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Tanner Glass the Cat’s Meow as Rangers top Panthers

March 8, 2017, by

Although they got off to a slow start, the Rangers eventually took control of the pace of their Tuesday night matchup against the Florida Panthers following a timely goal by none other than Tanner Glass. It helped the Rangers gain some momentum that would largely remain on their side of the ice until the Panthers began a serious pushback following their first goal of the game. Still, outstanding goaltending yet again was the difference, with Hank keeping the Rangers in it at times and helping the team ultimately seal the deal.

RANGERS 1 PANTHERS 0

Chris Kreider doing what he does best, deflecting goals in from in front of the net. After a failed attempt by Florida at clearing the zone, Mats Zuccarello works the puck up along the right boards to Steve Kampfer at the point. He lets a low one fly towards the net, which Kreider tips in to get the Rangers on the board.

RANGERS 2 PANTHERS 0

The goal that broke twitter. This one starts in the Rangers own end with JT Miller carrying the puck out of the zone. He continues on an outstanding individual effort and goes all into the Florida zone and curls around the net with the puck on his back hand. He then puts it to Oscar Lindberg at the top of the left circle, who flips a backhand shot on net. Tanner Glass finds himself in the right place at the right time to collect the rebound, and the Rangers have now grabbed the reins of this game and set themselves up to take things over. While Glass ended up getting the goal, this one was due in large part to JT Miller’s incredible effort.

RANGERS 3 PANTHERS 0

This one is just an excellently executed breakout from Brady Skjei and Kevin Hayes, pure and simple. Skjei hits Hayes with the stretch pass as he’s entering the zone with a step on his man, and then goes straight to the net. A quick move and Hayes slots it home, putting the Rangers up 3-0 and getting us all half off pizza at Papa John’s.

RANGERS 3 PANTHERS 1

A failed attempt at clearing the zone winds up causing a bit of a scramble low in the zone, leaving the puck at several players’ feet, with only Thomas Vanek being able to corral the puck. I realize we’re all on the Tanner Glass hype train now because of his goal, but I would like to note that he attempts, and fails, to take the puck away from Vanek right before he rips the shot.

RANGERS 4 PANTHERS 1

Glass giveth just as Glass taketh of course, so he starts the play that gets the next goal off working the puck from center ice to Oscar Lindberg as he’s entering the zone. Lindberg then shows great patience to curl back and look for the open man, eventually finding Holden at the top of the zone. Holden gets whacked a little bit as he lets it fly, but no matter as Reimer leaves his short side nice and open for Holden to put the puck into.

RANGERS 4 PANTHERS 2

 Trochek works the puck down to Ekblad on the powerplay, who then walks in with time and space on Henrik Lundqvist and slips the puck in just shy of the post. An unfortunate goal that in the end meant very little.

RANGERS 5 PANTHERS 2

Nash makes an excellent defensive play on Aaron Ekblad and works it to Pavel Buchnevich, who caps off this game with an empty netter.

While shelling in the third period certainly isn’t something I’d like the team to get in the habit of as we get through March and April, I didn’t particularly mind the way the Rangers played tonight. It seemed they had solid fundamentals going for them – connecting on passes, solid breakouts, and generally controlling the ebb and flow of the game, third period notwithstanding (that’s a big notwithstanding, I know).

Also, since I’ve been joking about him all over this goal breakdown I’ll say this: I wouldn’t complain if Tanner Glass played this way every night. That still doesn’t mean I think he should be guaranteed a roster spot no matter what as is likely to be the case, but it definitely wouldn’t be a terrible thing to see him play the way he did against the Panthers. A solid road trip down to Florida these past two nights (although the 7:30 starts are just that much more annoying), hopefully they can carry the momentum with them to Carolina.

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82 comments

  1. Richter1994 says:

    One of the Rangers’ better games though still too many shots allowed and they still can’t keep the opponents away from their goalie. But it was a nice game overall.

    Enjoy the Glass train ride while you can because he’s not playing over Grabner and Fast. Or, let me re-phrase, he shouldn’t play over those 2.

    I think Skjei has more assists than Yandle?

    • HARLEMBLUES says:

      And some wanted to trade Skje’si low cost control contract for Trouba’s multi million dollar deal. I’ll say it again Skjei will be our Trouba don’t trade him,duh.

      • paulronty says:

        I’d trade Skjei for Trouba in a NY minute.

        • HARLEMBLUES says:

          Skjei is putting on good numbers for a first year Dman learning on the job. He’s only going to get better and makes millions less. Trouba isn’t that much better than Skjei who to make that trade you would have to throw in a high pick and a player. Skjei will be just as good or better than Trouba in a few years.

      • Jack says:

        Agreed that was crazy talk but if the Jets would snap on Graves then I would have had him apart of a package deal to bring over Trouba.

      • Richter1994 says:

        I can understand your opinion on this and I love Skjei, trust me on that, but Trouba is on an entirely different level than Brady. Trouba may become one of the best 2 way D men in the league.

        I read somewhere that the Jets’ beat writers believe that Trouba may be their most important player, which is saying something. So Trouba may not be available anyway, but I do that deal in a second. Feel free to disagree.

    • King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! says:

      My live report … Hank made some great saves , nice to see him play well… Stepan can’t skate ( still ) to save his live … Take some power skating lessons or something already !! Glass played well , some good back checking on A few turn overplays from the o-zone… Buch and Zib were noticeable every shift …. Hayes and Besey played well …Oh the power play is just atrocious , you can’t make it far with no PP and lack of grit which at times there was nothing

      • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

        The PP needs to be better of course, but those things come in ebbs and flows. The 2011 Bruins had an atrocious PP and won the Cup. The 2014 Rangers went to the SCF with a poor PP.

        PK to me is far more important in post-season. If that’s clicking then you have a better chance to go far.

      • Richter1994 says:

        Thanks for the report pal.

        I don’t know what’s going on with their PP but it’s getting ridiculous at this point. I mean out 2 guys near the net and fling the puck there. Why is that so hard?

        • Egelstein says:

          I concur fully. A pretty power play sequence is nice to watch when it results in a goal, sure…but against a great PK unit (which Florida has)…sometimes just gotta go for the garbage goal.

          While I grow bored fast of watching teams like the Kings where the garbage goal approach/strategy seems to be the norm, and I definitely like to see high quality passing, sharp shooting, and exciting breakaways more…come power play time, I don’t mind creating chaos in the slot to create greasy goal. Chaos in the slot leads to fat rebounds and blown assignments. NYR need to do that more.

          • Richter1994 says:

            Garbage goals or lack thereof, is exactly why the Rangers will struggle to score this time of year. It’s already happening (throw out last night as FL stinks at home) and it will happen in the playoffs.

            Rangers do not get any traffic in front of the opponents goalie. Why? Only they know. But the garbage goals is what’s scored in the playoffs, both at even strength and on the PP.

  2. orangemike says:

    Can we petition the NHL to have the team play the rest of their games on the road, including all their playoff games?

    Regards- orange

    • Walt says:

      really not a bad idea based on their home vs away record!!!!!!!

    • King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! says:

      That and is there anyway to decline the power plays

      • Jack says:

        I have a better idea, lets put Zucc, Mika, Nash, Buch and Mcd for the 1st PP.

        Then the second one with Hayes, JT to replace Pirri and Vesey. Put Kreids on that one as well…

        Now are you insane for that request? Or do you put all that blind faith in Pirri’s breadbasket and Stepan’s game to get the PP going? I rather die trying to make the man advantage work, not this pillow talk of giving those opportunity’s up, sorry but even in fairyland that doesn’t exist.

        • King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! says:

          Too bad Stepan will be the first guy on the ice when there’s a power play so that idea goes out the window

          • HARLEMBLUES says:

            AV only puts him out there because he’s a right handed shot. AV he sucks, the PP sucks and still you keep banging your large head on the boards. How stupid can one be. Take Stepan off the PP because he doesn’t possess those skills needed to play 4 on 5. He lacks quick, creative thinking for the PP. Hes on that side for 1 timers which he sucks at.

            • Jack says:

              All he does is pass it to the point and even that he still lacks at. His hands and quick thinking lack at sending saucer passes to the other point man if he’s there. His one timers sound like a hand smacking a beach ball when he decides to utilize it every 2-3 months. Don’t worry he’s gone after this season.

          • Jack says:

            No he won’t Mika will 8/10 times and Stepan will soon be put back on the 2nd PP probably sharing the unit with Hayes because he can’t run a PP on his own. Sorry he lost his spot to Mika just like he lost his go to PK role to Hayes. Stepan is walking on egg shells and he knows it, his little boy charm of being average is dead now. I say this to all the anti Hank fans that the king will be a NYR longer than Derek Stepan will ever be. I would like to add that there’s a good chance that AV will somehow preserve Glass to sign a new contract while helping Stepan gets traded this summer. Half of that is going to happen, and you will see my name this August saying I told you so.

  3. craig says:

    As bad as most say Glass is (true statement), give him some credit for firing up a recent soft, tired complacent team. Keep it up Tanner!

  4. Andy says:

    Glass was the 2nd star last night…and good for him and The Rangers…when Grabner and Fast come back he should not play…but give him some credit, he earned it.

    • Walt says:

      Andy

      Are you in the camp that there is a need for some grit on this team, as I am?? Funny how a second rate player, with stones in his jockstrap, turned around a bunch of deadbeats…………I also want the best out there, so when Grabner, and or Fast come back, they should be back in the line up…..

      • SalMerc says:

        But by no means should Pirri or Puempel ever dress again once those 2 come back.

        • Walt says:

          no doubt my man !!!!!!!!

        • paulronty says:

          Signing Pirri was the first blow to my confidence in Jeff Gorton. Did you see him the other night in the press box with Slats & Shoeny, he had such a pained expression on his face, I fely sorry for him suffering like that.

          • Chris A says:

            What was wrong with taking a $1.1M chance on Pirri? Pirri has had some success on the NHL level, he potentially could have been a great bargain. In the end, he didn’t work out. It’s not like that cap space was going anywhere else this year. Might as well use it.

            • Jack says:

              A part of me says screw Oscar, he doesn’t play on any special teams. It’s not like he’s worth taking away PK time from Hayes or Mika.

      • Andy says:

        I think we need a little grit but I prefer it to come along with some more skill than Glass usually puts out there and for a lesser cap hit…and I was rolling my eyes when we brought him back up…but we are 2-0…not sure his fight or 5 minutes of play in game 1 helped too much…last night he was in the right place at the right time, which you can argue is what he is supposed to do…so far it’s working…

    • Mark says:

      I dont know Andy…
      I think Glass should dress over Puempel and/or Pirri. Fast, Lindbergh Glass is still a good line and adds some grit to the lineup. Not a lot of downside those other guys dont move the needle to much on offense or defense.

  5. Walt says:

    First of all, congratulations to Hank for victory #404. He has now passes Grant Fuhr for 10th all time in the NHL in wins. Just for the record, Hank is the ONLY goalie to win 30 or more games per season in his 11 of 12 years starting a career, now that is a major accomplishment. As E3 says, we do have a HOFer on this roster, name is Hank!!!!!!

    As for the game, nice win, and believe it, or not, there was a Kreider siting, along with Nash. The Buch kid is starting to play better, fear of sitting I guess????? Richter stated above, I’m not sure it true, but could very well be, Skjei has more assists than Yandle, at 1/6th the cost. For all those who wanted to re-sign the stiff, look at those stats. What a waste of draft picks, and talent for a non-defensive player who ran a sorry PP!!!!!!!!!!!

    Glass gave this team some life, they really needed a blood transfusion, and he did just that. Let’s just hope when Grabner, and Fast get healthy, Glass sits, but our esteemed coach may keep him in there just the same, and that would be terrible. You really have to give Tanner credit, where due, the guy plays with heart, some on this roster should use that as an example of how to play the game !!!!!!!!!

    • Spozo says:

      It still boggles my mind that so many on here wanted to hand a 29 year old Yandle a 7 year contract!

      • Walt says:

        I thank goodness that Gorton showed some sanity, and didn’t sign him again. Had that been the case, two, or three years down the road we’d be talking about him like we do Girardi & Staal !!!!!!!!

      • paulronty says:

        Ya boggles the mind that they want to do the same with Shattenkirk! Nobody should get a contract over 4 years.

        • King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! says:

          ^^^ this ^^^

        • Chris A says:

          That’s fine, just don’t expect to ever sign any of the top FAs with only 4 year offers.

          I’m not saying the Rangers should or shouldn’t be signing FAs, but you definitely won’t be signing any of the headliners or retaining your own pending UFAs with that approach.

          • Walt says:

            And how far has it gotten us, going for the so called headliners???? Let’s see Wade Redden, Chris Drury, Scott Gomez, Bobby Holik, Eric Lindros, Brad Richards, do you still want more names. They all turn out to be chicken chokers, and walk away from us with huge amounts of Jimmy Dolan’s cash!!!!!!!

            I’d make trades rather than going after UFA, who usually are a disaster long term, !!!!!!!!

        • Richter1994 says:

          I think you’re going to be disappointed my friend.

    • Rod Seiling's Twilight Zone says:

      For the record, the “talent” we gave up for Yandle – Anthony Duclair – is looking a lot less talented this year than last. He’s back with AZ after an 18 game stint in the AHL and has a line of 3-7-10 in 43 games with AZ. That trade isn’t looking quite so bad now.

      • Walt says:

        and the draft picks we gave up??????

        • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

          Walt-

          I understand what you are saying, but if my tracking is correct, Arizona, a rebuilding team, valued those draft picks so much that they traded them to Carolina and Detroit. Just like the prior year when TB I believe dealt our picks to the NYI.

          I know you place a premium on keeping picks. Clearly, you need to keep some. But every teams that is close as the Rangers were in ’14 and ’15 will deal away futures for a shot at winning the Cup now.

          Just look at some of the deals made at this deadline. The Caps, the Wild and the Pens all traded away first or second round picks to enhance their chances of winning the Cup. The Hawks in prior years did the same. This is standard operating procedure, and no GM is going to keep their job very long if they simply do it all through the draft, refuse to trade any young players for veterans, and fail to commit to key players long term. It’s the cost of doing business once your team is close.

    • Richter1994 says:

      I just looked, Skjei is 3G, 29A in 66 games, Yandle is exactly the same in 65 games.

      Trouba is 6G, 20A in 50 games, and +7 on a defensively challenged team.

      • Walt says:

        Good money saved by letting one of the most overrated player in the entire league walk. I sure as heck don’t miss the guy………

        • Richter1994 says:

          I’m one of the few that liked the Yandle trade at the time because I thought that’s what the Rangers needed back then. He did get the most assists of any Ranger D man since Leetch, yes that fart back. But of course the coach didn’t use Keith properly (shocker).

          I did not want him re-signed though. 7 years at 30 years of age? Pass.

          • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

            It was the right trade at the time, just as the MSL trade was the right trade. To quote Steve Winwood, “when you see a chance, you take it”. Every contender who’s close makes both of those deals. Almost paid off, and what we lost has proven to be nothing we’ve missed. And, I believe both TB and Arizona dealt the picks they acquired away. So the Rangers are hardly alone in being willing to deal away picks.

            • Richter1994 says:

              I agree E3. Yandle played well here even with his defensive warts. But at least he made up for them at the other end.

  6. SalMerc says:

    What do you do with a guy who lacks talent but is the consumate team player with a big heart? You ride that wave for all it can give you.

    Florida is a sub-standard team, so let’s not compare them with the Habs, but we needed the points. TG is the shot in the arm we needed, and he is not taking anyones playing time right now. Cheer for him!

  7. Bob Mintz says:

    Living (?) in “Floriduh”, I had to watch the game on Fox Sports Net as it is blacked out being a local game for me. The worst part is having to listen to that guy who claims the Garden faithful are saying “Potvin’s Cups”. The best part of the game other than the win was the second intermission interview of 90 year old Emile “the cat” Francis. He looked and sounded great, very sharp and discussed how he took a baseball glove and adapted it to play goal, was called out by the NHL Commisioner but was later ruled a legal piece of equipment. You youngsters Google who he was.

    • paulronty says:

      The Cat was indeed a great man, even if he trade Eddie & made that horrible trade with the Bruins, which he admitted was a disaster. His 72 team was one of my all time favorites. If not for the phenomenal Bobby Orr, they would have raised the trophy.

      • Rich S says:

        Spot on paulronty…..my favorite hockey times….those rangers bruins battles…….

        a little bit of a pacifist…..traded bob battleship kelly, steve durbano, moose dupont, jim dorey ……BOY we could have used those guys against the bruins and flyers!!!!!!

        And then espo gets to be gm and another disaster!!!

      • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

        Yep….that and the injury to Ratelle finished the Rangers that season. But those early to mid 70s teams got the fans believing again. So much fun to watch that group. And with Ratelle getting his number retired in the Fall, it will be a chance for that whole group to be honored again!

      • Walt says:

        Even Sather was on that roster, PK will Bob Nevin. Talk about another dreadful trade, Bathgate for Nevin, and other garbage……..Like you, that team will also be remembered as the team that gave me the most thrills, GAG, Bulldog, and the Stemkowski with Irvin and Mcgregor lines, oh how well I remember!!!!!!!!!

        • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

          I saw last night that Vickers, Park and your boy Nevin were in the stands last night in Sunrise. I was too young to remember the Nevin trade, and I know fans hated him. But as a 6 year old at my first game at the old MSG, i felt sorry for the guy and rooted for him anyway, not understanding why propel would boo their own captain.

          I grew up fast in that cigar smoke filled mezzanine! 🙂

          • Walt says:

            You’re making me homesick for the old Garden!!!!!!!!!!

            • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

              Loved it….i can still smell it in my distant memory. And I can still see the roof covered in a fog of smoke. All the cursing and vile behavior…..I was drawn in like a moth to a flame! 🙂

    • Joel says:

      Bob, I feel your pain. As a Ranger fan living in southern Florida until 2015, I had to suffer what for years is the worst announcing I’ve ever heard in pro hockey. The play by play guy sounds like he’s in middle school and the analysts over the years have been terrible as well. The video production value is nothing to write home about either. Mercifully it’s only 4 games and that’s what the mute button was invented for.

  8. HARLEMBLUES says:

    Where’s our golden boy Stepan? People on this site get on Krieder, JT and Hayes but each of the young guns have more goals than the golden boy. Kreider has twice as many and Stepan makes what 2 million more. He’s 8th on this team in goals and you win by scoring GOALS. It ain’t points my friends it’s goals. Vesey who has been played all over the place has more goals. This guy gets top mintues, PP and Ozone starts come on now. He’s got to be trade in the off season of D help and before his NMC kicks in. Buchnevich has 7 goals and look at how much time he’s missed. Stepan doesn’t make guy better or drives this team. Please stop making excuses for this guy. He wouldn’t be missed.

    • Chris A says:

      Stepan made that first goal along the left wing boards with a little bit of help from Kreider. Stepan didn’t get an assist, but if he doesn’t make that keep in at the blue line, and make a quick cross ice pass to Zucc, the Rangers never score that first goal. Stepan’s play trapped half the Florida team going the wrong direction as they were preparing to rush the puck up ice. That opened up the entire weak side O zone and enabled Zucc and Kampher to connect with Kreider.

      This is why just looking at the goals column isn’t always the best way to compare players. Goals are more a function of good fortune and timing, they really aren’t a reliable indicator of who’s playing well.

      I don’t disagree with you though, moving Stepan for a D before his NTC kicks in July 1 isn’t a bad idea, have to give to get, after all.. The problem is that it has to be done once the expansion draft is completed.

      • HARLEMBLUES says:

        I agree with you on things that happen on the ice that don’t show up in the stats. I’ve said over and over that it’s the tape, the tape show all. Plays like that are made on the ice several times a game. I didn’t see the game and wasn’t speaking to it just Stepan’s play this season. I’ve said assists in the NHL are given out like a dime a dozen. Like you said Stepan didn’t get a assist but made a critical play which led to a goal. When people point to his assists they are just that mostly set up by others. He’s our second highest paid forward with several years left and a NMC about to kick in. Trade him. Sell high.

        • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

          Goals are also a dime a dozen at times. If a shot is fried and deflects off of a player and goes in, what was the most valuable element in that case? The person shooting the puck (the assist) or the person off of which the puck glanced off of (the goal). Obviously, the assist in that case was far more valuable.

          Has Stepan been a disappointment this season? Should the Rangers consider dealing him prior to his NMC kicking in? Yes and Yes. But you are also underestimating what would be lost. he regularly matches up against the best players in the league, and by and large, does an excellent job against them. He’s a solid two way player. If he were removed from the team right now, we would take a big hit. Just think back to last year when he suffered the broken ribs. The team unraveled like a cheap suit and didn’t recover until he was 100% again.

          Be careful what you wish for….

          • Walt says:

            E3

            Give me 5 dozen of those goals that seem to evade Christy……….

          • HARLEMBLUES says:

            E3 he wouldn’t be missed at all trust me. I would move JT Miller to Stepan’s because he gets it now. He’s a far better skilled player than Stepan. He’s more then ready for the added responsibilities. He’s got what 3 goals more then Holden and not to many more than Mika and Buchnevich who have missed a big chunk of the season. He gets mad PP time and has 12 goals and the PP sucks. Sell high on this guy. He doesn’t go to the net or in the corners and is soft.

            • HARLEMBLUES says:

              That’s move JT to Stepan’s center spot.

              • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

                I might be open to this over the summer. As Miller improves he may prove to be ready for more responsibility. I was against it prior to the deadline without a substantial return because i felt it would be too disruptive.

                I’m still not totally sold on Miller. Let’s not forget hes been largely ineffective as well these last 15 games.

                Stepan has a very good playoff resume. Miller, in his brief time in post season, hasn’t been very effective. We shall see.

              • paulronty says:

                Right on, been advocating same since last year & got shot down for it.

        • paulronty says:

          I’ve said assists in the NHL are given out like a dime a dozen.

          Ain’t that the truth.

    • Walt says:

      Paisano, please read my post last night, that’s why he’s been dubbed Christy by me!!! He is a sad excuse for a professional, period!!!!!!!!!

    • Richter1994 says:

      I called out Stepan several times stating that he’s trying real hard to get traded.

  9. y81 says:

    I was hoping Glass would get a Gordie Howe hat trick. (He had the hard part.) He has one over two games, but the world will little note nor long remember that.

    • pas44 says:

      He is showing this team that hustle can account for something during a game. I am certain AV will not let this team of millionaires forget how Tanner is ruthless playing the puck and will do anything to play!

      But this can not help some of the obviously aging players that just can not play hard anymore, at least not for more then 2 games in a row…

      playoff hockey is intense and I’m sorry, we have a few important roles filled with assets that don’t have it anymore.

      first round departure… 5 games at best.

      • Walt says:

        Pas

        AV doesn’t talk to the team, remember he let’s the team leadership do that for him !!!!!!!

        As for the rest of the post, we are on the same page, unfortunately!!!!!!

  10. Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

    Good article Pat. Of course, you had to get your obligatory shot in at Glass on the first Panther goal, even though you conveniently forgot to mention that it was Miller who coughed the puck up to begin with. But I forgot, we can’t ever criticize one of our supposed “untouchable stars”, even though said star has 1 goal and 3 assists in the past 15 games I think.

    I also think it’s remarkable that the Rangers were able to win despite having that “Leaky Sieve” has been in nets. I mean, what on the world is AV thinking here? Doesnt he realize that job one is to get Raanta ready for the playoffs? I mean, what kind of a fool would want to go into the playoffs with arguably the best Game 7 goaltender of all time when you can start a career backup who’s never made an NHL playoff start? I mean seriously, AV needs to wake up and smell the coffee here!

    Lastly, my eyes must have been playing tricks on me last night. Was that the Rangers bench that was going nuts for Glass when he scored? Did the Rangers players really award Glass the Broadway Hat? Couldn’t be, because I was told from a very reliable source, one of our most ardent and vociferous posters who believes in conpsiracy theories as it pertains to the Rangers, that the players are demoralized whenver Glass is inserted into the lineup. They probably were just pretending to be happy for him! 🙂

    • Blue76 says:

      Like Like Like … especially the sarcasm …. there is actually more to the part about TG and the players ….. but I know my place.

    • Richter1994 says:

      LOL, you have a few drinks my friend? I got a kick out of reading this.

      Last night may have been the best game Tanner has played as a Ranger. Better late than never. Hope you have it on video because that may the only way to relive his Ranger career going forward.

      Unless, “your” coach does the unthinkable and benches Buch for Glass once the others come back from injury. Wouldn’t that be a hoot? lol.

      Hope all is well my friend.

      • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

        I certainly hope that Buch plays, but hey, you never know. Come playoff time, its about winning, and Buch has no track record yet.

        As for drinking…..not yet, but maybe later! 🙂

        • Richter1994 says:

          Buch is one of the best forwards on the team. There I said it. He should never, ever sit while healthy.

          Cheers!! lol

          • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

            I think he will be and soon. Today, he’s simply a kid with a lot of promise who still needs to learn the NHL game. Unknown if he’s ready, physically or mentally, for the rigors of playoff hockey yet.

    • King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! King Sieveqvist ! says:

      Like I said , he won’t play but 2 more games and that’s because Theres a few back to backs …. flame on

  11. Peter says:

    We all know that Tanner is not blessed with much skill. Although it boggles my mind that these highly paid people who are playing a game they love need wake up calls and inspiration to do what they should obviously do to win games, I can’t argue that they have not played better since Glass has been re-called. He has been working hard which is a refreshing change from the floating that went on the previous four games.

    While I know his limitations will show up, so long as they need the grit and example he provides, play the sonofagun.