Surprise, surprise (updated)

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So, to sum up the Leastern playoffs:

No. 1 Washington is in a Game 7 tomorrow against lowly Montreal.

No. 2 New Jersey is out.

No. 3 Buffalo is out.

No. 4 Pittsburgh — which happens to be the defending Stanley Cup champion — is in the next round.

No. 9 Rangers are playing golf, and have been for weeks (I actually saw Vinny Prospal on a practice green last week).

In other words, pending Game 7, Pittsburgh could be the highest seed remaining in the next round, and the other conference semi could then feature the No. 6 (Boston) vs. No. 7 (Philly) teams, with No. 6 having home-ice.

Though I expect Washington to get it together and win Game 7 at home.

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Tonight is Game 7 in the West, Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Even coming down the homestretch, everybody thought these were the two most interesting teams in the tournament, the Red Wings — the dynasty of the last two decades, and finalists in each of the last two years — the dangerous low-seed nobody wanted to face; the Desert Dogs the Cinderellas rising like a phoenix from the ashes, or Glendale, or more exactly out of nowhere. Let’s see how Versus messes this up.

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A lot of you have asked about the links below the posts. Here’s the answer:

I have no idea. Nobody tells me anything.

I’m guessing we’re still trying — like everybody else — to figure out how to make enough money to stay afloat with our web product. But your guess is as good as mine at this point. And you’re making as much money off this as I am.

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NOON UPDATE, 12 P.M. (duh): This from the NHL:

The Red Wings will be playing the 21st Game 7 in franchise history (12-8). The club is in quest of its first road victory in a Game 7 since a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks to clinch their semifinal series on April 9, 1964. Owning home-ice advantage in the majority of the series they have contested in the intervening years, the Red Wings have traveled for a series-decider just twice since then, losing at Toronto in the 1964 Stanley Cup Final and at St. Louis in a 1991 first-round series. The Red Wings have played each of their last seven Game 7s at Joe Louis Arena, posting a 4-3 record.

Overall, 129 playoff series have gone to seven games since the NHL introduced the best-of-seven format in 1939. The home team has won 80 (.620 percentage).

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  1. I went to the Dr to follow up on my knee. I’m not doing as well as I thought I would be after 3 weeks. I’m still limping & the pain is still there. I told the DR that Vinny Prospal of the NY Rangers had the same operation & he was back on the ice in 3 weeks.
    His response : “you’re no Vinny Prospal ” !

  2. Neither Washington or Detroit looked great during game 6. I wouldn’t be able to predict either. But it will be some great hockey.

  3. Very interesting to see the bottom of the Leastern conference taking care of business. I think the stretch run plays heavy into this when teams like the flyers, habs, and bruins were already in playoff mode for a month before the playoffs began…..so when we were all here saying the season is done and the caps will beat us in 4 blahblahblah you just gotta get into the dance and then you really never know what happens….if halak stands on his head for 60 more min the cup favorite could be gonzo just like that…

    Hockey Night in NY should be interesting as all the teams in NY are now officially GOLFING….

  4. TheREALMikeyNJ on

    Im rooting for the Coyotes

    But if the Red Wings beat them, Im rooting for them to go the distance in the west.

    To be honest, as long as Crapsburgh gets knocked out I will be happy

    Hate cindy crydiver almost as much as tomato faced Sather

  5. Great work on the previous post CT.

    I know I’m probably in the minority here, but wow, a huge guy on the blue line like Shea Weber would be sooo nice. (6’4″ 234)
    Wicky, would he qualify?

  6. iDoodie Machetto on

    Wow CTB. You took 1000 words and a lot of research to say: the better your goal differential, the more likely you are to win the Cup.

    Not exactly groundbreaking news. Score a lot more goals than you let in and you will hve success. Wow. I’m shocked. I thought it was the opposite.

  7. TheREALMikeyNJ on

    Eklund on Sather siuatuion: Take with a grain of salt

    The Glen Sather situation..

    I am told is all is dependent on what Mark Messier wants to do. How much responsibility he feels he is ready for. I don’t get a sense Messier is ready to be the sole GM of a team as of yet. Mark knows there are many aspects of the job he doesn’t know much about at all. I keep hearing more and more the Rangers are preparing to move Sather to a new position and bring in Risebrough to be the GM, perhaps with Messier as an assistant GM or maybe even Co-Gm.

    The Rangers may even take a page out of the hated enemy’s book and have a “management committee.”

    more to come…

  8. >>Hockey Night in NY should be interesting

    Do you guys actually watch that train wreck? They couldn’t even come up with an original name for the show.

  9. Good morning, Sally!

    Tony, you could have had two retorts:
    1) Well, you’re no Michal Rozsival … or
    2) The Jerk Store called …

    Good work, CTB.

  10. Doodie, skip over it if you don’t like the analysis. Most of the people appreciated it.

    Seriously, you don’t have to be a smug SOB about it.

  11. Oh and Carp, I cracked up at your ‘No one tells me anything’ line. Seems like the story of my life sometimes ;)

  12. It’s good to see this town going Hockey Crazy. I hope the Yotes win for the sake of hockey in AZ. And I hope the Pens lose for the sake of hockey in general !

  13. It’s not only a matter of who ends up where, or what they do within their own systems that is a total answer to the difference in quality of a team’s performance for it’s fans, but a very close feature is the overall quality of performance. A team that shuffles and holds and grabs as much as they can without a PP against them is not much of a team to feel is a quality product on ice. Boring to death for one thing, and sloppy style, but blundering to enough wins to eke in to the finals is not my particular sense of being a major league team.
    I’d as soon as watch curling.

    Those teams last night were breathtaking in their individual skills from goal on out, and the was a real joy to see what this game can look like when you don’t stock a team full of hi priced lords who know all the tricks of staying alive without exerting themselves over much.

  14. I like him too TR!!

    Weber signed his deal in 2008 and it’s a 3 year contract, so i’m guessing if he’s not signed he hits the market next summer?

    I believe we have 64 days until July 1. Hopefully SOMEONE is thinking about attempting to do “something” with one of our existing big contracts!

  15. Fran, as exciting as watching the Western games has been, it’s depressing realizing how far away the Rangers are from that type of cohesiveness. One day though!

  16. Good afternoon all! Hang in there Tony, you may be no Vinny but then again, be glad you’re no carcillo either :)

    Seth, just goes to prove that the playoffs (if you make it!) are a whole different dance than regular season….

  17. Lou Lam is so full of crap. he is on nhl live trying to claim that they need to change the rules back. he wants that of course so that his crappy team can go back to clutching, grabbing, trapping. they are losers bigtime now that real hockey is played, so the LAM-maire crap that they have bee ruining the league with for years has to be re-instated accdg to Lou the LOSER.

  18. No offense, but maybe this site would make more money if it had advertisers who weren’t charities. Unicef? Really? Is LoHud squeezing every penny out of them?

  19. what a joke. ugh. savard will be back. oh well, with him, they were lower scoring than us. hopefully, his brains wont be fully functional, and he’ll hurt their chances.

  20. on the Lam- Lou is one of the better GMs in the league. If we had him instead of Mr. Einstein for the last 10 years, we would be having a totally different conversation today.

  21. Most level-headed people are hoping Savard comes back healthy and fine.

    Some of us are even hoping the Bruins win.

  22. he is a disgrace for suggesting that they need to go back to the old rules simply because his team can’t win any other way. ever since the game was opened up, they have gone out like wimps in round 1. and you can bet that he is listening to fatso Brodeur about that. he is one of the players who has been most outspoken, who quit the rules committee because he wants it his way.

  23. billybleedsblue on

    Wow, iDoodie took 54 words to say “I’m a jerk.”

    Not exactly groundbreaking news there either.

  24. Carp if the blog needs more money I can get you a job interview with my buddy who’s a bra salesman. Do you know what they’re made of? do you know the sizes?

  25. Of the playoff teams, I wouldnt mind one bit seeing any of these guys in Ranger Blue…Volchenkov, Toni Lydman or Hank Tallinder, M.A. Bergeron, Dan Hamhuis and Paul Martin. Offensively; Kovalchuk, Marleau, Frolov, maybe Plekanec or Lombardi. All UFA. The gems out there are all Restricted though; Backstrom, Fleischmann, Pavelski, Setoguchi, Wolski, Hjalmarsson, Chris Stewart, Kyle Quincy, Pouliot, Pat Hornqvist.

  26. and im a level-headed person who hopes his presence hurts them. i wonder if most level-headed people were upset that boychuck intentionally took out vanek, the sabres’ best scorer.

  27. My brackets are busted :(

    But I still got Coyotes in 7! GO PHOENIX!!

    And Canadians… screw the Caps!

  28. hope that Doan can play tonight. he deserves it after being the classy Jet-Coyote since the inception back in Winnipeg.

  29. Did anybody have the Caps & Habs going to 7? Anybody have the Habs winning (still verrrrrry long odds)?

  30. “no, level-headed people are never happy whenever anybody gets hurt.”

    I have to admit I liked watching Cooke get KO’d by Evander Kane. Almost as much as I Cooke him bouncing up to his feet with a big smile when the stretcher came out.

  31. never said i was happy to see him get hurt. i said i want his presence to hurt their team.

  32. boston fans get excited when yankees players get hurt. you are right. they are not level-headed.

  33. James … that’s the biggest.

    CONTEST UPDATE: I did a quick scan of all the picks in the first round, and with two series still to be decided, only one Bonehead still has a chance to go 8 for 8. That’s an unofficial tally. Most missed on Devils-Flyers and Sabres-Bruins (I was one of the few who got the B’s right!).

  34. no, CR, you’ve made it very clear that you are happy he was hurt and you still hope his brains are scrambled. And for that you sound like an idiot. Again.

  35. i love all the seinfeld references on here all the time…wasnt there a poster who used the name, serenity now?

  36. “That’s an unofficial tally.”

    I thought that was the phrase Beninati used when a goal was under video review?

  37. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Carp
    April 27th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    CONTEST UPDATE: I did a quick scan of all the picks in the first round, and with two series still to be decided, only one Bonehead still has a chance to go 8 for 8. That’s an unofficial tally. Most missed on Devils-Flyers and Sabres-Bruins (I was one of the few who got the B’s right!).

    Carp… i think you jinx’d me!

  38. Ok, so I was coming back from a trip to the dentist (UGH, but anyways) and the car in front of me had ‘Wicky 1′ as their license plate. Needless to say, I cracked up, wondering if he’d made it all the way to upstate NY. :)

  39. backstrom is an rfa? wow. i just might step off my kovy bandwagon and say throw the farm at him. but no big name rfa’s ever change teams.

  40. LI RangerFan on

    Linda – interesting… Not sure where the Shinnecock Nation is in Nassau County, however. They *are* in Suffolk, but it wouldn’t be up to Nassau County Executive Mangano to build something in Suffolk County.

    Well, it is the NY Post… :o)

  41. are the Shinnecock tied into ONLY Suffolk County LI? You are right in that the Nassau County executive would have NO say in what goes up in Suffolk, which leads me to believe the Shinnecock are covered in BOTH counties. Going to be interesting to see how this plays out, and how the surrounding community is going to welcome a casino.

  42. LI RangerFan on

    UPDATE: Linda – just saw the story on newsday.com; they’re actually talking about bringing a resort and casino to the existing site where the Coliseum is now.

    I guess the Lighthouse project is no match for casinos – another way for Nassau County to rip off everyone…

  43. lmao LI, the community was ambivalent with the Lighthouse project, how are they going to feel about a Casino going up???? LMAO!! they are seriously also going to have to consider much better public transportation.

  44. LI RangerFan on

    Linda – it *is* truly amazing. One of the items that Wang was nailed on by NC was his lack of a transportation plan because of the congestion that would result from building up the area. It would be ridiculous with a resort / casino. And, as you point out, I can only imagine what the community thinks about this one. Unbelievable…

  45. I wonder if Jason Alexander’s recent Jenny Craig diet prohibited any real damage in the accident.

  46. LI,just think of it, tour busses from queens to the casino! And they got the Marriott right there for high rollers lol

  47. I’m kinda of anti-faux nix.. but i love rooting for the underdog. But in this case are they the underdog ?

    Pictures of Michael Del Zotto and a Victoria Secret Model together and Oksana Baiul ???

    http://www.rangercrisis.com

  48. billybleedsblue on

    This just in, Jagr is coming back to the NHL to play for the Islanders in their new casino rink! Ugh, that’s the best I got. Anyways, desperate times call for desperate measures…

  49. LI RangerFan on

    Linda – ROTFL !!! I can just picture it – the massive hoards treking along Hempstead Turnpike towards the mecca that is the Coliseum. Hahaha…

  50. LI RangerFan on

    That’s the team’s new tag line – “When the team sucks, you can win some bucks!” You should go into marketing / advertising, Linda.

  51. LI RangerFan on

    “Uniondale. The Atlantic City of Long Island. Except without the beach and more traffic…”

  52. i think the girl in the final pic on Mouths link was MDZ’s girlfriend when he was drafted. I know I’d seen that picture about a year ago, pretty girl too.

  53. TR, next time you’re at W77 with mama, that Molson will be “accidentally” spilled all over you. lol

    LMAO at casino in Suffolk! That should be well accepted by locals. Imagine how that will impact already shaky house values? I’ll tell you, I admire Wang for what he does with SmileTrain, but otherwise, he should really stick to software.

  54. orr

    not for nothing if you dont know the name of a multi-million dollar company its time to get out of the house.

    she is “blowin up” in the fashion world. like i said she is the face of a major business. shes gettin press like crazy over the last year.

    http://www.esteelauder.com/

  55. Makeup?? Skin care?? Fragrance?? Moisturizer??

    This isn’t something that I *must* know of.

    I don’t even shop for that stuff for lady friends, sisters, mother, gay friends, etc.

    I don’t know a single makeup company, and don’t feel like i need to know.

  56. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Ranger lost in a shoooooot outtt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Game 80 fricking two!!!!! Tsn just spoke to Peter L , he said game 82 was bigger than a game 7!!! It was!!!!!! WE LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  57. lmao TR, give ORR a break, it’s not like Estee Lauder makes donuts or flame broiled burgers and a salad to keep it healthy! ;-)

  58. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yo , Orr ya said ya feel uneasy eatting and talking with a guy alone…are you nuts man ….how could ya eat with some woman watching ya slurp!!?? Talking with guys is easy dude , it those cute ladies that make me all nervous!!!

  59. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Rangers lost in Game 82!!!!!

    Im gonna puke!!!!!!!!!

  60. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! I hate all of youse other teams!!!!!! Bring on the draft , bring on training camp , lets right this wrong!!!!!!!!

    ….game 82…game 82…mutter mutter …game frickin 82!!!!

  61. orr

    regardless of what they sell youre admitting to not knowing of a multi million dollar company.

    thats pretty crazy to me.

  62. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOOOO Gam….huh wha?? Um I don’t get it!!?? I must be too worked up!!!

    Game 82 man , Geeeeeze!!! This is super gay. Um Carp I can say gay eh?

  63. Greg- I hope you have hobbies, bro..Otherwise, I’m afraid we will all have to attend your funeral by the end of August:)It’s not even May, bud.

  64. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    all over . Fat lady sang , I spouted that I love those moronic devil players…it’s really over guys. done.Kaputt.
    Hobbies??? Yeah but they involve hockey Ilb!!! Well not all of ‘em so ill be ok. Game eighty two Ilb , how can this happen?? Flyers were crushed. That game was ours. We had all the momentum.Its really not fair at all. I wanna puke.

  65. I just don’t pay attention to things that I don’t like. I appreciate makeup, but it’s not something i pay attention to.

    GREG

    I’m a pretty clutch eater, i don’t spill my food, i don’t breathe heavy, and stare into the distance without blinking my eyes, and don’t make weird grunts. So, I’m comfortable eating in front of women.

  66. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    DEEP BREATHE and walk away….this site kinda hurts at times like this but always seems to make me feel better. Honestly if it wasn’t for this blog , Id gone nutz already.

  67. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Next time yer eatting with a woman you like ,,watch her ORR …shes looking at you and thinking ” why does he eat like that?” Why does he always say little stuiped words???She is looking at everything you do…studing ,examining,judging and think odd stuff thats she too afaid to ask.

  68. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    SPORTS CENTER TOP TEN said something about MATTAEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! whooohooooo Matteau!!!!!

    Aright baby!!!!

  69. Orr

    Thanks for the Alexander story! Funny stuff!

    On another note, what’s wrong with makeup? Im very familiar with makeup, guyliner, etc. Gotta look my best!!

    Almay Smart Shade works wonders!

  70. I don’t have a problem eating with girls. I’ve mastered the art of eating, and staring into a girls eyes and listening to her talk aboot something i don’t even understand, and pretend i know exactly what she’s talking aboot.

    It’s an art.

  71. if only gabby could deke and score a goal like datsyuk. hed be a 50 goal scorer and we’d be in the playoffs. all his fault. we need to trade gabby and hank immediately

  72. damn some great action!! they wouldve scored on hank already. if only we had traded hank to teh yotes and got bruuzgollop. and maybe we couldve got that prucha kid. maybe just maybe we’d wee in teh plqayoffs

  73. damnit, i can’t watch this game because once i put it on the wings scored twice, i changed it, the yotes scored, i just put it back and the wings scored again! DAMNIT

  74. Olga Folkyerself on

    Come on Phoenix! There’s time left.

    Linda- FIRE SATHER!!!! Sorry, I’ve been watching the game…

  75. SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

    WINGIES!!!

  76. Man. Just tryna do too much out there, you can tell Detroit has been here many times before.

  77. look at the slow skating of teh yotes player. he thought maybe time would run out. pathetic to play a game 7 like this at home. good thing the ranger fans who go to home games dont have to watch half ass efforts and losses

  78. almost as bad as watching human scum bruin ray bourque win teh cup in slo mo for teh hundredth time. ughh im gonna puke all over my redden jersey

  79. Hey don’t lose faith yet, it’s hockey and anything can happen. Let’s hope we are about to witness magic, cos that’s what it’s gonna take.

  80. Olga Folkyerself on

    Scum- That’s an awful name… :)

    But I like your attitude. There’s a whole period left.

  81. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    mike in ia
    April 27th, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    sharks-wings. now thats gonna be good. i do not miss ranger hockey at all right now.
    …….
    EXTREMELY well said!
    I do not miss the misery of being glued to the television while the Rangers play completely uninterested hockey.

  82. oh i really dont care if yotes lose. i dont have money on it. im just being sarcastically sarcastic. like edzo said. i honestly dont care who wins. teh cup either. if wee aint in it, i dont get any satisfaction from which teams win or lose. just love the game itself. i just dont like watching a game 7 where one team is in low gear. i wanna see both teams giving it their all. yotes just disappoint with their performance.

  83. yes true. i am lovin the way all teh teams have played so far in these playoffs. i hope teh rangers are watching. taking notes and i hope more than a few of them are pissed.

  84. honestly guys, when i type fast, “the” comes out “teh”. forgive me. it is annoying for me to try to read my own posts. let alone u guys

  85. linda, with craptain crunk at the helm, they will never feel shame. not after his super clutch performance against one of the best teams in the world winning us the victoria cup. mettal-turd magneto-corpse. did u se him yell at dan fritsche that game? boy, he was a leader that day. and as far as im concerned, we won something while he was our cap’n.

  86. The White Plains Batman on

    Oof, this game hurts. I don’t dislike the Wings just tired of them already. Imagine if we had a team to root for who could be so consistently consistent? Maybe we’ll get lucky in a few years if a majority of these kids pan out.

    I got so bored of the late 90s feuds between Wings/Dallas/Avs and occasionally the Devils. Always wanted the Sharks to win a Cup.

    As for the Coyotes; what so you expect when you have a PP QB’d by Captain Mediocre Morris and Schneider who is 800 years old?

  87. scary thing is, cap’n crust has gotten Cally almost totally brainwashed. Oy When 24 starts gliding, that’s gonna be it for me.

  88. linda, the way they talked about dru n cally during teh olympics, it seemed like he was his son or something. i dont have a problem with cally modeling soem of his game after drurys. certainly drury is a great pk’er, shot blocker,uhhh pk’er, shot blocker. did i mention he was a great shot blocker yet? anyway, in all seriousness, he can learn some good things from drury. most importantly, getting sather drunk and take naked pics of him in a tutu getting spanked by cr9, then getting paid an extra 7.5 million to block shots. did i mention he blocks shots?

  89. Hugo Folkyerself on

    “Olga- hey your name ain’t much better! =P”

    I’ve tried changing it, like now, but it doesn’t seem to be any better…

  90. well, linda, i might have been a bit cryptic trying to convey captain clutchs awesoem skills. but, yes, for teh record, he blocks shots. kinda like how cr9 blocks…..

  91. Hugo Folkyerself on

    No NAMBLA meeting tonight? Or did you run out of lollipops for the little boys?

  92. u know, when dru goes down on one knee. u know whats coming!! lol. a shot block!! and when cr9 gets down on his knees, you know whats coming!!

  93. Hugo Folkyerself on

    Detroit’s playoff experience bubbles up in a game seven. Phoenix just couldn’t go from doormat to the penthouse in one season.

  94. yotes are just smackin the puck around like we did in grade school. with the mini traffic cones as goals and little red n blue plastic sticks.

  95. good for the fans. love when they show support when the teams down. even as much as we boo the rangers, we show them the same support after a good season

  96. linda, yea, everythings cool with the fam. thanks. i’ll tell ya later.

    haha the baby rangers indeed. prucha mustve brought teh stick salute with him!! i love that little rascal!

  97. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Come mere Grabby and give me a BIG Cr9 KISS!!!!!

  98. i dont get why they have to interview a player who can barely speak english. he basically just repeated what the girl said. like she even knows what the hell hockey is.

  99. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Good Night ,Sleep tight and don’t let CCCP bite!!

  100. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    mickey
    yep, that was me…am I early for the bonehead fest????

    Grabby
    loved the FB quotes bro, cracking me up!!

    ZZZZ
    you ok bro?

    ILB
    thhpppttt!!!!

  101. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Game fricking EIGHTY TWO!!! Man , thats hard to take .
    We lost in a shoot out on the last day.

    This will go down as the closest to being in the playoffs but not making it. This was history and If we were smart , we would protest!!!

    PROTEST that the shoot out is for idiots. Say that the Rangers were robbed. Any team that loses in GAME 82 in a shoot out!??? whaaaa??

    THAT GAME SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONTINUOS OVERTIME.

    I say starting at game 80 , ALL GAME must be continuos OT and no shoot outs anymore.

  102. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Next season ,plz!!! " … says Greg L. on

    YO Wicky!! Im fine if it wasn’t for that lame shoot out!!!

  103. Carp,

    Hope you don’t think I was attacking Unicef, or charities in general, or suggesting they get squeezed. I only meant it would be easier to squeeze CCM or Budweiser.

  104. me and jaromir/LQ have an understanding. I am allowed 1 non Ranger Pretend Boyfriend. And LQ likes Zetts because they share the same beeeeeeautiful name!

    WAKE UP, ORR!!!!!

  105. Good morning, boneheads!

    Can someone tell why Nick Lidstrom isn’t on the list of nominees for Norris this year again? ‘Cause he is 40?
    Well, he took the game over. They couldn’t score on Bryzgalov, they were dominating, but couldn’t score. So he took the puck, surveyed the situation, skated slowly behind the net and set up Datsyuk for the first goal. Game over. He added one on his own, but the team already knew they could score on Ilya.

  106. And also, can you name one d-man in Eastern Conference who is better this year than Lidstrom? And please, don’t bring up Mike Green’s name…

  107. Morning all.

    Man, the Wings schooled the Yotes in how to play a Game 7. All that experience came through big time. It was a heck of a ride for the Yotes though.

  108. ilb, Lidstrom has always been one of my favorite non-Rangers. Guy is just amazingly amazing.

  109. leetchhalloffame on

    Would love to be a fly on the wall at NYR “brass” meetings in LaQuinta this week. Maybe Torts and Slats will duke it oooot.

  110. Mickey – wow, that is totally unbelievable… I don’t care whether or not Bill Parcells creates an atmosphere of arrogance, or whatever the writer called it, the Dolphin’s GM Ireland should be canned for a remark like that.

  111. leetch, Steel Cage match with Schoney as the ref. And Sullivan coming from out back to bash Slats in the heads with a folding chair.

  112. LI, it’s SO over the line that it’s not funny. Ok, yeah, Bryant’s had his own legal issues and apparently his Mom served 18 months on a drug charge, but still, that question should NEVER have even come into Ireland’s mind. Gotta give kudos to Bryant for not punching him in the face. Forget that it was a job interview, no one has a right to say that, it’s just wrong on all levels.

  113. TheREALMikeyNJ on

    Doesn’t everyone LOVE how the entire NHl, Local and NAtional NEwspapers, Canadian newspapers, hell even the world agree that Glen Sather should be fired yet Dolan does absolutely NOTHING!!

    It really just makes me sick.

    They could make one of the equipment guys GM and I’d be happier than having the Tomato Faced one at the helm of our organization

    It’s just a joke and I get more upset about it every year

    Fire Sather
    Fire Sather
    Fire Sather
    Fire Sather

    And the Red Wings are goign to beat the sharks, mark my words

  114. Mikey, thanks for getting the day started on the right foot

    *FIRE SATHER!!!!* good morning olga, wherever you are lol

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