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@gravey94 Who fainted at the sight of the needle?!?
3 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@ktc990 I like it, but the potential defensive gaffs by the 3rd line with two youngsters could be costly!
@genetics73 probably the geriatrics...
3 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Josh-CK You have to assume that MZA will be getting 5-5.5 especially if he hits the 70-75 point range that I expect...
My predictions for opening night:
Nash - Step - MSL
Kreider - Brass - MZA
Hags - JT/Lombardi - Stempniak
Malone - Dom - Fast
13th (press box) Glass and dark horse Haggarty/Hayes but I suspect both will get a little time in the AHL before being called up.
oh and barring injury etc I expect MZA and Step to both hit the 70-75 point range
3 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@KevinTheNYRBlog @johnnyb3910 With absolutely no hope of anyone picking him up on waivers even if we could send him down!
@KevinTheNYRBlog @AnnoyingJoe @ATCRyan I think it highlights the fact that we will be hard pressed to keep all of the UFA's and RFA's come next year (as every year in the cap era) and there will again be some significant changes coming... Slats will have to make some hard choices, but with the numbers being tossed about and unless the cap goes up considerably I don't see how we will be able to retain everyone assuming we actually want to. Remember the goal is to improve not stay at a status quo. What is the direction that the team wants to take? Invest in aging defensemen or younger playmaking forwards? Also with some younger guys in the pipeline knocking on the door it opens up the the very realistic possibility that one or two stars may not be with the blueshirts going forward. I suspect that many will continue to question the G and Glass contracts especially in light of what Step and Zucc will be commanding come next off season. I suspect barring injury etc both will be knocking on the 70-75pt door. I suspect Zucc and MSL will both end up taking team friendly contracts in the end, but don't kid yourself into thinking they'll come cheaply.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
So Kevin is about to put his man crush curse to work on Paxton... Ah well, maybe that makes Mcclrath safe?!?
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
It seems unreasonable and VERY short sighted that ALL these parent teams can't get on board and offer at least a live audio stream!
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@scrangersfan @JMK8363 unfortunately based on Glass's contract you have to assume he's going to play unless injured... I hope I am wrong, but I suspect the Glass contract will be the worst signing going into the year
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I am a little surprised, but it adds a solid 13th forward and takes a little pressure off of Glass. Its low cost and if he really has cleaned up his act as one has to hope he has especially with the other players supporting him. Better he rotates in the press box than a youngster who can benefit from playing in Hartford.
The challenge of the cap era - deciding which stars to keep and what youngsters to count on for future growth and performance... even with the cap going up I suspect keeping everyone even if thats what management wants will be difficult! The reality is we are fairly heavily loaded on D and with several youngsters in the pipeline can we justify keeping too many high priced veterans on the blue line. While I won't be surprised if a contract is signed with Staal, I also won't be surprised to see a potential trade to shore up the centers or to simply dump salary and allow us to sign / retain other needs.
@IhaveawaiteratMSG @scrangersfan Also allows for the growth of some of the youngsters with even lower cap hits
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Kevin was that a bash on Nash?!? Just because he's showing up belatedly with Glass doesn't mean they are best buds... They could both be team leaders in scoring this year! Ok, never mind I woke up what a nightmare!
Oh and it won't happen, but MZA for an A!!!
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Iron Mike Mr. Strawberry....
@greggray24 @johnnyb3910 I WISH that getting MSG was an option!!!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@greggray24 @Bukra! is that near Balllmer?!?
@pkh33 @JMK8363 Thanks!
@johnnyb3910 @JMK8363 Thank you!
@ColoradoMark Thank you!
Side note does anyone have any experience with NHL Game Center vs Verizon Fios center ice? I have had center ice (I live in the DC area) and the HD coverage is spotty and I am often stuck with the other teams feed even at msg!! I have an apple iTV and it offers NHL Game Center, but not sure of the cost or coverage etc. Any insight will be appreciated. Thanks! LGR!!!
Awesome news - by all appearances it sounds like he's slotted in to start with the team out of camp, but remember so was Kreider last season... I hope he can make the consistent jump! LGR!!!
@gravey94 @JMK8363 is that the kiss of death to a pro career?!?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@gravey94 Don forget Mcllrath....
@KevinTheNYRBlog You dreaming of Mash, or drowning your sorrows over Glass?!?
@JoeyKocur I think Slats got rooked!
AV didn't trust Glass enough to roll 4 lines in Vancouver WHY on earth would he want him bad enough to have slats OVERPAY soooooo drastically fro the statistically worst player in the NHL?!?
Can we get Mash back (Ok that was for Kevin)?
Carbomb signs a PTO with pissburgh...
@IhateGaborik @Josh-CK At least Kessel puts the puck in the net!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Kevin I am impressed, I know how hard it must have been for you to write this article... I mean who doesn't enjoy a good Nash bash now and then?!? Does this mean that all the hate falls exclusively on Tanner Glass?!? I jest of course and agree wholeheartedly that fans must support their teams good and bad! You have to be supportive and wish the individuals on the team the best whenever they play no matter how much you may not like them personally, wish that they would be traded, or simply retire. They are OUR team and only we can bash them seems counter productive at times however entertaining in the midst of our armchair GM / coaching. I remember vividly watching the dismay on Kelly Kisios face when he was being announced / interviewed and the opposing team came the ice behind him and the Garden was drowned with boos. I can only imagine how hard it must be to drown out the outside noise especially when a player is struggling.
I have been a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan and yes I know BILL's stands for Boy I Love Loosing Superbowls with that being said I will ALWAYS be a BILL's fan (let the ribbing begin). In the early 80's when we got MSG in Ithaca I quickly became a Rangers fan (Sabres games were always blacked out etc). I reveled in the Olympic stars Leetch, Richter, and Granato coming in and suffered the hazing of my friends at Univeristy (I attended a Canadian school my freshman year) and have and always will be LOYAL to my teams no matter what. I live in the DC area now and have to suffer with the Deadskins and Craps fans, but come hell or high water I stay faithful!
LET'S GO RANGERS!!!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I understand the older guys and family men prefering to spend time anywhere than on the ice in NY, but the young guys and the new guys you'd think would want to do what Hayes said: meet the staff, get used to the facility, and meet a few of the team so as to become better acclimated prior to the stresses of training camp.
LET'T GO RANGERS!!!
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
the banana hammock is a bit much...
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Don't forget Zucc will be in the 5.5 range...
Slats responds to Adam pretty quickly!
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Josh-CK @IhateGaborik Nash should be on the left of either Step - MSL or Brass - Zucc!
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html
@Josh-CK only concern is the defensive responsibilities of the 3rd line....
@SpazzBrown @JMK8363 The squirrel gets much love!
I agree he's made some good moves recently, but is it a case of a blind squirrel getting lucky, or has he finally learned how to do his job?!? How many years of his tenure in NY can you honestly say slats has done a good job?
Kevin - where is all this slats love coming from?!?
We can only hope!
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Wow how to make me want to start drinking at 9am!
Hey Kevin your mets need to step it up!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
The return of delzaster!
Maybe he just got fed up with the hypocrisy of the department...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Isn't that short for dick with ears?!?