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  1. Aloha Carp still stuck on the islands. No noon time lunch for me.

    We seem to be on the recieving end of the Bettman’s points. Any thought on why the Rangers seem to come out flat against the easier part of the schedule?

  2. Exactly why are DiPietro’s problems funny?

    This young man had a tremendous resume’ coming into the draft and would have been a 1st. rounder for many teams.

    Whereas Lundqvist was a 7th. round “blind squirrel” pick who developed into a very good goalie when apparently he wasn’t highly rated by others.

    The moral is no one can predict the future beyond what is seen in the present.

    How does this then hold the Islanders accountable for selecting DiPietro and ragging on their drafts?

    Try going back only a decade and seeing who was selected by the Ranger geniuses and who might have been selected by a better GM?

  3. It’s about his contract not the draft genuis. And about his tough guy routine and getting knocked the blank out by a ice chicken.

  4. _How does this then hold the Islanders accountable for selecting DiPietro and ragging on their drafts?_

    You’re missing something here, buddy.

  5. @stevezipay “@smitchcd@: #CBJ C Artem Anisimov was released from hospital today. Scheduled to fly to Columbus this afternoon.” Terrific news

  6. I certainly would never rag on the Islanders’ drafts. Chara, Luongo, Bertuzzi all became All-Star calibre players, for example.

  7. look regardless of whether he’s got a concussion or not, this whole thing has been extremely stupid and unnecessary. “protecting the player” my ass.

  8. And no update on Del Zaster. It’s a bit ludicrous. Don’t they know that we can’t keep it together and have to know this information IMMEDIATELY?

  9. also, I’ve watched a replay of the Lucic hit on Nash a bunch of times and I’m no longer convinced it was a suspendable hit. Nash definitely banged his head into the glass though and he looked a bit odd for the rest of that shift.

  10. Yea I mean, I was only kidding. It’s annoying to not know the information but I get why they do it. The organization has to do what they have to do.

  11. Lloyd…didn’t Lucic leave his feet? How was that not a major penalty for boarding in the very least?

  12. he comes off the ground slightly as he’s finishing the check against Nash. the problem with the hit is whether he purposely brought his arms up at the end of the check to push Nash’s head into the glass, but it’s worth nothing that Nash was actually bent at the waist when Lucic initiated the check.

  13. Anyone notice how Anderson’s exact injury was disclosed before the game was even over? All the Rangers are doing is pissing their fans off with their “undisclosed” injuries almost a week removed from having them.

  14. I thought maybe Nash re-injured his groin or shoulder from when he played in europe during the lockout but now I am starting to be concerned that it’s a concussion. Anyway you slice it if Nash is out for a lengthy period of time the rangers are done as far as i am concerned.

  15. It could be. That shoulder injury was pretty serious. I think he separated it. That is a good point, Tommy. Maybe there is some agreement we don’t know about where they don’t want players to talk about injuries suffered during the Lockout.

  16. Anyway, so this poster who calls him self Comnsnse, Who carp calls nonsense (I like that better by the way) who claims to be a ranger fan. Who calls the rangers “rags” and seems to get a little defensive when talking about the islanders in a negative but reality way, defends the islanders as best he can, really. There isn’t a ranger fan I know who calls the rangers “rags” and does nothing on here but defends the islanders. I have news for this guy. he is nothing but a closet islander fan, congradulations. Ranger fans could give a rats @@@ about the islanders.

  17. Prust was on hockey night in Canada radio just now on xm and said he expects a diff ranger team tom from Tuesday.

    Yes prust it will be a team worse of then 4 days earlier. No del zaster or asham on top of no nash.

  18. Eric, that’s called being politically correct. prust is just feeling good because they won the other night, means nothing.

  19. you really think this Ranger team is at the point of bemoaning a night without Arron Asham in the lineup

    wow

  20. lloyd, I must say, I researched and can’t find one article that mentions which shoulder Nash injured.

  21. The lineup for Saturday night is going to be epically awesome.

    Hagelin-Stepan-Gaborik
    Callahan-Richards-Pyatt
    Miller-Halpern-The Kreider
    Bickel-Boyle-Mashinter

    Staal-Girardi
    McBust-Strahlman
    Eminger-Gilroy

    Biron

  22. Bickel Boyle and Mashinter is the worst line the Rangers have put on the ice in about 15 years

  23. Manny, the way this year has played out so far it wouldn’t surprise me if the rangers won in montreal saturday. Yea, I said it, win in montreal, a place the rangers never seem to play well and win. This is not a regular season by any means as we are use to so anything could happen I imagine.

  24. _Anyone notice how Anderson’s exact injury was disclosed before the game was even over? All the Rangers are doing is pissing their fans off with their “undisclosed” injuries almost a week removed from having them._

    That totally matters in the big picture, the small picture and every sized picture in between.

  25. and for the record Anderson is a total weasel for being face down on the ice with a sprained ankle

  26. Rangers disclosed Powe’s injury in a very timely manner, don’t forget. Still don’t know why Nash’s issue is confidential, however.

  27. Yeah, really, Lloyd. He was acting like one of those concrete highway barriers fell on his leg (I knew a guy who suffered such a fate).

  28. There’s no value in disclosing.
    There’s no value in disclosing.
    There’s no value in disclosing.
    There’s no value in disclosing.

    STOP CRYING
    STOP CRYING
    STOP CRYING
    STOP CRYING

    It doesn’t matter what the reason is that he’s not playing. He’s not playing.

    This team needs to learn to survive without him. He was not brought in to carry this team. I’m glad he’s taking the proper time to heal from whatever ails him. I say take another week after that just to be sure. This team does not even deserve him right now, they have enough to figure out on their own.

    New York Ranger fans disgust me on so many damn levels it’s nauseating.

    STOP CRYING.

  29. Latona,

    Only two reasons I can come up with:

    1) Nash hurt his shoulder/knee/fingernail and they don’t want opposing players to know about it
    2) Nash potentially played two games with a concussion

  30. Salty,

    Thanks for the repetition, I didn’t understand your viewpoint until it was repeated half-a-dozen times. Plus it’s refreshing whenever someone else shows up at a discussion board and demands people to, well, stop having discussions.

    And if you think this team has a snowball’s chance in hell of doing anything with Nash, I’ve got 8 years-worth of a total bust goalie’s contract to sell you

  31. Well, its (1) assuming that includes concussion as a possibility along with shoulder and groin and fingernail. There’s value in the opposition not knowing what’s ailing you.

  32. if he’s got a concussion and you don’t disclose it you’re actually harming the player more than helping him

  33. I hope so, Tommy!

    Well put The Doctor/Salty. It doesn’t actually matter.

    Lloyd – agreed. The way he reacted (which resulted in our disallowed goal, #2 of the game) made me think he tore an MCL/ACL or some other medical term.

    Latona’s right. Powe’s was revealed immediately. Most injuries are. Except when a guy is “banged up.” With Asham it makes sense because you don’t want it known your agitator/goon can’t play his role because his wrist hurts.

  34. the way he reacted made me think he was totally faking an injury which still wouldn’t really surprise me

  35. Discuss all you want…just

    STOP CRYING
    STOP CRYING
    STOP CRYING
    STOP CRYING
    STOP CRYING

    IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
    IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
    IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
    IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
    IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
    IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

    ANY UPDATE?
    ANY UPDATE?

    ANY UPDATE?
    ANY UPDATE?

    ANY UPDATE?
    ANY UPDATE?

    *ANY UPDATE?*

    *ANY UPDATE?*

  36. *Carp* – I know what you did. I just want you to know that. *I know what you did.* I want to blame Ilb for being a SCAB but I don’t think I can.

    You win this time. But we will rise again. You cannot crush our Union. It’s too strong.

  37. Doodie Machetto on

    McIlrath just tweeted a picture of him and Christian Thomas. Christian Thomas has the same dumb face as his dad.

  38. The object in all sports, every sport, often unspoken because of its (un-American?) Machiavellian implications, is to definitively ascertain your opponent’s weakness(es) and exploit them. Can anyone think of a sport where this is not the case? This undeniable maxim is one main reason athletes and teams are as tight lipped as they can be about releasing free “intelligence” to the enemy.

  39. _if he’s got a concussion and you don’t disclose it you’re actually harming the player more than helping him_

    If you don’t disclose it to who? The people who need to know (Nash, team, doctors) undoubtedly know.

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  41. _Gotta win the Cup from the 8th seed, ever been done?_

    A team that could accomplish that would be treated like Kings.

  42. as much i hate del zaster isnt he better then eminger so the lineup is worse tom then tues game vs montreal

  43. WE’RE *NOT* GONNA PROTEST
    WE’RE *NOT* GONNA PROTEST
    WE’RE *NOT* GONNA PROTEST
    WE’RE *NOT* GONNA PROTEST
    WE’RE *NOT* GONNA PROTEST
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  44. Yes! Good one, Sally! Let’s throw some meat on some vegetarians and unplug computers and throw a party and have George Clinton and P-Funk play it!

  45. Oh. I do that every damn time! I always call people the wrong name. This time, however, since I just *e-mailed* Sally and told her to come here and protest…….and the name is one letter off….you can see my mistake?

  46. Great job with the PCU reference, Salty. Sorry I ruined everything for you. Please try and forgive me. Maybe you would like to accept an honorary membership into the union of Loggers ™ if my co-horts don’t object.

  47. I also almost lost a bet and would have changed my handle to “Sweety” for an entire year.

    (if the Rangers had swept the Devils in 2008, I would have lost)

  48. CARP WHY DID YOU DO WHAT YOU DID I NEVER GAVE YOU ANYTHING BUT DOLLARS WORTH OF QUARTERS AND HAPPINESS GIVE US BACK OUT LOG RIGHT NOW.

  49. you can see my mistake?

    ……….

    happens all the time…I really should change my handle a little bit since I rarely post anymore. I like Salty though, and any of the previous variations of the name would probably just get me in trouble these days.

  50. Jeff in South Dakota on

    What rolls down stairs
    alone or in pairs,
    and over your neighbor’s dog?
    What’s great for a snack,
    And fits on your back?
    It’s log, log, log

    It’s log, it’s log,
    It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.
    It’s log, it’s log, it’s better than bad, it’s good.”

    Everyone wants a log
    You’re gonna love it, log
    Come on and get your log
    Everyone needs a log
    log log log

    LOG FROM BLAMMO

  51. eric is the most downer fan. whining about no asham!!!!!

    really think about that. and the ndelzaster while people endlessly whine how bad mdz is.. what is it…

    the rangers can win with what they have if they play hard and smart.

    the Nash injury is another story.. again in the short term they can win without him if they play there game…the no info on his injury leads people to believe the worse….

  52. whos whining. i was just stating i would rather have del zaster ( who if you know me i hate) and asham over eminger and bickel.

    the way the team is your right they still suck at the moment no matter whos playing

  53. Nash’s new wife: “Ricky, you don’t need that dangerous job. Sure, you left school at 15, but now you know your way around New York and you could get one of those taxicab driver thingies.”

  54. Sally, please explain, because I have no byfuglien idea what you’re talking about!

    … and also, Good evening, Sally!

  55. Hedberg, just read you hilarious and not too bright comment on the DP ragging.

    So to be clear he should be dumped on because someone decided to pay him a lot of money? Every one who has told an employer NOT to pay them so much raise your hand!

    Can you possibly be more dense?

    And as for the “tough guy” nonsense,did you ever watch Billy Smith play……….and complain?

  56. Fish, you agree with the less than brilliant rationale and comments about DP?

    How about facts instead of internet snickers! Maybe you might like to discuss Jessiman in terms of busts? McIllrath, or better still do a little work and print the Ranger drafts since 2000 ( when they weren’t traded away)and who they missed out on ,start with Giroux!

  57. Yeah, I’m pretty sure _nobody_ has _ever_ done a list of Rangers draft picks and noticed that they whiffed on a few. Get on it, Carp.

  58. I can’y believe all the Canadian hockey “experts” saying :

    “Hall didn’t really hit Clutterbuck “knee on knee,”

    ” this will lead to the elimination of the open ice hit”

    “The puck kind of bounced”

    “It was a clean hit”

    The guy did NOT have the puck, it was a blindside hit, and it was dirty. 2 games isn’t enough.

  59. I thought there was a time limit on how long the inmates could remain in the computer room.

    Who monitors this stuff and where the hell are the attendants with the meds?

  60. i can’t believe I still have this foot-high pile of work to do and I’m jerking around trying to figure this thing out … but I might have fixed it. So somebody try it. Dammit.

  61. KRAMER: Cosmo Kramer.. strikes over.

    MANAGER: Oh yeah! Kramer.

    KRAMER: Huh.. wha- Didn’t any of the guys come back?

    MANAGER: NO, I”m sure they all got jobs.. like, ten years ago.

    KRAMER: Oh, man. Makes you wonder what it was all for..

    MANAGER: I could use someone for the holidays..

  62. Missed the Charp again. Throwing an ofer on the Charps so far this year. Damn Work.

    Carp. After reading your re-cap from last nights game (which is dead-on – especially #’s 3,12& 13) I’m don’t we as a group can be confident that this team will make the playoffs. I’m having some serious doubts.

  63. Papa, not to belabor the point, but pretty much everybody on the roster has been worse than what is expected of them, the power play stinks, they’ve lost two of those breakaway contest things, and yet they’re over .500 and in the top eight.

    I can’t imagine it will get worse than this … assuming no major injuries.

  64. now please tell me you guys were joking with all this talk about boycotting the blog and that you really weren’t mad at me or thinking I did something like that on purpose.

  65. Obviously, Carp. If this place wasn’t a large part of my life I would go crazy in real life! No boycotts. We all know the only scab around here is Ilb.

    My theory is that the comments just turn off after a given amount of time to save server space.

    All’s well at the worst blog in the internets.

  66. LOGGERS UNITE! *TAKE BACK THE BLOG!* LOGGERS UNITE! *TAKE BACK THE BLOG!* LOGGERS UNITE! *TAKE BACK THE BLOG!* LOGGERS UNITE! *TAKE BACK THE BLOG!* LOGGERS UNITE! *TAKE BACK THE BLOG!* LOGGERS UNITE! *TAKE BACK THE BLOG!* LOGGERS UNITE! *TAKE BACK THE BLOG!*

  67. Carp, love you! Still the awesomest! Here are some more dollars worth of quarters!

    Also, Latona, wtb? You opened up the Gates of Log?

  68. Olga Folkyerself on

    The worst blog in the internets?

    NO!

    I WON’T HAVE THAT!!!!!!!!

    There’s one in Bath NY that’s worse…

  69. Hey! Who’s responsible for the ring around the tub?

    I guess it’s me, I married her. :-)

    Signed,

    Miss Ogyny?

  70. Nash had a bachelor party last summer someplace (Canada? Columbus?) But no one knows if he’s really married. Rangers management thinks it will dissuade female fans from buying $400 seats. Prust’s probably been married four years. It will all come out in Montreal.

  71. There’s been a lot of chatter on here lately about single malt scotch, and it sometimes reflects itself in the posts.

  72. As I have been informed by a sometimes Irish scholar that the Irish are maybe one of the lost tribes of Israel, I join you in raising a Tullamore Dew to the skies.

  73. Olga Folkyerself on

    San Jose has a goal, but if the Hawks score the next one, and 2 more, they’ll have 3.

  74. Well, I know personally of only Russian, English, and a hit of Gaelic, C’s. Your nursing studies might drag you into some Latin. Could Yiddish be called a language, or is it just a German patois?

  75. There’s a Latin phrase, ‘Lacryma Christi,’ literally ‘the Tears of Christ,” which some Italians refer to as Vesuvian wine, (or vice-versa)

  76. Purim!? Already? Well, that means its a mitzvah to get drizzy to stick it to that old jerk that was seduced by the busty jewess.

    Great religion sometimes, eh?

  77. Salll, Right back at ya, kid. But honestly I don’t know wtf happened. it wasn’t me who broke it, only me who fixed it, and not sure if it will break again or if I can fix it again if it does.

    now I have a headache. But it’s the awesomest headache thanks to you.

  78. Elizabeth Taylor, Norman Mailer, hailer, nailer, paler, Popeye the Sailor, Boston Whaler. Boyeeeeeeeeee! (Just filling in for eddie, eddie, eddie, who seems to be on sabbatical.)

  79. Carp, you mean that every inane comment we have ever made is all stored someplace ad infinitum for the authorities to go through someday? )))

  80. Yiddish could be considered a separate language, i guess… but what do i know? My mom speaks it fluently. Russian “Blatnoy zhargon” (thieves slang) is mostly based on Yiddish words but not too many Russians know that ;)

  81. “Welcome back
    Your dreams were your ticket out
    Welcome back
    To that same old place you laughed about…

  82. I guess it doesn’t matter now but couldn’t the Rangers have kept Prust, Traded Rupp and not signed Halpern or Asham and be okay cap wise? I guess it doesn’t matter now but couldn’t the Rangers have kept Prust, Traded Rupp and not signed Halpern or Asham and be okay cap wise?

    How does the team address the loss of Brandon power? Powe may be back next week or done for his career. Concussions are anybody’s guess. McIlrath is not ready. Is it worth it to make trades? Do they try to call up Healy? No ideas. But agree with Carp that this is not the team we had last year. Miss that team and don’t know how to (If they can) get it back.

  83. James Buchanan High, Jimbo. Wonder how many of those sweathogs knew who James Buchanan was. Ummm, who was James Buchanan?

  84. “In this corner, weighing in at 110 pounds and pushing 89 years of age and the recent recipient of a brand new plastic hip, Joseph “Blue” Polaski.”

  85. I had a writing partner once who said out of the blue that I had a ‘yiddishe cup.’ At the time, I had no idea what he meant, but he said it was a compliment. I looked it up and was flattered.

  86. ilb to patient: “So, what’s wrong?”

    “What’s wrong, everything. What’s right?”

    ilb: “aha”

  87. Ah, very good! I knew it was a Brooklyn high school, but didn’t know it was based on a “real” one!

  88. You had to go and bring up the Rangers on *The Rangers Report* blog, didn’t Ya, Mickey!?

    I don’t want to speculate, but I’m fearing the worst..

  89. Speaking of Scientology, in one of his movies, Woody Allen said that he couldn’t be a part of any religion that advertised on match book covers. :-))

  90. According to Wikipedia, which one must sometimes take with a grain of salt, “The school was based on New Utrecht High School,[1] which was used in the opening credits, and also the high school that Gabriel Kaplan attended.”

  91. Yes – they gave the school a fictional name, but the exteriors they filmed were of New Utrecht High School, and that was the school that Gabe Kaplan, the star of the show, attended asa youngster..

  92. Literally, he was saying that you have a “Jewish head”……hmm…Jewish head – I remember that…

  93. Reminds me of a documentary I saw with I think, Branford Marsalis who, with a few black musicians, were touring in Europe with Sting. Branford said that he told the Brit Sting that he thought his music was a m………r. He said Sting took offense, not realizing Marsalis was paying him the highest compliment. True Story, :)) Some things get lost in translation.

  94. Gee, I thought that the expression that Marsalis used was “universal”, but obviously not!! In that case, I can see Sting being taken aback by it..

  95. Then again, it is the kind of comment that you could take the wrong way if you’re not paying attention to the context.

  96. Absolutely! Sting must not have gotten into urban “slanguage” very much where he grew up..I guess Brits have different ways to say things…I know that the Irish do..

  97. It’s funny – the NHL Network is running a “crawl” at the bottom of the screen saying that “Rick Nash will not play in tomorrow’s game against the Canadiens for an “undisclosed reason”..(quotes are mine). And it just looks ridiculous!! *What* reason? He’s allergic to French!??

  98. He did play at least one game after the hit, which tells me it’s most likely not a re-injured shoulder. That, they would have had Xrayed, though it could be sore, but why not say that? If it were the flu, they would say it. Pointing more and more to headaches.

  99. You know, they give you just a certain amount of time in Montreal to learn French. If you don’t, you’re in beaucoup trouble..

  100. good one Jimbo!!!

    Torts must be desperate desperate for
    energy and possible scoring

    well,
    if anything
    there were many Ranger fans
    and those on this board
    that were always
    screaming for the organization
    to play the Kids

  101. Love love love playing the kids at all costs. But, who comes out for Thomas? I will just guess Kreider.

  102. Just woke up, damn, my skimask is still on, just like manny told me to put it on a couple of hours ago, then I rewind, there is another one with a skimask on, you know, the ethnic-monger CCCP.

    So many languages spoken and no wisdom extracted, the nebbishes shall inherit the earth.

  103. oh well
    gonna try not to think about this mess
    too much tonight.
    woke up with headache on friday
    don’t need to wake up due to
    nightmares about this team

    more……
    some other time

  104. Thomas is supposedly a goal scorer, just like his dad, Steve Thomas. But we’ll see. He’s a tad smaller than Mashinter at 5’9 and 170 lbs tho.

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