1’st on Break Up Day!
I’m OTTa HERE!!!
I am also first.
K I’m back…. what did I miss?
Has Boyle signed yet, or will he hold out and pull a PRUSTER???
GWG St. Louis. Rangers force Game 7 Wednesday!
Not sure what I said that put me in moderation?
Rob I thought we had to play tonight’s game first?
CCCP Why you no say hi when I yell your name?
this loss still stings, a lot…but…....
the Rangers effort in the last 2 games helped to partially salvage the series, imo. had they been swept and gone down the way they looked in most of game 2 and all of 3, I think the SCP would have been an utter failure. but this team won a game 4 in which they were blatantly outmatched, and had all kinds of chances to force a game 6. Lundqvist was unbelievable when it mattered most. Brian Boyle had a tremendous playoffs, as did Dominick Moore. The Rangers don’t make it through any of those rounds without the 3 guys mentioned.
as for Brian Boyle, you’ll never hear me criticize him again. I know you guys like to hang a sign on me that I’m a goals scored guy and nothing (which isn’t true but last I checked you can’t win a game without scoring a goal) so you’re going to say I like Boyle now because he scored. and again, that isn’t true, his effort throughout those 25 games was tremendous but the goal he scored, not that he scored, but how and when he did it, shows the true worth of the player. you can say whatever you want about Brad Richards’ contributions but the supposedly Cup-winning guy never scored a goal at any point in the season as big as the one Boyle scored in game 5 (in a losing effort).
also, I’m as big a critic of Anton Stralman as anybody here. I’m sure I said multiple times he was barely an NHL d-man. but he showed his mettle this season and in the postseason. he played big and quick, showed some offense and was great in the transition game. he dramatically outplayed every Ranger defenseman that wasn’t named Ryan McDonagh. if you don’t want to re-sign him, simply put, you weren’t paying attention.
since I focused on the goal Boyle he scored, I showed also have said that he utterly outplayed Richards in all facets of the game in the postseason. and Richards, to his credit, did show up in game 5 and may have had his best game of the playoffs. but ultimately, like to much to do with Brad Richards as a NY Ranger, his contribution came to nothing.
and I have no interest in hearing anything Dan Girardi has to say unless it’s that he’ll be forfeiting his salary for the next 6 seasons. guy is dead to me.
since I focused on the goal Boyle scored, I should also have said that he utterly outplayed Richards in all facets of the game in the postseason. and Richards, to his credit, did show up in game 5 and may have had his best game of the playoffs. but ultimately, like to much to do with Brad Richards as a NY Ranger, his contribution came to nothing.
sorry for the double-post…the first one had iPhone typos anyway
more audio and video to come.
Carp you are killing me
I keep getting Carped!
good column today, though