Read: What Is Working For Carl Hagelin/How He Is Handling His Streak

Last night, Carl Hagelin scored four the fourth straight game and his fifth in that time.

Hagelin had four shots on goal in 16:41 of ice time and was also on the ice for Derek Stepan’s game winning goal.

In terms of what is working for Hagelin, John Tortorella said last night, “just creating offense. He has had the most energy. His skates are on top of the ice. Some guys have their skates in the ice. He’s just….he’s just that fast. He is a big player for us. He creates a lot of havoc and a lot of puck control. He is a big piece and helped that line tremendously.”

On Saturday, Hagelin was asked about his mindset during his point scoring streak and told the Rangers website, “I am always positive no matter what. I am a pretty easy going guy. I try not to get too high or too low because it isn’t going to do any good for me or anyone around me. It’s important to stay humble and always working hard and keeping your head up. If you become negative it’s only going to be be more negative.”

Hagelin said that he is also benefiting from the chance to play with Rick Nash and Carl Hagelin.

Nash said, in the Daily News, that Hagelin has an ability that few other players have, “when he uses his speed, it’s a huge advantage for him. He can outskate anyone, so it’s easy for me and Step to find him.”





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Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

That's terrible. And I have to partially blame the "fans" that flew the Fire Idzik banners for making the whole flying banners idea a thing. Just stop it, please.

williamg1
williamg1

@Disgruntled Jets Fan


Just to update this: the guy that died in this crash was NOT hired by the Eagles fan. Looks like he may have been hired to pull a Bud Light sign:


"Enkone Goodlow, an artist who rents a hangar at the airport, said he and some spectators had watched the pilot repeatedly try to hook a Bud Light banner. The banner was tied to a mastpole on the ground and the pilot would fly by and try to snare it with a grappling hook dangling from the plane before pulling up.

"Usually, people get it the first time if not the second time, but it took [the pilot] seven times," Goodlow said. "We thought it was not normal. I wondered what was going on when after the seventh successful hook, all of a sudden, his plane nosed to the ground. We ran full blast toward it, thinking we could pull him out.""


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-airport-crash-20150809-story.html

Bent
Bent moderator

Saddened to hear about the passing of Frank Gifford.  He fronted up the UK's NFL coverage back when I first got into the game.


RIP

marcus81
marcus81

@Bent  one of my favorite football commentators and a classy guy, even if he may have helped himself to a babe while married to Kathy Lee

bob
bob

@Bent 


Isn't he in the announcers booth on Monday night? or Sunday night.

Common guys that unacceptable he's got be in the booth Sunday night doing the games Whats wrong with you guys . Go wake him up.

WW85
WW85

@Bent Growing up watching Monday Night Football with Cosell, Gifford & Dandy Don was just so formative in my football life. I think that show created the modern NFL experience & entertainment package. Gifford was the staright man between Cosell & Meredith. Was still the greatest regular night of sports entertainment ever seen. Didn't matter who was playing. Tune in to hear what insane stuff Coseel was saying, hear Dandy laugh & sing, & then Frank kept everyone in line. was amazing TV.

juunit
juunit

Didn't realize Bridgewater was having some kind of family issue and hasn't been with the team for the last 2 days. But apparently he will play tonight.

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit That will sway the betting lines.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit 

Do people actually bet on preseason games? That's got to be just about the dumbest use of money you could think of. Other than burning it in front of a government building. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @Bent


Haha they probably do though (but I was joking).

bob
bob

Buurrrrrpp  Oh ya dats better..  Hey guess what guys I didn't get any on me dats right.. I got nun on me..Ut Oh looks like I got some o da guy next to me ...A sorry sir looks like your gonna have to change your shirt sorry about dat one..

tsjc68
tsjc68

QUICK SOMEONE LOCK THE DOORS TO NEW JERSEY DON'T LET MANISH COME BACK 


STAY IN PHILLY AND BECOME AN EAGLES BEAT REPORTER PLEASE

harold
harold

@tsjc68 

It does show the difference in turn out between fan bases.  The Jets barely had 10k yesterday and other teams are drawing monster numbers (Browns 70k) etc.

Bent
Bent moderator

@harold @tsjc68


Is Philadelphia as far out of the way for Phildelphia based fans as New Jersey is for New York based fans?


(Especially when they're not running any buses).

harold
harold

@Bent @harold @tsjc68 

Not being overly critical just thought it was a little light.  At least expected to fill most of the lower level.  Barely filled a third.  Many empty seats even in the section where fans were.

Bent
Bent moderator

@harold @Bent @tsjc68


I heard the attendance was going to be 30K until they announced it was going to be a normal practice rather than just a scrimmage.

marcus81
marcus81

@harold @Bent @tsjc68 Jets fans have have a lot to bear with this team, hopefully getting 2 quality football minds to hire a HC and GM will turn things around, can't blame the fans for not being there for a scrimmage unless they got time to kill 

harold
harold

@Bent @harold @tsjc68 

That makes me feel a little better.  Hopefully next year they do it right and hold a scrimmage.

Bent
Bent moderator

@harold @Bent @tsjc68


I was actually joking but I bet it did affect numbers.  I know some people (including commenters here) that figured they wouldn't bother since they hadn't paid anything for the tickets.

harold
harold

@Bent @harold @tsjc68 

I was looking at the comment quickly and took it as some inside info you had on expectations.  Still hope it is a better crowd during the regular season.  It was sad to see them boo because the WR's got little separation and Geno could not thread the needle.  Later he threw Decker open with Skrine in tight coverage so hopefully having to throw in such tight windows in practice will help come the season.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Bent especially that alot of jetfans come from long island to drive on the l.i.e over the throggs neck bridge to the cross bronx over the geo wash bridge to the nj turnpike on a saturday is not worth it 

tsjc68
tsjc68

I get the frustration.  I just wish that people, after being frustrated, wouldn't latch on to utterly implausible alternatives (like "Bench him for Matt Simms" or "Play Bryce Petty now" or "Trade for Nick Foles or Kirk Cousins" or whatever else.)


Geno hasn't been good.  We also shouldn't react to Geno's non-goodness by doing something abjectly stupid and playing someone markedly WORSE than Geno just because.

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68


Corey buying stock in the pieces argument.


He HAS had NFL receivers before.  Other QBs have done more with less and a lot more with the same.


The "raging hatred" comes from the fact he was very inconsistent over the past few seasons and the fact that Jets fans are understandably impatient with the poor QB play they've seen over the years.


In fact, the Jets have arguably one of the best receiving corps in the league.  (Certainly top 10, maybe even sneaking into the top five).  So Geno should be one of the best quarterbacks in the league...right?  Only nobody is expecting that because it's entirely unrealistic.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @tsjc68

I agree that the pieces argument is overblown (and invalid anyway, because we need Geno to be a QB good enough to be effective regardless of whom his targets are.)


That being said, I'd love to get a breakdown of his passer rating when targeting Eric Decker (and, to a secondary extent, Santonio Holmes) vs. everyone else he's had to throw to the past two seasons.

levi
levi

@Bent   "So Geno should be one of the best quarterbacks in the league...right?  Only nobody is expecting that because it's entirely unrealistic."



Have you met Monty?

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68 @Bent


Perhaps more revealing are guys like Salas, Nelson and Kerley's numbers when thrown at by him and thrown at by anyone else.


Numbers when throwing to Decker were good, but why wouldn't they be?  Conversely, Holmes had only a 42% catch rate so Geno obviously had more success throwing to Winslow, Kerley, Cumberland, Nelson etc.


The Jets brought in Harvin and Geno got worse.  Then Harvin got hurt and he had his best game of the year.  There is no clear correlation between his "pieces" and his performances.

levi
levi

@Bent  I think a lot of Genos struggles have to do with the D knowing whats coming. He was playing from behind quite a bit making it easier on the D. I dont see many teams getting way ahead in points with thr Jets D now. So not only will he be in a new simpler offense with better weapons but the new defense will help him out a lot too. Hopefully.

jetsjerk
jetsjerk

@levi @Bent That's funny you said that because I was just watching the closeup footage of his most recent completions and I see him looking every target all the way (once again).  He better watch out!

harold
harold

@jetsjerk @levi @Bent 

Just FYI, because you scan one side does not mean you are looking at one target.   Generally you have combo routes and are reading to see what the defense does.

Monty
Monty

I know a second round qb improving year after year is a horrible start.

Monty
Monty

Im not saying he needs to be the best.. But hes not the worst. Hes a kid from a spread system who continues to improve. His last game was a perfect passer rating and most jet fans seemingly wanted him cut.

Monty
Monty

His struggles come from the fact that hes learning to be a starting pro qb in ny A horrible place filled with angry horrible people. If he was drafted by san diego maybe ge would have a little time to develop. The kid has skills he has a lot of upside. I can firgive a lot of negativity booing this kid who seemingly spends every waking second trying to be a better player is disgusting . You dont hear about drinking or dating all you hear about is him working hard everyday.

Anyone who booed this kid deserves the lives they have

Bent
Bent moderator

GOOOOOOAAAALLL!!!

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent That was a beauty. Pool snatching victory from the jaws of def...uh, a draw. 

jetsjerk
jetsjerk

Apropos that the Bus got inducted and the terrible towels fly tonight.

levi
levi

Whats the scoop on daryl Richardson. He was having a good camp the last I heard. Im just not getting enough camp info dammit. Bring it back to Cortland so I can see for myself. I hope the game is televised Thursday.

levi
levi

We are only 5 days away from a game BGA! 

hazard2012
hazard2012

@levi


"Can't wait!"   But I wish we could slow the roll of this recent rash of injuries.   Receivers and DB's especially taking their lumps.