The reunion will have to wait


Well, it’s good to see the mere sight of the name “Jason Krog”: stirs such passions in all of you.

I remember back in college, with our heads buried in our coats on another raw New Hampshire winter day, I turned to Krog and said, “One day I’m going to do a blog entry on you and Rangers fans are going to go nuts.”

Of course, this isn’t true, seeing how in the winter of 1995-96, I didn’t know what a blog was, and the only friend of mine who knew anything about the Internet was my electrical-engineering major roommate.

Needless to say, he makes more money than I do now. And so, for that matter, does Jason Krog…

Anyway, on a much sadder note, as interested as I am to see how the Rangers’ newest acquisition fares today, I will instead be at a funeral to say goodbye “to a good friend and a good man who left this world way too early”: As I’ve said before on this site, there are times when we all attach a certain gravity to these games we watch. Then come days like today, when Rangers vs. Bruins seem fairly trivial.

Either way, this leaves the versatile Brian Heyman in my place at the Garden today, and for all his many talents, Brian will gladly admit he’s not the most tech savvy among us. Hence, the updates will be lacking. To start, though, count on Henrik Lundqvist in goal, and of course, Krog somewhere at center.

Feel free to use this space for discussion amongst yourself, and I’ll be sure to check in once I’ve caught myself up to speed.

Until then…

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  1. yeah, my sincere condolences sam… it really puts things in perspective bro. i will keep you and you family in my prayers.

  2. Sorry for the loss Sam, no need to explain where you were going to be, you don’t even have to be here if you don’t want to be. Thanks again for all the work you put into this blog.

  3. Sam, You are the beacon of light in the darkness of being a die hard NY Rangers fan. So I think everbody will understand.

    My Condolences for your loss.

  4. DoodieMachetto on

    My condolensces.

    Maybe this story will help cheer you up:

    I was once at an NYPD-FDNY hockey game. Before the game they had a moment of silence for all of the fallen heroes in both departments. After about 30 seconds or so, someone yelled out “LET’S GO RANGERS!,” at which point the entire Garden broke out into raucous laughter, followed by cheering. I think the police went on to win.

  5. My condolences to you and the family of your friend. R Scott Tucker I believe if I read that correct. He can meet Marty, a friend of mine take way too early as well. They will have fun I am sure.

  6. condolences Sam. Again, it shows in the whole scheme of things where the game of hockey actually belongs.

  7. “Well, it’s good to see the mere sight of the name Jason Krog stirs such passions in all of you.”

    Hilarious considering Jason Krog was the inspiration for your longest blog entry of all time.

  8. Sorry for your loss Sam.

    Some kind of analyst Hull is. Says Crosby and Malkin should be playing 30 minutes a game. Even Jagr can’t even do that if he tried.

  9. That was as good and as honest as an effort as the team had given all year, lead by the Heart and soul of the team Jed Ortmeyer. All the forwards forechecked hard drove to the net and we saw very little of the dipsy doodle stuff that usually leads to nothing. That second period was as good as it gets as the came in waves at the Bruins from start to finish in that period. They played a pretty good third for the most part till late when it looked like the B’s would tie it up till Orty came up with a great play on the pk, and a sweetass ps goal.The third and 4th lines played today alot like they did last year for once Renney made the right move in sitting Ward and Hall.

  10. Anyone looking for an interesting story about the role of the NY Rangers in people’s lives should check out “Playoffs” by Shalom Auslander in the January 15th issue of “The New Yorker.” It’s about the relationship between his Orthodox Jewish upbringing and the ’94 Rangers playoffs. Really well written and a great reminder of how much the game can mean to Blueshirt fans. The kind of things the players and organization should read…

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