Call me Mr. Hoops


Going to cover some local basketball championships Saturday and Sunday,  you know, because of my other job, so I won’t be doing much hockey.

So keep an eye peeled on the widgets over there on the right ————> for any news breaks at Rangers practice today, and the morning skate tomorrow.

I’ll definitely be stopping in here in the comments with youse quite a bit, and still plan on doing the “It’s Go Time!” post for the Baby Buffaloes game tomorrow, and being involved in the game blog, etc.

Just figured I’d give you a heads-up, and that you needed a new post.


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  1. hoops? what is that? is it hard to to run 50′ and slamdunk? there is some skill baby

  2. MSG should have a competition for charity where the Rangers play hoops vs the Knicks and then the Knicks play the Rangers in hockey. It was always entertaining in HS when the big shot football and bball players tried to skate. I would love to see that ego maniac Carmelo Anthony lace on some skates and be humbled a bit!

  3. How come the NHL doesn’t have a linesman vs. refs charity game? Like when the PGA does the caddy tournament. Then they can get players to be the zebras.

  4. According to a quote from Bruce Garrioch posted at SNY, Colorado was asking for Michael Del Zotto, Chris Kreider and a first round pick for Ryan O’Reilly’s rights.

    LOL! We should have thrown in McDonagh too…

  5. Good morning, ‘heads!
    Good morning, mr. Hoops!

    It’s a little cool in Naples this morning. How’s everyone?

  6. Rotter, at SNY, also delves into the Gaborik debate:

    “I don’t know if the Rangers will move Gaborik by the deadline, but I could definitely see a move at the draft where the Rangers pick up a defenseman and a top nine winger that essentially replaces Brandon Dubinsky at hopefully half the cost.”

    How are we replacing a 40 goal guy? With 20 something goals, at best? Not sure I agree with that line of reasoning that Rotter is using. I think we would need a top 6 scoring winger, at least. And, I still don’t understand why in hell the Rangers would trade Gaborik…

  7. The only guy I entertain a Gaborik trade for is *Corey Perry* because that’s the only guy that could, in any way, replace him. And, the Ducks need to move Perry or lose him and Gaborik would enjoy the West.

  8. corey perry ufa at end of year. if they make that swap i am ok with right now but who replaces perry when he leaves as of ufa and gaborik next year. big hole in lineup

  9. Thought that would make you happy, NYR.

    Glad to see PIMP turning over a positive leaf….

  10. No reasoning behind it, NYR_FAN. Just mumbling on Rotter’s part. The Rangers have a plan go all in, probably next year. And Gaborik is a huge part of that plan. Adding Nash was a part of that plan too. They won’t do it. Unless they’re absolutely sure Perry is going to be available this summer. I don’t think he will be.

  11. Here’s some food for thought regarding Dubinsky. He has one goal this year. He’s been credited with 23 shots on goal this season. Nash had 12 shots on goal LAST GAME.
    I really don’t think they need to unload Gaborik for the sake of another D man and a PK specialist that works the boards well.

  12. It’s a good question, ilb. Will Perry be available?

    The way I see it, the Ducks have a legit shot at a Cup this year (since they have 2 losses). So why not try to get a Cup and then risk losing Perry to Free Agency. I think if they don’t win a cup he’s more likely to leave. So the Ducks are in a real Catch 22 there.

    Again, I like Gaborik and do want to keep him on our team. That’s why I said the *only* guy I go after is Perry.

  13. Think about something else: next year is Gaborik’s contract year. He will be playing for what may well be his last substantial contract.

  14. gabby is getting a big paycut after next year 33 year old winger.. stats declining.. huge paycut.

    again i would be open to trading him now. trade him for a established younger 25 goal guy and a top tier offensive prospect/rookie, why not.

    they probably will not trade him but untouchable, no way.

    perry is probably 6 years younger besides being better already. therefore he is much more valuable then gaborik…

  15. I know, ilb. I know But I’m only talking about Corey Freaking Perry. Guys is a beast and fits our team perfectly and has put up 50 before. And is a UFA and probably has to be moved by the Ducks or pursued in the offseason. He’s Elite or whatever that means (even though he only has 5 goals this season).

  16. ilb

    great point gabby in a contract year you know will raise his play and not coast like he does for some games now.

    there will be too many suitors in for perry. what interesting is what does anaheim do on trade deadline day wed april 3rd if they are 2nd in conf with perry and getzlaf. u know the week leading up they will offer both contracts but i dont see either taking it and test free agency

  17. Perry is definitely hitting Free Agency. A team with a ton of space could give him a very, very large payday to be their “C” and leader and all that. He just has to decide between winning, and being immortal, and being a John Tavares type player. Riding out his days emerging and re-emerging until he retires.

  18. I’m confused, Manny. You want to trade Perry for Gaborik now? It’s no brainer. But what if Perry walks in July?

  19. I think ilb is right. He is too big a part of the plan to be traded…and I know he loves it here…so you have to take that NTC into consideration…He isn’t giving up that Tribeca pad easily..

    As much as many of you guys think he is on the outs with Torts, I don’t. I think that is just their intense relationship… Kind of like how Torts and Prospal got at each other’s throats, except that Gaby is quiet…

  20. ilb

    thats my point make the deal now but what do we look like next year minus perry and gabby

  21. Oh totally agree, ilb. It’s a huge risk. That’s why I said that we buyout Richards and keep Perry.

    I think all of us in here, right now, like Gaborik and don’t want to see him thrown away. I’m just trying to build on Rotter’s “throw it out there” idea on a Saturday afternoon.

    Thus, *if* we lost Gaborik I would only want Perry in return. Given the contract statuses of all players I think he’s the only realistic guy you could get.

    And, of course, I would want to lock him into an extension but of course, I need someone smarter than me on the CBA and Cap to help me understand how that would be possible.

  22. Oh totally agree, ilb. It’s a huge risk. That’s why I said that we buyout Richards and keep Perry.

    I think all of us in here, right now, like Gaborik and don’t want to see him thrown away. I’m just trying to build on Rotter’s “throw it out there” idea on a Saturday afternoon.

    Thus, if we lost Gaborik the only guy I would risk that for is Perry. Given the contract statuses of all players I think he’s the only realistic guy you could get.

    And, of course, I would want to lock him into an extension but of course, I need someone smarter than me on the CBA and Cap to help me understand how that would be possible.

  23. Oh totally agree, ilb. It’s a huge risk. That’s why I said that we buyout Richards and keep Perry.

    I think all of us in here, right now, like Gaborik and don’t want to see him thrown away. I’m just trying to build on Rotter’s “throw it out there” idea on a Saturday afternoon.

  24. I totally agree, ilb. It’s a huge risk. That’s why I said that we buyout Richards and keep Perry.

    I think all of us in here, right now, like Gaborik and don’t want to see him thrown away in some silly rent-a-player type deal. I’m just trying to build on Rotter’s “throw it out there” idea on a Saturday afternoon.

    With all the players in the NHL that could be traded now, due to contract status, I think Perry is the only realistic return for someone like Gaborik. Of course there are contract considerations.
    And, of course, I would want to lock him into an extension but of course, I need someone smarter than me on the CBA and Cap to help me understand how that would be possible.

  25. I totally agree. It’s a huge risk. That’s why I said that we buyout Richards and keep Perry.

    I think all of us in here, right now, like Gaborik and don’t want to see him thrown away in some silly rent-a-player type deal. I’m just trying to build on the “throw it out there” idea on a Saturday afternoon.

    With all the players in the NHL that could be traded now, due to contract status, I think Perry is the only realistic return for someone like Gaborik. Of course there are contract considerations.
    And, of course, I would want to lock him into an extension but of course, I need someone smarter than me on the CBA and Cap to help me understand how that would be possible.

  26. Maybe I can get it through in three parts..

    I totally agree. It’s a huge risk. That’s why I said that we buyout Richards and keep Perry.

  27. I think all of us in here, right now, like Gaborik and don’t want to see him thrown away in some silly rent-a-player type deal. I’m just trying to build on the “throw it out there” idea on a Saturday afternoon.

  28. With all the players in the NHL that could be traded now, due to contract status, I think Perry is the only realistic return for someone like Gaborik. Of course there are contract considerations.
    And, of course, I would want to lock him into an extension but of course, I need someone smarter than me on the CBA and Cap to help me understand how that would be possible.

  29. I think all of us in here, right now, like Gaborik and don’t want to see him thrown away in some silly rent-a-player type deal.

  30. Manny, all very valid points. Vibin’.

    I am also not sure how we keep all of our players, let alone Gaby, with a cap that is declining.

    And of course, Perry = Monster

  31. And again, Manny. You buy out Richards now and Perry walks. Back to one 1st line player. Chara is smiling already.

    Stuart A- gives us an idea. Which 25 goal scorer and whoever else you suggested? Specifically? You have to be realistic in what you’re getting in return

  32. I understand your point, ilb. And definitely that’s scary but we have to take some risks to get over the hump and win a cup.

    Lazy Saturday Vibe…

  33. If we lost Gaborik, got Perry and won a cup. I’m fine with Perry walking. I don’t care. Just like if the Ducks win the cup and Perry walks they don’t care.

    Cup > Perry
    Cup > Gaborik

  34. there is no way Gaborik will be resigned after next year by the rangers, that’s why you trade gaborik now and get young players that will fill needs and be cheaper and under control. The key players the rangers have to resign are callahan, lundqvist and girardi.

  35. I understand your point, ilb. And definitely that’s scary but we have to take some risks to get over the hump and win a cup.

  36. Given Carp’s predictions for the Ducks the last two years, maybe if he predicts they definitely won’t trade Perry and Getzlaf just to reacquire Stu Bickel, it might happen.

  37. 4 east conf game this afternoon starting from 1200. have to find a way to get wife and kid out of the house.

    perry for gaborik we win cup perry walks SIGN ME UP

  38. iDoodie Machetto on

    Mr. Hoops, do you think that the lightnings game was a sign of things to come, or just a team that the rangers match up well against?

  39. That’s OK, Carp. As an adult, I understand that sometimes even I need to be filtered and slowed down.

  40. This is pipe dream talk. NHL ’14 on PS2 kind of stuff. The Rangers were interested in Perry last year as I’m sure they would be if he were to hit the open market. But the cap is going down and there’s more than a couple things to take into consideration.

    ILB’s correct on Gaborik in the contract year. Especially since his inconsistency averages say that he’ll be back on track next season. I highly doubt they try to move him and realistically if they were going for a guy like Perry then the Ducks would be looking for the same thing everyones been looking for since they were trying to acquire Richards from Dallas. Del Zotto, first round picks, Stepan, Kreider etc…No one’s looking to give up a kid from their stable for an older oft injured and inconsistent winger with a big cap hit.

  41. Hoops- If a basketball travels through the air at noon at 20 miles an hour and a player is running from half court at 6 miles an hour TELL ME GOOD SIR, what time would that player slam dunk!??!

  42. Asham has been hurt for a while. Is he eligible for LTIR? I think he’s in his low 30’s…

  43. Perrry-Getzlaf-Nash




    It could happen! Get it done!

  44. doodie

    to answer your question to carp. we match up reallly well with lightning. tampa d cant cover the nash line and our forecheck.

    again i will say it one more time these next 4 games buff phil at isles ottawa will tell us a lot about the rest of the season.. if we cant get on roll now before we have 4 game roadtrip starting next sunday and close with 16 of 25 away from msg then we may miss playoffs.

    now is the time to get the streak going

  45. well, iDoodie, they certainly didn’t exactly run into a determined opponent Thursday. But I’ve been saying all along that they will be fine. I still think that way. Lot of key guys off to dreadful starts can make a team look worse than it is. I think this is still one of the best teams in the East.

  46. Eric couldnt agree more. Healthy or not they have their top players back. They have to find a way to bring it consistently though. The 4 teams you mentioned are all beatable if they don’t come out and play like they did against Montreal last weekend. You never know what this team is going to bring day to day.

  47. Maybe we should ask Carp if there will be any Rangers scouts at those Ducks games, LOL

  48. Carp, you may be correct but as stated since early February around here they’ll only be as good as their top 6 forwards the rest of the way. If Richards and Gaborik can fight through it once and for all and play as well as say Hagelin (sad but true) they’ll go on a tear.

  49. Yup, since the bottom six was obviously depleted, the top six has to carry the Rangers, and with Nash and now Hagelin in his second year it should be better that it was. Now Stepan and Callahan are back to where they should be, too. So it’s a matter of getting No. 19 and No. 10 going. Has to happen.

  50. My sources tell me that the Rangers’ West Coast scout has been watching Anaheim, Manny. (and Los Angeles, San Jose, Colorado, Vancouver, etc.).

    Also my sources say that the Ducks’ East Coast scout has been watching the Rangers. (and Flyers, Devils, Islanders, Bruins, Penguins, etc.).

  51. That’s not to knock Hags by the way. But it says something when you have to cross your fingers that two guys making a combined 19.5 Million dollars will play as well as a second year kid that wasn’t even part of the plan when they were signed.

  52. Sounds like a lock, Carp! That deal should be done by the afternoon. Then we can fly all those scouts back home where they belong.

  53. One of the many reasons that doesn’t keep me up at night Carp, is simply that it’s easier in a sense to tweak and rework the bottom half of your roster than it is the top.
    For years they’ve always seemed to have had an abundance of 3rd and 4th line guys and not enough pop up front. Now it’s just the opposite. You can find team guys and pk specialists and fighters etc and fit them under the cap much easier than spending summer after summer going after the top UFA guys along with 20 other teams.
    More concerning is that #10 and #19 will do through this time next year..

  54. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I think the flames are ripe for the picking. They were about to sign orielly to that contract and give up their first and third round picks in the process.

    Trade Staal to the canes for ruutu and gleason.

    Trade gabby to the flames for iggy and mcgratton.

    Trade the mad bomber to NHL network for that blonde.

    Trade kreider to Dallas for cowboys stadium and a 2nd round pick

    Trade Boyle to the sharks for clowe

    Trade Stralman to Colorado for a bag of used pucks and obrein

    Trade gilroy to New Jersey for the ghost of Tom joad

  55. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Damn I forgot…

    Trade the 2nd round pick we got in the kreider deal to the ducks for perry

  56. In all honesty if you guys look at the UFA’s this summer you’ll see that it’s going to be a lot easier to fill out the back of the roster and keep what they have up front instead of trying to throw their hat in on big tickets like Getzlaf and Perry.
    These guys will hopefully be healthier and in better shape after a full training camp going into a normal season. They can get Mc D Hagelin and Stepan new deals and then go after the types of players that can fill 3rd and 4th line holes. It’s more realistic.

  57. Carp – I hope your High School hoops games turn out better than last night’s Fairfield-Manhattan borefest – a 34-31 Jasper win.

  58. wicky, I’ve always liked Morrow. He’s 34, not terribly old, but he’s a gritty veteran. Wonder what it would take to get him from Dallas to reinforce the lower lines. He has playoff and international experience too.

  59. ugh. I’m actually going to see an Irvington girls team going for a fourth straight section and state championship, which could beat both of those teams combined, and which scores well over 80 points easily, with starters pulled in the second half.

  60. He’s in the last year of his contract, but he has an NTC. Wonder if he’d waive it if NYR clean up their act and become a legitimate threat once more by season’s end.

  61. This team has the ability to do really well even dominate in an amicable game. However, when teams stop being polite and start getting real, there will be problems. How can this team work out their bottom six or add a lower pairing defenseman to add toughness? The only players the team can afford to give up will be unwanted by other teams. But there’s no way the Rangers can go deep in the playoffs without some type of Prustian presence on the ice.

  62. Good afternoon all!

    Manny, just curious, do you totally agree with ilb and think it’s a huge risk? :)

    Happy 26th birthday to the King and his bro!

  63. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I agree, “rumours” say since the stars acquired cole, morrow’s days may be numbered.

    I’d take him for sure.

    He’s on my short list of forwards I’d like to see the rangers try to get

  64. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on


    5 forwards I’d target and hopefully get one or two


    In no specific order

  65. Lantona I’d be fine with Morrow. Even if they wait to the offseason you have guys like him, Dupuis, Dan Cleary- all mid-30 somethings but guys that could plug holes on the 3rd line that wouldn’t break the bank and can skate and score within the style this team plays. Those are the kind of players that could even things out.

  66. I like Dan Cleary too, Janmes G. I mentioned him some time ago. Either one’s fine with me. All three of the players you mentioned have a lot of experience, too.

  67. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Thanks for the link lw

    Love the way the send stood up for each other, wish the rangers did that

  68. Lantona All can still contribute on a nightly basis and wont be misused in their roles here. Doesn’t have to be those three specifically. but guys that fit that mold. I’ve always liked Cleary though.

  69. Non related hockey note- I’m going to Nashville in May to see the Black Keys at Bridgestone and have some BBQ so good, it’ll make ya wanna slap yo mama!

  70. stranger nation on

    someone help with the bottom 6 issue. Linep last game with all healthy was:
    Powe-Halpern-Bickel (with ass-ham out)

    are we sitting Miller, Boyle or Gabby for the third line? and who do we need on the 4th line?

    the Debs made it to SC finals with a scrappy skating fourth line and no goons, per se in the POs

    may need to bring in depth, esp with ass-ham injury issue, but can we see this lineup play for 4 or 5 games with hopefully the Gabby Ghost and King Richard adding some modicum of value…

    we have three Right Wings (Gabby, Nash, and Cally) that need to play top 6 minutes. Gabby is now playing LW on line 3, not sure how productive that is going to be.

  71. Stranger how could you possible even attempt to debate that those lines are something that we’d see on a permanent basis? Do you consider Gaborik playing on the 3rd line and Pyatt as the 2nd line LW a good situation for this team? Once upon a time in the late 90s the efforts of this team’s roster lead to their first line being Adam Graves in between Todd Harvey and John Maclean….They won some games like that..Do you think that equates to all being well in Rangers land?

  72. Wasn’t trying to attack you was just making a point. If Gabork goes back up to the second line as a LW and you slide Pyatt down things look a little more realistic. From there you can debate that Boyle has been anything but consistent, Halpern is probably gone next season Bickel is a Dman, Powe will hang around as a 4th liner and the hope would be that one or both of Miller and or Kreider can play top 9 minutes and do so effectively. So by that pretty realistic view of things there are going to be two holes that need to be plugged. A third line center and LW that can play 3rd/4th line effectively as well as kill penalties.

  73. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    So I really question the overall productivity of the American workforce. I mean look at the number of posts on yesterday’s thread (Friday, a workday) and today’s thread.

    No wonder the economy sucks, terrible work ethic/productivity.

  74. The problem with the Washington Capitals is that they are not a team. Even the analysts only talk a out Ovechkin. Where are they getting him the puck, where is he on the ice, etc. it’s such an Alex show.

    Try being a team!

  75. iWicky, you are cracking me up today!

    LW, i think you Brits are still just ticked from that little skirmish our countries had a while back…saboteur!!!!

  76. People in Washington are blind. Bruce Boudreau was run out of town because he clashed with the supposed superstar of the team that wasn’t producing because of the way BB played him. Funny, looking at the Caps and then at the Ducks I only see one of those two men still struggling.

    Ovechkin is an arrogant SOB and will eventually want out of Washington…someone will trade everything but their team bus for the guy and he’ll go produce until he’s tired of that team and organization too. Because eventually they’ll have the nerve to want to make him play as part of a team too!

  77. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    I think Casino Night is exactly what the Rangers needed. Gets them together raising money for the foundation. Im expecting big things to come baby…

  78. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Or when people aren’t wasting their employers payroll dollars on the web while at work.


  79. Doodie Machetto on


    EJ Hradek -‘s pronunciation of “mature”- really gets to me.


  80. iWick, how dare you suggest there is anything but virtue in those who spend their work hours on this blog!


  81. Which reminds me … when Brian Leetch blocked a shot and broke a bone in his arm, the Rangers recalled Terry Virtue from the minors for the next game in Florida.

    At the morning skate I asked Muck, “What do you hope to see from Virtue?”
    Muck: Who?
    Me: Terry Virtue.
    Muck: Who?

    True story. He had no freakin’ idea.

  82. Ha, before I’d scrolled down, my first reaction to seeing the word virtue was also to think Terry Virtue.

    Probably a sign I think about hockey too much.

  83. To be fair to the late Muck, it’s not a million miles away from some of Tortorella’s “I don’t know anything about him” comments about some players.

  84. Muckler probably wanted to play Curtis pride that night…you know pride before virtue !! Carp great line about Washington ..but let’s not even go there right

  85. “Coach Muckler, what do you hope to see from Virtue?”


    “Terry Virtue”

    “I know who Virtue is. Who the hell is Muckler?”

  86. Hey while conversation is kind of slow- what do you gents think about these kids from Nyack-Tappan Zee that got in all this trouble for the harlem shake video?

  87. lol i’m serious Carp. I played until I was 19 and I could write a book called “things I wish I could forget: stories from a hockey locker room”. They aren’t the first or last to do some stuff like that.

  88. Last year there was a championship HS basketball team at Tappan Zee, school color red. The student body would gather and form “the Red Sea.” So they came up with this pre-game thing where a kid would dress up like Moses, and he’d lead a cheer in front of the Red Sea, then he’d bang his cane on the floor and the Red Sea would part and he’d run up the middle of the bleachers. It was freakin’ hilarious (YouTube it). Anyway, TZ gets to the County Center for the Final Four and they won’t let Moses dress up anymore or do the Red Sea thing because … Might offend somebody. Might be seen as a religious thing.

    Beyond ridiculous.

  89. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    You don’t have enough free time to list all my problems lol

    Great muckler story btw

  90. Ridiculous. That’s exactly what I’m talking about. Things go on and on for years and as soon as it catches the attention of the wrong media base or some tight wad suddenly it’s disgraceful act and people should be ban. To quote Randall from Clerks: What the hell happened to this world?

  91. The kid hockey player shouldn’t have done the sock thing. So scold him. Suspend him a game if you think it’s so horrid. Do you have to kick the whole team out of the tournament for something like that? So I guess the NBA is going to make the Miami Heat forfeit, since they did the Harlem Shake?

  92. manny killed me this a.m.- I actually thought Hank was 26 for about thirty seconds. It was a wonderful thirty seconds anyway!! Didn’t peg Bundy used to say that to her hubby Al ??

  93. SufferingSince79 on

    Felix Unger: [to woman on witness stand] Ah… you *assumed*. My dear, you should never *assume*. You see, when you *assume* [writes the word “assume” on a blackboard], you make an *ass*… out of *you*… and *me*. So many great lines. Would it be safe to assume NYRS make the playoffs?

  94. Hey e3 – love when they are comparing shark bite scars and chief Brodie l pmooks down at his tiny appendix scar and decides,wisely not to show it.

  95. Never assume- but I believe we will be invited to the big dance . Although we may need a bigger boat!

  96. SufferingSince79 on

    Here lies the body of Mary Lee; died at the age of a hundred and three. For fifteen years she kept her virginity; not a bad record for this vicinity.

  97. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Robert Shaw was brilliant – his Doyle Lonnegan in The Sting as well…if ya follah?

  98. This Miller kid’s got some funyuns. He’s gonna be a special player IMO. But I was kind of surprised at the ballsy comment he made at one of the Rangers functions. I just hope he can take being pushed to being the best he can be. Maybe not.

  99. SufferingSince79 on

    Can’t decide to talk hockey or movies. A win will definitely make the end of the ledge appear further away. Seems like there’s been so many 2 day gaps b/t games. Hoping the practice helps and they rest up a bit. Need to string a few wins together.

  100. SufferingSince79 on

    E3- Thinking the same thing about Shaw & The Sting. Great movie all around. “Your boss is quite a card player, Mr. Kelly; how does he do it?” “…He cheats.”

  101. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    That is absolutely BS that they couldn’t do the parting of the Red Sea thing. What a joke!!

  102. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Cccp – is there a dr. In the house?


  103. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Mr hopper, you go in cage? Cage goes in water? Shark in water?

    Farewell Spanish ladies of Spain

  104. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Lonnegan : I put a half a million dollars on lucky Dan to win

    Kid twist: win? I said place!!! Lucky Dan to place

    Lonnegan: I want my money back

  105. SufferingSince79 on

    Another great performance…The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Shaw was great. Walter Matthau classic.
    Mr. Blue: Excuse me, do you people still execute in this state?
    Lt. Garber: What? Oh, execute. No, not at the moment.
    Mr. Blue: Pity (as he steps on the third rail).

  106. Storm Steiglitz on

    anybody see deepee last night getting blown out 5-0 by our smurfs in the 1st period?

  107. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Cccp – cold water can quench my thirst, I’m in bed, send in a nurse… I’m thirsty thirsty lord have mercy

  108. Back. Nice wedding. Two more handsome kids with a dream. Ah, I remember it well!

  109. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Werd up brutha kooz? Had some booze, need a snooze, jammin on som blues? Catholics and Jews


  110. I can’t be made. I’m half Irish and half Scottish. Actually, half Scotch and half water.

  111. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    DDe – glad you are posting a bit more…. Now only RIR need show up….

  112. :) exactly! I have a friend who’s half Irish, half Italian. He falls down a lot, but breaks his own legs.

  113. Looking around the wedding, I note that the girls keep getting prettier while I age. A pretty girl is like a melody.

  114. I have a microwave fireplace. I can lie down in front of it for the evening in two minutes.

  115. Speaking of cheap, Richie Rich would like to thank Harry’s Tuxedos for giving him a free tuxedo. ->

  116. “Thesis, antitheses, and synthesis, but let’s begin somewhere else,” as he removes her bra clatch.

  117. “I think you’re having a problem with dangling participles, my dear. Here, let me help…”

  118. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ranger Goal # 41, his first as a ranger, and first this season, Stu, I’ll kick your assen, Bickel

  119. “I think we’ll have a smoother time getting your story started by taking a cabin for the weekend in Bangor.”

  120. cooscoos March 2nd, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Sometimes I find it hard getting up in the morning.

  121. “A room without windows, a room without doors
    A room where no guy but I can spy the charms that are yours
    Like being marooned on a island far from civilized shores
    You and me in a room without windows, a room without doors”

    “Oh, and bring the aforementioned first draft, my dear…”

  122. ddebened: sorry for drifting away from hockey for a short while. I was today in a large room with 50 lovely foxes and I was momentarily sidetracked, as it were. :)

  123. “No, when I said bring the drafts, I wasn’t talking about your stories in progress.”

  124. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    No, those are my orifice hours…. My office hours aren’t till much later

  125. “Before we get any further along with chapter subdivisions, you are 18, am I correct?”

  126. dbnded- We had a priest in our old parish named Father Moore. We called him Moore the Marrier.

  127. “Be honest, my dear, is it literary guidance you seek, or are you just trying to nail a middle aged writer so you can get me fired?”

  128. My ex wife to her attorney: “If my husband were to die tomorrow, how much would I get?”

    Attorney: “Depends upon how the evidence is presented to the jury.”

  129. Wedding was nice, e. My cousin, who threw the wedding, has a son, hockeyist, third year in HS. Little bit of Ranger talk.

  130. good fight, too.

    Man, I really need to negotiate even a piddly per-comment payment if you guys are going to continue to do this. You’d make me rich.

  131. “I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.”

  132. Eddie keeps interjecting hockey news, so we keep the spigot stymied. Good thing, too.

  133. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    King Nucks has turned into a great nasty rivalry. Met last 2 years in playoffs….. Wish MSG had ice this good

  134. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ricardo – you should get something from a heavily trafficked blog – advertisers take notice at some point I’d think.

  135. All I can get on my Verizon FIOS is boxing, basketball, and baseball and a Ranger/Boston re-run.

  136. Seems they both like wine – maybe some Thunderbird commercials with a Chateau Latour Pauillac plane/bus tour offering.

  137. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Maybe a math/reading/writing tutoring center as well….

    Learn to score higher on exams and in the sack

  138. Baseball player notices freckle starting to appear on third finger, left hand, scratches himself from lineup. Day to day.

  139. Boys, my sincere apology for sudden crash last night. Wasnt the Irish exit, more a week of living on Duval Street, kinda snuck up on like a Gabby snap shot from the slot. 2 night, chillin and sipping Baileys and Club on the rocks…just sipping, just chillin.

  140. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Baseball player thinks he might slightly pull a muscle – better go on 15-day DL

  141. Strange place. 95 degrees in NY, and same night in SF, people are wearing ear muffs.

  142. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Yeah – our best weather is September October – but Yesterday it was in the mid 70’s

  143. I have found some old body building mags from when Arnold was an up and coming body-builder and they listed him as 5’11. Suddenly, he’s 6’2 in his bios.

  144. Hot Town, Summer in the City, Under the Boardwalk, Up on the Roof, but yet a rose in Spanish Harlem.

  145. Saw Rudy Giuliani on the tube today. His first marriage was to his second cousin, Regina Peruggi. So was his second marriage to a first cousin?

  146. First cousin of someone, probably. His first marriage was pre-arranged by the two families. Like Italy under the Borgias.

  147. Aha. Former colleague of mine had a sister with a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Ct., where he stayed for a month while she was in Europe. He mixed me a cocktail, then took me on a tour of this gigantic, odd place. Indoor river, original Picassos. By the time the tour was finished, I realized I had left my drink somewhere along the way. Rather than spend another hour going room to room, he just poured me another. Why am I telling this story? Oh, I guess the Baileys.

  148. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Yeah FLW – liked those indoor waterways…… Prolly had prostate problems.

  149. on the si ferry, i be merry, hate don cherry, john kerry, any guy named terry. boyyeeeeeeeee

  150. The camp with a differance
    Never mind the weather
    When you come to Tommy’s,
    The holiday’s forever! haha!

  151. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    In a quiet vibration land, things as they seem, beautiful dream, ain’t quite so bad…

  152. Chris Farley was signed to play Ignatius in John Kennedy Toole’s “A Confederacy of Dunces. Before, Belushi was signed, then John Candy. All died young, and now it’s thought there is a curse on the novel and no one wants to do it.

  153. You know, wonder now if that river was a urinal. Problem is, it flowed out and deposited itself in a large swimming pool that you wouldn’t know was a swimming pool because Wright had it blend in with trees and woods.

  154. Admiral Akbar on

    Sickness will surely take the mind, where minds don’t usually go… So go on this amazing journey and know all you should know…

  155. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    So e3 have you recieved my e-mails? The first 2 said they failed don’t know where the 3rd one is floating. Can’t figure out what went wrong :(

  156. Clouseau to undercover detective-sergeant, dressed as a Zebra at a costume cocktail party: “I will have your stripes for this!

  157. Inspector Clouseau on

    Ex3 apparently on the lamb somewhere in ……France with Inspector Clouseau???

  158. @ cooscoos-definitely feels like lots of people know each other, and Carp- last season was my first venture on here, a friend of mine told me about it

  159. Welcome aboard, Educator! We haven’t known each other very long; I speak for myself.

  160. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    I checked it once ,I checked it twice & then I checked it once again:((

  161. It’s definitely a different way to follow and root for a team; I like living Upstate but the sports scene aint the same as in or near the Apple

  162. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Carp should forward you my last email to him…..I’ve wondered why I hadn’t heard from you…..I am going to propose to you through email :)

  163. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    Will do e 3 .I see youse went till dawns early light last night. lol Carp really could be a rich man @ .25 a pop.

  164. It took me months to figure out why I was falling asleep at my desk and e3 was still bright and chirpy. When it’s 2AM here, it’s 11 in Ca.

  165. bein on the west coast and gettin the games at like 4 in the afternoon-that would work for me, being a teacher. . .

  166. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    Are you starting A harem? Youngest to oldest or vice versa ,need to know where i’d be in line !!

  167. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ria – if you are an owl, you need to join our silliness …. We have a ton of fun @ night

  168. Inspector Clouseau on

    Anonymity is a virtue. Every fool knows thar. Anonymity’s next to cleanliness and I don’t have to tell you what that’s next to.

  169. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    On bended knee, mr. Smee, out to see, you and me, golly gee, in a tree, bumble bee, e3 and Ria always be….


  170. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    Well when I was younger use to go to the clubs, get home at 5 or 6 am take a shower get dressed & go to work ,my mother would just sit at the table & take it all in. ” But I was so much older than i’m younger than that now”.

  171. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Kooz – don’t you be telling truths, errrrrrrrrrrr, stories to my lovely Ria….

  172. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    Coos I think they have that brand of tea on the East coast as well.

  173. Loved those days. Hemingway and Mantle and Lou Gerhig and Woodrow Wilson at Toots Shor’s shooting the chit.

  174. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Kooz – on the flip side when it’s 9am and you are still deep in REM sleep – I’ve already finished the NY Times

  175. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    It’s what else that goes into the tea that really matters ( why am I giving away secrets – Doh)

  176. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    The ole grey lady is still what she used to be,,,still what she used to be,,,, still what she used to be

  177. Always a singular verb form for a plural object these days, what say you, Educator, if yiz is still awake?

  178. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I prefer there be…. As in …. There be something serious be going on

  179. e. why are secrets kept? Are we not late night patrons of the holy Rangers Report Blog, thereby sworn bruthahood and gotcha back, or am I in the wrong ether?

  180. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Carp – send lovely Ria, meter maid, my email addy – pretty please with a Nash on top

  181. I remember those nights at Toots. George Patton, Walter Winchell, Frankie Avalon, Hall and Oates, Kissinger, Steve Hamilton, Yogi, Grover Cleveland (Alexander.) Man!

  182. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Papa bear – secret is a great de odor ant too – strong enough for a man.. But made for a woo-man

  183. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Kooz – greatest night of my life was throwing down shots with Babe Ruth —- great guy – better candy bar

  184. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I’ve got a brand new pair of roller skates, who’s got a brand new key?

  185. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    LMAO “with Nash on top” when can I expect that delivery ? :-))

  186. I’ll never forget the night Robert E. Lee strode in. What a gentleman! War was over then, but he still wore the uniform.

  187. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I tried desperately to warn Herbert Hoover that the roaring 20’s were about to end….it was 1929 after all.

  188. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    My brutha – I was blind….but Now I be seeing all clear, no where near, Ria my dear, wheel I steer, drink a beer, say cheer(s), have no fear, can you hear ….. Me, see me, feel me….


  189. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Did kooz take a snooze? Go on a cruise, get a bruise? Reading the news? Paying dues? Playing some blues?


  190. Two fleas sitting next to golf ball, “We better jump on that ball, this guy is going to kill us.”

  191. I think she’s bi-polar and he’s one of those guys with two first names that I don’t like.

  192. Was out for a lap in CP several years back and ran with the Zeta and her entourage for a bit. She one fine piece of lady. Really fine. Two first name guy very lucky.

  193. How do you get lucky when you’re a dealing stoner? You take a deposit on the wrapper and re-use?

  194. “Jeffrey, you know I don’t like your friends.”

    “So, have salad, mom.”

  195. “A gloomy donkey, tir’d of life
    one day addressed his wedded wife:

    I am so dumb, you are so dumb.
    let’s go and die together,come!

    But as befalls, time and again,
    they liven on happily, the twain.”

  196. zolnarcyzk or however you spell the morons name did hsi jumping concucssio ntrick tonight after trying to do the same things on wednesday.

    tell me again why animals like this are in the league…

    he literally looks for guys with the head down in neutral ice so he can launch. literally that is his skill…

    he is too stupid to understand doing what he does injures people, he is supposedly an ivy league guy. they should take away his diploma….

  197. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    “I be damned if I’m gonna let those greasy slopes get their hands on your birthright, so he hid the watch the only place he could.. His assen

  198. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    Ok I have to meet my brother’s wife in the morning to take care of some errands so night & get some rest “must win” game later.

  199. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Indeed – heaven sent, during lent, eating meat, feel the heat, fish is cool, pocket pool, metal tool, in school, be a fool. Werd up yo


  200. “Sundowners Syndrome is an ailment that causes symptoms of confusion after “sundown.” …..While some people exhibit symptoms of dementia all day which grow worse in the late afternoon and evening, others may exhibit no symptoms at all until the sun goes down.”

  201. We were originally ‘The Misplaced Modifiers.’ I don’t think our music hit the west coast.

  202. Is it too lat to talk about Manny behind his back? My boss says it’s about the high time.

  203. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Papa – what is it called when its a Friday night and someone just POOF vanishes?

  204. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Manny is a no good rotten loser idiot moron loser no good terrible moron loser.

  205. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Newbear – I figured you to be on a mission in a South American jungle…. How do you have Internet access?

  206. eee, I re-read yesterday re: posters, and I didn’t think anyone was on you to any large extent. Some strong opinions on here, time to time, but two posters specifically said that it was not personal??

  207. Coos, I don’t mean like that, just to replace Sather…

    E3, I am searching for some interesting naturel farmaceuticals here, and the communications are proprietary tu Phizer, sorry, can’t talk about it…

  208. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    You guys are seriously some of the funniest mofos I have ever blogged with tonight… Or any other

  209. This Tullamore is getting to me, please do not hit me too hard, I’ll have some breathalyzer to get me straighr right now

  210. That’s all well and good, but it hardly solves newbear’s pharmaceutical dilemma, now does it?

  211. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Can we hit 1000 tonight? I have a fat mortgage and several families to feed!!!

  212. I’m half German and half Irish. I invade countries, but I write nice sonnets about the devastation.

  213. Do you know that the age of reason is considered seven? Basically you can do whatever you want from one through six. Wish I had known that then.

  214. I confess, it was said please don’t tell on me, please, the sonnet is really precious….

  215. No Toms in NY, at least that I have run into. I don’t think there are any, but I’m not sure of the math on that.

  216. All those long morning paragraphs on this line, that line, the other line…trade Nash to Florida, put Gaborik at tight end, cut Bickel,

  217. Boyyyyyyys. Give me shout if you get to 800. I’ll jump backs in and help down the homie stretch if it bees necessary. Do it for the gripper.

  218. Well, the sonnet despite your wishes :

    The moonsheep stands upon the clearind.
    It waits and waits to get its shearing.
    The moonsheep.

    The moonsheep plucks himself a blade
    returning to his alpine glade.
    The moonsheep.

    “I am,” the sheep says in his dream,
    “the center of the cosmic scheme.”
    The moonsheep.

    The moonsheep, in the morn, lies dead.
    His flesh is white, the sun is red.
    The moonsheep.

    How depressing is that, huh?

  219. If they’re going to trade anyone, it should be Nash or Hagelin or McDonagh, or better yet, all three!

  220. NY guy: Hey, I got the shorts, can you help me out?

    Calif guy: Sure, let me try them on.

  221. cross? humor is what we do with the occasional trade rumor. Don’t take everything personally. You’ve been good here

  222. Not too sensitive kind, just asked a question in a crossfire, sometime it is too much of it and it confuses the private sector workers, just saying…

  223. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Kooz – I can barely breathe – I am lolololol so much….

    Frankly, I don’t give a crap

  224. “Mister Chairman, I would like to submit this blog as exhibit A in this man’s quest for tenure.”

  225. “The man is admittedly a scatological genius, but we have no plans to offer that course in the foreseeable future”

  226. Sorry Papa Bear, I cannot compete with tenured people, I did teach people myself in a private situation, but they appreciated it, then…

  227. Haven’t hear that word in years, but why would I? There were college kids arrested for putting dingleberries in the relish at some diner somewhere.

  228. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    London Boyle

    String theory is no longer such the hot thing – math won’t support it

  229. I see Papa bear also needs to take the Rorschach in the back of the cab on the way to the insane asylum.

  230. newbear did not like your comment about his sonnet. I thought it was interesting.