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07-16-2013, 06:10 AM
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I've been playing along on these threads the last few years, so here's this off-season's model:

Where are you from:
New York City - grew up in Harlem in the 70s

How old:
44

Rangers fan since:
1973-74 as that's the first season I can remember waching on a 12" b&w on WWOR channel 9.

First Rangers game you attended:
Don't remember which was the first one, but I remember going out to the Coliseum a lot when the Isles were in their prime (my dad had some connections out on the Island in those days and we always tried to catch the Rangers games there).

Favorite Rangers:
There have been so many over the years...but my first son's middle name is Messier and we are expecting our second, whose middle name will be Richter

Best Ranger moment:
Messier's hat trick in game 6 against the Devils - that season I believed that nothing could go wong and just when it looked its darkest...and after that game I knew we were going to win the Cup

Any other sports:
I live in England now and really enjoy the rugby.

How do you watch Rangers games:
At 5am on my computer the next day as we're 5 hours ahead.

Additional info:
I grew up in the NYC hi-rise projects but now live in the rolling green countryside nestled between an old forest and the ocean. We have wild horses grazing on the banks of the winding river behind our house. You couldn't get much further from New York than where I am now.

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07-16-2013, 06:21 AM
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I've been playing along on these threads the last few years, so here's this off-season's model:

Where are you from:
New York City - grew up in Harlem in the 70s

How old:
44

Rangers fan since:
1973-74 as that's the first season I can remember waching on a 12" b&w on WWOR channel 9.

First Rangers game you attended:
Don't remember which was the first one, but I remember going out to the Coliseum a lot when the Isles were in their prime (my dad had some connections out on the Island in those days and we always tried to catch the Rangers games there).

Favorite Rangers:
There have been so many over the years...but my first son's middle name is Messier and we are expecting our second, whose middle name will be Richter

Best Ranger moment:
Messier's hat trick in game 6 against the Devils - that season I believed that nothing could go wong and just when it looked its darkest...and after that game I knew we were going to win the Cup

Any other sports:
I live in England now and really enjoy the rugby.

How do you watch Rangers games:
At 5am on my computer the next day as we're 5 hours ahead.

Additional info:
I grew up in the NYC hi-rise projects but now live in the rolling green countryside nestled between an old forest and the ocean. We have wild horses grazing on the banks of the winding river behind our house. You couldn't get much further from New York than where I am now.
did you copy and paste this from last year? This sounds so incredibly familiar

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07-16-2013, 01:50 PM
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07-16-2013, 08:33 PM
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Where You're From:
Middletown, NY (will be in CT soon)

Age:
Just turned 18 a few weeks ago

Ranger fan since:
I could walk

First Ranger Game:
Was a Penguin/Ranger game in MSG. I don't remember when it was, but it was definitely before the 04-05 lockout. The Rangers lost the game, but I had such a blast that I watched/went to games since.

Favorite Rangers:
In the past were Messier, Graves, Gretzky, Richter, Leetch, Bure, Fleury, Tikkanen, Straka, Nylander, & others that I can't think of at the moment. Now basically the whole Ranger squad. Really like Stralman and Zucc (the underrated players). In the future; Pouliot and Kristo (think they'll be very good for us).

Best Ranger Moment:
Malik move by far. My dad and uncle were actually at that game!

Former Rangers Missed:
Was a HUGE Petr Prucha fan & was devastated when they traded him. Others are Sykora, Sjostrom, Antropov, Prospal, Zherdev, Dawes, Hollweg, Ortmeyer, Betts, Dubinsky, Anisimov, Gaborik, AVERY and there are others, but I can't think of them off the top of my head.

Non-rangers You Like:
Basically any player that can make NYR a better team.

Other Sports:
MLB: Mets
NBA: Knicks
NFL: Jets
MLS: Red Bulls

How Did You Find HF:
From work actually. I was talking s*** with my my boss (who is an Islander fan) about some rumors and stuff one day. He obviously knew more than I did so I asked him how he knew all this stuff & he mentioned the site. I looked it up, istantly made an account, and now talk to all of you guys with the same interests.

How Do You Watch Games:
Sit on the couch & watch them on the TV, but I'll be going to college soon & will probably just be catching highlights now.

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07-16-2013, 08:36 PM
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SnowblindNYR- comes from my favorite Black Sabbath song called Snowblind.

Where are you from:
Born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to Brooklyn at 3, been here ever since.

How old:
27 in 8 days

Rangers fan since:
The 00-01 season. I watched some SC Finals before, but I finally got cable that year.

First Rangers match you attended:
99 against the Flyers and we lost 2-0. I waited 6 years to finally see us score a goal in 05, in a 3-1 victory over the Penguins.

Favorite Ranger:
Leetch all time. Now it's McDonagh. It'll be Stepan if he ever plays up to his standards in the playoffs.

Best Ranger moment:
Richards tying goal/Staal's goal in OT in game 5 against the Caps last year.

Former Rangers you miss:
Tyutin and Anisimov

Any non-Rangers you like:
Datsyuk, Kane, Tavares.


Any other sports:
Die hard Giants fan (a little more than a Rangers fan). Casual Knicks fan.


How did you find HF Boards:
Don't remember.

How do you watch Rangers games:
On my computer seat at my computer.

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07-16-2013, 09:07 PM
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Good musical taste.

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07-16-2013, 09:12 PM
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I love the song Snowblind.

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07-17-2013, 12:18 AM
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Where You're From:
Winnipeg

Age:
39....sigh...

Ranger fan since:
Since the age of 10 years old or so, I started life as a Habs fan, as I was surrounded by Habs fans growing up. Once I reached the age of reason, I switched to the Rangers.

First Ranger Game:
No luck yet in seeing a home game live, but probably in the next few years we'll be heading to NYC to catch a game! I've seen all the Rangers vs Jets games here though! Got to attend a closed Rangers practice but it was optional and only 3 skaters plus Biron showed up.

Favorite Rangers past and present:
Messier, Graves, Leetch, Straka, Jagr, Nylander, Kovalev, Beukeboom, Lundqvist, Stepan, Nash, Cally, Avery.

Best Ranger Moment:
Winning the Cup!

Non-rangers You Like:
Matt Duchene, Grabner, Ovie, Selanne (of course!), Vanek, Wheeler, Bogo, Stapleton (really wish the Jets still had him on the active roster).

Other Sports:
MLB: Jays (sigh)
NBA: Raptors (sigh)
NFL: Raiders (sigh)
IPL: Rajastan Royals (I just got into T20 cricket this year, really liking it so far!)
Soccer: Glasgow Rangers
CFL: Blue Bombers (sigh)

How Did You Find HF:
Google search

How Do You Watch Games:
Jets home games I watch live and I usually bring my Ipad so I can watch some GCL during stoppages. Away games I watch on TSN Jets. Rangers games, I watch online, on Center Ice when it decides it isn't in a local market (really don't understand this, how is Winnipeg sometimes in a local market for Rangers games?) or on RDS. I hate when the french channel gets the Habs/Rangers game, I can't watch it on GCL or Center Ice because it's being shown on one of my local stations! Yeah, in french, how does that help me?

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07-17-2013, 03:17 AM
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Where are you from: Springfield, which is right next to Nevada, Florida, Wisconsin, and Maine (But really Brooklyn)

How old: 8 (But really 28)

Rangers fan since: 1993. That's when my family got cable and that's when I was able to watch the Rangers consistently.

First Rangers match you attended: Against Calgary in '04, I believe. Little would I know that would be the last season for Messier and Leetch would end up being traded. Rangers lost 0-5.

Favorite Rangers: Leetch, Messier, Graves, Richter, Beukeboom.

Best Ranger moment: Stanley Cup, the Islanders brawl (Where Messier was choking Blake), Gretzky's last game, Lundqvist standing on his head against Vancouver...twice.

Former Rangers you miss: I honestly think that Sather signing Gomez and Drury was the beginning of the end for Jagr. I would have loved Sather re-upping Jagr.

Any non-Rangers you like: Ilya Kovalchuck I have had a lot of respect for Iginla for a long time, and I was hoping he would get to lift the Cup rather than Tampa.

Any other sports: Let's go Giants, Knicks, and Mets!

How did you find HF Boards: Oh, I don't know. I knew about this place for years. But there have been some legendary photoshop threads that permeated other sites, and a lot of speculation other sites talked about usually came from HFBoards, so I thought "why not?"

How do you watch Rangers games: With my blood pressure in the 300s, and a heart rate in the thousands. I watch it on cable (Fios) and mostly in my house.

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07-17-2013, 06:37 AM
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did you copy and paste this from last year? This sounds so incredibly familiar
Not much happens out here in the countryside, though baby number 2 on the way is new! The middle names we are planning to use are: Messier (already done), Richter (going to baby number 2), Graves and Leetch if we manage to bang out 4.

It will be the kids' connection to New York City even if they grow up riding horses and playing for Hogwarts.

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07-17-2013, 12:48 PM
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Where are you from: Morris County, NJ, Currently live in Jersey City

How old: mentally 13, but really 34

Rangers fan since: 1989- Kelly Kisio days

First Rangers match you attended: Sometime in '91 or '92

Favorite Rangers: The 94 guys + The King + Pavel Bure

Best Ranger moment: Being at the parade with my Dad. Now I pass that area twice a day, constantly reminded of that amazing day.

Former Rangers you miss: Jags, Doug Weight, Tony Amonte

Any non-Rangers you like: Stamkos, Vinny, Nuge

Any other sports: Huge tennis fan, Dodgers, Bills, and who cares about the NBA

How did you find HF Boards: the internet told me

How do you watch Rangers games: Usually on my couch with a chicken parm dinner.

Favorite bands:
Pink Floyd, The Doors, Anything 80's, Above & Beyond, Eric Prydz, Jeremy Olander, Erick Morillo, Miguel Migs, Disclosure, Samantha James, Weekend Players, Blue Six

Favorite TV shows:
Rangers Pregame, Mad Men, GOT, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Homeland, House of Lies, Calornication, The Newsroom, Boardwalk Empire, Vikings (really anything on The History Channel)

Favorite Movies:
Heat, Back to The Future, Ghostbusters, The Deer Hunter, Stand By Me, etc. etc.


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07-17-2013, 01:10 PM
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Where are you from:
Long Island. Headed to Boston in the fall for my first year of college.

How old:
18

Rangers fan since:
05-06 season, only started passionately following them for the past 3 years or so.

First Rangers match you attended:
Still haven't gone. Probably gonna catch a few games at TD Garden this year thanks to some student discounts.

Favorite Ranger:
Hank and McDonagh

Best Ranger moment:
Marian Gaborik's goal in triple OT against the Caps in the 2012 playoffs.

Former Rangers you miss:
Jagr and Dubinsky

Any non-Rangers you like:
Toews and Selanne

Any other sports:
MLB (Yankees), NBA (Knicks), and NFL (... Jets )

How did you find HF Boards:
Googled "NY Rangers message boards"

How do you watch Rangers games:
On TV, although that might be a bit of a problem when I start living in Boston.


Other categories

Favorite bands:
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, RHCP, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend

Favorite TV shows:
Breaking Bad, Walking Dead

Favorite Movies:
Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, The Dark Knight trilogy, Lord of the Rings trilogy

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07-17-2013, 03:50 PM
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NY, NY

How old:
24

Rangers fan since:
Birth? There are baby pics of me with Ranger gear on.

First Rangers match you attended:
Late 90s, I want to say a game against the Lightning? I believe Leetch scored in OT, but I was little, so all these details are suspect.

Favorite Ranger:
Aside from the obvious (Hank), I really like Staal, Step, and Hags.

Best Ranger moment:
Again, aside from big ones (Richards 6.6 second goal, Winter Classic, Cup), I loved that game from a few years back against Pitt where Staal tied it with the late shorty, and Dubi/Cally ended it in OT. That was ****ing awesome.

Former Rangers you miss:
Dubi, Prucha, Bure

Any non-Rangers you like:
Ovechkin, Alfie, Parise, Helm, Vanek, Lecavalier

Any other sports:
Football, tennis

How did you find HF Boards:
Can't really recall.

How do you watch Rangers games:
On TV, for the most part.

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07-17-2013, 08:00 PM
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Your taste ain't too shabby either, Jabroni.

Love Maiden.

Top 3 Maiden songs...?

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07-17-2013, 08:20 PM
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Where are you from:
Born in Toronto, grew up just outside of Columbus, Ohio.

How old:
27

Rangers fan since:
1997

First Rangers match you attended:
Game two against the Panthers in 1997. My family was on Spring break down in Coral Springs and my dad and uncle suggested we go to the game. Ever since then I've been a huge Rangers fan.

Favorite Ranger:
Tie between Nash & Lundqvist. I also like Richards but he's always been a favorite of mine.

Best Ranger moment:
Watching Gretzky notch two points against the Panthers in my first trip to an NHL game.

Former Rangers you miss:
Messier, Gretzky, Richter, Leetch, and Jagr.

Any non-Rangers you like:
Toews, Hossa, Anisimov, Stamkos, Tavares, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Crosby, probably several others.

Any other sports:
I watch a lot of college and pro football, but mainly stick to hockey. I grew up playing hockey and come from a hockey family so I tend to stick to that. The lockout was miserable for us.

How did you find HF Boards:
I stumbled across it while reading up on some trade rumors before the deadline a couple of years ago.

How do you watch Rangers games:
I tend to just watch at home or at a bar. I get a bit too into it so I try not to watch with too many non-Rangers fans.

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07-18-2013, 10:39 AM
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Where You're From:
Wayne, NJ

Age:
28

Ranger fan since:
As long as I can remember

First Ranger Game:
Rangers/Canadiens in '96

Favorite Rangers:
Nedved, Kovalev, Graves, Messier, Gartner, Tikkanen, Leetch, Zubov, Fleury, Gretzky, Vanbiesbrouck, Richter, Bure, Hank, Hagelin, Nash

Best Ranger Moment:
Other than '94 gotta be Gretzky's hat tricks in the '97 playoffs, the '08 series vs the Devils (especially Staal's game winning goal in game 4), and most of the '12 campaign

Former Rangers Missed:
Gaborik, Jagr, Zubov, Gartner

Non-rangers You Like:
Kovalchuk, Roenick, Modano, Fedorov, Kane, Malkin

Other Sports:
I'm too passionately invested in the Rangers and hockey to really care much for other sports, but the Knicks and Giants at times garner interest from me. I miss pro beach hockey.

How Did You Find HF:
Been following hockey's future site since about 1998 ish, always read the boards but never really post, figured now is as good a time as any to start

How Do You Watch Games:
With my eyes...If I'm not at games I'm either at the flying puck or on my couch, either way I'm yelling and commenting as if I'm in the stands

Miscellaneous:
I have an astounding collection of Rangers jerseys; I run a blog at beerleaguebeauts.com if you wanna check that out

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