One more thing on Kotalik


The Rangers had a trade in place. There have been complications involving that deal. So Kotalik was sent back to New York.

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  1. Sather “may or may not address media tonight”? Isn’t that like “Cal Ripken may or may not be in the line-up tonight” in reverse?

  2. Linda ... SCIENCE!!!!!!!! on

    i’m still shocked he has a limited NTC…and knowing that…how do complications arise if you know he won’t approve a trade to certain teams??

  3. You meants that you would be shocked if it was any other GM other than Sather right Linda?

  4. JB

    They gave up 2 goals in the last 4 mins or something. Doughty with the GW with 27 secs left, buaha.


    I usually steal Bacardi, or Patron from someone in my house, then make a massive Vanilla Wild Cherry Pepsi milkshake.

    Instead of drugs, i go with sugar. Not Dredden’s sugar of course.


    Islanders have what… $16mm in space. Drury be a perfect fit for them LOL

    Can he tweet from the sin bin?

  6. Linda ... SCIENCE!!!!!!!! on

    we’ve passed the 5 minute mark and its still 0-0…woooooooo hoooooooooooooo

  7. Linda ... SCIENCE!!!!!!!! on

    DarrenDreger complications have grounded a trade involving the Rangers Kotalik. A deal with Calgary? Stay tuned…

  8. Linda ... SCIENCE!!!!!!!! on

    i’m going trick or treating at sathers house next year! maybe he’ll give ME a NTC

  9. Voros is better at taking punches. He used to drop on both knees, lately he has been only using one

  10. They got lucky on that 2 on 1, Dubi followed the puck carrier all around the net with Redden and completely ignored the opposite side.

  11. Keep Drury off the power play. Would anyone put Betts on the point on the power play? I think not.

  12. Linda ... SCIENCE!!!!!!!! on

    thank God cat was acting funky and my soup was heading towards the ceiling

  13. maybe they will turn around and send us Hagman…$3 mil thru 2012. Corey Sarich? 3.6 mil thru 2012…and they just got Ian White who is really good defenseman


    Its nice to see them with a lead at the end of the period. Good period from them except for the 5 on 3

  15. paulieplatypus on

    Yeah ilb2001, give Sam a break… He’s probably still used to doing football on Sunday, not hockey. Give him until after the Superbowl and I bet he’ll be himself again on Sundays.

  16. Drury interview coming up. I have been battling to stay awake for this game. This interview should put me away for the night.


    When was the last time the Rangers ended the first with the lead? When was the last time they scored in the first?

    I’m going to mark this down on my clutch calendar.

  18. Linda ... SCIENCE!!!!!!!! on

    definitely dont need another ugly dude on the team… and damn, that guys nostrils take up his whole face

  19. i want to jump through the tv and choke the life out of those a-holes speeding around with their mouths open in the lexus ad, because i see a-holes driving like that every day.

  20. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Gaborik Scoress!!! " … says Greg L. on

    YA YAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! WHOOOP it up people ….Johnson is strong and solid tonight!!!!

    RANGERS , its either 6th place or 14th…take yer pick .With Toronah scooping up shtuff , we could be worse then them if we don’t smarten up.

  21. Linda ... SCIENCE!!!!!!!! on


  22. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Gaborik Scoress!!! " … says Greg L. on

    whoooohooooooooooooooooo , Im still happy!!!! :)

  23. WHOA! What happened to Drury? He just showed some personality and broke out of the mumbling monotone for a brief shining moment! Did he win the lotto? Is it the altitude going to his head?


    Anybody ever try to follow the game on the radio – 970 The Apple? What in holy Hell?

  25. I actually love that pizza place…I used to work nearby. Swing in for a pie & pitcher of brew if you ever make it to Stamford. It’s also known as Bobo’s.

  26. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Gaborik Scoress!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Gaborik is perty dirty huh? He hacks N wacks and slashes and sometime smashes. He looked sick the last few weeks ,weak and easy to knock off the puck. He looks stronger now , Im liking it!!!

    Yo ORR Kotageek should be gone soon…ya happy? Maybe we should sigh you up as GM so we’ll get something done around here.

  27. ORR

    u keep getting me on these trade jokes. i got excited for a brief second.

    kotalik for a a bag of pucks is a great deal.

    just get rid of the contract

  28. as per Darren Dredger (TSN): Rangers had a deal to trade Kotalik with Girardi to Edmonton for Souray and Patrick O’Sullivan… deal fell apart due to Souray being injured

  29. Did Dugay just say they seem to like killing penalties? We’ve got a bunch of masochists as a team, that explains it

  30. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Gaborik Scoress!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yo Linda , I wanna sandwich too!!!!! Come on!! Don’t be greedy!!!

    Go Rangerssssss Keep the lead , Keep the lead…please score again…if we lose we get high end draft pick….we win , we get 1 round exit maybe…I’ll take my shot at the cup over some draft pick ,tyvm.

  31. Driver, Holik, Gomez, Drury, Kotalik: it looks like former Devils and Sabres don’t do too well here in NYC.

  32. >>Did Dugay just say they seem to like killing penalties?

    Yes, he did! I was cracking up when I heard that. I guess they should just play the whole match short-handed.

  33. Doodie Machetto on

    Does anyone telegraph a shot more than Chris Drury? It’s like he has a megaphone and yells “I AM GOING TO BE SHOOTING THE PUCK IN THREE…TWO…ONE…NOW!”

  34. Doodie Machetto on

    I think the trade complications were the other team realized it was Ales Kotalik and not Ales Hemsky.

  35. 4Generations and only 4Cups on

    So from Dregers twitter complications with CGY? Perhaps a deal for Jokinen?

    GABORIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PROSPAL!!!!!!!!

  36. So, just to summarize… Sather gives Kotalik a NTC, then he tries to trade him, Kotalik says no, and then he leaves the team?

    Holy carp, Sather is the biggest dolt in the world.

  37. Linda ... SCIENCE!!!!!!!! on

    looks like Magic Man is coming outta the funk!!

    WOOOO GABBY FROM FANKIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

  38. Linda ... SCIENCE!!!!!!!! on

    Mess, he has a ‘limited NTC” but yea, leave it to Sather to try to trade him to a team on that list… if THAT is what the complication was

  39. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Gaborik Scoress again!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yeah Orrs been pulling the “fake trades” for 3 years now…I was paying him back for the first time ,my bad.

  40. Half pig, half man.

    The Puck Drops, yeah. I tried to listen to some of the game on 970 last night. What in Holy Hell is right. Sounds like the announcements in the subway stations in NYC.

  41. As long as the kid in net doesnt get the jitters and crap away this game, the Rangers will be alright.

  42. sent this to the wrong post…..sunday evening brain, i guess

    what’s the deal with the Kirsten Dunst looking female behind the Ranger bench chewing off her thumbnail?!?!?!?!?

    (did anyone else see her behind Tortorella when they showed the bench?!?!)

    nice to see Gabby breaking out of his funk.
    Avs are playing unlike past games i’ve watched, which is good for us.

  43. MDZ should play as long as he is capable physically. The best way for a 19 yr old offensive dman to learn is from his own mistakes

  44. Ahh, done deal per Dreger’s Twitter

    “Just got word from a source that NYR has traded disgruntled forward Ales Kotalik, and a 2nd and 6th round pick to EDM for Shawn Horcoff, and Canadian prospect Jordan Eberle”

    Not a bad deal.

  45. ORR the likelihood of that trade happening is as high as you finally getting a hold of Megan..

  46. Horcoff – Goals 9 Assists 11 Points 20 +/- -25 PIM 33

    Kotalik – Goals 8 Assists 14 Points 22 +/- -18 PIM 38

    if it is a done deal…we just swapped crap for crap…and two draft picks… i guess their crap smells less than ours

  47. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    I don’t think it’s a done deal… Orr is lying. I’m surprised Jess and Dubi haven’t been here to rip him for it :)

    And any trade that gets someone around 30-40 points’ish is better crap than we have, ours is in the bowl, in the press box, in NY. Their crap at least gets out on the ice and can stink it up with the best of them.

  48. ThisYearsModel on

    I am subscribed to Dreger’s twitter and have received no such tweet. No way Edmonton would trade Eberle for any Ranger but Gaborik, Lundqvist or Del Zotto/Staal. Really, why post nonsense as fact?

  49. Don’t know if they mentioned it, but Staal made two good plays on that second goal. One in the d-zone, he got them out of trouble, and then went deep in the offensive zone to give the puck to Vinny.


    LMAO! I remember they always used to yell at him. Hell I even got a no-no email from Jess. TOOLS! That’s all I have to say.

  51. Me and BB is like Avery with the Stars.

    Me and RR is like Avery with the Rangers.

    It just works, don’t question it.

    Lets not even bring up this blogs record with me here. Last time i checked, Josh is still 26. Yeah, that’s what i thought.

  52. Linda,

    I commented on how DeePee and which ever player would be near him would “chest bump” each other at the end of the game. So I called them both “q*eers”. I typed it out exactly like that too. That’s why Jess emailed me. I guess I must have hit a nerve LOL

  53. how did Rozsival not get benched after taking 3 penalties last game.. one right at the end of the game when the Rangers were getting momentum…

  54. CRAZY

    For some reason only known to God, the Rangers are only carrying 6 D-men, making it impossible to scratch a D-Man.

  55. Linda ... SCIENCE!!!!!!!! on

    There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
    He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
    He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
    And they all lived together in a little crooked house

  56. And here comes a trick!! I was going to say it earlier, but was afraid to get yelled at by Linda!

  57. Linda ... SCIENCE!!!!!!!! on


  58. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Gaborik Scoress again and again!!! " … says Greg L. on

    GO GO GABORIK!!!!!!!!!


  59. Did Sam just saying that having Gabby score three goals was part of a “winning formula”? Uh…no. It’s part of a losing formula that they need Gabby to score so badly.

  60. 4Generations and only 4Cups on

    That was INCREDIBLE desperation and team effort by Colorado. I LOVE Cody Mcleod’s game.

  61. Joe just said that MDZ hasn’t played much in the 3rd…. watch, it’s him who is being traded and they’re keeping him out of the rest of the game. Better not be!


    Prust coming to Rangers also. Tough as nails guy. Jokinen best player in trade. Higgins and Kotalik did nothing with the Rangers. LOVE. LOVE this trade. Hated it at first, was going to flip when I saw Gilroy might be involved, but I am loving this trade. You guys are going to LOVE Prust.

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