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Re: 2017 New York Rangers Discussion 

Post#21 » by Dr. Detfink » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:56 pm

Rangers struck first but from that point on, it was all Blue Jackets...It's still early but I really don't like how this team is playing.
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Post#22 » by Manhattan Project » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:57 pm

Well I mean Mika has looked amazing, everyone else not so much. Nash is looking like a complete zero out there right now, for all the talk of Kreider stepping his game up this year it's no where to be found. Rangers are already experimenting at center, this is gonna be a trend until someone step up.

It's early, but right now I gotta agree, this team isn't inspiring me at all.
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Post#23 » by Dr. Detfink » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:36 am

Quite a difference from the offense that was averaging over 3 goals per game. I dunno.
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Post#24 » by Dr. Detfink » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:17 pm

The good news: Nash got his first goal.

The Bad News: Rangers fell to 1-5.
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Post#25 » by Dr. Detfink » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:05 am

Rangers almost completed an amazing comeback. Down 0-2, they stormed back 3-2, then Pens tied 3-3, then Rangers went ahead again 4-3, then Pens tied it in the last minute of play 4-4...then Pens won in OT 5-4 but the Rangers get a point from OT loss.

So far, 1-5-1.
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Post#26 » by BadNewsBarnes » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:10 am

AV's time is running out...Lindy Ruff will be interim after that. Maybe they get a real coach like Sutter.
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Post#27 » by MaseInYourFace » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:24 pm

BadNewsBarnes wrote:AV's time is running out...Lindy Ruff will be interim after that. Maybe they get a real coach like Sutter.


Again I'm no hockey expert but I thought AV was a credible respected coach?
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Post#28 » by Dr. Detfink » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:01 pm

Dr. Detfink wrote:Rangers crapped the bed last night vs. St. Louis....Ugh.


You mean, the defending Stanley Cup Champs, Pens. ;)

I think this is a transition year.

The Rangers have never had that uber center since Lundqvist was goalie. They traded their 2 best centers Brassard and Stefan. They drafted two kids who are at least 1-2 seasons away from the NHL.

That leaves a gaping hole...and so it makes me wonder, what is their plan regarding Lundqvist's eventual exit via retirement?
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Post#29 » by Manhattan Project » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:03 am

Dr. Detfink wrote:
You mean, the defending Stanley Cup Champs, Pens. ;)

I think this is a transition year.

The Rangers have never had that uber center since Lundqvist was goalie. They traded their 2 best centers Brassard and Stefan. They drafted two kids who are at least 1-2 seasons away from the NHL.

That leaves a gaping hole...and so it makes me wonder, what is their plan regarding Lundqvist's eventual exit via retirement?


Cam Talbot... wait no.

Igor Shestyorkin is the guy that's supposed to be the heir, he's over in KHL until 2019. Supposedly supremely talented, but like most of the world I only know what the articles say about him.

As far as the transition year goes, it might be. Years of trading away prospects for playoff pushes are starting to catch up now, but I don't blame them at all for that. I'm grateful that we tried these past few years. We still have a lot of talent on this team, I do believe in AV as a coach but this team is going to need to start showing something here.
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Post#30 » by Dr. Detfink » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:17 am

Losing in OT to the lowly Isles sents a message.
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Post#31 » by BadNewsBarnes » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:55 am

Dr. Detfink wrote:Losing in OT to the lowly Isles sents a message.

Gonna be a long season Doc....a long season...
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Post#32 » by Dr. Detfink » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:24 pm

Rangers race out to a 2-0 lead. Kreider got his first goal. Who? :lol:
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Post#33 » by Dr. Detfink » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:16 pm

Rangers get an empty net goal and seal their SECOND victory of the season. Defeating Nashville Preds 4-2. WooT!
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Post#35 » by BadNewsBarnes » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:58 pm

This looks like a low risk trade, although we need forwards not D's.

https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2017/10/21/16514654/rangers-trade-matt-puempel-to-detroit-red-wings-for-ryan-sproul

He's a 7th defenseman, however, Sproul's positives, in Ranger terms, are that he's big and shoots right-handed. He'll go to Hartford for awhile.
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Post#36 » by Dr. Detfink » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:19 pm

The San Jose Sharks obliterated the NY Rangers last night. It's time to wonder. It's time to maybe give Lundqvist less starts. It's time to recall 2 kids who weigh heavily in the Rangers future. Whichever the case. This team is painful to watch. NOT even remotely close to the team last season.

This season is not about competing but getting experience for call ups.
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Post#37 » by BadNewsBarnes » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:15 pm

Dr. Detfink wrote:The San Jose Sharks obliterated the NY Rangers last night. It's time to wonder. It's time to maybe give Lundqvist less starts. It's time to recall 2 kids who weigh heavily in the Rangers future. Whichever the case. This team is painful to watch. NOT even remotely close to the team last season.

This season is not about competing but getting experience for call ups.


One time Brooksie was spot on...

http://nypost.com/2017/10/24/tailspin-could-force-rangers-to-face-an-uncomfortable-reality/

Henrik is slower, AV has lost the team already, and moves will happen soon at this rate.
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Post#38 » by Dr. Detfink » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:29 am

Three wins baby! We heating up. ;)
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Post#39 » by BadNewsBarnes » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:10 am

Dr. Detfink wrote:Three wins baby! We heating up. ;)

Only one of those was against an NHL team.
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Post#40 » by Dr. Detfink » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:41 pm

MY hope is, the Rangers get a shot at Center BORIS SÁDECKÝ.

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