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

All-Purpose Stu Bickel Thread

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-21-2013, 01:52 AM
  #76
NYRSchrute217
Registered User
 
NYRSchrute217's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,534
vCash: 500
Eminger can't be worse. In fact, I really like Eminger. When he was healthy he was a very good defenseman for us. Torts rewards good play and when you play like ****, you're in the pressbox. So I think we'll see Eminger soon

NYRSchrute217 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 05:20 AM
  #77
wolfgaze
Interesting Cat
 
wolfgaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 12,140
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Punxrocknyc19 View Post
im just saying i doubt McIlrath would be worse than Bickel. maybe some fresh blood will keep this team alert. it worked when Hags got called up last year.. Rangers need some new legs.
Come on.. There's no sense in rushing a defensive prospect just because Stu Bickel can't get the job done on the 3rd pairing... Why would the Rangers even contemplate doing that when Steve Eminger is ready to be inserted into the line-up?!? McIlrath isn't even ready to sniff the league yet so let's relax a bit.

wolfgaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 06:17 AM
  #78
tomcatNYR
Registered User
 
tomcatNYR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 388
vCash: 500
Yeah, Glen will sooner sign someone to a one-year deal or make a minor trade for a 6th defenseman before McIlrath sees the NHL ice this season.

tomcatNYR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 07:22 AM
  #79
Vitto79
Registered User
 
Vitto79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sarnia
Country: Canada
Posts: 16,635
vCash: 500
Stu can stand up for his team which is why he's signed but he should be a spare and strategically used. They have 8 D for a reason and lost two in a row so its time to try Eminger , he still hits and they need that vs the Bruins. Gilroy is more offensive.

No reason not to bench Stu and go with another Dman next game

Vitto79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:04 AM
  #80
Oak
Hockey fan
 
Oak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 1,838
vCash: 500
At least the boy can fight.

Oak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:04 AM
  #81
Dactyl
LMFAO KOSTKA
 
Dactyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NY
Country: United States
Posts: 8,990
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beardacus View Post
At least the boy can fight.
too bad he doesnt, at least not often enough

Dactyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:13 AM
  #82
Oak
Hockey fan
 
Oak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 1,838
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by blooblood View Post
too bad he doesnt, at least not often enough
Blame Torts not him for that. Although I think he should have went right after Orpik last night after the Kreider hit.

Oak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:19 AM
  #83
SingnBluesOnBroadway
Retired
 
SingnBluesOnBroadway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 29,977
vCash: 500
Awards:
I love this board. The Rangers have struggled to establish a presence in the offensive zone. The world class goalie has let up some bad goals. The team has taken bad penalties early in games. And people are ranting about the 6th defenseman.

__________________
SingnBluesOnBroadway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:26 AM
  #84
Trxjw
Retired.
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Land of no calls..
Country: United States
Posts: 16,570
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
I love this board. The Rangers have struggled to establish a presence in the offensive zone. The world class goalie has let up some bad goals. The team has taken bad penalties early in games. And people are ranting about the 6th defenseman.
Never to early to find a scape goat.

Trxjw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:28 AM
  #85
EuroFlair
Nash 40g in 2014-15
 
EuroFlair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: west coast
Country: Sweden
Posts: 2,402
vCash: 449
Please put Eminger back in the lineup for the next game, the only thing Stu has on Steve is the ability to brake noses..

EuroFlair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:30 AM
  #86
JCrusher*
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 4,313
vCash: 500
I didnt think Sauer would make this much of a difference but its starting to appear that way. I mean yes he is a good defenseman but last year we were missing Staal for most of the season but still did fine

JCrusher* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 10:30 AM
  #87
Rangerboy030
Registered User
 
Rangerboy030's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 460
vCash: 500
I think the bigger issue here is not so much Bickel on the 3rd pair, but Stralman on the 2nd. If Stralman were the 3rd RHD, he would be fine, but in the top 4 there's too much responsibility for a player who's not that consistent and isn't very good defensively.

We need a top 4 RHD to pair with Staal and push Stralman to the 3rd pair, which would remove Bickel from the daily roster. Either that or put Eminger in and hope he plays like he did before his injury last season, when he was pretty solid and even saw top 4 minutes at times.

Rangerboy030 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 11:04 AM
  #88
Bardof425*
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3,028
vCash: 500
Stu is giving everything he's got; it's just not much. Torts is to blame for allowing him to dress. He is not an NHL D-man. I would try Eminger and see how that goes. And remember Gilroy played against us in the playoffs last year and had some good moments.

Bardof425* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 11:06 AM
  #89
WhipNash27
Quattro!!
 
WhipNash27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Westchester, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 15,567
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhipNash27 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by pucksoup View Post
.
They look kind of similar no?

WhipNash27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 11:07 AM
  #90
Mio41
Ron Harris #3
 
Mio41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 2,594
vCash: 500
Bickel/MDZ pairing = disaster

Mio41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 11:10 AM
  #91
Leetch2McDonagh27
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 215
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mio41 View Post
Bickel/MDZ pairing = disaster
absolutely, please play Emminger already

Leetch2McDonagh27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 11:14 AM
  #92
Trxjw
Retired.
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Land of no calls..
Country: United States
Posts: 16,570
vCash: 500
Bickel was so bad last night that he got more TOI than Stralman.

..wait, what?

However, I agree that the Del Zotto / Bickel pairing is a bad one. Bickel isn't good enough to cover for Del Zotto's bone headed moves and lapses in coverage.

Trxjw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 11:14 AM
  #93
DelZottoHitTheNetJK
Registered User
 
DelZottoHitTheNetJK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 800
vCash: 500
Dress Bickel against Boston/Philly/NJ and let him break faces and play 8 minutes a game against their bottom 2 lines. Bickel is not a skilled player, but he's not a useless player. Torts loves "Jam" and no one here can say that Bickel isn't a tough dude. Against undoubtedly the quickest puck moving team in the league with very few "tough guys" there is 0 reason to dress Bickel against the Pens. Less than 0 actually

DelZottoHitTheNetJK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 11:16 AM
  #94
Dactyl
LMFAO KOSTKA
 
Dactyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NY
Country: United States
Posts: 8,990
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Bickel was so bad last night that he got more TOI than Stralman.

..wait, what?

However, I agree that the Del Zotto / Bickel pairing is a bad one. Bickel isn't good enough to cover for Del Zotto's bone headed moves and lapses in coverage.
you mean dz isnt good enough to play quality defense for 2 people

Dactyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 11:17 AM
  #95
Trxjw
Retired.
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Land of no calls..
Country: United States
Posts: 16,570
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by blooblood View Post
you mean dz isnt good enough to play quality defense for 2 people
Yeah, that's what I meant.

Trxjw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 11:17 AM
  #96
Mio41
Ron Harris #3
 
Mio41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 2,594
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Del Zotto's bone headed moves and lapses in coverage.
Patience wearing thin with him too, always out of position

Mio41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 11:21 AM
  #97
Dactyl
LMFAO KOSTKA
 
Dactyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NY
Country: United States
Posts: 8,990
vCash: 500
del zotto has been one of the better players so far

Dactyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 11:32 AM
  #98
klingsor
HFBoards Sponsor
 
klingsor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 14,109
vCash: 500
He is NOT the worst defenseman I've ever seen play for the Rangers by a long shot.

That being said, he should not be a regular.

klingsor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 12:00 PM
  #99
mrjimmyg89
'13-'14 East Champs
 
mrjimmyg89's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,871
vCash: 500
People are complaining about the offense, and that is fine, but when the game was 1-1, and they could have gained momentum, he let Tyler Kennedy blow by him and get to the net untouched. That cannot happen. Sucked the air out of the Garden after that. It then snowballed into 3-1 and 4-1. I'm not excusing the offense, but my god was that a momentum killer. I don't care if he took the guy out, as long as he did not allow the person to walk in untouched. The basketball philosophy of no easy lay-ups. Make them earn it with 2 from the stripe. I'd rather them have to score with a man advantage than letting a 3rd liner walk to the net and create a goal.

mrjimmyg89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-21-2013, 12:30 PM
  #100
KreiMeARiver*
Have Confidence
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UES
Posts: 6,621
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
I love this board. The Rangers have struggled to establish a presence in the offensive zone. The world class goalie has let up some bad goals. The team has taken bad penalties early in games. And people are ranting about the 6th defenseman.
Because he is the most obvious player that doesn't deserve to be on the ice. The other things will sort themselves out. He won't all of a sudden have NHL D skills.

KreiMeARiver* 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 02:25 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.