Bonus hockey … sort of


The fact that two teams in two nights survived 3-0 deficits to force a fifth game just means more hockey for us.

See, once this round ends, we no longer get two games a night. And some nights we get none. Until it’s completely over.

Just a thought: I’ve always believed the Flyers look like  a different team when Simon Gagne is in the lineup. But it’s probably too late to save them now.

I went to the Rangers site, but didn’t see any of their Worlds players’ blogs or tweets or anything yet. Was going to link to them. I’ll check later.

See youse.

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  1. To go back, it’s bocce, and it’s lawn bowling, with a bit of curling — you can knock out the opponent’s ball and play defense. And you usually play it with a cigar and a beverage. So it’s a legit sport.

    Good afternoon, Sally!

    Where’s Izzy?

  2. bocci ball AND dreidel? i go away for a few minutes and we’re talking international sports/games!

  3. >>i figured i’d let you 2 have fun for 2 minutes

    Yeah, same here. I don’t do weekend firsts anymore.

  4. With bocce ball you rake in front of the rolling ball like they do with the broom in curling.

  5. Nice Carp!


    In 1969 the IIHF voted to allow body-checking in all three zones in a rink similar to the NHL. Prior to that, body-checking was only allowed in the defending zone in international hockey.

  6. >>Linda -because Bryan Adams from Canada and they had no Rush or DeFrancos?

    How about Saga [one of the most underrated bands ever]?

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

    my vote is they should play kittie!!! It would be an advantage!!!

    morning all…….are the ashes from the cigars used to slow down the effects of the wine and beer lubing??

  8. zzyzx

    i think nino will go before 10th. if hes still available they should definitely take him.

  9. JBytes –

    Just listened to some of their stuff on YouTube. They had that 80’s sound down, but I can’t say I remember them. I’m kind of surprised.

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

    woo hooo ilb and mrs ilb!!!

    i don’t know if hrasko is the property of a team already, but he was my fave young player. first pick might be too early for him though. I want bueke’s kid in the 2nd for sure though!!

  11. tr-808: you are probably right but the draft is so uncertain this year. I definitely think we should stay away from drafting a Dman in the first 2 rounds w potter, sangs, sauer and possibly mcdonagh coming soon.If they decide to shift dubi to wing permanently I would try for a center if we can’t get nino as that really just leaves us w artie and stepan.either way, I have a lot of faith in gordie clark – we should forget all this messier talk and have clark become the next GM.

  12. My birthday is tomorrow! And yes, i will be 26!

    ilb – thanks for the link… ill def. check that place out.

  13. Ddebened,

    Saga had two minor 80s hits [on Rock radio]: “On The Loose”, and “Wind Him Up”. If those two songs don’t jog the old memory, I doubt there’ll be another.

  14. Btw, not sure if anyone else has mentioned this but tom pyatt has become a provincial hero. Who knows if this is just the guys 15 min of fame. I know we’re on the right track but still kind of tells you something about our ability to bring up prospects. Grachev despite his problems this year probably would be w the big club in most other organizations.

  15. ilb, that link is priceless!!

    good answer dde, they tossed a lil ‘seven nation army’ in there at one point

  16. brooksie had mentioned that i think a week or two ago tr. he’s waiting to see the Rangers ‘plan’. Poor kid, we’ve been waiting 10 years.

  17. cant look @ the gomez deal as being bad when it comes to players. just like the olli for ales deal we freed up cap space.
    gomez for gabby thats all it ended up being.

  18. mcdonagh hasn’t signed with anyone yet, so he can’t resign with the rangers. but i wouldn’t really put too much stock in brooks’ article about mcdonagh. the kid likely wants to play his senior season at wisconsin and then he can sign with us afterwards. he doesn’t become a free agent until august of 2011, so the mere fact that he isn’t rushing to leave college right now has little bearing on whether he will eventually sign with the rangers. if i were him i would finish college for sure then hope to make the big team afterwards.

    brooks needs to put out an article every sunday and the rangers don’t talk to the press hence stories like this. i really doubt brooks or any beat writer has an inside source in wisconsin that could give them such a scoop or that mcdonagh would have decided already that he never wanted to be a ranger…seems very unlikely

  19. JBytes LOL – heck yeah

    Linda – thought I heard the crowd doing a soccer style chant of ‘seven nation army’ – Uh Uh Uh Uh Uh Uh Ohhh

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

    agree 1000% on lapierre, that guy is a very good player!

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

    damn, just found out my bocce dues are…..well….due!

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

    i think it is funny, he used to drive gomer nuts and now they are teammates!

    I’d like to have a line of lapierre-burrows-pouliot.

    Finally got jack johnson in a trade on nhl10….i’m 18 and 4 so far in the season!!!

  23. then theres this

    I would love to hear who he got this information from because none of my sources have said this and nor has one of the top Badger blogs out there Sixty Minutes No Alibis No Regrets said a word. In fact the very last word I have remains that McDonagh wants to become a Ranger and until McDonagh himself comes out says otherwise dismiss this one.

  24. Big Time Timmy Jim on


    Just wanted to stop in and congratulate you on the new kitty! Can’t wait for the sister blog to post pictures!

  25. Pete you are dead on about brooks. Tr 808 I read that too – brooks is just making something out of nothing.

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

    yep, it is my second season in gm mode. I finished with 89 points last season, 8th seed and made it into the 2nd round and lost (hank gives up terrible goals). this season i am rocking though……my top six d men are the hammer, kronwall, mdz, staal, tollefsen, and jack johnson with jurcina as my 7th….love it. the hammer won the norris with me last year!

  27. a quick comment in regards to the last post.

    how in the h*** does the US lose to Germany?
    i mean, really!

  28. Yeah, Hank really sucks in that game. He’s definitely not “elite”. Brian Boyle packs a major flavah explosion though. He’s usually on my 2nd line.

    Ever since I developed my wrist shot, and aim, it’s been too easy. I score 5+ goals a game, and have a ridiculous unrealistic record at the end of the year, and always win the Cup.

    I wish they made the Superstar level a lot more difficult.

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

    i leave everything on auto, so it is a bit more competitive. I just like some of the trades, i mean i got johnson and the kings first round pick for erik karlsson, fleischman, and a draft pick!

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

    did germany have any nhlers on their roster?

  31. Big Time…we’ve had the crazy cat for a while now, I just keep changing her “middle” name

  32. Michael Del Zotto and Brian Boyle Attend a House Party Pictures

    Most likely from a college Frat party. The reason I say this is because of the beer they are drinking.

    Natural light.

    Take a look.

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

    drinking the natty….eeeewwwww!!!!

  34. Del Z is the man!

    I’m kind of disappointed. I wanted the Yotes in Vegas. Jagr would come back to the NHL so quick, and he wouldn’t even tell any of the KHL people.

    Las Vegas Meteorites! My new favorite team.

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

    i want more teams in canada and definitely more in PQ

  36. Coyotes are going to have to match last seasons wins to keep the fans coming.. AZ sport fans follow winners. Lose & you get an empty building. If it wasn’t for playing the Red Wings in the first round they would not sell out the playoff games.
    Sad but true.

  37. I don’t know if you guys saw this yesterday, and I hope it’s not too racy for the blog, but NHL Sex Acts was a running joke on Twitter yesterday. Search for #nhlsexacts to see what people came up with. For example, here are mine (Sorry again Carp if it is too obscene! You can delete it.)

    Aaron Voros: fights valiantly, but always ends up going down
    New York Rangers: overpaying for lackluster performance
    John Tortorella: quite the screamer
    Marian Gaborik: can be relied on to score, but only if you handle with care
    Ed Olczyk: tremendously tremendous happy humans
    Olli Jokinen: Ew, what is that thing? Is it human?
    Ryan Hollweg: hitting them from behind in a vulnerable position (see also: boarding)
    Chris Drury: clutch at the end of the night.

    Linda – You actually spelled “tumultuous” correctly on the last thread!

  38. lmao @ your post spider, and thanks for lettin me know that, its just one of those words that look wrong for some reason ;-)

  39. jpg, not making excuses … but it had to be tough playing in front of 77,000 Germany fans.

    about Brooks, I think the gist of the story was that if McDonough doesn’t sign and goes back to school, then he’s no longer Rangers property. He can sign with anyone next season.

  40. Hahaha, I was wondering what that thing was until it said “beach ball”. Funny stuff. I’m sure the Debbies fans will come to his defense, telling everyone aboot the Cups he won in the *past*.

  41. lmao ilb, with that gene pool, their male children will grow up to play for the pens

  42. lmfao ORR, first time i saw that one (islander kids) and it’s my favorite!

  43. linda
    that was great
    i think the rangers need a “green man” of their own.

  44. orr is gonna dress up next year and do it! i’m paying him in Entenmanns donuts, that burger king burger he likes, and a side salad to keep it healthy!!

  45. billybleedsblue on

    ahhahahaaahhahahaha… oh man. Canadians with free-time can be pretty funny. That news clip, I mean, was that a slow news day, or what? Or that AND they love the green men in ‘couver. I dunno, it’s very silly, quite a step beyond a creaky door sound with a slam when the box door closes.

  46. did you read the comments on that one billy. some guy said, when the guy asked if his parents were green, he should have said his dad was blue and his mom was yellow!!!

  47. billybleedsblue on

    lol, Linda that’s too funny. Thanks for the links/laughs everyone, I needed that today!

  48. hey guys before it gets crazy here later with the games…

    Happy Mothers Day to your moms, wives, girlfriends, sisters, mothers in law, grandmothers, aunts and anyone else i forgot! And to all my fellow Boneheadettes who are moms, Happy Mothers Day ladies!

  49. brooks himself says mcdonagh wouldn’t become an unrestricted free agent until August of 2011, but it is in no way a foregone conclusion that if decides to play his senior year that means he isn’t signing with the rangers. He can easily do both

  50. >>i think the rangers need a “green man” of their own.

    It sounds like you’re green with envy. Anyway, we don’t need coloured guys; we already have Dancing Larry.

  51. Hi Ogie. Buy you a soda after the game? on

    Happy VE Day, boneheads! And especially you CCCP my commie comrade.

  52. Hi Ogie. Buy you a soda after the game? on

    CCCP, its good you’re not a commie. I used to shoot at them back in the day. Soda for you, ??????? ???????? Da, da!

  53. Hi Ogie. Buy you a soda after the game? on

    CCCP, I tried to write in cyrillic (sp) )’harro-shee tavareesh’) good comrade.

  54. your welcomed ILB. hopefully we can show our fellow Americans that we care as much about them and what they are going through, as we care when disaster strikes other countries.

  55. Am I the only one who is severely embarrassed every time Dancing Larry starts dancing? Ugh, and that terrible dance music.

    It’s sad that he represents all Rangers fans. That’s my opinion though, I don’t know what all of you think aboot it.

  56. LMAO, CCCP, I doubt too many people know what it means.

    ORR-admittedly, I feel the same.

  57. Guess not. No edzo.

    Let’s go Habs! Yuck, that didn’t feel too good when I said it. Go to go brush my teeth.

  58. where do you not want me to go????? i’m confused!!

    I’m on my way to a lil bbq! I will definitely ZO with you dudes later!!!

  59. The best case scenario- this one goes to 7, Pens lose and Habs are utterly exhausted. That will make it much easier for Boston, eh?

  60. Too much firepower. 1-0.

    I still can’t believe Guerin wasn’t on US Olympic team

  61. How important is it for those VS guys and gals to start every question with “How important is it…..”? I hope one of those smart players will answer with sarcasm one day:”Nah, we don’t give a carcillo”

  62. billybleedsblue on

    So close. Convenient delay of the game there Pitt.

    I am rooting for the Habs. I am a Rangers fan.

  63. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    CCCP has good links but I remeber the time he linked us a over weight over fat , ugly lady!!! I havent trusted his links sinse!!!!

  64. billybleedsblue on

    Habs are knocking at the door…kudos to whoever that was laying out Crosby in front at the whistle…

  65. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzo " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    Yeah the game isn’t too bad for non Ranger hockey.

  66. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzo " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    since , ahhhhh right!!! my bad.

  67. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzo " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on


    WOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! that right baby!!

  68. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzo " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    GO RANGERS!!!!!!!

  69. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzo " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on


  70. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzo " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    Yeahoooooooooooooooooo!!! Go time? awwwwwwwww no go time :(

  71. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzo " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOOOOOO CCCP , winding me all up like that!!

  72. Has anybody noticed that the high-angle TV camera in Pittsburgh is a really good angle for hockey? Do you think anybody at the NHL has noticed?

  73. Maybe an arena should be constructed with a purpose-built camera platform way up above the ice. Like some sort of bridge or something.

  74. anyone remember that one time in dallas they had those trac cameras?

    they have em at o2 arena as well i believe.

  75. NHL policy is that cameras must be positioned at least five feet above the sense of entitlement of the arena’s home fans. This explains the elevated shots from Mellon Arena.

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

    nhl policy dictates that it ruins the game with stupid skills competitions to decide games and the 3rd man in instigator rule!!!

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

    man, i love the way lapierre plays

  78. wickyzo (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    dude, that;s my mother in law!!!!

  79. Too little, too late!

    Gosh, Crosby can’t even hit an empty net. He’s definitely missing some mustard in this series.

  80. wickyzo (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    yes, i’m a big guy and i think that’s for me!!

  81. If Gill isn’t back on Monday, that would be an end of Cinderella story for Montreal

  82. wickyzo (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    yep, never underestimate the value of a big rugged hard hitting physical crease clearing d man!

  83. “How important is this win, MA?” “Nah, it’s too bad we didn’t lose”

    can someone teac her some basic journalism?

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

    ok, time to watch vegas supercross, later folks!!

  85. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzo " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    yooooooooohooooooo Freddy “CCCP” Krugarrrrr!!??? Are you there??? Its yer birthday!!!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CCCP , you old man you !!!

    Have a great day!!!!!

  86. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzo " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    CCCP its -yer-birthday!!!!!!! Alright!!!!

  87. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzo " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    yo Carp , whatchya talkin ’bout me the best?? AHHH ty anyhooo!!!


    a kiss from cr9!!!


  88. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzo " Let's start the draft already!!!?? " … says Greg L. on

    even though yer another year older CCCP , dont feel too bad . Ya not as young but yer used too and yer probally better at lawn bowling now?

  89. Found my way year awhile ago, and I love reading Carp’s stuff as well as some of the regulars here.

    I wanted to ask everyone’s opinion of Patrick Marleau? ESPN says the Kings plan on going after him in the off season. I know the cap is an issue for us, but does anyone think this guy is a worth while investment? Or is his resume being helped by this years playoffs.

    Thanks guys, and I hope I can start posting more often.

  90. Linzo say HAPPY BIRTHDAY CCCPZO!! on

    where’s da birthday boy???

    Happy Mothers Day to my fellow Boneheadettes and Good morning men!!

  91. Linzo say HAPPY BIRTHDAY CCCPZO!! on

    Cynar, good to have you aboard!! if you’ve been reading a while, at least we don’t have to explain the nicknames and special words to ya!! :-) :-)

  92. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Welcome aboard, Cynar.

    Marleau’s an interesting free agent. I don’t think he’ll be worth the 4-5 year 7mil per year contract that he’ll get. He’s pretty much played a year with Dany Heatley and Joe Thornton (best passer in the game). Without Heatley making space for him (drawing defenders) and Thornton making ridiculous passes, he’s probably a 60 point guy. His team is now in the Conference finals, but they never did that when he was their captain. He’s a hard working player, but IMO not worth the franchise contract that’s probably on its way.

  93. Good morning, boneheads!

    Happy Mother’s Day! Please appreciate your moms and what they’ve sacrificed for you. Try to spend as much time as you can with them. My mom is older now and I’m trying to see her as often as possible. Special congrats to boneheads moms. I know at least one- Linda! You’re a great mother, girl! Btw, does Blogmama count? I guess so!

    Happy Birthday, CCCP! Pozdravlyayu, molodoi chelovek! Rasty bolshoy, ne bud’ lapshoy!

    Cynar, welcome aboard! Marleau isn’t an ideal center, in my opinion, he needs to be set up, not a set up man for Gaborik. But he’s got speed and size. So he can work. Having said that, I wouldn’t engage into any biiding war over him. Remember, his numbers also reflect that he is playing with Thornton.

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