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@GiveGartneraCup @gravey94 @Scott_from_Jersey Thanks guys.  I tend to agree.  But 15th is such extreme value for an every night starter.  

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/projecting-the-rangers-opening-night-roster-attempt-one.html

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Unrelated fantasy hockey question:  Would you keep Semyon Varlamov as a 15th rounder or Joe Pavelski as a 9th rounder?

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/projecting-the-rangers-opening-night-roster-attempt-one.html

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Great article, very informative.  Well done Adam.  This kid is going to be a player.  He's a gamer.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/daniel-walcotts-unlikely-path-to-becoming-a-new-york-rangers-draft-pick.html

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My money is on Mac.

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

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LETS FUCKIN' GO BOYS!!!!

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

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@rjonyr87 I'm not worried about Gabby at all.  We know what an enigma he can be and how easily rattled he gets.  I'm more concerned with their size.  But like Kevin says, nobody is giving us a fighting chance, and that's just crazy.  


I genuinely think we're going to win this series.  Keep sleeping on the Blueshirts everyone; we'll see who hoists her at the end.

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

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Can someone please post a gif of Fleury floundering all over the ice during the final moments?  I swear he looks like a dog that cant find his tennis ball.  What a joke that dude is.

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

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That video is friggin awesome.  Love the vibes, team looks comfortable and loose.  Keep building that cup boys, 4 down 12 to go!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/video-rangers-celebrate-game-7-victory.html

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LETS FUCKING GO BOYS!


Well said Kev, Braveheart-esque

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@DPSnotty @GiveGartneraCup @_Jack  I will be there and I will be loud and proud, don't you worry.  So pumped, LETS GO!

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I thought the PP looked pretty good last night despite no goals on it.   The last few weeks its been a joke but I'm starting to see shades of that deadly PP from the middle of the year.  Quick passes, better shooting opportunities, more zone time.


It's something AV has done well his whole career and with this kind of lineup, we need to figure it out in a hurry to make any kind of run.  

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@rstoz  No way.  Maloney never lets the game breathe.  I'm a Joe fan, through and through. Maloney is like the annoying uncle who corners you at get-togethers and won't shut up.  

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Not worried about MSL at all.  He'll get his.  As far as line combos go, we'd have so much more flexibility if Step didn't legit stink.  Don't know what happened but he's been awful.  

7 months, 1 week ago on St. Louis Hasn't Felt Like Himself With Rangers

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The teams are calling about a rental. That doesn't help give Callahan's camp any leverage as these teams aren't interested in giving out a long term contract.


I also don't like "circle back"....might be reading into it too much but that doesn't like a priority or that there is any confidence in progress.  More of a just a "here is what we heard this week" report to gain more leverage.  


He's my favorite Ranger since the 90s, but I'm starting to prepare myself.  He's gone.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Callahan, Rangers to Talk Contract This Week; Multiple Teams Calling With Interest

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@holton67I dont think its a matter of not liking him.  

I think I speak for most people when I say he's a great Ranger and has earned a tremendous amt of respect. The issue here is overpaying him.  Only bad teams overpay for past contributions.  Good teams hand out contracts based on future expected return...

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Make Two Offers to Girardi; Interested in McGinn

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I think Dom Moore has been good lately.  Well rounded game.  He's effective and sound.  I think you gotta roll with this current lineup until there is an injury or a lag in performance. 

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Dorsett On Schedule to Return After Olympics

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@mmars79And I'd like to go on record saying Cally is my favorite Ranger of the last 10+ years...

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Richards Misses Practice, Will Play Tonight; Cally Wants to Remain a Ranger

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@mmars79I agree with your assessment of the situation, and I think Cally genuinely DOES want to remain a Ranger, but 5 @5.5 is still too much.  Its what is going to happen, but 3 years and 5 surgeries from now nobody is going to like that deal


8 months, 3 weeks ago on Richards Misses Practice, Will Play Tonight; Cally Wants to Remain a Ranger

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This is sad.  These are probably my 2 favorite Rangers over the past decade.  Blue collar, team guys who show up and don't make much fuss...until now.  7 years is ludicrous for both.  I see us keeping 1 of them for 5 (probably Girardi).  

The worst part is Callahan will have limited trade value.  With those demands, he'll surely be just a rental who has been healthy half the year and is more of a leader than a "plug in skill guy" that people like to buy at the deadline.  SHIT!

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan/Girardi Seeking 7-Year Contracts as Sather Gauges Interest

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I usually don't do this but I have 2 tix to tongiht's game vs. STL and have to work late and can't make game.  I will sell them for less than face. I have tix electronically and can email them.  Section 217, row 3 seats 11 & 12 - Rangers shoot twice, TVs a row in front...they're very good seats.


Face is $76 a piece, I will part with them for $50 because fuck my boss.  email scottericcohen@gmail.com if interested.  Sorry if this is breaking some sort of blog rule.

9 months ago on Let's Watch Ryan McDonagh Drill an Islanders Fan In The Groin

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This is very good news.  I'm not expecting a stud, just a stable big-bodied presence that gets the job done night in and night out.  Great value and great fit in exchange for Del Zotto.  Good stuff!

9 months ago on So Who is Kevin Klein?

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Its simple really:  We removed a liability in exchange for long term stability with an element of much needed toughness. It  also makes a guy like John Moore a better fit as he's free to move to his natural position and gains a more sound partner, which should let him take a few more chances offensively.   


Its a strong trade for the Rangers IMO.  We're in better shape on the blueline now than we were yesterday.

9 months ago on Rangers Trade Del Zotto to Nashville for Klein

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Peace out Del Zotto!!!!  Ding dong the witch is dead!

9 months ago on RUMOR: Rangers Interested In Winnipeg Forwards

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Ugh, how does Del Zotto have 9 lives?  He BLOWS.  I'm hoping this is just showcasing to some team that he might be serviceable enough from the left side to play in the NHL....you know, if you squint really hard and lower your standards a whole bunch.

9 months, 1 week ago on Del Zotto on the Left Side & Feeling Comfortable

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@dahjayI threw my remote on that pick.  I stand by the throw.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Allen Could Make Del Zotto Even More Expendable

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@SmellyKisioExactly.  Other teams aren't going to overpay for a guy who stinks on tape.  They are NHL GM's, they know what he is.  Move him for whatever we can and get him off the books, and more importantly, off the ice.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Allen Could Make Del Zotto Even More Expendable

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I agree with the above 100%...but I'm so sick of having to coddle the modern athlete.  When did these guys get so fragile?  Nut up, you're hockey players.  Come out, play hockey and play it well and stop getting in your own heads and needing constant reinforcement for your fragile psyches. 

10 months, 1 week ago on Lundqvist, Rangers Need to Start Having Fun Again

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Oh I hear you re: Gomez, but one thing we've all seen is Sathers graduation from that mindset.  He has done a good job of erasing some past mistakes (see: turning Gomez into McD) and the Rangers - partially bc of the Torts influence - really started to alter their approach toward building a team.  I don't think we've gotten away from that, we just see a lack of effort from the guys capable of "playing the right way", which to me, is on the players themselves or the coaches.  Its an organizational thing, but I think backbone players like Cally adn Staal will be the first to tell you they aren't happy with their play this season.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Vigneault Hints At Change In Personnel As Team Holds Closed Door Meeting

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We need to unload Del Zotto for a big, bruising, rock-steady defensman.  Throw in a couple picks and don't target a guy with too much offensive upside and get it done.  We will be much better for it.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Could Bickel Be Recalled Today?

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Spazz, did you steal my avatar?  I thought I was the only one who knew where to find a NYR Mega Man Sprite....

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Vigneault Hints At Change In Personnel As Team Holds Closed Door Meeting

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We have a core of home-grown/well developed talent, a superstar goalie and a superstar scorer.  We've developed guys like Chris Krieder into of the most promising young forwards in the league and moved overpaid underperformers like Gaborik and Gomez, while holding onto most of the parts that made this team 2 years ago so effective (Prust and his un-matchable contract aside).  I don't love the Richards deal, but 1 year into it and every year prior to that he was a different player than he is today -- and Sather, who isn't to blame for his on ice deterioration, will have a buyout mulligan to make it all better.  


My point is, I don't blame the GM when guys are not playing to their potential or playing with heart.  That falls on the coaches and the players.  This team, with the personnel they have, should be MUCH MUCH better. 
Like Kevin said: There's more than enough skill in the locker room to be above a .500 team, which only proves this team lacks the proper heart and character to get the job done. Disgraceful.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Vigneault Hints At Change In Personnel As Team Holds Closed Door Meeting

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How is Sather to blame for this?  He has put a roster together that most people would sign up for in a heartbeat.  He gets the guys on the ice, he isn't responsible for motivating them once they are on there.  

That is the coaches, and the players themselves -- who somehow have escaped culpability in this.  These guys are on cruise control.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Vigneault Hints At Change In Personnel As Team Holds Closed Door Meeting

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Nash is a stud.  Plain and simple.  Love the guy.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Nash Took Vigneault's Challenge Personally

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Give it up. No productive week let alone productive decade coming from Del Zotto.  He logged a ton of minutes last night because he was being scouted, and he showed his true colors.  It probably cost us another 2 points to showcase that scrub, just move him and be done with it already.  He truly, truly blows. 

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Senators, Blackhawks & Bruins Scouts Attended Last Night's Game

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This team is really starting to put it together after some growing pains early.  Skating fast, out hustling and out muscling opponents.  We look very good. Rangers fans should be excited right now.

11 months, 1 week ago on Rangers 1, Candiens 0

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@Say my Name @Rangers_54 You sir, are correct.  Listen, hank has been great, and even the greats allow a bad one every so often...but lets not act like anything here was remotely out of line.  Let's be men here, AV has every right to say what he said....and then some!

11 months, 1 week ago on Lundqvist Has to Make That Save

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@Kevin DeLury @KreiderisTheChosenOne Exactly.  A few extra games in December and January are not going to be the difference of Hank being fit and ready or breaking down come the Spring.


11 months, 2 weeks ago on AV to Stick With 20 Game Workload for Talbot

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So true.  With Torts back there, we don't score that goal.  I think (er...I hope) we'll look back at this game as a major turning point in this season.  We have to follow it up with a strong performance in the home opener.  And we need to get healthy.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Redemption for Zuccarello

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@FREE MASHINTER @Scott_from_Jersey @IMPRISON SATHER Agreed, except we're in October right now.  Talk to me about post season success when we get there, but AV has had more regular season success than any coach in the league over the last 5 years.  I don't want to become an AV supporter on this board, but I really think there is some scapegoating going on.  The players need to play better - more of an edge, more goals, better decisions and better passing.

12 months ago on Flyers 2, Rangers 1

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@IMPRISON SATHER They won 2 presidents trophies and led the NHL in goals and pp efficiency during that time.  They struggled in the playoffs when they had no goaltending, but I dont think 2 presidents trophies is long-term under-achievement.  I don't love AV, but you cant call his time in Vancouver luck, he was the head coach of those teams... 

12 months ago on Flyers 2, Rangers 1

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I thought Krieder had a strong game.  The rest I agree with.  We blow right now.

12 months ago on Flyers 2, Rangers 1

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@ChrisP This season?  The guy can't play.  He's a joke and when he leaves the Rangers will never stick with another team...

12 months ago on Flyers 2, Rangers 1

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Great article Kev.  Couldn't agree more with this.  What we're seeing is the growing pains associated with a new system.  Its an adjustment for these guys, but it will improve. 

1 year ago on So, Why Are the Rangers Defensemen Struggling?

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This whole clusterfuck with Messier just won't die.  Its painful to watch one of my all time favorite athletes act like such a whiny, entitled, bitch.  

Hey, Messier: YOU HAVE NO COACHING EXPERIENCE!

YOU DON'T GET TO COACH IN THE NHL WITHOUT HAVING EXPERIENCE! GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK CANADIAN SKULL AND STOP BURNING BRIDGES AND LYING TO US LIKE WE'RE NOT CAPABLE OF SEEING THROUGH YOUR BULLSHIT.

1 year ago on Messier Joins Oilers Organization

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@cb1 @Free Lindberg Silvferberg for MDZ would be a dream.  Doubt they would do that.  Maybe if we kicked in a pick (which I would happily do for that)

1 year ago on Video: AV, Rangers React to 4-1 Loss to Yotes

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@TheNYRBlog @sarahlovesnyr He is.  I don't think people realize that 1 richards injury and our franchise is crippled for 6 years.  Do people know that?

1 year ago on Lundqvist Done With Negotiations; Callahan to Attract Big Offers

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