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Video: Weekes likes how the Rangers are transitioning under AV

Mar 27, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

And after you watch Kevin Weekes’ latest video, part of the Edward Jones Face Time initiative, you can read my take on how the Canucks have struggled under John Tortorella. (Specifically, about the problems Vancouver’s had moving the puck out of its own end.)

  1. ibieiniid - Mar 27, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Weekes the commentator annoys me. Call me a grouch, but he’s too chipper. Liked him as a goalie though.

    • goodolejr - Mar 27, 2014 at 4:58 PM

      Grouch.

  2. stakex - Mar 27, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    What’s funny is that so many people talk about the Rangers having more attack under AV…. yet they are 18th in goals scored this season, which is actually worse than they were last season (12th). In fact the Rangers haven’t finished 18th or worse in goal scoring since the 09-10. I mean I thought Sather was unhappy about the Rangers lack of goal scoring and that’s why he fired Torts…. yet the Rangers goal scoring hasn’t increased (its actually deceased under AV) nor has their positioning in the standings.

    The Rangers also have arguably the best offensive makeup they have had in a long time right now, yet the goals aren’t coming. AV’s system might look like its generating more attack, and the Rangers seem to be putting a lot of shots on net…. but yet they are in the bottom half of the league in offense.

    Don’t get me wrong, the Rangers are looking really good right now and winning the game they have to. Its just that this idea that the Rangers offense has been so much better this season isn’t supported by the facts…. or at least the stats that matter the most.

    • pgodzin - Mar 28, 2014 at 5:45 AM

      May not have translated to goals, but they are one of the better puck possession teams in the league, and generate a lot of shots and a very good shot differential. The PP has also vastly improved (though it has struggled of late again). I think the past few years in the playoff the question has been if they can score enough. This year that won’t be the issue, it’ll be question of whether or not they can match up with the size of Boston.

  3. hockeyfan763 - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    At least the PP has been much better this year. Last year it was unwatchable. Second in the Metro division as of today, I’ll talk it.

    • kaptaanamerica - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM

      you might just want to take it too…

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