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Since I'm one of the fools who was on the supportive side of the Nash debate I'm curious about how hard he is working and what he's doing this off-season ,,, uh you know, to make me look good///   oh yeah, I guess it wouldn't hurt if he worked hard this offseason to help the team win as well. 

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

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@Josh-CK He's just bored :) - no big deal

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

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I can't believe you mentioned crystal meth barnyard animals and Nancy Kerrigan all in the same sentence! Man you're good!! Now if you had managed to work Tara Lipinski and Tony Orlando and Dawn into that same sentence I would have had to start a SMN cult and find you thousands of followers.

1 day, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Last I heard he was pumping stock options and curling hundred dollar bills.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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"How to Build the Perfect Beast"

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

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@leftwingbarbara @Say my Name @ObviouslyItsANewSeason @Josh-CK Absolutely, he's paid as a superstar, he has the skill to be a superstar with advantageous size, and pretty soft hands for a big guy. We should all expect this from this guy and as long as he's a Ranger I'll root for him but damn - he's one hard nut to crack.  I think the contract is set up that there is a NMC that expires after this season so it may be a shape up or ship out season for the big guy.  

3 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name @ObviouslyItsANewSeason @Josh-CK I wonder if Nash could take example from players like Zucc.  you keep your nose to the net, keep your eye on the objective eliminate useless movement and play north-south as much as possible.  Ir seems that Hobbits are much smarter than Wookies!

3 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Ugh!!!!

3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Sarcasm is reaching epic proportions here. I would say Nash needs to grow a pair but balls are soft and get hurt easily. He needs to grow a vagina. They take a pounding night after night.

3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Et Tu Sayus Namecus?

3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Let him tryout. Let them all try out. Make this team a desirable place to be. More competition. Everyone trains harder, tries harder. Earn it!

3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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The squirrels are tougher at least

3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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My prediction is we meet the Kings in the finals again and kick their butts all the way back to the city of lights - "another lost Angel" I've always thought Sather was crafty though I've never liked him and have been quite critical but you know what. I don't mind crow - tastes just like chicken. Hope he continues this trend and keeps filling those holes. A huge variable variable next season is Nash. All the tools to be a game breaker and even with two 40 goal seasons has never realized that potential IMO - then step back from concussions. Now he's vulnerable to a career ending hit and we really don't know where his head is at but if somehow he can find that next level it would be huge for our chances. New season. New clean slate! LGR!!!!!!

3 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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This is straying a bit but when you're lead off hitter is batting .220 chances are you won't be too successful but be that as it may they could be setting up to be competitive by next season. That ballpen is scary. Getting back to hockey I had a lot of problems with Torts' coaching style but I had absolutely no problem with his handling of Kreider. Nice insights Gravey

3 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I like him better on the wing due to his size and that he played wing last 2 years. Then I like Miller better at center if they both make the team as 3rd liners.

6 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Do you have an inside scoop on this? I too expect him to make the squad or be the 1st call up but I would think such assurances would have to be dependent upon having a strong camp and proving he's The strongest prospect up front.

6 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Hahaha! I guess a cross check to the head is OK but if a stick above the waist touches a player it's a penalty. I would agree with Barbara that McD was on the ice more against Sid the Infant but it was a team effort. Brass did a great job as well on his shifts against the Crosby line frustrating the whining baby.

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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He was good but not 100%. If I'm right you'll see play that exceeds anything he did last playoffs.

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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There is offensive upside there and if he stays healthy he 'll have more than 16 points, but still his job is to shut down the top guns in the league and before he got concussed he was doing that, in fact he was on the verge of making the leap to elite status from what I perceived. To fucking bad he had a series of unfortunate injuries.

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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2 comments on this. 1: except MacTruck and Boyle these guys are paid to play D. Any scoring they do is a bonus. 2: these guys are smoking to much Canadian weed.

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Ah. That is a very good point

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I may be in the minority but I don't mind if they wait on this extension. It could be good incentive for Marc to pick up his game. I would have to question the comment that he returned to form during the playoffs knowing what he can do. Veiled beneath the concerns for his eye is the fact that it takes significant time to return to 100% after missing a lot of time with PCS but I think this season we will start seeing why Brian believes he has the potential to be an elite player.

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Kristo appears to be a good and skilled player but one who's slow to develop to NHL caliber. Some people are just late bloomers so I wouldn't write him off if he fails to impress this camp. With a lot of mid-level prospects in the system he could wind up as part if a package to bolster center ice. I'm sure Slats is still looking at options and I think there is still another trade coming soon.

1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/danny-kristos-future-with-the-rangers-is-in-doubt.html

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Mind you I have nothing to base this on but intuition but usually my intuition is right, like when I said we would land this kid when there were still 5 or 6 teams in the running. He will either make the team or get early call up. Be given big minutes including special teams. Will need to work on defense and the system but will be an avid contribuer, especially for a rookie. Will learn to use his size to play a hardNHL game and will become a fan favorite. I don't think he will run guys hard into the boards or drop the gloves but will play tough In the trenches. I've had a feeling about this kid for a while now. A really good feeling. I hope I'm right because it will mean a big lift for the team.

1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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And another Worlds prediction come true as I said he'd sign with us when the first article on him came out several weeks ago. This is potentially a huge hole being filled if he makes the squad as it gives us a powerful presence on the 3rd line we've been missing. Great news!

1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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Speaking of Gabby I never understood the label of "soft" or "perimeter player" when clearly in 3 seasons here a high percentage of his goals were from the crease rebounds and deflections. You wonder if some people argue a point and never watch the games. He is one sneaky bastard too. My favorite move was when he cross checked his defender in the low slot and one-times the pass. Priceless. Really the only knock I can see is injury proneness. And BTW he got 41 with Artie as his center which makes me chuckle every time someone writes how Step isn't a good enough pivot to get the bigger Rick Nash going. Anyway I couldn't resist.

We really haven't had a summer in the Catskills where I live but it's been a good time. Certainly the start of hockey season softens the blow of the waning summer weather.

2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Plus he would get to play with you. Come on. No brainer

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I think a good scouting process would be to look at a guy's character first and foremost. Is he a warrior ? A winner? Have drive? Competitive spirit ? These are not difficult determinations to make. Once you have that and decided who passes the character test than look at the other important factors like skill, speed, size durability and such depending upon which roles you need filled and be willing to trust your gut. The guy who does this builds a winning franchise. Maybe this is how teams like Detroit who always seem near the top year after year do it. You know I could almost give the Joke-a-man debacle a pass because this was a big kid with good skill sets who was expected to go in the 1st round and he never seemed to bounce back from injury - that is if he was the only major blunder we made in our 1st round selections. Those who cite our successes in later rounds are correct but off topic in regards to this article. Our 1st rounders, when we haven't traded our 1st round pick to an aging fee agent that is has been unfortunate to say the least and though it's always a crap shoot, this is your best percentage round. Accountabity? You think???

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I think we're going to get him. I thought that earlier when his name was being tossed around. Realistically if this kid wants to go somewhere that has a shot at winning he ain't going to Fl. Or Calgary.

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Well you know Beuk, we shouldn't blame the scouting Dept. for trying, sometimes you have to take a risk in this business and Joke-a-Man was a high risk high reward move uh, minus the high reward part of course :-/

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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That 2003 was the I e that really hurt. My butt is still sore from that one. Hind sight is 20-20 yes but how is it if you're paid big bucks to assess talent that you pass on the sick prospects Parise and co. For the high risk ( albeit potential high reward that never happened) joke-a-man? Baffling.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Metro division teams are spoiled as even many away games only involve a short bus trip. On that note I'm surprised Edmonton doesn't log the most miles in the NHL as every away game means trekking through the frozen tundra of central Canada.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Yes, exactly

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Nice. And good material for debate during a boring stretch. I agree with it all and have made similar comments throughout the offseason. With his growth I have no doubt he will be a serviceable #1 center. However I would feel better about our chances if he was the #2 guy but it ain't gonna happen unless we deal for Staal so a lot will be riding on this young man's shoulders.

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And how tall is Cally? Oh, I forgot he passed on last March god rest his soul. My bad. Anyway point being heart and soul trumps size. Let's see what he's got.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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....(mouth hangs open with blank look on face, a bit of drool dribbles from left corner of mouth. Scene fades out...)

3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/uncategorized/heres-a-really-stupid-ron-duguay-story-from-the-new-york-post.html

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Yup - this disease can take on 3 or 4 different paths. Steven Hawkins is one of the few to survive for more than 10 years. Most won't live past 3, some less than 1. Cause is still unknown.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Well I would say obviously news is at an all time low but a friend was recently diagnosed with ALS and unfortunately in rapid decline so kudos for raising awareness to this bizarre and devastating disease.

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Agreed Joseph. But it could be a sign of things to come in his career as confidence is slow to return after a long bout with PCS. He's not a Ranger anymore so it's irrelevant but the 2nd half of last season demonstrated the true BB. Will never be a stand up guy but will always be an asset to his team IMO

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Brian was under appreciated by many here. That highlight reel goal where he toasted Doughty and Quick spike volumes. Too bad we couldn't keep him. His size, presence and occasional offensive outbursts will be missed.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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It's been a hard day. I needed a good laugh! Hahahahahaha................yup, dealing with flyers fans ought to do wonders for his confidence.

On a serious note hoping Timonen

Makes out OK..

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

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I saw that in him in 2010 when he really wasn't too impressive on the ice and I still became an instant fan. Character is at least as important as skill and even size. As frustrated as I get with Rangers management I can't be totally down in them because they gave this guy a chance.

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

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Hey FBK - beware, the board may tear you a new asshole for that comment :). The problem with MDZ is he's a head case. I agree there's talent there but if his head ain't right it's not gonna matter. If he consulted with a good sports psychologist maybe he could salvage a career. The Rangers may have fucked him by bringing him up at 19 which is unheard of for a Dman unless your name is Paul Coffey. He put up the numbers but couldn't play D and got shipped back to the minors. . Improper development leads to confidence problems and you over-think in a game that's too fast to think. I will say his good games here were the few he showed a snarl. But he doesn't like to get hit which really isn't going to work in the NHL.. Best they leave him alone IMO.

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Sign him now. #1: we get a solid defenseman who barring further injury gets better next year with his brain further healing from the long term damage of serious PCS plus he'll be a year further past the trauma of nearly losing an eye.

#2: if you plan on tossing his name out there as a trade chip a player signed long term has more value than one in their final year.

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

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actually an E in between the P and the S would make for a better acronym

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Amazing he lasted one year in travisty that the DOPS is.  Always the embassador.  Yeah, me thinks he;s got a place behind our bench

4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name  And somehow we still made it to the finals without those 2 legends - but more importantly.... Happy Birthday Jerry ;)

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