Happy Labor Day & the unofficial start of hockey season


Enjoy your holiday.

Remember, this week hockey begins with the Traverse City prospects tournament Saturday through next Wednesday. Next week, the Rangers report officially for training camp with physicals on Friday, Sept. 16, and on-ice training Saturday, Sept. 17.

So here we go, after a dreadfully long summer.

Just wondering … my “other” job might prevent me from seeing some of the prospects games, which will be televised by MSG Network. Would anybody be interested in doing game reviews on any or all of those games? If so, email me at rcarpini@lohud.com.

I’ll have Go Time threads ready to go for all of the games.

Here’s the TV schedule:

Saturday, September 10 – NY Rangers vs. St. Louis (7:00 PM)
Sunday, September 11 – NY Rangers vs. Dallas (6:00 PM)
Tuesday, September 13 – NY Rangers vs. Carolina (3:30 PM)
Wednesday, September 14 – TBD (depending on standings)

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  1. Who are this 4 nocturnal creatures, still blinking blind eyes and talking in such a crisp, sunny morning?…

  2. Good morning my fellow Rangerland countrymen! Just 5 days before the action. Did butterflies arrive yet? Do you know where your beer and watching glasses are?

  3. Since no one cares about my life except youse guys….I am going to complain here:

    Last night I rejoiced because at a weekly head-to-head score of 8-2 I won my Fantasy Baseball League’s regular season. This was my first year and in a Keeper league I inherited a miserable team. I made lots of moves and miraculously put together a “Bad News Bears” bunch of guys that won this thing. This morning, however, I awoke to my 8-2 score becoming 6-2 (which was impossible because all games were over when I went to bed) AND worse…last week’s competition did not count at all! So I ended up in third place, no playoff first round bye for me. I am Angry. I feel like I got Al Gore’d!

  4. Carp, have you and your Rangers-fan editor discussed your role on the “beat” for the upcoming season? Hope they let you at least cover all the home games this year.

  5. Wicky(grating PIBG)© (The she/it on our D is sofa king SOFT!!!) on

    Morning ILB and all!!

    Baseball sucks, but with dangling chads involved it’s even WORSE!!! Sorry bro!!!

    The games are on the NHL network as well in the states I believe!

  6. >>The games are on the NHL network as well in the states I believe!

    Only where MSG is not available, I believe.

  7. Happy Labor Day all. Enjoy the day and relax. We’re getting closer and closer to hockey season!!! I can’t wait! It’s been a long summer.

  8. Wicky(grating PIBG)© (The she/it on our D is sofa king SOFT!!!) on

    not sure, it comes out on DVD this week and it is either going to be really good or really bad, just was hoping for some input!

  9. but he was a Super Genius. don’t you think that should have given him some sort of advantage.

  10. Apparently not. I’m sure if he were a super genius, he could have just ordered roadrunner from a local butcher or something. Maybe he could have actually created a roadrunner.

  11. Wicky(grating PIBG)© (The she/it on our D is sofa king SOFT!!!) on

    I think more people should use wile E as an example and role model for persistence and never quit attitude!

  12. Whats up guys, read your comments on daily basis. Sooooo another hockey season is approaching us but we seem to have the same HUGE PROBLEM we had last year and the year before. ONLY OPTIMUM CUSTOMERS RECEIVE RANGER GAMES IN HD!!!!!!!!

  13. I, being a Verizon customer, tend to think this is BULLCAAAAARRRCILLLLLOOOOO!!!!!!! Even if I wanted to (which I did back in 2005) order CENTER ICE i get blocked off watching my Rangers, meanwhile I can watch out of town teams play in HD on NHL NETWORK. It absolutely makes no sense and I for one am LIVID!

    So who do I blame for this injustice? Verizon? They told me they are blocked from showing the HD FEED. CABLEVISION? They told me I dont pay them any money so EFF OFFF! (in my words)

    So my main question is: Out of all the “boneheads”, how many of you are not able to watch our ICE HOCKEY NEW YORK RANGERS in HD?…AND HOW DO WE GO ABOUT RECTIFYING THIS PROBLEM BECAUSE I PAID WAY TOO MUCH $$$$$$$$ ON A TV SOLELY BASED ON WATCHING NEW YORK RANGERS HOCKEY!!!!!!!

  14. does Christian Thomas get a real look in training camp? if he makes the team, where does he fit, and who does he knock off the roster? I think it would be Wolski who would be in trouble if Thomas were to make the team.

  15. same question with Haglin. he probably has a much better chance of playing the NHL this season, even if he doesn’t start there. where does MZA fit?

  16. Wicky,
    I know you are a fan of VTank. I was looking at his numbers, not many PIMS. either he is not as physical as we all think, or he is a very smart physical Dman.

  17. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Bull dog – I always tried to warn Wiley about going into the tunnel ..it never turned out well…don’t go into that tunnel Wiley..

    Avery for captain and first line LW…..bull dog for president of the Sean Avery fan club!!!!

  18. Eddie,
    I just received my Avery Hartford Whale jersey in the mail. I took a gamble, and had a C sewn on. I think he is the logical choice to be there captain.

  19. Good evening all! Note to self: Do not try and type at night after taking sleep aid or your posts will read like ilb’s, 4ever’s and C3’s…:)

  20. Hi there!! Hockey season is here! Hi ilb, you get my email from a week ago? Hope you and the Mrs. are great and have a safe trip to Israel!

  21. Yeah, what’s wrong?! …and btw, mama, it’s even more effective, if taking sleep aid together with laxatives, just try…

  22. Miss u 4ever!! Cant wait to see u again. Everythings good ilb. Dogs are great. How are the perfect Casey and Leo, and is a 3rd puppy coming in the near future?

  23. 4ever, I’ll pass on that. No pun intended.

    ilb, ha! Please, please have safe trip….let me know when you get home so I can relax :)

    Tiki, welcome back!

  24. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hey Tiki – what’s up? You weren’t the backwards counting guy earlier this summer eh? If so, 19…If not, 47…..

  25. Mundo, you have cited the reason I have never switched to full Cablevision service because they try to get every penny out of customers. I have basic Cablevision because I got it to watch Ranger games in the late 70’s. I don’t get any of the Ranger games on Versus because I refuse to pay then another nickel to watch a few games. Cablevision has noloyalty to long time Ranger fans!

  26. Now that Ivonovic is out, I’m really not watching anymore chick tennis!

    I’m watching the latest ep of Breaking Bad with +TWO+ Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream flavors! Bonnaroo Buzz and Strawberry Cheesecake! BOOM!

  27. Wicky(grating PIBG)© (The she/it on our D is sofa king SOFT!!!) on

    Bull dog
    sorry I didn’t respond sooner about vtank. Yes, I like him. I divide physical d men into two categories. Big hitters and rough, tough, drop the gloves at the drop of a hat guys. Kronwall or volchenkov are examples of guys that are intimidating hitters that don’t really pile up a ton of PIMs and guys like carkner or engelland who are rough and tough guys that usually do.

    Occasionally you get a guy that is pretty good at both (buekeboom for example) and I think mcilrath is that guy.

    Right now our team lacks both clearly, and I think vtank fills the kronwall mold pretty well!

    Just my opinion though!

  28. Wicky(grating PIBG)© (The she/it on our D is sofa king SOFT!!!) on

    sent you another message, let me know if it works!!

    back to work, later assens

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