"Sounds good but in this case, geography and family roots are irrelevant. Ryan will go to the team that makes Anaheim the best offer; same as Nash in Columbus! Philly, New Jersey and New York may want Bobby but not because he's from Cherry Hill..."
...got to agree with Stan here. While Ryan, who earlier this offseason said he was ready to be traded and that he preferred it was to the Flyers, may want to come back east, unless the Ducks receive a legit package in return for the 30-goal scorer he's not going anywhere.
...so while we all want Ryan over Nash, I really don't think Anaheim's asking price will be that much less than Columbus'. Two NHL ready forwards and most likely a prospect and a pick.
Yesterday it was reported that the owners made their first CBA proposal to the players and it looked like this (Puck Daddy)...
1. Reduce players' hockey-related revenues to 46% from 57 %.
2. 10 seasons in the NHL before being eligible for unrestricted free agency.
3. Contracts limited to 5 years.
4. No more salary arbitration.
5. Entry-level contract are 5 years long instead of 3.
Larry Brooks at the New York Post says this about the proposal...
"This is not an initial good-faith proposal. This is a shot across the bow of the union and at the players by a war machine that went scorched-earth last time and can pledge to do it again any day commissioner Gary Bettman feels like it."
...not going to get hysterical like Uncle Larry, as this is only the first proposal in what should be a long negotiation. The first offer in any back-and-forth is always insane. Having said that, I can't imagine the NHLPA was too amused with this initial demand.
...what actually does makes me nervous about a possible lockout is seeing a tweet like this from an insider such as Darren Dreger...
I understand the frustration and emotion, but all signs have been pointing to a work stoppage for months. The threat is now real.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 14, 2012
To say it's been a slow off-season could be the understatement of the year. But Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman thinks now that most team's rookie camps are over trade talk should start to pickup (Pro Hockey Talk)...
"We've had discussions but a lot of teams are doing camps like we are. Teams across the league are focusing on this. This is an important event for us and we're dedicating a lot of time on it. There are still discussions, but it's not like it was probably 10 days ago."
...let's hope so I'm running out of things to blog about and it's only the middle of July.
Finally, anyone looking for a new phone might want to checkout the new McIlrath mobile...
...a more effective marketing campaign with McIlrath would have been "Dylan says stay connected by using the Blackberry Torch or he'll kick your ass."
...i guess this is what you do to waste time while you're waiting for your knee to heal.
BTW - I was excited to see there was 22 comments, meaning we might have a little hockey chatter. You wouldn't believe my disappointment when I realized it was all cause there's some sort of study group for the CTBS test happening in here.
bobby ryan = great hockey player that is disgruntled in anaheim and only wants to play in philly. he said it. he put it out there. he cant take it back.
stan fischler = out of touch "reporter".
nhl cba proposal = a chance to see what donald fehr is made of.
larry brooks = reporter that must sensationalize what he writes because of what paper he writes for. i really like the post but the post is what it is.
this fan = happy that glen sather hasnt done anything dumb. aaron asham signing aside, but the jury on his play as a ranger is out.
@IcyCup Actually it was Bobby Ryan's dad who said he'd only want to go to Philly. Bobby Ryan just said he's getting tired of hearing his name dangled in every trade, and I can't say he's wrong to speak out that way. Ryan has probably been the most consistent producer out of Anaheim's big 3, but Getzlaf and Perry don't hear their names in every deal.
“I heard Anaheim was a little overwhelmed with offers and they only took four seriously, but none of the teams were mentioned to me other than Philly,” Ryan told the Courier-Post Friday in a phone interview. “Everybody wants to play in your hometown, but it would be tough because a lot of expectations come when you’re put into a situation like that. For me, if I’m moved, Philadelphia would be a very ideal and comfortable place for me.”
you're thinking of zach parise's dad maybe?
@AG_Blue no, but there's a good chance the season wont start until 2013 some think. so, no. you missed nothing.
@IcyCup -- there gonna get this cba thing done. nobody on either side wants to see the start of the season delayed.
oh, and what i meant by my post was that the conversation hadn't started yet -- genetics-dumbass doesn't count.
Those respondent who seem to take pride in being illiterate or offensive are missing the point. Any story, be it sports, politics or culture, will benefit from articulate and literate presentation. If my critics prefer to be...how should I put it... unenlightened, that is their choice, of course.
And Kevin's story was indeed interesting.
@genetics73 damn it! Can't believe I missed this tool yesterday! "My critics"....what a pompous ass. I believe you need to be relevEnt to deserve criticism. In its stead you have received a sound thrashing. Take your extra chromosome and hit the bricks. Begone!
@genetics73 You are self-important, insecure, hypocritical, anal retentive and passive agressive. I gathered all of that from one post of yours! Wow. That's a lot to overcome. Good luck with that!
@genetics73 you know grammar, but you don't know shit about hockey. Yep Kevin is still far more interesting than you. Do yourself a favor and make better use of your free time. Like repainting the white panel van in your driveway. Removing the "free puppies" sign on the side may be a good idea also. The amber alert has sounded so I'm sure they're closing in on you!
@RangersVW14 LOFL. this guy has "Chucky Cheese Reservation for 1 person" written all over him.
@genetics73 Those respondents (genetics73) who seem to take pride in flexing their "intellect" on a New York Rangers fan blog are missing the point. You could benefit from an articulate and literate presentation of how I'd like knock you out.
Go judge a spelling bee professor, take care.
@genetics73 You are an idiot. If you have a problem with the writing on this blog, just don't read it.
@genetics73 and surely you meant RESPONDENTS, the plural of respondent...we don't want the grammar police showing up at your door
@genetics73 What you're missing is that the respondents aren't reacting to you correcting me it's your condescending way of doing it.
You could have easily left a comment with my errors, but instead you decided to be a smart ass about it.
This is a fan blog, not the New York Times. Rangers fans come here for hockey content not to study for the SATs.
You try blogging with three kids screaming at you to play with them and a wife yelling at you to take out the garbage
@genetics73 We don't take pride in being illiterate, he made a mistake and you came across as a pompous jackass. And BTW, you look like a pedophile.
thanks for the content Kevin. Don't let the grammar police get you down. I am very excited to see this blog going again.
I just wish that Kevin Delury wrote his comments in something approaching grammatical English. Geography may be IRRELEVANT, but it has never been "irrelevent." This may have no BEARING on the matter at hand, but barring illiterate writing would. And that's just two initial sentences of the blog. Depressing, really.
@genetics73 Your being to judgemental of there blog. Try to seperate fun from being a tool. I beleive u can!
@genetics73 you look like a dork
@genetics73 It really is sad that you have nothing better to do than correct somebodies grammar.
@genetics73 Actually, what's depressing is someone who has to put another person down just to build themselves up. More like sad, really. Thanks for the heads-up though.
Kevin: I took no pleasure in "putting anyone down, and it certainly is not to puff myself up. Defending poor writing, in a medium that does rely on words, is not something that will or should elevate anyone. Just do not make the same mistake again, that's all.
@genetics73 @KevinDeLury There are ways to let someone know they made a typo without being rude about it. Just because you're communicating on the internet doesn't mean common manners go out the window. If you were talking to him in public would you be that sarcastic and nasty?
"Just do not make the same mistake again, that's all." - You can always stop reading if it bugs you so much, you know.