I vote that we send Get Real to Russia where he can apologize for Kovalchuk all season, in Russian, on Russian forums. That would absolve us of at least two of the bigger fan-related headaches of the last decade.
Nieds was awesome, again, but not a retiree. He willingly departed the Devils who were ready to make him the highest paid player on the roster. Thanks for the rings, Nieds, and I love you, but when you went to Anaheim, you should have sacrificed any chance at getting your jersey in the rafters. Are we going to retire the jersey of every great player that spends substantial time in NJ? That, to me, is something the Rangers do. Not us.
Tortorella's a jackass, but at least he's a real NHL coach. MacLean is clearly not an NHL coach. It was as obvious as day to those just watching the games, nevermind what it must have been to those behind the scenes.