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LETS GO RANGERS
5 years ago  ::  Oct 17, 2014 - 3:23PM #1
TonyG4
Posts: 3,100
Well If I have to list my Favorite Sports and Teams in Order. The NY Rangers and Hockey would be on the top of my list.

 

1) Rangers

2) Yankees

3) Giants

4) Knicks

 

That's old school. Been a Ranger Fan since I was a kid during the original 6 era, going to the Old Garden on 8th Ave, between 49Th and 50 Street

 


 

That's when the real hockey was played. The Days of the original 6

 


 

I use to get out of school at 2:30 pm and run up to the Old Garden and stand on line with my High School GO Card and wait till 6:30 PM when they opened up the doors for the General Admission Seats and run up stairs to try and get a seat in the first row.

 

And then get to see some of the greatest hockey players to ever play the game. Andy Bethgate, Leaping Lou Fontinato. Bones Raleigh, Camille Henry, Bill Gasby and so many other Ranger Players. And then get to see the great Gordie Howe and Leaping Lou battle it out on the ice.

 

To me there is no in between when it comes to hockey in the USA, you are either a fanatic like myself, or you can care less about Hockey.

 

But I think, Hockey is the greatest sport there is with the greatest athletes, who play for the love of the game. Where else can you see a guy with a face full of blood, standing at center ice, shaking the hand of the guy that caused that blood.

 

If you are a Ranger Fan, or just a hockey fan and love the game of hockey, but were not around to see the Original Six, you don't know what you missed. And you would have loved to have been around in those days.

 

I had my season tickets in 94 to watch them lift the Cup at MSG. Was hoping to see it again last season, but we fell short by inches. So far this season, the team has been frustrating to watch, except for Nash, who IMO will be back to having his usual season of 30 goals or more..

 

So Lets Go Rangers. It's early, and time to get back to looking like the team that came that close.

 
Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
5 years ago  ::  Oct 17, 2014 - 8:45PM #2
prof. quiz
Posts: 7,444

So you're a Ranger fan...me too.


I was at the old garden once when I was in single digits. I don't remember much but a steel girder blocking my view.


This team is frustrating to watch so far. Last nights 2-1 win was too close but at least they broke the 3 game slide. Nash does look good this year. I guess he's making up for the last 2. I think he has 6 goals in 5 games which is unreal. I like that kid Duclair. He has great hockey sense for a 19 year old.

5 years ago  ::  Oct 18, 2014 - 1:54PM #3
TonyG4
Posts: 3,100
Yes Prof, a big time Ranger Fan. You are correct, so far this season, this team has been very frustrating to watch.

 

Nash looks like the Nash we went out and got. He will be back to scoring 30 goals or more this season. He is a power forward, like Jagr was in his prime. Big and hard to knock off the puck, with great hands and shot. Just needs the right players to play with. He and MSL will be good together, and although Duclair looks good for a 19th yr old, he doesn't belong on the number 1 line.

 

Nash needs a strong center, you can't take MSL off the wing. That's not his game.

 

Although Duclair is playing well, and deserves to get a chance to prove he can play in the NHL, I think he will go back to Jrs. after 10 games. He got a taste, but needs more experience. 19 yr old players like #99, Sidney the punk Crosby, or OV, don't come around that often, and Duclair is not in that category. But he sure shows potential to be a NHL player.

 

Happy to talk hockey with you and NY Ranger Hockey. Look forward to more during the season.

 

Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
5 years ago  ::  Oct 22, 2014 - 2:39PM #4
prof. quiz
Posts: 7,444

3 wins in a row. Sweet. Coming back from a 3-1 defecit against the Horned Ones was really sweet. Still can't forget about coughing up 17 goals in 3 games. Not sweet.


Looks like you're right about Duclair. Vigneault has him polishing the bench while giving Malone the nod. I like what I saw but without being at a game and watching him skate I'm sure I'm missing his mistakes. We'll see if he plays Sat. Man, 4 days is just too long.


Nash now has 8 goals and leads the NHL. When was the last time we had a sniper like that? I hope his scoring prowess continues.

5 years ago  ::  Oct 23, 2014 - 12:41PM #5
TonyG4
Posts: 3,100
Yes quiz, 3 big games in a Row. Nothing like beating those SwampRats as I call the Devils, on their home ice in front of all those fly by night SwampRat Fans, in their new Jersey's and New Hats with the price tags still on them. That happens every time the SwampRats Fans and FishStick Fans (Islanders) go on a winning streak. They keep the tags on so they can retunrn them when the team starts losing again.

I think Lundqvist said it best in his post game interview after a big come back win in NJ, when he said this game was a Character Builder for this Team.
And that is so true. A game like this can bring this team together and build character going forward and chemistry. Teams need that, and at this early part of the season, this can really pay off.

Nash is proving what he is. And elite player in the NHL, that after 2 concusions before the playoffs last season, slowed him down, and he really couldn't play his game.

He is a different kind of power forward, the same way Jagr is. Big, Strong, with great hands, and is very hard to knock off the puck. When he drives to the net he can't be stopped. I think if he stays healthy, he can get back to scoring 30 or more goals this season, like he has done since he was a number 1 over all pick for the Blue Jackets.

As far as beating the San Jose Sharks:

What a great game and great win at MSG against a strong West Team. One thing this game showed is that when Stepan comes back we will have 4 strong good center ice men on this team

Stepan
Hayes
Brassard
Moore

Something a team that plays 4 lines surely needs. That big strong line of Hayes, Nash and Kreider was awesome tonight. 3 Big Strong Power Forwards. Wow. It will be interesting to see if AV keeps them together when Stepan comes back?
Hayes had one heck of a game tonight and I would have liked to see him get one of the 3 stars instead of Haglin, but Hags had the winning goal. But all around play, Hayes was better. 
I think Hayes play against Sharks just about sealed the faith of JT, coming back up to play center. And sealed the faith of Duclair going back to Jr's. Which, I think will be a good thing for the Kid. He got a taste, and has the confidence he can play in the NHL, but he needs another year to build up and get stronger. He is big enough, that speed and size can make him that much better. He is only 19, and can work on his body and build it up more.
The D played a good defensive game, but I would like to have seen them be more aggressive in the crease and in front of Lundqvist, who was back to being the King again. But too many Sharks were going to the net after whistles, and were too close to him, and should have been taken out more aggressively by our D.
 

I love this game of hockey with a passion. And there was nothing like the Original 6 era.



Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
5 years ago  ::  Oct 27, 2014 - 11:16AM #6
prof. quiz
Posts: 7,444

What happened against Montreal? Where was the D? Where was the O?


Staal hasn't been the same since the concussion. Someone besides Nash has to score. He has 8 of their 21 goals. Lundqvist has to get his mojo back from last year.


Still early and plenty of time.


LGR!

5 years ago  ::  Oct 27, 2014 - 4:06PM #7
TonyG4
Posts: 3,100

Montreal's fore checking and back checking was everywhere, and the Rangers fore checking and back checking was no where. Mad
Every time a Ranger had or touched the puck 2 guys were all over him. Ranger had no time to move the puck and pass. I know Staal is looking for a new contract, but he is doing nothing to earn it on the ice. He better wake up fast. You are in a contract year, you better show this team they can't afford to lose you.


Again, no protection in front of Lundqvist at all, and everyone on the Rangers avoided going to the net and creating traffic in front of his net. They avoided Price like he had Ebola.



I think Maloney said it like it is, when he said, right now Montreal is a better team then last season, and the Rangers are not.



I think AV has to re think the way he is using MSL. That line of Brassard, with 2 small wingers is not working. They need a big strong winger like Puliot was, that can go to the net. Zuc and MSL are too small for that, and AV has to make a change.



I think when Stepan comes back, he should move MSL on the wing with Nash, they had good chemistry, and move Kreider to the Brassard line.


A very bad loss and effort by the NY Rangers. 

Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
5 years ago  ::  Oct 27, 2014 - 9:48PM #8
prof. quiz
Posts: 7,444

Wow, down 3-0 and only 6 SOG in the first 30 minutes. It looked like last game. Then they come out in berserk mode in the 3rd and outplay the Wild and score 5 to win it.


The Wild have given up the fewest goals in the league with 6. Then the Rangers depants them at the garden and score 5 in less than 14 minutes.


My voice is gone from screaming. I think my dog is hiding from me.


5 years ago  ::  Oct 28, 2014 - 3:18PM #9
TonyG4
Posts: 3,100

Oct 27, 2014 -- 9:48PM, prof. quiz wrote:


Wow, down 3-0 and only 6 SOG in the first 30 minutes. It looked like last game. Then they come out in berserk mode in the 3rd and outplay the Wild and score 5 to win it.


The Wild have given up the fewest goals in the league with 6. Then the Rangers depants them at the garden and score 5 in less than 14 minutes.


My voice is gone from screaming. I think my dog is hiding from me.





Just goes to show, what I have said so many times to my friends and fans that go to MSG, and guys in my section, at MSg, who come to, or watch a game on TV,  and leave early so they can beat the crowd and think the game is over because the Rangers or any team is losing by 3 or 4 goals in the last period.

In the game of hockey the game is never over till time runs out and the fat lady sings. Goals can be scored in bunches and within seconds apart. It's all up to the team losing the game to never give up.

And that's exactly what this Ranger Team did last night. Wow!!! what a game, to be at or watch on TV, and be a Ranger Fan.Hockey

Great to see Duclair score the tying goal, and Zuc scoring the winner. 

Nash got the number one star and well deserved it. This was one of his best 2 way hockey games as a Ranger. The guy can be a beast on ice, and he is doing that now.

Killing off 2 Major penalty's took a lot out of this team, but too their credit, they didn't give in to it.

Awesome comeback by our NY Rangers  quizApplaude

Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
5 years ago  ::  Nov 01, 2014 - 1:07PM #10
prof. quiz
Posts: 7,444

You and Yogi are right Tony, it ain't over 'till it's over. Didn't the Rangers score two goals in 4 seconds just a few games back?


Let's hope they can string a few wins together. Their GF/GA is medicore so far but I have no doubt those numbers are going to get better.


Finally, a game tonight. Here's to sending the Jets flying back to Manitoba with a big fat L in the column.


LGR!

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