Rangers at Flyers … It’s Go Time!

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Rangers at Flyers.

 

Light up the Empire State Building in orange and black! It’s the Rangers vs. Mr. Snider’s team at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes.

First things first. With Dan Girardi now signed long-term, Alain Vigneault said this morning that he is confident the Rangers will get Ryan Callahan under contract. Whether that’s just whistling past the cemetery and/or wishful thinking, or Callahan softening on his demand for a seventh year remains to be seen. It isn’t likely that Glen Sather is budging on that seventh year, though it’s possible that Sather can’t find an acceptable trade return and will therefore hang onto his captain for the rest of the season.

The trade deadline is Wednesday at 3, of course, and should be a roller-coaster day here. We’ll do a Live Chat prior to the deadline, either Monday or Tuesday.

The Rangers have won six of their last seven, and are 15-5-1 in their last 21. On the road the Rangers have won six in a row and 16 of their last 20.

Ya boys come off that 2-1 win over the defending Stanley Cup champs Thursday and play the second of three in four days today. They host the Bruins Sunday evening.

So with what promises to be a physical back-to-backer, Vigneault has decided — as suggested here — to have both Derek Dorsett and Daniel Carcillo in the lineup today. Dorsett plays his first game in seven weeks after suffering a broken leg. They will play on a line with Brian Boyle in the middle, as Dominic Moore is prucha’d along with Justin Falk.

Henrik Lundqvist comes off his silver medal performance for his first start since Sochi. He is two wins short of 300 in his career.

Also, don’t forget, the Stadium Series wraps up tonight with Pittsburgh vs. Chicago at Soldier Field. The weather outlets seem to be saying it’s going to be kind of cold and snowy there. Shocker for a night game in Chicago.

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  1. carped

    e3, you are a champion in my eyes for the way you selflessly deal with a very difficult situation. Ironically, you are blessed with insights that most of the rest of us will never fathom. Just sayin’.

  2. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    If Boyle has a good game – same lineup tomorrow….if not he’s out Moore in I suspect

  3. Cally & Horse-man collide – Cally has teeth impaled in right cheek & out til April. Horeseman with broken jaw out for rest of season.

  4. Wow, that was some deep analysis by Duguay. It’s a big game because it’s a divisional game. And the Rangers want to make the playoffs.

  5. ‘Full House!’ Very few in the ‘profession’ have the nerve to nakedly tell it as it is!

  6. You guys should check out the new lohud app and web site. Still some bugs, but it’s gonna be awesome.

  7. We’re going to lose big today. How do I know? I have a stomach bug so my family has fled the house, leaving me with absolutely nothing to do except enjoy the game.

  8. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!

    RAAAAAAANGERS IT IS TIMEEEEEE!!!!

  9. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Lets gog gog og gog oggoggo!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!! LETS WIN WIN WIN!!!!!!

    Big game today!!!!!

  10. turned on the Devils pregame feed for a sec…. Chico just said Schneider has been the best goalie in the league. I dont know how anyone can take this guy seriously.

  11. My favorite is when the Rangers are up 3 goals late and good ol’ nice guy Scottie Hartnell tries to start some post whistle stuff with a guy like Hags or Step or whatever much smaller, not chippy Ranger is on the ice. Nothing is more predictible ever. I hate him.

  12. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS!!!!

    LETS GO!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS

    LETS GO!!!!

  13. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Papa – I was on the can a few hours ago…..at the moment I’m perched on on a love seat in my lair.

  14. Moore will be moved I guess, no point keeping him around if we can get 2nd or 3rd rounder for him.

  15. Not right now, E3, but I’m sorry to inform that my long barfless streak ended around 1:30 AM Friday morning. Bye bye, portobellos.

  16. Also, I would have scratched Carcillo. The beauty of Dorsett is that he can play the antagonist *and* kill penalties. No need for both.

  17. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Headzo – it’s been a long time since I’ve seen Ralph or earl…..many years….

  18. Maybe just have Carcillo lop his stupid head off before he seriously hurts someone we need.

  19. Papa, that player doesn’t exist because Hartnell will hide behind Simmonds or someone else. Never answers.

  20. Berube really taught this team a lot of brilliant discipline.

    Great leadership Scott!

  21. U want momentum when u can’t convert on pp that’s what happens.

    This 4th line needs moore

  22. Can’t shoot that one high. Everyone I don’t like is making me not like them more today.

  23. Stralman, using stick instead using the body, trade this clown and the other clown John Moore.

  24. On the plus side we have a lot if game to try and turn this around.

    Hank might still be asleep.

  25. Stranger Nation on

    Are there any small skill players we can pick up at the trade deadline…

  26. So you’re guaranteeing the next goal is for Philadelphia as well, Eric? Momentum is hindsight.

  27. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Yeah Carp , Pumped and pissed off!!! ( umm can I say urinated off?)

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!

  28. Rangers are such soft kittens, I hope Sather is taking notice and will make some trades.

  29. Anybody notice, during that awful corner camera angle, that Stralman’s jersey was tucked?

  30. “Such nonsense. As if 2-0 had anything to do with toughness”

    I wasn’t talking about the score, are you watching the game? one team is throwing all the hard hits and it isn’t Rangers. They are running through us and intimidating our soft team with their physical play while our players shy away from throwing big hits.

  31. When the game is over I will think of the two blown back to back pp that could change the game.

    This 4th line needs Moore.

  32. Flyers played the same way when NYR blew them out at MSG and when NYR went 6-0 against them in ’11-12

  33. The Flyers intimidated Stralman’s stick to hit the puck in his own net, and Kreider to take the wrong backchecking route.

  34. What does ’11-’12 have to do with this season? Entirely different rosters than this season.

  35. Ms. Stepan is on the DelZaster highway out of town. Let’s do it while he has some value left.

  36. What was “close” Joe? A hit from behind is a hit from behind. Moronic by Stepan. #1 center!!

  37. Simmons bullying Giradi than Staal with his stick on two consecutive face-offs.

  38. Stranger Nation on

    We have such a soft team – can’t wait to watch us get smacked around the next 2 months

  39. This is what we can expect in the Playoffs. If the PP is ineffective, we’re shoved and bullied all over the ice.

  40. 4 Sucks of the 1st period:

    Stralman
    Stepan
    Kreider

    Casper Ghost award:
    Brassard

    Also, did Hagelin’s plane arrive from Sochi yet?

  41. “So that means that every single day that you see me, that’s on the worst day of my life.” – Eric

  42. nhl refereeing has reached a all time low, it’s just awful and it appears buttman has them screwing the rangers every game with the non sense they don’t call and the ones they do call pernalties from my point of view.

  43. Why doesn’t Lecavalier get penalized for a hard crosscheck on Kreider after the period ended?

  44. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Papa – on that PP where Cally missed the backhand, brassard was swooping in on his forehand….he had open net….

  45. Eric @1:48

    look on the brite side…by 4 PM it will all be over and we’ll have the rest of the day to either drink ourselves into oblivion or hang ourselves in the attic!!!

  46. Let’s just fast forward to last Saturday if reg season having to win in Montreal to make playoffs.

    No shot we separate ourselves from the rest of pack slightly below us. Wouldn’t be right this is the rangers

  47. Many on this team seem not to realize the Philthies are just 3 points behind us

  48. Coos, I was thinking the exact same thing.

    Still not physical enough against teams like the flyers and Boston.

    If we get in the playoffs.

  49. Another of my absolute fave fan myths: NHL & networks don’t want a successful team in the biggest city.

  50. One thing for little Topo, he knows how to craftily use his stick to keep the nut-shotters at bay.

  51. Stop with worrying about being pushed around worry about the pp being anemic for awhile

  52. They should do some charity deal where if a certain amount is raised, Duguay just shows up with a shorter haircut and a nice solid jacket – pinstripe shirt combo for the next game. I bet he’d be a nice looking older guy.

  53. Benching Moore was freeken stupid. He adds a defensive presence we need. It does look like the Henrik of the beginning of the season. He’s going down faster than a 2-bit prostitute.

  54. Hartnell and Simmonds having their way with us all period.

    Salmon Joe – oh that Scottie, such a goose.

  55. Rangers scouts watching Bruins/Caps. If we are interested in Martin Erat i may just lose it.

  56. Au contraire, Dorsett and Carcillo have been our most energetic people. Richie has to net one or two. He does nothing else.

  57. No way Mr D, not even one “season over ” post yet. Though the smart money is on Eric.

  58. “Also, did Hagelin’s plane arrive from Sochi yet?”

    I did not notice him at all.

  59. I don’t get sitting moore either, 4th line and moore have been the most consistent and best 4th line in the metro division the past few months.

  60. Damn Richie, he has no patience or forttitude, and flings the puck anywhere if pressed

  61. “I don’t get sitting moore either, 4th line and moore have been the most consistent and best 4th line in the metro division the past few months.”

    I could only guess he is being traded or they think he is too soft for a Flyers game. I would have scratched Boyle instead.

  62. Toronto pays no attention to the call on the ice, in that IRREFUTABLE evidence should be necessary to overturn.

  63. Nash + Kreider gets us back in it. Canadian Gold Medalist Nash leading the team back.

  64. leetchhalloffame on

    Flyers may collectively have the IQ of a snail but they watch the films and they’re not blind. It’s pathetically plain and simple and a wonder why every other team doesn’t use the same formula against us, to wit: pound our pansy team and you have a great shot at winning the game. Thanks again Uncle Glen for leaving us without any true physical presence.

  65. NHL should get rid of that nonsense rule that puck can’t be played with a high stick.

  66. “FIND A SAFE PLACE, FIND A SAFE PLACE!!!” – Richards’ internal thoughts carrying that puck in

  67. I never ever ever ever thought I’d say this, but I’m not blaming Carcillo. Rinaldo is a hartneller.

  68. Ridiculous call! Carcillo didn’t even drop the gloves. Refs trying to protect THEMSELVES!

  69. Before that point, Carcillo looked closer to snapping. Definitely tables turned now. Not sure if that means anything.

  70. Pansification?

    Although Carcillo is really turning I to a sideshow these last two games.

  71. Kreider with a goal responsible for two now on him.

    How can u miss that freaking howwwwwww

  72. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    And despite playing a half assed game, we’re better than they are, we still have multiple scoring chances, and still should win.

    But having said that, I still remember the Edmonton loss.

    C’mon, Kreider, pull your head out. I’m ready for the bull in a china shop, raw talent, tough guy to become a consistent NHL forward.

    Sorry Pimp.

  73. How did he miss the net?

    Answer.

    The angle of his stick was not perpendicular to the hypotenuse of his dangle. Therefore, he missed the net .

  74. _Lol. Boyle consoling Kreider._

    Hey, man, you’re only going to put that in like 3 … 4 times out of 10. It happens.

  75. _They suck. They’re great._

    Its times like this I wish I weren’t invested so I could really enjoy it.

  76. good thing Dorsett is back to kill all momentum…Carcillo is better. Bring back Moore

  77. Everyone: It is merely a salary thing for Richards right? If he earned 4 per year, would most be fine with him being a Ranger?

  78. bad goal on so many levels: Dorsett bad penalty, Klein soft play in corner, Boyle let Simmonds walk out, Lundqvist gets beat 5-hole.

  79. _bad goal on so many levels: Dorsett bad penalty, Klein soft play in corner, Boyle let Simmonds walk out, Lundqvist gets beat 5-hole._

    … scored by someone wearing an orange shirt and orange is just really a gross color.

  80. How about McD on that play? I think he did the right thing & played his position.

  81. Stranger Nation on

    It was Stralman losing battle in corner and then Boyle trying to block the pass to the point and not prevent the shot from 10 ft away.

    Boyle look slower than normal…is that possible??

  82. Miller twice has gone shoulder to shoulder with Simmons and had the better of the hit.

    Good sign.

  83. I really don’t like comparing anybody to Leetch, and McDonagh isn’t nearly that player offensively … but man, his calmness reminds me of you-know-who.

  84. Ms. Stepan get the least amount of miles per pair of skates than any player on the team.

    Likes to stand still a lot.

  85. McD amazes me with his calmness in making deft little passes under incessant pressure in his own zone.

  86. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    God, the personality of the Philly team has not changed in 40 years. Different players, same chippy/dirty/whack job mentality.

    Mel Bridgeman, meet Steve Downie.

  87. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    The only thing worse than being on a cruise with Ron Duguay is having an intestinal infection (while on a cruise) with Ron Duguay.

  88. Stranger Nation on

    _The only thing worse than being on a cruise with Ron Duguay is having an intestinal infection (while on a cruise) with Ron Duguay_

    LMFAO

  89. Honestly Dorsett failed to win me over so far as a Ranger, I did not see anything special out of him, he fights to protect teammates, but loses most of the fights and doesn’t a whole much else, I did not see any flashes of skill or any really big hits.

  90. “The game was really speeding up for us out there today. It was like everything was happening in fast motion.” – Chris & J.T.

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

    Really tough day for open nets. Hope the Phlyers don’t pull their goaltender.

  92. I can envision Doogie entertaining on a cruise ship with his ukelele, singing ‘Over the Rainbow.’

  93. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    I’d like to know what Dave Maloney thinks of this game.

    Anson Carter? Why not ask the assistant to the traveling secretary?

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

    Good thinking. Highly probably. That’s why I encourage all people posting to get an avatar.

  95. “It was Stralman losing battle in corner and then Boyle trying to block the pass to the point and not prevent the shot from 10 ft away.”

    2 pending UFAs that should be traded ASAP.

  96. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Loved stewie’s passion but he couldn’t match a subject and a verb to save himself.

  97. Hank has that oily Casanova hair. Doogie looks like he’s wired for the disco. Both look like they could use a shower.

  98. “There is no room for Dorset and Carcillo. One needs to sit.”

    they are very smallish enforcer/agitator type, but Carcillo showed more skill and is better agitator. And Dorsett has a higher cap hit.

  99. “they are very smallish enforcer/agitator type, but Carcillo showed more skill and is better agitator. And Dorsett has a higher cap hit.”

    I meant to say

    they are very similar: smallish enforcer/agitator type, but Carcillo showed more skill and is better agitator. And Dorsett has a higher cap hit.

  100. Carcillo surprisingly proved he can play hockey and not be a total moron…never thought this was true. He has also shown more skill, better fight and taken less penalties than Dorsett. Sorry, but I think Dorsett is on his way out.

  101. “trade all pending free agents. wave white flag on 2014.”

    I bet we go further in the playoffs without them.

  102. I liked it regardless of outcome, Coos. Get Rinaldo all riled up like the dummy he is and see if he’ll do something dummy-ish.

  103. Hank has been bad this game. Maybe trade Hank for Stamkos and go with Talbot. ;)

  104. Forgetting about “stuart” was one if the best things that happened to me in the last year.

  105. Carcillo and Dorsett are redundant. Need to move one for a heavyweight. We need a heavy.

  106. Cheesesteaks are sandwiches with low grade steak and processed cheese and they are very famous in Philadelphia and something definitely worth focusing on multiple times per game every game forever until we all die but then even after that when other people are alive.

  107. Is there a such thing as a playable heavyweight today? If no, I’ll pass. I like having a functional 4th.

  108. _Yeah, Falk on defense and Carcillo on the PK. That’ll work._

    WAY TO CHOKE HANK WE’RE PAYING YOU ALL THIS MONEY AND YOU’RE GIVING UP GOALS!!!!!!!

  109. I’m waiting for the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Model Celebrity Cruise.

    Been waiting all my life.

  110. between their 4.1 million goalie who handles pucks like they are grenades with the pins already pulled & the swiss cheese D of the flyers, think we would still be down 3-2 if we had a finisher with good hands ~ MSL?

  111. Dorsett is fast. He kills penalties and he can throw em a little. He can agitate. But that fourth line was so good without him.

  112. Or does Dorsett suck because the Rangers are trailing, just as Boyle sucks every time the Rangers trail?

  113. The only knock on Dorsett is his injuries. Other than that he’s been all we could ask for.

  114. Dorsett and Carcillo are not the reason this team is down a goal. They are also not the reason this team isn’t in 1st place. They have been really helpful players

  115. Hey another whistle goes the Rangers’ way.

    So, an hour ago the Rangers were soft and getting bullied, and now we’re getting rid of one of their two tough guys who can play?

  116. Unless one of them goes for a BIG, tough forward, which won’t happen, we will need both of them for the playoffs certain nights.

  117. If Dorsett and John Moore are such crap, why would Buffalo trade Stewart and a second-rounder for them?

  118. “The only knock on Dorsett is his injuries. Other than that he’s been all we could ask for.”

    no way, he was supposed to be similar to Avery/Prust, but he hasn’t been even close.

  119. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    If we lose, it’s because we had about 10 golden opportunities we didn’t convert

  120. “If Dorsett and John Moore are such crap, why would Buffalo trade Stewart and a second-rounder for them?”

    who said they are crap, they have potential and low cap hit.

  121. Dorsett’s lucky if he gets 10 minutes. What more do you want from him in his role other than what he’s given?

  122. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    These are the games that try your patience, because they are capable of so much more than this.

  123. Carcillo should be able to PK because he can’t do anything else. Dorsett’s back, so Carcillo should be healthy scratched until an injury forces him into the lineup.

  124. Give Dorsett a break, it’s his FIRST game back from a broken leg for crying out loud!!

  125. “Dorsett before the broken leg … do we all have such short memories?”

    he what before broken leg?

  126. “Dorsett’s lucky if he gets 10 minutes. What more do you
    want from him in his role other than what he’s given?”

    He hasn’t given anything yet besides a bad penalty that cost us a goal.

  127. Stepan was in position to score. Stepan put the shot on net. If …

    A. … the shot goes in, I’m very happy and we keep Stepan

    B. … Mason makes the save, I’m very mad, Stepan is a disappointment and I think we should trade him

  128. I loved Stralman and Moore last season, but this season I hate how they played.

    Boyle is the last of the secret handshake gang, his lack of skill and speed sticks out like a sore middle finger in his case.

  129. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Until they offer low lease rates, Lee’s Toyota is a distant second

  130. Watching this game, or any game, how funny is it that Richards wears a damn letter?

  131. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Stralman and Moore getting splinters in their aasens.

    Two dumb penalties by Brassard. Is he taking lessons from Nash?

  132. Next break, its worth going back and watching Giroux flaccidly go at Pouliot after the penalty whistle.

  133. every time Hank comes out of the net or makes a pass.

    it’s like he doesn’t know the game at all…..

  134. You’re misunderstanding me, Kern. Everyone has been great and I love everyone unless they don’t score a goal then boy oh boy do I hate them and think a trade should be made.

  135. Boyle has been great? you mean that season when he took skating lessons and score 20 goals? 15 of which came on a backhand.

    Trading Callahan for the right return would be the right thing to do. We can’t afford paying borderline 2nd liners over 6 million a year and giving them 6 or 7 year deals.

  136. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Manny – If you mean,”Thank you, NHL, for instituting the trapezoid rule so Hank doesn’t handle the puck like a greased pig with a stick of dynamite in its mouth,” then I’m with you.

  137. I don’t see why we can’t have 9 players who score 30 or more goals every year I mean c’mon you’re making millions of dollars so you should really be scoring a lot of goals.

  138. And we just used up Richards’ effort on a non-goal. We’re sooooooo screwed.

  139. Rangers deserve to lose this only because of their stone hands. Clearly the better team, couldn’t score.

  140. Mason was the best player on the ice today except for that Brassard softie. Sometimes the other goalie steals a game.

  141. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Sloppy goddamn game.

    I hate these.

    This will ruin the Soldier Field game for me.

  142. _Way to not be anywhere in the replay, Richards._

    Oh stop, he’d already rushed the net once on that shift. What do you expect?

  143. _Mason was the best player on the ice today except for that Brassard softie. Sometimes the other goalie steals a game._

    Mason was two wiiiiiiide open nets away from a(nother) 4 goals against effort. We did our part helping him be good.

  144. _not very easy to get tough guys who can play. not easy at all._

    Especially at a time when we’re trying to dump one, huh?

  145. @smitchcd

    Anisimov scores SHG with 10 seconds left in second to give #CBJ 4-3 lead. Outworked Shore, Huberdeau for puck in corner, then a fine finish.

  146. Reginald Dunlop on

    Can we now stop talking about 24s professionalism..? he mailed it in today …..poor effort for a captain??????????diah him sooner and send 22 with him

  147. Trade/waive Dorsett.

    Trade Callahan for a Captain that is more offensive.

    Tell Stepan to get going or get benched.

  148. “MSG Network picked Carcillo as its NYR star of the game. really? Really??”

    at least they have good sense of humor

  149. boxcareddiehospodar on

    yeah let’s pick on callahan.
    how about hagelin?
    instead of sliding to block the shot he turns his head away.

  150. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    JR – “score more goals than the other team and good chance you win the game.

  151. “Anisimov scores SHG with 10 seconds left in second to give #CBJ 4-3 lead. Outworked Shore, Huberdeau for puck in corner, then a fine finish.”

    I liked him a lot, but his development kinda stalled and he always was pretty soft.

  152. The guy who mailed it in led our team in shots by 2. Why are there so many dumb internet people?

  153. boxcareddiehospodar on

    hagelin/boyle/stephan ineffective.

    25% of our forwards are ineffective.

  154. So today we’re trading, please help me so I don’t miss anybody, Hagelin, Callahan, Boyle, Dom Moore, Dorsett, Carcillo, Stepan, Stralman …

  155. If Richards plays this exact same game and scores a goal, he’d be “great”

  156. boxcareddiehospodar on

    Carp,

    hagelin gives us absolutely 0!!!!
    he turned his head instead of trying to block that shot.

  157. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    2Leetch2 – If Callahan tells an inappropriate joke, is that offensive enough?

  158. Hagelin, Stepan, Callahan, Strallman and # 1 and any player in Hartford for Weber or Doughty

  159. I doubt it, Alain. Richards basically has to score a goal to contribute in a game like this where he just wants no part of the ouchy touching.

  160. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    If the rangers trade everyone there’s a good chance they’ll look differently

  161. “So today we’re trading, please help me so I don’t miss anybody, Hagelin, Callahan, Boyle, Dom Moore, Dorsett, Carcillo, Stepan, Stralman”

    no Carcillo can stay for now. You missed John Moore though. Yeah we should be trading them for various reasons.

  162. You could go down in the subway, pull any two people off the train, and they could give better analysis than this.

  163. I can see why people are upset. This was a small preview playoff game, and when your players fold because of heavy competition. I agree they shouldn’t be invested in. Also no captain like behavior at all from Callahan. In fact he looks horrible.

  164. “Richards basically has to score a goal to contribute in a game like this where he just wants no part of the ouchy touching.”

    LOL, good one.

  165. I’M NOT SAYING WE COULD JUST TRADE FOR TOEWS OR STAMKOS BECAUSE THAT’S UNREALISTIC I JUST THINK THE GUYS ON OUR TEAM SHOULD PLAY LIKE TOEWS OR STAMKOS BUT NOT TOEWS FROM THURSDAY NIGHT BECAUSE HE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING AGAINST US JUST SCORE GOALS EVERYONE ALWAYS C’MON!!!!!!!

  166. “OK, just let me know who else. I’ll give the list to Slats tomorrow.”

    that would be the best thing you could do to help us become a dominant team, instead of a playoff participator.

  167. How many comments here can be rebutted by “creating the roster you want the Rangers to have is completely unrealistc”? 30% normally, 70% during losses?

  168. It the Bettman league of mediocrity, no matter how well you’ve played, lose one game in regulation and the playoff race tightens up.

  169. The best thing we could do to become a “dominant team” would be to lose really well for a half decade _and_ have that downtime coincide with really strong draft pools. Otherwise, its uphill.

  170. If you do not make trades you simply don’t get better. Identify players that aren’t really needed and move them for assets until you get players that you do need.

  171. Cally, 5 years @ $5.2M or 4 years @ $5.5M take it or hit the highway. You a 3rd line checker that can score 20+ in a good/great year.

  172. “Or they could just name you GM since you know all of this much better than the people in charge.”

    yes that could work too.

  173. Nash needs a different center. Brossard, even Richards (yes Richards) would be an upgrade over Stepan.

  174. Did you know that every other GM has a “trade our most valuable assets to the Rangers” clause in their job descriptions?

  175. If the team plays the exact same way tomorrow and beats the Bruins 4-2 everyone will be saying “bring on the playoffs”

  176. _$5.5M take it or hit the highway. You a 3rd line checker that can score 20+ in a good/great year._

    Except he scores 20 every single goddamn year. 16 in the lockout, 19 in another. Stop with this nonsense.

  177. WE NEED GREGORY CAMPBELL I’D LOVE A TEAM OF 12 GREGORY CAMPBELLS ON OFFENSE, 6 GREGORY CAMPBELLS ON DEFENSE AND CAM TALBOT IN NET!!!!!!!

  178. Kane to Sharp to Keith to Hjalmarsson to….waits 15 seconds… to Boyle… he SCORES.

  179. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Don’t sugarcoat it, Espo.

    On the St. Louis trade rumors:

    “It’s the same as this bull…t about Marty St. Louis being traded to f…..g New York for Callahan because he doesn’t get along with (Lightning general manager Steve) Yzerman. What a bunch of s..t that is.”

    On Ryan Callahan:

    “I like him, he’s a heart-and-souler, but he couldn’t score more than 25 or 30 goals in his f…..g lifetime and he doesn’t play all the time because he gets hurt, because he plays like he’s 6-foot-5.”

  180. let me get this straight. trade all ranger players who in your eyes are crap for better players on other teams? I supposed Sather will get them (GM’s) really drunk and than take advantage.

  181. Reginald Dunlop on

    Cant measure effort by shots you moron…………you know the game…..now go get your shinebox you being on here is depriving some village of a perfectly good idiot

  182. At some point we need to do an exercise where everyone shows the exact roster they’d like and then we can all rip them apart for being so preposterously ridiculous.

  183. rangers west on

    Curious to see if they trade cally. Do you think they could get a player like Dwight king and a draft pick for him?

  184. “I’m really goona tell this guy off. Which movie quote should I use? Oooo, I got just the right one. Bet it really hits hard!”

  185. “The best thing we could do to become a “dominant team” would be to lose really well for a half decade and have that downtime coincide with really strong draft pools. Otherwise, its uphill.”

    With our luck we’ll just draft Brendl, Lundmark, Malhotra, Montoya, McIlrath, Jessiman, Del Zotto type players.

    So just make smart trades and don’t give out stupid contracts.

  186. I’ve been saying it before lundqvist signed the big contract. Taslbot is the real deal. Make him the #1 and now that lundqvist is signed long term you could get a big package for him but I know that will never happen.

  187. Steps and hags for the Bayridge Honda girl and a low lease rate to be named later.

  188. Wasn’t there a guy on here who incessantly quoted another post, then replied with antagonism?

  189. rangers west on

    Kassian and Kessler for cally and hangs? Curious. I really thought we were getting Stewart.

  190. Talbot has a long, long, long, long (and I can add a few more, but won’t) way to go before he proves he’s the real deal. And they can’t trade Lundqvist.

  191. Considering DZ a bad pick is like top 5 ways to tell someone exists inside the “only superstars are worth having” bucket.

  192. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Torts – “can I ******* get some ******* players that can ******* score a ******* goal in the ******* shoot out?”

  193. carp, I forgot, new rules, right? can’t trade a player the first year of new contract?

  194. rangers west on

    Talbot is having a good year. I would not be thinking about trading hank any time soon.

  195. Ryan Miller looks like he should be in a good band that I like and Manny doesn’t like but Manny’s wife likes because his wife has better taste.

  196. tommy, I think he has a no-move clause, if I’m not mistaken. Plus good luck moving that contract this soon.

  197. LOL. Carcillo player of the game, and all the kudos for Philthy goaltender who could have given up 6 if we could shoot.

  198. _Stepan for Kassian + would actually not be so bad._

    Ok, that’s it, I give up. I’m going to walk the dog.

  199. Stranger Nation on

    Miller playing well I thought. Wish he would have finished that one in tight, but taking body and playing smart with puck.

    Refs were awful this game. Calling none of the Flyer BS in the first and then every tap during rest of game.

    If they finish the good chances, we are a happy clam

  200. rangers west on

    Did anyone else read on nhl.com that Buffalo is willing to turn . around and trade Stewart before the deadline. did I read that wrong?

  201. I think that’s the popular thinking, rw. but Buffalo wants draft picks and prospects and young players.

  202. I’m glad I didn’t watch the rangers play today. I decided to watch the Honda classic because I didn’t want to get my blood pressure up and golf relaxes me, not when I’m playing, only when I’m watching it on tv.

  203. “Did anyone else read on nhl.com that Buffalo is willing to turn . around and trade Stewart before the deadline. did I read that wrong?”

    they are not the only ones saying it

  204. rangers west on

    Is it possible to trade for Kessler without losing on the trade? just curious if torts is after any former players in NYC and AV in players from Vancouver. Surprised there has been no trade talk/rumors between the two teams. Clean slate. I guess.

  205. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    I literally could care less about the Honda Classic and what youse could of done on the links.

  206. rangers west on

    The rangers could use a player or players like Stewart or King but don’t like the idea of miller and 1st for Stewart. Seems like a better deal (s) are out there. No?

  207. Mr. d @ 3:59…..”Except he (Callahan) scores 20 every single goddamn year. 16 in the lockout, 19 in another..”

    It’s funny that you talk about nonsense Mr. d…

    Please re-check your numbers, Mr. d,…..this will be his 7th full season in the Bigs for Cally, he’s scored 20 or more a whopping 3 times. (22, 23, 29) if you agree that at 11 now, he wont get there this year either.

    Throw out last year’s lockout season, 20+ goals for Callahan? – 3 times in 6 seasons….. “Every single goddam year” ?????? can you please re check your numbers Mr. d or tone down the rhetoric. 3 out of 6 Does not equal 6 out of 6.

  208. Blues were actively shopping Stewart, that means his value is nowhere near Miller+1st, not even Miller straight up.

  209. Anson Carter thinks Pittsburgh and Boston are the two best teams in the East. Boy, I wish I was a former player so I could say stuff like that.

  210. Even if Callahan scores 20goals every season he is still a borderline 2nd liner and not even woth 5 mil, never mind 6.8

  211. He’s a second liner, not a borderline. In a good year he could play on some first lines too. He’s worth every penny of $5M+.

  212. Sorry about the math, Carp. But trust me on this one, I kinda did it for you :)

  213. rangers west on

    JR: “The best players in the league out play other players. The best are really good.”

  214. “Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up – I Told The Truth!” is on TLC if anyone is interested

  215. rangers west on

    Carp: If Miller & Boyle are on a train heading west at 232 MPH with a 10 MPH head wind. Stopping verve 1/2 hour. And The Kreider and Talbot are on a train heading East at 215 MPH. How many goals will Cally score next season?

  216. Do we have anyone left of this team who can do crosswords now that Moore is out?

  217. Ranger West,

    Probability, based on his past seasons, Cally will score less than 20.

  218. If Kreider is on a train headed east, does he still have extra transfers left over from Bridgeport to Hartford?

  219. If Boston n Pitt are one and two in the East and we are definitely top 3 in the East, that means we are number 3 in the East right?

  220. and since you obviously disagree, may I ask which of the drek teams in the Least are better than the Rangers?

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