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rangers apparently close to a 1 year deal with lee stempniak


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4 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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All the talk about stepan...here's a little perspective...last year...stepan 57 points...stastny 60 points...and he was the top UFA center and just got a 7 mil per year contract...step is 4 years younger and cost half the salary and has improved basically every season...last season...stastny 24 pts (lockout year)....step 44 pts....let's remember step is only 24...not even in his "prime" yet...plus he's an iron man who never missed a reg season game in his career....he's right there

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

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I'm OK with losing pouliot...he can be replaced...and while he had a good year on the most consistent line, zucc and brass could most likely make anyone look good...Moore is much more important to the team and if we have to break up the 4th line by losing Boyle, losing Moore on too of that would really hurt and perhaps force AV to question whether he should roll all 4 lines as consistently this coming season...not to mention he's great at faceoffs, pk and can move up in the lines as necessary for a quick fill...plus a veteran guy, welll liked and respected and a great locker room presence and fan favorite...would be bad to lose him

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

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Who has time to read when Derek dorsett just got traded for a 3rd rounder!

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

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Lol guess I was beat to the punch already...saw the comments below

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

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Dorsett to Vancouver for a 3rd round pick...85th overall

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

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Who would replace Nash and his team leading regular season goals on the top line?

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

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Lol I realized after I wrote it I heard that same thing somewhere just couldn't remember where

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

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Easy there with the language...its offensive to disgusting cunts to compare them to Ann Coulter

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

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Lol the only difference is even with that crazy long stick he's not as good defensively as zucc

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/this-impersonation-of-mats-zuccarello-is-the-best-thing-youll-see-today.html

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@iSeeAcup the squirrel will never rest...in fact i found a pic of him already practicing for next season

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

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Well maybe not Philly we haven't seen them in the postseason in a while before this year...still they suck and I hate them

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

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He will def get another contract somewhere...no question he is still an NHL player and no matter what Ill always root for the guy and hope he still has a long, successful career ahead of him

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

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I hate the business side of hockey...I respect the hell out of brad richards and he did a lot of good for this hockey team...but his cap hit makes it impossible to keep him...I'm just worried hell end up replaced with another high priced aging free agent and well all be wishing we had another buyout in a season or 2...not sure what the answer is and even worse I'm not sure if sather knows the answer either...

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

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Was truly an excellent series some of the best hockey I've watched in a post season full of tremendous play...congrats to your kings I have nothing but respect for your team...no shame at all losing to such a good team...most teams we are used to playing in the post season NEVER talk about how good their opponent was and usually end up saying the Rangers were lucky or don't acknowledge it at all...almost every kings player when interviewed made it clear they knew they were facing a serious opponent and even if the hockey pundits seemed to think the series was over before it started, the players on the kings made it clear they never thought the cup was just going to be handed to them and they would have to earn it...it was kinda strange to watch a playoff series where i didnt completely HATE the other team lol so used to seeing Philly/caps/devils/Pitt all of whom I can't stand...that being said I hope more than anything else in the world we get our revenge soon...here's to a new hockey rivalry with a team I can actually respect!

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

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Because you have a really small penis?

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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And also...garbagewater? That's your insult? You can do better than that...cmon try harder...ask your mommy for some help if you need to

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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Dude...you know you suck when even our resident troll is ripping on you....

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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Not just post...BOMB horribly with every "joke"

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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Hagelin, zucc, brass, step, mac

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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I couldn't be prouder to be a fucking New York Rangers blogger with you guys

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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Nice..my old alma mater (suco)

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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Good season...tough way to go out...deserved better...look out for this team next year....is it October yet?

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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Rangers are ahead in this series 3-2 as far as I'm concerned...the NHL should be embarrassed

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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Dammit this is really really really really good...I wish I thought of it

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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Poopsalot is really gonna have to show up tonight...

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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666...the thunder in the crease!

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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This is the best thing ever...sharing this immediately

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

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I feel the least anxiety for this game than any other game this post season...I feel the worst is over...we are expected to lose so if that's what happens...then oh well...better luck next year...I've already prepared for that reality...if they win then awesome we get to watch at least 1 more ranger game this year...Its kind of a strange feeling...but don't get me wrong this is not defeatist...I still believe...I've just prepared for the worst so I'm just gonna enjoy the game one way or the other...LGR!

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

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The rangers should change their slogan from "grab it" to "fuck it, just play"

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

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I really hate how defeated they sounded in the media interviews...Ritchie and Girardi both sounded like they were done and even playing game 4 is gonna just be a formality to hand the cup over to LA...I like hank and zucc's response though...those boys have NO quit in them...but its not good when the defacto leader seems to have lost all his fight and ready to throw in the towel...at least some of you guys still believe, as do I, until that final buzzer ticks down to 0....regardless of the series outcome, I am proud to be a ranger fan and barring any stupidity from sather I believe the team has a bright future for the next 4 or 5 years (after that looks pretty bleak though to be honest)...get rid of Richards and bring in a legit #1 center and *possibly Nash (he WAS our leading goal scorer in the reg season and missed 17 games....he may have disappearered in the playoffs but do we even make it without him?) And keep pretty much everyone else (if possible) and this team can be right back here next year or the year after....still feel we are 1 big scoring #1 center away from being able to take it all...

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

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Reading through the comments...stRanger fan trolling the islander troll is the ultimate irony...its like we've found the ends of the universe

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

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This is exactly how I've been feeling...sure the first 2 games could have gone better, especially game 2 which should have an asterisk next to the Kings W, but the NEW YORK RANGERS ARE PLAYING FOR THE STANLEY CUP! Regardless of what happens I'm enjoying every second of it...the games have been REAL good (minus the officiating) and the Rangers are proving they can hang with LA...2 shots away from being up 2-0 is hard to fathom even 2 weeks ago let alone back in october...and I still believe this team has it in them...win one game and they're right back in it...and its not like they've been getting run over by LA...the Rangers have a real chance...its not over yet so lets just hope we can keep enjoying June hockey for as long as possible and maybe just maybe I'll see you all at the parade!

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

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Nash...waaahhaaaa!

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

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They said we couldn't beat Philly they're too physical...they said we couldn't beat Pittsburgh they're too skilled....they said we couldn't beat Montreal they're too....Canadian.....but here we are playing for the greatest trophy in all sports...and they say we can't beat the kings.....its our time now! Time to prove the Rangers are for real and this is no fluke...it will be a real challenge we face a truly dangerous opponent...but we are dangerous too...must steal this first game in LA...every game is a must win...never give up...never stop hoping and believing....LGR!!!!!!

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

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He was there when they were given the prince of wales trophy the other night...if you watch the video of the presentation he's all the way over on the right, along with J Moore and the other healthy scratches

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

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alright peoples...time to raid the fridge and hope to find something good then call it a night...its been real

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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@DP_Snotty @AnnoyingJoe @Hotfreak its like when Al Bundy hit 1 million miles on his dodge

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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well we got what we wanted...best possible outcome tonight

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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@Josh-CK @StAlphonso @2LinePass do you just have a munn folder on your computer or something lol?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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@ObviouslyPlayingInTheStanleyCupFinalsIsGreat @Hoserhey 
so cow ladies cant get pregnant?....WHEW......dodged a bullet there....

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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@zuehlke @ObviouslyPlayingInTheStanleyCupFinalsIsGreat listening to doc is like a power drill to the skull...but at least he gets excited during the games...i hate the announcers who have no emotion and are monotone and when someone scores they barely sound like they care

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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@BulldogLine exactly...and theres always the risk of throwing my phone into the TV and breaking both

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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i like being able to live post with youse guys...im usually on my phone during the ranger games and its too slow and i dont wanna miss any of the game....but during any other game this is FAR more entertaining

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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I got $20 on Crawford when they drop the gloves

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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Yea me too...LA is amore physical too...we can skate with Chicago and our D can shut down their top guys

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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If this goes 7 its gonna be hard to bet against Chicago at home with all the momentum

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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Bettman is still an ass.....oh you meant what happened with Carcillo....

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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@rangermom just keep drinking eventually it will feel like a ranger game!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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@DP_Snotty @StAlphonso i made a photoshop of an LA jersey with Hanks face on it (kings...get it...) but it came out terrible so I decided against posting it and deleted it hahaha...i need better inspiration....ill have whatever youre having!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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You've won the internet...game over man...game over

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/blackhawkskings-game-6-open-thread.html

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Kevin..idiot blogger is a bit rough...idiot journalist sounds better...give yourself some credit!

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

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Bring on the cup!!!!!!!!

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

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And here I thought reason and positivity was frowned upon here!

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

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I'm nervous but excited for the chance to see the rangers close out these whiners and divers and head to the cup finals for the first time since I was 9...remember its all found money from here on out we never expected them to get this far and they have earned our respect as a team...no matter what happens this team showed heart and deserve our support all the way...the garden better be rockin tonight we need a full 60+ min effort from both the boys AND the fans....besides, the hockey whisperer told me they're gonna win and he's never wrong! LGR!

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

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If I was a habs fan I'd be embarrassed with all their diving and whining their team has been doing...its the damn ECF and they show zero respect for the game and act like petulant little children...but after seeing them throw bottles at the rangers as they came off the ice its clear they don't feel embarrassed and they embrace this childish behavior...and for that the rest of the hockey world has taken notice and there is no respect for Montreal from anyone...they are a disgrace as a franchise and as a fan base

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/john-moore-hearing-scheduled-for-230pm-league-reviewing-dorsett-head-butt.html

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Go away away away away...away

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

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OK for the third time...only a 1goal game hahahaha

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

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Like I said earlier...only a 1 goal game....

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

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@Mactavish_helmet felt the same way at first...then all the pics and gifs of squirrels made me laugh my ass off and ive been coming back ever since lol

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

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Quick pop in for the intermission...only a 1 goal game people plenty of hockey left...LGR

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

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Trudging across the tundra....mile after mile....

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

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We are ranger fans and mostly new yorkers...we are irrational, cynical and negative...but now is the time for us to be positive and support our team 100% no matter what..they deserve that from us...they have earned our respect as a team and even the most negative fan here has nothing but good things to say now...its all found money from here on out...nobody in October thought we would be 1 win away from the cup finals...hell no one thought in the first round we were gonna end up here...forget all the negativity and cynicism from earlier this season...now we show nothing but love for OUR team...let's get it done tonight boys...LGR!

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

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Listen to MMP every week..Bill is hilarious...but he picked the flyers over the rangers in round 1....almost emailed him when we won but figured it was fuitile...he's a bruins fan so what does he know lol

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

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Officially the best Ranger team since '94

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-vs-canadiens-game-4.html

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also..best part of the youtube vid kevin posted...callahan kicking that dudes ass...worst part.....del zotto

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-vs-canadiens-game-4.html

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just got a Lundqvist alternate home jersey i ordered on ebay came yesterday...first NHL jersey ive ever had...wanted one since i was like 5....was hoping it would arrive while the rangers were still playing..it came 3 days early...ill take that as a good sign and say rangers 4 mtl 1 tonight

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-vs-canadiens-game-4.html

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How philosophical

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

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First time on the internet?

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

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I hate 8pm starts...that extra hour feels like forever...lgr

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

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Have you ever seen a grown man naked?

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

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Duguay's suit is so loud Al Trautwig must be wearing earplugs...but for some reason I think its a good sign and the rangers will win

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

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Mtl is better than Pitt IMO...better D and WAY better goaltending... plus they can score...but I think AV is a smart tactical coach who knows the speed game better than just about anyone else...he's not a good motivator but he knows how to draw the x's and o's of the game..and the team has really bonded in the wake of st Louis' mom passing and the leadership really stepped up..so between the coaching and the veteran leadership I'll take the rangers...in 7....just because...that's how they do it....

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/can-lundqvist-conquer-his-greatest-challenge.html

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Fuck yea like he's all full of bologna or somethin (car crash sound)

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/can-lundqvist-conquer-his-greatest-challenge.html

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Habs? More like Habs not...am I right? tss tss

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/can-lundqvist-conquer-his-greatest-challenge.html

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I came just to say doc and Pierre just had like a 30 sec conversation about Greco roman wrestling

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

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To quote Marty St Louis...."I couldn't be prouder to be a f*cking New York Ranger with you guys"...this team all year has shown perseverance and resilience and found ways to win even when they were behind...they earned this win and deserve to be where they are...got to give credit to sather for once he assembled a great team and coaching staff and when they play with passion and execute the gameplan they are very difficult to beat...good to see him showing some emotion when they won too I was beginning to think he didn't even care anymore...credit to AV and his staff as well, after all the adversity this team faced, his calm demeanor kept them stable and righted the ship....as for the boys...they stepped up big....MSL proving why he's been one of the best players in the league for years...man that guy is intense and knows how to get a team fired up....our D has been strong and the role guys have all been excellent...have always been a fan of Boyle, and even though he struggled sometimes last year, he really had a great season and just knows what it takes to win in the playoffs...also what a goal with the assist by D Moore who has been the perfect linemates for Boyle, they just work so well together....hank was unreal and if anyone ever doubt's he is the best in the world, just watch that save sequence with about 5 min left in the game when he lost his stick and still made about 5 saves...where would we be without hank just brilliant goaltending.... and for all the crap Nash gets for not scoring, I thought he played well for most of the series.... he threw the body around, played well defensively and found ways to get to the middle of the ice and get more quality chances...less perimeter shots or just standing around...he looked like he cared but was just missing that last gear, that one more move we've seen him make before to deke a guy out of his skates...I hope he finds that extra move were gonna need it next series if we hope to have a chance...and while the pens had good possession, the rangers forced a ton of turnovers and were able to turn the play the other way all night...lots of blown chances by the pens but hard work gets rewarded and the rangers were busting their asses to find a way to win...and that's exactly what they did...no quit and the reward is a date to determine the best in the east...if they keep playing like this they not only have a shot, but us fans cheer them on no matter the outcome...these boys have heart..couldn't be f*cking prouder to be a New York Ranger with you guys.....

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

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Seeing some people with some rangers swag on the ferry right now heading home...starting to get pumped...LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!

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

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Of course but I think he adds so much to the lineup they have a much better chance to win with him...but theyve been getting their chances just bad luck and trouble finishing....a lucky bounce or two and this series would be 2-1 rangers...pens haven't been very good at all and the rangers can def beat them

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

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Getting Kreider back will be a huge boost for the rangers...even if he needs a little time to get his rhythm back, just having his speed and size will make a difference, as well as his ability to get to the front of the net, none of which should be impacted from the hand injury...plus he can open up space for his linemates as well as get his teammates back to their natural positioning making everyone more comfortable...this is such an important game and if he returns I think the rangers have a great chance to turn the series around and eventually take it in 6 or 7...the pens haven't been very good this series so a win tonight can really push the momentum in our favor...really hoping he returns tonight...LGR

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

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And hes got richie nash and hags together...does AV read this blog lol? Def saw that suggested a few times yesterday

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

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Good for av making some lineup changes after that stinker last night...hope it pays off...big opportunity here at home...get it done boys...LGR!

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

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Fast and miller both in tonight

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

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Kathryn Tappen reminds me of this

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-penguins-game-2.html

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Shouldnt that be goalie interference? Cause thats what it was last series when it happened to the rangers

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-penguins-game-1.html

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Say what you want about torts but he always stands behind his team 100%, takes no shit and always tells it like it is...it can get old after a while but I still respect the hell out of him...I wish AV had just a touch of the bravado and passion torts shows every single night...not all out crazy like torts would often display but just a little more of a killer instinct, to use a cliche overly used phrase

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/uncategorized/tortorella-scouting-report-on-the-penguins.html

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Stay positive guys and gals....all this means is we get to enjoy a little bit more hockey than the rest of the eastern conference before we move on....consider ourselves the lucky ones!

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

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Lol agreed...was fun for a min there though

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

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No worries...they shake hands if they win too

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

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The one time you actually need livefyre to not work but it just keeps letting strangers fan post...

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

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Or at least come up with a new post

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

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Dude game is over you can stop now

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

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1100 comments....id say about 550 of em are strangers fan making the same 3 comments over and over lol

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

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Heres some truth...you suck

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

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Lol was that enough sarcasm? Sometimes it can be hard to tell with just text

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

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One thing ive noticed that I dont think anyone else has....strangers fan is really fucking annoying

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

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Yea but Staal has a NTC so even if the GM would like to move him, he has to want to be traded and has to choose the rangers as a team he'd like to come to...plus we dont have many picks to give away since slats already traded all of em (well the high round picks at least)

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

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Or come here and forget how to score lol

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

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CBJ will be dangerous in the next few years...JD has done a great job with them...on another note anyone watching the min/col game? I guess stastny might really be worth it in the off season lol...hes having a good series

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

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Not to mention we have better offense than CBJ and a more veteran team that has playoff experience

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

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That would imply that he knows what a vagina feels like

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

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True..he does still show flashes that he can still play hard...it really is frustrating....I think the concussions have effected him but he also seems to need a reason to play hard...like making team canada or playing against his old team...he needs to be better no matter what

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

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I think nash hasnt been the same player since all these concussions...he may have never been a lucic type power forward like we all wish he was when we got him, and he might have never had that 110% all the time mentality, but theres no question he used to use his size more effectively and had confidence when getting to the middle of the ice...now he hangs on the boards or spins around avoiding any contact (think last game on the pk had a 3 on 2 with step breaking and didnt even try to make a play just turned around back towards the rangers zone...yes it was a pk and he was killing time but on an odd man rush you make a play or at least get it deep...and in the playoffs especially you go for the throat you dont skate back and kill off a few seconds....) to me that looks like the after effects of multiple concussions

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

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Hagelin is actually not terrible on the boards but its the decisions he makes with the puck when he does come up with it I find questionable...lot of blind passes to the front of the net right onto the other teams stick...if he could figure that out, along with his speed, he could prove to be an effective winger in this league...however as this series progresses, id like to see miller in his spot as I think he just brings a little bit more jam and physicality, plus has more offensive upside imo

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

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Id like to see miller and carcillo in today...I think they should have been playing all along they both bring a physical game sorely lacking from most of the rest of the team and miller has shown the willingness to drive to the net...my only concern with carcillo is if AV allows him to play his game...otherwise he is ineffective...however i thought he fit in well on the richie/hags line and added to their forecheck....but watching the other first round series so far ive noticed EVERY other team drives hard to the net constantly and arent afraid to take a hit to make a play...rangers spend most of the time on the perimiter, especially nash who tends to only be effective when he uses his size to cut to the middle....credit the flyers for keeping the rangers from being able to do this but at the same time the effort doesnt seem to be there...watching CBJ players try to split 3 pens on their way to the net, even though they know theyre gonna get roughed up or maybe turn the puck over, or the stars trying to out work a huge anaheim team, is exactly the attitude necessary to win in the playoffs...no fear and a belief that you can go THROUGH someone not just around them....the rangers have skill but if they dont play with that attitude theyll be lucky to escape this round let alone the next....I just hope miller/carcillo can bring that infectious energy and the rest of the team takes note...every game is desperation time, not just when youre down a game or whatever and this team just doesnt look desperate to win...lets hope this afternoon the rangers find a new attitude and keep it rolling...LGR!

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

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Happy Easter! LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!

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

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While not Kreider related I just happen to see this randomly on facebook and felt I had to post it immediately

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/kreider-still-not-close.html

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I wanted to add this and was editing my comment and guess I took too long so wouldnt let me edit it...

I agree about the front of the net though...the rangers had trouble getting to the middle of the ice all night and played far too much on the perimiter....nash especially needs to figure it out he just will never be effective on the outside...this is also where we miss a guy like cally who knows how to park himself in front of a goalie and make good things happen...would like to see pouliot (as funny as poopsalot is hes actually earned me calling him by his real name lol) get back to being that net presence he had been earlier this season but then again that line is working so maybe they shouldnt change anything

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

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Good recap....thought they were clearly the better team for the whole 60 min...barely gave the flyers anything....mcd looked a little shaky the first period but by the second period he found his game and showed why hes our #1 dman....speaking of defensemen, surprised no mention of klein...he had one shift in particular, I think it was in the first, where he made about 5 GREAT plays in a row...he was really good and clearly knows what it takes to comepete in the playoffs....also surprised no mention of boyle....hes already doing what he does best in the playoffs and that is step up big...he is exactly who you want leading that 4th line and I thought he singlehandedly changed the momentum early in the game with a big hit behind the net and a good stuff in chance in close on emery...got the quited crowd right back into it and the team looked to respond to that as well....finally hank was good when he needed to be, while he wasnt very busy he made some huge saves to keep it 1-1 and give the rangers a chance to figure out how to out the puck in the net....and speaking of putting the puck in the net, really happy to see the PP score, and to do so with style...crisp passing and not missing the net...they looked like they did back before the olympic break when the PP was just dominant....special teams will be so important all playoffs, but this series in particular as we know the flyers are going to take a lot of stupid penalties and we need to capitalize on those chances...if we continue to do that they have no chance against us and it will be a quick series...then all we have to do is hope that philthydelphia doesnt injure anyone out of frustration from getting beat so bad....I think the rangers could take this in 5....hope they prove me wrong and do it in 4! LGR!!!!

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

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Just caught the highlights.....pk subban is a little bitch that was unreal

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

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Seriously...these playoffs will have a huge impact on what the team will look like next year

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

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We will see...he seems to be unable to score until playoff time when he has scored some huge goals for us....hope he can keep that going again this year....as for his salary if he stays around what he is making he is worth it imo....hes one of the better 4th liners in the league and hes already making the ceiling of what a role player like him should make....any more and we need to explore other options

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

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Not sure Boyle gets over 3 mil on the FA market....hes a 4th line guy just no other way to spin it...hes a great 4th liner but you just cant pay your 4th liners that kind of money unless youre desperately trying to reach the cap floor

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

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Problem is the rangers may not be able to afford to give him a raise...i think he resigns for around the same money but for 3 or 4 years

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

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Seeing as sather prefers bridge deals in this situation I bet he gets offered around 3 years 3.5 mil and takes it

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

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Staal said he wanted to get his contract done this summer because he basically didnt want to go through what Cally went through

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

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Glad to see some praise for Boyle...hes been very good this year and I expect big things for him in the playoffs as this time of years seems to be when he really excels and pretty much always makes a big impact

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

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I disagree about the 4th line....love D Moore and want him resigned but him AND Boyle make that line together as evidenced by the games D Moore and Boyle each individually got moved up to the line with MSL as well as the fact both Dorsett and Carcillo have been interchangeable without much interruption of the success of that line...the two of them together have been incredibly successful

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

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Cmon boys win this one for michael strahan and the hot prom chicks!

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

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HANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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Not much I love more than Zappa and the Rangers!

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

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Lol sorry...as soon as I posted they started playing better...I think I should keep my mouth (or fingers in this case) shut lol

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

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Just adding my congrats to Zucc for the Steven McDonald award....first player not named Callahan to be awarded that honor in quite a while....so well deserved....and of course as I write this Carolina scores.....

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

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Lmao is gorilla salad an auto correct or does carcillo have a new nickname?

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

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Its ok weve all been thinking about McD the last few days no need for excuses on the Freudian slip lol

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

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Just a heads up you wrote Ryan Moore will be returning from a concussion instead of John Moore...a little tieed this morning Kevin lol?

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

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Loading much faster...only thing I'm kinda missing is the navigation links for previous and next article which used to appear under the comments....slightly annoying to have to go back to the home page to get to the next or previous article....but with the faster load times it's really not that big of a deal

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

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I understand why the move had to be made but it still sucks that a guy who gave everything for the team and literally put his body on the line every night ends up being too much of a liability for the future and then can't get the contract he deserved for all he has done...its such a crappy part of hockey and happens to a lot of guys....so with that all I'll say is I'm gonna genuinely miss watching Ryan Callahan play for my beloved Rangers and wish him the best wherever he ends up whether in Tampa or elsewhere...and a win tonight (especially with a St Louis goal or two) will really hep ease the blow.....LETS FUCKING GO RANGERS!

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers Trade Callahan, Picks to Tampa for St. Louis

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I understand the frustration...and have always said 7/7 is out of control....I just think Cally brings a lot that would suck to lose...there's a reason we all loved him for years.....all the guys who are saying we need guys to go to the net, hard on the forecheck, throw a hit, Cally does that plus play pp/pk and can chip in 20-25 goals...Imagine how you're gonna feel when that is gone and we end up paying 7 mil for stastny as a FA who never scored 30 either who is slightly older than Cally, also hasn't played a full season since his 1st year.... When he turns out to be a bust too....or we get Chris Stewart who hasn't even hit 20 goals in like 5 years..... Or ales hemsky ....this season took the whole team to adjust to av's game and I feel Cally fits just needs a chance but he missed a little time..... I don't think he's declining at the rate some people think but I can understand the concern.....it sucks hard it happened during his contract year and this didn't get done earlier...even worse it happened in the media which makes it 10x worse

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan Softening on Contract Demands?; Rangers Talk Hemsky

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I think the biggest problem with the fans here and the Cally situation and why the people who would like to see Cally back are so adamant about it is the knee jerk reactions to EVERYTHING.....oh we lost a few games at the beginning....fire av! He sucks!...oh were in 2nd place....av is just what we need!....hank wants how much? Trade him start cam!....oh hank signed and we started winning?....king hank! Oh we beat Chicago....cup run!....lost 2 over the weekend....were doomed! Lol....I get it....we are a very PASSIONATE fan base....we care....we love our team....we love our players....there are legitimate arguments to say we should trade Cally or he's not worth 6 mil....but saying fuck him and he sucks is discrediting all the great things he's done for years for this team, which is why we are even debating this like raving lunatics these last few weeks....cause he has done so much for this team....he is a big part of why this team has been making the playoffs year after year when the 10 years before that we were the laughing stock of the league....we all have different opinions and its a VERY tough situation......but to marginalize Cally and say he sucks is flat out wrong and disrespectful to one of the key players that helped turn our beloved team around after a long time of being terrible...not mediocre...but pure terrible hockey.....so please....no matter if you want him to stay or thinkbits in our best interest to be traded...show a little respect for all the years this guy gave the rangers as one of the hardest working players we've seen in a long long time....with that...LETS GO RANGERS!

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan Softening on Contract Demands?; Rangers Talk Hemsky

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Not saying Cally should get 7/7 I agree that's too much....but anyone who wants to sign stastny for 7 mil over Cally for 6 is insane

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Willing to Go to Six Years With Callahan As Suitors Dwindle

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The same people who think Cally isn't worth 6 mil want to sign Paul stastny for 7 mil in FA or think Cally for Chris Stewart straight up would be a good deal....lol

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Willing to Go to Six Years With Callahan As Suitors Dwindle

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I haven't seen anything official saying 6/6....I just checked and the latest I see is 6/5....not that that is official either it was brooksie but I think dreger was saying the same thing...but that's the point we don't really know what is actually happening its still all speculation...7/7 is too much I agree and have said it numerous times....if there really is a 6/6 he should take it....other than that nothing left to do but sit back and wait for something to happen....

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan's Agent Says Asking Price Is Discount; Two Sides to Meet This Week

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Take it easy there Skippy no need to start calling people dumb....as for saying Cally has no skill I must disagree with you...guys with no skill don't score 25 goals a season...guys with no skill don't play both the pp and pk....guys with no skill dont get named captain of an original six team and lead them to the ECF for the first time in 18 years or whatever in his first season as captain....he's one of the best grinding forwards in the entire league...He's also been top 3 in scoring for the rangers three years in a row.....he doesn't have the skill of those top guys like a Crosby, ovi, Kane etc.....and I've said numerous times 7/7 is too much for him so I agree what he's asking is too much....but to say the guy has no skill is just wrong

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan's Agent Says Asking Price Is Discount; Two Sides to Meet This Week

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But right now Cally's pending UFA status makes him severely undervalued in teams knocking on the door at this second....it doesn't mean plenty of coaches and GMs wouldn't LOVE to have Cally and you better believe they would...but why give up a roster player now for a rental when things have gone into the media that he's looking for a big time contract and he could just walk....thus no security....I agree that 7mil for 7 years is too much....but I think if he was signed in his first year of a 6/6 deal or something and was being "offered" then teams would be lining up for him right now...but that's not exactly the case...just sounds like he wants to test free agency and let the market value him

Also id think if hank was realistically being offered at the deadline and wasn't signed and pending UFA and all these talks of how much he wants, not only wouldn't there be many teams knocking either, everyone would be saying trade him get a younger goalie who's decent and costs half as much plus a pick

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan's Agent Says Asking Price Is Discount; Two Sides to Meet This Week

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Very very true....just think bueller and myself were trying to make the point those comparisons can go both ways since so many people were comparing his demands to contracts that only support their argument but ignore all the other contracts that don't support their argument

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan's Agent Says Asking Price Is Discount; Two Sides to Meet This Week

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I got ya but I disagree...I think Cally could be a centerpiece for a team...he just brings so much and is exactly the kind of player any coach would love to have in their lineup...and he's such an important part of the team look at how crazy the last few weeks have been and how rabid the fan base is when discussing him...but I can certainly see where you're coming from and I agree 7m for 7 years is too much but I'd be happy with 6 for 6 personally and think he is worth that

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan's Agent Says Asking Price Is Discount; Two Sides to Meet This Week

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Cally is easily worth 6 mil and I for one think he still has a good 5 years....6 for 6 I think would be a great deal...his injury history isn't that bad (no concussions) and are mostly broken bones from blocked shots...he also comes back from injury faster than most players...he's on of if not the best grinding forward in the game today...he is a top 6 forward (stop calling him a 3rd liner people!) Who can also play pp and pk...I do t get how people are so damn quick to run him out of town like this...sayi g he's worth no more than 4.5.....that's less than he makes now! To say he doesn't deserve a raise and actually deserves a pay cut is absurd....

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan's Agent Says Asking Price Is Discount; Two Sides to Meet This Week

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Let's not forget clarkson at 7 years just north of 5 mil and he only had 1 good year...and Ryane clowe, who I like as a player, gets 5 years around 5 mil and also never hit 30 goals and has a worse injury history than Cally (concussions way worse than occasional broken bone from a blocked shot....then gets ANOTHER concussion right at the beginning of this season....)

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan's Agent Says Asking Price Is Discount; Two Sides to Meet This Week

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How is Cally not a franchise player? Besides being the captain of an original six team, he is #6 on 2013 most purchased jersey in the whole NHL...ahead of lundqvist.....not sure what your definition of franchise player is but when people are buying his jersey more than anyone else on the team and more than 95% of any players in the NHL, he is a face of the franchise....

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan's Agent Says Asking Price Is Discount; Two Sides to Meet This Week

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Is rather have Cally than vanek...I'd rather keep the 25 goal scorer who brings so much more than the supposed 30 goal scorer (who hasn't even done that in a few years) who is notoriously lazy on defense...to the extent I saw some sabres fans saying how glad they were he is gone and called him a "lazy cancer"....certainly can't say that about cally

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Callahan's Agent Says Asking Price Is Discount; Two Sides to Meet This Week

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St Louis the player...not the team

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Boomer Esiason Hints At Potentially Imminent Trade ; Let's Speculate

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everyone seems to have no problem pointing fingers at Cally saying he's being greedy, but how about we look at some of these ridiculous contracts that were given out this past summer by these idiot GMs...Clarkson gets 7 years ~5 mil and he couldnt sniff Cally's jock strap...he had 1 good season and he got locked up long term...and he's older....Ryane Clowe, while I think hes a great player, gets 5 years ~5 mil, after 3 concussions in one year, has similar points to Cally, except penalty min which he has almost 3x as much and he is 2 or 3 years older....then gets injured again right in the beginning of the season....even Dustin Brown gets 8 years -6 mil and he only has 150 more career points in over 250 more career games....oh yea hes a year older than Cally too...so how can you blame the guy for seeking a comparable deal? He's younger than all these guys, his injuries are nowhere as severe as someone like Clowe's (concussions much different than a broken bone) plus when Cally gets injured he ALWAYS comes back sooner....plus, considering all the bitching Ranger fans did this season about how this team is soft and no one throws a hit and blah blah blah, now you wanna get rid of  the ONE guy who never stops and always throws his body around, quite effectively i might add? 6 years ~6 mil is TOTALLY fair for Cally and he deserves it. If theres anyone to blame its these GMs who hand out monster contracts to players who either dont deserve it (Clarkson), have WAY worse injury history than Cally (Clowe) or is a very similar player (Brown), but nobody here seems to think his contract is outrageous (perhaps cause we're not kings fans we dont really care...but be objective)

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Scout Blue Jackets/Panthers Game; Sabres Not Showing Interest in Callahan

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@Ted Kazimiroff who? Nash? Pouliot? Miller?


if you mean Nash then you're just wrong....led the team in goals last season and hasnt even had a chance yet this season, but still had 3 points in 2 games....how is that a big fat 0? there is no way ANY team in the NHL is better off w/o Rick Nash...he is a game changer and an elite player who can single-handedly win a game for his team

8 months ago on Nash Returns Tonight; MIller Scratched

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couldnt agree with you more kevin...excited that nash is back and really looking forward to seeing what he can do under AV now that the team seems to be finding ways to generate offense even without him (well maybe not so much the last few games)....but im concerned about him coming back for such an undoubtedly physical game tonight....also miller, IMO (and probably everyone elses opinion too lol), has been playing better than pouliot and has more of a physical edge so sitting miller seems strange...and like you said id rather see him go back to hartford if hes gotta be the one to get scratched so at least he gets to play and keep developing...after all he is only 20 years old and clearly needs a bit more time to really find his game (which has definitely been coming along considering his age...hes close but  just not quite 100% there yet)...as for del zotto, glad he's scratched another game....falk may not be anything special, but if he can hold the point and throw a hit or two, he's already more valuable to us than DZ, especially with Mac building his offensive game we dont necessarily need another offensive Dman....just someone who will play a simple game and make less mistakes

8 months ago on Nash Returns Tonight; MIller Scratched

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@Say my Name @StAlphonso Thanks! Good to be here!

8 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Fall Late to Devils 3-2

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Been lurking for a while finally decided was time to contribute. 

Felt the Rangers played a good game last night. They had tons of chances and even though they're still making some mistakes, they are often finding ways to correct them. This one comes to down to a bad bounce and a rare soft goal by Hank, but it happens. Also the usual sub-par officiating. Still not sure how Zuccarello got a penalty for getting punched in the head by Brodeur and then getting put in a headlock. Did he interfere with the goalie before that? I don't know didn't look like interference to me. Also, Stepan getting cross-checked right in front of the net did not elicit any response from the refs. I still think if we were playing anybody but Brodeur we would've won. But to be fair it was a weird night for the league in general. Winnipeg beat Detroit at the Joe, Carolina beat Colorado, Buffalo beat LA and Florida beat Anaheim. Maybe it was a full moon or something lol. Anyway I'm finally feeling like they can be a consistent team and If they keep it up like this the whole season they'll be playoff bound for sure.

Nice recap, although you wrote Marc Staal got his first goal of the season, but it's actually his second. He scored the first goal of the season!


8 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Fall Late to Devils 3-2

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MONKEY (ball) CHEEZ!!!!!

2 years, 5 months ago on Christmas Carol Part 2 - Shaq Fu

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those were some pretty bad lines but i think the worst line ever spoken in a movie has to be from Friday the 13th (2009) when one guy, while having sex with his girlfriend or whatever, says "you got perfect nipple placement baby" hahahaha....and thats after he tells her "your tits are stupendous" which is almost equally as bad....i mean seriously who the fuck says that shit?

2 years, 5 months ago on TMNT 3 Movie Review

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We got this man....we got this by the ASS!

2 years, 5 months ago on The Power Glove

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you know whats bullshit? you havent done a "you know whats bullshit" episode in months!

2 years, 7 months ago on You Know What's Bullshit? Episode 15

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well i sure as fuck know what company to AVOID whenever i need an event arranged!

2 years, 7 months ago on Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

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a critter probably bit its head off!

2 years, 7 months ago on Critters (1986)

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holy fuck i used to have this thing! nobody ever came over to actually play it though but id still set it up and just shoot balls all over the place....ok that came out wrong....

2 years, 7 months ago on Board James 4: Weapons and Warriors

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@Huloo@RolandsDell that shot reminded me so much of sam raimi's directing in evil dead/army of darkness!

2 years, 7 months ago on The Green Monster That Walked Into My House (1993)

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