It’s “get going” time! … or else


So Sean Avery is prucha’d tonight, along with Aaron Voros. While the six offending defensemen continue to play.

John Tortorella said they need more “engagement” out of Avery. I think Avery’s been pretty lousy lately, but just one on that lousy list, and I don’t necessarily agree with this decision, though it’s not a bad idea to get Enver Lisin de-prucha’d and hope he can contribute some speed and offense. God knows the Rangers need it.

Avery spoke to reporters in Atlanta today, and took the high road. You can read it on Andrew Gross’s blog.

The Rangers officially have lost one in a row (that’s NHL losses), but in reality they’ve lost four in a row, and in reality they’re nine games under .500 (not NHL-.500). And they need points desperately, and quickly.

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  1. Repost:

    I may be late to the party so I apologize, but have you guys heard this???

    Daniel Carcillo was handed a 10-minute misconduct midway through the third period of Thursday’s game for shoving linesman Greg Devorski.

    He did it on purpose!! He’s scared!

  2. c’mon boys – for the love of god play 60 minutes!

    btw- i did melt down when carol alt showed up, had to run to the little boys room!

  3. How many times tonight will Boyle and Shelley be about 15 feet behind Lisin when he has the puck?

  4. workin’ on the pitch, was thinking of adding it to the resume although don’t know how far it will get me. probably a swift kick out the door…

  5. going to be a whole lot of hype for Sunday and am thinking it will be a while lot of nothing. unfortunately, will depend on y’all to let me know as i will be traveling for work that day and working thru the early afternoon/evening.
    hope someone pummels that philly chump A$$

  6. The White Plains Batman on

    Hitting a linesman? What a heel move.

    I’ve mentioned it before but for all of you old WWF fans, the Flyers really are such 80s heels; they spend the entire time squashing the good guys but when push comes to shove they get small packaged for the three count time and time again.

  7. Shaps…I’m traveling that day as well, but luckily my flight isn’t until 8:50 Sunday night!

    I agree, it will be a whole lot of nothing.

  8. CR9 (Carl Edwards is an attempted murderer) on

    “RickyM2 March 12th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    CR9.. I disagree with your name. That kid had it coming to him. The result was unintentional.”

    Saying that is like saying Donald Brashear had coming to him what Marty McSorley had to offer with his stick.


  9. Going to my last game on Sun. one token lousy fight with Prust. Carsillo just holding on nothing else. That’s my prediction and a scumb*g shorthanded goal from Richards in a 5-2 loss. And i’m a optomist.

  10. Not exactly the same. Brad wrecked Hamlin and Edwards. After the race he was quoted “in your face!!” when Hamlin confronted him by the trailors. His car flipping over was bad. But he did deserve to get put in the wall the way Montoya put Smoke in the wall in Miami last year.

  11. Olga Folkyerself on

    Saying that is like saying Donald Brashear had coming to him what Marty McSorley had to offer with his stick.

    Or praising Matt Cooke for blindsiding Savard?

  12. Orr…you can probably shoot for 3rd if they really collapse…Isles can pass them b/c of the 4 pt games they have left, Carolina is hot…

  13. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Time for Tampa!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Booooooooo!!!!!! Dont make him even happier NYRguy!!!!

  14. CR9 (Carl Edwards is an attempted murderer) on

    “Or praising Matt Cooke for blindsiding Savard?”

    No. Matt Cooke’s was a CLEAN hit!

    To quote Dick Vitale, Cooke’s was a Super Scintillating, Spectacular, Sensational hit on a BROOOOOOOOON!

    There was no intent to injure on the part of Cooke!

  15. Olga Folkyerself on

    Yeah. Sure. They should call the no hit to the head rule “The Matt Cooke Rule”.

  16. Carp, right on the money as usual. Avery sits while the duds on D have no fear of letting their sucking have any real consequences.

  17. WTF!!! This has never happened to me before. Knicks on MSG, Devs v. Pitt on MSG2!!!! holy hell, someone who subsidizes Dolan, help me!

    where is everyone tonight? with fleshy people?

    Shaps, I’m reposting you cause this was great. again, welcome, and I met Gresch post Carol…good night for me, not in temple :)

    “If y’all want me to post mmore to prove my allegiance, happy to do so…
    Been a lifer since my pops took me to my first hockey game in 1980, the 9-1 drubbing of team usa to the ussr – was hooked since.
    grew up in queens, bleeding red & blue. thanks again to pops, went to many a game before being a season ticket holder from 2000-2003 (sec 418) before relocating to the dc area.
    my pops created a monster, didn’t help that he was a lawyer that did some work for brian mullen and ron greschner back in the day – in fact, carol alt was at my bar mitzvah (back when she meant something to the modeling world).
    happy to prove my worth and post a bit more often. you can take the boy out of ny but not the ny out of the boy…
    LGR toniite!

  18. There are more people on this blog right now than there are in the stands at Phillips Arena. I remember a time when playing the Rangers was an automatic sellout.

    Oh, Gaborik still remembers how to score? 2-0

  19. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Time for Tampa!!! " … says Greg L. on

    LA LA LA LA LA we lead by two , GABORIK!!!!!!

  20. >>Games over. Rangers win.

    Oh yeah? It’s the Rangers we’re talking about here. It’s never over until the very last whistle.

  21. thanks Blog – have checked out your stuff as well. again, just feeling like chiming in.
    appreciate the support – carol was one hot lady back in the 80’s…that was then, this is now.

    good start – look out for the dreaded 2 goal lead

  22. CCCP – and this is the rangers they are playing…love ’em but they have been junk all season long

  23. this win is a no-brainer. if they can’t beat a slumping, weak Atl team, then they don’t deserve a closing race for anything

    let’s see them win 4 of the next 5, Phil, Mtl, StL, Bos, NYI. then they might be in decent shape for a possible spot

  24. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Time for Tampa!!! " … says Greg L. on

    LA LA LA LA LEE we now have Three!!!! Prospal!!!!!

  25. WOW TORTS ALL U HAVE TO DO IS BENCH AVERY 14 MORE GAMES LOL…u see CAPT CLUTCH he is real satisfied tonight he will think about this game all summer long

  26. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Thrashers are getting thrashed!!! " … says Greg L. on

    2 Points ahhhh feels good!!!

  27. hey, I’m watching my third basketball game. I just wanted you guys to know there’s a typo on It says the Rangers are up 3-0 in the first period. Hah!

  28. CCCP, huh?

    Fargin, again, I live 35 minutes from MSG and can’t watch this game??? What, do I live with Linda!

    Hey, naysayers, take the 2 points….geez!

  29. Hey Carp, in a matter of second, not only did Girardi do his ever-so-popular slide, but he and MDZ were stuck behind the net at the same time! This was like 4 minutes into the game

  30. ORR, sorry, this has been debated to death, but I do. And mama gets a bye, cause she is, after all, me. (anyone get the semi obscure movie reference?)

    Some game info would be nice since I’ve been Dolan-visioned…

  31. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Thrashers are getting thrashed!!! " … says Greg L. on

    And a 2pts here and 2 points there , here a 2 pts , there a 2 pts!!! Then BLAMO!!!! Playoff time.

  32. Orr – I agree

    I don’t know anymore. This is what is frustrating about the Rangers. Regardless of opponent some games, few and far between (except in the first 10 games of the season) we play like we do tonight. Than there is the rest of the season, where they look like they’ve never played before.

  33. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Thrashers are getting thrashed!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yeah Pux , aint that a kick in the head. Better send the Wife and kids to the movies and grab yer coolest refreshment and sit down and watch the “real” Rangers play!

  34. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Thrashers are getting thrashed!!! " … says Greg L. on

    To some people THIS is our playoffs.

  35. Sorry, CCCP, for first time ever with you, I’m missing joke (or jokinen..)

    fyi, skank equals Sobaka killev (best I could do :) ha ha.

  36. In that Miller Lite commercial…isnt that the same girl that gets dumped in the other “I Laaauuueevvvuuii” commercial at the restaurant?? Chick got dumped twice by some dude who has no taste in beer! Awesome!

  37. CCCP, dang if I know what killev means :) was part of my yiddish cheat sheet, came as a phrase…

    Good for you for getting sobaka…ilb, thoughts? boy everyone is off tonight..score anyone?

  38. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Thrashers are getting thrashed!!! " … says Greg L. on

    why are these idiot announcers talking baseball!!??

  39. it’s about time MDZ scored, but I have a bad feeling we’re likely to give one up the shift after the goal.

  40. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Thrashers are getting thrashed!!! " … says Greg L. on

    KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK , whos at the door .. its the Rangers , we have FOUR!!

  41. its funny how the blog is so busy during the days when there’s no game on…and when there is a game on the blog is dead.

  42. 3-1 DEVILS, one day in my lifetime the rangers will be battling for the division again, it might take another decade but eventually it will happen

  43. Olga Folkyerself on

    it might take another decade but eventually it will happen

    Yeah, How long can Sather live, anyway?

  44. CCCP. I agree, but maybe folks think Thrashers are a gimme (seems to be) and it’s a Friday. I don’t know.

    You are in charge of fielding the fake mama….:) see you tomorrow…the real Blogmama :)

  45. >.Atlanta has the worst music for sports events. What’s the deal?

    That was “Misunderstanding” by Genesis. I am not a fan of Phil Collins vocals.

  46. I like the Steve Perry Journey; the other incarnations are complete joke. They have this Asian guy now who sounds EXACTLY like Steve Perry.

  47. There are way too many useless stats in hockey.
    Secondary assist
    Blocked shot

    What’s next, skating strides?

  48. ORR=

    LOL, two wors for you STRUCTURE AND DUBI! DUBI IS UR BOY U LOVE HIM, make sure u pick up ur jersey ASAP

  49. Sather's WrapUp on

    Just when you thought it was safe to go out on the ice!
    The dead come back to life!
    Atlanta Torched! Penalties Killed!
    Horrific defense! Sudden Death Possible!
    Losing Streak Disappears!

    Watch with horror as a Ghoulish General Manager and his Psychotic Coach brings a team of roving zombies back to the brink of the playoffs!

    Starring: Chris Drury as Captain Clutch
    With: Sean Avery as The Invisible Man
    Also Appearing: Glen Sather as the Man With No Brain

    Don’t reveal the ending to Ranger Fans!

    Coming soon at a World’s Most Famous Arena near you!

    Now back to our regular scheduled programming…

  50. Prospal is a non-native English speaker, yet he is far more coherent and well-spoken than Keenan or Tortorella.

  51. The White Plains Batman on

    The worst music in all of sports is that crap song they play when the Rangers lose that sounds like Blues Traveler. I hate it. Makes me wanna punch kittens.

    Play Bobby McFerrin or something. Geez.

  52. LMFAO you jsut made my evening! thank you, you mean you dont like when Joe Tolleson comes out and says ladies and gentleman the rangers next host the flyers sunday march 14, we hope you enjoyed your experience at MSG thank you for joining us drive home safe-then the PAINFUL SICKENING MUSIC OF ANOTHER HOME LOSS

  53. The White Plains Batman on

    Who wrote that song? I’ve heard it before but don’t know who it’s by. Freaking Blues Traveler Swedish Porno music.

    When the Rangers get scored on they should play Life In A Glass House by Radiohead starting at the 1:46 mark

    it’s the most depressing yet funny song out there.

  54. hey sorry if this is a dumb ? but how did you guys catch the game? I didnt see it on MSG/+ or Versus???

  55. The White Plains Batman on

    No prob Eric. i posted a link for It was the featured game tonight with the MSG Feed.

    Yahoo has been excellent with showing live hockey games the last few years. I try to watch a lot of Sharks (my West Coast homies) and Kings (really love their team and Kopitar is my favorite non Ranger) games and there have been plenty on yahoo.

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