Post-practice interviews (updated)


FYI, before I turned on the recorder, Brandon Prust was saying that the teams don’t like each other. And he said it twice.

I’ll have a link to transcripts, I think, from the Devils later on.

John Tortorella:


Henrik Lundqvist:


Mike Rupp (former Devil):


Brad Richards:


Ryan Callahan:


Brandon Prust:


Brandon Dubinsky:



You can click here to read all the Devils’ transcripts from today’s post-practice media sessions.


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  1. Yes, Latona. I read that they’ve proposed making full out dives to block a shot a penalty (things that guys like Girardi are very good at). They’d make it a necessity to keep at least one skate on the ice at all times. I dont understand that at all. There’s a reason why defensive systems are much more successful than offensive nowadays. Stop trying to ruin the game by making the scores higher just to draw “fans” that like to see high-scoring games.

  2. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    I say go the other way….allow 2 goaltenders for each team…….reduce scoring….make games close…..tremendous excitement

  3. wait, we have one guy championing 2 goalies for each team, and one that wants the goalie pulled at the starts of games? you guys run the gamut of hilariousness

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    Linda – in either case, the game would be adismally close and thereby exciting……..I scream for low scoring, you scream for high scoring, we all scream for icing and cream

  5. Wait . . .I thought the shot blocking thing was a joke???? Someone is saying it seriously!!!!!!!

    Stupid! Its part of the game?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  6. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    linda – i was screaming yesterday….today, content as a dog that just ate 20 pounds of roast beef

  7. Jorek, I did read it on a caps blog this morning. I didn’t know that bob Mackenzie had talked about it too. But the caps fans were serious about it. What is most laughable about it is that that kind of play is what allowed them to beat the bruins and push the rangers to 7 games. Sour grapes, I guess.

  8. lol e3, i think we can all say that today!!

    Winston, guess they have short term memories! it’s ok for them to do it but not for it to be done to them??

  9. Ria, sorry if someone did something to make you feel unwelcome here. I, for one, am happy to have you around! Same to E3.

    Wickywaffles, maybe not so much… :)

  10. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    Is anyone feeling more confident this round than the previous two?

  11. what about me, Sally?

    How about no goalies. Just have all sorts of 35-34 games. That would rule. And no penalties for fights.

  12. She said she was silent because she feels like there’s a clique of commenters. I could see how she’d feel that way. But having met a bunch of ‘heads I know what a great, open, kind group of people we’ve got here.

    Carp, you’re the Awesomest! But you already know that.

  13. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    Mama love to everybody! (well, not everybody, but 99% of bodies :)

    Ria, you’re in deep and you know it! And we love you! E3……I crack myself up the most too…somebody has to….now let’s all get on the same Ranger love page!!!!

  14. “How about no goalies. Just have all sorts of 35-34 games. That would rule.”

    They tried that already. It was called the Flyers-Penguins series.

  15. LOL LW! I don’t understand why they think high scoring will equal more popular . . I mean soccer is as low scoring as they get and most the world loves it! I hate the NBA because it is just a score fest with no defense . . run up the court shot score run down the court shot score and so on and so on until time runs out . . .is that really what they want?

  16. Ria(the silent bonehead) on

    Mama i’ve been on that page for more than 30 years ♥ ♥♥ always will be!!!!!

  17. Jo, agreed.

    ‘Heads, who are you rooting for out West? I like the Coyotes, but I gotta go with my boy Dusty & the Kings.

  18. True Fans Bleed RW&B on


    Your comment sparked an interesting thought.
    Excuse my morbid thinking, but say the devils win the cup somehow (Hedberg plays magically, idk).

    Then does Parise still leave NJ? It really could create an off season problem for us.

  19. Sally, u better promise me right now to give Pepperoni Boy his first kiss!! I want that boy to turn into a man, or at least a half man :)

  20. Yea its just sour grapes. Like its been said the Craps blocked more shots than the Rangers. I think you also have to look at the fans there in DC too. Probably a lot of bandwagoners for Ovi, like Sid, and they just want to jump around with ovi and the team when they score.

  21. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    I think goalies and goals should be disallowed… fact, I think they should put on sparkly costumes and figure skates and let the judges decide….

  22. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    LW3H May 13th, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    “How about no goalies. Just have all sorts of 35-34 games. That would rule.”

    They tried that already. It was called the Flyers-Penguins series.


  23. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    LOL. Mama! I’m always disappointed to upset you, but today I certainly deserve the Chateau bow-wow. Sorry :(

  24. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    ricardo – if the rangers play the kings, i might head down to a game and take you to dinner…..

  25. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    mama – just have the players wear a ton of glitter…..might reduce fighting, but create more holding

  26. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    in addition to rangers/devils, there is the World chess championships going on now between GM Vishy Anand (current WC) and GM Boris Gelfand. Catch the action tomorrow at chessdomLive. The first 2 games ended in draws….

    Also, the US chess championships are also going on with GM Nakamura leading after 6 rounds….A friend of mine, Aleksandr Lenderman is currently tied 3-5th

  27. Actually, if you tip the goal over so the front is on the ice, then play that everyone has to shoot it into the top of the net, without hitting any iron, which is tougher. But then blocks might go up.

  28. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers.

    I told you they would win :)

    I got home, turned on the tv, and Richards scored. I know that instant we would win.

  29. been having laptop problems past couple of days (damn router!!)
    so by the time i got on
    i got carped.

    anyway Carp
    i was telling ya that you would have been shocked and proud
    who knows what reason but i was quite calm
    the entire game
    even after caps got the goal

    and yes i didn’t have ANYTHING to complain about
    that looked like our December/January dominant selves on Steroids!!

  30. That was a good presser from Torts today. I wish he would reflect and share his opinions like this on a more consistent basis.

    anyone have a replay to the disallowed Boyle goal? What was the official response – that Boyle kicked it in?

  31. We have exorcized the demons of Washington. Now we will conquer the “possession” of the Devils. The Power of Kreider compels you. The Power of Kreider compels you. Th Power of Kreider compels you. As Marty flips and flops on the ice spewing green pea soup like Linda Blair.

  32. Spider, he didn’t like the microphone stand in front of him, and the reporters in office chairs seated in front of him, but no podium. He had to complain about something. Torts being Torts.

    LMAO, Felicity.

  33. Thanks, Carp. I figured he was upset about how many reporters were there. I was surprised to hear that Torts wants the red line reinstated for purposes of the two-line pass being whistled. Hopefully, someone can ask him more about that at an appropriate time in the offseason.

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