When I saw the title I thought they'd offered it for the first pick which is goofy enough, but the first player in a draft does have cache. To do that to go up from 4-2 is lunacy though...and to turn it down is just as dumb. It's like the NHL version of Dumb and Dumber.
In one transaction never consummated, you see EXACTLY why the Isles and Columbus are where they are.
It's like I said, every now and then the hatred just needs to be vented. There really weren't that many posts about the Rangers during the season (I personally was so focused on what the Devils were doing I didn't really pay the Rangers much mind, especially when it became clear that the Devils weren't going to catch them in the standings), and two things have influenced the number of Ranger posts as of late:
1) The fact that the Devils played them in the ECF...if they hadn't you probably wouldn't have heard as much about them, and
2) Matteau#32 poking his head in here to stir the pot, and confidently stating time and time again that the Rangers would take the series.
Beating the Rangers in the playoffs is a big deal around here...before that, for the most part they'd clearly had the Devils' number in the playoffs, and that's a major sore spot when it's your chief rival. And what makes it more annoying is that when the Devils beat the Rangers in the playoffs in both '06 and '12, Ranger fans couldn't give the Devils credit either time...it wasn't what the Devils did, it was all about what the Rangers didn't do.
Anyway, the latest round of Ranger hatred is just about over, so you probably won't see too many more posts about them. We'll have enough on our plates soon enough, with free agency, another lockout looming...
I also move to make it a board rule that we close any Ranger or Ranger fan related thread with the following three words: HENRIQUE!!! ITS OVER!!!!
By far and away the dumbest NHL fanbase I have ever encountered. Not even close. They still can't let go of '94...some of them actually feel strongly that because the Devils didn't win the Cup this season, that '94 still hangs over the Devils' and their fans' heads. The five Finals appearances and three Cups (one of which was won the very next season after '94) mean nothing...it's all about '94.
Well, I guess it is if you're a Rangers fan. I've never seen a franchise and a fanbase so stuck on one championship. I'm a Met fan, and though '86 still gets considerable mention in Met circles, it's not anywhere near as bad or flat-out embarrassing as seemingly everyone involved with the Rangers is with '94.
Lmao, any Ranger fan moron who thinks '94 still hangs over our heads because we didn't win the Cup should be sterilized. People this dense shouldn't be allowed to pro-create. Henrique motherfvckers. Eat sh!t and die.