Another one in the books. The Rangers won their 6th straight last night, Nash scored a sweet fuckin goal and Hank was setting records and adding another shut out to stats. After the Rangers rejoiced because of another victory Hank was named number 1 star of the game and he tossed his stick into the crowd for a lucky fan to have as a souvenir. Then all hell broke loose.
You would’ve thought he started World War 9.
Me and my fiancé’s brothers were watching the game and we caught this war live I thought I had heart palpitations I was laughing so hard at this. So glad it made its way onto the Internet.
This guy was gonna do whatever the hell it took to leave MSG with that staff. I wonder what was going through this guy’s head at this very moment? He may have thought that this was it.
Remarkable day in American History occurred 21 years ago today. Obviously I’m drinkin reeb and watching MSG. It’s very hard for me dealing with waiting another year to see the Rangers make the post season and compete for the Stanley Cup. 21 years ago I was like fuckin 5 years old and shit was different then. We had quality movies like Speed and music like Smashing Pumpkins and my favorite team hoistin up Stan.
With years of growing up and spending my entire life playing hockey, the respect that I have for the game has me so goddamn hungry for a cup. I’ve dealt with the dark ages from 1997-2004 of no post season. I have dealt with the getting knocked out the 2nd round under Renney. The heartbreak to lose to the Devils in the Conference Finals in 2012. Acquiring Nash and under achieving the 2013 season post lockout and bein ousted 4-1 to Boston in the round 2.
Show John the door. Insert Alain.
Under Alain, in two seasons this team has gone to the Stanley Cup finals and won the President’s trophy but lose in the Conference Finals a couple weeks ago to Tampa. I’m having a real hard time watching this year’s Stanley Cup Finals. I truly believe if the Rangers showed up at all in game 7 and fuckin won, they would win the cup. This would’ve been their turn to win by going back to the cup.
This team is so goddamn close and has been. I don’t care about finishing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. You can finish fucking 6th or whatever I don’t fuckin care. The sign those yugs are holding in the first picture of this post sums up my life. Get it done. It’s now time to fuckin sack up and win it all in 2016.
So last night Trapp texts me asking what the fuck is wrong with Nash and why the hell he can’t score, or do anything to take over a game. My response is everything I wanted to write in this very article a couple weeks ago when the Rangers found themselves down 3-1 in their series against Washington, but I held off since I felt he would break through and score a big goal in that series, which he did do in game 6. The reason is very simple: he does not have it within himself to be a winner. He does not have it within his personality (of which I’m very sure is something he doesn’t actually have) to be a competitor. He’s a shy Canadian “good boy” who only operates within his given coach’s game plan, and will never elevate his play to operate outside of said game plan, despite his clear offensive skill/ability/size and speed that warrants him the right to do so. He does not grasp the idea that superstars (of which he is one) need to take it upon themselves to make the plays needed to win.
The Rangers need him to at some point realize that he’s the best player on the ice at any given time and has the ability to take control of the game, and even be selfish when need be. When he gets a shorthanded breakaway coming in on his strong hand side, you go hard to the net with your speed and size to attempt a move on the goalie to score. What you DON’T do is take a goddamn soft wrist shot from the faceoff circle for a possible rebound play to Jesper fuckin Fast.
Do it yourself bro, you’re reeeeaaally good. Game 6 on Mother’s Day, he scores a huge goal powering to the net, and I let out one of the most fulfilling yells of exclamation yet, because I badly want to root for our true goal scoring star.
He’s not absolved yet because that’s just one (albeit a BIG one) of 6 goals in over 50 playoff games during his Rangers career, and I’m very sick of wanna be coaches defending his great “two-way-play.”
The thing about “two-way-play” is that it HAS TO GO TWO WAYS. HE’S NOT A TWO WAY PLAYER IF HE’S NOT ALSO SCORING GOALS. And don’t give me this shit how he’s working so hard to defend and throw hits and all that. He’s not making his teammates better, and he’s not going to the net like he should. Period. Let me remind you what philosophically Rick Nash on the Rangers represents: SUPERSTAR LEVEL GOAL SCORING. He was acquired in the wake of the disastrous loss in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals to the Devils in which the Rangers beat themselves because both John Tortorella coached his players into the ground and a lack of premium twine tingling. He is the reason a couple core team members were deemed expendable in the name of much needed added offense in the form of a true power forward.
Look, Rick Nash is a bonafide superstar, as noted by his career high goal scoring tallys this year (42). He’s not employed to backcheck. He could very well score tonight in game 3 in Tampa and lead the Rangers to victory, and, I don’t know, it would probably make some modicum of sense to have your 40 goal scorer on the first power play unit (looking at you Alain). But he can’t shy away from these big moments, nor can he feel like one is enough. He needs to grow a personality quick and start to take over.
With two games remaining the rangers will have Nash and Staal out of the lineup and will inser Bourque and Summers. With the President’s Trophy and home ice locked up, now is the time to rest a couple top players. This is Zuccarello’s second straight game off but there is nothing to worry about.
This time of year all players have bumps and bruises. And given what the Rangers have accomplished, resting some top players will be beneficial because they are in it for the long haul.
He’s got Roxanne “turnin on the red light”
2 goals in the first period. Rangers are ahead 3-0 at the end of the first period so far tonight against the Capitals @ the Garden.
After Rick Nash’s filthy goal this afternoon they show a brief celebration by Nash and Co and the camera cuts to this fuckin guy for like a second then back to the rangers. He was the ONLY ranger fan in that area for like 5 sections.
Nash Goal in Ottawa Toyad
Immediately after the goal this exchange then took place:
This will be the first game back at the Garden for Dubinsky and Anisimov against their old team, minus Gaborik. And this will be Rick Nash’s first crack at playing his former club where he was their franchise player as well as captain for many years. Nash was sidelined with a concussion when the Rangers played Columbus in Ohio. I for sure marked on my calendar that when Columbus rolls into town to play the ‘soft ass baby shit Rangers’ that Gaborik would most likely have a hattrick but in typical ‘Rik fashion, he’s hurt, again. So we won’t hear Joe Tolleson say this tonight:
“Columbus goal his third of the game and 21st of the season scored by number 10 Marian Gaborik. Assisted by number 17 Brandon Dubinsky and number 42 Artem Anisimov. Time of the goal 8:32. That’s Gaborik from Dubinsky and Anisimov at 8:32.”
Kinda miss this team and group of players alot…as do many Ranger fans