Monthly Archives: July, 2011

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264 Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day to all! Have a fun and safe holiday. First of all, does anybody know what the heck is up with some of these supposed top teams. I mean, what is Philadelphia doing? And now, what is San Jose thinking with this latest trade, Dany Heatley for Martin…

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442 Free agency weekend in review

1) This is mostly about Brad Richards, and though I had a whole bunch of reservations about the contract, and still do, and though I had a whole boatload of concerns about his melon, and still do, there isn’t even a hint of a question that the Rangers are much,…

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59 It’s official: Brad Richards a Ranger

A conference call is scheduled for 4 p.m. We will live blog the call with Brad Richards, John Tortorella and Glen Sather. I imagine Richards will go back to No. 19, though he might have to pay off his former Tampa Bay teammate Ruslan Fedotenko to get it. That leaves…

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158 Brad Richards Sweepstakes: Day 2

B. Rich is going to make his decision today. Or at least that’s what he told TSN as he emerged from his agent’s office last night. And you’d have to imagine he had already made the decision last night but wanted to make sure and sleep on it … or…

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207 No Richards decision tonight (updated)

The Rangers, Calgary Flames and all the other teams involved were told before 10:30 p.m. tonight that Brad Richards will not be making “The Decision” tonight. You know what? If Richards really, really wanted to be a Ranger, he could have made that decision today, tonight. This tells me he…

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1049 It’s Go Time! (free agency edition)

If James Wisniewski, the little former Islanders’ obscene gesturer, can get $33 million for six years from small-market Columbus: A) It’s going to be an expensive day on the market place for GMs and owners all over North America today; and … B) How in Holy Hell is Gary Bettman…

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252 July 1: Get the checkbooks out!

The festivities begin at noon. The read I’m getting is that the Rangers are going hard for Brad Richards, but they expect several teams to be involved — maybe even a surprise team or two — and if they whiff on him, they won’t go for another big-ticket guy. They…