Chris Kreider hugs the ref to celebrate his goal

October 17, 2016, by


That awkward time Chris Kreider celebrated a goal by hugging the ref.

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  1. Chris F says:

    Kreider proving he was worth all the hype. Might have taken him longer than we’d hoped, but he’s really putting it all together so far this season. He could have a monster year if he keeps this up.

    Question: does anyone think Ottawa would have sent Zibanejad for Stepan? I’d be be much happier with having Brassard-Zibanejad down the center than I am having Stepan-Zibanejad.

    • Florida Tom says:

      No, they wanted a left hand center to make the forehand pass to Bobby Ryan on the right wing.

    • Leatherneck says:

      It was a good trade…we needed a righty

      • Chris F says:

        I don’t disagree that it was a good deal. Zibanejad is essentially a younger version of Brassard at half the cost. We needed to free up cap space and we did it without losing production. Smart move.

        But can’t help but wonder if Ottawa would have taken Step. I’d prefer to keep Brassard’s emotion and speed, if given the choice between Stepan and Brassard.

    • Egelstein says:

      Also in addition to Tom’s point, Brass is from the Ottawa area, which may have also made him more appealing to the Sens as well. He grew up just across the River. Always easier to market a hometown product and all.

    • richsomma says:

      I would have thrown in Fast and another body/draft choice as well, but I think ottowa was looking for inexpensive contract, so stepan wouldn’t have been a fit unless we did a three way trade involving another team.
      Stepan plays in slowwwwwwww motion. I would put JT miller at center between vesey and zucc.
      Anyone know why DMC did not play in 3rd period?

      • Bobby B says:

        Because he stood up for his goalie, when a Sharks player tried to get nasty with Ratta. So our pacifist coach benches him for the entire 3rd period, letting the Sharks take advantage of a tired defense, allowing them back in the game. AV may have an excellent resume as a coach, but he will never win a Cup, come playoff time, his soft style, and allowing his finesse players to be abused, will be his undoing.

      • Rhodork says:

        2 words


  2. Leatherneck says:

    Why post this…Let’s talk McIlrath

    Right call on his penalties by the refs….more importantly he also sent a message….Look at the end of the period…McDonagh doesn’t like physicality

    Staal has been a lot better

    Fire AV

    • Dave says:

      Enough Leather. Not every comment needs to be about how much you hate AV and how much you think Lundqvist sucks. We get it. You don’t like either. This is a gif about Kreider. Not Hank. Not AV.

  3. Walt says:

    Did you see the coaches face when the penalty was called on DMC ?????????????? If looks could kill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Leatherneck says:

    Fire AV has benched him….pretty soon we will have figure skaters playing hockey because they are agile….freaking pansies….The country as a whole is be coming pansies…kids need safe spaces today….oh man

  5. Leatherneck says:

    Ranger goalies getting beat stick side often….bad goal by Raanta on the 3rd goal…very HenLeak like

  6. Leatherneck says:

    Giving up too many goals….since fire AV took over our GAA has gone up

    need to clean up 3rd periods….another place that we are suffering since fire AV took over as well

  7. Walt says:

    The entire 3rd period, both Brady and Mc Ilrath sat glued to the pine, and I wasn’t the slightest bit surprised by their benching. DMC dropped the gloves to defend himself, that sorry excuse of a man behind the bench was so pissed, that he could have killed the kid for it. So for the entire 3rd, not one check given by defense, the goalie almost lost it for us, and that ass is still gainfully employed???????? I best stop here, Dave might black ball me from this site !!!!!!!!!!

    • Dave says:

      You too Walt. Enough with the AV bashing.

      • Leatherneck says:

        Why…you can bash Staal and Girardi….but we must remain silent for your king and FIRE AV?
        Dave everytime I will mention (Fire) AV….it will be Fire AV this or that

        • Evan M says:

          Fire Leatherneck. He worships at the throne of a 7th D. No more scrolling below the tags for me. This blog is infested with trolls.

    • richsomma says:

      Well said Walt, we almost lost the game because our defense was so tired in the 3rd. McIrath did nothing wrong and just checked Hertl to protect our goalie, thats what they teach you to do!
      Its not AV bashing, its critical analysis of very poor decision making on the part of the coach!
      FIRE AV

    • Egelstein says:

      No disrespect here Dave, but this is a point being made about the coach with some supporting logic being presented. Not just a blind “AV sucks”. Again, no disrespect…but I think there is a difference. Those of you who have seen enough of my posts know I’m not an AV fan, to put it mildly. This is the latest post on the latest game. AV is developing a bad third period reputation, and some of it is because of the decisions he is making. I don’t personally have a problem with people bringing those issues to light. I like Hayes a lot and others think hes a bum…I don’t get rankled if they post about that. I dunno…just not 100% sure why all the sudden AV is off limits, I guess.

      • Dave says:

        I’m fine with bringing issues to light. We all know I’ve done it too. Just, do it constructively.

        Perhaps this isn’t the right comment, since it was a thought out comment from Walt.

        • Evan M says:

          a poorly thought out comment from Walt if he has to resort to calling someone a sorry excuse for a man. Still, I don’t mind Walt so much here as he’s just as excited for the good stuff that goes on.

      • paulronty says:

        Not to mention he trotted Fast out on the PK again & he took a penalty. How come AV doesn’t get mad about that? Time & time again Jesper is a liability on the PK but he’s right out there again. I don’t dislike Jesper, he makes some good plays, but this golden boy thing is just not right.

  8. Craig says:

    Mcllrath played good though out the game. AV punished him for standing up for Raanta. He could have pounded the guy who challenged him but he showed class and he didn’t. Being sat down, must have done wonders for his confidence. This is becoming a real joke! AV can hardly wait for Girardi to get back. Playing five defense men may have helped give the Sharks a spark when they started to come on late in the third period. The Rangers showed the makeup of a good team by not crumbling under the pressure but regrouping and overcoming that late surge. Another good effort! Keep it going guys!

    • paulronty says:

      Real smart move to staple DMAC to the bench so the D could wear itself out. Who in hell coach’s like this?

  9. Swarty says:

    And the coolest moment was the ref telling Kreider nice goal which you could see from one of the angles.

  10. Bobby B says:

    To My Brothers ( Walt, Leather, Craig) Mcllrath will be a solid NHL player, unfortunately it will not be with the Rangers, this coach just does not like him as a player or the physicality /presence he brings to team. He will ride his stick checkers/never drop the gloves favorite D-men until the bitter end. I was listening to the game on NHL radio , Dave Maloney made a comment that Marc Staal looks slow and lost. Staal & Girardi will be the teams undoing. Mcllrath does the right thing 99% of the other NHL coaches would applaud and reward his standing up for his goalie, AV punishes him for it. You will never win a cup with that type of reaction. Happy to see Kreider becoming the power forward he has the potential to be, happy for Jimmy V , 1st NHL goal. Happy for Mcllrath for having the Bal**to stand up for his teammates ( this time our Goalie) plays the game they way it suppose to be played, in spite of his coach who wants his team to take ballet lessons..

    • paulronty says:

      Do you think DMAC was benched because of that fight with Hertl? If that is the case(no reporter will have the nerve to ask him), that’s sad.

      • Bobby B says:

        Pauly, its a lost cause, trying to understand AV’s attitude towards Mcllrath and his views on the physical side of NHL hockey is beyond my comprehension?, we are pissing against the wind!!!

      • Leatherneck says:

        Yes…..we have a pacifist liberal coach as mentioned above

        • HARLEMBLUES says:

          Hey us Liberals will put a foot up your ass. He’s a pacifist. Not one of us he’ll no.

        • Peter says:

          This liberal would also decline the adjective pacifist. However, he would do it while explaining to you at length why is he kicking the crap out of you. 🙂

          • paulronty says:

            This Liberal is no pacifist either. I tweet Justin Trudeau all the time & try to “educate” him. I once got a rousing ovation when I verbally kicked the shit out of a reporter at a Liberal forum. Leather, liberal & pacifist don’t go together my friend.

        • Evan M says:

          So, the reaction to the Kreider gif has now gone political… Blue Seat Blogs has gone from having one of the more objective and insightful comment sections to a bunch of histrionic nonsense.

      • Walt says:


        I know you asked a rhetorical question, because there is no question he did !!!!!!!!!!

        Good observation you made, why no reporter has he back bone to ask AV that question???????? Fear of being sent out of the press room after the question is asked……………

    • Craig says:

      Hey Bobby, I’m convinced this has to go deeper and is a personal dislike AV has for Mcllrath, for some reason. Maybe a personality conflict of some kind. Based on his decent play, it makes little sense. Glass was a physical player that stood up for his team mates and AV was madly in love with him. Go figure…

      • paulronty says:

        I seriously doubt anyone could have a personality conflict with Dylan. And good on Raanta for supporting Dylan in his interview saying “he’s trying to protect us.” Hertl hit Dylan in the face first & DMAC could have killed him if he wanted to. Props on him for showing some restraint too.

      • Bobby B says:

        Spot on Craig, maybe the Undertaker reminds him of a player that beat AV’s AS* during his short playing career???. I will always be a believer that every team need a warrior like McLLRATH on its roster. The kid can play the game, the fact that he can also drop the gloves and keep things honest is a HUGE BENEFIT that many see, but AV turns a blind eye to??? Speaking of toughness , did you see 39 yr old Jerome Iginla take on Capital’s tough guy Tom Wilson, he went toe to toe with him, Hockey at its best. If Iginla was a Ranger ( wishful thinking , even at 39) and dropped the gloves, AV would have benched him for the rest of the game!!!

  11. Spozo says:

    Wahhhhhhhhh. They won but let’s not talk about that. Let’s talk about Mcilrath ice time. Wahhhhhhh

    • Egelstein says:

      Maybe I’m a hardass…but I don’t consider it a well-played/coached game all around if the other team scores 4 (regardless of how many we scored)…and 3 of which were when certain young defensive players were benched basically for the final period, and a coaching habit we’ve seen displayed before that rarely seems to work out well. I can’t speak for everyone of course, but I just get the impression folks are wondering if *maybe* the 3rd might have gone a bit better if not for that?

      • Bleed Blue says:

        I get the impression that they could have won 7-0 and Mcilrath ice time still would be a hot topic.

        • Walt says:

          Just for the record, I dislike the coaches style, and the way he handles the kids, see JT Miller as an example, not just DMC.

          I made mention the other day that Miller is on the PK this season, because the coach of north America told AV that the kid did a nice job of it. Nash started killing penalties after the Toronto coach, whom I’ll not mention because the post then is delayed due to sensors, his name sounds offensive, told him that Nash was a very good PKer. Bottom line, a coach should know his players talents better than other coaches, and then play them to their strength…….AV failed on both counts with these two players as well…………

          • paulronty says:

            Why on earth would a coach have JT Miller take the faceoffs & not just make him the centre on his line? Does that make any sense?

  12. Leatherneck says:

    No Defenseman other than McDonagh has done anymore than McIlrath….and yet McIlrath does something none of them do to include McDonagh….go figure

  13. Bloomer says:

    Chris Krieder is an example of why an organization shouldn’t give up on promising young hockey players. Kreider like his counterpart JT plays the game with pride and moxie. Using them as trade bit to acquire an overrated Trouba or a mistake prone Shattenkirk would be the Rangers undoing.

    • Stranger Nation says:

      1000% correct. Growing pains, yes; but no pain, no gain. Very worried about this coach developing the young D. Shea had trouble clearing the puck which led to first goal and threw a couple of hope passes over to Diesel. If the answer is more Don Clendennon and Mark Staalled, is the question ‘how does Buek get set up to fail by AV’?. Ulfie is shaking his head on an AHL bus somewhere tonight.
      That 3rd period was a hot mess in the Dzone.

    • paulronty says:

      Amen Bloomer!!!!

  14. HARLEMBLUES says:

    Staal was slow all night. He got out muscled and beat along the boards several times tonight. Teams know the Rangers are soft in the back end and will crash and crowd our goalies all year. Our players get cheap shots every night. Zuccs and Vesey had great jump all night. Kreider oh baby, wow.

    • Bobby B says:

      Yet the one D-man ( Mcllrath) who can keep the opposition honest, will ride the bench, not play at all, and most likely be traded.?? Go figure??. I would bet the farm that it was Gorton, who pushed AV to make sure Mcllrath made the team last year, he wanted journey man AHL Raffie Diaz instead. I love hockey, I love our Rangers, but I will not stand for US to be put in a position where we can be run out of the rink on any given night, all because our coach wants us to play nice, and turn the other cheek!

      • Walt says:

        As much as I disliked Flyers owner, Ed Snyder always wanted players with moxie, who stood up for each other!!!!!!!!!

  15. amy says:

    I am so happy about the way Chris is playing he should of been on the world cup team for usa that was a shame he has so much confidence hopefully it will continue

  16. Walt says:

    Before I forget, congratulations to Jimmy Vesey on his first NHL goal, way to go kid !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Craig says:

    I’m convinced this has to go deeper and is a personal dislike AV has for Mcllrath, for some reason. Maybe a personality conflict of some kind. Based on his decent play, it makes little sense. Glass was a physical player that stood up for his team mates and AV was madly in love with him. Go figure…

  18. wwpd says:

    What that the ref saying? “Good goal?”