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Close your eyes.No, on second thought, don't close them.  It's impossible to read that way.Figuratively close you eyes and think back to 2005.  That was the year Sidney Crosby got drafted.  I'm sure you remember the excitement of that moment and dreaming about all the promise that the future would hold.Well, Crosby has played in 550 games since then and is about to...
Via PensInitiative
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kreider has surgery; Falk not with team on trip; Straka retires

Per Sean Hartnett, injured winger Chris Kreider had surgery on his hand and will be out indefinitely. Kreider was not on the road trip with the team, and will be out for at least the remainder of the regular season. Kreider’s 37 points (6th on the team) and 17 goals (3rd) leave a big hole in the lineup that will need to be filled by the snake-bitten Martin St. Louis, among others...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Defenseman Wade Redden Announces Retirement by   Steven Ellis

Wade Redden announced his retirement today after fourteen seasons in the NHL. Redden was selected second overall by the New York Islanders in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft but never played for the team. He was traded to the Ottawa Senators along with Damian Rhodes for Don Beaupre, Martin Straka and the rights to Bryan Berard on January 23, 1996. [...]
Via The Hockey House
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 3, Martin Straka (2) vs. Marian Gaborik (3)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Today’s matchup is #2 Martin Straka vs #3 Marian Gaborik, with the winner taking on #1 Ryan Callahan in the John Tortorella bracket finals. Martin Straka (acquired – 2005 unrestricted free agent) Many laughed when...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 2, Jaromir Jagr (1) vs. Mats Zuccarello (9)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday, #2 Martin Straka took out #7 Michal Rozsival. Today the second round continues with #1 Jaromir Jagr vs. #9 Mats Zuccarello. Jaromir Jagr (acquired – 2004 trade with Washington) The Rangers acquired Jagr...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 2, Martin Straka (2) vs. Michal Rozsival (7)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday, #3 Marian Gaborik took out #6 Fedor Tyutin. Today the second round continues with #2 Martin Straka vs. #7 Michal Rozsival. Martin Straka (acquired – 2005 unrestricted free agent) Many laughed when the...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Czech and Slovak players don’t retire from the NHL…They go home and keep playing and playing…

When the news that Zigmund Palffy had retired (using a wood stick till the very end!) hit the wires, I was amused as heck by the fact that so many NHL fans didn't know that he was still playing, because I spend my summers reading the Czech and Slovak media, and the number of former Czech and Slovak NHL'ers who go home and end up playing for another half-decade or more is...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Jaromir Jagr (1) vs. Wade Redden (16)

Marty Straka got the win over Wojtek Wolski yesterday. As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #2 Martin Straka take out #15 Wojtek Wolski. Today’s matchup is #1 Jaromir Jagr vs. #16 Wade Redden: Jaromir Jagr (acquired – 2004 trade with...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Martin Straka (2) vs. Wojtek Wolski (15)

Michal Rozsival got a surprisingly dominant win over Matt Cullen. As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #7 Michal Rozsival take out #10 Matt Cullen. Today’s matchup is #2 Martin Straka vs. #15 Wojtek Wolski: Martin Straka (acquired –...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The greatest European Rangers:part 3

After all the Rick Nash hullabaloo has now calmed down, here’s the final part of the greatest European Rangers series. It’s subjective and meant for debate and how much one man’s opinion truly matters is really open for debate. Some players like Ulf Samuelsson and Radek Dvorak don’t make the debate, some people may disagree but that’s the beauty of lists like this.  Anyway...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Penguins Report: Game Day vs. Ottawa

10:35 AM: All the Pens are accounted for on the ice, including Letang and Kunitz. Both players missed Thursday's practice for maintenance. 10:10 AM: Hey, remember Martin Straka? The speedster was one of the most fun Pens to watc...
Via nhl.com
November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Vinny Prospal Proud Of His 1000 NHL Games

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, Theo Fleury, in his book Playing with Fire, writes that if he were an NHL general manager he would draft Canadian juniors exclusively because they “get it.” Although the league is less Canada-centric than it was in the previous century, Fleury’s line of thinking still runs on the edges of mainstream thought. Vinny Prospal is the...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 25, 2011  |  Discuss
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