Rangers tickets going up an average of 4 percent; Knicks 6.4 percent

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From MSG:

NEW YORK KNICKS AND NEW YORK RANGERS RELEASE 2013-14 SEASON TICKET INFORMATION

New York, NY, March 11, 2013 – The New York Knickerbockers and New York Rangers today released season ticket information for the 2013-14 seasons. Knicks season ticket prices will increase an average of 6.4%, and Rangers will increase an average of 4%. Season ticket holders will be contacted directly by their service representative with specific information on their account in the coming weeks. Knicks season tickets were sold out for the third consecutive year and Rangers for the sixth consecutive year for the 2012-13 seasons.

Knicks and Rangers season tickets will be offered at 26 different price points for each team. A number of flexible payment plan options are available for all season ticket holders. Exclusive benefits include:

–          Savings vs. individual game tickets;

–          Access to special events with current players and alumni, such as meet and greets, forums, and interactive fan fests;

–          First option to buy playoff tickets and for seat upgrades;

–          Online ticketing services with ability to make real-time payments, track ticket usage, email tickets to friends or clients and buy or sell tickets;

–          Special rewards for paying with a Chase card;

–          And a dedicated service representative to provide assistance for all account needs.

When the Knicks and Rangers return for the 2013-14 seasons Madison Square Garden will unveil the third and final phase of the Arena’s comprehensive, top-to-bottom Transformation. The two spectacular new Chase Bridges and new expanded Chase Square entrance off 7th Avenue will debut, as well as the new Budweiser Fan Deck (10th floor), new state-of-the-art GardenVision center-hung scoreboard, 18 completely remodeled suites on the 9th floor, and the iconic Garden ceiling will be restored. The historic, three-year nearly $1 billion Transformation of Madison Square Garden has provided fans with an upgraded experience and enhanced amenities from the first row to the last. From the expanded concourses and first-class food and beverage options, to the larger, more comfortable seats and enhanced sightlines, to the special exhibits celebrating The Garden’s unrivaled history, the new state-of-the-art Arena reinforces the building’s position as The World’s Most Famous Arena.

Fans interested in new season ticket plans for the Knicks and Rangers 2013-14 seasons should call 212-465-6073 or visit NYKnicks.com or NYRangers.com for more information. Knicks and Rangers individual tickets, partial plans and tickets on the Chase Bridges will go on sale in the fall.

 

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  1. I like the idea of getting Dan Boyle back in a trade. Right-handed shooting D-Man playing top pair minutes in San Jose. I guess we could throw one of our D-Men into that deal since we would be getting a solid D-Man back.

  2. Doodie Machetto on

    BTW, this average ticket increase stuff is bull. Last year they said average of 6% and my tickets went up 36%. And I know I wasn’t alone.

  3. eddie eddie eddie on

    Bulldog – Clowe for Boyle will never happen

    Not that I would trade anybody but…….

    Clowe/Pavelski for Boyle/Kreider/thomas

    who wins that fantasy trade?

  4. is anybody having trouble viewing the new post? is it not at the top of the page? Is it below the previous post?

    WTB?

  5. Carp: I think it has to do with the “time” it was posted. This post say 1:05 AM on March 11th. Therefore, in the timeline that is the front page, it would go behind the other post. Something similar was happening this morning actually.

  6. Sioux-per-man on

    Doodie – If you don’t mind me asking what do you pay for season tickets to the Rangers?

  7. On your dashboard you should be able to edit the time this article was posted. If you make it, say 5PM then it should hop up to the top on the timeline. As it stands, the blog dashboard thinks that it’s posted earlier than the game review and thus sorted it accordingly.

    Or we could just wait until a brand new post goes up and forget this ever happened. It will be known as the day the entire blog BANJ’d.

  8. fixed it. Thanks. Now where is BANJ? And Linda? And Tiki (can’t believe I’m saying that one)? And CTB? and Orr?

  9. You can feel free to delete my previous few posts of moronic drivel detailing my assessment of what went wrong. I won’t be insulted.

    Dan Boyle > Brian Boyle > Hamrlik > CABER

  10. *Workers of the world unite……….Don’t pay the 4%*

    unless they reduce the cost of food and beverage by 8%

    or

    sign Perry when he hits the market

  11. Moderation Guy on

    Carp, just to let you know I took care of the *Saturday* problem……Pro bono.

  12. Good call Carp. I also rejoice that the Supreme Court says I am once again permitted to have a big soda. I’m a big boy!

  13. Soda drinkers of the world unit……Two medium sodas for the price of 1…don’t tell Bloomy.

  14. Doodie Machetto on

    Attn everyone not named ilb (nothing personal, you just give so much):

    If you or someone you are close to knows of any available entry-level nursing jobs, Mrs. Machetto could really use your help. Since she began looking for jobs in December, she’s applied to nearly 75 jobs and hasn’t even gotten a nibble. Now, we aren’t destitute in terms of money, but she honestly just needs to get out of the house and work before she goes crazy.

    That is all. You may resume your boneheaded banter.

  15. Take your grimy mitts off my giant soda, you vertically challenged billionaire fashisti frog! And I say that Mr. Mayor with a clear conscience because some of my best friends are fashisti frogs.

  16. Hey kid,,,,I know where we can score some large sprites. You in? …..good, follow me.

  17. ‘Two ice cream cones, please.”

    “Two? You can’t have two kid, it’s against the law.”

    “One’s for my friend, Zippy.”

    “Yeah, well bring that Zippy in here, let me have a look at him.”

  18. Doodie,

    To continue from the previous post I totally hear what you’re saying and understand the logistics of what went into that deal going down. However, I still stand by my point which was just that any of these quirky deals could happen depending on one organizations thoughts and a variety of other factors.
    I’ll reiterate what I said earlier- this isn’t because I’m thinking Boyle for Clowe would happen, just that something that one sided wouldn’t shock me. Like you said before- No one expected Jagr’s resurgence. And Washington was in bad financial shape at the time and had a 6 million dollar contract that he wasn’t even coming close to earning.
    But put another organization into that same scenario and maybe they do things differently. Maybe a different GM shops Kolzig or an aging Bondra/Lang to shed salary because they feel like Jagr has the most skill on the team. Just saying you never know. that’s all

    PS- good trivia Q- what two current Rangers played for the Caps that year Jagr was traded to NY?

  19. Staalsie…..Trickle down….. It still hurts the working man…Bayonne guy who cleans my septic tank got season ticks this year. ….Cost of my last cleaning, he clobbered me…………Always trickles down to the working stiff.

  20. already resolved to stop paying for tickets because of the lockout – this is basically the final nail in the coffin

  21. hey Manny that was cute how you slipped in that Dubinsky and Anisimov aren’t top 6 forwards on this team when I can recall distinctly you were defending to the death that they were top 6 forwards on last year’s team which, oddly enough, is when that trade was made.

  22. Bloomberg acts like the people of NY are mindless cattle. Not everyone ordering a large soda in the city of New York needs to be saved from themselves and educated on nutrition..

  23. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    If we get a d man from San Jose, it needs to be Murray

    Bieksa is really the D we need and I would send the mad bomber and whomever ever packing to Vancouver to get him (within reason)

    Obrien from Colorado would be a good inexpensive 5/6 guy for us.

  24. Daddy, can I have a new horse farm? My old one is all dirty.

    Of course you can, dear, soon as I sign this soda edict.

  25. We have sports in order to not die of the truth. Does the US Army covet North Korean generals?

  26. are the folks who don’t want Dan Boyle watching a Ranger team where Anton Stralman, Matt Gilroy and Stu Bickel aren’t members of the roster

  27. Dennis Rodman’s Diplomacy…..leaves meeting with Kim Jong, within hours, nuclear Armageddon likely

  28. McD about now sitting down to sliced potato dinner smothered in Blackbush triple distilled.

  29. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    People who want Boyle as a d man on the roster that is already play doh soft, clearly don’t want this team to win a cup anytime soon

  30. Kim Jong-un: You funny person, big black man. Bouncy ball for me. Take off shoe, let me see real feet. BONZAI!

  31. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Papa
    Next 3 seasons

    I repeat our D corps as presently constructed, soft as playdoh

  32. Bieksa would be a DREAM, Wicky. But I believe he will have to remain a dream (At least until 2016).

  33. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    Hilarious comment by Kenny and Dave yesterday on the radio about walking to the Arena for the game vs the Caps yesterday morning; and how Dave is in better shape than Roman Hamrlik.

    Apparently Maloney loves walking to the arenas.

  34. Fred Shero to ’79 Rangers: “We’ve got a big crowd out there tonight, boys. What say we put out those cigarettes and stow all that Courvoisier and Budweiser in the cooler for a couple hours?”

  35. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I have zippo problem replacing Stralman, gilroy (please do), and Bickel and even adding slew foot Boyle. As long as you add obrien and bieksa as well

  36. Dave Maloney, good analyst ….I thought he was gonna be an all star when I first saw him play as a teenager. Tells you about my eye for talent.

  37. “Greshner has those young legs, Jim, and that young Maloney’s got some head of hair”

  38. Also thought Leetch was too small when they drafted him. Had my doubts, but he blew them out of the water when I saw him play a college game live. Unbelievable skill.

  39. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Remember, we are talking about a d corps that one of our “tough” d men got bongo’d to the brink of death by semin.

  40. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Am I supposed to be excited about the hamerlik claim?

    I thought it was a terrible claim and he addresses nothing IMHO except cap space.

  41. If Leatch came home at night and they told him his house had burned down and his family and dog died, he would say, “Well, guess this is not my day.”

  42. that this team was forced to claim Hamrlik should offset any fears you might have about Dan Boyle’s “soft” play

  43. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Again, I fail to see how adding Hamrlik makes it logical to add Boyle. It makes it even less logical in my mind.

    If you are simply talking about lack of depth (which I assume you are), we can’t afford Boyle with hamrlik on the cap. Not and address forward issues.

    We need toughness addressed far more than anything else on D.

  44. gregm_oldsection403 on

    MSG is going to run into trouble with its ticket prices soon, just like many of other area teams who jacked prices after getting new stadiums (yes, MSG isn’t ‘new’ but they spent a billion to renovate it).

    Anyway, after the bloom of the new stadiums wears off, the teams are having trouble. The NYY have had to lower prices a couple of times over the past 2 seasons because they are having trouble selling tickets. The NYM…well, they stink, but they have had to drop prices too.

    The NYJ and NYG only have 8 games to sell, so it is a little easier for them, but both teams advertise tickets well into the season.

    MSG will be in the same boat in 1 or 2 years even if the Knicks and Rangers are good. And god forbid if one of the MSG teams stink.

  45. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    And let’s not forget how tough mcdonut is, he gets abused post whistle by Hartnell and lucic among others every chance they get and he lost a fight to Adam henrique…ADAM HENRIQUE…in the playoffs last year.

  46. maybe I’m missing the part where you stated Roman Hamrlik, Anton Stralman, Matt Gilroy and Stu Bickel are all better options than Dan Boyle

  47. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Lloyd – Brian Boyle for Thornton, Marleau, Pavelski, Clowe, 2 #1’s and a #2

    I say not enough – rangers need more coming back

  48. Dan Boyle has a cap hit of…hold your breath….$6.7M. Which is, more than we have space for. Even if we trade Boyle in that move.

    So Clowe = $3.6 and Boyle = $6.7

    That means you guys are trying to add more than $10M in cap space. Who are we moving to get a solid, but soft, D-Man who will play on our 3rd pair (depending on who we move) and free up that massive amount of space?

    Again, highest paid D-Man cannot play on our 3rd pair.

  49. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I never did. You are missing the point. The way this D is soft the last thing it needs is another soft d man. That is the point.

    They need toughness back there right now, not Dan Boyle.

  50. My son told me he recently read where Richards gives the highest % of his salary to charity of any NHL player.

  51. yes but none of this has been about money except some notion that Boyle is too soft and thus makes the team worse than Stralman, Bickel, Gilroy et al.

  52. iDoodie Machetto on

    JG, I’m not saying lopsided deals don’t happen, just that Jagr was a special, nonhockey related circumstance. And his contract was 11 million. Rangers were only on the hook for 6 or 7. I forget whether the million deferred came out of Caps’ 4 or in additionto it.

  53. Wicky is right that we need a good physical D-Man who can drop the mits. Especially over Gilroy, Hamrlickin’, Stralman, Eminger and Co. Team needs a D-Man who can throw ’em to protect Fragile Staal who is a magnet for freak injuries.

  54. Without any NHL ready prospects this year it makes me wonder if Sather would have interest in attempting to sign Leopold in the summer. Or even trying to get the right package together for a guy like Keith Yandle.
    What’s the point of grabbing depth players on D if Sauer isn’t coming back and there’s a concern for toughness?

    Staal, McD, Leopold, Girardi, Del Zotto and Stralman. Eh people would still find something to complain about with that top 6.

  55. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Let me break this down another way for you

    If out top 7 dmen were obrien, Bickel, mcquaid, coburn, mcilrath, orpik, and bieksa in no particular order, then yes adding Dan Boyle would make perfect sense.

    Although at his salary he is an iffy add cap wise any time.

  56. Just saw the Semin Bongo job on Staal. 4got about that one. Either one should have been made to wer a dress after that’s one.

  57. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    James
    Valid point, I honestly think mcilrath would have been a call up at some point this season (whether he succeeded or not during the call up tbd), the knee injury set him back IMHO from the call up this season.

    But I could be incorrect on this

  58. Kim Jong-un, the North on

    You no harlem shake around here big boy! You eat too much you go now.

  59. You likee infected sprouts and bay worms, skyscraper man? I no bombee Detroit for you.

  60. Wick, I honestly haven’t seen or heard much on Mcilrath aside from what I hear from other fans. Once healthy again, I’d prefer to see him play well and be promoted before they take on a big contract for a top 6 dman.
    But as I continue to read posts I’m not sure what people think is the bigger need. Is it a quality dman? or a bruiser? because there’s only a select bunch that play tough and are legitimately skilled- ie- Chara, Weber, Bieska and several others. Guys Sather isn’t getting his hands on.

  61. Thx. As we discuss this it’s dawned on me that it’s actually been quite some time since the Rangers chose to go after or have signed a big name on defense.
    McD came over as a highly regarded prospect but that’s about it. When was the last time they brought in a guy for D that wasn’t a Woywitka or Eminger type?

  62. Kim Jong-un, the North on

    Ha ha you bounce-y ball for me black man. You make me laugh funny man. You funny round eye.

  63. LOL, Carp. What are the odds of Ozo getting brought up right around St Patty’s Day?? (teehee)

  64. Kim Jong-un, the North on

    Wife have baby. I boom boom long time.
    I likey you sailor man. Show me big feet I give you more kimchi.

  65. Bloomberg’s Law = Slapped down by Judge

    Can’t wait to get a Big Gulp and celebrate…

  66. Bob Lanier. Size 22. saw him barefooted, thought he was he was standing on two Rottweilers.

  67. Sioux-per-man on

    I think when McIlrath is ready he is the 6th guy on Defense. He’s big, has grit, and can hit like a truck.

    Let him finish Buckeboom 101 first.

    We will have 2 Mac Trucks on the Blue line, one will skate-score-and shut you down. While the other one will knock you down or KNOCK you OUT!!!

    Now with Kreider finding his way with the Whale, he will only be stronger come playoffs, he will take over either Pyatt or Boyle minutes in the future.

    Hags, Miller, Stepan, McDonagh, Del Zotto get better with each game. We are so lucky to have such a young team, that is already a cup contender. With the new salary cap coming down next year, this team is going to be contending year after year.

  68. NYR – new a girl in high school who went by that name, Big Gulp.. Had a sister, Little Slurpee.

  69. Hahaha. I was just reading the story about the judge shooting down Bloomberg’s soda law, and he called it “arbitrary and capricious” which is what Kramer said to Dean Jones.

    She replied, “Your fly’s open.”

  70. Brother John showing love for Jim Harbaugh,……..Anquan Boldin for a 6th Round Pick.

  71. I want my colored sugar water, diabetes/ obesity epidemic be damned!

    what health care crisis?

  72. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hmmmm the purple ones? Or the white ones? Or the blue ones? Or the green ones? Or the yellow ones? Or the white and yellow ones? Or the red and purple and white? Or the pink ones. ….

  73. SufferingSince79 on

    This your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

  74. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    SO, MR. Dolan, Mr. Sather, Torts, ANY WORD ON STAAL? ANY DIAGNOSIS YET????

  75. Just catching up on the stuff on the board today and all the trade talk. I just remind people there is a salary cap and based on Dreger’s report of the players taking 20% instead of the usual 10% escrow it sounds like business isn’t as booming as Gary likes to let on which entails means be wary of the Cap going down.

  76. For Those About To Evrock on

    Can anyone explain to me exactly what the maximum of 50 players signed per team actually means? Is it a maximum per year or a maximum at one time? Can the Rangers just trade an unimportant minor league player for a draft pick to open another spot to sign someone? I’m just trying to understand better what’s going on with Zuccs. T’anks!

  77. With that being said. Before everyone starts adding payroll to this team. Start calculating into whatever empty space is available towards paying raises to the likes of Hagelin, Stepan and McDonagh this off-season. McD only at 1.7 now (will ask for at least 3.5 maybe more) Stepan and Hagelin both make 875K, think they might want a raise considering some people on this board are funny enough to think they are better than top line players on the Penguins (you know 20 goal scorers with Cups on their resume).

    And before you keep wanting to add depth. Just remember the following year, raises will be owed to Girardi, Cally and Hank while losing the automatic 20 goals of Gabby and his 6 mil cap hit (no matter what people think of him). About 1/2 of that 6 mil off will be used for Girardi and Cally raises.

    But hey, we will still have a 7.8 mil cap hit on 1 guy so hopefully he will score ALL of their goals.

  78. It means you can have 50 players under your property at any time. Those include current NHL 23 man roster, AHL property, draft picks playing juniors, college etc. That’s why you see guys playing for CT in AHL that are not Rangers property like when NYR decided to sign JAM after a good AHL season.

  79. “Hahaha. I was just reading the story about the judge shooting down Bloomberg’s soda law, and he called it “arbitrary and capricious” which is what Kramer said to Dean Jones.”

    CARP, holy crap! I had that thought instantaneously upon reading the judge’s comments.

  80. In desperation, NY Mets have signed a horse to play left field. Reputedly good glove, can rip the leather off the ball. Played today in Port St. Lucie. First at bat, slammed a rocket off the center field wall, stood at plate admiring it. “Dammit, run!” hollered Terry Collins. Horse says, “are you kidding, if I could run, I’d be at Belmont,”

  81. For Those About To Evrock on

    So I’m correct in assuming that the Rangers could trade a low-level AHL player for a draft pick to open up a contract spot?

  82. Someone better look out for Carp because if he saw what just happened in that OTT-BOS skills competition his head would explode. A point was almost decided on a guy trying something you’d see in an All-Star competition. I don’t hate the shootout (necessary evil) but when stuff like that happens, there’s gotta be a better way. Ties are not the answer. Fan shells out $100 wants to see a result. You don’t go to the movies, play etc. and not see an ending.

  83. stranger nation on

    surf and turf at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Saratoga National or the Big Sandy, Belmont are my three favs

  84. Admiral Akbar on

    Daugevins almost decided another game without even shooting a puck.

    I would rather have a ‘tie’ as a result, than a ‘winner’ of this assinine shootout garbage they’re trying to pass for hockey.

  85. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Santa?

    S.nation – I love Del Mar…. Only a 6 week season…. But what a gas gas gas

  86. stranger nation on

    3CP – whats your call?

    Last couple of years Glen Savior has been bringing in over the hill out of shape Dmen to shore up the backline…good thing we didnt do THAT this season!

  87. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Played 2 games of G/15 – lost as white to a lower rated player….. Won as black vs a higher rated player – go figure

  88. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I got my back against the flushing machine. You know what I mean, might as well dump.

  89. Once Upon a Midnight dreary, as I pondered, weak and weary,
    Tales of old, forgotten Orr…

  90. Avery’s definition of torts: laws which deal with situations where a person’s behavior has unfairly caused someone to suffer loss, or harm.

  91. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Avery is missed. Such a shame that didn’t work out. I was really bummed when he was sent down.

  92. stranger nation on

    Solana Beach and Del Mar were my favs – PB could turn into Public Bathroom at night, but beach was great and chicas were abound

  93. stranger nation on

    3CP – but WHO would you trade and dont forget to factor cap hit, future Ranger signings, TOI, Sathers mood ring, 4th line impact and other bs…

  94. I have a ton of Washing to do. I haven’t been Well,man. Think I might have gotten Crabbs from my Beagle.

  95. stranger nation on

    coos – careful of the sequester, our 3.7T economy cannot handle any cuts in services

    and THAT from a former LaFolette liberal!

  96. Maybe we can get Vanek from Buffalo… they look like they’re done already

    or maybe a guy like Tomas Fleischmann from Florida…

  97. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hank/Nash/mcD for Tom pot head. Talk about a fleece – do it slats – can’t see the caps doing it tho

  98. Prust has grown as per the official roster of Montreal. He’s gained two inches since he left NY. Must be the brisk Canadian air.

  99. Nash and Crosby seem to be the only NHL players who were automobiles in their previous existence.

  100. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Kooze – funny moment once in a “club for men” saw a sign above a door leading to private quarters that read “members only” imagined a line of chairs with a bunch of “members” sitting upon them… Still cracks me up

  101. Once saw a sign above an elevator next to a flight of stairs that said, “Fitness Club, 2nd Floor.” Six guys carrying gym bags were waiting for the elevator.

  102. One comment about ticket prices. Became a season ticket holder in 1974 my 300 series tickets were $6.00. When I left in 2009 price was over $ 50.00. Hockey games use to be inexpensive,no more. I really don’t think they who own the team care about the regular fan. I feel sorry for a regular guy who wants to take his kid to MSG for a game. What does an evening coast $ 300 or 400.
    Glad I was there when we won the cup; good luck to you folks who are still waiting.

  103. The matinee is over, thank God – this fan-thasee league is too much to endure.

    I am a barrister just like Manny is, but we go to different bars…

  104. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    What it be Newbear?

    Jeff – it really is crazy isn’t it? You were witness to many great games…..

  105. Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
    The lone and level sands stretch far away

  106. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Being unable to spell is not a sign of low intellect….. Or so I have red.

  107. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I thought Boyle played a great game. There is plenty of room for him on this team if he continues….

  108. For Those About To Evrock on

    Hey Paul in Sunrise, you going to the Panthers game tomorrow night?

  109. “Some people was bor on the third base and they go through life like hit a tripple – Casey Stengel

  110. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    It’s German – gersterline or something like that….

    Newbear – I have trouble spelling the simplest words…. Especially lately. Hope I don’t have a brain tumor…

  111. For Those About To Evrock on

    I felt gypped the other night. Watched the Canadiens trample over the Panthers and didn’t get to see Prust. Didn’t he know I was coming to the game before he decided to dislocate his shoulder?

  112. Some people are bored on third base and they think they have a right to steal your home.

  113. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Some people dancing cheek to cheek ( great line in a 80’s alternative song)

  114. Eddie3, I caught your remark about the red line rule to be put back, I am seriously interested, but , whenever you feel like talking about it

  115. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Newbear – it would slow down the game. Good thing or not? Preventing injuries was my thinking.

  116. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Two line pass was a snort for each nostril then hand the mirror to your neighbor

  117. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I think the Newbear might have more lag on his puter than me… Didnt think that was possible

  118. How about the Old Two Line Pass, well, the concussion squirt league-like stuff need not adopt.
    When my son started playing ice hockey, we had to sign a disclaimer by USA Hockey to acknowledge a possibility of a fatal injury, to wit, scaring more mothers from the sport.

  119. As a kid Dolan asked the old man for a Mickey Mouse Outfit and he bought him the Knicks.

  120. Every time these witless slobberers like Dolan raise prices, I consider voting Democratic.

  121. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Great book kooz – after reading it I went on a Biography jag of justices …. Holmes, William O, frankfurter ….

  122. Daughter just visited friends in Dubai, Abu Dabi Like Disneyland only for real. Miles of desert with watered public areas and vending machines selling gold.

  123. eddie. newbie said to tell you to explain stuff better. give me your answer and I will relay it back to him.

  124. One of them, from Saudi Arabia, threatened to sue Forbes because they had him listed as having only 20 billion. You’d think he’d want to keep that quiet. He and Trump are the only ones who complain that they’re not listed high enough.

  125. We do serious rapid fire here. I suppose it could be confusing until you get used to it.

  126. Comely student to eee: “Would you please slow down!”

    eee: “Certainly, darling, come sit on my lap.”

  127. newbie, we will give you time to speak of what it is. We are very fast here on the night shift. Day shift, they go on.

  128. I think you, eee, have to keep your big toe in the day shift time to time to contribute some life, hockey, and humor. Most appreciate it. Almost all, I think.

  129. newbie, if you ever feel you don’t have anything nice to say about anyone, come sit here next to me.

  130. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Kooz – I disagree – I am largely ignored – just talking to myself – I can do that without typing

  131. Eddie, you ruthless funk, sorry, take it back, but may be it’s true, who knows, that stuff is always right, the pop culture rules..

  132. I used to watch chess on WNET with the big boards explaining the moves, the possibilities. Don’t know why I fell off that wagon. I have a small library of chess books.

  133. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Newb – interpret that – I be having no idear what you be squawking about.

  134. I think they only read each others’ posts, a few of them. If any of them read mine, they would finally type: “What in hell are you talking about?” but they never do. Maybe they don’t want to get my Irish up and take their lumps.

  135. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    The Fischer Spassky match with Shelby Lyman in 72? I remember that well – I have a nice chess library – prolly 8 hundred books and magazines

  136. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I like quite a few people who post here….some good funny smart peeps for the most part.

  137. And I even read those few to get insightful hockey perspectives, but there’s too often a bombastic, solipsistic edge.

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    I try to pretend like we are all having a conversation – include others, be welcoming – acknowledge what people have to say……..

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    We do a lot of dinner parties…. That is the way I treat my guests….many of you, while virtual friends…. Are still friends …..

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    Indeed….. Thanks for the kind words…. Always nice to be appreciated…..this blog is a muse…. For you as well, I spose

  141. Well. this the hour I have to get off the Tullamore and get to sleep, finally… I t was a great ride, gents. Tilll later…

  142. What happened to Tiki? Carp forgives and forgets some of the…whatever it was. He asked for him today.

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    You know who is kind and gentle? Besides our night time regulars? Ilb – that dude is always trying to be inclusive…..

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    Tiki is a hoot – I enjoy him immensely. Miss Jimbo lately too…. And boom boom bath gate

    Rhode Island ranger is another superb mate missing in action…. Many wonderful characters on this blog – carp has cultivated a special special place.

  145. I’ve noticed. He’s one of us. Too sophisticado to be brought down. Very insightful comment he made this AM about ‘europansies.’ He’s so palpably correct, some should be shamed, but he put it nicely and in good humor.

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    Great wit – intelligent and sophomoric ….clever and moronic …..all at the same time – sometimes

  147. I like it here (for one reason of many) because I get to free style verbally and play with language when my agent or editor says I go too far. Hate the overly plotted, commonplace stuff. And also, always a big hockey fan.

  148. Gaby? Mystery. But others are rising. Maybe there is a method to Tort’s madness. I mean, it’s his living, his life. I’m hesitant to contradict him, though it’s fun to do here and there.

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    Agreed – I deal with math geeks (I’m one too) and its nice to discuss the topics we do….. I love the rangers…..and as I said, many of you, I have over for dinner…..you’d like our real life friends – smart and clever (unlike me:) )

  150. yours modesty is becoming, but unwarranted. Vonnegut “and so it goes, and so it goes.” I’ll let you get some winks, wot?

  151. More comfortable seats? are you kidding me? I’m in 211 was in 335 and the seats are definitely smaller. The bathroom lines are much longer. Raise them all you want for the few times i go now.
    got my season tickets in the blue seats in 1976 for $4.25. Now face in what was green is $79.

  152. Larger, more comfortable seats? Not in the blues, and the space between rows is smaller making everybody stand up to let somebody through. After lockout, season subscription blue seats were $26, in 7 years now $53. Dolan!!!!!

  153. This is all because of Tickets Now and TicketExchange. Teams are well aware of the aftermarket demand for seats and know what people will pay. I’m getting priced out myself.

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