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12-07-2010, 01:20 PM
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ESPN: Rangers First Quarter Grade: B-

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New York Rangers
Grade: B-minus
Trending: Neutral
Summary: Coach John Tortorella is getting lots of production out of young players such as Derek Stepan and Brian Boyle. Marian Gaborik, when healthy, remains one of the elite players in the NHL. But the reason the Rangers are going to stay in the playoff bracket is that they work hard pretty much every night. Goalie Henrik Lundqvist has had an up-and-down first quarter and will need to provide more consistent play as the season moves along
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http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=5892256

Would have given us a B, but reasonably fair.

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The comments are right but I think the grade is low. This team has played significant time without their top scorer from last season and have not had their second top scorer or their captain. I don't feel that's being taken into enough consideration. The fact that Dubinsky, Callahan, Stepan and Boyle have stepped up shouldn't mask the fact that they have gotten very little for guys who were supposed to provide secondary scoring (Frolove, Fedotenko) and from their best offensive defenseman.

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16-12-1 with our man games lost to injury, and our roster I think is more deserving of a B to B+

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i'd say a B- seems a little harsh for a team thats tied for 7th in the league and has skated the youngest roster in the NHL by nearly a full year

B+ is about right if you ask me

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12-07-2010, 02:02 PM
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These "mid-season" grades are always stupid. It's hard for one person to accurately and in-depthly evaluate 30 different teams who he doesn't watch on a night-in and night-out basis.

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I would give them a solid B

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ESPN grade for hockey coverage is a F-

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12-07-2010, 02:32 PM
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16-12-1 with our man games lost to injury, and our roster I think is more deserving of a B to B+
Thats how i see it. I think the games they have gutted out that they normally dont win, and the fact they have found an identity with all of the injuries they have sustained is worth a B alone. But ESPN just looks at stats prob.

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I think a lot of us forget Brian Boyle is young

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ESPN grade for hockey coverage is a F-
Television-wise, yep. Internet? Disagree. LeBrun and Burnside write daily. I think LeBrun is one of the better journalists in the sport.

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The comments are right but I think the grade is low. This team has played significant time without their top scorer from last season and have not had their second top scorer or their captain. I don't feel that's being taken into enough consideration. The fact that Dubinsky, Callahan, Stepan and Boyle have stepped up shouldn't mask the fact that they have gotten very little for guys who were supposed to provide secondary scoring (Frolove, Fedotenko) and from their best offensive defenseman.
Fedotenko has 11 points in 29 games...he had 30 points in 80 games last year. On Pittsburgh. How much more is this guy supposed to be doing? Would like to see him score a few more goals, but he's hardly been as invisible as Frolov. Not to mention he had at least 2 goals disallowed that could've gone either way(I think it may have been 3), so he could have as many as 7.

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ESPN grade for hockey coverage is a F-
I literally thought of posting the exact same thing when I saw this threw title lmao.
I guess a b- is fair I would have given them a B like everyone else is saying. This teams persevered through loosing arguably their best player for significant time and found a way to score and win,and the young guys have really stepped up.

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12-07-2010, 02:40 PM
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I think we are deserving of a B. Nothing more, nothing less. We've played above average hockey, but at the same time are just barely on the inside looking out as far as playoff position is concerned.

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Television-wise, yep. Internet? Disagree. LeBrun and Burnside write daily. I think LeBrun is one of the better journalists in the sport.
Don't forget buccigross, his know nothing, general knowledge, just plain stupid articles bring those two down.

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I'd give us a B+. Considering the injuries and the hectic schedule, I think we've done quite well. Consider that many had us out of the playoff picture all together, and we're sitting pretty.

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12-07-2010, 03:11 PM
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I think the B- is due to our inability to beat the good teams. Our wins mostly have come from bad teams. In order to get to the next level, we need to show up against teams with prolific scorers.

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my grade is an I ..for incomplete.

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I'm not so sure that a B- is that far off.

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I give the Rangers a B+ they have won 16 games without thier captain and gabby missed 8-10 games.

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12-07-2010, 04:23 PM
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Based on what I expected (Hank being injured and the team playing like the Devs. I give an A.

Objectively looking at them as just an overall team B- is right.

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Staying over .500 without Gabs (+ Prospal and Drury) is a pretty nice feat. B- is right.

But my biggest gripe so far has been the downright retarded mistakes that have cost us several times. We're piling up the regulation losses.
If you want to lose, take it to OT. We could need some 1 pointers along the way.


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When was the last time the Rangers were evaluated as "working hard every night"? Big props to Tortorella there. He's doing exactly what he said he'd do from the beginning.

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When was the last time the Rangers were evaluated as "working hard every night"? Big props to Tortorella there. He's doing exactly what he said he'd do from the beginning.
I do love the hardworking identity this team has established, though it's still not every night. That turd we laid against Tampa, for example. Though I know that no team can play well every night, and we have had a ridiculous schedule thus far.

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When was the last time the Rangers were evaluated as "working hard every night"? Big props to Tortorella there. He's doing exactly what he said he'd do from the beginning.
2004. Renney's first year.

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In the East only Pitt, Wash and Flyers got A(-)s. Tampa and Boston got Bs. So B- should be about right.

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