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

ECQF: Rangers (1) vs Senators (8)

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-09-2012, 10:29 AM
  #351
Blueshirt Special
HFBoards Sponsor
 
Blueshirt Special's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 3,288
vCash: 500
Would not surprise me at all if we were to drop the first game, and this series go 6 or even 7 games, but I think The Rangers will win it.

Not knocking our team, but I think there is a learning curve and it's a process. I actually think a 7 game series will be good for us and sens are a good match up.

I might go to Saturdays game.

__________________
WIN NOW
Blueshirt Special is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 10:30 AM
  #352
Crease
Registered User
 
Crease's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,833
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stylizer1 View Post
You judge teams on their most recent successes and failures. The Rangers won the cup 18 years ago, does that still make them Stanley Cup favorites?
Anything prior to this season shouldn't be in the discussion about which team has the edge in this series. Compare the 82 game regular season and head-to-head matchups. Nothing else should factor in. Stop bringing up the Rangers history. It has no bearing on what happens out on the ice Thursday.

Crease is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 10:33 AM
  #353
NYR Viper
Moderator
 
NYR Viper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: PA
Country: United States
Posts: 29,955
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stylizer1 View Post
You judge teams on their most recent successes and failures. The Rangers won the cup 18 years ago, does that still make them Stanley Cup favorites?
So the Rangers, being 2nd in the league in points, would be the favorites in this series and should win.

NYR Viper is online now  
Old
04-09-2012, 10:33 AM
  #354
NikC
Registered User
 
NikC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 3,813
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stylizer1 View Post
You judge teams on their most recent successes and failures. The Rangers won the cup 18 years ago, does that still make them Stanley Cup favorites?
no it doesn't and no one is saying that. You are the one sourcing our "history" of playoff performances. We are confident in our team in this series based on their play this season. There really is no other criteria that has any bearing but both teams play for this current season.

NikC is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 10:40 AM
  #355
DrinkFightFlyers
Grave Before Shave
 
DrinkFightFlyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NJ
Country: Isle of Man
Posts: 14,365
vCash: 470
Send a message via AIM to DrinkFightFlyers
I think you guys take this is 6. Flyers-Rangers ECF. Also, I love the Ancient Aliens avatars. Whomever came up with that is brilliant.

DrinkFightFlyers is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 10:42 AM
  #356
Rangers Fail
free james sheppard
 
Rangers Fail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NY
Country: United States
Posts: 24,705
vCash: 500
Gross:

Rangers say Marian Gaborik out today with the flu and Ryan Callahan attending to "personal matters."

I fear the worst. Don't let it be Grandma Cally.

Rangers Fail is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 10:46 AM
  #357
ImIdaho
Choo-Choo-Choose me!
 
ImIdaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4,530
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Henriks Broadway Hat View Post
Gross:

Rangers say Marian Gaborik out today with the flu and Ryan Callahan attending to "personal matters."

I fear the worst. Don't let it be Grandma Cally.



ImIdaho is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 10:51 AM
  #358
Blueshirt Believer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,933
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stylizer1 View Post
We still wouldn't have had home ice if we finished 7th and would have had to try and beat the defending Cup Champs. The Rangers had a good season but have a history of not doing much in the playoffs. You would think a team 2 points away from first overall would see that as important if they thought they were going to go to the finals.

The Sens chose not to finish 7th in order to play the Rangers.

The only thing Ottawa had to play for was making the playoffs. Once that was accomplished they made sure to position themselves in a match up they wanted.

The Rangers had a good season but have a history of not doing much in the playoffs.
So if you repeat yourself fifteen times it will come true?

The Rangers have never been in the same position they are now. The last team that were even close was in 06 and we had a myriad of injuries.

The following seasons we got out of the first round and got beat by Buffalo(#1 team during the season)and Pitt.

The last two times we have been the 8th seeds playing the #1 Washington.

The last time we even had a season close to this one was 97. I think your grossly overstating your position.

Blueshirt Believer is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 10:53 AM
  #359
Clowes Line
Cally's Chicken Parm
 
Clowes Line's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Yawk
Country: United States
Posts: 12,544
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueshirt Believer View Post
So if you repeat yourself fifteen times it will come true?

The Rangers have never been in the same position they are now. The last team that were even close was in 06 and we had a myriad of injuries.

The following seasons we got out of the first round and got beat by Buffalo(#1 team during the season)and Pitt.

The last two times we have been the 8th seeds playing the #1 Washington.

The last time we even had a season close to this one was 97. I think your grossly overstating your position.
You also forgot to include, "What the **** does playoff history have to do with the current 1st place team that is completely healthy?" Absolutely NOTHING

Clowes Line is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 10:54 AM
  #360
Blueshirt Believer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,933
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stylizer1 View Post
You judge teams on their most recent successes and failures. The Rangers won the cup 18 years ago, does that still make them Stanley Cup favorites?
Which is also WAY more success than your franchise has ever had. Win your first cup and then we will talk.

No the old Senator's don't count, not the same franchise.

Most of Sen's fans seem pretty cool, but your just a troll. Go back to your board and spout your nonsense.

Teenagers running their mouths.

Blueshirt Believer is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 10:59 AM
  #361
NikC
Registered User
 
NikC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 3,813
vCash: 500
if this doesn't get you pumped for the playoffs, nothing will...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGS8re8cIVI&safe=active

NikC is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 10:59 AM
  #362
Blueshirt Believer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,933
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ih8theislanders View Post
It's the complete opposite because unlike our teams of the past, this year we're good.



And I'll be quoting you when the series is over buddy, don't you worry .
It doesn't matter, he will run away if they lose. Or spout some nonsense that he was "just having some fun".

Blueshirt Believer is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 11:00 AM
  #363
Clowes Line
Cally's Chicken Parm
 
Clowes Line's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Yawk
Country: United States
Posts: 12,544
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NikC View Post
if this doesn't get you pumped for the playoffs, nothing will...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGS8re8cIVI&safe=active
**** I just got Rick Roll'd.....

Hats off to you

Clowes Line is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 11:08 AM
  #364
NikC
Registered User
 
NikC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 3,813
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Everyday Im Hagelin View Post
**** I just got Rick Roll'd.....

Hats off to you
we've got to lighten the mood in here...

NikC is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 11:29 AM
  #365
blue425
Registered User
 
blue425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 2,370
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I think you guys take this is 6. Flyers-Rangers ECF. Also, I love the Ancient Aliens avatars. Whomever came up with that is brilliant.
It would be amazing if the Rangers and Flyers both got to round three. Here is hoping it happens

As for my fellow Rangers fans: Use the ignore list. It is a wonderful feature.

blue425 is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 11:30 AM
  #366
HockeyBasedNYC
Registered User
 
HockeyBasedNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Here
Country: United States
Posts: 13,198
vCash: 500
After taking a long look at all the stat splits, previous game wrap-ups and matchup previews -this is my take:

The Rangers need to get to Ottawa early, and when I say early I mean both early in the games, and early in the series. For the Rangers, they are a very good team with the lead and we know that they've succeeded when scoring first and playing with leads. I also think they need to impose their will on the Sens early in the series by showing them it isnt going to be easy to come into MSG and win. Whether thats winning game 1 convincingly and going from there, or by physically dominating them by finishing checks and forechecking the hell out of them and going from there. Hopefully it's a little bit of both. You dont want the Sens to hang around because they score a lot in the third period. The Rangers have a habit of not finishing teams off, and playing close games - which is part of their style. But the Sens give up a ton of goals, so you have to capitalize on that.

This could be a nightmare matchup, or it could be exactly what the Rangers need. Grow some confidence in the scoring department, maybe get the powerplay going at the expense of the Sens weaker PK units. Exploit their defense and hem them into their own end, not allowing them to skate... and most importantly, win a series - any series, because this Rangers team has grown together, been though some tough series with the Caps and imo deserve a series win to grow some confidence.

On the other hand, Anderson could stand on his head with all the shots, and as we've unfortunately seen in the past 3 or 4 weeks, opposing goaltenders have been read hot at MSG, (Varlamov, Thomas, Holtby, etc.) and have basically stole games despite the Rangers getting the better of chances and play.

One thing about the Sens is they havent been great at home on a number of levels. Since the start of February they've gone 6-8-3 at Scotia Bank and have the 29th ranked PK there. So I think with the way the Rangers want to play this series, tight, checking, bottled up - falls right in line with going up there and playing the road game they are so adept at doing. So i think this might be a good team to start the playoffs with - high scoring, so it forces the Rangers to play a more detailed game, and more hard game - one that needs to focus on limiting the skating through the neutral zone especially. I think thats exactly what the Rangers need considering they've struggled a little bit there the last month or so. When the Rangers were flying they had that down to a tee and its a large part of their system play.

Hopefully they start off with a win on Thursday and get the PP going and build some postseason confidence. Dont let the Sens into the series and when it goes to Ottawa, break their will right off the bat up there. The Rangers need to use their heart as a weapon. Get back to doing the things earlier in the year that got them the #1 seed. Blocking shots, winning battles, removing the opposition for the crease, skating, backchecking, stepping up in the neutral zone, no bad goals, being dogs on the puck. But do all of that with one extra stride, follow-through, focus, and oompf. If they do that, they win the series.


Last edited by HockeyBasedNYC: 04-09-2012 at 11:38 AM.
HockeyBasedNYC is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 11:39 AM
  #367
Abooch68
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,353
vCash: 500
I'm tired of hearing, especially in the media, are the rangers for real? Shut up already. They have been on top of the conference for basically an entire season. Give them a little credit.

Abooch68 is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 11:48 AM
  #368
useref15
Registered User
 
useref15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 1,938
vCash: 500
I think this is going to be a very tough first series, but we will win in 6. Expect this to be very physical.

useref15 is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 11:50 AM
  #369
Barbara Underhill
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuke
 
Barbara Underhill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Montana
Country: United States
Posts: 13,337
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abooch68 View Post
I'm tired of hearing, especially in the media, are the rangers for real? Shut up already. They have been on top of the conference for basically an entire season. Give them a little credit.
On one hand I was glad we are playing a Canadian team because it means extra coverage on TSN. But then I watched some of it and they totally pandered to the Senators.

Barbara Underhill is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 12:20 PM
  #370
94now
Registered User
 
94now's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Snow Belt, USA
Country: United Nations
Posts: 6,447
vCash: 500
We Will Sweep Them.
Seriously. They got nothing, except thier coach.

94now is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 12:22 PM
  #371
Kershaw
 
Kershaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Country:
Posts: 25,519
vCash: 500
Think Ottawa wins game 1 5-4 and then the trolls will come out at full force.

Kershaw is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 12:26 PM
  #372
we want cup
Ants in the Pants
 
we want cup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Minneapolis
Country: United States
Posts: 11,210
vCash: 500
THN has the Rangers in 4, for whatever that's worth.

Quote:
How the Rangers win: Henrik Lundqvist will determine how far the Rangers advance. He's been Hart Trophy-great and he'll have to be the same in the playoffs. New York needs to continue its stingy 'D,' especially in the shot-blocking department.
How the Senators win: Ottawa has one of the NHL’s more potent offenses. Its power play and 5-on-5 goals differential both ranked in the top 11 of the league, while its goals-against average hovered near the bottom. Coach Paul MacLean has recognized his team’s resurgence under the emergence of offense-minded blueliner Erik Karlsson and is prepared to go goal-for-goal with an opponent.
How the Rangers lose: If Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards are shut down, the Rangers will have some troubles. Their two stars will need to be sensational and one of their depth forwards will have to emerge as this year's Sean Bergenheim. Ruslan Fedotenko did it before with 12 goals in 22 games for Tampa Bay in 2004.
How the Senators lose: When the Sens’ offense dries up, it’s rare that their goaltending or defense picks up the slack. In fact, in 20 of its 27 losses, Ottawa scored two goals or fewer. This isn’t a particularly stingy defensive group. It needs decent production to win.
Rangers question mark: The 23rd-ranked power play has been brutal and better come to life for New York to end its 18-year Stanley Cup drought. Boston proved Cup contenders can go without a great PP, but it's not the recommended route.
Senators question mark: The third-year pro Karlsson skyrocketed to fame and Norris Trophy contention via elite puck-moving abilities and offensive instincts. But other than a brief toe in the water in 2009-10, Karlsson isn’t tested in the post-season. His play will determine much of the Senators’ success.
Rangers key stat: The Blueshirts have the third-highest winning percentage (.814) when scoring first, so the blueprint will be to get up early and play shutdown hockey the rest of the way.
Senators key stat: Greybeard Daniel Alfredsson’s 11 playoff game-winning goals are the fifth-most among active NHLers.
Quote:
Winner and why: The Sens have been a pleasant surprise, over-performing in what was thought to be a rebuilding year, but that won’t carry over into the second season. New York is the better team any way you cut it and especially where it matters: between the pipes. And losing three in a row to close out the season, as the Senators did, certainly doesn’t set a good tone for an opening showdown against what was the league’s top team for most of the year. A young Ottawa squad will gain experience this post-season and little more. Rangers in four.
http://www.thehockeynews.com/article...w-Round-1.html

__________________

RANGERS =
we want cup is online now  
Old
04-09-2012, 12:48 PM
  #373
Alvvays
Man Girardi
 
Alvvays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Listening to music
Country: United States
Posts: 60,268
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stylizer1 View Post
The Rangers had a good season but have a history of not doing much in the playoffs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stylizer1 View Post
You judge teams on their most recent successes and failures. The Rangers won the cup 18 years ago, does that still make them Stanley Cup favorites?
Contradictory much?

__________________
Soon.
Alvvays is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 12:49 PM
  #374
Shadowtron
Registered User
 
Shadowtron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,534
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NikC View Post
if this doesn't get you pumped for the playoffs, nothing will...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGS8re8cIVI&safe=active
That's it! 2 minutes for...I dunno what, but when I think of something...you're getting two minutes for it. Oh...and I'll see your Rick Astley and raise you this motivator!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV7RBRwEzfs

Shadowtron is offline  
Old
04-09-2012, 12:58 PM
  #375
MugatuNYR
so hot right now
 
MugatuNYR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Country: United States
Posts: 4,169
vCash: 983
Stylizer is right! The Rangers have a history of not doing well in the playoffs post-lockout, so obviously that will continue this year.


MugatuNYR is offline  
Closed Thread

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 07:12 PM.

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.