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So I picked eight series, seven of which have begun already. And in six of the seven Game 1s, the team I picked to win the series lost. My only winner, Wancouver (as Esa Tikkanen might say) had to go to OT to win.

But I’ve always been a big believer, and stats bear me out, that the Game 2 winner wins the series. Keep an eye on that this year.

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Mr. Titleist got in the way yesterday, and today I’m working on a column, so no report cards still. I promise I’ll get to them — and I appreciate that some of youse guys have already done your own.

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I want to get something straight in black-and-white here. Some of the language is crossing the lines. So in addition to our regular banned vulgarities, I DO NOT EVER WANT TO SEE THESE WORDS AGAIN:

s—bag, d—–bag, d—–nozzle, or any variation of those. And I never, ever again want to see the V-word or any vulgar, slang synonym thereof.

Are we clear on that? I’m am very serious about this. I don’t care who you are, how often you come here, or how many times you might have gotten away with those words in the past. I mean it.

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  1. For your picks, Carp – the only one I was surprised with is that you chose Boston over Buffalo.

  2. Gift of GAB-orik (Vinny V) on

    Carp,

    I got some golf in yesterday as well… though i just hit a pitch and putt to tune up the short game…

    Can’t believe Washington lost… but i’m sure they’ll prevail.

  3. Gift of GAB-orik (Vinny V) on

    Jay,

    unfortunately for us i don’t think so… though if i could get my hands on a bus…

  4. Really CR9? See, this is what happens when life gets in the way. I simply don’t have the time to keep up with all the thousands of comments on these posts, and I miss some of the funny stuff.

  5. Hey, with regards to the language issue, I find it more amusing when profanity is replaced with words like carcillo and byfuglien

  6. ThisYearsModel on

    Good call Carp. My visits have become fewer over the past few months due to the juvenile behavior and language exhibited by some Boneheads. I don’t want my kids writing or saying stuff like that, so I surely am not interested in reading that in a blog that I have to choose to read. Thanks for addressing it.

  7. John Scott from minny would make a nice #7 Dman too,good for those philthy games.so hes number 2 on my wish list.

  8. good call Carp!I hear that Higgins kid is a local product,bring HIM here! hes sure to light it up in front of his family and friends!…..oh..um.wait..

  9. Thanks for addressing the language situation. Anyone violates this policy will get the Carcillo kicked out of them !
    First day back at work today. Not by choice either !
    But it’s 89 degrees here today in sunny AZ !

  10. as much as ive killed Torts,ive got to say he made some smart moves,and showed the ability to adapt that i didnt think he had in his skill set.
    Now if we can get him a personality transplant,or at the very least give him the”how to deal with NY media 101″ coarse that they give newbie athletes to th NY area,i almost,almost i say,look forward to a full season of him with a few more workable parts.

  11. I’d also go for Kotalik. You know, the guy who has thick forearms. Too bad he isn’t a UFA, but maybe if we give up some of our young guns (MDZ?), they may go for it. I heard he’s got a hard shot on PP.

    Good morning, Edzos!

  12. You also forgot that Kotalik is just a real “Professional” that is what I like about him. He is a “professional” through and through.

  13. Oh, yeah, may I propose to use the word milbury as a substitute for d-bag and d-nozzle. I think Mike fits the profile of both perfectly :)

  14. morg,
    What exactly were the smart moves that impressed you? Are you referring to the last few games only or the season as a whole?
    Not trying to argue, but I saw exactly the opposite. I though he lost the team as the season wore on, lost his composure, misused some players, overused others who didn’t deserve it, his mantra of accountability rang hollow, never really got them to play consistently with urgency and passion (something the should have been able to do despite their general level of talent), wrapped it all up by throwing the star forard under the bus at the end (whether or not he deserved it, I don’t agree with how he did it).

    Just saying.

  15. Guys, I don’t know if Torts is as bad as many make him out to be. Yeah, he can improve as a coach, but seriously, we can not be getting a new coach and new team every year. It is as simple as that. I don’t think he was bad enough to warrant being fired.

  16. P.S. I recently started coaching my school’s 5th and 6th grade baseball team. It is so much fun. If you ever get a chance to coach, on any level, it is a blast.

  17. GCBlue,i thought he started using a less stubborn game plan,seemed to use guys that were playing well,rather than forcing minutes on guys that he WANTED to play well,and i liked that he didnt tamper with the AA line when gentle ben Boyle came back….i was trying,stretching really to be positive about things(btw i would still like to pound him for the way he treats Sam,who i feel like a distant grandson of)

  18. Rivera in the background is PRICELESS! You can tell he wants to crack up. I am wondering if the laughter in the background is the media, the players, or both? Have you ever been in a situation like that where the media was cracking up, an or players?

  19. since i havent posted in a bit(tho ive been watching youse)id like to say i thought Voros accepting that fight with Lappy had a huge impact on the last game,gave the building life,which sucked the little,miniscule amount of life the Rangers had at that point,right outa them.not taking away from any of the other,main reasons we failed,but one reason i thought was overlooked.

  20. morg
    Sounds like you’re referring to the 8 or 10 games, in which case I agree with you. I’m looking at the season as a whole and although he was not given an all star team by any stretch, a coach of his caliber should have been able to produce better results. I give him a D at best.

    nasty,
    You’re right, can’t change coaches every year and I’m not saying he should be fired. But sometimes you know real quick that a coach, a system, a city, a particular team at a particular time, call it what you will, ain’t gonna work! All I’m saying/asking…..do you think he can do better with this team next year, considering that there won’t be another overhaul in the off season?

  21. dirtbag sounds good to me!!

    Kerry Fraser, while an excellent human being, is a dirtbag of a referee. ;)

    I joke, I joke….not really :)

  22. yes GCBlue,im sorry i ment to say that,yes the last 7-8.again im trying to make lemonade.and his end of the year interview(which i thank you for giving us Carp)was i thought a pathetic,doe eyed,”im sorry,pwease dont fiew me”sham.he should have accepted ALL the blame.

  23. MORG

    I never believe in that excuse. A team usually gets fired up at a teammate willing to fight, not the outcome of the fight. NYR was pure garbage that entire game, and V just tried to light a fire, but these losers couldn’t get fired up.

    To me, this was the worst Rangers teams I’ve ever seen. Even compared to the teams that i haven’t seen.

  24. out of my picks only three teams have won so far… Buffalo, ‘Nucks and Yotes.

    btw Carp… last year Rangers won game two, and then…SIGH

  25. sorta agree ORRsy,it seemed to me that Shelley and Prust were intentionaly avoiding stuff(when either of those 2 gave us a better chance of winning a fight thus quieting them and pumping up us)so im thinking Torts said “dont give the crowd any reason to get fired up”like he knew a fight that was even close would(and did IMHO)be.

  26. I find it quite embarrassing that a bunch of adults should be constantly reprimanded for using foul language.

  27. @morg: That’s a good thought, but I figured Shelley/Prust haven’t been fighting lately because sadly, they are now our 1st line.

  28. thats why you just have to get into the tournament, you just never never know….the canadiens played well last night and shut down ovie…i am 1-6 as well…refunds from MSG have begun i was told today i will get reimbursed by the end of next week for the 1st playoff invoice…then ill have a month off and ill get a 2010-2011 invoice in early JULY!!!

  29. A few acceptable bag prefixes, you can substitute for the unacceptable, in no particular order

    dirt, vacuum cleaner, garbage, paper, plastic, hockey,
    leaf, freezer, that’s not my, old, bat, shopping, tote, toiletry, diaper, it’s in the, Carcillo, travel, punching, gym, tea, hand, body, popcorn, burn, duffel, money, thermal, air, sleeping

  30. this is funny…

    my home phone just rang.. i picked it up… a female voice asked me “Is Edzo home?” LMAO!

  31. Morg, my list isn’t all alternatives, just some that came to mind. Bean and dime are also good choices.

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  33. I thought dirtbag was one of the many, many words Beninati used instead of “net”.

    “Backside Bullseye! Ovechkin nestles the biscuit in the dirtbag with a bomb from downtown! Right here with 356 ticks left in the middle stanza with the NHL on Versus!”

  34. i thought so Matty(not gonna bang your name up again)just wanted to add a couple of my favs.
    btw Howlings.com is where i stole that last bit from.

  35. Good morning, Carp! I’m hurting from the post-game celebration last night.

    Question, is orrhole okay? I don’t remember coming up with it, but I liked it when I saw it this morning.

    LMAO @ myself.

  36. “Good afternoon all! Didn’t anybody like my idea of using Hartnell, as in Hartnell you!! I thought it was pretty good :(”

    I thought it was good!!

    __

    And orrholes, LMAO!!

    __

    I am making a new rule on this blog, because Carp has allowed me to (dont tell Carp this!):

    Profanity is only to be used when talking about a referee or umpire from any sport, even cricket.

  37. Is it official Rangers policy to wait until the media has forgotten about them (which unfortunately doesn’t take too long) so the GM doesn’t have to give a season wrap-up?

  38. Wolf Pack having a garage sale? Need to clear space for delivery of more stuff from NY? Redden’s gear shipping out soon? Ah, one can only hope!

  39. Lone Wolf NYC on

    Torts should be fired for the Philly game in Jan. alone:

    a)I’ve NEVER seen a team allow their star player to be jumped and pummeled without any retaliation. And to make it worse, the only guy who stepped up (Avery) was benched by Torts in subsequent games for his actions…disgraceful. While the one who should have been benched for standing and watching the debacle (Girardi) was given a pass. Having pride in the sweater and tradition means standing up for yourself and protecting your star players…this is the responsibility of the coach to set the tone. Torts obviously has no clue on this concept. Listening to Drury after the game state “We went about it the right way by not retaliating…we need points”, made me sick to my stomach. Sometimes a single game becomes secondary to team pride.

    b) If there was ONE game all year that “waste” Brashear should have played in, THAT game was it. And Torts doesn’t suit him up…

    That ONE game demoralized the team for weeks after, and the team didn’t recover until Shelley and Prust were on the team and gave it some heart…but all too late since Torts had already set the “spineless” trend which allowed us to fall too far behind.

    For those who disagree, just check the team record from that game on Jan. 21 to the point where Shelley and Prust were on the team.

    I’m still waiting for us to stand up to Carcillo and teach him a lesson and to regain some of our dignity.

  40. I love days off, even if I’ve spent the day cleaning. :)

    Hawks/Preds game 1 tonight, eh? Go ‘Hawks!

  41. CR,i got you girlfriend ;) im not on FB.i thought that was for hooking up with girls you never landed in school.i hooked up with them all,i think.its all fuzzy…(shaved?)(sorry)

  42. Lone Wolf,next season Brah,next season,lol.Hopefully we meet philthy in the Pre Season,sick some echl dudes on Carcillo and Co.

  43. Jane McManus is on ESPN Outside the Lines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    She actually sounds professional!!!

    I thought unprofessionalism was a MUST for any appearance on ESPN.

  44. brashear’s stick, rarely used. brashear’s brain, rarely used

    etc etc

    mcsorley’s stick used on brashear’s noggin, priceless

  45. LONE

    Like i said yesterday, that was a *one* *goal* *game*, and we needed two points, clearly. Gabby did that to himself, he was the one who dropped the gloves.

    We should trade half the team for that game alone, not fire the coach. What’s he supposed to do, tell one of his guys to sucker punch Carcillo from behind like the Nucks coach supposedly told Bertuzzi?

    Take your head out of your poop loop, you’re not seeing the big picture of that game.

  46. Lone Wolf NYC on

    By comparison, what do you think Graves, Beukeboom, and Kocur would have done if another team goon jumped on Messier or Leech like that?
    Another reason why the 1993-1994 team are champions…and the 2009-2010 team are chumps.

  47. Just seeing the Time Machine on an HBO channel, and Guy Pierce is one hot piece of orr!!

    Deliciouso!

  48. ORR is right Lone,those guys you mentioned are smart enough not to do something stupid in a super important one goal game.

    But i agree with you that Torts has the guys scared to take a penalty,even a “good” one,cause they know they will sit all night,and that is a bull carcillo way to coach in a physical league like the NHL is supposed to be

  49. Lone Wolf, if I remember right in the ’94 finals against Vancouver, Sergio Momesso went after Leetch. Slashing him & challenging him to fight while the on ice guys were tied up in mini scrums. No one fought him because the Cup was at stake. You gotta pick your battles. Carcillo will get what’s coming to him.

  50. Lone Wolf NYC on

    Morg…ORR
    I just think you guys are underestimating the effect a game like that has on a team’s psychological make-up. This is proven by our terrible record for a long stretch after that debacle. They would have been better off retaliating right away, so what if you lose THAT game (we did anyway)and having some self-respect and dignity…If we did, I suspect we would have played better right after and the playoff’s would have been a lock.
    Sorry, I still think Torts needs to go for destroying the team ego…along with several obvious underachieving players.

  51. who cares if it was a one goal game?! we’ve been good on PK all season long… so why not break carcillo’s neck and take that penalty? Why now stand up for your star player?

  52. Carp,
    We’re still cool with carcillo as in piece of carcillo,
    or bunch of carp as in carcillo is a bunch of carp?

  53. Lone Wolf NYC on

    Tony…
    There’s a BIG difference between a Stanley Cup Final Game and a regular season game in January.
    I hope you are right…Carcillo needs to be taught a lesson.

  54. how bout vikingstad carp?? thats a good one!! “holy carcillo!!, cr9 just got got a big vikingstad right in his abdelkadering byfuglien”!!!

  55. Lone,agree 100% on the game when joe dirt carcillo thumped Gabby,no doubt,shoulda speared him in the guts,jumped him,or jumped miniBriere.

    the only way we were gonna get revenge in game 82,was if it was a 3 goal game going into the third,and again,with this coach,guys prally still woulda been to nervous to do something.

  56. theo, no, marc-andre on

    the biggest choke job in game 1 was ma Fleury. he was the reason that pitt lost. he was at fault on several goals. they scored 4 and that was not enough vs a mediocre sens team missing 2 of their top scoring wingers

    sure he came through in the finals last season, but not lately this year. he has been bad for the past several weeks

  57. Sigh. This is gonna be a loooong summer!

    Well all, mama’s heading out West for the week. Wish me luck in Sin City. I could use the dough :)

    And behave your hartnelling selves or I’ll give you such carcillo when I get back, you’ll wish for a newspaper on the nose!!!

    TA!

  58. Well yeah, technically all points in the standings are valuable, whether they’re in the middle of the season or, as we all saw, game 82 but there’s also a difference between a mid January regular season game and game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.

    Lone Wolf, you brought this up the other day and I provided some stats that showed the Rangers weren’t playing that well for a long time before that game. This was an issue for not just Gaborik but also Lundqvist.

    I think some of it stems from the drastic turnover that happens to the roster every year. As much as I think “chemistry” and “a strong lockerroom” are often times fluff statements made by writers and cliches spouted by coaches/players there is something to be said for going to battle with the same guys year after year and your willingness to stand up for someone that you’ve played with for a few seasons.

  59. LONE

    Key word is “*team*”. You said the difference between them is one is champs and the other are chumps. So, after saying that, how can you still blame Torts for that one game when you know the team is chumps.

    You can’t teach toughness, it’s either you have it or you don’t have it. How this falls back on Torts i just can’t know.

  60. If the coach has to tell his team to go and defend their star if he gets attacked by a goon, then the team is in deep carcillo. Not his fault. The team concept isn’t there.

  61. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    “i just wanna say that i love greg l, j bytes and chuck woolery!!!” – From Mike in ia.

    Aww thanks Mike!!! ….on that note , I love Zach Parise, Chico Resch, and Marty Broduer.

    Yo Cr9 , Your into a Crosby Sandwich!!!?? ewww that kid is still only 17!!! He as hot a the big lady on Acdc video’s a whole lotta rosie!!!

    WAKE UP CALL TO ALL FANS :

    Hockey players SMELL!!! They are rich but are self center ego-tistical maniacs. Only Sports people who are hot are Tennis hotties. Thats it!!

  62. TheREALMikeyNJ on

    Have fun in Sin City Mama

    Win some cash!!!

    Patrick Sharp – YES!!

    Hawks are realyl screwed though, 14 players and no cash left fo rhte rest of the team
    its this year or nothing for them cause they aitn gonna be able to afford thsi team next season

  63. no but when the players get benched for taking a penalty defending a teammate, then they likely won’t do it.

  64. Tony, I think you mis-remember.

    In Game 5, right at the start, Momesso hit Leetch and Beukeboom came flying in and got thrown out of the game.

    Yeah, Mama, we want every detail. Have fun.

    Staal, of course those are good. bull-carcillo. holy carp.

  65. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Hey Carpy, I ordered your book (paperback only) and it’s on the way, so as soon as i get it, I’ll send it off to you for your autograph!!

    Greg, a lot of NON athletes are self centered egotistical maniacs!

  66. What player got benched after defending a teammate? I don’t remember Dubi getting benched after he took that penalty defending Gabby.

    I don’t remember any incidents like that, besides the obvious selfish penalty resulting in a benching, like Del Z’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, which he was screamed at afterward.

  67. Doodie machetto on

    What the hell is the v word? Vandenbussche? Vanbiesbrouck? Valeri Kamensky? Vade Redden? Vandelay industries?

  68. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Doodie read Orr yeasterday.

  69. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    CARP . Rick , Carpinini ,The Carpster…Great Gazoo…I do have a problem with all the cussing going around . It’s the name substitutes that im refering too. Words like Carcillio ,byfugulin and other player name terms.

    The problem I see is that I DONT wanna be reminded of Carcillio , Byfuglin and any other NHL player name!! I wanna have just Ranger names as the words. Like Being prucha’d was great but now it may have to be lisened like you said earlier. Honestly…Id rather hear some old cuss word then someone saying Carcillo a thousand times a day.

    I bet Carcillio loves it!! He Feeds off of it. We are turning a bottom scum bag as a player who plays for the PHILTHY PHILLY team and were giving him “AIR TIME” ,, we mays well just add Local fan as a new phrase too.

    I hate Cacillio so much , the word Carcillio makes me wanna puke!! If I were Carp , Id ban the word Carcillio!!!!
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FLYERS!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! WE SHOULD BE IN THE PLAYOFFS!!! NOT YOU!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!

    Rangers , baby!! Yeah!!!

  70. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAN CARCILLIO!!!!!

  71. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Oh yeah ….I love Zach Parise, Chico Resch, and Marty Broduer.

  72. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    ” Greg, a lot of NON athletes are self centered egotistical maniacs!” -Linda

    Thats true!!! An althlete ,Rock star ,Movie star and tv celebrity can be just as arrogant too. Athelete have more of a “stage” to do it.

    Atheletes play every second day and get exposure alot more. Movie stars and rock stars only do shows here and there so an athelete is more in the public eye. Athelete constantly are noticed and giving out autographs were other celebs are hidding ( Megan Fox).
    Being a star like Derek Jeter or Arod is a everyday battle of signing ,saying hi and being friendly.

    The athelete probally feels like a god and his/her head swells pritty fast .Alot of times they believe thier own hype.Crosby probally thinks he Julious Ceasar or a pharoh or the fat little smiling bubba guy.

  73. iDoodie machetto on

    Can we still ban valeri kamensky? I’ve tried banning him from my memory without success

  74. Have fun in Sin City, Mama!!!!

    Always remember, if you see anybody with a Red Sox hat in the casinos, be wary of being ripped off by them!!

    Also, tell people in the casino you’re a Red Sox fan and they’ll find ways to give you money!!

  75. morg

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When he was a Yankee, I always loved Chien Ming’s Wang!!!!!!!

  76. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Is hard to know , whos serious and who knows.

    This bet is rediculasly insane.

    Orr , let this be a lesson. To you and too me.

    My lesson is ..Never bet on the Rangers ( BUt ya know i’d do it again)

    Your lesson is …even if you lose a bet and the guy says ya don’t have to do it…You do it anyways. You have too!!!
    Ok , so remmber that. Same time next season?

  77. “Virginia is nice and warm…state”

    Would you categorize it under dry or wet?

    ….

    it depends of course on time of the month…err… time of the year i meant! Dont hit me, Carp! :P

  78. Wait, I’m confused! Is “athelete” a new meaning of a v-word? Or are we using it instead of byfuglien? :)

  79. These report cards are so unfair. Does Torts ever get to do a report card on the media? Hmmm…

    *Al Trautwig* D- … Al, if you stay that side of the glass, I like you. I like you. But for the last time, stay the hell off the [Byfuglien] logo!

    *John Giannone* F … Get that goddamn thing out of my face, Johnny! You know the rules. One interview with Sully’s tie per week. That’s it. You’re a disgrace to the league.

    *Sam Rosen* Inc … I’m not talking about Sammy. I’m not talking about that. Next question.

    *Joe Micheletti* C … Another Italian?! Holy [Crosby], it’s like the [Byfuglien] Sopranos around here. Look, Joey’s grown a lot. Sometimes you can hear him grow on air. I know that. But he’s gotta get engaged. I’m not explaining that.

    *Larry Brooks* E … You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me, I’m a little [Byfugliened] up maybe, but you’re funny how, you mean funny like you’re a clown, you amuse me? You make me laugh, you’re here to [Byfuglien] amuse me? What do you mean funny, funny how? How are you funny?

    *Steve Zipay* B … Zip’s got some jam. He really brings it every night. You gotta like that. But he can’t be our best beat writer. He just can’t.

    *Andrew Gross* D+ … Am I going to address the team?! Seriously? That all you got for me? Get to the back of the line, junior.

    *Rick Carpiniello* C+ … You can’t have your top guys show up 15-20 games a year. You just can’t. It’s a crock of [Carcillo]. Carpy’s got some skills. But he just doesn’t think.

  80. WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I remember they kept mentioning his name during the Olympics, and it sounded like they were saying Awesome!

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. billybleedsblue on

    LW3H– pretty funny report card.

    It’s gonna be a long off-season. I’m so NOT into baseball anymore (like I used to be anyways)…ugh I guess I’m going to watch as much of the Debbies/Flowers tonight that I can stand…oh and good job Carp on trying to clean up the site…really no reason to be obscene. I always feel that keeping it clean is the way to go. Perhaps IRL I do have the occasional slip-up, but for the most part I really do my best to keep it above-board.

    Little story from the Rangers/Leafs game at the Garden on April 7th…

    I was sitting in the blue seats and there were 2 Canadians sitting directly across the aisle. I established some early banter (CLEAN) with them and we were having a good time going back and forth a few times. At some point in the 3rd, after the Leafs scored to make it 3-1, I said something like,
    “Good, I want this game to be a little closer so they (the Rangers) can practice for the Flyers. This is like a practice now, Let’s Go Rangers!”

    I can’t imagine this pleasing him too much, so he pointed out how bad the Rangers really are. So after that, I forget exactly what I said to the guy, but it was something like,
    “Hey, it could be worse, Kerry Fraser could be out there missing calls for ya!”

    This really upset him LOL and he came back with,
    “We won the Gold Medal!”

    I could tell by the look on his face that he didn’t illicit the response from me that he was hoping to when I said, “Yes, you did win the Gold. Canada was the better team in that game. They played really well.”

    Completely disarmed, this Leafs fan really had nothing else to say as I successfully diffused the situation. Then the Blueshirts scored again to make it 4-1. LOL. Try to get under MY skin in MY house with that weak attempt to ruffle MY feathers. LOL.

    Ugh. We are really no better than the Leafs right now, but the look on that guy’s face made things a little better. Kill ’em with kindness! Hehehe…

  82. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    YO CARP , ORR and CCCP are at it again!!!! Talk about almost crossing the line!!!! You guys are borderline getting banned!! HAHAHHAAA !!!

  83. Hey Greg

    Shut ur mouth you Hartnelling piece of monkeys carcillo. Dont be an orrhole you sick little Hartnell!!!

    ;)

  84. on break from work
    and quick look at the board
    and mighty funny thanks
    to LW3H for that “report card”

  85. tr you are damn clutch with your updates!! good job buddy.

    lw3h, that was awesome!! rivals a sather wrapup or clutchmobile report!!

    good late afternoon/early evening ilbzo!!!!!!!!!

  86. hes still small though? will he get a boatload from slats? hope he turns out liek a parise jr or even half of what he produces. better get a backup goalie and prry one of those european goalies from finland. they got them being custom made on an assembly line from there right now

  87. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    YO CR9 , You piece of Brashear you!!! Don’t go Avery on me and pull a Drury!!! Ill Voros you and then give you the Gaborik!!!

  88. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Btw , Thought I’d say for a third time…
    I love Zach Parise, Chico Resch, and Marty Broduer.

  89. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    I Love Mike in ia ,Ilb and Tony too!!!

  90. we should have female heads/blogettes appreciation night. for being carcillo kicking gals who love hockey!!! their husbands are some of the luckiest guys on earth!!

  91. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Carcillio BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Carcillo!!!!

    I HATE HIM like Cr9 hates Boston!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  92. I dunno… I see not much in Tortorella. Never did. He came in with bluster, and then made one continuous inept tactical move and player positioning after another, and they rarely worked out well at all. He overplayed people who were obviously coasting ( like Girardi and Redden,0 for most of the season, and then griped about them and their play afterwards, which led me to think, does this guy have an alter ego named Hyde?

    He played Roszival early on to exhaustion, while he was scootching up left and right, but gave the kids from Hartford only a quickie look see, even though some of them played quite credibly. I personally believe that he coaches too much from emotion rather than acumen. I could not stand Renney who was absolutely lost as a bench coach, but Tort is not much of an improvement. I know that there are better coaches out there to be had.

  93. wtf?? why would versus even have a vote like that?? theres no byfuglien wa that the ot rule should be changed to shootout!!! if it is im done watching this sport until bettmans gone and the rules are changed back. thats some bull carcillo right there.

  94. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    wow that was quik!!! GO SENS!!

  95. MIKE

    Sort of like Fluery, he needed a few seasons, and now he’s looking like a really good goalie.

    That was a heartbreaking loss for the Kings, they were an inch or two away from losing, until Luongo saved the game.

    I really hope the Kings win, they’re an exciting team, and the Nucks are just boring.

  96. So, Mihalek is out for the season, Cheechoo recalled from AHL and isn’t playing. That’s what Ottawa has left for playoffs from Heatley trade: nada.

  97. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Rangers should be here . This is stuiped!!! Watching other teams…

  98. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " I'll have another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    I thought about you too , CCCP but haunting me kinda kills it , ya know.

    BOOOOOOOOO other teams made it but the Rangers!!!!

  99. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Another round of Draft ..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    I wonder if the Penguins announcer had a hernia saying ” CROOOOOSSBYYYYYYYYY!!!!” made me wanna puke.

    What with this sea of white or a “white out!!??” Back in the day , teams like the Jets used to give out white shirts to make everyone white like the home jersey. Todays home jersey are not white , its dark. Todays “white out” is for idiots. Go Idiots , I mean Penguins.

    Crapitals are all losers and I hate Ov more then crybaby Crosbee!! Infact I dislike every team that beat the Rangers this year.

  100. Linda say SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    lmao Greg i was thinking the same thing! sounds like he was fighting a carcillo to get that out!

  101. this isnt the usual pens announcer though i thought. forslund is some other teams announcr. the pens guy is soo bad he gets all crazy when the pens score but acts like someone died if they get scored on. hes the most bias or one of the most. its just so funny how every other etams have guys that are pretty professional(not chico), but he just ounds soo down when they get scored on. and he is about tied with chico for biggest carcillohead/sore loser

  102. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Another round of Draft pick..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOO CARCILLIO!!!

  103. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Another round of Draft pick..plz !!! " … says Greg L. on

    anymore Carcillio and Im gonna Carp-puke all over my Pc.

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