Work, work, work


That’s a line from Blazing Saddles, by the way.

Sigh, I have to work today, on this beautiful, sunny, warm spring day that was made with Mr. Titleist in mind. Oh well, there will be others. I can rest in the comfort that the Rangers are enjoying themselves on golf courses. PS, a friend of mine played locally with Colton Orr the other day.


Some rollicking start to the conference semifinals, or as they used to be called, the Stanley Cup quarterfinals. (Versus’ promotional ad calls them the Stanley Cup semifinals, and points out that eight teams start and only four survive; duh, how could it be semifinals with eight teams?).

I digress. I thought that was a fabulous game last night, though I didn’t see the whole thing, and you gotta just love all the goals being scored in these playoffs, and that games aren’t over when a team scores first, and they aren’t over when a team leads in the third period.

A friend sent me this photo: a stop sign spotted in Washington, D.C.


One downside I forgot to mention about Washington’s ouster. Beninati is now available to do Versus games. Ugh. Tallies, helpers, stanzas, campaigns, twine, etc. “On Versus” every five seconds. Too bad.


Finally, it’s official: The winner of “the inaugural Olli Jokinen Five-Hole/Beat the Blogfather Extravaganza and Picnic” is True Fans Bleed RW&B. Most of you have congratulated him already. Those who haven’t should. He very nearly went 8-for-8, but was upset by Halak and Co. in Game 7.

And for those who asked what the prize is for correctly picking the next round … I’ll happily mention you in the blog. I would imagine we’d have to have tiebreakers since there are only four series. The first will be the number of games in the Pitt-Montreal series, next the number of games in Boston-Philthy, then Detroit-San Jose, then Vancouver-Chicago.


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  1. You’re too young to remember the Miller Lite ad where that guy Norm, who mispronounced everything, was playing darts with Catfish Hunter and said, “Bulls-ear, Catnip.”

  2. Schaefer is the one beer to have
    When you’re having more than one.
    Schaefer’s pleasure doesn’t fade
    Even when your thirst is done.

    The most rewarding flavor
    In this man’s world.
    For people who are having fun, fun, fun, fun, ….

    Schaefer is the one beer to have
    When you’re having more than one

  3. I was wondering why I hadn’t heard the most annoying man in hockey, Joe Beninati. Ugh. If Washington being in the playoffs meant not hearing his voice I would have rooted for them to go all the way to the finals. And lose horribly, but still. But now, goaltenders will be spelling for each other, rubber will be spiked at twines, and other wonderful poetry, only on Versus.

  4. Slow Friday morning, eh? It will pick up. Great game last night. I dare to say that Detroit looked better, despite the loss. I expect long series. I’m suspecting that the lack of experience in goal will hurt them.

  5. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    I HEARD beer this morning! I’m getting up!

    “My beer is Rheingold the dry beer.
    Think of Rheingold whenever you buy beer.
    It’s not bitter, not sweet,
    it’s the extra dry treat—

    Won’t you try extra dry Rheingold beer?”.

  6. Repost loneranger
    April 30th, 2010 at 10:58 am
    Carp Agree with all your picks except Flyer-Bruin series.

  7. ilb… grabby?? if so i heard from him the other day. he said he was doing well and I’m sure he’ll pop by later on.

  8. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    There were a few good Yankee players in the 50’s too, I’m lead to believe…

  9. Rangers 2010 opening night intro song

    I know ILB, we all were. He sent me a message on FB. i’m sure he’ll be by to let everyone know. He was pretty touched with how everyone wished him well. You guys are truly the best

  10. Gee, guys. You are that old? I difn’t even know baseball existed then. I was in Russia.

  11. Some Yankee fans believe baseball was invented in 1996 and that Paul O’Neill is the greatest right fielder in Yankees history.

    These pretzels are making me thirsty.

  12. some advice…. if any of you ever get involved with a bodybuilder (either male or female) and ask them to bring home beer, be very specific in the beer you want or you will wind up with 55 calorie budweiser select.

  13. Linda, I just imagined myself getting involved with a female bodybuilder for a sec. Made my day, LMAO

  14. lmao ilb…. as long as she doesnt turn around and in her best drago says I MUST BREAK YOU , you should be ok lol!!

  15. I should have just told him to go to the liquor store and bring home jack daniels, that would’ve been better.

    I think he’s trying to tell me something lol!!

  16. My favorite bar in Brooklyn is closing today. Anyone near Prospect Heights/Park Slope should head over and pour a little whiskey out for me.

  17. Linda, LMAO… exactly. That’s what I hate about the city. They tear down everything with history and character to make way for glass condos for jerks. Other than the pizza, I can’t say there’s a whole lot left to miss.

  18. Stu, my first beer was a warm Schaefer we found on the side of the road. It ruined beer for me forever. Too bad I loved their jingle. I remember watching the 61 series and rooting for the Yankees the first time. They used to have all the classic beers as advertisers. Do you remember the Ballentine brewery in Newark it used to be bigger than Budweiser.

  19. lmao tony, maybe he checks in while AT school, those kids these days!!

    lmao @ eisenhower was president!

  20. ” All hail Pittsburgh’s bold bucccaneers

    with a slugger that all Flatbush fears ( Kiner)

    he never takes trouble

    to bang out a double – when home runs get many more cheers…!

    So – here’s wishing both teams the most,

    and here’s our traditional toast

    may the better team win

    and we hope you’ll join in

    with Schaefer’s dry beer as your host.”

    (circa 1950’s Brooklyn’e Ebbetts field)

  21. Incidentally they had a jingle similar to that for every team in the league…they were great, and Red Barber and ( Vince?) Scully were the play by play. and if I’m not mistaken..Dizzy dean provided color. ( he slud into third)
    “Lazy can o’ corn to the outfield” ” Then his rendition of Wabash Cannon ball.

  22. Looks like a bar with some character. I would have liked to have gone there.

    My Brooklyn bar dalliances tend to gravitate more around Park Slope.

  23. My grandfather used to drink 7 oz. Knickerbockers. Remember those, in the little brown bottles? He used to let me have a sip most of the time when I was a kid.

  24. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    7 oz. Rolling Rock Ponies!

    Great for a hot day! Two sips and you need another. Never lasted long enough to get warm.

  25. >>Crack open a beer!

    I will, but someone else will have to drink it. I stay away form that stuff.

  26. Sredina dnya!

    Sally, I’m a 10 min walk from the place at the moment. I’ll go after work tonight. If there is after work, that is…

  27. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”
    — Frank Sinatra

  28. ah the joys of Italian granparents eh Carpy! Vermouth, Asti Spumante, Brandy Alexanders on New Years Eve, whatever other crazy stuff was around when i was a kid. Loved it all.
    Thankfully, once I had my own child and offered her sips, she hated the smell of alcohol. Never had to worry about her drinking and driving.

  29. ok, for anyone in a similar situation

    i have a potential customer who is interested in the venture i’ve become involved in. So i’m all excited at the prospect. Problem is, the person keeps calling to cancel and reschedule. ARGH!

    sorry, just had to vent. 63 days until July 1

  30. We used to pinch cans of Carling Black Label from the fridge.

    My dad used to drink gin & Fresca!

  31. TheREALMikeyNJ on

    Yuengling: The oldest Brewery in America

    And on eof the finest Pale Ale’s you can buy

    $5.00 for a bottle 6 pack here in NJ

  32. Dang, I got Carp’d and am so far behind. Carp, I was gonna say they about pretzels!!

    Good afternoon all! Come to think of it, I’ll have a Heineken….(not really, I’m not a big beer girl)

    That guy’s a singer and a “mesotherapist?” Yeesh, I looked that up. Bizarre combo.

  33. Carp!!!

    Quoting BLAZING SADDLES!!!!

    you’re my hero!!
    i’ve probably seen that film several dozen times.
    and it’s still funny!

  34. congrats True Fans

    is there a consolation prize for getting none of your picks right…….other than shame?

  35. Old joke that was a pun of the Schlitz slogan “The beer that made Milwaukee famous”

    Never heard it done in rhyme before.

    There was a pitcher for the Cubs – Milt Famey was his name.
    Some people say he was the best to ever play the game.
    In ’32 he won two dozen games with his lightning throws…
    The Cubs went to the Series with the Yankees as their foes.

    The Series was magnificent – the games tied three to three.
    Milt pitched the first and third and fifth and won them easily.
    It all came down to one last game. The park shook with the sound
    Of 50,000 screams of joy when Famey took the mound.

    The truth is Milt was pretty nervous on that final day.
    He had a beer or ten to chase the butterflies away.
    He pitched each inning flawlessly and then, when he was through,
    He’d sit down on the bench and have another beer or two.

    By inning number five poor Milt was pretty well near blitzed
    But still he mowed the Yankees down – no walks, no runs, no hits.
    The final inning came at last..Milt took the mound real slow.
    The Cubs were leading one to zip with but three outs to go!

    Milt tried hard not to stagger ‘neath the hot Chicago sun.
    He saw three batters standing at home plate instead of one!
    He walked five batters in a row to everyone’s dismay
    As New York won the Series on that hot September day.

    Reporters asked the Yankees how it felt to win that way,
    To win the Series from a gift instead of stirling play.
    The manager called out amid the celebration ruckus,
    “We all think it was the beer that made Milt Famey walk us!!”

  36. REALMikey, Yuengling is EXCELLENT. My bro-in-law introduced me to it about 8 years ago and it’s been a fav ever since.

  37. I’ll say this for that painting, it’s actually pretty decent artwork from a purely technical aspect.

    Then again, I’m no artists, I can’t even draw a straight line WITH a ruler.

  38. billybleedsblue on

    “When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.”

    -Henny Youngman

    “Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”

    -Dave Barry

  39. Ilb, you should definitely go to Freddy’s while you still have a chance. I heard they took down the mounted jackalope already though :(

    Beer please. Any kind.

  40. hey everyone, truefans- congrats on your ultra clutch jokinen 5 hole picnic challenge victory!! history has now been made!! there having a 1 for 2 pk special at papa clutchio’s this weekend. kill off 1 large extra clutch pizza with the works, get the oppurtunity to kill off another for the same price!! they have emt’s and working defibrillators standing by incase your not clutch enough. ok, i have been pretty sick for a fewe days but thank gretzky(i got that from morg btw!)that my doc put me on meds!! what would doctors do if they had to actually work?? idk but i think mine deserves the 1 for 2 pk special at clutchios. hartnell ridiculous. im still feeling lousy. but im not gonna let that ruin my national thumb wrestling and toe wrestling all stars of iowa championships in cedar rapids later on today.

  41. sally swiss roll!!! how ya doin?

    my fave beer is pabst blue ribbon. 3 bucks a pitcher baby!! j/k, but i really love killians or grolsch because of the cool caps

  42. atta boy, mike. keep your spirits up. i think you deserve the papa clutchio’s.

    Schlitz, anybody? Schmidt’s (that was the cheapest). I have a beer can collection somewhere. I’m going to have to find it. It was quite large.

    Does anybody remember what a big deal it was when Coors, in the long, yellow cans, first made it to the East? They said they could only ship it in refrigerated trucks because it was so pure and had no preservatives, etc. So it was obviously more expensive. And as naive as we were, we swore it was worth every penny, the best beer we ever had.

  43. shory,woolery,tony,baman,avery,torts??? sather!!! where are you?? we miss you buddy! pleasae coem back and sign kovalchuk to a 30 year,600 billion in travelers checks contract!! then trade for zetterberg and give him a years supply of swedish meatballs

  44. Mike, Glad to hear you are feeling better. Keep smiling and remember, someone always has it off worse than you.

  45. Genny Cream Ale, my Dad and cousin used to drink it all time. Now there are cans of it rotting in the basement.

  46. thanks carp! im ok now. but it comes n goes. i am on some more blood pressure pills and a sedative. im thinkin of giving greg or cr9 some. they seem like they need a good calming down too!

  47. True fans bleed RW&B on

    Thx all! Mike, I think we can call it a clutch backside bullseye. BTW, I hope all is well, or getting there. Keep fighting man.

    I just want to thank chris drury for the clutchness he’s imparted over the past 3 years. Without him I might not have had such lengthy hockey-free summers, nor a copy of the 100 Rangers Greats.

  48. Hi GRABBYWAFFLE! Sorry to hear you’re still not feeling better, but I’m glad you’re not going to let it ruin your National Thumb Wrestling and Toe Wrestling All Stars of Iowa Championships!

  49. LMAO True Fans!

    “Without him I might not have had such lengthy hockey-free summers, nor a copy of the 100 Rangers Greats.”

  50. Glad you’re feeling better, Mikey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And so it begins, tonight, LETS GO PENGUINS!!!!!!!!!!! SIDNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love the Hartnelling Flyers too, & Carcillo and Giroux!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Mike, another msg on FB.

    Sorry, I can’t participate in that beer convo. I have no clue about beer. Wine-absolutely, vodka-talk to me!

  52. TheREALMikeyNJ on

    MikeinIA: Glad to hear your feeling better!!

    Im out everyone have an early day wedding to go to

    See you all next weekhvae a great weekend!!

  53. Carp,

    How are you, you fine piece of Filet Mignon? Great picture with that fake beard the other day. YOU ARE HOTTTTT!!!!!!!


    If Carp is the finest piece of filet mignon, what does that make you?

    The most savory bottle of wine, Dom. Romane Conti 1997?

  54. Sorry, guys!!! Im just so excited for SIDNEY tonight!!! I LOVE THAT KID!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. True fans bleed RW&B on

    You always push the line but never quite like that and with so many exclamations about carp! I chuckle at your posts, don’t get ban’d today. You know what I mean?

  56. Mama

    You werent here when I nominated Carp for the “finest piece of filet mignon” on the site

    Carp really is SUPER GORGEOUS!! Jose Mourinho GORGEOUS!!!

  57. Oh, well, Ill see all you New England chowderheads…..I mean, New York cheesecake heads later 2nite!!!!!!

    SIDNEY!!! I LOVE YOU SIDNEY!!!!! You are gorgeous SIDNEY!!! I want to see you carry around the Cup again this year SIDNEY!!!!!!!

  58. yea thanks mickey,babs!! i cant stay away too long i get blog withdrawal symptoms.

    those grolsch bottles are great. i kept one cuz theyre clutch. im more of a hard liqour guy though. i cant drink 5 or 6 beers i get bloated.

  59. Is it so wrong to admire Carp for the truly beautiful person he is?!?!

    Scale of 1 to 10 for the Great Carpini, Im going with 8.83. I reserve the 9s and 10s for Jaromirs, Henriks, Minka Kellys, Megan Foxs, Diane Lanes, etc.

  60. Well, I was trying to be realistic! I hate lying!

    Question: Do women really like to be lied to about their looks? (Obviously, the answer is yes, Im looking for a ‘no’ answer)

    I had this gf ask me what she was on a scale of 1 to 10 (I didnt realize I was suppose to say 10).

    I told her she was a between a 7 and 7.5. I was being fair. She was pissed off and whacked me upside the head with a book; needless to say that relationship didnt last much longer!!

    Was I in the wrong?

  61. sally swiss roll, i will never let it ruin my thrumb n toe wrestling championships, or my favorite national referee appreciation day

  62. That was a stupid question to ask (hers, not you CR)….hard to walk away from that one unwacked….can’t analyze any further as it’s quitting time!!!!!

    TA for now all!!

  63. I gather it was the L. Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” book…


    i think it was an entire Encyclopedia collection…

  64. ohh geez, sorry babs! im under some funny meds. forgive me, the zanex, or xanax(sp) is makin me speak too freely if u know what i mean. hold on i just looked, its xanax. ive got serious muchies for sweets too!!

  65. Geez, I can’t believe it came to this: Let’s go, Habs! I almost feel like GregL when he was pushed (ahm) to show his love to some NJ affiliated personnel.

  66. Hello all,

    Sorry I’ve been so MIA, I just got setup this week working from home. Yeah, it’s a good thing, but the job sucks and I pretty much got demoted while making the same pay!! Awesome! I’m lookin for a new job but hopefully now that I’m all setup I’ll be able to visit much more during the day!

  67. Hmmm…You guys think it was the shot to the head that made me crizzazy?!!

    Naw, I was crazy long before that!!! When that putrid referee called an icing with 2 seconds left in a Stanley Cup Finals 1994 Game 7. Thats when I went bat-guano crazy!!!


  68. plus i would probably see a thousand little floating drurys and reddens all around me singing wierd showtunes in an alvin n chipmunk voice

  69. mike

    i had a wife too! And the marriage that resulted in NO CHAMPIONSHIPS lasted until final separation in 2007!

    What I wouldnt give to have those years back for my teams to have a chance at winning.

    It was all my wife’s fault for the 2004 NYY collapse. Of course, the umpires fault also!

  70. On my way out again! I say, I LOVE YOU SIDNEY CROSBY!!! 2 Cups for Sidney. Whos with me??? 2 cups for SIDNEY!!!!!!!!

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

    congrats true!!

    So the funniest thing i’ve seen in a while (other than myself in the mirror) is this from spectors site:

    SPECTOR’S NOTE: The last thing the Oilers need is to sign an aging, past-his-prime, moody player like Jagr. If they’re going to rebuild, do it right and don’t waste precious cap space.

    Moody player….HA the understatement of the last decade!!!

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

    I’m rooting for mtl just because I love their fans (and my mum says I have to root for the home province!!!)

    oh well, back to work!

  73. this is pretty funny

    Tiger Woods may have put a series of steamy sex scandals behind him, but some fans haven’t.

    The struggling Woods was reportedly heckled for the first time since he returned to golf last month this afternoon during the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte.

    Woods — in danger of missing the cut for this weekend’s final round — was on the way to missing a five-foot par putt on the 10th hole when two spectators decided to get under his skin.

    One man yelled, “Get in the hole!” alluding to the ball.

    That’s when another man shouted, “That’s what she said!”

    Security guards tried to find the hecklers, but were unsuccessful.

  74. hey linda lemon pie!!! how ya doin homeslice!! remember selden and coram? dont u miss it? i was only 2 towns over from ya! do ya miss lemon tree? i never got my haircut there though lol. i went to hair mecca!! lol j/k. u remember that place dont you? they do geri curls. i used to get them. i was stylin and profilin

  75. LMAO, Linda. I’m surprised nobody suggested that he should switch to rubber golf clubs for now

  76. lmao Mikey boy, I’ll be back in ‘dahood’ in 19 days. never got my hair cut at lemon tree, but will visit Dunkin Donuts for 1 boston creme donut, get some antipasta salad and a slice from Cafe Amici, and butter crunch ice cream from Friendlys…NOT all on the same day lol. Do you remember the dollar movie theater in port jeff?

  77. hahaha thats hilarious linda! its his own cheating fault!. i hate bcheaters. dont marry somebody unless you are totally sexually satisfied with them. even if they get fat from having your kids. i never cheated on my ex and she didnt look as good as tigers wife! she looked better!! im not kidding she was a babe-raham lincoln

  78. lmao @ ‘the top seeded sharks finally win a game one” sometimes kornheiser makes me laugh

  79. here comes another crappy weather weekend… we already have flash flood warnings…grrrrrrrr and the man was actually going to do something somewhat “spontaneous” (for him) and take me to Nashville Sunday! GRRR

  80. ehh i liked port jeff oen of ex gf’s was from there. i was born in st charles too. it was a pretty nice area for the most part. uhm, dont remember much they had a good greek diner!

  81. they still have carvel, baskin n robbins in ny? at the smith haven mall they used to have a place called orange julius!! i loved it. back in 80’s. but they closed it soon after.

  82. orange julius was awesome! i just read somewhere that campus heroes was closed down!!! thats just wrong!

  83. hey ILB, tiger missed the cut!!! Crack out the hose, and i wrote that family friendly right Carpy?

  84. im feeling much better guys. man, one thing i can say is, enjoy life. health is so important. i never thought about it much before, but i have an appreciation for life like never before.

  85. ohh i remember camps heroes. and mike donalds. as a kid i thought it was mcdonalds and when my dad took me there i said”aww dad, i wanted a cheeseburger!” he said this is much better mikey!! i was sad. linda which place is teh one with all teh baseball stuff in it? and they name their heroes afetr baseball players i think. was that campus?

  86. Mike, that was a *very very* old photo from back in the day when there was only one of me!!!! but thanks for being so sweet!!!

  87. Whew! Thanks Mike! I just saw the picture of Miss Linda! Lucky Lucky guy her husband is!!!!!!!

    She is so gorgeous, she almost rates at Jaromir and Minka Kelly’s level!!!!

    Holy Geeez!

  88. dead serious CR!! there’s like two from the parade up in there also, again, a lifetime ago

  89. ilb. and CCCP, Just for fun.
    Do you know, that originally L.Tolstoy famous novel name was “????? ? ????” with “?”, which translates as a “The War and The World”(not War and Peace). Bolsheviks eliminate it in language reform and most of the people got it wrong for generations. However, this have nothing to do with hockey, unless Bolsheviks in NHL will start changing the rules and fans-experts will take it as legit…

  90. It didn’t show in Russian.I was talking about “tverdyj znak”.Mir with it is World, without – Peace,but it not funny anymore.Sorry.

  91. Will Halak perform another miracle tonight? I think the Pens should do a much better job getting the puck off the ice and above his pads.

    It doesn’t feel good inside, but I have to root for Pittsburgh in this series.

  92. why JB??? and how did you (AND YOU CCCP) like last nights Fringe???

    just a reminder 3 weeks from tonight = boneheadfestapalooza!

  93. for some reason i just had a vision of drury, mowing his front lawn, chewing on a mouth piece and dropping every 2 feet to block pebbles

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

    Awww can I see , can I see Linda’s KO Photo!!???

    Go NOBODY but the Rangers!!!!!!!!!

    GO NOBODY!!!!!!

  95. Hey Linda, I was reading a story about Fred Couples’ caddie, Joe LaCava (big, big, big Rangers fan, and friend of JD, by the way). Anyway, in the story we learn that two generations ago, Couples’ family name was Coppola. He’s a paisan.

    Did anybody ever Drink a Dink (Dinkelaker)?

    CR, I’ll take those as compliments for now … though they make me a tad uncomfortable. I won’t argue some of your nines and 10s.

    mike, yup, still Carvels and Baskin Robbins in NY.

  96. Carp, thats a great story!!

    Carvels flying saucers, best ice cream ever lol (the tortoni was pretty awesome also)

  97. Flying saucers (chocolate on chocolate) and chocolate shakes and brown bonnets (chocolate cone dipped in chocolate sauce, which hardens when it hits the cold ice cream. No wonder I can’t eat sweets anymore. Between the beer, the pasta and the chocolates I’ve consumed (not to mention some unmentionables) it’s a wonder I’m alive.

  98. Linda

    I didn’t see last episode of Fringe yet, but i know it was a musical one!


    i think I’ve heard it some time ago from my sociology professor who was very much in love with anything and everything Russian.

  99. >>why JB??? and how did you (AND YOU CCCP) like last nights Fringe???
    >>just a reminder 3 weeks from tonight = boneheadfestapalooza!

    Linda, we can’t have Montreal win a cup in this decade. If they get past Caps and Pens, what do you think they’ll do to Boston or Philadelphia? No thanks! The sooner they get bounced, the sooner I’ll be at peace.

    Fringe: I started watching it on the DVR, but didn’t finish yet; I wasn’t getting into it much though.

  100. Gonchar gets it right back on the power play. What a CANNON that guy has for a shot?!

  101. JB, it was interesting. Next week looks awesome!
    wait, why can’t Montreal win a Cup this decade? Am i late to something lol

  102. not sure, CCCP. That’s way too far out for me … I don’t know yet if I’m working tomorrow (though I can guess that I am). Can’t ask for the day off because I need a bunch of days in May-June already.

  103. >>wait, why can’t Montreal win a Cup this decade? Am i late to something lol

    Because they’ve won at least one in each decade so far.

  104. I know we are supposed to watch our language on here, but Matt Cooke is a worthless piece of crap. I wish Sutton would have taken him out instead of poor Leapold.

  105. >>it would be worse if the pens minus the i won again!

    Canadiens fans are way too arrogant to let them win so soon, and with such pedestrian team, to boot.

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

    Penguins score …Im like , well nice . Habs score …im like , ahhhh that was nice too. No emotion , no love , no playoffs for us.


  107. Linda,
    After series of operation I’m OK now, thank you. You, as usual,are always inspirational for me to read this blog with your sharp, fine and ever entertaining writing. What do you do for living? Are you an editor? Or just very gifted…doing this for fun? (you know,I’m your not so secret admirer,looking always for your posts).

  108. LETS GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  109. >>I know we are supposed to watch our language on here, but Matt Cooke is a worthless
    >>piece of crap.

    [Clean version]
    Mr. Farkus meant to write that Matt Cooked is a classless, gutless, and despicable human being.

  110. billybleedsblue on

    Dinkelacker, a fine German pils. This blog…great, now I’m starving and thirsty as all heck. WTG guys.

    Go Habs? Huh? How does this happen?

  111. great to hear that you’re ok 4ever! does that mean you’ll be posting a lil more often? you know we hope so. as for me, i just like to make people laugh, and occassionally say something hockey related to keep the boys happy ;-)
    you are very kind!!

  112. the dreaded ‘lower body injury’. hmmmmm i guess jason kendall had a pretty several lower body injury when his ankle and foot nearly came off his leg..

  113. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  114. >>the dreaded ‘lower body injury’.

    Oh, it’s no longer an injury; it’s a “lower body concern”.

  115. Olga Folkyerself on

    I have no favorite in this series. I hope they go seven grueling games, with all of them in overtime. Get the winner tired out and roughed up.

  116. I hate how anglophones pronounce Pouliot’s name. The “t” is supposed to be silent.

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

    Mike? YOOOHOOOOOOO MIKE!!! WAKE UP!!! yer falling asleep dude. Ilb , we are to never ever ever mention that dirty discusting thing I HAD to say…brrrr it gives me shivers thinking about it!!

  118. meant severe not several. wow that 55 calorie bud select is still hitting me hard a day later lol … i kid!!!

  119. I have an awful feeling that it’s going to be another “Battle of Pennsylvania” eastern finals again that NOBODY tunes in to watch(because besides Pitt and Philly, i’m not sure the rest of the state has cable TV).

  120. olga, as i mentioned earlier, thats the kinda beer you get when you’re engaged to a bodybuilder… ya gotta specify lol!!!


  121. Olga Folkyerself on

    Anyone that drinks Bud Select doesn’t like beer, they just like to urinate a lot.

  122. just like hank last year, the goalies are not going to win the team every game. the defense hasnt ben that good tonight for habs. but they absolutely killed halak relying so heavily on him. i dont care who wins though. i dont have the sidney hate as much as i used to. much rather see the west win teh cup though. i dont care if teh pens reach the finals, just let the hawks or the nucks win. screw teh wedwings. they are getting boring to see the same guys in teh finals every year. same with teh pens. but i do wanna see pens get to the finals and lose horribly to whoever. love to see h sedin win teh conn smythe,the hart, and the cup and then not shake crosbys hand!! no, they dont act like that in sweden.

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

    Cr9 , you are one loving , passionate male. Your infatuation with Cindy is rubbing off on me. I too am longing for a Cindy sand….I CANT !!! I CANT DO THIS!!! even in jest im getting all grosses out and all!! EWWWWW

    Im gonna puke!!!!

  124. actually i hate burrows. he is as bad as crosby with diving and faking high stick calls. i sware he looks like a woman throwing her hair back while lookin in teh mirror. so i would love to see the hawks win, but i think nucks would be the best challenge for the pens(without the i)lol

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

    BOOOOOOOOOO Hockey !!!!! we were robbed I tell ya!!!!

    There I feel better!!

    Mike..Mike , how are you doing buddy?? I agree with yer post too. Screw the wedwings , yeah!!

    Ovechkin scored zero points in game 7 and Washinton lost.
    Ovechkin pulled a Hank and could not seal the deal . Guys like Hank and Ov , Hossa and maybe even Koval-waist are not considered Elite untill they can seal the deal.

  126. 5-2! Halak victimised yet again on the power play. This one’s over!

    Sorry Olga, no overtime for you tonight.

  127. Hey heads,

    I’m watching an old episode of the X-Files called “Jersey Devil” and it’s about a monster man that chews the limbs off people. What do you think it is? A half-human that’s big and hungry enough to eat people? I’m stumped…

  128. Olga Folkyerself on

    A half-human that’s big and hungry enough to eat people?

    CR? Although half-human might be too much credit.

  129. ovarychin is selfish. he tried getting around teh whole habs d by himself at times. he wants all teh glory. he doesnt have the will to win at all costs. he doesnt realize he is only human, and might need to pass once in awhile. ovie has not won anything yet. but really, boudreau really was outcoached badly. i mean cmon, what coach wouldnt win like that with that team? he needs to go. get a winning coach who has been there before or been close before and maybe ovie will learn what it takes. to be more versatile. change up the gameplan if things dont go his way. cuz he gets cranky if they dont. grow up!! and last but not least, learn how to kiss butt. look at crosby? u think he got those lips by accident? haah!! thats years of suckling,puckering,mushing,and blowing raspberries on teh down low

  130. OMG I SAW THAT ONE!!! sally, have you seen the sy fy Jersey Devil movie!? Hilariously bad!!!

  131. ok im wrong. he does have teh will to win. im not questioning ovarys heart. but he doesnt have the lips designed for winning. besides, with those little pursed lips, he would spill all the russian vodka on his chin drinkin out of the cup. crosby has lips designed like a sippie cup. he could wrap his bottom lip around the bottom of teh cup like a baby gorilla around a banana. the most important thing ovie has to do next season is get lip implants. its teh only way he could win teh cup

  132. linda- i hate the syfy originals(made for tv c grade movies). i saw teh one with the sabretooth cat. it was horrible. looked like a video game graphics integrated with real scenery and actors. then i saw the pumkin head one yeserday. that one isnt so bad., the first one was ok. but they had pumpkin head blood feud on yesterday. it was teh hatfields vs mccoys with pumpkin head killing all of them! tell me you saw that? horribl;e

  133. Linda, I’d kill for a Bud Select. I drink that no-alcohol carcillo.

    So when and where and time on this get-together?

    4ever, hang in there. glad you’re back here.

    Is CR talking about sausage lips?

  134. grabby, i love bad sy fy movies, it’s so easy to give them the MST3K treatment!!

    Carpy, May 21, probably about 9. did my email not reach you? We’d like to request JT26’s presence also!! lol

    and i’m drinking one of those right now Carpy.. after this theres one bottle left. Next time I’LL pick up the alcohol!

  135. oh and howdy greg!! im good now. i have severe anxiety attacks apparently. my doc gave me some meds, and im all of a subban im cured!!

  136. lmao!! i think i saw that one too. i have not seen mansquito, but i think we saw megaladon, some giant shark movie lol

  137. Olga Folkyerself on

    Is CR talking about sausage lips?

    Does Elmer Fudd have trouble with the letter R?

  138. ohh megalodon is bad but the worst one is teh remake of 20,000 leagues under teh sea. its almost like they were using technology from 1960’s godzilla and rodan movies for teh special effects. unbelievably bad, but entertaining in a comical way

  139. mystery science theater 3000 = MSTK

    syfy movies are so bad they are funny.
    lmao @ elmer fudd

  140. have the celts and bruins ever both won a title in the same year. wouldn’t it be amazing if they did it this year

  141. omg!!! i remember that stupid show on syfy when it first came out. all it was was horrible old movies with 3 idiots makin fun of it the whole time. i cannot believe that show was actually approved to be shown on tv.

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

    A flamboyant ,skirt wearing male .

    Who is ..Cr9!???

  143. that show was huge in like the 90’s! bad movies with some funny commentary. if we’re watching a bad movie we’ll comment through it if its just the 2 of us.

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

    Yo Carp , Can we have a sexiest man on the blog contest!!??
    All guy pose in speedos and send the pics to Cr9 , he can be the judge!!!

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

    Aww Cr9 is cool ’bout it, as long as we don’t cheer on Boston…Cr9 is fine with it all.

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

    Yeah Mike Anxiety is no joke . It screws with the heart and is dangerous if not remedied. Ive hear that Marjawanna can contribute to this …ya may wanna “butt out” dude!!!

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

    Ummm Mike ..TMI omg gross!!!! Eww nooooo Not on the blog!!!
    That was lower than Cr9 ‘s Crosby sandwich!!! Ewww Mike in speedos , what did I start now!!??

  148. cmon greg i havent talked to maryjane in almost 10 years!! theres other things out there much worse for anxiety, but i dont do that. my doc asked me though because meth is very commonly abused in the midwest. he told me to limit caffeine consumption and no red bull which i do drink when i go to work

  149. Ill judge the hottest guys contest and hottest gals contest on the blog…..

    Carp clearly win the hottest guy, in a landslide!!!!!!!!!!

    Linda, Sally, Mama, MickeyM and ‘brew wins’ win the hottest gal!!!!!!!!

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

    Red Bull ,red bull , red bull!! Red Bull!!! Mikey….red bull is a no no. For cripes sake man Red bull!!??

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

    Umm Cr9 , yer the hottest guy , dont be so modest. Carp can only come second to you.

  152. u started the speedos thing greg!! i am kinda loopy from teh xanax though. he mustve gave me a high dose cuz i have a high tolerance to most meds. when i went snowboarding once, i hit the ramp and went flying like 30 feet in teh air and landed on my tailbone. hurt like hell and the doctor gave me oxcodone. and all it did was give me energy and feel good. some people take it and fall aslep and get goofy.

  153. is a guy. a ranger fan and new yorker. just want the bruins to win this year and the celtics winning would not be bad either

  154. Why I sometimes feel here like watching discussion about their patrons in a Nevada Bordello Ranch Debate Club. Do they have any hockey in Nevada?

  155. Carp is a no doubter for hottest guy!!! That face has probably made womens hearts skip a beat for 30 years (assuming he is 48 years old).

  156. Sally

    They’ve caught the fever. CR FEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    SIDNEY FEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PENS PENS PENS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  158. wait, you’re talkin about fruit roll wrapped kielbasa and cr is gettin in trouble! LMFAO this is truly bizarro world and i’m happy to be a resident

  159. Come on Sally!!!


  160. CR9,
    Your enthusiasm is very contagious, indeed, my disturbed friend, but no thanks, you’re too rabbit quick in changing your passions (except all Boston, of course).Calm down, relax – it’s almost night in our NY kingdom.

  161. 4ever

    Thanks!! My passion is the same, PRO RANGERS, ANTI BOSTON!

    My love for the PENS is temporary, until the Bruins get knocked out!!!

    Same with my temporary love of the Flyers!!!!

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

    Bleach yer eyes!! good one Linda!! I thought about dumping acid in ’em .

    Yo Cr9 , Mike is getting all crazy here and he may do something sally , err silly. Ya may wanna lay off the sexy Cindy talk …thats just wrong!! Ya better behave or im gonna start Bostaning it up again.

    * this way not a threat not a vulgary statement made twards a fellowboneheadblogger. I reserve the right to voice any opinion here for no hurt is attended.

  163. I thought it was Josh Thomson who was 26!!! You cant all be 26!!! That means youd all be younger than me!!!! NOT FAIR!!! ;)


  165. CR9,
    From other hand, I have to admit honestly,sarcasm aside, that I hated Debbies so much and experienced such an orgasmic joy (using your style of expression), when they had been eliminated, (which was on par if not stronger than any Rangers regular wins)that I kind of become ashamed. Now, watching you, I see how far from extreme I was. So, Long Live enemies of our enemies, however they are still not our friends by any means! Right?

  166. 4ever

    Right! They are not our friends. But, as you said, the enemies of my enemies are my temporary friends!

    By the way, you havent seen extreme until you’ve seen me and 3 NY fan brothers!!!!!

    My brother works for an insurance company, and even though he does not believe the Boston conspiracy as I do, he still screws every Bostonian whenever he gets a chance!!!!! Just because they’re arrogant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  167. Baseless Arrogance is one of the basic and most punishable sins, according Old, New and Contemporary Testaments. Don’t know about everything Boston (my relatively innocent daughter – avid Rangers fan, is now in Law School there. Or what you will do with Rangers,-Boston College products, just hate them by affiliation?), but Torts have to be punished by forced to do summer job for Larry Brooks, as coffee/newspaper boy, for lesson in humiliation.

  168. Isn’t Tortorella from Boston? A Bostonian is coaching the Rangers?? Unspeakable!! How does he (CR9) lets this one slide, eh?

  169. Good night NYers and Bostonians, Antibostonians, tea partiers and their haters, extremists of all spectrum, hawks and doves, good citizens and obvious jerks, and above all my fellow bloggers. Intellectual power needs to be rested and reloaded at night. See ya tomorrow.

  170. 4ever

    It’s not all of them. Some/Many of them are decent. Im sure your daughter is one of the good ones. Dont have any problem, necessarily, with the a product like Brian Leetch.
    Torts clearly 100 PERCENT acts the way he does because he is a Bostonians, but I accept him because he’s one of us…

    Unless I find out he is intentionally trying to run us further into the ground.


    Ill get some stories from my brother. He told me one a while ago, where the female Bostonian (because of her accent) was demanding things, and he kept saying “Too Bad, you’re a Red Sox fan, I cant help you”

    She said to him she was going to call his supervisor, at the time, and that he’d have to apologize. His supervisor, after speaking with her, said he didnt do anything wrong, because she acted like a “newly banned word by Carp”

  171. So not every Bostonian is an evil conniver against the world peace and unity… if the Bostonian is one of us then it’s cool… IRON LOGIC!

  172. Lets not play this game CCCP!

    I said I’d accept him and give him the benefit of the doubt because he’s one of us!!!! He still acts like a dudebag because of his roots, thinking he is owed something!!!!

    And also, not all of them are bad!!!

    LOVE LIFE, LOVE SIDNEY, LOVE PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  173. ALL HAT – NO CATTLE May 1st, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Hello Everybody, this is Mel Allen, how about that!
    i totally love that post!!

    IRON LOGIC!!! sounds like an Iron Maiden tribute band…good work CCCP!

  174. wait, did CCCP say sac!?


    Hey now! All that talk about pen()s yesterday…lol

    i did hit the SACK tho :P

  175. Today’s weather is definitely not for hockey. So, Carp, please, wake up and give us some fresh food for thoughts and to polish writing skills. I can’t wait for real off season to begin – Time of Deepest Philosophical Debates by this elite group of people. No sarcasm or even scintilla of humor intended.

  176. Good morning, Linda.
    Exactly person I meant by this community elite writers.

  177. Speaking of our counry being overtaken…………………..
    and if ti keeps up this way…surpassed….puts one in mind of a Napoleon quote, after he’d conquered just about all of Europe and set his sights on Africa, he was asked what his intentions were about the far east…he said ” China is a sleeping giant…lt her sleep – for when she wakens…the world will tremble.”

    I mention this because of a feature seen on TV just a while ago and it displayed Hooter restaurants in China. The girls were comely and the outfits were traditional, and they had a special offering for later in the month.. A Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, and at a reduced price. Where have you gone Joe Dikmaggio?

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