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10-17-2005, 07:35 PM
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What's up with the rangers?? they've been on fire! it's currently in the second period and it's 3-0 for the Rangers. they are totally owning Florida...Jagr has two goals...could it be? that the worst managed team in like a decade has finally gotten their act together? Hossa even has another assist (and rucinsky scored). i hate to say it, but im glad the Rangers are doing so well!

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I'm glad the Rangers are doing well also. Their failures for the past decade have perhaps been part of the reason that the mainstream American sports fan have not been tuning into the NHL. I've seen a few Ranger games this year (including the one against the Habs), and they have looked much more inspired and motivated, and are pretty exciting. Jagr and Lundqvist have been playing well (Jagr is looking like his old self again!).

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What's up with the rangers?? they've been on fire! it's currently in the second period and it's 3-0 for the Rangers. they are totally owning Florida...Jagr has two goals...could it be? that the worst managed team in like a decade has finally gotten their act together? Hossa even has another assist (and rucinsky scored). i hate to say it, but im glad the Rangers are doing so well!
I heard Hossa was a big motivation to them

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I'm not a fan of the Rangers, but I like to see another old Orginal six team like the Rangers being good again because it only add's to their games against the Habs. I would love to see the Habs beat the Rangers in the playoff's this spring! When is the last time we met in the playoff's anyways?

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lol Hossa is doing it for them

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What's up with the rangers?? they've been on fire! it's currently in the second period and it's 3-0 for the Rangers. they are totally owning Florida...Jagr has two goals...could it be? that the worst managed team in like a decade has finally gotten their act together? Hossa even has another assist (and rucinsky scored). i hate to say it, but im glad the Rangers are doing so well!
Don't even think about mentioning the Hos...name here. Imagine, there's a lot of people that thought it was a good trade. I've said at the trade and say it now, it was definately a dumb move and even though everyone here HOPE he will be quiet soon, it's already more points than Dagenais will get for the whole season.

But like some Gainey's disciples said on early posts, we've got to have faith, faith that Langdon was not a big loss, faith that Murray or Dagenais will be more valuable than Hossa, faith that we have within our organisation a number #1 d-men and powerplay specialist, faith that we have within the team enough leaders and enough guys that are not afraid of sacrificing their bodies for the team, enough talent to make the playoffs in the tougher division of the league, faith that Bonk was a good acquisition.....

Julien himself said that they know more than us since they spend every single day with those players, read they know more than us what Dagenais, Ribeiro and others can do for us.... Scary isn't it???

Flame me with all the power you want, Hossa, Pleks and Ryder or Zednik would'be been more valuable now and for the long run than what we have.

But that organisation never make mistakes....

To all the posters that think the management is seating on the right of God (or some english like that), I suggest you stop giving them the benefit of the doubt and start criticizing a little more. That's exactly what Nordiques' fans would do and they never stopped being mediocre at best. They were all behind their team, always cheering so the management laughed at them and didn't work hard to make that team better. You've got to make our management know that we will NEVER settle for anything else than a CONTENDER. It's the MONTREAL CANADIENS for god's sake not the Mighty Pucks of St-Lin.

Time to take my ritalin now

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well ill wait till there's a mistake the size of Savard's contracts attributions. up to now, there has been no such thing. no one truly knows the motivations for what happened with Hossa. Hell for all we know, the trade was made BEFORE there were any pre-season games that were done. And Gainey made a mistake, but hey, we cant all live in the past can we? Let's move on with the Hossa thing. Now we've still got Dags, and im only praying that the fairy Godmother comes to visit him during the night and shakes his head a lil until he goes: "OMG! i got it! NOW i get what im supposed to do..."

but anyways, if the Hawks can get good too, we'll be in for some hardcore rivalries. Gary Bettman may have almost killed hockey, but he may also just be able to fix it up again

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Ya I've been watching most of this game...big Roberto got the hook

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Ya I've been watching most of this game...big Roberto got the hook
Yeah looks like Luongo was pulled at the beginning of the third after receiving 38 shots in 2 periods, I'm sure Florida is about to trade him for a dozen broken sticks.

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10-17-2005, 09:33 PM
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Well its official then. Hossa is also a fluffer between periods, in the dressing room. There's no other explanation. Google "fluffer" if you have never been to McPhee's house, this may need some explanation to the younger crowd.

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10-18-2005, 08:46 AM
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I live in NYC now and watch Ranger games. Hossa is still floating around. He's picking up points, but he has not been any more effective than he was in Montreal. His first two goals of the year were handed to him on a platter. His production will go down, it's obvious by the way he's playing.

Ward had a good start with the team, but he's faded in the last few games. I don't think his skating and size will allow him to compete game-in-game-out. I'm rooting for him tho.

The Rangers are a deadly team on the powerplay with Jagr, Straka, Nylander. Those guys know how to make short passes and move the puck around. Jagr hasn't changed, he's still a floater, but he has a little more time and he's shooting the puck more this year. If he shot the puck more he'd win the scoring title, but for some reason he passes it off too much.

Lundqvist has done well in nets and Roszival has really stepped up on defense and moved the puck well for them. Kasper has adjusted pretty well to the rules also. Tjutin isn't playing well yet, but their forwards are a bunch of speedy hustlers, so they backcheck well. Well coached team too. They are working kids into their lineup, but like Montreal, they are making them earn it and not just handing them ice time.

I don't see the Rangers keeping up this pace tho.

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Flame me with all the power you want, Hossa, Pleks and Ryder or Zednik would'be been more valuable now and for the long run than what we have.

But that organisation never make mistakes....

To all the posters that think the management is seating on the right of God (or some english like that), I suggest you stop giving them the benefit of the doubt and start criticizing a little more. That's exactly what Nordiques' fans would do and they never stopped being mediocre at best. They were all behind their team, always cheering so the management laughed at them and didn't work hard to make that team better. You've got to make our management know that we will NEVER settle for anything else than a CONTENDER. It's the MONTREAL CANADIENS for god's sake not the Mighty Pucks of St-Lin.

Time to take my ritalin now
Good post. I do think Gainey is doing a good job but I agree with you that everything he does isn't perfect. Before the Hossa trade, I posted that Dags is totally expendable. He should have been traded/ waived instead of Hossa being traded. It looks like I was right and Gainey was wrong - which is pretty sad because he should have had a better evaluation of Dags and Hossa. As I said in a previous post, there is no more upside to Dags than what we have already seen. In hindsight, he peaked 2 years ago.

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I would love to see the Habs beat the Rangers in the playoff's this spring! When is the last time we met in the playoff's anyways?
1986 semi finals. Habs won the series 4 games to 1. The series winning game was on my 16th birthday.

Patrick Roy's goaltending performance in the overtime of game 3 has to be consdiered one of the most amazing goaltending performances of all time.

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I disagree. I wouldn't want Hossa on this team even if there was a spot available. He's not a hustler. That kind of lack of effort is contagious. We have hard workers on this team, we don't need any floaters teaching the other kids the wrong way. I'm glad Brisebois, Perreault and Hainsey are gone for the same reason. Couldn't stand those three. I don't care how talented the player is. I'll take a Begin over a Hossa anyday. Ribeiro better straighten out his act in the defensive end also or he'll find himself on the wing pretty soon now that Plekanec is around. Mark my words.

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