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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Last nights 3-2 loss to the Bruins has still proven, to me at least, that the Rangers need to be more dominant at home. I know I sound like a broken record but to be a serious contender this problem has to be fixed. 4-6-1 just isn't gonna cut it!

On the positive side- How about that unbelievable comeback in Pittsburgh? The Penguins had everything going their way- the referees, the NHL, and late goals. Basically the kitchen sink was thrown at the boys in blue. However, the Rangers persevered and stuck it in the you-know-what of the Pens, the NHL and the Refs! Good job!

The Rangers go on the road for four of the next five games. These five games will be very important as to the state of the Rangers. Precious points in what is a very even division with lots of parity in the eastern conference!

Can there be anyone but Ryan Callahan next in line for being the next captain of the New York Rangers? Callahan does it all: hits, contributes offensively, kills penalties, plays in key situations, and oh yeah- drops the mitts once in a while (witness the decision over Mike Comrie). He gets my vote for sure!

On a very serious note- as most of you know I do a radio show every Tuesday with my co-host Pauly D. This past Tuesday we had on a very special guest in Kurt Walker (former Toronto Maple Leaf). Kurt was very forward about how the NHL Players Association, The NHL, and The NHL Players Alumni do absolutely nothing to help the former players in need of medical and monetary assistance. Trust me when I say as a former player, I know there are many others who are also in this situation. Kurt chronicled his career, what he thought his pension was and what it actually turned out to be. The numerous surgeries he has had to endure from injuries received during his playing days. It is time for the NHL, Players Association, and the Alumni to step up to the plate and take care of their own who sacrificed their bodies and health to help make this great game what it is today… Check out the pod cast of the show to hear more.


One last thing- What do you all think about Colin Campbell’s Email-gate? I’ll keep it simple: If Sean Avery can be disciplined for words towards another player- why can’t Campbell receive the same discipline? I’m just saying… Over and Out!


Pauly D said...

Great stuff.Colie needs to go!
Let's all remember he is the man that helps create the "FACE" of the NHL.

Kotsy's Korner said...

Pauly D, You know, I know it, But do the people in charge know it?

John said...

Good stuff Kotsy.

The Rangers absolutely need to improve at home. There is no way they can be a (good) playoff team unless they make MSG something opponents need to fear.

Its one of the many differences between an average team and a good team.

John said...

Btw as far as do the people in charge now it..

.. the question is are they smart enough to realize that everybody has called their hand. And if so, do they have the sack to make changes. My guess, changes won't be made. A change from the status quo admits there was a mistake.

bp7589 said...

Colie Campbell holds a position where his integrity can never be questioned. The fact that it is now makes it clear he should step down or be replaced. You can't have the leagues integrity be in doubt...but anybody who watched that game in Pittsburgh has to feel that way.

Kotsy's Korner said...

John, Absolutely, MSG should be a tough place for teams dare and try for two points.

I'm still of mind that the Rangers can turn MSG into a house of horrors for the visiting team. It's got to happen!

Kotsy's Korner said...

John, You're probably right about making no changes to Campbell's embarrassing e-mails.

It will be interesting to see how he performs his job from this point on.

Kotsy's Korner said...

bp7589, I agree 100% with your comments. All they do at the top is preach integrity of league. If that's true then what will they do about this?

In this case Campbell should be reviewed at the bare minimum. Unfortunately I don't think I'll hold my breath though LOL.

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