Callahan’s out


That’s about all the news from the pre-game stuff. Callahan will not play. Boyle is in. Lisin and Weise are prucha’d, along with Gilroy. Avery still out.

Tortorella, predictably, was in one of his charming moods. Not that I blame him. Other than the Callahan news, what question could he possibly answer that’s relevant?

None. So when he was asked if he had any thoughts on Kerry Fraser’s last game, he snapped, “No.”

And when some young guy he’d probably never seen before asked, “Are you going to address the team?” Tortorella had enough and stormed off. I don’t blame him one bit.

It is Game 82, right?

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  1. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on


    I hope Boyle being back in doesnt screw up the chemistry with the “4th” line

  2. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    Cally being out in this game is rough, but I think we’ll see some more grit out of Prust and Shelley. Gotta hope they don’t take too many penalties, as Callys pk skill will be missing.

  3. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    Mako’s right,we all need to have some of Tony’s positive attitude! STILL SUCKS that Cally’s out though!

  4. I think Boyle plays in Callahan’s spot with Drury, which keeps the fourth line intact. And he plays the PK in Callahan’s spot.

  5. Go Wicky!


    Gonna go walk some nervous energy off, hopefully the sunshine will make me feel more optimistic!

  6. carp this game is on the coach along with the players, as is this season. He never wants to be on the hook. That’s why he stays away from bus stops.

  7. Good. Don’t mess with 4th.

    Looks like all the usual suspects on the blog are in. Watching with us, wicky?
    If yes, dress up the Wicksters in their Rangers Ts, give them a hug and let’s do it!!

  8. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    niiiiiiiiiiiiice charlie!!

    CR, make sure you look at the pics, there’s one there you are going to LOOOOOOOOVE!!

  9. My whole family is decked in our Rangers gear. Went to the park and to Kohls and were getting thumbs up all over the place. A lot more Ranger fans in South Plainfield than I thought. This is really going to be a great game. I am ready for it to start already though. Let’s Go Rangers!

  10. LMAO @ that rookie reporter. Nah, why would Torts talk to them?

    Wicky, I may need some extra diapers today;)

  11. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    i knew Nasty would pop in so i didnt put his name there ilb lol ;-)

    now where’s TR???? oy and Laurel…and when is JOSH popping in??


  13. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    CHUCK IS HERE!!! woooo hooo

    and Izzy and Olga will be here, I just can’t see them staying away today!! At least I hope they won’t stay away!!!

  14. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    Pavel and Staal too!!

    lmao, Mako, Brashear didn’t have that much energy for a carebear stare!!!

  15. Cross Check, did you know that the older gentleman in the new Geico commercials — the adversiting exec — is Art Carney’s son?

    Where the hell is Kaspar, indeed?

    ilb, don’t carcillo in your diaper.

    Sally, sunshine in Buffalo? It isn’t snowing today?

  16. You’re just nervous, Mike. Beer yourself. And don’t overbeer. We need you to be coherent today. And not overly talkative:). No traffic!! I’m watching with you!

  17. I thought the rangers were dead a few weeks ago. So now the day has arrived. The dead cat stops bouncing!
    Sather please retire. Messier please hire Richter and Leetch
    into management. thx

    Fellow bloggers farewell!

  18. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    easily Mako!! and even deer in headlights is too strong… maybe puddin before the spoon hits it, if pudding could stare of course ;-)

  19. Funny story. So we were all out in our Ranger garb earlier, and we ran in to some Devil fans. It was a family all in devils gear. It looked like a gang war or something. A gang war that my family surely would have won, ;) but anyway, they come up to us in the middle of Kohl’s, the dad looks at me and goes, “Let’s go Rangers, but the only reason I am saying that is because I hate the Flyers, and I hate the Penguins for that matter too.” I kind of laughed at him, and then I said, “Yeah, thanks for helping us out the last time your team and the Flyers played.” He then laughed, and said, “If your team played like they are playing now all season, they would have been changeling for one of the top 4 spots instead of the eighth. I said, “Yup, exactly.” Anyway, he fist bumped and walked in out separate directions, but it just made me laugh, that everyone, EVERYONE, that is not a Flyer fan, HATES the Flyers. Ha

  20. Carp,

    Didn’t know that. Cool!

    I’m @ work so I don’t know how much of the game I’ll get to watch, but I hope that I’ll be able to check in every now and then, at least.

  21. Too late, Carp.

    We are going to crush the blog today, you know that? And I hope we do!

  22. the game is on the NHL Network for those outside the MSG viewing area.

    no center ice

    hopefully they will use the MSG feed

  23. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    nice headzo!!

    i hope you’re right TV, stuck with the flyers feed the other night. maybe i’ll have to mute the tv again and go with the radio cast

  24. quick break from my game duties as the cavs are beating up the magic.


  25. “And when some young guy he’d probably never seen before asked, “Are you going to address the team?” Tortorella had enough and stormed off.”


    off to bobby valentine’s to watch the game. LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!

  26. Was Bobby Granger the unknown guy?? Was he taping one of his dumb videos starring an unsuspecting Torts ??

  27. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on


  28. “Tortorella had enough and stormed off.”

    lol. Torts theme song should be “Stormy Weather” cuz he’s always storming off

  29. >>…So when he was asked if he had any thoughts on Kerry Fraser’s last game, he
    >>snapped, “No.”

    I hope you’re not the one who asked that question, Carp. The team is trying to earn a playoff spot in the very last game and the coach is supposed to be thinking about a referee’s retirement?

  30. “None. So when he was asked if he had any thoughts on Kerry Fraser’s last game, he snapped, “No.””

    ^Sorry I meant to cut and paste this for LULZ

  31. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on

    Boston just tied it – 3-3.

    You know since I gave CR that pic of Jagr he hasnt been back LOL

  32. Robin Williams: That’s not a Philly Flyer…It’s a coooo_____

    Death to Smoochy. Hilarious!

    Go Bruins! Shut out Ovechkin! Isles need to limit Crybaby to at least one goal, and Stamkos needs just one to take the league lead!

    Oh yeah, and GO RANGERS!

    I’d rather have Weise in there, but Boyle has played more games than him, so he’s the safer choice. Weise might have too much butterflies to play a game like this.

  33. Good afternoon all! I am so scardie nervous today….LGR! PLEEEEASSSSEEEE!

    Torts, I beg of you…nice, simple, understated neckwear today.

  34. btw, if any of you read The New York Times Sunday mag, there’s barf-inducing story of AO today. Not once do they call him Lurch…instead it said, “he sometimes resembles a genial caveman.”

    that is bush league.

  35. MAMA, how did u celebrate Averys big birthday yesterday? :)
    We put up nice pics in the boneheads fb and we all thought of u. :) Did u see his twitter pic btw?

  36. “Ooh, I just know that something good is gonna happen.
    And I don’t know when
    But just saying it could even make it happen.”

  37. no hirsuteness on

    I agree. why follow something that was a FISHSTICKS invention??

    no beards. don’t be an Islander

  38. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    but didnt he have that beard all season… he didnt just grow it for the playoffs right?

  39. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    and there they are, the beardless(cept for anderson lol) 1994 NY Rangers

  40. I think you might be right. I was a big Gartner fan so I always had a hatred for Andersen

  41. somerset says BOYCOTT THE BEARD !!! on

    I think Glen Anderson was born with a beard … He gets a Pass

  42. Seth (THE REAL ONE) on

    good afternoon all!!! lets get this done!!!!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    noonan, so we gotta hope it’s tied and then CLUTCHNESS scores with 7.7 seconds left in the game lol

  44. most all the great players over the years, you did not see them wearing a beard. Orr, Howe, Hull, Gretz, Messier, Beliveau, Lafleur, and Mario, who wore it as an owner, not as a player

  45. somerset says BOYCOTT THE BEARD !!! on

    Gartner and Richter were my reasons for becoming a Ranger fan. I was born a Flyers fan (i live in South Jersey) … please forgive me

  46. Duguay is dressed.. normally. Maybe he understands how important it is look nice for the game.

  47. somerset says BOYCOTT THE BEARD !!! on

    who can photoshop a beard on a baby with “Glen Anderson 7 lbs 6 ozs” as the caption??

  48. noonan. duh!!!! omg, Ok, i’m nervous too. but he’s still gross….blobmama!!!!! HAAAAAAA! That is so bad it’s hysterical!

    Krisy, I’ll have to check. was out later afternoon til later….

  49. Time for a beer and the TV. I am not as talented as the rest of you who blog and watch at the same time. I tried it and I read more than I see.


  50. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    disrespectful… just as bad as def leppard putting the Cup upside down onstage…

  51. Chopper, I’m with you. My compter and TV are in two different rooms (I know, I need a laptop) and usually run back and forth, but today I’ll only be here during breaks.

  52. Let’s go rangers! Not at a comp but I’ll be checking in hopefully! Season isn’t ending yet! Boucher will not beat hank in a must win!

  53. HockeymanRangers on

    Hey I am here, but probably won’t chime in to much. Don’t want to miss a play. Yes 1 goal already YES YES YES let’s do this, SHELLY SHELLY SHELLY.
    Hi Lindi, FYI sorry but every Linda I know becomes a Lindi. Who’s our wild card today?

  54. And This One Will Last A Lifetime on

    Bad bad period….but Henrik Great and we are winning.

    Now lets take this game over!

  55. I have said it before and I will say it again…get rid of the shootout…skills competition deciding who goes to the playoffs…does baseball decide by a home run derby or how about a field goal competition for football, maybe basketball could a a slam dunk contest…this is why the NHL is a sport that matters to very few.

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