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New York Rangers Lose, Prust to Return For Game Six


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The New York Rangers lost composure, played porous defense, and gave the Montreal Canadiens life in the series by loosing game five at the Bell Centre. New York’s public enemy number one Brandon Prust will return to New York for game six after serving his two game suspension. After taking eight minor penalties in game four the New York Rangers Chris Kreider took a penalty at 00:22 of the first period changing the complexion of the game entirely.  The New York Rangers are normally stout on defense and have shown they can block out the extra curricular play after the whistle. On this night though, they did neither of those things and they allowed the Montreal Canadiens to bring back their top goon. Brandon Prust received a two game suspension for breaking the jaw of New York Rangers forward Derrick Stepan on his first shift of game three.

Brandon Prust was a fan favorite of New York while he was here for two plus seasons. After leaving for more money in free agency after the 11/12 season, Brandon Prust was the model for which Rangers fans compared every other fourth line player to. He changed all that when he decided to make an attempt to gain momentum for his team by throwing a big hit in game three at Madison Square Garden. He is likely to be in the game six line-up as has been the word from the Montreal press. The hit by Brandon Prust was seemingly retribution from the Montreal Canadiens for what they think was a dirty play by Chris Kreider that injured goaltender Carrey Price. That wasn’t a dirty play at all. He was tripped and that’s the breaks in the playoffs. Teams are going to use every weapon at its disposal, especially in the playoffs. Kreider’s speed is a weapon but as fast as he is, he’s listed at 235 pounds. He’s so big, he’s unable to stop with defenseman pushing and/or tripping him. Personally, I think the Montreal Canadiens have gotten better goaltending from Dustin Tokarski than Carrey Price would have provided to them. Game five aside of course, although he made some huge saves in the third to keep his team up a goal. After that play during game one we saw ad nauseam, the hit on Derrick Stepan by Brandon Prust early in game three. During game five the New York Rangers defenseman John Moore hit Dale Weise with a blind side check to the upper body. The two had been back and forth all game long with check after check but it’s another bad play. The hit wasn’t late by Department of Player Safety standards but it was a blind side hit. The head wasn’t the principle point of contact but Dale Weise was hit high and at some point, he was hit in the head. My point here is where does it end? Is Brandon Prust going to return to Madison Square Garden to hurt someone for John Moore’s hit to Dale Weise?

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The New York Rangers let the Montreal Canadiens play their game and sunk to their level. To say the least, it’s not a strong suit for the New York Rangers. Dan Carcillo is likely gone for the rest of this series pending an in person hearing with Commissioner Gary Bettman. The way game five played out with all the nonsense, never a strong suit for the New York Rangers. The last two years anyway! Hopefully they learn from this and play between whistles next game. Otherwise, what is to repel Brandon Prust from playing cheap shot hockey and hurting someone else? Certainly not a two game suspension.

I said it before game five and I’ll say it again. Game six will be the New York Rangers best chance to end their series with Montreal. By loosing game three, the Rangers failed to step on the Montreal Canadiens. They did win games one and two, taking home ice from the Montreal Canadiens. They have to take advantage of the home ice with three wins in the series. To lose game six and have to go back to Montreal, would be a disaster for the fans and players in New York. Just end this series at home and send Brandon Prust and the Montreal Canadiens packing until next season. The fans in Montreal have no shame and it’s time to quiet them for the summer.

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  • Michael Silvers

    The Rangers must win tomorrow. If they have to return to Montreal for a Game 7 you might as well get ready to pack it in for the summer. A pair of two game leads in the series and still can’t get it done. Words like “choke” will be said and written. Henrik Lundqvist losing to Dustin Tokarski will be worse than losing to Simeon Varlamov and Michael Neuvirth. Comparisons won’t be made to Mike Richter but to Eddie Giacomin. Beloved by the Ranger fan base and certainly a ceremony to raise his number to the Garden rafters upon retirement but never able to win the big one. The Rangers know what’s at stake. The question is whether they will rise to the challenge.

    • BT Farley

      Lundqvist never lost a single game. The Rangers did, The Rangers lost to the Caps not Varlamov. The Caps had Theodor in net during the first four games of that series. He couldn’t stop water from the bottom of the ocean. The Rangers had no business being up 3-1 in that series. Once the Capitals got some goaltending they managed to not only get back but won that series. You can make comparisons to whoever you like but you will be the only one. The Rangers could still have won game 7 in Montreal. Even though Hank shut the Habs out in a game 6. That’s called not having any faith!

    • BT Farley

      You wouldn’t even give them a chance in a game 7 in Montreal. If that happened. I have no doubt the Rangers would have played like it was their last game ever and pulled out a win. It wouldn’t have been ideal but man. Look around the NHL. These comebacks are more and more common. I also wonder how a Ranger fan could say something like that. Not even a chance they could win game 7 in Montreal. Even after winning 2 straight there to start the series

  • Michael Silvers

    Moore got two games just like Prust.

    • BT Farley

      Read the post. There’s a confirmation of the suspension in the form of a tweet. It’s a game to much. Prust was suspended before. Moore was not and unlike Prust, Moore’s hit wasn’t late. It was a blindside hit s a suspension is inevitable but two games? Bull

  • BT Farley

    First of all this is a fan blog. Fans of both teams come here and speak their minds. Your opinion is just that and you’re entitled to it but that language is not permitted here. You are free to say what you like within certain commenting guidelines. Either keep it civil like a grownup or don’t comment at all.
    You either didn’t read or were impaired yourself because there’s a tweet stating Moore got 2 games. Watch the play with Kreider going to the net. He was hit in the skate at 60 mph and lost balance. If you had read the entire post, you’d have seen that I clearly wrote about Kreider’s size and speed. If he has defenseman all over him it makes it impossible to stop. He has a hard enough time at 235 lbs as it is. I also don’t know what you’re talking about but don’t worry about spell check. We have editors for that and they work day and night to keep this blog the best fan site it can be.
    You Montreal fans are like Yankee fans here in NY. It’s Cup or bust every year. Well theirs a salary cap now so it levels the playing field and creates parody around the NHL. You fans up there have no shame at all. MTL fans and players know they can’t keep up with the Rangers so they resort to gaining any mental edge they can by talking cheap and playing cheaper. It won’t happen again. We will see game one dominance all over again. The Habs have no backup if Tokarsi can’t handle the pressure. Lundqvist will battle through last game and come up large in game 6.
    Just be civil when commenting. Be an adult or keep it to yourself rather than getting mad your team is loosing. Don’t be a sore loser.

    • Pridenpoise

      Hey genius, spell losing, or loosing, you’re a ……., and your blog is …wipe, if Kreider can’t control himself in the ice maybe he should take up a new sport. He could tutor you in spelling, two cement heads perfect fit. And I’ve got news for you this “blog” is not for fans of both teams to comment on, it’s propaganda from a whiny Rangers fan, that probably jumped on the wagon in the first round. If you don’t like my language ban me. Actually don’t bother, your blogging puts me to sleep.

      • BT Farley

        That’s real mature on your part. You know that the Canadiens can’t keep up with Kreider so you get bitter just like every other MTL fan. Sore losers you are. That kid Kreider is in his second season in the NHL. He has a lot to learn but he’s a star player in the making. Just because he got in past your slow defense, going 60 and got tripped up. Doesn’t mean he’s a bad player of won’t make it in the NHL. He scored 4 points in game 5 which was only lost because of your cheap advantage on home ice.
        It ends tonight. The Rangers are too quick for the Canadiens and they only have 3 or 4 reliable defenseman. They’ve allowed more odd man rushes in 5 games than the Rangers got from both Pittsburgh and Philly combined. With 4 D playing the bulk of the minutes they don’t stand a chance. Thierren doesn’t play his bottom pair much in the 1st half of the game and barely at all the 2nd half of the game. How is Kreider in the ice? I haven’t seen that yet genius. Enjoy the summer and the SCF on TV with the players. We aren’t biased here at all. We had no problems with the Pens or Flyers fans. They at least have pride not to sink to talking about a players injury or throwing bottles at the visiting team as they leave the ice. Partying after winning an elimination game. Real professional! You love every minute of this because it’s in a Habs fans nature. We don’t do that sore loser stuff here in the US. Lucic will have fun stepping on MTL players next year because they played cheap and talked all the way to beat the better team. Just like the Rangers are the better team. They allowed MTL to get under their skin just like Lucic in game 5. That won’t happen again. No penalties and the Habs will lose at 5 on 5!

        • Pridenpoise

          Kreiders MO is running goalies, and only a biased idiot like yourself wouldn’t admit it. You have a big mouth for a fan of a team that is up a game, a game that they win in OT, and need I remind you we are playing without our star goalie, the one who one Gold, I’d live to see what the Rangers could do with their backup goalie for 5 games, the series would be over. If Montreal season is to end tonight it will still be viewed as a success, and I can still take solace in the fact that the Rangers, if in fact they make it to the finals have no chance against the Kings or Blackhawks, but I’m getting ahead of myself, because even someone of your low intelligence knows it’s not over yet.

  • Pridenpoise

    Only a complete idiot would think Montreals has gotten better goaltending from their backup, as opposed to Price, what a jackass. Not to say Tokarski hasn’t filled in admirably, but give you’re head a shake, never mind that heads hollow.

    • BT Farley

      Price was down 2-0 quick. Didn’t look too good. Tokarski kept you’re team in it. In any event enjoy the summer watching the finals. Having a party in MTL tonight like after game 5? Real smart of them. I’ve been watching this game for 25 years and could make your head spin with strategies and forechecking systems. Dzone coverages, The term Puck Possession is a myth to you I’m sure. You’re just a kid with a sore attitude because you’ll be home watching the Rangers win the Cup. We were 3-1 against LA and CHI in the 4 games played. 2-0 against the Hawks. We got the Cup and since you’ve been such a good sport, I’m gonna let you hear it every win by the NYR in the series against the Western team. Go visit the golf course and maybe you’ll find some of your favorite players. You’re all classless. Can’t have a normal debate without loosing your cool. Lmao. Too funny Na na na na na! Hey Hey Hey! Goodbye!!!! At least we don’t have to hear your whining anymore. Enjoy the summer.

      • Pridenpoise

        Montreal definitely didn’t show up for this game, and the better team won, so congratulations. By the way I’ve been a Habs fan for over 35 years.

        • BT Farley

          I just can’t understand why all the nasty comments. Blow you? You’re over 35 years old using those kind of words. Im a MFer? Stop with that. Not here anyway!

          • Pridenpoise

            Well since you felt the need to respond I will too, maybe it would be nice to see a little bit of objectivity when you’re writing, instead of being a blatant homer, it’s one the thing to be a fan of a team but quite another to blindly call something so one sided. Try visiting some other sports blogs and maybe you will learn this, I guess I’m passionate, when I read BS I call it out, and don’t forget it takes two to tango. If you’re going to continue in this endeavour of “blogging” try not to be so biased, you just might find that you get more people reading it (and commenting). As I said earlier the Rangers were the better team yesterday and definitely deserved the win, so good luck to them in the finals.

          • BT Farley

            That doesn’t make it ok to use curse words on a public site. No need for that. Show me an unbiased paper or blog from Montreal. Show me a Montreal based paper or blog that doesn’t say Stepan ( who’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet) didn’t deserve to get hurt by Brandon Prust. I guess it’s ok because Kreider was trying to injure Carey Price. Watch the video, he was tripped. Players run into Lundqvist all the time. He doesn’t get injured. Hasn’t Price battled injury his entire career? The Rangers were the better team in the series. The Montreal players and coach had to resort to talking to the media to get a mental advantage. That’s not something any team in the US would have done. Why was Lucic so mad at the end of the series? The NBC announcers here in NY said they can see why through the NY series. The better team won but Montreal is a good team, no doubt. They just didn’t have enough depth on defense. Using 4 defense late in games wears them down.

          • Pridenpoise

            Try reading one of the blogs on the Montreal sites, they’re fans but they’re not blindly biased, do you ever watch TV you know the announcers are fans of the home team(for the most part) but they still show objectivity. It makes for a really lame post if you’re a blatant homer that can’t call a game objectively, but if that’s what your going for all the power to you. And there’s was nothing wrong with Montreals defence, it was no scoring from Vanek, Plekanec, Pacciorerty and a number of other forwards. They lost a game in OT and another 1-0, I certainly wouldn’t fault the defence. As for Montreal trying to gain a mental edge through the media, that’s your opinion, and you’re entitled to it, but give me a break with the no U.S based team would resort to that. It’s ridiculous. Would a U.S team resort to running over someone’s goalie ( my opinion, and many others). Everyone has their ploys and tricks don’t make out like the Rangers are above it.

          • BT Farley

            I’m not an announcer on TV. I write on a blog that you don’t have to come to. It’s like HBO, they can curse as much as they like because you have to ask for it. And if you wish all the power to me than why are you still arguing against how I write my posts? The Montreal Defense was obviously gassed at the end of almost every game. Game 5 they were against the wall in their own building and would rather lose in NY that at home so they had their legs. Aside from that the NYR speed was too much for them. They have two of the fastest forwards in the NHL in Hagelin and Kreider and Moore and McDonagh may be two of the best skating and fastest defenseman. They can out skate the opposition joining the rush. All that with Zuc, St Louis, Brassard, Pouliot, and even Dom Moore are all above avg skaters. In the OT game the Habs won they went for it all right from the start because they wouldn’t keep up a 10 minute OT period. They were shot.
            Then to your point of lack thereof, how about Brierre calling Stepans broken Jaw “Fishy” or Thierren saying we all know where Brassard is injured. The Habs started all that because they were down 2-0 in the series. Prust hurts Stepan. Then the talking began. That was the Habs trying to gain some sort of edge. You didn’t hear any NY Rangers replying to any of that. Sather and the coaches went in on Habs Morning practice but that was to show the team the coaches would answer and they didn’t have to resort to that. Yes! The Ranger Players were above all that talking to the media.

            This is what’s called a fan blog. I’m no Adrian Dater or Renoi Levroy or what ever his name is. I am asked to write what I think. I don’t own the site here. I have many bosses above me. If you don’t like what I wrote then go troll on over to them and complain. No one resorted to running someones goalie over. That was an accident by a big oversized young kid who was doing what he was told by the coach. That is to drive the net. Blame the coach for sending Kreider in like that. He would never intentionally hurt any goaltender. That idea is what I’m talking about. The coach said it was a clean play until he heard Price was out and then it became an inexcusable play by a player with a history of hurting goalies. Maybe if that kid is bearing down on the next goalie the defenseman might think of his teammate in net and not push or trip an 235 pound forward. At that size and going that fast, it doesn’t matter how he goes in. Head or feet first, Price would still have been injured. 1-Kreider is an exceptional skater and wouldn’t have fallen unless pushed or tripped 2- Price has a long injury history. This isn’t the first game he’s missed. Watch the replay as Kreider moves slightly towards the far side post a stick is caught in his skates for a split second and that’s all it took to trip him going that fast. He gets one of those every game and is usually upright next to the net pushing back. Enjoy the Finals. It’s gonna be a good series. NYR in 6

      • Pridenpoise

        By the way enjoy your Summer.

    • BT Farley

      Price was down 2-0 6:27 into the 1st period. Tokarski played better. Price is not a top 5 goaltender in the NHL. He’s good but he doesn’t have a very good defense in front of him. They can score but not good in their own zone.

      • LES HABS

        wow YOU REALLY KNOW SHIT ABOUT HOCKEY

        • BT Farley

          I have watched & studied the game for 25 years. Thanks for commenting on fansided.

          • LES HABS

            To say price is not top five goalie, like I said you know shit!!,and realize this, Price will win a couple of Stanley cups before your queen ever gets to sniff one again!

          • BT Farley

            Well thanks for commenting and leaving your opinion but I respectfully disagree. Prices is a very good goalie but Hank is the best in the game. Any other goalie would have been routed by that gigantic Kings team. Their big guys kept the D busy and Williams & Gaborik had space in the crease to find rebounds. Price never got the Habs to the playoffs when they stunk. Lundqvist did. When Hank first came into the NHL the NYR were terrible. Yet because he was almost unbeatable the Rangers grabbed the 7 or 8 seed in the playoffs. They lost to the Caps 4 of 5 years but that wasn’t Hank. The Rangers couldn’t score. Hank was nominated for the Vezina 5 years straight and won it the 6th in 2012. How many times has Price Carried the tiny, grit less Habs to the 7 or 8 seed of the playoffs? How many Vezina nominations was he up for? Lundqvist,Quick, Rask, Bobrovsky, Rinne (if he gets back to himself after injury) and Varlamov are all better than Price. He’s also had injury troubles in his career. He’s a very good goaltender and I wouldn’t say he has an injury history but he’s not top 5. He’s also not the battler that Tokarski was. He’s got a ton of talent and enough talent to be in the convo with Quick and Lunqvist. But he reminds me of Fleury and Reimer. His problem is between the ears and he doesn’t battle pucks like Hank and Quick. Tokarski almost battled his way to the Cup. I don’t think Price would have done that. If Price ever figured that out. He’d be unbeatable. I’m not a hater. I just say that Tokarski has ice water in his body and just plays. Price thinks too much and a bad goal or two would be followed by 2 more. Game 5. The Rangers tied the game at 4 quickly in the 2nd period and Tolarski (who doesn’t have 1/2 the talent of Quick or Price) battled hard to preserve a 1 goal lead in 3rd to keep his team alive. I think Price would have lost that game. He may have won game 4 but the kid was unreal in that game. Tokarski may lift a cup before Price does.
            Lundqvist isn’t as talented as Quick but he battles. He fights em off. Refuses to lose.
            That kid is the Habs backup next year and if he plays well in say 20-25 starts.
            The Habs need a couple more top 6 defenseman. The top pair played too many minutes. They should resign Vanek at a discounted rate since he did squat in the ECF. They have about $26.5 mil to spend on 7-9 players. I’m sure they have a few nice prospects ready for the NHL next year. They should talk to the Rangers about Staal or the Islanders about Dan Boyle. He doesn’t wanna play for them. Wants a contender. The Habs need one or two shutdown “Stay at Home” defenseman. Guys that can take the oppositions top players away. Otherwise the Habs have a very good team. For years they were too easy to play. That’s why they paid Prust 2.5 mil for 4 years. That’s gotta be the most anyone has paid for a career 4th line player but he does everything. Until the hit on Stepan (Prust) was the measuring stick NY Ranger fans compared every 4th line player to. He’s a heart and soul player. No team needed grit as bad as MTL so he got more money there than anywhere else. NY may have offered $1.5 which is high for 4th liners. The Habs had a very solid 4th line this past season. They didn’t get much from Briere which hurt. He’s only got 1 year left so maybe they can get rid of him to a team looking to get to the caps lower limit. Do you know what the lower limit will be? I thought it was $52 or $53 mil this year I think. If the Canadian TV deal does the right thing it could bring the upper limit to $73 or $74 mil. That’s a big deal if teams have that much to spend.
            My point is the Canadiens have the scoring. Pacioretty is a beast (but could’ve done more in the playoffs). Galchenyuk is a budding star. Without a doubt in my mind. When he returned I thought we were screwed. He’s a 5 tool player like in MLB. Goes to the net, above avg NHL skill set, and a great skater. Speed to burn. Subban of course is there and will get paid but he should be on the second pairing with all the PP mins he plays. He’s on for like 90% of total PPTOI but he’s not really a top pairing defenseman. He’s too small to play a net side crease coverage like the Habs do They aught to go make Brooks Orpik an offer. He said he’s waiting to test free agency. The Habs are right there. Just need a couple defenseman and a top 9 Pivot might help Vanek and Pacoiretty be more effective. Otherwise I expect the Habs will correct their lineup and compete for a cup next year too. But there is no better goalie in the NHL than Lundqvist. He’s a talented battler. Not as athletic as Quick. No goalie is as athletic as Quick but if the Rangers can manage the Free Agents they have and find a top 6 Centerman. They’ll be there competing for the Eastern Conference again. Fighting with the Habs as well. They finally got rid of Shero and I think they’ll be dangerous if they find a new goalie too.

          • LES HABS

            you cannot say hank is the best HE HAS WON NO CUP He is good but he is not the best END OF STORY,
            great skater. Speed to burn. Subban of course is there and will get paid but he should be on the

          • http://Bluelinestation.com BT Farley

            End of story? What goaltender in the 97 years of the NHL has a goaltender won the cup and what was the name of his team? If The goalies were switched in the Finals, the Rangers would have been shutout 4 in a row and Lundqvist would have his Cup. That Kings team is real big and played a smart 2-1-2 forecheck which squeezed the Rangers speed at center ice. They Forced the Rangers out of their comfort zone. They like to carry the puck in the attacking zone and set up. The Kings forecheck stopped the Rangers at center ice forcing them to dump ‘n’ chase. The Rangers have a good forecheck but the Kings are too big overall. Especially on defense so the Rangers couldn’t retrieve the puck. Hank can’t score goals too. He can stop as many pucks as he can. Any other goalie would have been done in four blowouts. Price included! The Habs defense would have no chance at moving King, Clifford, or Nolan from the crease. It’s not Hanks fault he doesn’t have a cup. Again, if he were the Kings goalie he’d have his name on it. End of story! Subban is there but should be on the? What? There’s not much in the way of Free Agents this summer. The Habs should just give Vanek his money. He must have been hurt in the ECF because he may have won that series for the Habs if he were 100%. He’s one of the best at playing in front of the crease and scoring on tips and rebounds. Mike Weaver is also a guy they should keep. Other than Subban the Habs are gonna have a bunch of money and no one to spend it on. Unless they make a big trade.
            Subban was worn out in the Rangers series. He had nothing left. He scored 1 goal on the PP. The only PPG they could manage on the Rangers PK. They scored what, 8 PPG against Boston? I wonder if the Habs are gonna want to pay him 7-8 mil as a defenseman or if they try to buy a year or two of his UFA years and offer him an expensive 4 year bridge contract for $6+ mil per season. $24-$25 mil. They need more defenseman and can’t afford to spend $8+ mil when they can get 2 really good stay at home defenseman for that money. Maybe 3!
            Again should be on the what?
            Thanks for commenting on Fansided!

          • Pridenpoise

            You can’t fix stupid, they just got bitch slapped 4-1 in the finals, and this guy is proclaiming the Queen is the best goalie in the NHL.

          • http://Bluelinestation.com BT Farley

            I think Price is a very good goalie. I don’t think he’s top 5 in the NHL. Not yet anyway! He has the talent but the GM needs to put a solid 6 defenseman in front of him. In any event I apologize if I offended you with my post. I only wrote my opinion. The Habs are a good team and they beat the best team in the East in Boston in a game seven. If the GM get’s at least 2 stay at home defenseman with some size and skating ability. The Habs will be real tough next year. I expect Alex Galchenyuk will break 50 points next season. The Habs need a big pivot for the top 6. Desharnais isn’t a top 6 Forward. He’s a smallish pivot with some skill but is willing to pay a price. He’d make the perfect 3rd line centerman. Allow Galchenyuk to utilize his skill on the wing. The Habs are a good team but Carey Price isn’t a top 5 goalie yet. There are too many world class goalies in the NHL that are better than him at this time. Partially because I don’t think the Habs have a solid six defenseman. If Price played on a team like the Kings, with how big they are overall and on defense. I think he’d have a Vezina nomination type of season. Right now though, I’d put him in 7th or Maybe 8th but if they get a full defense core he’ll be up there. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Habs offer Brian Boyle $3+ mil per season to center the 4th line and kill penalties. He and Brandon Prust were close friends when Prust was in NY for 2 1/2 seasons. They were roommates on road trips too. Boyle had a decent year last season after the lockout but his buddy Prust was gone. He wasn’t the same until this year.
            I don’t care if you don’t agree with me or with what I post on the blog. That’s your right to have your own thoughts and opinions. They’re both like elbows, everyone has one! However write your comments in the same manner you would say something to someones face. Pretend the person you’re replying to has the ability to come to talk to you face to face about it. Also be careful with the language you use here. It’s a public site so any 10 or 12 year old kid could check in on the blog and read your comments. 10 year old kids in Montreal may say the same thing you did but here that’s not acceptable. It’ll pass for now but eventually the site moderator will find your comments and possibly block your phone or computer from logging to fansided. We value your opinions no matter which way you go. So please keep the comments section PG if we can. OK? We have no problem if you hate us or what we say. Just tell us in a calm cool headed manner. Don’t write what you wouldn’t say to that persons face.

        • Pridenpoise

          He’s as biased as they come, well anyone that thinks Price isn’t a top 5 goalie is a fool, this guy actually thought the Rangers were going to beat the Kings Lmao, not with the Queen in net.

          • http://Bluelinestation.com BT Farley

            Thanks for sharing your opinion on BluelineStation. I don’t see how my opinion makes be biased. This was the first time Price even made it out of the second round of the playoffs and he’s not the first goalie to get run into by a forward driving the net. Price has a bit of an injury history.
            Henrik Lundqvist is called the “King” by NY Rangers fans. He didn’t give himself that nickname. He’s played in 92 playoff games and has a 2.24GAA .922 Save%. Carey Price has a playoff stat line of GP-42 2.73GAA .909 Save%. I don’t see how the two are even comparable but that’s your team. You aren’t biased towards Price? I don’t get your reasoning for hating Lundqvist but you’re free to your own opinion. The Rangers almost took the fist two from the Kings in LA just like they did to Montreal. The Kings were just too big for really any Eastern team. Maybe Boston could have ramped up the physical game on LA and won a game 5 but Montreal wasn’t beating the Kings either. LMAO all you want, the Rangers won the East
            Another thing is that if you rank goalies on Cups won. Then Quick, Crawford, Rask,Fleury,Howward, Niemi,Giguere, Ward, and Khabibulin are all better goalies than Carey Price. I don’t think any of them are better than Price at all. Some have better playoff numbers than Price but Rask is the only one with Better career playoff stats than Lundqvist.
            It’s the team built around the goalie rather than the goaltender himself. I would take Price over Crawford on Price’s bad day but Crawford has a cup. The Rangers didn’t get smacked around in a single game in that series either. They were in every game, 3 of which went to OT. Could have gone either way. They didn’t this year but the core players are locked up and the Rangers have 1-a good amount of money to spend in free agency to find a big center like maybe Joe Thornton after buying out Brad Richards.
            In any event Price is a good goalie. I just don’t think he’s top 5 in the NHL just yet. He’s only 26 tho and seemingly getting better.
            Thanks for your comments. They’re always much appreciated. Enjoy your summer too bud!

          • BT Farley

            What has Price done that makes him better that Rask, Lundqvist, Niemi, Rinne, or Quick? All have better career stats in both the regular season and playoffs. The Kid is good but not top5. Laugh all you want, Lundqvist and the Rangers are the Eastern Conference Champs. The Kings would have rolled the tiny Habs in 4 straight shutouts. The Rangers had LA beat in games 1 & 2 but the biased refs wanted LA to win. They called Pouliot for goalie interference when the puck was nowhere near the net but allowed Dwight King to fall on Hank and keep him from making the save. A save on a shot he could easily have stopped had King not fell on top of him. The refs let that goal stand. Same in game 1. Penalties called on NY that weren’t called on LA. Game 5 Jake Muzzin stick his leg out as Zuccarello is exiting the defensive zone to break out and trips over Muzzins leg. The refs called Zuc for a tripping penalty. The entire series was full of terrible officiating.
            The Rangers would have needed those calls to go their way to win that series. The Kings are just too big up the middle and were able to neutralize the Rangers speed by forcing them to dump n chase. It took 3 OT games in LA to be the Rangers. Could have gone either way. They had leads on LA in games 1-2-4-5 but the Officials made bad calls to give LA momentum. Calls the Kings got away with. LA is the better team and that’s why they won. If the Rangers got the calls they would be holding the Cup right now. If Hank was the Habs goalie you’d call him the best in the NHL. End of story. Price had a monster series against Boston but he has to play that way a lot longer to be considered top 5 in the NHL. Has Price ever even been nominated for the Vezina? Once? I don’t remember but I know when the Habs weren’t so good, neither was Price. Look at Hanks numbers n 06′-10′ when the Rangers were lucky to make the playoffs as the 7th or 8th seed. I think you should read all the posts on the Habs site and see how biased they are against the Rangers or were until the Habs season was over. Habs fans tweeted all kinds of nasty stuff against the Rangers players. No American teams fans. Lets see what Price does next year!

          • Pridenpoise

            I will laugh, laugh at you you’re a joke comparing stats to a guy who hasn’t been in the league as long, Lundquist couldn’t handle playing in the hockey hotbed of Montreal he would crack, Price has made it to the playoffs every season he’s been in the league save for one so check your stats dipshit. And wasn’t it you who was the mouth piece that said the Habs were whining about the officials, so STFU, you lost, you not only lost you got bitch slapped. Eastern Conference Champs, wow let me get my confetti out. Lmao, and the Habs would have been a better opponent than the Rangers, who were just happy to be their. I do read the Habs blogs and they are not biased clown, like I said nobody is going to take some loser serious that is constantly biased. GROW UP LOSER.

          • BT Farley

            Thanks for sharing your opinion on BluelineStation. We appreciate your passion for your favorite team. The NY Rangers. Have a great time and don’t forget to check out all the other fine posts we have by the other great authors we have here at Fansided.

          • http://Bluelinestation.com BT Farley

            That’s why Price isn’t very good. He cracks or gets injured. Hank has had plenty of forwards run him over. Never got hurt like Price who seems to miss time every season. Choke artist that hasn’t been in the playoffs since the series against Boston when Boston won the cup. Hank got the Rangers to the playoffs with subhuman stats in 2-1 and 1-0 games. you don’t know me at all. I expressed my opinion without insulting anyone. I expect you to do the same thing here. Not once have you shown proof of why Price belongs in the top 5 netminders in the NHL. All you’ve done is make a mockery of your team and act exactly how all Montreal fans act. Inappropriate when it comes to the Canadiens. You think it’s easy to play under the lights of the worlds biggest city? Hank handles it like a pro and is as solid as they come.

          • Pridenpoise

            You’re supposed to be a professional you loser, the Habs fans were being mean, so I wrote negative things about their team, that’s why you’re a moron. And let’s see what the Rangers do next season, not year stupid.

          • BT Farley

            Maybe next year you’ll be back sharing your spontaneous comments that we all love here at BLS. Please continue reading and commenting. You’re a valued reader here at Fansided and all 280 sites we offer. Including the Montreal Canadiens. Take care and look forward to hearing from you as camps start and the preseason starts. It’s only a couple months away. Enjoy your slightly longer summer. Thanks again for reading BluelineStation.

          • Pridenpoise

            I’ve got a suggestion, name change Blue Whine Station, it’s perfect, I’m already enjoying my summer when you’re finished blaming everyone in the free world for the Rangers loss, I suggest you do the same. It’s almost football season fool, but that probably means nothing to a pansy. Adios whiner.

          • BT Farley

            You’re just calling the kettle black. You called me a name for expressing my opinion. One I have amended rights in this country to express. All you’ve done is be biased towards me, my writing, and the Rangers. “The Queen” as you referred to Hank is the best. All you’ve done is cut him down as well as the team. This is a fan blog where we are asked by our editors to write the way I write. This is the final time I’m going to try to make nicey nice with you. If you run another insulting comment anywhere on Fansided Habs or Rangers. It’ll be the last. You’ve used curse words, insults, and everything else you can do to try to hurt me. All you’re doing is making this a hostile place for fans who just want to express an opinion in a concise manner. If you don’t like what I write don’t read it. Why don’t you try reading some of my other work that isn’t about the Habs? My last post had a great point. Again, I write my opinion as I’m told. If you don’t like it take it up with management.

          • Pridenpoise

            And you sir are a hypocrite, I notice when other people use “curse” on blue whine station you don’t have a problem with it. And don’t threaten me if you don’t like what I have to say then stop responding, I don’t think anyone’s holding a gun to your head, better yet ban me from your blog, I’m sure I won’t lose any sleep over it, and as for the Canadians blogs, sorry sonny but you will have a hard time doing anything their, I know people, and your just a sore loser who is still but hurt over your Stanley Cup beating. You write your opinion as your told, that doesn’t even make sense, just like everything else you blather about, give up the blogging, your horrible at it. There you go I insulted you, go cry about it. As for making it a hostile place for fans, you don’t have any readers, so get over yourself. Now I’m done with you I’m trying to enjoy my summer quit bothering me with your crying.

          • http://Bluelinestation.com BT Farley
          • Pridenpoise

            That’s right their spontaneous, not preconceived biased opinions like yours, work on that over the summer I don’t it will do any good but you never know. And I do read many of the other sites on fansided, it’s you who should try it, maybe you will learn how to write an objective blog, and not be such an ass kisser, to your favourite team, a sure sign of piss poor writing, but hey you’re just a two bit blogger, what should we expect, maybe you should go back to writing entries into high school year books.