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Wolfy 03-31-2014 12:40 PM

Rangers @ Canucks
 
This will be a special game since AV will be back in his old town, and we will play against Torts. I wonder how the crowd will react.

Will not be an easy win here like in Edmonton, expecting a tough battle.

But it's huge if the Rangers win, beating Torts, more or less eliminating the Canucks, and two more important points :nod:

Brian Boyle 03-31-2014 12:40 PM

Gonna be there. nbd.

someone stole hank 03-31-2014 12:49 PM

I love how quick a pre-game thread comes up... Moar hockey!

Megustaelhockey 03-31-2014 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by -31- (Post 82583013)
Gonna be there. nbd.

It's a cool place to see a game. And Vancouver is such a beautiful city. If you ever have occasion to go, you absolutely should.

Tanner Glass 03-31-2014 12:54 PM

On one hand, the Canucks are in shambles.

On the other hand, they're gonna go hard against AV...

Brian Boyle 03-31-2014 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kreider (Post 82583607)
On one hand, the Canucks are in shambles.

On the other hand, they're gonna go hard against AV...

They've been fighting for their playoff lives for a while now. If they are motivated by wanting to stick it to AV....

Killem Dafoe 03-31-2014 12:55 PM

We don't have Kreider this game though. I'll venture to bet Torts is a tad relieved there.

Wolfy 03-31-2014 01:09 PM

We should call up McIlrath to take care of Torts' boys, I don't like how soft the Rangers are.

Aufheben 03-31-2014 01:14 PM

I hope the Canucks try to goon it up, maybe they'll take like 10 consecutive minutes of penalties again.

Inferno 03-31-2014 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfy (Post 82584247)
We should call up McIlrath to take care of Torts' boys, I don't like how soft the Rangers are.

The top 14 teams with the most major penalties.

1)Toronto
2)Philly
3)Vancouver
4)Boston
5)Montreal
6)Nashville
7)Ottawa
8)Washington
9)Columbus
10)Anaheim
11)Winnipeg
12)Calgary
13)Buffalo
14)Edmonton


9 out of the top 14 "tough" teams aren't playoff teams, in a league where over 1/2 the teams make the playoffs.

#tuffness


I'll take puck possession over toughness every day of the week.

silverfish 03-31-2014 01:59 PM

If all goes to plan, by about 1am Wednesday morning, the Rangers magic number could be 3 points :nod:

Then it's just that whole pesky home ice thing we need to worry about.

haveandare 03-31-2014 02:32 PM

Any indications if we're going to see Carcillo on the first line again? Good win in Edmonton, but I thought that was an extremely dumb move. What does Miller have to do to earn playing time? Seemed borderline offensive to me, "we'd rather have a fourth line grinder who we got for next to nothing play on the first line than take the risk of putting you, a forward we picked in the first round who has been dominating the AHL, in the lineup anywhere." Really?

I wasn't at the computer much at all yesterday. Did I miss something? Is Miller hurt?

Zamboner 03-31-2014 02:32 PM

Wish Kreider was playing.

SnowblindNYR 03-31-2014 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zamboner (Post 82588385)
Wish Kreider was playing.

Me too, I can't get over Carcillo playing on the first line.

JeffMangum 03-31-2014 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by haveandare (Post 82588375)
Any indications if we're going to see Carcillo on the first line again? Good win in Edmonton, but I thought that was an extremely dumb move. What does Miller have to do to earn playing time? Seemed borderline offensive to me, "we'd rather have a fourth line grinder who we got for next to nothing play on the first line than take the risk of putting you, a forward we picked in the first round who has been dominating the AHL, in the lineup anywhere." Really?

I wasn't at the computer much at all yesterday. Did I miss something? Is Miller hurt?

He's a scratch, I'm almost positive, and I agree that it's a dumb move. Miller is a solid third liner I'd say, although I really would like to see him at center.

Idlerlee 03-31-2014 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by haveandare (Post 82588375)
I wasn't at the computer much at all yesterday. Did I miss something? Is Miller hurt?

Miller was taken out of the lineup, and third period against the flames becuase what AV conisdered defensive and offensive issues.

So my bet is that he has no confidence in the kid at present

Barbara Underhill 03-31-2014 02:55 PM

Do the fans beg for AV back via chant?

gardenparty 03-31-2014 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Megustaelhockey (Post 82583423)
It's a cool place to see a game. And Vancouver is such a beautiful city. If you ever have occasion to go, you absolutely should.

It is. Used to live on Long Island. Have been here since '91. Best city in Canada. Mild winters too.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...psc843ae11.jpg

Expect the Canucks to goon it up at some point. Tom Sestito (a legitimate heavyweight) leads the NHL in fighting majors. Only Dylan McIlrath would be able to go up against him. We could only put out Carcillo or Dorsett, both of whom would give up considerable height, weight and reach.

BlessThisMess513 03-31-2014 02:59 PM

Completely forgot Kreider got his hat trick against Torts.

haveandare 03-31-2014 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrianBoyle (Post 82589177)
He's a scratch, I'm almost positive, and I agree that it's a dumb move. Miller is a solid third liner I'd say, although I really would like to see him at center.

Absolutely. Give him some real time to shine or wither, and then act accordingly. This in between song and dance is idiotic. The kid's being treated like a far worse performer than he is.

Brian Boyle 03-31-2014 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barbara Underhill (Post 82589443)
Do the fans beg for AV back via chant?

I hope they aren't too convincing....

SnowblindNYR 03-31-2014 03:01 PM

AV really overreacted to a horrible defensive performance. Actually, he didn't overreact, it WAS horrible, but he seems to have placed all of the blame on Miller. The rest of the team stunk too.

Glen Sathers Cigar 03-31-2014 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfy (Post 82584247)
We should call up McIlrath to take care of Torts' boys, I don't like how soft the Rangers are.

Ugh. Yes, let's call up the defenseman who is severely not ready for the NHL and put him in when we're in the middle of trying to make the playoffs. Great idea!

someone stole hank 03-31-2014 03:21 PM

Carl Hagelin is skating with Derek Stepan and Rick Nash. (Steve Zipay)

Dan Carcillo is with Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett.* (Steve Zipay)

SnowblindNYR 03-31-2014 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by someone stole hank (Post 82590723)
Carl Hagelin is skating with Derek Stepan and Rick Nash. (Steve Zipay)

Dan Carcillo is with Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett.* (Steve Zipay)

Holy ****, why AV? It didn't work last time! The 4th line has been our best line for a while now, why ruin it? :cry:


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