IN THE FORUMS >> VIEWS REPLIES  
  ■  Game 48: Islanders @ Rangers 1/21/20 - 7pm MSG 35 0  
  ■  Mark Pavelich 531 9  
  ■  Game 47: Columbus @ Rangers 1/19/20 - 7pm MSG/E... 227 30  
  ■  Listening to Georgiev Offers 606 21  
  ■  Game 46: Rangers @ Islanders 1/16/20 - 7pm MSG2... 502 85  
  ■  adidas nmd cs2 49 0  
  ■  sneakers balenciaga 33 0  
OTG POLL

What would you do with the goaltending?

Carry three goaltenders
Trade Georgiev
Sit Lundqvist
Continue as is

Previous Polls
RUMOR MILL

Thursday - December 5th

Per Elliot Friedman of Sportsnet:

Prior to the December 1st deadline, the Oikers apparently tried again to move Jesse Pujljujarvi, and the Rangers were reportedly one of the teams interested.

The trade would have involved Lias Andersson going the other way, but ultimately they could work out a deal.



  MORE RUMORS...
 INJURY REPORT
Brendan Lemieux 1/17
Has been skating and is close to returning
 
  MORE INJURY NEWS...
SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014
CAPTION THIS
Read the submissions so far and see if you can come up with the best caption for today's photo

Best Of:
2014-15 ~ 2013-14
2012-13 ~ 2011-12
2010-11 ~ 2009-10


Question Of The Day

September 29th, 2017

How many rostered players were on the ice for opening night 2016-17

Answer...
  BIRTHDAYS

Mike Keating - 1957
Doug Weight - 1971

  SEARCH BIRTHDAYS
  RANDOM RANGER

DOUG BENTLEY
(1953-1954)
  Born: Sep 3 - 1916  
  Pos: Left Wing  
  GP: 20  
  G: 2  
  A: 10  
  Pts: 12  
  PIMs: 2  
 

Rangers Get No Respect
Posted by Eric Vecchione ≡ - April 24, 2008

ItTs been about 36 hours since Joffrey LupulTs OT winner against Cristobal Huet of the Capitals determined that the Rangers would face the Penguins in the Eastern Conference semifinals. And it&s been about 35 hours since nearly every hockey pundit on both sides of the border started calling this series for Pittsburgh.

For the Rangers, that couldn&t be better.

While not having done anything to warrant it, the Rangers are being underestimated heading into this second-round matchup, and that&s precisely what they want to be. With nearly the entire hockey world expecting the Penguins and NHL poster boy Sidney Crosby to dispose of the Rangers in five or six games, Tom Renney&s crew is poised to pull an 9upset& of the 2nd seed just by virtue of being the same team they9ve been for the past three playoff series - a stifling, committed, opportunistic club built for the playoffs.

It&s easy to get the feeling when reading various predictions that these so-called experts haven2t in fact watched the teams they ruminate on. And in fact, that&s probably true. These guys have other things to do. It&d be far too much to ask John Buccigross to take a time out from writing about his irrelevant music tastes, or get Scott Burnside to stop using the adjective 2wobbly& to describe every poor performance by a goaltender, and become more versed in every club in the playoffs. But I digress. Still though, it shouldn&t take days of studying footage to know that Henrik Lundqvist is a better goalie than Marc-Andre Fleury.

Or maybe it does, for the folks at The Hockey News. In any case, predictions are predictions, they&re made, they&re often incorrect, and they&re forgotten. However the near-unanimous consent for a Penguins victory benefits the Rangers, as the burden of expectation will be on Pittsburgh. They have the names, the have the flash. But do they have the substance to win this time of year?

The Rangers are a deeper team than the Penguins, who rely on four forwards (albeit two of the best in the game) & Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marian Hossa, and Ryan Malone 2 for offense. (I&m purposely omitting Petr Sykora here, because Ranger fans have witnessed that firsthand.) While the Rangers don2t have the out-and-out firepower to match that foursome, they get production from their entire lineup, and their defensive-minded strategy is a winning one in the second season. The Rangers& defense has proven it can shut down opposing teams9 top players, which will put pressure on the Penguins secondary players to perform. The Rangers& offense, while statistically meek, also isn&t without talent. The Blueshirts have plenty of players who can put the puck in the net, and it&s that balance that served them well in the first round (11 different players scoring) and will be vital for their success going forward.

Some of the recent coverage of the Penguins has been more worthy of the Chinese media than leading American sports outlets. Rangers castoffs Jeff Taffe and Pascal Dupuis have morphed into 2viable two-way forwards& while Hal Gill and Brooks Orpik have suddenly become Scott Stevens and Rob Blake circa-1999. Even Sykora has turned into a 2sniper.&

That&s not to say this series will be easy. Containing two of the best players on the planet long enough to win four games is a daunting task. But the Rangers will be prepared. The Blueshirts have a greater commitment to defense, a superior netminder, and more experience. The Penguins& veteran leadership amounts to a never-won-anything Sergei Gonchar and a he2s-really-still-playing? Gary Roberts, which might not be enough to steady the squad when the adversity arrives.

The Rangers aren3t getting any younger, but they do have what is looking like the perfect blend of veteran experience, youthful exuberance, solid defense, and game-stealing goaltending. Scott Gomez, Chris Drury, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Straka, and Brendan Shanahan have all been there and back again, and nothing will come as surprise. The Rangers will be ready, resolute, and will not be rattled. It&s uncertain if the same can be said for the Penguins.

The NHL playoffs are renowned for having disposed of many a flashy offensive team over the years. It&s defense and goaltending, coupled with a balance of experience of youth, that wins Stanley Cups. And that&s why the Rangers, hockey&s Rodney Dangerfield, will win this series.



 Additional stories from Eric Vecchione:


YOUR COMMENTS

 
  HEADLINES
Rangers recent improvement illu...
- New York Post 11/22

NY Rangers projected lineup: Ba...
- Westchester Journal News 11/22

NY Rangers projected lineup: Ba...
- Westchester Journal News 11/22

Rangers star is making us forge...
- New York Post 11/21

Henrik Lundqvist climbs another...
- New York Post 11/21

With Mika Zibanejad inching clo...
- Westchester Journal News 11/19

David Quinn was hired to develo...
- The Athletic 11/18

NY Rangers lineup: Nov. 14 at T...
- Westchester Journal News 11/14

New York Rangers mailbag: Goali...
- Westchester Journal News 11/13

Rangers expecting Mika Zibaneja...
- New York Post 11/13

More news...
  NEXT GAMES
Tuesday Jan 21st
7:00pm - Home

Friday Jan 31st
7:00pm - Home

Saturday Feb 1st
7:00pm - Road

Monday Feb 3rd
7:00pm - Home

Wednesday Feb 5th
7:30pm - Home

Friday Feb 7th
7:00pm - Home

Sunday Feb 9th
6:00pm - Home

Tuesday Feb 11th
8:00pm - Road

Complete Schedule
January 21st, 2020
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
  1 2 3 T
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
7:00pm -
Preview Game Thread
  STANDINGS
  Team GP W L OT Pts  
  Capitals 46 30 11 5 65  
  Bruins 46 27 8 11 65  
  Penguins 45 28 12 5 61  
  Islanders 43 27 12 4 58  
  Lightning 44 27 13 4 58  
  Maple Leafs 45 24 15 6 54  
  Hurricanes 45 27 16 2 56  
  Flyers 45 23 16 6 52  
  Blue Jackets 46 22 16 8 52  
  Panthers 44 23 16 5 51  
  Sabres 46 20 19 7 47  
  Rangers 44 21 19 4 46  
  Canadiens 46 19 20 7 45  
  Devils 44 16 21 7 39  
  Senators 45 16 22 7 39  
  Red Wings 46 12 31 3 27  
FULL STANDINGS

About Us -  Site Map  -  Contact Us


?Copyright OutsideTheGarden.com 2001-20
This site and rolex replica uk it's content is in no way affiliated replica watches sale with, or representative rolex replica sale of the 
NHL
, NHLPA or the New York Rangers