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Could Carcillo provide ‘spark’ for Rangers?

Jun 11, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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NEW YORK — His six-game suspension for abuse of an official over, and with his team needing a victory to stay alive in its series versus the Los Angeles Kings, Rangers forward Dan Carcillo isn’t sure if he’ll draw back into the lineup tonight in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

If Carcillo does return, he’s hoping to provide a “little boost and some energy” to a lineup that could sure use it. The rambunctious 29-year-old scored twice in the first round versus Philadelphia, once in Game 3 and once in Game 7.

New York coach Alain Vigneault refused to share his lineup this morning, but did say this about Carcillo: “He would bring what he’s brought to us all year long: his real good energy. He’s been in these situations before. He’s been a good player for us. If we do use him tonight, I’m sure he’s going to be ready.”

Vigneault added: “Sometimes you can shuffle the deck with the lineup you have, or sometimes you bring new players into the lineup to hope that they can give you a spark.”

If Carcillo does play, Derek Dorsett could be the one to come out.

  1. 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    No

    • trolltoll11 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      do you work? or are you another leach of the system. all you do all day is troll.

      • moarjam - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:28 PM

        Seriously… this guy is a misery.

      • nj666 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:35 PM

        yeah because it’s not like people have computers at work…

    • jkay1818 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      I agree, there are some annoying people on this site, but this guy takes the cake. it’s pitiful already.

    • pirovash88 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      He’s right though, Carcillo isn’t going to help this team to a Stanley Cup.

      • nj666 - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

        of course, he’s a scumbag and an embarrassment to the sport.

    • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      Yeah, all that grit and toughness he provides will have the refs and linesmen shaking in their skates.

    • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      Can’t take the heat? I’ll be here ALL SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gloating in every one of your rags fan computers!!!!! Same as you losers did in 2012!!!!!!!!!!

      HE (or she) WHO LAUGHS LAST LAUGHS BEST!!!!!!!!

  2. thegronk87 - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    The only reason the first 2 games were close was because LA was tired after 3 seven game series.

    • justinhbhb - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      ie: Playing multiple series against top NHL goaltenders. Not backups and AHL goalies or the worst playoff goalie- Fluery.

      • moarjam - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:26 PM

        Please… the kings have faced worse goaltending. The kings played against 5 goalies in rounds 1 and 2. Why 5? Because none of them could hold down a starting spot.

      • malkamania71 - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

        Hey leave Fleury out of this! His save % and GAA is still better than Johnny Quick’s this post season give the poor guy a break :/ and actually LA played against Gibson & Anderson who are both AHL goalies and Crawford who I think is nothing without Seabrook & Keith in front of him

      • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:51 PM

        Yeah because Tchikovski, or whatever his name is, is more scarier than facing Crawford. Absolutely right.

        It’s so hard not to laugh at ranger fans at this point. They just make it hard to keep a straight face.

        [que the "we have more fans than you"]

        Then I will respond with “We have more championships since WWII”

      • wingsdjy - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

        “more scarier”

        “que”

        C’mon now. If your gonna trol, try n use good grammer.

      • moarjam - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        Dude you’re having a fake argument with yourself on an internet comment board…

        I get that we are rivals but there’s no reason to lose your mind trolling us. Especially considering your team hasn’t played in 2 months.

  3. 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Carcillo is now some sort of Claude Lemieux?

    That’s really grasping for straws at this point. How about Lundqvist giving up 11 goals in 3 Cup Final games?

    Howzabout leading with that? Not Dan Carcillo coming to the rescue.

    • peymax1693 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:42 PM

      Although Hank hasn’t been as good as he was in the previous series, a lot of those 11 goals resulted from defensive blunders. Overall, the defense has been terribly disappointing.

      • avscup - Jun 11, 2014 at 5:12 PM

        Yup. But that just proves he’s not a king. Do you think Roy or Brodeur never played behind defensive mistakes? What about Giguerre? Won a Conn Smythe in ’03 without winning the cup, Champion goalies steal series. Hank is no champion. Period.

  4. rushledger - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    He knows he’s got be on his best game and he’s itching to play, the rangers have nothing to lose he could provide a much desired energy boost, he’s gotta play tonight.

    • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:11 PM

      He could also take penalties and cause turnovers.

      HIGH risk, LOW reward.

      The game is too important to start fidgeting around. One costly PP or turnover and they’re swept. First win a game then put him in.

      ********************************************************************************************************

      But the Devils fan in me says “Suit him up!!!”

      • mogogo1 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM

        But down 3-0 they’re in a spot where high risks are all they have to hope for. They’re done without major changes.

  5. thatsnuckinfuts - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Carcillo is much more likely to take dumb penalties and contribute to a Kings win than contribute to a Rangers victory.

  6. phtjoey - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Let’s be honest here. If Carcillo was the answer for the three musketeers inability to score, then the Rangers wouldn’t have to pay $2 million per year for AV.

  7. biasedhomer - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Carcillo only hurts the Rangers chance to win.

  8. peymax1693 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    The Rangers don’t need to play harder; rather, they need to play smarter, especially in their own end.

    As Carcillo is somewhat lacking in the “smart” department, I don’t believe he brings anything worthwhile to the table.

    • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM

      They’re not missing grit. Grit isn’t their game. It’s speed. They need someone to fly around and cause chaos and actually be that same threat on the PK as Hagelin once was for a minute. Bring up the fastest forward in the system and put him out there.

      I remember when they brought in Kreider a week out of Boston College and his speed and energy made him a threat. Why not give that one a whirl?

  9. vmm11 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    If he stays out of the box, there’s no reason this can’t provide the team with a bit of a spark. For who he would be replacing, most likely Dorsett, the replacement is pretty much a wash. Carcillo did have some key moments in this playoff run, most notably during the Philadelphia-NYR series. Through the first 3 games, the results have not come like the NYR expected, so why not shake things up a bit?

  10. nj666 - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    I say play him, I’d love to see D. Brown put him in his place

  11. twesty85 - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Forgive me if I’m wrong but isn’t car bomb the only one with a ring? He could bring some leadership in that sense…. or he could cost you the game with a dumb penalty.

  12. flyerspsu - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    why not, hes given the team sparks before and you’re down 3-0, id put him in

  13. bmoreredfury311 - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Im pretty sure that St . Louis has a ring from Tampa Bays cup win

    • bmoreredfury311 - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:02 PM

      That was @twesty85

  14. polishblue - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    well seeing how NYR record improved to like 25ish-10ish after they acquired Carcillo midseason, his significance in the line-up did seem to help…and this is coming from someone who never thought he could cheer for carbomb after his long stint in PHI. NYR have nothing to lose by inserting a fresh body who has experience, grit, speed, and even some puck-luck (i.e. goals against Philly).

    having said that…

    hey 950005, from reading PHT articles and the comments for a long time now but rarely commenting on them, i’ve learned to think blomfield and co. were a little “different” because of their outlandish comments that sometimes put ovechkin as a better goalie than lundqvist…but i mean it’s so easy to see that you’re on a totally different level man. i almost rather watch every single of blomfields videos that have absolutely nothing to do with anything than actually take the anything you say seriously…i can pretty confidently say that you have taken over as the King of Trolls…and yes, you 100% deserve that “King” nickname lol you deserve it buddy

    • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:33 PM

      Thank you! I love to win!

      I can be KING OF TROLLS!

      Why? Because I won something, which is a lot more than the one you call “King” who’s never won.

      • polishblue - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:38 PM

        lawl go home man, conversations with you aren’t even about hockey anymore, just about nonsense. you write well enough to make out as an adult, but the stuff you say makes everyone wonder whether you’re a 4th grade bully whose angry that he’s the least favorite child in the family

      • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 4:13 PM

        Yeah , ok. I was responding to your nonsense. Where in your pos did you mention hockey?

        was it one of these?

        “i’ve learned to think blomfield and co. were a little “different” because of their outlandish comments”

        “i almost rather watch every single of blomfields videos that have absolutely nothing to do with anything than actually take the anything you say seriously”

        “i can pretty confidently say that you have taken over as the King of Trolls…and yes, you 100% deserve that “King” nickname lol you deserve it buddy”

        I did you a favor by giving you attention.

        No good deed goes unpunished.

        Now go and get your shine box kid!

      • wingsdjy - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:19 PM

        Did you forget to read his entire first paragraph, 80085cups?

        “well seeing how NYR record improved to like 25ish-10ish after they acquired Carcillo midseason, his significance in the line-up did seem to help…and this is coming from someone who never thought he could cheer for carbomb after his long stint in PHI. NYR have nothing to lose by inserting a fresh body who has experience, grit, speed, and even some puck-luck (i.e. goals against Philly).”

  15. twesty85 - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Can’t believe all the trolls on this site. I like commenting and going back forth with other fans but someone always has to ruin the fun somehow. Do these trolls really have nothing to do?

  16. rupp246 - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    950003. For someone whose team didn’t make the playoffs, you got a lot of stupid comments. Anyway, I’m proud to be a ranger fan and if we got some luck from the hockey gods, the rangers could easily be up in this series. As long as they play well tonite, win or lose, it’s been a great season. P. S . At least they are not watching the cup at some bar like the devils will be doing.

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