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08-21-2010, 12:10 PM
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NY Rangers 2010-11 Predictions Thread

Alright everyone, didn't want to bump up the old thread, which is three pages behind so I created a new one. What is everyone's predictions for the Rangers this upcoming season? Give me your honest predictions for player stats, where we finish in the East, playoff exit round if appliable, and a few crazy predictions that can apply to anything Ranger related.

Here's mine

Stats

Marian Gaborik-47-43-90
Alexander Frolov-25-36-61
Brandon Dubinsky-22-32-54
Vaclav Prospal-19-30-49
Erik Christensen-12-35-47
Artem Anisimov-16-26-42
Michael Del Zotto-10-30-40
Ryan Callahan-21-19-40
Mats Zuccarello-Aasen-13-20-33
Marc Staal-8-25-33
Chris Drury (with PP time)-15-16-31
Dan Girardi-8-22-30
Sean Avery (with PP time)-9-10-19
Michal Rozsival-5-20-25
Brandon Prust-7-9-16
Steve Eminger-2-12-14
Matt Gilroy-4-7-11
Ryan McDonagh-3-2-5
Derek Boogaard-1-0-1

Finish-7th in East 2nd round playoff exit

Crazy Predictions
Drury and Avery see extended stints on 4th line with 2nd unit PP time
Prust sees 3rd line
Zuccarello Aasen impresses in camp and plays 2nd line left wing
Todd White and Wade Redden do not make team and are waived before opening night.
Derek Stepan and Evgeny Grachev show promising camps and are the last cuts.

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Gabby will miss 30 games! Enough said!

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Gabby will miss 30 games! Enough said!
doubtfull he was consistently healthy this year and the surgeon said his problems with his groin and hip should be history

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Stat-wise

Marian Gaborik-36-41-77
Alexander Frolov-29-34-63
Brandon Dubinsky-24-28-52
Vaclav Prospal-15-35-50
Michael Del Zotto-14-33-47
Artem Anisimov-19-27-46
Chris Drury-19-26-45
Erik Christensen-12-31-43
Ryan Callahan-20-19-39
Marc Staal-6-29-35
Sean Avery-16-18-34
Mats Zuccarello-Aasen-13-18-31
Dan Girardi-4-24-28
Michal Rozsival-8-20-28
Brandon Prust-9-9-18
Ryan McDonagh-3-15-18
Matt Gilroy-3-13-16
Steve Eminger-2-12-14
Derek Boogaard-0-3-3

Total GF: 252. An upgrade of 30 from last year.

Somewhere in there there are going to be 10~15 goals lost. But we will upgrade on offense for sure. Those are realistic totals, IMO.

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Marian Gaborik-36-28-64
Alexander Frolov-23-38-61
Brandon Dubinsky-26-32-58
Michael Del Zotto-11-38-49
Ryan Callahan-24-23-45
Artem Anisimov-16-27-43
Chris Drury -19-21-40
Vaclav Prospal-11-27-38
Sean Avery -13-22-35
Michal Rozsival-7-23-30
Erik Christensen-9-18-27
Dan Girardi-6-20-26
Marc Staal- 5-19-24
Matt Gilroy-4-13-17
Brandon Prust-4-11-15
Steve Eminger-2-9-11
Mats Zuccarello-Aasen-2-8-10
Ryan McDonagh-1-6-7
Derek Boogaard-0-2-2

total goals - 219...Gabby is going to miss some games. Frolov will tease ala Zherdev. Cally and Dubi playing for contracts. Anisimov will be bounced around. Prospal will do what he normally does after an up year and still has his Tampa F U money. Staal already has his contract at this point. Rosy gearing up to play for another contract. Drury will have a semi-bounce back year and then follow it up with a pretty decent year in his contract year. MZA will bounce between Hartford and NYC. Gilroy will be a scratch at the mid-point of the season and wouldn't be surprised if he's in Hartford for a period of time. Avery will be bounced around,but will go on a run stats-wise towards the end of the season scoring the bulk of his goals against division rivals. MDZ will be one of the bright-spots of the year as he continues to develop. Prust will be fighting to be in the line-up, but will find himself in the press box on most nights due to glut of forwards despite playing good hockey. Christensen, will be Christensen...one big tease. McDonagh will be called up from Hartford once Gilroy starts to falter.


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Marian Gaborik-36-28-64
Alexander Frolov-23-38-61
Brandon Dubinsky-26-32-58
Michael Del Zotto-11-38-49
Ryan Callahan-24-23-45
Artem Anisimov-16-27-43
Chris Drury -19-21-40
Vaclav Prospal-11-27-38
Sean Avery -13-22-35
Michal Rozsival-7-23-30
Erik Christensen-9-18-27
Dan Girardi-6-20-26
Marc Staal- 5-19-24
Matt Gilroy-4-13-17
Brandon Prust-4-11-15
Steve Eminger-2-9-11
Mats Zuccarello-Aasen-2-8-10
Ryan McDonagh-1-6-7
Derek Boogaard-0-2-2
Why so low on Gaborik? 64 points? Unless you are assuming he will be injured. I think he plays 80 games and gets AT LEAST 85 points IMO

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Marian Gaborik-41-45-86*
Alexander Frolov-23-28-51
Brandon Dubinsky-24-30-56
Vaclav Prospal-14-37-51
Erik Christensen-17-20-37
Artem Anisimov-13-34-47
Michael Del Zotto-9-39-48
Ryan Callahan-16-17-33
Mats Zuccarello-Aasen-6-17-23**
Marc Staal-7-32-39
Chris Drury-20-23-43
Dan Girardi-5-16-21
Sean Avery-8-15-23
Michal Rozsival-6-23-29
Brandon Prust-11-7-18
Steve Eminger-3-12-15
Matt Gilroy-3-14-17
Ryan McDonagh-1-10-11
Derek Boogaard-0-2-2

*65 Games Played
**42 Games Played

As for general predictions, I'm going to rattle these off in no particular order, rhyme or reason:

-Lundqvist finishes top 5 in every goalie stat except wins, gets a Vezina nomination, but once again gets snubbed

-MZA is in Hartford by Christmas, gets a few injury call up games thereafter

-Gaborik gets injured in a mid-February game, misses most games from then until mid-late March as the team is fighting for a playoff spot

-Tortorella gets suspended at least one game rather early in the season after sending Boogaard onto the ice after someone on the other team runs Hank

-Boogaard pummels said person, whether in a fight or with a huge hit, becoming an instant Garden folk hero and fan favorite

-Rangers fans on this board lament the loss of Sanguinetti after he puts up 40 points in his rookie season with Carolina

-McDonagh makes the team out of camp, has a very steady rookie season on the bottom pairing with some PK time

-Rangers fans will come to celebrate a certain day late in September for years to come as "Wade Redden Emancipation Day" after he gets demoted to the AHL

-Todd White does not play a single game for the Rangers

-Biron gets lit up like a Christmas tree in his first start, Chad Johnson is called up by November

-Injuries at one point in the season force Tortorella to ice a 1st line of Prospal-Christensen-MZA

-Tortorella and Brooks almost come to blows until Andrew Gross accidentally one-punch KO's Brooks in an attempt to break up the scuffle

-The Rangers lose the meeting with Calgary on November 22, 2010 at the Garden 3-2 thanks to an OT winner by you guessed it, Olli Jokinen

-Even though the Rangers are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs by the April 3rd game against Philly, Glen Sather says "We're still in it" via a conference call

Final Standings:

1. Pittsburgh
2. Washington
3. Boston
4. New Jersey
5. Philadelphia
6. Montreal
7. Tampa Bay
8. Carolina
9. Buffalo
10. Ottawa
11. New York Rangers
12. Atlanta
13. Toronto
14. New York Islanders
15. Florida

Rangers pick 7th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft

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Why so low on Gaborik? 64 points? Unless you are assuming he will be injured. I think he plays 80 games and gets AT LEAST 85 points IMO
stats are based on Gabby missing games. its inevitable that's its going to happen. I'd be more than pleased to eat crow if he manages to suit up for 75 games. But i seriously doubt that will happen.

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do people really think NYR will pot around 230 - 250 goals??? i just don't see it. I was being generous in some cases and barely hit the 219 mark. Personally, I think they'll fall short of what they scored last season, which I believe was 222.

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Drury and Avery see extended stints on 4th line with 2nd unit PP time
Prust sees 3rd line
Zuccarello Aasen impresses in camp and plays 2nd line left wing
Todd White and Wade Redden do not make team and are waived before opening night.
Derek Stepan and Evgeny Grachev show promising camps and are the last cuts.


MZA is RW. We have too many left wingers as it is. I agree on Stepan and Battleship. Prust will be lucky if he plays around 40 games.


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Marian Gaborik-41-47-88
Alexander Frolov-27-34-61
Brandon Dubinsky-22-33-55
Ryan Callahan-23-32-55
Artem Anisimov-17-37-54
Erik Christensen-12-31-43
Sean Avery-17-24-41
Vaclav Prospal-12-24-36
Michael Del Zotto-12-27-39
Mats Zuccarello-Aasen-15-20-35
Dan Girardi-6-24-30
Chris Drury-17-21-28
Michal Rozsival-8-20-28
Marc Staal-6-18-24
Brandon Prust-9-9-18
Matt Gilroy-7-11-18
Ryan McDonagh-4-11-15
Steve Eminger-2-9-11
Derek Boogaard-3-3-6

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do people really think NYR will pot around 230 - 250 goals??? i just don't see it. I was being generous in some cases and barely hit the 219 mark. Personally, I think they'll fall short of what they scored last season, which I believe was 222.
Do you really think they'll score LESS than last season?

The addition of Frolov, full seasons of Prust, Christensen, and hopeful and likely rebound seasons for Drury and Avery, plus all the young studs a year older is going to amount to an overall more disappointing offense than last years? I highly doubt that.

Edit: Also, the team was really starting to gel the last 15 games of the season. Things were starting to happen. So long as Gaborik and Henke play without injury, our team is competing. And yes, there is a difference because even though our team always has a nice opening to the season and especially a nice closing playoff push, there is virtually the same roster as last year's playoff push then to now. That, recently, is a difference for this team. There are usually complete summer overhauls the past few years but now these guys are going to get to continue gelling with each other.

Here's a clip from the NHL's 30-teams-in-30-days. Yes, it's just NHL.com and they're not complete experts to everyone, but it makes sense.

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The Rangers appear to be in the same place they were last season. They are a good but not great team that remains dangerous thanks to having an elite goaltender in Lundqvist. But considering how close they were to making the playoffs last season, there's no reason to believe the additions of Biron, Frolov and White can't make up that small difference that kept the Rangers out of the postseason.
Exactly.


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Marian Gaborik-49-41-90
Alexander Frolov-32-30-62
Brandon Dubinsky-19-35-54
Ryan Callahan-18-31-49
Vaclav Prospal-20-28-48
Erik Christensen-14-31-45
Chris Drury-21-21-42
Michal Rozsival-12-27-39
Artem Anisimov-12-24-37
Mats Zuccarello-Aasen-12-25-37
Michael Del Zotto-12-20-32
Sean Avery-11-16-27
Marc Staal-7-19-26
Dan Girardi-6-19-25
Matt Gilroy-7-15-22
Ryan McDonagh-4-11-15
Brandon Prust-5-9-14
Steve Eminger-2-9-11
Derek Boogaard-1-3-4

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Am I the only one who believes that Gaborik was injured much of the 2nd half of last season (especially after the Olympics)?

Was the falloff in production due to a lack of skill on the part of his teammates or as I believe playing with injuries?

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Gabby 45 goals-stays healthy plays around 80 games
Callahan 23 goals
Frolov 34 goals
Dubinsky-best year yet by far-31 goals, around 85 points, plays first line with gabby
Prospal 16 goals
Anisimov 20 goals
MZA i really have absolutely no idea

Henry is going to have his best year yet! with his best backup yet (even though thats not saying much) he'll have more rest and be able to give 110% to every game. Plus, he's probably VERY mad about missing the playoffs after a shootout because he probably blames himself. Do I dare say a vezina trophy?

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No stat predictions just player/event predictions:

The team will struggle early and may actually start like 0-4 having fans and HFBoards calling for Torts head and a firesale but will settle down.

-Del Zotto improves and becomes even more lethal on the PP.

-Boogard scores only twice this season but one is a VERY important season changing goal.

-If Anisimov gets consistent PP time I believe he hits 18-22 goals.

-Callahan and Frolov end up playing together after Torts mid-October line shuffle #250 and have some great chemistry

-Weise doesn't make the team out of camp but gets called up because of injuries and sticks as a PKer and 4th line grinder

-Hartford players who make their NHL or Rangers debut this year: Dale Weise, Evgeny Grachev, Kris Newbury, Pavel Valatenko

-I hope I'm wrong on this one but Valatenko gets Heikkenen treatment

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do people really think NYR will pot around 230 - 250 goals??? i just don't see it. I was being generous in some cases and barely hit the 219 mark. Personally, I think they'll fall short of what they scored last season, which I believe was 222.

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People on these boards grossly underestimate just how difficult it is to get to the 250 mark. 250 goals last season would have been 5th in the league. One more than the Penguins scored. We won't even come remotely close to that.

Adding 10-15 goals would be huge. I'd say, if Gaborik doesn't get hurt, we could go from 219 to around 230.

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Gabby will miss 30 games! Enough said!
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MZA impresses
MDZ adds more to his offensive numbers

Gaborik 51 42 93
Frolov 34 46 80
Dubinsky 22 41 63
MZA 31 16 47
Cally 25 21 46
MDZ 15 31 46
Christensen 14 22 36
Grachev 15 20 35
Drury 12 20 32
Anisimov 15 15 30
Staal 10 20 30
Rosy 6 22 28
Girardi 8 18 26
White 3 15 18 (if he even plays)

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Marian Gaborik-38-40-78
Alexander Frolov-22-34-56
Brandon Dubinsky-20-19-39
Vaclav Prospal-19-30-49
Erik Christensen-12-30-42
Artem Anisimov-18-26-44
Michael Del Zotto-9-32-41
Ryan Callahan-22-20-42
Mats Zuccarello-Aasen-12-22-34
Marc Staal-9-27-36
Chris Drury-8-25-33
Sean Avery - 10-12-22
Michal Rozsival-6-20-26
Brandon Prust-7-9-16
Steve Eminger-2-12-14
Matt Gilroy-4-5-9
Ryan McDonagh-3-2-5
Derek Boogaard-1-0-1

227 Goals, 12th Place.

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Grachev impresses at camp, has a great start to the season in HFD, gets called up and scores his first NHL goal against the Islanders in early December.


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- Gaborik has a season similar to last year.
- Frolov goes 30-30-30.
- Dubinsky scores 20-30-50.
- Prospal has a down year.
- Todd White plays at the NHL level for at least some period of time.
- Del Zotto's offensive #'s pick up as he becomes more comfortable at the point and rushing the puck.
- Tortarella starts to give Staal consistent power play time (I hope so at least).
- Riley Cote retired in fear of Derek Boogaard.
- Sean Avery has a rebound season and shows that fire that we've missed from him.
- Stepan, Grachev, and McDonagh all see time with the team, McDonagh earning a full-time spot possibly out of camp, if not early on in the season.
- McIlrath impresses in Hartford after his junior season ends.

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Marian Gaborik-38-40-78
Alexander Frolov-22-34-56
Brandon Dubinsky-20-19-39
Vaclav Prospal-19-30-49
Erik Christensen-12-30-42
Artem Anisimov-18-26-44
Michael Del Zotto-9-32-41
Ryan Callahan-22-20-42

Mats Zuccarello-Aasen-12-22-34
Marc Staal-9-27-36
Chris Drury-8-25-33
Sean Avery - 10-12-22
Michal Rozsival-6-20-26
Brandon Prust-7-9-16
Steve Eminger-2-12-14
Matt Gilroy-4-5-9
Ryan McDonagh-3-2-5
Derek Boogaard-1-0-1

227 Goals, 12th Place.
Yeah right!

Dubinsky sucks...


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Dubinsky sucks...

Dubinsky had 20 goals in only 67 games this year. He''ll get 25 this yeyar not a doubt in my mind if healthy

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Rangers win the Cup with Gabby Hurt!

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Dubi will hit the 55 - 60 point mark. he's playing for a new contract. so is Cally.

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