Lightnings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

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Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR:
NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 24-20-3 (51 pts)
Lightning: 27-14-4 (58 pts)

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden (7:00p.m. — TV: MSG 2; Radio: AM 970 The Answer), as they continue a four-game homestand. The Blueshirts rank third in the Metropolitan Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 24-20-3 (51 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1, on Sunday, for their third consecutive victory and sixth win the last eight contests (6-1-1). New York ranks fifth in the conference in ROW (21). The Lightning  was 27-14-4 (58 pts) entering its contest Monday at Columbus, and had won four of six games. Following the contest, the Rangers will conclude their four-game homestand when they face-off against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matchup.

RANGERS vs. LIGHTNING:
All-Time: 43-30-5-7 overall (24-13-2-4 at home; 19-17-3-3 on the road)
2013-14: Tonight is the third and final meeting this season, and the only meeting at Madison Square Garden. New York is 1-1-0 (0-0-0 at home; 1-1-0 on the road), following a 4-3 win on Dec. 29 at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Rangers power play is 3-9 (33.3%) in two games. The Blueshirts have had four different goal-scorers in the series – Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider, Rick Nash, and Benoit Pouliot. Zuccarello has also tallied two assists to lead the team in scoring with three points in two games, while Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh have registered two assists apiece. Henrik Lundqvist is 1-1-0 with a 4.20 GAA, and Cam Talbot is 0-0-0 with a 3.00 GAA in one relief appearance.
Last Season: New York was 3-0-0 overall (2-0-0 mark at home; 1-0-0 mark on the road). The Rangers out-scored the Lightning, 12-4, in the series, including a 4-1 advantage in the first period and a 5-1 advantage in the third. The Blueshirts also out-shot the Lightning, 104-77, in three games, with a 46-17 shot advantage in the first period. Carl Hagelin led all skaters in scoring with four goals and six points in the series, while Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh each tallied a series-high three assists apiece. Henrik Lundqvist was 2-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .956 Sv% in two games.
The Rangers have registered a point in 17 of their last 21 games against the Lightning (13-4-4 over the span), dating back to a 2-1 win at Tampa Bay on Oct. 4, 2008, and have won five of their last seven meetings
The Blueshirts and Lightning have been separated by one goal in eight of their last 12 meetings, including five that required extra time and two that went into the shootout
Henrik Lundqvist has started 31 of the Rangers’ last 33 contests against Tampa Bay, posting a record of 17-8-6 with a 2.19 GAA, .922 Sv% and two shutouts over the span
New York is 10-10-3 at home; Tampa Bay is 13-9-2*** on the road
New York is 10-4-0 vs. Atlantic Division opponents; Tampa Bay is 6-7-1*** vs. Metropolitan Division opponents
New York lists three former Lightning on their roster: Dominic Moore (2010-11 – 2011-12); Benoit Pouliot (2012-13); Brad Richards (2000-01 – 2007-08)

INDIVIDUAL CAREER LEADERS vs. LIGHTNING:
Henrik Lundqvist – 31 GP, 17-8-6, 2 SO, 2.19 GAA
Rick Nash – 15 GP, 7-6–13
Brad Richards – 12 GP, 3-9–12
Derek Stepan – 13 GP, 6-6–12
Dan Girardi – 27 GP, 1-7–8

SPECIAL TEAMS: Have notched a power play goal in each of the last five games (6-19, 31.6% during the streak) and 10 of the last 13 (14-48, 29.2% over the span) … The last time the Rangers tallied a power play goal in five consecutive games was Dec. 9, 2010 – Dec. 16, 2010 … The Rangers rank fifth in the league in combined PP% + PK% (105.5%)
Have tallied two or more power play goals in seven games this season … Is tied for seventh in the league with three goals in 5-on-3 situations.
Power Play: The Rangers were 1-5 (9:15) on Sunday vs. Philadelphia. New York ranks sixth in the NHL overall (34-160, 21.2%), and 20th at home (15-86, 17.4%). The Rangers are 3-14 (6:24) in five-on-three situations (last – 1/12 vs. PHI), and 0-4 (5:00) when four-on-three (last – 1/10 vs. DAL). Shorthanded goals allowed (5): 10/8 at SJS (Vlasic); 10/24 at PHI (Read); 11/19 vs. BOS (Paille); 12/20 vs. NYI (Clutterbuck, PS); 12/20 vs. NYI (Grabner).
Penalty Killing: The Blueshirts were 2-3 (5:53) on Sunday vs. Philadelphia. New York ranks ninth in the NHL overall (118-140, 84.3%), and 10th at home (55-65, 84.6%). The Rangers are 2-4 (3:25) in three-on-five situations (last – 12/20 vs. NYI), and 5-7 (5:39) when three-on-four (last – 1/6 vs. CBJ). Shorthanded goals for (2): 10/7 at LAK (McDonagh); 12/27 at WSH (Hagelin).
Four-on-Four: New York did not tally/yield a goal in one four-on-four situation (0:11) on Sunday vs. Philadelphia, and are now -3 in 53 four-on-four situations (86:35) this season. Four-on-four goals for (4): 10/16 at WSH (J. Moore); 10/26 at DET (Brassard); 12/12 vs. CBJ (Girardi); 12/18 vs. PIT (Hagelin). Four-on-four goals allowed (7): 10/3 at PHX (Vrbata); 10/7 at LAK (Muzzin); 10/12 at STL (Backes); 12/8 vs. WSH (Grabovski, PS); 12/18 vs. PIT (Sutter); 12/27 at WSH (Fehr); 1/6 vs. CBJ (Atkinson).

HOME COOKIN': The Rangers enter the contest with a five-game point streak at Madison Square Garden (4-0-1), and have registered a point in seven of their last eight games at home (5-1-2). New York is currently playing a stretch of seven home games in an eight-game span.

EARLY ADVANTAGE: The Blueshirts rank third in the NHL when scoring the game’s first goal, posting a record of 19-2-1 (.864 win%) in those contests. The Rangers are also 12-2-1 when leading after the first period, and 15-1-1 when leading after the second.

SHOOTING GALLERY: The Blueshirts registered a season-high, 50 shots on goal in a 7-1 victory on Jan. 4 at Toronto. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Rangers had 50 or more shots in a game was Dec. 27, 2010 vs. the NY Islanders (52 shots), and the last time they posted 50+ shots in a road game was Feb. 15, 2003 at Buffalo (52 shots). The Blueshirts have out-shot their opponent in 12 of the last 16 games, holding a 559-467 shot advantage over their opponents during the stretch. The Rangers have registered 40 or more shots seven times this season, including in four of the last 10 games, and have posted 30 or more shots in 16 of the last 20 contests. New York ranks fifth in the NHL with 32.2 shots per game.

ROAD WARRIORS: New York has won 12 of its last 16 road contests, including four of their last five, and are now 14-10-0 away from Madison Square Garden this season. The Rangers’ 14 road wins is tied for first in the Eastern Conference and second in the league overall. The Blueshirts power play ranks third in the NHL on the road, tallying 19-74 (25.7%) with the man advantage on the road.

GOALS GALORE: The Rangers have tallied 20 goals in the last five games, including a 7-1 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 4 at Air Canada Centre. The seven goals marked a season-high for New York, and are the most the Rangers have tallied in a game since an 8-4 win on Apr. 19, 2013 at Buffalo. Additionally, the six-goal margin of victory is the largest for the Rangers since a 7-0 win on Mar. 6, 2011 vs. Philadelphia. The last time the Blueshirts tallied seven or more goals in Toronto was an 8-2 victory on Mar. 14, 1990.

THE HOT LIST:
Henrik Lundqvist – three-game winning streak (1.67 GAA, .950 Sv%), and 5-1-1 with a 2.37 GAA and .926 Sv% in his last seven games
Brad Richards – five-game point streak (two goals, five assists), including a four-game assist streak (five assists)
Mats Zuccarello – three-game point streak (one goal, two assists), and eight points (three goals, five assists) in the last eight games
Rick Nash – four goals in the last four games
Chris Kreider – nine points (four goals, five assists) in the last 12 games, including a point in four of the last five (two goals, three assists over the span)
Derick Brassard – has recorded a goal in each of the last two games (two goals), and points in nine of the last 13 (three goals, eight assists over the span)
Ryan McDonagh – six points (one goal, five assists) in the last nine games
Benoit Pouliot – has tallied a point in 13 of his last 18 games, registering 13 points (six goals, seven assists) over the span

COUNTDOWN TO 6K: The Rangers have played in 5,988 regular season games throughout the franchise’s 88 seasons, just 12 games shy of 6,000 all-time. The Blueshirts are scheduled to play their 6,000th game all-time on February 6 against the Edmonton Oilers at Madison Square Garden.

INJURIES (84 Man-Games Lost):
Derek Dorsett (broken fibula on 1/3, 4-6 weeks) – 5

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  1. ThisYearsModel on

    Traveling all over Europe and smiling for the past few days after they whipped the Flyers. Flyer butt whooping always improves my attitude and outlook. Hope they don’t blow it tonight.

  2. The Canadian Hobbit is on form coming into this game:
    3G 2A +5 in their last 4 games.
    McDonagh and Staal will need to be on their games tonight

  3. Always holding my breath to see which Rangers show up for a game…the ones who stand around and wait for something to happen, or the ones who come out fighting and sustain the forecheck for a couple periods. I am convinced that BR is waiting for a buyout and playing for himself at this point…he seems to have lost desire and incentive to play like a team leader. Neigh.Harrrumph.

  4. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    Orr: when will this team ever get a non-over the hill heavyweight? Joey K. was the closest to it, how many years ago? And what did his team accomplish, a small part of it because of him?

    Otherwise, all our guys who can fight under Sather have been afterthoughts OR small (and get beaten up every fight).

  5. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    Tonight will be a good test. We are playing a team with size and talent.

  6. No heavy needed. Why waste a spot?
    A hard hitting 4th line with a couple mids is much better.

  7. BR seems to have the lost desire and incentive to play like a team leader other than to lead the team in scoring this season and over the current five-game unbeaten streak. Blind Richie-hate this early in the day is better than a cup of coffee.

  8. after trashing these guys for no heart, no character….

    they have really stepped up the last four games….

    that’s what they were missing…

    I expect another dominating performance tonight……

  9. Norm, BR has a knack for scoring goals, but not much else right now…his defense and engagemnent has been appalling, in my view, for someone at his salary level. He is paid for more than just points-per-minute, and he’s a minus on the +/- side…he’s supposed to be a team leader and leading by example. Seems like that has fallen to others on this team.

  10. Not only BR, but the radio silence on MDZ hate is deafening. That chat with his reps on the TO visit may have been a turning point.

  11. Tomb, I am hoping to see that same team on the ice tonight!;>)) Hopefully, they can string together a bunch of those games with a similar team effort. The last four games have been heartening to die hard Ranger fans…and Carcillo has been in the mix and on the edge. I’m not discounting the latter as an important unifying factor.

  12. wildplaces, if it’s about salary envy, just say so. And beware the +/- as any sort of useful measure. (Are you OK with Ovechkin’s, for example?) In any case, don’t worry about bashing Richards here — it’s all the rage.

  13. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Norm – Richards has been much better of late. He’s engaging more, throwing his body, and gliding less than he was early in the season. Let’s hope it continues…

  14. I hope Richards, Stepan, Nash continue to avoid contact, stay healthy and try to increase their scoring rate. McDonough doesn’t hit much for a defenseman — maybe he’ll keep scoring, too. I understand we identify more with those whose roles are to mix it up and dole out the hits — it kind of fools us into thinking we could do it, too — but as much as I admire the lunch-pailers, I also admire honed talent. They can’t all be Gordie Howe.

  15. Stranger Nation on

    The team has been piss poor 5v5 all season. Plus/minus is an even strength stat which is highly applicable to centers IMHO. Richards is +1 in January. Let’s hope it continues.

  16. I think the Rangers have figured out that they need to come out pressuring right out of the gate. They usually let the Lightning get on the board. It will be interesting to see how they respond tonight.

  17. Orr…I don’t understand how just because he knocked some guy out that McIlrath didn’t fight ok.

  18. What the hell is Hanka Hanka? It’s so juvenile. He’s coming
    around. He had to used to new pads, a new system and the rest of the team had to lose the Torts system.

  19. Speak roughly to your little Ken,
    And beat him when he sneezes:
    He only Hankas to annoy,
    Because he knows it teases.

  20. Kenneth at clinchers of '89Flames '94Rangers '96Avs on

    Don’t cry for me Normantina
    The truth is Hanka Hanka never left you

  21. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Let slip

    Simon was the best heavy we have had in the last 20 IMHO.

    I would be happy with a light heavy (or a heavy) that can play. Bordeleau is a great example of that.

  22. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I wish there was a nhl team with a moose nickname just so I could see carp post pregame rangers vs mooses tonight.

  23. Carry ON ours songs forever
    Carry ON til night has gone
    Carry ON til the day is done
    Forvever CARRY on!
    As long as we’re together man together CARRY on!

  24. We had a whole host of players never mind fighters that are over the hill.. infact its worse. Dionne Vadnais LeFleur Bure Driver Holik Paiment Lindros Espo Kaminsky Hodge Stevens Kurri this list is endless. i’m sure we could all add to the list. Enforcers were a little better in there prime..Domi Fotui King Langdon Kocur some over the hill ones as well McSorley Brash Boogie bigger problem is all the tough people we let go in their youth

  25. So called Kenneth,…
    Thank you for your comments which are shorter than your dull, feeble-minded moniker. I start to worry about your deteriorated trolling ability and mental state. From other hand… Since you doing that in inverse proportion to subject of your passionate obsession, keep parroting – the worse and more pathetic it is, the better HENRIK LUNDQVIST is playing.(bet – you can’t spell his name properly) Amen, poor thing.

  26. _Not only BR, but the radio silence on MDZ hate is deafening. That chat with his reps on the TO visit may have been a turning point._

    Its almost like playing his natural side has helped him go back to being the defenseman he always was, right? So weird how that works out.

  27. Morning Boneheads!

    Carp – Do the Rangers continue the winning streak tonight? What’s the pulse of the team today?

  28. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Yea. It’s a real shocker. That comment by Duncan Keith about getting burned by playing his opposite side speaks volumes.

    Doesn’t it seem though, overall, that playing a “side” has become a huge topic of discourse with the fans recently?

  29. Hey Carp, any chance you can get THE to make a guest appearance on a Charp anytime soon? It would probably drive a lot of traffic your way. Just a thought.

  30. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Theoretically *anyone* could show up to a chat and *say* they are Chris *The* Kreider.

  31. Great! Just trying to make you look good for your editors at The Distorted Repatch. I used to deliver it too, about a hundred years ago.

  32. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Norm – physical play is part of the game. Are you suggesting that players like Richards and Nash should just glide around the perimeter waiting for break out passes? Are you saying that they should turnover the puck simply to avoid a hit because they need to stay healthy? In chess, when a player needs a draw and plays for a draw, they usually lose. By continuing to avoid the physicality of hockey just to avoid getting hurt is a poor mentality, one that may cause injury and not a team first approach. Floating in the center of the ice invites big hits. Now, I’m not suggesting they look for fights and jump into every scrum but sometimes to make a play you have to absorb some contact.

  33. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Not looking to bust balls, just a response to your often patronizing comments….

    That said, Willllllllber

  34. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    My opinion: Dave Maloney is the best analyst in the game. The exact opposite of a homer. I’ve heard him call out refs making a bad call when *it favors* the Rangers.

  35. Is anyone going to tell THE KREIDER that he’s known as “THE KREIDER”?

    CARP, do you ever talk to him?

  36. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?

  37. Distorted Repatch. Haven’t heard that in a while. I used to be the sports editor of the RD. Long ago. Before that I delivered the Daily Item.

  38. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    What’s this, then? “Romanes eunt domus”? People called Romanes, they go, the house?

  39. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Well, what are you doing creeping around a cow shed at two o’clock in the morning? That doesn’t sound very wise to me.

  40. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Listen, I don’t know where everyone is so I will be posting Life of Brian quotes for a while…

  41. good catch, Gravy!

    I was trying to see if any of you would notice.

    PLEASE FOLLOW @THEKREIDER.COM

  42. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I’m about to go whack some some tennis balls…been over a year I think…..hope the back and knees are ok…..

  43. The Lightning bore the hell out of me. I think its making a boring Tuesday even more boring.

  44. _The only reason I even watch the Rangers play … absolute force._

    _Rangers Report, super-followers_

    LOL

  45. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    How many times are we going to play the *Lightning*? It’s like every other game now.

  46. Cablevision has Rangers vs. Lightening up for a few days on the guide. I thought that was amusing. Would have been better if it was Lightnings.

  47. Maybe the skate is optional since they have 4 games in 6 nights coming up. Also gives AV some insight on who is really committed to getting better? Just guessing here.

  48. believe me, you guys read way, way, way too much into these optionals.

    they are scheduled weeks in advance with the heavy game schedule the way it is.

  49. NHL Player Safety just released a video about slew footing. The two serious examples they used were of slew foots against the Penguins, who also happen to be the league champions of slew footing.

    Is that irony or just bad taste?

  50. Rob in Beantown on

    _OK, only two players showed up for optional sex_

    Maybe that’s why MDZ wasn’t at morning skate?

  51. Rob in Beantown on

    I’m on the Acela coming into the city. I’m staring at tickets for tonight on StubHub — and lamenting that I need to meet with colleagues to prepare for a meeting tomorrow instead. The *transformed* garden will have to wait :(

  52. Awesome metal song……trogdor
    He’s a man
    He’s a dragon man
    Or maybe he’s just a dragon.

    Could be a reference to THE when he was a boy
    Or just a dragon boy

  53. Rob in Beantown on

    Good call, Boreale! The Kreider burninates everything. Peasants, the countryside, NHL scoring records (someday)

  54. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I don’t think we would *read* that much into an *optional* unless it was kind of symptomatic of their *lackadaisical* play of late.

  55. Speaking of *METAL*, ISIS track _From Sinking_ just came up on random in my office. I’ts a guarantee that I get caught *headbanging* by a co-worker over these next 8 minutes of glory. No *headphones*.

  56. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    _The Wrath of McLlrath_

    Example of a good Hockey Themed, Metal Band name.

  57. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    That’s really good, Booby. I guess as *King Of Metal* I might need some sort of *Metal* assistant around here. Hm……..

  58. Part of my terms to becoming your assistant would be that I’m gonna need a really cool title that includes the word *moat* or *dungeon* in it.

  59. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    You will have to consult with *Doodie* because it was *he* who made my title.

  60. Kenneth at clinchers of '89Flames '94Rangers '96Avs on

    _SAABB=Soft As A Baby’s Bottom_

    Soft as a Brian’s Boyle

  61. Sather Must Go! on

    Don’t know if this was discussed here, but just saw this rumor from TSN (yesterday, I think):…

    the Anaheim Ducks are looking to upgrade their defence and would like to add Dan Girardi of the New York Rangers. The Ducks are willing to move Luca Sbisa, Sheldon Souray and their two first round picks in 2014 (their own and the pick they acquired from Ottawa in the Bobby Ryan trade). Girardi is slated to become anunrestricted free-agent at the end of the season.

    Honestly, I don’t know what I think on this; but the two first rders (albeit later).. seems like it shld be consider (I really like girardi – but he is a UFA)

  62. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Sather must go (in more ways than one) – interesting. I’d wait till they reel off 10 more in a row, sit back and ponder…..

  63. hope they don’t come crashing down to earth with this game….they’ve been on such a high I would hate to see a letdown tonight.

  64. Sather Must Go! on

    Yeah, just the organization depth is not there, right now.. thinking three first rders (included Rangers pick) would help that..I don’t don’t know how deep the upcoming draft is…

  65. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    sb1 – a test game for sure. Not just because they’re playing insane hockey right now, but due to TB’s talented team.

    Rangers 5
    TB 0

    GWG Brassard. THE, McD, and Cally also Tally.

    Boyeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  66. I think we’d need actual players/prospects, not just picks. We’re not going to be rebuilding any time soon.

  67. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    We need Evander Kane. Too bad his cost is steep. I’m for keeping MDZ. He is trying his assen off. A lot of natural talent. Great vision. Kane for Kristo, Falk, and a #2.

  68. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hy-Brad : Our #19. Say what you will but Richards has been better lately. A lot better.

  69. Afternoon all,

    Eddie 3 – another player to consider from Winnipeg, should they decide to move people out (aside from Kane and/or Buff), is Andrew Ladd.

    28 year old left wing, team Captain, solid point producer, heart and soul guy, two time Stanley Cup winner. Plays key minutes in all situations. Limited NT/NM clause and $4.4 mil cap hit the next couple of seasons. Not sure what it would take to get him, however.

    Could be a real good influence on the Rangers younger players.

  70. Andrew Ladd would be a great get, but if the Rangers are going to pay a big price for a player, I would rather Kane.

  71. Agreed. Put Ladd on half the other teams in the league and he’d be the #1 guy I’d want from them, but there would be a little sadness if we went big deal with Winnipeg and got Ladd over Kane. And a lot of sadness if it were Byfuglien over Ladd or Kane.

  72. Stranger Nation on

    Ducks move
    Luca Sbisa, (23, Lefty D) – think we already have this in J Moore, currently injured until late Jan/Early Feb
    Sheldon Souray (37) injured and old; hasn’t played this year – uhm…no thanks
    two 2014 first round picks in 2014 (their Ottawa’s): sounds good to me

    Would do the move for Patrick Maroon, Jesse Blacker and the Ottawa pick.

  73. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I’d pass on the d men and only take the picks if they go in a package for other current nhl players. I like maroon a lot.

    No to picks, this team needs players not picks.

  74. Oh man, I’m a huge Laich guy but he sure looks done when he’s actually on the ice. He’s more or less the worst case scenario for Callahan going forward.

  75. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I have said it all season, I’d trade every d man off the current roster not named j Moops or mcdonut

  76. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I’m sad that Callahan and *Laich* were put in the same sentence. That’s *scary*

    Spoooooky Scary

  77. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I have a few *Anchor Steam* Ales at home. I limit myself to *one* per night. Trying to be *healthy* in 2014.

  78. At this point, Cheveldayoff would be hard pressed to move Kane, particularly in light of the recent coaching change. Too much turmoil. Could turn out to be a nightmare for their franchise to move a cornerstone player that’s so young.
    And quite frankly, the Rangers don’t have the assets/picks to make that happen.

  79. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Ladd is a pretty good fit. He’s got grit as well and isn’t afraid to throw ‘em. He’s also a hard working leader.

  80. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Author Ben – I lead a rich fantasy life :).

    Given the Jets 5-1 thumping under Paul Maurice’s first game…. Who knows? They sure looked good last night. The crowd gave a long standing ovation to after the game. What would it take to get Ladd and Kane?

  81. Manny,

    You’re right – and he’s a winner, too.

    Would be a real leader on this team. He’d eventually get a letter.

  82. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Ladd and E. Kane?

    That asking price would be like: McDonagh, Hank and The Kreider

  83. Eddie,

    Rangers don’t have the assets to get both. Can’t see Kane on the move for the reasons I mentioned above.

    If I were the one chomping the cigar upstairs, I’d push hard for Ladd.
    Player/prospect/pick the other way. But the price must be reasonable.

  84. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Manny – I already traded Hank…see above.

    THE is worth 2 franchises. As example, THE for the Ducks and Kings. One of them goes to Hartford at a time…

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