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Jane here. Yes I arrived at the Rangers practice facility full of hope today, but when I arrived I found that Sean Avery had called the Rangers camp director to cancel an appearance for noon.

They didn’t have a reason for me, so I started wondering if it was a deep-seated hatred of children or some sort of juicy incident at his new nightclub that kept him away, but the Rangers checked and turns out it was something as mundane as an inbound flight that was delayed.

That’s not nearly as good a story as Jay-Z and Avery going mano-a-mano over which celeb has the best hangout in NYC.

Avery is still scheduled to visit the campers later this week. Honestly, they didn’t seem too disappointed since it was their first day and they were getting a lesson from Adam Graves. Yeah, no tears there.

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  1. Laurel Babcock on

    When ya going back Jane?? (See previous post where I subtly express by feelings about not knowing about this today :)

  2. Coors Light in my fridge during the summer, with a special 6-pack on the side. Southampton Secret Ale, Anchor Steam, assorted Brooklyns (Pennant Ale is nice). . . . When I go out, I always get something different. I had this “Palm” red ale yesterday. And a Lobster Claw Ale. Damn good beer.

    When it is hot and sticky like today. . . . .like RIGHT NOW. . . .I c an drink a Coors Light. . . . .or 2 . . . . .

  3. Blueblood: thanks

    sadly there won’t be many videos made this year (unless I recycle old [ics, which I still have plenty of) since I will not be attending many games at all

    Staal (I think)
    I went to college basically across the street from a Budweiser plant… we would go on tours all the time for entertainment… the beer was free at the end and we still wouldn’t drink it (unless they were sampling some special brews… but that wasn’t often)

  4. lol I was about to open a beer (I think we;ve only got Miller right now) but apparently my sister just got given tix to the Mets… and I’ll have to drive… but its still not for awhile… hmmmmm

  5. I just cracked a beer. I will say I believe Brad Richards will be a Ranger BEFORE people think I am drunk. . . .

    But I just had a thought: Would a signed Zherdev have any appeal to the Thrashers? Appeasing Kovalchuk by adding Z for say. . . Colby Armstrong?

  6. Lay off the beer ya mean? I just started.
    Let’s pretend Richards will not happen. If I am Sather, I sign Z, hold out thru camp, and look to trade him to a team with an injury. I just thought that Z to ATL with Kovulchuk would be appealing with Armstrong coming back. That helps get Dubi signed, and leave a little $$$ for the season.
    Thoughts?

  7. I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown. This does not mean we should go for Bradly Richards. Ya dig ?

  8. I have four tickets to Depechemode concert for tomorrow night, and cant go due to an unexpected family situation. If anyone is interested, second level seats, please contact.

  9. Islanders fans truly have nothing better to do. Its only going to get worse when they become the Kansas City Cornhuskers

  10. Carp,

    I honestly can’t wait for hockey season to begin in 60 days. I play like Shanahan early in his career, goal scorer who was never affraid to throw the fists (yes it’s adult hockey too. but hey why not emulate the pros). Since we have nothing to speak about on this boring August day. I want to know who you’re favorite gritty goal scorer other than a Ranger great or current Rangers player did/do you enjoy watching or enjoy watching currently? Also, for those reading this post, feel free to provide some opinions as well.

  11. What the HECK on

    Trade zherdev for a circuit city gift card. Then give it to redden and ask him to retire. Next trade gaborik for ovechkin. Man, being a gmis really easy. I could do this drunk.

  12. Sorry, I am new here, and dint see another Dino. I posted on the previous article, and didnt mention any tickets here. Just wanted to see if the Marleau trade went down yet, as its all on the web today, but nothing has been confirmed.

  13. I Was Duguay on

    Staal,

    If you are liking absinthe (and really, what’s not to like?), I’ve got a drink for you.

    Black Thorn:
    2 shots Irish Whiskey
    2 shots Dry Vermouth
    1 shot Absinthe
    dash of orange bitters

    stir in a glass with ice — strain into another glass.

  14. Noticed there is a poster Jim Morrison, since I am a huge Doors fan, want to point out that the first stanza in Peace Frog reminds me of the Blackhawks offseason so far.

    Theres blood in the streets, its up to my ankles
    He came (Barker)
    Theres blood on the streets, its up to my knee
    He came (Versteeg)
    Blood on the streets in the town of Chicago
    He came (Hossa)
    Blood on the rise, its following Dave Tallon

  15. HockeyRodent makes some great point in his column today. They need to sign Z and try to trade him. They can go over the cap through Oct. Sather needs to take the gamble that he will be able to deal someone and either clear cap space for Z or get something in return for him.

    Could they buy the contract out? That would be 2/3 over double the term. That’s only 1.3 against the cap this year and next, or they could waive him and take a 1.95 hit this year and be done.

  16. Thanks Carp, yeah weird about me and Jane huh? Ha.

    I wonder what is going to come of this Zherdev thing. It really would be a shame to get nothing from that trade. Dancin Dan Fritsche isn’t even here to show for it. ha.

    Anyway, I was lucky enough to get Pearl Jam tickets from the ten club for the last show in the Spectrum, but I am very sad that they have not announced any shows at the Garden or PNC. Any Pearl Jam fans got any inside info on this?

  17. Not me with the Zherdev rumour, must be someone from Zips site bothering us. Hey Wart, Green Fairies, right up your…

  18. Absinthe, I had it too. Tasted like gasoline going down, and it definitely got the job done, but I too, am not sure I would every drink it again. Maybe if I was already all tuned up and someone bought it for me, ha.

  19. “They didn’t have a reason for me, so I started wondering if it was a deep-seated hatred of children or some sort of juicy incident at his new nightclub that kept him away, but the Rangers checked and turns out it was something as mundane as an inbound flight that was delayed.”

    He was at the 4 Phish Red Rocks shows over the weekend FWIW. My flight was delayed too.

  20. Bacon and Eggs, I’m your new waitress now. Take your money. er..Order Sir!! We grease everything with Crisco here for that kinda money..Including me..

  21. Last week I was at a family reunion in North Carolina.
    I was all pumped, bought a 1/4 keg and 3 cases of Cricket Hill beer, as well as some other fun stuff…haha
    22 people packed into a beach house sharing 3 bathrooms…with little kids…fine no problem…yet
    My one cousin has a child who is mostly posssessed…and the parents do nothing to correct/discipline the child…The kid is a little brat and needs to be put over the knee so to say. He was spitting at people pushing the other little kids out of the way, going thru my stuff, he actually took off and started the car…he’s 3 maybe 4 years old. He almost got into my great uncles medications…I swear if it were my kid…well nevermind…Sooo
    I slept in a little loft area over the kitchen…so no sleep…people got up early and I partied with my cousin from Switzerland and his fiance till late…fine no problem, I’m ok with no sleep…
    But… too many opinions from a guy lets call him Marek Malik who married into the family who is a total know it all and there was no escape! He knows everything about everything its not worth arguing, but I did. I don’t know if any of you heat with wood, but a big no no is burning pine or any evergreen for that matter in a stove…but Mr. Wade said it was ok…he doesn’t have a working fireplace.
    He likes light beer or ultra light beer…like Michelob ultralight…like the Virginia Slims of beer…puke!!!
    I would escape to the beach late at night to ‘square up’ if you will and get away from people. Marek Malik would stay up to lock all the doors like some paranoid freak…almost locked us out on a few occasions. Then I went to the beach on another night with another cousin to ‘square up’ and get chased by the beach fuzz, I’ve never seen my overweight cousin move so fast.
    All in all it was a pretty good week because thats were I landed my bottle of Swiss Absinthe…
    Thanks for reading my rant…

  22. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga is driving me crazy ... says Greg L. on

    Troll , Trolls and more trolls. My last 2 posts at 10:30 pm last night were oviously not me , but the guy was funny. Its crazy how the imposter always talks about man purses and hurting bums. Is the imposter a “in the closet homosexual “? It is kinda funny but the guy oviously has an infatuation with gay stuff.

    Actually yeah what all the hockey talk on this seifeld blog!!????? geeeezeee!!

    Jane ,welcome back and nice try with Avery ,what can ya do?

    Laurel , Janes bad for not including you. You have a talk with her…you can’t be missing all the fun!!

    Zherdev sucks one day ,then another day people want him!!!?? I don’t get it.

    Brad Richards belongs in the group of over paid stars

    Brad Richards
    Gomez
    Drury
    Redden
    Penner
    sedins
    ect…

  23. Laurel Babcock on

    Dr. O., very funny.

    geez, where you guys live or not work that you can started with cocktail hour at 3 p.m. I mean, I know it’s always 5 p.m. somewhere in the world, but yeesh!

  24. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga is driving me crazy ... says Greg L. on

    BTW CCCP , I know your someone out here , are you the eggs and toast guy?

  25. Jay G-

    I appreciate you preaching my words, as they shall live on through the old who get older, and the young fragile eggshell minds that grow stronger with time.

    Now lets sing together, and feast upon this beautiful summer day, as we wait for October.
    Yeah!,

    Come on, come on, come on, come on
    Sign Dubi, baby
    Cant you see that he needs to get paid?
    What was that promise that you made?
    Why wont you let him get laid?
    What was that promise that you made?

    Now, Im gonna love you, till you sign Dubi today
    Im gonna love you
    Till the Cup comes to New York, in May

    Come on, come on, come on, come on
    Don’t Sign Z, baby
    Cant you see that Torts makes him afraid?
    What was that promise that you made?
    What will it take to get rid of Wade?
    What was that promise that you made?

    Im gonna love you, till you trade Redden tonight
    Im gonna love you
    Till you get Rozi out of our sight !
    Im gonna love you, till you trade Rozi, and Wade tonight
    Im gonna love you
    Till you bring New York from the darkness into the light !

    (Sax solo)

  26. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga is driving me crazy...says Greg L. on

    My Hockey Eklund impersonation, Unreliable sources cornfirm I just farted,..Source..A Little birdie smelled me..E5.

  27. this Jim Morrison is gettin old real quick, and they must have alot of free time on their hands..

  28. Where's Pavelich? on

    Cmon Gatti, who do you thing the Rangers will get from Dallas?

    Anchor Steam, is the best of the “mass-micro” beers out there.. except it is $13/six.. started going red wine with Ranger games it became sort of as thing for me..but, as I watched Redden play, I went straight to scotch

  29. speaking of beer… where the heck is beer me? did he ever come back? I’m not being funny I just thought of him with this thread…

    I miss you guys. Man I feel a lot better after visiting this blog… I need to make a point of doing it more often…

  30. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga is driving me crazy ... says Greg L. on

    HAHAHAH the imposters mad!!! Got you upset!!?? you posted this because ya were mad at what I said about you , you closet homo :

    ” My Hockey Eklund impersonation, Unreliable sources cornfirm I just farted,..Source..A Little birdie smelled me..E5.”

    HAHAHA keep it up , Ill be here all day because im 2 hours behind you !!

  31. Nasty1,

    Good to c ya again…

    PJ hasn’t announced EVERYTHING yet I’m sure. At least you got some tix… I tried for the first show in the Spectrum but got shut out.

    They’re gonna tour Australia/New Zealand too, so I bet there’s a second leg in the US after that they’ll annouce… that will include MSG i’m sure.

  32. jIMMY, YOU LYING OLD CROONER, YOU PROMISED ME THAT SONG. (HIC) Zips site has Somerset saying how the Zherdev deal is a good one for us, and that Redden dont suck that much for the money. Lyyyyyyyyy, Babyyy, Lie Baby!!

  33. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga is driving me crazy ... says Greg L. on

    It’s not even 3 pm for me …you in the closet idiot hahaha!!! Carps away and out comes the imposter..Carp would ban you just like that!! Cats away and the mouse will play.

  34. All these posters showing up but no Beerme…

    Even with all this beer talk.

    Strange Days (with regards to Mr. Morrison)

  35. lol the good thing about being a sporadically posting regular is trolls don’t bother with your name…

    well peace out… if anything comes up form my name… it isn’t me

    Cheers

  36. Where's Pavelich? on

    ZzZz., Best thing you wrote all summer, and it had to be a troll. Chill out man, you’re gonna bust a vein.

  37. Jay G, favorite gritty goal scorers: Hadfield, obviously Graves. Eddie Johnstone and Don Maloney got some dirty goals. Pavelich. Mallette that year he played with Nicholls and Gartner. Matteau scored a couple of big ones. Todd Harvey for about 10 minutes. Knuble would have been one if Muckler didn’t want DiMaio. These, of course, are only Rangers, and I’m sure there are others.

    If you want to talk overall, I could write a book. Starting with Cam Neely.

  38. Rob-

    Im 27 years young. Also, who are “they”, have you found Janis, and Jimmy ?

    Duguay-

    What about the Stones. Mick wouldn’t be anything without me, he went to see me back in 68 when i played the Hollywood Bowl, and he was in awe. He stole my style, and copied my presence. He’s lucky i faked my death, or else it would be The Doors who were hiring the Hell Angels to protect us.

  39. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga is driving me crazy ... says Greg L. on

    Pavelich , how would you know if it was the best I wrote all summer , you werent here. Chill out!!!??? I never have chilled out. Ever see me at game time???

  40. I have drinken *a lot* of real Absinthe in attempt to “trip/get visuals” but it never happens and the stuff tastes terrible if youre just getting drunk from it…!

  41. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga is driving me crazy ... says Greg L. on

    cool , I knew it!! kinda …good one . I wont say another word :|

  42. Where's Pavelich? on

    Kelly Kisio, we had Tim Kerr, when he was awful

    what ever happened to goal scoring senastion: Daniel Goneau

  43. Z for $3.9 is interesting.

    Kotalik got $3m per for 3 years and can’t put up the numbers Z can – even with his disappearing act.

    I feel (like many here i think) that Kotalik replaced Naslund. Gabby replaces Zherdev.

    however, with Torts rolling 3 lines, I don’t see a place for Zherdev, especially with Callahan wrapped up and showing a real work ethic that Nik lacks. He could play the off wing, but I doubt that is a viable option.

    I like Zherdev, but I think the only reason Sather accepts the ruling is to trade him. I don’t see Zherdev getting $3.9 on the open market – unless it’s from the Islanders.

    If Zherdev wants the cash, he’ll go home to the KHL and sign with Magsnitork. I actually think this is the most likely scenario.

    There will be no Dallas deal. At least not for Richards.

    Nasty –
    huge PJ fan here – I have heard nothing about Garden shows, but as you well know, that is one of Eddie’s favorite venues and the scene of some classic shows. (ie: ’94 2nd night). I expect there to be at least a fan club show at the Paramount. they did that out in L.A. a few years back and then they hit the former Great Western Forum a few days later. Awesome show.

  44. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga is driving me crazy ... says Greg L. on

    Ok sorry Pavelich cuz I was gonna say it’s probally the imposter cuz hes mad at me. I knew it and I didnt say it , my opolojies.

    On a serious note , Salty : How is your mom doing?

  45. Salty-

    I have expanded my mind with the help of acid in my early years in the 60’s. It’s a real trip, it brought me back to the time i saw Indian’s scattered all over Dawn’s Highway.

    But Im a sober man now. Although I drink some fine ale during my feasts. Some habit’s just wont die. My wife Pamela doesn’t like it, especially because she quit during the late 70’s.

  46. bull dog line on

    gritty goal scorers.
    Pat Verbeek, Steve Vickers, Bob Brooke, (for one season).

  47. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga is driving me crazy ... says Greg L. on

    Sorry about you ya imposter !!! Yo Rick hes at it again!!
    5:09 was him oviously. Hahaha he really mad at me now!! Imposter mad and Im happy , all is goood!!

  48. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga is driving me crazy ... says Greg L. on

    Pat Verbeek was awsome . One cool Ranger fer sure!

  49. rob- i think its safe to say gaborik replaced both nazzy and zherdev.lol no but yer right kotalik is just an added depth guy who can help on the pp. im sure zherdev could be signed and traded for a center. i think it will get done. the worst case scenario is we lose him and we have some cap space to work with throughout teh year OR, glen could just SAVE SOME CASH FOR NEXT YEAR WHEN THE CAP GOES DOWN. GEE WHAT A CONCEPT.

  50. yea cally definitely reminds me of verbeek. heres to hopin he scores like he did and has the type of career he did.

  51. wow thats like the hundredth time you said the italian joke in the last few days. it wasnt funny the first 99 times, its not funny now. whats wrong with your life man?

  52. onecupin69yearsand counting on

    If you really want to screw Avery and set him straight.. just ignore the imbecile.. he’s a selfish ,self centered runt.
    If the NHL players ignore his in your face BS. ,Avery will look like bigger wuss than what he is.

  53. lol salty

    Always looking for that hallucinogenic state of mind!

    Absinthe wont give ya that…you should know it! Especially if you buy it in the states. It doesn’t have “thujone” in it, a component in wormwood that has the hallucinogenic reputation. Plus even if the Absinthe contain the “thujone” you would have to drink it the whole day nonstop to even get close to seeing the “green fairy”…and even then I doubt it would happen! lol

  54. Does anybody watch that show “Mad Men” ?

    There’s this red head chick on the show, her names Christina Hendrickson or something like that. This chick has SWEET GONZAGAS !!!!

    They’re real, and they’re SPECTACULAR !!! And very very big !!!!

    Click on my name and you’ll see some new pics of her, she’s a babe. And she’s not even British, usually British chicks have big real boobies, like Keeley Hazel, Lucy Pinder, etc.

    I might start watching this show. Anyway, back to Apocalypse Now, i go !

  55. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than that Sundin saga ... says Greg L. on

    HAHAHAHA 5:25pm its him again!!! Whooohoooo this closet homo is maddddddd!!! Come on , Bobby Vinton? Ya used to funnier than that!!! Booooooooooooooooo!!!! Imposter sucks!!!

  56. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than that Sundin saga ... says Greg L. on

    P-P-Putt ‘er up!!! Let’s go you imposter!! ….smack!! Boot!! Stomp…cut me mick..”slit” No Pain ..No pain!!

  57. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than that Sundin saga ... says Greg L. on

    Omg he cloned into Rob M like in the Terminator , That liquid metal guy!!!

  58. ZzZz Sounds like a desperate Batman, except HE always winds up on top. No ZZ Top for you tonight, mister, more like a Power Bottom loser.

  59. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than that Sundin saga ... says Greg L. on

    I need helppppppppp!!! Rick ” Gazooooo” save me!!! Its the real me…just look at my Ip.

  60. holy crap this guy has everyboys user name on file ready to go at the click of his mouse!!! imposter u a loser dude. why all the gay talk???

  61. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than that Sundin saga ... says Greg L. on

    actually it wasn’t too bad but ok ok Mr Imposter , let’s just talk about Hockey. How can I talk with you when you keep jumping into other peoples names? How can i be your friend when you liquid up into someone else? We both like The Rangers so let’s just get along and I’ll stop calling you Homo in the dark.

  62. FYI –
    Hudler was awarded a two year, $5,75 M deal by the arbitrator – if he were to come back to Detroit.

    $2.75M the 1st year, $3M the second.

    Buh Bye Hudler.

    (Reminds of a rhyme i read somewhere on the web:

    100 Europeans in the NHL,
    100 Europeans.
    If one of those Euros signs with the KHL…
    99 Europeans in the NHL.)

    Mike in L.A. good call on cap space – i agree.
    I’m actually back in L.A,. myself this week for business. Damn I forgot how hot the Valley gets. Headed to venice in a few to cool off.

  63. I don’t know if this was posted, but Jed Ortmeyer got married last week. From Steve Sullivan’s Twitter: “Enjoying the Mr & Mrs Jed Ortmeyer wedding with teammates Ellie and deVo” (http://twitter.com/Sully26/status/2846843955)

    Any information about Mark Bell? He could have potential somewhere but understandably never got a shot with us after claiming him off of waivers.

  64. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than that Sundin saga ... says Greg L. on

    5:45 Gazoooo , dump this trash!!!! Please.

  65. I get up in the evening, and I aint got nobody to lay
    I come home in the morning, I go to bed feeling so gay
    I aint nothing but tired, man Im just tired and playing with myself
    Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

    You cant just have sex, you cant just have sex without a spark
    This guns for hire even if were just homo’s in the dark

    Message keeps getting clearer, radios on and Im moving out my closet
    I check myself out in the mirror I wanna shave my pubes my head my face
    Man I aint getting nowhere, if i cant have a partner to taste
    Theres someone out there somewhere baby I just know that there is

    You cant have sex….

    You sit around getting older, now i have to get viagra for me
    Ill shake this thing while i pee, come baby there’s something in my pants for you to see

    Stay on the streets of this town and theyll be asking you for a date
    They say you got to stay hungry, hey baby I got enough money to mate
    Im dying for some action, Im sick of sitting round here trying to squirt this gook
    I need a love reaction, come on now baby give me just one look

    You cant have sex..

    Even if you’re just homo’s in the dark
    Even if your just homo’s in the dark.

  66. LOL Rob i’m in IA not LA. i wish i was though!! but yea the cap space will def. be needed. im sure glen can always trade somebody though. like he does 10 times a season lol.

  67. Heey, man, haha I cant believe i messed up lyrics on mah own song man, haha, here’s the song in it’s entirety.

    I get up in the evening, and I aint got nobody to lay
    I come home in the morning, I go to bed feeling so gay
    I aint nothing but tired, man Im just tired and playing with myself
    Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

    You cant just have sex, you cant just have sex without a spark
    This guns for hire even if were just homo’s in the dark

    Message keeps getting clearer, radios on and Im moving out my closet
    I check myself out in the mirror I wanna shave my pubes my head my face
    Man I aint getting nowhere, if i cant have a partner to taste
    Theres someone out there somewhere baby I just know that there is

    You cant have sex….
    You cant have sex without a spark
    This guns for hire, even if we’re just homo’s in the dark

    You sit around getting older, now i have to get viagra for me
    Ill shake this thing while i pee, come baby there’s something in my pants for you to see

    Stay on the streets of this town and theyll be asking you for a date
    They say you got to stay hungry, hey baby I got enough money to mate
    Im dying for some action, Im sick of sitting round here trying to squirt this gook
    I need a love reaction, come on now baby give me just one look

    You cant have sex..
    Even if you’re just homo’s in the dark
    Even if your just homo’s in the dark.
    Hey Baby

    (Sax Solo)

  68. Im sorry William, i thought this was a site for dem adults. Apologies all around from The Boss himself.

    Now you know i love you Ranger fans despite being a Devil fan at heart. I sure do love playing MSG. And i know mah number one fan Henrike Lundqvist will be there when i hit New York.

    See you there my friends.

  69. Ha – mike my bad – the Big Easy!

    Just heard Carolina will move antone Babchuck for picks…
    I’d take him on…

  70. Zherdev straight up for Garnet Exelby.

    Toronto has 9 d-men and need a top line winger. We need a physical d-man plus Toronto has the cap room…

  71. I’d rather keep Zherdev and somehow trade Rozsival. $3.9m is less than I thought he’d get ($4.3m) in arbitration. Ugh, do whatever to retain Dubi and Z, for now.

    Damn you, salary cap!

  72. Pavel

    Zherdev was never coming back. Tortorella has hinted at it all offseason. I think you should say your goodbyes, you have less than 48 hours…

  73. No Country For Old Rangers on

    Lizard King-

    I’m pretty sure Mr. Hendrix spelled his name J-i-m-i, not J-i-m-m-y. Anyway, how about a rangers rendition of Love Street?

    And please shed some light on the incident in Miami ’69?

  74. No Country For Old Rangers on

    Springsteen is definitely lacking in the creativity and inventiveness department. weak stuff boss

  75. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than the Sundin saga ...says Greg L. on

    Please dont say “Straight Up’ in front of me. I have a complex, now, lets talk hockey, arent those jocyey straps gorgeous on those players. Like a Sling shot.

  76. I guess I should restate that I do not want to lose Zherdev to free agency. I’d rather him traded for negotiation rights.. maybe a veteran D or packaged some other way?

    Nashville is in desperate need of offense..

  77. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than that Sundin saga ... says Greg L. on

    6:24pm is the imposter. 6:28pm is him too.

  78. DanTheRangerFan on

    This is a great blog….but u can see why people come and go, lost many regulars along the way because these clone babies. But I say its alright, because its obvious the handful of people who post fakes are very unhappy with there own lives and if this sad pathetic way of making yourself and your useless life happy and complete then its all good… enjoy (:

  79. No Country-

    The fans dubbed him “Jimi” but we all called him Jimmy. As for the incident in Miami in 69. I stuck my two fingers out of my fly, but unfortunately i was set up by a police officers daughter, who attended our show, and her date for the night also testified against me. It was a set up, and i couldn’t win the case, so i left for Paris, and payed a lot of money to fake my death. Then my wife Pamela faked her death a few years later. We didn’t want to do it at the same time, so faked it at different times.

    And if you’re wondering how i feel about Oliver Stones film of us. I think it is a very poor look at us.

    I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps “Oh look at that!” Then – whoosh, and I’m gone… and they’ll never see anything like it ever again, and they won’t be able to forget me – ever. That’s not how i was in that film, i was portrayed as a drunken baffoon. But i was not.

    Oliver took my freedom, and crushed it with this film. The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments. Ya dig ?

  80. Rick Carpiniello
    August 3rd, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    Goneau’s five minutes were shorter than Todd Harvey’s … and Steven King’s.
    Mike Rogers.

    Carp,

    Remember when Goneau came up in 96-97 and he had like 3 goals in 7 games. Everyone thought he was like the next Amonte! (except me) What a shame he was sent back to Hartford the following year. It was a good run while it lasted, haha.

  81. was just reading zips blog, that ian white/lee stempniak is a horrible deal for us. Stempniak at 2.5 is a waste of money, I honestly don’t think he will crack a spot in the roster. White we don’t need considering we have some good young kids who deserve to be starters. I would send him to toronto for exelby (avery, exelby, ouch) or to carolina for babchuck.

  82. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than that Sundin saga ... says Greg L. on

    Theo Fluery is one gritty scorer.

  83. Adam Oates was a gritty forward. He was the best with Brett Hull, I used to love when MacInnis would send the puck across to Oates who would one time pass it to Hull so he could then One time slap shot the puck past Felix the Cat all the time. Matter of fact, not sure if any of you have been to the Gardens in Toronto but they used to have out of town scores behind the net (plexiglass logos of the teams playing that night) and one time I saw Hull shoot the puck and it was deflected and went right through one of those plexiglass logos. He had one of the hardest shots I’ve ever seen.

  84. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than that Sundin saga ... says Greg L. on

    Hull and Oats was the best 1-2 tandems right after Gretzky and Kurri.

  85. hey all
    i have been busy since the wedding in july. with the wife in vegas right now for her bday but needed to check in and say DONT LET THE DOOR HIT ZHERDEV ON THE WAY OUT. i hate him and want him traded for a center or kaberle.

    by the way the rangers in june were 25-1 to win cup now they are 18-1 .

    anyone want me to put some money down

  86. Wasn’t Hull & Oats some crappy soft rock band in the 70’s or something like that ?

    As for Big Bert. Fugg that, we tried Nazzy, so lets skip his buddies Bert, and the other guy that signed with the Craps, Morrison i think it was.

    And good for Orts getting married. I wish he was on that 4th line instead of Brash*t. I wonder if any former Rangers were at his wedding, like maybe Hollywood Hollweg, or anyone else. He was popular in the locker room.

    My fav Ortmeyer moment was his Penalty Shot goal against the B’s. That was his first goal since coming back from that embolism injury.

  87. Speed Ranger on

    I can’t help but wonder if the best way to keep Gaborik healthy might be Brashear, Avery, Bertuzzi… ??

    Not that it would solve the #1 open center slot….

  88. There aren’t that many options for a #1 center out there. Zherdev definitely won’t help us bring one in. I still want heatley in a rangers uniform. He’s a sniper who has great offensive awareness also.

  89. We can’t get Heatley unless we shed Drury’s contract (won’t happen), Redden’s contract (won’t happen) or Rozsival + a $2-3m contract (won’t happen).

    Plus, the cap is going down next year and Girardi/Staal will be free agents.

  90. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than that Sundin saga ... says Greg L. on

    Hall & Oats was a band and they got the name kinda from the group. Easy on the hate Eric , come on !!! Zherdev is Rusian and some of this stuff said by him was prob mixed up in trasnlation.

  91. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Arb saga seems longer than that Sundin saga ... says Greg L. on

    Blogs back to normal ahhhh tanks Carp “the Great Gazooo”!!

  92. Pavel, I never mentioned the Rangers are going to get him. I was stating my opinion. I know the rangers would have to shed $8M in contract space which is never happening.

  93. i would be so stoked if the Rangers traded Zherdev for Stempniak and White

    I’ve been pushing a trade for White (as a 7th D-man to back up the Rookies) all summer long

  94. No thanks on White.. from his scouting report:

    “Lacks ideal size for the NHL. Makes too many mistakes in defensive-zone coverage to play top-four defenseman minutes in the big league.”

    We already pay $11.5m for that.

  95. “was my father wearing a cape?”

    and to get back to the beer debate, I’m drinking a bud light lime right now and to my surpise it’s very good.
    I’m a Heineken guy though.

  96. damn Rob E, youre 0 for 2 man. not louisiana either. THE BIG IOWA lol. either way, im nowheres near ny anymore. comin there to see a game this coming season. hopefully a win and gabby scores 5.!!!

  97. I’m thinking if we traded for Stempniak we would just waive him and have him play in Hartford if he isn’t claimed. The whole point of trading Zherdev is to get money off of the Rangers’ salary cap books. While White and Stempniak make less combined than Zherdev, it is not substantially less: $550,000.

  98. OK,it is almost impossible to have Heatley on this team.

    Assuming you trade Rozy, Dubinsky, and McDonaugh for Heatley

    and Zherdev + a pick/prospect for Matt Stajan (we need a Center to replace Dubi) and Ian White

    Our roster would have to look like this (notice no Gilroy or Voros)

    Dany Heatley — $7,500,000
    Marian Gaborik — $7,500,000
    Chris Drury — $7,050,000
    Ales Kotalik — $3,000,000
    Ryan Callahan — $2,300,000
    Chris Higgins — $2,250,000
    Sean Avery — $1,937,500
    Matt Stajan — $1,750,000
    Donald Brashear — $1,400,000
    Artem Anisimov — $821,666
    Enver Lisin — $790,000
    Brian Boyle — $525,000
    Dane Byers — $500,000
    DEFENSEMEN
    Wade Redden — $6,500,000
    Daniel Girardi — $1,550,000
    Ilkka Heikkinen — $875,000
    Ian White — $850,000
    Mike Sauer $846,666
    Marc Staal — $826,666
    Corey Potter — $550,000
    GOALTENDERS
    Henrik Lundqvist — $6,875,000
    Steve Valiquette — $725,000

    CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS
    ROSTER SIZE 22
    SALARY CAP $56,800,000
    PAYROLL $56,922,498
    BONUSES $165,000
    *CAP SPACE $42,502*

  99. I think Sather may have a deal already in place if he accepts the Zherdev ruling. I can’t see any other reason for him to keep Z now that he’s given Kotalik three million a year.

    redwhiteandblueshirts.com

  100. My pick for gritty goal scorer:

    *Dino Ciccarelli* eighth all-time with 608 goals.

    “If the National Hockey League gave out an award for the most hardworking,team-oriented, most-feared, bad-ass on the ice, it would take the shape of and be named after one Dino Ciccarelli.

    Scoring goals was never enough to him; he loved to scrap. Playing with a chip on his shoulder is something he learned on his own. It was a good way to create fear in and to psyche out his opponents. If he wasn’t going to beat you on the scoreboard, he would beat you with his fists – just ask Luke Richardson when he pounded him into a bloody mess in 1988 when the North Stars were in town playing the Toronto Maple Leafs”

    http://www.angelfire.com/sports/dinociccarelli/bio.html

  101. Somerset – it is impossible, i’m glad you included the details. No way Slats goes into the season with only $45k of cap room, more wingers and no improvements down the middle, that leaves no room for deadline pick-ups or mid-season roster changes. Plus a call-up from Hartford tends to cost about $7-8k per game against the cap too (unless someone goes on IR). Heatley will not be a Ranger unless Redden goes the other way or somewhere else.

    Don’t get me wrong guys, i would trade Redden, Roszival, Zherdev, Virus and a number of youngsters for a proven #1 center if i though it would do us any good – but it won’t. We need to give Dru, Arty and Dubi the chance to do it. Next year we will need the cap space that another big contract will use up to sign Staal long-term.

    I have faith that Dubi or Arty can be the puck carrier for Gaborik’s line and he will do the rest (ie pot 40+ goals).

    This is the nature of salary-cap hockey – we have to build from within.

  102. onecupin69yearsand counting on

    Didn’t Ciccarelli get arrested for exposing himself to a neighbors daughter?

  103. tomb ….

    that was the whole point. To show all the pro Heatley and Pro B. Richards people for that matter, that there is NO WAY we can afford them.

    I listed Dubinsky in a trade to get Heatley above the salary figures

  104. get rid of redden and you have the cap space, he’s a waste of space in all ways hockeywise.

  105. UK Ranger

    well put. sure heatley would be nice but how are we supposed to win a cup with 3 rookies on defense…we gotta be realistic here.

    right now I would like to see Zherdev traded to Toronto for Matt Stajan and Ian White or straight up for Garnet Exelby. Then resign Dubi long term, offer some guys tryouts and start camp.

  106. “If the stars align here, I could end up somewhere where the travel is a lot easier,” he said.

    Well, if Z goes. . . . .I imagine Bertuzzi will come cheap.

    We should know today.

  107. heatleys notcomin here. we got gaborik instead. were gonna have to breed our own star players like everyone else now because of cap issues. sather wouldve traded whoever he wanted to get heatley before the lockout. the cap has actually been good for this team in a way. now sather is forced to look inside the organization for talent and develop the right way. i did want heatley here too, but now wed haveto trade duby(a center) and then we have only dru and artie on top 2 lines. that isnt good. this season is going to be fun, but were gonna watch the young kids on d make some mistakes and we cant trade rozy or redden without getting a vet d man back. we need some vet presence back there to help these kids make the adjustment. but i’ll be surprised if we dont trade zherdev for some picks at least. i want to see something come out of this and if we can trade him for a few picks or something and sign duby, we can then have some cap money for the deadline or next seasons free agents.

  108. i would like bertuzzi for cheap. as long as we waive voros or demote him to hartford. gotta keep some cash free

  109. Where's Pavelich? on

    ..any add’l toughness on this team is welcomed (see: Flyers) …Braschear is 37, Boyle is big, but soft..and there is no one on the blue line with any presence.

  110. Why on earth would we sign Todd Bertuzzi. Give Lisin a shot and see what he can do…

  111. oleosmirf
    August 4th, 2009 at 8:36 am
    UK Ranger

    well put. sure heatley would be nice but how are we supposed to win a cup with 3 rookies on defense…we gotta be realistic here

    Oleo-anybody who thinks that the Rangers have any chance at a cup this year is kidding themselves. Bring up the kids and let them learn. Then in 2-3 years you’ll have a chance. Potter/Heineken/Gilroy/DelZ/Sangs plus the other D that was up for a cup of coffee. Take 3 of them and rotate them in the 5-6-7 positions to get some experience.

  112. If I am Z, I am thinking to myself and out loud,that I am under paid, compared to some of my teammates contracts. So I hope he gets his money and has a good career, wherever that might be. I think the disproportionate contracts on the team versus results hinders team chemistry, and if it doesn’t, then hockey players are truly saints.

  113. 22figure

    thats exactly what I want. I dont understand why people think that this team is winning a cup this year. Even if we get Heatley all it does is open up another hole on defense and down the middle.

    I want to see what the kids can do…

  114. Mike – i agree, if we sign Bertuzzi then Voros becomes completely pointless and too expensive. We need some size and toughness on those top lines but not at the loss of scoring.
    I heard that Voros had been working out at the training facility all summer, presumably to improve his conditioning and get a headstart on all the other 3rd/4th liners and youngsters trying to claim a roster spot.
    If he is staying then lets hope he can be the player we saw in October (5G,4A,+9) but not the one from December (1A,-3), and onwards.

    I find it funny that we look like we’ll finally be going down the youth movement path (Ansimov, Byers, Dubi, Cally, Staal, Potter, Sauer, DelZ etc..) and people are moaning that we should be in for big money trades and free agents. This may be the closest thing we ever get to a re-build, if it doesn’t work this year those young players will be back next year more experienced and battle-hardened, and that is how Detroit have done it in the salary cap era.

  115. Carp:

    can we start the registered usernames already?

    This is kin dof gettin gridiculous with all the morons coming here.

    Also alot of the talk is getting jsut so sidetracked and stupid its not even funny

    Why was someone posting about the redhead from Madmen? I mean she’s hot and all, but when that person started typing about her chest, I mean come on, new lows for a sports blog

    LEts start the registered users!!

  116. 22 – exactly. Give the young D the roster spots, they get experience and they come back better for it (or we see they can’t handle it).

    Not all of them will be a success but you’ve got to think that 2 or 3 of Sauer, Sangs, Potter, Del Z, Heikkinen, Gilroy, McDonough are going to be good enough to make the team this year and can be rotated in 5,6,7 D-spots and used for 12-15 mins a night.
    We might not win the cup this year, but i think we are in for some high-scoring games..!!

  117. UK Ranger

    you and I both know a Stanley Cup is not happening this season. Wouldnt you rather give a top 9 forward spot to Lisin who had 13 goals in 48 games (thats 22 goals over a full season) for the Coyotes and see what he can do.

    If he’s not producing then we have Grachev in HFD waiting in the wings…

  118. Hey if we signed Bertuzzi, we’d be like the football team of the NHL, you know with all our criminals and all…
    hell no!

  119. Of course no cup this year. But the regular season is much longer than the playoffs – I’ll be satisfied if every game I watch, at MSG or on TV, there’s a good chance to win. Sure it’s a drag to not go deep in the playoffs but a miserable regular season is much more painful.

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