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metswon69
03-31-2014, 07:35 PM
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Rangers (42-30-4) Vs Canucks (34-31-11)
When: April 1st, 2014
Time: 10:00 PM
Where: Rogers Arena
Channel:TSN, RDS2, MSG


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvaRaLH7h8Q


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SLY WILLIAMS
03-31-2014, 07:56 PM
Could be a tough road game. Van is in a basically win every game or miss the playoffs position now.

Beltrans Mole
03-31-2014, 09:25 PM
Could be a tough road game. Van is in a basically win every game or miss the playoffs position now.

True but we need these games just as much :)

bsi
03-31-2014, 10:18 PM
St.Louis has to finally score....the TSN broadcast made a good point the other night that there were too many left hand players on the pp line with St.Louis and nobody who was able to take a one timer from the left side making it too predictable where the puck was going.

mudvayne387
04-01-2014, 09:14 AM
Call me crazy, but I would start Talbot again tonight, and then once more on April 10th against Buffalo. Give Henrik as much rest as possible before heading into the post season.

MJL80
04-01-2014, 11:10 AM
Call me crazy, but I would start Talbot again tonight, and then once more on April 10th against Buffalo. Give Henrik as much rest as possible before heading into the post season.

Makes sense, I agree with this

Beltrans Mole
04-01-2014, 11:50 AM
Call me crazy, but I would start Talbot again tonight, and then once more on April 10th against Buffalo. Give Henrik as much rest as possible before heading into the post season.

It's such a luxury having a backup as good as Talbot has been this season. Being able to spell Hank late in the season while not missing a beat is a HUGE advantage this time of year. What do you guys think will happen to Talbot next year? I can see many teams lining up for him considering his numbers this year.

Redfish
04-01-2014, 12:41 PM
It's such a luxury having a backup as good as Talbot has been this season. Being able to spell Hank late in the season while not missing a beat is a HUGE advantage this time of year. What do you guys think will happen to Talbot next year? I can see many teams lining up for him considering his numbers this year.

Cam has been wonderful. His contract at $563k per season is also a gift for the Rangers. However, that contract expires at the end of next season when Talbot will become a UFA. I would anticipate the Rangers addressing Talbot's contract extension sooner, rather than later, with Talbot getting a reasonable raise and maybe a 2-3 year term.

I don't think Talbot is perceived yet as being ready to be a full-time NHL goalie and, from a career standpoint, being the backup to Hank the next few years is a great way to advance your development. So I am hopeful Talbot will be resigned and be our backup for a few years still. I guess it is possible the kid has such high confidence in himself that he decides to play out his contract and try to become a full-time goalie after next season, but that's not my impression of how things will transpire.

SLY WILLIAMS
04-01-2014, 01:47 PM
Cam has played great. Way better than I ever thought he could. Still we have had backups play great in the past as well so I would probably prefer to 1 year deals.

AV is not a perfect coach. There are no perfect coaches but I think he keeps this team light. He said he has a hard working team. I bet the guys appreciate hearing that. I liked this exchange below:

Vigneault had a hilarious answer to a question about how such a talented offensive player as Canucks forward Alex Burrows could go 35 games without a goal, as he did this season: ďIím fortunate right now to have the top scorer in the NHL for the past four years playing for my team (in Martin St. Louis), and weíre 9-4-1 since heís been here, but he doesnít have a goal and has three assists. Iíve turned him into a defensive specialist (laughs). Ya know, thatís part of my genius plan.Ē

redwhiteandblue
04-01-2014, 01:51 PM
By the way for those of us that are fuzzy on how the playoff picture works:

Playoffs now consist of four brackets. Two from each conference, one for each division. Each bracket gets determined initially by the 1-3 seeds being awarded to the top point getters from each bracket. The two wildcards then fill in based on the lower wild card facing off against the higher one seed. So if it were today, based on these standings:

http://espn.go.com/nhl/standings

The Atlantic bracket would be:

1 Boston Bruins
vs
WC 2 (Bruins have the best record in the east, hence playing the lower wildcard

2 Montreal Canadiens
vs
3 Tampa Bay Lightning

The Metro bracket would be:

1 Pittsburgh Penguins
vs
WC 1

2 New York Rangers
vs
3 Philadelphia Flyers

Then, considering in the Wild Card standings, they fit as listed above. The wacky part here is that Detroit would shift over to our bracket from the Atlantic and Columbus would shift over to the Atlantic bracket from the Metro.

The conference finals are represented by the teams that win each of the bracket.

I like the new system, it gives a chance to breed a lot of contempt and solid rivalries. The NYR/Flyers rivalry will be even richer if we get to face eachother in round 1 this year.

mudvayne387
04-01-2014, 01:56 PM
It's such a luxury having a backup as good as Talbot has been this season. Being able to spell Hank late in the season while not missing a beat is a HUGE advantage this time of year. What do you guys think will happen to Talbot next year? I can see many teams lining up for him considering his numbers this year.

Hmmm Good Question ...

Some backup goalies go on to become all-star caliber starters, while some never reach their full potential and end up playing overseas. I'm sure teams would be hesitant to give Talbot a multi year big dollar contract seeing as he only has 20 or so NHL starts under his belt. My guess is he takes a one or two year deal and shores up his game behind one of the leagues best and then looks to cash in when he is 27-28 years old ...

bsi
04-01-2014, 07:37 PM
The rumoured lines have us finally moving Richards back to wing tonight, Moore to center his line with St.Louis. Been hoping to see Moore move up the depth chart since a while, when he was in Toronto he was used in more offensive spots at times and it paid off. The 4th line could be nasty to play against.

Hagelin Stepan Nash
Richards Moore St.Louis
Pouliot Brassard Zuccarello
Dorset Boyle Carcillo

bsi
04-01-2014, 10:19 PM
That 4th line is something we havent had in a long time. If we could only get St.Louis going we could do some damage in playoffs.

NYY09
04-01-2014, 10:22 PM
That 4th line is something we havent had in a long time. If we could only get St.Louis going we could do some damage in playoffs.

this. And also, what an addition Carcillo has been. Really like his game. Even so far as to hope he re-signs...

bsi
04-01-2014, 10:24 PM
That 4th line is something we havent had in a long time. If we could only get St.Louis going we could do some damage in playoffs.

this. And also, what an addition Carcillo has been. Really like his game. Even so far as to hope he re-signs...

He has really impressed me with his composure, he used to be such an unpredictable guy you couldn't play him, guess when you start running out of options you have to change your game..good on him.

NYY09
04-01-2014, 10:30 PM
He has really impressed me with his composure, he used to be such an unpredictable guy you couldn't play him, guess when you start running out of options you have to change your game..good on him.

Looks like he has matured, and yes, good on him for getting it together. Could be a real difference maker come playoff time. Def brings an element the team is short on also.

NYY09
04-01-2014, 10:33 PM
got a feeling St.Louis breaks the shnide tonight...

J4KOP99
04-01-2014, 10:40 PM
I love to see pouli get rewarded like that. The guy has been playing well this whole year but was in a bit of a scoring slump. He and Dominic Moore have been great for us this year.

bsi
04-01-2014, 10:47 PM
As much as we crap on Sather, me included, he did a good job getting Moore, Pouliot and Carcillo here..all three have been great for us and good on Vigneault for sticking with Pouliot when he struggled to find his game here.

J4KOP99
04-01-2014, 10:50 PM
Agreed bsi. I also like the Diaz addition.

On another note, Philly just lost in a shoot out.

NYY09
04-01-2014, 11:02 PM
As much as we crap on Sather, me included, he did a good job getting Moore, Pouliot and Carcillo here..all three have been great for us and good on Vigneault for sticking with Pouliot when he struggled to find his game here.

Def nice to see moves working out, for a change. Now lets hope Marty gets its going, cuz what a difference he could make... :drool:

bsi
04-01-2014, 11:07 PM
Agreed bsi. I also like the Diaz addition.

On another note, Philly just lost in a shoot out.

Diaz was a steal...Vancouver and Montreal never gave him a chance

Beltrans Mole
04-01-2014, 11:41 PM
Diaz was a steal...Vancouver and Montreal never gave him a chance

Love how Diaz and Pouliot are playing right now. And McD but that goes without saying. Him and Staal are unstoppable together.

J4KOP99
04-02-2014, 12:14 AM
!!!!!!!!!!!!

bsi
04-02-2014, 12:14 AM
St.louis! !!!!!!!!!

bobb
04-02-2014, 12:15 AM
Miracle

J4KOP99
04-02-2014, 12:16 AM
That's a huge goal

Beltrans Mole
04-02-2014, 12:22 AM
There's a good spot for your first goal lol

J4KOP99
04-02-2014, 12:22 AM
Boyle definitely had his eyes shut on that last shot. Just hoping for the best haha

nyr2002nyr
04-02-2014, 12:23 AM
There's a good spot for your first goal lol

Did you guys hear me celebrate Steps SH rebound goal lol ok good

J4KOP99
04-02-2014, 12:28 AM
It did look like stepans rebound attempt went in. It must have been someone's stick blade.

What a great save by hank.

J4KOP99
04-02-2014, 12:33 AM
Are you kidding me with that ****? I would have gotten up, made a b line toward torts, and cracked him right in the face.

bobb
04-02-2014, 12:34 AM
agreed thats all Torts and his BS antics

bsi
04-02-2014, 12:36 AM
I agree with Carcillo....whatever he was trying to convince AV off I am all for it.

sacgiants1213
04-02-2014, 12:50 AM
I guarantee AV considers this win his favorite win.

puckhead54
04-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Nailed:hat-tip: it called MSL to score last night back on 3/29 just tooting my own horn. Great win last night now comes a good test against the Avalanche. Hope Mac is not hurt looking for any reports can't find anything yet.

nyr2002nyr
04-02-2014, 09:10 AM
So as far as im concerned they won the game 4-1 with Steps scoring. If Mac is hurt we are in the crapper

Beltrans Mole
04-02-2014, 10:20 AM
So as far as im concerned they won the game 4-1 with Steps scoring. If Mac is hurt we are in the crapper

That was such a cheap shot by Burrows on McD...total crap. Less than a minute left down by two goals and you blindside someone like that?

nyr2002nyr
04-02-2014, 10:58 AM
That was such a cheap shot by Burrows on McD...total crap. Less than a minute left down by two goals and you blindside someone like that?

Yeah it was. I have hung out with him a few times and he seems like a decent guy. He played ECHL here in Greenville and he BF and linemate is my buddy. He still comes to hnag out with him and his family. But you know how some people are during the game. That was a classic torts ending though.

NYY09
04-02-2014, 11:05 AM
got a feeling St.Louis breaks the shnide tonight...

:dance2:

nyr2002nyr
04-02-2014, 11:51 AM
NEWS: Ryan McDonagh will travel with the team to Denver, injury is said to not be serious

J4KOP99
04-02-2014, 11:57 AM
NEWS: Ryan McDonagh will travel with the team to Denver, injury is said to not be serious

Great news. We need the horse.

SLY WILLIAMS
04-02-2014, 12:35 PM
That was such a cheap shot by Burrows on McD...total crap. Less than a minute left down by two goals and you blindside someone like that?

I was worried about a injury in this game before it took place. Van has gooned it up a bit this season. I guess that is their new identity this season.

Beltrans Mole
04-02-2014, 02:10 PM
NEWS: Ryan McDonagh will travel with the team to Denver, injury is said to not be serious

Great news, he took two massive hits last night. Guy is tough as nails!

mudvayne387
04-02-2014, 02:12 PM
IDK, I really didn't think it was a "cheap shot". Just because they were down by 2 with under a minute doesn't mean that teams stop playing. Usually when the hockey world is divided on whether or not a hit was "cheap", I tend to lean towards it being non-malicious. Anyways, I am glad that McD is not seriously hurt and especially glad that MSL got that pesky goal out of the way. Hopefully now he loosens up and the girls start piling up.

nyr2002nyr
04-02-2014, 02:56 PM
IDK, I really didn't think it was a "cheap shot". Just because they were down by 2 with under a minute doesn't mean that teams stop playing. Usually when the hockey world is divided on whether or not a hit was "cheap", I tend to lean towards it being non-malicious. Anyways, I am glad that McD is not seriously hurt and especially glad that MSL got that pesky goal out of the way. Hopefully now he loosens up and the girls start piling up.

He went in with both hands up targeting the head IMO its dirty

SLY WILLIAMS
04-02-2014, 03:14 PM
He went in with both hands up targeting the head IMO its dirty

I have seen worse for sure but if my memory is correct he not only went up high but McD was basically engaged with another player when Burrows was lining him up from the blind side. It seemed at the time that 1 Canuck still had partial contact with McD when Burrows went towards the side of McD's face. The Canucks used to be mostly about the Sedins and Kesler. Now guys like Sesito, Kassien, etc are the ones I hear about.

bsi
04-02-2014, 03:35 PM
I dont have too much problem with that hit really, his hands got up but thats about it. The timing of it in the last mins of a game maybe but McDonaghs injury came from Kassian not Burrows if you asked me. Kassian and Burrows were finishing a hit, burrows could have gotten a roughing for his hands being in mcdonagh's face but the penalty he got was more than he deserved I think. Hopefully McDonagh takes his time with the injury, we have enough Dmen that we can weather the storm for a bit. Big loss though.

nyr2002nyr
04-02-2014, 04:19 PM
JT Miller sent back down

SLY WILLIAMS
04-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Do we have one of the best groups of RW's in the league?

Nash
St. Louis
Mats
Dorsett

fingerbang
04-02-2014, 05:38 PM
Yea, but we probably have one worst groups of C's and LW's. :laugh2:

SLY WILLIAMS
04-02-2014, 06:51 PM
Yea, but we probably have one worst groups of C's and LW's. :laugh2:

I think our centers may be considered average. We do not really have a #1 center but it could be argued that we have 3 centers worthy of 2nd line. Plus Boyle and Moore on the 4th line.

By the way sometimes I feel this whole board outside of myself hates Slats so I was surprised to see him get a little praise in this thread last night for Moore, Pouilet, and Diaz.

Redfish
04-02-2014, 10:44 PM
The Flyers looked VERY good on the road against the St. Louis Blues last night (before losing 1-0 in a shoot-out). I hope we can secure home-ice advantage for the 1st playoff round; think it will be important --- getting out of the 1st round the past several seasons has not been easy.

bsi
04-03-2014, 01:24 AM
Yea, but we probably have one worst groups of C's and LW's. :laugh2:

I think our centers may be considered average. We do not really have a #1 center but it could be argued that we have 3 centers worthy of 2nd line. Plus Boyle and Moore on the 4th line.

By the way sometimes I feel this whole board outside of myself hates Slats so I was surprised to see him get a little praise in this thread last night for Moore, Pouilet, and Diaz.

Never said i really liked him as 3 rights don't compensate for 10 wrongs but he does upgrade from Pyatt and Powe with Moore and Pouliot. Personally I think he has had the title of GM for too long without a cup.

Mr Costanza
04-03-2014, 06:59 AM
I hate west coast trips. I'm a early to bed kinda guy. If I stay up for these games I have an awful dry hangover the next day.

nyr2002nyr
04-03-2014, 10:27 AM
2 big points tonight lets get them! I guess if Mac cant play it even it up with Dutch out

SLY WILLIAMS
04-03-2014, 11:31 AM
Rangers lead the league with their franchise record 25 road wins this season.

I noticed we win games more traditionally now...by traditionally I mean it does not seem like we are relying on the shootout as much as we did in previous years.

nyr2002nyr
04-03-2014, 11:32 AM
Rangers lead the league with their franchise record 25 road wins this season.

I noticed we win games more traditionally now...by traditionally I mean it does not seem like we are relying on the shootout as much as we did in previous years.

Yeah they hardly have any.

Redfish
04-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Rangers lead the league with their franchise record 25 road wins this season.

I noticed we win games more traditionally now...by traditionally I mean it does not seem like we are relying on the shootout as much as we did in previous years.

If our home record was comparable to prior seasons we would be up there or ahead of the Penguins in our division.

Would it surprise people to know we are not really scoring as much as we did in prior seasons? Here are the stats:

2013-2014 2.65 goals per game 17th in league A Vigneault
2012-2013 2.62 15th J Tortorella
2011-2012 2.71 11th J Tortorella
2010-2011 2.73 17th J Tortorella
2009-2010 2.67 16th J Tortorella
2008-2009 2.44 28th T Renney (fired after 61 games)

I was shocked when I saw this; it seems like our offense is materially better than years past. I don't know what to make of this, if anything, but I was surprised.