He's the ONLY hockey aficionado in NY Sports talk. He's not the most knowledgeable, but he is by far the most knowledgeable in the NY sports talk ring. He's a season ticket holder and loves the Rangers.
No. His family lives in CT the whole season. If I had a choice between raising my kids in Tampa vs Greenwich, I'd choose Greenwich every time. Standard of living, crime, and education.
It's not unusal for men to care about their families and wanting to be close to them. This is what will drive the trade, not the Olympic snub. Remember Pronger asked for a trade because of family reasons.
Places like San Jose, Nashville, Carolina, St. Louis offer players similar options to CT or Long Island. Bergen county in NJ too.
Plus, I don't think Strawberry and Gooden are driving around **** in Greenwich.
we know it makes absolutely no sense, but it appears that Boomer is pointing at MSL
Yeah, I don't think anyone is trying to infer that this would make sense from a value-for-Tampa standpoint - even if you add a pick, even if St. Louis is promising to do everything short of go on strike if he stays, there are other teams in the league.
The only way you can theorycraft it into something halfway logical is if he wants out that badly and his ties to Richards and the area mean he only wants to wear a Rangers sweater. That sounds wonderful, I hope more great players can't imagine themselves anywhere else but MSG, but it's a bit of a perfect storm and we wouldn't be talking about it if not for it adding up with the Encyclopedia Brown stuff.
If he didn't, key here. I think that is all more than obvious. However, given all the clues, who do YOU think it would be that fits everything he said, IS available without an X factor, and makes sense for both teams? I'll be waiting.
Oh wait, your theory is his Twitter account is hacked. Occam's Razor.
I don't know why I should have a theory. I'm not a professional analyst. I don't know why it's more commendable to join the MSL herd than sitting it out on the sidelines and waiting to see what actually happens. I don't see a reason to get psyched about MSL when I think it's probably not happening. Future HOFer still playing at an amazing level for good 3rd liner as a rental. Family or not and even if he only requested a trade to NY, I doubt TB will get screwed like that. They'd get more. Maybe Cally were signed, but Boomer says he won't be. They're trading arguably the best player in their history that is playing at a very top level in the middle of a contending season for a 3rd liner for a few months. I'm sorry even if MSL asked to be traded to the Rangers and the Rangers only, why would Yzerman want to get bent over backwards like that. Does Yzerman like MSL more than his own legacy as a GM. If I were a TB fan and Stevie Y did that trade I'd riot outside of their arena.