Post-practice interviews; Live Chat at 2 p.m.


Don’t forget, we’ve got a Live Chat coming up at 2 p.m. Be there. Capisce?


The news: Brandon Dubinsky’s still on crutches, his right foot in a boot. Mats Zuccarello still wearing a removable cast on his wrist and not practicing with the team.

A bunch of the Rangers went over to Arlington National Cemetery on their day off yesterday, and were overwhelmed to a degree. We’ve got Americans Brian Boyle, Ryan McDonagh and John Tortorella talking about that.

John Tortorella:


Henrik Lundqvist:


Brad Richards:


Brian Boyle:


Ryan McDonagh:



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  1. Re-post for fran:

    Just come here and there will be a blue screen post at 2 p.m. fran. The Live Chat takes place right there.

  2. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    i have class and so i will miss live chat…..

    we can share the women, we can share the wine, we can share what we got of yours, cause we done shared all of mine

  3. Rob in Beantown on

    following up on oleo’s post in the previous thread:

    As of this moment, that 8 seed in the west is the last team I want to face in the stanley cup finals. Quick could give us fits seeing how well we did against Anderson and Holtby. There are no easy opponents after April and your seed doesn’t matter this time of year.

  4. Click on that blue screen after 2 pm, Fran. There will be a space to enter your name, email and your question. You’re good to go

  5. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    we used to play for silver and now we play for life….

    now the die is shaking, now the die must fall, there aint a winner in the game……

    leaving texas, 4th day of july, sun so high, clouds so low, the eagles filled the sky…..catch the detroit line outta santa fe

  6. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    one man gone another to go….my ole buddy, you are moving much too slow

  7. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    let my inspiration flow, in token rhyme suggesting rythem, that will not forsake you till my tale is told and done…

    she takes her fan and throws it in the lions’ den

    i will not forgive you if you fail to take a chance

  8. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    some rise , some fall, to get to terrapin

    counting stars by candle light

    the train’s got its brakes on and its screaming….terrapin

  9. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    my time come, any day, don’t worry ’bout me now
    been so long since i felt this way

  10. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    dont worry bout me now…no no no no

    california, prophet on the burning shore

    standing in a shaft of light

  11. Oleo – have you watched the Kings at all? That’s my favorite team from the West so I’ve watched them all year (probably for the last 5-6 years too actually). They are a carbon copy of the Rangers. Great goalie, solid defense, and forwards that love to hit and forecheck.

    Brown = Callahan, Kopitar = Gaborik, Williams = Richards, Doughty = Del Zotto, I can keep going on with the similarities.

    The only difference is that the Kings are a little more creative offensively. I know their shooting percentages were really shitty this year, but they have some offensive skill that is finally clicking. They are the best team in the West right now. I think you aren’t giving enough credit to the other teams in this thing either and are looking too much at the seeding. Flyers/Devils are a extremely tough matchup and either can beat the Rangers.

  12. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    timay – jamming on 5/7/77 my fav show leading in the trilogy 5/7 5/8/5/9 – the three greatest days of music ever heard

  13. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    a killer wharf rat coming in……

    old man down…….way down down, down by the docks of the city
    blind and dirty, asked him for a dime, a dime for a cup of coffee
    i got no dime, but i got some time, to hear his story
    name is august west….

  14. True fans bleed rw&b on

    Good afternoon, *EggFace* err Manny :)

    I have to admit, I am very surprised by the Devils series. So far, you’ve called it.

  15. e3, Somehow Terrapin Station in the Rangers’ locker room would not be great motivational music for this team

    never got to see Pigpen, but saw Donna in 70s

    I am an amateur deadhead–only 18 shows

  16. Yev Kassem on

    e3 (pimp’s angel) May 4th, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    i have class and so i will miss live chat…..

    we can share the women, we can share the wine, we can share what we got of yours, cause we done shared all of mine

    Keep on rolling
    Just a mile to go
    Keep on rolling, my old buddy
    You’re moving much too slow


  17. Copenhagen, ahhhh, like to visit Christiana section ’bout right now

    Thanks, Yev and e3

  18. Matty'KeepHoltbyinNet'Boy on

    Oh, man, had no idea all the Dead Heads on this blog!!!!

    Guys, you are much younger. Went to some shows in the 70’s and 80’s that would blow you away. Nothing like them. Ever.

    Actually sat 1st row, Glens Falls, 1980. Jerry right up there off to the right.

  19. Yev Kassem on

    I once saw Jazz legend Joe Pass play at Tivoli gardens in copenhagen( which is where that great Europe 72 Jack straw clip is from) .

    On the same visit to europe I also hung out at a very funky club in Amsterdam called the “Melkweg” where Jerry and the boys also did a legendary show!

    So sad that with each passing year, musicians of that vintage seem to be leaving us. Was devastated at the passing of levon.

    But I can tell you one think, Jorma and Jack are STILL going strong! Jorma recently told me that Tuna will be recording another studio CD soon. (If you haven’t checked out their last CD, “Steady as she goes” you should! It was recorded at Levon’s studio in Woodstock and produced by Levon’s guitarist Larry Campbell)

    Also, just saw Further at the Beacon theater and Bob and Phil were in fine form.

    OK, now back to that Hockey team I am obsessed with….

    Shift by Shift…

    Period by Period….

    Game by Game….

    RANGERS IN 6!!!!

  20. Johnny D

    The fact of the matter is the Rangers are likely to avoid the top teams in the NHL throughout the playoffs. Yes LA has looked very good, but they barely made the playoffs for a reason. Same with Washington and Ottawa.

    Regardless of what has happened in the postseason, I would much rather play any one of those teams than Boston, Vancouver, Pittsburgh, St. Louis etc.

    If you need further evidence, how many 6,7,8 seeds have won the cup?

  21. Yev Kassem on

    Matty’KeepHoltbyinNet’Boy May 4th, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    Oh, man, had no idea all the Dead Heads on this blog!!!!

    Guys, you are much younger.

    Matty Boy:

    Saw my first Dead, Tuna and Neil young shows in 1974, 75 and 76.. some here are not as young as you think.. ;-)

  22. Miami Pimp on


    I may not be able to join today’s chat …

    Could someone represent me with the handle “Miami Pimp’s Substitute” and ask the following questions?

    1) With whom is The Kreider rooming? Living?
    2) How / where did The Kreider celebrate his 21st?
    3) Does Richards plan on decorating his mouth with an a-la-Lebron mouthguard?
    4) On what did the Rangers work in practice today? Did the players look tired? …
    5) … How about the Caps?
    6) Carp, did you really hold it in through the 3 OTs?


  23. Miami Pimp on

    Hey guys,

    I know you all sent me good thoughts the other day regarding my ordeal. I’d appreciate it if you could do the same for my GF (soon-to-be-fiancée!) who is having some issues with her heart.

    Much appreciated. Positive thoughts prevail!

  24. Miami Pimp on

    Have fun on the always-entertaining chat, guys.

    Please someone ask my questions (listed above).

    I’ll be back later.

    Remember: These two-bit, no-talent clowns are only three games away from the green pastures of a nicely-groomed golf course.:)

  25. Oleo – that’s because back in the day there was less parity and no salary cap. Your top teams were usually the ones that spent the most money (unless you were the Rangers).

    Now every team has an even playing field. In 05-06, the 5-8 seeds advanced in the West. In 09-10, the 7 and 8 seeds played in the ECF and the 7th ranked Flyers ended up going to the cup finals. Plus the Kings could’ve very easily been 3rd instead of 8th (although that has to do with the NHLs stupid policy of guaranteeing a top 3 spot to division winners.

    Also, Philly and NJ would’ve been the 3rd and 4th place team if the NHL didn’t guarantee a top 3 spot to the division winners. So they’d be top teams as well.

    Personally, I’d rather play the Blues right now over St. Louis. But that doesn’t matter since Philly and NJ are tough matchups, and Washington is nowhere near finished.

  26. Johnny D

    so you are saying the 8th seed with 93 points is just as a good as a 1 seed that had 109 points?

    I’m sorry, but there still is a different. It’s not the NBA where its almost an automatic sweep and upsets are pretty frequent, but there is a reason a 6-8 seed has never won the cup and its quite obvious…

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