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This is what an old newspaper guy like me hates about the internet. I am here to write a column for tomorrow’s paper on Sean Avery playing against the Stars team that hated him (unless something outrageous happens in the game). But I was in Tortorella’s press conference this evening and asked a whole bunch of questions (answers in the post below), and I had to pretty much give the whole world the meat of my column before I even write it, because these quotes would be out there, everywhere, shortly after they were said.

I don’t mind telling you guys, my Bonehead friends, the good stuff. But I dislike that people who were nowhere near here will have them posted soon, perhaps sooner than I did.

It’s like the other day. There were two of us, Steve Zipay and myself, and some Carolina TV guys, around Tortorella when he talked about the limousines. He exaggerated, and he was talking about limos and cabs from the hotel to the morning skate — and some guys take those so they can get there early, ahead of the bus. But as soon as Zip and I put that info on the internet, it was everywhere, and the other night Versus’ clowns were talking about it, completely out of context, that guys were taking limos from their homes to the game, etc.

Whatever.

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Same lineup tonight. Voros is prucha’d. Tortorella said Prospal is doing OK, but that he’s not close to skating yet. See youse during the game.

For some extra Bonehead entertainment, I’m going on the radio with Dave Maloney between the first and second periods. I think it’s 1050-AM tonight.

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  1. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " NYR VS Dallas , Avery's sloppy second meeting !!! " … says Greg L. on

    First!!!! (mayyybe)

  2. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " NYR VS Dallas , Avery's sloppy second meeting !!! " … says Greg L. on

    GO GO GO TIME!! IM da Man!!!

  3. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " NYR VS Dallas , Avery's sloppy second meeting !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Rangers gametime is NOW!!!

  4. i was double carpe twice in the last hour!! repost!!1

    what the hell is that new thing vince from shamwow is sellin? smackchop or somethin? dices food and grates cheese. i saw that infomercial today at like 2 am. that guy woke me up out of sound sleep and i hear this doofus say” linguini,fettucini,houdini,bikini!! or somethin like that! lol. hes on somethin i swear!

    anyway, lgr!!11!m gimme a goal avery!!! i wanna see the avery one knee skate and double fist pump!!!

  5. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVES!! lets get a big game from ya tonight baby!!!!!!!!

    and yea rick, those versus guys surely ran with that lil tidbit. they are so freakin melodramatic.

  6. i seriously need to be paid for being online. dont any of you guys have some kinda hook up like that for me!

  7. sally, is it a page or a group? I can’t believe I am having so much trouble finding it…would it be possible to place a link here?

  8. Rick, whoever said (and it may have been you) than Hank is the defacto captain of this team is sooooooooooooooo right!

  9. lmao @ the fat wallet commercial!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! got a good feeling about this game for some reason!

  10. found dubi picking a booger and put in my request…I somehow had to search through a bunch of nazi fan groups…what the holy buflyien??

  11. already with the big tough hockey player with a lot of heart! hey Joe, DAR wants your children!

  12. What does “he plays as hard as anybody in the league” mean exactly? Is that supposed to be a compliment?

  13. Don’t think that after getting embarrassed last night by the devils that Dallas isn’t gunna come out blazing. If rangers wanna win, it’s gunna be a rough ride

  14. what would brash say to Ott?
    “Hey, imma pretend like i’m talking shit and want to fight. Act intimidated please..I’ll buy you a steak dinner after the game”

  15. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! HOLY MOTHERFIRETRUCKIN CARP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i am about a minute behind you guys

  16. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    Mama is so happy! Been late to post here tonight, was afraid, but there is a GOD!!!!! SWEEET 16!!!!!

    WHOOOOOOOOO!

    wow, sorry…..

  17. Sally, I requsted to join the group on fb. I am the one with all the strange letters in my name(Ø)… LOL

    WOW, GO AVES!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

  18. I just got scratched from my radio gig. They’re going to talk to a Rangers scout about the world juniors. Fine with me. We’ll do it another time.

  19. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " NYR VS Dallas , Avery's sloppy second meeting !!! " … says Greg L. on

    WOT a SAVE!!!!

  20. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " NYR VS Dallas , Avery's sloppy second meeting !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Carp was Carped , I’d take no offence Rick , Jrs is a big thing . You were asked to do it , enough said.

  21. I either have to get a laptop or watch certain games from work so I can be here full time….OY. Catch up with you all later. Must watch game. Can’t miss anything.

    Big night for mama…..

  22. Olga Folkyerself on

    Sorry linda, I wouldn’t join any group low enough to have someone like me as a member…

  23. that would be a great anti-smoking ad, mike. Have Higgins and Drury talk about how they used to smoke, back when they had hands.

  24. laurel
    kinda figured. the estee lauder link should have been a dead giveaway. not too many hockey fans would/should know facts like that.

  25. LMAO CARP!!!!!!!!!!! when they used to have hands!!!!!!! OUTSTANDING!!!!!

    POST OF THE WEEK!

  26. damn this lag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! GABBA GABBA HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    AVES WITH 2 points!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Olga Folkyerself on

    Talk about no hands- Brashear has no hands up to his neck. If he was Irish, he could Riverdance…

  28. Drury and Higgins have got to be looking at Gaborik and thinking: “Why don’t my crappy, weak, blind backhand shots ever go in?”

  29. I can keep up during break. Olga, double LMAO!
    “Brashear has no hands up to his neck. If he was Irish, he could Riverdance”

  30. did any of you ever read some of the inane chat on the justin tv streams? omg damned kids lmao

  31. As I told somebody, anonymously, I wish Aves would take the same picture that Linda shared that made Carp go blind :)

    sorry all :)

    P.S. Staal! Dude, I have missed you (and the farm). 4 jobs/degrees? Share with me your update at e-mail, in case you forgot, lbabcock@lohud.com.

  32. It’s just being slow for me for some reason, I’d appreciate another webcast link if anyone has one …

  33. Laurel, if Aves took a pic like that , I’d think all the ladies here would ……..ok, i’m gonna stop right there!

  34. lmao @ BORK BORK BORK! man i can wait for those kids to make the big club!

    the poise of matt gilroy…why troutface is a masta rhymer! watch out 909~

  35. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " NYR VS Dallas , Avery's sloppy second meeting !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Great Period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLEY HELL BATMAN!!!!

  36. I admit, at first I thought all this Aves v. old team hype was a bit of media crap (sorry Carp), but I’m guessing not, TR, OUR boy is on fire…..

  37. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " NYR VS Dallas , Avery's sloppy second meeting !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yo Agravain , longtime no see see!!!

    Dam Dillsso pizza , my neibor keep thinking Im havin Take out!!!!!

  38. i’m headin to atlanta tomorrow for the game, was hopping you guys would have been ‘visiting’!

  39. THE PUCK DROPS HERE on

    Linda, are you watching on Hockeystreams? Mine keeps buffering. I am not very happy with this site. In addition to the fact that ever since I subscribed, they have been playing lousy!

  40. Hey Carp… I guess I should have known the Garden had internet since you blog… hmmm for some reason we all thought they were giving us a penalty…

  41. Listen, if Kotalik scores every time he talks to Al, they can move in together, as far as I’m concerened

  42. Good evening, Carp!

    Orr, was that the episode where the therapist kept talking about menstrual blood? That was hilaaarious!

  43. lol orr. I constantly work out but thats cuz it wasnt fun being a fat kid. Cept, i got shin splints now, so the treadmill hurts. Plus, i’m trying to put a bunch of muscle on.

  44. 909, have you tried the elliptical? OMG my feet fall asleep after about 5 minutes on that thing!

  45. well dont forget mako, i’m old! i wish my gym didnt close. with all this free time, i could be there for hours!

  46. The elliptical doesnt push me as much. I do it sometimes, but I slack off more. I just put the treadmill at like 7.5 mph or 8 and go for 20 min, then walk for 5 then ten min, walk for five. try to run at least 35 min total.

  47. i gotta start working out again too… i acquired a pretty good belly in the past 5 month or so… any suggestions on a good home gym equipment for small place? like Total Gym or Total Body works? does anybody have experience with any of those?

  48. 909

    I had knee surgery back in 03 and used to get shin splints ALL of the time – unrelated. But my MD said to stretch the muscles along the tibia. I do that for a good 3 min each side before I run and sometimes (if you arent sensitive to meds) take 3 motrin before I run

  49. Mako, any tips for me on tibia stretches? lol. CCCP, not of that stuff works. If you want to lose belly weight, just buy a treadmill and byfuglien run. The total gym stuff is good for building muscle after you’ve lost the fat.

  50. THE PUCK DROPS HERE on

    Yes, Linda. HD is working better than HDPlus. Still about a min lag, like you said.

  51. ranger909

    yeah i know aboot the treadmill… my girl wants to tone muscles a little bit w/o building them up too much…so that is why i am looking for some versatile home gym or whatever.

  52. oh. CCCP, just get whatever Chuck Norris endorses. did you know under his beard, theres another fist?

  53. Great game tonight. Fun to watch.

    Side note:
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Cornell: 30
    Kansas(1): 26

  54. 909

    Been trying to find something along the lines of what I do. But the best way I can explain it is… the way a sprinter to pop off of the sprinting block. That bent over kneeling crouch position. I do that and when I lift up my toes…. it flexes the muscles in my shins.

  55. CCCP- try to alternate- one day red caviar, next day-treadmill, one day black caviar, next day- the spinner bike..

  56. blogmama
    wednesday should be cool
    saturday night may be better (this saturday)

    the columbus game was the last time i got to say that
    long ass time

  57. Chuck & ilb… did you guys go to Cornell? I’m an Ithaca townie. The Chapter House is one of my favorite places in the world.

  58. See TR, always my bad luck….Out of state Saturday…e-mail me about Wednesday if you think you and Mrs. TR will be there. I’m glad they’re flying out tonight :)

  59. i used to live right up the hill from the chapter house. williams street. worked wonders on my calves.

    also happens to be my favorite bar in town. solid selection and functioning digital dart board.

  60. Linda

    We have to compile a list of the nicknames LOL Since Im dead at work… I’ll tinker with it LOL

  61. my drunk neighbor was trying to sell me his used leather jacket just now! he knocked on my door with the jacket in his hand asking me to buy it! lol whats up with that?

  62. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CAPN MACT!!!!AVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. Linda, how many Boneheads do you think got your “Which way did he go George?” comment? What was the name of that cartoon?

    A “Sloppy Seconds” chant just went up briefly in the blue seats.

  64. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    how much louder will the cheer be for aves assist!

  65. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    holy shibicky!!! what a save by that dude

  66. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    wow, kotalik barreling into turdco like he was a traffic cone!

  67. Carp, mama doesn’t think she likes that chant. She gets the point, but doesn’t think it works as a “pro Aves” deal….sigh.

  68. THE PUCK DROPS HERE on

    You have to say it twice. “Which way did he go George? Which way did he go””

  69. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    hey Mako, whats FIMQOM gonna say tonight!

  70. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    bravo PUCK! i knew someone would get it!

  71. Looks like Dallas can blame Avery for the second year in a row for missing the playoffs, rather than accepting any of their own shortcomings.

  72. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    lmao Mako! but some mustard on it cuz he’s a hot dog!

  73. THE PUCK DROPS HERE on

    Carp, you have a goods story for tomorrow. Aves did you a favor. Now you have to go to Warren some night.

  74. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    PUCK, don’t be a party killer! even though you DO have a point!

  75. HAHAHAH I just showed my gf my “future ex wife ” pics and she tossed a sushi roll at me LOL Thank God there wasnt any wasabi on it WOWOWOW

  76. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    yea laurel, i was typing that when Puck made his party killer statement lol!

  77. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    hey mako,that guy on my facebook is not a bandwagon caps fan. i know him for several years, he was a huge Bondra guy

  78. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!!!!!!!!
    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

  79. Shite. just realized. one reason behind the win….Torts’ tie doesn’t, um, you know. Nice solid color. It’s true….it’s about the tie!

  80. THE PUCK DROPS HERE on

    Can we save a few goals for the next game? You know like rollover minute…. WOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  81. LOL I see. Big Avery fan LOL

    Brashear WHAT ?!?!? WHAT IS HE GONNA DO!?!?!? GO HOME PUDDIN’

  82. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    wow two salutes in a row! KEEP IT GOING BOYS!

    have i told you lately that i LOVE Ryan Callahan?!

  84. LMAO at rollover minutes.

    MAMA-Avery with 5 points: one goal, 3 assist and one assist for choosing Tort’s tie

  85. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    FOREARMS
    SEXY BOY
    AND AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!~

  86. ok I have to do some stuff before bed so no more dillydallying with the Boneheads here… I’ll catch everyone tomorrow!! Night all!

  87. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    LMAO @ EUROPEAN carry all!!!!! Progressive commercial!

  88. Why is it every time I’m in some place where they don’t show the Ranger game (Buffalo this time) they play great??? Avery had some night from what I gather from your posts. Glad they won though!!!

  89. ranger909, i noticed his reticence post game too. don’t even say bad things about that. I think he is truly overwhelmed….TR? help me here.

    SWEET 16!

  90. No, John, he is about to tell that winning at home is not important, it’s overrated. Who trains those reporters?

  91. Sather's WrapUp on

    Happy New Year, Ranger fans!!!!!

    I’ve been out of town lately on a super secret scouting mission, trying to land one of the Sharks- somewhere off the Florida Keys. Izzy is here with me. He says he’s looking for some Cubans. We did get some Marlins, but I didn’t see any Carp out there, he must have been working.

    Boy! You’d think Dallas would treat Avery a little better. They’re paying half his salary… Henrik played well, but he let in 2 goals, so he had a couple sloppy seconds out there… (Geez, I hope Bettman wasn’t listening…)

    Mother Sather sent me a package of Muskrat jerky for Xmas. Muskrat makes the best jerky, you know, ‘cause the logging trucks have already flattened it for you. It sure is good! I’m just waiting now for my lower intestines to unclench. Mess!, Hey Messier! You gotta try this… It’s homemade pal, how can it hurt you?

    Riiiiiing!!!! You Raaaanng? No Jimmy, I was just practicing my Lurch imitation. No, it wasn’t SUPPOSED to be Muckler. I KNOW he look just like him. We just don’t say it in front of him.

    Well, we did it again, Big Guy! Another sellout, Jimbo! The fans love us! What’s that? You want to buy the Giants? Why, aren’t they doing bad enough on their own? Where are they going to play? Well, I suppose…. If they can play HOCKEY in a FOOTBALL stadium… Why not?
    Gotta go Jimmy, the cat’s throwing up again… (click)

    Speaking of football, I’m trying to trade for Michael Vick. I can use a guy like that… The neighbor’s dogs keep yapping all night long. It’s driving me nuts!

    I also hired that amputee lady in the stop smoking commercial. She’s gonna signal to me how many game points the Rangers get each night. She only needs to count up to three, fer cryin’ out loud! Hire the handicapped. Guess I’ll have to put in a smoking lounge though…

    Enjoy the win Ranger fans, remember who traded for Avery…
    Uncle Glennie

  92. Wow imagine if Avery played like that everygame. He looked like a mix between AO and Datsyuk. I loved it. Everyone had good games and another 2 goals for lundqvist, keep bringing that GAA down. and also if you guys could do me a big favor I am trying to win a scholarship on brickfish.com but i need your help.
    I need over 2000 votes to be in the number one spot and once i acheive that i will need to keep the number 1 spot until Feb. 2nd, 2010.

    All you have to do is click the link below and click “vote for this entry” that is located to the right of the picture.
    You can vote everyday and please do, I really need all the help I can get !

    http://www.brickfish.com/Pages/PhotosAlbums/PhotoView.aspx?qsi=27638843
    feel free to comment that page, just scroll down and you will find the comment box.

    thank you once again to all that help out.

  93. got into superstitious mode folks
    and just avoided putting in a comment here or there
    during intermission
    (my burden to bear, i know BUT WE WON!!!! yer welcome)

  94. Sorry ilb, I can’t stand listening to Rick Jeanerette! If I was home I would get the Rangers on Center Ice, but MSG had the Sabres at my hotel tonight. Hell, I could at least watch some OHL home…

  95. blogmama

    sean was not very talkative yesterday. kinda reminded me of how lundqvist is from 345ish on on game day. he doesnt want to be asked about the game and the stars and such. if this was avery “pre-SS” it would have been a different story. think about the whole brodeur thing in the playoffs. how he was willing to talk about it… he doesnt want to be roped in to saying anything.

  96. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    Rangers should NEVER be on MSG2 or MSG plus or MSGeriatrics, what ever. ALWAYS THE LEAD

  97. can’t believe what a-holes the Stars players were.
    i could see if Dion Phaneuf would go after Sean since he’s still dating Elisha but why should those guys care.
    they didn’t like, the team (and league) got all nervous nelly when Sean made that comment and they got rid of him.
    yeah, they’re on for part of his salary but c’mon.

  98. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    21 members on the Bonehead facebook page, very good!

  99. Olga Folkyerself on

    “Muskrat makes the best jerky, you know, ‘cause the logging trucks have already flattened it for you.”

    Now that’s Canada! eh?

  100. Fischler: What was different about tonight’s game?

    Avery: I’m getting paid by two teams.

    Amazing.

  101. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    jpg, they all still think they have a chance at gettin into that chicks herpes riddled panties. all tryin to be the hero, MOVE ON

  102. You all will go nuts tonight (I hope) but mama has to sign off. I’ll join you tomorrow, but in the meantime, AVES!!!!
    Go ahead doubters….but AVES!

    Carp, can’t wait to read your column!

    Linda, Sally….great job on the FB boneheads.

  103. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    HOLY CARP! If i heard that i’d have peed my pants! My gawd, he’s got NO censor button!!!!!!!! ROFLMAO

  104. Awesome response by Avery in the post-game interview. Fischler asks him what the difference was about tonight’s game, and Avery says “I was being paid by two teams.”

    Classic stuff!!

  105. TR, I hear ya. Excellent point. Why I like to choose my visits…let us all get over the SS….for cripes skies. If I can, anybody can.

    Ok, night all….you wait for Carp though.

    TR…e-mail me about wednesday.

    I think, overall, great night!

  106. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    High Five Laurel, for our shared man having a splendiferous evening!

  107. omigod!! what a classic line!!!

    WOW!!! just watched the interview on NHL On The Fly

    great answers and great (?) needling from Stan

  108. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    tapping foot, waiting for Drury’s clutch game recap! ya know he DID get 2 points tonight!

  109. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    you could make a fake name and email just for the facebook ilb!

  110. Just want to put this up quickly, and will repeat later:
    Avery was asked what was the difference tonight.

    “I was getting paid by two teams,” he said.

  111. Oh Man

    He said that there are no leaches or handcuffs on Avery. Dont know why everyone is saying that. We want to put him in a position where he will be Sean Avery. Basically over and over again. wow it was 2 min!!

  112. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    i’m glad there are not leaches on Aves! good old fashioned bloodletting eh Mako?

  113. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    Mako,

    kristin is krisy
    beth is beth
    patrick is patrick
    Jeff, you know who he is
    Mark is shoryuken

  114. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    lmao dead serious! i said the same thing to beth and patrick!

  115. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    holy carp ILB i think you’re member number 23!

  116. Great to see a game where the whole team actually had a personality. Except Drury, but he did smile once when he scored. That’s the only time he actually ever smiles apparently. But a good, relaxed, snarly game. Finally.

  117. hey Linda
    i confirmed your name for facebook
    but when i typed in Boneheads Group in the search
    this is one of the options

    Bone heads:
    A group for anybody with rather odd bony protrusions/lumps (otherwise known as tubercles) on their heads. Together we can rule the world!!!!!

  118. Linda is enjoying the MAGIC that is Sean Avery tonight! on

    jpg, thats better than the nazi sites someone else was finding!!!!!!!!!

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