Official announcement on Rangers’ signing of Mike Rupp (updated)

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From the Rangers:

RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD MIKE RUPP

New York, July 1, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent forward Mike Rupp.

Rupp, 31, is a former Stanley Cup Champion with the New Jersey Devils in 2003, having notched one goal and two assists in the Cup-clinching 3-0 victory in Game 7 against Anaheim.  The eight-year NHL veteran has surpassed 100 hits in each of the last five seasons.

Rupp appeared in 81 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season, registering nine goals and eight assists for 17 points, along with 124 penalty minutes.  He established a career-high in assists, and tied his career-high for games played.  Rupp ranked third on the team and second among Pittsburgh forwards with 181 hits, and finished second in penalty minutes and fighting majors (12).  In addition, Rupp recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and four penalty minutes, and led Pittsburgh with a plus-four rating in seven playoff contests.

The 6-5, 230-pounder has skated in 497 career NHL games with New Jersey, Phoenix, Columbus, and Pittsburgh, registering 49 goals and 40 assists for 89 points, along with 656 penalty minutes.  In 2009-10, Rupp established career-highs in goals (13), points (19), shots on goal (87), plus/minus rating (plus-five), and hits (198) with Pittsburgh.  He notched his first career hat trick on November 30, 2009 against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, and appeared in his 400th career NHL contest on March 6, 2010 vs. Dallas.  Rupp notched two goals while skating in his NHL debut with New Jersey on January 13, 2003 vs. Florida.

In post-season competition, Rupp has appeared in 43 contests with New Jersey and Pittsburgh, registering two goals and six assists for eight points, along with 35 penalty minutes and a plus-eight rating.  As a rookie in 2003, he helped lead New Jersey to the Stanley Cup Championship, tallying three points (one goal, two assists) in the Devils’ 3-0 Game 7 victory over Anaheim.  He established playoff career-highs with three assists and four points in four games that year.

The Cleveland, Ohio native was originally the New York Islanders’ first round choice, ninth overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.  He re-entered the draft in 2000, and was selected by New Jersey in the third round (76th overall).

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AP photo, above.

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EVENING UPDATE, 6:24 p.m.: I’ve stopped tracking all the signings. You can see the best list and most up-to-date signing tracker at TSN.ca, by clicking here.

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  1. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  2. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    LETS GO RANGERS

  3. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    gRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRabby!!

  4. Shhhh, relax everyone….

    Why couldn’t we go to 1100, Carp. Summer cap is 10% over, remember?

  5. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Tony, my rights were traded behind Carps back, but Carp came back with an offer i couldnt refuse!

  6. Manny Mania on

    Everytime I see “Dey Tuk ar Jags” I just think of stupid south park and then people fighting over Jagr and killing each other.

  7. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    nicely done mickey

  8. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Carp, that’s tarnishing the PRUST

    do you have one of him smacking avery around?

  9. just curious

    what happens if the Rangers don’t sign Brad Richards. Who is left to overpay?

  10. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Tenko NYR ;-)

  11. greg, are we on?? i bet richardsis not a ranger!! i have sauces ya know. so i wouldnt wanna bet me!!

  12. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lets get at least 600 here

  13. Linda, you were right…My post with snow proof shoeshine products was number 1000. Do I get a T-shirt, Carp?

  14. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    i think i’ve heard the name Brad Richards enough today to last me the rest of my life.. hint hint

  15. Stastny would be nice, but I don’t see the Avalanche trading him. Why would you trade a 25 year old center that is locked up for three more years?

  16. I can send you the T-shirt you sent me. Or one of those $400 T-shirts we were discussing yesterday. Buy one, get the second half price (total of $600) and I’ll give you the third for free (if you order now).

  17. Thanks, Lin.

    It’s like bizzaro NHL today. Everyone is spending like crazy except Sather. I know we and everyone else is hung up on Richards, but still, it’s verrrrry weird.

  18. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    ilbzo, you HAVE the tshirts lol we need coffee mugs now

  19. I hate getting ex-Devils, most have done nothing for us except make us hate them more. Shanahan and the little ball of hate are the only two exceptions I can think of.

  20. uhh im just off work 2 hours and im sic of free agent frenzy. im goin to take a nap. wake me up when greg loses the bet

  21. Goodbye Varlamov! So, we stood pat, I guess…..except Rupp, who, despite his past affiliations, I can’t hate enough not to say welcome, now do your job for us!!!!

    WTB is up with Richards? Glen, please be out hunting dinner. Did I miss something at the end of last post?

  22. mickey, sather has not really overspended badly the past 3 offseasons i think. so, its not that weird. theyre just waiting for richards which wont happen because he wants too much.

  23. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Mickey, its like we’re in an alternate universe.

    the guy in buffalo spends a ton of money and their two fans come to a RANGERS blog?
    they flyers are buying everyone
    the caps making a lot of moves
    the Flames want Richards lol
    the panthers giving out 4 yr deals like they are gum

    and Sather is just chilling with his cigars and jameson

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

    has there been any word on feds yet?

    Nice work with the mulcher carp!

  25. Buffaloguy July 1st, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    you are all so cool. keep dream for next century to win.

    not as cool as u…and btw GUARANTEED THE RANGERS WIN ONE BEFORE YOU!! buffalohermaphyrodyte is noncommittal towards bein a guy or a girl today…..

  26. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " FREE AGENCY get us Rupp ? "...says Greg L. on

    YO GRABBY , you have to read the post to see what Ive said . Im at the bottom on that last thread ( 2 posts after you said what ya said) so itll be easy to see , im like 9986 I think .

  27. Brad Richards said he will go on ESPN tomorrow night with “The Decision” to tell us to where he is taking his talents.

  28. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    NYP_Brooksie
    Garden CEO Jim Dolan has spoken with Richards, Post has learned.

  29. btw talk about people who cant type….”keep dream for next century to win”……Me thinks u byufgliened that up!

  30. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    MADISON BRAD GARDEN

  31. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    two good things Tony, CEEJ is there also!!

  32. the guy in buffalo spends a ton of money and their two fans come to a RANGERS blog?

    hahaha good 1!

  33. Czechthemout!!! on

    All I have to say about today is that never in their wildest dreams did so many third,fourth liners and number 5,6,7 defenseman ever think they would be paid like top six and top four defenseman.

  34. NYR_FAN© “Dey tuk ar Jags!”© July 1st, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    OMG! Dolan is involved! Geez…

    which is scarier than Sather by himself….just remember how the Knicks got fleeced on the Carmelo deal Walsh didnt want…imagine Dolan handlin Richards talks?? oy vey!

  35. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Isaiah Thomas is on his way, he just pushed gino reda to the ground

  36. Scott, I see your point about signing ex-Devils. However, the signing of Rupp is not like the signing of Gomez or Holik, for example. Yes, they are all past Devils…however different contracts, different expectations.

  37. Yeah, now the Rangers are going to spend all that money AND give up Kreider, Stepan and Staal for Richards.

  38. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    i wonder if dolan played him a song

  39. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " FREE AGENCY gets us Rupp ? "...says Greg L. on

    Yo Carp I’ll take one of those shirts but at a mere 50 percent off?

    Grabby , you know I always lose but this time im winning!!! Richards will be a Ranger . Sather walks in at the end of the day , take a few puffs of air on his unlit cigar ..hmmm 12 million ,12 million , 7 million for 3 years then 4 million the rest of the remaining ..puff puff

    – Richards agent Meehan ” Done!”

  40. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    hey Laurel

    you’re a coffee drinker right?

  41. Carp July 1st, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Yeah, now the Rangers are going to spend all that money AND give up Kreider, Stepan and Staal for Richards.

    Dolan “Well trade u kreider stepan and staal”
    Richards (and Agent) “this isnt a trade…u dont have to give up anything”
    Dolan “all right, who else will it take??”
    richards (and agent) (while shaking heads) “Byufglien retard”

  42. hang down your head Jim Dolan on

    Dolan spoke with Richards. oh oh. Cablevision customers, hold onto your wallets, your cable rates just skyrocketed again.

  43. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    TSNBobMcKenzie
    @NYP_Brooksie Me thinks NYR in a little scramble mode after other organizations went to Toronto for the dog and pony show with Richards.

  44. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    i dont think they are in scramble mode. i think that sly trickster sather has something up his sleeve

  45. “Brad Richards said he will go on ESPN tomorrow night with “The Decision” to tell us to where he is taking his talents.”

    YES, I CAN’T WAIT! Who is going to play the part of Jim Gray? Doc? EDZO? Pierre? Carp?

  46. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    the brad richards story will replace the chris drury story lol

  47. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    “YES, I CAN’T WAIT! Who is going to play the part of Jim Gray? Doc? EDZO? Pierre? Carp?”

    LMFAO ADAM! i love that line!

  48. im nervous about what sather will do if we dont get richards…at least with richards we just worry about cap hit in 4-5 years etc…..if we trade for someone, we’ll be watchin the new version of savard….youngster who became a star after bein traded too soon….u know for a fact sather will make a trade if he doesnt get richards….which means bye bye to some prospects

  49. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Rangers are so cool they just sit back and say …what are you lookin at ?

  50. Yes, Linetc, I am.

    Hey, Buffaloguy, won’t you get out tonight, get out tonight, get out tonight….

    Carp, not for nothing, but you have ruled today!!!!!!

  51. thenyrangers profile

    thenyrangers RT @MichaelDelZotto: Welcome to @rupper17 to NYR. Glad to have you!

    NOW MAKE SURE YOU STAY HIS TEAMMATE ALL SEASON!

  52. hang down your head Jim Dolan on

    I wonder if Lebron Richards will wear a headband under his helmet. and puff the chalk by clapping his hands

  53. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    ok this is gonna sound silly but i’m serious lol but do you get coffee with flavored syrups, or do you just take it with milk or cream/ sugar or splenda.

  54. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    what are you lookin at ?

  55. According to Capgeek, Buffalo is now at the top of the list with just $1.3M remaining and only 19 players signed. No back up goalie either. I wonder how long before Darcy Regier resigns. Florida, on the other hand, with all these signings is still $4M below the floor. Crazy NHL world.

  56. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    LMFAO CARP! PEILL maybe that will be his alternate nickname after ‘THE POPE”

  57. hang down your head Jim Dolan on

    why would Regier resign? his owner, Pegula is the one behind all the spending. he is just doing what his owner wants.

  58. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    mmmm flavor coffee all the way Linda!!!! Oh yeah Carmel Toffee is super dUper!!! I know that wasnt aimed at me but I couldn’t resist!!!

  59. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lol, i freaked out the other day because the raspberry flavoring i bought made my coffee freakin pink! i swear i didnt put in a lot lol.

  60. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Greggy if they make that caramel toffee sugar free i’m in lol

  61. Hang down- Regier is a smart GM. This isn’t his style and he knows it may only bring his team south. Why tarnish your reputation?

  62. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    wonder if the buffalo fan realized they only have 19 players signed lmfao

  63. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Yo Orr I got ” I love Gabby” bet saying he does. Richards will be a Ranger.

    Linda , pink coffee !!?? whooo never heard of rasberry type . Dam Canada doesn’t have the good shtuff . BTW Happy Canada Day!!!! Richards is Canadian so it is fitting he comes here today .

  64. asking price is too high for richards. i don’t know what scares me most, landing him at a ridiculous rate or not landing him and see who sather overpays when he panics.

  65. Good Lord, I go to fight with itunes and this place is still going crazy. I LOVE IT!

    Since when is Sather a sly fox? That’s like, opposite world.

  66. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Laurel it wasnt a joke i was askin a serious question for ONCE lol

  67. Carp July 1st, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    but the GM has to explain to the owner that you can’t play with 19 guys.

    unless ur buffalogal….or guy!

  68. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    MIKED!!!!!!!!!!

    we’re gonna riot likes its game 7 in vancouver

  69. “TSNBobMcKenzie @NYP_Brooksie Me thinks NYR in a little scramble mode after other organizations went to Toronto for the dog and pony show with Richards”

    let ’em eat cake, says Sather. but he already ate all the cake

  70. I take mine with a tsp of sugar and milk if anyone cares. Can go without sugar, but never without milk. Is the Richards ridicu-drama over yet?

  71. miked July 1st, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    asking price is too high for richards. i don’t know what scares me most, landing him at a ridiculous rate or not landing him and see who sather overpays when he panics.

    cosigned….exactly what i was sayin earlier…..

  72. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    sugar free toffee carmel!!?? haha dont be silly , i wouldnt type this fast if it was : )

  73. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    thanks laurel, just wanted to know if you ever had your coffee turn pink before.. it freaked me out lol

  74. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lol i like my sugar with coffee and cream lol

    how does BJ boy get the big contract with the BJs today!? WTB is going on

  75. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    we care Momma !!!

    Dont be scared Vibz /Miked , Sather is not going to freak out if we dont get Richards …but then ive been wrong before.

  76. also had the delegations, with all the prizes and gifts, at Holik and Kasparaitis’ doors at 12:01.

  77. HA! No, that’s never happened to me. It’s turned gross if the milk has gone bad, but pink, nope…..

    I agree with Carp. And Hartnell. Bored, ridiculous and silly…over what ultimately! No offense Brad, but, um, well, yeah….

  78. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    i’m so over the richards saga. If I never hear his name again it’d be awesome… oh carcillo i hope i don’t go deaf now!

  79. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    no carcillo Orr, my friend is homicidal right now

  80. Pink coffee? Only if its a peppermint frappe from Starbucks at Christmas time.

    I’m so tired, I’m actually think I might take a nap.

  81. florida spending like there is no tom to get to cap floor. too bad they signed crap

  82. Panthers give Jovo 4 year deal 17 years after drafting him in first round. talk about the long way home

  83. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    yea Tony, like Chelios and Hamrlik and Recchi etc

  84. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Bob McKenzie TSNBobMcKenzie
    I have no clue on legitimately handicapping the Brad Richards’ sweepstakes. Like most, I figure the NYR to be at the front of the line…

    TSNBobMcKenzie
    …But I would suspect L.A., Tampa, Toronto and others have given Richards plenty to think about. 3 minutes ago via web

  85. I can picture Dolan’s convo with Richards.

    “Hey, Brad, Jimmy here.”
    “Jimmy?”
    “Jimmy Dolan, Cablevision, New York Knicks, you know.”
    “Don’t you own the Rangers?”
    “Huh? I don’t own any baseball teams, Brad.”

  86. Richards would easily make the most money in Tampa. they have no state income tax, so his take home would be highest there

  87. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    i thought florida did, or was it the flyers?

  88. I thought the Dinosaurs signed Chelios. They needed someone to try and talk to the local cavemen about food rights.

  89. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    dont forget, Chelios’s carved on a tablet birth certificate was left behind by Moses

  90. Mickey, I may follow you soon…until tomorrow :) Long day: Interview, test work, here…..phew!

  91. Det dead wings are living up to their name. Mike Commodore? they are weaker than the sharks by far now. they could not beat them the past 2 years, and now are even farther behind them.

  92. LOL:

    DarrenDreger profile

    DarrenDreger Panthers are done for a bit. Tallon says, “need to let the dust settle.” Quite a day in Sunrise.

    I hope Tallon doesn’t turn suicidal after he realizes what he got in am…

  93. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    DarrenDreger
    Some confusion. Here’s the link to the Yzerman interview post meeting with Richards. http://bit.ly/lhD8Jg

  94. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    hope you aced your interview laurel

  95. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    sorry guys that link does not seem to be working for me

  96. Thanks Lin. I think it went quite well. Job is contingent on some things, mainly about the company, but I have hope. Fingers crossed!

  97. Avs sign Giguere. boy, did they have a lousy day. they gave up their #1 pick, and their goaltending is still a question mark

  98. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    if you really want it i hope it works out for ya!

  99. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    NYP_Brooksie

    Source: Kings enlisted Wayne Gretzky to help sell Richards on merits of playing in L

  100. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    LA

  101. hey ilb!

    this is a story of how quickly things change.

    just took pup to vet
    on way back
    picking up cases of soy milk for mrs jpg
    cases bout to tumble
    try to catch and feel my bicep tear
    icing it now

  102. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    for ORR..

    TSNBobMcKenzie
    CHI signs Dan Carcillo, as per team release

  103. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lol ya beat me to it!

  104. Geez, jpg, you’ve been falling apart lately. Ice for 15-20 min every hour for a couple. 2 caps of Advil.

  105. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Brad Richards , ahhh Brad Richards….brad richards …yes Brad Richardsss!!!!

  106. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Rangers should send The Prust to visit Richards… Convince him that signing for 3 million per for 5 years is the wise thing to do….ala Tom Hagen and Jack Woltz.

  107. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    JimCerny
    Do not believe now that Brad Richards decision will carry over into tomorrow…pretty sure we will know tonight

  108. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    well so much for taking a break lol

  109. DerekStepoff21 July 1st, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    New Jersey Devils sign Chris Drury to 2 year deal, per tsn

    seriously??….well, i guess after they got rid of Langenbrunner..

  110. if its true who wants to bet drury scores an overtime winner for the debbies against the Rangers?? imagine if on top of that the rangers missed the playoffs by 1 point lol

  111. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lmao Orr you have anything to do with that?

  112. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    I think its funnier when regulars get caught up in it!!!

  113. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    hey ilbzo. happy start of residents week

  114. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    what the hell is with guys and this stupid hair style?

  115. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    ORR , behave or Davin Klein will get you !!!

    Rangers core – boneheads r us.

  116. Thanks, lindzo! Today went well. No unexpected outcomes. Back to work tomorrow, day after, and July 4th. After that, it gets better, everyone settles.

  117. ilb….i didnt believe it wholeheartedly but with everything goin on today, u never know…..ur right tho i “shouda known better” lol

  118. czechthemout!!!! on

    So Florida signed 57 players, spent 100million dollars and they still won’t make the playoffs.

    Colorado hired Isaiah as their new gm. And he promptly made them a lottery team without the draft picks.

    The Flyers signed a has been and a bunch of never was or will be, to replace two altars.

    Canada’s NJ, Buffalo believes Laino IS Richards and Ehrhoff is Bobby Orr.

    Washington showing the rest of the league how it should be done.

    LA brought everyone from rodeo drive for a road show about how cool they are. Even brought a leather athletic bag. WOW ! Bet that really impressed Richards.

    Sather still Duck Hunting.

    Toronto is still trying to make a deal with anyone neutralized like at the draft.

    All in all, a very Ho hum day.

  119. *4everanger* on

    Just get back. What did I miss?
    Oh, and Carp,
    Thank you for being such a good sport and answer my request for *1000*.
    It’s tremendously tremendos!
    Did anyone dole out BR so hard earn gazzillion?

  120. thanks ilb
    yes i do feel like i’m falling apart
    funny thing is i’ve been trying to get my carcillo together
    shed some
    pounds, eat a bit better and have been walking a mile plus per day

    ice on now.

    have some idea what to do since i tore calf muscle years ago
    too bad this happened to left side since i’m left handed

  121. Oh no, reckoning is at hand… Franchise aboot to be devastated by Dolan and Sather once more.

  122. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    i’m glad you’re back miked!!!

    czech, that was a fantastic synopsis of the shenanigans of today, well done!

    ORR, just because you’re sitting there does NOT mean you’re innocent lol

  123. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lmao about Jagr going to pennsylvania…he’s going to Atlantic City

  124. i don’t want handzus. if we aren’t getting richards as center, let the kids develop and sign a decent winger

  125. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    did the show kobe at a hotel or resort?

  126. That’s true, Lin!

    I’m thinking aboot have a root beer float to cap the day! Vanilla Ice Cream, root beer, or root bear, as some might call it here, and just a little bit of milk.

    By the time I’m done, Richards might sign, then I get to know what it tastes like to throw up a bacon burger, chicken, boston cream donut, root beer float, with some blueberries. Should be fun!

  127. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    jovanovski has the Brashear walker 2.0 model, it comes with a cup holder

  128. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    i’m glad you got some fruit in there ORR! you got your basic food groups covered

  129. ORR!! What Is It Good For??© July 1st, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    RealKyper #NHL #Kings present Brad Richards a video on merits of coming to LA. Included in video was Wayne Gretzky and Kobe Bryant.

    LOL! Kobe Bryant?

    yea, theyre showing Richards on top of a boatload of money, you can GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING YOU DO while playing for a LA franchise if ur rich and a superstar….MIGHT SCARE HIM BC OF WHAT HAPPENED TO PLAXICO! lol

  130. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    glad you liked it Latona!! i was hoping someone would get it!

  131. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Kobe Bryant? were getting Kobe?

    Linda…Linda , Brashear just won his first MMA fight last month , he beat the guy up pritty fast . Seriously he was impressive and ive never seen huggybear actually move that fast. Hes no old man. And I hate Brashear.

  132. I love this place and you all! (trolls and a few others excepted :) Til tomorrow though…TA!

  133. I said all along that the biggest trouble the Hawks had last year was Turco. and that is proven by today. he is a UFA, all kinds of goalies have changed teams, there were a lot openings, and yet NOBODY wants him. not one team, even at $1.3 last year

  134. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    that was fixed greggy lol anyway, i hope he does well with it in the future, would be hilarious to see him on versus kickin some guys tush in shorts lol

  135. wow…i never knew brashear was an MMA fighter….but its definitely fitting….

  136. Czechthemout!!! on

    Just heard a rumor from a friend who does some consulting and security for one of our more fashionable players that possible deal of Danny G for Paajarvi-Svensson may go down in the next day or two.

  137. Czechthemout!!! July 1st, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Just heard a rumor from a friend who does some consulting and security for one of our more fashionable players that possible deal of Danny G for Paajarvi-Svensson may go down in the next day or two.

    is this another one of Sather’s “we had a handshake deal in place” deals?

  138. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lmao i do have a reply to you miked, but it might get ‘misconstrued’ lol

  139. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Brashear has a hard head , Marty McSorley had to swing a perty hard chop to the head with his stick to get that big sucker down!! Brashear may have won his first MMA fight but he’ll never make the UFC!!!

    Brad Richards ahhh feels better then saying….KOVALCHUK!!!!

  140. Torts knocking the Brad Richards door: Son, what’s the *byfuglien* wrong with you?”
    Brad – What about Byfuglien?
    Torts – Stop this *byfuglien carsillo*! Grab you *byfuglien* sack and let’s go to New York.
    Brad – Are you signing all this guys too?
    Torts – What guys? Forget byfuglien guys and sign this *cooke* papers.
    Brad – I thought he is already disqualified.
    Torts – Are you *talbot* signing or not? I have no time for this carsillo.
    Brad – I know, he didn’t get qualification from Flyers.
    Torts – Who gives a *carsillo* about Carsillo. Let’s go.
    Brad – But what about money?
    Torts – Money? What about *bryzgaloving* money?
    Brad – No, my money.
    Torts – Don’t know, ask Slats for down payment in Cuban cigars, the rest after season end, if you show me bite and jam.
    Brad – What???
    Torts (impatiently) – What do you mean: what? What don’t you understand? Numbers on the dollar bills or Boston English? Oh, I see you lost your *byfuglien* mind, for 7 years playing without my supervision in Stars without the stars.
    Good bye. Give me Stamkos on the phone.

  141. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    miked July 1st, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    i’d rather have kobe bryant than chris drury…

    *******************************

    i’d rather have Kobe Beef than either of them two, OR Richards lol

  142. Onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    Sather is in Bitchy mood playing hard to sign.. showing the UFA’s he’s not easy..

  143. Czechthemout!!! on

    Orr

    Because the Oilers have no defense I guess and Danny G is well regarded around the league.

    And after what went down today between the Avs and the Caps, you have to ask?

    Also the Hyeena is the Oilers coach.

  144. I would trade Girardi for MPS in a second. We could have an all-Swede line in the future with him, Hagelin, and Lindberg! Boom!

  145. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Ok I have to ask

    was Slats abducted by aliens last night???

    somethings brewing, i just feel it in my bones… he’s too quiet, its almost scary

  146. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Pop Evil War of Angels
    available at TARGET??

  147. A Not So Secret Blogmama Admirer on

    {{{LIN}}}

    Is today some sort of Twilight Zone episode? Slats and Co. are doing things right! In a few years, every NY team is gonna title contenders!!

  148. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    anyone know anything about that band?

  149. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Please Trade Olga Folkyerself for Localfan , I can feel her ‘ugh presence comming with that ever most rhetorical statement …

  150. Is Kobe still buying his wife diamond rings? I’m surprised one of our regulars isn’t calling him a hero, too.

    all due respect to cerny, who does a great job, works really hard, and works for the team, I think that was more of a guess about Richards’ decision coming tonight. Because the people in the Rangers’ war room don’t have any idea.

    Lin, Jovo’s so old that the tennis balls on his walker are white, not yellow.

  151. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    {{ANOTSOZO}}

    i say a Richards decision by 9pm EST

  152. Lin, we felt the same way last year at this time. Waiting for Slats to do something stupid.
    BUT… we going with our kids & I like it !
    Screw Richards !

  153. leetchhalloffame on

    Hey if Richards is still going through the “process” he obviously doesn’t want to come here. Let him get his billions somewhere else and move on. He may upgrade our skill level but he ain’t no superstar.

  154. A Not So Secret Blogmama Admirer on

    I had been trying to keep my nose out of that conversation… :)

  155. This is the problem with leagues and teams owning networks. You get propaganda. Like the NHL Network is now scrolling the day’s transactions, and won’t reveal any salary info. They called Rupp’s deal an “undisclosed contract.”

  156. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    i was thinking about that Tony. We were shocked then that he didnt blow anything up.. and so far its the same this year. If its only 4 or 5 yrs for this guy, i wont be totally disgusted lol.. anything over 5 is going to be doom

  157. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Haha fitting if its true ORR!! Chicago is lame . That Carsillo garbage is gone , ahh finnaly I hope he has scars on his knuckles from Gaboriks visor!! haahaha what sucker Carsillyo is!!!

  158. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    LMAO miked!!

    NHLNetwork is terrible. playing the same damn show over and over and over… yawn
    on to diners drive ins and dives for some brain rest

  159. ZzZz NYR ZzZz ,
    “Please Trade Olga Folkyerself for Localfan”…
    High hopes my dear friend, nobody will trade Olga even for the used condom.

  160. Rupp from other hand is a very good and reliable mercenary. Good signing.

  161. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    aw come on guys i love Olga

  162. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    HAHAHA 4ever , well said . Nicely put . borderline ORRistical comment but made me Laugh out loud. FIRE OLGA!!!

  163. No more live show on nhl network. what a disgrace they have only been on for 8 hrs

  164. Rangers should take a shot and sign Anthony Stewart. He’s young, big, has power forward potential. They should be able to get him for cheap—so it’s a good gamble if would get a Lucic type player for our team.

  165. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Sorry Linda , for you and all the Rangers fan web/world wide ..I’ll be nice. Today is Sathers day and he did nothing . Well ok , his scout scooped up Rupp ..and thats it !! Sather did nothing so far and its kinda nice I think? . I actually want Messier to take over , hire Grez as a assistant GM and then Messier moves down to coach/GM / President and Sather retires.

  166. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    there are still a few hours left Greggy!!! somethings going to happen

  167. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Bob McKenzie TSNBobMcKenzie
    Hearing Michal Handzus may be close to signing a deal with the San Jose Sharks. Stay tuned

  168. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    GMillerTSN
    San Jose signs Michal Handzus to a two year deal for $2.5m a year.

    there ya go the slow guy is a shark lol

  169. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Brad Richards sweepstakes!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Well its only 6:15pm here so its still early . Im getting Richards name and number put on my Jersey so I hope he signs here…

  170. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lol Spider, I’m sure his are better than mine! sucks when you hit 26 lol

  171. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    If Dolan spoke with Richards it means that Sather turned Richards off and cold. NOW, Dolan cares and steps in to bail out his GM? NOW Dolan has a personality beyond mortician school social skills?

  172. just heard on nhl home ice xm

    that WIP IN PHIL said by 10pm tonight that gagne or richards will be a flyer.

  173. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    “Sather did nothing” is a complaint? Sather doing nothing on FA Day is the best thing he has ever done in his life, if the rest of the day plays out that way. Shame he did something when Gomez, Drury, Redden, Gaborik and some other girl scouts were on the table.

  174. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    TENKO IS SIGNED

  175. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lol ORR not bad for 4th line minutes lol

  176. rupp always played his best in the garden. only career hat trick there. rupp will get 12-14 mins a night

  177. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    I miss Carcillo being the one we love to hate in our division, already. Rupp? Hope he comes here with the steel of a Krupp. He’s just a goon, so his 31 birthdays don’t bother me. Not kicking any kid off the roster.

  178. Tampa Bay is out of the running for unresticted free agent Brad Richards, Steve Yzerman says. #tblightning

  179. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    well that means i can take the STAMKOS out of my name….. grrrr lol

  180. sather will most likely not ovrspend on a free agent anymore. if la wants him, fine. they have 2 number 1 centers already though, but watever. they will be cup faves. thats what he wants. its gotta be la right? start getting ready to pay up greg!!!

  181. Onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    I’m sending sather some Meat scented cigars for him to puff on in the grizzly infested woods of BC while he fly fishes.

  182. Lightning GM Yzerman says BRichards not coming to Tampa. The money was too much to overcome. “Too big of a bridge to gap,” Yzerman said.

    I can only imagine what number someone threw at this guy.

  183. Yay Tenko Feds!!! I m so behind…..meh! TA! No to BR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go make a decision you fool..You will have enough money for lifetimes no matter hat. Can you help/win? Meh….

  184. so, we addressed our needs for offense by signing mike rupp and bringing back fedetenko.
    man, i hope zuccarrelo can lite it up next year!

  185. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lol hats out of rabbits

  186. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    With Rupp and Prust in the fold, Avery is DEFINITELY gone, even if I did spell it right.

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

    ilb
    they make them out of beavers

  188. richards please sign already .

    is sather waiting to pounce on kaberle if they lose out?

  189. i think rupp helps round out toughness on 3rd /4th line.
    any combo of prust-boyle-avery/rupp works

  190. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    ec and wolski and possibly avery

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

    I wish we could have got feds for 2 yrs.

    Avery’s fate may be tied to brich. In a way I think wolski’s is as well. I like wolski and think if he played on the top 2 lines he would put up some points, especially with a centre like richards.

    Did gagne ever sign anywhere?

  192. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Darren Dreger DarrenDreger
    Folks…indications suggest the Rangers are still the frontrunner, but make no mistake about it, the Calgary Flames are in the hunt.

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

    either way we locked up feds so that is good, now on to boyle, cally, and sauer

  194. LMAO, BANJ! I just went back. This is the funniest thing that happened all day….

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

    I will say this, depending on the amount of the contract if he does sign for the “least” amount of money to come to the rangers, you know it wasn’t for the jagr, he wanted to play here.

  196. ilb, it was so quiet over there, I was having a good time blogsterbating.
    Just me and my hockey wisdom.

  197. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lmao for the jagr

  198. The longer Richards waits to ink the deal the less interest I have in signing him. It’s all about the $$$$$$$$. He really doesn’t care where he plays. We’ve been there/done that with too many others.

    July 1 is a sad day in hockey.

  199. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    banj what are you talking aboot

  200. Mickey, you and me both. I’ve been in the same boxers and T-shirt since 7 a.m., have had all three meals at my desk, and still have to write a Sunday column tonight.

    But the word I’m getting is this could go on for quite a while. And the Rangers are definitely in it.

    Want a laugh? Check out BANJ’s monologue after the “new post” warning on the last thread.

  201. Oh, Linda…Go back to the last post. Just don’t consume any liquids while you’re there…

  202. And to think it all started with Nelson Rockefeller, Neil Smith, and Joe Sakic.

  203. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    LMFAO BANJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dyin

  204. You guys all rock; thanks for making my recovery much easier and much more painful from all the laughter at the same time! Go Rangers!

  205. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    pendulous!!!! lmao

    meatball parm

  206. Thanks for the mental image, Carp! LOL.

    omg, BANJ, I’m dying of laughter right now…

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

    banj
    You sir are a riot!

  208. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    we’ve had some pretty hilarious lines in here today

  209. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    hey banj, how’s reddensbaby?

  210. on nhl network

    gabby ends our season puts puck past hank game 4

    on msg plus

    opening night stepan hat trick. i will watch that

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

    wait, isn’t that kramer?

  212. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    drosennhl
    @DarrenDreger says Flames very much in it for Richards. I still think it’ll be the Rangers when all said and done.

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

    ack
    sorry but your call sign always makes me think of bill the cat!

  214. feaster was gm in tampa for there cup win.

    does richards sign with the gm or the coach torts or phil or kings

    i still say phil

  215. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    lmfao banj!

    SLATS ATTACKS……….his cigars

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

    closer to waterton and glacier

  217. TSNBobMcKenzie Bob McKenzie
    CGY GM Jay Feaster’s previous relationship with Brad Richards is a factor in Flames being in this to the point they are.

  218. why would richards want to go to calgary? so he can center jarome iginila for a year?

  219. Reginald Dunlop on

    That’s why Bob Mc gets the big money………….and come on carpy………is anyone surprised youve been in the same boxers since 7am??????? ha ha ha ha…I know a couple of writers who’ve been in the same boxers since 1965……

  220. TSNBobMcKenzie Bob McKenzie
    I suspect NYR favorite to win out, but I would guess CGY is ahead of TOR or LA or other suitors at this point. Will find out soon enough

  221. I really believe anything close to the Flames’ offer is too much for Richards. Either the $9-10M average for the first six years, or the nine-year total, are way too high.

  222. I’ve also got a 10 p.m. deadline for first edition … which means a really crappy story is going into the paper if something isn’t done in the next few minutes.

  223. Reginald Dunlop on

    watching the other game with buffalo…..better result but if you turn that game 4 off in time, you might be able to convince yourself there was a better ending…….. that game still makes me sick

  224. Greetings from the hectic work place ‘heads. Well, if he hasn’t signed with the Rangers by now it’s probably not going to happen in my opinion. I feel like the usual pattern is that they get their man right away. If they havent come to an agreement by now then the price is probably higher than the Rangers are willing to go. Dolan stepping in was probably to try to do the whole “well think of all the positives aside from money you’ll have in NY”. Soooo…we’ll have to enjoy hoping Rupp scores 30 goals.

  225. Reginald Dunlop on

    although neither of us have a rooting interest………wink wink………. ha ha ha

  226. leetchhalloffame on

    Redden, Brasheer & Drury making pitch to Richards to sign with NYR.

  227. if its 9 mil please no to richards.

    sather has been great so far today dont blow it all now

  228. as one who doesn’t root, I thought Game 4 was awesome … except that it, too, blew a bunch of my deadlines.

  229. Reginald Dunlop on

    ahhhhh……..just write that he signed and if he doesn’t ………..well it isn’t Dewey defeating Truman……..

  230. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    What in Holy Hell?

    Slats! Are you trying to save Dolan’s money? Get buying!

  231. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    {{{IZZY}}}}

  232. Carp you should start tomorrow’s article with “when the most exciting thing on my blog is a bunch of Seinfeld quotes you know it was a slow day for Glen Sather and company”

  233. NYP_Brooksie Rangers appear to be in good position here with Richards though not sure of numbers.

  234. NYP_Brooksie

    NYP_Brooksie Rangers appear to be in good position here with Richards though not sure of numbers.

    WTB does that mean?

  235. RUPP BABY! 35-40-75 110PIMS in 2011-12! can I get a helllllll yeah?!?!?! no?

  236. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    HUGE day Carp, i said we need to get 600 on this one

  237. after brooksie’s comment this was posted!

    DarrenDreger Confirming, on his 34th birthday, Flames cptn Jarome Iginla called Richards as part of the Flames sales pitch.

  238. If it’s really for 9 years, I will ask to be adopted by Olga and the family….

  239. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    I think I’m gonna be sick.

    RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!

  240. Am I the only one who hasnt called Richards today? someone get me the cell digits!

  241. I’m glad NYR are not doing any of these stupid pitches. Don’t ask any players, or any former Rangers to beg this guy to sign.

    If he wants to be a Ranger, then sign the contract! If not, piss off!

  242. richards will wait to sign btwn 10 and 11 pm so torts could be interviewed on hockey night live.

  243. Yeah, I was really glad that the Rangers didn’t get involved with that pitch garbage either.

  244. If he wants to be a Ranger, then sign the contract! If not, piss off!

    Rhar should be a patch as well this year!

  245. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    HEY CHUCK!! how are ya!!

  246. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Sausages? If you want to live in a butcher shop. I’ll treat you like a piece of meat…

  247. right, ilb. I meant 600 before “new post.” no guess on the number after.

    rhar?

    Johnny, grab your jock, if you need one.

  248. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Carp this has to be in the top 5 days of post numbers

  249. Rangers fans should not be caught up with how long the contract actually is but how long until the money drops off

    for example lets say he signs for 7.5 mil over 7 years but the salary breaks down like 12, 12, 9, 8, 6, 4, 2, then its essentially a 5 year deal since its extremely easy to get rid of that contract after year 5.

  250. Imagine if the Rangers held the announcement so it could be on HNL?

    YES might do something like that.

    Lin, the biggest days since I’ve been doing this were the Gaborik signing, the day Tortorella replaced Renney, the trade deadline days, I think. I don’t know what kind of traffic Sam had. We also had well into quadruple-digits comments during playoffs, etc. Total views today isn’t a record … yet.

  251. do you think they are holding off on the announcement so Carp can get a records # of posts?? ; )

  252. BizNasty2point0 Paul Bissonnette
    Hey @BRichards_1991, if you sign with Phoenix you can buy the team. It worked out for Mario. #MakeItRain

  253. @Rupper17: and honored to be a part of the Rangers! Can’t wait to put that sweater on!

  254. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    the trade deadlines are the best lol
    i am officially always going to have off on trade deadline day AND free agent day from now one

  255. Linda – do you have a full time patent attorney with you? That’s a lot of copyrighting in one day!

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

    I called richards, but 2 minutes into the conversation he told me he WAS NOT a physical hard hitting crease clearing D man, so I panicked and just hung up! Was that bad?

  257. hey wicky, it was like 105 here today. 2 minutes outside and I thought was going to melt.

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

    mickey
    you are way too sweet, you would melt

  259. you know it’s not a great crop of FA’s when Max Talbot gets all this face time!

  260. It just doesn’t seem right. It doesn’t make me angry, it’s just like, weird. It’s just weird.

  261. mao... ahhh sooo!™ on

    OMG!!! A Linda sighting!!!! Not since St Augustine have the good people of this earth been lavished with such an amazing presence!!! OMG!! …no, really..like OMG!!

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

    ilb
    yes, sorry about that. He kept asking me why I was calling him shane.

  263. mao... ahhh sooo!™ on

    I say no to Richards….can’t believe all the fuss for this guy…totally byfuglientarded!

  264. Okay, is it just me, or do you guys notice that in EVERY SINGLE NHL HIGHLIGHT VIDEO, the Rangers are the team that gets scored on, or the team that gets laid out, or the team that has the remarkable save made on them?

  265. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    i noticed that too Latona……asshats

    {{{{{MAO}}}}} thank you for your kind words lol

  266. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " What number does Richards get? "...says Greg L. on

    Brad Richards !!! Sorry mao I can’t help sa…Brad Richards. I ordered a pizza and they ask me what kind …and I said Brad Richards!!!

  267. UGH!!

    DarrenDreger What many of us feared most. It’s starting to sound like there might not be a decision made by Brad Richards tonight.

  268. Look! I found something more interesting that Richards DECISION. Tombstone is on.

    Oh, make no mistake, it’s not revenge he’s after, it’s a reckoning.

  269. Even the MSG videos! Everyone just seems to hate the Rangers, and it’s not like they dominated the league, ever! I don’t get it.

  270. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    damn you brad richards, you’ve known for MONTHS where you’ve wanted to go

  271. DarrenDreger Darren Dreger
    What many of us feared most. It’s starting to sound like there might not be a decision made by Brad Richards tonight

    OF COURSE !!!

  272. I didnt want him from the get go and now I REALLY dont want him!! This is Bullcarcillo! Does he need every freakin penny!!!

  273. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " What number does Richards get? "...says Greg L. on

    WE WANT RICHARDS !!! I think?

  274. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    GOOD! GO TO CALGARY !!!

  275. RealKyper #NHL news. Teams now told Richards decision coming tomorrow. Nothing tonite.

  276. Yea if he can’t make this decision how is he going to decide when to pass the puck! What a BUM….he’s a BUST

  277. OK, I’m out….work early morning. I don’t believe my presence will alter his decision one way or another. Opinion?

  278. This just goes to show you what a shallow FA pool will do. A mediocre player has everyone on the edge of their seats waiting his decision.

  279. @RealKyper: #NHL news. Teams now told Richards decision coming tomorrow. Nothing tonite.

    NIGHT!

  280. Somehow not surprised this going to tomorrow. That makes my mind up for. Watching the end of Tombstone, then passing out.

    Good night all!

  281. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    i hope sather takes away the Brad out of madison brad garden now

  282. my god damn anniversary tom and now i will have this crap on my mind.

    my wife left me alone all day.

    fugg richards

  283. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    Rupper17
    3 things will stay true…. 1) I won’t like the Miami Heat (LBJ) 2) grown men shouldn’t ride scooters 3) I will hit the Mullet,for all fans!

  284. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    time to eat something lol!

  285. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    what a richardshead!!!!!!!!!

  286. LinCalPrustBoylahan©is hoping today is not known as SLATSAGEDDON© GET STAMKOS!!! on

    ah, he’s going to go through em all, see who made him feel the most wanted, and decide in the morning. hopefully it is the morning, i have plans for tomorrow lol

  287. This is Lebron James’ fault. Now these ufa’s think they’re hot carcillo and want to sit back and make a spectacle out of themselves. He knows what he’s doing he just wants to take his sweet time. Idk if I really want a guy like this on this team. It’s just going to be a media spectacle ala Holik where the team isnt that much better and the press is standing around every day going “well you’re getting 8 million dollars why arent you scoring 50 goals?!”

  288. gives teams more time to get out the tin cup, get down on their knees, beg, have retired stars put in another pitch, give him more trinkets like leather hockey bags, and just generally lower themselves before almighty nhl center guru and allstar moneygrubber

  289. Seriously who the hell does this guy think he is? He’s not a superstar. He just happens to be a UFA during an offseason where no one who can make an impact is looking for a contract. He’s just going to be another Drury if he comes here. And that’s not to disrespect Drury. But it’s another situation where too much money is going to go to a guy who isn’t capable of putting a team on his shoulders. I’d rather save the money incase there’s a trade to be made during the season and hope that Stepan and Anisimov increase their offensive numbers up the middle.

  290. czechthemout!!!! on

    I hope he goes to Calgary. I am tired of him and this decision crap. This is nothing but a ploy to get more money out of teams.
    The Mere fact that he is even entertaining Calgary’s offer proves that he like most athletes are full of crap. There is nothing about the flames that is even remotely what he said the criteria needed to be for him to go there. The Flames suck! They have the worst pipeline of prospects coming up. In fact their number one prospect now plays for the Rangers. They are a small hockey market and they have as much of a chance to win the Stanley Cup as Brad Richards has of growing hair on his palm. The only thing they can offer is 9 years and 64 million, that’s it.
    It is like Bill Parcellls always says, its always about the money.

  291. Give the guy a break. He’s making a major life choice, where he will spend the rest of his NHL career and how is he going to set himself up FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. Any of you would want to sleep on that type of decision also. Brad Richards is an awesome player, the Rangers want him and he’s an even better dude so lay off the guy. He is not LeBron douchebad James.

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