Day after a win and a near-trade

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Nothing new to report on the Flames-Rangers trade, still not done due to complications that arose Sunday. Canadian reports still have the Flames holding up the deal. And there is speculation that the deal stalled upon Calgary’s insistence that Christopher Higgins be in the trade (why wouldn’t the Rangers want to give him up?). I am standing by reports here throughout last night that it’s Kotalik holding it up. Kotalik has a limited no-trade that lists three teams to which he cannot be traded without his permission, and Calgary is one of them.

So while we wait:

It’s hard to believe that the Rangers would give Kotalik such a clause, then actually be arrogant enough to trade him to one of those teams without his permission and expect him to report. I’m sure he will at some point, but don’t be surprised if he holds it up for a while.

It’s also hard to believe that the Flames, including the Sutter brothers, scouted the Rangers so intently for these last two weeks and still made a trade for Kotalik, who played just once, and awfully, and who has an albatross contract … and Higgins! Higgins, who couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat.

Must be a nice day out West for Higgins, today, stuck in limbo as he is. Correction from last night: Higgins will be a UFA this summer. I wrote he’d be restricted.

Brandon Prust,  the center coming this way from Calgary, has 18 fighting majors (plus four in the preseason) this season, for 98 PIMs. Think he might see Mr. Carcillo when the Rangers play the Flyers? Thanks to reader loneranger for linking us to Prust’s fight card.

In Olli Jokinen, the Rangers get a lazy-but-skilled big forward who will drive John Tortorella nuts and will probably be shopped at the deadline, if not sooner, and at the very worst, will leave via free agency July 1. He also serves as a reminder of one of  the vworst Islanders trades ever: Jokinen and Roberto Luongo to Florida for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha (woof).

About last night’s game: Do you know who got no credit for the third Gaborik goal, but deserved a lot of it? Callahan, who hustled and broke up the play in front of the Rangers net with both Staal and Girardi in the same corner and nobody on the Avalanche player in front. Then it went the other way.

Good job by Ocho. Good job by Gaborik (I can’t believe people started to get down on him when he slumped, which was inevitable and happens to every scorer not named Gretzky or Lemieux at some point). More important, I thought the puck pressure, energy and defensive play (especially by the forwards) was much better. The Rangers can make it a good trip tomorrow in L.A., where the Kings come off a sweep of their trip, but face the dreaded and dependable NHL curse of the first game back from a three-or-more game trip.

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Hate to toot the Rangers Report (aka Festivus or Boneheads) blog’s horn, but we were all over the holdup last night. Who says we don’t do live news?

And there is no better place than right here when something’s happening. You guys did unbelievable traffic numbers last night. We were slightly ahead of last January’s month numbers when the day began, and ended up blowing past Jan. ’09 by midnight.

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  1. REPOST

    Miami – we’re not getting Kovalchuk. Even if we do, he’s not staying here. He doesn’t want to be in NY and has already said so.

    Also I’m not questioning Mess’ leadership abilities. I’m just saying I think he himself is overhyped because of that. Like I honestly feel that when he does become the Rangers GM, we’ll be in a worse situation because if he does screw up, which I think he will, its going to be hard for many fans to want him to get fired. Everyone is going to be like “BUT HE WON US A CUP!!!” instead of realizing that he’s not ready for the job.

    And even if they do turn on him, I don’t want that being part of his legacy here in NY. He won the cup, first in 54 years here in NY, no need to ruin that by giving him a job he isn’t qualified for and risk hurting his reputation.

  2. Call me an idiot, and call me crazy, but we are talking about Sather here. The writing is on the wall here. If these are the last moves he ever makes as GM, he is going to leave his big stinky cigar smelling fingerprint on this organization.

  3. Gross reports that there were some MSG executives in the Rangers locker room after the game and no Sather there. Something’s cooking.

  4. Anyone have 2 tickets available for Rangers vs Islanders Wednesday March 24th?

    I checked a few ticket sites and cheapest are $80 each for 400’s, which is ridiculous!!!!

    Thanks!

    Patrick

  5. Uncle Carp you are very smart !

    You and your friends from the NY media have invented this myth about this trade in order to increase the hits of all the NY forums in the internet…and you guys were sure that the canadien outlets would pop up this thing all over the continent…

    YOU ARE AN OLD RASCAL :)

  6. Also Calgary doesn’t need Gilroy. The need forwards. Higgins is UFA at the end of the year so they can ditch him. Gilroy doesn’t serve a purpose since they’ll be paying the rest of his contract for him not to play. There D looks like this:

    J-Bo – Regehr
    Giordano – White
    Johnson – Sarich
    Pardy

    Gilroy would be an 8th d-man and would probably end up going down to the Heat in the AHL. They could use forwards while Conroy, Moss, and Dawes are out (Nigel is a key member of their offense/PP)

  7. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    Good afternoon gentlemen!

    Uncle Slats was abducted last night.

  8. Hey All,

    I’ve been on here a while, don’t post much just do alot of reading, and since its nicknamed the Festivus blogthough some might like this…

    SEINFELD TRIVIA NIGHT
    Date:
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010
    Time:
    8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Location:
    Town Tavern
    Street:
    134 West 3rd Street
    City/Town:
    New York, NY

    questions range from easy-hard and its def a good time, i’ve been to a few before…
    maybe see some of you guys there!

  9. Hate to toot the Rangers Report (aka Festivus or Boneheads) blog’s horn, but we were all over the holdup last night. Who says we don’t do live news?

    And there is no better place than right here when something’s happening. You guys did unbelievable traffic numbers last night. We were slightly ahead of last January’s month numbers when the day began, and ended up blowing past Jan. ‘09 by midnight.

    These statements are proof that I am right :)

  10. Patrick – I have 2 that I’ll sell for face value. 56 a piece, section 343 1st row seats 1 and 2.

  11. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    sometimes i just sit here and shake my head, wondering what we did to be punished with this nutcase for 10 years.

  12. Yes, Carp, with all this trade bru ha ha we forgot that they played pretty solid game last night. That our young goalie was outstanding, that Gaborik still can score a few here and there (sheesh, you’re right, some people started to write him off) and Staal had an excellent game. Honestly, I don’t remember Callahan’s play on that third goal. But I’m not surprised.

  13. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    Koala, babe, it was actually boneheads that were posting about the trade before Rick said anything about it.

  14. Johnson looked so excited after the win. My wife says, “Aww, that little guy is so excited that it makes him cute, when otherwise I wouldn’t look at him twice, LOL.”

    He really was excited and he thanked Hank and all of his teammates so much. I hope he can be a consistent good back up, and be able to play some games and give Hank some time off. It is sad that it takes Hank getting sick to have some time off.

  15. “Miami – we’re not getting Kovalchuk. Even if we do, he’s not staying here. He doesn’t want to be in NY and has already said so.”

    I don’t believe that “I don’t want to be in NY” bs for a second.

    The only way Kovalchuk has even a remote chance of being “bigger” than Ovechkin is if he’s in NY.

  16. Carped!

    1. Why would Sather try to trade Gilroy?
    2. Why would Calgary want Higgins instead of Gilroy?
    3. What the hell is going on?

    Carp, thanks for staying up late last night to cover the trade if necessary.

    Now there are reports that Calgary wants Jokinen to play in tonight’s game, and then the deal might be made. haha

  17. Adam. I think the basics: Jokinen for Kotalik, will happen. Maybe some tinkering? Rangers better hope not. The Higgins for Prust part is too good to be true.

  18. Doodie Machetto on

    “Gilroy would be an 8th d-man and would probably end up going down to the Heat in the AHL.”

    That’s exactly where he belongs. He’s an NHL defensemen on bad teams, not good ones. The guy doesn’t know how to play defense.

  19. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    you know i love ya Koala!!! besides, since i’ve been unemployed, i spend most of my day here DRIVING UP the numbers!! Yes, sometimes its JIBBERISH,but hey, you can only talk about wishful thinking moves and line combinations for so long!

  20. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    Carp, very good! HEHEHE… do you like cherries and almonds?

  21. Do you know what ?

    Is it possible to trade the whole Rangers team with the exclamation of Lundqvist, Gaborik and Prospal for Ovechkin and play the rest of the season with the full lineup of the Hartford Wolf Pack ?:)

  22. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    GREAT MINDS!

    Carp, your version of my new name is the ruler of all jibberish

  23. Koala- someone has already mentioned that Carp is a well established, good businessman. It’s been weeks, but I still LMAO while saying it…

  24. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    *Calgary was not watching Rangers games to scout Chris Higgins, nor Ales Kotalik.*

    Calgary was scouting either Matt Gilroy or Callahan. The original rumor was Kotalik + Gilroy for Jokinen, but Brooks said that deal was broken up by the Toronto deal earlier in the day, prior to that point Calgary was expecting “Kotalik + D”. Perhaps Sather did want Phaneuf?

    Darren Dreger seems to think another team caught wind of this trade and made a better offer (well, no duh). If it is Ales Kotalik holding it up, he might as well sign his own death certificate because his NHL career would be over. If it is another team in the bidding, shame on NYR and Sather for not keeping the situation under wraps better. Regardless though, nobody was watching Rangers games for Higgins or Kotalik.

  25. Carp, dont you have a spy in the Rangers organization to clear up this very soon ?:)

    Every guy in the media has his sources everywhere :)

  26. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    If it is another team in the bidding, shame on NYR and Sather for not keeping the situation under wraps better.

    True, that is a great line. The problem is, it was all over twitter, coming from several different sources, and none of them Rangers employees. How would the Rangers have prevented Dreger and others from tweeting it?

  27. Miami – He doesn’t want to be bigger than Ovechkin. He’s a completely different personality. Ovi is outspoken and loves the spotlight. Kovalchuk loves to be the go to guy, but hates being in the spotlight.

    He said he doesn’t want to go to Toronto, New York, or any other big market. He wants to play on a competitive team in a smaller market so he can kind of keep a low profile. I’ll see if I can dig up the article but it was written last year when a Russian newspaper asked him about it.

  28. ThisYearsModel on

    Read somewhere that the Rangers were after Phaneuf and were outbid by Toronto. The talk then switched to Jokinen.

  29. Ales knows his NHL career is in jeopardy since he did zero for Edmonton & the Rangers. Now, he is heading back to that division again. Figured, next stop for him, the K-H-L.

  30. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    and if this crazy, decrepit, drunken, way past his glory days old coot trades MY freakin boy, he better go back and hide in the wilds of the Northwestern Territories!!

  31. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Linda,
    The only reason people start sniffing around is because Kotalik stops showing up with the team and then they send him home. You keep him there until the papers are faxed and signed. Obviously, something happened that Kotalik was probably approached about a trade in order to accept it despite his NTC, got pissed, cried in the bathroom 10 minutes, booked a private plane back to NY, and the media saw that… That’s all mis-management on the part of the Rangers trading him to a team he lists in his limited-NTC AND letting him leave the team.

  32. Jonny, I’d be interested in that article if you can find it ..

    Well, Kovalchuk, if he is as you describe, will not be getting $10M to sit quietly in a small market. You don’t get that type of money to just sit there in seclusion …

    Part of Ovie’s appeal is his persona

  33. Take your time, Ales! C’mon!!! Sather – why would you give a player like Kotalik a NTC???????????

  34. I said it last nite too… only Sather -in his royal smugness- would trade a guy to a team who the player says he will not play for!!!

    I’ve changed my tune… it’s no longer “Fire Sather!” Now it’s “KILL SATHER!” lol

  35. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    True, that scenario is probably what happened. At first they were saying he did not travel with the team to Colorado and was still in Phoenix, a few hours later, he’s back in NY. How much more of a laughing stock does Sather get to make this organEYEzation out to be before he’s finally cut loose? This entire escapade is something you’d expect from the Mets! GET THIS FOSSIL OUTTA HERE!!!!!

  36. Love Brooks’ writing “Kotalik, who somehow was able to wrangle a three-team no-trade clause in the three-year….”

    Wrangle, that’s classic!

  37. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    lmao @ in his royal smugness! He has to be the most arrogant sob to have ever been involved with a NY team in my lifetime, and to be the worst at the job!!

  38. Miami, I wouldn’t worry for a second about what Kovalchuk said in Russian newspaper. Especially when his agent tells him what he can make in NY on top of his contract. All he can promote and advertise in Atlanta is thunderstorms.

  39. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    stfraw, i guess for the same reason he gave him 3 million per over 3 years!

  40. Good afternoon Kiddies!

    Pimp –
    I thought that was a tad odd too. As I told Linda, I never knew that he said that. All that would take to get him is (its in the works) Kotalik, Higgins – gone. Rozi waived. There’s $11mm right there. But then, Redden will have to stay with the team. There is NO way they will go with 2 sophomore players next year and 2 rookies.

  41. Linda, that’s why I think it’s a dangerous precedent when you give out a NTC, and then you go ahead and try to trade that player anyway. He probably thought that Kotalik would just go. What a doosh.

  42. As long as Glen Sather is not held accountable for his doings, nothing will change very soon…

    The whole trade stuff is a complet joke, and it shouldn´t be cleared almost before it is openly discussed by the fans, which is again a fault by the soso General manager and President of the Rangers…

  43. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    vexes!!! great word mako!! you slay me

  44. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    exactly Mess!!! How do you have a brain cramp like that!? How do you not get the guys ok first if you’re tryin to trade him to team on his NO FREAKIN WAY list?! This would be absolutley hysterical if it wasn’t so typical!

  45. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    vernacular! are you trying to win the $10,$20 word awards today???

    if the trade DOES go through, jokinen already has nicknames.

  46. Olli looks like a testicle with a handle bar mustache. A manscaping project gone totally wrong. LOL

  47. For the sake of getting Prust, I hope this trade get done. Then, we can send Brashear on his way.

  48. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    Nasty, did you see the pics on the bonehead fb yet?? TR and Sally did a good job!

    Jokinens nicknames if he becomes a Ranger:

    Nostrils, Hoover, Dyson, Orek, TunnelSnout and Brashears Negative

  49. I have such a bad sinus and ear infection. My ear is freakin killing me. I swear if these meds don’t work soon, I am going to go all Van Gogh over here.

  50. Kotalik has just ended his own NHL career. Glad to know ya. Now, the NYR have to bury him and eat his contract. This could be the begining of the end of Glen Sather. What more firable offense than this? I have been less critical of Sather than most, but this is just incompetence/arrogance at its zenith.

  51. Back to Messier/Otto – the fight was a culmination of a tough playoff series with Philly. Your buddy Joe LaPointe before the series said Philly would win in 4. He was right. But at that time I thought he was wrong. And I still think he would have been if Otto had not run at Leetch’s ankle along the boards in Game 2 and busted his ankle. Later in the series Messier and Otto got into a scrap. It really didn’t matter who won. The series was over. Otto held his own. And Neil Smith,yes Neil Smith decided to go another route and shipped Messier to Vancouver. I agreed with that move at the time.I also agreed with shipping Leetch at his age out of here.

  52. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    lmao @ all van gogh. i dont think i’ve said it lately but you guys are freakin hilarious! Not many bush leaguers here!

  53. Glen Sather was seen in the morning in the Lobby of the Beverley Wilshire Hotel at Rodeo Drive at Los Angeles, trying to load his cell phone with new batteries…

    but obviously it didnt work out so he had to send someone to get him new batteries..

    So you guys need to wait for another couple of time to have an announcement…!!!

  54. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    Sather thinking he’s smarter than everyone else in the room. But you KNOW JimmyD loves him. He will only leave on his own accord! I’d be SHOCKED if Dolan fired him, he didnt sexually harrass anyone, and is only making the organEYEzation look bad. Dolan can handle that if he gets one or two home playoff GATES!

  55. About Bringing Messier back.I guess I was right there also. Take a load off LOhud. Get another job!!

  56. Kotalik is abiding by his contract. Sather & company are not exactly known for their class about trades. Brian Leetch has always let it be known how angry he was with Sather and how classless Sather was when he traded him. It’s not Kotalik’s fault that Sather messed up with his contract and with a trade. And doesn’t everyone think that if Sather messed up a trade, it’s a lot easier to “let it slip” to the press that it’s the player’s fault? Sather always prefers to throw the players under the bus. That’s why there is a players union — to protect them from the moronic and arrogant management.

  57. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    KC,
    That’s a GREAT point! By letting it slip, Sather basically forces Kotalik’s hand to accept the trade or end his own NHL career. There is so much going on here it’s hard to decipher what’s real from what’s rumor… if another team has swooped in and offered real talent for Jokinen, this brilliant play by Sather will have been for naught as he screwed himself.

  58. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    well, in all of his infinite wisdom, it seems as if he forgot to get Kotalik to waive his NTC and proceeds to trade him to a team on his NO NO list. It only makes Sather, and the organEYEzation look absolutely ridiculous. And that doesnt seem to bother him eh.

  59. Blueshirt in L.A. on

    Carp, do you, or anyone, know what the Rangers’ schedule is in LA? When and where are they having their morning skate? Thanks for your help.

  60. Olga Folkyerself on

    If Sather screwed himself, he probably had a smug smile on his face when he did it.

  61. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    hell Kotalik can easily sit back and collect his money for the next 2 years and not have to do diddly! I’d crack up if he decided to do that!!! That’d be a big AUGER YOU to sather!!!!

  62. True

    Im sure every team in the NHL saw that and the drips of the rumors & now what actually happened and realized they effed up. Kotalik’s career isnt over. He still would be valuable to a team that wont mismanage his abilities. Kinda the theme here in Rangerland. Ironic isnt it?

  63. Sather is just an ass; this whole situation is such an embarassment to the Rangers organization (or organEYEzation – hahaha, Linda…)

  64. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Linda,
    Very few teams are looking to make moves, Calgary is clearly looking to re-shuffle their lineup. I don’t fault Slats for trying, especially if nobody else is making moves. I thought about it again and I bet Kotalik spoke with Rangers and they told him to go home to discuss it with his family (wife?) or agent. That, or Kotalik threw his little Witch-fit and Sather told him “Listen, you play in Calgary or you play nowhere” and Kotalik couldn’t stomach his own pride and went with the latter option. Either way, Sather is doing something which is a mild improvement.

  65. You know, I laughed so hard when the Isles “promoted” Garth Snow to GM; I think I’d rather have him as GM than old Glennie boy…

  66. OH NO!!! Sather is at it again! Will this man ever quit? At least he’s attempting to start cleaning up his own shit. Well, guess its about time to visit the growing list of THINGS THAT ARE BETTER THAN GLEN SATHER.

    27. Mondays
    It’s something pretty much everyone all has in common. I mean come on, unless you’re Brett Favre, everyone hates waking up after a long joyful weekend and getting back to the ol’ grind. Eyes heavy, feet dragging, we all drudge on until happy hour on Friday (or Thursday, depending on who you are). Even though it may just be another manic Monday full of boredom and pain, remember: at least there’s no day of the week named “Glen Sathurday”

  67. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    interesting how someone on the link mako posted suggests Calgary may be moving pieces in order to acquire Kovi. This is a freaking mans soap opera, i’m tellin ya!

    True, outside of the Kotalik brewhaha last week, has he been known to be a whiner or wishy washy? Honestly,I dont know much about him except that he had a wicked shot from the point and he has big forearms. If that is the case and the guy is kinda diva like, well thats on him.

  68. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    GLEN SATHURDAY!!!!!!!! LMFAO!!!!

  69. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Idk Mako,
    Sather will send AKK to siberia if he pisses Sather off. When Sather actually shows up for work and taps into his resources, he can make stuff happen. This guy trade Anson Carter for Jagr at half salary. This guy got an Eric Lindros who insisted 2.5 years he would only be traded to a top-4 team to accept a trade to the Rangers after meeting with him.

    Sather is smart and he has resources, I just feel like he only has to use them when his team is about to miss the playoffs.

  70. TSN is still saying Kotalik isn’t holding up the deal. Calgary had another suitor to move Kotalik too that wasn’t on the list so it can still get done. I don’t think it will, but its possible.

  71. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    I been telling my buddy, the only way a team dumps Jokinen (5.5million) is if they are in the red or if they’re clearing cap space. After sending Phaneuf (6.5million) to Toronto (a good move by Calgary, regardless) it appears they are clearing space and I would bet it’s for Kovy or Vinny L. Probably Kovy, but they probably need a top center more than a top winger.

    Linda, I really only know that Kotalik has big forearms, he’s really ‘thick,’ ya know? I also know he’s somewhat difficult to understand during interviews and that the Buffalo fans couldn’t wait to get rid of him.

  72. Where's Pavelich? on

    How bad was Sather’s off season, AGAIN??

    i) Higgins at $2.3MM for 1 yr (to clear up cr@p Gomez deal)
    ii) Brashear @ $1.4MM for 2 (plus the over 35 yr old clause)
    iii) Kotalik at $3mil for 3 (plus limited no trade)??
    iiia) (OPTIONAL) You can agrue that Gabby’s contract was off-market for dollars and years, given his history.
    iv) We have a cast off on our first line (Christensen)
    v) He created some ill-will with Dubinsky for no apparent reason, given where Dubi’s ended up contract-wise (I really tght he was going to fight for a “C” or “A” before that)
    vi) Six Dmen having so-so, at best, years with no vetreran or sixable presence.

    NOW, we are going to get another bad ex-Captain (Jokinen)…I almost rather just to Kotalik for Prust plus a pick/prospect..

    awful

  73. True Fans – it’s true. Sather is great at making trades. He’s just terrible at signing FAs.

  74. oaah I always tend to get tired between 4 and 5 your time…

    You guys promise to tell me what happened this night in the case that will happen anything ?

    I would really send Sather a new box of cigars if he would decide to have a job in Hollywood instead of terrorising the Broadway Blueshirts….

  75. True

    Yeah but that was pre-cap days. Sather really gave it to the organization with out vasaline with the Redden & Drury contracts. His resources are Phoenix. Unless they can pluck Doan out of there. I dont want anymore player trades from there LOL

    If this deal goes through… Next year there will be $6mm off of the cap. They still have a few players to sign. Staal is the biggest & who knows what he will ask for. Im hoping he doesnt hold out like Dubi did. But I have a feeling he might. And if they REALLY want to go after Kovy – then Rozi needs to get cut loose.

    Kovy might be a Diva – but he can hit and will fight if he has to.

  76. Christensen wasn’t done in the offseason and he’s not making that much money anyway for his production. Dubi’s case was half his fault and half Glen’s for giving Callahan 2.3 million for 2 years when Dubi is a more productive player. Higgins at 2.25 million is better than Gomez anyday, especially since his contract expires at the end of this year. Gaborik is healthy since he finally had the proper surgery and he’s legit.

    The only points you make Pavelich are #2, 3 and 6. But the other 4 can’t be used against Sather since they weren’t all that bad. Plus this trade would be great since Jokinen comes off the books at the end of the year and we have more cap space.

  77. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    catch you guys later, got some errands to run and cookies to bake! Maybe by the time I get back, Redden will have retired and Drury will have decided to become a Fransican monk!

  78. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    mako,
    Sather either doesn’t know how to sign UFA’s, doesn’t know how to assess player’s market value, is too impulsive and over-pays just to have those players, has a terrible scouting system, or trusts someone who doesn’t know what their doing when it comes to signing Free Agents. maybe all the above.

    But when Sather needs to make a trade, somehow he’s made magic happen.

  79. As much as I want this deal to happen, I have no problem with Kotalik doing what he is.

    Why have a no-trade clause and why include Calgary among the 3 teams if you’re going to accept a trade their anyway? This is all on Sather…if I were Kotalik I’d be doing the same thing.

  80. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    I just remembered that Kotalik asked for a trade a few weeks ago… guess what, you got it.

    Sather’s just trying to keep everyone happy.

  81. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Let’s see what happens tonight… last I read, McKenzie made a guess that Calgary (8th in west) needs the points against the Flyers tonight and they may pull the trigger after that. We’ll see.

  82. TrueFans – Kotalik said he didn’t ask for a trade. That was just some stupid rumor since he was scratched.

    NYRGuy – Burke has done plenty of BS crap in the past to get what he wants. He treats some of his players better, I’ll admit that, but there are plenty of GMs that don’t like him.

  83. Bert, Messier and Otto battled throughout their years in the Edmonton-Calgary wars. Messier went to Vancouver as a UFA, although it’s more than fair to say he was chased out, or made to feel he wasn’t wanted here. He would not stay where he wasn’t wanted.

    Harry, I don’t know what you’re saying, or if you’re saying it to me.

  84. All this talk about trades….did I miss the whole part about the actual game last night?

    I thought the team played much smarter defensively and committed few boneheaded DelZottos last night. They were finishing checks and chasing in the corners with a clear goal in mind.

    Maybe the ‘lanche had an off night, but they have been slumping lately (much like the NYR). In either case, the PK was excellent.

    The PP still sucks butt. Someone pls explain how we get a 5 on 3 and our 5 sit there like immobile pilons? How predictable is that? Also, whatever happened to the one-time pass in a 5 on 3? Quick changes of direction are how you throw the D off. But the NYR pass it around the perimiter in one direction incessantly and then when it gets to the end, they reverse direction. Pathetic.

    In any case, they needed a win. They got one. I thought Boyle was throwing his body around well. Even the D played alright.

    Jokinen…a former big name, now 31 and past his prime…he’ll fit in perfectly on Sather’s roster.

  85. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Kaberle has EARNED that NTC. He’s played well for many years in Leaf’s Blue. Sather was dumb giving AKK a NTC, doesn’t mean he deserves it. I sorta see your point, but I want AKK gone more than I care if his feelings are hurt will making the remaining $7million on a team he doesn’t fancy. The story’s not that sad.

  86. ThisYearsModel on

    Slats should have grabbed Peter Mueller before his 3 point game last night. I am sure that Maloney just increased the price.

  87. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Jonny,
    Kotalik has to say that. Heatley denied asking for a trade until the Senators put out overwhelming evidence that he had in fact asked for it. A player doesn’t want the fans to hate him and I would guess he said something in private that Sather ‘accidentally’ allowed leak out.

  88. The latest has Gaborik being included … with Dawes in return.

    Brilliant move. Let’s hope it goes through.

  89. Carp-re:Messier leaving to Vancouver. I always hold that against him but your point is valid in that he may have not felt wanted. Who can ever forget Dave Checketts saying,”how many times do we have to pay for the cup?” regarding signing Messier. Checketts then went on to give Patrick Ewing 19 or 20 mil a year and he never won anything.

    FIRE SATHER ! ! !!!

  90. Not only do I believe it, I’m praying that it goes through.

    Gaborik is bush-league … and Dawes is … well, Dawes … a superstar in the making … the second coming …

  91. Miami…there’s no way they would do that…

    I think if we add MDZ and get back a conditional 7th rounder, it could work.

  92. Steve Jobs said that we’re trading Gaborik and getting Jagr back in return …

    I read it on my iPad.

    If Jobs said it, it must be true.

  93. Where's Pavelich? on

    Jonny, I shld have phrased it Sather’s “since end of last year”…

    I dont mind RC on the team, but first line center?.. if he keeps up production at 500k, great..Dubi and Cally contracts shld have been done around the same time, imo..and understood: Gomez’ contract had to go and I tght Higgins would be good for 20+ goals..he will also be off the books, after the year, as well..

    point is, Sather’s high priced signings (healthy gabby aside), have offset the few good things he has done..he limits himself in trade situations with size/length of contracts and NTCs… I think Rene Bourque is untouchable on Calgary, but that’s the type of player they shld go for..

  94. Where's Pavelich? on

    Jonny, I shld have phrased it Sather’s “since end of last year”…

    I dont mind RC on the team, but first line center?.. if he keeps up production at 500k, great..Dubi and Cally contracts shld have been done around the same time, imo..and understood: Gomez’ contract had to go and I tght Higgins would be good for 20+ goals..he will also be off the books, after the year, as well..

    point is, Sather’s high priced signings (healthy gabby aside), have offset the few good things he has done..he limits himself in trade situations with size/length of contracts and NTCs… I think Rene Bourque is untouchable on Calgary, but that’s the type of player they shld go for..

  95. Wasnt Messier waiting in N.C. for them to re-sign hi & offer him a new deal? I could have sworn when all of that was going down – like some other players – he was waiting for management to offer him a new deal and it never happened.

  96. NYRGuy

    “You have to be an elite player to get one. ” Speaking of NTC’s
    Did you see this quote? LOL I had to read it again, Drury & Redden popped in my head. I read that line again and wondered “just because they make an ELITE players salary – doesnt make them elite LOL

  97. Mako, he was in Hilton Head, SC, waiting … but they made it very clear to him that he could only come back on their terms … in other words, an offer designed to have him turn it down. Sort of like the Steinbrenners did to Joe Torre. They showed him the door, and he was not going to stay where he wasn’t wanted. He cried like a baby for weeks after signing with Vancouver. It wasn’t the money.

  98. off topic … you know what makes me really proud as a sports fan today? That I don’t even know who won the Pro Bowl. I forgot that it was even played.

  99. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    “Late Saturday night, the Messiers phoned Neil Smith and asked the Rangers president whether it was true that the Rangers were offering two years for $10 million — the numbers the Rangers had leaked to the New York news media last week after they had been roundly criticized for their handling of the Messier negotiations.

    ”He said one year, $4.6 million,” Messier said.”

    Messier got 3 years for a total of $20mil from Van.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/29/sports/a-bad-feeling-chases-messier-out-of-new-york.html?pagewanted=1

  100. CLUTCH PIZZA ANYONE ??
    Page six: New York Rangers captain Chris Drury will become the latest celebrity restaurant owner. He and three friends, all of whom played together on a 1989 Little League World Series-winning team, plan to franchise the popular Stamford, Conn., pizzeria Colony Grill, reports the Stamford Advocate. The quartet will open the first branch in Fairfield. Colony has earned a following for its hot-oil pie, which is drizzled with jalapeño-infused oil.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/pizza_power_7fOsO0CfK1pwAdRYhWW2yO#ixzz0eJT6esyV

  101. Toe-Wicky-Frenchchops (gabby, just get 22 more!!) on

    so let me get this straight…half the people say the deal is on hold due to the flames wanting olli in the lineup tonight vs the flyers, the other half say it is kotalik that isn’t sure if he is going to waive the clause or not???

    which is it and is it going to happen??

  102. Messier wanted to get paid more than Gretzky because he was more important to the team than Gretzky was. I can’t blame him for that. Gretz was the best ever, but he wasn’t the best Ranger ever. Messier did a lot to earn what he should’ve made and Checketts tried to make him come back on his terms.

    True Fans – I honestly don’t think Kotalik or Heatley care what the fans think. Do they want to be booed? No, but when it comes to being traded or any contract related issues, the fans are the last thing on their minds.

    That is another thing that is pretty overrated, how much impact fans have on the game of hockey. From an intimidating home ice perspective, sure. In regards to a player signing or not signing a contract due to it, there is very little fan impact.

  103. Where's Pavelich? on

    The Captain shamelessy plugged the new restaurant between periods with Gianonne.. more enthusiam than anything I heard from him in the past…I can really see Messier doing that, esp during a one goal game.

  104. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    I think that hot-oil pie took a few seconds off Drury’s blue line to blue line sprint time.

    BTW. Drury was on the Game365 the other day and called his Team USA teammate from NJ, “Caprese.” I think he’s had too many concussions.

  105. Toe-Wicky-Frenchchops (gabby, just get 22 more!!) on

    anyone else see than phaneuf skated in leafs practice wearing #3 that exelby used to wear…wonder if he bought it or …………………….

  106. True Fans – at least Checketts wasn’t just throwing money around for no apparent reason. He made a decision, stood by it, and it ended up being terrible for both sides.

  107. That was a shameless plug for his restaurant, but Drury did play pretty hard last night, one of the few nights he’s done so here.

  108. Chris Drury’s pizza power

    This guy amazes me all the time, he played like a pizza the whole season and was selected to represent the US in the upcoming Olympics…

    Please dont underestimate the Americans, they are really the dark horse in the competition…

  109. Wicky – Exelby is wearing #7 now since White is gone.

    Also I don’t think anyone has any idea what is going on. This is what happens when you have a trade involving two of the dumbest GMs in the league.

  110. Where's Pavelich? on

    “Also I don’t think anyone has any idea what is going on. This is what happens when you have a trade involving two of the dumbest GMs in the league.” – YEP!

    Drury often plays hard, just not good.. he is Blair Betts with more ice time, slightly harder shot and MUCH larger bank account

  111. WICK

    His pencil is bathing inside of the cave of the Cuth.

    He can wear number 3, number 0, he can extend his numbers into the hundreds if he wanted to.

    Granted she is a puck bunny.

    I wonder if Cuth will request a 3-some with her former fugg-bud Komisarek.

    Interesting…

  112. Do the Rangers play MTL anytime soon? Cammalleri is out 6 – 8 weeks with MCL injury. LQ can finally breathe easy if they play each other in that time.

  113. Drury has heart. You can’t take that away from him. He isn’t vocal, but he cares. He just sucks, especially at 7 million.

    Orr – Elisha ain’t what she used to be. She was looking fine when she first got to NY, but that 2nd season she wasn’t looking so hot when she was at the Garden. She’s on sloppy 10th by now probably, so that might be why.

  114. There should be more outrage for Drury’s plugging his restaurant last night, especially since he rarely makes an appearance except to mumble a couple of dull, stone-faced cliches. And all of a sudden he’s joking and peppy after the first period? And the next day the restaurant info is in the newspaper? Hmmm. During back to back games, in the midst of a 5 game losing streak, the captain is planning a business promotion on tv and newspapers that is non-hockey related? Even Avery knows better than that.

  115. THE REAL MikeyNJ on

    That was a great well played game.

    Gabby was sick
    And JOhnson jsut proved he can and will be Hanks backup this year and next

    ONLY thing that made me sick was, like someone said above, Capt PIzze plugging his restaurant and showing more excitement for tha thtan he does about being the captian of the rangers

    pathetic.

    But hey I’ll take the iwn, and the well played game by the team.

  116. “They offered him as a joke “24””

    Hahaha, it literally took me 5 mins to get that, but i finally got it, and i love it !

    JONNY

    Yeah, i saw some pics of her recently, and she doesn’t look like her old self.

    She was a babe when Aves dated her. I guess Aves leaves some kind of sloppy poison when he gets dumped, cause it’s settling in and taking effect.

    She sure as sh*t is not Fox.

  117. CARP:

    “Miami, shouldn’t that be iRead it on my iPad?”

    – iStand corrected!

    “off topic … you know what makes me really proud as a sports fan today? That I don’t even know who won the Pro Bowl. I forgot that it was even played.”

    -Amen to that … the NFL “All-Star” game is BUSH-LEAGUE

  118. Im sorry, but i mentioned it last night, i was on the fence with that win. To be honest i prefer we tank the year, especially sice the Leafs may get better, and the Canes are playing good.

    We have a shot at a top 3 pick, probably not the 1st, but 2 or 3 is nothing to sneeze at.

    Im happy for Gabby, and Ocho, but i really don’t see any hope for this season, so id rather tank, and draft a solid piece of the future, so we have something to look forward to.

  119. Tanking the season only helps if, and only if, someone other than Sather is handling the subsequent rebuild. Otherwise, we’ll draft a few bums, trade away anything of value to sign big-money free agents to horribly long and overpriced contracts, and flounder between 6-10th seed for 3 years.

  120. The New York Rangers traded General Manager and President Glen Sather to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for general manager and executive Vice President Ken Holland !

  121. it is rather questionable timing to go on TV to plug a business venture between periods after five straight losses. No?

  122. Rick

    Yeah. Just as bad as Gomez laughing and joking around while the Rangers lost game after game last season. What’s wrong with these guys? LOL

  123. Hey Carp. Its about how good that Gaborik is. I got the inside scoop on the acquisition? Guess who got Sather directed on the way to go. It was his longtime buddy, Doug Risebough.
    By the way,are you still on this Mess stuff??

  124. Plugging the pizza joint kinda reminds me of this quote from last season:

    “That could be the point that gets us home-ice advantage,” Drury said. “I’m certainly not going to let it ruin my Christmas and I don’t think anyone here is going to let it ruin their break, either.”

  125. iLMAO at “business venture between periods”. I was honestly thinking he was upbeat because they were winning finally. What an iCaptain!

  126. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    How badly does Joe Michelletti want to be the Flamers Insider from Calgary Herald?

  127. Hey Brother I saw your picture on the net. You don’t want to scrap with me before hitting the gym.

  128. Doodie Machetto on

    I bet the only reason why Drury was included on Team USA is so that everyone can have pizza after practice.

  129. Doodie

    Even though his has “heart”, i dont think Drury is that generous…maybe free breadsticks and 20 oz soda… but whole pizza after practice… i dont think so!

  130. Notice that since Torts started coaching, more players have lost their confidence than gained it. Zherdev, Drury, Kotalik, Gomez, Staal, Girardi, even Lundqvist and Dubi at points. That should say something about Torts.

  131. Why does Aaron Voros still play in the NHL? Please, someone explain this to me. The guy would have a hard time making a D-1 college team, he’s awful.

  132. Probably because he’s one of the only guys on this team that will throw a hit, Brendan. Hence trying to trade for Prust who would be a big upgrade from Voros, as he won’t routinely take a beating, and can skate a regular shift.

  133. Sutter was in Dallas the other night apparently. So now rumors are spreading that he’s trading Jokinen to Dallas and in turn screwing the Rangers.

    Wouldn’t surprise me. Glen screwed Dallas with the whole Avery thing, so maybe this is them getting back at him?

  134. Some stuff on Brandon Prust from Wikipedia:

    NHL contract is for the league minimum.

    Missed 6 weeks of the 2005 season after breaking his jaw in a fight with Brad Staubitz of the Ottawa 67’s.

    Missed 8 weeks of the 2009 season after breaking his jaw, by being elbowed by Cam Janssen of the St. Louis Blues.

    On March 4, 2009, he was traded along with Matthew Lombardi and a 1st round draft pick to the Phoenix Coyotes for Olli Jokinen.

    On June 27, 2009, he was traded back to Calgary for Jim Vandermeer.

  135. Hey babes -you have your thinking cap on. Now I have a question for you . Antropov and Morris. What did that do. Well it got the Rangers into the Playoffs. What did the exchange of Torts for Renney do. Same answer it got them into the playoffs. Some shrewd GM you are!
    Capisce??>??

  136. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    holy carp are the kids home from school this week????

    CW, you are on fire with your one liners thins afternoon!

  137. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    *this for the grammar/typo police

  138. Doodie Machetto on

    rcm, those moves weren’t good moves. Getting into the playoffs? Big deal. Nice first round exit. I would have rather have had a better draft pick. Also, I would have rather had the 2nd round pick they sent away for Antropov. As for the Morris trade, Prucha and Dawes both have more goals than pretty much every single player on our team, so I guess that rental deal was really worth it.

    Are you really trying to defend Glen Sather?

  139. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    i dont know which is my fave cw comment so far
    the really bland pizza, the $14 a slice, or the NO GOMEZ

  140. So when will Sather wave his wand and make PUDDIN’ disappear? Im hoping there is a trade in the works for him too….

  141. Doodie Machetto on

    “Glen screwed Dallas with the whole Avery thing, so maybe this is them getting back at him?”

    How did he screw Dallas? He did them a favor by taking him away. They were working together on that.

  142. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    lmao Mako, he needs a SPOON for that!

  143. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    Doodie, wouldnt that be ‘collusion”? ;-)

  144. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    lmao @ wont deliver! kinda like the captain himself eh

  145. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    its probably decorated with memorabilia from their halcyon LLWS days! His jersey and dirty pants are in a plexiglass surrounded locker, with his lil junior mouthguard!

  146. Drury’s pizza place will get you your delivery order in 30 mins or less or you get a free mouthguard.

  147. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    mouthguard with everything

  148. Johnny D and True RWB like that Sathers good on making trades and bad with UFA that’s like saying the player has a rocket for a shot but he never hits the net. What’s the point if you can’t comprehend the total package on how to build a team including how pieces play together and the CAP what’s the point? Now Torts also is making the players slump? No it lack of f’ing talent(LOFT) and lack of heart that comes from the cancer we call Dolan/Sather

  149. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    the garlic bread looks like baseball bats, the cheesey bread like hockey sticks

  150. Staal wart. u gotta make sure to clutcharize everything. lol
    clutch pizza clutcheroni, clutchrooms and clutchovies

  151. The thing I find amusing about this trade thing is, the writers are all saying that Kotalik was in Tort’s dog house, and he was. The thing is though, Kotalik took a while to get Torts upset, it likely take Jokenin a week. I may be wrong but I can’t see him being much of a Torts type player.

  152. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    ilb, i dont want to waste good seagrams or good vodka coming outta my nose if he walks in!

    UNLESS he is wearing an ultra clutch paper beanie with a mouthguard spinner on the top

  153. “UNLESS he is wearing an ultra clutch paper beanie with a mouthguard spinner on the top”

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!

  154. A three-team trade clause is all you need with the Rangers: Coyotes, Blues, and Oilers. I’m surprised he picked a different one in the Flames!

  155. Doodie Machetto on

    I would get a “Sather admits he is a bad GM clause,” whereby, if Sather traded me, he would have to call a press conference and admit he made a mistake and that he is a bad GM.

    I would never get traded, ever.

  156. Who cares if Olie winds up in Torts doghouse the idea is to dump future $ and this trade does that. Plus to add Prust is alright by me, plus I have been getting dizzy watching Higgins skate here skate there skate everywhere with no rhyme or reason. Dump Olie at the trade deadline or send him packing at the end of this stellar year.

  157. Doodie Machetto on

    Even drop the bad GM part. Just the mistake alone. He would never do it.

    I would also add a no cigar/golf clause, whereby if he has a cigar or plays golf, I get a 2 million bonus.

    Man, I would have all sorts of fun clauses in my contract, even at the cost of my salary

  158. Speaking of the Gomez trade, Sather may have tried to include Gilroy in the trade with the Flames because of the acquisitions of Ryan McDonagh and Nigel Williams over the summer.

  159. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    lmao! i want doodie to be my agent!

  160. Spiderpig – It’s been confirmed by multiple journalists (Brooks, Gross, and TSN) that Gilroy was never a part of this trade at any point.

  161. Doodie Machetto on

    A talk to the media clause, whereby if he doesn’t speak with the NY media at least once a month, and more times overall than the Canadian media, I get an extra million.

  162. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    from now on, having your head up your ass will be called Sather Syndrome

  163. Hockeymon – completely agree with you about Jokinen and Torts. Can’t really see the two of them hitting it off…

  164. Can I get a “mouth-guard roll” and “extra clutch pepperoni” slice… and can I also get “won’t ruin my holiday” punch with that? Thnx!

  165. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    how about the drop dead clause, where you take over the team Doodie??

  166. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! 7.7!! doodie and cw in a steel cage match for funniest posts of the day!

  167. A little conspiracy theory…

    Now if you think aboot it… Drury’s ruining of the Rangers began with that 7.7 second goal…and then he signs the big contract that we cannot get rid of and suddenly he is on downward of his career in NY… coincidence OR…?

  168. Doodie – He kind of did screw Dallas because they are on the hook for half of his salary. There fault, but they probably are a little pissed that Avery is having some success in NY.

    hedberg – we’re not saying he’s a great GM, because he’s not, but he does make some solid trades. Also I’m not saying Torts is the one making the team slump, I’m just saying it seems as if under him, most players we’ve had have had a huge drop in confidence. It happened in Tampa as well when he was on the way out so it has to be something with the way he coaches.

  169. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    sorry, power surge then big ass explosion on the Arsenal… aaah the joys of Huntsville!

  170. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    they aren’t pissed, they hate him there and looked for any excuse to get rid of him.

  171. Aahhhh, Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Used to travel and work there when I worked for GAC; was home away from home for a while since I was going there so frequently…

  172. Thank you Carp, for saying you coudlnt believe people were getting down on gaborik during his slump, as i was saying last week also. That was a joke, this guy is unbelievable but hes human, everyone goes into slumps

  173. Jonny D – the players are probably tired of being yelled at by Torts. That only works for a short time…

  174. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    LI,they’ve been testing stuff for about two weeks now. Big freakin explosions…some of them actually shake the apartment,and we’re about 5 miles away from the closest gate entrance. The testing is done further back, as you well know, but daaaaaaaamn this stuff is LOUD!!!

  175. Downsized to what? Unless he’s traded his salary is still against the cap. He’s played 36 out of 56 games.

  176. Brashear can be jetisoned out of NY at that point. Do not pass ‘Go’ do not collect $200…

  177. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    wow they want callahan instead!!!!!!! A GIANT AUGER YOU to the calgary flames!!!!!!!!!!

  178. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    AGrossRecord If #Flames are holding out for Callahan instead of Higgins to go with Kotalik for Jokinen, #NYRangers can’t run away quickly enough.
    4 minutes ago from web

    lmao@
    YOU ARE POSTING TOO QUICKLY SLOW DOWN!!!

  179. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    mako, start up my bail fund!

  180. Any talk of including Callahan should immediately cause Satherpuss to say thanks but no thanks…

  181. He is saying IF, but it has already been determined that Callahan and Gilroy were not mentioned in part of this deal. Don’t worry, I don’t think Glenn is that stupid. But hey, you never know. The only way I see Dubi or Cally going anywhere, it would be for Kovy.

  182. If Sather included Cally in any deal with the Flames for Jokinen, I will probably go ape sh** and insist this Fire Sather rally occur each and every day outside of MSG regardless of them playing.

  183. The players are tired of Torts yelling and in the end @ TB he had this problem. Are you kidding me? If you guys were coahing this team, watch your only 2 players get run evry night and mugged in public, you would pat them on the head? Milk and cookies maybe, the team not performing is LOFT. Torts ain’t perfect but who’s out there that’s going to turn this bunch around. I am so sick of the merry go round of players coach then tough guy the do it all over again. The guy won a Cup and he know the game but doesn’t have the horses. BTW Sather trades in Edm. aren’t all world, classless with no return for Leetch. Prucha,Dawes,Korp,Tytuin all with little return.SatherDolan are the problem. No excuses

  184. Linda – I actually miss going to Huntsville; I liked it there. Kind of sorry I didn’t move there when I had the opportunity.

  185. Anaheim waived Boynton….come on, now is the time to send Redden down and pick up Boynton, get that crease clearing D-Man

  186. Linda only sather would trade a guy with a NTC to a team on his no trade list! on

    LI, last year at like 11 pm, there was this incredibly gigantic explosion there. they usually stop testing after 9. Well, freakin car alarms are going off… people are calling the cops. this is what happened:

    A spokesperson from Redstone Arsenal now says the sound was a result of routine testing at the facility. Workers were performing what is called a slow cook off test, which helps them to determine if rocket motors are safe for soldiers to use in the field. Arsenal officials say they started the test on Tuesday, during which time a motor was placed in an oven. The heat increased until the motor exploded.

    LMAO, at freakin 11 at night! scared the sather outta me

  187. I would love if we got Kovy…but I’m not ready to give up Callahan without getting some hard working player back. If Cally goes along with whatever young players we give up, who can we count on to actually show up every night?

    Now, I’m not saying I wouldn’t deal Cally to get Kovy…but I think that could become a huge problem. Cally is young, getting better, and could be the leader of this team for years to come. I’d rather deal Dubi…I don’t even like him lol

  188. I think Dubi will be good, but personally I think he’s a punk and if he wasn’t a Ranger I would probably hate him

  189. Boynton sucks, but I guess he can’t hurt with how terrible this team is. I honestly don’t care what happens anymore. its sad. Our team is a joke and has really become the laughing stock of the league. First class organization to first class joke.

  190. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    herrrro my name id Don, hows can i helps you

  191. Jonny, he’s a UFA after the year and maybe his toughness can be instilled on some of the others for half a year

  192. If Sather trades Cally I will hunt him down and smack him with a rubber chicken, then throw a constant stream of mouthguards at his unconscious body.

  193. hedberg you really need to relax and learn to read. You keep making your own assumptions up out of what we say. The team isn’t good, we know that, but they are much worse than they have been all year. Torts has to be blamed for some of that. They had confidence until he said they needed to sit back more defensively and started criticizing everything on tape. I think he’s a good coach, but I think he’s also a bit overly critical of certain players instead of just letting guys play.

  194. I don’t want to trade Cally only because of his heart and soul style. We need that. He’s a 3rd line winger on any other decent team in the NHL, but we need him to inject energy into the team. It’s sad that a 3rd line winger is untradable like that, but its true.

    NYRGuy – thanks, I didn’t look at his cap hit or anything, but if he’s a UFA then I’m all for it.

  195. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    SCX, you’ll have to wait til i’m done with him. You can have the remains,and whatevers is left is for the vultures and buzzards

  196. Just catching up … you guys are hilarious. My fave was cw’s trade of Gomez for No Gomez.

    Too bad they can’t trade Drury, Redden, Rozsival and Brashear for No Drury, No Redden, No Rozsival and No Brashear.

    I’m going to be incommunicado all night at hoops. sorry. I’ll try to catch up again later. I don’t think anything is imminent.

  197. Hooray 4 the Chiefs! on

    I’ll take a large with clutcheroni, clutchsage and clutchrooms; no clutchchovies.

  198. Cally is going nowhere and you all know it. Especially for rentals. Don’t panic. Even Sutter knows it’s not going to work. No way.

  199. Where's Pavelich? on

    I heard, not confirmed, that Kotalik’s limited NTC, named three teams that he could NOT be traded to.. Calgary was one of those three teams..is this right?

  200. Johnny i’m relaxed just looking for the facts in your statements. Who excatly has Torts been too tough on your boy Rosi because you said he’s a real nice guy? The only 2 that I have see him being tough on is Kotalik and Redden you think that’s unjustified? Tough on Higgins giving him pp time. He sat Dubi a little sat MDZ a little too bad it’s a learning curve. Played the hell out of Hank but what is he supposed to do. Tough on Vally and the he stunk it up in the minors. All i’m saying is Torts is waaaay down the line for this debactle, and I don’t hear a replacement to work with this bunch hun?

  201. Kotalik, Higgins, Callahan for Jokinen, Prust, and Calgary’s 2010 first-round pick…would you do it?

  202. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    clutchkin parm hehehe
    i wonder if he’ll have clutchppoles!

  203. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    i think it was calgary, edmonton and dallas Pavelich

  204. Adam…no…because what’s the point of doing that when you have a star player and a goalie that are ready to win now…that’s not worth it, Calgary’s pick will be at the end of the 1st

  205. What Cally lacks in talent, he makes it up in hard work and guts. He may be a third line guy, but I doubt there are many teams out there who wouldn’t love to have him. Duby on the other hand has more talent than Cally, but if he was half as good as he thinks he is he would still better than he is now. Duby still has a lot ot learn, and when he stops tripping over his ego he will become a good player. Thats the thing with Callahan, he goes about his business, works hard every shift, and gets results. Thats why in my opinion, he is on the olympic team

  206. Ugghh this is almost as bad as when the Rangers almost got Ziggy Palffy for Todd Harvey and a bag of pucks.

    If it’s true they want Cally then nix it. He’s too valuable.

  207. Where’s Pavelich?
    February 1st, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    I heard, not confirmed, that Kotalik’s limited NTC, named three teams that he could NOT be traded to.. Calgary was one of those three teams..is this right?

    Welcome to earth, my friend :)))

  208. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    food having a no movement clause…wow, double up on the fiber kids!

  209. Shor- oh, yes you can. It looks a bit different than the original, bu it’s a refund nonetheless.

  210. If Sather trades Cally for a rental, you might actually see the MSG walkout during the game that so many of us have talked about.

  211. Torts wrecking confidence of Nicky Z. he was so good and not a headcase he turned down multiple NHL offers. Drury confidence is down because of Torts, he was burning it up for Renney and now Torts is ruining Hanks confidence as of late probably got him sick as well. So much for the King going 10 straight with less than 2 goals again. you crack me up Johnny D thanks I needed that to relax.

  212. Where's Pavelich? on

    point is Slats destination was one of those three teams..a negotiated point in his contract.. that is worth something to Kotalik (i.e. more $$ to go).. of course he delayed the process.. where did u find out the three teams, stfraw??

  213. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    This just keeps getting better and better!!!!!!!

    Shaking my head, gonna wind up with whiplash again and I”m not even at a Metallica concert! Torts the diabolical!!

  214. If it’s true and Kotalik isn’t willing to go to Calgary, then his salary is off the books anyway. If this trade doesn’t happen, he will spend the next 2+ years very close to Drury’s new pizza place in CT. And if he wants to go to KHL, Sather will make sure that he loans him to Russian team situated in city with average temperature at least 10 degrees lower than in Calgary.

  215. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    ilb, it doesnt even make hockey sense!! we’re gonna start issuing pencils and tests, and you gotta have the test graded!

  216. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    Torts is in his lab right now, concocting he next pestilence!

    aaaaaaw mama coachie hurt my feewings!

  217. hedberg – as overrated and terrible as I think Drury has been throughout his whole career, you don’t go from putting up about 50 points to being on pace for half that in one year. The only player who is anywhere close to reaching his average numbers is Gaborik. They started out of the gates scoring tons of goals and everyone was talking about how things were solved, then Torts made a slight adjustment and got critical on the defensive side of the puck and everyone went downhill after that.

    Also once again, you are taking something I’ve said and throwing your own spin to it. I didn’t say Torts is the problem or the biggest problem. I said he hasn’t helped it. He’s a great coach and we need better players, but he has had a part in a lot of the things the team either has done wrong or hasn’t done at all (i.e. Girardi fearing a penalty when stepping in for Gaborik).

  218. CCCP

    Conspiracy #2

    Coach John Tortorella twirled his mustache and thought ” How Im going to ruin my franchise goalies confidence?” A light bulb appears and he says “EURIKA!!! I will give him a VIRUS! Thus thwarting his rock solid play for the past 12 games.”

    Believe it …… or NOT!

  219. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    well jeesh mako,he gave Voros twitter a virus

  220. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    DarrenDreger Flames-Rangers trade very much alive. Could be finalized following Calgary’s game with the Flyers. Keep informed. http://www.tsn.ca

  221. I still don’t get why Calgary is doing this…Jokinen must really be messin up that locker room or they have a Kovy deal in place and this must be necessary for it

  222. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    this is from TSN.ca

    Although clearly stalled, it’s believed the trade between the Calgary Flames and New York Rangers remains on the table and is inching towards conclusion.

    TSN reported Sunday night the Flames were closing in on a deal, sending Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust to New York in exchange for Ales Kotalik and Chris Higgins.

    Additional reports suggested Kotalik may be blocking the deal contractually with a no-trade clause, however all indications are he is willing to accept the move.

    This trade could be finalized following tonight’s Flames-Flyers game in Calgary.

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

    no mention of Cally

  223. Step 1 – Jokinenen – a rental to get to the playoffs. Remember Carp,we are dealing with a business.

    Step 2 – Kovachuk will be a rental -they will have money available to deal with him after July 1st.

  224. Johnny D you say only Gabby will reach his avg #’s. Wrong again Hank will be right at his gaa. Rosi is having the season he always has. Vinny will be there to. MDZ-Gilroy-Artie-Christianson-Lisin you can’t say what’s normal. Boyle will be where is always will be. How pathetic it’s loft and its the guys fault who bought the grocieries. Spare the cook

  225. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    lol laurel, better luck next time!! did you have fun?

  226. Linda, if cally got traded, any unemployement problems u had would be solved. people would be paying u big bucks to “take out” slither sather and rollin dolan

  227. czechthemout!!! on

    Hedberg-

    JohnnyD is a Tom Renney lover who is still pisse off that his “great coach” Tom Thumb Renney was fired. After all, he is doing such a great job as the associate coach for the ahmmm LAST PLACE OILERS!!! Johnny will get on here and slam me now and say that Pat Quinn is the coach there and Renney is but an ASSistant. Of course he will ignore the fact that Quinn is a walking zombie who may not even know wich city he is in and that the greta Hyena is really the guy pulling the strings there. But thats’s ok. It’s all Torts’ fault.

  228. onecupin69yearsandcounting on

    Any ranger fans considering buying a ranger jersey should consider using velcro numbers and letter so you don’t waste your hard earned cash

  229. paulieplatypus on

    Wonder if Prust will fight Carcillo tonight and after he slapps him silly… Tell him that one’s for Gaborik? q

  230. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    lmao Mako, i think Torts would be the cook, and sather the guy who bought the groceries. Unfortunately, he forgot the ring dings and punch!

  231. czechthemout I honestly didn’t know Johnny D was a Renney lover. I just thought he really didn’t have a clue about Torts/Sather/Messier or hockey in general. lol

  232. Ryan in Saratoga on

    Dreger is going to be on VS during the intermission of Buffalo vs. Pitt. Maybe we’ll hear something from him.

  233. Sather Is A Genius on

    Too bad Calgary is holding up the trade. Someone must have gotten to their GM and asked him what he was smoking in order to go for Kotalik and Higgins.

  234. How fun is it to be a Rangers fan!? i don’t think any other fan base have as much ball as we do!

    LET’S GO RANGERS! :P

  235. LMAO, guys. So they told Jokinen: you’re traded, but we need a couple of points tonight. You need to go out and work your gluteus off. Make sure you don’t get injured either. In the meantime tell mrs Oli to pack the stuff and the kids up, you are going to NY right after. Do you really believe this BS?

  236. jonny d is a renny lover?? u guys are freakin idiots. because he said some truth about torts, u dont like it and call him a renny lover??? wow. . cant beleive that tom renny is still being brought up.

  237. czechthemout!!! on

    Hedberg–

    He doesn’t know much about hockey either but he is a Rangers fan and is learning so we salute him and respect his opinion but take most of what he says with a grain of salt.

  238. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    Mike, Renney will ALWAYS be brought up. he coached here longer than some of the players we bring up.

  239. Rangers are not trading Staal unless they manage to get Iginla back…and we all know that isnt happening…

  240. any one not willing to trade Cally for Kovi (so long as he signs an extension for at least 5 years) is absolutely nuts. Now I would not trade for Kovy at all just to rent – unless they want Redden

  241. I heard him, Mako. The talks are still on. Why, is beyond my comprehension. If they want Mark Staal, it will never happen. Nor it should.

  242. Ryan in Saratoga on

    I think he said Calgary had brought a “stall” into the trade which was why it hadn’t gone anywhere. I thought he said “Staal” at first too haha.

  243. Sutter must’ve retrieved the incriminating photos that Sather had of him and a Cabano boy. This deal will fall through.

  244. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    can we get off the Kovalchuk stuff. He is NOT coming here, as a rental or anything else other than a visitor.

  245. czechthemout!!! on

    gwg IA-

    He is a Renney lover. And what truths has he told about Torts?

    Do you believe that Kotlik has not deserved the treatment he’s gotten from Tort’s

    Do you believe that Redden has not desrved the same type of treatment?

    I will grant you that Blowzy has gotten a bit of break with Torts for his abysmal play, but I think that’s because Sather needs to keep his trade value alive.

    And I think that being banished to the fourth line for a guy who is the captain and the second most paid player on the team is embarrising enough. Not to mention the fact that there is no one right now in Hartford that can take Drury’s place. But just to make it clear, I simply abhore Drury. I think he is stealing money from this team for his play.

  246. Sutter, I’m afraid has been hanging out on RR. So now he knows the truth. Can you handle the truth?

  247. some people value a guy with work ethic like cally who is good for 35-40 points and every team loves those guys, but for a superstar like kovy? cmon, you know we never draft any of them, we gotta trade for ’em. and guys, czech and hedberg, im not callin u guys idiots, i take that back. everyones entitled to their opinion, but jonny is right about mishandling to a point of certain players. drury shouldve been benched at least a few times already but hasnt been. thats torts showing hes not really in charge of the team. sather calls the shots with who sits and who doesnt. so im not blaming torts, but it makes him look bad.

  248. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    czech, i’m not a drury fan, but he didnt exactly hold a gun to sathers head for that money. Yes, he absolutely does NOT deserve all that money every year. Hell if he got 8 million for the LIFE of the contract that would not have been so bad.

  249. I can’t believe it myself, quite honestly!

    I’m thinking I’d better not make an emotional comment. I’ll just sit down and think it through and do what’s appropriate.

  250. Sather Is A Genius on

    Worshiping at the alter of Sutter right now…pulls the bait and switch at the last second…let’s see what part of the Ranger’s future Slats gives up or if he holds firm.

  251. ok so czech then we actually agree to a point. no argument there. my bad that was uncalled for what i said. im dealing with soem stress right now. that was screwed up. my bad

  252. the way i see it, should the trade go through – hopefully – its as good as it could get. nobody expected any return for kotalik and that contract – higgens is a new yorker who grew up idolizing the habs – good riddence!

  253. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    Mike, for torts to have been emphasizing the accountability aspect at the start of camp, and for sather to possible be pulling the lineup card strings, he, in effect has thrown Torts under the bus because it makes Torts look like a liar. But other than drury, Girardi should’ve had his ass planted for a few games. And I’ve been saying for 2 weeks that MDZ needs to sit a game or two just to clear his head and see the game from up top. And that is NOT a punishment for MDZ, it SHOULD be for Girardi.

  254. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head February 1st, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    lmao Mako, i think Torts would be the cook, and sather the guy who bought the groceries. Unfortunately, he forgot the ring dings and punch!

    —-

    LOL, this was the funniest thing i’ve read, skimming through some odd 400 comments…

    As far as Kovalchuk, until we get rid of Drury’s contract, we really have ZERO wiggle room, obviously Redden / Rozy can be sent to Europe or Hartford, but Dru can’t…

  255. Sather Is A Genius on

    GWG – Cally came up as a scorer. How he turned into a low-scoring grinder is beyond me. He just needs to go to the net and stay there.

  256. czechthemout!!! on

    I agree about Drury. But still, I can’t stand the man and his so called leadership qualities. Where are they?

  257. i was sure Souray was the issue when he broke his hand fighting iginla. i would take souray for rozi right now broken hand and all. problem is i just got a call from the wolfpack, and i have been asked to play right defense this week. boy they are all injured down there. can’t even grab a d-man from the pack right now.

  258. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    drurys leadership qualities can now be found in his plexiglassed LLWS locker at his pizza place!! His staff is very clutch at getting you your pizza in, as doodie said 7.7 slices!!

    Cally has been saddled for a good part of the year with Stoner and Captain MACT, hence his low numbers.

  259. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    lmao Paul, i was thinking Souray with broken hand is better than both the R2 boys fully healthy!!

    Grabby muah! love ya bro! Hope everythings ok, you seem kinda tense!

  260. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    baby blue friggin uniforms! next they’ll break out the pink!

  261. Hahaha

    Im glad i wasn’t the only one that got fooled when he said “Stall”

    I jumped out of my bed, and screamed, and had to rewind it 2 times to figure it out. Lol

    Get it done !

    I hope Prust punches Carcillo so hard, he causes him to bite his tongue in half.

  262. Sather Is A Genius on

    Can’t imagine the “quiet leader” calling out his teammates or trashing the locker room when they need to be motivated. I guess the Rangers are supposed to be inspired by his concussion-induced glare.

  263. I tell ya…. If Cally was 6’1″, 6’2″ he really would be a force to be reckoned with. He does quite well for his stature now.

    Hot Dog Lips just scored.

  264. I swear I heard Beninati use the term “first period” earlier. Does anyone know what he is talking about? Is he sick?

  265. damnit. hate the pens. they will get to ot now. hey cccp, this is one of those posts that is”one of those… just wanna say somethin posts”. i hate me!!!

  266. Carp’s gonna go crazy when he sees the numbers for tonight haha

    I think deep down he is praying for the Rangers to deal Hank, MDZ and Cally to Calgary for Jokinen, Prust and Dawes LOL

  267. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    I guess the Rangers are supposed to be inspired by his concussion-induced glare.

    ********************************************
    That my friends, is the line of the thread! good job!!

    mike, i thought i was sick and twisted but THAT is just hilarious!

  268. czechthemout!!! on

    gwg- no sweat man, no offense taken. By the way, I also cannot stand Girardi. After the Flyers game he is dead to me. I also think his lack of action that game is part of the reason that the team went on to lose the next four games. I say all this as a former fan of his. Never did I think he was such a gutless coward!

    As for Dreger, at this point he knows about as much as anyone else not named Sather or Sutter.

  269. Hey All,

    Papa Jaws just just called me and wanted me to ask you all how would you feel if Crosby became a Ranger? And no I dont want to know about any scenarios about cap space, but as true Rangers fans… emotionally how would you feel if Crosby became a NY Ranger? He was curious.

  270. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    lmao!!!! if that ever happened, that’d be at least a 2000 post thread!!! and we’d have to pray noone offs themselves.

  271. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    wow mako, that is one of those morally encompassing questions!!!!

  272. MAKO

    I’d be pissed…I don’t want people associating a crybaby with the Rangers

    And I don’t want to end up winning a Cup because the refs gave it to us

    I honestly wouldn’t like Crosby coming here even though it would greatly improve our chances to win a cup…maybe down the road if he matures and is actually likeable, but not now

  273. Sather Is A Genius on

    Couldn’t hate him any less than I hate that other Pennsylvania transplant – Eric Lindros.

  274. LMAO Thank you all ladies and gents for your honest answers! Papa Jaws isnt to tech savvy but he always asks me about you guys and what you think about certain things. Thought he would rile you up with that one LOL Thanks again! Great answers by the way. Im glad we all feel the same way about him.

  275. did u guys see that shift befor pitts scored? they were loafin around like they were stanley cup winners and then come right up ice with redden speed and just flip teh puck in past miller like he was valley!!

  276. Dreger on again between periods. This time, I’ll actually pay attention to the words that come out of his mouth LOL

  277. And he just said “5:28 to go in period two”. What the hell does that mean?

    I need to know how many ticks remain in the second stanza before we head down to Bill, Keith and Brian at HockeyCentral for the Verizon Wireless Intermission Report right here on the NHL on Versus. Is that too hard?

  278. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    I’m still thinking about it Mako. From a talent standpoint, it would be incredible. But there are just too many bad feelings towards ole hot dog lips! You cannot deny his skill and talent, but all the whining that he did, even if he HAS matured, I still cant get past. That and the way he’s forced down everyones throat. I respect the talent,not the individual.

  279. I turn on the game for a freakin 3 minutes and Crosby gets a hat trick…I’m not watching this crap with all the hats…stupid piece of carp…what a freakin loser

  280. I’ve got $10 dollars for Haiti if this trade goes though as originally reported (figure some good karma needed)

  281. To answer that question, I would not like Crosby on this team. I’d much rather have OV and you know he’d become an instant cult hero in New York (even though he got to be pretty damn annoying during the playoffs last year).

  282. NYRGuy

    LMAO me too.

    ilb – Papa Jaws cant stand him LOL Thinks he’s a great talent but “its wasted on an arrogant little s*it”

  283. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    lmao @ ilb!!

    papa jaws gets a 10 minute misconduct for putting into motion the hot dog lips hat trick!!

  284. Mike

    Because he didnt want to play for the Pens anymore because of Hlinka. He wanted to come to NY but they screwed him and send him to Washington.

  285. Man, Sid, and AO, I’d take either of em in a heartbeat… better leaders than our current captain… Plus they make 2 million more than Drury, and they actually live up to it.

  286. I remember Gaborik score 5 on us a few years back. I hated him, but he was classy even then. I wanted him on this team.

  287. hey orr, wherever u are, i got a ps3 last week. got nhl 10 and assasins creed 2. i havent even opened the nhl yet though. im dreading starting all over again with the gm mode. its cool but it takes damn near forever to set up

  288. ok mako. i couldnt remember why they booed him but i guess wed be the same way if say drury wanted to be traded. i know salty would have somethin to say about that!!

  289. “Why do Pens fans boo Jagr?”

    Because they’re idiots.


    Exactly. It’s like booing Leetch in MSG.

  290. shory- i dont have online yet. i’ll get it this week sometime. i’ll let you guys all know so u can beat the crap outta me. i still miss teh 360 controller. ps3 one just seems wonky

  291. Shor

    That’s another good reason. LOL

    Mike
    Im pretty sure that’s when Lemieux came back from his treatment or retirement I forget which one. There was friction between the two of them because Jagr was the Captain at the time and I guess the fans thought he should have given the “C” up. If I can remember it the right way….

  292. # GWG in IA February 1st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    ok mako. i couldnt remember why they booed him but i guess wed be the same way if say drury wanted to be traded. i know salty would have somethin to say about that!!

    ————

    We boo Redden, We boo Rozy, why the hell don’t we boo Drury? He’s just as bad…

  293. GWG…you need to get Uncharted 2…unbelievable game.

    This trade is so lopsided that Calgary wouldn’t even accept in NHL10…I had to throw in Nigel Williams…with that said, it better go through or else I made that trade for nothing and I’m stuck with Olli…they get pissed if you trade guys after just acquiring them, nobody will sign with u lol

  294. well peppy lemieux shouldve told the dumbass fans that jagr was the man and that you should never ever tell jagr to give up his c!!! ow if it was drury, then id have to kill lemieux so the fans wouldnt boo dru!!

  295. will do nyrguy. i am on a vieogame binge after not playing for about 6 months. i feel like a virgin with my new sleek,sexy ps3 just enticing me in stick that disc in her slot

  296. Guys, leave Dru alone – he’s got “only” one more year left on $8M per!!! A season after he’ll earn “only” $5M :))) hah!

  297. its kinda funny how we win a good hard fought game last night, johnson gets his first nhl win, gabby gets his first ranger hat trick, while getting his scoring touch back, staal and girardi have damn good games, even rozy and all we care about is trades!! we just want higgy and kots gone that bad!! damn. well, its expected cuz it would b sweet to get rid of those 2.

    what??the games not over?? holy hell i thought the game was over

  298. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    green aviation…. does that boil down to making new space shuttles out of bamboo and leaves???????? sheesh

  299. thats gotta suck for huggys though if kots keeps staal-ing and hes gotta play tommorow. most likely his last game as a ranger. when he got here it was like a hallmark moment, familys here and then to make it worse, he goes and says on letterman”for good luck, i lick the puck”!! u dont lick it!! u caress it!! no wonder u dont score. pucks dont just liek to be licked, they like foreplay

  300. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    LMFAO!!!!!!!! u dont lick it, you caress it!!!!!!

    wow, I’ll donate my old red velvet couch for that!!

  301. orr- most hockey players have wierd dorky faces bro. especially now with all the cross species breeding in other countries. look at guys like jokinen, tyler kennedy, crosby,malkin,ovie,phaneuf. all or most are some fugly sams of batches

  302. Red velvet couch eh Linda? “Kniiiiiiiiiiights in whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiite satiiiiiiiiiiiiiin”

    or BOOM CHIKA WOW WOOOOOOOOOOOW

  303. linda- im having the no sleep for days kinda goofy feeling goin on. its euphoric in a way. like i dont care what i say on here, and im not drunk. i havent drank since that game we watched on h streams and then carp came on and said holy hell u guys were all jacked up. thats what spawned 909’s rap career

  304. Hey Carp,

    Is there any financial or professional upside for you to the traffic on this site or to its popularity? If we bombard this place even more than we do, would they be forced to compensate you for it?

  305. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    ilb, i put that whole post onthe JIBBERISH discussion topic, it was that damned good!

  306. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    grabby, THAT night should go down in the annals of Bonehead LORE!! that was freakin hilarious!!

    Chris, Carp does not get paid to do this.

  307. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    lmao @ Makos moody blues!!!

    Shor, hopefully that nad does not dilute the gene pool any further!

  308. Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike hit up with the Eurphoria, like like like like like he spawn from the streets of astoria. never trade the white and blue for the white and oranja. Mike be jacked up,disagree with the guy from IA and you get smacked up
    black out, take em down, new ga-ga-gangsta in town. When Mike walks in, sssh. don’t wanna hear a sound, so just man up and turn back the hell around

  309. Toe-Wicky-Frenchchops (gabby, just get 22 more!!) on

    he mako, who is gatti’ sguppies i the league or do I even have to ask?

  310. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    909 i just made a discussion topic for your raps, and thats the first entry. we gotta find all the other ones and put them on there!

  311. no i havent been on fb since that day i signed up like 2 weeks ago. i’ll get on tehre tommorow and add u. k. i am probably gonna go to bed in a few. i havent been sleepn and im kinda sick. i think torts emailed me a stomach virus

  312. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    Mako, get yo’ mind outta sathers guttah!!

  313. Toe-Wicky-Frenchchops (gabby, just get 22 more!!) on

    that’s what i figured, thanks mako!

    cwgatti
    approve my trade wnker!!

    thank you and good night!

  314. Doodie Machetto on

    I’m gonna give fantasy hockey a try next year. Anyone have a spot in their league?

  315. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    hell 909 if i could find the BIRTH of FANKIST, i can find your raps!!! it may take several days, but I’ll get em up there!!

  316. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    man i thought my eyes were gonna fall outta my head that day!! we have to take care of that business venture Mako!!

  317. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    ok, so its gonna be weird at bonehead fest, calling all who show up by their real names, so I’m telling all of you now, I’M NOT DOING IT!!!!

  318. none of u ever approved any of my trades!!! i got to see every team get better after that firsale and as soon as that happened, i lose for the first time in months!! its ok though cuz im gm’in like slatipuss and stockpiling 3rd liners like crazy. i picked up stillman,perron,jokinen(u-see) gagner, hells yea.

  319. wicky doesn't wear a face shield and wants gabby to break jagr's record! on

    doodie
    next season i’ll get my espn league going again and feel free!!

  320. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    just saw it ILB!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    grabby, are you gonna be there in May???

  321. of course theyre playing. were not getting them now. sutters had to have watched at least a dozen or more of our games from last month by now. hes gonna want hank if he keeps watchin.

  322. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    damnit grabby. I am gonna drive to TN a few times and try to win their lottery, and then I’ll buy you a plane ticket! Are we still gonna do the game next season like we briefly mentioned a few months ago?

  323. So are you still going to call me cottontail? Do I need to name my abs “the explanation” so you can find me in the sea of boneheads? Will my cheese doodle orange fankist tan make me stick out from the rest…. ALL THESE QUESTIONS… TO BE ANSWERED……

  324. I wonder if we can reach 1000…maybe if this trade goes through and Carp doesn’t post an update until the morning…

  325. wicky doesn't wear a face shield and wants gabby to break jagr's record! on

    that would be me you and zzz right grabby??

  326. McKenzie says Ryan Whitney to replace Martin??? Wow…I’m sure there have to be better options…

  327. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    i have TOO many names for you mako! I promised to only call you Cottontail for Lent though!! and i think the doodle dust and NEON shirts will give it away!!

    lmao @ western conference meeting!

    it seems like the place for us out of state boneheads to meet would be a game in AZ, since there are like 2 or 3 boneheads already there!!

  328. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    Zzzzz needs to be at EVERY bonehead gathering!!!

  329. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    jokinen is not even on the team and he’s making bonehead photo history!!

  330. I will NEVER wear NEON to the bonehead meeting! EVER!!!!! You think I wanna get abused from you and CCCP? Nope its not gonna happen sistah ;)

  331. yea next season after we get kovalchuk i’ll defintely fly out to see a game! with kovy and gabby i will be there. im out now,. later heads. ohh wait… an emails coming through… hold on…. yes!!!!!!!!!! torts just sent me some vicodin and some pepto bismol for my stomach virus!! thanks coach!!

  332. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    shor,they keep gettin better! at first i thought nothing would beat the toilet one, then came the dollar bill, now the aves and mess ones!!!! I’m dyin!

    Nostrils needs to be a Ranger now, just for the picture possiblities!! They need to put his head on the fancy pants aves one!

  333. wicky doesn't wear a face shield and wants gabby to break jagr's record! on

    linda
    how the hell do the wickyters get in on the may invite??

  334. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    omg i think CCCP would just,wow, that would be comedy EUPHORIA!!!!!

  335. wicky doesn't wear a face shield and wants gabby to break jagr's record! on

    mako
    yep, i’m gonna dig them even more when i see kots and higgy in them!!!

  336. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    bonehead fest has not been set in stone yet! it will be in May. Once all the info is set, it will be evented on the FB. TR is awesome, just so ya know

  337. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    damnit mako you’re gonna make me pull up hockeystreams to watch arent you?!

  338. LMAO Wick

    I really wish Kotalik did better for us. I hate getting attached to players. LOL

    Linda
    Yep – really gonna give your eyes a break now lol

  339. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    i believe some of the boneheads are meeting on Feb 6. tr has a post about it

  340. Wicky, I’m bringing the official invite in March.

    Mikey, I’m already in NY. I live here, remember..

  341. long day getting longer……from work to wife in car wreck (she’s okay. just headache/slight concussion….car in worse shape)

    but i just wanted to pop in with something that’s been bugging me ALL DAY LONG!

    HOW CAN SOMEONE BE A GM OF A TEAM AND TRADE A PLAYER TO A PLACE THAT HIS CONTRACT SPECIFICALLY SAYS HE CANNOT BE TRADED?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    i mean, C’MON!!!!! what kind of idiocy is going on in the executive office. he didn’t get permission from Kotalik ahead of time?!?!?!?

    just abominably stupid!

  342. wicky doesn't wear a face shield and wants gabby to break jagr's record! on

    ilb
    you the man!!

    mako
    I know what you mean, i still miss ulfie, graves, and simon

  343. Damn jpg!!!

    Sorry to hear that! Hope she recovers quick from the concussion! Happy she is ok!!! Give her our best!

  344. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    jpg, hope the missus is better soon!

    yea, we’ve been wondering the same thing all day. Sather IS Crazy YETI!

  345. Wick

    Yep!! I really liked Sjostrom too… I was in the market for a jersey and the safest pick was LQ. These players are in revolving doors :(

    AND WHERE THE HELL IS KASPAR!?!?!??!

  346. thanks everyone. i’ll let her know. she seems okay…considering. i was teasing her at urgent care that with the slight concussion i’m going to have to deal with her being cranky for no good reason.

    she understands my ****ed up humor.

  347. between periods of Calgary game.
    they’re talking about how the Flames REALLY want Higgins and think they can get him back to where he was.

  348. So apparently Brooks made up the Kotalik thing? Dreger was on Versus and said after conversations with people in the Calgary camp, THEY were the ones that pulled the deal. I’m no Kotalik fan, but nice job by Larry trying to make all the fans hate Kots even more.

  349. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    MAKO ARE YOU LISTENING TO THIS!?? THEY REALLY WANT HIGGINS! wow

  350. Jonny D, um why is that Brooks’ fault? Per Carp on THIS post…

    “I am standing by reports here throughout last night that it’s Kotalik holding it up.”

    I have faith in Carp and who knows what Dreger knows, he also reported this deal done-

  351. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    holy crap are you guys seeing kevin weekes suit jacket??? HE IS A PIMP!

  352. hedberg and czech – you guys are funny. just read what you said now.

    A) I know hockey, I’ve only played since I was 5 and at a high level too.

    B) I am not a Renney lover. I think he’s a good coach in the right situation, but I think Torts is much more effective.

    As for my feelings on Messier, I just said my opinions on him, nobody has to agree.

    And czech, its a shame you aren’t a GM since you think people will actually take Redden’s contract. I mean it works in NHL 10 right? So why can’t it work in the real NHL?

  353. Fly Line – everywhere that had the Kotalik thing was getting their news from the New York Post. Check TSN, ESPN, and a bunch of other hockey sites. They all say the Kotalik thing was reported by the NY Post.

    Dreger has the in with many of the Canadian teams and they are saying Kotalik approved the deal and its Sutter that is holding off on it now. Thats why I’m thinking Brooks made it up. Maybe he wasn’t making it up, but thats what it looks like right now.

  354. sorry, but folks are being way too silly
    if they’re hating on Kotalik for enacting something that’s
    IN HIS FRIGGIN’ CONTRACT!!!

    our wonderful GM negotiated such a thing in there and allowed it. and then he’s an idiot to attempt to trade the player to where he specifically says he does NOT WANT TO GO!!!

    be mad where it deserves at the GM!!

    you can’t be mad at these players for making a ton of $$ (Drury, Redden, Rozy). anyone would sign if offered that amount. it’s our dumbass GM that put such an amount in the contract.

  355. Jonny D, but then why would Dreger say Sutter’s holding it up? Obviously Dregs knows something we don’t? That being said, I can’t see it happening, it’s too good to be true!

  356. wicky doesn't wear a face shield and wants gabby to break jagr's record! on

    jpg
    best of luck to mrs jpg. Concussions suck, but look on the bright side i’ve had 12 and i’m normal……..well forget that last part. After 12, mrs wicky will tell you just be patient with mrs jpg, they affect people differently!!

  357. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    gotta know who you are before I approve ya evitageN

  358. jpg, we know the problem is Sather, and Redden, Rozy, Drury, Kotalik are the problems he’s created…

    Let’s run em all outta town!

    Linda, can I join the Boneheads group?

  359. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    you’re all forgetting the master………. DOLAN!!!!!!!! His REIGN of ERROR has set into motion everything else!

  360. seeing Higgins gone cant come soon enough for me

    man i’ll be counting the minutes till its done..

    hope it remains part of the deal

  361. gotta agree jpg…it’s his right, it’s in his contract…Sather knew damn well before the deal he had a NTC to Calgary

  362. They just mentioned the proposed trade and said that Kotalik is stalling the trade. They also laughed at his NMC.

  363. jpg – I agree, but Kotalik is going to waive it. Dreger already said he approved the move.

    Hedberg and czech – I hope you guys don’t take what I say personally. Just kidding around with you guys. I think your trade ideas are a bit crazy, but I’ve seen much crazier here and at other blogs.

  364. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    DarrenDreger Jokinen and Prust look good tonight. Wonder how they’ll look tomorrow in Rangers blue

  365. I’m not the biggest Brooks fan in the world, but you gotta be fair. I love Rick and he got a ton of kudos for being the first to report on Kotalik being the one holding up the deal…can’t just rip on uncle Larry…other people might have used him as a reference but our man Carpy had it first

  366. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    Rick is gonna be very happy when he sees this after his night of baseketball!

  367. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    Fly, i know we were posting a lot of tweets here last night, i’m tryin to remember if one of those went up in regards to that or not.

  368. Linda, thanks for the invite to the group, those pictures were great, I died laughing on some of them, mainly the Al Pacino and Donald Brashear one

  369. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    we have some very talented people there, they either make funny pics, or find em!

  370. yeah, I’m a great businessman. Our page view numbers are through the roof, through the clouds, and through the ozone-layer hole the last two days … and I’m getting squat for it. Less than squat, actually. Some businessman.

    But I am happy, so that counts for something.
    I think I’ll put up a new post, just because this is getting out of hand.

  371. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    that dudes nostrils are just hypnotizing, its bothersome

  372. Linda will be performing a slow cook off of Sathers head on

    Rick for what its worth, you get our undying loyalty!

  373. Ummmm Did anyone see that candy commercial just now? “Release the goo” is their motto? UGH…..

  374. CALLAHAN 4 CAPTAIN on

    Drury is a Leftist, he equates effort with winning, even if the team loses. Just showing up is his job, as he sees it, getting productive results is strictly for “greedy” people. So of course he can shamelessly promote the high-cholesterol, greasy junk food venture he now has an interest in, without remorse or apology. Dammit, he is not the captain of this team, the “C” on his jersey,stands for, well, I better not say it. lol.

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