Gilroy nominated for 2009 ESPY Award

Former BU All-American Captain and current Rangers prospect Matt Gilroy has been nominated for the 2009 ESPY Award for Best Male College Athlete.  The Long Island native lifted BU to the 2009 National Championship, winning the Hobey Baker Award as the nation’s top college ice-hockey player along the way.  On April 17th, just 6 days after winning the title, Gilroy…

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The Best Class Ever?

Hey all, Been a while since I last wrote here.  Things like Hall of Fame Inductions always interest me, and I usually feel the need to ask the question posed in the title when it includes names like Yzerman, Hull, Robitaille, Leetch, Richter, Dino, etc etc etc.  While it seems that the general consensus is that the first four mentioned…

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What Could Have Been….

“It has been said something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.” – Chaos Theory The Time: Spring, 2004 The Place: MSG Front Offices The Crossroad: After missing the playoffs for the 7th consecutive season and a long string of unsuccessful big name acquistions, Glen Sather decides to clean…

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We Need More Swedes….

Caught myself watching Game 7 of the Wings-Ducks.  The Wings are just so amazingly stacked.  Its unreal how they develop talent, and when you break down their roster, 1/3 of them hail from the same country as his Highness.  Its no wonder the country won Gold at the Olympics and Detroit the Cup just a year ago.  What’s amazing about…

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What’s the Swedish Word for Adios?

Larry Brooks writes today in the New York Post that Rangers winger Markus Naslund has told his teammates that he will retire, a move that definitely helps the Rangers salary cap situation.  The 35-year-old forward from Sweden was set to make $3 million next season, with just one year left on his contract.  Once considered the best two-way player in…

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Conspiracy Theories?

On the day one of the most anticipated NHL playoff series is about to begin, you can’t help but wonder if it was all staged.  I don’t know what’s more disturbing: that Rangers fans generally feel that the NHL brass is out to get them, or that we have all come to hate said NHL brass (just Gary Bettman really)…

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Interesting Discussion

Was sitting here drinking my morning cup of coffee, reading the paper, and still thinking about the Rangers season and what the future holds and it got me thinking: if you take into account all the activity that should occur in the offseason, what do you think the Rangers lines will look like next season?  This includes additions and subtractions. …

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Finals Thoughts and a Recap on a Season on the Brink

I allowed myself to decompress for 24-48 hours after the Rangers season officially ended to talk about what happened.  Much like a legendary player being asked to retire when he’s ousted from the playoffs, you have to sift through your emotions before you give an honest assessment of things.  100% agree with Dave that the better team won this series,…

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I saw this going bad when….

I saw Colton Orr was not in the lineup and Donald Brashear was.  Don’t laugh.  Think back to a time when Tom Renney failed to have the big enforcer in the lineup for a game against the Flyers, and they proceeded to run rampant all over the Blueshirts.  After that game, Renney vowed to never sit Orr again and #28…

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Practice What You Preach…

By now, you have all heard that Rangers Head Coach John Tortorella will be suspended for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals due to his conduct behind the bench during Game 5.  Prior to the game, Tortorella made the decision to bench Sean Avery in favor of Aaron Voros due to Avery’s lack of discipline at the end of…

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