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@AnnoyingJoe  

AV is going to learn really quick.........Pond Hockey ends after Game 82

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@AnnoyingJoe  

YEAH BABY......THE SQUIRREL HAS BEEN RELEASED!!!

Thanks for the shout out Joe. ;)

2 hours, 58 minutes ago on

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And now its our turn.....


To enter the fray........


 To participate in the fiercest battle of all........

 The NHL Playoffs.

What are you willing to sacrifice boys? You know the Flyers are going to come at you....and they're going to come hard. They're going to play Three C hockey.....Chip....Chase.....and Check.

It's playoff time now....the regular season grind is over. And now the War begins. Pond hockey time is over....

The physicality gets ratcheted up now to a whole different level. Nobody is going to be spared.....everyone is going take their share of hits and cheap shots. It's one simple question boys....every Ranger player....

Are you willing to use your body with reckless abandon? 


To sum it up boys......your gonna get hit hard.....and if you want to beat this Philly squad......you be sure to give as good as you get...........


Tear'em up Boys...........


LGR


Unleash him Joe......Unleash him now....Unleash.....Playoff Squirrel!!!!!



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@AnnoyingJoe  

and is gone.....trying to work things out schedule wise for the playoffs.....cant watch the playoffs without you all....


Peace everyone.

1 week, 2 days ago on

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@Hotfreak @McPhee37@DPSnotty@Derek Stepan 

LOL....it's a shame that my 10 year old niece has bigger arms than one of our tough guys.

1 week, 2 days ago on

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@DPSnotty @Hotfreak@Derek Stepan 

I thought that was Dorsett taking a selfie!

1 week, 2 days ago on

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@DPSnotty @McPhee37 

Yeah.....I heard. But after seeing Kassian get KO'd.....I bet every Sens player will think twice about taking a run at any Islander skilled player.

Gotta go earn a living....enjoy the game boys.

 

1 week, 2 days ago on

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Gotta run back out....DVRing the game.......


Anyone catch the fight in the Sens-Islanders game? Gallant vs Kassian.......One punch....fight over....Gallant...I so badly wanted the Rangers to trade for this kid.

1 week, 2 days ago on

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@TomDundie @McPhee37@JoeyKocur 

Really Tom......i can't follow what you are posting. Doesn't make sense. Best of luck to ya. Enjoy your hockey.

1 week, 2 days ago on

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@TomDundie @JoeyKocur 

Hey Tom,

Let me guess ....you want an all skilled 4th line right? Well, how did that work out against the Bruins last year? Thornton and company dominated us physically. It was embarrassing to watch.


1 week, 3 days ago on

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@DPSnotty  

I appreciate your post DP......it meant a lot. Thank you.

1 week, 3 days ago on

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@TomDundie  

Sure...I would love to have a pissing contest with you. Maybe, someday, Kevin will have a blog get-together and we can have a nice long talk about your accomplishments. 


I have to ask....but are you retarded? Wait, I'm sorry...what's the correct phrase to use these days...Ah...."mentally-challenged"?


My gray matter is just fine....unlike yours apparently. Your posts(spelling and grammar) are that of a 6 year old who rides the short yellow bus to school. Your posts barely make any sense.


Thanks for the pass....but I don't need it. I've posted since day 1...that I played in the CHL.....never at any time did I ever make any other claim. If you missed it, that's on you...not me.


I joined this board, because they're are some very astute, knowledgeable hockey fans that post here. And sure, I played professional hockey....but there are plenty of people here who have never played the game.....but they are students of the game....and they know just as much as I do. They may not know little tiny intricacies.....but other than that.....I have a ton of respect for most of the posters here in regards to their knowledge of the sport.


You don't want to read my posts.....don't read them. I'm sure as heck not reading anymore of your babble.


And do others a favor....use your spell check. Its infatuated....not infactauated.

1 week, 3 days ago on

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@TomDundie @McPhee37@EHBIGAPPLE 

Hey Tom,

Not really understanding your post. I've never misrepresented myself. I've been saying since I've been posting here...I played in the CHL.....Central Hockey League.

Now, you may not think much of the CHL, but that's your problem. Take my screen name....McPhee 37.....you do know who George McPhee is right?  One of my idols. He played in the CHL for a time....years before me....played for Tulsa. Other NHL players have played in the CHL as well.....some CHL coaches too.


But here's why my insight....and I'm just talking to you here.....matters when it comes to people like you. I played professional hockey.....which means I got PAID to play the game I love. 


Don't be jealous tho...its ok.....maybe someday they will create a league for people like you.....and they'll pay you for sitting at home playing hockey on your PlayStation.


You don't care about my opinion or insight....that's fine...don't read my posts. Simple as that.

1 week, 3 days ago on

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@AnnoyingJoe  

Been a rough couple of months Joe....rough.

1 week, 3 days ago on

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@EHBIGAPPLE @McPhee37 

Thanks EH. 

And yes....being a weak  physical team......its like throwing chum in the water. You're inviting the hits and cheapshots.

1 week, 4 days ago on

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@SmellyKisio @McPhee37 

NHL??? LOL......Nooooooooo. CHL. Central hockey League....early to late 90's.

1 week, 4 days ago on

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@Carbomb Time  

I know :(

1 week, 4 days ago on

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@AnnoyingJoe

Joe....you're missing another tactic.............

Neil lays out a skill player.  Let's say I'm on the bench...Coach taps me on the shoulder. My next shift.....I'm laying a hurting on one of their skilled players. And after I do it, i make sure I skate by the Sens bench.....and saying something to Neil....something to the effect of.."payback for Staal....and a lot more coming"......

It doesn't have to be direct payback against Neil......it will just me inflicting pain on one of his teammates for something he shouldn't have done. Eye for eye...tooth for a tooth. Neil will get the message.



1 week, 4 days ago on

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Kevin,

The Neil hit was a nasty hit. But penalized for what? At most....it was a borderline charge. Neil plays the game nasty. Did he take more than three strides? Did he leave his feet? Yeah...the hit may have been a little late....but other than that? It was just a vicious hit.....and hockey is a game where vicious hits happen. 

I've been saying the same thing over and over on this board...since I first joined. First sign of softness was when Oprik absolutely annihilated Kreider  at the end of a game with.....with the game already decided. No response from the Rangers. And as I warned, players and coaches would take notice.....and you would start to see more and more runs taken against our skilled players....which would lead to injuries. Then you had the Lucic hit....the Phaneuf hit.....the Pacioretty hit......goalies being hit or bumped in the crease. ...etc..etc...etc.


I'm no psychic.....but what I said was going to happen.....happened.....and it has carried over into this year. The Rangers are a SOFT team.....and physically.....you can do what you want against this Ranger club. Every team and player knows it.


Now, not everyone is a fighter. But sometimes, you need to drop the gloves if someone is taking liberties with you. But for the most part, that's where guys like me come into the picture.....

If you're on my team...and you are one of our best scorers./better D-men.....and someone lays a vicious hit on you ...it's my job to either take care of business right then and there.....or wait til the next time we're on the ice and we drop them. Or I can send a different message.....and take a nasty run at your best scorer.

There are many little intricacies....codes to follow..etc. As I've mentioned before, I played at around 175lbs. And I "protected" guys who were well over 200lbs. And its not like some of those guys couldn't fight.....but that was my job....and Micks job.....and Cutter...and Big John. That's what we got paid to do....protect, retaliate....and intimidate. We knew what are jobs were.....and the most important aspect......we were EXPENDABLE.


There were plenty of times where one of our bigger goal scorers or better D-men got hit hard....a scrum would ensue.....and I would make sure that I got into that fight. The scorer/better D-man may have wanted to drop the gloves himself.......but I can't let that happen....for two main reasons......


1) Anytime you fight...there's always that chance...that just one punch catches your orbital bone....or jaw....and you're either missing time with a broken jaw....or worst case scenario...your orbital bone gets busted up....and you're missing extensive time....or a possible career ending injury. That's the risk I'm getting paid to take.....not one of your best goal scorers...or better D-men.


2) Let's say the scorer/better D-man fights...and nothing happens physically to him. Ok....the scorer/better D-man stood up for himself....but the TEAM loses the trade-off.  He just dropped the gloves with a 3rd or 4th line player......but now your best scorer/better D-man is in the box for 5 minutes....1/4 of a period....or more if he gets an instigator penalty. The TEAM now suffers because one of our best players is in the penalty box. But if I drop the gloves....or Mick or Cutter or John....the Team doesn't suffer. We're expendable......and if we dropped the gloves with one of their 3rd line guys.......our Team gets an advantage...because we won the trade-off.


I could go on and on....bottom line....there's a certain balance.....a mixture of toughness and finesse..... have too much of one or the other....the team will suffer. And right now....the Rangers have a toughness issue. Dorsett...is a lightweight....Carcillo....an average middle weight. There's no enforcer who carries with him an element of fear or danger.


And forget about it if you're coach is soft.........lol.....if he won't let the two guys in the line-up at least do their jobs....the hits and injuries will keep mounting.








1 week, 4 days ago on

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@Sean Clark @Say my Name@KevinTheNYRBlog 

Oh...and to be clear....I played in the Central Hockey League....not the Canadian. 

1 week, 4 days ago on

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@Sean Clark @Say my Name@KevinTheNYRBlog So,

Hey Sean.....

Played for several seasons in the CHL in the 90's. Played D...3rd pairing.....occasionally used on the wing. Was pretty sound defensively....no offensive game whatsoever..lol. I guess I was the team's resident middleweight....and stick man. Coach wanted a wild man on D....someone to instill a little fear and punishment in front of our net.  So, I knew a guy who knew a guy..etc....got a tryout.....made the team.

Put it this way...I think I had more penalty minutes in one wild game we had....than my career point total...lol


Made great money back then too....think it was something like $250 a week..lol


1 week, 4 days ago on

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@Bueller  

Here's your problem Bueller.....you don't know what hockey retaliation is.  Obviously...you've never played this  game. Little Zuccs going after Neil is not retaliation....he's standing up for his teammate. And Neil did the right thing..by honoring the code.....and not beating the snot of him. Staal went after Neil to A)protect Zuccs...and B) stand up for himself.


Retaliation for example...is if I'm on the ice when then happens....and I got paired up with a non-fighter....and i decide to drop the gloves and beat him bloody.....that's payback...that's retaliation. Or if I'm put on the ice on the next shift, I put the shaft of my stick into the mouth of a Sens skilled player...knocking out a few teeth......that's retaliation. Or I could run their goalie....that's retaliation.

 



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@SmellyKisio @McPhee37 

Hey Smelly,

I've seen it happen when I played....heck....I was told by my coach not to drop the gloves on occasion.  And i've challenged to players to fight...usually to spark my team...only to be told...."Coach doesnt want me fighting tonight".....So I've seen it first hand......so I know for a fact that Coaches can control their fighters. I've also had Coaches tell me to take a player out....as in injure....for retribution for a hit or infraction against someone on our club. So....you are...without a doubt....100% wrong in your statement.


As for the "half a fag" statement.....that was a common phrase and term back in my playing days. Grew up in a tougher time....remember...sticks and stones may break my bones...but names will never hurt me.

But if my blue seat degenerate talk hurt your center ice against the boards sensibilities....I'll try not to use the phrase again.

How's..."half a sissy"? Is that ok to say? Jeez........

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1 week, 4 days ago on

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@DanielDHizzyHizgilov @McPhee37 

No Daniel.....what's Hilarious is your reading comprehension sucks. First....if you're paying attention....i said that the Neil hit was clean...vicious, but clean. 

What I did say was that this team needs an enforcer.....and i've been saying it since last year. Neil did everything right.....vicious hit.....and when Zuccs came at him.....Neil didnt do anything to him....that would be a "code" violation......

Having  a true enforcer....prevents players like Neil from doing whatever he wants when he's on the ice.

So...before you call me out...read...and properly absorb what I'm posting.

1 week, 4 days ago on

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@Say my Name @McPhee37 

You said it perfectly Name . Intimidation, toughness....it plays a role....a pretty big role. When a guy like Neil knows that there's no one on the Rangers to deter him from playing rough....a tough player can take over and dominate a game.

Just go back to last year...the Bruins 4th line....DOMINATED US. We had no answer to them then.....no answer to them now. 

Now let's say we had a true enforcer like McGrattan......I can guarantee you Neil wouldnt take half the runs he takes at our players....especially knowing that he will have to answer to a guy who could possibly end his career with one punch to his orbital bone. 


That's a deterrent.



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@SmellyKisio @McPhee37 

Carcillo-Haley-Dorsett.....Haley the better fighter of the three......may not beat Neil in a fight.....but he will drop the gloves with anyone to defend a teammate......

Free Haley

1 week, 4 days ago on

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@Josh-CK  

No elbow......borderline charge at most....just a mean nasty hit.....and Neil does this to us all the time....because he knows he can get away with it

1 week, 4 days ago on

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I don't care if AV coaches us to  100 pt season every year.......I cannot wait til the day he gets axed. He plays sissy pond hockey. I would take Coach Capuano over AV any day of the week. Capuano plays uptempo too......but demands his team hit......dresses and plays his tough guys....and most importantly....let's his tough guys play like tough guys


Sorry for the politically incorrect phrase.....but AV coaches like half a fag.....

1 week, 4 days ago on

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@Hotfreak @McPhee37@Bleed_the_freak  

Yeah....border line...come playoff time....just another big hit.....

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@Not Callaqvist @McPhee37 

Oh...he knows exactly what he's doing. He can do whatever he wants to us......we have no answer to him. No deterrent.

1 week, 4 days ago on

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@Hotfreak @Bleed_the_freak  

The hit was clean.....led with his shoulder...maybe could have called a charge.....but other than that....clean vicious hit.

1 week, 4 days ago on

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That's it AV.....keep standing there on the bench with that stupid look on your face as your players take vicious hit after vicious hit.......


And nobody cry about it......the Neil hit was mean and vicious....but it was clean. Neil also did the right thing by not going off on Zuccs.......code violation....waited for someone more his size to come at him.......


This will continue until you get a true deterrent and enforcer on this team.

1 week, 4 days ago on

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Zuccs better get used to getting hit like that...playoff time is a coming

1 week, 4 days ago on

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Sens doing exactly what they're suppose to.......clear that freaking crease......

1 week, 4 days ago on

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Wow...that's a penalty?? i'll take it....but man......weeaaaaak

1 week, 4 days ago on

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And that's how you do it...Staal just skates by the net....he's met by three Sens..........

1 week, 4 days ago on

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hot damn :(

1 week, 4 days ago on

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Hank

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@SmellyKisio @McPhee37 

Haley isnt a bad player. He's a pretty good skater....and while he's not a heavyweight...a very good middleweight. And most important, he rattles the boards. He hammers away on D-men.

1 week, 5 days ago on

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@SmellyKisio  

Flyers-Rangers match-up....1st game....Carcillo-Haley-Dorsett

1 week, 5 days ago on

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@SmellyKisio @McPhee37 

Haley can play. He can skate...good on faceoffs....and he bangs every shift. Don't have to play him 15 minutes...........and he doesnt have to play every game....just the first couple to set the tone.

1 week, 5 days ago on

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Rosehill can throw'em...thats for sure

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I'm begging you AV.....please...come playoff time...please bring up Haley as one of the black aces.....the first couple of games.....teams will be trying to exert and gain the upper hand physically.....don't wait til you're down 3-0 like torts did after the Bruins 4th line ran amok on us the first three games of that series

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@BringBackBeukeboom  

Walt Poddubny.....

1 week, 5 days ago on

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nice nit by Zuccs,,,,,,if only half the players on this team had his heart

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@Hotfreak @McPhee37@BringBackBeukeboom 

Your facial hair should wear the "A" for this team

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@BringBackBeukeboom  

Heck...Whoopie Goldberg may win that race

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@Bleed_the_freak  

A Giraffe and a midget.....hockey version of a day at the circus

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@Not Callaqvist  

"sure does got a pretty mouth"

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@Hotfreak @McPhee37 

don't forget the "poppers"

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