“Go Skate!” program launched by Rangers

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From the Rangers:

NEW YORK RANGERS LAUNCH NEW YOUTH HOCKEY PLATFORM “GO SKATE!”

Team Celebrates Launch of “Go Skate!” with Second Annual “Hockey Weekend in New York” from Feb. 17-20

New York – The New York Rangers announced today the launch of a new youth hockey platform – “Go Skate! Playing is the Goal” – that will focus on improving the youth hockey experience in the tri-state by increasing opportunities and accessibility to the sport through hockey camps, clinics and free skating events. “Go Skate!” establishes a unified platform for the Rangers to continue their longstanding commitment to growing the sport of hockey. Last season alone, the organization held over 250 community events in the tri-state, giving more than 10,000 youth the opportunity to experience hockey.

Serving as the spokesperson for this new initiative, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will help introduce the “Go Skate!” program through a PSA that will begin airing on February 19. “Growing up in Rochester I was fortunate to have youth hockey programs to help get me involved in the game,” said Callahan. “I am proud to now be involved in the Rangers ‘Go Skate’ initiative. It’s great to be a part of an organization that realizes the importance of making these same types of programs available to youth and that has a dedication to helping grow the game of hockey.”

On Saturday, to celebrate the launch of “Go Skate!,” the Rangers hosted a free clinic led by Rangers alumni Adam Graves and Dan Blackburn for 200 children from Playland Ice Casino and the Garden of Dreams Foundation “Power Players” program at the MSG Training Center. Rangers fans will then be invited to join in on the fun from February 17 – 20 when the team hosts the second annual “Hockey Weekend in New York,” a series of special events and complimentary hockey programs throughout New York in support of USA Hockey’s annual “Hockey Weekend Across America.” The City of New York will show its support by providing an official proclamation from Mayor Bloomberg that will declare those days “Hockey Weekend in New York.”

“The Rangers organization is committed to helping build the next generation of hockey fans and players. Through our ‘Go Skate!’ platform we will increase accessibility to the sport by offering youth throughout the tri-state a variety of events, including hockey camps, clinics and programs, that give them an opportunity they might not otherwise have: to pick up a stick and try the exciting sport of hockey,” said Howard Jacobs, executive vice president of marketing and sales, MSG Sports.

Over the next year, the Rangers expect to reach more than 15,000 youth through the “Go Skate!” platform, which consists of programs for all ages and abilities, including Future Rangers (introductory hockey, ages 3-10), Youth Street Hockey (introductory hockey, ages 7-14), Pee Wee Rangers (elite level, ages 11-12) and more. “Go Skate!” will also provide additional support to Ice Hockey in Harlem and Rangers Sled Hockey program, as well as assistance through equipment donations and free camps and clinics at the team’s more than 40 community rink partners across the tri-state area. For more information on “Go Skate!,” including program schedules and locations, along with videos and photo galleries that highlight the various programs and partnerships, fans can visit the enhanced youth hockey section on the Rangers website at NewYorkRangers.com/GoSkate.

Below is a full list of activities to celebrate the launch of “Go Skate!” and “Hockey Weekend in New York.”

HOCKEY WEEKEND IN NEW YORK

Sunday, February 17

WHO:                    New York Rangers alumni Glenn Anderson, Dan Blackburn, Ron Duguay, Nick Fotiu, Ron Greschner, and Brian Mullen

WHAT:                  The Rangers will host free public skating along with learn to skate and learn to play hockey lessons throughout the day. Rangers alumni will sign autographs and take pictures with fans, and everyone in attendance will have a chance to win Rangers tickets and autographed memorabilia. NBC Sports Group will broadcast live from Trump Rink from 12pm – 9pm to celebrate “Hockey Day in America.” Fans wearing Rangers gear will gain free admission to Trump Rink to participate in the festivities.

WHEN:                  12pm – 5:30pm

WHERE:                Trump Rink (Central Park – 59th Street, New York, NY)

Monday, February 18

WHO:                    New York Rangers alumni

WHAT:                  Rangers host free public skating sessions at select Rangers community ice rinks across the tri-state, featuring lessons with alumni, giveaways, autographs and photo sessions

WHEN/WHERE:

12:15pm-2:15pm – Brewster Ice Arena (Brewster, NY)

10:30am-12:30pm – Floyd Hall Arena (Little Falls, NJ)

10am-12pm – Work Ice Arena (Queens, NY)

10am-12pm – Oyster Bay Skating Rink (Bethpage, NY)

Tuesday, February 19

WHO:                    New York Rangers alumni Adam Graves, Nick Fotiu, Brian Mullen, Ron Greschner and Dan Blackburn

WHAT:                  Rangers host 6th Annual Youth Hockey Night at Madison Square Garden. Night will include: pre-game forum for youth hockey players hosted by MSG Networks John Giannone featuring Rangers alumni; presentation of 5th Annual Emile Francis Award for youth hockey volunteerism; intermission game featuring the Little Rangers; and two children from Ice Hockey in Harlem will be honorary Rangers starters.

WHEN:                  Tuesday, February 19; 5pm-6pm (Pre-game Forum), 7pm (Game Time)

WHERE:                Madison Square Garden – limited tickets still available

 

 

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  1. It’s alright, Carp…That means I’m around a lot :-)

    Repost then:

    Wonder how many years it’ll take for Tavares to ask for a trade? Prediction?

  2. Re-post:

    Geez, ilb – Tavares just signed on for a lot more years with the Piles – if he wanted to leave, he should have told them that he wanted to test the market, no?

  3. Philly only got 2 shots in the first period in MTL – after blowing that game in Debbie-land last night, they look kinda worn-out…

  4. Comnsnse, tell me what NYI players aside from Tavares make you think the future is rosy for the Isles?

    tell me for what Islanders D-man(men) the Rangers would trade any of their top four.

    Tell me for what forward other than Tavares the Rangers would trade, say, Stepan, Hagelin, Callahan, Kreider, Miller, to say nothing about Nash and Gaborik.

    Martin Biron arguably would be the Islanders’ No. 1 goalie.

    Jack Capuano compared to John Tortorella? please.

    And Glen Sather, whatever you think of him, has a whole stable of guys who would be better GMs of the Islanders than Garth Snow … one of them was in the Islanders’ organization and passed over.

  5. I was also going to make that prediction, “before they get a sniff of the playoffs” but thought I’d ease up a bit. Because with the new realignment coming, the Islanders might not make the playoffs for the next decade.

  6. Who is this Brendan Gallagher kid on the Habs? He’s got 5 goals – he has 2 Irish names like Captain Cally – WE should have him, dammit!! ;-)

  7. It’ll take a new ownership and a new management. And a totally new location. Brooklyn isn’t it. Then they may as well change their name. A new definition of re-emerging.

  8. Quebec? Kansas City failed as an NHL city already, and Seattle? Would there be enough interest there for an NHL team..?

  9. I’d really like for Quebec to get a team – similarly to Winnipeg, the support and passion were never the issue. Plus the games against Montreal would be a must watch. On the same note, I wish they’d inherit a franchise with more stability and promise than the Islandorks.

  10. He’s got some fire in his game, Latona – like Cally when he first came up this kid seems to have a good eye for the net.

    Of course, playing on a line with Pacioretty has to be helping him.

  11. Yeah, those Habs-Nordiques games were wars! I always enjoyed seeing the games coming from Quebec – Rangers had their problems up there, if I’m remembering things correctly, even though Quebec didn’t really have great teams…

  12. Flys aren’t showing much so far tonight…they have like 5 shots on goal and the game is half-over..

  13. Yes, Pacs has to remember to keep his head up – if he wants to keep it on his shoulders!

  14. I purposely didn’t check the Debs-Piles game out, because every time I put the Debs on, they immediately score a goal..

  15. Whoa! I saw the score on the Habs feed – 3-0 Piles. Tavares 2 goals, Moulson 1…I wonder if Maaaaarty is playing tonight? Probably not, since he played last night..

  16. Tavares is nuts good. 5-on-3 and their plan is still to just have him do it all. I guess Brent Thompson just told them to get the luck to Tavares in the right slot. That’s the plan guys. He’s got it. Top shelf.

  17. Hedberg is in net tonight, Jimbo. And in Montreal Price is out with the flu and Boudaj (boo-die) is in net for Les Habs and Boucher for the Phlyers.

  18. Capuano has found a successful PP, obviously he’s going to win his first of many Jack Adams’ starting this year.

  19. @CTWhale@ WHALE GOAL: Brandon Segal wins it for the Whale in overtime!

    *************

    Another one we let get away….to Hartford.

  20. Aaron Portzline ?@Aportzline
    Looks like #CBJ Dubinsky hurt his left knee going into the boards with #Coyotes Summers

  21. Good evening all! Couple of things:

    Carp, hope all your undisclosed non upper and lower body injuries are healed by tomorrow.

    Very belated, and rare, my bad….I was so busy and out of loop informed, I never would have taken any small pleasure out of the Klarksson injury, well….anyway, if I’d realized it was that piece of carcillo hartneller Cooke…..his rehab program must have a really low success rate…

    Tomorrow = must win

    LGR!

  22. Carp. Even Sather and the Jessiman Boysvwould have picked Tavares if they had the 1st overall pick. Right?

  23. Czechthemout!!! on

    Mdz for O’reilly straight up I would do in a heartbeat. MDZ plus another player and a pick is way too much. I bet Sather makes this deal for MDZ, and a number 2 next year for O’Reilly in the next two weeks.

  24. Why do we need another sub 30 goal Centre? Who fills Del Zaster’s role on D?
    Why does everyone want to trade our young d-guy?

  25. I get that O’Reilly is a good player who would seemingly fit the system blah blah blah but what line would he play on? 3rd? You’re not dropping Stepan who is producing and knows the system for a new guy equally young.

  26. Kreider must have had a hell of a game last night

    Tavares for Richards and MDZ

    Beware of Poti mouth

  27. There was a read about Reilly playing against the top lines of opponents last season – dude is 22 – how bout The Kreider for Reilly – ha!

  28. Kreider is coming back after his underwhelming minus 1, one shot, one penalty, (and one beer) performance.

    Now Torts has to re-like him on facebook

  29. Ah, Just back from a semi-cosy little dinner, delightful filet mignon with just the body heat restored, asparagus Henri, diced Juliennes, and two glasses of
    Chateau-Lafite Rothschild. Nice conversation with no hockey allowed (grr!) and I come home to see here that someone, somewhere, is coveting our fine young Italian defenseman. Hmm.

  30. So the Avs are going to take a D that according to some has pretty much already reached his modest ceiling and a potentially low 2nd round pick for a player that’s trending favorably as at least a 2nd line center?

  31. Can we do a double-player trade to get back two of our castoffs, Parenteau and Mitchell? They’re both doing well for the Avs….

  32. iManny – “Pretty sure Gallagher got hurt as well. That’s our bad.”

    Is that because we were praising him, iManny? Maybe we should praise Skid the Kid and Fatso-NJ more often, then…?

  33. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Scallops cooked in butter and a 5 bottles of a delicious buttery chard…lobster bisque…..spinach salad…. Followed by some ribeye steaks and Cab wine….Desert – Carmel chocolate cake and a killer tawny port….. I love napa…..

  34. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I have a nice wine buzz….tomorrow brunch / fruit cheese / omlets and all the champagne you can drink – they have no idea bow bad a hit their button line is going to take …..we all be thirsty thirsty lord have mercy

    Cold water can quench my thirst, I’m in bed send a nurse…..

  35. Wow! Avs totally collapsed in the third period – go into the third leading 4-1, losing the game no 6-4….

  36. I don’t know, Eddie – but by the time we would be able to get him, he would probably be in that “aging star” portion of his career, as we usually do…

  37. Edmonton wins, 6-4….Avs couldn’t stem the tide…like that game the Rangers played in Montreal some years ago – once the home team scored, they wouldn’t stop, no matter what the opponent did…

  38. Thanks tomb.

    The only guy I think this team needs is Zenon Konopka. He’s cheap and good at face offs and a pest and can fight and can grind and can score a tiny bit. And surprise. Guess what team he’s on. If only Rupp got us Konopka!

  39. Enormous green flash spotted over Simi restaurant. E3 being grilled, held incommunicado by Simi Fart Squad. Habeas Corpus!

  40. Raise your hand if you read the “Go Skate!” announcement above.

    Raise your glass if you wish it said “Go Time!”

  41. Konopka’s still with Ottawa, I think – and they need players *badly* – about 1/2 their team is injured. I wonder if Uncle Glennie is calling Brian Murray to ask how things are going up there..?

  42. Konopka was an off season acquisition by the Wild at 2 years and $925K. Can’t remember if that is actual money or average cap hit. At any rate it’s cheap as heck. So cheap it’s less than Powe. Less than Halpern. Way less than Rupp.

  43. Oh, that’s right, iManny! I remember that now! Well, Minny has *RUPP* now, so they really don’t need Konopka – after all, *Rupper* is a tough SOB and he can handle anything that might happen out there in the Land of Lakes!!

  44. Our team without DelZ simply does not score. He’s still a kid, and top 4 (or any good) defensemen are more difficult to find than forwards. I say give Michael DelZ a chance to develop with the Rangers. Don’t forget he was pushed into the lineup before he had a chance to play much with Hartford, and Dmen take time to mature at this level. I don’t think Sather will go for this deal, even though its tempting him.

  45. Let’s Hope Larry Brooks doesn’t have some inside dirt on Rick Nash’s maintenance day off possibly being related to a high hit he received in the Boston game from our worst nightmare Milan Lucic. If Nash is out for any extended period of time, Goodnight Rangers. ( see Brooks column in the post).

  46. He is my point, at practice on Saturday, Nash’s spot on the top line was filled by Stu Bickel according to Mark Hale of the the post. yikes squared!

  47. More Sunday morning comments from Papa Bears Kitchen…..I will say it again, John Tavares reminds me of Sydney Crosby, except he doesn’t appear to have the crybaby gene that Sydney has. That kid is a fantastic hockey player who is going to be thorn in our side for years to come.

  48. Might as well go for 5. After I gave Stralman most improved player award during Boston game, he proceeded to have his worst game of the season Friday against the Islanders. My son calls it the reverse Daddy Boy Jinx. Happens a lot.

  49. If the Rangers were a football team they would probably lead the league in 12 men on the field penalties.

  50. Carp, with respect to your reply to my post.

    Your last comment where you essentially endorse Sather’s 13 year reign of error speaks nay shouts at your complete lack of perspective with regard to this organization’s inability to construct a franchise with any degree od continuity.

    Are you seriously disputing that Sather is one of the least respected GM’s in the NHL?

    Were you an owner would you have tolerated 13 years of wasted millions with nothing to show for it? MSG is interested in product not performance because they know their audience,including the area writers!

    As for the personnel comparisons between the Islanders and the Rangers,I’d be happy to review same without burdening the board with our opinions.

    You have my email,go for it! PS, think Matt Moulson might make the Ranger line,how about Mark Streit since the Rangers have no QB on their awful PP?

    Lundqvist on the Islanders and their fortunes are reversed!

  51. stranger nation on

    Nash hurt = meteor crashing into MSG (must not be used to triple shifting in 3rd)

    O’Reilly and Mitchell for the Gabby Ghost?

    Hope Isles make POs just so they can knock out Debbies and clear way for NYR

  52. Why wouldn’t you talk about personnel comparisons on the blog board? Isn’t that the entire point of this forum?

    Do it here and let everyone chime in. Sounds interesting at least.

  53. For every million Sather wasted Jimmy D made three back. Jimmy D cares nothing about the team but the profit. And i believe that Jimmy D haven’t had a year in minus, profit wise, just because the Rangers or the Knicks performed poorly.

  54. Juanes Nochespuentes on

    Any prolonged injury to Nash puts this team firmly out of playoffs. Also, maybe Kreider developed enough in CT that they thought he was ready for recall.

  55. stranger nation on

    MDZ had a great, yes great, season last year, turning point IMO

    he needs a Buek type stay at home guy (McIlbust?) so he can take chances

    him with Staal only makes sense if top line can possess puck and Richie and Gabby cannot do that now

  56. Hey, @CCCP@ if it helps the team I’m in!

    Losing Nash does not take us out of the playoffs. It would be bad. I agree. But the guy has been here for 15 games!

  57. Saying the Islanders have been mismanaged and have a worse group of D than the Rangers = Endorsement of Sather’s entire reign

  58. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Manny – one of my colleagues has a house in Napa…. We cooked and ate in…. I prepared the scallops and ribeye steaks…Cuvaison wine…and these delicious cream filled deserts…

  59. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    My wife made the killer salad and our friends made the bisque and secured the chocolate cake…. We all bought wine

  60. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    It was 77 degrees. A lovely day of wine tasting and eating cheese and bread before dinner..

  61. Also, eddie, you should hit up Goose & Gander which is basically above Yountville. Best mixed drinks ever.

  62. Any endorsement of Sather’s reign of error constitutes a serious disconnect of the chemical and electrical brain function!

    Sather’s employment by MSG was clearly a payoff for trading Beukeboom and Messier for the likes of Nichols,Rice Shaw and a bag of pucks.

    The question then becomes,what other owner would pay this hasbeen 5mm. per based on performance?

  63. Cmnsense, I didn’t endorse Sather … and if you think I have over the years, then you sure haven’t been paying attention. I’m saying with the people he has in place now, including the guy the Islanders passed over, the Rangers’ front office is far more capable than the Islanders’, which has pretty much wasted most of those high draft picks.

    I will tell you, the Rangers would not trade any of the mentioned forwards for Matt Moulson (who is a product of Tavares just as P.A. Parenteau was), nor would they trade any of their top four D-men for Streit (even if you threw in Strait).

  64. _I hope I don’t get traded to a crappy blog!_

    well..as we know… this _IS_ the worse blog on the INTERNETS! So…can’t get worse than here, Manny.

  65. LW3H, should have placed a question mark after the last sentence and asked the writer for his opinion!

  66. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Brandline Cab – 2009 Smoothest bottle cuviason offered up. Picked up a magnum. To die for.

  67. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Cuviason was yesterday – not sure today – my colleagues are our tour guides…they KNOW their wines.

  68. Carp, your opinion is duly noted but disagreed with. Is Stamkos a product of Vinny or St.Louis? Who on this roster is a “product” of Richards? How’s that working out when the 7mm. man starts his first two seasons playing like an aging fading star from another org. courtesy of Slappy? Good investment?

    I believe you seriously underestimate the Islanders current and future prospects.

    One wonders why your poll seems to believe almost as many fans do not expect the Rangers to make the playoffs as those who do?

    Banish the bum to Banff! 72 and 1, at what point does one conclude that the fish does rot from the head?

  69. Nice too see everyone woke up or returned from service. Lets talk hockey. How bout those Wanglanders?

  70. OK then. Carp, does saying the Islanders have been mismanaged and have a worse group of D than the Rangers = Endorsement of Sather’s entire reign?

    I’ll prepare to be shocked by his answer.

  71. Let me re-phrase it Pidto-style:

    Does saying the Islanders have been mismanaged and have a worse group of D than the Rangers = Endorsement of Sather’s entire reign question mark hashtag wangers.

  72. Richards might not be living up to his contract right now but two years in a row Sather landed the biggest free agent on the market. What else should he have done?

  73. Sorry, Rangers landed the best CENTRE on the market. Ya know, the position we thought we needed so badly.

  74. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Great question, LW3, and you sound like Bill!!

    Look, it is hard to support Sather despite the fact that we are probably closer now than at any other time in his unproductive tenure.

    1. no championship despite having oodles of money. How many years??
    2. NYR has been, over his tenure, a dumping ground for old, stale, and overpriced FA’s, a number of whom were absolute busts.
    3. awful drafting, until he got help. Now it is ok, but we are still really thin down below. Look towards other teams and the support they have in the minors. We are below average.
    4. Why should a team, to prop up it’s GM, have to spend $$$$$$ on the support people needed because of his flaws and lack of ability??? I mean really, since he can’t draft, we bring in administrative help, etc.

  75. 15 candles. Sunday morning; praise the dawning. eddie’s wine is like velvet. Underground. Game’s at 3, Napa time. $135 cheapest Stubhub seat? No wonder it’s so quiet in MSG. Investment bankers tend to play it close to the vest.

  76. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    It’s gonna be interesting to see what JD does in Columbus as a great hockey person, with one of the worst organizations in the sport. He has brought in a relative unknown, non-high impact GM that KNOWS the CURRENT game. He drafts well, which, as Lou can tell you, is the foundation of being a good GM.

    I could be wrong, but 4-5 years from now, JD could have that ship turned around.

    How long does a GM need?

  77. Matty, and I think you’re being kind to Sather …

    when was the last time the Rangers drafted a first-line forward? (I know, we did this a few days ago: Savard borderline; Weight, Amonte, Kovalev).

  78. Good morning, boneheads!

    Sather should’ve been let go right after he traded Leetch. They’ve been going in the right direction after 2005. Whether it’s Sather who gets a credit, doesn’t matter. I wouldn’t change anything at the moment.

    Clark Gillies is in HOF *?*

  79. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Manny, actually he may have done well this year, Sather. Nash is the real deal. He gave up players, but this guy is bonafide. Problem is, the list of failures, I won’t go into, over the years. That coupled with weak drafting for years and you have a thin organization.

    He has made some good administrative moves of late which have made up for his many blaring and outdated weaknesses. He has some good people working under him that know hockey. Sad that he has to have others do work that he should be doing himself. He’s costing Dolan unnecessary money.

    He DOES drive a hard bargain, to his credit. We, at least, usually don’t overpay in trades. For FA’s, he has had an open checkbook. He has, IMHO, made some mistakes. Just a few.

  80. stranger nation on

    coos – they also pay it close to their chest; money > heart

    first we kill all the bankers…and then their lawyers

  81. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Absolutely, Carpy. You gotta have a better eye as Gord Clark or Sather. But, at least, with Clark, some of these guys are making the big leagues! The trash Sather drafted, albeit with average picks, was not too functional.

    To answer, it has probably been 15 years or so. Back to Smith, I guess.

  82. It’s barely even a discussion anyway. How many Rangers fans _don’t_ think Sather should’ve been canned about 10 years ago? 1 in 100?

    He’s just about got out his own way enough to do an OK job the last few years, is about the most positive thing I can say.

  83. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Just took a look at our first round picks back to the ’80’s.

    OMG, how putrid. Such a mismanaged franchise. Especially last 15 years.

  84. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Did you see the draft picks the new Columbus GM, Kekalainen, is responsible for?

    “In his first three drafts, the Senators selected defensemen Bryan Berard and Chris Phillips and forward Marian Hossa in the first round. They also found defenseman Sami Salo in the ninth round in 1996. In 1998, they snagged Mike Fisher in the second round and Chris Neil in the sixth, and the 1999 draft produced first-round pick Martin Havlat and Chris Kelly, a third-round choice.

    In 2000 Kekalainen landed Anton Volchenkov in the first round and Antoine Vermette in the second. In 2001, the headline choice was center Jason Spezza, but in the fourth round Kekalainen found goalie Ray Emery, who was the starter on the Cup team, and defenseman Christoph Schubert. The Senators also chose Brooks Laich in the sixth round that year.

    Kekalainen moved to the St. Louis Blues in 2002, and in the next eight years as a scout and assistant general manager, he oversaw drafts that placed seven players on the team that finished second in the Western Conference last season: David Backes, Roman Polak, Ryan Reaves, T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund, David Perron and Alex Pietrangelo.”

    Just a tad more serious players than Sather. Actually, you can pit most GM’s up against his record and see the same. However, he did win the cup in…..1980? or so???

  85. Sather is like Jack Welch of GE. Zero handicap, but the money kept rolling in. They say if you shoot over 90 you have no business on the golf course, and if you shoot under 80, you have no business. Sather and Welch seem to be exceptions.

  86. Not excusing his past failures. Just noting that the last two season he’s been pretty solid.

    Richards is signed through 2020 with a $6.67M cap hit.
    Parise is signed through 2025 with a $7.6M Cap hit.

  87. Carp, Re: your comment about what you perceive as the “not rosy picture for the Islanders and the absurd comment about Moulson( three consecutive years with 30+ gls. per.) In addition to those two,I believe that Okposo and Grabner might find a spot on our not so great 3-4 lines.

    As to prospects, deHaan,Neiderreitter,Reinhart and Strome along with recent prospects like Joensu,Ullstrom,Hamonic and McDonald might be better than the Bickels,Emmingers and other stiffs and smurfs “whaling” away on the farm. Is McIllrath still playing hockey?

  88. Matty,excellent posts.

    Unfortunately they’re accurate and logicall so expect to get short shrift here from “experts”! ;)

  89. Comn, I like Moulson. I’d take him. I just don’t think the Rangers would trade any of the long-ago mentioned forwards for him. Not one of them. Okposo and Grabner, once upon a time, I thought were promising. Now they’re third-liners. Neiderreiter doesn’t want to be there anymore. I like Hamonic, but the Rangers wouldn’t give up any of their top four for him.

    I think maybe I should link you to an Islanders’ blog where you can talk to other fans. Oh, wait, they don’t have any fans. :)

  90. Carp, my dear fellow,I,ve been a Ranger fan longer than you’ve been alive x’s two!

    Perhaps you’ve heard the names Raynor,Laprade or remember when the “Big Whistle” was actually on the ice?

    Do not mistake your bully pulpit for actual hockey perspective until you can respond to the obvious.

    72 and 1, the now 13 soon to 14 year Sather reign of error and over 20 years of abject failure.

    And lest we forget, a very premature election to the NHL HOF!

    This organization has been mismanaged for many years before Sather,but his record is unequaled in wasting assets including money.

    Now apologize to your elders and we can move on! ;)

  91. Carp,76 breathing fine,thinking clearly and very much enjoying the blog and it’s characters. Be well.

  92. well short of 2x my age, Comn. Unless you count my blog age, which is 26, of course.

    Even Muck and Chelios aren’t twice my age.

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