It’s Go Time!

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First home game. First chance to say Maple Leaves. Two anthems.

Here’s the lineup:

Frolov-Drury-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Fedotenko-Stepan-Avery
Boogaard-Boyle-Prust

Staal-Rozsival
Del Zotto-Girardi
Gilroy-Eminger

Lundqvist, Biron.

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Bet some of you guys are rooting for the Rangers and against the Rangers tonight. Think about it.

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  1. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    damnit i picked the wrong day to screw around with my computer!! LOL

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    Woohoo! Bring on the Aces! I’d rather have the Aces of Spades than Ace Frehley.

  3. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Rangers rule !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! I love youuuuuuuuuuuuusee!!!!

    GO GO GO GO GO GO GO >>OMG I NEED A LINK < NO CENTERICE YET!!!!!oh noooooooooo!!!! Game online , has to be!!???? RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Rangers rule !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    GO BOYS , lets have some fun!!!!!

    BOOGAARD BOOGAARD!!!

  5. I hope Ace slips and falls on his ass like that chick did when she couldn’t sing the Canadian anthem.

    That would be sooo hilarious!

    When Marc Andre Flukey fell in game one of the Cup Final when he stormed out of the runway for the pre-game skate was a gut-buster. Also, Streit falling at the All Star game had me in tears.

  6. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Carcillo…my game on MSG is blacked because of the Buffalo game, I can’t stand when the happens!!!!!

  7. HAPPY HOME OPENING EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So glad captain clutch in centering the first line… cant wait for him to slow Gabby down.

  8. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    i am so mad at myself! crap!!! i am such an aasen!!

    and now i have the maple laughs feed..grrrrrrrrrr

  9. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    i finally have a picture!!! THANK YOU BABY JESUS!!!!

    my freakin head almost exploded!

  10. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    They really shouldn’t have a close-up on Ace Frehley for many reasons. Most of which is the poor lip syncing.

  11. Holy crap, how funny was it that they announced Anisimov about 1.4 seconds after they announced Rozy!! They obviously wanted to drown out the BOOOOOOOOOOOS!!!!!!!!! HA-HA!

  12. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Chuck – hysterical…but Ace just dropped it down a notch. I’d rather listen to a hyena push out a Carcillo.

  13. Two best comments here: The guy who yelled: “No number 6!” right after they introduced Girardi.

    And the guy over the Zamboni entrance who hollered “You suck!” at that Ace clown.

  14. Linda, no it was because those two controlling asshats Gene & Paul are control freaks!! lol

  15. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Craig Patrick is the only thing miracle related that will occupy that ice this year

  16. Jesus Christ, that is the best MSG can do?!? Corey Glover is playing somewhere in NYC tonight. He could sing “Row, Row your boat” and get a standing ovation compared to that disaster.

  17. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    No wonder why Kiss wore make-up on stage. This way they could leave an arena without being recognized & have garbage thrown at them.

    Something tells me Linda wore Kiss makeup one time in her life!

  18. “Frehley” is gonna be a Bonehead verb:

    Frehley (free-lee)
    1. a Carcillo that results in an Elvis
    2. to die on the throne.

  19. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    It’s going to take me a few months to get back in the New York groove after that.

    Let’s Go Rangers! Erase that memory.

  20. WoW!!! it took Rosival 5 years to realize when you shoot the puck at the net it may go in. What a concept.

  21. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    Great movement on the pp, but it’d be good to get one of these shots on net.

  22. let’s see if this computer will work in real game time
    this time

    btw,
    after seeing the leaf player run into Hank
    i don’t think that would happen if we had
    sloppy seconds on our team

    sorry ‘Mama

  23. Orr on the ice with Boogaard for the first time, for next faceoff after commercial … unless Tortorella makes a change.

  24. ilb-ace-etenko2001 on

    Uhm, I just had a Breastfeeding commercial on TWC. Does anyone want to talk about it?

  25. ya know in the replay i thought that the leaf player
    had the C
    no wonder the Ranger player gave him something less than a
    lovetap

  26. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    Messier even eats shrimp like he means to win the Stanley Cup with it! He just exudes captaincy.

  27. while i’m glad Prust did well in his fight
    i just can’t see any reason for it to happen.

    know what i mean?

  28. ilb-ace-etenko2001 on

    OK, one thing is certain- this team ain’t a pushover. Not anymore. And here comes Hank!

  29. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    Roszival just plain sucks. He got lucky when he scored, but how many times have we seen the opposing team blow by him while he’s floundering at the point. Sucks. He’s a whale of a hockey player.

  30. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    deja…. the pru is for prust. I was waiting for someone to mention our boy Prucha lol!!

  31. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    good call deja… wow, that’s pretty freakin weak. Maybe that guy should do some squats so he’d have more leg strength

  32. Great end the period on the PK, start the next one on the pk. Can we have a shorthanded goal? Still don’t think that was a roughing penalty

  33. deja (drury isnt bad his contract is) on

    anyone who says bad play on drury there is a dope he barely pushed him mcarthur just went down like a ton of bricks more on his own then from the shove you could tell thats why dru was smiling at him

  34. again, is the ref calling the intent or what actually happened.
    a crosscheck usually is pushing your arm out so that it’s straight.
    he basically bumped into him.

    good acting job by the leaf player.

  35. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    omg, i’d definitely NOT listen to that carton guy on FAN! oy vey, what an absolute tool

  36. As usual the Refs call a soft penalty at best on the rangers to put them two men down. It’s ironic that buttman is a Islander fan. Wonder why it appears the refs screw the rangers all the time.

  37. deja (drury isnt bad his contract is) on

    Linda – Im stronger on my legs than mcarthur and im recovering from being paralyzed

  38. Drury — out of position, woeful on defense, can’t hit the net, takes a penalty. A typical game for him. Is the experiment on the first line over yet? Set Gaborik free!

  39. N.CountryNYRFan on

    after seeing the replay, I agree that it was just a push and another bs call by the refs

  40. N.CountryNYRFan on

    where is our first line, they have been basically invisible so far these first three games??

  41. ilb-ace-etenko2001 on

    You can’t deny, it’s a different look- this team goes to the net. I like what I see

  42. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    XO banjo!!

    Deja, i was thinking of you and our esteemed Tony in AZ when I saw that doorknob fall! WOW, he should have to turn in his ‘man card’, or call that tootsie pop licker on the islanders

  43. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    no offense to tootsie pop lickers out there !!!!!!!!! dont everyone go crayzaaay now!

  44. Like Tortorella’s line from the pre-game. “The players see that Drury’s not there when he’s not in the line-up.” Wow, what an endorsement.

  45. Like Tortorella’s line from the pre-game. “The players see that Drury’s not there when he’s not in the line-up.” Wow, what an endorsement.

    Yes, they miss the rotting corpse on the bench.

  46. hhmmm…blog looks different on my laptop firefox browser than on my PC firefox browser! lol

    right now evey post is separated just like it was the old way…

    P.S. we got outplayed in the first period

  47. wicky© (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY VILLE!!!!) on

    mdz is our 2nd most rugged d man….eminger is still the most rugged we have at this point (slats…valabik??)

  48. Drury is the Ace Frehley of centers: We assume he used to be good, but we can’t be sure…..nor do we care.

  49. Anisimov has a couple more shifts like he did in that period,hes gonna find himself on the first line.

  50. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    dead on Orr! you just wanna smack his face, and i’ve only seen the commercial!

  51. morg,
    He would be deserving, but I really like what I see on the second line. Don’t change it.

  52. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    lmao cw

    i know Fran’s gonna think we’re petty and silly for complaining about such trivial stuff, but this IS New York… you kind of expect something really great for home opening festivities.

  53. I forgot that play in the first when gaby shot and the rebound went out to Rosival at the point perfectly to shoot a one timer but not Rosival, he tries passing acroos to his defence partner and gave up a two on one that led to the king making a big save.

  54. tomg,
    You have to imagine that Slats has a plan for 2012-2013 when Drury and Rozi are taken out back and shot–I mean their contracts expire.

  55. Linda,
    I am telling you right now, I could walk through Soho/Village and put together a band that would play for FREE, and actually carry a tune. Any tune. That Ace Frehley was a debacle. In fact, DelZotto and Boyle would be better than that!!!

  56. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    O!!!!! M!!!!!!!!! G!!!!! where the hell is Sally!

    these two should read The Night Before Christmas

  57. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    cw, i don’t doubt it one bit. I know most of you guys don’t really care about the opening night festivities but I look forward to it and this was pretty lacking!

  58. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    wait one stinkin minute, wasn’t that the weakness that fell? And he comes out and scores? oy vey!!!

  59. deja (drury isnt bad his contract is) on

    oh jesus gabby is flexing his left shoulder he’ll be out 2months

  60. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    take that back deja! and why is it that every time i go to type your name, i start typing JEDI ?

  61. sheesh!!!!! this keeps up i may have to go
    see Jackass 3D again.
    just got an email that i can get a free drink at the movie theater.

  62. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    aaaaaaargh! what the friggin hell!?

    bozak… sounds like joe’s saying something else… and gabby heading off the bench…..

  63. Gaborik looks like he has a bum shoulder. Somebody on toronto has to pay for thaqt hit from behind.

  64. N.CountryNYRFan on

    why spend all this money on Boogey and have Hank run into in the first, then Gabby smashed into the boards and leaves injured in the second.

    I said it in the preseason, that if nobody fights booger, what can he do? Nothing other than perhaps take stupid penalties…so far a waste of money.

  65. Classic Rangers hockey. They refuse to take the body. Their power play is designed to get off one low-percentage shot. And Hank makes insane saves and lets in softies.

    Ah, the glory of tradition.

  66. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    can someone please tell me wtb they did to google? for the past 2 weeks, whenever i type something in, every 3rd letter appears.

  67. deja (drury isnt bad his contract is) on

    Linda – Sabathia for the yankees on 9 days rest he’s terrible on too much rest

  68. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    great point JB

    has stepan seen the ice this period??

    and they just said drury went to the locker room also…

  69. Hey all–been watching on tv (home for once!!)

    I am FURIOUS about the Gaborik hit. Where in the WORLD is Boogaard? What happened to defending our players.

    He’s worse than useless if he won’t defend our top liners. Or at least send a message. Gutless.

  70. This second period has now narrowly nudged Ace Frehley into 2nd place in the competition for “Most Lifeless and Painfully Out of Synch Performance of the Night”.

  71. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    you guys are way too funny, all i can keep saying is lmfao to each of you! uncle fester, lw’s competition, and chucks ‘brad’s got game’

  72. Why would you ask the poor guy what he did after his NHL dream disintegrated? Jesus.

    LOL at Drury honestly. What an absolute joke he is. His NMC is no surprise.

  73. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    They need to take that sign off the glass behind the net because it’s distracting the Rangers. Seems to be all they can hit tonight.

  74. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    Salty, most of these guys ask the worst questions. They gotta get Carp doing these little in game interviews! At least he’d ask intelligent questions

  75. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    Carp, i’m cracking up over the guys i can hear on the mikes (not sam and joe). they are hilarious. i cant really hear them that great, but every once in a while, they get loud enough for me to really hear what they are saying

  76. LOL CCCP

    Im aggravated but well buddy. How are you? My FB was hacked or tampered with. So I deleted it. I’ll have another by the end of the weekend.

  77. we look as bad as the islanders are supposed to be.
    sad
    pathetic
    disgusting
    and it’s only game 3

  78. The Hague Pimp (aka Miami Pimp) on

    If Drury is out for the season, the least he can do is bake the guys some pizza during the intermission of home games

  79. how is it that it’s a new season and we still
    are unable to make a
    first pass out of our bufuglien zone!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  80. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    jpg, they are gonna have a crappy October, be good from November to February, carp out in March and fight for the last spot in April. Just shaking things up a little bit for our benefit! Looked forward to tonight since freakin MONDAY, and this is what we are treated to? OY VEYNESS

  81. you see guys what a real GM and a real hockey coach can do with second worst team from a year ago?

    and the Ranger…well, the Rangers still cant hit the net

  82. i guess after what happened to Anisimov we’re never going to
    skate the puck into the zone again.

  83. I’m going to start counting how many times Sam gives the shots on goal tally. That will be much more entertaining than watching the Rangers.

  84. The Islanders and the Leafs playing well with at least the same or less talent than the Rangers and they play so much better (harder). A logical reason could be coaching?

  85. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    i should have got the alcohol on my way home. hopefully they come back to life in the 3rd.

  86. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    drury doing a mr miyagi on gabo’s shoulder…plenty of practice from kneading pizza dough

  87. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    getting booed on the night of your home opener… what a horror on seventh avenue

  88. The Hague Pimp (aka Miami Pimp) on

    Drury: “Hmm, I should have added more cheese to this one … but the crust is right on point”

  89. Bring Back Straka on

    I waited 6 months for this…gimme a break. Toronto is brutal for years…the genius GM goes and gets fast forwards and tough dmen. What do we get? The same old story. Eminger at least is being physical…first dman since Beukeboom that lays guys out. Poor Hank.

  90. So far Frolov and Tenko were total wastes of signings.

    So much to look forward to this year…..NOT!

    Such a weak team. Everyone said they were going to be tougher. Bwaha, really? I see soggy cottage cheese lady parts skating around in blue out there.

  91. Linda, I have been enjoying hearing the guys near Sam and Joe belt things out, too. Much better than Sam and Joe.

  92. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    lol ORR, i was just thinking that! that was so putrid i’m going to go wash my eyeballs with gasoline and matches

  93. The Hague Pimp (aka Miami Pimp) on

    Torts (as he chews on Drury’s dough): “Alright guys … pack it up”

  94. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    winston, i’m hoping they turn up the mics so i can hear them better! everytime they laugh, i start to laugh~ I wonder if its any of our bonehead brothers and sisters

  95. This has really become hicks-ville. interview on big screen with Mathew Modine and Liam Neeson? Now a trampoline guy. What is this the Atlanta Thrashers?

  96. The Hague Pimp (aka Miami Pimp) on

    CUPCAKES? … what do you mean WHERE?!

    All over the ice … wearing blue jerseys.

  97. All I can say is Brian Burke is a good GM. I can only imagine my team “the rangers” ever having a good gm.

  98. Marc Staal is vastly overrated, he’s good but he definitely doesnt play like a number one dman. Dan G is good one sec, horrendous the next. I didnt think Del Zotto could regress defensively from last season but he has. Rozy, well we all know. The rest are all subpar dman, mediocre at best.

  99. N.CountryNYRFan on

    the night started horrible from Ace Frehley to this Carcillo on ice we have witnessed so far…this has to be the worst home opener i have ever seen

  100. Go figure: Rozy finally takes the body, and he injures Drury. . . . I don’t know if I wanna kill Rozy or kiss Rozy. Probably the best play he has made since the lockout.

  101. drury’s pizza tastes blah , has no kick to it and costs 7.5 million dollars for 8 slices/ goals.

  102. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    i guess Gabby and Drury were going to be the between periods guest until they got hurt

  103. Henke looks like Frehley right now too. All this talk about how great he has played. This gane should be 8-1, but it has nothing to do with how great Henke has been playing. It has to do with how lucky he has been. I put Biron in just to send a message and change the mood of the game.

  104. just went to mylife.com
    typed in “crease-clearing defenseman”
    and
    the answer came up
    New York Rangers

  105. ThisYearsModel on

    CARP- LOL, First Ace, then Modine and trampolines. You must think you are in Nashville. Armstrong is a brave guy when the opponent’s back is turned. When he is confronted, he wusses out. This has gone south quickly.

  106. At this point I don’t think anything matters. The reality is Brian Burke took over the leafs and in one year has built a good team. There not 3-0 for nothing. They beat the pens.

  107. watching the byfuglien Center Ice commercial again…
    do you think bettman is counting each time that cindy scores
    and uses it towards overall stats?

  108. Painful defense. Honestly, it’s atrocious how soft the Rangers are every year. Their goalie and star get roughed up and no one does anything.

    Man, Rosi looks bad.

    Ugh.

  109. Linda, I think my favorite was when emminger(?) was called for roughing and he yelled, “come on, it’s friggin hockey!”
    I hope they don’t adjust the mikes this season!

  110. The Hague Pimp (aka Miami Pimp) on

    “The new owners of Colony Grill Fairfield are dedicated to following the same special process for great pizza, using exactly the same equipment, ingredients and toppings. They even tested the water in Fairfield to make sure that they could duplicate the same quality dough. Taste tests from Colony regulars have confirmed that the pizza taste the same at both locations – delicious!”

  111. Frolove made a nice couple plays, but he made a couple dumb ones too. Same for Del Zotto. mGilroy must like Hartford. I am sure a trade is coming, but I don’t see why right now. The team is still in dissarray.

  112. Yep, Gaborik got boarded and his left shoulder hit the glass hard. I say he probably has a seperated shoulder and will be out a while.

  113. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    winston, it seems they are trying to legislate body checks out of the game also.

    Miked, we should probably riot and get bettman the hell out of here

  114. The Hague Pimp (aka Miami Pimp) on
  115. I say since gilroy was originally a forward and was switched to defence late I would try him at forward, if not, goodbye.

  116. wicky© (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY VILLE!!!!) on

    2nd intermission, i’d like to repeat a few things I have said in the past…
    our coach is an idiot!!!!

    our d just kills us. How about instead of going down in front of some one to block a shot or poke check while sliding by on your stomach, you hit someone??? I mean 2 goals scored in close with out a d man hitting anyone and the 3rd because no one will body anyone out of hanks line of sight. Our d tries to block waaay too many shot instead of hitting someone!!

    Our coach is an idiot!!

    Our d is soft!!! WAAAAAAYYYY SOFT!!!!

    eminger IS the most rugged d man we have!!!

    Rozy and gilroy are horrible…….OPG is pretty mediocre at best…..staal needs to quit trying to be leetch and be lowe instead.

    Our coach is an idiot!!

    Avery deserves a letter and I stand by that. He is more of a leader than staal or dubi ever thought about being!!!!

    Our coach is an idiot!!!

    Oh well, LGR!!!!!!

  117. Mako–the word on the street (ice?) is a finger problem.

    Might be the same damaged finger again…

  118. tomg – I’d agree Burke is a good GM, but he’s been in Toronto longer than one year and has still made one or two questionable moves there to say the least. A hot start with a team largely devoid of offensive talent doesn’t guarantee a playoff position, as we found out last year.

  119. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    miked, you just give me a date and time, i’m all for the rioting!

    not only does he score, he’s sizzlin!!

  120. Game is getting interesting. I see the boogy man putting Orr to sleep while the rangers come from behind and win.

  121. Olga Folkyerself on

    What was the over under on how many games before Gabby gets to the top of Ranger scoring?

    Now he’ll have to pass Boyle too…

  122. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    Boogie with a point! how hilarious!! and Voros 2.0 also…

    interesting!

    LETS GO BOYS

  123. Avery will be suspended im sure. Looks like there will be some callups from Htfd for the next game

  124. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    man that was pretty stupid

    and there are too many officials on the ice.. they are in the firetruckin way too much tonight

  125. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Just got home and see that they are losing AND just hatnell’d up on the PP. What the ever-loving hell?!?

  126. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    EXPLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSION OF FFFFLLLLLLAAAAAVAH!!!!!!!!

  127. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    lol miked… looks like the maples leafs are going to give Rangers fans the team a lot of them wanted to see after all lol ;-)

  128. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Rangers rule !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

  129. The Hague Pimp (aka Miami Pimp) on

    You guys are clowns … Avery is the only real man we have on this team … he did what he had to do, Jack Bauer -style

  130. Boyle has played so much better this season. jump in his stride for sure. he has some skill too

  131. WTF am I watching?!? Bizzaro hockey?!? Boyle is the best player on the team?!? Drury’s Zombie fingers are snapping off?!? Ramsey is checking Rozy for a spine?!?

    Wake me up when this is over.

  132. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    Avery better enjoy this game. When NHL offices open tomorrow they’ll be organizing a lynch mob.

  133. Olga Folkyerself on

    Toronto Goalie: Where’s the puck? Where’s the puck?

    BOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM! In the net.

  134. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    lets play the ‘how many guys on the ice have boinked cuthbert?’ game…

    from what i know, it’s 3… could be 18 for all we know

  135. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    there’s my husband! i’m gonna have some lucky charms for breakfast tomorrow!

  136. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    It’s almost conspiratorial how someone gets injured every time there’s a decision to be made about sending someone to Hartford.

  137. deja (drury isnt bad his contract is) on

    ive completely given up on the yankees for the rest of this game

  138. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    ORR, gabby hasnt played since he got hurt lol

    phwew, just had to go pick up my heart, it jumped out of my chest

  139. Cerny tweets Zuccarello got a goal tonight YEAH! and so did Wade Redden WTF? LOL
    Sooooo hoping BB get another one and Dubi has to give him a kiss too. Can’t break tradition! ;)

  140. True Blue Mike on

    This is incredible, i thought this game was going to end in a loss for sure. Let’s see what happens…

  141. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    Devils lost yet again. Good thing they mortgaged the team to get Kovalchuk. Sure he’s scoring every game, but nobody else is and they sacrificed team defense.

  142. ilb-ace-etenko2001 on

    Disagree. Point well earned. That was a gutsy third period without Gaborik and Drury. Won by the third and fourth lines.

  143. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    freakin system tellin me i’m posting too quickly.. didnt let me prop mdz for that nifty play

  144. deja (drury isnt bad his contract is) on

    5-0 texas ugh and really another late penalty from staal to lose the game fml

  145. well, considering we lost our best goal scorer, our highest paid player, drury and we got one point, could have been worse.

  146. ….and g’night folks! Better luck next time, I’ll be away on business for the next game so catch you all next Thursday!

  147. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    Avery should get one of the stars of the game for at least waking this bunch of corpses up and making it a little less embarrassing.

  148. Rangers have so little discipline. Safe may be death, but loose and crappy is worse.

    The Rangers must, must, must play tough and physical. They simply don’t have enough skill not to be the meanest team on the ice.

  149. Sather's Wrapup on

    Hi Di Hi There Ranger fans!!!!! It’s so good to be back here at the World’s Most Famished Arena! We’re hungry for another 8th place Championship Season here in New York.

    Did you see all those cowboys in Ranger uniforms? That was the most bull I’ve seen since Gomez said, “ I don’t care Slats, I can play with anybody”

    Y’know, it’s a real shame Redden couldn’t be here on Opening Night. He really wanted to spend another season playing out there with Big Ol’ Brashear. Alas, it was not meant to be… It’s been quite a difference after trading Brash to Atlanta. It’s like black and White!

    What’s with all this hoopla around Dubinsky scoring 3 goals already? It looks easy for him with that shot of his. Let him try it with Boogaard’s shot. If he scored then THAT would be amazing…

    (singing) “I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day…” Wait a minute, that’s Junior Dolan’s latest ring tone. I gotta answer this. Hey there, Big Guy! We did it again! Yep, another Ranger sellout. Now you can buy some more hicks, and make them Knicks. How did they do the other day? Lost again eh? Well at least you’ll be used to it by opening night. (Sobbing coming thru the phone…) click

    Looks like I have to get Boyle a few packages of Lucky Charms and Skittles after the game.

    Well, I gotta get down on the ice to accept the Rangers GM of the year trophy. It’s lucky for me I know the President. I hear it comes with a substantial raise too…

    ‘Til next time, Boneheads.
    Uncle Glennie.

  150. N.CountryNYRFan on

    this is looking like the same old rangers.

    why can’t this team play consistent hockey, look at the 3rd period, why can’t we ever play like that for a full game. The coach has to be on them, they can play brilliant hockey for streaks, then the next minute it looks like beer league night.

  151. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " will a star emerge? " & Greg L. on

    Crazy game!!! Hank was great !!! No gaborik !!!???? OH NOOOOOOO!!!!

    We got a point . We lost to a fast Leaf team . We will have our chance again at ’em . We move on and keep collecting points. Hank saved us and our team backed him. Too many turnovers and odd man rushes . This season is going to be a ride!! We worry that we ran around alot but this game will help us . Gaborik and Drury being out was a test to our depth and Boyle answered the bell.

  152. Yes in those first two periods the Rangers did look like last year, at least in the attacking zone. There is never ( repeat never) anyone within 25 feet of that net. ergo, no one for the scrummers to pass to.
    What they hay dso they practice when they practice?

    But make no mistake, I’m not one to constantly find fault with Refereeing, but so far this season they have figured prominently in Ranger losses. Now that last minute interference penalty…Leafs made at least 3 separate identical plays that were simply ignored by the refs.

    And don’t overlook the fact that LQ was – on – his – knees – before Kessel took that shot.If he’d been standing and sealing the pipe, chances are very good that that shot would not have gone in. But…he;ll never do it..and that’s what is going to always limit him.. ( And yes, Roszival did play a decent game ( irrespective of his lucky floater).

  153. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " will a star emerge? " & Greg L. on

    Boogaard will fight when the Rangers start getting pushed around. So far that hasn’t happened. When the grittier games happen and when things start getting ugly , we wont be the team that gets bullied. I say we made out like bandits taking a point on this one.

  154. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " will a star emerge? " & Greg L. on

    CCCP , what abuse ? He was wearing equiptment. Hank was outstanding in the 2nd. That why hes paid over 7 million bucks a season. We hung him out and he stopped the puck .Thats how legends are born . Hank keeps this up…I’ll be a believer in him. This game was far his best and I dont care what excuse people say about the defense. hank had to “step up”…and he did . Hanks best game by far.

  155. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " will a star emerge? " & Greg L. on

    CCCP,
    Boogaard is far from useless. Do you remeber us getting pushed around last year?

    You cant have a team full of “russians”-Don Cherry onece said.

    A team consists of all types of players. Grinders,Playmakers,snipers, Two way forward and so on. Boogaard is not needed cuz everyone is scared of him. Dont u get it?

  156. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    josh, Gaborik got plastered into the boards from behind by Komaserik and Drury got taken out by Roszival after falling into the boards awkwardly. I think Roszival registered hit first hit of the season on that one.

    Roszival to Hartford. Bring him through re-entry as many times as it takes for him to get picked up. At this stage I am willing to pay to see him go. Bring up Valentenko. Someone who, unlike Roszival, isn’t afraid to go after the puck in the corner, who will shoot when he has the puck at the point, and who will actually clear the crease. Even with mistakes Valentenko doesn’t have a yellow streak running down his spine like Roszival.

    People think Roszival has a good game when he doesn’t screw up, well that’s not good enough.

  157. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Don’t get the post-game… anyone say anything interesting? Torts blow a fuse?

  158. Gabby out 2-3 weeks

    Dreary out 6 weeks

    Did I hear that right?

    Greg, we did get pushed around tonight. Hank got mauled, nothing happened to Phaneuf. Armstrong injured our best player, nothing happened.

    Face it. Booger *is* useless outside of fighting other goons.

  159. N.CountryNYRFan on

    well i think we are getting what we asked for the kids will play. Drury out again for six weeks, Gabby out 2-3 weeks, Prospal indefinetly.

  160. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    i suppose i should eat dinner, too. lol.

    got so caught up in rushing home, turning on the game and watching it that i have’t eaten yet.

  161. N.CountryNYRFan on

    ugghh…..ORR i forgot about White. I thought maybe we would need to make a call up like Kennedy or Assen Zucarello.

  162. Highly doubt MZA gets called up, and same with Kennedy.

    Perfect opportunity to play White, unfortunately.

    What a great start to the season. I wasn’t expecting much for this season, but I didn’t think that three games into the season, I wouldn’t look forward to watching the games.

  163. I heard a few weeks ago that Vinny’s knee may cost him to retire. But he will have the surgery and see how he heals and then make a decision…

    I think picking up Guerin would be a smart thing to do….

  164. the same bugaboo that haunted them last season. losing at home. i am fed up with the vets like Dreary and Blowsival. they should both be Redden-ed

  165. Can somebody explain to me why Torts CONTINUES to play Roszival more than any other player? He had 4 minutes more ice-time than anyone else tonight again. He is BRUTAL! He is the softest player on this team, he makes me sick. I don’t care how bad Staal, MDZ, Gilroy or Eminger are. At least they’re young, let them learn. Rozi is NEVER going to get any better. Jeez, get rid of him!

  166. wicky© (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    Chuck woolery

    I never said our coach was an idiot because our d is soft or vice versa……our coach is an idiot and our d IS soft, but the are not related!!!! Just to clear that up for you!!!!

  167. N.CountryNYRFan on

    I think the Dubinsky – AA – Cally line has to become our first line now especially with these injuries.

    The rest of the lines: Avery – Stepan – Tenko – 2nd line
    Frolov – Boyle – Kennedy – 3rd line
    Prust – EC – Boogaard – 4th
    D-: Staal Rozy
    Girardi – Del Zotto
    Sauer – Emminger

    Scratches: White, Gilroy

  168. Looks like the annual November collapse will come a little earlier this year. It will be painful to watch.

  169. wicky© (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    looks like white is going to get his chance……..i think kennedy has to go through re entry………hobbit???

    Anyone who thinks avery did not know exactly what he was doing really does not understand hockey at all!!! It isn’t figure skating folks, it is PHYSICAL game. Sometimes you have to go after guys in a not so nice way to get a point across to your team and theirs!!!!

  170. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    are you guys serious? Drury out 6 and Gabby 3???

    kc, were you insinuating that Drury and Rozsival are NOT savvy vets!?

  171. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Ouch on the injuries. Well, we’ll learn what the real mettle of this team is over the next few weeks.

    Gotta admit it’s sadly ironic that Drury injured the same finger.

  172. Boogard isn’t going to prevent people from throwing checks lol. Armstrongs hit on Gaborik was clean and hard. Gaborik is very injury prone and got lucky last year.

  173. wicky© (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    What jackwagons want to get rid of eminger before you would get rid of gilroy, rozy, or even OPG????

    post to chuck earlier

    they are not related, not the!!

    sorry about the typo!

  174. recap. gilroy. emminger and roszival were horrible early in the game. did play better later in the game. frolov almost invisible.

    the D has given up a ton of goals allready and henrik not at fault on many.

    the double block by the ref on 1 toronto goal was a disgrace…

    no gaborik for 2 or 3 weeks that is bad news. kennedy is better then white BTW….

    the fedetenko hold early in the game was a brain fart.

    lucky giguere stinks else they would have lost.

    the islander debacle hurts. need to win against bad teams when you are winning late.

    sauer is better then emminger for sure…..

  175. Because there is now NO veteran leadership on the team now…
    Think of it as picking up another Shanny.

  176. N.CountryNYRFan on

    when do you think Torts gets fed up with this defense and brings up anybody from the minors (i.e. McDonut or Valentenko)

  177. staal had 2 bad penalties so far this year and could have cost them 3 points… rangers could easilty be 1 and 2 or 3 and 0…..

    staal absolutely needs to stay out of the penalty box….

  178. wicky© (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    I find it funny that guys like pl3 and gillies wouldn’t fight boogie, but fight in all their other games. I don’t think orr wanted any part of boogie (not that i blame him).

    Armstrong’s hit was clean!

    staal’s penalty was the correct call with the pansy NHL rules now!

    Our D is soft!

  179. wicky© (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    stuart
    i disagree on sauer is better than eminger, but agree that staal has taken a couple of real bad penalties!

  180. Orr challenged Booger in the second, but for what ever reason, Booger didn’t want to fight him. Then Orr did the same thing in the 3rd.

    “Boogard isn’t going to prevent people from throwing checks lol”

    Exactly. It’s dumb to think Booger has that much control over the physicality in a game. Our best player gets a cheap shot thrown at him that puts him out for 3 weeks, and nobody does anything aboot it. Same as last season.

    Mako, I’m not buying that. At this point, should Hank be that guy? This team doesn’t need Guerin, Satan, Wellwoody. Just let things ride out. Let White and EC play.

  181. wicky© (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    I also agree kennedy is better than white, but kennedy has to go through re entry waivers and will probably not make it back, so it is probably white (still with the big club), EC if he is healthy, and maybe hobbit and weise as call ups??

  182. There’s a very good chance that Avery will be suspended. If that happens the Rangers will need to call somebody up. I doubt they’ll call up Kennedy because he’ll definitely be claimed on reentry waivers.

  183. wicky© (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    orr
    honestly how do you know that orr challenged boogie and boogie declined? I mean it could have been just the opposite. Orr had no reason to fight boogie in the 2nd (they were up 3-1) so boogie wanted to go and orr declined, that makes sense. Orr probably declined in the 3rd as well.

  184. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    I like the idea of hobbit as a call-up. Brings more skill into the line-up and if you put him wiht say, Avery, I think it would be good.

  185. Armstongs hit was clean. Shoulder to shoulder check. There is nothing you can do to prevent players from throwing hard checks, and the team did respond by taking over physically. I will say the D is soft though. Too soft, we need mcdonough and Sour back up.

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