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I’m sick as a mutt today. I guess that’s what happens when you have a cold coming on and you spend two days out in freezing cold weather covering five football games.

I saw only parts of the second period and most of the third of the game in Colorado, and didn’t see a moment, or even a highlight, from the game in Minnesota … and frankly, if I feel like this, I will be seeing Monday’s game from a couch, under a blanket.

So I don’t have any grand insights, opinions or proclamations for youse today.

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Meanwhile, our friends over at Blueshirt Banter are hosting a viewing party Friday. Here are the details:

What:  Blueshirt Banter Radio Viewing Party (Starts at 5 PM).

When: Friday , November 26th  Rangers vs Panthers.
Admission : Free

Who : Nick Fotiu, Ron Greschner, Chris Kotsopoulos (nominal charge for autographs which include photos)

Where : Poitin Still Irish Restaurant and Pub, 774 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ

Reservations or directions or any other questions call (201) 487-0660 or email eddie@rangercrisis.com.

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Finally, here — a tad late — are Saturday’s post-game notes, from the Rangers:

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
November 20, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Minnesota Wild 2 (Game No. 21, Away No. 10)

* The Rangers defeated the Minnesota Wild, 5-2, tonight at the Xcel Energy Center to improve to 11-9-1 overall, including a 7-3-0 mark on the road.  The win marks head coach John Tortorella’s 300th career NHL coaching victory, becoming the 40th coach in league history to reach the milestone.
* New York improved to 5-0-0 in the second game of back-to-back sets this season, including a 4-0-0 mark on the road, and have out-scored their opponents, 16-5, in the five wins.  The Rangers are now 14-2-2 in the second game of back-to-back sets over the last two seasons (9-1-1 on the road), after posting a record of 9-2-2 in the back-end of back-to-backs in 2009-10.
* The Blueshirts are 4-0-0 on Saturday’s this season.
* Martin Biron stopped 26 shots to improve to 4-2-0 on the season, with a 2-0-0 mark on the road.  He has held opponents to two or fewer goals in five of his six starts this season.
* Ten different players tallied at least one point for the Rangers.  Dan Girardi led the Blueshirts with two points, registering one power play assist and recording the primary assist on the game-winning goal, and was credited with a team-high, six hits and three blocked shots in 24:34 of ice time.  Girardi, who skated in his 300th career NHL game last night at Colorado, has now tallied six assists in the last nine games.
* Marian Gaborik recorded an assist on the game-winning goal, and registered four shots on goal while making his first career appearance vs. the Wild.  Gaborik is Minnesota’s franchise leader in several major offensive categories, having registered 219 goals and 218 assists for 437 points in eight seasons (2000-01 – 2008-09) with the Wild.
* After a scoreless opening frame, Artem Anisimov opened the game’s scoring at 8:50 of the second period.  Anisimov has now recorded eight points (four goals, four assists) in the last 11 games.
* Defenseman Michael Del Zotto gave the Rangers a two-goal lead with a power play tally at 14:24 of the middle frame.  Four of his six points this season have been registered on the power play.
* Alex Frolov notched the Blueshirts’ third goal of the second period with the eventual game-winner at 19:00 of the middle frame.
* Brandon Dubinsky tallied New York’s fourth straight goal with an unassisted tally at 4:53 of the third period.  Entering tonight’s contest, Dubinsky was tied for fifth in the NHL with 11 goals, and he has now recorded 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in the last 16 games.
* Ruslan Fedotenko registered the Rangers’ fifth goal of the contest, unassisted at 14:08 of the third period, and was credited with five hits.  Fedotenko has recorded six points (three goals, three assists) in the last six games.
* Rookie Derek Stepan, and defensemen Matt Gilroy and Michael Sauer each recorded an assist for the Rangers.  Stepan registered the primary assist on Del Zotto’s power play goal, and has now tallied five points (one goal, four assists) in the last five games.  Gilroy registered the primary assist on Anisimov’s goal at 8:50 of the second period and posted a plus-two rating, and has tallied three assists and a plus-five rating in the last five games.  Sauer also recorded an assist on Anisimov’s goal, and tied for the game-high with three blocked shots.
* The Rangers’ penalty kill held the Wild scoreless in four power play opportunities (6:22) and has now yielded just one goal in their last nine games, registering a 96.6% success rate (28-29) over the span.
* After an off-day tomorrow, the Rangers will return to action to face-off against the Calgary Flames on Monday, Nov. 22, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to close out a three-game stretch vs. Northwest Division opponents.

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  1. Repost:

    but Tiki haven’t you seen Bobrovsky play the first 2 months of this season? He totally makes it obvious that Hank is just mediocre. We should package him up with Stepan, Dubinsky and Del Zotto so we can bring in a REAL goalie like Garon from Columbus. He has a 1.08 goals against Average and it’s already November!!

  2. I’d like to thank my mother and father, my manager, and all the little people who’ve helped me
    in my rise to the top. : )

    Seriously though, sorry to hear you’re not feeling well Carp. Take care of yourself and get better soon. You missed a pretty good game last night. Go Rangers!

  3. ilb-
    Carp probably doesn’t care what we do, as long as HE doesn’t have to do it while he’s under the weather.

  4. james G good post.

    stepan and the vision thing not bad. he is going to get a lot of assists in his career.. he is better then christenson after 22 games… stronger on the puck, more patient, and smarter.

    the ranger face off issues are a big PROBLEM……

  5. Eddie, ha! and congrats.

    Good afternoon all! Heck of a win last night! Feel better Carp…..I say file for workman’s comp :)

  6. stepan is a week older then del zotto. the yare both 20 and wont be 21 until june..

    sauer is playing real well defensively. the guy is 23 wont be 24 for 8 months……..

    do you realize this fans. 10 years ago this team was a bunch of old past there prime mercenaries………..

    anisimov is 22……….

  7. Minny=upgraded version of 08-09 Rangers. Not too many gamebreakers, best talent shows up on occasion (Havlat-Zherdev), decent but overpaid playmaking center (Koivu-Gomez) and a team that needs its starting goalie to steal games. Their defense is better than that year’s Rangers.

    This game showed the Rangers can win if they play a well executed game but they’ll have problems against good skating teams with good depth of talent. But hey they’ve played well against most of the better teams in the East with the exception of Phillly. I’m interested to see how they handle Montreal this year.

  8. Out of the guys that have gotten regular ice time this year (Todd White, Drury and Prospal don’t count) only Rozi and Feds are over 30, Avery is 30.

  9. To me, the game notes would like like that:
    1. And by far most important. The team rebounded well. You could sense their pride was hurt the night before, and they would do anything to play well. They made the Wild, which has a better record btw, look like very mediocre team. They won every single battle, even when the game was relatively even during the first period. They looked like more determined and better coached team. and after the beginning of second period, it was men against boys. They let up at the end, the killer instinct needs to kick in.

    2. MDZ responded like a very mature player. At this point I’m not sure whether sitting him for a game would’ve made the same impact. He simplified his defensive game, less careless pinch ins, and his offensive game came naturally thereafter.

    3. Stepan should stay on the first line. His hockey sense is excellent. At the beginning of second period MDZ looked at him for a moment, and started to pinch in. Stepan was already covering the point. Despite Joe insisting for some time it was Frolov’s pass, it was Stepan who set up MDZ for our second goal with excellent, through many bodies cross-ice pass. He made similar pass to Gaborik earlier. His passes land softly and flat, easy to receive.

    4. Dubinsky keeps getting better. Forget the highlight goal. Any time he gets the puck, you just know no one will be able to take it away. He slows the game to his pace very well.

    5. I wonder if Boogaard should get more ice time. The first goal was scored exclusively due to his hit. He separated the player (forgot the name) from the puck. I also thought he separated him from his brain too for a moment.

    6. I can’t figure out what is the deal with Avery. Torts limited his ice time and his confidence with the puck is disappearing. Or is it the other way around.

    7. Lastly, I really, really like the headlines lol:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/devils/devils_complete_winless_road_trip_uCWDzgtj7li7xhA5C7pAPM

  10. By the way, it pisses me off that the Pack Line doesn’t work, so Artie has to get bumped down to the fourth line, and EC gets the promotion.

    EC should always be on the fourth line! End of story!

    Artie, Boyle, and Step-On should get shuffled, if things are not going well.

  11. Orr, I don’t think AA will be moved permanently. Torts has a tendency to move things around during the game, I’m sure you know lol. He goes with his gut feeling.

  12. feel better Carp

    lol LW I hope Carp doesn’t Kovalchuck

    Stu-

    and while it’s his fourth year in the league Staal is only 23, 24 in January

    Stepan has been stronger on the puck lately and he’s back to winning many of those skirmishes for the loose puck

    Richards = champagne taste on a beer budget how do you fit $7.8 poppycock, I say

  13. How many low-goal games does Biron wins, or how many soft goals does Hank have to let up, before MB starts to get back-to-back starts?

  14. “Richards = champagne taste on a beer budget how do you fit $7.8 poppycock, I say”

    hahahaha, great line! especially the poppycock! havent heard that in a while.

  15. Tron – The video game was kind of unique in that the various stages were different games, pretty lame though even for it’s time. Never saw the movie.

  16. wicky© (BOYLE=teammate...EC=not so much!) on

    Morning ILB and all!

    Carp
    feel better. and don’t listen to one of our favorite Ukrainians, use wisers instead of vodka (like he is a doctor or something, sheesh!!).

    the game…..I’m actually glad he broke that line up for a while….avery aa gabby looked decent, even though it won’t stick….boogie needs more ice time period, he really doesn’t play that poorly and the first goal was ALL due to his hit…Not sure who #30 was for minny, but that guy had wheels…..the richards rumours are going again??……hank was best when he played further out in his crease, was benoit there that year??…biron=very good pick up….mdz played way better, but still think he needs to sit a game….what IS the deal with avery and his ice time??….was it me or did prust look really slow (I kid of course, guy is a warrior)….I hope EC sits when drury comes back.

    Did you guys see this from the whalepack?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWR36Y7ccjk&feature=youtu.be

  17. Koivu and Gomez had similar production at similar ages so far. Koivu’s a good deal this year but he goes up to 6.75mn starting next season. Maybe he becomes a point per game player but his numbers might be constrained playing on a team like Minny. He’s a good player, cornerstone skater for their franchise and you hope that every draft pick you choose turns out to be as productive as him but just like Gomez there’s a long list of players I’d give a just under (or over) $7mn cap hit to.

  18. wicky© (BOYLE=teammate...EC=not so much!) on

    according to torts, prust is a “different kind of cat”!!! LMFAO!!!

  19. Wicky

    You have it wrong…

    Sitting on his hands won’t cause Carp to be unable to write…but it will play the devil with his talking.

    ( After all, he Is Italian you know.)

  20. Gomez was a pretty productive player when he was Koivu’s age. Not as much of a goal scorer, aside from his outlier season where he scored 33 but he tended to be more of a setup man. His two way game, even on his time with the Rangers was still decent enough, it’s just his offense started to decline after he signed his megabucks contract. Koivu is a very good player, but very few players are good enough talents to do most of the heavy lifting for a franchise. That’s the Crosby/Ovechkin/Stamkos type category and even those guys need other talented players for team to succeed. Koivu, nor Gomez is in that category.

    I’m not trying to promote Gomez, especially this year where he’s put up 6 points in 20 games for a pretty decent Montreal team, nor am I disparaging Koivu, but unless Koivu was the only prominent center on the FA market, I don’t know if he’d get just under $7mn a year from another team.

  21. Just past the quarter pole and there have been a couple stinkers, but overall you have to like the effort the team has given on a consistent basis. You have to like the increased grit. You have to like that the young vets are emerging as leaders as their skills continue to develop. You have to like guys sticking up for each other. You have to like young guys given a chance. You have to like patience and discipline; having a plan and staying with it. It’s human nature to always want more…to only want “x’ and then once you’ve gotten “x” you want “y”. I believe what we are getting now is pretty close to what we have been asking for. A gritty hardworking team, that seems to care as much as we do. It’s not necessarily wrong to want, hope or expect more. Just saying, stay the course and enjoy the process.

  22. Well said, dde…Our appetite rises as the team gets better. But they are exactly where we would expect them to be, providing we are building from within. A few small, young additions (Boyle, Prust ) seem to be exactly what we needed. Stay the course, be patient. They are also very entertaining and enjoyable to watch.

  23. I think the Washington game showed that this team is cut from a different cloth than the past couple of years. Ever since the Caps emerged as the offensive force they’ve become, the Rangers have always looked like they were just trying to keep up with them on the ice. For instance, all indications in those games they won in their playoff series were that they were content with letting the Caps completely control the game and circle the wagons around Lundqvist. The other week against Washington there were long stretches of the game where they took the play to the Caps rather than hold on for deal life.

  24. Shuddup Mama!!

    I like the descriptions of the team by ddeb, ctb, ilb. They are where we hoped they would be. Right in the thick of things, only lost a couple of games badly so far this season. Some real standouts, like Boyle, Dubi, Biron, and Sauer. Henrik has yet to play his best, and should do so as the season progresses, mainly b/c of having a viable backup. Del Zotto has been stinky, but he’s learning and growing and he’s not afraid to get back on the horse after failure.

  25. You know it’s almost nostalgic to speak of Gomez now and then, and sadly so.

    Remember back now, and without rancor or anger or any of that disruptive stuff that keeps you from being objective.With the Devils he was dynamic. Arguably the finest pure skater in the league at the time, and oh so effective. Then he came to the Rangers and showed flashes of this former greatness, but he seemed to fall into a set pattern ( not unlike another great former Ranger player, Reijo Ruotsolainen, who entered like a comet and went out like, well, the mailman.)

    His creativeness was set aside and he relied almost totally on his puck carrying ability ( and it was still terrific, but there developed a defendable quality to it
    which rendered it almost easy to handle. The pattern continued to unwind because it then boiled down to, Gomez picking up the puck and then that effortless stride when he flew up the ice as though it wasn’t even in contact with his skates…and that is where it ended. His team mates were awaiting him at the blue line, practically stationary, and then he’d dump it in. Then they would attempt to dig it out- but lacking what the French call l’audace.. Toujours l’audace, as that French general said ( Was it DeGaulle?)

    The game deteriorated to – same old same old each foray up the ice..they began to look like TV replays. And the end was inevitable I suppose, but he was a great weapon to have if you have some talented shot makers. Theirs were not good enough. Now Rangers are a different team, and he is some what older,more jaded a bit, and highly paid. But still dangerous. But beware his forays…he can still hurt you badly.

  26. and fran, you should repost your post that you posted post ‘new post’.

    Did Gordie Howe really switch hands with a flat bladed stick?

  27. Natural hat trick?

    And we havent had Gabby for that long this season. As the season progresses, i expect him to dominate.

    Also, a couple of upgrades via return from injury await us.

  28. Mama – daddy was only kidding! but he accepts his punishment of newspapering :)

    btw, my dewclaw is getting sore from all this typing. i need daddy to put my footies on my paws :)

  29. tiki, mama knows :) mama just could not help herself…..OK all, I have a very important meeting I must get to (nail salon closes at 5!) so I’ll catch you all later :) TA!

  30. dedebned

    Gordy? Oh sure. It was always spoken of about his ambi dextrousness. Is there such a word?) ( I never noticed it myself, but then I only saw him a few times in person) and it never occurred to me to look, I don,t think he always did it,because he was just as adept at a backhand, but they say that his right and left hand were often used interchangeably. Ask Fischler, he might know for sure.

    I do know that when he played for Whalers he still used a straight blade stick.

    One other thing to keep in mind about Gordy, he was always very low key, not at all flashy, but even in his advanced age…it was something to see when guys tried to get the puck from him. It was like trying to get it from a robot. And he also wasn’t a flashy skater. He took strong controlled strides and it seems as though he generated speed as he proceeded although it didn’t appear that his legs were moving any faster…he was hard to describe,being so unusual. And strong, strong strong. And he also had a nasty side if you scrimmaged with him along the boards or in goalmouth. Lots of players avoided tangling with him. He was just a truly different type of hockey player. Beliveau was big, and
    several other top stars were also, but none had the aura of greatness about them that he carried on thru his life.

  31. dedebedned??

    Ask Ilb2001 to let you see that film I sent him about the players in those days and Ted Lindsay called Net Value. It’ll knock your socks off.

  32. Fran, it’s “Networth”. And like it was originally designed, I sent it to another bonehead. CCCP has it.

  33. oh, ilb, my sides, stop please……..:)

    btw, tiki, sent you e-mail about long overdue conversation I had with my brother today :)

    OK, off the groomer :)!

  34. I’ve always enjoyed watching Gomez skate the puck up the ice -a minimalist with the dekes- he seemed to do just enough to elude a defender. It sometimes seemed like he would skate in a straight line and influence/move the defender by changing the side of the stick he had the puck on.

  35. iilb2001

    Oh, thanks for briefing me, ( my dyslexia of the keyboard, I thought the title was Net Value…dong dong dong…and thanks for passing it along..I hope every bonehead gets a chance to see it…it might give them a new outlook on the
    stuff going on in the league today…especially with Bettman.

  36. JETS!

    Personally, I love how the referees didnt bother to take back any big plays by the Texans. Most notably, the TD pass after the Shonn Greene fumble. Last week, the Giants got a turnover and immediately threw a deep TD pass to Nicks to get right back in the game, and the referees immediately stole it away.

    I suppose I should thank them for not stealing away the big pass to Edwards or the TD to Holmes.

  37. wicky© (BOYLE=teammate...EC=not so much!) on

    dde
    yep, i saw that fight, nice job kundy!!

    fran
    always daring, nice!!

  38. Orr – First Mark Sanchez didnt blow it. Our offensive line, without Damien Woody, was stinky today. He got his arm hit as he threw the ball, not his fault. How we came back….we got the ball to the 50 with a short dump off pass with 24 seconds. Sanchez then threw the ball to Edwards down the sidelines down to the 6 yard line with 16 seconds. Then a TD pass to Holmes in the back corner of the endzone with 10 seconds left.

  39. I might switch to the Isles game in a little bit. Very intrigued to see if they can make a baker’s dozen.

  40. ctb – that was a personal foul on our guy on the kickoff. no need for that lack of discipline. a loser white guy thinking he’s special when he’s a bum. if i were the coaches, id pummel that white guy until he learned you cant commit penalties like that.

    and i must give the referees credit for missing the personal foul roughing the passer committed earlier in the game by us. a bit of fairness.

  41. Every time they say Garcon I want to double snap my fingers.

    ***

    I think of the diner scene in Pulp Fiction before the British couple get up and hold the place up…and then later in the movie “can I have my wallet back? It’s the one that ‘s Bad Mother Byfuglien”.

  42. ctb – yes, and it’s just a lack of coaching. I love Rex Ryan, dont get me wrong. But Im getting sick and tired of that fat pig smiling when things go well and looking dumbfounded when they dont. We couldve and rightfully shouldve lost the last 3 games we played and the Denver game and escaped with wins in all 4. If that fat pig cant get his team to hold a 16 point lead against a team devastated the last 2 weeks with heartbreaking losses, then he needs to open up his eyes.

    What’s with our god damn defense??? We send 7 men and cant even get a sniff of pressure much of the game. Our blitzes are useless. The loser Texans sent 4 men and get pressure on nearly ever play.

  43. The 2000 Ravens also had a stretch where they eked out a lot of small margined victories. I’m not a Jets or Giants fan, but if the Jets season leads to a championship then all of the narrow wins in midseason will be forgotten.

  44. thanks, everybody. I haven’t kovalchuked yet.

    Johnny, too bad I had to trade the gortex coat because I broke a bunch of wine bottles.

    Watching the Minnesota game right now. After watching the Jets nearly kovalchuk, then that sick comeback (I guess Houston doesn’t believe in the prevent defense). Actually, the corner and the safety looked like Staal and Girardi there.

  45. The 2000 Ravens had no offense. Aside from Jamal Lewis iirc and perhaps priest holmes. No offense whatsoever. Their defense won games week in and week out. They could be relied upon. And in the playoffs, they injured and took out opposing quarterbacks.

    This Jets team has a “great” defense that cant be relied upon. And our offense has won us each of the last 3 games.

  46. They held the Texans to a FG after the Sanchez INT. That was a crucial stop that gave them a chance to win.

  47. natural hat trick?

    IIRC, the 2000 Ravens went without an offensive TD for an entire calendar month, and won all their games via points by the defense.

  48. CTB – Yes it was a crucial stop. However, the Jets knew that the Texans were going to run the ball all 3 times. They knew they didnt have to defend against the pass on that possession.

  49. Ha ha I- just caught AA throwing himself against the glass after his goal, where have I seen that before?

  50. and the Texans werent trying to score a TD. They wanted to take our timeouts away and run the clock down to 1 minute, and make us go the length of the field with a minute.

  51. Well the point is, they won the SB that year. And I’m sure despite their awesome D, plenty of Ravens fans (assuming they really existed en masse before the SB win) were probably thinking “no way we can win with our offense being this bad and only winning by 3-6 points a week”.

    The Jets took it to the Pats in their first matchup and haven’t allowed more than 23 points in a game the entire year. Maybe not the all time greatest defensive team, but an 8-2 record is an 8-2 record.

  52. i see your point CTB. And you’re right, you cant expect many other teams to be as great defensively as the 2000 Ravens. The 2000 Ravens were one of the best defenses in NFL history.

    As to your second point, I disagree with the “you are what your record is.” The Rangers were 7-1 to start last season, they clearly were a team with many deficiencies.

    I make it a point not to confuse results (8-2) with actions (how we got to 8-2). There has been a lot of luck involved and timely plays. One example is last night, we played Biron after making him play the last half of the previosu game. A terrible coaching action, but a good result.

    My point is, if we continue playing the way we’re playing, we wont win anything.

  53. Ok, well there should be a caveat to the “you are what your record says you are”….given enough of a relevant sample size. The Jets have played over 60% of their season, the Rangers at that point last year played only 10%.

  54. CTB- I remember the Ravens D keeping them in and/or winning games every week and I don’t recall the D ever throwing the O under the bus when they had every right to do so.

  55. wicky© (BOYLE=teammate...EC=not so much!) on

    carp
    wonderful seinfeldian gortex reference!!

    ct
    yep, every time I hear it i think “garcon means boy”!

  56. CTB – I know it was not a good comparison. Different sports, number of games, etc. I was just using that as a quick example. Here’s a decent one with a smaller sample size. The Giants were 5-0 after nearly 33% of last season, then finished with an 8-8 record iirc.

    just wanna say, i see your points and i respect your opinion. good discussion :)

  57. DDB, maybe the Ravens defense figured they had Trent Dilfer as their QB so what else were they going to expect? Plus it’s not like anybody on their offense would have the cojones to talk back to Ray Lewis.

  58. And WTB, Buffalo put up 49 on the Bungles? I know the Tony Tigers aren’t that good, but Buffalo?

  59. No penalties against the Patriots in the first half. I guess the Patriots just dont commit penalties, huh?

  60. The magic of Brady hair. But to be honest the Colts have looked like Carcillo most of the 1st half.

  61. The magic of being a Boston team :) The Colts are carcillo. At least they beat the Patriots in an AFCCG in one of the biggest collapses in sports history. I can always hang my hat on that.

  62. Despite being carcillo, they’re still in this game. Wonder if the Colts loser defense will bother to tackle losers like Danny Carcillohead and Groncookeski.

  63. ok so im watchin the isles game, theyre supposed to go to commercial, but some technical difficulties leave them still broadcasting the game during the tv timeout, and all you hear is howie rose laughin and then he says” is it spring training yet? jeez, lemme know how this game turns out ok, cuz i could care less”. i almost pissed myself! god ya gotta love howie

  64. Not sure if anyone noticed but Mike Sauer leads the team at +7…very impressive….got to love this kid…

  65. Are the Wild the only team with what amounts to an ad on their jersey? I hope so, and I hope it doesn’t become a trend.

  66. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    Get well soon Carpy!!
    Gotta get those lil warmer packets like hunters use to keep their hands and feet warm out in the wilds!

  67. What happened in the Skins -Titans game? Caught Jimmy Johnson talking about Jeff Fisher and someone throwing their shoulder pads into the stands?

  68. Still no penalties agaisnt the Patriots.

    3 special teams against the Colts to pin them inside their own 15. None on the Patriots.

    A lovely fair called game by Gene Patriots Steratore. /sarcasm.

  69. Gene Patriots Whore Steratore. Or rather, Gene is the Patriots’ slut, because he aint gettin’ paid to be biased in their favor.

  70. oh, well. Game over. Thanks Shittsburgh Stoolers and Colts for nothing. Another miscommunication for Peyton and receiver? I really cant stand Peyton sometimes. See youse guys later!

  71. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    CT, i wonder if the seats are being entertained!

    they sure are DDE, gonna make for an interesting game here Thursday night, since my man had been a bengals fan in the past. After I tell him of their debacle today, he may truly be done with them lol!

  72. Carp just checking in to make sure you’re still breathing. Maybe you need a nice warm weekend in del boca vista. we’ll take my new cadillac

  73. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    i wonder, when howie is sitting there, during commercial breaks, if he hears himself screaming MATTEAU!!! MATTEAU!!!! MATTEAU!!!!

  74. Yes Itoo watched the Isles game, and it was pathetic.

    Those skaters are in the major leagues?
    They spent the entire game making really simple minded plays, and DiPet kept them in the game. he was great.

    One guy had an open route to skate from deep in his zone so he passed out to a team mate on Atl blue line, and there looked like about 20 thrashers between him and his target. Right after that another guy gets the puck behind his cage, abd two T men in his goal mouth, and one lone D man to check them. This guy behind his net with the puck looks out and sees his d man surrounded by opponents, and he passes the puck right to him. The guy was so surprised that he just stood there and DiPete had to make two enormous saves.

    I watched most of the game in disbelief..like a slo motion train wreck…it was fascinating, the stupidity. The end was predictable.

  75. Red Wings with a ridiculous comeback against Calgary tonight. I bet Calgary is gonna be mighty motivated tomorrow night to avenge that one.

  76. Hey James, what do you think I’ve never ridden in a Cadillac before? I’ve ridden in a Cadillac hundreds of times.. thousands!

  77. I doubt that, Joe. The Flames are a pure garbage team, with an overrated goaltender.

    Iginla is starting to get his sh*t together though, unfortunately.

    Too bad we don’t get any pig-man tomorrow. I really wanted to see him get roasted.

    His pork would have been pulled!

  78. ddeb…ewwwwww! As for the rest of you, football blah blah…I’m listening to “The Promise”……ahhhh. talk to me…….

  79. JBytes – Well, the MLS isnt real football! :) Even though I like the Red Bulls and dislike the Revolution :)

  80. lol Jbytes. I was thnking more along the lines of the high school level. but ill accept the college level.

  81. Eli did the same thing against the Eagles a few years ago.

    A farily refereed game.

    And this is what we did.

    Same carcillo, different day.

    New York teams are the poorest managed, poorest prepared teams with the poorest discipline and poorest execution.

    How many times can our teams commit the same errors and not learn from it.

    There’s no awareness whatsoever on any of our teams. No awareness. None. Zip. Zero.

  82. For the most part, we’re either beaten by referees or we simply beat ourselves. We beat ourselves this game, stupid offsides (whether he was actually offsides when he jumped is debatable) in which there was no need for it. Our defense stepped up all game long, and on one 4th and 1 in which that dog killer bobbled it, we just couldnt stop it. Same carcillo, different day. Another infuriating day in the life of a New York fan and Massachusetts hater. The key word is awareness.

    Awareness, something all Boston teams have.

    Awareness, something all New York teams lack.

    Henrik Lundqvist, the best goalie currently in the NHL, lacks the awareness to dominate at all times.

    Tim Thomas, a loser, the biggest loser, dominates with no skill because he’s coached to have awareness.

  83. Henrik Lundqvist, the best goalie currently in the NHL, lacks the awareness to dominate at all times.

    Tim Thomas, a loser, the biggest loser, dominates with no skill because he’s coached to have awareness.

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    Forget about those last two lines. Simply put, though, Henrik, the best goalie in the NHL, oft times lacks awareness. As evidenced by his softie goals.

  84. nice slide by eli. staggering melt down. standard giant screw up.

    2 years in a rowfor eli and his fumble on a slide.

    what a friggin joke….

  85. Hope you feel better by tomorrow, Carp. And hope you feel better, too, CTB. Be nice if the NYR could back to 3 above .500 tomorrow.

    If the Giants fail to make the postseason again this year, I hope it’s the end of Tom Coughlin. This guy is a choke artist of a coach. Fact is, we have an elite QB in Eli and still fail to make postseasons. Lose to the hapless Cowboys at home which could prove3 costly in the end….. Steve Spagnuolo won us that Super Bowl.

  86. You’re right about the ride you get in a Cadillac. It rides like a Town Car or a Rolls or a Benz or an Audi or a Plymouth or a Dodge or a Semi or a Chrysler or a Jeep or a …. ( I gotta go take my pill.)

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