What did Anisimov do to deserve benching? Did he take a penalty with .7 seconds left? No. Never been a Torts basher, but he gave up on his players wayyyy to early in this one. Over coached it for sure, one of his classic outsmarting himself moments there. God this team is frustrating.
Holy hell you people need to calm down. The Oilers were the better team tonight and not because they have more skill. What that looked like was what we used to do to opponents on good nights in the Jagr years (and go figure, Renney is their coach). Khabibulin played great, but the Oilers team D was absolutely outstanding tonight. A game like that doesn't worry me. We are now 2-1 on our western Canadian road trip. What'd you expect? To win all 4?
Don't know where to start. **** torts. **** the pack line. **** Christensen. Boyle was ****. Rupp's starting to piss me off. Dubi...you get your money than quit? Wake the **** up. Richards has his worst game as a Ranger. Bring back Avery.
Amazing we only lost 2-0. God bless Hank. Giving props to Gaborik, was all over the ice tonight.
Let's just put this game behind us, and get at it again on Monday. Should beat Winnipeg.
Torts, who I've been fairly neutral and a little optimistic towards, is starting to wear thin on me. I admit, I'm not a big MZA fan, but Newbury looked like he got more minutes tonight than MZA usually does. How does that make sense? Why is Rupp on this team? Why does Fed/Boyle/Prust get SOOOO much ice time. Why bench Artie in a 1-0 game? He's off to a slow start, but he's also one of our most promising young players. Newbury on the ice is a MUCH better option. Avery belongs on this team over Rupp/Newbury/Christensen all, as does MZA.