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@cb1 @AnnoyingJoe I agree 100%. Torts is the kind of coach that is forgiving if you make a mistake while going all out, grinding, hitting, etc. He is NOT forgiving at all if a mistake is made while being tentative, scared and shy on the puck.

1 year, 7 months ago on Rangers 3, Devils 2

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@KevinDeLury @ahserj What?! Wow!!! Great idea with the contest. Love NYRB and WBB.

1 year, 7 months ago on Torts University

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Who won the shirt?? I was off by 34 seconds! Emailed guess of 11:37 of 1st period. Goal scored at 11:03! Very very lucky guess.

1 year, 7 months ago on Torts University

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Great article! Loved reading this on my lunch break. Last year's team went through a lot together. They started the season in Europe, travelling and bonding together. They had HBO following them around for a few months. They played in the Winter Classic. I think these things fortified the team and helped to establish the blue collar attitude and fight that is missing this year. Maybe last year was the anomoly and they only came together because of those things, not in spite of them. I am praying that isn't the case.

1 year, 8 months ago on Team Toughness: The Issue That Can Be Fixed Internally

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I loved Avery on our team. No one is claiming he was the most skilled of players, however it was amazing to be able to actually see opponents keep one eye on Avery and the other on the puck/play while he was on the ice. You could see their game suffer just because they were wondering what he was capable of or going to do next. He was a huge distraction to a lot of elite players. We need that again...immediately.

1 year, 8 months ago on Avery Unplugged Tonight at 5pm

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Prediction:  Lundqvist starts 36 games, WINS 37 games (gets the 37th win just for being the epitome of awesome), scores 8 goals and tallies 17 assists and becomes the first goalie to ever make a SAVE and score a GOAL in a single shootout (against Brodeur).

1 year, 9 months ago on Biron to Likely Get 12 Starts This Season

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Great article, Mr. B. Hat.  I couldn't agree more about the city feeling "different" this fall.  I hate it...with a deep passion.  As we all look around NYC for the rare fellow hockey fan to talk to, debate, recall great moments and get excited for the future with, we have to remember that we have this amazing site to visit every day.  This site and these articles are the only semblance of normalcy with relation to our beloved sport that we have.  Visiting and reading the input here everyday has become part of my unbreakable daily routine over the years and right now it is the only thing keeping me from having a complete breakdown!!  I cannot thank you enough for it.  Keep it up and here's to feeling "normal" in the city someday soon.

2 years ago on Ramblings of a Broadway Hat: Banging on the Glass Half Empty

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