Well, he wasn’t playing for the Patriots, so …


… welcome back, Chad Ocho Cinco!

Martin Biron has the flu, so Chad Johnson will back up Henrik Lundqvist tonight. Here’s the official word on Ocho’s recall, courtesy of the Rangers:

New York, January 24, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that goaltender Chad Johnson has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.
Johnson, 25, has posted a 10-8-5 mark with a 2.64 goals against average, .910 save percentage and one shutout in 25 appearances with Connecticut this season.  He leads the Whale in wins, goals against average and save percentage.  Johnson recorded wins in five consecutive decisions from November 18 vs. Bridgeport to December 3 at Springfield, posting a 5-0-0 mark with a 1.92 goals against average and .932 save percentage in six games.  He also registered a 41-save shutout, stopping three of five shootout attempts, in Connecticut’s season opener, a 1-0 shootout win on October 9 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The Calgary, Alberta native was acquired by the Rangers from Pittsburgh on June 27, 2009, in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (Andy Bathgate).  He was originally selected by the Penguins as a fifth round choice, 125th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

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  1. stranger nation on

    smayer’d – repost – 1st?


    Hagelin’s adjustment from Sweden to the United States was surprisingly smooth. He was already fluent in English, having learned the language in school and through daily viewings of “The Simpsons” and “That ’70s Show.”

    Lionel Hutz: Well, he’s kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace “accidentally” with “repeatedly” and replace “dog” with “son.

    Red Forman: Without rules, we all might as well be up in a tree flinging our crap at each other.

  2. eddie eddie eddie on

    dang – i just dropped a rhyme, in 4:4 time, it was devine, i walk the line….the man in black, carried his sack, thumbtack, smokestack, ticky tack, my name aint jack, where be the crack?


  3. Convenience Store Clerk: I thought you guys just ate doughnuts.

    Sergeant Al : [with an armload of Twinkies] Heh. They’re for my wife.

  4. billybleedsblue on

    “The man is hurting! He’s alone, he’s tired, he hasn’t seen diddly squat from anyone down here… and you’re going to stand there and tell me that he’s going to give a damn about what you do to him, if he makes it out of there alive? Why don’t you wake up and smell what you shovel’n?”

  5. “I wanted this to be professional, efficient, adult, cooperative. Not a lot to ask. Alas, your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way… so he won’t be joining us for the rest of his life. We can go any way you want it. You can walk out of here or be carried out. But have no illusions. We are in charge. So, decide now, each of you. And please remember: we have left nothing to chance.”

  6. Mr. Takagi, I could talk about industrialization and men’s fashion all day, but I’m afraid work must intrude, and my associate, Theo, has some questions for you. Sort of fill in the blanks questions, actually.

  7. The following people are to be released from their captors: In Northern Ireland, the seven members of the New Provo Front. In Canada, the five imprisoned leaders of Liberte de Quebec. In Sri Lanka, the nine members of the Asian Dawn movement…

  8. “Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister. “

  9. These guys are mostly European judging by their clothing labels and…
    cigarettes. They’re well-financed and very slick.

  10. Hey, business is business. You use a gun, I use a fountain pen what’s the difference? Let’s put it in my terms, you’re in a hostile takeover, you snatch us up for some green mail, but you’re not expecting some poison pill to be running around the building, am I right? Hans, *booby* I’m your white knight.

  11. billybleedsblue on

    Dr. Hasseldorf: Well, Gail, by this time the hostages will be going through the early stages of the Helsinki Syndrome.

    Harvey Johnson: As in Helsinki, Sweden.

    Dr. Hasseldorf: Finland.

  12. eddie eddie eddie on

    excuse me sir, but what about the body that fell out of the window?

    probably some stockbroker, got depressed

  13. eddie eddie eddie on

    Hans “and when alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer” benefits of a classical education

  14. billybleedsblue on

    haha, I love that part when the TV anchorman gets Sweden/Finland confused. He looks so dumb, and they would just love THAT in either of those countries, lol…

  15. billybleedsblue on

    watch it after the game? ha, I just watched it in my head… mostly. What’s that thing he says when he’s in the duct with the lighter…

    “Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…”


    I can’t believe that movie is from ’88. what the bufuglien.

  16. eddie eddie eddie on

    special agent johnson – “figure we take out the terrorists, lose 20, 25% of the hostages too”

    agent johnson – ” i can live with that”

  17. eddie eddie eddie on

    All right, listen up guys. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except… the four azzholes coming in the rear in standard two-by-two cover formation.

  18. eddie eddie eddie on

    Sister Teresa called me Mr. McClane in the third grade. My friends call me John, and you’re neither, carcillo-head.
    Hans Gruber: I have someone who wants to talk to you; a very special friend who was with you at the party tonight.
    Harry Ellis: [Hans hands him the walkie talkie] Hey, John boy.

  19. eddie eddie eddie on

    Hey, John, I think you can get with the program a little, huh? The police are here now, it’s their problem. Now tell these guys where the detonators are so no one else gets hurt, you know I’m putting my life on the line for you, pal.

  20. eddie eddie eddie on

    Hey, what am I, a method actor? Hans, babe, put away the gun, this is radio, not television.

  21. eddie eddie eddie on

    Nice suit. John Phillips, London. I have two myself. Rumor has it Arafat buys his there.

  22. billybleedsblue on

    When they land we blow up the roof, they spend a month sifting through rubble, and by the time they work out what went wrong, we’ll be sitting on a beach, earning twenty percent.

  23. eddie eddie eddie on

    Big Johnson :Just like byfuglien’ Saigon, hey, Slick?
    Little Johnson: [smiling] I was in junior high, richard cranium.

  24. eddie eddie eddie on

    Well, when you steal $600, you can just disappear. When you steal 600 million, they will find you, unless they think you’re already dead.

  25. I am *NOT* looking forward to AS brake. We still have one game to go and you’ve already lost it! Imagine what this place will look like come next Tuesday? Lol….

  26. Baseball needs a salary cap!

    Prince Fielder signs with the Detroit Tigers: 9 Years / $214M

    Tim Lincecum singed a 2 year extension worth $41M

  27. I assume Prince will be a full-time DH. He isn’t going to leg out any doubles in that park and he certainly is going to see a drop in his HR production.

  28. I bet they probably split DH and 1B.

    Giants had to bite the bullet there, but their offense is still terrible even with Posey.

  29. But the NL West has been so inconsistent the last few seasons. They’ve been the division that you don’t know who’s going to win it until pretty late into the season. So maybe if the Giants pitching is as good as expected they can keep the team afloat. They have some raw talent in the IF but they’re basically going with a completely new OF this season.

  30. Their pitching has the potential to dominate. But they need some serious repeat season from Bumgarner and Cain and Lincecum need to step up to their potential. Lincecum had an “off” season last year. Their OF is so weak. Melky Cabrera is their big bat! They need Aubrey Huff to have a career year because no one else has the potential to do so.

  31. Erika Christensen on

    jpg – great article in NYT today about it.

    nicknames –

    Haggar the (not) Horrible

  32. Doodie Machetto on

    That vid reminds me: Carp, can we get Jeff Marek added to the Twitter Widget? @jeffmarek, I believe.

  33. Lincecum had an “off” season last year. Their


    Hits/9, K’s/9, K/BB were all in line with his career average, some were slightly worse like his K/9. 2.74 ERA, 130 ERA+ Got a little lucky with BABIP in comparison to previous seasons but he also had basically the worst run support in the league among the big starters thus a poor W-L.

  34. I see Alex Ovechkin decided not to participate in the All Star game because he got suspended. What a baby and a piece of garbage.

  35. Speaking of meetings, I have a late one tonight, DVR for me…No texting or emailing please..

  36. Manny,
    probably because Ovechkin is a repeat offender and Ovechkin is the reason why they changed the rule about leaving your feet to throw a body check. Ovechkin was famous for that move besides charging on almost every hit he threw, where as Michalek has never been suspended or done anything to try and hurt a player.

  37. I understand the Ovechkin suspension. I think it makes sense given other suspensions. I am surprised that Michalek, who led with an elbow to the back of Hendricks’ head, got nothing.

  38. orr, that’s not why he isn’t playing. I read in the Washington post that he specifically stated that he felt he shouldn’t have gotten suspended and felt if they want to suspend him than he isn’t participating in the All Star game.

  39. What’s ridiculous is that Datsyuk and Lidstrom skipped it last time and got suspended for it.

    They’re skipping it this time and the NHL doesn’t seem to care!

    All-Star Game = Useless

  40. Cancun, Manny….To meet Miami who is going to tell him that his game this year is Bush-League!

  41. Doodie Machetto on

    I thought he was going to Barbados to find Kevin Weekes because Weekes is a goaltender that Ovechkin can actually still score on.

  42. Doodie Machetto on

    Hendricks was low, that’s why Michalek got nothing. Would have been an elbow to the back if Hendricks was standing up.

  43. true, the nhl all star game is a waste of time. I wish none of the rangers players were attending the all star game.

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