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BigDaddyNYR 04-22-2012 04:15 PM

Only 12 show up at "optional" practice today.....
 
http://www.nyrangersblog.com/2012-articles/april/practice-notes-only-12-at-optional-boyle-more-ice-time-for-kreider-alfie-skates.html

This is not good...after terrible loss, and only 12 players show up???

This ticks me off. Our captain didn't even show up.....

This probably pissed off torts to say the least.

KingWantsCup 04-22-2012 04:19 PM

What is an average optional practice attendance?

JeffMangum 04-22-2012 04:22 PM

Don't really see the big deal

And what's with this "terrible loss" crap? They were by far the better team last night. It's all mental at this point. Sitting down a day and reflecting on your play can be all that is needed.

we want cup 04-22-2012 04:22 PM

It's an optional skate and a lot of these guys are worn down and hurting. This is not significant.

alfstheman 04-22-2012 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by KingWantsCup (Post 48596899)
What is an average optional practice attendance?

fyi 12 practicing for sens also (alfie incl)

BigDaddyNYR 04-22-2012 04:24 PM

I can understand what you guys are saying. But I don't know why, this really pisses me off.

I do understand they are worn down, but do you really think torts would have worked them that hard???

But I do see where you guys are coming from.

Blueshirt Believer 04-22-2012 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by BigDaddyNYR (Post 48597221)
I can understand what you guys are saying. But I don't know why, this really pisses me off.

I do understand they are worn down, but do you really think torts would have worked them that hard???

But I do see where you guys are coming from.

Yeah, its pretty much nonsense. It doesn't even have to be a contact practice.

Just do passing and shooting drills. Work on some basic fundamentals like puck handling. They don't even have to skate hard.

nyr7andcounting 04-22-2012 04:27 PM

Seems like you should be pissed at the coaching staff then, for making it an optional practice.

Clowes Line 04-22-2012 04:29 PM

Not a big deal. We all know this is the one team in the NHL that would never mail it in. This group comes to work every game and has worked hard all season to be here. They aren't quitting. Sometimes taking a day off to rest and reflect is what is needed, not actual physical practice.

Do you really think Callahan, Hank, Dubinsky, and Richards are the type to take off from practice because they've quit and don't give a **** anymore?

Ail 04-22-2012 04:33 PM

This isn't the regular season, Torts can't bag skate them at practice after a tough loss. Especially when the loss is just as much on his shoulders.

Hopefully like others said, the time off and rest will help those who opted for that instead of the ice.

BigDaddyNYR 04-22-2012 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Everyday Im Hagelin (Post 48597655)
Not a big deal. We all know this is the one team in the NHL that would never mail it in. This group comes to work every game and has worked hard all season to be here. They aren't quitting. Sometimes taking a day off to rest and reflect is what is needed, not actual physical practice.

Do you really think Callahan, Hank, Dubinsky, and Richards are the type to take off from practice because they've quit and don't give a **** anymore?

Good point. I guess I over reacted. I guess it's just my heart speaking, and the terrible feeling I have right now.

I apologize. Let's go into Ottawa tomorrow, beat the **** out of them. Take it back to our house, and win beat these god damn Canadians.

Ail 04-22-2012 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigDaddyNYR (Post 48598037)
Good point. I guess I over reacted. I guess it's just my heart speaking, and the terrible feeling I have right now.

I apologize. Let's go into Ottawa tomorrow, beat the **** out of them. Take it back to our house, and win beat these god damn Canadians.

No need for apologies here man. Everyone has an opinion, and 99.9% aren't wrong or right.

Dorado* 04-22-2012 04:38 PM

The rest of the team was at the driving range doing the type of practice which will come in handy in a few more days

Ail 04-22-2012 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Dorado (Post 48598475)
The rest of the team was at the driving range doing the type of practice which will come in handy in a few more days

:laugh::handclap: lmao

Man I shouldn't be laughing at golf jokes fans of another team would make, being made by our own fans.

Thumpz 04-22-2012 04:40 PM

It's also to be mentioned that Torts wasn't there this morning either. This was just a show up and stay warmed up sort of skate, not a full on, or even a half practice. They had tons of these throughout the season and you saw a lot of the guys who weren't playing at the time going to them along with a few roster guys who just wanted to get on the ice. I don't really see it as a big deal at all, especially since there will be a full practice tomorrow once they're in Ottawa. These guys get beat up all year, the playoffs are nice because there's no back to backs and the guys who need it can squeeze in as much rest between the games as humanly possible.

beastly115 04-22-2012 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dorado (Post 48598475)
The rest of the team was at the driving range doing the type of practice which will come in handy in a few more days

I was literally about to post this same thing.

The Rangers checked out of the series after game 2. They've been ready to golf for days.

haohmaru 04-22-2012 04:48 PM

I hope they win the series, and if they do, I don't want to hear another negative thing from AlphaQUp or Dorado until they're out of the playoffs. Not one ****ing thing. Good god are you guys (girls?) downers.

ohbaby 04-22-2012 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dorado (Post 48598475)
The rest of the team was at the driving range doing the type of practice which will come in handy in a few more days

LMAO. You guys are so bad, but funny as hell.

Robs789 04-22-2012 04:50 PM

If i remember correctly during the regular season usually only like 5-6 guys showed up to the optional. And usually it was guys like Scott, Rupp, Anisimov, Stralman, Eminger, Biron, etc.

Riverdale 04-22-2012 04:59 PM

Good, let them rest up

MetalGodAOD 04-22-2012 05:20 PM

So if Torts made them all show up and they had no energy tomorrow, you'd be calling for his head for not giving them enough rest too right?

Rest is just as important as practice at this point in the season.

RothmanHockey 04-22-2012 06:50 PM

Only 12 showed up for the optional on-ice session. Torts wasn't on the ice.

There were other players inside doing tape work, I believe. At least Richards, and I know a few others were doing tape work. In fact, I'd venture to guess everyone was in today for meetings/tape work. This was not a day off, it was just a day off the ice.

MSGFaithful 04-22-2012 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RothmanHockey (Post 48612597)
Only 12 showed up for the optional on-ice session. Torts wasn't on the ice.

There were other players inside doing tape work, I believe. At least Richards, and I know a few others were doing tape work. In fact, I'd venture to guess everyone was in today for meetings/tape work. This was not a day off, it was just a day off the ice.

Just about to say this. Pretty sure there are other players watching video/getting treatment.

Jumbo* 04-22-2012 07:27 PM

Who cares?

What exactly is a single practice going to do at this point of the season to make or break the game tomorrow? Absolutely nothing.

Its much, much better that a few of the guys who are banged up just rest up and come out strong tomorrow.

The only player I would be shocked about if he didn't show up would be Kreider since he's the only player that these practices will help with.

Dorado* 04-22-2012 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by haohmaru (Post 48599417)
I hope they win the series, and if they do, I don't want to hear another negative thing from AlphaQUp or Dorado until they're out of the playoffs. Not one ****ing thing. Good god are you guys (girls?) downers.

Hard to be positive dude when your team scores 4 in the first game and a total of what 5 in the next 4 .
I want th team to do well but at what point will the COACH try and adjust or prompt his players he doesn't even use in the 3 rd period to 1 : maybe get Konopka off his game what is he up to about 70% in the dot now . Wouldn't a fight maybe soften him up a bit possibly injure a hand where he's less effective
2: run effng Neil for once and for all before he hurts more players


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