Die Hard Ranger fan now in LA (unfortunately). Gartner's mustache was awesome....
Speaking of Nash... looking back on that trade, both Arty and Dubi have more points this year than Nash.... Oy....
16 hours, 11 minutes ago on Tying Up St. Louis for Callahan Loose Ends
Honestly, I would have rather Traded Cally for Stewart straight up than this. Too many picks and it just made the team even smaller and softer.
1 day, 15 hours ago on Rangers Trade Callahan, Picks to Tampa for St. Louis
I can't believe they gave up a 2015 first rounder. That's supposed to be the deepest draft in a decade!
Cally needs to look at the long term reality of this. He is throwing away the chance to be a NY Legend and have a career for life with MSG for a few million dollars more. Just the amount of money he'd save never having to pay for a drink again in NYC if he wins a cup would probably make up that difference...
1 week, 2 days ago on Report: "99 Percent Chance" Ryan Callahan Is Traded ; Newest On Girardi Situation
@PATR2014 Hope you are right though....
1 week, 2 days ago on J.T. Miller Called Up... Again.
@TheNYRBlog @PATR2014Dregger and McKenzie say 99% sure Cally and G gone... http://www.tsn.ca/videohub/?collection=72&show=297167
Say My Name, you know we agree most of the time, but I think this article is very misleading. I whole-heartedly agree that an aging "character"player with an expiring skill set is not worth a long term commitment with high end money (which I think is what you really want to say). Yet, the generalization that you can build a team on skills alone is similar to likening our sport to Basketball or Football where an individual superstar can win a championship. I never want to be associated with the arrogance and lack of integrity that exists in other professional sports. I always want to believe that a player with heart/character has that X-factor that great hockey players need in order to win. The best metaphor I can think of is a conversation I had with my step dad, a US Army Veteran. I once asked him, "what branch of the military has the most dangerous/lethal officers." He said "they're all lethal". I said, "well which one would you least want to see in a dark alley" He said "a Navy Seal". I asked why and he said "you can stab them, shoot them, break all of their limbs and they'll just keep coming. In order to stop them, you have to kill them." That never-give-up nature is what you need when you're in the trenches. Call it competitiveness, call it determination, call it tenacity, every truly great hockey player has it 100% all the time. Skill set will only take you so far. Take it from a kid who played with one of the most talented young players in the US. A kid they called the "American Gretzky" (Rob Schremp) who now plays in Europe because, as I noticed when we played together, he would let his frustration get the best of him. He'd give up on games. He'd give up on plays. He'd even give up on teammates. You cannot build championships with a person whose not willing to walk through fire to get the job done. Hockey is a grueling, ferocious and painful sport. Every player needs character to win. Some have to be taught it, others just have it. And the one's who have it, hopefully pass it along...
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Do the Rangers Need to Exchange "Character" for Skill?
If they had won last night they would have been TIED FOR THIRD IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE!!!! Fucking a
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Rangers @ Penguins (Game 59)
wow... i didn't think Id ever say it again... But I love Brad Richards
What a pass by Stralman to get that deep and not take an icing... too bad we couldn't capitalize
Dont forget Stralman. Everyone always overlooks stralman!
thank god Brass and Zucc are RFA's
HAHAA FUCK YOU PENS!!!! TASTE OF YOUR OWN GODDAMN MEDICINE YOU WHINY CHEATING BITCHES!
THIS TEAM IS SO FUCKING CHEAP! THEY PLAY BULL SHIT HOCKEY! I FUCKING HATE PITT
Stralman is so good!
Biron does the replay analysis cause Micheletti is too dumb to realize it's not live
It really should be someone that doesn't have to be corrected by Sam every two minutes