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Old 05-08-2012, 07:02 PM
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My jaw dropped like a cartoon dog. I thought that game was done and the Rangers had lost.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:29 PM
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That was an amazing turnaround for the Rangers in that game...but I feel bad for Joel Ward being in the sin bin during those goals...he's a good Canadian guy who gets involved in the community - and he's also had some bad luck (his Dad had a stroke and died while attending one of Joel's hockey games when he was 14)...I'm not a Capitals fan but it's hard not to like Joel Ward...
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:11 PM
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Not to mention having to deal with racists tweets from lovely Bruins fans.
That was a bad double minor though. I remember thinking "great, there's 23 seconds left! What's a four minute penalty good for?!?"
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:35 AM
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Congrats to Jim and all Devils fans.
Now lets see if the Blueshirts have what it takes to put the Caps away tonight.
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At this point I don't care who we play, I'm feeling pretty positive about the team
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:13 PM
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Go Caps!!! I can't stand Tortorella...how terrible would it be to have to play for that guy??...
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:22 PM
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Well for 2.5 almost 3 periods the Rangers demonstrated how NOT to pass!
Oh well, do or die in game 7!
My honest assessment (even though I obviously want the Rangers to win) is that NJ can beat either of these teams.
The west will ultimately win the Cup, I think.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:40 PM
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Go Caps!!! I can't stand Tortorella...how terrible would it be to have to play for that guy??...
I agree that Torts is a complete moron...but I'm not a Caps fan so I think I have to go with Rangers even though I don't really like either team...I think I'm going for the Rangers just cuz I know Mike likes them...and I also think that a NJ vs NYR final is more of a classic matchup...but I agree with you Mike - I think the Kings look unstoppable...
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:49 PM
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I like you Mike, and would like to cheer for your team, but I would have preferred it to be the Panthers that we were rooting for, not the Rangers.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:20 PM
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I started out a Rangers fan. We've only had hockey here since 1994 and I'm... a little older than that.
Seriously, though towards the 90's I did shift and become a homer. I loved the '99 Panthers team. (I didn't bandwaggon on the '96 run, though.) It's great to see a guy like Ray Whitney do well for the Dogs and other former Panthers do well. I was turned off to the game before and (moreso) after the strike. In that time the Panthers turned into a de facto farm team, developing one player after another only to trade them away for someone who didn't bring returns. It was like they were giving players away! Funny enough I thought, at the time, that the Luongo trade was the final straw. I went back to being a Rangers fan since their owners seem to know how to put together a good team; or at least they consistently try anyway.
I love the current team too. I'm really proud of what the Panthers have done. I'm just extremely wary as to what the management is going to do in the off season. If they work on getting a few more players to plug some holes then maybe I'll give them another shot. If you see Weiss and Versteeg gone tomorrow and some bums come here in their place - well who wants to follow that?
We live in an age where hype is constantly trying to obscure a lack of substance. This is everywhere, of course, but its pretty prevalent here. (The TV commercials for Miami Dolphin season tickets are actually quite amusing.) I think a lot of real hockey fans that move down here from up north can see through the hype, which is why so many still retain loyalty to their old home team rather than the new one. Go to a Panthers Flyers game down here and half the stands will be orange and black. Not some; more than half!
Flyers, Devils, and Rangers fans demand a tradition of excellence. The Panthers need to build on their success this year, not point to it and say "good enough".
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:46 PM
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I hear ya, how often do you make it to Panthers games? How close in proximity is the stadium? I lived in Sunnyvale California for the majority of the season this past year, and shared season tickets to the Sharks with 2 other groups of people. I was 33% season ticket holder, it is a great time. My favorite thing to do. HP Pavilion(home of the Sharks) is a nice place, and people that don't give Hockey a chance really don't know what they're missing.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:19 PM
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Max I used to go once or maybe twice a month depending on who was playing. I haven't been in a while and 0 times since my baby girl arrived. I might go back next year. The Bank Atlantic Center is about 20-30 min from my house, all highway driving. It's a nice venue. Never did season tickets. I usually sit in the nosebleeds but on occasion might get lower bowl. I actually like the seats higher up to be able to see everything. The hits are much better up close, of course.
And I still have my old red away jersey. Red is now the home jersey but looks a bit different.
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We live in an age where hype is constantly trying to obscure a lack of substance.
so very true...but hasn't that kind of been the Rangers in a nutshell - always signing big free agents instead of building throughout the draft? we're no better here - Canucks (and Leafs) fans are the first to get sucked into hype...the sports radio show here in Vancouver will talk all day about potential Luongo trades from now until October...it's crazy...
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:23 AM
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The Rangers have at least tried to spend the money. Yeah, they've shelled out big money for marquee names only to have a so-so or bad season in the past but at least they spent the money. Money = talent in most any occupation. Even the Panthers spent money last year and look at the results.
I'd have to say even though they're a rival the team that I think does the best job with their farm system and drafts is the Devils.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:42 PM
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Rangers advance to face Jim's Devils! The classic match-up! I can only hope the Rangers offense wakes up. The third period of tonight's game both teams looked VERY tired and sloppy. It was like watching a scrimmage between the Keystone Cops and the Washington Generals.
Kings vs Coyotes tomorrow night!!!
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