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I was very young when they won in 1994, but you can be assured I remember where I was sitting at my house and what that room looked like, along with the old cablevision tv box. I also remember my dad not being home for my birthday that night. Yes, in 1994, the Rangers won the cup ON. MY. BIRTHDAY!!! In all fairness though, a business contact of my dad's gave him two free tickets to sit center-ice at the game. I don't really blame him for not being home. 


Call this the kid in me needing to think this came from somewhere, but I still believe to this day, that this was a gift from above from my grandmother, who passed away just months before on January 1, 1994. Even though many obviously never knew my grandmother, the 6-year old in me that will always live on in me (till the day I die), says that the Game 7 win on my birthday was a gift from my amazing grandmother. 

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

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I've watched this replay a few times. I orginally thought him getting tripped up caused it, but I have a new thought which I think make a lot of sense. 


When his leg got wacked, I think he had a bit of a delayed reaction, by about 0.5 -1.0 seconds. When he did react to bring his leg up, he may have been trying to "sell the penalty" and draw a penalty shot. If that's the case, Kreider is at fault here because if he focuses on the shot, I don't think he crashed into Price and I think he gets the goal. 


Just some thoughts, but watch the video here at the 0:39 mark time to see what I'm talking about. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G4IdpqvYtM

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

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just want to point out a big observation of the NYR PP v. the PIT PP. PIT players actually move around and circle, while the NYR just stand and pass the puck back and forth. If you don't actually move your fucking ass, PIT can just run a box and not have to move as well and there will continue to be no PP opportunities. 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@KevinTheNYRBlog one other thing, that I forgot to put into my post...by the end of Monday, the Rangers will have played 5 games in 7 days. I didn't realize this was a lockout shortened playoff where they needed to cram in so many games in a week for a team

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I want to point out a few thing in the scheduling of the first two rounds:


- Only the NYR have had games scheduled on back to back days in both rounds. No other team in the 2nd rd has had that happened to them even once (don't count PIT since they are playing against NYR this time)

- Kings series doesn't start till SAT even though they finished their series last night too. 

- PIT had an extra day off to begin with so the back to back on Sun-Mon won't "hurt" them as much as the NYR.

- If the scheduling was done to avoid NYR v. PIT series playing on same days as BOS v. MON, let me point out that moving games 3 & 4 of that series up a day each would have still given each team a day off between all of the first 4 games. NHL could have moved games 3 & 4 of the NYR series and it would have done the same thing for our series. 

- Billy Joel's next concert is on Friday at the Garden so the Garden would have been available for a Tues-Thurs scheduling


This is clearly the NHL scheduling the games in a manner that favors PIT. And we all know that the Refs will told to favor PIT since Cry Baby Crosby is considered the golden child for Bettman and the NHL. 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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ironically the the team that highlight is against is Van when AV was coaching there 

7 months, 2 weeks ago on St. Louis Hasn't Felt Like Himself With Rangers

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@Bueller @shoot_the_goalie @trswann  I doubt any team other than us or Buf would be willing to give him that.  I could be wrong though, but other teams will evaluate him as a player and not what he means to the franchise bc only the NYR had to add that piece to it. His agent definitely screwed this up for him. 

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Trade Callahan, Picks to Tampa for St. Louis

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@IhaveawaiteratMSG @trswann  it really does suck. I wish him the best of luck bc he never gave any of the fans a reason to hate him....until his contract demands became apparent that is. 

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Trade Callahan, Picks to Tampa for St. Louis

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I am really upset to see Cally go. Always loved him and probably always will. But at the end of the day this is a business. I do think however this is not a great trade for the Rangers. I've called this a horrible trade already, but in actuality it's not a horrible one. On a scale of 1 to 10, with one being an utter catastophy and 10 being a steal, I think this falls at a 3-4 for the rangers. There was no reason to give up the second round pick and on top of that make it convertible to a first round pick. A 1st and a 3rd that wouldn't be convertible I think would have been fair and made the overall deal a 5-6. 


I will say however that Cally should find a new rep. He totally misled him on what he was worth. Talent-wise, I would give say he'd be worth about $5M/year, very similar to what he's making now. I understand he wants a raise because at the end of the day it is a business, but to think he was worth more than $6M or even $6.5M is very misguided. The Rangers did the right thing in not giving in to his demands. The valued him in contract negotiations at the right amount taking into his talent plus what he brings to the team on and off the ice.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Trade Callahan, Picks to Tampa for St. Louis

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@IhaveawaiteratMSG @upstate tom  to say McD isn't old enough to be captain is very misguided. Crosby was named capt. in pit when he was 19! I think McD steps in as Captain. already signed long-term and on his way to becoming one of the best defensemen in all of hockey

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Trade Callahan, Picks to Tampa for St. Louis

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@mando24179 believe it or not, that would be a great location for NJD v. PHI, or NJD v. PITT, or NYR v. NJD (obvi) or even NJD v. WAS...more geographic possibilities based on proximity of other teams and their fans

8 months, 3 weeks ago on NHL Talks to Mets About Citi Field Game

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just want to call out how steady this guy's hand is for the video....amidst all the energy in the garden

1 year, 5 months ago on Brassard Gives MSG Crowd Credit for Goal

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as of this post there are 13,431 minutes till the puck drops

1 year, 9 months ago on Fan Made NYR 2013 Season Preview

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I'll be making videos like these throughout the season (trying to at least). So amped for the start I have a countdown by minutes on my computer!

1 year, 9 months ago on Fan Made NYR 2013 Season Preview

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Not bringing it up directly doesn't mean what they talked about didn't have negotiating implications. This will help shed light on the situation more for the players so they can understand better why the owners are making the proposals they are. Once all the facts are out for everyone involved, more productive negotiations are much more likely to take place. I see this meeting as a very good event, but not something I am going to get too excited about just yet. 

2 years ago on NHL, NHLPA Meet for Five Hours, Don't Discuss CBA

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the league doesn't HAVE TO lock the players out when the CBA expires. If a deal seems to be in sight, why lock the players out on Sept 15? No need to. By not locking the players out, it would probably be seen as a gesture of good faith and might speed up the negotiations. If substantial progress is made over the next few days, there might not be a need to lock the players out. Now if a week after it expires, negotiations seem to be moving in the opposite directions, then I wouldn't be surprised to see the players get locked out. 

2 years, 1 month ago on Rangers Send Season Subscribers Work Stoppage E-mail | September

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I thought he came out of the closet?

2 years, 1 month ago on Avery Hanging With Pippa | September

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