Enough waiting …


… That used to be Phil Esposito’s slogan when he was Rangers GM.

This is going to be a tough week for you guys, I can tell, because you were so amped for camp and the preseason, and now you have to wait all week for a hockey game.

I was just told that the Rangers will have no cap issues whatsoever, even if and when they sign Ruslan Fedotenko, which should be a formality at this point. I’m sure they and Fedotenko had a number in mind in the event he were to make the team, and he sure did. Or, at least, it would be hard to believe he didn’t.


Did you just see the end of the Ryder Cup? Was that awesome?


Five days until Opening Night:

5: Joe D.

5: Barry Beck. Carol Vadnais.


Here’s the NHL Network’s schedule for the season:

NHL Network U.S. 2010-11 Live Game Broadcast Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 9                Columbus vs. San Jose        3 p.m. ET
Saturday, Oct. 9                Detroit @ Chicago                8:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Oct. 10                Boston vs. Phoenix                10 a.m. ET
Thursday, Oct. 14                Detroit @ Dallas                8:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Oct. 16                Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia        7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Oct. 21                Washington @ Boston        7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Oct. 23                Toronto @ Philadelphia        7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Oct. 27                New Jersey @ San Jose         10:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, Oct. 28                Washington @ Minnesota        8:00 p.m. ET
Friday, Oct. 29                Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh        7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Oct. 30                NY Rangers @ Toronto        7 p.m. ET

Monday, Nov. 1                      Chicago @ NY Rangers        7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 3                Toronto @ Washington        7 p.m. ET
Friday, Nov. 5                Boston @ Washington        7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 6                Buffalo @ Toronto                7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Nov. 7                Philadelphia @ Washington5 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 10        Boston @ Pittsburgh                7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 10        NY Islanders @ Anaheim         10 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 11                Tampa Bay @ Washington         7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 13                Vancouver @        Toronto        7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Nov. 14                Anaheim @ Chicago        7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 18                Tampa Bay @Philadelphia         7 p.m. ET
Friday, Nov. 19                Washington @ Atlanta        7:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 20                Toronto @ Montreal                7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 24        Chicago @ San Jose        10:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 25                Colorado @ Edmonton        9 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 27                Buffalo @ Montreal                7 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Nov. 30                Detroit @ San Jose                10:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Dec. 1                Washington @ St. Louis        8 p.m. ET
Thursday, Dec. 2                San Jose @ Ottawa                7:30 p.m. ET
Friday, Dec. 3                Vancouver @ Chicago        8:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Dec. 4                Boston @ Toronto                7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 5                Calgary @ Chicago                7 p.m. ET
Friday, Dec. 10                 Montreal @ Detroit                7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Dec. 11                Montreal @ Toronto                7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 12                Washington @ NY Rangers        7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Dec. 16                Boston @ Montreal                7 p.m. ET
Friday, Dec. 17                Detroit @ Chicago                8:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Dec. 18                Toronto @ Vancouver        7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 19                Los Angeles @ Chicago        7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Dec. 22        Vancouver @ Detroit        7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Dec. 23                Pittsburgh @ Washington        7 p.m. ET

Saturday, Jan. 1                     Toronto @ Ottawa                7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 6                Pittsburgh @ Montreal        7:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Jan. 12                Washington @ Tampa Bay        7:30 p.m. ET
Friday, Jan. 14                Vancouver @ Washington        7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Jan. 15                NY Rangers @ Montreal        7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 16                Nashville @ Chicago        7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Jan. 19                Toronto @ NY Rangers        7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 20                Pittsburgh @ New Jersey        7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Jan. 22                Washington @ Toronto        7 p.m. ET

Friday, Feb. 4                Buffalo @ Pittsburgh                7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Feb. 10                Los Angeles @ Pittsburgh        7 p.m. ET
Friday, Feb. 11                Detroit @ Boston                7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Feb. 12                Toronto @ Montreal                7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Feb. 17                Los Angeles @ NY Rangers7 p.m. ET
Friday, Feb. 18                Philadelphia @ Carolina        8 p.m. ET
Saturday, Feb. 19                Ottawa @ Toronto                7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Feb. 24                Dallas @ Detroit                7 p.m. ET
Friday, Feb. 25                NY Rangers @ Washington 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Feb. 26                Pittsburgh @ Toronto        7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Feb. 27                Phoenix @ Chicago                7 p.m. ET
Monday, Feb. 28                Detroit @ Los Angeles        10:30 p.m. ET

Thursday, Mar. 3                St. Louis @ Washington        7 p.m. ET
Friday, Mar. 4                Pittsburgh @ New Jersey        7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Mar. 5                Chicago @ Toronto                7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Mar. 6                Washington @ Florida        5 p.m. ET
Saturday, Mar. 12                Buffalo @ Toronto                7 p.m. ET
Friday, Mar. 18                Washington @ New Jersey        7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Mar. 19                Boston @ Toronto                7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Mar. 24                Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia        7 p.m. ET
Friday, Mar. 25                New Jersey @ Pittsburgh        7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Mar. 26                Toronto @ Detroit                7 p.m. ET

Saturday, April 2                    Toronto @ Ottawa                7 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 9                    Montreal @ Toronto                7 p.m. ET

*Schedule subject to change.  Three additional games will be added to this schedule and announced at a later date.

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  1. Gift of GAB-orik on

    amazing that we’re down to 5… seemed like the season would never get here. Now we’re a work week away~!

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

    Thanks bro!

    #5….THE BIG NASTY!!!!!

    thanks for the carping!!!


    old spice and polident……LMFAO.
    If souray is placed on re entry waivers, we only pay half his contract, so he would be the cost of white plus a little bit.

  3. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Where is everyone…. did the Boneheads have a rough night??

    Carp, to touch on a point you made in an earlier post, yes this team has been more fun to watch. There seems to be a sense of physical toughness which was lacking, speed, skill, goals in bunches (both ways i know)and they showed some grit and fight.

    I for one, am excited to see this team in action when it counts.

  4. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Yea Izzy… you’re like the guy who dates Elisha Cuthbert after Avery and Phaneuf. Actually… i’d be fine with that.

  5. Ryder Cup? YYYAAWWNNN!!

    #5 – Brad Park

    Team Canada

    Summit 1972

    Brad Park was one of the most valuable defensemen in the NHL hockey of all times. In a way, his performance in defense was overshadowed by the spectacular offensive talent of Bobby Orr. But, because of his outstanding consistency and steadiness, there is no doubt that Park belongs to the list of the best blueliners ever played hockey in the NHL. Regardless of the team roster he was on, Park was always a key figure on ice. His name was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.


    Brad Park was one of the best Team Canada’s defensemen in the 1972 Series. He was teamed with Gary Bergman and played in all eight games of the tournament. He ended the Series with a solid “plus 4” and was named the Team Canada’s MVP in Game 8 in Moscow.


  6. >>If souray is placed on re entry waivers, we only pay half his contract, so he
    >>would be the cost of white plus a little bit.

    He’ll cost the Rangers nothing if the Nassau County team grabs him first.

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

    I am looking forward to the team as well. I am a bit disappointed on the d though. We still are not physical enough back there. None of the vets looked very good from a physical stand point (eminger actually seemed to have the most “edge” to his game of the vets). Staal cleared the crease once. OPG and rozy just looked bad. Gilly didn’t really impress me and sauer looked like the least physical of the 3 young guys.

    That being said, LGR!!!! They are still my team and the forwards do seem to be playing more physical, but it’s probably the boogie factor (princess dubi didn’t look that good, but it was the preseason only).


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

    I was just pointing out the salary portion. I do not think he would get to us on re entry waivers. I think the fishies would probably nab him as well.

  9. Re: physical play from vets

    you have to keep in mind that it’s preseason and nobody wants to seperate a shoulder or tear a mcl trying to clear the crease and end up missing regular season games. I’m cutting staal some slack in hopes he is just staying fresh for regular season.

    Kids will go all out to makethe team, making the vets look like they are not going 100% in comparison.

    I agreetht this team looks to be far more entertaining than any recent rangers team.

  10. Gift of GAB-orik on

    yea you get physical in the pre-season and you end up like Mark Streit.

    oh wait… that was a scrimmage.

  11. Gift of GAB-orik on

    i also want to point out Avery had a great pre-season. If he plays like that during the season, i’m thinking 25-30 goals.


  12. The Puck Drops Here on

    I am not getting my hopes up for a more entertaining team but it sure would be nice.

  13. Oops I’m wrong about fowler being a senator. Who was the big #2 kid on Ottawa? Nit sure about fowlers status

  14. stevezipay
    Bill Guerin released by Flyers. Rangers insist they are committed to getting younger, but if Prospal out long-term….hmmm

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

    Anyone else think the devils might take a shot at guerin…they are over the cap now and have to move a forward or two (maybe a d man) and guerin could be a cheap replacement….

  16. Greg

    I hope you’re right. If they can handle this team, then they should be competitive with the others. But believe me. the Buffs are really potent…..but then again…they can have an off night too, and they haven’t seen OUR new rookies….Well, now I feel a bit better. Thanks Greg..you took a load off my mind.

  17. Good afternoon, ‘heads!

    I don’t think we need Guerin, especially if (or when) Fedotenko is signed.

    I think Sauer can be physical, wicky. Eminger can skate.

    Wasn’t Ulfie #%?

  18. Wooooops- didn’t adjust my work computer accordingly.

    morg- at some point this team looked so bad, Purinton was the only entertainment we had.

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

    yep, I listed ulfie in my 11:11 post. You know I wouldn’t forget one of my 2 all time fave d men!

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

    yes, sauer is better than OPG, gilly, and rozy already physically, and probably at least even with eminger and staal (if not better than both). I just think he was the least physical of the 3 young guys and def less physical than vtank. I understand the whole waiver thing though, so some physicality is better than nothing.

    I can’t wait to see slats fave pashinin next season (hopefully)

  21. Just saw it, wicky…How could you forget?

    I just hope that Prospal’s knee doesn’t make the spot for White. Their salaries (Prospal’s including the bonus) are similar. And I disagree with LB on his assessment of our center position, even before Drury comes back. Dubinsky should stay on the left. Btw, this blog has been saying it for more than a year.

  22. McDonagh and Valentenko will be back this season, so is MZA. In MZA’s case, I think sooner than we think. Unless they have a perfect record lol.

  23. Gift of GAB-orik on

    thenyrangers The #NYR have signed veteran Ruslan Fedotenko, who led team with 7 pre-season points while on tryout, to NHL contract

  24. They said Sanguinetti used to play for the Rangers, but after 4-5 years he ended up in Carolina. Used to play? An overstatement, eh?

  25. Carp,

    Any definitive word on Prospal? He is not great, but Rangers will be in even bigger trouble up the middle without him. When is your Rangers preview coming out? Do you see this team making the playoffs?

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