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Enjoy all the emotions

Update: 2024-05-30
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This episode of the Blue Crew podcast discusses the New York Rangers' recent loss to the Florida Panthers in game four of their playoff series. The hosts, Johnny Lazarus, Avery Zretzky, and Cody Frankl, analyze the game and discuss the team's performance, particularly the lackluster play of star players like Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad. They also touch upon the coaching decisions made by Gerard Gallant, including the use of Blake Wheeler in overtime despite his limited playing time. The hosts then delve into fan questions, addressing topics such as potential lineup changes, officiating in the series, and the Rangers' ability to win a game seven. The episode concludes with a discussion about the importance of staying positive and believing in the team's ability to win the Stanley Cup.

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00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the Blue Crew podcast, a New York Rangers podcast on the Belief Podcast Network. The hosts, Johnny Lazarus, Avery Zretzky, and Cody Frankl, discuss the Rangers' recent loss to the Florida Panthers in game four of their playoff series.

00:10:09
Fan Questions and Analysis

This Chapter delves into fan questions, addressing topics such as potential lineup changes, officiating in the series, and the Rangers' ability to win a game seven. The hosts discuss the need for star players to step up, the importance of coaching decisions, and the overall performance of the team.

00:37:10
Sponsor Shoutout

This Chapter features a sponsor shoutout for Melon hats, highlighting their durability, antimicrobial properties, and water resistance. The hosts encourage listeners to visit the website and use the code 'blue crew' for a 30% discount.

00:38:33
Must-Win Game Five?

This Chapter focuses on the upcoming game five, with the hosts debating whether it's a must-win for the Rangers. They discuss the importance of winning at home and the potential impact of a loss on the team's morale.

00:42:25
Final Thoughts and LFGR

This Chapter concludes the episode with final thoughts from the hosts, emphasizing the importance of staying positive and believing in the Rangers' ability to win the Stanley Cup. They encourage listeners to enjoy the ride and support the team.

Keywords

New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rangers have won four Stanley Cup championships, most recently in 1994. They are known for their iconic blue and red jerseys and their passionate fan base.

Florida Panthers
The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in Sunrise, Florida. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Panthers have won one Presidents' Trophy, awarded to the team with the best regular season record, and have reached the Stanley Cup Finals once, in 1996. They are known for their fast-paced, offensive style of play.

Stanley Cup
The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the winner of the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs. It is considered the most prestigious trophy in professional hockey and is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. The Stanley Cup is a silver bowl with a capacity of 17.5 liters (4.6 US gallons).

Artemi Panarin
Artemi Panarin is a Russian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the New York Rangers. He is a two-time NHL All-Star and was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 2016. Panarin is known for his exceptional puck-handling skills, playmaking ability, and scoring touch. He is considered one of the best offensive players in the NHL.

Mika Zibanejad
Mika Zibanejad is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the New York Rangers. He is a two-time NHL All-Star and has been a key player for the Rangers since joining the team in 2016. Zibanejad is known for his powerful shot, strong two-way play, and leadership qualities. He is a valuable asset to the Rangers both offensively and defensively.

Gerard Gallant
Gerard Gallant is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach who currently serves as the head coach of the New York Rangers. He has a long and successful coaching career, having previously coached the Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Vegas Golden Knights. Gallant is known for his energetic coaching style and his ability to motivate his players. He led the Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2018.

Blake Wheeler
Blake Wheeler is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the New York Rangers. He is a former NHL All-Star and has been a consistent scorer throughout his career. Wheeler is known for his strong shot, playmaking ability, and leadership qualities. He joined the Rangers in 2023 after spending 12 seasons with the Winnipeg Jets.

Igor Shesterkin
Igor Shesterkin is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the New York Rangers. He is a two-time NHL All-Star and was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender in 2022. Shesterkin is known for his exceptional athleticism, puck-handling skills, and ability to make big saves. He is considered one of the best goaltenders in the NHL.

Q&A

  • What changes could the Rangers make to their lineup to improve their performance?

    The hosts discuss potential lineup changes, with Avery Zretzky suggesting that Alexis Lafrenière should get more ice time and Cody Frankl advocating for a change on the third line. They also debate the merits of moving Filip Chytil to the first line and the potential impact of bringing in a player like Vitali Kravtsov.

  • How has the officiating been in the Rangers-Panthers series?

    The hosts discuss the officiating in the series, with Cody Frankl expressing frustration over missed calls in game four. They acknowledge that the game is fast-paced and difficult to officiate, but they believe that some calls were blatantly missed.

  • Is game five a must-win for the Rangers?

    The hosts debate whether game five is a must-win for the Rangers. While they acknowledge that a loss would be deflating, they also believe that the team has the ability to win a game six. Ultimately, they agree that the Rangers need to win game five to avoid a difficult situation going into game six.

  • What are the Rangers' chances of winning the Stanley Cup?

    The hosts express confidence in the Rangers' ability to win the Stanley Cup, despite their recent struggles. They highlight the team's strong core, the exceptional play of Igor Shesterkin, and their belief that the team will eventually find its groove.

  • What is the significance of the Rangers winning a game seven?

    The hosts discuss the importance of winning a game seven, particularly in light of the Rangers' history of losing in game sevens. They believe that a game seven victory would help to erase the memory of the 2015 game seven loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Show Notes

On this episode of The Blue Crew, Jonny Lazarus, Avery Zaretsky and Cody Frankel talk about the tough Game 4 loss. Just because it feels like the Rangers are being outplayed doesn't mean the vibes can't change in Game 5. Stay positive.
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