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3 Stars & GBR: Game 09 vs. Ottawa Senators

View Poll Results: 3 Stars?
Brian Boyle 1 0.99%
Ryan Callahan 38 37.62%
Michael Del Zotto 6 5.94%
Brandon Dubinsky 7 6.93%
Ruslan Fedotenko 1 0.99%
Marian Gaborik 74 73.27%
Dan Girardi 5 4.95%
Henrik Lundqvist 7 6.93%
Ryan McDonagh 9 8.91%
Brandon Prust 0 0%
Brad Richards 72 71.29%
Michael Sauer 1 0.99%
Derek Stepan 3 2.97%
Wojtek Wolski 16 15.84%
Other 4 3.96%
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10-29-2011, 05:44 PM
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i'd like to think Hank is classier than Roy, but I don't know them personally... Roy was one of the ultimatly motivated, win-driven athlete I've ever seen... and very emotional, something hank isnt. Just think Ray Bourque... all-time leader in points etc... can you imagine him without a cup? ... not comparing Hank with one of the best dmen of all time, but why do so many guys sign in Detroit, often for less $?... CUP CUP CUP
exactly. and nah i think Hank stays in NY he loves it under the bright lights but you do have to wonder. like you said, and i agree, i don't know him personally but, i would hate to have something like him leaving for a chance to win happen. especially when he's in his prime years.

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AMEN!!! I hate when people say "its only game x, take a chill pill"... WTF, what are they going to say in February???
Once we get to February they start saying "Don't worry. Stay the course. We'll be better next season."

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10-29-2011, 05:47 PM
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AMEN!!! I hate when people say "its only game x, take a chill pill"... WTF, what are they going to say in February???
yea lol sigh and the idiots saying "come on guys you're over reacting sheesh." they need to go watch figure skating.

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10-29-2011, 05:54 PM
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Another 30+ minute game for Girardi, but this time, he seemed to feel it in the 3rd period. You can't ride one defensemen for half the game over and over again. He's a phenomenal D, but he's not a machine. Also, if Erixon is only going to play for ~8 minutes a game, he needs to be sent down and replaced with someone who can go AT LEAST 15 minutes. If that player isn't in the system, then they need to go out and trade for one.

Good game from Callahan, Dubinsky, Sauer, Richards, Gaborik, and Del Zotto. Average game from Henrik, Girardi, McD and Stepan.

Everyone else was ****.

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10-29-2011, 05:56 PM
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you guys have the torts video for today? I love watching that guy.

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10-29-2011, 05:57 PM
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And I don't know about anyone else, but my patience with Dubinsky is at an all time low. Zero.

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10-29-2011, 05:59 PM
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And I don't know about anyone else, but my patience with Dubinsky is at an all time low. Zero.
Just Dubinsky?

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10-29-2011, 06:02 PM
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Just Dubinsky?
No, but 9 games with no goals is horrendous for him. He really needs to do something.

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10-29-2011, 06:06 PM
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Look on the bright side, we have a point per game, that's good right?
Point per game = 82 points = out of the playoffs by a lot

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10-29-2011, 06:08 PM
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you guys have the torts video for today? I love watching that guy.
Dangerously close to subtle trolling.

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10-29-2011, 06:09 PM
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I just hope this doesn't result in a crazy line juggle. But it probably will.

Is it too much to ask for some offensive pressure? We are pinned in our own zone so damn much it's become almost funny. Like a clown dying.

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10-29-2011, 06:11 PM
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Wolski cost this team the win. That penalty completely turned all the momentum around.

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10-29-2011, 06:15 PM
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Wolski cost this team the win. That penalty completely turned all the momentum around.
Agreed.

I think at this point, Christensen > Wolski.

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Agreed.

I think at this point, Christensen > Wolski.
**** both of them

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I don't even get mad anymore.. Totally saw it coming. At this juncture I can only wish for a major trade or some guys from the AHL getting a chance.

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Wolski cost this team the win. That penalty completely turned all the momentum around.
Scapegoat.

The Rangers wouldnt even have been in this game without a gift major call against Konopka.

They got severely outplayed (again). If you want to scapegoat a player and ignore nearly everything else that happened in this game, thats your perogative, but good teams would've overcome that.

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10-29-2011, 06:22 PM
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**** both of them
That's how I feel... I don't want either of them here.

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WPGNYRfan, I'll make a bet with you right now that the Rangers finish the season with a much better record than the Jets.

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10-29-2011, 06:27 PM
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I don't even get mad anymore.. Totally saw it coming. At this juncture I can only wish for a major trade or some guys from the AHL getting a chance.
Same.

If they lose out this homestand...I could see some major changes come about.

1. Brad Richards
2. Marian Gaborik
3. Michael Del Zotto

I actually didn't think the team played that bad, but they played STUPID at the end of the game. They looked awesome in overtime, and for most of the 2nd + the beginning of the third, but you aren't going to win against a hungry young team playing a 30 minute effort.

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Newberry and Erixon sent down to the Whale.

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10-29-2011, 06:28 PM
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I went ahead, and Tortalized the lines for next game:

Prust-Gaborik-Wolski
Newbury-Richards-Callahan
Boyle-Rupp-Anisimov
Stepan-Dubinsky-Christensen
Fedotenko

Woywitka-Eminger
Sauer-Girardi
Del Zotto-Erixon
McDonagh

Looks like something he would ice


NOTE: I didn't pick this, I randomized the order of our players

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Scapegoat.

The Rangers wouldnt even have been in this game without a gift major call against Konopka.

They got severely outplayed (again). If you want to scapegoat a player and ignore nearly everything else that happened in this game, thats your perogative, but good teams would've overcome that.
Agreed. While Wolski's penalty may have hurt the team by changing the momentum, Torts hurt it by not calming the team down with a timeout. Callahan, Richards, Girardi and Dubinsky hurt it by not responding to that change in momentum. "Momentum" is not an irresistible force. When it changes, good teams find a way to change it back.

I mentioned it in another thread, but I think this is why we really need an "energy" line. We don't really have a line that can be counted on to just go out there and show 100% balls to the wall effort on every shift.

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LOL this is the 9th straight game where 3rd and 4th liners are being looked at to guide the team to victory.

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WPGNYRfan, I'll make a bet with you right now that the Rangers finish the season with a much better record than the Jets.
If he takes it, i want in.

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