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@DP_Snotty @IhaveawaiteratMSG 5 and a match penalty. I'm confused though ... if Zucc wanted to dress like an ugly creature that dives why didn't he just dress like Cindy Crosby?

2 hours, 51 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@ATCRyan He's our designated middleweight. Same reason Dorse was in the lineup. Granted, Dorse was a better possession player, but Glass kills penalties. Not sure if its related, but I'm noticing a lot fewer cheap shots and scrums after the whistle now that our team is bigger. That fourth line still needs to sort itself out though ... maybe when Moore takes it over we'll see some better stuff.

3 hours, 12 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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The only thing scarier than Zucc's costume is how shitty NHL referees are.

4 hours, 34 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Purinton @AnnoyingJoe Hamster of the NYR blog said it was "Probably the greatest toilet read in a decade"

4 hours, 36 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@DP_Snotty @J_CKfor30 I'd cotton her tail anyday

4 hours, 37 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Hotfreak @genetics73 Politics shmolitics. The only left wing or right wing there should be is on the ice ;)

4 hours, 38 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Given that I'm a hamster, I am seriously considering dressing as a human for Halloween.

6 hours, 26 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Purinton My Fenwick never fits into my corsi costume.

6 hours, 28 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@DP_Snotty One of my coworkers is fat and bald, so for Halloween, he just says he's Rush Limbaugh and that he's "been working on my costume for years!"

6 hours, 31 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Gorangers0525 @IhaveawaiteratMSG Will Smith and Carlton Banks

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

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Never EVER seperate Zucc and Brass. They're gold together. They are like all the great duos of history. Starsky and Hutch. Laurel and Hardy. Abbot and Costello. Tom Dundie and Bob Dunne .. I mean the list goes on and on.

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

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@AnnoyingJoe Make sure your league includes the kidney shots/ shots on goal stat, as well as the "making weird faces in the crease to make your opponent genuinely wonder whether you are totally crazy" stat. You won't even need to draft other players.

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

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@AnnoyingJoe Like with all his endeavors in life, SMN uses a careful balance of skill and grit. And crack.

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

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@AnnoyingJoe Did your Fenwick get hard?

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

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@Craptin McDonqvist The real question is who on this blog is our Sean Avery, and who is our enforcer?

2 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @JMK8363 @Craptin McDonqvist Your liquor cabinet wears an "A"

2 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@betweentheworlds You are softer than a soft parade

2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@betweentheworlds We are in a comment loop, the only way out of this is to ... ::gets swallowed by space time continuum::

2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@betweentheworlds The 11th commandment. "Thou shalt be awesome."

2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name @IhaveawaiteratMSG Your first drink is on me. Wait .. I wrote something? I've been drinking. You probably already knew that. So .. your name is Say my name. But If i say that, then someone will just say my name, not yours. OMG I need more muscle relaxers, less weed.


Seriously though. First drink. Me.

2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Picaz77 Matt Cooke has been neutered

2 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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And now for my serious post. 

Ladies and gentleman .. any game is set up with rules. It is also set up to encourage creativity within the game (i.e., certain strategies are conjured up around the rules). There is no excuse for dirty hits, fights, or any of the things we don't like about the game. Oh wait .. yes there is. There is an entire league set up with rewards for bad behavior. OH NO! That's BRUTAL! Well, yes of course it is, ,so what did they do? They replaced outright hero-making acknowledgement "rewards" with what economists call "perverse incentives". They kept the same regime in place, but they shifted cabinet posts.

You are no longer lauded for hard hits, you're slapped on the wrist. That gives everyone the impression that we have moved on from the 70s. But really? What does that do? It means that these cute little creampuff kids come out here with all that heart and skill and them WHAM! Some d-bag from a bad street in a big city lays a career-changer on them, which creates the need for "middleweight" players with good "fancystats". Well gee golly, the heavyweights don't play, but we need someone who is willing to fight, but still has good Corsi Fenwick Ramadan Duvali Krishna numbers.


THIS IS ABSURD. Play hockey. Define hockey first, then play it. It's either a contact sport with a bloodlust, or it's a quick witted game with high skill, and clear set rules that sometimes has injuries because of the speed and nature of play. We must choose. This in-between is literally costing people their health unecessarily, and creating confusion among the fanbase, the players, and the league at large.


BOOM. Knowledge. Dropped.


Wait .. where am I? Who the fuck are you people? MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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@Say my Name I'm still pissed at you for posting Crosby after Staal's hit. You'll make any excuse for violence! You ... just ... dont ... CARE! 


::See what I did there? It's called a callback, snitches. Group DUBS!!!!!, reprasent! Or whatever the kids say!::

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

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See ya at the game, Kev.

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

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@gravey94 @allagash These are all distractions meant to divert our attention away from the lizard people on the moon.

3 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/breaking-news-anthony-duclair-only-owns-one-shirt.html

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I have it from a good source from deep within the Rangers organization (and when I say deep, I mean this guy knows what color Glen Sather's underpants are RIGHT NOW) that the shirt is actually made from a particularly rare variation of plastic fabric that is symbiotic. The wearer inherits special powers of speed and skill. It also self-cleans, so laundry not necessary.

I'm now investigating the Brad Richards angle. Another source said Brad inexplicably stopped wearing it in the Stanley Cup Final and left it in his locker.

3 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/breaking-news-anthony-duclair-only-owns-one-shirt.html

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Kevin Klein was in beast mode all night. He was visibly disgusted the first two periods and was trying single-handedly to keep them in the game. Really loved his effort last night.

Nash - was Nashty. Me likey.

Kreider is big, and he's fast. This stuff happens. But God forbid a similar call ever be made on someone playing the Rangers. Witness Stepan getting elbowed all last year, Nash getting his concussion, I could go on and on about non-calls.

Regardless, great game to watch as a fan. This team knows how to persevere.

3 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@4tonynoluck @Purinton The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of a soft cap. I'm sick of subsidizing sub-par idiot teams in deserts or nascar land to overpay what should rightfully be our own people

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

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@gravey94 @IhaveawaiteratMSG from rawcharge.com

"Somehow, Anton Stralman came out of this game unscathed -- he was the only member of the Lightning with a positive goal differential (+1) and while plus/minus is largely pointless it is notable here when the Bolts gave up 7 goals and every other skater was negative. That signing looks better and better as the season goes on"

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

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@gravey94 I know you're kidding, but I would rather have kept Stralman. I think the Rangers want to keep Staal, it's just a question of numbers. I think he's a creampuff after his injuries and is a high risk long term signing. Had we kept Stralman, we'd have a hip-check expert, blue line stalwart with excellent neutral zone play for at least the term of his contract. But as I always say .. I'm not the GM.

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

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I'm really beginning to think I can't evaluate this team fully until Boyle and Stepan are back. We have too many issues that I think would be adequately addressed once they come back in the lineup. Namely, powerplay limpdick syndrome, defense depth issue, and center issue. I also think our penalty kill will be better with Step, as he effectively closes off passing lanes. I like him, but Glass doesn't shut down lanes like Boyle did.

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

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@omnishambles alternatively, you can be the confused face of Zucc, nearly naked on a bike. And it has the added convenience of being right here on this thread.

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

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@Say my Name You know... I used to respect you. But this? This is too far. Was it really necessary to publish the photo of Cindy Crosby's pre-surgery photo after Staal's cross check all over this blog? Like ... what ... his feelings are somehow funny to you? Unprofessional dude. Unprofessional.

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

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@Hotfreak @Say my Name @omnishambles new user name might be necessary Thoushaltclearthycrease

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

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@omnishambles Whatever you do, don't be that stupid NY hamster in the phone commercials. Only a complete toothless d-bag on cheap crack would do something like that.

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

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@Craptin McDonqvist Well, now that you've seen my face ...

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

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Letting the freak show run itself? I'm not playing your game! This is blatant manipulation! I WILL NOT GIVE IN OR FREAK OUT! He said ... as he gave in ...


::sips some of @Say my Name 's crack flavored kool aid while talking to an imaginary homeless person::

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

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@Hotfreak Much like Tommy and Gina, I will not back down, because the devils are living on a prayer.

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @genetics73 Seriously? really? Why does this always have to happen? I'm not WHINING about WINNING! Well ok, I was whining a little. for like, 2 and a half periods before they flipped their kill switch and decided to play hockey. Thanks for keeping them honest, bro.

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

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Dear Devils ...

Go back to hiding under a boardwalk and dancing to Bon Jovi's shitass music.

Without Love,

Ranger Nation.

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

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Kostka costs less because he coasts callously

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

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@gravey94 @BringBackBeukeboom You joke, but in some ways it actually is Del Zotto's fault. He never lived up to his "puck-moving defenseman who can still shut down opponents" hype after that one season, so we had to move him, which then created the need to overpay Boyle, which then cascaded into A COMPLETE DEATH SPIRAL!!!!!!

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

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Yano, I really love this blog. With any other blog, I read the writer's stuff, then ignore the comments section, or just go about 2-5 deep. With this blog, I start all the way at the bottom no matter how far down, and scroll, scroll, scroll!

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @Scott from SEC 224 I await Miller's return, so that I can see how he responds to being made redundant. That will help determine whether or not he gets sent down

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

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@gravey94 From my standpoint, Malone was doing a lot of the "little things" very well. I noticed at least three or four times where I told myself "wow, we need that guy to be around more." As a fourth liner, he adds a little bit of the pizzaz we are missing from last year, and the fourth line was better at possession this time around and I credit him for that. Dorse/Carcillo, D. Moore and Boyle were good, I think Malone adds back some of what we lost with Boyle (good instincts and occassional playmaking) but with better physical presence, net- presence, and grit.

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

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Was at the game so I didn't hear any MSG commentary or post game except yours, my observations:

- The Duke was robbed on a bad whistle to end play while Khodobin didn't have control of the puck, and Staal got three undeserved penalities. In fact, the officiating was so terrible, it was hard to comprehend. Hopefully, given that he lead the game in penalty minutes, this gives him some street cred and no one will concuss him?

-The lines looked ok, but there needs to be something more permanent. Zucc, Brass need to stay together, and I'd shift Hayes/Stemp on that line. Duc stays on top line, mistake to put him on the 4th, unless you're trying to teach him how to grind.

-Only caught the ranger D out of position 3 times, nothing major. Hunwick was adequate.

-Our power play is more limp than a flacid 109 year old shaft, and it stinks more than said shaft's cheese after a wild night at bingo on a non-shower day at the residence.

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @IhaveawaiteratMSG You missed the cleanup in aisle 4. Apparently there was some oatmeal that came out of a dog's ass.

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

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