Zuccarello will absolutely be our most fearless player tonight.
Come to think of it, I bet it would be very difficult for Scott to hit him, punching straight downward is kind of awkward.
5 hours, 59 minutes ago on Dorsett, Falk Out Tonight; J. Moore, Pyatt Back In
I wonder if this spells Richards' buyout ...
agreed it's definitely not the way to build a winner, but that's what top talent demands
here's hoping Hank is one of those rare athletes that's able to compete at a very high level longer than most
1 day, 8 hours ago on Lundqvist to Be Extended for 7 Years, $8+ Million Per
Good catch. I can't claim we're close, but a couple of the right moves and we could be.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Dorsett Is Starting To Fill Prust Role
I didn't think Kreider was managed that well, but I didn't think it was as big a problem people made it out to be -- all those voices worried about Kreider being "ruined" ... not so much.
I still like Torts too, but I don't miss him.
4 days, 5 hours ago on Kreider Shows Off In Front of Torts
Yeah seriously, Betweentheears, it's a common refrain. Even if it wasn't, you do yourself no favors by patting yourself on the back, but I ain't mad at you.
Even if it's not at the rate of Torts, we can expect the lines to change. Putting Nash and Kreider on opposite wings is an obvious decision, and that combination will come and go. I wonder what else we'll see -- especially when it comes to changes in personnel ... Hmmmmm
Speaking of the Bergen Record, I saw Andrew Gross last night at the Garden before the BU-Cornell game (great game, btw) and maybe I should have said "hello," but I didn't. He is one of the better Rangers writers though.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Kreider Shows Off In Front of Torts
It's inexcusable that the Rangers' staff continues to ignore the observations and recommendations of the blog!
it's an unpopular view, but a sound one
4 days, 7 hours ago on Dorsett Is Starting To Fill Prust Role
McIlrath looked well out of his league during the pre-season, but all reports indicate he's coming along. I'd have to see it to believe it. I'm skeptical. It's also tough having a defenseman in the penalty box for long stretches, but I hope it works out for us and McIlrath just the same.
4 days, 8 hours ago on Dorsett Is Starting To Fill Prust Role
Absolutely. 'Say My Name' has made several good points on this topic, but one of his best comes in the form of question: "Why are we in love with our 'stars' when they haven't won shit?"
This organization could make some changes ...
4 days, 9 hours ago on Dorsett Is Starting To Fill Prust Role
Obviously team toughness has been a huge topic of late with the Rangers showing little backbone on a consistent basis. Dorsett is the only one that consistently stands up for the team. After Sestito calling out the team with his "show me anyone" comment, Dorsett not only answered the call but almost knocked out the bigger man when he stunned him with a left hook to the chin. That was awesome, but most fans say it's not enough to go the distance.
Most fans understand that an enforcer is a waste of a roster spot at this point. The enforcer is a dying breed because the league is just too good now. You have to have tough guys, but they have to actually be able to play too. We don't need an enforcer -- unless it's a short-term rental while they try to put a tougher team on the ice -- we need some more size and toughness. It was great when he had Dubinsky banging around out there, even when he wasn't putting up points anymore. And then, of course, we had Prust, who isn't a heavyweight but is one of the most skilled fighters in the league.
Don't even mention Bickel anymore. He's not NHL caliber. Mashinter could be developed into this player. He has decent skills, he just hasn't been able to bring his game to the NHL level, but I'm rootin for him. Haley isn't a bad player either and he's a tougher opponent than Dorsett even though he's also not that big.
Bieksa should be disciplined for kicking the helmet. For some reason, Boyle doesn't throw punches and should really learn how.
Some of the fans out here, when they're calling for an enforcer, sound like they should be fliers fans instead. We want a team that can win, and you won't win with a goon squad. We're close to having a winning team here, just a couple key changes could potentially do it. We should see some change during the season and probably even more over the summer.
Maybe you're right, @Say my Name ... in any case, looking at the aftermath, a couple Rangers seemed to take exception to the comment
5 days, 2 hours ago on Rangers vs. Canucks (Game 27)
unbelievable ... not one punch
@NYR44 @Say my Name
interesting point .. a rental enforcer
John Moore had a couple good fights. Of course he was watching tonight. I also think he fought mostly to help earn him a spot.
@NYR44 @Say my Name @adiroma94
no to an enforcer. waste of a roster spot. they are a dying breed, only a few left in the league. you need a guy that can play and fight.
@Say my Name
stunned sestito w that left!
Hey, Dorsett stunned Sestito with a left and Sestito had to tie him up! Awesome! Wish he knocked him out, but Dorsett isn't quite the answer
5 days, 3 hours ago on Rangers vs. Canucks (Game 27)
Happy for Kreider ... way to stick it to his former coach!
@Say my Name
i don't know, maybe. but you might be assuming too much.
show me anyone 'cause i'll take on anyone here.
i do agree they lack toughness. they can play to a certain level of toughness, but they rarely do. Cally and Girardi both look a lot softer this year, not that either of them are fighters, but they can ignite the team with toughness sometimes and now not even that is happening.
i do hope they'll address the toughness. but an enforcer is a waste of a roster spot in this league and there aren't too many of them around anymore because you have to be able to play. i don't have a great idea of who we''l get but i do think Mashinter can be developed into someone who can both play and fight, and that's what we need, but he's not quite ready