Yak Is Off To The Kay

By Trapp

Really didn’t take long at all to be honest. I fuckin knew this guy was gonna turn out to be another Daigle. I think a lot of us saw this one coming. Another first overall pick for Edmonton, horrible coaching, no development. It was a recipe for disaster.

A stop in St. Louis, and one last shot with Colorado and jus like that the 2012 former first overall draft pick Nail Yakupov has officially signed a two year deal with KHL’s SKA St. Petersburg. Who knows if he decides to sack up and come back when that deal is complete but his time in the NHL is done after six seasons.

“Yea Pavel.. HA yea it’s me. Comin over to the K… I’m 24…Later.”

TJ Just Doin The Damn Thing in Warmies Yesterday. Does Canada Really Stand A Chance Tomorrow?

By Doud

What else can be said bout Osh mcGosh that hasn’t already? Just CRUSHING the Olympics through and through. Sick mitts.

Absolute border war tomorrow at noon. I’ll likely be drinking/hopefully celebrating hard at Saloon NYC or the Puck. If you consider yourself an American and have any pride in yourself you’ll find a way to watch the game. Must exact revenge for 2010 and earn the right to play for gold. Its our density….i mean, our DESTINY.

Honestly its a fuckin Friday and its likely the most important day in our nation’s history so for there to be work at all anywhere tomorrow is a crime. Even the criminals will set their illegal goals aside to take on the cold hat from the north.

Do the right thing.

Fuck Canada.

PS Hilary Knights relationship with me is on the line currently, get that gold woman or ill kick you to the curb

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Oshie Needs to be a member of Champions League

By Trapp

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Me, Doud, Syle Kala, MIT, Sean, Scar, Sike Mudol, Reid Saratoga, Chuckpat are all members of the Champions League. TJ Oshie proved how American he was by goin 4-6 against Bobrovsky in the shootout the other yad. The pic above of him straight up asleep in the bar just catipults him into another league of Americans.

The next level would be Champions League. Oshie you gotta come chill wit is bro.

OSHIE THE GOLD MEDAL’S YOURS, SIDNEY’S GONNA CHOKE!

Ryan Callahan Will Likely Be Traded. Deal With It.

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by Doud

 

Yes, Ryan Callahan is our captain and sets the tone for hard working, sacrificing the self for the team mentality that has permeated each Rangers team since his arrival on Broadway.  As an impending Unrestricted Free Agent, however, Glen Sather CAN NOT give in to the exorbitant demands of a glorified third liner.

 

What does Cally do well? Lays his body on the line every night, every play; blocks shots with reckless abandon; consistently leads team and league in hits; stout in all three zones, especially along boards in neutral zone to thwart enemy rushes as well as on the forecheck; unequivocal leader in locker room.  He’s one of those players with great intangibles that teams covet for championship runs.  These are all talents that have justified the ‘C’ on his chest and got him a spot on the USA Olympic squad (we’ll see how such talents parlay on to the bigger ice).  Then why run him out of town?  As an impending UFA who is searching for a long term deal for big money, you simply can not commit the 7 years and large cap hit he desires to a player who is constantly on the IR, does not put up big points, and is undersized.  

For a team that was man handled and out classed by the bigger, faster Bruins in the Eastern Conference Semi’s last spring, Glen Sather has an opportunity to upgrade his club on the ice by bringing in a cheaper, younger, bigger power forward with big offensive upside in the form of Chris Stewart of St. Louis, who although has been inconsistent this season on a top team will likely benefit from a change of scenery into an offensively flowing team such as the Rangers under Alain Vigneault.  Another option would be Jamie McGinn in Colorado, an even younger player who fits the same mold. Fact is, despite the Rangers’ recent surge, they’re doing it on the backs of miniature Mats Zuccarello, here and there center Derrick Brassard who has never been one to throw his body around, and the ever soft and inconsistent Benoit Pouliot.  they need size and skill to go up against Boston and Pittsburgh.  

 

Now if by some miracle Captain Cally gains rationality comes down on his demands before the trade deadline, by all means re-sign him and keep that leadership in the room.  But what exactly has the leadership in the Rangers’ room ever won?  At some point during the 7 year term of Henrik Lundqvist’s newly minted deal this team needs to become a champion, and as currently constructed it can easily be argued that this rangers team lacks certain tools needed to bring the elusive Stanley to MSG.  Sometimes you have to give to get.

 

 

 

KEVIN!

By Trapp

Newly acquired defenseman Kevin Klein (not the guy from ‘In and Out’) is set to make his Rangers debut tonight at the Garden against the St. Louis Blues.

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Every Ranger fan this side of Orion’s Belt and a little further passed that intergalactic kegger is beyond thrilled that Michael Del Zotto will never play another game for the New York Rangers.

Every good play Kevin makes tonight I’m gonna do this:

ELLIOT

By Trapp

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Brian Elliot of the St. Louis Blues. Not bad man not bad. Because you know his last name is Elliot…

Best part of this movie is when the older brother comes home from football practice and he’s lookin through the fridge and he goes “Nothin but health shit!” which I say every time I’m browsin through my fridge.

GOT ALOT OF THINGS TO DISCUSS, MAINLY UPDATES: PAR DEUX

By Trapp

Last night 10/28/13 marked a special night in hockey. Lindy Ruff now the coach of the Dallas Stars played his first game in Buffalo as an opposing coach for the first time in 14 years. That’s pretty special stuff to coach a team for that long, it’s unfortunate the yug never got to win the Stanley Cup all those years in BuffNation. Also in that game tonight was the debut of Matt Moulson who was acquired yesterday by the Buffalo Sabres from the New York Islanders in exchange for Thomas Vanek. Islanders gave up a good amount to get him so hopefully it pays off for them. Matt Moulson was a well liked guy in that lockerroom, let’s see how this affects the team and overall his dude Johnny Tavs.

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Moulson scored two damn goals in his debut for Buff tonight. Doesn’t really matter because he’ll be dealt at the deadline, maybe even sooner.

Tonight was also the home opener for the New York Rangers against the Montreal Canadiens. This comes after a 9 game road trip which was pretty much a nightmare for the team and fans. After the first period I gave the edge to the Rangers but the officiating took over the game for a couple questionable calls. Won’t get into great detail but apparently Brian Boyle should’ve just allowed the opposing player to skate gingerly through the neutral zone instead of bodying him up? And also Chris Kreider shouldn’t make attempts to stay onside just go offside? Regardless the Rangers ended up losing the game 2-0.

In other news: Chicago beat the shit out of Minnesota again, Canucks won, Saku Koivu probably has a concussion after the Brandon DubDub hit which was clean by the way, Robbie Scuds has a broken ankle and will miss a shit ton of time from the Penguin lineup, Hanzal is suspended again, Vanek will play for the Islanders tonight and Carl Hagelin will play for the Rangers tonight.

Tonight’s games:
NYR vs NYI
ANA vs PHI
DAL vs MTL
TBL vs NJD
OTT vs CHI
WPG vs STL
TOR vs EDM
LAK vs PHX

Derek Roy Likes To Get Real Weird

By Trapp

We’ve all had our fair share of embarrassing moments having too much to drink especially a night out on the town. Me and my friends have had some pretty wild nights but we like chicks and we don’t do weird shit that Derek Roy does.

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Roy’s teammates must’ve gone out with him a night or two ago which could explain the Blues performance last night. They looked like complete dog shit against the Sharks.

This Doesn’t Come As Much Of A Shocker

By Trapp

“New York Rangers forward Arron Asham and goaltender Martin Biron have been placed on waivers. The move was reported by The (Bergen) Record and confirmed by general manager Glen Sather. Biron, 36, is 0-1-0 in two games, but has allowed nine goals on 38 shots for a 7.61 goals-against average and .763 save percentage. He’s in his fourth season as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup. Asham, 35, has no points, a minus-3 rating and 14 penalty minutes in three games.”
-NHL.com

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So far nothing has really gone right for the Rangers since training camp. It could be worse being a Devil fan considering they are winless and worthless but they at least they didn’t get smoked two games in a row. With the long Western trip now finished the Rangers come back East to practice in New York and sleep in their own beds for a night or two before hittin the road to Washington. They’ll be travelling without Biron, guy got waived today, same wit Asham. None of this is a surprise. Biron let in and has let in a number of softies in Rangers tenure, and Asham just doesn’t bring anything to the table for this particular team. It’s not right to point fingers right now especially with a team that hasn’t played well at all since the fluke game in Los Angeles. BUT, things will get better for the Rangers.  I have a strong feeling they will turn it around. I had a couple meltdowns after the Sharks and Ducks beatdowns but, the Rangers were resilient in St. Louis the other night. So with that being said, we’ll see what the Rangers moves will be regarding the two roster holes now. Will they give Cam Talbot a shot from Hartford? Sign Johan Hedberg? Pick up a player off waivers for the fourth line spot or just work within the organization? Who knows what can I say it’s beyond me…
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Maybe they’ll pull a wildcard and just sign Brad Tolliver.

Would be pretty remarkable if this is how Sather told Biron and Asham broke the news they were being waived: