Some shuffling at MSG:


Will have John Tortorella’s presser shortly.

First, he said that Grachev will play, starting on right wing on a fourth line with Christensen on the left and White in the middle. (Markus Naslund, unofficially, is the only Ranger ever to wear No. 91, which Grachev will wear in his NHL debut).

Stepan is moving between Frolov and Prust. Boyle moves to what should be a good forechecking line with Avery and Fedotenko … they played together some Wednesday.

Gilroy remains in, with Eminger. Lundqvist in goal. Boogaard is out with a hand infection. Sauer is prucha’d.

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  1. Carped on my Dream:
    On the eve of coming holiday, I have a Dream…(with fair amount of skepticism )about today scenario: Grach will repete his friend’s heroics and have a hat trick in his first game, Hank will have his first shutout of the season, Boogyman meanwhile, who is not playing today, in a true Halloween spirit , will choke Slats in his luxury suite by his non-infected one hand to semi-conscious state, getting out written promise to retire after second period. Game is over – 10:0 and after that Amirante is singing “…his is a good fellow” , while they raise and hang on the rafters Sather effigy in corporate jacket/jersey, with huge name/number – absolute” 0”.
    Just for generations of next GMs and fans as a reminder. What?…Couldn’t I?

  2. cw looking forward to 2012. . . . with tempered optimism. on

    Boogaard should be out with an infected contract.

  3. cw looking forward to 2012. . . . with tempered optimism. on

    Predictions on Grachev tonight? Anyone?

    I will call the Grachev-Christensen-White line the “Torts doesn’t give a s***” line.

  4. I will admit I saw Emminger make a few good plays last game, but Sauer should still be playing over him.

    Friday night games are a hoot. Its almost Beer thirty here in the Mountain time zone.

    4-goal minimum tonight.

  5. So it has been announced that Grachev is playing with White and EC?.maybe he?ll score a hat trick in his NHL debut!

    Carp – from now on maybe we should changed to verb for being a healthy scratch

    being Sauer’d instead of Prucha’d

  6. cw looking forward to 2012. . . . with tempered optimism. on

    I am begining to understand why it was so easy to sign Frolov. . .

    I really like what Dubi has been doing. He has been so strong on the puck.
    If I were Torts, I would give Cally the “C” Dubi and Avery the “A” and let these guys lead by example. This team needs a kick in the pants.


  7. cw looking forward to 2012. . . . with tempered optimism. on

    NYR fan,
    I think Sauer’d is the new word. I mean Prucha hasn’t played for the NYR for YEARS!!!

  8. cw looking forward to 2012. . . . with tempered optimism. on

    I mean Prucha was long gone before Renney!!!

  9. where the heck is everyone else? Ya’ll better be here by game time. Every time I get home for work you guys take a break!

  10. Let’s hope Grachev kicks butt tonight! It’s only a year and a month late! (Since he should have made the team last season, but nooooooo, they send him to rot under the legendary hockey mind of Ken Gernander!)

  11. Boyle and Aves on one line, and I’m not at game in my close up seats. Hartnell!

    and I meant get home from work… offense meant :)

  12. also, it was quite obvious that Grachev and Stepan had chemistry in Traverse and the pre-season, so it only makes sense, given that Stepan is currently struggling, to NOT pair them together and give them both the best chance to succeed! i guess the plan is really to find an excuse to send down Stepan.

    What the carp? Torts avoids doing the obvious always! Cuz he’s more cleverer than anybodyone!!!!

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