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02-21-2010, 09:16 PM
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You could certainly make the argument that..(Olympics)

..Chris Drury and Ryan Callahan are playing the best hockey on the entire U.S. squad.

I think it has a lot to do with simplicity. They are only asked to do a few specific things, and they do them to perfection.

Hopefully it carries back to Broadway..

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Rafalski had a hat trick...

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You can tell that they both played under Tom Renney for the past several years.

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Rafalski had a hat trick...
NOPE! LOL, one deflected off Langenbrunner's skate.

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i thought about this too...the fact that their play has risen in the olympics could drive our players when they are back

each one of them

drury, callahan, lundqvist, jokinen, gaborik

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NOPE! LOL, one deflected off Langenbrunner's skate.
They changed the scoring on that twice and the commentator on NBC just misspoke. My bad.

Still...

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They changed the scoring on that twice and the commentator on NBC just misspoke. My bad.

Still...
Yeah I know, Rafalski had a monster game.

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i thought about this too...the fact that their play has risen in the olympics could drive our players when they are back

each one of them

drury, callahan, lundqvist, jokinen, gaborik
Or they could be expending all of their energy/good play and will have nothing left for the rest of the NHL season.

Sorry, I had to bring in the pessimistic view...it's what I do.

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Callahan made a couple key mistakes out there and came up with a nice block shot at the end. That was his story. Drury was good on the PK and had a goal. Ryan Miller, Erik Johnson, Rafalski impacted the game much more than both our rangers. Lets not get crazy.

Let's hope all the praise Eddie O. was giving Drury about leadership and poise under pressure was heard by a GM that can be duped into picking him up for a playoff/Cup run.

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Callahan made a couple key mistakes out there and came up with a nice block shot at the end. That was his story. Drury was good on the PK and had a goal. Ryan Miller, Erik Johnson, Rafalski impacted the game much more than both our rangers. Lets not get crazy.

Let's hope all the praise Eddie O. was giving Drury about leadership and poise under pressure was heard by a GM that can be duped into picking him up for a playoff/Cup run.
Exactly what I was thinking. But maybe not this season. In 2012 at the deadline, sure, I can see it.

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they played tremendously tremendous.

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they played tremendously tremendous.
Not the first time Eddie O has said something like that either.

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Or they could be expending all of their energy/good play and will have nothing left for the rest of the NHL season.

Sorry, I had to bring in the pessimistic view...it's what I do.
either way if this helps us into the playoffs great...

If these guys lose the rest of the way i hope they lose bad so we get taylor hall

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This game was won by Miller and Rafalski, with a huge combined effort on team defense. No one else really stood out. Maybe Kane but more from an observation on his potential.

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the rangers are better off not making the playoffs. hopefully they play like **** when they come back.

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This game was won by Miller and Rafalski, with a huge combined effort on team defense. No one else really stood out. Maybe Kane but more from an observation on his potential.
Kane played a terrible game, for the most part. He has one good play in the third period, when he actually started putting the wheels on, and then takes a stupid penalty only seconds later.

The supposed "elite" scorers for team USA have been too quiet. If they want gold, the top lines need to step it up. Stastny especially, the kid has been a ghost.

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Rafalski's 4 straight goals is obviously the story for team USA. But you could hardly say that Drury and Cally did not have an impact in their success.

Drury protecting the puck in the corner with Pronger all over him was inspirational.

Drury touched the puck 3x when he scored. He pushed it passed a defender behind the goal, got the puck to the front of the net from the half boards, then pick up the scraps for the goal.

For the time on ice, he was great.

Cally blowing by 2 defenders for a short handed breakaway was incredible!

He and Drury were awesome on the PK. And Cally was banging everyone in a red jersey.

Their play exemplified team USA's hard working manner. Along with Malone, Kessler, and many others.

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Kane played a terrible game, for the most part. He has one good play in the third period, when he actually started putting the wheels on, and then takes a stupid penalty only seconds later.

The supposed "elite" scorers for team USA have been too quiet. If they want gold, the top lines need to step it up. Stastny especially, the kid has been a ghost.
We all knew going in, team USA's strength will be in rolling 4 hard working lines. Our first line was not the strongest or most talented going into these Olympics. We all knew balance scoring would be necessary to win. Keeping it simple, with pucks and bodies to the net. The first line has worked as hard as any other. Making it a bit easier for our other lines to produce.

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Exactly what I was thinking. But maybe not this season. In 2012 at the deadline, sure, I can see it.
By then, what's the point? I think he'd be a hard sell as a rental given his cap hit. Even prorated, many teams won't be able to fit him unless they are sending salary back. Plus, trading him at the deadline would mean we are sellers, and that seems unlikely unless Sather is gone by then and we end up worse than we are this year.

I really can't see any scenario under which we can trade him. A cash-poor team might have some interest in his final year, since he'd only be making 5 mil, but even that is more than he'd likely be worth. And I also can't see Drury waving his NMC to go to any of those teams.

No, short of a buyout, I think we are stuck with Drury until his contract ends. We can only hope that the surge we saw just before the olympics, and now in the olympics, will continue through the rest of the year.

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Drury has a full NMC.

It doesn't matter how much he raises his trade value, he doesn't have to waive his NMC.

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