When the Flyers come to town you better be ready. They're going to be physical, nasty and full of trash talk.
If last night's game was played two weeks ago, the Rangers wouldn't have had an answer. Could you imagine Ryan Callahan or Dan Girardi trying to jaw with the likes of Simmonds, Hartnell and Schenn? They would have literally laughed in the Rangers faces and then proceeded to bully the Blueshirts all night.
Instead, Dan Carcillo made sure there was a legit response and that the Flyers were more concerned about chasing him around the ice than winning the game.
So let's take a look at the Carcillo effect last night...
Of course it starts the way absolutely no one could have predicted with a goal on his opening shift to give the Rangers an early lead...
...Carcillo did a lot of things to piss the Flyers off, but nothing worse than lighting up the scoreboard.
...not that he likely needed any extra juice for a game against his former team, but that goal easily gave him the confidence to take his agitating style to another level.
Now with a goal in his back pocket and the Rangers dominating on the scoreboard, he went to work...
...when you're down and nothing is working, the absolute last thing you want is for some guy like Carcillo rubbing it your face. It's almost impossible not to lose your cool or focus.
...and if you don't think his teammates love that attitude and arrogance, just take a look at the smile on Nash's face in the above picture.
Immediately after the Rangers took the 3-0 lead, you could see the Flyers begin to exert themselves physically. They were finishing checks, forechecking and even ran Henrik Lundqvist twice. And all the while, continuing to invite Carcillo to dance until he finally decided to put an end to the Flyers bully tactics...
...yes, you usually don't like seeing one of your players fighting while up 3-0 as the opponent is always looking for something to spark the team. But as I mentioned above, the Flyers had already begun taking it to the Rangers physically, so I applaud Carcillo for not sitting there and watching his teammates get punished just because they were winning. If the Flyers were allowed to continue their physical onslaught it could have sparked them more than any fight with Carcillo.
...the end result? The Flyers physical game vanished, Kreider extended the lead and the Rangers were on their way to a victory.
And finally, the Flyers frustration with Carcillo completely boiled over with 11 seconds remaining in the game...
...when the opponent's entire team is literally trying to kick your ass, you know you've done your job.
So what did Carcillo's teammates think of his performance last night? Here's Derrick Brassard (via Seth Rothman)...
"He brings a lot of energy for our team. In these games, you really see how important this guy is for our team."
Carcillo also discussed his contributions...
In the three games Carcillo has played since joining the Rangers he has one goal, 12 hits and 15 penalty minutes.
...the Rangers are now 4-0-1 since the Carcillo trade. Yes, I know he didn't play in the first two games, but it's amazing how different the Rangers have been since the acquisition was announced. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but I really think it shook this team up. Just think about the change in mindset a team has knowing one of their teammates is going to be mixing it up all night. I know it would raise my intensity level.
...reader "Say my Name" had a great point in my post game recap last night. He noted that not only is Carcillo providing grit and toughness, but those attributes have become contagious. The entire team looks tougher on the ice. They're winning puck battles. Firmer on the forecheck. Throwing big hits. We've all said that while getting individual toughness would be nice, the Rangers wouldn't be successful until the entire team had it running through their veins. They needed to be a hard team to play every night. They had to fight for every inch of the ice if they wanted to compete with the very best in the NHL. And since the arrival of Carcillo, it's starting to happen.
...having said all that, he's still one stupid move from never seeing the ice in a Rangers uniform again. So let's hope that as Carcillo has gotten older, he's also gotten wiser. As long as he knows where the line is, he's going to have a huge impact on the Rangers going forward.
It bears repeating to the Boyle bashers. Being big does not necessarily mean you will be a fighter, an enforcer, a bone crunching checker. I would argue, what makes a "scrapper" is all about the mental makeup of that player. Take Theo Fleury. That guy was like, 5'-6" and had all the rage of a monster. (of course we now unfortunately know why) Fleury would check anything in sight, jaw at opponents, and would throw down too. He had no fear going against the bigger boys. So going back to Boyle, just cause he's a big guy, does not mean his mental makeup is to be a bruiser. In fact, throughout his HS and college career, he was scouted as and considered a offensive threat with good defensive ability (why he played defense from time to time at BC) Boyle doesn't need to throw down to be effective. He's not a fighter...it's not in his make up.
That's all good and he brings an element we sorely need but stii he's just one guy. Bring up Haley, get a couple more tough player, don't have to be fighters and let the rest of the guys man up, which appears to be happening. If the passing is crisp we can play a speed game and win without being the most physical team, as long as we can hold our own.
Guys, I know we all love "heart" and "grit" and "toughness," but before everyone starts begging for us to trade for every enforcer in the league, I'd like to remind everyone of someone: Brian Burke.
He loaded up on all of that in Toronto, and how do the Maple Leafs look with Orr, McLaren, Fraser & Clarkson? The answer: NOT GOOD. Those guys are not talented enough to play significant minutes and they can't put the puck in the net (Clarkson's big year was a total one-off) with any consistency. And they suck at defense, too: Toronto is giving up shots by the bucketful this season.
Burke also left Bobby Ryan off the US Olympic team, because he doesn't think he's "intense" enough, when Ryan is something like the 2nd most prolific active American scorer, and we're going up against a Canadian team who can pretty much score at will, so we might want guys who can, you know, put the puck in the net a whole bunch of times. THIS IS NOT A MAN YOU WANT TO EMULATE.
Do we need guys with toughness? Yes. But we do NOT need to load up on them. I mean, unless you enjoy Cuplessness, in which case, by all means do lobby for a gaggle of them.
Love what carcillo brings to the team. Hes a good middleweight. But for him to stay affective we cant have him fightig the chara's, orr's and carkner's of the league. Would love to see a pickup of a good heavyweight enforcer until mcilrath is ready to be brought up.
What do you guys think??? Del Zotto needs to go and we can bring in a guy like Mark Fraser from Toronto, who is tough in front of the net and will drop the gloves when needed. Also, Boyle has to go. He's big and useless! We need to acquire a legitimate enforcer. A guy like Steve Macintyre or Kevin Westgarth. Guys like Jannsen, Newbury and Carcillo are no good. There not intimidating at all! Opinions???
I was at the Rangers/Stars game Friday and there definitely was some renewed energy on the ice for the Rangers and Carcillo was making his presence known. Had to settle for watching the Flyers game at home - would have loved to have been there! But it has only been a few games with Carcillo so I am hoping it's sustainable. Carcillo can be a fun player to watch (and listen to) as long as he doesn't overstep the line, and the potential to do that is definitely there with him. I also think he brings an edge to the team that they needed - some shakeup was definitely called for.
The NYR should bring back Avery. Then they would have 2 agitators, who actually could run the risk of agitating each other...heh.
Seems like most people are happy with the "Carcillo Effect".....
Want to double that "Effect"?
Trade for a true enforcer (McGrattan).....or bring up a middleweight like Carcillo...a guy who hit, fight...and skate....and that's Haley.
Time for Tough Guy 101 Class.....
Question: Did Carcillo played very well last night?
Question: Will Carcillo play every single game like this?
Question: And why won't Carcillo play every game like this?
Answer: Because of his style of play, hitting and fighting, injuries and overall soreness will occur...not MAY occur...WILL occur.
Question: And what happens when Carcillo starts getting banged up?
Answer: Carcillo will play hurt.
Question: And what happens when Carcillo plays hurt?
Answer: He will be less effective as a player, and will eventually miss some games.
Question: And what happenes when Carcillo is less effective, and eventually misses games?
Answer: The Rangers will lose the toughness and grit intangibles he brings to our team. We will lose the "Carcillo Effect"
Question: So, what do we do to not lose the "Carcillo Effect"?
Answer: You bring in a true enforcer to share some of the fighting duties, or another middleweight who can skate, hit and throw....to help ease some of Carcillo's "workload". By sharing the "physical" workload, it will help keep Carcillo and Tough Player X fresh. And by having two...the Rangers can give one of them a game off....and still not lose that "physical" aspect".
Ok...class dismissed. Remember everyone...take notes...because this will be on the mid-term.:)
Great thoughts...I agree almost entirely about the Carcillo points. We may have better players on the team right now.. but there is no better player FOR the team right now.
Hey fellas, get a load of this :D
@Gottalovetheblue I got your back. lol
@shoot_the_goalie I agree. But he does however like to pick on smaller guys.
@shoot_the_goalie Your comment about Boyle's mental make-up is right on target and as you allude..he is not about to change it any time soon ( a very difficult thing to do at best).Perhaps we might think "effective" in some additional ways....like how effective he is compared to a Cap System that "dictates how many dollars he is getting compared to the value he brings to the team and then ask is his contribution enough relative to his "cap hit." . In addition perhaps a comparison to other 4-liners who are all that Boyle is to us and maybe more and the value they bring to their teams, relative to their cap hit.
Someone mentioned here that Boyle is making 1.7M. If that is accurate The Rangers will never resign him with a raise because I beleive, a raise would take him out of "The league norm" for his specific value? One might point to Prust and his contract with The Habs, but I believe Prust brings significantly more value to a lack of forward toughness team like Montreal than Boyle could,
What do you think?
No disrespect...but I think ur cherry picking situations....
When the Bruins won. They had a very physical line up......
When the Ducks won Brian Burke was the GM and that to was a physical team...
When Chicago won they to were a physical team....
. and to use the current Rangers as a prime example... in the last 5 yrs the best team we had and got to the confrence finals. WAS the most physical team we have had since winning the cup... We lost due to Torts over playing the top 4 dman & top 2 lines... Every team in the east in the playoffs is gonna be a physical series
Even the Pens as skilled as they are have physical players. Vitale Orpik Tanguy. Glass. ETc..
u to have to have a great mix both talent and physical players. U can win on talent alone.... If that was the case. Pens would have more than 1 cup in the last 7 yrs. ..
As Neil Smith said that's when u seperates the men from the boys
I don't think anyone wants a gaggle of tough guys....hockey is about proper balance...skill and toughness.
We have one "tough" guy...Carcillo.....one more tough player will suffice.
Its ok to have two right? ;)
Bobby Ryan being left off the roster was pretty silly though. It's clear a lot of GMs don't like his attitude, but you can't deny his talent.
I agree with you that we don't need enforcers who can't play the game, but doesn't hurt to have another guy or two who plays with an "on the edge" intensity. Also, in fairness to Burke, while it's not working in currently in TOR, his "mean team" strategy was very effective in 2007 with the Ducks.
@mtp420Seriously? Again with the knocking of Boyle?
Haven't you noticed that he is our best faceoff man? And by that I mean to say he is about or over 55% year in and year out while Stepan is around a 40% and Richards and Brassard are maybe in the 45% range.
Boyle sees more pk time than any other forward... he sees more of the ice time than any other forward when the Rangers are trying to protect a lead...
He is quite possibly the best role player on the team.
U are correct....carcillo helps so does Dorsett and ahould both play but they are not the only answer...... u have guys that are completely not physical in nature and become a liability with our skill players when we don't have an enforcer....they had 5 to 6 guys that could fight. It could have gotten real ugly....last night...
Dorsett can play on the 3 Rd line. If needed.
Carcillo - center (haley) - enforcer
That's a forth line
THE CARCILLO EFFECT.... I love that... and everything you wrote in this article is so true.... you do need the TOTAL mix of speed, skill and toughness to win in the NHL.... just look at the Bruins or any winning team...... Now, add McGrattan, or if possible... McQuaid too....
I assume this is what caused all the fans to be looking in a different direction during the broadcast.
@EHBIGAPPLE@shoot_the_goalieAgreed. Boyle's effectiveness is now as a 4th line checking center/penalty killer and he should be proportionally paid that way. IMHO, his currently salary is about right for his fair market value. Prust, currently brings more to the table (fighting/grinding) but without the offensive upside of Boyle. If Boyle can consistently fufill his offensive potential (scoring 20 goals a year like he did that one season), his fair market value should rise considerably, but for right now, for what he gives the NYR, Boyle's current salary is about right.
@mando24179I agree with your assessment and of course history bears it out. I am just wondering if you were the coach when we were in the conference finals what strategy would you have used to win and how would it be uniquely different from Torts' over playing the top 4 dman & top 2 lines. My limited understanding of 'playoff sports" is that you allow your best players to take you for as long and as far as they can. What would you have done differently.....I respectfully want to learn.
@SandyBlake @mtp420 I def see your point. But in my opinion, he's a bully. He's always in the face of smaller players, but when he's challenged by a bigger man (ie: Simmonds) he wants nothing to do with them. Personally, I don't like players like that. Im not saying he needs to fight all the time, but he should be a lot more physical for his size. Other than faceoff wins, his numbers are not that impressive. 3 goals and 7 assists are not very good numbers for a player of his caliber. Role player or not. Just my opinion. But you do make a good point regarding his faceoff win%.
Ok now ur delusional calling Boyle the best role player? Really? Role player by pay scale. Would be Zuc. Who has shown he is more than a role player now....
Sees more time than any other forward? Name Cally ring any bells....
Best role player. Omg. What is this love affair...the guy contributes with face offs and penalty kill..and nd that's it....
. If u know anything about hockey. Guys like that are in abundance.... We have one now his name is Miller...oh by the way he scores goals as well..and doesn't get the time of day ....and is paid 1/4 of Lerch s pay
@mando24179 excellent point. however, haley is not an enforcer. he has a big heart, but is no challenge for guys like Orr, McGratton, etc.
@mando24179 Well it says a lot of things to me. One of the things it says to me is that Torts made sure his team left it all out on the ice. It also says to me that Torts did not believe in the value of his 3rd and 4th lines and as Head Coach he chose not to trust his 3-4 lines and his 5-6 dmen to play in pressure situations. I think, and this is just my opinion, that Torts made the right decision and got the wrong result and I totally understand how others could take a different perspective on the same situation.
From my perspective Chi, LA, Boston have 3-4lines and 5-6 dmen that bring more value to their teams in the context in which they play compared to the value of those same players we had.
Believe me I am no fan of Rosz but I do understand that he can still bring value to teams who have a different strategy and different personnel (all of that is what I mean about context) than we had when he played for us.
At the end of that series 2 yrs ago. They couldn't even skate off the ice..... last yr the same....
Look at the last 3 cup champs. They role 4 lines no matter what.. Chi. LA Boston. And chi has won it 2 times
With that enigma RosievAl on defense. Smh. That should say something
@mando24179Appreciate your thorough assessment. I think where you and Torts disagree is in the belief in the perceived value of the 3rd and 4th line. That perceived value would lead to allotting more time to those two lines and less fatiguing playing time to the top six and top 4 dmen......and that is all on Torts I agree and he is accountable for the result he produced with his coaching decision....THANKS!
To ur answer u....When going through the season u basically set up ur team for the play offs....
Example u rile 4 lines. Then u should role 4 lines 3 cent if trailing in the 3 Rd period....
now ur star players more often than not play on ur special teams... PP or PK... so do ur top dmen for most part... When u rile 4 lines early in the game and dictate play rather than respond to the other team. Ur already behind....and have no confidence or loose confidence on those bottom 6 forwards and bottom 2 dmen...
example 1 Ottawa series. ..
Yr before we dictated that series by our physical play... hitting everyone physically.... making the rink smaller. Making their plays pass faster and make mistakes. Same goes by blocking shots. Guys were rushing shots so they wouldn't get blocked.....
example 2. Washington series.... was an even more physical series. ... We were just a better 5 on 5 team. And we didn't give the Caps alot of PP. Consistantly
both series were physical even last yr the same...... difference was time management of ice time for skilled players.....Prust was a good penalty killer.... now u have to have some one else take that role...most likely... Cally played more mins. ..Kreider played less.. All in all. Ur top 6 should be power play guys........ Ur bottom 2 center men should be on the penalty kill. In a perfect world with a couple of bottom 6 forwards
Hagelin neither killed penalties nor was on the power play...for some reason. .... Cally did both
my point is ur key skilled guys shouldn't be wasted by the start or middle of the 3rd period....
that why we lost last ur and the yr before due to exhaustion and a short bench.... physical 3rd and 4th line finishing checks wears down the opennent.... and by the 3rd period their bodies don't wanna take the hits. As those teams did to us... Cause we didn't play 3rd and forth lines effectively. .. dmen had over 38 to 40 mins. Other top 2 dmen had about 30 plus. Bottom guys had min minutes. ...
another factor is. Playing to protect lead.... wrong mind set.... u always play to win the games. Never play not to loose them.....
@mando24179 And by the way everyone, when I origionally posted my first comment about this topic, it was regarding the rangers lack of toughness in general. I just added the statement that Boyle sucked and needs to go!
@mando24179 Now that's what im talking about mando!! well said. Bottom line is Boyle is a punk, and needs to go. He'll be a better fit for another team, but as of now the Rangers need some grit!
Um no Miller has Proven what he can do in every level.... use those stats.... go look at them .... u can't tell a player by just stats. ... having a heart a warrior mentality where is that listed on any stats?...... someone shows me stats I can use those same stats.....and turn them around.....
Konopka is a better player. So is carter. Smith from Ottawa. Another guy better than Boyle
I am not paying lerch over 1.7 mil just to win face offs and kill penatlies... u must be on drugs to piss away salary cap money...
Just to name a few....No one respects Boyle cause they know he's a punk and can't fight. ... all he does is yap his grill to smaller players. ...
Important stat here is this just cause u win a face off doesn't mean u control the puck..... that's more of importance when u win a face off... Where's that stat?
I did take into account his being hurt. That is why I included both stats, total pk ice time and AVERAGE ice time.. the average is only of games he played obviously, so the injury doesn't matter.
You don't have to sell me on Zucc.. I love him, but my point is he isn't a role player so you can't just point at him and say "he is a better role player than Boyle" You might as well just start calling Cam Talbot a role player.
As far as Konapka... I agree. But obviously we couldn't get him and for some reason the Wild didn't think he was worth having... he wasn't even worth the Million a year.. figure that one out.
I'm not saying Boyle is the best I'm saying he is perfect for the role in New York and has been doing his job extremely well. Manny Malhotra is a better faceoff and penalty killer too.. so what... we don't have him.. I said Boyle was 11th in the league in faceoff winning percentage so yes, you can name a few that would be better... but I can also name at the guys serving that same role on 20 of the teams in the league that aren't as good.
Lastly, it's funny that you say that "potential means nothing" because you are touting we go with J.T. Miller based on what? Oh yeah, potential.
You make perfectly valid arguments against your own statements.
@mando24179 Very well said! I agree that carter and konopka would fit better with the NYR at this particular time.
Ur not calculating Cally has been hurt into ur numbers......mm also since coming back... all hisl special teams mins has decreased..
Far as Zuc goes. Yes he was a role plyer.... and aligned aligned one....aligned skill set aside... that guy comes to play and doesn't shy away from anyone. ..that what he was viewed as by managment and current coach a rile player.. Till he showed them he is there best consistent forward
BOYLE IS PLAY ING MORE YES. ... As I said an abundance of players can do what he does. Hands down...... Carter from devils. paid 775,000 a year and can do what Boyle does and oh yeah he can fight and score as well. KONAPKA. another players who do what Boyle does at a 1 mill a ur contract ca
An abundance of guys I am not saying he hasn't played well doing what he s doing... but not gonna over rate him........When there are cheaper versions that offer more.... i don't care about his potential.... potential means nothing. I want facts. So I can depend on a player. If he added a more physical game at his height and weight.... He'd be an even bigger asset....
Here 8 the joke. Ur like a Lil geek looking at stats.. talking shit about face offs listen here is a correct spelling fuck u and Boyle u probably swallow his kids....i dont know who's the higher spam u or him.... defending that douche....
Here is the joke u probably never played hockey.... that's why ur a spazz looking at stats when it comes down to it u didn't watch last night's games and see that lerch and his hands of stone. Could score by himself dead center with no one around again fuck u and Boyle.... bend over and let him face it off up ur ass
Throwing stats. Like this shit is a game show. 5 hey guy is a bitch..... 6'7 and is a sally. A tranny dressing up like a hockey player
@mando24179 wrote "Herw is a stay. Who d3atryoed us on faceoff when he was on ottawaHere is what sad... Ur some stay geek trying to talk hickey."
My response to this is
Ur some stay geek trying to talk egnslish.
What the hell is wrong with your spelling/intelligence?
It's kind of funny that you claim you checked the stats, because in this one you claim that Boyle only started taking faceoffs last season because Halpern was gone, But did you actually LOOK at the year before that or remember any of it? Boyle took 1215 faceoffs in 2011-2012, only Richards took more and Boyle once tops on the team for win % ( tied technically that season ).
Oh and before you say he started taking them that season, he took the most faceoffs of anyone the year before that in 2010-2011, when he took over 1100 faceoffs and Stepan was second with only 718.
You are a joke.
Herw is a stay. Who d3atryoed us on faceoff when he was on ottawaHere is what sad... Ur some stay geek trying to talk hickey. Alot of shit doesn't hit the stats....memory here is one I don't have to go to nhl .com for info. I watch the games. Boyle is a tool... a Lerch. ... He started taking face offs last yr out necessity. Cause we traded halpren....and Boyle took over and he fucking sucked at it
Is he better this yr. Yes. Is he playing more yes out of necessity. ... I'd rather have Miller who is faster. Better upside offensively and takes the body....
who is the guy that single handedly destroyed us on face offs when we play Ottawa 2 rs ago and when he played on the islanders? Go look at ur stats. Lmaoo
Oh yeah who is the guy that kills us on faceoffs on the devils..... go head clueless go look at ur stats. Smh
So be stat boy for espn....... unreal this guy. I went to nhl.com
1. My stats came directly from NHL.Com under the category "STATS" go look for yourself.
You say Boyle "was garbage last year on faceoffs".
Click on Rangers and click on faceoffs... 215 wins 166 losses for a 56.4 percentage. The only reason he wasn't ranked on faceoffs league wide last season was he missed 10 games and didn't hit the league min for faceoffs taken to be ranked.
Take a look at the stats I listed... ANY of them and compare them to what NHL.COM says they are and tell me I'm wrong.
All you are doing is going by memory and guessing... It's sad that I even bothered dealing with you seriously.
As far as Miller... yeah I know he is a rookie... but I only talked about him because that is who YOU brought up to replace Boyle.
Dude ir throwing out numbers.... and I have to laugh... Boyle has never been this good on faceoffs. Nor played this much on a penalty kill..... go do yr research. He was garbage last yr on face offs
. And u compare him to JR Miller. Really. He is a fucking rookie. At 20 yrs old...never played a full season in the nhl
compared to Boyle who has been in the league over 5 yrs.... seriously come one man.... and yes I'd take Hat Miller over Boyle any day..... they guy doesn't back down Ln. Had a great scoring skill..... has played center on all levels with success.....and cost 1/4 of what lerch gets paid....
U sound like the more throwing out crimes stats that aren't reflective of what really goes on.....maybe u can find that stat of when Boyle lost his balls in Ottawa..2 seasons ago. Cause his balls never cleared us customs to come back with him..... the guy is a bully with his mouth always talking shit trying to intimidate with his size...and when he gets called out gets his ass handed to him every single time...This is the nhl u gonna talk shit on smaller guys those big guys are gonna call u out.... guy gets 0 respect unlike Zucc. Every guy respects him as small as he is. Fuck Boyle the context wearing lerch
Too much incorrect information by you for only a single response.
Faceoffs and PK guys are "in abundance"...
Are you aware that only 13 guys in the entire league have a higher faceoff win percentage than Boyle?
That means he is in the elite in regards to faceoffs.
Furthermore.... J.T. Miller?
Seriously? You would make J.T. Miller replace Boyle?
J.T. Miller has a faceoff percentage of 48.9%... 6.6% lower than Boyles.... But I suppose you don't mind our PK losing control of the puck on the draw more often than we gain control...
Miller isn't even close to Boyle in faceoff ability and I also don't know why you would want to create Miller into a defensive forward anyhow, he should be groomed into a top 6.
I'd also like to know how you think Miller is ready to replace Boyle on the PK despite his only having 17 total seconds on the PK in his career.
Ok... here we go.
1. Yes, I said Boyle may be the best role player. You counted with Zucc but then in your response you say "he is more than a role player now"
Exactly. Zucc isn't a role player, guys in the top 6 AREN'T role players. A role player by definition is someone who is asked to contribute in a very specific and limited manner... a "role" be it a checker, an energy guy, an enforcer, a shadow, a faceoff specialist a defensive forward... Yes, I do know about hockey which is why a guy that "contributes with faceoffs and pk and thats it" fits into what a "Role Player" IS.
The fact that you brought up a guy that you say is NOT a role player is a little absurd.
2. Yes, Cally rings a bell.... but ummm do you have any idea about something called STATISTICS??
I don't just guess at things like you apparently do. I said Boyle sees more PK time than any other forward because I KNOW IT TO BE TRUE!
Go look it up at NHL.com.
As of right now, Brian Boyle has 102:54 of time on the ice on the PK. Behind only McD and Girardi ( both defense ). His AVERAGE PER GAME is 2:11 per game.
Callahan's pk time on ice is a season total of 38 minutes an average of 1:18 per game.
Again... Brian Boyle has seen more total PK time on ice this season than any other forward. He has also seen more PK time PER GAME than any other Rangers forward.
By comparison Cally has seen less PK average per game than Fast, Moore, Boyle, Hags and Pyatt.
Cally's TOTAL PK time on ice over the season is behind Boyle, Moore, Hags, Stepan and Dorsett.
Yes, last year under Torts Cally saw more pk time... but we are talking about this team, this coach and this season. Or are we just randomly talking about years past? Because if you want to go back into the past, the year before last 2011-2012 Boyle was tops in both total and average PK time.