Rick Nash interview

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As I said, had tech difficulties with my piece of garbage Mac laptop.

So I’m posting this as I type it. OK? No? Too bad.

Rick Nash:

“I don’t think it’s all digested just yet. It’s been a bit crazy with everything happening and me coming down here (from Toronto). But I’m excited. I’m excited to meet all the staff here and all the people and get to know some of the players and just kind of look forward to training camp.”

“I think the main thing was looking at the team and looking at what they’ve done over the last couple of years. It’s something I’d love to be part of and I’d love to try to help them out. I think the big market is just a bonus that comes along with it. I said earlier that growing up in and around Toronto, this is kind of what I’m used to for hockey and it was a bit of a change playing in Columbus. After being there for 9-10 years, I think I’m looking forward to seeing all of this.”

The pressure?

“I think I’ll embrace it great. I think in 2010 I had the most pressure on me ever, being in the Olympics in our home country and I feel like hockey is truly a passion here and they expect the same, of a championship caliber team. And I think they’ve done everything they can as an organization to put that together. I think pressure’s a great thing if you use it in the right way.”

Disappointed that it never worked out that way in Columbus?

“Yeah, I definitely would have hoped to win there a lot more and play than four playoff games in a nine-year career. But the reality is it didn’t happen and the plan didn’t pan out that I wanted it to. I think I look at the positive and for me to end up in New York, one of the most historic organizations, and I think every kid dreams of playing for that Original Six and that big-time city. I don’t think there’s a better place than here for me.”

On requesting to be traded:

“Yeah, I went in about halfway through the season and when we did our long-term deal he told me his plan. Then it just didn’t seem to be working. And I went in just before the deadline and asked him what his plan was and I heard from their staff that it was a rebuild. There was another rebuild in place, and I told them there’s no better place to start the rebuild than getting some assets for me. And he said, ‘If that’s what you think, that’s what we’ll do.’ And that’s how it all came down.”

I asked him if he was disappointed that it didn’t happen at the deadline in February:

“Yeah, for sure. I was disappointed. But I was the captain of an NHL hockey team and I was a professional and I think the biggest thing was the players and the fans and my teammates respected my decision and stood behind me and we finished the season off pretty well.”

Was the process frustrating?

“I don’t think so. You look at huge deals and sometimes they get done in a day and sometimes it takes months. So this is, I think it’s a pretty big trade for both organizations and it had to get done right. I respect that.”

Concerned about it dragging:

“I always wanted it to get done but I wanted to get it done in the right way and I wanted to play somewhere where I wanted to be, and this was my No. 1 priority, was to be here. I’m just happy it worked out and if I had to wait all summer to be here, then I would have.”

On having the no-trade clause and concern over going to a team that might become significantly weaker by trading for him:

“I just think I put my time in and got the contract that I did and I felt like I wanted to go to a team that could compete for a great record and to be one of the best teams in the league and that’s the situation I wanted to put myself in.”

Was he asked to add teams to the list?

“Most of the stuff was done through my agent, so you’d have to ask Scott (Howson) or one of them to comment on that.”

I asked him why he felt he was a good fit with this team and the way it plays:

“Yeah, I think it’s a big fast team with some of the wingers, guys like Rupp and Boyle. They can kind of do it all and play fast and I think I kind of fit in to that. It’s going to be fun playing in the East as well, I think, with all the rivalries and the close games. But like I’ve said before, any role they’ll ask me to play and want me to play, I’ll try to do my best at that.”

On the CBA talks:

“Someone asked me that last night, and I was just like, ‘Won’t you guys just let me take in this trade? I can’t think of that too.’ (he laughed). You know what, it’s a tough way to be in right now, but all my focus right now is here and on this trade and I’m sure in the next few weeks I’ll start thinking about that a lot more because it is a serious and tough situation.”

On what guys have reached out to him:

“A lot of the guys have. Lundqvist has, and Callahan and Staal, and obviously I’ve known Richie (Richards) for a while. So everyone’s been so helpful from a players’ standpoint, but even more so from the staff. From everything I’ve seen it’s a first-class organization and I’m amazed by it. It’s been really good so far.”

On where he’ll live:

“I just flew in this morning and I never really spent much time in the city, so I’m going to talk to a lot of the guys and figure out what they think the best setup is and go from there.”

Has he talked to Vinny Prospal about playing for John Tortorella?:

“Yeah, I have actually. Vinny just texted me about an hour ago and I talked to him before that when we were in Columbus training together. And he loved it here. He said it was one of the best parts of his career, was playing here. And he loves Torts. From my understanding he’s very demanding and a tough guy to play for and he really preaches hard work. That’s what you expect from a coach. That’s what you want.”

On how often he’s heard about the first days of a Tortorella training camp (no pucks, just brutal conditioning):

“Yeah, I’ve heard that a couple of times now, so I’ll definitely be practicing that. But I think it’s important. Each coach and every team kind of has their own little thing for training camp and I think this is great. I think guys gotta be in top shape if they want to play at the top level and be the best.”

Has he spoken to Tortorella?

“I have. He called me right after when the deal went down … I thought it was great. He seemed really intense but he seemed really helpful. He told me if I need anything or had any questions to make sure I call him — an open-door policy. So it was pretty impressive.”

Prefer right wing or left wing:

“I like both for different reasons. Left, I like coming out of my own end with my stick protecting me, and right, I like having my stick in the middle to shoot and protect the puck. So, I think over my career I’ve been bounced back and forth so many times that it really doesn’t matter.”

On having the opportunity to play with a top center like Richards:

“It’s exciting. Obviously over the years in Columbus we’ve tried different combinations and sometimes it worked. There were some good seasons in there personally and a couple good ones where we almost been pretty close to making the playoffs. But this is a world-class team and (there are some) top centermen on any team in the league, so it’s exciting.”

On playing with Richards and Gaborik:

“It’s very exciting. It will be fun to get into training camp and see what combination Torts goes with. But, when I looked at the roster, it’s amazing. You could fit anyone in at any spot and it’ll be fun to play with them.”

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  1. 4generations 4 cups on

    This guy had enough of the BS. He wants to win games, make the horn go off a million times and sound the sirens on Parade day.

    We got a winner.

  2. Sioux-per-man on

    Nash is a class act. He is here to WIN!!!

    Now watch him WILL this team to win. Wait and see, when we need a goal late in the 3rd period, Nash-Richards-Gaborik will be on the ice. Game over!!!

  3. Leetchhalloffame on

    Great to hear that Nash is just as excited to be here as the team and fans are to have him. Can’t wait for the season to start.

  4. _He seemed really intense but he seemed really helpful._

    “So, have you started packing yet?”

    “Not yet, Coach, just got the call fifteen min …”

    “YOU HAVEN’T STARTED (expletive)ING PACKING? NASHIE, WHY THE (expletive) HAVEN’T YOU STARTED TO (expletive)ING PACK? WHAT THE (expletive) WERE YOU WAITING FOR, NASHIE, A WRITTEN (expletive)ING INVITATION FROM THE NATIONAL (expletive)ING PACKERS SOCIETY? HANG UP THE (expletive)ING PHONE AND START TO (expletive)ING PACK! … Oh, hey, if you need boxes, I have some extras laying around.”

  5. Hey, Doodie, I mean Puck, I’ve been reading your blog, like you requested, but there haven’t been any posts lately, so I’m losing interest! What’s up with that?

  6. Nasher? Is it going to be Nashie or Nasher? I’m second guessing already. Its going to be Nasher.

  7. Sioux-per-man on

    What line will Torts have him on…….. all of them……. in time. LOL

    Shuffle up and deal. It will change many times before the year is over. Something tells me we will have to very strong lines, with a young – fast – 3rd line that will be fun to watch.

    How many days until camp?????

  8. GregM_section403 on

    Nice job Carp!

    Your transcribing skills are almost as fast as Kreider’s skating ability…almost.

  9. Latona, I’m going to put up a quick thing tonight, but basically work is really crazy right now and I’m packing up my apartment to move on August 4, so I have no time to write up posts. On average, each post takes me about 5 hours of work, between research, writing, editing, and linking. I just haven’t had more than 30 or 40 minutes to myself since last Tuesday. I made an exception for Nash trade day, and 5 or 10 minute spells here every couple of hours.

  10. Wicky© RUPP SMASH!!! on

    I think with his answers, Nash seems to be the anti-jagr, which is a great thing!!!

  11. Not trying to get on your back, Puck, just found it pretty interesting and wanted to see more. Hope you get some free time in the coming days,

  12. Maybe you split Nash and Gaborik up on even strength, but them and Richards on the power play is a lot for any team to deal with. He has to make the power play better, right? Right?…

  13. That was such a typical hockey interview. I really think they should just have templates with answers to these questions and just switch the players names around. It’s all the same. Not that it’s a bad thing, I just find it funny. Hockey players have so much personality off camera, but in front of a mic they are the most boring athletes out there.

  14. i read it Wick.
    Artie — potential, inconsistent, frustrating. maybe he’ll get it altogether in cowtown.
    Dubi — yeah, we’ll miss his versatility but as the saying goes you’ve got give to get
    and if he didn’t have such an atrocious season on the scoresheet i don’t think he would have been considered part of a package nor would there have been any need for acquiring Nash.

    as it is some players are going to have step it up. heard Nash can play pk and with his scoring potential it should change how opposing teams play against us as well.
    also,
    here’s to hoping the Hags and Step improve. maybe Halpern will give some lessons on winning faceoffs. and here’s to hoping that 1 or 2 prospects make their way on to the nhl squad.

  15. “I think with his answers, Nash seems to be the anti-jagr, which is a great thing!!!”

    He sure does make a lot of jagr, huh, wick?

  16. Sioux-per-man on

    It’s a Cup race!!!

    I agree Manny it is beyond cool, to be a Ranger fan. All the Hype and Hope on can imagine!

  17. Manny, that wasn’t directed at you. I was just *copying* Latona and sharing his obsession with quoting StarFox from Nintendo 64…

  18. The Doctor @ 2:37PM is freaking classic. That’s a really great animation of that quote.

  19. rick nash saying all the right things. man can we just get doan and drop the puck. anyone want tickets now?

  20. bull dog line on

    reading between the lines. it sure seems as if Nash wanted the Rangers first, and everybody else second.

  21. The problem, Carp, is not with the Questions but with the answers. Nash should have responded, *Wellman* for any and all questions.

    Though, I would like to know if he tried the prime rib sandwich yet.

  22. He sure did, bull dog. When I asked him if he was disappointed that the trade didn’t go through at the deadline you could tell that he was expecting to be a Ranger by the end of that day, and wished he was.

    Though “Wellman” would have been a more appropriate answer. Maybe “Delisle” will be the answer this year.

  23. Rick Nash played a total of 75 minutes in SH TOI in the last 2 seasons. So I don’t know why people assume he’s going to play the PK.

  24. Nasher has to watch it with the sandwiches…that certainly won’t help ease the burden of “conditioning” for Torts’ camp…

    “I don’t even know who the guy is. I haven’t talked to Rammer yet. I don’t like his conditioning. It’s a process to get where we want to be as a hockey club.”

  25. There are no brilliant questions in hockey. But the same old pap for the past 75 years leaves room for improvement. How about, “what are the weaknesses you work on,” for starters. Or, “what kind of numbers can the fans expect from you?”

  26. Delisle is young and 6’6″. If he’s able to make the AHL roster maybe the Whale coaching staff can turn him into another trade “trough-in” steal like Prust?

  27. _When I asked him if he was disappointed that the trade didn’t go through at the deadline you could tell that he was expecting to be a Ranger by the end of that day_

    He’ll learn not to believe everything Rod posts soon enough.

  28. By the way, if I asked your questions, these would be the answers:

    “I can improve on everything. You’re never done improving as an athlete.You want to get better every day.”

    and

    “I don’t set statistical goals. I just go out and work as hard as I can every night and try to contribute to the team winning. If we win and I don’t score I’m happier than if I score three and we lose. I’ll judge my season on wins.”

    how’s that for pap?

  29. I think the thing you guys should be happiest about, other than you now have another legit first-line player, is that he really wanted to be here. He didn’t come here for money. He was going to get the same money no matter where he went. He wanted to be here.

  30. Questions for Nash:

    Why isn’t Willie Mitchell a Ranger?

    Where is Kaspar?

    Why doesn’t Torts have two assistants behind the bench?

    Is Lundqvist *elite* ?

    Should belly putters be banned?

    What is worst internet blog?

  31. You should have asked him if he thinks Messier is cool or super cool. I bet he’d know enough to say super cool.

  32. also, LW, “any update on Sauer?”

    “coach, why did you call timeout after that icing?”

    “is tonight a must-win?”

    and, “why did you start Bickel at center?”

  33. _I think the thing you guys should be happiest about, other than you now have another legit first-line player, is that he really wanted to be here. He didn’t come here for money. He was going to get the same money no matter where he went. He wanted to be here._

    “I love New York City, everything about it. Especially the food, you know? They have this amazing Italian place near Times Square called Sbarro’s. Its tremendous. There is literally nothing on their menu I don’t love. So authentic. I love it.”

  34. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    Carp – ask Ogden who his favorite beatle was and what does Marcellus Wallace look like

  35. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    Carp – also, what is his favorite JR quote….

  36. Webb, can you, please, write a Comprehensive, creative and original Questionnaire for Dummies (writers) and Carp (I’m pretty sure) will easily write back a Full Set of a Standard Answers for Dummies (players). Should be interesting and lucrative for all parties. How about that?

  37. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    Mirror in the bathroom. You can watch yourself while you are eating.

  38. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    Bill Pidto “want to look under my raincoat?”

  39. Yeah, E3
    It is simple recipe – if you really want to lose weight, eat naked in a front of mirror.

  40. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    Will I recoil when the skin is lost? Will I be soiled when the dirt is off?

  41. Rick, will you desire to win more than go to fashion shows, open restaurants, get married and have kids? :)

  42. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    I read that Sirhan Sirhan Sirhan’s favorite bands are The The and Duran Duran.

  43. Oh, my, it was sad and boyish image of Duby.
    I liked him more when he thought that “Image is nothing, thirst is everything” and throw Gatorade bucket in a genuine rage.

  44. Same old, same old. Yes, the answers would be just as you imagine they would be, but that doesn’t mean you don’t ask something that might add some insight to the interview. In what other field is an expensive, new, top addition to a firm, industry, or institution boringly asked in an interview meant for publication and dissemination things like: “Was the process frustrating?” Or, Where you gonna live?” Or, “How will you like working for the new boss?” Or, “Have the guys in the firm reached out to you?”

  45. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    carp – ask nick rash what he thinks of kristen stewart shagging her married “sleeping beauty” director.

  46. Carp is thinking: Let me hold my temper and not rashly jump on this dirtbag so that I don’t come out sounding as stupid as he does.

  47. Yeah, Webb, you’re so right. For example: If you are arguing with an idiot, chances are he is doing the same.

  48. Actually, Webb, I’m wondering why somebody who’s a regular chooses a new screen name and then attempts to goad me in to an argument, knowing that the one thing that makes me nuts is when some jackwagon on here tries to tell me how to do a job I’ve been doing for 36 years.

  49. for example, it wasn’t me who asked where he plans to live, but if he said Westchester or Rockland, that would have been of particular interest to my readers; or if he said Long Island that would have been of interest to Newsday’s readers, etc. So not so lame. Was the process frustrating? I think that is a legit question. I wanted to know how he sees himself fitting on his new team, and I wanted to know if he thought and hoped he would have been traded by the deadline so he could have played in the playoffs? Some of the questions were pretty legit. And some, as is the case whenever there’s a pretty good crowd of reporters around, are kind of dumb. There was a radio jackwagon on the conference call who kept asking Nash what he thought of the way Callahan plays and of Callahan as a captain, etc., as if Nash might say something disparaging, or that he wants to be the captain.

  50. “You can’t worry about your opponent and what they are doing. You have to focus on your own game and try to -make birdies- score goals. Sometimes the -golf ball- puck bounces a certain way and changes the whole complexion of game. All I can do is try to -make par- help my team win.”

  51. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    You are a long way from home, welcome to the pleasure dome

    Question to nick rash – sativa or indica?

  52. Two part question: if Mr. Peanut, the Pillsbury Doughboy and Speedy Alka-Seltzer had a race, who would win? And would you go watch?

  53. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    what are you going to do? Bleed on me?

    girls on film, 2 minutes later, girls on film

  54. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    question Google asked during an interview

    If you were going to travel to a distant planet, never to return to earth, and you could only bring 3 thing with you…what 3 things would you bring?

  55. stranger nation on

    ex3-hitting the 80s hard this aft? any Joe Strummer or Big Audio in the mix?

  56. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    I am standing here on the ground, the sky above wont fall down

  57. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    dont change the earth, dont change a thing……. for me

  58. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    s. nation…the horses, the horses, the horses are on the track

  59. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    i would say to go…yo, hey zeus

    this town is our town

  60. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    john muckler – first ballot HoF’er….greatest mind dead or alive

  61. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    rod, god, nice bod, filthy sod, name is todd, giant wad, icelandic cod, punk or mod, sleep means nod, chris dodd….

  62. When Brian Leetch got hurt during a road trip the Rangers called up Terry Virtue from the minors.

    Me to Muck: “So what do you hope to get from Terry Virtue tonight?”
    Muck: “Who?”
    Me: “Terry Virtue.”
    Muck: “Who?”
    Me: “The kid you called up to take Leetch’s spot tonight.”
    Muck: Silence.

  63. LOL, Carp! I’m surprised you got “Who?” out of him twice. Man, the Rangers royally sucked from 2000-2003. They’ve come a long way in a decade…

  64. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    I have seen moose on a wall that looked more alive than the Muck.

  65. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    My Brutha – nick rash must be a DQ kind of dude, eh?

  66. That’s hilarious Carp. Is that why Muckler didn’t like you? Because you stumped him with questions like the names of the players in his lineup?

  67. These questions suck. Ask some more inventive questions please!

    Shouldn’t you call Latona something like Red Fox McCloud?

  68. I am SO happy my two favorite ‘heads are familiar with StarFox 64! I’m gonna “barrel roll” every post!

    Everybody, stay alert!

  69. hey Carp
    hoping you weren’t trying to disparage
    Italian
    food in my home state of Ohio.

  70. i actually remember having some good Italian food once in Columbus, and definitely in Cleveland, though I can’t remember where either place was.

  71. Carp, you ever been to Francesco’s in White Plains? Or Dominic’s on Arthur Avenue?

  72. cleveland has Little Italy area with several good Italian restaurants
    particularly Mama Santa’s
    and then there are lot of good places a little southeast in
    Youngstown-Warren area

    Florentine’s was good in columbus (liked it when i was younger)

  73. $5 says he comes into camp in horrible shape and struggles in camp since he has no clue what he’s in for.

  74. Mickey, are you still a Dubi fan? Ya know, this might be the best thing that ever happened to him, he might have less pressure and become a star. Never know.

    Carp, speaking of restaurants, Id love to treat you to dinner sometime along with Mama and the ilbs next time Im in NY. I dont know if youve ever met ilb’s better half, if you havent, you definitely need to and you could see the baby too. Any chance of that happening in early mid September?

  75. MickeyM!!!!
    you’re back and the hateful venom continues!!!!

    STING!
    STING!
    STING!!!

  76. Tiki, of course I still am!!

    jpg, actually what I said was NOT hateful. It was just an observation based on how other players who come in have dealt with a Tort’s training camp. If you can’t see that, then I don’t know what to say.

  77. I still don’t like the guy, for the record. But I guess he really is a Ranger now. So I have to accept him. Not cheer for him, just accept him.

  78. well MickeyM
    that’s a better attitude than the other day
    i’m hoping he’ll grow on you
    just because
    that means that he’s doing things the Right Way
    and playing in a manner that we expect.

    as far as his weight, i don’t know of any history of being out of shape
    but
    i would think that discussions with Vinnie and Richards
    should (hopefully) set him straight

  79. I think it would be refreshing to ask him if Canada was big.

    Is Canada big?
    “Pretty big, I think.”
    How big?
    “Not exactly sure.”
    I mean, like, is it bigger than Brazil?
    “Pretty sure.”
    If you were going to carpet it, how many rolls would you need? About?
    “Pretty sure it would be a million, or a hundred million.”
    Do you like Kreider?
    “Haven’t met him. Don’t know him at all. But, pretty sure I like him.”
    Do you bring pucks or do you use the ones here?
    “I’m not carrying pucks across the country.”
    What about your girlfriend in Columbus?
    “Same answer.”
    Thanks for the interview, and good luck in New York.
    “Sounds like I’m gonna need it.”

  80. For all we know, he could be CC Sabbathia or Bartolo Colon. And apparently he once suggested that riding a bike WAS practice. Whether it was tongue in cheek or not, I have no idea, but I just imagine him doing that and Torts’ head exploding.

    I DO expect a Torts quote in camp along the lines of ‘he’s not in the shape that he needs to be. there is a lot of work to do there.”

  81. Czechthemout!!! on

    In the Jim Cerny video Carp posted there is an exchange between him and Nash about that game in New York. It’s pretty cool what Nash had to say about the fans and why he is so happy to come and play here. This kid is a class act and will do great things as a Ranger.

    On the other hand, I felt very sorry for Dubi when watching his press conference video. He looked like he was devastated. His face looked like he had swallowed a lemon at times. I will definatly miss him as he was always one of my favorite Rangers. And hey, you never know what will happen later in the season. Maybe if the circumstances are right and Columbus sucks as they inevitably will, perhaps Dubi becomes a Ranger again towards the deadline. You never know.

  82. With the amount of money the Rangers are paying the likes of Nash, Torts would be well advised to temper any of his off the cuff and frivolous early criticisms. The graveyards are full of smart alec ex-coaches. As Carp would say to him after being benched for one time not throwing his head in the way of a 120 MPH puck, “You tryin’ to tell me how to do my job?” That’s assuming, of course, that he had a long term, guaranteed multi-million dollar contract.

  83. I think you’ll like Nash. Not Gretsky, but he’ll crash the net. A bigger Cally.

  84. Aaron Portzline ?@Aportzline
    #CBJ Brandon Dubinsky on trade rumors: “It’s a relief. I’m not going to have to deal with those … at least for the next month or so.”

    Haha!

  85. Same old, same old. Yes, the answers would be just as you imagine they would be, but that doesn’t mean you don’t ask something that might add some insight to the interview. In what other field is an expensive, new, top addition to a firm, industry, or institution boringly asked in an interview meant for publication and dissemination things like: “Was the process frustrating?” Or, Where you gonna live?” Or, “How will you like working for the new boss?” Or, “Have the guys in the firm reached out to you?”

    Honestly, in what other field is a top addition to a firm, industry or institution interviewed at all? Do fans of the big ten accounting firms visit blog sites when, say, Price Waterhouse hires a new partner because they want to see what the guy has to say for himself? Is there this whole other amazing inside world of law firms where when a new guy is brought in there are huge opportunities to meet the media and the guy or gal is asked these truly incisive, scintillating questions and there are people that give a rats you-know-what about the answers? Enlighten me.

  86. *repost*

    Sally June 19th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    I think I’ve mentally prepared myself, as much as possible, for Dubinsky getting tra(i)ded. As long as ONE of the Brandons sticks around, I’ll live.

  87. How about GNR, welcome to the jungle….baby. I know Nash os not the center, but it sounds cool

  88. True Blue Mike (At least most of you can remember 1994) on

    I know it might be a little to early or way to early for that matter to start looking ahead but next year Gonchar is a UFA and I think the Rangers would be smart to snag him. If something goes down with Malkin and the Penguins and he won’t sign a new contract there than Malkin may look to reunite with Gonchar (Which he loves so much that he gave his MVP trophy to him). You never know? Anyway in all seriousness take a look at next years UFA’s – http://capgeek.com/free_agents.php?year_id=2013&team_id=-1&position_id=-1&fa_type_id=2 – that is insane. Ryan Clowe would be perfect on this team!

  89. True Blue Mike (At least most of you can remember 1994) on

    Also. Next year Stepan, McD, Hagelin and Sauer are all RFA’s… something to worry about? Maybe

  90. Yes, I am brilliant.

    A bit late but who cares?!

    Mr. Webb, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  91. True Blue, there should be no problem with the salary cap next year. The Rangers have $20M left on next year’s cap at this point.

  92. Tiki, I used to live at Francesco’s. Frank (the owner) would keep the place open until sunlight and it was the unofficial after-work place for the entire newspaper once upon a time. We’d get out of work at midnight or 1 a.m., then go there and drink and Frank would make meatball sandwiches or pizzas. And, of course, I’ve had regular dinners there too. Not sure which restaurants I’ve been to on Arthur Ave., but more than a couple.

  93. Thats a really great story, Carp. Every time i come to NY, Mama takes me to Francesco’s. We always see Frank and his son. Sometimes his grandson is in the back of the restaurant playing and coloring. Great family atmosphere.

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