Post-game notes, quotes

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Courtesy of the Rangers:

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
January 10, 2012 (Game 40, Home Game 18)
Madison Square Garden – New York, New York

Team Notes:

–        The Rangers defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to five games, and have now won 10 of their last 11 games.  Marian Gaborik and Derek Stepan each converted in the shootout, while Henrik Lundqvist stopped five of six shootout attempts.

–        New York improved to 27-9-4 (58 pts) on the season, including a 13-3-2 mark at home.  The Blueshirts have now won five straight home games, and six of their last seven at Madison Square Garden.

–        The Rangers maintained their lead in the NHL standings and are three points ahead of Boston for first in the Eastern Conference.  Their .725 winning percentage is best in the league, while their 27 wins are tied for first and their nine regulation losses are the fewest in the NHL.

–        The Blueshirts’ current five-game winning streak is their fourth winning streak of five or more this season, which is the most in the league.  It is also the first time in franchise history the Rangers have posted four winning streaks of five or more games through the team’s first 40 games of the season.

–        New York has registered at least one point in 26 of their last 32 games (24-6-2), dating back to Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark.  The Rangers have out-scored their opponent, 102-65, during the stretch.

–        The Rangers’ .725 winning percentage is the team’s best start through 40 games in 40 years, when the 1971-72 Blueshirts began the season with a 27-6-7 record (.763 winning percentage), and is the third best start in franchise history.

–        The Blueshirts’ 13-3-2 (28 pts) mark at MSG is their best start at home through 18 games since 1995-96 (14-2-2, 30 pts).

–        New York did not allow a power play opportunity in the contest, and have now gone seven consecutive games without surrendering a power play goal (16-16).  The last time the Blueshirts did not surrender a power play opportunity was April 9, 2011 vs. New Jersey.  The Rangers’ penalty kill is 41-45 (91.1%) with five shorthanded goals in the last 16 contests, and improved to 19-4-2 when not allowing a power play goal.

–        The Rangers won 33-47 faceoff attempts (70%), and are now 73-112 (65%) on faceoffs in the last two games.

Player Notes:

–        Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves through regulation and overtime, and stopped five of six shootout attempts, to extend his winning streak to a career-high, seven games, and improve to 19-7-4 overall with a 9-3-2 mark at home.  Lundqvist has allowed just eight goals during his seven-game winning streak, posting a 1.13 goals against average, .962 save percentage and one shutout over the span.  He has held opponents to two or fewer goals in 21 games this season, including in 10 of his last 11 contests, and is 17-4-1 with a 1.67 goals against average, .943 save percentage and two shutouts since Nov. 3 (22 games).  Lundqvist is now the NHL’s all-time leader in shootout wins, moving ahead of Martin Brodeur with 39 career shootout victories.

–        Derek Stepan tallied the game-deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout, tied for the game-high with five hits and won 9-12 faceoffs (75%) in 20:14 of ice time to earn second star honors.  The shootout goal was the first of his career in six attempts.

–        Ruslan Fedotenko opened the game’s scoring at 2:27 of the third period and was credited with two hits in 14:01 of ice time.  He has tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in the last three games.

–        Brian Boyle recorded the primary assist on Fedotenko’s goal, tied for the game-high with four shots on goal and five hits, and won 5-6 faceoffs (83%).

–        Carl Hagelin tallied an assist and was credited with a game-high, four takeaways in 14:37 of ice time.  He has recorded five points (three goals, two assists) in the last seven games.

–        Marian Gaborik converted his shootout attempt, and was awarded his first penalty shot of the season, and seventh of his career, at 3:10 of overtime.  Gaborik is now 2-7 in his career in penalty shot attempts.

Post-Game Quotes:                                                      

–        John Tortorella on the team…

“I just think it starts with the locker room.  It’s a tight group, and I just think they believe they can get things done. We’re going to lose some games, but I think they’ll play the right way.  They just try to stay within themselves. We did a really good job most of the year, through the minutes, of not beating ourselves.  We got pretty good goaltending along the way here too.  You’re going to give up some chances, but we have been good through the neutral zone of not turning a lot over and staying within ourselves.  I think that’s been a key, to at least have the chance to get back on the attack.”

–        Henrik Lundqvist on playing in close games…

“We’ve played so many of them. Obviously you get more comfortable when you’ve been in the same situation so many times. Even going into the third, we knew what to do because we’ve been in the situation before. Being able to win those games is so important to your confidence.”

Team Schedule:                                                                      

–        The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, January 11, is 12:00 p.m. at MSG Training Center.

–        The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, January 12, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to mark the mid-way point of their regular season schedule.  The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 970 The Apple.

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  1. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    Carped or is it Doodied now ? Any how Jimbo can you learn those languages at Rosetta Stone?

  2. Miami, I don’t know anything about the audio system … only how to record it and how to get it up on the bush-league blog. When the IT clowns get around to hiring a new IT clown, I’ll ask them to half-ass amateur-hour it for you.

  3. This team has a utterly pathetic power-play. It’s worse than bush-league. It’s like watching the Honduran women’s ice hockey team play the El Salvadorean over-80 men’s team in a 7-game series.

  4. Ria, I think so – but those languages are in their “back” catalog….maybe it’s not available in Oh, Canada….

  5. Well, Carp, when they do hire a new IT guy, put the “browser goes off into the weeds after refreshing” question to the person, will ya? I’d hate to have to keep a special browser on my computer dedicated strictly to the Boneheads Blog, not that it isn’t worth it! ;-)

  6. Watch out for those Honduran wimmins, Miami!! They play a mean defense! Very rough, and they have no Shanny down there, either!

  7. 9 losses in 40 games. WOW.

    I cannot believe what is going on.

    I thought they would make the playoffs but WOW… they are 1st or 2nd in defense… They need another forward big time and they can compete for the CUP…….

    Can Kreider play in 45 days at the NHL level??? Else they need a legit skilled, fast, forward……Who and at what cost?

  8. Boom Boom Bathgate / "Sloppy Firsts" on

    Watch out for that Fedo- tinker-toy – he’s taking over the National Hockey League. Christ, I can’t even call him “Fedostinko” tonight. Bummer.

  9. Olga Folkyerself on

    Sather drafted the best hockey player in Guatemala! I think he sent Muckler down there to scout.

  10. ANOTHER WIN, BOYS!

    Don’t know if this was reported here for those that come here for all their Rangers news. I LIKE:

    08:27 AM ET 01.10 | John Tortorella gave his team a second chance to make a first impresson of the week on Monday. [Tortorella] admits — and perhaps, fears — that complacency creeping in is “just human nature.” So what did the Blueshirts’ coach do when he noticed a lack of intensity and attention to detail from his players at the start of practice Monday in Greenburgh? He ordered all of the Rangers other than goalies Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron off the ice and told them to return from the locker room when they were ready to work. “We just figured we’d start again,” Tortorella said. … Tortorella added that his team “practiced really well” after returning to the ice, and his point was well-taken.

    Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/321541-tortorella-orders-rangers-off-practice-ice#ixzz1j7WSeLpH

    BOOM

  11. Yes, it was in the widget ——> yesterday and discussed here. All the beat writers had it. That’s how that site got it.

  12. Sooo. 9 losses in 40 games, tops in the league, another 2 points in their back pockets and its Season Over, Traid everyone again? SHEESH PEOPLE! Learn to actually enjoy this team and stop griping.

  13. Staal looks just fine.

    he will be playing 23 + minutes in another week or 2….

    defense and goaltending if no injuries is rock solid. Defense can absorb 1 injury not season ending to one of the studs.

    jsut need a sniper…..hagelin looks like a keeper… need 1 more fast and skilled forward..

    WHY not Kreider, college season over soon… 3 years in college….

  14. Carp, when I “refresh” or F5, or “reload”, my browser often goes off into a “white screen”, like the page has gone down to the extreme bottom…..and down in the area that says “done” (above the taskbar?) it gets hung up with “waiting for getclicky” or some other auxiliary service that gets accessed when a person reloads the blog page….

    Sometimes it gets hung up on “waiting for Twitter”, but it’s usually “getclicky” or some other non-Lohud URL that hangs up the process – and once that happens, nothing but hitting the “back” button on the browser, and then quickly hitting “refresh” gets me to the newest posts.

    It’s very annoying, and it happens much more frequently once there are over 50 to 100 comments in a thread, which is almost always!

    I use Firefox or Seamonkey browsers – several ‘heads told me to download Google Chrome, but I dislike Google’s practices of info-gathering on everything that someone does on their computer.

  15. i have seen Kreider play maybe 8 times. WJC last year and the year before and 2 or 3 college games.

    I have no idea how good he is I know he has the potential to be big time.

    He is big and real fast and is leading a top program in goals….

  16. Olga, I’m not sold on the Hawks goaltending – Crawford only looks OK, and Emery is a slug….there’s a lotta dog in him…

  17. Wow! Halak was in net in Montreal tonight – he made a great return to his old team and city, shutting them out! Sacre bleu!!!

  18. All due respect, but Niemi played outta his mind for them that year – Crawford, I don’t know if he has it in him..

  19. noonan will Kreider sign after the college season is over? I would ask why not? He is not playing 4 years at BC and he can go back to school for his degree in thesummer or later etc………

  20. what about lee stepniak. 29 years old, great skater decent size. a realistic low 20 goal scorer.

    couldn’t a guy like that help and the costs would not be very big……

  21. Carp January 10th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Miami, I don’t know anything about the audio system … only how to record it and how to get it up on the bush-league blog. When the IT clowns get around to hiring a new IT clown, I’ll ask them to half-ass amateur-hour it for you.

    ——

    Post of the year so far! LOL

    What a game! What a win! What a team! Oh, baby!

  22. Oh-oh….Calgary leads debbies 6-3….about 8 minutes left….I liked 4-0 a lot better….

    I figure if the debs lose 3-4 games in a row somehow, that Looie Fudd will pull old Jacque-leStrap out of retirement again to try to relive old times…..

  23. Olga Folkyerself on

    I’m more worried that the Hawks core remains healthy. A few significant injuries could derail the train.

  24. Stupid Tebow thing is really getting outta hand! I wish i could send that Tebow guy to where he really wants to be…next to god

  25. How you doing, C3? Who’s your cable provider down there? I hope not Time-Warner, for your sake!

  26. Another game another win. This team continues to not allow anything from their opponents. If not for some real impressive work by Mike Smith it’s a blowout (in fact he should have been 1st star even in the loss). Defense wins championships and no one right now is playing better defense with the B’s allowing 7 goals in two games. It’s how you win in the playoffs.

  27. Aha!! Debbies lose! :-)

    Fishsticks win.. :-( (I know, they’re in the cellar, but I want the franchise transferred to the KHL, along with their ~ 5000 fans)

    Flys win… :-(

    Pen()s lose! :-)

  28. Stranger Nation on

    Hags with 4 takeaways, 2 shots, tremendous puck possession/cycling in Offensive zone. Should have drawn penalty on an obvious cross-check/interference if Refs had decided to call anything tonite. Prince Carl is very impressive.

    Artie played much better tonite. Need consistency out of him and more jump.

    Dubi is an enigma. On 4v4 in OT he demonstrated why as he puck handled for 45 secs by moving away from goal. At some point you need to face the goal to score or find someone else who wants to. At ES he makes painful decisions in O zone.

  29. Stranger, It would have been nice if Hags could have scored a goal, too….but he’s the real deal, skating wise.

    Watch what you call Dubi – Sharpton may be watching…

  30. Hey, Jimbo! Doing good..thanks. How are you?

    I have Verizon FiOS! Switched from DolanVision last month and loving it! Best service with lightning fast Internet and great quality HD picture. And inexpensive, too. I pay $150 for triple play with every single channel available PLUS free on demand! DolanVision charges around $250 for a package like this! So I am extremely happy with FiOS!

  31. I’m doing good, C3 – aside from being a Time-Warner victim, I mean customer! Following games on live streams really blows…

    OK on FIOS! Mazel-Tov! I don’t think it’s available in my neighborhood, but I can always fall back to DirecTV, which I used to have for many years here..still have the old dish on the roof…

  32. And with that, I implore you to enjoy this team and this season, it’s beyond special.

    G’night gang!

  33. Olga Folkyerself on

    If I think back to when I was following ranger games on the radio, live streams isn’t quite so bad.

  34. >>>If I think back to when I was following ranger games on the radio, live streams isn’t quite so bad.

    I would have *killed* for live streaming back then, when we had NO cable TV or satellite or anything other than over-the-air TV back in the 1970’s and much of the 1980’s here in my part of Queens – but times have changed!!

  35. Mine too, Olga!! Back when I “discovered” them, you could catch an “occasional” *home game* from the *Old Garden* on a tape-delayed basis on the weekend, as well as a fair amount of road games…

  36. “noonan will Kreider sign after the college season is over? I would ask why not? He is not playing 4 years at BC and he can go back to school for his degree in thesummer or later etc………”

    I’m really hoping he does. We lose nothing in trades except a few salary dumps hopefully and make a run at the Cup!

  37. Olga Folkyerself on

    Bill Chadwick and Jim Gordon. Fantastic broadcasting team. Although sometimes I think the Big Whistle had one too many Schaefers…

  38. Oh really? Eddie got upset over Avery issue? Yeah…that war was something else.

    YO! EDDIE x3!! Come on back, brutha! We need ya!

  39. Actually, before Jim Gordon (whose microphone I repaired once – a home mike, not a broadcast instrument!) there was Win Elliott…..and for a season or so, Bill Mazer!!

  40. Gordon and Chadwick were golden – a GREAT combo – and yes, The Big Whistle sounded like he sampled the sponsor’s wares quite often (Schaefer Beer)….

    Good times!

  41. Olga Folkyerself on

    I thought it was really unique to have a former referee doing the color comments. And he was funny, too. Although sometimes he didn’t mean to be.

    “Shoot the Puck, Barry!”

  42. Olga, I remembered something that you would get a kick out of:

    In a postgame show following a Ranger TV game at the Old Chicago Stadium, Bill Mazer was standing alone, in a spotlight, near center ice, because he had said something uncomplimentary towards the Hawks franchise or something, and Bill Wirtz (Sr.) had pulled access to Bobby Hull, who was supposed to be Mazer’s interview that night – boy, did he go on & on about that!! I’m surprised that somebody didn’t pull the cable out of his camera or microphone feed!

  43. “He’s as skillful as a cow with a gun” – Bill Chadwick, talking about someone like Wayne Dillon, or Gene Carr…

  44. What makes anyone think that Kreider can come up and suddenly start scoring in the NHL? Are there other examples of this?

  45. Olga Folkyerself on

    It reminds me of how big a (insert penile slang here) Old Man Wirtz was. He almost ruined a great franchise. Fortunately, he died first. He was so bad, fans booed during the moment of silence for him.

  46. CARP – my browser just went off into the weeds again – total white screen, and in that area below the window it said “connecting to ad.doubleclick.net” and it just stays there forever unless you hit “back” and then “‘reload”

  47. >>>Gene Carr “couldn’t put a puck in the ocean” – Bill Chadwick

    You forgot the rest of it! “Even if he was standing on the dock”!!!

  48. I have a feeling that Wayne Dillon jumped from the Rangers to the WHA just to get away from Chadwick’s insults to the kid – he was really on his aasen, as I recall!!

  49. Olga Folkyerself on

    That reminds me somehow of Derek Sanderson and his time in NY. I bet half his salary went up his nose.

  50. Olga Folkyerself on

    I hope Sather doesn’t bury Kreider in Hartford. Some of those guys never made it out of there.

  51. eddie eddie eddie on

    yo..olga, cccp = brooklyn pimp….jimbo….nyr fan…….happy to chat only so long as assens (b)oor and know it all hworthless arent on…

  52. eddie eddie eddie on

    if someone has a position or a view contrary to mine…i dont squaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak call them delusional e.g.(b)oor,,,and i never try to be patronizing and condescending,,,,i.e, any hw post…

  53. Olga Folkyerself on

    Good to hear from you EddieX3. Glad to know you’re still out there! Post when you want, just learn to ignorr the Hwirthless…

  54. Olga Folkyerself on

    Now give us some good lyrics…

    “Been down so G-D long, it looks like up to me…”

  55. Great to see you, E3! I know some heads can get annoying, but we’re all a big (dysfunctional) happy(?) family here, no?

  56. eddie eddie eddie on

    olga – i see that you too have been under attack by some of the same foes and non-believers….but by attempting to poison my and destroy my bruthas, they will know that i am the lord as i lay my vengeance down upon them…….now its on to chicago and lets win there….

  57. eddie eddie eddie on

    jimbo – it went far beyond annoying…it was getting far too personal about things that didnt warrant such responses……from the asinine (b)oor to mr. condescending wirthless……..i dont sense this return trip of mine will be all that long either as once they ratchet up their inane prose….it will be time for me to say au revoir….

  58. I admit that I was really surprised at how good a team those desert rats are. You don’t hear much about them bu they are reallly good. As old man Wellington said after Waterloo, . ” it was a close run thing.”

  59. eddie eddie eddie on

    jimbo – you are one of the good guys trying to mediate a peace…perhaps you are only guilty of agreeing with (b)oor when ever that snot nosed looney says something retarded….

  60. Olga Folkyerself on

    Ahhh, Eddie. I can give as good as I get. Greg is harmless, yet irks me somehow. I have learned just to skip over Orr’s posts mostly. Hwirthless is a new challenge. He thinks he’s got a great hockey brain. Trouble is, his brain is in his head, and his head is up his assen…

  61. I hear you, eddie – I may be partly guilty because I encourage ORR sometimes (not that he needs me to do so!), but *not* when he’s going after other ‘heads… I get a kick out of his stuff sometimes when it comes to the girly materials.

  62. eddie eddie eddie on

    jimbo – the irony of orr and girlie magazines is thst is as about as close as he will ever get to a naked woman….

  63. >>>perhaps you are only guilty of agreeing with (b)oor when ever that snot nosed looney says something retarded

    It depends, eddie – *not* when he’s being nasty to others – at least I try not to do that – but when he’s just acting goofy, I do get a kick out of his antics.

  64. I think it’s just “youth”…..in his case, and not real nastiness. But I’ve not been on the receiving end of anything nasty, so I can’t really say.

  65. eddie eddie eddie on

    olga – i have much faith in you laddie…and i almost jumped thru my computer screen to help you kick some serious assen……wirthless’ tone just drips with patronizing and condescending ooze….he gets on rod for doing the same thing he is guilty of doing…cracks me up….

  66. eddie eddie eddie on

    jimbo – orr gets nasty and iys uncalled for….the guy acts like he is 12 years old sometimes…and he has the sensitivity of a dull razor blade…it takes a fair amount for me to turn off and tune out…and i wish there was a way to just auto-block all of his posts…

  67. Olga Folkyerself on

    That’s where we need you eddie. Backing us up when we burst some of the gas bags that post here.

  68. eddie eddie eddie on

    billy – thx for number 4. on your top ten list…but rest assured, we would drink much beer too :)

  69. eddie eddie eddie on

    olga – jimbo – billy – toward that…consider me back in the saddle…to preserve justice and the american way….

  70. Olga Folkyerself on

    Orr IS 12 years old. I’m convinced of that. Anyone that obsessed with wimmin, ain’t getting any.

  71. >>>olga – jimbo – billy – toward that…consider me back in the saddle…to preserve justice and the american way….

    Excellent!!!

  72. Olga Folkyerself on

    I’m back in the saddle again
    Out where a friend is a friend
    Where the longhorn cattle feed
    On the lowly gypsum weed
    Back in the saddle again

  73. eddie eddie eddie on

    orr left his home in tuscon arizona for some california grass…..took down his pants, saw a cowboy coming…offered up his azz

  74. eddie eddie eddie on

    quite a few people that earned my own wrath…..worthless, a know-it-all among know it alls certainly takes the cake

  75. Olga Folkyerself on

    I can vouch for Jimbo. He’s as honest as the day is long. Of course it IS January…

    If he’s Glen Beck, then I’m Pat Robertson.

    (You’re not Glen Beck, are you?)

  76. No, I am unequivocally *not* Glenn Beck…..I was an engineer, not any air personality…

  77. eddie eddie eddie on

    i will admit that i have been really annoyed reading much of what has passed thru this blog over the last month….too many experts uninterested in any civil discourse

  78. billybleedsblue on

    Eddie, I’m ok… up late teaching myself some Ruby… long time no see! Thanks for being a sport taking #4 on my list… not a bad list, worth a chuckle anyways :D

  79. eddie eddie eddie on

    jimbo – offered to play peacemaker…that is to be commended…but, i am to the point that nothing orr says should be responded to in any fashion…period

  80. eddie eddie eddie on

    billy – excellent list…tho while carp loves lw…i think i am far more humorous

  81. eddie eddie eddie on

    the good thing is that with all the ice cream that lil dweeb eats…a diabetic coma should be right around the corner…then we shall all rejoice

  82. eddie eddie eddie on

    well, i hope i am not coming off like a miserable mope…but i have been seriously pissed for a month or so….ever since the avery wars started…

  83. eddie eddie eddie on

    olga – and the next time wirthless gives you grief about reporting a hawks score, tell him to shove his thumb up the butt and suck it…

  84. I have no problem with the Hawks scores, either – I often give scores out, but usually in games where I hate one or more of the participants!

  85. Olga Folkyerself on

    Oh, I have, eddie. He’s not getting any satisfaction there. He’s also a Sather Lover, which I will never be. If the Rangers ever win a Cup, it will be in spite of anything he has ever done for NY.

  86. eddie eddie eddie on

    jimbo 3-4 weeks i think….yeah sadly, aves is a moot point…..still dont understand why….torts is full of it when he says its not personal…

  87. eddie eddie eddie on

    i love chicago and hope we get a return of the 71 playoff series….hawks are a great team…..

  88. I wish Sather wins a cup here *VERY* soon – then maybe he’ll retire and turn the keys over to Mess – who I’m not sure will be a good GM…

  89. HI 3 Eddy

    It was great to go up and visit the grandchildren and marvel at how they have mostly become young women
    all of a sudden except for the 10 year old….but it is great to be back home again, even if I did freeze as much as I did when I left….for a bad moment when I got off the plane in Orlando, I thought that the pilot had made a couple of spins and then dropped us off back at Hartford,,,,,it was freezing down here. It’s good to be able to get on a PC that connects with the blog….my daughters have them, but they are mostly odd systems and I can’t zone in on the blog up there.

    I see that we have some newer bonesters since I left.

    My God this is getting to resemble the inner circles of the CIA. Just picked up a recording of the Tchaikowksy
    ( hope I spelled that right) competition in Moscow, and what magnificent talent those kids have. From all over the world and beautiful music. I especially fell for a rendition of Mussorgsky’s {Pictures at an exhibition}. If you like solo piano and solo violin get a recording of this competition. I’d hate to have to judge these kids.

  90. eddie eddie eddie on

    wirthless busts on rod’s balls about being an insider then chimes in about his brother in law and how how he likes to smell buttman;s gas, and how he has been on both sides of the glass blah blah blah…i work for the NHL….blah blah…i watch the players pee…blah blah blah…

  91. I’d love to see those 2 teams play each other again, in their entirety – if I only had a Time Machine…

    the 2 Hulls, Mikita, Ratelle, Gilbert, Hadfield, EDDIE! Park….ahh…good times, but no cigar!

  92. Olga Folkyerself on

    Sometimes I mention the Chicago scores just to irritate Greg and Hwirthless. I suspect it’s like poking a stick at a wild animal in a cage. I can just see them squirming and snarling…

  93. eddie eddie eddie on

    fran – one of the greatest days at the San Diego symphony, conducted by david atherton, was Mussoursky’s pictures of an exhibition and then Ravel’s bolero…..

  94. eddie eddie eddie on

    fran – my wife plays that piece…tho she is more akin to chopin, mozart, and js bach….

  95. eddie eddie eddie on

    greg needs to learn how to capitalize his letters more….to much lower case in his posts

  96. eddie eddie eddie on

    i remember a game where keith magnuson beat the crap out of pat burns in a game…

  97. billybleedsblue on

    lol, Eddie, you’ve either been lurking or back-reading to catch up. Either way, it’s funny stuff — HWirth and Rod have been pretty annoyingly entertaining for my bored soul as of late… I’m afraid to encourage this behavior as I suspect they back-search for their screen name to see what kind of reputation they need to live up to… but I had to chime-in…

  98. Olga Folkyerself on

    Chicago – New York Final. Bet on it. They have never met in the Finals. It’s about time…

  99. eddie eddie eddie on

    are you guys usually up this late…i am still celebrating
    the giants victory on sunday and this incredible run the rangers are on…

  100. eddie eddie eddie on

    bobby orr beat the piss out of him once too…he was a leaf….went from the blue line all the way behind the net back to the other blue line…orr just killed him

  101. It *is* odd that both guys who claim to have inside stuff get on each others aasens so often.

  102. eddie eddie eddie on

    you know marv was always hearing from his mom…..”marv – stop biting Al, you know he doesnt like it”

  103. No kidding? Pat Burns? I thought he was a policemen before getting into coaching – I never knew he was an NHLer, but then I must have seen him play! Just didn’t put the two names together…

  104. eddie eddie eddie on

    i like rod…and i like his analysis…withless is the prototype company shill….prolly on the payroll…

  105. Bobby Orr was the best player *I* ever saw – in his prime, in person, seeing him completely control and take over a game…it was astounding.

    Gretzky was pretty damed great, but Orr was a phenomenon.

  106. Eddy 3

    She must be quite talented…I’ve tried it without success but it is very difficult to master….I can appreciate if she masters Chopin who composed almost ALL of his works for piano. I’ve been trying to master his Aeolian Harp Etude for over a year now and I still haven’t got it. But it’s fun trying.

  107. eddie eddie eddie on

    jimbo – i ma confusing pat burns with someone else….who coched the cannucks against the rangers in 94 final?

  108. Olga Folkyerself on

    Not having seen Bobby Orr, I guess it was Gretzky for me. As a Ranger in Buffalo NY.

  109. He certainly was! Orr was no candy-ass! He could handle himself quite well – he didn’t need the “Big Bad Bruins” to protect him, unlike Booby Clarke, who, if you got his stick away from him, you could liquidate….

  110. eddie eddie eddie on

    fran – chopin is soooooo moody…almost too depressing …i like mozart more…and the simple elegance of js bach…

  111. Ah! Pat Quinn!! HIM I saw play – and he was pretty damned tough, too! But Orr kicked his ass? Not surprised!

  112. eddie eddie eddie on

    bobby orr was as feared a fighter the game has ever seen,,,didnt drop them unless really goaded…he didnt like taking 5 minute time-outs

  113. eddie eddie eddie on

    orr beat pat quinn from blue line around the net to the other blue line…..bang zoom pow

  114. >>>orr beat pat quinn from blue line around the net to the other blue line…..bang zoom pow

    Got another of my alltime favorites in there, The Great One, Jackie Gleason…

  115. Olga Folkyerself on

    Well, Kids… I hope you are also around in the daytime too. But I gotta go. It’s later now than it’s ever been before…

    Nytol!

  116. Why ever would you want to see Bobby Orr taking 5 minute fighting penalties, if you were on his team? Everybody else on the bench should have fought for him, just to keep him in the game, but he was very able to defend himself.

  117. ‘Night, Olga – I gotta climb into the coffin too….I’m descended from The Count, and the sun might start coming up soon!

  118. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    You know that slime “Miami Pimp” took a cheap shot at the Rangers power play, here tonight. (And what else is new?) But that just reinforces my conviction that this coach is really missing a good bet by not giving Hagelin serious PP time, understanding I have not yet checked the stats from this game.

    And I don’t agree that a reporter/journalist asking the coach about at least the possibility of Hags getting some PP time in the near future, is some kind of arrogant apostasy. This coach needs to account to all of us for his blind-spot and lack of initiative in this area. Hags has done everything he has been asked to do, and done it well, and no one will dispute that the team’s overall play took a big, positive upgrade with Hags’ arrival i nNovember – just check the results, since then.

    It’s time, coach, it’s time, media – to get on the Hags PP-time bandwagon. Suppose this team actually gets to Vancouver in the finals? Vancouver, right now shows a 63% special teams percentage share, same as the Rangers. To upgrade your chances of winning you need an edge,
    overall, not just an even match-up in the various departments.

    I doubt Vancouver has a Hagelin skills-level player on the far end of the bench they can press into service on the PP, anytime they want to. We do. It’s time to best utilize the strengths and the assets we have, which also diminishes the “need” to make a short-term stupid-ass trade for this year’s 34-year old rental candidate.

    Come on Coach, wake the puck up on this one! Hags will score on 20+ per cent of his PP shots, given the chance. – So give him the chance, already!

  119. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Problem with Orr was he joined the rush too much and cost his team innumerable odd-man rush goals against. Gretzky didn’t have that getting caught up ice poor-house mentality. One vote for Gretzky.

    Bruins won just two Cups in Orr’s time. It should have been double that.

  120. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    JimBo –

    I have always assumed Wayne Dillon left the Rangers to escape that madman, John Ferguson. There couldn’t be a better, more valid reason in the Cosmos than that.

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