It’s go time!

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So much for that fantasy story about the kid picked up on waivers and suddenly becoming a first-line center.

Hey, we all knew that was as much of  a pipedream as it was an indictment of the Rangers’ lack of skill when Erik Christensen moved up to the penthouse. Tonight he’s back to the outhouse, deservedly so. He’s prucha’d along with Ales (I did not request a trade) Kotalik.

For whatever reason, Donald Brashear is back in. Well, actually, the reason is that changes have to be made after those two humiliations and the Rangers, because they don’t have anybody better and don’t have the cap space to keep an additional extra body around, had two choices: Brashear, or (IDNRAT) Kotalik . Sad.

Worse, you all get to enjoy the dreadful call of cliche-machine Joe Beninati on Versus — the On Versus part a mandatory ending to every other sentence he utters. God forbid. And look out below for Michael Rupp, who flew under the Crosby radar and dropped three bombs on the Rangers earlier this season.

Here are tonight’s pregame notes.

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  1. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    damnit mako interrupted!!!

    WTP……..A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. OMG, our traffic numbers are off the charts already today. I think we’re going go pretty high tonight. You guys rule.

    Of course, I’d rather have four or five readers talking about line combos and not have all that jibberish.

  3. glad to help, Staal. Take care of that finger, buddy.

    Your namesake’s father is here tonight. The Penguins are on a three-game “Dads” road trip.

  4. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    we tried that Rick, just not in our dna to be hockey snobs

  5. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " All Hail Girardi!!! " … says Greg L. on

    I read all of the last thread and I see too much jibber jabber gowing on…come on guys…we can’t have this happen!!! Other blogs will make fun of us again…I’m telling Rick!!!!

  6. Carp read the list! he read the list! (say with same inflection as being in the pool. the bastage carp’d me. I told you it would be me!)

    Izzy, about time.

    LGR! I’ll pop in during intermissions or stupid tv timeouts….

  7. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " All Hail Girardi!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yo Sally my Cat “Spooks” say Meow to Dubinsky…she actually purrred it out.

  8. Here we go—VERSUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(
    Great job ths am Carp…sometimes it’s too easy to forget all the good…

  9. wowwwwww!!!! showing hockey and then clips of mma fights like some subliminal message to watch cagefighting after hockey!! soooo shamless

  10. Will be driving on my iPhone so I’ll be one period behind. I’ll see you after the game. I’m thinking about getting a convrtible iPhone this spring. Thoughts?

  11. i am concerned and therefore i will be watching while getting those stomach tingles every now n then. but i will not turn it off tll game is over. lets just hope the loss of guerin and goligoski will help us. i know how well we play teams (ottawa) when they miss their top line and goalie!

  12. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    lmao @ one with energy, and how does buster brown know thats the team we’ll see tonight???? they’ll get behind one goal and go into their shell…..

    mola ram suda ram!!!!!!

  13. You know if they want to do this pregame nonsense on Versus how about they just take a half an hour and have an actual pregame show so the dang game can start on time.

  14. he’s “sure” Gabby will keep his gloves on! argh, OK, easy odds are he will, but really….did Gab tell him that before the game? I think I may have to join the “mute” crowd…..

  15. lots of Bleep You Crosbys during the anthem.

    Also, Redden dropped his helmet onto the ice from the bench during the anthem, and when he leaned over to get it, he dropped his glove onto the ice. Not a good start for him.

  16. I’m curious about something… commentators like to call players “lanky” i.e. Staal or Malkin… as if it’s positive.. does “lanky” mean anything positive outside of hockey!?

  17. beth, I am so on your side…it’s like going to the movies…you know you have 15 minutes before start time to get popcorn and a seat.

  18. Bad mood already – The Curses Network. Let see if they can at least keep the Hi Def broadcast going tonight since I have it muted.

  19. wow ur the only one who asked me that linda. im ok. thanks. the fireball blew me back a few feet and i landed against a metal table and bumped me head. burnt my facial hair and arm hair off!! but im ok. got smoke in my lungs but im good. got checked out by teh doc

  20. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    reddens just upset he’s not as good looking as his linemate mako

  21. “hells yea the girls dig us over here at RR!! no girls wanna be seen at those other sites! right girls?? u know we love ya”

    yep–wouldnt be seen anywhere else…we know the best!

  22. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    thats pretty brutal mike!

    are you effin kidding me????????????????????????? OPENING TALLY….drink

  23. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    eesh mike,i hope you are your awesome self soon. smoke in the lungs is not good

  24. Right before he “bagged the opening tally”, I was about to ask which top-six forward would have a big night, Conner (7 career goals) or Johnson (one career goal).

    It’s just too predictable…

  25. The Rangers have been very good at getting their fourth line out against Crosby this year. And I say that sarcastically.

    Brief, low, Fire Sather chant in the blue seats.

  26. Dubinsky is turning into Rozsival with Jagr.

    Got the puck? PASS TO GABORIK!
    Got the puck again? PASS TO GABORIK!
    Got a shooting lane? PASS TO GABORIK!

  27. we still havent done anything good. we havent got anybody to the net., we havent gotten a good shot off. its the same level of play weve been seeing!! nothing has changed and were losing already!! how does this team not get better??

  28. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    fozzy, we know where the cool guys are dont we!?

    they honestly kill any buzz there might be within the first 5 minutes.

    Rick, how do the stands look? looking kinda sparse for now on the tv

  29. don’t know if Versus showed it, but Godard limped off earlier. Looked bad. Makes having Brashear in the lineup even more useless.

  30. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    does brashear have tennis balls on the bottom of his walker?

  31. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    if that shows up in someones column tomorrow, I want commission!

  32. 3 weak shots in 10 minutes of play. they havent done anything to step up their game so far. they really are just not skilled enough to win. this is it peeops. look for a nice draft pick though

  33. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    FIRE SATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!! FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRE SAAAAAAAAAAAATHER!!!!!!!!!!! and oh yea, JAIL DOLAN

  34. Voros/Boyle/Brashear ain’t no Hollweg/Betts/Orr, that’s for sure.

    Brash did injure Godard just through the force of his will though.

  35. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    poor godard, his puddin was made with spoiled milk

  36. Somebody tell CR9 that the refs haven’t screwed the Rangers yet … although I was talking to them before the game and they promised they would.

  37. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    Voros/Boyle/Brashear aint no Dorothy/Blanche/Rose either

  38. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    thanks Reggie, whatever i can do to bring laughter to the blog, and the press box, thats my job!

  39. MAKO says SHENANIGANS ON THE REFS TONIGHT! on

    Rick please dont jinx us… Its been nice without the conspiracy theorist here LOL

  40. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    Rick, all you gotta do is call!!! i’ll drive right there and send for my man and my stuff!

  41. thanks to Direct TV and the Comcast corporate aholes I have to listen to this game on Pittsburgh radio over the Internet.

  42. Damn these announcers bite. I’m begining to miss Emrick (AND OOOOOOOOOH BRODUER………..)

  43. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    the forecheck starts with enthusiasm….
    and we have the poster boy for Unisom as our captain

    SAUCER IT TO CENTER!!!!!! jibberish

  44. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    whenever someone calls Artie ANI..does anyone besides me think of jar jar binks?

  45. I’d love some Linda but I have to get up for the gym at quarter after 5 tomorrow morning since I skipped out tonight.

  46. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    what a blast by rozsival… give him more geritol!!

  47. Noah

    After the Philly game the only reason Girardi would play for me is to hopefully find someone who would take him in trade.

  48. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    ouchie beth! i used to do the 5:30 am gym session on mondays for a while…BRUTAL!!!!!!!

  49. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    oh i cant wait to hear what dumb and dumber have to say about gaborik and carcillo

  50. I have noticed that Peter Gammons isn’t on the Verizon Wireless intermission report tonight on Versus. He must be lying low after engineering the Bruins’ resounding win over the Canes last night. Oh, wait…

  51. Weren’t they waxing poetic about the Pens powerplay during the Pre-Game “show”. 26th in the League.

  52. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    this is what happens when they go to the offseason CHRIS DRURY SKATING SCHOOL

  53. no penalty??? cally was tripped!!! how come cally plays in a much higher gear when hes on the pk? he getys more chances on teh pk than reg. strength!!

  54. That Owl commercial, and the light beer commercial with the guy screaming “Aaaaamyyyy” are my two favorite commercials.

    I usually hate commercials.

    I hate this Rangers team more. They are so fuggin boring.

    I hope to hear a “Captain Avery” chant.

  55. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    grabby, you gotta watch him just to see if he blinks! he’s got this look on his face that you would think he’d make a great hypnotist

  56. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    a special guest would be like….oh yzerman or gordie howe or bobby orr…

    they should say… AND ANOTHER EX COACH, AT INTERMISSION

  57. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    FANKIST is looking a bit pale! GET THEE IN THE TANNING BOOTH Vinny, your powers are fading!!

  58. boy, i wish we were doing that “comment of the week” thing we talked about earlier in the season. We’d have some great ones tonight.

    LMAO, “glides really hard.”

  59. I said this a few weeks ago. This team needs to start playing with an identity. Torts should force his attack attack attack system even if it means losing; the team will at least be working towards something and it’ll make the weaknesses easier to identify and (hopefully) remove. Not to mention, it would be more entertaining.

  60. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    i think Torts needs to start sacrificing stuff to Kali Ma

  61. I guess we should be hsppy that we’re only down by 1…not that they will ever score any time soon

  62. Geez Carp, do I at least get to open the door for you? Sharpen a pencil maybe? Turn off a lights (not the goal light, that would have to be on first)

  63. I don’t get why people pay to go to these games anymore.

    It’s like going to see a really REALLY expensive movie that either ends in heartbreak or they give away the ending 2 minutes in.

  64. Word of advise if we lose tonight, perhaps we send three players down to Hartford and we callup three(Locke, Grachev, & Dandenault)

  65. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    TACTICAL COVERT XB with butt pad!!!!!!! wooooooooooo easier to shoot drury with some adrenaline then

  66. everybody now is unable to recieve a pass!!! their forecheck if thats what its supposed to be is effin pathetic!! even gabby cant do much anymore. if they dont score in the next period im not watching until next year. i cant this boring weak team anymore. lol no i will be back next game. but if they dont score next game i wont be coming back tillnext year!!!!!! yea slatipuss!!! thats right!!

  67. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    why bother talking about the goalscore when you have
    HOT DOG LIPS as your guest………blllllllllllllllllech

  68. Beninati said something about Rozsival “playing against his former mates”.

    Current Penguins on the roster when Rozi played there: 1

  69. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    john stevens looks like the dude inthe 5 hour energy commercial after he burps (with about 40 more pounds)!!!!!!

  70. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    ” I got something to say……I killed the Rangers today and it doesnt matter much to me they were already dead!!!!”

  71. What happened to John Stevens glasses? Does he think he’s a superhero without them? Dullsville.

  72. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    SAUSAGE MOUTH LMFAO!!!!!

    oh my gawd a sundial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. I’m still lmao at the Rangers haven’t score in 140 min or since last Tuesday. That’s just not right!

  74. i repeat: GWG in IA
    January 25th, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    no penalty??? cally was tripped!!! how come cally plays in a much higher gear when hes on the pk? he getys more chances on teh pk than reg. strength

  75. MAKO says SHENANIGANS ON THE REFS TONIGHT! on

    Of course no one on Versus would have the Rangers back….

  76. Was just thinkin that we get a break from this miserable hockey when the olympics arrive. But then I realize the stumble from Trumbull will for ever be in view. Lord help team USA

  77. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    A DELAY IN DAN GIRARDI JUMPING IN?????????? he was right there………no delay ,he didnt do diddly!!!!!!! did these guys watch the same thing?

  78. how bout the playdough guy bill? the guy who gets killed and has the squeaky voie? he looks like he has playdough lips. like crosby. bill crosby lol

  79. Pittsburgh radio says 4 minutes into the game the “fire Sather” chants started…

    … and they love to criticize The Garden, calling it “old”.

    As if… the best place to watch a game is MSG.

  80. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    these guys just proved what absolute effin aliens they are

  81. MAKO says SHENANIGANS ON THE REFS TONIGHT! on

    LMFAO “the stumble from Trumbull”

    EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!

  82. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    Chris Connors first of the season…but lets talk to hot dog lips for the 8 millionth time this season

  83. Linda:

    When was the last time Girardi got in a fight? This team is full of players who do not drop the gloves…

    Redden and Gilroy are the only defenseman with a fighting major this season.

  84. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    they are heads alright Nor, just not the ones on the shoulders

  85. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    they are all gonna go change their fancy slacks now after reminding us yet again the sabrett got an assist on that goal

  86. just look at engblom. how can this guy get on national tv with that nick nolte drunken mugshot hairdoo?? hes a freakin dork. jones is a missing front tooth and an alfalfa cowlick away from bein one of my neighbours

  87. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    danny bibs, not doing much better tonight….oy vey

    and vogs, thats really sad that its redden and gilroy… wtf…

  88. practicing or no practicing is working on no scoring perfectly. 0000000 and counting………………

  89. you guys seen that “Arbys” commercial? How can one eat roast beef sandwiches in Mcd’s buns?? THAT’S CRIMINAL!

  90. Carp, love it when you’re covering a non-game game….you sure can banter (right BANJ?)

    Nite all, gonna watch the rest from far beneath the covers….

  91. There goes the Curses network hi def feed again. FROZEN! I guess it’s better than listening to the anouncers, or even watching the Rangers play!

  92. All these opposing goalies must love when the Rangers come up on the schedule because it’s like a night of rest for them

  93. MAKO says SHENANIGANS ON THE REFS TONIGHT! on

    I dont get them. What about a big hit against Cindy? Bit hit against Malkin. Something to get the fans & team back into it.

    Where is Avery?

  94. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    these idiots have been licking their chops all week to talk about that fight

  95. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    Thankfully we did NOT decide to donate money to charity for each goal these guys score the past week

  96. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    oh then again,that tampa game was a week ago…grrr

  97. mko- aves shows up few times a season. hes better than dru or higgy but still. hes been invisible too for long stretches.

    another bad angle shot with no chance of goin in. this game is just boring. at least give us something to cheer for!

  98. I guess I’ll tune in to “24” in about an hour. I’ve seen all I’m going to see from this squad tonight.

  99. MAKO doesnt need Ambien tonight on

    MIke

    I meant tonight. I thought for sure he would pester CINDY tonight.

  100. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    lmao. can’t drury just breathe on hot dog lips and induce sleep?

  101. MAKO doesnt need Ambien tonight on

    I honestly wouldnt care if Brashear & Drury got hat tricks tonight. Someone just please score.

  102. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    damnit i cannot wait until June 24!!! MDZ will no longer be an effin teenager and we wont have to hear this asshat mentioning it every time he is on the ice

  103. Rangers are looking for The Equalizer-isn’t he dead?- even he couldn’t have helped their lost cause.

  104. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh

    primal scream and shout!!!!!

  105. why does this rangers team feel a lil fake? i really do not like any of the vibes om gettin from this team…

  106. linda- mdz might ot be any good by then lol. hes slowly starting to suck. i swear these guys are not helping our rookies. all of them are bad now. AA,dz and gil.

  107. Mike Sullivan was much more animated with the Versus guy than he ever is with John Giannone.

  108. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    CCCP i was thinking that the other day…he needs to be on the bench too…. i think they are scared of him and his singing abilities

  109. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    yea grabby i agree. they are sucking all the talent out of the young guys. i guess they just gave up too….NICE LEADERSHIP…wow is that AFI i hear???

  110. MAKO doesnt need Ambien tonight on

    As VS cant get anymore PATHETIC. THrowing up a statistic that Cindy has a 5 game scoring streak against the Rangers.

  111. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    NOR…do you remember this

    SPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEENNNNNSAAAAAAAAAAAH

  112. Joekuh - looking for a MDZ Authentic! on

    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Ani!!!!!!!

  113. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    lmao Orr, if he starts fist pumpin we got problems! he just has to keep that flea bitten snooki snork outta the locker room

  114. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    lmao CCCP

    ok, gotta go clean my eyes..they fell outta their sockets again.

  115. Holy Shattenkirk! What are those things called again? Go-alls? Goals? they’re more scarce than a Larry Brooks compliment of Torts

  116. good goin kid. i called it earlier that it was a bad idea to send him down. he should gt bumped up a line with gabby but he aint doin well at all so idk, keep him where hes at. but yea, do not send him down. hes got the skill, he just needs better linemates.

  117. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    lmao nor.. another 140 minutes!

    lmao Raider…just brutal!

  118. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    how about the pens miscues that led to the artie goal you freakin asswipes

  119. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    games have now become installments…….HOW do the caps fans listen to this pablum every game???

  120. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    wait a second caspar, he gaves orrs helmet a good talkin to

  121. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    uhm guys, we need to dissect that goal.. and the group of five that were on the ice at the time

  122. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    wow beninati, go change your slacks!!!! they gotta be messy after that

  123. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    crosby on top of skoula??? wow he couldnt wait til intermission?

  124. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    nor, i never wanted that image in my head.. more like vienna sausages!

  125. I wonder if its worth staying awake, watching the 3rd period or going to bed? its 02:38 in sweden and im not so sure i wanna see another loss? :O

  126. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    crosby got his first tattoo, inside his lips, its say inflate to 20 pounds

  127. linda- who would you rather have a makeout session with? the mr froman the sausage king of chicago, mr crosby the circumsized sausage king of Pissburg, or mr huggybear, the puddin king of msg!!

  128. This guy has to go…it’s not minutes left in the period it’s minutes separating us from the Verizon Wireless Intermission Report…does he talk like this at home?

  129. Hi Boneheads! Just got to my computer. I’m still surprised that the Rangers are not losing this game right now.

  130. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    MDZ looks like he hasnt slept for a week,the Olympic break is gonna do him good!

  131. i would love to see a NY Ranger, ANY RANGER, take the puck to the net and score an ugly goal. they dont have the skill to make pretty plays, just take it to the net, every shift. something is bound to happen, maybe even a…goal?!?!

  132. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    LMAO sausage king of chicago! ferris ferris!

    i think i’d pass if those are my only choices

  133. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    Someone please tell me how we are still in this game? I mean besides the obvious Henrik..

  134. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    i wish i had super powers right now

    i’d have just used my laser beam and incinerated mullet boy on the spot. He looks like freakin martha stewart!

  135. i say this goes to ot. after that, my psychotic powers of observation tell me it could possibly end ina shootout caspar. so i think… wait a minute, im getting a block. im hearing this monotone voice on teh tv thats distracting me. ohh wait its the special guest!!! coach stevens!!

  136. John Stevens…the answer to insomina…zzzzzzz. No wonder the Flyers tuned him out. What a drone!

  137. Joekuh - looking for a Jar Jar Authentic! on

    Girardi’s had a good game? Are we even WATCHING the same game? what the Byfuglien are they talking about?????

  138. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    John Stevens MUST be related to Drury… they share that same sluggish DNA!! how do these guys have enough in them to spawn???

  139. noccrap fozzy hcrap fozzy i can see why he was fired. ive only had to listen to him for 30 seconds and im almost in tears. he sounds similar to ben stein from ferris bueller

  140. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    lmao FOZZY!!!!!!!!!

    i am almost totally convinced that those in the area of television media think we are stupid and cannot trust our own eyes!!!!! bunch of imbeciles

  141. Did everyone just see that hit by Devils prospect Cormier? (the one that just got him suspended for the rest of the year).

    Total cheap shot with the elbow – the damage was a little shocking, though.

  142. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    rangers scored 5 goals and one hit beninati square inthe chicltes

  143. where is the rest of the regulars??? tr,cccp,orr,greg,mako,wicky,truefans,pavel,sally,rob a, rob b, rob c, rob d, rob e, the rest of the robs, etc…!! staalwart??? everybody???

  144. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Time to Crown the Champs!!! " … says Greg L. on

    These Penguins suck and I hope our Staalsie beats up his brother in the 3rd. This season is a roller coaster ride so I expect nothing more than a win tonight. Anything else is unacceptable. If Hank lets one in again….what a waist.

  145. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Time to Crown the Champs!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yoooohooooo Mikeyy!! Im here , Im here!!!! Taker easy cuz a fire blast to the face hard enough to knock you on yer butt is crazy !! Holey Hell hope yer ok.

    Rangersssssss go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go!!!!!

  146. LIN

    Haha, you wanna know something scary, my uncle is friends with the dad of one of the girls on Jersey Shore.

    It’s the chick that is dating the guy who punched that one guy.

    Hopefully i don’t ever see her while visiting my uncle.

    4 minutes !!!

  147. Not only does he have to get hit by opposing players, but King has to get hit by his own as well???

  148. love seein anisimov get powerplay time, well deserved…
    wish he would use staal on the point on second unit

  149. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    uncontested……aye aye aye

    frittered away

    this PP just totally sucks

  150. why wont they jsut skate into the zone and pull up after they pass the blueline?!?!? this drives me nuts the dumping and skating on the boards right into pressure by pens

  151. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Sorry can’t stay long all, too much work over the next couple weeks… won’t be able to watch all the games as a result (resorting to the ESPN ticker)… hoping you’re all having an exhilirating, been-illuminati-ful, jibberishless evening!

    That benninati is like an American lyricist wordsmith genius!

  152. Rob, Staal has been used on the pp point – he doesn’t add anything. He’s a complete defensive player.

  153. LETS GO, SICK PLAY BY CALLY, they HAVE TO get somethin goin on this power play that last 4 mins was a joke..
    Matt Cooke is an idiot and just showed why, waht a selfish penalty

  154. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    damnit i even had a lil bag of COOL RANCH DORITOS today,hoping it would get my flaaaaaaaaaaavah boy going!

  155. im speechless….post. wide. blocked. how hard cna it possibly be to score a goal in hockey? :()

  156. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    2 dozen stops…….OH MY GAWD, can it get any worse than this guy and his diarrhea of the mouth???

  157. daamn nice shot by rozi, cant get a freakin break lets make it 2-1 somehow amidst all these pittsburgh breakaways/odd-man rushes

  158. i disagree with christensen being benched too but i guess since hes a waiver pickup and not making 3-4-5-6-7 mill that he is the odd man out.. higgins shoudl be benched or sent to the 4th line one of these games, i dont care about all the little things he was signed to score 15-20 goals its a joke

  159. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    SQUIRTS ON THROUGH to the other side!!!

    START CUTTING !!!!!!!!!!

    JAR JAR!!!!!!!!!!!

  160. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEE RANGER GOAL, HIS NINTH OF THE SEASON SCORED BY DOUBLE A!!!!!!!

  161. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    jones and mullet stewart are in the studio cutting themselves

  162. most stupid slash ive ever seen? just by doing that stupid motion u know ur going to the box LOL!

  163. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    well THAT didnt last long. accident of genetic got one

  164. MAKO, I think Brooksie was right. It’s not about his performance as much as it was about the atmosphere surrounding this team, and they just gave up the tying goal….

  165. i dont understand why we give malkin so much room, i woudl rather anybody else shoot on their team, let gonchar fire it from up top, u need to be ON TOP of malkin, u cant let him shoot mannn.. ive seen him score from that same spot in the garden too many times

  166. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    are you effin kiddin me???????? who was on the ice there??

    hey did you guys know that the most prominent feature on the malkin family crest is THE UGLY TREE?

  167. MAKO doesnt need Ambien tonight on

    LOOK AT THEM ALL JUST WATCHING THE PENS SKATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO ONE PICKED UP ANYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY JUST WATCHED THE SKATE IN!

  168. Are the people from the Blair Witch Project filming this game? I’m about to throw up from the camera movement.

  169. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    it never ends Olga

    FIRE SATHER!!!! FIRE SATHER!!!!

  170. how can we have 6 minutes of pp time and we get outchanced!!! then 5 seconds into the pens pp they score like it was nothin. on guess what, hanks glove. then hank gives up another bad one.. nobody is playin good now. bad time to be a ranger fan

  171. christensen was scratched because he’s a minor leaguer picked up on waivers. but, yeah, a lot of those play most nights.

  172. You really see how worthless Gaborik is when he’s in a slump. Sure, when he’s scoring he’s a god but he just has a good release and shot. THAT’S ALL.

    Watching him against crybaby and malkin is jokes. He doesn’t do anything. Doesn’t make room for himself. Is afraid to get physical because he’ll probably fall and get hurt. He has no good moves or hands.

  173. this team = joke

    its great that they got kids for the future but with this payroll the future has got to be now, really unfortunate!

  174. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    do these guys shut up for even 10 seconds???? its just non stop chatter!

  175. u can really tell by the ranger players play that theres just 2 minutes left of the game huh?

  176. Bring back Prucha on

    Henrik is burnt out. Combine that with the fact that he can’t stop a shot above his knees and that’s a wrap folks. This team is horrible. Our GM is horrible and our coach is a walking contradiction. Let’s hear it for accountability. Take that Kotalik, with you in the press box at least we won’t give up any breakaways on our power play……oh wait nevermind.

  177. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    lately,the only thing good about game night is this blog

  178. MAKO doesnt need Ambien tonight on

    here come the debbie downers! “Trade Hank” “Fire Torts” “Re-sign Higgins” blah blah blah blah.

    And Kotalik is sitting WHY!?!??!?! How many breakaway were shorthanded tonight?

  179. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    damnit there’s not even an Arnold movie on i’m watching Purple Rain

  180. caspar- u got it. they dont care. u can see it by the way they play like its already over with 2 minutes left ina 1 goal game!! they dont skate hard. maybe cally bbut he is a grinder. its not even fun when your rookie whos in huge slump gets 2. drury should not eb on teh ice in teh 3rd period let alone in the last minute.

  181. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    resign higgins for what? to be the janitor? oh yea, he does the little things away from the puck well…it’s time for him to take a seat too

  182. another bad loss. henrik should not have given up the 3rd goal a soft one like the red wings game.

    can they just get rid of higgins I am so sick of his total crapiness. this team looks like crap.

    did anyone think when they went down 3 to 2 they would score??? No friggin chance.

    BTW gaborik lately has been getting way to many penalties… some games dubinsky looks like a star other games he can’t even handle the puck… terrible loss.

  183. the ranger 4 minute PP looked especially crisp and well run. so many opptys. for the PENS….

    yech

  184. Wow, Brashear really made an impact in the game.
    Please, Please get Drury off the power play.
    Kotalik is not good enough to play over Higgins because why?
    Dubinsky was amazingly lazy tonight.

  185. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    why is torts freakin married to higgins playing every night??????????

  186. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    how many goals is prucha going to score saturday??

  187. i swear…if there was a fan organized “Fire Sather” protest set-up in front of the garden…I would gladly take a flight down from Vermont to attend it. Thats how bad I want Sather gone.

  188. Bad game by LQ, shoulda had both Conner goals, but he was due for one of those games.

    Carp, you mean a lot of bandwagon, post-2007 Penguins fans in the building. They were never there when I went to these game pre-lockout.

  189. In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey
    Butane in my veins and I’m out to cut the junkie
    With the plastic eyeballs, spray-paint the vegetables
    Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose
    Kill the headlights and put it in neutral
    Stock car flamin’ with a loser and the cruise control
    Baby’s in reno with the vitamin d
    Got a couple of couches, sleep on the love-seat
    Someone came sayin’ I’m insane to complain
    About a shotgun wedding and a stain on my shirt
    Don’t believe everything that you breathe
    You get a parking violation and a maggot on your sleeve
    So shave your face with some mace in the dark
    Savin’ all your food stamps and burnin’ down the trailer park

    Yo. cut it.

    Soy un perdedor
    I’m a LOSER baby, so why don’t you kill me?

  190. Dubinsky needs Jagr to kick his butt.
    Drury is horrible. Again.
    Higgins? Is he married to Sather’s daughter? Why is he here?

  191. Sather's WrapUp on

    Hello, Ranger fans! Ahh Home again, to the chants of “Fight-er Sa-ther”! It’s so nice to be remembered as a player…

    I think Muckler has been slipping that 5-hour energy drink into my scotch again. My naps have dropped off to under six a day. Sometime even the phone wakes me up. But it’s probably just some other GM wanting to make a trade for Redden or Rozival. I should have locked them up with a NTC like I did Drury. No one calls about him anymore.

    Brian Trottier sent me a written 90-page apology, so I hired him again. I then went out and when I saw Milbury I yelled out to him “Hey Mike! I’ve got the Trots again!” What a funny look he gave me….

    Finally Torts has put My Big Bad Brash the Basher out there! As Brash told me before the game, “No one be messin wif muh brudda Gabby dis time”. You can rest easy tonight Brash. You played so well, I’ll spring for some new tennis balls for your walker. (Carp- pay Linda the royalties.)

    (singing) “Obla di, Obla da life goes on bra… Lala how the life goes on” Oh-oh. That’s Dolan’s newest ringtone. Hey there BIG GUY! We did it! Another sellout! No, not just the way Redden plays, I meant all the seats were sold. Now you can buy that Ruby studded Tire Pump you saw on 5th Avenue. Did you see, we also got Brash in the lineup tonight. You can write off another 20 grand! No, you just “write it off”…

    I coulda traded for Crosby, but I thought he was damaged goods. Did you see those lips! His dad Bing must have really beat the hell out of him!

    I see that sales of Ranger Jerseys is down a lot. Wearing a Blueshirt nowadays is kind of like watching kiddie porn. It’s fun until somebody sees you…

    Wow, those pickled eggs Mother Sather sent me are starting to rumble through. I GOTTA go.

    Your Uncle Glennie

  192. BringBackStraka on

    Right on Vinny V, this team is like dating the high school tease. You will get worked up a little bit, but in the end you aren’t getting what you want……yet you keep coming back for more.

    Just about each game…I think this is the game we turn it on. Maybe we put together 2 or 3 wins in a row, but eventually it’s just another let down.

    Divisional game….3rd period….1 goal lead….10 minutes left….maybe we will tighten up and take this one…wrong.

    See everyone Wednesday for another barn burner.

  193. kc- the teams lack of passion is showing in the stands now. as carp said, lots of pens fans there, and you cant even get a real lets go rangers chant anymore.

  194. The way I saw it Lundvquist was good right up until the team started playing pretty good, the he did the best impression of Vally, I’ve seen since the real Vally went to Hartford. Gabby was bad again tonight also, he must feel stupid taking that foolish slashing penality. What was he thinking. I guess he must be getting frustrated. These guys keep playing like this, they will miss the playoffs, and that won’t look good on Torts or Sather.

  195. They’re an easy target, but there were an audible amount of Penguins “fans” when they played in Vancouver recently too. I somehow doubt they were there (at least not wearing the black and gold) going back four years or more.

  196. czechthemout!!! on

    this team needs to be sellers at the deadline. blowzy sucks ! He was the dman on the third goal and failed tp step up and take the body. Girardi needs to go because he just is doomed here and his play really really sucks. Redden? What more can be said about him that already hasn’t been said about him. SELL!!! MORTIMER SELL!!! JUST GET OUT THERE AND SELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  197. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    LMFAO @ his father BING!!!!!!!!!!!! LMFAO!!

    thanks for the name drop Uncle Glennie! I am honored!

  198. In my opinion that sucked, besides Anisimov and Callahan a disgraceful performance.

    There’s some serious dead weight on this team that needs to go. And I love Gaborik as much as the next ,mercenary, but he should get no PP time until his even strength play improves.

    Playoffs?! Playoffs?!!! Talk to me and Jim Mora before they can beat anyone decent. Playoffs?!!!

  199. Since we can’t see the Torts press conference tonight what do we think he is saying?
    A) “I can’t explain it”
    B) “We had some good moments”
    C) “Our powerplay cost us”
    D) All of the above

  200. Gabby needs to play with a good player. He probably can’t wait to get to the Olympics and be on a line with Hossa.

  201. BringBackStraka on

    czechmount-Rozi took the body on that 3rd goal….you didn’t see him take out Staal?

    What NHL dman keeps backing down the middle of the ice on a two on two, taking out the other dman? The one, the only…..Roszival!

  202. Torts other standard responses — “I’m not answering that” or “I’m not going to dissect the game now.”

  203. Olga Folkyerself on

    Tom F

    You left out-
    “we have some things to work on”
    “I’m not going to dissect it here”
    “I’m not answering your questions Larry”

  204. BringBackStraka on

    What about Torts serious look from last post game and the “Get that thing out of my face” quote!

  205. czechthemout!!! on

    BringBackStraka —

    sorry about that! my mistake. I mean after all, he did deserve his contract with that type of play.

  206. John stevens sounds like he attends funerals daily. how could that dull of a person coach a hockey team?

  207. Why hasnt’ Captain Clutch posted yet? Drury must be home by now since he didn’t break a sweat and shouldn’t need to shower.

  208. So are Dubinsky and Staal going to start getting better anytime soon? If this is their ceiling we’ve got more problems than I thought.

  209. Toe-Wicky-Frenchchops (gabby, just get 26 more!!) on

    For the love of anything holy please trade mediocre youth and contracts for vets!!!!!!!

  210. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " 2 pts down the drain!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Another clucker by Klunkvist.

    Sathers wrap up was good untill the “kiddie” part. That’s some crazy sick warped thinkin thats fer shirley.

    Chris Drury had a chance to “take out” Staal on that parcial break away..Drury should have NAILED HIM!!! Any other Captain would of …too bad we have Captain pansy.

    Bad way to lose.

    Gaborik and Hank will sure help Canada and USA when the olympics roll around.

  211. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    mental exhaustion…sheesh.

    positive point of the night: NOT SHUT OUT

  212. At least on Versus we don’t have to listen to Sam and Joe trying to tell us how Drury and Redden and Higgins are playing better. On Versus, the announcers never even mention them.
    It’s painfully obvious that Torts and Sather forced their buddy Brian Burke to put Drury on the Olympics team with the desperate hope of him picking up his game, but as usual with Sather, that’s another stupid idea. How many minutes is he actually going to get on Team USA?

  213. Linda is wearing her superior super analytical hat on

    wow its like everyone gave up once the game was over!

  214. THE REAL Mikeynj on

    SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK SCUK

    Anisimov, that’s it, the only players in the last three games to get a goal

    glad I watched it on DVR and fast forwarded through the whole thing

    Im done

    Not watching live games anymore

    So much easier on the stomach and heart

  215. Toe-Wicky-Frenchchops (gabby, just get 26 more!!) on

    ok, serious question here…Inglorious basterds for the second time, smoking aces 2, or night at the museum 2???

  216. Toe-Wicky-Frenchchops (gabby, just get 26 more!!) on

    shor
    I know, that was just such a funny part of that movie…I could so see aves doing that!!!

  217. I agree Gaborik has an amazing shot, thats about it. He plays well defensively but he has NO moves. I cant think of a single time I’ve seen him deke someone out or split defensemen. I support the idea of tanking for the draft. Keep finishing in the top ten or 15 and you lose out on the best chance of getting front line talent and this team is clearly going nowhere. Do the fans a favor, stop surrendering 30-40 minutes into the game, such immediately so noone gets their hopes up and maybe in a couple years we wont have to sign a big name free agent as badly because we drafted one after this season

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