It’s go time

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Ouch. They just showed the 2002 New Year’s Eve game in Raleigh, which dredged up all sorts of bad memories for me … spending all those New Year’s Eves on the road. That one was particularly terrible. I remember the game was bad (the Rangers won, but good God were they bad). I remember the clown at the hotel bar wanted to close before midnight. There was another New Year’s Eve in Denver where these rednecks were firing guns in the street. There was one in Edmonton when it was 14-below.

For that 2002 game , it had already been determined that I was leaving the beat. I was down to my last few games at that point, and with a lot of mixed emotions.

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That Rangers decade in review they just showed on MSG was pretty good, but it shows you how bad the decade has really been … that those were the top 10 moments. Yeesh.

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Thought I’d give you another clean slate here because the other one was already getting crowded and we expect some heavy traffic tonight. Even Jerkins Perkins is back!

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  1. MAZAL TOV pour moi :). its a new years miracle. leaving for 10 days of skiing vacation in Switzerland tomorrow night. lets hope Rangers dont ruin my trip.

  2. HERE WE GO. Any predictions? It is getting very hard to predict this team anymore. Barf Bag City? I guess we will see. We better win tonight, because it is an afternoon game at home Saturday. And we all know how those usually go.

  3. Linda is unemployed on

    Lev, be clutch like drury and dont let ANYTHING they do ruin your vacation!!

    WOO HOO I was carped agaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain! excelletnt!!

  4. ye i dont intend on anything ruining my trip, but after yesterdays pounding my desire to wear a Rangers jersey on the flight (through Paris, to Munich, then driving to Switzerland), disappeared. unless we see something like 10-0 Rangers today, i dont expect my desire to reappear.

  5. got carped. repost
    oh Linda thanks for the idea ready. hope u guys no some parts of nervous system

    Raps are superstylin,sather’s probly missin some myelin
    He’s slow as hell, watching the rangers is like chillin in the NY stock exchange with no bell, it never ends, madness encloses, i gotta split, gotta be like moses, keep them posers, them foldgers in ur cup, u keep tellin me u’ll fix it, but the world is not enough.

  6. My first Carping of 2010 (it’s 2010 here…)

    In response to Chuck’s post on the last thread:

    Lundqvist being player of the decade tells you:
    (a) how many times Sather has turned over the roster
    (b) how bad the Rangers were pre-lockout

    I can only think of Jagr as anyone being close to Lundqvist in that period and he was only there for 3+ years.

  7. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " 2010 space odyssey !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Ranger gametime is …NOW!!!!

    Mike in ia …Yeah Canada and USA are playing too.

    Mike I gave ya a grade on yesterdays gamethread.

  8. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    every damned time higgins touches the puck, i just roll my eyes.

  9. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    ok, i thought i’d never say this but…. I’d rather see Voros on the ice than Brastrap. Honestly I’d rather see both gone, but for some reason, Voros is the lesser of two evils! Have a good game Everlast!

  10. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    lmao!!!! 86, that means the Mets win the world series… and I’m only 21……..and still pregnant! YIKES!!!!!

  11. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    ok sharkie, now that sounded a lil Phineas and Ferb like!! Too damned funny!!

  12. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    lmao @ drury on the outside lookin in for team USA!!! these canes guys are funny

  13. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    aaah read that earlier! i thought he may have said something on the MSG broadcast that I am NOT getting! grrrr

  14. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    holy carp, did these guys have a shot of red bull tonight?

  15. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    ok so i’m NOT crazy, thanks Mako, i swear that guy was out of the crease… freakin horrid refs.

    OK ORR CALM DOWN THERE!!

  16. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    I swear I’d just love to see him totally walk off the ice and out of the building, in full equipment and just turn around and say..

    SCREW YOU GUYS, I’M GOING HOME!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    he’s gonna be so disgusted after the olympics that he’s gotta come back to this atrocity

  18. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    hell ORR, at least he went to the net, and got called for goalie interference when the goalie was out of the crease….. damnit, you come out of the crease you’re fair game. what happened to the men who used to run this league???

  19. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    Tank, after nuclear annihilation the only thing still alive will be roaches and Sather

  20. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    no shooting lanes for the Rangers… lmao… thats because they are not shooting from the far side of the face off circle

  21. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    Christiansen has had a pretty decent first period so far

    AND HE SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! FIRST LINE CENTER BABY

  22. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    i just love that he scored!!! he played well this period and deserved it

  23. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    omg stop cryin about this guy not bein on team usa

  24. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    oh no,another clutch child has been born!!! the clutchness continues! OMG THis guy just said the more drury’s the better!!!!!!!!

  25. LIN

    Lol c’mon, overall you still have to laugh. I’m happy that he scored but he’s not gonna do much on that top line.

    Nice that he can chip in a goal though.

    But honestly, what’s next ?? Is Voros playing wing on the top line ? Maybe Brashit ?

  26. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    Orr, that’s because he’s dating Mark Sanchez’ sloppy seconds!!!!!

  27. MoNTREAL has just traded Carey Price, Scott Gomez and Roman Hamrlik to the Flyers for Giroux, Parent and VanReimsdky.

  28. christensen put up his middle finger to the man with the effort he’s given tnite. then he took a crap on the mans front lawn and didnt clean it up.

  29. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    i know Orr, was just bustin your chops! I keep forgetting I’m watching the Carolina feed, they showed their ice girls or cheerleaders and the 2 they showed you would have loved!!!

  30. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    ah ok Mako. I got some mad lag here tonight, and NO it’s not my alcohol intake

  31. Hey Jerk Off why dont you have some respect and watch your mouth. You wanna pick on the guys fine. But leave the women out of it…

  32. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    ok, just a lil change from the 7&7, now Jack and coke…mmmmmmmmmmm

  33. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    well rob, pull your head outta your arse and place it in front and push real hard, and there ya go

  34. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    lmao @ Mako defending my honor as i go all street on the troll!!

  35. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    oh wait, he said big juicy…sorry , his own head will be way too small for that

  36. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " 2010 space odyssey !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Christenson is the real deal, hes young and has alot to prove. He was once a core group in Pittsburgh with Crosby.

    Rob L…you pig.

  37. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    VOOOOOOOOOOROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERLAST BAYBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    i was just thinkin that 909, not that there’s anything wrong with that but………… wow, pretty lame that the 14 or 41 year olds think thats funny

  39. This impostor BS is out of control.

    WOW the refs got together and called that a no goal. GOOD FOR THEM!!!!!

  40. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " 2010 space odyssey !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Canada in Saskatoon and Rangers..wow my remote is flippin like crazy!!!! New batteries!!! I need some!!!

  41. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    lmao @ Orr.

    i still have some uncle jack left, and auntie absolut is on the menu

  42. I happen to think it was a good call against the Hurricanes to take away their second goal, but even if it was a bad call, it was good to make up for the bad call taking away our first goal. What is with Michelobetti being against us tonight?!

  43. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " 2010 space odyssey !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Kreider missed his penalty shot for USA but he looks good .
    Taylor Hall is slated to be #1 draft pick this year …he could be ours if we tank it.

    Gaborik’s shot was so loud it cracked a glass in my livingroom!!!

  44. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    anyone else watchin the carolina feed of this game? they are showing highlights and the announcers schtick is hey hey whaddaya say and guess whoooooooo

  45. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    maybe to get their balls out of the jar and put em back where they belong?

  46. Interesting that Red Wings GM Ken Holland is at the USA-Canada world juniors game tonight. They interviewed him in the stands and he said that although a lot of these players are already drafted, it’s good to get a look at other players and see who can step up and perform under pressure.

    Just another reason why the Red Wings are consistently good. I wonder where our cigar-smoking oaf of a GM is tonight. Ice fishing in Alberta???

  47. Linda is gonna smack the next person that says oh ten on

    nah messiah, he’s by the fire, with dolan rubbin his feet, hittin the jameson and firin up the stogies

  48. i swear if they dont stop talkin about this freakin gleason guy NEEDING to make the US olympic team, i’m gonna go postal. all freakin night long with this crap. stop whining, stop beggin, get off the guys jock and just do the game!

  49. Linda – Has nobody told the Canes announcers that Gleason already knows he hasn’t made the team (at least according to Joe M)?

  50. i’m guessing by the slow down of posts that everyones made their way to their parties! be smart and safe guys, dont drink and drive!! attendance will be taken tomorrow

  51. they are driving me insane with the constant talk of how he should be on the team!! it must be like the drury lovefest on msg

  52. Anyone care to guess the time of the GWG from Kostopoulos? (I believe it has to happen since he lost the fight with Voros.)

  53. Little one is asleep next to my wife. I can’t even cheer loudly. I put myself on mute. Ha. Thank you for asking.

  54. “Gaborik’s played a terrific game…. and so has Drury”

    LOL I havent heard his name called 5 times all game. GO SCRATCH JOE!!!

  55. hey no worries Rick, you’re enjoying the evening with family and friends! I figured you’d get to it eventually,like tomorrow!!!

  56. Voros doesnt have much talent obviously but the guy plays with heart and isnt it afraid to get his ass kicked in the name of the nyr. that’s a lot more than you can say about most of the team

  57. fIREHOSE, so true! Voros should be in the next game. Let the 1.4 million dollar senior citizen sit for 10 games

  58. LOL Orr

    You missed it. Linda thought I was tryin’ to pick ya up LMAO!!!!

    Linda

    Then again Orr just said: “I’ll be around all night. And you can take advantage of me”

    MUahahahah

  59. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Shoot -out in Saskatoon !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Great game boys ,Rangers go out with a win in 2009.

    Go Canada now…!!!

  60. So, after the game ends, I tune in to the Hawks-Devils game just in time to hear that fine, balanced analyst Chico say something about how the Chicago crowd will be disappointed that the Hawks were 4-0 up, because they would like to have seen a better game. Hmm, I think they might actually enjoy seeing Brodeur getting lit up, Mr Resch, but who am I to say…

  61. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " For Theeee !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Canada won , Rangers won…great night!!!! See ya all next year!!!!!

  62. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Winning Streak has begun !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Don’t feel bad Mike , I did give you an A- as a blog grade over Orr’s B+

  63. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Winning Streak has begun !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yo Linda , Happy New Year to you as well and to your familly and everyone on here!!!!! I love me …opps I love you all!!!!!

  64. yea i have to thank u for that. me n you buddies!! usa and canada can co exist here on ranger report!! thats why its the best spot to be every day of teh year!!! when were all here, everyones a winner!!

  65. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Winning Streak has begun !!! " … says Greg L. on

    I don’t like curling, Aint good at spelling bees , maybe counting beetles ..never spelling bees. I dont like Molson Canadian beer , bleach!!! Canadian are good at snuggling..thats it. If ya wanna blame someone…blame Canada..its always thier fault.

  66. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Winning Streak has begun !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Orr , B+ ..aint bad . If you posted more often and involved to a new “hot” chick over Megan Fox…then ya could be in for the Big “A”, Im doing another list in a few days and some grades will be updated. I have like 65 bloggers graded and only posted 35 the other day.

  67. Well Stella Artois is my favorite beer. I remember early on dating my gf… I had a facebook page (dont anymore) and I was thanking “Stella” for keeping me company one difficult night. As soon as I posted it. She called me and was like “WHO’S STELLA” LMAO

  68. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Winning Streak has begun !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Im outta here , probally get pulled over by cops around here. Dam New Years is the worse to go out and drive. Ill be back Next Year folks . Be good to each other ….( geeze I sound like Jerry Springer)

  69. you guys are absolut smart asses!!! love it!!

    wish there was a spanking icon on the keyboard dde!!!
    Mako, I’m sending Hooper and Brody after you!!!

  70. mmmmmm absolut and cranberry!!!! mmmmmmm

    the next time i drink, it will be with the boneheads at warren!!!!!!

  71. actually, if you guys are still here I will be… we don’t get a special Central Time ‘ball drop” and keep it clean there boys! Teehee

  72. HAHAHAHAH I know right. I was laughing my arse off when I saw her name on my cell. I was like “ITS MY BEER SILLY”

    Speaking of Beer. I wanna HOLLA to our missing brethren BEER ME and Kaspar!!!!

  73. i think Nasty knew of her also Orr. and greg, orr DOES have a point, he’s always talkin about chicks here, but Fox is his Fave

  74. Yeah, nobody will ever replace Fox.

    The only thing that i don’t like aboot her is the fact that she’s dating a has been no talent LOSER, like Brian Austin Green AKA David Silver from 90210, the loser with the stupid retarded dance movies, and the crappy r&b music.

    Ugh, sickening.

  75. ORR – I know it was meant for ranger909, but thanks for the link – I always have a hard time finding hot scantily clad babes on the internet ;)

  76. SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Linda. It doesnt matter how well you act when you’re the hottest woman on the face of the earth =P

    Einstein was a bad speller!!!!

  77. any win is a good win.

    the only young guys up front who we can build around are; callahan, dubi, anisimov, gaborik(27), that is about it. they need 3 or 4 more productive forwards to rebuild this thing………

    lisin is to soft to be added to that group…

  78. Mako, she sucks, and looks horrendous! but i’m sure orrs lovin her boobage! lmao my man just said her lower body looks like a mule!

  79. holy carp, as a female i am not ashamed to say Orrs woman would look a zillion times better in that unitard!

    dde, thats freakin hilarious

  80. Linda
    December 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm
    who does Mako, fox’s man or sam worthington?

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

    Tragic Mess = Jennifer Lopez

  81. I wish all of you much love,happiness,success, health, wealth and blessings that never end in 2010.

    and LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys kill us but we love ya!!!!!!

  82. tee hee mako, unfortunately there is no Central Time Zone celebration as far as i know! we’ll just toast and drink some more because saturday i gotta start sugar busters!! LMAO!

  83. wicky229 (gabby, just get 29 more!!) on

    First of all, Happy New Year to all of you and please be safe!

    On to hockey…Re the last thread and the dion hit on kopitar. I loved it, I think it is stupid that was even a penalty…good solid check. Nothing dirty about it, stupid rule…2 guys going for a puck…stupid rule by someone trying to pansify the game!!!!

    Tonights game…sy what you will but this team honestly plays better with voros in the line up and what a solid punch by AV to drop him. Dubi needs to stay on the wing, avery and higgins need to switch places, lisin needs to go away and kots probably does too. Could we just leave rozy in carolina??

    I think slatipuss needs to find a serious way to get carkner on this team, sent jackman of the fishsticks to the hospital with a punch…..that is serious snarl on the blueline, we need snarl like that so bad I would happily part with girardi or sangs or a better player to get him!

    well, on to the wisers and kokanee!

  84. yea baby, starting 2010 off right with one of my fave songs evah… Metallica’s version of Whiskey in the Jar!!! YEA BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY!!!

    another abso and cran please!

  85. Good, lotsa leftovers. The chips went really well. The squash was ultra concentrated but tasty. And the Rangers didn’t ruin my New Years.

  86. thats awesome ct! didnt know you were such a talented culinary maven!

    Hey, I hope Mako’s gettin lucky right now! 40 minutes until my New Year!!

  87. hmm,wheres our post game report and our first posts of 2010 from Captain Ambien and Uncle Stogiepuss? heehee

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