The Cup quest begins … minus your boys

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So since we can’t do the second annual Paul Mara Memorial Boneheads/Festivus Playoff Beard Extravaganza Contest and Picnic … how about we have a little game to see who can best predict the first round of the playoffs?

Anybody got a catchy name for that?

I have a copy of “100 Ranger Greats” sent to me by co-author John Halligan just before he passed away. It will go to whomever picks best. I’ll ask youse guys for suggestions for the best possible tiebreaker in case more than one ‘Head goes 8 for 8, or whatever the winning number is.

And we’re not having a shootout, so just forget about that right now.

The rules: Pick all eight first-round series and the number of games, right in the comments section. Do it by 7 p.m. tonight. Whoever picks the most series correctly wins the book. OK?

Here are the Official Blogfather picks:

Caps over Canadiens in 5.
Devils over Flyers in 6.
Bruins over Sabres in 7.
Penguins over Senators in 5.
Sharks over Avalanche in 6.
Blackhawks over Predators in 6.
Canucks over Kings in 5.
Red Wings over Coyotes in 6.

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One of the good things about the Rangers’ elimination is that the great pro Sam Rosen will be doing some the Versus games instead of Cliche Machine Beninati.

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Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today.

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  1. Doodie Machetto on

    Also, some suggestions on tiebreakers for situations where the tied ‘Heads were less than perfect: whoever was closest on their wrong predictions. So first tiebreaker is to getting more right teams picked. Second tiebreaker is how many total games they were off by.

    If they are tied after that or if two guys go perfect… Maybe have everyone pick how many goals Ovechkin and Crosby have after the first round. Closest on total number of goals wins.

  2. Doodie Machetto on

    My picks:

    Caps over Canadiens in 4.
    Devils over Flyers in 6.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 6.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 5.
    Hawks over Preds in 6.
    Canucks over Kings in 7.
    Wings over Yotes in 6.

    Alternative predictions that don’t count: Flyers over Devils in 7, Avalanche over Sharks in 7.

  3. Wow, who knew Tortorella could show himself as even more of a nasty bully? Apparently, he didn’t do anything wrong except trust his players. His only mistake was not benching Gaborik enough. Otherwise he has no idea what went wrong. According to him, yelling in the locker room by players was what was missing this season. Pretty easy to blame “character” — that sounds bad, although it is a nice vague word that doesn’t really mean anything. The Flyers locker room is a mess, but it sure seems like they made the playoffs.

    The Rangers lost because they have no offensive plan. Under Renney they had no offense either, but at least they played defense. When the opposition comes with a hard forecheck, the Rangers have no answer. If the opposition smothers Gaborik, the Rangers have no answer. That’s been the case all season, and that has to do with the coach, not with their lack of sparkling personalities. Can’t imagine why the players hate him. Sounds like he believes the more he yells and blames others, the more it deflects from his absolute lack of coaching ability. Not buying it. Why is he still here?

  4. Caps over Habs in 5
    Devils over Flyers in 5
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Sharks over Avs in 6
    Hawks over Preds in 5
    Canucks over Kings in 4
    Phoenix over Wings in 7

  5. Who’s everyone’s playoff team? Mine has been the Wings since 95 (thanks to family in Detroit which is no not even there anymore!).

  6. And This One Will Last A Lifetime on

    Caps over Habs in 5
    Devils over Flyers in 5
    Sabres over Bruins in 7
    Penguins over Senators in 4
    Sharks over Avs in 6
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5
    Canucks over Kings in 4
    Red Wings over Yotes in 5

  7. Good morning Carp!, Redden is going to look to the future he is not pleased with his play -hahahahhahahahaha….

    My picks
    Caps over Canadiens in 5.
    Flyers over Devils in 6.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 6.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5.
    Canucks over Kings in 6.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 5.

    If it goes to a Shootout, I will take Redden, Drury and Brashear

  8. TheMessiah94 on

    My picks:

    Caps over Canadiens in 4
    Devils over Flyers in 6
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6
    Hawks over Predators in 4
    Canucks over Kings in 6
    Wings over Coyotes in 6

  9. my picks

    wash over montreal in 5
    devils over flyers in 6
    pens over sentaors in 5
    buffalo over boston in 7

    sharks over avs in 5
    hawks over preds in 6
    kings over canucks in 6
    wings over coyotes in 7

  10. Good morning, everyone!
    Yeah, thanks Carp, rub it in…

    Caps over Habs in 5
    Flyers over Devs in 7
    Crosbys over Sens in 6
    Buffalo over Boston in 6

    Sharks over Avs in 6
    Hawks over Preds in 5
    Vancouver over Kings in 6
    Wings over Desert Rangers in 6

    If anyone thinks I’ll remember what I said in 10 days, think again :)

  11. My picks:

    Caps over Canadiens in 4
    Devils over Flyers in 6
    Sabres over Bruins in 5
    Penguins over Senators in 6
    Sharks over Avalanche in 5
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5
    Kings over Canucks in 7
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 6

  12. Caps over Habs in 5
    Devils over Flyers in 7
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Sens in 4

    Sharks over Avs in 5
    Hawks over Nash in 6
    Kings over Canucks in 7
    Coyotes over Wings in 7

  13. Caps over Canadiens in 4.
    Devils over Flyers in 6.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 5.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 5.
    Hawks over Preds in 6.
    Canucks over Kings in 6.
    Wings over Yotes in 6.

  14. Caps over Habs in 5
    Flyers over Devils in 7
    Sabres over Bruins in 6 (despite all of the ref’s help of the B’s)
    Pens over Sens in 6

    Sharks over Avs in 6
    Blackhawks over Preds in 4
    ‘Nucks over Kings in 7
    Wings over ‘Yotes in 7

  15. Caps over Canadiens in 5.
    Devils over Flyers in 5.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 4.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 7.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5.
    Kings over Canucks in 7.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 6.

  16. James G(et Redden outa here) on

    Caps over Canadiens in 5.
    Devils over Flyers in 6.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 4.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 7 .
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6.
    Canucks over Kings in 5.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 5.

  17. Caps over Habs in 5.
    Devils over Flyers in 6.
    Buffalo over Boston in 6.
    Pitt over Sens in 5.

    Colorado over Sharks in 6.
    Chicago over Preds in 7.
    LA over Nucks in 6.
    PHX over Detroit in 6.

    I think I’ll go with underdog Colorado and Phoenix just to have a different entry than most people. We’ll see. Playoffs be crazy!

  18. My picks:

    Caps over mon in 5
    Devils over flyers in 7
    Buf over Bruins in 7
    Pens over Ott in 4

    Sharks over lanche in 7
    Hawks over preds in 6
    Kings over Van in 6
    Wings over Prucha in 7

  19. Well that’s just a depressing headline. Truthful, but depressing.

    My picks:

    Capitals over Canadiens in 4
    Flyers over Devils in 6
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Avalanche over Sharks in 7
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6
    Kings over Canucks in 7
    Coyotes over Red Wings in 7

    The West is always so unpredictable every year, why would this year be any different.

  20. It's about hockey on

    Caps over Habs in 6
    Devils over Flyers in 6
    Bruins over Sabres in 6
    Penguins over Senators in 6
    Sharks over Avs in 5
    Hawks over Preds in 5
    Kings over Canucks over in 7
    Phoenix over Wings in 6

  21. Caps over Habs in 5.
    Devils over Flyers in 6.
    Sabres over Bruins in 7.
    Pens over Sens in 5.

    Sharks over Avalanche in 6.
    Hawks over Preds in 5.
    Kings over Canucks in 6.
    Red Wings over Yotes in 7.

    Carp – if i win i’ll send you some $$ for postage to England!!

  22. Caps in 4
    Debbies in 5
    Buffalo in 6
    Pens in 4

    Sharks (don’t choke this year) in 5
    Hawks in 6
    Canucks in 7
    Wings in 5

  23. iDoodie machetto on

    I’m rooting for phoenix (go prucha!!) even though I’m picking againt them in the first round. If they get knoked out, I will be rooting for teams in the following order: San Jose, Vancouver, LA, Nashville, and Colorado. I will root against all other teams. If the west finals end up Chicago and Detroit, I will just hope for good hockey.

  24. My predictions:

    Capitals over Canadiens in 5
    Devils over Flyers in 6
    Sabres over Bruins in 7
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Sharks over Avalanche in 5
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5
    Kings over Canucks in 6
    Coyotes over Red Wings in 7

  25. Capitals over Canadiens in 5
    Devils over Flyers in 6
    Sabres over Bruins in 7
    Penguins over Senators in 6
    Sharks over Avalanche in 7
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6
    Kings over Canucks in 7
    Coyotes over Red Wings in 7

  26. Caps over Canadiens in 4.
    Flyers over Devils in 7.
    Sabres over Bruins in 5.
    Penguins over Senators in 5.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 7.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6.
    Canucks over Kings in 6.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 5.

  27. Carp, you can call it the First Round Bonehead blog Playoff (Race , pool, or challenge???)

  28. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    you know i have to be a little bit different! You guys all use this crazy thing called LOGIC. but I GOT A FEELING

    Caps over Canadiens in 5.
    Flyers over Devils in 6.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 6.
    Avs over Sharks in 6.
    Preds over Hawks in 6.
    Canucks over Kings in 7.
    Yotes over Wings in 6.

    go ahead, laugh all you want. I typically go for the underdogs. The Yotes Wings one was rough. And I am just picking the Sharks to do their annual choke job in the first round against my king of underdog team, the Preds!!

  29. Hi Every one.. My Picks are
    Caps over Habs…7
    Sabers over Bruins…6
    Sens over Pens… 7
    Hawks over Preds….6
    Kings over Canucks….7
    Sharks over Avalanche..6
    Redwings over Coyotes…7

  30. Caps over Canadiens in 4.
    Devils over Flyers in 5.
    Sabres over Bruins in 5.
    Penguins over Senators in 5.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 5.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5.
    Canucks over Kings in 6.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 6

  31. Monsieur Doo-gay on

    Fearless predictions:

    Caps over Canadiens in 5
    Devils over Flyers in 6
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Senators in 6
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6
    Blackhawks over Predators in 4
    Kings over Canucks in 7
    Coyotes over Red Wings in 7

  32. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    doh my bad, Sharks will do their choke job with the Avs, my friend Jamies team…. wow lemme rub the sleep outta my eyes!!

  33. TheREALMikeyNJ on

    Caps over Canadiens in 5.
    Devils over Flyers in 5
    Sabres over Bruins in 4
    Penguins over Senators in 7
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 7
    Canucks over Kings in 5.
    Coyotes over Red wings in 7

  34. say the tiebreaker is in the order of people suggesting a tiebreaker? haha I kid… how about everyone guesses how many total goals in the first round and the closest is the tiebreaker?

  35. Caps over Canadiens in 6
    Devils over Flyers in 5
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Avalanche over Sharks in 7
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6
    Kings over Canucks in 6
    Coyotes over Red Wings in 7

  36. Maybe also do a side column on how many OT games there will be?

    Carp/Laurel you got to construct a bracket or at least a spreadsheet to keep track of all these predictions.

  37. There are four teams I’d like to see get ousted ASAP – New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Detroit, San Jose.

  38. Caps over Habs in 5
    Debbies over Flyers in 6
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Pens over Sens in 6
    Sharks over Avs in 5
    Blackhawks over Preds in 5
    Nucks over Kings in 6
    Red Wings over Yotes in 5

  39. I’m not agood predictor as I had enve rlisin penciled in for 15 goals this season.

    But…

    Wayne Gretzky joins me & Jim on Bluehshirt Banter Radio tonight at 7 PM !

    Beside this Legendary guest.. Join us on a show that will allow Ranger fans to get it off their chest about who to blame for this years debacle of a season and serve as hockey therapist to vent your frustrations.

    See ya There !

    http://www.blueshirtbanter.com

  40. Linda, I like your picks!
    I wish I could pick the Yotes but I just dont’ see it…Detroit is just…
    experienced…

  41. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Thanks Staal. that was the hardest one for me Staal. I know the Wings will pull it off. I know I’m not winning any contest, I just picked the Yotes because it felt right lol.

  42. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    thanks to todays article on ESPN New York, i will always call Torts… BLUSTERY!!

  43. Picks:

    Caps over Canadians in 7
    Flyers over Devils in 7
    Sabres over Bruins in 5
    Pens over Sens in 6

    Sharks over Avs in 5
    Blackhaws over Preds in 4
    Canucks over Kings in 6
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 6

  44. Caps over Habs in 4
    Devils over Flyers in 5
    Sabres over Bruins in 5
    Penguins over Senators in 4
    Sharks over Avs in 6
    Hawks over Preds in 4
    Canucks over Kings in 5
    Wings over Yotes in 6

  45. Picks:

    (Bush-League) Caps over Canadiens in 6
    (Bush-League) Devils over Flyers in 7
    Sabres over Bruins in 7
    (Bush-League) Penguins over Senators in 6
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6
    Kings over Canucks in 7
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 6

  46. Wow, you guys are really expecting the first round to go long….hockey in July!

    I think the tiebreaker should be correctly guessing Josh’s age. I say 26.

    here’s my picks
    Prust over Malkin
    Hank over Hartnell
    Aves over anybody
    Springsteen over ACDC (that’s for you Linda!)
    Retiring rich early over working

  47. Caps over Canadiens in 4
    Devils over Flyers in 6
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Sens in 5

    San Jose over Colorado in 6
    Chicago over Nashville in 5
    Los Angeles over Vancouver in 7
    Detroit over Phoenix in 5

  48. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    i am not an acdc fan laurel.

    as for bruce, I know you love him. I luv ya girl so i will keep my not so pleasant views of him to myself and away from your eyes!!

    lmao Hank over Hartnell…. i think a hot steaming pile of horsecarcillo would easily win over hartnell!

  49. Caps over Habs in 4
    NJ over Philly in 5
    Boston over Sabres in 7
    Pens over Sens in 5
    Sharks over Avs in 6
    Hawks over Nashville in 4
    Kings over Vancouver in 7
    Yotes over Wings in 7 (Go Pru!)

  50. Caps over Canadiens in 5,
    Devils over Flyers in 7,
    Sabres over Bruins in 7,
    Penguins over Senators in 6,
    Sharks over Avs in 6,
    Hawks over Preds in 6,
    Canucks over Kings in 7,
    Wings over Coyotes in 6.

    My totally clueless guess! :)

  51. tiebreaker = bonehead who lives furthest from NYC..!!

    seriously though, the tiebreaker should be guess number of goals scored in entire first round or name the top points scorer in the first round

  52. Caps over Canadiens in 4
    Flyers over Devils in 7
    Sabres over Bruins in 5
    Penguins over Senators in 6
    Sharks over Avalanche in 5
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5
    Kings over Canucks in 7
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 7

  53. PLAYOFFS! PLAYOFFS? DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT PLAYOFFS!!
    Oh well, there’s still nothing better than the Stanley Cup
    tournament, even without blueshirts. My picks:

    Caps over Habs, 4-2
    Devs over Filthies, 4-2
    Cindies over Sens, 4-2
    Sabs over B’s, 4-3
    Sharks over Avs, 4-1
    Hawks over Preds 4-1
    Nucks over Kings 4-3
    Wings over Yotes 4-2

    Tiebreaker?? Leading scorer, Round 1-Tim Connolly, Sabres
    Another Syracuse kid…

  54. Caps over Canadiens in 4
    Devils over Flyers in 5
    Sabres over Bruins in 7
    Penguins over Senators in 5
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    Sharks over Avalanche in 6
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6
    Canucks over Kings in 5
    Coyotes over Red Wings in 7

  55. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    lmao Nor! ‘ the blustery Tortorella” that line just slays me! Now I have to think up a wrestling persona for hiM!!

    BANJ! no love for my preds!! SHEESH!!!

  56. Gonyrangers11 on

    Caps over Canadiens in 5.
    Devils over Flyers in 5.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 6.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 4.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6.
    Kings over Canucks in 7.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 5.

  57. Nor,

    Does that make Torts Rabbit? Grumpy and always yelling at everyone, it seems to fit.

    To fill out the rest of the gang:
    Pooh Bear=
    Piglet=
    Tigger= Cally(cause’s all over the place on the ice)
    Owl= Prospal (wise old player who has seen it all)
    Kanga=
    Roo= MDZ (youngest member of the team)
    Christopher Robbins=

    That’s all I could could come up with for now.

  58. Piglet = Ollie

    Christopher Robin = Aves

    Pooh Bear = Dubi

    Kanga = Dru for the way he bounces off the ice.

  59. Capitals over Canadiens in 6
    Flyers over Devils in 6
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Sharks over Avalanche in 5
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5
    Kings over Canucks in 6
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 6

  60. Sorry Linda, as much as I’d like to see the Hawks wait at least as long as we had to wait. I just can not see a Nashville upset. But I like dry rub ribs. Does that help?

  61. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    hey banj, you can watch the Havoc tonight! woo i am so excited they are streaming the game!

  62. I’m rooting for the Coyotes. But it’s not the same as rooting for the Rangers. The passion is missing but I have to cheer for somebody.
    BTW 85 dgrees in AZ today. Beautiful day for a hockey game.

  63. bull dog line on

    my picks,
    Caps,in 5
    Devs, in 5
    pens in 7
    Sabres in 5
    Sharks in 4
    hawks in 5
    Van in 6
    detroit in 4

  64. Devils over Flyers in 6
    Caps over Habs in 5
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Pens over Senators in 4

    Red Wings over Coyotes in 5
    Blackhawks over Preds in 4
    Avalanche over Sharks in 6
    Canucks over Kings in 7.

  65. Sure, I’ll watch some. I wonder why they’re not named after the space program (or what’s left of it):)

  66. Linda, I was hoping the recovery time would be faster. For some reason the pain meds keep me up at night & I’m not getting much sleep. Because I have 2 great kids I’m able to take a week off from work. I’m just starting to walk without the crotches, not well but I’m walking ! Thanks for thinking of me.

  67. Wow. I’m blown away by the response already. Let’s keep this friendly, OK, and not post multiple entrees under fake names.

  68. Those interviews were telling…. especially Drury. His comment on Torts always changing things, at a moments notice. That certainly does not build consistency or confidence in what you are doing. If that is true, he may not be the right coach for this team … I really dont understand how you can be that inconsistent. Its one thing to make adjustments in game, but its quite another not knowing what you are going to do on the next shift.

    OK – not smart enough to make all those picks. However, I will offer a prediction: the Sabres will be in the cup finals. The way Miller has played, and comes up huge in games, dont be surprised if they are playing for the cup in Buffalo come the end of May

  69. Sorry to hear that, Tony. I guess the consolation is you’ll be glad you had it done once you get through the hard part. Feel better, bro.

  70. Tony

    Hope you’re recovering nicely!!

    _____

    I see EVERYONE but TWO PEOPLE here were SMART ENOUGH to pick the Sabs over the scummy worthless Bruins. To those of you who did pick the Sabs, THANK YOU from the bottom of my AntiBoston heart!!

    My prediction(s):

    Sabres over Bruins in FIVE!!!
    Zdeno Chara loses spleen
    Tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuku Rask gets concussion!

  71. Doesn’t Drury have some kind of no trade clause in his contract? If so…then stop trying to trade him.

  72. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Tony, that’s rough, but thankfully your kids are there to keep things running smoothly work wise. I truly hope it heals up for you quickly,and that you can get some sleep!!

    Coach, here’s hoping that Blustery Torts ALSO learned some lessons this season and is more flexible next season. If being inconsistent in all aspects is what it takes, I am filling out my application now to become the next coach!

  73. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    good one BANJ, considering the Marshall Space Flight Center is about 7 miles away!

  74. Great News today!!

    Brandon Marshall traded to Dolphins! WooHoo!

    I heard rumors earlier in the offseason that the Patriots were tired of Randy Moss’ antics, and were going to trade Moss for Marshall.

    Thankfully, Josh McDaniels wasn’t interested in gifting one of the top 4 receivers in the league to his former team (a la Kevin Mchale, NBA)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. I go along with Doodie ..seems most rational. I do however think that there will be a few more 7 gamers.

    Wings over coyotes for one. Possibly Sharks win goes 7.

    Possibly Hakws over preds…but don’t quote me.

  76. Ha, Tony. Yeah, I should call you, “Tony from AZ, official shine box supplier to Rangers Report/Festivus Blog.”

  77. Caps over Montreal in 4
    NJD over Philly in 5
    Buffalo over Boston in 5
    Pitt over Ottawa in 5

    Wings over Coyotes in 4
    Blackhawks over Preds in 4
    Sharks over Avs in 5
    Kings over Vancouver in 7.

  78. Linda, I heard that back in the 60’s, Werner von Braun and the other German rocket scientists loved to play hockey, so they had Huntsville build them the first rink in Alabama. The Von Bruan Center Arena. (More usleless knowledge) :)

  79. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Hey Carpy, just an odd question but why should Hank only be relegated to talking about goaltending? I am glad he said what he did. Noone else had the testicular fortitude to say it, and we ALL saw it.

    We all see his frustration during the year with the way he’s left out there on some nights. He is the de facto leader of this team. I am sure he says stuff in ‘the room’, but hell, every once in a while this team needs a kick in the ass and an airing out, and if it’s from their most important player, so be it. These are grown men, they should be able to take constructive criticism and improve.

  80. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Crack of Noon Picks:

    Caps over Canadiens in 4.
    Devils over Flyers in 7.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 5.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 4.
    Canucks over Kings in 5.
    Coyotes over Red Wings in 7.

  81. Shoreyuken, because my books are nowhere to be found.

    Mouth, wow! How in holy hell did you score The Great One? Good luck with the interview. Please tell him I said Hi. Hope the Boneheads all tune in.

  82. Nor,

    Aves as Christopher Robbins? Intriguing. Hmmm…

    Ollie as Piglet. Of course! That one was obvious. DUH on me.

    Drury as Kanga. AHAHAHA. He’s the mother hen of the team.

    Dubi as Pooh Bear. D’awww. ‘Cept he’s not roly poly like Pooh Bear, but oh well.

    New one- Brashear as the Heffalump

    I know I’m forgetting a character here… Oh wait, Eeyore. Redden for him?

  83. Agreed, Linda. Henrik is basically the captain (the Derek Jeter) of the team. He’s the one that has to say something, and at the end of the season, there is no better time.

    IZZY picked the Sabres!! MANDLEBAUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. Linda, I think Tortorella was attempting humor there … because he doesn’t think Hank has any idea what’s going on within the system; he only knows how to stop the puck.

    But you’re 100 percent right. He is the captain and leader. One of the highlights of this whole season was the little streak they started following that home loss to the Isles, when Hank aired them out.

  85. Awesome to hear Sam is doing some games. Great news. My picks..

    Flyers over Devils in 7
    Pens over Sens in 5
    Sabs over Bruins in 5
    Caps over Canadians in 5

    Yotes over Wings in 7
    Avs over Sharks in 7
    Hawks over Preds in 5
    Kings over Nucks in 6

    Dreary makes a big-a pizza pie-a, Torts makes a severe angry face while reading the paper and taking a dump, and Voros falls out of bed only twice during the night, and once while getting out of bed to check up on Hank, Aves, and Gabby.

    These are *solid* predictions.

  86. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    they are actually renovating the VBC. the allman brothers are playing there next month i think. Whodda thunk Huntsville Alabama would be a hotbed of hockey! lmao I guess I moved to the right southern city

  87. Linda, Amazon says the books are there, but do they actually have them?

    One more thing about the King. Nobody on the team cares as much as he does, from top to bottom. Nobody takes the losses harder or more personally, and nobody accepts more blame.

  88. Linda – yes you are right; the books *are* still on Amazon. I just bought the “Nightmare om 33rd Street” book about a month ago…

  89. Because of my knee I’m not going to the Coyotes game tonight. Coyotes vs Red Wings in Phx is like going to a Ranger/Devils game in NJ. Way too many Wings fans in Phx & they have more fans then the Yotes. But at least it’s a sell out.

  90. If a drury falls in the forest does he still try to shoot from his knees on

    Caps over Canadiens in 5.
    Flyers over Devils in 7.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 4.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 5.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6.
    Canucks over Kings in 6.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 4.

  91. Carp – the books are still there (at least when I bought about a month ago). It was not from Amazon directly, but through a third-party seller on Amazon…

  92. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    lmao Carpy, this is hilarious:

    “because he doesn’t think Hank has any idea what’s going on within the system; he only knows how to stop the puck.”

    i think we’ve pretty much SAFELY established that there was NO SYSTEM this season lol ;-) Don’t forget kids, we determined yesterday that Redden is a hologram

    It’s a sad state of affairs when your goalie has to fight HIS OWN GUY off from sitting on top of him. (FIM, Redden and Rozsi at different points during the season lol)

  93. Carp, always meant to tell you, but can’t remember if I did. I have your books and they are fascinating reads, especially Nightmare. What a look at a dysfunctional team and organization. It’s sad to realize that you could have written almost the same thing about this year’s team.

  94. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination joke of the day.

    President Obama recently had a series of nights where he was having trouble sleeping. Late at night he would sneak out of the White House and go walking through the streets of Washington. One night he found himself outside the Lincoln Memorial, so he went in. When he saw the Great Emancipator’s Statue he started talking to Lincoln. “Mr. Lincoln, you also were a wartime President. Many of the US citizens were against you and your policies. Your popularity was very low, and there were many threats on your life. How did you cope with all this? Can you give me some advice? After a short silence Lincoln spoke. “Don’t go to the theatre…”

  95. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    LI i better order mine soon! it would be ridiculous if i didnt have carpys books after all this time!

  96. Carpini

    Can you delete that cotton-headed ninny-muggins comment about my true love, JAROMIR! I dont mind the other comments, but any comment about my JJ is intolerable cruelty!!!

  97. UpstateRanger on

    Washington in 5
    New Jersey in 5
    Penguins in 5
    Sabres in 6
    San Jose in 5
    Chicago in 6
    Los Angeles in 7
    Detroit in 6

    Go Sabres…Go Kings

  98. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Carpy, if i send you your books when I get them, will you autograph them for me????

  99. Good article, Carp. I have a feeling that you deliberatele avoided the speculation as to who Torts meant when he said about the need to clean up the room.

  100. going off subject here for a sec
    but there was something interesting that i noticed
    in the post with Christensen quotes:

    “Then coming here, it was kind of up and down at the start, but once I got going a bit, working with Slats on a few things personally, I just started to feel better and started to have some belief in myself, and I think at times during the year I proved that I could play with some pretty good players.”

    interesting that he mentioned “working with Slats on a few things personally”

  101. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    jpg, nor found out that slats, in his spare time, is a life coach. he will be getting his own reality show in the fall.

    laurel, i was trying so hard not to mention tony’s typo, it needs to go down in bonehead lore!

  102. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Here it goes…

    Caps in 5
    Flyers in 6
    Boston in 7
    Pens in 6

    Sharks in 5
    Hawks in 5
    Nucks in 6
    Wings in 6

  103. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    NorthCountryRanger April 14th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Call it the Olli Jokinen five hole challenge.

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

    There ya go Carpy! I love that!! Great job North!

  104. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    in case anyones interested:

    TSNBobMcKenzie

    Ottawa puts Jonathan Cheechoo on re-entry waivers and Phx’s Joel Perrault and Bos’s Dany Sabourin clear re-entry waivers. 5 minutes ago via UberTwitter

  105. Linda, of course.

    ilb, I didn’t do it on purpose. I don’t know. But I sure could venture a couple of guesses, and I’d bet that they won’t be here in September.

    Sorry I missed the imposters, but Laurel’s got her sheriff’s holster on lately.

    jpg, I wanted to ask him what he meant by that … but then Lundqvist or somebody came into the room and I had to move on.

    I will tell you that Sather is a guy who really provides a lot of help to a lot of people in times of trouble, all behind the scenes.

  106. Fun contest, Carp! Here are my picks:

    Caps over Canadiens in 4.
    Devils over Flyers in 6.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 6.

    Avalanche over Sharks in 7.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5.
    Canucks over Kings in 6.
    Coyotes over Red Wings in 7.

  107. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    CR, he’s probably make you smile lol

    Yea Duker almost totally out on the limb with me!!

  108. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Thanks Carp! and are you trying to make us feel bad for our Sather vendetta???

  109. That’s very kind of Slats. Unfortunately, he aint helping the only thing that matters to millions of fans, our hockey team.

  110. as much as i criticize the guy for what he’s done as a GM
    i’ll give him credit for what he does “behind the scenes” for players’ personal lives.

    gotta be fair.

  111. Orr, Drury as Eeyore. That is brilliant. Never crossed my mind. That would make what, Voros as Kanga. Hmm..

  112. Carp, when I win you will have to sign the book for me to differentiate it from the one my G/F already got me!

    Picks coming shortly..

  113. My Picks:

    Caps Over Habs in 5
    Devs Over Flyers in 5
    Pens Over Sens in 6
    Sabres Over Bruins in 4

    Sharks Over Avs in 5
    Hawks Over Preds in 4
    Wings Over Coyotes in 6
    Canucks Over Kings in 7

  114. Yeah, way to go Thrashers. Let the big horse escape from the barn, watch your stripped-down team fight for a playoff spot to the final week of the season, then fire everybody. Idiots.

  115. TheREALMikeyNJ on

    Off Topic

    But does anyone know when the renovations of MSG are goign to start?

    I thought it was this summer, but is it next year?

  116. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Don’t You Enver Lisin…who are you??? I gotta say, i did a quick listen to the music, will listen fully later, but, pretty good!!

  117. TheMessiah94 on

    The Coyotes lease agreement with the city of Glendale was approved, so it looks like they’ll be staying in the desert. But they’re proposing to change the name to the Glendale Coyotes or Arizona Coyotes. Glendale Coyotes?!?!?! Yuck!! No offense Tony!

  118. Caps over Habs in 5
    Pens over Sens in 5
    Devils over Philly in 4
    Bruins over Sabers in 7
    Sharks over Avs in 4
    Hawks over Preds 4
    Wings over Coyotes in 5
    Kings over Canucks 7

  119. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    i am going to LAUGH at all of you when the Preds win that series…LAUGH I SAY!!! ;-)

  120. no offense taken Messiah. They want the named changed to the AZ Coyotes for the same reason the Cardinals changed their name from the Phx to AZ Cardinals. Trying to get fans from outside the Phx area. Tucson, Flagstaff etc. But the Glendale Coyotes ? That’s like the Newark Devils !

  121. Chris Says SELL SELL SELL on

    Caps over Canadiens in 4.
    Devils over Flyers in 7.
    Bruins over Sabres in 7.
    Penguins over Senators in 4.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 5.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5.
    Kings over Canucks in 6.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 7.

  122. Washington over Montreal in 5
    New Jersey over Philadelphia in 6
    Buffalo over Boston in 6
    Pittsburgh over Ottawa in 4

    San Jose over Colorado in 5
    Chicago over Nashville in 6
    Los Angeles over Vancouver in 7
    Detroit over Phoenix in 6

  123. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    NYR,my powers of facebook persuasion did not sway you to go out on the limb…sigh!

  124. TheMessiah94 on

    Remember when the Devils were rumored to move to Nashville in the mid-90’s? They could have been called the Nashville Line Dancers, or the Nashville Bootscooters!

  125. Caps over Canadiens in 4
    Flyers over Devils in 7
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Pens over Sens in 6
    Sharks over Avs in 7
    Blackhawks over Preds in 5
    Canucks over Kings in 6
    Wings over Yotes in 5

  126. hey even the Manhattan rangers sounds kind of silly…right? maybe more accurately the greater new york city metropolitan area rangers?

  127. Sorry Linda, Nashville will not win but I think they will give them a fight.

    The bottom teams in the East aren’t good enough for an upset lol. I do like LA though!

  128. Habskis over Capskis in 7
    Devilskis over Flyerskis in 6
    Sabreskis over Bostonskis in 4 (Got it, Carp?)
    Ugly mouth breathing wobble birds over Senators in 5

    Bigfoot over MAKO in 5
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6
    Kesler over Kings in 7 (Brown’s gonna put up a fight!)
    Zetterburger over Prucha in 6

    I have NO idea what I’m talking about.

  129. TheMessiah94 on

    According to TSN, Jose ThreeOrMore left practice today after getting hit by an Ovechkin shot on the arm. I really want the Caps to win, since I will not be able to stomach watching Cindy win again.

  130. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    sally went partially on the limp with me! THANKS!!!.

    KESLER!!!!!!!!!!
    i love the phrase ugly mouth breathing wobble birds..aka team genetic mutation!

  131. wicky (in Prust we Trust!!!!) on

    ok, so no way I am reading all the posts from the last few days since the philly SO loss, but I did read all the posts by carp, and thanks Carp for the info, great work!!

    christensen as eeyore???

    predictions

    Caps in 5
    Sens in 7 (the russian hammer kills crosby)
    Bruins in 7
    Devils in 6

    Kings in 7 (tough call two of my fave players burrows vs jack johnson)
    Wings in 6 (at least we get to see a white out again)
    Hawks in 5
    Sharks in 6

    Interesting about cheechoo….for half the salary.

    I think we need to part ways with lisin, olli, pap, and prospal (i like him but….) up front for sure and maybe EC. I am mixed about dubi and boyle, both have showed good spurts, but depending on who we get, they may need to go. resigning shelley and prust go without saying. If we could add a number one centre like brad richards or marleau perhaps and then a guy on the wing like holmstrom or similar, then let everyone else young and current fight it out for a couple of positions.

    on d, R and R need to be gone along with maybe girardi and/or gilroy and some bangers need to be brought in badly. I have a feeling slats still wants souray, he better be thinking volchenkov!! We have no physicality in the minors, so bangers need to be brought in from outside the organization. Ericsson is ok, i’m neutral on him on as a 7th guy.

    Get hedberg as the back up….enough said!!!!

    AZ coyotes would be much better actually!!!

  132. Good move by OV. He knows if Theodore is playing, they have no chance. Varlamov is in by default :)

  133. all i want to see is bruins vs sharks in the finals. that way, we can determine once and for all who will win the most epic battle in the history of existence: Bear vs Shark.

    Oh yeah, I am a bear guy. shark would get beaten badly!

  134. Hey Carp,

    My picks are:

    Caps over Canadiens in 4
    Flyers over Devils in 7
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Avalanche over Sharks in 7
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6
    Canucks over Kings in 6
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 5

  135. Toothless Goon over Gomer “this isn’t rock bottom” Clown in 5.

    Marta the diver over Hartnel Spaniel in 6.

    It’s Miller Time over CR9-ners in 6.

    Polish Kielbasa Lips over AK27 in 6.

    Trading Places (Heatler) over Avalanche in 6.

    Hawks over Preds in 6.

    Canucks over Kings in 7.

    West Side Rangers over Wings in 6.

    I’m looking forward to see what Kovalchuk is all about. Last time having a big time Russian winger (anyone remembers Mogilny?) worked out pretty good for the Debbies.

  136. In my dream scenario, the Sabres face the Pens in the conference finals and Miller stones Crybaby Crosby to avenge the USA vs Canada game.

    Won’t make predictions (as you know a gal wouldn’t want to jinx her team) but there could be much wackiness in looking at the match ups… don’t be surprised if the Caps struggle or even fall to Montreal. The Caps only tough division competition was the Thrashers and I believe two of their three games vs Montreal were shoot outs.

  137. joey, not if they fight in the water.

    CCCP, Canucks? Who are they?

    Mess, is that good news or bad news for the Caps?

  138. wicky, Christensen isn’t as depressing as Drury when he speaks. He’s just quiet/shy, so he doesn’t really fit as Eeyore.

  139. I remember Mogily on the Devils and he wasn’t Mogilny of the Sabres the year they won in 2000. He was much better the year they lost to Bourque’s Date With Destiny.

    Kovalchuk I think is going be asked to do more than Mogilny was back then. Yes, Mogilny was a top 6 forward but the core of those Devils teams were built on the blueline. The Flyers could certainly do to the Devils what they did to the Rangers in their last game or they could be the same up and down team that had them on the verge of missing the playoffs due to a shootout. Man for man the Devils defense isn’t particularly skilled and they had just as much offense as the Rangers did this year. Their big edge is obviously in net in terms of consistency, but Boucher showed that on occasion he can match the goalie at the other end.

  140. ok ok carp…give a minute here to think…geez!! :P

    I picked AK27 because i like that name… I didn’t rename most of the western teams because i haven’t been following them much…but like I said… just a moment plz!

  141. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    BuffaloGal, that is a great scenario! Oh the sweetness of Miller stoning hot dog lips.

  142. some snippets from Brooks’ column. I cannot disagree with a word of what is in these few paragraphs. that is why more of the same next year is not fun to look forward to. I give them all an F for this season and for next season too because it is obvious that no change will be made in running the team. Sather, Torts and Dolan will still be in charge. thus, it is not fun when hope is stifled by a complete trio of mgmt blunderheads, the owner, the GM and the coach.

    —————————————————————–

    from Larry Brooks—

    Let’s not sugarcoat this. The Rangers get an “F” for the season. That applies to the front office, the coaching staff and the playing personnel.

    Glen Sather has held the general manager job for nine seasons, during which time the Rangers have won two playoff rounds and have failed to qualify for the postseason five times. There is no reason on Earth that Sather, who is one of the truly good-hearted people in the game, should have the lifetime guarantee a largely clueless Jim Dolan, the owner who is either loyal to a fault or unable to admit mistakes, has given him.

    John Tortorella’s last two full seasons behind an NHL bench have resulted in finishes of 30th overall with the Lightning in 2007-08 and 21st overall this season. He has a small-market mentality, does not understand at all what New York is about and is a professional bully who has earned the enmity of nearly everyone with whom he has come into contact.

    I do not believe a coach can win in this league by creating an environment of underlying tension, or by constantly screaming at players, or by changing line combinations every five minutes, or by obsessing over players staying out of the penalty box at the expense of protecting teammates, or by trying to win with two forward lines.

    It does not, though, on the day after the Rangers’ playoff dream died, appear that either Sather or Tortorella is going anywhere, unless the GM decides on his own to step away from the operation.

  143. Caps over Canadiens in 5
    Devils over Flyers in 6
    Sabres over Bruins in 5
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Sharks over Avalanche in 5
    Blackhawks over Predators in 7
    Canucks over Kings in 5
    Coyotes over Wings in 7

  144. Tortorella should be ashamed of throwing all his players under the bus with vague yet derogatory comments. Why doesn’t he just come out and say, “It’s not my fault, I told them to score more.” 5th graders could have put together a more insightful post-season analysis than we heard from the head coach.
    And still no appearance from Sather or Schoenfeld? They don’t see a need to speak to their fans?

  145. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    kc, they were prevented by the organeyezation from speaking to the media yesterday, that gag order could still be in place today

  146. my picks

    flyers over devils in 6

    sabres over bruins in 5

    pitt over sens in 5

    sharks over avs in 4

    hawks over preds in 7

    kings over nucks in 6

    coyotes over wing in 7

  147. TheREALMikeyNJ on

    CCCP:

    Today was the dealine for sather to retire or get fired per your inside source right?

    PLEASE let it be true, even if your joking, jsut let stahre go one way or the other

  148. A revised version… Specially for Carp

    Toothless Goon over Gomer “this isn’t rock bottom” the Clown in 5.

    Marta the diver over Hartnel Spaniel in 6.

    It’s Miller Time over CR9-ners in 6.

    Polish Kielbasa Lips over AK27 in 6.

    Trading Places (Heatler) over Avalanche in 6.

    Taxicab Confessions (also, Hoss-terical) over Preds in 6.

    Ghosts of ‘94 over Kings in 7.

    West Side Rangers over Datsyuk the Jeweler in 6.

    Cheesy.. I know…

  149. TheREALMikeyNJ

    right… the time was set until midnight tonight… i was not joking i just copy and pasted what was written by the source guy. i hope he was right too.

  150. You’re in the dog house, wicky.

    Nobody on this blog picks the Bruins to do anything but fall flat on their faces.

    Capiche?

  151. The gag order on Sather and Schoeney is verrrrry intriguing to me. Makes you wonder what is going on behind the velvet curtain.

  152. Caps over Canadiens in 4.
    Devils over Flyers in 7.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 6.
    Avalanche over Sharks in 6.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5.
    Canucks over Kings in 6.
    Coyotes over Red Wings in 7.

  153. MickeyM-

    I can’t agree more. How can you not address the media as the GM of the NY Rangers!! Its a disgrace!! The only sliver lining is that maybe something is brewing!! Maybe Glen Sather will be gone. One can only hope.

  154. KC-

    I can understand alittle during the year but u can’t hind after the season is over. You have to give the fans something!!

  155. Carp Agree with all your picks except the Devils & Boston series. See upsets in 7 for both the Flyers & Sabres

  156. The Queen of England holds more press conferences than Glen Sather. Who exactly does he think he is?

  157. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    you guys forget that DOLAN pulls the strings. If he doesn’t want Count Yeticula or Schoeny talking yet, what can they do???

    and in his entire reign of error, has slats talked to the NY press more than 3 times a season??? he’ll jabber away with the Canadian press, but we could probably count on two hands how many times he’s talked to the NY press.

  158. Makes you wonder what is going on behind the velvet curtain.

    ***

    A lot of money counting and cigar smoking?

  159. Torts needs something to do this summer besides think of ways to off Redden. Doing that all summer will give him angina. I propose he takes on the Mets managerial job. He already has experience is dealing with underperfoming players, so it’ll be a breeze for him.

  160. Bring back Prucha on

    Caps in 4
    Devils in 6
    Buffalo in 6
    Penguins in 5

    SJ in 7
    Chicago in 6
    Kings in 7
    Phoenix in 6

  161. Mystic name Reijo Ruotsolainin…The most marvelous skater among players I’ve ever seen in my life ( and that covers a LOT of time), but it didn’t work for him in the NHL because there was no there there when it came to playing NHL hockey.

    He could make Gomez look like a beginner on the ice. Absolutely effortless and amazing speed.

  162. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    thanks for that memory fran. that kid was like buttah when he skated! smooth like a good whiskey!

  163. Washington over Montreal in 6
    New Jersey over Philly in 5
    Buffalo over Boston in 7
    Ottawa over Pittsburgh in 6
    Colorado over San Jose in 6
    Chicago over Nashville in 4
    Vancouver over Los Angeles in 6
    Phoenix over Detroit in 6

  164. Washington in 5
    NJ in 6
    Buffalo in 7
    Pitt in 5
    San Jose in 6
    Chicago in 4
    Detroit in 5
    Vancouver in 6

  165. fran, Amen. Also a wicked hard shot, stunningly so for a little guy. Do you remember the game in Boston Garden when Herb Brooks put him on the wing with Pavelich and either Hedberg or McClanahan and turned him loose? It was amazing to watch him on that tiny ice surface.

    Before the high glass and now the netting, he used to fire them up into the pressbox at MSG, and we’d all scramble (or in some cases lick our wounds) and you’d see him and Beck at the points laughing before the next faceoff.

  166. Caps over Canadiens in 5.
    Devils over Flyers in 6.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 4.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6.
    Kings over Canucks in 7.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 6.

  167. all the fire sather posts in the world will not affect Dolan one bit. what will make him sit up and take notice is if season ticket holders told him they will cancel their season subscription UNLESS he fires Sather. if enough season ticket holders did that, then he would have to listen. but, that will never happen. most ST holders are too non-confrontational to do that, so nothing will ever change.

  168. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    slightly off topic…

    this is to the great photographers we have here who go to games…

    if any of you guys have a nice pic of FLAVAH and are willing to share…

    met_giRL@Hotmail.com

    and i thank you in advance. it’s for a project

  169. Lone Wolf NYC on

    I love the way Tortorella just threw everyone under the bus when it was officially over…but he’s as much to blame as anyone.
    Let’s face it, the season was over when they let Carcillo pummel Gaborik while everyone watched and never retaliated (except Avery)…and Torts thanks him by benching him in subsequent games. Torts needs to take more responsibility for the lackluster play for most of the season. Obviously, the team didn’t buy in to his system.
    The only good thing that was done was picking up Shelley and Prust, which did change the team dynamic and gave it some heart…
    That being said, I still think we have a good nucleus (Staal, Duby, Cally, Henrik, Gabby), but I don’t think Torts should be the coach…not very impressed with his “blame” game style.

  170. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Blustery Torts has an obsession with buses. He wants to fight brooks at one, he threw just about everyone on the team under it at some point during the season except for Captain Excellent…maybe he has a job with the MTA in the offseason! HOLY CARP, imagine getting on that bus and seeing his ‘anger’ face in the morning! No thanks, i think i’ll walk today

  171. Linda, he also wants players to take the bus not limos. You’re on to something there — he might be good at the MTA.

  172. Capitals in 5
    Devils in 7
    Bruins in 6
    Penguins in 5

    Sharks in 5
    Blackhawks in 6
    Canucks in 6
    Red Wings in 6

  173. >>Let’s face it, the season was over when they let Carcillo pummel Gaborik while everyone
    >>watched and never retaliated (except Avery)…

    Oh please, that’s utter nonsense!

  174. the Glendale city council approved the bid of Jerry Reinsdorf, but turned down the bid of Ice Edge

    the team will only cost Reinsdorf $103 mill, and he will be able to sell the team after 5 years for no less than that $103m, if certain conditions are not met

    Also under Reinsdorf’s plan, the facilities district would pay the NHL up to $65 million over three years. In addition, a reserve account would be set up to cover operating losses of up to $25 million a year with a maximum $100 million over seven years.

    also, the team has to change the name to either the Glendale Coyotes, or the Arizona Coyotes

    iow, the NHL, and its other teams and fans, have helped subsidize Reinsdorf’s sweetheart deal to get a hockey team with few risks and downsides in the deal for him.

  175. TheMessiah94 on

    Somewhere I have a Rangers program from a game in the mid 80’s with Routsalainen on the cover. At the time, my piano teacher’s husband went to the game & he met several players at a bar afterwards. Anyway, he got autographs from several players, and somebody drew glasses and a mustache on Reijo’s picture. My teacher gave the program to me because she knew I was a fan.

  176. >>Linda, he also wants players to take the bus not limos.

    I agree with him on that front. Players in this organisation don’t know anything about hardship; they get treated like royalty. They need to be less comfortable off the ice so they can play with more anger on it. Do you ever see Devils players smiling? Hmm, I wonder how they travel to practices and matches.

  177. So Buttman’s oops excuse me Bettman gets another one of his buddy’s a team & for less than the ice edge bid hmm. Okay now he’s probably working on keeping the Thrashers in Atlanta.

  178. Lone Wolf NYC on

    JBytes – So, you think it’s utter nonsense? Take a look at the Ranger team record after that game…

    Sometimes having pride in the team and sweater, and standing up for your teammates is more important than one single game…
    Torts should have remembered that as we were embarassed that day…and done something about it. Things like that ruin a team pyschologically. Don’t underestimate the affect of that kind of stuff…

  179. Hey Linda,

    I rarely post on here but last year my name was “if the SJO fits” and I posted a lot more frequently. I’m more of a reader than a writer on this blog, but I REALLY appreciate your feedback on my music. The link is for my band that I play drums for, so feel free to add us on myspace or Facebook. The name of the band is “Challenge Accepted” and we play all over the NYC area. (Cheap plug on a hockey blog, I know). Thanks again, I’ll try to post more here, lol.

  180. >>JBytes – So, you think it’s utter nonsense? Take a look at the Ranger team record after
    >>that game…

    Do you think you’d be bringing up that incident had the Rangers managed to score ONE more goal last Sunday?

  181. A well earned victory by the HP umpire over the Yankees today. Cheap calls here, cheap calls there, cheap calls everywhere.

  182. Lone Wolf NYC on

    >>Do you think you’d be bringing up that incident had the Rangers managed to score ONE more goal last Sunday?

    All I’m saying is…that incident damaged the team psych enough where we lost many subsequent games that were obviously the difference in not making the playoffs. If you look at the team record right after, it was terrible and Gabby was not the same after the pummeling. We didn’t become respectable, and Gabby didn’t become himself until after Shelley and Prust were on the team…they injected some pride, heart, and a willingness to stand up for teammates.

  183. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    i remember you SJO!!! once i catch my breathe from that insane alabama heatstroke walk i just did, i’ll give another listen. i think i did more work in that 40 minute walk than Redden has done in 2 years, anyone think Count Sathula will toss me a sweetheart deal?

  184. San Jose in 5.
    Chicago in 5
    Vancouver in 6
    Detroit in 4
    Washington in 4
    Philthy in 7
    Buffalo in 6
    Carcillosburgh in 4.

  185. Rangers high watermark of the season was 7-1-0 (Oct 17).

    Their lowest was 25-26-7 (Feb 4).

    So an in between record of 18-25-7 or 43 of a possible 100 points.

    The Philly game started a 5 game skid, where beforehand they went 17-18-7 or 41 of a possible 84 points.

    So while the Philly game precipitated a mediocre season turning into a poor season, the team was already playing like carcillo for about half the season already.

  186. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    4 days a week with a boot camp! that’s nuts. My fiancee used to run a bootcamp like class at a gym in NY he worked at, would not even LOOK in the room!! He’s freakin brutal!

  187. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Sjo, i just brought your band up on the boneheads facebook for everyone to give you a listen

  188. My picks
    Caps over Canadiens in 4.
    Devils over Flyers in 7.
    Sabres over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 6.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 4.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5.
    Canucks over Kings in 6.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 4.

  189. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    as you know, i joined the thrashers and preds fan stuff to get presale opportunities for game tix and concert tix. anyway, here’s a letter from Thrashers management regarding their moves. Imagine getting something like this from Dolan! i know its long and sorry, just thought it was interesting to see how other organizations reach out to the fans instead of taking them for granted, and yes, we all know atlanta has more seats than fans, but they try lol
    ********************************************************

    The 2009-10 season had many high points and some thrilling games, but ultimately we fell short of our playoff objective. As we begin the next steps towards achieving our ultimate goal of a Stanley Cup championship, we have elected to restructure our hockey operations staff, including the promotion of Don Waddell to President and Rick Dudley to General Manager. Collectively, we decided that we would not retain Head Coach John Anderson and Assistant Coaches Randy Cunneyworth, Todd Nelson and Steve Weeks, all of whom we thank for their dedication and contributions to the organization.

    After a year of contributing to the hockey operations staff, and assessing the team and organization, we are excited to have Rick assume control of hockey-related activities. We are extremely confident that he will do an outstanding job of guiding us to the next level. Don has been an important part of this organization since its inception and in shifting his focus to concentrate primarily on all business aspects of the organization, will continue to play a vital role for our franchise.

    Rick Dudley has been pivotal in building highly successful hockey teams, including most recently the Chicago Blackhawks. He has nearly 40 years of experience and is very well-respected in the hockey community for his expertise in evaluating and developing talent. He will immediately begin the search for a new head coach and will oversee all preparations for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. Although we all are disappointed at not participating in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, we are excited about our future and will continue to build on the team’s strong core of young players with the goal of creating a competitive and successful squad that will make our fans proud.

    On behalf of the entire organization, I’d like to thank you for your continued support as we enter a new era of Thrashers hockey.

    Bruce Levenson and Michael Gearon

  190. chuk schreier on

    EAST:CAPS in 6: Canadiens steal one in first 2 games and get one at home
    Devils in 6: Flyers give them trouble but Kovalchuk wants a big time contract
    Sabres in 4: Bruins cant score regularly now theyre playing Ryan Miller good luck with that
    Penguins in 5: split first two but Penguins buckle down and get abck to playoff form

    WEST: Sharks in 6
    Blackhawks in 4
    Canucks in 6
    Red Wings in 6

  191. Caps over Canadiens in 5
    Devils over Flyers in 6
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Penguins and the refs over Senators in 5
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6
    Predators over Blackhawks in 7
    Canucks over Kings in 6
    Coyotes over Redwings in 7 (my heart pick)

  192. Caps in 4
    Devils in 6
    Sabres in 5
    Pitt in 5
    SJ in 5
    Chic in 6
    Vanc in 6
    Detroit in 5

  193. Caps over Canadiens in 4.
    Devils over Flyers in 7.
    Sabers over Bruins in 5.
    Penguins over Senators in 5.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5.
    Canucks over Kings in 6.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 6.

  194. Caps over Canadiens in 4.
    Devils over Flyers in 6.
    Sabres over Bruins in 7.
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6.
    Hawks over Preds in 5
    Canucks over Kings in 6
    Wings over Yotes in 5.

    wings are gonna be dangerous

  195. Jonathan Frohlinger on

    Caps over Canadiens in 6
    Devils over Flyers in 4
    Sabres over Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Sharks over Avalanche in 7
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5
    Canucks over Kings in 6
    Coyotes over Red Wings in 6

  196. carp, trust me. the bear vs shark battle has a special area that only can be created in our minds. It’s 3 feet of infinite water, just enough for the shark and bear both to have enough attacking abilities. this is definitely an argument we need not get into! Bear wins! :)

    yet, I have the sabres beating the bruins…oh well.

  197. Playoff Picks

    CAPITALS over Canadiens (six games)
    DEVILS over Flyers (seven games)
    SABRES over Bruins (six games)
    PENGUINS over Senators (five games)

    SHARKS over Avalanche (six games)
    BLACKHAWKS over Predators (five games)
    KINGS over Canucks (seven games)
    COYOTES over Red Wings (seven games)

  198. Caps over Canadiens in 5.
    Devils over Flyers in 6.
    Sabres over Bruins in 5.
    Penguins over Senators in 5.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 5.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6.
    Canucks over Kings in 7.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 5.

  199. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    CCCP, it’s like the commercial with michael kay and ‘glen, long time listener!”

    LMAO@ that link CCCP!

  200. i should have also added
    that although those are my picks
    i’ll be happy
    just as long as pens, devs, flyers get eliminated.
    GO REST OF THE TEAMS!!

  201. If you listen very very carefully,
    you can hear Glen Sather slinking out of town.

    If that’s not bad enough, there’s the other problem.

    He might come back.

  202. Caps over Canadiens in 5.
    Devils over Flyers in 6.
    Sabres over the Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Senators in 5.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 7.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 6.
    Canucks over Kings in 5.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 6.

  203. billybleedsblue on

    Carp, the bus is running, but nobody’s behind the wheel…

    Predictions:

    Caps in 4.
    Flyers in 6.
    Sabres in 5.
    Penguins in 5.

    Avalanche in 6.
    Blackhawks in 4.
    Canucks in 5.
    Red Wings in 6.

  204. Caps 4- Montreal 1
    NJ-4-Philadelphia 2
    Buffalo 4-Bruins 1
    Pittsburgh-4 Senators-1

    San Jose-4 Colorado-2
    Black hawks-4 Nashville-2
    Vancouver4- Kings 1
    Detroit 4- Phoenix-0

  205. Liza from LA on

    Thank you to everyone who predicted the Kings coming out on top. I know I’m only on here occasionally and I’m not necessarily a Rangers fan, only a mild supporter, but I expected a little more from you guys!

    Especially you Linda! Haha.

  206. The Fightin' Amish on

    Caps over Habs in 4
    Devils over Flyers in 7
    Sabres over Bruins in 5
    Pens over Sens in 5
    Sharks over Avs in 5
    Black Hawks over Preds in 5
    Canucks over Kings in 6
    Coyotes over Red Wings in 7

    As far as my playoff team… gotta go original 6 with the Black Hawks.

  207. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    LIZA!!!!!!!!!!!! oh damn i had that backwards!!!!!!!! i cant change it now cuz that would not be fair, but i honestly meant Kings in 7!!! oy vey!!!

  208. Caps in 5
    Devils in 7
    Buffalo in 6
    Penguins in 6

    San Jose in 5
    Chicago in 4
    Canucks in 7
    Red Wings in 7

    Let’s go Blackhawks!

  209. Liza from LA on

    Linda! Of course you can change it, the series doesn’t start until tomorrow! My boys won’t disappoint!

  210. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    i cant change it up here though, that would not be fair to everyone else!

  211. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Too many people are using a couple different names. New People should not count.

    Here mine Carp , good luck in looking at ’em all from everyone!!

    Caps over Canadiens in 6.
    Devils beat Flyers in 4. Sweep
    Sabres beat bruins in 7.
    Penguins over Senators in 5.
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6.
    Blackhawks over Predators in 4. sweep
    Canucks over Kings in 7.
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 4. sweep

    Good luck everyone , just to let ya know Im awsome at this!!!

  212. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    i just realized Krispy posted earlier!! yikes

    Greg, seems like some ‘first time long times’ today eh

  213. Caps over Canadiens in 4
    Devils over Flyers in 6
    Sabres over Bruins over in 5
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Sharks over Avalanche in 6
    Blackhawks over Predators in 5
    Kings over Canucks in 7
    Red Wings over Coyotes in 7

  214. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    NO OFFENCE TO ALL NEW POSTERS, We love new people here but WHERE WERE YOU WHEN OUR TEAM NEDDED YOU??

    WAKE UP CALL TO THE FOLLOWING NEW POSTERS:

    Del,KFuller.madcat,its about hockey,Monsieur Doo-gay ,nyr49er ,ross,hershfactor ,Gonyrangers11 ,Duffy16 ,evan,If a drury falls in the forest does he still try to shoot from his knees ,UpstateRanger ,PunkedPuck ,Mike R ,Mike Santos ,matt j, Andrew,Brad, serakk, chuk schreier ,Don J,sa,Jonathan Frohlinger ,Brian,NL,Ely,The Fightin’ and Amish.

    Half you guys could be fakes , and it takes probally 3 -4 days to be a bonehead, gezzzee!!! Sorry but anyone I listed , maybe next year!!

  215. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Rangerkat is on the list too now.

  216. You've been Sathered on

    Caps in 5
    Devils in 6
    Sabres in 5
    Pens in 5
    Sharks in 5
    Blackhawks in 5
    Kings in 6
    Coyotes in 6

  217. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Cr9 , I ONLY wanted him gone if we are gonna do the 3 – 5 year rebuilding plan.

    I want Hank to stay but if everyone wanted to Tank , Having Hank is no way to Tank. Hank is a player ya cant have on yer team if you wanna tank. He wins too many games for us to be at the bottom.With Hank and Sather , we stay medeocure.

  218. Renney's Rascals on

    Hope I’m not too late!!!

    Caps over Habs in 7
    Devils over Flyers in 7
    Sabres over Bruins in 5
    Sens over Pens in 6

    Avs over Sharks in 7
    Hawks over Preds in 4
    Kings over Canucks in 5
    Wings over Coyotes in 7

  219. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Whewwwww , I knew ya were kinda teasing but I had to make sure it was loud N clear.

    Go Rangersssssss!!! Hmm where are they now?

    Hank- soaking in a tub of chocolate reading GQ

    Staal – At home watching tv , saying no , not another cup for my brother!!

    Delzotto – In the bar with his buddies ( snuck in with a fake id)

    Gaborik – At the massuesse , getting his groin rubbed while he watches the game.

    Avery – Sitting on his couch , painting his nail and yelling at the tv ..” Nice save Fatso!!!”

    Drury – playing parcheezzy with his wife muttering , ” Im not lettting the playoffs ruin my vacation”

    Redden – Gazzing through wedding photos …Dam I look good in that suit!!

    Rozi – On his Pc , trying to GOOGLE where Jagr is…where is the big guy??

    Go RANGERS!!!!!!

  220. Actually, Avery is sitting here next to me, completely NEKKID!!

    We’re painting each other’s toenails!!

  221. ZzZz, LOL.

    Linda, that’s a WTF, all caps, boldfaced and underlined.

    CCCP, I suspect we may have Boneheads entering the contest more than once, with the fake names. But I can weed them out, just like Torts.

    People are picking the Kings. Didn’t they fold after Gretzky left?

    Orr, if you win I’ll try to get you some whiskers. Or another appropriate prize.
    Joey, that reminds me of a comic I saw in the Sunday funnies a couple of weeks ago. Two bears in a stream tearing into a couple of salmon they just caught, and one says to the other, “does this taste fishy to you?”

  222. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yo Carp, when I win that great book ..make sure ya sign it!!!!!

  223. Another shameless band plug!

    Hi guys, check out the solo album from a very good friend of mine, Rogerio Jardim, drummer from Infected Mushroom solo project / Midraj 2 – Time to Change. Rogerio recorded everything by himself from start to finish with some great drums and vocal work! You can find the album everywhere online

    Here is a link to iTUNES (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/midraj-2-time-to-change/id348356785) or get a signed hard copy at RogerioJardim.com

  224. Caps over mtl in 5
    flys over devils in 6
    buffalo over Boston in 7
    Pitt sweeps sens in 4

    Sharks over Avs in 6
    hawks over Nash in 5
    Canucks over LA in 7
    detroit over Yotes in 6

    Even though the coyotes deserve the cup.
    Hope not too late!

  225. Yes they do, LW.

    No awkward silence from me, Lev. U must be jealous that I get to paint the toenails of a nekkid Avery! ;)

  226. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    I know my days are counted , yer dark little secret will be heard one day!!!

    Its burning my eyes..

    I knew CCCP would be comming …after me , take them away from me!!!!

    In my dreams Freddy. This song has official haunted me dude.

    Don’t hurt me , I will tell ya what I see!!

  227. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Hmm where are they now? ( Boneheads)

    Momma – Out walking her lovely animals and then snuggling on the couch to the Sean Avery biography on CNN.

    Cr9 – In his robe hanging out with Sean Avery as they both paint thier nails. …ummm.

    Linda –

    Carp –

    Fill in the blanks.

  228. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    yea CR, after all this time i finally broke down and have read the first 3.

  229. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    it would be so awesome if the earth opened up and swallowed these two teams to the seventh level of hell!!

  230. Linda, i’m watching pens-sens cuz its the one thats in hd even though its on versus

  231. Hmm, I just realized that I should root for all the top seeds to advance in case the Bruin advance. So, Let’s go Pens!

    LOL Linda, Avery has me reading the first Twilight book to him while he paints my toenails, and were both nekkid!!

  232. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Carpy, sorry i put that vision of larry king in your brain. wow, women are sure screwed up!

  233. DID anyone read that scumbag John Boston Buccigross’ article for ESPN.

    He said that Ryan MIller and Tuuuuukka Rask are the 2 best goaltenders in the Eastern Conference!!!!

    He left out FATSO, and the 3 time Vezina finalist LQ!!!!

  234. we both love Edward, because he’s brooding like us, and looks like a metrosexual.

    But we also both admire Jacob, because he is the rock hard body and stunning good lucks (Jaromir) of the Twilight series.

  235. No, Linda, he said they finished 1 and 2 in GAA and Save Percentage, and are the top 2 goalies in the East.

    But the idiot doesnt realize that they have better defenses in front of them than Henrik.

  236. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    gotcha! i havent read it yet. sometimes i just can’t take anything espn

  237. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Carp how ’bout…

    The Annual Bonehead “first playoff round ” Book give away.

    sounds catchy when ya say it a few times.

  238. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Thing is , ya have to give away a book every year.

  239. Orr

    LOL

    Her too!! I think there are some naked pictures of her on the net. I could be wrong. She is Unbefugginlievably hot!!!

    By the by, I’ve never read the books, and only watched the movies because a friend forced me to. Im not that GAY!!!

  240. CR

    Who do you think you’re talking to? I have those pics saved on my PS3, ahaha. She has cute little chesticles.

    LIN

    It scares me too. I don’t know why i like the movies. Once those Ashley Green nudie pics came out, i decided to watch Twilight, cause i was bored, and it wasn’t that bad. I’m not hooked like all these Twilight freaks, but it’s a movie that i didn’t mind watching.

    That being said, I’m not gonna wait in line to see the movie. I’ll probably wait a month after the new one comes out so i can avoid these psychotic fans.

  241. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    lmfao CR!!!! i’m dyin!!

    Greg….

    NorthCountryRangers came up with a great name earlier…i hope carpy uses it, it was outstanding!

    here it is:

    The Olli Jokinen five hole challenge

  242. SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    Pens back within 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  243. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    my friend is going to lend me the first two when I’m ready to watch em. yea, i cant stand being in a theater with 14 year olds with their hormonal screeching!

    NOR and Mako, you be quiet!

  244. Orr

    Twilight was pretty decent. The 2nd movie was Teeeeeerrrrrible!

    I also love Peter Facinelli (sp?)!!!

  245. It’s funny to think of Jenny Garth as “milfy” isn’t she only like 35? Orr you must be very young. lol

  246. MAKO says GO CAPS GO on

    Hmmm I’ll give it a whirl

    Caps over Canadians in 5
    Flyers over Fatso in 6
    Bruins over Bruins in 7
    Sens over Cindy in 6
    Avs over Sharks in 7
    Blackhawks over Nash in 5
    Kings over Van in 6
    Red Wings over Prucha in 6

  247. I don’t care who beats who, I’m a NYR fan.

    But the sooner Phi, Caps, Pitt and the Devils are gone, the better.

    Cancel Cablevision NOW!!!

    Get Directv or Fios, F-Dolan!

  248. playoff update on

    the home teams are not looking so good tonight. and Fleury in Pitt and Kovalsuck in NJ both were awful tonight

  249. MAKO says GO CAPS GO on

    WOW that looked like it went it.

    Chris
    I actually like Buffalo. I just think the B’s are going to beat them….Its going to be a great series.

  250. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    can kovalchuk be held pointless for however long this series goes? sorry cccp

  251. MAKO says GO CAPS GO on

    Linda

    I would LOVE to see that! I wonder who he’s going to sign with and how much he’s gonna get.

  252. I want Buffalo to get swept. Lindy Ruff needs to be fired. Then…Ruff = Rangers Coach = Profit!

  253. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    fatso lumbers over to the bench, looking for his biscuits and gravy

    40 seconds left

  254. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    devils with 6 forwards on the ice…somewhere Blustery Torts neck veins are pulsating!

  255. MAKO says GO CAPS GO on

    GAME OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO EAT A CAKE AND HUG A MONKEY MAAAAAAAAAAARTY!

  256. Orr, she probably is that old and she is a Mom. I always had a lil crush on Fox’s Brian Austin Green so I guess that makes me a cougar. lol

  257. Matt K says FIRE DOLAN! on

    Is it just me, or do the Rangers just collapse every time you have faith in them?

  258. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    marty’s fillin up on the bearclaws! using his best nancy kerrigan voice… wwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

  259. MAKO says GO CAPS GO on

    He has left overs in his braces =P

    No offense to anyone who has braces. That was meant for fatso!

  260. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Matt, the fried twinkies are on the way!!

    Thanks Nor, yea, Zza Zza, elizabeth taylor, and me!

  261. MAKO says GO CAPS GO on

    I’d like to see Phoenix win their home opener & PRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCHA get a goal! Good luck kiddo!!!!!!!

  262. I’d never really seen him I guess, but now that I’ve given him a gander I say thumbs up! lol

  263. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Devil lose , Philthy Philly wins , boooo!!!

    I love Zach Parise, Chico Resch, and Marty Broduer.

  264. Matt K says FIRE DOLAN!!! on

    BTW..apparently Sather had a deal for Stamkos last year but the GM vetoed the trade because one of the co-owners didn’t agree with it. It was going to be. Stamkos for Any 2 of Callahan, Dubinsky, Del Zotto, Grachev. Imo, i would’ve been fine as long as they didn’t take Del Zotto. He’s the next Mike Green/Paul Coffey.

  265. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    I love Zach Parise, Chico Resch, and Marty Broduer.

    Geeze , only one more time today…

    This bet is killing me , all week I have to do this!!!!

  266. Matt K

    old news dude! there was no deal… it’s like me and Carp agreeing on firing Sather… we can agree on it it but in the end…well in the end we get bubkis!

  267. Matt K says FIRE DOLAN!!! on

    Im just making a point. Sather isn’t a bad gm as far as trading goes. He just sucks because he over pays for 3rd line centers who aren’t clutch anymore, and 3rd pair defense men who live off playing with a 7 foot giants. *cough cough*

  268. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Rangerkat , Didn’t ever see you post thats all. Linda says yer in , yer in!!!! Passion , ahhh awsome to have ya around!!!

  269. MAKO says GO CAPS GO on

    Good fast paced, intense game PHO / DET. You know, just like the Rangers LOL

  270. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    oh btw …I love Zach Parise, Chico Resch, and Marty Broduer!!!

  271. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yes , Linda.

    No I don’t Mako.

    CCCP …yer lovin this I know it.

    Kinda embarrassing .

  272. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    you should wanna kill the Rangers for making you lose the bet! ORR is blameless!

  273. SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!!!!!!!!!!

    Phoenix tied up!

    I must have been out of the loop, but HOW did Phoenix get home advantage of the Wings.

    What seed are the Wingies?

  274. Let’s see, you have:
    Korpikoski
    Prucha
    Morris
    Gomez
    Dupuis
    Samuelsson (if he plays)
    Savard (if he plays)
    Betts

    Any more? I’m sure there are.

  275. MAKO says GO CAPS GO on

    Wings scored 2 – 1. Look at ALL the shots Dmen. 3 goals from Dmen. Just like the Rangers.

  276. No problem Greg and thanks. I didn’t post often over the season, but I followed y’all as often as I could.

  277. How could I forget The Beard?

    Honestly, with Mara in the post-season could we have done the contest?

  278. Sather had a deal for Stamkos, of course he did.

    Since when does a GM who doesn’t speak to the media (outside the MSG ‘bullshit’ bubble) year after year after year suddenly speak to the media?

    About a player on another team no less?

    Apparently when the GM wants to show his dimwitted owner how hard-working and dialed in he is.

    Glen Sather is the biggest fraud in the history of New York sports executives.

  279. Has anyone mentioned Marc Savard???????????????

    Oh wait….

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  280. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    WOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!! hockey with bite!! hooooooowwwwwwwl
    My Havoc take game 1 of their championship series and we’re supposed to go to game 3 on saturday!!

  281. Please…there was no deal… Sather spoke to a guy who couldnt even hold players jockstrap w/o permission… so Sather looks even dumber by tell us he had a deal in place.

  282. If people think Gabby is bad, Kovalchuk is another guy who will disappear when the lights of NY shine on him!

    Dont want him.

    Not another terrible contract.

    Let’s get rid of our current terrible contracts.

  283. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Thank you ORR for relieving me of my duties. BUT I did lose.
    I lost and Now I have to deliver.

    You said ” Alright, I’ll take that bet. If NYR makes the playoffs, no Fox talk until her next flick, but if they miss the playoffs, you have to say “I love Zach Parise, Chico Resch, and Marty Broduer” three times a day, for seven days in a row.”

    Today was day one. I made the bet and will back up my talk.

    Dammit.

  284. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Trust me , I don’t wanna do it. I have to do it or I’ll be labeled a sham.

  285. I know I’m too late but i predict these upsets:

    Colorado in 6
    Kings in 6
    coyotes in 6
    Flyers in 6
    Senators in 6

  286. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    If Coyotes win … wont that sour us Ranger fans? We did dump these guys for peanuts. It would be pritty sad if our castoffs take home the prize.

  287. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Playoff 's have this empty feeling !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Bruins are an original 6 team. The team had Bobby ORR and Phil esposito at the same time!!! Boston with Ray Bourque was a class organization.I dont care in the slightest about the city or the baseball team. Im talking about the Boston Bruins. The Bruins have been throught tough times. That organization is due. I dont like how Kessel was turned into a #2 pick overall and maybe a first next year. Makes me sick..yes. BUT If you are mad at the Bruins…it maybe goes behond the Hockey team, mine does not.

  288. Greg

    You know I love ya, but CLASS ORGANIZATION??????

    PUHHHLEASE! The Bruins are among the biggest pieces of feces in the sports world. They are anything but class. They are not due for anything. If they failed for another 200 years, that wouldnt be enough tough times for them.

    Original 6? Please!! There were obviously better cities suited to be an ‘original 6′ team, they just got handed it as always.

    Dont fall prey the way others do.

    They are deserving of nothing but misery.

    Who cares about Bobby OrrMcHale or Phil EspoLarryBird.

    HATE BOSTON!!

  289. btw, they just had Darren Dreger on NHL on the fly, and Dreger said that he thinks that Sather will move upstairs, and that Doug Risebrough will work with Messier in running the team

    Risebrough did a lousy job in Minny btw

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