Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by nevesis, Feb 8, 2018.
I woke up right after I punched him in the face.
Strangely enough I imagined him anchoring a guy like ADA, if he sticks.
That would be the other player that he would complement. If I’m envisioning this team on defense going forward, I see two sets of potential pairings - I continue to harp on the idea that there is no better fit for this team in this draft than Boqvist, who I would pair with Hajek (if he develops accordingly.). The other is Lindgren with either Pionk or ADA. The interesting one is Rykov. My feeling is that in two or so years, we won’t see one of Pionk or ADA on this team. I can see another RD on the 2nd pairing. I also wonder what happens with Skjei. If he properly develops, he’s good to go on the 2nd pairing. But, I can see the Rangers moving him if say, Winnipeg doesn’t want to splurge on Trouba. Would a deal this off-season of say, Skjei, a young forward and TB’s 1st get it done?
Neal has more offense to his game than stats have shown and I think we'll see more of it as he settles in. He has a good shot and righty one timer. Digging deeper into his AHL stats, he clearly focused on his defensive game first before gaining some confidence and also getting some pp time later. In 48 games in Hartford he has 1 g a 16 a but he put up 1 g and 10 assists in his last 19 games before the call up. So he did well to turn things around and start adding offense before the call up.
I am lukewarm on Trouba.
There's a lot to like there, but I also would like to see him average more than 60-65 games per season, which he's done three out of four years and is just about on pace to do again this season.
I have a gut feeling Trouba's next contract could look pretty bad in a hurry.
Pionk with those creepy "is it time to make out now?" eyes. But to be fair to Pionk, he has those creepy eyes during post-game interviews too.
Do your thing, playboy!
I could dig it.
Love watching him rip one timers from weird angles and still getting them on goal.
Clever and insightful!
Isn't he always..........
Man, how do you come up with this stuff? Amazing!
I loved the way Pionk battled Lucic. He kept coming back for more. The offense was there in college. I like that he is focusing on his defense first.
Has a chance to be a real player.
My problem with Pionk is that he chips the puck off the boards a bit too frequently. Not sure if anyone else noticed that. I think there are positives to his game though.
Your appeal game needs a serious boost Ail. Pathetic!
I agree but we need to get him away from AV asap.
22 year old free agent signing who is exceeding all reasonable expectations, and that's your contribution to the discussion? Which way is not your radio show.
You clearly don't get it. It took me a moment for the overwhelming wit of it to strike me, too.
The kid is gritty, I saw him stand up for a teammate and fight 6’4 220 lbs Joseph Labate in the AHL earlier this season.
About 11 months ago, I posted that Pionk would be the most important UFA the Rangers could sign.
Glad it's working out so far. The brains are there, the two-three gears he's lacking are mynly concern.
He's had some wtf rookie turnovers, and some physical battles hes gotten totally molested on, but at this stage hes higher on my list than Ada.
I'm still waiting, mouth agape in silent awe, for a similar biting criticism of Pias Andersson.
What about Kevin ****tenkirk?
One can only hope that he lends his analysis to ol' ****ty.
Zero Goals 4 assists and a -6 in 14 games. Wonderful player who's 20 minute "contribution" is part and parcel to a NYR defense that gives up 40 shots + a game if they are lucky. Feel free to show me the heat maps or whatever you people are looking at to justify your pedestrian opinions of Neal Stionk . As far as the nickname goes, it may not be a quip you enjoy but there are plenty of Ranger ans around the world who donate their hard earned money on a monthly basis to be both informed and entertained by me. How about you ? When the overrating of a player is so egregious as it in this case he needed a nickname. Remember Mclbust ? How did that turn out for you ?