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NFT: NY Rangers Game day...yes you read that right!

ShockNRoll : 10/17/2019 12:54 pm
After 3 games in 14 days, the Rangers finally settle into some semblance of a normal schedule with games tonight and tomorrow, then every other day next week. I'm just excited to finally see the Rangers take the ice tonight.

Looks like Howden and Strome will flip flop 2nd/3rd line center roles, and Smith is moving up to the 3rd line. Georgiev will be in net tonight, Henrik tomorrow night. Devils are 0-4-2 and Hughes has no points. Typical Rangers fan wisdom under these circumstances suggests the Devils win tonight and Hughes has a hat trick, but I'm hoping they can push their first win at least one more game. Devils have a lot of talent in Hall, Nico, Hughes, Gusev, Subban, Palmieri, Zajac, Simmonds...it's hard to believe they have lost 6 straight to start the season.

I'll have this game on split screen with the Yankees tonight. Let's go Rangers!
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God help them if they give Brendan Smith top-nine minutes  
Anakim : 10/17/2019 12:58 pm : link
And why scratch Lemieux? And what the hell does Lias have to do to get ice-time?

I swear. Quinn is slowly morphing into AV.
Here in New York?  
Mike in Long Beach : 10/17/2019 1:00 pm : link
I didn't know they still had a team.

RE: Here in New York?  
figgy2989 : 10/17/2019 1:01 pm : link
In comment 14631640 Mike in Long Beach said:
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I didn't know they still had a team.



Yeah, they got uniforms and everything. It's really great.
Nico and Greenie Out  
LeftHook : 10/17/2019 1:15 pm : link
Hughes will center Hallsy and Palms. Carrick out Mueller in.
Brendan Smith shouldn't even be on the team  
Greg from LI : 10/17/2019 1:18 pm : link
Yet he's getting moved up a line now. Madness.
Never seen anytihng  
JeffAces28 : 10/17/2019 1:37 pm : link
like this with all these days off to start a season
Maybe DQ is  
giants_10_88 : 10/17/2019 1:43 pm : link
tanking for Byfield.
Re: Smith  
ShockNRoll : 10/17/2019 1:48 pm : link
I don't really get it either. Unless there's something coming up in the film room, he seems like a wasted forward to me. The way this team is constructed, they only win if they can out-gun opponents, and with Brendan Smith on the third line, they won't be doing much of that. There's only so far the top line can take this team. I hope Howden can provide the spark for Kakko and Kreider. It remains concerning to me that Kreider has these streaks of 8-10-12 games without points. He needs to pick it up.
Where is Brett?  
Carl in CT : 10/17/2019 2:09 pm : link
Good morning! Another year in Rangerland. Like the build here folks keep feeding the future! Couple years away.
I don't mind Smith getting ice-time  
Anakim : 10/17/2019 2:11 pm : link
He's actually been one of our best PKers so having him as the 12th F, 7th D is fine, but are we really going to play Smith on the third line? REALLY? REALLY? No wonder Kravtsov and Chytil are pissed. And the treatment of Lias is ridiculous.
Quinn is completely mismanaging this roster so far  
Torrag : 10/17/2019 2:12 pm : link
The only consolation is they've played so few games it's done very little damage...yet. They appear to have bought into the pipedream this group is a contending club, which they aren't. Experienced guys with little to no upside getting the minutes.
The team needs SOMEONE who's willing to win battles along the boards.  
yatqb : 10/17/2019 2:32 pm : link
Right now Smith is the best we have at that aside from the top line and perhaps Lemieux. And he gets back on defense at forward.

We desperately need a 2C to get our second line going, and Chytil hasn't looked anything like the answer there.

It's a long season, and I don't mind Quinn making the young players earn their minutes. It sure worked for Buch last year.
I'm here.  
BrettNYG10 : 10/17/2019 2:50 pm : link
Good morning Carl!
Chytil  
giants_10_88 : 10/17/2019 3:14 pm : link
has been playing well in Hartford. 5 pts in 4 games I believe.
RE: I don't mind Smith getting ice-time  
BC Eagles94 : 10/17/2019 3:14 pm : link
In comment 14631736 Anakim said:
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He's actually been one of our best PKers so having him as the 12th F, 7th D is fine, but are we really going to play Smith on the third line? REALLY? REALLY? No wonder Kravtsov and Chytil are pissed. And the treatment of Lias is ridiculous.


+1, completely agree. Unlike many who don't want him suiting up at all, or even on the roster for that matter, I do see his value. He offers the kind of grit and toughness you're getting from most wingers on a 4th line anyway, and his versatility to also play D for PK is valuable. Our D just isn't constructed in a way to put out two competent sets of D pairs for PK, with the two rookies and Deangelo.

BUT, moving him up to 3rd line winger is ridiculous. Read that Lemieaux may be ill though? But either way, him on 3rd line is a joke.
You mean 2-1 wasn't our final record for the season?  
Phil in Joisey : 10/17/2019 3:19 pm : link
Can't blame the circus any more.
This is what happens when you put Millennials in charge of something  
Vanzetti : 10/17/2019 3:54 pm : link
One team has 3 games played and others have 8

Rangers have  
pjcas18 : 10/17/2019 3:58 pm : link
7 games in the next 13 days.

Weird schedule.

I'll be in NYC on 11/4 and might go to the NYR vs Sens game (love watching hockey at MSG).

DeAngelo bangs in a loose puck  
NYerInMA : 10/17/2019 7:22 pm : link
Rangers strike first.
Ah yes  
NYerInMA : 10/17/2019 7:35 pm : link
The old "smack the puck in off the goalie's facemask" play. Devils tie it up.
That's not a 5?  
slickwilly : 10/17/2019 8:23 pm : link
Um, ok
Look like  
XBRONX : 10/17/2019 8:48 pm : link
crap
Rangers PP has been awful tonight  
NYerInMA : 10/17/2019 9:20 pm : link
Unacceptable against a winless team.
Panarin breaks his stick  
NYerInMA : 10/17/2019 9:27 pm : link
Georgiev gives up a softie. Game over. Of course NJ's first win would come against the Rangers.
RE: Panarin breaks his stick  
jlukes : 10/17/2019 9:34 pm : link
In comment 14632119 NYerInMA said:
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Georgiev gives up a softie. Game over. Of course NJ's first win would come against the Rangers.


Do you realize that how many multi goal leads the Devils have already blown this year?
Bummer, Anak  
Mr. Bungle : 10/17/2019 10:48 pm : link
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RE: Bummer, Anak  
Anakim : 10/18/2019 9:01 am : link
In comment 14632362 Mr. Bungle said:
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