Three weeks to go

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Twenty-one days until Opening Night.

21: Sergei Zubov.

21: Roger Clemens (the filthy cheat).

21: Paul O’Neill. Cleon Jones.

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While we’re counting down, here’s a list of critical dates f0r 2010-11, from the NHL:

September
17        Opening Day of NHL Training Camps
21        Pre-season schedule begins
28        Kraft Hockeyville — Buffalo Sabres vs. Ottawa Senators (Dundas, ON)

October
1        Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month
6        Opening Day Playing Rosters set (3:00 p.m. ET)
7        Opening Night — 93rd NHL Regular Season begins
7        NHL Face-Off (Toronto)
7        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — Carolina Hurricanes at Minnesota Wild (Helsinki, FIN)
7        Official Opening of CONSOL Energy Center – Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
8        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — Minnesota at Carolina (Helsinki, FIN)
8        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — Columbus at San Jose (Stockholm, SWE)
9        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — San Jose at Columbus (Stockholm, SWE)
9        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — Phoenix at Boston (Prague, CZE)
9        Stanley Cup Banner Raised — Detroit at Chicago
10        2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — Boston at Phoenix (Prague, CZE)
21        U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Buffalo, NY)
Inductees: Art Berglund, Derian Hatcher, Kevin Hatcher, Dr. George V. Nagobads, Jeremy Roenick
27        A Celebration of Lester Patrick (Boston, MA)
Recipients: Cam Neely, David Andrews, Jerry York, Jack Parker
30        Busiest day in NHL season — 28 teams play

November
6        Hockey Hall of Fame Game (Buffalo at Toronto)
7        Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic
8        Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Toronto, ON)
Inductees: Dino Ciccarelli, Cammi Granato, Angela James (Player category); Jim Devellano,
The late Daryl “Doc” Seaman (Builder category)
8-18        2010 Subway Super Series (CHL)
9        NHL General Managers Meeting (Toronto)
11-13        U20 4 Nations Cup
26        NHL Founder’s Day (1917) — 13 games on schedule

December
1        Signing deadline for Group 2 free agents
6-7        NHL Board of Governors Meeting (Palm Beach, FL)
19-27        Holiday Roster Freeze in effect.  For all players on an NHL active roster, injured reserve, or players with non-roster and injured non-roster status as of midnight, local time, December 19, a roster freeze shall apply through midnight local time December 27, with respect to waivers, trades and loans, subject to the exceptions provided for in CBA Article 16.10.
24-25        No scheduled practices – dressing rooms closed
26 — Jan.5          IIHF World U20 Championship (Buffalo, NY)

January
1        2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic — Washington at Pittsburgh (Heinz Field, Pittsburgh)
17-19        Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (Toronto, ON)
27-31        NHL All-Star Break (no games played)
28        NHL Board of Governors Meeting (Raleigh, NC)
29        Honda SuperSkills, 7 p.m. ET, Raleigh, NC (RBC Center)
30        58th NHL All-Star Game, 4 p.m. ET, Raleigh, NC (RBC Center)

February
1        Hockey is for Everyone Month Celebration
1        NHL Regular Season Schedule Resumes
12        CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada (Host: Whitehorse, YT)
Ottawa at Edmonton; Toronto at Montreal; Calgary at Vancouver
18-20        Hockey Weekend Across America (USA Hockey)
20        Hockey Day in America
20        2011 NHL Heritage Classic — Montreal at Calgary (McMahon Stadium, Calgary)
28        Trade deadline (3:00 p.m. ET)

March
14-16        NHL General Managers Meeting (Boca Raton, FL)

April
7-9        NCAA Frozen Four (Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN)
10        Last day of 2010-11 regular season
13        Stanley Cup Playoffs begin
14-24        IIHF U18 World Championship (Germany)
29-May 15         IIHF World Championship (Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia & Ladislav Trojak
Arena in Kosice, Slovakia)
30        2011 RBC Royal Bank Cup (Edgeworth Centre, Camrose, AB)

May
20-29        2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup (Hershey Centre, Mississauga, ON)
29-June 4         NHL Combine (Location: TBA)

June
17/18        Last possible day for 2011 Stanley Cup Final
TBA        Deadline for first club-elected salary arbitration (later of June 15 or 48 hours after the
conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final, 5:00 p.m. ET)
22        2011 NHL Awards (Las Vegas, Nevada)
24-25        NHL Entry Draft (St. Paul, MN)

July
1        Free Agency period begins
5        Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification (5:00 p.m. ET)
6        Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification (5:00 p.m. ET)
20 — Aug.4        Salary arbitration hearings held

August
6        Deadline for salary arbitration decisions to be rendered

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  1. It’s 5:30 pm here so I guess I do have an advantage. Anyway, we were kayaking all day and saw different animals and birds. One of them is called Blue Penguin. Small bird with large lips (beak). Was LMAO until mrs asked what was so funny. Had I told her that between the name and the appearance it reminded me of Crosby, she’d take me to the local mental institution…

  2. 21 will always be Pete Stemkowski for me. Stemmer was a favorite of mine as a kid, and had one of the most famous Ranger goals ever: triple overtime vs the Black Hawks in the 1970 semifinals.

  3. onecupin70years and counting on

    Camille (The Eel) Henry in the late 50’s early 60’s.

    Bruce Maher NY giants 1970’s
    and Tiki (big mouth, look at me now) barber one of my least favorite giants, there was something about him I disliked.

    And blackjack

  4. BlueBlood September 18th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    LMAO! I’ve more recently focused all my energies on trying to forget Sandiz Ozolinsh!

    Higgins, my nickname for him is Shiggins-bottom!

    ___

    Chuck – Im pretty sure the MLB gets a piece of all jersey sales. The Yankees jerseys with names on the back are considered replica jerseys iirc, as are proper Yankees jerseys without the material of the $160 ones. Replica or authentic, the MLB gets their cut.

    Also, a fun FYI, the Yankees players – on the field – dont have the brand on their jerseys. For example, this year, the MLB jerseys’ brand are Majestic. The Yankees get fined something like $1 million per year by MLB for not having the Majestic logo on their jersey. However, the authentic versions as bought in-store or online have the Majestic logo.

    ____

    And my variation of Carp’s Clemens’ nickname: “Filthy Red Sox Cheat”

  5. Ah missed the jersey discussion. Like CR I do have an obsession with getting the authentic jerseys. I tend to scour for good deals on them and last year MSG had a deep discount on everything at the team store for AmEx holders and then the other week I found a deal on a Canadian equipment seller that had a good clearance deal on authentic jerseys. Anyway, my list:
    Ra

  6. Ah missed the jersey discussion. Like CR I do have an obsession with getting the authentic jerseys. I tend to scour for good deals on them and last year MSG had a deep discount on everything at the team store for AmEx holders and then the other week I found a deal on a Canadian equipment seller that had a good clearance deal on authentic jerseys. Anyway, my list:

    Rangers:
    Blue Reebok Edge; Staal and Del Zotto
    White Reebok Edge; Gaborik
    White Reebok (pre-Edge, wife pulled some strings at her job); autographed Lundqvist
    White CCM (1994); Leetch with the A

    Somewhere in a box in one of my parents houses:
    White CCM; Detroit Fedorov
    White CCM; Toronto Gilmour
    Black CCM (1994); Vancouver Bure

    Mets:
    All-white (non-pinstripe); Reyes
    Black alternate; Wright
    Grey; Santana
    Throwback 1986 (worn in 2006); Beltran

  7. TSN Has A Crosboner on

    What i`ll never understand about Wade Redden (previous post comments) is that he could easily stay in the lineup if we was to go to Management and say “I, clearly, am not worth my salary. I want the best for the Rangers, and I want to stay here. Let`s re-work my contract so I can stay`.

    Then, paying him 2 million instead of 6.5 for the next few years doesn`t seem as bad.

    As a professional, I would do anything to maintain employment at the highest level.

    He already is a millionaire 10x over, why bother playing in the minors!!

  8. Yeah I don’t think players can restructure contracts like that and I don’t know if players ever ask for less money when they do. Pre-lockout i know they would sometimes work out deferred payments in special cases and I wouldn’t mind seeing them pay Redden his remaining deal over the next say 666 years.

  9. Well, I thought Liverpool were going to be a push-over this season. However, it will be extremely difficult to beat both Liverpool and the referees at Liverpool later this season.

    The audacity of a penalty kick, a free kick on the edge of the box, and the enormous audacity to appeal for a red card for last man back when Torres never had the ball to begin with and never would have gotten to the ball.

    3 dirtpiles of the match: 3. Gerrard for his sick celebration, 2. Torres for not showing up for Spain or for Liverpool against any other team, and 1. the no-talent Agger acting like a classless punk getting in Nani’s face for diving/acting like every other footballer known to mankind.

    And just missing out on a dirtpile of the match award goes to the commentator on Fox Soccer Plus for going against United all game and having the audacity to call Nani’s antics shameful and pathetic, when as already noted, his antics are the antics of every other footballer known to mankind.

  10. CTB – Awesome list of jerseys! Since we won ’94, Id love to get my hands on a Bure ’94 jersey. I have enormous respect for the CCCPian Rocket – mainly because we beat him and then later he joined us.

  11. Yeah mid-90s authentics are really hard to find. The quality of the Rangers jerseys was always top notch with the extra heavy mesh (remember that the prices for jerseys varied on the complexity for each team, thus the Rangers with the heavy weight, drop shadow effect lettering was always the most expensive). The Edge jerseys are more akin to the replica weight jerseys of the 90s. Good for players I suppose that can go through an unlimited amount, bad for fans that pay upwards of $300 a pop.

    The NHL store has replica throwbacks from the 80s and 90s but the jerseys are all replica weight.

  12. thats sports cr9!! u gotta get used to it or you’ll drive yourself crazy. and we should be happy that at least hockey and football use replay, baseball doesnt, they couldve used it when jeter faked gettin hit and got on 1st cuz of it. he even said the ball never hit him in a press conference

  13. Christ, CR. No point cluttering up this place with sahker talk again, so I’ll drop it, but your team was favourite to win, won, deserved to win and you still have this delusional paranoia? Lighten up.

  14. LW – That was my only post on the topic, just to constructively get out my anger. However, you have every right to be screaming about the non-red card on O’Shea, and if I were you, I’d be screaming. And I disagree with the notion that we deserved to win. This team is sloppy at the back and is the only team in quite some time – albeit in the 2nd half only – to allow Torres to perform to his abilities. Good luck to Liverpool this season.

  15. carp,

    random, i know, but are the practices at the training facility open to the public? I have been to the facility before and work rather close to it….can a fan just go by and watch them practice like i used to do when they practiced at rye playland?

  16. speaking of redden, nhl network had on one of the late games from the 07 conference finals between buffalo and ottawa. redden looked great, he was taking the body, making nice plays, and didnt make any of his characteristic gaffes. i just dont get it. where did this man go and who is this zombie in his body. if he comes to camp and actually plays well, I’d still kick him to the curb, cause that means hes just been dogging it for 2 years.

  17. Question re: Yankee jerseys with names on them…

    Do you all feel the same way about the dark blue Yankee t-shirts with names on them? I grabbed a jeter t-shirt for about $9 because I needed some t’s for the wardrobe, but I agree about jerseys but think the t shirts are different.

  18. Joke – I changed my stance on the Yanks jerseys w/ names on them – because of the money issue and the economy. To answer your question, t T-Shirts are not the same thing. I would have no problem with getting T-Shirts for a wardrobe with a name on the back. There is no official T-Shirt! :)

  19. vibz, it’s tighter than Fort Knox. You can’t get near the rink. Too bad. It used to be nice at Playland, especially when they had the advertised open practices during the season.

    Joke, IMO, T-shirts are completely different.

    Good afternoon, Sally!

  20. All sources reporting that Wade Redden openly wept during scrimmage after repeatedly being hit against the boards by Zuccarello

  21. I don’t want to cause any waves here but can we keep the redden criticism to his horrible on ice play and not the other stuff? I’m guessing if there was any truth to those rumors then the rangers would being using it to void that terribly terrible contract.

  22. AGrossRecord

    #NYRangers GM Glen Sather says coach John Tortorella is “absolutely” the right man for the job.

    jessespector

    Sather says he feels the same as 10 years ago, will work “until somebody doesn’t want me to work or I don’t feel like working.”

    AGrossRecord

    #NYRangers GM Glen Sather repeats that contract terms won’t earn or save a player a roster spot.

    stevezipay

    GM Glen Sather says he’s fully supportive of coach John Tortorella and his relationship with players and staff

    jessespector

    Sather also says that salaries will have nothing to do with Rangers’ player personnel decisions. Putting emphasis on youth.

    thenyrangers

    Glen Sather: “I think it’s really impossible to tell (how team will look) now; I know we’ll have some interesting decisions”

    henyrangers

    Sather: “There’s so many good young kids that could come in here and take some veteran spots; at same time if vet will give his spot away

    AGrossRecord

    #NYRangers GM Glen Sather says it’s natural to second guess own decisions. “You’ll never be 100 percent right on any deal you do.”

    jessespector

    Sather says that teams have offered draft picks in order to get Rangers to take on bad contracts. He’s refused those deals.

    HFNYRangers

    Sather says no phone calls are happening right now. wants to see what happens with the kids.

    Jesse Spector jessespector

    As for done deals, Sather was glad to get rid of Brashear, who was “wasted space.” Says he second-guesses everything he does.

    stevezipay

    Sather says he has no issues with Alexei Semenov, here on tryout after bolting team at 11th hour last season

    NHL New York Rangers thenyrangers

    Sather: “I’d like to see our roster have 23 players who come to play every night, are aggressive, hungry to win, determined..win every game”

    AGrossRecord

    #NYRangers GM Sather very confident team will have no trouble getting under cap by season’s start.

  23. Hahaha, this has nothing to do with Dredden. I’m watching the Cowboy vs Bears game online, and they had the mics turned on before the game started like MSG accidentally does to Sam and Joe, and it sounded like that Aikman guy was snorting cocaine.

    No joke, you could hear sniffing going on for like 30 seconds, and then he says “can I get a tissue”

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

    I really don’t understand something…everyone gives redden soooooo much crap, but he is 100 times more physical than rozy (not saying much). I don’t want either one of them on our roster at all, but let’s give crappy credit where crappy credit is due and if you are going gripe about one, please include the other!!

    Thanks!

  25. HFNYRangers Rozy shot from pt, horak tipped it

    NYDNRangers

    Fedotenko and Semenov doiing a lot of hitting out there.

    HFNYRangers

    Bourque excllent passes and puck pursuit on horak goal

    NYDNRangers

    Del Zotto still wearing the full face shield for scrimmage. Said he won’t use it in games.

    HFNYRangers

    Semenov and chad johnson poor play and goal by bourque

    AGrossRecord

    Bourque pounces on loose puc in front of Chad Johnson for 2-0 White lead at #NYRangers scrimmage.

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

    NYDNRangers
    Fedotenko and Semenov doiing a lot of hitting out there.

    sounds like a couple of guys want roster spots

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

    I wonder if they didn’t get the memo about the players this team has are only supposed to play “positionally sound”??

  28. Blowzy can actually play semi decent defense every now and then. Dredden seems like he’s in pee wee hockey mode all season long.

    But, Blowzy will be gone before Dredden if their contracts play out. Hopefully they’re both gone in the coming weeks.

  29. LW – You’re somebody to me! //// I kinda like Slammin’ Sammy! Has anyone seen his face, how white it is now?! LOL!

  30. thanks carp…much appreciated…ur right, it is too bad….it would be great to be able to bring my son to their practices like my dad brought me to playland…only 3 already screams yeahhh baby every time we score and has numerous shirts and merchandise lol….takin him to his first game this year cant wait!!! practice would be more fun because wed b closer…any idea why they strayed from having open to the public practices (or advertised like u stated)?…..i used to love watchin them at playland man….i got alotttt of autographs back then lol…leetch kovalev graves…caught a tikkanen puck etc….good times

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

    I hope white sticks just so it forces sather to get rid of both redden and rozy!!!!

  32. Of course, I’m not “somebody” in the Rod Gilbert sense…

    But honestly, would any other GM in the league be able to come out and freely state that his job is there as long as he wants it? Even if it’s true (which sadly, it seems to be), couldn’t he at least pretend to make himself accountable. In the same way he pretends to make his players accountable.

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

    I was reading on spectors that souray could go on re entry waivers…..show of hands if you think slats is all over that claim (mine raised).

  34. >>I really don’t understand something…everyone gives redden soooooo much crap, but he
    >>is 100 times more physical than rozy…

    We give Rade Wedden much more flack because he makes much more money. Next question!

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

    J
    redden at 6.5 and rozy at 5 are both a huge waste!! PERIOD!!!!

  36. Can’t argue that. But, like I said, at least Blowzy will be gone before him. Dredden has another three years left.

    Slats was interested in Souray at the deadline. He’d probably burst into orgasmic rage if he were able to get him at half price without giving up anything.

  37. I was in the pool! on

    I am hoping for some lackluster play from rosy and redden. Those 2 contracts would free up some much neede room (rosy via trade of course).

  38. I was in the pool! on

    They really should televise the training camp. They would be suprised at how many of us would be watching msg right now.

  39. C’mon this is a hockey blog south of both Lake Superior and the St Lawrence – #21 is Mike Eruzione (Gold Medalist)

    Who cares if he is a masshole…

  40. apparently both Frolov and Stepan were very impressive in the first intrasquad game. 3 goals for Frolov, and one for Stepan. I hope Stepan gets the #1 center spot between Frolov and gaborik

  41. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Yukon Al Folkyerself September 18th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    N.CountryNYRFan- are you from around Plattsburg by any chance? That’s what they used to call it up there…

    –Yukon, I grew up on Long Island, but currently live in the Plattsburgh, NY area. Yeah they still call it the North Country up here. And there are a lot of Montreal Canadian fans up here, being that Montreal is only about 45 minutes from here.

  42. Yukon Al Folkyerself on

    N.CountryNYRFan- I lived in Rouses Point and Mooers for a few years in the 70’s. That’s where I learned to like Hockey. Saw the Canadiens occasionally back then but moved to near Ithaca before I could form any attachment to them. Rangers were the only logical alternative.

  43. Yukon Al Folkyerself on

    It was nice up there on Lake Champlain. There were only two seasons though, Winter and Fourth of July…

  44. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Hahaha…yeah the winter up here can be long and brutal. Lake Champlain is beautiful in the summer. I’ve been living up here for 13 years now, but still have some family on LI.

  45. Miami has the Dolphins
    The Greatest Football Team …
    We take the ball from goal to goal
    Like no one`s ever seen!
    We`re in the air, we`re on the ground
    We`re always in control …
    And when you say “Miami”
    You`re talking Super Bowl!

    Need-a-six-pack-before-every-game Favre sent packing again …

  46. Yukon Al Folkyerself on

    N.Country- Watch any college hockey up there? There used to be quite a Div III Hockey rivalry between Elmira College and Plattsburgh. I graduated from Elmira in ’85. The games were really intense for Div III. The Championship was usually on the line with that home and home series.

  47. Sather says he feels the same as 10 years ago, will work “until somebody doesn’t want me to work or I don’t feel like working.”

    —-

    i guess *Fire Sather Rally* wasn’t obvious enough sign for uncle “i got Dolan’s checkbook” Sather!

    what a prick!

  48. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello " Frolov is the shizzel !!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Pssssst hear that..?

    The Rangers are comming!!!!

    Greatest team in the world .

  49. lake champlain! my moms side of the family all own houses on the vermont side. we ended up selling our land after a falling out with the rest of the family, but i have some fond memories of the lake.

  50. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello " Frolov is the shizzel !!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Sather smather , bla bla bla bla . Olga , GO AWAY!!

    Your talk of Chicago makes me wanna puke. You always end the night by ruining it with some Chicago Garbage. Come on , act the fool right now and start your “Chicago lovefest” That team is idiotic and a sham. Blackhawks suck and everyone wanted them to win cuz we all felt sorry for them . The scum driven Flyers almost beat them!!!

  51. Olga Folkyerself on

    Greg, all I heard from you was blah blah blah (unintelligible)…

    When your team is Stanley Cup Champion, then talk some smack. By your own “logic” the Rangers are worse than the “scum driven Flyers” because they lost a playoff berth to them in a shootout in the last game of the season. Game 82 wasn’t it?

  52. N.CountryNYRFan on

    I go to see some Plattsburgh State hockey games from time to time. I used to love when they played Oswego, after every goal we would pelt their team with tennis balls. That was and still is a great rivalry except now if anybody throws anything Plattsburgh gets a delay of game penalty which kinda takes the fun out of it. I remember one game when there were literally hundreds of tennis balls on the ice after the first goal PSU scored, worth the penalty..haha.

  53. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello " Frolov is the shizzel !!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Olga , Game eighty fricking two !! Yes a shoot out . That’s over now baby. Water under the bridge,over ,done ,kaputt .
    All we have left is revenge. You may think im stuiped and can’t type worth a carp , big deal . Your cheering of chicago makes you look like a punk. Your a band wagon jumper and the only reason you come here is the fans of NY are cooler then those idiots who cheer on the BlackchUmPs.

  54. Olga Folkyerself on

    Actually greg, I come here IN SPITE of cretins like you. I don’t have to make fun of your “stuipedity”. You’re doing fine on your own.

  55. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello " Frolov is the shizzel !!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Well LW3H , Im feeling perty safe . Boogaard is a player who plays on emotion. He will fight and score when the season starts. He has his contract (long one)and he knows he will be a focal point in a few medley’s that come about at MSG. He will be a fan favorite . He will be a beast. he is NO Brashear. He is driven by the love of the game ( the contract just happens). Derek Boogaard will become one of the most feared enforcers the New York Rangers ever had. Nick futio ,Tie Dummy and Kocur could not tame this beast.
    Boogaard is huge . His frame is wide. He has a mean streak in him. The Rangers have instant respect . Boy I feel goood!!!

  56. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello " Frolov is the shizzel !!!" ...says Greg L. on

    Olga , If wanted to impress you ..I’d “google” every word I spell out and use spell check and grammar guide just to correct any typos I do.
    I would also send you a picture of me in my “sexy-tight-mike teh man-bonehead tee shirt” just to impress you.

    Infact if I wanted to impress you , Id say “fire sather” like you a hundred times just to get you excited.

    In fact I bet when you are in bed , your signifagnt other says ” FIRE SATHER” all sexy like just to get you aroused.

    If I wanted to impress you I’d talk to one of your other “different personalitys” your skitzo personality is the only friend you have besides Linda. You start calling me stuiped !? Atleast I dont come on here with 10 different personalitys that call themselves the “hugo familly” and cheer on the BlackShmucks . If you left the Blackhawk stuff outta here , I’d live with your Sather thingy.

  57. Olga Folkyerself on

    greg- Hit your head very hard, with a large hammer. That will leave the impression I’m looking for from you…

  58. It’s nice of Slats to give us 15 minutes of his time in the pre-season, when people are still hopeful. Don’t worry, we know we won’t hear from you during the season. Slats only talks when there are no problems, and even then, he repeats the same blah blah blah as the past 10 years, just changes the names.

  59. Some things never change….Olga vs Greg…Life is good.

    Olga, thanks for suggesting to look into Magellanic Clouds. We have something set up in Wellington , weather permitting, to watch them. Along with some other Astronomic phenomena unique to this hemisphere. I’ll let you know what it is like. As soon as you stop bothering Greg.

  60. Olga Folkyerself on

    ilb I know you will enjoy the views. Keep you fingers crossed for clear skies.

    As for greg, poking the little badger with my Chicago stick is getting too easy. Mother would be mad at me for torturing dumb animals…

  61. Hugo Folkyerself on

    I knew about #21 Dave Brown, but I wasn’t going to mention it on this blog. He’s just a thug with skates.

  62. To Mrs.ilb,
    ¿Qué tal va todo y el humor es tan lejano de la casa?
    Do they play any ice hockey in NZ? (I know they play field -grass hockey)I think it’s hard – puck will fall down the ceiling, hah?

  63. Todo por aca esta bellisimo. Le gente muy gentil y la comida deliciosa.

    That was from mrs to 4ever.

    I don’t think they play hockey here at all. It’s a great country. And funny. We are sitting on a ferry from the South to North Island and they have wifi here with great connection, yet some big hotels in large cities don’t have it.

  64. Mrs.ILB
    Amo a la gente que es capaz de disfrutar, ser divertida y appriciate todo esto pequeñas cosas en nuestra vida. Bueno para usted.Not sure about grammar…Perdóneme

  65. Kovalsuck is such a clown – in one of his interview to ESPN, he was saying that he feel kind of strange to play right wing position, but with the such good players, like Parise and Wild Rabbit(that what Zajac means in russian)he is ready even to be a goalie. I really despise this guy.

  66. Hey fantasy league owners… i posted some rules/explanations on how to play. Check the main screen of the league. If you will have other question don’t hesitate to ask.

  67. ilb2001

    Guess this is your bed time, I’m up at my predawn position ..
    Seems like you’re having a fantastic vacation. Good luck to you and the family. They’ll never forget it.

    I,ve often wondered if the NZ,ers have ever heard the
    ” Maori love song”. Beautiful melody.

    do they have any crocs there? Australia is filthy with them, … and gigantic specimens.

    Saw a TV program once that was taken from a tourist boat where the viewing deck was high off of the water level
    ( if you can call a muddy river looking like chocolate
    water), and they,d hold a chicken out over the side on a long fish pole and crocs the size of rowing shells, come leaping totally out of the water ( if you can call brown mud ..water), and grab the bird – to the delight of the viewers. ( Great sport…so entertaining.) Yech.

    Poor Aussies…they have the worlds largest sea predator fish just off the Barrier Reef and the biggest crocs in the world, and that passes for “environment”. Never been that part of the world, and from what I’ve seen of the environs, no desire to go there. Australia that is.

    Glad to see that you’re having a great vacation with family…they;ll never forget it. It will remain the high point of their life memories, especially the kids. This has held true for us I know, from our sojourns to Nantucket with ours in the 70,s and 80,s. Our grown up kids still recall it lovingly and now take their offspring there once a summer ( being the only ones who can afford the Isle of the Whaling days.) Let me suggest that if you want to take a moment in time to place yourselves in the 1840;s for a
    gentle holiday week ( and can afford it) try the little grey lady of the sea. A historical pork chop isle in the Atlantic, that time has forgotten ( to a degree). Not the tony Martha’s Vineyard. Alas, the idle rich have taken over and prices are now very high.

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