It’s Go Time!

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Next to last game of the preseason, in Marian Gaborik’s homeland.

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Still looking for somebody to volunteer to review tomorrow’s game (Monday in Switzerland, 2 p.m.). If you are interested, please e-mail me at rcarpini@lohud.com.

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  1. Rangers official team hit counts since the lockout (Home/Road):

    05/06: 658/539 (+22%)
    06/07: 992/790 (+26%)
    07/08: 1,356/781 (+74%!)
    08/09: 1,367/945 (+45%)
    09/10: 1,293/1,037 (+25%)
    10:11: 1,323/1,010 (+31%)

    Suggesting (a) MSG scorers inflate hits compared to other buildings, and/or (b) there is a hell of a lot of subjectivity over what exactly is a hit.

  2. I made myself ready with huge mug of cappuchino and 150 ml glass of vsop Courvoisier. Go!

  3. Gaborik with an A for today’s game…Classy move by Torts. He did the same For Hank in Sweden

  4. Don’t get MSG – anyone know a streaming website? Also, a streaming website for todays Giants game

    Thanks!

  5. “Throw everything at Henrik Lundqvist and crash the net…”

    Yeah…duh…Gianone, you’re a grade-A moron. That’s pretty much how every team plays Hank.

  6. bob – can’t say about Wolski, but Avery is out because he’s got a bruised toe, split lip and will probably be in Monday to show his stuff. I’d be this is Christensen’s last game to show he belongs. And as usual, he ain’t showing much.

  7. >>Richards’ shots are pathetic.

    He’s careful to not hit the puck too hard; that might result into another C-word.

  8. >>Best part of that period were the girls with the robotic dance moves.

    Weren’t they rocking to Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”?

  9. “He’s careful to not hit the puck too hard; that might result into another C-word”

    what c word?

  10. Balcony Bob – Don’t know a link for this game, but firstrowsports.tv should have the football game.

    tf – John and Joe called the game from New York last game. Don’t know what video feeds they are using.

  11. Bob
    2 mins ago
    good thing Wolski and Avery aren’t playing or Tort would use them as the scapegoats.

    ***

    At least we’ve moved on from Torts ruining more than just Avery.

  12. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    anyone have a link?? msg link?

  13. CaptainCallindahan on

    lmao ILB!~ I haven’t messaged you because i thought you were still on vacay!
    Haven’t been around here much but now that the seasons upon us.. woo hoo

    17 days ’til NY!!

  14. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    im 99% sure that i don’t have a link yet

  15. these passes in the skates are starting to make me laugh.

    Really nice logo of this Bratislava team. Penguins really need to return to their triangle penguin logo.

  16. “That word rhymes with konkussion.”

    KUKUNBERG!

    but seriously why is Richards worrying about giving a Slovak goalie a concussion with a hard shot?

  17. Joe Micheletti saying “don’t take this the wrong way, but we are seeing the growth of Brian Boyle…” just made me feel a little queasy.
    What way did he think anyone would take it that made him think he needed to introduce his comment that way?

  18. CaptainCallindahan on

    lmao winston!

    gamecenter not airing this game, so i’m watching the slovak feed. every time they say Gaborika i think he’s a spice

  19. >>but seriously why is Richards worrying about giving a Slovak goalie a concussion with a hard shot?

    I said nothing about the Slovak goalie. You do know that Richards had a concussion last season, right?

  20. billybleedsblue on

    If you have a growth of a Boil, I’m 99% sure you want to have a medical professional lance it.

  21. Ah finally remembered what the Slovan logo looks like, they early 90s postmodern Pens logo.

  22. They have to let Gabby to have one just for sake of hospitality, as a bonus to local guy and to lift his confidence before reg,season.

  23. “I said nothing about the Slovak goalie. You do know that Richards had a concussion last season, right?”

    yeah, I was kidding, but why would Richards get a concussion from taking a good shot?

  24. In general, so far impression is there is still very little creativity in offence, sloppy in neutral zone and pretty chaotic by times in defence, IMO.

  25. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    morning ILB and all!

    I’m 99% sure every link I tried absolutely sucked!!!

    cccp
    chocolate cheerios ROCK!!

  26. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Happy BDay tomb- Sorry, no Cheerleaders. You’ll have to take matters in your own hands. :)

  27. Well they woke up and had Slovaks taste their own medicine: played physical. Apparently, Slovaks are not able to take as much as they can give….

  28. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    tomb
    happy birthday!!

    I’d give you a link to the game, but apparently they are all out!!

  29. HA HA Ha. thanks Izzy. good thing I am in capable hands.

    Stadium Marion Gaborik or Madison square Garden? I love this quiz show between periods. the host isnt bad either.

    I cant understnad a word but I can read a few English words

  30. Savour the moment, this might be Christ’s last period as a Ranger. Paint a painting call it “the Last Period” — Avery as Judas.

  31. CaptainCallindahan on

    at times she sounds like a star wars character lol

    holy crap the answer is C damnit!

  32. No Renberg between periods today. Just some phone-in contest. Sample question:

    Where do the Rangers play?
    A Marian Gaborik Stadium
    B Madison Square Garden
    C Nou Camp

  33. nice goal by AA, just happens to be standing there after Prust does the dirty work. Magical hands by him as well, nearly tripped over himself trying to stick handle, lost puck and it hits his skate bounces back to him. just magical.

  34. This thread is hilarious. I thought it was like 0-3 and the next thing it’s tied at one and hen the good guys are up3-1!!

    Is Phil Rizzuti hiding in thisnforum?!?

  35. I remember a kid in high school answering a midterm by spelling out ABA CADABA on the scantron sheet. I think he barely missed a passing grade.

  36. Not yet, Linda….Didn’t have time. I emailed one to Carp, he may use it here at some point

  37. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    thanks linda!

    ILB
    that really true??

  38. CaptainCallindahan on

    WICKY!! Thank LW, i got it from him. And oops, i forgot to thank him so THANKS LW!!

  39. Olga Folkyerself on

    You can’t use “Mike Keenan” and “wonderful guy” in the same sentence. Even if you are talking about someone else.

  40. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    OPG backing up as far as he possibly can without stepping up on someone…mid season form

  41. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    did the announcer just say chupacabra??

  42. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    capitanna rhianna callihanna

  43. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    bickel demonstrating stick work in front of the net that the other d men need to learn

  44. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    I want to see the flyers play exhibitions in europe and start an international incident

  45. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    torts trying to figure out who the dapper gent on the big screen was

  46. The Europansy announcers actually are pretty good on most of the names, unlike most North American announcers who completely butcher most European names if they even bother to try.

  47. CaptainCallindahan on

    lmao wicky, that’s probably why they don’t get chosen for these games lol

  48. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    still say eminger skates like harvey williams ran

  49. Linda

    Of the little I know about Czech/Slovak, nouns (including names) have different case endings, so he might actually be Del Zotta sometimes.

    I’m 99% sure that was the dullest foreign language grammar post even seen on here…

  50. “with all honesty”, what really bothers me is that so called our first line don’t score in this games, without any pressure, where individually you could shine, (like Jagr-Giroux). Worrysome for me.

  51. CaptainCallindahan on

    I’m enjoying leeestening to them LW!!

    I think Callahan and Boyle are the only names they say like we do lol.

  52. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    scott gomez trade reference??

  53. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    linda
    did you hear how he said captain ryan callahon earlier? It was capitanna rhianna callihanna

  54. >>what really bothers me is that so called our first line don’t score in this games

    I think we’ll spend most of the season talking about who should be put on left wing to get Gaborik and Richards going.

  55. Lol, guys. You sound like you’re having fun with their feed. I’d probably be able to understand most of what they say. Let’s say, 99%?

  56. CaptainCallindahan on

    i missed the ryan part lol!!!

    i like how they say Rangers too. Can we trade joe for these guys? If a manager can get traded in baseball, why can’t announcers be traded in hockey? LOL

  57. CaptainCallindahan on

    ilbzo, i’m loving these guys! must better than the screaming asshats we get on NBC and versus lol

  58. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    ILB
    yep, its pretty sweet

  59. LW3H,

    You’re correct; Czech and Slovak are declined languages. In the genitive and accusative cases, Del Zotto would become, in fact, Del Zotta (I think.)

  60. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    why to I keep missing the damn cheerleaders

  61. CaptainCallindahan on

    earlier it sounded like the guy said fazool. now it sounded like he said fedochenko

  62. CT, I know, it wasn’t my point. In my mind yhey have to do it 5 x 5 in bunches (or at least more often) , habitually, in easy games like that. (or individually, for personal fun, like stamkos, etc.

  63. mine went to another game. watching a zamboni drive around. I guess it s time for NFL football

  64. Oh, and for those who couldn’t stomach advertising on the ice surface, guess you wouldn’t be happy supporting teams called MsHK DOXXbet Zilina or HK AutoFinance Poprad?

  65. tomb,
    now, Happy Birthday! This Victory we dedicate to you. What a gift! BTW, didn’t you hear all stadium was chanting: “Tomb! Tomb!…” More gifts like that in the coming season!

  66. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    ILB
    he did look better

  67. CaptainCallindahan on

    Ilbzo, since you got a kick out of the flight itinerary last year… here’s this year

    Nashville to Chicago to Islip
    Islip to Baltimore to Nashville

  68. So at church this morning, I accidentally started singing Sister Act’s “Hail Holy Queen” rather than the traditional version. It was pretty embarrassing.

  69. Is it just my opinion, but I believe that MZA, is the best Ranger in a preseason so far? Not, just by scores, but by quality of his actions on ice. Came very well prepared and very cool, BTW. Really like him.

  70. CaptainCallindahan on

    Ilbzo, that was a bit earlier than i wanted to get up and drive to Nashville lol!!! maybe next time

    {{{{{OLGA IKA}}}}}

  71. billybleedsblue on

    4ever, I like MZA lots too but what kind of minutes will he get on this team? I hope he gets lots of PP time with the top guys, as he probably should and probably will…

  72. CaptainCallindahan on

    Hope MZA keeps it up 4ever!

    by the way, can any of your super duper computer guys make me an mp3 file from a song to use when he scores?

  73. Hugo maybe a different story, Olga

    Billy- I think MZA will see some time on 2nd PP unit.

  74. billybleedsblue on

    Dave Maloney’s Eastern Conference predictions:

    1. Boston
    2. Washington
    3. Pittsburgh
    4. Philthy
    5. Buffalo
    6. Rangers
    7. Tampa
    8. Montreal

  75. Christensen should be gone, traded if possible

    Eminger has been just brutal this preseason.

    Del Zotto didn’t seem too bad this game

  76. BrandonPrust8 3 countries in 1 day today… Yipppyyyy! Swedan –> Slovakia –> Switzerland. Oh ya and we have to squeeze a game in there somewhere too

    He could spell Switzerland, but he can’t spell Sweden? Haha!

  77. billybleedsblue on

    OOoooo Hockey Night Live has a Fatty B. interview coming up!

    Ilb, I hope and think you are right about MZA on the 2nd unit. Hahaha, unit.

  78. I’m 99% sure that MZA will be one our leading leading scorers this year….he is one of the best pure playmakers on the team…

    Are any of you surprised I’m making that prediction? LOL!

    MZA will be be playing with Richards and Gaborik full time by November. I just don’t think Woof Woof Wolski will be able to handle the pressure….the talent is there…his head is not….

  79. Now granted it’s preseason…. but Cally & Dubinsky just look like non-factors and it’s kind of a concern of mine….. thoughts?

  80. C’mon Orr, you know that Cally and Dubi are more concerned with the location of the wine vineyard they’re going to start now that they’re multimillionaires. Working hard is for suckers.

    /sarcasm

  81. Orr…if that’s the reasoning for why they’re M.I.A…. fair enough, I’m okay w/ that…. but, is it…? Has the “veteran” status gone to their heads….. hope not. I’ll panic if the same effort is there 10 games into the reg season….

  82. PS… I’ve nicknamed Brad Richards “George Washington” bc of his larger than life wooden teeth… ;)

  83. Cally and Dubi are sulking because Boyle drank the entire contents of their new vineyard before and during the game in Prague.

  84. I am also a bit disappointed by lack of production from Dubi and Cali.

    I think neither Boyle nor Dubinsky looked very good on the top line. I would stick with Wolski or Avery or Zuccarello or maybe Rupp.

  85. Tough day for the Baby Buffalos, eh, Sally?

    Super Bowl champs play tonight.

    Might hop over to the Yankees blog tonight/tomorrow to read the Game Over, Season Over, Trade Everybody panic.

  86. I can’t help but feel that I’m somewhat responsible for the Bills loss. Sometimes I forget that Buffalo is a part of my curse. I shouldn’t have watched!

    I tried watching the Yankees game, but I was bored after two pitches. Gonna get some Ice Cream, watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, then the Jets game, then Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, and some other stuff!

    Since I already saw the new Dexter ep, I’ll have to wait for next week! Dammit!

  87. NYRangers, as usual, are amateur-hour. Total bush-league only beating this team by 3.

  88. billybleedsblue on

    Orr, Go God Go Part I on Comedy Central. I freakin’ love this one. 3 days ’til new South Park!

  89. Does anyone feel good about anything related to this team or does everyone just agree that every player, contract, talent level and decision just completely horrible and or wrong?Jeez

  90. So Carp you think the Ravens are going to win the Super Bowl!

    LOVE watching that big mouth get it shoved in his face! Go Ravens and the Yankee$$$$ lost…Dolphins lose and get that much closer to Luck and Cower!!

    Great Sports day!!!

  91. Hey anyone know why or have ever heard a player who does not wear pink this month in the NFL give a reason why??? I mean why would you NOT wear pink this month?? Some people dont want to find a cure for this horrible illness??

  92. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    bob
    i thought photo 16 was better in that link

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