TDR is a working professional in entertainment and is obsessed with the game of hockey. More four years ago, this site emerged as a means (or an outlet) to tell some truth'isms about the game post-lockout, rather than the crud fed to us through knuckleheads like Jimmy Dolan and his lemmings universe. Today, there are a hundred Rangers sites and is thankful and grateful to all those that have come after him, but honorable thanks go to his fellow Dark-writers, Graying Mantis and J_Undisputed. And "Let's Go Rangers!"
Bio of Graying Mantis
Graying Mantis is in fact a graying legal practitioner by day (and sometimes, alas, by night). In the cobwebs of his memory, he recalls starting to follow the Blueshirts in 1970 and remembers watching pivotal playoff games against the Blackhawks on a snow-covered Hartford t.v. channel in their 1972 march to the Finals. Giacomin, Gilbert, Ratelle, and Hadfield seen skating on a small B&W TV screens always will be among his first Ranger memories. He is grateful beyond words for the opportunity to work with his colleagues here in their never ending battle to inform and entertain. Most of all, he appreciates the chance to engage with fellow hockey fans.
Bio of J_Undisputed
"J_Undisputed is an Information Tech Professional; a student, and on and off in his dreams, Mike Richter. He caught his first glimpse of Rangers Hockey when an overtime preempted his favorite pro wrestling broadcast on WWOR-9 one late saturday night when he was 5 and he's been hooked ever since. He's been watching the Rangers for 30 years despite family attempts to make him an Islander Fan (Rest easy...they're out of the will). What started as a minor annoyance has become a life long passion (and at times, a frustration...But he wouldn't trade it for anything). Lets Go Rangers!"
Bio of General Ganz
General Ganz is a cynical yet well-informed student of the human spirit. He's a professional of sorts, with a post-graduate education, some experience working in real companies, and some limited athletic ability. The total small package. He got picked on a fair bit as a kid, and he experienced his first human-non-relation kiss in his teens. He also grew up on the other side of the tracks, thereby helping to cultivate a healthy contempt for dreamers and optimists whose rosy upbringing gave them something to smile about, even when "life produced lemons." Like it or not, his only mission is to point out the potholes you're lucky enough to miss on your drive to work. To find the blemish on your daughter's carefully-stitched (and not-yet-paid-for) wedding dress. To take that little smidgen of hope that your favorite hockey teams fill you with, and pour orange paint on it. Oh, and he is a Blueshirts fan, and takes most of his fashion direction from Ron Duguay (whose name he dropped as a way to close the deal on that first kiss).
SLUGS LEAVE TRAIL THROUGH PENALTY KILLERS TO WIN BY 1 Last nights PK was atrocious, so many back door conversions on the open side and the our Defense looked clueless. We were outworked. In the last in a series of 1 goal losses, story remains the same. The other team wanted it more than we did. By one more goal.
Here we are again, Rangers fans. Another season in which we could be proving our selves to be perennial frontrunners who blaze through the first half of the season only to gas in the home stretch. While it might be easy to use the injuries as an excuse, They were hardly a factor early in the season. The difference is all the other teams have stepped it up and we have yet to find out if we have another gear.
In that respect, credit should be given .. or at least not as much taken away from Slats and the suits. Mccabe was a fairly modest deal for most concern that freed up some salary at season end and John Mitchell for a 7th round pick probably didnt cost us anything. The only thing worse than chugging along in 2nd gear while everyone is passing us in third would be to add a high octane players like richards that would only add weight and not add enough pick up to qualify us for the post season.
While the possibilities are still there to make to the first round. A quick exit would only hold water with the ticket prices. The fans demand more now that we've seen what this team can do. Its up to them to find another gear and up to us to keep hope alive even if they play better away that they do at home.
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