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  1. He's right, it is **n ny. **n ny to see the laughingstock Rags get knocked down a few pegs. One bright spot is that each Wolf Pack fan gets his or her own personal pretzel & peanut vendor every game. So, there's that.
  2. No, it's not. Gernander in no way at all should be up on a theoretically 4-person mountain honoring Hartford hockey. How fantastic it will be when the laughingstock Rangers, a team with unlimited **nds but only 4 Cups in a thousand years- 3 of which won when they had only 5 opponents- are kicked to the curb by Hartford.
  3. Even you must've paused before posting this. Calling Ken Gernander "Mr. Hartford Hockey" is like calling Bobby Meacham "Mr. New York Yankee". Or Jarod Saltalamacchia "Mr. Boston Red Sox".
  4. "Tons of tickets"? A ton is 2,000 lbs. If you figure an average weight of 200 lbs per fan, that's 10 people. That does seem about the right # of fans who comprise the Wolf Pack fan base.
  5. I'm not sure how else to write this so it's clear. Whatever he did or didn't do for the Rangers, he did it in an inferior, developmental league. He's not in the same stratosphere as a Kevin Dineen in Hartford. You want to toss up a plaque about him in one of the XL's rest rooms or something- cool. He does not deserve to be on a "Mt. Rushmore". Once again, the perfect word for such an action is "asinine". Imagine any hockey fan from anywhere else driving through Hartford, looking up, & seeing Howe, Francis, Samuelsson & Ken Gernander's likenesses chiseled into a mountain. Get real. They'd laugh themselves silly & say something like, "Only in Hartford". And they'd be right.
  6. You're joking right? If a neutral party created a legitimate list ranking all the players who've played in Hartford, approximately where do you think he'd rank? Many Calder Cup-winning teams have been have been filled with players who didn't make, or do much, in the NHL. The AHL is a developmental league; nothing more. Gernander wasn't even the best player on the 2000 team. Often times Calder's are won or lost simply based on the timing of call-ups. They're a feeder league for their affiliates; nothing more. Putting him up there ahead of Dineen would be asinine.
  7. Buffalo & Rochester are only an hour apart & have a very close connection. But I'll put that aside for now. I'm not against Gernander's inclusion on a Mt. Rushmore because of my dislike for the Rangers. If the Whalers had stayed, & Joe Day, Mark Greig or Blair Atcheynum had hung around for 20 years as player & coach of the Springfield Indians (or even the 'Hartford Indians' if they had played in the HCC) I wouldn't expect to see them up there over a Dineen, Liut or ect. "People have been honored for far, far less." That is true, but an award is usually proportionate to the accomplishment. Win the Stanley Cup & get your name permanently inscribed on a highly-coveted 130-year old chalice. But what Gernander did was like an 'Employee of the Month' sort of thing; & it should be accompanied by an honor similar to what a loyal Wal-Mart or Cigna employee might get after 20 years of employment. They might get an inexpensive watch or engraved plaque. Maybe a Dunkin' Donuts GC or better parking spot. They wouldn't get a statue in the foyer. I'm not trying to, or expecting to, change your mind. But (theoretically, at least) we're talking about a Mt. Rushmore. That is reserved for the best of the best. And it's the reason you don't see the image of any local D.C. aldermen chiseled into the real one.
  8. Yes, yes; we know. You're anxiously waiting & hoping this gets voted down.
  9. If that's your criteria then Skip Cunningham should be up on Hartford's Mt. Rushmore; he's been with the Whalers since 1972. A hockey "Mt. Rushmore" would be the equivalent of a local Hall of Fame. You don't skip over far more talented players to toss up a career minor-leaguer playing on development squads that almost no hockey fan knows or cares about. Jody Gage was a legendary Rochester American. Here are some of his accomplishments, quoted directly from Wikipedia: "Gage became the Amerks' all-time leader in games played (653), points (728), goals (351), and as sists (377). Gage won the Les Cunningham Award in 1987–88 after a 60-goal season (second player in league history to accomplish this feat). He was the third player in AHL history to score 1000 points, the fifth player to play 1000 AHL games, and the fifth member of the AHL's 500-goal club. Gage led Rochester to a Calder Cup in 1986–87 and back to the Calder Cup Finals in 1989–90, 1990–91, and 1992–93." He accomplished far more at the AHL level than Gernander could dream about. Do you think Buffalo would bounce any of Dominik Hasek, Gilbert Perrault, Pat Lafontaine, Pierre Turgeon, Phil Housley, Rick Martin, Alexander Mogilny, Pat LaFontaine, Rene Robert, Ryan Miller or Dave Andreychuk off their Mt. Rushmore to add Jody Gage? I'd go with no.
  10. Thank you. I appreciate civilized disagreements.
  11. Just my difference of opinion; not trolling. But I don't think leaving Gernander off a Mt. Rushmore wouldn't be ignoring him; he's just not good enough to be on it. Throw his name on a plaque or something. No player for an AHL team should supersede the NHL. To look at an actual Mt. Rushmore & see Gernander up there & not a Liut, Burke, Samuelsson, etc. would (to me speaking only for myself, at least) would seem ridiculous. Again, not trolling; just discussing.
  12. Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Paul Coffey, Ron Francis. Yeah, I know...but technically it's legit. Imagine if Emile Francis hadn't pas sed over Steve Yzerman for Sylvain Turgeon; a decade of Ronnie & Stevie Y as our Top 2 centers. Gordie Howe, Kevin Dineen, Ron Francis, Mike Liut.
  13. He's not missing the point; he's just choosing not to accept it. And while ignoring the reality of business, as you've mentioned. No business says: "Hey, awesome! We have an already-existing method of easily increasing our revenue- & with no extra effort! But...let's not."
  14. It's too bad the mall left. It was pretty cool, & unique. You could have a well-made steak, or Wendy's; Then go check out the new record albums all within a few yards.
  15. Yeah, you did. Yeah, they are. The Isles have the same # (4) of Stanley Cups in 40 fewer years, with many fewer resources. "I just will never understand the hatred for the Rangers by the people on here." Really? You don't have to agree with it, but to still not understand it is roughly the equivalent of being unable to grasp the concept of 1 + 1 = 2. However, you have given me an opportunity to use your word in a correct manner. For example: "His utter conf usion & inability to understand why people don't support things they despise gave me a good excuse to question his intellect."