Happy Father’s Day!


That goes for the Rangers’ captain and new father, and also for the Rangers’ goalie and expectant father (and maybe Vezina and/or Hart Trophy winner?).

But mostly, it goes to all of you fathers out there, and to your fathers and their fathers.

So enjoy the day (final round of the U.S. Open, too) and call dad.

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  1. Happy Father’s Day, pimpsters!

    I’ll be treating myself to a platinum car wax and then taking my dad to Texas de Brazil.

  2. Morning peeps,

    Happy Fathers Day to all you daddy boneheads!

    Greatest father son tandem to play in the NHL, other then bobby and brett hull, is……….


  3. Eupemism in there, Miami?

    I vote J.P. and Zach in case Zach wakes up and checks the comments section of this blog.

  4. Happy Father’s Day to all those who are and those hoping to be. Miami has the right idea, every Dad deserves a good waxing today or a least a poor waxing (better than none at all). Enjoy!

  5. Per Djoos (stay thirsty my friends) on

    Happy Father’s Day to all!

    I’ve got Gordie and Mark Howe for father son combo, obviously…

    Let’s forget about Bobby and Eric Nystrom… Remains to be seen of Steve and Christian Thomas, or even Jan and Tim Erixon.

    Then you’ve got the Hextall’s (Bryan and Ron).

  6. Czechthemout!!! on


    Read it this morning. I don’t believe for a second that Hagelin will be moved. Torts loves him and he is a true weapon. Which brings me to what I originally said was going to happen. The Ranges best offer will be Dubi, AA, MdZ, and Thomas or a pick. That’s it. If it is not enough, Sather needs to move on to other opportunities.

    Looking forward to breakfast in bed this morning .

  7. happy fathers day to all. this is my second father day now and my wife asked what i wanted. unfortunately my answer couldnt be possible. i wanted a cup this year. still think every day about
    if this was our best chance. time will tell. enjoy the day.

    also i EXPECT lots of trades this week coming up. pay attention around the league should be interesting

  8. Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad’s and to those that might become one some day. I realized why this holiday bothers me so much. What? About 128 days left till go time? Ugh!! Gonna be a loooooooong summer. LETS GO RANGERS.

  9. Given the amount of teams that are ‘involved’ in the Nash sweepstakes, and what we are reportedly willing to offer, the only way he comes here is if HE wants to and is insistent that he come here.

    We can’t destroy our nucleus and start considering Hags, even MDZ (to me). AA and Dubi are painful enough, but they have bigger cap hits.

    Forget about McD (one of the top 5 defensemen if he doesn’t get hurt next year), or CK (only upside from here). Mentioning those two names any way but close to straight up is laughable. Comical. Funny.

  10. I am not finding it funny, in our poll to the right, that Tom Poti, one of the best trades ever by our GM, is equalled in votes, to ‘Half a bag of pucks and a left skate’.

    Our best defenseman ever. Period.

  11. Good morning, Carp!

    Happy fathers day to all you papas! Hope you have a great day!

    And happy 26th birthday again to Mr Wicky Waffles!

  12. Czechthemout!!! on

    If the after July 1st, the Rangers walk away with Rick Nash and Justin Schultz and lose AA,Dubi,MdZ, and a pick, they are a lot better team than the one that ended the season. I also believe that that would make them a Stanley Cup contender for at least the next three or four years.

  13. Boo-K

    Emile “The Cat” and Bobby Francis. Not much to talk about as players, but coaching-wise won over 550 games between them.

  14. Can someone explain to me why MDZ is viewed as expendable? Because he had a few bad games after his grandmother died?

  15. Walter and Wayne Gretzky is still the best father-son tandem in sports history, even if Walter never played.

    Good morning, Sally!

    Happy 26th, Wickster! The game isn’t over until somebody cries.

  16. Happy Father’s Day to all you boneheads!!!! Calli & future Dad, Henrik!!! How long til training camp?

  17. 10,000 Maniacs show last night was awesome, if any of youse on here are fans. Was very hesitant about getting the tickets since my favorite voice of all time in Natalie Merchant isn’t with the band anymore, but Mary Ramsey is as close to her sound as you can get, and she killed it on the viola. Great show.

  18. Did you count the maniacs yourself, Latona? Just to, you know, be sure you were getting your money’s worth.

  19. Good idea. Then you know it’s accurate. Though he’d probably run a full analysis on the numbers.

    ps, the guy I’d really like to see win it … though I don’t think his putter could hold up today … is Ernie Els. I covered him a lot when he was dominating the Buick Classic at Westchester CC.

    Have you seen this Europansy Nicolas Colsaerts and how far he hits it?

  20. Ernie came out of nowhere yesterday to post that 68. He’ll be there at the end if he can replicate his 3rd round…

    LOL! How about the 17 year old? Bo Hossler….the senior in High School only four shots back going into the Final round of the US Open….incredible…

  21. Johnny LaRue on

    Oh, you think you’re better than me Carp? I used to work out with Charles Atlas in the ’50’s.

  22. Beau Hossler – Can he pull off the biggest upset since the Miracle on Ice?? Only 4 back on Sunday – what a story. Anyone know the biggest come back to victory on Sunday at the US Open??

  23. 1850s, Johnny?

    Beau Hossler’s amazing. So calm.

    The thing with Ernie is that his round wouldn’t have been so great without the chip-in for eagle. That’s what he needs … to keep his putter in the bag. Doubt he can do that again.

  24. Papa, there’ve been a lot … I know Janssen was five back when he won on the same course. I think Palmer was up by seven or something when he lost at Olympic, too.

  25. Arnold Palmer my all-time favorite was down 7 in the final round and came back to win the Open at Cherry Hills in 1960.

  26. Wrong Jansen.

    Here, from the USGA:

    Best Comeback by Winner, Final Round

    7 strokes — “-Arnold Palmer (72-71-72-65), Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1960
    6 strokes — Johnny Miller (71-69-76-63), Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973
    5 strokes — Johnny Farrell (77-74-71-72), Olympia Fields (Ill.) C.C., 1928
    5 strokes — Byron Nelson (72-73-71-68), Philadephia C.C., West Conshohocken, Pa., 1939
    5 strokes — Lee Janzen (73-66-73-68), The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1998

  27. I only know that because my father ( bless his soul) was a Arnold Palmer fanatic!

  28. Johnny Miller’s 63 was incredible. That guy should have been one of the all time greats.

  29. Talk about all-time greats, look up Casper’s resume’. I think he won like 50 times with three majors at least.

  30. Actually, it was 51 wins, three majors … including the ’59 Open at Winged Foot when he laid up all four rounds on the par-3 10th, I believe, because nobody could hold that green. He left his tee shot short, chipped up and made four pars, I think.

  31. My mistake. It was the long third hole, a par-3, on which Casper laid up all four days and made four pars. In fact, he had 31 one-putt greens out of 72 holes, which is remarkable.

  32. JimboWoodside on

    Happy Father’s Day, all you daddies out there!

    Golf..soccer…can tiddlywinks be far behind!? I miss hockey!!

  33. iWicky "Rupp Yours!!!" on

    Happy fathers day all!!

    Thanks ILB, Sally, carp, and cccp!! You guys rock!

    And…..back to work!

  34. JimboWoodside on

    Thank you, Sally! I’m totally “out of the loop” when it comes to things like this – that’s what happens when you get OLD!!!

    So, maybe “POGS Talk” on RR next? Oh, dear….

  35. Pogs is the only game that Brad Richards didn’t tweet about during the Stanley Cup Final in which he was not competing.

  36. iWicky "Rupp Yours!!!" on

    Thanks nyr and Jimbo!

    I think the deal Czech said is a good one, AA, dubi, mdz, and Thomas, you have to squeeze the trigger on that one.

    I just realized how much I must like this team, I can’t throw out a single name of a player on this roster as trade fodder and not think I wouldn’t actually miss them.

  37. Paul in sunrise on

    I like MDZ but think he is slow. Or too slower. Or slower that McD Girardi and Staal barely Stralman. Felt he was routinely beat to pucks chipped behind him and a few closer than necessary icings. But cannot argue with the snarl he added and he is maturing both physically and mentally as the year went on. Thought he was real good in playoffs. Gets a pass on last few games from me. But…. If he needs to be added to get Nash I aint crying.

  38. JimboWoodside on

    I’d hate to give up on MDZ…he’s just a kid, and he has a lot of upside potential – I fear that we give him up and he becomes a real star for another team, and we kick ourselves in the aasen for years and years to come..

    I know nothing about Thomas, so it’s hard to make a judgment on him – Dubi might still blossom, too. Artie baffles me – lots of potential, but he’s not taken “the next step” when given the opportunity.

  39. Paul in sunrise on

    Played golf with my dad today. Thankful for every day and fathers day. He is beating pancreatic cancers assen right now. Fathers day golf tradition lived on. Go dads today.

    Saw McDowell interview. Asked what he would “be” if not a pro golfer. Response: “broke”. Awesome

  40. Paul in sunrise on

    I just don’t see trading MDZ and him turning into Zubov. But I would like to keep all the kids. But you have to give to get and Nash is a big piece.

  41. JimboWoodside on

    I know, Paul – Columbus isn’t gonna take “junk” for Nash – personally, I think that a few other teams may make the deal with the Jackets before Glen convinces them to take our offer.

    Good for your dad, Paul! He must be tough – that’s quite a battle he’s fighting!

  42. JimboWoodside on

    I think Nash *wants* to come here – and he has a “no-move” clause, so that may work in our favor, but if he sees that we’re not offering something worthwhile for him, it may insult him enough to agree to go somewhere else.

  43. Paul in sunrise on

    Thx JW

    The trade chips will fall as they may. I don’t think slats gets shut out again (got nothing at deadline). I think there will be something. But maybe something under the radar or surprising.

  44. JimboWoodside on

    I hope so, Paul – we need to make a few moves – *desperately* need more scoring, especially since Gabby is gonna be out for awhile, and who knows how he performs once given the OK to play. Lots of “ifs” in the future for his production.

  45. Hockey’s future on Justin Shultz:

    “He has shown a strong commitment to improving his defensive game and strength, although he will never be a physical force.
    Schultz faces all the challenges a thinner defenseman faces trying to make the leap to the NHL.”

    Not sure why we would be so high on this guy when we have MDZ and Erixon in the system. MDZ may not be a physical “force” but he’s scrappy and can get under the opponents’ skin. Shultz may turn out to be world class or he may be a defensive version of AA.

    The verdict is still out on Thomas. He may not be an NHL player.

    I would rather another team pick up Nash than the Rangers pay too much. Dubi, AA, Thomas and a 1st should be plenty. Maybe add Erixon. If that doesn’t fly, let him go. CBJ need to take some risk, because Nash has never had a Malkin or Ovi type season and Chris Kreider has more playoff experience and goals than Nash. Not to mention Nash’s contract.

  46. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    Good afternoon all! Happy father’s day to all the dad’s out there, and the soon-to-be-ones…yes ilb that means you!!!!

    And happy day to the father of us all, Carp the blogfather!!!

    And happy 26th birthday to the wickster who is also celebrating dad’s day with more again!!!

    Is Nash free yet? Parise? Anyone? Buehler?

  47. Carp-=watching Ernie Els putt is like getting root canal. Poor guy. He really hits it great everywhere else.

  48. Happy Father’s Day to all the Bonehead Dads!!

    I’m blessed to have a great Dad, despite everything he’s been through- diabetic, bladder cancer, quadruple bypass heart surgery and cataracs. He’s facing another surgery in a few weeks to unlock a carotid artery in his next and I know I’ll come out of that with flying colors. He’s a fighter and the best Dad any daughter could ask for.

  49. Paul in sunrise on

    Since we’ve already signed parise can we trade him to Columbus for Nash?

  50. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    while listening to a tribute band outside my window…..Earth Wind and Fire…..help me

  51. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    Many many moons ago, Sam Weinman turned me on to Furyk…..come on buddy! I lost money on you once…just win for me now!

  52. carp

    finish should be intersting i like mcdowell to pull this out. seems calm under pressure

  53. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    At the Open Carp….seems overcast….I hate west coast games…..go Jimmy!

    fyi, he happens to live near my dad…..:) they love the Jimmy in Ponte Vedra!!!

  54. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    fyi, Els and Snead, most common golf names in NYT crossword puzzles….Prust saying.

  55. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    For all the money NBC pays to broadcast sports….more then most third world countries GNPs….and close the national debt…why do all their announcers sound like carcillo!???????

  56. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    Sigh. This is why I like my break after hockey season….so my heart doesn’t get broken, again…dang it Jimmy…..

  57. JimboWoodside on

    Hi, Mickster – Golf seems to be pretty popular here on RR – from the world’s fastest sport, to the world’s slowest – quite a dichotomy….

  58. yeah i’m late

    to all the dads of humans
    and all the dads of their beloved
    furry sons and daughters!!!

  59. If we had an eight foot metal robot who hung around the net and gave us 120 goals a year, NY fans would be delighted and Torts only job would be to keep him from being severely dented and out four games every three weeks for repairs. Who needs 8 million dollar a year human posers?

  60. Hey Jimbo. I noticed that, it’s an interesting dichotomy for sure.

    Anyways, off to bed since there is work tomorrow.

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