Monthly Archives: May, 2010

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124 What happened?

I mean that in a literal sense. What happened? I saw the last two minutes of Chicago-San Jose, and not a second of Philly-Montreal. So I went to Hockey Central on Versus, based on my TV listings, and there was some guy riding a bull or killing an animal, or…

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171 Another zero for the U.S.

Got this from USA Hockey: U.S. Men’s National Team Earns 4-0 Shutout of France at 2010 IIHF World Men’s Championship COLOGNE, Germany – Nick Foligno (Buffalo, N.Y./Ottawa Senators) scored twice and Brandon Dubinsky (Anchorage, Alaska/New York Rangers) added a goal and two assists to help the U.S. Men’s National Team…

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98 No. 7 vs. No. 8

Gotta tell ya, this is tremendously tremendous. Just that it’s historical. And hysterical. What are the ironic chances that a Game 7 will go exactly as an entire series goes: Down 0-3, then four straight goals, making it down 0-3, then four straight wins for the Flys? Though the coverage…

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317 Richter working for a healthy planet

OK, so Mike Richter caused some queasiness among Rangers fans when he appeared in Flyers owner Ed Snider’s box after Game 6 the other night. And it sparked a little discussion on the Rangers’ goalie (the only one to win a Cup in the last 70 years, we might add).…

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122 It’s beyond belief

The Leastern Conference Final will feature the No. 8 seed, and either the No. 7 or No. 6. And if it turns out to be Philly and Montreal, or 7 vs. 8, remember that the Flys got in on that skills competition point, and that Bettman Bonus Point got them…

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371 My heroes

Jim Barry and John Scuderi. You have no idea who those guys are, right? Well, just to paint the picture, yesterday I made two terrible errors in my initial post. Sloppy, lazy, dumb mistakes. They happen. We’re all human, even the Blogfather. Especially the Blogfather. But I wouldn’t even be…

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167 Ooops … my bad

Can the Cinderella Habs do it again. Can the No. 8 seed beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins in a Game 7, after coming back from 3-1 down to beat the Presidents’ Trophy winning Capitals in a Game 7? Before I go any further, I need to point out…

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92 Denmark 2, USA 1 (OT); Drury elected to LL board

From USA Hockey: U.S. Men’s National Team Falls to Denmark, 2-1, in Overtime at 2010 IIHF World Men’s Championship COLOGNE, Germany -The U.S. Men’s National Team dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Denmark here today in its second preliminary-round game of the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Championship.…

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73 Slowdown

This has to be the lightest traffic I’ve ever witnessed here. I’m not complaining. I understand it was Mother’s Day. I understand it’s now been a month since your boys went home. I also understand there hasn’t been much news whatsoever from the Rangers. So I should have expected this…

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80 Happy Mother’s Day!

So the Sharks are the first team to the conference finals. And I have to tell you, I’m really happy for a really good kid (kid?) who not only has found a great place to play but has become an absolute force and contributor to that team’s success. Way to…

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213 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…

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198 USA: 0-1

This just in from USA Hockey: U.S. Men’s National Team Falls to Germany, 2-1, in Overtime at 2010 IIHF World Men’s Championship GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany – Ryan Carter (White Bear Lake, Minn./Anaheim Ducks/Minnesota State Univ.) scored the game-tying goal in the third period, but the U.S. Men’s National Team fell to…

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101 Rangers site: Worlds coverage

Just got this from the NYR: EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON NEWYORKRANGERS.COM FOR 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Unique Interactive Experiences and Insider Access to Players New York, May 7, 2010 – The New York Rangers will introduce a number of new online initiatives to give fans a more interactive experience and inside…

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82 Some hockey talk

Because I was not around yesterday, we missed the following news. And even though it’s a day late (and my usual dollar short) I wanted to put up because I’m exhausted trying to figure out what to do about the problems that came to a head (again) yesterday. So while…

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183 Just because….

Laurel here, and thanks to GCBlue for the idea of the day. Time for a new post. Carp is tied up this afternoon, so I hope he doesn’t mind me stepping in with this clean slate, but it was time. As for hockey, here’s the link Carp provided earlier on…

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138 Worlds and water and Walter’s

The mis-named World Championships — the best teams in the world are playing for the Stanley Cup during the World Championships — begin Friday in some huge stadium, with crowds in the 75,000 neighborhood. Here is the US schedule, and links to other info courtesy of USAHockey.com. The US roster…

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312 Happy Cinco de Mayo! (updated)

And, for those who might ask, no the holiday is not named after Gladys Mayo. ———————————– Borrowing this from my friend, Philly columnist Rich Hoffman’s story on Chris Pronger on Sunday. It is the list of all-time playoff scoring defensemen, in terms of points per playoff game: (minimum of 90…

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202 Bullies and cowards

I didn’t get a preview copy of the HBO special on the Broad Street Bullies — guess I’m not a regular hockey guy anymore — but I have seen some trailers. In fact, the best brawling from the video was shown at every opportunity during the Rangers’ final game in…

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287 Rainy Monday

I got nuthin’. Except a routine doctor’s appointment. So I gotta go. Maybe I’ll come up with something better this afternoon. Until then, you Boneheads can carry the conversation. Oh, and so much for my pick: Pittsburgh over Montreal in 4. See youse.

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199 On to Game 2s

So my usually reliable Game 2 stat was mediocre in the first round. Through last year’s playoffs, when Game 2 winners won 11 of 15 series, here is the stat I got from Elias Sports Bureau last season and updated after the 2009 tournament: Game 2 winners have won 392…