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

Question about Gaborik and Tortorella

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-03-2012, 05:43 PM
  #26
BlueshirtBlitz
Rich Nash
 
BlueshirtBlitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 19,072
vCash: 500
Gaborik is fine defensively. For most of his career he has been.


Last edited by BlueshirtBlitz: 04-03-2012 at 05:48 PM.
BlueshirtBlitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-03-2012, 06:01 PM
  #27
vipernsx
Flatus Expeller
 
vipernsx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Country: United States
Posts: 6,525
vCash: 500
Torts hold everyone accountable. Gaborik has sat when the coach expected more out of him. This year, he hasn't sat because he's just been that good.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Torts Kinda Guy View Post
LOL I can't remember Jags back checking at all. I remember laughing when we were pinned in our zone, that Jags was at the offensive blue line just waiting there for the puck.
Rangers didn't played 5 men in their zone like they do now. I can't remember Rucinsky, Straka, Jagr, or the whole lot of them blocking shots or being tight to the slot. Maybe some help on the half walf is about all you'd get from the wingers and the center would come down deep, standard hockey stuff.

vipernsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-03-2012, 06:02 PM
  #28
vipernsx
Flatus Expeller
 
vipernsx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Country: United States
Posts: 6,525
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueshirtBlitz View Post
Gaborik is fine defensively. For most of his career he has been.
Agreed. I felt he was line hanging a bit when this season started though I think that was to get himself going. It seems to have worked so I'm not complaining.

vipernsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-03-2012, 06:06 PM
  #29
GAGLine
Registered User
 
GAGLine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 9,347
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by MSG the place to be View Post
Answer me this...

What is defense?

To me, hockey is 90% defense and 10% playmaking. But defense doesn't refer simply to defending. Defense is about making life difficult for the opposition, smart decision making and execution.
Gaborik is smart with the puck in the defensive zone.

Tough to play against doesn't have to mean hitting and grinding. Using his speed, putting pressure on the defense, being a threat that other teams have to key on. That can wear a team down just as much as grinding.

GAGLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-03-2012, 06:09 PM
  #30
Sky Valley
Registered User
 
Sky Valley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Athens, GA
Country: United States
Posts: 1,901
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Sky Valley
He's blocked a few shots lately, which really just terrifies me more than anything.

Sky Valley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-03-2012, 06:10 PM
  #31
BlueshirtBlitz
Rich Nash
 
BlueshirtBlitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 19,072
vCash: 500
Gaborik makes life difficult for the opposition by scoring 40 goals a season.

Don't let MSG know, though.

BlueshirtBlitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-03-2012, 06:12 PM
  #32
SlingshotVv
nerdy wrist-locks
 
SlingshotVv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 1,501
vCash: 500
he plays on a team with Callahan. It would take a special kind of player to play on a team captained by Cally and not give max effort in all zones. So special, in fact, that we don't have one on our roster. he's not shutting anyone down, but he'll block a shot, and back-checks as well as anyone on this team not named Anisimov.


Last edited by SlingshotVv: 04-03-2012 at 06:20 PM.
SlingshotVv 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 09:54 AM.

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

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.