Rangers 5, Panthers 2

I’d say something about the game and Tanner Glass, but I just got my season ticket renewal information and it seriously makes me sick. My ticket price has increased by over 50% since the 2013 half season, and have more than doubled since 10-11. I’m done with these jerks.

220 thoughts on “Rangers 5, Panthers 2”

  1. Apparently there is a clean up needed in aisle two for all the heads exploding over TG last night. What will Thursday bring?!?

    “Dan Girardi’s right ankle, meanwhile, is healing, with the “hole” created when he blocked a shot against the Ducks on Feb. 7 closing through a “vacuum” procedure.” So… they ran his ankle through a food saver machine and bagged it? Guess the parts on on back order and they couldn’t just swap it out for new or refurbished. His pain threshold is incredible.

    Ouch on the ticket prices. I used to have 50 yard line under the mez at old Giants stadium. Bailed when they sent 20K+ license bill and huge per game increase. They wonder why the fans they get are just the most into the game. Same way at MSG. There comes a point where maximizing your profit actually hurts your product.

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  2. Get a 10 game plan; easier on the wallet, esp with young kids in the house. You probably only go to that many per year or invest in an upgraded man cave with a 70″ 4D TV and still have money left over to stock the bar.

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  3. Ugh, Doodie, indeed. Thieves and scallywags! Dolan’s so good at ripping everyone off and so good at still filling the building, maybe buy MSG stock and participate in the highway robbery? But are you wise to trust him even as a stockholder?

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  4. 5 out of the next 6 against teams out of the PO hunt
    @ Car (out) Figure Skater?
    @ Det (out) McIlwrath?
    v TB (in hunt) Squirrely?
    @ Minn (in POs) Watch out, thems be good
    v NJD (out) Game 7
    .
    only 6 home games left (not counting playoffs…)

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  5. missed H v Fla after TB
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    5 out of next 6 out of POs now, 3 of those out of hunt
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    4th in Metro?
    .
    In Glass we trust??

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  6. Beezle: I feel your pain.
    From the previous post:

    Wish I could be in attendance in Raleigh on Thursday, but I wouldn’t get out of work in time to make there. Will have to rush home to see it on my big screen TV in my living room where I don’t have to fight crowds to go to the bathroom or to get a drink. Oh, and my wife doesn’t charge me to park the car in our driveway either. That’s a plus.

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  7. BTW, today seven years ago we had a “Fire Sather” rally by the MSG! There were plenty of fans and media there! Brooksie got told to go get his shine box by yours truly 😀

    Hope you can see this video:

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  8. Over 10k for next season, CCCP.

    And don’t even get me started on the playoff ticket prices for this season compared to even just 13-14. The bright side with playoff tickets is those are very easy to sell.

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  9. I just heard Glass’s goal is under review. Rangers may have been offside. Also two goals from last week under review. Gotta get these things right.

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  10. (Where does the plural “offsides” come from? Is it yet another inside joke I’m not in on, some Seinfeld reference?)

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  11. Alright, listen, I’ve changed my mind about this whole thing. I don’t want season tickets.

    You don’t want?

    No, I don’t want. So, just tell me what I owe you for your trouble..

    Ten Thousand dollars.

    Ten Thousand dollars? You told me one-fifty!

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  12. He’s an amazing man. He’s a Russian immigrant. He escaped the Gulag. He’s like the Sakharov/Buchnevich of cable guys.. He’ll slow down your gas meter. He sells slugs, Jerry. Slugs for the subway

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  13. It’s “offside” in as[socc]iation football (soccer), rugby football, and American football, just looked it up. You see “offsides” in reference to the various kinds of offsides. So I’m guessing it’s just slang, which is a relief–I hate being outside a good inside joke.

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  14. The official term no matter what the sport is offside. The people that use the term offsides is because they don’t know no good English.

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  15. I can confirm that us players of the leather coated spherical pigs stomach refer to it as offside too. Sometimes we defenders just stand still with our arms in the air as the forwards run past as if to signal the linesman that he can put the flag up now. As per the Arsenal team of the 90’s.

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  16. In any event, I read about the GMs getting together and, among other things, agreeing that the delayed offside review is *groan* a good thing, but here’s where you know the fix is in–they actually said that it helps remind players to keep their skates on the ice at all times, which promotes player safety. Because you wouldn’t want some guy whose glove has come off, who’s lying down on the blue line, to get his finger sliced off by another guy who (on further review) was offside coming into the zone because his skate was an inch off the ice. So, yeah, pure BS. The question is: who is gaining what, exactly, by keeping this dumbass, game-ruining rule in place? Does it allow dog-food advertisers more time to pitch their wares?

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  17. CCC, you mean to say, of course, that they would not of used the term if they would of done known English good? (I kid, I kid, nothing wrong with saying “offsides” or “off of” or “based off” or any of that fun stuff that keeps the language hopping.) Anyway, I went to a grammar lesson the other day and a hockey blog broke out.

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  18. Norm, it’s the same people that say, “I could care less.” If I were to be deputized by the grammar police I’d lock them up right now.

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  19. By “NFL people”, Carp, I hope you are referring to the college-educated ex-players, the ones wearing interesting suits, propped in front of the cameras telling us things? As opposed to the referees? I will be listening keenly next fall to the zebras, when they manage to get their mikes to work, to see whether they announce that number 64 was–how gauche–“offside” or “offsides”. If it’s the latter, I will send a letter of concern.

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  20. I can’t hear a damn thing. I went to that rock concert last night at the garden. My seats were right up against the speaker. It’s a heavy metal group. Metalla-something.

    -ca.
    What?
    ka
    ah.

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  21. I too can empathize about ticket prices. No matter how many lockouts occur or salary caps are instituted, they’ll never pass the cost savings onto suckers like us.

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  22. that has been replaced by another annoying 30 seconds…The East The West..all is beautiful some mumbo jumbo krap they don’t even sell the car..i blame Matthew McConawhatever for these rambling incoherent car dialogues…

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  23. In my little slice of the high-school world, I can safely report that no student in the last five years has made an assembly announcement (e.g. this afternoon’s meeting of the Asian-affinity frisbee-and-mountain-biking club) that did not begin with “So,”.

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  24. Tanner “Nutmeg” Glass….The Most Interesting Man In The World…

    1. If he were to punch you in the face, you would have to fight off the urge to thank him.

    2. His blood smells like cologne.

    3. He bowls overhand.

    4. When he drives a new car off the lot, it increases in value.

    5. His passport requires no photograph.

    6. He tips an astonishing 100%.

    7.His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man’s entire body.

    8. The police often question him just because they find him interesting.

    9.When it is raining, it is because he is thinking of something sad.

    10. His hands feel like rich brown suede.

    Hartford Bonus:
    Cuba imports cigars from him.

    Mosquito’s refuse to bite him purely out of respect.

    In museums, he is allowed to touch the art.

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  25. Nutmeg Glass….

    All he needed was three cards to win in 5-card stud.

    Eve almost cheated on Adam…with him.

    He once mated with a crab. And produced a whale.

    They became Charlie’s Angels after he turned them down

    When he pats you on the back, you list it on your resume.

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  26. Glass is interesting all right:
    * He doesn’t hit the ice, the ice hits him.
    * His teammates so admire his toughness, they beg to be punched in practice.
    * When he is offside(s), the blue line begs forgiveness.
    * Jaws go out of their way to seek his fists.
    * He refuses to scream down the left wing, he just screams.
    * When he trails the play… wait, he always trails the play.
    I think I’m losing the thread…

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  27. Fivefinns hilarious. There will be a Mad Max kind of day in the future when kids are telling the tell about the legend of Tanner Glass

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  28. This may be one of the best action scenes in the last 5 years. If you haven’t seen this movie, do yourself the favor.
    Valhalla!!
    Mad Max Fury Road First Chase Scene

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  29. I have a hockey-related grammar issue, since we’re on the subject. Everyone seems to say “games in hand”. I thought it was supposed to be “games AT hand”, no?

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  30. My fav is the following: “I was like, getting ready to, like, go the store? And then, like, I forgot like, my wallet? So, like, I ran back in, and like, couldn’t find it? Then I like, asked, where’s like my wallet? And like, no one like, could find it. And I was like, annoyed. Then I like got like really annoyed…..”

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  31. E3 – Try working at a college and listening to the kids (especially those of the female persuasion). If you prevented them from saying like every two words then like they wouldn’t like have anything to like say.

    Also hate when people use irregardless. Iona’s hockey coach did that all the time and I was nice enough to like clean it like up for him.

    So, I have one more – when people write noone instead of no one. I have been like known to write back and like ask who this “noone” person like is.

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  32. so , like when does, you know, Stepan start, like, actually contributing sort of, you know ? he’s like, you know, like overdue an’ sh*t…..

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  33. the next person to start a sentence, while talking to me, with “At the end of the day..” will most likely risk witnessing a postal moment. I cannot stand that phrase. It’s …like…totally…like annoying…

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  34. Peter No one Noone was responsible for these great tunes…

    Dustin Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Dump-In

    I’m Hen-er-ree Richard I am…

    and the Devils Fight Song…
    There’s a Kind of Hush (All over the Rink) …

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  35. There’s a great danger in this sort of pedantry, much though I’m complicit, and that is to mistake for idiots those students (esp. young women) who use up-speak and “like” and “totally”, etc. Many of them are downright brilliant in my experience, even if they are speaking in code. So-o, whatever, that’s what I, like, think?

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  36. More Tanner:

    Bikers walk their motorcycles past his home

    He played a game of Russian Roulette with a fully loaded magnum, and won.

    Presidents take his birthday off.

    The star on his Christmas tree is tracked by NASA

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  37. Ado, I’m also fond of the CA talk where a statement is made but in a tone that ends higher suggesting a question. As example, I went to the store? And I bought, like, some milk? Ugh

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  38. International Man of Mystery…Tanner Nutmeg Glass

    When in Rome, they do as HE does.

    Two countries went to war to dispute HIS nationality.

    When he goes to Spain, he chases the bulls.

    He is fluent in all languages, including three that he only speaks.

    On every continent in the world, there is a sandwich named after him.

    He once taught a german shepherd how to bark in spanish.

    Respected archaeologists fight over his discarded apple cores.

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  39. He speaks French in German.

    He once checked an opponent into the boards while simultaneously check mating a grandmaster on a chessboard.

    He can stare at the sun for hours at a time.

    Books read to him at night.

    Tanner Glass is the most exciting man in the world.

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  40. Boy, did the Beatles piss me off when they sang, “I must be sure from the very start, that you would love me more than her” as well as, “And I would be sad if our new love was in vain.” I mean, c’mon, Beatles, that’s “love me more than she” and “if our new love were were in vain.” Not sure how those guys made any money.

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  41. Some interesting developments from prohockeyrumors.com in reference to next season.

    The league did agree on one rule change that will be proposed to the competition committee. Under the proposed change, teams would no longer be allowed to call a time out after an icing to give their players a rest. A small change that could have a big impact late in games, it should be expected to go through and be implemented next season. As Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press points out, the AHL already introduced that change this season.

    The much talked about change to bye-weeks will be put into place next season according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. Instead of having each team take their bye-weeks at different times, there will be two set periods that will rest half the teams at a time. Since there will be 31 teams next season, 15 will rest the first week, and 16 the next. Coming out of their breaks, teams will play their first two games against opponents who shared the same rest period.

    The salary cap will increase slightly next season according to Johnston, sitting at $75.5-76MM depending on the inflator negotiations with the NHLPA this summer. While those extra couple of million may help some teams immensely, it doesn’t represent much revenue growth for either side. Frank Seravalli of TSN notes that because this isn’t a final number, most GMs are still assuming a flat cap and will adjust when the league makes an official announcement.
    Michael Traikos of Postmedia gives us the quote we were all dreading about NHL participation in the upcoming Olympics. Bill Daly told Traikos “Unless something changes we’re not going. We’ve said that consistently for three months. There’s nothing new about that.” It’s true that they’ve been consistent with it, but not so bluntly as Daly has finally put it. It seems as though there will be a fight between players wanting to go regardless, and their owners needing them during the season.

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  42. That was a great article on Cosby’s…just read it now..i remember my dad taking me into the Cosby’s at the old garden up on 50th st then the new one…eventually as I got older and started playing at Kelton’s Ice Rink and Vanny (Van Cortlandt Lake in the Bronx) I had to make the trek down to Paragon’s because Cosby’s was just too expensive

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  43. It’s games-in-hand, as in “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

    The social media director at MSGN (where I sort of work, even though I’ve never been there), a great, sweet, polite and very smart young lady, breaks the world land record for “likes” in a sentence, in a paragraph, in a conversation, every time we speak. I thought my niece owned the previous records.

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  44. to Lennon’s blech poetry, I would agree. McCartney, on the other hand, is often anthologized for:

    McCartney, however is often anthologized:

    Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice
    In the church where a wedding has been,
    Lives in a dream.
    Waits at the window, wearing the face
    That she keeps in a jar by the door
    Who is it for?

    Father McKenzie, writing the words
    Of a sermon that no one will hear,
    No one comes near.
    Look at him working, darning his socks
    In the night when there’s nobody there
    What does he care?

    Eleanor Rigby died in the church
    And was buried along with her name,
    Nobody came.
    Father McKenzie, wiping the dirt
    From his hands as he walks from the grave
    No one was saved.

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  45. Carporate…The MSGN post made me think of this…

    I’ve.. been reviewing your work.. Quite frankly, it stinks.

    Well, I ah.. been havin’ trouble at home and uh.. I mean, ah, you know, I’ll work harder, nights, weekends, whatever it takes..

    No, no, I don’t think that’s going to, do it, uh. These reports you handed in. It’s almost as if you have no business training at all..

    I don’t know what this is supposed to be!

    Well, I’m uh, just–tryin’ to get ahead..

    Well, I’m sorry. There’s just no way that we could keep you on.

    I don’t even really work here!

    That’s what makes this so difficult.

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  46. is/are – even the highly educated now say things like “there’s reasons for that.” etc. No one says “there’re reasons for that.” The singular and plural have become erroneously singular and there is no going back.

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  47. Good evening all youse glassholes out there. Good times so far on the DBVRT (Del Boca Vista Rangers Tour). Anybody sleep in their car last night?
    LGR!!!!!
    Doodie – flush those Dolan pocket liners with extreme prejudice..

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  48. He taught fish how to swim.

    Charcoal turns to diamond with one squeeze of his hand.

    He’s walked on every planet in the solar system.

    He once beat Chris Christie in an all you eat hot dog contest.

    Tanner Glass is the most interesting man in the world.

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  49. good thing female nurses and female doctors didn’t take off today for the day without blah blah blah protest…
    for God’s sake go to work and I vote for no more day without whatever protests ….enough already

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  50. wife’s a nurse..she went to work….had to….unlike this lame mass excuse of calling in sick or whatever to call attention to what? a day without women? school systems closewd today in Va. what about the single mom’s who rely on school being open in order for them to get to work…what purpose did that serve? what’s next a day without cops? a day without sanitation workers? enough already…female law enforcement showed up today…female nurses showed up today ..

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  51. Tostitos=Sestito. I wish I hadn’t bothered looking up the replay, another reminder that the sport that I love so much actually allows animals like that guy to dress, and he’s not alone. Soon enough, someone will be killed and then maybe (MAYBE!) they’ll put a stop to all that crap. All of it.

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  52. So, at the end of the day, there’s reasons why I could care less. But in fact, it’s much ado, like, about nothing. noone would disagree.

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  53. Have you noticed that coaches are using the caches challenge as a time out, since it takes so much longer for the zebras to look at their tab, than the 30s time out. The florida coach did it on the 4-1 Holden goal, when Glass skated by the goaltender and not even touching him. There was no chance in hell that would have been overturned, even with the nhl referees. I think there should be a penalty for unwarrented challenged.

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  54. Good morning, boneheads!
    Game Day!
    1enne, I don’t know why the coaches would do that deliberately since they can change the lineup after the goal against. Plus, it takes much longer than 30s after the goal to start the next shift anyway. As for the Holden goal-Florida coach had a valid reason to trigger his challenge since Glass did touch goaltender’s glove and his pad on his way.

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  55. See my 12:14, ilb. Sickening, goes way past Pittsburgh Sucks. Huge problem for the league, but they don’t see it.

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  56. Good quote from Jets Coach last night on Sestito and Pens

    When asked about what he thought of Pittsburgh’s pregame decision, Maurice was quick to respond:

    “Well, he wasn’t called up to dangle.”

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  57. This day in hockey history, March 8th 1972, the New York Rangers GAG line of Rod Gilbert, Vic Hadfield, and Jean Ratelle became the first line in NHL history with three 40 goal scorers with Rod Gilbert scoring his 40th goal of the season.

    Vintage hockey.

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  58. A lot of inane banter on here this morning. Is it August? I guess since they won two in a row we have nothing to talk(complain) about. So without further ado -or is it adieu- I’m going o shut up.

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  59. Seems that McPhee will have his choice of a couple few goodish goalies. Rumor is that he might grab Auntie for someone else and exchange for a high pick.

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  60. USA Today’s Kevin Allen had a story about McPhee and Vegas today and I came across an interesting fact. One of the Rangers pro scouts is Doug Risebrough. In addition to being a buddy of Glen Sather, Riseborugh was the GM of the Minnesota Wild when they entered the NHL. I would hope Jeff Gorton picks his brain in terms of Doug’s experiences with the Expansion Draft – especially in terms of making a side deal with Vegas to lessen the expansion loss for the Rangers.

    It seems that McPhee and Risebrough spoke for five hours. Hmm, maybe there have been some back channel talks going in already.

    Here is the story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2017/03/08/nhl-expansion-las-vegas-golden-knights-start-plenty-opportunity/98914896/

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  61. The Gilbert reference reminds me of one night in a north end New Rochelle Pub where Rod, Dave Debusschere, some others and some sportswriters convened. They had been scheduled to play in a charity golf event at Wykagyl Country Club, but it had rained most of the day and they ended up at Frumpson’s. Debusschere was seriously toasted and the guy I was with said to the bartender, “I think you should cut Big Dave off.” Bartender replied, “YOU cut him off.”

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  62. Two wins and the ledge is empty, didn’t even have to go to stubhub for tickets!

    On Pbgh – I heard Cindy shed a tear. Allergies you know.

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  63. Result of hit was bad, but also thought Engstrom turned away from hit
    A worse hit happened when Camper was rear ended and had his back turned for the whole time and the Fla player just steamrolled him from behind.

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  64. Interesting game tonight with Nash and Lundvqist out day-to-day. Brandon Halverson who was sent to the ECHL gets the callup thanks to proximity. At least Grabner appears ready to return.

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  65. 1enne, the Florida goalie was waving to the bench to challenge. I’m sure they thought there was a chance the goal would be overturned. And there is no reason to need a timeout there.

    ilb, I think it would be insane to trade draft picks to keep Vegas from taking somebody. Not sure they would want Raanta, and if they did, you can always get a backup goalie. If they want Fast, AV’s fave, so be it, IMO. I mean, you’re going to give up draft picks to keep Fast, and then lose Lindberg?

    Gorton should just face it that he will lose a player. Because he will. Move on.

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  66. Lessee……..Adam Clendening makes his most impactful move by putting the club’s leading goal scorer on the shelf for a few weeks. Now Steven Kampfer is ahead of him on the depth chart.

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  67. Steven Kampfer 5’11” 193 – 28 yo
    NHL Career: 139 GP 9-15-22 60 PIM
    AHL 219 games
    .
    Adam Clendening 6’0″ 196 – 24 yo
    NHL Career: 77 GP 4-17-21 47 PIM
    AHL 202 games
    .
    Camper is more of a defensive minded Dman, obviously AC is more of a offensive minded Dman.
    Both are 7/8 Ds right now with injuries forcing them in the lineup.
    .
    Been impressed with AC this year for his ability to make a pass to the tape out of the zone, play with a little snarl while paired with a ADHD Rookie D-man. Good stop gap option.
    .
    2 of those goals the other night were on Henk and he is also a viable option on PP which really sucks now.
    Camper is (-2) in 4 games this season.
    .
    Are we trusting AV’s decisions with Dman deployment now?

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  68. it may have actually helped the team if all the guys who got hurt last week had instead been sidelined with the mumps

    figures the Rangers can’t catch the mumps when they really need to

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  69. Teams have been trying to intimidate Hank for a while now, and been getting away with it. Glass and Kampfer call- up directly related to that for starters.

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  70. Maybe if Oscar, Oscar, Oscar doesn’t go to Vegas and continues to improve, this trade will go down as a pretty good one (though at the time I remember some people screaming bloody murder):

    May 8, 2011: Oscar Lindberg traded to NY Rangers by Phoenix for Ethan Werek.

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  71. Zibanejad, upon further research seems to be Iranian/Finnish, but since he was born and lives in Sweden, he qualifies. Certainly the most talented of the three but not in the unfailing tenacity department.

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  72. Good article on Oscar! My favorite bit, though, was:
    “As much as you (might not) want to believe it, Tanner’s fast, too,” Stepan said. Well, I desperately want to believe it. Hope I can catch some of the game tonight and see if he’s sped up since…last game? Did he make the speed breakthrough in practice yesterday?

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  73. Qua-skjei-modo with the game winner and I’ll go out on a limb and predict Chris Karter wins a puck battle

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  74. I hate hearing about the garden and it’s ridiculous price hikes every year. I fell lucky that I get to watch hockey all year long at such a discounted price. Granted it’s practically pond hockey, but I get to see the other teams!

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