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@JMK8363 An Eastern Conference Final and Stanley Cup Final in the last three years will do that to a man.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@gravey94 While all true, what killed me about the above five is that with the exception of Tarasenko, who came six picks after McIlrath, the other "could have beens" were taken with one of the next two picks meaning they were likely on the Rangers board. Just frustrating, but the Rangers aren't the only team to pass on these guys as they were all middle to late first round picks.

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

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I agree that passing over Tarasenko is a lot easier to swallow if McIlrath lives up to his potential.

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

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@johnnyb3910 Glutton for punishment you are.

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

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@BringBackBeukeboom Not out of line at all. Appreciate the ideas. I might actually use a couple. I try to use the offseason to recharge my battery as I'm basically ready to shut the blog down at the end of every year, so to be honest I don't put as much thought into content. Don't worry, training camp is right around the corner and things will get ramped up around here real soon.

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

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@mansond Good point.

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

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@Yasgard  I couldn't agree more.

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

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@Say my Name C'mon you love this stuff.

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

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@Picaz77 Nah, just trying to re-invent the blog into a Rangers Entertainment Weekly.

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

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@G He really needs to step up this tournament finally. The past two years he's been invisible.

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

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@cdubb Haven't seen any announcements as of yet, but I hope they do.

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

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@TruBluEsp @KevinTheNYRBlog Tarnasky is an insurance policy in case Glass turns into a complete disaster or gets injured. Big dude.

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

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@RangersForte  Stempniak has way more grit than people give him credit for. He's an under-sized player who likes to throw his body around. Those kind of guys are always fans favorites. Plus he can put up 35-40 points.

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

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@Josh-CK Damn ESPN Insider bullshit.

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

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@Gianni74 A lot riding on Miller for sure. But I think Lindberg has just as good a chance as Lombardi of grabbing that third line center position.

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

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@TruBluEsp @KevinTheNYRBlog Not sure I like Stempniak on the fourth line. Listen, if Lindberg beats him out for a roster spot then I'm more than fine with it. Especially since the Rangers can send Stempniak down to Hartford without incurring the cap hit.

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

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@TruBluEsp Where are you putting Stempniak?

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

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@GeorgeXVX @JosephCosolito I'm pretty sure he was being sarcastic.

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

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@Melissa (blknblueshirts) MSL is a lefty who plays on the right side.

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

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@fs2020 I think so for sure. Lombardi and Glass are far from having a locked up roster spot. Plus Lindberg could easily outplay Miller for third line center.

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

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@rangermom Agree that his faceoff skills need to improve drastically.

1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@tgrace5 Actually, I watched him him perform like one of the best players on the team down the stretch. You can see that squinting or with your eyes wide open.

1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@King For Cup My point is that he's 24-years old and is putting up almost 60 points in a bad year, so the closer he gets to his prime the better he likely will be.


On the other hand, Richards is past his prime so another year from him just means he's that his game is diminishing that much more.

1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@nasoov My bad. lol

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

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@gravey94 It's brutal.

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

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@(Blank) McDonqvist Literally laughed out loud at work. Bravo.

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

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@grosselk Damn, that's too tough a question for August. lol

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

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@scrangersfan Nothing more than an August 1st musing.

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

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@RangersAndRadio @KevinTheNYRBlog No, only salary counts against the cap.

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

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@RangersAndRadio He can still be given signing and performance bonuses on top of entry level salary so money could still factor into his decision.

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

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@upstate tom All I know is that they played just one season together at BC.

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

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@DPMohr64 @KevinTheNYRBlog @jasonshyer You're 100% correct that he has every right to test free agency, but I don't have to like it. I bet the Blackhawks disagree that he's not holding them hostage.

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

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@jasonshyer All fair points, but it just rubs me the wrong way when a player who's paid no dues can hold his team hostage like this.

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

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@Bring back Langdon If he's supposedly so good, why can't he crack the Blackhawks third line?

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

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@gravey94 LOL! I thought the same thing. WTF?

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

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@Billfrom Brookhaven Plus, his wife Nicole is the one who said she wasn't a "trophy" wife. Those are her words, not mine.

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

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@Billfrom Brookhaven I didn't make fun of his wife, I don't even know what she looks like.

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

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@nasoov Thanks for the video!

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

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@johnAMIRANTESrug LOL! Good point.

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

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@njgoalie35 @JMK8363 Welcome aboard!

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

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@JMK8363 I'd think the colored pads in contrast to the white ice are probably better for the goaltender because the shooter might focus in on the colors instead of the net.

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

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@dahjay Not soon enough my friend. Not soon enough.

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

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@IhaveawaiteratMSG @G Very bizarre from both sides.

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

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@Say my Name @KevinTheNYRBlog That Girardi contract is looking worse and worse for sure.

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

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@Say my Name @KevinTheNYRBlog I'm usually with you on this stuff, including not paying Callahan, but I definitely think Step is worth it.


Callahan never reached 55 points in a season...ever. Stepan has done it as a 24-year old. Not worth $6M now, but absolutely will in a few years. Worth buying out a bunch of UFA years  for a little more now.

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

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@Say my Name @KevinTheNYRBlog For us fans? You're not a fan anymore?

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

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@Say my Name @KevinTheNYRBlog I watched him be a point per game player down the stretch for a team who made the Stanley Cup Final. Probably would have had more points if Nash could, you know, score.


I have no problem overpaying a little for a homegrown guy entering his prime. Taking a chance for sure, but who are you replacing Stepan with? Not many going into their prime, 60+ point guys out there for less than $6 million per.

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

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