Contest time … win two tickets for Panthers-Rangers


Our anonymous friend wants to donate the first pair of tickets to the lucky (smartest) Boneheads, so he asked me to set up another contests for the two tix to the Dec. 11 game against Florida.

The pick-the-score contest No. 1 will involve Wednesday’s game against Ottawa.

So here we go with our usually complicated rules.

1) This is the easy part. You pick the score, then a bunch of tiebreakers: game-winning goal, Rangers shots, Senators shots. Your entry should look something like this (with different numbers and names): Rangers 17, Senators 1. GWG: Avery. Rangers shots: 18. Senators shots: 44.

2) The score of the game must be exact. Not closest. Not margin of victory. You must have the exact score to move on to the tiebreakers, if needed. Note that the game-winning goal is the goal that provides the margin of victory, whether it be the second goal in a 17-1 game, or an overtime or (God forbid) winning shootout goal.

The Rangers’ shots tiebreaker shall go to the closest prediction without going over. If contestants are still tied, the Senators’ shots tiebreaker shall be used, and also will go to the closest prediction without going over. If all remaining contestants are over the number of Senators shots, the contestant closest to the correct total wins.

Finally, if still somehow tied, I will either give the tickets to Sally or flip a coin at Blog HQ … or I will wait for the next time I see the donor at a game and let him flip the coin.

3) The most important rules regarding entry into the contest: DO NOT EVEN DREAM ABOUT ENTERING MORE THAN ONCE. I will check IP addresses from any entrant whose screen name I do not recognize. Entries open when the Wednesday morning post goes up, usually between 5-6 a.m., and will close when the It’s Go Time! post goes up shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Only entries in the morning post Wednesday will count. In other words, don’t put your predictions in any other thread.

4) Don’t get me aggravated with dumb questions or details.

Good luck, and have fun. And don’t make your pick until tomorrow.


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  1. billybleedsblue on

    Carp, I have a question, but I think it’s dumb… should I ask it?

    Good morning boneheads! Why am I up so early? Way to go, Daylight Savings! Carp, nice job on the mock contest submission numbers. 17 goals on 18 shots. hahaha. Wait, why I laugh?

    Could the anonymous friend be… *AVERY?*

  2. Good morning! Nice opportunity for tickets but I just got up and my clairvoiant powers aren’t up yet. I’ll wake up first and think about it. Water boiled got to make tea.

  3. Wow Carp you give new meaning to the concept of read the fine print. Need more coffee and then I’ll take another look :)

  4. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Re the reference to Stepan’s sharp skating in the previous post, makes me think the goal-scoring opportunities will start to come his way, figuring good skating leads to ample scoring opportunities. Right now I have Stepan at ZERO even-strength goals on the season. If and when he breaks out and starts to carry his share of the offensive b burden, this team would get a real shot in the arm.

    By the way Dubinsky and Fedotenko ALSO have ZERO E.S. goals on the year. A team cannot contend with 2/3rds of a goal-scoring offense. What the hell do these guys need to wake them up, exile via trade to Columbus, Ohio. Time to start running some AHL kids with a nose for the net through here for a few games.

  5. Rangers 3 Sens 2
    GWG Christensen (I cant beleive I am actually picking Him)
    Rangers 28 SOG
    Sens 32 SOG

  6. Billy


    I’ve learned over my many years that those are the questions that need to be asked. If it wasn’t dumb….why bother asking it?

  7. Stranger Nation on

    Joey – you are not necessarily wrong – but too early – reread post above

    Boom Boom – Dubi also has no PP goals or SH goals, but he almost scored an ‘own’ goal last game which would have been too ironic.

  8. Joey & Nick: “You do that, you go to the box, you know. Two minutes, by yourself, you know and you feel shame, you know. And then you get free.”

    Does Wonky Groin go under the knife today? Should we send him a care package of polish treats that were made in Canada?

  9. LMAO guys! Can you read the rules? The contest starts with *TOMORROW* morning post and ends with the Go Time. -TODAY- @TOMORROW@

    Good morning, boneheads! Lol @ #4. Who wants to bet that the first smart MZA question comes from CCCP?

  10. Hahahaha Good one ilb. I especially like where you said -TODAY- @TOMORROW@. That was hilarious.

    Buenos Dias. I must now go pick up my wife, for we took the day off together (election day), at the gym.

    Happy Election Day – don’t forget to vote if you believe in Democracy. I do not so you won’t see me there!

  11. Hey Carp – maybe you should put the part about *TOMORROW* in bold or something. At least disqualify people who start guessing early. Or, alternatively, file their entires under SALLY who is allowed multiple entires.

  12. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I hope I don’t post more than once.

    I’m just mad about saffron, she’s just mad about me. They call me mellow yellow, that’s right, slick.

  13. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Smoking cigarettes and watching captain kangaroo, don’t tell me, ive got nothing to lose.

  14. I’m going to throw this out there. I think with WW out 4 weeks the Rangers will call up either John Mitchell or Kris Newbury. Even though Hagelin or MZA might be better players they are not going to be playing regularly and therefore it makes no sense for them be scratched here when they could be playing for the Whale. Personally, I think Mitchell should get a shot anyway.

  15. Stranger Nation on

    Do they have to call someone up if they are going to watch from press box? Is that just in case of injury or will Mitchell or anyone else play?

    They were carrying extra forwards – brought up Devo and Aves for Rupp and WW.

    I think Mitchell as well, but would not change line-up. The Avery affect has taken hold of the team (esp. EC) and there is not stopping them now.

    Brass may want to bring back up Erixson to play on 3rd pair and PP for Woywhatever and allow Danny G to catch his breath during PP.

  16. So, Manny,… if don’t believe in Democracy (in election day), may it be for you an erection day…at least.

  17. Stranger – They signed Strahlman to do that and let Erixon grow in Ct. As for the extra fwd, it’s in case of an injury. Now lucky for the Rangers, they only play 4 games in like 10 days coming. Wednesday at Ott – Friday vs. Car – Tuesday at NYI – Saturday at MTL – so they could bring up a Hagelin for the games through send him down Sat to play for AHL this weekend call him back for Tuesday and send down till Sat in MTL.

  18. NYR_Fan – No sense in calling up MZA to be scratched. Who r u taking out of the lineup to put him in? Won’t be Deveaux. They want him in to help Prust out so he doesn’t do all the rough stuff.

  19. I voted already for our District Attorney, than surrender in his office under condition, that I will have separate cell with a cable TV. + NHL package. Long Live Democracy and I want it NOW!

  20. See, I was awake and still didn’t read the complete rules. Carp I assume that entering tomorrow as specified will not be construed as entering twice.

  21. Stranger Nation on

    HWirth – you are correct, forgot about that signing, has he been actually sighted at a Ranger facility?

  22. I just spoke with Carp and he said that people who posted predictions in this thread will be disqualified. Especially this d-nuzzle Rags_AD.

  23. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp. you MUST do something about that Cosmopolitan ad at the top of the page. It is driving me crazy.

  24. HW, we’re a more skilled team with Zuccarello in the lineup. I don’t know what exactly I would do, but maybe Dubinsky should move down to the third line for a bit…in all honestly….

    let him work his way back up, the fact is that he isn’t playing well enough right now…maybe he needs a kick in the aasen…

  25. Mister Delaware on

    Rangers: 3
    Senators: 2
    GWG: Dubinsky (open net, then Ottawa scores later to pull it back to 1)
    Rangers shots: 24
    Ottawa shots: 27

    Other goals: Avery, Sauer

  26. Mister Delaware on

    “I don’t know what exactly I would do, but maybe Dubinsky should move down to the third line for a bit…in all honestly….”

    I don’t see this. You demote based on lack of effort or blowing easy chances. Dubinsky is working, his line is effective, Rangers are winning … had he scored an EN I imagine this wouldn’t even be a topic.

  27. eddie eddie eddie on

    counting flowers on the wall, that dont bother me at all, playing solitaire till dawn with a deck of 51…..

  28. are the people who come on here can’t read and follow simple instructions? wtf? lol

    oh and yeah, move Gaborik to fourth line and make room for MZA because Gaborik doesn’t dig in the corners too much! Playing on fourth line will teach Gaborik a lesson! ;)

    don’t know about making the team more skillful with MZA but it will definitely make the team smaller lol

  29. eddie eddie eddie on

    oh that what now…….there is no me and you………..2 things…..

    1. you be gone, you stay gone………. you lost your LA priviledges
    2. you dont tell no one about this…..this is between you, me, and soon to be facing the short assen rest of his life in agonizing pain rapist here…..its no one’s business….you hear me hillbilly boy….i aint thru with my damn sight…i gonna go mideveil on yo assen…

  30. and forgot to mention… when it came to inserting Avery into the lineup people were screaming their heads off not to do it so not to disrupt team chemistry, but let’s somehow insert MZA into the line up and screw the chemistry? Double standards? i’d say so…

  31. I keep hearing you’re concerned about my happiness.
    All that thought you’re giving me is conscience, I guess.
    If I were walking in your shoes, I wouldn’t worry none.
    While you and your friends are worrying ’bout me, I’m having lots of fun.

  32. CCCP – Totally agree with you which is why I say Newbury or Mitchell will be brought on an emergency basis.

  33. “You demote based on lack of effort or blowing easy chances.”

    True, effort counts. But that doesn’t excuse a player from abysmal production or the from the possibility that he may fit better somewhere else. I want the kid to do well but I don’t see him a creative offensive player. I wouldn’t consider moving him to Boyle’s line a demotion. He may be a better fit on that line. Maybe if he played with Boyle and Prust he could ignite that line and himself too?

  34. “possibility that he may fit better somewhere else”

    but he already fits pretty damn good with Richards and Cally. He’ll get his goals. the team is playing well… stop making excuses… nobody is calling MZA up…yet.

    MZA for king of Norway! right? ;)

  35. LMAO @ #4…

    Dr. Rick Carpinello: blogger; columnist. Searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all humans have. Then an accidental overdose of gamma radiation alters his body chemistry. And now when Carp grows angry or outraged, a startling metamorphosis occurs. The creature is driven by pansification and shootout victories. pursued by an investigative Rangers fans. ‘Heads, don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”

  36. Reminds me of a little quiz we took in grammar school.

    1) Read these instructions entirely before doing anything.
    2) Hop on one foot and ‘moo’ like a cow.
    3) Flap your arms and bark like a dog.
    10) Ignore 2 through 9, and sit quietly at your desk .

  37. Torts already said once that he doesn’t want to call up MZA if he’s not going to give him significant minutes. I seriously doubt that he gets called up to play on the fourth line.

    And, don’t mess with Gaborik. He’s on pace for a 40 goal season. Why would you want to disturb that?

  38. Wish I was on the high point again so SOMEONE would shoot into the slot at Eric on our PP. He’s always on their PK unit.
    Can someone please start shooting the puck INTO the other teams PK unit stacking the slot, moving forward? We can’t hit the net anyway from there. So at least shoot it at their crowding PKers in front.

  39. Mister Delaware on

    ddebened: It was a practice prediction. Maybe some of you guys can go in cold and get it right on the first try but I can’t.

  40. AGrossRecord Andrew Gross
    Rangers will not be making any callups today for trip to Ottawa. Prust maintenance day, will play vs. Senators.

    That’s mean they are going to Ottawa with no scratches if Strahlman isn’t cleared medically yet. Hope no one gets food poisoning on the charter. (sarcasm)

  41. So many predictions! So many penalties or as I call them, entries for Sally!

    Did Wonky Groin get cut open yet?

    Don’t we need to make cap space to get the ^hobbit wizard^ up here?

  42. Oh earlier today I thought I saw Erik Christensen in my ‘hood. Obviously I was wrong. But the weird part was, I got excited?

  43. Prediction: More people are going to make game predictions in this thread despite the instructions clearly saying not to. Here’s my line

    15 Predictions, Final prediction: bull dog line, Correct predictions: 0 Incorrect predictions: 15

  44. Haha. Good one, The Dr.

    He actually did bump into me. Then he fell over. Then he tried to throw some of his groceries at me and missed wide right.

  45. Mister Del -Practice predicting does not make perfect. Only perfect practice predicting makes perfect.

    eddie- When Prust has a maintenance day do they bring in Jimmie Johnson’s pit crew?

  46. Every time I get aggravated at work, I look at NHL standings this morning( I keep it open in my iPhone’s Safari). Ranagers-5th, NJD-10th, Fishsticks-15th. Has anyone seen John Tavares on the blog lately?

  47. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – nyrfan and i were doing pulp fiction late last night…and i just felt like continuing….that’s all…no worries….its all good, know what im sayin?

  48. Wicky©news flash, anyone on the ice is in a"vulnerable position" on

    morning ILB and all!!
    WOW,let me jump in on this…

    vulnerable players 12 wonky groin 5 GWG CABER!! Ranger shots 3 Senator shots 100

  49. Wicky©news flash, anyone on the ice is in a"vulnerable position" on

    I thought this deserved to be reposted because it didn’t get enough “air time” when it went up last night…Thanks again HW!!

    HWirth November 7th, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    I wanted to post something from about the Blunden incident on Saturday. Here’s Kerry Fraser’s take on that play.

    Kerry’s Response
    This is my penalty assessment on the play after watching the entire episode:

    MTL: 2-Minute Bench Minor Penalty – Too Many Men on the Ice
    MTL: Mike Blunden – 5 Minutes Fighting
    NYR: Ryan Callahan – 2 Minutes Instigating + 5 Minutes Fighting + 10 minutes misconduct
    NYR: Brandon Dubinsky – 2 Minutes Roughing
    MTL: Hal Gill – 2 Minutes Roughing
    MTL: Petteri Nokelainen – 5 Minutes Fighting + Game Misconduct (secondary altercation)
    NYR: Michael Sauer – 5 Minutes Fighting + Game Misconduct (secondary altercation)

    Montreal would then place a man in the penalty box to serve the bench minor and New York would have the option to place a man in the box to serve Ryan Callahan’s minor or the logical move would be to have Brandon Dubinsky serve his minor on the clock so as not to sacrifice another player in the box when cancelling out the coincident major and minor penalties. The teams would play 4 on 4 (Not 5 on 3…)

    Now the long answer:

    Clearly Montreal had Too Many Men on the ice when Mike Blunden came onto the ice and made body contact with Brandon Dubinsky while Blunden’s retiring teammate was still physically on the ice. (Rule 74.1 – If in the course of making a substitution, either the player entering the game or the player retiring from the ice surface plays the puck with his stick, skates or hands or who checks or makes any physical contact with an opposing player while either the player entering the game or the retiring player is actually on the ice, then the infraction of “too many men on the ice” will be called.)

    Dubinsky clearly had received the puck on the stretch pass and would be deemed in possession; therefore the check that was put on him by Blunden could not be deemed “interference”. The contact was a perfectly administered body check (shoulder to chest) and would have been deemed legal save for the fact that Montreal had six skaters on the ice.

    Take a breath here, Habs fans, as I attempt to make a plausible (or feeble) explanation as to why it might have been viewed otherwise on the ice by the ref(s). With the ragged line change the initial focus of the ref(s) might have been on the change and not on Dubinsky receiving the pass just prior to impact. Once impact was made the puck was clearly long gone from the immediate vicinity of the check. While this was the wrong assessment on a bang-bang play like this, a quick shift of visual focus of attention can result in a missed call. Blunden perhaps took the refs by surprise as much as he did Dubinsky. Plausible or feeble; you make the call!

    To address another point in your questions, just because a penalty for Too Many Men is called it would not negate any other illegal act that took place on the play. For example if Blunden had slashed, punched, tripped, elbowed or fouled Dubinsky in some fashion he would be penalized accordingly and in addition to the Too Many Men penalty. If in fact Dubinsky did not have the puck or it was a reasonable distance from him then an interference penalty could conceivably be called. Not the case here, however.

    In a perfect world an instigator penalty would have been assessed to Callahan for the distance he travelled to grab and start a fight with Blunden. The referee could then send a clear message that the initial infraction was being called (Too Many Men on the ice) and if restraint had been shown the non-offending team (Rangers) would go on the power play. Not the case here either as the wrong message was sent and the Rangers gained a two-man advantage.

    The Rangers were able to score one power play goal with the two-man advantage.

    That’s the plain “No Sugar and K.I.S.S.” answer.

  50. Wicky©news flash, anyone on the ice is in a"vulnerable position" on

    I just like the fact that the correct call did not involve interference at all. There was NO interference on that play, just a good clean hit like a few of us said..

    The officials on the ice just made the wrong call (not like that ever happens)

    Didn’t kerry fraser have the never out of place hair??

  51. “but he already fits pretty damn good with Richards and Cally. He’ll get his goals. the team is playing well… stop making excuses”

    CCCP! LMAO!! I’m making excuses for what? For why Dubi is struggling? He’s got enough of them already….

    Let me know when/if he has 15 goals this season…

    Yes, I meant adismal….

  52. lol I wasn’t calling you drunk Eddie. wallets in the bag. looking for P.F lines you havent spat out already

  53. ilb – I agree, those standings are nice to see, even though it’s like looking in the mirror after losing weight, things will change quickly if you don’t keep doing the work :)

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

    the worse thing about the stall on stall hit was the egregious nature of delivering punishment that was not part of the actual game flow….the NHL is doing the right thing even while many shout “pansification’…. they also need to finally acquiesce and make rinks larger…the game has well outgrown its 1970s image, and this will enhance the beautiful side…maybe players can learn how to throw hip checks and stuff…u dont need guys heads popping off like rock ’em sock ’em robots


  55. Rangers: 4
    Senators: 1
    GWG: Zherdev (tipped past Elliot from a Wade Redden shot with 15 minutes left in the third)
    Rangers shots: 28
    Ottawa shots: 27

    Other notes: Heatley scores Ottawa’s lone goal off a Volochenkov redirect. Naslund and Gomez score empty netters after Elliot is pulled with two minutes left in the third.

  56. HWirth – Barring injury, I don’t see them calling anyone up for the Sens game, since Torts always seems to go with the same lineup after a win. And really, that’s the only game they’d need to call someone up in advance. At home, the Whale is a mere hour-and-a-half drive from the Garden. The Islanders and Montreal tack about another hour on that commute. In other words, they could easily get a player to the rink if Torts sees any irregularities. I think you’ll probably see Newberry winning a trip to Florida for the pre-turkeyday skate. That is, unless there’s a melt down on first line, in which case we’ll see Zuccarello make an appearance.

  57. iWicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    I’m a bit amazed honestly, my initial thought during that thread was everyone was so passionate about their stance (whatever it was) on the issue.

    But now it seems like everyone cares nothing about it at all so everyone was just griping to gripe or had a very biased or uninformed opinion of it and do not want to admit they had the incorrect knee jerk reaction.

    Either way it is a bit disappointing IMHO.

  58. eddie eddie eddie on

    wicky – i always thought kerry fraser was a flyer lovin tool of a ref anyway….prust sayin

  59. eddie eddie eddie on

    Marsellus: In the fifth, your assen goes down. Say it.
    Butch: In the fifth, my assen goes down.

  60. eddie eddie eddie on

    Jules: Hey kids! How you boys doin’?
    [to man laying on the couch]
    Jules: Hey, keep chillin’. You know who we are? We’re associates of your business partner Marsellus Wallace. You do remember your business partner don’t you? Let me take a wild guess here. You’re Brett, right?
    Brett: Yeah.
    Jules: I thought so. You remember your business partner Marsellus Wallace, don’t you, Brett?
    Brett: Yeah, yeah, I remember him.
    Jules: Good. Looks like me an Vincent caught you boys at breakfast. Sorry about that. Whatcha havin’?
    Brett: Hamburgers.
    Jules: Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. What kind of hamburgers?
    Brett: Ch-cheeseburgers.
    Jules: No, no no, where’d you get ’em? McDonalds? Wendy’s? Jack in the Box? Where?
    Brett: Big Kahuna Burger.
    Jules: Big Kahuna Burger. That’s that Hawaiian burger joint. I hear they got some tasty burgers. I ain’t never had one myself. How are they?
    Brett: They’re good.
    Jules: Mind if I try one of yours? This is yours here, right?
    [Picks up burger and takes a bite]
    Jules: Mmm-mmmm. That is a tasty burger. Vincent, ever have a Big Kahuna Burger?
    [Vincent shakes his head]
    Jules: Wanna bite? They’re real tasty.
    Vincent: Ain’t hungry.
    Jules: Well, if you like burgers give ’em a try sometime. I can’t usually get ’em myself because my girlfriend’s a vegitarian which pretty much makes me a vegitarian. But I do love the taste of a good burger. Mm-mm-mm. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?
    Brett: No.
    Jules: Tell ’em, Vincent.
    Vincent: A Royale with cheese.
    Jules: A Royale with cheese! You know why they call it that?
    Brett: Because of the metric system?
    Jules: Check out the big brain on Brett! You’re a smart motherfucker. That’s right. The metric system. What’s in this?
    Brett: Sprite.
    Jules: Sprite, good. You mind if I have some of your tasty beverage to wash this down?
    Brett: Go right ahead.
    Jules: Ah, hit the spot.

  61. Is this thing on?

    Not necessarily, wicky….I for one, still have the same opinion. Which is the hit was legal and clean itself. And I could care less about whether it was too many man. And it wasn’t an interference at all. My point, again, is that the hit was sneaky and dirty from a point of view there was no way Dubinsky could anticipate the hit no matter how careful he was on the ice. He could’ve sustained significant injury. Sometimes we forgot the hockey is an entertainment. And it isn’t a boxing or MMA type of entertainment. There is much more to hockey than hits and fights. And there is a reason hockey players require helmets. And I have to admit, I like fighting and I hope it doesn’t disappear from hockey. And I love clean, hard hitting. But I hate when the players do not have any respect for one another. That, IMO, was one of those hits. Just imagine you are about to accept the pass, you look up, and there is nobody but the linesman that could be on your way. You accept the pass, salivating at the opportunity on the breakaway, and BOOM- the linesman hits you hard. Cleanly. How would you feel?

  62. NYR_FAN

    Watch it, CC. MZA might cast a spell on you…


    uumm… i think he used all of his spell on you ;)

  63. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    How about a prize for the best John “Not So Sterling” imitation: Rangers Win! RANGERRRRRRSSSSSSSSSS WINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

  64. eddie eddie eddie on

    nyr fan…that is why i am not a big cut and paste person and instead go with memory…

  65. Wicky, another thing. Fighting is allowed in NHL. And we all like a good, clean, meaningful fight when two players fight each other. In the face. But when somebody sucker punches a player (legally, cleanly, in the face) we all know it’s dirty and requires severe punishment. Like that one, for example:

    I consider the hit by Blunden a sucker punch.

  66. >>>i thought i edited that byfuglien post

    Hahahaha!!! No, it got past you, E3!! Gotta hug the post better on those sharp-angle shots! ;-D

  67. eddie eddie eddie on

    jimbo – e3 gets 2 minutes roughing, 5 minute major being an idiot, 10 minute misconduct for being a moron, and game misconduct for being toopid

  68. btw
    was there an explanation why the
    StrawMan isn’t going to ottawa?

    you would think that if they’re trying to get
    him up to speed as far as team concept, plays, etc.
    that watching a game in the stands would be a good
    as well as hanging out with his teammates.

  69. E3, I object to the punishment handed out for that infraction! Too many minutes! But I’m not Shanny (Carp)!

  70. Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Champions on

    Rangers 0, Senators 8. GWG: Heatley. Rangers shots: 15. Senators shots 42

    Aha, Aha, Do You Like It?

  71. Ah, if only try playing this a little bit longer, for change:
    Artem Anisimov | Derek Stepan | Marián Gáborík The Most Creative Line
    Brandon Dubinsky | Brad Richards | Ryan Callahan The Universal Line
    Ruslan Fedotenko | Brian Boyle | Brandon Prust The Perpetual Abrasive line
    Sean Avery | Erik Christensen | Andre Deveaux The Random Leftovers line
    Even regardless of occasional loses here and there. It HAS to work on a long run!

  72. Heatley? That’d be a neat trick since he plays in Minnesota, knowledgable hockey fan. How does it smell, sitting next to Fishsticks in the bottom, champs?

  73. eddie eddie eddie on

    hey boston bruins fan…..great cup run….but you know what…you still live in boston hahahahahahahahahahah how bout those patriots hahahahahahahahahahaha

  74. I know the final score of the game tomorrow, and who scores the winning goal, but I am not sharing the information because Manny thinks I will.

  75. Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Champions on

    Aha, Aha, I like Nail Yakupov. Boston is the best. Patriots rule. Aha, aha!

  76. eddie eddie eddie on

    Boston Brewins message board

    leave your messaage

    2 responses to brewins win over islanders

  77. Boston Brewins 2011 Stanley Cup Champions on

    Aha, Aha, thanks NYR_Fan, Aha, Aha, I like you.

    Aha, Aha, Tom Brady three superbowl rings, Aha, Aha, and super model wife. Eli Manny one, and regular wife, Aha, Aha, I like it.

  78. How sad…it supposed to be really pathetic in the Bruins blogosphere, if these hockey parasites come here for the fresh blood and cheap self thrill. From other hand says a lot about our place.

  79. billybleedsblue on

    “Patriots 2007 season 19-0 ……ooooops, i mean 18-1”

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


    It’s in the past now, but WOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

  80. iWicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    Well first answer, not sure how I would feel because if I was playing like dubi torts would have me glued to the bench and I wouldn’t be seeing a whole lot of ice time. But dubi is a “special” case.

    If it happened to me in a game I should pay attention is how i would feel, but I tend to take responsibility for things I am involved in even at times when I probably shouldn’t.

    As far as the Johnson sucker punch (sounds painful right?), I think they are two totally different situations. Johnson was pure sucker and should have had his assen kicked right there by anyone and everyone.

    Johnson had what I can only guess as pure cheap shot malicious intent, period. The play was totally over.


  81. iWicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    To continue (sorry)
    Blunden, was what would seem to be for all intent and purposes, simply coming on the ice for a line change during play and delivering a clean legal body check.

    Now I do not know what is going on in blunden’s head at any point and time, but that is what it “appeared” to be. If blunden was thinking to himself I’m going to kill that dubi guy first chance I get and I don’t care how or when at that was his sole purpose, then it might have been a bit sneaky.

    Personally I think he would have hit anybody there and most players would have in the same situation. Just my opinion though

  82. Wicky, are you sure he had malicious intent? I would guess he regrets it right now. And do you know why it ended Beuk’s career? Because there was no way Beuk could expect it. Now, let me ask you. What if he punched him when the play was still going on, and not from the back, but from Beuk’s side, where he would still not be able to see it. Would that still be a sucker punch? Of, course! But, hey, if on the ice perhaps you should expect to be punched every time. We do expect them to keep their head up when on the ice, or else they can get hit, right? But not when there is nobody to hit them, Wicky. That’s why I consider it to be a sneaky, dirty hit. Has nothing to do with it being clean…

  83. ORR, I think Kovalsuck’s contract is singlehandedly bankrupting the Debbie’s organization – we should be more thankful towards him for his work in ruining that franchise!

  84. Look, my point is simple. The players should start respecting each other. And I’m not only talking about sucker punches, or blatant elbows to the head. That is obvious. But maybe they should realize that hitting a player hard when it’s not expected can lead to disastrous complications. There is a way to do it without making the game we love a figure skating. I’d much rather they promote that than making pansified calls like they made last night ( Bruins-Islanders). Gosh, that was the first time I agreed with Milbury when he called two calls “pansification”

  85. Bouchard is the younger brother of Minnesota’s Pierre Marc Bouchard. A high scorer in the AHL in the past.

    Francois Bouchard
    Right Wing
    Born Apr 26 1988 — Sherbrooke, PQ
    Height 6.01 — Weight 188 — Shoots L

    Selected by Washington Capitals round 2 #35 overall 2006 NHL Entry Draft
    Regular Season Playoffs
    Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
    2004-05 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 54 11 13 24 13 -4 6 1 1 2 2
    2005-06 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 69 33 69 102 66 -6 4 1 0 1 6
    2006-07 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 68 45 80 125 72 21 11 7 11 18 4
    2007-08 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 68 36 56 92 70 7 5 1 1 2 6
    2007-08 Hershey Bears AHL 4 1 0 1 2 -2 1 0 0 0 2
    2008-09 Hershey Bears AHL 64 15 20 35 34 18 11 1 2 3 8
    2009-10 Hershey Bears AHL 77 21 31 52 55 21 21 5 5 10 28
    2010-11 Hershey Bears AHL 74 12 12 24 30 -5 6 1 0 1 0
    2011-12 Hershey Bears AHL 9 0 0 0 8 -4

  86. maybe he asked for a trade since he obviously wasn’t going to get any chance at the NHL level…sounds familiar…

  87. If he asked out because they weren’t giving him a chance at the NHL, the Caps is not where he wanted to go. They have more depth than we do at defense.

  88. stevezipay Steve Zipay
    Kundratek due $816,666 in 12-13, then RFA . Bouchard $770,000 this year, then RFA

    Doesn’t seem like $$ an issue in this one.

  89. Maybe Sather didn’t get the memo that we may not be as deep on defense as originally projected? You know, the fishing season and all…

  90. According to Waseka, CT are also training with Barb Underhill.

    Why don’t the Rangers just hire her?

  91. Kundratek was clearly no longer considered part of the future and asked for a trade. Neither of the two players will ever become NHL regulars so this is all for nothing

  92. I was kidding too, ilb. I had leftovers for lunch today! Slightly disappointed, even though they were still delicious.

  93. Ohhh….by the way, MZA did cast a spell on me last year, FYI. Don’t byfuglien with wizards. Prust sayin’.

    I’m sick of defending him. Many fans believe the guys is good and will be an NHL’er. He lead the team in CORSI last season. Haters want to say that’s because “he played against weaker competition”. LOL, please. He played serious minutes for a while. Do I have to look up Carp’s reviews last year and see what we all said about him? Honestly, he was on the only guys on the team that knew how to pass last year. And, he played with some serious jam. “Little Monster”.

    Now, if you think he doesn’t fit with the identity of this team, that’s another story entirely and I may agree…

  94. True Blue Mike on

    NYR i have been all for MZA since he signed with the Rangers but i am just not sure he has a spot in our top six. Do i think he is a top six player, definitely. Go around the league and Zuke could play in the top six of at least 15 other teams. Honestly i think a line of Zuke, Step, Gaborik would be great. All im saying is we are wasting Zuke’s career. So trade him for something worthwhile.

  95. If we were to trade him alone right now, Mike, I don’t think we get much of anything…maybe a 2nd round pick/prospect. He’s still not a bonafide NHL’er and I don’t think his stock is that high around the league.

    FWIW, I think Torts has been completely honest with the fans about the situation. I do appreciate how much he cares about his players. He has acknowledged that Zuke can only play top minutes to be effective. Not a fourth line role. He wants the kid to play just as much as we do. That’s why he’s in the AHL.

  96. iWicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    Guess I see the blunden incident as more of an unfortunate collision like the shanny knuble incident than a Johnson sucker punch.

    I understand (I think) that you are talking about players in vulnerable or defenceless position or unaware of an impact. The only issue I have with that is the NHL is an impact sport.

    I think teaching players awareness and how not to put themselves in vulnerable positions is every bit as important as no targeting the head.

    I also think getting rid of the instigator rule and letting players police themselves would help,

    limiting the shoulder and elbow pad size and rigidity is another step to be taken.

    And penalizing and fining players who put themselves in vulnerable positions specifically along the boards.

  97. Big win on the road……
    Rangers 5
    Ottawa 3
    GWG Dubi (Breaks the cherry)
    Ranger shots 34
    Ottawa shots 38

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