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02-25-2009, 07:31 AM
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(#62): 2/25/2009 • New York Rangers @ Toronto Maple Leafs • 7:30pm • MSG+






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NYR-------TOR
69 : Points : 56
31 : Wins : 22
3 : Shutouts : 1
28 : Power Play Rank : 12
2 : Penalty Kill Rank : 30
.571 :Win % When Leading After 1: .467
.895 :Win % When Leading After 2: .619
.391 :Win % When Trailing After 1: .345
.208 :Win % When Trailing After 2: .133

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“Torts is a hard-nosed, intense person, and he’s going to bring that into the locker room, and I think it’s going to bring out the best in each and every player in here,” said Mara.
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Naslund-Gomez-Zherdev
Dubinsky-Drury-Callahan
Dawes-Korpikoski-Prucha
Sjostrom-Betts-Orr

Rozsival-Staal
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Heres to a great, well played, injury free game!!!

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Heres to a great, well played, injury free game!!!

LGR!!!
Let's start to turn out season around tonight. LET'S GO RANGERS!!

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This is either going to be A) great or B) a total disaster.

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Bring it on Torts! I can't wait to see an up tempo version of this team. I'm hopeful.

To Renney: Thank you! You brought them as far as you could.

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So, is Tom watching this game tonight or not?

ANyway, can't wait to see this one.

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02-25-2009, 07:41 AM
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Lets finish out this Quarter season strong and have the best 21 game record in the league, We have some making up to do and we can do it.

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leaving class early for this one

3-2 TOR

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This is either going to be A) great or B) a total disaster.
Well its not like it hasn't been a disaster as of late, so outcome B would not be a surprise. A man with a broken leg will first use crutches, then even after the bone has healed may still have a slight limp. I'm not expecting the team to turn things around overnight (thought how great would that be!). That being said I'm very excited about the game tonight. Would be nice to see some fire!

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Looking at the lines, this team still stinks. I can't see these last 20 games being boring though. Let's just hope they can adapt to the new system quickly

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Game #1 of the Tortorella Stimulus Plan.

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Looking at the lines, this team still stinks. I can't see these last 20 games being boring though. Let's just hope they can adapt to the new system quickly
There have been games where this team has looked great this year, not a ll wins either. San Jose, Detroit..

There's a lot of talent on this team that can kick it up another gear when they feel it.

They felt it earlier in the year. They felt it in some of the big games.

Torts just needs to inspire that attitude everynight.

How interesting that they get to play the Leafs again. Cool litmus test, although theres not much systemic wise they could do in a day other than go out there and impress the coach with good hard work and hustle

I predict a convincing Rangers win...

Who's got a bandwagon for sale?

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Whatever the outcome, that should be an interesting game.

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$20 says torts gets a bench minor for talking trash about the ridiculous calls.

Here's a quicky
Imagine if tortorella was coaching the rangers during the CHI VS NYR Game , oh god i can see sticks and donuts flying~!

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Tortorella's reign of terror begins

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This is the start of a new season today, we are 0-0...it is time to take it to the leafs...no more lazy play on the ice, no more stupidity, no more hang on to a one goal lead, no more playing the OT to get to the shootout! it is time for this offense to breakout! Tonight is a new fresh start!!!! Tortorella style!!! no more rolling 4 lines, the best players have to be play their best!

Here we go 10 hours and 4 minutes to the drop of the puck...start the countdown!!!!

ROCK EM BOYS!!! TAKE IT TO EM!!!!!! LET'S GO RANGERS!!!!!!

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Excited?

Whatever new philosophy or system Torts brings in, and to whatever degree it will actually be implemented im sure of a few things

Tonight, the Rangers are going to play to win the game, not play it not to lose. Thats a function of how Tortorella sees the role of the coach. Renney was all x's and o's. Torts sees the coaching position as more of a guide, with the systems stuff secondary. Hes going to let them go out and do their thing now. Whatever the outcome its going to be good for this team to wipe everything clean and just play hockey. If it goes to overtime we will not see Betts. Right there in a nutshell tells you something. Thats the motivation by coaching behavior this team has lacked for years.


What im concerned about is that not everyone will be on the same page. Some might still think the best way to win a game is 2-1. Thats normal for the first couple games. We'll probably see some cross ups and passes to no one. Its all about communication between the players, and i think the coach wants to read who are the true leaders on this team and who is going to give an unconditional effort out there. The word unconditional is important in that sentence.

Let's keep in mind this is also against a team thats not that great. With all due respect for a 56 point team in Toronto, this is a perfect place to start a new season. On the road, with less pressure, a new coach and a team that you simply have to outwork to give yourself a good chance to win. Play basic hockey, bring it back to square one, and go to the net. Simple. The rest will come.

With all that said. It could be a good night, or more of the same. I get the feeling that tonight could rest on Lundqvists shoulders, as it usually does, but we'll see flashes of whats to come. The interesting thing is, if they all come to work tonight and try to impress the coach we should see a similar game to what we saw in October. If thats the case we are in good shape - because i believe this team has it in them. Lets not forget this team for a good part of the first half of the season would not give up. In many games they were down they came back, so that resolve is there. (taking a word from Renneys book) thats a quality we know is present despite their recent woes. This team does have a heartbeat in there somewhere.

With the Canes, Florida and Buffalo losing last night - these are two very big points - so i really hope that they find a way to get them.

Lets Go Rangers!!!


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There have been games where this team has looked great this year, not a ll wins either. San Jose, Detroit..

There's a lot of talent on this team that can kick it up another gear when they feel it.

They felt it earlier in the year. They felt it in some of the big games.

Torts just needs to inspire that attitude everynight.

How interesting that they get to play the Leafs again. Cool litmus test, although theres not much systemic wise they could do in a day other than go out there and impress the coach with good hard work and hustle

I predict a convincing Rangers win...

Who's got a bandwagon for sale?


On another note, such a big game is on MSG2? Ugh, great, horrible quality.

Or is it MSG+?

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It's on MSG PLUS not MSG2.

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Screw the game...I can't wait to hear the post game conference with Torts!

But seriously the team has to turn it around now. They have gone on a streak every year to get into the playoffs...it needs to start right now.


LETS GO RANGERS



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It's on MSG PLUS not MSG2.
NHL Network out of market, which mean HNIC for me.

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I don't have my hopes up at all. I like Torts I think he is a good replacement for Renney especially if he found a way to remedy the flaws his system had towards the end in Tampa. But this Rangers team just doesn't care. Couple more lack luster efforts and it's going to be a fire sale at the deadline.

Here is to them proving me wrong though. LGR!

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