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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?????

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

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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!

7 hours 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!

8 hours, 9 minutes 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 day 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.


3 days, 2 hours 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?

4 days 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?

6 days, 6 hours 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 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name They are also thinking "maybe this is why 4 other teams did not want Halak."

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

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@Say my Name Bruins took a big hit having to loose Ignilia and having to cap trade Boychuk. With TheBig Monster getting older and the defense not being as experienced in moving the puck Rask's numbers are off a little.....Playoffs will tell a great deal!

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

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@TomDundie @JoeyKocur a little Chianti, perhaps and later some Limoncello to celebrate our victory????

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

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@TomDundie 2challenges: Talbot has to dominate Halak (more big saves!)...........Entire team has to play 3 zone hockey. We have never overcome those challenges in '14 -'15 season against the Islanders.

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

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@Better Call CK I believe the Preds "on paper" will be Cup favorites. They have world class goal-tending, world class defense and a coach who know how to win in the playoffs. The big question is that this team of players has not yet learned  how to win in the playoffs. Whether they can learn in this one season remains to be seen? What they gave up to make this trade speaks to their Senior Mgmt announcing to the NHL that they believe their team can win it all this season.


Great short term trade for the Preds......I believe it will hurt them in the long-term. We would have never made that deal.

1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/rumored-nyr-trade-target-off-the-board.html

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@rangermom There is great wisdom in those cookies. I am with you on Torts. His biggest lesson in life is to learn to trust himself and then he will easily learn to trust the players who play for him. Great coaches learn to inspire, uplift and build the confidence of the players who play for them. And they do it in a demanding, but positive, encouraging, supportive way.....a way that reminds his players everyday that "I believe in You."


Keenan finally learned how to do that coaching and winning in Russia. Hitchcock has learned those lessons in St> Louis. Can Torts learn those lessons?? We shall see.

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

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Anyone know what is up with Boyle scratch?

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2015-articles/gameday-thread-rangers-arizona.html

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@Say my Name @Satchbog SmN.....I agree with your "fruitful" observation because McD is definitely more relaxed, feels more  comfortable in giving directions to others and feels more at home....where?.....where?..... in TV commercials with children...eh?

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

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@IcyCup @BrinaGu3 @betweentheworlds When I had business in mile high I used to run out 5 miles  and then had to call a cab to take me back to my hotel. Any team in a 'High" aerobic sport needs 3-5 days before their bodies adjust to the thin air.........that is why SMN had so much bong trouble. 

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

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@Say my Name @genetics73 @MikeBlue @JoeyKocur Via an overseas wire and, of course, on condition of anonymity ISIS' Executive Team admits to being NYR fans........... On their website they are requesting structural blueprints of MSG!...go figure?

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

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@KevinMccarthy Great observation.....At the NHL level the game is played on the 6 inches of ice between one's ears. It is 90% mental. Everybody here is aware of what McD and Talbot can do physically.....what physical skills and capabilities that have clearly demonstrated in the past.....right?


Both of them are mentally reacting to NEW circumstances in their hockey lives.......one has been designated as the new "on-ice-leader" of the New York Rangers.....the other has been newly  designated as "theeeeee Man" of the entire team for the next couple of weeks.

Everything we are now witnessing regarding their performance comes from....... begins with.....emanates from their mental/emotional reaction to their new circumstances. They both know WHAT to do to play better. What they each don't know is........They don't know HOW to train their minds and train their emotions to play better and produce the results everybody expects of them.


Most Good Coaches/leaders can coach WHAT (physical skills) a player has to do to win. Only the really Elite Coaches can coach the mental/emotional component that leads to winning.



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

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@rangermom With the Bourbon!!....you go Momma!

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

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@IcyCup "who else looked good?"....How about the 2 chippies sitting behind AV?

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

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@J_CKfor30 @ATCRyan @Gorangers0525 Very bad form (poor leadership) for Talbot to say anything negative about his teammates. It is not a question of being right or wrong.....it is a question of always being supportive of teammates. If anything he should have steered the conversation to his own accountability and how he has to be better. His remarks show an obvious strain of self-doubt.


I am starting to be concerned about MSL's durability. His play is slowly disappearing from all zones over the last few games. I am beginning to question FOR Next Year how much value he will bring to NYR  and how might his Cap$ be better spent...stay tuned!


I personally get frustrated when the team takes on....plays with the same Passionate demeanor of their Coach.....ugh!

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

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@Say my Name Now which Rob Lowe are you//....and one more 


"What's this shit about a missing tooth?"

Lauren Hutton and Honey Boo Boo

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

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@Say my Name @J_CKfor30 @Gorangers0525 You are a Stand-up M-F'er..... few here would admit they were wrong and adopt a differing view point....Respect to you, SIR!

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

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@J_CKfor30 @GiveGartneraCup The only reason is that like Gartner Lindberg has not yet learned to play responsibly (defensively). This is a defense first NHL and we are moving into a phase of the sked that will require even more defense.


Hopefully Lindberg will eventually learn. Gartner never did which is why 5 Teams said to Gartner, "we no longer want your services."

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

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Amazing how our D looks so good to so many.......when our forwards play a 3-zone game.....eh??

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

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@J_CKfor30 @betweentheworlds @DP_Snotty @EHBIGAPPLE Perhaps you might want to interview Seguin, Joe Thornton, Phil Kessel and Boston Mgmt before you send him to Beantown!

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

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@KevinMccarthy Perhaps we also should trade "the good old boys"......you know the drafting wizards who chose them.

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

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@TomDundie Sooooo!.....errrrrrr! when did you come out of the closet!

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

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Amazing Kane gives his middle finger to mgmt.......Kane gives his middle finger to his teammates, you know the guys he goes to war with.....Kane gives his middle finger to the fans who pay his salary and rather than asking the dumb question, "is this a typical pattern of behavior for Kane?"  so many here want to bring him to our team??????????....spread the infection to those you love......Yeah! Baby!"

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

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@andrewstamant29 @Skate31 Perhaps a perspective of appreciation might work here. Neill's recaps I welcome because they provide me with a different perspective on a game that I just witnessed. I found that in my course of living any 2 people can witness the very same event and come up with 2 very different experiences.


I appreciate that Neill takes the time and effort to publish his recaps and provide a Forum for the view points of others. Neill's recaps and the viewpoints of others give me an opportunity to deepen and enrich my understanding of the great game of Hockey and of course the great team called the NYR.


All of that Neill makes possible for me.....THANK YOU, NEILL!

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

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@Billfrom Brookhaven Great clip........Had a commercial business relationship w/Nystrom after he retired. Years later he raved about her contribution to his skating....and believe me Nystrom did not rave about other people very much!

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

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@Billfrom Brookhaven Hey Bill wanted to acknowledge something you said last year during Nash's poor  performance. Back then you spoke about Nash's dismal skating balance and the narrow-gap positioning between his legs and in your opinion how Nash could improve with a strong dose of "power skating training" like one of your own youngsters has gone through.


Last night with the help of some close-ups I was able to focus on Nash's skating and on how he positioned his skates while accelerating and cutting.....like night and day from last year's skating. You called "it" last year. This year he is skating with a much larger gap between his legs and accelerating and cutting and maintaining his balance like never before......great observation on your part and a learning moment for me....thank you!......something tells me you are a great "teacher?????"


BTW during the Super Bowl analysts attributed the same to Marshawn Lynch's balance and ability to cut!

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@TomDundie @EHBIGAPPLE @Trilair Two creative, innovative agents can turn the conspiracy theory on it's head.....that is all it takes. Creativity and innovation always trumps the status quo....always.

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

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Have the 3-on-3 and add $5m on to the Cap!.........players happy.......fans happy...........Owners?????

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

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@Trilair Interesting comment by the Coach and very telling about the state of salary negotiations in the NHL. The salary cap has given mostly all the leverage to mgmt and left some leverage to the super stars and near super stars. The Cap System has the players negotiating with/against their own team mates Do you think Zucc's agent speaks to MSL's agent?????

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

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@rangermom @Say my Name Astute comments here. MSL's plans for next year will have a great impact on next year's roster......should be very telling!


Depending on NYR's "projected" cap situation will dictate where Zucc will be next year. I will be shocked if Zucc is moved at this year's deadline.....too much of a proven player at crunch/playoff time. Zucc also lifts the playing level of his linemates. He is a definite on-ice leader. Moving him now would disrupt Team Chemistry.


Haglin is an elite 3rd liner that teams will over pay to have on their 3rd line. Cement hands...O. K. but also has Intimidating speed that can disrupt the other team's power play by his mere presence. GMs have  "a gentleman's agreement" not to bid on one another's RFAs so, as you point out, Hags is safe.

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

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@TomDundie I would love to have Hanzel and I know many others feel the same way. AZ is strapped for cash they would probably make that deal along with a 3-4th round draft choice. I wonder how AZ might look at McIl cause we will never see him in the Big Apple but he could be a draw in AZ? I also wonder "how coachable" our Miller is.....he really has not developed much with all the opportunity he has been given?

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@IcyCup @EHBIGAPPLE  I was referring to the erroneous judgment that Zucc does not show up in the playoffs by demonstrating how well Zucc ACTUALLY played in the Past Playoffs.

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

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@dsclaw88 " I think I would want Zucc to be traded the most, just is not a playoff type player." Interesting point you are making here about Zucc.......last year's playoffs scored more 5-on-5 points than any other NYR(actually tied w/ Pouillet and McD for no.1)........2nd highest plus minus on the team during last year's playoffs!

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

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@Say my Name @ChrisB13 @EHBIGAPPLE @Bleed_the_freak Chris, it comes down to this (and I am not being a wise ass here). I believe that any body can create anything with no exceptions. In the case of making of making wise selections in the draft. I know how to do that....pure and simple.


(1) I know the exact selection process that needs to be created to significantly improve the  Hockey Draft outcomes


(2)And I also know the kinds of leaders that are willing to execute this new selection process (people who are willing to admit there is a better way to do what they have been doing) to get more effective outcomes.


The new "selection process" is really quite easy to create. Finding the kinds of leaders in a good old boys network is very very very difficult. (read that again...very slowly)

Progress in any walk of life (including Talent/draft selection) is always hampered, blocked, prevented by the vast vast majority of people who are committed to being Right about "the way it has always been done" rather than focusing on doing a better more effective job.......It is interesting that you never asked one question about my comment. You simply said I WAS WRONG!


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@Bleed_the_freak Please include the "wizards" who drafted him and predicted he would be the next Barry Beck. What does it say about the "wizardry" of the wizards?.......accountability anyone?


Reminds me of the wizards who chose Malhotra in the draft?? People would get fired for that in the business world!......in a good Old Boy Network, not so much!

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

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@J_CKfor30 For a change....perhaps a little "Brown Sugar.?".....perhaps?

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@Say my Name @IcyCup and he trolls "The Brambles"

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