It’s Go Time! (Fantasy draft edition)


Here’s your blank canvas for discussing the all-star fantasy draft tonight (8 p.m. on Versus). The NHL Network will do a pre-draft show starting right now (6 p.m.).

The NHL announced this afternoon that the coaches have been designated teams.

Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks and his assistant, Mike Haviland, were assigned to coach Team Staal — captained by Eric Staal of the All-Star host Carolina Hurricanes.

Peter Laviolette of the Philadelphia Flyers and Alain Vigneault of the Vancouver Canucks will coach Team Lidstrom — captained by Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings.

I’ll put up special edition “Go Times” for the skills competition and the all-star game the next two days.

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  1. GOALS for GAB-orik- Keep reading Prust!! on

    Prust is so tough he leads the All-star game in fighting majors and penalty minutes. And the puck hasn’t dropped yet.

  2. GOALS for GAB-orik- Keep reading Prust!! on

    Hey did Staal’s brother get voted onto the all star team? I haven’t heard any coverage on MSG.

  3. True Blue Mike on

    BREAKING NEWS: This just in Guiness World Records has changed the title of all there books to Brandon Prust’s personal achievements.

  4. billybleedsblue on

    Ha, ok, I can’t help it anymore.

    The best part of waking up is not Folgers in your cup, but knowing that Brandon Prust didn’t kill you in your sleep.


    Brandon Prust used to beat the carcillo out of his shadow because it followed too close. It now follows safely, 30 feet behind him.

  5. I can’t believe u maniacs are still at it.

    Kotalik to AHL, so there’s a cheapo point shot if u really need it…

  6. MickeyM needs a new phone on

    These Prustisms are killing me. In a good way.

    I want the Sedins broken up. Just for once.

  7. GOALS for GAB-orik on

    they had a jersey ready for him just like that? Wonder if they made a jersey for each side.

  8. MickeyM needs a new phone on

    So Eric would prefer to stickhandle thru Marc? I think Marc will be laying some serious lumber on big bro next game for that line.

  9. Glad the Sedin twins are apart and hope the Staal brothers stay apart. The only thing that matters now is Mr. Irrelevant. Gotta be some goalies coming soon, all by 10th round.

  10. Do you fellows have any other hockey related programme to watch? If not, then suck it up!



  11. If Eric doesn’t pick Marc on his team, we might see some physicality between them on Sunday.

  12. billybleedsblue on

    “They could of at least gotten some attractive models for this gig”

    They would have, but they are all on dates with Brandon Prust.

  13. [We are a bunch of sick heads if we’re doing play-by-play on this All-Star draft train wreck.]

  14. Here he comes. Pressure?

    This girl in red is just about to fracture her legs while walking…

  15. billybleedsblue on

    Hahaha, Marc Staal, first NHL’r to take a crosschecking penalty in an All Star game…against a teammate! hehe

  16. True Blue Mike on

    This draft idea is going amazingly in my opinion. Does anyone know who the 3 undrafted players in the all star game this year? Boyle, St. Loius and Briere?

  17. MickeyM needs a new phone on

    Actual monsters look under their beds for Brandon Prust before going to sleep.

  18. MickeyM needs a new phone on

    I’ll be honest here.. Skinner is adorable. Looks 12, but he’s adoreable. And tiny.

  19. I am very pleased to see that Yandle got in. I suppose there was enough of an uproar over him not getting in, not to mention not on other Coyote.

  20. MickeyM needs a new phone on

    Who was that sitting to Marc’s left? Looks like he had an earring. I’ve NEVER seen that on an NHL player before.

  21. Is there a separate slew foot competition? Oh, they had to cancel it, Crosby isn’t well….

  22. I bet Stepan is the dude who gets to pick what team his group goes to. He was captain of Team USA in last year’s WJC.

  23. Without Skid, the award goes to Suppan.

    Mundo, they have both colors made up for every player. I assume you were kidding and you knew that.

  24. Olga Folkyerself on

    They should flip the puck again for the last two guys left. That way no one is picked last….

  25. the non-Rangers that I’m a fan of are Brent Burns and Louie Erikson.

    Kessel stinks, he’ll be last

  26. That’s really stupid. Now next year they’ll all be plotting to make one of their buddies the last pick.

    But next year this will be really lame anyway.

  27. MickeyM needs a new phone on

    A car and donation to charity in his name for being picked last? Why can’t that happen to me.

  28. billybleedsblue on

    Hmmm…why will it be really lame next year? Maybe they can work-out the awkward kinks in it and smooth it into something better? Heh, at least the NHL is TRYING to do something unique for once. God forbid they should try to find ways to promote the game and make it relevant in the sports world…

  29. Imagine if they did East vs West with the winner getting home ice in the SC Finals, ala baseball…

  30. Phil Kessel talks like someone with a legitimate learning disability. And his pants were too long.

  31. MickeyM needs a new phone on

    Ha! Good one, Carp.

    And Roenick losing his mind over Ward going first. Dude, calm down, it’s just an All Star game.

  32. Yeah, DJK, we know. AHL just got a legit shooter from the point. With thick forearms. Prust trade continuous to pay…

  33. MickeyM needs a new phone on

    OK, JR just made a really awkward statement that totally could be taken a very bad way. Someone make him stop, please.

  34. The greatest color announcer ever would be Brett Hull. He sounds like Winnie The Pooh after smoking 3 packs of cigarettes a day and curses non-stop.

  35. MickeyM needs a new phone on

    hehehe, Deb Placey asking Hank what he;s wearing the next 2 days for the red carpet.

  36. wicky(grating CCBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    would anyone trade mdz (or mcdonut) for erik johnson from stl?? Hell, how about throwing in backes for dubi as well!!

    random statement/question of the night I guess.

    Night assens!

  37. Braunschweiger on

    Chuck Norris stole the idea for Walker, Texas Ranger from the true story of the life and times of Prust, New York Ranger

  38. Someone asked; they had two jerseys (Lidstrom/Staal) prepared for each player.

    and the Sedins look like alien life forms in their civies.

  39. GOALS for GAB-orik- Keep reading Prust!! on

    That whole thing was terrible. I stopped watching after M. Staal got picked. That ‘host’ was awful, his comments weren’t funny, some were borderline rude. I thing Ovechkin wanted to put him over the boards… as did Toews.

    Analysis panel? what a joke. Big fail NHL.

  40. well, it was an awkward idea to start with.

    and was a canadien production, so it was bound to be corny.

    I’ll give’m credit for trying something different and trying to be fan friendly.

    But the NHL never hits the nail on the head. Not in their DNA.

  41. Kessel should just be happy that he made the team considering the only reason he was chosen was b/c he plays in Toronto and that market had to be represented.

  42. GOALS for GAB-orik- Keep reading Prust!! on

    When Prust does push ups, he’s actually pushing the Earth down.

  43. >>When Prust does push ups, he’s actually pushing the Earth down.

    The earth was flat, until Prust took his first few steps.

  44. GOALS for GAB-orik on

    Brandon Prust went to buy beer, and the guy at the counter asked him for ID. Prust made a fist.

  45. GOALS for GAB-orik- Keep reading Prust!! on

    Romans crucified Jesus.

    Prust conquered Rome.

    Don’t anger Prust.

  46. Good morning, boneheads!
    Sorry in advance for my long post, but I felt I needed to do this. I was going to ask Carp to post it today as a guest blogger, but I knew he wouldn’t do it.
    So two days ago, after the last snowstorm, I had too much time in my possession and something hit me. I just felt, all of a sudden that it was very close to the date when Carp took over the blog from Sam. I went back, and there it was- today is exactly 2 years since Carp, along with Jane and Laurel, took over this place.
    I also remembered that I was very close to being tearful when I read Sam’s last post and I decided to go back and read it again – it happened during Sam’s description of his conversation with his son, Charlie, who started to cry when Sam told him he was no longer going to cover the Rangers. I, too, felt at that moment that the blog wouldn’t be the same.
    The very next post, on the same day, was written by Carp. This is what he said:
    “The past is present. Or … you can go home again.
    First I want to say a big “Hello!” to all the Blueshirts diehards, and I also want to tell you all that I will miss Sam as much as you guys do. Maybe more. He is (and always will be) a great friend and a great writer, and a person who did his job with the greatest of enthusiasm and skill (plus the prettiest practice swing in golf).
    I can’t replace him. …
    So the people here have entrusted me to be part of the team that tries to fill Sam’s skates (or his golf shoes). All I ask is that you stay with us, and here’s why. It is the banter among you that make this blog what it is. It is the sheer numbers of you guys and ladies who watch the game with your keyboards within reach, and who let the opinions and observations fly. Who live and die with every penalty call, every bad line change, every goal, every W-L-OT.”
    A few initial responses by the ‘heads were somewhat cautious, but you could feel people trusted that the place would remain worth visiting. Did it ever! Thanks to Carp, Laurel and Jane, by the end of playoffs the place was already cleaner, with plenty of great comments. By late summer, when, unfortunately, Jane had to leave,  people were posting 200+ posts, a few times a day…most of it was gibberish, but, well, there was no hockey.
    But look where we are now. There are a lot of new boneheads who joined with their insightful comments. Some have left. But one thing remains the same- this is THE place to be if you’re a Rangers fan. And it is getting better.
    One more person deserves a special word- Laurel. She’s been a huge part of our blog’s success for many years.  And, despite all the unfair bull-carcillo that happened to her at work, she still is.
    I think, every so often, we need to remind people who keep this place for us that we are thankful for their time, thoughts, and sometimes patience. Two-year anniversary is a perfect time to do it.

  47. Every time that Versus gets a chance to display it;s hockey expertise, they reveal how totally incompetent and unprofessional they are. Did you notice the way the camera lingered on the shooter for ages while never once moving to show what he was shooting at. It went on like that all thru the bloody farce ( only due to the camera work, or lack of it).

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