Monthly Archives: August, 2010

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191 Higgins to Italy?

A story made the rounds yesterday that Chris Higgins had signed to play in Italy next season. But I figured out it wasn’t THE Chris Higgins, because THE CH goes by Christopher … and because the story was accompanied by a photo of him celebrating a goal … and we…

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106 Mornin’ Heads (updated)

You’re on your own today … Forty-one days until Opening Night. I see a lot of you jumped the gun with Tom Seaver, the obvious one, plus the Jed Ortmeyers and Eddie Mios. 41: Jake Gibbs. 41: Steve “The General” Richmond … one of my favorite Rangers from the bad…

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78 Guest blogger: Anthony M

In keeping with Carp’s countdown theme, we have 42 days to opening night.  With apologies to Mariano Rivera and the five Rangers who wore it (Artem Anisimov, Paul Fenton, Dave Marcinyshyn, Greg Moore and John Tripp), the most famous #42 belongs to Jackie Robinson. Hockey fans know that Willie O’Ree…

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71 Guest blogger: Tim G

The moment Before I get to the meat of my post, first I want to thank Carp for taking a chance on someone who has never posted (my employer’s internet policy is strict) but has been an avid follower since the moment I first found this place awhile back. Over…

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101 Guest blogger: fran

I still don’t know quite what to comment on other than odd bits of hockey lore that most of those recalled have already been passed on, I actually got to SEE very few Rangers games in those days ‘cause I couldn’t always afford the train fare from New Haven. But…

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134 Most interesting …

I have no idea why, but ESPN sent me this photo of Barry Melrose and the Most Interesting Man in the World. —————————— Forty-five days until Opening Night. 45: Bob Gibson, who was the freakin’ man. The man. 45: Jody Shelley. 45: Mark Freer, who I believe was wearing that…

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251 Guest blogger: cwgatti

The League That Ate Itself As a huge hockey fan, July 1 is an oasis. Hockey hype in the middle of baseball season. Cool thoughts on a hot day. In the past, especially for NYR fans, it has been a very important day. Since the days of Neil Smith, the…

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133 Third jersey = your wallet

I’m not going to go on and on about a topic that was discussed yesterday: That the Rangers will trot out another “third jersey” which would make this one their sixth or seventh or eighth jersey, actually. I’ve lost count. If it’s going to be a throwback, that’s fine and…

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137 Vacation begins …

Goin’ golfin’ but I’ll be around for most of the next two weeks, and with more time to hang out here at RR since I won’t have to do any other work … Hah! I have scheduled a few guest bloggers to fill in some holes. Youse who are guesting,…

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69 Gator

Forty nine days until Opening Night. 49: Ron Guidry. His 25-3 season (all three losses to pitchers named Mike; can  you name them?) was one of the best pitching seasons I’ve ever seen, along with Bob Gibson’s and Dwight Gooden’s. Any others, besides all the San Francisco 49ers? ————————————– We…

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49 I saw Sam

No, that’s not some version of Sam I am. I was at a football practice yesterday and randomly bumped into the real Blogfather, or the Grandblogfather, of this blog: The great Sam Weinman and his boy Charlie. He told me of some great news. That Pat’s Hubba Hubba is still…

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143 TGIF

Been a long week for me. How about you? There are 51 days remaining until Opening Night. 51: Bernie Williams. 51: Dick Butkus. 51: Randy Johnson. ———————————————— Meanwhile, this is the shortest haircut I’ve had in 51 years, since my parents used to scalp us with a buzz trimmer then…

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146 Bye, bye, Skills Competitions?

At this Research Camp the NHL is running this week, there’s talk about how to reduce the number of games decided by that silly skills competition that knocked your boys out of the playoffs last spring. Here’s a story from Yahoo.com. ————————————————- Fifty-two days left until Opening Night. 52: Dustin…

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167 Lots of Rangers at Steinerfest IV

First, 53 days remaining until Opening Night. 53: Don Drysdale. —————————————————– Got this from Steiner Sports: MESSIER, LEMIEUX, HOWE, LEETCH, GRAVES, HULL AND MORE TO APPEAR AT IONA COLLEGE’S MULCAHY GYM SATURDAY, SEPT. 25TH AT 10 AM FOR STEINERFEST IV: HOCKEY GREATS HOCKEY HEROES AND LEGENDS TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS, MEET…

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119 Gooooooose!

Fifty-four days left until Opening Night in Buffalo. 54: Goose Gossage. ——————————————- Hey, Boneheads, I’ve got more vacation coming starting Aug. 23, next Monday. I’m going to be around and will post from time to time. But if anybody wants to do a guest post, here’s another chance to do…

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114 Happy Hockey Monday

Aw, I don’t know what to say anymore. This is about as slow a time as there is for hockey watchers. Oooh, Oooh, did the Leafs trade Kaberle? This is what passes for big news in the middle of August. On the positive side, 55 days remain until the opener…

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94 Bulldog, not LT

Fifty-six days until Opening Night in Buffalo. (You ready, Sally?!) I’m not going to give you the obvious 56 … who last I checked is still in a world of trouble, and who once tried to fight a colleague of mine, Ernie Palladino, who maybe stands 5-foot-5. No, my 56…

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101 Pass the ketchup

Fifty-seven days until Opening Night in Buffalo. I’ll let you guys figure out which athletes wore No. 57 … I think Steve Howe did for the Yankees. Anybody else? Otherwise, I can only think of Heinz 57. Hope to have a hockey thought at some point today, but not betting…

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94 Fifty-eight days until hockey season

Here’s a game some of used to play in the pressbox … only we did it at the end of non-playoff seasons, not before a season. There are 58 days remaining until opening night (Oct. 9 in Buffalo). Each day try to come up with a well-known athlete who wore…

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127 Tortorella speaks

Over at MSG.com, Stan Fischler has the first of a two-part interview with the Rangers coach, John Tortorella. Other than that, I’ve got nothing except a lot of work piled on the plate today. Hope to stop back later on.

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