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  1. And before that every Chad Pannington shoulder reconstruction came with 20%-30% extra on has fastball
  2. My thought exactly. He was very careful about navigating some silly questions with well thought out answers.
  3. Amazing what can happen if you basically stick to the standard draft slot contract terms unlike what we tried to do with Revis back in the day. Before it blew up in our faces that is. Good news.,
  4. I am going to argue that getting up and out of the cellar in the East is not all about the QB, With a stronger defense and prospectively a MUCH stronger running game I think this team can compete with Wilson in a Mark Sanchez just-hand-it-off type role. If Wilson contributes more than that to the passing game then we may be off to the races. Obviously we have little chance at the big prize carrying a just-hand-it-off QB but that is a question for next year or the year after. The question as posed was where do we stand in the division right now. I hate to be "that guy" but until all of our major pieces make it through a full TC without season ending injury, or a protracted holdout or some incident involving 150MPH car chases with Florida police I am still very nervous.
  5. Probably still the worst in the AFCE but it might depend on things like how effective that Lawson and Becton are going to be coning off serious injuries. If they are both fully back then we are automatically better, possibly much better even before the talent that has just been drafted over the last three days.
  6. When the fluids from day-2 begin to dry and crust over the already crusted over fluids from day one, does it all congeal into a single layer of crust or does it form more of a laminated two layer, puff pastry type crust? These are the questions which occupy my mind going onto day-3 where the rough diamonds never fail to disappoint.
  7. I wonder if SF would do Deebo for Garrett Wilson straight up today? I am actually guessing that they would and that we would not. Strange what a difference 24 hours can do to one's perceptions
  8. People always ask for more until they settle for less.
  9. Playoff berth clinched last night, We are going to the big dance boys
  10. USA and England in the same World cup group. It Ukraine does make it into the finals that will be one crazy group, Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine Group C Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland Group D France, UAE/Australia/Peru, Denmark, Tunisia Group E: Spain, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Germany, Japan Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
  11. Really good win last night against the Penguins Now let's not screw it up with anything less than a win against the Detroit Red Wings tonight.
  12. Gallant has been outstanding this year in getting the team to bounce back after a loss, This one was really nice from a number of different angles. All of the new acquisitions contributed important minutes and we sent a bit of a message to our most likely first round opponent. No resting on laurels however. We have them again next Tuesday in their building and then for the final meeting just eight days after that back at the Garden. Odd that the schedule maker made us wait most of the season before we met up for the first time and with all four games packed into a short period. Looks like Kakko will be healthy enough to play soon which gives Gallant an additional good problem have. Personally I think the time off will be good for his game.
  13. I was crossing my fingers and holding out hope for JT Miller right up until the end but I think his form over the last 3-months ended up pricing him out of anyone's reach. Personally I was not willing to give up Kravtzov, Schneider and other assets to get him here. There was no mega-deal to be had and TBH I think it is better for the Rangers to retain their premium prospects rather than trade them for what might be just a rental. I am not overly familiar with our acquisitions but the folks on another site seem impressed with the grittiness and playoffs-value of the guys we did get and how little we ended up paying for them. I liked Barron too but he was going to have a tough time cracking this line up here. Good luck kid unless you are playing against us. This is a playoffs training-wheels year for the Rangers and the front office has managed to give us a puncher's chance against the top teams assuming Igor continues stand on his head.
  14. Gotta feel good for Georgie here. He has pretty much been an automatic loss for a while so maybe this helps both himself and the team beyond the improbable win last night.
  15. Does this include an implicit promise that the next retirement announcement will not be given the same attention that the last one was?
  16. The relegation rules create real risk for people like Woody. There is literally no floor in terms of how much the value can be driven down by an incompetent owner. Very different from an NFL franchise.
  17. I grew up in South London (Streatham) before moving to NY in my 20s and Chelsea were my team for better worse, mostly worse. during those lean times. We were, at best the 3rd best team in London behind Spurs and Arsenal. Bigger clubs with bigger budgets, Plus we had a chairman who practically bankrupted the team. I had no choice in the purchase by the Russian billionaire but I confess I have enjoyed the fruits of an effectively unlimited budgets and being on the "big spender" side of the ledger during recent times. To your question the answer is also yes, I do not look forward to playing the teams you mention unless it is in the 3rd round of the FA cup. Ownership by Woody would be a disaster and unless a bona fide cheapskate buys the team (*cough* *cough* Glazer) I think they will bounce around the top tier in Europe for a few more years yet. The talent pipeline is good and it will take whoever buys them a few years to squander that,
  18. noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  19. Mini-slump over followed by three wins in a row. Tuesday (3/8) will be tough because it feels like the Wild match up against us better than the Blues (3/10) or Dallas (3/12). Maybe Georgie gets the start on Tuesday.
  20. Kakko needs to get healthy but even there you just do not trade the #1 overall or the #2 overall, Unless it brings back a true superstar in return and none of those are on offer, Rangers have 32 Million in cap room and they have a loaded talent pipeline with which to make any deals, We may have to give up a Zack Jones or a Lundquist because we have a bit of a log jam of young defensemen. We may have to eat some contract dollars but we can do that too, No need to trade Laffy or Kapo at this point. In fact it is a terrible idea unless the talent coming back is Eichel level or better
  21. Roman Abramovich trying to get out of town five minutes before the posse?
  22. I hate matinee games. 3PM just feels so wrong. I don't have any data to support this position but if feels like the Rangers do not do as well in these kinds of games. In any event it is what it is and I have been waiting all year to see how we match up with the Pens. #2 vs. #3 in the Metropolitan and 2nd place on the line directly in this game. Good stuff. Go Rangers!
  23. Rangers continue booking wins. This one against a sleepwalking Capitals team tonight. Penguins on Saturday in a matinee game. People openly discussing Shesterkin as a live Hart trophy candidate which is astonishing and rare for a goaltender to be in that conversation.
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