Great to see JT reunited with Zucc and Poop
9 hours, 10 minutes ago on
I agree with everything you said up until the last sentence. AV doesn't have to "wake up." AV has been working with the kid and he has been giving him a legitimate chance. That's why he gets called up. The coach and staff is working to develop the kid. AV wants him to be a success as much and more than any of us. AV and the rest want to see JT become a player that will consistently help the team win. They've been working on it all year.
9 hours, 14 minutes ago on
This confirms a lot of popular opinion put forth yesterday. Namely that Miller was called up in case he's needed. AV knows what he's doing and Miller has been part of the plan for a while now -- that has a lot to do with why he's a regular call up and why he's getting a chance. Miller's got a lot of good coaches to work with in New York and Hartford. In his previous call up(s) he's had defensive deficiencies in the game, so naturally he wanted to address it individually and the staff obviously addressed it to him. He's shown a good, physical, offensive game; if he can keep adding to it and become more responsible on his end of the ice, he's practically guaranteed a regular spot on the Rangers roster in the not too distant future. That's what they're preparing him for anyway. Like AV says, "95 percent of young players have to figure it out." Here's hoping that, in time, Miller puts it all together.
9 hours, 18 minutes ago on
It's one thing for a player to understand his role at both ends of the ice, it's something else to be able to perform and execute a solid two-way game as you move up from league to league. The NHL is the best of the best in this game. That Miller "tried to work on defensive things" is a good thing; it means he is addressing the area where he's made the most errors with the big club last time around. He seems to have great potential and he's lucky to be with a great organization. He's done well working on his transition to the AHL and ultimately the NHL -- which is why they're giving him a chance and he gets called up. I'm rooting for him to make the most of the opportunity.
9 hours, 28 minutes ago on
... well, @brian2686 he's not the Rangers' 3rd best, because he comes after McDonagh, Gorardi, and Staal
1 day, 4 hours ago on
Agreed that Fast is a more responsible two way player, but Miller is the stronger physical presence and brings more offense. Again, there are arguments for either of them. Also agree that it's just another body.
They're still just kids. You can't say "Miller is irresponsible ... period," because the kid can and will learn. It's not really a matter of trust either. AV knows what he has in his players and what he can do with them. He is working with them to try and get more, but these developments don't happen over night.
I won't be upset about who plays and who sits because it's a very good organization in New York and in Hartford and the coaches and staff know a hell of a lot more about it than anyone on this blog. Whatever they decide all I can do is root for my team.
LETS GO RANGERS !!!!!!!!!
1 day, 13 hours ago on
Sounds sound to me
2 days ago on
He may have been the answer a week ago too. I also believe AV's comments were meant to be motivational. There's an argument for getting him playing with the club before the start of the playoffs, and there's an argument for getting him more ice time in Hartford. In either case, it's not like AV just decided yesterday he was going to call up Miller for the playoffs. I'm sure that was decided some time ago. It's all part of the plan.
2 days, 3 hours ago on
I'm with the Diaz sits crew.
No Girardi on the chart?
2 days, 9 hours ago on
" fan of back-to-back Game 6 & 7. No time to think about a Game 7, just play "
... if necessary
2 days, 14 hours ago on
not bad for Sundays, especially the first one where there's two days off between
A different look on D w our #1 D line sitting. I'm glad Talbot gets another start under his belt.
This is a relatively comfortable end to the season for our Blueshirts. Hopefully that bodes well moving forward. After tonight it's a new season ...
LET'S GO RANGERS !!!!!!!!!
4 days, 6 hours ago on
@Not Callaqvist @IcyCup
that sucks... St Louis is actually in a position to compete and they might lose one of their best guys? i think that sucks. i'm not a Blues fan, but ...
6 days, 1 hour ago on
6 days, 2 hours ago on
those Zuccarello passes are amazing
this would be a good time for one of those short handed goals
sometimes he poops a lot
sometimes he shits the bed
more of those "good chances" have to be good goals ... hopefully the puck goes our way more in the post-season
Poop in their face
6 days, 3 hours ago on
That's Mud in their face!
no Gorilla Salad tonight, huh?
Girardi and Richards were doing shots together before the game
sure... extra pass though
well, they don't have a meeting, it's decided before the season
Stepan should've shot that
wake up call?
that was dumb
the way i feel during this game is identical to many of the rangers ... i'm just not that into it
if things don't shape up, might have to meet up w squirrel at the bar ...
here's hoping a team in blue shows up for the second period
... how crazy is it that they actually won more faceoffs though?
that's what this love is ....
6 days, 4 hours ago on
1 week, 1 day ago on
Nice to see Fast in the 3rd
We tend to take it as a foregone conclusion that Brad Richards will be bought out, but what if he's not? While having a bounce back year he has glaring problems, but continues to be a team leader. He's making his case right now, but the contract is just too much.
Yet to be seen ... Hags is one of our goal leaders
i've mostly missed the first period. i'm glad we tied it up anyway.
i got no tv, so i'm puttin the boy to bed, leavin the wife and goin to the bar.
let's win this!
True enough. I'm sure they want to start fresh, thus the talk that the Gillis firing is about "a new voice." To say that Torts is that new voice is obviously a stretch given the team record this year, but the organization may still try to work with him. I'm sure plenty of fans and more than a few players are ready to be done w Torts, but the chairman, Aquilini, hired Torts and maybe he still hopes to make good on his hire. I'm sure I don't know. Could go either way.
Canucks fire GM Mike Gillis the day after Vancouver is eliminated ... it would seem Torts will keep his job a little longer
I like the Blue Jackets win over the fliers
1 week, 6 days ago on
Thank goodness McDon... Er, Moore got us on the card early. A little resilience and we take a lead into the 2nd. I'd like to see these Rangers toughen up a bit.
Welcome Mr. Moore !!!
Hopefully AV's words serve as inspiration for Miller and he steps it up. He's definitely shown flashes and there's a lot of potential there. I'm rooting for the kid to succeed.
Please clarify the playoffs for me ... they changed it to this wild card setup, but is it still that 1st in the conference plays 8th in the conference and so forth? or is it some other playoff schedule?
When you consider it's 3 kids, that's not too bad ... I have one 2-year-old and I'm the shell of my former self, Hahaha
Those Klein and Diaz trades are looking brilliant, and good point about Staal; we already have a first pair guy to take McDonagh's place.
I was gonna say, "if we could just get Haggerty in the lineup," but I don't even wanna joke right now ...
This will be the Ryan Moore debut, right?
Who plays who in this new playoff alignment? Is it still that first in the conference plays 8th, or what?
2 weeks ago on
I don't see why it was so bad for the shoulder - on the other hand, it did look like he was in pain. It looked like both hands up, stick pointing straight into the air, and Burrows' left glove in particular catches McDonagh in the face. He clearly targeted the head, thankfully it was with the glove rather than the shoulder.
I don't really wanna defend Girardi here, but in his defense, he was watching the puck and didn't really appear to see what happened. Our two resident hobbits - St. Louis and Zuccarello - did appear to get a front row seat. St. Louis didn't look like he was gonna do anything.
It's frustrating to watch this team not stand up in these situations ... I wish we knew the reason