Post-practice interviews


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Some good stuff today, including John Tortorella talking about Chris Kreider being a Ranger now, and saying that he looks for something to tell him his team is ready, and that he’s seen that — though he wouldn’t say what it is.

Also a lengthy interview with Kreider.

John Tortorella:


Chris Kreider:


Marian Gaborik:


Brian Boyle:


Dan Girardi:


Ryan Callahan:



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  1. Eric – I am serious. If we head to Ottawa 1-1 I will be happy. If we go up 2-0 I will be ecstatic. I just think it’s highly unlikely.

  2. He’s the savior, Doodie. And he’s the answer: Wellman.

    *PLEASE CONTINUE TO POST PREDICTIONS FOR THE CONTEST IN THE PREVIOUS THREAD ONLY.* Entries in other threads will not be eligible to win valuable prizes (and I think we will have some).

  3. Doodie Machetto on

    Will Chris Kreider be the next Joe Mullen, the next Hugh Jessiman, or somewhere in between or outside?

  4. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, I made an error in my entry from the last thread. I wrote “Sens” instead of “Senators.” Should I post a new entry?

  5. I went up a few blocks to where the “Stanley Cup Statue Fountain” is in Times Square. One hour after the ceremony the stage was being broken down, the real Cup was gone, Bettman was gone as were the ex-NHL’ers. Weak. I did get a free plastic cup with a picture of Lord Stanley’s Cup on it with the words OTTAWA clearly visible on top. Great.

  6. A part of NY, will be cheering on the Sens. Binghamton will be having Sens viewing parties throughout the downtown area.

    How did the savior look today Carp?

  7. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    Morning ILB and all!!

    You going to do a playoff prediction contest at all this pos season??

    lunch for the day freshly made egg omelette from Cafe Wicky with sea salt, pepper, eggs (obviously) cheddar cheese, onions, and black olives. Fresh untainted straight black coffee to wash down my tasty omelette!

    Has kreider signed yet?

    Is John Scott playing??

  8. Bush League Opperation on

    Can you sit any closer to the guy coughing during the interviews because frankly all the talk from Torts, Kreider and the others is sort of annoying and making it hard for me to hear the guy hockin a lougy.

  9. Onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    will you be disappointed if you don’t win the cup ?

    how far would you like to go ?

    will avery get a start ?

  10. I wonder if Kreider is aware of the magnitude of the expectations that rabid Ranger fans have put on him:)

  11. That’s his last name, Manny. He can misspell it any way he wants. Bush-League is his first name. Forgetting to hyphenate it, however, is amateur-hour.

    Good stuff, Carp. Kreider can speak, that we know now. And Callahan keeps getting better and better with the media.

    I’m out for the chat. Again. I know, it’s pedestrian, sorry…

  12. cant find it anywhere, which makes sense otherwise bettman would be booed out of this city…

  13. Rob – it happened at 11 A.M. I already went up there and posted about it above. You can go there after 1P.M. and get a FREE black cheap plastic cup that might fall apart before you make it back to your office. Additionally, you can fill that cup from the Stanley Cup fountain which sprays NYC tap water!

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    *Manny* April 11th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I went up a few blocks to where the “Stanley Cup Statue Fountain” is in Times Square. One hour after the ceremony the stage was being broken down, the real Cup was gone, Bettman was gone as were the ex-NHL’ers. Weak. I did get a free plastic cup with a picture of Lord Stanley’s Cup on it with the words OTTAWA clearly visible on top. Great.

  14. Carp: “This series will be 1-1 after two. And the panic will be off the charts.” Ha, truer words have never been spoken.

    By the way, who is the reporter with whooping cough? Those sound bites
    seem like they’re coming from a TB ward.

  15. Carp. What makes you so sure that the series will be 1-1 after two games? Does that mean that based on your prediction, you think the Rangers will win the next three games in a row?

  16. Yeah, really. I think whoever was that sick should have stayed the hell away from the team during playoff time.

  17. Forget it, the Rangers FB page quote was misleading. He is on the ice at the same time as them in the photo, not skating on a line with them.

  18. Great point Doc Latona. Somebody should really try and protect our players a bit more.

  19. thats so funny, if you read articles aboot it, says it will be in the “afternoon” probably a ply by bettman to confuse real fans from going down there….what does the nhl do thats not bush league….unless of course its aboot the pens or buck tooth….

  20. It’s a great question, really. Maybe they meant you can drink from Lord Stanley’s fake plastic cup in the afternoon. That might be true. Weak crowd up there. I asked if the real cup was still there and the woman handing out cups said, “yea there” – and pointed to the Fountain. I had to tell her that the real Cup was kind of smaller. And Metal. And didn’t spray tap water everywhere.

  21. do they have secuirty around it?….how long until a homeless guy tries to bathe in it…

  22. When I was there you couldn’t get to it but if it opened at 1 P.M. I would assume people are already bathing in it.

  23. The first thing he has to do as a NY Ranger is open a Twitter account, so that Prust can drive him as crazy as he does the rest of them.

  24. ANF, unless the Senators win Game 1 … then I’m saying Rangers win four in a row, I guess. But odds are, six or seven of the eight series will be 1-1 after two, and most often the underdog steals Game 1 and things get righted in Game 2.

  25. boy, i hope kreider can learn the rangers complex system of backchecking and playing hard. because really, having rupp in the lineup for 4 minutes a game is a must if the rangers are going to win a stanley cup.

  26. So ilb can know 38,000 different languages, but he cant lecture med students and do an RR chat at the same time??

    I think u need to bench the Captain, Carp.

  27. re: the jackwagon with the whooping cough … he’s an Ottawa reporter, or maybe Western Canada. It’s a really small room, and everybody was crammed in there hoping he’d go outside and finish his cough sequence. He was also the same asshat who was asking Brian Boyle about his new skates while people (me) were trying to do legitimate interviews. Jack. Wagon.

    I think Crosby is being baptized in the giant Cup today.

  28. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on


    can’t believe I didn’t get a lunch point for earlier…damn lunch point miser!!

    re a couple of threads ago…LOL on water break!!

  29. Thanks Carp! Also, I was watching the MSG Countdown regarding greatest Rangers Brawls. Seeing McPhee, Hospador(sp) and Poeshick (sp again) go at it shows how different the league was 25 years ago.

  30. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    Does anyone know if the rangers have ever led the league in fighting majors before??

  31. While the actual spelling is Hospodar, in the greens and blues it was always pronounced, “Hos-pa-daaaaaaaaa”

  32. I think ilb and some of his patients oughta visit the Sens before the next game if that’s the case, Carp.

  33. Also I may be overly optinmistic but I dont think this team is going to need to be righted. i think thety will come out these two games at the Garden like gangbustas, so to speak, and I think Ottawa may manage a split at home before the Rangers finish it off in 5. If it were the Caps I’d be much more concerned. I think in this series the Rangers can will themselves to domniant performance unlike future rounds where it gets much harder. The next round is where I see more obstacles.

  34. Does wicky know if the mrs. wicky is prepared to make another baby if the Rangers win the Cup this year? Wickys are gonna have to get to work again in July if we win!

  35. Doodie Machetto on

    “This series will be 1-1 after two. And the panic will be off the charts”

    I won’t be one that panics. I expect the Rangers to lose game 1. Of all of my playoff predictions, this is the one of which I am second most certain. I am first most certain that no team seeded 6th or lower will win the Cup.

  36. @Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where’s my pineapple?!

    i bet they took a shot at it in the domi/king/mallette years.

  37. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    LMFAO…the practice is the fun part;)

    We are aware of the pressure of the “cup winning wickster”

  38. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, Zip, and Cerny, all with dueling live chats. Cerny probably will be the most populated, but with the least educated. Carp’s will be second most populated, but with the most educated. Zip’s will be slighlty less populated, slightly less educated.

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