AOL sports is doing a top-50 list of NHL players, and this should spark some discussion. King Henrik Lundqvist is No. 10 … as in one of the top 10 players in all of hockey. Can you imagine that? You guys probably love that Martin Brodeur ranks No. 11. Marian... Read More →
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Well, the first one is a terribly long shot. Theo Fleury wants to make a comeback. I doubt he could come back to the NHL at all, much less the Rangers, after the way his career ended, at age 41, and with so much time elapsed since he last played... Read More →
One another slow August morning, with not much to ponder—I was going to talk about how I think Jeremy Roenick was overrated, better known for saying idiotic stuff than for his actual play, and how he fooled enough people to where he’ll probably get into the Hall of Fame, and... Read More →
I noticed a lot of our Boneheads (term of endearment) are coming out of their summer caves as we get closer to actual hockey. Great to see the old names, although a few are still missing. Do you guys have any new Boneheads you could refer to this place? I... Read More →
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but a few of the buffoons who have run around impersonating our loyal Boneheads have now been banned. This is now the law: Impersonate another reader’s screen name, and you are out like Zherdev. Also, make repeated inappropriate remarks, and you are out like... Read More →
Sean Avery showed today to talk to the kids at the Rangers hockey camp in Greenburgh at the Rangers practice facility. I’m including a few audio clips. He talked about how his relationship with coach John Tortorella is coming along and address Colton Orr’s replacement. Here’s what he had to... Read More →
As expected: The Rangers have walked away from the arbitration decision and allowed Nik Zherdev to become an unrestricted free agent. ——————— Here is the story on the Rangers site. Rangers Walk Away from Zherdev Award Winger becomes an unrestricted free agent New York Rangers Aug 4, 2009, 11:52 AM... Read More →
Although we pretty much know what’s going to happen with Nik Zherdev by noon today, we wait. Glen Sather and the Rangers will walk away from his $3.9 salary-arbitration award and make him an unrestricted free agent. And unless there is somebody in the NHL a lot nuttier than we... Read More →
Jane here. Yes I arrived at the Rangers practice facility full of hope today, but when I arrived I found that Sean Avery had called the Rangers camp director to cancel an appearance for noon. They didn’t have a reason for me, so I started wondering if it was a... Read More →
Some good news. Or some news. Or some potential news. Sean Avery is at the practice facility doing something with kids today, and Jane McManus is headed over there. So hopefully she will have some actual hockey to report. Or some quasi hockey. Or something. Later. ———————— PS, I was... Read More →
The aribtrator today awarded Nik Zherdev $3.9 million salary for 2009-10. The Rangers have until noon Tuesday to decide to accept the award or walk away and make Zherdev an unrestricted free agent. They could theoretically accept the award and trade him. Either way, it is not likely Zherdev will... Read More →
Starved for something about the Rangers? Well, Stan Fischler had this chat with John Tortorella, posted on MSG.com Friday. You can read it here.
My longtime friend, John Halligan—who worked for the Rangers for 24 years, including many of those seasons while I was covering the team—along with Adam Raider and Russ Cohen, have a new book coming out, and it looks like one of those must-haves for Rangers fans. It is called, simply,... Read More →
No, we won’t know today about Nik Zherdev’s arbitration hearing, which will almost certainly provide his ride out of town. The arbitrator has 48 hours—which might be stretched to 72 because it falls on a weekend—to make his decision. Then the Rangers have 48 hours to reach their decision on... Read More →
Back to Russia and the KHL. Here’s the story from TSN. —————— Rangers Report Bonehead trivia: Zubov is not the last player listed alphabetically in NHL history. Do you know who is? I’ll answer later if nobody gets it.