Gives me the warm-n-fuzzies seeing Nash, Callahan, and Hagelin all in the lineup. Praying the team that played in Boston shows up again tonight and we'll have a chance. Only issue I can see is keeping up the intensity against an out-of-town team, and on the road. I feel (hope) Kreider will take care of that department though. LGR!
It took me a solid 5 minutes to figure out how that gif worked. :x True art.
11-21-2013 11:06 AM
Originally Posted by Punxrocknyc19
Why cant the Rangers find these players?? most teams have at least 2 or 3 players like this.. Bruins, Sharks, Ducks, Stars, Kings all big physical teams.
Dallas has been rebuilding for a while, stocking on picks/prospects.
Benn was a great find in the 5th round, but every team gets one of those once a decade.
Chiasson was a 2nd round pick that panned out due to great scouting.
Nichuskhin was a #12 pick that fell due to the Russian factor.
Seguin was a deal Dallas was able to make because they had stocked up on prospects and picks for so long. They were able to sell part of the farm in Morrow (acquired in a sell deal to Pitts), Smith (drafted/scouted), and Fraser (scouted) along with Eriksson.
The Rangers haven't been in a position where they're stocking up on assets to develop like that in a while. Also the West generally places more emphasis on size, so drafting goes that way too.
11-21-2013 11:07 AM
The Rangers will win tonight. I said it in the Boston PGT, the Rangers lost close games to two of the better teams in the league in the last two. They lose 1-0 to a Kings team that had a goal come off of a deflection off of stralman. The Rangers were also playing on back-to-back nights. I thought the Rangers had dominated play at times in the Kings game. They were able to hang in there with the size of the Kings and the Bruins imo. They lose 2-1 to Boston and absolutely outplayed them as well. Bad breaks. I thought all 3 quotes in the GDT above show that this team is on the cusp. They have the talent in the top 6. Kreider will start scoring. Nash will get more comfortable with more games. Rangers will win tonight and go on a nice little winning streak. I think they take the next 4. Yes I'm calling it now. They beat Dallas, Nashville, Tampa, and Florida.
11-21-2013 11:11 AM
Dallas is a five on five team so if we can turn this into a chippy game, we should.
1.14 for/against Dallas in five on five, to only .74 for the Rangers
Their PP+PK% only totals 93.5 percent, however where the Rangers total 102.6%
11-21-2013 11:12 AM
Originally Posted by Wolfy
Del Zotto got the Zucc-treatment, lets hope he responds in the same positive way.
Dallas comes off a 3-0-0 road trip, won six of the last seven games...ugh!
Dallas has played well lately. However, in the last 3 they played Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton. Not exactly world beaters. Yes they beat Boston and Detroit this month, but that was two weeks ago. They beat an Ottawa team that is just lost right now.
Let's see how a solid defense, solid goaltender do against Dallas' offense.
11-21-2013 11:17 AM
Benn is a stud. 5th round pick. Imagine him opposite Nash.