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First the news. Sean Avery will play on the No. 1 line with Gaborik and Prospal. Question: What took so long?

Enver Lisin will be prucha’d apparently. Donald Brashear on the third line. Question: Why?

Henrik Lundqvist in goal.

Biggest question: Which line would John Tortorella trust to play man-up against Crosby and Malkin, if and when they are together, and which lines will he employ against them if they are apart? Answer: There is no good answer to either of these questions.

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Here’s something from the Rangers about the Garden of Dreams, which will take place during the first intermission:

MARK MESSIER TO ACCEPT MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION AWARD ON BEHALF OF THE GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION
Garden of Dreams Presented with Annual Chris Greicius Industry Icon Award during the November 30th New York Rangers Game at Madison Square Garden

New York, November 30, 2009 – On Monday November 30, 2009, as the Rangers host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden, the Garden of Dreams Foundation will be presented with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America’s annual Chris Greicius Industry Icon award which acknowledges exceptional dedication to Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission by helping grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
During the first intermission of Monday’s game, Make-A-Wish Foundation Metro New York President and CEO Patricia Clemency and wish child Matthew Von Dollen will take the ice to present Mark Messier with the prestigious award which he will accept on behalf of the Garden of Dreams Foundation. The presentation will be followed by a special video feature highlighting the Garden of Dream Foundation’s ongoing relationship with Make-A-Wish.

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Hey, maybe the Captain can give the Rangers a little talk, too. Or suit up.

Enjoy the game.

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  1. Repost…

    Rangers will win tonight for Liam. He’s my friend, my Ranger watching buddy, my 12 year old tabby cat that I had to put to sleep this morning. Come on guys. LGR!

  2. NYRGUY,

    What does slew foot mean? He tried to trip him? What about Avery going avery Crosbys head intentionally? It did not look like cooke went after arties head intentionally? Just does not make sense. Just because one got injured?

  3. Salty

    redden is out with upper body injury

    CryBoy scores a hat-trick on hat day…what are the odds, eh? oh yeah…it was against rangers…no odds needed

    lisin was dressed but benched for the entire game in Pissburgh

    Torts is full of carp…

    thats pretty much it for now.

  4. carped on the mtn oysters….damn!

    repost for ilb:

    fresh mtn oysters from the guy next to you in the crosby jersey!!

  5. sorry folks, couldn’t help it. Don’t know why it is so funny to me, maybe its the grey cup euphoria…sorry ZZZZZZ.

  6. Nasty,i agree with most,we wont make the 8th spot,and i hope we make some smart moves when it becomes clear that the playoffs arent going to happen.

  7. Apparently DP is going to be back in Mid-December right in time for 3 games with the NYR…that could get interesting. As far as the definition of slew-footing, from http://www.afterthewhistle.com/en/Rules/20022003/slewfooting02.htm:

    This move is very dangerous because of the way that a player who gets slew footed lands on his back or his head. When a player slew foots another player, this player being slew footed usually lands on his back/tailbone or his head and it can result is severe pain to the back and concussions to the head.

  8. I love having Brian Leetch as an announcer. He has some true insight in the defensive aspect of the game.

  9. Even the pre-game guys are saying they are surprised with the lines…MSG is saying the Dru/Cali/Brash is the 2nd line…can you imagine if he plays 15 minutes lol…I say he doesn’t get more than 6 minutes

  10. “Donald Brashear on the third line. Question: Why?”

    Because he is a super-duper threat! People just run for their lives when he is on the ice!

    Brashear with a hat-trick on a hatless night… You heard it here first…

  11. Good lord, the simple fact that Torts has resigned to putting Brash on the 2nd line is a testament to the piss-poor job Sather has done this off-seaosn.

  12. Wicky- done. In formaline.

    Rabid- sorry, that hurts. Hang in there.

    The guy next to me is from Hawaii. Says he doesn’t get to see too much hockey. Really?

    No fireworks during warmups. Something tells me it will change once the game starts.

  13. I remember Torts saying we had the NHL caliber players to fill in for Dubi etc…I should have known it would be B-hole.

    haha NYRGuy…
    its a secret

  14. How does this theory sound guys…

    The only reason Brash is on the 2nd line is so Torts can justify having him on the ice at the same time as Crosby/Malkin. He knows he will get roasted for putting a 4th line of Brash/Boyle/Voros out there, so he does this instead. Basically hanging his Captain and Alternate out to dry by them playing short-handed.

  15. NYRGuy –

    Not a bad notion, but Torts has to realize that Crosby and Malkin will skate circles around Brash.

  16. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    NYRGuy, I think you nailed it. But as we all know, Torts doesnt match lines or players. He plays his own game and doesnt worry about things like that.

  17. Wait a second. Did you say they mentioned Brashear is on the second line? Sheesh.. I gues he is the best we have to shadow Crosbey. Leetch- Bure kinda thing? Maybe I should start driving back home. Less traffic…

  18. If Torts is gonna put Brash on the 2nd line, why doesn’t he just put Voros with Gaborik instead…they’ve done it before and weren’t unsuccessful

  19. Ill will be fun to watch the blushirts get totally ripped tonight aswell..I see no way possible the rangers have any sort of chance to win against pittsburgh.

  20. bubblehead

    you crack me up my friend!

    still at work so the game is being dvr’d, so I’m out to avoid spoilers, enjoy everyone!

  21. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "It's all Rangers ,baby!!!!"... says Greg L. on

    Yeah Wicky , I don’t wanna talk about it.Booooooooo!!! Let’s just say the better team lost. What team misses the winning field goal then gets another chance cuz the other team was sooo stuiped it had too many men on the field . This is why I like hockey over football . The game was super gay and I CAN’t WAIT TO WATCH TE RANGERS!!!!

  22. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    Wicky, glad you enjoy my humor. Glad someone reads it.

    If i wanted to be ignored. I would talk to my wife.

  23. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "It's all Rangers ,baby!!!!"... says Greg L. on

    What’s a good link to a hot Megan Fox pic…I need a pick -me-up.

  24. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "It's all Rangers ,baby!!!!"... says Greg L. on

    Jlone..” If i wanted to be ignored. I would talk to my wife.” – priceless.

  25. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    Avery has been put on the first line over the past couple of games. He never started there, but he has had time on it. I thought he did well there but there seemed to be times when no one would chase the puck along the boards. Avery was behind the net, Gaborik was off the screen hovering in open ice and prospal was taken out of the play. puck ended up safely out of the zone. It will happen again, watch for it.

  26. I think they will come out flying…this game certainly has a different feel to it than most! I’ll be back at intermission, enjoy the 1st everyone! (Hopefully)

  27. Rabid, I am sorry for your lost. I have had pets (more like a member of the family) my whole life, it sucks to lose one.

    I will say the Rangers will win it and will play well. So well, we are going to ask “Why did they not play like this before???”

    Gaborik will score 3 goals, Lisin scores 1 goal and Higgins will score one. Rangers win it 5-1.

  28. 4Generations and only 4Cups on

    I just want to address bull dog line on this post in regard to the fact that P.A. Parenteau is just a minor leaguer.

    How was that pass to Gilroy getting through the neutral zone? Minor league play?

  29. They have to keep up the pace. So far so good.
    The guy from Hawaii next to me will affect my hearing. He’ll lose his voice soon, I hope.

    Leetch!!

  30. I’m really sick of that MSG “Two Generations of Cool” promo. In whose book is Jay-Z considered “cool”?

  31. 4Generations and only 4Cups on

    I dont know when Jay-Z was even good? His older stuff was alright…? But like, a generation of cool? Wow.

  32. Brash had a pretty good period until that penalty…glad to see us playing well but lets see if they can keep it up…

    I keep waiting for Staal to knock his brother on his carp

  33. Florida has lost 4 straight! At least there is something positive the Rangers have had a part in!

  34. Well what do you know, I don’t have to watch something else after the first period.

    Sorry to hear about your buddy, RabidNYR. I also have a feline buddy who watches games on my lap. He’s almost 17 but still pretty spry.

  35. ok Boys… I’ll see your megan fox and raise you with a shirtless Chris Higgins! :-)http://www.25stanley.com/photos/chris-higgins/

    Now Lets go rangers!

  36. 4 gen,
    I would very much like to be wrong on PA, and Staal for that matter. Lets have them prove me wrong.

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

    4Generations and only 4Cups
    November 30th, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    I dont know when Jay-Z was even good? His older stuff was alright…? But like, a generation of cool? Wow.

    I’m not attacking you, and I aside from Empire State of Mind, I dont really care for JayZ’s music, but leave it to New Yorkers to insult a guy who portrays himself as a New Yorker and a Yankees fan.

    I have never heard a scumbag Bostonian insult the pathetic POS Drop Kick Murphy’s.

    About the game, WOW! Just WOW! I guess that is why Brash*t can’t play his style of game with the Rangers. He got called for a penalty for what he did to pig vomit face (haha Nasty 1). I mean, PUHHHH Lease. Could the refs be any more obvious with that garbage.

  38. Very entertaining so far. I was wrong about the guy from Hawaii. He had three beers. He’ll be sleeping in a few. Please, man don’t vomit in this direction, I came straight from work.

  39. Sanguinetti can play. Doubt he will stay up when Redden returns, but he has given the Rangers a little something to think about.

  40. Jay-Z is a raging douche. He lives in NJ and if you read the lyrics from NY its not too nice of a song errrr I use the word “song” loosely.

  41. Someone should tell these guys to shoot as quick as they possibly can, when they are in range. They take to long to shoot. I doesn’t matter how hard the shot is , just shoot it, and they will score more.

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

    Any friend of Derek Jeter’s can’t be all that bad. That’s the way I look at it.

    But one thing I do know, if the Drop Kick Murphy’s were black, they’d have been booted out of Boston faster than Steve Valiquette can give up 5 goals.

    GABBY!!!!!!!

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

    Crease
    They are doing exactly what they’re paid for. Cheat the Rangers.

    Thanks a ton Hank. On the backhand.

  44. RIDICULOUS! I tell you, if I’m Gaborik, this is where I feign injury and head to the dressing room.

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

    That’ll take the crowd out of it rather quickly

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

    Not insulting our team, but only our idiots cannot execute a group hug after a goal correctly.

  47. If you hear: “Kill efffing Crosby” and” Hit the efffing pu…” it’s Hawaiian guy next to me. I clearly underestimated his vocal cords. And my tympanic membranes…

  48. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Gaborik Vs Crosby!!!!"... says Greg L. on

    Now if Brashear kept “shoving guys” like that..I’d actually start liking him.

    Wow ,Gaborik scores then Crosby ,BATTLE OF THE BEST.

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

    Hank just allowed Mike Scrubb to score on him. Can it get worse?

  50. HOLY HELL!!! OMG that Ballard accident was insane.

    They really need to tighten their defense. They arent playing the way they were in the first. WTF is with them. Why cant they stay consistent!!!!!

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

    Joe Micheletti, why do we have to give credit to the Penguins. Nobody gives credit to any NY team.

  52. Good Lord Gaborik has some release.

    Back hand shots are the MOST deceptive shots for a goalie to stop.

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

    We’re playing with one star, one line. Another penalty. What a joke.

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

    Why can’t Marc Staal start a fight with Jordan. That might get the crowd up and get me fired up.

  55. Believe me fellow Ranger fans, where not making the playoffs. Last years teams that finished behind us are better than last year and this team is worse than last year, not a formula to make the playoffs.

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

    Why did we get rid of Bourque? He has got be better than Boyle or Higgins or Drury or Brashear.

  57. ok, have been on the phone with my daughter, have there been any FIRE SATHER chants bellowing from the crowd?

  58. OH THIS IS FUGGIN RIDICUFUGGINLOUS with the GODDAMN CALLS!!!!

    10 minutes till this shit is getting turned off for Saints game!

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

    I dont understand, we had a breakaway against the lighting and they took us down and no call.

    the sunshine commentators were applauding the noncall and what a great play it was.

    but the replay showed the guy never got the puck.

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

    There should be a league of athletes that look like farm animals.

    Jayson Werth of the Phillies
    Tyler Kennedy of the Penguins
    Though not a farm animal, Donald Brashear sort of looks like an ape (not being racist, like a Bostonian)

  61. What is this the Little League World Series? I don’t care what Sanguinetti’s favorite ice cream is…

  62. Common folks, this is buttman’s team, the penguins. Him and Cindey have a relationship so the refs are told to call penalties on the opposing team and try not to call any on the penguins.

  63. gonna see that ovie hit again, and vokun gettin whacked on the head by his own guy… freakin full moon??

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

    Sorry for your loss Rabid. Just saw the post.

  65. GIVE HIM ANOTHER 2 FOR ARGUING !!!!!!!!!

    Why cant PUDDIN’ make himself useful and take Cindy’s head off?!!?!?!

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

    GABBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABBBBBBBBBBBBBBYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #21

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

    Thanks for keeping us in it Hank.

  69. Did anyone see what MDZ did after he got nailed behind his net?

    He skated back in the Pittsburgh zone a thumped the next guy he came close to. Gosh, I love that kid!

  70. yea, no doubt MDZ is a keeper. That kid is going to be great one day. Sather finally got a first round pick that can play.

  71. Holy Crap, I just turned on versus and they were showing the cap game and OV tried one of his open ice hit and went knee on knee with a hurricane player and blew his knee out, looks bad.

  72. Vokoun received a deep cut to his left ear but is alert and responsive in the locker room…that must make Ballard feel like a million bucks…someone’s getting a week’s worth of free dinners

  73. wow Keith Ballard ASSHAT SUPREME!!! who the hell does that around their own goalie???? WTF is going on tonight? And yes, Ovechkin SHOULD be suspended, but you know he won’t. They’ll spin it just like the versus schlubs did

  74. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Gaborik Vs Crosby!!!!"... says Greg L. on

    Jagrs record is in serious jepardy at the pace Gaborik is going. I don’t care about the Jagr thing as much as having a Ranger LEADING the NHL in POINTS and GOALS. Could even win the Hart trophy if we ever make it to the playoffs.

  75. Tomg…hate to see players get hurt, but when you go after Gleason like he did what that knee on knee hit, he got exactly what he deserved.

  76. Linda what did Versus say? MSG mentioned he got a 5 minute major and ejected for his knee on knee hit

  77. NRGUY, no doubt. OV has been running at players since he got into the league and it looks like he got what he deserves.

  78. they were saying that he skates so fast that sometimes he dekes and his leg or elbow come out. I was like WHAT THE HELL!! they compared his hit to larockheads ( 5 game suspension), saying it wasnt as bad and that ovechkin might need to slow down a bit from his ‘hunter mentality’ skating.

    I hate to see anyone get hurt, but if he did blow his knee out, its his own freakin fault.

  79. laviolette actually said ‘the hit ON ovechkin’ duh it was BY him. It’s like anyone in the media (except Rick and Laurel) think we’re all stupid and that our eyes dont work properly.

  80. Are you CARPIN serious Linda..WTF…I hate Versus…prob got a memo from Bettman that if they said anything negative about the hit they would switch back to ESPN

  81. NYRguy, i was literally sitting here shaking my head at the tv. Between laviolette and mulletblom making excuses for him, it was like watching the bastage love child of FoxNews and CNN!

  82. at least Gleason came back. That’s be kinda appropriate if he’s ok and Ovechkin’s out for a while. I know that sounds kinda harsh, but ya live by the sword ya die by the sword

  83. Don Cherry has been saying that one day somebody is going to knock OV out, well, OV knock himself out.

  84. good defensive hockey? IN FRONT OF THE RANGER NET???? now you KNOW it’s definitely supernatural!

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

    That should be a penalty for hitting Gabby. The way Brashear got it for Pig face.

  86. wow Sir Slewfoot actually getting a penalty???? WTF, someone better kick someones ass, ya dont hit the hockey god like that! Heffin hot dog lips

  87. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    what else can this dude do! He actually flattened hot dog lips lips for a second!!!!! GABBY FOR RULER OF THE WORLD!

  88. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    wow, not only does manbearpig play hockey, but he was also in Lord of the Rings.

    Callahan wide…….Higgins wide……… are you kiddin me, just lost the stream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  89. Penguins got away with to tripping penalties but I bet if it was the other way around the penguins would have a 5-3.

  90. OMG did you see that trip on Cally??? He pushed his skate out from underneath him and he REF WAS RIGHT THERE>!!>!>!

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

    He just allowed Mike Scrubb his 1st career 2 goal game.

  92. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    wow, the effin ref was watchin the play and didnt call the cally trip……..afreakinmazing!!!

    i did not realize Gabby was as tough as he is!

  93. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    that is absolute dogship……. how does noone hit him? oh i see, rozsival

  94. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    has gilroy been on the ice at all this period, and why does torts let stevie wonder pick out his clothes??

  95. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    Please Rozsival, retire for Christmas for all of us… PLLLLEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Fleury dont know where it is, but ends up with it.

    Hank knows where it is, glove side high, and he cant do nothing to stop it.

    When did Fleury become a better goalie than Hank? Is he? He does have 2 SC appearances in a row and 1 SC.

  97. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    worst Christmas song besides anything by Madonna, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion… Blue Christmas by Elvis. uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh!

  98. i think even i could score on henrik glove high. he has been mediocre this whole season so far. and why is noone sticking up for gabby in the after whistle scrums? can you hear me del zotto? can you hear me callahan? they are just 2 of the cream puffs that arent sticking up for their teammates… this team is bad for my high blood pressure.

  99. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    maybe Hank needs some new contacts or something cuz sheeeeeesh, he’s lettin in goals he’d have stopped a season or two ago. I swear I hope sweden does NOT make the medal round!!!!! :-)

  100. god forbid they would have gave us a 5 on 3 on the Penguins when cally clearly got tripped by McKee, its a joke… and rozsival has to move toward rupp on that shot but in his defense maybe hes thinking on a 3 on 2 that hank could handle a shot from MIKE RUPP, pathetic hank, COME OUT OF THE NET

  101. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    when are cally and mdz on the ice with gabby? i’m being serious. and isnt that what Brastrap was ‘hired’ for???

  102. higgins was actually in the play enough, rozsival and staal gota communicate on that play, staal shoudl be screaming to rozi to go at him but rozi should know that himself.. idont even know why i disect it it just makes me flip out even more.. oh and now its 4-2 , mark eaton 2 goals agaisnt us in the last 2 games, sick

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

    Not at this point, but at some point during the season if this garbage progresses, we ought to sit Hank and Gabby for the rest of the season so they are healthy and rested for next season without Slats as our GM.

  104. so did we lose yet??? has this been a game of every thing the rangers were supposed to fix, they didnt? and werent they supposed to have somebody other than gabby score every freakin goal for this team!!!!! im sick of this team. wake me up at draft time

  105. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    wow, i cant believe this is the same dude who made the most obscenely hard saves a year or two ago…..

  106. Seriously, I dont understand the whole benching thing with Torts. What did Kotalik do that was so egregious for him to sit him almost the whole game? It really makes no sense.

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

    Mike Pup scored a hat trick against us. I guess my question of if things can get worse, just got answered with a resounding YES!

  108. EMBARRASING AS SHIT!!!! CROSBY 5 GOALS AND A HAT TRICK FROM RUPP!!!! LUNDQVIST GO TO BED UUUU!!!

  109. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    they should play an entire game WITHOUT a goalie

    WTF, that’s just wrong on so many effin levels

  110. just got in from work for the “fun” of seeing the Blueshirts losing and then seeing the pens getting the 4th goal.
    somehow it must be my fault and for that i’m sorry.

    btw,
    our goalie is playing like a 7th rounder.

  111. Folks, it’s only going to get worse before it gets better. The better part won’t be this year. I wonder if Torts will last the season.

  112. BringBackStraka on

    Rupp on one leg…8 goals. That would be second on NYR or as many as Callahan, Drury, and Higgins combined.

    Fleury shows you what a money goalie does….makes 3rd period saves.

  113. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    mike rupp, mike effin rupp, how pathetic! thats like Orr giving up on megan fox and going for bea arthur!!!!!! wow

  114. its a joke how kotalik barely played and Lisin is a healthy scratch for a team that cant score goals, it makes no sense. bring grachev up NOW and let him play with anisimov so they can start building chemistry. i cant take this shit anymore

  115. >>Folks, it’s only going to get worse before it gets better.

    Nah, I think it’ll get worse before it gets worst.

  116. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    the penguins find a way to win???? uh its called high glove side, and everyone knows that…

    I feel horrible for Gabby. He IS the man, but he can’t be a gang of one, he can’t make saves, he can’t clear the crease… what a hot load of crap

  117. Is there a gretzky in the up coming draft because I’m starting to get the feeling the rangers are going to end up with the worst record in 2009-2010 season.

  118. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    are they gonna wait until after the olympics to bring up grachev? Won’t be long before the Islanders get ahead of us if they keep playing this carp.

  119. Ill just come out and say it. Lundqvist sucks. He’s just like Dreary, Dredden, and Blowzival. They’re all over paid, and they don’t care. Im sorry to say it, but im really starting to dislike the guy.

    Softqvist only gives a shit aboot Team Sweden and himself. He truly is overrated.

    Id rather see Sister Lundqvist in net instead of him.

    This team makes me sick. Jennifer’s Body is almost done downloading, so ill have that to make me happy.

    Team of losers.

  120. Taylor Hall is pretty good TOMG lol…if Gaborik gets hurt, pencil us in for #1, but there’s a lottery right? So we may only have to finish 3rd to worst

  121. tomg- i hope torts doesnt last the season. he put kots on after the games already out of reach???? wtf? i mmean, how many times can higgins,aves,cally,rest of the team have chances and not score?? its so damn pathetic. and hank is garbage this year. hes been posing in too many magazines. he needs a goalie who will challenge and eventually take his spot away. dethrone him!!!! or make him play like he used to. give him some competition and we’ll see how fast he’ll turn it around. or maybe hank is just comin down to earth. hes been gradually worse each season basically. not by much, but now hes really being exposed by bad d and not improving his game and preparing for the new system. hes not fit for it. he needs a good defense in front of him to be good.

  122. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    thats absolutely disturbing NYRguy!!!!! and i dont think i heard drury’s OR gilroys name in the 3rd.

  123. NYRGuy

    100000% Agreed. Like I said. I dont know what the guy did to get himself benched. Im glad they have this time off …. They need to bring in Anthony Robbins or something for some sort of mental toughness course. Jeeeeeeeeze.

  124. The team as a whole played better. The goaltending was not great. Henrik should have had at least a couple of those, he didn’t look any better than Valli tonight. Without really good goaltending this team looses.

  125. I had to draft Brodeur in my fantasy league and offered a guy Brodeur for Hank straight up and he said no…who knew I would actually be happy about that?

  126. BringBackStraka on

    What guy falls down with a good scoring chance in the 3rd period and then doesn’t step up on a 3 on 3? Michael Rosival..looks like he is still playing for Pittsburgh.

    I hold my breath everytime Gaborik gets hit. If/when he goes down, call it a season….no other reason to watch this $&%#!

  127. Somebody posted a link the other day where somebody stated on the link that the Rangers should seriously look into what they can get for Lundqvist and sell, sell, sell. I didn’t agree the other day, thought it was crazy but I am starting to change my mind.

  128. PERSPECTIVE:

    Mike Rupp -yes, MIKE EFFING RUPP – just scored more goals in one game against the Rangers than Chris Drury, Ryan Callahan, Sean Avery, and Chris Higgins have scored IN THE ENTIRE SEASON.

    Yes, they held Sidney to only 2 goals (that’s 5 in 2 games against the Rangers) but MIKE RUPP took over the game for the Pens.

    I will not try to explain any of this ever again. The Rangers lack secondary scoring? They gave up 3 goals to MIKE RUPP. That’s like, tertiary or quaternary scoring. This defies explanation. The whole team needs to be fired. There is no way to fix this.

  129. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    lmao @ a confidence builder!

    Everyone and their unborn children know Hanks beatable high on the glove side, how does their genius goalie coach NOT work on that? Hank’s lost his swagger!

  130. Cigarpuss better toss Rozi, Charmin & Higgins like a happy kleenex come deadline.

    Yes Linda… I think a new goalie coach is in order. They all have his number and he GD flopps on his stomach ALL of the time it drives me crazy. WTF is the matter with him. He has to be playing hurt. There is NO WAY he can be this out of focus and out of control of his game.

  131. My mood just got a lot better after seeing a beautiful 75 yard touchdown by the saints to take a 17-7 lead over the pats!

    And now a sack!

  132. Linda they just mentioned on postgame that players must know to just shoot shoot shoot at his high glove side lol

  133. What BS this is that their forwards & D arent doing their jobs and letting these guys blaze down the middle, blaze down the boards with no pressure, no hitting NOTHING. They go untouched and CONSTANTLY back in.

  134. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    IZZY: Orr- do you leave your socks on during sex?
    ORR: What difference does that make? I’m just sitting by myself in front of the computer….

  135. Fleury has been better than lundqvist for a while. Just took a while to realize it. He makes the BIG save

  136. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    Mako, agreed, there is something not right with him. Screw benoit allaire (sp) and bring in Richter to talk to the guy. This is beyond the pale.

    I’m actually wondering if he’s forgetting who pays his 6.5 million and is just resting for the olympics.

  137. does anyone else feel like crap when lundqvist gets interviewed? He’s so somber when he talks. I feel like I gave up a hat trick to mike rupp now. feels awful

  138. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    lmao NYRguy, they guys on versus think they are a step ahead of us, when they’re actually 500 miles behind. The sad thing is, they get PAID for this!!! Sheesh I need to watch some phineas and ferb after that horror show!!

    OH, one other thing, never never never watch the Star Wars Holiday Special!!!! We got it on riff trax, and it was the most horrible thing ever put to film ( outside of the Rangers for the past 6 weeks!!!) If it wasnt for the commentary, i think my fiance and i would have lit the apartment on fire!

  139. think torts is goin apeshart crazy right about now on that 3rd goal?? its gotta be frustrating to be him right now with the worst team in the league. well. soon to be worst, hopefully, they can lose most of their games from now playoffs start. wanna get hall!!!

  140. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    NYRguy, we all know it wont ruin his Last Day of November, thats for sure

  141. From Chris drury: “Not gonna let this ruin my week off. practice? haha. we talkin about practice. I die for this team on the ice. Nothing left to practice. See you later. Me and the clutchmobile gotta go to the mall. I’m gna be santas little helper!!! Maybe Santa will let someone else be the best this year!”

  142. someone who scored 3 goals each of the last 2 years scored 3 on us tonight and against “one of the best goaltenders in the league.” henry is terrible this year. seriously terrible. the whole team makes mistakes yes but man he lets in some goals that he can save. and he never knows where the puck is when its close to him

  143. Again like last year, he isnt getting any help. But he isnt helping coming up with the big saves. I mean in stead of all of the time, its a handful now a days.

    Eff Drury really. Im so sick of waiting for this guy to do something. He isnt a captain. Give the freaking “C” to Gabby he deserves it.

  144. minus the secondary goal scoring, they played a pretty good game

    lundqvist has to stop that rupp shot in the 3rd…that save is what sets apart mediocre teams from good teams, and the rangers are a mediocre team…they’re worse than mediocre at the moment

    kotalik should have seen some pp time…i don’t remember what he did that was so bad to deserve a whole game’s benching

    oh well…i’ve come to expect losses anyway

  145. Drury: “We did alot of good things… we’ll take some good things from it” WOW is that Renney speak or what.

    “its something we can build on”

    I really want to punch him in the face.

  146. HERE IS DRURY’S POSTGAME…THIS IS REAL…

    Tough bounce on 4th goal, did alot of good things, frustrating loss, take alot of good things from the game and have a good practice…

    Every loss is hard, there are good things to take out of this one and to build off of here..

    Won’t go too far with 1 guy scoring, need more from other places.

    No, it’s not a crisis situation, take some positive things from tonight, there were good things, get a great week of practice to get ready for a tough weekend.

    FOLKS, I’M NOT KIDDING YOU EVERY ANSWER HE SAID WE CAN TAKE GOOD THINGS FROM THIS!

  147. Gaborik must be thinking, Why did I sign with this organization. I would have been better off staying with the wild.

  148. NYRGuy

    I saw the same thing you did. Its unbelievable that a captain of a team would say such drivel. GIVE GABBY THE “C”

  149. Well, to be honest MAKO, Gabby is saying the same stuff haha ,but he leads on the ice MUCH better.

    He also gave the classic Gomez line “It is what it is”

    I’m still waitin for Torts lol, hasn’t spoken to media yet apparently

  150. Worship the World Champs on

    As a Ranger fan, I feel privileged even to be allowed to watch the almighty Pittsburgh Penguins.

  151. Wow…MSG just showed the room with reporters waiting for Torts and said it’s been a half-hour, this is unusual

  152. Sather's WrapUp on

    Hi Ranger Fans-

    Welcome to Madison Square Garden – the world’s most sold out arena! We did it again! We have a .500 record. That’s half way there!

    In just one game our boys cut their goals against almost in half! Lundqvist’s pads sure looked shiny tonight, didn’t they? Almost like they’ve never been used.

    And how about my enforcer, Brashear? 11+ minutes out there tonight. Where is Brash? Brash, here’s a few bucks. Run down to the 34th St. Entrance and get me some of those soft pretzels. And no mustard this time. It makes me poop.

    I wish that Gaborik wouldn’t hog all the goals out there! Pass to Higgins once in awhile. Same with that Rupp guy. What a scoring machine! Who can I trade for him? Prospal maybe? He’s a free agent next year.

    I gotta go give Dantoni a few pointers on dribbling. I bought him a dribble glass last year but he just hasn’t gotten the hang of it yet.

    Well, later, fans.
    Uncle Glen

  153. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    Torts probably resigned!!!!!!

    LMAO NYRguy, I should have realized you were talkin about NYR Postgame show and not the versus genetic defects

  154. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    i love the Sathers Wrapups! Is it the same guy who does the chris drury clutchmobile posts???

    did torts rip his jacket, tie and shirt off, revealing Lou Ferrigno yet???

  155. NYRGuy

    No way. He’ll tell ya that Drury is taking a “reduced” role in playing better defensively.

    Someone asked a question about LQ and he responded “Im not assessing the players”

  156. Wow, judging from Tortorella’s demanor he’s given up. Looks like he doesn’t even have it in him to be mad anymore. Can’t say I blame him – looking ahead at the schedule, the Rangers will be duking it out with the Canes in no time.

  157. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    we did a lot of good things, that’s gettin pretty old pretty quick, and i’m not even HEARING them say it! oy vey

  158. Yeah that pisses me off Mako, at least Renney stood there and never threw anybody under the bus and answered all questions. Reporters have a job to do also

  159. Cannot win consistently with soft defense, soft goalie and one guy up front that can score goals, not happening. Ranger fans will say it’s early and there is time and the beatles will keep singing “we can work it out”. I’m not buying what Sather is selling.

  160. He better be playing like this to get Torts fired.

    Fun fact: Mike Rupp scored more goals in this game than His Holy Clutchness has scored all season.

    Someone post a YouTube link of Taylor Hall please.

    FIRE SATHER.

  161. Ooooh I wouldnt go so far as to say that Torts doesnt get mad anymore. You dont know what goes on behind closed doors. He made the media wait 30 min before he came out. Probably had to wait for the red in his face & blood pressure to go down.

  162. “i thought we did some good things”

    “we just have to keep working hard”

    “we had some bounces that didnt go our way”

    i AM SICK of hearing this crap.

    oh, and torts? he isnt going anywhere for a couple of years.

    when i saw girardi do down, i immediatly wondered who our next 18-19 year old defense call up would be, LOL.

  163. NYRGuy

    Nah Renney bamboozled the media with his vast vocabulary LOL One of the recent games – Torts said they flat out sucked. I appreciate his honesty. But there is NO excuse for Kotalik to get benched, Lisin to get benched and Drury, Higgins to get a ton of ice time and NOT produce.

  164. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    well ya know, he’s all about accountability, that’s why higgins gets mad minutes, brastrap got 11 minutes, and captain deady..well, he does good things defensively…yet Lisin was prucha’d and Forearms was nedvedded

  165. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    sather is in cigar smoke and jameson induced coma. he’ll awaken for boxing day

  166. It’s so sad that Drury is so good in NHL10…I hate when I score with him because it just depresses me

  167. well…there is a reason for higgins to get a ton of ice time and not produce

    it’s called we have no depth and therefore no choice

    another funny thing – what do we do if girardi gets hurt? we have no cap space to call up another young guy…like torts said last game “if i could have called someone up to take lisin’s place, i would have”

    torts is going to, if not already, resent sather

  168. i refuse to play as the rangers in nhl10

    i usually go with the kings because i like dustin brown’s game

  169. Sather=Moron.

    I’m glad somebody said it because people kept saying “why don’t we call this guy up and that guy up”. The rangers can’t because they are cap strapped.

  170. I just updated the rosters with Grachev now, but I’m halfway through my chise already, I hate when that happens, I can’t start over lol

  171. Guys, I knew something was different tonight.
    Rozival changed his stick…seems pretty obvious to me. Thats all that was needed…
    Oh and did you guys know that Bobby Sangs spent the summer training in Toronto?
    Can you imagine if Gaborik gets hurt?

  172. NYRGuy
    November 30th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    It’s so sad that Drury is so good in NHL10…I hate when I score with him because it just depresses me

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

    LMAO

  173. Staal Wart…if they mention the fact that Sangs spent the summer with Draper one more time I’m throwing my remote through the TV

  174. Wow Mako…right on cue, I just scored with Drury for the 2nd time in the game I’m playing right now lol…19 on the year in February

  175. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    NYRGuy
    November 30th, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    Wow Mako…right on cue, I just scored with Drury for the 2nd time in the game I’m playing right now lol…19 on the year in February
    **************************************

    drury with 2 goals in a game…right about now, Mr. Roarke and Tattoo are walking towards us

  176. Linda absolutely LOVES Gaborik on

    Joe seriously needs therapy! I’d be rippin my hair out if i had to listen to his nonsense every night. Was he actually the best the could get to try to fill jd’s huge shoes?

  177. im getting my own xbox finally within the week (early xmas gift from wifey!) and i have my nhl 10 all lined up

    question – what’s better..gm mode or season mode?

    i really dont feel like setting my team’s salaries and crap, to be honest..is that what gm mode is all about?

    la kings for the cup in rob f’s nhl 10

  178. Its funny the Rangers overall didn’t play a terrible game. But the mistakes they make are juvenile…like peewee mistakes. How can you get Rupp walk in and score like that.
    Staal finally realized that Rozi wasn’t going to clog the lane but it was too late.
    Rozi and his new stick need to find a new home.

  179. Both Hank and Valli’s problems are that they drop to their knees on every shot. That along with playing so deep in the net they put themselves at a disadvantage. Their sticks are useless they don’t use them. If you noticed Fluery tonite….how many shots did he stop because he stood up and covered his net and let the pucks hit him. I’ll say it again….Richter was half the size of these guys and covered more net, played his angles and challenged shooters…he didn’t sit there and allow guys to beeat him high because he was always floppin.

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