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@Betweenthecups I believe you are right and Nash isn't all the way back from PCS. (Sorry to hear that that is something you personally had to deal with.) And it must be even more frustrating for him than it is for us who are watching him play. I just hope that what we're seeing is transitional and not permanent. Assuming the Rangers buy out Richards, they are pretty much stuck with Nash. No one is going to want him in his current condition. Better stated, no one is going to want him enough to take all of his salary AND give us back any useful players. Though, if he doesn't improve, the Rangers might have to trade him just to defuse a toxic situation with the fans and media. In that scenario, the best trade might be for another guy who needs a change of scenery.


P.S. Lucic is a goon. I said it at the time he targeted Nash's head as he drove him into the boards, but how can that NOT be an illegal (and suspension-worthy) hit now that we know what we do about concussions?

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

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@brian2686 @aTeamof20Zuccs Lighten up. There is no "All American" to make in the NHL. It was not a serious comment.


While Zucc is creating a lot more than Nash right now, I don't think it's a heart issue. Nash wants to succeed; however, his game is just a wreck. And it has been for such a (painfully) long time. So I posted a somewhat facetious jab at him on a blog. On an article that chronicled his ineptitude.


Trust me: I don't like Zucc just cause he looks like he's trying hard; I mainly like him because he produces. And I'd LOVE Nash if he produced for the Rangers; it wouldn't matter if he had the enthusiasm of a cadaver.

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

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Love this bulletin board material. It stinks that I'm not going to be able to watch the game tonight, but I'll be wearing my lucky Lunqvist jersey (broke it out for the first time for game 4). LGR!!!

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

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If Nash had a tenth of the heart of Zuccarello, he'd have made All American by now!


http://www.hark.com/clips/ygvgqymgtv-summed-up-your-career

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @aTeamof20Zuccs We'll eat 'em alive!!!!

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

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Taking my new avatar and name out for a spin (had been using "StandnHere") . . . LGR! It starts with a win tonight!

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

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@IhaveawaiteratMSG @Say my Name But who would want Nash right now? And what could we get for him without eating a ton of salary?

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

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@upstate tom Start with one win, then get greedy for more.

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

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@EquusBiz I get the sentiment, but that guy would regularly miss open nets and, in general, flub his chances. And I've had my fill of that sort of thing.

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

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@Chris M And the smugness of Kings fans who discovered hockey two years ago . . . they've been talking as if the Rangers are nothing more than a bump in the road. The fact that an 0-3 series validates that view drives me nuts.

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

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@JustinRP37 @StandnHere Just saying the result is bad, either way.

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

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@Josh-CK It is true. He is damaged goods until he can prove otherwise.

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

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@DanielDHizzyHizgilov My concern is that this is a win-now team. I'd describe the prospect pool as "middling."

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

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I don't enjoy watching Quick, regardless of whether he's playing for Team U.S.A. or against the Rangers.

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

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@DP_Snotty @DanielDHizzyHizgilov Never know what the team will look like next year.

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

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@Hotfreak @Josh-CK @StandnHere But yes, they are very proficient.

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

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@Josh-CK @StandnHere If you'd rather complain about the refs than puck luck, that's your preference.

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

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I can't tell if I'm more annoyed that ex-Flyers have burned us or more happy that they're not doing it for the Flyers.

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

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What's most impressive about the Kings is their puck luck.

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

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@readjunk Hang on, man. You've still got reasons to liiiiiive . . .

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

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I still hate Doc.

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

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They're still playing hard.

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

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@Bleed_the_freak Just make it up as you go along

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

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Anyone else notice the problem with Drew Doughty's mouth? I've got nothing here, so I'm resorting to personal insults.

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

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I don't know if the Kings have *earned it* earned it, Doc.

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

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Weakness of this team  is scoring touch (specifically: lack of it).

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

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Why pass to the guy with a defender draped all over him?

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

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Woof

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

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Greene is a stupid ginger. (No offense to the gingers out there.)

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

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Kreider does not have good hands.

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

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@Bukra! His pump-up speech is like that Netflix commercial.

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

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@Jercooks845 Nope . . . not just "happy to be here."

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

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@Bleed_the_freak I saw that. It was sadly justified.

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

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@matt1977 I would congratulate them, but they're in the middle of a circle jerk with Chicago fans. Not my scene.

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

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@leftwingbarbara I cannot believe he didn't score on that wrap around. I was cursing at my television.

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

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My anxiety level totally shoots up when, in their own zone, they try to stickhandle by forecheckers or make cute little passes. BUT, to play devil's advocate, this is one of the keys to their puck possession game and how they generate offense via their defensive plays. If they typically just made the safe play (i.e., made a hard clearing attempt, without worrying about getting the puck to a teammate), they would only be playing defense for much of the game. Sure, they sometimes get burned by opting for the skill play, but usually they don't.

Personally, I see fatigue and a good opponent as responsible for most of our goals against. (It's too bad that Kings fans are incapable of giving us any credit whatsoever.) But, given that both games went to overtime, I think it's clear that, at this moment, the teams are pretty evenly matched. Here's to hoping the hockey gods smile on us the rest of the way and the Rangers bury more of their chances.

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

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@Bukra! @Bueller Love that Kovalev was there, supporting the good guys.


BTW, I had that t-shirt, back in the day. Rocked it every other day in junior high, right before  the summer vacation.

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

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@JoeyKocur I don't mind making fun of the Canadiens or Montreal, but calling Therrien gay, making his annoying-ness about his ethnicity, or bringing up WW2 (they're French Canadian, not French) isn't really called for. Though maybe your post is facetious and I'm just not hearing it.

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

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@Betweentheworlds He's got that thing that enlarges your facial features. It's kind of difficult to look at.

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

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@Hoserhey @StandnHere The answer is Finland because both places have an unusual penchant for hand puppets.

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

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An old SAT-style analogy: "Quebec is to Canada as ___ is to Scandinavia." What do you think?

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

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Therrein is a clown. Pens won the cup as soon as they dumped him.

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

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@Bleed_the_freak  The SHG wasn't his fault, but he wasn't in great position on any of the others.

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

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Where was this urgency earlier?

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

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They might not be "great," but they are playing so much worse than they usually are.

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

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nnnnnnooooooooooo

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

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ZUCC!!!!

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

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Nice drive-by from Nash there.

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