HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New York Rangers
Notices

Rangers @ Flyers | 4/16/13 | Backups

View Poll Results: 3 Biggest Losers
Henrik Lundqvist 27 27.27%
Dan Girardi 6 6.06%
Michael Del Zotto 19 19.19%
Anton Stralman 5 5.05%
John Moore 9 9.09%
Steve Eminger 9 9.09%
Ryan McDonagh 11 11.11%
Darrell Powe 5 5.05%
Arron Asham 4 4.04%
Taylor Pyatt 19 19.19%
Brian Boyle 13 13.13%
Brad Richards 51 51.52%
Ryane Clowe 13 13.13%
Derick Brassard 11 11.11%
Carl Hagelin 11 11.11%
Mats Zuccarello 21 21.21%
Rick Nash 22 22.22%
Derek Stepan 12 12.12%
Ryan Callahan 32 32.32%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-16-2013, 10:21 PM
  #176
trilobyte
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alberta
Posts: 11,155
vCash: 500
I completely believe that Richards is sincerely distraught.
Wow people, money and contract dollars does not instantly remove you from the league of human beings, who have feelings and understand pressure.

Hey, I'm not saying he is playing well consistently. But look at the team. Look at the team game. He may very well be a factor in the regression, all I am saying is it is pretty cold-hearted to think that Brad Richards does not care.

trilobyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:22 PM
  #177
Lundsanity30
Registered User
 
Lundsanity30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9,097
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by CM Lundqvist View Post
Tortarella needs to go. Don't care who agrees with me or not. This guy is a ****ing awful motivator and his lack of in game adjustment making skills are all too apparent.

Pathetic effort by a team that clearly doesn't care.
lack of? That implies he makes ANY in game adjustments.

Lundsanity30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:24 PM
  #178
JD123
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 474
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grind Jam Grind View Post
Maybe the Old Beaver should have actually prepared for the season. Maybe he could even have kept in shape and played in Europe! It's OK to be distraught, Brad. You have 12 million dollars waiting at home. Go buy yourself a fancy bottle of wine.

I'm sorry, I'm just really starting to hate him and his play.
Yep bottom line. I will respect him when he pulls a Markus Naslund, but we all know that will not happen. Until then enjoy the cash Brad Wade. Sather is waiting to endorse your check

JD123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:25 PM
  #179
Blueshirt Believer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,110
vCash: 500
Torts postgame:

"we just couldn't solve Mason."

ok, Torts. You can't solve a back up goalie with almost an .89 save percentage?

You wanna know why you can't get goals? you don't get any traffic to the net, you don't go for rebounds in the slot and your team shoots on the perimeter.

Fellow Ranger Fans:

I wouldn't even get frustrated because this team is not going to do anything this season. Torts has to go. Its that simple. Once he is gone, then this team MAY have a chance of doing something.

I am a broken record about this. But this is NOT a player issue at this point. This has become completely a coaching issue. How the Rangers can even be considered an NHL team with the breakouts tonight is beyond me.

At this point, it makes ZERO difference if the Rangers make the playoffs as long as John Tortorella is behind the bench.

Blueshirt Believer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:26 PM
  #180
Lundsanity30
Registered User
 
Lundsanity30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9,097
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueshirt Believer View Post
Torts postgame:

"we just couldn't solve Mason."

ok, Torts. You can't solve a back up goalie with almost an .89 save percentage?

You wanna why you can't get goals? you don't get any traffic to the net, you don't go for rebounds in the slot and your team shoots on the perimeter.

Fellow Ranger Fans:

I wouldn't even get frustrated because this team is not going to do anything this season. Torts has to go. Its that simple. Once he is gone, then this team MAY have a chance of doing something.
but we got 1st in the EC last year

Lundsanity30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:26 PM
  #181
BrianBoyle
Nash goes HAM
 
BrianBoyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: On the grass
Country: United States
Posts: 51,725
vCash: 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lundsanity30 View Post
lack of? That implies he makes ANY in game adjustments.
Changing lines doesn't count?

__________________

Neutral Milk Hotel are literally GOAT
Amy Poehler <3

Credit to Ail for the sig.
BrianBoyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:27 PM
  #182
NYR Viper
Moderator
 
NYR Viper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: PA
Country: United States
Posts: 27,310
vCash: 500
I will say this, John Moore looked like a man possessed in the 3rd. He needs to play more.

NYR Viper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:28 PM
  #183
3rd Guy High
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 672
vCash: 500
Originally added this to my last post, but it was already quoted as it was before I edited it so I just figured I'd make another one.

You think McDonagh is good now? Wait till he plays for a coach that lets him take risks, use his skating and opens up the ice. So many times I see a lane for him to shoot straight up the ice and create an odd man rush but instead he curls to the outside and throws the puck at the boards/glass because it's the "safe" play. Will he turn over the puck a little bit more? Maybe at first. But controlling it himself is better than throwing it up the boards where its a 50/50 puck and our forwards have to fish the puck off the boards.

He doesn't use his skating enough 1 on 1 right now. You see flashes of it, but he doesn't use it all the time because god forbid he makes a mistake and gives it up once he would be reamed out. He should be baiting a forechecker and cutting back the other way and skating straight up the open ice. He has the speed and agility to beat anyone 1 on 1. He will either A) draw another forechecker in and be able to make a tape to tape pass which would drastically improve this teams transition and give us more time on rushes or B) have all the time in the world to skate it himself.

I saw Moore do it behind the net once today. It was a thing of beauty.

Don't get me wrong, McDonagh is amazing. But he has the potential to be even better. Tortorella has done a great job as far as molding our defensemen defensively, but they need someone else to teach the rest of the game.


This is the biggest flaw of our breakout. It takes so much more time and effort to breakout when the puck is being wrapped around the boards compared to when it is a tape to tape direct pass.

3rd Guy High is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:28 PM
  #184
Affinity
Registered User
 
Affinity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toms River, NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 6,072
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by CM Lundqvist View Post
Tortarella needs to go. Don't care who agrees with me or not. This guy is a ****ing awful motivator and his lack of in game adjustment making skills are all too apparent.

Pathetic effort by a team that clearly doesn't care.
The team has won games this year in spite of him with good efforts by Hank, Stepan and Nash, mostly.

Affinity is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:29 PM
  #185
MrEctions
Willy Nilly
 
MrEctions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Clinton, Ny
Country: United States
Posts: 4,208
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
I will say this, John Moore looked like a man possessed in the 3rd. He needs to play more.
Agreed. Really liked the way he played. Showcased his speed as well. He makes some foolish mistakes, but I think he will be a good one when all is said and done.

MrEctions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:30 PM
  #186
Leetch2McDonagh27
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 205
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lundsanity30 View Post
but we got 1st in the EC last year
and he's got that 2004......the one he climbed with Beaver.

Leetch2McDonagh27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:31 PM
  #187
JD123
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 474
vCash: 500
That EC final last year gave Glenny boy another 14 years as the GM of this team.

JD123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:32 PM
  #188
HockeyBasedNYC
Registered User
 
HockeyBasedNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Here
Country: United States
Posts: 12,482
vCash: 500
This was just a dumb game, no flow.

As soon as the flyers got that first bounce you knew it was going to be a long night. **** it. Throw this game out. Kick the **** out of the panthers and get the games back on msg

HockeyBasedNYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:32 PM
  #189
Leetch2McDonagh27
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 205
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Affinity View Post
The team has won games this year in spite of him with good efforts by Hank, Stepan and Nash, mostly.
THAT is EXACTLY how it is.......we have won some games DESPITE of Torts. It's like the players not only have to battle the Opposing Team, but also Tortorella

TORTS MUST GO......it really is that simple

Leetch2McDonagh27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:34 PM
  #190
Leetch2McDonagh27
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 205
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by JD123 View Post
That EC final last year gave Glenny boy another 14 years as the GM of this team.
the scary part is that, it is probably nothing further from the truth. That and it bought a couple more years of TORTS!!!:shakehead

Leetch2McDonagh27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:36 PM
  #191
HockeyBasedNYC
Registered User
 
HockeyBasedNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Here
Country: United States
Posts: 12,482
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrEctions View Post
Agreed. Really liked the way he played. Showcased his speed as well. He makes some foolish mistakes, but I think he will be a good one when all is said and done.
I was saying earlier in the day that if stall comes back theyll need to choose between moore and eminger. Eminger has had problems with the puck and Moore has difficulties on the wall and staying on hos skates when hit, but im beginning to think his upsides with his passing and great skating ability may mean more to a team who struggles to score. He made a nice pass on zuccs goal and he was flying out there.

HockeyBasedNYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:38 PM
  #192
Affinity
Registered User
 
Affinity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toms River, NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 6,072
vCash: 500
We need a more offensive coach, that much is clear. We have THE best goalie in the world and a defense that is more than capable of being top 3 in the league without hiding behind a defensive system. Can you imagine if the Rangers as a team forchecked like the Devils? That team has 0 offensive skill atm yet they constantly dominate and outshoot other teams. What exactly is our offensive game plan? Dman sends it out of the zone where hopefully a forward gets it deep into the opposition's zone (a lot of times we just ice it). At that point we send our three forwards to the wall. No one is ever in position for a rebound. We rarely ever have anyone in front of the net making life hard for the other goalie.

Affinity is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:39 PM
  #193
poeman
Fixing Rangers PP
 
poeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Country: United States
Posts: 4,044
vCash: 500
Shades of Olli Jokinen blowing it for us in the last game of the season to miss the playoffs hitting my like wave

poeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:46 PM
  #194
Glen Sathers Cigar
Sather = Evil Genius
 
Glen Sathers Cigar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 956
vCash: 500
The lack of urgency in this game is what's most concerning. Philly is literally missing half of their lineup and are playing the 2nd of a back to back. Our guys come out like it's open hockey and they're going to win no matter what. If Philly was amazing tonight, it might have been easier to swallow.

However, the lack of emotion, urgency and caring really has me sick to my stomach and angry. Does anyone not names Lundqvist, Stepan and (apparently) Richards even give a **** about winning?

Tied for the last playoff spot, playing like they have it clinched up. On the brink of missing the playoffs and they decide for basically not try very hard for the first 2 periods. Very angering. I'm going to the game on Thursday vs. Florida. I really hope they come out on fire.

BTW, paging Rick Nash. Where are you? Time to be the difference maker and game breaker that you were brought here to be.

Glen Sathers Cigar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 10:59 PM
  #195
trilobyte
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alberta
Posts: 11,155
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glen Sathers Cigar View Post
The lack of urgency in this game is what's most concerning. Philly is literally missing half of their lineup and are playing the 2nd of a back to back. Our guys come out like it's open hockey and they're going to win no matter what. If Philly was amazing tonight, it might have been easier to swallow.

However, the lack of emotion, urgency and caring really has me sick to my stomach and angry. Does anyone not names Lundqvist, Stepan and (apparently) Richards even give a **** about winning?

Tied for the last playoff spot, playing like they have it clinched up. On the brink of missing the playoffs and they decide for basically not try very hard for the first 2 periods. Very angering. I'm going to the game on Thursday vs. Florida. I really hope they come out on fire.

BTW, paging Rick Nash. Where are you? Time to be the difference maker and game breaker that you were brought here to be.
Counting on one guy to be the answer.
It's not really working. Would you not prefer some savvy, energetic and confident playmaking involving all linemates, and the defense chipping in while covering for each other?
I know I would. Other teams seem to at least practice that type of teamwork.

trilobyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 11:01 PM
  #196
nevesis
#30
 
nevesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 6,512
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glen Sathers Cigar View Post
BTW, paging Rick Nash. Where are you? Time to be the difference maker and game breaker that you were brought here to be.
Gotta be kidding me...

Nash leads the team in goals (17), tied with Stepan for most points (35), and leads the team by a large margin with 157 shots on goal.

All that aside, the guy has scored huge goals for us this season and been a game-breaker on most every night he plays.

He is not the issue, the issue has been secondary scoring and the power play. All. Season. Long.

nevesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 11:01 PM
  #197
Leetch2McDonagh27
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 205
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glen Sathers Cigar View Post
BTW, paging Rick Nash. Where are you? Time to be the difference maker and game breaker that you were brought here to be.
so not only does Nashty have to beat the 3 forwards, 2 Defensemen, and the Goalie, but also Torts System.

Man.........that's asking a hell of alot from one man isn't it???

Leetch2McDonagh27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 11:05 PM
  #198
Kreider
My name is Nils
 
Kreider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NYC
Country: Austria
Posts: 15,428
vCash: 50


Some of you guys...

__________________
Kreider is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 11:05 PM
  #199
ajdj10
Registered User
 
ajdj10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Country: Australia
Posts: 801
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leetch2McDonagh27 View Post
so not only does Nashty have to beat the 3 forwards, 2 Defensemen, and the Goalie, but also Torts System.

Man.........that's asking a hell of alot from one man isn't it???
Nash ain't no man!
He's a god among men!

ajdj10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-16-2013, 11:06 PM
  #200
broadwayblue
Registered User
 
broadwayblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 15,087
vCash: 500
Where has Callahan been?

broadwayblue is online now   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 12:18 PM.

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.