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@rangermom @Say my Name Ha...mom!  You're such a mom!  ;)

2 hours, 12 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@EHBIGAPPLE @Say my Name Great story!  Words of wisdom there from your Dad.  

Plus, I agree in that Teddy Ballgame was probably the best pure hitter ever.  His accomplishments despite serving in TWO wars (in which he was an ACE fighter pilot BTW...) Wow.  

2 hours, 26 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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First, the check by Potvin on Ulfie was completely clean.  I can't stand the Islanders, but I REALLY can't stand that the Rangers fanbase was so petty as to not only whine about that but now that they cement that whining/pettiness into eternity with a chant.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74xNCMVtWIo

Why, of why, oh why the fuck if you don't like a team do you want to first be SMALL....and second keep one of their stars names alive in your own fucking building!!!???  The guy played on one of the best teams in the NHL and due to the fact that it was the Islanders is STILL almost unknown by anyone under 40.  The best punishment would be to let this guy just disappear into obscurity WITH 4 CUPS!!!...LMAO...almost a surreal situation.  But no...our petty fans keep him relevant.  

6 hours, 37 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Better Call CK @Say my Name Could not agree moore.  This guy is amazing.  He is more valuable and performed better than almost all of our "superstars" combined....and at pennies on the dollar.  What a huge impact he has shift to shift. 

15 hours, 55 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@GregQuinn @dsclaw88 @Say my Name Agreed.  It is what it is.  No shame in it.  

18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@rangermom @Say my Name Yeah...sounds a bit apologetic to me.  I am not talking about scoring.  I am talking about presence in the game.  Those guys who have taken the front seat are making plays and finding ice against the same conditions.  It is what it is.  It is not an indictment of anyone.  The conditions of the playoffs are indeed different....and some are able to do better than others within those conditions.  I am simply saying that in a league where it is relatively easy to make that playoffs (odds)...that the players who can perform in the playoffs are more valuable than those who can perform in the regular season.  

18 hours, 25 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@dsclaw88 @Say my Name I don't think Nash has been bad, just not nearly the force he is when the competition isn't as great.  I'm really measuring the players against themselves.  Still, I don't think there is any question that aside from that there are several players who are performing beyond him irrespective of the scoresheet.  Miller for instance has not gotten on the scoreboard (has he) and his performance has been really, really good - a terrific impact.  Nash has been good  

19 hours, 34 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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You know what the best thing about the playoffs is?  I mean besides the hookers?  The best part of the playoffs is that you see the game played at full intensity, and you watch as the stratification we have of players based on salary, or previous perception is broken.  There is no disputing that the playoffs are without question truly the best way of measuring the players against one another.  There are no moments of soft play, or uncontested ice where a player can make dazzling plays which otherwise would’ve been impossible had everyone been playing full bore.  So, this is not to discount the contributions of players who perform well during the regular season, for their performance is necessary.  After all you have to get to the playoffs.  BUT…in a sport where 50% of the teams make it to the playoffs I think it’s obvious that your best investment is in players who do indeed play their best when everyone else is playing their best.  If you look at the Rangers in that manner some players move up, and some move down, respective to their previously perceived position.    

Hank - the same, or up.  He is quite impressive during the season, and maybe even more so during the playoffs

Hags, Stepan, Brassard, Miller - Up. these guys are putting on a show.  They are the best on the team in terms of getting to open ice, making plays, CREATING plays where it looks there are none, and creating scoring chances.  Girardi - UP.  This guy is playing exceptional hockey against exceptional players who are also playing exceptional hockey!  Nash - Down.  He is not invisible, but he is not nearly as impactful against players playing their best.  MSL - Down.  Same as Nash Boyle - Same.  He looks about as what he was before the playoffs.  Meh.  Kreider - Same.  He looks exactly as he does in the regular season - a force on one shift, lost on the next, invisible on the next.
You can do this for every player on the team.  I find it the best part of the playoffs, watching to really see the true value of a player as he plays against NHL players playing at 100%.  It certainly can change the perception of a players value against the salary cap. 

21 hours, 16 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@FLYERSFAN2219 "Coddle"?  It's called sportsmanship, or simply being nice - foreign concepts to you I'm sure.  No worries, see you in eight to ten.  Oh...and thanks for the license plate!  Good work!

1 day, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-5-backs-against-the-wall.html

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@Who Really Cares  @Say my Name Lol...well, you know the routine.  It is a love/hate thing.  More games, but more stress.  While you never want to see your team eliminated there is always the weird joy of watching hockey and actually enjoying tight and exciting games.  Enjoy the rest of the playoffs!

1 day, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-5-backs-against-the-wall.html

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Penguins played an amazing game - and series.  They worked their asses off!  Impressed.  A lot of you guys/gals are really cool on this blog.  Sorry for your pain.  Been there.  Seriously, it sucks.  But that is what we sign up for.  29 fanbases eventually feel the same way, and you guys have had your share of being that last team standing.  Hope you guys have a great offseason.

1 day, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-5-backs-against-the-wall.html

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I love that Crosby was on the ice, in the play, AT THE NET...when the Rangers scored.  Suck it, princess!

1 day, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@His Name Was Kevin Delury Because to most of America this is interesting, out-of-bounds, shocking.  We are just fortunate to live in the Northeast where a strong percentage of the population are like you properly saying "who gives a shit?"  We and the west coast are dragging the rest of the country forward.  

I don't give a crap what sex he identifies with....just tell me if you can help me move my couch when I move!

1 day, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Kreider stick handling instead of shooting ????  WTF?????

1 day, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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AG, Freak, Spleen (is that his name now?), and Justin are all out tonight....at a bar.  I think we should talk about them behind their backs.  Did you know that when they get together they all wear women's clothes??  HAHAHAHA...okay...they're my clothes, but still....GAY!!  (not that there's anything wrong with that)  

1 day, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@dsclaw88 @Say my Name Damn...those low shots are dangerous.  (too soon?)

1 day, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Just got in.  What the hell happened to Zucc??

1 day, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@BrinaGu3 AUGGGGHHHH!

3 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@BrinaGu3 @Say my Name Haha!  and....AUUUGGGHHHHHHH!!!!  

3 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Watching the game on MSG replay.  Lapierre is such a fucking douche.  You don't do that.  I can't remember the last time a Ranger did something like that - if ever.  The fucking Habs and Pens...and every team that does that deserve chlyamydia of the fucking throat.  If any announcer doesn't call them out they are a disservice to the fucking game as well.  I can't stand homer announcers.

On that note I was watching the Sox Rays game the other night with Sox announcers.  There were three called strikes on a Ray player which were borderline but looked like balls and the Sox announcers said they were bad calls - it was so refreshing - none of that hemming and hawing bullshit that I hear more and more from announcers who are actually shills for the teams.  I can't stand that.  Even the Yankees have continually been at odds with announcers who criticize the home team, and have let them go.

Doc and Pierre are hurting the game with their antics, pure and simple.  Owners and announcers who try and promote the brand of their favorite team over the brand of the game are shortsighted. selfish, foreskin mites. 

End this fucking series Rangers.  Put these assholes down.  the Habs and Pens should NOT be in the tourney.

3 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Better Call CK @Say my Name who?  Screw Hank...he distracts my "company".

3 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Mike Burns1 You have to be able to win both ways in the playoffs.  In the early rounds the less talented teams try and pull the fight in close.  The Rangers did this wonderfully with Torts.  The skilled teams must be tough enough to work through that.  As the teams are winnowed down the ice seems so open up just a little bit, and the talent reveals it self a bit more.  It is not much, but enough.  This is why I wanted Ottawa.  They seem to not have the emotional edginess that the Pens have, due partly to the rivalry AND what occurred last year.  Finish them!

3 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@wherewasi @4tonynoluck @Say my Name I thought it would be presumptuous of me.  I have her at 1.  but y'all should meet her first.  Plus she wasn't drafted, she was a walk-on, so...

3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@gravey94 Your lips to God's ears on the MSL and Boyle comment.  Hope so...

3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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People who have impressed me so far in the playoffs:

1.  Zucc.  Even on the small ice of the playoffs, Zucc still makes quick tape to tape passes all the time.

2.  Girardi.  I don't care who has the "C", he is the heart and soul (and chopsticks) of the defense

3.  Sather.  For many reasons, but getting Brassard was brilliant.  He  is playing like the early first round pick he was.  

4.  MSL and Boyle. Impressed that they are routinely only 2 seconds behind every play, given their age.  

5.  Candi.  For her ability to quote the Bible extemporaneously while tightening the ball gag in Trisha's mouth as I throw empty shot glasses at the wall over her head during the Ranger's rough stretches in the game.  

6.  Hagelin.  Gritty AND fast?  Sign him. Same goes for Candi.

I seriously hope that the Rangers are learning that their pretty little plays (holding on to the puck too long, nifty little passes, waiting for a shot) do not cut it in the playoffs.  Make the first quick pass north; take the shot quickly; crowd the crease; finish the check, battle.  If both teams are doing that, only then will the talent prevail. 

"When you have them down you tighten the knot on the bitches." ~Candi

3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Cally11 Agree with every point...so it must be right haha!  Of course, I agreed to pickle back shots on more than one occasion so there's that...

3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@EHBIGAPPLE @Say my Name @Better Call CK @tygalpin I've heard that, but Richard was 5'10 180...Ovi is 6'3" 230!...wth??? I watched the Islander game the other night in OT and even though Ovi didn't score there were times when he just looked like he was meeting no resistance - and that is in an OT playoff game.  The resistance was there...just 100% ineffectual.  Scary to think about.  

3 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Better Call CK @Say my Name @tygalpin Damn is Backstrom good too.  Easy to root for as well.  Fuck 'em both for now though  ;)


3 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@13 Wins Needed @Say my Name @Better Call CK Their issue is the same as any team with too much money in two players - too hard for the GM to work around it - no matter how good the players are.  Chicago is going to be facing the same challenge very soon.  

3 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Better Call CK @tygalpin Dude is unreal.  I've never seen anything like it on NHL ice.  When he wants he simply skates around, through, over anyone.  Fun to watch. 

3 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Better Call CK @Say my Name Haha...no, they were all really cool over there.  Just want the Rangers to finish this.  No room for anything but a boot on the neck now.  

3 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@_purehockeyfan_ @Say my Name Really hard to get used to thinking of the Sox as successful.  It was a LONG, LONG time. Decades...haha.  The Jets?  Well lets just say I wish we had one tenth the success of the Steelers.  

Yeah..overall, I don't have much pity for Pittsburgh given all your championships.  Fun town too!

3 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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@_purehockeyfan_ @Say my Name Yep....I know.  I'm a Red Sox, Jets, Rangers fan.  A lot of waiting (though the Sox have been good) over the decades.  LOL  It's all good.  

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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@Who Really Cares  @Hibbits IF it comes to that, the second season of rumor and speculation is always fun.  Good luck!

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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Been cruising the Pen blog.  They are all strangely polite and formal...Like flightless birds wearing tuxedos.  

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@_purehockeyfan_ @Say my Name Year my son was born.  Good year all around.  I'm not complaining.  I never thought they would do it in my lifetime.  We are all not as spoiled as you Pen fans ;)

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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@Who Really Cares  @Say my Name @Hibbits @LoranMannIsTheMann I do see that a bunch more than I would like.  Let the horses run if you have them.  The best way to play defense is to play good offense.  Frustrating.

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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@Who Really Cares  @Hibbits @Say my Name @cblack66 Ugh...Sather did that for over a decade with the Rangers.  The downfall of all GM's - suckered by expensive veterans at the cost of money and youth.  

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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@Who Really Cares  @Say my Name @Hibbits @LoranMannIsTheMann This is true.  But sometimes it seems like they think...okay we've got one....it'a all you now Hank.  Ulcer makers these bastards are.  (Queue Yoda voice)  

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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Night all.  I feel your pain.  Been there.  It ain't over.  

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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@Hibbits @Who Really Cares  @Say my Name @cblack66 Plus...I'm not saying it's impossible - just damned hard.  GM has to be on his game.

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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@Hibbits @Say my Name @LoranMannIsTheMann C'mon, the Rangers are the more skilled team this year.  The Pens want to bottle the game more than the Rangers.  Still...I feel your pain.  Hockey losses are more painful than football losses - too much goes into it.  The pain is real.  It ain't over though... 

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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@cblack66 Dude...having two of the best players in the world is a burden on the GM.  After you pay them you have to have some SERIOUS GM chops to be able to build a supporting cast within a cap.  You never turn down having the two best players, but man....it ain't a gimme.  

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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@docciavelli @Say my Name @Who Really Cares I loved him, but he outstayed his welcome, ...or more accurately, Sather started to build a team which would be based more on skill and Torts didn't evolve.  Tough break, bc I loved his passion.  

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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@Who Really Cares  @Say my Name @LoranMannIsTheMann The officiating in the NHL has been horrible.  The enforcement of safety even worse.  It's ridiculous.  

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2015-archives/playoff-gameday-round-1-game-4-pens-look-to-even-it-back-up.html

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