Happy Labor Day!


Anybody else working today?

Did you know that Labor Day has been celebrated since 1882, which was Chris Chelios’ rookie year?


Thirty-four days until Opening Night.

You guys (Linda) already beat me to 34s Nolan Ryan, Walter Payton and John Vanbiesbrouck.

34: Peter Popovic (we called him “the Oarsman”).

34: Herschell Walker, Bo Jackson.

I don’t know how many of you remember the “Bo Knows” commercials. Those ruled! Also, he was scary good as a baseball player. Wish he’d lasted a while.

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  1. Happy Labor Day ‘Heads!!

    *11 Days Until Camp Opens!!!!*

    those Bo Knows commercials were great. I worked with a girl who’s brother played college football with Bo.

    LMFAO @ Chelios’ rookie year! Bravo Carpy!!! Nicely played!

  2. Tank The Season on

    Who remembers the ProStars cartoon that featured Wayne Gretzky, Bo Jackson, and Michael Jordan (with other people doing their voices)?

  3. bull dog, you’re right. he was. Remember the catch he made running up the wall? And the homer he hit off Nolan Ryan in the all-star game?

    Good morning, Sally!

  4. Bo Jackson’s 1989 season was amazing.
    he hit 32 home runs and drove in over 100, then went and rushed for 950 yards in 9 games in the NFL.

  5. >>11 Days Until Camp Opens!!!!

    Bands: Fusspils 11

    Albums: Robert Plant – Pictures at Eleven; Psyche – The 11th Hour

    Songs: U2 – 11 O’clock Tick Tock; Rupert Hine – Eleven Faces

  6. I’m surprised people not talking much about Kovalchuk finally signing the most annoying free agent deal of the century..i wonder who will the Devils be dropping now that Iliya is taking the biggest cap space for the rest of his life? Their cap space is -3.468mill with 2 players under the limit i believe. I like Ilya as a player…it’d be hard hating on him in the Devils uniform.

  7. @Linda

    Thank you so much your last post was very very helpful. I did have one other question I was hoping you could help me with. You said you had nhl.com & the other one (name slips me) right now. But watch the versus games on versus, & Id assume MSG games on MSG. Are these games blacked out on nhl.com or the feeds one? Or you just prefer the other option.


    P.S. Sorry to be a pain being a newish wed (about 2 years) & a new home owner $$ is tight and my love of the rangers is getting the the point where 20 games & the rest via 10 second highlight on sportcenter is not enough.

  8. wicky (Our D is SOFT and give Prust an A!!!!) on

    Morning ILB and all!!

    I have Bo’s autograph when he was with the raiders!!!!

    AV, struds, and Bo!

    Believe it or not, I’m NOT working today!

  9. No, wicky, you work because you’re a workaholic. And because you don’t like changing diapers :-)

  10. Happy Labor day to all !

    Vant wait till we get to the # 6. The number six jersey has housed some of the worst Rangers in history, I view it as a cursed jersey lol.

    Did Brandon Dubinsky have a good last year? Video


  11. Hey Carp speaking of Bo & tying him to hockey (al la six steps to kevin bacon) What an odd game that was. Anyone remember the short lived cartoon ProStars.

    Not the greatest cartoon ever made but hey had some of the greatest athletes ever, odd to think they all were in their prime around the same time. What a time for sports.

  12. Hey Guys – was away for the weekend and just wanted to thank you for the kind words on my post.
    I can’t wait for the season to start and though I may not post, my favorite distraction is always your comments about the team.
    Only a few more weeks…Let’s Go Rangers!

  13. Of course it means absolutely nothing. But, this is from Eklund.

    The Sharks, who improved greatly by acquiring Niemi last week aren’t done yet. Sources have told me the possibility exist the Sharks make another move for a D-man and have had talks with the NY Rangers about Mark Staal, The Canucks about Kevin Bieksa, and Paul Mara, and even MA Bergeron.

    * The Rangers would like Setoguchi in return for Staal..The Rangers are playing some extreme hardball with Marc, Torterelli has flat out said he should not come to camp if he isn’t signed.

  14. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Doing the Boogy!!! " ..says Greg L. on

    Eklund , ” So your trading Staal?”

    Torts , ” No!!”

    Eklund , ” So there is a chance …”

    Torts, ” NO way , I said .”

    Eklund ” I can see the headline now ..Torts wants to trade Staal.”

  15. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Doing the Boogy!!! " ..says Greg L. on

    Me upset with Mikey!!??? I can’t see it . Mike teh man should post more often. He is the one blogger who lays it all on the table and tells it how it is. Hes honest and usually non bias. Bring on the season just made a few mistakes in his “take on me” , I just had to set things straight.

  16. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Doing the Boogy!!! " ..says Greg L. on

    Brandon Dubinsky

    Lead the team in Short handed goals ( 2 )

    Lead the team in Game winning goals ( 5 )

    This guy is our best all-around player .

    He has the “full package”

    He should be Captain.

  17. There was a book called'”It’s Only a Bruise” it was written by the former team doctor of the Oakland/LA Raiders. It tells the story of Bo Jackson’s injury, and Lyle Alzado’s insanity. Great read.

    I saw Bo Jackson at spring training in Florida years ago. He was a man amongst boys. A beast.

  18. good evening all…hope everyone had a great summer! 3-4 days to go to the opener, camp is around the corner! i am pumped up!

  19. I used to go to the same dentist the Rangers use.

    was it you C3P, or someone else…I think the ultimate Kovy contract decision is a joke. Hate the team, but do feel bad for who doesn’t know they’re getting cut yet. The whole CBA needs to be looked at again.

    cw, probably won’t read that, (Alzado, olden days!) but love the title!

  20. There you go again. Bringing up people that ring my memory bell, and forcing me, actually forcing me to insert a few anecdotes………How many of you recall “Neon Deon” who played for one of the teams ( was it Cincinatti in the NL?)
    and that unforgettable view of him standing there in left field waiting for a fly ball to arrive that he had lost in the lights, and had the thing bounce off the top of his head? He was another two major league sport guys. Great athlete. I never forgot that moment and the way he just stood there afterward with a big grin on his face, and his arms out stretched. :Priceless.

    There was another two sport guy many years ago from Conn. named Gene Conley..he played I believe with the Celtics, but also was a pretty good pitcher for the old Milwaukee Braves. Really tall kid.

    Incidentally there is another baseball guy now in broadcasting the last time I looked, named Rob Dibble.
    I really don’t think there has been anyone who could throw harder than him.But he also had an abrasive personality that turned a lot of people off. His dad was a long time and highly respected news broadcaster for many years with the Hartford radio system.

  21. Mama

    You looked sparkling this morning! Your dress was FABU! And you looked so young, 26 to be exact :)

  22. Mama

    Ive been in contact with Aves, and he said he’s got his eye on you; he also said he’s too intimidated to talk to you, that you’re stunningly beautiful! :)

  23. Speaking of Avery, I heard from a friend that there was a rumor a week ago that Avery could be headed to Boston for Marc Savard. I pray with everything that I have that we don’t do that deal. Savard deal is terrible, and I REALLY DONT want to have to hate Avery. Because I know if Avery went to Boston, he would go from the most hated player in the league to the most beloved, instantaneously.

  24. wicky (Our D is SOFT and give Prust an A!!!!) on

    no ink for cally?

    Is the traverse city tourney on any where??

  25. TIM G

    sorry for the late response, I was invited to the house of the doctor whose team I work on, was at the lake house all day, on the water, it was crazy fun!!

    Anyway, being the hockeystreams is out of Canada, i do NOT remember any Rangers games being blacked out when they were on national tv. On NHL’s game center live, the year i had it, they did NOT stream the nationally broadcasted games.

    Hope that helps!

  26. please dont allow sean avery to go to boston. i dont ask for much, God – :crosses fingers: – but please dont allow my beloved agitator to go to a team where he’ll be liked. sean avery is in a class by himself and deserves to be with a classy franchise such as the Rangers.

  27. @Linda

    1) Lucky :P. Nough said lol.

    2) That helps extremely well & frankly is exactly the complete answers I have been looking for. Hockeystreams here I come. *Hopefully this proves to be the push I need to cut the cable for good*

  28. @wicky

    Im with ya Ive loved these guys for a few years now. Anyone crazy, dumb, brave, whatever enough to run the statue of liberty in a bowl game gets my vote. Been a fan ever since. You think they have any chance at all though honestly or you think the BCS will screw them worse than the shootout screwed us last year?

  29. Olga Folkyerself on

    MSG+ is re-broadcasting Game 81 against the flyers from last season.

    Hey greg- there’s still hope! Just don’t watch the next one…

  30. It’s a power play goal! Drury with his unbelievable second PPG of the season! It only took him 81 games!

    can anyone remind me how many PPM did Drury get last season?

  31. Hugo Folkyerself on

    Jody Shelley gets his first goal as a Ranger!!!!

    At the bargain price of #362,599 per goal. Why did we not re-sign him again?

  32. Mida Will Folkyerself on

    Hugo- Shelley only played 21 games as a Ranger so each goal only cost NY $92,875.


  33. Yukon Al Folkyerself on

    Don’t forget- Drury’s ATOI was 17:47, Shelley’s ATOI was 7:07, so compared to Drury’s ice time Shelley’s goals were only about $37,000 each.

  34. Hugh Jess Folkyerself on

    Boogaard has played for 5 seasons and he’s only two NHL goals ahead of Jessiman.

  35. Hugo Folkyerself on

    Dubinsky’s 20 goals last year were $85,000 apiece.

    His goals aren’t worth anywhere near as much as Drury’s!

    Trade him!!!!

  36. Hugo Folkyerself on

    No Yukon Al, days are still 24 hours last I looked. Which day of the year is only 23 hours?

  37. Hugo Folkyerself on

    Gabby’s goals cost $178,571 each last year.

    Dubi is looking more and more like a bargain…

  38. Olga Folkyerself on

    Rangers win game 81 again… Tie the flyers with 86 points.

    Last happy moment of 2010 season.

  39. Would’ve loved to see the game.

    Drury, for 7 million bucks, they’re not paying you to just win face offs or block shots (and why can’t he block shots and not make it look like he’s beeing shot?). You could’ve gotten that with Betts. And never mind the leadership. Too many uninspired games last year to justify his salary and cap hit.

    Any word on how Dylan played? Goon or maybe we have something here?

    +1 on seeing Stephan make the team. Hope Artie bulked up this summer and make a run for the number one or two spot.

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