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02-01-2009, 03:13 PM
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Carpinello Unleashes In His First Week At The Blog

http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/

Wow. Quite a to start off the job, huh?

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I prefer Sam's style, but at least Carpy isn't boring.

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Fantastic job. WOW I forgot how good of a job Colin did with the team he had left and my God those teams were tuff

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I loved Sam's light hearted style, but Carpinello seems to tell it like he feels, so it's nice to not get the sugar coated answers.

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I loved Sam's writing and happy sense of humor, but Carp is a breath of fresh air. Dude says what he thinks is up, and doesn't seem to be afraid to offend anyone. I like that. And I agree with a lot of what he said too.

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I prefer his style over Sam's. Carpinello gets right down to business and isn't afraid of voicing his opinion, whereas Sam was mainly about factual observations.

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I also felt that recently Sam was catering too much to some of those clowns that post comments on his site. I like the way Carp just posted what he believes.

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Very little in terms of top prospects? I strongly disagree - AA, Sanguinetti, MDZ and Grachev...two top six forwards, and two top four D-men. Carpinello was a Campbell toadie as much as Dellapina was. Best guy on the beat right now is Andrew Gross.

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02-01-2009, 05:23 PM
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Very little in terms of top prospects? I strongly disagree - AA, Sanguinetti, MDZ and Grachev...two top six forwards, and two top four D-men. Carpinello was a Campbell toadie as much as Dellapina was. Best guy on the beat right now is Andrew Gross.
I think he means top prospects relative to the other teams around the NHL.
We really don't have any top prospects right now, in regards to elite talent.
Rangers are ranked 24th in the NHL by HF, which I think is pretty accurate.
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The tragic loss of Alexei Cherepanov creates an absence of elite talent, leaving behind a glut of power and checking forwards, and few natural goal scorers.

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I also felt that recently Sam was catering too much to some of those clowns that post comments on his site. I like the way Carp just posted what he believes.
I think Carp got right down to it by asking a simply question, should Renney stay or should he go? He wanted a simple yes or no answer but since a few felt the need to pontificate, Carp started another blog for everyone to voice their opinion.

It's a very clever stategy. By reading all the opinions, he can weed out the various opinions and get a feel for his audience.

Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.

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Sam should have left sooner. Good blog article.

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Sam was good, but I think he was a bit of an amateur compared to this guy. I love his candor and detail. Reminds me of Fischler a bit (who I happen to like).

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I much prefer Weinman. This entry seemed...unorganized. It almost came off as more of a rant than a planned, point-driven entry. There was some quality in there (the insight about Sather's previous coach-hiring choices), but it was all way to random and haphazard to be an enjoyable read. I am curious to see whether he follows up on his plans to ask Renney what his problem with Prucha is, but I don't really expect him to do it.

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Very little in terms of top prospects? I strongly disagree - AA, Sanguinetti, MDZ and Grachev...two top six forwards, and two top four D-men. Carpinello was a Campbell toadie as much as Dellapina was. Best guy on the beat right now is Andrew Gross.
That's what I always thought, but in contrast with vanRiemsdyk, Turris, Stamkos, Boedker, Filatov, Backlund, Ryan, Bogosian, Schenn, Edler...

Crosby, Ovechkin, Kane, Phaneuf, Weber, Green already around...

How many rising stars can there be? As of now, Sanguinetti and maybe Anisimov appear to have All-Star potential.

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Finally someone who sees the Rangers objectively. It's hard to deal with a team that is average to mediocre, but that is what the Rangers are. But when you've been a Ranger fan as long as I have, going on 50 years, you learn one thing. My entire happiness as a fan cannot depend on winning. Of course I'm happier when they do but I take my happiness where I can find it and gnash my teeth quietly when they are inconsistent.

What makes me happy this year? Seeing Staal grow. Watching Callahan establish himself as a legitimate NHL player who could have a 15 career ala Todd Marchant. Watching Blair Betts, probably the best 4th line center in the NHL. Seeing brief glimpses of a real fine second line center in Dubi. Seeing glimpses of an excellent 3rd line defensive center in Korpokoski.

What frustrates me this year? Seeing Gomez again not being able to play with our top offensive winger (Jags last year, Zherdev this year). Not seeing expected growth from Zherdev and Dawes. Dare I say it: watching Henrik not having as good a year as he had last year. Watching Redden be the player every one (except the Ranger scouting staff) thought he would be. Our miserable powerplay. Our inability to handle an aggressive forecheck. Our inability to score. And knowing that realistically, we going to be a team that will finish 5 to 10th in the conference year after year.

Yeah, I think Renney is a fine coach. He has a team underachieving as individuals overachieving as a team.

And yeah...Colin Campbell was an excellent coach. I was never prouder to be a Ranger fan then in 97 when that banged up and beaten team made it to the conference finals and gave it their all against the Flyers.

So Carpinello....glad to have you back and keep telling it like it is,

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Can appreciate the guy's enthusiasm, but I'm definitely not a fan of his writing style. I've seen posters on this board write more coherently than he does.

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Yeah, I think Renney is a fine coach. He has a team underachieving as individuals overachieving as a team.
BINGO!

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Some good points on Renney. They've all been made here before.

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Amen to that though.

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Finally someone who sees the Rangers objectively. It's hard to deal with a team that is average to mediocre, but that is what the Rangers are. But when you've been a Ranger fan as long as I have, going on 50 years, you learn one thing. My entire happiness as a fan cannot depend on winning. Of course I'm happier when they do but I take my happiness where I can find it and gnash my teeth quietly when they are inconsistent.

What makes me happy this year? Seeing Staal grow. Watching Callahan establish himself as a legitimate NHL player who could have a 15 career ala Todd Marchant. Watching Blair Betts, probably the best 4th line center in the NHL. Seeing brief glimpses of a real fine second line center in Dubi. Seeing glimpses of an excellent 3rd line defensive center in Korpokoski.

What frustrates me this year? Seeing Gomez again not being able to play with our top offensive winger (Jags last year, Zherdev this year). Not seeing expected growth from Zherdev and Dawes. Dare I say it: watching Henrik not having as good a year as he had last year. Watching Redden be the player every one (except the Ranger scouting staff) thought he would be. Our miserable powerplay. Our inability to handle an aggressive forecheck. Our inability to score. And knowing that realistically, we going to be a team that will finish 5 to 10th in the conference year after year.

Yeah, I think Renney is a fine coach. He has a team underachieving as individuals overachieving as a team.

And yeah...Colin Campbell was an excellent coach. I was never prouder to be a Ranger fan then in 97 when that banged up and beaten team made it to the conference finals and gave it their all against the Flyers.

So Carpinello....glad to have you back and keep telling it like it is,
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Some good points on Renney. They've all been made here before.



Amen to that though.

Ditto.

Carp sees it how it really is, not shocked. Only that some fans STILL can't get these things thru their thickheads.

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Personally, I don't think Graves number should be retired. You don't retire a number of a player because he is a great guy. You retire his number because he's a great player. Graves was a good player. Not a great player. Let us not forget he did squat for 2 years then suddenly scored 38 goals in his contract year. What a shock.

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Finally someone who sees the Rangers objectively. It's hard to deal with a team that is average to mediocre, but that is what the Rangers are. But when you've been a Ranger fan as long as I have, going on 50 years, you learn one thing. My entire happiness as a fan cannot depend on winning. Of course I'm happier when they do but I take my happiness where I can find it and gnash my teeth quietly when they are inconsistent.

What makes me happy this year? Seeing Staal grow. Watching Callahan establish himself as a legitimate NHL player who could have a 15 career ala Todd Marchant. Watching Blair Betts, probably the best 4th line center in the NHL. Seeing brief glimpses of a real fine second line center in Dubi. Seeing glimpses of an excellent 3rd line defensive center in Korpokoski.

What frustrates me this year? Seeing Gomez again not being able to play with our top offensive winger (Jags last year, Zherdev this year). Not seeing expected growth from Zherdev and Dawes. Dare I say it: watching Henrik not having as good a year as he had last year. Watching Redden be the player every one (except the Ranger scouting staff) thought he would be. Our miserable powerplay. Our inability to handle an aggressive forecheck. Our inability to score. And knowing that realistically, we going to be a team that will finish 5 to 10th in the conference year after year.

Yeah, I think Renney is a fine coach. He has a team underachieving as individuals overachieving as a team.

And yeah...Colin Campbell was an excellent coach. I was never prouder to be a Ranger fan then in 97 when that banged up and beaten team made it to the conference finals and gave it their all against the Flyers.

So Carpinello....glad to have you back and keep telling it like it is,
Thanks for your post. We could shure use a harry howell about now

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Thanks for your post. We could shure use a harry howell about now
Though it was before my time, Harry Howell was booed unmercifully by the Garden faithful in the old MSG. The main complaint? He was not physical enough. The main chant against him? "Hit him with your pocketbook Harry!"

It was only at the end of his time here, when he was a vet and the Rangers were emerging from a half a decade disaster as a league doormat, that he was appreciated and won the Norris.

But I meant what I said, and this goes for every sport. At the end, only one team wins the final game. Everyone else is a loser. If all that matters is winning, why be a sports fan? Its darn frustrating.
My loyalty is to the Rangers through thick and thin. Doesn't mean I'm not unhappy with coaches, players, management (I wish Sather would just go back to Edmonton to stay). There are players and coaches I've disliked enormously. Players for a lack of effort, coaches for stupidity.

As for this bunch: I try to be realistic. Hope they make the playoffs with a decent seeding, hope they go on a decent run. Will be disappointed when they don't. But I have no venom against any of the current team. Some I like more than others. It has been an interesting year watching the group dynamic. And I am excited to see Anisimov make his debut. Its always exciting to see one of an organizations top prospect get his chance,

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