Rangers recall Tim Erixon


From the NYR:

Tim Erixon Recalled from Connecticut

New York, December 14, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Tim Erixon has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Erixon, 20, has registered one goal and 11 assists for 12 points, along with 10 penalty minutes in 13 games with Connecticut this season.  He currently has a three-game assist streak, tallying four assists during the stretch which began with a two-assist effort on Friday vs. Hershey.  Erixon leads all Whale defensemen and is tied for sixth on the team in scoring with 12 points, and ranks second on Connecticut overall in average points per game (0.92) and is tied for third in assists (11).  He registered seven points in a five-game span (one goal and six assists), beginning with his first career AHL goal on November 12 at St. John’s and culminating with a career-high, three assists on November 23 vs. Portland.  Erixon tallied an assist while making his AHL debut on November 2 at Bridgeport.

The Port Chester, New York native began the season on the Rangers opening night roster, and skated in nine games with the Blueshirts before being assigned to Connecticut on October 29.  Erixon posted a plus or even rating in six of his nine contests.  He made his NHL debut on October 7 against Los Angeles in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Premiere.

Erixon was acquired by the Rangers along with a fifth round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft (Shane McColgan) from Calgary, in exchange for Roman Horak and two second round picks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft (Markus Granlund, Tyler Wotherspoon) on June 1, 2011.  He was originally selected by the Flames in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.


For today’s thrilling review of last night’s thrilling game, please scroll down to the previous thrilling thread. And try not to get too thrilled.

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  1. Holy crap, ORR. Here is something interesting…Guys that Latona had on his Yahoo! Fantasy team:

    Crosby, Michalek, Mike Richards, Giroux

  2. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    I got carped and BANJ’d

    Wicky©”suspend the hittee..LW compliant version” December 14th, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    so puck daddy has a live chat going on about rumours and such and this was a beaut..

    Comment From mattyG
    I played poker with Iggy’s stepdad in vegas this weekend, said he’d be a ranger

  3. James G

    No river crying necessary – my sarcasm on the last thread was clearly misunderstood. I fully realise you don’t hate Avery. I was just poking fun at the fact that the likes of you (and me, Mickey, ilb, CTB, Carp, countless others…) get labelled Avery haters for saying anything moderately indifferent about his role or remotely positive about the coach. Even if we plaster “I don’t hate Avery” all over the very same comments.

  4. eddie eddie eddie on

    LW – that comment shows you to be an Avery hater…first rule of fight club, dont talk about fight club

  5. NYR_FAN "Step-on the GAS!" on

    I miss Mats Zuccarello and Aaron Voros, obviously.

    The Jeff Woywitka era is coming to a close.

  6. First guess is that Sauer will be out awhile and that Torts is not too keen on Woywitka as a regular on D. Better to give playing time to Erixon.

  7. eddie eddie eddie on

    the difference between the avery haters and lovers is the avery lovers just want the team to win…and we see avery in the lineup as a positive thing…..the avery haters just want him gone no matter what….the question i want to ask the blog, had avery been called for charging the goalie, what would torts’ response have been?…be honest!!!

  8. Woywhatever sits! That pass was unacceptable and he doesn’t do enough “McBust-Like” things on Defense to allow dumb passes our of our end that turn into scoring chances.

  9. Woywitka is probably the guy to sit right now. I don’t think either he or Stralman are any good but at least you’re getting slightly more offensive ability out of Stralman.

  10. eddie eddie eddie on

    free ec, sting like a bee, when i drink water, really gotta pee, i say to thee, yes means oui, MDZ plays on D, shoots on a tee, leaves on a tree, golly gee, mini me, what did he, my man james G, the number 3, judge not ye, i like brie, waves in the sea, run dog and a flea


  11. I don’t think it’s fair to assign new whipping boy status to Jeff Woywitka.

    The guy came off the waiver wire when we were in a big jam and has done a fine job,
    handling more minutes than he’s probably used to.

    We’ve had it so good lately, everyone’s demanding zero losses! LOL

    It’d be nice but a tad unrealistic.

  12. I think WoyWhatever has been generally good. I just think Eminger has been better, Strahlman has a lot of upside and I want to see what Erixon’s got going on right now.

  13. eddie eddie eddie on

    woywanker made a mistake…he is human……show me anyone that doesnt….the only people that dont make mistakes are the people that dont do anything…..

  14. Good afternoon, Sally!

    New Newman, from previous thread, don’t be so sure. I speak with a fair number of people in the league and, believe me, the majority of those at HQ want fighting out, and will get fighting out eventually, if not soon.

    I understand the whole Prust thing. But I’m saying those staged fights are just adding fuel to the anti-fighters’ fire.

  15. eddie eddie eddie on

    my brutha from anutha…..i just got me some avery juice……scored at the corner…..know what im sayin?

  16. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    I laugh at every d man has to have offencive upside…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…seriously people??

    Woywitka—> makes better passes out of the D zone and handles the puck better under pressure than MDZ.

    Is he a better d man and more talented than MDZ? No, of course not. But he has played well for us considering what he is…doesn’t he have the same number of goals as VV2? maybe erixon should take woywitka’s—> spot on D and woywitka—> could play LW on richards’ line!!

  17. Yup- those staged fights are the reason fighting will be removed and they are what will be pointed to by the anti-fighting advocates. They are also the reason Prust’s career will end early and the reason he will spend a bunch of time in the press box this year with swollen hands and broken bones or worse.

  18. eddie eddie eddie on

    carp – a better idea…..when the fight is staged….whistle blows…play stops……and an octogon descends from the ceiling, and we hear the introductions…..in this corner, standing 5ft 9, from london ontario……………then………………..let’s get ready to rumble

  19. Rhode Island Ranger on


    If Avery had been on the ice long enough to run into the keeper like Hags, Torts would have calmly explained to him that the referees bring a lot to the table, they can contribute in a lot of different areas, and they’re unbeatable in the shootouts he can predict days in advance.

    Then Torts’ little head would’ve blowed up all over everything.

  20. Staal, I don’t recall a single pro-Christensen comment ever.

    LW, Anthony answered your earlier question. Sator-Larouche.

    And imagine if they trade Dubinsky — and they won’t get much in return, other than somebody else’s headache or second-rate players — and he becomes what he should be somewhere else? All because of a bad third of a season?

  21. If Avery was the one in Hagelin’s situation we would all be saying “that’s a reputation call.” Nothing more. No one would get mad at him. That call was easily the worst call I have ever seen in any sport.

  22. Torts would have said that the Ref’s are calling based on reputation but that Avery has got to be more careful, because of that reputation that, you know, he made for himself.

    That Hagelin was called for that crap just highlights WHY the call was absolutely horrendous. He’s like the “control” in an experiment.

  23. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    NHL should initiate a 7 minute rule. Every player dressed must get a minimum 7 minutes of ice time. That would keep teams from dressing a goon only in their line ups.

    Of course, how would torts punish avery with 2 minutes of ice time…oh nevermind.

  24. eddie eddie eddie on

    RIR – that is why i wish torts was the third cock in the NHL…for when his head explodes, it would be better than passing out t shirts…

  25. Avery is certainly not in the ranks of hockey player dregs. He has a little value and could contribute with other teams, if they’d take him. It’s only his baggage that keeps the other teams away.

  26. eddie,
    while Avery is quicker than some, I’m not sure he comes close to the speed that Hagelin brings so I don’t think Avery would have hit the goaltender.
    The amount of upside that Hagelin brings is far more than Avery brings.

    Woywitka makes better outlet passes than Avery’s blind passes to the middle of the defensive zone…

  27. I am genuinely confused on why so many believe Rupp is going to be such an improvement when he returns. (And you know Torts is going to reinsert him in the lineup as soon as he’s ready.) Rupp has never been an offensive powerhouse. Since Avery is always such a hot topic here, I’ll use him for comparison:

    GP G A P +/- Playoffs GP G A P +/-
    Avery 580 90 157 247 16 28 5 10 15 -4
    Rupp 504 50 40 90 -26 43 2 6 8 8

    It would appear Rupp is not very offensively skilled and is a much larger desense liability. His best season only saw him earning 19 points (compared to Avery’s career high 48). So he fights. Not very effectively, from what I’ve seen, and certainly no more so than Avery. So what is the up side to his return other than the fact that Torts likes him?

    As Cynar wisely pointed out, Avery only seems to be a distraction because the coach makes him one. If Torts just put Avery on the 4th line and consistantly played him his 8-10 minutes and left it at that, there would be no distraction. Torts makes it one when he benches the guy for no “apparent” reason. If there is a legitimate reason, then give it. If not, then play the guy his 4th line minutes and shut up.

    As for the “We want Avery” chant…except for a few morons that you will find in any organization, most people know Avery would not have been on the ice the last 10 minutes of that game last night, nor would he have automatically scored the GWG if he had. I believe the chant is more about expressing displeasure with the coach, Sather, or the team’s overall effort (or lack thereof). “Avery” has become like “Disney”. Walt Disney realized his name took on a whole meaning that was separate from the man. Just as last year’s All-Star write-in campaign for Avery was not because people believed Avery to be one of the league’s top players so much as it was meant as a slap in the face to the League.

    Playing Avery last night would not have ensured a win. They still could have played and lost the exact same way. However, it is just as possible that playing Avery last night would not have brought it down to 1-0 the last four minutes of the game. I guess we’ll never know.

  28. eddie eddie eddie on

    stall wart, avery’s incredible instincts would have him scoring on that play….ranger goal, number 16, SEAN AVERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! his 4th on the season…

  29. Maybe Erixon will pull a 2010-2011 McDonut, and stick around for good. Never know!

    This is good for Woywhatever. I had the intermission on mute, but when he was talking to Al, I noticed he was a little too happy. I don’t like happy Rangers during scoreless games.

    Hopefully Dublowsky takes a seat for the next game.

  30. eddie eddie eddie on

    Blacksheep – my brutha….i thank you assen for such a brilliant post…you earned entry into the club

  31. Rhode Island Ranger on


    I’m pretty good on ancient Rangers history, but you may recall this more vividly:

    Did Sator really announce to the hockey world (a la Torts the “sports journalist” on TSN in response to Avery’s infamous off-color response to a provocative personal question) that Larouche should be out of the league? Before he even took over the reins?

    I find that impossible to believe. No, sane hockey professional would paint himself into that kind of corner.

  32. Blacksheep, he’s a solid defensive player, and he will fight, and take pressure off of Prust. Nobody is expecting him to score. Anyone with half a brain wouldn’t expect Avery to score either, because they’re all 4th liners!

  33. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – at some point shouldnt someone in ranger mangement talk to the league about Avery’s reputation?…..As in, how about a little more objectivity when it comes to calling penalties?…at some point wouldnt you think that is prudent?

  34. Orr you forgot to add that Avery generally turtles in fights…so the pressure wouldn’t be off Prust with Avery in the lineup…

    BTW does anyone think players read blogs like this?
    If you are Avery and you do read this blog…how do you not join the fracas?

  35. eddie eddie eddie on

    ted sator, the alligator, an instigator, in chess we check mate her, to the avery hater, i will see you later, i like tots ala the tater….


  36. BWahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha

    Thanks, Lloyd! That made my day!

    “Fungibility = uniqueness. Uniqueness? Yea.” – Francesa. God I want to punch that guy sometimes.

  37. Carp:

    Sorry for the woefully off-topic post, but sometimes I just can’t resist laughing at that blowhard. Yesterday evening I nearly fainted when I heard him mention the “red hot Rangers” at the end of his show. Of course that was part of a discussion about how it was a “slow sports night” and there was nothing on TV.

  38. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    perhaps, safer and more consistent would have been a more accurate choice than “better”.

  39. eddie eddie eddie on

    ANNOUNCER: ….and in this corner, from the great state of new jersey….5ft 9….weighing in at….ahhhh just a second….that is a lot of zeros……

  40. Great point out Carp. I always spell his name Francesa(r) because of the “r” he puts at the end. That guy needs to be punched in the mouth. He is SO arrogant and rude. If he only had a partner again it might be listenable.

  41. Mess this morning said the PP needs improvement and they’re always looking.

    Good to know they realize it.

  42. eddie eddie eddie on

    at the ranger christmas party, i would love to see a picture of avery and torts standing under the mistletoe

  43. Noah-aal-olski-upp-auer, 28 on

    For those on Twitter, my buddy and a few of his friends run a fake Francesa Twitter feed and it is very, very funny. The account is “@MikeFrancesaNY.” Highly recommended for those that think he’s a joke (a.k.a. most everyone in the metropolitan area).

  44. oh god, I suck. not only did you thank me, but there were like two separate posts in response to it that I somehow missed completely. oy vey.

  45. eddie eddie eddie on

    LW3H December 14th, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    Woywitka is more “positionally sound” than MDZ as well right, wicky?

    LW – it doesnt get any more clearer than that…you are allergic to #16

  46. eddie eddie eddie on

    LW – admit it…you were speaking in code…..i was able to unscramble it……play it backwards…

    “i hate avery, i hate avery…..”

  47. I would love to, Lloyd.

    Francesa,r is the biggest scumbag. He is so arrogant and he cuts off callers. Even those that are OLDER than him and may have been there during the meaningless event he is talking about. Also, he drinks way too much diet coke. His hair angers me. His knee surgeries made me happy. His attitude frustrates me to no end, as do the silences he leaves to drive home his horrid points. Also, I hate his politics.

  48. eddie eddie eddie on

    i mentioned it during the game blog yesterday, but during the first period intermission…ec said that Hags sucker charged Bachman and deserved that penalty

  49. my favorite things about Mike Francesca:

    when he does play-by-play of whatever dull as dishwater golf tournament happens to be on during is show…actually, when he talks about golf in any sense…radio gold.

    when he pontificates about television ratings and makes hypothetical sports programming decisions – most recently, it’s been talking about which NFL games should be national. that’s the kind of insight you can only get from a fat blowhard who gets paid to drink Diet Coke 5 days a week.

  50. OH god. YES, Lloyd. Ratings…

    “What’d it do Eddie? 4? 4.3? Oh wow…a 6. See I didn’t think it would be that high. Let’s see..you got that opposite MASH reruns and you got that Conan character, never liked him, and you got…what you got on that CBS thing..oh E.R. Wow a 6. Impressive”

  51. I miss the 70’s, studio 54, and the days where you can play hockey and snort cocaine at the same time…

  52. Manny, I checked IPs. Those actually were Chris Higgins, Skid Crosby, Mike Francesa, Chris Christie, Phil Kessel and Phil Kessel’s ball.

  53. eddie eddie eddie on

    Manny – “try another one of these diet cokes……what it has a ph of 2?…..that is exactly what the rangers tv broadcast got on cable…and its not as acidic”

  54. right up there are his scintillating discussions on college basketball, particularly when he lands ratings coups like the Iona coach (something he did a week ago and bragged about).

    I’m a lifelong Yankee fan and I actually like the Yankees less than I used to because of Mike Francesca

  55. Carp December 14th, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    Manny, I checked IPs. Those actually were Chris Higgins, Skid Crosby, Mike Francesa, Chris Christie, Phil Kessel and Phil Kessel’s ball.


  56. Thanks, Carp. Glad to know someone is enforcing them. What sort of Appeals process do we have for suspensions? Would Sutton like it?

  57. Trevor Gillies on

    I miss the rest of the Villiage Peop….I mean, I miss playing for the Islanders! Grrrrr!

  58. eddie eddie eddie on

    in her eyes you see nothing, no sign of love behind the tears, cry for no one……a love that could have lasted years, you want her, you need her……the daybreaks, your mind aches….

  59. “His hair angers me”.

    Me too! Isn’t that strange LOL.

    You believe he’s pulling in at least 600g’s per?

    The world is mad.

  60. Paul in sunrise on

    IMO Erixon is a spare in case of injury while on road trip.

    I heard kessel’s ball got a car for being selected last at the allstar game.

  61. I’m really lagging here-

    Doodie- Of the Dubi’s 55 PIMS, 37 were in his first 4 games – that’s only 18 over the last 24 games, with 4 of those being a double minor for fighting/not fighting.

  62. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    Phil kessels ball actually has its own IP…WOW!!

    a lot of times, yes. Of course woywitka—>is not exactly a physical force out there. He reminds me a bit of (in the way he plays physically) peter popovich (sp?).

    Clearly, if he did play with any sort of physicality, you would be asking for his immediate benching. Well, that along with if he doesn’t skate over 100mph, which also warrants immediate benching in your absolutely 100% correct all the time evaluation of D men MR. NHLW!!

  63. Lloyd, he’s such a righteous, out-of-touch jackwagon and bully.

    ps, earlier, Doodie, you noted that the Rangers PP stinks on the road … and I just wanted to point out that they started the season with seven road games and their PP was woeful early in the season. It’s gotten a lot better.

  64. eddie eddie eddie on

    Carp – that “give piece a chance” was recorded in a toronto hotel after lennon was interviewed a by a ricard cranium canadian artist….

  65. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    I’m getting better…monty python and the holy grail

  66. Hey Rod – I thought Francesa,r made $1M/Year. Is that inaccurate?

    His hair is MADDENING. That pompadour thing with the grey streak.

  67. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    torts putting EC in the line up “in case” of a shootout, is like carp carrying an assault rifle to work everyday “in case” of an alien invasion!

  68. Could be Manny. Knew that was deal he signed after Dog left. But he also gets separate dough from YES for the simulcasts.

    That’ll get ya crazy LOL….

  69. That drinking game makes me hungover and want to boudreau just reading about it. but it is a funny read.

  70. I saw it in the third period on I think the last two (could be wrong, but definitely the last one). Also, it seemed Gaborik was the extra man on after Hank got pulled.

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

    rumour has it torts benched gabby from the first PP unit because he heard gabby say the word avery in the pre game warmups.

    Gabby, in a post game interview said that he never said avery at all, but at on point did say it was going to be A-VERY tight game. Gabby went on to say that torts clearly does not like his accent and on a number of occasions Gabby has heard torts tell others he wished every one spoke as concisely as EC!!

  72. Thought Gabby had just had a shift before those PPs and for the extra man….i could b wrong though

  73. Noah-aal-olski-upp-auer, 28 on

    My goodness…Skinner and Pitkanen with concussions now too? This is insane.

    Really makes you wonder how many guys back in the day were playing when they shouldn’t have and how much longer their careers might have been. Wild.


    Game On! MSG channels in HD arrive on FiOS TV

    We heard your pleas for the MSG channels in HD, and now we have good news to report.

    I’m excited to tell you today that FiOS TV will add both MSG HD and MSG+ HD to the channel lineup in phases over the next couple of days, with some markets as soon as tomorrow. The channel numbers will vary depending on your location. Look for MSG HD on FiOS TV channel 577, 578 or 579, and MSG+ HD on 579, 580 or 581.



  75. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    thanks, i’ll be here all week and two shows on sunday!

    Please don’t forget to tip your bartenders and waitresses!!

  76. I think the Skinner concussion was announced yesterday. Still wonder how that him being laid out by the Rangers effected him. No doubt that increased monitoring, fear of effects and hooplah have lead to many people being diagnosed this year but this is NOT good for hockey.

    Can the media talk about Colt McCoy’s concussion some more? Vick? Plenty of NFL’ers get them too.

    This isn’t going to be good for business. This isn’t going to be good for anybody.

  77. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    One of my students just nearly fainted, while sitting down, due to anxiety during his final… I feel bad

  78. PCU President: You passed out cigarettes for a smoke-a-thon on Earth Day, you installed speed bumps on the handicap ramps, and most recently, you dumped a hundred pounds of….meat, on a peaceful vegan protest!

    Droz: Oh, come on! That was way more than a hundred pounds!

  79. BANJ November 17th, 2011 at 7:20 am
    Not sure if this was brought up yesterday. I’ve been avoiding youse guys during this 7 game streak, and will continue to do so til the inevitable.

    But for those who have FOIS, my Verizon Co-worker just sent me this:

    November 16, 2011 – 1:57 PM
    Verizon announced today that it expects to provide MSG Network channels in high definition by mid-December.
    The Federal Communications Commission ruled in September that MSG could not withhold HD feeds of its programming from Verizon and AT&T. MSG sports programs include Buffalo Sabres games, which have been available to Verizon FiOS viewers only in standard definition.
    A federal court last week upheld the FCC ruling, which compels MSG to negotiate with Verizon regarding HD feeds. A statement from Verizon today says the HD programming is expected to be available by mid-December.

    Sabres viewers who get their TV via the Dish Network are still in the dark when it comes to watching their team. Dish last year dropped MSG from its lineup, along with YES Network and SportsChannel New York, in a dispute over rights fees. All indications are that those channels won’t be coming back to Dish anytime soon.

    Come on 3CP, It’s my only scoop here in the past 4 years! :P

  80. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    good point

    off to work, later aasens and LG24/7!!

  81. BANJ, It should have happened a while ago, but that Carcillo head Dolan kept appealing the FCC’s ruling. Yesterday, the Court of Appeals sided again with the FCC ruling, that Dolan must make the HD feed avavilable on FIOS.

  82. JOHNNY D- in response to what you asked me in the previous thread- please show me where Wolski had a 60 point season


    OBVIOUSLY those guys have been hurt this year but you must have missed my point. This is what we’re getting for 10.6 million dollars this year and it’s a problem. At least some of that money could have been used in better ways.Wolski was a big question mark for this roster during the off season. His health has been poor since training camp. so for 4 million bucks he played 6 games and went on IR. Someone pointed out before that Prospal has 23 points. Well, he’s played 30 games and he’s signed for 2.5 mill. We parted ways with him because of health concerns. 30 games to Wolski’s 6. I know Wolski was under contract but there were other options.

  83. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Lw – again with avery hate? Play your last post sideways and it screams “Avery hater Avery hater”

  84. LW- my fault for missing your sarcasm. I should have known better but I hadn’t gone to sleep yet and had visions of sugar plums dancing in my head.

    I’ll make it up to you- give me your Holiday cookie requests and I’ll have that HAG Lin make them and send them to ya : D

  85. Doodie Machetto on

    James G: 2009-10, he had 65 points split between Colorado and Phoenix. Gotta look at stat sheets more carefully, friend.

  86. James Dolan bobble head? I think they give you one when you go through orientation your first day in Hell.

  87. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    JamesG – hilarity cubed … We could go on a comedy tour and make millions – there are some funny mutha byfugliers on this blog

  88. Doodie, Johnny- that’s my bad. I’m blind for starters and I always thought he was known for his rookie year. Even still I don’t think many people think he’d be on pace for anything similar if healthy this year

  89. Don’t sweat it, James. I knew the idea that you were going for. I am not one for absolute specifics.

  90. Thanks Manny. You’re the bestest ever. Can I adopt you? Or better yet can you adopt me? I don’t eat much and I don’t take up much space!

  91. That Hagelin penalty was precisely why you should be able to hit the goalie when he comes up into the play.

  92. Hey James, can we adopt each other? Some sort of reciprocal adoption? I am no lawyer..oh wait..I am..but I don’t know about that at all!

  93. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Ricardo – the eddies et al are in the city next week… Not sure if I can get to a game, but I would love to buy you a mike fran chess ka liquid special (diet coke) before you go into the garden either before the isles game or flyers game…possible?

  94. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    One competent referee in a game is better than one competent referee and one incompetent referee in a game. Just how many competent referees does the NHL think there are, on the planet?

    Why the hell don’t they rectify blatantly awful mistakes they make, starting with this one? It would cut their payroll overhead, too. They don’t mind paying out of profit for this stupidity which impunes the integrity of the game, given all the horrendous calls?

    This league also desperately needs to assign three points to a win, so that all games are three point games. I say you go 3-0 when you win in regs, 0-3 when you lose in regs, and 2-1 when you win in OT/SO and 1-2 when you lose in OT/SO. So that you have two points columns = points for and points against. Is that rocket science or just plain too much logic for the suits, upstairs?

  95. And This One Will Last A Lifetime on

    I miss when Dubie was good and looked like he had fun playing

    Something good about EC ? He might be master of his domain for all we know

  96. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Boom boom – some chess tournaments are starting to give 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, as opposed to 1 for a win and .5 for a draw…ala soccer scoring.

  97. I love the idea of handing out 3 points per game.

    3 points for regulation win
    2 for OT or Raffle Contest win
    1 for OT or Raffle Loss

  98. NYR_FAN "Step-on the GAS!" on

    E^3^ it is not looking good for the Flyers or Isles games but we should meet up anyway for a diet coke and a homegrown Dubinsky!

  99. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Maybe the NHL should do a Fibonacci and give 89 points for a win; 55 points for an OT win; 34 points for an OT loss; and 21 points for a regulation loss “for showing up and trying.” lol.

  100. Now we’re talking. I think even the seeding should be done based on Fibonacci.


  101. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – its 1 1 2 3 5 8 13….and the ratio of each term converges to the number phi

  102. eddie eddie eddie on

    my brutha – sounds good….we can watch it via some tube while hitting anutha type of tube

  103. eddie eddie eddie on

    interesting algebraic structure…if you choose any 2 numbers…. ANY 2 numbers and add them to create the next……and take that ratio, you will also conver to the number phi

  104. eddie eddie eddie on

    …take the ratio of each 2 terms…and it converges to phi….fascinating algebraic structure….

    Google fibonocci sequence and look at some of the beautiful art…and natural occurances…

  105. eddie eddie eddie on

    stall wart – then, in spirit………………..nyr fan and I will raise a glass and a #17 and toast you :)

  106. Today’s my birthday and my father says I can have anything I want GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR FATHER. So guess what I want? A NEW BRAIN! noooooo. your bike! BWAHAHAHAAHAA IT’S NOT FOR SALE FRAN-CISSS!

  107. Gah! Thanks Eddie! I forgot about ZERO! What an idiot I am. I guess you think that ZERO is a number while I think it’s nothing. What is nothing? Nothing can’t exist!

  108. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – for the longest time, zero didnt exist in our number system…the official fibonocci sequence does start with zero…..0,1,1,2,3,etc etc….but its the ratio of successive terms that is most beautiful….

  109. How come on Seinfeld it’s always so easy for Kramer to take ideas right to the people that can make it happen for him? I always have good ideas and nobody really gets me to the top.

  110. Thanks eddie! Look at you…professing in your own time! You’re a legend. They should make you DEAN

  111. Manny I can’t get you to the top but I can definitely get you a limo to take you wherever you wanna go…Take what you can get.

  112. I will take it James! we can drive straight to the place that gets us to the top! We will get there as co-adoptees/adoptors

  113. It’s not good for hockey when the first four headlines on a hockey website are:

    Pitkanen Skinner out with Concussions
    Giroux out indefinitely with a Concussion
    Leino out “for weeks”

  114. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – i was offered Dean…but prefer the classroom…..i am as fond of administration as LW is of Avery

  115. I knew you were successful, eddie! Just a straight shooter with upper management written all over you.

  116. eddie eddie eddie on

    ..just thought i would share that…tho she aint fond of your attacks on the “chosen” one and his admirers….

  117. eddie eddie eddie on

    i wear jeans and t-shirts/ sweat shirts to work….i cant even dress the part of upper management

  118. eddie eddie eddie on

    long ago…on one of my evaluations…it read “he is pretty cool and dresses like us”

  119. Manny it’s not that I want to disagree with you buuuuuuuut E3 HAS had some issues…with his TPS reports. :shrug:

  120. eddie eddie eddie on

    jamesG…my brutha…i have serious issues…but who among us can cast the first stoner?

  121. Good evening, Sally!

    e3, remind me in the middle of the week. maybe we can have a quick seltzer before I got into the Garden … or something.

    Remember, the Philly game is on Festivus.

    There will be airing of grievances and feats of strength. Chris Pronger couldn’t smooth a sheet if he had a hot date with a babe …

    I lost my train of thought.

  122. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    At some point maybe someone can implicate the helmet manufacturers, where all these concussions are concerned. It seems they build helmets about as well as cars are built, these days – not constructed to absorb much shock.

  123. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – you must tell her that you are the boss…..hang on…my wife is yelling at me….

  124. Olga Folkyerself on

    Some good hockey being played on Versus.

    Chicago vs. Minnesota

    No score after one period.

  125. eddie eddie eddie on

    ricardo – sounds like a plan….it looks like no tix for my brutha and me…so we be watching it on the tube…….but, i would love to connect and have an egg cream or something…..i will shoot you an email again later this weekend and early next week….

  126. Carp

    agree with last post as well as BS realignment. Don’t we play the Flames like 15 times? Jesus who cares. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

    “We want Avery” chants are all in good fun. Deep breaths, my man!

    Probably one of the worst calls I have ever seen unless the rulebook states “you cannot touch an opposing goaltender under any circumstances”. They should be fair game if they go out the crease and play the puck. Cannot wait to see this on 24/7

    NHL teams being discreet about injuries is for a reason. Unless you are a betting man IDK why you think fans have to know the exact nature of the injury. If a player sits out he is obviously hurt and if he’s not the team will discipline him. Us fans don’t need to know exactly what bone is broken in which hand so they can get slashed to threads next game. This is really my only problem with you as a sportswriter.

    That said keep up the good work!


  127. Boom Boom – I solved that problem last night. INTERNAL helmets. Springs and Gel.

    My family is from Elmira. Love that place. Not the prison though

  128. eddie eddie eddie on

    close your eyes, have no fear, the monsters gone, you’re daddy is here…. beautiful boy before you go to sleep, say a little prayer, every day in every way is getting better and better

    i can hardly wait, till you come of age, but i guess we will have to wait….

    darling sean…

    that song is sooo sad…

  129. Woo Hoo! Corning. My family loves the whole horseheads area and surrounding area etc, etc. Basically my family settled in Ithaca and then some relocated to Elmira etc, etc.

  130. thanks, noonan. If I was a fan, I’d want to know if Marc Stall has a concussion or a shoulder injury or a ribcage strain, and not an upper body injury. Hey, that’s just me. And I’m in the business of reporting to the fans, so I want to know.

    Also, if you make it a guessing game, guess what? Reporters will dig. Then you create a competition to find out the injury. I remember in ’94 I accidentally saw Leetch getting his shoulder worked on during the ECF. Had to report it. Rangers went ballistic. Too byfuglien bad, but every reporter was trying to find out what it was, and if I didn’t report it and somebody else did, then I got beat.

  131. Man I love upstate New York winters. Obviously you know what I mean by UPSTATE. Not this stuff the City People say when they mean Patterson or something 45 minutes from the city.

  132. My rule is that to classify as UPSTATE you have to be closer to Canada than you are to New York City.

  133. trying to remember who it was, maybe Darren Turcotte. Had a hand injury, so it was going to be pretty obvious if anybody saw him walking around with an icepack bandaged around his hand. So he had both hands bandaged with icepacks, so nobody would know which one.

  134. Olga Folkyerself on

    I like winter here for about a week around Xmas and New Year. After that, it’s snow and cold. Then repeat. Do you know who wrote the song lyrics “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow”?

    I’d like to kill that Folkyer.

  135. Man when my dad moved to CT he was CONFUSED. He just didn’t get why you couldn’t have chains on your tires or why they _ever_ canceled school. He’s a funny guy. He could get a rear wheel drive Volvo 940 out of a mountain of snow that was plowed into that mountain. 30 Seconds and the car is clear. Saw it with mine own eyes.

  136. eddie eddie eddie on

    ricardo – would you ever want to work for the rangers as Director of media relations or some such?….

  137. So is the music that was recorded. Muddy but amazing.

    Although I prefer the band in 76 when Manuel’s voice got gravely from the Gran Marnier and he was just ripping songs with absolute emotion.

  138. eddie eddie eddie on

    well, i am off to give my night class their final in about 5 minutes….recording 24/7 on DVR….

  139. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – i have a betty board of the dead’s pre-concert set…best music of the entire festival

  140. eddie, Never say never, but those media relations guys work around the clock, seven days a week, travel all over the globe, busy in the summers … no golf.

    so, no thanks.

  141. Lol. Versus is infinitely stupid. The graphic on the screen read “Kyle Brodziak – 11th goal of the season.” There was an asterisk below it that said “4th career goal.”

  142. HAHA. Amazing spot there, Latona. I have no glasses on and a bottle of Jim Beam on my lap. Couldn’t pick that one out.

  143. Ah. Sweet era, no doubt. I kind of like all music that was made at all times as long as it’s good. I am not kidding or just saying that. I just love music. Music, whisky, sports and my wife.

  144. Although, right now my wife is out and I am sitting at home watching Hockey, drinking Jim Beam and listening to Van Halen. I can’t tell if it’s pathetic or amazing. I am going to tentatively vote for pathetic. Mostly because I had to use her sleeping mask to keep my hair out of my face.

  145. Evening gang!

    Less than an hour til 24/7. Less than a day til I see the Rangers live. Less than 9 days til I am home in NY.

  146. Thanks for the explanation Carp. This is why you have such a sweet job and why we love you: you answer to the fans.

    “thanks, noonan. If I was a fan, I’d want to know if Marc Stall has a concussion or a shoulder injury or a ribcage strain, and not an upper body injury. Hey, that’s just me. And I’m in the business of reporting to the fans, so I want to know.”

    Rangers have said it’s a concussion though, no? I find it hard to believe it’s just that and am guessing it could also be one of his shoulders also. That’s just me (one of the fans). We aren’t stupid, see.

    “Also, if you make it a guessing game, guess what? Reporters will dig. Then you create a competition to find out the injury. I remember in ‘94 I accidentally saw Leetch getting his shoulder worked on during the ECF. Had to report it. Rangers went ballistic. Too byfuglien bad, but every reporter was trying to find out what it was, and if I didn’t report it and somebody else did, then I got beat.”

    Damn Carp you are BRUTAL. LOL! Surprised you are still working with MSG after all that. How much crap did you catch?! And really what did you get out if it aside from beating other sportswriters? That’s integrity, albeit we have different views and I think it’s misplaced. But THAT is integrity. What you believe in is strong and I don’t consider you a “true believer” so I have to respect that.

    For all we know that butterfly effect helped us win the Cup!

  147. Really? Super sorry, Olga. I am really sorry. I will shut the heck up about my life!

    GOOD FOR YOU. Wish I could join you, man.

  148. “Mikko Koivu is one of the most underrated players in the league IMO. I love his game.”

    He’s been so underrated he has to be overrated by now! HAHA

  149. Phew. I know many people (mostly family members) that suffer from the affliction.

    Good joke though. You got me!

  150. McQuais is a PUNK. Knee on Knee hits should be looked at pretty similarly.

    Also, can I point out that MOST of the concussed players were concussed in collisions with their teammates (e.g. Crosby, Giroux)

  151. The Winter Classic would be the perfect time to waive the helmet rules,
    and turn the game back to the concussion-free era which only lasted for 80 or so years.

  152. I’m from Albany and traveled across the state to the booming metropolis of Olean just about every year from 1990-2002. The Southern Tier is pretty awesome..

  153. Yo, Latona!! How are you? Have any good deli sandwiches lately?

    OK, Olga – there’s a Doo-Wop show on WFDU-FM, 89.1 mHz on Sunday evenings from 7 to 10 PM. It’s called the Group Harmony Alley, with Christine Vitale – they stream the show online, if you’re interested…

  154. geez bruins explode two goals in 56 sec break game wide open.. the road to the cup goes through boston again. will be top seed in east

  155. Mickey! I’m not actively participating in that, although I doubt it would make much of a difference. I’m a horrible fantasy hockey player. I feel really bad I even joined in the first place; such a slacker!


    I’m doing fine. No good sammiches lately. A travesty if I ever did propagate one.

  156. Mickey you should see Latona in our Yahoo! League. He concusses every single player on his team but he wins.

  157. True Blue Mike on

    ahhhh these cablevision people better get me off hold soon and get me HBO in the next 15 minutes or im gonna kill someone

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