Browsing: Gary Bettman

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150 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Unrelated to this game, but there was a lot of chatter about helmets and fights and head injuries this week, and Gary Bettman talked about “player safety” again, and it always makes me wonder. Why in Holy Hell does the league allow players to wear their chinstraps down…

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334 Rangers acquire Falk (not Faulk)

Little bit late. Was in transit to lovely downtown Newark. Gary Bettman has already been roundly booed once. … UPDATE: Twice. From the Rangers: RANGERS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN JUSTIN FALK Blueshirts send forward Benn Ferriero and a sixth round pick in 2014 to Minnesota NEW YORK, June 30, 2013 – New…

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125 That was fun … let’s do this again in 2020

When the 1994-95 lockout ended, Nick Kypreos traveled with Glenn Healy from Toronto to New York. When asked by a customs agent if they had anything to declare, Kypreos said, “No, the owners took it all.” And so it is with every lockout under the Lockout Commissioner. The owners win.…

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193 “It’s a sad day for hockey, my friends”

See that quote up there? That’s not about this lockout, or the last lockout, or the lockout before that. It’s from the 1992 players strike (which occurred in the final weeks of the regular season). John A. Ziegler (left), the small-minded president of the NHL at the time — more…

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31 It’s Go Time! … hopefully not the last one ever

Fingers and toes crossed. According to the Mayan calendar, it’s all over at 11:11 a.m. But, as it was pointed out yesterday, nobody ever mentioned if that was Eastern time, Mountain time, Pacific time, Mayan time … Along those lines, there will be a special new post at 11:11 a.m.…

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200 Guest blogger: Mark Romeo

As a long time NHL and New York Ranger fan, going back to my early teens.  I still remember the sting of the Rangers losing to the hated Bruins when I was in eighth grade.  That sting was nothing compared to when they traded two of my favorite players Jean…

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144 Bleep You Fans!

I don’t even know where to begin about what happened on Day 82 of the lockout, after all the feel-good built on Day 81. Thoughts: 1) As I said last night in the comments, after this is settled, this year or next, anybody who spends a dime on anything other…

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74 Guest blogger: UKRanger

How does an Englishman end up a Ranger fan? By UKRanger It all started around Christmas 1983 for me (around the time of the Maloneys, Greschner, Larouche, and Sandstrom and a first-round exit to the Flyers) not as a Ranger fan, but that was when my interest in American sports…