The Rangers started the scoring off in last night's 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers in absolute style...
...WOW! It literally doesn't get better than that when you're talking about scoring a goal. If you weren't fully aroused after that, Viagra might be for you.
...i know the goal was scored by Miller, but that was all Kreider. From his ability to muscle the puck away from Upshall, to his ridiculous pass for a tap in, those are plays a complete player makes. Man, it's been fun watching him develop into a dominating force these last couple of weeks.
...the best part about the goal was that it was the Rangers 2009 first round pick assisting on a goal from the Rangers 2011 first round pick. In Gordie we trust.
and that my friends, is what happens when you play AV's brand of hockey correctly. Hard on the back check, quick transition and counter, and "pass, shoot, score".
My trust in Kreider is sky high on the defensive end. Whenever he's on the ice I just believe in him and his backchecking, I never thought he'd be this good. Looking like Zach fucking Parise out there.
I'm a little to old for the phallic salute, but I can assure you that I started screaming when Krieder skated to the right side and was off the couch hands in the air when Miller came into the picture....scared the shit out of my bride and the dog. Awesome goal sequence!!!
IDK, looked like all Mac to me but yeah, without the take away, Kreids quickness and vision it doesn't even get to Miller so we'll give him some credit as well ;)
Scottie Upshaw aka Kreider's Beotch!!! he punked Scottie all night long and then topped it off with a hulk smash straight into the 20th row. wow...Kreider is looking like a man mungst boys out there!!!
Didn't Clark also insist on McDonagh being included in the Gomez deal? So he should get credit for that entire play ;-)
Love Girardi's reaction: Nothing to do with the play, just a spectator, over there smiling like a little boy after, probably thinking "Gee, I didn't know we could do that..."
Also, random thought, the last 15 seconds of that video, one camera guy following the entire play so perfectly is impressive. We give Sam and Joe a lot of crap on here, but some of the production guys who cover a fast sport like hockey are truly talented. Meanwhile the "big boys" over at Fox and CBS are getting fooled by play-actions and pump fakes on Sunday afternoons...
All kreider? Yea that toe drag by Mcdonagh was chopped liver... Haha. I'm a kreider fan, but Mac truck started that play, but good vision by Kreids
@RSJem Coming along really well and nice offensive upside but not Leetch ;)
@RSJem now now. Let's given McD a few more seasons before we start comparing him to a HOFer who's probably one of if not the best american-born defenseman to ever play the game.
@RSJem He may even be better than Leetch defensively (but worse offensively clearly)
IDK - and probably we never will. I've been more critical of Torts than just about anybody But I never had a problem with his handling of Kreider. 21-year-old rookies who have not found their complete game yet frequently do get bounced back between the majors and minors. This makes for a good debate: Did torts delay his development or are we now finally seeing the results of JT's work with the young talent that might have taken years to develop if he had been rushed. There are some things that we will never know, And frankly I don't care I'm just enjoying what I'm seeing now
@KreiderisTheChosenOne Actually, Kreider started the play by using his speed on the backcheck to take the puck away from Upshall
@KreiderisTheChosenOne Haha agreed, it was a sick play all around. But that Mac toe drag was filthy. The kid's got a ton of offensive upside.
@shoot_the_goalie They've won 3 games in a row and 7 of 9, I'll make any irrational comparison I like.
Obviously it's not fair to put him in Leetch's class at this point, but his game is moving in that direction now that the shackles are off and his coach is actually allowing him to utilize his skills.
@KreiderisTheChosenOne Yeah he'll never put up 100 pts (or even 80) but with the leeway he has now to carry the puck and join the play, he's showing good enough offensive instincts & ability to score 15+ goals and have 50+ points per season when he hits his prime.