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@erikNYRtc

damn ... 


5 days, 1 hour ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@DP_Snotty

allocation of funds 

broadcasting is a complex system 

especially when compared to simply recording 


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

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How's Hayes looking? 

Who stands out? 


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

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@erikNYRtc

OT? Already? Seems short as I've just read all the comments. 

Thanks for the updates! 


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

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@erikNYRtc

Thanks for the insight! How'd you get to see it anyway? 


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

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Haggerty w a goal ;  Hayes a -2

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

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Hayes at 1st line Center shows marked confidence in his abilities.
How was he?


Excited to hear more about it and I hope a few of these kids are close to breaking through . . . 



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

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@Hotfreak 

No doubt, Brother ... I penciled in Miller like that to amplify the vibration around his success ... as @AnnoyingJoe said in the "support Nash" thread, some Kumbaya shit 

; )  

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

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@johnAMIRANTESrug 

I don't even know what to expect from those guys ... I was surprised by the Glass contract ... 3 years at $1.45 million? 


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

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@AnnoyingJoe 

I'm such a huge Kreider fan ... can't wait to see more 

I may even spring for a jersey at some point -- why do they have to be so damned expensive? 

Maybe we can meet up for another game along the way



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

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Otherwise, regarding lines,
it seems like we probably know who our Centers will be, with some question about the 3rd line. Left Wing seems pretty set with Kreider and Nash both playing 1st and 2nd line minutes while Hagelin and Glass play 3rd and 4th. St. Louis and Zucc will play the top two lines on Right Wing and then Stempniak, Lombardi, Fast, Hayes, and Haggerty should all compete for minutes at right wing. Stempniak and Lombardi could fill in elsewhere too, but it would be good if all those kids get some minutes over the course of the season, the experience will be beneficial. I hope JT Miller has a breakout year.It would also be fun to see Hayes break into the league.

Again, lines will change somewhat over the course of the season (though not as much as under Torts) given what combos are clicking and also taking into account injuries and so forth. Again, the top lines are easier to predict, but what if we see some lines like this:


1st Line:
Rick Nash – Derek Stepan – Martin St. Louis
– or –
Chris Kreider – Derek Stepan – Martin St. Louis 

2nd Line:
Chris Kreider – Derick Brassard – Mats Zuccarello

– or –
Rick Nash – Derick Brassard – Mats Zuccarello

3rd Line:
Carl Hagelin – JT Miller – Kevin Hayes
– or –
Carl Hagelin – JT Miller – Lee Stempniak

4th Line:
Tanner Glass – Dominic Moore – Lee Stempniak
– or –
Tanner Glass – Dominic Moore – Matthew Lombardi

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

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As I look at my potential lines I don't really find a spot for Malone ... but over the course of the season he might be able to play some 4th line LW minutes, filling-in for Glass ... another big body 

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

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@Hotfreak

between those questions and the growing kids, it's all looking like nice problems ... i'm excited for (most of) these guys to be a year older, especially Kreider, but Miller too, and Stepan and on and on
we're stacked with plenty to talk about before they drop the puck. i believe our organization will put the best team on the ice (even if i'll have my doubts along the way). we'll see a changing roster over the course
here's lookin at another good year !!! 

LGR !!!!!



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

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Traverse City Friday !!!
 ... even if I can only read about it 


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

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I don't know what to say about Malone... no speculation here. We'll see.


But hearing about Mac Truck, I'm excited the team is coming together, I'm excited for training camp, and I can't wait to get this season underway. 


LGR !!!!!




1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I'm just happy to have a new post to read ... I got through August reasonably well, but I am so ready for the season now


when the hell is Traverse City again? training camp? 



2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I think I'm already half way to the kum ba ya shit ... I've been trying to stay positive and appreciate some of the big guy's playmaking ... this is a do or die season for Nash, so I fully expect him to bounce back 

if he doesn't ... i'm gonna bash that shit out of him and lament that he wasn't traded this summer while his value was still relatively high 



2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@IhateGaborik

i know we're not paying him for assists, but he has some great play-making ability ... here's hoping he has a bounce back season ( he kind of has to) ... he's a high end talent that sees the ice really well ... i remember in this context for some of his nice feeds to Kreider ... nice that the kid gets to play on a line with Nash ... even when the latter is not producing as expected 


3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@ObviouslyItsANewSeason  

he avoided dropping the gloves with the smaller Prust, and that was probably smart 


3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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Huge Fan 


So excited for this kid to be a year older and wiser and to watch him build on what he's got going 


LGR !!!!!



3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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I'm psyched! Honestly, part of my excitement is simply to have won the Kevin Hayes sweepstakes, but it promises to be a big win. Nice work, Glen! We didn't sign any big free agents and ended up with a big kid without breaking the bank. It's going to be an interesting training camp. Here's looking at another good year!


Oh, and "Hi," everybody : ) 



1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/report-kevin-hayes-has-signed-with-the-new-york-rangers.html

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It'd be great to land him, but @G makes a point ... I'll have to wait and see where he lands 


1 month ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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"Distance to Sea" has been a key consideration in all of my residences

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@ObviouslyWeHadAGoodRun

you beat me to it ; ) 


1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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What is the Ghostbusters theme all about? I mean, I love the movie, but I don't quite get it as a goalie mask.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@GregB1919 

Agreed. Like I said, Here's hoping he turns it around. And I fully expect him to. It's something he needs to do for himself (otherwise he is more damaged than we knew!) Hopefully a healthy summer is all he needs to be standing tall and skating into the slot again instead of being a perimeter player. 


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

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In fact, Kevin, Nash's value could be lower. The beginning of your 6th stanza is not true. I'm being picky, but if he has another season like this one, or any worse, his value drops more. Trading him now might have been a good option so the team could unload him before his value drops further. Here's hoping he has a turn around season and his value is rising next summer.

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

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@johnnyb3910  

agreed, and it's a shame ... what a waste

i hope we have him back, but it seems more and more doubtful


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

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I wanted the next installment of "Retain or Release" to be the best thing I saw ... 

; ) 

 

 

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/this-impersonation-of-mats-zuccarello-is-the-best-thing-youll-see-today.html

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What kind of IT issue takes one guy off an otherwise functional list? Something screwy ...

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/opener-home-opener-announced.html

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unrelated, but ...

Seriously! Why has Brad Richards been removed from player stats at 

http://rangers.nhl.com/club/stats.htm?gameType=2&season=20132014 

??? 



3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/opener-home-opener-announced.html

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I went to look up stats from the past season the Rangers website and Brad Richards has been removed! Why don't I see his stats among the Rangers of 2013-2014? 



3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-buy-out-brad-richards.html

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@Zelrio

no can do ... i don't what the rule is exactly, but i know that's not a possibility  

that would make things different, wouldn't it? 


3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-buy-out-brad-richards.html

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"The news was inevitable, but it’s still a sad ending to Brad Richards’ New York Rangers career"

-- my sentiments exactly 

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-buy-out-brad-richards.html

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You're getting the easy ones out of the way, huh? Kreider and Zucc are the most obvious keepers. I've been on board w Zucc from day one too -- partly just 'cause my grandmother came from Norway, also 'cause I like to root for the little guy, but above all he was a good hockey player that just had to learn how to adapt to the NHL. That's no gimme, many players never figure it out and just can't compete at the NHL level. Zucc has a lot of fire. He came to play.

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

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Kevin Klein looks like some crazy space alien that can't really focus his eyes on one thing but sees all 



3 months ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/above-beyond-the-rangers-2013-14-season.html

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Kreider is probably the most important free agent to retain. Zuccarello and Stralman are close too. Valuable players. Kreider is a beast. Build around this guy and McDonagh. Hopefully Miller, Fast, and Lindberg keep coming along. 



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

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Nice write up, Kever 


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

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@Wallace1 @Josh-CK 

... and if we get one of those high priced centers, it makes it that much harder to sign all of the free agents we'd like to keep, or sign some other talent ... while i might be glad to have one of those top end talents for the right price, it's definitely not a no brainer


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

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@ObviouslyPlayingInTheStanleyCupFinalsIsGreat 

I'm not counting anybody out, at least to begin with. From the most expensive to the least expensive the organization will look at all kinds of scenarios. Again ... 

It all depends on who they can get for what and what kind of team they want to put together moving forward. It all depends.


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

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RFAs: Brassard, Kreider, Zuccarello, Falk, and Moore 

UFAs: Boyle, Pouliot, Moore, Carcillo, Stralman, Diaz 

Not everybody is going to make it. 

Who are the priorities here? Kreider and Zuccarello and a bunch of other guys the Rangers would like to keep. The Brassard line with Zuccarello and Pouliot was often their best. I'm sure they will make an effort to preserve that. 

It all depends on who they can get for what and what kind of team they want to put together moving forward. It all depends.



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

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Thanks for everything, Brad. Good show! 

If we know anything about Glen Sather, we know he's going to try everything to bring in a proven NHLer, and one of these bigger names -- Spezza, Stastny, Thorton, etc -- before he goes the develop from within route. In part, I like the develop from within approach and I believe Miller and/or Lindberg could figure it out (or figure much out) over the course of a year; but we won't be the same kind of contenders. Hank isn't getting any younger. Obviously he was phenomenal down the stretch, but it would have been better for him if we'd just won the Cup this year. Building from within doesn't help Hank's cause. 

Brad has to be bought out for cap space reasons, but the other big ugly contract belongs to Rick Nash, and it comes with no movement and no trade clauses. That guy did not live up to his contract by any stretch. What will take to get this team to score more goals? We thought we got a goal scorer in Nash, but not so much. If he would be willing and able to waive his NMC, that frees up big money. On the other hand, maybe he just needs the summer to get well and he'll tear it up next year. One can't count on it. I'd rather cut ties while he still has higher value. Teams will be more willing to take a risk on Nash after one bad year (and it's not a bad year for an average player, but for a guy that commands that kind of contract, it's a bad year). 

I don't pretend to have any answers and I sure as hell don't know how this will turn out, but it will be a different team next year. Sather & Co will do all they can (which is a lot) to put the best contender on the ice that they can. Here's hoping we fans find ourselves happy with this summer's transactions.




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

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@iSeeAcup

Hope to "see" you over the summer, Icy. Always good to have you aboard. 

Best, 

AG 




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

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@DP_Snotty @Josh-CK @Betweenthecups

Nash: NMC (2010-11 through 2014-15); NTC (2015-16 through 2017-18).

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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@AnnoyingJoe

that's my out-pouring of positivity ... 

Good Times, Gang! 

LGR !!!!!


3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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Keepin' your head above water,
Making a wave when you can ...



3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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