It’s Go Time!


Game 8. First homer of 41.

First after that ridiculous world-wide journey.

First game of the renovation. First game for Ryan Callahan as Captain. First home games at MSG for Brad Richards and Tim Erixon, and Mike Rupp (assuming he plays) and maybe Jeff Woywitka (if he plays, but I doubt it).

Michael Sauer is expected to return from his shoulder injury.

Introductions will incorporate a stick salute by the NYPD and FDNY hockey teams. During the course of the game there will be a video tribute to Derek Boogaard, Alexander Karpovtsev and Karel Rachunek, former Rangers who passed away tragically this summer.

Remember, the Rangers’ entrance onto the ice is no longer at the red line. It is to the left of the home bench (if you’re facing the ice; right if you’re facing the bench).

As unsightly as it’s been, ya boys have won three of four and they take on a Maple Leaves team on a surprisingly good start (5-2-1), including Phil Kessel, who leads the NHL in scoring (9-6-15).

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  1. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    CCCP, do not worry i will be there next thursday..make up for the losses.

    Sympathetically yours,

  2. Orr – Rupp is not playing due to a sore knee. They didn’t have the chance for him to dress.

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








    GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. iDoodie machetto on

    IDoodie Machetto
    1 min ago
    First impression: complete and total clusterbuff! They are about a month and a half behind scheule, all of the extra wide corridors are beyond packed. Can’t move at all. Most food places are not scheduled to open until nov/dec, so places that are actually open have lines that are 150 people deep.

    Also, I don’t like the design of having all of the good food on one floor. It’s so hard to get down and up with all of the construction going on. This is just a buff up of the highest order.

  5. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    Greg, that enthusiasm will soon dissipate when our heroes are being outshot 12-3 after one period of play.

  6. I have a T-shirt but beyond disappointed that it wasn’t fired at me from an air gun being held by a giant furry mascot at center ice.

  7. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    Rupp hurt his knee changing his background on twitter. Rangers should ban their players from twitter. They look foolish with their odd spelling and cheesy comments… apparently, biron has tipped us off to the location of the rangers farm team: the place of three apples high straggly tooth picks:

  8. Rupp probably hurt his knee while trying to fight someone that was bigger than him….

  9. iDoodie machetto on

    The lower level is vacant. Otherwise pretty full. They guys next to me bought tickets from the box office this morning. They are instructed view though.

  10. Thanks, bob.

    Went by the Garden, saw Mess (he looked great!) , Graves, Duguay, Gilbert and bunch of hot Ranger fans chicks! Sitting all alone by the bar at flying puck now munching on a burger waiting for my girl to show up.

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

    Bob , BOB , BOB you are sooooo WRONG!!!!!!!

    WRONG man , sooooo wrong!!!!!


  12. LW3H

    let’s hope you won’t have to say “I went to the Rangers game and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” Let’s hope they win tonight!

  13. This will be a battle of the goal tenders. If Hank can shut down Kessel, the Rangers will roll over the Leafs Jonas Guftavsson 4.88 GAA. Lets go with Rangers 5 – Leafs 2 (only because Kessel is hot right now) of course Hank can shut ANY team down on any given night.

    Let’s Go Boys!!!!!

    Big WIN at MSG tonight.

    I have to say I’m a little excited to see Frattin play for the Leafs. He was our point leader for the Fighting Sioux last year. I wish him well, but not against the Rangers. Is it ok to have a Fighting Sioux put up points on the King as long as the Rangers win?

    Let’s Go Rangers!!!

  14. they really, really do spend too much time talking about the opponents, especially early in the show.

    A few boos for Tortorella. I imagine that might have to do with No. 16.

    Place sure doesn’t sound loud like it used to sound.

  15. Thanks, Carp – they’ve probably priced the fans out of those close-to-the-ice seats, just like the Yankees did…..

  16. N.CountryNYRFan on

    I hate living upstate. I can’t beleive they have blacked out the Rangers home opener because the Sabres are also playing tonight. I am SO PISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. iDoodie machetto on

    The lower and mezzanine level seats are black and others are green/teal. Looks like the shark tank!

    Lower level has filled in. Pretty packed.

  18. I’d just as soon send Torts to another organization entirely

    still total silence on 970AM

  19. The last time I heard John Amarante sing the national anthem he was 2 full measures behind the organ…The organ finished the song 15 seconds before John stopped singing.

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


    WE ARE HOME!!!

    GO GO GO GO G GO !!!

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

    JAGRRRR great assist!!! Why did we let him gooooooo , BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!


  22. Rangers home opener and the radio station has had stone silence for nearly 10 minutes. I’d like to see this happen with any other sport.

  23. Incredible, Lloyd – that’s such a weak backup station anyway – I swear, the NYR make some pretty sucky media buy decisions…

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


    yeah baby!!!!

  25. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    greg, these are the only type goals we score: serendipitous.

    Lucky in Love,

  26. yeah that’s not coming in down here.

    up to 20 minutes of total silence on the NYC Rangers station. what a joke.

  27. 970 AM is a total embarrassment! They’re not ready for prime-time at all……..shameful!

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


    No BOB my enthesiasm is not gonna ….umm here is what ya said..”Greg, that enthusiasm will soon dissipate ”

    NO dis here!!!!

  29. NYR should get out of the contract with them and try to get on Bloomberg Radio – they seem to know what to do…

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

    I love superdepedious goals!!! we are out attacking them , period. You were wrong. sorry .


    GO GO GO GO GO!!!!

  31. Mike Johnson is such a hoser. “What a good call. You can’t take that path through the crease.” He wasn’t in the crease until Komisarek pushed him you hartnell byfuglien!!!

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

    WOHOOOOOOOO GREAT SAVE HANK!!! Hank is now ELITE , this year he earned it already!!!

  33. Still no audio on 970 AM – will they be silent throughout the whole game!? Amazing…

  34. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    greg, i have asthma too…. but i use a daily pump as preventive maintenance. Our heroes are actually looking interested in playing. Woofski and Christenson are like the same exact player. Eli Whitney would be proud.

  35. He’s been great, Mickey. He really is skating so well so far this season. Still, would like to see more shots! I know he has it in him…

  36. no idea who’s doing the game since the radio feed in New York has been totally silent since about 10 after 7

  37. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    ROFL! …stay away from the goalie, callie!! captain cost us two goals already.

  38. NYDNRangers profile

    NYDNRangers Leafs center Tim Connolly just got two minutes for “clipping” … Guess Rex won’t be calling him for a tryout anytime soon


  39. So, is this a new defensive strategy? Anytime an opposing player is near your goalie, hurl him into the goalie? Kinda rough on the goaltenders, but maybe it’s a good strategy!?

  40. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    mcdonagh only guy I wouldn’t trade…my favorite ranger now

    Nyr_fan, radio is for milton berle adn the texaco stars

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

    Mcdonagh is a beast .

    WE ARE HOME!!!!!

    YEAH BABYY!!! Love this gameeee!!!

  42. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    Does Walsh get to do all Ranger games this season he’s officiated half the Ranger games already

  43. The dipships at 970 ought to take a game feed off the Rangers website and stuff it into the audio chain!!

  44. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    Bob I lov listening to Maloney on the radio but i’m not an old geezer lol

  45. Jimbo:

    Yeah this is pathetic, I don’t care how often it happens. The fact that they’ve had over 30 minutes of silence on the only radio station in New York City broadcasting the Rangers home opener indicates that they don’t give a crap about hockey.

    At least the stream works.

  46. HockeymanRangers on

    First time on here in awhile, been very buy. So glad to be able to sit down and watch a game.

    Wow why are they calling this game so tight, IT SUCKS. Let them play already.

    Carp I was up in Binghamton for some Spedi’s a couple of weeks ago.

  47. Totally embarrassing, Lloyd – If I was in management at that station, I’d want to fire someone…

  48. True, Mickey – but they really should have had more than that one goal after that period. I hope it doesn’t wind up biting them in the butt by game’s end….

  49. getting some pretty negative reports from my friends at the game about the unfinished condition of everything…lines being twenty-deep for everything except cash-only beer

  50. Olga Folkyerself on

    “lines being twenty-deep for everything”

    Did they go for the cuisine or to watch hockey?

  51. also being told that the lower bowl’s concourse isn’t nearly as beautiful as the Rangers broadcasting crew are suggesting. most of the food isn’t open and there are construction blockades all over the place.

  52. iDoodie machetto on

    Lloyd, chicken and fries line pregane was 150 people, at least.

    Carp, I wanted to come visit but couldn’t figure out how to get to you.

    Some idiot behind me asked why anyone cared about Felix Potvin. Ugh.

  53. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    rangers played a good period…maybe they can build on this…toronto doesn’t look half as fast as edmonton….

    bill pinto reminds me of a marionette look how his arms stay close to his side and only his head moves with body moving slightly and mechanically…maybe they use him for the Davey and Goliath remake.

  54. iDoodie:

    yeah my buds are saying chicken and fries is at least a 40-minute wait now. insanity.

  55. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    bob’s tip for men: time your haircut so it is in early december…than next time you go get haircut make it end of january…avoid the christmas season malarkey tip. …yes, i know a straggle tooth move.

  56. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    lloyd braun: maybe the idiots from Occupy Wall Street are in the 300s ….market almost at yearly highs as the vietnam war protests spread across the country…gotta love it!

  57. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    guy out 80 worries…everyone gets healthy against the Rnagers

  58. HA!!!! At 8:14 pm 970-AM gets the feed – just in time for the Leafs to score………. :-(

  59. Lundqvist gets beat quite often through the blocker arm on the short side. He should probs work on that.

  60. Olga Folkyerself on

    What happened to Biron? Did he see his shadow last time, so there’s six more weeks of Lundqvist?

  61. Stranger Nation on

    Gabby working it. Start hitting boys, these loafs are soft, cept Orr and the guy who just Jack hammered newburry face

  62. >>>As Noberries took each punch, that’s all I thought aboot, Jimbo. LOL!

    Two sick minds thinking alike – scary!!! ;-D

  63. Rangers never seem to put the right amount of touch on their passes, clears, etc.

    Oops, and there goes another squandered 2-on-1.

  64. Of course the Rangers suck on 2 on 1s. It’s similar to having a power play, so they freak out.

  65. HockeymanRangers on

    Ok what the heck is up with these guys? Can they only concentrate for the first 20 minutes. Not playing well again .

  66. Stranger Nation on

    There is no break out plan from our zone. When was the last odd man rush we had?

    Having an elite goalie should allow you to release a man to stretch the D. 5 below the circles makes it tough to get any push

  67. Bring Back Straka on

    Man this defense needs to wake up. Ship Del Zotto out. He just doesn’t have it and never will.

  68. Boy, they’re really flirting with disaster here… many breakaways and flubbed plays..thank God for Hank…

  69. So far, this period, shots on goal 12-4 Toronto. Sickening. First period they were 16-10 in favor of Rangers. Someone said they fell asleep during intermission. You’re right!

  70. Looks like TO did a rope-a-dope on us…let us shoot ourselves silly in the first, then came out and took the game over in the second…

  71. Bring Back Straka on

    henrik out of position…give me a break. 3rd time it was one on one in front of him in the period. henrik should run now.

  72. Remember when they were putting everything on net in first? That was kinda awesome. I want to see that again.

  73. Sam or Joe is right — another classic example of the Rangers easing up on a team’s goalie just when he looks shaky.

  74. Stranger Nation on

    Feeling better about my 2-1 NYR victory call.

    GWG – callymon – this time it counts

  75. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    ok, so i was a period off with my 12-3 toronto shot lead prediction. Garden is quiet because NY folks are civilized..carry on.

    grey Poupon Bob

  76. Hey everyone! What’s the score? Time Warner has the game blocked out here since the Sabres are playing tonight.

  77. iDoodie machetto on

    Carp, I found the media room! You were writing your story so I didn’t want to bother you, but now I’ve got it figured out!

  78. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    rangers power play best labeled as between moribund and comatose.

  79. OMG!!!!!
    finally able to concentrate on the game!!!!

    been “babysitting” pup cause jpg’s wife had a pilates class to teach.

    need liquid refreshment

  80. did Richards get a bit of a “benching”
    seemed as if Cally line was leaned on more

    hated HATED Richards, Gabby moving so far
    down during pp

    just catching up….a bit

  81. 1-1, eh? Let’s go Rangers!!!!!! It’s killing me that I can’t see the game! Damn Time Warner!

  82. Sam: “What was the problem tonight, Captain?”

    Cally: “The building looks so different, we didn’t feel like we were playing at home….these seat colors are distracting…..”

  83. How many clear shots have the Rangers put on the Leaf goalie, a goalie who gives up so many rebounds? 3? Ridiculous! Is Brad Richards playing? Maybe it’s time Tortorella gives him the Gaborik treatment….

  84. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    team collapsing…. about as good as john travolta in battlefiedl earth film

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



    Hugo , dont stepan the logo dummazz!!!

  86. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    dubinsky the lon chaney of the rangers: invisible man

  87. That would be Claude Rains…he was the invisible man…and there goes the game – 3-1 Leafs….

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

    HOLEYY goals for Torontooooooooooobooooooooooooo!! BUT wait, we are not done yet….

    Bring it on , so they want to have a shoot out…

  89. i didn’t want to say that i thought that this would happen
    because i didn’t want sound negative
    a Big Event
    a second string goalie

    the perfect recipe for Us to play like carcillo

    hope to bring wrong and see a comeback

  90. I do not like any of the three goals against Lundqvist. Game over! Home opener over! Season over!

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

    RANGERS DONT SUCK man!!! Only down by a couple…we can do this!!!


  92. So this is what happens when goaltending can’t save the Rangers. Man, they have look bad in these last two periods. Really bad. Just like they did on the road.

    Wow, Dubi stinks. Terrible play, terrible decisions.

    Come on, Rangers.

  93. “The more things change, the more they stay the same”……..who said that? Must have been a Ranger fan…

  94. like I’ve said before. The rangers get screwed by the refs. The refs make up there own rules when against the Rangers.

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


    GO RANGERS!!!! should be tied!!!

  96. 4generations 4 cups on

    Dubinsky is the problem on this team. Someone who gets top minutes and doesnt put the puck away. Ever.

  97. oh great and now my cable went out. this is just not my night to see or hear the Rangers.

    does anyone have a link to a stream?

  98. 4generations 4 cups on

    NYR fans should chant “WE WANT SCORING!”

    When was the last time we had a 5spot?

  99. Julie, I honestly don’t think so – except for a temporary flaw in the time-space continuum (in 1994) they have consistently been born under a bad sign……like the old CREAM song….

  100. “We want Avery” chant… The croud should be asking for the life support equipment instead. For the most of our players.

  101. I’ll say this now, before the season gets any uglier. I am NOT at all impressed with Brad Richards’ game.

  102. If the Rangers folded their tent(s) due to the misallowed goals, they deserve to be picking first overall next June…seems to me like the Rangers often look for excuses to fold their tents…

  103. Lackluster? Wow – they plain SUCK tonight – NO skating, lots of gliding. How long before Torts starts to get heat?

  104. i understand ORR!!

    i’ve been good so far this season
    but i think i’ve exploded with enough
    curse words during this period to
    make satan cringe in fear

  105. yeah you guys are right this is really a dynamic lineup

    clearly heaps more talent here than anything Sean Avery could give you. I mean you can just see how good Artem Anisimov looks.

  106. Jimbo-the Rangers are cursed. I truly believe that! I’ve been a fan for many years and it’s always the same.

  107. Way to show up for the home opener, guys. Oh, wait, you did for 20 minutes. Renney team style.

  108. all they have to do is shoot from the left wing, bad angle to beat Henrik. that is 3 like that tonight

  109. funny Chris
    we actually showed up in the first period
    but not the next two rather than
    our 2012 usual
    of not showing up for the first…
    ah hell,
    we all know that

  110. “I’ll say this now, before the season gets any uglier. I am NOT at all impressed with Brad Richards’ game.”

    Richards is not supposed to be a difference maker. Just a compliment. I don’t have high expectations for him as a Ranger. Maybe 70 points? You don’t build a team around a guy like Richards…

    I’m more concerned with Homegrown Dubi and Artie right now…Even Boyle could step it up…

  111. Rangers on the verge of getting humiliated on home ice

    Way to go, Torts. You’ve got this team firing on all cylinders.

  112. 4generations 4 cups on

    I remember a game where the Rangers were up 5-2 late in the 3rd and let up 3 quick ones, and lost in OT to a Kaberle shot. Just sayin’..

  113. If you’re down more than one and you score, don’t fist bump. Get back to the bench and do it again.

  114. Hey, MDZ’s had a tough night, but he’s trying to do stuff with the puck at least. Nice to see him get rewarded with a goal.

  115. biggest balls they’ve shown all night was celebrating that crap goal

    also, good job, Dubinsky

  116. Looks like they shot their wad in the first period, got a few goals (2 disallowed) and then got owned by the Leafs…

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

    You do the math , NOT down by one.


  118. That is a terrible, terrible, pansy call. But Dubi needs a benching. Journeyman who can’t even play well consistently.

  119. >>Richards is not supposed to be a difference maker. Just a compliment.

    Say WHAT? And how much did we pay for this complimentary part again?

  120. 4generations 4 cups on

    >>> I’d bench Dublowsky, and call up MZA. This kid needs a rude awakening.

    Brother speak the Truth.

  121. This team is the worst Rangers team I have seen in quite some time. There is no spark, not fun to watch, and they cannot shoot a puck for the life of them. The only reason the Rangers have even been relevant the last few seasons is because of Hank. I’m sick of it.

  122. Dubi sucks tonight, but I did not see any penalty there – was it something he said!?

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

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!! I love this team , wake up and REALIZE we will get better …very soon!!

  124. Am I crazy or are the Rangers getting even more extreme in their flaws? Dependence on Hank, inability to hit the net, terrible penalties, no spark supplied by leadership or coaches, etc.

  125. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    JRP, i been saying this for days…there is too much optimism right now here…we need to seriously downgrade expectations…i am hopeful that they will be net sellers and rebuild with high draft picks…sell em all except Ryan McDougal.

  126. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    greg, sorry little buddy…I was hoping I was wrong.

  127. And that, my friends, is what we are going to be seeing this season, by the looks of it…..

  128. Bring Back Straka on

    26-14 shots against for final 2 periods on home ice. Nice pride. Way to defend your home ice.

  129. JBytes….if you’re blaming this on Richards, you got things to learn. Him and Gaborik have probably been the only forwards keeping this thing afloat….along Feds.

  130. >>>Only 14 SOG…at home…against a shaky goaltender……..disgraceful….

    In the last 2 periods, that is….

  131. Bob, Why are all of us New Yorkers harsh on the Yankees when they lose, but it seems that when the Knicks and Rangers lose they still think they are doing great. We have 1 cup in over 50 years! One CUP! I am a heartbroken Whalers fan and became a Ranger fan after the move. I’m getting tired of never seeing post season hockey past the first round.

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

    Lots of money spend on this fricking building and what…they didnt get better ice!!!!!????

    AWWW come on , no excuses but come on!!! Our ice SUCKs!!!! Bad ice , brand new seats!!!!

    YAAAAA we have new consession stands and a new dressing room!!! Who cares ’bout the ice,,nobody ever uses that…..

    Come on already!!!! How much money do we need to fix this problem???

    Gaborik needs smooother ice but it seems all the millions and millions of cash , we are still stuck with GARBAGE ice. ty msg , great!!!!

  133. I hate to say it, but maybe we would have had a chance if Hank stopped some of those softies.

    One of the weirdest goalies in the NHL! He stops amazing scoring chances, but lets in so many unbelievably soft goals.

    Need more offense though, obviously.

  134. Bring Back Straka on

    Your opening/every other night post game quotes:
    “we gotta be better on home ice”
    “we came out flat in the 2nd”
    “give credit to (insert opposing team). they played a hard game”

    The real question is how long will it take for Hank to break that glass walking to the lockerroom? I bet by the all-star break.

  135. >>if you’re blaming this on Richards, you got things to learn.

    I’m not blaming anything on anyone. I’m simply saying his game doesn’t impress. This team needs a difference maker which he isn’t.

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOO the ice still sucks!!!!!!

    Awww come on MSG !!!


    RANGERS still the best , just need to work a few bugs out.

  137. did not see the Dubinsky late 3rd penalty.

    the rangers played horrible.

    the only players who played well were; gabby, mcdonagh, and sauer because it was his first game back.

    they cannot pass, shoot, or get any offense going besdies that they were great. 1st period they played well first disallowed goal should not have been. 2nd and 3rd period the ywere horrible.

    the ygenerated no offense at all…………anisimov is playing horrible, same for stepan, boyle, and down the line., callahan looks timid or slow or jsut off. they look BAD…..

    instead of getting it out of the zone they play around with it and often trun the puck over and offensively are doing almost nothing. for every good thing MDZ does he does equal amount of bad things…………..

    what a mess…….

  138. I guess it all depends on what you expected from him. Difference maker he is not. But he sure as heck has helped Gaborik thus far.

  139. I tell you this – if this team stays as inept as they’ve looked so far this season, that are NOT going to even get a sniff of the playoffs this year…

  140. This team’s offensive “prowess” actually looks worse than last year. Talk about ZERO offensive pressure. We’re talking AHL pressure at BEST

    8 games in, and they’ve pretty much been outplayed in every single one of them.

    Not wanting to panic, but I honestly don’t see much to make me believe this team can contend for anything this year. They look slow, confused, lost and not a whole lot of fire.

    The “We Want Avery” chant was a highlight of the night. Hope Torts heard it…only because I know it’ll annoy him. :-)

    G’night all!

  141. henirk may have stunk in the 3rd but saved like 3 goals in the 2nd period.

    there offense stinks, they cannot ge tthe puck out of there zone. they cannot pass nor receive the puck on there stick..

    callahan is playing poor…. almost no one is playing well…..forward wise they are horrible…………….

  142. they have basically been outplayed in all 8 games good teams win games they should not that is the only ray of sunshine so far.

    alot of work to get done, alot to fix. this team should be much better….

  143. And Greg, you’re absolutely right. Hundreds of millions of dollars to renovate the arena and they STILL have the shittiest ice in the NHL?????

    Nothing like priorities in Dolan-land

  144. this team showed last year that
    it could be a difference
    but i’m really really starting to
    question the team’s overall
    Hockey IQ
    because of the multiple mistakes they make
    — shooting wide
    –moving too deep into the zone during pp so that you’re
    right next to opponent when you shoot
    –losing where opponent is in your zone
    –inability to create ANY offense
    –inability for goalie to come out past the paint
    –inability for goalie to stop a short side shot

  145. “I’d bench Dublowsky, and call up MZA. This kid needs a rude awakening.”

    MZA is a tough kid. Rangers sure could use a spark plug like him now. I hope he’s OK after that hit the other night. But, you never know! Sad! I also read the Ryan Bourque has a concussion!

  146. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    JRP, we could use a little Kevin Dineen on this team.

  147. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    this team showed last year that
    they could actually back into the playoffs
    on the last day of the season,
    and make it seem like
    “they meant to do that”

  148. These renovations seem to only serve the purpose of getting more concessions money out of the fans’ pockets – with luxury booths, more food concession stands….etc…..

    Yeah, they remade the dressing rooms….how exactly does that help very much?

    All to justify an increase in ticket prices for a team and ownership that doesn’t deserve it…

  149. And the renovations can probably all be written off on taxes, as improvements to the property….

  150. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    this team needs a high volume selloff to flush out all the weak hands….trade brendon dubinsky, trade callie and then trade MDZ ….GET ALL HIGH DRAFT PICKS!!! LOAD UP DRAFT PICKS AS IF YOU WERE NOAH AND THE ARK. the team would perform the same this year, AND you can rebuild the right way.

  151. Well, at least they get to sit in their beautiful new comfy locker room after barely breaking a sweat during the game. Maybe enjoy the sauna. Stop in the Delta 360 lounge for a drink and a meal.

    They’re the New York Rangers…most coddled team in the NHL.

    I’m actually angry at how little emotion this team has showed. An almost refusal to compete.

    I don’t mind saying I would LOVE to have Sather force Torts to call up Avery and play him. For no other reason than to get it through that this team has WAY too many players who play like they’re auditioning for a stumble-on role on “The Walking Dead”

    Brandon Dubinsky…we hardly knew ye…has he done ANYTHING this year other than terrorize goalies with a snow shower?

  152. can we get some sports psychologist
    some Tony byfuglien Robbins
    some hypno therapist
    in that freekin locker room
    what is so d*** frustrating is
    that we have seen these players
    do well and yet they don’t have the
    cojones to actually make good on that
    and be consistent!

  153. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    The New York NOXON’s

    They look bad forwards, backwards, upside down and upside down backwards…

  154. Olga Folkyerself on

    Gomez, Drury, Mara, Backman, Perry Pearn… Sather was a freaking Genius in those days.

    Just think what might have happened, if they only would have not stepped on that logo…

  155. Why can’t the other Rangers be losing instead of our Rangers?

    I don;t think I deal with everyone being all depressed tomorrow at work.

  156. Czechthemout!!! on

    Wow! Another game played without any emotion at all. They cannot generate any offense at all.
    What bugs me about Torts is that he talks a good game but coaches a sh!t game.

  157. Good evening all!

    Well, OK, maybe not….sigh…

    Carp, “only mama and ilb…dammit.”..gee :)
    all, ilb and I got lucky…it’s a beeatch to meet the press now..

    I didn’t think the crowd was all that bad, but the new MSG? I’ll withhold final judgment til it’s all done….but….seat color, ick….and yes, it’s all shiny new and lovely with new kiosks for merch, beer, whatever…but it is a mess! crowds snaking through, total confusion…..I hope they work it out.

    even old timers on the escalators were wondering where to get off for their section….

    worst! no way to get through from section to section can’t cruise around the arena, you just go to your section….I know other arenas have that, too, but I don’t like it….bad bad bad.

    But had great fun pre-game with the heads!!! Manny! So great to meet you! and eric!

  158. Olga Folkyerself on

    Bolgamama! Still got the Sunday papers? Well, if you do, start spreading them around the Garden early next home game. Maybe you can catch some of the Ranger Droppings ahead of time…

  159. glad you found some positives tonight MAMA
    did you ever give an overview of
    your trip?

    if you did i missed it

  160. StanFischler Stan Fischler
    One thing that needs fixing right away on the Blueshirts’ side is the power play.

    LOL! Duh! No Shyte Sherlock!

  161. just cause i’m in a carcillo mood
    here’s my sarcastic negative prediction for the season
    after seeing how uninspired and lack of
    Hockey IQ
    this team has displayed

    Tort fired after allstar break, Messier takes over
    do a bit better but not enough to break out of
    a chance for a top 6 pick
    not good enough to be in the lottery
    and when we do finally pick
    it’ll be Hugh Jessiman
    the Sequel

  162. Olga Folkyerself on

    jpg- couldn’t you squeeze in a “Sather retires due to health reasons” in there somewhere?

  163. Hey:

    Positives: Great first period. Shots on Goal. ON GOAL. Sauer was back and made an impact.

    Negatives: Third Defensive pair looked ROUGH. Del Zotto took a step back.

    That was a bummer.

  164. Olga, I always save the Sunday papers :)

    jpg, I’ll FB you….most people are bored of hearing about it by now :)

  165. of course now.
    a carcillo of a night
    with that in mind
    Sather quietly signs an extension in the summer

  166. Terrible, depressing start for the season at home – just no urgency at all. Where is the pride!?

  167. Wowz
    reminds me of Wolski

    i think the little kid and female shooting
    between periods at the blackhawks game
    had more power on their shots

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