Welcome to the off-season

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There are going to be days like this. Momma said, momma said.

I got nothin’.

Except this. Somebody suggested the other night that we do some guest reviews of playoff games. I’m up for that, I guess. I can’t do reviews every night, but might be able to do a few later in certain series, depending on situations.

Anybody want to do one? If so, let me know at rcarpini@lohud.com. And if so, let me know when, or what game, or what series you’d like to do.

It’s going to be a long off-season. They always are. So some days I’m just going to give  you a blank canvas for your whacky hockey conversations. We won’t shut down like the other sites, though.

See youse.

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  1. *I have a few questions.

    Mostly about terminology.

    What do you mean when you say you’ve been “Carped”?

    And for the not too bright like me, how about a run thru on other abbreviations that you use , and the knicknames that you have for certain players. ( I get some of them but not all.) For instance, I know what you mean when you use Carcillo as an adjective. But many of the others leave me hi and dry. Thanks.
    Short talk has never been one of my strong points.

  2. Welcome to the off season..that will be a bright one, I guess:)

    Five minutes ago I got a phone call from a girl inviting me to a belly dance performance and additionally to a orient buffet dinner…

    I need to apologize but you guys will probably be without me tonight as I know there are some of you definitely be delighted about my absence….:)

    Lets see I will probaby be able to squeeze in the USA-Austria game from the worlds at 10.15 am your time and the matchup between Bayern-Schalke at around 12.30 pm your time before leaving to the act of the night…:)

  3. gregm-section403 on

    “Carped”
    Usually seen as “You carped me” or “I’ve been carped.” It means that you spent a long time creating a 1000 word blog comment/disertation, only to discover that Carp posted a new entry and no one will ever read your wisdom.

  4. gregm-section403 on

    “Carcillo” or “cooke”
    Usually seen as “that piece of carcillo…”
    It’s a deragatory term used to replace most 4-letter words not allowed on the blog. And it usually describes a dirty player. So the next time u want to say a player is “a piece of #*!$” just use carcillo or cooke and carp won’t ban you.

  5. yeah getting carped can be very painful..:)

    It happened many times and it was once very painful to me as I hadn´t even realized that Carp had swung the axe for a new entry and the posts became very rarely and I was surprised to see only one post in eight minutes right in front of a game…but nobody informed me about the fact so it took me almost twenty five minutes to find out that the discussion continued on the next entry….:)

    I thought about applying for compensation but after I contacted my lawyer it was decided that the case would be closed for insignficance :)

  6. Maybe we can get some off season talk going on getting Rick Nash over to NYC.
    He is the answer. Columbus needs D and could be interested in saving some dough.
    Dubinsky, Del Zotto, and another prospect for stud Nash anyone?

  7. Matthias I’m a little disappointed in your effort. You’re not quite ready for prime time.
    :)

  8. truth to be told I got a little bit hockey weary right now and probababy was carped too often :)

  9. “Maybe we can get some off season talk going on getting Rick Nash over to NYC.”

    Here we go…

    Yeah, we’ll put him on a line with the Sedins after we trade with Vancouver.

  10. Looks like Stepan spent too much time with the Rangers…..missing too many opportunities. Sigh.

  11. dde – I felt like it was the Rangers when I was yelling “Shoot you idiot!” and then it worked out.

  12. Manny – yeah, I gave a uuhhHaaaay! myself

    BTW -excellent art review yesterday, I believe you may have found your true calling

  13. As you guys know we have a big rivalry with the Austrians ” we call them the Schluchktenkacker ;(….

    Can you guys give them an execution a dozen of goals double digits ;)

  14. Czechthemout!!! on

    Krieder looks pretty good for a kid that needs some more seasoning in college or the AHL. Right armchair g.m.’s? LOL!

  15. Does anyone have a link for the USA game? It would be greatly appreciated. Unless it’s on NHL Network or something.

  16. No latona that link doesnt work, but i have checked also livetv.ru and all links are just listed under 50 so its not good for some livestreaming without pay ;)

  17. I doubt Kreider plays in the NHL, he’ll probably just live off endorsement deals after being inducted directly to the HOF.

  18. Doodie Machetto on

    CTO, I’m not so sure anyone has said Kreider needs more seasoning (at least I haven’t), just that he looks intent on staying in school. It seems like a decision that he is making with his family.

  19. So I am off to the belly dancers..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wish everybody a happy night including the man who carped me very often :)

  20. Czechthemout!!! on

    ddebened-

    Ah, an armchair gm has spoken. Tell us genius, who else needs some “seasoning”?

  21. Doodie Machetto on

    Anyone know where I can get a box score/rosters for the games? The IIHF website is worthless.

  22. Doodie,

    Very cool. Thanks.

    I’m not really going to be upset either way if Kreider stays/signs a contract.

  23. Czechthemout!!! on

    Doodie-

    I wasn’t referring to you. But you know what I am talking about. We get a bunch of these geniuses that come on this blog to opine about this kid and that kid without ever having watched them play. Then they argue about the various aspects of a prospects game that need to be refined in platitudes without ever having seen them play.

    Clearly, Krieder is not only ready, but is needed by the Rangers. I also wouldn’t be so sure about his going back to school just yet.

  24. Czechthemout!!! on

    Carp

    One of the other beat reporters made the same point you did.

    ddebened-

    I just go but what I see.

  25. Doodie Machetto on

    CTO, judging by Torts’ comments after the Beanpot, it seems like it is a decision Kreider is making with his family and that they (Kreider & fam) like him going to school.

    I won’t be surprised either way. It’s a lot of money to pass up, but if he is intent on finishing, he is intent on finishing.

  26. Doodie Machetto on

    Love that McDonagh is wearing #2. If he develops anywhere near a prior Ranger who wore #2 for the USA, then I will be ecstatic.

  27. Doodie Machetto on

    Love that Stepan is wearing number 9, but at first I thought it was 8. I would have bought his jersey if it was 8.

  28. Doodie Machetto on

    Unfinished thought there. 8 was my number. Not too many forwards with 8, although the ones who did wear it were great: Neely, Selanne, Recchi, Vickers, Poddubny, Sanderson (had a couple of great years), and now best of all, Brandon Prust.

  29. I think Step and Wheeler look pretty good together.

    How about trying to pry him out of hockey obscurity in Atlanta/Winnipeg?

  30. Doodie Machetto on

    Parise is pretty good as an analyst. Is it too much to hope he just retires now and does TV work instead?

  31. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Krieder looks like about the third-best player on the Rangers, right now, and I can’t think of who the first two are.

  32. It’s apparent now that Carcillo is on all of your dreck lists, and I have often wondered what he does or did that makes him so despised. I took to watching for him in particular during these playoffs, to see some of his nastiness, but he disappointed me. In fact he was scarcely noticeable. He finally got around to scoring a goal, but it was a routine, slap that joined a number of others by team mates and went little noticed. But i have come to the conclusion that he’s not a very good skater, and he is also not a very good fighter. In fact I wonder how he made it to the bigs. One thing that he does well is sneer and glower. He on occasion makes a menacing advance toward a player, but quickly lets himself be dissuaded from action by team mates. I have come to the conclusion that he is regarded as a conversation piece around the league but that is the limit of his abilities.

  33. That is, perhaps, as many words as anyone ever used to talk about Carcillo without using the word byfuglien, Fran. Heck, I now think that is as many words as anyone ever used to talk about him, period.

  34. Even though they played against Austria, Kreider again looks as ready as anyone on the USA team who already plays in NHL. If not better than some of them. And I agree with Doodie- first rounders usually get max or near-max NHL EL contracts. It may be simply a family decision to stay in college.

    Stepan looked great, McDonagh showed that he has plenty of offensive abilities….Good game.

  35. Czech –

    My point, sarcastically made was:

    You come on here spewing bombastically after Kreider had one nice period against Austria.
    You acted like that one period justified your opinion that Kreider is ready for the NHL.
    He’s not *proven* to be ready until he plays well at that level IMO.

    That said, he looks ready to be given a shot.

  36. Orr,

    They were definitely ready to play. This experience is going to be very beneficial for them, as they’re surrounded by younger players and so the playing time should be pretty fair.

  37. Even playing the lower-end teams is good though, cause in those games it allows you to test your skill level and be more creative.

  38. fran, he’s always been a piece of carcillo, but he earned the status here when he fought Gaborik. It wasn’t so much that he fought him … Gaborik did drop the gloves … but that he sought out Gaborik during a scrum, and afterwards admitted he was “licking my chops” once he saw the opportunity to fight Gaborik.

    The piece of carcillo.

    Then he wouldn’t go near Boogaard when given the opportunity this season, to nobody’s surprise.

    The piece of carcillo.

    Though I do think cooke is now more of a piece of carcillo. Hence a piece of cooke.

    I think Linda has all of the explanations for all the other nicknames, etc. … once she recovers from the tornadoes. Hope she’s OK.

  39. Also, fran, carped was coined when I began putting up the “new post” warnings to end threads. It’s actual definition: The last person to comment before the “new post” goes up has been carped.

    And I forget to tell people this one often enough, but I should because we always have new Boneheads joining:

    The origin of Boneheads: One of the less-popular sites was trying to mooch our audience away by posting comments. He/she suggested we leave here and go there because they had all the Rangers news and none of the boneheaded discussion. I replied “but I like the boneheads.” And somebody else proudly said, “I’m a Bonehead.” Before you knew it, we had a small army of Boneheads.

  40. Good afternoon all! Carp, when did I say that ? :)

    This upcoming series with Boston/Philly makes me want to boudreau. Why can’t both of them lose?

    Carp, you forgot byfuglien and hartnell, which to you newbies means, um, gee, how do you say that nicely? Oh yeah, fug…..

  41. Even though it’s not pronounced this way I still have to say “by-foo-glee-en” to myself in order to spell it correctly.

    Any chance “byfuglien” can be added to spell check, Carp?
    :)

  42. Nothing from Linda’s home phone either, straight to a voice mail box. Hopefully, it’s just a power outage.

  43. Bwahaha!!

    The Jets are pathetic! They draft a criminal! They pay a criminal with butterfingers! And Dirty Sanchez is banging a 16 year old goal.

    Don’t get me started!

    Rangers are so well behaved compared to all the other New York teams. Or are better at keeping things secret! :P

  44. I wonder what Orr has to say about Patriots’ 3rd round pick Ryan Mallett. Has a history of drug use, “Ryan Mallett Got Drunk & Arrested.” Just like that scum Len Bias.

  45. Tiki, according to some internet sites, the power in Huntsville isn’t expected until Tuesday at best. I used to have her daughter’s email, but I must’ve deleted it…

  46. And that former Patriots’ Randy Moss, stalking and physically abusing women. Used his automobile to bump a female police officer. Man, those Patriots are murderous criminals.

  47. Doodie Machetto on

    I’m just waiting for Tiki to defend the guy and accuse us of not being loyal New Yorkers for calling him a criminal.

  48. If you need her daughter’s email address, I may still have it. The power news is good news, IMO. That at least is a positive explanation. Any word on MickeyM?

  49. Doodie Machetto on

    LW3H, I was listing forwards. Trust me, I was/am very aware of Malik. It was a tough time for #8s everywhere.

  50. It would be great if their was a website that had a list of every player in the NFL that has been arrested, and details of their arrest.

    Also a website of every NBA player who knocked up a girl before getting drafted.

  51. billybleedsblue on

    Orr, it might be easier to have a website of NFL players who have NOT been arrested…

  52. why would kreider stay in school? to get his degree. he can go back after hockey many guys do it ask Richter.

    Kreider is not going to improve as much in college as he can in the nhl or AHL…

    the rangers need him BAD>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  53. Doodie Machetto on

    Of course, that only goes back to 2001, but a decade of arrests is still pretty good.

  54. Doodie Machetto on

    stuart, he is his own man. If he wants to be educated now, let him.

    As I said above, I will never fault a player for wanting to improve himself through education.

  55. Doodie Machetto on

    And while he is likely to develop more quickly in the pros, I think we can all agree that more time in college won’t HURT his development, as in, he won’t regress by playing more in college.

  56. I hate baseball. They might as well just let everyone take performance enhancers to level the playing field, seeing as how half the league is doing it.

    You’re right, Doodie, staying in College wont hurt him.

    If Kreider can score 50 goals, win faceoffs, QB the PP, and turn Avery into a goal scorer, *then* we need him.

  57. billybleedsblue on

    dde, thanks for the link, but any website that automatically plays a video with sound automatically gets the ol’ CTRL+W treatment from me. Unless it’s a site where that is the purpose of it. But for a blog or a news site, it’s just adismal!

  58. Sydney Crosby’s setback is disheartening. Look, I hate the penguins just as much as any ranger fan, but beating the Penguins WITH Crosby in the lineup is fantastic. I don’t want to see any player lose time or have his life altered by injury. I know many of you go on tilt with the Crobsy updates, but I counter that many of you are super sensitive and need to calm the BYFUGLIEN down on most issues anyhows. God knows how some of you go nuts over 3 minutes of bad play by our hometown Rangers. There is no more optimistic person here with regards to our team (with the exception of my buddy Greg zzzzz! Miss ya, kid!), so I ain’t feeling bad for the penguins. A little humanity goes a long way in this wayward too negative world of ours. I love you all. That is all.

  59. Sorry Billy, yeah I hate that. My volume was set so low I didn’t notice or I would have given a heads up.

  60. billybleedsblue on

    Well said Mao. Now, speaking of Crosby… having humanity, or respect of humankind is one thing. Feeling bad for Crosby or especially the Penguins is another entirely. Is a concussion a serious injury not to be joked about? Yes. Should anyone feel bad personally for Crosby and/or his team? In my opinion, no. Crosby lacks sportsmanship, and plays for a team that tanked in order to draft him in the first place, just like they did to get Mario. Does that mean he deserves to have a serious injury? No. I’m also of the opinion that my otherwise great sense of sympathy is rather lacking in this department. I will however agree that it’s exponentially more satisfying to defeat the Pens with him in the lineup.

    Developing…

  61. billybleedsblue on

    dde, it’s cool. I wasn’t taking a knock at you, it’s just I was sitting here enjoying some streaming 80’s music (WTB?!) and then there was this weird drone of a car commercial in the background. What a silly way to present information. Besides, I’d rather read what all the boneheads think about it anyways.

  62. Prucha and Jagr playing on the same line for the Czech Republic against the legend that is Girts Ankipans and his crack Latvia squadron.

  63. thnx billy!

    Are we all Tampa Bay fans for as long as they are in? GOOOOOO BOLTS! Mini-mad marty st louis has always been one of my fave players. Vinny Lecav is all class. And they beat the ‘canes! GOOO BOLTS!

  64. Geez louise..scott gomez at 8mill a year…BWHAHAHAA!! Thank the Lord for giving us the Mcdonut!!

  65. I have now been completely educated in all departments of the order of the Bone.

    You all donated your time and knowledge to enlighten me, and now I am beginning to understand by your efforts much of what has been going on over my head. Maybe it’s an age, or even a generational thing, but I do enjoy reading what you all have to say, and now that you have enlightened me, I’ll enjoy it even more by understanding what is going on. Thanks mucho folks. And carry on.

  66. lmao….who would have thought it? ( I hesitate to guess at what lmfao means.)

    I’m slowly picking up on some other terms also.

  67. fran, I still think you need Linda to explain Fankist, Flavah, Pillow Hands, PeeWee, etc., when she gets her electricity back.

  68. fran, that one means laughing my something off, you can guess what. and roflmao means rolling on the floor laughing one’s something off … IMO (in my opinion). FWIW (for what it’s worth). I’m sure the Boneheads can fill us in on thousands more.

  69. hhahaaa! i consider myself a bonehead of some decent duration, yet I did not know the definition!

    Byfuglien that other blog!!! They are cretins!!

  70. JimboWoodside on

    Ya know, Chara is a very big guy, and he has a powerful shot, but other than breaking Cally’s hand with a shot, does he ever get one in on goal during a PP? I’ve not seen any of his point shots hit the net, and he obviously does not score on their PP…..

  71. who is going to sweden in october? Lady Mao and myself are tentative, but thinking about giving it a whirl.

  72. Order of the Bone! fran unwittingly coined a great new awesome term!!!!! Sally, you need to draw us up a coat of arms for the new order!!!

  73. while the Bernank brilliantly devalued the dollar much to the dismay of the rest of the world, and so as not to be outdone by fellow currency manipulators from the land of my namesake, china, it isn’t entirely conducive to a trip to lands of .6/1 currency ratios..you feel me, sons?

  74. Mao, I’ve said, I have tix (thank you Princess Krisy) but getting there is still a ?
    However, how awesome would it be to have a boneheads fest overseas!!!

  75. Doodie Machetto on

    “I have now been completely educated in all departments of the order of the Bone”

    That’s what she said.

  76. “educated in all departments of the order of the Bone.”

    Paris Hilton has a Masters degree

  77. I thought Sweden does not participate in the Euro, SEK-USD FX = 6.04:1

    Purchasing price parity however makes Sweden extremely expensive.

  78. yeah, Mama, Order of the bone in the lands of the successful socialist society of sweden! SWEET!

  79. Also, abeldaker is another bonehead term. To be honest, I forget what that stands for (hartnell? carcillo?) and it’s usually only used by Carp, but I love it anyway….

  80. yes, they are excluded from eurozone…thus my comments about dollar weakness being amazingly beneficial to our nation’s industrial efforts, but shunning our divine right to vacation and spend exorbitant amounts of money in foreign lands at prior ridiculous ratios. Also, why I praised the Bernank and offered a rounded .6/1 ratio. Which is your ratio in reverse! OMG!! like playing black sabbath records backwards!!! what do they say??? HIRE SATHER, then TRADE GOMEZ for various beaded necklaces and Ryan the Stud Mcdonagh!

  81. baldy idiot McGuire. the Sharks have won 8 of the last 10 vs Det, including 5 of the last 6 in the playoffs. and he says Det has no reason to worry. they have shown nothing in the last 2 years vs San Jose to suggest they can beat them in a series.

  82. JimboWoodside on

    I must have Laurel on the mind – I used to live in a place that was called Laurel Hill…..

  83. I toggles between the ‘stop loading page’ button (X) and refresh, mama

    it’s probably still loading/stuck on X because of waseka

  84. Doodie Machetto on

    Boucher is just terrible.

    I went 7 for 8 in the first round, but I think there’s a real possibility that I go 0 for 4 this time.

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

    How many laurels is that bag lady?

    Laurel means you say you are leaving with a phrase like “ta” or something and then keep posting!

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

    So is kreider ready or not? I thought he was staying in school!

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

    Orr
    Don’t drink that koolaid. They were laurels waaaayyy before someone tried to make them wickys!

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

    Who used “carped” first? Seems like it’s been around a looooong time!

  89. lol Wicky I called mama Columbo way back because of all her false exits – good thing for me the Sunday Edition wasn’t laying around

    “Just one more thing”

  90. Jimbo, it’s OK, many have people have me on their mind….

    ddeb, um, I’ll learn eventually…

  91. JimboWoodside on

    Thanks,Mama – I’m sure that’s true!

    Refs trying to get the Flys back in the game.

  92. mama – if there an X button by the address bar, just click it twice to reload/refresh

    the first click will stop the page from loading and the button will change to a refresh button

    the second click will reload/refresh

    (the twitter widget seems to be the issue)

  93. BOB looks nervous! He must be praying that Boo-Shay doesn’t give up another goal, or else he’ll be forced to endure more embarrassment.

    I love Philly goaltending. It’s ironic. They draft a couple of superstars/superstars in the making, but they can’t find a goalie to save their lives. I love it!!

  94. Doodie Machetto on

    I don’t know why they abandoned Bobrovsky so quickly in the first round. He played great in game 1, had a lousy game 2, and instead of coming back for game 3, they just played goaltender musical chairs, without giving Bobrovsky another chance. He is the guy that brought you there, keep going with him.

    Van Riemsdyk has been a beast for the past month. Makes me so upset that he and Giroux will be torturing us for the next decade or so.

  95. JimboWoodside on

    Not only is the Bruin PP ineffectual, but it’s sloppy defensively – they should decline the penalties, too…

  96. @ Jimbo
    Erik Ersberg (KHL) in goal for Sweden.
    Was amazing, seeing at we didn’t have zucca, thoresen or holøs and our first goalie got hurt yesterday. We won in shootout!

  97. Swedish journalist before the game: World Cup premiere against Norway will be a laughing match where Sweden can go backwards the whole match. And still win. But if Norway beats Sweden today, I promise to go in lusekofta rest of the World Cup. Although it is a bit over 30 degrees Celsius in the sun. It will not happen.

    Oh.. Henrik wasn’t allowed to play for Sweden, Rangers said NO!!!

  98. Doodie Machetto on

    When did Zucc break his hand? How did I miss that?

    Orr, I was thinking the same thing.

    They made the mistake of abandoning Bobrovsky in the first place.

  99. JimboWoodside on

    Orr – maybe with the other hand!?

    Krisy -thank you! Never heard of Ersberg – do you know if he ever played in the NHL?

    Looks like that Swedish journalist will be eating his words – or his newspaper’s sports page!

  100. JimboWoodside on

    Glad that Henrik isn’t playing – bad news for Sweden, but good news for Ranger fans!

  101. Seguin never got sent to the AHL (pretty sure he can’t be) – he’s just been a healthy scratch all playoffs.

  102. JimboWoodside on

    Thanks, Krisy! A sweater – OK!

    All right! Despite the refs calling tons of infractions on the B’s, they score!

  103. JimboWoodside on

    I don’t care what anybody says – it sounds to my ears like Doc is rooting for the Flys….

  104. JimboWoodside on

    Hi, Latona – I know that he used to work for them – but the other night, the discussion came up about Doc’s rooting interests, and it basically was declaled that he has doesn’t play favorites.

    Today, it sounds like he is firmly in the camp of the home team – to my ears, anyway!

  105. JimboWoodside on

    Well, get Leighton out of mothballs, Lavi – say, Ray Emery isn’t playing anymore – maybe they can hire him to play a few games!?

  106. JimboWoodside on

    He does!? Pirates must remind him of the Devils – neither team can draw flies to their games….

  107. Orr

    It’s not as simple as being on an entry-level deal. Basically, while a player has junior eligibility left, unless he’s played something like four years in junior already, he can’t be sent to the AHL.

    I don’t think MDZ could’ve been sent to the minors last year, for example.

  108. Jimbo,

    I feel like Doc always slightly gets behind the home team for national broadcasts. I don’t really have an issue with it.

  109. JimboWoodside on

    You do, Latona? Maybe so – I don’t remember him sounding very “homerish” when the Rangers play at home during NBC games, though……maybe it’s just because I try to tune him out since he does the Devils games.

  110. JimboWoodside on

    I haven’t seen a game from Pirate-land in a long time – back in the day they had really good teams, but now their owners don’t have the money to bring in big name players, so they just are out of the running for a playoff position within a few weeks of the season’s opening games..

  111. JimboWoodside on

    I remember Emrick doing Ranger games, but I can’t recall when it was – long time ago, though…

  112. I remember hearing that all the Pirates fans made an agreement to walk out of the stadium during one inning.

    Is that true?? That’s pretty funny.

    It would explain why the Devils fans are never at the game. They must have all agreed to leave after the tailgating ended.

  113. Emrick was with the Rangers back in the 80’s. He would work for Marv Albert when Marv was doing all of his other games.

  114. Yeah, Orr, he really is one of the great voices of American hockey. The Sam Rosen of yore should be in that category, along with Bob Miller. I’m sure there’s plenty more, those are just three I thought of off the top of my head.

  115. JimboWoodside on

    80’s? OK, Mike, that sounds believable – a vast wasteland of years for a Ranger fan.

    I remember Emrick with a lot more hair, though….?

  116. JimboWoodside on

    I always enjoyed Marv Albert doing the Ranger games. Kenny sounds remarkably like his dad..

  117. I hear you Jimbo. Mark Pavelich, Reijo Ruotsalainen and the smurfs just couldn’t cut it. Although they beat the Flyers in the playoffs a couple times.

  118. JimboWoodside on

    No, Kenny is his son! Steve Albert was Marv’s brother – I don’t know where he is now, though. He used to do Icelander games..

  119. JimboWoodside on

    Yeah, Mike those were very bad years – Icelanders winning all those cups, and then Edmonton. It wasn’t a good time for Ranger fans…..I had to work with a lot of Islander fans, and it was murder.

  120. JimboWoodside on

    I think that there was another Albert brother, too – Al Albert. Again, don’t know if he’s still in the biz..

  121. LOL! From Wiki

    “Albert became the focus of a media frenzy in 1997, when he went on trial for felony charges of forcible sodomy. A 42-year-old woman who had had a 10-year sexual relationship with him accused Albert of calling her to his room to fix his fax machine only to see him *wearing a belt and women’s underwear*. He then threw her on a bed at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, Virginia, biting her on the back 15 times, sodomizing her, and forcing her to perform oral sex on him. She also claimed that he would force her to “face sit” him for periods of up to 45 minutes. Albert charged that the woman was seeking revenge as he was ending their relationship and “she couldn’t imagine life without him”.[citation needed] After DNA tests proved that the bite marks were his, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery charges, while the sodomy charge was dropped.[9][10] Albert was given a 12-month suspended sentence”

    Ha! I never knew the full details. Now I do!

  122. Thanks a lot Orr. It’s going to take the rest of the weekend to shed that mental image!

  123. JimboWoodside on

    Jeez!!! Sounds like Marv must have been a fun date back in the day!! Holy mackerel! I never heard the whole story, just a few of the details…

  124. JimboWoodside on

    I don’t think that those images are erasable, Mike – I think they’re burned in for the duration….

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

    so does the top of the page remind anyone of the “shining”?

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

    go nucks (sorry olga)!!!

    sign bieksa (sorry everyone else)!!!!

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

    carp
    there’s stuff at the top?

  128. iDoodie machetto on

    I’m stuck at a lake comedy club in the city because my wife’s friend forgot to make reservations at the good one. Enjoy your nights boneheads!

  129. True Blue Mike on

    I must say, Pekka Rinne is really good. Let’s see if he stays consistent throughout his career.

  130. True Blue Mike on

    Carp

    For about 2 minutes i didn’t know that you could scroll down and i almost gave up refreshing the blog until i saw the scroll down bar to my right haha

  131. It’s funny how the Preds always find these goalies that are good enough to get them to the playoffs. Vokoun, Mason, Ellis, and Rinne. Obviously Rinne is the best of the bunch, it seems. Even their backup, Lindback looked pretty good this season.

  132. man, i can’t even have the “scoop” on Linda being safe.
    ah, carcillo!!!
    ;-)

    she replied to me in facebook.
    good for you LT56 for breaking the news
    and good for Linda
    and sad for those who haven’t been so lucky.

    btw, who is LT56?
    someone under a new name?

    just got back from one job and working
    on stuff for another.

    g’night assens!
    be well!
    play nice!

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

    yay linda!

    thanks lt56

    night jpg

  134. JimboWoodside on

    Good news on Linda!

    Preds aren’t getting anywhere with the Canucks…..futility.

  135. JimboWoodside on

    Yeah, Orr – this Preds team seems to be easy for Luongo to handle, unlike how things were with the Hawks.

  136. JimboWoodside on

    Yeah – I think Luongo is in their heads now. They need a “dirty” goal just to prove to themselves that he can be beaten.

  137. eddie eddie eddie on

    linda – glad to hear you are ok…that was some monster storm….

  138. eddie eddie eddie on

    jimbo – i wish the rangers skated with as much speed as either of these 2 teams…

  139. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Orr, thanks for the feed, but I read your post too late. Oh well GSP wins again!!! And very happy to hear that Linda is ok. It’s a good thing she had a good supply of wine coolers on hand “for emergencies.”

  140. eddie eddie eddie on

    orr – as insane as Van. is playing, hecka pecka can steal this series at any point

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

    thanks orr for the knock out update!!

    Rinne is unbelievable…go nucks!!

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

    didn’t know brouwer for the hawks was a RFA and kopecky was an UFA…they might be worth a look.

    pouliot of mtl also might be worth a look to me, but I think he would not mix well with torts.

    just musing here folks as 2OT begins!!

  143. JimboWoodside on

    Eddie, I wish they were able to skate like this, too – it seems like our guys got very accustomed to playing a full game and a 5 minute OT, and then going into the shootout – when they went to a longer OT period in the playoffs, they seemed to be totally drained of energy.

  144. Wow. Pekka Rinne. Holy crap I wish I got to watch more of this guy throughout the season.

  145. Nashville looked like they were on their heels that whole period, I feel like Luongo should have had that one

  146. MannyFried on

    Man i wish my Domino’s pizza would get here already……..

    Love to see the Preds making a series of this.

  147. No, Orr, Hank wouldn’t have been nominated, because Neuvirth CLEARLY outplayed him!

  148. JimboWoodside on

    Wow! They just showed Kreider score his goal against Austria on Versus – he looked real good on that play.

  149. MannyFried on

    Yea he scored AGAIN. I can’t watch this game twice. I feel too pathetic.

  150. Oh this game was on before? I didnt know… I spent all day studying at the Kingsborough College library… That college got some beautiful Russian girls studying very hard ;)

  151. The most difficult part of Neuvirth’s job, Orr, was when he had to get himself in position to watch the shot sail wide. All that turning could have resulted in a stiff neck!

  152. MannyFried on

    Sounds awesome CCCP! I wasn’t criticizing you…..just saying that my Saturday was so bad I watched that game LIVE. I guess that’s also a critique of my Friday night.

  153. no doubt, Manny

    I wish I was home watching hockey all day instate of studying 4 chapters of nutrition and human development crap… Though, I did manage to watch some of the Biston-Flyers game online

    That game put me in a great mood watching Flyers give up tons of goals lol

  154. MannyFried on

    Can you believe it!? They pull a goalie every single game. I can’t believe this system has any potential to be successful.

  155. Jimbo

    Those are the kinds of trouble I wouldn’t mind getting “into”…if you know what I mean ;)

  156. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Billybleedsblue: “Pittsburgh tanked to be able to draft Crosby.” Hey, we should all be so smart. It’s called a loophole, and if they are smarter than other teams when it comes to beating the system, they deserve the reward they get for that. The system needs to be changed, but in the meantime smart organizations will exploit it. Brains are just about everything in the business world. You have the smarts or you don’t. Hell, the Rangers lost out on Lindros, young Lindros, in arbitration after he had agreed to become a Ranger. Who’s fault is that? All Rangers management has ever done is screw things up, with few exceptions.

  157. JimboWoodside on

    I hear ya, 3CP – but you’re a married guy, right? Gotta be careful! ; P

  158. JimboWoodside on

    3CP, you’re living in Brooklyn, correct? Are you near Brighton Beach?

  159. I am not married…yet ;)

    I live around Ocean Pkway and Kings Highway…not too far from Brighton

  160. JimboWoodside on

    Oh! Sorry, 3CP – well, go for it, then – but don’t let it interfere with your studies! ;D

    OK on OP & Kings Hwy – I only asked because I’ve been down in Brighton Beach a few times, and it’s an experience for a guy like me – all those Russian and Ukrainian restaurants – someday I’ll get the huevos to try some of the food!

    I’ve been to a few free concerts in Asser Levy Park, too….

  161. JimboWoodside on

    That IIHF ice surface looks *enormous*! I know a standard NHL rink size is 200 x 85 feet, but what are the dimensions of the international ice surfaces?

  162. Jimbo

    “Russian Restaurant” is quite the experience…you should definitely try it some time… And if you have any Russian speaking friends then it’s even better…you should make them take and show you how Russkis get down with 6+ course meals, booze, endless toast and loud cheesy music from the past lol

  163. JimboWoodside on

    Hmm…don’t think I have any Russian speaking friends nowadays. Me and my girlfriend had a Ukrainian woman who used to stay with the GF’s mom, and we went to Brighton Beach once or twice to transfer money to her relatives back home – that was quite an experience for two New York born folks who speak no Russian or Ukrainian!

    My GF is Jewish, and she has roots in Ukraine, but so long ago – before WW2.

  164. JimboWoodside on

    I might not survive all the booze and multiple-course meals with all those toasts! ; D

  165. Jimbo, they’re 200×98. The Olympics were played on 200×85, however, because GM Place, or “Canada Hockey Place” as it was betokened, couldn’t accommodate the larger rink as it was constructed for NHL-duties.

  166. JimboWoodside on

    Thanks, Latona – so, it’s the same length as a North American rink, but 13 feet wider – it looked a LOT bigger in that game today! Looked very large!

  167. Jimbo

    When Rangers win the cup, we all go to Russian restaurant for wild celebration!

    In a mean time, you should try get some Russian food experience going

    Start with this place on avenue U between east 8 and 9 called “Stolovaya” (eatery)

    Go for Siberian pelmeni (Russian style meat ravioli) “Selyodka pod Shouboy” ,(which literally means “Herring under fur coat”) and red borch! That should bring you up to speed ;)

    http://www.russianyellowpages.com/business/Russian_Stolovaya

  168. JimboWoodside on

    OK, 3CP – that sounds like a deal! Hopefully, we’ll live long enough to see it happen!

    We walked down the avenue there, and people were trying to drag us into several different restaurants, but since we knew NOTHING about Russian cuisine, we decided not to go inside.

    I have heard about pelmeni, though – seems like every ethnic group has their version of “ravioli”, or meat-stuffed pasta dumplings. I’m trying to picture a herring under a fur coat, but that’s a strange vision! : D

  169. JimboWoodside on

    Thank you for the restaurant suggestion – “Stolovaya” – sounds like Stolichnya, the vodka!

  170. Someone mentioned Chara and his shooting.

    I’ve been watching him in this series and there is something odd about him that I can’t quite put my finger on. His movements seem always very deliberate, and at a regular speed, I can’t recall him putting on a spurt, and although he carries the puck well, I never saw any clever plays. He seldom takes hard slap shots on goal, but his wristers are pretty fast. I wondered if he is slow in
    reacting to situations. Just an overall impression I’ve picked up.

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