In Season 3 of Breaking Bad, professional crystal meth producer Walter White was set up with a competent lab assistant in Gale Boetticher. But Walter decided that he wanted his familiar partner in crime, Jesse Pinkman, in Boetticher’s spot. So he staged mix-ups with his assistant and feigned cohesion issues in order to get his guy back.
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Some years the trade deadline can be an episode of Let’s Make a Deal, with seemingly endless possibilities behind concealed doors. Other years, it’s much more clear. The 2012 trade deadline was focused on Rick Nash. The 2014 deadline was centered around Martin St. Louis and then-pending UFAs Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi. This season, the two names leading the discussions were Keith Yandle and Eric Staal.
For a long time earlier in the season, it seemed like the Keith Yandle leaving the Rangers at the trade deadline was inevitable. The situation seemed to shift when McDonagh went down with a concussion on February 6th, and Yandle oddly went from playing 3rd pairing minutes to leading the Rangers in ice-time nearly nightly in McDonagh’s absence.
I try to live my life by two simple rules:
- When there’s trouble you call DW
- Be aware of the limitations of my own memory
While the application of Rule #1 is pervasive and obvious, Rule #2 has specific relevance to the early season discussions on the play of Keith Yandle. I think our memories left unchecked can be less than stellar evaluators of players like Yandle. Read more
After a tad over three years in operation, Rangers Unlimited will be no longer.
Thanks to all those who have read the blog over the years. Having a place to write down my thoughts, and having people seek them out was a fun experience for me.
A special thanks to those who have contributed to the site alongside me: John J. Werner, Andrew Wisneski, Zachary and Alex Ellenthal.
All the best,
Elliotte Friedman reports that the Rangers, among others, will meet with pending UFA defenseman Mike Reilly tomorrow.
BTW, Rangers are another team Mike Reilly will meet with Thursday. So, that's CHI, MIN, NYR, LA. Wouldn't surprise if PIT was involved, too.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 3, 2015
Reilly, who turns 22 next month, is eligible to be an UFA this summer, as he’s played one season of Junior A hockey and three seasons of college hockey after being drafted by the Blue Jackets in 2011.
The Rangers find themselves down 3-2 in yet another best-of-seven series, and look to continue their improbable success in such situations. Of their last five times being down 3-2 in a playoff series dating back to the first round in 2012 against Ottawa, the Rangers have came back to win four of the series.
While its impressive that the Rangers have overcome such deficits at a high frequency in recent history, it would of course be more impressive if they were to not get in the deficits at all. But here we are.