Kevin Hayes is actually good

One of the more polarizing players on the Rangers is Kevin Hayes. Hayes is viewed as an inconsistent center who “is not good defensively” and “lazy” by some. Others see Hayes as a talented middle-six center who plays a balanced game. The reality is the latter, not the former.

After an impressive rookie campaign, Hayes had what was perceived as a down year in 2015-2016. He followed that up with a strong third year in New York, recording career highs in assists (32) and points (49) while tying his career high in goals (17). The team rewarded his season and improvement with the 2C role following the Derek Stepan trade.

Season 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18
P/60 2.33 1.88 1.6 1.7
P1/60 2.27 1.36 1.29 1.22
xGF% 51.36 50.22 44.5 52.79
CF% 51.12 48.88 43.14 48.65
OZ% 60.41 60.92 41.41 47.52
TOI QOC% 28.56 28.4 29.04 29.59

Hayes has seen his deployment change radically over the past few years. It was 2016-2017 where Hayes, despite his offensive counting stats, struggled the most. That is when Hayes stopped getting sheltered starts and did almost a complete 180 in deployment, from mostly OZ starts against weak competition to DZ starts against top competition. His CF%/xGF% numbers were easily the worst of his career. But it was a learning experience.

This season is the biggest step in Hayes’ career. Hayes was thrust into a 2C role, hopefully with major lessons learned from his time as the defensive zone specialist last season. He has improved significantly in his play without the puck. He’s not perfect, but his offensive instincts and his now efficient defensive play show he can continue to improve.

It’s understandable that people think he is lazy. He’s not exactly the most loquacious quote, and sounds like he’s been to Washington state or Oregon or Colorado a few too many times. His tall frame makes it look like he’s lazy and skating slowly, when it’s just longer strides. Faster feet doesn’t mean better skater.

Hayes has some great offensive instincts, and seems to have rounded out his game into a solid two-way player. He’s someone the Rangers can rely on as a 2C, or can be one of the best 3C’s in the game depending on the roster makeup. Kevin Hayes is actually pretty good.

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87 thoughts on “Kevin Hayes is actually good

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 6:15 am

    I agree with most of this, he needs to be off the PK (or atleast demoted to 3rd PK pair) and put on PP2 though. He’s not very good at all at PKing and he’s surely better on the PP then having 2 D on PP2 or Desharnais.

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Not very good huh? He lead the league in shorthanded points most of the season last year and tied with in 1st with somebody. He set a record in that department as a NYR and beat out legends like Mess and Leetch in his 1st full season as a PK’er. Luckily the club saw this beforehand and Hayes will be a main part f that for years to come.

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 11:07 am

        Well, that may be, but i don’t evaluate PKers on what they create offensively but how they limit shots and scoring chances defensively.

        His CA/60 is 2nd worst on the team among forwards, only Vesey is worse.
        His FA/60 is also 2nd worst, only Vesey is worse.
        His xGA/60 is the worst.

        It’s not just this season either, he was among our worst F’s in these same categories last season aswell, he’s a bad PKer.

        • Nov 15, 2017 at 11:56 pm

          You know Corsi is an even strength stat, right?

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Give Kevin an offensive role and the pts will come. Simple as that.

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 10:46 am

      I thought AV was a “players coach” so why does AV struggle to put players (Hayes, Buchnevich, and Zucc) in roles where they can be utilize their best skills and excel?

      • Nov 16, 2017 at 6:39 am

        I would love to ask him that my friend.

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

      I think it’s more about who he plays with, I rather see JT unite with him and a reliable 3c or 4c who can take on a shutdown role. That would open up certain shifts to have him face lesser competition. It made a huge difference for someone like Stepan for last year when the team was healthy down the middle then every other shift would be a favourable match up so that’s why Vesey could hang around in the top 6 last year. I secretly hope JG makes a huge trade for a younger top 6 winger that would benefit Hayes in the long term.

      • Nov 16, 2017 at 6:40 am

        I love Hayes and Miller together offensively, no question, but the issue is that they are brutal defensively together.

        I hate to say that because they do work well together at the other end.

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      With Hayes taking an offensive role, who is going to take a defensive role, Richter? In case you hadn’t noticed, we dont exactly have alot of options laying around at Center.

      • Nov 16, 2017 at 6:42 am

        I get my friend, it would have to be the 3rd and 4th lines. I mean the Rangers are going to have problems scoring 5 on 5.

        There aren’t nearly as many PPs in the playoffs as the regular season so they have to improve 5 on 5. The top 2 lines are going to have to provide that scoring with some contributions from the rest.

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Kevin has offensive skills, and I love the way he protects the puck with his body. As pointed out in the thread, the man is tall, looks slow because of his long strides while skating, and that is deceiving to say the least. His deployment is a defensive one, but put in an offensive role, he can score, as demonstrated when he was at BC. Richter above, said it best, “Give Kevin an offensive role and the pts will come.”

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 11:05 am

      How does he look slow? I think these opinions are far fetched due to people not growing up with skates and a ice rink as second nature. He’s a big guy and looks the furthest thing from a slow skating 6’5 with a little more than 210 pounds to him. He’s athletic, he has afterburners which allow him to beat guys even at the end of his shift and he has that elusive speed with the puck. It’s almost like he gets faster when he has possession which was one of the traits that always reminded me of Nash.

      • Nov 16, 2017 at 12:55 am

        He looked slow because in his 1st couple of years his 1st 3 steps flat out sucked.

        Last year they got stronger, optimized his skating away from the puck and picked up an in-line crossover to help his acceleration. It shouldn’t be an issue for anybody this year unless your old biases preclude it.

        Saying he has elusive speed with the puck is a bit of a stretch; his size and reach makes it nigh impossible for backcheckers to get the puck off him, not the skating.

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Kevin has been playing really well with Nash and with Zucc just give him an offensive roll and he will do it as simple as that

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 8:22 am

    he is playing quite well give him more responsibility and he will perfom

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Complacent, physically timid for his size, devoted to overpassing—yet I still like Hayes as a player. He’s improved tremendously in the faceoff circle, but I wish he would become more assertive with his shot, he can shoot the puck pretty well. And he’s got serious skills with the puck, he handles as well as any big man in the game today. For the life of me I cannot understand how Vigneault looks at Hayes’ offensive skill package and says to himself “yeah, that’s my shutdown center right there.”

    To me Hayes is a 50-60 point guy if he’s deployed properly…

    • Nov 16, 2017 at 6:43 am

      That’s the downside to Hayes’ game, he wants zero to do with contact. Wants no part of it, for sure.

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 9:36 am


    I agree that Hayes is good right now. But Hayes is trending down. It’s most likely what Hayes is right now is what he is. A 3rd line center. He’s been trending down in P1/60 for all 3 years while his TOI QoC is relatively stable.

    I disagree fully with this zone start stuff. The majority of any players shifts start either on the fly or in the neutral zone. Zone starts don’t matter. Just an example and anyone can feel free to increase the scale as much as they like. Against Edmonton Hayes had 25 total shifts. 21 5×5, 1 5×4 and 3 4×5. He started 9 shifts in the DZ total, only 36% of all shifts. Only 6 5×5 shifts started in the DZ or 28% of his 5×5 shifts. Zone starts are not the reason for his declining production.

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 10:56 am

      No, but matchups (quality of competition) is. Mancunian Candidate hit the nail on the head above.

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 11:21 am


        Again, just random stuff. Conner McDavid is infinitely better than anyone on Florida. Hayes did well there. Hayes got shelled against Florida.

        As I posted below from Tulsky: “Everyone faces opponents with both good and bad shot differential, and the differences in time spent against various strength opponents by these metrics are minimal.”

        Hayes is a good player, not saying otherwise. All I’m saying is that what Hayes is right now, is what he is. There is no more “potential”, no more “growing”. This is who Kevin Hayes is for next year or so, and will begin to decline after that.

        • Nov 16, 2017 at 12:58 am

          There’s only the matter of usage, which dictates counting numbers.

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Hayes is going to be a very good player for the next 4 years, you heard it hear first.

    this kid was immature, he is gaining manhood like tendencies more and more.

    Boston beast mode soon enough, don’t lose faith on the kid!

    he’s gonna make you proud someday!

    mark these words…


    • Nov 15, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Hayes is a winner? In the playoffs he’s produced 10 points in 34 games. And most of those were in14-15.

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm


        This guy is becoming what the hawks saw when they drafted him in the first round…

        this year I am starting to see him using his off hand to push off defenders… he’s been a little more aggressive in the crowds…

        all signs point to his nuts dropping…

        he is a KEEPER!

        IMO of course

        • Nov 15, 2017 at 1:03 pm

          So just to be 100% clear here,

          0 playoff goals in last 22 playoff games and only 7 pts (4 P1) is a definition of a winner?

          What would you describe a player who put up 8 goals and 12pts over same span?

          • Nov 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

            I’m talking about this player, now & his future, not his past, at 25 I feel stronger about what he is becoming rather than where he was.

            players aren’t always great in their younger years, it happens, I am simply saying what I see of his game and attitude are things I like, I am down with him…

            you’re not. I get it.

            • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm

              Actually I said that Hayes right now is a good player, and is a good 3C. This is what he is. He will produce like this for another year, maybe 3 tops then start to decline. If anything Hayes has been trending down already and he might have already peaked.

              You said he was a winner, but Hayes has not assisted and in fact hindered the Rangers in the playoffs the past few years. Is it possible he goes on an insane playoff run? Of course. Anything is possible. Is it likely? eh

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Hayes has the size and skill that every coach looks for in a center. The defensive side of his game is improving just like to see him win a few more faceoffs. He is an entertaining player to watch.

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 9:57 am

    all good points. I also like that fact he has improved on face offs from the mid 30% range in his first 2 season to just under 50% so far this year. A sign of a center working hard to make himself a better player. He has played well in his new role. The points have not come yet, but not from lack of effort.

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I love it that people call him Kevin. You must be friends with Kevin.
    Mr. Hays is a great player better than Fasth but I do not hear complaints about Fasth. Its as though Fasth gets to play against all the top lines and has some points.

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 10:27 am

      You’re seriously criticizing a player who has won the Player’s Player Award two years in a row?

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

        Yup! That award is for someone that tries really hard and is not talented enough to be a great hockey player. Prucha award.

        • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:02 pm

          Oh really? Want to know who has won the Players’ Player award in the past?

          Rod Gilbert
          Harry Howell
          Jean Ratelle (five times!)
          Vic Hadfield
          Walt Tkaczuk
          John Davidson
          Phil Esposito
          Ron Greschner
          Ulf Nilsson
          Don Maloney
          John Vanbiesbrouck
          James Patrick
          Guy Lafleur
          Mike Richter
          Adam Graves
          Mark Messier
          Brian Leetch (four times!)
          Brendan Shanahan
          Chris Drury
          Ryan Callahan
          Ryan McDonagh
          Rick Nash

          All these guys are either HOFers, all-stars, and/or considered among the top 50 Rangers of all time. Very few who have ever won it have fallen under the category of “not talented”.

          It seems the “Resident Genius” once again failing to live up to his name, which really should have quotation marks around it.

          • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm

            That goes to show you that it has been bastardized to symbolize a mascot!

          • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm

            How many 4th line players on that list?

            • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:25 pm

              Colton Orr
              Jed Ortmeyer
              Darren Langdon
              Ed Olczyk—-who barely dressed

              You just cant handle the fact that the players greatly value Fast, and it totally blows holes in your points, which as usual are a) factually inaccurate (the award is for someone not talented—lie!) and b) not reflective of any reality in the real world. The players would VEHEMENTLY disagree with you. So therefore, you are wrong. Again!

              • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm

                You found the 4 other mascots. Good for you!

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 11:04 am

        People have the balls to put down good talent like Hays and prop up little talent like Fasth. Something is screwed up here. I don’t care what kind of bullshit award he gets to feel good and really is no award.

        • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm

          You mean just like you do with Lundqvist (one of your “elephants” in the room) who will be going to the HOF? You mean that kind of “put down”?

          You are right, something is screwed up here. I wonder what (or in this case “who?”)

          • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm

            You have to wait and see how the elephant does in the playoffs!
            Why compare a HOF goalie to a 4th liner?
            Don’t you see how screwed up that is?
            The HOF goalie has a history of losing. I just am ready for another debacle because of the second elephant in the room. The other HOF.

            • Nov 15, 2017 at 4:51 pm

              I love reading your incoherent babble. It somehow gives me a feeling of calm to know that you will respond with the most non-sensical reply possible. Truly, I thank you for that. It always brightens my day.

              This one though was tough to really fathom. How am I comparing Lundqvist with Fast? It does seem that either, you are just making things up, which is your usual MO, or you are having some trouble with reading comprehension today.

              So, since I care deeply about making sure you don’t go completely off the rails here, let me try to explain this to you in a manor you are more likely to understand—a third grade Scholastic Aptitude Test approach.

              “Two people were talking about Rangers hockey. One of them, visiting from the Bizarro World, and who seems obsessed with proving that Jesper Fast is really not a good player even though the topic here is about Kevin Hayes, decided to say the following—

              “‘People have the balls to put down good talent like Hays (actually Hayes) and prop up little talent like Fasth.’

              “The person he was discussing this with was incredulous. How can the Man From Bizarro World say that when he regularly trashes Henrik Lundqvist, who obviously has been the best Ranger by far over the past twelve seasons? So that person, we will call him “Eduardo”, simply responds—

              “‘You mean just like you do with Lundqvist (one of your elephants in the room) who will be going to the HOF? You mean that kind of put down’

              “Now, pick up your pencils boys and girls and choose the BEST ANSWER between one of the following—

              “A) Eduardo was drawing a comparison between how the Man From Bizarro World chacterizes Hayes compared to Lundqvist

              “B) Eduardo is saying that Hank has the same value as a 4th line player like Fast

              “C) Eduardo was drawing a comparison between how the Man From Bizarro World chacterizes Hayes compared to Lundqvist….AND we can safely conclude that the Man From Bizarro World is off his Rock-er.

              “Obviously, 90% of 3rd graders would realize the comparison was to Hayes, not to Fast. So C is the most correct answer here.”

              Does that make it clearer for you? 🙂

              • Nov 15, 2017 at 5:32 pm

                E3 you are a mean person!
                Just being gender neutral for you news people.

              • Nov 15, 2017 at 5:37 pm

                Nah, I’m just having some fun with you. The blog wouldn’t be the same without you.

                But I beg you, PLEASE stop with the over the top Fast hate!

              • Nov 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm

                E3 you give me motivation every day. I don’t hate Fasth. I think he is a good 4th liner.
                As a matter of fact I use to think he was a 3rd liner, but as time went on I noticed that he made players on his line less offensive. So putting him next to Kreider and wondering why Kreider is not scoring and when you take him off he starts scoring. Same with Hays.

              • Nov 15, 2017 at 5:53 pm

                Ok….now THAT at least is a reasonable analysis. I don’t agree with it, but I can see your point. But it doesn’t mean Fast deserves all that vitriol.

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 11:52 am

        If you think about it, it’s like winning the mascot award. I would be embarrassed with that award.
        Everybody likes the mascot!
        Most goals most points hardest hits but mascot award. Then someone could use it as something of value when it’s not.
        Ya, I’m so happy to have the mascot on my line even if I don’t get a point.

        • Nov 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm

          Kindof like getting the participation ribbon at the kids sports day.

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 12:04 pm

        RG- oh my god enough already

        • Nov 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm

          I’m Sorry if I offended you Hatrick (Fasth) Swayze.

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Just a note: Hayes has faced tougher competition that Fast this year. It’s a small difference, but Hayes still has tougher comp.

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm

        I’m just trying to motivate Fasth so he can score a goal or get an assist. I can’t bench him.

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      “That award is for someone that tries really hard and is not talented enough to be a great hockey player. Prucha award.”

      its a shame you were even able to type this man!

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      I think I understand why you’re a little confused. We have Jesper FAST. Viktor Fasth is a goalie in the Swedish Hockey League. Viktor also played goalie for the Oilers for a few seasons. Jesper Fast has won the Player’s Award the last two seasons, is a solid bottom 6 winger, has played well in the playoffs and may be one of the underlying reasons why we have been playing a bit better of late. I hope this helps.

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 1:03 pm

        Jesper Fast (formerly Fasth; born December 2, 1991).
        We can not all be Mark Messier. We all have a role to play and Fasth is a 4th line player who people love and has little offensive production. The shadow of the man is larger than his size.
        Now someone is saying he sparked the team from behind.
        Glass played inspired last year and that did not help the team play better.
        Why do people use the players’ award as though it means something?
        Should we give you an award for repeating the silly players’ award mantra for doing nothing?

        • Nov 15, 2017 at 4:09 pm

          The Players’ Player Award has been given annually since the conclusion of the 1958-59 season and recognizes the Ranger who, as selected by his teammates, “best exemplifies what it means to be a team player.”
          You don’t have to be good or bad or indifferent just a team player.
          Time to stop the Team Player Award.
          McD as MVP?
          AV coach of the year?
          Resident Genius blogger of the year!

          • Nov 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm

            Why are you so obsessed with tearing down Jesper Fast and the award? I thought you love most of these players and think they are great. So are you now saying they have great skill, but they are all stupid for giving Fast this award each year?

            As I said the other day, care to guess one of the primary reasons why the PK is back on track? Yep, you guessed it, the return of Fast. Care to guess why the Rangers have gotten hot? Well, I would bet to a man, many would credit the return of Fast as probably a top 3-5 reason for the turnaround.

            So I say again, go pick on someone else. You are totally wrong on this.

            • Nov 15, 2017 at 5:37 pm

              It’s not Fasth I am tearing down but your impression.
              The math does not lie like news people. He has 1 goal and we are waiting for 5 more maybe.

              • Nov 15, 2017 at 5:46 pm

                What do you think my impression is? Fast is not a goal scorer. That’s not the point.

                He is a very good defenisve player, strong on the PK, does all the little things well and his teammates clearly love what he brings to the table. That’s my only impression. So why does that make him a bad player who should be denigrated?

              • Nov 15, 2017 at 5:48 pm

                BTW, if the math doesn’t lie, then I assume you will revise your thinking about AV and Hank in terms of all-time wins? As you said, “the math does not lie”, right? 🙂

              • Nov 15, 2017 at 5:57 pm

                Try the math in the playoffs.
                Hank was great.
                AV is good to a point. the playoffs.
                The impression that he plays well on the 3rd line.
                He stagnates the offensive production making him a good 4th line player. So when he gets his goal its a bonus.

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 1:55 pm

        Dave, nothing can help this dude!

        whats killing me about this is that the NHL is currently running an AD thats all about the players who aren’t in the spotlight but do the things that make them win these awards…

        Quickie is better then this RG bum!

        thats right, BUM

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 10:21 am

    We all need to remember we got Hayes for NOTHING! He’s was a great pickup at the time. I LOVE the guy and know it takes time for many NHL players to develop into NHL players. In this day and age where everything seems to be had so quickly we must remember only a very few players can come into the league and be good right away. Where would the team be if we didn’t wait for Miller, Hayes, Kreider and other young players to develop. You can’t collect a full pension from a job if you work 5 years you have work the 25 years. My point? We must be patient

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 10:59 am

    for those of us not steeped in the underlying math of the advanced stats, how significant is the difference 1.2% difference in QOC between the 28.4 two years ago and 29.6 this year?

    can these numbers be restated in terms of player examples (e.g. Player X is a 28 and Player Y is a 30) or lines (e.g. 3rd line is 28 and 1st line is 30)?

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 11:15 am

      The range in QoC is very tight. Often from -0.6 to a 1. As an example. Eric Tulsky summed it up best I think.

      “Everyone faces opponents with both good and bad shot differential, and the differences in time spent against various strength opponents by these metrics are minimal.”

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      It’s relatively marginal, but worth noting that it has gone up. I mostly note it to show trust in the player.

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Saw him a lot at BC. Was an offensive machine playing with Gaudreau and Arnold. He reminds me of Dubi but with better hands and playmaking skills. Also, without the mean streak.

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    There is no doubt that Hayes is “pretty good”. Heck, he’s good. Another in a long line of B-/B/B+ players we have employed here over the years. Solid enough, and right now pretty important given our lack of center depth.

    The problem of course is that you generally have no shot at winning a Cup unless you have some “A” level players. I will post a link that might take some time to clear. Sean Hartnett of CBS New He absolutely nails the underlying issue with the Rangers this past decade (totally agree with this) and speculating that PERHAPS, Shattenkirk (and I would venture to say maybe, just maybe, Miller, Kreider, Zib and Buch) are on the verge of becoming A players so that Hank doesnt have to carry the overwhelming burden anymore. If so, then look out. This team can be dangerous.

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Nashville doesn’t have any superstars and had a legit chance at winning the cup.

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

        Teams can make runs, such as the 2014 Rangers. I’m not saying it’s impossible. Just highly improbable.

        And, uh, you don’t think PK Subban is one of the top defenseman in the league? They had two 30+ goal scorers in Arvidsson and Forsberg. Even Ryan Johansen. I suspect everyone of those players would be veiewed as superior to anything the Rangers have had the last few years.

        This year? Perhaps we are seeing an emergence from some guys. Perhaps.

        • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:10 pm

          I don’t think Subban is any better then Shattenkirk. Both are offensive talented dmen with defensive shortcomings. Having big name players on your roster is not enough to winl Lord Stanley Cup. You got to have bench strength. The Penguins and Oilers lack that this year and it shows.

          • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:18 pm

            We haven’t had Shatty until this year obviously. Now we do, that certainly helps. But we need more. I think we may be seeing an emergence of some guys into possibly becoming “A-listers”. But now, is our depth good enough?

            I agree that it can’t JUST be about having stars. You need quality bench strength as well. But to win it all, you generally have to have at least one guy that is truly an elite player—other than the goalie.

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      We need more players like F___th!

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      What would the Rangers have looked like over the past decade if we had Cheraponov and Michael Sauer playing? I think Cherry could have easily have been our “A level player (just see what Jagr thought of him after playing with him) … and Sauer , who was really coming into his own, would have provided us with a supremely solid 2nd pairing shut down d’man — and a RIGHTY shot.

      Not saying it guarantees any different result, but the dynamics on this team would have drastically changed. Maybe there’s a trade or a bad signing we don’t have to make because of those two players.

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 4:22 pm

        Yep, that and failing to nail other picks when we were a lottery team 15 years ago. And, also blowing it by drafting McIlrath instead of Tarasenko. Imagine Tarasenko on the 2014 or 2015 playoff teams? We win the Cup, certainly in 2014 (2015 probably not with all the injuries). Imagine if we had Shatty in those years instead of now? Or an emerging Buch then instead of now? Or a more mature Miller?

        It just shows how important timing is with these things in terms of everything coming together at the right moment.

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Make him the Captain
      Captain Kirk!

    • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      We had players that could have been A-listers however we have a macaque Zambezi fart smeller coach who playes Butch on the 4th line and can’t wait to F it up.

      • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm

        Well, the only one we know for sure who attempted to ruin an A-list player was your guy Torts who did so with Gaborik. And it seems the “hate Torts” list among former players just keeps getting larger and larger. But somehow, we have, to the best of my knowledge anyway, never ONCE heard a former player take AV to task for “ruining them” or a teammate. It’s a total myth only advanced in Bizzaro Land.

        • Nov 15, 2017 at 3:13 pm

          I do not need gossip and I can see with my own eyes and think with my own brain and I have evaluated the situation and I concur with my self the coach sabotaged the team by placing inferior players in the lineup and also playing 7 defensemen thereby putting the team in a position to lose.
          I do not only judge the players I judge the coach equally! You only judge the coaches record and not what he does.
          Each of the game 7’s you blame the players even though the coach put them in a position to lose.
          Putting Glass in, puts them in a position to lose but you will never admit the truth because you believe the record of the coach and he is infallible.
          Bizzar is making the same mistakes 3 times and continues to do the same thing expecting a different result.
          Bizzar is only examining half the equation.
          You are not capable of honest judgment, you work for the news.

          • Nov 15, 2017 at 3:39 pm


          • Nov 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm

            “I have evaluated the situation and I concur with my self”


            • Nov 15, 2017 at 4:57 pm

              Yes, he probably read that in a crazy fortune cookie somewhere.

              • Nov 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm

                Making up things again! Can you read my mind? The evil bends his bow. Guess where I got that.

              • Nov 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm

                That quote seems a little sophisticated for you. Did you have your Mommy find it for you?

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    This team is not winning the Cup. let’s get that clear. We put ourselves out of the Rasmus Dahlin sweepstakes and again will draft between 16 and 24. Yup same shit different day.
    Interesting thing is I think Hayes is a good player just too soft. With his size he should dominate but nope. I don’t mind him being on the team.
    AV needs to maintain his line mates whomever they become. This shuffling AV is notorious for is not a good formula. I think that has contributed to why Hayes has been regarded as a tweener.

    So I noticed Leaky is getting credit for the winning streak. How typical. I guess the Rangers are a 1 man show. So in that regard who cares what Hayes is doing, after all it has to be the Queen so Hayes can be a valuable trade asset then.

  • Nov 15, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Something about the name “Kevin Hayes ” that really gets this blog going……I hope he just has a real good season and helps this team win GO Kevin ……………..GO RANGERS !!!!!

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