Found November 19, 2011 on
Bleeding All Blue:
New York Rangers certainly didn’t resemble a team that entered Saturday night
riding a seven game winning streak by playing a listless game in a 4-0 loss to
the Montreal Canadiens. The Rangers were
a step behind from the opening drop of the puck as they failed to threaten
Montreal much at all. Only generating 17
shots against the injury depleted Canadiens blue line is inexcusable.
looking to put this loss on Martin Biron is missing the point of tonight’s
game. Biron gave up a soft goal to
Gionta in the second period, but with the lack of effort by the rest of the
guys who dressed it wouldn’t have mattered.
player that seemed to have jump tonight was Brandon Prust.
was an awful effort, but they were due for a bad game after winning seven in a
row, so do not lose sight of the good that his been done lately just because of
this one. Sometimes an awful performance
like this is the reality check that a team needs as it will get their attention
again and give Tortorella something to get back to working on. Worst part about this one is that the Rangers have three more days off before they get back at it down in Florida against the Panthers.
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I'll start by saying that 21-year-old defenseman Michael Del Zotto has neither been as good as his rookie season nor as bad as his sophomore season so far this year. He's been somewhere in the middle through 17 games, and due to inconsistency from night to night, has also been very difficult to judge. At times he's been serviceable and has shown signs of regaining...
As we attempt to give back to our awesome followers here, we are giving the opportunity to write guest posts that we will post on Sundays. In the first of these guest posts, poster Brian looks at how we can judge if Brad Richards and Mike Rupp were worth signing this offseason.
There is a question every market will pose when their team has sprung an extra buck to add someone with...
Winning or losing, head coach John Tortorella is always critiquing his hockey club and pointing out the things that they can do better. Yesterday, though, with his team on a 7-game winning streak, the coach sat back and pointed out all of the positives he's seen in the Rangers and talked about how they've been so successful.
Here's the video courtesy of Blueshirts...
According to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, New York Rangers defensemen Marc Staal has started to ride a stationary bicycle. Matheson indicates that Staal is “weeks away” from returning. John Jeansonne of Newsday also wrote yesterday that there is no update on Staal. It was reported earlier in the week by Larry Brooks of [...]
… Derek Stepan has been a total beast through this 7 game winning streak. Steve Eminger shows flashes of being a solid 3rd pairing d-man than the inconsistency shines through, but so far he has done a decent job. I wonder who will be the first to go when Anton Stralman is ready to play, [...]
Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 (OT)
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, November 18, 2011 - Defenseman Brendan Bell’s breakaway goal with 6.8 seconds left in overtime gave the Connecticut Whale a 3-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Friday night at the XL Center.
The win pushed the Whale (8-4-1-2) into first place in the Northeast Division with 19 points.
The New York Rangers will not only be seeking their eighth straight win tonight in Montreal, but they will also be looking to make franchise history as well. The Blueshirts have not won eight consecutive games in 37 years, as the last time they succeeded in the accomplishment was in 1975. Because of this, tonight's contest against the Canadiens will put a little more pressure...
I normally do not post John Tortorella's postgame comments here on the blog, but last night I thought the coach did a fantastic job of summing up his team's 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. For once, I agreed with everything the coach said, so I found this one worth posting...
I feel like the fans are going a little overboard with the drama after...
All good things come to an end at some point, but it's that much more frustrating when it ends without much of a fight. The New York Rangers did not contest the Montreal Canadiens tonight when defending their seven-game winning streak, and also missed out on an opportunity to make franchise history. There are 101 reasons you can come up with for tonight's loss, but the bottom...
CTWhale.com reports that Carl Hagelin tied the CT Whale lead in goals with his seventh of the season as the Rangers AHL affiliate defeated the Sprindfield Sound Tigers (Islanders affiliate) 3-2 in overtime.Brendan Bell scored the game winner in overtime off a perfect clearing pass from Mats Zuccarello. Tim Erixon had the assist on Hagelin's goal.Hagelin now has six points (four...
Eight years ago, the Rangers selected Hugh Jessiman with the 12th overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The Rangers drafted him over such notables as Dustin Brown, Zach Parise, Brent Seabrook, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Mike Richards, and Corey Perry. Everyone knows how that turned out, and fans are still complaining about it eight years later. It’s about time to look at what...
Opponent: Les Habitants (8-8-3)
Leading Scorer: Tomas Plekanec (4-14-18)
Goaltender: Carey Price (2.29 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Projected Lines:
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Sean Avery-Brian Boyle-Ruslan Fedotenko
Brandon Prust-Erik Christensen-Andre Deveaux
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Mike Sauer
The NHL usually releases the results of All Star voting every Tuesday so what worked real well last year was to get a big vote out on Mondays.So what I'm asking everyone to do is vote at least 90 times for Dan Girardi today.The best way to get around the 30 vote limit using the online ballot is to create numerous NHL profiles using multiple e-mail accounts. The easiest way to...
Their legs didn’t move Saturday and they had Sunday off.
Today the Rangers go back to work on this next three-day hiatus. Then they play three games in less than four days starting Wednesday in Sunrise.
I’m working on a story for next week, so I’m going to try to get over there this morning.
Will update from there. Hopefully with some audio, etc.
Drafts are a tricky beast. It is almost impossible to really evaluate how a team did on draft day, or for several years following the draft. The general rule of thumb is to wait three or four years before really digging down and seeing how a team performed in the draft. Waiting five years, as we have done with this post and the 2006 draft, just adds a little more solid fact to what...