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[Sniffs at the air] ... trade comin?
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Wolfpack Sign Two Defensemen
Dave Righetti's no-no on 7/4/83, the summer after my HS graduation. Me and 3 buddies with my girlfriend's dad's season tix, front row mezzanine right over 3B. Incredible day.
Also, in a hotel room in Providence RI for a hockey tourney during the Miracle game. The place went nuts!
1 year ago on 'Memorable Moments' Open Thread: 7/17/13
@TheWrage @Cup4NYR Brooksie should just STFU - he's a moron
@KevinDeLury *cough* torrent *cough*
1 year ago on "NHL94 Comback" Open Thread: 7/12/13
NHL '94 was what pushed me over the edge to spend my hard-earned money on a Sega system. I was 29... my then-girlfriend (now my wife) thought I was nuts.
Guess who I just sent this link to?
(I still have them all, by the way - system, game, and wife)
A little late to the party, but Happy Birthday, Kev - hope you enjoyed it!
(And 40 is just a number...)
1 year ago on The NY Rangers Blog: An Open Thread
@Iron Mike Agreed - love his gritty spark & intensity
1 year ago on Zuccarello to File Arbitration?
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG No, but based on those clips it will be added to the watch list!
1 year ago on Rangers Sign Falk For One Year, $975K
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG I watched at work anyway
Stick a Faulk in him?
What are the odds Zuc is signed by the end of the day? This is going fast & furious today!
@Wallace1 Not sure about that - he's can lead by example, sure, but he's got a lot to learn about being more outspoken as a leader
1 year ago on McDonagh's New Deal Coming Today
@Ranger Dave You have to remember Hags & Cally will be recovering from surgeries the first month or so...
Now bring in Step at 3.5 - 3.8, leaves an avg of 1.5 for Hags & Zuc (Hags should get a bit more than Zuc)
@thenyrblogneillI was just going to mention that - he's only 24. This is a steal!
@Josh6 That's the way to live up to your avatar, Josh!
1 year ago on More Sloppy Seconds for Phaneuf?
@Ted Kazimiroff Maybe stunted offensively, but he made some of the most hideous turnovers this season - he's horrible defensively.
@gravytrain9 gotta lock up Stepan for more than 4...
1 year ago on Anticipated Pay Days for Rangers RFAs
From an article on canucksarmy.com:
The Canucks have relinquished their lead in the Northwest Division following a series of no-shows against the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Minnesota Wild. The power-play is a mess, the team isn't scoring enough and auspicious possession numbers aside - the effort put forth by Vigneault's players has seemed inconsistent at best this season.
Hmmm - sounds vaguely familiar! Just sayin'...
1 year, 1 month ago on Vigneault Is the Guy
@ThrSage Still, that discussion has to happen at some point during the playoffs, not throwing the coach under the bus after being ousted.
I have mixed feelings about Torts being gone; I have the same issues everyone else had - but I hate to hear players had a huge hand in this
1 year, 1 month ago on Players Are Reason For Torts Firing; Richards Healthy Scratch An Organizational Decision
@craig_athertonI agree with you, especially about the comparison - but SOMEONE (maybe Richards, given their history together, or Hank even given his veteran status on the team) should have tried to speak up at some point. Callahan may not be mature enough yet to take on that role.
I still can't imagine that Hank would hold all of that in without ever complaining to Torts that their defensive "system" was getting him hammered back there.
We'll probably never know what went on in that locker room this season.
@Easy_Kreider Wanting to be coddled is one thing, wanting to be treated fairly is another - but this isn't the way you go about it.
@Josh6 Messier also had the balls to go have a heart-to-heart with Keenan to get him to ease up a little on the team & let them play hockey, instead of being worried about being benched for the slightest mistake.
Anybody do that this year? Nope, not that I heard... could've been Hank, should've been Callahan
Also, did we ever hear of any closed-door, players only meetings this season? The captain has to step up and take the reigns there as well, rally the troops together - as much as I love the guy, I'm not sure I see that kind of leadership from Callahan
Remember in '94 when Messier had to go to Keenan and get him to back off a little on the team, let them play their game? He was benching Leetch, pulling the same kinds of crap Torts did all season - he had a bigger doghouse than Torts.
Looks to me like this team didn't have anyone who had the guts to go in and talk to him man-to-man about his actions being detrimental to the team
@IcyCup Had to go there, didn't you...
1 year, 1 month ago on Torts Fired?!?!?!?!
1. Any coach is speculative right now, obviously the available names are going to be thrown around with regularity until one is named - I'm not going to take anyone's word for the frontrunner yet.
2. Please god, not Ruff
3. Avery should just shut up & stick to the fashion world - I will never get the image of his vogue short suit out of my head
Who told Jagr the Wolverine was a good look?
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers vs. Bruins (Game 3)
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers @ Bruins (Game 2)
@JustinRP37 that should be a golf cub in his arm
Lucky to finish the period tied
WHAT THE HELL IS RICHARDS STILL DOING ON THE POINT!!!!
Stellar refereeing right there
Chara is just ridiculous with that stick - he picks pucks out of the air like crazy
McPhee, you are right about Pyatt
@greggray24 he wasn't even faked out - he just had NO CLUE
@IcyCup @DuPont_Snotty I was hallucinating obviously
Holy shit, 1 shot in 1:45 of pp time. Things cannot get worse...
Who sharpened the Rangers' skates today?
@McPhee37 My sympathies, McPhee - hate to hear you lost your buddy.
@AnnoyingJoe Aren't you forgetting something?
The Snotman cometh... finally watching in the comfort of my own home today
1 year, 2 months ago on Clowe Injury: Hand or Concussion?
@paul.dubsky11 And give up 2 PP goals in :19 seconds...
1 year, 2 months ago on Here's Why the Rangers Can't Score
Wow - did not know the numbers were that horrible, but I should have guessed.
Agee with Muggs that they've played the same boring hockey for four years now. While I don't mind a defensive system, you can see how it really stifles the creativity of the offensive players - something that;s sorely lacking on this team (and teams past).
@Josh6 @dsclaw88 You've been touting Leetch all season. Aside from being a great QB as a player with great instincts, can you tell me what qualifications he has to coach?
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers @ Capitals (Game 2)
@Josh6 @DuPont_Snotty McDonough didn't lose that game. He played his balls off and made shitty a mistake (probably because he was exhausted). I can't put that game on him. This team can't put the puck in the net - even when it's handed to them on a platter.
I knew as soon as they didn't score, and the caps got a pp on the same type of penalty it was over - that's poetic.
@Josh6 MAybe the fact that he was on the ice for almost two minutes straight. Torts to blame for that, and for using the the same 7 or 8 players for the whole OT.
Today is the anniversary of that thrilling triple-OT win agains the Caps in last year's playoffs.- it's also my birthday. I would like nothing more than another win tonight (preferably in regulation)!
1 year, 2 months ago on Staal, Boyle Practice Likely Not PLaying; Clowe Does Off Ice Work
Wait, who'd they play tonight?
Editors must be busy with a big story about something else... :)
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers 8, Sabres 4
Canes announcer: "I think Staal was intimidated by Lundqvist, so he didn't shoot the puck..."
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers @ Hurricanes (Game 38)
Love the hobbit's play!
@IcyCup I got news for you - the Rangers looked that bad before the trade...
@Josh6 Fire Sather, trade Stepan?
Who said last night Stepan can't finish?
@NYR44 Yeah - Pens announcers are completely biased toward Pens
Watching on FOXS - Canes' announcers way more unbiased than Pens...
Good quick read before the puck drops:
These refs are not watching the same game I am...
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers @ Penguins (Game 37)
@AnnoyingJoe Looks like he needed a change of scenery also... I still like the trade
1 year, 3 months ago on No Timetable for Staal as He Increases Off- Ice Workouts
@ivanricov Best. Trade. Ever.
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers vs. Penguins (Game 36)
Love that corner camera shot
@AnnoyingJoe I'm all for BJs - oh, you mean...
@BulldogLine Yes, he got the goal - I thought that earlier
@AnnoyingJoe It was almost 4 or 5!
@NYR44 There's no business like Clowe business
@cb1 Bite your tongue...
I was right about Boyle...
OMFG!!!! Clowe = instant hero!
My bad - looked like it hit Boyle's stick on that one replay angle...
See what happens with big bodies in front of the net?
@AnnoyingJoe @GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG crossed
@AnnoyingJoe @GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Yup - that line? Just ctossed... :)
@AnnoyingJoe I guess you have to be over 40 to really appreciate him?
You guys are all crazy if you don;t love listening to Doc. Serious consummate professional.
Pierre must die, though...
@dsclaw88 @Betweentheworlds @IcyCup Actually, it was a shot from his own teammate that hit him (Orpik)
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers acquire Ryane Clowe
One possible bright spot for this week: Crosby out indefinitely after surgery on broken jaw.
That probably just means Iginla will explode vs. the Rangers...
1 year, 3 months ago on Critical Stretch of the Season This Week
@jasonshyer Totally agree on Zuc - saw him lay 2 hits in the same shift, and he was buzzing all over the ice - saw a lot of heart in that small frame.
@cb1 @NYR44 Tina, meet ham. Ham, meet Tina...
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers @ Canadiens (Game 34)
@JustinRP37 @AG_Blue @DuPont_Snotty No way - I was in bars in the 80's expressing my opinions to Islander fans in a completely different way!
@AG_Blue Funny thing is, I suffered through the late 70's & 80's rooting for worse Ranger teams than this...
IAnybody else wish livefyre allowed you to block commentors? Glen, AG, who's on ypur list? :)
I wish livefyre allowed you to block commentors...
My take is still that the season is in total disarray due to the lockout.
With a full training camp and entire first half of the season under their belt, this team by this time would have had time to jell and the kids develop.
Most on this blog are completely overreacting. Trade Gaborik - Fire Torts - buyout Richards... just stop it already.
1 year, 3 months ago on Catch the NHL Trade Deadline Preview Spreecast Wednesday at 9PM
@PhilipJWalsh Agreed. I think we should just stand pat & let all the youngsters develop, and give the vets time to get out of their respective "funks".
I thing Gaborik & Richards both looked better last night...
Most life I've seen on this team this season...
1 year, 3 months ago on Rangers @ Flyers (Game 32)
@slapshot13j Ugh... I'm resigned to the fact that you're a glass half-empty type guy... :)
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers @ Devils (Game 29)
@slapshot13j Can't you just for once enjoy the moment?!?!
@slapshot13j @AnnoyingJoe Jesus H. christ...
Would love to see Hedberg get chased tonight & watch Marty have to come on in relief...
@AG_Blue @ShreddyMercury I guess I'm one of the few who think Avery is an immature, unprofessional douche - the team doesn't need that, or anythiing like Claude Lemieux or Dale Hunter...
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1, SO
@slapshot13j @AG_Blue You have to build on something - we got two, didn't give up 2. Man, how bout seeing a half-full glass once in a while? Especially if it's got beer in it...
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers vs. Hurricanes (Game 28)
@cb1 Tina, come get your friggin' HAM
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG If that guy wasn't so bats#!t crazy I'd have to agree...
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers vs. Senators (Game 23)
@McPhee21 @AnnoyingJoe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vHdX27yEzw
God, Neil is such a diiiiiiiick...
How's John G's nose lookin'? Can't tell on my laptop stream...
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Completely robbed
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG @AG_Blue Where's the "Hate" button for this comment :)
@IcyCup @cb1 Learn something new every day...
Speed kills, boys and girls!!!
@IcyCup Been meaning to tell you - that is one freaky avatar :)
@IcyCup @Rex_Havok No, just a 2 min instigator penalty -5 min for fighting, not a game
@Rex_Havok @IcyCup I did - glad they called it. But BS late call on Haley for the charge - trying to keep it even I guess
@ATCRyan @kicker75 Always tough after the Knicks play
Who wins the T-shirt? :)
Know this is off-topic for this post, but felt the need to put it here anyway.
This is the reason the Kaleta hit on Richards was so dangerous - not the force of it, but the way Richards hit the boards caused have had much more serious consequences:
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers 2, Islanders 1 In Overtime
@KevinDeLury But serious;y, great news. Hope he's back healthy for a run in the playoffs, or sooner...
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers Claim Hamrlik
@KevinDeLury Or, see my post below :)
From NHL Network:
RANGERS STATEMENT ON MARC STAAL
"Marc Staal was examined today in New York by Dr. Mark Fromer, Opthamologist, and Dr. Mendel Markowitz, Maxillofacial Surgeon. Th e injury has improved significantly and both doctors are optimistic that Marc will make a full recovery. Staal will be out indefinitely."
That was good work by Eminger right there
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers vs. Flyers (Game 21)
Great save by the King...
Late hit by Coburn after the horn - will someone PLEASE stand up to somebody?!?!?
@McPhee21 Looked "Nashty" on that one :)
WTF, how about moving your legs, Rick...
Bad choice by Girardi
Hrtnell just worked over Gabby pretty good..
use the Streamo one
Never gonna happen - they had their chance. And they've grown so big they phone it in now anyway - not what they used to be, for ANY sport...
@slapshot13j I finally get to watch on the big screen instead of streaming...
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers vs. Lightning (Game 19)
Nice little move by Miller
@AnnoyingJoe They need to sustain this through 3 periods...
We should play Tampa every week
HOW THE FUCK DOES THAT HAPPEN!!!!!!!
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers vs. Jets (Game 18)
@slapshot13j No team should have to rely on ONE PLAYER, no matter what his "superstar" status is, to win hockey games.
Too much D, not enough O in this system
Mash just earned the bench for the rest of the night...
This whole "everyone collapse in front of the goalie" defense sucks ass
@AnnoyingJoe "I don't know that one man can do more to help a team..." - you said it, Sam...
@cb1 only 1 shift this period...
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers vs. Islanders (Game 13)
That's a BS non-call
@kicker75 5-47... still horrible
@kicker75 No whistle...
Could it be....??
This is the official Fire Sullivan petition
@AnnoyingJoe 4-45... can it be any worse?!?!?
@AnnoyingJoe u might miss a shorthanded goal...
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG and 0 penalties (stupid or otherwise)...
@cb1 Love the callback to the old Patrick division...
Solid first period
@slapshot13j @GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Release Bickel?
@slapshot13j Looking good so far. Did Richards hit the post?
WOW - that was nice!! Gabby's b-day goal!
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Keep the depth...
Here we go with the goon...
@slapshot13j Depth is a good thing!!!
Wow - I left work to get a quick bite to eat, game in hand up 3-1, right? Then I walk in just as Captain Cally nets a shootout game winner? WTF?!?
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers @ Bruins (Game 12)
Rask is PISSED!
Grrrrrrrr... power play bad!
@Mcphee21 No doubt!!
@Mcphee21 "Startin' to come together, Pepper - startin' to come together..."
@AnnoyingJoe Sick play
@Ty Galpin @slapshot13j @KevinDeLury There will be injuries to forwards like Callahan's) - they need the depth. No reason for all the hate on Boyle.
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers 5, Lightning 1
@AnnoyingJoe Great shot...
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers vs. Lightning (Game 11)
Holy hell, the Rangers are forechecking like crazy, up 3-1, and the Garden IS THE QUIETEST I'VE EVER HEARD IT!! I'm watching a stream w/mono audio, and I can hear the players talking on the ice during play!!
WTF, corporate shills!!
@cb1 somebody must've been listening - they switched back
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers vs. Islanders (Game 10)
Crap - my stream just got switched to the Islanders feed...
@AnnoyingJoe @Ty Galpin He's starting to look & sound like J.K. Simmons
@cb1 @GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG @AnnoyingJoe @IcyCup Solid 4th line with him now
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Way to go TJ :)
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Bah... shoot the puck
@Ty Galpin http://watch-nhl-hockey-live.blogspot.com/
How many times will Pidto refer to Miller as "T.J." tonight?
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG @cb1 How about 10? hehehehe - jk
Awful lot of panicking going on this early in the season... I know it's almost 1/4 through, but these 10 games are the equivalent of training camp + first 15-20 games of a regular season. Still need just a little time to gel.
Everybody's been screaming for callups for a spark? - got it, and I think Miller looks really good. And I think Powe for Rupp works too.
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers at Devils (Game 9)
@AnnoyingJoe Yeah, I don't mean to be "that guy" whining about penalties but christ they seem to get away with an awful lot.
1 year, 5 months ago on Penguins 3, Rangers 0
The Rangers were hideous, agreed - but can someone tell the refs to take their whistles out of their asses when it comes to Crosby? Holy shit, he should have been called at least twice tonight (Gaborik trip, Henrik G interference), and cried like a baby to draw a weak penalty on Girardi...
Guess it wouldn't have mattered anyway as the PP was for s#!t
@AnnoyingJoe @DuPont_Snotty @NH_NYR_88 Feeling my age now, that's for sure. I watched John Davidson enter the league, play, then broadcast, now as front office staff of Columbus. That's how far back I bleed blue...
1 year, 5 months ago on Rangers vs. Flyers (Game 6)
@AnnoyingJoe @DuPont_Snotty @NH_NYR_88 :) It's only because I grew up hearing this before games:
@NH_NYR_88 I'm not sure I heard it (caught the game on a stream) - I thought it was new this year that they were playing the '40s tune after games
@NH_NYR_88 It's the old Ranger's Victory Song:
The "Rangers Victory Song" was written in 1940 by J. Fred Coots in tribute to the team that finished the 1939-40 season as Stanley Cup champions. He officially dedicated the song to "Lester Patrick and the New York Rangers."