Next week’s guest schedule


Wow! I was overwhelmed with people stepping up to volunteer to guest blog next week. The good news: I just found out I’m going to be taking two weeks of vacation now, and more later in September, so here will be a lot of opportunities. The bad news: I still don’t think we can fit in everybody who wants to do it.

I’m setting up the first week’s schedule mostly with regulars. Otherwise, Jane is stopping in on Wednesday and a friend of mine and hockey blogger who has wanted to do this for years and years is going to do Saturday. 

Some of you guys and gals, I couldn’t tell if you really wanted to do it or not (CCCP). So let me know because we will have at least two more weeks of guest posts coming.

This first week we also hope to have some art one day (or as many as she wants) from Sally.

One major groundrule: I hope you all treat our guest bloggers with respect. Whether you agree with them or not, keep it conversational and not personal. Please. PLEASE! Also, Laurel Babcock may be stopping in, and me too, if there is news.

So here’s the first week’s schedule:

Monday: Nasty1
Tuesday: Mike G
Wednesday: Jane
Thursday: Doodie Machetto
Friday: Staal Wart
Saturday: Patrick Hoffman
Sunday: Rob C 

I need each of you to e-mail me ( and let me know that you are really going to do this. If I don’t get an e-mail I will find a substitute. Then, if possible, please send me your post the night before it is to appear so I can edit it and post it the next morning. Also, let me know how you want to be identified. It’s perfectly alright to use your screen name if you wish. Your post shouldn’t be too long. Say eight or 10 paragraphs max, and it can be shorter. OK? Any questions? 


Since we are a hockey blog, and since some of you were discussing this yesterday, here’s news and audio from on the Dany Heatley/Hockey Canada press conference circus yesterday.


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  1. oh, yea sry jane. i will miss you alot. you made watching carp that much more enjoyable on the live chats!! j/k carp. but really, you were/are a great reporter and helped carp keep us impatient fans happy with any news or ranger related info you could get. and since you guys took over, the blog is much nicer place to chat and alot of fun with you guys interacting with us. jane, i hope you do well in your next reporting venture and im sure you will. and please come back when you can and let us know how youre doin.

  2. MIKE

    It sounds complicated. If i was you’re guest host this chat would be me replacing the adds with Megan Fox pics, and telling you how much i hate Brash*t, and Kotalik, Full House trivia.

    And happened to Jane ? Did Tarzan kidnap her ?

  3. Well, since you need more guests, I’d like to
    volunteer. I don’t post here that often, but I
    read every day. I understand if you take regulars
    over me. I am a freelance writer out in Denver
    and a Ranger fan as long as I can remember (35 years
    or so!).

  4. i for one are lloking forward to seeing this happen. i could see it getting crazy but in all good nature. carp if you need someone else count me in.

  5. onecupin69yearsand counting on

    CCCP August 22nd, 2009 at 11:19 am



    onecupin69yearsand counting

    Tough morning? :)

    4everanger and Pux

    Thnx for advise… dpreview is a great website! I will have to get into more research… thnx guys.

    Christmas isn’t the same with Scrooge !
    Ha ha

  6. Carp and others,
    What did you make of the Heatley interview? Was it just me, or did it really seemed like he was getting annoyed at the end? He must have known that those kinds of questions were going to be asked.

    My take, he definitely HAS tarnished his reputation big time, and looks like a spoiled brat. At the same time, I would have him on this team in a second.

  7. “Sundin update. (scary precedent, I know) Word is that with Mats imminent marriage next week, we will get answers as to where he will play this season…The early favorites are Detroit, NYR, Anaheim and Calgary”

    E4 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Hey Thanks Carp…
    Nasty 1 I didn’t watch it but read a few quotes and that is exactly what I thought. My first reaction was, he would not fit well into Torts system. There is only one reason why a player gets a reduced role, and that is, he ain’t pulling his share.
    He said stuff, I’d expect to hear from Cindi.

  9. thanks all for the congratulations. looks like we’re going to call him Ilya. will do my best to make him like hockey and particularly the rangers

  10. So if Heatley wants San Jose ,do they want him ,have the cap space for him, or are they willing to part with enouph to get him ?

  11. thats a great list of guest bloggers for week one!! looking forward to reading all their posts!!!

  12. This should be interesting… can’t wait… maybe I’ll try for a day in Sept…

    So I saw Stevie Valliquette walking the other day while I was stopped at a red light… He was pushing a baby carriage and was with some woman… I assume the mother, possibly his wife, etc…

    So he walks right by my car and I shout out “VALLEY CAT!” just as he was bending down to adjust the stroller… He quickly stood back up looking completely confused as to who would ever recognize him…let alone know his locker room nickname. He responded with a smile and a “Hey!” just as the light turned green… I gave him a “Whats Up!” and drove away… I enjoy seeing the lower level players out of their element like that…letting them know that they may not be Legendary All-Star Millionaires like, oh say, a *game changer* like Chris Drury… but that they still have fans.

  13. ZzZz 11 ZzZz "Don't mess with Mess!!! " says...Greg L. on

    Now we all know who the “teachers pets ” are!!!!!!hahahahahaaaa , just kidding and congrats to all new bloggers , Ill be there to comment as always and I’m not gonna make it easy on any of you!!! I lost the beard contest , now this…as they say in show biz , the blog must go on!!!

  14. ZzZz 11 ZzZz "Don't mess with Mess!!! " says...Greg L. on


    You lit up the blog that one day you and Rick first did the live chatt. It was a great show and it was fresh. You can tell that you and Rick really liked doing it. Jane you are a true professional and to see this beutifull woman speak Rangers and Jets is kinda shocking at first. You are one smart bird and it shows. Good luck in your next job ,Don’t stay away too long cuz the sports world needs more ladies like to to role model our young teen age daughters .

  15. Laurel Babcock on

    Salty, great catch! Damn, and I live so close to there.

    Staal and all, this is going to be a fun week. I shall respect Carp’s selection of you as blog mini-masters, but expect me to chime in now and again – and keep an eye on you ORR! :) – after all, a day without a shirtless Aves is like a day without sunshine….

    Ha, now we’ll see what you all are made of!

    Jane, what can I say….we’ll all miss you here at RR. Good luck and enjoy the time with the kids.

    Sally, how about, R is for Rangers Report!

  16. Laurel Babcock on

    Lev…belated congrats. My best friend’s Dad is named Ilya…he’s from Croatia.

  17. ZzZz 11 ZzZz "Don't mess with Mess!!! " says...Greg L. on

    You keep an eye on ’em Laurel …when the cats away the mice will play!!!

    Thanks Linda , I’m sure others feel the same way about her :)

  18. Laurel Babcock on

    I have two cats Greg. I’ve learned to be a good mice catcher :)

    Just catching up from the last post…onecup, as Nasty1 said so eloquently, we are a community here, so bear with us in the off season, eh?

    Sally, Cup pukes all the time, mostly from hairballs. She eats certain plants to help her do it (it’s a cat thing, but make sure they’re not poisonous to kitties). I give them hairball control food and treats, and still, as Linda knows, I still go through a lot of paper towels (see FB, and thanks for friending me! I’m a bad FBer).

    Carp, I have a good feeling about you, and I hope it’s right.

  19. ZzZz 11 ZzZz "Don't mess with Mess!!! " says...Greg L. on

    Laurel , I grab a platic bag and sneak into the livingroom while Spoooks is in the kitchen and tip the bag open on it’s side and yell out…”CIRCUS CAT!!!”….and Spoooks comes a runn’n andddd runs right into the bag!!! I grab both handles and walk away with her in it. haha she loves it!!!

  20. Laurel Babcock on

    Greg, if you don’t send me pics of that, I will never talk to you again :) and btw, why haven’t you sent me pics yet anyway. I cry.

  21. hey thanks laurel. i dont know how to post though. you will have to help me. or sneak me in whatever u were gonna do. have me say a little piece of my mind at the end or just gimme a shot out. its up to carp. and you of course if youre gonna be posting. thanks., if not, thats cool. i’m not a writer and not gonna sit here and say, yea pick me, but it would be fun if me n you did a post. brought to you by laurel n grabby!!!

  22. btw laurel i am gonna grab me a grabby lol. be back later. actually, my family from NY came today and the hotel theyre stayin at is real nice and im takin my kid swimming there. and i’ll have to get some new pics of me and my daughter in them. we dont have a cat, but i got her a mini yorkie/poodle mix. wasnt my choice, she wanted the little thing though it is cute though. i named it renny cuz its annoying but my ex wife renamed it some stupid name. i liked renny but o well, i dont live there anynmore so i have no say!

  23. ZzZz 11 ZzZz "Don't mess with Mess!!! " says...Greg L. on

    I haven’t been able to capture anything on Video or snap shot but I do have a picture of her sitting with me at the pc (the picture is of her , im not really in it)She is too black too get a good picture of. I did see yer email but I cant remeber what it was.

  24. No Country For Old Rangers on


    I think you are being black-listed due to your connections with old Russia

    Time to go underground or have lunch at Hop-Sing’s with Ned Isakoff

  25. ZzZz 11 ZzZz "Don't mess with Mess!!! " says...Greg L. on

    hahahaa I love Chuck Woolery!!! back in 2 and 2 is such a classic !!! That was goood.

  26. Laurel Babcock on

    Carp, cats rule!

    And hey all, I’m an aunt! Lula Catherine Babcock was born at 8:55 tonight….I heard her cry on the phone. I am so happy!

  27. Congrats Laurel – you get to spoil her and give her back!!! All the fun and half the work

  28. Yay for all the new babies!

    Laurel, thanks for the hairball advice! Didn’t see that til now.

    I wish some of you guys lived in Buffalo so I could drag you to the kids street hockey tournament tomorrow! Poo.

  29. Good morning everyone.
    Congrats! It’s such a wonderfull experience, even better than cats…Big,warm, wholehearted collective RangersFan Welcome to little Lula and her mother.Enjoy the Aunthood!

  30. Congrats Laurel, girls rock (we have two, and they are just awesome. My wife says we have girls as karma for my dating life in university).

    Good morning everyone and have a crease clearing hard hitting d man day to all>

    Grabachev, the carnies didn’t get you did they???

  31. mornin boneheads and female boneheads.
    laurel- congrats on being an aunt! hope shes a future ranger fan.thanks for letting me post something. and thanks carp. have a good vacation big guy.
    wick- what the hells a carnie? a carnie wilson? lol

  32. Laurel

    Congrats on becoming a new born aunty! I am four time uncle myself and i am very proud of it! I have two older sisters and both of them got 2 kids each!(yes, i am a younger child) The funny thing is…my older sis got two boys and my middle sis got two girls!

    I think that if, down the road when I’m trying to have a kid, I find out that I’m sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college. :)

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