It’s go time!


Or “go down” time, like when a fighter takes a dive.

Looks like Ryan Callahan’s injury wasn’t too terribly bad. He’s a game-time decision.

I noted the extremely low number of manpower games lost in the previous thread and somebody reminded me that trainer Jim Ramsay deserves more than a little credit for that. That would be Gold Medal Jim Ramsay, by the way.

Won’t be watching in 3D. So if anybody will be, let us know how it looks.

See youse.

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  1. I carped Carp.

    I say screw this! Let’s kick some Fishsticks’ butts! We’ll worry about tanking later. LGR!!

  2. billybleedsblue on

    Dolan Doesn’t Discern…Dolan Denies Dispair…and Dolan’s Deficient Direction has made this Dismal Deficient Disaster of a team.

  3. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Kinda hard to get overly excited over here.

  4. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    I’m not rooting for any fishsticks!

    Also, from the last threaddd, I have one of those “New York” thirddd jerseys. Bought it in ’86.

  5. Shattenkirkheadzo on

    Greetingszo to all! Apologies for my absence – I’ve been down at Del Boca Vista Phase IV visiting my retired parents & their neighbor Jack Klumpas. After 5pm dinners I’m now ready to get back to the mediocrity that is the blueshirts!

  6. Let’s hope we don’t end up calling them Dingbats, Douchebags and Drecks by the end of the night..

  7. Depends what coverage of the Pens/Caps game I get, I think. If it’s FSN Pittsburgh, I’ll avoid it (and put my foot through the TV). If it’s Beninati or TSN, I’ll probably stick with it and leave the 2D Rangers on the laptop with the sound off.

  8. Shattenkirkheadzo on

    Rangers lack 3D: Drive, Determination, Desire

    Rangers have 3D: Drury, Disgusting ticket prices, Dancing Larry

    God help us

  9. i really hope we win just 2 more games. tonight and the last game to potentially spoil phillys playoff hopes if it comes to that. besides, we gotta win at least that many given the odds are we will not lose every single one. we will still end up with a decent pick. anything in top 5 is considered a win for us at draft time. can always trade up to get in the top 5 also.

  10. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Thanks Linda!!

    Rangers Gametime is…Now!!

  11. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Um Mike , Rangers Gametime is …..Now!!! Never doubt it :)

  12. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Were at the bottom Mike. Really close to the bottom.

  13. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Honestly , looking at the standings is like watching for someone ya know in the obitruaries. Dam Depressing.

  14. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Go Rangers!!!!!!

    Booooooooooooooooooo to our position in the standings booooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

  15. Is it really worth it to watch hockey in 3-D? At least in 3-D movies, directors find cheesy reasons to poke things at the screen. Anyone remember Jason firing a harpoon at the screen in Friday the 13th III or Jaws breaking into the underwater lab in Jaws 3D?

  16. WOW just WOW for 20 bucks they get to view it with 3 D glasses cheap Carcillo Dolan couldn’t buy T.V.’s that broadcast in 3 D

  17. thank u Linddda I try I wonder if the fans knew about this thing with the glasses b 4 the game just another gimmick to suck more money from us fans. Can’t believe they said there’s actually about 3000 people at WAMU

  18. Wow Sam Rosen, it’s Rangers-Islanders… Like that means anything…

    2 loser organizations go head to head for the higher lottery pick!!!!!!!

  19. Linda… tripple D, wow I heard of double D but tripple..? Shouldn’t that be an E ?? :) Cant help it: Lets go rangers!

  20. thanks CCCP! it was Izzy’s idddea!!

    i walk away for 30 seconds and AA scores! WOOOOOOOOOO

  21. Guy Fieri would be very proud of us tonight!

    and i finally see the 2nddd goal!


  22. 2 great passes by Dubi in a few seconds

    you can’t tank vs Isles. they are just a dismal franchise who are perpetual losers.

  23. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on

    LETS’S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!

  24. This team is angersome. Coming out with fire in a meaningless game.

    You guys are right, they even know how to screw up getting a better chance at a higher draft pick.

  25. Could this get any ridiculous.

    We could have hammered these two bit bum Islanders earlier in the season.

  26. Chris Says SELL SELL on

    this team has bipolar disorder

    why cant they play like this all the time

  27. la la la la

    just saw it
    MDDDZ!!!!!!!!! power play goal!!!!!!!! woooooooooooooooooooo

  28. keep working on shooting MDZ!! and gain another 10 pounds of muscle in the off season!

  29. bobby clarke on

    philthy flyers will lose last 2 games vs Rangers, and Rangers once again play Wash in round 1.

  30. # LDDDubya3H March 24th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    If DiPietro had been in net, Roloson would’ve been in net by this point in the game anyway.”

    Because of injury, right?

  31. >>sorry about that JB… it just flew out of my fingers!

    Don’t worry, LinDDDa. I won’t answer in public.

  32. anybody think this is the rangers givin teh fans a show now at home and then tank the rest of teh way? think we have been tanking lately on purpose. after watching this its hard to believe this is the same team. little too late but at least they give the payin fans a good show. but thats it. after this, tank!!

  33. Roloson looks like he is fighting 3 pucks at a time. Did he forget to wear his 3D glasses?

  34. # ORR..Supporter Of The Epic Beard Man !!! March 24th, 2010 at 7:35 pm


    Clearly you haven’t seen bad goalies against NYR. They always turn into superheroes against us.


  35. Callahan has more guts than a slaughterhouse.
    [I’m sure I’ve used that line before.]

  36. If the Rangers wanted to put on a show for the paying fans, they could have just given out underwear modeling photos of *JAROMIR*

    rather than displaying effort for the first time in a while.

  37. Reddden had already more shots on goal than in last 72 games.
    Question: since he has 2Ds in his last name, do we make it 6 in 3D?

  38. Come on, refs, put us down 5 on 3!!!!!!!


    if that’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right!!!! :)

  39. If we win 8 out of 10 (with 2 of those wins coming against the Flyers), we’ll probably get in.

  40. Olga Folkyerself on

    Looks like the NAMBLA meeting is finished already. What happened CR, did everyone come early?

  41. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yes , yes , yes!!!!! All we have to do is play the azzlanders 82 times during the season!!!

  42. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on


  43. The White Plains Batman on

    Alright, list of things to accomplish before season ends;

    Anisimov scores a few more goals to get his confidence up: in progress

    Del Z breaks Zubov’s rookie goal record: check

    Cally and Dubi Hit 20 goals: in progress

    Gabby scores 40: in progress

    I know this is messed up but I’m kinda like “stop scoring already, you’re winning now!”

  44. Now that the Rangers have the game wrapped up, I’m out. Human Target and Modern Family!

  45. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on

    TRICK QUESTION , Rangers never ever ever ever had a #1 draft pick!!!????

  46. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Dowang great Mako , TANKS!!!

  47. How appropriate: 3-0 in 3D. Everything in 3s. Just realized, I only have two dogs. Need a third one. Let me talk to mrs ilb

  48. Good shift by 4th line. LMAO at Shelley getting off the ice fast: “Oh, carp, these guys are trying to score! Really! I’m out!

  49. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I feel so dirty the idea of Tanking!!! " … says Greg L. on

    I’d be soooooooo mad if I were Avery , All those dam goals hes been setting up tonight!!! Drury and cally are definatly NOT finishers.

  50. wicky (Why are we still WITTless??) on

    So just starting the game on the dvr (not reading comments, just posting to avoid spoilers) and the first 10 minutes or so of the game are all rangers thanks to prust avery and shelley!!

  51. good thing it was rozsi because redddddden might have yelled back lol

    aaaaaaaaaaaargh gabster!

  52. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Tanking is for the birds!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Trade Hank the Tank!!!!

    We don’t need him .

    If we needed him then our team is a lousy team anyways.

    An Elite goalie can only do what any goalie can do under fire ( a barrage of pucks comming at him)and if we need Hank to “save us” then maybe we should just wither and take the high draft pick.

    All Im saying is why have Hank if all he does is prolong our misery?

    If we need a goalie to save the day all the time then who are we fooling? We need to build our forwards at the draft and trading up to get an awsome pick is worth losing Hank and taking away our teams “crutch” cuz without hank we’ll have to be a normal team, as in a good team not hiding behind an elite goalie.

  53. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Just for carcillos and giggles, who or what would you trade Hank for? And to which team?

  54. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Tanking is for the birds!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Izzy , Im no General Manager . Im just saying … keeping Hank PROLONGS Sather stay and makes our team think they have a safty net back there. The only good Hank is , is trade bait to getting a top end draft pick. The problem is our defense wont be ready for a cup run for another 3 years. By that time Hank will be playing in the KHL and we’ll have zero to show for a guy we picked up in like round 5 or something. Trading Hank , we have Zero to lose and everything to gain.

  55. Ovechkin or Cindy – that’s all. And there is no chance of either so. No sense in talking about trading LQ. Right now he IS the franchise.

  56. Shattenkirkheadzo on

    Those 3D glasses are what the Obama admin beuracrats will have us common people wearing in a few years when they take over the evil eyeglass manufacturers in the USA.

  57. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Tanking is for the birds!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Mako , Hank can’t stop letting in “soft” goals . If we play like we are tonight , Kevin weeks would do . Hank still looks shaky out there!!!! Hank gets flustered when the going gets tense. That why he hasn’t got any shut outs. He cracks under pressure . His one claim to fame is his gold medal ,like Drurys claim is the little league world series.
    Hank is an elite goalie but give him 2 – 3 more years in NY and hes good as KHL bound , just ask Zherdev.

  58. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Greg, I just don’t know where to start with logic like that. So I’m gonna pass and let you make the bid on your own…

  59. Every goalie gives up bad goals. Roy has, Brodeur has, Richter has, Miller has etc… We get to see him night in and night out and let me tell you…. he’s won them a HELL of alot more games for the team than he’s lost.

  60. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Tanking is for the birds!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Izzy , I know of all people , you who could NEVER understand.

    Why keep an elite 7 million dollar player who’s stock is worth lots when the team that has him is 3 years away from needing him. Makes no sense.

  61. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    I agree with part of your post, you’re no General Manager.

    As for the rest, Carcillo for brains.

  62. Why do all the trade Lundqvist advocates keep referring to this 3-year window to be successful before he is done? He’s 28 and plenty of goalies are now playing well into their 30s.

    And I still don’t see how trading him results in anything other than the 3-year window becoming some indeterminate (likely much longer) period until the Rangers manage to draft/sign/steal a goalie of a similar stature.

  63. Trading Lundqvist = will seriously destroy any semblance of respect this franchise is hanging on to.

  64. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    They think that just because we got Lundqvist in the late rounds that these goalies just grow on trees out there somewhere.

  65. Gabby finally decided to go high.

    Funny, I stepped away from the game for a bit and came back just as Gabby is burying his second tally.

  66. Izzy

    That’s what I just said to Linda. You dont find goalies of LQ’s caliber. Soft goals or not… slim pickings out there and again you cant win the Stanley Cup with a schlub for a goalie. I would love to see Washinton win the cup this year but come on ‘threeormore’?

  67. How about we calculate how many defensemen in front of LQ screened him or where out of position where the puck went off of them past him, or off the other teams player. LOTS. He cant save everything. Defense has to help clear the crease of the puck – and well – you know how suspect the defense is on this team.

  68. Chris Says SELL SELL on

    Wow the Rangers not getting the shaft on penalties?

    I have never seen this in my life

  69. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    I can’t understand the logic of “this team stinks so why have a good goalie?”.

  70. man their 5 on 3’s are just atrocious! how many shots went freakin wide on that??? oy carumba

  71. Was Girardi on his knees when he shot that one? I guess he got rewarded for jumping in that last scrum.

  72. What exactly is the point of the Isles dressing a 31-year-old career minor league tough guy anyway? Can they not use these games to give a(nother) younger player a shot?

  73. That scrub shouldn’t have even been on the ice. Once again, Shelley fails to do his job.

    He wouldn’t have done anything if Shelley handed him a beat down.

    Too bad he got thrown out. Karate Man wishes he can be Aves. I think that’s why he was so pissed. It’s all aboot jealousy.

  74. niters krisy, thanks for the laughs!!

    it is so infuriating how this team operates!!!!!!!

  75. evgeny grachev is a team worst -13 in hartford. he’s tallied 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points in 70 games. 4 of his goals came on the pp. he was playing on the 4th line the other night.

    i really hoped he’d start to play a little better in the second half of the season but this isn’t encouraging at all.

  76. Sather's WrapUp on

    Hello Ranger Fans, from the World’s Most 3D Arena! I heard about that vicious rumour on some blog about my retirement at the end of the season. I won’t retire until Edmonton wins the Cup and I can trade with them to get all their stars. Hey, don’t laugh it’s happened before…

    Anybody going to that Rangers Viewing Party at Foxwoods? You’ve got to be really stupid to go to one of those things. They sent me ticket number 0001.

    (singing) “Don’t Bogart that joint my friend, pass it over to me…) That’s Dolan’s springtime ringtone. We get him all smoked up and play old games of the Knicks and Rangers winning. It’s all he has now… Hey Big Guy! We did it again! Sellout! And there are another 3000 fans paying to watch it in 3D. No, the fans aren’t in 3D the GAME is in 3D. You should put the pipe down for awhile… (click)

    Hang on a minute, fans, I’ve got a little business to attend to:
    Hey Muckler! Do me a favor and run down to the Staff Parking Garage and get my golf clubs out of the trunk of my car and take them to my office.
    Messier! Hey Mess! There’s a set of golf clubs in my office that I bought as a present for your father. Could you go over there in a little while and clean and polish them up nice and give the grips a good going over? Now do a really good job; I want them to look especially nice for your dad. Then take them down to the coach’s office to get gift-wrapped. Thanks Mess!
    Torts! Messier is going to bring down a set of golf clubs to your office. After he leaves, take them down to the Garage and put them in the trunk of my car.

    I overheard Messier talking about how senile the old man is and how he’ll be running the place soon. Not just yet sonny. He He He…

    Gotta go sign up some tee times for April.
    DDDat’s All Folks!
    Uncle Glennie

  77. just got back from the viewing party..

    3d was pretty nice. gotta admit. definitely get that “in the building” feel. hockey is a sport that is best enjoyed in the arena. this is probably the next best thing.

  78. I just don’t get these folks who keep saying that the way to go is to get rid of LQ.

    They keep forgetting that no matter how good your team is, you will always be suspect and vulnerable,without a top flight goaltender. Hawks were a perfect example. Bruins too.

    You find a good goaltender and you have always got a chance. Look at Philly. Once they lost their great goaltenders they came back to earth fast…and pretty much stayed there.

    Rangers have to build AROUND Lundqvist.

  79. “Rangers have to build AROUND Lundqvist.”

    novel idea eh Fran? ;) Great post & very VERY true.

  80. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Tanking is for the birds!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Great game !!!!!!!

    The logical thing is to keep the “elite” goalie. Thats a no-brainer , duh.

    If we keep him ,then we’ll never be able to afford proper defensemen. Hank should have went for 5 million .Drury and Gomez were also greedy and took the top end amount , not realizing that you take the lower pay and your team can afford quality teamates to play with you. Hank was too busy wanting a contract a few years ago and hasnt delivered on it. Tonight he got a shut out when we didnt even need him.

    You throw Crosby or Ov out there against us and Hank will tank..again like usual. Every goalie gets rattled by an OV or Malkin and hank is no different. So why pay a 5th round draft pick 7 million ? Makes no sense to keep him. I wanted us to make the playoffs so OUR elite goalie could carry us to the cup. You guys laugh at me for thinking we can win the cup if we get in,,,Hank can win it all for us, so I think .Why does everyone say well only last the 2nd round? Why have Hank if he can not deliver. Its not Hanks fault? Sorry hank , we cant afford top Defensmen and untill you actually win the cup , I wont believe you are the Class A goalie you pride yerself on.

  81. Ok, they won. Granted it WAS the Islanders, but still, a win is a win. I’m just confused as to whether I should be happy about this fact or not.


  82. No matter what. Even if the Islanders move. Even if Potvin himself dies. The Potvin Sucks chant will never stop.

  83. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Tanking is for the birds!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Potvin heard it a few times tonight, HAHAHA!!! I love it!!

  84. Damn that Lundqvist, he can’t score, he’s always shooting wide, his passing is killing us, he’s no good on the power play, his pk skills are suspect and he cant throw a check to save his life! DAMN HIM!!!

  85. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Tanking is for the birds!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yoooohooooo CCCP , this font does make a guy feel slantastic!!

  86. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Tanking is for the birds!!! " … says Greg L. on

    hardee-har-har Linda!!! {{{{ }}}}

  87. ok getting kicked off the computer by the man. you guys have a great night and prepare yourselves for the Marty Party!!

  88. Greg – so Henrik bricks it every time he faces Crosby or Ovechkin, yet at the same time you think he’s good enough to take this team all the way if they scrape into the playoffs?

    And the Rangers *can* afford top defensemen alongside his contract. They are just spending that money on Redden and Rozsival instead.

  89. the hardest part about wanting the team to tank and get a better pick is that blasting the isles 5-0 feels so freakin’ good!

  90. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Tanking is for the birds!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Duby , I believe in us , I believe in Hank . I believe we are a good team. I believe with Hank , we could win the Cup.
    I believe we can make the playoffs .What I believe is not always so. Alot of People around here do not believe and all im saying is at this particular time in the Rangers “rebuild” Hank is not needed. Playing like we did tonight is what we need. Not an Elite goalie standing on his head . That wont do anything for us at this stage.

  91. You need to understand that if this team battled every single night and gave effort but still lost games like 3-2, 4-3, 2-1 I dont think we could be complaining at all. its the LACK of effort, the lack of giving a s–t is what drives us all crazy. With the 3 big contracts being the spring board of it all. LQ gives this team a chance every single night to win. He ALWAYS gives 100% and I think I can count on 1 hand the really bad games he’s had in 5 seasons.

  92. guys just got back from the theatre at MSG, all i can say is wow, the game looked stunning in 3D, its like youre at the game, and they are still trying to work out some minor kinks but just wow, messier graves and richter stopped by but they all took a backseat to the 3D goodness, its definitely the future of the game as it captures the speed, finese and brutality like nothing ive ever seen before short of being at the game, the fight between prust and whoever that was was siiiiickk!!!! whoever couldve gone and didnt you really missed out

  93. laughable for a zherdev lover to be talking about not needing Henrik. what no team needs is an overpaid east west circling stickhandler softy perimeter player who is so useless that no team wants him in the nhl

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