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@KevinMccarthy Was only able to pick up the Ottawa feed from TSN....thanks for this!

2 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Moma Glass went to Lourdes last night!

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

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@scrangersfan @4tonynoluck scrangersfan......For a guy who takes and gives a lot of poops on here.......nice touch! and to you 4Tonynoluck from Joey Boombats welcome back to the greatest city in the world!

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

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@rangermom @Say my Name @ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat Hey Mom it appears that you were at the game so you most definitely can see more ice than I can see from my living room in the desert.


From my limited vantage point it appeared that any D-mix of Boyle, Yandle and Huntwick trapped us in our own zone by the fore-check of stronger and equally fast Ducks....what do you think?


It appears that opposing clubs wait to get their best fore-checking lines against those 3 dudes and AV wisely tries to "start' those 3  for our offensive zone faceoffs.as much as possible......really miss Klein...eh?

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

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@TomDundie    "Attitude .J D used to say arrive to the puck in ill humor,"  Freddy the Fog  aka  Fred Shero...

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-3-carolina-2-so-2.html

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@Say my Name And Lou on D (before Gordie, of course)....perhaps!

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

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@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat Nice assessment....I believe Glass' intelligence in keeping his cool while under "physical" fire is why Carcillo is no longer here and Glass is. Apparently AV did not trust Car Bomb the same way he trusts Glass.


Perhaps, as you point out, AV and Slats have NOW earned due respect (from some here) for their decision-making rather than calling AV and Slats negative names when we don't understand why they decided the way they decided.

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

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@betweentheworlds @BobDunne @xxscaxx The best non-homers in my very humble opinion are The Hockey Night in Canada crowd.....both East and West coast. In their comments they explore all facets of the game, in all zones and they continually point out all positives and negatives as they happen. 

I have found their comments to be illuminating and "Coach/GM-like" and I want to deepen my understanding of the game.....so I appreciate them. They play zero favorites on the air and are basically appealing to a sophisticated national TV audience.


I believe Sam and Joe give a very objective perspective on the visiting team. Both are obviously very knowledgeable about the game of Hockey. The last 2 seasons, though they must have been chastised by Dolan.They have become apologists for NYR mistakes and at times, for me they are "selling" NYR  to their audience and have become boring in the process.


Sam and Joe also have a very sophisticated Hockey audience and I think, thanks to  Dolan they unfortunately had to change their "presentation strategy.".....I miss Sam and JD!




2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-2-islanders-1-2.html

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@Gianni74 Agree that Kreider looked a little lost and was relegated to the 4th line. I was watching on the tube and could only view the Islanders feed.....so I am wondering if K replaced Fast to offset Isle's 4th line match ups? It looked like from my limited view that Islanders' 4th line was dominating down low in our zone?????Any ideas?

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-2-islanders-1-2.html

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@IcyCup @Billfrom Brookhaven Yo! Icy I knew that line would not get past you....HAVE A GOOD DAY!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-2-islanders-1-2.html

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@Say my Name No one says Fuckin'-A anymore?

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

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@ATCRyan  Dear God....was that an embarrassing comment?? It speaks volumes to the lack of hockey sophistication of his viewing audience of Islander fans!..WOW!

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

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Z-man deserves every $ he gets from NYR and Slats and AV deserve kudos for creating an experience that Zucc wants to be a part of!.....whew!

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

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@betweentheworlds @McPhee37 @Say my Name @Better Call CK @Gorangers0525 @GiveGartneraCup Well said, sir and I could not have said it any better myself.


Dan Millman.... Way of the Peaceful Warrior

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

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Give it to Glass for transparency!

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

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@Billfrom Brookhaven @Better Call CK  Hey Bill, I am lined up with your observation and I can only see games on the tube, not at MSG. So, I am wondering out loud (and I don't know the answer) when Hayes hold the puck as long as he does does he draw other opposing players to him, like Nash does? If so he would actually be quite effective on the PP. What do you think?

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

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@BrinaGu3 @leftwingbarbara Kudos and super respect to you as a Mom....taking your youngsters to games in 2 different cities.....that will build a cement-like foundation between you and your children, a foundation that will last a life time......great touch!

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

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@leftwingbarbara 60 West Ontario....enjoy!

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

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@BrinaGu3 @leftwingbarbara Chicago, a great city with even greater suburbs.The entire "Blackhawk Experience" did a 180 when  Rocky Wirtz took control of the family.......expert in sales and marketing along with a great respect for a great fan base.

Love the Chicago Chop House,

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

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@BrinaGu3 @rangermom "Ah, Ladies I recoagnize the same rare qualities in myself ...... excellent at my craft.....women find me extremely attractive and engaging and yet men are not jealous of me, nor are they intimidated by me"


Sean Connery and George Clooney

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

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@60sPsychJukebox @EHBIGAPPLE @IcyCup Completely understand what you are saying and u r right about the call is just about automatic. When the play was whistled dead I actually thought the ref would call 2 penalties, one to each player. Step is too smart to take that kind of penalty at that juncture in the game and the ref was "totally taken" by the Wings player Nyquist?



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

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@Gianni74 @scrangersfan Hard to measure this........but perhaps MSL is having a negative impact on the productivity of others??

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

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@IcyCup Icy.....I gotta admit I'm quite partial to women......perhaps you could refer to our "friends" in Toronto as "dickheads" or perhaps "stupid pricks?" The call on Step was incredibly embarrassing. I could see Step signalling to the officials how he was being held before his penalty was called..............for the refs how embarrassing on national TV???????????

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

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@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat I, too was impressed with what Sheppard brings to the 4th line. He elevates the entire line, is strong on the puck and develops an edge when someone takes it away and provides some faceoff acumen for AV. And as you point out this is his first game.....no less.


Also continue to be impressed with Hayes his HQ (hockey IQ ) keeps growing.


As confidence grows so does our ability.....great to watch!

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

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@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat @DP_Snotty 2 points.....great assessment. Totally intrigued with Sather's relationship-building skills. He does not have a great relationship w/NY press ( a quiet arrogance perhaps)

 But with  GMs, especially with those who have had some NYR history he creates beneficial deals to both sides. I understand he has a Masters or Bachelors in Psych, if so he applies it well.


I am very respectful of what he has accomplished UNDER THE STRESS OF A DEADLINE, no less. Appreciate your ideas and DP's comments about ants, pants and sand!

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

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@wherewasi @I Am Sean's Ruptured Spleen He probably wanted to tell The Duke before a tweet or text got to him.

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

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@Billfrom Brookhaven @johnnyb3910 @Better Call CK Perhaps Dollar for Dollar and Cup for Cup.....the greatest GM ever????

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

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@Better Call CK @johnnyb3910 Very very few athletes ever want to leave NYC once they arrive here.....that is true in any sport. NYC is the greatest City in the world and provides the greatest stage in the world for any performer in any sport....or business with perhaps "Hollywood" being the only exception.


When the Chairman sang "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere." he was drinking Jack w/milk....his favorite drink......right SmN?

 If The Duke made it here, he could have owned this town!......I feel for the guy!

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

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@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat @EHBIGAPPLE @rangermom

m @betweentheworlds  Superb comment regarding leadership. Self confidence is one of the keys to improving yourself and your team. .

Yours is a 3 point play in any of life's games.

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

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@wherewasi @Gorangers0525 @BroadwayBlueZ All across Canada (TV analysyts) along with GMs and Coaches acknowledge G and McD to be  elite shutdown D-men.....mind-boggling that so many here under-appreciate the G-man.

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

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@rangermom @EHBIGAPPLE @betweentheworlds Let me have some fun here.....O.K.?


Jeff Gorton was fired by the Bruins in June, 2007. Miraculously The Bruins" started to get better a few years later.


Yo! Mom I am sure Gorton contributed to NYR's success. Sather takes a lot of deserved heat for past transgressions. I just wanted to offer some appreciation to Slats when I believe he deserves it.

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

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@betweentheworlds When I saw The Z-man's pass to Krieder I thought of your earliest visionary support of Zucc and I want to acknowledge that again. 

One more thing perhaps you might now entertain a change of mind about Slats. During the early years of his tenure at NYR I was never a fan of Slats, the GM/Pres. But I have totally done a 180 over the last 5 years. He has done a Masterful Job of assembling this team.....a masterful job in elevating it to a true winner in the NHL Cap system of restricting salary and he has chosen coaching staffs that have developed Slat's chosen talent to an elite level. 

BTW putting Zucc on the trading block helped to keep "the Big Guy" on board.....so what about Slats now?

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

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@Better Call CK @gravey94 The Cap system created by NHL Owners and agreed to by the NHL players is built to prevent Boras type of Agents.representing NHL players. Why?......because 95% of the negotiating leverage goes to the owners (take it or leave it!). 

Unlike baseball there is absolutely no way a team can go beyond its Cap restrictions thus there is little need for an agent isn't there?....in addition since the new players CBA "agreement" no team has ever made a bid on another team's Restricted FAs.....hmmmmmm??


Until the NHL Players grow "a set of educated balls" and be willing to close down the NHL for an entire year negotiations will always be weighed heavily towards ownership.


Zucc and others might soon ask themselves what is the real value of my agent anyway?

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

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@gravey94 @KevinMccarthy

If anybody has got any opinions on DuClair please share them with me.....why did NYR give up on him so quickly????? Patrick Roy did the same thing when he coached The Duke in Juniors? Temperament aside I have a lot of respect for Roy’s coaching and his decision-making. I heard him speak at clinics where he talked about understanding “the big picture” of the game and “the big picture” of the guys who play the game. Roy emphasized how important it is to understand “the why” of things and “the why” of players’ performance. Ken Dryden (another goalie….btw, the only position that sees the big picture on the ice) was the same way.

I believe The Duke was selected 80th overall (3rd round) which tells me there was some kind of hesitation to draft him. Any evaluation of DuClair coming out of Canada has been "politely good". The Duke never got great accolades from his home country like he did from us, the fans and I include myself here.

The Duke’s comments in interviews while he was here seemed to me to be “kinda orchestrated and rehearsed” …….like too perfect for a kid who was home schooled and majored in Traveling Junior Hockey…..was he covering up something??

I personally found Don Maloney’s comments about DuClaire being the integral piece that closed the deal a little over the top……intimating that Sather “sold him” on taking DuClair and now he (Maloney) has to justify it to the few fans who still attend Yotes’ games??

I get the feeling from "a coach/mgmt perspective something is amiss with The Duke and I am clueless....help me Ronda....help help me Rhonda!

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

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@ObviouslyTwoPointsAreGreat Great points....just did a little 5on5 analysis on Yandle and he has the best +- of any D-man on the Yotes and his -6 (5 on 5) is  tied with Doan for the team lead..........that NYR fans is why Slats got him.         

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

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@rangermom Yo! Mom you forgot to mention The Yotes still haven' made the playoffs and they still can't draw more than 8000 fans and they still have not been featured on NBC......yet. But word has it that we still love your cookies.


Shane Doan

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

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Under the Cap system the most important component for a winning team (after a world cclass goalie) is a mobile first pass defense that can clear the puck quickly out of our defensive zone. Over the last 5 years Sather under cap restrictions has done a world class job of keeping the Rangers defense continuously good to great. Remember it was Sather who picked up Stralman off the NJ scap heap when no one wanted him. Sather saw value when no else did.......Same kind of judgment on Yandle so, from my perspective I trust Sather's Judgement even though I don't understand it.


If anybody has got any opinions on DuClair please share them with me.....why did NYR give up on him so quickly????? Patrick Roy did the same thing when he coached The Duke? Any evaluation coming out of Canada has been "politely good". The Duke never got great accolades like he did from us, the fans and I include myself. I get the feeling from "a coach/mgmt perspective something is amiss him with and I am clueless....help me Ronda....help help me Rhonda!

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

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@GiveGartneraCup I really think we don't have much to offer Maloney compared to what other teams will offer Maloney because they need Vermette so much more than we do. Perhaps Sather is making an offer simply to let Vermette know he (Sather) would seriously consider signing Vermette as a FA in the summer?????

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

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@johnnyb3910 Have not seen the new construction digs yet.....nice touch with your description...thanks!

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

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@Gianni74 @EHBIGAPPLE @Say my Name @gravey94  Gianni74, no arguments with your facts. They are absolutely on point. Personally, I don't believe in luck or in coincidences. I have found that "luck" is often used to rationalize or explain a decision when all the dynamics are not crystal clear and that is O.K.


Hayes most definitely wanted to come here as you point out. And I will give Sather 100% kudos for not screwing up his 1/2 of the decision-making process. For Sather's part he made the deal happen and I thank him for that!

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

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@Say my Name @gravey94 For a first year player in the NHL his HI (hockey intelligence) is incredibly impressive. He, as you guys point out, has great strategic on-ice vision WHILE playing keep away and he is still learning and appears to be quite "coach able." I can see why he forced the Hawks to send him elsewhere. He plays with a lot of confidence!...........an astute acquisition by Sather!

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

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@Say my Name @Craptin McDonqvist  Stand-up! You gotta do Stand-up! I bet you get better with age.........d Scotch??

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

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@betweentheworlds @G It is really called " a sniffles shot" because someone is sick (rather than a cup of coffee)...............My "sense" on Boyle is that his slowness slows down everyone else on the ice with him definitely not in the tradition of slow but great puck- carrying offensive defense men (some refer to it as old age.)

He definitely brings something to the pp (good vision...good shot and he makes everyone on the perimeter move around) but only after it is set up.

His comments about adjusting to NY makes him sound like he is old and tired like some of the old  defense men that Sather used to buy like Driver and Redden. It is quite apparent to me why SJ did not re-up with him. I don't believe that he was on fire about coming to NYC....not for a second!.....very different energy than MSL.


1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-vs-calgary.html

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@BobDunne yo! Bob my Dad often told me about the chants from the "side balcony" (where else?) when the team decided to take a game off and just walz around the ice....."We want something else!"....."We want something else!" would boom across the entire Garden.....could you imagine?

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rangers-4-columbus-3-so.html

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@MikeBlue Hey Man ...you are downright inspiring,,,,,a motivational speaker perhaps,,,,,and filled with appreciation for others.....WOW!


This kid is a child playing a man's game in an ultra man's league for a SC contender playing the position of a revered super star FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS LIFE and he plays good enough to keep his team in the game and then ultimately wins it!.....and this is how you describe him and his play????...........PERHAPS YOU MIGHT CONSIDERING OVERDOSING ON SELF-APPRECIATION CANDY....perhaps?

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

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@TomDundie @Zelrio Tom.....Tom.....Tom now here you go again!...stop it. It doesn't matter if you are right.....give up personal sarcasm for Lent....that is what WILY VETERANS do!

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

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@Say my Name I think Zucc's stock value was very low coming into the NHl and Sather from Zucc's perspective, showed more faith in him than other teams did. I believe there is a mutual appreciation between the two men. They will get it done.


BTW I know you bleed Red Sox Red. Although a Yankees fan I respect a lot about your team and Pedroia is very high on that list. When that dude was playing college ball he voluntarily  cut his scholarship in half so the coach could recruit talent that would take the team to a Championship. Super Respect to you Dustin....now stay healthy! 

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/report-no-trade-coming-for-zuccarello.html

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@joksekim80 Hey! you, sir, bring a new and enlightened perspective.....a refreshing viewpoint from a wonderful country. Zucc brings a gutsy work ethic and goes to battle for his team mates and those traits more than anything and I mean more than anything, wins the hearts of all New Yorkers.....THANKS FOR SENDING HIM HERE!

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/report-no-trade-coming-for-zuccarello.html

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@dsclaw88 @Say my Name Yo SmN you are quite right about  the jet lag (from Mt. time) lasts 2 days after arrival back in NYC......Sunday and Monday...........for me waves of fatigue would hit me between 6:30pm and 8:30pm each evening and then I would get a bust of energy. Always was that way.......3 days worth of fatigue if I flew home from the west coast. I believe our play reflected that.

From here on in we are a better team than the Islanders with Henrik in the nets. You and I both know NYR finally played their game in the 3rd........they played the way (3 zone hockey)  that took us to the Finals last year. There will be questions about Halak's play for the remainder of the season.....that has been a performance pattern in Halak's career.

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

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