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Joe Fortunato

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Joe Fortunato has been with SBNation since April 2009. He is the managing editor at Blueshirt Banter. He has also contributed to From the Rink (SBNation's general NHL site), was the hockey editor at SB Nation New York and the manager of Rink Side Radio: the official NHL radio show for SBNation. He graduated from Quinnipiac University in May 2010.

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Recent Activity
I like the term because Brassard is only going to get more expensive
Commented on Derick Brassard Contract Extension: Good Deal For Both Sides on Jul 28 2014, 11:56a - 1 reply
I disagree with the booming shot ideology, though
Commented on Howdy, Ranger: Dan Boyle an apparent power play fix on Jul 28 2014, 11:03a - 2 replies
Because for as good as McDonagh is
Commented on Howdy, Ranger: Dan Boyle an apparent power play fix on Jul 28 2014, 11:02a - 2 replies
Derick Brassard Contract Extension: Good Deal For Both Sides
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 11:00a
I don't like the Leetch comparisons
Commented on Howdy, Ranger: Dan Boyle an apparent power play fix on Jul 28 2014, 10:13a - 1 reply
I actually put a lot of blame for the PP on Richards last year
Commented on Howdy, Ranger: Dan Boyle an apparent power play fix on Jul 28 2014, 10:13a - 1 reply
I'll kindly disagree
Commented on Howdy, Ranger: Dan Boyle an apparent power play fix on Jul 28 2014, 10:08a - 3 replies
I think the PP time in the playoff
Commented on Howdy, Ranger: Dan Boyle an apparent power play fix on Jul 28 2014, 10:03a - 1 reply
Actually
Commented on Howdy, Ranger: Dan Boyle an apparent power play fix on Jul 28 2014, 9:25a - 3 replies
I guess I should comment on the comments
Commented on Saturday Morning Open Thread: How Are We Doing? on Jul 26 2014, 2:28p - 3 replies
Saturday Morning Open Thread: How Are We Doing?
Posted on Jul 26 2014, 9:27a
I'm not sure it's mean or bitter
Commented on If You're The New York Rangers You Need Rick Nash on Jul 25 2014, 11:37a - 1 reply
I do, however, love how people forget that Gaborik (who was hurt)
Commented on If You're The New York Rangers You Need Rick Nash on Jul 25 2014, 10:36a - 4 replies
That's not my argument
Commented on If You're The New York Rangers You Need Rick Nash on Jul 25 2014, 10:33a - 1 reply
Gaborik's deal is also 7 years
Commented on If You're The New York Rangers You Need Rick Nash on Jul 25 2014, 10:22a - 3 replies
I was so upset I couldn't even spell made right!
Commented on If You're The New York Rangers You Need Rick Nash on Jul 25 2014, 9:19a
That's a very fair point
Commented on If You're The New York Rangers You Need Rick Nash on Jul 25 2014, 9:16a - 1 reply
You realize you've mad it so that
Commented on If You're The New York Rangers You Need Rick Nash on Jul 25 2014, 9:15a - 1 reply
If You're The New York Rangers You Need Rick Nash
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 8:00a
I stopped the other argument when I moved on to this debate
Commented on Financially Smart Extensions Leave Glen Sather With Money In His Pocket on Jul 24 2014, 5:14p
Regardless of who overrates Brassard
Commented on Financially Smart Extensions Leave Glen Sather With Money In His Pocket on Jul 24 2014, 4:43p - 2 replies
I can't shake this feeling
Commented on Financially Smart Extensions Leave Glen Sather With Money In His Pocket on Jul 24 2014, 4:28p - 2 replies
Are we just assuming his age will suddenly catch up to him now
Commented on Financially Smart Extensions Leave Glen Sather With Money In His Pocket on Jul 24 2014, 3:41p - 2 replies
Am I the only one who thinks MSL
Commented on Financially Smart Extensions Leave Glen Sather With Money In His Pocket on Jul 24 2014, 1:01p - 4 replies
It can't be done
Commented on Financially Smart Extensions Leave Glen Sather With Money In His Pocket on Jul 24 2014, 11:18a
Eh
Commented on Financially Smart Extensions Leave Glen Sather With Money In His Pocket on Jul 24 2014, 10:51a - 2 replies
I thought we were over this
Commented on Financially Smart Extensions Leave Glen Sather With Money In His Pocket on Jul 24 2014, 10:49a - 3 replies
Financially Smart Extensions Leave Glen Sather With Money In His Pocket
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 9:04a
But for all the offense a team has
Commented on Chris Kreider Signs Two-Year Deal, Avoids Arbitration on Jul 23 2014, 3:19p - 2 replies
Carter would be a nice option
Commented on Chris Kreider Signs Two-Year Deal, Avoids Arbitration on Jul 23 2014, 3:13p - 1 reply
He can easily slot into a 3C role
Commented on Chris Kreider Signs Two-Year Deal, Avoids Arbitration on Jul 23 2014, 3:05p - 1 reply
The more I thought about it
Commented on Chris Kreider Signs Two-Year Deal, Avoids Arbitration on Jul 23 2014, 2:59p - 1 reply
The upgrade is Kreider, Stepan, Hagelin
Commented on Chris Kreider Signs Two-Year Deal, Avoids Arbitration on Jul 23 2014, 10:27a - 2 replies
Well now I look like an idiot.
Commented on Mats Zuccarello Contract: The Risks Of A One-Year Deal on Jul 23 2014, 9:58a - 1 reply
We agree!! :)
Commented on Mats Zuccarello Contract: The Risks Of A One-Year Deal on Jul 23 2014, 9:57a
Chris Kreider Signs Two-Year Deal, Avoids Arbitration
Posted on Jul 23 2014, 9:48a
He signed already ...
Commented on Mats Zuccarello Contract: The Risks Of A One-Year Deal on Jul 23 2014, 9:43a - 1 reply
He went to arbitration didn't he?
Commented on Mats Zuccarello Contract: The Risks Of A One-Year Deal on Jul 23 2014, 9:43a - 1 reply
I don't think so
Commented on Mats Zuccarello Contract: The Risks Of A One-Year Deal on Jul 23 2014, 9:36a - 2 replies
Mats Zuccarello Contract: The Risks Of A One-Year Deal
Posted on Jul 23 2014, 9:01a
How can you make that argument FOR Quick
Commented on 2014 Report Card: After a rough start, Henrik Lundqvist reminds everyone he's the most important Ranger on Jul 22 2014, 1:12p - 2 replies
But that's not always the case
Commented on 2014 Report Card: After a rough start, Henrik Lundqvist reminds everyone he's the most important Ranger on Jul 22 2014, 1:09p - 1 reply
"usually" is a word people use when they assume
Commented on 2014 Report Card: After a rough start, Henrik Lundqvist reminds everyone he's the most important Ranger on Jul 22 2014, 12:28p - 1 reply
But not having a dominant record
Commented on 2014 Report Card: After a rough start, Henrik Lundqvist reminds everyone he's the most important Ranger on Jul 22 2014, 11:42a - 1 reply
Nabokov has 41 more wins than Lundqvist????
Commented on 2014 Report Card: After a rough start, Henrik Lundqvist reminds everyone he's the most important Ranger on Jul 22 2014, 11:22a - 1 reply
Looking at records to see which goalie is good and which goalie is bad
Commented on 2014 Report Card: After a rough start, Henrik Lundqvist reminds everyone he's the most important Ranger on Jul 22 2014, 11:17a - 3 replies
Arbitration Is Looming For The Rangers, Should You Be Worried?
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 10:00a
Out of curiosity
Commented on 2014 Report Card: After a rough start, Henrik Lundqvist reminds everyone he's the most important Ranger on Jul 22 2014, 9:11a - 3 replies
Permission to treat the witness as hostile?
Commented on 2014 New York Rangers Report Cards: Grade Derick Brassard on Jul 18 2014, 2:40p - 1 reply
Is this a threat?
Commented on 2014 New York Rangers Report Cards: Grade Derick Brassard on Jul 18 2014, 2:17p - 2 replies
I actually think AV does a really good job
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Dan Girardi on Jul 18 2014, 10:51a - 1 reply
He plays the top pairing, against the other team's best players
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Dan Girardi on Jul 18 2014, 10:45a - 4 replies
So we agree?
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Dan Girardi on Jul 18 2014, 10:41a - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Dan Girardi on Jul 18 2014, 10:40a - 1 reply
I don't think that's a fair assessment at all
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Dan Girardi on Jul 18 2014, 10:30a - 2 replies
Girardi saw just 2:13 of PP time a game in the playoffs.
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Dan Girardi on Jul 18 2014, 10:24a - 1 reply
Who else would you put on the power play
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Dan Girardi on Jul 18 2014, 10:08a - 1 reply
sigh
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Dan Girardi on Jul 18 2014, 10:03a
For what it's worth
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Dan Girardi on Jul 18 2014, 9:42a - 3 replies
2014 New York Rangers Report Cards: Grade Derick Brassard
Posted on Jul 18 2014, 9:10a
Please read this entire comment before you yell at me
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Dan Girardi on Jul 18 2014, 8:22a - 8 replies
That makes it better
Commented on New York Rangers analysis: Alain Vigneault made the Rangers a better possession team on Jul 17 2014, 1:59p - 1 reply
I clarified my point on that above
Commented on New York Rangers analysis: Alain Vigneault made the Rangers a better possession team on Jul 17 2014, 1:57p
But their overall success did
Commented on New York Rangers analysis: Alain Vigneault made the Rangers a better possession team on Jul 17 2014, 1:56p - 2 replies
I think it's widely accepted that the 48-game season
Commented on New York Rangers analysis: Alain Vigneault made the Rangers a better possession team on Jul 17 2014, 1:32p - 6 replies
Here's why Rangers fans can't have nice things:
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Derek Stepan on Jul 17 2014, 11:19a - 4 replies
I look at Avery as an "on ice reputation" guy
Commented on Report: New York Rangers Targeting Blackhawks' Prospect Kevin Hayes on Jul 17 2014, 11:13a
Brooks is also very, very, very, very good
Commented on Report: New York Rangers Targeting Blackhawks' Prospect Kevin Hayes on Jul 17 2014, 10:43a
Did anyone else find it alarming
Commented on Report: New York Rangers Targeting Blackhawks' Prospect Kevin Hayes on Jul 17 2014, 10:42a - 4 replies
OR
Commented on Report: New York Rangers Targeting Blackhawks' Prospect Kevin Hayes on Jul 17 2014, 10:41a
What if I was a member of the front office?
Commented on Report: New York Rangers Targeting Blackhawks' Prospect Kevin Hayes on Jul 17 2014, 10:06a - 4 replies
It's really not that high
Commented on Report: New York Rangers Targeting Blackhawks' Prospect Kevin Hayes on Jul 17 2014, 9:33a - 2 replies
It's a negotiating tactic
Commented on Report: New York Rangers Targeting Blackhawks' Prospect Kevin Hayes on Jul 17 2014, 9:19a - 1 reply
OK
Commented on 2014 Report Card: Derek Stepan on Jul 17 2014, 9:05a - 5 replies
Report: New York Rangers Targeting Blackhawks' Prospect Kevin Hayes
Posted on Jul 17 2014, 8:52a
Grabovski, for what it's worth (again), was also a package deal
Commented on Report: New York Rangers Sign Matthew Lombardi To Two Year Deal on Jul 16 2014, 2:09p
Koska, for what it's worth, had more points than Mueller in the Swiss league
Commented on Report: New York Rangers Sign Matthew Lombardi To Two Year Deal on Jul 16 2014, 2:06p - 1 reply
You never embarrass yourself
Commented on Report: New York Rangers Sign Matthew Lombardi To Two Year Deal on Jul 16 2014, 2:05p - 1 reply
But what solution did Glen Sather have?
Commented on Report: New York Rangers Sign Matthew Lombardi To Two Year Deal on Jul 16 2014, 11:21a - 8 replies
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