Rangers claim Roman Hamrlik off waivers from Washington

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From the NYR:

RANGERS CLAIM DEFENSEMAN ROMAN HAMRLIK OFF WAIVERS

NEW YORK, March 6, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has claimed defenseman Roman Hamrlik off waivers from the Washington Capitals.

Hamrlik, 38, was the first overall pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and is the current active leader in NHL games played, having appeared in 1,383 career regular season contests. The three-time NHL All-Star (1996, 1999, 2003) has registered 155 goals and 483 assists for 638 points, along with 1,402 penalty minutes over 20 seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, and Washington Capitals. He currently ranks third in career goals, assists and points among active NHL defensemen. Hamrlik’s team has advanced to the playoffs in 14 of 16 seasons since 1995-96.

Last season, Hamrlik led Washington in playoff plus/minus rating with a postseason career-high, plus-eight rating through two playoff rounds against the Rangers and Boston Bruins. He also ranked second on the team in blocked shots (37), fourth in average time on ice (22:17), and tied for first among team defensemen in assists (three) and second in points (four) in 14 playoff games.

The 6-2, 206-pounder has registered one assist in four games with Washington this season. He made his NHL debut on October 7, 1992, against Chicago, and registered his first career point with a goal on October 20, 1992, against Edmonton. Hamrlik established career-highs in games played (82), goals (16), assists (49), points (65) and power play goals (12) during the 1995-96 season. He also tied his career-high in goals with 16 as a member of the Islanders in 2000-01, tying for fourth in goals among NHL defensemen that season.

In postseason action, Hamrlik has registered three goals and 37 assists for 40 points, along with 85 penalty minutes in 111 career games with the Lightning, Oilers, Islanders, Flames, Canadiens, and Capitals. He established playoff career-highs in games played (19), assists (nine) and points (nine) with Montreal in 2009-10, while helping the Canadiens advance to the Conference Finals.

The Zlin, Czech Republic native is a two-time Olympian, having represented the Czech Republic at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1998, he recorded one goal in six games to help the Czech Republic capture an Olympic gold medal. Hamrlik has also represented the Czech Republic in the IIHF World Championship (1994, 2004), the World Cup (1996, 2004), and the IIHF World Junior Championship (1992).

 

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  1. REPOST

    Manny – just from watching him play in Moose Jaw, he’s a pretty terrible skater. It’s one thing to just be big and slow because you are 6’5” or 6’7”, but you are still able to move around and stay in position. McIlrath has had a problem with that.

    Plus if you waste your 1st round pick on a guy who only has highlights of his fights, I don’t see the point in it. That’s just me though. I like to use 1st round picks of guys who put up numbers and have skill. Not guys who are just there to be 4th liners/6th d-men who can fight.

    I still think Tinordi would’ve been a much better selection there if we were going for D-men.

  2. i am for this move, even if he stinks they can waive him…

    obviously the d men in AHL are not exactly premium talents, that is a problem btw…

  3. Saw your post re: Mcllrath, Jonny. Thanks. I really haven’t seen him skate.

    Going to a CT Whale game in two weeks so I am pretty excited to watch him.

  4. Kenny Powers on

    Nah dude! This is a real job, not like teaching kids. You can’t get byfugliened up.

  5. Kenny Powers on

    Hamrlik?

    That my nickname for wifey #1

    can’t someone buy that euro-pansie a dump-assen vowel or something

  6. As the Real Kenny Powers once put so eloquently:
    “Change is f*ing good – but folding money is better.”

  7. Doodie – I like Coming to America also…either way, I can still let my soul glo

  8. Kenny Powers on

    I’m coming there as Kenny Powers the man, not the legend, the one he’s pissed at.

  9. At one point in his life it seems like Hamrlik was trusted on the PP. Move over Caber.

  10. Does the irony of acquiring Hamerlik the day before we play the Islanders do anything for anybody?

  11. Oh. Sorry. I should have listened to Carp and not brought the “facts” into it.

  12. In honor of Hamrlik we should call change our handles to the style of CommnSens or Nnsns or whatever.

  13. Id love to see MZA with Nash. Not sure how i feel about Hamerlik. Thought Eminger was fine. Bickel
    continuing to take stuid penalties ala Hollweg

  14. Fun fact of the day. Sam Rosen = Sam Rosenbloom. Hence the nose.
    Changed his name for TV. I played hockey with his son in NY for years. Had all of beezers old equipment.

  15. Wow! can you imagine if they help on to Hamrlik and we claimed POTI off of waivers? There would be mass hysteria! Blood shed, wiget riots, giant jars of peanut butter getting sent to MSG and Greenburgh!

    Stay positive folks. Hamr had a great +/- last season..and we all know how important those are….

  16. YES! In honor of Roman, this should be a vowel-free zone until he score his first NYR goal. It’ll be like our playoff beards

  17. I know eric staal tweeted ‘waiting for swelling to go down around marc’s eye” that was what I was thinking this morning. Than they will probably run a x-ray to see if there is a fracture. Anyway you look at it, Marc staal won’t be playing for a while.

  18. Wht mnt t sy ws:

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  19. _At one point in his life it seems like Hamrlik was trusted on the PP. Move over Caber._

    Walter Sobchak: Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax…
    [shouting]
    Walter Sobchak: You’re goddamn right I’m living in the f’ng past!

  20. the problem I see going forward with the rangers is they need depth at forward and defense. it appears it’s going to be one of those seasons when it comes to injuries for this team. I do think sather will be active in trying to better the roster from now until the trading deadline. If this team can stay healthy and that is a big if, I think they can be good enough to get to the cup. If they can’t stay healthy than they will struggle to make the playoffs.

  21. Well I’m upper upper class high society
    God’s gift to ballroom notoriety
    And I always fill my ballroom
    The event is never small
    The social pages say I’ve got
    The biggest balls of all

  22. It is funny that Hamrlik will play against the Islanders. Extra funny to me because the last time I saw him play live he was on the Caps and playing against the Islanders (I know. A friend got us tickets).

  23. If you guys are on Twitter you should follow me and then I will follow you. Then we can all complain/preach about hockey more often.

    @spikesup

  24. Mtty “MnstrNsh By: I think the latest is what Eric Staal said: waiting for swelling to reduce so they can see the damage.

  25. Ddie Machtto on

    ilb, would swelling obscure an x-ray? If not, I think it’s safe to say at this point his face isn’t broken.

  26. Let’s just make sure that when Roman scores, and we give Crp his “a” back, we put it in the right place

  27. Kenny Powers on

    There is one image in my life that consistently makes me happy no matter when I think about it. And that image, that one image, is your big testitos

  28. eddie eddie eddie on

    you guys are so much better than the filthy mouthed night posters…..all they talk about is poo poo and pee pee and making fun of names…..

  29. Good question, Doodie. Somebody needs to *txt* ilb immediately. We need his expertise. Priorities, Ilb.

  30. eddie eddie eddie on

    I am prim and proper and insulted by what goes on after hours here…..

  31. yeah, after midnight, this place becomes like the alley behind the central train station in any major European city

  32. Ddie Machtto on

    How do you get a Europansy to go into the corners? Have a fight at center ice.

  33. _anyone who tries to pick pocket me has no idea what they may come out with…_

    Lk myb pns?

    (For writing with, sickos.)

  34. Also, guess my dream of getting Stphn Wss is going up in flames…

    @FlaPanthers@ For #FlaPanthers center Stephen Weiss, a surgery and then uncertainty lies ahead.

  35. Ddie Machtto on

    What did the Pink Panther say when he killed an ant?

    Dead ant.
    Dead ant.
    Dead ant dead ant dead ant.

  36. But your dream of Iginla hasn’t been attacked by a panther yet, so there’s some hope.

  37. @KevinWeekes@ The @NYRangers were impressed w Roman Hamrlik last Playoffs against them & Boston playing 22 mins per game,8 blocked shots….

    Clssc Sthr. In the word’s of any character on Archer, “That’s so him”

  38. eddie eddie eddie on

    when i drive, i need to sit in the back seat for the extra “leg” room

  39. Sorry, was giving a lecture…

    No, Doodie, the swelling wouldn’t interfere with X-ray, CT-scan/MRI. They are waiting for swelling to come down to evaluate his vision, extraocular movement, anterior/interior chambers of the eye, etc. I think they already have a decent idea.

  40. Oh. Cool news, ilb. So if they are waiting for swelling to reduce, they probably know that nothing is broken already.

    Would you say that these are positive developments?

  41. Ddie Machtto on

    ilb, so it’s probably safe to assume his skull isn’t fractured because he didn’t go to the hospital, correct?

  42. Speaking of our name changes: It’s really depressing that St. Patrick’s Day is on a Sunday this year. Because I really love when it’s crowded in here and we are all:

    McManny
    O’Doodie McMachetto
    O’Latona

    etc.

  43. Per Djoos (Stay thirsty, my friends) on

    I wonder whats up with Staal.

    Anyways, Hammertime it is

  44. instead of McFat Guy, which sounds even stupider than just Fat Guy, would you all mind if I went by “McRib” that day?

  45. have to say I feel really bad for Staal. in the last few games the guy has looked the best he’s looked since the concussion and I got the sense he was really feeling fully comfortable again for the first time since…and now this crap happens. really unfortunate. the guy deserves better.

  46. Ddie Machtto on

    I’d rather you go by “Big Mc.”

    They have golden arches, we have golden arcs.

  47. eddie eddie eddie on

    when i served on a submarine, the periscope broke …..not a problem….

  48. Ddie Machtto on

    When I’m standing on the side of the street, people stop and pay me a toll.

  49. eddie eddie eddie on

    hubble telescope looks like a magnifying glass when i stand next to it

  50. Not sure, Doodie…They haven’t said anything about fracture etc….He didn’t go to the hospital, that’s all we know, so they didn’t feel it was of any immediate threat to his eye.

  51. Ddie Machtto on

    ilb, but if he had a skull fracture, even a minor one, they wouldn’t send him to the hospital?

  52. what I just read said they’re waiting for the swelling around Staal’s eye to subside before making any kind of an assessment

  53. eddie eddie eddie on

    once while driving, i threw it out the window and it caused an accident 3 miles back

  54. I went skinny dipping one time and the thought a whale had surface, while I was doing the underwater backstroke…. Huh?

  55. eddie eddie eddie on

    I was on the 10 meter board in a diving competition and was penalized for early entry (even tho i was still standing on the board)

  56. once in the middle of the night I ran out of protection so I ran to Yankee Stadium and grabbed the tarp…I didn’t even notice Doodie standing there

  57. Ddie Machtto on

    People have contacted me about renting office space. I don’t own a building.

  58. Ddie Machtto on

    It takes less time to circumnavigate the globe than it does to get halfway around me.

  59. Ddie Machtto on

    St. Peter is angry with me because when I jumped I accidentally dented the Pearly Gates.

  60. Ddie Machtto on

    I was in Die Hard 2. Nobody on my plane was in danger because they just climbed down to the ground.

  61. Ddie Machtto on

    I’m currently negotiating with the Port Authority to serve as a replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge.

  62. today’s blog is not the one that’s going into the time capsule and shuttled to Mars for aliens to get to know about humans

  63. Unreal that teams don’t require their skill players to wear visors, the fuller the better. Good businesses protect their assets. If the thugs want to go without, all power to them — they’re easily replaced. Staals don’t grow on trees, though, and the step-up alternate captain, Girardi, is begging for an eye out the way he goes down. Who is paying their salaries, and why would they ever accept, “I don’t like visors” as an answer from a player?

  64. Manny – I am not an autograph collector, but I ended up with an off the wall collection. Lyle Alzado, Darryl Dawkins, Joe D., Phil Simms from a hospital bed…not much hockey, tho

  65. Ddie Machtto on

    God didn’t part the Red Sea for Noah, I just slammed it down in the water.

  66. Why is everyone all over Visors? Honestly, guys. Not everyone wears them. That’s how it is and how it’s going to be. I am sure the individual players have a reason. It’s up to them. I am of the opinion that Visor’s can break and if a visor breaks the resulting injury will be HORRIFIC because of all the jagged plastic cutting your face.

    Not all players wear skate guards. Not all players wear gloves with extra padding. Not all players wear wrist and ankle teflon guards. Not all goalies wear the collarbone protector (_see_ Henrik Lundqvist) It just is how it is. People make choices. Those choices may be stupid but they are what they are. Not all players are going to wear the maximum protective gear.

    If the teams want to do something proactive they should put it in the contract that if you’re injured in an area usually covered by a visor you don’t get paid while you’re on IR. That would make a difference.

  67. Ddie Machtto on

    The pyramids is a 1/4 scale replica of what it looks like when I pitch a tent.

  68. I don’t collect or have a lot of autographs either. I have some old baseballs my dad collected when he was little and I will admit my new office that I just moved into is getting decorated in a heavily Rangers autographed manner.

  69. CCCP – I’ve been pretty good with most of these today, but did you just say:

    And audit on southwheel?

  70. Ddie Machtto on

    h, did I say Noah for the Red Sea? I meant Moses. It’s hard to think when your body has to divert away as much blood as mine.

  71. Doodie – the funny thing is that no one even noticed or called you on it….just a bunch a dts

  72. every time I visit Japan wearing tightie whities, they think the U.S. Navy is surrendering

  73. eddie eddie eddie on

    doodie – inow what you mean…..i see a babe and I pass out……named it kockaphobia maximus

  74. I mean, if Bickel plays 4 minutes in a forest, and no one is there to rip him to shreds, did he really play 4 minutes?

  75. “That’s how it is and how it’s going to be.” Same logic players pushed before they were required to wear helmets. Of course the players are going to want the freedom to wear what they damn well please. They’re young and immortal — their skills and stones got them to the NHL after all. The owners, those that give a crap anyway, need to protect them from themselves as much as possible. Eye injuries aren’t going to be stopped by visors, but they’ll at least be minimized.

  76. NORM!!!

    I love when you and Coach said-
    “Can I draw you a beer, Norm ?”
    “No, I know what they look like. Just pour me one.”

  77. Roman will be 39 next month. #1 overall pick, 1992. Talk about staying in shape. However, few ice minutes this year.

  78. — “What’s going on, Mr. Peterson?”

    — “The question is what’s going in Mr. Peterson.”

  79. “Hey Mr. Peterson, Jack Frost nipping at your nose?”
    “Yep, now let’s get Joe Beer nipping at my liver, huh?”

  80. I agree with you, Norm. I just don’t think it’s going to be a mandatory thing overnight. I know they are stupid. They are brash and young and don’t think they can be hurt. I would have been that way at their age.

    I just don’t think it’s going to change

  81. eddie eddie eddie on

    On airplanes…i buy 9 seats when i fly solo……i need the entire row

  82. To clarify: I think they way they are doing it is good. Visors are required at lower levels. Guys aren’t going to wear them their whole life and then take them off at the NHL level. Visors will be phased in by default.

  83. Hockey Central is saying that, from what they have heard, the Staal injury is not only *not* career threatening it is *not* serious. They are mostly worried about CT Scans and etc. I feel positive though.

  84. Good for Staalsy…plus, we need him. We have tons of the kinds of injuries that no real offseason regimen or preparation could have prevented

  85. _Hockey Central is saying that, from what they have heard, the Staal injury is not only not career threatening it is not serious. They are mostly worried about CT Scans and etc. I feel positive though._

    Considering how barfy I felt when it happened last night, that’s pretty awesome.

  86. Also, if Visors are made mandatory or everyone is wearing them it has to be a rule that you take it off before a fight. I know that’s borderline impossible in a non-staged fight but it’s ridiculous when guys with visors fight. You might as well fight with your hockey gloves on to protect your hand from the other idiot’s visor.

  87. Visors not a simple issue. Better, perhaps, would be a return to the bad old days when players kept their sticks down and respected each other’s livelihood. Full-out face-guards ruined the college game, arguably got Travis Roy’s neck broken among others’ as sticks up into the boards became the rule rather than the exception, and the clean open-ice hits died away. Still, visors would help with pucks if nothing else. The face-shots into the boards that are the highlight of the season so far will have to be dealt with otherwise by the NHL: Not Halting the Lunacy.

  88. I’m not going to be the one to tell Cyclops that he has to take off his visor in a fight

  89. Leetchhalloffame on

    Sam Rosen was Sam Rosenbaum, not Rosenbloom. Know his family personally

  90. Worry in order of importance:

    1. Loss of the eye,
    2. Concussion, because of previous history.
    3. Fracture

    If he can somehow walk away without any of the above,,, it will be a miracle.

  91. _Guys aren’t going to wear them their whole life and then take them off at the NHL level._

    That’s exactly what does happen, Månnu…

  92. Werewolves today are out in daylight! Must be the global warming or unprecedented underwater seismic activity. Now that there’s no Pope, they think they are immune to ecclesiastical admonition. I scrolled through and I see a fair number of yiz are on yizzes game!

  93. Manny, I’ve seen guys fight in men’s league action where they drop one glove to grab with and keep the glove on their swing hand so as not to break it on the opponents helmet or mask. You can pound ’em good pretty good with a glove on.

  94. _You might as well fight with your hockey gloves on to protect your hand from the other idiot’s visor._

    Eventually this will be a rule too.

  95. _You can pound ‘em good pretty good with a glove on._

    Are we still doing the thinly veiled wiener jokes thing?

  96. Don’t remember now who was involved, but some years ago, a player fought without dropping the gloves and was roundly criticized for being a Mary Lou.

  97. It does, LW? I really just assumed it was like that.

    All I know is from riding dirt bikes (which is trashy I know). But I am much worse with a helmet than without. And it’s stupid but I feel impeded with the helmet. Doesn’t mean I don’t/didn’t wear one.

    I think some players are the same way with visors.

  98. Any player currently without shield who watches the super slow-mo of that play….you would think would at least reconsider their choices. Especially this team, the way they go down on the ice to block shots.

  99. Rob in Beantown on

    They’re more likely to get rid of face cages at the college and amateur level than to implement them at the NHL level. Not sure if that is smart or not, but it seems to be the way things are moving.

  100. God. If Guys wear full cages they will have to punch each other in the Bickels during fights.

    I know Ft Gy. It’s REALLY trashy but I grew up in the sticks and before licenses that is how we got around.

  101. When you get back from riding dirt bikes, do you eat one of those hungry man frozen meals?

  102. _If Guys wear full cages they will have to punch each other in the Bickels during fights._

    So NHL fights would become every night that I get to hang out with my old HS friends? Sounds pretty awesome.

  103. Mistr D, IMHO, in the thinly veiled wiener joke world, pounding usually implies there is a ” willing” recipient or partner. on the other hand, rbbng 1 ..t perhaps better describes activity of s solo nature.

  104. Cages are the way to go…not just visors….

    Enough of the macho stuff…

    it ain’t cool when there is no honor left in the League…

    Players from the 60s and 70s are way tougher than the players of today…

  105. _Players from the 60s and 70s are way tougher than the players of today…_

    Players from the 60s and 70s were also way smaller and slower than the players of today.

  106. I agree – pund for pund Gordie Howe was a tough SOB, but these days he’d get pounded by some of these palookas who probably take UFC lessons all summer

    Gordie v Prust would be a ppv event!

  107. Haha. Yea Mstr D. High School (hgh schl) hangouts (hngts) rule.

    Um. NYR? Not vibin’ on that one. I still think plastic body armor does more damage than good. I can’t support making it necessary to wear a visor. I can agree it’s dumb not to. But come on. The only people that should demand they do it is their wives, siblings, children, etc.

  108. I think that garbage that guys used to have more respect is BS. There also used to be more fights that spill into the stands and more fights in the stands in general. Guys used to fight with sticks. Guys use to cheap shot each other into retirement.

  109. Gordie, when asked why players wore cups, but not helmets” “You can always get someone to do your thinking for you.”

  110. “Fun fact of the day. Sam Rosen = Sam Rosenbloom”

    For the record his family actually spells it Rosenblum.

  111. I don’t agree on cages. Not even around a lion show. You come to a circus, you take your chances.

  112. So long as they are pieces of garbage players like Kaleta or Rafi Torres in the league, there will be problems with respect…

    It used to be : You respected your opponent because you knew they would chop your leg with a slash if you didn’t…

    But they wouldn’t charge you from behind and try to make you braindead

  113. eddie eddie eddie on

    i have to lock mine in a cage at night as it likes to sleepwalk around the city

  114. Who cheap-shotted whom into retirement way back? And was it by pushing jersey numbers into the boards? If so, then it’s true the respect level was no better.

  115. Game’s changed. Mandatory helmets and third man in changed the game. Carcillo pummeling Gabby wouldn’t of happened before the 3rd man in rule.

  116. Manny, you’ll never stop freak accidents from happening…but that is not the sole reason why I feel players should wear cages…

    Players need to wear cages because the awful culture that has taken hold in the NHL…and that is due to TOO MUCH EQUIPMENT.

    I think you will always have the risk of freak accidents in the game of ice hockey…you can only try to make it safer…

  117. If,Staalsie was wearing a visor, he would have returned to the bench and asked the equipment mgr to wipe the puck mark off.

  118. “Accidents will happen
    They’re only hit and run
    You used to be a victim now you’re not the only one
    Accidents will happen
    They’re only hit and run
    I don’t want to hear it cause I know what I’ve done” – Elvis Costello

  119. Phoebe Cates – Phoebe Katz
    Cary Grant – Archibald Leach
    Sting – Gordon Sumner
    Tony Curtis – Bernard Schwartz
    Walter Matthau – Walter Matuschanskayasky
    Muddy Waters – McKinley Morganfield

  120. I wouldn’t have wanted to be a linesman when there was no third man in penalty. And, take a look at some youtubes when benches would empty onto the ice. Wow.

  121. eddie eddie eddie on

    kooz – that dang wang crawled off an hour and I have no idea where it is

  122. eddie eddie eddie on

    papa bear – i never typed those words…..must have been that imposter e3

  123. bull dog line on

    the elimination of the instigator, and bench clearing brawls is what gives the Rinaldos, and Patchorety, of the world there courage. those days there was a price to be payed for cheap shots. I remember a big one with the Rangers and Hawks. Dave Maloney knocked down Steve Larmer just after he scored, and Jack O’Callahan cheap shotted Dave Maloney. the benches emptied big time on that one. O’Callahan payed the price.

  124. I agree with Bull Dog. We have to get rid of the instigator. Immediately. The old days, that everyone loves (OLD TIME HOCKEY) the players policed the game themselves.

  125. I laughed for five minutes straight after last night’s newbear post re: garlic, etc.

  126. 1) get at least 1 zebra off the ice

    2) get rid of the instigator

    3) make boarding a mandatory 5 minute major…

  127. I think baseball should have a designated goon who can’t field or hit, but protects his pitcher when the mound is charged. :)

  128. I fear for the worst with Staal. I hate to say it but…I don’t think I’ve ever seen a puck to the eye like that. If he just has a broken orbital bone…he got off really lucky…just sayin’

  129. Inspector Clouseau on

    Darn auto spell, Mr. Coos. Oh well, back to work. The criminals never sleep, nor does Clouseau.

  130. Saw so many bad falls in Show Jumping, I couldn’t watch half the time when my young daughter approached the high fences. Like the Staal family maybe watching last night’s game.

  131. Ya think Gabby can fill-in for Staalsie while he’s out. We won’t miss any offense up front.

  132. Gaby just cannot play the boards. May as well let him float – if he will promise to keep his legs moving.

  133. Coos, he played well last night. Keep him with Miller and Cally for few. See where it goes.

  134. Look folks we had better get used to it. It is obvious that anyone originating between the
    Rhine and the Volga ( excepting the Deutch Und Ostereichers of course), are in their own way telling us all. WE don';t need your steeenking vowels to write or speak. We say rl together we say rl, and so dere. How bout dat?

  135. At lease he got a few decent shots off last night. What speed and natural talent! Mystery man.

  136. If you’re going to complain about a point and 5 shots in a winning effort, you were probably going to complain no matter what.

  137. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    First of all I think hamr is McCabe version 2.0 minus the loss of a draft pick.

    Mcilrath, according to the organizational reports I have read in the past, is an above average skater. He isn’t mcdonut or anything, but not slow.

    Of course I don’t think mdz is a very fast skater, but the announcer on the broadcast last night said mdz could really skate.

    I guess there are various opinions and degrees of fast and slow skaters

    Mcilrath more than likely would have been a call up this season until he knee injury. I would be quite surprised if he isn’t playing here next season.

  138. Gabby will prob come back next year and score 40+ goals again. Between the half season, his surgery and switching to LW to start the year he’s just been fighting it since day 1. Well except for that 5 goals in 2 games thing

  139. @DaveLozo@ Rangers just updated Marc Staal’s status. He was examined by two doctors and both say he will make a full recovery. He’s out indefinitely.

  140. ?@KatieStrangESPN@ #NYR Rangers release statement that Marc Staal has made significant improvement from last night and is expected to make full recovery

  141. @stevezipay@
    Breaking: Doctors say Marc Staal will be sidelined indefinitely but expect a full recovery

  142. @RothmanHockey@

    #Rangers say Marc Staal was examined by two doctors, who say they expect Staal to make a full recovery. He’s out indefinitely.

  143. @RothmanHockey@

    Full text coming: “Following an injury suffered in last night’s game vs. Philadelphia, Marc Staal was examined today in New York by …”
    “Dr. Mark Fromer, ophthalmologist, and Dr. Mendel Markowitz, maxillofacial surgeon. The injury has improved significantly…”
    “… and both doctors are optimistic that Marc will make a full recovery. Staal will be sidelined indefinitely.”

  144. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I also think Staal will miss a similar amount of time as malhotra did

  145. I guess we will know the answer to that Wcky when we hear if Staal is showing up at the complex with an eye bandage or eye patch of some sort.

  146. Hi All, I have 2 Tickets for Rangers @ Islanders tomorrow at Nassau. $65 face value, unfortunately I can’t go, shoot me an e-mail please – stfraw(at)yahoo.com

  147. Next Friday night your all invited
    To dance from eight to five
    All the fishes still alive
    Are having a ball

    Its some affair, they’ll all be there
    From the herring to the whale
    They’ll turn out to shake a scale
    In Neptune’s Hall

    Come along and follow me
    To the bottom of the sea
    We’ll join in the Jamboree
    At the Codfish Ball

    Lobsters dancing in a row
    Shuffle off to Buffalo
    Jelly fish sway to and fro
    At the Codfish Ball

    Finnan haddie leads the eel
    Through an Irish reel
    The catfish is a dancing man
    But he can’t can-can like the sardine can

    Tunas trucking left and right
    Minnows mooching, what a night
    There won’t be a hook in site
    At the Codfish Ball

  148. the question is whether he needs surgery or not. If he doesn’t then there is no reason why he can’t come down once he has full vision (aka when the swelling goes down)

  149. Czechthemout!!! on

    I say he is probably out a week or two. They stepped up last year without him, they will have to again.

  150. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    So happy to hear about #18. Seems to be a solid individual. He is a huge part of this team.

    As usual, the press release is typically evasive. Now that we have Roman, we can deal.

  151. It’ll be pretty intimidating if Staalsy is out there clearing the crease with a pirate eye patch

    Arghh ye maties

  152. Thank God staal escaped what could have been career threatening. Wishing him a speedy recovery and a quick return . Now let’s kick some fishstick ass tomorrow night!!

  153. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Seems Hamrlik gets a pretty big cap hit, as per Brooksie. If I am reading right, $3.5M. After all this, Wade Redden is looking a little better. :)

  154. Sioux-per-man on

    Carp – Did you notice Hamrlik was playing in the NHL before JT MILLER was even born!!!

    Del Zotto was 2 yrs old
    McDonagh – 3yrs old
    Stall – 5 yrs old
    Girardi – 8 yrs old

    I’m thinking it was a good pick up for experience alone.

    Hemrlik & Nash have something in common. They are the only 2 players taken #1 in their draft year.

    I’m thinking he will hold his own on this team come playoffs. Bickel will be called on to do some heavy lifting, just not so much to play defense.

  155. Sioux-per-man on

    Matty – I thought when you are claimed off waivers the other team has to pay half his salary? Wouldn’t the caps have to take 1/2 of the hit?

    Who’s the cap guru here?

  156. Love that idea, Ft Gy. Staal needs a total p-eye-rate makeover. Way more blousy sweater, eye patch, peg leg, etc.

  157. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Yep. Capgeek says the hit is $3.5M. I wonder how the boneheads feel about this one. I don’t get it. He’s 39 and slow as molasses. He does have a shot and could be better than what we currently have on the PP point, if he has a pulse. But $3.5M????

    I don’t get that at all. We are carrying so many extra d-men, it’s now silly. We now have just over $1M cap space left. Forget a trade deadline deal.

  158. Sioux – that’s under the old CBA. There is no salary relief under this CBA. The cap hit is pro-rated though so it should be less than half. NYR should have about $6M at the deadline (see below).

    @TheWrage@
    Disagree with those who says NYR lose cap flexibility w/ Hamrlik claim. Barring other moves, team can take on almost $6 mill at deadline.

  159. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Take a look at Capgeek.com. I’d like to say they’re inaccurate. $6M sounds great.

  160. Yea. I apologize. I worded it wrong. The Cap Hit is the full cap hit but the salary is pro-rated.

    “The Rangers assume the 38-year-old defenseman’s $3.5 million cap hit and his remaining salary. Washington gets the corresponding salary cap relief.” – Washington Post

    “Hamrlik is in the final year of a two-year, $7 million contract that carries an annual average value of $3.5 million against the salary cap. New York will now be responsible for that cap hit, as well as the remaining prorated portion of the contract.” – SBNation

  161. Any talk that Staal will be playing hockey this season again, let alone in a couple of weeks, is very premature at this point…

    He is expected to make a full recovery…That is great news but let’s not get our hopes up that he’s going to be skating in April….

  162. @TheWrage@ Plus every day under the cap you “bank” cap space towards deadline, allowing you to acquire larger cap hits.

  163. Sioux-per-man on

    Thanks Mnny.

    Washington isn’t going to make the playoffs this year. They are dumping salary and playing the youth. Hemrlik’s stats were good in the playoffs, he was +8, he has a shot from the point, looks like he can still play. He isn’t going to be called on to play 20-30 minutes, but if he can give 10-15 solid minutes, and help the power play, why not pick him up for leadership in the playoffs?

    Gilroy will get the back burner, but you never know, lots of hockey to be played. And after last night, injuries are a part of the game, and can happen in a split second.

  164. CAP ADVANTAGE RECAPTURE (Roberto Luongo Rule)
    Teams receiving a “cap advantage” from long-term contracts — defined as seven years or more — will be penalized in the event the player retires or “defects” from the NHL before the contract expires. A team receives a “cap advantage” when the player’s actual salary exceeds his cap hit in a given year.
    Following retirement/defection, the “advantage” will be “recaptured” and charged against the club’s cap in equal amounts each year until the contract expires. This penalty applies to any team that received a cap advantage from the contract — ie. a traded contract — except in the event that the trade occurred prior to the new CBA coming into place in January 2013.
    The specifics of the penalty and exactly how it is calculated remain vague at this time.

    http://www.capgeek.com/faq/new-cba-details.php

  165. Sioux, that’s re-entry waivers (aka Avery waivers). That was abolished in the new CBA I’m told.

    but this wouldn’t be re-entry waivers anyway.

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