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17 hours, 57 minutes 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!!!!!!

4 days, 13 hours 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!

4 days, 15 hours 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

4 days, 18 hours 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.

4 days, 18 hours 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.

4 days, 18 hours 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.

5 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@KevinTheNYRBlog You missed SMN's Shakespearian triumph on an earlier thread. It was epic.

5 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Say my Name I am worried. But I am decidedly less so after reading your post. I was in such a big panic mode that I forgot to eat breakfast. And I am NOT the kind of man who forgets to eat, mind you. My main point of concern is defense. Danny G and Mac Truck will get back in sync, not worried about the first pairing. I actually think Klein will get back in shape too, so I'm not worried about the second pairing, especially with Boyle coming back. But we do not have a third pairing. At all. Not even close.Letting Stralman walk was a huge mistake. He should have gotten Girardi's contract, and Girardi should have been traded to the Bruins for two young defenseman (they had a glut of them in training camp).

Alas, I am not the GM of the Rangers. And it's a salary cap era, so decisions are impossible sometimes. I get it. But god DAMN do we need to plug that hole on D or else we are toast. We don't even need a stralman, but a Klein-type player or maybe Connor Allen should be bumped up.

6 days, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/islanders-6-rangers-3.html

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Ok, so I nominate this thread as the greatest intellectual achievement of this blog. @Say my Name 's shakesperian tragedy, (shameless self promotion alert) my Wilfred Owen poem mangled into a hockey ode, and @DP_Snotty 'sremarkable wit ... And the birth of the user @Spoon of Nasal Merriment . I'd say we've proved our mettle. This probably has bought us at least 3weeks of apology-free fart and penis jokes. LGR!!

(seriously people, if you haven't read below, READ BELOW. It'll blow your mind .. and take your face out to dinner.)

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

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@Say my Name @DP_Snotty The absense of stRanger fan is the essence of stRanger fan.

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

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@DP_Snotty The lines are better spread out now. More streamlined down the middle. And the edges. You can almost feel it in your gumbs that these lines are better to cut our losses and re-up our winning feeling.

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

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@Say my Name Brother-in-arms! I submit to thee a message I wish you to carry to the bearers of the Ranger crest. (with apologies to Wilfred Owen)

Red lips are not so red

As the stained ice kissed by our enemies’ head.

Kindness of wooed and wooer

Seems shame to their love pure.

O Love, your eyes lose lure

When I behold Staal's eyes injured in my stead! 

Your slender attitude

Trembles not exquisite like limbs 4th-line-skewed,

Rolling and rolling there

Where refs seems not to care;

Till the fierce love they bear

Cramps them in playoff’s extreme decrepitude. 

Your voice sings not so soft,—

Though even as MacD murmuring through raftered loft,—

Your dear voice is not dear,

Gentle, and evening clear,

As theirs whom the Islanders now hear,

Now the puck has dropped and their fishstick mouths have coughed. 

Heart, you were never hot

Nor large, nor full like forwards made great with shot;

And though your hand be pale,

Paler are all which trail

Your cross through flame and hail:

Weep, you may weep, for you may not beat the Rangers.

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

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@Say my Name @IhaveawaiteratMSG You combine asininity with eruditness in a way that warms the COCKles of my heart

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

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@Say my Name Was this inspired by my penis post?

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

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@rangermom @IhaveawaiteratMSG I actually miss Carcillo as well. He brought tenacity, but not at the price of actual hockey

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

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@Say my Name @IhaveawaiteratMSG Well, truth be told, by "discard" I mean they really just sell it to chinese take-out places to use as "chicken"

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

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After an entire weekend of grinding my teeth and giving myself a migraine, a few thoughts from behind these SPF 50 sunglasses...

Glass is a beast. I like it.

The duke stays. And put him on the top line.

Stempniak, best signing of the summer.

GETS HAGZ OFF THE BRASSARD LINE!!! That's an easy one. This is when being a "player-coach" is dangerous. They lobbied to be on the same line, presumably because they enjoy popsicles together while they skip on the boardwalk in short shorts. This is not an acceptable combination. Get Malone on that line, or even Stemp. Or even a dead horse. A dead horse could at least scare people away from the net better than Hagz can.

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

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The only thing uglier than the last two games is discarded penis shaft after a briss.

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

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@gravey94 @Say my Name GIGAWATTS?! dude, that's epic. Although I don't particularly feel like going back to 1955 yet. I'm going to wait until the lizard people from the moon take over, because the first thing they'll do is ban hockey.

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

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@AnnoyingJoe @IhaveawaiteratMSG @Say my Name For your demographic, we can sell glue-on eyes and a mustache for your hand. Nothing like meeting someone new and it gets somewhere fast!

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @scrangersfan Malone has a nose for making a good play on a great line.

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

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@Say my Name @IhaveawaiteratMSG Many a fleshlight has kept a marriage together

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

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@TomDundie I like that analogy .. hockey season is like a fine wine. Well done!

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

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@Say my Name You're thinking small. The genital mitt is a constant reminder that its virtual. You need to replace the mitt with a fleshlight. Superior look and feel, and better performance.

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

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St. Louis is a midwestern team. I therefore propose that we kill them with kindness. Let's all have St. Louis specialties to eat before or during the game .. some "toasted" ravioli, and some ribs. They'll be so honored that New Yorkers noticed their cuisine that they won't see Zucc sneak between their legs and get a hat trick. LGR!!!

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @ktc990 You never know when or how lines will take shape. That why you ask Malone. He'll know ...

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

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@wherewasi I found the back of the net. There it is. Yup. Right there. Now what?

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

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@Rangeranger His jokes are on the cutting edge

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

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@Say my Name @IhaveawaiteratMSG @JMK8363 @KevinTheNYRBlog I was close .. I assumed you would make a ball joke, but I incorrectly predicted that it would be about zucc

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

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@Purinton Well, in all fairness .. he is one Ranger draft pick that actually made it to the NHL. Eventually ...

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

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The blues are no joke, kids. But everyone has early-season jitters in the cap era, nothing to worry about. We are bigger, faster, and stronger than last year. LGR!!!!!!!

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

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@JMK8363 @KevinTheNYRBlog I get my 8 balls from Malone

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

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@TomDundie I actually was able to follow this post. Awesome. LGR!!!!!

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

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Ryan McDonagh, ey? Sure y not. Hope he isn't an ego maniac, because MSL is practically a coach on the ice. And given the picture ... it's clear who the choice should have been. Step's hairline isn't captainish, Girardi's physique is similar to a starving Ethopian, Staal has one less eye than everyone else, and Marty forgot his stepping stool.

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

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So .. we got Crabbs

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

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Bros are bros. Bros make mistakes, bros forgive bro-mistakes. You do, however, owe a beer. Then you'd be making good on an already forgiveable mistake, which would be bro-tastic. Bro.

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

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Duke stays 9 games, MSL, Brassard and JT share 1st line center duties. BOOM.

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

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@Say my Name @gravey94 Vroom vroom, bitches

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

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@Craptin McDonqvist @DP_Snotty Ugh, you guys just form lines to make these jokes.

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

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@DP_Snotty [insert cliche drug reference]

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

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One note of caution .. I happen to like Tanner Glass so far, and think a bruiser who can throw hits and block shots is good to have. I do, however, worry. His performances have been pre-season, and often against AHL guys. I expect him to be slightly ahead of them, with better decisions and positioning. But only because of the horrific things said about him the last few years, let's see how he does against NHL caliber fourth lines. Then we can breathe a sigh of relief if he keeps it up.

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

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@betweentheworlds More importantly, you predicted that I would in fact lose my mind, and that the side effect of my medication would be that I would bang pots in the street while challenging SMN to a duel (of wits, of course) and have to be arrested and sentenced to Group W therapy. You then predicted that SMN would like this comment ...

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

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Anyone here remember the claymation Celebrity Deathmatch on MTV? I say we bring it back, and have the first match be Zucc versus Chara. Suggested ending: Zucc uses his hobbit powers to tie Chara's legs and arms in a knot, rendering him useless while Zucc shoots the puck at his head to take him out for good. Then a bunch of honey badgers eat Chara's body with a light Chianti.

(Remember when I used to do serious posts?)

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

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@KevinTheNYRBlog @Josh-CK try and get in the zone ... try and get in the zone .. whoops .. try and get to the zone ... whoops .. try and get to the .. OMG WE ARE IN THE ZONE! .. ohhh MAN DEL ZOTTO!!!!...ugh, 30 seconds left...back in zone .. SHOTS FROM EVERYWHERE!!! Darn .. 0-4 tonight AGAIN!

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

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@gravey94 @IhaveawaiteratMSG I used to go to the groundhog on Staten Island (huge Ranger fan) for hockey predictions, unfortunately the groundhog was murdered by the mayor of NY, who is a Boston sports fan. Coincidence?

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

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You guys are all nuts! The NY Rangers prospect pool was ranked near the bottom in all the experts ratings! It doesn't matter what happens on the ice, we are all doomed. Stop getting excited! What's that, you say? Tanner Glass showing he can make good decisions with the puck and provide some grit where needed? What's wrong with you? Haven't you seen his Steinway numbers? They're horizontal to his fizzystick ratio!! Ugh, why hire all these damn experts if all you're going to do is make your own judgements?!

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

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@Herman_NYRBlog Also .. Krug and Smith signed cap-friendly deals, so now its just the Blackhawks.

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

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@Herman_NYRBlog @IhaveawaiteratMSG A man can dream, Adam. A man can dream. But yeah, anyone they gave up would probably be shipped to the never-never land crapheapers. Hear they have a lot of cap space. Darn you, NY market! You make everything more expensive. Sad face.

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

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@scrangersfan @TomDundie @Picaz77 Better than Dorsett in the face-punching category, probably not as good in possession, and decisions with the puck. Then again, who cares? Besides Adam =)

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

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