Montreal tonight


This is make or break for the Rangers tonight, no other way to put it. Nik Antropov (left knee) is playing, which Rangers coach John Tortorella said earlier tonight. Montreal is 41-28-10 and in seventh place in the standings, while the Rangers are 40-30-9 and in eighth. With 89 points, the Rangers are tied with Florida but have the tiebreak with three games remaining. The game is on MSG Plus.

If you missed the chat today, you can catch the replay of Rangers Report live chat. Scroll down to the Rangers Report and click, then click “on demand” and select today’s chat. More after the game from Madison Square Garden.

Update: The winner of the Steven McDonald extra effort award this season, as voted by the fans, is Ryan Callahan.

Starting players: Paul Mara, Derek Morris, Sean Avery, Nik Antropov, Scott Gomez and Henrik Lundqvist.

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  1. Stupid Upstate! Stupid MSG playing Knicks bios and 50 KOs instead of the Rangers game! Brilliant scheduling you… you tampons! Grr!

  2. I always love this time of year. It’s weird how the weather starts to get warmer and all it makes me think is the playoffs on ice! I wish I was in the city. I will be listening to the rangers game while watching the flyers tonight since I am in philly. I have a small part of me that would love to see Florida and NY Rangers win out and potentially knock out the Cryers.

  3. according to zipay these r the lines


    i guess torts thought my question made sense

  4. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    matt r- u think naslund should be on the 2nd line? i think maybe the 3rd with drury.

  5. Watch Dubi move up or whatever you call it to play with Cali…I almost guarantee that this adjustment will be made…

  6. The Rangers will win tonight in regulation. A win like the one last week over NJ. And everyone will wildly swing once again on the pendulum.

  7. Dear MSG(+) guys,

    I’m sorry I called you all tampons. According to my tv I am watching the Knicks Poetry Slam, but it sure looks like the pregame show to me.

    I just at a bunch of tortellini for good luck. LETS GO RANGERS!!!

  8. According to Joe Micheletti the players care so much that they can’t score goals? HHMMM… maybe they shouldn’t care and goals will come… although that strategy doesn’t work for Drury.

  9. We have to put the puck at the net EVERY time we have it. Please already. Just throw it towards the net. Please already. Just do that for me. Please. Please.

  10. effort will determine this one.

    will over skill

    who wants it more

    everyone play like Cally

    the Steven McDonald winner, I hope

  11. we need to put anro n avery in front of the night all night long. We need to start to just rip shots and see what happens crash the net. I remember when i was young which was 5 years ago ha all my coaches used to say was crach the net and good things happen. Why cant we do this? dubi always take the puk around the net… screw that take it head on and c where th puck gos

  12. Ok then Cally has to get it. For a minute there I was surprised that it was Dubi this year.

  13. Workin on it, Mike/Jerkins. I’m already on my 2nd beer and nothing’s happened yet.

  14. I have MSG+ because I live in the right part of the town (Brooklyn that is) but I really don’t get why the game isn’t on MSG tonight? It’s a home game and an important game! How’s Knicks poetry slam and Knicks in general more important than the Rangers?

  15. CCCP-
    And to think as of Sunday this game was going to be on the OVERFLOW channels- crappy and no HD- at least they moved it to HD. I emailed MSG and Crappyvision about 25 times each. Glad they moved it!

  16. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Rules !! says Greg L. on

    Biggest game of the year!!!!!!!!!!! OMG im freaking out!!!!!!!!!1

  17. Dopplerbob

    exactly… they wanted to ditch the game completely by showing it on some MARS channel! Disgrace

  18. Doodie Machetto on

    WTF/ An award for extra effort and Redden isn’t the RUNAWAY winner? I *DEMAND* A RECOUNT!

  19. I love the award but it makes me feel old…seems like only last year Connor was like 5 and now he’s a grown man

    wtg Cally, that was a slam dunk

  20. its called a joke bro and he played harder in those 28 games then the entire team did in boston

  21. No Country For Old Rangers on

    Staal at his worst is better than Redden at his absolute best

  22. Doodie Machetto on

    Sally go to a sports bar if you want to see the game in HD but dont have an HDTV. go have dinner and a few drinks while youre at it.

  23. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    staal, if he had a shot, would be leetch. cally is the new graves, and drury, is ehh mactavish, not messier

  24. Doodie Machetto on


    WAKE UP!

  25. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    too much pressure tonight. we dont look like we are confident. torts has to get this team to get a good forecheck goin. habs look fresher than we do. not good. sorry steven macdonald, rangers are too nervous to dop anything good right now

  26. Think we’ve had some nice moments tonight: Staal’s rush down the ice, Avery’s shot, Cally’s shorthanded effort and shot…

    But over all we’ve been outplayed. I’m hoping MTL will wear down as the game goes on, but it’s no secret the Rangers are terrible in the 3rd, so who knows…

  27. “wow, were gonna lose this” Unreal comment.

    Tighten your diaper, mike. Show some sack for once.

  28. Doodie Machetto on

    Thank God it’s Price. Price and Halak is one of those scenarios like Lehtonen and Hedberg. We own the starter, but the backup usually gives us a hard time.

  29. DRUUUUUUUUUUUURY!!! That’s a huge goal for us… hopefully will bring some confidence!

  30. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    thank god. i really wanna like dru. i do, so hopefully he gets a lot more clutch goals in the playoffs

  31. True Fans Bleed RW&B on


    You once said you’d trade Lundqvist for Price, straight-up. No?

    * Thank God it’s Price

  32. 21st of the season for drury? damn straight. ALl those habs fans up in montreal are already rioting probably.

  33. Doodie, I go to sports bars sometimes but it’s too expensive for every game. Maybe I’ll win the lotto and I can get a new tv, but I guess I’d have to start playing…


  34. I love how duby just got two minutes for the same thing orr did against the pens but orr got 5. haha i love the NEW NHL! WOW!

  35. yay. we’re so amazing… Stupid play by Drury to shoot it like that. He should have kept it low and just get the faceoff..

  36. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    doobs needs to at least be smart. were home and were takin 2 many penalties. stupid polak

  37. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    yea its drurys fault we have a dud goalie and a stupid player like dubinsky

  38. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    avery doin his thing!!!!! just think, we couldve had voros instead!!!!!!!

  39. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    yea and the one shot hank shouldve stopped, he didnt. hes really becomin more average every game he plays.

  40. what i like about Antro is his shot always accurate and hard… something i cant say about all other Ranger players.

  41. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    wow what a shot! but yea, we should be up 2-0. cant stan\d how they play down to their opponent

  42. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    miami- redden isnt the one who took bad penalties. doobs and naslund did. redden just got called for it. redden has been fine.

  43. I haven’t even watched the game, i’m in Belgium trying to listen in …

    Nevertheless, I’m sure Redden has been his usual stellar self ….

  44. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    cccp- if torts doesnt get them fired up to finish this lousy team off im gonna question his coaching ability. doobs should be benched the whole 2nd period for that satupid penalty

  45. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    redden has been fine like i said. stop messin wit him because of his contract

  46. Are you kidding me? Redden is (honestly) a freaking genius … that he can actually pull off the contract he got is a testament to his intellect (or agent’s) …

  47. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Rules !! says Greg L. on

    easy Mike , Ya don’t bench Dubbie for a 2 min penalty…we need his grit.

  48. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    miamijohn- hey, id do the same trhing as wade ya know. you should bitch sather out for signing him. but yea, redden played fine. doobs made a dumb play, cost us the lead. cally, avery, dru, and staal are playin good. nazzy is doin alright too, wish he wasnt so soft though. only good thing is he has a shot. and that is failing him lately

  49. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    greg, im not goin easy on doofinsky ok. he needs to not take that penalty. we would lead 1-0 at the end if not for that dumb penalty


    The elite goaltender Gives up a bad goal to a guy or had score 3 effin goals all season!!


  51. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    hey shoryuken, lay off al!! if we didnt have him wed have to listen to giannone!!!

  52. got here late….
    very happy to see Cally get the Extra Effort Award.
    voted him for him. he deserved it!
    based on Tortorella’s smile/wink
    and comments earlier in the day about
    how he thinks that Cally will score 30-35 next year
    i’m thinking that he’ll be resigned……somehow someway.

  53. you know what ive noticed… every game morris gets less minutes than Redden. is Morris worse than redden? i sure dont think so…

  54. Shoruyken – lay off Lundqvist? What is he your wife?

    Why do some of you guys keep making excuses for Lundqvist. You say that he was screened? Most goals nowadays come off screens. Come on B, he’s gotta make that save!!

  55. NovaScotiaRangerFan on

    Can I ask a question I’ve been wondering for a long time….do N.H.L. players get paid for playing in the playoffs? If not, it explains the slow gradual decline of our team until we are hanging onto a playoff spot ahead of the powerful Panthers…geez!

  56. caspar europe on

    honestly, its hard to see rangers winning this game, i never get a grip in how they will play..their offence is so soft!

  57. hey RICK!
    2 quick things.

    1) watched the live chat. nice job by you and Jane.
    makes me wonder if Sather will stick around because his ego will want him to clean up this current mess. maybe he’ll get rid of some and add others who can play more to Tortorella’s style.

    2) news not very good in regards to golden Golden Retriever
    Sugaree Blue Ranger. local vets and then a second opinion by the ones at Ohio State University gave same diagnosis — tumor on his heart
    and a big question mark as to how long he’ll be around (days? weeks? a couple months?) he’s his regular energetic lovable self right now but that could change as quickly as a Ranger lead. it’s tough how deep Man’s Best Friend can burrow into heart…

  58. lobster y dont u go drown yourself in a toiletbowl

    Mike, that was pretty cute. I can’t wait to read your next bit of witty insight.

  59. onecupin69+years on

    Great shot by Drury

    dumb penalty by Dumb- insky
    hitting is great but open your eyes.
    Avery had a good period.
    But except for a few good times, they looked disorganized, will someone step up ,please?

  60. way to go BamBam!!!!
    that’s called CRASHING THE NET!

    (hey. i’m still majorly bummed about my dog but i can still celebrate a goal!!)

  61. Well that’s another use for size…if he was 1 inch smaller he misses that. lol

  62. Morris with a perfect pass to THEIR point. Cmon guys. every pass has to be thought about

  63. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    aggie- the pansies are fighting for their p=layoff lives. flowers arent

  64. lol I thought the banner ad said ‘beacon theater: a new york legend Redden’

  65. Mmmmm…delicious Chinese takeout…

    I got your order, CCCP, but unless you’re coming to pick it up it looks as though it will just have to be tomorrow’s lunch.

  66. look,

    love him or hate him…
    Avery is the opposite of every player who comes to NY in any sport and does nothing for big $

  67. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    if ever there was a clutch game for dru to score, this was it!!!

  68. people think that drury is going to be clutch all the time normal every day games arent the big times even if we think they are end of the season and playoffs is when he comes alive

  69. i was at the game when drury scored with 7.7 seconds left in the playoffs. i will always respect the way he plays. He might not be a 50 goal scorer he might not make big game guarantees but hes not as bad as everyone wants to believe.

  70. Chris,

    the reason Avery doesn’t make big money is because he screwed up big time. He doesn’t play for less by choice.

    Nice try though.

  71. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    jane- you did a wonderful job in the livechat!! very smooth and muy caliente!!!

  72. Jeff, everyone knows that Lundqvist, Dubinsky and Callahan are obviously the worst guys on the team.

  73. did the Canadians bring the Montreal rules
    with them??

    i’ve seen not called already holding of the stick, holding the jersey, trip on Avery at beginning of the game…

    there’s the idea of letting the players decide, but this is a joke.

  74. this is ranger hockey at its best here guys if they play lkike this they ar un beatable

  75. caspar europe on

    i must say i like that redden is shooting this much, its better than when he actually keeps the puck?

  76. Now, the question is are the Rangers actually playing real hockey because the Habs are tired and without Markhov and Schnieder or are they turning the corner…

  77. wow what great puck possession passes were getting through they kept the puck in…who are these guys

  78. yes, i was kidding about taking the award back.
    can’t help my sarcasm at times…….in my genetic code.

  79. I think i misstated

    I was trying to say he for some reason cant get it done anywhere else but he gets it done here.

  80. the Habs are tiring from last night, and the Rangers are really turning up the heat now.

    great effort this period

  81. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    davymax- this is the rangers with their captain actually playing his ass off and leading this team!!

  82. Agravaine,

    Do you have some sort of script that whenever someone mentions Avery you counter with Cally? ;)

  83. I hope so Mike. I’ve always been a Drury fan. Just wish he were better throughout the season.

  84. Doodie Machetto on

    That’s two big one-timers by Redden on that PP. That’s 3 more than he’s had all season. That’s right, 3; he gets -1 for all of those [limp]wristers he telegraphs.

  85. if Montreal is tired. who cares?
    that’s the hand that’s been dealt and
    they’ve got to deal with and we’ve got
    to make sure that we don’t give ’em an
    openings in the 3rd period.

    THE THIRD PERIOD AWAITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. i really wish sam the great was with us for this win he has stuck with us and this blog through the tough times

  87. people think that drury is going to be clutch all the time normal every day games arent the big times even if we think they are end of the season and playoffs is when he comes alive


    honestly, this is BS.

    Drury has shown that he is a DUD this season.

    no matter what Drury does tonight, the rest of the season, it’s too little too late.

    I will give him credit though he looks real good tonight.

    I still would love to see the stripped of the C, and ultimately gone… we never should have gotten him. This isn’t the first “big game” of the season by any means…. cmon.

  88. crunch time. they have been awful in the 3rd periods lately. will they this time give the big effort or will they hang back and watch again?

  89. Not sure if they showed it on TV but the team pretty much got a standing O at the end of the second. How about that diving goal from Antropov, looks like the knee is better, either that or he’s feeling no pain…

  90. Great period. Price SUCKS, Habs are going nowhere, treat them like the losers they are !!!

    20 more minutes, and we live for another day.

    Go Rangers, Go Hawks, Go Blues !!

    And finally Drury is stepping up, and scoring some goals, hopefully he can show up again, instead of disappearing for another ten games.

    Finish them off !!!

  91. Sally April 7th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I heard Antro is 9’13” and 300 lbs.

    Shaq plays hockey?

  92. antropov has this kind of cat-like “i-dont-care-about-shit”-attitude about him that i kind of like. reminiscent of early day fedorov. except for the skill.

  93. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    hey, ya know what, ive been one of the biggest drury bashers on here, but hes playin like a captain should be. i applaud him tonight. but he neeeds to `do this evry night and into the playoffs if we get there. but cally has been the catalyst for those goals. i hope dru can live up to expectations. i like the guy. he just needs to bring it like this everynight and not when our backs are against the wall.

  94. We should sign the biggest fattest person we can find to play goalie. He’ll be so big that his fatness will take up the entire net and shots won’t go in because his fat will absorb them. Then again….Lucky Lou and the Devil Crew might sue us for taking their idea.


  95. caspar europe April 7th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    i keep laughing everytime i see antros goal, love his DIVE———-))

    I heard he learned how to dive like that from Crosby.

  96. i hope dru can live up to expectations.


    Honestly, how can you SAY this?

    He already HAS NOT lived up to even *reasonable* expectations in his 2 seasons here. He sucks, he’s lucky we have Redden to take the focus off him. That is the truth.

  97. salty – there have been big games but they havent been do or die that game in boston was huge but it wasnt do or die we still had 2 points on florida now that they are tied its time for him to come alive.

    he isnt a dud people just have so much expectation because of his contract size hes a 25 goal scorer and an excellent defensive player…and you notice him more when he makes mistakes because of his contract size…you people think that messier was never on for a goal against come on

  98. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    matt k- i just had an epiphany. we wont win the cup this year. wahhhhhhhhh

  99. Drury scores two goals….blind squirrel – nut reference.

    They better not blow it. THEY BETTER NOT BLOW IT!!!

  100. Remember when scoring 3 goals in a game was unheard of?

    No lead is safe so the Rangers have to bring the pain. However, if I recall the meltdowns against Montreal and Toronto were in their buildings.

    No commercials, NO MERCY!!!!!!!!!

  101. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    yea salty, listen to deja, she knows more about hockey than you!!!

  102. Actually Drury is playing exactly how we signed him. His whole career he put up 50-60-70 point seasons in that area. Yeah this year was a let down for him, but last year was an average year for him. Same with Gomez, he’s a 60 point player. Jagr was good for about 80-90 points himself which is probably why your pissed right?

  103. ok Iv only caught the last 10min of the 2nd to now so far..

    is that subway thing on the glass? and is that legal?

  104. did anyone notice the big subway signs behid the nets on the glass? is it just me or is that nuts i have never seen this before

  105. If the Rangers play like this every game, we’re hard to beat. We’re just so inconsistent though.

  106. jcalz88 April 7th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    did anyone notice the big subway signs behid the nets on the glass? is it just me or is that nuts i have never seen this before

    Nop it’s new.

  107. guys i know why its there the rangers really started to play hockey so subway figured why not jump in and get some advertising haaaa

  108. caspar europe on

    did maaaarty put those subway stickers up there, since he dont stop pucks against Toronto..

  109. A game has to be “do or die” for Drury to even show up?

    just stop. the guy is a 2nd/3rd line player at best.

    if he was a real leader, we probably wouldn’t EVER be in “do or die” situations.

    So easy to defend Drury when he scores a couple of goals. Come off it. He is the biggest waste of money, 2nd only to Redden who should hardly be in the NHL.

  110. Oops, my cat stepped on the keyboard… What I meant to write was:

    TSN, you are awesome.

  111. man, the bounces are not going in this period. they are playing good, but just missing more goals

  112. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    salty- please man, just shut up and enjoy it. were getting what we have asked from dru ok. why bitch about anything now”?

  113. typical canadian hockey, and by canadian hockey i mean the refs wont call penalties on them no matter how obvious

  114. caspar europe on

    how come MSG is looks so damn dark in some games and more lighten up like today?well well, sometimes msg just looks so friggin dark, put some lights up in the roof!?

  115. Pretty sure the Subway thing is a digital ad. On one of the replays from the end zone it did not appear. IT IS ANNOYING AS HELL! Doesn’t Dolan make enough money already? Jeziz…

  116. yea, islanders have a wopping 10 shots on net. Even if every one of their shots went in they’d only be up by 2.

  117. hey salt at what point did i say he was more than a 2/3 line player thats exactly the point i was making that everyone THINKS hes a TOP line guy but hes not but hes not as bad as you think he is

  118. and i was trying to explain that whenever he doesn’t score in a game people throw out where is the clutch goal scorer we are supposed to have and every day situations aren’t “clutch”.

    what do you have to say about the rest of the team when this guy you say is a dud is one of the top goal scorers on the team.

  119. I love when you hear that little bit of surprise in Sam’s voice when he says the Rangers are doing something well.

  120. caspar europe on

    lol is naslund soft, he must have granny-arms…he is just flipping the puck when he “shoots”

  121. Make that 9 goals for carolina. I hope they get ten so that they can have the same amount of goals as the other team has shots. I wonder if that has ever happened before

  122. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    i got ya back deja. i’ll smack tha fool upside the head that mess wit u

  123. So I don’t mean to get ahead of everything here… but after tonight Montreal has games against the Pens and Boston. Anyone think 7th is still a possibility?

  124. How would Buffalo be out. They could win out and the Rangers lose out and then Buffalo would win because they have the season series tie-break.. I don’t get it.

  125. salty- please man, just shut up and enjoy it. were getting what we have asked from dru ok. why bitch about anything now”?


    Because I know better. I know the difference between a player having a good night and “being good”.

    And I know here come all the absolute clowns saying “SEE DRURY IS CLUTCH!! YAY!!” are on their way, and anyone with a brain knows better, 2 season into this nightmare contract.

    *That’s why.* We’re still clawing for a spot BECAUSE Drury & Co have been useless as tits on a bull all year.

  126. I posted this afternoon that the Rangers would win 3-1. and that the flyers would beat Fla

    not bad predicting, eh?

  127. whathappened?
    stupid director shows people sitting on the bench than
    the possible scrum!

  128. and yes i’m a clown who knows nothing who doesnt watch every game and who doesn’t watch most isles and devils game. it most be so hard for you to not be able to sit there and bitch tonight

  129. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    salty- like patrick swayze said in roadhouse” youre too stupid to have a good time”

  130. interesting…..

    1) no shot of the team coming into the locker room

    2) the Extra Effort Award given tonight rather than last home game, which is what happened last season.

    (miss ya JD. come be our GM)

  131. mike in iowa

    You are the worst. Weather vane deluxe. Whichever way the wind is blowing. Go far far away.

    Reading your posts is like listening to my grandmother worrying about her regularity on the throne. You have nothing of value to contribute.


    For you to jump on HL after a scramble goal that banked in off the post shows what you know. Bupkis. All sizzle, no steak.

  132. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on


  133. as Steven McDonald said, “no freakin’ way” are they going to miss the playoffs.

  134. Dear Jane –

    I love the Rangers.

    You’re cute, will you marry me? No offense Carp, she is much better looking ;)

  135. onecupin69+years on

    Great clutch win by NY,
    they stayed out of the box and played disciplined hockey.
    WTF,WTF,WTF.. why are we subjected to those subway ads?
    I wish the fans would buy them and toss em on the ice or have a food fight in the stands, garbage food

  136. and yes i’m a clown who knows nothing who doesnt watch every game and who doesn’t watch most isles and devils game. it most be so hard for you to not be able to sit there and bitch tonight


    If you still find Drury to be “clutch”, “a leader”, and/or “worth the $7M cap hit”… after “watching” the last 2 seasons… you are more than just a clown. I will bite my tonuge though for tonight because it was indeed a good win and Drury did pull a great game out of his ass.

    The guy should be more ashamed than Jagr though, the sharp, cognizant fans here know why.

  137. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    oh riguere, one more thing, if u are so tightwrapped around the rangers that you have stopped enjoying when they win, just jump off a cliff ok. seriously riguere, whatever dude, have a bad night ok. be sad that our captain who actually came thru for once got is a win.

  138. I agree about the Subway ads. they were annoying and distracting. will Dolan stop at nothing to squeeze a few more dollars at the expense of the fans?

  139. Will all the idiots who think the goal Lundqvist allowed tonight was his “fault,” please raise your hands and go sit in the corner with a dunce cap.

  140. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    salty- then shut up if youre happy tonight!!! why are u bringin up stuff that means absolutely nothing!???? ytes we all know drury is overpaid. i wish he scored more and played like this more often, but seriously, how could u even be mad? he did what we all wished he would do. lifes short man, take it easy cheesy

  141. michelle in iowa

    Five minutes into this game, you wet your pants and posted that the Rangers would lose. I have a feeling I am enjoying this win far more than you are, puss.

  142. onecupin69+years on

    I know why Drury and dubinsky have had bad years ,make a fist and put it on your nose ,you can’t see squat much less a puck with a huge schnoz like they have.

  143. salty for real bro i never said he was worth the money quite the contrary bro. Hes a guy i want on my team but I do believe the price they paid for him was too much. I think he is a leader just not a vocal one. Ive stated before that I don’t think this team has the right personal all the way around to be a great team. I think that’s part of the reason we are fighting for a playoff spot you cant blame it all on Drury. Cause if you want to have it that way every time we win you should give all the praise to Drury.

    Salty you don’t have to score 50 goals to be a leader…mike eruzione.

  144. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    ok lets all be melodramatic and whine and moan about the win. ok. yea dru sucked. lets cry about it

  145. “as a captain, do you feel an extra sense of responsibility this time of year?”

    “Not really.”

    fck this guy.

  146. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    riguere, be mature ok, if u really want to get a point across you dont do it by namecalling. u actually have a point. now all im saying is be happy that we won. it doesnt mean im a drury fan. he just played real good tonight

  147. onecupin69+years on

    Give credit where credit is due, but for the most part ,a lot of guys didn’t earn their money this year, they had more off nights than on.

  148. nit pick nit pick nit pick bitch bitch bitch moan

    sorry to carps neice and nephew perkins

  149. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    damn shoryuken!!!! canes will be tough to face in the playoffs! great win tonight. finally drury won us a game. now, lets win again against philly!!

  150. Salty, no-one in this league except for a few guys “deserve” what they’re paid. All sport contracts are highly inflated. Drury is a team player, not a showboating superstar. Take him for what he is. Oh yea, he’s also a winner and a BIG-time playoff player. As far as I’m concerned, his real season is just beginning.

  151. Mike in iowa

    Mature?? You told me to jump off a cliff. Here’s why I know more than you and why you should not post here until and unless you grow a pair.

    Because I called this one before the puck dropped. You were messing your pants ten minutes into it.

    April 7th, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    The Rangers will win tonight in regulation. A win like the one last week over NJ. And everyone will wildly swing once again on the pendulum.”

  152. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    deja i had a feeling shoryuken would say that and “put it all into perspective” lol. this guy man! lol

  153. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    riguere since u put it that way, i cannot argue with you. but i will say this: u called it so u deserve some props. never had a prob wit u, so lets just leave it as is, you the man ok.

  154. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    were ranger fans ok riguere! lets just be happy we won. thats all im sayin. lol shoryukemn u crazy man!

  155. Peace and love, mike in iowa.

    Now hang in there ALL 60 MINUTES on Thursday vs. the Flyers, OK?

  156. I agree with Salty… so what Drury had a big game tonight where has he been all season, I don’t think he is a good leader at all. Callahan made those 2 plays for both of his goals. People always talk bad about Jagr but Jagr would never say dumb things like Drury says in his post game interviews.

  157. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on


  158. Ode to Wade Redden

    (to the tune of Lord of the Dance)

    Wade, Wade wherever you may be
    $39 mil’s a lot for crappy D
    You can’t hit
    You can’t score goals
    Wade Redden you’re a friggin a-hole

  159. This was a crucial win for the Rangers and I thought Drury, Cally, and Avery played especially well for us (It’s about time Drury showed up).

    I loved Antro’s play tonight too, his diving effort on his goal is the type of effort that all the Rangers should have game in and game out.

  160. Kevin, who would you rather pay 7 mil to? A guy who puts up 100 points in the reg season and craps out in the playoffs, or a guy who puts up 60-70 or so in the reg season, but gives you a big-time 15-20 playoff points?

  161. Why isnt anyone happy here?
    Thought I accidentally hit the Islanders blog….
    Someone tell the Canes they’re in already….ease up

  162. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    hey kaspar i tried havin a good time but some people here like bitching like little girls with their pereiod

  163. They Rangers will make the playoffs….then proceed to rip off an amazing run to the Cup Finals, and then beat San Jose in 5 games….

    Then we all can come to this blog and remind each other how much we love Drury, Gomer, Naslund, Redden, Rozy….


  164. riguere…In mike in iowa’s defense, and any Rangers fan who has doubts over the course of a period of hockey, a game, a season, or playoffs, this is only normal due to years of torment and pain watching this team.

    mike is true blue all the way, but sometimes as a Rangers fan, you think for the worse will happen so you are not too let down like always, but you are obviously hoping for the best

    I think I actually speak for mostly every one here

  165. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    hey liquid- i take it as it comes. they have a good game, i am happy. i dont hold grudges on players. but youre right. im njust happy they got the win. i was tryin to be cool to riguere and he had to be a smartass. all i said was lets be happy tonight we won a big game.

  166. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    but i had plenty of great convos with riguere. him and salty both. i am not tryin to be a dick.

  167. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    deja, yea my nerves are shot!!!

    jason- im happy, but i dont wanna get my hopes up quite yet. you know the rangers. but yea, im lovin the win tonight. captain dru fianlly came thru

  168. mike in iowa

    What’s the issue? I wrote you peace and love after your conciliatory post @ 10:14, but it clearly did not take effect.

    So let me lay it out as plainly as I can: I heard you and I accept your offer to lay down weaponry. All I ask is that you not panic in the first six minutes of a 0-0 game on Thursday against PHI as you did tonight against MTL.

    If that is too much to ask, fine. But that is all I am saying.

  169. I am so happy right now. I have not been this happy since the times when I used to fart w/o messing up my pants. Eh, good old times… (:

  170. LIQUID

    and don’t forget that Redden will score the Cup clinching goal in double overtime in game 5! And Mark Messiers Legacy will be wiped off!

  171. HUUUUGE win tonight.

    I would LOVE if everyone here could scroll up and read through the posts.

    Seriously shows how fickle 85% of the fans are on this board, and I like to think the fans here are more intelligent that most Rangers fans

    In one single, well played, Rangers VICTORY, people have:

    Made Drury out to be a savior because of 1 game
    Thrown Dubi under the bus for taking a TWO MINUTE minor
    Called Lundqvist a hack and suggested trading him
    Saying Redden’s 14mph shots on goal are an improvement
    Almost getting upset at Callahan for one play

    Seriously, stop being such fairweather fans. Its one thing to demand a certain level of play from your big guns. Its another to turn into Red Sox fans. Get a hold of yourselves and act like youve been a New York fan for more than a month you hacks.

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