Jets at Rangers tonight


Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR:

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 8-7-2 (18 pts)
Jets: 8-9-1 (17 pts)

The Rangers will face-off against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), to begin a four-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently rank fourth in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank 10th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 8-7-2 (18 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 3-0, on Saturday at Bell Centre, and are now 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. The Blueshirts have registered at least one point in 10 of their last 15 contests (8-5-2) after dropping the first two games of the season. The Jets enter the contest with an 8-9-1 (17 pts) record to rank 11th in the Eastern Conference, and have won three of their last four games. Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, Feb. 28, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their third meeting this month.

•       All-Time: 23-15-1-9 overall (9-9-1-5 at home; 14-6-0-4 on the road)
•       2013: Tonight is the first of three meetings this season, and the first of two meetings at Madison Square Garden
•       Last Season: New York was 4-0-0 overall (2-0-0 at home; 2-0-0 on the road). The Rangers out-scored the Jets, 12-3, including a 6-0 advantage in the third period. The Rangers’ power play was 5-20 (25.0%), while the penalty kill held the Jets scoreless in 12 shorthanded situations in the series. Ryan Callahan (three goals, two assists), Marian Gaborik (two goals, three assists) and Michael Del Zotto (one goal, four assists) tied for the series lead in scoring with five points apiece. Callahan’s three goals led all skaters, and Del Zotto tallied a series-leading, four assists. Henrik Lundqvist was 2-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA, .957 Sv% and one shutout, while Martin Biron was 2-0-0 with a 0.50 GAA, .980 Sv% and one shutout.
•       The Rangers’ 2-1 victory on Oct. 24, 2011, was the team’s first win in Winnipeg since a 5-4 victory against the previous Winnipeg Jets franchise on Nov. 21, 1992
•       New York is tied for seventh in the NHL with a 6-3-1 (13 pts) record at home; Winnipeg ranks 10th in the NHL with a 5-4-1 (11 pts) mark on the road

•       The Rangers are 3-0-0 vs. the Southeast Division this season; the Jets are 3-3-0 vs. the Atlantic Division this season
•       New York lists no former Jets on their roster
•       Winnipeg lists two former Rangers on their roster: Nik Antropov (2008-09); Olli Jokinen (2009-10)

•       Henrik Lundqvist — 21 GP, 9-5-6, 2.12 GAA, 2 SO
•       Martin Biron — 20 GP, 8-11-0-0, 3.02 GAA, 4 SO
•       Brad Richards — 50 GP, 18-37-55
•       Marian Gaborik — 17 GP, 10-11-21
•       Ryan Callahan — 17 GP, 7-5-12
•       Michael Del Zotto — 10 GP, 2-8-10

The Rangers’ power play has tallied a goal in three of the last five games (3-17, 17.6%), while the Blueshirts’ penalty kill is 21-23 (91.3%) in the last eight games. New York has posted a record of 4-2-1 when holding opponents scoreless on the power play.
•       Power Play: The Rangers did not tally a goal in two power play attempts (4:00) on Saturday at Montreal. New York ranks 29th overall (7-61, 11.5%) and is tied for 24th at home (5-35, 14.3%). The Rangers are 1-6 (7:05) in five-on-three situations (last – 2/14 vs. NYI), and 0-0 (0:00) when four-on-three. Shorthanded goals allowed (2): 2/19 vs. MTL (Diaz, EN); 2/21 at OTT (Silfverberg).
•       Penalty Killing: The Blueshirts surrendered one goal to the Canadiens in four attempts (5:24) on Saturday at Montreal. New York is tied for 12th overall (53-64, 82.8%) and ranks 13th at home (33-39, 84.6%). The Rangers are 3-3 (4:49) in three-on-five situations (last – 2/23 at MTL), and 2-2 (1:57) when three-on-four (last – 1/31 vs. PIT). Shorthanded goals for (1): 1/20 vs. PIT (Nash).
•       Four-on-Four: New York did not skate in a four-on-four situation on Saturday at Montreal, and are now minus-1 in 11 four-on-four situations (23:35) this season. Four-on-four goals for (1): 1/23 vs. BOS (Gaborik). Four-on-four goals allowed (2): 1/20 vs. PIT (Letang); 1/23 vs. BOS (Horton).

The Rangers have posted a record of 18-3-2 in their last 23 games against Southeast Division opponents, including a 3-0-0 mark against the Southeast Division this season. The Blueshirts have out-scored their Southeast Division opponents, 77-46, over the span.

Marian Gaborik has been among the league’s goal scoring leaders since joining the Rangers in 2009-10. Last season, Gaborik became the fifth player in Rangers history to record 100 goals in his first three seasons with the club, and became the third Ranger in franchise history to register multiple 40-goal seasons with the team. Entering this season, his 105 goals from 2009-10 to 2011-12 ranked seventh in the NHL, while his .48 goals per game average ranked third (behind Steven Stamkos and Alex Ovechkin) over that time period. Including games played this season, Gaborik currently ranks sixth in the league with 112 goals scored and is tied for third with .47 goals per game since the beginning of the 2009-10 season.

The Rangers rank third in the NHL in hits (529) this season. Brian Boyle leads the Rangers and ranks seventh in the NHL with 61 hits, while Rangers’ captain Ryan Callahan ranks second on the team and ninth in the league with 59 hits. Marc Staal leads all Rangers defensemen and ranks 16th among NHL blueliners with 41 hits.

Christian Thomas was credited with three hits in 12:46 of ice time while making his NHL debut on Saturday at Montreal. Thomas became the 11th player to make their regular season Rangers debut this season, along with Jeff Halpern, Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt, Chris Kreider, Brandon Segal, Arron Asham, Benn Ferriero, Darroll Powe, J.T. Miller and Brandon Mashinter.

Rangers’ rookie J.T. Miller notched two goals while making his Madison Square Garden debut  on Feb. 7 in a 4-1 win against the New York Islanders. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last Ranger (rookie or otherwise) to tally multiple goals in his MSG debut was Chris Kontos in a 6-2 win against Detroit on Jan. 3, 1983. Miller (19 years, 330 days) is the youngest Ranger to tally multiple goals in a single game since Alex Kovalev posted a hat trick on Dec. 27, 1992, at the age of 19 years, 307 days.

•       The Rangers have registered at least one point in 10 of their last 15 contests (8-5-2), including points in six of the last eight games (4-2-2), after dropping the first two games of the season
•       New York has registered a point in six of seven games when scoring the first goal this season (5-1-1), and are 3-6-1 when allowing the game’s first goal
•       The Blueshirts have posted a 5-0-1 mark when leading after the first period, and are 5-0-0 when leading after the second period
•       The Rangers have posted a record of 5-2-1 when out-shooting their opponents, and are 3-4-1 when being out-shot by their opponent

•       Henrik Lundqvist — is 7-4-1 with a 1.98 GAA and a .927 Sv% in his last 12 games; has held opponents to two goals or less in eight of his last 11 games (6-4-1, 1.89 GAA, .930 Sv% over the span)
•       Carl Hagelin — 10 points (six goals, four assists) in the last 10 games, including eight points (five goals, three assists) in the last seven contests
•       Derek Stepan — has tallied a point in four of the last six games (two goals, two assists over the span)
•       Ryan McDonagh — five points (two goals, three assists) in the last eight games
•       Marc Staal — six assists in the last 10 games

•       Ryan Callahan — 6 assists from 100th NHL career
•       Michael Del Zotto — 4 points from 100th NHL career
•       Steve Eminger — 4 points from 100th NHL career
•       Brad Richards — 7 points from 800th NHL career
•       Marc Staal — 5 points from 100th NHL career
•       Anton Stralman — 6 points from 100th NHL career

•       Michael Sauer (concussion, 12/5/11) — 17
•       Darroll Powe (concussion, 2/17) — 3
•       Rick Nash (injured, 2/19) — 3
•       Arron Asham (injured, 2/19) — 2
•       Michael Del Zotto (injured, 2/21) — 1
Total Man-Games Lost: 37

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  1. A long ride from JFK to Hudson Valley, I get to read the previous, very entertaining, thank you, Carp and others for the diversion from what is to come.

    The thoughts on Roger, Mess, 1994 Cup, bring back the memories, when we had improbable heroes despite the adversity.

    What is next, do you think, just the bean counters rooling the roost, the diminishing CAP and the incompetent scounts ? The Broadway hype to hide incompetence ?

    I am sorry, but that is the feeling.

  2. These pre-game notes are pretty vanilla. I wonder if anybody reads them. Whenever I do, I end up saying to myself, “What did I just read? and why?”

    Usually I just skip right over them to the awesome comments.

  3. I watched a few games tonight. CHI-EDM, LA-ANA. Wow!

    After our last few performances, I would say we have a ways to go. There is a lot of talent out there.

  4. For the bulletin board…………………………from hockeybu__

    Lars Eller had a great response to John Tortorella’s claim that Tuesday’s game against the Canadiens was a boring one between two bad teams, with the Rangers being worse. Eller told a couple of reporters after Saturday’s game, and quite candidly: “We love to piss that guy off.”

    “It’s not a coincidence after two games like that. They were bad because we made them look bad,” said Eller who was quite pleased with his personal contribution to that result.

  5. sorry any team named the jets will not be successful in ny. our clowns pull this one out. 1-0 in a shoot out. gwg mashinter

  6. Re: realignment

    I would switch Nashville with Detroit. Breaking up the Detroit-Chicago rivalry?

    Also gonna be tough order to finish in top 4 in a division with Devils, Pitt, Philly. Add to that the emerging Islanders, and Washington isn’t exactly a pushover.

  7. Ddefinitely a big game..I’m with you tomb,I hit skip to comments button immediately unless carp has his own comments included

  8. Logistically I would put the Jets out west play them with MN, and put Nashville in the southeast. Leave Detroit/Chicago alone. To much tradition their.

  9. Cross Check Charlie on

    Let’s face it. They need to get 2 points against the bottom teams. They can’t be getting one point at home against these teams and expect to make the playoffs.

    So, Torts is trying to get the team playing “the right way” whatever that is. All I know is he needs to do something differently to get this team going.

  10. I would call games against teams like the Jets a must-win at this point. They have to dominate this upcoming 9 game stretch, with 5 home games (Jets, Lightning, Sabres, Phlyers, Islanders, Senators, Capitals, Sabres, Jets). Please go 7-2 or 6-3 boys. Please?

  11. Posters, should the season not fulfill the Garden’s field of dreams what changes to the “plan” and it’s implementers should be made?

    While much too early to write off the season it’s never to early to speculate if failures persist, will a course direction be needed and how.

  12. As Murray the Cop said, another day, another collar. Sanchez still on the point for this lethargic Jets team? Prediction, 7-3, NYR.

  13. Today in Key Wesy is Optimism Tuesday.

    Just took a glance at the standings. Not only can we make the playoffs, we can still win the Division.

    Optimism Tuesday.

  14. Morning all,

    Comnsnse – first and foremost 8-7-2 is not a failure.

    It is simply not up to the standards this team set last season.

    Everyone knows that – especially the team and the coaching staff, who you can rest assured are working their butts off to make a “course correction” as you deemed it.

    Nash. Powe. Miller. Kreider. Asham. When you try to integrate that many new faces up front – without the benefit of Camp Tortorella to get the mind and body ready for the grind – its going to take time.

    Others have not pulled their weight – Richards, the Captain, even the King. But all have the talent and the drive to play at much higher levels.

    That certainly doesn’t mean all is lost after 17 games – even in a lockout-shortened season.

    Hopefully, the injuries to Nash and McD are not long-term and the team can get to work with a set lineup for the stretch drive – which will in effect be the second half of the season.

    All the Rangers need to do is get in. 8th place won the Cup last season.

  15. Cmncents, noted “graduate of Belmont Journalism School” and constant literary critic, needs a comma after ‘dreams,’ puts a possessive on his first ‘its,’ making it ‘it is,’ uses ‘to’ where ‘too’ is called for, needs a comma after ‘needed,’ and eschews the final question mark. That’s a helluva two sentences.

  16. Yea. I’m just going to go ahead and start ignoring that idiot.

    Here’s to JT Miller breaking the chains tonight and letting loose.

  17. Oh. Good point, Coos. I shame myself.

    What I meant was that he seems to be on a bit of a leash from his coach and I hope he breaks that and just skates hard.

    It’s interesting, right? When our rookies first come up and are just let loose without instruction, they usually score and impress. Then they get into our system and they disappear. What’s the deal?

  18. Interesting observation. Guess Torts is worried about giving up two to score one. There’s an old adage – ‘good defense is there every night, good offense is sometimes a feckless lover,’ or something similar. Problem sometimes with old adages is that they grow old. :)

  19. We were talking a bit about Dave Schultz last night and there’s nothing better than talking about Schultz to give me a morning after psychic headache. He might be the watershed of the classic goon, and since him, every roster made room for one of his like, taking the place of a talented player.

  20. Even worse, SMG, ‘feckless lover.’ Sounds inappropriate, but flew under the censor radar. :) Hate these smiley faces, but have to be sure it’s obvious that fun is being poked.

  21. Doodie Machetto on

    I thought that the Rangers had already forfeited the rest of the season and are just playing exhibition games the rest of the way. You mean to tell me that this game counts and Winnipeg will actually try? The Jets will score 19 tonight; one for every year since the Rangers won the Cup.

  22. stranger nation on

    There is a distinct line between responsible two way hockey and soft zone cycling looking for break outs. Torts has to teach his youngsters to play responsible in all 3 zones – this is not BC/Lowell – and if that takes the scoring opps down, then that is the price you pay.

  23. And Rex Ryan already ate Chris Christie. Does that make Byfuglien the Governor of New Jersey by proxy?

  24. Have we decided yet whether the players are being forced to suppress their natural offensive games to fit the coach’s restrictive system or that they’ve completely tuned him out and are doing their own thing?


  25. stranger nation on

    about toughness on team – in NHL you need to 1) play hard on puck, 2) take body and 3) be willing to stand your turf if things get nasty and even throw down.

    If all are healthy, the top 6 forwards (King Richard, Gabby Ghost, Nasher, Step-on, Shags, Cally) and top 4 D (McMonster, Stole, DannyG, MDZ) can do #1, some of #2, and very little of #3.

    Having Gabby and Richie on the same line is softer than mush so we need to play speed game which those two cannot play yet for reasons we can only speculate aboot – no camp, injury rehab, don’t care…

  26. I think it’s a bit of both, LW. It really depends on the situation.

    JT Miller is handcuffed by coaches who value board play over goal scoring whereas Kreider is just lost out there.

  27. SMG – haven’t seen the word “nee” in print since a marriage announcement in the ’79 NY Times. Thanx for keeping it alive.

  28. Rob in Beantown on

    Shootout loss 2-1 at the Garden tonight against Winnipeg, but hey, at least we get a point.

  29. Doodie Machetto on

    stranger, compared to last year’s team (you know, the one that went to the ECF) what changed about our top 6 and top 4 other than replacing one of Dubinsky or Anisimov (whichever one was playing top 6 that night) with Rick Nash?

  30. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    NJ governor Mansion:

    Gov Byfuglien: (on the phone) Dom’s pizza?

    Dom : yes

    Gov: I want an order to go

    Dom: what can I get you

    Gov: everything on the menu – 6 times

    Dom: is this for a party?

    Gov: yeah – my intestines and stomach are having a get together…

  31. eddie! Sorry I checked out “early,” but recurrent memories of the old Phlyers give me stomach aches.

  32. Rob in Beantown on

    It’s sad that we need Hank to allow no more than 2 goals to have a chance to win. It shouldn’t have to be that way. How about the offense goes on a 30 game tear instead?

  33. stranger nation on

    Doodie – last year we lived and died on our Defense and some very opportunistic offense – this year when are defense is down a little (including Hank) and our opportunistic O is less apparent, you get .500 and not .600 winning

    Last season every puck seemed to bounce right down to Ruff Ruff scoring two goals in a game. The biggest change is King Richard is not playing up to par – do not think he is a #1 center anymore, but can be effective in spurts in the offensive zone and we have NOT seen that much this year. Also hinders Gabby Ghost

  34. Slow Metabolism Guy on

    I think the biggest difference (or one of them) between the 2011-2012 Ya Gotta Believe season and this year’s 2013-2013 Justin Beiber season is that, not only are we not scoring pp or sh goals, we are not even establishing ongoing momentum from stellar special teams play.

  35. I think the biggest difference between last year and this year is *determination* .

    This team just isn’t determined to win every game no matter what the odds.

  36. Rob in Beantown on

    How about we stay the course, finish 8th, and the offensive/goaltender tear begins in April, a la the LA Kings last year

  37. stranger nation on





    all excuses for not putting puck in net – look at games we gave away late leads and we finish those like last year and everyone is dancing in the streets

  38. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Rob – that tear didn’t start until the big trade uniting Richards and carter – and a coaching change- with sutter behind the bench.

  39. PC is in now 3E. Carp wants us to clean it up a little. Former FG just trying to lead by example. Good leadership former FG .

  40. i throw the one must win out there too much but tonight is MUST WIN. we are facing a stretch of 5 of 6 at home. of the 12 pts coming up 4-1-1 9 0f 12 is minimum. the only away game is at the coliseum vs the isles these 6 games DEFINE our season and if you dont think so you are delusional. if you havent notices 6th and 7th in conf ottawa and toronto are 6 and 8pts ahead granted wer have three games in hand. the rangers dont want to be in a positon where they carolina/tampa/winnipeg non div winner and phil are battling for one spot. you may not get the breaks when 5 teams battle for one spot.

  41. E3 agree:

    ” Who iced his large spaldings in a bucket.”

    Has to be a guy or hermaphrodite to make the poem work

  42. “Animals such a snails, and certain species of segmented worms, molluscs, crustaceans, and fish are hermaphroditic with each individual capable of producing both eggs and sperm.”

  43. Nash is on the ice. Just hearing this made my day!!!

    Let’s Play Hockey!!!

    Now could someone wake Gaborik up :)

  44. Large Hadron Collider on

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye

    From this day forward, the 16th of Adar in year 5773,

    The brave Knight formerly know as Fat Guy will forever (maybe) be known as the Large Hadron Collider

  45. Doodie Machetto on

    I’m not releasing my breath yet. Returning to physical activity is important, but much more important is his reaction to it. I wouldn’t be upset if he doesn’t play tonight (could just not be ready yet), but if he misses the next practice, then I’d be very, VERY worried.

  46. you think they would let him back on the ice with a full contact jersey on if it was a concussion ??? i wouldnt think so, maybe a groin tweak ?? interesting.

  47. good new boyle is in the lineup tonight. he should be a big contributor tonight.

    over under on how many times he falls during a aplay? I say 5 times…

    over under on his turnovers in neutral zone/not get puck deep? I say about 5 times

    over under on how many times he misses net on a shot? i say 3 times.

    over under on errant passes? about 4 times.

    over under on + -? even

    points? nada.

    should be another productivity night for the Massashucsetts falsh. only question is who is more productive tonight BOyle or Richarsd!!!!!!

  48. Seat will be hot, for carp’s boy torts, if they lose tonight. Real hot.

    Bickel in, Kreider out.

    Are you kidding me?

    Sather needs to wake up before this team is ruined

  49. LHC – we are heading to the Westin in 15 minutes, so i guess breakfast if we get there by noon. Easy day today.

  50. Doodie Machetto on

    donald, if you think the seat is even luke warm for him at this point, you are sorely mistaken.

  51. stranger nation on

    playing Miller over Kreider for last 2 weeks and having Thomas getting similar run at practice/games seems like an obvious wake up call from the coach.

    Torts sees the lack of back check in neutral zone to slow rush and unwillingness to hit during forecheck to slow break out. Defense is played in all 3 zones.

  52. stranger nation on

    More likely explanation for Nash absence is shoulder injury flare up but we may never know…

  53. LHC- you are making me dizzy with your name changes….I happened to like Fat Guy, all PR BC be damned….I can give you some medical terms if you want to expand your drop down menu…Like an adipose tissue guy….Large omentum guy, perhaps? :-)

  54. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty, but Not Beacuse You're Heavy on

    Nash skating is a good sign, but it does not rule out a concussion. It would seem to rule out a Sauer-concussion, so that’s good news.

  55. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    I have high hopes for Kreider. I want him to succeed, but he has not shown enough to force his way into the lineup. I think Tort(s) wants them to bring nasty back, and that’s why Bickel is getting in.

  56. Doodie Machetto on

    Rob, like I said earlier, practicing is just the first step, especially if a concussion was part of the issue. What will be important will be seeing if he continues to practice. If he starts to miss practice again, that would be MUCH worse than any of the time he had missed up until this point.


    Mark Messier, Adam Graves, and Brian Leetch are coming out of retirement to help the injury plagued Rangers. I heard Steve Larmer and Sergei Zubov are considering following suit. We got this!

  58. Maybe Nash can coach Kreider how to play all 3 zones, because Torts obviously can’t right now and he thinks riding pine or the press box is going to help him?
    I dont know why he keeps picking Bickel as a 4th liner, Boyle has played like a 4th liner all year so demote him and bump Kreider onto the 3rd and let Miller center it.

  59. Sauer …. I miss that guy. He was going to be a blue chip defenseman with a Meagan streak – an attribute we currently lack on the Blue Line. But Optimistic Tuesday, it’s all good today.

  60. rangers always react after the fact. playing bickel or mashinter over kreider are what morons do when they want a “tougher” team for no friggin reason.

    to highlight asham is not playing serves what purpose? so he is not playing he saying Boyle is not playing tonight. that may help the Rangers….

  61. ok so no nash now.

    i hoped to see him by sunday. miss tonight and thurs have full week until sunday night

  62. kreider, miller, and callahan as a line looked good that is why the line changer changed them up.

    torts likes to change lines like he changes underwear…..

  63. Doodie Machetto on

    Stuart, Asham is injured. That’s why he’s out and why Mashinter is even up with the Rangers.

  64. Doodie Machetto on

    Any word on whether Powe is playing tonight? I’d be happy to get him back into the lineup.

  65. Sauer …. I miss that guy. He was going to be a blue chip defenseman with a mean streak – an attribute we currently lack on the Blue Line. But Optimistic Tuesday, it’s all good today.

  66. stranger nation on

    BTW Carp – how bout that Sec 1 HS final – what a game – Mamo should have closed it out though…

  67. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    stuart, not sure if you were one of them, but several posters felt they should have reacted more after the Pacioretty hit on McD.

  68. Vasya From Brighton Beach Living Under The Boardwalk on

    Hellow again from under zee boardwalk my comrades!

    Any update on Sauer?

    Is the chat live now?

  69. total emotional rollercoaster this morning after reading (and getting excited) about Nash skating only to find out a few minutes ago that he won’t be playing tonight. as gravy pointed out, that would seem to eliminate the likelihood of a serious concussion but the whole situation is just plain weird.

  70. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    Richards seemed to get out of his funk when he played with Dubi and Callahan last year, two forechecking wingers. Maybe put him with Pyatt and Callahan? Has that been done already? I can’t remember.


  71. he’s not my boy, donald. but he’s not going anywhere either. On Feb. 14, the team was 6-2-1 in its last nine. So in 12 days he’s become a dunce, right? Jackwagon.

    Good morning, Sally!

  72. Powe cant play he’s stuck on a plane with Cyrus the Virus looking for insulin for Mykelti Samuelsson

  73. actually, this morning totally points to a concussion. He was asked by Andrew Gross point blank if he had a concussion and his response was “I’m not a doctor.”

    Also, the first step in return from a concussion is being cleared for light exercise, after which the player’s physical reaction is monitored. Sauer came back a few times, even got so far as to be cleared for contact once, if I’m not mistaken, and never got through it.

  74. Has anyone actually noticed that Stepan (who lots of people complained about his untouchable status in the Nash trade rumours) has become our #1 center?

  75. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    UK – “I’ve got the whole world, in my hands, I’ve got the whole world in my hands…”

  76. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    then i will remember thing we said today….you say you’ll be mine till the end of time……

  77. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    Brian Boyle 1 pt.

    TGO 0 pts.

    to be ahead of ole 99 at this point in the season is as good as it gets…..

  78. I also think Nash has a concussion and the rangers let him play 2 more games, probably why the rangers organization is being secret about it.

  79. @KatieStrangESPN@ #NYR Nash hesitated when asked whether he had a concussion: “Um, I’m not a doctor, so it’s tough for me to analyze that.”

  80. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    I don’t think they’re hiding it. They also haven’t updated McD’s status.

  81. They started hiding injuries before Nash was hurt … Girardi had the first mystery injury if I’m not mistaken. That was after they announced the Callahan injury.

  82. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    I had to move…..really had to mooooove…….bertha dont ya come round here anymore….

  83. I would assume Staal plays tonight, right? Unless he has a concussion that they thought was the flu…..

  84. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    chin – my wang followed the dead 77-79….and some shows in the 80’s…..spring 77 may have been the greatest run of music EVER!!!

  85. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    but the best show I think I ever saw…The Who…MSG 9/16/79….first tour after the Monn died…

  86. Zippy thinks that Staal and MDZ will play and Hank starts. Will we see Nash? If he’s playing i might sty up and watch, if not it will be replayed with my porridge at the crack of dawn

  87. I don’t see anything that says Staal is out. Just that he’s not on the ice for practice. I remember him having the flu and being game-time and then playing. Just reminds me of that Richard Nash guy.

  88. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    i can tell the way he smiled, he’s holding back….love Donna and Bobby’s harmony….

  89. Hiding Nash’s concussion because they allowed him to play two games after the Lucic hit might be the NYR way of deflecting criticism. Because, let’s face it, if they came out and said right away “He had a concussion but we let him play two games anyway” with their star acquisition…they’d look like a bush league team (eg: Filthy with Lindros back in the day)

    Not sure what we’re gonna get tonight…certainly hope the team heard loud and long from all over the hockey world that everyone considers the Rangers a soft team to play against.

    Prove us wrong…or else let the boos descend.

    Then again, the crowd at MSG is hardly bothered to cheer, let alone boo.

    First PP tonight, if Richards is on the point again…we know Torts is harboring a man-crush on horse teeth.

    Just sayin ;-)

  90. i statred going to shows in ’87 until jerry passed. some of the best times i ever had were on tour. watch out for the veggie joes and the falafel.

  91. Doodie Machetto on

    Manny, today’s practice was optional, so him not being out there is no indication either way.

  92. Doodie Machetto on

    CJP, Torts is giving Richards a lot of time to play himself out of his funk. Whether that is the right tactic remains to be seen, but to me, it looks like nothing can save him.

  93. First of all to understand what happened to killer, you gotta understand who killer the dog was. Now killer was born to a three-legged [Crosby] of a mother. He was always ashamed of this, man. And then right after that he’s adopted by this man, Tito Liebowitz he’s a small time gun runner and a rottweiler fight promoter. So he puts killer into training. They see killer’s good. He is da[t]n good. But then he had the fight of his life. They pit him against his brother nibbles. And killer said “no man that’s my brother, I can’t fight nibbles” but they made him fight anyway, and killer, he killed nibbles. Killer said “that’s it!” he called off all his fights, and he started doing crack, and he freaked out. Then in a rage, he collapsed, and his heart no longer beat……….Wow.

  94. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    chin – i used to go camping a lot at Samuel P. Taylor state park in Marin…..Jerry died close by at Forrest Knolls…….

  95. Carp I was watching Toews and the Blackhawks win last night going 16-0-3, and caught myself thinking WOW wouldn’t it be nice if our 3 stars were firing on all cylinders, and off to the start we all thought “could” happen this year for the Rangers.

    How can the roster look so similar on paper, but look so different on the ice?

  96. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    chin – my last show was oakland 7/26/87…..then i began to lose interest……the scene started getting way to druggie…and dirty……i was getting older…..

  97. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, I’d like to say he gets more rope, with which he can either pull himself up, or hang himself.

  98. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    Bob McKenzie ?@TSNBobMcKenzie
    Top 3 teams in each of two 8-team East conferences make the playoffs. Two wild cards from remaining 10 East teams also make the playoffs.

    I like this better than top 4 teams in each conference making it. I had actually suggested top 2 in each conference, but this should reduce the chance some team with 10-15 less points makes it from the other conference.

    I still think it’s unfair to have uneven conferences.

  99. Doodie Machetto on

    How realignment could have been quickly and easily achieved:

    1) Move Winninpeg to Northeast Division.
    2) Move Vancouver to Pacific Division
    3) Move Dallas to Central Division.
    4) Move Nashville to Southeast Division.

    Boom. Realignment solved.

  100. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    chin – i started seeing them again after phil and friends started….did a mini tour in 2002 or so….3 shows @ Greek in Berkeley, Eugene, Portland, then Stanford….in the meadows…..a couple of NYE shows….thereafter……not so much lately….

  101. The Grateful Dead talk….

    I remember when I worked at UPS in Uniondale back in the early 90’s. Right near the Nassau Coliseum. I was more of a metal head back then so I wasn’t all that into the Grateful Dead. But I do remember to this day when they played a few shows there in Nassau.

    My shift started at midnight…so I’d drive up the Meadowbrook Parkway around 11:30.

    Well, on this night the concert had let out. And the Deadheads spread out from the Coliseum in a scene right out of The Walking Dead.

    I mean walking across the parkway…in the trees…just wandering in their happy haze…

    Anywho…thanks for bringing up a funny memory for me. I drove amongst them thinking “Wow…so this is what Dawn of The Dead would fee like”

  102. I agree 100% with Carp’s 11:29 post. I think Nash being on the ice today, and what he said to Gross, confirms that he has a concussion. Let’s hope he doesn’t regress like Sauer. At least we learned something about his condition.

  103. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    now i just listen primarily to The Beatles, 70’s dead, and 80’s classical alternative…

  104. Before we go any further, and start accusing the team of mismanaging their star by making him play with concussion, as well as calling their medical staff incompetent, let me say that not every concussion is obvious or suspicious immediately to both a player or medical personnel. They go through protocol they have now. First, it’s far from perfect in detecting every concussion. Second, it may have been totally normal and the symptoms may have appeared a couple of days later.

  105. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    The problem is Detroit is in the eastern time zone, but routinely has to play all their games 1-3 hours later.

  106. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    doodie – he started looking bad mid 80’s after his coma….only matter of time…

  107. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    i think orr is in middle school now…prolly more homework than elementary school…less time for posting….

  108. i havent pulled out the old bootlegs in some time. the sound quality of casette tapes has ran its course. but every once in awhile i get the itch to listen to some old shows. i’m sure they must have some old remastered stuff floating around on cd.

  109. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    There aint a winner in the game (we go to the shootout) leaving texas 4th day of july…..

  110. Doodie Machetto on

    We have to upset the competitive balance of the entire league so Detroit and Columbus can play more often in the Eastern Time zone?

  111. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    chin – totally..toss out those old tapes….lots of betty boards on CD..great compression… to JPG…he is the expert….i have maybe 300 or so….

  112. Doodie Machetto on

    And how does it make sense that Florida and Tampa have to be in a division with Ottawa, while all of the teams in between get to be in a division with each other?

    But yes, let’s make things more convenient for Detroit.

  113. I don’t think the Rangers hid his concussion. I think Nash hid it and the Rangers are just covering their behinds in case the league questions them about why they didn’t ask him about it.

  114. it remains to be seen if nash has setback from light exercise today. if so then all bets are off on when we see him again.

  115. Also like someone said before, Nash might’ve not truly noticed the symptoms until a few days later (maybe he just had a slight headache but he took a few hits in the other games and it caught up to him).

  116. i for one hated the realignment plan last year when proposed and still hate it today as being issued. i dont like the fact of playing in your conf in the playoffs like the old patrick div days. essentially teams in the other conf in east(bost montreal buffalo etc) there games will have no impact on rangers anymore. instead of 15 teams in east we worry about its now only about the other 7 in rangers conf everyone else doesnt matter

  117. what are you a doctor, ilb? they knew he had a concussion and pushed him to be out there and now they’re covering their butts.

  118. I remember Jerry Garcia once said this, and he may have had Bickel in mind:

    “Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.”

  119. The current (non-lockout) alignment means that every conference game is important and has playoff implications. The proposed alignment means fewer of those.

    bunch of abdelkaders.

  120. Isn’t it incumbent upon the league take into account the severity of an injury before assessing suspension? How can they ever know when the NYR won’t comment publicly or privately? I mean, if someone goes into Intensive Care because of a reckless, vicious hit, wouldn’t that be taken into consideration?

  121. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    I am not a Medical Dr. norah jones do i play one on TV, but let’s not be rash with our nash, no need to dash, should he smash, in a crash, upon a bash, to his head…we are dead…..


  122. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    carp – are my posts copy-write protected……I bring some genius to the table…

  123. Fat Guy. Jerry Garcia. 3rd line Center for the 68 team… Oh I remember him well. Very colorful fellow.

  124. exactly my point carp

    a buffalo vs toronto game game has an impact on rangers currently with realignment that game means nothing.

    you go from worrying about 14 teams in east other then rangers to 7 teams with new proposed alignment only your conf who you will play 5 or 6 reg season games against and then another potential 7 in the playoffs in the 1st round.

    so we play boston 2x a year but can play pittsburgh 13 times in a given year(6 in reg season and another 7 in a playoff series perhaps)

    so stupid

  125. E3 – I spoke to that (Filthy Cheesesteak) issue early this AM (9:24) Won’t ruin everyone’s stream of consciousness by repeating here.

  126. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    ricardo – could you please pass on my email to rRa tonight in your copious spare time? I want to email her and cheer her up…thx in advance, mate

  127. generally 4 of the 8 playoff teams every year pitt rangers phil devils come from atlantic so this new system hurts the division

  128. FG…. I’m sitting in Blue Heaven on Petronia Street listening to a fairly nice acoustic rendition of Sugaree performed by a young man and lady who were probably born after Jerry passed. Deadheads live on!

  129. Ok guys, another update. Bad News.

    Alexei Gusarov, Sylvain Lefebvre, and Stephane Quintal have been called up to replace Staal, Girardi, and McDonagh.

    No word yet on if Roman Ndur accepted his $3 million contract from Sather yet.

  130. Doodie Machetto on

    3 of 8 vs 3 of 7. 2 of 10 vs. 2 of 8. How do these arrangements make any sense?

    And how, pray tell, would a 1 v 4 matchup build up “division rivalry” if team 4 is actually a wild card team from another division?

    Way to ruin the game.

  131. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    JR – “Do you guys think elevation should be taught in schools?…or only cretin-ism?”

  132. Doodie Machetto on

    Wick, there are three potential new spots for teams: Seattle, Quebec, and the GTA (Markham is the new torchbearer there).

    Only Seattle would go in one of the two 7 conference spots. So unless the plan is to move Detroit and Columbus back to the “West” teams, they are basically saying no to both of those other proposed spots.

  133. Dylan’s “One More Cup of Coffee before I Go” – these youngsters are kicking it. The young lady plays the fiddle and sings Like an angel

  134. They wouldnt play Nash if they even remotely suspected concussion. He’s too important to long term success of Rangers. If this were playoffs or Finals, different story.

  135. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    Fat Guy – its common knowledge that you spell out numbers one thru ten. Get a clue

  136. Papa – these are the times that you actually fall in love and for a second think about ditching everything back home

  137. nncents was here early. I think I shamed him away. But I have thought that before and found myself in error.

  138. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    Re: Detroit…moreso for the fans and TV. Now all the teams in the East would be in the Eastern time zone.

  139. Eddie Eddie Eddie – in that case, the two thousand thriteen- two thousand thirteen season is starting to suk

  140. “Is Bickel a forward now?” Of course he isn’t. He’s not even much of a defenseman. He lines up at forward, though, when the Rangers are determined to play the right way, whatever that means. I’m in the camp that says if you score more goals than the opposition, however you go about it, you have played the game the right way. If you can do that by inserting a big, slow banger with not much skill in place of speedy guy with a dangerous shot, then by all means make it work. I hope, though, that Torts isn’t turning into one of these coaches who would rather see his team lose 2-1 and look like men doing it, blocking a raft of shots, getting some bad bounces, winning the staged fight, limping off the ice with heads held high… rather than winning a track meet 5-4 with superior speed, with Lundqvist stopping more breakaways and odd-man rushes than their guy. But if they can outgrind the Jets, all power to him. It’s all about getting points now.

  141. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Good point. I would still expand in QC and Seattle and then maybe relocate a couple of franchises. One to the GTA and maybe one to KC.

  142. Wouldn’t have, but he claimed to have some kind of advanced Journalism degree. Ludicrous. Or FittyCent.

  143. Eddie To the third power – No, No, I meant suk…as in “to suk” meaning to start to smell like the Cairo bazaar after the camels have eaten at 3am

  144. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    wicky – typically when you address someone by name, you put a hyphen after said name…what’s wrong with you?

  145. Papa, you can’t let them know you’re O’McBear down there because your wife won’t let you pour the Jameson’s on the flapjacks in the IHop.

  146. Doodie Machetto on

    GTA and QC will pay expansion fees. Seattle will not.

    Nor would KC, but I don’t think they are considered a potential landing spot any longer. The arena they built isn’t that new anymore, and by the time a team actually is available to relocate there, they will probably need a new arena. Besides, two teams in MO when St. Louis alone is having trouble? KC is out.

  147. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    before he was 50 cent he was 10 nickels…before that 5 dime….before that 2 quarter…..look it up…

  148. Eddie said Eddie, and then he actually said Eddie again, and then he even had the nerve to say Eddie *again*

    oh yeah, then he said wang

  149. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    _Though the phrase more so is conventionally spelled as two words, the one-word moreso gained ground in the late 20th century and continues to appear despite the disapproval of usage authorities and of spell check. Among the major dictionaries, only the Oxford English Dictionary lists the one-word form, and even the OED calls it a “chiefly U.S.” variant of the two-word form._

    If it’s good enough for the Oxford dictionary it’s good enough for me. ;)

  150. “I wish a buck was still silver
    It was back when the Country was strong
    Back before Elvis
    Before Viet Nam came along

    I wish a Ford and a Chevy
    Would still last ten years like they should
    Is the best of the free life behind us?
    And are the good times really over for good?

    I wish coke was still cola
    And a joint was a bad place to be
    Back before Nixon
    Lied to us all on TV.

    Before microwave ovens
    When a girl could still cook
    And still would…
    Are the good times really over for good?”

  151. Chin – you and me both, I got on the bus in 87 as well. As for concert recordings, are you kidding? ever visit etree? or There are perfect soundboards of nearluy every show the Dead ever played out there with a little work. Including the aforementioned brilliance of 5/7-5/9/77.

    As for Nash – and actually, I am a doctor – you can pretty much tell just from watching the way the hooked onto Lucic and rode him around while getting a penalty himself – he looked pretty out of it the whole time. Obviously that’s not a very scientific way of doing it. But sometimes you know. Just like in 24/7 after Crosby came off the ice and clearly thought he was somewhere in the Bahamas, it was pretty obvious he’d been concussed but the staff there felt it was OK for him to get right back out there.

  152. peter, this is the BOMB. nuclear type. little late to the show i guess. i guess i can ditch the gazillion cassettes i have. yipeeeee.

  153. eddie eddie eddie's wang on

    chin – add peter to that list with S.Nation and jpg…..sorry peter

    i am otta here for a few….

    gots to go preach to the willing….my bruthas…..peace out…

  154. 1 PM, Richie Rich…”Tonight’s the night I light it up. Multiple times. Want to hear the crowd cheering again, 20,000 people, ‘RICHIE!, RICHIE!’ You listening, God? It’s me, Richie.”

  155. WTF G-d Particle? Just because I’m fat doesn’t mean I am a copywirght infringer or plageurizer. Youse guys are getting a little out of control with your fatism

  156. Are we being too literal?
    No, you fool, we are following orders. We were told to comb the desert so we are combing it.

  157. Doodie Machetto on

    more teams= more money.

    And we all know what higher power the NHL worships.

    ::attempts to do fold-in::

    The all ighty ollar? oh, I get it! hehehe

  158. Director of Player Safety Shanahan on

    I’m Brendan Shanahan, Director of NHL Player Safety. On Saturday, February 23, an incident occurred in a game between the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens. In further review of the alleged braining of New York defenseman Ryan McDonagh, I have concluded that the principle point of contact is between McDonagh’s head, and the glass partition behind the goalline. In lieu of this damning evidence, I have decided to suspend the glass partition for 2 regular season games. During this time it will be replaced with a mostly similar, albeit somewhat less violently inclined, glass partition. Thank you for your time and attention.

  159. Don’t you love these comments: Detective: ‘He murdered twelve people. Chopped them up. We knew he did it. We had the motive, the prints, the DNA, the weapon. We brought the gentleman in for questioning.”

  160. stranger nation on

    E3 – had the pleasure of Oakland 79 last night. Phil was thumping and 3 encores

    hey, hey a reeling and a rockin

    what a joyful sound…

  161. stranger nation on

    on review of Lucic’s Nash bash, one could opine the ability, size, and balance of Nash may have prevented a life altering play. if that was a lesser skater or smaller player, the injury (and still may prove to be) could have been extremely dangerous.

    add to the fact Lucic was almost full speed and where it happened, speaks to recklessness of play.

  162. stranger nation on

    Realignment – get rid of Divs
    Conf A
    NYR, Debs, Ice Mets, Filth, Bees, sabes, Habs, Sens, Pits, Det, Hawks, BJs, Loafs, Craps
    Top 12 make POs
    Conf B – everyone else left
    Top 4 make POs

    make for a fun reg season – need Chi and Det playin teams back east for TV ratings!

  163. Doodie Machetto on

    Like I said after the lack of SD came down: I’m surprised McDonagh didn’t get a suspension for blatantly headbutting Pacioretty’s elbow.

  164. Shanahan had over 2000 penalty minutes all by himself. Perfect guy to put in charge of Player Safety.

  165. Fat Guy I’m with Mama 31 years. If I ditched it, she get it all. At this point I’d rather continue sharing. But yes it’s a nice place to be in the Dead of winter.

  166. stranger nation on

    Malkinstein on IR with concussion – now the league may start gettin serious about this head injury epidemic

  167. WEll it looks as though the hockey has been exhausted and the rest is gabble. Someone mentioned NANTUCKET…tbw and I used to vacation there every summer when the kids were young and our favorite rental spot was the Captain Gardner House ( Old
    Whaling captain) I swear that stepping out on those cobble stone streets is like taking a stroll into 1840. We’d meet friends of our from CT there and hit the night clubs in the evening, and the kids were old enough to fend for themselves at the house. ( My daughters now re create our actions out there with their kids now) I had one wee adventure one evening in a really crowded joint, with the booze pouring, and the jokes breaking, when a woman in the aisle just above where I was sitting snatched up her skirt, and threw her entire leg over my shoulder…tbw giving me a stunned look, but being the suave and debonair type that I am, I put on a disinterested face, and then started to run my hand up and down her brought the house down, and the drinks for us, from that moment on were all on someone else’s tab. Somebody called out and asked me my name, I answered
    TOM” …Tom What? Tom Terrific you idiot,,,are you blind? Even tbw laughed at that one,
    and it went on that way. ( Never did get a look at the broad’s face…only the thigh.

    They have a great Library where I learned a lot about the Island. They also have a place on a hill called “The African School” where runaway slaves used to hide there, and they were protected from Slave Catchers by the Quakers that just about owned the island. So try the
    little “far away Island” you might just like it.

  168. stranger nation on

    Bob ‘The Hoser’ MacKenzie reporting Nash among the concussed. guess he has better sources

  169. when a crosbyite gets hurt it changes everything…

    did mcdonagh get 2 minutes for jumping into the glass face first on the pacioretty hit….

  170. wonder how many games Leetch might have missed if:

    A) they didn’t allow a teammate to hold up a forward who was about to plaster him, or

    B) that forward didn’t have to deal with Jeff Beukeboom if he did plaster Leetch.

  171. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Couldn’t agree more on both points. Need more clutching and grabbing/interference to protect the players.

    Need protection on the ice for some of these guys

  172. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, did you see Bob McKenzie is reporting that Nash had a concussion? Do you think he has better info or is he playing fast and loose with what has already been reported?

  173. Good points by Carp on Leetch and Beuk
    That being said, I once saw The Grim Reaper KO Beuk very quickly

  174. Doodie Machetto on

    Not that Ulf really needed anyone to protect him, but the threat of someone other than Ulf didn’t deter Domi.

  175. When you say ‘Elvis”, do you mean young, slim, heroin fan Elvis, or older, full figured, pill popping Elvis?

  176. Depends on whether you hear and/or smell toxic gas emanating from the area. Only way to tell in this medium. But I think the young ‘un. The one who actually made movies, and not the concert movie wearing a lei in Hawaii…

  177. I miss Beuk… it’s a damn shame that Matt Johnson sucker punched him in the back of the head and for all intents ended his career.

  178. I hated all that clutching and grabbing though, especially because the Devils played that style. It allowed the less talented teams to be competitive.

    I know they would never do it (because it means less seats to sell) but I wish they made the ice surface bigger. The players are much faster and stronger and it’s like they are playing in a band box.

  179. Elvis, your wife was really good in those Naked Gun movies. Haven’t seen her lately, what she bed up too? Also must have nice to have Michael Jackson as a son-in law. What a lovely couple!

  180. Never mind Leetch, Carp, how many games would any of us have missed if we had been in Fran’s shoes in Nantucket? I’ll tell ya, I go there every summer now and nothing like that EVER happens to me.

  181. Elvis, No disrespect intended. IMO, she gave Anna Nicole a run for her money. Both extremely talented and easy on the eyes.

  182. ice is definitely too cluttered and that’s been obvious for years and years. I don’t know if they’ll ever increase the size of surface but I don’t really feel the efforts to get the clutching and grabbing out of the game has really improved things that much. has there been any dramatic increase in scoring since they decided to call the game tighter? sure seems like there’s just a lot of marginal penalties and even mediocre goalies have GAA’s below 3. I mean any of you guys who own that Rangers’ 94 playoffs DVD boxset and watch those games in the context of the 2013 game realize that there’s like a dozen more penalties that would be called if they used the modern interpretation. but do you really feel that the game now is better because of that?

  183. 4generations 4 cups on

    looks like with realignment we’re gonna see anisimov and dubinsky quite frequently…

  184. wrt: realignment

    I would like to see something that negated the ability for some crappy team to get a top 3 seed because they’re in a lousy division. Invariably there’s always one lousy division where the first place finisher has like 10-15 points fewer than teams in the stronger divisions, but they end up with the better seed because they’re in a non-competitive division. On paper the newly-proposed central division looks problematic to me, though.

  185. I don’t know Papa, somehow I think I’d do even worse going as Tom Renney. Guy never struck me as a lady killer. Well, maybe in a Eugene Levy, separated-at-birth kind of way.

  186. Doodie – no word yet from Rich Pilon. Chris Tamer, Brad Brown, Johan Witehall, and Vladimir Vorobiev also couldn’t be reached for comment. Jamie Ram was (as usual) completely content with being signed as the 3rd string goalie.

  187. “Why don’t you come over here and………..”

    You can’t really do a lot of Eddie Murphy jokes on here…

  188. Doodie Machetto on

    Jonny, I remember seeing Jamie Ram’s 1 NHL game. It was in 96 or 97. Richter was out hurt, and Glenn Healy was the starting goaltender against the Avalanche. It was a game on Fox. Healy got lit up for 5 or 6, and Ram came in and I think only gave up 1 more. Rangers dropped the game 6 or 7 to 1.

  189. Unfortunately you can’t. Delirious was a classic though. Maybe we use other “words” to fill in? But then we get the “AND THEN HE SAID GOONIEGOOHOO AND SHOVED A…”, yeah maybe not haha

  190. We’ve been at it for a good hour here Manny. It’s all implied because we all know it too well.

    Homina homina homina homina

  191. Reporter: Do you have a concussion?

    Nash: I don’t know, but my head hurts really bad.

    Reporter: So you are not ruling out that it is a concussion.

    Nash: I don’t know, I am not a doctor. My head hurting could really mean my ankle is bothering me. But like I said, I am not a doctor.

  192. Doodie Machetto on

    All of the people who are after Torts’ job are just like 80’s women according to Eddie Murphy: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY?

  193. Doodie – that is correct except Ram actually posted a shutout. 27 minutes in 1996, stopped 9 of 9 shots. RANGERS LEGEND!

    Seriously, my friends and I just start name dropping Rangers of old, specifically “top” prospects (Daniel Goneau, Christian Dube) or just completely obscure players (Jason Doig, Richard Scott, Barrett Heisten). It makes the team now look so much better when put into perspective.

    Like if you think Boyle is wasting space or Gilroy is a bad d-man, just imagine if we filled those spots with Zdeno Ciger or Peter Smrek.

  194. Actually Messier, great guy that he was, tried to talk Barrett Heisten up in the media big time once.

  195. I remember the year that the big pick up of the season was getting Trent Whitfield off of waivers from the Caps. That was the highlight of the 2001-02 season.

  196. eric, it’s most likely a concussion, especially given what Nash said today … only it’s irresponsible to announce concussion until it’s officially called a concussion.


    GUY WAS A FACEOFF BEAST (in the 1 game he played)

  198. I don’t know if anyone’s been listening to Francesa interviewing Eddie Olcyzk for the last 15 minutes but holy crap this is priceless

  199. thats the only thing thats keeping this city afloat. college kids and their parents money. the whale just extended for another 3 to 5 years in hartford, interesting.

  200. TrueBlue:

    Usual Francesa egomaniacal stuff. Way too many to recap but would ask Olcyzk uestions after he’d already answered them, repeatedly said he knew nothing about hockey but also mentioned numerous times what a great goal scorer Eddie Olczyk was, would ask a question and then talk right over Olcyzk, kept trying to relate everything to basketball, etc., etc. He’s just the worst dude.

  201. Doodie Machetto on

    I always hoped that the Rangers would move a farm team, even if it was the ECHL, to the Aviator complex in Brooklyn.

  202. 342 goals in over 1,000 games played- not bad…but also not epic.

    Seperately, did he actually not like being a Ranger? Seems like every time there’s a nationally broadcast game and Howdy Doodie mentions that he was a part of the ’93-’94 Cup team, he kind of just demures…

  203. Olczyk was a prolific goal scorer. Didn’t he put up NEAR 40 goals in an era when the guys who led the league put up twice that?

  204. Doodie Machetto on


    I never said no filth flarn filth and I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m offended that you called. F— you.

  205. Francessa is a arrogant SOB and is extremely rude, never shuts up, talks over everybody. I only used to watch mike and the mad dog show because I used to love the way Chris Russo would get under fatso’s skin. Once Russo left I stopped watching the show. I can’t stand Francessa.

  206. Francesa’s going to have Micheletti on shortly so there’s more buffoonery on the horizon, double buffoonery, really

  207. TrueBlue:

    Olcyzk played 1 playoff game in ’94 so he’s probably hesitant to claim credit for the Cup win

  208. Doodie Machetto on

    TrueBlue, it’s because he was injured for most of the regular season and Prucha’d almost all of the postseason. In fact, his name (and Mike Hartman’s for that matter) weren’t even engraved on the Cup because they didn’t meet eligibility. I think that they were added later, though.

  209. Chin(k)? You’re right about the college, but there’s no shame in a school keeping a town afloat. In my case, I paid (and am still paying) my own way

  210. honestly, thank you, I did know that…

    which means Doc is kind of being disrespectful by mentioning that; pretty much every time they play on NBC

  211. Remember last year when we were so high on this team we were discussing whether the team would make a special request to include Sean Avery’s name on the cup due to his ineligibility to be included automatically?

  212. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    I think it’s nice that Francesa repeats every sentence he says for times for the hearing impaired.

  213. Doodie Machetto on


  214. TrueBlue:

    Emrick’s a dolt so I doubt he means anything malicious by it, but yeah, you’re right. I’m sure Olcyzk is grateful to have been a part of the ’94 Cup win but it has to ring a hollow when you basically had nothing to do with it.

    Then again, you could be Nick Kypreos who had as much to do with the Cup win as I did and skate around with the Cup screaming your head off like you just won the game single-handedly

  215. you can call me chin, everybody else does. its just sad that this area was pretty industrialy heavy at one time with ibm and so on, but now the schools keep us afloat. we’ve lost alot of population. kinda sad, its a nice place to raise a family if you can find a job.

  216. btw, i apparently don’t know how to type; that should have said “I didn’t know that….”

    which is exactly the opposite of what I typed


  217. I do remember Eddie was one of the “Black Aces” though- which, while not fun to be in the pressbox…was notable because, well, at least they had a nickname…..

  218. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    I think it’s nice that Francesa repeats every sentence he says *four* times for the hearing impaired.

  219. Chin – I always liked the area from Owego all the way to Oneonta…nice country up in there. Even Vestal.

  220. I don’t have a huge problem with this realignment, actually. Don’t really get why Boston is in the midwest and Columbus is in the Atlantic but I guess the league wants to preserver Montreal-Boston. Glad they changed it to three teams from each division and two wildcards.

  221. In the historical records, does the Rangers record against the Jets represent record against the original jets and then today’s jets (excluding the Thrasher period) or the Thrashers/new jets combo?

  222. “Well tell Bill I said have a coke and a smile and shut the Fedyk up. Jello pudding eatin’ Mashinter”

  223. my only issue with the realignment is that it still means that the old Patrick Division of the Devils, Rangers, Isles, Caps, Flyers and Penguins can’t all make the playoffs in the same season. Yes, I know the Isles haven’t made the playoffs in forever, but they will, eventually.

  224. Micheletti just told Francesa that Brad Richards, ” makes the power play run when he’s at the top of his game.” Richards had one of the best years of his career last season and the team was 23rd in the league on the power play. Go Brad go!

  225. Doodie Machetto on

    Evan, historical Jets record is Thrashers/Jets. Historical Coyotes record is Jets/Coyotes.

  226. Doodie Machetto on

    Lloyd, how would Micheletti know when Richards makes the PP run, seeing as how we have never seen it?

    Unless he means running back towards the other end of the ice to collect the puck after it’s been dumped down the ice. In that case, yes, he makes it run perfectly.

  227. or having the puck skip over his skip, don’t forget that

    dude is a beast when he’s got to bust it for center ice to retrieve a puck he failed to keep in

  228. Thanks and LOL DM.

    Now that realignment seems to be finishing up, perhaps they can focus on changing regulation wins to be 3 points, OT wins to be 2 points and shootout wins to be 1 point with no losers point.

  229. skip over his stick, lol

    Micheletti’s been guzzling Ranger-ade for most of this segment, what else is new

  230. Agreed on all comments re PP….it’s annoying when the MSG guys toy the party line too much…

    I did like when Joe said earlier this year; “that PP sucked the life out of the building…”

    more accurate / honest

  231. Micheletti probably got a cease and desist order from Dolan within seconds of that comment, TrueBlue

  232. I always thought JD did a pretty good job of being honest (eventhough it was clear where his heart was)… I’d take that balance…

    but the current talking point should be about why Richards hasn’t done much/anything for a PP that he has had a season + a little bit to show us something with…

    And i’m sure i’m re-hashing a lot i haven’t read here, but; why not take him off the PP for a bit?

  233. Lloyd, we are 17 games in here- these typing mistakes, very pre-season…got to cut down on them…

  234. TrueBlue:

    That’s odd because I was just making exactly the same point to my friend about Davidson. Sure he thought every shot hit the shaft of the goalie’s stick, but at least he took people to task every so often. Way too much mindless shilling from Micheletti. Guy sounded like the Rangers p.r. guy at the end of that interview.

  235. n 2000, Dolan instituted media training for all Garden employees who might deal with the press and instituted an ironclad rule against team personnel criticizing others in the organization via the media.[10] Under Dolan’s watch MSG implemented controversial media policies limiting access to players. Some of these measures included prohibiting reporters and Knicks’ beat writers from interviewing players without an MSG public relations official present, forbidding one-on-one interviews, and excommunicating writers who write articles critical of the organization. The policies also forbid the MSG Network from being critical of the Knicks and the Rangers, regardless of their performance. Such measures were not standard practice for other NBA teams.[11] In addition, the Knicks did not make their medical staff available to the press.[12] In 2004, longtime broadcaster Marv Albert’s contract was not renewed by MSG Network, allegedly because of his criticism of the Knicks’ play.[13][14]

  236. Richards makes the PP “run”. Right now it’s just not “running” well. That’s all. I guess we are going to live and die by this theory.

  237. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, have you ever seen Eddie Murphy’s Honeymooners bit? If not, please stop what you are doing, go find it, and watch it.

  238. At the end of the day, we are “customers” and I get when you own the team / network that’s the product and the “customer relations” departments, respectively, but when you tell your fans (the “customers”) that they are amazing, great, awesome to play in front of…

    and then offer really sub-par insight into the game / North Korean-esque one-sidedness, it takes away from the product and insults your customers;

    glad this blog exists….

  239. I think you’re referring to the Tampa Bay Lightning power play, Manny. This power play hasn’t really run in years.

  240. I might be, Lloyd. I just think “RUN” doesn’t have to be a positive thing. You know when you have a horrible car and you want to sell it and you’re like, “1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. Minor body work. No Rust. *Runs.* “

  241. yes but that still implies it moves

    the Ranger power play has been on blocks with cobwebs in the windows for about 6 years

  242. and if we’re going to be completely honest, it hasn’t mattered since the Clinton Administration

  243. Oh so you’re saying it’s more like the vehicular hermaphrodite that is the El Camino.

    “1978 El Camino. Body in good shape. No engine. Needs Work. $500 OBO”

  244. thanks, surprised he hasn’t edited the Wiki entry…

    again, didn’t know that (could have surmised) but can’t believe a lot of that is legal…

  245. look, this is obviously an extreme case and I don’t believe the Rangers need a power play anywhere near this efficient but it’s something to consider…

    The Rangers have had 61 power play opportunities this year and the St. Louis Blues have had 62. The Rangers have 7 power play goals. The Blues have 19.

  246. We need to bring back Andreas Johansson. Faceoff wizard and PP specialist. True story, he was one of the reasons why I wore #26. No idea why I was a fan of his haha

  247. I hate using Wikipedia, and don’t trust it, but I have read all that same Dolan stuff elsewhere.

  248. we’re still at 11%, which is below the 15% averge of ’11-12 league-wide; which itself is below the recent historical average….

  249. Woohoo! My pops and I are the “lucky season ticket holders” at the Panthers game tonight! lol I think we get a team-autographed stick. It’s too bad there are basically zero HHOF hopefuls on the team. lmao Hope someone spears Cindy in the ear while I’m there.

  250. When’s the last time someone measured the curvature of the stick in the NHL, or has that rule changed, too?

  251. LLoyd, big picture realist?

    Have you stumbled onto this site in error?

    The micro geniuses simply can not grasp it is not just this year, it’s the entire history of this franchise. Historically they are a .500 organization and compounding their felonious incompetence have been outdistanced by expansion organizations!

    They are as stated many times, a middle of the pack organization that has ALWAYS had ineffective management ,but great fans who live in hope and ultimately die in despair.

  252. Cooz,are you having an identity crisis, perhaps assuming the role of blog master without portfolio?

    If you feel the need to rebut something why not simply put forth facts and logic?

  253. have to say based purely on the amount of time missed due to injury, the Asham signing has not been a success thus far

  254. Carp, speaking of fish you are swimming in the wrong school.

    Mostly roe and most definitely not Beluga!

  255. duckbill platypus on

    Can someone please tell this monotreme why the Rangers of NY are allowed to ‘undisclose’ injuries? Whilst I appreciate the protection not identifying the featured player’s injury provides, it does allow for vexation for us, the faithful viewers.

    Irregardless kindly,
    the Duckbill

  256. duckbill platypus on

    MANN-E!!! how are thou?

    E3, this duck’s old hockey coach would use that word repeatedly. As such, it has become a duckbill favorite. Apologies for such ambiguity.

  257. duckbill platypus on

    Does being a ‘bonehead’ interfere with my mammal classification? #platypusproblems

  258. SufferingSince79 on

    But, asked point blank whether he had suffered a concussion, Nash hesitated before again giving a vague answer. “Umm, I’m not a doctor, it’s tough for me to analyze that,” Nash said. “It wasn’t something where I could look at myself and say I had that issue. That’s up for the doctors to decide”. Nash better have a concussion because the only other way to explain that pile of poop is he’s a moron. Or the guy who coached him on what to say is one (or has a concussion too).

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