Monthly Archives: March, 2010

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561 It’s go time!

Same lineup tonight, which means Gaborik plays, Lundqvist starts, Shelley and Prust are on the fourth line and Voros and Lisin are prucha’d. NHL general managers agreed that new rules would crack down on head shots. Yeah, we’ll believe it when referees start calling it, and when cheap-shot artists start…

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200 Night at the Rock

Still having all sorts of computer problems here at Bonehead Blog Headquarters. I’m writing on my Mac laptop, which I hate. It turns out, from what I’ve gathered, that this is a virus that is made to look like Microsoft trying to sell you protection. The offer itself is the…

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241 Devils tomorrow

Roger Neilson used to say, “It’s not who you play, but when you play them.” And he was right. Tomorrow is a good time for the Rangers to be playing the Devils, who face the dreaded “first game back from a road trip of three or more games” syndrome. On…

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278 Sweet 16 (remaining)

Let me just throw this out there. You have 17 games, going on 16, left, playing at home against a team that’s way out of your playoff picture. In other words, if they get an extra point out of the game, it doesn’t affect you. But you really need two.…

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95 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES March 7, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Buffalo Sabres 2 OT (Game #66, Home #35) ·         The Rangers were defeated by the Buffalo Sabres, 2-1, in overtime tonight at Madison Square Garden.  The Blueshirts have registered a point in six of…

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293 It’s go time!

First things first. Gaborik is going to skate in warmups and if he can’t go 100 percent, he won’t play tonight. So apparently he wasn’t 100 percent last night. And obviously the coach wasn’t thrilled with the less-than-100-percent Gaborik. Lundqvist in goal. Voros and Lisin likely prucha’d unless Gaborik is…

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69 “Fire Sather” rally

Unfortunately I will not be able to get to tonight’s rally outside of MSG. But I think some of the Boneheads will be forwarding comments and photos. If you have photos, send them to me at rcarpini@LoHud.com. You know where to put the comments. Also our friend The Mouth will…

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82 Capital punishment

Maybe this wasn’t going to be a game the Rangers could win no matter what, especially with a half-speed superstar and a backup goalie. The Capitals are 25-3-3 at home, with 13 consecutive wins. Wow! The Rangers played a much better puck-possession game in D.C. than they had Thursday against…

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68 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES March 6, 2010 – New York Rangers 0, Washington Capitals 2 (Game #65, Road #31) • The Blueshirts were defeated by the Washington Capitals, 2-0, tonight at the Verizon Center, and are now 4-2-1 in their last seven contests. • The Rangers…

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145 It’s go time!

OK, enough about Gaborik’s groin, or whatever it is, or whether he should have played or shouldn’t have played that last game for Slovakia. Whatever. He’s supposed to come back tonight, and we’ll see if he’s OK or not. Alex Auld is the scheduled starter in his Rangers debut –…

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137 Welcome back, Gaborik?

Just so you remember: Gaborik has missed all but four minutes of the last five games, in which the Rangers are 3-1-1. And in the last four without him, they have scored 16 goals (3-0-1). Seriously, he remains the meal ticket along with the goaltender, and if he’s going to…

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276 The funny thing is …

At least there were a few laughs last night: A) Sean Avery mocking Talbot’s slapping. That was hysterical. (Avery’s turnover at the end of a long shift that led to a goal wasn’t so funny to you guys, I’m guessing). B) Henrik Lundvist confronting Sid the Kid and telling him…

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107 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: March 4, 2010 – New York Rangers 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 5 OT (Game #64, Home #34) · The Rangers were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4, in overtime tonight at Madison Square Garden, ending their winning streak at three games. New York is now 4-1-1 in their…

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18 Some post-game quotes

Vinny Prospal “We played against a pretty good hockey team tonight. They have a lot of weapons in their lineup. They’re the defending Stanley Cup champions so they have to know something. But on the other hand, with the shot differential being as bad as it was, we were lucky…

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500 It’s go time!

From the World’s Most Famous (not what I call it): Marian Gaborik is definitely out, and John Tortorella sounds perturbed about it (although it’s almost impossible to know when he’s perturbed and when he’s not). “He’s not playing,” Tortorella said. When asked if it might be serious, Tortorella snapped, “(Trainer…

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162 The gold-medal kid vs. your Rangers

Here are the greetings that Ryan Miller and Sidney Crosby got when they were introduced before Tuesday’s game in Pitt. I imagine there will be a similar ceremony tonight, with a slightly different greeting for Sid. (Miller is in town Sunday). Meanwhile, the Rangers return home, winners of three straight…

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246 The final tally (updated)

Rangers: Two minor-league trades. I think that makes them winners, because they sure would have  been losers if they’d rented players and given up prospects/young players/draft picks to do so. They are going nowhere. They have just as good a chance as anybody to make the playoffs, as if that…

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474 The last hour or so …

Just wanted to start a new thread because the other one was getting big and the Rangers haven’t checked in yet (except for the Newbury deal). For the list of  the 12 trades made before 1:50 p.m., see the thread below. Here we go again. For those just joining us:…

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523 Wheelin’ dealin’ day

So we had a few trades yesterday, and one in the wee hours of the morning — Montreal traded Matt D’Agostini to St. Louis for Aaron Palushaj. We know how this day goes down. It’s usually pretty slow until 11, speeds up a bit at 12, then goes haywire between…

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68 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES March 2, 2010 – New York Rangers 4, Ottawa Senators 1 (Game #63, Road #30) • The Blueshirts defeated the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, tonight at Scotiabank Place, in their first game back from the Olympic break; the Blueshirts have won each of…