Accountability, Thy Name is Zherdev

One of the main reasons why we here at BSB were so excited about John Tortorella becoming head coach of our beloved Blueshirts was because he would finally make his skill players accountable for their actions and effort on the ice. Too many times did we see lackadaisical efforts go unpunished by Tom Renney (no offense to the Renney lovers,…

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New Lines, Hank Sick

Torts switched up the lines a little bit today (as per Andrew Gross). And by switching up the lines, I mean swapping Avery and Naslund. Avery, who has been working his butt off, save for two really stupid penalties, and is getting rewarded for his play. Meanwhile, Naslund, who had the least amount of ice time amongst the top six,…

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Tom Renney is no Herb Brooks…

For reasons unbeknownst to myself and others, I have not been able to access this blog for quite sometime.  And after last night’s 10-2 debacle, it seems that divine intervention has allowed me to return, to talk about the hideousness that occurred in the Lone Star State. The honest to god’s truth is that over the course of an 82…

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Odds and Ends

The Islanders just can’t get lucky.  Mike Sillinger is now out for the year. They lost another tradeable asset to help rebuild. It’s unknown what Sillinger could have gone for, considering he played an entire 7 games all year, but something is better than nothing. This just creates more time for us to laugh at the Islanders for their ridiculous…

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Special teams aren’t so special

14.0% power play efficiency, second worst in the conference and fifth worst overall 12 shorthanded goals allowed, worst in the league What in the world is going on here? The Blueshirts have had the third most power play opportunities in the league (179), yet are one of the worst teams when it comes to capitalizing on those chances (25 PPG)….

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Renney: “Brain dead hockey”

After another uninspired and rather dreadful effort last night, Tom Renney laid into his squad. Via Sam Weinman: “Awful,” Tom Renney said. “Brain-dead hockey.” … “I can tell you I’m not happy with how our team played. I’m not happy with performance from some very key members of our hockey club, who need to be better,” Renney said. “They need…

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So what’s it gonna be Mats?

As we sit on the eve of Mats Sundin’s big decision, one has to wonder…is this a move the Rangers have to make?  Or are they simply reverting back to their old ways, going after the the biggest available name out there, and not necessarily for the right reasons?  One would have to think that given Sundin’s track record that…

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