Great Day to Be an American, Too Much on Comrie, A Shot at Larry Brooks and more

Challenging Mikster

It’s a great day to ba an American and an Iraqi.

This Comrie story is too exaggerated, hopefully it ends soon.

A step away from the worst journalist (Garrioch), and a shot at NY’s media rumor headcase Larry Brooks.

My comments on a couple of articles, and my replies to the previous CM article’s comments.

Also…… off-topic rant and my two favorite music CDs of 2003.The evil satanic dictator has finally been caught by US troops. FINALLY! A part of the evil world has been capture and will be put to justice. Thank you USA, and a big thank you to all the men and women who fought to get this bastard. And, take that you European socialist a-holes.

Moving on……..

The Mike Comrie story is starting to become a big chaotic confusion. It’s gotten to a certain point where I’ve had enough of it. If I was Kevin Lowe, right now I’d call the deal off and make Mike Comrie hold out the rest of the year. If I were GM Murray, of the Ducks, I’d also call the deal off. I still am on GM Lowe’s side. I mean, these players and agents have to learn a lesson from this. And you know what, I think it’s not a bad idea when a player decides to hold out and request to be traded that he pays a fine in order to get traded. Obviously not a fine of $2.3M, but a hefty one.

These hold outs have GOT to stop. Players have too much of a say when it comes to these moments, and it’s the general manager and the rest of his staff that decides what to do, not the player. Comrie has shown no respect to his team, to his home land, and to his fans.

Larry Brooks of the New York Post speculates that Eric Lindros is being showcased and then may be involved in a three-way deal with the Red Wings and Coyotes, further saying that Sean Burke comes to Broadway. Now, he must have smoked and sniffed something to say that. I am shocked, and confused at his idea of replacing Dunham with an older and injury prone goalie.

Get a clue Mr. Brooks. I mean, say something that makes sense when you speculate about Lindros being showcased. I would trade him to Detroit for a 1st rounder and a prospect. Lindros will not earn $9M dollars this season since he’s been injured. His price is lower and base salary is already getting paid. Basically, he’s not a big financial addition for the Wings. Hey, makes more sense than a 3-way deal involving Sean Burke.

datsyuk13 writes:

“As of now Pavel Datsyuk, yes i’m sure you have seen some of his highlight real goals but haven’t really thought much of him unless you are a wings fan but he is now leading the NHL in Points…

And its sad to see that he isnt even in the all-star voting when he obviously deserves to be there. Yzerman is gettin a lot of votes and theres nothing for Datsyuk! I said it the first time i saw Pavel skate, this guy is gonna be a superstar, well now he is and no one even is giving him credit for A.)leading the Wings in points (they have a lot of talent), let alone B.)LEADING THE NHL IN POINTS!!! Give the damn kid some recognition and vote for him to get him to the all-star game! HE NEEDS YOU TO VOTE SO DO IT!”

I recognize Datsyuk’s massive offensive power as of late, especially since he is on my fantasy team. He is a highly skilled player with a mind full of creativity. Makes me want to ask…”Who was Fedorov?”. There’s still a bit more than a month left. He will get a lot of recognition soon. It’s just that there is a ton of trade rumors going on, the whole Comrie saga, and the media is all caught up with those….topics. You’re looking at a lethal Russian player who will look great playing with Kovalchuk. Say, GM Holland already hoping that Ilya Kovalchuk will ask for too much money and so the Wings will make an offer that no one will beat? I wouldn’t be surprised!

noggin writes:

“Became restricted free agent after 1991-92 season but refused to accept Edmonton’s lowball contract offer of $600,000 per year over two seasons, instead holding out and waiting until team could orchestrate a trade. Hoping to be dealt to Montreal, he was disappointed when Edmonton traded him to N.Y. Rangers, and he took six more days before signing with new team. …

Found this on the net,,,, It describes how Mr Lowe left the OIL

Wadda you think of your little ” give me back our money you can’t dictate where you can be traded ” angel now !!

Interested in your thoughts”

Well, I find that as just a dull way to take Comrie’s side. First of all, Lowe, back then, wasa great defenseman and a Cup winning player. His value qas definitely different than Comrie’s right now. Also, back then the Oilers were not so financially cash strapped.

If anything, it’s a What Comes Around Goes Around for Comrie. He got greedy for more money, and now the Oilers are greedy with Comrie’s money.

Let’s take a look back at our previous CM’s comments that I didn’t get to reply.

Bretzky writes:

“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.”

I know I do Bretz, because I am the best as well! And Mantaray….who replied “Are you kidding me?”…na, of course he is not kidding!

starsgirl25 writes:

“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.”

Well, it takes time but the West is a hard Conference to compete with. Until Mike Modano steps it up, the Stars will be a team, like the Rangers, jumping around the .500 mark. And for your VW Beetle, you’ll get one!

Levitate writes:

i’m feeling rather confrontational this morning, soo…

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

**** 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”

**** 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 **** 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

That was so much fun, wasn’t it? I laughed till I pee’d…..and then I laughed at that.

Anyway, I’ve said it before that Rangers fans are impatient fans who PMS. Well, I am one of them. Once again last night the Rangers lose because of their INABILITY to score the key goals on the PP. The refs made a horrible call on Lindros with the Leaf guy diving like a Chinese stunt man (by the way, refs were seriously pathetic in that game, and the NHL made itse;f a joke by only handing out one game suspension to Adam Mair and two games to Mironov for defending himself, makes sense?). What happened? The Leafs scored. That was the turning point of the game. What would have been the turning point of the game for the Rangers? If they scored on the PP. They didn’t. When the Rangers go on the PP, I have a feeling of “God, I hope they score on this one”. If Jagr was wearing a Rangers on’d be more like “Something will happen.”

Look, six is too long, why ride this team all the way where it will, at best, be around 3 to 5 games over .500, risking for a loss to 8th playoff seed. Make that seven years. And so the Rangers let go their veterans, trade some, and then they are stuck with youngsters and veteran players in a rebuilding mode. That could add eight years and maybe nine years. You’re willing to wait that long? Fine with me.

I don’t think that wanting my team to win and make the playoffs makes me a wimp. I want them to take the risk on Jagr, they took it with Pavel Bure and Eric Lindros. I want the playoffs. That does not make me a wimp. The ones who say no to Jagr, let’s risk failing without any attempts to make it this season, and just go with young players the next couple of years, and who cares if we’r emissing the playoffs in a rebuilding mode. Come on……..that sounds ridiculous.

GretzNYR99 writes:

“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.”

Glen Sather has done a maginificent job with the minor league system. He completely changed the staff, the system, and scouts are much better. Because of call ups and injuries, the Wolfpack are not the best AHL team anymore, but they are still one of the better ones because of their age. Acquiring 22 year old Wiseman for 27 year old Nils Ekman, who’s doing well in San Jose, was a great small move. Putting Schoenfeld and Nick Fotiu there was also smart. Adding Tom Renney to the Rangers organization has been great. He’s been a great player developper, has a great draft structure. The future Rangers nucleus holds Blackburn, Henrik Lundqvist, Lundmark, Moore, Murray, Ortmyer, Wiseman, Tjutin, Lampman, State, and Stals. Can’t wait for Huge Speciman (Jessiman) to come in the group soon. Hartford is not made up by the Bob Erreys and the Brad Smyths, or Derek Armstrong’s anymore. By the way, how is Pavel Brendl doing? Hah!

JoeKO writes:

“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!!!”

EXACTLY! Yeah, I completely agree with you.

NYR88Express writes:

“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”

Exactly, 5% plastic. Come on, that Honda Element is a Rubbermaid plastic tapperware. Fiat is ok…don’t like it too much and the ownership is idiotic and chaotic. I hope General Motors gets more than the current 40% they own, they need to turn Fiat around. Alfa Romeo is a favorite of mine. See, Japanese cars miss that hostoric value. A 1920’s Alfa could be worth over a million dollars. And yes, I agree with you, neighbor!

My off-topic rant…..

I like beer, a lot. I like to taste lots of beers and Belgian beer being one of my favorite, then UK beer. I was a big fan of Killian’s Red. I liked it, and it was the kind of beer I got once a month. Somehow, and I am sure this is not new either, last night I had a bottle of Killians and it tasted weird, tasted different than the Killians I know. I take a look at the bottle and it said Product of USA. What the hell is that about! I got ripped off paying the same amount of money that I spend on Imported Killians and it does not even taste as good as Irish Killian’s Red. Bah, I am upset at Geroge Killian’s family for making that decision.

My two favorite CD albums of 2003:

Dropkick Murphys Blackout album. Great music, fun to listen to in a bar, or during a hockey game. I am into Punk Rock, so….they are great! I appreciate their lyrics and their ways of being proud of what and who they are. Waving the American flag in one of their concerts, unlike the anti-American Punk bands, like Pennywise (From the Ashes sucks). So, if you got a good Irish and American spirit, and into Punk Rock….these guys kick ass.

On December 9th, Offspring’s new album came to stores. I agree with what Dexter Holland said, every one of their albums that has one word in its title is excellent (Smash, Americana, and now Splinter). They completely elevated and matured their skills. They said they tried new things, and those new things are great. A nice mix of Punk Rock with some cool tech sounds, a SKA song in their, and better rock sound overall. If you’re not too much inot Punk music, this is still very good to get. Way to go Offspring!