Rangers to play exhibition in Prague


First, the finalists for the Hart Trophy: Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin, Martin St. Louis.


Got this from the NHL this morning:

New York/Toronto (April 28, 2011) — The New York Rangers will play a special exhibition game against HC Sparta Prague at TESLA Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Sept. 29, as part of the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere Challenge.

One of the most popular teams in the country, HC Sparta Prague not only has over 100 years of hockey tradition, but the club is a perennial contender in the highest levels of the Czech extraleague.  The Rangers first played in Prague when the NHL opened the 2008-09 regular season in Europe in front of capacity crowds.  The Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning played two games at the O2 Arena in Prague, with the Rangers winning each game by a 2-1 score.

“The New York Rangers are excited to have the opportunity to face off against one of the most storied franchises in Europe, in HC Sparta Prague, in an exhibition match as we prepare for the 2011-12 NHL season,” said New York Rangers President and General Manager, Glen Sather.  “Having already played in Prague, Czech Republic in 2008, we are fully aware of the passion that the city’s and country’s fans have for the game of hockey, and we look forward to experiencing their enthusiasm firsthand, once again.”

The Rangers will open their 2011-12 regular season by playing two games at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday, Oct. 7 against the Los Angeles Kings and Saturday, Oct. 8 against the Anaheim Ducks.  2011 Compuware NHL Premiere marks a record fifth consecutive season the NHL will be playing regular-season games in Europe.  NHL teams will play a total of four games in three different European capital cities — Berlin, Stockholm and Helsinki — Oct. 7-8, 2011.  Last year, six NHL teams — the Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, Phoenix Coyotes and San Jose Sharks — opened the 2010-11 NHL regular season by playing six games in Europe.  The Bruins and Coyotes met twice in Prague.

By the end of 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere 17 NHL teams — over half of the NHL — will have played regular-season and exhibition games in Europe since 2007.  A complete overseas history of the NHL is available on media.NHL.com. More information on 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere will be released at a later date, including broadcast information, training camp schedules and complete preseason schedules.


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  1. LOL @ “When do the Knicks play”

    I keep seeing pictures of Caramel Anthony at all these NY events with a huuuge smile on his face.

    Poor Knicks fans! Bwaha!

    Is this Prague game necessary?? How many different places are we playing?? Three, four??

  2. CCCP – i think the league is mad at the Rangers for rejecting the original Winter Classic.

  3. Great thinking dde!

    I forgot about the Royal Wedding. I still hold a grudge against the British from that whole “war” we had with them. You might remember it. It was the one that led to our independence. Silly brits!

    Carp should get up extra early on Saturday and watch the Royal Wedding and blog about people’s outfits and party fouls.

  4. First of all he has a full head of hair in that photo, so you’d have to guess it’s from his Edmonton days. What was Gary Coleman doing in Edmonton?

  5. I mean CT – I can say many things about that picture but I can’t say them on here because no one knows me well enough to know that I am kidding.

    I will say that he is:

    1. Wearing a hand towel;
    2. Drinking a Red Stripe;
    3. Many things I can’t say

  6. Who’s getting married?

    atta boy, Tony. I laugh almost every night when this guy Tony from Phoenix calls in to WFAN radio. Thank you for your 300,000 refreshes this month.

    Hey, Orr, how about Caramelo saying he and Amar’e should have a say in personnel moves … could you imagine Lundqvist and Gaborik saying that?

  7. onecupin72yearsand counting on

    There’s nothing like getting off to a poor start in Europe and returning out of sync.

  8. Wow. Just got a call from Stan Fischler, who said he read today’s review and got some big laughs out of it. I thought it was awfully nice of him to call.

  9. Carp, The Rangers play on September 29 in Prague an exhibtion game and then they play at the Globe on October 7 and 8 in Stockholm..

    Does it mean they will stay one and half weeks in Europe and what are they doing in between games from September 29 to October 7 th ?????

    It sounds a little bit strange….

  10. I know, Carp, it’s pathetic.

    Although, the Knicks GM might need help, after all, they gave up their future for a bunch of losers. So, it makes sense that their GM needs help :P

    Go Celtics!

    I swear in that Messier/Coleman picture, you see a chunk of ball sack in that picture. So disturbing!

    Definitely one of the all time creepiest photos in sports.

  11. Leetchhalloffame on

    Agreed onecupin – not great that Rangers are starting off 2011-2012 in Europe – it’ll take them a few weeks to get on track after that ridiculous nonsense. What’s even sadder is Sather agreeing to this crap. We need the Winter Classic here in NY – NHL is carcillo when it comes to treatment of a premier original 6 team franchise like NYR & their fans. No question it’s all because of that cooke Dolan being the owner.

  12. eddie eddie eddie on

    carp – its adsolutely adismal that you attack a great, drilliant hockey mind like JR….are you a sway-dough intellectual? here my picks

    druins in 7
    TB in 6
    Det in 6
    Nasville in 7

    marc savard GWG tiny thomas 32 saves.

  13. That’s a lie, Carp.

    Amar’e and Carmelo said that they are in full support of the coach and the general manager and are behind every move that Walsh decides to make.

    Future? For a bunch of losers? The only loser is you, Orr, and you’re a piece of carcillo racist too. Keep using your left hand, that’s all you’ll ever get.

  14. “I want a…I want a,…..What I really really really want a TOP LINE CENTER. If you want to be my center, you have to play for cheap. You can’t sign forever, maybe 3 years maaaxx.”

  15. Maybe it’s the bad karma Orr brings that causes our Rangers nothing but eternal failure. He probably became a fan in the 1994-95 season, and we’ve never won again.

  16. eddie eddie eddie on

    i wanna, i wanna, i wanna, i gotta be adored…great song…name that band…

  17. Can we get a La La update? How is she enjoying New York City? How did she contribute to the Knicks playoff demise?

    Calm down Knicks fans. We will have Chris Paul next year and we will have plenty of pieces and we will have a nice playoff run.

  18. Eddie – are you referencing the Stone Roses or a really bad cover of that song?

  19. billybleedsblue on

    Wow. What the heck. Tiki, saying something bad about the Knicks doesn’t make Orr a racist, what the heck is wrong with you man? It’s cool that you’re passionate about… well, everything… I am also of the opinion that you’re out of line on the flame or accusation or whatever you want to call it.

  20. We’re New York. A bunch of pathetic losers. Knocked out of the playoffs in 9 games. We have the biggest losers for fans, like Orr. We have the biggest loser broadcasters, like Kay and Micheletti. Maybe I’d be better off being a boston fan, they have everything that anyone could want in this life.

  21. Mr. Fischler I beg to differ! What about the Hartford Wolfpack…er….Connecticut Whale!?

  22. Caramel? He’s black. That’s not racist? I mean, come on. That can’t be tolerated here, or anywhere. It’s a slippery slope.

  23. billybleedsblue on

    Eddie, Cindy’s at home in his pajamas playing “hungy hungy hippos” and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches while Papa Momo rubs his head…

  24. stan fischler on

    did i ever tell you guys the time i was playing pond hockey with edie shore’s great grandfather?….the dude was a stud

  25. Making fun of someone having a serious accident? Stay classy. The only one here who’s brain is slowed (retarded) is you, Orr. You should take all your antagonistic energy and try to get yourself laid once in a while.

  26. billybleedsblue on

    LOLOLOL oh man, there’s so many things going on here at once… and they are all making me pretty hysterical.

    If laughter is the best therapy, this blog is Carl Jung!

  27. eddie eddie eddie on

    stan fischler knows more hockey history than anyone in this or any other world….stan, you rock…

  28. CTBlueshirt April 28th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Question of the day now is, why does Tony know the Spice Girls song?


    Question of the day…Why does everyone ASSUME I would know the Spice Girls Song? I am pretty concerned about that…..

  29. Worthless. Sickening. Disgraceful. Putrid. That’s what NY is and always will be. Because of the putrid worthless fans who don’t demand any better, who are content with failure, who are happy to cheer on evil arch-nemeses.

  30. Yea – it’s the storm that’s coming Billy. Everybody is going crazy! multitask!

    These are the blog moments I (blog) live for

  31. No more rants from me. I just can’t tolerate racism, treason, and mocking of a serious accident. Sue me…

  32. ahhhh, i am easily 20 lbs lighter now…i wonder if they heard that in montreal?

  33. Hey *Tiki* – let’s talk about something positive. How about those streaking Mets! We might get a football season?

    Tell me about that sport you like…we call it soccer but i believe other people call it Football? That’s so silly because we have a football.

  34. Treason? Who Mentioned Treason? Are the Rosenbergs posting on here?

    “Don’t tread on me!” – Metallica.

  35. When I was living in Africa I found out that people huff glue because it’s an appetite suppressant. So if you are broke and can’t get food, the glue will make your tummy think it’s full. Pretty depressing now that I type it.

  36. He mocked my accident, and nobody even cares. Where do we draw the line? Oh wait, at attacking referees and boston. Im the only one being censored. While others can mock my accident without even a warning.

  37. tiki – when i get really excited like you are now,,,,i like to spin in circles and get really dizzy…then, eat some elmer’s glue

  38. tiki – believe and it will happen…its all good my brutha…the 3 eddies say hi

  39. billybleedsblue on

    Arrested Development was one of the funniest shows on TV. Ever. Too bad it had such a short run. Everyone was cast so well, it was really off the hook.

  40. billy – im waiting til it comes on blu ray to get it. never seen it, but always wanted to.

  41. orr – its not your a racist, its you are……i think i will start calling you stuart

  42. It would only make sense if they would have another exhibition for Monday Oct. 3rd to play in Omsk against Jaromir Jagr´s Avangard or Cardiff Devils from the British Ice Hockey league :)

  43. Waaah! Waaah!

    You’re such a baby, Tiki. How anyone can tolerate you in person is beyond me.

    The question is, at what point in the day do you pull out your usual “I’m just going through a hard time” BS?? Like you always do after one of your embarrassing hissy fits

  44. Totally. That show was nothing short of amazing. The more you watch it the more you catch amazing stuff like…

    1. They named George Michal’s girlfriend “Anne” just for the line where Michael says he thinks George Michael is hiding Anne in the attic and Lindsay says, “from who Michael? the nazis?”

    2. The fact that Buster’s mom is named Lucille and then the whole hand bitten off by a “loose seal”

    Amazing foresight

  45. hey billy – i am so dizzy that my eyes are rolling around like marbles…is that adismal?

  46. Tiki – WATCH IT NOW. Last time I had heart surgery I spent three weeks recovering and re-watching the series over and over and over and over and over. Best….recovery…..ever.

  47. Hey Carp, do you have both my before and after beard pics?

    I wish Hank and Cally could have some say in what players the team goes after.

    But as a great man once said, “Wish in one hand and carcillo in the other, and see which fills up first.”

    Have a question for me, go to http://www.msg.com and click that Nine for Nasty module.

    I will see you next week when we talk about best movie quotes of the last 10 years, and always remember keep your eye on the puccccccck.

  48. billybleedsblue on

    Tiki, I promise you will not be disappointed in the series. I guess the good thing about it being so short is that you can watch it all over the course of a really lazy day or a weekend. Each episode is so dense with humor, I can’t begin to describe it, just watch it! And you have the right idea having never seen it to start from the beginning and watch it through.

    Hate to build it up, but I really think you will like it.

  49. I am going through a hard time.. who in the byfuglien are you to mock that? I am having a hard day. I wake up this morning with no NY playoff teams and 2 boston playoff teams. 2 more weeks of sickness, agita, stress, headaches, and dizziness and reading your inane comments just compounds that.

  50. Before we all perpetuate the myth that playing in Europe screws up a team, a reminder that the Rangers won both games in Prague last time and were something like 10-2-1 for October when they returned. Hard to attribute the much later slump to the Euro trip.

    The slump was, of course, wicky’s fault.

  51. billybleedsblue on

    Skid, wow. Just wow. It’s funny because, I too imagine Cindy has regressed quite a bit since his injury. I guess we can only hope he’s back soon. Godspeed Mr. Crosby. Godspeed.

  52. eddie eddie eddie on

    allright boys and girls…..and you too skid….i be outta here…stan f. you are the man….thx for posting earlier…

  53. But also remember, that winning streak to start the season built a false sense of security for Renney and the boys. We were winning, but not convincingly, and other teams simply caught up and we dropped faster than lindsay lohan does for a happy meal and a dime sack.

  54. That’s the excuse you pull out after each moronic rant. You do it every two weeks or so. It always cracks me up, and proves how much you love the attention, which is why I can never take you serious.

    Stop being a baby, and hop up on the Boston bandwagon. It would actually be beneficial for your health, when you think aboot it.

  55. Everyone should go watch Arrested Development immediately. All of it. Then we pick characters and do a read through.

  56. billybleedsblue on

    Nasty, I looked all over the msg site for your module and got distracted by the Knicks City Dancers…sorry.

  57. eddie eddie eddie on

    orr, err stuart – it’s “seriously” not “serious”…you take someone seriously, not serious :)

  58. If you can’t understand what I’ve been through in recent months, Orr, then you have no compassion or intelligence. Most days, I don’t even feel like living. And for the final time, I don’t like negative attention. So please stop with your racism and child-like antagonistic behaviors

  59. Ask yourself who you want to be, Orr. Do you want to make a difference and help people in this life? Or do you want to continue acting like a bratty bouche? You have the ability to be so much more. And think, maybe you can bring the Rangers good karma. :)

  60. What the heck is goin´on here ???

    I am talking about serious scheduling problems the Rangers will face on their upcoming european trip :) and you guys mingling around like a group of psychosis invalids needing to ask for a therapy !!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Yes Matthias. Therapy! We can finally get Sarah the Naked Therapist to come in here and help us out.

  62. Stan (not Fischler) on

    Speaking of Arrested Development, did you guys catch them playing ‘Final Countdown’ (Gob’s magic show song) during the last minute of the Pens-Bolts game? I cracked up when I heard that.

  63. Hahaha that’s hilarious. I lose it whenever I hear that song. I love that GOB has it as his ringtone. That’s commitment!

  64. Bless my soul you guys remember me a little bit some characters from the movie ” One flew over the Cuckoo´s nest :)

  65. What do I want to be? What do I want to do? I want to rock!

    Tiki, I thought you were done? What happened? Don’t want to give up the blog spotlight?

    I’m a bratty bouche? Once again, coming from you, that’s gold!

  66. stan fischler on

    cross check charlie – i just went to the store to buy dipends and milk and i am lost…..how can i get home? you devils’ fan rock….i am so adismal

  67. Speaking of metal songs like The Final Countdown (Europe)…

    How awesome is it that this arena in Prague is called *TESLA*?

  68. stan fischler on

    you guys ever see Mozart in concert?….he was great live…much better than JS Bach

  69. Well, Tiki called me a liar:

    Carmelo Anthony on whether he and Amar’e — whom he called the “faces of the organization” — should have a voice in personnel decisions:

    “Why not? I’m gonna be the guy they have to go out there and play with. So why not have some input in who we want?”

    Sounds like Ryan Callahan, right?

  70. I’m not ranting, Orr. I’m trying to speak to you as if you’re an adult – I know, I know, you’re not one :P

    Who do you want to be? Do you want to help people? Do you want to impact the lives of people/animals for the better? Most importantly, do you want the Rangers to win another Cup?

    Your negative karma – the dublowskys and butt-chins and mocking my accident and racist terms – does nothing but bring the Rangers down. If you turn your life around for the better, maybe the Rangers will win in the near future, or *gasp* get treated fairly.

  71. stan fischler on

    Nik Tesla helped wire my home with electricity…finally did away with all of those candles.

  72. *I was wrong*, Carp. I didnt call you a liar, FYI. I called it a lie, mistakenly.

    In his defense, he was asked a stupid question by a aasen reporter. Not everyone can be Derek Jeter and always give the perfect responses.

  73. ORR!! Dee Snider actually hosts a radio show in CT. He is crazy right wing now. Which makes sense since he used to cross dress on stage and get naked and talk about sex..and drugs….and……oh wait. It doesn’t make sense.

  74. Mannyfried, I ve been before to the TESLA Arena during the lockout in 2004 when Sparta Prague with Petr Nedved faced Jaromir Jagr and Kladno..

    Fans are very fanatic and should make for an entertaining weekend at Prague..I suggest the Budda Bar Hotel in Prague and some wonderful czech girls in various nightclubs….

  75. *”I support whatever decision that they make,” Anthony said. “If Mike is here, I’ve got his back 100 percent. If Donnie is here, I’ve got his back 100 percent. So I support all the decisions.”* – Carmelo

  76. do you know which reporter asked the question?

    because the guy who did then ran across the practice facility and asked the same question to Brandon Dubinsky, who wouldn’t even consider answering it.

  77. Tiki -I think you’re supposed to place the palm of your hand to his forehead about now.

  78. … and “If Mike is here … If Donnie is here?” …

    How about supporting the idea that they should be back? … not … “if they are here.”

  79. stan fischler on

    who is this LaLa chick?…you guys want a real woman…should have seen christopher columbus’ squeeze…babeliscious…i made a move on her by telling her the world was really rectangular.

  80. LMAO! As an adult??

    “Future? For a bunch of losers? The only loser is you, Orr, and you’re a piece of carcillo racist too. Keep using your left hand, that’s all you’ll ever get”

    “We’re New York. A bunch of pathetic losers. Knocked out of the playoffs in 9 games. We have the biggest losers for fans, like Orr. We have the biggest loser broadcasters, like Kay and Micheletti. Maybe I’d be better off being a boston fan, they have everything that anyone could want in this life”

    “Worthless. Sickening. Disgraceful. Putrid. That’s what NY is and always will be. Because of the putrid worthless fans who don’t demand any better, who are content with failure, who are happy to cheer on evil arch-nemeses”

    Try reading your posts every now and then. You sound like an eight year old girl who was bullied by a few Bostonian’s. You and Brooksie should get together for a wine cooler and discuss your experiences at your respective bus stops.

    You’re *such* an adult, Tiki. Just remember the difference between our ages, then read your posts.

  81. “I really like to make a lot of money and be a ball hog. I eventually will start a rivalry with Amar’e or any other star player that joins the team. I have a me-first attitude just like many athletes in the spotlight.” – Carmelo

    It’s real. I read it somewhere.

  82. Wine Coolers…….haha…….Remember Zima? That stuff tasted like Sprite. When I was 14 I thought it was the coolest.

  83. I’m sure you’ll understand this. Sometimes, one person is less educated than another person.

    Derek Jeter or Brandon Dubinsky may present their answer with the right answers, whereas a potentially less educated Carmelo will not express himself in the way that he desires.

    I’m sure Carmelo wants Coach Mike and Walsh back. He just didn’t phrase his words correctly.

  84. Tony its an very old arena, with a lot of standing sections around….you cant compare with the 02 arena around 17000 seats..

    There´s a capacity from around 13400…

  85. Zima! LOL…I remember that stuff!

    We all thought it was awesome, Manny. Anyone who says they didn’t is lying :P

  86. billybleedsblue on

    Stan (not fischler) I laugh every time I hear the Final Countdown thanks to A.D. and yes, I did catch that at the end of regulation there, and yes, I did chuckle :D

  87. stan fischler on

    is all hope lost?…..i ask myself……..what’s so funny about peace love and understanding……

  88. Orr, honestly, I really dont care what you have to say anymore. I’d love it if you used your *potential* and became a better person – one that doesn’t refer to black people in “funny” racist terms or call underachievers Butt-Chin – but like the rest of NY, there really isn’t much hope.

  89. NYR = Vibin’

    It’s totally true. I remember the moment when I noticed the older kids drinking and only the girls had Zima and I realized that also drinking Zima was not really a great way to start a conversation and I had to go grab a Heineken and spend months trying to figure out why beer was “good” to drink.

  90. It’s not racism. It’s reality. Every person grows up in a different environment. Whereas Jeter and Dubinsky and Callahah grew up in sheltered environments, Carmelo didn’t. He expressed himself the only way he knew how. However, his words didn’t reflect his actual thoughts. I’ts not racism. I’m pretty sure Boogaard is less educated than Orr, and that’s tough to do :P

  91. Look I am pretty sensitive to racism (as we ALL are) and I really don’t think calling Carmelo Anthony “Caramel Anthony” is racist. Caramel is sweet and I think a lot of people would describe the way they like to shoot as “Sweet” and therefore would appreciate the analogy. Just because his skin is the same color has nothing to do with it. People always switch other people’s names to sound like something similar. Kids do it on the playground….It’s just fun.

    I guess you would have to ask ‘Melo though.

  92. To be clear, *Carp is not a liar. Carp is a true professional.* I was mistaken in my accusation in a rush to defend a favorite player of mine.

  93. Dubinsky is from Alaska. Alaska has the highest suicide rate in the Country (per capita). There is also a tremendous amount of crime. Just because it’s a “white” area doesn’t mean it’s sheltered.

    Jeter grew up in Kalamazoo Michigan and spent summers in Northern Jersey. That’s not very sheltered. He saw more of the country than I did by the time he was 18.

    I believe Callahan is from Upstate NY so he probably isn’t that sheltered because he can travel to the City.

    Why was ‘Melo not sheltered? It sounds like “sheltered” is key for “wasn’t around black people” in your description.

  94. Of course I care, Orr. That’s why I continue being harsh on you, in hopes that you’ll turn into what I know you can be, the 2nd most loyal NY fan in the world. I have high hopes for you.

  95. You wouldn’t know racism if it skull fugged you.

    How many times have you pulled that card out? You did it with Carp not that long ago. LOL! Such a dope.

    Excuse me, you’re such a Stewie. Actually, you can only be a Stewie if you suffer short term memory loss. Has that happened, Tiki?

  96. sheltered [???lt?d]
    1. protected from wind or weather a sheltered garden
    2. *protected from outside influences a sheltered upbringing*
    3. (Social Welfare) (of buildings) specially designed to provide a safe environment for the elderly, handicapped, or disabled sheltered workshops for the blind See also sheltered housing.

  97. I heard Dubinsky had to wrestle grizzly bears on the way to school everyday in Alaska.

  98. eddie eddie eddie on

    i hope you guys don’t mind my multiple personalities…i am laughing my assen off today

  99. I wish there was a way to type an impression of Doc Emirick besides….goooooaaahhhhgoooahhhhhhhscoooooooorrrrreeeeeeeffrrrrrrrrnreeeettgooooalll

  100. Yes, a true professional.

    Orr, making “funny” jokes on people’s names is racist. It makes no difference if you intended racism in your joke. Racism is a slippery slope. You can’t look the other way on potential racism, otherwise the potential for more exists. Would any of the Jews on this site be offended if I called Kevin Youkilis, Kevin Jew-kilis? Yes, and I’d be offended by that as well, as a Jew and as a human being.

  101. There’s no need for me to even defend calling him “Caramel”

    Interestingly enough, the only person who thought that was racist was someone who never posted before or after that thread, and his posts are *exactly* like yours. Coincidental? Probably not.

  102. Matthias: I love Sade. I like a couple of cuts of her “Soldier of Love” album. Some of the greatest, sexiest music ever made (her catalogue). She was not sheltered being born of many races, Nigeria to England and then a serious drug habit that sadly derailed her career for a while.

    So good to see her back!

  103. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – drop the soap in the shower and you will hear a much better ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh just wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide

  104. You shouldn’t be calling him Caramel to begin with. It shouldn’t even be allowed here. Don’t you see that as wrong? Don’t you have a heart?

  105. I am Jewish and I think Jew-Kilis is funny!

    I think Louis CK nailed it when he said that Jew is the only word that is both the proper term for, and the derogatory term for, a member of the Judaic faith. He said, all you have to do is put a little stank on it and it’s derogatory.

  106. LOL! I remember that guy Curtis Sliwa nicknamed Youkilis “The Hebrew Hammer”, because he’s such a good hitter. That’s hilarious.

  107. Eddie – I heard that Susan Serandon had a sexual relationship with Mr. Farakhan.

  108. I must be the only idiot in the world to defend against racism and get ridiculed for it. Wow. Whatever can go against me in this life, will. Sad. I’m done for the day. If you want to continue with your racist jokes, fine. If it’s allowed to continue, fine. Whatever. I can’t change anyone else, all I can do is change myself.

  109. Tiki,

    You take the bait that Orr sets almost every time. I’m surprised you haven’t learned to ignore it.

    But he does bring a valid point that many people on here are going to take your suggestions with a huge grain of salt given that you’ve said more than a few things of a rather outlandish nature during your time here.

    Honestly, if the site is irritating you for the time being, just take some time off. Don’t even announce that you’re doing it. Just don’t log on for a day or two.

  110. Eddie, that wasn’t Merlin/Tim Robbins that said it. It was Slider (Rick Rossovich).

  111. Alright…Top Gun…Now we are talking…

    “You know something Slider? You stink.”

  112. I know, CTB. I’m frustrated and angry and hopeless today, so I took the bait. But I can’t tolerate racism in any form, even jokingly. He then mocked my misfortune, one in which I could’ve died, and that’s not right.

  113. Great line CT. I spit a bit on that one.

    Slam on the brakes, he’ll fly right by.

    Get Maverick up on Ready 5.

  114. CT, to be fair, I only responded to Carp’s last thread, which I thought was funny. Blame him :P

    Seriously though, my hatred for the Knicks comes from my hatred for Dolan, but Tiki, being the attention horton that he is, thinks that, and most of everything else, is aboot him.

    He’s not that special.

  115. Hey man, we could have had him. Hey.

    I’ll fire when I’m GD good and ready, you got that?

  116. President of the Orr Fan Club on

    He then mocked my misfortune, one in which I could’ve died, and that’s not right.


    Misfortune most likely a myth.

  117. eddie eddie eddie on

    tiki – don’t let orr get you down, down….dont bring me down, down, no no no no aoooooohoooo….i tell you once more before i head out the door, dont bring me down

  118. Just kidding CT!

    Viper: I flew with your old man. VF-51, the Oriskany. You’re a lot like he was. Only better… and worse. He was a natural heroic son of a bi-$h that one.
    Maverick: So he did do it right.
    Viper: Yeah, he did it right… Is that why you fly the way you do? Trying to prove something? Yeah, your old man did it right. What I’m about to tell you is classified. It could end my career. We were in the worst dogfight I ever dreamed of. There were bogeys like fireflies all over the sky. His F-4 was hit, and he was wounded, but he could’ve made it back. He stayed in it, saved three planes before he bought it.

  119. i feel the need….the need for speed……time to grease up for another volleyball scene..you guys like my abs?

  120. I’ve had it. If Carp is going to stand by and let that type of harassment go unmentioned and unscolded…

  121. You screw up just this much. You’ll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog Carcillo out of Hong Kong.

  122. If you were directly above him how did you see him?

    We were inverted?

    cough cough


  123. maverick – you will get your rear (now that is the funniest line in the movie) later….if, not, i will fly with you

  124. Carp
    i know i’m a day or so late on your grades, but out of the 25 people you rated I have 15 rated lower 1 higher and 9 the same. Higher is Dan G i have a A- to your B+. Lower is Avery, Dubi, Staal,Stephan, Boyle, Cally, EC, McCabe, Frolov,Zuc, Sauer, Emm, Torts,Slats. I wish you were grading my work in school. Lot’s of generous grades, we barely made the playoffs again and out in 5. I know u like this team as well as me but come on.

  125. i saw some real genius up there maverick, but i cant say that,….i don’t want everyone to know that i have fallen……

    take my breath away….

  126. Both catapults are broken

    How long will it take?

    About 10 minutes

    Bull carcillo 10 minutes, this thing will be over in 2 minutes. Now get on it.

  127. Noah-Rangers, 28 on

    Yikes, I take the morning off from the blog to get some actually attorney work done today and come back to this.

    What the Byfuglien is going on?

    Anyone else sad to see Steve Carell’s last episode on “The Office” tonight?

  128. i just wanted to say…sssssssssnnnnnnnnoooorrrrrrt…..i’m sorry, i always liked goose

  129. You guys are stressing me out. I just blew up at a co-worker (kind of my boss) in an expletive filled rage. Thanks!

  130. I’ve had it. If Carp is going to stand by and let that type of harassment go unmentioned and unscolded…

    …….then what?

    Best part of this thread:

    “Derek Jeter or Brandon Dubinsky may present their answer with the right answers, whereas a potentially less educated Carmelo will not express himself in the way that he desires.”

    “He went to Syracuse!”

    Seriously, I don’t know about Jeter but I’m pretty positive Dubinsky and Callahan have never set foot in a college classroom, let alone an Ivy League one.

    Even Eric Lindros didn’t get this batty when he got his bell rung.

  131. Noah-Rangers, 28 on

    In retrospect, I should’ve “pled guilty” rather than go to Game 4.


  132. then what? Then I’ll e-mail him and ask him to take care of it, as he had no problem listening to everyone else’s emails asking him to quash me and my thoughts.

    Don’t bring Carp into it? Everyone brings Carp into it re: me, so I can do the same.

    Syracuse an Ivy League school? No wonder why you, Salty, and Orr get along so well. You’re both dumb pieces of carcillo.

    So he went to Syracuse?? How many college athletes don’t even attend classes or do their work, and have others do it for them?? Quite common, from having personal knowledge of the University of Florida Football team.

  133. “Would any of the Jews on this site be offended if I called Kevin Youkilis, Kevin Jew-kilis? Yes, and I’d be offended by that as well, as a Jew and as a human being.”

    “No, I’m offended as a comedian.”

  134. Doodie Machetto on

    Stan reads the blog? Maybe then he can read this:


  135. Tiki, take a break, bud. If Orr and I, or anybody else don’t like the Knicks, too bad. Deal with it.

    Your defense of Camelo (is that racist?) is what got this whole thing going. Remember, “That’s a lie.”

  136. Noah-Rangers, 28 on

    I’m a proud Jew and I call Youkilis “Jew-kilis” a lot. Calling him “Jew-kilis” is not like calling him “Cheap-kilis” or something more derogatory and culturally insensitive.

    /Why am I getting involved in this?

  137. I am totally with you Noah! I thought it was funny.

    ALSO: There is an amazing youtube video of Dennis Leary in the booth for a Red Sox game and he’s like…What is Youkilis? Irish? and then Don Orsillo says…I think he’s Jewish Dennis. And Dennis is like….What!? A Jew!? Then – BAM smash shot to first Youk makes a great play…..Leary FLIPS, “YOU SEE THAT MEL GIBSON!? YOU SEE THAT!? WE GOT A YID AT FIRST! HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT!?”


  138. hedberg, a lot of the grades were based on expectation. And also, I don’t think losing in the first round to the No. 1 seed with an obvious advantage in skill — a series in which the first four games could have gone either way — should affect the grades one bit.

  139. Carp, You got yourself a new deal. And if I have a problem with bostonians and referees, too bad. Deal with it. :)

  140. I’m not going to be pushed around by a bunch of bullies. Doc Emrick is anything but a professional, and the same goes for Kerry Fraser, and Bill McCreary.

  141. Noah-Rangers, 28 on

    Speaking of Judaism, congrats to all those that kept Pesach and were finally able to break it this week!

    Pizza never tasted so good.

  142. Tickets for all games are available with the exception of the Final game which is sold out
    Ticket prices are moderate and not too overpriced…

    Travel..difficult to travel to slovakian airports so you just fly in to Vienna Airport which is only 45 min west of Bratislava by bus (Frankfurt-Vienna is around 150 Euros around 220 US round trip …

    Accomodation mainly cheap but with a couple of five stars international expensive….

  143. But Carp, you didnt answer my question concerning the european schedule of the Rangers next season ??:)

    Any plans to go to some interesting places in between games in Prague at 29th of
    September and October 7th/8th in Stockholm…

    Some mountain climbing in Switzerland, sunbathing in Portugal or Italy, some culture in Paris or little bit of gambling in the Casinos of Monte Carlo or bull riding in Spain ???:)

  144. Um, Matthias, I will be here in the states covering High School football, or vacationing on the Cape, or meeting with Mr. T while the Rangers are over there.

    also, when you comment with links, multiple links tend to kick your comment into the spam or pending folders. I accidentally found the last one and approved it. Try to keep the links to one per comment.

  145. Dont worry Carp I stop linking now as I try to get as much information as possible about the Worlds…

    I am going to listen now a little bit to the NHL live show with Deb and E.J…
    Tomorrow I will be focussing on the Worlds…

    I wish you a good night to everybody…

  146. If Ryan Bourque (’09 #3) and the Quebec Remparts can close out their series they’ll play the Saint John Sea Dogs in the QMJHL finals.

    The Sea Dogs have 4 players in the top 20 of Central Scouting’s No Amer skaters.

  147. Just got back and thought I’d check in. Is Tiki still being an idiot or should I come back later?

    BTW, Darrell Dawkins was a racist for calling himself Chocolate Thunder.

  148. from having personal knowledge of the University of Florida Football team.


    again with the fantasies…find a rest stop and get it over with already

  149. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    This is the nastiest I’ve seen this site in a long time. I think it’s time I bring out my teacher’s strap and settle things down the old fashioned way.

  150. Noah-Rangers, 28 on

    On an extremely separate note…

    I just joined Twitter. Are any of the Rangers on Twitter? I’m pretty sure Avery is. Anyone else?

  151. Guess what was the last thing that went through my mind after maverick hit the ejector button?

  152. CT

    yeah i can see that! the whole room stinks! lol

    my 2 cents..very quickly

    racism and any other -ism- as always, ALL and ONLY about the intentions…

    I guess u guys know it, too – so get the stick out of your a$$ and stop whining :)

  153. For what it’s worth I think there was really 1 argument and then a bunch of people trying to deflect that argument by going for humor (that was me and others).

  154. So, I finally cleared up some stuff at work in order to catch up with the blog and start watching some hockey (I didn’t see any games last night). And I returned to THIS? Conclusion: It’s going to be a long, byfuglien summer!

    Seriously, guys, you need to stop this bull-carcillo. Someone needs to be smarter.

  155. I messed that up I think..

    Goose – *you big stud* take me to bed or lose me forever!

  156. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ilb – I hope you aren’t referring to me and my multiple personalities…just having fun :)

  157. Manny, Quinn Emanuel is hiring. What are your chances, considering how productive you’ve been over the last few weeks?

  158. No, eddie….Yours were pretty obvious and benign. I knew it was you ( adismal :-). I was refering to Orr and Tiki mostly.

  159. Goose April 28th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Guess what was the last thing that went through my mind after maverick hit the ejector button?


    This one is Brilliant Eddie. Pure Genius.

  160. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Triple c, first you must be adismal. Second, do like the skid…. Eat the glue jar till empty.

  161. Although – you may remember that Goose has to eject because Maverick can’t reach it due to the flat spin.

    *new post*

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

    Oh man, new post and pure chaos….

    just calm down bro, Im sure things get frustrating for you, but try and stay calm. Take a break or something if you need to.

    “attention horton” LMFAO, I spit out every drop of coffee I had when I read that!

    great work trying to change the subject

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