Rangers recall Vinny Lettieri

As expected, the Rangers have recalled forward Vinny Lettieri. Lettieri was sent down by the Rangers earlier this week, as the Blueshirts were on their bye week. Lettieri got more playing time, and now rejoins the Rangers.

I did, admittedly, miss that the Rangers were on their bye week, which is why they sent him down in the first place. But I’m glad to see he’s back.

22 thoughts on “Rangers recall Vinny Lettieri

  • Jan 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm


    • Jan 12, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Was a long week. Glad we’re back. Now let’s go out and take care of business

  • Jan 12, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Sounds like Hayes is not quite ready. Apparently he did practice today, but AV says he’s less than 50/50 for tomorrow’s game.

    Kampfer remains in the lineup. Brendan the Bust (my new nickname for him for showing up to camp out of shape) remains a healthy scratch.

    • Jan 12, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      Not that +/- is all that great a stat, but aside from McD and Grabner he has the highest +/- on the team. He’s become the new whipping boy in my eyes and sitting him is no long range solution. We’ll need his physicality come playoff time and I for one am not worried about whether he’ll bring it.

      • Jan 12, 2018 at 4:48 pm

        I agree with you. There is no doubt that he is a better player than Kampfer. I still don’t get why Smith wasn’t given more time with Skjei. It should be McDonagh-Shattenkirk and Skjei-Smith as a top four.

      • Jan 12, 2018 at 5:04 pm

        But wait….I thought AV only made young players his “whipping boys”. I’m just so confused! 🙂

        As for +/-, ok, fair point. But then explain to me why folks out here want Holden and Staal benched but are willing to give Smith a pass when they have the same +/-?

        • Jan 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

          +/- is mostly a meaningless stat to me. As to Smith vs Holden/Staal. Smith can actually skate, the other 2 get beat to the outside in every game.

        • Jan 12, 2018 at 7:48 pm

          To a large extent I agree with what James said … and the issue I have with AV is that a vet gets a very long leash before getting whipped, the younger players get whipped after their first few shifts. I don’t really care what you (actually everyone that shares the particular view) THINK other people are complaining about when it comes to AV — you’re (they’re) pushing their comments to an extreme. That said I think there are other d’men aside from Smith who have not quite performed up to the standards their contracts would suggest, I never saw them scratched.

          • Jan 12, 2018 at 9:39 pm

            I think that may be partially true, but certain veterans get a pass. Staal and Holden this year. Girardi last year.

    • Jan 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      just get smith into the playoffs, he will turn back into a monster

    • Jan 13, 2018 at 6:19 am

      Brendan the Bust is the new nickname thought up by Idiot!Idiot!Idiot! And, who cares.

  • Jan 12, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Awesome – now we have a strong candidate to sit.

    Sorry – I still can’t get over how AV sat the kid for two games after his impressively strong debut.

    And as the Ranger’s get younger this is going to be rub if AV is still in the room

  • Jan 12, 2018 at 5:20 pm


    • Jan 12, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      It’s truly curious. I dont know how to answer this. But I will take a wild guess here.

      19 wins….8 losses…..3 ties since Halloween night, one of the best records in the NHL since that point, and doing this with players such as McDonagh, Kreider, Mika, Fast and now Hayes either injured or compromised for significant stretches.

      That on top of the three straight 100+ point seasons and the most playoff series wins as Rangers coach in almost 80 years.

      Just a hunch now….could be wrong….but I’m guessing that’s your reason!

      • Jan 12, 2018 at 7:52 pm

        Not to defend Cranky, but you could have said the same about Torts way back when … yeah, Alain got 1 series further … with a better team than Torts ever had.

        Maybe the 19-8-3 has a little more to do with Hank’s play than with AV’s coaching. Hmmm?

        • Jan 12, 2018 at 8:30 pm

          Uhhhh… not really.

          Torts won a sum total of three playoff series in five springs coaching the team. AV has doubled that amount in four springs.

          I’m pretty sure Torts was the only Rangers coach in team history to blow a 3-1 series lead and lose the series. AV is the only coach in league history to rally his team from a 3-1 deficit in back to back seasons.

          Torts is the only Rangers coach post-lockout to miss the playoffs altogether.

          Renney had more success than Torts as Rangers coach. AV had WAY more success that Torts. It’s not even close.

          • Jan 12, 2018 at 9:31 pm

            Torts has a Stanley Cup ring. Av has had two shots in the Stanley Cup finals and came up empty both times. He is the biggest loser.

            • Jan 12, 2018 at 9:43 pm

              That was a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. Since then, there is no comparison as to who’s been the more successful coach.

              Nice job by Torts in these last two back to back games against non-playoff teams BTW. Hmmmm….maybe he’s lost the room. Maybe the CBJs should be sellers at the deadline.

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  • Jan 12, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    From Rotter’s blog (stinkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee):

    Over the course of the season, in all situations, the Rangers have had

    October: 760 shot attempts for, 729 against, 417 shots on goal for, 413 against, 40 goals for, 46 against
    November: 675 shot attempts for, 734 against, 378 shots on goal for, 387 against, 41 goals for, 30 goals against
    December: 689 shot attempts for, 844 against, 401 shots on goal for, 480 against, 37 goals for, 27 against
    January: 223 shot attempts for, 259 against, 121 shots on goal for, 141 against, 7 goals for, 10

    • Jan 13, 2018 at 7:38 am

      Sorry, but some would say Hank isn’t earning his pay??? If only our “D” earned their’s!

      • Jan 13, 2018 at 9:52 am

        I don’t know who gave me the thumb’s down for posting facts, but sometimes the truth hurts.

        The King and a few others are earning their pay. The King, accounting for most of their wins, is, ten fold.

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