The Myth Of The “Untouchable” Player/Prospect

The term “untouchable” is often tossed around on Twitter, on blogs, and around the interwebs in many different forms. “Untouchable” is a term that fans have given to players they have either grown attached to, think are special in some way, or are vital to the organization’s well being. In the business that is hockey, there is no such thing…

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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

The Rangers are in the middle of a four game winning streak. A streak where they have looked dominant against some teams, and managed to get victories in games where they may not have shown up for the majority of the game. The top three lines are clicking, the defense pairs are playing above and beyond anything expected, and the…

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MSG Brass Fails By Ignoring Boogaard, Locomotiv And Other Tragedies

This offseason was a tragic one for the NHL, KHL, and global hockey. The tragic deaths of former Ranger Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien, Wade Belak, and the entire KHL Locomotiv squad –which included many former NHLers– have been acknowledged league wide with moments of silence and video tributes. However for MSG, the tragedies were only met with a TV timeout…

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Shanahan Must Stand Tall In Wake Of Criticism

Last Thursday in my musings, I briefly talked about Don Cherry’s latest controversial spat against Brendan Shanahan and NHL HQ over the recent player safety rulings. Since then, several other people around hockey have come out of the woodwork to take shots at Shanny and the suspensions he has been handing out. Hockey Night in Canada’s panelist, Eric Francis, has…

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NHL Drops The Ball With Simmonds

In case you missed it, Wayne Simmonds was not given a suspension for screaming a homophobic slur at Sean Avery during Monday night’s preseason game.  Apparently, Simmonds “forgot” what he said immediately after the game, but then somehow remembered during his disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.  When he “remembered”, he said he did not use a slur at all.  In fact,…

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MSG Renovation Needs To Scrap The “Sky Bridges”

Madison Square Garden is special. Some say it’s the prime location, some say it’s the history, others say it’s the people who fill the stands. Being the eternal centrist that I am, I think it’s all of the above. However, having been to arenas all over the country, I have to say that MSG is also special because of its…

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Weighing The Decision To Turn Pro

Everyone knows both John Tortorella and Assistant Coach Mike Sullivan threw tons of praise at Chris Kreider this past year and both coaches made it known via the media (Andrew Gross) that they would have liked Kreider to turn pro. Soon thereafter, it didn’t take too long for Rangers fans to debate whether or not Kreider should turn pro after just…

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Drury =/= Naslund

Chris Drury’s decision to retire is not under the same circumstances as Markus Naslund’s decision to retire.  Comparing the two is irresponsible, wrong, careless, and to be honest, idiotic.  It actually makes me ashamed to be a Ranger fan because of all the people out there bashing Drury’s decision to retire.  It’s like Drury can’t do anything right in New…

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Guest Post by Sene: In The Spirit Of Youth…Why Not Get W(e)ise About Things?

I opened my email last night and received an email that intrigued me.  It was from a fan of the blog (Sene) who was just pitching a post (more of a rant) to me about Dale Weise.  This is a hot topic for Ranger fans, especially since the arrest of Sean Avery.  Without further ado, here is Sene’s post/rant: The…

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Bettman Has The Final Call On Avery

If I was Sean Avery, I would be worried. I wouldn’t be worried so much about the fans reactions, any bad feelings likely ends the first time Sean hits someone into the boards. I wouldn’t worry so much about Glen’s reaction, the first time Sean feeds a teammate for an assist or scores a goal, likely furthers himself from being…

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