Still… Throwing… Up from miserable gMe… But FIRST!
I hated the part where we lost.
The other awful part, that I hated, was when Marc Staal got injured again.
I’m pretty surprised that Callahan took that penalty. Whether it’s a minor or a double minor I don’t really care, it’s a lazy penalty at a time when the team cannot be lazy. If he was hurt by the slash to the point that it was going to effect his play he shouldn’t have been on the ice, so I will just assume he wasn’t injured at all.
Super lazy and very uncaptain like.
Which makes me think he was winded or hurt and shouldn’t have been on the ice.
So, just how stranded to Cally and Girardi feel by not having contracts?? I know it’s a business………but……..
If MDZ gets in maybe he can play on his natural side.
If McIlrath is close to ready, maybe this is his time? However, we certainly don’t need to mess with any kid’s head if he is not ready.
He was hurting, Manny. Head down on the bench, grimacing. He’s a trooper, but AV should have noticed. It’s the perfect scenario for a late and lazy penalty.
Also, remember in the Goon Book where young goons would say after the fight to older, established goons, “thanks for the opportunity?” Classic.
A good team would respond big time tomorrow night against Washington. With anger, drive, and desire. Let’s see how this team responds.
(boy, I am not excited by the possibilities).
Prediction: MDZ does get to play 2LD, Stral has one of his Stral freezes and people here destroy DZ for not covering it.
Real prediction: MDZ stays 3RD
so Moore and Falk and literally anyone can stay comfortable.
Yea, Coos. That’s on the Coach.
It seems we are saying that every other game.
There was something about that in the Parros article, Coos. Where he said he fought John Scott and now Scott owes him.
Yeah, that too.
The guy who must be chomping at the bit?
Ovie: “Hey, I like this offensive Rangers team. The defense pinches, then I score. Good strategy”
Ovie will try ten times to blast Henrik glove high if he can. But, he hates McDonagh.
Why do the Icelanders look so small when they play the Kings, but so big when they play us?????
#27 owns # 8
MacD has played him tough, for sure. Quite a defenseman. Figures he’s a non-Sather draft.
The only D who should be allowed to aggressively attack in the O zone are McD, Moore, and (maybe) DelZ. The rest of them should concentrate on getting back, and would it be too much to ask if a few forwards did the same, taking their man in transition?
The new system is a lot tougher on the defensemen. Not so easy to dominate a great forward anymore.
I read in the comments here Sather didn’t even want McD or know who he was!!!
An interesting point, as always, Coos. Wonder if that dilutes the offense.
Matty I agree but if the new system is giving us a .500 team then maybe the system ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Hated the five guys in the blue paint style but….
BEST line the other night from Dave M on why Scott was in the lineup against the Rangers:
Dave : “And ya gotta question Nolan’s decision to put Scott in the lineup. The Rangers are not a heavyweight team. Come to think of it they are not middleweight, either.”
Unfortunately, SeeDubb, we have changed coaches, we have changed systems. We have transformed MSG. We keep on changing all but one thing. It is that that needs to be changed or we continue on a treadmill going nowhere.
Yeah, bring on the pink panties.
Gotta add to that we have let players go, and come. We have traded for ‘superstars’ and let them go. We have overpaid FA’s, and traded for rubbish. There is one constant, just one.
It will become more obvious it is time for him to go.
The laziest play of the night, sad to relate (other than Richie continuously, it goes without saying) was Stepan on the third goal indifferent gliding non backcheck which left Moore the inevitable goat. Maloney emphasized this on the radio, doubt if SalmonJoe even mentioned it. I had the TV on mute.
I do look forward to THIS years trade deadline deals when we are 3 games out with 15 to play. And, once again, he trades some draft picks for over the hill ‘names’. It is typical.
No, Coos. I saw that and I wondered why they were all over Moore without speeding the wealth to Step, who is having an awful time of it and should be demoted. And I love Step.
He is out of sync on the back check, and on the PP.
One thing about Torts. If he saw you were struggling, he would take you out so you are not embarrassed. This guy, it seems, leaves you in and it takes a lott to Poullout the player.
Matty, I have a sneaking suspicion that Slats didn’t have the gonads to go to Dolan for the Richards big money buy-out because it would only emphasize Slats’ incompetence. Ergo, he nervously plays with fire if Man 0’ War is injured.
Goal 3, Coos, it looks like Girardi was skating away from the net doing a pirouette. Left MacD stranded. Jagr and boys had an easy time with it.
Course goal 4, according to Daneyko, was a ‘goal scorers goal’. Had nothing to do with Step, Moore, or Hank miss one he should have had. It was the great Michael Ryder with a great shot. Ask Danny.
I like Step, too. He’s the only guy who ever smiles. But, he’s having a heck of a time of it.
Absolutely something like that, Coos. Either that, OR he just didn’t want to do it because the 20 or 30 of us that closely follow the game would KNOW he messed up. How much up front money has ALREADY been paid? Crazy.
For Sydney, maybe. For this loser?????? Silly. Must have scouted him with Bazooka joe Bubble Gum Wrapper Comments!
“IF I had the money New York has, I’d build you more than a championship”. ()
Girardi, though not as glaring as some, has been a major disappointment. McD saves his ass more times than not, effectively playing both sides on D while Danny is floundering, then it’s McD who, to the casual fan, looks bad on those occasions because he’s in the center of the action.
Matt, this year they have Richie DOWN salary-wise to only 9 mil. :)
AV to Richie: “When, if ever, are you going to start playing full ice hockey?”
Richie: “The boss told me don’t get injured.”
Sorry for Staal and I hope he isn’t badly hurt. Even so, he’s a half-foot taller and 15 pounds heavier and he goes for the flat-footed poke check. Typical Staal. Too bad his trade value keeps slipping.