Rangers Report 2.0
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Bwahahaha! The title of this one comes as Staal is outmuscled by a guy 1/3 his size and aresults in a goal.
Sam is having a bad game. Imaginary whistles, confusing goaltenders for skaters. Still better than the Rangers defense this period
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What kind of a stupid call is that?
I hope Rangers show some heart in the third period as they showed little in the second period. How do you continually get out hustled, out skated and outworked by your biggest rival in almost every game they play. There is no good reason why this team can’t show the same passion that the Islanders do every time they play the Rangers.
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Staal is great; top 2 on most teams I am told…
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Thanks for the new post notification as everyone is BANJing
Totally HA blog. Totally.
Staal has the puck stolen behind the net, then, instead of rushing the open man in front, stands there watching the goal.
Staal and skjel are very very bad along the wall
Where am I?
Let’s get 2 here boys!
Staal’s mom: “Now don’t you go getting yourself hurt out there.”
There’s a bunch of knuckleheads on the old thread still
Why in hell is there a Go Time POST 5 minutes into the third period? Apologize! 🙂
What a shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This game is over. Worst game of the season.
How bad is this D? Action must be taken!
How is Tavares not put on his aasen?
Nash pushed in
That’s a good goal. Nash was pushed.
4 minute blood power play and it comes out 1-1. Pathetic.
Absolutely legit goal, no question about it!
We’re going to lose this though because that’s how this game is going.
This will get reversed for goalie interference. Bouchuck pushed him in, but that did not matter last time.
Tiki is an arse wipe
But in that shorthanded, they looked like a bunch of useless, hopeless idiots…sorry.
The problem with this game is the tire fires look 10x faster than us.
Isles play old school; we play new school.
Could be worse………I could be forced to watch the islander feed and hear Butch Goring whine
What, Skjei thinks that his is The Yandle?
They are getting under greiss’ skin, keep it up
Could be even worse. Watch the game on mute and come here to hear all the whining
I haven’t seen much whining here but I guess the trick is to not comment about parts of the game while you watch it and then come here and bitch about people that do.
Opie got rocked on that hit
I can’t hear anything on here!
Where the hell is E3?!
Why, for the past few years, does it always seem to look like the ice tanks care about games against the Rangers much more than the Rangers do?
I turned up the volume…still don’t hear anything
Get the whacks out of your ears!
Carp always says it…game 7 for the fishies
Nash with great play off the side wall on the goal
Probably on the can, wick
I forgot puemple was even dressed
When a patient gets difficult you Quine them,
4th line a banger or two; just a mirage to think there are 4 O lines
I forgot who asked. Isles PBP guy is Brendan Burke, son of sportswriter Don Burke, one of the nicest guys in the whole business.
What bothers me that Rangers play with their full and best roster (Klein notwithstanding and BTW, Clendening is not one bit worse), against the Isles who are without 3 key players and in place where there are 50% (at least) Rangers fans.
Whatever you guys do, don’t go to liberty Hyundai, they’ll raise your expectations
This ones no good, we need a medical dictionary.
I answered your question on last thread…repost
To answer your question…depends on if anything else comes back (ie burrows and 3rd for a 2nd…maybe), but not for a 2nd straight up. Depends also on what player/prospect goes the other way (fast, pirri, puemple, ronning…yes, but not that they’d want any of those).
There are several other rats/pests I’d rather have than a 35 year old burrows (5 years ago totally different story).
Down a goal with 5 minutes left and we dump in and don’t follow. Riddle me that.
The Miracle Met firing at the net; me likey
So you were BANJing?
seeedubbb, are you challenging?
The daze of whine and roses
I was BANJing like a rock star
how wa that not icing?
I’d settle for a point…
Rangers played just well enough to lose.
Brady shea skates right by the puck and doesn’t take the body – argh!!!
To whom it may concern: Don’t tell me how good we played. Just don’t.
I’d settle for a scotch
Only Holden would play the pass with an empty net. Smh
Henrik should give the entire bench the death stare. They were embarrassingly bad in front of him tonight.
Nice D at the end; who needs Henk??
Well that was fun. I’m out.
I voted for Kukla Fran and Ollie.
Who lost that battle along the boards with Ladd…oh wait
And someone needs to put out an all points bulletin for Mika Zibenajad, who has gone into one of the disappearing acts like the ones he displayed in Ottawa.
Oh yeah. My 3 stars: Henrik Lundqvist, Hank, The King.
Islanders win Game 7
That was a limp bisquit
We need to get BANJ off Twitter and back here.
I voted easy peasy jimmy vesey, shampoo boy, and machine…in no particular order
This game was unforgivable. Absolutely. 2 goals against in particular.
Pens jets 3-3 in 3rd
McDonagh was a lousy captain tonight. Well, he was actually just lousy.
I hope shampoo boy rips everyone…
Not too many guys were good
Pathetic why can they not beat this team! Well at least we have another loss to look forward to Sunday!
Is Nash our bobby Ryan or is bobby Ryan the sens Nash?
Kreider needs to get out of the pool!
Crosby just cross checked ehlers all the way from the neutral zone lol
Oilers up on flyers…woo hoo
If the oilers would eat half of pouliots salary, I’d take him back
How can a zebra call a penalty on the NYI for pushing (Nash) into the goalie and then call a concomitant penalty on Nash for falling into the goalie? Willie Wonka Land.
This is the reason I never go to a Ranger Islander game. It’s not worth the money when you know your team is not willing to raise their level of play to beat the other team. Even though this is their “game 7”, it’s still disgraceful that the Fishsticks consistently play with more heart and compete level. Rangers were out worked and out muscled for every 50-50 puck. Their defense is unwilling to put anyone on their wallets, they would rather make snow angels. Hank was hung out to dry tonight. If this is the way they compete in “big games”, then Gorton should be a seller next week, position properly for expansion draft and build for a year or two down the road, with some young talent with size, grit and heart.
What a save by flower
Nash is a legit star and plays both ways, but he is a disappointment to me considering what I was anticipating when we brought him in.
Staal” We gotta do a better job in keeping the puck out of our net.” Duh.
Staal kicked around by a midget on the wall to give up a horrible goal.
Top pair on most teams I am told…
Staal “i have to get past getting my aasen kicked by semin. I need to realize that continually losing 50/50 battles to players smaller than me is not a good thing. Physicality is my friend, shuffleboard bad!”
Wicky – vibn; make sure FG doesn’t find out…
AV: “Give the opposition credit.” Not my president.
Can’t wait until the Former NHL Star Anson Carter show. Hockey and Pop-Culture. NOT.
Wow. Even Duguay says we are (were) soft.
2nd pair not 1st
EVERYONE makes a bad play from time to time.
Duguay on Vesey: It’s a long season for him and he’s bound to be tired. He’s spending a lot of time in the gym and getting stronger.” WHAT?
Softest team in the league. Pushed right out of the building by the big, bad Isles. 6-game streak rendered moot. Bottom-half D corps.
Alex is correct, everyone does make a bad play…from time to time.
Problem with staal (and others imo) is his compete level (or apparent lack thereof) the majority of the time. No way he should lose as many wall battles and position battles (ie competitive situations) as he does.
I must have missed a lot of posts, don’t remember anyone other than norm calling this team soft, but maybe I missed some posts.
Now, I’m just trying to “interpret” norm’s post (so I could be wrong) but I think norm is saying 2 things…
1) because the rangers lost tonight, the 6 game win streak doesn’t matter.
2) the rangers out worked the isles tonight.
I very respectfully disagree with both of those opinions of norm’s
Maroon just pounded manning
Of course gudas wouldn’t go with maroon..punk aasen
in general this season Staal is fine overall as 2nd pair defenseman
Yeah, he is a 2nd pair d man based on ability…not sure his compete level matches his ability most nights.
He’s kind of the anti fast
Wicky – I’m including ability and effort. Overall game. There was a few games he missed with concussion and the results were plain to see without him.
Alex – what are the three best parts of Staal’s game?
Wicky, stop being such a drama queen 🙂
Staal’s a legit second pair on that crap team that just beat them, and on the team they just beat before this.
I would trade Leddy for Staal yesterday; can’t be serious
Yup. Lost a game. Time to unload Staal.
I go by the eye test. Not by corsi and that sort of stuff. I’m not saying you or anybody here goes by those stats. Like I said above all payers have their bad moments. His are not nearly as frequent as you believe.
On the bright side….
These are the games you have to lose if you are shooting for that wild card
I liked Leddy on Chicago, and he’s not bad now.
Just lose, baby!
SN on Staals 3 best parts, he’s slow, loses every puck battle, and can’t make a pass! On top of that he can’t see! Definitely a top pair D man on this cotton candy team!
This group is as generic as a box of private label corn flakes. If we’re going to go all corporate, at least put a couple of hard almonds in the box.
Staal quoting Oscar Wilde: “Everyone makes a bad play from time to time.”
When is this team going to look across center ice at the fishsticks at the opening face off and say this time it’s our game seven and trash these cross town rivals!
Anyone who has ever played competitive sports knows that EVEN in high school, you can go to the State Championships and if your cross-town rival doesn’t even have a .500 season, but somehow manages to beat YOU somewhere along the line, you cannot live it down and you spend at least that miserable calendar year hearing from also-rans “we beat your ass.” I wonder if our boys even care. Doubt it.
Interesting coos maybe that’s why Champions care! Speaks volumes about this cotton candy team!
Doodie – I thought I was being harsh on Sam but he was so off I was wondering if he had a couple of drinks with Charles Oakley before the game. Too soon?!?
As for Burrows, I am passing. If the Rangers are going to trade prospects and/or picks for a forward it better be for a center who can win faceoffs. If the Rangers bring in Burrows that mean Buch gets prucha’d because AV is not going sit Fast.
I bet da coach gets Pirri back into the lineup against the Caps and the question is does Buch sit again or does Lindberg find his to the bench.
The Game Review post should also say only “Whoops”
Heard an interview yesterday with Charles Oakley. No idea of more than half of what he said though he’s rumored to be an American with 4 years of American college in his curriculum vitae.
Dolan’s not much better, but at leasetone can understand what he’s saying however stumbly he says it.
‘at least one…’
They weren’t that bad last night. Their compete level was similar to the Isles’. They won games during the streak that they played about the same. Minus the three F-ups they didn’t give the Isles much. Staal used to be very good on the boards. I wonder if he can see the puck well at his feet now. Skeij is a big kid. He has to use his size to be stronger along the wall. The shorty was inexcusable. Everyone except Miller chased Tavares and the puck into corner. Miller stood in the crease and left the shooter “uncontested.” They were 5 on 2 in their zone and left someone uncovered. PP is a disaster right now and the Zika vaccine has been deployed. He has completely disappeared. Sit him a game to send a message or at least knock him down to the fourth line like he did with Miller.
Coos – My all time favorite student athlete story
FG – I stopped reading Jack London and Tennessee Williams for that very reason.
And I won’t go to an Orlando Bloom movie.
Outside of some of the gaffes, didnt’ think they were intimidated or outworked, but missed 1st so there is that.
Azzlanders missing 3 starters last night including top defender.
4th line had some decent shifts despite Pimple getting run. Need another banger or 2 for that line.
Henk was flopping all over the place, seemed to be lunging at the puck; D wasn’t helping much
Shea had to hit Ladd on the 6v5 side wall puck battle before empty netter. Needs to be more physical
Charles Oakley went to Virginia Union; is that even a college?
the basket weaving major didn’t help him get a job so he tried the NBA instead
6’10, 340 lb high school senior who failed every and all subjects from 1st grade on…
Virginia Union coach to secretary:
“Get that boy on the line.”
North Carolina coach to secretary:
“Get that boy on the line.”
Kentucky coach to secretary:
That reminds me of college…when I was a senior a bunch of us took a criminal justice class (one of the classes that fell under what most students at the school called the “jockology” program) and the professor asked students to name U.S. cities with high crimes rates, one of my teammates blurts out “Texas” (sadly, he wasn’t trying to be funny)…the professor looks at him like seriously? My teammate then starts trying to justify his statement…I’m just listening and looking at him like wtf…idiot, finally I interrupted him and told him Texas was a state, not a city…
I also had a teammate in college that scored a 7….a falking 7…on his A C T. Unreal
Too bad Jason Day doesn’t play for us so that AV Wedgie could say “Day is day to day.”
Prior to the 1994 playoffs, the Islanders won the season series from the Rangers. In fact, the islanders hadn’t lost to the Rangers in 17 games at the Mausoleum.
So this Game 7 mentality against the Rangers is nothing new. It’s in their DNA.
Playoffs, it’s a different story. It took the islanders 155 minutes before they scored their first goal against the Rangers, meanwhile, the Rangers had scored 15.
The cumulative 22-3 score for the series was the second greatest margin of total victory in NHL history. The islanders were destroyed when it really counted.
George The Animal Steele died!!!!
SN, I thought Hank was overly aggressive at times too, but I put it down to the poor defensive play. On that 1st goal it looks like Lindbergh lost Lee (who scored) behind the net and got tangled in Hank trying to get over there. Prevented Hank from making a push across, but I don’t think he would have gotten there anyway. Other 2 goals, especially the shortie, were pathetic displays by everyone especially Staal, Mac, Zib, and JT. I thought Hank made some big “timely” saves, but when your team gives up those high danger chances right in front fuhgeddabout it. I’m just hoping that Hank doesn’t go down that rabbit hole of overcompensating going forward. If so, we are gonna get smoked especially by Ovi and co.
Kevin Stevens, after playing in an international event early in his career, recalled Stockholm as “the worst city in America.”
Re Henk; wasn’t referring to goals, but how he was losing his balance and jumping at puck. Seems to have been happening more often so guess they don’t want him sitting back. Funny how we dissect a goal but not the saves. Some saves are not that pretty but they are saves so the objective was met, but the process may be faulty.
All 3 goals were on the D, esp the shortie which was embarrassing. On the Lee goal, the opposition made a great play. Those were 3 good passes by their 1st line against the 4th line out there for an extended shift because of a dumb icing.
They come in riding a 6 game win streak against a team playing desperate hockey and let up a rare shortie and lose what’s a one goal game until the empty netter. You can’t put that on one player be it a forward a dman or a goalie. It used to be funny when after every loss there was sheer panic and disgust. Now it’s just weird.
To quote Dave Maloney, it’s easy to see a the warts on the team you follow. Regardless of who you guys put blame on, this team is still 10th out of 30 teams in goals against per game. To give you some perspective, Pittsburgh is 16th. And to boot the Rangers have been using Girardi on the top pairing, have had endless amounts of injuries and had to keep their heads above water while Lundqvist went through his slump. My eye test says that they’ve made something out of nothing a lot more often than they’ve paid the price for their warts thus far. I do find it very irritating that they keep losing to the Islanders though.
SN you’ve got a good point about dissecting goals but not saves. I forget where I heard it/read it but I do remember hearing something about how they wanted him challenging shooters more and it’s been something he’s been doing more since the all star break.
I said it last night, I don’t see this panic and doom and gloom some people reference…I just don’t.
I read the game comments again, i sure don’t see panic and doom and gloom. I see people making real time observations of a game they are watching, positive and negative.
I said taint.
The between periods stuff was pretty interesting. Right before a commercial break it was something like this, “The Rangers have been awful on the power play. But, good news. The Rangers start the period with the man advantage.”
They are going to get 100 points again and there is no way to catch the Caps so it’s hard to get too worked up about a loss when they didn’t play that poorly. They are in the preferred seeding slot at the moment and look to be locked in there. Sunday will be a measuring stick. They have to at least be competitive.
Wick, nothing wrong with positive and negative assessment. but there’s some hyper critical comments sometimes about the same group of players people don’t seem to have patience for. I’ve had my moments, not trying to act superior, just attempting to put things in perspective a bit. We’re in pretty good shape. Do I like losing to the Isles? hell no. Do I get tired of the things this defense does? sure. And Zibanejad is cold as ice at the moment. I get there’s stuff to be negative about. But in the grand scheme of it, there’s more to be happy about.
By the way- Seems like Anaheim is looking to make a hockey trade and unload someone from their blueline. May be the ideal trade partner for this team.
ORF, I’m in favor of them staying in 4th. I dont believe in them tanking to stay there, but it’s obviously the better position. Even if they beat a team like Pittsburgh or Washington in a 6-7 game series, it doesn’t play in their favor the way a later round match up would. Also, I expect them to win against Washington Sunday.
Did someone mention Kevin Stevens? Good old East St. Louis Kevin Stevens? Uh oh.
Actually, Collinsville, IL, a suburb of E. St. Lou. I still have the police report.
SN, agree on Hank needing a balance between playing “on his toes” and being too aggressive. I thought he crossed that line a bit last night, especially in the 2nd period, and was out of position or flopping on some saves. I was just trying to say earlier that I thought he started doing that after some poor defensive play leading him to overcompensate for the lack of D in front of him. Problem is when he does it we usually end up getting burned…
Remember when Chevy Chase, driving the family wagon, was looking for directions in E. St. Louis? Yuk Yuk.
Have any of you seen the movie “look who’s back”? Hilarious
Good game in Ohio tonight. Rangers fans have to root for CBJ to finish in the 2-3 slot for any number of reasons, right?
RIP George “The Animal” Steele. It would only have taken him 3 hours to gnaw thgrough modern NHL goalie pads.
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