HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New York Rangers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Why are the NYR so good?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-06-2012, 11:29 PM
  #26
GregSirico
PUCK LUCK
 
GregSirico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 4,687
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by chip chipperson View Post
the hat
I was thinking that the whole time lol.

GregSirico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-06-2012, 11:44 PM
  #27
ant1117
Rookie User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
vCash: 500
I realized something weird that goes along with this. One all of these hockey talk shows and stuff i hear and read, i still see people not really giving the rangers the deserving they do. It's all about Boston, and i know they are incredible right now, but lets not over look what the NYR are and doing.

ant1117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-06-2012, 11:47 PM
  #28
Vitto79
Registered User
 
Vitto79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sarnia
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,525
vCash: 500
I love how there is a " this is a bad team " thread and now a " how is this team so good" thread

I started the season saying ok teams .500, blame it on the overseas trip. Could be worse

then they started winning and I was pumped but had my doubts.........now they just keep freaking winning and for the first time I'm a believer............I mean even after a crappy 1st period 2nite you just felt they would pull it out

back of your mind you expect a let down but it just hasnt happened

this team just works their arses off

Vitto79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 12:19 AM
  #29
IBleedNYRBlue
Registered User
 
IBleedNYRBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 2,780
vCash: 500
-Richards
-Gaborik returning to form (even better than usual)
-Younger guys improving
-Lundqvist/Biron
-Chemsitry
-Torts

IBleedNYRBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 12:24 AM
  #30
Pizza
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,598
vCash: 500
A quote from the recent Craig Custance article. I think Messier summed it up nicely:

The Rangers benefit from cultivating homegrown talent, the kind that tends to find an extra gear when things get tight. "If you can get a group of young players who have come through the system together and learn the game, learn how to be a pro all together and that are the focus and nucleus of the team, it's a huge advantage," Messier said. "Huge advantage."

Again, this was the direction set after the '03 - '04 season. Things got side tracked unfortunately, but when Torts came aboard the tiller was set straight again. It's taken too damn long, but the original plan is finally coming together.

Pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 02:45 PM
  #31
Blueblood 2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 874
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pizza View Post
A quote from the recent Craig Custance article. I think Messier summed it up nicely:

The Rangers benefit from cultivating homegrown talent, the kind that tends to find an extra gear when things get tight. "If you can get a group of young players who have come through the system together and learn the game, learn how to be a pro all together and that are the focus and nucleus of the team, it's a huge advantage," Messier said. "Huge advantage."

Again, this was the direction set after the '03 - '04 season. Things got side tracked unfortunately, but when Torts came aboard the tiller was set straight again. It's taken too damn long, but the original plan is finally coming together.


Who demanded and taught them how to be pros? JOHN TORTORELLA!

Blueblood 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 03:11 PM
  #32
Black Tank
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: a NYer in England
Country: United Kingdom
Posts: 1,207
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ant1117 View Post
I realized something weird that goes along with this. One all of these hockey talk shows and stuff i hear and read, i still see people not really giving the rangers the deserving they do. It's all about Boston, and i know they are incredible right now, but lets not over look what the NYR are and doing.
The funniest is fans of other teams after the Rangers beat them: We should have won, we dominated the first and the third, we skated right through them with pretty playmaking but just missed scoring, the Rangers just got lucky by banging their goals in, our goalie sucks that's the only reason the Rangers scored, blah blah, whine, whine...

Black Tank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 03:13 PM
  #33
ruckus*
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 3,554
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
Brad Richards and Mike Rupp.

Richards over Christensen is actually a fairly impactful difference.
He's played in just 17 games and averages 6:55 per game. And he's the reason this team is so good?

ruckus* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 03:39 PM
  #34
MSG the place to be*
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,783
vCash: 500
circular locker room

MSG the place to be* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 04:17 PM
  #35
asphyXy
Registered User
 
asphyXy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 253
vCash: 50
I 100% expected to lose last night's game. They proved me wrong.

Maybe the hat is magical. Maybe Giannone will start being a better play-by-play guy now that his scalp has felt its magic.

asphyXy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 04:38 PM
  #36
Tad McMikowsky
Retired
 
Tad McMikowsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,074
vCash: 500
would you guys accept Bandwagon applications?

I am an Oilers fan, and the fans here are starting to annoy me. Could I fit in with you guys?

Tad McMikowsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 04:45 PM
  #37
Calad
Section 422
 
Calad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 1,223
vCash: 500
More fans are always welcome!

Calad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 04:46 PM
  #38
jmb9191
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 444
vCash: 500
so basically being a ranger fan is really cool?



i like!

jmb9191 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 04:46 PM
  #39
Jabroni
The People's Champ
 
Jabroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 7,101
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tad Mikowsky View Post
would you guys accept Bandwagon applications?

I am an Oilers fan, and the fans here are starting to annoy me. Could I fit in with you guys?
How long have you been an Oilers fan?

Jabroni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 05:18 PM
  #40
Rykerman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 30
vCash: 500
always had a fondness for the oilers since the Edmonton Rangers of '94

Rykerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 05:32 PM
  #41
ECL
Very slippery slope
 
ECL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 81,455
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to ECL
We have really good passing and we pick our shots well. We don't just sling from the outside like some teams.

__________________
"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB
"Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
I still think there should be a section of people at MSG behind the visiting bench, in curly wigs, and dark rimmed glasses, calling themselves the Pidtophiles. - Zamboner
ECL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 05:41 PM
  #42
Pizza
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,598
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueblood 2 View Post
Who demanded and taught them how to be pros? JOHN TORTORELLA!
....and I would totally agree. In many ways Torts has been the missing ingredient. The most clear departure from the past was that Torts said there would be a different identity for the team. He demanded accountability to that identity and now it's firmly in place.

No more easy Rangers. Big even huge difference.

Pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 05:53 PM
  #43
HankIsTheKing30
Registered User
 
HankIsTheKing30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 54
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyTheGr8 View Post
Three words.

Henrik F***ing Lundqvist.
hell yeah

HankIsTheKing30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 05:55 PM
  #44
Drewbackatu*
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,048
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueHavok View Post
Having this conversation at a bar with a few fellow blueshirt fans and a few Devil fans......when asked what is the single biggest difference between NYR this season and last----accounting for their success.....what would it be?

I stumbled at first for an answer.....but finally, I said....'it's gotta be the system."

Yes LUNDY is boss.....Richards balances the lines and roster throughout...Cally is the best capt. since Mess.....Gabby is playing like Gabby should....Defense is surprisingly good despite injuries....

But what accounts for the unprecedented success.....ultimately it's all these factors, sure.......

But my response was TORTS-----its the coaching, it the leadership and the fact that the players and TORTS are working in harmony.....all on the same page.....cohesion if you will.

And of course......Lundy, Lundy, Lundy.

Whats the overall consensus out there, with regard to critical factors, that explain our stellar season thus far.....
Without question it's Torts and how the players have bought in lock, stock and barrel to his system. Our talent is at best marginally better than last year except for Richards and the improved play of Gaborik and Del Zotto.

Drewbackatu* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 06:00 PM
  #45
ECL
Very slippery slope
 
ECL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 81,455
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to ECL
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drewbackatu View Post
Without question it's Torts and how the players have bought in lock, stock and barrel to his system. Our talent is at best marginally better than last year except for Richards and the improved play of Gaborik and Del Zotto.
lmao.

Marginally better... except for Richards, a healthy Gaborik, and a massively improved MDZ. That's quite a ****ing exception.

That's like saying I've moderately improved my income except for winning the 20M lottery.

ECL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 06:01 PM
  #46
Leetch66
Registered User
 
Leetch66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PEI Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,496
vCash: 500
Tip of the hat to the Scouting staff and our AHL coaching of the young guys . These are the guys that get very little credit but do an awful lot of grunt work that is required to build a solid foundation for a rebuilding club which is what we have had for the last 3 years . These guys live out of a suitcase and love the game .

Leetch66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 06:05 PM
  #47
ColonialsHockey10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 10,041
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tad Mikowsky View Post
would you guys accept Bandwagon applications?

I am an Oilers fan, and the fans here are starting to annoy me. Could I fit in with you guys?
If that is who I think it is in your avatar, welcome aboard.

ColonialsHockey10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 06:21 PM
  #48
Pizza
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,598
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tad Mikowsky View Post
would you guys accept Bandwagon applications?

I am an Oilers fan, and the fans here are starting to annoy me. Could I fit in with you guys?
Welcome aboard Tad! Get ready to ride the lighting that is the New York Rangers

Pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 06:47 PM
  #49
The New Originals
Registered User
 
The New Originals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: A.V. Land
Country: United States
Posts: 5,085
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruckus View Post
He's played in just 17 games and averages 6:55 per game. And he's the reason this team is so good?
He was clearly joking.

The New Originals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-07-2012, 06:53 PM
  #50
CB420
Registered User
 
CB420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edmonton,AB
Country: Canada
Posts: 625
vCash: 500
From Edmonton, so I havent had a chance to watch alot of full NYR Games. Except the game earlier this season when the Rangers were in town to face the Oilers.

The thing that makes me like this team, besides the fact i like playing with them online for ranked games on NHL 2012 PS3. they have guys that can score on 3 lines, Boyle having an offseason, 21 goals last year only 2 this year...Defensemen join the rush, point shots.

The main thing though comming from an outside fan atleast is, #1 goaltending, King Henrik is the best goalie in the league, will get obvious considerating again for vezina. The second thing is PK, penalty kill 2nd in the league right now I believe.

Watching how intense Torts is on 24/7 it actually was surprising, not that fact that hes passionate and intense, I allready knew that, from what you dont get to hear him speak only to the media, he really seems to motivate and encourage guys in different ways. Talent of course you need talent, he seems to know how to push guys, he has to learn not to push them to far, but thats just him.

Alot of fans here in Edmonton, think Tom Renney could use some of that fire, right now, injuries have hit us bad the last few weeks though, take that into factor...Renney was different in the way he coached I think though in New York, here, he has alot younger of a core. I still respect his ways, hes an intelligent guy, articulate, watching 24/7 |HBO just gave me new insights to Torts, and I really think NYR is a legit contender this year. Get out of the East...trade deadline pickup a DMen and maybe another forward and look out this could be a scary team come may and june.

CB420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2015 All Rights Reserved.