Archive for January 14th, 2009


Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
Mets Rumors & News

Now that Derek Lowe has signed with the Braves (and no, the Mets didn’t “lose out” on him, they just smartly refused to go to four years and/or $60 million), what do the Mets do? What they should do is sign Ben Sheets and Oliver Perez. When Sheets takes the mound, you know what you’re going to get – you just don’t know if or when he’ll actually take the mound. You know Perez will take the mound (he’s been pretty healthy in his time with the Mets), you just don’t know what you’re going to get. So instead of just one, why not sign both?

Who else is out there? Randy Wolf? John Garland? Freddy Garcia? The Mets already signed Tim Redding, so they don’t need those guys. John Maine has trouble staying healthy, Johan Santana’s coming off surgery, Perez is a wild card and Sheets has his problems. So go for depth. If Ollie’s your fifth starter, that’s a pretty damn good rotation. Redding has already …

Hot Stove NY Rangers Goalie Quiz Answers

Rangers Rumors & News

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.

1. Mike Richter has 301 career wins.

2. Gump Worsley has the most career losses for the Rangers, with 271.

3. The Rangers have won the Vezina Trophy only three times: in 1939-40 by Dave Kerr, in 1970-71 by Eddie Giacomin and Gilles Villemure and in 1985-86 by John Vanbiesbrouck.

4. The single-season Rangers record for games played is 72, held by Richter (1997-98) and Henrik Lundqvist (2007-08).

5. Eddie Giacomin has the most career shutouts, with 49.

6. The last Ranger goalie to wear #35 before Richter was Bob Froese in 1988.

7. Former Rangers coach, GM and goalie Emile Francis was the first goalie to ever wear a baseball-style glove.

8. Mike Richter holds the single-season Rangers record for wins, with 42 in 1993-94.

9. In the 1928 Stanley Cup finals, Rangers coach Lester Patrick put himself in the nets due to an eye injury to starter Lorne Chabot. Patrick let in only one goal, and the Rangers won the game in overtime and went on …

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