Let the games begin!


Laurel here. Nothing to report but comment on the game tonight …start fresh with a new thread! The season has begun! There’s real hockey tonight!

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  1. HA HA HA Brashear’s wearing Crosby’s 87! Did he wear that last year? I don’t think so but does someone know for sure?

  2. Orr, did you catch sam/joe saying ranger fans would come to love brashear earlier in the period? I thought of you immediately when they said that.

  3. holy crap, glen sather is darkening my computer screen!!! that’ll be the LAST time he speaks to us until next year

  4. Linda, go for it!

    Hey knuckle/boneheads…it’s day 1 out of 1,000 :)

    as I said, let the games begin. I adore you all (except stu :)

    enjoy tonight. I’m sure Carp, the blogfather, will be back tomorrow.

    Oh yeah, LET’S SO RANGERS!

  5. BANJ, he may be right, but when ya got Voros and Rissmiller making a million plus, and ya give brashear 1.4, how can you NOT originally offer dubi something like 750,000-800,000? If the kid is looking for over a million, that’s a bit much, he’ll get more than that NEXT summer if he’s stellar this season! I’m guessing I need to read Brooksies article.

  6. Maybe Dubi should talk to Jeter. If Dubi is our future (Leader?) he should learn to be a man. Show the effort, put up some points, and he’ll be ok. Unless he holds a grudge and signs with another team when he’s a f/a.

  7. Laurel, I would have done it, it’s awesomely fun, but I just would not have had the time to dedicate to it. I have some stuff going on, and I can’t play on the computer at work anymore since my fellow optician was let go a few months ago. I really wish I had the time to do it though.

  8. omigod!! we haven’t scored yet.
    that’s it. trade Henrik, Staal and Drury for crosby or heatley or sundin or…..

  9. Good night Staal and all. Catch you tomorrow. Keep on being heads (bone or knuckle….the season has begun at last!)

  10. we probably haven’t scored because the players are confused and just are conditioned to skating up and down the ice.

  11. an optician? that must be one helluva long office!!

    music fests this summer i was walking 10-20 each day.
    wondered why at 3 a.m. i was exhausted.
    so it goes….

  12. i agree 94…i’ve been happy with him out there on the two pp they’ve had so far. 2 shots on the first pp, 4 on the 2nd..

    This is the first time I’m seeing Del Zotto, and so far I like what i see. Do ya think he makes the team, or goes back for one more season and comes up next year? This Gilroy kid looks pretty big!!

  13. agreed Chris, i know it’s just one game, but they sure do look better than Redden and Roszival did at ANY point last season ;-)

  14. I don’t see the problem with keeping him up. Every other team does it with their young kids. He will gain experience exponentially

  15. lmao jpg! 10-20 miles a day????? you must be pretty well conditioned, i bet you could get 4th line minutes!

    Banj, awesome!!

  16. 94, if he keeps playing like this, I’d love for him to make the team! Gilroy also looking good! I like Kotalik and MDZ on the point on the pp so far also!

  17. Hey all, Just wanted to drop in and say hi. Been reading the blog for a while now but haven’t been involved in the banter. Hoping to be more vocal this season.

    Let’s go Rangers!

  18. Hey Linda!

    no doubt. always read the updates via rss, but don’t get on for the comments that often.

    figured it’s a new season, time to get in on the action!

  19. I definitely plan on involving myself more in the conversations this year. I usually keep quiet and just lurk but I enjoy it too much to keep quiet anymore.

  20. yea Rusty!!! great group of people here, lotsa fun, and even though i’ve been watchin hockey since 78, i learn something all the time from these boneheads!

  21. hey Linday
    since we don’t have BamBam around anymore
    can we refer to Higgins as the Professor,
    especially when he scores?

  22. now, we’re going to hear people going nuts for Betts.
    but, i must admit that i agree with what Sam said. under Tortorella’s system the fourth line isn’t going to be used as much and we really do need a 4th line that is going to score more than 2 or 3 times a year.

    btw, anyone hear why he didn’t sign with Edmonton as everyone expected?

  23. hey, didnt betts get 5 goals last year? I remember someone saying on Topix that he’d eat his hat if betts scored more than 2 goals, and I swear I told him he had to eat 2 hats!

  24. jpg – His mom is quebecois and he spent most of his life in Quebec… so yes..

    Yeah I got Crosby… Boyfriend is PO’d that I took him.

  25. Mako, if it’s not too much trouble, could you email me everyones rosters so I can check em out


  26. the good: Gilroy, MDZ, Grachev (on Russian line with AA and Lisin), Maccarrone…i know, who? invitee lookin pretty good and sporting a nice pornostache

    the bad: Souer, Boyle

    the still can’t score in the NHL: Parenteau

  27. too bad Bourque isn’t playing. we’d have tied this thing already!

    c’mon Professor, make the grade and score the goal!!

  28. the Professor does that crazy thing we didn’t see much from those in a Rangers jersey. get in front of the net.

  29. lmao @ make the grade! How funny is it,the dude already has a nickname! And Maccarone the pornstache dude will be known as Ron Jeremy………….ok, maybe not

  30. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    That last shift was the best I’ve seen Drury in the offensive zone in probably 3 years… he looked good, i’ll be honest.

  31. when he scores, we can just yell, “Mama Mia!”

    eh, Maccarone!! stop acting like a creampuff and hit somebody! score a goal!

  32. Doodie Machetto on

    I like the new graphic for the score and clock, very sharp. I don’t like the line running across the whole screen though.

  33. Doodie Machetto on

    Player who I’ve been most impressed with tonight: Ales Kotalik. He’s skated well, has a really heavy shot, and isn’t afraid to let it go. I just wish it was just a bit more accurate. He’s like Fulton Reid. 1 for 5.

  34. Kinda unrelated, but I have way too much Messier memorabilia and am looking to sell a big 24 x 30 picture of the nydaily news cover signed by messier. It is framed by Steiner Sports as well, which runs for 100 bucks alone. Anyone interested?

  35. well, the goalie was in the paint.

    if Betts was still he’d be scoring shorthanded right about…………NOW!

  36. Some good team names there! Team Mrs. Wicky, love it! Thanks for the email Mako, i’m gonna print out the rosters later and keep up with your league! Wish I had the time to dedicate to it this season.

  37. “Gilroy is 25 but his (nervous) voice cracks like he’s a pre-teen”

    Lol, id love to hear Doc Emrick interview Gilroy, that would be hilarious.


    Lol, i loved it when he said that, i couldn’t stop laughing.

    Anyway, tonight was PATHETIC, seasons over, teams done, fire Renney, already.

  38. Doodie Machetto on

    Linda, Maybe I would have taken you up on your earlier offer, but I have a well hung mandingo at home. I receive the spankings.

  39. Orr, everytime I see or hear a mention of brashear, I think of you! (also your woman fox, she’s forever linked with you in my brain!) LMAO @ seasons over, Fire Renney

    Chuck, Joe Michelobetti, who does he know that he keeps the job? OOOH Rangers Devils tomorrow!!! Wonder if Martha and Aves will be in the lineups

  40. Mike, you must’ve been drunk AND stoned to have picked Redden! Either that, or you had a premonition that he’s gonna have an awesome year! hee hee @ Shoryuken

  41. orr
    totally agree with you. season over. boyle is a bum. betts should be back. pp sucks and pk will struggle this year.

  42. whenever fox is mentioned, i think of you. Not a bad thing, its just fun how you’re obsessed with her

  43. It felt good to sit back and watch some Rangers hockey. I was looking forward to this all day. My daughter was all excited too. I got home from work and she already had her jersey on. I don’t know where this team is going to finish in the standings, but I really do believe that this team is going to be a very hard working team and that we will make the playoffs ahead of the Debbies. Ha.

  44. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Pre-Season Pleasure!!!!… says Greg L. on

    Kotalik sure missed the net alot , can’t wait to see what happens when he starts…Straka part 2 ?

    Great young defense !!!!

    ORR is in a NHL10 coma right now…he will only come out to eat , bathroom break,munchies,Megan fox web site ,RR …and sleep.

  45. I see you could use another D-man or a Center upgrade perhaps??

    I could use a better LW … whatcha want for Gagne???

  46. I actually leave 1 D out and pick up another forward.

    the only player who is pullin’ at me is Getzlaf or Kipper LOL

    I wouldnt want to do that to you ;)

  47. Brandon Dubinsky and Redden have just been traded to Phoenix for Shane Doan and Reinpreicht, just heard in in MSG. Wow.

  48. mako …

    you like Hiller at all??? I have him on another fantasy team and would look to move him in like a 4 player deal or something ??

  49. Mako

    Thanks for the league invite and we will reciprocate when we fire up our espn league in a week or two! Man , that was a tough draft, lost internet towards the end so some of those picks were rough. My wife was killing me when she picks in front of me…we think too much a like.

    As far as the game…..not bad, DZ and Gilroy looked pretty good, liked how semenov played. Thought the crowd was pretty bush league booing brashear (and pretty hypocritical cheering when he drilled someone into the boards), bush league like vancouver or philly fans.

  50. Anybody who was in the arena tonight … anything to report on the MSG renovation? I know they moved the pressbox from above the Zamboni entrance, where I sat since 1979, to somewhere near the ceiling. Any other notable changes to the place?

  51. Wicky

    You are VERY welcome. I always wanted to get a group on here… well now I got my wish :)

    Its going to be a great time. I got CHEATED LOL hahahaha jk That’s funny about the wife you taught her well ;)

  52. The good– Grachev, MDZ, Gilroy, Sauer, Byers, Callahan(what else is new?)

    The Bad– Maccarone, P A Paranteu, AA

    I was very impressed with Gilroy and even more so with MDZ.
    He clearly is NHL ready and in fact should be permanantly partnered with Staal. Gilroy is a force on offense. Needs to work a little on his defensive positioning. But both should be a lock to make te team after YES only one game.

    I was very disapointed with AA. I hope to see some offense from him soon because we need it. Grachev should also be oo this team he is the real deal.

  53. Quick, fresh thoughts.
    Gilroy is a Real Deal, no doubt will make a team. I liked kind of GAL (Grach,Artie,Lisin)line – if plays more with each other, we can expect some very good production… Higgins – exactly as expected-very good.Surprized by Dru (really excellent condition)and smart moves and even more with Brash(Orr,please don’t kill me)far better skate,puck moving and perimeter boards work than beloved Colton,sorry.
    Wasn,t impressed by Kotalik, should see more.

  54. one more thing.. tomorrow’s roster courtesy of Andrew Gross

    Rangers (7 p.m. game)
    Sean Avery-Vinny Prospal-P.A. Parenteau
    Aaron Voros-Tyler Arnason-Enver Lisin
    Evgeny Grachev-Brian Boyle-Ales Kotalik
    Patrick Rissmiller-Matt Maccarone-Dan LaCouture
    Wade Redden-Matt Gilroy
    Michael Del Zotto-Michal Rozsival
    Brent Henley-Corey Potter
    G: Henrik Lundqvist/Chad Johnson

  55. Well ya’ll have my email if you wanna hit me up for a trade before it goes onto the league :)

    Im gonna poke around for hockey news ;)

  56. Mako ..

    Which Blogger has the Ranger Blue team??

    Beth …

    thanks for the roster post, if PA doesnt score tomorrow on the Top Line its back to Hartford for him.

    If Arnason plays half decent he is taking the 4th Center spot from Boyle …… Boyle looked terrible tonight

  57. Torts said he gonna cut about 20 players after the game tomorrow

    Im thinking Justin Soryal, Paul Crowder, Dale Weise, Devin Didiomete, Corey Locke, Ryan Bourque, Brodie Dupont, Ethan Werek, Daniel Bartek, Roman Horak, Jordan Owens, Trevor Glass, Sam Klassen, Nigel Williams, Tomas Kundratek, David Urquhart, Scott Stajcer, Miika Wiikman, Chad Johnson, Matt Zaba

    THEY MAY NOT BE the first 20 cuts but pretty much have little to no chance of making the team

  58. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    September 15th, 2009 at 10:19 pm
    one more thing.. tomorrow’s roster courtesy of Andrew Gross

    Rangers (7 p.m. game)
    Sean Avery-Vinny Prospal-P.A. Parenteau
    Aaron Voros-Tyler Arnason-Enver Lisin
    Evgeny Grachev-Brian Boyle-Ales Kotalik
    Patrick Rissmiller-Matt Maccarone-Dan LaCouture
    Wade Redden-Matt Gilroy
    Michael Del Zotto-Michal Rozsival
    Brent Henley-Corey Potter
    G: Henrik Lundqvist/Chad Johnson

    This just in, Gaborik’s a scratch! haha, so far and it’s exactly as expected.

  59. impressed with Gilroy and Grachev. del Zotto too. not so much for the others.

    Higgins and Vali among the vets.

    awful 1st period by the Rangers.

    weak at center tonight

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