Chris Drury Live (and alive and in the playoffs)


Conference call with the Rangers’ captain (will update and transcribe and paraphrase … you know the drill). Please excuse the typos.

Chris Drury:

“We did watch the game … a significant portion of the guys. The superstitious guys stayed away. We’re looking for to the opportunity to play Washington. We’re pretty excited.”

“Everyone was pretty cautious, even though it was 3-0 early. … making sure it did end in our favor. Certainly we’re all pretty excited when it did end and the empty-netters started coming. We’re thrilled for the opportunity to play the Caps.”

“I think just going back to the Atlanta game and the range of emotions… the disappointment of that game. … the next day, practice and meetings and dealing with a meeting with our cross-town rivals … knowing it wouldnt be finalized even if we won that game. The guys were excited we won this morning and we were kind of sitting and waiting. For a lot of us it was a long day. Sitting next to Henrik and watching that is something I never want to do again.”

“I think it will do a ton … you look up and down our roster, we have a ton of guys who have never played in the playoffs. The last six, eight, 10 games it’s been like the playoffs. It’s a great experience for the Stepans, McDonaghs and Sauers to experiwnce it at such a young age.”

“I think for the guys who were involved in the shootout last year it kind of (removed some of that bad taste). It was certainly a good ending. We’re excited to be in and playing the Caps.”

“I think with the last two or three days we;ve had, with the down against the Thrashers and picking ourselves up off the mat … we’re pretty happy to be in the mix. Sunday we’ll start thinking about the Caps.”

“I think sometimes it can work in your favpr. I’ve been on teams that have done well in the seaosn series and lost in the playoffs … and vice versa. It’s a whole new season. It’s a different animal. We’re going to have to be ready no matter what happened in the regular season.”

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  1. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    Actually Orr we were up until about 1/2 an hour ago so you were kinda of right :-)

  2. This is so awesome. I’ll actually shaking with excitement right now.

    I’m totally rooting for Tampa as my second Eastern Conference team, just cause of tonight.

    And I hope Torts buys VL, MSL and the rest of his former Canes players a bottle of champagne.

  3. yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    i love you allllllllllllllll.

    im of the ledgeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  4. Carp is really pretty busy today for the amount of entries and its almost covering two games and the conference call tonight…

    I think he needs to ask for a bonus a Bettman rule bonus playoff implication bonus :)


    Rangers need to get their power play in order,playoffs are tight checking games where special teams are huge!

  6. To be honest, I doubted they would be in the playoffs after the loss to Atlanta – I just didn’t see Carolina losing – especially once they knew their fate was in their hands. Very excited to get to watch them in the playoffs again. My poor wife is going to have to deal with a crazed hockey fan for at least the next 2 weeks =)

  7. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Washington Wednesday!! "...says Greg L. on

    I WAS WORRIED ,but never lost hope.

    A sloppy Dubi kiss Tiki style for all my fellow boneheads!!!!!

    OUR TIME IS NOW!!!!!

    RIGHT NOW!!!!

    The greatest team of all time is playing for Lord Stanleys MUG!!

    Makes me wanna cry.

  8. Sorry, Matt and CCCP. It was noisy there. I thought he said Mike. Thanks for the cigar. Light it up, buddy.

    I forgot to tell you guys about the good karma today. The son of the late OldCoach92 was one of the fans chosen to receive a shirt off one of the Rangers’ backs today.

    I should have mentioned that earlier.

  9. Rhode Island Ranger on

    This is like the feeling after a thunder and lightning storm clears the air. Fresh, electric.

    I hope the Rangers throw themselves into this playoffs with zero pressure. Pure pleasure.

  10. Moving is the best medicine advertisement on the right side with that mountain climbing shoes ..hihii fits well with the Rangers mounting a comeback to get into playoffs :)

  11. >>I won today’s battle!!!

    I love it when you win.

    Sauer is on NHL Network right now.

  12. JimboWoodside on

    Interesting stuff from Drury – especially that line about sitting next to Hank during the Canes game!

  13. I also had a golf invite — first meeting of the year with Mr. T — for Tuesday. That has now been scrapped, thank you very much.

  14. eddie eddie eddie on

    i want the flyers in rd 2 and TB conf. finals….and the sharks for the cup…carp – you must go west young man if it happens…

  15. Officer Steven McDonald on

    Washington, I’ve got 8 words for you.


  16. I’m going to go sit and relax for a while now … I might not get to my game review until mid-day tomorrow. If I get some energy later, that could change.

    Hope you guys don’t mind. I’m wiped out.

  17. I have slept now from 10pm to 3 am local time over here just switching on the computer to see the Lightning scoring two empty net goals…

    I dont know what to do it for more dreaming in the bed or continue disscussing on the blog ???

    its. 4.19 Sunday morning and I have to work tomorrow from 11.30 to 3 pm because of some local election..i hate it..but what can you do..what a luck there is no further ones …

    Nice to see the Rangers in the playoffs next week…without it would be the first time I would switch off from playoff hockey as I was little bit disapointed about the level of play throughout the NHL

  18. MD Ranger Fan on

    Carp – You alluded to some insight on Tampa playing hard in this game earlier today. With the game over, can you elaborate? Love the insight we get from you (such as following up with Torts on asking the question about Henrik’s view of the season).

  19. Man, I am totally missing the guys on NHLN. Have the Mets game, cause I needed something to calm me

  20. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Washington Wednesday!! "...says Greg L. on

    and a spring became a summer …

    Hand touching hands ….Reaching out , touching meeeeee Touching youuuuuuuuu!!!!

  21. JimboWoodside on

    Matthias, get some more sleep! There will be plenty of time to blog later on….

  22. Thanks Carp, yu did a pretty good job and deserve the cigar now…:)

    And to all the boneheads tonight, have a good night a big celebration !!!!!!!!!

  23. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    finally back on a regulation sized keyboard!


    and great job today ‘Heads! We puts loads of cold, hard cash into Carpys pockets!

  24. 4generations 4 cups on

    I’m elated. I shaved my beard for the first time in months, its playoff time baby. I’ll see you at one of either game 3 or 4 Carp? You gonna be there?

  25. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Washington Wednesday!! "...says Greg L. on

    Where it began , I cant begin to know it…

    Good times never seemed sooo goood!!!

    SWeeeeet Carolineeee!!!

    Ive been incline ….( dancing around the room)

    TY Tampa!!!!

  26. Noah-rury-allahan, 28 on


    I decided to take the night off from the blog and watch all by myself. And WOW!

    I’m still sort of speechless. I am so pumped that we’re in! I don’t care what happens…just the experience alone will be great for these kids.

    THANK YOU TAMPA! I agree that, should the Rangers get KO’ed, I will be a Tampa supporter.

    Carp, thanks for everything today. What a day, what a day.

  27. JimboWoodside on

    Noah, I was going to do the exact same thing as you – but once Tampa scored their second or third goal, I couldn’t resist joining the boneheads for a computer “group therapy” session!

  28. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Washington Wednesday!! "...says Greg L. on

    Just kidding , its the song im listning too!!

  29. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    I have to ask a question I’ve been dying to know the answer to. Does Carp get paid for every post, or is that just a joke?

  30. JimboWoodside on

    They WON!? First win of the season – this must be the dawning of the age of Aquarius today!!

  31. Noah-rury-allahan, 28 on


    When they went up 4-0, I almost fired up the BlackBerry but I did not want to jinx a thing. I kept everything as it was until 0:00 in the 3rd period.


    Cape, it’s a joke.

    (Or is it?)

  32. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Washington Wednesday!! "...says Greg L. on


    The greatest feeling was when Mike Saur was fist pumping after he scored against Boston…wow HES INTENSE!!!

  33. JimboWoodside on

    I completely understand, Noah….I was reluctant to change anything myself, but I just couldn’t resist enjoying it all with the boneheads!

  34. JimboWoodside on

    Carp *should* get something for this – after all, why does he need to do all the extra work?

  35. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    I am sure Carp will have the particulars about the 2nd annual Paul Mara Memorial Playoff Beard Competition, since it took a year off last season

  36. Noah-rury-allahan, 28 on

    If there’s a beard contest, I’ll be looking to defend the title I should’ve won if Sally didn’t hijack the 2009 contest.

    Not bitter though, don’t worry Sally!

  37. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Washington Wednesday!! "...says Greg L. on

    Carp gets paid ever hit this site gets . How else do ya think he afforded that Porshe !!!

  38. MD, I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you.

    Beard contest is in discussion. Kind of tough to do with short notice and me traveling in the first round (did I tell you guys that already? … probably not … I got the OK to travel).

    Cape, it’s a joke. I don’t even get a thank you, other than from you guys. And I appreciate those as much as money. Though I probably could have retired this week if they were paying me by the visit or the comment.

    Crosby update: Despite his concussion, his lips are still large.

  39. Carp, get some rest. You’ve earned it. And, btw, which game are you going to review? And why can’t you play golf on Tuesday?

    High five to all the boneheads! Everyone who stayed positive and believed in their team! And high five to all NNs too! We understand, and we know you care. HIGH FIVE EVERYONE!

    Now, I’m spent. I’ll see you all tomorrow….

  40. Noah-rury-allahan, 28 on

    Haha I’m not… I got a boobie prize which was all I needed.

    I’ll be growing one again no matter what though. I still am in shock about all this.

    As my mom always said: “If you expect the worst, you can be surprised.”

  41. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Washington Wednesday!! "...says Greg L. on


    Everytime someone mentions Joshes name he get paid.

    Everytime a troll comes in Carp racks in the hitz and the cash!!!

    Everytime the Rangers lose ,Carp get more hitz and get more Cash again!!

    Everytime the word ,Bonehead,byfugin, Carsillo , and someone says “first” Carp has copywrited all words and get a royalty on all sayings.

    Carp gets coin for every one he bans , good thing everyone is good cuz Carp could own this company or run for mayor or something!!!

  42. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Washington Wednesday!! "...says Greg L. on

    HIGH 5 to ILB!!!! You are one loyal guy!!!!!! One of my favorite Bonehead fur shirley!!

  43. Noah-rury-allahan, 28 on

    “We knew they were going to come out hard, and we treated it as a playoff game,” Stamkos said.

    I mean, I may adopt Tampa as my second team even after this season.

  44. eddie eddie eddie on

    cant wait to hear BOO-DROW – byfuglien this byfuglien that byfuglien this byfuglien that byfuglien this byfuglien that byfuglien this byfuglien that byfuglien this byfuglien that byfuglien this byfuglien that byfuglien this byfuglien that

  45. Hockey practice, Carp? Screw hockey practice! We can live without it. Go play golf, we’ll see on Wednesday.

  46. eddie eddie eddie on

    mike green – after that other stepan elbow…say hello to my lil friend THE PRUST

  47. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    I actually got the man to do a shot of vodka to celebrate the Rangers Playoff Berth! I’m stoked! RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VODKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Yeah, I hope he does. I hope all the guys get some playoff experience…not sure about MZA…I’m anxious to see who Torts goes with!!

  49. carp, thanx for all you do…this is unique community…blogs are direct correlation to the person at the top…so pretty obvious why it is the best ranger’s blog…..


  50. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Linda, I wish you and I were celebrating together right now. You sound like you’re wasted!

  51. Noah-rury-allahan, 28 on

    I’m wasted (and not driving later). Was ready to drown my sorrows…but it turned into a celebration!

  52. eddie eddie eddie on

    my new favorite drink – the PRUST – vodka and the blood from whoever’s assen he kicks…

  53. MZA only had three minutes of time today. Haha! No wonder I didn’t notice him out there.

    The thing is, there’s no shootouts in the playoffs, so guys like EC, Wolski, and MZA are going to have to play with some fuggin consistency, or you’re out.

    I don’t know how much of a “hero” Avery will be in the playoffs. Fischler better rethink his predictions

  54. LMAO! Paul Maurice admitted after the game that Staal suffered a groin injury weeks ago.

    Bwaha! Lemme guess, Ward had a pipe up his ass, and Skinner couldn’t get rid of his morning wood?

    Let the excuses rain down!

  55. First Star -Carp

    1G 1A, 4 hits, 5 blocked shots & a nice sliding break up of a 2 on 1

    Helluva game

  56. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao Cape, it was fine, i was just preoccupied. I am so lucky that my man does not get upset with me and my hockey universe!

  57. Carp traveling for the first round is most excellent news.

    That is an awesome pic, NYR_FAN!

    Sports trifecta day, got laundry done, just had dinner. I call today a success!

  58. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Cape, next time I’m in NY, i hope you can make any gathering of the boneheads that might take place! ALways a great time meeting people from the blog!

  59. I can attest to how awesomely awesome Linda’s man is. And how awesomely awesome Linda is. Met them both in Nashville back in the fall and we had a fab time, with a Rangers win and some really good food and chats. :D

  60. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Avery out, Drury back. Now I now 2012 will be the end of the world. It is upside down now, as it is.

  61. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    aw Mickey, that’s really sweet of you!

    Maybe we’ll meet up in Nashville for a playoff game eh! LOL

  62. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    how many millions of miles is that Drury goal going to add to his legend!?

  63. Lets just say, when December 2012 arrives, and the world is falling apart, Sam and Joe will talk aboot 1994, the great games they’ve witnessed, and Dreary’s leadership.

    Might even throw in a plug for his pizza joint.

  64. LinCalPrustBoylahan on


    my daughter got into a fight at the Isles Pens game! what a freakin lunatic! She didn’t get thrown out, but the girl she punched in the face did. My kid becomes brainwashed and is now a goon!

  65. JimboWoodside on

    “1994, the great games they’ve witnessed, and Dreary’s leadership.”

    And don’t forget the Skidney Crysby update!

  66. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao dde.

    the first Rangers Isles game i took her to, she was nine and got into a verbal arguement with some drunk guy who got thrown out for harrassing her! (THIS IS WHEN SHE WAS A RANGERS FAN LOL)

    i dont know what happened to her, but this whole islanders thing kills me, and now she’s a village people too!

  67. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Washington Wednesday!! "...says Greg L. on

    Game over.

    Season over.

    Time for playoffs!!!!!

    ( Top portion of this entry had been copywrited by Orr and I refuse the right to any lawfull punishment for I have stated the source of my actions.ty)

  68. Well as much as we might end up tired of hearing about it, the goal was huge and when you factor in it’s his first game back etc., it is pretty remarkable

  69. Living down in cap country. A 50/50 split on wanting us or Carl. I did remind them how we bitched slapped them a couple times. Bty I have been telling u guys for a couple of weeks playoffs are a LOCK. How about LQ stealing a series?

  70. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    But drove 15 hours 2 weeks ago to catch 3 NYR games….soooooo worth it!!! Florida, Ottawa and Boston (in Boston)

  71. eddie eddie eddie on

    hedberg – i dont think for one minute, the craps are happy that carolina lost…not ont one NY minute…

  72. Would love to have seen the Rangers players watching the TB-Car game to watch their reactions.

  73. ThisYearsModel on

    Wild day. Good to be in and not out on the last day. Thanks for the terrific coverage Carpster.

  74. JimboWoodside on

    Linda, your daughter is an Islander fan!? What did you do wrong in raising her!?

    A “Village People”? What’s that?

  75. eddie eddie eddie on

    dde – no doubt…me too…especially given how down they would have been if the canes pulled it off….good team bonding to say the least…

  76. Linda, I’m all for a playoff reunion in Nashville, lol. Just gotta get my friend to get me the tix. Or she can leave her brother at home. ;)

  77. Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Love the emotional roller coaster!

  78. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Washington Wednesday!! "...says Greg L. on

    Linda’s Daughter sounds AWSOME!!! I am single …just kidding Linda!! She had that car accident and recovered well , I knew she was tough!!!

  79. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    eddie, she was a Rangers fan until she got together with my now son in law. Trust me, it sickens me!!

    CAPE, I will let you know way in advance when I’ll be in NY!!! LOL!!! We must have a drink together!!

    lmao DDE!

  80. My buddy is a BIG TIME Caps fan and he txted me earlier today, “Good Luck? because youre my friend.” He does NOT want to play us.

    I think you throw away the regular season at this point and we have to play a great team that has had years of first round upsets (including those by us). So we have a tough road.

  81. Don’t Whiz on the Electric Fence? Ren and Stimpy is making an appearance!? My lovely ice cream bar? Log – new from blammo!

    That is memories.

  82. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    One drink?????? Are you kidding me Linda????? I’m a Cape Bretoner…I am still drinking and celebrating, three hours after we SOMEHOW made the playoffs.

  83. LinCalPrustBoylahan on


    Dear Hank,

    please turn off your phone, unplug your appliances, tv’s, computer and hair dryer, turn off your bell, send your fiancee home for a few days and do NOTHING BUT SLEEP UNTIL TUESDAY!!


  84. JimboWoodside on

    Hahaha!!! Debbies have to play Boston tomorrow afternoon – after their one big game of the season today was a total disaster!

    I bet the Crock will be filled to capacity…….

  85. can you imagine another Rangers-Canucks Stanley Cup? the Swedish mania, 2 elite goalies, if it’s anything like the regular season game at MSG that they played (and Rangers won) and the crowd being so into it, it would be a classic.

  86. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    NYR FAN, you are becoming my go to guy for pics of my 3 men!!! WOOOOOOW!!

  87. Did you folks notice how close that Lightning Goal tender came to scoring that last empty net goal?

    That would have really been icing on the cake.

  88. JimboWoodside on

    Lev, I think that this year’s Canuck team is a lot better than the one in ’94……and the Rangers? I don’t know–I’d still like to have Leetch, Mess and Richter on my team…

  89. eddie eddie eddie on

    rangers-cannucks part II….OJ really must break out of jail and steal him a white ford bronco

  90. Fran – heck yes I did. That was an AWESOME moment. I can’t believe he actually went for it.

  91. Am I the only one that feels kind of bad that Avery didn’t get to be in the lineup for this?

  92. I mean we did all give him $$$$$$$$$$$ today by patronizing his bar but still…….

    Do we know anything about playoff schedule?

  93. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Linda, I’m shocked…his celebration picture in the Boston game is now my facebook pic…replacing my dead cat…lol!!!

  94. 4generations 4 cups on

    I’m in a friggin daze guys. I seriously was thinking that this was the last day I’d be seeing my beloved guys out on the ice. I have absolutely no voice from screaming at both games in one day because they both mattered to me so much. I’d like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning for not laying down and actually hooking us up with one push from behind. I’m reading all of the stories about the Hurricanes that arent about the Rangers and the 2 years in a row and all the bull carcillo-cooke-byfuglien id have to hear over and over until this point next year. It isn’t a cup, but we’re in the place where we need to be in order to win it. The Flyers, and Oilers have taught us the there are no bad teams in the NHL anymore and there is no stopping hot goaltending. Watch out for Tampa– Roloson is crazy in the postseason.

    Love this game, and I dont care if the Rangers get eliminated one bit, they made it to the playoffs. They did not get screwed on the last day due to a rule change. They really do live to fight another day. As everyone has been saying (not on this blog– in the organization, and Carp) this team is different.

    Lets hope for some more hockey boys/girls!

    GO RANGERS!!!!

  95. 4Gen – Totally with you. TOTALLY. Everything from this point on is absolute bonus to an already great season. I really meant it when I said “thanks for everyone who stayed positive!” This has been fantastic. Can’t wait to watch these guys get some playoff experience and hey, if they want to move on….I will be right there with them. Until the bitter end.

  96. eddie eddie eddie on

    cape – more than i care to admit…passed out in between games…awoke to watch the canes game…

  97. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i believe the are releasing the po schedule tomorrow night, but they do start on tuesday

  98. eddie eddie eddie on

    you know manny – if the rangers can steal game 1, they have a good chance to take the series lead…

  99. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Funny thing is that, as a true blooded Canadain, I am celebrating with American beer bought for 16 bucks for 30 beer, as well as 60 ounces of gin bought for 10 bucks. I love the USA!!!

  100. Zipay says games start wednesday or thursday. im going to israel on friday, need to leave on a good note!

  101. Lin, that’s awesome! You must be so proud!

    ZzZz, Greg … with the line of the day, the night, the week. Maybe the season:

    “Game over. Season over.”

    Got some new pictures going up for youse in a little while … that will serve as my morning post, because I’m gonna be snoring.

    Yes, playoff schedule tomorrow night. Rangers will open Wednesday or Thursday in D.C.

  102. Not going to say I love Aves, but I do feel bad for him as well as Eminger. I’d feel the same way if it were Gilly or EC or MZA or WW though. I think he’ll play this series.

  103. Good evening/morning all!!! Oh my, what a weekend it’s been! Have much to share but you’ll have to wait til later…..mama is soooo tired.

    But on this end-of-regular-season pre-playoff eve I must say:
    Thanks to Carp, for everything.
    Thanks to you all, for your good wishes for Tiki.
    Thanks for this being the most tremendously tremendous place .

    mama love. til tomorrow…TA!

  104. Leave it to us boneheads to STILL be celebrating 12 hours after today started. LOL. I LOVE YOU ALL!

  105. Carp-

    Do have any thoughts on what Torts meant when he said “I have quite a few thoughts as far as how this could happen.” regarding the tiebreaker?

    Mama sounds tired

  106. 4generations 4 cups on

    the night is quite young for some ranger happiness. I had a massage today (my girlfriends father was in town and i had to deal with him) BUT he did get me a free 50 minute swedish massage! Very happy about that, but I could NOT stop thinking about how dejected Henrik was about the win and feeling one way or another about it since we didnt know our fates then.

    It truly is quite the feeling to feel so down-trotted all the time. That is the archetypical Ranger Fan. We always want it so bad, yet pessimism and reality get the best of us sometimes. Dream big guys, lets get this puckin show on the road because I believe in this team.

    Henrik wants to show he can lift above the rest and show what he’s made of. It will be done. No more stupid roofing goals because he’s too deep. He will show up to play his best hockey of his career.

  107. Thanks Cape!!!! And Doodie, so great to meet you! Nothing beats shouting Doodie! out loud anyywhere :)

    Tiki update: he needs more testing but is conscious, which according to our blog doc, ilb, that is a very good thing so soon after such an accident… keep sending bonehead love :)

    Can’t wait to tell you all how Krisy is the angel of the Rangers and her friends/fans……Oy Vey!!

    C3, xoxoxox :)

    OK, i can’t wicky anymore :) catch up with you all later (like Carp, I am so off to snooooooze :)

  108. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    I’m with you 4generations, I’m with you buddy…the night is young! This is the time to celebrate, like it’s 1994!

  109. Cape, agreed, but I’ve been exhausted all week, didn’t sleep too well last night being all nervous for today and I feel like I’ve used up all my energy on the 2 games today. Ergo, I am one tired chica.

  110. ddeb, mama is exhausted! been a very long two days :)

    but……Fozzy and I had a great time at warren tonight…place packed with everyone shouting Let’s Go Lightening and Let’s Go Rangers…it was quite delicious….

  111. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    glad to have celebrated this day with youse guys!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  112. Cape, I’m with you :) And thanks so much for that post :) Fozzy and I sighed a BIG breath of relief on that news when we got it….aww hartnell. I wicky, so what…I missed you guys :)

  113. Maybe this year will be the opposite of 1994. Nucks beat us in the Cup Final, the Knickerbockers go to the NBA Final, real pictures of the Lochness Monster released, and OJ Simpson murders someone and is caught.

    What else happened in 1994?

  114. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Mama, is there any way to contact Tiki directly? He has been in my thoughts and prayers for the past two days?

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