nash, McDonagh, Asham Not So Much
@Beckfan5 @GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG @KevinDeLury Wow. Have our expectations sunk so low already. It's beyond making the playoffs. Anything less than SC finals is unacceptable this year. Wake up Rangers!
1 year, 1 month ago on Practice Notes: New Lines & Power Play Units
OK, so I'm just catching the outrage train now. My pretty little self has been at work all day chairing the trademarks dept at a major law firm. Whoa, what, women can be law firm partners?! I digress. I should be griping about how I can out match any man I know, including my husband, about anything Rangers, indeed, anything hockey. I can even manage to recall stats, but wait, girls can't do math! And to think I'm raising my kids (my son AND my daughter) "the right way" by taking them to Rangers games and teaching them the fantastic sport of hockey. I wouldn't give a crap if this were in Cosmo and I get it that the Rangers organization didn't author this piece, but what a major miscue to publish it on their site. Hey, Dolan, last I knew, there was no salary cap on your website staff. Get someone with better judgment.
1 year, 1 month ago on Rangers' "Girls' Guide" Falls Flat
Didn't see that one coming. Not sure what to think yet. But was concerned in off season about depth and still concerned now.
1 year, 1 month ago on Rangers Trade Kolarik to Penguins