Wanna blog? Start your own hockey blog with My HockeyBuzz. Register for free today!
 
Forums :: Blog World :: Jan Levine: My take on Craig Custance's evaluation of the NYR vs. Caps' cup blueprint
Author Message
Jan Levine
New York Rangers
Joined: 09.16.2005

Aug 10 @ 9:33 AM ET
Jan Levine: My take on Craig Custance's evaluation of the NYR vs. Caps' cup blueprint Per Custance, lots of work to be done....
Iamnumber27
New York Rangers
Location: Nash is the Rangers Crosby
Joined: 10.06.2010

Aug 10 @ 9:42 AM ET
Great read, thank you very much.
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Aug 10 @ 9:46 AM ET
I wouldn't expect the Rangers to get a high number since they really just started the rebuild at this past tdl. Got to give it a few years. Not really much you can argue about his column.

I would only say Vesey is fine with the physical/work ethic, but has to score more on his chances. His finishing has been the issue.

Also think Pionk is going to be a surprise with his point totals. Kid has some skills
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Aug 10 @ 9:54 AM ET
I'm all about going balls out for Panarin if he becomes a UFA next summer, but, no way do I think the Rangers should trade anything to get any pending UFA

same for Karlsson

Rangers need to hold onto every asset they can and by all means open the checkbook big time next summer if all these pending UFA's remain on the market
Norway Facts
Joined: 06.15.2018

Aug 10 @ 10:13 AM ET
Norway's most downloaded casual dating app is "Plenty of Lutefisk"
tomburton99
New York Rangers
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.13.2009

Aug 10 @ 10:16 AM ET
Marc Staal and size, haha. The man is a living example of a wet noodle.
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Aug 10 @ 10:36 AM ET
Marc Staal and size, haha. The man is a living example of a wet noodle.
- tomburton99


Marc Staal handshake

jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Aug 10 @ 11:08 AM ET
Chris Johnston

Verified account

@reporterchris
5s6 seconds ago

Dylan Larkin's five-year extension with #redwings carries a $6.1M AAV.

(Wings in cap hell)
TommyGTrain
New York Rangers
Location: NJ
Joined: 05.19.2017

Aug 10 @ 11:45 AM ET
Just looked at Red Wings roster on cap friendly and you are right ----- Detroit is in cap hell.
For all of the complaints here about Gorton, he is systematically getting rid of our over-30, high-priced players.
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Aug 10 @ 11:55 AM ET
Just looked at Red Wings roster on cap friendly and you are right ----- Detroit is in cap hell.
For all of the complaints here about Gorton, he is systematically getting rid of our over-30, high-priced players.

- TommyGTrain


once they put Franzen on LTIR, they are pretty much at the cap and seem to only have 20 players
Tonybere
New York Rangers
Location: Q: What won’t you tolerate? A: Laziness, ON
Joined: 02.04.2016

Aug 10 @ 12:35 PM ET
once they put Franzen on LTIR, they are pretty much at the cap and seem to only have 20 players
- jimbro83


So, on second thought maybe Helm's contract IS that bad!
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Aug 10 @ 12:40 PM ET
So, on second thought maybe Helm's contract IS that bad!
- Tonybere


seems to be a lot of people who expect Zetterberg not to be back they'll just LTIR him along with Franzen, if that happens, then they'll be ok
Tonybere
New York Rangers
Location: Q: What won’t you tolerate? A: Laziness, ON
Joined: 02.04.2016

Aug 10 @ 12:45 PM ET
Thanks for an interesting piece, Jan.
And I do find this topic interesting. Because, while I agree that you can't argue the take on the current state of the Rangers, I wonder at the usefulness of comparing them to the Capitals.
Not to take anything away from a team that is the current Stanley Cup champs, but their success came primarily from playing their best hockey at the right time. On a grand scale, I would categorize them as something closer to the 2006 Carolina Hurricanes than the 1982 Islanders.
If we keep on with the vision that seems to be in place and continue to make (mostly) the right decisions, we will have our kick at the can again.
TPC
New York Rangers
Location: Bucks County, PA
Joined: 01.18.2008

Aug 10 @ 1:59 PM ET
I'm all about going balls out for Panarin if he becomes a UFA next summer, but, no way do I think the Rangers should trade anything to get any pending UFA

same for Karlsson

Rangers need to hold onto every asset they can and by all means open the checkbook big time next summer if all these pending UFA's remain on the market

- jimbro83

Make July 1st fun again
MiloslavHorava
New York Rangers
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Joined: 02.12.2016

Aug 10 @ 3:42 PM ET
https://www.independent.c...atment-care-a8486571.html

"To improve quality of life"

This was their Heath Ministers' "Good idea"?
Was he on said heroin?
RangerSaver
Season Ticket Holder
New York Rangers
Location: NY
Joined: 03.22.2013

Aug 10 @ 4:18 PM ET
Great blog Jan, although I never knew that a Marc "STARK" was one of the very few remaining Rangers here from the 2014 Cup Finals.
(I believe you were possibly thinking close to that last name of another New York Finals Series participant at MSG in John Starks in 1994 on the court.)

All kidding aside, I agree with your analysis, despite still feeling in addition to spending $700K in signing Claesson on defense, that they would have been "medium" priced shoppers this off season, either through signing two veteran experienced, mid level free agent wingers up front, or in acquiring them via trades, to help lead better along their kids' development well. That's in key where the defensive games of a Nash and Grabner will be missed in helping lead them, & especially on the penalty kill.

But most ironic as for the Capitals blueprint Cup winning plan, is that one key player responsible for it was one who some NHL experts after the 2016/17 playoffs felt the Caps might move last off season. That one of equally most importance to Ovi up front and Carlson on the back line was goalie, Braden Holtby, who sat on the bench for their very first 2018 postseason game. After that Caps Game 1 loss in OT to Columbus with Grubauer in net, Holtby, despite the Caps also losing Game 2 in OT, went the rest of the way. His 2018 NHL playoffs best, in his sprawling stick save on Alex Tuch in the closing 2 or 3 minutes of Cup Finals Game 2 at Vegas, was the turning point of that Finals, in maintaining the Caps 1 goal lead to tie the series at one win each.
VeryModernMan
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Munich
Joined: 06.06.2017

Aug 10 @ 5:15 PM ET
Is my buddy rrentz even posting in the Rangers-thread?
rrentz
New York Rangers
Location: HUNTINGTON, NY
Joined: 07.13.2009

Aug 10 @ 6:13 PM ET
Is my buddy rrentz even posting in the Rangers-thread?
- VeryModernMan



Im here.. Haven't been around? You my buddy/partner in crime over at Tanner's shiit show of a blog !?
VeryModernMan
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Munich
Joined: 06.06.2017

Aug 10 @ 6:22 PM ET
Im here..
- rrentz


Have a great [punk-rock] weekend!
tomburton99
New York Rangers
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.13.2009

Aug 10 @ 6:33 PM ET
Great blog Jan, although I never knew that a Marc "STARK" was one of the very few remaining Rangers here from the 2014 Cup Finals.
(I believe you were possibly thinking close to that last name of another New York Finals Series participant at MSG in John Starks in 1994 on the court.)

All kidding aside, I agree with your analysis, despite still feeling in addition to spending $700K in signing Claesson on defense, that they would have been "medium" priced shoppers this off season, either through signing two veteran experienced, mid level free agent wingers up front, or in acquiring them via trades, to help lead better along their kids' development well. That's in key where the defensive games of a Nash and Grabner will be missed in helping lead them, & especially on the penalty kill.

But most ironic as for the Capitals blueprint Cup winning plan, is that one key player responsible for it was one who some NHL experts after the 2016/17 playoffs felt the Caps might move last off season. That one of equally most importance to Ovi up front and Carlson on the back line was goalie, Braden Holtby, who sat on the bench for their very first 2018 postseason game. After that Caps Game 1 loss in OT to Columbus with Grubauer in net, Holtby, despite the Caps also losing Game 2 in OT, went the rest of the way. His 2018 NHL playoffs best, in his sprawling stick save on Alex Tuch in the closing 2 or 3 minutes of Cup Finals Game 2 at Vegas, was the turning point of that Finals, in maintaining the Caps 1 goal lead to tie the series at one win each.

- RangerSaver

...so Ovi, Holtby and Carlson are good? If so please expand.
Fenrir
New York Rangers
Location: Jesus saves! Satan picks up the rebound...AND SCORES!!, NJ
Joined: 04.02.2015

Aug 10 @ 6:36 PM ET
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/norway-free-heroin-drug-addicts-treatment-care-a8486571.html

"To improve quality of life"

This was their Heath Ministers' "Good idea"?
Was he on said heroin?

- MiloslavHorava

As wacky as it sounds, there is evidence that it works. If administered in treatment centers combined with counseling, studies show that many addicts gradually wean themselves off the juice. Works better than the US (for profit)prison punishment system that has a near 100% rate of getting hooked again upon release.

Read this great book a few years ago that changed my view. Decidedly a left-leaning slant, but otherwise well written.
http://chasingthescream.com/
Fenrir
New York Rangers
Location: Jesus saves! Satan picks up the rebound...AND SCORES!!, NJ
Joined: 04.02.2015

Aug 10 @ 6:37 PM ET
Im here.. Haven't been around? You my buddy/partner in crime over at Tanner's shiit show of a blog !?
- rrentz

You going to a show this weekend?
rrentz
New York Rangers
Location: HUNTINGTON, NY
Joined: 07.13.2009

Aug 10 @ 7:35 PM ET
You going to a show this weekend?
- Fenrir


Nah. Not going to anything for a while. Phil Collins with the wife Oct. 14 at Barclays center. Like I said, I like all types of music. Punk - Phil Collins and anything in between. Won't get dropped in mosh pit by a guy which ones high Doc Martens and a mohawk at his show . Lol
RustyKuntz
New York Rangers
Location: Hoboken, NJ
Joined: 04.30.2012

Aug 10 @ 8:52 PM ET
Nah. Not going to anything for a while. Phil Collins with the wife Oct. 14 at Barclays center. Like I said, I like all types of music. Punk - Phil Collins and anything in between. Won't get dropped in mosh pit by a guy which ones high Doc Martens and a mohawk at his show . Lol
- rrentz

SSSUDIO
rrentz
New York Rangers
Location: HUNTINGTON, NY
Joined: 07.13.2009

Aug 10 @ 9:02 PM ET
SSSUDIO
- RustyKuntz


I can feel it the air tonight... Yah baby!
Page: 1, 2, 3, 4  Next