Tonight the NY Rangers finally get something right when they retire Mike Richter's #35. I was in the crowd when Richter made his professional debut right after the 1988 Olympics for the Colorado Rangers of the International Hockey League - he reeled off a 10 game winning streak and I remember calling my brother back in NYC and telling him that I had just seen the goalie that would someday win the CUP for the Rangers - I was there in June of 1994 when he did just that - I wish I had been there in 1996 when he single-handedly won the World Cup for the USA - and I will be there tonight to say Thank You. He's a classy individual who couldn't be beaten on a breakaway - just ask Pavel Bure
I just hope that Mike Dunham doesn't "honor" him by giving up a Gatorade Goal.....
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I'm pretty sure I said this once before in a thread about Richter's retirement, but it bears repeating:
As an Isles fan, I absolutely hated Richter and how he was able to shut down almost anything that came at him. But as a hockey fan, I had to respect the guy's ability and his hard work. I still remember how he came out of Beezer's shadow to become the #1 goalie for the Rangers. I'll admit, he was pretty exciting to watch at times.
All in all, congratulations to Mike Richter, and have a good time tonight, dunkndollaz!
Originally posted by Omar PadillaHis Wendy's commercials are what convinced me to give Wendy's food a try. Their connection with the NHL sure has died since those days.
Dude, Wendy's food is AWESOME.
In the context of baseball, the use of drugs hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, the use of alcohol hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, womanizing hurts whom? Maybe the wife of the player? In the context of baseball, felonies are crimes against society, not against baseball. In the context of baseball, gambling is the only crime against baseball.
Gambling, in the context of baseball, is a capital offense and Rose has richly earned-- hell, he agreed to-- his death sentence. Let him hang.
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Pretty amazing that a rookie gets nominated for the Vezina but isn't a finalist for the Calder. Even given that some of these guys might have played last year if there had been a season, this was a great year for rookies.