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Matteau#32

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In Topic: Yandle/Summers/4th to NY Duclair, 1st(16), 2nd(15), & J. Moore

Today, 10:03 AM

I think the Isles and Tampa Bay disagree. Montreal too this year, maybe. Although I agree Pittsburgh can't get it done against the Rangers.

Montreal doesn't have the depth the Rangers have, not even close.  Tampa is tough to judge.  They beat the Rangers all 3 times they played this year, pretty handily, too.  On the otherhand, They played 3 times in 3 weeks (or something like that) when Tampa was playing the best they played all year and when the Rangers were playing the worst they played all year. But, I think it will be Detroit or Boston coming out of that division (assuming no cross-over of the wild-card teams).  

 

With Pittsburgh, it is just strange.  For a long time, it didn't matter how well Lundqvist was playing headed into the game, Malkin and Crosby just knew how to score on him.  Never figured out why.  Maybe they were picking up something he was doing that let them know where he was most vulnerable at the time, similar to how a pitcher will sometimes tip his pitches.  Lately though, just hasn't been the case.

In Topic: Yandle/Summers/4th to NY Duclair, 1st(16), 2nd(15), & J. Moore

Today, 09:56 AM

It's not a great team as is and they overpaid for a guy who is overrated at even strength. If Girardi had been in the deal, as was rumoured, it'd been much better, but that dcorps is gonna be brutal. Sather is the best at making bad deals disappear, but this is bad for NYR.

They are 28-7-2 in their last 37 games.  They are 10-2-2 since Lundqvist went down.  Who do you consider great? Even strength is not an issue for the Rangers, and he is better than Moore at even strength, so that is an improvement.  Their issue has been the power play which is where Yandle is very good.  +/- is such a dumb stat for many reasons. First, it obviously doesn't include PP goals, which count on the scoreboard just as much as even strength goals.  second, players can get a minus or plus when they had nothing to do with the play.  Or, not get a plus or minus if they were involved with the play, but got off the ice before the goal was scored.  Happened to I think Jesper Fast last night.  Made a great play in the corner to keep the play alive, pased the puck, went for a change and the goal was scored after he was on the bench.  Doesn't get a plus, but without his play they definitely don't score.  Even the minus Yandle received last night was bogus.  Had as much to do with the Preds scoring as you and I did.

 

I loved what I saw out of Duclair and hoped he would be back after the World Juniors.  But, this team is in a win-now mode and you have to give to get.  Besides, it is going to be a late first rounder, so it is a crapshoot.  Not as if they gave up the first or second overall.  Rangers have also been good with the middle and late round picks.  Look at 2013 for example.  They didnt have a first or second rounder, but so far it is has the potential to be one of the best draft years they have every had.

In Topic: Should Schneider be traded?

27 February 2015 - 10:40 AM

 

However, what would you do if Anaheim came calling and offered John Gibson (or Andersen - take your pick), a 2015 1st, a 2016 1st, and Kyle Palmieri (or another one of their top young forwards in their system)? 

There isn't a GM In the league that wouldn't take that package for their goalie.  Sather included for Lundqvist.

 

edit:  Today, Sather and other teams would reject the deal, especially if they are in the "Win Now" mode.  However, night before the draft?  EVERYONE would take that deal.

In Topic: 2014-2015 Around the league thread

27 February 2015 - 10:39 AM

Never want to here a rags fan complain about a non call ever again. that was some fvcking despicable officiating and led to a goal for the rags. absolutley ridiculous

It was a missed call, but the ensuing play could have easily happened off the face-off anyway.  Face-off was in the Rangers zone, like it would have been after a penalty.  Same exact play could have still happened.


AND NOW THEY GAVE SMITH A PENALTY FOR BREAKING HIS STICK! This is a fvcking joke i swear they are giving the rags this game.

After Rask hitting Sharp (I think it was Sharp) on Sunday, I wouldn't be surprised if the refs have been told to call that.  Almost hit the ref with the blade after it broke off, too.

In Topic: Should Schneider be traded?

27 February 2015 - 10:11 AM

I'd like to see what people think about this: now that CS's value is about as high as it is going to be for the foreseeable future, do you cash in on this and turn him around for assets? For example, what if a team that was currently looking to go over the top offered a couple 1sts and a good prospect?

There is no chance of them getting a couple of firsts and a good prospect for Schneider.  Only goalie I could see a GM even considering giving up that much for is Price.  Salary is not too offensive for a goalie and he is locked up for another 3 or 4 years.