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Haha, talk about whining.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Another Game 7 For The Rangers
And at this point Stepan is leading all forwards in time on ice per game in the playoffs at 23:25. Cally is 3rd at just under 23 minutes/game, and leads all forwards with 13 blocked shots and has 20 hits. They've been great defensively, especially together on the PK, and they're starting to put it together offensively too. It'd be nice to see them connect for a shorthanded goal tomorrow night, they've been close a bunch of times this series.
7 months ago on Tic, Tac, Goal!!!!!!
Stepan was tied for 2nd in the league with 6 GWGs this season. Started slowly in the regular season and finished very strongly, and it's looking like the same thing for this series.
Faceoffs are huge. It seems like the Caps get all their goals, both on the power play and at even strength, after winning offensive zone faceoffs and getting in front of Hank for screens and tips.
Win the faceoff battle, stay out of the box, and win the series. The offense will come with puck possession as they showed last game.
7 months ago on Where the Rangers Goals Are Coming From
As long as Richards stops turning the puck over just inside the blue line, the Rangers should be able to neutralize a lot of what the Caps are trying to do.
And stay out of the damn penalty box unless you're going to take a Capital with you, preferably for 5 minute majors.
7 months, 1 week ago on Rangers to Face Very Different Capitals Team
Moore needs to be on the first unit, with the most creative forwards, Zucc, Brassard, Stepan, and Nash. No coaching except for setting the lines, otherwise just let them go.
And Moore should play on the left point, Stepan on the right. I understand the merits of going the opposite way so your stick is to the middle of the ice, but the Rangers are awful at keeping the puck in the zone, and don't score off shots from the point anyway.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Scoring a Power PLay Goal Is Sort of Important for the Rangers
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG If they really wanted Marc, I'd ask for Skinner, Ryan Murphy, and a 1st. The Hurricanes would most likely say no, but I wouldn't take anything less than that if I were Sather.
His actual trade value might not be as high as it should be due to the injuries he's dealt with the last two years, so even if they decided to trade him, I don't think they'd ever get fair value.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Jared Staal To Make NHL Debut Against Rangers
Is there a reason they don't call them the Hartford or Connecticut Rangers? The Bruins, Devils, Pens, Sens, Sharks, and Stars do that, and the uniforms are very similar to the NHL club's, which is good for marketing, especially when the team is fairly close the parent club's city like in this case.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Connecticut Whale Will Return To Being The Hartford Wolfpack
Toronto plays the Lightning Wednesday and then the Panthers Thursday, so I don't really see them imploding. Highest realistic seed is 6th, which is pretty attainable. The Rangers hold the 2nd tiebreaker since they took 7 of 8 points against the Islanders, in case they end up tied in ROW. Just gotta get that extra point these next three games.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers Move Into 7th Place
Much more speed in the top-9 now, though they'll suffer in the circle and on the PK somewhat. Kreider played well with Richards before his last demotion, maybe he'll get a chance to help Richards turn his season around before he gets demoted to the 4th line.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Boyle Misses Practice; Stepan Banged Up; Staal Returns
If Sather were to step down from both his roles with the organization, I wouldn't mind them bringing in Burke as Team President with Gorton or Clark as GM. Despite his time in Toronto, he's had plenty of success, including being the GM for the US Olympic team in 2010.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Brian Burke Linked to Rangers
8 months, 1 week ago on Rangers vs. Penguins (Game 36)
8 months, 1 week ago on Trade Deadline Tracker (4/3/13)
@Betweentheworlds Asham has to play, only have 12 forwards now. The team just got a lot older in the last 24 hours
Seems like it just worked out like that. He's been in the city and was at the Garden last night, and today Hagelin had a maintenance day, so they decided to get a look at him while he's around. Could end up needing him to play on short notice tomorrow if they make a trade involving roster players since the player(s) they acquire wouldn't get here until after the game.
8 months, 1 week ago on Fast Skates With Rangers; Miller & Kreider on Expanded 4th Line; Hagelin gets Maintenance Day
Kevin he was just a placeholder for Hagelin for the day so that the 4th line guys, which now includes both Kreider and Miller, could get a skate in together.
@gravey94 A couple media guys just said it's a maintenance day for him, so hopefully that's the case. I was worried about that too but I think it's all good.
8 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Like Glencross; Boyle Talks Heating Up; Gaborik Rumors Cooling Down
Seems like Hagelin isn't practicing. Which could mean that Fast is just holding his place for today with Boyle and Pyatt and keeping the other guys on the 4th line.
I think we need a levity as a fan base right now. Great work. If they get shut out again tonight though, all the levity in the world isn't gonna make a difference, and if you feel like actually shutting the blog down, I wouldn't blame you.
8 months, 1 week ago on I'm Sorry I Hope You Can Forgive Me
@maxrokz @KevinDeLury Can't take Boyle out of the lineup with Powe already sitting, it destroys the PK forward depth, which is much thinner as it is with Halpern gone. I think Saturday it should be Zucc in for Newbury and taking Boyle's spot in the top 9, and Powe in for Pyatt on the 4th line with Boyle and Asham.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Zuccarello Out; Same Line-up vs. Senators