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Johnnyb... yes, seems like you are still smarting from the HUGE Jessiman signing!  Let's hope the only similarity with Hayes and Hugh is the letter "H."


As for Kristo... well, it's like dating a woman... after a short while, you can get a sense of whether she is a keeper or not.... same analogy with Kristo... we should have a sense of whether the guy will make it or not.... I have not seen enough of him, but from what it sounds like, people are still waiting to see him sustain any competitiveness.... seems like he might be a bit of a bust... hope not... but there are a lot of AHL superstars who just could not climb the last rung on the ladder.

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

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The best thing about Kristo is his cool sounding last name.... I hope he gets a chance but he and Fast appear to be not quite capable of being top six forwards in the NHL... just too light....

1 day, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/danny-kristos-future-with-the-rangers-is-in-doubt.html

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@BringBackBeukeboom  Faster than Byfuglien.... Byfuglien is a load and it looks like he needs to take a load off when he is skating.....

2 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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This is by far the best news this summer for the New York Rangers... Hayes is exactly what the hockey doctor ordered... big, strong, tough and can score... like a well mannered Milan Lucic... he and Kreider give the Rangers a very scary one two punch... most teams just have a one punch... and he will make everyone - especially gun shy Rick Nash better... Now let's hope he lives up to his billing....


I can just see Sather with all his bullshit and the "Sather brand" selling Hayes to come to New York...


I am so excited because he is the missing piece to the Stanley Cup puzzle... with him... and an effective Dan Girardi (unlike his awful play in the Stanley Cup) we contend.... 

2 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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@Rangeranger You want to puke?!!!!

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

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Being the number one center for the Stanley Cup champions 2015 is an elite center in my book!  ;-)

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If Bourque plays like Theo Fleury then bring him up immediately.  Fleury, while unable to control his drinking was an awesome player... 

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@grosselk  Glass is a much better deal... he was not strung out and left in the cold because he sucked and had a crappy attitude... no, Glass is not Lucic... he is Glass, but at least he gets his job done!

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

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The guy has nothing to lose... if he does not shape up in Philly and play hard in both zones, he is done.


It is up to him.  He is a big boy making over a million dollars.... I think he is mature and wealthy enough to learn how to play professional hockey... If not, see ya later!!~!

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@CinciMike @JoeyKocur Excellent points!

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@kmacc85 Kmacc.... put a cold towel on the back of your neck... relax.... close your eyes and start chanting.... "I want to have a brain"... "I want to have a brain..." "If the scarecrow can do it, so can I..."lols

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

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@Say my Name Girardi is a serviceable defenseman.... he is usually solid and a plug and play guy... but he is barely a first pair type of D-man.... 


I think Staal will outshine him... Girardi is all banged up and worn down, like the tires on my car... and after his meltdown in the Cup finals, he is lucky to get any sort of multi-year deal.... 



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

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@FBKs10 FBK, I'd like to build on your post.... why not trade Stepan for Mickey Mouse, and bring back Brad Richards... then Richards can slot right back onto the first line and Mickey can be our solid second line center.... 

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

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@(Blank) McDonqvist  Blank... Hahahaha.... by the way, from a distance you look like HOWARD STERN!!!!!

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

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Scott's comment makes the most sense.... Although after Girardi's implosion in the Stanley Cup finals, I am surprised he is getting that much... he is, however, a very decent defenseman... I'd think second pairing but he is in New York, so strange things do happen....

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

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Seems that the right kind of players to trade for and draft are DURABLE players because even stars like Staal always get injured, which reduces their effectiveness....


.... then of course, the Rangers trade for them after they are injured or are too old to do anything useful long term - e.g., Pavel Bure.... Richards..... Nash..... Dionne.... the list is endless!!!

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

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..... and why is it that the Los Angeles Kings seem to have so little controversy about retaining their stars?  Did they negotiate effectively earlier on, so that they don't have to do year in, year out negotiations with the same players?  Do they create more trust with their players.... 


Whatever the case, we seem to be constantly having to negotiate salaries with our star players. 


Seems a bit too excessive.... seems like if we negotiated effectively the first time, we would not have to be "re-doing" unfavorable terms and conditions all the time...


That makes me think that Sather needs to upgrade his negotiating skills or get someone in there who knows how to do it right.

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@Billfrom Brookhaven  Now the pressure is on for Subban to play like he is worth $9.0 million per season.  Fact is, he cannot.  No one except Gretzky, Messier or Orr could play like that.


The Canadiens overpaid and they will discover this when they try to re-engineer their line up come next spring and find that the only defenseman they can add is Del Zotto or a Wade Redden type.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-to-hire-dar.html

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@KarenMaz We need HAYES....this type of young, tough, skilled player.... forget the oldies but goodies... we have enough already.

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

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@wherewasi None really, but he is worth a million at least.... he did produce when no one thought he would... he has offensive skills and he is tough around the net... something I CANNOT say about our other forwards,.

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

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Here is my prediction..... if this Hayes lives up to his hype - which he might.... and we can get him.... then we have an even better shot at the Cup this year.... we are missing just one link..... a rugged forward to take it to the net.... Nash was suppose to be the man, but he did not come through..... if we get Hayes.... and Girardi does not have a MELTDOWN like he did against the Kings.... then the Cup is ours!!!!!!!!

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There is a very good chance that Brian will be an assistant coach for the New York Rangers.... a very good chance!

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

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Shame Leetch could not PLAY on our power play!!!!!

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

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@Tanner Glass Hayes is precisely the type of player the Rangers need!  Young, tough, hungry and can score.... Tanner Glass?  A role player... not bad, not great, but in the same mold as a Carcillo, without as much offensive skills... but serviceable.

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

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@JMK8363 Perhaps Glass got more ice time and played better than Carcillo?  I just don't know... all I know is that when Carcillo was playing, except for that disastrous suspension.... he played very very well....

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Again.... Carcillo was an impact player.... he has evolved from a pure goon to a pest, to a pest who can score.... I would not write him off so easily... 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@Josh-CK McDonagh's an outstanding player, but he is not a leader.  He is a quiet introverted guy... nothing wrong with that but that is not the criteria for leadership.

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

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@Josh-CK  I don't care what he did in the past.  It's how he performs now.  We should learn from trading away fierce warrior type players who want to win.  Didn't you watch the Kings in this year's Stanley Cup, or were you following the Yankees?!

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Nice... Martin St. Louis.... no one would dispute that....


But the most incredible thing watching the videotapes, was DUBINSKY STANDING UP FOR TEAMMATES..... He stood up against Carcillo and Crosby... right in there in their face.... I miss Dubinsky... he has really emerged as a tough, exciting really good hockey player.

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

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Agree totally with BobDunne.... For all the negativity surrounding Carcillo, he came up big at times.... he had more impact than half of our team... he is not a Wayne Gretzky.... he is a player who knows how to protect his teammates and who can surprise you with his offensive prowess.  Sure, he made a mistake by trying to free himself from an OVERLY AGGRESSIVE linesman during the playoffs... but frankly that is such a minor infraction compared to the goals and excitement he brought to our season last year...


Re-sign the guy!!!  Either that or go get Big Boy trouble-maker LUCIC.... he also has a temper and can protect his teammates, but costs five times as much as Carcillo... you work the math.

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@G No choice dude... no choice... the economics/cap dictate a sub optimum solution, but nevetheless, win-win...

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@omnishambles Omni.... you really need to get a summer job!  ;-)

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Great signing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Absolutely delighted that both parties agree... This is the type of win-win negotiations we should have had with Callahan, except that his lawyer  rep is a douche.  Having said that... it just goes to show that people are generally selfish and greedy, so each to his or her own.

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Awesome... I don't like his furniture and decorations at all, but each to his own....

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

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This coming fall.... Richard's, Boyle's, Dorsett's and Pouliot's jobs are really up for grabs!


There are the favorites, but I'm sure we will hear the echo of "Clean Slate" when it comes to securing a roster spot.... 


Good luck to all candidates.... 

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@ObviouslyWeHadAGoodRun I agree with all the positive comments about Carcillo.... based on his on ice performance... that guy is better than Glass, Dorsett or any tough guy we've had for ages... 


I don't know why we signed Glass and would keep Carcillo, unless Sather wants a fourth line of Glass, Moore and Carcillo....  or have Carcillo as a back up in Hartford in case Glass gets hurt/vice versa

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@brian2686  I'm with you on this.... whether this write is is accurate or not does not matter... it is his opinion, and he is probably as right as any of those writers on ESPN.... 


When I read this, I just think of the possibilities and it sets my expectations... if the guy does not pan out, then so be it... if a guy turns out to be a superstar and we did not predict it, no problem.... no one predicted Lundqvist would be great either..... 

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

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This is excellent, Adam... thank you very much for taking the time to share this with us... great food for thought... and some interesting observations.... Please keep it coming!!!

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

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Way too much analysis on a player who is not that important.  Moreover, your interpretations are subjective too.  If you are just trying to be argumentative, that's fine.  But I suggest you get a job flipping hamburgers at McDonalds this summer to relieve your boredom!!!  Better than trying to embellish a boring topic....

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/the-clear-cut-case-of-tanner-glass-hes-not-good-at-hockey.html

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Assman.... what a nickname!!!!!  Maybe John Tortorella should have been nicknamed that?

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

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Tanner Glass = Arron Asham....


They are very very similar... maybe Glass is a bit tougher and a better fighter at this stage... but Asham in his prime was an excellent fighter...


I like the acquiring Glass... him, Carcillo and Moore form an outstanding fourth line... I like it better than Boyle Moore and Dorsett...  people underestimate Glass and Carcillo... these guys CAN score... and with a feisty Moore... I like it a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is a great thread.... keep the updates coming...


I can't imagine how difficult it is to sign Dominic Moore... his asking price is reasonable and he is a character, tough guy who is a leader and a competitor... do it Sather!  I do NOT want to be playing against this guy's heart!


Stralman is a very good player... he is worth say, $4.2 million?  Skates well, handles the puck well....


As for the rest.... EVERYONE including every member on this board, is replaceable in your job, unless you are a sole proprieter of a business without a brand name....


So, take heart.... we have a very very good coach who can make good dumplings out of sawdust.... he will whittle together whatever pieces we might scrounge up today... hell, guys.... we don't have any choice anyway, and even if we had all the superstars, it guarantees NOTHING.... just look at Pittsburgh!!!!!

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

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@fs2020 Very good point.... tell him that....

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

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Pouliot is better than Moore, but more plays a very important role....

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

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@Medvjed004   Sather himself is a dinosaur.... people hire others in their own image.... sad, really.

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

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Noooooooooo forget Yandle... Brassard is a good asset for us and we need him as the second line center!!!! 


Boyle WAS good.... now forget it!!!!


Ehrhoff sounds good... the only thing I question is the spelling of his name!!! 

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

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In general, Sather is a wiley GM... but I think he is losing his judgment... he is getting prickly and not necessarily a better decision maker... in fact, he is getting like an old bitter man....


Better give him his marching orders and get someone sensible in... otherwise he will turn into  a Gillis and really destroy our club.

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