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I, for one, think that the cap is partially unfair and let me explain my reasoning. Depending on what state you are in, taxes are different. In Texas there are no state taxes but there are in NYC. My point is, when it comes down to dollars and cents the markets that have no state taxes have an advantage because they can sign a player for less money saving cap room under the idea that they will pay no taxes. So $10 million in one state can be $7 million in another. Also, the cost of living in NYC is so much higher than say Tampa Bay. I wish the NHL would structure the cap in terms of the market and state taxes.
5 months, 1 week ago on Lundqvist, RFA Talks This Weekend; Clowe Willing to Take Paycut
Wait. Staal's status in doubt? As in it's doubtful he'll play next year? Me no get. Help small mind.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Whitney, Hainsey or Zidlicky Could Hold Some Appeal for Rangers
@PenaltySh0t While I don't really disagree here there's gotta be something said about Messier. From what I read, he changed the way that the team went about representing themselves and the organization. Spending all that time playing and being a captain he's had to have learned what it takes to coach. Believing in your leadership makes players better just like in business. Work for an crappy boss and the work suffers. That being said, if he does get the job and they don't win immediately then there's a risk that The King leaves but that's a risk with not winning anyway.
6 months ago on Eakins Ready for Leap to NHL; Vigneault A Good Fit for Rangers
Pay zero attention to any of Raissman's articles. The guy is the gossip queen of NY sports. His old, tired antics are there just to try and get people to click on his articles. Seriously fart joke reporting.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Keep An Eye on Torts/McGuire Interview Tonight
I never pay attention to the lines because they will be changed w/in 3 shifts. HA! Let's go Rangers!!
7 months ago on Rangers vs. Capitals (Game 4)
If anyone forgets how great of a guy Torts is, go watch the HBO special from last year. The guy is a class act and although he give off a crappy persona through the NY media, he really cares about Rangers hockey and the fans. I go crazy with his line changes and his tight offensive scheme but that's his style. The personnel changes with the kids I'm sure come from not only Torts but his staff. The kids will be fine.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on The Torts Fist Pump!
@Melissa (blknblueshirts) Thanks Melissa. What a shame. Years of earning a very good living down the drain. Hopefully he comes out of it, it took Crosby a while too.
8 months ago on Rangers Offended By Maple Leafs Showing Sauer Concussion Video to Pump Up Crowd
Is Sauer done? Any news on this guy?
I think this trade had to be done for all the right reasons. For one, the Rangers need cap space for next year to sign all of our core guys. This team is being built around the kids, Nash and The King. Stating the obvious. From what I read about Clowe, he's a solid player that will fill the areas not on a stat sheet and we'll need room to sign him.
I really like Gabby, he carried this franchise for a few years and after watching the HBO special I thought he was a pretty good teammate. I'm sure he'll score a ton of goals against the Rangers but this is more about a full season and what needs to be done to make this team great with this core. I think the Rangers are on the cusp of the Yankees run when the Core Four starter their magic in '96. Girardi, McD, Staal, MDZ, Stepan, Hags, Kreider, Miller, Cally, Clowe, Brassard, Moore, McIlrath(?) and the King. Not too shabby.
I don't think anyone would be surprised if Richards gets bought out through amnesty but if he can be Richards of old then it only helps this team.
Love this blog, love Rangers hockey. Go get 'em boys!
8 months ago on Marian Gaborik Will Be Missed
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Breaking: Rick Nash out of lineup tonight, team says. Both Kreider, Mashinter in. Lundqvist in goal
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers vs. Canadiens (Game 15)
Nash out of the lineup. Ugh.
@KevinDeLury That's what I love about this game. It's about respect, honor and the players keeping things in check. It's not about trying to seriously hurt someone and ruin their career.
10 months, 1 week ago on Rangers 2, Flyers 1
You can't leave! All the plants will die! Seriously though, I'm sure it's a pain to keep this blog rolling but don't shut it down when the Rangers are on the cusp of something great. We, as Rangers fans, have been waiting for this moment for years and you should be in the middle of this the whole time. I understand if you stop and I hope you reconsider but thanks for all the work.
1 year, 5 months ago on TheNYRBlog Taking a Break...Maybe for Good
Beckfan5 Completely agree and I'm usually on board with getting big time players but it's just not about Kreider. It's about long term plans and signing the players we have now who will be FA's. As Ranger fans we've waited a long time to see this plan come to fruition and giving up cap space will kill all that's been built. I guess I see getting Nash now and riding Hank for the next 3 - 5 year before he starts to decline but I'd like to see how far we can go with Step, MDZ, McD, Hags and guys like Kreider and Erixson.
1 year, 9 months ago on Trading for Nash Means No Parise | February
There is no way the Rangers get Parise. It's just not going to happen - he'll stay a Devil. Trade rumors sell papers and lead to web clicks which leads to ad revenue and sales. It's as simple as that. I do not believe that the Rangers will make a move for Nash and they will stay the course with youth surrounded by a veteran presence and role players. We could have a Parise/Nash player in Kreider at a cheaper cost for a long period of time. Don't believe the hype it's a sequel.