Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rangers – Comings and Goings

When you look at the Rangers off season moves it may look a little jaded in the fact that more have left and few have replaced. Gone are Pouliot, Stralman, Boyle, Dorsett and Richards. New are Dan Boyle, some tough guy named Tanner Glass and a few players that seem to fit in well in Hartford.

Don't sweat it. Stralman may be a loss but a healthy Dan Boyle will more than make up for it. Brian Boyle and Dorsett leave the fourth line but Dominic Moore is signed, Dan Cartcillo could fill in and who knows what this Tanner Glass will bring. Richards was destined for somewhere else and Pouliot was the ultimate enigma, either strong offensively or stupid defensively. $4 mil per seems like an awful lot of money for Pouliot, but good luck with it and enjoy.

Arbitration wise the Rangers have to close the deals on Brassard, Zuccarello, Kreider and John Moore, all crucial to the Rangers success. Rememberr, that a young, eager JT Miller is ready to sprout his wings this year and young Swede, Oscar Lindberg could be a big surprise. So I am optimistic that the Rangers led by Henrik Lundqvist will do quite well this year and make another run for the Cup.


Number two son, aided by his friends will host the Fourth Annual Cocktails With A Cause on Tuesday July 15th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the STK Rooftop Downtown in Manhattan. The fundraiser is to support cancer treatment programs at St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children in Queens. In its first three years the program has raised more than $600,000 for St. Mary's Hospital for Children.

The event will feature celebrity guest appearances by actor Steve Baldwin, former Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether and ABC 7 Eyewitness News entertainer reporter Sandy Kenyon. Also noted brain specialist, Philip DeFina, the founder, chief executive officer and chief scientific officer of the International Brain Research Foundation Inc, will deliver the evenings keynote address which will focus on brain injuries.

Tickets are $200 for the event which includes open bar, food and a DJ and a chance to bid on a variety of prizes. $175 of the fee is tax deductible. If you are in the area, try to make it. If you can't make it and wish to support it, any donation, none too small will be appreciated.

Send whatever you can, nothing too small to:

Gail Fass
Director, Income Development
St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children
S. Dakota Drive, Suite 200
New Hyde Park, NY 11042

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