Monthly Archives: February, 2011

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217 Bad signs

I got to thinking a little bit about Chris Drury during my 50-minute commute home last night. Specifically, about a Sunday in the summer of 2007. I was on my way to work that evening when I heard the news that the Rangers had signed Drury AND Scott Gomez to…

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64 Happy Thursday, Boneheads

Hi. It’s Carp. Sort of. I’m not really here. I’m writing this on Sunday to appear on Thursday, because I’m not supposed to post anything this week. So, as I write this, I don’t know how the Rangers did in Detroit. Of course, as you read this, I know what…

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171 Odds to win the Stanley Cup

Courtesy of Bodog, www.Bodog.com. Odds to win the 2011 Stanley Cup Vancouver Canucks                               9/2 Pittsburgh Penguins                               5/1 Philadelphia Flyers                                 13/2 Detroit Red Wings                                  15/2 Washington Capitals                              9/1 Boston Bruins                                        12/1 Tampa Bay Lightning                              14/1 Dallas Stars                                         16/1 Chicago Blackhawks                              20/1 San Jose…

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119 My 2 cents’ worth

Excellent post by cw. I agree with almost all of it, although I would contend that the Versus telecast was bearable because of the presence of Doc Emrick on play-by-play. Not quite Sam Rosen, but very good at what he does. So, who the hell am I to take over…

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246 Red Wings-Rangers in review … by cwgatti

Same old story for the NY Rangers. Keep it close for 55 minutes, and then turn it on. That scenario didn’t bode well for our boys: On the road against a superior team that has been shut out two games in a row. I wasn’t betting on tonight being the end…

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82 Postgame notes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES February 7, 2011 – New York Rangers 2, Detroit Red Wings 3 (Game No. 56, Away No. 29) * The Rangers were defeated by the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, tonight at Joe Louis Arena, and are now 29-23-4 overall with a…

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661 It’s Go Time!

And I’m not here. The Red Wings haven’t scored in their last two games. Rangers come in on their four-game losing streak and hit a stretch where they’ll be able to get in some much needed practices and conditioning for their recent returnees. After tonight, the Rangers play just once…

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172 Rangers at Detroit tonight

It’s another 7:30 p.m. Versus game. You won’t be hearing from me for the rest of this week. There will be posts, which I’m scheduling to go up at certain times, and Sean Mayer, our sports editor will put up the post-game notes and pre-game notes and whatever news the…

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200 It’s Go Time! (Super Bowl edition)

I can save you all three or four hours tonight. The Packers are absolutely, positively going to beat Pittsburgh, 31-25. So now you can watch something else, or just scarf down your neighbors chicken wings and not pay attention to the game. Anybody else have a pick? Anybody going to…

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112 Habs-Rangers in review … and our contest winner nailed it

First, congratulations to our friend Dreadnaught, who not only correctly predicted the 2-0 final score, but also had the No. 1 tiebreaker (which wasn’t needed) with Scott Gomez having the game-winning goal. Dreadnaught, please e-mail me at rcarpini@Lohud.com so we can arrange to get your tickets to you. ———————– Now.…

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54 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES February 5, 2011 – New York Rangers 0, Montreal Canadiens 2 (Game No. 55, Away No. 28) *       The Rangers were defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 2-0, today at Bell Centre, and are now 29-22-4 overall with a 17-10-1 mark on the…

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618 It’s Go Time!

The contest is now closed. No more entries. Erik Christensen is back in the lineup, replacing Chris Drury (knee). Martin Biron starts in goal. Michael Del Zotto remains on defense. Steve Eminger  is prucha’d.

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136 Rangers at Les Habitants today

Erik Christensen rides in on his white horse to replace the injured captain and single-handedly (or single-legedly) snap the three-game losing streak. Or not. Here are the pre-game notes, courtesy of the New York Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS Saturday, Feb. 5, 2:00 p.m. Bell Centre • Montreal,…

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143 Sean Avery: Advocate for gay hockey players?

There’s this story on Advocate.com where the Rangers’ Sean Avery is quoted as saying, in the Toronto Sun: “If there’s a kid in Canada or wherever, who is playing and really loves the game and wants to keep playing but he’s worried about coming out, I’d tell him to pick…

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238 New contest for two free tickets

Our gracious donor has two more tickets available, for the March 1 game against Buffalo. This time I guess I’m going to have to spell out the rules. So here they are: The game on which we will base the contest is tomorrow, 2 p.m., Rangers at Montreal. Everybody with…

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239 Devils-Rangers in review

As I’ve told youse guys, I’m going away from here for a week. Not my choice. I’ll schedule some blank canvas posts, and my sports editor, Sean Mayer (Rangers fan), will put up some of the pre-game and post-game notes the Rangers send along and any news that breaks, and…

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47 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “Had a chance to win it, or had a chance to tie it up, and we didn’t. I thought we had some scoring chances; we didn’t score. They had a couple of scoring chances; they scored.” “I thought throughout the game, I thought we weren’t great, but we…

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29 Post-game quotes

I guess you guys all heard John Tortorella calling out Henrik Lundqvist  in the post-game while saying “I’m not calling him out.” So I’ll post those quotes later. Here’s Henrik Lundqvist: “Obviously, we are not going to win hockey games if I don’t play better. I know that I have…

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22 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES February 3, 2011 – New York Rangers 2, New Jersey Devils 3 (Game No. 54, Home No. 27) • The Rangers were defeated by the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 29-21-4 overall…