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This scrimmage lacks toughness

2 hours, 22 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Jercooks845 It's funny ... because it is true.

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

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@Say my Name Dude, crack research doesn't mean you use crack. (But I'm glad you did)

2 hours, 33 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name @LE_SQUIRREL "Group W...we know how to grab our nuts"

3 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name @IhaveawaiteratMSG Group DUBBS, KID! Representin'.

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

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@Josh-CK "Here", in the sense that he's practicing his slapshot. He shoots at the net from New Jersey.

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

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@Say my Name Sorry, I think I may have mashed up some adderall in your black coffee. Might explain this post. And by "sorry", I mean "you're welcome"

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

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@EHBIGAPPLE @ObviouslyItsANewSeason As an "amiable" I completely agree with this analysis

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

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@gravey94 @Josh-CK Yup, you, me, and that other guy are still contenders. It's hard, given how much Nash sucks.

Whoops, now its just you and that other guy.

5 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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This is tough. I'm a little old-fashioned, so I think you earn your way up. I remember commenting when Cally left that McD should wear an "a" first, and got some push-back. I'd be comfortable with either Stepan or McD, but McD needs to be taken down a peg. He's arrogant. Making him wear an "a" first is a promotion of sorts, while still reminding him his shit didn't stop stinking last year. He's developing a messiah complex, and it's annoying.

Further consideration .. with St. Louis on your team, whoever is captain would have to deal with the fact that St. Louis is, because of experience, poise, respect, and class, the de facto captain anyway, and practically a coach on the ice. Maybe give him the C as a recognition of reality, or offer it to him and let him decide if he wants to refuse it.

6 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@ktc990 That is exactly what I'm hoping. We shall see.

6 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@ObviouslyItsANewSeason We will definitely have a better beginning of the season, but let's try and keep it in perspective. I'm not telling you because of you, I'm hoping you remind ME when I get high on being up in the standings from last year lol

6 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name @omnishambles I wasn't invited. Probably because when I'm drunk I mumble about bad referee calls from 3 years ago. I get it, I get it! I'm bad company.

6 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @Sean Clark If Adam Herman is writing, it's only because he doesn't have the puck.

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

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@Gorangers0525 You guys are amateurs. The coke livens you up so that you don't pass out at the wheel. Safety first!

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

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@Bleed_the_freak  Makes sense, the broadcasting world is huMANGUS big.

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

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The fines for diving should be more than 5,000. This will not stop Cindy crybaby, or the entire Montreal Canadien team.

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

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@Josh-CK Cindy still hasn't learned. The more you whine, the more you cry, the more you get slapped. Do it until he learns. If he never learns, do it for fun!

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

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@Say my Name Your vomit is a sign that the season is upon us.

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog You can also do alternative headlines. This one could have been "pills and police; stralman drinks a whineiken; traverse the universe with your imagination because the revolution won't be televised; Stepan steps off"

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@rangersfan @scrangersfan I expect a significant decline with Girardi, might be an idea to shop him around to see what we could get. A team like the Bruins might take him, and we could get a prospect and a draft pick out of it.

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name @IhaveawaiteratMSG I admire that you didn't explode with laughter. I would not have been able to keep it in.

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name While you live life on the lam, many of the people in the small towns you visit live life by being on a lamb. Giggitty.

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@scrangersfan I think the thing with Boyle was two-fold. He quarterbacks the PP, so he replaces two players, a D and Brad Richards. Not saying I agree, but that is how it was probably figured out. Hate the salary cap, what can I say.

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name If he doesn't get 30 goals this season then I say we trade him for a cadburry bunny outfit.

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Just got my tickets. Hope to see Miller on the ice, throwing hits, making plays, and being a pest!

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

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@AnnoyingJoe Why you HEFFFFF TO BE MAD???

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

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I feel like this is bizzaro blog. Everyone is ::twitch:: psyched. This is unsettling. ::twitch:: .. feeling a ::twitch:: little ::twitch:: like my terrets might come out .....

"This team lacks touchness!"

Whew. Much better. LGR!! Here's hoping we go all the way. We won't know until we play the games, so let's get it started!

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @Sniper Turcotte I'd give credit to Renney for the better scouting and helping to change the philosophy of looking to the future. I think Torts may have stunted the growth in some ways, although he thought of himself as looking to the younger players too.

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

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@Say my Name Your sarcasm gives me a platonic thrill

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

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I've always found sociopaths highly entertaining. Well done, Mr. Avery.

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

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Let's really be Machiavellian here ... start him in the NHL, feed him the puck to score. If he scores, great. If not, talk about all the "intangibles" and "maturity" and how he "sees the ice" after every game ... wait 5 games, then trade him for a younger prospect. BOOM! Then call up Hayes, or JT.

I'm sinister, I know.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/danny-kristos-future-with-the-rangers-is-in-doubt.html

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@JoeyKocur Heard a lot during the finals about how the Rangers are fast, but the Kings were big AND fast. Ultimately willed us off the puck for long stretches. With a player like this, we help address that deficiency.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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@Tanner Glass @Ahockeyguy2 Drink your muscle milk, Tanner. Without Carcillo, there's no back-up. YOU'RE the back-up.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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For the record, though .. I'd take Carcillo back in a red hot second. This signing makes that harder, but I get it. Future prospect, rather than a one year banger contract.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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Ok, my two cents:

This revamps the prospect pool by adding a Kreider-quality player (different player but same level of promise, I think) who can contribute by late this year, or earlier, worst case next year. If the kid slots in as a winger on the third line, and has some success, it could bump either Stempniak or Lombardi to the bottom line, which would mean we have a playmaker on the 4th line, which means the 4th line would be a possession machine again. That would replace one thing that Boyle did well (he actually was a very talented 4th liner, but an insufficient third line center, IMHO) and keep our fourth line VERY dangerous. It would have grit (Glass) and talent, in that case.

Another scenario is that Lombardi get's bumped down and tutors our AHL prospects, which isn't so far off. He hasn't played in the NHL in a while, and his stats may only look good because he played overseas. Who knows how he'll readjust to an NHL sized rink, with harder hits, given his injury history?

In any case, this was a great signing.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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@Josh-CK @Snot-Bubbler Dude, I want to agree with you, but I just don't want the team to get into the habit of throwing away picks either. I think this Hayes thing helps solve the problem short term, hopefully the other NCAA guys we snatched up also fill holes.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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I'm surprised our mileage wasn't more. I guess they didn't consider how many extra miles were put in because of Del Zotto not being able to stop the puck at the blue line =)

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

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@betweentheworlds Damn Canadians, with their flapping heads! Blame Canada! The reason Edmonton doesn't log the most miles is because it's measured by gasoline, and as we all are aware, Canadian teams use maple syrup as fuel.

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

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I actually agree with your lines. You are a gentleman and a scholar. I just hope to the hockey gods that they resign Carcillo so that the line can be a puck possession monster again. Oh yeah, and because he can throw a punch.

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

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I know an excellent fourth line option. CARCILLO!!! I get nervous every day he isn't signed.

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

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@Say my Name Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a foot, so I'm pretty sure you're not giving yourself enough credit, kind sir.

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @King For Cup Richards numbers can be described using the Seinfeld episode about "shrinkage"

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

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@johnnyb3910 This is where I expect someone to put a picture of a dead horse .. calling @DP_Snotty

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

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@Say my Name I tend to be of the opinion that Stepan is a serviceable center, and will improve his numbers. That being said, I agree he doesn't dazzle, but I'm ok with it. His performance doesn't irk me. Nash's does. I think Nash should be on his own line .. in that I'd put him on the third or fourth line and let him be a beast. Let him do his back-ins, and puck craziness on an unsuspecting line and a second or third defense pairing. Putting him on the first line is folly. His type of game doesn't improve anyone else. He either backs in, and shoots, or he doesn't, and then the other team gets the puck and we start over. This is acceptable on any line other than the first.

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

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@Say my Name @rangermom In other words, "this team lacks toughness"

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @grosselk Considering how bad Zel Zotto is, I'd take them both out on the ice and make them stand at the blue line. I'd then pass them the puck. Whoever actually could stop it, rather than letting it leave the zone? Is worth the fricken 1.3mm.

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

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