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Kershaw 02-05-2013 05:54 PM

Rangers icing worst 3rd pairing in history of the NHL?
 
The Rangers are playing Matt Gilroy and Stu Bickel on the 3rd pair tonight against the Devils. Is this the worst defense pairing in the NHL in a long time? If not, which ones do you believe were worse?

VerySuperFamous 02-05-2013 05:55 PM

The Buffalo Sabres :sarcasm: obviously

cynicism 02-05-2013 05:55 PM

This is far, far, far from the worst third pairing in "NHL history". If you think it is, you must think the NHL formed five years ago.

Mike Yeos Eyebrows 02-05-2013 05:56 PM

Boston Bruins 2006-07 at one point iced Bobby Allen and Jason York as a third pairing.

Allaboard 02-05-2013 05:56 PM

Wow your right that's a tough one for any two to be worse than.

Tanner Glass 02-05-2013 05:57 PM

If Gilroy is half as good as he was against Tampa, we'll be fine

CBJBrassard16 02-05-2013 05:57 PM

Dude, with the Jackets 4 injuries on defense they have Nick Holden (5 NHL Games) - Cody Goloubef (1 NHL game) playing against the Stanley Cup champs. With Tyutin-Savard as the 2nd pairing and JJ-Erixon as first. So yes, it could be worse.

topchowda 02-05-2013 05:57 PM

Edmonton sees that and ices Potter and Whitney

ColoradoAvs 02-05-2013 05:57 PM

Greg Zanon and Matt Hunwick

Kershaw 02-05-2013 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cynicism (Post 59108547)
This is far, far, far from the worst third pairing in "NHL history". If you think it is, you must think the NHL formed five years ago.

Which ones were worse?

jumptheshark 02-05-2013 05:58 PM

and I thought Oiler fans suffered from panic attacks

3rd worst in HISTORY

not even third worst in the league

SimplySensational 02-05-2013 05:59 PM

Wideman and Schultz...

Jack Donaghy 02-05-2013 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ColoradoAvs (Post 59108705)
Greg Zanon and Matt Hunwick

My condolences, for real. That's brutal.

SenzZen 02-05-2013 06:00 PM

It's not as though they'll play at all anyway.

ZacUSNYR 02-05-2013 06:01 PM

In the rangers defense. The best offensive player on the devils is David clarkson.

Bathcat 02-05-2013 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by topchowda (Post 59108697)
Edmonton sees that and ices Potter and Whitney

Ha!

Whitney is one of the slowest NHLers and Potter has the hockey IQ of an avocado.

My pick, too.

Roo Mad Bro 02-05-2013 06:05 PM

Flyers 3rd pairing during their cup run was atrocious.

Lukas Krejicek & Oskars Bartulis.

Since that game 6 loss in the Finals, they have played a combined 13 NHL games between the 2 (all Bartulis).

Kershaw 02-05-2013 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bathcat (Post 59109073)
Ha!

Whitney is one of the slowest NHLers and Potter has the hockey IQ of an avocado.

My pick, too.

lol?

Ryan Whitney has been at least a proven NHL player for a solid 8 seasons now. He is far better than Bickel and Gilroy combined.

Bathcat 02-05-2013 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roo Mad Bro (Post 59109233)
Flyers 3rd pairing during their cup run was atrocious.

Lukas Krejicek & Oskars Bartulis.

Since that game 6 loss in the Finals, they have played a combined 13 NHL games between the 2 (all Bartulis).

They played very little. Almost was unnecessary to have them when Pronger, Timonen, Carle, and Coburn are okay pulling ~30mins a night.

Kershaw 02-05-2013 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roo Mad Bro (Post 59109233)
Flyers 3rd pairing during their cup run was atrocious.

Lukas Krejicek & Oskars Bartulis.

Since that game 6 loss in the Finals, they have played a combined 13 NHL games between the 2 (all Bartulis).

I think this is very comparable to Gilroy-Bickel.

BrimFullofAsham45 02-05-2013 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roo Mad Bro (Post 59109233)
Flyers 3rd pairing during their cup run was atrocious.

Lukas Krejicek & Oskars Bartulis.

Since that game 6 loss in the Finals, they have played a combined 13 NHL games between the 2 (all Bartulis).

Actually it was Krajicek and Parent, which is arguably worse considering Parent's deformed spine.

The pairing only was only on the ice for about a minute a game... But boy that was a scary minute

Bathcat 02-05-2013 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tortorella (Post 59109271)
lol?

Ryan Whitney has been at least a proven NHL player for a solid 8 seasons now. He is far better than Bickel and Gilroy combined.

He really isn't.

He goes to a new team, and the fans are like "jeez this guy looks pretty good, maybe the fans of the team he came from were wrong?", and then one day he decides he'd now on rather be a huge liability than an effective defender.

I can't wait until he gets traded again and pulls the wool over the new fans' eyes.

Kershaw 02-05-2013 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bathcat (Post 59109531)
He really isn't.

He goes to a new team, and the fans are like "jeez this guy looks pretty good, maybe the fans of the team he came from were wrong?", and then one day he decides he'd now on rather be a huge liability than an effective defender.

I can't wait until he gets traded again and pulls the wool over the new fans' eyes.

You're just wrong. Ryan Whitney even if he is a pylon brings at least some resemblance of a breakout pass.

Sportacus 02-05-2013 06:13 PM

Andy Wozniewski and Jay Harrison comes to mind.

topchowda 02-05-2013 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bathcat (Post 59109531)
He really isn't.

He goes to a new team, and the fans are like "jeez this guy looks pretty good, maybe the fans of the team he came from were wrong?", and then one day he decides he'd now on rather be a huge liability than an effective defender.

I can't wait until he gets traded again and pulls the wool over the new fans' eyes.

Thats a bit of a stretch. he was a pretty good defenseman when he came to edmonton. The injuries did a number on him. Hes played bad since


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