Thanks to everyone who joined me for our second video chat. Here’s the replay for those who missed it:
More from the Garden later…
ahhh i cant see this shit on my phone…
damn you bill gates!
where do you plug in your questions?
Sam is the man!!
He should change dorky picture on blog
Kaspers girlfriend is banned from watching live chats from now on; or she will leave me and take my polka records with her!!!!
The live blog Rocks!!!
lol…lots of laughs above.
Great live blog today fella’s. Feelin good about gettin started tonight!
(btw…I changed my name to sams evil twin cause I thought the moderator would limit the amount of questions per ‘name’)
Sam is crazy, he advised me to have a coffee party until to 1am and I have a high blood pressure :):):)
do you think Sam gets off the live chat and thinks what a stupid question
I am going to sleep now for a rest..you guys wake me up at a guarter to…......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bembel…have a tea party then
btw where are you?
Alemania, staal im snorring already !
Well it was a tough day..First I saw Jagr flirting with one of my favourite tennis ladies, what a jerk and then I took part in this hectic video live chat getting the advice to hav a ton of coffee with blood pressure around 200, i mean that is too much for me !!!
Bembel… screw coffee…Octoberfest!!!
You got any of this guys stuff??
You’re not making fun of my Uncle Fred, are you Kaspar?
I listen before each game….gets me just angry enough
I guess everyone has left for the game. :_(
If your girlfriend leaves you – you can always come to SW FLA.
Picked up digital converter during lunch time that I need to hook up before game for NHL center ice package plus I picked up hammer,saw, nails, duct tape and hi powered air gun for stapling wires to ceiling….I get home at 6 and have exactly one hour to install!!
I’m still around, but bored out of me mind…
I’m in the same boat as you Beer – I’ll be watching at home. (Trying to get the lanai wired so I can watch the game in the pool).
im still at work
You watch games from a pool??? thats it….
I’m leaving girlfriend, I’ll bring the fried Pork loin chips and snail-dip
I’m bored too. And there’s NO hockey news out there. Only that they’ve stated Alfie will be out 2 weeks.
Kaspar, what about your successful overseas career???
Don’t know if I have time tonight to get it wired (got 1/2 hour before pregame show from when I get home from work) – but should have it ready by tomorrow’s game.
I’m also still here…but back and forth b/w patients…
we haven’t heard from Doodie in a while
kaspar – If you girlfriend leaves you…
she’s probably better off anyway..
Can I borrow some of the duct tape! lol
staal – We haven’t lost a game yet. As soon as we do, he’ll be back.
haha! my day needs to be infused with some negativity!!!
Everyone knows that Chicago is not an ‘easy’ team to beat, right?
They actually have some pretty good talent. This team CANNOT be overlooked. This lineup we’re facing tonight, is just as good as the philthy lineup tomorrow night…since they’re missing 3dmen. Otherwise, philthy is a better team…but not by a whole lot.
ok staal. Then you suck!
that make you feel better?
It should be a good game but the Chicago offense is not very deep.
kaspar â€“ If you girlfriend leaves youâ€¦
sheâ€™s probably better off anyway..
Well Beer to tell whole truth, she’s more of a roommate anyway ok…she stores some stuff in my extra room and visits once in a while when she needs ammunition but just to say quick I call her “girlfriend”
Forget it man! Hockey from a swimming pool! I’m there!!
Jay – this is true. After their top 4, 5, 6, there’s not much. I guess they’re hoping for a LOT from campbell.
At the same time, I think that their blueline is better than the injury-ridden flyers.
I like Chi’s goaltending better than phi also.
I’m outta here, on my way to the city. Let’s go Rangers!
the hockey store had these ice carvers an the zambonis… im back @ penn.. stah vin sukkaz….
I got MSG West covered here in Arizona!!!
The down side – I can’t go to the Garden and see the guys live. I miss it.
Beer – If you were Renney, how would you match lines for this game??
“I got MSG West covered here in Arizona!!!”
Don’t those 5 Coyote fans give you a hard time?
I don’t think I would. I know that savard had shuffled them a bit in the preseason, as every coach does. And I’m not 100% sure what they are right now.
But at home, I wouldn’t anyway. The D pairings I probably WOULD. I would NOT want Kalinin on the ice vs Kane/Toews. Not to tear the guy apart, but he get burned 1 on 1 everytime I’ve seen him face one.
Our lines right now are balanced enough that we should be able to roll 4 with confidence…at home.
Let’s not get carried away- there’s only 4!
As a matter of fact, I would tell Kalinin that if he saw either of them on the ice, to get his ass to the bench ON THE DOUBLE! lol
honestly, Chicago scares me more than Philly does. Philly WAAAAY overachieved last year, this year they’ll come back down a notch…
Chicago’s got some of the best young talent, the “top FA d-man” this year in Campbell, and a dang good goalie in Huet.
This game can’t be overlooked.
Kaspar – swimming pool during HOCKEY season, wintertime? YIKES.
Seriously though NYRinPHX
whats the future look like in Phoenix for that team??
You hear nothing but bad jokes about them (like mine)
I mean they outdraw Devils and Islanders dont they?
I agree but I think this is one area where Renney may be able to improve.
He doesn’t seem to initiate a physical game (not that he should vs Chicago). I would really like to see more physical play early in games so that the tone is set by NYR and not that NYR have to respond to this type of play from say Philthy or ??? whoever.
I don’t mean dirty/chippy – just solid check finishing…
Flyers game will be very interesting – They look like they are starting the season like the Isles finished
They’re actually getting better. Got Oli Jokkinen in the off season, a bunch of good rookies, Bryzgalov’s been good in goal since they got him midway through last season, Daniel Carcillo who’s Avery x10- I think they’ll be making a playoff push this year
“As a matter of fact, I would tell Kalinin that if he saw either of them on the ice, to get his ass to the bench ON THE DOUBLE! lol’
Doesn’t Renney’s defensive strategy drive you nuts??
I mean switch Hank with Biron and the rangers are NOT a good defensive team anymore…
I’m out!! (getting tools to fix up cable TV)
enjoy the game
Ok, I’m closing the store early to catch the train. Enjoy the game!!!
Sorry kaspar, I disagree dude. I think Hank makes us better. And I think ‘us’ makes Hank better.
jay – The inconsistency has to change. I think that there’s 20+ guys on this roster that have 150% committed themselves to the ‘plan’. I think that’ll show in the (hopeful) consistency this season.
On the actaul physicalness of the team…I think still lacking it in our defensive zone needs to be improved.
I said it a lot last season when folks wanted the NYR to go out and beat up the flyers, or habs…we have to ‘play OUR game’. Not our opponents.
Our game is not a physical one. Smart with the puck. North/south. Shots. Bodies in front. 3rd man high. Skate hard to backcheck. Nothing through the middle (MALIK) moving back up ice.
I don’t know if that really addresses your statements. I kinda got off track.
I also think that for every ‘nice’ goal Zherdev scores, he’ll send one back the other way while trying to do too much with the puck. Hopefully our leadership on ice will prevent that from lasting all season.
Zherdev is high risk/high reward. A big contrast from the rest of the guys. It’ll be interesting if they can find that line with him without hindering his creative play.
jimmys burger shack needs to cary krispy kreme donuts so they can use em as the bun for the #9…. mmmmmm
Beer – That is kind of what I am saying – you said play our game. And I’m not saying we the identity should be anyting different. I expect a puck posession game for the most part with the speed, forecheck, backcheck etc. , but when lines one and two are not on the ice, part of that should be to establish the physical element early on. Not just counter it…
Zherdev is going to be amazing if he can limit the risk part…
Creative is putting it mildly…
Chicago’s offense isn’t that deep but they still have a lot of players that can cause trouble.. Kane, Toews, Sharp, Byfuglien, and Havlat. Hopefully Kane, and Toews play like crap, since its there first time at MSG, but i think that’s just a myth. Jordan Staal had no problem in his first time at the Garden.
Either way, hopefully they have a decisive win tonight. Its the home opener, gotta win !! Huet gave up 7 goals in his last game, against the Jackets. So c’mon, gotta score some goals on these BratHawks.
He gave up 7 vs. Col. ??? Ouch.
Was campbell in the lineup? could be a good evening…
Beer me -love the beer math on Gaborik. That would be a dream come true, but I also think if Gabby came to New York, the Rangers would be a serious cup contender.
is this a case of self-annointed celebrity?
if she is going to leave you for Sam….
either you, her, or both of ya’s are quite unfortunate looking.
back to hockey.