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Name: Erin Linney
Location: Charlotte, NC
ZIP: 28210
Gender: Female
Social Media Account: NYRBeeker (AIM)
Member since: April 19, 2006
Last visit: October 12, 2007

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Sports Bio

I am obsessed with the NHL and more importantly THE New York Rangers!!! I was raised as a Ranger fan and will carry on the tradition if I have kids. I try and convert everyone into hockey fans and then into Ranger fans. I have had season tickets for as long as i can remember. Some favorite games I have attended were when matteau scored in OT against the hated devils to send the Rangers to the cup finals. I was there when they won the cup and at Gretz's last game. In 97 when the boys got sweept by the Flyers i was lucky enough to score Matteau's stick at the end of the game. I still have it.

Growing up I played goalie and to this day think the sun rises and sets with Mike Richter. He has been my idol and my inspiration through my years of playing, and continued to impress me off the ice as well.

Aside from hockey, I love the J-E-T-S JETS, JETS, JETS!!! and the Yankees. I have been fortunate enough to go to quite a few world series games and superbowls.

Basically i am obsessed with sports, stats, trends, and excitement.

Recent Comments

Curtis Martin Retires.

Here is a perfect example of a guy being a better man than a football player. Never arrested, never beat his girlfriend, or held out over money...he even took a pay cut to keep the jets under cap. I've watched him forever and think he has alot to do with my love for the J-E-T-S...I won't say goodbye to Curtis but i will say good luck.

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 01:25 PM on July 26, 2007

Messier leads new class into Hockey Hall

As a lifer Ranger fan, Messier seems like an obvious choice...He is the only player to win the cup twice as a captain. I was at game 7 in MSG back in 94, and Messier lifted the cup and a franchise. He is an integral reason of why I became a die-hard, obsessed, crazed, devout hockey fan...and more importantly Ranger fan. (keep in mind I was 12 in 94) I don't think he is ready to compete to be my GM, but June 14 will live forever in my mind and my heart. What he did for the NY, the fans, and the nhl is sheer poetry. Until I see the blueshirts lift the cup again, he will always be my captain.

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 06:10 PM on June 28, 2007

"What's up with the Cup?"

Great article indeed. Thanks! Rumor was in 1940 the Rangers burned the lease to MSG in the cup bringing on the 54 year drought and curse. Thank God we were able to break the curse in 94...let's hope we get it back soon!

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 01:06 PM on June 05, 2007

Denial of Death

Although i have heard the story before, it still makes my eyes well up. This was a eloquently written tale that should not be forgotten. Its interesting how big time guys in the NHL are linked to this tragedy...sakic and lindy ruff.

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 10:17 PM on April 09, 2007

No. 35 considers running for congress

Richter will be the only democrate that I would ever even think to vote for. Having met him and had the oppertunity to learn from him, i can tell you that he is a better man than a hockey player. Being said, I would consider him to be the best American goalie to ever play the game. When I was growing up he was the goalie that i wanted to play like. I was able to watch him intensely at msg as a youth, and cried when his jersey was retired. I wish him the best in all his endeavors and i know the yale sqaud will miss him when he graduates.

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 03:55 PM on March 05, 2007

The "old NHL" lives on.

I love this time of year when the games really start to mean something. GOd help my Rangers...if the fighting can bring more fans to the game, i'm totally cool with it.

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 03:18 PM on February 23, 2007

Constructive Criticism

Sadly enough that is a hell of an article. I have been envolved with hockey since I was 5 years old. There is nothing that I love more than the smell of the ice and the sounds of the game. Since moving down south I have realized many facts about the NHL and hockey in general. People dont care. Why not shell out some money and put hockey on a real channel that people can watch, rather than the outdoor network. Where are the marketing genuises that have catapuled the NFL and MLB into profitable enterprises. Bring me Mark Cuban, because at the very least he has the ability to creatively think. Cuban buying the Penguins may be the best thing to happen to the NHL in years. We need passionate owners not crooks like the adelphia brothers. Gary Bettman has got to go. He is so complacent and unable to effect the game positively. Instead of collecting money, why not invest that into earning new fans. I feel very strongly that if someone were to attend a game with an educated fan, there is nothing not to love. Hockey is a very expensive sport to play. Between the ice time, the travel (thanks mom and dad) and the equipment, it is an investment. You can't go to a free field and throw a ball around. Why not have NHL teams get involved with teaching kids the sport, having equipment swap events before games, and take an active role in cultivating new fans. As a former goaltender, I think making the nets bigger is a travesty! All that will do is destroy hockey history and make the incredible records set null and void. I think that it would be beneficial to make all the rinks olympic size. Although you would have to forfit seats (and therefore money) you would really be able to see guys wheel and deal, make things happen, most likely increase scoreing, and keep the speed of the game up. Watching Jagr with the puck during a 4-4 is spectacular. A larger ice surface would allow those moments to happen all the time. I may sound like i am anti-new NHL but that is the furthest from the case. I am a lifelong NY Ranger fan. I bought the center ice pkg so that i can watch my beloved team. I try and get my friends into it (i feel like i am the NHL's own grass roots campaign) but I need help from the guys at the top. Stop messing with the nets, the obstruction calls, and shrinking the goalies pads. Let then game be and start putting some effort into your job (and im mean you Bettman)!

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 12:52 PM on January 23, 2007

NHL Sticks: Now With 50% More Curve!

"Actually, I don't remember anyone calling for a stick measurement in the shootout before" Down in Atlanta in March Jagr was called for an illegal curve. He was removed and the Rangers lost by 1 goal

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 01:46 PM on September 15, 2006

NHL Sticks: Now With 50% More Curve!

I realize that higher scoring is a catalyst that is bringing more fans to the games, but who is on the goalie's side. First they decrease our pads, limit us to a trapazoid, and now they are going to increase the curve. Being that most goals are scored on the ice I don't know how the curve increase will help percentage wise. Most goalies stop 80-85% of the shots above the waist. It will def make the shootouts more interesting. Maybe now Jagr won't be called for the illegal stick he has been using forever, causing him to be constantly challenged by the opposition. (yes i am a goalie and a huge ranger fan) What are they going to do next make goalies play without a stick? In regard to diving...good thing ulf samulsson is no longer in the league. :)

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 01:44 PM on September 15, 2006

The Islanders have officially gone batshit.

Well that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Since, of course, their first dumbest move when they fired Neil Smith for G. Snow. Who does that?! Unless Wang is printing $ in the basement on the collesium, this is so foolish. I was ok with Yashin's 10 year deal...kinda...but to sign a goalie for that long is un real...i can't even find the words to express how stupid, foolish, and wasteful this deal is. This is a fireable offense. Nothing against Di Pietro...but we are not talking about Patrick Roy or Brodeur in thier prime. Hey I played Div 1 college hockey, maybe they need another manager with no expeirence that they can throw buckets of money at.

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 12:54 PM on September 12, 2006

Report: Stars to sign Lindros

HAHAHA!!! Glad the stars have learned nothing over the past 10 seasons!! Hopefully his poison will not destroy another team.

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 06:57 AM on July 17, 2006

The results are in

I was actually suprised that Thorton won...maybe I should preface that by saying that I am a lifer Ranger fan. I thought that it would be difficult for a west coaster to win mvp, due to lack of media coverage on the east coast. Jagr lost because of goals. I will say that he was the mvp of the rangers and was the catalyst to their sucess this past season. I also give Renny alot of credit for keeping egos in line and finally making a ranger team click and work together. He desserves alot of credit for that and may be the last coach in the past 10 years that got the rangers to play as a team.

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 09:28 AM on June 23, 2006

Carolina Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup in Game 7

JD is awesome..it took balls to wear 00 in the garden. The only thing that i am going to fault carolina fans about is the fact that i never heard "we want the cup". In 94 I was at the garden to see the Ranger win, and the we want the cup chanting was so loud you could not hear the end of the star spangled banner. I guess ranger history made the fans more rabid. It was a great season, a great playoffs and a great cup finals. I look forward to the fall and many more great matchups. Hopefully the excitement of this series will turn some people into hockey believers!

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 08:11 AM on June 20, 2006

Rollie the goalie has an owie

WOW. Talk about a worst case situation. The only reason Edmonton has gotten this far is because of rollie. It really is sad that he could take his team this far and then be injured. I was really on the fence on who I wanted to win the cup this year. I love love love mactavish from his days as a ranger (94) and was totally pulling for a canadian team to win the cup. It would be great for the nhl and for canada. However I also have a soft spot for guys like weight, brind'amour, and wellsley who play so hard everynight and have waited sooo long for the cup. Its too bad weight had to leave edmonton to win a cup. (not that the series is over, but now it is carolina's to lose). If there is a bright side....edmonton has a relatively young team and should look at this as a set back in an otherwise remarkable playoff run. As a goalie who's career was ended by a hit similar to Rollie's I cringed when he slammed into the post. It's definatly his MCL...(same thing happend to me). He'll be back, but it just sucks! Conklin needs to remember that he has a great defense in front of him. He needs to let them do their job and stay in the F-ing NET!!!

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 11:58 AM on June 06, 2006

And the nominees are...

Calder: Ovechkin Selke: Brind'amour Hart: Jagr Adams: Renny Norris: Lidstrom Lady Bing: Ulf Samuelsson (ha!) Pearson: Jagr Vezina: Lundqvist (rangers would have sucked without him!!)

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 02:42 PM on May 04, 2006