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02-05-2007, 03:10 PM
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OT: Barnaby may retire.

appreciation thread?
http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial...04/2052141.asp

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The end finally appears near for Barnaby. The Dallas winger has had concussion problems since Jan. 9 that caused him to temporarily lose vision in his left eye, a scare serious enough for him to ponder retirement. He's not about to hang up his skates quite yet, but it's possible he's already played his last game.
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He lost vision in his left eye for about 15 minutes on Dec. 14 after a fight with New York Rangers center Ryan Hollweg. He couldn't see for 30 minutes after brawling with Anaheim's Shawn Thornton about week later. It happened again Jan. 9, this time for 45 minutes, after a bout with Phoenix's Josh Gratton.
he was great for us and probably loved by all his fans, hated by all his rivals. Even playing on the same team as one of his biggest rivals turned the two into great friends (Lindros) so much that I'm sure it had something to do with the two signing in Dallas together.

Here's to Matt!

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02-05-2007, 03:16 PM
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appreciation thread?
http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial...04/2052141.asp





he was great for us and probably loved by all his fans, hated by all his rivals. Even playing on the same team as one of his biggest rivals turned the two into great friends (Lindros) so much that I'm sure it had something to do with the two signing in Dallas together.

Here's to Matt!
agreed, I liked Barnaby, Lindros and Simon when they were here.

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02-05-2007, 03:21 PM
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I just sent the same article from SI.COM to Wheresbarnaby lol. Sucks to hear he was definitly one of my favorite Rangers and players in general, just because when he was on the ice you never knew what he would do lol.

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02-05-2007, 03:22 PM
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Barnaby was a beast back in the day. He is one of the guys the Rangers could really use right now. The guy didn't skate around the ice like a headless chicken looking to just hit whatever he saw, like Hollweg. The guy did everything. He checked, he passedf, he stuck up for his guys without taking an idiotic penalty at the same time, and when he did take a penalty it had the reverse effect of what a penalty was supposed to do. He could score, he most importantly got the crowd into it. How many guys other than Shanahan can you say this about on this team?

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02-05-2007, 03:37 PM
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Barnaby was a beast back in the day. He is one of the guys the Rangers could really use right now. The guy didn't skate around the ice like a headless chicken looking to just hit whatever he saw, like Hollweg. The guy did everything. He checked, he passedf, he stuck up for his guys without taking an idiotic penalty at the same time, and when he did take a penalty it had the reverse effect of what a penalty was supposed to do. He could score, he most importantly got the crowd into it. How many guys other than Shanahan can you say this about on this team?
you said it perfectly.

This loss is just another step away from what hockey is supposed to be about. There will be no other player like Barnaby to replace him.

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02-05-2007, 03:40 PM
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It makes sense for him. Besides Dallas has that new kid Barch who has been fighting anyone that even looks at him wrong, he has had 6 fights in the last 8 games...

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02-05-2007, 03:50 PM
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A couple of Barnaby clips not the best but the best I could find real quick:

PJ Stock vs Barnaby, notice the taunting during the fight lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ec4sIvGqOY

Burrows vs. Barnaby:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKxpwVDS5s0

Barnaby and Nolan, dont mind the last part of the clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9hDJeTThl0

Barnaby and Tucker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKleGMoxFFo

Barnaby and Keane:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1r2IiHKe3o

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RalYe_4WTE

Flyers/Sabres Brawl in 1996 with Barnaby involved...goalie fight as well.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RalYe_4WTE

Flyers/Sabres Brawl in 1996 with Barnaby involved...goalie fight as well.
I was looking for that one, glad someone found it

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02-05-2007, 04:10 PM
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He'll always be remembered for being a pain in the ass and dropping the gloves but it often gets overlooked that he was a pretty good player too.

Had he played in the high-scoring 80's he easily would've been a 20-25 goal scorer.

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02-05-2007, 04:15 PM
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I will always have a spot for Matthew Barnaby. In a dark, bleak time in Rangers history, Matthew Barnaby did his best to represent the New York Rangers. There wasn't alot of winning going on, but he wore the sweater with pride. He seemed like the only guy truly happy to be here. He has a ton of personality, and the game will be a little less fun without him if he has to retire. I really like this guy and hope he can catch on with someone doing color commentary if he wants to. If that Tomato can Rob Ray can, then it can't be that hard. I'm not sold on Michelletti, bring Matty into the booth with Sam!

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02-05-2007, 04:26 PM
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I will always have a spot for Matthew Barnaby. In a dark, bleak time in Rangers history, Matthew Barnaby did his best to represent the New York Rangers. There wasn't alot of winning going on, but he wore the sweater with pride. He seemed like the only guy truly happy to be here. He has a ton of personality, and the game will be a little less fun without him if he has to retire. I really like this guy and hope he can catch on with someone doing color commentary if he wants to. If that Tomato can Rob Ray can, then it can't be that hard. I'm not sold on Michelletti, bring Matty into the booth with Sam!
It would be the MSG version of the Odd Couple lol.

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02-05-2007, 04:37 PM
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I fear for Sam's health if Barney were to get the color job.

Barnaby was a good Ranger during an awful time to be a Ranger,
so he'll be talk about as a saint until forever...

I still pine about George Mcphee & Bob Brooke

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02-05-2007, 05:51 PM
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Barnaby is a legend in my eyes. <3

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02-05-2007, 06:05 PM
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Barnaby was always a top 3 favorite Ranger of mine when he was on the team. I wish him good luck.

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02-05-2007, 09:34 PM
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02-05-2007, 10:28 PM
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Barney was a warrior. Tough guy who never backed down from anyone and played the game the way it should be played. Too bad Barch had to take his job. Always be a place for you here Barney

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It's too bad he has to go out like this, but that loss of vision stuff is pretty scary.

I never heard of this Barch guy until I read this thread. I'll have to check out more Stars highlights.

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Barch was a kid I was pretty familiar with from his OHL days. I really liked him in the 98 draft, though I didn't expect him to take this long to find his niche.

His big claim to fame was probably that he was mentioned in an ESPN article from 1998 after getting his teeth knocked out by Manny Malhotra in a fight.

He reminds me a lot of a bigger Nick Kypreos. Wasn't really an enforcer for his junior team, did a fair amount of scoring but wasn't going to get by with that at the pro level so he essentially had to "make" himself a fighter. If you follow his career you'll see it didn't really happen till he was 24 and running out of chances to turn himself into a player.

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Loved Barnaby. I wouldn't have minded him here the past two seasons before the injuries kicked in.

We'll miss you Matt

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Barney was a warrior. Tough guy who never backed down from anyone and played the game the way it should be played. Too bad Barch had to take his job. Always be a place for you here Barney
In many ways it's amazing he lasted this long. He was a 6'0, 185 pound scrawny kid who went out of way to make the Probert's, etc. of the world angry enough to want to pulverize him.

He was nuts in his younger days and it's kind of amazing that he was still skating at 33/34 to begin with. Unfortunatly something like this almost seems inevitable with the style he played and getting pounded like he often did.

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In many ways it's amazing he lasted this long. He was a 6'0, 185 pound scrawny kid who went out of way to make the Probert's, etc. of the world angry enough to want to pulverize him.

He was nuts in his younger days and it's kind of amazing that he was still skating at 33/34 to begin with. Unfortunatly something like this almost seems inevitable with the style he played and getting pounded like he often did.
Yep. Hopefully we'll be saying this after Hollwegs career is over

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Barch was a kid I was pretty familiar with from his OHL days. I really liked him in the 98 draft, though I didn't expect him to take this long to find his niche.

His big claim to fame was probably that he was mentioned in an ESPN article from 1998 after getting his teeth knocked out by Manny Malhotra in a fight.

He reminds me a lot of a bigger Nick Kypreos. Wasn't really an enforcer for his junior team, did a fair amount of scoring but wasn't going to get by with that at the pro level so he essentially had to "make" himself a fighter. If you follow his career you'll see it didn't really happen till he was 24 and running out of chances to turn himself into a player.
Krys Barch...the wanna-be Kris Beech. That's how I always viewed him

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Barney was a warrior. Tough guy who never backed down from anyone and played the game the way it should be played. Too bad Barch had to take his job. Always be a place for you here Barney
Can you picture a whole team of Banrnaby's skating around

'Always be a place for you here Barney'

You're not speaking for the whole team are you?

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