Guy Catches Hank’s Stick Then Takes On All Of New York

By Trapp

  
  
  
Another one in the books. The Rangers won their 6th straight last night, Nash scored a sweet fuckin goal and Hank was setting records and adding another shut out to stats. After the Rangers rejoiced because of another victory Hank was named number 1 star of the game and he tossed his stick into the crowd for a lucky fan to have as a souvenir. Then all hell broke loose. 

You would’ve thought he started World War 9.

Me and my fiancé’s brothers were watching the game and we caught this war live I thought I had heart palpitations I was laughing so hard at this. So glad it made its way onto the Internet. 
  
This guy was gonna do whatever the hell it took to leave MSG with that staff. I wonder what was going through this guy’s head at this very moment? He may have thought that this was it. 

21 Years Ago Today And 21 Years Of Pain

by Trapp

 
  

Remarkable day in American History occurred 21 years ago today. Obviously I’m drinkin reeb and watching MSG. It’s very hard for me dealing with waiting another year to see the Rangers make the post season and compete for the Stanley Cup. 21 years ago I was like fuckin 5 years old and shit was different then. We had quality movies like Speed and music like Smashing Pumpkins and my favorite team hoistin up Stan.

With years of growing up and spending my entire life playing hockey, the respect that I have for the game has me so goddamn hungry for a cup. I’ve dealt with the dark ages from 1997-2004 of no post season. I have dealt with the getting knocked out the 2nd round under Renney. The heartbreak to lose to the Devils in the Conference Finals in 2012. Acquiring Nash and under achieving the 2013 season post lockout and bein ousted 4-1 to Boston in the round 2. 

Show John the door. Insert Alain. 

Under Alain, in two seasons this team has gone to the Stanley Cup finals and won the President’s trophy but lose in the Conference Finals a couple weeks ago to Tampa. I’m having a real hard time watching this year’s Stanley Cup Finals. I truly believe if the Rangers showed up at all in game 7 and fuckin won, they would win the cup. This would’ve been their turn to win by going back to the cup.

This team is so goddamn close and has been. I don’t care about finishing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. You can finish fucking 6th or whatever I don’t fuckin care. The sign those yugs are holding in the first picture of this post sums up my life. Get it done. It’s now time to fuckin sack up and win it all in 2016. 

The Rick Nash Apologists Need To Stop

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by Doud

So last night Trapp texts me asking what the fuck is wrong with Nash and why the hell he can’t score, or do anything to take over a game.  My response is everything I wanted to write in this very article a couple weeks ago when the Rangers found themselves down 3-1 in their series against Washington, but I held off since I felt he would break through and score a big goal in that series, which he did do in game 6.  The reason is very simple: he does not have it within himself to be a winner.  He does not have it within his personality (of which I’m very sure is something he doesn’t actually have) to be a competitor.  He’s a shy Canadian “good boy” who only operates within his given coach’s game plan, and will never elevate his play to operate outside of said game plan, despite his clear offensive skill/ability/size and speed that warrants him the right to do so.  He does not grasp the idea that superstars (of which he is one) need to take it upon themselves to make the plays needed to win.

The Rangers need him to at some point realize that he’s the best player on the ice at any given time and has the ability to take control of the game, and even be selfish when need be.  When he gets a shorthanded breakaway coming in on his strong hand side, you go hard to the net with your speed and size to attempt a move on the goalie to score.  What you DON’T do is take a goddamn soft wrist shot from the faceoff circle for a possible rebound play to Jesper fuckin Fast.

Do it yourself bro, you’re reeeeaaally good.  Game 6 on Mother’s Day, he scores a huge goal powering to the net, and I let out one of the most fulfilling yells of exclamation yet, because I badly want to root for our true goal scoring star.

He’s not absolved yet because that’s just one (albeit a BIG one) of 6 goals in over 50 playoff games during his Rangers career, and I’m very sick of wanna be coaches defending his great “two-way-play.”

The thing about “two-way-play” is that it HAS TO GO TWO WAYS.  HE’S NOT A TWO WAY PLAYER IF HE’S NOT ALSO SCORING GOALS.  And don’t give me this shit how he’s working so hard to defend and throw hits and all that. He’s not making his teammates better, and he’s not going to the net like he should.  Period.  Let me remind you what philosophically Rick Nash on the Rangers represents: SUPERSTAR LEVEL GOAL SCORING.  He was acquired in the wake of the disastrous loss in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals to the Devils in which the Rangers beat themselves because both John Tortorella coached his players into the ground and a lack of premium twine tingling.  He is the reason a couple core team members were deemed expendable in the name of much needed added offense in the form of a true power forward.

Look, Rick Nash is a bonafide superstar, as noted by his career high goal scoring tallys this year (42).  He’s not employed to backcheck. He could very well score tonight in game 3 in Tampa and lead the Rangers to victory, and, I don’t know, it would probably make some modicum of sense to have your 40 goal scorer on the first power play unit (looking at you Alain).  But he can’t shy away from these big moments, nor can he feel like one is enough.  He needs to grow a personality quick and start to take over.

Nash and Staal Join Zuccarello By Given the Night Off

  

By Trapp

With two games remaining the rangers will have Nash and Staal out of the lineup and will inser Bourque and Summers. With the President’s Trophy and home ice locked up, now is the time to rest a couple top players. This is Zuccarello’s second straight game off but there is nothing to worry about. 

This time of year all players have bumps and bruises. And given what the Rangers have accomplished, resting some top players will be beneficial because they are in it for the long haul.

Did Anyone Else See This Guy?

By Trapp

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After Rick Nash’s filthy goal this afternoon they show a brief celebration by Nash and Co and the camera cuts to this fuckin guy for like a second then back to the rangers. He was the ONLY ranger fan in that area for like 5 sections.

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Immediately after the goal this exchange then took place:

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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

En Route to the Garden

By Trapp

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Currently sitting on the train as I await the final 10 minutes of this journey to Stenn Pation thanks to the lovely NJ Transit. Beer League Beauts will be in attendance at Madison Square Garden as the Rangers welcome Rick Nash back to the line up to take on big bad Boston Bruins. I’d say it was another smart decision made by me in purchasing these tickets. Doud on the otherhand…

Stay posted for live tweets and updates

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RETURN OF THE NASH

By Trapp


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“The New York Rangers have announced that Rick Nash will return to the Rangers lineup tonight against the Bruins for the first time since suffering a concussion on October 8th.”

JT Miller will be taken out of the line up tonight with Nash’s return. I saw a picture of Nash today wearing his 4500 bucket at the morning skate and I am not thrilled about it considering he wore that helmet when and after Lucic made him concussed. The guy wears the top of line helmet that’s out on the market being the Bauer Reakt helmet NHL: Preseason-New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils
and then switches back clearly for style to the 4500 bucket and three games in Brad Stuart fucks his brain up. I may be just gettin too worried but I have a right to be. But whatever, Nash is going to make an impact for this team in such a positive way and it all starts tonight in New York vs the Boston Bruins at 7:30….

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?