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As I mentioned a few days ago, I was going to feature the full e-mail interviews I conducted with the Rangers’ bloggers who took part in my article on TheGoodPoint.com on the renovations currently being done to Madison Square Garden.
PH: Why do you think Madison Square Garden decided to do these renovations?
KB: As partial as I am to MSG, it’s not really up to date with the latest in stadium innovation. It seems like there’s a smaller and smaller window for being current when it comes to sports stadiums, and MSG hasn’t really been on the cutting edge for awhile. When you’re in NYC, that’s not really acceptable. The sight lines to the ice and bridge above should really be appealing to fans.
PH: When you first heard that the Garden would be undergoing renovations, what was your initial reaction? Why?
KB: My first reaction, and I’m sure the first reaction of many, was that I wondered what the impact on ticket prices would be. They’ve gone up pretty dramatically over the last decade and although you can still find some good deals on StubHub and the like, buying face value tickets means digging deep into your wallet. I knew that wide-scale renovations wouldn’t be cheap, so I worried how much more it was going to cost to see my beloved Blueshirts in person.
As I have mentioned to you before, I was once the copy editor and a contributor to the excellent New York Rangers fan publication, Blueshirt Bulletin.
It is my pleasure to introduce Daniel Akeson, the man at the helm of Blueshirt Bulletin. He was kind enough to take some time and tell us how he got into hockey/the Rangers, how he got involved in hockey as a writer/blogger, his role (s) at Blueshirt Bulletin as well as his current thoughts on the team:
PH: How did you get into hockey?
DA: I, like many who love the sport, grew up with it. My family was heavily involved with it. My grandfather recalls the old Gardens in the city and watching not only the Rangers, but the Metro League games as well. Aside from playing, he coached youth hockey and when he moved out of the city and into Long Island, was influential in beginning several of the youth hockey programs that are still around today. When the Islanders expanded, he also worked with them to promote the club and get them involved with many of the community programs. In addition to that, my Uncle and Father both played and coached and continue to today. You could say I’ve grown up with it from all angles.
As most hockey fans know, there are a plethora of “good guys” in and around the game. These guys say the right things, do the right things and know that the fans are an integral part of the game.
Jim was kind enough to attend a Rangers’ writers roundtable, hosted by a solid Ranger fan publication and one I used to write for and contribute to, Blueshirt Bulletin.
If you are a New York Rangers fan or had been watching the team the past month and a half or so, you knew that the team was going to make a change whether it was with management, acquiring/trading a player or firing the coach.
As it turns out, it was the third option as the team let go of head coach Tom Renney and replaced him with John Tortorella. While many people will feel for Renney and believe that it really wasn’t his fault, this move had to be made and Tortorella will come in, hold players accountable and may be just the guy that the team needs going forward.
For more reaction regarding the move, please check out the following links:
What do you folks think?
With the New York Rangers continuing to spiral downwards, Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Pucky Daddy thought it would be appropriate to hold a round table discussion regarding the team’s potential new spark plug, Sean Avery.
Greg was kind enough to ask me to join Scotty Hockey, Dubi Silverstein of Blueshirt Bulletin, Joe McDonald of NY SportsDay, The Dark Ranger, Eric Roitman from 5-hole.com, and Lauri from Beyond the Blueshirts.
Click here to read more.
First off, I hope you all had a happy and safe holiday, especially you New York Ranger fans out there who were looking to shake off Tuesday night’s terrible loss to the Washington Capitals.
Tomorrow night’s game against the New Jersey Devils should be looked at as a fresh start for the Rangers. Again, they’re coming off a terrible collapse against the Caps’ and have displayed rather inconsistent hockey over the past month or so.
So what better way to shake off the cob webs and play the best hockey they can play than by beating their Hudson River rivals?
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As the New York Rangers get set to take on the Washington Capitals tonight at Madison Square Garden, feel free to check out the following team-related blogs to get all the up-to-date news and information regarding your Blueshirts:
- New York Rangers website
- Sam Weinman’s Rangers Report
- Steve Zipay’s Blue Notes
- Dubi Silverstein’s Blueshirt Bulletin (Please consider subscribing to BB +, which provides even more tremendous content on the Blueshirts)
- SNY Rangers Blog
- Scotty Hockey
Before all you folks head to bed tonight, make sure to check out the following New York Ranger blogs regarding the Mats Sundin situation and a look at their trip out West:
Prior to tonight’s tilt with the Calgary Flames, I figured I would give you folks some links to check out regarding tonight’s game from the Rangers point-of-view:
- Sam Weinman’s (The Journal News) Rangers Report
- Steve Zipay’s (Newsday) Blue Notes
- Dubi Silverstein’s Blueshirt Bulletin
- Andrew Gross’s (The Record) Ranger Rants
Enjoy the game folks!