Post-Game Talk: Rangers @ Sabres -- 4/3/21

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  1. BobSantos Registered User

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    I don't understand why our players "always" end up bunching together in clumps, trying little push passes at one another, back passes, chipping, etc. Are they being asked to support the puck carrier really really closely? It strikes me that many of those shifts where they're trapped in the zone, the puck comes to a clump of players near the blue line who have no outlet pass except for a back pass or slowly skating into a pair of opposing players who just stand there and cause a turnover.

    These guys don't play that way because they want to.
     
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  2. leetch99 Leetch66 Joined 2007

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    I have to agree....Kravs was moving his feet all the time ....it was the best part of the game watching him .I like !
     
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    Not like I'm asking for a Hall of Famer.

    Or for a guy that won cups.

    Just a guy that had a fantastic reputation.

    When you troll, at least make a better attempt.
     
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    If you forgot Doan has retired and just as realistic as Messier.
     
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    Sorry. Lemme rephrase.

    A Shane Doan type.

    Is that suffice for your trolling?

    Clown.
     
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    You lost me with advocating Howden back in the lineup. Hate to be blunt but the guy sucks plain and simple.
     
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    No Rooney has some skill sets and can score on occasion. Howden has no offensive capabilities period.
     
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    How about Messier type? Lol
     
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    This team has a penchant for giving up late goals. I have lost count of how many games this year we gave up late goals in the final minutes to either lose games or forcing OT. A lot has to do with the lousy passing at times and spacing. No doubt about it. I venture to guess if we had eliminated half the games we blew at the end we would be in a playoff spot. This is on the coaching staff as much as players.
     
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    that's our system. Isn't it beautiful
     
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    I mean... expecting the team to get hall of fame goaltending every night is a bit of a high bar, no? Hank was a generational talent in net. Especially in his prime. We probably won’t see another goaltender on the team of that caliber in our lifetimes.

    We need Igor to give the team a chance to win. And he did. He’ll also get better in the next few years.

    I don’t think goaltending is the reason we lost this game though. It’s not like he let in two softies.
     
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    Yeah. I would say controlled exits would be nice but even the ability to chip it out seems to disappear late in games. That's not all on the Rangers. The other team is usually desperate and has the extra skater at that point, so they're pressing.

    Gaps between forwards and D were huge early in the season. Things have gone distressingly far the other way in correcting the problem.

    I've personally never seen a team intentionally playing this style of close passing to advance the puck that seems to be a part of their repertoire now. It almost looks like a rugby scrum. It's a guaranteed turnover.
     
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    Would be nice if shesty would come up
    With some big saves in the final 5 minutes of these 1 goal games. If he can’t now how came we expect him when/if they get in the playoffs in the next few seasons. Too many blown games.
     
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    Goal differentials are meaningless. No offense.

    Running up the score in games against struggling teams like the Flyers doesn’t indicate whether a team will do well in the playoffs. It’s a meaningless statistic in this sport where you can face a goalie who is a head case and pad your stats.
     
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    Good to see the fans never change. Bummer that they lost. Making the playoffs hasn't been realistic anyway with it being Boston we're trailing.
    But as they showed previous years, you keep trying for the playoffs and let things fall where they may.

    Sure losing sucks, but I enjoyed watching Kravtsov, and his line looked pretty good. Kakko gets better all the time. We've got all kinds of talent.
    I'm all in for this team next season. The rebuild is getting there. The fans making remarks about the GM, well good thing you're not the GM.
     
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    +1 Also surprised on how Hajek graded. I thought he looked okay ‍♂️
     
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    They would have been down a few without him. Those late goals are way more on the skaters. We've got a ROOKIE goalie playing at a top ten in the league level.
     
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    eh, Igor is 25.

    I don’t really buy this “but he’s just a rookie” narrative.
     
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    Why, because it doesn't fit your woe is us narrative? He IS a rookie. He IS playing at a high level. He gave up 2 goals in 65 minutes. It's not his fault they lost. If he keeps his GAA in the low 2's, the offense should cover that.
     
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    I'm pretty surprised that there are more than 2 people in here who are 100% okay with getting heavily out played by and losing to BUFFALO.

    It's one thing if their goalie stands on his head and they get a few lucky breaks here and there. That didn't happen last night.

    This season has been sunk, but they need to make some radical changes to this team with both the roster and the coaching staff.



    I'm not surprised he graded out poorly, he was bad yesterday. I chuckled when MSG decided to spotlight him between the 2nd and 3rd.

    Smith was worse and that pairing ended up getting killed, but he was plenty bad on his own.
     
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    The team is very bad at creating 'layers', 'depth' and 'space' on transition/attack. It's poor to say the least.

    We are so easy to defend
     
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    No more like you were an annoying asshole last game and being annoying about legitimate complaints because “they won”. Well now they lost to the 8 win team they barley beat Thursday, still happy?
     
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    Throw those charts in the trash, they're so all over the place they can't be relied on.
     
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    this team wont win shit until this coach is gone. kakko riding the pine for the entire OT was a joke. the "kid line" was the best line last night and the head coach didn't recognize it. this team has so much more talent than boston and even the islanders that it's not even funny. the difference is that their coaches are great.

    also re: Hajek, i was laughing my ass off at the highlight package MSG showed in the third period and every play was him in his own zone with the puck on the other teams stick, like 7 or 8 different plays. he's bad.
     
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