Originally Posted by Led Halen
Jordy for the love of God when will your constant pens hating stop? I've argued this with you before, you speak as if the Rangers never do anything wrong ever. Never commit a penalty, the refs are always out to get you guys, and the other team is always filthy dirty and a bunch of punks. Forgive me for saying this but you sound like a Flyers fan sometimes....I apologize, but you do. Anisimov (spelling?) slew footed two different penguins in the first period, yet I don't see a 5 page thread on it like when Crosby did it last year. But he was probably just retaliating to the constant slimy dirtiness and it was just a hard nosed play from a tough player that plays for a fantastic organization from top to bottom right?
All that crap and bickering aside, congrats on the victory. You guys were always a threat in the east as long as Henrik was in goal. Now you have certainly seemed to add some very good offense and this team is a legit front runner in the east. I'd much rather the Pens battle the Rangers in the east than the Flyers or Caps. I know her only played a handful of games before getting injured, but what was your impression of Mike Rupp? I was sad to see him leave the Pens....good size, good locker room guy, and always seemed to have a knack for scoring timely goals.
No offense but this is
a Rangers fan thread. I think we as Rangers fans can hate on other teams or other players here if we choose to, just as we as Jets fans hate on other teams and players on the Strip in Jets fan related threads. I can't help my hatred for that team. It permeates ever fiber of my being LOL.
I honestly don't recall seeing Anisimov slew footing anyone. Is there any video of it anywhere? I'd sincerely like to see that if it's available.
I'm sorry but I really tried to watch that game from an unbiased point of view but I see Staal slashing players left and right anytime he gets touched. I see Kunitz leaping (read leaving his feet) into Sauer along the boards with his elbow up AFTER Malkin slashed Sauer and broke Sauer's stick in half. Malkin got penalized (rightly so) but Kunitz gets nothing LOL. I see Orpik pulverizing anybody in his path on defense. He gets away with so much crap it's sickening. Bortuzzo is a cowardly punk who I saw take cheaps shots and then run and hide. And you know Kennedy takes liberties whenever possible and what can you say about Matt Cooke? I'm not saying the Rangers players are all saints but your team takes more liberties than most teams and is right up there with the Flyers IMO in that department. But I will say that they WERE penalized more in that game than I ever recall. So maybe the refs are finally getting up to speed!
Rupp by the way, has so far been a disappointment at least when he was healthy and playing. He appeared slow and not really keeping up with the Rangers team speed which while not on the same level as your team or the Canadiens, they still play up-tempo. It will be interesting to see if he can get back into the lineup.