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Report: Rangers, Nash are not interested in a trade

Jul 13, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

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The New York Rangers parted ways with one splashy-move-turned-struggling-playoff-performer this offseason by buying out Brad Richards, but the New York Post’s Larry Brooks reports that there’s no push to trade Rick Nash.

To be more precise, neither Nash nor the Rangers want to make a deal, according to Brooks:

But I’m here to tell you that a trade is not happening. Nash has a no-move clause in his contract in force through the end of this season that management has no intention of asking him to waive and No. 61 has no intention of volunteering to forfeit.

Indeed, Cap Geek notes that he has a no-movement clause through 2014-15 that softens to a no-trade clause from 2015-16 through the expiration of his $7.8 million cap hit in 2017-18.

Short-term fit

Considering the turnover the Rangers have experienced during this summer, it’s understandable why they would want to keep their most dangerous goal-scoring threat in the mix, even considering another miserable playoff run for the power forward.

Rather than any talk of “choking,” the Rangers might be more concerned with aging, however. Nash turned 30 on June 16, and it’s well-documented that the “Big 3-0″ can be very unfriendly to scorers.

Nash’s 26 goals last season were nice – especially considering being limited to 65 regular season games – yet he actually generated more points (42 to 39) in the lockout-abbreviated 2012-13 campaign. He’s seen his point totals decline steadily since the 2008-09 season, although the Rangers would probably be OK with that if he can still be a threat to score 30 tallies (which he generally has been, despite missing that mark in two short seasons* with the Rangers).

What about next summer, though?

Long story short, the Rangers are justified in keeping him for this season, but would a trade down the line make sense if Nash was OK with it? Ignoring the prominent players who still need deals this offseason, just take a look at some of the players who are scheduled to be free agents as of this writing (cap hits in parenthesis):

Martin St. Louis ($5.625 million)
Derek Stepan ($3.075 million)
Carl Hagelin ($2.25 million)
Marc Staal ($3.975 million)

The fact that Stepan and Hagelin are RFA’s softens the blow a bit, but it’s conceivable that all of those players might want a raise. (Yes, St. Louis is aging, but he’s also been a nice bargain for most/all of his career and might seek a big payout to wrap up his NHL days …)

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Nash has a hammer to swing even when he “only” has an NTC, yet that could be an interesting story to watch, especially if his season ends on a sour note once more. For now, though, it seems reasonable to believe that the power forward will stick in the Big Apple.

* The 2012-13 season throws off a lot of stats, doesn’t it?

  1. billiam55 - Jul 13, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    i thought he looked like one of the best players out there in the final. didnt score, but had some great looks. yes, it is frustrating to watch. but he is a great player when he wants to be. the CBJ game was one nashs best games as a ranger. hopefully next season we see more of that Nash and hopefully he wont have any injuries as he did this season.

    • mb30forlife - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:32 AM

      Why? because he just shot the puck? This dude is a goal scorer…. He needs to score. He wasn’t even looking at the net for 3/4s of his shots. When you have time and space you need to look at what is ahead and try using screens. SNIPE. I understand he didn’t always had time but this guy has to be better. Use his size more. Do something… He has a ton of potential but to me the last few season’s he has gotten very soft

  2. 950003cups - Jul 13, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Headline should read:

    Report: Rangers, Nash and the other 29 teams on the NHL are not interested in a trade

    • dueman - Jul 13, 2014 at 10:36 PM

      That’s funny considering that he scored more goals than any player on the entire Devils team, and in only 65 games no less! Nash would be a good addition to any team…

      • 950003cups - Jul 13, 2014 at 10:40 PM

        A) you’re flat out wrong.
        B) look at the headline. It says BUST!!!!

      • dueman - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:18 AM

        A) I’m actually very correct…on both my claims!
        B) No it doesn’t…

      • mb30forlife - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:47 AM

        Funny thing is…. he only scored 1 more goal the Henrique. 2 more Goals than Jagr. Patrik Elias had more points than nash in 65 games. Jagr had 67 points and nash only had 39. Oh yeah and that was the regular season.

        What did Nash do in the Playoffs???? NOTHING! He never does. He has less than .5 ppg in the play offs. Even Zajac is a better performer in the playoffs than Rick Trash. Next time you bash on the devils remember… They made the playoffs 15 out of the last 19 years. Having a 13 year straight appearances in the play offs winning 3 Stanley Cups. Say all you want but just remember all of that…. Then go look at how streaky the Dirty Rags have been over the years. Let that all sink in, and then….. when you start forgetting all that and feeling better about your team and then they lose again in the playoffs not getting it done for Poor Hank AGAIN….. you will be seeing Rick Trash be bought out just as Brad Richards.

        That is why i always laugh when Ranger fans talk about NJ’s “bad Contracts”… Look at your team and go look at Kovalchuk’s stats when he played on NJ. He probably had more points in one season Playoffs and regular season combine than Nash has in 2 years combined. And then we have guys like Patrik Elias who is the most under rated player in the league and continues to get it done EVERY YEAR.

      • mb30forlife - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:50 AM

        Which also…. Kovalchuk wasn’t even making as much as rick nash.

      • nyking1963 - Jul 14, 2014 at 10:52 AM

        Dueman,
        That’s funny. He was neutered by the Kings in the SCF. At his salary, there are very few teams that he could play for. He couldn’t make the Kings even as a 4th line player.
        His performance in the Olympics may have been his best. He was used in a defensive role instead of a goal scorer. That’s not what he’s being paid to do.

    • billiam55 - Jul 13, 2014 at 10:41 PM

      he prob coulda helped u guys with some of those shootouts.

      • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:25 AM

        And if the queen had balls she “prob coulda” been king.

      • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:30 AM

        He’s a paycheck player. You’re stuck with him until the apocalypse. Unless he decides to pull a Kovalchuk and help the team and gry paid at the same time.

        You need to change all those jerseys from NASH to CASH

  3. mzim2756 - Jul 13, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Nash had a terrible post season but did score 26 in 65 games in regular season. No reason to think he won’t score 30 next season.

    • plr07670 - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM

      He’ll probably score 30 goals but will get no more than 60 points. $8 mil a year for a 30 goal scorer who will fail to be top 25 in the league in scoring and who can’t perform in the playoffs? That’s pretty awful in my opinion the Rangers should trade him as soon as they can

      • JerseyGirl - Jul 16, 2014 at 2:04 PM

        As far as his salary & being a ‘money player’ I disagree that his high salary & cap hit equate to his valuing money over dedication to the came. The only reason being the contract was signed back when he was with the Columbus Blue Jackets. At the time they were performing at the bottom of the league & didn’t exactly have cap issues. At that point in time, they’d have had to give ANYONE a big contract to play for them. He didn’t get a huge up front signing bonus or even a heavily front loaded contract [which was sort of allowed & common at that time].

        The Rangers traded for him knowing what his cap hit would be [& probably knowing they'd be crying poor & hold a lockout which would result in a lower salary cap -- conveniently a season just before the NHL's Canadian national TV rights contract would need renewing]. They also couldn’t have expected he’d suddenly become a different player than he’d been [especially when you play the guy on the other wing].

        Hockey fans [especially those in Pittsburgh] seem to have very short memories that don’t go back past the playoffs. [Seriously -- your goalie does one dumb thing & you forget how awesome he was the entire regular season]. Be fair — for a 30 year old, it’s not like Rick Nash has a lot of playoff experience. There’s also a big adjustment for a lot of players moving conferences when they spent a lot of time getting used to 1/2 the teams in the league, the players, goalies, systems & suddenly coming over to the other conference. [After his brief stint with the Dallas Stars, prior to signing with New Jersey, Jaromir Jagr even stated hi preference to remain in the Eastern Conference -- where he'd played his entire career]. Then there’s the whole new coach coming in [with an entirely different outlook on the game than the previous coach] not to mention the late season captain swap leaving the team in a strange place leadership-wise. Those things affect all the players any one player can’t be expected to perform consistently in an environment lacking consistency.

        For those of you that measure a players success on goals [or points] against their salary, you don’t seem to understand hockey is a team sport & it’s possible for players to have a positive impact on their team — even if you don’t see it on the scoreboard. [If you want to understand how much of an impact a player can make on a locker room see here: http://stuffabouthockey.com/post/58622865040/stuff-i-miss-about-the-2011-12-hockey-season-jags ]

        I didn’t hear a lot of complaints from New York fans about Rick Nash’s cap hit or dedication to the game when the Blue Jackets traded him to NY. Is that because of their limited knowledge of his ‘playoff hockey’ due to the team he spent 9 years of his career with only having made it to the playoffs ONCE? What did NY fans think they were getting at the time? Ovechkin or Crosby? Given the league’s structure at the time, during his 9 year career he saw most Eastern Conference teams once a year. And [most of that time] Columbus was the team most decent teams elected to play their BACKUP GOALIE against.

        I think Nash had a good season & even for those who only have limited access to stats and can’t see past goals / points — even if he you want to say he had a sub-par season, you don’t give up a player like Nash over a [somewhat debatable] sub par season. Especially not after losing a few core players, at a time when the younger players & the team itself needs consistency [from a locker room standpoint]. If you look at the teams that have won the Stanley Cup over the past few years, they all have something in common — a core group of players that have built up chemistry & ‘click’ with each other over YEARS of playing with one another. You can’t build that kind of chemistry by trading players every time they have a [somewhat debatable] sub-par season [or underperform in the playoffs].

        Here’s another way to look at it. Chris Kreider. He’s got amazing talent has been performing very well but on occasion has been known to have a few issues [understandably so] with maturity. Nearly every photo where Kreider is pictured with other Rangers — Rick Nash is there hugging him or with his arm around him. [Yes I know they play on the same line & often 'celebrate' together -- but there's a reason they were always on the same line] At games, if you watch the players on the bench, I noticed Nash is always talking to Kreider during the games, during tv timeouts. And he puts his arm around him a lot — even when not celebrating a goal. Suffice to say [at least based on observation] Rick Nash appears to be somewhat of a mentor to Chris Kreider and one that Kreider appears to have a lot of respect for and likely listens to and acts on the advice of. Likely both on & off the ice. What happens to a young player like Chris Kreider when you trade away a Rick Nash? I’m not suggesting you keep around a $7.8M cap hit for that sole purpose — I’m only suggesting that fans need to look at the whole picture a player brings to a team and not how many goals he scored during the playoffs.

        [If playoff goals were the only thing that mattered in hockey -- Danny Briere would still be a Philadelphia Flyer].

        That being said — there are some interesting areas of Rick Nash’s game that stand out in the ‘needs improvement’ area [especially in regards to 'using his size to his advantage'] & I’d have to go back & watch some of his earlier games to see if some aspects of his game were always that way — but for those of you who are more familiar with his time in Columbus, I’d ask if those same ‘areas of improvement’ are something new since he’d started playing in New York — or were areas New York knew needed improvement before taking on his cap hit? Regardless of some areas for improvement, none of them are so significant as to override the positive aspects of his game & his overall presence on the team.

        The biggest thing regarding his cap hit [for me anyway] is that the contract was signed when he was playing for one of the lowest performing teams in the league, in a non-traditional NHL market, where his cap hit wasn’t the #1 thing preventing the team from retaining or acquiring new talent. The New York Rangers knew his cap hit when they traded for him & have cap experts whose job it is to predict several years out which other players had contracts coming up and what they would or wouldn’t be able to do cap-wise.

        The real question is [hypothetically] would Nash have signed the same contract [cap hit-wise] as an existing New York Ranger with the knowledge his cap hit would prevent the Rangers from retaining other core pieces of their team? That is often the scenario that determines if a player ‘wants to win’ or is ‘in it for the money’. That wasn’t the situation Nash was in when he signed his contract, which makes it unfair to claim he’s only in it for the money.

        Perhaps instead of asking Nash dumb hypothetical questions about if he thinks he’s going to be traded [which he obviously has to deny -- regardless of whatever is actually going on], sports reporters could ask him more slightly more interesting [yet entirely hypothetical questions he'd still likely have to lie about] questions about whether or not [in an alternate universe where a CBA allowed it] he’d voluntarily take less money if it meant being able to retain more key players, or acquire better talent for the team.

        What really really really perplexes me about hockey fans [and the media's overblown news coverage] is this…

        — Marc-Andre Fleury has a really great regular season [where all of Pittsburgh believes him to be the best goalie ever] & does something dumb [which he does on occasion] in the playoffs. At the same time Sid Crosby significantly underperforms during the playoffs[when surrounded by number of players & the same coach the Penguins previously won a cup with] & Pittsburgh [along with the Sports Media in the rest of North America] insists Marc-Andre Fleury needs to be traded.

        — Henrik Lundqvist has an [self-admittedly] not-so-great regular season, doesn’t seem to be his usual self during the playoffs [even seeing himself pulled] and New York City [along with the rest of the Sports Media in North America] insists on trading Rick Nash.

        Aside from the fact no one can see past the playoffs, how is it when Sid Crosby performs SO poorly during the playoffs that a few journalists have gone so far as to accuse him of intentionally not putting forth 100% effort — it’s Marc-Andre Fleury’s fault the Penguins didn’t beat the Rangers. But when the Ranger goalie, Henrik Lundqvist’s playoff game is slightly off from expectations — it’s Rick Nash’s fault the New York Rangers didn’t win the Stanley Cup?
        [I’m not implying it is or isn’t any one players fault the team was or wasn’t successful, I’m only pointing out the media’s hypocrisy when it comes to a good goaltender doing making a dumb mistake & his captain’s [hockey god of the world] undisputable poor performance as compared to a superstar goaltender’s [admittedly] not the best performance & the [disputably] sub-par performance of an above hockey player.

        Why isn’t the media denying or confirming rumors about Sid Crosby or Henrik Lundqvist being traded? I’m not implying in any way they should be traded — only that if the media is going to report on the Penguins & Rangers denying Marc-Andre Fleury & Rick Nash trade scenarios, isn’t it only fair to write reports denying Crosby & Lundqvist trades too?
        Penguin fans [and sports media] shouldn’t be putting Marc-Andre Fleury up on the trading block for the exact same reasons it hasn’t even been suggested Henrik Lundqvist be traded. And [while not implying the two are equally talented] Ranger fans [along with Sports Media] need to stop putting Rick Nash up on the trading block for the same [underlying] reasons no one would dare suggest the Penguins trade Sid Crosby. [Not that I am comparing their actual play -- just the reason why, even after a bad playoff season -- or two -- you don't trade away a good player].

        Leave Rick Nash alone. Unless he wants to come play for Philadelphia. Because we need a left wing & have an overpaid 4th line center to trade. Maybe Vinny will like playing with his old friend Marty again. Who knows, maybe the two of them could get some chemistry going. What do you say New York.. Rick Nash for Vinny Lecavalier? [After the season starts obviously -- so Philly can put Chris Pronger back on IR & is able to replace his cap hit]

      • skoivu10 - Jul 18, 2014 at 8:16 PM

        God Damn, Jersey girl! that post is a novel

  4. 950003cups - Jul 13, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Question:
    What did Kenny Rogers say to Dolly Parton when they were talking about Rick Nash?

    Answer:
    WHAT A BUST!

  5. 950003cups - Jul 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    The hockey gods paid back the rangers for the Gomez scam!

  6. 950003cups - Jul 13, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Gimme an N!!!
    Gimme an A!!!
    Gimme an S!!!
    Gimme an H!!!

    What’s that spell!!!!
    What’s.. That.. SPELL!!!!!

    BUST!!!!

    • biffnasty - Jul 14, 2014 at 7:14 AM

      @Gave9500003bjs
      You mad bro? Your weak attempt at humor,(and incorrect stats) at least mad me laugh. It’s funny how bitter you are.

      • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:39 AM

        Bitter? No. I’m joyous! I think it’s hysterical. That whole Nash trade is ruining your team! And about those “incorrect stats” where are the stats that are “incorrect”?

        You heathen!

        Times, they are a great!!!

      • biffnasty - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:04 AM

        Nash scored more goals, than any devil. There is the correct stat. Wanna say was henrique or jagr with 24 or 25. Nash obviously scored more goals, while not playing a full season

  7. barkar942 - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Cups obviously was not interested in the World cup or NASCAR race or the Mets or Yankees, so he had lots of free time on his hands. Plus, it looks like he forgot his meds.
    Hey! I hear Marty hasn’t figured this out yet!

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:38 AM

      Bite your tongue when speaking about Thy One and Only Marty! Bow down and kiss his rings! Maybe one day your so-called SELF-PROCLAIMED “King” may have a ring. Likely with another team. Too bad he was beaten back in to another decade by The Greatest Goaltender Of All Time in 2012, and then, after his thugs cheated and injured Cary Price, he was beaten down by one actual KING named Johnathan Quick of Camelot!

      RANGERS SUCK FOR EVERYTHING!!!!

      Long Live King Brodeur!!!

      • 7mantel - Jul 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

        SELF-PROCLAIMED you are such a a-hole ,the media gave him that name !

      • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 11:59 AM

        Did the media stitch a crown on his leg pads? Did the media put that crown on his own hat when he is doing interviews? If you do not believe that is “self proclaimed” then you are just plain stupid. I guess it’s a coincidence that he drives a Maserati? The car with a crown on the grill? He’s obsessed with that “King” label.

      • 7mantel - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM

        it was still the media that gave him that label ! your dribble is getting old

      • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM

        mantle7
        “it was still the media”
        “your dribble is getting old”

        Ohhhhh, ok. Now it all makes sense. Right. Just ignore the facts and they’ll go away. I see how it works over in ragland.

        I guess it was also the media who gave you the name Mantle7. Change your name, you are an disgrace to The Mick!

        Hey, I’m thinking about changing my name to KING950003cups. Then I’ll just say that the media gave that name to me.

        Now BOW DOWN! Worship my MEDIA (self really) PROCLAIMED CROWN!

        Loser!

      • teknon5 - Jul 14, 2014 at 4:26 PM

        Lundqvist never shagged his sister in-law.
        CASE CLOSED!

      • 950003cups - Jul 15, 2014 at 3:35 AM

        He was too busy shagging his 4th line lover Sean Avery.

    • imleftcoast - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      Another blomfeld nom de plume?

  8. 34defense2014 - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    No Cups is right!! The Queen only plays good until the games count!!! And Nash is terrible!!! BUST!! What’s with these words “good looks” what does they mean? He looked at the net? The Goalie? One thing is for sure “good looks” only counts in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades!! NASH=BUST lol lol lol

    • johnstone17 - Jul 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      So every game he won in the playoffs didn’t count? Wow, that’s a very interesting theory. To have a chance to play for a championship, you have to win a lot of games that ” count “.

  9. 34defense2014 - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Couldn’t have said it better myself 950003cups!! Good man!!! lol Rag fans are a trip Bro!

  10. 34defense2014 - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    They’ll be lucky to make the Playoffs with the bunch of Rag Tags they’ve put together so far!!!????

    • teknon5 - Jul 14, 2014 at 4:27 PM

      Where were the Devils this year? Not playing in their near empty arena.
      How is that cash holding out? They gonna be bankrupt at the end of this season?

      Such loyal fans…never at the game.

  11. 34defense2014 - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    You couldn’t pay me to take Nash on my team!! He sucks!!!

    • dueman - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:25 AM

      ^Looks like Cups opened another account^

  12. tuberippin - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:25 AM

    I see we’re going to be unable to have any type of productive conversation in this post’s comment sections…

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      Productive conversation? You can’t have a productive conversation with a pack of ranger fans. The only stats they know are “we have more fans than you” LOLOL. They conveniently forget that they have a 60 year head start. They should be embarrassed that their own team prices them out of their own arena. They have to wait till they play the devils and save up all their pennies to watch 2 games a year. Then brag that they had a lot of fans in our building.

      Here’s just a sample why ranger fans are stupid.
      A) they can’t watch their team live
      B) the owner doesn’t care about the team
      C) the GM doesn’t care about winning
      D) they never win
      E) you just signed a 30 year old goalie for 8 yrs
      F) 1994
      G) stuck with Nash
      H) they know nothing about their team

      • jhnyr45 - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:04 AM

        you are the biggest idiot of all…. the only argument you make is that we can’t go to the garden…. Yet i went three times this season and went to a playoff game…. only been to the “rock” once…. clearly proving you wrong.

      • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:07 AM

        I’m also the MVP QB for the last eight Super Bowls.

      • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM

        You did? Really? Wow, well you sure convinced me with that zinger. Clearly if you typed it, it much be true.
        I’ll have you know that I just got off the phone with Henrik Lundqvist and he said he hates all of you. You make him sick. He also said “my hallergy to dose fans has return”

        So HA!

      • doknyc - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:35 AM

        cups..

        tell us all when junior high starts for you this year… i know most of us cannot wait to see you gone…

  13. doknyc - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    This just in from NBCsports.com:

    “95003cups has been banned, along with his extra account, 34defense2014, for idiocy, moral bankruptcy, and just flat out being a pain in our collective asses… If you wish to contact either 95003cups, or his imaginary friend, 34defense, you can find him at the following website:

    http://www.noonegivesash!tabouthimorhisdevils.com.

    thank you,

    sincerely,

    NBC Sports

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:52 AM

      You wish!
      Now…
      Get on your knees, find your nearest devil or kings fan and kiss the rings! Tell us how unworthy you are to be in the same room as us. Maybe we will forgive you. You must first say 10 “Hail Martys” and denounce Dolan and accept Marty Brodeur as your lord and savior.

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      This just in:
      Busta Rhymes will be performing the Star Spangled Banner before every game in honor of the biggest Bust, Rick Nash. Mr Amante has signed a contract to perform for the Brooklyn Islanders.

  14. mb30forlife - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see a buy out used on Nash in the next few years…. he may not be a bust but he sure is Over paid and inconsistent…. To me if you are going to pay a guy 8 million a year that is a forward he needs to be getting just at 1ppg or more Not 0.39 PPG. ESPECIALLY IN THE PLAYOFFS

    • johnstone17 - Jul 14, 2014 at 5:34 PM

      No more buyouts. This was the final year for them.

      • mb30forlife - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:25 AM

        With guys like this around they will re-instate them.

  15. 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    This just in:

    Busta Rhymes will be performing the Star Spangled Banner before every game in honor of the biggest Bust, Rick Nash. Mr Amante has signed a contract to perform for the Brooklyn Islanders.

    • doknyc - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:19 AM

      im literally as dumb as a devil fan just for reading that.. thank you cups, or 34defense or whatever dress youre wearing again today…

      • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM

        You’re welcome. I do strive to improve your intellect, or lack there of. Unfortunately, you have not yet risen to the level of smart fans. After reading some of your posts, I have diagnosed the conclusion that it takes about 3-5 years from the last day of being a ranger fan to improve ones knowledge. However, the good news is, there is a formula that can speed up that process. You must buy a devils jersey and sing songs of redemption for only 2 years. Then, and only then will you be on the righteous path to recovery.

  16. jhnyr45 - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Devils’ fans are clinically insane… they only come out and talk when it is about the rangers….Yet their team didnt even make the playoffs this season…. laughable

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:05 AM

      Rangers season break up speach since 1994

  17. doknyc - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    must be a slow day in 95003cups mothers basement.. now he has three accounts… all being used to circle jerk himself… enjoy your solo lifestyle.. suits you well…

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:51 AM

      Funny how you mention “circle jerk”. Coming from a rangers fan, I find it hysterical. Another stupid system ran by the hideous, diseased infested fanbase.

      There’s one blogger in particular who basically demands to be circle jerked. He bans fans for disagreeing with him, and deletes posts who call him out as a fraud. He, of course is a ranger blogger, who demands to have his butt kissed day in and day out. His name is Rick Caprpiniello.

      On that site, you will see the utmost glamour and pride of the blueskirts. Dumbest of dumb. Argue with the host and he bans you. I keep an eye on how many fans who had a half brain were banned for calling out that turd.

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      Funny how you mention “circle jerk”. Coming from a rangers fan, I find it hysterical. Another stupid statement by the hideous, diseased infested fanbase.
      There’s one blogger in particular who basically demands to be circle jerked. He bans fans for disagreeing with him, and deletes posts who call him out as a fraud. He, of course is a ranger blogger, who demands to have his butt kissed day in and day out. His name is Rick Caprpiniello.
      On that site, you will see the utmost glamour and pride of the blueskirts. Dumbest of dumb. Argue with the host and he bans you. I keep an eye on how many fans who had a half brain were banned for calling out that turd.

      • doknyc - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:09 PM

        hideous and diseased?

        hahaha.. coming from the jersey shore and swamps, you should know all about that…. when does mommy pick you up from daycare, since you dont have anything better than a commodore 64 at your single wide trailer?

        god, devils fans set a new standard for the words “dysfunctional and delusional”…

      • biffnasty - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM

        @gave9530000BJs
        Dude, Sounds like you have lost your mind. Regardless, I’ll always laugh at your weak posts for always sounding like a bitter devils fan. What I wonder tho, is why you care so much about the Rangers? You’ve made like 26 comments on this post, and for some strange reason, you seem to comment on all Ranger post?

  18. hauger88 - Jul 14, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Hey cups and your alias, the devils haven’t done anything in the last decade. So using the team from the trap era (different times and game) is useless. Oblivious to your teams downfall. You are comical and show the rest of us Devils fans have no knowledge on the game

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 11:15 AM

      And the rags have accomplished exactly what?

      • shaundre93 - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:34 PM

        Exactly as much as the Devils have. Enjoy watching your team of geriatrics and FA signings. And when’s the last time they kept a top free agent without giving them the worst contract ever? Miss Parise yet? He knew what was best for his career. I would root for the rags waaaaaay before the Devils. Christ, you have to rely on the road team fans to fill that dump. You say their GM “doesn’t care about winning”, they just went to the final, the Devils just missed the playoffs with a team full of aging vets. Hmmmmm… Just stfu already

      • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:56 PM

        “Exactly as much as the Devils have”

        Really? Well, since the Invasion of Pearl Harbor the NY Rangers have won ONE CUP and that was with the mass immigration of The Edmonton Oilers.

        My name speaks of how many accomplishments the NJ Devils had.

      • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

        geriatrics and FA signings?

        Brad Richards
        Rick Nash
        Scott Gomez
        Bobby Holik
        Wade Redden*

        Who signed those genius contracts? LOLOLOL

  19. hennnrikkk - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Lets talk about the Lose York Smurfs a little, shall we?

    The 2013-14 cup run will be ruinous the the Smurfs of tomorrow. Their depth players are jumping ship to play for more $$ with GMs that know how to run a team.

    Boyle, Stralman, Pouliot and Dorsett all said “Buy Bye”
    Richards is laughing all the way to the bank. He doesnt need to work a day in his life from now on, and now that a REAL contender signed him, his new world class linemates will cover up his egregious mistakes.

    The Smurfs “home grown” captain Callahan left for Tampa with 2 first round draft picks in exhange for a diminutive 40 year old StLouis. Every team in the NHL wants a guy like Cally, and the Smurfs traded him for a horse on the way to the glue factory. Im sure thatll sting for quite some time. LOL

    Brassard, Krieder and Zucc all filed for salary arbitration, so dont expect Sather to keep all 3 and even one of them will be sorely missed when another team scoops them up.

    So to the Rags – Prepare to suffer under the burden of the NHLs highest paid goalie at 8.5 million for the next 7 years. At 32 years old, Queen Henrietta peaked last month and he now has fewer good year ahead of him than behind.

    Rick Trash eats up almost as much cap space as the queen for another 4 years, and you guys aint tradin that albatross either. Not to mention youre out of buyouts! uh oh!

    Anisimov and Dubinsky are flourishing in Columbus – looks like that trade went better for them eh?

    Oh, and how about Gaborik? He must me loving his Stanley Cup ring. HAHA – Sather, Im sure, is pounding his head on the pavement over that one.

    so to the Lose York Smurfs, I can hear the echos of 1994 calling… “This one will last a lifetime!”

    got anything else to say ragfans? please come back though when your team is relevant and isnt the most unsuccessful original 6 franchise in NHL history.. hahahaha – OWNED

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      But they have more fans than we do. (my favorite)

  20. 7mantel - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Amazing how some little boys don’t have the guts to defend themselves ! With cowards like that this country is in a lot of trouble !!!!

  21. barkar942 - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    See! I knew Cups hasn’t been taking his meds!

    • 7mantel - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      he even changed his tag to avoid criticism ! coward !

  22. jasminedonut - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Devil fans are such nancy boy sodomites

  23. doknyc - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    ok all,

    whats the over/under on how many aliases 95000cups will create today? you KNOW you have no friends when you create more than three a day…

    9500cups
    34defense2014
    mb30forlife
    henrikkkkkk

    learn how to jerk off or something, ya muppet…

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM

      would you renounce your ranger fandom if all those names were me?

      Would you? Huh coward?

      It would serve in your best interest. You have 3 of your top players filing for arbitration. That’s NOT good for your future.

      Maybe I can interest you in a nice Islanders chant?

      • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

        would you renounce your ranger fandom if all those names were NOT me?

        Would you? Huh coward?

        It would serve in your best interest. You have 3 of your top players filing for arbitration. That’s NOT good for your future.

        Maybe I can interest you in a nice Islanders chant?

    • hennnrikkk - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      dok – umad sweetheart? trollolololololol Rick Trash = garbage.
      just like the rest of the Lose York Smurfs. The most unsuccessful original 6 franchise in NHL history! HAHAHA trollololololol

  24. plr07670 - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    The Rick Nash trade was, in my opinion, the worst trade the NHL has seen in the past five years

  25. wutangwild - Jul 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Wow these comments escalated quickly. Cups, I’ve said it once already today but…”Lighten up, Francis”

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 4:29 PM

      I nominate doknyc “as our Big Toe”

  26. 34defense2014 - Jul 14, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    The Queen sure put on a display of Championship Netminding during the Final! lol oh and the Olympics! Forgot about that one! My bad lol

  27. 34defense2014 - Jul 14, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Nothing worse then a Rag fan!!!

  28. rupp246 - Jul 14, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Cups, why don’t you back to your basement, yell up to your mom to make you a sandwich, and join the devils chat room where maybe someone there will value your opinion.

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 5:16 PM

      LOLOL!!

      Nice name! Isn’t that one of our throw-aways that you guys picked out of our garbage can? Oh, and ask him where he liked playing best. Yep, you got it, NJ DEVILS!! It says so on his ring!

  29. bleedrangerblue - Jul 14, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    @ 950003. Wow dude get some class serious man.

  30. bleedrangerblue - Jul 14, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    I remember this clown complimenting the Rangers during the finals. Now that they lost he can stop being scared and go back to being his or her self.

    • 950003cups - Jul 14, 2014 at 7:58 PM

      The rags had no business being in the final after cheating and taking out Price “accidentally on purpose”.

      I also don’t recall any compliments by me towards those bums in the finals. Ohhhhhhh wait… Are you talking about when I said they won’t be swept, that they’ll go down in five? Well, of you call that a compliment, then I guess I had more confidence than you did. Lol

      Typical front runner ranger fan.

  31. bleedrangerblue - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    This coming from a Claude Lemieux fan. You are delusional like Fatso.

    • 950003cups - Jul 15, 2014 at 3:19 AM

      Fatso? Well, when you drink as much champagne out of a Stanley Cup as Brodeur did, you might add on a few calories. Lundqvist is quite thin, isn’t he? LOLOLOL

  32. bleedrangerblue - Jul 14, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    I’m calling you out. What’s front runner?

  33. bleedrangerblue - Jul 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    You complimented Henrik playing well a few times. You must have forgotten. You bashed the Rangers saying he was good but will never win on the Rangers. I called you a closet fan. I still
    Think you go both ways….

    • 950003cups - Jul 15, 2014 at 3:16 AM

      Lundqvist? He’s fantastic! I’ll say it everyday. Well, at least for another two years. I’ll never say he sucks or anything like that. I play hockey. I’ve never met a devils fan either who plays or doesn’t play who says he sucks. His “king” BS. That’s a whole different issue. He’ll never win a cup with NY. I always said, as do many devils fans, that Lundqvist would’ve won a cup by now on a different team with a real GM and coach.

      You sir, are just plain stupid.

      Now now down and kiss Devils fans derrières!!!

  34. bleedrangerblue - Jul 14, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Your comments are worse than Scott Stevens late dirty hits.

    • 950003cups - Jul 15, 2014 at 3:21 AM

      Sorry hits? Again, you know NOTHING. HOW MANY TIMES HAS Stevens been suspended? None. How many times has Messier (your Messiah..LOL) been suspended for dirty hits? I believe at least three.

      I may start charging you for all the schooling I’m delivering to you. You heathen!!

  35. bleedrangerblue - Jul 14, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    950003 is a DICK. Will not respond anymore to a non hockey fan. Don’t even bother.

    • 950003cups - Jul 15, 2014 at 3:23 AM

      Well, if I’m a “DICK” that explains why you keep trying to talk to me. You like dick. It’s obvious. I’ll bet you wear an Avery jersey.

  36. 34defense2014 - Jul 15, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    lol ah look at the Rag fans :-( it was great!! All my buddies were freaking out because the Rags made it to the Final! Me being always the half full type of guy I am said. No worries because the higher they get the longer the fall!!!! Oh how sweet it was!!! I loved every moment when the Queen would let in yet another Goal in!! The reaction from Rag fans at the Garden! Was much watch TV!! Nothing like being able to see the Summit then running out of oxygen!!

  37. 34defense2014 - Jul 15, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    The Queen piled up enough snow behind him in the 4th game at the Dump!! He could had made a snowman!! With a crown and all!!! lol

    • 950003cups - Jul 15, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      Dude. I totally forgot about that one. Wasn’t on purpose. But it sure saved him from getting swept. AV and his overpaid, over aged fools had nothing on LA.

      • 950003cups - Jul 15, 2014 at 3:29 AM

        Brodeur, the best ever, played, at age 40, an LA Kings who were 12-2, whole this blueskirts played a ripe for a beating LA Kings who were 12-9. Martin Brodeur lost on six games. Lundqvist and his wannabe champions, lost in five.

        Simply no excuse!

  38. skoivu10 - Jul 18, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    I have a question: Are all these posts just an argument between Ranger and Devils? I’m a Ducks fan. NJ beat us in 2003, so I respect you guys. New York has one of my fav goalies in Lundqvist, so I respect them as well. However, I HATE BOTH OF YOU! How did both of you seriously give LA free championships????WTF? You two equally created a montage of asshole kings fans in the south land. Everyone was happy just being Dodger band wagoners after the Lakers failed until you guys had to screw it up. From Anaheim, We hate BOTH of you. That being said. Both of your clubs have histories, well NYR does, that Anaheim could only hope to meet. Devils had a mini dynasty that i hope Anaheim can duplicate. But for now, we are closer than a championship than both of you and you will always be scorned by us.

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