IN THE FORUMS >> VIEWS REPLIES  
  ■  Should you buy astral diamo... 2 0  
  ■  een baan waar ik vroeger 3 0  
  ■  Game 29: New Jersey Devils ... 688 153  
  ■  vers la toilette chimique 4 0  
  ■  Next week's games, typi... 342 12  
RANGERS CAP NUMBER
$71,844,051
HOME PAGE
PUCK PICKS 2012
CONTACT US
FORUMS
TEAM
ROSTER
SCHEDULE
DEPTH CHART
INJURIES
CONTRACTS
CAP STATUS
PROSPECTS
STAFF
STATISTICS
PROSPECT STATS
STANDINGS
TRANSACTIONS
DRAFT
ENTRY DRAFT
DRAFT PICKS
DRAFT HISTORY
PRESEASON
PROSPECT CAMP
TRAINING CAMP
TRAVERSE CITY
STATISTICS
NEWS & INFO
HEADLINES
LINKS
RUMOR MILL
THE GARDEN
CALENDAR
MULTIMEDIA
VIDEO
WALLPAPERS
OTG ON FACEBOOK
OTG ON TWITTER
MORE TWITTER
HISTORY
AFFILIATES
ALL TIME ROSTER
AWARDS
CAPTAINS
COACHES
GEN. MANAGERS
HALL OF FAME
LOGOS
STATISTICS
PRESIDENTS
RETIRED NUMBERS
SEASONS
OTG CONTENT
ARCHIVES
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
NEXT STOP: 34th
OTG NOTEBOOK
RANGER BLUE
RANGER ROVER
RRANGER RICOCHET
THE FISH BOWL
OFFICIAL SITES
MSG
RANGERS
WOLF PACK
SWAMP RABBITS
NHL
NHLPA
REFERENCES
B'SHIRT BULLETIN
CAP GEEK
HOCKEY DB
HOCKEY'S FUTURE
HOCKEY RODENT
HOWLINGS
KUKLA'S KORNER
NHL NUMBERS
NY SPORTS DAY
SPECTOR'S H'KEY

New York Rangers Fan Club

The Fish Bowl
by Toby Ivey

Thursday, January 3 2002


Rants And Raves

So everyone wants to know whether this is the beginning of the end for Eric Lindros...those in the affirmative were quick to jump on the fact that he now has his seventh concussion of his career...a concussion he gave himself on what appeared to be a routine albeit solid hit.  Those whom hated the trade from the beginning have returned in force and are filling the airwaves and message boards with their complaints and criticisms....hold on guys he's not dead yet!

It is however particularly worrying to think that Lindros could be as fragile as many had believed.  After looking good in the first 37 games of his Ranger career it appeared as if things might just turn out in the Blueshirts favor, and although there's still more to be written, many fans will now return to sitting on the edge of their seat every time someone so much as touches #88...that is of course is contingent on his return.

And what about the Olympics...should the Rangers really let Lindros risk their substantial investment for some games that mean nothing to their fans?  Well in short they probably won't have a choice...not if they want to keep the harmony that exists between themselves and the Lindros camp.

Now that that's out of the way...how about Bryan Berard's play in recent games?  Looks like the addition of Sylvain Lefebvre to the line-up has proven to be a boon to the young defenseman who has five assists and is +3 in the eight games since Lefebvre call-up.  Now if only Berard could get a goal...and to think his partner could very well have not been with the Rangers if it hadn't been for an ill-timed (?) shoulder operation.

As good as Berard's play has been in recent games, Ulanov's has been bad...after being given every chance to improve his game it looks like the Russian may finally have worn out his welcome (about time!).  Most OTG readers agreed in a recent poll that Ulanov has been the least effective of all Rangers d-men this year and why he was playing in place of young defenseman Tomas Kloucek is anyone's guess.  It does look however as if Ulanov will be hard to move...his salary and his play haven't attracted much in the way of admirers, so look for a return to the line-up before the Rangers part ways with him.

Kloucek did make his long awaited return to the line-up against Edmonton but looked uncomfortable and was guilty of icing the puck a few times, including one that resulted in a goal off of a set-play from the face-off. 

For much of the season the pairing of Malakhov and Leetch have been the Rangers most effective, so what's happened in recent games???

It was nice to get rid of Zdeno Ciger ( 8GP 0G 1A -7 in Tampa), but it looks like the Barnaby honeymoon is over.  After playing poorly in LA, Barnaby found himself taken off the Nedved line in the third period...it didn't take that long in Phoenix and in Edmonton he was relegated to 4th line duty.  Looks like this one may turn out to be another nothing for nothing trade...though it'd be a whole lot less painful to watch if he decided to pick smaller opponents in his regular tilts.

Dan Blackburn remains a great find, but still needs to work on his puck handling and his tendency to drop down to the ice too early.  Still at eighteen he has shown a lot more than most and the future finally looks bright in the Rangers goal past Mike Richter.

Could Manny Malhotra be staging a mini-comeback?  A couple of goals on this road-trip including a short-hander have Malhotra fans again coming out of the woodwork.  Manny's recent good play have resulted in more ice-time with the Nedved line, but he'll probably need to start producing soon because it doesn't look like the coaching staff have much patience with the former #1 pick.

How about those Swedes?  Johansson and Samuelsson have both proven to be valuable pick-ups this past off-season and perhaps are among the most consistent Ranger forwards.  Their center and Captain is playing through some painful injuries and his usual presence is being missed particularly in and around the face-off circle. 

Speaking of face-offs...could the Rangers get any worse?  Nedved, York, Toms, Johansson and Fleury combined for a pitiful 22 of 63 against Edmonton and weren't much better in Phoenix.

The Edmonton game marked the return of Rico Fata to the Rangers line-up after a short five game stint at the beginning of the season.  Fata has been on fire down in Hartford but looked pretty ineffective despite starting with Fleury and York initially.

Penalty Killing has improved immensely killing off 22 of 24 on this road trip or 91.67% after the Rangers had fallen below 77% on the year.  With the extra man they've been somewhat less effective with only 1 goal in 14 attempts...hurry back Eric!  The fact the Rangers have given up 10 more power plays than they have received continues the trend of undisciplined play this season...

Finally...Theo Fleury...chill dude!  The Rangers winger is averaging over 9 minutes a game in penalty minutes through the last 9 games...

Catch you next week...


E-mail the author


 Additional stories from this Author:

YOUR COMMENTS

POST COMMENT >>
DATE AUTHOR COMMENT
10/21/2015 Bradley CoRhcBwTkkbyRNkhsn
10/21/2015 Bradley CoRhcBwTkkbyRNkhsn
10/22/2015 Bradley HRlKznChqKwe
10/22/2015 Bradley HRlKznChqKwe
2/5/2016 Mark CfgNXmOKNyBVQnIQrZ
2/5/2016 Mark CfgNXmOKNyBVQnIQrZ
2/5/2016 Mark WFwgNENjCVdZS
2/5/2016 Mark WFwgNENjCVdZS
2/5/2016 Mark hUpuTqflnJYKCYeHw
2/5/2016 Mark hUpuTqflnJYKCYeHw
2/5/2016 Mark xWXuzGRUBUQ
2/5/2016 Mark xWXuzGRUBUQ
2/7/2016 Mark BjRUmbCwwKObYPRn
2/7/2016 Mark BjRUmbCwwKObYPRn
2/7/2016 Mark MsgCcQtKHT
2/7/2016 Mark MsgCcQtKHT
2/7/2016 Mark mMitJxHobpJeyUMNGeY
2/7/2016 Mark mMitJxHobpJeyUMNGeY
2/7/2016 Mark CatvNanDJAkyNilVV
2/7/2016 Mark CatvNanDJAkyNilVV
2/7/2016 Mark MEKdptcnmkKVFcOOj
2/7/2016 Mark MEKdptcnmkKVFcOOj
2/7/2016 Mark ElpliUjgAPoxZnYX
2/7/2016 Mark ElpliUjgAPoxZnYX
2/7/2016 Mark UbZepZihtfjabKvAqvv
2/7/2016 Mark UbZepZihtfjabKvAqvv
2/7/2016 Mark TNsuYYvrnq
2/7/2016 Mark TNsuYYvrnq
POST COMMENT >>
December 11th, 2017
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
  1 2 3 T
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
7:00pm -
Preview Game Thread
  NEXT GAMES
Monday Dec 11th
7:00pm - Home

Wednesday Dec 13th
7:00pm - Road

Friday Dec 15th
7:00pm - Home

Saturday Dec 16th
5:00pm - Road

Tuesday Dec 19th
7:00pm - Home

Thursday Dec 21st
7:00pm - Road

Saturday Dec 23rd
7:00pm - Home

Wednesday Dec 27th
8:00pm - Home

Complete Schedule
  HEADLINES
Rangers give up another early g...
- New York Daily News 10/11

Rangers coach sits veteran defe...
- New York Post 10/11

Kevin Shattenkirk cant discover...
- New York Post 10/11

Rangers assign Filip Chytil to ...
- New York Daily News 10/10

Adam Cracknell to play on Range...
- New York Newsday 10/10

Rangers send Filip Chytil to AH...
- New York Newsday 10/10

Rangers bottled up by Blues for...
- New York Newsday 10/10

Lethargic Rangers undone by ano...
- New York Post 10/10

How treasured rookie talked Ran...
- New York Post 10/10

FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailCopy ...
- New York Post 10/10

More news...



September 29th, 2017

How many rostered players were on the ice for opening night 2016-17

Answer...
  STANDINGS
  Team GP W L OT Pts  
  Lightning 29 21 6 2 44  
  Maple Leafs 30 19 10 1 39  
  Blue Jackets 30 19 10 1 39  
  Capitals 30 18 11 1 37  
  Devils 29 16 9 4 36  
  Islanders 29 16 10 3 35  
  Penguins 31 16 12 3 35  
  Rangers 29 16 11 2 34  
  Bruins 27 14 9 4 32  
  Canadiens 31 13 14 4 30  
  Hurricanes 28 11 10 7 29  
  Flyers 29 11 11 7 29  
  Red Wings 29 11 13 5 27  
  Panthers 29 11 14 4 26  
  Senators 28 9 12 7 25  
  Sabres 29 7 17 5 19  
FULL STANDINGS
  RANDOM RANGER

PETER WALLIN
(1980-1982)
  Born: Apr 30 - 1957  
  Pos: Right Wing  
  GP: 52  
  G: 3  
  A: 14  
  Pts: 17  
  PIMs: 14  

About Us -  Site Map  -  Contact Us


© Copyright OutsideTheGarden.com 2001-17
This site and replica watches sale it's content is in no way rolex replica sale affiliated with, or representative rolex replica uk of the 
NHL
, NHLPA or the New York Rangers