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with the guy playing second D pairing minutes I don't see how we can pay him over 3mil..there are options out there that could come cheep..Joni Pitkanen I always liked, Kyle Quincey, derek Morris, Mike Weaver, heck Willie Mitchell also .. there are options out there that can replace stralman in the 3 mil per range.. no need to offer more then 4 years 3.5 per..Id rather make Boyle and Moore a priority and try and bring in some Offensive help.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
was just looking at the pics I took from the chase bridges back in March and I realized that the year the Rangers came into existence 1926 is written at center ice.. the numbers 19 and 26.. an omen perhaps to whow will bring us back to the promised land Richards and St-Louis!!!!!! hahahah stupid I know but still funny.. at least to me
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I have maintained since about mid season that despite the contract, (and maybe this post is irrelevant here) Richards has a ton of value to this team. Cannot see the Rangers buying him out.. I just can`t and to be honest, I hope they don`t .. I know the contract is huge and about 100 of you will reply to this post and probably call me stupid for saying so but I really feel he belongs on this team.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Just for the sake of arguing, as I agree Richards needs to go, what if he regains his 2004 playoff form and the rangers make a serious run for the cup??? What then? Still buy him out!?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I don't think he deserves the money either he has basically been a shadow of his former self, I just worry that Rangers brass might decide to keep him
Will Richards truly be bought out? I'm not so sure, I really have felt he has been a real solid piece this season. I know it is more about the long term but I am not sure a buyout is in the cards anymore. You absolutely need veteran leadership on a team and with the amount of 4-5 million$ contracts being handed out to guys who score less than 50 pts a season, I'm not sure if buyouts like this will be such a fad.. Plus what does buying out Richards send as a message to future UFAs who might want to sign in NYC?? Might
@mando24179 Dumbest comment ever posted on this blog!!! you actually believe that his worth lies in his ability to drop his gloves and fight a guy with a minute left in a game we need to secure two points on the road... common bro use ur head!!
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@KevinTheNYRBlog @andrewstamant29 hahahamy bad.. what a dumbass lol I was replying to the Stewart comments post
Comments section seems messed up, I can't anything beyond the last 10 comments! kinda defeats the purpose.. All I can say is that anyone saying the Rangers are stupid for resigning Girardi because he is a "pussy" is an idiot.. he brings way more to the table and you probably never played hockey if you actually believe a defender/s worth is in his ability to fight and take himself off the ice for 5 minutes...kinda pointless debate.. some people say dumb shit I guess.
@IcyCup That is not the point. The point is that responding there in a way some are suggesting woul dbe just irresponsible
Sorry to disagree with most of you but here are the facts, Burrows is a classless asshole who laid a violent (legal) hit on McD out of frustration. some would see the Rangers getting fired up possibly Girardi dropping the gloves (maybe getting his ass handed to him breaking a hand etc.. on top of that the Rangers end up with a penaty down 6 on 4 with a faceoff in their zone two top defenders out of the game, Kesler has dominated on faceoffs and the anucks are desperate and would probably be fired up with momentum from the crowd, possibly score in the first 10 seconds then we have to go into protect the lead mode (we all saw agains the blackhawks in Feb that is is possible to get a quality scoring chance with 11 seconds left, let alone 39).. Is that what we prefer?
Im a Canadian boy and grew up playing hockey and fighting ans physical play have always been in my blood and I love it, however this team won the game, were on the road, ended up with 2 points and didnt risk Lundy getting involved or force him to play another 49 seconds with 3 guys swarming him.. This team did the right thing by not responding. They will make the playoffs and they didnt even play into Tort's shananigans (believe me he wanted somone torun McDP) and they added insult to injury by solidifying their position in 2cnd and bitch slapping the nucks into no playoff territory.. So please shut up with the lack of a response.. especially since there actually was a scrum it was simply a small one and was quickly broken up..
Class goes further than you think in this league and I am happy to say my team and coach have it.. otherwise go be a fuckin Flyers fan, you'll get your response along with a first round exit and another failed season!
@mando24179 don't be an idiot..At least present your argument in a way that doesn't mouth off others on the blog here..
5 months ago on Callahan Softening on Contract Demands?; Rangers Talk Hemsky
keep in mind every one that at 10 million a season, our top d- pair are making far less then most teams top 2.. the low amount that somehow Sather managed to convince McD to take is what makes this contract justifiable.
5 months ago on Rangers, Girardi Agree To 6-Year Extension
Unfortunately in sports no team can ever retain All their players .. And unless they win the cup every year, I wouldnt wamt them to. It's time for change .. Cally is a hero of mine but we get a nice return and save some $$
6 months ago on Rangers Scout Blue Jackets/Panthers Game; Sabres Not Showing Interest in Callahan
@Kevin DeLury@andrewstamant29all good just playing
6 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Trade Del Zotto to Nashville for Klein
I got zero credit for breaking the news on the blog!! lol Kevin I am disappointed.. first the Erat rumour then you snub me when I break news on the blog!!!!
watch at the 2:20 mark, he can even score against the blackhawks from Center ice!!!lol
6 months, 1 week ago on RUMOR: Rangers Interested In Winnipeg Forwards
@TruBluEsp THATS IT ..I am sure cooler heads will prevail and the `fire Sather crew will realize Del Z was a disaster in this system and noone was gonna give us bluechip prospects or top tier Defense. at 2.5 million Del zotto is a bad bargain and as an RFA in this day and age, he is looking at at least a 4-4.5 million salary to play on our 3rd pair.. so it was a good deal and one that added an element we have all complained about since the Prust days.
from the hockey news:
Blocks shots with aplomb and can play a shutdown role, if
needed. Is mobile and can move the puck up ice. Is also a solid
contributor on special teams. Owns a good-sized frame.
Doesn't use his size with enough consistency, so as to gain an
advantage against NHL forwards. Is inconsistent in terms of point
production and offensive impact on a game, as well.
Solid, versatile but inconsistent defenseman.
AS first broken here, (well after TSN allerted my iphone) this deal seems like a bad one for us but I really think that it wont be a bad deal once we see how Del Zotto`s mistakes are gone!! by the way, I was wrong he never scored on us.. Lundy shut the preds out
I should totally be credited with breaking the news first on the blog post !!!!
Kevin you shoul dhire me on as a writer, I beat you all to the punch..lol as for whether he is any good, I have watched a few Preds games and I always thought he looked fine.. I am pretty sure he scored on us this year?? maybe I am wrong on that
Just a side not, Klein is locked up for 4 more years at 2.9 million so no money saved and he is 29!
serious.. see TSN helps to be in Canada. I am not sure after looking at his career numbers and age but Del Zotto has been a disaster so couldnt expect much.. Klein adds Grit and a stay at home presence at least
The rangers just traded Del Zotto to the Preds for Kevin Klein!! that is a defensive upgrade and a big Shot from the point.
Just read an article on Sportsnet.ca that cites the Rangers as a possible trading partner for Washington's Martin Erat lol .. there is no way in hell that can have any ounce of truth to it..
6 months, 1 week ago on Rangers 4, Capitals 1
Was at the game in Ottawa and wow is all I can say.. Zucc looks like a legitimate star!!! What a move!!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers 4, Senators 1
Hey guys, so totally not related to the discussion here, but I will be in New York city on the 5th of March and plan on attending the Rangers vs Leafs game that night, where should I go out for dinner first with my girl and where is the best place to buy tickets>??
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Lundqvist In Tonight; Talbot to Start This Weekend
where are Miller, CK and Zucc on the core we need to build around!! Zucc must stay!!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Callahan & Girardi Not Made Available...Yet; Rangers Scout Maple Leafs/Sabres
Anyone still want to trade Del Z to Toronto for Franson or Gardner....those guys look like they are made of paper... As for Car bomb, he better not replace Miller on the 4th line, kid looked great last night.. Has got a ton of upside in him I see top 6 potential in the future i he keeps improving.. Gotta keep the same lineup in tact.. Also, Cally was unbelievable last night the Richards goal was all him a chance in te offensive zone followed by a terricic 200ft back check that was then turned around and followed by a nifty pass to Richy for wht was the first of two real quality wrist shots from the dot from Richards.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Rangers 7, Maple Leafs 1
@mando24179 I'll take fighting any day .. As for dumbasses like you who see a game ahead of you and probably never laced up a skate a day in your life , come on up to Canada , I live in Sherbrooke Quebec , shoot me a message when you get here and we'll see who has the vagina on an off the ice ;) .. As for your vocabulary it's all good just makes you sound stupid.. But then again, your comment was pretty stupid too..so come on up we'll test your hockey IQ ... Otherwise you STFU
7 months, 2 weeks ago on McIlrath Likely Out vs. Pens; Lundqvist Gets 7th Straight Start
@mando24179for one your vocabulary is quite ridiculous, considering we are reading this and AV is not, second,If you feel that AV has been the problem here then you are blind. His system, when followed, is the way we all wanted the Rangers to play !! following the brutal initial road trip the Rangers were healthy, they were moving the puck, they were outshooting their oponents, their powerplay was click and all looked great. just because of a recent 5-6 game stretch of lackluster play, you want to fire the coach.. wake up bro.. hockey season has 82 games.. the Kings of 3 years ago were in 9th position by this time and turned it around.. the players who need to be good have not been, that is on the players not the coach..relax a little have a drink and quit talking like a dock worker!!
and by the way .. how awesome would adding Kesler be to this team.. !! assuming he stays healthy..
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Rangers/Oilers Possible Trading Partners
I wish all this bullst talk of the Rangers ressembling the BlueJackets of old because they have 4 or 5 players who played there before.. THe Jackets have never had a Lundvist and never boasted the likes of our top 4 defenseman EVER!!! they are not even close to ressembling those dredful teams from Columbus.. they started off week but have since won 4 of 6 and have outshot their opponent and mostly outplayed them as well since the end of the roadtrip.. WITHOUT a full lineup and a Marquee franchise player.. adding Nash to that lineup has a huge trickle down effect.. that being said so too would adding a big time goalscorer or a really strong shot from the point (been wishing fo rhtat for years) PK Subban would be nice!!!
@FREE MASHINTER @msena88 All that being said, if the Rangers finish a 9 game road trip only 1 game below .500 I would say that they are in ok shape. that would require a win in Philly and one in Detroit before the home opener. tall task in Detroit but doable..
9 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Exploring A Trade?
@FREE MASHINTER @msena88 I think you are both overexagerating here. complete rebuild?? common.. hahah they have a ton of young players Nash is out, Hagelin out, Cally out, havent played a home game since last years playoffs...give me a break. A guy like Versteeg or Boyes if the price is not too high is totally worth getting rid of dead weight like Pyatt.. this team is far from needing a complete rebuild, anyone who believes that after such a small sample size has not been watching hockey very long.. they are 2-5 that is not that bad!! a couple wins in a row or a roll of 7 of 10 and they are already over .500 with an 8th of the season gone. once the regulars (all top 6 forwards) come back and the systems are covered in depth and we can play a game where we get last change and some fan support, we will be just fine..
@Purinton never was part of the Nash trade.. It was the Gaborik trade. and the best part of the Gaborik trade..could totally use Gabby's skills at this point ..
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Del Zotto Out; Falk In; Moore on the Power Play
just sign already and move on.. this was easily the most boring, uneventful, long and annoying offseasons fo as far back as I can remember. Not much new to be excited about.. can we play some freaking games already!!!!
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Stepan/Rangers About $1 Million Apart
I think it is safe to assume that the Stepan situation and the possible need for cap relief is making Hedberg a more likely candidate even 250-500k helps a lot in getting the deal done..
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Saturday (9/14/13) Headlines & Open Thread
@FREE LINDBERG That being said, I love Stepan and really wish this nonsense would get worked out..
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Sather: Stepan's Agent Being Unrealistic
@FREE LINDBERG I wouldn't normally chime in to shut down a comment because we are all allowed to have an opinion and express it but you are way off base with the "Sather is an Asshole comment" Sather is managing the club better then ever before in this cap world.. previous years (tired of hearing about it already because those days are long gone I hope) money would hav ebeen shelled out or the guy would have been Moved.. If STepan is holding out he is doing so because he wants to get paid now whereas he should have to put in a full season lik ehe did at least to deserve it. Subban did the same last year and eventually signed a deal that was even less then Kadri's deal and he went on to win the Norris and will definetly get what he deserves in his next negotiation. Steps needs to put up or shut up.. I say we are fine at Center and could totally afford to trade him and Del zotto maybe a guy like MIller to St Louis for Petriangelo..
By the way to the dude who made the vid, that's a groundhog!
1 year, 2 months ago on A Much Deserved Thank You
For those of you who don't know what to expect from Fasth...we can definitely use some of this!,,
1 year, 4 months ago on Zuccarello to Meet Rangers in Ottawa