Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by Anttiup32, Jan 29, 2018.
Feet first into the boards. Ugh
Shoulda been you, Boomer Esiason.
My take on DeAngelo is he's a lot tougher dude than MDZ. Like Del Zotto he can be outmuscled by bigger stronger players though. The important thing for smaller defensemen sometimes is positioning but one reason there's usually a bigger D paired with a smaller D is so that your team doesn't get overpowered in plays to the net.
But watching DeAngelo this year fight this Bridgeport guy in the AHL--that might have been the best fight I've seen from any Rangers player or prospect the entire year. Calm and like he knew what he was doing and what he wanted to do. Watching him not back off Wayne Simmonds. So I think Tony has a lot of moxie that MDZ doesn't really.
He's a tough kid and I wish him a prompt recovery. A lot of spirit and desire for sure.
TDA looked much better when he was paired with Skjei. As did Skjei. Mistakes, yeah but mobility is there. Or was there. Hope leg is OK.
I think he needs to find a way to translate some of his offensive skills into points, but I dunno I don't really see quite all the defensive issues that people seem to think he has. At least, he doesn't seem to show that many more deficiencies than any other defenseman playing in this system. He tries and if he's not perfect he seems at least adequate. Other people may have different opinions I guess.
That said he can really transport the puck up the ice and that's a lot more valuable than many people (including coaches) are willing to admit even if it does not turn into points all the time. He's easily the Rangers best defenseman at that.
Do you mean he doesn't show more deficiencies compared to other current defensemen? If so this is really not a good standard going forward. I think this is a point - either his offensive or defensive game has to improve by a lot to retain his spot coming out of rebuild.
I think my point is that evaluating his defensive game is difficult right now because everyone looks pretty bad in this system.
But as I said yeah he needs to find a way to put some more points on the board even if he's doing the right things offensively.
O'Gara should be bagging groceries.
Whoever said that O’Gara skates well for a big guy wasn’t giving a good assessment. It physically hurts to watch him skate, big guy or not.
ADA has work to do. I really think the talent is there for him to be a top 4. He is at the very least trying to play active D but seems to make some poor reads. He has great puck and skating skills. I am really rooting for continued development as there have been parts of games where he looked really good but it is concerning that overall his game has not translated into either more offense for or less against. I'd really love for that to be all bad luck and stuff he will grow out of.
I think it’s a lot of poor luck as far the way I see it. He’s been very good at shooting for rebounds but we haven’t been good at putting the rebounds in. I think our forward group is so weak right now you have to think half of his shifts he’s with the AHL guys in front so the number of chances goes down...
I also notice the PP moves the puck much better with him in the lineup. I don’t know if it’s all due to him or the confidence that the guy at the top will be able to make and receive passes
The issue reminds me somewhat of what JTM had to address early in his career and what still continues to be a knock on him even now. ADA is a confident kid that thinks he can make any play he sees at any time. He needs to learn the percentages where attempts to execute a high risk play for a big reward is not always warranted. To compare him to Pionk at this point in their careers - ADA has a more impressive skill set in terms of vision, skating, passing but Pionk is better at assessing a situation and choosing the best play in the context of a situation.
I wouldn’t say that. I’d say Pionk is just much more conservative, pionk has a little dan Girardi when it doubt bang it out off the boards(that why he’s gotten his fair share of icings). ADA is looking to make a pass or skate it out and sometimes the pass isn’t there or the lane closes before the puck gets through so it’s a turnover.
ADA is a gambler.
he's got great skills and he's not afraid to use them. he makes bad plays and decisions that all young players make. he does engage and can play it physical. his issues are with his decision making more than his ability. his upside is that of an offensive dman who can make plays like a forward and handle the puck with aplomb. you take the good with the bad with him and make sure he's got a defensively responsible partner. let him play. let him create.
i have zero issues with this kid. zero.
I'm rooting for Tony for sure but if you have a Dman that is a offensive gambler he is going to have to produce a lot more points than Tony has thus far.
Count me in the group that likes him, a lot. He seems like a guy who wants to make a difference and his skills should translate. I also don't see these egregious defensive deficiencies people are complaining about. He handles the puck better than practically any Ranger defenseman this organization has had in many years. Will he make mistakes? Of course, he has the puck on his stick a lot because he is trying to make a good play, not just throw it off the boards. I also love that he is willing to physically engage with forwards. That's something the defense hasn't done in a while (really since Sauer)
DeAngelo still need to improve for me concerning his offensive skills even though he had some great outlet passes earlier this season, but I`m not in a hurry - he should be kept at least next season training camp and see how he develops in NHL next season, which will be a difficult season for us.
He’s got that swagger in his game. Plays with a chip on his shoulder. I like that. I wish we had more of that on our team.
A young offensive dmen is going to make a lot of mistakes as they develop. Be patient. Accept the inevitable. He needs to go through those growing pains. It’ll be worth it in the end. Hopefully...
Praise the lord hes injured.
I dont have to look at that garbage on ice for the rest of the season.
This is about DeAngelo, not Staal
DeAngelo being injured lets management off the hook.
They compare him to MDZ
MDZ is a superstar compared to this turd
Impressive hot takes.
OK... if he had a different name and wasn't from the NY-area, would he be getting such a pass here? He's had eight or nine assists... in 30 games... you guys are fine with a guy who skates around well, defense isn't his thing but... 0-9-30? But John Moore wasn't good enough.
And look, it's not like he's a 20-year-old rookie. He was not way under .5PPG a year ago... on the Coyotes... AV's defensive system could be totally different--it's still hockey.
Not advocating to dislike the kid, but I think concern about the players is warranted at this rate.
I don't think anyone cares about his name or what area he's from.