Sorry for that snafu today. … don’t know why I’m apologizing since I have no idea what happened or how or why, but I do feel badly. I sure hope that nothing like this happens tomorrow during the swap meet that begins at 12 noon. For those who bailed out,... Read More →
I’m back, back in a New York groove. Spent the last week with the Europansies in a beautiful little country called Ireland. If you’ve never been—and I hadn’t—put it on your list. Now, what did I miss? I see that Martin Biron re-signed for two more years. Good for him…. Read More →
Just in time for all the hullabaloo leading into Sunday’s free agency nuthouse. I still think, unless he’s re-signed with the Devils since I wrote this, that Zach Parise is going to be in play for the Rangers. See youse at some point tonight, and then for sure tomorrow and… Read More →
OK, I promise I’ll be back sometime by Friday evening. Cross my heart. Is J.P. Parise’s kid re-signed by the Devils yet?
I thought maybe we could skip one day without a blank canvas. But, what the heck. You guys might be going nutso by now with the free-agency rumors and speculation. So here. …
I know, this is dull. But at least we don’t shut down completely like the other blogs. See youse in a few days.
Just so youse don’t get worried, I will definitely be back in the chair at blog HQ by the weekend and free agency. Until then, it’s all yours.
Here’s your blank canvas for today’s conversation. Wish I had more time to be here. Back soon.
Here’s your blank canvas. Go to it. Hope there are some trades and things for you to discuss. And please try to remember that these kids selected today aren’t going to be in the lineup, or on your make-believe line combos, for a few years.
It looks like I’m not going to be available to do much blogging the next few days or so … so we’re going to have to count on the twitter widget—————> and your usual discussions to carry the blog through the draft and beyond. I’ll be checking in on the… Read More →
The schedules are out: The 2012-13 NHL schedule. Here is the Rangers’ schedule, via the team’s web site. Ya boys open in L.A. with the ring ceremony and the raising of the Stanley Cup banner, etc., I assume. ******************************************* Official announcement from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS 2012-13 REGULAR SEASON… Read More →
The last person in all of the NHL I ever would have expected to drop an F-bomb on national (international, really) television was Henrik Lundqvist. I thought it was funny, because Hank looked legitimately nervous and excited when he let it fly. Too bad, though, that people (like me) will… Read More →
The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Versus, er, OLN, er, NBCSports. Live from Vegas, the money grab of all money grabs … unless somebody in the NHL marketing department thinks there’s an Original Six team out there somewhere. Whyzerman? Well, at least they didn’t hire Drake this time,... Read More →
OK, let’s have a little contest. Pick your winner for each of the NHL awards to be presented tonight. I can’t promise any prizes, but I might be able to scare up something. Remember, the voting was done the day after the regular season ended. Playoffs have no bearing. Also… Read More →
This shows you that the governors were in a hurry to get to the golf courses, casinos, etc. From the NHL and NHL.com: LAS VEGAS—The National Hockey League’s Board of Governors, at its annual June meeting, today approved changes to two rules. Rule 67 – Handling Puck implements a minor… Read More →
Courtesy of the NHL: HENRIK LUNDQVIST Q. What would make you happy tomorrow? HENRIK LUNDQVIST: Winning the Vezina has been a goal for a long time, so it would mean a lot. Just being here, it’s a good feeling. Q. Would it help… Read More →
I don’t put a lot of stock in mock drafts because so much can happen and one team doing the unexpected, or one trade, can upset the whole applecart. Plus it’s a whole lot of guessing. Still, they make for some fun reading, I guess. Here are a couple: One,... Read More →
So, after a few hours of work, then a few hours of yard work, I settled into my chair to watch golf. God, I love the U.S. Open. Then I finally opened the Sunday papers (yes, kids, those are actually made of paper, and you turn the pages to read… Read More →
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… Read More →
No hockey, beautiful weather, and a June weekend. And I’m pretty busy with the “other job” and, when I can, watching some of the national championship of golf. So I’ve got nothing, and well, I guess I’d better get used to saying that, and you’d better get used to reading… Read More →