The official announcements of the Anisimov, Sauer signings

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From the Rangers:

RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD ARTEM ANISIMOV

New York, July 8, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Artem Anisimov on a new contract.

Anisimov, 23, skated in 82 games with the Rangers last season, registering 18 goals and 26 assists for 44 points, along with 20 penalty minutes.  He established career-highs in goals, assists, points, and shots on goal (190).  He also tallied career-highs in power play goals (three), power play assists (five) and power play points (eight).  Anisimov tied for third on the team in assists, ranked fifth in points, sixth in goals, fourth in shots, and tied for the team lead with 21 even strength assists, and ranked second with 36 even strength points.  He is one of four Rangers to have skated in all 82 games, and has now appeared in 164 consecutive contests.  Anisimov ranked third on the Rangers with a career-high, 10 multi-point performances, including a career best, four assists on January 19 vs. Toronto.  The Rangers posted a record of 14-2-1 when he tallied a goal and were 24-6-2 when he registered a point.  Anisimov reached the 40-point plateau for the first time in his career with a goal on March 20 at Pittsburgh, and skated in his 100th career NHL contest on November 14 vs. Edmonton.  In addition, Anisimov tallied his first career playoff point with a goal on April 20 vs. Washington.

The 6-4, 200-pounder has skated in 165 career games with the Rangers, registering 30 goals and 42 assists for 72 points, along with 52 penalty minutes.  In 2009-10, Anisimov ranked among the NHL rookie leaders in several statistical categories, including ninth in goals (12), 10th in points (28) and tied for 15th in assists (16).  He was also one of four rookies in the league to appear in all 82 games that season.  Anisimov recorded his first NHL point with an assist on October 8, 2009 at Washington, and made his NHL debut on February 3, 2009 vs. Atlanta.

Internationally, Anisimov has represented Russia in several tournaments, most recently at the 2010 World Championship in Germany.  He registered one goal and two assists, along with six penalty minutes and a plus-three rating in nine contests to help Russia capture a silver medal.  Anisimov has also won a bronze medal with Russia at the 2008 World Junior Championship, and a silver medal at the 2007 World Junior Championship.

The Yaroslavl, Russia native was originally selected as the Rangers’ second round choice, 54th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH DEFENSEMAN MICHAEL SAUER

New York, July 8, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Michael Sauer on a new contract.

Sauer, 23, skated in 76 games with the Rangers last season, registering three goals and 12 assists for 15 points, along with 75 penalty minutes and a plus-20 rating.  His plus-20 rating led the team, ranked fourth among NHL rookies and tied for 11th among NHL defensemen.  He also ranked sixth among NHL rookie defensemen with 78 hits, and tied for sixth among all league rookies with 96 blocked shots.  Sauer tied for third among Rangers defensemen in goals, and ranked third in assists and points.  The Rangers posted a record of 3-0-0 when he tallied a goal and 12-2-0 when he registered a point.  Sauer tallied his first career goal with the game-winner, on the power play, in a 5-3 win at Ottawa on December 9.  He recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on October 23 at Boston.  In addition, Sauer registered one assist in five playoff contests.

The 6-3, 213-pounder has skated in 79 career games with the Rangers, registering three goals and 12 assists for 15 points, along with 75 penalty minutes.  Sauer made his NHL debut on March 24, 2009 vs. Minnesota.  He has also appeared in 177 career games over three seasons with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering 13 goals and 33 assists for 46 points, along with 160 penalty minutes and a plus-29 rating.  In 2008-09, Sauer established AHL career-highs in goals (six), assists (17), points (23), plus/minus rating (plus-29), and shots on goal (92).  His plus-29 rating led the Wolf Pack and ranked third in the AHL, and he tied for second among Wolf Pack defensemen in goals and ranked 10th on Hartford in assists.  Sauer made his professional debut with Hartford on October 6, 2007 vs. Bridgeport, and tallied his first professional point with an assist on November 9, 2007 at Manchester.

The St. Cloud, Minnesota native was originally selected as the Rangers’ second round choice, 40th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

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  1. 4everanger July 8th, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    Yeah, OK, now I get an answer on my question to Carp about sharply increased amount of post – but of course, it is Pandemic Collective wording diarrhea and brains squirt. …and somebody asked yesterday night: “WTB” about such an innocent stuff…LOL.

  2. Repost:

    Carp July 8th, 2011 at 4:14 pm e

    4ever, I think Manny answered your question at 3:05 p.m.

    Good afternoon, Sally! Let us know when you’re visiting our little town.

  3. eddie eddie eddie on

    has anyone heard how crosby’s workouts are coming along…i heard he might miss this year, next year, and the following year….but 2014-2015 could be a go…..

  4. “Little news flash, Pop. Ha. Harold ain’t so perfect. Remember that time in Puerto Rico when we picked up those two, uh… well, I guess they were prostitutes, but I don’t remember paying.”

  5. eddie eddie eddie on

    my Carp-utha – i dont belong to FB, but I will have my woman do it when she arrives at the crib…

  6. fair prices for the signings..

    way to be responsible for once sather……….

  7. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – PCD is simple PRUST CAN DELIVER…and for the rangers PP, BBB=Brian Boyle’s Butt

  8. thanks eddie – that makes perfect sense in the sentence:

    “Thank you, Carp! I like my version of *Prust Can Deliver* better then Manny’s *Brian Boyle’s Butt* .LOL.”

  9. eddie eddie eddie on

    Did any of you see the interview that John Gianonne had with THE PRUST? It was in between periods against I dont remember….and JG asked “what will you do if so-so does this to you guys?…THE PRUST responded…well, ahh, I just fight him……….give an A to THE PRUST

  10. I would like to see The Prust fight a bit less with the addition of Rupp. Hopefully he stays healthy for a whole season and doesn’t have to play through a bunch of pain.

  11. Wicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    Let’s not forget thé original injury to prust was thé bs non pénalized take down by Komisarek in a fight

  12. eddie eddie eddie on

    The letters are more than some ceremonial, long out-dated act of symbolism and its what separates Hockey from any other game…..These guys bond in the room better than H 2 O. and the assigning of a letter elevates their status in a room where bad behavior and poor attitude doesn’t exist. I think Cally….. C
    Stall, stahl, staal, staul, staw’lll ….A
    Dubi ……A
    THE PRUST …..AAA (better than insurance)

  13. AGrossRecord profile

    AGrossRecord Rangers’ talks with Brian Boyle continuing but deal not imminent.

    can’t wait to see what nickname ORR is going to come up with if Boyle pulls Dubinsky.

  14. Doodie Machetto on

    Is there a team in the league with less first rounders in their lineup than ours?

    Also, Eric Fehr was just traded to Winnipeg for a 4th rounder and a low level prospect.

  15. bull dog line on

    Sauer is going to make a good third pair Dman Doodie. is that as good as you think he is going to be? I think he is already the best right Dman on the team. to me he is going to be a 2 with a real good 1. or a solid second pair Dman. I like his potential.

  16. bull dog line on

    did Maurice ( The Rocket) Avery sign a new contract today? you don’t want him going free agent next year. the whole league will be lining up to sign him.

  17. eddie eddie eddie on

    Bull dog – Sauer has unlimited potential….he even showed flashes of offensive prowess late in the season….the goal he scored against Boston – one example…..- I really think we are going to be surprised at how good/great Sauer becomes….

  18. bull dog, I agree with your sentiment about Sauer. His ceiling is much higher than a “third-pair” guy…and he was the most consistent d-man on the team for long stretches last season, even more so than Stawl or Girardi, IMO…

  19. eddie eddie eddie on

    Bull dog – i would give Avery a 9 yr deal similar to B. Richards’ deal

  20. eddie eddie eddie on

    bull dog – any truth to the rumor that your kids are named Sean and Avery?

  21. Amen – Sauer is a great player and his ceiling is high. I am sure Girardi’s future is dependant on what a guy like Sauer shows.

  22. bull dog line on

    I would give the C to Dubi. I know he is not going to get it, but he has been a more out front leader than Cally. you really can;t go wrong with either Cally or Dubi.

  23. eddie eddie eddie on

    Depending on what shakes out, the rangers might find themselves in an interesting situation come next season’s trading deadline …..Slats will have options if the rangers look ready to go deep into May……this could be the year…i really feel it…..

  24. Upstate Mac on

    Hey Carp, I’ve been almost exclusively a “lurker”here for about 3 years now. This blog and for the most part the “boneheads” are truly awesome. Perhaps you can get who ever maintains the salarys in the stat portion ( see link above ) to respectfully remove Derek Boogieman’s info RIP. and one more thing LGR!!!

  25. bull dog line on

    eddie,
    still need help on the wing, and a rugged Dman, but they are close.

  26. eddie eddie eddie on

    bull dog – agreed…..if there are sellers at the deadline, the rangers are in a position to make some moves…..thoughts as to who?

  27. Doodie Machetto on

    bull dog, yes, I think his ceiling is lower than all of our defensemen other than Girardi. That will make him our 3rd pair guy in a few years.

  28. Doodie Machetto on

    As for your statement about him already being the best d-man on the team, I’m sorry, but you’re just wrong.

  29. Doodie Machetto on

    eddie, I don’t have a little faith, I have a lot of faith in our other young guys. I think the ceilings for Staal, McDonagh, MDZ, Erixon, and McIlrath are higher than the one for Sauer. I’m not saying all of those guys hit those ceilings, but I just don’t see Sauer ever being as good as Staal is now, or as good as I am confident McDonagh and MDZ will be. All it takes is either Erixon or McIlrath to pan out in addition to the first three and Sauer is stuck on a 3rd pairing.

  30. bull dog line on

    Doodie,
    did not say he was the best Dman on the team. I said I felt he was the best right Dman on the team.

  31. Sauer has a pretty low ceiling. He’s never going to develop an offensive game so any growth will be on the defensive aspect.

    A poor man’s Adam Foote is what i think of…

  32. eddie eddie eddie on

    doodie – i think each defenseman you named brings something different to the rink…..Sauer will never have the pure instincts and eyes of MDZ, who I think will be very speical someday, but he does a lot of really good things in only his FIRST YEAR. He is showing some good sneak down low instincts too…..I wouldnt be so quick to underestimate young Mr. Sauer.

  33. bull dog line on

    eddie,
    a Ryan Clowe type player. not interested in Alexander Semin, and I think he will be available. rugged Dmen are hard to find.

  34. bull dog line on

    Adam Foote ha d a pretty good career. I would take that for Sauer. as for Erixon, if you a looking for an offensive style from him, you are looking in the wrong place.

  35. eddie eddie eddie on

    bull dog – but boy oh boy….clowe would look good as a ranger…

  36. bull dog line on

    eddie,
    how much would you give up for Iginla. he was on the market last season, and if Calgary is bad again I think he can be had.

  37. Manny,
    sorry, I just get back… PCD stands for Pandemic Collective(wording)Diarrhea syndrom vs. your BBB – Beach Blanket Bongout, from previous thread. As an answer on my question about sharply increased numbers of posts here. LOL.

  38. Doodie Machetto on

    eddie, I’m not underestimating him, I just think that the other guys have higher ceilings. I think Sauer is much more likely to have a solid NHL career than McIlrath. And unless MDZ can get his head straight, Sauer will have a better career than him as well.

    bull dog, I missed the “right” qualification. While I agree, I think that speaks more to the organization’s lack of depth on that side. Staal, McD, MDZ, and Erixon are all left defensemen. Basically, you’re just saying he is better than Girardi, which honestly isn’t saying much. I think Girardi, blocked shots and all, is terrible.

  39. “Sauer has a pretty low ceiling. He?s never going to develop an offensive game so any growth will be on the defensive aspect.”

    LOL! That maybe the most ridiculous claim about Sauer I’ve ever read. I guess I just don’t see how it’s impossible for him to improve offensively. Especially, since he is so good on the pinch and has a good, hard, & low shot…wow!

  40. bull dog line on

    Doodie,
    you were much more fair to Sauer in your last post. I agree with what you said, especially Girardi.

  41. Doodie,

    I’m going to have to agree with you on that, including the terrible Girardi part. But he was better this season then in seasons past, partly because of Staal’s growth, but still.

  42. Doodie Machetto on

    bull dog, I think Erixon is going to be like a solid #3 defenseman. To compare him to his countrymen, I think his ceiling offensively is that of Kronwall, but he won’t be as physical. He will defend more like Lidstrom (but obviously, not as well, as only a select handful ever have).

  43. bull dog line on

    I hope Erixon is a s good as he is being touted. I expect him to solid.
    Doodie,
    I think the Richards signing while intended to help Gabby, may actually help MDZ the most. it should take a lot of the pressure off of him on the power play. I expect a bounce back from MDZ.

  44. Doodie Machetto on

    I also don’t think I was unfair to Sauer, just that I think I really like our other guys more. I’m not saying anything bad about Sauer, I’m just saying that compared to our other young defensemen, I just don’t see as much potential.

  45. eddie eddie eddie on

    and the Norris trophy goes to……….Michael Sauer – for the 5th year in a row….

  46. May be I’m late on that, but someone asked about Sauer ##. His contract is worth $2.5 million, for 2 years, I read.

  47. Doodie Machetto on

    bull dog, we can only hope. If he doesn’t pan out, that makes McIlrath over Fowler a complete blunder, instead of only the potential blunder it is depending on McIlrath’s development.

    Honestly, we should just trade all of our first round picks away. Two first rounders are regular NHL players from this millennium (Staal and Korpedo). Meanwhile, we have 5 seconds, a 3rd, two fourths, a sixth, and a seventh, and the sixth and seventh to this point have been having the best careers of them all!

  48. Doodie Machetto on

    4ever, other than the World Championships this year, nothing other than highlights. He had a very good physical game there, but I don’t think it translates as well to the NHL.

  49. Doodie Machetto on

    Alright, I’m headed home. Hopefully Dubi and Cally are signed before the end of next week.

  50. For those asking

    Sauer: 2 years at 1.25 mil per year
    Anisimov: 2 years at 1.875 mil per year

  51. Good evening all!.

    Hartnell, I just love this place …:)

    bull dog, holy carcillo I agreed with a post of yours! (6:06)

  52. “If Slats didn’t trade Leetch, we don’t have Sauer today…”

    True. I believe it was TOR’s 2nd rounder with which we grabbed Sauer.

    But those deadline trades are hardly something Sather deserves praise for.

    Unless I’m wrong, Sauer is the only pro asset the Rangers came away with despite dealing Leetch, Nedved, Kovalev, Chris Simon, and a few others.

    Nearly every prospect we got back (remember Josef Balej?) busted.

  53. NYR Fan

    I never said Sauer wont get a little bit better but at no point in his amateur or professional career has he ever been an offensive player. The guy played 3 years in junior hockey and put up point totals of 13, 31 and 23. In his two seasons in HFD he put up 11 and 23.

    He’s not an offensive guy and probably never will be, although thats not a bad thing. Brooks Orpik and Mike Komisarek are excellent d-men and both are limited offensively…

  54. Evening gang!

    Me thinks you all need to be fitted for a straight jacket, lol. Some real funny stuff that I couldn’t figure why I was laughing.

    Excellent news and good, fair contracts for AA and Sauer cakes. Gotta get the other 3 done before arbitration.

    Letters topic from earlier: C goes to Mr Captahan, the A’s to Staal and Feds. I would love to see Dubi get one, but I don’t think he’s quite ready for that. Let him lead in his own way for a few more years, then he should be ready, maturity-wise for the letter.

  55. By the way, for whomever was asking, yes, I watch every game. And that’s how I know that Dubi is inconsistent and disappears for games at a stretch. Just because he’s pals with Cally doesn’t mean he’s his equal. I won’t go as far to say that he’s Melky Cabrera to Cally’s Cano, but you get my point.

    And no, I don’t use any other names. I’m not Orr or anyone else. I’m just a guy who has been here since Josh was a young man and Sam was just starting this thing.

    And, finally, I agree wholeheartedly with Eddie — Kelly Kisio is and will always be The Captain. And the best #11 this team has ever seen. Okay, maybe that’s strong…

  56. Feds will not have an A. callahan c, staal a, Dubi/Richards/girardi (torts and the room love girardi)

  57. JimboWoodside on

    Dubi needs to put together a productive season. Then we can heap the accolades upon him.

  58. bull dog line on

    is that the first time Mama? I think I may have agreed with you once or twice.

  59. Feds is a utility guy, he’s not captain material. You want leaders with letters. U may be right about Dubi but its the coaches and players that decide. Personally I think Dubi would benefit.from wearing an a. Plus, Richards could be a good guess but I think it will take him at least a yr or two to be considered for an a or c.. and by then they’ll be locked in.

  60. Leetchhalloffame on

    Way to go on the signings uncle Glennie. I’ll take a day off from wanting you fired.

  61. if dubinksy didn’t hold out last season there would be no hate on him on here.
    truth

  62. Johnny, like, like. Looks aren’t that important to me.

    if I’m not mistaken, Sauer was pretty much a second-pair D as a rookie. So, if that’s as high as he goes, that’s still pretty good. I think he will ultimately be able to play on a first pair. Tough kid, too.

    Balej!

  63. JimboWoodside on

    Mr. Carp Sir – last evening Rod and I were discussing Jean Ratelle’s NYR career, and we both are surprised that he has not been more connected with the franchise as an “emeritus old-timer” like Rod Gilbert, and even Pete Stemkowski, who does some fill-in work as a radio color-man occasionally.

    Do you have any insight as to why Ratelle hasn’t had “a night” or a celebration of his past contributions to the franchise? I think that Emile Francis should be honored for his service, too…

    (but I’m an old byfuglien, so who cares!?)

  64. JimboWoodside on

    No hate on Dubinsky here from me, but I think that it’s time that he “steps up” and performs more consistently over a single season.

    I don’t really care about his holding out before last season – it’s a business, after all……

  65. Wicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    Manny
    Yes it was, sorry folks!

    OPG, well enough said with OPG!

  66. Jimbo, I believe I saw some stats posted by you, or one of those in the argument. I’m not disagreeing that he was a great Ranger. But he had 40 goals, what, twice? And topped 100 points once as a Ranger? And won zippo — granted, if he didn’t get injured that one year, maybe they win it all.

    Again, not disagreeing, just trying to find reasons why he’s not considered one of the all-timers, perhaps. He was such a classy and elegant player, with great skills, and he continued to be that after going to Boston.

    Plus his hair never moved, perfectly parted at all times.

  67. He did NOT, Jimbo. I may have kick some French Canadian assen to get it out of him. ;)

  68. Some incredible stats from ’71-72. Ratty was plus-61. And he scored 46 goals on 183 shots, better than 25 percent. Holy carcillo.

  69. JimboWoodside on

    I hear you, Carp – it was Rod who posted the stats, not me.

    Ratelle was the most respected Ranger (I think), of that era, which lasted a pretty long time.

    True, that team didn’t win any Cups, but they finished pretty high in the standings during that time period, and Jean was the “class” of the team during those years.

    Maybe he held a grudge for being traded away? You never heard any stories about him after he went to Boston?

  70. JimboWoodside on

    Whoa, Mickey!!! Easy now! Wicky is French-Canadian? ;-D

    Don’t start an international incident here – I know he was anxious to tell you about the place!

  71. JimboWoodside on

    I think he wanted to get you alone on Facebook so he could flirt with you and then spring the deli info on you! ;-D

  72. He’s such a tease with his suggestions though. A thorough talking to might make him give it up. Hmmm….

    Yeah, he’s French-Canadian. Can’t trust those Frenchies, ya know ;)

  73. How do you people remember these guys that played in the 70s? You’re only 26!

  74. JimboWoodside on

    I’m reincarnated, Mickey – my earlier incarnation *died* waiting for a Ranger Stanley Cup!!

  75. JimboWoodside on

    “Yeah, he’s French-Canadian. Can’t trust those Frenchies, ya know ;)”

    SEE? I’m telling you, he’s wooing you! Those Gallic guys are very romantic, y’see……

    There ya go, putting yourself down again! What’s with ya, girl!?

  76. JimboWoodside on

    OK, Carp – I didn’t think you were *that* old – but I thought that maybe you might have heard some scuttlebutt from the old-time guys on the press beat around the Rangers. Did you know John Halligan (RIP), for instance?

  77. Thanks Jimbo! Top o the world to you!

    actually used the 26 year old b-day joke during a job interview today (don’t ask, long story). Hey, you never know where you’ll get your material from…..Thanks Josh and Carp!

  78. Carp, his hair was perfect :) RIP Ratty and Warren Zevon….

    OK, I’d love to stay and play, but gotta run…TA! til tomorrow!

  79. Czechthemout!!! on

    Doodie-

    Sauer has a higher ceiling than #5-6 dman. Like Carp said, he already excelled as a rookie on a the second pair. Oh yeah, he played damn well too. Also played with a rookie ( McD) who has a very high ceiling. To me, he was the teams second best dman last year behind the somewhat overrated Marc Staal and the very overrated Dan Girardi.

    As for Gaby, he should be traded while they still can get good value for him. I don’t think he is the type of player who fits Tort’s system. In fact, I predict that the Rangers top line will be Dubi,Richards,Cally by the 5 th game of the season.

  80. JimboWoodside on

    “”Jimbo, I dont wanna upset Mrs Wicky, that is why I said it.””

    Aha!! I see – we don’t want to hear about the Wickster getting involved in any Anthony Weiner-type activities! (Just kidding, Wicky!! – don’t get mad at me!)

    Yes, my earlier lives were *miserable* – watching the NYR get beaten up by the Bruins, the Phlyers, even the Penguins, and just about any other team that wanted to take advantage of our guys – finally, in 1994, success…….

    Mama, that quote wasn’t directed at you – they boneheads were doing famous movie quotes earlier today, and that was my contribution, albeit a late one. But, having said that, Top of the World to *you*, Blogmama! :-)

  81. LOL Jimbo, I know :)

    here’s for you….www.youtube.com/watch?v=bytoID_SNnE

    They should have best TV show quotes…..

    the lack of TV quotes is making me thirsty!

    mama love…. catch up tomorrow…..last wicky :) TA!

  82. Oleo, you can bring up Sauer’s junior and minor league career but we all know what the guy is capable of at the NHL level. He proved it last year.

    I’d say his upside is terrific. Unless he gets injured, I don’t see how this guy doesn’t emerge our #2 d-man in the next few years.

    Did you guys know that all three of Sauer’s goals came when the game was tied and two were game winners. (courtesy: SNYRangersBlog)

  83. eddie eddie eddie on

    tri tip grilled…eggplant, zucchine, yellow squash, mushrooms, onions, garlic stir fried in olive’s oil….over mashed taters

  84. OK, if wicky comes by, tell him to just leave his suggestion here. I’m going out for dinner. Burger, fries and a chocolate shake from Steak N Shake sounds like the best thing right now.

  85. Carp: if you remember Balej, here’s some more Europansy Ranger names for you:

    Johan Lindbom, Johan Witehall, Vladimir Vorobiev, Jan Mertzig, Maxim Galanov, Maxim Balmochnyk.

  86. Mickey, I’ve seen it about 50 times….

    Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

  87. Oh, I could so go for a good chocolate shake now….

    and I’ve wicky’d enough to qualify for a laurel. byfuglien!

    fading to black….LGR!

  88. Here is the The Post article from when Dubi was a “holdout” in 2009. The article is from September 13th of that year.

    _The Post has learned that the Blueshirts on Friday increased their one-year offer from $522,500 to $700,000. Dubinsky, who earned $635,000 last year, including Entry Level bonuses, is seeking approximately twice that amount._

    Dubi would finally sign for 2 years $ 3.7 M.

    Now consider how quickly Sather gave Anisimov a contract that’s nearly identical to the one that ended Dubi’s “holdout”

    Artie got 2 years $3.75 M

    It’s pretty obvious that Sather was jerking Dubi around some. I’ve said it before, I think Sather has trying to light a fire under his aasen.
    I just think it’s ridiculous that anyone can hold that against Dubi.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/rangers/item_Sq8SJoXtwwoELvW8ClVkdN#ixzz1RZ1nSwlq

    I agree he can be more consistent but to call him unproductive when he was our leading scorer is just silly.

  89. ddeb, agreed: “I agree he can be more consistent but to call him unproductive when he was our leading scorer is just silly.”

    but why are you talking hockey? LOL!!!!

  90. iDoodie machetto on

    People are misunderstanding what I meant by saying sauer will be our third pairing defenseman. I’m saying our team will be stocked with better defensemen and he will be OUR third pairing defenseman, even if he would be good enough to be a second on most teams.

  91. Jimbo, I knew John Halligan very, very well. Such a good man, such a funny guy, such a wealth of Rangers history.

  92. JimboWoodside on

    Steak & Shake? We don’t have any of those establishments here in New York City, I don’t think…

    Hope you enjoy it, MickeyM!

  93. wicky(grating PIBG)© (HIT the mullet!!) on

    wholly crap! Between the bag lady and all her laurels and Jimbo and Mickey going all out after me, I can’t leave this place for a second!

  94. JimboWoodside on

    Thank you, Carp – yes, I never met Mr. Halligan, but he seemed to be such a nice fellow, and he knew everything about the Rangers – *everything*! RIP, John Halligan.

  95. JimboWoodside on

    Wicky, I was defending you!! But I’ve gotta warn you – you better give up the details on that St. Louis delicatessen, or Mickey is going to come and get you, and beat the info out of you! ;-D

  96. wicky(grating PIBG)© (HIT the mullet!!) on

    Steak and shakes are pretty good.

    WOW, so apparently FB is not private enough for my flirtations mickey, might need that cell phone # (lol). So the deli in question (the name evades me at this point, sorry) is on Tamm st. If you are on 40 heading towards the blues arena, take the Oakland street exit, then turn right on Tamm (I think there is a little bar there at the corner called Pat’s. Right across from Forest Park and the Zoo). You will take Tamm for several blocks and there is a little deli/store on the left (about the size of one of those St. louis houses). If you reach Manchester blvd, you went too far. As far as deli’s in the lou go, best one I had been to.

    I apologize for the delay of Gallic proportions!!

  97. wicky(grating PIBG)© (HIT the mullet!!) on

    jimbo
    Thanks for the support! Info released, bribery photos deleted, text messages and FB IMs erased!!

    Latona,
    Fine, I’m going back to work!!!

  98. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Mister deleware – great line about the inxs lead singer earlier btw…

  99. JimboWoodside on

    Hahaha!!!! Very good, Wicky! I hope that MickeyM comes back tonight so she can read your post – and if she doesn’t, I’ll save the text of it for her – I wouldn’t want her to come to your place of business and cause a scene – or any injuries to you!

    You’re very welcome! I tried to calm her down, but I *did* bring up the deli subject, so I can see why you were thinking that I was out to get you! :)

  100. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Mickey – I left st Louis, city of blues… In a storm I’d rather forget….

  101. My burger was yummy, their fries are to die for (thin and very crispy) and I went with the Mint Cookies and Cream shake. I’m stuffed to the gills and I don’t want to think about all the calories I just ate, but I don’t care, it was that good.

  102. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I made a nice apple, Italian sausage, bacon burger with a mayo,Dijon mustard, and honey spread….the other day…

  103. WICKY! I was only protecting your mrs. Don’t want her mad at me, that is why I declined the flirting ;)

    Tamm off Oakland, before Manchester. Got it, thanks so much!! You the man with the STL info.

  104. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Caber!!!! One – it’s just the rules re: the king’s English… And I don’t mean king Richards II…

  105. i remember Balej they got him from the canadiens in a trade.

    fed not for asst captain. he is on the team 1 year only. let the young guys handle it.

    cally, dubi, and staal.. homegrown hardworking from the system…

  106. JimboWoodside on

    Ms. Stuffed Mickey, I’m glad that you now have the delicatessen info – Bon Appetit! :)

  107. Wicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    Mickey
    Glad you got the info! Where do you live at again? Don’t worry, I won’t tell the mrs!

  108. Mister Delaware on

    So I left just before another mutha b’er from Poughkeepsie showed up (5:42)?

  109. Mister Delaware on

    Eddie … pet peeve, you didn’t say what kind of bread the burger was on.

  110. Ria(the silent bonehead) on

    Just someone ‘s idea of a joke to switch them up for a couple of innings Mickey don’t panic Gary & Ron will be back

  111. Ria(the silent bonehead) on

    Really wish they could do something with Hagan sp? he,so annoying to listen to

  112. Jeez, I watch the game and people talk to me…

    Jimbo, thanks! Good to have the info

    Wicky, West County :) and no, I never got to Blackthorn

    Ria, they are back! thanks goodness!

  113. eddie, I’ll eat just about anything. Except liver, or olives, or salmon, or raw onions.

  114. JimboWoodside on

    Mickey goes wild!!!

    I looked on Google Maps to see if I could find a delicatessen along the Wicky route plan, but I didn’t see anything – I wonder how long ago it was that Wicky visited the place he’s telling you about.

  115. Eh, it will be an adventure to see if it still exists. Don’t have anything else planned for the wekeend.

    Olives are too salty for me, and while I LOVE seafood, I do not like salmon or calamari.

  116. JimboWoodside on

    OK, Mickey – search around the area and see what you come up with – if you don’t find the place that Wicky was talking about, there may be some other places that you can try.

    BTW, pastrami & corned beef are not really low in salt, either! :-O

  117. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I have a nice simple beer batter for cod .. Scallops in a buttery chardonnay, and oysters grilled for starters…

  118. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Baked Orange ruffie with lemon,taragon, salt and pepper with jasmine rice and steamed asparagas with mayo/ mustard dip…

  119. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Jimbo – I can get any fish you want….that day’s catch …fresh as can be..

  120. Jimbo, thanks for the links!

    dang, I forgot about McAllisters. They make a good sandwich, but their salads and iced tea are SO good.

  121. …and liquior store across the street is closed already. Send me something sweet and strong by e-mail, will you..

  122. JimboWoodside on

    OK, Eddie – sounds great! That beer-batter, is that for a classic Irish-English fish & chips?

  123. JimboWoodside on

    You’re welcome, Mickey – one of those places (Kopperman’s, I think) says that they have Carnegie pastrami and corned beef from New York – Now, Carnegie isn’t Katz’s, but it’s pretty darned good, and in St. Louis, it may be the best that’s available, if they’re telling the truth!

  124. JimboWoodside on

    I like *strong* fish, or else why have it at all!? Salmon, mackerel, trout, sardines…..only thing is, it *must* be cooked! No sushi for Jimbo…..

  125. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Mahi mahi is very good baked or grilled…ahi and tuna as well…. And of course swordfish and shark.

  126. JimboWoodside on

    I go to a Chinese Market here in Woodside sometimes, and they have whole small sharks on sale there! I never saw a shark in a fish department before!

  127. Love swordfish.

    This is one of the things I dislike about being here, the dearth of good seafood.

  128. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Salmon is good with a teriyaki …trout baked with lemon minced onion and white wine sauce… Neither strong at all… Very mild in fact…

  129. JimboWoodside on

    *Good quality* corned beef is pretty decent – but I prefer pastrami, myself……

  130. JimboWoodside on

    Salmon is known as an oily fish, which for some people, denotes a strong flavor…..mackerel is another very oily fish, lots of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in those fish – tuna, too….

  131. JimboWoodside on

    Teriyaki is always good – I sometimes broil a salmon filet for me and my gf, brushed with a touch of premium oyster sauce before cooking……she loves it, and so do I…

  132. JimboWoodside on

    I know, Eddie – and since I’m an old byfuglien, I try to eat more fish now than I used to – especially the oily kind, which I like anyway!

  133. Calii, huh? That’s it, my next vacay is to CA. Have eddie cook for me, hit beach, visit my cousin in San Diego. Sounds like a good plan.

  134. JimboWoodside on

    WHOA!! Monterey! One of the most beautiful places in the country, I’m told – I’ve never been there, but I had a co-worker and a good friend whose parents lived in Monterey, and he showed me a lot of snapshots he took – what a beautiful place!

  135. JimboWoodside on

    Yes, Eddie – mackerel is quite strong – kind of like sardines, but much larger, of course…I think the species are related, actually

  136. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I lived in SD for 6 years… But the Monterey Area is beautiful….

  137. I’m making my generations-old family ham tomorrow. My mouth is watering at the thought of it. Best ham I’ve ever had, ever forever ever.

  138. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Jimbo – Brooklyn born lived there till 10..then upstate…. Family throughout the city…

  139. There’s nothing like a delicious old ham to make you feel good about yourself.

  140. Or the Rangers, after they go on their annual let’s-outshoot-the-opposition-40-to-15-and-lose-2-to-1-for-eight-games-in-a-row streak.

  141. JimboWoodside on

    Yo, Brooklyn!!! Born there, in Greenpernt! ;-)

    Latona, ham? You made a ham? From scratch?

  142. Nothing beats porks products, Latona.

    Would love to stay and chat some more folks, but I’m falling asleep. So, good night, gang!

  143. Night, Mickey!

    Jimbo,

    I wish I had made a ham from scratch! I by a spiral ham from the grocery store, pre-cooked, but I have a super secret family recipe. It’ll be cooking all day in the oven, with many precise steps to get just the right touches on it.

    My family is super protective with recipes. My mom’s macaroni salad recipe was simply the one on the back of the Hellmann’s mayonnaise jar, and she refused to tell my relatives for over thirty years!

  144. JimboWoodside on

    Goodnight, Eddie – keep landing those fish!

    Yeah, making a ham from scratch just isn’t done where you live, Latona – maybe a hundred years ago or more, when there were local farms, but not lately!

  145. Night, Edwina!

    If I were able to make a ham from scratch, Jimbo, that’d be awesome.

  146. JimboWoodside on

    I’ll bet it ends up being super-delicious, Latona! Enjoy it in good health!

  147. It hasn’t failed the family in I’d say 50 years, Jimbo. I will enjoy it in any health!

    Anything new and exciting in the wonderful world of Woodside?

  148. JimboWoodside on

    Well, it’s pretty labor-intensive – and no fun for the pig, either! ;-D

    You need a smokehouse, and lots of salt and *time*…..and a pig’s hind leg, too!

  149. JimboWoodside on

    Sounds great! No, nothing much is going on here in Woodside – no murders lately…..none that I’ve heard about or participated in, anyway!

  150. I would have an extremely hard time slaughtering the pig myself. I’d probably refuse. I once got into an argument with someone who compared drowning newborn puppies in a river to eating meat. I love animals, but that was just way too far. I, of course, did my duty as an American and shut him up.

    And that’s no fun! Find a local pagan or a communist or someone, and then you will have resolved the above issue!

  151. JimboWoodside on

    I’ve seen the ham-making process on TV, on the Food Channel and other shows….shows that also shows how they making prosciutto over in Italy, as well as down south here in the USA – lots of work, lots of steps, and worth every penny that it costs!

  152. JimboWoodside on

    Latona, if I could kill every pagan and communist I could get my hands on, it would be a full-time job here in New York City – there might not be enough people to run the city if that were possible!

  153. JimboWoodside on

    But slaughtering a pig or a cow, on the other hand – I don’t think I could bring myself to doing that…I certainly wouldn’t want to do it, unless I saw starving to death…

  154. You are a great human being. For that statement, I’m shooting your lunch point count up to 400, which is one less than Sally at 401. Second place!

  155. The communist one, Jimbo. I agree with you on the pig one, though. I would absolutely put an animal out of their misery if need be. I would hate for one to suffer.

  156. JimboWoodside on

    Hahaha!!! Well, thank you! My lunches usually aren’t up to the competition around here!

    I would put an animal that I couldn’t save out of it’s misery, but it would disturb me greatly. It would haunt me, I’m sure…

  157. Yeah, the only thing I would have going for me is the fact that I knew I did the right thing. Fortunately, my cats make friends with the neighborhood wildlife. I think I’ve discussed that here before.

  158. JimboWoodside on

    I love animals…I feed stray cats…..once, a cat had a litter of kittens on my porch, and one of them got a bad injury on it’s neck-back, with a whole piece of fur and skin ripped completely away from the rest of the little thing..something must have attacked it..

    I took it to the emergency animal hospital closeby, at around 3 am….they fixed it up, and I kept it in my bathroom for two weeks to administer medicine to it and keep its wonds clean.

    And I’m allergic to cats!

  159. JimboWoodside on

    I think I put you to sleep, Latona – sleep well, and enjoy that ham tomorrow!

  160. Carp. Re: Captain & Alternates Post, couldn’t agree with you more on having (5) lettered players. No way does Cally not become Captain as he’s emblematic of what leadership should be and certainly demonstrated that throughout last season. Your choice of Staal, Dubie, Giradi & Richards as alternates really make sense.

  161. CC, I’m positive Boyle won’t pull the same carp.

    And to answer your question from the previous thread, what I mean by “inconsistent” is what Carp mentioned. It’s not just aboot offense, it’s aboot his overall game.

    And who ever said he should be Captain because he fights must be joking. LOL!

    Anyway, I just wanted to say before I go to sleep, Artie is not ready for “prime time” and Erskine has a great shot!!

  162. Sorry guys for interupting your cooking show. Got so hungry had to go back downstairs and make a ham on rye. Goodnite Rachel

  163. You did put me to sleep, Jimbo. We’ll chat again soon – sorry about that!

    Hope you enjoyed, Loneranger.

    Night all.

  164. Holy crap this whole blog has become a cooking show. Feel like I’m listening to the freeken Food Channel

  165. wicky(grating PIBG)© (HIT the mullet!!) on

    ok, work is done for the night!

    it has honestly been 5 years since i was in that deli, so if it is gone my apologies!

    A west county princess, how appropriate!

    night assens!

  166. JimboWoodside on

    OK, Wicky – I hope it’s still there, for Mickey’s sake!

    Goodnight, all!

  167. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Just saw the movie The Deer Hunter, again. Caught on to the fact that Robert DeNiro did not really shoot and kill the deer, as it appears, the deer was temporarily incapacitated by a stun gun. I must be the one resident of Lewis County who does not run around killing deer and fishing out the river, in season. Did fish as a kid, but no more.

    The Deer Hunter has one of the most poignant endings of any movie ever made. When Robert DeNiro, after a lifetime of deer hunting, followed by a gruesome tour in Viet Nam, comes across his buck, but throws down his rifle instead of killing it. He had seen enough killing for 10 lifetimes and was finally sick of it, is the subtle message. Powerful film it is.

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