Guest blogger: Miami Pimp … “It Doesn’t Matter What Path”

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(Editor’s note: Be aware, or beware, that our very special guest blogger is known for his creative negativity, and the colorful vocabulary with which he describes his beloved Rangers … you know, “bush-league” and “amateur-hour” and “clowns” etc.)

“It Doesn’t Matter What Path”

By Paulo Molina, aka “Miami Pimp”

It was about a year ago that my masterpiece (<-click there) recapped a botched 2011-12 season by the troops and prophesized that this season would be just as big of a flop, with the team destined to “a lot more losing and a whole lot more mediocrity.”

Well, toss me a beret and call me Nostradamus.

The 2012-13 version of your heroes sharpened their blades, tightened their helmets, and draped their capes … but predictably managed to undermine their foreskaters.

It did all start with a lot of promise, as clueless no-talents like Dubinsky, Anisimov, and Erixon were tossed aside for the second-coming-of-the-savior Nash. But like all promises with this team, the result was a broken dream.

The squad sleepwalked through the season, often looking slow and disjointed as they littered the ice with giveaways, missed shots, and overall play so poor it warranted arrests for misdemeanor. Typical words like “amateur hour”, “bush league”, and “Mickey Mouse” grew stale fast as it became far too easy to attach the proverbial adjectives to underperforming clowns like the forgot-how-to-play Richards, the can’t-win-a-faceoff Stepan, and the overhyped-and-utterly-inadequate Boyle.

They somehow managed to wake themselves and their legion of hopeless followers with tolerable play throughout the latter half of the season and in a torturous seven-game grind against the Ovechkin-abandoned Capitals. Lundqvist displayed his mettle by single-glovedly winning the first round, but eventually the dogs-breakfast-of-a-team ended the tease and was rightly mauled by the Bruins in what should have been a 3-and-out.

The result was Sather doing what any logical GM would have in his position. Faced with either keeping a divisive brute or delving into coaching free agency, he lit up a stogie, sided with the always-en-vouge Avery, and “fired this CLOWN!”

Now Croc Monsieur Alain Vigneault takes the helm. A man who has won exactly one fewer Cup than his predecessor, but who’ll be expected to reach the promise land before the biscuit even hits the ice. From day one, he’ll operate beneath the shadows of the Messiah, with every fan probing his every move … hopeful the players love him, perform for him, and play for his BS.

Truth is, does any of it really matter? Tortorella or Vigneault. Richards or no Richards. The Kreider or regular Kreider. We shall toil with wishes and visions of a Cup-go-round at MSG, but know full well that no matter what path they take, these AHLers will assuredly underdeliver. It’s just a matter of when, not if, the team’s struck with the emblematic coup de grâce that arrives every spring.

Which is why though we can’t be certain our friend Robert Frost ever sported a Rangers jersey, his infamous words resonate well:

Two paths diverged over a frozen lake,
And sorry they could not skate both
And be one skater, long the New York Rangers stood
And looked down one as far as they could
To where it bent on the icy plane;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it wasn’t as abrasive and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that moment equally lay
On surface no blade had hollowed thin.
Oh, the New York Rangers tossed the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
They doubted if they should ever come back.

So it stands to reason that I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere about a year hence;
Two paths diverged over a lake, and the New York Rangers,
They took the one less skated on,
And that hasn’t made a heck of a difference.

 

From the gateway to Cuban sandwiches, shark-infested beaches, and abysmal drivers … from Carp’s dream retirement spot … this is Miami Pimp, over and out.

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380 Comments

  1. thought you’d done an arse-about-face and praised the team for a minute there!

    Good read Miami

  2. Entertaining rehash of the Frost’y masterpiece, Miami…no wonder you drip with negativity, down where the ice melts in seconds and the ‘gators prowl. You miss NYC!

  3. Hmmm….poetry? Seriously? Have u ever considered a relocation to balmy, sunny Nottingham. The Midlands are quite nice….and as you stroll thru Sherwood Forest you can write prose of the Nottigham Panthers….enjoy a pint at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Pub-which may be the oldest in the UK..and spare those of us who look foward to each season as a rebirth and the chance to dream again. You could even quote The Bard…because people over there understand that stuff…..but to put poetry on this blogsite…well, quote The Raven…..nevermore!

  4. une tasse à 74 ans et ça continue aka Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    Fire this clown !!….

    An ugly guy knows he’ll never get the beauty queen (except Howard stern ).. the ranger fan

    Fire the clown !!!

  5. As usual, this is excellent Miami- except I am a fan that unfortunately will fall into the everlasting cup of hope that springs eternal. In 1994, I had both of my sons up at 1030pm (they were 2 and 3 months old :0) ) to watch our savior raise the cup and proclaim that they are champions. I told each of them at the time that this may be the only time in their life that they will see a Ranger lift the cup and proclaim greatness. I still hope that is not the case, and that we will at some point get back to the glory land – maybe by the time I am a grandfather, and I can finally rest in peace! Either way, I dont give a dam what opinion you think you are entitled too – I ordered the season tickets, your God Dam Right I did! lol

    Here’s to hope that will spring eternal – thanks Miami

  6. Czechthemout!!! on

    Tallahasee Pimp

    One of the worst written pieces of trash I have ever read! In the spirit of our new incompetent coach, total la pew!! Why dont you try using a pencil next time instead of a crayon so that we think a first grader wrote it instead of a pre school brat. Geez!

  7. Matty "HopeNashIsMonsterInYear2"Boy on

    Ah vintage Miami, second-rate-bush-league, clown of a fake poet, dog’s breakfast eating, cow pie-induced, piece of non-literary rubbish. Shouldn’t make it’s way to this blog, let alone the internet, or a piece of paper.

    That said, nicely done!! :)

  8. Matty "HopeNashIsMonsterInYear2"Boy on

    Coach Sean @6:43, my 2 boys were close to yours in age at 2 and 4 that playoff time in ’94. We had already had seasons since ’86. Knowing PO’s for our team don’t come often, they each came to one PO game in the first round and got to see da boys win.

    They went 2 years ago to PO’s, our last real shot at moving to finals and got a taste.

    How old will my kids and yours be when they have a legit shot to watch the cup raised at MSG (by our team, I mean)?

  9. Matty, Coach Sean- this is how you do it: my son was 10 in 94, and my daughter now is 11 months. Keep them coming, you have a better chance :-)

  10. What an abortion of a blog entry LOL. Legitimate proof that I’ve been on this blog too long- I followed that whole thing knowing exactly where you were coming from with it. ‘Atta boy Miami!!

  11. we should definitely scream “croc Monsieur!” Whenever there’s a good (or terrible) coaching decision from now on

  12. Doodie Machetto on

    Has Vigneault officially been hired? Has Sullivan officially been fired? Any word on Messier’s status with the club moving forward?

  13. I think this guest post completely sums up this here blog in the best way possible. Hockey, Sarcasm and Poetry.

  14. OMG, I think Holmgren has taken lessons from Darth Sater in signing bad contracts. I can’t believe he gave streit a 4 year 7 mill contract, wow. It’s GM’s like that that make it difficult to get reasonable contracts.

  15. Doodie Machetto on

    Tommy, it’s not 7 mil, it’s 5.25. Still high, but not as insane as you thought.

  16. Miami – such invaluable, “must have” feature on this blog…
    Substance notwithstanding, brilliantly written piece of black ink negative poetry in a fountain of infinitive optimism he has to possess, to write like that about his so long loved team. Hat off my bold head!

  17. According to Ilya Bryzgalov’s agent, Ritch Winter, Flyers’ GM Paul Holmgren assured him that Bryzgalov will not be bought out by the team, contrary to a number of recent reports.
    The news is a bit surprising considering all indications were pointing towards both Daniel Briere and Bryz being bought out. The Flyers followed through with their decision on Briere, but apparently are leaning towards keeping their much-maligned goaltender. However, there is some reason to be skeptical, as Holmgren also assured Jeff Carter’s agent back in 2011 that he wouldn’t be traded, only to find Carter on a plane to L.A. a week later. Moreover, with news today that the Flyers are targeting Jonathan Bernier in a trade, Bryz’s future in Philly is still up in the air.
    Related: Daniel Briere, Jeff Carter, Jonathan Bernier
    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
    Jun 19 – 12:54 AM

  18. Daniel Briere has reportedly been told by the Philadelphia Flyers that he will be bought out, according to team sources.
    He will be given a compliance buyout 48 hours after the Stanley Cup Finals is over, which is when those transactions can start occurring. If the Washington Capitals can’t retain the services of Mike Ribeiro, who might be heading for unrestricted free agency, then Briere could be an option there.
    Source: CSN Philadelphia
    Jun 18 – 8:39 PM

  19. According to two NHL sources not associated with the Flyers, CSNPhilly.com is hearing that Anaheim is listening to offers for Bobby Ryan and Philadelphia is interested.
    One source said that there’s still “a lot to be worked out,” but one scenario could see Braydon Coburn and the 11th overall pick in the 2013 draft going to Anaheim for Ryan. It’s not uncommon for the Flyers to be mentioned in several trade rumors, but this off-season could be busy for them since they failed to make the playoffs and they have a difficult cap situation.
    Related: Flyers
    Source: CSN Philadelphia
    Jun 18 – 8:09 PM

  20. …Just wondering (or dying to see) what would be his writing like, if/when Rangers win this Cup.

  21. The Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings have discussed a Jonathan Bernier trade, a league source confirmed to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi.
    The Kings drafted Bernier in the first round in 2006 with the intention of making him their franchise goalie, but the development of Jonathan Quick has made Bernier, a pending RFA, expendable. The Flyers have been linked to Bernier before and are currently in the midst of another goalie crisis. As of now, the team plans to have Ilya Bryzgalov and Steve Mason battle for the job, but Bryzgalov appears destined for a buyout. In that scenario, acquiring Bernier and having him battle Mason would make a lot of sense. The Kings have reportedly mentioned young forwards Sean Couturier and Matt Read in talks with the Flyers, which could be a hefty price for Philly to pay.
    Related: Flyers, Matt Read, Sean Couturier
    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
    Jun 18 – 6:47 PM

  22. INSIDER TRADING ON TSN

    How challenging will it be to get the New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist extended, and what kind of money will it cost?

    McKenzie: It’s going to be big money. Lundqvist is a franchise player and the Rangers rely heavily on him. Negotiations for a new contract have not started. He has a year left on his existing deal, but the Rangers want to get that locked up. It is expected that general manager Glen Sather and the agent for Lundqvist, Don Meehan, are likely to meet some time in or around the draft in Newark at the end of the month. What kind of money are we talking about? Well, Malkin just signed for $9.5 million per year extension and I think Lundqvist views himself as the same sort of franchise player with the Rangers. Now, the highest paid goaltender in the NHL is Nashville’s Pekka Rinne at $7 million a year. I’m sure the Rangers are going to say any dollar figure over $7 million means you’re going to have a tougher time having Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi and Staal in front of you. Whatever money we spend on you is money we don’t have for other people. But by the same token, I think they understand his value so it’s going to be an interesting and fascinating dynamic to see how high the metre goes.

  23. What’s the latest on the potential contract buyout for Rangers’ Brad Richards?

    McKenzie: No decision has been made on the buyout but right now if I had to guess, I would suggest that the Rangers perhaps are going to wait a year on the potential buyout and see if Alain Vigneault can push the buttons to get his game back at a high level.

  24. So if Alain Vigneault brings Newell Brown with him that still leaves one slot for Messier.

    I guess Lundqvist likes Benoit Allaire since he is *not* getting canned.

  25. Ryan > Richards. Vibin! Manny.

    Once again, keep Briere anywhere but here. Reunite him with Drury up at the pizza joint. Nothing like a former celebrity as your delivery boy.

  26. Rob in Beantown on

    Bernier and Sieve Mason is a good tandem for the Flyers. I actually like Bryz and think he gets a bad rap but it really does make sense for Philadelphia to buy him out, his contract is terrible.

  27. Doodie, I’m only going by the article in Newsday. They have it as 4 years at 21 million. If my math is correct that’s 7 mil per year.

  28. wow, forget it, my math is way off, sorry, it’s early, haven’t woken up yet, still in a daze.

  29. You’ve outdone yourself Pimp, worst guest blog for the worst blog on the internets.

  30. Holmgren’s misunderestimating of the CBA would probably somehow result in Streit’s deal incurring a cap hit of $7M. He did muff up Pronger’s extension after all.

  31. For a bush league, amateur hour post, I loved it. An honest 0 out of 10, terrible effort piece of garbage. Wonderful garbage.

  32. So word is that they are awaiting for Lundquist’s approval before announcing Vigneault as coach. Apparently Hank wanted him to return to NYC for a second interview, maybe he wanted Aves to check him out too. Once that approval comes, they can announce him.

  33. Rob in Beantown on

    Lundqvist should just be the GM. He’s good at everything he does, so it would almost certainly be an improvement.

  34. The Avalanche are not going to take Seth Jones? Why would they do a silly thing like that?

  35. If Philadelphia is trading Couterier (or Voracek???) for Bernier, (1) he’s going to walk in the door the starter, not battling Mason and (2) things will be less fun because Philadelphia will have a real, competent goalie for the first time in forever. He’ll still give up 3+ per game because their defense sucks, but it’ll be less fun.

  36. P.S. what’s the deal with the non-clown in the upper left corner of the Miami’s family photo? Didn’t he get the Miami clown memo?

    COME CLOWN OR GO HOME!!!!

  37. Leetchhalloffame on

    Another day…another non-press conference for the Rangers regarding Vigneault…another day of Slats sucking on a stogie and not uttering a word.
    The entire organ-eye-zation should apply for jobs with the CIA. Way to keep the fans informed as usual Slats.
    FIRE SATHER!

  38. Joe Sakic needs to stop worrying about the draft and sign that damn offer sheet that we’ve had on the table.

  39. COME CLOWN OR GO HOME!!!!

    lol Fat guy isn’t that posted outside of Slat’s office when Coaching interviews take place?

  40. James – If my memory serves me correctly, the only thing posted outside of Slats’ MSG office are his pictures from center ice immediately after winning the Cups in Edmonton. He uses those same pictures as the background on his I-phone and on his resume. Ah, good old Northlands Coliseum

  41. _Joe Sakic needs to stop worrying about the draft and sign that damn offer sheet that we’ve had on the table._

    I still point to that moment as the last time a newspaper broke news to me.

  42. CAN WE PLEASE GET PRUST OFF THE FREAKING TWEETER THING?!?! C’MON! WE ARE GOING ON A SECOND YEAR NOW OF PRUST BEING OFF THE TEAM! ENOUGH! WHO CARES WHAT SALLY WANTS! SHE DOESN’T EVEN COME HERE ANYMORE!

    GET PRUST THE PUCK OUTTA HERE!

  43. Franklin Kistner on

    Guest blogger a little subtle for me. However it was perfect for participants of this blog who, I believe, continue the ignorant “POTVIN SUCKS” due to a sad but understandable lack of confidence in our NYR.
    FIRE SATHER!

  44. Maintenant que nous avons Alain Vigneault comme entraîneur nous devons tous parler en français en tout temps. Vive le Québec!

  45. J’utilise un traducteur google puisque je n’ai quasiment aucune capacité de parler français.

  46. Je n’aurais jamais échanger Brad Richards pour Danny Briere par la manière. Je pense réellement que Richards est un meilleur joueur (A ce stade de leur carrière) que Brad Richards.

  47. Doodie Machetto on

    Manny, even in your broken French, I managed to pull out that you think Richards is better than Richards. did you mean Briere is better than Richards or Richards is better than Briere?

  48. Doodie Machetto on

    Really? I think the opposite. Briere’s issue is health. Richards’ issue is being terrible. I’d take a guy with health issues over a guy who is straight up terrible, even ignoring the fact that Briere’s contract would be a million times better than Richards’.

  49. Je suppose que je suis combinant les deux questions. Je pense que les problèmes de santé des Briere sont un problème aussi énorme que j’aurais préféré Brad Richards. Donc je suppose que c’est plus de quel joueur je préfère avoir.

  50. I see other teams locking up there good players with extensions. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR SATHER!!!!! LOCK UP LUNDQVIST AND CALLAHAN!!!!. This dope will wait until they are free agents and A). end up paying more or B)let them go because other teams will pay them more.

  51. Doodie Machetto on

    Agree to disagree then. I think Briere plus replacement player when he’s injured is better than Richards.

    And when you factor in the contract that Richards carries, it’s a no brainer that he should be out no matter who his replacement is, Briere or someone else.

  52. Je dois aller à une réunion maintenant, Doodie. Je discuterai plus avec vous quand je reviens de ladite réunion.

  53. In the Philly Inquirer, Sam Carchidi writes that if the Rangers use their second compliance buyout on Brad Richards, the Philadelphia Flyers would have big interest in bringing in Richards.

    The Flyers had interest in Brad Richards before he came to the Rangers.

    The Flyers have told Danny Briere, 36, that they will buy him out to free themselves of his $6.5 million cap hit and Carchidi wonders if the Rangers would have interest in Briere when he becomes a free agent.

    Briere, Carchidi notes, has been slowed by injuries the past two years.

    He had only 6 goals and 10 assists in 34 games for the Flyers this season.

  54. The Rangers are undecided on a buyout for Richards. Carchidi notes that Briere wants to stay close to the Philly area.

    Adam Rotter: I would love to see the Rangers add Briere. They have had their issues with him in the past, but that hasn’t stopped Glen Sather from bringing in those players before. They have seen him enough of him during his time in Philadelphia, and in Buffalo, to know what he is capable of. They wouldn’t be making a long-term investment in him and Briere is still chasing a Stanley Cup. He could help mentor fellow French-Canadian center Derick Brassard and instantly help the Rangers power play. Not to mention that Briere is dynamite once the playoffs start.

    The question is if the team will keep Richards which seems to be a 50/50 proposition at this point.

  55. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I’d sure be looking into a mad bomber and something else for Ryan deal.

    Also pushing hard for a Staal to canes deal.

  56. According to CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio the Philadelphia Flyers have not offered any assurances to goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.
    There was a report that Bryzgalov’s agent, Ritch Winter, had been told by the Flyers that the Russian goalie would not be bought out by the team, but that appears to be false. GM Paul Holmgren told CSN: “I didn’t assure Ritch Winter of anything. When the time comes to do our business we will do whatever is best for our hockey team.” Philadelphia is currently in the hunt for another goaltender and if they manage to bring in someone else then Bryzgalov will probably be bought out. However, it’s also possible that he will share the crease with Steve Mason in 2013-14.
    Source: Tim Panaccio on Twitter
    Jun 19 – 11:48 AM

  57. According to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, it looks like the Penguins are willing to deal Kris Letang if his contract demands don’t soften.
    If he agrees to taking an annual salary of around $6 million with a limited-movement clause then it’s reasonable to believe that he will stay in Pittsburgh. However, it is being speculated that Letang is seeking around $7 million per season and a no-movement clause, which could land him elsewhere. It didn’t take Penguins GM Ray Shero long to deal Jordan Staal after he rejected the club’s 10-year contract and Letang might receive similar treatment. Pittsburgh also has a handful of blueline prospects who aren’t far away from being NHLers, so that could soften the blow of losing Letang. Trade talks for Letang could heat up a the general managers’ meeting on Wednesday.
    Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    Jun 19 – 11:27 AM

  58. Ray Emery will probably attract interest from the Philadelphia Flyers on the free agent market next month.
    The Chicago backup can become an unrestricted free agent next month and he would like to go to a situation where he has a chance at earning a starter position. Emery played in 29 games for the Flyers in 2009-10, but his time there was cut short because of a career-threatening hip injury. He returned in 2010-11 and appeared in 10 contests with Anaheim once he recovered from surgery. Emery has played well in his past two seasons with Chicago.
    Related: Flyers
    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
    Jun 19 – 11:09 AM

  59. Why exactly do they need Briere, remind me please? To mentor Brassard? We appear to have a French speaking coach..Briere is another smallish, well past his prime, injury prone center. Where does he play? Third line center?

  60. Je suis d’accord avec ilb. Je n’ai aucun intérêt à Danny Briere rejoindre cette équipe. Nous avons besoin de taille dans la gamme. Pas de petites blessures aux personnes âgées sujettes.

  61. I’d take Briere in a heartbeat, and for pennies. He has a situation where his kids are not allowed to leave PA because of divorce agreement. So he will want to stay local. Pitt would be a good option I bet.
    Richards, I am in favor of giving a 2nd chance. Then buy him out next year.

  62. Carp, is the CBA preventing the following action? …a Briere for Richards trade, then each team buys out, then Rangers re-sign Richards for less and Flyers Briere for less. Technically they wouldn’t be resigning with the team that bought them out. Je Possible?

  63. brooks article probably tomorrow newspaper

    Henrik Lundqvist on the day the Rangers cleaned out their lockers.

    Henrik Lundqvist, who on break-up day became the Rangers’ public voice of disaffection that in retrospect foretold the firing of John Tortorella as head coach 48 hours later, told The Post that he “would never put pressure on management on decisions like that.”

    “I know there is some speculation regarding Torts being fired, but let’s be clear on one thing,” Lundqvist said via an e-mail on Wednesday that contained his first comments on the matter. “It’s not my call who the coach should be for the New York Rangers.

    “I would never put pressure on the management on decisions like that. I’m just a player. My focus is to play the game and do the best I can on the ice. Whatever [happens] off the ice, I leave to our great staff we have working for this club.”

    A player? Yes. Just a player? Not quite. No one in sports is irreplaceable, but the franchise goaltender is as close as they come to fitting that description for the Rangers. And when Lundqvist issued a tepid response on the May 27 break-up day regarding his desire to sign a long-term extension on his contract that expires after this coming season, it set off alarm bells across all time zones of Blueshirt Country.

    This morning, Lundqvist further clarified his position regarding an extension.

    “It has no impact for me on who the coach is when it comes to my contract,” the 31-year-old told The Post. “I love everything about the New York Rangers. I love the fans. I love the organization.

    “I hope we can work something out when it is time to do so.”

    Left intentionally unsaid, of course, was when it will be time to do so and what he believes should be the cost of doing business. The Rangers have every intention to try and get this done before training camp opens in September.

    Lundqvist’s public comments in the wake of the team’s elimination by the Bruins were the tip of an unseen iceberg of a break-up day on which a critical mass of players had used their exit interviews with management to express their extreme dissatisfaction with Tortorella’s unyielding approach and their belief that the club had gone as far as it could under him.

    The Post reported on May 30 that Lundqvist was troubled enough by the deteriorating dynamic between his teammates and the coach that he felt the need to give voice to it.

    But Lundqvist in his e-mail expressed nothing but gratitude to Tortorella, under whom the goaltender won the 2011-12 Vezina and finished second in the balloting this time around.

    “Torts and I had a great relationship,” said Lundqvist, who has returned to his home in Sweden for the summer. “It was exciting and refreshing to play for him. I never had a coach challenge me the way he did, in a good way.

    “When you play for a coach and he is let go, you feel really bad as a player. I feel like I should have done more. In the end, it’s up to us players to get the done, but coaches sometimes pay for our mistakes,” the goaltender continued. “I felt the same way when Tom [Renney] was let go four years ago.”

    Now, the Rangers will move on under Alain Vigneault, who reached an agreement to coach the club over the weekend but whose hiring has still not been officially announced.

    “I don’t know that much about him,” Lundqvist said. “All I hear, though, is that he is a great coach.”

  64. Just curious…there is always a call for a coach in Montreal who is a Francophone. If the coach doesn’t speak French, there is a huge uproar by the fanbase. Isn’t this discriminatory against people who don’t speak French?

  65. Rotter’s way off base. It would be like signing Drury again but this time doing it in 2011 instead of 2007.

  66. Mon français n’est pas cassé ilb. Vous russe ne peux pas comprendre le langage sophistiqué de français qui a donné naissance à la révolution qui a changé le monde. La langue qui a donné naissance à la culture, la gastronomie et la musique pallatable. Nous avons sauvé les Américains dans la guerre civile. Nous avons donné ville de New York la statue de la Liberté. Nous sommes le français! Vous ne devez jamais nous appeler cassé.

  67. Sioux-per-man on

    Time for this team of unshaven clowns to have a new ring master. Let’s hope we don’t end up with a dog’s breakfast at the end of the season.

    Now go work on those draft picks!!!!

  68. Sioux-per-man on

    So anyone else patiently waiting for Redden to get one shift on the ice, so he can put his name on the Stanley Cup this year. HA!

  69. Ne pas insulter la langue russe vous Ukrainien clown. La langue française est une langue de l’intelligence suprême et ultime raffinement.

  70. Les Français n’ont pas besoin d’aller à l’extérieur. Nous avons tous les luxes de la vie à l’intérieur et nous sommes trop paresseux pour se lever et de se déplacer à l’extérieur.

  71. czechthemout!!! on

    So the Rangers are in the market for a right shooting offensive dman. Zdlickey and Corvo are the best Ufa’s out there. Both are over 35 and based on the contracts for Ganchar and Streit, the price will be crazy. I would say a big hell no to both.

    Tge trade route may be the best option with Big Buff fitting the bill. But he needs to drop a good 30-40 pounds. That said, he would be a great pick up for us. Other players out there are Bagosian and a few others.

    A third option would be the draft. Very risky but a guy like Jordan Subban would be a great get. He is a bit short but his offensive game is NHL ready. It would be a huge risk but hey, Sather has been kniwn to gamble.

    Thoughts?

  72. Je ne veux pas vous parler pas plus, vous dirigez vide creux aliments d’origine animale essuie-glace. Je pète dans votre direction générale. Votre mère était un hamster et votre éperlan de père des baies de sureau.

  73. Draft picks, what draft picks? You mean the ones that the Jackets and Sharks will be making for the Rangers?

  74. Rob in Beantown on

    Hipbone, the CBA prevents a bought out player from signing with the team that bought him out during the following season, regardless of trades. So yes the CBA prevents it.

  75. Il semble que Seth Jones pourrait tomber à choisir le numéro 746 ou partout où les Rangers peuvent faire leur premier choix.

  76. Manny are you fluent in French now? Or are these just a bunch of English words that I don’t know?

  77. Je suis devenu couramment le français la deuxième, j’ai trouvé Google Translator et a décidé que, en l’honneur de notre lourdement Québec chargé liste, je voudrais parler seulement en français.

  78. Kidding aside, Corvo made $2M last season, how much more would he ask for? I’d stay away from Zidlicky. And the Jets will want twice Buff’s weight in return, CTO

  79. Joe Corvo est un vieil homme qui peut à peine jouer au hockey plus. S’il pouvait jouer, il serait de jouer pour les Bruins encore. Au contraire, ils ont Torey Krug et Wade Redden sur leur liste. Non merci Joe.

  80. Sioux-per-man on

    I was just thinking. With our 4th round draft pick the Rangers could have traded it for Corban Knight, from the Fighting Sioux. The Flames just traded their 4th round pick, to obtain his rights and sign him.

    That would have been a steal, for a 22 year old, 6’2 center, that was a Hobey Baker finalist, wins 623 faceoffs which lead the nation in the NCAA, and scores 1.2 points per game.

    He will make the Flames out of camp. For a 4th round pick. That was a steal.

  81. czechthemout!!! on

    Ilb

    How about Boyle and MDZ? That might accomplish two things. 1) Get us a real good right handed shooting offensive dman. 2) eliminate my two favorite whipping boys:)

  82. Oui. Disons commerce bilatéral joueurs physiques afin que notre équipe puisse obtenir encore plus petit. C’est une excellente idée! Je ne peux pas attendre pour se débarrasser de Boyle qui est le plus proche de la taille de Zdeno Chara dans toute la ligue (5,6 kg les séparer). Je ne comprends vraiment pas ce que les gens pensent que les Rangers recevraient en retour de Brian Boyle. Il est mieux que les autres, tant qu’il est un joueur de ligne 4, et il ne va pas vous six meilleurs joueurs en retour obtenir.

  83. Sioux-per-man on

    Manny your words of wisdom are wasted unless their are Habs fans reading this today :(

  84. Sioux-per-man on

    Watch Redden will get his name on the Cup this year before the finals are done?

    What do you think the chances are 50% or closer to 10%?

  85. czechthemout!!! on

    Eric

    Hank being a class act. He is a good guy and in no way would he take a victory lap and a partinh shot like his classless ex coach. You know, something along the lines of “I don’t want to dump on John, but I guess I just did” while smiling.

  86. Sioux-per-man on

    MDZ – gone? I doubt that Sather will trade him before the trade deadline.

    Unless a top team will take him for a #1 pick?

    Would you take Seth Jones for MDZ?

  87. Sioux, puisque nous avons maintenant un entraîneur du Québec nous sommes tous mieux de s’habituer au fonctionnement et à fonctionner en français

  88. Je ne pense pas que les Bruins vont changer leur gamme à moins qu’ils aient un deux défaites de jeu ou il ya une blessure grave à un de leurs joueurs défensifs. Wade Redden sera probablement obtenir un anneau mais aucun nom inscrit sur la tasse. Héros méconnu.

  89. Sioux-per-man on

    Czech – for what it’s worth. Tort’s is still a class act!

    I would be surprised if he gets the job in Vancouver, and takes that team to the promise land, faster than Vigneault does with the Rangers.

  90. I don’t know how anybody else feels about the stanely cup but why do I have this feeling the bruins will not lose another game and take the hawks in 5 and definitely in 6.

  91. Sioux-per-man on

    Jagr, Rozsival, & Redden still skating for the cup.

    I guess we are guaranteed a past Ranger will be on the cup!

    Who are you pulling for Manny?

  92. Sioux-per-man on

    Tommy – it sure looks that way. The Bruins defense is SO TOUGH to play against. They’ve shut down Toews, Kane, and knocked Hossa out.

    But I think it’s going 7 games. Every game has been that close.

  93. Sioux-per-man on

    Rozsival & Redden both were whipping boys at MSG and their fan base. Now one of them with be a Stanley Cup Champion.

    Which one wins?

  94. If Jagr wins another Cup is that some kind of a record? like the amount of time in between Cups?

  95. Michael Roszival est à peu près de la ligne médiane pour un niveau de la LNH homme moyen de défense.

  96. Rob, true, but what I asked is: if the FLYERS buy out Richards, and RANGERS buy out Briere, then they return to sign with their original teams prior to the swap…is that legal? Methinks so. But I don’t know what changed in past year or so.

  97. Il semble que les Penguins sont intéressés dans le commerce Kris LeTang. C’est un mouvement assez audacieuse considérant qu’ils viennent étendues Malkin, Bylsma et le personnel de Bylsma. Je me demande qui ils envisageraient LeTang commercial et ce que le prix serait. Je crois que c’est assez raide et il serait dirigé dans l’Ouest.

  98. Louis XVI to Marie Antoinette: “My lovely, the peasants are revolting.”

    Marie: “Revolting? They’re disgusting!”

  99. McDonald’s has been unsuccessful in France because the French hate fast food. That’s why they eat snails.

  100. Sioux to Richie Rich: “Wanna play a few hands with that huge bundle they’re about to drop on you?”

  101. Rob in Beantown on

    Hipbone, hmm, interesting. It would seem to go against the spirit of the rule if not the rule itself. Not sure then.

  102. BOSTON — Glen Sather refused to discuss his hiring of Alain Vigneault over Mark Messier Wednesday, opting to wait until the Rangers’ official press conference, which is expected to take place Friday in New York.

    “Not a chance,” Sather said with a grin, while taking a break from the NHL’s general manager’s meetings in Boston.

    But he would talk about his firing of John Tortorella.

    Sather, who flew directly from La Quinta, Calif., from the Rangers’ organizational meetings, said the team’s “style of play … had a lot to do” with his decision to remove Tortorella from the bench just one year after an Eastern Conference finals appearance.

    Sather also danced around the issue that Tortorella’s firing happened because “multiple players,” including some “top guys,” wanted the coach out, as a source told the Daily News on May 29.

    “I interviewed every player at the end of the year,” Sather told the Daily News. “I don’t sit there and say, ‘Do you have a complaint about the coach?’ I say, ‘Is there anything you want to talk to me about?’ They talk about conditioning. (But) they shouldn’t complain. They may say, ‘I didn’t have a very good year, I didn’t play as well as I should have.’ But they don’t say, ‘I don’t like the assistant coach, I don’t like (for example, goaltending coach) Benoit Allaire. I’d tell them to get the f— out of the room if they did that.”

    But Sather would not say that no one approached him to complain about Tortorella.

    “I’m not saying that,” Sather said. “I’m just saying no player approached me to say something about him.”

    The 69-year-old GM, in no uncertain terms, wants it known that he had his finger on the pulse of a team that needed a change.

    “That’s the job of that person to find out without players coming to you and telling you,” Sather said. “I have lots of other people that work for me, and what makes you think that I wasn’t observing things myself? I’m around all the time. You don’t have to have somebody tell you something. You know when things change.”

    He also knew that the Rangers’ style of play needed to evolve to contend with other top NHL teams, or in his words, “the game has changed.”

    “If you look at these playoff games (like the Stanley Cup Finals matchup) you’re gonna see tonight, the style that they play, I mean there’s not a hell of a lot of dump-ins,” Sather said. “I mean, (if) you have to dump the puck in, you have to dump it. But there’s a lot of puck control and hanging onto the puck and moving the puck out, and there’s not stopping behind the net to gain control. There’s a lot of things that are done differently than what we were doing. So you have to look at the style of play. That had a lot to do with (the decision to fire Tortorella), too.”

    Sticking to a dump-and-chase attack this season, the preseason Cup favorite Rangers’ offense ranked only 15th out of 30 teams (2.62 goals per game). Their power play ranked 23rd in the regular season and was an abysmal 4-for-44 in the playoffs (9.1 percent). Their goals per game average sank even lower to 2.17.

    Henrik Lundqvist and the Blueshirts’ trademark defensive shell helped them allow the fourth-fewest goals in the league during the regular season. But their efficiency came at a price throughout Tortorella’s tenure, with players sacrificing their bodies to block the sixth-most shots in the NHL, even though the Rangers were the only team in the top nine in the league to advance past the first round of the playoffs.

    Still, Tortorella and Sather conferred frequently. The organization for years was fully behind the coach’s system and philosophy. That’s why it came as a surprise when Sather said on May 29 that Tortorella seemed “a little bit shocked” by the firing. It also at least partially explained the fact that an outside influence — in this case, player unrest — contributed to the ultimate decision.

    “I think you’ve got to remember that people have egos, and they have a strong sense of their own worth when they’re doing their job or they do a good job,” Sather said, giving his perception of why Tortorella may have been shocked. “And you have seven or eight playoff rounds in a couple years. I mean, he was pretty successful. He’s a good coach. (But) I think the game has changed.”

    Then Sather walked back into the GM meetings perhaps to sit down and loosen his tie, two days away from explaining the difficult decision to say no to Messier in a busier offseason than anyone in New York expected.

    Sather told the Daily News that he expects to re-sign all four of the Rangers’ active restricted free agents: Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh, Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello. He said he has not had further discussions about a contract extension for Lundqvist but told Lundqvist’s agent, Don Meehan, that they would meet this week. Sather has been busy with other matters, after all.

    DAILY NEWS STOP COACHING PAT LEONARD

  103. _Just curious…there is always a call for a coach in Montreal who is a Francophone. If the coach doesn’t speak French, there is a huge uproar by the fanbase. Isn’t this discriminatory against people who don’t speak French?_

    Would a coach who only speaks Spanish go over in NY? Montreal is a french speaking city first and foremost.

  104. IMHO, Rangers do seem abnormally slow to break out, too often with puck carrier standing behind net, surveying the ice, allowing the defense to group, and more often than other teams, to back-pass coming out of the zone.

  105. czechthemout!!! on

    Bottom line is that the players and hated the system and did not think it would lead to a Stanley Cup. Plus Torts stubborn refusal to adjust to his players and how the game is played by the successful teams cost him his job.

  106. Mister D,

    I thought Quebec is bilingual…French is the primary language. I take it back.

  107. Qui veut parier que Kris LeTang finit dans le Colorado et le commerce Avalanche leur premier choix aux Penguins qui choisissent rapidement Seth Jones pour remplacer LeTang.

  108. *En ce qui concerne la langue officielle du Québec*

    La Loi sur les langues officielles de 1974 [1] (Français Loi sur la langue officielle), aussi connu comme le projet de loi 22, était un acte de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec, commandé par le premier ministre Robert Bourassa, qui fait du français la seule langue officielle du Québec, Canada. Désir provincial de la Loi sur les langues officielles est venue après l’abrogation du projet de loi 63. [2] Il a finalement été supplanté par la Charte de la langue française (aussi connu comme le projet de loi 101) en 1977, qui a imposé le français comme seule langue pour la publicité et l’éducation (avec de nombreuses exceptions). [3]

    La loi a été rédigée dans le but de suivre les recommandations de la Commission d’enquête sur la situation de la langue française et des droits linguistiques au Québec. L’acte fait du français la langue officielle dans un certain nombre de domaines: [4] [5]

    Langue de services (il faut d’abord offert en français)
    Langue de signature commercial (l’usage du français est requise)
    Langue des relations de travail et les entreprises (entreprises qui veulent traiter avec l’État devaient appliquer pour les programmes de francisation)
    Langue d’enseignement (école anglaise public de la langue a été limitée aux enfants qui avaient une connaissance «suffisante» de cette langue)
    Langue de la législation et de la justice (la priorité a été donnée aux textes français en cas d’ambiguïté)

  109. Un autre lieu d’atterrissage possible pour Kris LeTang serait un monstre d’une affaire où les Penguins décharger LeTang et Marc-André Fleury en échange de Bernier, Doughty et quelque chose d’autre.

    Ce sont, bien sûr, devine complètes par moi sans rien instruite derrière eux.

  110. Rob in Beantown on

    Rangers de New York @ NYRangers
    # NYR tiendra une conférence de presse le vendredi 6/21 de @ Radiocity. @ MSGNetworks aura une couverture en direct à partir de 11h HNE.

  111. Rob in Beantown on

    Its nice of the Rangers twitter to start tweeting in French in honor of Alain Vigneault

  112. Ce sera formidable d’avoir une équipe parle couramment le français pour quand Maxim Lapierre arrive.

  113. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Manny
    You are cracking me up

    Sioux
    Why no clowe? Did you here something?

  114. manny- you, my friend, have lost your mind!! Lol as I shake my head in bewilderment. I’m guessing Sather put off the press conference until Friday due to puffiness around the eye from Messier’s elbow…

  115. Manny please don’t make me try to beat you up. Because I’m weak and I’ll lose and it’ll hurt! lol

  116. Czech, please with the continued ragging on the former coach.

    You know very well that Toe Blake bless his skates could not have done better with this very average group.

    Torts will rise again…..take that to one of the banks too big to fail! ;)

  117. Manny, you multi lingual fool, could you repeat those posts in Spanish for us? ;)

  118. Merci pour les compliments et les détracteurs je dis vive l’Empire français qui n’a rien fait, mais des impacts positifs sur ce monde. Où aimeriez-vous être crétins sans les Français et leur délicieuse nourriture et le vin. Vous êtes des péons. C’est dégoûtant.

    Mais pour mes frères. Ce soir, nous battre comme des hommes!

  119. Et bien sûr, je peux répéter les points que je fais en espagnol. Je suis un Européen. Nous parlons de nombreuses langues. Nous ne sommes pas comme les bouffons américains qui parlent une seule langue. Comme un grand homme des cavernes graisse qui ne peuvent pas comprendre le monde en dehors de sa masure.

  120. Miami,
    If it was carp you should have asked for a clown video too- at least it would be a DIFFERENT amateur hour clown!! :-)

  121. Thomas, Fast, Kreider, Nash and Miller will all score 60+ goals next year.

    Also, they will sign Lawrence Taylor to play on the 4th line. Take this to the bank.

  122. I am watching game 7 of the 94 ECF on rewind. Unbelievable is how I would describe the decibel level of the fans at the Garden during this game compared with now. Just unbelievable. *Where did all the noise go???*

  123. Manny

    Translating Monty Python bits into French

    Fiche moi la paix

    Oh, and it should by il y a, three words, your translator is not so chaud.

    Aussi, l’Empire Seconde s’arretait apres la guerre Franco-Prussien. Maintenant, la Republique Cinquieme s’existe.
    Parce que ca, on devrait dire, Vive la Republique. Mais si on parle de Quebec, c’etait seulement un phantasme de certaines quebecois. Comme Rick Perry a Texas.

  124. Oh and to correct myself, should be l’Empire Deuxiemme, afraid my internal translator is a bit rusty.

  125. une tasse à 74 ans et ça continue aka Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    RIP James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano

    maybe Mike francesa can fill any reprise

  126. une tasse à 74 ans et ça continue aka Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    BTW Miami Pimp great photo .. john wayne gacey would be proud

  127. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" BUST UP PRUST !!"...says Greg L. on

    Did I just turn on the French channel?

  128. Pose en paix James Gandolfini. Vous allez nous manquer. Vous étiez un champion de la scène, l’écran et le cœur du monde. Adieu guerrier dur.

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  130. “Tall and tan and young and lovely,
    The girl from Ipanema goes walking
    And as she passes, each one she passes
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  131. Embarrassment ensued after the unveiling of Chicago’s assistant coach as the replacement for Peter DeBoer, once Lou Lamoriello realised he had misheard Marty Brodeur’s request for the Devils to “install my kitchen behind the bench”.

  132. if coach q credit toews kane bickell reunited. honestly we should resign rozival hes been great for hawks.

    rozi 2 years 4.5 mil 2.25 per?

  133. Olga Folkyerself on

    2011/01/10 New York Rangers traded Michal Rozsival to the Phoenix Coyotes for Wojtek Wolski.

  134. Hugo Folkyerself on

    2012/02/25 New York Rangers traded Wojtek Wolski to the Florida Panthers for Michael Vernace and a third-round draft pick in 2013.

  135. January 10, 2011 6:02 PM
    Rangers trade Michal Rozsival for Wojtek Wolski

    BY Jesse Spector

    After learning last night that Alex Frolov would miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL, Glen Sather moved quickly to bolster the Rangers’ forward corps today, acquiring Wojtek Wolski from the Phoenix Coyotes for defenseman Michal Rozsival.

    Wolski has six goals and 10 assists this season, but at the age of 24 and with playoff experience in both Colorado and Phoenix, he fits the bill for what the Rangers need in dealing with a rash of injuries that has seen Ryan Callahan, Erik Christensen and Frolov go down in the past month.

    “I’d spoken to (Phoenix GM Don Maloney) about a month ago, but there wasn’t any way we could make a deal,” Sather said. “When the injury happened yesterday, things became more urgent. I was surprised last year when Colorado traded him. Thing haven’t been going well as probably he expectd in Phoenix, and Donnie wasn’t as happy with him last year as they went to the playoffs. It happened fairly quickly today.”

    Rozsival, who missed the last two games with sore ribs, had been with the Rangers since the lockout, posting a plus-35 rating to lead the league in 2005-06. Constantly hounded by the Garden fans after signing a long-term extension, he battled through injuries this season before finishing his Rangers career with 42 goals in four-plus seasons. Ryan McDonagh, the 21-year-old rookie who played the past two games, seems to have earned a spot for now, as Sather said that Michael Del Zotto will remain with Connecticut of the AHL for now, though that “could change tomorrow.”

    “I think that the obvious reason (to be willing to trade Rozsival) is that we’ve got young defensemen progressing,” Sather said.. “We’ve been happy with the youth, and when you get a player, and you move a guy that’s 33 years old with this year and next year on his contract, it gives us an opportunity to get younger and better and gives the kids a chance to play.”

  136. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    Be Still my heart!

    Yes! Score!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Way to get it right back, boys.

  137. And the pick acquired for Wolski helped get a handful of games of Ryane Clowe.

    That pick now belongs to Phoenix, as the Sharks sent it away in the Raffi Torres trade. Hopefully, the Coyotes use the pick to draft Wolski.

  138. what a last few minutes. when the hawks can skate through neutral zone watch out.

    did i mention rozival is good

  139. Olga Folkyerself on

    Ugly, ugly ending to the period. Hawks looked stunned, like a duck hit on the head.

  140. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    Thanks 4everranger. I keep thinking Torts is still the coach with that video on the page before this one.

  141. Je vais commencer à parler en français le vendredi quand mon compatriote Alain Vigneault est nommé entraîneur de la plus grande organisation et de l’équipe dans l’histoire du sport!

  142. Mrs. Manny would like to remind everyone that she predicted the Bruins to win the cup on the first day of the season.

    en francasi: Mme Manny tient à rappeler à tous qu’elle prédit les Bruins à remporter la coupe dès le premier jour de la saison.

  143. wow what a tremendous game . best of the series and thats with a triple ot game so far.

    i say seguin or kane for hawks

  144. Olga Folkyerself on

    Come on, oh baby don’t you want to go
    Oh come on, oh baby don’t you want to go
    Back to that same old place
    Sweet Home Chicago

  145. Czechthemout!!! on

    No, Torts and Renney before him ruin hockey. You dont have to hug the wall in order to play this game, do you?

  146. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    No, all you need is a GM that can put together a team. With a coach that knows what to do with them.

  147. Olga Folkyerself on

    How did Toronto take these Bruins to 7 games and almost win it?

    Quennville, check the tapes.

  148. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    Be still, my heart! Sather resigning? Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please

  149. Rob in Beantown on

    48 hours after the Cup final can’t come soon enough, we need something new to talk about

  150. That is when the beard contest will be revealed!

    C’est alors que le concours de barbe sera révélé!

  151. Je suis complètement choqué que les Bruins sont en mesure de suivre avec les Blackhawks lorsque le score est de l’ordre de 5 ou 6 buts. J’ai vraiment pensé que les Bruins devront garder le score bas pour gagner. Je me trompais. Les Bruins sont une très, très, très bon, l’équipe de hockey solide et profonde. Bien mis en place.

  152. Olga’s 12:16 reincarnation of James Brown on PEDs. Don’t know about everyone else, but I Feel Good.

  153. Frenchie Ode to Bickel

    Whoa, I feel good, eh?
    I knew that I would, eh?
    Man, I feel good
    I know that I would, eh?
    So good
    So good
    I got Stu.

    Whoa, I feel nice
    Like sugar and spice, eh?
    I feel nice
    Like sugar and spice
    So nice
    So nice
    I got Stu.

  154. “I don’t really know what Mark is going to do,” Sather told the New York Post. “He was very disappointed when I called to tell him that we were going to hire Alain.

    “He said he wanted to take a few days and would call me, but we haven’t spoken since.”

    From Pro Hockey Talk, Ryan Dadoun

  155. Rob in Beantown on

    Sather also said Nash suffered a concussion in Feb and presumably played through it.

  156. Nash aurait pu être blessé ou peut-être souffert des symptômes de plus que ce qu’il a raté. Ce qui serait vraiment frustrant car il est censé être notre meilleur joueur pour les huit prochaines années

  157. @wyshynski

    New Puck Daddy: Seth Jones understands if Avalanche choose not to select him http://yhoo.it/195KMk1

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

    Sont l’Avalanche du Colorado fou? Le gars est le meilleur prospect nominale et il est de l’État du Colorado! Je sais que Nathan McKinnon et Frederik et Gauthier sont censés être de grands attaquants, mais sauf s’il ya une entente dans les travaux de Kris LeTang et commercial que le premier choix, je ne comprends vraiment pas.

  158. Bit worrying about the comments saying Hags and Cally will miss 2-3 weeks of the season

  159. Re: Messier

    Would it be the worst thing if they decided to rely less on the 1994 and more specifically Edmonton connection? It hasn’t really worked out in Edmonton either.

  160. I mean look at Detroit, they didn’t let their late 90s/early 00s heros just start running things. They gave Whyzerman an apprenticeship and aside from choosing from the deepest talent pool in the world for a tournament that had 2 or 3 properly built teams he’s been a pretty awful GM for someone else.

  161. Not a dig at Messier, but if he was somebody exactly the same without the playing career (let’s call him Mork Mussier), then we’re looking at a “special assistant” to an unpopular and poor GM, with no caoching experience to speak of, possibly leaving the organisation because he might be upset that he was passed over for the coaching job in favour of somebody vastly more qualified for it.

    Not sure Mork’s story would be so newsworthy or of concern to the fans.

  162. And I’d place pretty good chances of the Avs become a full fledged disaster if they’re letting Roy as a coach have as big a say in drafting at this stage of his NHL coaching career and with that team in such a precarious state. Not to mention giving Sakic a lofty position for not many more reasons than he’s Joe Sakic.

  163. Kocur as GM for NY or Detroit?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Kocur would actually be a better GM than Steve Why.

  164. Rob in Beantown on

    Some new ideas to make Mssr. Vigneault feel more at home at the Garden next year:

    – When the Rangers step onto the ice they pass under a large inflatable Eiffel Tower
    – Append “Les” to the diagonal “Rangers” jerseys. “LES RANGERS”
    – Mimes in every section to entertain _les enfants_
    – Every section is now a smoking section
    – No more beer concessions. Just Bordeaux wine and baguettes

    I’m sure we can think of other ways to make our new coach feel right at home

  165. Poutine in the pre-game, intermission and post-game spreads. Just have them make half the order of Brodeur’s TV timeout demands.

  166. Donald Brashear:

    “Kocur was hitting me in the helmet like a power hammer and in the end the helmet split! I remember the next day I had a terrible pain, my gums on the left side of my head were hurting even though he was hitting me on the right side of my face. I couldn’t chew anything. I wonder what it would be if I did not have a helmet? Too scary.”

  167. I like it LW. Add to your point that if Mork was going to leave the org as a result of being passed over for a job he wasn’t qualified for than I guess Mork has become pretty sensitive.

  168. The forests worth of trees made into Kleenex should be an indication that Mork is very sensitive. I bet he uses the ones with aloe lotion given how sensitive Mork has been in the past.

  169. I think “delicate flower” is how Doug Gilmour, Joel Otto, Kevin Haller, Claude Lemieux and others also described him.

  170. @SWhyno: #Flyers announce they will use a compliance buyout on Danny Briere.

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

    Pourtant, un autre Français rejetée par les porcs américains!

  171. La plupart des gens pensent que le meilleur film de Patrick Dempsey est “Can’t Buy Me Love” et son meilleur travail est “Grey’s Anatomy” (malgré le titre étant volé le génie de Spalding Gray) mais je pense que rien Tops “Loverboy” à la fois pour le contenu et ligne de l’histoire.

  172. Rob in Beantown on

    Torts should just take a year or three to live high on the Dolan’s money horse

  173. Rob in Beantown on

    Torts should take the opportunity to travel through Europe. Or maybe India. Really a chance to find himself, you know?

  174. Voilà de bonnes nouvelles, CT. Je parle à peine l’espagnol et je ne parle pas du tout français. J’ai perdu deux jours de hockey opinions en les publiant en français!

  175. Too bad this worst blog on the INTERNETS can’t read Cyrillic… Otherwise, I’d flood all of you with Russkie

  176. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© on

    Yeah man , whom is Manny speaking too ? I can’t understand nothing he has said . We get alot of french on our cereal boxes but this is wayyyy too much.

  177. Manny, I speak French fluently and am frankly completely appalled that you would say such awful things about Carp, about LW, about Czech, about cccp….It’s just disgusting. If you had written those things in English they would all have been under moderation and you’d be banned. I’m emailing Carp with the English translations right now.

  178. “Torts should take the opportunity to travel through Europe. Or maybe India. Really a chance to find himself, you know?”

    As long as he stays within himself and realizes that it is a process…

  179. _Manny, I speak French fluently and am frankly completely appalled that you would say such awful things about Carp, about LW, about Czech, about cccp….It’s just disgusting. I’m emailing Carp with the English translations right now._

    *BUSTED!*

  180. got that sick sick sick feeling in my stomach that Richards will still be wearing the blue in october.

  181. If so, Sacre, this team will be dreadful from, say, 2014-2020.

    If he’s still here on October, it may not be that bad … but it will be a reckless risk because an injury can wipe out the Rangers’ chance to get his contract off the books.

  182. I never, ever thought a Ranger would give me more heartburn than Chris Drury.

    Carp do you think we’ll ever find out what happened with Tortorella or is that probably dead and buried for the foreseeable future?

    Do you think getting the VAN job would be more, or less conducive to the inside scoop coming to light?

  183. Yo Pimp, good article and am glad to hear there’s more Rangers fans here in MIA.

  184. Matty "HopeNashIsMonsterInYear2"Boy on

    The ONLY reason not to buy out Richards is Sather realizing he is such a moron he may need to use the compliance buyout on his next dumb signing.

    FIRE TORTS!!!!

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