It’s Go Time!

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Here’s tonight’s probable lineup vs. the Avalanche (Versus game).

Frolov-Stepan-Fedotenko
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Avery-Boyle-Prust
Boogaard-Christensen-White

Staal-Rozsival
Del Zotto-Girardi
Gilroy-Eminger

Lundqvist (fourth straight start)/Biron.

Prucha’d: Sauer.

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Bonehead alert: I’m going to be on the radio between the first and second periods, on 970-AM. I think with Dave Maloney. Maybe with Kenny Albert.

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  1. Good evening, Sally, 26!

    By the way, did youse notice Josh is back. Click “About” above … I’m working on getting “, 26,” put back in there.

  2. The rangers are ranked 24th with a 76.5%

    they are ranked 22nd in times shorthanded with 17

    They average 6.3 PK’s a game which I believe does lead the NHL…

  3. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    HURRAY! JOSH HAS BEEN REINSTATED! that’s what’s been wrong so far this season!!
    Welcome back Josh 26!

  4. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    Carpy, i really like the new layout, we still need the background a bit darker for us 26 year olds!

  5. i dont see Josh!! why?!? lol

    LindaCalPruBoylahan

    i know you can just hit the back button to come back to the site but i just want Carp and tech people to feel bad! :)

  6. Hey Good Evening everyone!!! LEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTSSSSSSSS GOOOOOOOOOOOO RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

  7. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Game time (you fill in the rest)!

    MDZ’s working on a beard already? Or just being lazy?

    I would lay odds on Dubi-AA-Cally starting the game.

  8. Again folks, those ties are available on NHL.com. It’s for the “Hocket Fights Cancer” program.
    I wonder if Torts is wearing one, because that would the best tie he’s ever had.

  9. IIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How are ya buddy!?!??!!?

  10. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    I sit corrected on the line that starts the game. Surprised a tad.

  11. Anyone notice something weird with the volume/sound? It sounds like they’re talking too close to the microphones.

  12. Wow, surprised that Sam would get it wrong on White, saying he signed here as a free agent. No, we got rid of Brashear and Rissmiller for him!

    Yea, strange sound for me, too, but I figured it’s because I’m watching online.

  13. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Greetings all late start for me…had to finish laundry. Lindawhateverwhatevertonight…can you please explain to her that silly things like laundry & dishes cannot interrupt a rnager game? Blogmama you can help too…

    Sire Father!

  14. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    Headzo, it’s like when the man gets home and wants to talk UH HELLO, THERE’S A GAME ON!! we can talk later damnit lol

  15. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    laundry and dishes are NOT going to sprout legs and leave, they’ll still be there in 2 1/2 hours lol!

  16. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    That’s exactly what I’m talking about Linda………………………………………………..han!

  17. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    How am I suppose to know that you can’t do laundry in that thing where the dirty dishes go?

  18. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    as long as you don’t put regular dish soap in the dishwasher, you should be ok!

  19. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Linda, I was at a party one where someone did that. There were suds all over the kitchen!

  20. my dads her watchin the game. first time in a year. and of course the rangers look like crud. hes like” im bored mike, gonna go watch history channel”.. lol just cant get the old man into it.

  21. man it gets so tiring watching hank try to bail these guys out every game.

    13-3 in shots.

    frustrating is the only word that can describe it.

  22. my dads laughin his arse off. he saw the goal and started laughin and i chased him out. lol. gooo rangers!!!! early timeout soon coach?

  23. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Look at Torts NOT yelling at his team. Good for him. Good time for a TO, too.

  24. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    As soon as they make Versus tolerable with the addition of Rosen they make the sound an amateur operation as someone has pointed out

  25. The Thin White Duke on

    Hello All

    Long time reader, first time poster…

    Had a question for yall, this is my first HD hockey game (just got a new tv) Is the Versus HD-broadcast not particularly impressive or is it just me?

    Thanks

  26. Nah its choppy as hell and there is NO sound. They purposely shut the sound of from the server.

    How are you sis?

  27. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    For the love of all that is holy, can they please stop with the long stretch passes. They aren’t working!

  28. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    that sucks! Bring a radio with you for the next game!! Damn chinese investors lol!

  29. Rumor has it the Rangers signed some guy named Frolov who is supposed to be able to score goals. Hope they put him in soon.

  30. The Thin White Duke on

    duker- yes, using hdmi. just checked out the icelanders/leaves game and it looks great.. sharper and brighter..just wondering if maybe Vs. skimps on HD cameras like they skimp on everything else

  31. Belated good evening all! I could be happier with this period, and if I see ONE MORE LURCH COMMERCIAL I will jump out the window!!!

  32. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Picture’s ok but the sound is worse than a Drury pizza. But a Ranger makes it sound a little better! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo!

  33. I think the Avalanche defenseman caught Rozsival disease knocking the puck in and sliding into his goalie. Good response by Del Zotto to the boarding of Girardi. Absolutely no problem with it! FROLOV!

  34. WIsh I had a radio to listen :(

    Mama don’t know if you saw the other day i posted, but Jo and I can’t make the 24th… LIRR is going to have major major delays…

  35. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    Carps on the way!!!

    Ilb, go on with your bad self, he of the multiple computers!

  36. ilbpurpletietenko2001 on

    Well, if they keep playing like they did after timeout, we don’t have to worry about Hank’s rebound control..

  37. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    Junior Seau, either auditioning for the Samoan Dukes of Hazzard or the new A Team

  38. Awwww. Bummer Agra! How come the delays? Another time then. We started early so we’re on a good track :)

  39. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    i like the piggy one too… WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WEE WEE WEEEEEEEEEEE

    YAY HERE’S CARPATENKOZOOV!

  40. Why is Chris Drury making as much $$$ as Joe Thornton?!? Makes me want to go to Mamby Pamby Land! =*(

  41. GOOOOOOOOOOOO RICK!!!!!!!!!!

    and yes Linda there actually IS a radio here WAAHHHHHOOOO!!

  42. Mama they are updating the signals… don’t know if you heard there was a little fire a while ago that basically shut down all but one line of the LIRR and it was disclosed that the switching system han’t been updated for like 75 years… so they are supposed to be fixing that I beleive… they say to add 70 minutes to your commute :( which would mean Jo and I would need to leave the city around 10 or 11 (since we both have work early and want to be home by midnight or one) and that wouldn’t leave much time for hanging out… but we had a real good time there on Fri we ended up hanging out until… I don’t know 2 or so…

  43. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Dinner was yummy. In case anyone cared.

    Now, boys- go score some goals.

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

    Ag- here we go with the umpires giving texas all the calls that lead to hits for them

  45. Agra, oh yeah. Hartnell! Til next time twins!

    C3, almost mrs. C3 won’t eat with you :)

    ok, back to game…later

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

    thats sam rosen for making me flip out for no reason i was gonna say how is that a penalty on staal

  47. actually, some decent movement
    but we always seem to move toooooooooooooooo
    slowly and their players are always up in our face.

    trying again

  48. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    When was Staal announced to be wearing the ‘A’? Is it, like, official?

  49. i know Stepan has a learning curve to deal with
    but does he looks like he’s less sure of himself?

    he seems a little better tonight but…

  50. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    I forgot to tape House. ARGH. Stupid, stupid me.

    I could almost swear that Torts is medicated this year. He’s so much calmer than last year.

  51. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    that’s the only explanation I can think of too, Linda

    Hoo booy, Eliot sounding like JoeM there, when he was talking about Dubi.

  52. That can’t have been Torts on the bench. He neither repeated himself (repeated himself) nor said “Get that Byfuglien microphone out of my face, Harwood.”

  53. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    grabby, since the time out they’ve carried the play. they’re just not finishing. it’ll happen. I think they are playing better than the last game, but what do i know

  54. I think Dubi said something bad as well… lol and Jo was saying they needed to quiet the mics because Avery was liable to say something…

  55. N.CountryNYRFan on

    the Dubi-AA-Cally line has played good all season so far, but they have no finish…puck control is nice…but goals win games

  56. ya know, Henrik needs to address his getting run into
    problem as well
    he never gives an extra shove at the opposing player
    or hacks at ’em or anything
    that other goalies in the like do.

  57. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    exactly jpg, we’ve been saying for a while he needs a bit of billy smiths attitude

  58. yes Linda
    hate to bring up as an example
    but i keep watching and waiting
    and hoping that Hank cracks someone
    in the ankles ala smith

  59. okay,
    i’m probably going to ask this again and again
    because it keeps happening (much less so in 2nd period)

    what kind of coaching idiocy approach is it that
    has our players just shooting the puck out of our zone???????????

    our guys rarely outskate the opponent and get to the puck first
    so, it’s a matter of just taking a 5 second break before the next
    wave of opposition attack.

    yes, i know it’s needed at certain times of the game, say a pk, but the Rangers
    do it waaaaaaaaay too much.

  60. Linda, I called it in pre-season :)

    I’m late on everything tonight cause I don’t have the energy to do the usual marathon run back and forth!

    I can’t believe Sam said that was Staal…..oy.

    and bad last call

  61. (Cuddy+House)dating=shark jumping….

    (and yes I do know what that means and no I don’t use it all just cause I don’t like a show…)

  62. I still like House, but I have to catch up on Hulu tomorrow because of the damn fight between FOX and Dolanvision….but I’ll tell ya, and it PAINS me to say this, but Dolanvision is trying to settle and FOX is being a load of carcillo. And no Glee tomorrow either!!!!

  63. yea i know linzo. i know they are doing ok without gabby, i just thought i’d see more from frolov, tenko, ec, and if duby or cally could just get some accuracy, their hard work would pay off

    if only drury could score a clutch goal like keith jones did, hed be worth some of that 7.7 mill. if dru is gonna block shots then he better be redirecting them down the ice into the net!!

  64. Linda

    *YAWN* snoozing… Combination #4 hasnt called in. sum young guy is getting on my nerves. Not much excitement coming through the radio LOL

  65. Agra, had to happen sometime, they couldn’t draw it out forever. be patient! (no pun intended!!!)

  66. Mama: Dolanvision is only trying to settle because Fox stuck to its guns… if they had allowed the channel to air Dolan would be happy to negotiate forever

  67. Lin, I was going to mention that before, but I realized if I mentioned him, then Salty Dupuis would probably post.

    If you notice, Salty Dupuis’ posts either have to do with me, or Dreary, or some player he’s complaining aboot. Grumpy old man!

  68. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    ok, so i had the lucky charms saturday and damn, those ‘marshmallow’ charms STILL feel funky! I’ll only have them when Flavah scores twice in a game though lol. Maybe better luck with the skittles

  69. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    LOL Grabby… poor dru is nursing that busting digit for another six weeks. He’s clutch in the money department fo’ sho’

  70. Mama I don’t think they should have gotten together until the show ended… like Bones and Booth shouldn’t get together till the show ends… Marshall and Mary too (In Plain Sight)

  71. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Ag, I dont like the House+ Cuddy storyline either. Doesn’t work for me at all.

  72. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    i don’t watch house but the man does, and he’s not too happy with the show this season. It actually takes house 15 minutes to tell someone they are a moron or an idiot or stupid. Oy vey

  73. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    HMMM, Pens at Blues Saturday night. I may have to make my first trip to Scottrade so I can boo Crosby in person.

  74. Agra, as far as I’m concerned they all suck lollipops. It’s always the little guy who pays every month who pays. It’s become the new norm lately and it makes me what to AK-47.

    And sorry, but I like the followup to see what happens after. I think they’re actually handling it well, and I’ve been very nervous. (don’t watch bones or plains sight….but it’s the old sam and diane scenario…or batman and catwoman :)

  75. Linda

    i think Frehley should replace carcillo
    cause that’s what his performance was like…
    a bit stinking bag of Frehley

  76. The only way House could redeem itself is if Cuddy were to say, “I feel full after the risotto.”

  77. problem is, when we do get that chance to score, which has been few, we dont. and thats whats gonna have to be done cuz were not getting tons of chances every game. from the first game till now, i thought we would be a little more consistent with alot of things, and it still aint happening. maybe its coaching.

  78. ORR, you get no say in what names are used until you get rid of snooki…don’t even get me started on that subject……

  79. see and I think Batman and Catwoman should be all tension and no actualizing as well (don
    t know or get sam and dianne, bit perhaps I will if you tell me what that is from?)

    The tension was too integral and its very different now… if the relaitionship is going to work then House either needs to start genuiney caring for someone other than himself or Cuddy is going to have to make multiple concessions and forgive multiple offenses (I don’t mean cheating I mean his inability (or lack of desire) to understand basic social norms) in short one or the other would have to stop being themselves…

    I think the writers only brought them together because fans kept wanting them to get together… I honestly can’t see her being able to abide by his ego and Cuddy and a relationship are not going to be a puzzle he can solve… which will ony frustrate him further which will make him lash out more which will make her become defensive and then seperate herself form him to protect her daughter… which means one of them will have to leave the show… that could happen but it would be a loss. Their tension was fine the way it was.

    imo

  80. who has the stat?
    we scored 1 pp goal this year? can’t believe it’s much more than that…
    out of how many?

    btw ORR!!
    we think Hank also needs to step up and start chopping people.

  81. frehley times 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    a guy breaks a stick on the power play on that’s the BEST YOU CAN DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Blowzy fuggin sucks on the PP, why did he not use the guy w/o a stick to his advantage instead his passes off to Staal who is pressured

  83. i could have bet my entire music collection, which does have New York Groove as a single,
    that the avs were going to score just now.

  84. so,
    is this a good time to discuss
    Messier
    taking over for Torts as interim coach?
    or
    that we need a crease clearing defensiveman?

  85. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    they should be embarrassed. honestly, all those pp chances and nothing to show… avs score on theirs. honestly, something’s got to give

  86. Tank The Season on

    Our team is NOT looking good without Gaborik. This is gonna be a painful year, unless it is all about Stepan’s development.

  87. Thoooooooo….it is only 4th game and we do have players out….OK, I know every game counts, but last year’s fast start did nothing in the long run, so come on! I’ve decided to try to be positive, even though I’m bummed now! Where’s Greg when I need him??

  88. It’s going to be painful if the AA line is the go-to line until Gaborik gets back. Nobody on that line has more than 42 points. Duby is widely inconsistent, Cally will probably never hit 50 points (or more than 25 goals), and AA who hopefully develops more offensively (but has the most upside).

  89. Tank The Season on

    Oh and Rozsival is just plain WEAK in every aspect- his shooting, passing, defense, etc. He should be waived ASAP.

  90. Mako I can’t look it up, but I haven’t noticed him… nhl.com used to update TOI and have detailed stats during the game,… now they just have lame box score stats :(

  91. MAKO, What? what did I miss? See, this is why I hate running back and forth! Dang my stone age life!

  92. it’s hard to be that positive Mama
    when i’m watching many of the same
    ugly things from last year
    particularly the lack of desire.

    i mean the avs are playing hard like they want
    to win whereas we just look like we’re drifting around
    with the sometimes occasional might just happen
    brief burst of offense.

    it sux. no difference. like i just entered a time machine.

  93. Are we really this bad? EC is totally invisible… if he is hurt, call someone up and let them get experience.

    It looks like these guys, when they get in their own zone and don’t have the puck, don’t know what to do. Torts better teach these guys how to play without the puck, and get on the D pointmen to SHOOT when they have it on the PP. If I was the opposing team, I’d do the same thing and just float high because I know the D is going to pass it around.

  94. i didn’t even realize that White was playing until i heard his name during the last pp.
    is Boogard dressed?

    sheesh…..if Tort dislikes White so much then why even have him around?
    trade him
    waive him
    whatever

  95. Tank The Season on

    Unless something is done NOW, there will be no playoffs this year. Our defense is horrible and we won’t have Gaborik for a month.

  96. Tank The Season on

    Oh and I love how Chris Stewart cleared OUR crease for his goal. Wonder how my pal wicky feels about that one?

  97. Czechthemout!!!! on

    Wicky-

    Sure Cam Fowler can’t play on our defense. Especially the pp. I mean we have all those great offensive weapons like girardi,blowzy an d staal on the pp. They are sure lighting it up. Oh , and the rest of the defense is so strong. I mean Fowler sure couldn’t compete for a spot against the likes of Crapinger and Gilroy. Riiiiiggghhhtttt!

  98. And…….I’m out. Getting too depressing here for moi. And I can’t even watch The Defenders!!!!

    Definitely a Monday. Til tomorrow all. TA!

  99. Olga Folkyerself on

    This is horrible. It’s like watching goldfish die. They stop moving and belly up.

  100. I thought this was the year we weren’t going to let people run Hank anymore… Guess that didn’t pan out either.

  101. The Ranger really need Stephan’s offensive capabilities. I hope he doesnt pull a Fabian Brunnstrom.

  102. ya know, it’s not worth it to send the puck to the blueline for a
    slapshot.
    the dmen aren’t worth a Frehley for getting a shot through.

  103. Olga, I said that already! Yeesh!

    OK, that’s two for wicky…..Niters all! Fade to black….

  104. nice stat to show as the Excuse
    the percentage of goals scored by Gabby, Drury and Prospal.
    of course, Gabby was responsible for 30%
    while Prospal was probably 4% and Drury 1%

  105. Looks like another loss. This team right now is worse than last year. The D is worse, and I really don’t they would be any better team if they were healthy. Hopefully Torts and crew can do something with these guys, or it is going to be another long season.

  106. Czechthemout!!!! on

    That was a great move signing Fedetenko. He sure has looked good theses first 4 games. Oh that’s right, Weise is not ready yet. Got it.

  107. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Oh look. American Pickers. Something more exciting than the Rangers

  108. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    miked, once the avs scored their 3rd goal, i was wondering where the heck you were lol!

    Mickey, I’m waiting for Hawaii Five O, Alex O’Laughlin for an hour should help.

    LMAO Ag, i loved your simple yet to the point post

  109. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    At this stage you gotta look at the coaching. The more they practice the worse they get. Especially that debilitating power play. I think Eminger deserves a much longer look, because I really enjoy seeing him go down to his knees and take himself out of the play so the opposition can easily take one step to the side and pass around him and score. I’d like to see Roszival get beat to the corners much more this year. And let much better talent waste away, er, develop, in Hartford. I enjoy watching Ranger defenders get pushed around in their own crease and seeing Henrik get run, so please, please leave Valentenko in Hartford until his contract is up. Please maintain this exemplary display of mucho fineness.

    Having expunged that from my soul, and having only seen the third period, I thought Dubinsky was the only visible forward in the 3rd. Barely visible at that, but he put out the best effort.

  110. The defense may be lousy, but the offense did nothing. No one can score. Why can no player on the Rangers find rebounds or score in front of the net?

  111. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    oh no, we got the caps on versus next week,that should be an interesting escapade

  112. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Get beat 6-0 and have to listen to Beninati.

    My ears are bleeding already.

  113. Is it me or does anyone else think Rozsival is hurt? He’s never been fast, but this year he can’t get to any puck on time. And he pivots, the opposing player is up by one zone. I don’t understand why they keep him in the lineup. If they are showcasing him, they way he looks, they won’t get a 6th rounder for him at the moment. Which may not be a bad trade, btw.

  114. Nobody can score because the Rangers only have two top 6 forwards playing for the team at the moment (Frolov and I’m going to even argue AA is). Other teams have the same problem in lack of offensive talent, but they make up for it in speed, tenacity, and smart coaching. I hope Torts eventually realizes he cant really play a fast offensive system with this team. He’s trying to put a square peg in a cylinder hole. The Ranger forwards are also slow.

  115. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Girardi was the best d-man tonight for us. I am also beginning to think they have to rid of Torts, he has done nothing with this team. Doesn’t he see that Blowzy sucks, I’d rather see Gilroy or Emminger on the PP over him, his decision making blows.

    I think we have to put Biron in for the next game and hopefully he does an awesome job, Hank needs some pressure on him, his play has lucked lackluster so far. Although tonight was not Hanks fault our impotent powerplay was.

    And way dress Boogaard for all these games if he’s only gona play a minute or two and not fight. Sending Kennedy to the Whale was a huge mistake.

  116. Well, at least Torts worked on his personality over the off-season. Too bad he didn’t come up with any coaching ideas.

  117. C’mon, like the savior Hobbit can make a difference. This team is just not good. As predicted, the East got better, and it looks like a lot of these teams passed by us by far. Even the Islanders and Panthers look more impressive than us. The Devils are just as bad, but you know they’re bound to pick it up, as they always do.

    The injuries wont help.

    Doesn’t matter to me. I never expected a change, I just hoped to be entertained, and so far they’re just as boring as last season.

  118. Fedotenko was a nice pick up eh, much rather see him than Zuccarello, or Grachev. nobody skates figure 8’s better than him.

  119. N.CountryNYRFan on

    sorry for all the typos…”lucked” should be looked and it should read “get” rid and “way” should be why.

    Also “gona” – gonna

    …man I need to stop sniffing glue!

  120. Why, why does every other team get better, and the Rangers just get worse? Were the Jagr years real? Will there ever be another stick salute that’s not just a commercial?

  121. Btw, they carried the play after that timeout and during the second period. And I believe if they scored on either PP, they would’ve won. The PP got much worse after they practiced it for a few days, it looked better in preseason.

  122. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    ilb, if Roszival is injured, then he’s had the same injury for the past three years.

  123. kennedy should be playing over white and sauer should be in over gilroy, roszival and emminger. Enough of Gilroy. I was a big fan of him early last season, but he slowly regressed and Torts really killed his confidence.

  124. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    Orr, I think Brad Richards wouldn’t help this team because in order for him to make those great passes someone would have to be in a scoring position to receive them. This team is more interested in standing around the boards and waiting for the puck to come to them.

    And how about that great PP strategy of winding up for 30 seconds and then launching the shot into the defenders shin pads.

  125. i’d rent richards for this season only if it rids us of any combo or trade involving drury, roszvival, white, christensen or gillroy.

  126. I had high hopes for Frolov, but I am pretty down on him right now. Anisomov is back to normal, score a goal, then disappear for a month.

  127. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Yeah, i was high on Frolov as well, he has been a letdown so far, but the season is still young…

  128. just got back from game.

    as a seaon tix holder the game had a feel of a team being 15 pts out of thr last playoff spot in mid march.

    the building was a mogue and could blame everyone.

    they had effort and tried bit its simple SCORE.

    POWER PLAY 0-5
    AVS 2-2

    OFFENSIVELY CHALLENGED TEAM

  129. Tank The Season on

    Rozsival should have been dumped the minute Jagr was gone. His stats were padded by passing to Jagr and we all know that by now. He is no longer an NHL caliber defenseman. Sorry. He must be waived ASAP.

    I don’t think calling up McDonagh or Valentenko is the answer either. The Rangers HAVE to look outside of the organization to get a crease clearer and get one NOW. I don’t care if its Sarich, washed up as he might be, he won a Cup playing for Torotorella.

    Then again, I get the feeling Tortorella may be on the hot seat.

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