That was a brutal call on Pahlsson.
Girardi takes a terrible angle, and completely fucks up there. Inexcusable.
The Rangers have nothing to complain about re: the refs tonight so far.
That is a great shot by Freddie Shoes
Another too many men penalty
honestly, can anyone who likes Renney justify Voros being rewarded with PP time??
Ugly start, countless turnovers in the defensive end all period long, a terrible penalty in the offensive zone by a player who ought to be in the ECHL. That’s Renney hockey.
cakewalk, my father (who saw his first Ranger game in 1932!) was at that game when Hadfield went over the glass, and the next morning he couldn’t stop talking about it while I was eating my cornflakes. But I didn’t know that Emile and Vic were not on speaking terms, is that really true? Very sad if so, life is too short.
kaspar, wasn’t nick beverley the chump the NYR got for Hadfield? I remember that Sunday aft in ‘74 too well. The Rangers scored the first goal but were chasing it from that moment on. seeing Hadfield laugh in the box was killing; as I recall he was chatting up the sin bin attendant.
jjp, you wrote “No one on the roster who is sitting or in Hartford is as good a player or a substitute for Gomez or Naslund (or even Drury, Redden, Rozsival).”
Over a full season, no doubt you are right. For a night? To send a message that lazy, unstructured, unproductive play will not be tolerated by team leaders? Dead wrong.
Trues fans, I am mostly with you. but I agree with Ford that Renney isn’t dumb (as you say) but instead very very fearful.
LI Joe, you are kidding yourself if you think Avery won’t get another chance in the league. Who knows where, but one of those 29 guys you cite will pull the trigger.
McGuire praising the Rangers and Renney for going out with a whimper. Tremendous. Thank you sir, may I have another!
Dawes and Callahan have been switched from their regular lines.
Too much resting on the laurels from Chicago—the sign of a complacent team. Not good.
This is a pitiful effort to put forth on national TV, even if only about 10,000 people are watching.
Redden teeing it up for … Redden.
Pierre Larouche in Mario’s box
Has Prucha had any PP time in this period?
How can the slash on Betts be missed?? It was right in front of the ref.
Somebody needs to target Malkin and drill him.
Horrible pass by Zherdev on the PP
That was a great play.
Someone let me know when Naslund STOPS putting the puck on his backhand when he doesn’t have to on a scoring chance. That is twice today.
Come on, the game isn’t over yet.
Not a good goal by HL—- and Dawes effed up badly by not hustling on the backcheck.
Edzo is right—- the way you slow Pitt down is being physical.
Wasn’t Dubi just hooked down to the ice?? Right in front of a zebra??
That’s what happens when you get outworked so badly.
Amazing game/win. Hank was unreal, good to see Drury live up to his role. I just hope Renny makes his point in the postgame. Refs who respect and fear coaches would never call a game like the one they just called on our coach. And he has to change that perception NOW, before the playoffs.
Pathetic Renny, not blowing his cool until the FIFTH 5-on-3. And look what happens, Campbell gets a horrible call against him. Maybe because the ref finally got shown up by Casper Milktoast?
Th ref says, Renny! You’re down a man again!
Renny says, Thank you sir, may I have another!
Too much stick checking in front of Hank—- forget the puck and take the man!
OK, now let’s see if they keep forechecking or try to run out the clock.
Zherdev should be double-shifted a lot this period. But the coach doesn’t believe in scary things like playing for the win, so….
Renney’s response to this third call is so pathetic that it makes me want to puke. What a pussy milktoast
Horrible penalty for Betts to take in that area of the ice.
Man, Naslund has had some opportunities tonight in front of the net.
Not a good start to the 2nd so far…
jjp, you play hockey, don’t you? Then you should know from pee wees that you don’t play the puck carrier, you play the other guy, leaving the goalie to take one guy, the shooter. Doesn’t matter if it’s Kane or Gordie Howe, you can’t make the goalie have to sweep across the crease to deal with a pass getting rhough to the second guy. Hockey 101.
Girardi makes plays like that every single game, and now isn’t scoring any points to offset the shitty defensive work.
The Rangers D still doesn’t apparently know how to play a 2-on-1 against. Unreal.
Nice set-up by Prucha for Dawes from the off wing.
CCCP, that is a fantastic story, what a hoot. Even the man on the street, er, woman, knows what’s what.
jjp, I agree with you on the talent level. Look at MSG’s vault for Rangers games in the 70s. Half the guys can’t skate as well as Colton Orr. At least 70% of the problem with lower goal scoring is due to outsized goalie equipment.
Beer Me, to be lectured by you about the “mature” way to deal with other posters on a day where youve told CCCP to blow you and to “F himself doosh” is great comedy, even for you. you were completely wrong in your post about Brooks, so grow up and own it.
Beer me, as usual you’re wrong. Two examples just off the top of my head: Brooks wrote for weeks that Prucha should be in the lineup before he was put there; Brooks wrote that the power play needed to be practiced before it finally was again.
CCCP and kaspar, i totally agree on Washington and how they play at a pace and with a hunger that the Rangers under Renny can’t even imagine. It is not just their talent but the mindset——a coach that plays to crush and not to “feel out” the opponent. What a concept.
Ovechkin does not like Malkin. (join the club)
kaspar, very funny. you ought to be heading political campaigns (if you aren’t already)
wd40sucks, here I is! Not a hater, but a definite disliker.