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While the Rangers were in Vancouver, there was lots of talk about the Olympics — including that bit about fans should get H1NI flu shots before they go, and that the Canucks will be away from their home rink for 40 days — and this scenario kind of reared its head in my imaginative mind:

Chris Drury makes the U.S. team — no doubt, right, with John Tortorella one of the assistant coaches? He might even be captain. Anyway, in my scenario, he enters the Olympic break with something like nine goals for the Rangers. Then he gets to Vancouver and has another chapter of Clutchness, scoring like seven goals in the Olympics. Then he returns to the Rangers and adds four more the rest of the season. 

Could happen. Right? Would you be even a little surprised?

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Completely unrelated … when I took over this blog, I was doing another one called “Faceoff” with Sam Borden. We abandoned that when this one became such a big part of my work week. But I want you guys to check out my last post from that blog, back in April. It’s my Little League World Series moment.

I’ll be back later with game notes and stuff. Just wanted to get something out there before I leave Yankee Stadium and go into hibernation until about noon.

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Want to know what I was thinking in the middle of the Yankees’ celebration? That now George Costanza has another trophy he can drag around the parking lot while he insults George Steinbrenner and the “front office morons.”

“I fear no reprisal.”

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  1. hahaha Izzy!! I almost teared up myself after “this one’s for you, Pop!” comments.

    I really dont like when all these reporters (excluding you, Carp) ask “what does it mean for you” questions. WTF do You think it means?! “A-Rod, i have an itch that i cant scratch, what does it mean for you?”

    annoying…

  2. Thank the gods stupid baseball is over! Congrats to all the fans of it though! Carp you are a trooper!

  3. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Anyone else waiting to see Renny-Nose on the Edmonton Bench tomorrow? I’d like to put five in HIS picture…

  4. in a hypothetical world if we were sending higgy to the ducks, I would want either brown, brookbank, or artyhukin back.

  5. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    OTOH- I’m not a fan of Safe is Death, either. The only time safe is death is when it falls out of a building and crushes you.

    Can’t the Rangers get a philosophy somewhere in between? Like Safe in the Picture?

    Five in Death might work too, if I get to pick the five….

  6. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Sather
    Dolan
    Muckler
    LOCAL FAN
    and whoever wrote “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”….

  7. *Chris Drury makes the U.S. team—no doubt, right, with John Tortorella one of the assistant coaches? He might even be captain. Anyway, in my scenario, he enters the Olympic break with something like nine goals for the Rangers. Then he gets to Vancouver and has another chapter of Clutchness, scoring like seven goals in the Olympics. Then he returns to the Rangers and adds four more the rest of the season.*

    …………………………………………………..

    /clutch tears roll down Captain Clutch’s cheek

    Carp that was beautiful! You’re right, Captain Clutch WILL score 7 CLUTCH goals in the Olympics! But don’t think Captain Clutch will forget to bring my intangibles and LITTLE THINGS to Vancouver! Matter of fact, Captain Clutch…..I mean, Captain AMERICA, is predicting a gold medal for the USA! It’s gonna be bigger than 1980!!!

    “DO YOU BELIEVE IN CLUTCHNESS??? YES!!!” Ha-Ha!

    And Carp, you think Captain Clutch will enter the Olympics with 9 goals for the Rangers??? Are we talking about the 2010 Olympics or the 2014 Olympics? Ha-Ha! See Carp, there you go again with your fancy “numbers”! When you find stats to measure clutchness, intangibles, and the LITTLE THINGS, then come and talk to Captain Clutch! So what if Captain Clutch only has 2 goals in 16 games! Whoever heard of a clutch goal in October or November anyway??? Talk to Captain Clutch when the games actually mean something!!!

    USA! USA! USA!

    /peels out in Clutchmobile freshly painted red, white and blue

  8. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Isn’t Muckler dead already? He never moved and looked embalmed behind the Ranger bench.

  9. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    World Champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Time for Hank and Torts and Gabby to lead the NYR to the promised land!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Like 1994 and to quote Sam Rosen, #27, THIS ONE WILL LAST A LIFETIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Aren’t the Yankees really just MLB champions? What’s with this “world” stuff?

    Jeter: “Hey, we won the World Series.”

    George Costanza: “Yeah… in six games.” (rolling eyes}

  11. I keep reading about “mistakes” that Rangers made. They weren’t MISTAKES..that was a reversion to old fashioned RENNEYHOCKEY!
    You know- where they keep dumping the puck into the opponent’s end and then casually attempt to grind it out along both boards and behind the net..FOR HOURS AT A TIME!

    And of course there is never anyone in the crease ( take a hint from a kid on Islanders named Moulson if you want to see how it’s done.) So in the fleeting moments that they do have puck possession, they either eat it, take a bad angle shot at the net, ( nevaire!), or lose it to the other team. Then they all wander back to their own end and watch the other team make hash of their uh…defense?) Oh Malik where art thou? I tell you as long as Redden ( oh yeah I know he isn’t as bad as he used to be….(which means he’s at least breathing, right?)and the great Roszival as examples of how to screw up a defense pattern), so the kids emulate them after a while. And alas it is true..Dubinski is not playing smart hockey. I don’t know what goes on with him, but he has changed. And somewhere Drury has lost that sparkle.
    I am so surprised by the abrupt change in Avery these past few games that I wonder what has gone wrong here.

    If it weren’t for the kids I wouldn’t be interested in watching this crew – they are back to sqwuare Renney.

  12. Even tho the Yankees won the WS last night, I cant help but think of what an ugly, stupid and useless trophy they get to take home. How brilliant were the forefathers of Hockey? Make the trophy a CUP, so you can DRINK out of it after you win the damned thing!!!

    Must be a bitch to dust that thing, too. . . . .

  13. cwgatti

    This is exactly what i said on the last thread… that trophy looks cheap….something you could pick up at the garage sale.

    Another thing that completely separates hockey from other sports is the way the championship trophy is presented. Last night after yanks won, one of the first people who had the trophy was Steinbrenner (son/owner/co-chair/whatever)
    Imagine Rangers win the Cup (keeping my fingers crossed here) and Dolan lays his hands on the Cup in front of everyone?! Gross! I’m sure he get to lick the trophy later on…but you know what i mean.

  14. Every year the baseball has a new world champion. Is it a new meaning of the word “world”? Or is MLB geographically challenged ?

  15. Good morning everyone! Late night last night, congrats Yanks. Glad to see it back. Now maybe our Rangers can win some more.

  16. I think it was a late night for a few folks Patrick. I know I was up watching the game. I love baseball, watched it and have played it or softball all my life but man am I glad it’s over.

  17. I need something to keep me awake here at work…I slept 8 hours and feel like I slept 2!
    I quit coffee the same day i quit smoking a month ago so that’s out!
    No way I’m gonna stay awake for the game tonight!

    ughhhhh

  18. Yeah, I saw that carp about Forsberg from Brooks this am. What’s up with the Rangers and wounded veterans? Sheesh…
    Don’t think we should worry about it, he’ll be back in cast within a week.

    So the secretary showed up this am in white Jeter authentic uniform (sheesh, Habs trhowbacks look more attractive). So I ask:”What did they win last night?” She goes:” World Series !!!” I’m trying to be smart:” And which world participated in it?” She said: ” New York!” I’ll have to give her that..

  19. not all root beer has caffeine just as an FYI.

    Man I don’t know if I’m gonna make to tonight. I’m still trying to catch up on sleep I missed last weekend

  20. Gravey - Formerly known as Jor71 on

    Hey Patrick, did you go into work and say “Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit coffee.”?

  21. Gravey - Formerly known as Jor71 on

    Hey Congrats on quitting smoking, it has been 4 years since I had a cigarette.

  22. Thanks and congrats to you!
    I went on chantix 1 1/2 months ago and quit October 3rd.
    Barely even think about it.

  23. Thanks but this is the 2nd time I have been on it and have no side effects. The only mood swings I have is when I watch the rangers!!!!

  24. From Zipay’s article:

    Avery said he was jabbed with Shane O’Brien’s stick “two or three times” from the bench during the third-period “melee” and smiled when he was told that O’Brien would face a disciplinary hearing. “I’m surprised they haven’t called me,” said Avery, “for being in the area.”

    ***

    At least he has a sense of humor about it.

  25. Hey All,

    Quit 3 months ago. Cold Turkey. Let’s stop talking about it.

    Let’s go Rangers!

    Side- Congrats Yankees and that, exciting as a chess match, sport being over. I thought of the irony of the Chevy MVP award being given to Hideki. So does that mean Chevy is admitting that the Japanese make better cars?

  26. If I hear one more Yankee fan screaming. “I’m a long suffering Yankee fan” or “It’s been 9 long years” I’m going Full Fotiu on them.

  27. Folks, congrats to all of you who quit smoking. Chantix, shmantix.. Whatever it takes. If you continue smoking, it’ll kill you sooner or later, so you won’t have to worry about Chantix’s side effects.

  28. CT- I also like when Avery was talking to the linesman Torts gave him a shot on the arm. Kind of like grabbing your toddler before he does something wrong.

  29. who on here was stressing about the bar exam this summer??? Results for NY come out today. Good luck whomever that was!

  30. O’Brien got one game, which is about right. Canucks fans actually want him to be suspended longer because of how many dumb penalties he takes.

    Also Forsberg would look great next to Gaborik…in the doctor’s office.

  31. So Sather seems to be alive. Is someone on staff supposed to wake him up when old and injury prone former NHLers express interest in playing for the Rangers? Or does Sather think it’s still 2001.

  32. Good morning all!

    If Sather really wants to make a run at Forsberg then they need to clear at least $4-5 million for him. Bye bye Rozi….

  33. Funny –
    I wrote a post on the Forsberg situation at the time and I just realized I never even mentioned the Rangers – Although I would have dismissed them as a destination.

    Sather being quoted about the Rangers interest in the Post is surprising though.

    here’s my post:
    http://bit.ly/5VQH9

  34. Jews in the NHL on

    Dubinsky from what I understand is half Jewish (don’t think his mother is Jewish) and I don’t think he was raised Jewish- I remembered him talking about celebrating Christmas in an interview.

    There are a few Jews in the NHL that I know of: Mike Cammalleri, Brown on Anaheim, Evgeni Malkin, Grossman on Dallas, and someone I think on Toronto. Anyone know of others? I’m Jewish and it’s always rare to find Jewish pro players in any sport.

  35. Jews in the NHL November 5th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Dubinsky from what I understand is half Jewish (don’t think his mother is Jewish) and I don’t think he was raised Jewish- I remembered him talking about celebrating Christmas in an interview.

    There are a few Jews in the NHL that I know of: Mike Cammalleri, Brown on Anaheim, Evgeni Malkin, Grossman on Dallas, and someone I think on Toronto. Anyone know of others? I’m Jewish and it’s always rare to find Jewish pro players in any sport.

    DRURY is a jew.

  36. DRURY is a jew.

    Are you sure? I thought he said last December that blowing a 4-0 lead to Washington wasn’t going to ruin his Christmas.

  37. Olga Folkyerself on

    I see Sather is back shopping at the Scratch and Dent sales. He doesn’t have enough cap space to sign Forsberg’s mother.

    However, if he frees up space by getting rid of Chief Redden the Face, Franklin Delano Rosival and/or Captain Clutch, then I can stomach a one legged Forsberg for a year or two.

  38. DRURY is a jew.
    Are you sure? I thought he said last December that blowing a 4-0 lead to Washington wasn’t going to ruin his Christmas.
    ***

    Well he didn’t say anything about his Hanukkah or Kwanzaa for that matter.

    Really, he didn’t look Druish?

  39. no way Drury makes the olympic team unless he goes on a hot streak soon. he has shown nothing so far to put him on that team

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