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03-15-2012, 08:44 PM
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I'll be a contrarian here.
That wasn't a horrible game.
Look at the dumb-**** mistakes that gave Cooke the a-hole 2 goals.

Fixable.

Rangers had lots of chances. It's not like they weren't making some stuff happen.
Some people have to step up, that much is obvious.

Edit: and yes, better see more of Zuccs

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Our defense has been complete garbage lately. Even against the Canes they were lucky not allow at least 4. They remind me of the Bruins in their defensive collapse. Brutal. Now we have the Avs and Red Wings to look forward to. Pittsburgh is the MUCH better defensive team. The one area where we could have some pride (outside of Hank). Pittsburgh has schooled us on how to play defense since game 1.

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Half this team's roster is made up of fringe NHL players like Bickel.
Definitely an element of truth to that statement.

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Rangers desperately needs the energy of their captain. And above all they need to get back to the video, look at their widespread mistakes and finally stop doing them- no hitting, no tight defense, no drive to score. or just...

Did the tight schedule finally get on them and they need a rest?

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McDonagh at least made an attempt on 5th goal. Bickel was literally standing still looking at the ceiling.
made an attempt? You mean swinging his stick like it was purse instead of actually covering Dupuis? The puck hit the crossbar and Bickel was trying to bat it out of the air, bad bounce.

McDonagh was directly responsible for 2 goals... he has been overplayed by Torts and needs a serious reduction in icetime.

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One thing I will say, what the **** is up with Dubinsky this season?

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I thought the Dubi-Mitchell-Zucc line looked pretty good towards the end there.

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If the rangers want to make it out The east they better hope someone beats the pens

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-Very different game if that trip on Gabby is called imo.
-Mitchell couldn't score in a brothel.
-Bickel was complete garbage tonight. So was McD
-Biron played well. The first 3 goals, he was left out to dry.
-The Holy Trinity line is amazing, but it leaves the other lines void of anything at all.
-Dubinsky has been regulated to a single, ineffective move.
-Stepan needs something, anything.
-Everyone talking about Crosby and Matt ****ing Cooke scores twice.

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Didn't see the play where Anisimov got hurt. Where did he get hurt? Head?

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If the rangers want to make it out The east they better hope someone beats the pens
I can see the ECF being Rangers vs Pens easily

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If the rangers want to make it out The east they better hope someone beats the pens
The Devils can.

Anyone else in the conference? Ehh.

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Eh we'll get 'em next year. Everyone on this board knows this wasn't the push year. We're ahead of schedule.

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The emphasis on Bickel for the first goal is misplaced.

Get real. How about covering the slot? Sheesh.

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I think any rational person knew this one was a loss as soon as it was announced that Crosbaby was returning and the game would be on NBC Sports Newtork with the Pittsburgh broadcast.

The Ranger play aside, the Bettmans got away with murder on ice all night long.

The fourth Pittsburgh Bettman goal was a direct result of a no-call on Gaborik, who probably would have had a breakaway.

Glad the NHL got what it wanted, a gift-wrapped 5-2 Bettmans win at Madison Square Garden in Crybaby's return, described by the two biggest homers in all of sports.

Thanks, Gary. 'preciate it.

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Officially worried about this defense. They have looked like complete **** for the last ten games or so. I don't know if it is from fatigue or not but they are making irresponsible and stupid plays. If they want any type of chance to make some noise in the playoffs that needs to be fixed FAST.

EDIT- Can we please call Erixon up and give him a shot?

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Did you see McDonagh play tonight? Really you are going to complain about Bickel... What was Mcdonagh doing on the 2nd goal and the 5th? Just out for a stroll?



Sam has been awful this year in general, it's time for him to hang em up. Also his Crosby suckfest is unbearable.

I really hope Staal did not get a concussion when his head clearly hit the ice, plus Anisimov got hurt. This team is in serious trouble...
The second goal was Boyle's fault and the last one was a horrendous rebound. Wake up!

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Didn't see the play where Anisimov got hurt. Where did he get hurt? Head?
Arm/Shoulder

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Half the team?
All right, the players that aren't average at best:

Hank
Girardi
McDonagh
Staal
MDZ
Sauer
Richards
Gaborik
Stepan
Callahan
Hagelin
Anisimov (and that's being generous)

Everyone else is at best average. We didn't have 4 of those players today, which would excuse this loss if Pittsburgh wasn't completely decimated by injuries all season and still winning.

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Henrik might not hit 60 games this year.

Biron's 12-5-2. Thats not that bad.

I'm just confused how a standard body check, a bump into a goal post and a wrist shot have sidelined three of our better players for as long as theyve been out.

Brian Leetch played the entire 1994 postseason with one shoulder.

Maybe I'm just nitpicking.

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I'll be a contrarian here.
That wasn't a horrible game.
Look at the dumb-**** mistakes that gave Cooke the a-hole 2 goals.

Fixable.

Rangers had lots of chances. It's not like they weren't making some stuff happen.
Some people have to step up, that much is obvious.

Edit: and yes, better see more of Zuccs
Ever since we got destroyed by the Hawks, the defensive turnovers have been out of control and Torts has not fixed it. I would bench the next player who passes directly up the ice, who plays with the puck too much in the defensive zone instead of getting it out, any blind passes, and calm the **** down with pinching. It's fixable if we had a coach who would actually point out mistakes and hold the team responsible.

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Our defense has been complete garbage lately. Even against the Canes they were lucky not allow at least 4. They remind me of the Bruins in their defensive collapse. Brutal. Now we have the Avs and Red Wings to look forward to. Pittsburgh is the MUCH better defensive team. The one area where we could have some pride (outside of Hank). Pittsburgh has schooled us on how to play defense since game 1.
Girardi and McD are burned out. They honestly need a few games off.

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I pray to the hockey Gods our team looks like this next year:

Hagelin - Richards - Gaborik
Nash/Ryan/Parise - Stepan - Callahan
Kreider - Anisimov - Zucc/FA
Rupp - Boyle - Prust

- Get Dubinsky off this team
- Get Mitchell off this team
- Get Bickel off this team

- 3 really good scoring lines and a checking/grinding line. I would be SO HAPPY if our team looks like this next year.
Do you dislike Dubinsky, or is it just this year that he's frustrated you?

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Didn't see the play where Anisimov got hurt. Where did he get hurt? Head?
Shoulder.

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The emphasis on Bickel for the first goal is misplaced.

Get real. How about covering the slot? Sheesh.
I personally don't fault him for the first goal, my beef with Bickel is the numerous times when he takes stupid penalties. He takes A LOT of penalties and coincidentally a lot of bad penalties.

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