Comrie, Cujo, Jagr, Latest Play of Some Teams, Other Articles

This Mike Comrie story is worst than the Lindros one back in 2000. But is Lowe really the bad guy here?

Curtis Joseph played quite well in last night’s major win over the miscoached Sabres, and Holland made a statement that teams are interested in him.

Why do people think that the Capitals fired Cassidy to accomodate Jagr? And……Rangers fans should really stop wimping out on bringing in the Czech star.

Speaking of….

Rangers are water and oil. The Panthers need to make moves as well as the Falling Stars.

Also, some interesting articles.

…..Annnnnnnnnnnd……my off-topic rant.People are now pointing fingers at Oilers GM Kevin Lowe of the Edmonton Oilers for the story that Mike Comrie will have to pay in order to get traded.

Biggest bull crap ever? Definitely. But, I’m still pointing my finger at Mike Comrie here. His disrespect to the organization has shown all along. Here’s a young player, very young, who has been succeeding in making a good career out of himself with the Oilers. Knowing that the Oilers have an old wripped up wallet with holes, this guy has shown no respect to the organization, no respect to the fans, and no respect to his own career. Yes, he has a right to request more money, but get real! The guy just made himself a contract problem for the rest of his career and general managers do not like players that give team problems with contracts.

Shame on you Mike Comrie, you will become a lame Duck.

Reading Spector’s Rumors…

TORONTO SUN: Rob Longley reports Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland claims he’s been in touch with a few teams interested in Curtis Joseph. While no trade is in the works, Holland claims there are some teams considering CuJo as a potential goaltending upgrade.

Absolutely. Curtis Joseph is an upgrade, then again he is a very expensive upgrade. I believe that one of those teams have been the Rangers, believe it or not. Dunham only has one win in his last 8 starts. He’s just been shakey ever since he was injured. He should have definitely made a save on that shot from Jan Bulis. Expect Markkanen to be played frequently in the next few games until the Dunham gets back in his top performance form. Still, I am not saying Dunham will be traded and Curtis Joseph will come in. No trades is in the works, we all know that. But, I believe that Slats just wanted to check out on Joseph again. If Dunham can’t stop the savable shots….then the Rangers should start worrying just a little bit. Expect to see typical idiotic Garrioch rumors that Joseph will go ot the Rangers. I still highly doubt so since the Rangers would most likely prefer to obtain Jaromir Jagr. The Islanders may also consider Cujo an upgrade, though it’s unlikely Mike Milbury will make a deal. I think Curtis Jospeh is worth getting for a playoff team this season, period.

Somehow, a number of hockey fans believe that the Capitals fired Cassidy to make Jagr feel more relaxed. SAY WHAT!? Pierre McGuire sad it best last night that Cassidy deserved to be fired for making foolish statements out in public…….foolish and idiotic.

The Jagr to Rangers story will continue.

That brings me to a certain level of annoyance. I am annoyed by Rangers fans who “go with the rest of the other teams fans” saying that Jagr is not worth and that the Rangers must rebuild.

I’m calling those Rangers fans a bunch of wimps. Jagr on the Rangers is certainly capable to bring them to the playoffs. He’s the one who will revive Kovalev, revive Hlavac and Nedved. He’s the game breaker. The Rangers got Pavel Bure for a reason, to be the game breaker scoring the tying goals and winning goals. That’s exatcly who the Rangers needed last night. They needed the player to score on that last power play, amazingly the refs called one against the Habs after all the clutching and grabbing they did in the 3rd period, or to score on those last quality chances last night.

That’s what Pavel Bure was used for last season. I remember in a game against the Ducks last season where it went to OT and Bure scored the winner.

Rangers are missing that player and I bet you that if they had a 100% healthy Bure, they would have been over .500.

Bure is gone though, he is on the verge of retiring.

Now you tell me, Rangers fans, which scenario do you prefer the most.

a) Rangers acquire Jagr, make the playoffs, and then deal with Jagr’s contract later.

b) Rangers don’t acquire Jagr, continue to be a team jumping up and down the .500 mark, and have a chance of missing the playoffs for the 7th time in a row. Then, they are forced to rebuild by letting a lot of their veterans go, play youngsters and possible not make the playoffs for one or two more seasons.

What scenario do you choose? I choose A because I want this Rangers team to make the playoffs this season. The NHL needs the Rangers to make the playoffs this season.

Jagr could be had for a bag of pucks. Don’t look ahead and worry about him, it’s not your problem. I am looking at now, and now is the time to make the playoffs for the Rangers. So…for the ones who whine saying “Rangers should look at young players and building the future, and Jagr’s salary is too much…blah blah blah”. Well here’s my rsponse to that…Grab some ******* balls.

This team had no excuses to lose last night. It was a must win. A HUGE MUST. Who the hell cares about Jagr’s salary next season, I am looking at this season. This group of Rangers cannot get it going at such an important game as this? Screw them, they deserve to play elsewhere. Jagr comes in, you got Kovalev finally working magic as a winger on the PP, you got Hlavac being a better helper, and you got Nedved becoming a much more important player, PLUS….Jaromir Jagr is motivated and happy, he’ll be posting at least the same numbers he’s posting with the Capitals.

If it takes getting Poti and Carter to get Jagr and a prospect or a 2nd rounder, then I’d do it. The wimpy Rangers fans who say that Poti is still only 26 and can be a very solid offensive defenseman in the future…..they need to grow cojones. The guy will always be a problem when his contract expires and always willing to go to the beloved arbitrators. I hate those kinds of players. If Poti can’t post the expected offensive numbers, then he is definitely one of the worst defensemen in the league. This guy is completely useless on the Rangers if he can’t post offensive numbers. And when I watch Leetch showing his offensive abilities and giving up his body on defense, that’s what makes Poti a total nobody on the Rangers. Play Joel Bouchard instead. Rangers have very solid future defensemen to look forward to in the future such as Fedor Tjutin, Bryce Lampman, Jake Taylor, Ivan Baranka, and hopefully Nate ‘Nasty’ Guenin.

Poti is expandable.

So, to those Rangers fans who wimp out on getting Jagr and talk about youngsters and rebuilding, go watch the Wolfpack.

Moving on to the Rangers. They are water (H2O) and oil. You get a small dish, put some water add a drop or two of oil and what happens? Both substances are there together but not mixed, just separated. That’s what the Rangers are. They are in one plate, but not fully together. The Holik line is still playing very well, but they won’t score goals every game. Carter has been stepping it up, but just because he had a 3 game goal streak doesn’t mean he’s changed on a line he doesn’t belong in (Hlavac-Nedved). Lindros is being jumped around, he has not even said a word about it, and all he does is just keep trying. I respect him for that. Only reason why he is not on with Chris Simon (definitely a very solid UFA addition) and Matt Barnaby, who comes and goes, is because Messier is playing very very very well on that line.

I say get Kovalev off the Holik line, and put either Lindros or Carter on that line. The Rangers are definitely playing more as a team, sticking up for each other and show team work….but they can’t afford to waste time by creating chemistry. They can’t waste time trying to build and complete a puzzle. Jagr is a piece of the puzzle, from a different game box, that perfectly fits.

Get the idea?

The Panthers are looking ok, but did you know that Kristian Huselius, former Calder Trophy candidate, and Mikael Samuelsson have been healthy scratches? Why not make changes? It appears like the Panthers won’t hire a coach for quite a while, unless Dudley is almost close to hiring one in the next couple of weeks, and so why not make some changes? Kristian Huselius is a very talented winger, very soft player, but talented with a very accurate shot. He could be useful on a lot of teams.

The Dallas Stars are quite a mess recently, they must be similar to the Rangers and have a similar situation. Expect them to make a trade very soon. Maybe before the roster freeze in December or most likely in January (I say Jagr comes to broadway in January). Jason Arnott is available, but I don’t see many teams interested in the guy. The Stars are kinda stuck if they must make a trade since every team they’ll talk to will mention Brendan Morrow’s name.

hockey_man1468 writes:

“The Flames might actually be on fire! NHL.com has even announced Mikka Kiprusoff and Shean Donovan as the players of the week for their respective positions.

Kipper has only lost a game since joining the Flames, and allowed no more than one goall in each but the loss.

Donovan scored a hat trick vs the Pens to give him 11, and is on a 6 game-goal streak.”

While it’s very, VERY, pleasing to see the Flames as a strong solid team again, with a nice chance to make the playoffs, I am still looking at Jerome Iginla and I am asking myself why he is still a Flame? Will he get re-signed? I hope so, and it’s not so bad if this guy won’t score as much since his salary won’t get a raise. Anyway, what happens once Roman Turek comes back?

Tweek writes:

“Well I figure now is as good a time as any to discuss the Leafs. They are 2nd in the East and sit on top of the Northeast Division. This site is known for some of the most heated hockey debates i’ve ever seen and its a good chance these debates depict Leaf fans on one side and everybody else on the other. Almost one year ago Micheal Farber of Sports Illutrated wrote an article stating the Leafs are the most hated team in the NHL and although he showed much bias in the report I think I can tend to agree with him. But its not for the reasons he stated. He described the leafs as a dirty team that whines and cries when things don’t go their way. Those two points are true but every team complains its just that Toronto’s is amplified by Toronto media idiots like Damian Cox. The leafs have the biggest fan base in the NHL( yeah yeah disagree I don’t care) but the leafs also have the biggest group of leaf haters in the NHL. So why do so many people hate this team?

A) THEY COMPLAIN ALL THE TIME?

B) THEY HAVE NOT WON A CUP SINCE 1967 AND ARE EASY TO MAKE FUN OFF?

C) TORONTO PORTRAYS ITSELF AS THE CENTRE OF THE HOCKEY UNIVERSE?

I think its a mixture of all these things. Its easy to take shots at Toronto because the fan base is so large and there are many fans out there who don’t know what they are talking about. There are also lots of Leaf fans who do know what they are talking about believe it or not. But people just can’t seem to see through to those people because they are too busy bashing the crap out of the leaf fans who will go out and propose the idea of a Cory Cross for a Eric Lindros. All I ask for people to do instead of jumping the gun and insulting ALL leaf fans is to step back and realize that its only one person among many.

This all being said the leafs have won 8 straight games at the moment I wrote this acticle. Yes, yes i’m not getting my seat at the parade just yet nor is any other leaf fan and no we do not think the cup is coming here this year. As much as i’d like to see the leafs win the whole thing this year I realize that the leafs would have to play way over their heads to do it. But please just let me and all other fans enjoy ther current success because deep down inside we all know it won’t last. They will give us 1,2, or maybe even 3 good rounds but in the end i’m sure i’ll just be hearing yet another article by Damian Cox on what the leafs did wrong this year. So please people give us a break because I for one am sick of the constant bewildering of my favourite team. We are hungry fans, I mean wouldn’t you be too if your favourite team had not won the cup since 67?”

I tend to agree with every single thing said in this article.

I watched that game where the Leafs played against the St. Louis Blues. How can any true die hard hockey fan not like the Maple Leafs? I like to say that any team that plays against the Leafs ends up playing sloppy, and it makes the game fun. Finally, I got to watch a TRUE hockey game. A hockey game where I saw skills, talent, and passion from the players and the fans. I felt a game tier coming along, I felt it and when the Leafs scored I actually shouted a YES.

The ones who criticize the Leafs are the complainers and whiners. Michael Farber needs to get a clue of what he’s writing about….and I don’t want to talk about the US media coverage on hockey since it would only create too big a havoc.

The Leafs are exciting, they are fun to watch and aside from Darcy Tucker, I love their players. Mats Sundin to Owen Nolan and to Gary Roberts. I don’t complain about the Leafs, I don’t have to. Why should I criticize them? I respect them, I respect their players and I highly respect the city of Toronto and the Leafs fans. Sure, some Leafs fans are completely idiotic. But hello? Asking a guy what he thought of John Madden in a parking lot outside the Bridgewater Mall, in NJ, where he had a Devils bumper sticker and he answered “I was a fan of his when he coached.” (NFL) ????????? I mean, really….every team has idiotic fans. Devils fans were leaving during the last Devils playoff home game, Game 6 of the Finals against the Avalanche with 7 minutes left. THEY WERE LEAVING?! I remember the trade talks when Lindros was rumored to go to the Flyers, and Flyers fans on here had ridiculous thought os Kloucek, Dvorak, and Brendl for Lindros. Or Leetch involved in the deal. I saw Flyers fans say that the Oates trade was not bad at all. And Rangers fans? You know me recent thoughts about a lot of Rangers fans.

Leafs are a great hockey club, fun to watch, fun to root for, except when playing against the Rangers (we’ll get ya back!….yeah right), and they are a team I support a lot.

My Off TOpic Rant of the day is…………..

The Toyota Prius. I am a car fan in a sense of designs and the value…the meaning of the car. Obviously because I am Italian. Lately I have happily decided to cancel my subscription to Car and Driver. They are a bunch of clueless retards who hate American cars 80% of the times and love the cheap Japanese cars. Come on….they criticize the new Chevy Malibu but love the Hondas? And Motor Trend announced the 2004 Car of the year which is the Toyota Prius.

A smallish looking car that looks like a nasty pill to shove up, you know where, wins Car of the Year? Out of all the cars on the markert, from BMW to Chrysler, to VolksWagen and Audi, they choose the Prius?

The Motor Trend have completely humiliated themselves, and gladly I won’t have to read any of their biased illogical and clueless crap. They lack the mind of elegant design and significance of a car. The only good car magazine out there is Automobile Mag.

Well, that is all, thank you!


97 Responses to Comrie, Cujo, Jagr, Latest Play of Some Teams, Other Articles

  1. NYR88Express says:

    Japanese cars are the worst. 95% plastic, 5% metal….theyre ugly too!

    the best cars in the world? here they are:

    GERMANY: Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Opel

    ITALY: Fiat, Ferrari, Lamborghini, DeTomaso, Maserati, Lancia, Alfa Romeo

    and not to mention Volvo, Rover, Seat, Peugeot, Lada, Skoda

    hands down, Europeans now how to make the best damn cars…theyre fast, theyre powerful, they’re durable and they last for MANY years…i don’t mean the ones that you will find here in North America…i mean actual ones that you will buy from a dealer in the EU

    i think Mikster will agree with me, right neighbor? Italia – Grecia

  2. WildWing89 says:

    Wow. You’ve got to do some learning, man. Comrie will not help the Oil, and it doesn’t matter if Perry and a first would now, they’ll help later. No one wants to trade the things Lowe wants (Lupul, Frolov, etc.) and no one will.

    As for it being a rip-off, I don’t see how it is. Cory Perry, your non-roster junk player, is leading the OHL in scoring. With the exception of Peter Sarno, who was never though of highly anyways, most players who lead the OHL in scoring become very special players. A 1st round draft pick is always good, and it can get them a good prospect. Anaheim’s first last year got the Ryan Getzlaf, who would’ve made the team if the CBA wasn’t expiring.

    Also, Jeff Woywitka is a defenseman, not a forward. And he’s actually got pretty good potential. Him and Pitkanen are the future top two d-men.

    And finally, Coliacavo may be overrated a bit by the Toronto republic, but not that much. He is a great defenseman and has the potential to be their future number 1. Out of all the top Canadian forwards last year at the WJC: Upshall, Lupul, Bouchard, Tootoo, Laich, etc., guess who lead Canada in scoring? That’s right, DEFENSEMAN Carlo Coliacavo.

  3. jerzjayme says:

    or crazy fans who think gretzky was a ranger. (come on, he was more of a god damn blue :) )

    funny you say about that “playoff spot” after my hockey game on wed. i was watching the ranger game with my linemate who is a ranger fan. we both almost had beer come out of our nose when we heard kirk meneffe (i think it was him or some other msg douche pick) say “Well, The Rangers are still fighting for that 8th playoff spot”

    i dunno we thought that was some funny shit

  4. GretzNYR99 says:

    Laugh all you want, I don’t care. I’d bet a million bucks I won’t see your ass around when Stevens retires and the redline is taken out so you guys can’t play your Neutral Zone Crap. Then, you guys are screwed. :)

  5. jerzjayme says:

    “Who cares about New Jersey and the Devils outside of New Jersey natives? No one.”

    5 bucks says your from jersey. and you listen to jovi

  6. BabyLeaf says:

    Comrie and Jagr…I really have run out of opinions on these two guys…I just wish something would happen with already…this waiting is getting tedious.

    As for Cujo…maybe Detroit shouldn’t trade him, it seems Hasek is having a lot of injury trouble, perhaps it would be in Detroits best interest to keep him until March. Or maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about, LOL. I still think he’ll probably end up with a team in the East.

    Hey what’s wrong with Darcy??? He’s the best…gonna score 70 goals this year, just watch and see! LOL (sorry Leaf haters…is my blinding optimism making you cringe? haha) BTW I don’t think Darcy will score 70 goals…just to clarify. LOL

    Now addressing this Toronto issue, and why everyone (ok not everyone…but many) in Canada hates the Leafs/Toronto. I was born and raised in Toronto…I know it’s not the centre of everyone’s universe…but it’s the centre of mine. Just like whatever city you happen to live in, is the centre of yours. I’d be just as self absorbed in Montreal, Edmonton, Vancover, Halifax or whatever, as I am in Toronto. 😉

    And I know little to nothing about cars…so what you just wrote, I am not sure what it means…LOL, but I do I love German cars…they’re the best!! hehe 😉

  7. BabyLeaf says:

    I’m from Ontario…Toronto, Ontario (well more actually the GTA…Richmond Hill, but it’s all the same shit haha). And I have yet to meet anyone who has resentment towards any part of Canada East or West.

    I love every part of Canada…except for maybe Mississauga and Thornhill. (hehe…but I think that’s just me 😉

  8. Tweek says:

    I’m from Oakville which is also GTA and I also hate Mississauga..how could somebody like that crazy shitbox of a city

  9. BabyLeaf says:

    LOL…wahoo another ‘sauga hater!

    Now let me clarify before people start yelling at me, I don’t hate Mississauga people (my aunt and sister live there and they’re awsome) I just hate the city. Many, traumatic experiences, that I rather not discuss.

    heeh 😉

  10. RangerSteve says:

    Rangers always find themselves at hte end of the year down by a point or 2 while everyone has at least 2 games in hand on themselves. CuJo to the Isles makes NO SENSE! Snow’s doing a fine job of being any form of a mentor to DiPietro and with Snow’s lower salary, it allows Sterling to alternate his goaltenders accordingly. I don’t think it’s that smart to see have them alternating this much though.

  11. GretzNYR99 says:

    I’m from the Eastern Suburbs of Long Island.

    I do listen to Jovi, and I like Bruce too.

    Bruce is a Ranger fan. :)

  12. gr8haluschak says:

    he doesn’t dictate how much the Oilers make, who’s bonuses were paid and as a result the Oilers lost money, and if he had a decent season don’t you think he would be demanding a hell of a lot of money, the Oilers traded Carter thinking that Comrie would have done something in the playoffs, instead of strokin it, therefore merrit a higher contract.

  13. Sands says:

    Alright man. Thats it… i’ll step it up. i’ll say it… let’s bring in Jagr….

    But i don’t trade carter.

    Poti… yes i trade him. Bouchar is ready to take his place….

    Carter has stepped up his game. Keep him. Puritan on the other hand wants out of NY he won’t go to hartford so let him go to washington.

    Lindros needs to get off nedveds wing and have Jagr on his first line. Kovalev ad lindros don’t work, we have seen that.

    Jagr-Lindros-whoever

    Carter-Nedved-whoever

    Kovalev-Holik-Rushinsky

    Barnaby-Mess-Simon

    I was saying it last night and you said it for me…

    WE NEED A SCORER. NOTHING MORE THEN THAT BURE’S GONE. WE NEED JAGR TO PUT IN THOSE GOALS. i agree 100%.. scary thing is.. Bure didn’t retire yet… and his brother said he looks like he’s going to try and play again. Bure free agent… no one’s giving him more then 5 with that knee….. 4 million-3 million for a year.. i’ll take him with full insurance… so maybe it’s worth the wait…. next year there is no hockey.. bure with 2 years off…… hummmm i don’t know… some wait.

  14. jerzjayme says:

    Bruce has now be kicked out of new jersey

  15. wingedim says:

    Bure while he can still light up the board, in my mind, is done. I wouldn’t pick him up for more than a couple mil with heavy incentives and insurance. He’s shown his knees are gone even after multiple surgeries. If he’s smart he’ll call it a career (granted a shortened one) and maybe get in the office somewhere as a scout??

  16. Bishop7979 says:

    Well if he comes back he’s a Ranger, the Rangers have him under contract through next year

  17. GretzNYR99 says:

    Good for him, he doesn’t belong with uneducated trash like yourself.

  18. bender says:

    Nolan’s 31 sure, but he’s also a powerforward who’s been beaten and bruised for years. He’s been in and out of the Leafs lineup since they got him, and he was in and out of the Sharks lineup before that. I love Nolan, he’s a great player, but his body has pretty much had the biscuit eater.

    Last 2 meetings and we beat you guys in the 1st round last year. If we meet again this summer, we’ll prolly blow you out, last year we had to get over our own demons.

    Shhhh…..I’m trying to get rid of Woywitka before he becomes a huge FLOP with the Flyers. He may someday be a great stay at home 5 or 6th D man. But he’s a 1st rounder for Eff’s sakes, you can draft great stay at home D men in the 7th round or sign them undrafted (a la Vandermeer).

    I’m not saying Handzus is great or gonna save the day for the Oil, I just think he’s less of a gamble than banking it all on Perry, who may actually become a decent player someday.

  19. bender says:

    I certainly agree he’s not a non-roster junk player just yet, but it’s still a long stretch to trade for him when your holding a bonfide 1st or 2nd line Center.

  20. bender says:

    Maybe Kevin Lowe is hoping that the Ducks or Oilers will tank the season and they can draft Ovechkin!!!! LMAO

  21. GretzNYR99 says:

    Agreed on needing a scorer. But if we get Jagr, we have to get rid of some players.

    I think that the Holik line is good enough to play behind Lindros-Jagr line. Keep them. Lindros does need a big power forward winger to help him open up ice, John LeClair was that man back in Philly. But we need speed and depth, 2 things we lack. We don’t have the right balance, and we haven’t for years. As for Bure, I don’t want him back, way too much of a gamble, even at $3 million with full insurance. Why sign him? It’s proven that Lindros needs a power winger, the last time he did good was with Bobby Holik as his center, last year. This is why I say we trade for Niklas Sundstrom and Todd Harvey. 2 guys who have proven that they can play well in NY, and they bring speed, depth, grit, and hard work, every damn night. We also need a big physical 2 way defenseman that clears the guys out of the crease, Sheldon Souray. He’s a younger version of Jeff Beukeboom. Big slapshot, good first pass, sound defensive play, big hits, good play in the corners, along the boards, and in front of the net. He’s a do-it-all guy.

    Yes, we need offense, but at that same time, we need depth and speed, BIG-TIME. The other solution I’d bring about thanks to RangerSteve, which is a bit farfetched unless they fall totally out of playoff contention is Jere Lehtinen and Richard Matvichuk. I think Carter, Poti, Purinton for those 2 can pull this trade off. Jere Lehtinen is another do-it-all guy who would be the ultimate compliment to Bobby Holik. That line would just give other teams hell. Richard Matvichuk would be the Jeff Beukeboom type defenseman we need with a little more offensive upside.

    Lindros-Rucinsky-Jagr

    Nedved-Hlavac-Kovalev

    Holik-Lehtinen-LaCouture

    Messier-Simon-Barnaby

    Leetch-Matvichuk

    Malakhov-Mironov

    DeVries-Kasparaitis

    As for Cujo to NY, not happening. I’d go for Sean Burke before Cujo.

  22. Wills says:

    Pointing the figure at Comrie is just stupid. No one knows the whole story about his situation and Comrie has said he will tell it when the right time comes (when he has been traded). By Lowe asking him to pay for a trade is just plain unethical and makes the Edmonton orgainzation look bad.

    Rangers going for Jagr is also plain dumb. This team has enough talent to make the playoffs right now and if anything they need another character guy, not another overpaid player.

  23. JoeKO says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks Car and Driver needs to have their heads examined. The Prius makes me want to gag every time I see it. On the same idea, what’s with that brick Honda made? WHY do people buy those? Think about it! IT’S A BRICK. THERE WAS MORE STYLE INVOLVED IN THE FLINTSONE CAR!!!

  24. mondoman says:

    Here’s my off-topic rant…who the hell is tweek, his/her grammar is at like a third grade level. The ideas (the ones I could decipher) were valid, but the delivery was horrific. A few typos or spelling errors can happen, but the tweek article was so misworded I found it totally distracting. Even if it’s just a member on this site, when you write an article certain language skills are necessary.

  25. bender says:

    Hey Babyleaf how’ve yeah been?

    Just to elaborate, I believe it’s TSN that has ruined Toronto’s reputation throughout the rest of Canada. Thank god for the Regional Sportsnet which allows for more coverage for the local teams.

    I’m glad we weren’t conversing the last time the Flyers played the Leafs, that was FUGLY.

    Good to see ya around!

  26. starsgirl25 says:

    this is my new feeling about the stars- they will turn it around soon, they’ve been making small steps toward getting better. and if my team(ft.worth brahmas) can snap a 13 game losing streak, get their first home win and 3 win overall on the season in one night, then the stars can deffinatly make a turn around in the right direction.

    and the best cars ever are VW beetles. my friend has one, i want one(silver, sunroof, manual, 6 cd player) they are really nice cars. they might look small, but you can fit about 7 people in them.

  27. Bretzky says:

    Mikster writes the best articles on here. (Besides me, when I write my one article per 7 months because I’m so damn lazy). Seriously though, great article; very interesting; Mikster always has something new to bring to the table. Fun read.

  28. HockeyMessiah says:

    To tell you the truth, I kinda think Leaf fans are for the most part thick skinned. About 80% of postings I read are ignorant bashings. Every time a player is rumoured to be moved, I read about 10 comments that all say the same thing… “Stupid Leaf fans don’t say you’re getting Jagr, Kovalev, Nolan, Iginla, etc. because you won’t and you’ll never win the Cup blah blah blah…” And then of course there’s the one comment “Leafs should get him! We’d win the Cup for sure…” In my opinion these comments are most likely posted by bashers in disguise just trying to stir the pot.

    Now that’s not saying there’s no stupid Leaf fans ’cause there are… oh God are there ever. But I guess it’s just a matter of statistics that the team with the biggest fan base would have a larger number of ignorant fans. With that in mind however, why is it bashings outnumber stupid fan comments?

  29. devfanman4 says:

    “You say that the “NHL NEEDS THE RANGERS TO GET INTO THE PLAYOFFS”, no, no it doesnt. It needs atlanta, minnsota, ottawa, teams that can succeed with a resonable salary structure to make the playoffs. If the league is going to survive past this decade teams like the Rangers and Detroit and Dallas need to fail, they need to be proof that 80 million a year doesnt lead to success, that hard work, team work, and chemistry do.”

    BS. The NHL needs the big teams to make the finals to get TV RATINGS. TV RATINGS AND POPULARITY.

    You both are right (does that make sense). The NHL needs the Rangers to make the playoffs for TV ratings. But the NHL and owners need teams like the Thrashers and Preds to succeed and Rangers, Stars, Wings, etc to fail to prove that money doesn’t = the Stanley Cup.

  30. simplyhabby says:

    For once, they are developing some decent talent. (That’s if the GM keeps them) Stajan, Carlos, Jakcman, White are all great prospects. Sundin will stick around. Roberts, Joe, Nolan can’t be around much longer. I would very much agree with you.

  31. dlo44 says:

    Poti is expandable

  32. BabyLeaf says:

    Hey you!!!

    LOL…you’re right the last time the Leafs and Flyers met it was hell. But my Leafs have totally turned it around since that game! Thank God! LOL 😉

  33. the_expert_44 says:

    A LOGICAL RANGER FAN!!!! SELL YOURSELF ON EBAY FOR 15 MIL. BUCKS!!!!!!

    i agree with everything u said, dipietro should just get the starting job, hes earned it.

  34. GretzNYR99 says:

    The people who keep saying that the Rangers should build for the future should take a good look at Hartford and at Jimmy Schoenfeld, Ryan McGill, and Nick Fotiu have done down there, then if they have the balls to challenge the numbers, come back and say it again.

  35. GretzNYR99 says:

    LOL, you mean those shitty Civics?

    What a joke they are.

  36. MantaRay says:

    That Nick Fotiu (#22) would be an innovative coach in hockey. He is great at teaching kids.

    Schoney will make Hartford a great organzation in the long term.

  37. GretzNYR99 says:

    Agreed, but they already are a great organization.

  38. Levitate says:

    i’m feeling rather confrontational this morning, soo…

    fuck you for calling us ranger fans who don’t want jagr “wimps” and telling us to get some balls

    fuck you for being the wimp who wants to look for a quick fix in an overpriced underachieving superstar with motivation problems and who has never gotten along with any coach and goes into scoring slumps when he doesn’t get his way

    you know what? jagr has what, 11 goals? big damn deal..messier has 10. i expect a helluva lot more out of jagr than that and i’m sick of the cries of “well jagr wants to be in new york so if he’s traded here he’ll take off and play amazing”

    fuck that, you dont’ know that’s true, jagr will always be a little whiny prick. add to that, the caps will NOT trade jagr for a bag of pucks, they’re gonna want some pretty damn good compensation

    so fuck you, you’re the wimp who wants a quick fix in the form of a overhyped has been.

    if you had presented your view without the name calling, fine, but fuck you for trying to put the rest of us down

  39. TheCoach says:

    Ummm, first off, the NSX is made by Acura and it performs better than any car on the market in its price range.

    Secondly, I would take a Lexus IS300 over a Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet or Chrysler any day of the week.

    Thirdly, the Miata, Protege, Potege 5, MPV and every other Mazda model look much better than almost every American car. Especially that damn ugly Chevy Malibu.

    Umm, buy a German car. What did you have in mind. Ferrari? Porsche? Maybe if you want to spend an extra 100, 000 dollars. Toyota’s cars are extremely dependable, and last a very long time. They perform better than most in their PRICE RANGE. Ever wonder why you see so many Toyota Camry’s on the road.

    Face it, Americans are behind Japan in car manufacturing. Japanese cars are much more dependable. You almost never have to take them to the shop.

    Were you saying that the Japanese cars copy other models? Well let’s take the new Ford Freestar for an example. On their commercials, they state that the Ford is the first Minivan with a hideable back seat. Well, just to let you know, the 2000 Mazda MPV was the first minivan to have this feature. So, i guess Ford copied Mazda.

  40. GretzNYR99 says:

    Calm down man, I understand where you’re coming from, but don’t get all rowled up over this. Mik has a good point in Jagr being the offensive uplift that we need. You have a good point in stating the obvious about Jagr being not what the Rangers need in terms of personality. This arguement is going to be a double-edged sword as long as the Rangers play .500 hockey scoring 2-3 goals a game. It’s not going to cut it. We lack speed, grit, depth, and scoring, although we have most of it, minus some good depth. Our lines need to be shuffled around as they were last night in Buffalo, and that Lindros-Rucinsky-Kovy line played like the one from 2 years ago with Pavel Bure when he was traded from Florida. Sather waited too long and avoided the truth when he saw that these guys were a one-line team. Messier’s gotta stop taking all this ice time up. Nedved and Hlavac have got to get going. Carter’s played better as of late, as has Poti (offensively), he still sucks defensively. I think Sather just needs to keep breathing down these guys necks and send them a message before every game that he’s holding them all accountable. This way he fires them all up. Nothing like your boss putting all the pressure on you to do your job.

    It’s all good man, Mik just wants to stir up controversy, wants to get a real heated debate going. We don’t have many of them here anymore.

  41. MantaRay says:

    Are you kidding me?

  42. Levitate says:

    the problem i have isn’t that he’s stiring debate…if he wants to do that, give us his reasons he wants jagr and make a convincing argument. don’t go around calling everyone who doesn’t agree with him names, much less do it BEFORE they even have a chance to respond

    like i said, i was feeling confrontational this morning for some reason though

  43. Pavel_Bure_NYR says:

    Personally I thinks Jagr would be good on the Rangers. I would also love to see Gonchar included in the deal. so I propose………..

    Malakhov, Poti, Lundmark, Barnaby

    Jagr, Gonchar, Kip Miller

    Lines could be

    Kovalev-Holik-Jagr

    Rucinsky-Lindros-Carter

    Hlavac-Nedved-Ortmeyer

    Miller-Messier-Simon

    Leetch-Gonchar (closest to Zubov-Leetch in 94′)

    Mironov-Bouchard

    DeVries- Kasparaitis

    Markannen(Markannen playing better than Dunham)

    Dunham

    Call ups- Tjutin, Moore etc

    team may actually win.

    Poti is expendible, so is Malakhov

  44. bender says:

    Yeah, guess they just needed the Flyers to wake up. Rematch game is gonna be super sweeet.

    That night was awesome (well for Flyers fans). It was on CBC, so then after I went to the Bar in my No.14 Justin Williams Jersey. I had a few leaf guys look at me and turn away quickly in shame and a ton of guys come up and were like “great jersey” or “they sure beat the crap outta TO”.

    It was sweeet.

    I felt bad for you 😛

  45. GretzNYR99 says:

    Ummm, he was a Ranger, you idiot, he did play for them. What a tool you are, just shut up.

    He actually spent 3 years in New York as to a month in St. Louis.

  46. GretzNYR99 says:

    1. Gonchar probably won’t become a Ranger. Good idea putting Malakhov in the trade, but he’s been great with Mironov, they’re our top 2 defensemen in +/-.

    2. Leetch should defenitely not play with Gonchar, let Kaspy and Bouchard play together. Put Leetch with DeVries, and Mironov with Gonchar. By the way, Zubov never played with Leetch at even strength, only on the power play. Leetch always played with Beukeboom. Zubov played with Lowe.

    3. Poti is useless unless he puts up offensive numbers, at least Gonchar can play some defense, although I do think that Calle Johansson and Ken Klee were there to fix a lot of the mistakes he made over the years, and now he’s feeling it.

    4. Kip Miller would be a good acquisition, but I’d rather call up Garth Murray.

    5. Those lines are just messed up…

    Lindros-Rucinsky-Kovalev

    Nedved-Hlavac-Jagr

    Holik-Ortmeyer-Carter

    Messier-Simon-Barnaby

    Leetch-DeVries

    Gonchar-Mironov

    Kasparaitis-Bouchard

    This is IF Lindros doesn’t get traded for Burke, which was recent speculation from Brooks… yes I know it’s Larry Brooks, but it makes a lot of sense with our goaltending being crappy. This way, if we get Burke, it puts pressure on Dunham and Markkanen to play better and vice versa.

  47. dkball7 says:

    If a team has character, that team has the potential to be great. Plus Stevens will not retire for a while, would you if you were the Captian of one of the best teams in pro sports? (not to mention making a cool 7 mill a year). He wants to keep playing too, so stop your wishfull thinking bud.

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