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#2221 slasher72

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 01:34 PM

I wish we still had Johnny Oduya instead of Salvador or Volchenkov. He's still playing at a high level and I think he's a better Dman than Paul Martin is/was. Think the Hawks would do an Oduya for Volchenkov+3rd or 2nd? He could play anywhere in our top 6

If we lose Mark Fayne and keep Zids and Salvador it could be Johnny Oduya all over again in a few years. I really hope they buy out Sal and Volchenkov and bring in the youth, but I don't see it happening. Larsson is in PDB's doghouse. On the bright side I think maybe Vol gets bought out but I feel we're stuck with Sal and PDB sticks with his vets for the most part.

Fayne will be too rich for Lou's blood if he starts getting major attention from other teams. Will be fun to watch his career progress though, even if it is with another place ala Oduya. I'm happy for Oduya. Dude's probably having the time of his life in Chicago.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 04:17 PM

We are watching hockey at its very best. Wow.

 

 

 

 

This Chi/LA series has been the some of the best hockey played post-season.  Lots of fun to watch.

 

Agreed, the 2014 Western Conference Finals has turned out to be a classic, hockey at its best!

 

I hate to say it, though, as great a game as the teams from Chi-Town and the City of Angels have been playing, things could not be breaking any better for the one from the Big Apple. True, while either the Blackhawks or Kings will be favored going into the finals, one cannot discount the Rangers, who play a fast-paced game and roll four lines.


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#2223 CarpathianForest

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 05:43 PM

We're going to hear a lot about tradition and historic and etc. etc about the Rangers. Whenever any New York team goes far it's gotta be a big deal since New York is "The Greatest City in the World". The true narrative should be about a team that has won the cup 4 times since 1926. If you ask me that's a tradition of mediocrity.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:00 PM

We're going to hear a lot about tradition and historic and etc. etc about the Rangers. Whenever any New York team goes far it's gotta be a big deal since New York is "The Greatest City in the World". The true narrative should be about a team that has won the cup 4 times since 1926. If you ask me that's a tradition of mediocrity.

Right on Carp. 1 Cup in 74 years. But you won't hear that mentioned once. Oh you'll hear that one Cup mentioned non-stop (so much so that every time these jabronis like Eddie and Pierre and Healey say anything about 94- DRINK!)... You just won't hear its their only cup in 7 and a half decades. That will conveniently be left out somehow.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:46 PM

Cool billboard in Chicago: 10262256_872247062789256_894055919501236
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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:55 PM

Cool billboard in Chicago: 10262256_872247062789256_894055919501236

Cant wait for the one in LA next week 

LA King/NY Queen !!


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:56 PM

Cool billboard in Chicago: 10262256_872247062789256_894055919501236

 

It's a nice billboard, but the reality is both have been brutal. On paper, that's the one major advantage for the Rangers in the Cup Finals. Quick hasn't been very good since the 2012 Finals.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:06 PM

It's a nice billboard, but the reality is both have been brutal. On paper, that's the one major advantage for the Rangers in the Cup Finals. Quick hasn't been very good since the 2012 Finals.

Not really, Crawford and Lundy were leading in GAA until their clunker games this past week, and Quick has been through the pressure of the finals before, so 

I dont think the rags have a major advantage, also the queen cant handle the puck..at all, where as Quick is OK in that dept (not great)


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:09 PM

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:46 PM

Oh yeah, and don't forget, it's the WORLDS MOST FAMOUS ARENA!
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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:50 PM

Oh yeah, and don't forget, it's the WORLDS MOST FAMOUS ARENA!
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you must be talking about prudential center right?
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Posted 01 June 2014 - 06:14 AM

It's a nice billboard, but the reality is both have been brutal. On paper, that's the one major advantage for the Rangers in the Cup Finals. Quick hasn't been very good since the 2012 Finals.

Bullsh!t.  Tell me this again when they're 4 wins away from their 2nd cup in less than 3 years.  He's one of the best in the league still.  Just because his stats maybe have slumped since those Finals doesn't mean he hasn't played well.  It's impossible to maintain a SV% that he had in those Finals. 

 

If we lose Mark Fayne and keep Zids and Salvador it could be Johnny Oduya all over again in a few years. I really hope they buy out Sal and Volchenkov and bring in the youth, but I don't see it happening. Larsson is in PDB's doghouse. On the bright side I think maybe Vol gets bought out but I feel we're stuck with Sal and PDB sticks with his vets for the most part.

Fayne will be too rich for Lou's blood if he starts getting major attention from other teams. Will be fun to watch his career progress though, even if it is with another place ala Oduya. I'm happy for Oduya. Dude's probably having the time of his life in Chicago.

I think Lou keeps Fayne, as long as the price is right.  Lou isn't going to pay Fayne more than 4.5 or 5m/year.  That's more than Andy Greene, but Fayne did take less than 1.5 million in his last deal, so that keeps me hopeful.  We'll see if money talks with Fayne in a few weeks or so when the time comes.  He could come back on a team-friendly deal, no one knows for sure.  If Fayne doesn't come back, expect Zidlicky to come back.  But I think Fayne should be the first choice.  I'd rather see Salvador bought out and Volchenkov stays, but that's a long sh!t.  The major difference was that Oduya was traded, not let go.  Isn't it possible that Salvador retires?  How serious was his last injury before the season ended? 


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 07:00 AM

sal is not going to retire we just dont have that kind of luck around here
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Posted 01 June 2014 - 08:10 AM

Bullsh!t.  Tell me this again when they're 4 wins away from their 2nd cup in less than 3 years.  He's one of the best in the league still.  Just because his stats maybe have slumped since those Finals doesn't mean he hasn't played well.  It's impossible to maintain a SV% that he had in those Finals.  

 

He's got a .906 save percentage and 2.82 GAA in the playoffs...that's straight awful.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:30 AM

sal is not going to retire we just dont have that kind of luck around here

Sal is probably in Florida right now at the Cybergenics synthetic hormone institute turning back the clock so he can play another 5 years !


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 02:45 PM

I think I'll probably just check out from the playoffs after this game 7 tonight.

The best hockey is definitely over after this western final, and I feel deep down the Rangers are going to win this year.

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 02:59 PM

He's got a .906 save percentage and 2.82 GAA in the playoffs...that's straight awful.

 

I could care less what Quick's stats are. He's a top 5 goalie capable of stealing a series. Don't forget he was awful in the first 3 games against San Jose. But was unbeatable in their comeback. Quick can make the huge save when his team needs it. Perfect example was earlier in the series against the Hawks. Team down a goal in Game 2 staring at a 2-0 series deficit. Does the splits to prevent a goal. LA scored the next 6.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 07:12 PM

Jim Cornelison can really belt out the National Anthem.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

Jim Cornelison can really belt out the National Anthem.

That was amazing.
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Posted 01 June 2014 - 07:18 PM

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