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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 week 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 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/

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@ObviouslyWeHadAGoodRun

you beat me to it ; ) 


3 weeks, 1 day 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.

1 month, 1 week 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. 


1 month, 2 weeks 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.

1 month, 2 weeks 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 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 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 ...

2 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 

??? 



2 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? 



2 months, 1 week 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? 


2 months, 1 week 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 

2 months, 1 week 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.

2 months, 1 week 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 



2 months, 1 week 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. 



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

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Nice write up, Kever 


2 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


2 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.


2 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.



2 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.




2 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 




2 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).

2 months, 2 weeks 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 !!!!!


2 months, 2 weeks 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 ...



2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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@IhateGaborik @JustinRP37 

New Yorkers have always been able to make people wanna leave ... we can make him waive it 


2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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@IhateGaborik 

if not stupidity, we'll have to find a team in a situation ... maybe there's a team that needs to spend money ..... 


2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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I hope we can find a taker for Nash and his ginormous contract this summer

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://nyrangersblog.com/2014-articles/rangers-kings-game-5.html

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@NYR44

and Stepan 

... and Lundquist  


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

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Thanks, Gang !!! 

Nice to have the WIn

... another day 



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

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Even though the ref had a clear view, LA has an argument based on a camera view 


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

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Richards play almost looked like somethin 


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

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@dsclaw88 @Josh-CK

He had one good hit since then too 


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

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@Bleed_the_freak

"the temperature of the ice is 20 degrees, slightly tilted"

was that it?  but that wasn't doc, was it? 




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

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@Hotfreak

Kate Hudson is punishing me for remarking on Livefyre 


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

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@Hotfreak

true 


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

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Nice effort by Stepan


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

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Hank scared me coming out of the net there, but it worked out ... 


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

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Oh, man ... 


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

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@AnnoyingJoe

end of an era 


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

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@AnnoyingJoe

first time i've seen a reply to an invisible comment ... cool 


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

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I'm just hangin' 


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

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Tonight could be the last Rangers game this season. It could also be their one win in this Stanley Cup series. For that matter, it could be just their first win in the series. In any case, it's not over yet. Here's hoping we all enjoy the game tonight! 

LET'S GO RANGERS !!!!! 


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

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