It’s Go Time!


Don’t have any lineup news now. But, really, not expecting any changes … unless John Tortorella has decided to go with Martin Biron today.

Will update if any news before the game.

For those who are outside the metropolitan area and are getting one of NBC’s regional games, you might try the offer, which is free but requires registration. I’m not guaranteeing anything.



Looks like Lundqvist in goal. Eminger skated in warmups, but left early. Not sure what that means … but I’d guess he’s prucha’d. Not even a hint of an incident during warmups … other than Danny Briere flipping a puck into the mid-section of his former teammate, Martin Biron.

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  1. Gab, didn’t see you during warmups. Do you want to come to the back of the pressbox between periods? Just let me know which intermission, so I won’t leave.

    It’s directly over the visiting team/Zamboni entrance.

    thanks, bigmouth. you=monster, too.

  2. I never understand those rumours around Brad Richards and the Rangers ! Wouldn´t that mean that the Rangers would be forced to part ways with the extraordinary talent of a Brandon Dubinsky or Ryan Callahan or both them to get Richards ????

    Even Glen the Magican could afford to do it !!!!!

  3. GOALS for GAB-orik on

    Carp, sounds good I’m in sec 316 so I’m right by there, I’ll come by after the first?

  4. Shame on you Carp, that you think that the pressroom eggs are better than the ones from the Mrs. Carp at home :):):)

  5. They said at 12:40pm, people will get switched to Rangers-Flyers, and others will get switched to the Red Wings game. I’m nervously staring at the TV hoping I’m in the “will get switched to Rangers-Flyers” group.

  6. Are you Byfuglien kidding me? WTF? Caps-Sabres?

    Way to F-up Hockey Day in America in the country’s biggest city.

  7. I am in Germany, and I have only Buf-Washington as well :) I hope they switch to the Rangers game as well :Ö)

  8. Carp, can you tell them that the game should be finished by 3pm, because it is the time FC Barcelona starting :)

    Do you know about Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta or David Villa ?????:)

  9. Hey gang!

    Thanks for the link to the free gamecenter, Carp. I got Red Wings/Wild here in STL.

    Let’s win this one, eh, boys?

  10. Flyers only working with 5 D right now…O’Donnel went to the locker room

    Great play by Sauer on Richards….Textbook play…

  11. Boucher looks off… Lots of shots are getting past him, unfortunately in typical Rangers fashion, they still wind up hitting the post or going wide. Keep peppering him with shots and leave someone there to pick up the garbage.

  12. You need to write an article in your newspaper saying :)

    Why do we need something different than Rangers hockey because it´is in the centre of the world :)

  13. CARP has heard of the Barcelona players …. if not, that’s beyond bush-league for a sports writer.

  14. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao, who just happen to also be the NBC crew. one more in there C3 and you get a brownie cheesecake lol

  15. Blue Seat Horror on

    “Fans wanted a penalty.” I hate that line. Can’t these announcers think for themselves? And why do they have to blame it on the fans? Can’t they pick a random member of the victimized bench.

    “Jim Ramsay wanted a penalty there.”

  16. Did I miss something, did they change the rules. I thought you weren’t allo9wed to pick off a opposing player because that was exactly what pronger did by taking out prust. I hate the nhl and there corrupted referees.

  17. I’d tell CCCP to take out Brodeur for the brownie cheesecake, but I fear Marty would kill him first once he hears brownie cheesecake is involved.

  18. Blue Seat Horror on

    Why would you want to take out Brodeur? He’s the Devils best chance of missing the playoffs and the reason they’ve exited early for the past few years.

  19. You never heard about Camp Nou probably the universe of the sport ?????
    Messi is probably more known about the world than Crosby :) or Brandon Prust ??? hihihihi

  20. >>….that’s beyond bush-league for a sports writer.

    Americans, in general, are not very knowledgeable on The Beautiful Game. They tend to resort to ridiculing it in order to hide their ignorance.

  21. But what an ignorance ??? on hockey day in America we shouldn´t talk about Lionel Messi !
    That is a disrespect to US Hockey :)

  22. Wicky (trying to go as fast as ILB on this thing) on

    Don’t normally do this during a game, but way to NOT clear the crease young studs saucer and mcdonut. Flyers outnumbered 1 on 2 and the two marshmallows couldn’t find the pecans to physically move that one flyer out of the way.

    Worst line by a mile in the period was ec vinny gabby

  23. u guys read spectors redden article? supposedly sather wants to get neil from sens. what you guys think? him n aves? hmm

  24. Sigh – usual perimeter type shots with the Rangers inexplicably being unable to get to many rebounds (which Boucher leaves lots of).

    BTW, can Avery shot the puck anywhere but the middle of the net? No wonder this guy has 2 goals in 60 games.

  25. Why is Heritage Classic game in Canada the same day than Hockey Day in USA ???????????????????????????

  26. Carp-

    While mentioning he was asst coach for the US Olympic team, Torts was asked about the growth of hockey in America.
    Torts said, regarding the Olympic team, it was time for a changing of the guard, time to go with the young guys -with all due respect to the guys older guys.

  27. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    anyone else watching on the computer getting a black screen with the nbc logo right now?

  28. CARP – How’s the crowd today? Better than the crowd at the last home game against the Flyers (the crowd that night was listless)

  29. i love when Rangers fans complain about conspiracies against us. I mean its ridiculous especially when, if the NHL were “cheating” they would want the Rangers to win anyway…at least if they arent playing Crosby or Ovechkin…

  30. Honestly, I have no idea who Messi is. But I also couldn’t name five current college basketball players or college football players. Or race car drivers. Maybe five tennis players.

    I follow hockey, baseball, football, a little NBA and PGA. That’s all I have time for.

  31. yes but we played much harder in the first than in games past. we gota goal by driving the net. looks liek weve been doing that little bit more recently. sometimes though it leaves us open to odd man rushes because we get 3 guys way too deep sometimes. i dont mind getting perimeter shots because they create rebounds sometimes. its just that we need guys crashing the net more and they arent in great posistions to get rebounds alot.

  32. Bless my soul…Carp, you probably will meet all your boneheads in the Garden before you retire :)

    So you will probably never learn anything about our sports :)

  33. >>I follow hockey, baseball, football, a little NBA and PGA.

    I suppose hockey makes up for the other four.

  34. Carp, next month there is huge tennis event coming up at the Garden, when Ivan Lendl playing against John McEnroe and Andre Agassi facing Pete Sampras !!!!

    But you may hear about those guys, if you dont know about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic ?????

  35. Wicky (trying to go as fast as ILB on this thing) on

    I agree 1000% with oleo, the conspiracy theory thing is just ridiculous. What a great decision that would be by the NHL to alienate the biggest market in the country with a conspiracy. Rlmfao

    Us too

    You have a list? Uh oh!

  36. Also, I really like this ‘one on the booth, one inside the glass set-up’. Something different, and we get the observations from rink-side without the mess that having 3 announcers creates.

  37. Blue Seat Horror on

    Agreed, Mickey. And Joe’s happy because he gets a closer look at all those big strong bodies.

  38. Apparently, the Penguins-Hawks game later will be called by Emrick, Steigerwald and Errey in the booth, with McGuire and Chico between the benches. Might be one to avoid.

  39. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    omg LW, i might just put that one because it could actually provide unequalled comedy

  40. Whats the name of this guy doing the play by play? And, what team does he regularly do the broadcast for?

  41. hey Linda! always good to see you.

    darn NBC is showing some other game.l I’m watching on hstreams as usual.

    Rangers playing a pretty disciplined game so far, I’m impressed.

  42. And speaking of puke…that tommy mac character got some balls! Keeps on posting his worthless opinion


    Why don’t you hit him where it hurts!

  43. >>McGuire and Chico between the benches.

    You’re kidding, right? What will Chico be doing between the benches exactly?

    Gaborik is still in the locker room tucking his jersey inside his pants.

  44. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    always good to see you too tomb!! i’m watching on GCL, and since I downloaded the new IE, the game screen is much bigger! wonder if that’s just for today lol!!

    LMAO tucking in his jersey.

  45. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    maybe his reinjured a long time ago shoulder has finally become to painful to play with

  46. Not defending Sather’s body of work, but if Gabby and Drury gave us exactly what they gave their previous teams, everyone would be satisfied

  47. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    kern, you are absolutely right on that. Unfortunately, that’s not the case though. And i am convinced that Gabby reinjured himself when he scored his first goal back and crashed into the post.

    LMAO Blue!

  48. That is a RIDICULOUS penalty call! You cannot bump a guy now without him go head first into the boards.

  49. Are Byfuglien kidding me? That call was sh*t! Wolski didn’t board him!

    Then, of course, they score…

  50. I love the chemistry between Dubi and Cally, who has gotten really good at deflecting pucks.

    Another penalty? Craaaaaaap.

  51. Blue Seat Horror on

    Not surprised Filly has had 3 PPs and NYR 0. Because Flyers don’t commit penalties, right?

  52. 4generations 4 cups on

    Lol, why did Girardi chase carter to the boards? Why was cally staring at Giroux? Stupid goal.

  53. Gawd, wouldn’t it suck if the Devils make the POs and the Rangers don’t? Not that in the end it’ll mean much because neither team has the horses to go very far anyways (out the first round is almost a given, IMO).

  54. we should play a game.. what will it take for the Rangers to actually get a power play… and somehow we get more of an update on sean fuggin odonnell but not marian gaborik… FUG the NHL!

  55. Wicky (trying to go as fast as ILB on this thing) on

    If girardi would have pit Carter on his butt instead of stick checking

  56. That was a straight up AWFUL goal. Three men and not one of them marking Giroux on the backpass.

  57. >>Dave Maloney: “Terrible call by the officials…”

    It sure was! Three power plays to Flyers, none to Rangers.

  58. he is out for the rest of the game and no answer is being given. Im sure its some “undisclosed injury”

  59. The Rangers pipsqueak offense is gonna result in another 2 points squandered I suspect. Cycle cycle cycle but rarely force the goalie to make a good save – most are routines stops that any NHL goalie (even Boucher) should always make.

  60. Carp, check your email after the game :)

    its funny, i didn´t even realize him during the game :)

  61. Wicky (trying to go as fast as ILB on this thing) on

    Is redden really going to nullify his contract at the end of the season?

    Too many passes

  62. Really starting to see why Henrik Lundqvist was a 6th round pick in the draft, showing more this season than any other…anybody know what the Rangers record is in their 3rd jerseys? gotta be bad…

  63. Somebody wake these guys up, this is AWFUL. Let’s turn the puck over in their end a few more times and see how that works…

  64. 4generations 4 cups on

    Rangers need to make a move on James Neal. Word from Dallas is that theyre interested in an offensive-minded defenseman. I could easily deal with sending Gilroy and a 2nd there for a hard bodied power forward..

  65. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    wishing you had it back doesnt help when it shouldn’t have happened in the first place. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    i do not think WALLQVIST will make an appearance for the rest of the season.

  66. The offensive talent is simply not there. That doesn’t leave much room for defensive mistakes. The Sauer-McDonagh pair is not having a good day.

  67. Blue Seat Horror on

    # LinCalPrustBoylahan February 20th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    would be nice to have an update on our scorer ;-)


    Brian Boyle’s doing fine, Linda.

  68. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo at the buzzer. They deserve it.

  69. the Rangers effort is 100% there. They just dont have the offensive players that the Flyers do.

  70. They wouldnt be able to hit a soccer net with their shots..this is the type of thing that sickens me…all normal salary people in this world pay ridiculous amounts of money to watch these overpaid “athletes” put on performances like this…

  71. Like I said, this team isn’t making the playoffs. This team will win 1 lose 3 in a row, win 1 lose 5 in a row, bye, bye rangers, same old garbage.

  72. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    +2 blue!! very nice

    at least you guys are entertaining!

    does beer-on come out for the 3rd?

  73. Blue Seat Horror on

    Too many men on the ice…missed. Rangers might as well go out in the third and go all Islanders on the Flyers and give us something to watch. What sucks is that before the Lundqvist hit the fan they were doing well. Actually had some good shots that weren’t wide or in the logo.


  74. Wicky (trying to go as fast as ILB on this thing) on

    We should go all isles pens in the third just to hear Mario Maloney whine like a little girl

  75. What a joke this team is. A f***ing JOKE!

    If I’m Hank I demand a trade.

    Keep Cally/Dubi/Staal/Hank/Sauer/Mcdonagh/Zotto and AA

    The rest are 100% expendable and yes that includes Gabby and guys like Gilroy.

  76. I”m not saying this now. When i heard sather went out and spent more money on a free agent and it was gaborik a guy who has never stayed healthy, I knew it was another bad signing. Things will never change as long as Dolan is the owner and sather is the GM.

  77. 4generations 4 cups on

    Tom Foolery– Do you remember a deal where we acquired Jokinen & Prust for KOTALIK AND HIGGINS?

    I think that proves that any player has a buyer.

  78. Rangers don’t have the offense to compete with the big boys. Philly isn’t playing that well, but there is just no real offensive threat besides Dubinsky. Gaborik is often a non-factor, and today he;s gone completely.

    WALLQVIST showed up against the Devils and our boys couldn’t manage 1 measly goal to earn at least a point.

  79. Shoryuken on Glen Sather on

    What is with him and the soft goals this year?

    We also have a fun habit of making every team we play look like the greatest defense ever.

  80. PSU if youre hank u demand a trade? are u kidding….you wouldnt be able to get a bag of pucks for him at this point, hes been the worst player on the ice today

  81. Blue Seat Horror on

    # Wicky (trying to go as fast as ILB on this thing) February 20th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    We should go all isles pens in the third just to hear Mario Maloney whine like a little girl


    Mario doesn’t care unless it involves his teamey-weamey.

  82. >>does beer-on come out for the 3rd?

    I would definitely bring him out in the third. What do you have to lose at this point? But hey, I don’t get paid to be coach; I only pay to watch the nightmare unfold.

  83. yea, rebuilding. I’ve been hearing that since Dolan became owner and appointed sather as the GM. Don’t believe everything you read or hear.

  84. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao JB, i am still laughing at that one!!

    somethings wrong here. these guys must be killing me inside lately because i was not excited about the win vs the Kings, and the devils game, sheeeeeeeeep that was just Valium TV. It’s almost as if watching the game is becoming a chore.
    I gotta pull out of this slump !!

  85. 4generations 4 cups on

    All of you who are on the ‘trade gaborik’ wagon, im sure all of you wouldnt have said byfuglien if this were last year, this guy is still trying to get on his feet without prospal there (or a real 1st line center) all season. Gaborik is our only established star and if he only had anyone to play with on a line of 5 guys he’d be doing great.

  86. @KRIS

    Yeah, If I’m Hank I get the hell out of dodge.

    Go play in NJ where they make Hedberg look WORLD CLASS!

  87. Rangers are zeroing in on another 9th place finish.


    That would be horrible. I would rather 11th or 12th….better draft pick…

    Maybe Gaby is out for the season?

  88. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this team will not contend for anything so long as Chris Drury is on our books. Once he’s gone we can spend his cap space on legitimate talent and our young kids will be further along. It would be nice to have a REAL captain, too.

  89. I’ll really scared that if Gaborik is now out for an extended period of time, Cigar Face is going to make a ridiculous trade

  90. Carp, I probably need to apolgize always using different names but i am doing this for a very long time :)

  91. Wicky (trying to go as fast as ILB on this thing) on

    Word is gabby and eminger for iggy and sarich going down as we speak

    Kidding folks just trying to lighten the mood

  92. @STALL


    But if I were him I’d ask for a trade.

    there is a difference between the two!

  93. PSU,
    Are you not watching? All 3 goals have been self serve softy’s and hes been doing alllll seeeeassssonnnnn….. i hear the ice cream truck jingle coming up my block

  94. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    they usually have strong 3rd periods…that’s what I’m going to hang on to right now. Baby steps! gotta stay optimistic!! HAVE TO!!!

  95. Czechthemout!!! on

    So Marian ” glass Joe” Gaborik out again. Yup, it is really smart to hang on to him, right guys?

    Piss poor second period! We are once again becoming a dump and change team there is almost zero offensive skill on this team. I think it maybe time to try something different, just to change things up alittle. Maybe we can open things up. The Flyers are not expecting us to do it. Too much grinding.

  96. @KRIS

    We could get the world for Hank. He is top 5 in the league.

    Don’t act like he’s not

  97. Word is gabby and eminger for iggy and sarich going down as we speak


    wick – lmao, we wish!

  98. And what kills it even more is they are gonna have a really good 3rd period but still manage to lose 3-2…saying of the season goes too little too late..

  99. Blue Seat Horror on

    I heard Gaborik got a great offer to work full-time at a pizza shop, so he’s faking an injury to get out of his contract.

  100. too funny… ive said it before and will say it again.. we clamor to rebuild and go young… then we start to struggle and everybody is off the bandwagon flipping out… gotta love it!!

  101. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao @ the circus music during the caps sabres game!

    they should play that at the start of the 3rd for our game!

  102. I know how Torts can change things up.. have the defense play forward and the forwards play defense. That’ll really confuse Philly.

  103. Blue Seat Horror on

    Need to get Richards so Gaborik has somebody with whom to watch the games from the press box.

  104. Do you Heads remember my question when Gaborik first got here? Of course, you don’t!

    It went something like this: I wonder how long before Rangers fans ask for Gaborik to be traded.

  105. Shoryuken on Glen Sather on

    Kris he flailed because the PKers left guys open everywhere, would you have liked him to lay there motionless?

  106. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i am going to request a RICHARDS FREE DAY!!

    i’m against dolan also Olga!! grrr

    ok ok, here we go!!

    lets get some aasen kickin going

  107. “I’m all for rebuilding, but I’m 100% against Sather doing the re-build.”

    thank you, you beat me to it.

  108. As much as this team is losing, I still love watching Stepan and Zuccarello, Zukes is so much fun to watch…Did you see that pass between the legs!? sick…

  109. Carp, when the shootout gets to round 18, that is when we call on Steve Emminger to pull a Marek Malik

  110. Wicky (trying to go as fast as ILB on this thing) on

    Was that Todd white on the last shift for the rangers

  111. you all say you are all for the rebuild but dont want sather doing it… look at the past two years when they have started the rebuild… u guys just want an excuse to whine and complain.. its what some ranger fans do best..

  112. >>looks like brad richards suffering from concussion-like symptoms

    I hear Gaborik is suffering from big-contract-like symptoms?

  113. this team is rebuilding while still trying to be completive/ make playoffs…this is a marathon, not a sprint

  114. >>You guys are going to wish Gaborik was healthy when the shootout gets to the 18th round.

    I hope he’s not reading this blog. There’ll be no post-game interviews for you if he is.

  115. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    Why look at just the last two years? Is that some magic number? Look at Sather’s entire tenure in NY and tell me how he is doing soooo well…

  116. awww, Flyer goalie is hurt, don’t care. leave him in there and drive the net hard, while actually hitting the net with shots

  117. Wicky (trying to go as fast as ILB on this thing) on

    Hmm that line should be the number one line but torts is the jack wagon award winner

  118. that should be a delay of game penalty on boucher if he ends up staying in the game… its a joke.. he wanted the whistle… got the whistle.. stays in the game… PENALTY!!

  119. Always enough time for Joe Mich to pump the tires of the Clutchmobile during any broadcast, whether he’s playing or not, whether they are even discussing him or not.

  120. Mister Delaware on

    “Who is this Kris Droowy these guys are talking about?”

    Pizza King of the tri-state area. Check him out!

  121. Wicky (trying to go as fast as ILB on this thing) on

    Is that office party Frick commercial brand new? Never seen it before!

  122. Hugo Folkyerself on

    “Who is this Kris Droowy these guys are talking about?”

    Famous Little League Champion.

  123. boyle it from behind.. behind the play… NO WHISTLE… meszaros gets breathed on… must be a penalty…. off with devorski!!!

  124. Pronger throwing LEFTS AND RIGHT… PRONGER CAN DO NO WRONG…. BLOW THE FUGGIN WHISTLE… no penalties for the flyers… give me a break..

  125. 4generations 4 cups on

    ‘Really?’ i love your name and your posts are hilariously fitting for your name. Hilarious.

  126. 4generations 4 cups on

    alright im getting POed and starting to find it very hard to handle the language on this family forum. Friggin Carcillo Byfuglien ioajeoaijtaoij i dont know what to say. Anger.

  127. Wicky (trying to go as fast as ILB on this thing) on

    Jack wagon award winner showing his brilliance by wanting to just nine forwards on his tired team to play most minutes

  128. Boucher is a mother cookeing.. awful goaltender… he was not hurt JOE IDIOTLETTI… shut up… he wanted the whistle….

  129. 4generations 4 cups on

    How angry am i allowed to be on this comment section when the Rangers drop this one because of hilariousssss officiating and soft goaltending?

  130. Blue Seat Horror on

    Carp, if Gaborik’s injured for any amount of time you can stop wondering who sits when Feds comes back.

  131. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Dear Hank

    please stop wearing skinny jeans and dress pants. they are cutting off your circulation and affecting your play.

    thank you
    The Boneheads

  132. the nhl sucks… the flithy flyers did not get called for a penalty in a flyer ranger game… R U SERIOUS???

  133. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    well, at least it’s only 2:05 and about 70 degrees out!

    catch you guys later!
    hopefully there will be some word on what happened to gabby

  134. Popgun offense + weak goal = loss, making the Rangers 2-8 in their past 10 games. Not good, but really is it that unexpected?

  135. I don’t agree with Torts calling out players so much.. but I hope he rips Henrik a new one after that abomination of a third goal.

  136. Olga Folkyerself on

    Now that the preliminary bout is over, I know you will all be rooting for the Black Hawks against the Pen()s.

    Let’s Go Black Hawks, and BTW-


  137. 6 on 5 looks like 5 on 4 looks like 5 on 5 = cycle, cycle, cycle with basically just perimeter shots made. Relatively easy to defend via collasping the entire 5 skaters in a box in front.

  138. cliche joe benninatti has a commerical… and u wonder why people dont watch the league… LOOK WHOS PROMOTING IT… that jackwagon!!

  139. Blue Seat Horror on

    At least Stank tried something new and went 5-hole today instead of over the shoulder. Come on people. Cheer up! They’re not making the same mistakes. They’re making new, worse ones.

    Seriously, I thought they played a decent game. Actually came out hitting instead of aloof. Had some unfortunate goaltending and defensive breakdowns. They actually created so many opportunities offensively today that they had to score on an open net. Wolski’s goal was one earned with hard effort and follow-through.

    Good game. Just not good enough.

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

    lindacohn Linda Cohn
    Message to @nyrangers. GM #Glen Sather: get this hard working team some help by the trading deadline before a playoff spot slips away!

  141. Shoryuken on Glen Sather on

    Agreed, Jim. The nonstop cycling is just too easy to defend against, they miss a lot of rebounds/loose pucks in front because they’re running to the wall right away, they’ve done that all year.

  142. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    POST OF THE MONTH (hehe)_

    # Shoryuken on Glen Sather February 20th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Ya know, Devorski might be pregnant. He just missed 3 periods.

  143. Czechthemout!!! on

    Well mYbe at least they will stop with the defense first,Tom Renney crap. This team dominated the period when the defense forced the play. By the way, Prospal looks like he should be joining Drury in the pizza business. I thought Dubi was very ineffective today as well. Really tough stretch here. Have now lost 8 of the last 10. Not good.

  144. 4generations 4 cups on

    I’m gonna say this right now, the team wasnt playing that poorly before the goaltender showed them that he wasnt able to handle a few shots. The goal that effed us was the goal he let up after he was OBVIOUSLY POed at the defense for not helping him out at ALL on the 2nd goal. He needs to grow up and handle his emotions like a man instead of getting so personal when you let up a goal. Forget about it and go play the game you’re good at. The best goalies have the worst memories.

  145. 4generations 4 cups on

    Niklas Backstrom = MONSTER!!!!!!! Following Cleary around with the glove and taking it ALL away!

    Now, THATS clutch goaltending.

  146. I rather see the rangers not make the playoffs and go all young than not make the playoffs with guys making 5-7 mil a year. I say in the off season dump gaborik, buy out drury and fill the roster with prospects.

  147. Hartnell! Missed game live (tix snafu) but watched …. Grrrrr. At least I’m gonna meet Gabby any moment now, a save to this carcillo afternoon. Sigh

  148. let’s see:
    lose to devils, check
    stomach virus hits later that night, check
    runs through saturday, check
    coming out of it in time to catch up
    with work so i miss today’s game, check.
    lose to flyers, check.

    well, all seems to be about right in Rangerland.

  149. We’ve been lucky, the only team below us that’s making a move is the Devils. We DO need to win some games though. Big one Tuesday.

  150. Carolina has been winning a *lot* of games lately, save for the one last night with the Devils….

  151. gonna laurel here, but.. Gabby has a concussion? WTB! Would explain a LOT of his play this year if he’s been hiding it for some time.

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

    not exactly something you should hide and a little concerned that the staff “missed” it if it is true!

  153. Were lucky Carolina is having just as bad a month as we are. Although the Devs are now the best team in the league.

    Scary fuggin times!!!

    Shut gabby down until the last week of the season. Honestly, he’s been useless, so it’s nit as if we need him.

  154. Well, the biggest reason the Rangers were able to sign Gaborik in the first place is most teams were leery of how brittle he is – he got hurt at the Olympics last year and wasn’t the same player when he came back as he had been up to then and then this year it sure looks like he’s been playing hurt all season long (which would explain his lousy season).

    If indeed he has been playing hurt a lot, then IMO, shame on the Rangers – keep him off the ice until he’s 100% healthy.

    So much for Brayden Schenn – now it’s back to plan B (Brad Richards). Or is that Sather’s plan A?

  155. Anyways, off to the Bahamas for a week – be interesting to see what, if any, roster changes occur between now and then!

    Hope Sather doesn’t cave in and trade off some youth/picks for a mercenary. You know that’s in his blood…

  156. the Rangers dominated the period (and all other 3rd periods this season) b/c the Flyers had a 2 goal lead and changed their gameplan. It has nothing to do with effort, its all about the other team not taking chances and protecting the lead.

  157. Shame on the Rangers for letting Gaby play with a concussion! And, shame on Gaby for not taking himself out sooner. Bush-league!

  158. @AGrossRecord

    Tortorella says no timetable on Gaborik, not sure when it happened, doesn’t think it was in this game. Says there will be a call-up.

  159. I must be mistaken then, Kern – I could have sworn that they were doing better than that. They’ve managed to sneak up on us pretty well, somehow!

  160. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Maybe Gaborik is not hurt, maybe he has been traded! Timing is everything, his time here is hopefully done. Let’s pick up a couple more Mc Donaugh’s for him.

  161. Can’t wait to see what moves Slatipuss is going to make now….

    Please for the love of Byfuglien, DON’T let it be Kovalev….

  162. 3/4 of the season over and Torts still doesn’t have 3 or 4 set lines. Gabby just not doing it for us. We played better as a team with him out of the line-up. Not relying on him made us suck it up and play as a team. Still need one big defenseman who could clear the goal crease and take shots from the point and stick with the youth. Still DZ is a total waste. How many games have we won with him in and Eminger out.

  163. the incomparable incarcerated bob is reporting.. gaborik will be traded in the next 48 hours.. two teams are now bidding for his services..

  164. what some of us have said all along, that they will play better as a team without gaborik. the shame is that they didn’t trade him while they had the chance to get some young prospects for him. he pulled this stuff every year in Minny, where he goes out injured and disappears when the trade deadline comes up.

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