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NEW YORK RANGERS TO PLAY SPECIAL EXHIBITION GAME IN GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN, AGAINST THE FROLUNDA INDIANS ON SEPT. 30
New York/Toronto (June 20, 2011) – The New York Rangers will play a special exhibition game against the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish Elite League at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday, Sept. 30, as part of the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere Challenge.
Tickets for this special game go on sale tomorrow, June 21, at 9:00 a.m. local time in Gothenburg.  For more information on purchasing tickets visit www.ticnet.se.
It will be a unique return home for Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who played five seasons for Frolunda before coming to the NHL.  In 2005, his last in Sweden before joining the Rangers, Henrik captured both the Golden Puck and the Golden Helmet awards for outstanding play.  To make the occasion even more special, Henrik, a two-time NHL All-Star, will oppose his twin brother Joel, who plays for the Indians.
Frolunda has faced NHL competition before.  On Oct. 2, 2008, the Ottawa Senators played an exhibition game at the Scandinavium.  Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson, a Gothenburg native and former Frolunda player, returned to score a goal and an assist in the Senators’ 4-1 victory.
In 1981, the Rangers participated in the DN (Dagens Nyheter) Cup in Sweden, a tournament that featured elite Swedish clubs, including Frölunda.  The teams finished 1-2 in the standings, with the Rangers claiming the Cup.
The Rangers will open their 2011-12 NHL regular season by playing two games at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday, Oct. 7 against the Los Angeles Kings and Saturday, Oct. 8 against the Anaheim Ducks.  2011 Compuware NHL Premiere™ marks a record fifth consecutive season the NHL will be playing regular-season games in Europe.  NHL teams will play a total of four games in three different European capital cities – Berlin, Stockholm and Helsinki – Oct. 7-8, 2011.  Last year, six NHL teams – the Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, Phoenix Coyotes and San Jose Sharks – opened the 2010-11 NHL regular season by playing six games in Europe.
By the end of 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere™, 17 NHL teams – over half of the NHL – will have played regular-season and exhibition games in Europe since 2007.  A complete overseas history of the NHL is available on media.NHL.com. More information on 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere™ will be released at a later date, including broadcast information, training camp schedules and complete preseason schedules.

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  1. Wow I come back after a hiatus and get Carp’d and get a “First!” in a span of 30 seconds.

    I knew I liked this place!

    Say YES to Richards (for no more than 4 years).
    Say YES to buying out Drury.
    Say YES to buying out Wolski.

  2. Doodie Machetto on

    “Definitely the coolest twins from Sweden!!”

    ::insert Swedish breasts joke here::

  3. That’s a good point. Sweden even has cold mountains you could have made a joke about.

  4. Doodie Machetto on

    “Sweden even has cold mountains you could have made a joke about.”

    I repeat:

    ::insert Swedish breasts joke here::

  5. My point exactly…..I was hoping for something about Twin Peaks…maybe something about Tiger Woods’ Ex-Wife?

  6. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    (Previous post re-submitted.)

    CARP – Thanks for the U.S. Open primer. Some tidbits and trivia I uncovered:

    1. Besides the winner, Rory McIlroy, one other top-20 finisher from N. Ireland is Graeme McDowell, who finished in a 5-way tie for 13th.

    2. Nine USA players finished in the top-20, so the foreign contingent has a strong presence. Top USA finishers were Kevin Chappell and Robert Garrigus who tied with two others for 3rd.

    3. Jason Day, yet to win a major event this year, is quietly making a statement of possible future success by finishing tied for 2nd in this year’s Masters, and alone in 2nd place in this year’s U.S. Open.

    4. Charles Schwartzel, who won the Masters, showed up again in the U.S. Open, finishing in a 2-way tie for ninth place.

    5. Other countries, besides N.Ireland, hitting the board with top-20 representation include: Australia, England, South Korea, Spain, South Africa, and Sweden. Wondering, by contrast, how the USA contingent will do next month, competing at the British Open (hate that made for TV “The Open Championship” crap)? Negative Ryder Cup implications if we do poorly.

    6. Glad so many here enjoyed it, and nice going Sam for being in the middle of it.

    ********

  7. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Thanks for the kind words Manny… I’ll try my best to not carcillo the bed on the humo(u)r front. (blend of spellings for the brits!)

    is it October yet?

  8. Gift of GAB-orik on

    ahh twins… it’s like the same, only different.

    in NHL 11 for PS3, Stepan, Grachev, and MDZ all become monsters. Let’s hope this to a case of art imitating life.

    You know it’s a slow news day when i’m breaking out video game comparisons.

  9. Just adding to Boom boom’s post:

    *Graeme MacDowell won the US Open last year. That makes it two consecutive wins for N. Ireland players!

    *Schwartzel’s first name is actually ‘Charl’, not Charles. LOL! (He’s only 26)

    *Jason Day is a phenom! Only 23 years old. Very impressive round yesterday.

  10. Doodie, if you ever e-mail ilb, C3, BANJ or Grabby, they all have my e-mail…ask them. I give permission :)

  11. bull dog line on

    sorry I missed the Boyle discussion. I would like to add, if the Rangers sign Richards, Anisimov is the most likely to go. not Boyle. Boyle fits more as a third line or 4th line center than Anisimov. plus I think Anisimov fetches a bigger return in a trade than Boyle.

  12. Doodie Machetto on

    bull dog, while most of what you said is true Anisimov will still be retained. Adding Richards doesn’t change that Anisimov will be playing 2nd or 3rd line center. 2nd line center if only to keep him with Dubinsky and Callahan, who all showed good chemistry together. Otherwise 2nd line center goes to the more offensively talented and higher offensive potential Derek Stepan.

    I really hope they don’t add Richards.

  13. AA will probably be a little a cheaper. Plus he’s 4 years younger. There’s a very good chance that Boyle’s year last season is closer to his peak production than AA’s season. Between the two of them I’d rather see if they can sell high on Boyle.

  14. Doodie Machetto on

    Yzerman on Stamkos:

    “We know that after July 1, he’s open to offer sheets, we’re fully aware of that,” Yzerman told ESPN.com on Monday. “But we’d like to get a deal done, and we’d like to get a deal done before July 1. The deal, I understand, has to work for them, but it has to work for the team, too. We’ll do everything we can to get a deal done.”

    Go balls to the wall for Stammer. I’d have to crunch some numbers, but I think we could probably sign him to a max deal and still have enough cap space to bring back our important RFAs, especially if we can work out terms with them to be signed once Drury’s LTIR comes into play.

    12 years, 144 million. Four first round picks. Resign Callahan and Dubinsky to 4 million a piece. Then come to terms with Artie and Sauer to be signed once Drury comes off the books. Either that or buy out Wolski and/or Avery in the 2nd buyout period.

    GET STAMKOS.

  15. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    NY_FAN –

    Let’s also settle upon Graeme’s last name being correctly spelled: McDowell, not “MacDowell.” Graeme would appreciate it! lol. Have a nice spelling bee (Jason) day.

  16. If there is ANY way to get Stammer you get Stammer. Immediately and without regret.

  17. Doodie Machetto on

    It’s like Zip is reading the blog. He just tweeted that Sather wouldn’t ever poach Stamkos out of principle against offer sheets.

    And this is why I hate Sather.

    I wish I could be GM, so badly.

  18. Doodie Machetto on

    I’m not even saying I’d be good. I’m just saying I’d be better than Sather.

  19. Yeah but Sather still has to have some compromising photos of other GMs with farm animals or something. His trades are just too good otherwise.

  20. Gift of GAB-orik on

    That sort of old school thinking is a one way street that leads to nowhereville. And it will bite him sooner or later. If Stamkos can be had, YOU GET OUT THERE AND DO IT. Offer sheets exist for a reason…. use any tool you can to possibly acquire a talent like that.

    Poach? Even if you submit an offer sheet, it’s still on Tampa to match it or not to match it. The choice ultimately rests on Tampa.

  21. Amen Gab. GET STAMKOS at all costs. Whatever the cost – pay it. Trade everyone. GET STAMKOS. Now please.

  22. Doodie Machetto on

    If you have a big problem with offer sheets, don’t make it an offer sheet then. Call Yzerman the day before. Say I’m going to offer him this max deal tomorrow, but if we do a sign and trade, I’ll send you four first rounders and a prospect. This way you aren’t “poaching.”

    That’s basically how he got Erixon.

  23. He should have traded for him when he had the chance.

    #doubtsthattradeeverexisted

  24. Well, Erixon also wanted to play for the Rangers…so it REALLY worked out…

    Not sure of his interest in the Rangers but, pretty sure Stammer would like to play with his best friend, MDZ

  25. Gift of GAB-orik on

    I’m only guessing, but i’m not sure how willing Stevie Y would be about trading a franchise player like that. Though… i’m pretty sure I could live with ALMOST anything Slats threw back at Tampa.

  26. Gift of GAB-orik on

    as the story/rumor/wishful thinking goes… they had a deal in principle… but co-owner of Tampa killed it.

    Good for them, bad for us. ::sigh::

  27. Doodie Machetto on

    Gab, I don’t think Tampa can match a max deal like that, purely from a financial standpoint. If he hits July 1, SOMEONE is going to give it to him. Might as well get more than four first rounders in return.

    Honestly, if he ends up in NY, what are the odds that any of those first rounders are better than 20th overall?

  28. The closest I think that deal came to fruition was Slats knew that Stamkos played for Tampa.

  29. Not to defend the GM, but I think he knows what we all know … offer sheets are a waste of time. … and if he poaches Stamkos, Yzerman poaches Callahan.

  30. Gift of GAB-orik on

    I don’t think Tampa could match either, and I’ll take Stamkos at whatever dollar amount over Richards for that kind of money considering the upside Stamkos has, and him being almost 10 years younger than Richards and to my knowledge no concussed.

    I agree that some other GM would probably take a shot at Stamkos… Tampa practically begged somebody to making a statement like that.

  31. Gift of GAB-orik on

    I’d be ok with that Carp. Honestly. I love Cally… but if it were Stamkos or Cally… I’ll take my chances with Stamkos all day every day.

  32. I think most of us could live with Cally being collateral damage for Stamkos.

  33. Doodie Machetto on

    What’s he going to poach Callahan for, 4.7 million? We can match that, no problem. Same with Dubi. Anything beyond them, honestly, he can have them, especially if it pulls us back one of those first rounders and more.

  34. Gift of GAB-orik on

    it’s still a business. And you can be a gentleman all you want… and that may work in some cases… but in others the business end wins out. Stamkos is too good and young enough to warrant such a bold move. Hate the rules… not the people who use them to their advantage. Again… the honus is still on Tampa to match or to pass. Same would go in reverse if Yzerman put a sheet in on Cally. It would be on the Rangers at that point.

    It may not make you any friends… but it will get you a lot of goals!

  35. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, honestly, what is the harm in making the offer? Yzerman matches and we’ve put TB in a lurch, thus hurting some of our Eastern competition. They don’t match, we get Stamkos. Someone is going to try and poach Cally or Dubi?

    The compensation scale is this:

    More than $3,134,088 — $4,701,131: First and third-round pick

    More than $4,701,131 — $6,268,175: First, second and third-round pick

    If they want to offer more than 4.7 million, they can have them. They aren’t 5 million players. At 4.7 they would be overpaid, but we can still match for both.

    After them, honestly, I can easily deal with losing Anisimov, Sauer, and Boyle, especially if it meant that we could get one of the first round picks back that we will be losing for Stamkos.

  36. Not the point. Tampa matches, keeps Stamkos, raises Callahan’s price with the Rangers. Rangers end up with nothing but a higher-priced Callahan.

  37. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Sather could and should, certainly pick up the phone and call Stevie Y and make a proposal/ultimatum.

    Let’s hammer out a deal for Stamkos, or here’s the offer sheet i’m gonna send his way.
    ” I made him an offer he couldn’t refuse ”

    Leave the gun… take the Stamkos!

  38. Doodie Machetto on

    How does it raise Callahan’s price with the Rangers? If Tampa matches on Stamkos, they can’t afford to offer sheet Callahan. They aren’t a “cap” team. They are a “budget” team.

  39. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Tampa doesn’t really have cap issues at this point, especially if the ceiling hits $64 million. So Tampa actually could match any offer.

  40. Gift of GAB-orik on

    that is… if the owners want to spend big bucks. Tampa currently has about $35 million committed, with 8 pending UFA’s and 4 RFA’s including Stamkos yet to be signed.

  41. Doodie Machetto on

    I repeat, Tampa is a budget team. They are not a team that spends to the cap ceiling, or anywhere close for that matter. The past two seasons they have averaged about $10 million in available cap space.

  42. Doodie Machetto on

    It looks like they don’t want to really exceed 50 million. Maybe that can go up to 55 even. But if $12 million goes to one player, that will leave them at nearly their payroll from last year (47 million compared to 50), plus with Teddy Purcell to be resigned, as well as at least two defensemen and two goaltenders, including a starter. Good luck doing all of that on 8 million.

  43. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    What would be nice would be to “offer sheet” about 15 weak-sister teams out of NHL existence.

  44. Doodie Machetto on

    Now imagine if they tried to offer sheet Callahan at 4.7 million. How the hell are they going to fill out the rest of their roster? even if they spent to the cap ceiling of 64 million, they would have 12.3 million to sign two goaltenders (including a starter), resign Purcell, and sign at least 2 defensemen, one of whom needs to be a top four guy. Oh, and they need two more forwards, one of whom has to be a 3rd liner.

  45. Doodie Machetto on

    David, I actually disagree. If cap space is the issue, offer sheets are kind of pointless because of the 10% overage allowance in the summer. You can match and then spend all summer pairing down your cap, even if you have to end up burying salary in the minors.

    Offer sheets are valuable when a team is on it’s own budget below the cap. You have to make actual salary disappear, which is much harder when you are still trying to get a competitive team on the ice.

  46. The Frolunda Indians??? Indians in Sweden??? Maybe from Mumbai…not the Dakotas.

  47. Doodie Machetto on

    Sorry, one more forward. Forgot about the addition of Callahan. So they need a 4th line forward.

  48. Why couldn’t Jesus have been born in Sweden?

    It’s impossible to find three wise men there, let alone a virgin.

  49. The problem is that we don’t have the necessary offer sheet requirements to offer if Stamkos were to even sign with us anyway. So no way in hell could we get him since we just traded away a bunch of picks.

  50. Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër? See the løveli lakes. The wøndërful telephøne system. And mäni interesting furry animals. Including the majestik møøse. A Møøse once bit my sister…

  51. No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge – her brother-in-law – an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: “The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist”, “Fillings of Passion”, “The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink”…

  52. Gift of GAB-orik on

    the neccessary picks could easily be gotten if needed. And depending on salary, we could be fine with picks.

  53. “You can always go over your own budget”

    Just ask Fred and Jeff Wilpon…ZING!

  54. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Either way… our fearless leader, and man of principles, lacks the onions and fortitude to make such a maneuver happen… so we’re left yet again to wonder ‘what if’.

    His principles tell us he’ll throw a blank check at Richards, and maybe even a cigar or two.
    Good to know the man stands behind principles that work out for the team.
    He can have that sarcasm for free.

  55. Fred and Jeff Wilpon could go over their own budget if they chose to. The Texas Rangers got loans from Major League Baseball in 2010 to acquire players via trade and pay their payroll….ZING!

    Another option instead of going over your budget is altering your budget… ZING!

    There is no altering or going over a hard salary cap… ZING!

    Defending the Core: A Rangers blog

  56. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Oh… and it’s been awhile… so……

    Crosby spelled backwards is diver. Weird.

    Good thing my jokes have been cleared for physical contact.

  57. And even if we win, if we win, HAH! Even if we win! Even if we play so far above our heads that our noses bleed for a week to ten days; even if God in Heaven above comes down and points his hand at our side of the field; even if every man woman and child held hands together and prayed for us to win, it just wouldn’t matter because all the really good looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk because they’ve got all the money! It just doesn’t matter if we win or we lose. IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER!

  58. Gift of GAB-orik on

    furthermore… our cap numbers this season make me a little nervous. Drury situation makes it a bit more murky…

    but the Rangers have $42 million commited thus far (including Drury) with 6 RFA’s and 5 UFA’s.

    Cally, Dubi, Artie, and Boyle… plus Gilroy and Sweet-n-Sauer on RFA status. We can assume Feds is the only UFA likely to be back.

    with the cap ceiling that leaves roughly $21 million in cap space to get a top center, keep our RFA’s, and add a depth defender.

  59. Doodie Machetto on

    “There is no altering or going over a hard salary cap… ZING!”

    Sure there is. You just pay a penalty. ZING!

  60. Doodie Machetto on

    Gab, Drury’s 7 million can come off the books as LTIR relief. Don’t worry about it beyond its implications on the summer cap.

  61. hello everybody!!!
    been a busy time recently
    so i haven’t been around very much

    wrote a bunch of stories in regards to the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
    (preview, on site coverage, photos)
    you can see most of it here
    http://www.examiner.com/music-festival-in-national/john-patrick-gatta
    also worked for the fest’s daily paper

    then
    it’s been a matter of trying to recover
    but
    we had to pick my new addition to the household
    my mother-in-law got mrs. jpg a golden doodle
    named him
    Owlsey

    he’s a cutie but a holy teething terror at the moment.
    at least he’s getting more acclimated to crate training
    and semi-housebroken.
    pics some other time.

  62. Gift of GAB-orik on

    LTIR rules are a bit confusing. If Drury goes on LTIR, that means the Rangers can go over the cap by his salary amount for a replacement player… however his salary still counts against the cap for this season.

    From the CBA… “(ii) The Player Salary and Bonuses of the Player that has been deemed unfit-to-play shall continue to be counted toward the Club’s Averaged Club Salary as well as count against the Players’ Share during the League Year in which the Player is deemed unfit-toplay (including during the period such unfit-to-play Player is on a Bona Fide Long-Term Injury/Illness Exception Conditioning Loan to another league);

    (iii) The total replacement Player Salary and Bonuses for a Player or Players that have replaced an unfit-to-play Player may not in the aggregate exceed the amount of the Player Salary and Bonuses of the unfit-to-play Player who the Club is replacing; “

  63. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Actually… LTIR rules as they stand, would allow you to go over a hard salary cap so long as that player is deemed unfit to play.

  64. Gift of GAB-orik on

    And now after all this talk… i want SOFT ice cream in a HARD cone!

    oh and there is a snack cake made by Hostess called Zingers….. they are pretty tasty.

  65. Gift of GAB-orik on

    yes… but an exception that would allow you to go over a hard or soft cap yes? Thus it’s entirely relevant to your point… as i quote you… ” The whole purpose of a hard salary cap is that you cannot go over it. If you go over a soft salary cap, you are subject to a penalty. There is no going over a hard salary cap…ZING! ”

    or did i miss the point? (no sarcasm, legit question)

  66. You know, people usually advertise products that are updated and trending.. not the leftover can of peas on the back shelf.

  67. Gift of GAB-orik on

    if you’re a construction worker, you wear a hard cap while you work… but if you’re a baseball player… it’s a soft cap. Unless you’re the catcher…. then you have a hard cap, a soft cap, and a mask. So confusing.

  68. what i don’t understand about Drury’s situation
    (and i apologize if i’m going over previous terrain…)
    if
    his injury pretty much ends his career
    then
    how could he even be put on LTIR
    since he is unable to play for ANY team
    or
    is that the whole basis of it all?
    an exam will show how bad he is and what would be needed to be done
    in order to possibly play a little?
    and
    he won’t accept the buyout and loss of upfront money rather than
    eventually money in contract
    then
    is he forced to go through surgery and required rehab
    in order to show that he is making an attempt to return
    and making his status on LTIR legit?

  69. Gift of GAB-orik on

    jpg,

    as i understand it… and i could be off somewhere along the line…

    if the Rangers buy out Drury’s contract, he gets most but not all of what was due him.
    He can’t go on LTIR if he is medically able to play.
    If he has surgery, then he will be out for an undetermined time while he rests/rehabs and what not. In the event of LTIR, Drury collects his full pay, and insurance will pay about $4 million of his contract.

    He has to be deemed medically unable or unfit to play to be on, and stay on LTIR.

    If he IS able to play, then he could accept the buyout, and play for another team. It seems as if Drury doesn’t believe he’ll be able to play at a high level, and wants to get every dollar he has on his contract. that last line is my interpretation.

  70. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Drury won’t retire, because then he forfeits ALL the money left on his contract.

  71. can’t blame him for wanting to get as much as possible out of his contract
    but
    i’m either overthinking it or missing something because
    i feel like i’m missing something
    as in
    i don’t see where it will be a major problem.
    he will be gone, off the books one way or another.

    funny thing is i’m surprised that he isn’t made to take the physical
    prior to or during the buyout period.
    i understand how cba doesn’t want teams abandoning players
    that are injured and leaving ’em without a way to get fixed up and return
    but
    this seems to go in the opposite direction.

  72. Gift of GAB-orik on

    LTIR doesn’t mean he’s off the books, he stays on, and still counts towards the cap, but they can go over the cap by his salary for ONE replacement player so long as Drury is deemed unable to play.

    LTIR is basically close to a win-win for player and team. The player gets his money, and the team doesn’t have to foot the whole bill, as insurance picks up a portion.

    a player CANNOT be bought out if he is injured during the buyout timeframe. A physical is required to buyout a player, and if the NYR know Drury will fail the physical, there’s no point in starting the buyout process.

  73. but if NYR knows he WON’T pass physical and Drury
    knows he won’t then is it a matter of
    being all nice to Drury and just waiting in order
    to give him the whole bag of cabbage?

    (getting closer and closer from the zone of confusion)

  74. Gift of GAB-orik on

    basically going the injured route is the easiest way for Drury to get all his money, as it seems he doesn’t think he’ll be able to play, or contribute to any other team. This appears to be the end of his career, but he wants to get his money before he retires.

    And it may not be Drury forcing the Rangers to pay him. If indeed he is injured that badly, player or team doesn’t have a choice. rules are rules.

  75. i guess the LTIR makes it confusing when
    in reality the player HAS to retire
    due to being unable to play.

    is this something we’re dealing with in the new CBA world
    because i’m
    wondering if someone like Pavel Bure
    had more time on his contract but
    retired due to knee problems.

  76. iDoodie machetto on

    You agree to a contract that cannot be registered until September when players can be sent to the minors and come off of the cap. Wow, really tough salary cap!

    It’s incredibly easy to circumvent.

  77. JimboWoodside on

    Frolunda *Indians*? I didn’t know that they had Indians in Sweden – unless they’re refugees from southern Asia!

    Anyway, good for the Brothers Lundqvist!

  78. Gift I was aware of the LTIR when making my original point. My original point was that an offer sheet can be used to get another team’s RFA due to the RFA team’s salary cap limitations. This still holds true, even with the LTIR, because any team looking to sign an RFA to an offer sheet is also familiar with the RFA team’s roster and whether or not that team has a player likely eligible for LTIR. Also, Doodie seems to think that you can go over a hard salary cap if you so choose at the risk of penalty. That is blatantly false.

    Defending the Core: A Rangers blog

  79. iDoodie machetto on

    Jpg, the difference is that drury wants his full salary. In order to get that, he has to report in september. And until he shows up in september and is declared physically unable, we cannot start going into LTIR. But as I understand it, his LTIR can only be filled by one player. So, in other words, once you are over the cap, you can only apply the LTIR to go over the cap to one player. It’s a really minute detail because in actuality it doesn’t affect things all that much.

  80. There is a GREAT Seinfeld on right now.

    Mr. Benes: “We had a funny guy with us in Korea. Tailgunner. They blew his brains out all over the Pacific There’s nothing funny about that.”

    Rangers Report: A Seinfeld Blog

  81. JimboWoodside on

    Oy………………..it’s gonna be a looooooooooooooooooooooong off-season……. :-(

  82. NYR_FAN says "ZING THIS!!" on

    “Also, Doodie seems to think that you can go over a hard salary cap if you so choose at the risk of penalty. That is blatantly false.”

    David, if the Flyers choose to spend over the cap, you mean to tell me that the NHL won’t penalize them? What about the NHLPA? I’m not sure what is “blatantly false” about what Doodie said he thinks.

  83. Gift of GAB-orik on

    David,

    ok i gotcha. we were on so many tangents i didn’t know where we were circling back to!

    Back to my original point…. GET STAMKOS!! Forget the pleasantries, and beliefs or not in offer sheets. Put #91 not named B. Richards in a blueshirt!!

  84. iDoodie machetto on

    Klein, you aren’t technically in violation until the contract is submitted to NHL to be registered. You just delay registration of some other contracts.

    Further, you have 48 hours to match, during which time you can make salary dump trades.

  85. Gift of GAB-orik on

    haha… ah yes… Blake “i swear it’s not me just a chick that really looks like me with the same oddly clustered birth marks” Lively.

    Scandal is the most overused word in the media. It’s not a scandal if she took the pics herself. If you don’t want to be seen in your birthday suit… then don’t take pics of your naked self. Duh.

    Blake Lively spelled backwards is leaked nekkid phone pics. Weird.

  86. Gift of GAB-orik on

    isn’t it sad that the ways to get on everyone’s radar and make money as a woman in H’wood is to make a sex tape or ‘leak’ naked pics?

  87. NYR

    where?!?! where!?!?! did i miss something?
    (egotastic!)

    btw,
    i predict that Megan Fox’s replacement in Transformers
    won’t be able to act her way out of a paper bag
    but for many it won’t matter.

  88. I think she’s better than Fox. I also think she’s hotter than Fox.

    Fox just bores me. I thought it was hilarious that Steven Spielberg got her fired from the new Transformers. Bwaha!

    I wont see the new Transformers. Michael Bay sucks cookes in hell.

  89. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Seriously Manny. Young girls growing up have HORRIBLE media role models. Lindsay Lohan? Demi Lovato? Miley Cyrus? Any girl on Jersey Shore?

    They either learn to do drugs, party, and be a skank… or be an uptight, snotty beyotch, and sleep with rich dudes.

    Some choices.

    Girls hardly stand a chance in today’s society. No wonder they grow up with emotional problems and a decreasing level of respect for themselves and their body.

  90. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Amen.

    The moral fiber of this country sucks, and is getting worse. Hardworkers are harder and harder to come by, most of these kids are lazy, and have some odd sense of entitlement, and just want to party their life away.

    Just about all the shows that get put on the air celebrate bad behavior. Drinking, fighting, doing drugs, sleeping with everything, etc…

    gone is the shows about people who do the right thing, and work hard. Education is overlooked… most kids associate college with 4 years of sex and parties, and a job is where you have to be sober until you can party and drink again.

    Girls are getting pregnant younger and younger, and how can one possible expect a 16 or 17 year old party boy to do the right thing and be a father? It doesn’t take a man to knock up a chick… it takes a man to raise a child.

    It just all disgusts me… sorry to rant about this topic. I’ll get back to hockey.

  91. Gift of GAB-orik on

    In the future i’ll try no to sugarcoat things and say how i really feel haha!

  92. Earlier today I was cleaning my mug at work (the handle has already fallen off) and as I spun it to dry it the jagged edge of the handle sliced through the palm of my hand. Took most of the day to get the bleeding to stop.

    Tonight: my wife is at work late and I was trying to do the dishes one handed. I used my injured hand to hold a mug and the handle broke and the jagged edge of the newly broken handle cut through my knuckle.

    What is wrong with me today?

  93. NYR Fan The existence of a hard salary cap is so that a team cannot decide to spend above the cap if they choose to. That is not the way a hard salary cap works. The National Basketball Association operates under a soft salary cap. Any team in the NBA can go over the salary cap via different ways, and the penalty is for every dollar a team is over the salary cap, that team owes a dollar of luxury tax to the league. The NHL is not like that. An NHL team cannot choose to go over the hard salary cap. The LTIR is an exception. So the notion purported by Doodie that an NHL team can go over the salary cap if they choose is blatantly false.

    Defending the Core: A Rangers blog

  94. wicky(grating PIBG)© (Non visor wearing male, 26, holder of 5 LLPs!!) on

    wow!! moving blows!!!

    we’re getting stamkos? What the hell have I missed?

    Back to moving!

    Defending the Visor Wearers: A Francophone Blog

  95. Manny,

    You’re forgetting one, glaring, obvious topic on the list. And you know what it is.

  96. NYR_FAN says "ZING THIS!!" on

    David, players, agents or employees found to have violated the cap face fines of $250,000 – $1 million and/or suspension. Teams found to have violated the cap face fines of up to $5 million, cancellation of contracts, forfeiture of draft picks, deduction of points and/or forfeiture of game(s) determined to have been affected by the violation of the cap.

  97. I am so Sorry Latona!

    1. The Rangers
    1(a). Fire Sather
    1(b). *Lunch Points!!*
    2. Hockey
    2(a). Women
    2(b). Egotastic and related women in pictures.
    3. Seinfeld
    3(a). Making fun of each other.
    4. Boston

  98. I almost rescinded your stockpile there, Manny. Tread carefully in the future, lest you abandon any chance of victory in “One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Lunch!”

  99. NYR Fan That weighs in my favor. Cancellation of contracts, forfeiture of games, etc. You will not find any team violating it. Again, my original point of proposing offer sheets to an RFA’s team with salary cap limitations hold true. A team given the choice of violating the cap and having contracts cancelled and games forfeited or giving up the player to the offer sheet team will give up the player.

    Defending the Core: A Rangers blog

  100. Yes, of course I meant Kennedy was re-signed by Panthers, which basically threw all my sarcasm out the window. But it still stands…

    Defending the Mistakes: A Sather Blog

  101. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Just thinking about how hockey, right now, and of course, in season, is more interesting than baseball. Just look at all the interest in hockey right here as we approch July.

    Idiot baseball set it up so that it doesn’t matter whether the Red Sox or the Yankees win their division. It doesn’t matter who wins when they play, both are going to the playoffs where all bets are off when it comes to regular season performance. 162 games for next to nothing. Congratulations, baseball, for giving us/me most of the summer off to devote to better pursuits than watching regular season games which count for 10 cents on the dollar.

  102. Hmm, didn’t realize that the opening games in Europe this season are not gonna be back-to-back rematches and that the Rangers are playing two different teams. To the point mentioned earlier that the Rangers will still have 41 home games (with no preseason obviously), the Kings are probably having the two home games in Europe since their ownership owns the arena in Berlin that is being used in the Sabres/Kings game, so they make that money anyway.

    It’s funny seeing that picture on the TSN NHL homepage with a player (Landeskog) in a Rangers jersey with a C. That’s not Drury! lol. Still surprising that the Kitchener Rangers still have the same logo all these years removed from being affiliated with NYR.

  103. David from”AI”?

    “No. No, no, no! No, Mommy, please! No, no. Please, Mommy. Why do you want to leave me? Why? I’m sorry I’m not real. If you let me, I’ll be so real for you!”

  104. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Gift of GAB-orik – THANK YOU for your timely rant. As regards our missing “moral fiber” in our society, I think many people miss why this country has just about died, as regards the values of the Founding Fathers. Two words: EQUALITY LEGISLATION. Think about it, if you own a business THEY tell you whom you have to hire. If you own a rental property THEY tell you who you have to rent to. If you believe in God and Jesus THEY have made public display of your faith at Christmas time a CRIME.

    If you believe that the sacrament of marriage is a holy union between a man and a woman, consistent with God and Nature’s foundational plan for the perpetuation of ours and all species, THEY want you to know you are a homo-phobe. Well I could go on but you get the point – “equality” really means a lack of quality and the suspension of freedom of choice in private matters, and the forfeiture of our basic freedoms millions of good young men died defending, in too many foreign wars of aggression.

    Think about the above the next time you hear a demagogic politician refer to “Equal rights under the law.” They (the “rights,” and the lackey politicians) destroyed our nation. And don’t think they don’t know what they are doing, because they do.

  105. “equality” really means a lack of quality and the suspension of freedom of choice in private matters

    —————————–

    so if i understand this correctly, freedom of choice only if it two opposite sexes… but when it is two of the same then forget it?! Got ya…

  106. Besides the fact that it would be ridiculous to even pay Stamkos $12 million per season, I don’t think we can actually afford it during the summer. I was playing around with the Cap Geek calculator and put Richards in at his current salary which is $7.8 million and that puts us just under the cap given no Prospal, Fedotenko at current rate, a small raise for Boyle, and semi-generous raises for Dubinsky and Callahan. Obviously, buying out Wolski is a possibility. And if we did sign Richards, could that go to Drury’s LTIR space for the season if Redden is factored into the salary and then sent down afterwards?

    How does this look? (ugly, I’m sure)

    FORWARDS
    Wojtek Wolski ($3.800m) / Brad Richards ($7.800m) / Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
    Brandon Dubinsky ($3.850m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Ryan Callahan ($4.300m)
    Brandon Prust ($0.800m) / Artem Anisimov ($1.250m) / Mats Zuccarello-Aasen ($1.750m)
    Sean Avery ($1.937m) / Erik Christensen ($0.925m) / Brian Boyle ($1.025m)
    Ruslan Fedotenko ($1.000m) / / Chris Drury ($7.050m)

    DEFENSEMEN
    Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Daniel Girardi ($3.325m)
    Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m) / Michael Del Zotto ($1.087m)
    Mike Sauer ($0.550m) / Matt Gilroy ($1.350m)
    / Wade Redden ($6.500m)

    GOALTENDERS
    Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m) / Martin Biron ($0.875m)

    CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS
    (these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
    SALARY CAP: $64,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $69,700,000; BONUSES: $1,487,500
    CAP SPACE (23-man roster): -$5,700,000

  107. stepped out for awhile
    and ORR!! comment in regards to Fox
    almost made my head explode
    (at least it’s not migraine/sinus headache explode!)

    really?
    REALLY?!?!!???!

    wow!! that new “actress” in Transformers does NOT a thing for me.
    if the only point was to have some sexy and some cleavage
    why not have the Shia Lebeouf character tutoring a bunch of
    victoria secret models?

    whatever. highly doubt i will see it (just as i didn’t bother with first two)
    and it’ll make a gazillion dollars
    and
    sather will overspend for ufa’s on July 1
    while lowballing his own players.

    welcome to the 21st century world.
    i could go on
    but i have a teething pup to attend to and make sure he doesn’t try to
    eat his poop or my favorite chair.
    g’night all!

  108. Yeah, the link’s not working for me either. Well, if you really want to see it, just type “Seinfeld it got the dog”

    Jpg, I don’t know, lately I’ve been really into that Rosie chick. You know me, I love the Brits. It helped that I saw some nudie pics of her. Unlike that tease Megan Fox who once said she’d “like to do a whole movie, naked, if possible”. What a bullshyte artist!

    I’m sick of her! Still a babe! But, meh.

    Candice Swanepoel is still #1 on my list.

  109. You guys should put on MSG… They are showing Rangers of the ’50’s playing against the Habs

    Awesome old footage

  110. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    May your children grow up to become “alternative lifestyle” egalitarians, in deference to the rights of others to warp their young, impressionable minds in their formative years, regardless of the wishes of their parents for their moral and spiritual life values foundation. How does it feel when YOUR kids are victimized in the name of sleazeball, bathhouse politics?

  111. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Flash: It is not about any kind of “marriage,” or “equality,” – that is the front and the rationale. It is about the indocrination of future generations of children into this lifestyle and with it, into voting for the political enablers. You are not alone in missing the essence of what is going on here.

  112. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    “Congressman.” You mean “Congressperson” in this age of “equality.” NEVER refer to a man as a man, when you can refer to him as a “person.” How offensive and insensitive you are.

  113. Slats can pick up the phone and work out the old sign and trade for Stamkos. I am sure Tampa would like a few young players instead of the picks. Advise them of the offer sheet about to go down, throw them Anisimov and Dubinsky, 2 first rounders and cuban cigars for life.

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