Die Hard Ranger fan now in LA (unfortunately). Gartner's mustache was awesome....
Appreciate what you are doing keeping the blog alive, but friendly criticism on these game recaps: I'd rather read your opinion than a play by play of the game. Kevin used to do it and, even though I didn't always agree with him, I really enjoyed hearing how a fellow fan saw the game, the players, the ups the downs, etc. Just my two cents... take it with a grain of salt.
1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Yandle on the trading block again. Staal's cheaper replacement? Probably have to give up a couple blue chips but we are overloaded on the wing as it is. I just don't want them to resign Staal, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON"T RESIGN STAAL!
5 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Please tell me that lineup is a guess. Id' rather play shorthanded than have glass on the ice
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I remember last year this early season Detroit game being a huge win for the Blueshirts. They showed heart and determination for the first time in an otherwise uninspired first month of the season and an incredible pass by Poops to Brass in OT secured a well deserved win.
Let's hope Detroit brings the best out of our boys in Blue once again. LGR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@leftwingbarbara They have to trade Staal. Don't make Girardi mistake 2.0
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I don't get it.... how does an organization have statistics like this available and still let Stralman walk and resign Girardi to that ridiculous contract! AHHHHHHHH!
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Really prefer this post-game analysis Neil. Way better than the play-by-play. Didn't get to see a lot of the game but still appreciate your opinions and thoughts more than a summary of the events.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Say my Name SMN, I definitely agree with you that Rangers brass has to start thinking outside the box going forward. I look more at Staal and Hags then I do at Kreid's though, who still has a year left on his bridge deal. I think the cap is the key here. Are you going to find a better value than kreids that someone is willing to trade away? Whereas Staal, and the contract he's going to receive, are really the greater risk. People tend to place too much importance on "character" and "experience" instead of projected value. Why not trade your brand name all-star "Staal" to Carolina and try to get the under-the-radar Sekera back (who will receive a more Stralman-like contract)? The Rangers have to be looking to cut ties with players who have plateaued or headed towards the twilight of their careers instead of returning to mistakes of the past (cough. cough. Girardi).
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@J_CKfor30 Scored a goal in that game too. pretty awesome.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Neil! Appreciate what you are doing keeping the blog alive, but friendly criticism on these game recaps: I'd rather read your opinion than a play by play of the game. Kevin used to do it and, even though I didn't always agree with him, I really enjoyed hearing how a fellow fan saw the game, the players, the ups the downs, etc. Just my two cents... take it with a grain of salt.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Say my Name @GiveGartneraCup @betweentheworlds I am an angry Stanley-Cupless, mostache-wearing, perv
@betweentheworlds @Say my Name @GiveGartneraCup So only AV will get it, since Glass has clearly been sucking his cock since he arrived
@betweentheworlds @GiveGartneraCup Sather! BOOK A TICKET TO SIERRA LEONE STAT!
Anyone have any idea how long it takes to get over the mumps?
IF Glass gets back in the lineup after these two games I officially give up
@J_CKfor30 @NYRblogneill @GiveGartneraCup Fair enough. I didn't even think of how that would effect the third. And there is very little chance AV plays three rookies on the third line
@J_CKfor30 Hope so too but I think it'll be Hags.
Glass out again!!!!!! Christmas came early fellas!!!!!!
@AnnoyingJoe Or rangers fans outside restaurants
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@J_CKfor30 ya.... but he taps his stick the loudest when someone scores... so there's that
Boyle should get an assist on that goal
@DP_Snotty @J_CKfor30 He hid after the Tampa game
Wow! Dom Moore. What a play in front of the net
I love Hayes on the penalty kill... Big body. Reminds me of Boyle last year... hopefully it'll lead to AV seeing less and less need for Glass
@Hotfreak Giroux is a fucking dirty player behind the play. He probably did something to Dom to set him off
Fuck-ya Boyle! That's what we got you for!
So let me guess... the game actually starts at 1:30 not 1 pm. I fucking hate when they do this shit. I could have run out for lunch. Now I'm stuck here listening to Milbury puke up hockey talk
@J_CKfor30 He's been a shell of himself since the suspension. Hopefully he'll learn consistency by the end of this season, so he can be a menace for opposing defenses in the playoffs
GLASS IS OUT! GLASS IS OUT!!! GLASS IS OUT!!!
I will be Thankful when Glass sits.
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Oh Yay! Both the teams ahead and behind us had 3 point tilts tonight. YAY YAY YAY!
@Say my Name @GiveGartneraCup Ok. Fair enough. But what is the one thing AV hasn't tried with his lineup? He's miexed and matched the lines until the cows come home but what has been the one constant? What is the definition of insanity?
@Say my Name Come on Say My Name. I usually agree with you but what is Glass giving you? did you see Morrow take a run at Moore while Glass was on the ice? Did you see the turnover? The missed assignment? The missed pass in the slot with room to shoot? If you didn't see that, will you look at statistics? Lack of points? Possession numbers? And don't tell me the 4th line doesn't matter. The NYR made it to the stanley cup finals last year on the strength of their 4th line
Kreider got outplayed by Stralman all game. He needs to become an elite winger for us to do something this year.
@Bleed_the_freak @GiveGartneraCup Hags was playing for him towards the end of the period
Please AV! PLEASE! SEE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE SEES! GLASS HAS TO SIT! He cost you THREE FUCKING GOALS!
Nash just went into Beast mode. He has been a different player this year.
I will take a fucking Blind stempniak over Glass in the lineup on Friday
IS AV KIDDING ME WITH THIS FUCKING TANNER GLASS BS! Missed Cally on the third goal. Missed a perfect pass from Hags for a shot in the slot which led to a TB breakout afterwards, and then this bull shit turnover that led to a goal. ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? WHO FUCKING THINKS THIS GUY IS STILL WORTH SHIT?
Gotta Love Buccigross... his plea to Tampa fans to cheer, not boo, Martin St. Louis at the very end of this weeks "Inside the NHL" is priceless...
Would love to see Marty put up two points tonight to reach 1000 and help the Rangers win... LGR!!!!!
@J_CKfor30 Also, if you look at this previous Prout vs. Lucic fight, you can see Lucic didn't wait for Prout to be ready. So why the fuck should Prout wait?
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Ahhh! Why do you guys want to do this... WE HAVE TO RESIGN HIM EVENTUALLY!!!! Giraridi made ONE all-star team and look how overpaid he is!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Giroux def not 100%... he either is dealing with the back or still has DZ's favorite dildo stuck up his ass
4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Got fucking DAMMIT! CAN GLASS HANG ON TO THE PUCK FOR MORE THAN 2 SECONDS?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!
COME ON STEP! Strong on your stick in the D zone...
All hard work by Zucc setting that up! He's playing well just not racking up the points
Anyone have any idea how much Casino night tickets typically cost? I know it's not until March but I want to price it out now to see if I can afford it