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Long time reader and friend Melanie snapped this picture near Washington Square Park this afternoon.  It looks like they are recording more stuff with that guy that works at the hotel and got free tickets a couple seasons ago for wearing that stuff for a whole day.  Or something like that.  Anyway, check it out:

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I was over at Puck Daddy where they are having a live chat.  I posed a question about something I read about last night while watching the Mets lose their 7 run lead.  It turns out that there are rumors swirling around that the Rangers are shopping Scott Gomez in order to make room for Mats Sundin under the cap.  I know.  Ridiculous.  I asked my question which was then answered by Spector and David Pagnotta.  Greg Wyshynski was just there for moral support I guess.

1:15
Wyshynski –  Bingo. Back to Gomez, because Dave didn’t get a crack earlier:
1:15
[Comment From Eric from 5-hole.com]
Does it even make sense for the Rangers to move Gomez and Prucha just to make room for Sundin? Prucha proved in his first season that, when given the ice time, he can produce and Gomez is a great center that has more years left in him than Sundin.
1:15
Spector –  Seriously, though, Dave’s right about the vacation
1:15
Wyshynski –  Pags, what do you make of the Gomez stuff?
1:15
Spector –  THE RANGERS AREN’T MOVING GOMEZ!!!!!
1:16
DavidPagnotta –  I’d be quite surprised if they move Gomez… and talking to a few people around the league, it’s not a real option for the Rangers.
1:16
Wyshynski –  Ow, angry Spector emoticon! The man is serious!!!!!!
1:16
Spector –  
1:16
[Comment From oilersrock99]
I think Spector’s gassy…somebody burp him…
1:16
DavidPagnotta –  haha, I feel your pain Spec
1:16
DavidPagnotta –  Gomez is sticking it out in the Big Apple.

About 15 minutes before I got to the party, and the reason Spector put on his angry face when I asked, Wyshynski and Spector answered my question.

1:02
[Comment From Neil]
So is Gomez being shopped around or not?
1:02
Spector –  Hi, Neil, no, Gomez isn’t being shopped
1:02
Wyshynski –  NO!
1:02
Wyshynski –  Look, like we said this morning: He’s in the second year of a SEVEN YEAR DEAL, and we haven’t even seen him play with a winger that he can mesh with yet.
1:03
[Comment From Neil]
and so now what is the likliehood of Sundin winding up w/ the Rangers?
1:03
Spector –  Of course now that there’s no truth to the Gomez rumors, expect the “Drury to be dealt to Vancouver” rumors to start anytime now.
1:03
Spector –  Unless the Rangers dump considerable salary Sundin won’t be a Blueshirt. Simple as that.
1:03
Wyshynski –  Ha! Indeed. And I thonk Drury’s NTC is even more water-tight than Gomez’s.
1:03
Spector –  It sure is!
1:03
Wyshynski –  think, not thonk. Thonk is not a word.
1:03
[Comment From Guest]
Why would they trade Gomez to make room for a player that most likely wont last 2 more seaons?
1:04
Spector –  You just answered your own question.
1:04
Wyshynski –  Well, the theory is that the Rangers want to drop salary.
1:04
Spector –  It won’t be Drury or Gomez.
1:04
Wyshynski –  Because, you know, the Rangers always want to drop salary

And here’s some Bruins talk from the trio of bloggers for my Bruins fan friend:

1:16
Wyshynski –  This one is just begging for us to address:
1:16
[Comment From Super Dave West]
Who are you prognosticators, and why is there no Bruins talk here?
1:16
Spector –  Because there’s little to write about regarding the B’s
1:16
DavidPagnotta –  Here’s some Bruins talk… their practice facility is in the middle of NO WHERE!
1:17
Spector –  No news is good new ,right?
1:17
DavidPagnotta –  Took me forever to find that place
1:17
Wyshynski –  There’s no Bruins talk because they’re capped out and their coach is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … oh, sorry. Nodded off.

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Man I’m bored.  Aside from Brendan Shanahan still wanting to be a Ranger and Mats Sundin not being sure of anything, there is absolutely nothing going on.

To pass the time, why not check out some of the links on the right side of the page?  I’ve even sorted them into three different categories for you guys!

One in particular that you should all check out is PolkOut.com.  It has nothing to do with the Rangers or hockey but it’s still pretty freaking hilarious.  GO NOW!

Faux Rumors has been updating pretty frequently and Scotty Hockey has been previewing all the teams in his “NHL Four-cast.”

Anywho, go check out those links and if anything Rangery happens, we’ll let you know about it.

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Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine (flyers fan) about Jeremy Roenick. One of the fond memories I have of Roenick was when his jaw was shattered at the hands of the Rangers. I couldn’t remember who it was that shot the puck that broke Jeremy’s jaw into a million pieces but a quick google search solved that. Here’s how it played out:

Roenick was injured at 4:09. After losing a face-off to Petr Nedved, Roenick was hit on the left side of his jaw by a slap shot from Rangers defenseman Boris Mironov.

Don’t believe me? Click here.

To blow your mind a little more, Jussi Markkanen got to start to give Mike Dunham a rest and Brian Leetch scored the Rangers’ lone goal that evening. The Rangers took out two of the Flyers top Centers and they still lost the game! Effin Flyers.

Before I get too far off course, what I’m trying to say is that after not thinking about Petr Nedved for a very long time, I am suddenly reminded of him one night, and the next morning I wake up to hear that he is trying out with the Rangers to try to get “a few minutes on the third or fourth line.” Thankfully, a Rangers spokesman confirmed, “There is no commitment on [the Rangers’] end.”

Is this a good thing? It’s not really a good or a bad thing. On the one hand, he does have more experience than a lot of the other guys the Rangers have for the third and fourth lines, but this would be his third stint with the Rangers. Stint one was pretty bad but stint two was alright. He even managed to get 32 goals and 46 assists in the 2000-01 season. One good thing that came from Nedved was Steve “Flyer Killer” Valiquette. He was involved in the trade that sent Nedved to the Oilers.

Some other transactions he was involved in either joining or leaving the Rangers:

  • July 24, 1994- Traded by the St. Louis Blues to the New York Rangers in exchange for Doug Lidster and Esa Tikkanen.
  • August 31, 1995- Traded by the New York Rangers, along with Sergei Zubov, to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Ulf Samuelsson and Luc Robitaille. (Way to go Neil Smith)
  • November 25, 1998- Traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins, along with Sean Pronger (Chris’ brother) and Chris Tamer, to the New York Rangers in exchange for Alexei Kovalev and Harry York.

Some other opinions here, here, and here.

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According to Steve Zipay, Fedrik Sjostrom has accepted the Rangers qualifying offer for 1 year at $840,000.  This might make the Rangers the deepest team in the NHL.

Sjostrom had two goals and two assists in 18 games last season playing mostly on the 4th line.  He’s probably going to have to fight for a spot on the team considering the large number of 3rd and 4th line players that the Rangers have added since July 1.

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Games of note:

10/4-10/5: Rangers open season in Prague against the revamped, offense heavy Lightning.

10/10: Rangers home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks.  Also my birthday.

10/18: Rangers faceoff against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Red Wings

10/20: Sean Avery returns to MSG with the Stars.

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Devil killer

Nigel Dawes: Devil killer

The Rangers announced they have re-signed Forward Nigel Dawes.  I am happy about this.  Tom, if you’re reading this.  MAKE THE THIRD LINE DAWES-DUBINSKY-PRUCHA!

The terms of the agreement have not been released yet.

Update 7/17: The deal was for one year and $587,500 —  a bargain at twice the price!

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