The Rangers have played games in 3 countries and 2 continents in their first seven games. 6 of which were in countries outside of the United States and in different time zones. Give them a break. Considering they've gotten 8 of 14 points (0.571), they didn't do all that bad.
True, but they didn't look great in any of these games, and we are seeing the same troubling scenarios from last year. And this is the interwebs so we obsess
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man
can we play a homestand and get settled in for crying out loud... think positive. let a little optimism in to your life. we can lower the life boats after a month or so if need be. we just pulled off 3 out of 4 in canada.granted it wasnt pretty but the points are ours....right now life is good cya tommorow night.go rangers baby.
Should have signed jagr. Im going to go nuts all year I think. I havent mentioned it much and ill try not to but god does it ever bring my piss to a boil knowing how cheap he was for a 1 year friggin deal.
If only MZA had enough speed to separate from defenders, that would be the difference maker. Doesn't seem to have it at NHL level.
As to grinder... a good one might be useful, but we need a real threat who can zip the puck in the net.
MZA is a passer more than a goal scorer. He's not slow at all, but not a bullet either, and cannot understand that he has to be to play in the NHL. He would do good with some fast linemates though. Hagelin is not a bad match. In SEL he played with Sundstrøm and Skroder on the top line for most of the time. Sundstrøm an excellent passer, Skrøder more of a sniper. Both have hockey IQ. Zuccarello is not the one to speed past the defenders, and if that was they expected it's just poor scouting. Put him along side someone else with some hockey sense, and preferably some finnishing abilities and he would work excellent. The Wolski Stepan Zucc line worked good last year, probably better than Zucc in some pack line constalation. Put him on the top line and he would produce 70 +/- points a season. PS! The national coach of Norway prompted Rangers to either bring him back up or trade him, as he was worried he would get injured in the AHL in the longer run, as he is too good for the league and an easy target for baboons like Mair. Couldn't agree more.
I disagree. Richards and Gaborik look good together and both have about a point per game. Other things will settle into place...and once another line starts scoring we're going to be netting 3 or 4 on average I bet.
Imagine how well the first line will play if the LW spot is figured out.