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Quick contest for Boneheads and others; win tix

Posted By On January 18, 2011 @ 10:31 am In Hockey,New York Rangers,NHL | 389 Comments

One of your fellow Boneheads had some tickets that he said he’d like to donate to you guys. So he asked me if we could run a contest to determine who gets them. There are tickets for two Rangers games. The first is Feb. 17 against the Kings.

So here’s what we’re going to do for that first pair:

We’re going to have a very simple contest. Pick the score of tomorrow night’s game against Toronto. Of course we will need tiebreakers.

So tiebreaker No. 1 will be who scores the game-winning goal (and that will include the decisive goal in a shootout). But it’s possible nobody gets that. So the second tiebreaker will be the number of shots for the Rangers, closest without going over. The third tiebreaker will be the number of shots for the Maple Leaves, closest without going over.

I am going to ask you guys to respect the spirit of the game and to only enter once, and not send in multiple entries under fake names. I can and will check IP addresses if I must, but I’d really prefer not have to undertake any extra work for what is intended to be a fun game. OK? So please enter once ONLY.

Entries close at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Your entry should look something like this:

Rangers 4, Toronto 1. GWG: Eminger. Shots: Rangers 12, Leaves 11.

Any entry that doesn’t  have all the necessary tiebreaker info will be declared void. The judge (me) reserves the right to make arbitrary decisions (because I can) if necessary.

If ties are unable to be broken, Sally wins.

And if this goes well, we will do it with another pair of tickets for a March game.

OK. Have fun. Good luck.


I was beaten to this because I slept in a bit, but a very happy 50th birthday to The Captain! [1]

Part of me finds it hard to believe he’s 50, because I remember when he was 18 or 19 and came into the Garden for the first time as an Oiler. Part of me finds it hard to believe he’s only 50 because it seemed skeptical people were acting as if he was 40 when the Rangers got him in 1991, and because it seemed he played until he was 49.

Whatever, he was one of the handful of greatest players to ever have put on skates, one of the most complete packages of skill and strength and mean-streak and leadership in the history of sports, and certainly the most influential and important player/person in the history of the Rangers.

Happy Half a Century, Mess. Celebrate like it’s 1994.


The NHL announced that Eric Staal of host Carolina and Detroit’s Nick Lidstrom will be captains for the all-star game. They will choose up sides on Jan. 29. Wonder if Eric will choose Marc.

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