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@Bring back Langdon @genetics73 Clearly I can always count on your class and good manners - or perhaps you are not getting the sarcasm, either. Not that it matters to me, but in a battle of wits I do not fight an unarmed opponent. Have a nice day.
1 day, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@MikeBlue @Josh-CK @JMK8363 I find this idea of trading two very good young players for Eric Staal an absurdity, compounded by the wish to see Hagelin moved. And all that to replace Marc Staal with someone who is none the better - this is beyond absurd. Why not trade St Louis for Eric Staal - two aging players, past their prime, both skilled as they are.
@Bring back Langdon Duped? He offered a deal that an arbitrator could have modified. Wisely, Krieder avoided the process, showing loyalty and good sense in the process. I would not call this "being duped."
We now seem to need differential equations and probability calculus to
evaluate players' performance. Who says American educational system is
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/the-clear-cut-case-of-tanner-glass-hes-not-good-at-hockey.html
Good luck, Brad Richards.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-buy-out-brad-richards.html
In purely financial terms, what does "buying out" a player mean exactly? Does the player get the whole sum of money, or is it prorated? What does it do to the cap if the money is paid out? In other words, where does the "new" money come from for the team to now be able to pay for another player?
Stralman and McD were the Rangers' best defense players the entire season, and here are the "experts" who would not re-sign Stralman, Congratulations.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
What a dreadful dreadful stream of consciousness Adam has indulged in.Trade several very good players for one who - regardless of his past performance - is far from being in his prime is a cockamamy idea. But, not the first time, nor the last. Thornton is NOT worth it. Better to develop what is already in place, or coming up (Kristo, Lindberg, etc.) than to trade for a - to put it bluntly - a has been. I am with Zelrio - trade Richards for Thornton - that is a deal I could appreciate.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-joe-thornton-only-wants-to-go-to-the-rangers.html
Keep him - one of the least prepossessing, competent team players on the Rnagers. He has always been my favorite Ranger, and the Boyle Derangement Syndrome that so many on this blog have demonstrated is incomprehensible to me. Keep him.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@EquusBiz To show how dated I am - Bettman WAS booed at MSG in 1994. Good heavens - it has been TOO long.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Bukra! For all Bettman's faults, he has made NHL profitable. This being a business, that's all that matters (notice how I plagiarized Hotfreak, shamelessly, too).
@scrangersfan If that's what you paid, then "you was robbed." The official rate has been near parity for quite some time, and currently stands at $1 US to $ 1.089 Canadian.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Betweentheworlds I do not think the Rangers were outplayed and outhustled in the second game. The 3rd period was a CLINIC - they were in total control except at the very beginning of the period.Yes,the Habs were pushing in the 1st, but they basically fizzled in the latter parts of the contest.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
This was the best 3rd period I have seen Rangers play in a long long time - they simply outclassed the opponents.
@Hotfreak @Say my Name An elderly Jewish man buys a cocker spaniel and names the dog Alter.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@SmellyKisio You need to improve your typing skills :)
@Say my Name @laurenhuston My kind of woman - spells properly, punctuates correctly, comments rationally:)
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/uncategorized/the-faces-of-carcillos-devastation.html
@AnnoyingJoe @genetics73@Hotfreak YAY!
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I cure cancer for a living; so I need more cancers to make my living more comfortable.
A man has an accident and an ambulance picks him up. As he lies on the stretcher, the emergency technician asks him: "are you comfortable?" The man responds: "I make a good living."
Yes, so, the Rangers score 4 goals - is that what you call an "utter inability to finish..."? Let's not indulge in hyperbole. And, as always, LGR!!!
Kevin says: "The one thing I worry may undermine the Rangers against the Flyers is a continuation of their utter inability to finish their chances."
Then, how on earth do they ever win any games? Do the opponents score FOR them?
I like Boyle - that alone should keep him with the Rangers; there's also the fact that he is a good, if not a spectacular, player. If one wants a spectacular player, just look at Ovechkin - he is a spectacle, indeed, even though he's scored over 50 goals. Every "star" needs a supporting cast, and Boyle, D. Moore, Carcillo, Dorsett, are just that, and quite good at what they do.
Before people jump on Boyle for his salary demands, lets wait to hear those demands.
And, anyway, *I* like Boyle and want him in New York, so there..
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@IcyCup If it's "one of the saddest," then I envy you. :)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
I am as devoted to the Rangers as anyone, but let's hold our hopes in check. Or else, it will be like a liberal's wet dream - nice while it lasts, but then one wakes up with one's hand in a chamber pot.
@Bring back Langdon @genetics73@Say my NameIf i knew, or cared, who Tom Dundie was, I might have found your comment amusing. The reply section is now closed.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
@Say my Name @genetics73
Oy! And double Oy! Syntax shmyntax, and in any case, i am always
pleased to "regale" the malcontents with long, polysyllabic words. It
was not the syntax - the syntax was perfect. It was, in hockey terms,
equivalent to substituting Brodeur for Lunqvist - the former one is
pitiful, the latter, maginifcently appropriate. So, there. LGR.
@Say my Name @genetics73Oy!
@Bring back Langdon BAD BAD BAD joke!
Kevin, surely you meant that "AV’s calm demeanor was the perfect ..." ANTIDOTE:). But, do continue to regale us with amusing anecdotes from the life and works of Torts.
Why did i think that AnnoyingJoe would just be the person to create the Boyle giraffe? :)
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/
Why even consider trading away Kreider and/or Stepan and/or Hagelin for a player that will soon be a "has been?" I like all the Stahls, but not at any price. What about trading MSL for Eric Stahl - that is a trade I would approve, provided we also get first round picks in perpetuity, and especially with Ladd, another near "has been" from Winnipeg thrown into the bargain. I am sure Carolina would be glad to arrange the latter exchange This idle talk, not based in reality, reminds me of the current administration in DC, about as competent. But, I digress.
So, James, as "there’s a lot we don’t know behind the scenes." why waste time on idle rumors? :). Why not speculate instead on when MSL will score the first goal as a Ranger? One seems as likely - or unlikely - as the other.
After reading all the comments from dedicated Rangers fans I shudder to think what the enemies of the Rangers have to say. I am reminded of a man wanting a divorce - the judge said to him, "surely, Sir, there must be something wrong in this marriage on both sides?" The man replied, "Aye, Your Honor, she has neither titties nor buttocks." So it appears with the Rangers - neither defense nor offense - even though they did win, and even though Hagelin could have been congratulated on his first NHL hat trick, at least in passing.
4 months, 1 week ago on Rangers 4, Jets 2
Don't criticize Carcillo - if not for his "neutered" behavior, the Rnagers would not have gotten a PP against the Penguins. Dan has been a decent player for the Rangers.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers 4, Penguins 3, SO
@Hotfreak Chicken soup, steaming hot, with matzo balls, is your cure. Do not try other parts of matzo.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers vs. Avalanche (Game 57)
Can't a man just express his opinion without being accused of dishonesty or duplicity? Come on, stop picking at straws. What if Callahn REALLY wants to remain a Ranger? This is disappointing.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Richards Misses Practice, Will Play Tonight; Cally Wants to Remain a Ranger
@Betweentheworlds@JMK8363And of course, you have me to watch over spelling and grammar on the blog:)
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Talk Extension With Zuccarello & Callahan
Being of approximately the size of Zuccarello, I have always been well-disposed toward him. I am glad that Kevin has come round to appreciate the fact that goodness often comes in small packages.
@HotfreakAdmit it, you have a crush on Kevin.
6 months ago on Rangers 4, Senators 1
That said, I see no smart reason to trade either goalie. Therefore, I think jvr's idea is ill-considered (but not in such polite words.)
And now, for the rant: It is nothing short of annoying to read all those whinning Boyle Derangement Syndrome spoutings. The man is one of the BEST Rangers players in so many aspects of the game - PK, faceoffs, tremendous reach and ability to defend puck possession. As someone has mentioned, Boyle is not a fighter, yet he kept Simmons from attacking other Rangers players - neutralized him, not to say neutered. I will also remind the complainers that Boyle has scored more goals in the past few games than Derek Stepan, a player whom I like, but who doesn't seem to be the butt of silly comments. Enough already,
6 months, 1 week ago on Carcillo Effect
Good write-up, Kevin, but tell me: what is so wrong with drinking every drop of alcohol?:)
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers 3, Stars 2 (Miller Sent Back to Hartford)
I have always liked Boyle and could never understand the whiners suffering from the Boyle Derangement Syndrome (BDS). He has always impressed me with his pleasant demeanor and ability to do little things on ice that BDS "hockey experts" seem to miss. Has he had poor games - no doubt. Which of the Rangers hasn't? I would be sad if he were to leave the Rangers.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Boyle Proving His Worth
@McPhee37Must you whine so?
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers 3, Blackhawks 2
@mcolucci1@TheNYRBlogHe is trying to imitate the President.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Allen Sent Back to Wolfpack
@mando24179 Once you mute your phone, the point becomes moot.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers 2, Panthers 1, SO
@Say my Name @Hotfreak Last night's pass to MD for the first goal was an excelent example of Boyle's strength. If that wasn't physical domination, I don't know what is. And all that without "crushing" an opponent.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on How About That Pass From Zuccarello?
@calithirteen For that offer alone I will be in favor of keeping Pyatt.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Nash Skating on His Own
@AveryYesBettmanNo Enough already with this Boyle derangement syndrome. If the man walked on water you'd accuse him of not being able to swim.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Rangers Romp Penguins 5-1
My man, Boyle!
Kevin, I am very much in favor of a Donation button. If you create one, I will be one of the first people to donate...maybe the first. :)
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Help Provide Content for TheNYRBlog While Cutting Down on Ads
I like the idea of guest blogging (and I would volunteer to proof-read the blogs LOL,) but I also like the idea of asking people to pay for having access to the blog. I think that $10 per year would not offend or discourage any of the rabid Rangers fans - and we are all of us rabid fans, aren't we? A PayPal account could be easily set up for such payments - I would call them contributions to the cause. The non-paying readers could still have an access to the headlines.
First the Boyle Derangement Syndrome, now the same thing with Del Zotto. Some of the comments bring to mind little lapdogs, barking excitedly and nipping at the ankles. MDZ has had some terrible games and he's had some excellent games, just like the rest of the Rangers. Being critical of a player is not the same as being obsessed. Till recently, Lundqvist was terrible - why not trade *him* away, along with MDZ? And why would the Rangers want to trade for Moulson, a player who will be an UFA at the end of the season? With all his scoring power, remember where the Isles ended last season.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Willing to Deal Del Zotto?
Is it just me, but I thought that while the rest of the team was happy to see Stepan score a hattrick, there was Pyatt, sitting on the bench, with a sour look on his face. Does the man ever smile?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Final: Rangers 5, Hurricanes 1
@gravey94 @brian2686 I liked it how Zuc JUMPED into Boyle's arms after a good play. I thought Boyle would carry him around the rink like a babe in his mother's arms.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Teammates Impressed With Kreider
@FREE MASHINTER @genetics73 Any time:)
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Now That's A Power Play
And i should have said, "wreaking" havoc, rather than "wrecking" havoc. Of course - serves me right. :)
Chris Kreider may have been reeking of sweat, but he was wrecking havoc in front of the net. Great effort, and well-rewarded.
As critical as I have been of the Rangers this season, I have to compliment them on last night's game, full of energy and involvement. Do you think they have read my comments and taken them to heart? I am sure they did!
9 months ago on Rangers 3, Red Wings 2 (OT)
Pathetic, sluggish, disorganized - and these are the kindest terms I
can think of as regards the last night's game. I have been suspicious of
AV from the very moment he had Arniel join him as an assistant. It's
true that some players are missing from the lineup, but nothing can
justify the lack of energy and zeal on the part of this miserable bunch
of millionairies. MDZ lived up to his "Delzaster" sobriquet; Sterpan was
invisible; Kreider's greatest contribution was to help the Flyers by
knocking down McDonagh.
9 months ago on Controversial Calls Go Against Rangers
@MikeBlue Outscored 15:2 in two games - how much more of a "beatdown" do you want?
9 months, 1 week ago on Del Zotto A Healthy Scratch Tonight
Try to restrain your enthusiasm, gentlemen: one swallow... does not a girlfriend make.
9 months, 1 week ago on Hagelin Cleared For Contact
So, those of the commenters who were dismissing the poor play of the Rangers in the preseason games were wrong. I take no satisfaction in being right. No amount of rationalization can explain the two miserable, humiliating performances of an uncoordinated, incompetent bunch of millionaires. I would be totally in favor of a "pay-for-performance" system, in which the players are paid at intervals on the basis of their actions on the ice. I should hope that contract talks between Lundquist and the Rangers will reflect the pathetic level of his recent play. Of course, he was not helped on ice by his dreadful teammates. Disgusting!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Video: AV, Players React to 6-0 Loss to Ducks
@ttownjane @TheNYRBlog That's another way of saying that "old habits die hard." The team and the coach have had some months already to get used to a "new system," whatever that is.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Vigneault, Rangers Already Making Excuses
@EHBIGAPPLE Quite so! And it only speaks to my comment of yesterday. I remain hopeful, but I am not optimistic.
@EHBIGAPPLE @Betweentheworlds @genetics73 Oy.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Coyotes 4, Rangers 1
@Betweentheworlds @genetics73 It's the triumph of hope over experience, and I am as hopeful as anyone. The realist in me says to keep my expectations low - that way I won't be disappointed. Of course, if AV turns out to be the worst coach in the world, then all bets are off :).
@Betweentheworlds No, it was not just ONE game: there were 5 preseason games, all of which were miserable, even the one early on with a win. I despair of the Rangers. As I said before, it won't be long before everyone will start missing Tortorella.
The game summary: Out of step, out of speed, out of strength. I imagine it will get worse before it gets better.
Sounds to me a little like rearranging chairs on the Titanic.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on AV Changes Around Locker Room
It won't be long before Tortorella's absence is missed. I have had bad feelings about AV as the Rangers' coach, and the preseason games did nothing to dispell my doubts.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Nash Injuries Foot; Richards to Wing; Callahan Rules Himself Out of Opener; Hagelin to LTIR
Poor Kevin, staying up to watch a miserable game, and then finding the strength to write about it, late into the morning.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Kings 4, Rangers 1
Yes, I do entertain the thought of trading Stepan. He is not be all end all type of a player, much as I like the man. There comes a point when humility must get the better of a person - I know, I have said that before.
10 months ago on Brooks: Time for Rangers to Cut a Deal with Stepan
Kevin, if 2.9 miilion a year is an insult, then I would like to be insulted to that tune, right now. Come on, it is not the money that is irritating here - it is the hubris of a 23-yr old to expect to be treated as the best thing since cool beer. No, thank you - the world, and the Rangers, will not suffer if Stepan doesn't play another game ever.
10 months, 1 week ago on Rangers Offering Stepan $2.9M Per, Could Place Cally, Hags on LTIR
I understand that business is business, but this is also a team game and Stepan is not endearing himself to his teammates or to fans. I think his moderate success has gone to his head. I agree with BuckarooClub.
10 months, 1 week ago on Rangers/Stepan Harden Stances
Can anyone explain why Carl Hagelin is the lowest paid player on the Rangers roster? He doesn't seem the worst of the bunch.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on 22 Players at Informal Practice
No one is irreplaceable; and sometimes the best salesman in a company is let go. I like Lundqvist, and I hope he stays with NYR for years and years, but even the best player must show some consideration for the team. I said that about Stepan, and I am saying it about Lundqvist - show some humility; it will not kill you. Otherwise, goodbye and don't let the door hit you on your way out.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Did the Blackhawks & Crawford Just Eff the Rangers?
I like Stepan A LOT, but still think that he is not YET deserving of a 6-year contract. He will get his money in time. A little humility won't hurt a player of his age.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Stepan Wants McDonagh Deal
1. Since when can ESPN claim ANY hockey expertise?
2. I am not so down on DZ as the rest of the crowd here - there have been games in which he was stellar. I am not saying he's a prime D player, but he is not as terrible as one would guess from the negative comments here. This reminds me of the period of time when a Boyle derangement syndrome seemed to be a predominant affliction among the commenters on this site.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Del Zotto to Lose Playing Time Under AV?
@Diane Standner Please do, I can bear it.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Options Available If Rangers Don't Re-sign Lundqvist
Lundquist telling everyone how he likes New York reminds me of the man who goes into a confessional and says to the priest, "Father, I have slept with a woman one-third my age, and had her four times in one night." The priest asks: "Was the woman your wife?" The man answers, "no, Father." The priest says: "It's a sin, you must do penance." The man says, "But, Father, I am Jewish." THe priest says, "then why are you telling me this?" The man responds: "I am telling everybody!"
11 months, 1 week ago on Lundqvist Makes News With No News: Open Thread 8/20/2013
@johnnyb3910 Good comment - rather than jump on the guy for saying the obvious, you interpret him at his word. Of course, he would have been happy to have a regular spot on a major league team, and not on a farm club. He said nothing improper.
And I still see him scoring that first goal in the Washington Capitals blowout in game 7.
1 year ago on Asham: Rangers Were Fed Up With Torts
Happy Birthday, Kevin - best hockey blogger there is!
1 year ago on The NY Rangers Blog: An Open Thread
@thenyrblogneill I thought Sergey Bobrovsky was the highest paid goalie.
1 year ago on Lundqvist Extension Talks Begin; Richards Decision Coming Shortly; No Commitment on Clowe
The constant harping on Boyle borders on obsessive and paranoid. Boyle is not a bad player, and there are not that many NHL-ers who could match him for reach and strength. Has he always used those attributes well? No, he hasn't -but, with few exceptions, neither has any other Ranger player. I would like to see Boyle retained; on the other hand DMZ is expendable, in my opinion.
On a tangent - what is the status of Stralman? I hope he is recovering or has.
1 year ago on Vigneault's Strategy
His "strategy" is as good as a stockbroker's advice: "buy low, sell high." I do not see anything remarkable about it.
Not to justify the terrible Rangers' power play, I will only note that the Capitals didn't have much better luck - three PP goals scored vs the Rangers' two (I am not sure about the number of power plays each team did have - what would be the percentages?). So, both teams were good on PK. This said, I do hope that PP improves against Boston.
1 year, 2 months ago on Rangers 5, Capitals 0
I should have used a plural "are" in the last sentence of my post just below. Cheap shots ARE just that - cheap.
1 year, 3 months ago on Why Isn't Brian Boyle Sleeping?
Not to damp anyone's enthusiasm, but this "Boyle Derangement Syndrome" is getting rather tiresome. The man has played well of late (scoring goals is not all there is to a good player), so be kind enough to acknowledge that. Cheap shots, like the one involving Prust, is just that - cheap.
Reading all these comments I get the impression that most writers would begrudge the Rangers any success at all. It is annoying to see so much negativity against one's own team. It's not necessary to be Polyannas (look it up, guys), but why not enjoy a rather solid effort in these two back to back games. Heaven knows there were plenty or reasons to criticize the Rangers when they lost three games in a row; so just ENJOY the wins, for a change.
1 year, 4 months ago on Rangers 3, Devils 2
I have often been excited at 5 AM, but not by hockey. This said, I am delighted that hockey is back.
1 year, 6 months ago on NHL Lockout Is Finally Over!!!!!
Maybe it was the players who didn't wnat him there? Do we know?
1 year, 7 months ago on Dolan Not Chosen to Attend Tuesday's Players/Owners Meeting
Let me understand: I believe the lowest-paid NHL player makes a salary in mid- to high hundreds of thousands of dollars; an average working stiff makes maybe $50K. As a research scientist I could make close to 80K per year. Put it bluntly - I do not particularly sympathise with the players who in a couple or three season make more than I can in my lifetime. They are not paupers, and no one is forcing those men to play hockey. This said, I detest the owners just as much. Plague on both their houses.
Has there been any talk about an alternative league? A little threat of competition might concentrate minds wonderfully.
1 year, 8 months ago on The Reality Of The Average NHL Salary
I don't know if Bettman (no need to indulge in juvenile invectives) deserves his salary or not, but it isn't as if the players were paid starvation wages. It is likely that an accommodation will be reached and we all will be going through the usual NY Rangers ecstasies and agonies soon. LGR!!!!!
1 year, 11 months ago on Gary Bettman's Salary Has Doubled Since Last Lockout | August
Please enlighten me: what are the financial ramifications of the trade? How much money is gained/lost? What are the details of the signing(s), to the extent that they are known?
2 years ago on Nash Traded to Rangers | July
I am sorry to see Dubinsky go. And I have always had a soft spot for Anisimov. Good luck to both of them, and I hope Nash lives up to the expectations. Let's go Rangers.
Can't be Doan - pardon the terrible pun.
2 years ago on Not Nash or Doan; Nash AND Doan | July
@AnnoyingJoe @genetics73 You are living up to your nick...do give it a rest.
2 years ago on Rangers Not Likely to Obtain Doan & Weber | July
@AnnoyingJoe With all due respect to Kevin's great work, his is not the only magnificent opus in existence. So, here's your lesson, and it is priceless. For everything else, there's MasterCard.
Grammar critiques only when needed...or else the shock value would be gone:)
I want to congratulate you on a great work you are doing keeping the NYRangers fans informed and up-to-date. This is the first place I come to when I need to find out what's going on with my favorite team.
Those respondent who seem to take pride in being illiterate or offensive are missing the point. Any story, be it sports, politics or culture, will benefit from articulate and literate presentation. If my critics prefer to be...how should I put it... unenlightened, that is their choice, of course.
And Kevin's story was indeed interesting.
2 years ago on Geography Irrelevent for Ryan; Owners Strike First; Trade Market to Pickup? and McIlrath Mobile | July
@KevinDeLury @genetics73 Dylan: you meant "somebody's."Are you REALLY pleased with being semi-literate? If so, I do feel sad.
Kevin: I took no pleasure in "putting anyone down, and it certainly is not to puff myself up. Defending poor writing, in a medium that does rely on words, is not something that will or should elevate anyone. Just do not make the same mistake again, that's all.
I just wish that Kevin Delury wrote his comments in something approaching grammatical English. Geography may be IRRELEVANT, but it has never been "irrelevent." This may have no BEARING on the matter at hand, but barring illiterate writing would. And that's just two initial sentences of the blog. Depressing, really.