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12-15-2010, 10:46 PM
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Really tough loss for us.

If they call someone up, I'd prefer it to be Williams. When he came up earlier in the season he brought some good energy and grit. He's got good speed, too.

Anyone filling I for Callahan needs to bring 100% effort each night.

Williams has been scoring in Hartford this year.

Zuccarello-Aasen has been scoring of late too, what's his energy like? Physical game?

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12-15-2010, 10:47 PM
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6 weeks? FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU shdlhkajshkgfhwueihrfwiualjsjhfdkjaewfhasj

At least it might make getting a Callahan heritage jersey a tiny bit easier...maybe?

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12-15-2010, 10:49 PM
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MZA is a playmaker / visionary with a bit of a goal scoring touch and nice hands. The only players I can think of comparing him to are in the NCAA and you guys wouldnt know them.

He's the guy we want for top 6. If we want a bottom 6 guy, its Weise. If its just an extra forward, then it will be Williams.

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12-15-2010, 11:26 PM
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I think it's MZA time. If we were able to deal with Drury and Prospal being out, I think we could deal without the Callahan injury.

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12-16-2010, 12:05 AM
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The team will play hard while he's gone. I'm looking for some guys to really step it up. It started tonight with Boyler's line, and I think the rest of the team will pick it up as well.

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12-16-2010, 12:08 AM
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Feds-Stepan-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-MZA
Frolov-Boyle-Prust
Avery-Drury-EC (or however Torts had this line, Avery-EC-Drury? I forgot.)

I'm down.

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12-16-2010, 12:15 AM
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Looks good. Call him up Slats!

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12-16-2010, 12:38 AM
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Feds-Stepan-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-MZA
Frolov-Boyle-Prust
Avery-Drury-EC (or however Torts had this line, Avery-EC-Drury? I forgot.)

I'm down.
This is what i was thinking. sucks to lose Cally, but it's the perfect opportunity to see what MZA can do

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12-16-2010, 01:25 AM
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That Dubi - Anisimov - MZA line would be downright scary. He's seasoned. Bring up, Slats.

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12-16-2010, 01:34 AM
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words cant describe how bad this sucks.

kid had a broken hand and kept playing till the end of his shift.

i cant wait till hes captain.

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12-16-2010, 01:39 AM
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The opposite edge to the MZA sword is bringing him up just when he's getting comfortable in Hartford and getting a lot of ice time and confidence. I honestly wouldn't even be mad if they kept him there at least a little longer, and maybe called up someone else for a bit first.

He's obviously in groove down (up) there, and I would hate to see that ruined by a few bad games in the NHL.

On the other hand, he may just translate right over and light it up. Which would be optimal obviously.

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12-16-2010, 05:45 AM
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MZA is one of the most creative players there is. He has a couple of seasons as a professional player under his belt.

He needed his time in Hartford to learn the small rink, not to learn how to play hockey again. That, he already knows. I'd say bring him up and especially give him PP time.

But of course nothing else will happen than Drury taking Cally's spot on the team.

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12-16-2010, 05:51 AM
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Now it is likely the Rangers will play in the neighborhood of the next six weeks without Ryan Callahan, who suffered a broken left hand blocking a Kris Letang shot just 4:42 into last night's match.

The injury is believed similar to the one suffered last year by Brandon Dubinsky, who was out from Nov. 7 to Dec. 14 with a broken hand sustained blocking a shot, though Callahan will know more after he's examined today in New York.
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Tortorella said he had yet to discuss a roster move with GM Glen Sather, who did not make the trip. Mats Zuccarello, who has scored six goals in his last 11 games for the AHL Whalers and is 12-10 in 29 games will receive consideration, but there are questions about his skating and his ability to play top-six minutes.

The Rangers could shirt Drury into Callahan's spot on the line with Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov while recalling Dale Weise to play on the fourth line with Sean Avery and Christensen, who received 7:43 and 7:41, respectively
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http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/range...asiW1HZ6xAQoxO

Dubinsky missed 5 weeks. Callahan has a 11am appointment with Rangers hand specialist Dr. Martin Posner.

Weise also makes less money than MZ.

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12-16-2010, 05:55 AM
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With Derek Boogaard out with a sprained shoulder, the Blueshirts have one healthy spare, Todd White. Callahan likely will miss a month or more, and the Rangers might call up Evgeny Grachev or Dale Weise, but probably not diminutive Mats Zuccarello, if they need someone on the fourth line. The depleted Rangers host Phoenix Thursday
http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey...ahan-1.2545953

This Todd White has nine lives. Every time someone gets healthy and it looks like White is headed to the AHL,someone else suffers an injury.

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12-16-2010, 06:16 AM
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By my count, 6 weeks will keep him out between 13 and 16 games.
Sounds good!

13-16 games is not bad at all.. This injury is not devastating. This team has more than enough depth and talent to overcome these 13-16 games without Callahan.

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12-16-2010, 06:35 AM
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am i the only one that wants grachev up there to take his spot? I feel like gravchev - AA - dubi could be a decent line, based solely on how he played on his last call up

eitherway, this sucks a big one...cally has been the pulse of this team all season...hopefully they rally in his absence

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12-16-2010, 06:43 AM
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Tough lose, but all good teams can overcome these things.

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12-16-2010, 07:21 AM
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wtf ? perfect spot to see what this kid has. we already know grachev aint bringing much. so.... bring up the little man.

if there are truly questions about his skating, then exactly what do we have here ? a career ahl' er.

if this is true its stupid. he was signed to play top 6 and i thought i was told that his skating was his strength. i mean, hes like 4'11 so if he cant skate and cant play top 6 minutes, what then ?

a midget checker? a 4th line undersized, so-so skating "energy guy" ?

whats his ceiling, ryan callahan without legs ?

geez.

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12-16-2010, 07:38 AM
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wtf ? perfect spot to see what this kid has. we already know grachev aint bringing much. so.... bring up the little man.

if there are truly questions about his skating, then exactly what do we have here ? a career ahl' er.

if this is true its stupid. he was signed to play top 6 and i thought i was told that his skating was his strength. i mean, hes like 4'11 so if he cant skate and cant play top 6 minutes, what then ?

a midget checker? a 4th line undersized, so-so skating "energy guy" ?

whats his ceiling, ryan callahan without legs ?

geez.
I am confused.. Where is it mentioned MZA is not a good skater?

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12-16-2010, 07:48 AM
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I am confused.. Where is it mentioned MZA is not a good skater?
in the article above. "questions about his skating".

and ive heard this more than a few times recently so im concerned. did we just realize this ?

im wondering/hoping if its a conditioning thing. you would think by now, hed be in very good shape though.

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I don`t understand why people think that a couple of games in the big league would hamper MZA`s development ? Remember that he is not some 19 year old comming straight from a junior league. He is 23 years old has been a star in one of the best leagues in europe and has also played in the olympics and the IHWC several times. I think that this could be a great time to let him have a taste of NHL hockey while his confidence is great and the team is also doing well.

I have seen him play alot since he was a kid and i have also seen many Hartford/CT games this year and he is ready. I think he could really help this team, especially on the power-play.

Let him play with Dubi and Anisimov. Place Drury with Gabs and Stephan and put Fedotenko on the fourth line with Avery and EC.

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12-16-2010, 08:39 AM
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Zuccarello is neither big nor very fast. There is a reason he was passed over in the draft.

He is a puckhandler, opportunistic scorer and has great vision and passing ability. That is his thing. He needs to play the PP or he likely wont produce too much.

If they call Weise to play 4th line thats fine with me. He also deserves a cup of coffee.

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12-16-2010, 08:40 AM
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I'd prefer one of Williams or Weise.

Grit and energy.

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What the hell is happening this season... R we ever gonna be healthy?!!! This sux. Cally IS The heart and soul of this team.

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12-16-2010, 09:50 AM
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What the hell is happening this season... R we ever gonna be healthy?!!! This sux. Cally IS The heart and soul of this team.
I hear you man.. but Cally is expected to miss around 13-16 games which is not too bad at all. Cally plays a fearless game and blocks a tons of shots. It is bound to happen he is going to get injuries like this the way he plays.

However, it is perfect timing that Drury is back now so there should not be a big difference in production and leadership with Drury kind of replacing Cally.

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