Rangers vs. Panthers, 7:30 p.m.

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I have fond memories of Rangers trips to Florida to play the Panthers. One is Muckler trying that Leetch on left wing thing against Pavel Bure without practicing it and without having the last change as the visiting team; and getting shut out, then declaring it a successful strategy.

Another is ex-Panther Radek Dvorak recalling the night Scott Mellanby killed a rat in the lockerroom — with a slap shot, no less — that began that whole “Rat” craze in 1996. Dvorak, in his thick Czech accent and baritone voice, would say, “big, huge Raaahhhht” and pronounce Mellanby “Mell-ON-bee.”

And there were the games in the old arena in downtown Miami, the worst part of any town in America — unless you were looking to buy crack. It was so bad that at night all the traffic lights in the area were turned to blinking lights because they didn’t want anybody to have to stop for long. God it was scary. Roger Neilson was the coach there for a while after the Rangers fired him, and he used to tell the story of when he first got down there. He made friends with a cop who told him that, when driving to the arena, “take your gun out of the glove box and put it right on the seat next to you.”

“Gun!?” Neilson said incredulously. “I don’t have a gun!”

Anyway, tonight the Rangers can do some damage to the Panthers’ ownership. They are selling four-packs of tickets, including this game, and guaranteeing the Panthers will make the playoffs or the tickets are free (I guess they’ll credit the tickets toward purchase of tickets next year; I can’t imagine they’ll actually refund the buyers).

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Just got word that everybody will skate in warmups, but that the winning lineup from Wednesday will probably remain intact. That means Kalinin is out. And Prucha, for a change. And that Hartford’s Sean Avery is indeed scheduled to play vs. the Manitoba Moose tomorrow.

Here are the Panthers’ web site notes for tonight.

Enjoy the game.

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Got this Rangers press release today, for those interested:

            New York, February 13, 2009 – The New York Rangers are thrilled to announce the first ever winter hockey festival at Wollman Rink in Central Park on Saturday February 14th, 2009 beginning at 2 PM.  The Rangers youth hockey development team has paired up with USA Hockey’s “Hockey Weekend Across America” and the NHL’s “Hockey is for Everyone” to encourage diversity and accessibility of the sport to kids and adults of all ages.   The festivities will begin with a beginner lesson for all ages with instruction from coaches from the Rangers Hockey Development Team and USA Hockey.  After a brief Sled hockey demonstration, New York RangersScott Gomez and Marc Staal will lead a youth hockey clinic for kids from Ice Hockey in Harlem.  Rangers alumni Glenn Anderson and Ron Duguay will also be on hand for autograph and skating sessions.  In addition, the Rangers Road tour will be available with interactive games including the slap shot booth and Rangers giveaways.  For further information please go to newyorkrangers.com.

FYI, the entrance to Wollman Rink is at Central Park South (between 59th Street and 6th Avenue).

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  1. I’m going to make it official (even though I said it a couple days ago as well)…

    *If Prucha’s not in the lineup come 19:59 left in the first period, I will be rooting for Renney to lose, his position to be vacated, and someone who will either play or free Prucha.*

    Period.

  2. I’m even more pissed off when I think about Renney, who’s essentially a liar, actually saying that Prucha “wears down” and that Voros a better player in this lineup because of his size. Well, Tom, we’re not dumb. You’ve played plenty of smaller, faster, teams and kept Voros in the lineup. You’re also not fooling anyone with the “Prucha wears down” business because you barely play him the games he’s out there anyway. And when you do, he usually scores, and then you either put him on another line or give him less ice time, including a lack of PP time.

    I’m not willing to go to jail, but if I ran into Renney on the street, I would LITERALLY run into him. I hate this man.

  3. True:

    “If Prucha’s not in the lineup come 19:59 left in the first period, I will be rooting for Renney to lose, his position to be vacated, and someone who will either play or free Prucha.”

    Join the club. I came to the same conclusion before the Caps game. Sather AND Renney BOTH must GO! Until then, I hope they lose every game.

    Free Prucha!

  4. True fans ur my new best friend. unfortunately i will not be able to watch cause ill be going to the movies with mother.

  5. Nathan Horton hears a who on

    What are the odds we will see the same energy level from the Rangers tonite? Does anyone think they will put back to back strong efforts together? Or will they return to Reddenville.
    Any takers?

  6. Rick, I know you asked Renney the Prucha question (great job) and got his ludicrous answer. However when asked to follow up you kind of back peddled with some questionable explanation why you could and would not.
    Well I think any rational person would have to agree the time has certainly come (again) when you should put Renney up against the wall (OK I will not say shoot him) and get a straight and believable answer. If he pontificates, wiggles, lies, spouts BS etc you should not stop bombarding him until you get the truth, no matter what it might be.
    His actions against this kid have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous.

  7. If size is the problem, then just sit Dawes instead of Voros.

    I hate Renney.

    Free Prucha.

    Save Ferris.

  8. Thank you for the awesome picture of Remy. “Ratatouille” is one of the best movies ever made.

  9. I loved that ’96 Florida team. Between Beezer and the “Rat” craze, and being a new franchise on a tear, they were fun to watch.

    It’s sad that it seems they have squandered that fan support.

  10. back in the day when I was a young girl, spending Valentines Day with Ron Duguay woulda been a dream come true! LOL!!! Today, not so much. I’d rather spend it reading that Prucha, after his month long rest from playing two games, will play next week!!

    I just keep telling myself that Dolan, Sather and Renney have some pretty bad karma coming their way for their treatment of Prucha and for how much they just dislike the fans of this team!

    I don’t call #6 by his real name anymore, I call him “Thriller” because he looks like a zombie right of of the Michael Jackson video.

    MattR, enjoy the movie with mother!

    Hopefully Cally plays lights out again (he is the hardest worker on the team) and that they give a better effort and can actually win in regulation. Hate these shoot out ‘wins’.

  11. toymaniam, and others who keep asking … there obviously is something more to the Prucha situation than they are letting on … so it will require some investigating, not asking. At this point, questions aren’t going to get it done.

    As you know, I am not around the Rangers every day. So when I get a chance to do so, I will try to find out what the real story is … but, again, it’s probably not as simple as it sounds, and if there’s another explanation, then they must have a reason for hiding it. That’s the best I can tell you.

    If it was as simple as him wearing down, well, he’d sure be well-rested by now. And if he was actually available, don’t you think they’d have made at least one lineup change after 10-2? Or three goals in four games?

  12. Rick

    There is no justification for the treatment of him. And its gone past “oh he didnt want to go to Hartford” they did this to him last year too. But not at bad as this year. Sam & Joe have always said he was the best conditioned Ranger getting to camp, During camp and Out of camp. And Im sorry he is by far one of my favorite Rangers post lock out and I watch him closely. He doesnt “wear out”. If he wants to make that argument, then Voros shouldnt be in the line up either.

    FREE PRUCHA!!!!

  13. “I don’t call #6 by his real name anymore, I call him “Thriller” because he looks like a zombie right of of the Michael Jackson video. ”

    At least the zombies could move quickly

  14. Rick – can you find out if Voros has been on the ice for any goals since he’s been back in the lineup? I can’t think of one.

  15. Why such an uproar over benching Prucha? I hate Renney, but it’s not like he’s sitting Sidney Crosby here. This is a marginal NHL player at best.

  16. “Why such an uproar over benching Prucha? I hate Renney, but it’s not like he’s sitting Sidney Crosby here. This is a marginal NHL player at best.”

    Voros makes him look like Crosby.

  17. John K

    don’t know if you’re old enough to remember this character, but how about, instead of Thriller, we just call him Winter Warlock, before he put one foot in front of the other.

    Jefferson

    The uproar is because at least he gives his all when he’s out there, unlike some of the guys that have been playing instead of him. Instead of watching most of them go through the motions, he actually hustles, Sure he may be ‘marginal at best’, but he puts forth the effort everyone here seems to appreciate.

    And before I forget, an early Happy Valentines Day to all you crazy Rangers fans. I appreciate the fact that you guys (and girls) are such active posters here, it makes being down here a little easier during hockey season.

  18. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    I don’t call #6 by his real name anymore, I call him “Thriller” because he looks like a zombie right of of the Michael Jackson video.

    linda- i just call him bub. the smart zombie from day of the dead(funny ass movie) that knew how to load a gun and listen to a walkman etc.. cuz hes not that coordinated to be dancin in a michael jackson video.

  19. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    for everyone wondering why pruch aint playin, one easy answer. he didnt go to hartford when mngmt asked him too. simple. he didnt obey the high command and is getting punished. this is also to scare any guys who dont do what they say. hey i know petr wants to play but hes gettin his check to just chill and bs wit the team at practice. id be one happy man if i could get paid a mill.6 to do that. sathers an idiot.

  20. Rick, thank you for responding to my post. I have to agree with you that questions will not get true answers but maybe investigation, as you say, will. Let’s hope so as I am sure the true reason will be very interesting.

  21. Carp-Wow, I can’t believe the old arena is worse than Camden, New Jersey. I’ve seen concerts there (Radiohead, The Pixies) and THAT is the scariest city I’ve been to, it makes the streets named after Sates in DC look like White Plains.

    Great Neilson story. He was a great coach, always wanted toughness in the lineup and unfortunately got a bad deal for that 92-93 season. Rest his soul.

    Prucha’s really never been the same after that game in Philly his rookie year when he hurt his knee and missed the Olympics. I don’t know if that relates to anything, but it’s a clue.

  22. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    trade redden for a sather voodoo doll. that way whenever he attempts to make a bad trade or horrible signing we can just stick some needles in his eyeball or something and then throw the voodooo doll out on the LIE and he can get run over about as many times as redden has made a mistake during a game

  23. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    mikeA- i think pruchas knee is fine. i think if he could just put on like 20-25 lbs of muscle there can longer give renny an excuse not to play him. he should see a nutritionist and get bigger n stronger. he does get rocked alot but still hes a heart n soul guy i just wish he could get in the lineup. or else just trade him already. its getting ridiculous

  24. Prucha is going to skate in pre-game warm-ups. What do you think that means? So is Kalinen, but who cares

  25. As far as worst cities… the old arena in Miami was pretty bad… but I’d say Camden was worse. I saw a Pearl Jam concert there in 2000?… holy hell was that bad! Not NYR powerplay bad, but bad.

    Carp, as far as stooges stuff I’ll bow to your knowledge. I took a shot.

  26. jerkins-I’d love to see Prucha do that too, and he very well may, but it won’t be in a Rangers jersey :( With all the salary cap problems, unless they do the right thing and waive Redden, there’s a slim to none chance they’ll bring Prucha back.

  27. True fans bleed rw&b on

    Mike in ia, aka jerkins,

    That’s not it either because he had been sat (if I remember) 10 games consecutively at that point. That’s when they asked him to go to the minors and he refused. But they had sat him 10 straight already … Something’s up. Whether prucha put a move on someone’s wife/gf or whether he did something else (perhaps unprofessional or non-teammate like), this guy’s been black-listed Ted Nolan style.

  28. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    rick- the ramification of the situation for renny is because of the infatuation and the quantification of elation and gratification of the non qualification of the installation of the free prucha nation

  29. Riche’-Yeah dude, Camden is scary. Unless you like the idea of having firetrucks race to multiple places at 60 mph while cops are holding off traffic while the lights blinking to supposedly get people out of there, and more SWAT teams than you see in a federal building……Pearl Jam….loved their first two albums, not so much after. They do get a huge power play assist for lending their equipment to the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Tibet 98 Concert to help get John Frusciante comfortable and playing with them again.

  30. Carp, love the funny little pics in your posts BTW. Great touch.

    I was (and am) a Sam fan… but loading the home page and seeing that rat made me go “what the h-e-double hockey sticks?” Then I thought about the rats. Wit, especially subtle is a grand thing.

  31. MikeA,

    we won’t agree on PJ… they are by far the best band in the known universe (IMHO). Have you seen them live? That’s what turned me. But yeah, Camden was litterally like going to see a concert in Kosovo. I had to use an ATM before the show… I’m a somewhat big dude but man I had my head on a swivel!!!

    Wait, head on a swivel?

    HOLY CARP(intentional)!!! Someone tell Renney!!! I have his new defensive scheme.

  32. Doodie,
    if these morons trade Prucha you will be able to add him to the list of Ranger killers…I guarantee it!
    F… Renney!

  33. Mike in ia,

    Have you heard Mike McCready do the Star Spangled Banner a la Hendrix? It’s truely Incindiary!!! Not a comparison… just askin’

    GO RANGERS!!!

    (Sorry about the music talk)

  34. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    hey guys, imagine this crazy thought i just had. prucha doesnt play rennys style. he doesnt fit in his system. he feels prucha is a defensive liability

  35. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    riche no, i havent, i gotta check it out. i love gilmour from floyd and for just crazy guitsr skills n speed i go for halen and satriani

  36. Speaking of Pearl Jam, apparently Eddie Vedder was here in Phoenix the other day and showed up at a Best Western and sang karaoke! Supposedly on youtube

  37. Gilmour is a poet without words dude… Satriani and Eddie V I grew up on and think were born with an axe in hand. I’ve seen both live and had to walk out holding my jaw up so that it wouldn’t drag on the floor.

  38. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    jeff healy was damn good for a blind dude. he was in the movie road house. i love blues thats why i love him n ray vaughn n band of gypsys(hendrix after the experience). ok yea back to hockey- go rangers! free prucha- kill cats

  39. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    riche im 27 how old r u? we like the same music but i think its because i grew up listenin to my dads albums

  40. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    game almost on. im headin to atdhe sucks i cant watch on tv. i hate iowa!!!!!!!!!

  41. Thanks for that post Andy

    That sent a shiver up my spine. I really think all the players wished he was in the line up. He’s a good kid and is loved by mostly everyone except the coaching staff. Such a shame.

    FREE PRUCHA!!!! Wish he did go to the Pens or WSH. Would LOVE to see him get a hat trick against the Rangers with Renney still behind the bench.

  42. Pre-game

    Gianone is saying Kalinin might play and Prucha might play

    taking Rietz out is a mistake IMO

  43. True fans bleed rw&b on

    Prucha might play, depending on what? …renney being fired in the next 25 minutes and a new coach asking ‘wtf is prucha not on the game roster?!’

  44. “hey guys, imagine this crazy thought i just had. prucha doesnt play rennys style. he doesnt fit in his system. he feels prucha is a defensive liability”

    excellent! that must mean Redden is the 2nd coming of Beukeboom lol.

    Mike, is that atdhe thing a pay service to watch? i was using hockeywebcasts for a while, but for the past 2 weeks they have not had many nhl games…mostly juniors.

  45. Zednick tearing it up. Awesome!!! Great to hear that he came back strong and is playing well. Hope he has a great rest of his career!!! Salute to him!!!

  46. BREAKING NEWS: Eric Lindros fights himself due to the great Rangers – Flyers rivalry that Mike Milbury proclaims as “pure hatred.”

  47. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    mako- hes sick isnt he? he gets almost decapitated and still has more spirit to his game than half our roster. ‘member berard when we gave him a shot? sad man with one eye hes better than dredden

  48. thanks mike, i just went there, it looks like the NHL.com feed that always freezes up on my fred flintstone laptop here. Hopefully this is better! Thanks for the info

  49. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    wade redden, id like to meet him one day, id beat the living crap out that boy. he better score some damn goals soon cuz that crap aint gonna cut it come peeoffs

  50. Mike in IA

    Yeah its soooooo great to see. I love stories like that. And you are right he does. That is 100000% heart, grit and determination. That is slim and none on this team.

    I remember Berard and yes I agree with you too…. He played well after his accident.

  51. Andy Bathgate created the mask. Bathgate took a wrist shot to Plante’s face, and Plante had to find a mask for wear due to a broken nose.

  52. Thanks MAKO,

    Even though the kid isn’t the most talented guy on the ice, he plays with a helluva lot of heart and it’s obvious that most of the fans and most of his teammates appreciate and feed off of it. FREE PRUCHA!!!

  53. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    true- yea i forgot the time.

    riche- my bad man u aint old my pops is almost 60 my mas is 60. i meant that we all like good music. late 60’s- 70s rock, and 80’s (some of it, most 80’s music sucks
    ) i dig some new stuff but hate rap

  54. Andy

    Yep. But, he did wow everyone his rookie and sophomore year (He had Jagr though) He is perfectly capable of scoring goals and big time goals at that. Yeah, Im sure his team mates love him and well most of us do.

    FREE PRUCHA!

  55. Wade Redden’s not a goal scorer. He only averages about 10 a season. We need Mike Green..30 goal defensemen.

  56. Riche’-I’ve never seen Pearl Jame live. I’m 28 and got into them during Vs. in 93 when they went through the anti Ticketmaster thing.

    All of that music you all have mentioned is great. I’m excited for the Chickenfoot album hopefully coming out later this year; Satriani with Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony from VH, and the very underrated and truly awesome Chad Smith of the Chili Peppers on drums.

    All music is good even country (stereotyped to death unfortunately), just gotta find the right artists to tickle your skin.

  57. No prob. Just a joke really. I never owned an “album”. Casettes yes… once CD’s came I never looked back.

    I was in college in the early 90’s… Pearl Jam, STP, Alice in Chains… the Rangers won a cup… god I miss those days!!!

  58. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    imagine- prucha had jags nhis first year and scored 30. doobs had him and scored 14. i know doobs is great and big n strong bujt petr has proven himself already. why is he even in this situation is beyond me. would doobs get treated like that? now. idk i honestly cant care anymore. just let him go somewhere else and play

  59. holy #%$^ freakin Denis Potvin!!!! Man his voice is STILL annoying!! This is gonna be a long game listenin to this guy.

    One a music side note, good choices mike! I’m an 80’s hair/metal band chick, but as a child of the ‘mid 60s’ I love the 60’s, 70’s 80’s blend also, and some stuff from today (but not hip hop/rap).

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!

  60. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    riche- love stp, alice in chains was great too. sucks they didnt put out more albums.

  61. MAKO

    No doubt he could be a solid 20-30 goal scorer on any 3rd line in the league with some time on the PP. Unfortunately, it just won’t be the team that we all root for.

  62. What r the chances we win this one? In Reg?

    This is actually an important game and not just for their confidence.

  63. Andy

    With an all star Center, think he could play on the 1st or second line. He scored some pretty goals his first 2 years. Im curious has to why his agent hasnt forced Sather to trade him. Definitely on the PP too….

  64. mike in ia,

    I saw STP in ’92 open for Megadeath. Talk about an opening act blowing away the headliner!!!

  65. someone needs to make a shirt with Prucha on a milk carton

    Damn, just lost the game!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrr

  66. Anyone watching this on Center Ice at all familiar with the Panther’s coverage? What’s with this camera angle? Is it a joke? I hope so because this is pure dog poo. It looks like someone is out there at near ice level using a 1980s camcorder. Un-freaking-real.

  67. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    wow back to reality nd of course drury fumbles the puck to cause an offside. he really blows

  68. mike in ia,

    I saw STP in ‘92 open for Megadeath. Talk about an opening act blowing away the headliner!!!

    I saw Metallica open for Ozzy in ’86…same thing. They just shredded, it was awesome.

    Did I miss any WW highlights while I lost the game? Did he trip over the blue line or anything?

  69. MAKO

    I agree that with the right pivot he could play 1st or 2nd line, but I think his true value is on the extra effort goals that he has shown he is capable of getting, which would make him a serious threat on a 3rd line. As for his agent, maybe he should seek new representation.

  70. deja, isnt that disturbing?

    On a side note, Tom Renney is very nattily dressed tonight with a fashionable blue shirt and a very zazzy tie.

  71. Micheletti, shilling away enough to make you vomit:

    “Dawes is a good defensive player, he is very solid in his own end.”

    Tell it to LUCIC!

  72. Wow Linda,

    I would’ve loved to be at that one! I loved OLD Metallica.

    ’86 would that have been the album with the girl on the cover with crazy eyes and tiger striped pants?

  73. this is truly friday the 13th! COUNT BETTMAN will be the intermission guest on this telecast…

    one……….twoooooo, threeeeeeeeee.. fourrrrrrr FOUR penalties on Sean AVERY bwaahahahahaha

  74. What is Bettman doing as Intermission guest? Announcing he bought the Penguins because he has a man crush on Crosby?

  75. Riche’ it was awesome… and 6 months later, Cliff was dead. They were outstanding!

    “OMG, REDDEN BROKE UP A BREAKAWAY!”

    he won’t make another good play until March 15th!

  76. What is Bettman doing as Intermission guest? Announcing he bought the Penguins because he has a man crush on Crosby?”

    did you see those brutal sidney crosby greeting cards with him as hannah montana and bettman as billy ray cyrus??? Someone mentioned it on another thread but the looks on their faces were very frightening.

  77. Girardi again makes the wrong move on a 2-on-1 against, allowing a sick chance for Campbell. Unreal! What are these guys being coached to do??

  78. My Pre Game Speech:
    “Alright guys, lets completely suck long enough to send this to a shoot out and THEN we go for the win. That way everybody gets a point. Isn’t sharing fun? Speaking of sharing, don’t shoot the puck instead just pass it until it gets intercepted. Got it? Alright lets go.”

  79. I feel so bad that Giradi has to be with Redden on a dpair

    cant they put him with mara like he was last year

  80. I’ve come to the conclusions that we, as die hard fans of this team, totally expect too much. We expect them to play fundamental, skillfull, exciting, smart hockey. We’re just too hard on them. ;-) They are overcoached ;-)

  81. Lundqvist is standing on his head? ear? hair? everything!!!

    Linda… loved Burton… “bass solo take #1″!!!!

  82. this game is 10-0 if lundqvist isnt playing..

    just think if we had floridas system and coach what we could be doing

  83. ford
    February 13th, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    “Girardi again makes the wrong move on a 2-on-1 against, allowing a sick chance for Campbell. Unreal! What are these guys being coached to do??”

    Yes, Ford. And of course it is not noted by our outstanding analyst. As usual.

  84. aaaaaaaaaaargh i lose the feed again and they scored! damnit all to hell! that may be the only goal for the next 2 games!!

  85. correction this game is 10-1 if hank isnt playing

    great now the 4th line will be out more than zerdev like they usually are

  86. NY Rangers Examiner February 13th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    What did he say Matt? I must have missed it

    They were talking about Renney’s descision to when to put Kalinin back and then Joe goes

    “Speaking of Ready, Prucha’s been ready for 28 games. I wonder why he’s not playing.”

    Then Sam goes “It must be frustrating for him”

    Joe then goes “yah, not playing everyday is frustrating, especially when your healthy enough to play.”

  87. Doodie Machetto on

    Now the 4th line will lead the team in icetime. Don’t get me wrong, it’s the kind of garbage goal you really need in the playoffs, but now Renney will have an excuse to play them at all times.

    Dubinsky still hasn’t learned to fight a lick, but I like that once Campbell turned around like a wuss, Dubinsky still kept punching him from behind. NO MERCY!

  88. True Fans,

    They were commenting on what a hard worker Prucha is and made a little dig on the amount of games he’s sat

  89. thanks for that matt k….interesting! wish I had the NY feed for this game. THATS RIGHT RENNEY… BLOW YOUR BUBBLE with that cheshire cat face .. argh!!!

    can someone please show dubi how to fight! i love that he goes for it and all but he’s not that good lol. Tie Domi shoul have a school…

    4th line will be out in the last minute on the game ;-)

  90. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    matt k i thought the exact same thing. damn doobs shouldve at least rocked him for screwin up our odd man rush

  91. I don’t think anyone on this board thinks this game is over… we’re being outplayed BIG TIME.

  92. Doodie Machetto on

    They were talking about the healthy scratces, saying how Kalinin is ready but it’s the coach’s decision. And they also said that Prucha is waiting for a coach’s decision. They said “it’s a tough time” for Prucha right now and that he is staying ready to get in whenever they call on him. They really emphasized that he works hard and is ready whenever they call on him.

  93. Matt K

    I just replayed the tape and Micheletti did not even come close to saying, “I wonder why he (Prucha) isn’t playing.”

    Joe would never say something as honest as that. And if he had, he would’ve been fired by the time the second period started.

  94. That was a VERY lucky period. Renney owes his job to the 4th line, but more importantly LUNDQVIST because this could be 3-1 or 4-1 already.

    Way I see it, they lose and Prucha’s gotta make the lineup. They win, well, they work towards a first round playoff loss but help work towards the playoffs.

    That’s mediocre on both accounts.

    But if They lose a bunch in a row, Renney’s gone, and that’s a WIN-WIN!!!

  95. ford February 13th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Matt K

    I just replayed the tape and Micheletti did not even come close to saying, “I wonder why he (Prucha) isn’t playing.”

    Joe would never say something as honest as that. And if he had, he would’ve been fired by the time the second period started.

    He did say “he’s been ready for 28 games now” then Sam started talking over him. i thought thats what he said.

  96. Coach, what was it like on the bench when Sjostrom scored?
    Coach: “Oh, it was great!! We had some balloons going, a striper came by… we popped the bottle of Chrystal… Redden got a lap-dance while snorting mad lines of blow off the stripers bosom…it was great!”

  97. Doodie Machetto
    February 13th, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    They were talking about the healthy scratces, saying how Kalinin is ready but it’s the coach’s decision. And they also said that Prucha is waiting for a coach’s decision. They said “it’s a tough time” for Prucha right now and that he is staying ready to get in whenever they call on him. They really emphasized that he works hard and is ready whenever they call on him.
    ……………

    Sounds like they are supporting his return. That’s about as much as they can say on the air. Damn it, Tom!

  98. Doodie Machetto on

    When asked about what he thought about how he thought the team was playing, Korpikoski said they need to tighten up defensively and work on their forecheck in the offensive zone and stop their transition in the neutral zone.

    In other words, they are bad in every single zone.

  99. czechthemout!!!!! on

    Amazing,after about the first five or ten minutes,the Rangers are back to Renney’s renneydope system of 1-2-2 dump and change.Great system eh? They must have had 10 great scoring chances in the first.If Renneydope continues on “tidying things up a bit” we will get run out of the building in final two periods.

  100. Doodie Machetto on

    Forget Bettman as commissioner. We just need more responsible owners. Bettman is just a mouthpiece for the owners. It’s the owners who should pay attention and make sure hockey is being done right.

  101. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    we were lucky it wasnt 4-0 man after last game and nazzys comments u would think it would be a little better of an effort. renny pulls this team back. come on guys get up for the 2nd and 3rd and win this game

  102. Matt K

    Yes, he did say that, and you’re right that they were slyly expressing support for Prucha.

    BTW, give Joe points for saying that Dubi will get suspended for the position of the bodies at the end of that fight. Made me laugh.

  103. “When asked about what he thought about how he thought the team was playing, Korpikoski said they need to tighten up defensively and work on their forecheck in the offensive zone and stop their transition in the neutral zone.”

    In other words, they are bad in every single zone

    ***********************************

    does that mean Korpi joins Pru in the “Please Note, healthy scratch” club? you KNOW how comatose Dolan hates anything truthful

  104. Rangers lead at the end of the first period for only the 14th time this season. Appalling! What does that tell you about Tom “Let Me Feel you Out” Renney!

  105. czechthemout!!!!! on

    By the way,what happened to the intesity level they displayed against the Caps? Where is the passion? And can they get the defensemen to move the damn puck a little faster up the ice!!! I thought Sather likes it when the dmen make quick first passes out of the zone!

  106. Doodie Machetto on

    ford he was saying he would get suspended because of WHO he fought (Campbell), not anything about the fight itself.

    “does that mean Korpi joins Pru in the “Please Note, healthy scratch” club? you KNOW how comatose Dolan hates anything truthful”

    Bad sign for Korp: he was kneeling next to Prucha in the promo photo hey were showing for the charity event.

  107. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    i doubt we win but at least its good we got the 1st goal. maybe we can steal one but these panthers are on another level right now. they outdid everyone on our team except hank. drury stunk n gomer did too. when are they gonna get benched
    ? please renny, grow a pair

  108. HockeymanRangers on

    I am getting the Florida feed through center ice. Shoey was interviewed by a very nice young lady, he was goo goo eyes. (just kidding he did fine)
    We did some good things, Rangers just have to get that one more step ahead of the Panthers next period. AND KEEP GOING TO THE NET IT’S WORKING.

  109. you hearing this guy!? when was the last time renney had that kind of emotion and motivation in his voice?

  110. CCCP

    You are undoubtedly right. My mind is wanting to imagine off-color wit where there isn’t any.

  111. Hey Rick,How come my post got deleted there wasnt any vulgarity or cursing.Whats up with this site now youre not even allowed to make a joke about Renney are we becoming the thought police of the interenet. Ive seen alot worse allowed here,very dissapointing

  112. czechthemout!!!!! on

    BY the way, ihave to say that it sure is fun to watch the way the Panthers want to play the game isn’t it? It’s refreshing not to have another one of these idiot trap happy coaches coaching them like Martin.Also,anyone notice how well the Sens are playing since they changed coaches recently and stopped with Hartsburgs rediculous stifling hockey?

  113. does anyone know where we can get the old hockey night in ny song from msg circa the 1990s???

    is there a youtube of it??

  114. Riguere,

    It tells me that this team isn’t that good, isn’t that talented, isn’t coached well, and isn’t goin’ anywhere.

    Nothin’ new.

    I’ll root for them till I die but there’s soooo much wrong.

    Although, if they just played with heart and gave it their all, things would be better.

  115. “Bad sign for Korp: he was kneeling next to Prucha in the promo photo hey were showing for the charity event.”

    thats comparable to the cosa nostra kiss of death! poor korpi….poor pru! In Renney’s eyes the guy must be like the freakin plague!

  116. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    u see redden behind the play on the campbell chanece? hes a lost cause he really is. i cant stand him anymore. at least score some goals if ur gonna play like that on d

  117. i’m being serious here…anyone getting the florida feed, have they mentioned gomez???? i usually cringe when they do…

    1-1 here comes da trap!

  118. czechthemout!!!!! on

    GReat job by Blowzival there. First he gives away the puck and then he screnns the goalie. Ceratinly a 5million per year play isnt it?

  119. I think that’s on Staal or the center because Rozi was man’d up with his guy on Hank’s right and then Staal rushed to Hank’s left to get that open guy… where was the center? Why didn’t he cover the guy to Hank’s left or the guy who scored? I can’t fault Rozi entirely for that one.

  120. WE R A BAD HOCKEY TEAM!!!

    The FL announcers just said… “man it feels like the Panthers have been on a PP the whole game, doesn’t it?.”

  121. save by Lunqvist, save by Lunqvist, save by Lunqvist, save by Lunqvist, save by Lunqvist…are we seeing a pattern

  122. andy February 13th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    save by Lunqvist, save by Lunqvist, save by Lunqvist, save by Lunqvist, save by Lunqvist…are we seeing a pattern

    Yah..you keep spelling Lundqvist wrong.

  123. What’s with these FRIGGIN GUYS?!!!!

    They lose EVERY LOOSE PUCK, and EVERY BATTLE!!!

    It’s like you have to TRY to be this bad.

  124. why do the rangers have players on the ice? it’s like Lundqvist vs. the Panthers here… even when it’s full strength

  125. the play of this team is downright ugly… the panthers are all over the ice…it seems all the team can try to do is keep up. This is how the Rangers should be playing. Damn this defensive style hockey 24/7

    by the way, i just freakin love voros.

    thank God for Hank

  126. its unreal how the rangers have no concept of how to deal with a forecheck. all game long in our end. all season long.

  127. Forcrissakes,playPrucha! on

    I guess it’s Prucha’s fault Voros took that dumb penalty. He’s not cheering hard enough from the pressbox.

  128. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    riche im not surprised its like they all got drunk last night from winning 1 game in 2 weeks and now are hungover. team is in serious trouble. we are definitely gonna lose.

  129. Forcrissakes,playPrucha! on

    Why is that guy sitting behind the Panther’s coach wearing a football jersey at a hockey game? That annoys me.

  130. Rick, speaking of Kurt, its been 15 years since Cobain killed himself. 15 years already..its mind boggling.

  131. “Kurt, you know why. Defamatory. Vulgar. Indecent. Pick one”

    sounds like i missed something zesty.

    WOW they just said Drury and Gomez, and, as usual, it went nowhere. Anyone else think Hank might ask for a trade since they don’t play defense in front of him?

  132. might as well trade Rozi to FLA…his picture perfect passes to the Panthers are like he cannot do for us…….

  133. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    i wonder what renny said to inspire his boys for the 2nd. hey guys were up 1 lets just keep playing smart 5 man in the box hockey while they beat the living crap out of us. good job renny and u too dru. good job bud.

  134. Linda I made a reference to Lindros doing something to Renneys wife and blaming it on Pru just a rumor I heard

  135. Didn’t somebody ask me earlier if Voros had been on the ice for a goal-against lately? I forgot who it was. The answer simply is that, yes, he was on for two against Washington, including the tying goal by Green in the final minute.

  136. KURT!! you naughty boy! Does Renney even have a wife? Can you imagine that? She must be STARVING for some offense!!!

    RICK, I hope that doesnt fall into one of your bad categories, I’m usually not that nice lol!

    Potvin just gently ripped the Rangers vets, loved it, even though I can’t stand that wifebeater!

  137. Conversation between Renney and Sather after signing Voros:

    GS: Tom, I just signed Aaron Voros.
    TR: Who’s Aaron Voros?
    GS: He’s like Messier, just without heart, conditioning or skill.
    TR: What should I do with him?
    GS: Play him in critical situations, don’t worry, he rarely takes bad penalties.
    TR: Does this mean that I can sit Prucha for being a fan favorite and working too hard?
    GS: Absolutely.
    TR: Sweet!!

  138. why do rietz and mara have like no ice time

    tell me reitz got benched and redden is double shifted with mara

  139. “great play by dubi… I think my neighbors hate it when I yell like that!!!”

    my new neighbors have a 6 yr old kid that runs up and down the damned stairs all night long, so I’m not really caring if my loud music or loud outbursts during games upsets them when I gotta listen to the feet of kong for 3 hours a night!

    GO MARA!!!!

  140. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    when is this team gonna get in the game? im sick of this crap. i have now joined the dark side of the force. wd40, true- etc.. teach me thy ways. i have now officially turned

  141. Doodie Machetto on

    I bad play by Boynton. Weren’t he and Mara teammates in Phoenix or Boston at one point? I wonder if there was something deeper going on there. I mean, Boynton really shouldn’t have fought Mara there.

  142. I’d rather have Hollywood Hollweg than Voros. This no talent ass clown is getting VALUABLE ice time and PP is watching from the press box. Pathetic.

    BTW – guarantee Rangers let Mara go, unfortunately. Sather = too dumb to realize how solid he is.

  143. I used to cringe when Doug Lidster got the puck but next to Redden he looks like Bobby Orr Can we get him back?

  144. Doodie Machetto on

    Hollweg should watch tapes of Callahan to learn how to hit someone without taking a penalty and then complaining afterwards about how it wasn’t a penalty. That guy was so dumb that he never could figure out why everytime he hit someone it was a penalty. Instead he just would say that it shouldn’t have been a penalty.

    I’m glad that punk is headed to the AHL. Here’s to that worthless goon never playing in the NHL again.

  145. dawes and campbell in a battle… exactly what kinda battle would dawes be involved in? Dawes went France on the team vs boston…he’s no longer a ‘battler’

  146. Voros.. Gives it up

    Pass to Voros… Missed

    Pass to Voros… Couldnt Tee it up

    come on does renny still think Prucha cant do anything

  147. hell even mario marois would be an upgrade over redden!!! sheesh!!!

    they’d be really stupid to let mara go, he may not be flashy but he’s steady, physical, and if he could be more accurate, he has a great shot!

    Kurt, you’re hilarious!!!

    Hollweg = the hockey calamity

  148. Yes a PP with Gomez who has one PPG. Drury who hasnt scored in 10 games…and Redden who hasnt scored in 51 games. yesssssssssss. Hey Renney, keep trying the same old things.

  149. Doodie Machetto on

    I’d rather have Voros than Hollweg, no question. Hollweg isn’t a hockey player, period. And at least Voros can fight his way out of a paper bag. And Hollweg always took much worse penalties than Voros.

    Look how tanned Renney is. You know he was out on the beach all day.

  150. rick how about letting renney know to take that born loser redden off the point of the pp. hes so useless

  151. frolik = satan eyebrows HOLY CRAP!!!

    Markus, look at her eyes lol!!

    “Voros fanned on the shot”

    “Voros lost the puck at the line”

    Voros = which way did he go geooorge

  152. That was a great pass by Redden on the PP too bad it was to a Panther any chance of cross breeding Dale Puritan and Eric Cairns to get a caveman D-man for the Rangers

  153. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    nazzys cool. i hope after we get to the obligatory shootout he wins it for us. you know what, i really hope we win, but really we dont deserve it and renny doesnt either. im torn right now

  154. Forcrissakes,playPrucha! on

    andy February 13th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Conversation between Renney and Sather after signing Voros:

    “GS: Tom, I just signed Aaron Voros.
    TR: Who’s Aaron Voros?
    GS: He’s like Messier, just without heart, conditioning or skill.
    TR: What should I do with him?
    GS: Play him in critical situations, don’t worry, he rarely takes bad penalties.
    TR: Does this mean that I can sit Prucha for being a fan favorite and working too hard?
    GS: Absolutely.
    TR: Sweet!!”

    Ha haaaa!!! :D

  155. Forcrissakes,playPrucha! on

    When Boynton did there to fight with Mara is what we need on this team. Not Orr fighting with Brashear just for the sake of fighting. It has to MEAN something when you drop the gloves!

  156. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    kurt- lol like in lord of the rings when they crossbred the orcs with goblins and made those nasty bad ass urukhai or whatever they were. panthers are like the big wargs against the rangers horses

  157. czechthemout!!!! on

    Yet another
    period of play with maybe one or two scoring chances.No one is once again driving to the net,every play is along the boards in the offensive zone instead of towards the net. Classic Renney Hockey.If not for the king,we would be down by at 3-4 tonight.

  158. “That was a great pass by Redden on the PP too bad it was to a Panther any chance of cross breeding Dale Puritan and Eric Cairns to get a caveman D-man for the Rangers”

    Kurt, I like the way you think. Our own orc style d men!

    “Look how tanned Renney is. You know he was out on the beach all day”

    why the hell not, the dude doesnt have a freakin care in the world yet he continues to give all of us agita

  159. Drury is having a pretty subpar offensive season, as well as defensive in many respects. However, I find it worse that he only has 21 hits in 55 games. So in all those games you have been a nonfactor offensively and defensively, you didnt think perhaps being more physical would be good for the team.

  160. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    so who now thinks rangers will win? were cooked man. we havent done jack all game. they had at least 15 great chances. redden please get injured. gomez too

  161. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    hey mike, you’re my hero for telling me about this site! it’s only frozen up 3 times, thats awesome compared to the nhl.com game center i paid $150 for.

    WAVELENGTH on the ORCS, great minds…

    I just love the name Mario Marois. I had just started watching hockey in november of 78… they make the finals in 79, i;m thinkin they are the greatest thing since ice cream, then i realized, I am a mets and jets fan… i couldnt be that lucky!!

  162. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    man panthers coach is really intense and into the game. renny just wants to see if he can make a really big bubble from his gum

  163. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    “I think Tom went to Miami and had a Colonic cleansing and then went for a tan with Perry”

    i just laughed so damned loud i think i woke up rednecks 2 counties over!!! That is freakin classic!!! The Tom Renney/Perry Pearn Colonic Weekend in Miami!! Coming soon to an infomercial near you! With their own sleazy greasy haired host!!!

  164. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    RICK,

    you just have to write a book called BLOGGING THE NY RANGERS 2009, and just take the funniest posts out of all the topics that you’ve started. These are some of the funniest things I’ve ever read regarding this team. I’d definitely pay for it!

    “Drury throws it on goal”. thats the problem dru. you’re NOT playing in the little league world series any more!!! BLAST that damned thing!!! Or at least hit someone!

    Damn game just froze, a goal must’ve been scored lol

  165. Sam Rosen ” Zednick racing down the boards and Redden is there ” well my condom was there too when my son was concieved I guess it did as much good as Redden

  166. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    linda- my game hasnt frozen once. if it gets bad restart computer. or just update your media flash player.

  167. Reitz in Minnesota : Yay, im getting traded to the Rangers, a better place then this dump

    Reitz in New York: GOD GET ME OUT OF HERE, ANYTHING TRADE ME FOR A CASE OF BEER, I CANT STAND RENNEY, WE CAN’T SCORE!!!!

  168. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    “redden is there” lookin around, not really payin attention to ANY DAMNED THING!!

    Tobacco Free Florida… try our meth instead eh?

  169. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    I”m hoping one day Renney blows a bubble so full of hot air that he just floats away and takes sather, dolan, voros and dawes with him

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANKSTA!!! wow!

    Reitz won’t see the ice the rest of the night.

  170. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    wow Potvin just is all over Redden! sayin he walked right in front of the net and almost causing a goal, then saying Defensemen aren’t supposed to do that, they are supposed to protect the front of the net. SHEEESH how does Renney keep puttin this schlub out there! SIT HIM A WEEK!!!

    Kurt, you’re killin me

  171. Voros falls down Rosen ” good play by Voros to get the puck to Dubinsky” I feel like the AFFLACK duck in the Yogi Berra commercial HUHHHHH

  172. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    two plays by redden in one game??? armageddon is upon us! has reitz hit the ice since his penalty ended?

  173. Andy
    yea it was

    I thought we were 3rd-4th best in east in November
    by January I thought 5th 6th
    now?

    8th…if we get lucky…( hank stands on his head)

  174. Forcrissakes,playPrucha! on

    That kid Frolik reminds me of a young Jagr the way he looks and he had a fantastic game last night vs Carolina.

  175. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    mike, i’m waitin for uncle obama to send me my check so i can buy a new computer! this laptop is so old the freakin keyboard’s carved in stone!

    OOOH I just wanna give Renney shaken coach syndrome!!! Look at freakin Voros, he needs a smack too!

  176. This is your garden variety 6-1 road loss without Hank. And the snake oil salesman will never admit it!!

  177. HockeymanRangers on

    Is it possible that Zherdi gets nervous once he comes in their zone??? He seems to skate it up ice with confidence but looses immediatly a lot of times.
    And was that redden that made another good d play, oh my god!!!

  178. the ebb and flow of a season?

    score 2.50 GPG first 20 games
    score 2.25 next 20 games
    score 2.00 next 15 games

  179. If you want Renney fired clap your hands! *clap clap* If you want Renney fired clap your hands! *clap clap* If you want Renney fired, because your just sick and tired, if you want Renney fired clap your hands! *clap clap*

  180. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    omg I love the worlds strongest man! dude is killer!

    potvins voice is like nails on a blackboard! wonder if the thong is too tight

  181. Doodie Machetto on

    Finally a solid shot released by Gomez, but too bad he went high glove side across the goal mouth. Gotta go short side there, especially when it’s stick side.

  182. We need continuous 5 on 5 OT like the playoffs, Shoot outs suck, and 4 on 4 is like pond hockey.

  183. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    rally cry for the 08-09 NY RANGERS

    THANK GOD FOR THE SHOOT OUT !!! even IF they get it to a shoot out and win, thats just a hollow ‘victory’

    AAAAAAAAARGH damn you sather

    Hank has got to be star of the game! he’s been lights out

  184. Doodie Machetto on

    This level of play by Hank is why we had such a great record early in the season and how we turned our seasons around in the past two years.

  185. Come on Drury, i thought you were Captain Clutch, not Captain “I don’t want to score anymore”

  186. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    this is a hard fought game. rangers playin better but damn panthers are smokin hot

  187. Is the Caps defense really that bad?

    2 goals vs Pitt, 0 vs Bost, 1 vs Atl, 2 vs Dallas, 0 vs NJ, 1 vs Fla

    and FOUR against washington????

  188. Doodie Machetto February 13th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Best regular season OT ending was Straka two seasons ago.

    Nylander against the Isles at the Coliseum, I was at that game. 2-1, Hunter and Jagr scored. bout 3 fights in the game.

  189. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    Come on Drury, i thought you were Captain Clutch, not Captain “I don’t want to score anymore”

    lol, yea drurys a dud fo sho. trade him for a pp coach

  190. Doodie Machetto on

    Matt, I’m talking purely about the ending, not the game. Straka’s goal was fantastic. Top 10 of Rangers goals in the past decade (on pure highlight reel quality, not significance).

  191. Doodie Machetto February 13th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Matt, I’m talking purely about the ending, not the game. Straka’s goal was fantastic. Top 10 of Rangers goals in the past decade (on pure highlight reel quality, not significance).

    Oh.

  192. Doodie Machetto February 13th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Do you think it bothers Panthers fans how many Rangers fans go to their games?

    No we’re the Yankees, our fans are all over the place.

  193. Sather: Ya Malik, can you do that thing you did against Washington? You can? Great, get your jersey.

  194. Doodie Machetto February 13th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Hank’s 5 hole has been getting pummeled lately.

    Thats not sexual at all.

  195. you know what’s amazing? the fact the rangers have won so many faceoffs. I know it’s all on Hank, but in all seriousness, they have 2 or 3 legit dekers who are actually a threat on the shootout

  196. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    Hank deserved better than this. I wonder how he really feels, knowing he cannot truly depend on the guys in front of him for help. Too bad, he was outstanding tonight.

  197. POWER PLAY COULDN’T WIN IT ONCE AGAIN!!!!!

    Shouldn’t Dolan, when he reads that Renney thinks about the PP whenever he’s awake and STILL CAN’T FIX IT, be concerned? A great team would make even more $$$$$$$$$.

  198. czechthemout!!!! on

    So here is Renney with a chance to force the action against a team playing on a back to back night and what does he do?
    Hangs back playing his god damn 5five in the play crap!

    If it were not for the king,this game would have been a blowout loss.The king stole us a point tonight!

  199. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    “every attempt in the shootout was weak. they must hate renny”

    maybe i’m just a nostalgic fool but screw hating renney, win the game for yourselves, for your pride, and for the loyalty of the damned fans who cheer you on. man this is just depressing

  200. just awful. 4 shooters dont even come close to scoring.

    again late power play cant get it done.

    i hate this team so much i want to break something

  201. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    Hey Kurt,

    do you think tom and perry put on some stylin neon colored suits, jumped into a zazzy convertible, and are cruising miami blaring the theme from miami vice?????

    TOM & PERRYS COLONIC MIAMI WEEKEND
    ” got that backed up feeling? join tom and perry as they carouse about miami, getting that full on metrosexual treatment after their life affirming, full body cleanse”

  202. czechthemout!!!! on

    Six losses in seven games! Sunday will be seven in 8 games.The Renney clock is still ticking!

    Carp-when you speak to Tom Thumb the next time,can you please ask him why he did not tell,screw FORCE his team to push the play against a team coming off a game last night?

  203. what a terrible game. like you guys said hank def stole us a point. what the hell is gonna happen to this team because they obv cant get it done with the current roster/management.

  204. Renney won’t get fired unless Sather is. It took a while and pressure from Stern for Dolan to fire Zeke. It will take longer for Dolan to fire Sather. I don’t see Bettman pressuring Dolan. Bettman doesn’t have the same pull as Stern anyway. So, we are stuck with the current FO, as long as people watch the games on Cablevision, buy merchandise and fill MSG.

  205. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    would it surprise anyone if hanks band becomes the next wave of swede death metal?

  206. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    kurt- we will be trading some peeps at the deadline. this zherdev kid kinda sux. im not talkin shootout, im talkin in the game. he absolutely did nothing, as well as dru, gomer pyle, doobs, the list goes on. so we now lost 6 out of 7. why did i watch this game? i knew after the first 5 minutes we were done for. why cant anyone on the team score goals?? not just scoring but nooooo real chances at all. shoe got lucky with the goal and we got pummeled the rest of the way. bunch of sissies cant even get hank a win after he basically plays his best game of the season maybe even career and this is all they can muster? im done with this team. until rennys gone and half the team

  207. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    doodie, you sure its only 5 times? i feel horrible for the guy, he is our brightest light, and they are slowly gonna extinguish it. If he keeps playing out of his mind like this, and the team keeps faltering in front of him, do you think he asks for a trade, or do you think he has enough pull to maybe influence ANYTHING with Yeti? Man, maybe Mess needs to go smack Yeti around for his absolute crapping on this team with his horrendous manuevers (SP?)

  208. Lundqvist is obviously frustrated with his team’s inability to score, he let some of hit seep out in his interview.

  209. Prucha cant add anything to this team still I guess.

    Fat chance on him playing sunday, renny will need voros’ size against phily

  210. jcl206 February 13th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Lundqvist is obviously frustrated with his team’s inability to score, he let some of hit seep out in his interview.

    Jc

    Do tell…I dont get postgames….

  211. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    Sid, you are absolutely correct. Freakin Dolan has some kinda manlove going on for yeti. How does this asshat not realize that if the team freakin wins, HE MAKES MORE MONEY!!! Damn, I’ve hated this duo since they got here, Dolan and Yeti….Renney forces the team to give up their creativity to play his damned boring system, which does work when done correctly BUT IS NOT NY RANGERS hockey…but he’s gotta use the parts our clueless gm gets him. This is just the wrong makeup of guys YET AGAIN! someone save us!

  212. It was nothing too major. But LQ definitely was frustrated that his team cannot score on the PP, and he also mentioned there is a lot of pressure on him to make saves in the SO when his guys dont score any.

  213. weird and off topic

    Avalanche televising thier game ( a portion of it) in “flashback coverage”…black and white…looks pretty cool

  214. JC

    Its gotta get to him..its been two years of this now…this didnt start this year…it is definetley getting worse though

    10 goals in 7 games ( 3 overtimes in there too)

  215. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    yea doodie, i got the reference, just a bit slow on my part lol. damn i wish i was getting the post game. I miss all the innuendo and frustration of the players and the carefree attitude of Renney. Did Fishler go out there for Prucha?! That’s freakin great! Renney has got to totally despise prucha because that is ALL HE FREAKIN HEARS! I swear, if he is still on the team after the trade deadline,
    I am gonna bring a FREE PRUCHA sign to the Nashville game!

  216. Ugh this postgame is a joke with Giannone. How about asking Renney, Why do you keep playing Redden, especially on the power play? or Why does Voros look like a stick in the mud on the ice?

  217. 55 shootouts now, leading the NHL. Renney’s whole job depends on Henrik saving his sorry butt.

    they should call it the Renney-out

  218. If this was truly Redden’s best game, then that’s pretty sad. I especially loved when he cut across LQ on the PK and almost put it in the net.

  219. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    toms rennygades got outworked yet again. they havent beaten the pansy panzers in reg. in 5 years on the road. forget that. when have they won a game that we all could just be comfortable that our team would win without it being a one goal or ot decision? please GOD give us a new coach. give us a peter doboer type coach

  220. If this team had even an EMBARRASSING power play, it would have ten more points this year.

    But because they have the WORST POWER PLAY IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND, they will trudge along to perdition, Renney-style.

    This guy is the worst coach since Larry Popein. (Yes, J.G. Talbot was better! You heard it here first)

  221. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    giannone is a schmeg…him and trautwig! I dont miss them, thats for sure, but i do miss the post game.

    On a somewhat related topic, since my fiance is NOT a fan, he’s thankful to you guys that i found this blog and you let me comment and you respond to me. He doesnt understand the frustration of sports fans, and after posting with all of you, it’s taken the mentally unstable edge off by the time he gets home! LOL>..but he WILL be wearing one of my jerseys to the Nashville game, he promised!

  222. Do we have ONE player that we can count on to score a big goal??? ONE????

    I’ve never seen a team like this that is so afraid to score!!!

  223. So now Fischler, Sam, Joe, Al and the 99.9% of Ranger fans think Prucha should be in, what are the odds he doesnt play because the Flyers are too physical for him?

  224. Redden and Rosival were putrid was usual, Gomez doesnt seem to care or is completely lost. Drury’s game has gone in the tank. Its great to know that all 4 of these bums will be with us for the next several years.

  225. Redden and Rosival were putrid was usual, Gomez doesnt seem to care or is completely lost. Drury’s game has gone in the tank. Its great to know that all 4 of these bums will be with us for the next several years.

    Dave Maloney called it Redden’s best game of the season.

  226. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    swizzle, does that make us sadists or masochists because we will, year after year, continue to watch this cocoon of horror on ice?! It’s almost like there is NOTHING to look forward to with this team, except for watching some of our young talent becomes stars on other teams!

  227. personally I think Prucha was going to be in one of the last two games but Larry Brooks wrote about it and Renney doesn’t want to appear to be giving in…he’s an inflexible stubborn fool who cannot admit he screwed up….its all about change…Scotty Bowman got killed by Devils in 95 and by 96 he was playin the trap..he;d already won six cups but he yielded and changed.. he was flexible…and he won three more…this idiot wont play a former 30 goal scorer when his team has 10 goals in 7 games…F-F-F-F-Fire Renney!!

  228. MSG spends the entire game talking about how wonderful our 4th line is. Really? Wow, one goal every 3 months — they’re the best. And according to Joe, Nigel Dawes is great defensively. Hmmm, that’s a good one. And yet even MSG can’t explain why Prucha won’t play — it has to be Sather teaching him a lesson, as well as the fact that Sather has no interest in the fans whatsoever. He kicked Ortmeyer and Holik out of town because they wanted the money the Rangers owed them. He treated Kasparaitis, Shanny, Jagr and Leetch et al with a total lack of respect. Is it a coincidence that all the players Sather brings in are quiet and boring? Sather is the epitome of arrogance and nastiness.

  229. Linda Ya Slay Me ;) Maybe we could do a video of Tom and Perry doin the Colonic Shuffle Down to Mijami. Music by Will Smith and a cameo by Crockett and Tubbs. And youre dead on with the Yeti mancrush by Dolan. I have a very close friend ;) in the MSG heiarchy and she says when Dolan visits Sather in the war room thats its like a scene out of the movie 10 where Dudley Moore is running towards Bo Derek

  230. Doodie Machetto on

    Petr Prucha and Aaron Voros, their last 10 GP:

    Prucha:

    2 goals, 3 assists, 4 PIMs

    Voros:

    0 goals, 1 assist, 31 PIMs

    Oh, for comparison, here’s Colton Orr’s last 10:

    0 goals, 1 assist, 33 PIMs

    Yup, we NEED Voros!

  231. Linda, it makes us realists, the only one that might be tradeable is Rosival. Other than that, as long as the cigar toting, Mr. I have not had a winner since the 80’s guy, is still in charge, this team will continue to disappoint.

  232. If Dave Maloney called this Wade Redden’s best game of the year, then we have all been taken over by the BodySnatchers.

    Redden allowed two 2-on-1s in the first, and played all night as if it was against the law to throw a check.

    Should we speak about his play on the PP???

    MALONEY IS CROSSING OVER TO THE DARK SIDE

  233. Trade wise our only hope is that so far all 15 teams out west are still in playoff hunt….Blues lead hawks tonight…and theyre 15th theyre only like 6 points out with a couple in hand..maybe someone will be desperate for one of our jerks…..Fire Renney or break this team up

  234. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    “MSG spends the entire game talking about how wonderful our 4th line is. Really? Wow, one goal every 3 months—they’re the best. And according to Joe, Nigel Dawes is great defensively. Hmmm, that’s a good one. And yet even MSG can’t explain why Prucha won’t play—it has to be Sather teaching him a lesson, as well as the fact that Sather has no interest in the fans whatsoever. He kicked Ortmeyer and Holik out of town because they wanted the money the Rangers owed them. He treated Kasparaitis, Shanny, Jagr and Leetch et al with a total lack of respect. Is it a coincidence that all the players Sather brings in are quiet and boring? Sather is the epitome of arrogance and nastiness.”

    bravo KC, fabulous post. Ortmeyer was my favorite guy on the team, he may not have been the greatest offensive force, but he took the body, he played heads up, and the dude blocked shots like another goalie. I hope he’s playin when I go see the game on the 12th. LOVED HIM

    and yea, YETI is a sore freakin loser! Damn, you owe the money, you pay it. Damn I despise this guy more and more as the seasons and years progress!! The game passed this guy by years ago, but we’re stuck with his arrogance and stupidity for as long as they both ( him and dolan) shall live. GOD HELP US!

  235. MALONEY IS CROSSING OVER TO THE DARK SIDE

    He used to speak his mind…he must have got the McMurty-Cuckoos nest lobotomy from the MSG nurse Ratchet

  236. 1st year of the youth movement under Sather The HMO Line where are they now and did they really ever stand a chance?

  237. on the radio they were singing high praise for Redden… I wonder if Dave got in trouble for his Hockey Live comments… he said the elitet players on our team aren’t playing well and when that happens you become a mediocre team.

  238. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    “Linda Ya Slay Me ;) Maybe we could do a video of Tom and Perry doin the Colonic Shuffle Down to Mijami. Music by Will Smith and a cameo by Crockett and Tubbs. And youre dead on with the Yeti mancrush by Dolan. I have a very close friend ;) in the MSG heiarchy and she says when Dolan visits Sather in the war room thats its like a scene out of the movie 10 where Dudley Moore is running towards Bo Derek”

    love the music video idea kurt, we gotta get that done!!!

    The Yeti Dolan man crush being justified by your friend is just disturbing on sooooooooo many levels! Some of the word pictures you guys paint in here just make my brain melt and my eyes bleed!

    “Linda, it makes us realists, the only one that might be tradeable is Rosival. Other than that, as long as the cigar toting, Mr. I have not had a winner since the 80’s guy, is still in charge, this team will continue to disappoint.”

    swizz, again, you are correct. Thanks for the reply!

  239. I will be at the Isles game on Wed. nite, and will try and start chants of Fire Sather throughout the course of the game.

  240. Doodie Machetto on

    Hollweg sucks, Ortmeyer sucks, Moore is having a fluke season, but otherwise, sucks. That’s what happened. They were full of energy and fun to watch, but face it, they sucked.

  241. Well gnite all time for a expresso martini and night on the town. Remember stay tuned same bat channel same bat time

  242. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    agravaine, we’re in section 215 i think! i am gonna get a big white piece of oaktag and just do it up! hopefully they wont confiscate it.

  243. Linda...GOD SAVE THE KING on

    alright you crazy kids! thanks for another night of sanity saving! have a good one!

  244. Doodie Machetto on

    All energy and no hands. Try all you want to defend them (and I LOVED Orty), but they sucked. end of story

  245. Linda,

    you’re a Ranger fan heading in with a sign directed to the Rangers… they won’t care…

    besides the security is too busy making sure no one sneaks in catfish :)

    I’ll try and bring a sign as well… dunno I will have family with me that isn’t to into hockey… don’t want to embarrass them (you know that family we are heading down there to visit…)

    My Mum is so pissed the bar we love (The Stage) is now smoke free… she just found out… part of what she and my sister loved about Nashville was that you could still drink and smoke at the same time….

    I don’t remember how are beer prices in Nashville, cause with this team I am going to need a drink….

  246. Hard to believe that somebody, anybody in Ranger management didn’t slip a roofie into Genius’s layer cake before he shoveled $38 million Redden’s way. Redden is the laziest, most careless m-f-er I’ve ever seen. We are being failed, hijacked, whatever by our four highest paid cap thieves. Gomez and Drury: utterly useless.

  247. I have no words for Redden…it’s a complete disaster; I’ve never seen anything like this cost/quality ratio… And as a Rangers fan I’ve seen a lot.

  248. ford, 100% correct. Maloney has crossed over. Maybe watching a pathetic team for so long jaded his judgment.

  249. It’s a different story with Gomez and Drury. As bad as they are, you still have a hope, a fading one but you do.
    With Redden it’s a done deal, it’s absolutely hopeless, it’s a catastrophe that we’ll have to live with for at least couple of years.

  250. pretty perceptive, Carp.

    play Prucha, put pressure on Panthers

    puck prodigy produces points

    procrastination puts off progress

  251. midnight messaging on boisterous blogs produces perfectly imbecilic individuals doing dangerously disastrous work when we ought to totally focus our fingers…. oh well…

  252. Emily Dickinson

    GOOD night! which put the candle out?
    A jealous zephyr, not a doubt.
    Ah! friend, you little knew
    How long at that celestial wick
    The angels labored diligent; 5
    Extinguished, now, for you!

    It might have been the lighthouse spark
    Some sailor, rowing in the dark,
    Had importuned to see!
    It might have been the waning lamp 10
    That lit the drummer from the camp
    To purer reveille!

    me
    Good night…

  253. Doodie Machetto
    February 13th, 2009 at 10:50 pm
    Hollweg sucks, Ortmeyer sucks, Moore is having a fluke season, but otherwise, sucks. That’s what happened. They were full of energy and fun to watch, but face it, they sucked.

    moore is a better player than EL Capitan. i think mooore is going be a 45-50 point guy for a nice while.

  254. Moore is a smart, quick forward who has developed nicely in Toronto. He pissed off Sather with the arbitration stuff, and unwisely was banished.

    All the Prucha stuff is valid, and the call to get rid of that stiff Voros even more so. But not enough is said about Renney’s misuse of those he does play. Zherdev should be the starting point in putting together a top line: put Naslund with him and watch the 2 of them do some great things with the puck — i’d even try Dubi between them at center. Then pair up Korpi and Callahan for the next line,and go from there. For the PP, stop with this automatic Drury-Gomez crap,and start with Zherdev; you have to actually move around to create mini-advantages for an effective PP instead of wasting time with Voros-the-stiff in front. And finally, as Ford and others have explained nicely, pressure the puck with a real forecheck, not this pull-back nonsense (at which Drury seems to be a master). This is the type of stuff that needs to be discussed and that should lead to an immediate coaching change.

  255. t

    Drury works nicely with Cally (he did last year it was he Cally and Avery I think when Jagr and Straka played with Dubi) and he was pretty good with them against Washington… so I’d go with him in that slot.

    That leaves a line of Dawes Gomez and Prucha? Or do you move Sjo up to the third line?

    They do need a more aggressive (as in non-non-existent) forecheck though for certain!!!!

  256. I guess there’s still enough delirious people out there. In that article that Kaspar posted, there is a link on the side that asks, “Can Brandon Dubinsky and the Rangers win the Atlantic Division?” About 56% of respondents have said yes.

    I didn’t get to watch the game Friday night, but I may watch the Rangers rewind at noon if I feel up to it. However, it sounds like a typical frustration from not being able to pressure a team coming off a game the night before, just like last Friday!! I am happy for Florida because I want to see them make it into the playoffs since I feel like they deserve a little more fan support, and this will be one less spot for Crosby to make it!

  257. Let’s face it, this team just sucks to root for. They’re mediocre, their effort is half-assed, they know how to say all the right things but their actions reveal their lack of actual ability and dedication, and their coaching and management simply don’t seem to care or know what to do.

    It’s a big bummer.

    But…still….

    LGR!

  258. All Hail King Henrik on

    All Hail King Henrik…the rest of the team is terrible.

    *three or four exceptions.

  259. ah, i just wish they lost by 5-0 or something, yet another SO game and a loss is so fkin painful, I HATE IT! they gave hope of scoring some goals after the caps game, and now they score 1, ONE GOAL AGAIN!=!=!==!!`??!!? i literally wanna turn my house upside down right now, JUST LOOK AT REDDEN!?!? DOES HE NOT UNDERSTAND THAT HE UNDER ALL CRITICISM IN THE WORLD!?!? WHY ISNT HE DOING SOMETHING, just sod off REDDEN, dont u understand something for yourself? go to hell with everything, LUNDQVIST IS PLAYING HISS ARSE OFF AND NON OF THE OTHER RANGER PLAYERS IS EVEN SKATING.

    TRADE LUNDQVIST TO DETROIT SO HE ATLEAST CAN KILL OFF ALL MARTYS RECORD. this whole organization is just KILLING all the fans!!!!!!!!!

  260. mikey mcdick section 312 on

    i am glad i was in Albany this weekend because when we tried to watch the game it ended up being blacked out to the sabres sharks game. Sabres play some pretty exciting hockey. I hate our team now; we really are the laughing stock of the league, can we ever win a game in regulation? Im sorry but im not fully sold on the bruins. i predict the sabres and the sharks in the finals, that was such an intense game beginning to end.

  261. ..good thing coach accountability benched Reitz in the second for being on the ice for a goal against…Kalinin’s coming back no doubt…

    …as for Wade Redden…what can you say…there have been many, many players over the years whom I’ve disliked…who came here to get rich, not care and underperform…thieves, literally…I don’t care so much that they rob Dolan of his money…I do care that they rob Ranger fans, that they wear the sweater with no pride whatsoever…simply put, Wade Redden makes me sick…Renney makes me sicker for knowing Redden is a thief and doing nothing about it…go ahead Tom, bench Reitz…scratch Prucha…for these 2 guys are guilty—of caring, of giving all they have, of taking pride in the sweater…Tom Renney, you are the worst…with each game, you cement your place with this fan as the coaching equivalent of Wade Redden—for you too disrespect the sweater and the fans by enabling and allowing crooks like Redden to wear our original 6 sweater…you think you are a man of integrity—I say you are not.

  262. ..good thing coach accountability benched Reitz in the second for being on the ice for a goal agaynst…Kalinin’s coming back no doubt…

    …as for Wade Redden…what can you say…there have been many, many players over the years whom I’ve disliked…who came here to get rich, not care and underperform…thieves, literally…I don’t care so much that they rob Dolan of his money…I do care that they rob Ranger fans, that they wear the sweater with no pride whatsoever…simply put, Wade Redden makes me sick…Renney makes me sicker for knowing Redden is a thief and doing nothing about it…go ahead Tom, bench Reitz…scratch Prucha…for these 2 guys are guilty…of caring, of giving all they have, of taking pride in the sweater…Tom Renney, you are the worst…with each game, you cement your place with this fan as the coaching equivalent of Wade Redden—for you too disrespect the sweater and the fans by enabling and allowing crooks like Redden to wear our original 6 sweater…you think you are a man of integrity…I say you are not.

  263. Glen Sather’s Greatest Ranger Acquisitions:

    Adam Graves signed with Rangers as a restricted free agent on Sept. 3, 1991. Nine days later, Edmonton received Troy Mallette as compensation for the signing.

    Mark Messier traded to Rangers by Edmonton with future considerations (Jeff Beukeboom) for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice and Louie DeBrusk on Oct. 4, 1991

    Kevin Lowe traded to Rangers by Edmonton in exchange for Roman Oksiuta and 1993 third-round draft pick (Alexander Kerch) on Dec. 11, 1992.

    Thanks Glen. Now please die.

  264. If you listened closely, Maloney actually took a jab at Redden there, while paying him a backhanded compliment. He said, this was a good game for Redden, and he said, “Wade Redden can be an effective player when he is not OBLIVIOUS to the play and what is going on around him.” He was actually saying that it is rare with Redden isn’t oblivious this year. Go back and watch the post game again and listen closely, because I did a few times.

  265. lennynyr has never heard of Neil Smith, or us putting us on. Don’t waste people’s time or space, schmuck, unless you are really ORR and it is in your DNA.

  266. Nasty, no big deal about Maloney, he’s not the problem with this team, it’s the 3 stooges. I don’t have to name them do I?

    Hint: Nobody who posts here, as far as I know.

  267. Caketalk, Smith made mistakes but he’s done something Sather never did, he won a cup for the Rangers!!

  268. Linda...GOD SAVE THE NEW YORK RANGERS on

    “Glen Sather’s Greatest Ranger Acquisitions:

    Adam Graves signed with Rangers as a restricted free agent on Sept. 3, 1991. Nine days later, Edmonton received Troy Mallette as compensation for the signing.

    Mark Messier traded to Rangers by Edmonton with future considerations (Jeff Beukeboom) for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice and Louie DeBrusk on Oct. 4, 1991

    Kevin Lowe traded to Rangers by Edmonton in exchange for Roman Oksiuta and 1993 third-round draft pick (Alexander Kerch) on Dec. 11, 1992.

    Thanks Glen. Now please die.”

    I knew it was a long time since this asshat actually had a pulse, but 1992!?!? Since then, what exactly besides getting Jagr at discount and Shanny? I won’t exactly give him credit for Lundqvist.

    Maybe Sather IS dead, and they have him froze kinda like Walt Disney and Ted Williams, and every once in a while they defrost him for appearances. How else do you explain 7 million to Gomez, Drury, 6 mill per year to a washed up defenseman who lost his game what, 3 years ago, and 5 bills to Roszie who just seems to have lost himself half the time. We won’t even go into Kalinin. As SANE, lively, smart man would NOT have done those deals that have handcuffed this team for the next 5 years. DAMN YOU YETI and your suspended animation existence and your disdain for the franchise you run, and the fans of the team. I hate this guy more and more each day, and I didnt think that possible.

  269. Linda...GOD SAVE THE NEW YORK RANGERS on

    agravaine, i will be so happy if preds security lets me in with a sign! I think my fiance will be embarrassed with me bringing it, but hell, us fans going to games out of the greater NY area have GOT to make our opinions heard too! I wish I was artistic I’d put several things on it. I have a feeling Pru may be gone by the time our game rolls around, so it just might be the FIRE SATHER one. It’d be awesome if they traded him TO the Preds and he scored a freakin double hat trick against them lol!!!

    It’s so depressing knowing we have to see the gaunt, skeletor like visage of winter warlock for 5 more years…my whole body shudders to the core of my being over that… AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY!!!

  270. YETI!

    I love it.

    I can just see him walking like that film footage of bigfoot… but with a cigar in one hand and leaving a wake of thrown away $$$ behind him.

  271. jerkins perkins(mike in ia)
    February 13th, 2009 at 8:54 pm
    when is this team gonna get in the game? im sick of this crap. i have now joined the dark side of the force. wd40, true- etc.. teach me thy ways. i have now officially turned
    ……………

    Welcome, young paduwon learner. We will teach you the TRUE ways of the force. There are several lessons to be learned from last night:

    1) There are no gods, before THE KING.
    2) Thou shalt not ridicule the 4th line, unless it is to prove Tom Renney overplays them, as they do their job better than most.
    3) Patients is a virtue, just ask young Petr Prucha…
    4) Unless it concerns over-throwing the czar, Tom Renney. Alas, we can only pray this endeavor prevails before the end of our days (this season).

    Welcome to the dark side, you still have much to learn, but there are many here who are wise and willing to teach you in their old age (wd40, salty, ford, dubi or not dubi).

  272. Linda...GOD SAVE THE NEW YORK RANGERS on

    wait a second, i know i just woke up, but wasnt Neil Smith the GM that did all that???? Sather hasnt done diddly! Oh man, next time I’ll make sure I’m fully awake before posting!!!!

  273. Linda...GOD SAVE THE NEW YORK RANGERS on

    someone needs to photoshopt sathers hideous face onto the video of big foot! i love your cigar and a trail of money enhancements. That is exactly what this freak show of a gm is. Like I said, genius with Edmonton, comes to NY with daddy warbucks money and becomes some drooling psycho in a depends, with any iota of sanity gone with the appearance of the monopoly money. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR DAMN YOU SATHER, ruining my Valentines Day you rat bastage!!

    wow, i think i need some chocolate lol!

  274. Linda, Sather was the GM of Edmonton when he gave Smith all those gifts. My point is that Sather has done more to help the Rangers as Edmonton GM than he has as Ranger GM.

    Grab another cup of coffee. :)

  275. Every game this coach does NOTHING to fix a PP that has struggled (to put it mildly) for YEARS NOW… is an indictment on him.

    This team is the worst hockey club on NHL ice with the man advantage with Gomez, Drury, Zherdev, and Naslund out there.

    DO SOMETHING RENNEY!!!

  276. zZzZ 13 ZzZz rules!! on

    Poor Petr Prucha played with passion and now ponders on the pine . I pity Petr I perfer a place he can play. Prucha puts proper pressure on the puck but is not picked to play.

  277. Someone tell me why the hell the first 2 guys in the shootout, shot from way out making Vokoun not even have to make a tough save… basically, all he had to do was have his angles right and the puck would hit him.

  278. Linda...GOD SAVE THE NEW YORK RANGERS on

    “Linda, Sather was the GM of Edmonton when he gave Smith all those gifts. My point is that Sather has done more to help the Rangers as Edmonton GM than he has as Ranger GM.

    Grab another cup of coffee. :)”

    yea lenny, i figured that out after i made a complete sather outta myself! thanks for not callin me out too badly lol!!! are you the same lennynyr from zips blog?

    and yes, i will get myself a nice chocolate candy that you very much!

  279. Riche’ he is doing something. Prucha sits, REdden is on the point, he does not allow creativity (see Jagr and all his fustration on the PP) Renney has gottten the team he wanted. No Jagr, or Shannahan to question his authority, and now no way for us to hope for change because he thinks he knows everything.

  280. I said before and I’ll say it again. Sather came here to mess up a big money American franchise, because just before he came here he said that they were reuining Canadian hockey. Look it up, this was big news just before the Pompous ass came here. There are teams in the league who will not trade with us because of an extreme dislike for Sather.

  281. Linda, I’m the same lennynyr from all over Ranger land. I am public enemy #1 for those Ranger fans drinking the kool-aid.

  282. Linda...GOD SAVE THE NEW YORK RANGERS on

    lenny, i’ve enjoyed reading your stuff on zips blog. good to catch up with you here.

  283. Ha ha, not too many enjoy reading my posts but lately notice less opposition and more support for them. One of my biggest nemesis is one Margaret Hurley, hear she is a great ice skater and makes great cookies and hands them out in her 400 section.

    She just can’t separate her crush on Renney personally with his coaching ability, poor girl. You won’t be getting any cookies now either. |~)

  284. Linda...GOD SAVE THE NEW YORK RANGERS on

    to heck with her, not only do i make awesome cookies, but a yummy cheesecake and my lasagna is famous, especially here in Alabama, where they think Pizza Hut is Italian food!

    Those guys on zips blog are a blast, but I”m tellin you, some of the ones here are just insanely funny.

    Someone with a crush on Renney?? Does it rival the Dolan Sather one?

    Hope all of you had a Happy Valentines Day, now for tomorrows massacre….;-)

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