Breaking news … well, it’s something


Kevin Allen at USA Today is reporting that Rangers’ draft pick JT Miller has changed his mind,  and will play for Plymouth (OHL) instead of college at North Dakota. That could speed up his road to the NHL, IMO.

And Steve Zipay at Newsday is reporting that Andreas Thuresson, acquired from Nashville for Brodie Dupont, has signed a one-year deal.

That’s it, other than Roger Clemens worming his way off the hook as a judge declared a mistrial in his perjury trial.

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  1. Such bullcarcillo about Clemens. His defense wasn’t even “I’m innocent” it was “they shouldn’t have been asking those questions.”

  2. gregm_section403 on

    I wonder how many autographs Clemens needed to sign for the judge’s kids in order to get the mistrial declared.

  3. That’s our justice system now. If you know you can’t prove innocence, pay as many lawyers as you can to find some technical loophole to get you off. Disgusting.

  4. re Pashnin, this is from his 2011 20-in-20 page:
    Pashnin had in fact signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow and could not enter the pros in North America until the 2011-12 season.

  5. Doodie Machetto on

    Ehhh. I read the reports. Seems kinda clear to me. Really, the prosecution blew it. Mistrial during jury selection? The defense didn’t even have to do anything.

  6. And This One Will Last A Lifetime on

    I refuse to get excited about our young future stars…have you ever seen the points that Christian Dube and Pavel Brendl put up in juniors ? (but dam, I hope JT Miller is as good as everyone once thought he would be)

  7. Just sent an email to Hagelin and Thomas to respectfully not report to camp and to check this blog to see where they will be assigned. Just wondering if there is anyone else I should include while I’m at it.
    I sent a similar email to Stepan last summer but apparently he had changed his email address and never got it, sorry about that.

  8. I hope that Glen is able to get it done to hammer out new contracts for Cally, Boyle and Dubi…
    Its not going to be easy…6,667 for Richards will probably get a lot of money in the payroll and those other three won´t play for nothing…

  9. As an attorney, I have to say that there was nothing “disgusting” really done by Clemens or his attorneys here. This was a simple case of a prosecutorial epic fail, where it seems the prosecution needlessly disobeyed the judge’s orders not to use clearly inadmissible evidence during the trial.

    Even with the mistrial, I have a hard time believing it won’t be re-tried after that hearing in September.


    Is it October yet?!

  10. No problem, NYR_FAN – I’ll hack the ‘Vogue’ twitter account and tweet him

  11. Doodie Machetto on

    Noah, I feel exactly the same way. But it’s easier to blame lawyers because we are always the villains.

  12. Doodie Machetto on

    “I sent a similar email to Stepan last summer but apparently he had changed his email address and never got it, sorry about that.”

    I thought Stepan had a good shot at making the team, actually. Especially when Drury got hurt.

  13. Doodie Machetto on

    ddebened, also, training camp is much more important for young players than just seeing who will make the team. So even though those guys are very long shots (in Thomas’ case, I’d say almost no shot), it will be good for them to get to compete against actual NHL players, as well as allow the coaching staff to review what they have and give them things to work on during the year in order to come back stronger in the next camp.

  14. Noah, I just meant in general it’s a disgusting pattern. The evidence all points toward guilt, but something else gets the defendant off. we’ve seen it over and over again, since OJ. … and I know, the “reasonable doubt” stuff.

  15. Well, as far as what the players might need to work on, I figured we could just let them know. I can email them directly, although it might be better to have the coaches read them our evaluations.
    Let me think about it.

  16. Doodie Machetto on

    I don’t think we can tell them what the coaches think. Only what we think.

  17. Training camp is going to be a different beast this year – and probably the next couple of years with the Garden’s renovations forcing the Rangers to hit the road for a month.

    With the team playing just three games on this side of the pond before heading to Europe, things get very compact in terms of getting a good look at young players. It would not surprise me to see the Rangers leave most of the kids home and look to set the roster/lineup as soon as possible and hope that helps get them through the first month on the road.

    In the end it could be a good thing because it will give the players a chance to jell. After all, last year the Kings used a 10-game road trip (6-1-3) to turn around their season.

  18. Oh Clemens is an awful human being, no disagreement here. I think the disgust has more to do with the country’s justice system itself, but I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

  19. It hadn’t occurred to me that it might be important to see what these guys can do against NHL players before determining their fate. Good point.

  20. Doodie Machetto on

    Even then, I wouldn’t blame the justice system. The judge is trying to prevent bias and hearsay. Blame the prosecution for just being retarded and completely disobeying the judge’s orders.

  21. Dantherangerfan on

    whats with the bust stuff. The hockey world is killing this kid for picking to play in the ohl. I think it can only help his development.

  22. The interview is on youtube, but it’s cut short, so you don’t hear the “flavah” part.

    Some of his other favorite things, Skittles, because he “likes to taste the rainbow”, his words, not mine. Also, lucky charms, and The Office.

    And his biggest fear is heights, so I guess he tries to look down as little as possible.

  23. boyles a beast. hes good locker room guy, much improved player and seems like he really wants to keep improving and i just think if he learns how to fight this year, hes gonna help this team s much. yea, some of his goals were weak, and he faded as teh season went on, but hes a big part of why we made the playoffs, scoring 21 goals was like 2ndor 3rd best i think. 1 below gabby? its also great that he stepped up. hope he does even better this year. not expecting more offense, just more fightin, hitting, and nastiness in general.

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