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  1. Doodie Machetto, Get well Tony and Miami Pimp on

    Yev, Clark was promoted to head amateur scout in 2005, so he gets some blame for Sanguinetti over Giroux.

    He was promoted to Director of player personnel in 2007. Since then, the Rangers have done an OK job drafting (can’t blame him for what happened with Cherepanov). But while it’s still too early to tell with McIlrath, it doesn’t look good there.

    And sometimes, teams draft players knowing that they won’t be top scorers, but rather solid depth guys. That could easily be the case with Miller. They could have said to themselves, well, we can take a shot on one of these other guys to pan out as a soild scorer, or we can take the best 3rd liner in the draft.

    My honest take on the limited action I’ve seen of him (World Juniors, a couple of Plymouth games) is that he will be what Dubinsky was this season, except much more physically strong.

  2. It’s interesting how so many people were against signing a proven winner, a Tortorella favorite, a leader in the room Richards and are for signing a proven-nothing, invisible in the playoffs (much more invisible than your new favorite whipping boy Gaborik) for the next 8-10 years for like $8-10 million.

  3. Lev, I take offense to that. I call them conspiracy facts. Or just plain facts! Of course you put it behind you, move on and play the next game, but it is what it is. And it is obvious too. The league hasnt really tried to hide it, therefore its not really a conspiracy :)

  4. jpg suggesting bickel on the pk as a forward is just plain laughable. you cant be serious cn you be

  5. Pretty good from ORR:

    Comment From ORR

    How is [Duguay] doing after the death of Robin Gibb? After all, he’s the last surviving member of the Bee Gee’s, isn’t he?

  6. LMAO@ Watch your language!

    Hey, he speaks British, Carp! What’s there to watch?

  7. Great, two stiffs back on the ice tonight in Eminger and Bickel. Can’t blame Eminger really, but Bickel has been such a liability in our own zone in the playoffs. He’d best not take any stupid penalties either.

  8. Comment From Lev
    Your favorite poster on here is?? My top 3 in no particular order: ilb, Manny, Latona

    LEV 4-EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Doodie:

    With all due respect, how can you say this:

    But while it’s still too early to tell with McIlrath, it doesn’t look good there.

    Have you seen him play live? On TV? How many times have you seen him play? Jess Rubenstein is very high on Dylan and Jess has watched him play many, many times!

  10. czechthemout!!!! on


    Re JT Miller

    I don’t agree that he is like this years Dubinsky only stronger. I think he has really good hands and a better skill set and a real good and hard accurate shot. I think he is similar to Mike Richards more than Dubinsky.

  11. the only thing that convinces me to even roll myself off the bed every morning is looking forward to spending quality time on this site with you monkeys

  12. Boston Bonehead on

    Got pulled into a meeting so missed most of the chat…Mister D I like where your head is at for a bar night.

  13. Doodie Machetto, Get well Tony and Miami Pimp on

    I’ve seen McIlrath play about 6 games. But reading scouting reports it seems like he isn’t really developing.

    As for Rubinstein, he thinks every prospect the Rangers and Islanders have will be an all-star. I trust nothing he says.

  14. Doodie, again with all due respect, PLEASE link me to scouting reports that says that McIlrath is not developing.

    And as far as Rubinstein goes, he is critical of players when they play bad and he has been right much more than he has been wrong the last 5 years!

  15. Wicky© You better run mojito!! LGT!!! on

    wow, mcilrath still a bust??

    isn’t the Denisov that played for the Russian gold medal team the one that we used to have??

    if sullivan does leave, any chance we get ulfie as an assistant??

  16. What do you think is harder – Volch’s helmet or Prusty ‘s elbow cup? My guess is helmet. So, don’t you think Prust is entitled for some compensation after all?

  17. Carp, thanks for doing the chat! It’s okay that you didn’t want to tell everyone that I’m your favorite. No reason to make everyone jealous.

  18. Rubinstein was very high on Cally and Step before I even had an inkling of who these guys were. He puts his heart and soul in that blog. He obviously isn’t right all of the time, but he is often correct and sees more games of the prospects than all of the people here combined. (Especially the WHL games as he lives out west)

  19. Doodie is likely full of you know what. But then it is possible that he is poring over
    scouting reports. With Francesa. While advising Bowman on the Blackhawks situation.
    While keeping Marc Bergevin on hold. While texting Craig Patrick about Nash.

  20. What really pisses me of are those Defeatist with their premature ej…er capitulation to the Kings. Take your byfuglien tails from between your legs and hold your hands on your sticks instead of raising it up, for baby Kreider sake. First – Kings are absolutely beatable, Second, there is NOT, I repete with confidence – NOT a team in this league, Rangers can’t potentially beat in 4 of 7. If you don’t know that, you’re either not watching the Rangers this season, or are not Rangers fan. Get lost and better go to console other losers on the side of golf course.

  21. I am a little upset with how the viewing party tickets went. First of all none should have been allowed to get up to 16 at a time. Because now it says the Garden is sold out, but if you go on Craigslist all the tickets are for sale for a free event starting at $15-25. Sucks! They should have just done first come first serve.

  22. czechthemout!!!! on


    Rubinstein is nothing special. He was always tough on Kreider despite evidence to the contrary. He even thought that it was still a mistake to sign Kreider as recently as a week ago. He is also a can of Renney. And he wasn’t nearly as high on Cally as he was on Dubi.

    As for Mcilrath, as Wicky will attest to, I have not been his biggest fan after watching some of his games with Hartford. But I will say that he looked ok during his pre season games against NHL players so I am willing to give him another pre season before I call him a bust. But the clock is ticking on him.

  23. William

    Just saw your “Kreider…. Kreider on the Mountain” from last night. Bravo, that is
    the winning entry.

  24. anyone see Chara wearing his jersey inside out at the World Championship Finals with Demitra’s name on the front. Classy. Very very classy. And he went to every single Slovak player and had some words of encouragement for them. I hate everything Boston almost as much as Tiki but that was very nice.

  25. Rollin Dubious on

    “Like a dog without a bone
    An actor out alone
    Krieiders on the storm”

    (not GD but still love it)

  26. Matty"WeWinTonight,CarpSaysSo!!"boy on

    Hey, Rollin……not allowed. Simply not allowed.

  27. Matty"WeWinTonight,CarpSaysSo!!"boy on

    Mister D, what does that mean? Rangers favored tonight?

  28. czech:

    I agree that Rubinstein was VERY critical of burning the year on the ELC.. BUT, must defend him in terms of his eval of Kreider. He was VERY high on Kreider, just not on having him play in the playoffs. But there were those here like oleosmirf who were right with him! I remember many here saying that he would NEVER get a look even if there was an injury!! They said there was NO WAY torts would play a kid in the playoffs who had never played a game in the NHL.

    In terms of McIlrath, I saw him at Traverse city but have never seen a moose jaw game or a whale game, just clips on youtube.

    He looks pretty good to me. and if he fills out, he could be the mean, huge shut down defenseman we haven’t had since beuk.

    And when it comes to defenseman, doesn’t Gorde Clark deserve the benefit of the doubt? The development of our young talent has been amazing.

  29. if any of you need a good laugh, read the comments posted on the Fire and Ice blog.


  30. *No* Sally. If you underestimate the time before puck drop then you are just going to be disappointed.

  31. Even Devils’ fans are calling him THE KREIDER.

    “What would a Devils defense really do to stop the goals in games one and two. One was because Girardi came off the bench, one was a faceoff win, Krieder’s shot in the first game was one mental lapse, and *the Krieder’s* goal in the last game banked off his skate, or something. It’s not so much about superior defensive, the Rangers are opportunistic and the Devils just aren’t getting any pucks by, but it’s not due to lack of effort. “

  32. eddie eddie eddie on

    some JR posts that i am reposting…

    JR – ” the rangers have moved the puck very forensically this series.”

    JR – “Hank is playing quintessentially in goal”

    JR – “the vibratory nature of the game is astounding”

    JR – “the refs have been disconsistent with their call the entiration of these playoffs.”

  33. eddie eddie eddie on

    I told THE KREIDER I was feeling lost, lacking in some direction.
    THE KREIDER told me upon scrutiny that my back might need protection.
    I told THE KREIDER that treachery was tearing me limb from limb.
    THE KREIDER told me better cool down boy, settle back, easy jim.

    You may be saturdays child, all alone, moving with a tinge of grace.
    You may be a clown in the burying ground, or just another pretty face.
    You may meet the fate on ophelia, sleeping and penchence to dream.
    Honest to the point of recklessness, self-centered in the extreme.

  34. *Latona* May 21st, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    NYR viewing party is sold out. Who bets that the Rock isn’t?



  35. Hello from the pansiest land there is – France… the land of most retarded computer keyboards ever. I cant even type an exclamation point on this keyboard instead when i press an exclamation point key i get a question mark

    anyway…. i have an important question to ask – is the chat live now?

    another question, any links to watch tonight’s game on line? Merci

  36. *Le* @CCCP@ – You can watch the game at “firstrowsportsDOTeu” by clicking on the “ice hockey” link at the top of the page.

  37. Sorry but I can’t get anything to post with the actual link. I will send it to you facebook.


    @Le CCCP@ Email? What is your email? Facebook thinks the link is SPAM

  39. Matty"WeWinTonight,CarpSaysSo!!"boy on

    Eddie x 3, where you been? Aight. Missed your humor around here, my man.

    Rangers sweep from here on out!! The KREIDER with 6 hat tricks!!

  40. Matty"WeWinTonight,CarpSaysSo!!"boy on

    I have absolutely no doubt that we win tonight. Carp said so.

    It is THE word. THey can take Prust away. They can take Dubie away. They can make Bickel a forward. They can even make us play Eminger.

    We Win tonight!!! Period!!!

    (Boy, Hank better be huge!!!)

  41. Wicky© You better run mojito!! LGT!!! on

    your texts always count ;)


    no email

  42. Matty"WeWinTonight,CarpSaysSo!!"boy on

    What is it about being a Dead fan and loving hockey?

    Jerry LIVES!!!!

  43. Everything is great, Sally-mandra! ;)

    Enjoying my vacation! Daed tired right now, though…

    What’s up with you?

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