I know, this is dull. But at least we don’t shut down completely like the other blogs. See youse in a few days.
Just so youse don’t get worried, I will definitely be back in the chair at blog HQ by the weekend and free agency. Until then, it’s all yours.
Here’s your blank canvas for today’s conversation. Wish I had more time to be here. Back soon.
Here’s your blank canvas. Go to it. Hope there are some trades and things for you to discuss. And please try to remember that these kids selected today aren’t going to be in the lineup, or on your make-believe line combos, for a few years.
It looks like I’m not going to be available to do much blogging the next few days or so … so we’re going to have to count on the twitter widget ———-> and your usual discussions to carry the blog through the draft and beyond. I’ll be checking in on… Read More →
The schedules are out: The 2012-13 NHL schedule. Here is the Rangers’ schedule, via the team’s web site. Ya boys open in L.A. with the ring ceremony and the raising of the Stanley Cup banner, etc., I assume. ******************************************* Official announcement from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS 2012-13 REGULAR SEASON… Read More →
The last person in all of the NHL I ever would have expected to drop an F-bomb on national (international, really) television was Henrik Lundqvist. I thought it was funny, because Hank looked legitimately nervous and excited when he let it fly. Too bad, though, that people (like me) will… Read More →
The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Versus, er, OLN, er, NBCSports. Live from Vegas, the money grab of all money grabs … unless somebody in the NHL marketing department thinks there’s an Original Six team out there somewhere. Whyzerman? Well, at least they didn’t hire Drake this time,… Read More →
OK, let’s have a little contest. Pick your winner for each of the NHL awards to be presented tonight. I can’t promise any prizes, but I might be able to scare up something. Remember, the voting was done the day after the regular season ended. Playoffs have no bearing. Also… Read More →
This shows you that the governors were in a hurry to get to the golf courses, casinos, etc. From the NHL and NHL.com: LAS VEGAS — The National Hockey League’s Board of Governors, at its annual June meeting, today approved changes to two rules. Rule 67 – Handling Puck implements… Read More →
Courtesy of the NHL: HENRIK LUNDQVIST Q. What would make you happy tomorrow? HENRIK LUNDQVIST: Winning the Vezina has been a goal for a long time, so it would mean a lot. Just being here, it’s a good feeling. Q. Would it help… Read More →
I don’t put a lot of stock in mock drafts because so much can happen and one team doing the unexpected, or one trade, can upset the whole applecart. Plus it’s a whole lot of guessing. Still, they make for some fun reading, I guess. Here are a couple: One,… Read More →
So, after a few hours of work, then a few hours of yard work, I settled into my chair to watch golf. God, I love the U.S. Open. Then I finally opened the Sunday papers (yes, kids, those are actually made of paper, and you turn the pages to read… Read More →
That goes for the Rangers’ captain and new father, and also for the Rangers’ goalie and expectant father (and maybe Vezina and/or Hart Trophy winner?). But mostly, it goes to all of you fathers out there, and to your fathers and their fathers. So enjoy the day (final round of… Read More →
No hockey, beautiful weather, and a June weekend. And I’m pretty busy with the “other job” and, when I can, watching some of the national championship of golf. So I’ve got nothing, and well, I guess I’d better get used to saying that, and you’d better get used to reading… Read More →
Our friend and occasional blog contributer Gary Finkler provided the cartoon above, from his blog, 7thInningSketch.com.
Just a few things. I got to thinking last night that it might have been Game 7 for the Rangers — and wouldn’t the discussion today be just a tad different if that had been the case? But seriously, if they didn’t do the snow angels on the Adam Henrique… Read More →
Andrew Gross just tweeted that Zach Parise said there’s “no way” he could see himself signing with the Rangers as a free agent this summer: Andrew Gross ?@AGrossRecord Asked three different times, Devils captain Zach Parise said he can’t see himself playing for Rangers, doesn’t want to consider it. Andrew… Read More →
With the Los Angeles Kings winning the first Stanley Cup in the franchise’s 45-year history on Monday, here are the 12 remaining teams which have never won the Stanley Cup (and their first seasons in the NHL): St. Louis Blues (1967) Vancouver Canucks (1970) Buffalo Sabres (1970) Washington Capitals (1974)… Read More →
It’s still the best thing in all of sports, the Stanley Cup playoffs, the handshake lines, the presentation of the Stanley Cup. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve seen the winning captain lift the Cup and then hand it off to teammates, but every one of them… Read More →