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Hi all. Been busy with football all day in the Carrier Dome. Sorry. Got to turn my focus to Mellon Arena, or the Igloo.

So here’s a blank slate for you. Lundqvist is not expected to play tonight, and Brian Boyle might get prucha’d.

Here are tonight’s pregame notes.

Enjoy. See youse all later.

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  1. Arthur Staple, Zip’s sub, is calling Lisin the Russian Rico Fata. I just want it on the record that I was the first to compare him to Rico. And to Andy Kaufman.

    Good evening, Sally!

  2. Linda brought the TORTS LINE GENERATOR on

    after last nights disgrace (which i turned off after it got to 4-1 and watched Star Trek instead) do I even bother with tonights game vs. the pens/refs?

  3. Linda (next saturdays SEC championship game will be HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE) on

    lmao, and I don’t even have any port wine left!!

  4. Yes, Carp you did. I remember. I think he is faster than Andy and with the better sense of humor than Rico. Anything else, jury is still out.
    Black tie. I think 4 to go. See you after the game.

  5. Linda (next saturdays SEC championship game will be HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE) on

    enjoy ilb have a few drinks for me!

  6. I remember as well carp, you might have been the first to use envir daigle as well.

    grabby

    I agree with your post on the last thread about how this team is constructed, now you see my point….badly for the players it has on it!

  7. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "This Sundays Grey Cup game is HUUUUUUUUGE!!!!"... says Greg L. on

    I’m hoping this blog gets posted in the Rangers locker room. I want the players to see what the fans really think. They need to use this blog as fuel to feed thier attack. If was a player and I thought fans hated me cuz I sucked and was over-paid…I’d show you Mutha ‘s…

  8. repost from last thread:

    yeah. hank has been pedestrian this year. that’s a fact.

    @ adam – i don’t even see this team making the playoffs.. and honestly, do you even want them there? i sure don’t. making the playoffs just so the dolans collect money from an extra two home games is ridiculous. i know this much, finishing dead last would at least yield taylor hall. i can suck up a few terrible years if that means we actually start to draft well and develop a core of players that can contribute and not a core of players who are asked to play out of their skill sets on a nightly basis because that’s what we have now. again, we have 1 top six forward on this team and 5 other rotating role players that are supposed to play over their heads every night on the top two lines.. face the facts. we’re not a playoff team. the players we identified in the past are not core players and we have absolutely nothing in the system to make us think this could be an easy fix.

    grachev? so maybe next year we’ll have a second top 6 guy who happens to be a rookie…

    so what do you do? i look at what philly did at the deadline and in the offseason that they finished in the basement… they sold and sold high and as a result completely changed the complexion of their team which in turn opened up their window of opportunity to win a cup. i hate saying that but its damn true.

    when’s that window going to open for the rangers…? 3 years? 5 years? 7 years? are we already counting on werek, bourque, kreider and all the kids who are so far off from their debuts and even further away from their prime? 10 years?

    has sather done anything to make this team better year in and year out? for every one decent move he’s made, he makes another 3 that leave us all scratching our heads.
    bullocks.

    here’s a thought… maybe we wouldn’t be so critical of players like callahan, avery, hell, even dubinsky if they were put in a role that would allow them to succeed. but the bottom line is they aren’t in those roles and because no one else can carry this team they’re told they have to.

    ive said this thousands of times.. sather has got to effing go. i can’t take this crap anymore. i’m so sick and tired of the same results year in and year out.

    THERE IS NO CORE HERE.

  9. yup wick. im gonna watch tonight with last night completely out of my mind. id like to complain after each loss, but i do give them a clean slate the bnext game. just gotta hope for a good effort and maybe vally can put a good effort in too. need some kind of luck against the pens, but i just wanna see the team try harder. gotta skate hard and kick some butt!!

  10. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    i dont even have the feed yet, got some brampton game right now

  11. greg- if i was aplayer and i thought u hated me, id take a big nasty taco bell dump in your honor!! and say clean that up will ya janitor guy!!! im sure the players couldnt give a rats @$$ what we think. lol.

  12. orr- lets grab t.j oshie or berglund from st louis while theyre struggling. or how bout mueller from yotes. or theres this kid from calgary. smallish type, but has a good pass, and is sneaky in the offensive zone. hes got 4 or 5 g and 8 a. i think his names dawes. lol

  13. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "This Sundays Grey Cup game is HUUUUUUUUGE!!!!"... says Greg L. on

    Wicky , you have been Carped so much and it was you who first really ,really complained…I’d say Carp is the Carpie..and your the “wickyed”..so hence being Carped should be ..being “wickyed”.

    Wicky , Jagr was goood . Really good. Smart too ,funny and humble. He would make any team better ,now ..I don’t know ,,he is getting older. Jagr did a great job while he was here and he was the one Ranger who actuallt earned his pay check.

    Wicky ,…just kidding ,not you wicky again haha. seriously though ,I want to say that Boyle and Voros with Brashcrap make the largest checking line in the NHL , too bad it’s the most pathetic and wimpiest pussie line too.

  14. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    This ones for OLGA……….

    FIRE SATHER!!!!!!!!!!!! Buyout dolan!

  15. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    holy freakin carp, pens feed… grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr more lickin butt than usual

  16. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "This Sundays Grey Cup game is HUUUUUUUUGE!!!!"... says Greg L. on

    Grabby , Players do care about what fans think. Hockey is a real emotional sport and players are “fans” too of the game.
    A players dream is to make it in the Hall of fame, if you are being looked at by fans and media as a choker…You don’t want that image. Avery is diferent , he made his life by being hated. Guys like Higgins and drury should really take it to heart, Staalsie too.

  17. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    I think the game tonight will be close. maybe 5-4. The game on Monday will not be as close.

    Let me be the first to say it. Since the rangers have a history of jumpstarting teams into win streaks…
    The Pens will have their longest win streak of the season start tonight.

  18. Softqvist will have a great game tonight – on the bench. Too bad Valiquette won’t be bringing in the “W”.

  19. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Time to beat the Champs!!!!"... says Greg L. on

    Go Rangersssssssssssssssssssssss!!!

    Gametime is…now!!!!

  20. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    That was a goalie interfer. WHAT A JOKE!!!

  21. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    He barely even touched him and the goalie was out of the crease

  22. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    now now 909, there is NOTHING wrong with Hanks high glove side. if there was, they’d have worked on it !! ;-)

  23. Hey All!!

    I’m at a dinner party with the gf & her friends. Just wanted to say LETS GO RANGERS!!!!! And I wish I was watching the game with all of you rather than be here :(

  24. I think marc staal would be a really good forward. he has offensive skill he just can’t mix the defense with it.

  25. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    Mako, are your friends here more interesting than your gfs live friends ? :-)

  26. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    hahah Pen anouncers keep calling him Big Valley.. they say that …. they call him Big Valley….. I’m like… no one calls him big valley.

  27. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    CHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!

    ( that’s like the NOOOOOOOOOOOOOORM greeting)

  28. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    909, at least i have that. Not part of the seinfeld crew here!

  29. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    just remember mako, her friends become your friends ;-)!!!

  30. can anyone, in 50 words or less, explain to me what happened last night? i didn’t catch the game, only the score.

  31. can someone tell me where Gilroys partner was on that play?

    its not like he did a bad job against Crosby its just nobody had Malkin

  32. Here they come. We need to get out of this period 1-1. First game of season we played well enough to win, but we gave up two quickies. It’s been pretty even so far, but we don’t want to run and gun with this team.

  33. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    these asshat announcers think they are funny. UUUUUUUUUGH ole hot dog lips. Damnit!! Freakin south!

  34. Linda, a gulf club is how far you think torts would go? I dont. lets hope he doesnt take a chainsaw to peoples heads.

  35. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    how sickening is it that dupuis has his name engraved on the Cup. what a waste byproduct he was here.

  36. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    909, just making a tiger woods reference. I think Torts would just stare at em and they’ll spontaneously combust. DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nasty was correct, it would’ve been great to get out 1-1.

  37. no one get mad, but I would rather tank this season than win every couple games. I want that 1st draft pick. Its the only way to bring the franchise out of the fire. With a legit draft pick, it could be like what jagr did for this franchise.

  38. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    lmao @ crysby being ‘late’. bettmans baby due in march. WOW, almost time to end this viewing and watch some really bad old horror movies

  39. So the 2nd goal was 100% callahan’s fault. 3rd goal was 100% Drury’s fault. Wow, terrible defensively. The forwards need to step up.

  40. Like I said in the last thread, same old crap every year. The rangers will never amount to nothing as long as Sather is the GM. I am so tired of the same crap year after year. If the rangers don’t make the playoffs it won’t matter because sather will blow the draft pick anyway.

  41. Oh and the 1st goal was 100% on Higgins. He was the center, why the hell was he at the point? They need to step up.

    I feel bad for Vally. He kept them in the game up until they really stopped playing defense.

  42. Calad – Vally kept these guys in the game early on in the 1st. He made the big saves. He is getting 0 help. It would be 3-0 even if Henke was in goal.

  43. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    Calad, at this point, it doesnt matter who’s in net. The guys in front are not getting the job done. John Candy and Goodman could be in net and it still wouldnt matter.

  44. hahaha, this is so sad its funny, its weird but i dont give squat about rangers winning games anymore..theyre so lifeless, were actually pay money to watch this crapteam

  45. Linda,

    oh I know them a while. She & I have common friends lol WTF is going on? I set alerts to my phone & now it’s 3 – 1?!?!

  46. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    Dear Donald Brashear,

    Please make it your mission tonight to end the season of Sydney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. Please be the enforcer you were brought here to be, and strike fear in the hearts of our opposition each game.

    Sincerely,

    Me

  47. when does this team just get mad about being embarrassed every game and just out of pure pride, do something to stop this. it never ends. nothing ever changes. torts will not be here by seasons end. and it wont come a moment to soon. god he cant get these guys to tie there skates let alone play a hockey game. god im just gonna go do something worthwhile instead of watch this crapshow. our d still loves to stick check and never hit.

  48. Drury, Kotalik, Rosival, Redden, Higgins, Voros, Brashear, and Boyle should all be removed from the team – send them to the minors and bring up some kids.

  49. These guys are super soft, way to easy to play against. Maybe Torts should lace them up,and show the boys how to do it.

  50. MAKO..

    Our defense continues to not show up…also Voros/Brash/Higgins were stuck on the ice with Crosby/Malkin after an icing…I think you know how that turned out

  51. Torts better change his “safe is death” m.o. quickly or he is going to be canned. This team is horrible to watch. I can’t stand how easy they are to play against. How come every shot we take is from the boards and every shot our opponents launch is right from the slot? And the most frustrating part about it is I really believe the talent level is pretty good. They definitely should be in the top half of the league. Their “system” is broke!

  52. They need to take a run at Crosby and Malkin. It sucks because nobody will ever step up in open ice to hit these guys. DZ is our only open ice hitter. When they cut across the middle, the backchecking forward should just deck someone.

  53. At least last night I was able to go watch Unforgiven after the first period. There’s nothing good on tonight.

  54. Vlo I agree, the talent level is there. They need to skate none stop though, which they don’t do.

    I guarantee that if this was the Isles or Devils forwards playing this system, they would have a ton of success. But when you get a bunch of lazy guys who don’t work hard all the time (especially the leaders minus Prospal), a game like this and yesterday is what you get. This team can be tops in the league if they just work hard. Thats why I love watching the Isles. Not the most skilled guys, but boy do they work their tails off for 60 minutes almost every night.

  55. Chris Drury has destroyed the Rangers since his arrival.

    And Tortorella spends more time worrying about which young player to bench and punish than how to win a hockey game. Maybe if he could actually come up with a game plan the Rangers would be in better shape.

    The Rangers have been out-coached, out-scored, out-worked and out-goaltended all season long. And yet Sather still lounges around.

  56. Lets remember guys…we have 3 rookies on defense against one of the best offensive teams in the league…we already know the odds are against us…I blame Sather yet again for not having any sort of depth on the blueline. With 2 rookies already in the lineup, was it really their plan to just stick more rookies on the blueline if an injury happened?

  57. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    and for christs sake will somebody catch a g.d da.n ball! its like watching a bunch of retards trying to hump a doorknob!

  58. You guys that jump down Hank and Valli’s throat make me laugh, and I’d guarantee most of you have never played hockey before. It’s easy to score goals when there is no defense or puck support. I’d be willing to bet a typical men’s league team could score against our 4th liners. Did you guys see Brash and Voros literally WATCHING the trailer take the shot? How many goals against is it going to take for Torts to realize that Voros and Brashear have no place in the line up. One game Brash was a -3 in 6 minutes of ice time! All of these shots are coming from the slot with no defensive support. The Pens have enough time to pick corners. This team is God awful

  59. Where does this rift of Hank and Torts come from? With all these games packed into a short time, we knew Vali was going to start one of them, either Friday or tonight.

  60. By the way CR9, that was the most idiotic comment ever posted on this blog. I hate Crosby as much as anybody, but I’d rather take a huge clean hit than sending out the useless Brashear to end the kids season. Just like he ended Betts’ Ranger career? Real classy! He should have never been signed. Orr is a better fighter and most importantly better player. We can’t even play physical but we should go out and end someones career? Real smart.

  61. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    Carp

    If you have ever met Jack Edwards of NESN, can you answer a question?

    Does it appear that he has any friends whatsoever, even among his own colleagues.

    If I worked with this guy, and it was the only job I could get, I think I’d kill myself, or him.

    He sounds like a carpin child molester. Couple that with the fact that he worked for ESPN, and is a Boston stinksniffer, he is 100% unbearable.

  62. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Jonny D “Thats why I love watching the Isles.”

    You’re not bringing that trash into my house, daffodil!

  63. Has Drury been teaching Higgins, Voros and Callahan how to wave your stick in the direction of an opposing player as you watch them go in to score? What a leader.

  64. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    lmao @ that being the first time I saw the Captain Clutch Kielbasa commercial

  65. Sanguinetti has shown that he is far better then Rosival… When Redden is healthy Rosival should be the one sent down to the AHL.

  66. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    There were a lot of shots on goal for both teams in the first. more quality shots for pitt as well as more shots. vally lets in bunches of goals. he should be good to start the second.. until he lets in his fourth and then fifth.. Henrik in for the third.. no goals scored. final 5-4. I love wine!

  67. NYRGuy

    thanks man… Uhhh yeah I’m sure. The thing about the old 4th line. Betts was great defensively, but wasn’t very offensively productive. I’d take him over any of the 4th line we have now. Brashear is just horrible. He needs to retire.

  68. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    Vlo

    Get over it. I joke about everything. I dont really want to see him end anybody’s season. I’d much rather him take clean hits on people or knockout opposing players in fights, but Brashear is not good for anything but cheap shots. That, one could say, is his only skill. He might as well earn his 1.3 million a year using his only skill.

  69. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    this team is becoming just about unwatchable. its like they don’t even care. bust your asses out there, play with some kind of pride in yourself and in the jersey. if you can’t do that, you’re ass needs to be OUT.

  70. Maybe if ranger fans stop buying tickets Dolan would be forced to sell. I know, I’m getting desperate.

  71. We will see Brash/Rupp in this game.

    In the beginning of the season, I really thought that maybe we had the right team to play this torts system. We really do not though. It is unfortunate, but Torts needs to take a look in the mirror and admit that to himself. We don’t need to play as defense oriented as Renney, but we have to be MUCH better defensively. And I will agree with the poster that said it earlier, we are missing Redden these last two games. When your only veteran dman is Rozy, it is not a good thing at all. It is going to be a very interesting rest of the season.

  72. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    CR “If I worked with this guy, and it was the only job I could get, I think I’d kill myself, or him.”

    Can you do both? Just make sure you do it in the right order….

  73. One thing that I noticed was Micheletti said Torts didn’t have any type of plan with the 4th line guys…

    Now, I know he likes to go on “feel” but how can you go into a game with NO PLAN AT ALL?

  74. I’d love to know what Drury was trying to do on that 3rd goal! He is a shadow of what he used to be!If we waived all our high salaried players with the exception of Gaborik this team might stand a chance. Drury and Rozsival’s money could be much better spent elsewhere…

  75. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Time to beat the Champs!!!!"... says Greg L. on

    AA,PAP,delzotto,gilroy,voros,boyle,cally,lisen, and vally are good but really are Hartford wolfpackers. I like what I seen from them but seriously ,is it Hartford VS Pittsburgh (Champs) ?? Where are the “real” Rangers. The Captain should be stripped of his captancy.

  76. Remember when the biggest problem on this team was Jagr, Nylander and Straka wouldn’t shoot the puck, but would forecheck in the opponent’s zone for their entire shift? When was the last time the Rangers could forecheck for a minute? Now they can’t even clear their own zone.

  77. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    im gonna let you in on a little secret. this team is much more entertaining and better to watch when you are incredibly drunk.

    LGR!!

  78. if he’s sitting lisin. sit drury. he friggin sucks. sit brashear, useless. unfreakin believable. why the hell are these people allowed to put on a ranger jersey. let the young guys make the mistakes and learn. ha! he wants lisin to watch and learn how to play in the defensive zone! Ha! lisin might as well play defense. what a way to teach. I’d be surprised if lisin didnt get worse at playing defense if that was the purpose of his benching.

  79. haha larue- i did the same. me n my dad whos visiting from texas told me to turn off the game. he said and i quote”mike, the last game i watched was last years 5-4 christmas eve blowout to the caps and i had to calm u down or else the cops wouldve been called on us, and you have that same disgusted look in your eyes that u did last year. lol so i changed it to amc and watched unforgiven. they have some good movies on that channel. so it looks like tonight im doin the same. i mean, u watch the games cuz theyre fun right?? is this fun for anyone? there is nothing fun about this team, the way they play, or just about anything anymore. its not the fact that theyre gonna lose, its the fact that they are soo damn bad. its not fun watchin higgins get 10 chances 5 feet out from the net every night and the goalie just sit there and save it with ease. its so bad its funny. were actually worse than the prelockout. but i keep tellin myself it will be worth it if i stay patient and accept this team as a transition year. best case scenario is we get a high draft choice. so i shouldnt really get so upset over these losses

  80. Oh and one more thing. I watched the hated fishsticks play the pens yesterday. At times they dominated them with their physical play and hard work. I think we might actually have a younger team than them but still cannot skate or play physically with anybody in the league. How can this happen? I’m happy we finally decided to go with kids, but we’re still outworked and pushed around? How is that possible?

  81. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    great post again Nasty. I said it a few threads ago, Torts really needs to reevaluate this system with the team as currently constructed. It’s not working, and HE needs to make adjustments.

  82. (Olga this is for you once again…to help myself feel better, I think I’m gonna post this in every blog entry Carp throws up tonight haha)

    let’s face it guys- this team will NEVER be a real contender for ANYTHING when you have 2 players who are dead weight (Drury, Rozsival) and an average D-Man making elite money (Redden) taking up $18.5 million of a $56 million salary cap

    think about it: after you take out the cap space for those 3 clowns, it’s basically like we have a $37.5 million payroll…then take away the $14.5 million for Gaborik and Lundqvist (who are both worth it) and YOU ONLY HAVE $23 MILLION to put together the rest of a NHL roster

    $18.5 million = Drury, Rozsival, Redden
    $14.5 million = Gaborik, Lundqvist
    $23 million = TO BE SPENT ON THE REST OF THE TEAM (at least 15-17 players)

    and we expect that roster to contend for something??

    this is also why we have rookies/developing players with too much responsibility heaped on them, and role players/3rd liners masquerading as Top 6 players

    as long as we have the Drury/Rozsival/Redden contracts killing our cap space, we will be stuck in an endless cycle of mediocrity…a more offensive and entertaining version under Torts, but still mediocre nontheless

    STILL GOTTA FIRE SATHER

  83. continuing the system conversations i’ve come to the conclusion that torts system only works when you have people who can score. In tampa it worked. look who he had. offensive gunners like Vinny L, Prospal, St. Louis and some others along with a great goalie in Khabibulin. Now hes got the same Vinny L, albeit with more age but a lot of heart, and gaborik, and an off his game lundqvist.

  84. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    This Higgins cant buy one.

  85. Put Anisimov with Gaborik and Prospal and have one good line. The rest are all irrelevant and completely interchangeable.

  86. Parenteau is horrendous defensively, and Gaborik and Prospal shouldn’t have to waste their energy covering for him.

  87. See how other teams throw the puck at the net and either score against us or at least create chances. We very very very rarely do that. Man, all the crap they pushed down our throats too, that this team was so well conditioned and FAST. Ha, doesn’t look like it to me. We look slow, winded, and completely out of sync.

  88. all I read from this blog all summer when Heatley was on the block was that we couldn’t trade “cally” or “dubi” for Heatley. How’s that looking now? Fact of the matter it would have taken those 2 plus 2 more + picks to even get close to getting Heatley. So, what do we have now, one scorer and when he’s being blanketed or if has an off night, game over. And while we’re at it, your boy Lundqvist is by far the most overrated goalie in the league, hands down. Year 1 playoffs, migraine excuse and gets bitch slapped by the devils, year 2 gets outplayed by Ryan Miller, year 3 a young Fluery outplays him badly, year 4 – he gives up NINE short side goals against the caps and a russian rookie outplays him. King my ass.

  89. Yet another goal created by the top line (though to Avery’s credit the noise he made in front of the net has a lot to do with it)

  90. “Rich i understand the frustration and such, but you have to stop copy and pasting that same post every thread…”

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

    haha sorry bro, I won’t post it again after tonight…it’s just that we do the same thing during/after every game on this blog, discuss the same issues OVER and OVER, when the core problems (Dolan/Sather + Drury/Redden/Rozsival cap-killing contracts) are never gonna change, so my post is always applicable

  91. by the way, this was an excellent post by nyrcc…quoted for those who missed/skimmed it

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

    i don’t even see this team making the playoffs.. and honestly, do you even want them there? i sure don’t. making the playoffs just so the dolans collect money from an extra two home games is ridiculous. i know this much, finishing dead last would at least yield taylor hall. i can suck up a few terrible years if that means we actually start to draft well and develop a core of players that can contribute and not a core of players who are asked to play out of their skill sets on a nightly basis because that’s what we have now. again, we have 1 top six forward on this team and 5 other rotating role players that are supposed to play over their heads every night on the top two lines.. face the facts. we’re not a playoff team. the players we identified in the past are not core players and we have absolutely nothing in the system to make us think this could be an easy fix.

    grachev? so maybe next year we’ll have a second top 6 guy who happens to be a rookie…

    so what do you do? i look at what philly did at the deadline and in the offseason that they finished in the basement… they sold and sold high and as a result completely changed the complexion of their team which in turn opened up their window of opportunity to win a cup. i hate saying that but its damn true.

    when’s that window going to open for the rangers…? 3 years? 5 years? 7 years? are we already counting on werek, bourque, kreider and all the kids who are so far off from their debuts and even further away from their prime? 10 years?

    has sather done anything to make this team better year in and year out? for every one decent move he’s made, he makes another 3 that leave us all scratching our heads.
    bullocks.

    here’s a thought… maybe we wouldn’t be so critical of players like callahan, avery, hell, even dubinsky if they were put in a role that would allow them to succeed. but the bottom line is they aren’t in those roles and because no one else can carry this team they’re told they have to.

    ive said this thousands of times.. sather has got to effing go. i can’t take this crap anymore. i’m so sick and tired of the same results year in and year out.

  92. That is just inexcusable. Completely inexcusable! We just stood there and let them skate it, and let them shoot target practice. Ugly, ugly, ugly, and pathetic!

  93. orr, btw, did you like that two and a half men video with the fox that i posted for you a couple weeks ago?

  94. if sather had any balls he’d trade his Mr October goalie to the hawks for some of their young talent that they wont be able to sign, call up chad johnson and start over

  95. Let's make a deal with Brian Burke on

    He’ll give us anything we want off his roster if we give him a firstie. Sather will waste it anyway.

    What would it take to get Stajan and Komisarek in a deal (I know they both suck but they’re better than what we have).

  96. Olga Folkyerself on

    “What would it take to get Stajan and Komisarek in a deal (I know they both suck but they’re better than what we have).”

    Do you think before you post, or just type until your brain stops?

  97. Jagr revived the Rangers, and as a thank you, Sather dumped him in order to take the credit himself. And the team has collapsed in all categories ever since. If Gaborik was capable of carrying this team on his back, it would only allow Sather to hang on.
    So maybe the only chance to get rid of Sather is team failure. Fire Sather chants need to ring through MSG.

  98. KC…I hope you’re right and they start on Monday…

    Can you imagine the hysteria if Sather ever got fired or quit?

  99. NYR, actually i was gona say 3rd rounder because thats what i had a feeling it was but then i thought, nah thats too good a pick. I guess i should never underestimate sather.

  100. “Can you imagine the hysteria if Sather ever got fired or quit?”

    ***********

    it would be a Top 3 Rangers moment in my lifetime (I’m 29):

    1. 1994
    2. Sather gets fired/quits/retires/chokes to death on his cigar
    3. any of the Rozsival/Redden/Drury contracts getting waived or traded

  101. jobobranger8823 on

    i think its safe to say that we are done as in done for the year theres no way in hell this team spells a postseason spot…..just too many guys who just dont belong in the game of hockey on an nhl roster drury callahan higgins girardi rozsival prospal these guys are worthless as top 4 dmen and top 6 fowards. plain and simple,enough said.

  102. That goal should have taken the lead, the goal at the end of the period cant happen and crosbys goal was clearly offsides, lets come back and win this game it aint over

  103. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    great link Chris

    wow…this is just out of freakin control

  104. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    Oh well, this is what happens with the minor league Spiderman in net.

    The back of Vally’s mask says “stop.” He is secretly begging security to stop him from coming into each NHL arena. As it should be.

    At least Vally’s a great teammate.

  105. >>shoot me now, please!

    Sorry, but this team is not worth committing a crime and losing my freedom over.

  106. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    i think i will just play that song during every freakin game for the rest of the season

  107. how does valiquette just not leave the puck there for the ranger coming behind the net, that was somehtin lundqvist would do.. and then to top it off he falls down goin back to the crease

  108. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    LOL Lundy is going to have to step it up starting with the next game.

    Maybe the Pens can put up a 31 spot on the 31 year old.

  109. this guy is pathetic. soft goals and bad goals are numerous. he is an AHL lifer.

    see what Chad Johnson or someone else can do

    say goodbye to Vally

  110. nice elbow from the piece of garbage matt cooke on one of the few bright spots of our team anisimov, send out one of the 2 retards the next time he is on the ice please, or will avery have to do it

  111. at this point why not see if Johnson can play at the NHL level.

    Hank hasnt had his head in the game for almost a year and a half now.

  112. Torts does not know what he is doing with the goaltenders. Maybe the results would have been the same, but Valiquette should have started last night with Lundqvist going today. Sure, the Rangers lost three games in Pittsburgh with Lundqvist last season, but he has to start in division.

  113. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    That’s why sometimes I want us to take cheap shots.

    Every time the Rangers lose or get blown out over the past several years, we go down with class. We dont take cheap shots, we the play the game the right way.

    But other teams take cheap shots on our guys while they’re pounding us.

    And if we happen to be pounding another team, they take cheap shots and start fights and run into our goalie for the rest of that game.

  114. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    pens announcer :”and cooke buries his head in the back of the official.” wow, what a freakin woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! brashear will probably get suspended for trying to fight over the official, but at least he went for the guy

  115. of course they stop it immediately when brashear gets his hands on cooke, f the pens and f these refs, this game completely was changed when crosby made it 2-1 on that offsides goal, if that doesnt happen maybe the period ends 1-1 and we have a game, rangers need to bury rebounds in front it happened again in the first period tonight where there were a bunch of chances but nobody finishes, and when we do finish, its the same guy every time, gaborik, or prospal

  116. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    and again, their announcer says he buried his head in the back of the official. freakin ……. damnit i cant even say what I want to say cuz rick’ll ban me!

  117. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    LOL

    Vally givin up the hatty. Why does this guy have a backup goalie’s job in the NHL

  118. Linda says GET WELL SOON REDDEN! WE MISS YOU! on

    gee, he’s not complaining about all the hats on the ice this time.

  119. Jeeeze what in hell is going on?!?! When Deepee comes back for the Islander they are looking to move Biron. I say they dump Vally & pick him up.

    WTF 7-3 now?!?!

  120. Why don’t we just run him. Crosby is such a twat. Maybe A.O. Will call the arena and ask him to stop celebrating.

  121. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    Well, guys, in life, there are peaks and there are valleys,

    And Valiquette is a vally.

  122. Linda is turning the brown paper METS bag inside out and putting Rangers on it on

    what an absolute disgrace.

  123. The only thing left is to start head hunting. If someone killed crosby that would be my stanely cup.

  124. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    The bigger the embarrassment, maybe the wake up call will ring louder, for Lundqvist too.

  125. Linda is turning the brown paper METS bag inside out and putting Rangers on it on

    CR9, unfortunately, as long as they’re getting paid every two weeks ( or however they get paid) i dont think they really care. that’s the problem, we don’t have enough guys that care. They can say all they want in the paper, but actions are louder than words, and their actions lately are atrocious

  126. this is what you get when you have about 16 pieces of sh*t and 3 players….this is an ahl team at best

  127. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    LOL

    Vally Vally Vally

    Hey Hey Hey

    Get that Spiderman off your mask!!

  128. Linda is turning the brown paper METS bag inside out and putting Rangers on it on

    wow, valli should just sit down in goal now. honestly, dont even try anymore.

  129. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    WHy do we have Callahan fighting?

    Why not any number of worthless players like Voros.

  130. nice idea to start valiquette against one of the best teams in hockey for the 2nd time this season, will he learn his lesson… absolutely boneheaded.. i dont care that lundqvist dindt play well las nite bc he shoudl hav never been playing that game anyway, if u were gona giv valli a start TAHT was the game, u cannot hav this guy play great teams we hav no shot

  131. I really think this team is the worse team in 10 years. I never thought I would say that but this team is more than pathetic.

  132. Lets get Chad Johnson on a ferry please. Say what you want about Dubi buy he woulda looked alot better then cally just did

  133. Linda is turning the brown paper METS bag inside out and putting Rangers on it on

    huge disadvantage in weight, but cally held his own pretty decently.

  134. What is Torts going to say after this one. This is one of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen. Uglier than Mike Ricci.

  135. Brashear is really a dummy , I mean couldn’t he have picked a better time to try to get Cook. Not that the Rangers looked like they were going to come back, but just the same.

  136. Bring back Emile Francis, he once placed the whole team on waivers years ago after horrific play. Sather should quit and someone waive the whole damn team and lets not forget that this is the coaches fault.

  137. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    I know Sather is a joke for the most part, but if management truly cared about winning, Vally would be gone after this game and Chad Johnson would be brought up.

    Now Avery, but not Brashear. Good job Aves.

    And listen to Joe Mich. “not agreeing with Aves jumping on Red face Ruslan’s back”

    You are a Rangers commentator, take our side.

  138. TD, callys a “puzzy” because he went to stick up for his teammate and fight the guy who cheapshotted his teammate? not to mention he got some good throws in there before cooke basically quit the fight by just grabbing callys back, if anyones the “puzzy” it is matt cooke

  139. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    THIS IS ANGERSOME.

    Joe Mich. is our commentator and he is jumping all over Avery. I cant understand.

    I applaud Avery. He probably got cheap shotted and the refs conveniently missed it, so he took the law into his own hands, now that this game is over anyways.

  140. I will post it again

    Chad Johnson Hartford Wolf Pack
    10-6-1 2.10 GAA 6th best AHL Goalie

    Corey Locke Hartford Wolfpacl
    12G 21A Top AHL scorer

    can we please try

  141. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    No matter what, when 2 guys get into a fight, there is at most a 5 minute PP.

    7 minute PP?

    Because of an instigator?

    Their guy did not even get a penalty?

    That never happens when 2 guys get into a tussle.

    Refs cheating us down 5 goals.

  142. I hope someone instigates in the last 5 mins and costs Torts $10 grand. he should be fined that much for his dumb coaching tonight.

  143. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    This is eerily similar to the Red Sox Yankees game this year in which the Red Sox left Billy Traber out to dry and then released him the next day.

  144. Orr, you seem to lose a lot of bets. You already lost both nuts i guess huh? whats next man? lol. yeah, i take back everything i thought about renney. this group of players are just pieces of carp.

  145. orr they cant dump vally

    how will they kill time on msg to tell feel good stories about him and his kid(like nobody else on the team has a kid) and drurys llws wins if they are gone

  146. Linda is turning the brown paper METS bag inside out and putting Rangers on it on

    this announcer was calling goooooooooooooooal right after they got over the blue line…… asshat amateur, he’s on the elongated LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL when valli actually put his pad out on it… duh

  147. ill b surprised if torts even speaks with media tonight, and if he does it wont last more than 30 seconds

  148. this season won’t end soon enough. sell at the deadline. bring up locke, keep sanguinetti, and call it a year.

  149. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    Can we sign Jean Claude van Damme. He was a better goalie in Sudden Death than Vally has been in his entire life.

  150. Linda is turning the brown paper METS bag inside out and putting Rangers on it on

    why does this team never seem prepared for any given opponent? has drury even been on the ice this period???? what the hell kinda captain do we have? Our goon should be at Shady Pines instead of on the ice. aaaaaaaaaaargh

  151. It’s weird, the rangers could tank the season, have a fire sale and yet I feel it won’t matter because GLEN SATHER is the GM who would be making the moves.

  152. Linda is turning the brown paper METS bag inside out and putting Rangers on it on

    wish i could hear that kc. Tortorella definitely needs to take responsibility. Having the guys on this team trying to play his system on a consistent basis is like trying to put a square peg in a round hole. Just not gonna happen. Some people definitely need to be waived or sat or sent down. This is just embarrassing.

  153. I can tell you that Johnson has not been great, and there isn’t much of anybody in Hartford that will help this outfit. They have what they have barring injurys.

  154. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    ORR

    I meant Van Damme as our backup.

  155. Post of the night:

    “Can we sign Jean Claude van Damme. He was a better goalie in Sudden Death than Vally has been in his entire life.”

  156. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    Will somebody please

    Pull the shorts off Mr. Torts!!

  157. Orr, you’ve said it b4 and you’ve said it tonight-PUSSIES! There’s too many things on my mind to put up a novel right now. Just absolute garbage hockey.

  158. what is the use of having a good young crop of dmen if the forwards are not backchecking, like Drury’s dumb bonehead play was a good example

    and then having a goalie who could not stop a beach ball

    and then a coach who is so obstinate that he would rather make a point than get the 2 pts.

  159. I tell you what, I used to dislike him so much, but I do not mind Ken Daneyko one bit anymore. Screw it. Sure, he is a real homer, but I would rather sit down and share a beer with him, rather than any of these other losers. Man, I am so annoyed right now.

  160. need to build up extra muscle if i want to make that ranger team.wait. I forgot. actually, somebody pass me a doughnut and some beer. I think i’m a shoe-in!!!

  161. Here’s 1 thing,

    I’ve been coming on here for a while. Last year, this was the time that everybody started calling for Renney’s head. I can’t believe I’m seeing the same sh*t now with Torts.

  162. I would not be disappointed if the Rangers missed the playoffs this season. I still think Tortorella is a good coach, but it comes down to the Rangers’ inexperience on defense. This is a clear developmental year with the two rookies on the back end, and the playoffs would just be a bonus, especially in Dolan’s pocket. This also comes down to Sather’s long-term planning which is crap. He would have to assume that one of our defensive prospects would come up aces. Most of his moves are just to look good at the present time with little regard for the future. Of course, the early winning streak got me excited, just like last season, but the team is built on Gaborik and Lundqvist being able to bail out the rest when the whole team has a bad night together. There is enough offensive talent if they would be able to put it together and outscore their mistakes, and I’m still hoping for a playoff berth (since we all know that they would screw up a high pick anyway), but just like last season I will not feel too strongly towards the negative if we finish worse than eighth.

  163. 5 point night for hotdog lips eh? Bettman must have the campagne chilling, strawberries & candles waiting for Cindy after he showers off.

  164. To make it worse – Nigel Dawes has 3 goals in last three games and Lundmark scores the winner in shootout tonight!!!

  165. onecupin69yearsand counting on

    Blah,blah,blah-home grown talent
    blah,blah, blah, King Henrik
    Blah blah blah, blah blah blah.
    You don’t take this organzition serious?
    They’re the mets , knicks, nets,jets on skates.

  166. avery was right, valiquette is a minor league goalie but mr october lundqvist would have given up 10 tonight.

  167. Sather's WrapUp on

    Hi Ranger Fans!

    How did you like tonight’s game?
    We got three goals tonight. After last night the scoring is really picking up.

    I’m gonna make an offer for that Crosby kid though. I’ll give them Redden and Drury and a second rounder, if I have to.

    That reminds me, I need to cancel Hat Night at the Garden. Fans don’t like hats. They threw them all on the ice in the middle of the game.

    Valiquette wasn’t as sharp as he can be. Maybe he needs a few more starts, I’ll talk to Torts about it.

    My boy Brashear was out there again giving it his Ranger All. Where is Brash? Hey Brash! Here’s a couple of bucks. Run down to the concession stand and gets us a big bunch of Nachos. No jalapenos though, they burn my sphincter.

    Well it’s back to the Garden. I can’t wait to get home and build on this successful road trip. Funny thing though, I know all the tickets are sold, but the place looks half empty during the game. Must be all that good food in the Garden. Fans just can’t stay in their seats.

    See you Monday, and have a wonderful Rangers night!

  168. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    I am not calling for Torts’ head.

    I am calling for his shorts.

    He should be embarrassed walking out to the parking lot in his underwear.

    Pull the shorts off Mr. Torts!

  169. I don’t needa word to put in. All you need in order for sather to give u a spot: Heartbeat, LLWS trophy(not completely needed), mouthguard(must have at least 50 chewing marks), missing one nut(orr, you got dis!!),complete lack of emotion. Oh almost forgot. You must, must, not let any loss ruin your day.

  170. I think Torts is the right coach, but he needs to change things up a bit. This team, is just not good enough to play this system. Simply not fast or talented enough.

  171. it really goes back to Sather. he still thinks he’s in early 80’s Edmonton, wide open hockey. he looks for another Gretzky rather than go the Lou L. devils route and just have an organization-wide defensive system and interchangeable parts

    that is why they are so consistently in contention every year no matter who plays or coaches them.

  172. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    TD

    Vally is not a pee wee league goalie, nevermind a minor league goalie!

  173. 1-What exactly did Brash do to deter any more liberties being taken? He did exactly what Mara did to him last year after his hit on Betts. Did we really need to give him 1+ for 2 years?
    2-Was it really necessary to sign Steve Vallequette to a 2 yr deal before free agency began? He is not a good back up.
    3-I think Danekyo just said the cun word.
    4-What was Avery doing? What has he been doing all year?
    5-I’m so pissed that Cally has to show his pussy teammates how to stop a guy running his teammates. Kinda like a couple of years ago with Shanny taking on Brash.

    My wrists are tired, beer brake.

  174. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    I thought they all played a dandy game tonight. each and every one earning their paychecks. What a game. seldom to i get to witness such a clinic. I can only hope the trend continues and we most assuredly will win the cup this year!

    Did i mention i love wine.

  175. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " From good to bad to awful then flat out ugly!!!!"... says Greg L. on

    Can’t take Van Dam , cuz he was on Pittsburgh for that game!!! Maybe Rob Van Dam!!!?? RVD!!!???

    Valley “legs open wide as a Valley” Vallequette played good from the start but can’t ever seem to play a full 60 min. Ive said all along that we NEED a back up goalie so Hank can rest, Valley doe n’t provide that rest at all. A Al Montaya or a young Dan Blackburn would be sweet to bring up to challenge Junk-qvist .

  176. I’m pretty sure it’s time to cut ties with Valiquette. I know he’s a nice guy and has a great personality but quite simply, he cannot control a rebound and is always out of position. He is a career backup goalie and that has never been more evident than tonight when he went up against a high-powered offense.

    I think it’s time we give Chad Ochocinco a shot at backup. He has a very tidy 2.10 GAA and .926 save percentage for the Wolf Pack and it’d be nice to have some semblance of confidence going into games that Hank isn’t starting.

  177. Why are everybody so upset?
    We are not in the same league with ice chickens.
    Plus as much as i like Torts… that’s really bad coaching.

  178. onecupin69yearsand counting on

    meanwhile the ATM on the Ranger charter flight is stocked full of cash waiting for the lads , they won’t go home empty handed.

  179. Linda is turning the brown paper METS bag inside out and putting Rangers on it on

    this team needs a colonic, and enema, a lobotomy! a total cleansing, top to bottom, and an organization wide plan. totally disheartening. off to watch old school horror movies, just didnt get enough of a fright watching that game.

  180. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    The NHL is a joke.

    They changed the rules overnight because Sean Avery dared to wave his stick in front a fatty’s face.

    But they do not change rules for head shots which could hurt people.

    Torts is right. The game is screwed up. They go after guys like Avery who bring attention to the league.

    But not the Don Brashear’s and Matt Cooke and Jarko Ruutu’s of the league that hurt people.

  181. CR9 (Red Sox farm system = Hydra, except cut off one head and 6 more grow back) on

    That’s what I am talking about.

    The New York Rangers win or lose with class.

    The opponents of the Rangers win or lose with scumbaggery, taking cheap shots up 5 goals in a game.

    Why?

    Simple answer:

    Because they can and get away with it.

  182. Why does Danekyo make sense? Who wouldn’t take a Danekyo type guy on the team right now?

    I’ve been watching the Rangers since the mid 70’s and even when they were getting blown out, I always watched to the end just to see what was going to happen. With this team, my old habits should be thrown out the window cause they aint doing crap.

  183. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    sadly, only our defense scored. and our defense was our weakest link. so they were the best and the worst part of the team game. IF our forwards could convert on some of those GREAT scoring oppertunities, That would have been a game. instead we are all sulking again and calling for someones rolling bloody head. Something is missing, something that we already have but are overlooking. I know the team wants to play well. they want to win. they want to dominate. they want to make the right play. they want to put pucks on net. they want to find the open man. something is lost between the want and the execution. lets call it commitment. commitment to the system in place.

    Cumbaya

  184. Maybe we should have thrown Dubi or Cally in a package when Kessel was available. Who did they want from us for Kessel? Kid looks damn good for Toronto.

  185. Hey they just ran that commercial on MSG with the guy talking about watching losers lose in high def, so you can see their loser tears in high def, as they go to their loser locker room, in high def.

    Kind of fitting for tonight’s game, wouldn’t you say?

  186. Orr, Idk if you have fios or not, but on demand, they have the exercise tv. Carmen electra and kim kardashian have one. they stretch and stuff. good watch. They aint no fox but she doesnt have any exercise videos. lol

  187. Well Monday night will be extremely interesting. We will either come out looking for blood and revenge, or it will look like a wild rabid bear is running through smurf village.

  188. Bubblehead-we’ve got a one sided defense. All of them were brought here to score. There is no balance, no Beuke/Leetch pairings cause we don’t have any Beuke types.

  189. To all the idiots calling for Tort’s head, SHUT THE F….K UP!!!

    YOu can’t win in this league with a minor league goalie, and a bunch of minor league players like Voros, and PAP, and some others. This team is going to be much better down the road. I look at the bright side. They are finally sticking up for each other and are still in the hunt. Be patient!

    Or would you rather have Renney still back there developing other teams cast offs and career minor leaguers? Do any of you fools think you would ever see MDZ or Gilroy here or even AA if that dope was still coach?

    Relax, it is still early. I would rather make all my mistakes now than later.

  190. yea monday night will be interesting. like Nasty said we come out looking for blood and win a 4-2 or 3-1 sorta game or we see a slaughter again like 5-2 and actually start hearing Fire Torts chants.

  191. who really wants them to win monday? honestly. They arent consistent. They’ll get your hopes up monday, only to lose the next game with no heart. ugh!

  192. ranger909
    November 28th, 2009 at 10:43 pm
    fios doesnt have msg in hd. stupid dolans not letting fios have msg hd.

    STUPID CHARLES DOLAN HAVING A SON.
    STUPID JIM DOLAN NOT LETTING US HAVE A GM WHO ISN’T SENILE.

  193. I am so bummed and depressed after these last two, that I am going to eat this entire big top cupcake thing that my wife made for a party that we have to go to tomorrow. Maybe you have seen the infomercial. It is this giant cupcake thing. Looks good, I have had a few, I am going for it.

  194. I’m still supportin torts. whats frustrating is that sometimes he doesnt explain a lot. Though its frustrating to us, maybe it actually is better that he keeps what he wants to say to the team private.

  195. Guys don’t get the blogfather mad with the language….

    I’m still sorry I couldn’t watch the carnage with you. It would have been worth it still with having to be around all of these vapid wanna be’s tonight.

  196. BY the way, the guy that really needs to be fired is Sather. This ass clown has saddled the team $22,000,000 worth of SHITe that is killing thier ability to make some moves.And Sags looks pretty good out there. I would love to dump Blowzy to the Pack and let the kid play!

  197. Oh the Hypocrisy of Rangers Fans! on

    Rangers fans whining about OTHER teams taking cheap shots at their guys? Now I’ve heard it all.

  198. Poor use of personnel tonite by Torts. Has anyone else noticed how lacking in fundamentals our goalies are…..they drop to their knees on every shot and never use their stick to stop a puck…I thought the goaltender’s pads were for stopping shots….ours use them to cushion their immediate flop to the ice. All our troubles are not because of Hank and Valli, but geez they need to stop something once in a while. Maybe Richter needs to be hired as new goalie coach (I know we supposedly have an all world coach now in Allaire) and teach these guys how to play an angle and stand up once in a while…they both big guys who block a lot of net. We need to be sellers at the deadline….play our young guys and let’s see what they got. Can’t be any worse. I think you will see Chad Johnson in the near future.

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