Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by bobbop, Jun 1, 2018.
Of course. That's part of what made Boyle's tantrum so stupid.
Hope Torts has cleared his calendar!!!
Hi-larry-ious in a way. All the grief he got from Torts--and that rant by Boyle and he kept on going. In a lot of ways I thought Torts was a good coach but his post game press conferences got old for me pretty quick. All the bullying and silencing etc. was garbage. I'm not commenting on Dan Boyle's entire career--it was a very, very good one but his two years here---he was awful. Brooks just said what a lot of Rangers fans were already thinking and didn't have the opportunity to say. I'd rather have a reporter telling me what's really going on rather than toeing the company line.
We give Brooksie a lot of ****, but there’s no denying he’s a world class writer. I’m starting to realize that I need to appreciate how good I have it as a Rangers fan with Sam/Joe, Dave Maloney, and Brooksie. We’re blessed to have some of the best surrounding our organization
That summarizes his tenure here
Boyle was a mistake from day one, management deserved the expletives and the criticism, yet here we are talking about who was right the pawn or the pawn....
As for Larry, was never the same when he came back from working with the Devils organization.
I thought the whole Boyle thing was related to issues he was having off the ice (family matter or something) and Brooks didn't pull punches in his writing about Boyle, which pissed him off.
Anyway... comments in a thread about a man getting into the HHOF and him NOT being respected is laughable.
Rarely agree with his opinions, but he's not a coach and he's not a GM. His job is to be a journalist, and he's good at that job. Congrats.
I still say Boyle had every right to tell him off, but that's irrelevant to his nomination.
I wouldn't have thought he has the qualifications.
Then again, I'm far more restrictive about HOF entry across all sports. It's too inclusive, IMO.
Well, they have a builders section, a writers section. It's more than just players
Well, he is on the Hof as a reporter, obviously he has respect around the league.
Dude makes the HHOF but he’s not respected around the league. Holy crap are you off. Dan Boyle as a Ranger was a POS. Stole money and was a *****ebag. Are you serious with your post?
How do you feel about Yandle?
Asking for a friend.
The Torts War was an all-timer. Will cherish that forever.
Larry's face turn in the past year has been pretty cool though.
Your friend is a masochist.
What would you establish as the minimum qualifications for induction into the journalists' wing of the HHOF?
Congrats to Larry. He is one of the few writers, let alone NYR writers that I go out of my way to read. Don't agree with every take, but he is great at weaving a tale for sure.
Larry should be in the following Halls of Fame:
1)Hack Hall Of Fame
2)Lou Lamarello Fans Hall of Fame
Boyle stole money? Hahahahahahahaha. He was offered 9 million for 2 years. Should he have turned it down? Boyle wasn't a *****ebag. He was over the hill as a player, but he didn't deserve the hate he got. Drury went through the same as a player. He was called a "thief" for accepting the contract he was offered. It's ridiculous.
Brooks isn't respected by players. This is a known fact. In general, he isn't a popular person. Yes, he's good at his job, but he's not likable.
I don't even have to ask if you're serious because unfortunately it's painfully obvious you are dead serious with your post. #nopuckingclue
Brooks had written some articles in Boyle's second season after Boyle had been scratched numerous times explaining exactly why those scratches were happening. It's been a while but as I remember it AV wanted Dan to move the puck quickly up the ice for his fast break offense and not play around with it and/or go for skates with it and Dan just refused to do what he was told to do and that he would pout when he was scratched as in 'Why is this guy playing and not me'. That guy by the way sometimes was Dylan McIlrath who didn't play a whole lot either but there were streaks where he did and Boyle sat. Whether you like Dylan or not--he wasn't a complainer. At least that was part of it and IMO those articles that Brooks wrote are what Dan Boyle went ballistic over at the end of the year. Sucks to be him--play better--do what they **** you're told--figure out what it is that the rest of the team is doing and shut the **** up. IMO Dan Boyle as a Ranger was a **** teammate.
Boyle's offensive numbers with us pretty much sucked and he was a liability defensively. He also took lots of reckless chances that led to opposition goals. I always got this sense of entitlement from him. He wasn't nearly worth his cap hit and IMO I was glad to see the back of him.
Look, Larry can be an easy guy to disagree with.
But I don’t know if fans on here truly understand that his coverage is as respected as any reporter outside of Canada.
Yeah, there are times you want him to pick a hand. But you still read him. And to some extent, that’s the point.
You should be in the double-posting Hall of Fame.
The only worthwhile legit reporter that covers us. Don't always agree with him, but cannot deny his resume.