Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by aufheben, Mar 9, 2021.
Hope the Rangers, if they miss the playoffs, win the Lottery just to shove it up Yzerman's ass.
maybe Sam wants to smell the guys breath
Interesting stat from an article in the Athletic:
Down Goes Brown: Connor McDavid's 100, Leafs vs. Habs, and six more things to root for down the stretch
Byfield played 17:57 in his first NHL game last night.
Kravtsov hasn’t come close to that despite being years older. Chytil has only played that much time once all season despite having 180 NHL games to his name. Laf has gotten that much ice time 3x all year. Kakko has gotten it 4x.
He plays for a losing team whose centers after Kopitar are some combination of Lias Andersson, Blake Lizotte, and Gabe Vilardi. They also ran 11F/7D.
I knew that would be the responses immediately but it doesn’t really change much. Laf has been great lately but still gets 15 minutes a game and minimal PP time. Same for any of the kids. The fact that it was Byfield’s first game is almost irrelevant. Our kids have earned more minutes down the stretch but can’t get them. Chytil’s ELC is over in 6 games. He had a slide year as well where he played 9 games. 4 seasons pro and he can’t get on the second PP above Colin Blackwell.
Look, I do actually understand that depth and the team’s situation have some bearing and that it’s not all about minutes. And it’s not about me wanting to see shiny new toys out there. It is a legitimate question that we won’t see the outcome of for a few years regarding how you develop top offensive players. What we’ve done with Chytil, Kakko, Laf and now Krav is a departure from what virtually every other NHL team does.
Keeping in mind he was the unanimous #1 pick in what was considered a strong draft here’s some numbers. This is just rookie forwards for this year. Then I have Kakko (last years #2), Chytil (#21 four years ago) and Kravtsov (#9 3 years ago) numbers so we can see where they fit in among true rookies even though Kakko and Chytil are not:
Kakko’s 14:21 per game, Chytil’s 13:09 per game and Kravtsov’s 11:24 per game for perspective. On the PP Kakko gets 1:20, Chytil averages 35s per game in his 4th year and Krav averages 2s. Laf didn’t make the cutoff for PP time but he’s 24th among rookie forwards at 1:16.
Exactly. The prior elation serves to perfectly sharpen the subsequent pain.
Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hart (MCL sprain) out for regular season - TSN.ca Flyers are done at this point right
great career sadly no Cup
Not sure how much worse this kid’s season could have gone. I wonder if he’s legitimately injured.
27 GP / 9-11-5 / .877 SV% / 3.67 GAA
Shows how lucky the Flyers were initially that Hart managed that record with those stats.
funny because back when Wayne was scoring 200 points, dudes were getting like 300+ PIM a season lmao
They're reporting he's done due to an MCL sprain.
Bruins winning again 2-1 vs Sabres after period 1 ugh
Dahlin tries to take on two Bruins after cross checking Pastnak and then tries to fight Marchand
Watching Lightning vs Wings and it’s literally a scrimmage. Lightning playing at ~35% effort and will still win.
Tampa is literally barely trying and Detroit has 6 shots in the game with 8 minutes left in the 2nd.
good call IMO
was definitely a penalty, but not more than minor
At least we're not the Flyers? Gettin bitched in back to back games vs the Islanders is one thing... but against the Devils? AV got some splainin to do
I fully expect Yzerman to 'tank' for 2022 draft
AV is one of the few coaches in this league I wouldn't take over Quinn.
That isn't saying much, but hes an awful coach who has no business being employed.
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