Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by Johnnydollaz89, Apr 11, 2016.
Game 3 tonight!!!!
doobie, i must correct something i posted when we first discussed this series, that the rangers were the team to beat in the east, my mistake, its tampa, they represented the east last year, well anyway, good luck to both teams tonite, let the players figure it out! no injuries please!
Yeah Pasta, Tampa looks pretty good to me also.
1-0 Rangers in the 2nd!
I was reading sportstwo yesterday after the game to see how our old buddies would react to the loss, and they're seriously running around like chicken little as always.
Most of them seem to think that they should fire Alain Vigneault because he doesn't yell enough at the refs & because he didn't play Dylan McIlrath enough in the playoffs.
Do you guys think that an early playoff exit this year offsets coaching them to the President's Trophy last year & taking them to the Stanley Cup Finals the year before that?
Just doesn't seem to make any sense to me.
Hey doobie, just got down to the south Florida home, and you would have been real proud , of the many boats that passed by today some kid was holding a blown up penguin proudly as he went by, congrats my friend, hope you go the distance! As far as the other board you mentioned, on occasion , i have stopped by to see if there was anything of interest to read, nothing!!! But I did get a huge laugh at the one who claims to be the masheeacha, who posted' who could ever have predicted m staal & girardi would have fallen so fast!!! R u kidding meathead!!!! I have been banned by that buffoon for posting exactly that for years!!!! What a tool. Lol
Seems like you called it regarding Staal & Girardi, Pasta. Now all of a sudden, they're all calling for Staal & Girardi to be traded.
Won't be surprised if they start agreeing with @stealth regarding Lundqvist also.
LOOK at the numbers on HANKS vulnerable areas....its crazy how he chokes all the time in those areas. THE new GM isn't helping the cause either. HANK was complete shit at the end of the season and the 1st round postseason. HE made his front 5 feel like they had to play defense all the time and thus not getting enough offensive opportunities. RAANTA ...The question now is can he hold his own, Major goaltending issues ahead for the GM.
For the first time ever, I'll admit you were 100% right about Lundqvist. He should get more blame than everyone else for what happened to the Rangers. Raanta should've started game 5 IMO.
Don't even get me started on how it's all not Hank's fault, i'm tired of seeing this fan base bash him, I can't wait for him to request a trade and we're left with Hellberg or Skapski as the starter and a bottom feeder for many years to come.
I think you could only put so much blame on the team. Keep in mind, they would've had to score 6-7 goals to win some of these games. I'm just saying that it makes a lot more sense to blame Henrik Lundqvist than to blame Alain Vigneault. Most people are blaming Vigneault for stupid things (e.g. not yelling at the refs, not playing Dylan McIlrath enough, & playing Tanner Glass too much). Let's say he had yelled at the refs, played Dylan McIlrath, & scratched Tanner Glass - would that have really changed anything?
For the past 11 years, Hank has done it on his own, this team would be AWFUL had they not drafted and developed him the way they did. He has CARRIED mediocre teams to the playoffs 10/11 years
This is true, but what if we're only talking about this year?
Hank has shown his weaknesses the past 3 years . The things I have stated really camr to frition this regular and postseason....if he goes to another team he wont start, his career is coming to a full circle
Lundy was a better then avg player who played great at times, if you think he belonged in the same class as Brodeur, u my friend are a homer! We saw Lundy play all the time, you could count on a goal getting by in pressure games in a 2 minute time frame, you just felt it! You wonder if he wasn't as good looking , playing in NYC , would he be a king? I agree if not for him rangers are not same, but no rings, no bling!
NY didn't annoint him "The King" he had the nickname before he even got tk NY....
Also, 15-4 in elimination games in his career, i'd say that was pretty clutch.
Wait a second, @Johnnydollaz89, you're trying to say he was called "The King of New York" before he even came to New York?
Not taking anything away from Lundy, very appreciative of what he has done! just don't think he belongs in class of the great!
They're trying to say that John Tavares is the new King of New York...
John Tavares, the new King of New York hockey
Goes without saying that John Tavares is one heck of a player, but the only reason people love the Islanders and hate the Rangers right now is because the Islanders dropped their final 2 games to set up a matchup with the Panthers instead of with the Penguins.
No, his nickname was "King Henrik" before he even was drafted here, it was something they called him in Sweden, then, when he got to NY and played lights out, us Ranger fans ran with it. We did not give him the nickname..
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