Next to last game of the preseason, in Marian Gaborik’s homeland.
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 email@example.com.
1st at last!!
So this is what a new post looks like?
Damn, Morg…mind to share?
Sent my dream in Morgue…
3 miles from shore and i still got it!
You gotta want it 4ever!
Lol, where is Izzy?
Why are they talking football on MSG?
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.
anyone have the lineups?
I made myself ready with huge mug of cappuchino and 150 ml glass of vsop Courvoisier. Go!
Lineups? We haven’t gotten past the 1st line yet.
for now, it is.
whose calling the game if john and joe are in new york???
Here goes Boyle on first line
Get your Tylenol in, CCCP
Gaborik with an A for today’s game…Classy move by Torts. He did the same For Hank in Sweden
Why is Wolski not playing?
Don’t get MSG – anyone know a streaming website? Also, a streaming website for todays Giants game
Is Peter Bondra playing?
LOL a Cally hitting everyone.
LMFAO @ Balej!!!
thanks, ilb…just popped few Tylenols…hoping for quick relief lol
stuck in california need link to game
Why isn’t Petr Bondra a Ranger yet?
The Rangers are being outplayed and outhit so far.
lol LW You’re right people just don’t have any patience.
disappointing shot by Richards. Where is the wrister?
Dubi didn’t fall down, yay!!!
There you go. A couple of hits, a couple of shots.
Hey, dancing Slovak girls!
These Slovaks are scrappy
Swedish elite league if judging by these games is a joke compared to Slavakian.
Rangers Hockey? It’s not even the crack of noon yet!!!!
Yup, CTB. It looks like the Rangers were surprised by it too.
Can’t find any streams for game…sorry
Hire the Slovaks PP Coach….
What a shot!
And Hank followed it with his head right into the net…right Joe?
Well, it’s pre-season, we cannot expect Lundqvist to be sharp.
LOL YMCA is the goal song.
How is that for boring…where is ORR?
Well, looks like Slovaks are treating this one as game 7. Rangers- not so much.
Richards hasn’t looked very good.
Definitely a bust then. Trade him with Hagelin.
Discouraging beginning, uncollected team, so far…
McDonagh looks like garbage
Well the Rangers are playing like Vancouver in game 7.
It’s going to be 2-0 soon.
These Slovaks don’t wait…they throw everything towards the net…
Trade them all. Get a few second rounders and sit this season out
slovaks look more NHL ready than Rangers
>>McDonagh looks like garbage
Who on the Rangers doesn’t?
Wait…the Rangers are in white right? I can’t tell with MSG’s low-def feed…
Bet you HBO wishes they could get in the locker room after this period.
CCCP – “99% sue”
lol I hope that last 1% isn’t too painful
Phil, Rangers are in disguise.
“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.
Why are Avery and Wolski scratched?
Slovakopansy feed seems to be here (but not really working for me):
I really do not care for this Gianone guy.
5 on 3
Let’s Go Slovaks…
It’s not a fun to watch, that’s for sure..
I hope they won’t take this bad 3v5 habit into the regular season.
Rangers, meet bed. Bed, meet s**t.
Richards’ shots are pathetic.
Morning Heads. anyone with a decent link??
>>Why are Avery and Wolski scratched?
Why do you ask?
It’s not a score, but game content suck
Best part of that period were the girls with the robotic dance moves.
Definitely too much time in Europansyland.
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.
I’m scared now
>>Richards’ shots are pathetic.
He’s careful to not hit the puck too hard; that might result into another C-word.
>>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”?
I think Wolski has a groin problem. Or maybe he caught the Boston flu from Flavah.
“He’s careful to not hit the puck too hard; that might result into another C-word”
what c word?
Would be interesting to see how Torts addresses the situation now…
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.
good thing Wolski and Avery aren’t playing or Tort would use them as the scapegoats.
ILBZO!! are you back from the Holy Land!?
http://live.huste.tv/ has a Slovak link for the game.
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.
It’s going to be a long year.
It’s been a week since we came back, Linda.
Wow Rangers are allowed to have a PP?
Mid-season form boys.
...and that is our the most lethal weapon? Pathetic at least.
Are you talking about blog comments, dde?
Boyle introducing noogies.
anyone have a link?? msg link?
I think 99% of our passes missed or goes into the skates.
rangers need to wake up
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!!
your right their passing has been horrendous
im 99% sure that i don’t have a link yet
If they don’t score on this two minute 5 on 3, then they should just retire, right now.
Ok no goals from this and trade the entire team.
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.
Refs just felt sorry for Rangers, like us///
>>what c word?
That word rhymes with konkussion.
Ugly looking 5 on 3, so far
Rangers Score… 1-1
Finally. MZA. Richards is good
All right, MZA has officially made the team. 1-1.
Wow! Just got it.
To be so exsited is a shame
Rangers can only score on 5 on 3, trade!!!!
That was pretty! 2-1.
Pretty play! 2-0
EC sucks, should have buried that.
Nice passing. We got a PP?
For a moment I was scared that it was Christ with an amazing pass to Boyle.
“That word rhymes with konkussion.”
but seriously why is Richards worrying about giving a Slovak goalie a concussion with a hard shot?
LOL! They pulled their goalie already.
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?
The power of Christ compells Boyle.
Eminger = penalty factory
Even get the Slovakopansy commercials on this feed. I think I’ll give ”?esko Slovensko má Talent” a miss…
Eminger keeps playing himself off the team
gamecenter not airing this game, so i’m watching the slovak feed. every time they say Gaborika i think he’s a spice
>>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?
Why isn’t Ramirent in the line-up? One game and egomaniac Torts scratches him because he hates him?
If you have a growth of a Boil, I’m 99% sure you want to have a medical professional lance it.
McDonut = Sophomore Slump
>>...Gaborika i think he’s a spice
Posh spice or paprika spice?
Ah finally remembered what the Slovan logo looks like, they early 90s postmodern Pens logo.
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.
“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?
Holy cow, talk about dropping the ball, I mean, toddler, I mean, what the buflugien? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15122453
Boyle O’Boyle you never lanced a Boyle?
Lance Boyle is a joke name.
I hate those…
/thanks for the link LW3H. couldnt find this game anywhere. not on hockeystreams today either.
Me too, Olga.
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.
oh man i thought that was a goal
Oh so close.
The Conrad Murray trial is more entertaining than this game.
How could Flavah not score on that play? Wow!
What’s that goalies last name? Ball-Breath?
Stepan with his R handed shot coming off the L wing.
Balej can skate and can shoot…I can skate and I can shoot and here I am sitting on my couch at home wearing nothing but underwear eating chocolate cheerios cereal…
Stu Pid-ckle penalty…
Oh man he grabbed Bickel’s stick and flopped.
Stu Bickel took him for a ride :-)
Ar-Tea times! 3-1!
That was a GOOD one!!!!
Yeah, trade AA.
He stayed with it. 3-1.
Nothing wrong with the PK.
what a handwork by AA!
The Penguins had a team in the 90s, CT? Has anyone told their fans this?
Prust made that goal happen too. Well earned assist there.
No pressure at all on Artie
>>Balej can skate and can shoot…
But cannot score.
morning ILB and all!
I’m 99% sure every link I tried absolutely sucked!!!
chocolate cheerios ROCK!!
Prustie – shorthand creation specialist.
Camerman with a sharp eye.
ooh. I wonder if those cheerleaders will come to my bdy party today.
LW, I heard that’s when Mario did his best whining.
Happy BDay tomb- Sorry, no Cheerleaders. You’ll have to take matters in your own hands. :)
i like that they call the intermission ” POWERBREAK”
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….
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMB!!! sorry i’m not a cheerleader
Happy 26th, tomb
I’d give you a link to the game, but apparently they are all out!!
BRich got large front teeth…Trade him!
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
Savour the moment, this might be Christ’s last period as a Ranger. Paint a painting call it “the Last Period”—Avery as Judas.
tomb, this is great stuff
BR, – nice guy, but so=o=o monotone speaker, probably good lulla-by person.
at times she sounds like a star wars character lol
holy crap the answer is C damnit!
Zabedva!! 2 stanley cups for the RAngers. all her questions are about the RAngers
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
oh that’s right, he takes October off of hockey for baseball playoffs!
I like that the quiz hostess called them the Tampa Bay Lightnings.
Mute the TV when you call in, Slovakopansies!
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.
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?!?
I always tell my students:” If you do not know the answer, go for C”
Ilbzo, have you posted any photos from your trip?
Meaning, if you can’t diagnose it, call it a concussion?
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.
Not yet, Linda….Didn’t have time. I emailed one to Carp, he may use it here at some point
Zdeno Ciger with his number in the rafters!
that really true??
WICKY!! Thank LW, i got it from him. And oops, i forgot to thank him so THANKS LW!!
What is, Wicky?
You can’t use “Mike Keenan” and “wonderful guy” in the same sentence. Even if you are talking about someone else.
OPG backing up as far as he possibly can without stepping up on someone…mid season form
Ata boy Cally
i love how these guys say Del Zotta and Gaborik
oy Del Zotto
NHL refs warming up for the regular season.
did the announcer just say chupacabra??
they play better music than 90% of NHL arenas!
“reeeeeeeeechaaards” i’m dyin
capitanna rhianna callihanna
Are they not allowed to shoot?
That one looks Perry Pearnish….
those whistling are way more annoying than boos
can the rangers throw some friggin hits?
argh feed just froze!
bickel demonstrating stick work in front of the net that the other d men need to learn
The news about Gary Glitter obviously hasn’t yet reached Bratislava.
what is a perry pearn??
i was right.. he said Del Zotta lol
I want to see the flyers play exhibitions in europe and start an international incident
Prust is not giving up an inch
there’s youre cheerleaders tomb.. and Torts with a smile on his face
torts trying to figure out who the dapper gent on the big screen was
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.
lmao wicky, that’s probably why they don’t get chosen for these games lol
I wonder if Callahan will suffer the post-#11 Captain jinx.
hopefully we’re enough captains removed from that
ugh i hate this song lol
still say eminger skates like harvey williams ran
Weak goal lol
we’ll take it
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…
Nice pass, McD makes it official.
McMonster for the win. 4-1.
Reminds me of his goal against the Devils.
Lol, LW. But you’re right on both accounts.
“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.
I’m enjoying leeestening to them LW!!
I think Callahan and Boyle are the only names they say like we do lol.
scott gomez trade reference??
have these guys given a crosby update yet?
lmao wick i was laughing at that
did you hear how he said captain ryan callahon earlier? It was capitanna rhianna callihanna
Give Gabby a break, will ya, slovaks!!!!?
>>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.
Top line that’s used on the 1st PP unit was on the ice for the PP goal 4ever.
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%?
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
How about that Forsberg move by MZA?
You know the season is ready to start when Joe Mich says “spunk”
ilbzo, i’m loving these guys! must better than the screaming asshats we get on NBC and versus lol
and the best part is …
I DONT THINK THEY’VE MENTIONED CROSBY ONCE
yep, its pretty sweet
I rather trade sam
lmao their team is losing and they are playing that???
OK, they just said Brenden Proosht, so maybe I was wrong about their accuracy.
Surprisingly, slovaks look a little bit tired…
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.)
Let Gabby to score one, please…what it for you? please!
Are these Europansy refs?
damn i keep losing the feed
Latona, yes, so would Gaborika
there we go! happy birthday to me ha ha
lost it also linda
lmao i just refresh refresh refresh wicky
why to I keep missing the damn cheerleaders
earlier it sounded like the guy said fazool. now it sounded like he said fedochenko
“Hrasdko breklo posky vosky Seed the Keed vesko barta brenky denky non-contact drills drasky masko.”
MDZ, btw, looked very positionally sound on defensive side today. Wicky?
thank you LW, i was worried
lmfao @ Seed the Keed!
CT, I know, it wasn’t my point. In my mind yhey have to do it 5×5 in bunches (or at least more often) , habitually, in easy games like that. (or individually, for personal fun, like stamkos, etc.
LMAO@ NY, NY!
lol LW, I’m 99% sure you’re killing me
Latona ensures I now only own the second dullest foreign language grammar post in RR history.
the crowd kept singing the song. I love it
One more Euro Pansy game left. Weeee!
Another quiz after the game?
Rangers Win! Just like in the movie, Mystery Slovakia…
AVERY > EC
mine went to another game. watching a zamboni drive around. I guess it s time for NFL football
Hey Bob…we won the game! Who do you think should we trade after this one?
Now we get “World’s Most Amazing Videos”!
Hey, LW3H, I think I own the second dullest. I at least listed some cases!
i found LW’s language comment very informative
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?
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!
he did look better
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
So at church this morning, I accidentally started singing Sister Act’s “Hail Holy Queen” rather than the traditional version. It was pretty embarrassing.
WELL DONE OLGA
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.
LOL, Linda! What, Nashville-Johannesburg- Islip wasn’t available?
Agree, 4ever…He knew it was the only way for him to make the team.
Ilbzo, that was a bit earlier than i wanted to get up and drive to Nashville lol!!! maybe next time
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…
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?
It still works!
catch youse guys later XOXO
Hugo maybe a different story, Olga
Billy- I think MZA will see some time on 2nd PP unit.
Dave Maloney’s Eastern Conference predictions:
c ya linda
Christensen should be gone, traded if possible
Eminger has been just brutal this preseason.
Del Zotto didn’t seem too bad this game
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!
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.
Orr, it’s still better than Voros’ attempt to spell mussels…
LOL! That was a classic tweet. Muscles! Haha!
Oh no! Five For Fishler coming up!
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….
leading leading? Oh boy…I need to sharpen up for the regular season…
Anyone > EC
And, I’ll tip my hat to you all….
just watching the replay. the Rangers looked absolutely awful in the first period.
I’m not sold on MZA just yet. Not sold on anyone, really.
Well, flying to three countries in one day, I’d expect them to get off to a slow start, Euroweenie.
Now granted it’s preseason…. but Cally & Dubinsky just look like non-factors and it’s kind of a concern of mine….. thoughts?
It’s only pre-season, like you said.
With the way those two play, they’re bound to get injured, so why waste any effort in meaningless games?
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.
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….
PS… I’ve nicknamed Brad Richards “George Washington” bc of his larger than life wooden teeth… ;)
Cally and Dubi are sulking because Boyle drank the entire contents of their new vineyard before and during the game in Prague.
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.
check out photo # 11 lol
Good afternoon, Carp!
Good afternoon, Sally!
I am 99% sure that Cally and Dubi are thinking about where to retire since they’re pretty much set for the rest of their lives with hefty new contracts
If I was going to take a sign with me to the game against the Kings on Friday (which I’m not), I was thinking something like this:
345 – wow! Like in an ol’ good regular days!
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.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I am 100% sure that the mobile version of the blog sucks for game thread posting. Way too many steps to post and view comments.
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!
NYRangers, as usual, are amateur-hour. Total bush-league only beating this team by 3.
NOt here…this is CArpin time.
Orr, Go God Go Part I on Comedy Central. I freakin’ love this one. 3 days ‘til new South Park!
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
Man, the Jets suck!
I’m gonna wait for the uncensored version, Billy. I can’t watch censored South Park. Might take a day or two for it to be uploaded online!
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!!!
and of course tha Rangers won and hopefully are that much closer to getting rid of Avery!!
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??
i thought photo 16 was better in that link
What the fek? No Breaking Bad tonight? Dammit!
Whoops, I was checking A&E. I forget it’s on AMC. Damn letter!
LMAO @ Dirty Sanchez