323 thoughts on “New Post”

  1. Did the Islanders win the lottery yet? Or is it Carolina as reward for the new owner ponying up for that decrepit franchise?

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  2. I want to have a team that represents the sign that used to be at the old Boston garden…

    Lady Byng died here!!!

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  3. The Athletic is worth the subscription fee just for the time I read it during pointless meetings.

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  4. i’ll either have 5 or 6 right

    tampa in 6
    toronto in 5
    washington in 5
    pittsburgh in 6

    nashville in 5
    winnipeg in 4
    la in 6
    anaheim in 7

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  5. Some interesting questions on the blog yesterday. Here is the question for you: Would anything be different if in 2004 Washington took Malkin at #1 instead of Ovechkin, and Pittsburgh took Ovechkin at #2?

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  6. Charlie O’Connor
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    Simmonds’ 2017-18 injury list: Torn pelvis, pulled groin, broken non-weight bearing bone in his ankle, and torn ligament in his hand. Also had a bunch of teeth knocked out.

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  7. Up in the home state tonight. This will be the first game of the playoffs I’ve seen. I hope it’s a good game. Sounds like Mac is playing well for Tampa. How’s JT doing?

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  8. Zucc unselfishly over stayed his shifts. It was for the good of the team. He also ran around in the Dzone unselfishly. Often leaving his teammates out to dry. Sometimes, unselfishly, he would hold on to puck forever on the PP. forcing his teammates to stand around and watch him. Also, unselfishly, Zucc would blindly pass the puck up the middle in the Ozone. With the puck often finding its intended target. That target was Hank, who would then come out of his net to retrieve a Zucc wish pass.

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  9. The rangers were really communicative about AV after his final game presser. That situation was so ripe. Can’t believe the last two seasons were just wasted with him here. Bet hindsight has them thinking they should have done it earlier

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  10. Kreider and Hayes impressed me at the end. Zbad just felt like a dude padding stats at the end of a bad season, like once the games mean nothing, now you feel free to compete? Like wtf is that? Was kinda un-Nerving to see zbads body language and swag at the end of a washed out season, like he was proud instead of humbled and embarrassed by the fact that he was padding stats and finally playing hard once it didn’t matter

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  11. and by the way whoever mentioned the odds of having Scarlett Johannsen sit on their face on an earlier thread thanks for making my day. I would also volunteer my face if someone else has to take a break …in love w her since Lost In Translation

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  12. Would you want Svechnikov or Zadina? I know the overall consensus is w/ svechnikov…

    Btw- DeBrusk is a stud. He’s the guy I really wanted in the Nash trade, but…. we all knew that wasn’t happening.

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  13. If Svechnikov’s comparison is to Voracek… I mean that’s nice and all…. but not the “game changer” we need. Zadina seems like more of a pure sniper, no?

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  14. Alex

    It’s obvious what was happening with the team all around. I’m not arguing that. I called for it so early on. AV has been the wrong coach for this team since the loss to the lightning. And if you don’t see that, than your the one who doesn’t have a full clear picture

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  15. JPP

    20/20 hindsight

    blame goes throughout the ranger organization and the way the league is structured. draft/cap etc.

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  16. Fantastic, Olga! Ah, fivefinns… so they’ll be on the Hot Dog diet??? Remember… Brendl was on that sauce before Kessel was in the league…. All hail the hot dog king Brendl

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  17. Dylan McIllrath…Bobby Sanguinetti….Chris Kontos….Terry Carkner…Stefan Cherneski…Jayson More…Jim Malone..
    Peter and Chris Rye Playland Pro Shop Owners Ferraro….Jeff Brown…Al ….Carnegie Deli Cuban Sandwich… Montoya
    Michael Stewart…Dan Blackburn…Jamie Lundmark…Brendl…Huge Speciman….

    God Help Us At The Draft

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  18. No Alex. BS. It’s not hindsight. I saw it so long ago. I guess you don’t know my stances. I’ve been saying it a long long time. AV rode the culture and locker room he inherited, he changed the system and loosened the reins and let the locker room handle itself, but all that stuff was mandated by brass, any number of coaches would have had the same postseason success here. They made him here, he didn’t make the team, he rode the culture until his own culture eroded that away and they have been a mediocre team ever since. And the softest team in the league. Your crazy, AV and his stubbornness wasted two seasons i night have enjoyed watching.

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  19. “With the 3rd overall pick, it looks like the New York Rangers are going off the board……..”.

    “From Toronto, CA…. “The New York Rangers select…. Justin Beiber.”

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  20. JPP

    yeah right.

    we give him no benefit for getting to finals and then conference finals but all the blame since

    fair and balanced you are not.

    and with another coach with older henrik, girardi (2 yrs ago), staal, nash etc we would have won the cup

    again yeah right

    now was the perfect time to go for new coach as we embark om the rebuild.

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  21. I can see Nash on Vegas next year maybe he’ll get his hand stuck in a slot machine and revitalize his career…not likely though he’s looser than cream corn…no grit no thanks

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  22. Management can’t be dumb enough to bring back Nasher, right…? RIGHT? Eh, who the hell am I kidding…..

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  23. just came back form a cruise last week last day on my bill there was a 46.00 charge for a BUD ….
    i went down to the desk and asked what a BUD was…told them i hope you didn’t charge me for a Blow Up Doll cause i brought my own

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  24. Honestly Alex. Maybe it means I’m totally clueless. But I don’t think AV had very much to do with the rangers postseason success whatsoever.

    Your right. That’s what I’m saying i believe. I think whatever coach the rangers hired, they were going to make those postseason runs. Most of those runs, the rangers were down 3-1 in series and than came back based on either unique circumstances (msl) or the rush and adrenaline from mounting the comebacks. AV’s systems got us in those 3-1 messes to begin with

    We won in spit of AV

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  25. I don’t want the B’s winning this series but I don’t want Toronto winning the cup almost as much as I want Pissburgh to not win. We still need a few more no-cup seasons from Toronto before the Rangers lose their infamy as the team with the longest cup drought of all time.

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  26. JPP

    losing to Tampa in conf finals had nothing to do with all the injuries to our defense?

    give me a break!

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  27. Plus that’ll also take away the longest cup drought by an Original Six team tag as well. After Toronto is Montreal. They’d need to go without a cup for another 30 years though.

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  28. I don’t see them bringing back Nash unless he stays unsigned for a while. He won’t be their first move on July 1 and someone with throw money at Nash. He should do as well as Eric Staal did and I don’t think he will wait around for the Rangers.

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  29. I am seeking divine intervention for this 3rd period to will the Leafs forward so I am canceling my next IPA choice from my garage fridge and I am breaking out the Funky Buddah Bomber Bottle IPA that I have

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  30. When Nash comes along…. yooooou must whip it! And if-a Grabner comes along… yoooou must whip it….

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  31. JR smartly poining out that Nash is THE DRIFTER drifting AWAY from the net and into the corner instead…. but all the intangibles…and he’s a nice guy..and he’s good in the room….I DON’T WANT NICE GUYS ON THE RANGERS!!!!

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  32. I want a player or two like Andrighetto on the AVs…. The guy can play and has a mean streak.

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  33. Can’t see why a good team would offer Nash any sizeable amount of money given the player he has been offensively the last couple years, not to mention this latest concussion.
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    We lost to Tampa because Hank couldn’t stop anything in Games 2 and 3!!
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    Kuch, Wouldn’t worry about the Leafs winnings the cup this year

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  34. Hank let in 12 goals in games 2 and 3!! We only scored 2 in game 2, but that team putting up 5 goals in game 3 has to result in a win

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  35. someone like a good skater but lacking in size Lithuanian puck moving dwarf defenseman with outstanding speaking skills….and he’s good in the room…and he’s a nice guy

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  36. The only thing that could make this night worse now would be the invention of a “Rene Rancourt Alarm Clock.”

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  37. Agree that bringing back Nash is a bad move. He is the past and a soft player when they say they want grit. There’s an argument for Kovalchuk. I don’t see one for Nash.

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  38. Av was and is overrated.

    He should have been fired 2 seasons ago.

    Team played worse and worse every season he coached.

    Rangers made the finals on torts coattails not av’s accomplishment.

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  39. What is seriously wrong with Wicky? He likes Sidney Crysbys team. Would rather see us get a second rounder than a first rounder from Tampa. And would rather get a later first rounder from Boston than an earlier one. What the actual f?

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  40. fivefinns

    a team losing in 2nd rd is same as losing 1st rd for draft position.

    so if boston loses to tampa they’d be in same spot draft wise.

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  41. Wick we have Boston’s and Tampa’s 1st rounders this year no matter what, so I’d rather have the earliest possible draft picks but just me. Probably a moot point now

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  42. Ev or Pete
    If the rangers had made the trade with the pens for the conditional first round pick, would you guys be rooting for the pens this playoff?

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  43. NHL Public Relations
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    This is the sixth #Game7 in NHL history to feature 10+ goals. The others:

    13 – 1968 QF (MNS 9, LAK 4)
    12 – 1992 DSF (NYR 8, NJD 4)
    11 – 1984 DF (EDM 7, CGY 4)
    10 – 1976 QF (PHI 7, TOR 3)
    10 – 1990 DF (CHI 8, STL 2)

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  44. Wicky, the lightning have nothing on the pens in terms of hatred. What in the actual f is wrong with you? I know you didn’t become a Ranger fan the year they were ousted by Tampa so what the hell?

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  45. No, I wouldn’t, tho I’d feel more comfortable that pick would vest than ours this year. but that has nothing to do with wanting Boston to win tonight. It is just downside for us if Boston wins

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  46. Ev
    It’s an honest question I asked, I’m assume you wouldn’t root for the better draft pick because you HATE the pens

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  47. So it’s ok to not root for the better pick if it means rooting for the pens…ok, got it.

    So it’s really not about the pick over hate!

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  48. McD would have helped Toronto, but, probably wouldn’t have been enough for them. So Shanny and Lou didn’t pull the trigger. He’s much better off with the Del Boca Vista Rangers where he is apiece of the puzzle, but, not looked on as the savior.

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  49. i don’t hate the pens. don’t love em either.

    they’re about even with boston for me ahead of vegas (expansion factor) and the preds.

    but behind the others

    my preference of remaining teams

    tampa
    winnipeg

    washington
    san jose

    pittsburgh
    boston

    nashville
    vegas

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  50. I despise teams and players that are punks aasens.

    I don’t mind a player being dirty as long as he answers the bell.

    Tampa is full of punks that play dirty but don’t answer the bell.

    I can’t stand that team.

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  51. Ev
    I love Marchand, take him on my team in a heartbeat!

    I also love l’étang, Perry, Roussel, Neal, Perron, kesler, karlsson, fleury, hall, big buff, laine, Wheeler, trouba….there are a ton of players that I love the way they play

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  52. I didn’t realize that despite having most of their top players on ELCs the Leafs had no cap space. They would have to get very creative to free up cap space to sign a vteran D let alone a high end UFA. They have several UFAs which they probably won’t re-sign. But those players have to be replaced. They have work to do this Summer just to keep even.

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  53. Old Ranger Fan…i think the Leaves are OK next year, they have $25m available and only Nylander, Jonsson and Carrick as RFA’s to re-sign.
    UFA’s Bozak, JVR, Komarov, Polak (and Plekanec) are all coming off the books – so obviously they have some work to do but they’ll need to save some money for the following season for Matthews bumper contract.

    They’ll be looking for top 4 D for sure

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