Monday, October 1, 2007

Twenty Three

It is a sacred number, according to the Principia Discordia; it is the number of the Illuminati.

"Franklin Delano Roosevelt" contains 23 letters, and...
"William Jefferson Clinton" also contains 23 letters.
The human genome contains 23 pairs of chromosomes.

As of October 1, 2007 the New York Rangers now have 23 players remaining in training camp, including two goaltenders, eight defensemen and thirteen forwards. Coincidentally, our new shared Ranger leader Chris Drury is No. 23. Hhmmm.

The roster stands as follows:

Goaltenders -- Henrik Lundqvist and Steve Valiquette

Defense -- Dan Girardi, Marek Malik, Paul Mara, Thomas Pock, Michal Rozsival, Marc Staal, Jason Strudwick, and Fedor Tyutin.

Forwards -- Sean Avery, Blair Betts, Ryan Callahan, Chris Drury, Brandon Dubinsky, Scott Gomez, Ryan Hollweg, Marcel Hossa, Jaromir Jagr, Colton Orr, Petr Prucha, Martin Straka, and Brendan Shanahan.

Players Reassigned to Hartford --
Goaltenders -- Al Montoya
Defense -- Andrew Hutchinson
Forwards -- Artem Anisimov, Nigel Dawes


New York opens its 2007-2008 regular season vs. the Florida Panthers Thursday, October 4 at Madison Square Garden (7 p.m.).

Is it too much to ask for the first 23 wins? See you Blueshirts this week at the Garden with a beer in hand, good company and a hope of something bigger and more important than what we've seen in seasons' past.

"Let's Go Rangers!"



  1. i like the roster changes...dawes is more talented than hossa and he proved it. i think that will be a mistake at the beginning of the season. dawes is a strong NHL contender.

  2. Gotta disagree with you... 19 is the sacred Hockey number. Joe Sakic, #19

  3. Both are prime numbers, so Dark will make an exception for jibble! Unless we"re playing the Avs, of course.


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