It’s Go Time!

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Opening Day! That off-season only felt like a couple of years.

Will add lineup info as we get it.

The guess is that Erik Christensen will be prucha’d. Not sure where Wojtek Wolski plays, or Tim Erixon, for that matter, even with his parents at the game. The King of Sweden in goal, of course.

In addition to the lineup, there’s a pretty impressive group of European ex-Rangers the team has brought in for the weekend, including: Kent-Erik Andersson, Hardy Astrom, Ulf Dahlen, Jan Erixon, Anders Hedberg, Mikko Leinonen, Ulf Nilsson, Mattias Norstrom, Peter Popovic, Tomas Sandstrom.

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  1. Ok boys lets get this thing started!! Who scores the first goal of the season??? I say Girardi!

  2. Let’s Go Rangers and Let’s Go Krisy!!!

    Wonder how many times Joe M will call Brad Richards Mike Richards today? He’s going to have a tough time keeping them straight, lol.

  3. Regarding the last post, Yeah, I didn’t do the picks with division titles and all, and seeds, I just did the top to bottom as I think they will finish in terms of records or points.

    I’m rather surprised that so few joined in with their own picks. Last year we were inundated.

    Good afternoon, Sally!

  4. call me when the shootout begins on

    well, I see that the great peewee Krog, aka shootout pansy, is not in the lineup. yeah, his “s-kill” is so great that he is under the bus, right where he belongs. except that the games now are so tame, so lacking in hitting, thanks to Shanahan, that perimeter pansy EC can avoid contact now.

  5. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    It IS TIMEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

    Thats a right , ” GO TIME !!!!”

    GO RAAAAANGERS!!!!!! were back!! back i tell you!!! back!!

    Back man , Rangers are back!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!! Hello eveyone , we are BACK!!!

  6. LOVE game of hockey, LOVE Rangers, LOVE you, guys. Best of LUCK to Rangers and all ofus!
    LGR!!!! Now and Ever!

  7. Rhode Island Ranger on

    A better power play, more scoring and less desperate, self-destructive shot blocking are the measures of progress I’m looking for today.

    LGR!

  8. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Great to be back!!!! NYR_fan and a big welcome to you too!!

    Rangers come out strong ..make a statement.

  9. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOGAARD!!! BOOGAARD!!!!!!

    RANGER TIME , RANGER TIME!!!!

    GO RANGERS GO on GO TIMEEEEE!!!

  10. Voice, they’re doing play by play live off TV from the studio. Imagine? And I think the TV audio will be the radio broadcast.

  11. Versus: “Brad Richards is the new face of the franchise”

    Uh, no. Cally and Hank has that on lock down for a little while longer.

    Anyway, LETS GO RANGERS!!!! So stoked.

  12. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    NHL ON NBC , booooooooooo but wait ….it the game!!! YEAH baby!!!!

    Im psycoed Carp , Holey hell yeah!!!!!!

    GAWD this team looks beutiful.

  13. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Anyone for sweedish meatballs?

    GO RANGERS!!!!!!

    Richards , yeah we did win the brad Richards sweepstakes and its paying off right now!!!!

    RANGERS!!! RANGERS!! RANGERS!!!!

  14. That girl is a good singer! I love how the crowd is singing along to the anthem! You don’t see this at the MSG!

  15. i loved that anthem rendition. why cant the msg crowd sing the anthem like that? and was that erixon singing along?

  16. Was that Avery taking that penalty?

    Is this Stoll guy on L.A. Marc’s brother? I didn’t know Marc had brothers in the NHL.

  17. these players dont get it. why do we always give up so many penalties?? stupid mza. jeez man

  18. Doc says, “Shove it up…the board.” I really thought he was going to say up something else.

  19. so far the king standing on his head, all kings, rangers haven’t smelled a decent shot on goal.

  20. Doodie Machetto on

    both of our defensemen on their stomachs and the puck in our net. Get used to it.

  21. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " CROWN THE KINGS!!!"...says Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOOOO NO SHOTS!!!!!

    NO Problem , alls good guys…We need to light a fire out dare!!!!

  22. 101 – nobody gives pass going out of own zone, at the same line or back, – always ahead blue line.

  23. When you praise the heck out of defensemen for blocking shots above all, that goal is what you end up with. Floppers. Lame.

  24. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Rangers look slower and weaker, especially on the forecheck. Dress EC next game!

  25. i told my dadto watch the game and said they were gonnabe better than last year it should be a great game. hes probably laughing at me now.

  26. Doodie Machetto on

    Avery would have a shot on goal… or in the general vicinity of the goal, probably wide, that is, if he was able to enter the zone onside, that is, if he didn’t turn the puck over beforehand.

  27. >>Capatain Turnoverhan lol

    I love how McGuedzo was blaming Anisimov for “over-skating the puck.”

  28. JimboWoodside on

    Wow! I just tuned into the game – Kings look super fast…maybe it’s just this big ice surface, but wow….

    Where’s our offense!?

  29. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " CROWN THE KINGS!!!"...says Greg L. on

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!

    Captain to the rescue!!!

    CLUTCH!!!!

  30. Geez…. did the equipment manager put super glue or salt on their skate-blades……

  31. I wonder how long it will take me to break my new glasses which replaced the old ones that I broke during the Caps series last year….

  32. were still getting spanked har. dont like the looks of this. wheres our top line? they havent done jack preseason and so far till now

  33. Rangers are too slow in thinking and action in their own zone for that team. Punishable…

  34. well
    Richards hasn’t scored yet
    whatta bust!

    trade him to montreal so he can
    play with gomez

  35. Actually, Jimbo. Interesting story. My wife got me on her vision plan as a city worker so I got a free pair of specs (they are REALLY ugly – think Dwight Schrute). The ones I broke last year were kind of nice though. Stupid Rangers.

  36. Noah, Associate Alternative Assistant Captain on

    “CAPTAIN CALLY” is trending nationally on Twitter. Yay!

  37. Was that Dubinsky with Callahan on the last shift of the first period?

    Is that Garden p.a. announcer Joe Tolleson in Stockholm?

    Was time of possession 19:00 to 1:00 in that period?

    So many questions.

  38. Wicky©the game isn't over until somebody cries!! on

    LGR!!!! DVR is doing it’s work I hope!!

    Just wanted to say hey on the go time thread to all you assens!!

  39. JimboWoodside on

    Don’t break those either – too much of a pain in the aasen to get another pair! Break something cheap and easy to replace!

  40. i think my chinese take out
    i got for the game is
    rushing through
    my system
    faster than
    the Rangers
    have been rushing down the ice

  41. Not to be a negative nelly, but…. yeah… we look like gobbly gook…. LA has the legs/brains tonight and we’re skating in quicksand throwing the puck around aimlessly…

  42. that was painful. i wonder if richards and gabby will get to the rink for the rest of the game we did pretty badwithout them. does anybody know if they are still greiving over not having avery to play on their line? thatcould be a factor wythey havent shown up yet

  43. Doodie Machetto on

    Do not like these lines. Need more Stepan on offense. Either move him up to first or second and slide everyone down.

  44. Agree with passionate ORR, maybe we are playing next Cup winners. But we won 3 out of 4 games with current owners. That’s encouraging. “Cup champion’s beaters” title? Honorable too…

  45. Rhode Island Ranger on

    A top line with only one committed (or semi-committed) forechecker doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence.

    If it weren’t for the surplus of speedy grit that Torts was boasting about this week, I’d also be concerned that the Rangers aren’t talented enough to compete with the elite!

  46. Manny, one of the funniest things of the whole off-season as far as I’m concerned was this idea that you have hockey glasses, meant for throwing. I still crack up when I think of it.

  47. You got it, Jimbo. I will have to start watching games while holding those really cheap mouse traps that didn’t do the job!

  48. Noah, Associate Alternative Assistant Captain on

    I think that is Joe Tolleson…either that, or it’s his voice doppleganger.

  49. JimboWoodside on

    OK, we shouldn’t panic here, but the Kings look really prepared for this game, and we…..don’t.

  50. JimboWoodside on

    >>>You got it, Jimbo. I will have to start watching games while holding those really cheap mouse traps that didn’t do the job!

    GREAT one, Manny! Bravo!

  51. my dad justcalled me and said, “dont ever recommend me something fun to watch again. the rangers are not only bad, but not exciting at all!!”. well there was another potential ranger fan lost.

  52. ok
    for those not used to it
    my “trade Richards” comment
    is just one of my sarcastic remarks
    but
    i didn’t see much from him/his line
    in first period.

    but
    it’s just one period
    against one of the very top teams
    in the league
    that played really hard against us
    last year
    so…….we’ll see what happens

  53. Noah, Associate Alternative Assistant Captain on

    Doughty couldn’t afford a toothbrush during his holdout, OBV!

  54. anyone have a link by any chance. ive been in a meeting and missed the first period. i was having convulsions during the meeting cause i wanted to know whats going on.

  55. Top Reasons the Rangers Started the 2011-12 Season
    with a Horrible First Period:

    10: still bummed out from last night’s yankess loss

    9: ate too much pizza that was shipped over by former Ranger
    Chris Drury

    8:

  56. 8: since they’re still in europe
    the players are confused and still think
    that it’s pre-season

  57. JimboWoodside on

    Grabby – just tell him that the NYR have jet-lag…..maybe he won’t pick up on the fact that they’ve been there for over a week now!

  58. orr- mza wont be suspended. it wasnt a head hit and he didnt hit him that hard. i really doubt he gets suspended. then every hit that knocks somebody into the boards will be suspendable, half the league wont be able to play. call up half te ahl to filin. well thats one good thing cuz we know richard and gabby wont ever get suspended. injured yea, but not suspended

  59. So…. Which player do you think is most likely crying right now in the locker room after Torts Flipped a table, walked out and said “that oughta get em’ going…”?

  60. There is no panic – just Kings are much superior team and Rangers were out of rhythm and their prepped system with first consequent PK. That’s it. If they could collect themselves and get back to their grinding, tough to play against self, that’s biggest question.

  61. JimboWoodside on

    Congratulations, Carp – you lucked out on that assignment!

    Doughty, take some of that money and get some whitening treatments – you can afford them now.

  62. for being such a big event
    i’m surprised that there are
    so many empty seats

    are we really in atlanta?

  63. yeah, no idea why they show a crowd shot during a fight, but if you’re going to show Mama in the crowd, I’m OK with that.

  64. Orr – just thinking that. Send Prust after the cameraman when he gets out of the box! You have a good brawl going on & they pan away to show earing-wearing europansies…

  65. well,
    it wasn’t as if there was a lot going on
    with the fight
    so
    the sight of Mama
    has been the best part of the period

  66. we need somebody to get a photo grab or whatever they call it … maybe somebody can do that when they replay the game tonight?

    please email it to me if you can. I’ll put it in the post tomorrow. rcarpini@lohud.com.

  67. Doodie Machetto on

    Good point. Withdrawn.

    Didn’t recognize Laurel on TV. Was too busy yelling at WTF they would show fans during a fight.

  68. Prust isn’t going to let Rupp take away those momentum fights. He loves doing that. Staged fights are idiotic, but the players think they help turn the momentum.

  69. ps, MSG and Vs. are using an international feed here. The Swedish TV folks probably didn’t know what to do during a fight.

  70. Yea. They sure change the momentum. Especially when you get a delay of game penalty immediately after and end up short-handed.

  71. Carp,

    You think these staged fighters are going to hesitate more now, after the summer of tragedy?

  72. i know chri. i doubt he gets suspended. it wasnt a hardenough hit really. only thing was it wa from behind. stupidplay by zucc, but cmn. it wast that bad

  73. Chris, nope.

    They keep showing that show of downtown Stockholm, and every time that 12-year-old girl walks by dragging on a cigarette. Nice.

  74. I really, really want to see this team on the Power Play. Can somebody draw a penalty please?

  75. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Hey no punching our new Captain!!!!!!

  76. Gross said Wolski has only had one shift this
    period.

    if that’s what happens when it counts
    then Tort should have canned him
    in pre-season

  77. cally and artie playing well. rest suck. girardi is doing well. hank too. thats it. wher is everyone else? wheres stepan? boyle? wolski? duby? rich gabby? where the feck are they?

  78. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Yo Carp , game one and hes not hurt,probally should rest him a bit…

  79. Play Wolski. Come on, he’s not that bad so far. Ridiculous. Unless he did something in the locker room.

  80. Olga Folkyerself on

    10. Rangers will improve 100% from last year and clinch a playoff spot BEFORE they play all 82 games.

    9. The place rangers clinch will be 7th.

    8. Biron will fade during the stretch, Lundqvist will be overworked yet again- 60-65 games, starting 19 out of the last 20.

    7. Rangers will continue to block shots, losing key players for 6 week stretches at a time.

    6. Rangers Gaborik-Richards line will resemble the Republican Party. No left winger making any meaningful contribution.

    5. Lundqvist will be gassed by the playoffs. Rangers go out in the first round to (Who else?) Washington Capitals.

    4. Boston will be East Champions.

    3 Chicago will be West Champions

    2. Black Hawks will win their 2nd Cup in 3 years.

    1. SATHER will not be FIRED :(

  81. whoever was begging and asking for PP. Do you really have it and see THAT?
    They were better 5 X 5

  82. Zuccarello is being put in a situation where he is not going to succeed by getting so little icetime.

  83. firstline is bad!! they send all 3 guys to the same area and get caught everytime anotherodd man rush against. torts better put boyle or fs on that line or somebody defensively responsible.

  84. I can’t wait until Boyle realizes how big he is and crashes the net. That’s gonna be great.

  85. Olga,

    Shocking as it seems, I don’t think Slats is the team’s problem right now. He and Torts have done what they said they were going to do.

    Ryan McD — that’s defense.

  86. 6. Gaborik-Richards line will resemble the Republican Party.— so no one will do anything?

  87. Second period was better, but not anything to get excited about.

    Listening to Pierre McGuire is worse than listening to my mother-in-law. He’s got to be the most boring announcer there is.

  88. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Rangers look pritty good seeing that this is only game one , Playing over seas , being in an afternoon game , playing a western conference team , having no Marc Staal …

  89. May not be a bad idea to get Dubinsky back with AA and Callahan for the third…Kings are checking the first line vey well, it doesn’t matter who is playing with them. The second line is getting more chances

  90. so now instead of having guys out with countless injuries, we will have guys out with countless suspensions. I agree with Milbury, they are making the game a flag football, no hitting, pansyfest.

  91. miked,
    or maybe more like a Dem.Party – always make a wrong moves? Just keep politics out of this at least, will ya?

  92. I know the really bad ice is creating huge problems for the Rangers (both teams actually) but Dubinsky looks absolutely horrid out there.

    He cant even dump the puck in, thats how bad he’s been…

  93. Doodie Machetto on

    Headzo, yes, that’s her!

    I left with about 3:10 left in the period to make a deposit. What did McD do?

  94. I heard a story on the radio yesterday aboot how more and more parents are rushing to the hospital if their kids bump their heads. Just in case.

  95. >>MSG, you cheap Barsads! Send the guys to Sweden!!

    It’s Yom Kippur? Sam Rosen wouldn’t be able to call the matches anyway.

  96. Baby Buffalo looks great and very strong and confident. I think it will be big factor this season.

  97. >>TSN seems to think that MZA could get a hearing from that hit in the 1st.

    That would be ridiculous, really. What’s next, suspension for poke checking the puck away from an opponent?

  98. Jones on Versus wants a suspension for MZA. Milbury got into a big argument with him over it, MIlbury defended the Rangers, saying that the punch on Cally was worse than the push by MZA

  99. >>Sam and Joe are in New York!? Is that the way to do a play-by-play!? WTB!?

    The guys on the Spanish networks have been calling football matches from the studio for YEARS.

  100. JimboWoodside on

    >>>It’s Yom Kippur? Sam Rosen wouldn’t be able to call the matches anyway.

    Oh, right – it’s after sundown over there already……

  101. i don’t get these commercials where they brag that you can watch live tv on your iPad at home. If you’re home, why would you want to watch TV on your iPad?

  102. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    I dunno ’bout you guys but it seems perty darn afternoonish to me right now…

    Gaborik is back!!!!!!

  103. terrible hockey. like watching all star game rules. no hitting, no passion, no dislike for the opponent, no truculence. no good

  104. >>Gaborik is skating well…..at least.

    Uh oh, that’s not good news. I heard that a lot last season.

  105. Doodie Machetto on

    TSNBobMcKenzie Bob McKenzie
    At this point, doesn’t look as tho Europe is option for Sean Avery because it wouldn’t make economic sense. Looks like its CT Whale for him.

  106. I almost wonder if we were thrown off by the NHL sized ice after playing on the euro ice for the last few weeks, yeah? They definitely look better w/ each period… right?

  107. Doodie Machetto on

    “i don’t get these commercials where they brag that you can watch live tv on your iPad at home. If you’re home, why would you want to watch TV on your iPad?”

    Two reasons:

    1) Sports. It’s better than picture in picture. You can watch a whole screen and a second, smaller whole screen.

    2) In the John.

  108. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    81 more game to go guys , if they started to hit someone might get injured already. There is really no reson to play “playoff hockey “right now.

    GO RANGERSSS , MURDER THE BUMS!!!!!!

  109. Both games in Europe are road games for the Rangers. When they get back to North America, they will have 41 home games and 39 road games. Andrew Gross wrote an article on it a couple of days ago.

  110. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Gaborik breaks Jagr’s Ranger team goal scoring record against Philthy Philly with Jagr in da HOUWSEEEE!!!

  111. JimboWoodside on

    >>>I miss my old Hillside Honda guidette. This once isn’t as hot & testy!

    Yeah, what happened to her!?

  112. i cant believe how nervous i am. its only game 1. anybody else a nervous wreck? ohh great. damni!!!!!!

  113. Doodie Machetto on

    While MDZ didn’t lift the stick, how about Gaborik just letting Richards by him without any pursuit.

  114. Noah, Associate Alternative Assistant Captain on

    Let’s win this in OT boys!

    Let’s NOT remember Game 4 last year. :-(

  115. seems like the rangers are gonna continue playing nerve-wracking, low-scoring games this season.. just got get the 2 points

  116. My fantasy team with only people named Richards playing Centre is really going to benefit from this game.

  117. Doodie Machetto on

    I like the forwards for the 4 on 4. Richards-Cally, Dubi-Gaborik: one offense with one good two-way.

  118. Why do sports people need to refer to great matches in specific sports as “chess matches”? It’s not a bloody chess match, it’s a tight hockey game.

  119. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, he hustles really hard on offense. Refreshing to see for us Rangers fans from a high paid FA.

    While backchecking, not so much.

  120. Noah, Associate Alternative Assistant Captain on

    Would rather win in OT because of the stupid playoff tiebreaking rules.

  121. This is the Coughlin rule — the more you act like a strict disciplinarion, the more your team takes dumb penalties anyway.

  122. i like what was tweeted

    jessespector Jesse Spector
    Willie Mitchell gets this whole Europe thing. Penalty for sure on Ryan McDonagh, but a Champions League-level flop.

  123. Olga Folkyerself on

    Ranger get just a pity point.

    Save ’em all! They might be worth something near game #82….

  124. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Im gonna puke !!!!

    Ok we got a point….all’s not lost but geeze man we gave them the game.

  125. JimboWoodside on

    Mike Richards still torments us, even when he’s out of the division….. :-(

    Crapola!!

  126. Noah, Associate Alternative Assistant Captain on

    Pretty sure 24/7 tapings don’t start for another month or so.

  127. gave up a point.. looked decent . the good news is they should have won playing decent only but PP at the end.

    richards improved as game went on. gaborik looked good. dubi and cally looked good. no suprises there.

    wolski did zippo. same for zuccarelo.

    girardi and mcdonagh before his penalty played well.

    obviously staal is a bog loss.. it is a long season want to get the points early..

    4 pk’s to 1, that hurt big time……….

  128. just never change. this ishow it is every year. blow leads late, get late penalties all the time!!! wtf they dont learn. i know its 1 game, i dont care. itsjust the same thing over and over. it was an offensive zone penalty too. bench mcdumbas next game.. bring up somebody who isnt an idiot. send a message these guys take stupidpenalties in crucial moments. trade everybody now!!!!!

  129. JimboWoodside on

    Every freakin’ time I hear “Jack Johnson” I think of James Earl Jones…….

  130. first king goal turnover at the bluelien, 2nd goal richards deflection.

    3rd goal PP….

    these team is the most talented they have in many years, they are young also…

    wonder if they can move stepan up instead of fedetenko. stepan is a good player and can create with good guys..

  131. Ron Duguay says————-Avery is the best 3-on-4 pker in the league. if they had him they would have won.

  132. JimboWoodside on

    Dubi probably called the ref that made that lousy penalty call a corksoaker……..

  133. yep. bench a 23 year old stud d man for a penalty….

    why don’t they send him down for 10 games.

    mcdonagh made a mistake, it was a penalty. it happens….

  134. I think its impossible to judge the skill players like Zuccarello, Wolski, Gaborik etc. b/c the puck was bouncing all over the place.

    I mean besides their 1st goal on a turnover/bad ice play Kopitar was non-existant as well and he’s one of the better players in the game.

  135. I wonder if NYR are going to be horrible in the 1st period every game this season. Weren’t we that way in the 3rd last season?

    Torts needs to get Dubinsky off the top line, and move him down. Put Step-On on the top line, and Feds down to the 3rd or 4th line.

  136. Did you hear Milbury say the Stanley Cup winners of recent years played in Europe and lost their first game. Anahmeim lost to Buffalo too and we play them next?

  137. i was just being sacastic guys. i love mcdonagh hewas great all game. bad penaty but still, we got the point that wil get us into 8th this year!!

  138. Dubi will be suspended for calling the ref a “#$@$%%^&&”

    and then Shanny will go on video to explain to us the word that Dubi used, and he will show us in slow motion the words coming from dubi’s lips, and then hold up the dictionary and the nhl rulebook and say that Dubi violated rule 69 for “truculent and longshoremen-like language”

  139. JimboWoodside on

    Well, waiving Avery didn’t make the refs let up on us, penalty-wise – 4 to 1 disadvantage on the calls….

  140. Another nearly unwatchable game brought to its thrilling conclusion by a soft goal in overtime. The Rangers are back, everyone!!! Here’s looking forward to another mediocre chapter in the longest re-build in professional sports!!!

    Bad ice. The team is tired. It’s only the first game of the season. Blah blah blah. One look at that defense and I get the sneaking supsicion that adding Jeff Woywitka to the line up isn’t quite the move they need. And Staal coming back isn’t going to instantly make this team into the fourth-place finisher everyone seems to think they have the potential to be.

    I’m sick of this every season. It’s always the same. Joke’s on me I guess, for failing to remember once again that “youth movement” is a euphemism for “bad team.”

  141. JimboWoodside on

    >>>Dubi will be suspended for calling the ref a ”#$@$%%^&&”

    Probably! Priceless……

  142. Sad we didn’t win, but overall it was a pretty entertaining game. Not a bad way to start the season. Weak call in OT, however.

  143. onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    Its only the first game ..but its Deja Vu all over again.
    I didn’t think LA out played NY but they took advantage of ranger miscues.
    NY took too many shots from the outside.

  144. onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    JimboWoodside October 7th, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    Every freakin’ time I hear “Jack Johnson” I think of James Earl Jones…….

    or the rock n roller

  145. JimboWoodside on

    I don’t know the rock n roller, onecup – but if I did, I’d think of him, too!

  146. LMAO, people are suicidal already….Kings have in place already what we are hoping to build- a young team that is ready to compete for SC. Did you really think, aside from firs period, the Rangers looked outmatched? I thought they were a better team in the third and could’ve won it. MDZ made a positional mistake and McD took a penalty. What do you expect? They both looked pretty good otherwise

  147. Dan LD

    the funny thing is I dont think the defense was a problem at all today. Del Zotto just got out-positioned by a superior player and the Rangers lost the PP battle. The first goal was a fluke…

    No reason to be doom and gloom

  148. Damn right. Her sister works for the NY Jets. I guess she’s like, their Al Troutface, or something like that.

    She was SI’s rookie of the year last year. Only 18 or 19. Probably be on the cover at some point.

  149. JimboWoodside on

    Wow, ORR – you sure know how to pick’em! I don’t even wanna think about what I’d do with her if I only had the chance……my heart won’t take it!

  150. glass half empty on

    only 81 more chances to say “game over. season over. the sky is falling. it is armageddon in Rangerland.”

  151. I know what I’d do!

    I’d light some candles! Bust out the Ben & Jerry’s, and all night long, we’d play some monopoly!!!

    That’s the RR version, at least.

    She’s a babe! But, Candice Swanepoel is still my favorite supermodel! South Africa FTW!

  152. what bothers me the most if you have del zotto playing on the 2nd pair. he needs to tie up richards stick not play his waist.

    the good = a point

    the bad = offensive zone penalties, blown lead late. nothing from stepan zucc wolski line who by theway are atrocious in there own zone.

    we neeed staal or this will be the same crap every year

  153. JimboWoodside on

    Mike Richards sure looks like he’s gonna help the Kings this year – he may help them win their division.

  154. he may help them get to the cup final

    i have them losing to hawks in conf finals may have to rethink that

  155. OK….

    I like the Lightnings too, Carp. I see them going all the way the final…

    Leastern:
    1.Tampa
    2.Philly
    3.Pitt
    4.Wash
    5.NYR
    6.Bruins
    7.Ottawa
    8.Devils

    Bestern
    1. Wings
    2. Nucks
    3. Ducks
    4. Kings
    5. Hawks
    6. Sharks
    7. Minny
    8. Preds

  156. glass half empty on

    Ottawa in the top 8? you gotta be smokin’ something. they are a TERRIBLE team this year.

  157. Kristy & mama… Sorry I could make it after the game, huge headache after those two penalties and that ending… Or/and it’s got something with the getting up at 03:30 to do.

    Anyhow, If you find a place for tomorrow I’m in!

  158. JimboWoodside on

    I was going to ask where Juha Widing was – I think he was the first Swede ever to play for the Rangers – but I wiki’d him and I see that he died at age 37, in 1984 – heart attack – shocking!

  159. JimboWoodside on

    C3, he did see it – and he commented on it – great work in capturing that clip!

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