Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Staaling - Was that Brian Leetch. . .?

Commentary is actually pretty ironic, here. Say defense needs more shots. And Marc Staal steps up. His 3rd goal in 3 straight games. And what a beauty:

Monday, August 30, 2010

Staaling - Revenge Edition. . .

Now who doesn't love this goal by Marc Staal?! After Game 3 did not go as planned (the game winning goal for New Jersey going in courtesy Marc's skate), it was this Staal brother who got almost instant payback against Brodeur and the Devils in Game 4. Check it out:

Delayed Weekend Staaling. . .

Well since I essentially slept through three days of the weekend and missed individual Staaling segments, maybe this will count. A video with more than ONE Staal brother! In fact - you get all four! A funny video, for sure:

Sign Staal!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Still Staaling. . .

No Marc signing = another video of my favorite Staal brother.

Now, I normally wouldn't post Devils broadcasts, but in this one, Chico somehow was gracious to the Rangers and complimentary of the play. (I know, I was suprised too). Enjoy Marc's first NHL goal. How awesome that it was against Brodeur. =)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

When It's Been a Month Since You've Posted...

...you should probably get a new hobby! Or...realize it's summer.

A thousand apologies (and no one cares, I know), so I won't list excuses. I have every bit of hope, confidence, etc, that come the season I'll be in better state to update more frequently. Until then, it just may have been the busiest summer at work ever. I suddently got more responsibility, but that left little time for anything else, like sleeping, and breathing. I haven't listened to sports radio in 3 weeks!! (Falling apart slowly...) Wait, I know, I said no excuses. Anyway, I sincerely hope to and promise to be better.


So today I was reading my copy of The Hockey News Yearbook. Vital because a) it rocks and b) there was so much random player movement, I'm going to need to keep that near me until December to keep straight all these 3rd and 4th liners and where they are.

Anyway - it's August 25th, just less than a month to pre-season hocke, and I'm saying now, before having seen anything, I think the Rangers would be hard-pressed to make the playoffs. Stranger things happen, and they sure do, but the Rangers - good, bad, or indifferent - have a much stronger East to compete with. They just do. That, and their own inconsistencies, may prove too much to handle.

But that, ladies and gentlemen, are why they play the games. Why we watch. And why we are fans.

Now, it's August 25th, and the NYRs still haven't signed Marc Staal. I know, I know, I'm sure it'll get worked out. But how good will I feel on that day when I open Twitter, or turn on XM radio, and find out my favorite current Blueshirt has re-signed with my favorite team? VERY VERY VERY HAPPY!

Why? Because I still think he's worth it. Seriously, even if you are a Dan Girardi fan, you can't tell me Marc Staal shouldn't be asking for more money than him? Right! By the NYRS giving Dan Girardi 3.325 million, Staal's price easily hopped up to $4 million at least. Easily.

But...what can you do? Me, nothing. Except wait and hope and, oh yeah, post fun Staal videos each day until he's signed!!

Here's a personal favorite: