Injuries, a lack of form, bright lights and confusing trade scenarios: The Musings

Franson could be NY bound (Photo: Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)
Franson could be NY bound (Photo: Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

forex trading stocks Welcome to Thursday. It’s finally time for another Musings (not that fake musings Dave did yesterday. What a bum). The Rangers have been better the past couple games without being very good. With plenty to muse over, let’s do it for the final time before the festive season kicks in.

binäre option anleitung As you’ll have seen; rumours are abound that the Leafs are considering Michael Del Zotto and Cody Franson may come the other way. From the Leafs perspective it doesn’t make sense. You’re essentially swapping one expiring contract for the other but giving up a bigger more productive player who’s better on his feet without being a great defenseman. Seems like a lot of trust in Del Zotto’s ability to turn the corner in his career.

can you buy dilantin Rick Nash. Oh, Rick Nash where art thou? He was invisible in the Penguins game – a game where I had previously said he needed to make a statement. It’s as simple as this: the Rangers cannot be successful long term unless Nash and Henrik Lundqvist are on or near the top of their games. Right now neither is close, hence the current position in the standings.

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source I really dislike Dan Girardi’s game this season and I would love it if Alain Vigneault could eradicate his obsession with going to the ice so early. I think Girardi’s fall from grace – since his particularly strong season a few years ago – has been pretty distinct.

differin adapalene gel 0.1 price The Rangers continuing to tread water isn’t that much of a shock is it? No Staal, no Callahan, an awful Nash and an inconsistent Lundqvist. Four core guys, none of whom are contributing how their team need them to.

valtrex price at walmart I don’t like his salary but I’d definitely want the Rangers to retain Derek Dorsett. This team is too vanilla as it is, and he’s one of the few players that effectively gets under the other team’s skin, plays physical and his effort can never be questioned. If he’ll take a team friendly deal he has to be kept.

artane 2mg bula So follow site when did this team become soft? Can it be traced back to the Brandon Prust departure is that too easy to use as an excuse?

januvia 50 mg tablets Consistency: Mats Zuccarello is getting more expensive by the game isn’t he? He’s continuing to contribute offensively, is by far the most productive forward on the power play unit and is slowly starting to finish better too. The Rangers are lucky to have him right now, he truly is one of just few bright lights in a very grey season so far. If the Rangers had a better record right now and/or had more depth on the backend Anton Stralman would surely have had a game in the press box by now, no? Brutal recently.

citalopram hbr 10 mg and alcohol I can’t help think about how nice Jaromir Jagr would look in Ranger blue right now.

click The Rangers are spinning their wheels but there’s 47 games left in the season. A reason for optimism folks.

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37 thoughts on “Injuries, a lack of form, bright lights and confusing trade scenarios: The Musings

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    Permalink Zucc rules!!! Jagr? Oh please, that’s past history. Jagr wouldn’t help just like Holik or Gomez didn’t help. Where is THE MESSIAH, he’s very needed.

    • Dec 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

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    • Dec 19, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      noroxin 400mg side effects I’m pretty sure Jagr would be a welcomed addition over some of the other wingers who can’t find twine.

    • Dec 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm
      Permalink 41 year old Jaromir Jagr is outscoring 3/4ths of the current Roster. Also, chastising Dave for being in the past and then pleading for Mark Messier is the definition of hypocrisy

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  • Dec 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    clopidogrel bisulfate 75 mg price My rare night to watch the team instead of via Tune In Radio. In the “if” category, if they had just a speck more fluidity in their passing game…is it talent or time (or both) that is lacking here?

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    cialis soft price Thank you for mentioning Stralman’s play recently. I was beginning to think I was the only one who noticed he hasn’t been good recently. (Then again no one on the team has been so…)

    • Dec 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      get link Only McDonagh has been consistently good. Stralman was solid up until this recent homestand.

    • Dec 20, 2013 at 11:39 am
      Permalink Stralman needs a consistent partner in order to be more effective. He is not strong as a “defensive” defenseman but can excel on the breakout and joining the rush. He needs a Girardi or another experienced stay at home bruiser type to be paired with. Moving him around makes him change his focus and worry about covering both sides of the zone… Also, he needs at lease ONE forward who knows how to backcheck or cover the point if he pinches (which he is very good at if his butt is covered)

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    source site If the team were to get a real facelift, then someone like Girardi would have to go. I always through Boyle in any trade as he is somewhat invisible on the ice.

    • Dec 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      zyprexa 5mg 5ml I don’t see how you could possibly miss Boyle on the ice. He’s the only guy finishing checks every shift. He’s on every PK and if he’s in the box it’s a PPG against everytime. Watch the next time Boiler is in the bin. Boyle doesn’t do the big stats. He’s in the trenches digging. That’s what makes Boyle effective.

      • Dec 19, 2013 at 5:24 pm

        go A point every 4 games or so would be nice too

      • Dec 19, 2013 at 5:27 pm

        Boyle played 35 games, has 7 points and a -6. Me thinks we need better production from him.

        • Dec 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm

          I agree he could burry his chances more but he’s a defensive forward. His -6 is indicative of his PK mins and Dzone starts against top line talent. I love Boyle but if NYR can squeeze more from Dom Moore, they may look to move him for that reason. His lack of offense. I don’t think they need both players and as much as I love Boiler. If they can get a solid return. I’d say make a move now. He could always resign in NY during the summer. I think the Rangers need a player in his position that can provide a little more offense.
          Sather should bring in a guy like Stempniak and maybe a Zack Smith type player too. Stempniak is from NY. I think Boyle can be part of one of those trades. Then if it were up to me, I’d give this kid Beach a look on the bottom 6 somewhere. He’s a big kid that can score and play gritty hockey. We need those guys that can fill multiple roles.

        • Dec 20, 2013 at 9:09 am

          23% of his zone starts are in the OZ. That’s it. Let’s see how Stepan does with those zone starts.

          You need guys like Boyle. Guys who play solid defense, win face offs, and kill penalties.

          Sure, I’d like more production out of him, but it’s not like he’s the only one not scoring here.

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I don’t think it was just Prust leaving. It was a combination of Prust, Dubinsky and Mitchell. My son (the Suit of my house) says the Rangers have too many of the same-style players. He was also commenting the other day about leaving Giroux on the table in 2008. Can you imagine Giroux and Jagr together on the Rangers? I would take Jagr back in a minute.

    • Dec 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Don’t forget about Fedotenko. That was a loss as well.

      • Dec 19, 2013 at 3:05 pm

        Rangers lost toughness in Dubisnky, Prust, Mitchell, Fedotenko, and Rupp.

        They also lost crucial veteran leadership (Stanley Cup winners) in Rupp and Fedotenko.

        Look at the Rangers now, with the exception of Richards, these guys haven’t ever even played in the Cup Finals. That’s an important tangible that’s missing.

        • Dec 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm


        • Dec 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm

          We are always crying over spilled milk, us Ranger fans. Dubi was very inconsistent but played hard, Mitchell was just OK, Fedetenko & Rupp were done. Prust priced himself out of action & he’s always injured now, besides I like Dorsett just as much. Time for the young guys.

          • Dec 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

            Agree with all your comments except that Rupp was done. He could still stick up for teammates if nothing else. I don’t understand the obsession with Fedetenko in the comments. He was another trench player and not a great scorer or hitter. He was better than Pyatt or Pouliot though.

        • Dec 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm

          3/4 of the players in the NHL have never played a SCF game. That’s nothing to hold against any player.

      • Dec 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm

        Yes, I did forget about him and that was a big lost.

        • Dec 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm

          loss not lost

      • Dec 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm

        So was losing Gaborik’s goal scoring

      • Dec 19, 2013 at 4:21 pm

        That’s all that great drafting again!!

        Maybe we should trade with Wilkes-Barre to get some of their kids, our men can’t do the job!!

        Alright Dave, Chris, and the rest, have at me again.

        On a serious note, AV doesn’t believe in the rough stuff, and that is a main reason we don’t play as well as we can. Get rid of the softies, bring in men like the Bruins, and or Pens have, then let’s see what happends!! This team with just the addition of Clowe last season, skated with more gusto than I’ve seen from them this entire season.

      • Dec 20, 2013 at 10:40 am

        Losing Rusty Feds hurt. Never looked out of place on any line he was on.

    • Dec 20, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Leaving Giroux on the table, in hindsight, was tough. But it’s hindsight. Slats is using the old school method of building from the net out. Goalie (check), solid defense, and depth down the middle. It should explain a lot of the picks early on in the post-lockout rebuild.

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    So the moral of the story is: we lost players that were contributing, and replaced them with others that were not additive to what previously existed.

    That is exactly the script being written with our coaching position.

    We’ve taken two steps backward as a team and are at a loss of player or coaching leadership to move us forward. Stuck in mud.

    • Dec 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Funny because I think this is a better team than the one Torts took to the conference final.

    • Dec 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      I’m afraid the Rangers could end up a modern version of the 06′ Mets. Got close but fell short. Had high expectations for years after but went back every season for 5-6 years now. Oh it hurts still. Up 7 with 17 to play and blew it in 07′.

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm

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    • Dec 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      This happened or this is your suggestion?

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Remember when people were saying Zucc had no place on the roster 2 years ago?? See what happens? He was brought back, played well and was scoring before he was playing defense and blocked a shot with his wrist breaking it. And now he is one of NYR’s best scoring forwards right now. See what happens when you give a guy a couple of years on broadway? He adapted to the NHL. it s always possible Zucc can scoe a few goals per week. I always liked this guy. People say he is too small but look he is the rangers best scorer at the moment. Size don’t mean jack to me right now. So what if Zucc continues his hot streak? How much will he be paid? A bridge contract?

    • Dec 20, 2013 at 9:13 am

      Zucc’s first run with the team was pretty inconsistent. He certainly earned his spot in March of 2013 and this year though.

      • Dec 20, 2013 at 10:45 am

        You think Zuccarello was inconsistent his rookie year? He and Stepan produced at the same rate. He never got a fair shake the second year. After Wolski went down in the second game, Torts did his line blender and Zucc was dropped to the fourth line with Rupp. Then he was sent down the next game because Torts “couldn’t find minutes” for him

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