Yea Well McDavid’s Back

By Trapp

  
Listen I’m just gonna say this: Yug misses 37 games… First game back… He does this… Holy God.

He scored ALOT of goals like the one in the video above when he played for the Erie Otters.

Joonas Korpisalo more than likely shit himself when he saw McDavid emerge through the entire team and all that was left was him. 

J Keks Doesn’t Play Baby Games

By Trapp

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CBJ forward and leading scorer from last year, Ryan Johansen, is in a fuckin showdown regarding his contract situation with upper management. Johansen had one good year in the final year of his entry level contract and now he thinks he’s sittin first class like Don Johnson. CBJ GM Jarmo Kekalainen had a few choice words for Johansen as training camp opens.

“Our success is going to come from being a team, not a bunch of individuals or stars, or whatever,” Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch “We’re not a star-studded team. To me it’s huge that you go through training camp together and get ready.”

John Davidson, the team’s director of hockey operations, and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen separately said “enough is enough” after what they contended were offers of $6 million for two years, $32 million for six and $46 million over eight years were refused by the restricted free agent centre.

CBJ and Co., seem pretty content on moving forward into training camp without their leading scorer.

Also me and Doud drank with him at the Flying Puck.

Brandon Dub Dub and the Columbus Rangers visit Rick Nash and the New York Blue Jackets Tonight

By Trapp

This will be the first game back at the Garden for Dubinsky and Anisimov against their old team, minus Gaborik. And this will be Rick Nash’s first crack at playing his former club where he was their franchise player as well as captain for many years. Nash was sidelined with a concussion when the Rangers played Columbus in Ohio. I for sure marked on my calendar that when Columbus rolls into town to play the ‘soft ass baby shit Rangers’ that Gaborik would most likely have a hattrick but in typical ‘Rik fashion, he’s hurt, again. So we won’t hear Joe Tolleson say this tonight:

“Columbus goal his third of the game and 21st of the season scored by number 10 Marian Gaborik. Assisted by number 17 Brandon Dubinsky and number 42 Artem Anisimov. Time of the goal 8:32. That’s Gaborik from Dubinsky and Anisimov at 8:32.”

Kinda miss this team and group of players alot…as do many Ranger fans

$48 Bucks Says He Scores Alot This Year

By Trapp

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The way ‘Rik operates is: On year, Off year, On Year, Off Year…you get the picture…well October will most likely begin his predicted “On Year”. He’s now on a new team, in a contract year, in a new division as well as new conference. He’s 31 years old. He’s in his prime. The poor guy got benched for missin a penalty shot last year in Montreal. For godsake this a guy who scored 40+ goals two times in three years in New York City no less. Come on. Now Alain is runnin that bench with a new system in place that focuses more of an offensive game BUT still being defensively responsible, you kinda wish ‘Rik was still wearin that Blue Sweater but not the one that had his name plate stitched on in Ohio. Gonna suck when he does this Hank and the 15 other teams in the East this year:

Nik Zherdev Just CRUSHING Summer.

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By Doud

-Winnipeg Sun: Apparently Nikolai Zherdev partied a little too hard after signing a new KHL contract last week.

The 28-year-old former NHLer, picked up on a one-year deal by HC Lev Praha, celebrated at the Barvikha Luxury Village hotel in Moscow where things turned violent, according to LifeNews.ru.

Zherdev got into a bar brawl and crashed his $300,000 Bentley, which was also vandalized by locals who were outraged with his behaviour. Repairs to the vehicle will cost $30,000.

Hotel staff also claimed he spent nights with various women. Eugenia, his wife, told LifeNews.ru that after a string of embarrassing events she will file for divorce in the near future.

THATS how you Russia. Hell, thats basically textbook how you America. Sign new deal, get fucked up. Sometimes you just gotta brawl with the locals, that’s part of the game. Gotta love them just kickin a dude when he’s down tho and straight up graffiti-ing the dope Bently post crash.
Worst part of the story though is Mrs Zherdev filing for divorce. Fuckin chicks huh? Dude signs a new deal, has ONE little bad week, you wouldda thought he started World War 9. Whatever I’m sure the chicks Nik pulled were better anyway:
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Could Be A Year Long State Of Disarray

By Trapp

Free Agency Day

Every team in the League that plays Hockey Nationally likes to fill their desired holes and areas that can be, let’s say, a missing piece to the puzzle. And by puzzle I mean the Stanley Cup.

Last summer the Rangers traded away some valuable players to win the Rick Nash sweepstakes. They gave up Tim Erixon, Artem Anisimov and Brandon Dubinsky. Listen you’re gonna get your 50/50 raffle with this one. Fans were pissed because those were two homegrown players and a highly touted prospect they just gave up almost in a sense to cash in. Same shit happened in the summer of 2007 when the Rangers let Mike Nylander walk and they signed Chris Drury and Scott Gomez. Two bonafide 2nd and 3rd line players. When NJ won their two cups with Scott, he wasn’t on the first line with Patrik Elias and Petr Sykora. When Chris Drury won his cup in Colorado, he wasn’t on the first line with Joe Sakic and Alex Tanguay. That’s just not how shit was. Whatever I digress.

The Rangers get this marquee guy in Rick Nash and he’s added to a cast of a team that was 2 wins shy of advancing to the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1994. Yo straight up when they got Nash I literally said ok we’re gonna win the cup.


What a fuckin move

Richards, Nash, Gaborik, Callahan, Staal, McDonagh, Girardi…oh and ummm Henrik Lundqvist. Arguably the greatest goalie that’s playing hockey on the planet currently. I thought of those names and immediately I’m thinking they can win the cup in a 48 game season easily. Wrong. The same situation from 2007-2008 season happened in this previous 2012-2013 season. Expectations were placed on this team’s shoulders and they flat out were bad right from the start. Bad.

Still couldn’t score goals, Hank can’t see pucks or we block so many shots they deflect off the defenders and in. Just an endless brigade of really preventable shit. Gaborik gets ran out of town. Weird, a two time 40 goal scorer in 3 years on Broadway for a guy who was softer than baby shit turned into a really hard working player. They get back players that fit John Tortorella’s system. And that’s it. Somehow beat the Caps in game 7, get han mandled by Boston in round 2. Torts gets fired. Alain is hired, great coach, offensive yet defensively responsible system but not to the point where hank has to win 40 “2-1” games out of his 65 starts.

This now brings us full circle to where we are today:

Nathan Horton and Valteri Filpulla are both likely to sign in Columbus. That team is on the rise. Gaborik, Anisimov, Dubinsky, Jack Johnson, Bobrovsky.

Gaborik will score 40 goals this year in a contract year. If they do well this season and if he does well this season he’ll most likely resign. I could be jumpin to conclusions but I don’t know I’m only human.

Kinda wish Gaborik was still in New York now don’t you?