Avery’s out tomorrow, but his presence is felt today


Here are a couple of interviews, then I have to run:

Sean Avery:


John Tortorella:




Gotta run to football. See youse later.


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  1. bob The Builder (potential Mensa member) on

    Avery creating a temporary sugar fix for glucose addicted Rangers fans. But Rangers producing ADP not the good energy ATP. This team is a basement dweller. Joe Thornton says so.

    C6, H12, 06,


  2. bob The Builder (potential Mensa member) on

    Wash that positivity right out of your hair, and let the sun shine in with a long overdue top 5 pick.

    Bob, O ye of the Grecian Formula fan club for men and wayward basement dwellers

  3. bob The Builder (potential Mensa member) on

    Caps fans were raucous to the point of causing ruckus…MSG is as loud a roomful of monks with a decades long vow of silence!

    Monastic Bob

  4. bob The Builder (potential Mensa member) on

    Bob’s Jokes:

    Monk takes a vow of silence upon entering monastery. After 7 years he says to the head monk,”Cold.” ….He waits another 7 years and says,’Hungry.”…finally after 21 years he approaches the head monk, and is interrupted before speaking by the head monk who says,” Don’t say a another word. All you’ve done is complain since you’ve been here!”

  5. Sean sounds subdued and very careful with what he says…Good question by Carp about whether Torts understands it’s not just a regular player….Was Torts clear on that?

  6. I thought Tortorella answered most of the questions pretty well. You can’t really say that Avery is a special case because that’s not fair to the guys that have been with the team, etc., etc. Part of my issue is I don’t think Tortorella really believes this team has the tools to play consistently well, and in essence he’s just going to be riding the hot hand from one shift to the next. Maybe that’s the only way to catch a team with a serious talent deficit, but I also don’t think there’s any grand plan either.

  7. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    torts had an interesting comment about the D man situation I thought…makes me think they are adding from outside the organization

  8. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    isn’t it the coach’s job to get them to play consistently??

    and then if he is doing his job properly and some players are not playing consistently isn’t it the GMs job to get players that play consistently in the system the coach is implementing?

    I understand guys will have an “off” game, but an “off” game and a 10 game looking like crap stretch are two different things IMHO.

  9. Do reporters even ask Torts about Staal anymore?

    Is there some secret agreement among reporters not to ask about him since it is clear that he will be out for the season?

  10. Wick, you can make that argument, but it’s really up to the players to be consistent. I mean, can you imagine Torts telling EC to play tough? That’s like asking a newborn baby to lift a dumbbell. Point being, you can only ask so much from a coach, cause he doesn’t have complete control over the way his team plays.

  11. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    I agree with you, but then I feel like management should go out and get guys he can work with to motivate if they need, not lost causes so to speak

  12. I just want some closure. I don’t want this to turn into a Crosby-esque issue where it’s just constant speculation from people who have no idea what they’re talking about.

  13. When do we play Carolina so we can watch Stall’s less talented, idiot brother skate around the rink?

  14. Stranger Nation on

    Lack of Stahl update is the opposite of cindy Crosby when he heard about every time he went in a stall to take a cccp or doodie machetto.

    Getting a little weird. Are they using the Mets crack medical staff?

  15. Noah – There’s no point in media even asking about Staal at this point. There is no news until there is some new news. In truth, at best he won’t be back until Jan. and that’s if he start skating within the next week or so. It’ll take a few weeks of conditioning and skating. Then, it’ll take a few weeks of practicing which is hard in NYR busy schedule. Then, you still have to get to part where Crosby is at which is taking contact in practice and seeing how you react to it.

  16. You’re probably right, Wick. But, it’s hard to find guys like that without giving up someone/something significant.

    Speaking of acquiring a player, the Flames and Sens are apparently trying to acquire Kyle Turris.

    I think there’s a deadline, I was reading, if he doesn’t get signed by December, he can’t play in the NHL this season. It would be pretty screwed up for Maloney to not trade him before then.

  17. I think it goes all the way to the top. I think it’s the Lord’s job to make sure people are born with the get up and go to play this sport properly. If they can’t do that then they don’t deserve the Lord’s Cup. Therefore, I blame the Lord.

  18. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    I would be shocked if he wasn’t traded by that deadline. I think the yotes said if he signed a deal that they would trade him after if they could and he won’t even sign the deal I guess, so it is very interesting!

  19. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    BDubi17 Brandon Dubinsky
    Cruising home with Wojwitka and Wolski….practice was strong and we welcome back Avery!

    You can tell a lot about a person by who he associates himself with!!!!

  20. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    yep, but if he isn’t going to play, get something for him right??

  21. I think Turris gets traded before the Dec. 1 deadline. When you still have a month on a deadline it’s sounds great that Don Maloney is standing his ground on the issue but when it comes down to it, he’s going to want to get something for him. Turris is not the first guy who has wanted out of a team and won’t be the last.

  22. CC, good point, and I’ll take it even further! Why have a GM? Why can’t the players choose who plays for the team, and who should be traded? Let them do it!

    I get why the Yotes want to sign and trade. It’s the only way they can get a fair trade, as opposed to trading him unsigned, and being taken advantage of.

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  24. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    I wonder where he ends up??

    I wonder what is up with strahlman??

    I wonder what is up with nick schultz??

    I wonder what is up with franson??

    I wonder……

  25. Did anyone happen to see the “Beginnings” feature with Ryan Callahan? His family is awesome…you can really see where he gets his personality from.

    And his wife’s not bad to look at either. Well done, sir!

    With many of the guys recently married (Henrik, Staal, Cally), I wonder who Dubi hits the town with in search of his soul mate. Apparently, it’s Wolski and Woywitka??

  26. Rangers supposedly talking trade with the Leaves to get Dman Cody Franson. he is good with the puck, has a good shot, but is weak in his own zone.

  27. Callahan told the story of how they got engaged. He was so nervous that he didn’t eat any of his steak that night at dinner.


  28. I watched a couple leaf games where Franson did not look good, thus he is benched most nights in favor of the younger, smaller Jake Gardiner, who is still learning his own zone, but is better than franson

  29. That picture is amazing. I am going to invite those guys to my wedding. I will just require that Del Zaster drink virgin martinis and keep his shirt buttoned.

  30. The question is, cody, is Franson an upgrade over Eminger and/or Woywhatever? Because NYR are rumored to be talking to the Leafs aboot a d-man, and his name came up.

    Shirley Temples FTW!

    You could tell Cally is hammered. His face looks like a Red Wings jersey.

  31. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    you are too hard on yourself

    wouldn’t it be funny if the d man in question is komi not cody?? LMFAO, but it would suck!

    speaking of d men, has anyone seen LW since his boy valabik wasn’t claimed on waivers??

    I’m a bit worried about him!!

  32. LW said he was headed to a game in CT, wick. I am sure he’s already fistfighting in the streets

  33. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    I was afraid he would be that upset about valabik, taking out his anger on anyone he can find!!

  34. Mister Delaware on

    I didn’t listen to the Avery interview but I loved it and everything he said is 100% correct.

  35. That’s OK, MD. I don’t watch, and have never played, Hockey but I love the Rangers! Woo Hoo!

  36. I wish nobody would tender offers including Turris. Not to screw over Don Maloney, who I wish was still with the NYR, but just to teach that kid a lesson.

  37. Stranger Nation on

    Make a play…shoot the puck…young pup in big city. Good thing he has mentors like aves to show him the ropes

  38. Mister Delaware on

    “I wish nobody would tender offers including Turris. Not to screw over Don Maloney, who I wish was still with the NYR, but just to teach that kid a lesson.”

    You must really hate Erixon, huh? Pulled the same maneuver but without have even played a pro game.

    I’d love to open up the PHX and NYC pipeline again, pick up Turris for a little less than market and assume the rumors that he wouldn’t be asking $4MM per outside of Phoenix are true. Can never have too much talent.

    (I swear this is true: As I was typing the second word of the last sentence, I hit the E before the N and had to go back and correct. Probably the hockey gods talking there.)

  39. Just when I thought the Yankees LH Blog was good – this Ranger one is gonna be a GREAT outlet for me this year. Let the bashing and the lack of hockey perspective BEGIN!

  40. Hey Kleinendorst – thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to tell all your friends about Rangers Report – the best blog on the internet!

  41. eddie eddie eddie on

    kleinend – is it a coincidence that your post hit at 4:20?….are you a stoner? boner? a loner? de-throne her?

  42. eddie eddie eddie on

    i dont too much for money, cause money cant buy me love…..oh wait a minute…..money can buy me LUV…know what i be sayin?…over here baby….its brutha eddies….ova here baby….

  43. I’m safely back from CT. Thanks for the concern.

    It was some school kids event at the game, hence the 11am start. Like watching hockey in the middle of a Justin Bieber concert. (I’m guessing. CCCP could probably confirm.)

    Whale much the better team, but managed to blow a two goal lead in the third and lose in OT with a D-man sliding on his stomach as the winner went in. We want Avery. VPG seemed to play about three minutes even at that level, but managed to squeeze in a stupid penalty.

    Shortly off to salubrious Newark to herald the return of the great Fatso.

  44. He looked OK, dde. Went to the net hard on the two goals, though two great passes from MZA meant he didn’t have much work to do.

    Probably a but more noticeable than Hagelin and Bourque, for example, because he’s playing with Mitchell and MZA.

  45. Sorry for the million questions – theoretically his name seems too common to not make googling him a difficult task.

  46. I can just keep going here by myself noting all my idiot remarks. It’s not Justin Miller that was just the name of a buddy of mine in college. I am a moron…

  47. Thanks, LW my British Comrade. JT = Johnathan I believe. I went to college with a kid named Justin Miller and he had a mohawk that was purple so I guess it stood out in my mind. He also threw up all over my house and broke my guitar amplifier (same night)

    Joni Mitchell!

  48. Yea- that looks (and sounds) like him. Such a distinct voice for a male athlete – how could I forget? And what a guitarist!

  49. lw
    sorry about valabik, you going to be ok?

    a little rebound dinner with fatso to make you feel better?

  50. “It was some school kids event at the game, hence the 11am start. Like watching hockey in the middle of a Justin Bieber concert. (I’m guessing. CCCP could probably confirm.)”

    well…since i am the only “expert” on Justin Bieber (i personally call him J. Boobale) around here, and since i have ALL of his wonderful songs on *CD*! i confirm the statement above!

    ok, off the listen to some new J. Boobale records! xoxo :)

  51. Mister Delaware – Turris said the word about him wanting $4 million was BS. Of course, he didn’t say how much he was really looking for, and I think his entry level was paying him $2.6 million I believe, but that was probably with bonuses and all.

  52. Go Hartnell [vomit]

    Why does Versus show clips of Jagr scoring as a Pen, Crapital, Flyer, and then when they show him scoring as a Ranger, it’s him getting destroyed by Orpik. Is Versus trying to say something there??

  53. So…change of plan. Not at the Devils game – trains to Newark were all Byfugliened up.

    I’ll have to amuse myself watching it on TV (or what should be a desperately close Sabres-Flyers game) while crying into my Boris Valabik scrapbook.

  54. LinCalPruBoylahan on

    somewhat random but…

    i know many of you travel overseas and some of you live there, what i would like to ask is this:

    Anyone heading to the Czech Republic, more specifically Liberec within the next month or two? IF so, I would like to talk jersey with you

    Thanks Heads!

  55. I think I am going to kill my upstairs neighbors tonight! Call me crazy but I think they’re playing bowling in their living room for the past two hours! I have a freaking pathophysiology exam tomorrow morning and I can’t focus on my study because all I hear is them rolling bowling balls upstairs!! I hate this building!

    Thank you for listening. I hope some of you will visit me in jail.

  56. LinCalPruBoylahan on

    still having trouble with those lunatics C3? oy

    the man goes to starbucks to study…. i guess my screaming at the tv or computer during games does not make for a relaxing study environment.

  57. >>>Why does Versus show clips of Jagr scoring as a Pen, Crapital, Flyer, and then when they show him scoring as a Ranger, it’s him getting destroyed by Orpik. Is Versus trying to say something there??

    Don’t forget, ORR – Versus (NBC/Comcast) is like the Flyers “home channel”…..you wouldn’t expect them to ever show anything about the NYR in a good light, would you?

  58. Yeah, still having issues with my retarded neighbors.

    I hate Starbucks more than I hate my neighbors! I guess I have to put earplugs in, otherwise I can’t focus at all!

  59. LinCalPruBoylahan on

    that is the main reason why i do NOT want to live in an apartment BUILDING! i dont want upstairs OR downstairs neighbors! blah!!

    Good luck with your exam C3, I know you’ll kick the carcillo out of it

  60. Leetchhalloffame on

    Torts is cruisin’ for a bruisin’ with Ranger fans. His act is the one that’s getting old fast, not Aves. We want Avery and we want him in the lineup NOW.

  61. bob The Builder (potential Mensa member) on

    Avery will not prevent a non-playoff finish. Joe Thornton knowns hockey: this is a flaccid Rangers team boosted only by their proclivity at goalie. Sather’s profligate spending has brought neither wins or the future possibility of wins.


  62. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    Del Zuccotti park is only good at unbuttoning his shirt and doing the Macarena while other guests look on with cocaine addled eyes.

    Festive Bob

  63. Linda

    I have never had any neighbors issues before I bought this freaking apartment. It depends on the building…the one i live in now is paper thin! You can hear everyhing…but lesson learned, for sure. And thanks for good luck wishes.


    You game me a great idea! I can finish my degree in prison and work in a prison hospital! I’m digging it! Two rabbits with ine stone! Now I will definitely take care of my neighbors! Thanks for the idea! ;)

  64. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    3C’s and a P where is the o?, if the walls are paper thin have you thought of maybe doing some origami with them?

    Making something out of nothing,

  65. CCCP, Good luck on your exam. Ear PLUGS are what you need. I used to wear them at the university library when other people were talking and I needed to study. The foam, yellow or orange ones from the drugstore. Good luck.

  66. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on

    Maybe the NY ‘Charminy’ Soft Rangers can get Jamie Lundmark back or Pavel ‘Ivan’ Brendl…now there were two wonderful homegrown picks.


  67. bob

    The other night the walls were turning into origami by themselves…but then again, maybe it was the acid 8-}

    And I will not turn my Boobale tunes up because those d-nuzzle might actually like them and the last thing I wanna do is please them!

  68. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, C3!!!! I want to keep you out in the regular world! I may need some good medical help someday, and I don’t want to go to prison to get it! ;-D

  69. bob The Builder (In search of.... Leonard Knee-moy) on


    Maybe wavey gravey is living above you???? LIKE OMG!!! OMG!!

    OMB, Oh My BOB!

  70. >>>5-3! LOL! Lupul with the hat trick

    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarty’s looking great!! Now, if The Monster can make a few saves in the 3rd, it’s a great homecoming for the Debbies……

  71. Goid luck with your exam, CCCP.

    Marty looks solid. In his waist, that is. 5-3 Toronto and he should’ve at least had 2 of them.

    Now, Steve Cangialosi makes a long pause after each of Chico’s regular comments. And you could almost hear him say : “What the byfuiglen did he just say?”.

  72. Good luck, CCCP. don’t lose your temper … the test is more important than vengeance.

    Lin, they were showing some old playoff game in MSG last night … I saw old tennis balls/pillow hands as a youth on Montreal.

  73. cccp
    well if you change your mind about “help”, some of my friends still live on my street in NYC

  74. LinCalPruBoylahan on

    lmao carp how could you forget? I can’t write it here, you’ll ban me!! I’ll email it to ya lol

  75. I’ve been eating B&J for the entire month of October, and I lost six lbs. How is that even possible? I must have some kind of EC virus that prevents me from gaining weight, muscle or fat.

    If my posts are inconsistent, then I definitely have the virus!!

  76. Aaawwww you guys are so nice! Thank you all for the good luck wishes! I’m gonna need it lol

    My professor, she is really tough and demanding…but she’s a good teacher. For some reason, every hard professor I’ve had is a female. Why is that?


    Thanks for the offer but coat check master can take care of his own problems alone! ;)

  77. btw, CCCP, I also think it would be a GREAT idea to get Ovi. He is being benched in Washington=unhappy player. He would love the change of scenery that a move to NYC would give him.

  78. Hide the bodies! :)

    Yeah I also think that the Craps owner will fire both the GM and coach before he trades Ovi. But the idea of having Alex on this team is very nice

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