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11-17-2007, 09:30 PM
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Rangers to Open '08-'09 Season in CR

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The papers havenít been signed yet, but the Rangers are all but signed, sealed and delivered to Prague to open next season with a two-game series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

And that pair of games will only comprise half of the NHLís season-opening plan for 2008-09. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators are expected to open their season with two games in Stockholm.

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11-17-2007, 09:31 PM
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very cool

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Just one less game at MSG. Stinks if you ask me.

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11-17-2007, 09:34 PM
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Just one less game at MSG. Stinks if you ask me.
Boo hoo. Having Jags' fare-well tour start in his home country is awesome.

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Boo hoo. Having Jags' fare-well tour start in his home country is awesome.
Look at what happened to the Ducks after their trip to London. It took them a month to recover. Same thing happened to the Yankees when they went to Japan. Its great publicity for the league, but an inconvenience for North American fans. It is not gonna help us win games.

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It'll be two home games for the Rangers anyway. Fans in the CR are going to be cheering for the Rangers and Jagr the whole game (as long as Jagr doesn't retire).

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11-17-2007, 09:52 PM
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This is not good news.

Send Nahville & the Blue Jackets

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11-17-2007, 09:58 PM
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Boo hoo. Having Jags' fare-well tour start in his home country is awesome.
While it may spark the crowd for those 2 wins (hopefully) and hopefully Jagr is still around... it doesn't help much.

Players lose something when they travel like that. That's overseas. Then they come back and just something isn't right..

I agree with the whole Anaheim fiesco and the Yankees fiesco.

Great publicity..and we'll probably have those two games handed to us in front of a CR crazy fanbase due to Jagr and helpers...but...after that..god knows..

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11-17-2007, 10:35 PM
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hmm, does this mean Straka will play one more year, I really hope so I like Straka. Very good underrated player.

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11-17-2007, 11:30 PM
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I'm pretty sure they get a few days off after they get back. It's not really a big deal.

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11-18-2007, 12:09 AM
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i think some people are over thinking the side affects. Anaheim was was adjusting to the post selanne and neidermeyer era. To use the euro trip as an excuse is ridiculous. they had about 3-4 days to get over what ever jet lag they had. Plus im sure with a pro-euro team it will only get the team pumped up for it.

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11-18-2007, 12:48 AM
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Wait.. we will be able to watch it won't we?

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Look at what happened to the Ducks after their trip to London. It took them a month to recover. Same thing happened to the Yankees when they went to Japan. Its great publicity for the league, but an inconvenience for North American fans. It is not gonna help us win games.
I'm pretty sure the Ducks problems went well beyond a trip to London. You know, like losing Niedermayer, Selanne, and Penner.

This is a good thing. I'm really not worried about the travel having much of a negative effect, if any at all.

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11-18-2007, 01:23 AM
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Wait.. we will be able to watch it won't we?
This year's games were on VS. So probably

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I like Straka. Very good underrated player.
I love straka. I can not wait for him to return.

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hmm, does this mean Straka will play one more year, I really hope so I like Straka. Very good underrated player.
thats not necessarily the case... should be interesting to see if he's resigned however

i actually think we're not going to have most of our czechs next year.

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11-18-2007, 07:41 AM
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I'm pretty sure the Ducks problems went well beyond a trip to London. You know, like losing Niedermayer, Selanne, and Penner.

This is a good thing. I'm really not worried about the travel having much of a negative effect, if any at all.
... and guys like Giguere & PŚhlsson to injuries.

Making a trip overseas is perhaps a little tough, but come on, they're elite athletes. European players have done this numerous times to get into international hockey tournaments. North American players have jumped on a plane and played a game in their new team the same evening. It's definitely doable, it's not like they're making a trip to Mars or something. Also, the time difference is only 6 hours for eastern teams, it was 9 for LA and Anaheim, which is tougher.

Besides, some of the Rangers players will probably appreciate seeing another country, which Jagr, Straka and Prucha can help them with. Czech beer is excellent you know [insert cruel joke about Ozo here].

Almost so I have to take a trip to Prague to see the games.


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11-18-2007, 07:51 AM
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the Rangers coming over to Europe should be something to make me happy, but to be honest, I can't say I am happy with the idea!

Pre season games, that'd be ok, just not so sure about actual league games.

I went to both Ducks and LA Kings games in london this season. They where ok, good fun weekend, but probably the poorest NHL games I've actually seen in person! Not sure what benefit teams get from travelling so far just to play 2 games in 2 days.

Having said this, I will of course go if this actually happens

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11-18-2007, 07:54 AM
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this is not good, teams dont adjust well to the time when getting back.

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If it happens, it is one less game against Tampa I will have to sell.

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Great idea...having been to Europe many times, I know that if you handle it correctly, the time lag is really of little consequence. Many of the guys, whether from Europe or not, have played in international tournaments, Olympics, etc. They'll be fine. Europe is integral to the long range growth of the NHL and I have little doubt that in the next 25 years or so, we'll see the NHL expand there in one form or another.

And just think of it this way: the NHL season will be starting a week or so later next year and by the beginning of October most of us will be dying to see real hockey. The Europe games will probable take place before the schedule begins for the rest of the NHL teams (as it did with the games in London this year), so we'll have hockey earlier.

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11-18-2007, 08:35 AM
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this is not good, teams dont adjust well to the time when getting back.
Who cares? it's not any worse than players partaking in the olympics, or players spending summer in their native country and coming over just a few days prior to training camp. and at least this trip is to start the season. just hopefully the schedule will be kinder than it was to the ducks.

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I just wanna know how I get compensated for a game I dont get to go to.

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Damn it, screw this. I am studying in Prague this semester...missed them by a year!

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It's a cool idea. As it was mentioned, it will basically be a Rangers home game and I'm sure there will be almost a week between when the season begins back here, so I don't think that will be that much of a problem.

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