Read: Darroll Powe Plays Rangers Style Hockey/Loves Blocking Shots

Darroll PoweAfter being acquired yesterday by the Rangers, Darroll Powe will make his Rangers debut tonight against the Devils.

Powe practiced with the team at the morning skate today and following that he spoke with the Rangers website and said that he plays a similar style to the one that the Rangers use, “It’s a hard working system, tight defensive, tight checking and that is kind of my game so hopefully I fit well.”

On joining the Rangers, Powe said “hockey is hockey. You just need to go out there and battle and compete. With the systems, you make sure that you pay attention and learn them as quickly as you can.”

Powe is also one of the top shot blocking forwards in the NHL, finishing second in the league last year with 91. (Ryan Callahan had 88 in six fewer games)

He says that he likes to block shots because as a role player that is part of his job and “Shot blocking tells me you want to win games. It builds good team chemistry.”

John Tortorella told the NY Post, that Powe will help add more depth and versatility, “with Powe, it’s a guy that can kill penalties. He has played in the league, does a lot of little things on the boards; certainly adds to our depth in a lot of different situations and I can move him around.

Read more on Powe, HERE.

 





141 comments
Marvel
Marvel

Just saw this on Twitter ...

Wtf

Brendan
Brendan

@Marvel He had a U-Haul van full of fireworks. Like bruhhhh. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan Do you think he'll keep his starting role or will he get the hook?


(Too soon?)

juunit
juunit

@Brendan 

Better than the guy who killed himself by setting a firework off on his head. 

Brendan
Brendan

@juunit *I'll just place a mortar on my head and set it off* - dead guy 5 seconds before dying

Brendan
Brendan

The Mets have to have the worst defensive lineup to come into and pitch for as a rookie. I'm pretty sure the AAA squad has a better defensive starting 8 than this Mets team. 

levi
levi

I dont care what the stats say I put Tom Brady as our #1 nemesis. Im old enough to remember the Marino years I just think the Brady years are far worse.

Bent
Bent moderator

@levi


It's kinda surprising Brady is still behind him in this era.  I guess that shows how good Marino was.


The other thing that works in Marino's favor if you compare them was how many times he broke the Jets hearts with late dagger comebacks over the years.  He had seven fourth quarter comebacks and six game winning drives, although thanks to Ken O'Brien the Jets countered and won two of those games.


Brady simply hasn't done that.  They've mainly either beaten the Jets comfortably when it counts or lost.  The only three fourth quarter comeback/game winning drives he has had against the Jets were:


1. As a rookie, on a field goal with 6:29 to go

2. Over a decade later, in that game where Hill dropped the pass leaving enough time for them to tie it with a field goal and then win it in OT with another field goal.

3. Last season, on a Gray TD run with 13:51 to go in a not-very-important game.  


He's had ONE game winning touchdown pass against the Jets in his whole career and it was in 2004, in the second quarter of a 13-7 win.


Compare that with Marino who threw multiple clutch back-breaking touchdowns against the Jets over the years.

levi
levi

@Bent  Marino was certainly the nemesis of that era but I think having to watch Brady and the Pats in several superbowls is enough to make him the #1 in this case. 


Its a bit surprising that Brady hasnt surpassed Marinos #s with the rule changes that now favor a passing game. Also I dont remember the refs treating Marino as well as they do Brady.

levi
levi

@Bent  Oddly enough I never disliked Marino or Jim Kelly. I respected their game. I admit Bradys talent but never respected his game. He's just always rubbed me the wrong way.One example is how Brady always begs for the calls from the refs. I hate that kinda crap. Just get up and go to the next play when youre sacked or hit. Now I have even less respect for him as a player deflating footballs to gain an advantage but I have even less respect for him as a person denying it the way he is. He should admit it, take his punishment and move on like Sheldon and many others before him have. He owes that to the league and even if they dont know it he owes that to his fans.

Bent
Bent moderator

@levi @Bent


One other thing about Brady is that his success comes from being ruthlessly efficient.  It's not like he makes exciting or spectacular plays very often, just completes the same basic routes over and over again with flawless execution (albeit made easier from using a nerf ball and knowing the defensive playcall half the time).

levi
levi

@Bent  Thats an interesting take on it. I guess when you have Wes Welker who can routinely get open and make the grab you can do that. Brady did have some spectacular plays with Moss though.

Bent
Bent moderator

@levi @Bent


Did he though?  Moss made some deep balls (and most metrics actually say that Brady is not an elite deep passer - far from it) and some exciting catches over the years, but did Brady himself ever do much more than take the snap, make the read and throw the ball accurately down the field?

levi
levi

@Bent  Well if Geno could take the snap make the read and throw the ball accurately down the field we would be very happy.


Moss did it without Brady too in Minni so maybe youre onto something.

idothis2
idothis2

outside of gardner and arod, looking at the batting avgs of the yankees and mets is a real eye hurter this good sunday morning.

Brendan
Brendan

@idothis2 Excuse me, Matz is starting today and he's batting 1.000. 

idothis2
idothis2

@Brendan @idothis2 excuse me.outside of gardner, arod, and the matz. it's a shame that good pitching is being wasted so regularly.

Bent
Bent moderator

@idothis2 @Brendan


And good batting is being wasted so regularly by making four of their better hitters only play every five games.

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

@Bent @idothis2 @Brendan As much as I like Harvey, I couldn't take the lack of hitting anymore and switched to watch the mundane fireworks show....

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent


Almost as "good" as when we were apparently going to "sell" Harry Kane for $50m (yesss!!!) to Man United but then it turned out that they weren't offering $50m cash, they were offering $50m in crappy spare part players that all suck.


And now even that's not happening.


Then again, we can't buy anyone decent with the money since either (a) nobody will come here (b) they'll suck here and then leave and be good again or (c) even if they are good, they'll leave as soon as they start doing well.


Essentially we're mired in mediocrity forever.


Oh, sports with no salary cap are such fun.

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent I can't believe I willingly chose this. 

Brendan
Brendan

The Knicks snuck it past most people since we were busy stuffing our faces with freedom and hotdogs and beer, but they signed Kyle O'Quinn to a 4 year/$16 million deal. Love that move. Seems they realized that they weren't going to get any big fish to sign this year, but added three quality starters in Afflalo/Lopez/Quinn and might possibly not-suck next year. Dare to dream. 


Two big men who are better at defending and rebounding than scoring. I don't know what is happening, but I like it. 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

@Brendan Quinn's a gamer, grinder Queens kid with toughness....his numbers prorate to 13 and 10.... He might blossom here... Lopez is fun, witty, and a defensive force.... Affalo had some terrible numbers last year but hopefully will awaken.... Monroe wasn't worth the money drain and watching DeAndre Jordan clank free throws would have been a buzzkill....  At least these guys will try....

Bent
Bent moderator

@GreenHornet @Brendan


Yeah when Quinn got a chance to fill in due to injury, he produced well on a pretty nondescript team.  Not sure any of those other guys helped you that much more so you're probably better off maintaining some flexibility going forwards.  

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent And getting him at $4 mil APY means in a couple years when the cap explodes he'll be like 5% of it or something. For a potential starter it's actually a surprisingly solid move for them. Two big men signings that focus on defense and rebounding, I never thought I would see the day. 

Brendan
Brendan

@GreenHornet Afflalo had terrible numbers, except in terms of open 3's and spot-up jumpers, where he had great numbers. I think the hope is that a healthy Melo will create those chances for him here. 


Lopez and O'Quinn might give the Jets their first non-soft inside in a long time, it's pretty cool. 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

@Brendan @GreenHornet I'm excited a bit..... Grant could be a steal and we have the sleeper of all sleepers in The Latvian kid....who's up to 7' 3" now...

Bent
Bent moderator

@GreenHornet @Bent @Brendan


In the finals, maybe, but not during the season as they secured home court advantage and through most of the postseason.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @GreenHornet


If there's one NFL team that has a non-soft inside, the Jets are it (on both sides of the ball).

Bent
Bent moderator

@Disgruntled Jets Fan


I think he should just quit football and join the WWE before the all-American hero gimmick gets too dated.


(About ten years ago then).

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Good point. I kinda see them as being a single movie. Kind of how I think of a lot of the trilogies.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Hmm, I can't see the actual ranking, just a list. I assume it's in a best-to-worst order? I did like BTTF2 more. Also nice to see couple of my favorites - Primer and Donnie Darko.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Disgruntled Jets Fan


Yeah, if you read it all, they are more critical as they go along and refer to lower down articles as not as good as higher up ones.


It even says BTTF (the first one listed) is the best.

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent I basically think they're the same. 2 has the advantage of being set in the future vs. the past, which gives them more freedom to do stuff. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent


Well, they're both really good.  What gives part two the edge in my eyes is the second part had the future stuff as well as the going back in time stuff.


Also, the interaction between the two (three?) timelines when Marty tries to fix everything is genius and arguably more groundbreaking than anything in the first film.


And BTTF3 was certainly inferior.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

BTTF3 was them going, hey, this franchise is popular, let's make more. Also see: Terminator 3

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent BTTF3 was...not good. 


1 had the whole parental drama stuff which was great. I don't know if I could say either is better than the other, tlike DJF says it almost feels like two parts of the same movie. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent


What hurts part two is that it doesn't have a happy ending.  Part one could have been a standalone movie, but two ended with "to be continued".


Same reason Revenge of the Sith was a great movie but left some people unsatisfied.