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OK, so he’s 5-7, not 5-5.

It appears that Mats Zuccarello-Aasen will be a Ranger. He’s 22. He plays the off-wing (I like that, and don’t ever get why more left shots don’t play the right side, and vice versa).

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Apparently there is some technicality with his transfer rights that might mean he can’t be signed, officially, until after the World Championships (the most mis-named championship in sports, since most of the best players in the world are playing for the real world championship, the Stanley Cup, at the time).

Andrew Gross has reported that Marc Staal will play for Canada, and that Artem Anisimov is on Russia’s preliminary roster and Brandon Dubinsky and Matt Gilroy will play for USA.

Speaking of Gilroy, as we said on the earlier thread, Zuccarello-Aasen is kind of the same sort of gamble: None. Worst that happens, he goes to Hartford. Best that happens, he comes out of camp with a job, and cost nothing but money.

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  1. At least MZA has a two-way contract, unlike Gilroy, which makes him less risky to the Rangers from a financial standpoint.

    What happens if today’s NBC game goes into overtime? Screw the old golf players, I hope.

  2. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    Repost

    Noremry -LMAO I like how the other mascot carries on while his comrade has a broken neck

    ORR- Cheerleading and Dance Competition on MSG+
    I think you’d be all over this.

  3. Thanks ilb & everyone! I’m still getting over how much fun the last game was! I’d never been to a playoff game before and it was just ridiculously amazing.

  4. ddeb: Apparently in Mascot world like any other part of show business, the show must go on. lol

  5. nothing has been “confirmed” about his contract.

    im pretty much “spEKulating” when i said it could be a max deal 2yr/9xx,xxx a yr + bonuses. 2 way deal.

  6. it would really be nice if this kid didn’t turn out to be the usual korpikoski/lisin/christian dube type that we seem to alway wind up with.

    Either way from what i’ve seen and heard of him he isnt exactly the kind of player Torts invites over for thanksgiving dinner if you know what i mean.

  7. haha sally! yea i was only 7 or 8 when i first got into hockey. kelly kisio and bernie nicholls were there when i went to my first game. ogrodnick was too i think. then when we got messier i called him “mess-y-err”!!! n

    gooooo savers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. i love gary thorne as a broadcaster, but my god he butchers names worse than i did as a kid. the best is instead of tom poti, its tom “potty” like kiddie crapper

  9. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Thanks for that Nor! good to know our 1.4 million dollar enforcer is bringing joy to the masses at minor league baseball games!

  10. At 5’7″, he’s taller than Theo Fleury at least. If he plays anything like Theo (but without the off-ice stuff), I’ll be thrilled.

  11. i just got back from target practice with my cousins and my dad. we were shooting his ar-15 and my 30 aught at beer bottles. im still jacked up!! i have the next 2 weeks off work. took my vacation so i’ll be on here chattin it up more.
    these playoffs have been great even though were not in it. but we do get a top 10 pick. i wonder if slats makes a trade to get closer to the top 5.

  12. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    7:30 CST ilbzo! i’ll be missing some NHL action tonight, but if the boys raise the Championship trophy, it’ll be worth it!

  13. oh wait, i can just bring up a new tab!! lol. im not very good with computers!! im a caveman! i dont even havea cell phone. i still use payphones.

  14. Linda says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Lev, i think EVERYONE yells pruuuuuuuuuuucha! its just so much fun to say

    hey! where’s shattnekirkheadzo??! we need all the ‘zos’ here!

  15. Lindzo says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    happy vacation grabby! hope you dont go beating up the ex’s new man again lol

  16. a jussi rynnas moustache?
    cant wait for someone to scoop him up. love to see him @ the nhl level.

  17. There you go! We haven’t heard any Edzos yet because you-know-who isn’t here. But we’ve heard a couple of Pangers. LMAO at those professional commentators.

  18. ohh i wont. we made nice and are friends again!! lol. but i am 6feet and 220 lbs and pretty strong!! i have some big “forearms”!! lol. as joe would say!! i am actually a really happy guy generally, but when i heard that she had hit my daughter in the face, i lost it. i am very protective of her. i got some new pics linda. i’ll post them on fb today

  19. Lindzo says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    the new pics FINALLY!!! wooo i was gonna message your sister to find out what was going on ;-)

  20. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    lol Grabby

    Me thought: Cedar Rapids = see the rabbits
    Gotta love it, buy’em a beer and all is good -to hell with lawyers,lucky for you- but keep that mask handy anyway

  21. leetchhalloffame on

    Messier was on WFAN with Steve Somers this afternoon. Somers tried to get him to comment on what a crappy GM Sather is but of course he wussed out on any comment regarding Slats. We’re doomed.

  22. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    SICKENING! They came back from down 2 nil.

    Why is everyone here cheering for Tuuuuuukka Rask???

    What I have told you about cheering for any Boston team, let alone a scummy orrhole like Tuuukka?

    Carp has laid down the rules here, and I expect them to be followed.

    :)

  23. Lindzo says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    dde, please tell us you slept in a holiday inn express last night.

  24. IF there’s a game on Friday I’m gonna head down to watch the game outside the arena. I love that they do that here! And it smells like cereal outside the arena
    SCOOOOOOOOREEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    leetch – Would liked to have heard that. It’s not currently on their site hopefully post it

    Sally O’Malley I’m 50

    Sabba dabba doooooooo

  26. Olga Folkyerself on

    Sabres are 31-0 leading going into the 3rd.

    They are overdue for a loss then…

  27. Olga, you keep tellin yerself that!

    LETS GO BUFFALO!

    Going down to the cafe to watch the 3rd, I’m bringing yall with me though!

  28. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    Linda – If you are referring to Cedar Rapids = see the rabbits – as a kid I really did

    Linda, Linda, Linda (to the tune of Marsha, Marsha, Marsha)

    :P

  29. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    “Sabres are 31-0 leading going into the 3rd.

    They are overdue for a loss then…”

    negate

  30. Olga Folkyerself on

    I’m rooting for all the underdogs in the East. So when my Black Hawks reach the finals, they will meet the weakest opposition out of the East. It’s not really rooting FOR Boston, per se. It’s more rooting against Buffalo. And Pittsburgh and Washington.

  31. maybe Kaspar could return and help coach the defense.
    he could show how to add a little jam to their game.

  32. oh yeah,
    forgot to post yesterday
    that i want to change some of my first round winner picks

    (brought to you by my sponsor, the legal team of Redundant and Silly)

  33. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    HUGE DAY in the Premier League

    Scholesie with the winner in extra time….and Chelsea lose at Spurs (nearly blowing it in extra time, actually failing to score to put the game away on a 3 on 1).

    The Race is back on!!!

    And $5,000 is mine with the Tottie win!!!!

  34. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    Olga

    As a kind gesture, I will be rooting for Chicago to win the Cup this year!

  35. Olga Folkyerself on

    Well then CR, you can see my reasoning for wanting Boston to win… All things being equal, I’d rather Chicago plays Boston than Buffalo if it comes down to it.

  36. ONECUPIN70YEARS AND COUNTING on

    All Mike Milbury needs is a Hitler stache to compliment his Hitler Hairdo

  37. Thet’s when it doesn’t pay to be too agressive as a goalie- Miller was way too out of his net..

  38. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    Olga

    I see your reasoning.

    But for EVERYONE ELSE, there are no excuses or reasons. There will be no cheering for Tuuuuuuuuukka or any Bruin!!!

    ___

    I cant believe this dirtbag Michael bench Ryder has scored 2 goals. This is a joke. COME ON BUFFALO!!!! For Sally, but more importantly, for ME!!!!!

  39. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMN IT

    Whats wrong with Ryan Miller.

    You can hear the excitement from Doc Bosotn Emrick.

  40. Lindzo says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    no dde, i was talkin about your ‘not a doctor or a dentist’ thing

  41. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    What a joke. That guy left his feet for that “freight train” hit. That’s the definition of a charging.

    Sick. Idiot Sabres keep losing the puck. They look like Rangers.

    And of course, leave it to a Boston team to injure players to gain an advantage. No wonder why they lost their composure, without their star, Vanek.

  42. ddeb, I have this theory that the cup finals gonna come down to two cursed teams. Buffalo and Sharks/Vancouver/Chicago. And the world will implode! Or game 7 will go into its 40th overtime and everyone will just fall asleep on the ice and they’ll declare a truce. Just a theory…

  43. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    I HATE THIS ORR SUCKING of Rask.

    he’s been strong……..he’s given up 3 goals.

    hes a loser.

    he had one good season, or three quarters of one good season, and he’s the “best goalie in the east”

    This is a joke.

    Someone INJURE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    Whoever mentioned 31-0 when leading after 2 periods….TAKE IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!

    You cant screw with luck!!!!!

  45. goo rask!!! hes been my boy in the fantassy league!! if it wasnt for sally trading me him for valley, i wouldnt have got bronze in the bonehead league!!

  46. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    Just a shout out to the “brotherhood of ‘spurious’ analogies”

    BAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

  47. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    That loser just lost the puck at his own blue line to assure them victory.

    Just watching the Sabres (without Vanek), this team is a bunch of losers. They couldnt possess the puck, or pass the puck, or even get a shot off.

    Sickening. Maybe it was just not having Vanek. I hope so.

    __

    Thanks Ryan Miller. You saved all your energy and effort for Team USA, but not for the Bruins!

  48. Olga Folkyerself on

    No Captain Clutch for Buffalo this year. Do they want to trade for Drury?

    Please, please, please, please, please, pretty please?

  49. billybleedsblue on

    “Or game 7 will go into its 40th overtime and everyone will just fall asleep on the ice and they’ll declare a truce. Just a theory…”

    LOL. Pretty funny theory Sally. BTW I also have Sabres in 5. Argh.

  50. Olga Folkyerself on

    Now I have to hope for Montreal to beat Washington tonight. Ugh! The playoffs make you do some unspeakable acts.

  51. It’s true, Olga. I’m rooting for Montreal too. Only cause I picked them for the Inaugural Olli Jokinen Five-Hole/Beat the Blogfather Challenge and Picnic. Habs in 7.

  52. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    What are the details on the Bonehead gathering? Can I attend?

  53. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    Can I attend (wearing my David Ortiz jersey)?

  54. Lindzo says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    guys the info is on the group! we’ll get the final count about 10 days beforehand so TR can make the arrangements

  55. Lindzo, haha! That thing is a mens large – it’s down to my knees. I borrowed it from a classmate just for the game.

    I might just get all inspired by Avery and design my own clothes for BONEHEADPALOOZA! You never know…

  56. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    So you gals don’t get too excited I’m a bald headed MOFO.

    CR9- I do have this lacy Bobby Orr jersey….

    LMAO

  57. Lindzo says SIGN PRUST!!!! on

    Yergs list of 30 Things Better Than Glen Sather
    (numbers 30 to 19) are up and posted on the group.

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

    The fact that prust listens to tik tok before games cracks me up, we have got to resign that guy!

  59. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    Love Prust- but sign him short keep him needing that next contract

  60. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    ddebened

    oooooohh. Please bring it. I’ve got the right curves for that lacy jersey!

  61. Yay I ran into my favorite four year old at the bookstore! She’s super tough with her punk leather jacket and glitter tattoos! Love that kid.

    Totally cheered me up after the loss :)

  62. billybleedsblue on

    Ugh, link is messy, if you haven’t already heard the story, google “philly fan vomit” again, WTG PHILLY/JERSEY.

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

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

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

    Geeeze!! Can’t anyone type something to cover this stuff up!!!
    Im dyin over here!!!

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

    Whewwww , I just missed the croud , ahhh perfect time was now!!! Claud Van DAM IM GOOD!!!

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

    Boston hasnt won a cup in a LONG LONG time . They are due , like it or not. Every due time has it’s day. Ray Bourque stayed for like 18 years or so and STILL couldnt win with Boston!! Boston is cursed like the Rangers were .

    I still dont thing we broke our Curse cuz we are jinxed. Gomez blows our chance by bugging Jagr against NJ and then later on we go get Gomez on our team!!??. That stops all the Gomes payback cuz hes on our team!!! Thats cursed man. Drury kills us when I knew were were gonna make a splash in the playoffs that year…then we get him on our team like Gomez??? Brashear , yeah same thing…how can we build a stable team when we keep FRATINIZING with the enemy. Brashear is still the ememy ( nothing changes there) Drury,Gomez , yeah they are hated . So WHY continue scooping up villians that hurt us in our past . Doe’sn’t build team unity.

    Sather , you have the power of stamping a Ranger Jersey on anyone you choose. This is not a toy chest and we are not clowns . Real Rangers are made on draft day the guy we get at 10th …welcome aboard brother!!! ahhh plz pass me another draft pick!!!

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

    WAY TO GO RANGERS :

    AA , still playing hockey and learning with the Russian team now. Im so Proud of that guy!!!!!

    Gilroy , Hes a student of the game and is still learning right now!!! wow wtg Gilroy!!!!!!!!!

    Dubinsky , one day dude …you will be Captain!!! Best upside of any Ranger!!! Dubinsky is the TOTAL package!!!

    Marc Staal , going to play for team Canada. Thats a dream!!!
    Marc Staal will get better ,hes still playing hockey!! That is awsome.

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!

    WOHOOOOOOOOO boys , I can’t wait till next year!!!!

  68. >>I still dont thing we broke our Curse cuz we are jinxed.

    I think we were cursed/jinxed on the very day we won the last Cup. We will not win another until the person who said “And this one will last a lifetime” is no more. No, I’m not wishing harm on him, but I thought it was important for you guys to know what we’re dealing with.

    2-0, Habs on TWO shots! Lovely! How do ypu not pull Three-Or-More now?

  69. CR9 (Lets go Buffalo!!!! Tear Boston a new Orrhole!!!) on

    THESE SICK LOSERS!!!!

    They brought in Varlamov after Game 1 last year.

    I guess they dont care about winning this series as much.

    COME ON CAPS!

  70. Levier says Wolfe was “extremely intoxicated” and “did have his mouth in the area of the animal’s mouth, I guess.”

    GO HAVOC!!!

  71. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    Sally – regarding your second link I don’t get it what’s the problem?!

  72. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    Nice to have Nosen doin’ the game – he’s like comfort food

  73. I really hate these on-the-bench interviews these networks insist on doing during play.

  74. JB

    I like them. How else will you see that annoying guy get hit with a puck?

    Unless it’s Lindsey Soto, she needs to stay away from the bench. Also, she needs to cheer up, she’s been depressed ever since joining Verses. It’s almost as if every game she does, a family member is sacrificed.

  75. Caps are DONE if their offensive guys don’t show up soon. They obviously cannot win this series with their defence and goalie.

  76. This is unbelievable.

    This is not good.

    We cant afford for everything to line up for the Bruins.

    Come on Caps!

  77. ORR, the only interviewer I like seeing is the LA Kings one, Heidi Androl. That’s one pretty young lady.

  78. Oh no.

    I cant afford for this to happen.

    I was counting on the Pens and Caps moving on, to take care of the Bruins if necessary.

  79. The difference between this Montreal team and the Rangers of last year is that the former has some offensive guys who can bury the puck. They will close it out if they take a 3-1 lead in the series.

  80. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    Ovechicken lol Caps won’t lose this series bet they even win this game

  81. >>Whatever you guys, Heidi Androl’s got nothing on Nosen.

    I wouldn’t know, Sally; I don’t spend much time looking at Nosen.

  82. >>possibly trading Semin is premature speculation

    Please tell me you’ll be here all night.

  83. Huntsville – Vladimir Hartinger (powerplay) (Bill McCreary, Mike Carter) 7:56

    I DONT BELIEVE IT!! THERE IS a guy on that team named Bill McCreary!?????????????

    I hope he is not related to the dirtbag referee.

  84. SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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

  85. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Tied at the end of regulation, and no one gets a point yet. This is real hockey! And real overtime!

  86. SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOREEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    CAPS WIN CAPS WIN CAPS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  87. Unreal! I go into the kitchen for some Apple Jacks, and i come back and the game is over.

    By the way, i had that Double Down Sandwich from KFC, purely out of curiosity, and it’s so stupid. For anyone doesn’t know, it’s bacon, two or three kinds of cheese, and ham or something, and instead of bread, it’s two pieces of grilled or crispy chicken.

    It’s like something a toddler put together, but i didn’t like it. First off, the grease was going through the bag. What is this country coming to?!?!

    Bread is more important than anyone realizes! Bread is like defense. Without defense, you can’t control the offense! Without bread, you can’t control the sandwich!

  88. Awww, man. That Bill McCreary (no surprise) is related to that dirtbag referee.

    I feel sick rooting for that team. Oh well, at least the SPHL doesnt mean anything.

    I wish a referee in that game would cheat the Havoc and cheat his son the way that dirtbag always cheated the Rangers. UGH!

  89. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    ORR – Saladworks has the Nicklas Lidstrom of wheat rolls

  90. ddebened is not a Doctor or a Dentist on

    ilb if your Russian I probably don’t stand a chance but search ddebened and challenge me

  91. Lindzo says ADAM SCHEMBRI awesomest small guy EVER!!!!!!!!! on

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    too bad this city does NOT know how to party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Lindzo says ADAM SCHEMBRI awesomest small guy EVER!!!!!!!!! on

    CR, just so you know, in the first two games, one of the refs was a Marouelli! I almost pissed myself when I saw that!

  93. Lindzo says ANDREW SCHEMBRI!! awesomest small guy ever!! on

    Hey Orr, i loved your review of the KFC Double Down. looks like heart attack and artery clogging in a pouch

  94. Lindzo says ANDREW SCHEMBRI!! awesomest small guy ever!! on

    damnit, i had the game on until the man came down and had to firetruckin put freakin house on, one he’s seen about 47 times. aaaaaargh! who scored??

  95. Lindzo says ANDREW SCHEMBRI!! awesomest small guy ever!! on

    LMAO ORR!! great story!!! just stick with those donuts, they are safer!!

  96. Lindzo says ANDREW SCHEMBRI!! awesomest small guy ever!! on

    glad the Kinds won, not happy about mine and Sallys man Kesler limping off the ice!

    CR, was it a mercy win lol? did the league decree the mets automatically get a win if they can last 20 innings?

  97. Lindzo says ANDREW SCHEMBRI!! awesomest small guy ever!! on

    Kings…damn typo!! i think my keyboard is related to Grabbys

  98. Lin

    No. The Cards gave away the game, pitching position players for the final 3 or 4 innings.

    And the Cards still nearly won, due to a blown save by KRod, but a guy got caught stealing in front of Pujols with nobody out!

  99. Lindzo says ANDREW SCHEMBRI!! awesomest small guy ever!! on

    thanks for the update ORR!

    thats crazy CR!!

  100. Nite Orr. Nite All.

    I’ll leave with this *disturbing news*

    Apparently, in November 2008, before the Tampa Bay got rid of management, Tampa Bay had a handshake deal with the Rangers to give us *Steve Stamkos*

    Len Barry was on board with the deal, but the other owner Cools shot it down.

    NO JOKE. I’ll get the link.

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