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Capitals @ Rangers 3/24/13

View Poll Results: Three Players of the Game?
Henrik Lundqvist 45 54.88%
Marian Gaborik 8 9.76%
Chris Kreider 20 24.39%
Arron Asham 32 39.02%
Darroll Powe 2 2.44%
Dan Girardi 1 1.22%
Martin Biron 5 6.10%
Anton Stralman 1 1.22%
Michael Del Zotto 26 31.71%
Ryan McDonagh 8 9.76%
Steve Eminger 3 3.66%
Roman Hamrlik 1 1.22%
Rick Nash 2 2.44%
Derek Stepan 43 52.44%
Carl Hagelin 4 4.88%
Taylor Pyatt 1 1.22%
Ryan Callahan 9 10.98%
Anyone but Beaver 15 18.29%
Brian Boyle 3 3.66%
Kris Newbury 5 6.10%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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03-24-2013, 08:53 PM
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Good example of how absurd the anti-torts hyperbole has gotten. He knows the team on a level none of us can dream of. Get real. Gaborik isn't good in the shootout. Richards was a gamble just like any shooter past Nash and Callahan would be. Putting Step third was smart and it worked.

You can absolutely do worse than 8th/9th and top 5 defense in the league statistically. Boucher has already done worse this year. He was just fired for doing worse.
boucher has a **** defense and a bad goalie.. They scored plenty of goals to win games.

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Would've been better off not trading for Nash. Thanks, Slats.
agreed, the team is lost.

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Good game but couldnt finish for a 3rd goal.

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Even if Gaborik hasn't been good on the shootout this year he had a breakaway goal last game and almost scored one tonight. There is no way Richards is the best option.

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I can understand why Richards is getting chance after chance... The team needs this guy to get the rest of the offense going. He obviously isn't going anywhere right now. I can see why Tortorella keeps throwing him out there.

At the same time, there's other players that can do better than he's doing right now.

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Best players not being the best players, story of the season.

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"And now, here's the Captain, Ryan Callahan".

::cut to Dan Girardi:::

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Another bellow average game from Lundqvist. Way too far out of his net during the shoot out
Eh, stop crying for attention and creating unrealistic expectations. Although, you got my attention because of how much I vehemently disagree.

First one was a lucky fluke bounce and he had absolutely zero chance on that Ovechkin deflection.

And he made a game saving save at the end of the 3rd to get us a point. We don't get a point without him IMO.

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8th place

it wasnt a bad game its just sad they look nothing like last yr

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Guy Boucher?

What has he done? That one season in 11 was such a fluke. You think Tortorella is a bad coach? Watch Boucher.
He teaches offense. We have a goalie and defense, which Tampa didn't

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Team would of been better off taking the whole year off and having a random lottery to pick fans out of their seats to play each game.

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What are you talking about? Clearly Dubinsky would have scored tonight

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At the very least, we're back to 8th....

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So sick and ****ing tired of the favoritism from Tortorella.

Gaborik wont get a chance whether hes playing good or bad. Hes been the best player out of the top three the last 5-6 games.

Richards has to be 1/15 as a Ranger in the shootout. Yet he continues to use Richards.

NEVER ****ing benches Richards.

If I was Gaborik id say **** Tortorella and just ask for a trade. I dunno how these guys can stand playing under this ****ing clown. I really dont.
I guess Gaborik is a lot more mature than you are.

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Would've been better off not trading for Nash. Thanks, Slats.

Im 50/50 on it.

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No reason for Richards in that position. Was tried multiple times last year and he didn't score one shootout goal. Gaborik, Kreider, Hags. Anyone but Richards.

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They shouldn't make the playoffs!!!

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Gave it to Asham, Kreider and Newbs. 3 players i expected the least of tonight. All were good

Edit: Thanks for not making one of those preteen polls btw

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Dubi would fit in well with this team in the 1 goal club.

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Lundqvist played a good game I thought. Key saves at good times. I'm starting to get the feeling that he's becoming very frustrated with the way the team in front of him is playing. I think it's unlikely, but if the Rangers keep sucking and end up getting blown out sometime soon, I can see him pulling a Roy and just saying, "that's it". Again, unlikely, but I'm sure Habs fans didn't expect that either.

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boucher has a **** defense and a bad goalie.. They scored plenty of goals to win games.
We have a good defense in part because of Torts. You can't crap on his gameplan for being too heavy on defense and then lift up the individual defenders like their performance has nothing to do with the strategy.

TB scored goals yes - won games? Not so much. Check the standings.

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Kreider has actually proven to be very good on breakaways.. Why did he not get a shot in the SO? Oh, I forgot because Torts has his favorites.

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They shouldn't make the playoffs!!!
Don't worry. They won't.

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He teaches offense. We have a goalie and defense, which Tampa didn't
No Boucher teaches the trap while the greatest goal scorer of our generation carries his offense. Boucher would be more of the same.

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