Thoughts on the Neil hit on Boyle?
Open ice hit on a defenseless player resulting in an injury.
Whether he left his feet or not or whether he was a repeat offender or not are irrelevant IMO.
When you also factor in the fact that Boyle has been a target since his actions against Karlsson, I think there should have been a hearing, at the very least.
In any event, Hags is back tonight. I can only hope that gets the #1 line going.
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GAME 7 THURSDAY AT THE WORLDS MOST FAMOUS ARENA
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Not going to lie, when the Rangers went down 1-0 in the first I was worried...
That said, they came alive in the second and finally capitalized on the power play. Anderson has been great, but he was bound to give up some goals eventually.
That last goal was clearly kicked in.
Regardless, we've got game 7 at the Garden. Doesn't get much more exciting than that.
No player plays smaller than Marian Gaborik in the playoffs. This guy is gutless. I am waiting for him to turn up on a milk carton one of these days. What a wimp.
He is not a big guy so overly physical teams can 'take him out' of a series. He needs to find a way to use his crazy speed to avoid these bigger but slower guys.
Game 7 at MSG!!! NICE!!
First Game 7 at the Garden in 17 years.
Place should be rocking.
Im gonna go to game 7. I have a bad feeling.
I havent posted much during the series...its much too frustrating to watch the Senators outplay the Rangers for long stretches. It seems like the Rangers game plan going in was get the 1st goal and sit on it. Plus they whine too much.
The secondary scoring options and face off guys on this team have been terrible. It was great to have Hagelin back. His presence was needed for that 2nd period rally. Definitely nice to see Richards get that big goal..thats what he was brought here to do, play big in big moments.
Also, lots of hockey fans were complaining about what Lundqvist said last night RE: the refs are in it for Ottawa. The NHL is gonna fine him but what do they expect guys to say with their media policy. The media is pretty much in there right after the game so theyre going to get heated reactions.
Neil wants a piece of Del Zotto.Senators tough guy Chris Neil is already a pretty unpopular guy in the Rangers' dressing room -- his questionable hit in Game 5 left Brian Boyle with a concussion -- and he certainly did not make any new friends Monday night with comments made following the Rangers' 3-2 win in Ottawa.
The gritty winger issued a thinly-veiled threat to Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto, whose hit in the third left Neil down on the ice for several minutes. He skated off on his own power and returned to the game, but was not happy when asked about it after the game.
"I'm sure I'll catch him with his head down one of these times," he said, according to several reports.
Neil avoided any supplementary discipline for his hit on Boyle but may incur the wrath of the NHL's Department of Player Safety with his recent remarks.
And while I agree with the comment on his size, dynamic players can find multiple ways to get it done. One goal for you best offensive player in 6 playoff games isnt going to cut it.
In any event, don't you be bringing bad mojo with you Thursday BRJ!
Last edited by Jordy; 04-24-2012 at 04:43 PM.
He can dish it out, and when he does, he claims it's clean.
But he can' take it. That was a clean hit. He's just embarrassed because he got rocked.
No respect for a guy like that when he's whining to the refs non-stop from the bench.
Live by the sword, die by the sword mother****er! He gets away with so much dirty crap, it's sickening.
I'm waiting for Bickel to challenge him. I think Bickel's the strongest fighter on the team.
By the way, I'm expecting Hank to be fired up.
I look for him to take some dives. Considering how much Foligno has been up his ass all series, it shouldn't be hard to draw more penalties. Like Anderson's little ballerina twirl last night when Kreider passed through the crease.