Rangers contest: Tour NYC with Graves, McIlrath


You would be pretty safe with those two guys. Here are the contest details from the Rangers:


“Manitoba Meets Manhattan” Contest Registration Opens Today – July 16th

NEW YORK, July 16, 2010 Beginning Today, New York Rangers fans will have the opportunity to enter the “Manitoba Meets Manhattan” contest, for the chance to personally welcome Rangers 2010 First Round Draft pick, Manitoba native, Dylan McIlrath, to New York City. Five lucky Rangers fans and their guests will win the exclusive opportunity to join the newly drafted Blueshirt and Rangers Great Adam Graves on a private tour of New York City atop a Gray Line Double Decker Bus this Wednesday, July 21st at 6PM. The bus will depart from Madison Square Garden, and take the group on a tour of iconic New York City Landmarks and sites throughout Manhattan, chosen by the fans themselves, in written submissions on newyorkrangers.com.

Entry Details:

Fans can enter the contest by logging onto Twitter, Facebook or sending a text message detailing what they love about New York, and where they would take Dylan if they had the chance to show him around the greatest city in the world.

Twitter Entries: Follow @thenyrangers on Twitter. Tweet (use) hashtag #NYCDYLAN to enter.

Facebook Entries: ‘Like’ the Rangers on Facebook. Join the conversation and post a wall comment.

Text Message Entries: Text DYLAN to 726437 (RANGER) on your mobile phone.

For additional contest details and rules, log on to www.NewYorkRangers.com

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  1. 1 yr deal

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Corey Potter to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

    The deal is for the 2010-11 season and is a two-way contract that will pay Potter $500,000 at the NHL level.

  2. The Corey Potter cupcake
    never got a chance with red, white, blue icing…

    all kidding aside, bummed. I thought Potter could really play….

  3. Fugetaboot Corey Potthead. He was expendable. He should have been traded.

    No big deal, just like Baranka, just like Heiniken, etc. Sanguinetti, I’m a little upset aboot, but time will tell whether it was a bad move or not.

    I could understand dumping him if we took Fowler, which is why I was suprised he was traded.

  4. Interesting that Gordie Clark is a draft/scouting genius, and Sangs is already gone.

    That was repulsive. I did laugh, but I was sickened to the point that I can not read anymore cupcake tweets.

  5. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Bonehead: So, we’re just going to forget Cory Potter, now?
    ORR: It’s a write-off for Slats.
    Bonehead: How is it a write-off?
    ORR: Sather just writes it off.
    Bonehead: Writes it off what?
    ORR: All these big hockey clubs, they write off everything.
    Bonehead: You don’t even know what a write-off is.
    ORR: Do you?
    Bonehead: No, I don’t.
    ORR: But Sather does – and he is the one writing it off.

  6. could care less about Corey Potter. there are a bunch of prospects (Klassen, Valentenko, Niemi etc.) joining HFD. Potter had 3+ seasons in HFD to make an impression and he didn’t on Renney or Tortorella.

    Redden (hopefully), Sauer, Valentenko, Williams, Klassen, Niemi and Baldwin will be the d-men in HFD this season. Dont see where Corey Potter fits…good luck in Scranton…

  7. One cupcake joke was good enough for me. But, they’re entertaining, some here have come up with a few gems.

    I don’t get the whiners complaining aboot it. If it’s so bad to you, instead of acting like a fuggin baby try skipping the posts. If that’s so hard to do, then you have problems.

  8. gcblue

    rangers qualified (two way) Heikkinen and still retain his NHL rights but he has already signed with a KHL team

  9. Gift of GAB-orik (Any newbies to gang up on??) on

    The wizard is off to Pitt. C’est la vie.

  10. Potter should have been given more chances… sounds like a good deal for the Penguins

  11. Coach Beeblebrox on

    Okay, did someone just make a joke out of Theo Fleury’s sexual abuse and rape?

    That’s totally disgusting.

  12. It’s been a really depressing day at work. :( Maybe the Rangers will announce Staal’s signing to cheer me up.

  13. michael jackson on

    michael jackson cupcake gets lighter and lighter the longer it hangs around

  14. Doodie Machetto on

    These cupcake jokes are awful.

    Also, if you look at the contest rules, the winners will be drawn at random, so don’t waste too much time thinking about where you would take Mcilrath.

  15. >>These cupcake jokes are awful.

    I wouldn’t know; I stopped reading them after the third one from yesterday.

  16. just like last season with Dubinsky, Marc Staal is coming back 100%.

    no need to wait until it becomes official to do anything…

  17. That idiot who made a joke about Fleury’s sexual abuse should spend 10 min around one abused child and his/her family.

  18. Hope the Pittsburg fans are nicer than some of you Ranger fans. Some (not all) can be brutal! Good luck to Potter,he at least needs a chance to prove himself, hopefully he will get that chance with the Penguins.

  19. Orr

    you missed the part where the Rangers denied it and how Kovalchuk rejected them…

  20. here we go again on

    now we know from an nhlpa investigation costing millions that former union head Paul Kelly, who actually knew hockey and was a reasonable and intelligent leader, well he was railroaded out of the job by 3 jerks, Andrew Ference, Matt Stajan, and dan Hamhuis, 3 clowns who are not even top players and are all overpaid

    and after this season there may be another work stoppage because these 3 idiots have brought that confrontational jerk from baseball, Fehr, to run the nhlpa.

    enjoy this season coming up, it may be the last before the league players shoot themselves in the foot again.
    it is all chronicled at http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Trending-Topics-NHLPA-is-run-by-morons-Koivu-c;_ylt=AsAPO5BmPpZwX9J1Yg4ZgXx7vLYF?urn=nhl,256456

  21. what that tells me is that the players don’t give one damn about the fans, and that they are just as clueless and greedy as the owners.

    makes it hard to root for them

  22. the NHL is not having a lockout in 2011-12. The NBA players are already preparing for a lockout…could that possibly mean the NHL finds/lucks its way back onto ESPN.

    at the very least they show more highlights on sports center and maybe the casual sports fan pays more attention to the league…

  23. An NBA lockout??

    Awesome! The less I hear aboot Basketball, the better.

    Can you imagine all those Basketball players with that free time on their hands? How many of them will get arrested.

    There’s your new poll, Carp.

  24. wicky (Crease Clearing Blog Goon) on

    Man if baseball and basketball would lock themselves out for a few years, that would be awesome!!!!

    I saw a rumout somewhere (honestly don’t remember where) that the fishies were thinking of bringing yashin back. That gets you to the cap floor I think. I do not know how valid this is if at all, but thought it was humourous to say the least.

    Potter isn’t a big loss IMHO.

  25. rumor online right now that kovy deal is done its 15yrs 80mil
    i dont believe it but if it is true thats a 5.33mil a year cap hit…

    gagne would have been 5mil cap hit right?

    if this is true would anyone be opposed to giving kovy the same deal as that here?

  26. Orr

    the union has told NBA players to “save their money” and “spend it wisely”

    talk about an oxymoron…

  27. wicky (Crease Clearing Blog Goon) on

    wow, and no, not opposed to that at all for that cap hit. Htfd when he got long in tooth!

  28. Kings need to get Kovalchook!

    There PP was so fuggin dominant in the playoffs, and now they’ll add Chook to the point on the PP. Wow!

    I can’t wait to watch the Kings this year. Such a cool team. Plus they have some good American players like Brown, Johnson, and Quick.

    America FTW!

  29. Sign Kovy Now! lol

    I can’t believe that number either TR, but the ‘sauce’ has 10,000+ followers, he must know something about something.

    That’s a heck of a lot more than Orr’s Bukowsky guy the other day.

  30. lol. That’s exactly the type of contract I was proposing when i suggested 20 years 100 million!

    $6 million AAV. Id do that in a heartbeat. It’s the same AAV as Redden, lol!

  31. Nick Kypreos, who now works for Sportsnet, says that Kovalchuk is about to sign with LA. it is not done yet, but is close now

  32. I like how he really wants to focus on the defensive part of the game first and then work on his offense.. seemed sincere about knowing he has to play D first but wants those O skillz

  33. “rumor online right now that kovy deal is done its 15yrs 80mil
    i dont believe it but if it is true thats a 5.33mil a year cap hit…”

    I keep hearing this too

    “gagne would have been 5mil cap hit right?”

    I would hope not for the Rangers… that’d be a donkey move by Sather right there

    “if this is true would anyone be opposed to giving kovy the same deal as that here?”

    At that cap hit I’d absolutely do it. I’d be Wade Redden’s limo guy when he has to move to Hartford for an entire summer. Or would he have to take the bus with the team lolz

  34. Will the signing of Jamie Lundmark, the Rangers #9 overall pick in 1999 catapault the Predators to the Cup finals?!

  35. I don’t if this was posted before. It’s a few weeks old, from Elliote Friedman’s ’30 thoughts’.

    5. I know some Rangers fans reached for the cyanide when New York took Dylan McIlrath, but a couple of scouts really raved about him. Said one, “A lot of teams were really coy about him; he was a bit of a secret. I think that was on purpose. It was no surprise to us. He might be better than every defenceman in this draft, even Gudbranson.”


  36. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Talkey Hockey !! " … says Greg L. on

    Marty: Hey , can ya pass me the ketchup , I cant get outta my chair!

    Wife: You get it your self you fat lazy pig!!!

    Marty: Aww come on , don’t be that way…

    Wife: I will once you stop loafing around and sitting in yer azz grove on the couch all summer!! Marty yer fricking almost 300 pounds already!!!

    Marty: Im a legend , an icon . My weight is the last thing I worry about.Plus the bigger I am the more I cover the net!!! Pritty sly huh? Now sweeetie pass me the bottle of ketchup and the jar of olives.

    Wife: Marty!!! don’t give me that!! Your kids havent went to the beach all summer. You lazy worthless father. You spend all winter hanging out with the guys and me a and the kids get ignored!!! I want a divorce!!!

    Marty: Im purposely gaining weight to get on disabilty!! Then I can spend all the time with you and the kids.

    Wifey : Awww really? Really Marty?

    Marty : yeah retire a bit early hehe …honey do we have any Bacon?

  37. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Talkey Hockey !! " … says Greg L. on

    Marty : Honey , were playing the Rangers this week .

    Wife ; Isn’t that the team who has Sean Avery on it?

    Marty : Yeah ( long pause) Yeah it is …( longer pause) yeah …it sure is.

    Wife : You nervous at all chubbychin?

    Marty : …um noooo im good. ( wipes his brow)

    Wife : I dunno you sure look all sweaty again.

    Marty : yeah I am getting all soaked , Honey I need another spounge bathe …I just can’t make it to the tub any more.

  38. lol chubbychin

    I can just picture Marty with black olives on each of his fingertips while dangling that bacon slice over his lustfully waiting mouth. :)

  39. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Talkey Hockey !! " … says Greg L. on

    Marty : I tried on my last years jersey and I couldn’t even get it over past my shoulders!!

    Wife : Wow , bubblechin I knew you had gain a few pounds over the summer but ..

    Marty : Yeah whats worse is my skates wont fit either. My feet are wayyy too fat.

    Wife : Marty!! You’ll get suspended if they see you like that!!!

    Marty : worse part is , the trainers saw me and came over to solve my skates problem. They took 2 pairs and cut off one side on each of them and sew them together …wallla!!!!
    Huge azz skates but my feet now fits snuggly!!! Not to worry about the jersey either cuz they got a Flag and they are making jersey outta it for me too!!!!

  40. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Talkey Hockey !! " … says Greg L. on

    HAHA ddeb , this is more funner ..more fu …way funner , alot more fun than the cupcakes!!! Cupcakes were funny .

  41. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Talkey Hockey !! " … says Greg L. on

    Marty : Wheww , we finally made it up to the bathroom!!! This is what it looks like again …

    Wife : Yes Marty , my Lardybum and theres the Bathtub!!!!

    Marty : WOW , a real tub !!! Hey theres a ring around it from last time.

    Wife : Yes , Marty thats from last year ,the last time ya made it up here to the bathroom!!!!

    Marty: I feel old .

  42. lmao -my skates wont fit either, My feet are wayyy too fat.

    What the heck, let’s just make fun of Lardy Brodeur until the season starts!


  43. you mean Marty’s wife/ex wife’s sister in law

    must be awkward for the kids…hey aunt i mean mom…

  44. all praise sather on

    i love when someone on the bus yells, “where are we going!?” and kramer mutters to himself, “i dont know” then into the mic “no more questions!”

  45. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Talkey Hockey !! " … says Greg L. on

    As I have stated before being fat,obese,chubby or slightly over weight is ok for you and me …but is not if yer an NHL goaltender!!!

    The Laziest player on the team is the goalie. He gets all the credit..”look at my save!!” …its like , Duh if I had big pads on my legs and a huge glove and blocker..Id saved it too.
    Goalies are flakey . They are loners. Goalies think they are “all that” and a bag of chipz. At times they blame everyone but themselves. Goalies are jerks. Poumpus , egotistical , self centered and no it alls. Yeah sure If I stood there all game watching others play ,Id think I know something too. Duh stop the puck…is all the brains a goalie has .
    If yer name is Ken Dryden then maybe ya get a pass. Goalie usually dont become tv announcers cuz they think they are better then that when they retire. Darren Pang , Sucked so his only claim to fame is announcing. Goalies should never be Captains nor assistants. Ridiculas. At some point and time EVERY goalie sucks. Everyone. I havent seen a goalie yet who hasnt let in 5 goals. Over paid and over emphasized they are.

  46. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Talkey Hockey !! " … says Greg L. on

    HAHA Carp if I guest blogged ya really dont know what yer getting!!! I ‘m staying away from that because I may not take it seriously and freak everyone out!!!

    TOP 3 guys who should never guest Blog :

    #1 ZzZz GL
    #2 ORR
    #3 CR9

  47. wicky (Crease Clearing Blog Goon) on

    I wish I would have been saying we should draft that mcilrath kid all along, oh wait………….

  48. wicky (Crease Clearing Blog Goon) on

    ok, well got to be up at 0400 for work so…….Good night john boy!!

  49. Pssst… Somerset… You out there? Now that Carp has said goodnight, maybe we can talk music again. Anyway, I just wanted to wish you luck with the reformation of your old band. I listened to the songs. You guys sound really good. I’m not crazy about that style of vocals, I’m more old school metal where the guys sang like women, but I really liked the music. I think if I tried to play my drums with that kind of energy, I’d probably have a heart attack. I admire the guys that can play today’s metal. Anyway- best of luck to you guys!

  50. Noonan-
    Actually, I thought it was pretty popular a few years back. I remember hearing it quite a bit. Good song!

  51. noonan -’cause the guitar players sucks, duh! j/k ;)

    Hey, I bust on Hank but there’s not many goalies I’d consider swapping. And push come to shove I wouldn’t swap because he’s MY goalie. I want to win with my guys. I know he cares, he wants to win more than most. He’s going to have his best year yet, youngsters and all. Can you say Vezina??

  52. I agree. People that say we should trade him say that we aren’t going to win anything now anyway, so maybe we could get something in return for him. Yeah, we’ll get somebody who can score goals, but we won’t have a goaltender who can stop the puck! We won’t be any better off. The only way I trade him is to give him a chance to win the cup with another team. And I can’t see him wanting to leave for that reason. He seems to be a loyal and classy guy.

  53. Olga Folkyerself on

    FIRE SATHER NOW! That might get us there in 3-4 years… Otherwise- um…. No.

  54. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Talkey Hockey !! " … says Greg L. on

    This year could be a break out year for Hank , Dubinsky ,Callahan and Delzotto .AA will be better too so another break out there hopefully. This team will be fun to watch!!! Seroiusly it will.

  55. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Talkey Hockey !! " … says Greg L. on

    Olga , yer cute with all yer talkey talkey ’bout firing Sather …Is there anything I can do to cheer you up?

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