Official announcements on Miller, Mashinter recalls

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from the NYR:

RANGERS RECALL FORWARDS J.T. MILLER AND BRANDON MASHINTER

Assign Forward Benn Ferriero to Connecticut (AHL)

NEW YORK, February 4, 2013 –New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forwards J.T. Miller and Brandon Mashinter from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL), while forward Benn Ferriero has been assigned to Connecticut.

Miller, 19, has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in the last two games with Connecticut, including a two-assist performance on February 1 against Bridgeport. He has registered eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points, along with 27 penalty minutes in 37 games with the Whale this season. Miller represented the Eastern Conference in the AHL All-Star Game on January 28. He is currently tied for sixth on Connecticut in goals and points, and ranks seventh in assists. Miller also ranks second among Whale rookies in assists and points, and is tied for second in rookie goals. He began the season with a three-game assist streak, and recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in the opening five games of the season. Miller registered seven points (three goals, four assists) in a seven-game span from December 1 against Syracuse to December 14 against Albany.

Miller made his professional debut on April 21, 2012, in Game 2 of Connecticut’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against Bridgeport. He tallied his first professional point with an assist on May 2, 2012, at Norfolk, and finished the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs with one assist in eight postseason contests.

The East Palestine, Ohio native represented the United States at the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, leading the team with seven assists and finishing tied for the team lead with nine points to capture the Gold Medal. Miller was originally selected as the Rangers’ first round choice, 15th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Mashinter, 24, was acquired by the Rangers from San Jose in exchange for forward Tommy Grant and a conditional pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on January 16. He has registered seven points (three goals, four assists) and 14 penalty minutes in eight games with Connecticut, including a four-game point streak from January 20 at Providence to January 26 against Springfield (two goals, four assists). Mashinter has recorded five goals and seven assists for 12 points, along with 58 penalty minutes in 38 total games with Connecticut and Worcester this season.

The Bradford, Ontario native has skated in 244 career AHL games over four seasons with Connecticut and Worcester, registering 57 goals and 58 assists for 115 points, along with 338 penalty minutes. At the time of his trade, he ranked fourth on Worcester’s all-time goals list and seventh on the team’s all-time points list. Mashinter has also skated in 13 career NHL contests with the San Jose Sharks, making his NHL debut on December 29, 2010, at Minnesota. He was originally signed by San Jose as an undrafted free agent on March 3, 2009.

Ferriero, 25, tallied one assist in four games with the Rangers following his recall on January 25. He made his Rangers debut on January 26 against Toronto, and recorded his first point as a Blueshirt with an assist in the next game on January 29 against Philadelphia. Ferriero returns to Connecticut where he has registered one assist in one game, after tallying an assist while making his Whale debut in a 4-1 win on January 25 against Manchester.

The Rangers acquired Ferriero from Pittsburgh in exchange for forward Chad Kolarik on January 24. Prior to the trade, Ferriero registered four goals and 14 assists for 18 points, along with 14 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL). He ranked third on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in assists, was tied for fifth on the team in points and ranked second in shots on goal (97) at the time of the trade.

The Boston, Massachusetts native was originally selected by the Phoenix Coyotes as a seventh round choice (196th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks on August 23, 2009.

 

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  1. Hey Carl! You got any guess on how they are going to use JT Miller up here? I can’t imagine they brought him up to play on the 4th line.

  2. Manny,

    Knowing Tortorella, if Miller stutters, he’ll wind up demoted by the 2nd period. If he looks good, he’ll get double-shifted at Gaborik’s expense.

  3. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s fourth line to start … they loved the second line as it was Saturday, and liked very much what Halpern and Boyle did together. So either Powe or Miller probably goes on the third line, and the other goes on the fourth with Mashinter. I don’t know. Anything’s possible since they didn’t practice with the team today. But I doubt Miller will see second-line minutes if Stepan-Hagelin-Pyatt is doing the job.

  4. Miller should center the 3rd line. Play with Boyle and Powe. Could make for a nice energy line, with scoring potential.

    With BMash-Halprin-Asham on the 4th line.

    Carp – will they have a skate tomorrow before the game?

  5. Thanks, Carp.

    That second line was pretty darn good. I was just wondering if they might try splitting up the big three and trying to make some killer scoring lines, dropping Pyatt down to the 3rd line to replace the size quotient vacated by Rupp and then have a 4th line with Powe and Halpern and Monster Mashinter. I guess Dr. Halpern has earned the right to play on the third line though. Seems to have benefited Big-Rig Boyle as well.

  6. missed a bunch of convo on this but did anyone notice that Powe was 2nd in the league in blocked shots last season? that should help the PP efforts.

  7. 2nd line scoring was looking good on Saturday. Hagelin & Stepan looked good together. Pyatt is turning out to be a very nice addition. He looks good along the boards and is creating chances for his line mates, and scoring a few goals. It’s always nice to get “extra” scoring from the other lines. If the top line isn’t getting it done, I can see Gaborik playing shifts with Stepan & Hagelin again.

  8. Mash and Nash….

    I think Mashinter will stick with the team for a while. I did watch a few Whale games with him in the lineup. Uses his size (6′-4″, 235 lbs), attacks the net occasionally, fights, decent hands. Skates OK.

    I think Tortorella has something to work with here.

  9. Carp – How long until MSG plays the MONSTER MASH?

    Tuesday night is fight night right????

    Will Bickel keep his 100% face off stat?

  10. Lotsa changes – if they got younger and more mobile (and tougher), it couldn’t hurt! Rupp always scored and fought well against us when he was with other teams, but he didn’t do too well when he wore the NYR jersey, except for the Winter Classic…

  11. Is it just me, or is this just about the biggest the team has been in a while? Nash, Boyle, Pyatt, Bickel, Staal, and now Mashinter.. Lotta big boys filling out this roster up front at the moment.

  12. Oops….my bad. Yes, there was a new post…

    I am worried about tomorrow….really really want this win….what’s the guess who is in goal? I think Hank…want a win cause tomorrow is Anthony from AZ’s 26th birthday!

  13. It will probably be Hank, Mama – he always gets the call against the Debbies. Fatso will be in nets for them, since he got rested yesterday against the Fishsticks..

  14. well, Rupp was bigger than Mashinter … And John Scott was bigger than everybody.

    WOudl it be too un-Torts-like to play the three new guys on a line together — Powe-Miller-Mashinter, and let Boyle stay on the wing with Halpern and Asham? Probably not without practice.

    ps, poor planning to not have Miller and Mashinter up for practice today.

  15. Doodie Machetto on

    #8 should be retired? Do we really need to remember Malik that much? Were you that impressed by Grosek? Or was Darren Turcotte’s departure ahead of the team winning the Cup worth remembering?

  16. Is it possible Miller is brought here just to practice with the team so Torts can see him first hand. I cant see how he fits into the lineup tomorrow against the Devils and especially against the Fish Sticks and it makes no sense to use up his eligibility on a line with Bickel and Asham.

    I think we’ll see Mashinter-Powe-Bickel as the 4th line and Torts will adjust as he sees fit.

  17. Yes, but Rupp couldn’t move very well anymore, and Scott never could move well – so maybe the Masher is an upgrade.

    Having said that, I’m glad that Scott got a gig with Buff – I hope it doesn’t kill him in the process. He can hand out the bombs pretty well, but we don’t know how well he can take them. That tilt with Parros yesterday was strange…

  18. About time they brought up Miller, he’s better than a lot of guys they are shuffling thru the 3rd and 4th lines so far this season. Screw developing in Hartford under that journeyman 4th liner. For some reason 18 and 19 year old first round draft picks play on other teams and seem to do okay. Here they have to go thru “the process”. He’s the only freaking AHL all star on the Whale. Let the kid play.

  19. Good way to ruin the careers of kids who aren’t ready. Just assume he’s better than your fourth-liner and play him four minutes a night. Lot of developing and progress that way. Please.

  20. Doodie Machetto on

    I know Vickers is #8, but I never take any jersey retirement talk about him seriously. I think there are at least 4 other guys who should be considered ahead of him.

  21. Well Carp the Islanders had a real good farm team, not as good now. They had guys down there that were ready.

  22. The process seems to be working with Girardi, McD, Cally, Dubi, Artie, Hagelin!!!

    Let’s see if it works with Kreider, Miller, McIIrath.

    Tort’s system is a process, learn the defense side of things so you are responsible to be on the ice, be a solid 2 way player, because 1-way is a trip to the Highway.

    That said I’m pretty excited to see Miller play. Same with Kreider, but he’s not exactly lighting the lamp this year either. So you never know. Maybe they need more of a process, more minutes, to get their game and their confidence going.

  23. E3 pimp's angel on

    Doodie #17 Jerry Butler as well. Maybe the purest goal scorer ever to ware the broadway blue

  24. E3 pimp's angel on

    Doodie – hadfield already hangs in the rafter – he played under another name – mark messier

  25. Well not everyone is going to start off like Stepan and net a Hat Trick on their 1’st night either.

    The season is to short with only 48 games.

    I’m all for Kreider and Miller to look like Hagelin. But Hag’s played 4 solid years in college. He’s 24. Just think Kreider/Miller/Del Zotto/McDonagh/Stepan are all younger than 24.

    I’m just saying 19 in the NHL. There’s not alot of kids that EXCEL at that age. Unless they are truely gifted. But Tort’s style hockey is much more physically demanding, it requires playing the body, hitting in the corners, blocking shots, pressure the puck. Nothing against JT, (he has a shot to play in the NHL sooner) is not always better. I hope he does well, I hope he stays up and makes the team. (Personally I would like to have him develope more like Kreider,Hagilen,Stepan, McD by playing for the Fighting Sioux and letting his body develop into an NHL player) Look at what it did for Parise, Oshie, Zajac, Stafford, Greene, Commadore, Frattin, & Toews.

    But that’s just me.

    Mama’s last name was Miller…. I can’t tell you how bad I want a RANGER Jersey with MILLER on the back.

    Might need Carp’s help on that one :)

  26. How dare you question the Islanders’ handling of -Nino Nieddereiter- pretty much any of the prospects not named Tavares!

    Fixed

  27. was a screwy move to bring up guys from
    Whale AFTER
    practice

    i wonder if Rangers brass
    is really trying to create
    4 actual lines that
    do something potentially productive
    score/energy/defense/score
    each time
    they’re on the ice

  28. I’ll be the 1’st one to ORDER a Miller Jersey.

    I had already had the Miller / Grimaldi Jersey’s ready to go for the Fighting Sioux. Then he ditched me….. I would forgive him for a blueshirt with Miller on it …… I might need Carps help on that one :)

  29. The thing is all of our previous homegrown players were putting up very good numbers in the AHL and deserved the call up whereas Kreider struggled in HFD and Miller (although he made the all-star team by default) hasn’t put up the numbers Callahan, Dubi, Anisimov, Hagelin did.

    Now the Rangers are forced to call up guys that probably aren’t ready because of the lack of the depth right now.

  30. Im pretty excited to see Rupper play for the Wild!!!

    They are my closest team to watch the NHL.

    And with Parise, Heatly, Koivu, Suter, Cullen, Granlund, Coyle coming up. Rupper will look good next to Konopka. They will be a force to be reck’d with out in the west in a couple of years. If not this year. They have a solid 1 – 2 punch in goal.

  31. Even if Miller only gets a couple of games at the NHL level. It’s going to help him grow as a player. Just to want to work harder to get there, knowing he is so close to earning a spot.

    Nice to have competion for spot, it may push Kreider to succeed as well.

  32. Wild play in Arizona tonight – I guess speedy Rupp won’t join the team in time to play in that game, though…?

  33. E3 pimp's angel on

    Sioux – the wild are now a lock to make the cup finals…..Chicago and the sharks cannot be pleased that the wild added rupper to an already lethal lineup. You can likely count on Rupper scoring at least 8 game winning goals this year for the wild.

  34. … so, an hour or so later, you play a kid who’s not ready third-line minutes (and lose games in the process), and don’t give a damn if that ruins the kid’s future or his confidence. Yeah, that works. Looks to me like the young Rangers who spent time in the minors are doing pretty well now, and that the kids who came directly to the NHL either had a huge slump (Del Zotto) or maybe having a hard time finding consistency (Stepan)?

  35. E3, you *may* be right – but then again, CTB’s suggestion sounds a lot more like it would have worked better!!

  36. That ’72 Bruins team was shockingly good – and they gave the Filthy Flies a lesson in how to intimidate the entire league into losing to them.

  37. they were big and bad and had a good goalie and could score … but the reason the Rangers weren’t beating them was No. 4, pure and simple, IMO.

  38. Orr was the *BEST PLAYER* I ever saw play the game, at least in person, anyway. People who never saw him play in real-time (as opposed to watching old films/videos of him in action) simply have *no idea* how much his presence dominated in any game he played in. No lies.

  39. E3 pimp's angel on

    That ranger team played Boston tough – think they had the better record against them too until jean stepped of the curb hailing a cab on the icy streets in the city. They were absolutely on fire. Bobby Orr was the greatest player I ever saw. You couldn’t take your eyes off of him and he seemed like he never came off the ice….but I think the rangers beat the bruins that year…

  40. so Carp
    you’re saying you don’t like bringing Miller up
    even for a few games?

    must say that bringing him up for
    devils and isles is really
    throwing him into the fire

    is there a chance that he’ll just watch?

    hoping upon hope that Kreider gets his act together
    now that he has a better idea of day-to-day NHL season is like
    and other players are getting into the groove
    (hopefully)

  41. If 99 wasn’t the best player ever, then 4 was.

    Rod Gilbert tells a story about a Rangers power play where Orr took the puck, circled his own net, skated all the way to the other end with Gilbert chasing him, went around the other net, all the way back to his end with Gilbert chasing him … and then did it again for another whole lap around the rink. Gilbert said by that time he and the G-A-G line had to go for a change and Orr still had the puck.

  42. E3 pimp's angel on

    Orr, as we discussed the other night, was also one bad assen hombre…..never forget the beating he gave Pat Quinn when Quinn was a leaf

  43. so now Miller is coming up to just practice? just like Kreider last season in the playoffs.

  44. jpg, I didn’t say that at all. I was responding to someone who said that Miller is better than whoever is playing the third or fourth line now so he should come up and stay up instead of trying to develop under that career fourth-liner (Gernander).

    I just don’t think they will keep him unless he looks ready to handle it, and I don’t think they will keep him to play on the fourth line. And I rather doubt they will keep him around when Callahan and Kreider are healthy unless he’s really impressive in his little opporunity here. I don’t know squat about Miller or where he is in terms of being NHL ready, but I do know that 19-year-olds who make it to the NHL are pretty damn rare. And a lot of them prove, eventually if not immediately, that they weren’t ready.

  45. I think it would be hard to get the NHL13 version of Stu Bickel 100 ponts, on easy mode with empty nets

  46. E3 pimp's angel on

    Bickel had that 3 game assist streak. Not sure why everyone gets on him … He is improving, has good headman pass out of the zone, he is physical, can obviously drop them, and is young….

  47. Carp, I think I may have witnessed that game that Gilbert described – Orr could do that, and nobody could get the puck from him, no matter what they tried!

  48. JT Miller is up for that complicated Entry-Level Contract situation that doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s not like I’m a lawyer or something!

  49. okay Carp
    your lengthy answer makes more sense

    agree
    want to do whatever works best for
    him and team

    btw,
    Miller is Ohio-bred
    like me!!

  50. E3 pimp's angel on

    Manny – you were probably too young, but the swede ulf Nilsson was a smooth skating center who had great vision and passing skills…. The rangers began to emerge from their mid 70’s funk with players like Duguay, The maloneys, Murdoch, gresch, JD, andres hedberg (another swede) Mario Marios,,,,,and the future was looking bright – and then that prick nails ulf on the sideboard with a vicious dirty late hit near the ranger bench….

  51. Be quiet, Mama! The guy’s done more good in this world through funding of cancer research than all of his detractors would ever dream of doing. He leveled the playing field.

  52. Czechthemout!!! on

    So now Kreider is not lighting the lamp or being effective. We know this because he played all of two games and 6 minutes on a mis diagnosed bad wheel. The fact that the whole team played like dog carcillo means nothing. And of course the fact that The Kreider was one of the best forwards in the playoffs right out of college clearly proves that he needs alot of seasoning. Riiiiignht. Got it.

  53. Czech
    while i would love for the Kreider to be
    doing well
    he hasn’t
    in a Blueshirt
    or in a Whaleshirt

    who knows what the reason behind it is?
    physical — the ankle?
    mental — thought it would come easier after playoffs?
    getting used to daily grind of pro vs. college?
    adapting to pro game and Rangers/Whale style?

    there were times i watched him with BC and he did look like
    he was floating around and not as aggressive
    as what the current style dictates.
    he made an impact, of course, because he made good on his
    chances.
    hopefully,
    the ankle gets better asap
    and with any potential linemates playing better now than
    they did before he stepped out of the lineup
    his play may be more inspired and improved, too

  54. Lance “helped save millions with his funding of and dedication to cancer research” Armstrong

  55. Stranger Nation on

    Miller call up may be wake up call for Kreider. different positions but new blood who hustles, hits and has good hands.

    Possible The Kreider doesn’t want to jam and would rather float aroundvthe slot and wait for his chances. that will not work with Commadant Torts

  56. Not a bad time to call up Miller. Sounds like they were hoping Kreider would be ready tomorrow, but is not. 5 games will bridge them until Kreider, and maybe even Callahan, will be back. Powe should make their PK stronger and relieve Callahan, and even Nash from some of those duties. I do not think it’s panic, just trying to work through what they have. Mashinter is an attempt to add a heavyweight, if he doesn’t cut it- watch Sather get somebody else.

  57. Didn’t Lance Armstrong get cancer (twice) as a result of Steroid Abuse? Kind of like….um….Jason Giambi (really nice guy)….

  58. They need to show The Kreider video tape of Ovechkin doing laps in the offensive zone without the puck. Never going to the net, never playing Defense and never getting to any useful position without the puck.

    Then say, “DON’T DO THAT. EVERY”

  59. We have a world renowned doctor here, Ill let him tell me…. I dont think there’s any study linking steroids to cancer. How would that detract from the millions of lives he’s helped saved?

  60. That’s actually a good point, ilb. The one about POW! relieving Callahan and Monster Nash from PK responsibilities. Keep the big boys healthy.

  61. Toronto lets up a LOT of goals. Phaneuf has been invisible this year. Their offense can score though.

  62. Tim Wharnsby ?@WharnsbyCBC@ Lets go Blue Jays chant starts again at ACC.

    *******************************

    ….and there it is.

  63. Hey, Jimbo. For some reason I just thought of Nigel Dawes and started laughing. Man, we had some odd characters on those Renney teams.

  64. Can these guys on the twitter widget ——> STBU about missing the Rupp? Get rid of bickel too…love having gilroy in the lineup…rooting hard for him…Rupp was useless…great move.

  65. Watching the NHL coverage on the Edmonton feed (and earlier on the Toronto feed) everybody is reciting the mantra that Minnesota got “Tough Guy” Mike Rupp from the NYR, and how he was going to make a BIG difference be being in their lineup….

    I thought those Canadian guys knew a lot about hockey!? Have they not been watching any Ranger games this season..?

  66. No, not 100%, mao – Basil’s sidekick was definitely a different Nigel, though! Of that I am sure!

  67. I grew up watching Rathbone as Sherlock in old movies on TV – his arrogance was superb! I’ve not seen anyone better than he was…

  68. Jimbo, I generally trust only the CBC analysts and McKenzie and Dreger from TSN. I don’t enjoy listening to the local stations nearly as much.

  69. Stranger Nation on

    just watched some tape of Mash-inter in some scraps. big dude, horrible form and wears the half shield – whats up with that? hopefully he can skate and hit better than he scraps.

  70. Be interesting to see the lines. It’s tough to type this but I would play Gilroy and Stralman as the third pairing. At least Stralman is trying to be physical and Gilroy has the potential to move the puck. Wow, this team really misses Sauer. It doesn’t seem that McIlrath is very close at all to jumping to the NHL.

  71. tomb, I don’t know that Detroit’s power play needs any coaching. Even when they don’t score it’s usually a sight to behold, although they surely miss Lidstrom and Holmstrom, perhaps two of the best PP players the league has seen.

  72. “I have no idea what Kevin Weekes just said, and neither does he.”

    LOL! Latona, did you catch that rambling by Weekes about how Rupper is a good move for the Wild because he is a”big guy” and Minnesota is a team of “small guys”. Great analysis…

  73. Would using Miller, Mashmister and Lord Kreider’s Castle as a line be a smart move?

    Nash-Richards-Gabs
    Hags-Step-Pyatt
    Powe-Boyle-Halpern
    Mash-Miller-Asham

    When Kreider and Cally are healthy:
    Nash-Richards-Gabs
    Hags-Step-Cally
    Powe-Boyle-Pyatt
    Mash-Miller-Krieder

    Or is it smarter to give Kreider and Miller bigger roles on the CTW?

  74. OK, Latona – well, these were local(?) Toronto and Edmonton guys..but I figured that they might know something about how ineffective Rupp has been so far this season – and that he was injured for a long time last season.

    But these guys had to be reading the same communique! It was a scripted opinion, apparently!

  75. NYR, yeah, that was pretty awful. Then he mentioned that people forget the Eastern Conference has skilled players.

  76. The Toronto guys probably only saw the NYR-TOR game and assumed he was part of the NYR domination. And the Edmonton guys.. I don’t know. Maybe they’re just weird. I think a lot of people are hanging onto the idea of Mike Rupp as opposed to, well, Mike Rupp.

  77. milbury was also going on and on
    about how he can’t believe the Rangers
    gave Rupp to the wild

    based on mike’s gm adventures
    you can take that opinion
    and feel better

    it’s highly possible Rupp will do better
    with wild. different type of style. maybe
    they have their lines in better working order
    than we do so he doesn’t have to do as much.
    heck
    i actually saw John Scott throw more punches
    at sean thornton
    the other day than he did his entire
    Rangers career

  78. You are correct about Scott in his Ranger career, jpg! I would have liked to see him throw a lot more of them while he was here, but nobody would fight him when we had him – and he didn’t get a whole lot of ice from Torts, which is not surprising, really.

  79. btw,
    if there are any doctors in the house tonight
    (or i’ll ask again tomorrow)
    what exactly should be done
    to fix Kreider’s bone chips problem
    other than drink lots and lots of milk
    for STRONG BONES?

    seriously, is it just a waiting game?
    it’ll heal itself eventually??

  80. When I first heard about the trade today, I was confused and I thought we got Kyle Palmieri on Anaheim… who’s also from NY but a year younger than the Palmieri we got (Kyle played with Stepan, Kreider, and Bourque for USA in the WJC)

    Then I realized it was Nick Palmieri….which is still OK (Rupper? Seriously? We got players for him?)

    But, Kyle Palmieri would have been cooler…because of his history with our guys…

    They are not related as far as I know….

  81. When i first hear about the trade today, i was also confused… i thought we got Pelmeni, which is Russian for ravioli… woulda been cooler to get pelmeni cuz i like to eat them… they are good.

  82. no tomato sauce, Jimbo… classic way is butter, vinegar, black pepper…some ppl also like to add sour cream but i dont like it with sour cream. Siberian pelmeni are the best.

  83. Hmmm…butter, vinegar, black pepper – sounds OK! I’m not a big fan of sour cream either.

    Are pelmeni stuffed with meat? Or cheese? Or both, like Italian ravioli?

  84. Well, at one point the Rangers did have Matt Maccarone. That’s probably the closest thing you’ll get to Ravioli.

  85. no vinegar for me CCCP
    just in case
    you make me dinner one day

    only like vinegar in relation to pickles
    that’s it.

  86. btw
    i haven’t been able to watch all the games
    so
    in the case of Ferriero
    is it a matter of just checking other people
    out?
    bring in a big guy for the next two games?

    he seemed to have some of the jam Torts
    likes spread through the lineup
    but did it go south
    or just a matter of looking at different people?

  87. If we talk about classic pelmeni then they’re stuffed with meat…any kind of meat. They originated in Siberia and Siberian pelmeni come with veal and pork mixed together i believe. That’s what makes them the best.

  88. Stranger Nation on

    re D pairings – Tortles would never do it, but I would vote to break up McD and DanG and put Staal with Dan as stay at home guys v top line and play McD with MDZ with our first line.

    heresy, I know, but thats what blogs are for…that and discussing 4th line retreads

  89. E3 pimp's angel on

    Think the rangers are bad 5-3? the ducks nearly gave up a shorty 3 times in 40 seconds, one a Marleau breakaway, sharks 4 SOG ducks 0….ducks 2 man advantage 1:38

  90. OK, NYR – I didn’t remember ever hearing a player on their roster with that name, but I don’t go back as far as the 1920’s either, so he could have been with them back then!

  91. E3 pimp's angel on

    Slats is a fool…rupper for Marleau was there for the taking…c’mon….even though rupper is prolly one of a small handful of guys in the league you figure to be untouchable….you must make that trade…

  92. OK on the Siberian pelmeni, C3 – veal & pork sounds good!

    Actually, almost all cultures have their own version of dumplings, or meat-filled pockets of dough – they are universal! Like Bryzgalov!

  93. excited to see JT Miller get the call up to The Show!

    Loving the Powe trade. Rupper had a lot of heart but was turning into a used punching bag. Almost felt sorry for him every time he dropped the gloves. Asham or Bickel can drop the gloves from now on.

    Powe can take over some of Cally’s forechecking/PKing/shot blocking/checking duties when he’s gone. And when Cally returns he can get eased back into his role. I’M MCLOVIN IT!

  94. I definitely felt sorry for Rupp whenever he had to drop ‘em – he was getting his head handed to him lately, and it seemed like his heart wasn’t into it anymore, but that it was his job and he had to do it.

  95. E3 pimp's angel on

    Jimbo – I think Thornton popped rupper a few too many times in the first game in Boston. After that, he really didnt seem so into it..

  96. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I agree with my Ukrainian friend (no, the other one) patiently waiting on the Iginla trade!

  97. IDK – Iginla kinda looks like he’s worn out – maybe it’s just that he needs a change in scenery, but in the few Flames games I’ve been able to see, he hasn’t looked so hot..

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