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@IhaveawaiteratMSG @EHBIGAPPLE @ObviouslyItsANewSeason Super respect to you and I mean that sincerely. It is not about the fact that you agee with me (although that is nice indeed) but far more about your level of self-awareness....I am impressed!!

6 hours, 44 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@JoeyKocur Really like your choice here. No question about his leadership on and off the ice. I also think he carries great respect across the entire NHL.....execs....players and officials. I don't know what the internal ramifications would be if any if he was appointed Captain!!

1 day, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@ObviouslyItsANewSeason You had me with your comments on Zucc but your assessment of AV might need a little "adjustment." AV's personality is a classic "Amiable" compared to Torts who is a classic "Expressive."


Amiables avoid conflict, move and speak at a slower pace and (to avoid conflict) generally agree with whom ever they are speaking to at the moment. They generally are low key in the way they present themselves to the world. Notice how AV argues with officials, almost like he is apologizing for disagreeing.

Amiables are also very supportive of team members.Notice how AV talks about leadership on the team and how he supports the leadership qualities of others and how he does not often go into the locker room. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with this kind of personality......note NYR's great run in the playoffs.


What is very predictable about "Amiables"is they will find it difficult to get along with the likes of Carcillo who has an opposite kind of personality." Note the biting comment about Carcillo's poorly thought out move against the ref in the playoffs. AV said that Carcillo's behavior could ruin his career (another team hiring him)..............that is how Amiables fight back. They fight back when the other side leasts expects it and then they arrogantly stick a knife into you when you least expect it.

 AV was basically saying publicly to Carcillo that you are history with the Rangers and if I have anything to say about it you are history in this league. This was not just a response about Carcillo's on-ice behavior but you can be sure that AV's comments reflected "a negative build-up" between him and Carcillo that was already brewing to the boiling point.

 Amiables rarely initiate angry behavior. They have to be pushed to the edge of the cliff before they will go all out against an adversary. Under severe personal pressure AV showed zero support for Carcillo, which is totally out of character for an Amiable. But stressed-out Amiables will act that way  when they, in their own mind are pushed to their limits. See the movie "Straw Dogs."

1 day, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@(Blank) McDonqvist Thornton only speaks to Rick and, of course, "only on the condition of anonymity"

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

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A lot of valid points about MSL, McD and Zucc. and the captaincy. Perhaps we need to remember that the NHL is a very conservative entity and It is a hierarchy whereby Senior Mgmt and AV will make the call. And they will choose the Captain that they deem to be in the best position to further the goals of the entire organization.

 I would think Sather would like MSL (as long as he is committed to being in good mental and physical condition) to re-sign with the team for the next couple of years. Making him Captain would build "an even stronger bond" between MSL and the team and make it difficult for MSL to retire or seek FA.


As Captain, MSL would sport "NHL star power" (Sather's biggest love) and City-wide popularity (public is aware of how he handled personal adversity during the playoffs) and I would assume without knowing that the way MSL came to NYR might indicate a strong trusting relationship between Sather/AV and MSL. And we all know how NYR organization was very supportive through his family's loss.

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

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@jasonshyer " I'd like to think AV has earned the benefit of a doubt to spot the best players in training camp." From a born again AV'er..............Well put. He most certainly has!


Lotta judgments about "coke heads" here with very little discernment between rec users....occasional users.....none users and straight out addicts! 

Do some people here really believe that Sather, AV and those NYR's who actively support Malone, are acting to the detriment of the team......Judas Priest THINK....THINK.....THINK beyond Mother's apron strings!

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

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@johnAMIRANTESrug Snow?....Snow who said Snow?


"You wanna f_ck with me? Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend! 

Tony Montana

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

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@betweentheworlds  "Now 2 more things need to happen. Get the scoring confidence and then the heart." Right you are but I still say he needs a good woman. Look Richards found one and he skipped town.....perhaps?

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

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@betweentheworlds Good Buddy I agree with all you say. Your words are gleaned from the truth of your experience and I respect that 100%.

 I am confused. I saw  Nash play a far more hard-nosed game defensively particularly during our playoff run. For a concussed player I saw him willfully choosing to block pucks (very dangerous).......... play hard along the boards without the puck (very dangerous indeed) and willing to finish his defensive checks (take a check-give a check, more danger for Nash) All of his defensive play put him in a danger zone to absorb more injury. 

Announcers were raving about his defensive play during the playoffs not only because Nash was playing great defensively but also because Nash was never ever known for playing this way defensively for any team ever. So that constitutes Nash choosing  a new and dangerous way of playing defensive Hockey and that, of course is a good thing!

And that is what I am confused about. If he can choose to play a more dangerous brand of defensive  hockey why can't he choose to play a more dangerous brand of offensive hockey....... I don't think any of us know the answer except Nash. The answer lies in the way he thinks about going in front of the net. One thing I am sure about is that Kreider's thoughts on going/standing in front of the net are quite different than Nash's thoughts.


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

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@BobDunne @EHBIGAPPLE @ObviouslyItsANewSeason @nasoov  Right you are.....the first new thought of " I want to stop" is the first thinking step necessary to begin the process.. It is the beginning of the required new thinking. We are on the same track.

To turn to hockey.... Nash has to first say to himself, "I will stand in front of the goalie and block his view.." If he does not say those words to himself, if he does not think that thought first to himself all the applause (support) from Ranger fans won't mean poops! 

God helps those who help themselves! NASH HAS NOT TAKEN THIS FIRST THINKING STEP which is why he is on the bench during our PP.

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

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@ObviouslyItsANewSeason @nasoov "From several different sources I've heard that if a guy can get away from the people he was hanging around with while he was using, he can quit virtually overnight. New town, new friends, new teammates, fresh start; stay out of the bars and clubs; find a really good woman".............very true with one addition he must learn "to think about cocaine" in a brand new way or else he will never kick the habit.

You can change the circumstances of a man's life but unless a man develops " a new way of thinking" about Coke or any other problem, the problem will still own and control him! Everything begins first in the mind...always. And there is nothing more powerful than a good woman for a support system....absolutely nothing!

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

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@scrangersfan @Bring back Langdon  "That is not true, I tell you!"

Keith Richards

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

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@IcyCup @genetics73 And no one is talking about how he busted his gut over the summer.....lost 20 lbs of body fat....and is in the best physical shape he has ever been in!.......But I wouldn't worry none because no one is saying that about our boy Nash either who BTW I an applauding Nash as I post this!

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

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@EugenePlaksienko Word is that Malone is going "undercover"

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

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Kevin,

What are the ramifications of this kind of contract? Can he agree to a minor league contract?.....is he eligible to be a FA again.....does he sign for less$.....if Pitt turns him down can NYR give him a minor league contract?.....help?

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@betweentheworlds Priceless retort....priceless. They also say, "It is all a matter of taste."

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name "I am sure as shit not going to laud him with praise per CHANCE that beyond everything else that I have given him that he now needs me to be his mommy for him to fulfill his obligation."......your statement says it all.......... THE PUSSIFICATION OF ATHLETES and THE PUSSIFICATION OF THE FANS WHO LOVE THEM!

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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If we NYR fans put our positive attention (with applause and support) only on the specific hockey strategies that we want Nash to execute and give absolute zero attention, support and applause for anything else that Nash does then one of two things will absolutely occur.....either


1) Nash will transform himself into a real super star who continually plays the kind of game we all expect of him or


2) Nash will be gone and another player or players will play for the NYR who does the things we wanted Nash to do


Either situation will occur because that outcome is what Nash has put his (act of the will) attention on whether he will admit it or not.


We always get what we expect in hockey and in life but very often we are not conscious of what we expect. Just because we are unconscious about what we want we still get it...........So if we all consciously focus on how we want Nash to play he will either play that way or he will be replaced by a new player or players who do play that way. (you can see this already happening with CK on the pp and Nash on the bench!)

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@betweentheworlds Phil jackson is nothing short of a brilliant coach of performance improvement...,perhaps the greatest of all time in Pro-ball. I found the value of individual or team meditation to be ''a cleansing" of the mind of self-imposed 'inner" negative thinking barriers......inner barriers that resist the flow of new positive thinking and new positive performing behaviors that lead to new performance results.


I like your terminology of "control patterns"! I wonder how comparable Wooden was to Jackson in his Coaching style? Would love to roll us a couple of jays and bring a couple bottles of wine and we have a sit down with Walton about that....eh? I know you would like that....eh?

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I think the concept of elevating Nash’s performance is on target, supportive and has the SC focus of our NYR clearly in sight. There are a couple of ideas on motivation , inspiration and specific measured performance results that I have learned being in an accountable super high stakes position where I was responsible for producing high performing results through the efforts of those who I led and managed.(I only mention that just to underscore this is not theory but learning gleaned from experience)

1)What I learned is that performance improvement begins in a man’s head first. He has to first choose to think that he can do it before he will try to do it. Actually thinking that he can perform a certain way is about 90% of the battle in getting it done. All of us are in total control of how we choose to think about ourselves and our capabilities. Unfortunately, most of us are unconscious about those thoughts. Improved performance (on anyone’s part in any field) is an Act of the Will. Improved performance requires the performer to first, change the way they think about their capabilities. Anyone can improve in anything but they won’t even attempt to improve if they choose to think that they won’t be successful. As the man said, “If you think you can or you think you can’t your right”…..”It is not I can or I can’t. It is always I will or I won’t.”

2)So far I believe AV and his staff has tried to inspire a change in the way Nash thinks about himself but Nash (so far to the tune of 7.8K per year) will not change the way he thinksabout his own capabilities………. AND NASH IS 500% ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE WAY HE CHOOSES TO THINK ABOUT HIS OWN ABILITIES.Only Nash can willfully change the way he thinks about himself......Notice how quickly Zucc changed his thinking and hockey behavior after his benching!

3)Cheering Nash at every opportunity….cheering him as soon as he hits the ice simply won’t improve his performance. That approach is more about some people’s need to appear like “good guys.” OR “nice guys” to the rest of the world. It will lead to Nash and just about everyone else wondering what are you “nice guys” cheering about?....what am I doing right???

4)NYR Ranger fans should instead cheer him relentlessly and unabashedly when he DEMONSTRATES, EXECUTES THE NEW SPECIFIC BEHAVIORS THAT WE ALL WANT and then they can remain silent when he coasts along the perimeter and refuses to stand in front of the goalie, ETC. ETC.. If we do that at MSG the fans will clearly be showing him what they support and what they want more of. Is not that our intention?

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

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@ObviouslyItsANewSeason  Holy poops!.....this is impressive and super creative writing, A clear grasp of Dr. Ross's great contribution to "Death and Dying" and a clear grasp of  "Nash's Disappearance" and for all NYR Fans you provide a Pathway/Journey in personally dealing with "The Nash Disappearance."

When are you presenting your dissertation to the Board!...Great stuff!

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

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@ObviouslyItsANewSeason @Josh-CK @EHBIGAPPLE  Definitely has the ability.....just does not have the will!

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

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Hey Kevin,


Any way you can compile data on workout sessions in July and August and who does what? Might be a good indicator on what players are truly committed to bringing more value to the NYR?

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

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All the Nash lovers on this site should send this info to our boy and ask him is he doing this?

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

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@betweentheworlds  ......Great comment!...."but everyone knows that...........did you know that.......An elite vagina is also known to stand up to a good lickin' from time to time."

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

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@Say my Name @EHBIGAPPLE @genetics73 @DP_Snotty 

"Bovina Sancta".....just like Cicero,and Caesar and the Scooter!

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

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@ObviouslyItsANewSeason @KevinTheNYRBlog @Nexter1 @betweentheworlds

theworlds ......no way would CBJ let him go.....he is the cornerstone....the centerpiece of the franchise....has scored too many key goals in  difficult situations for them.....has elevated the play of his line mates and has been a tried and true leader in all of CBJ's deep playoff runs.....if they traded him no one in Columbus would attend their games.

Perhaps it is just wishful thinking on your part.....I mean, I mean...err do you think Sather could actually pull it off?

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @Nexter1 @betweentheworlds Kevin, no question your piece here is inspiring.....thank you for that! 

What I believe is demotivating (and this has zero to do with you,sir) is that there is no data coming from "the Nash camp" about how he is beginning to change his ways....about how he invested in a vigorous off-season of physical and mental re-conditioning program so as to finally deliver some real and meaningful offensive value to the Rangers that at least equals the value that the Rangers are paying him.

If he was really interested in all that....if he truly wanted to show the fans that he wanted to give more and no longer disappear at crucial times he would have done that loud and clear. Mr. Nash does not inspire because there is no inner fire within himself and I understand perfectly why he is not part of your inspiring piece.


Perhaps Nash had a summer of golf from his SOFT friend from Silicon valley? If Nash continues to play underachieving hockey if he continues to suck energy away from his line mates at a 7+ clip he should be run out of town by the MSG crowd!

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

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@pkh33 @_Jack.....Rather a victim of the dim bulbs in his own head.....change the way you think about yourself you will then change the way  you perform...always!

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

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@JosephCosolito My thinking was that based on K's past credibility with Hayes K would be in a respected position in Hayes' eyes to determine how trusting Sather and co. would be in their "promises" to give Hayes all the opportunity to make the team as soon as possible.

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

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@BobDunne @EHBIGAPPLE @Lordstanleybroadway  @JoeyKocur @KevinTheNYRBlog Bob, no arguement with your stats.BTW had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Chadwick on the upper East Side (with my dad) in the EAST 70s at Rusty Staub's old place.

I was just raising the question is Slats putting into place a concerted strategy  to make NYR the place to play for emerging college hockey talent....have any ideas? No debate and no argument intended here I just want to learn..O.K.?

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

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@Lordstanleybroadway Senior management would never make a negotiated promise like that to any drafted player. Why?

1) it would create great dissension in the ranks at Hartford and in NY

2) it would set a precedent in all future NYR "draftt" negotiations which would handcuff Sather

3)  apply no.2 to every GM in the NHL.

4) Sather would piss off all the other GMs  and  that would make a trading/working relationship with each of them almost impossible.


Your point is well taken, though. I am sure that Sather and his negotiating team promised him "every opportunity" to make the team out of training camp and Sather probably laid out what that opportunity path would look like.


I personally think Kreider played a key role in bringing Hayes here.We all know that K plays with a noticeable presence on the ice coupled with good production that really makes him quite credible to those who know and play with him. In addition K originally signed with NYR seeking a fast track to the NHL and in my estimation he learned very quickly and Hayes took note of that big time.


I wonder if this illustrates that Sather is going to establish a clear-cut strategy to attract more talent from  The American college ranks that will keep NYR in the upper echelon of the NHL while managing The Cap and perhaps eliminating Big Name trades to the Big Apple??? There still is a built in bias in the NHL against anything that is not Canadian home grown....and that includes "American College Hockey Players."  Sather could be one of the early ones on this "college land of opportunity." (I wonder how many of NYR recruiting scouts played college hockey??)

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

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@betweentheworlds Would love you to share your thoughts on Playing wing or center??

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

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Hey Adam....why not toss (Sather with his cigar) an Ice Bucket Challenge?

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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@GiveGartneraCup it seems that a lot of people have missed the fact that SJ tried to trade both of them this summer, and they both refused to waive their NT clauses...this move was the inevitable next step to move forward...with an added hope this will make them change their minds, no doubt.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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@GiveGartneraCup Sharks are finally feed up with the softness of Thornton and Marleau. Could you imagine stripping the "C" and the "A' from your two top players. Sharks are now clear why Boston traded away Thornton and NYR fans can finally understand why Thornton and Nash are such good friends......"Like attracts Like."

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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@JoeyKocur Like your thinking here. Personally with AV it is only a question of how long Hayes takes to be defensively responsible in the NHL.......once that takes place he will fit nicely within the top 6.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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@rangermom  Also told him about the supermodels by the Lincoln and Holland tunnels. Heard from SaymyName it was that information that closed the deal!

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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@betweentheworlds  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 ?".....Right on the money....same kind of thinking should be applied against trade acquisitions (Nash??)


It is interesting to note that LA Kings determined Gaborik had all those winning character traits under very very specific circumstances (an elite center along with someone who could "get" the puck to Gaborik) The trade for Gaborik and the way Sutter and the team accepted him were masterful strokes applied by the entire Kings organization!


Hoping you are having a good summer, good buddy! Just sent my twin girls off to their 2nd yr at U. Of San Diego....both on free rides.....THANK GOD!

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

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Could you imagine a VP of Sales for a Fortune 1000 Company sporting this kind of recruiting record? Zero accountability and a great example of the "good ol boys club" that is the NYR.....but it is O.K. cause they are NICE GUYS!....and please don't respond with how hard it is to pick talent that will play or excel in the NHL....because it isn't hard!


When there is zero accountability and no one gets fired this kind of under performance continues year after year after year. Successful recruiting requires sophisticated processes and systems along with the ability to "intuitively understand the drive/motivation" of a candidate via the interview process and then be able to explain it to your superiors before you pull the trigger on a selection. And all these measurements are available to all who want to use them!

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

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@Say my Name

" I like your stuff man!"

Dustin P.

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

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@gravey94  Does Pierre know of this pertinent information?

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

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@Say my Name and as Say my Name moved on one could hear the King cry out with passionate longing


"I promise to love you

For every moment of forever,

And when everything else crumbles,

I will never"

Your creativity and cleverness....outrageous!

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

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@JoeyKocur Culture....Culture....Culture! LAK have established an organization that players want to go to and play for and continue to play for. The Culture is created by ownership and executed by the GM and the coaching staff. Hockey business, on and off-the-ice is carried on in such a way that all the players, coaches and their families feel valued and they feel like the organizatiuon cares about them.


NYR's organization does not operate that way......just ask Leetch and Callahan! If any here think Cally was greedy and Leetch's trade to Toronto "was just business as usual" then I want to apologize for not clearly communicating my message.


SayMyName said it well a couple of posts ago......"there are two kinds of NYR fans

 1) NYR FANS who support their team 500%


2) NYR FANS who actually think and ask questions about their team AND support them 500%" or he said something close to that...right?

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

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@TomDundie

Tom,

I have been noticing that when you do your posting here you have a strong tendency to become upset and call people names and rather than critique their ideas you very often attack them personally so I thought the good words of a hockey friend of mine might help you overcome “your condition.”

"Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate."

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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@Ahockeyguy Your comments on Nash pretty well sum up the reasons why CBJ got rid of him. Nash is what is called "an energy sucker", a player who de-motivates other players on his team by trying to draw energy and attention to themselves...quite the opposite of "an energizer" who inspires other players with their energy and take-charge way of playing.....Zucc McD as examples.


As you point out there is too much respect for Nash and other players look to set him up rather then focusing on the talent development of the entire team. It is a professional embarrassment for Nash to be pulled from the power play.....with the $ he is making!!

 If Nash does not transform his way of playing offense he will create dissension (because of his play and his contract!) on the team, fans will publicly belittle him and he will eventually be forced into a trade. New York does not take kindly to underachievers who make a lot of money while under achieving.


High performers in sports , in business, in the performing arts,by their very nature have zero tolerance for "the way a Nash plays" the game and they will  eventually let Nash know!....you can count on that! Nash is lucky that his coach "is a NICE guy".....but if the fans get vocal AV won't be able to save him because MSG will be publicly embarrassed...and we all know what will happen then.......just ask Isiah!

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

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@betweentheworlds "I wouldn't say blind optimism - perhaps near sightedness but I'm a fan so I'm allowed."............perhaps it's "Good Vibrations" keep 'em coming I always want to know what you feel is coming, my man!

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

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@gravey94 @IcyCup And I think he will step it up as long as he plays with Zucc. Zucc is the catalyst for that line even though Brass is the center.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-sign-brassard-to-five-year-deal.html

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