X cite herbal viagra for woman This edition of Ranger Ramblings represents my first blog entry since the June 2015 NHL Draft articles. X cite herbal viagra for woman I am writing this entry with a heavy heart as it is dedicated to and in memory of the Rangers most diehard fan, x cite herbal viagra for woman my most ardent supporter and the love of life – my wife Roe who passed away in May 2016. X cite herbal viagra for woman I want to take this opportunity to not only share Roe’s Rangers stories with you, x cite herbal viagra for woman but also explain my long absence from blogging.

X cite herbal viagra for woman It is no coincidence that my first blog in well over a year was posted on November 20 because it marks the six month anniversary of Roe’s passing. X cite herbal viagra for woman The anniversary theme kind of fits given that the Rangers are celebrating their 90th anniversary and Ranger Ramblings first appeared some 20 years ago (more on that later).

X cite herbal viagra for woman In mid-October 2015, x cite herbal viagra for woman I found myself with an unexpected vacation courtesy of an eight-day stay in the hospital. X cite herbal viagra for woman While not immediately life-threatening, x cite herbal viagra for woman it was enough to knock for me a bit of a loop for a few weeks. X cite herbal viagra for woman Combine that with the New York Mets run to the World Series and you can see why I was a little slow out of the gate in terms of blogging about the Rangers.

X cite herbal viagra for woman As time flew by, x cite herbal viagra for woman I just never seemed to get back on the writing track as the 2015-2016 NHL season progressed. X cite herbal viagra for woman I had many starts and stops before deciding I would try to get back in the saddle in time for the playoffs. X cite herbal viagra for woman Obviously, x cite herbal viagra for woman that never materialized as the Rangers quick exit never gave me a chance to even warm up my keyboard.

X cite herbal viagra for woman It was at that point that I figured that my love for the NHL Draft would be the thing that would get me to put pen to paper, x cite herbal viagra for woman so to speak, x cite herbal viagra for woman and end my writing “sabbatical”.

X cite herbal viagra for woman After celebrating my 30-year anniversary working at Iona College – a feat that Roe was prouder of than I was – my world came crashing down when she got sick on the evening of April 28 – only eight days after the aforementioned work celebration.

X cite herbal viagra for woman The details of what happened aren’t that important and, x cite herbal viagra for woman to be honest, x cite herbal viagra for woman are still a bit raw to this date – even though I have repeated the story many times since. X cite herbal viagra for woman Suffice it to say, x cite herbal viagra for woman three weeks later Roe was gone and my life permanently changed.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Now that I have given everyone the Reader’s Digest version of why I have been away for so long, x cite herbal viagra for woman I want to get much happier talk about Roe and her boys – the New York Rangers.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Roe and I met online in September 2003 – yes online dating does pay off. X cite herbal viagra for woman One of the first stories she told me was when her family would decorate the Christmas tree there would always be a Rangers game on the television.

X cite herbal viagra for woman While she was a Rangers fan before meeting me, x cite herbal viagra for woman Roe would attain diehard status after we started dating. X cite herbal viagra for woman Honestly, x cite herbal viagra for woman she never stood a chance in terms of loving the Rangers. X cite herbal viagra for woman She was quite proud to say that she “wasn’t a hockey fan, x cite herbal viagra for woman I am a Rangers fan.”

X cite herbal viagra for woman Little by little her Rangers fandom would grow. X cite herbal viagra for woman She started asking more and more questions about the game and Roe started learning the nuances of the game. X cite herbal viagra for woman

X cite herbal viagra for woman One of her biggest questions, x cite herbal viagra for woman and one that I could never properly answer, x cite herbal viagra for woman was why the team seemed to have so many problems in the second periods of games. X cite herbal viagra for woman The only answer I could provide was the idea of the long change being a possible answer. X cite herbal viagra for woman She often reminded me that their opponents faced the same dilemma. X cite herbal viagra for woman My final response would always be “because they are the Rangers”.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Of course, x cite herbal viagra for woman the Blueshirts have managed to correct that problem this year. X cite herbal viagra for woman Could they be getting a little intervention from above? Who knows, x cite herbal viagra for woman but I’d like to think that she looking down on her boys. X cite herbal viagra for woman It might also explain the offensive ‘explosion” we have seen from Dan Girardi at the start of the season. X cite herbal viagra for woman She would always get upset when I would let her know that the fans on Rick Carpiniello’s Rangers Report Blog (more on that later, x cite herbal viagra for woman too) would be getting on her “DANNY!”

X cite herbal viagra for woman Girardi was one of a handful of Roe’s Rangers favorites. X cite herbal viagra for woman Henrik Lundqvist was at the top of the list and his jersey is one of two that I bought for Roe over the years. X cite herbal viagra for woman The other is one that she stopped wearing in March 2014.

X cite herbal viagra for woman She was a big Ryan Callahan fan until he was dealt to Tampa Bay. X cite herbal viagra for woman She couldn’t understand why he was traded until I explained all of the free agency/salary cap machinations. X cite herbal viagra for woman In time she came to understand and adopted the Rangers Report nickname of “Tax Free” for Cally.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Another favorite of hers was Mats Zuccarello. X cite herbal viagra for woman It was Roe who helped me coin the nickname that I still use for him today – LINK (Little Italian Norwegian Kid).

X cite herbal viagra for woman As I mentioned that Roe became a DIEHARD Rangers fan after meeting me. X cite herbal viagra for woman I think I can even pinpoint the exact day that became official. X cite herbal viagra for woman It was May 4, x cite herbal viagra for woman 2007 when the Buffalo Sabres beat the Rangers in Game 5 in overtime. X cite herbal viagra for woman That was the game when Chris Drury tied the game with about eight seconds left in regulation and then Maxim Afinogenov won it about four and a half minutes into overtime with a power play goal. X cite herbal viagra for woman

X cite herbal viagra for woman As soon as the Sabres scored, x cite herbal viagra for woman Roe got up from her chair in the living room and went straight into the bedroom without saying a word to me. X cite herbal viagra for woman It was then that I knew she was one of us.

X cite herbal viagra for woman As far as I am concerned, x cite herbal viagra for woman her special place in Rangers fan history was set during the Rangers Eastern Quarterfinals matchup against the Ottawa Senators in 2012. X cite herbal viagra for woman That was the series that saw Carl Hagelin get suspended for three games for his hit on Daniel Alfredsson in Game 2.

X cite herbal viagra for woman That was also the series where Brian Boyle got concussed on a cheap shot from Chris Neil in Game 5. X cite herbal viagra for woman Then NHL dean of discipline Brendan Shanahan decided not to suspend Neil for the hit.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Shanny was Roe’s first favorite Ranger. X cite herbal viagra for woman So much so that one of the first Rangers items I gave to her was a Shanahan tee shirt.
Roe earned her stripes as a Hall of Fame Rangers fan after finding out that Shanahan was not suspending Neil after previously suspending Hagelin.

X cite herbal viagra for woman She calmly took out a pair of scissors and methodically began cutting that shirt to shreds. X cite herbal viagra for woman I must say that I was amazed at how coolly and calmly she cut that shirt up with the precision of a surgeon. X cite herbal viagra for woman Needless to say, x cite herbal viagra for woman I slept with one eye open (gripping my pillow tight) that night ?
The only thing she did not cut to shreds was the Rangers wordmark on the front of the shirt because she was keeping that. X cite herbal viagra for woman An interesting story so far, x cite herbal viagra for woman eh? Well, x cite herbal viagra for woman it is not over.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Roe was not content with dismantling the shirt. X cite herbal viagra for woman She had a higher method to her madness. X cite herbal viagra for woman She sat down and wrote a letter to Brendan Shanahan expressing her displeasure over his actions and told him that she was sending him the shreds of his shirt. X cite herbal viagra for woman She made sure to explain that she was not including the Rangers wordmark because “he did not deserve to wear the Rangers name”.

X cite herbal viagra for woman She made me get his address at the NHL offices and packaged everything up. X cite herbal viagra for woman I would love to be able to say that she mailed the package, x cite herbal viagra for woman but cooler heads prevailed and she did not. X cite herbal viagra for woman I will let you know that package sat waiting to be mailed for a couple of months before she ended up throwing it out.

X cite herbal viagra for woman In retrospect, x cite herbal viagra for woman I really wish we did mail it just see what, x cite herbal viagra for woman if any, x cite herbal viagra for woman response she would have received. X cite herbal viagra for woman Part of me regrets it because we might have been able to score free Rangers tickets and perhaps a meeting with Shanahan. X cite herbal viagra for woman

X cite herbal viagra for woman Oh, x cite herbal viagra for woman one final addendum to that story. X cite herbal viagra for woman When Roe finished packing the tee shirt shreds, x cite herbal viagra for woman she placed the Rangers wordmark on the end table near her recliner. X cite herbal viagra for woman I am happy to report that it has been there ever since and it will always remain there.

X cite herbal viagra for woman That 2012 playoff season provided us with the biggest Rangers thrill we shared as a couple. X cite herbal viagra for woman While the Stanley Cup Final run was special, x cite herbal viagra for woman Game 1 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Final marked the first and only playoff game Roe ever attended. X cite herbal viagra for woman If you forgot that game, x cite herbal viagra for woman allow me to refresh your memory. X cite herbal viagra for woman Henrik Lundqvist shut out Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils 3-0.

X cite herbal viagra for woman It was poetic justice that night because Marty was one the players that Roe loved to hate. X cite herbal viagra for woman Uncle Daddy (she got a big kick out that when I explained it to her) rivaled only Sidney Crosby when it came to her dislike for Rangers opponents.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Speaking of Marty and the Devils, x cite herbal viagra for woman Roe and I went to one of those viewing parties at Foxwoods to watch the Rangers play the Devils – a game the Blueshirts would win. X cite herbal viagra for woman Among the Rangers legends were my all-time favorite Eddie Giacomin and one of Roe’s all-time favorites Adam Graves.

X cite herbal viagra for woman We saw Giacomin before the event and I called out “Eddie” and went over and talked to him for a few minutes. X cite herbal viagra for woman Roe was surprised that I would just go over to him and talk to him as if we had known each other for years.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Later in the evening Roe and hoped to get a picture with Graves. X cite herbal viagra for woman She thought she had him lined up, x cite herbal viagra for woman but he ended up going to a private area to spend time with an elderly gentleman.

X cite herbal viagra for woman After a few minutes he came out and one the young women working for Foxwoods was escorting him somewhere. X cite herbal viagra for woman I told Roe we should go and get the picture. X cite herbal viagra for woman Believe it or not, x cite herbal viagra for woman Roe was shy and didn’t want to do it. X cite herbal viagra for woman For her family and friends, x cite herbal viagra for woman yes Roe was too shy to go over and ask for a picture.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Anyway, x cite herbal viagra for woman I call out to Adam and ask if he would take a picture with my wife. X cite herbal viagra for woman Of course, x cite herbal viagra for woman he agreed and the young women also ended up taking a picture of three of us.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Okay, x cite herbal viagra for woman you are wondering what the big deal is. X cite herbal viagra for woman Well, x cite herbal viagra for woman the kicker was that she was so nervous that she kept referring to him as “Mr. X cite herbal viagra for woman Graves”. X cite herbal viagra for woman Mind you, x cite herbal viagra for woman Roe had a couple of years on him. X cite herbal viagra for woman Needless to say, x cite herbal viagra for woman we shared many laughs afterwards whenever I would mention “Mr. X cite herbal viagra for woman Graves”.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Allow me one more Rangers story in Roe’s memory. X cite herbal viagra for woman While I indoctrinated Roe into diehard Rangers fandom, x cite herbal viagra for woman she opened my horizons it terms of watching new TV shows. X cite herbal viagra for woman One such show was “Third Watch”. X cite herbal viagra for woman One of the characters on that show was Officer Maurice “Bosco” Boscorelli, x cite herbal viagra for woman portrayed by Jason Wiles – a character that often found himself getting in trouble for going over the line.

X cite herbal viagra for woman If you are familiar with Jason Wiles you will realize that he bears a resemblance to Rangers bad boy Sean Avery. X cite herbal viagra for woman It was not too much of a stretch to see that Avery soon became “Bosco” in our household.

X cite herbal viagra for woman To make a short story long, x cite herbal viagra for woman we have two female cats – Vinnie and Frankie. X cite herbal viagra for woman Yes, x cite herbal viagra for woman that is what happens when you pick out the names before you get the cats.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Anyway, x cite herbal viagra for woman Vinnie (Vincenza) was almost four-years-old when we got Frankie (Francesca) as a kitten. X cite herbal viagra for woman As you might imagine, x cite herbal viagra for woman they had some tussles during the first few weeks. X cite herbal viagra for woman Once Frankie got her bearings she managed to learn how to “torture” her sister. X cite herbal viagra for woman

X cite herbal viagra for woman After one such session, x cite herbal viagra for woman I remarked that Frankie was acting like Sean Avery and presto, x cite herbal viagra for woman Frankie’s nickname of Bosco was born.

X cite herbal viagra for woman I must admit that I kept putting off writing this article because I didn’t think I could do it without drowning my keyboard in tears. X cite herbal viagra for woman While my eyes did get misty, x cite herbal viagra for woman it was not as bad as I anticipated. X cite herbal viagra for woman It gave me a chance to reflect on some of the good times that Roe and I had. X cite herbal viagra for woman For that I am thankful that I had her in my life – even though the time was waaay too short.

X cite herbal viagra for woman I am also thankful for all of you who had to put up with reminiscing and for putting up with my 17 month absence. X cite herbal viagra for woman I do promise to try and get back to writing. X cite herbal viagra for woman I want to thank you for allowing me this insight into my life. X cite herbal viagra for woman I am hoping that it will help provide me some form of closure, x cite herbal viagra for woman even though there will always be a hole in my heart.

X cite herbal viagra for woman I am still fighting the doubts of whether Rangers hockey will ever mean the same to me again without my “linemate” being around. X cite herbal viagra for woman I know she is staring down at me and giving me that look only a wife can give her husband, x cite herbal viagra for woman but there is still something missing in terms of enjoying the Rangers.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Thankfully, x cite herbal viagra for woman the Blueshirts are providing me with some happier times. X cite herbal viagra for woman Whether it lasts or not remains to be seen. X cite herbal viagra for woman But if along the way, x cite herbal viagra for woman the Rangers get some “unexpected” breaks along the way this season – a post here and a lucky bounce there, x cite herbal viagra for woman we will know it will be because they have an angel on their right shoulder keeping an eye for them.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Before I close, x cite herbal viagra for woman I want to get back to a pair of items I mentioned previously.

X cite herbal viagra for woman This year marks the 20th anniversary of Ranger Ramblings, x cite herbal viagra for woman which began at Allsports.com before moving to NY Sport Day’s site. X cite herbal viagra for woman After using some of the skills I have acquired during my 30+ years working in a library, x cite herbal viagra for woman I found that very ORIGINAL EDITION of Ranger Ramblings.

X cite herbal viagra for woman I also mentioned Rick Carpiniello’s Rangers Report Blog that was housed on the Journal News web site. X cite herbal viagra for woman As most, x cite herbal viagra for woman if not all, x cite herbal viagra for woman of you know Carp was fired as part of housecleaning/money purge at the Journal News. X cite herbal viagra for woman I won’t comment any further because I don’t want to give that “newspaper” the time of day.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Anyway, x cite herbal viagra for woman one of his loyal readers started up a web site to continue Carp’s legacy and Rangers talk. X cite herbal viagra for woman I invite everyone to go to Rangers Report 2.0 – it is a place where we have serious (and sometimes not so serious) discussions on the Rangers and hockey.

Roe and Mr. X cite herbal viagra for woman Graves

Roe and Mr. X cite herbal viagra for woman Graves

Roe with "Ryan Callahan"

Roe with “Ryan Callahan”

Roe showing that she is a Ranger

Roe showing that she is a Ranger

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