6-1 Rangers over Colorado

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Ryan Callahan, Nikolai Zherdev, Petr Prucha, Scott Gomez, Chris Drury and Markus Naslund all scored tonight as the Rangers new aggresive style of play finally broke the dam.

Between that and the five minutes of non-stop fighting, the fans at Madison Square Garden gave the team a standing ovation at the end of the game.

Here is audio of coach John Tortorella.

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A cut on Sjostrom forehead was reopened during a scrum 15:43 into the third period, when he and Cody McCormick went at it after contact heading toward the Ranger’s goal. The left wing had just gotten the stitches out. Remember? The medical glue? Back to Frankenstein I bet.

Drury hadn’t scored in 18-game scoring drought.

Gomez had a goal and two assists.

“It felt like we’ve been waiting for this game,” said goalie Henrik Lundqvist. “The last couple of games we improved the way we are playing. The feeling in here has been a lot better. I think the guys are having more fun the way we play right now.”

That was the most effusive comment I got. Everyone else — Gomez in particular — tried to play it cool. Kind of, act like you’ve won a game before. Same with the fighting.

And a heartwarming tale. Young Avery Zaretsky, 11, wearing a No. 30 jersey, ended up with the stick Lundqvist threw into the stands after the win.

“Finally, my dream of catching a stick,” Zaretsky said.

That’s the moment some guy came up behind me and asked why they always have to throw the good stuff to the kids.

I said it was probably because he’d sell it on eBay.

The Rangers don’t play again until Thursday night at the Islanders.

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  1. REPOST FROM PREVIOUS

    Riguere
    February 28th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Hey Gargolyle, where are all those 6-4, 5-3 losses you predicted, hunh? Three games in and scoring chances against are down in a big way ——— from a team that was “coached” to be defensive first. Explain that please??

    And btw Carp, are you sticking to your story that this is a bottom fourth of the NHL roster?? No question they lack the talent to win a Cup, but bottom fourth?? Come on. I have them solid in the middle of the pack, say 11th or 12th, but clearly a playoff team (for whatever that’s worth)

    And yes I agree that Sather is a lazy bum, but at last they are being coached by a first rate professional and not a terrified bean counter.

  2. I just got in from the game with my 8 year old son. A good win, 6 goals!!! but Colorado does have terrible goaltending, both have save percentages under 900 which does not cut it in todays NHL. Good to see the Rangers sticking uo for each other and Schoenfeld yelling at Laperrire. Did anything happen in the runway at the end of the game? I saw the officials all leave in a hurry after the coaches went off. I know Grananto was barking at Torts and Schenfeld.

  3. I love it. we had everybody but the peanut vendors standing up to them tonight

    turn MSG into a visiting team house of horrors

    Schony is a better fecal disturber than the guys on the ice.
    he gets them off their game

  4. czechthemout!!!!! on

    I was at the game with my two daughters tonight.This game was a blast!!!!!!! You see, all you Renneyaide drinkers, this is what it means to have a real coach. Some who said after the last game that he thinks he knows what they are doing wrong at the moment they are in position to score.He said he’d fix it at the next practice.I know it’s one game but he at least fixed it today.This was the best all around game they played this year.Wade Redden is reborn under Torts! Rozy needs to be traded!! he was awfull today.He is way too indicisive and seems like a poor fit for this type of system.

    Again,where are all the Renneyaide drinkers? You guys should be thirlled becuase are you not Rangers fans?

  5. Can someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE link the brawl/yelling of the coaches at the end of the game? Youtube perhaps? I missed it and would love to see it… since we all know it’s a rariety to see this team get so fired up. Thanks so much in advance!

  6. No need to get carried away, but all the predictions that this team would give up countless odd man breaks against have so far been totally baseless. And the scoring chances for have obviously increased exponentially.

    The biggest thing to me is the lack of anxiety. One has to remember that they were coached for a long time by a man who would have a heart attack if he saw three guys deep (trying to score a goal) because he was so afraid of what might happen two hundred feet away.

    When players are scolded or reprimanded or even spoken to by a head coach like Renney for their defensive “lapses” when they are trying desperately to create in the offensive end, it is demoralizing and discouraging. Sticks are gripped tighter; guys on 3-on-2s are thinking not about burying the puck but what happens if they miss the net; a heavy sense of dread infects the entire team.

    That’s why Renney had to go. And no matter what occurs over the next month and a half, Sather for all his horrible failures has at least hired a man with a spine to stand behind the bench. And not a moment too soon.

  7. czechthemout!!!!! on

    The best thing yet that might have happened to this franchise this year is that they finally now have a coach that can guide them to a stanley cup one day soon.Now Sather needs to retire and turn the reins over to Schony and that would be step two.Step three is to draft better and hopefully we will do once Sather is gone.

  8. I am taking the liberty of reposting from wd40:

    wd40
    February 28th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Good win against a bad team ….. but exactly the type of team that Renney —— allergic to lopsided wins —— would get into a taffy pull with to no happy ending.

    I am calling out Gargoyle, Dude, Beer Me, Timbo, Sean, JJP, Tom, Lobster, Brandon, mike in ia, and all other Renny enablers to explain something.

    Not the win, because it’s just one game. Not the six goals, because who knows about the next game.

    No, I wanna know about the spirit and the energy and the emotion that was generated tonight in that building. The exact type of emotion that your hero Tom “Top Five Coach(excuse me while I puke!) in the NHL” Renny was desperate to cap, to contain, to never let loose.

    The guy who said on national TV (Versus) “No we do not want to get into a run and gun with the Islanders” and “Atlanta is a good team” and “We gave St. Louis something to think about tonight” has in three games, where scoring chances for are WAY UP while scoring chances against are WAY DOWN, been proven by Tortorella to be just as clueless and afraid and idiotic as all his critics thought and argued and convinced …. and those critics thankfully finally won out.

    I welcome any response that Gargoyle, Dude, Beer Me, Timbo, Sean, JJP, Tom, Lobster, Brandon, mike in ia, William wanna make.

  9. Riguere

    The heart in this team has been evident even in the first 2 games under Torts. They are playing with fire and I loved the brawling at the end of this one! Old school hockey!! Awesome!

  10. Damn, did the Detroit Red Wings disguise themselves as the Rangers tonite. By far the best performance of the year, hopefully they can sustain the pressure they put on the Avs on other teams, by the dump and chase, with the defense joining the rush. I still think the need to make a trade or 2, Gomez and Rosi preferably.

  11. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    i can only speak for myself but i am damn hapy we are playing with some fire now. i never said anything bad about torts or his system. i was pissd after the last 2 games because we couldnt score. not how we played. i am absolutely happy and optimistic now going forward. but to sit there and call me out and say “wheres all the renny lovers??? thats just childish. even when we win and win decisively theres still people that are just desperate to start a fight.

  12. Not to knit pick, but why the hell didnt Redden drop his gloves and try to do something to Laperriere during the skirmish in the 3rd period. Too bad Darcy Tucker fell to the ice at the end, Mara would have continued to pummel him, looked like he got a couple of good shots in there.

  13. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    swizzle, it was a lil role reversal the wings got utterly destroyed and we kicked some ass tonight. hey, its just 1 game though. lol were gettin there, but lets hope we get a few more to make the playoffs

  14. best moment of the night came right after drury scored his goal and joe called andrew raycroft “raycrap” on accident. freudian slip, anyone?

    i can say hands down that this was the most enjoyable game i’ve seen the rangers play in a long time. great great great game against a team the rangers should have no business losing to at home.

  15. Torts says safe is death

    Renney says safe is good, cautious is better, and scared sheetless is the ultimate.

  16. mike in ia, your performance at the end of the FLA game speaks for itself. Instead of seeing what was obviously a huge improvement in attitude energy commitment and emotion, you focused on the outcome and wailed that the team was crap, had no talent, couldn’t score no matter who was coaching. You weren’t just pissed —- you threw the whole team down the crapper. And you were wrong. So own it.

  17. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    where art thou u partakers of the rennyade? show thyselves or i will smite thee with my magic tortelini staff. i shall type you into oblivion u nonbelievers

  18. Great Game tonight, played hard and fast. Just a couple of thing i wanted to point out tonight though. Sjostrom is the new Frankenstein lol i love it. Good fights tonight, one thing that pissed me off was Redden not dropping the gloves but otherwise Redden’s picked up his game alot. One thing i noticed though was that Stewart didn’t want to fight Orr but Orr ripped off Stewart’s gloves and bitched him. Darcy Tucker then tried to jump Mara, and Mara pummeled him like he owed him money. Granato and Schoenfeld probably had another “Have another Donut” moment backstage but that’s about it. Is it me or do other teams treat Schoeny like the head coach? i mean in the fights he’s the one getting attention not Torts.

  19. Alex Burrows of Vanc is supposedly available. he is another Avery

    fast, disturber, skill pretty good too

    27 y.o, will be UFA

    15 goals, 17 assts, plus 8, 103 pim

    I could see Slats going after him. Dawes and a pick maybe

  20. This was a big time charater game tonight. Goal scorers scored, fighter fought. Emotion was present throughout.

    On a side note, what a bitch move by Tucker to go after Mara. The guy just missed several games with a seperated shoulder, is wearing a brace, and this head jumps him? Sorry, that’s against the code. Mara bitched him any way, but engaging in that is what messed him up in the first place. Orr had the decency to not beat Laperierre’s face in because he took a puck to the face in the first period and was stitched up. Frustation or not, you don’t go out and try to injure the opponent no matter how bad you’re losing. Respect the game. They got what they deserved

  21. “”Matt K. March 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Darcy Tucker then tried to jump Mara, and Mara pummeled him like he owed him money.”

    LOL!!!

  22. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    joe in de- yea this game was a perfect game all around. loved not just the scoring which we needed so bad but the sticking up for each other. this is a great starting off point for the playoff run. sucks that tuckers in the west cuz avery if he comes here would smack that punk down. i hate tucker for goin after mara.

    oh yea, SO WHERES ALL THE RENNYADE DRINKERS NOW?????

  23. “oh yea, SO WHERES ALL THE RENNYADE DRINKERS NOW?????”

    Well at least you showed up, jerkins perkins.

  24. As thrilled as I am with this win and the coaching staff I think people are a little over excited. It’s not like we beat Boston or Detroit. I will enjoy this win until Thursday but then it’s back to business. Let’s not get carried away people lol

  25. ford

    February 28th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    No need to get carried away, but all the predictions that this team would give up countless odd man breaks against have so far been totally baseless. And the scoring chances for have obviously increased exponentially.

    The biggest thing to me is the lack of anxiety. One has to remember that they were coached for a long time by a man who would have a heart attack if he saw three guys deep (trying to score a goal) because he was so afraid of what might happen two hundred feet away.

    When players are scolded or reprimanded or even spoken to by a head coach like Renney for their defensive “lapses” when they are trying desperately to create in the offensive end, it is demoralizing and discouraging. Sticks are gripped tighter; guys on 3-on-2s are thinking not about burying the puck but what happens if they miss the net; a heavy sense of dread infects the entire team.

    That’s why Renney had to go. And no matter what occurs over the next month and a half, Sather for all his horrible failures has at least hired a man with a spine to stand behind the bench. And not a moment too soon.

    ————————————————————

    Really good post, Ford. There will be lots of bumps in the road going forward, but at least they won’t have one hand tied behind their back anymore. Good things are ahead now that they have not just a decent replacement for a fearful coach, but a genuinely top-flight guy in Torts.

  26. Redden really showed me that’s he’s totally gutless tonight. I mean, I already knew that he sucks as a player, but talk about failing to stand up for your team. If I am him and I’m standing next to Laperierre when he takes that cheap shot during the scrum, I punch him in the face and take the instigator. Redden didn’t even grab him. Didn’t even take off his gloves. This guy is the worst.

  27. A decisive win is a decisive win, shouldn’t matter who you get it against. Everyone would have to agree that the way this team plays under Torts is “night & day” different from Renney’s style. When Renney’s Rangers lost a 2-1 game, they deserved to lose it, while you can’t say the same for the 2-1 losses under Tortorella. In the end, results are what counts but, man, the Rangers are fun to watch again!

  28. What the hell was that lack of action by Redden? Never took the gloves off to hold back Laperriere and let Laperriere punch one of the Rangers on the ice.

    I bet Torts had something to say to him. Hopefully one of his teammates punched him out. Hartford here we come.

  29. I think we all know that if Avery was playing in this game it would have escalated alot higher. Avery probably would’ve fought the goalie or cheap-shotted like half the Colorado Team. BTW, no props for Torts standing on his bench doing nothing. THIS IS YOUR TEAM TORTS DEFEND THEM. DONT LET SHOENFELD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES FOR YOU. THEN SHOENY BECOMES “COACH” TO THEM.

  30. i was at the game and couldnt get a good look at most of the scrums. im hoping they replay some of it in rangers in 60 and i pray my dvr actually recorded it

    overall, great game though. the garden was on fire.

  31. I think Guerin didn’t play cause the Islanders were trying to help the Sabres win plus the more the isles loss the better chance they get one of the top two picks. They very rarly do us any favors and win when we need them too.

  32. Wow, what a breath of fresh air. Let me list what I saw/heard on TV. 1) The Garden rocking again, chanting lets go Rangers inside the first minute. 2) Goals!! 3) Toughness!! Old Time Hockey, as others have said. Its great to see both Spirit and Backbone back at MSG.

    I have to say, and I thought the guy absolutetly sucked the first 60 odd games, Redden looks to have reinvented himself. He looks like a real hockey player now, notwithstanding the halfhearted grab of Laperierre (sp?). He’s looked MUCH better under Torts, even (gasp!) diving to make a defensive play in this game. I don’t think he wants to go to Hartford – shows what Accountability can do!

  33. ISLANDERSPOINTBLANK.COM: Chris Botta reports NY Islanders captain Bill Guerin was pulled from the lineup of tonight’s Islanders-Sabres game as the Isles have “a deal in principle” with an Eastern team which will be finalized on Sunday.

    **UPDATE** Botta reports the deal is NOT to New Jersey or Boston, two of his former teams. Botta also rules out Florida and suggests Montreal and Washington “seem to lead the pack” but said to take that with a grain of salt.

  34. NYRinPHX March 1st, 2009 at 1:38 am

    ISLANDERSPOINTBLANK.COM: Chris Botta reports NY Islanders captain Bill Guerin was pulled from the lineup of tonight’s Islanders-Sabres game as the Isles have “a deal in principle” with an Eastern team which will be finalized on Sunday.

    UPDATE Botta reports the deal is NOT to New Jersey or Boston, two of his former teams. Botta also rules out Florida and suggests Montreal and Washington “seem to lead the pack” but said to take that with a grain of salt.

    Translation: Bill Guerin has been traded to either Joisey or Bahston.

  35. Nah, i copied you post and translated it to something people can actually understand. Chris Botta being completely wrong.

  36. Mark (the orginal) on

    I say Guerin goes to Buffalo as well, they probably had the deal worked out, but didn’t want him playing tonight.

    Also Derrick Morris of the Coyotes won’t play until traded.

  37. hahaha Jane love the ebay line for ya

    So true

    great win fella’z let’s keep it up

  38. bet the Renny lovers are Bluebulletin are sobbing right now that we scored a season high 6..

    As we all know we cannot play high scoring games

  39. I wish Redden had done a better JOB of holding onto Laperriere, but I DONT blame him for not dropping the gloves. If he does the LP kicks his ass it’s that simple. Redden’s not a fighter, LP is.

  40. Wade Redden: Height 6.02, Weight 205 – 900 NHL games, 619 PIMs.

    Ian Laperriere: Height 6.01, Weight 191 – 981 NHL Games, 1734 PIMs

    Roughly the same size, and comperable NHL game totals, but there is a tad bit of difrence in the agression dept.

  41. The NHL is conducting an investigation into last last nights Rangers and Red Wings games.It appears that the games will be forfitied due to the charges they switched jerseys.
    Rangers 6-1 win
    Detroit 8-0 lost

    What do ya think–I found the on Eckland.

  42. TooBooCoo,

    Youre wrong about Redden. Comes a time when a guy needs to drop the gloves even if he thinks or knows he’s going to get beaten. Recall Shannahan challenging Brashear?
    Redden needs to drop the gloves at the very least to get a better hold of Lapierre’s jersey so he can’t run around trying to sucker punch unexpecting Rangers.

  43. Redden KOed Chris Clark defending himself, now he needs to drop the gloves in defense of teammates. Wiley Prucha was the first one into the scrap, that dude is 100% heart.

  44. Quite honestly, I am a little horrified at the number of goals last night. And Prucha should have been more aware of his defensive positioning when he flailed away in front of the opponents’net.

  45. Not even Larry Brooks has any rumors about the rangers other then Avery. If he’s all the coming we are doomed!!

  46. The “tiger by the tail” metaphor came to life last night when Chris Stewart mistakenly picked on Colton Orr and Stewart held on the Orr’s sleeve for dear life. I can’t say that I blame him for not wanting to fight Orr. Smart kid.

  47. Stewart’s bragging to family and friends that he ripped Orr’s jersey. Gotta build on the small stuff.

  48. shesends March 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    best moment of the night came right after drury scored his goal and joe called andrew raycroft “raycrap” on accident. freudian slip, anyone?

    i can say hands down that this was the most enjoyable game i’ve seen the rangers play in a long time. great great great game against a team the rangers should have no business losing to at home.

    LOL I KNEW HE SAID RAYCRAP!! I TURNED TO MY WIFE AND SAID HE JUST CALLED HIM RAYCRAP INSTEAD OF RAYCROFT!! AND SHE DIDN’T BELIEVE ME! I HAVE TO SHOW HER THIS LOL

  49. During the fracas I thought I saw Laperriere remove an elbow pad and give someone on the ice a couple whacks with it. Couldn’t tell who it was because it was the ice level camera and they were right up against the boards.

  50. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    kph
    March 1st, 2009 at 12:56 am
    Redden really showed me that’s he’s totally gutless tonight. I mean, I already knew that he sucks as a player, but talk about failing to stand up for your team. If I am him and I’m standing next to Laperierre when he takes that cheap shot during the scrum, I punch him in the face and take the instigator. Redden didn’t even grab him. Didn’t even take off his gloves. This guy is the worst.

    kph- totally agree. his teammates wont forget that either. dont be surprised if they all go after him with a rolled up towel and start wailin on him. lol no really though hes not a leader on this team and if he isnt scoring he should be doin other things to show he cares about the team and more often than not he doesnt. except for that sweet ko against that cap player.

  51. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    oh hey thomthum- no prob about the link for the games. i cant watch anymore so i bought gamecenter for $20. i missed most of the 1st period and was pissed that i had missed all the goals. so after about an hour tryin to get rags 2riches site up, i gave in and bought gamecenter. its pretty cool u can watch all games on that night and also watch highlights and whatnot, just couldnt watch postgame which sucked but i think its worth it if ur pc is givin u fits

  52. Tort I Taw a Puddy Cat on

    Laperriere slapped Dubinsky at the bottom of the pile….

    Also interesting to note, when Tucker came charging at Mara towards end of game, Mara literally face planted Tucker right into the ice. Tucker is very lucky he didn’t get really hurt since the side of his face bounced off the ice…..Scary!

  53. UESBlueshirt on

    Definitely the most fun I’ve had at a game since the playoffs last year. How appropriate they scored an avalanche of goals.

    Didn’t watch any of the game on TV so I don’t know if they showed it on the broadcast but my father noticed how Torts keeps on the players after whistles. During the 2nd period when they started to slacken a little and let the Avs control the play Torts was really animated on the bench after a stoppage.

    I’m really wondering what the team will look like after the deadline. I’m not expecting any major moves due to the cap limitations, but maybe a big contract gets subtracted???

  54. Tort I Taw a Puddy Cat on

    Now the question is …. Glenn Seether sees this team playing better with Torts at the helm…The Rangers finally reel off 6 goals and its RIGHT BEFORE the trade deadline.

    Obviously Avery is most likely to be picked up if avail on recall waivers….

    Does the lopsided win have any bearing on what the Rangers do on Wednesday?

  55. “THIS IS YOUR TEAM TORTS DEFEND THEM. DONT LET SHOENFELD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES FOR YOU. THEN SHOENY BECOMES “COACH” TO THEM”

    MATT

    Torts said he doesn’t think it’s right for a coach to get into it with a player, and that they should let the players handle it. Lappy started the whole thing, i don’t know why he was yelling at Schoeny, and Torts, but it’s no big deal.

    Torts responded, he put Orr on the ice, and then Orr did the right thing, and that was go after one of their small guys. One of those Cody’s that cross checked Shoes was pathetic, he’s a semi tough guy, and you have Cally, Dubi, Pauly, and Orr that would fight you, and he decides to go after him, and then Lappy is trying to go after Dubi. If Renney was still coach, Orr wouldn’t be on the ice, and if he was, Renney would make sure that Orr didn’t do anything. Good job by Orrsie. Then Tucker, lol he tries to fight an injured Mara, and falls on his face before he can throw a punch. Hahaha, LOSER !!!

    That was my fav game of the year. Avs suck, but it’s good to treat a team the way they should get treated, which is total destruction. Hank was great, he stepped up, and finished the game, and stopped some great chances. He could have had the shut out, if Kal had enough smarts to use his hand of his leg to stop the puck.

    Big two points, gotta keep going and beat the Isles on thursday. For the love of god, they’ll practically be an AHL team by that time, and we should have Aves.

    Go Rangers !!!

    BTW – Pruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-CHA !!! The Prucha song is BACK baby !! Slats, please don’t trade this kid at the deadline !

  56. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    roc- i think sather is trying to make room for avery an until he gets rid of voros and prucha or whoever, might even be bell, i think were not gonna be makin any huge trades. somebody last night said antropov would be a good fit here. while i like him cuz hes a big strong 20 somethin goal scorer i doubt we get him. burkes gonna want some prospect for him along with a pick. i dont think we should do that

  57. Carp,

    no time to read previous comments, so mine might be a repeat
    but
    it looked like that was a new cut on Sjo’s face — between the brows. i thought the ones from the Toronto game were above and below his right eye.
    btw,
    speaking of Toronto, was it just me or didn’t it seem that the one above his eye happened earlier in the game, and not mentioned or penalized, while the one below his eye came about during the hit to the boards?

  58. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    orr- i love prucha i hope they dont because i think torts likes the kid and would probably want dawes out n voros out, but then again slats said if the right move presented itself, nobody on the team is safe. lets hope nobody wants him, lol. well, im sure hank is safe. ad staal and duby, but then again u never know with slats. somebody better make sure he takes his geritol to clear his fuzzy head from makin dumb trades

  59. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    jpq- one cut happened in toronto, one in practice, and then again it opened up last night

  60. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    well thats what they said. anyway hes lookin like the son of frankenstein. good look for him, maybe they can cut his hands off and switch them with pavel bures. he dont need ’em anymore.

  61. I’d like to try and get Antropov and Ian White here.

    I can tell you right now, that Dawes will be dealt before the deadline. He has had his ice-time cut drastically (played 9 minutes last nite) and does not fit into the Torts style.

    I can actually say that i dont think Prucha will be dealt, I think Torts likes him b/c of his heart and dedication and the fact that he is a fan favorite. I dont think Tort’s would have the balls this early on to step on the fanbase and bench or trade Prucha.

    I think Avery will be great under Tort’s. Although, he has admitted that he thinks he’s a moron and such, Avery’s fire and heart make him a Tort kind of player

    Voros, Dawes, and Girardi may be dealt in the next few days.

  62. onecupin69years on

    Avery to the Pens is a good fit.

    I think coaches shouldn’t get involved with the opposing players 99% of the time, there’s always the one percent that’s justified.
    Just as players shouldn’t get in the face of the officials , that’s for the coaches to do.
    Last night was a nice win for the rangers, but I want see a real winning streak against better opponents , if your going to get hot , there’s no better time than now to gear up and go into the playoffs red hot to do damage and go deep into the playoffs. That’s how the cinderella teams get to the finals.
    And just because the rangers won Saturday shouldn’t deter Sather from making a move or two to improve the team .
    I don’t hear the Gomez and Drury haters now.

  63. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    one thing i hope i dont hear is grachev being put into a deal. i hear hes a great player and may be up in the big leagues by next year. hopefully with artie

  64. onecupin69years on

    Somerset, I have to disagree with the popularity concept being the reason not to trade prucha or other popular players.
    You play ,coach and Gm to win , where does the popularity to the fanbase fit in?
    I want a winning team, not a team of lovable losers like the ’62 mets.

  65. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    onecup- i dont hate drury, i just want him to be clutch for us now, and get our asses into the PO. i disregard the earlier portion of the season as everyone was struggling under rennys system, so maybe now he’ll do what hes paid to do. even if he only earns about half his salary, im cool wit it, just hope he, gomer, z and doobs keep gettin points. especially doobs, he neds a goal badly. he still plays great, just wish he can get a few ya know

  66. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    onecup- agree about prucha. i love him just like every other prucha fan, but if he goes for the sake of the team i’ll get over it quickly. its all about the team, but prucha is a team guy and plays his ass off every night, so it kinda hurts to see him maybe being gone soon.

  67. one cup–

    Your right normally, but with Prucha’s unjustifiable benchings this year I think he’s gonna let him play. He has a scorer’s touch that is needed on a team that lacks scoring touch.

    Tort’s has seemed a little gun shy with wanting to do drastic things, he seems to be feeling out the team. I dont think he wants to be viewed by the players and fans as a guy coming in here and dropping the axe on everyone. It seems everyone got a chance to wipe the slate clean and Prucha has been performing, and is well liked by the players and fans.

    He’s an RFA in the summer, so we control his destiny anyways and i think he will be allowed a fair shot to play his contract out.

  68. Leetchhalloffame on

    Hey Sather – how about reacquiring Hugh Jessiman? You know, the guy that will never make it to the NHL you drafted over Parise. FIRE SATHER!!!!!!!

  69. Leetch etc.If it was only Parise he bypassed you could overlook it as a bad call, but he also bypassed Getzlaff,SToll,Dustin Brown, Mike Green,and a couple of other hots shots. The guy is s-t-r-a-n-ge-.

    That’s why hoping for the Rangers to sink low to get a draft choice is useless, because Sather would only look past these top flight can’t lose people to find some obscure character at the bottom of the pile and see greatness where none exists.

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