Rangers at Senators tonight (7:30 start)

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Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR:

NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS
Thursday, Mar. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON
Rangers: 16-13-3 (35 pts)
Senators: 18-9-6 (42 pts)

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), as they continue their three-game road trip. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 16-13-3 (35 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center, and have now recorded a point in four of their last five contests (3-1-1). The Senators enter the contest with an 18-9-6 (42 pts) record to rank fifth in the Eastern Conference, and have won five of their last six games. Following tonight’s contest, the Rangers will complete their three-game road trip when they face-off against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Mar. 30, at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matchup.

RANGERS vs. SENATORS:
All-Time: 33-36-3-4 overall (14-22-0-2 at home; 19-14-3-2 on the road)
2013: Tonight is the third and final meeting this season, and the second of two meetings at Scotiabank Place. The Rangers are 0-1-1 overall (0-1-0 at home; 0-0-1 on the road), following a 3-2 loss on Mar. 8 at Madison Square Garden. Each meeting has been decided by one goal, including one that ended in the shootout. Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonagh, Brad Richards, and Rick Nash have tallied on goal apiece. Henrik Lundqvist is 0-1-1 with a 2.42 GAA and .934 Sv%.
Last Season: New York was 1-2-1 overall (0-1-1 at home; 1-1-0 on the road). Two of the four meetings were decided by one goal, including one that required the shootout. Marian Gaborik led the Rangers in scoring with three goals and five points in four games, while Derek Stepan tallied a team-high, three assists to go along with a one goal. Henrik Lundqvist was 1-1-1 with a 2.92 GAA and .905 Sv%, and Martin Biron was 0-1-0 with a 3.08 GAA and .857 Sv%.
– The Rangers have registered at least one point in 11 of their last 17 games against the Senators, posting a record of 8-6-3 over the span
– New York has won six of their last eight games at Ottawa, out-scoring the Senators, 22-15,  over the span, and have registered a point in seven of those contests (6-1-1)
– The Blueshirts and Senators have been separated by one goal in five of their last seven meetings, with three of those games ending in the shootout
– Henrik Lundqvist has appeared in 28 of the Rangers’ last 29 meetings with Ottawa, dating back to Dec. 26, 2005
– New York ranks 21st in the NHL with a 6-7-1 (13 pts) record on the road; Ottawa ranks first in the NHL with a 12-2-3 (27 pts) mark at home
– The Rangers are 4-5-1 vs. the Northeast Division this season; the Senators are 6-2-2 vs. the Atlantic Division this season
– New York lists one former Senator on their roster: Matt Gilroy (2011-12)
– Ottawa lists no former Rangers on their roster

INDIVIDUAL CAREER LEADERS vs. SENATORS:
– Henrik Lundqvist — 28 GP, 11-13-3, 2.08 GAA, 1 SO
– Martin Biron — 31 GP, 14-10-2-2, 2.80 GAA, 2 SO
– Brad Richards — 37 GP, 14-13-27
– Marian Gaborik — 18 GP, 8-10-18
– Derek Stepan — 10 GP, 3-5-8
– Roman Hamrlik — 66 GP, 9-21-30

SPECIAL TEAMS:
– The Rangers’ power play is 11-55 (20.0%) in the last 20 games
– The Blueshirts have posted a record of 9-4-1 when not allowing a power play goal
Power Play: The Rangers tallied a goal in three power play attempts (4:56) on Tuesday at Philadelphia. New York is tied for 23rd overall (15-99, 15.2%) and 23rd on the road (5-40, 12.5%). The Rangers are 3-9 (7:53) in five-on-three situations (last – 3/24 vs. WSH), and 1-1 (0:21) when four-on-three (last – 3/7 at NYI). Shorthanded goals allowed (4): 2/19 vs. MTL (Diaz, EN); 2/21 at OTT (Silfverberg); 3/3 vs. BUF (Gerbe); 3/21 vs. FLA (Kopecky, EN).
Penalty Killing: The Blueshirts surrendered one goal to the Flyers in one power play attempt (0:53) on Tuesday at Philadelphia. New York ranks 16th overall (87-107, 81.3%) and 19th on the road (34-43, 79.1%). The Rangers are 6-6 (7:34) in three-on-five situations (last – 3/24 vs. WSH), and 4-4 (4:24) when three-on-four (last – 3/18 vs. CAR). Shorthanded goals for (3): 1/20 vs. PIT (Nash); 3/12 at BUF (Stepan); 3/19 at NJD (Del Zotto).
Four-on-Four: New York did not skate in a four-on-four situation on Tuesday at Philadelphia, and are now minus-1 in 22 four-on-four situations (46:13) 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).

FINISHING THE JOB
The Blueshirts have registered a point in 85 consecutive games when leading after the second period, dating back to the 2009-10 season, posting a record of 79-0-6 over the span. The Rangers’ last regulation loss in a game when entering the third with the lead was Feb. 4, 2010 (6-5 loss vs. WSH). New York is 9-0-0 when leading after the second period this season.

MILESTONE MEN
Rick Nash and Brad Richards both reached significant career milestones in the Rangers’ 5-2 win on Tuesday at Philadelphia. Rick Nash notched two goals, including his 300th career NHL goal, and added an assist in the contest, while Brad Richards registered two points (one goal, one assist) to record his 800th career NHL point.

A BROADWAY HIT
The Rangers rank fourth in the NHL in hits (965) this season. Brian Boyle leads the Rangers and ranks 10th in the NHL with 110 hits, while Ryan Callahan ranks second on the team and is tied for 11th in the league with 107 hits.

GOAL SCORING LEADERS SINCE 2009-10
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 seventh in the league with 114 goals scored since the beginning of the 2009-10 season.

EXCLUSIVE CLUB
Rangers’ Head Coach John Tortorella recorded his 400th NHL coaching victory with a 5-2 win on Tuesday at Philadelphia, becoming the 30th head coach in league history to reach the mark. He is now three wins shy of fourth place on the Rangers’ all-time coaching wins list, with 161 career wins as the Blueshirts’ head coach.

MEASURING UP
The Rangers rank among the Eastern Conference leaders in several statistical categories…
– 3rd (4th in NHL) in GAA — 2.34
– 2nd (5th in NHL) in FO% — 51.7%
– 1st (2nd in NHL) in Fewest PIM/G — 9.9
– 3rd (4th in NHL) in Hits — 965
– T-2nd (T-5th in NHL) in OT wins — 2

QUICK HITS:
– The Rangers did not surrender a power play opportunity against on Mar. 7 at Long Island, marking the first time the Blueshirts did not have a shorthanded situation in a game since Jan. 10, 2012, in a 2-1 shootout win vs. PHX. The last time the Rangers did not allow a power play attempt against the Islanders was Jan. 7, 1989, in a 5-1 win at Long Island.
– The Blueshirts have had 13 players make their regular season debut with the team this season
– New York has registered a point in 10 of 12 games when scoring the first goal this season (9-2-1), and are 7-11-2 when allowing the game’s first goal
– The Blueshirts have posted a 7-0-1 mark when leading after the first period, and are 9-0-0 when leading after the second period
– Henrik Lundqvist is one win shy of Ed Giacomin (267) for second on the Rangers’ all-time goalie wins list

THE HOT LIST:
– Henrik Lundqvist — has held opponents to three goals or fewer in each of his last 13 games (7-5-1, 1.98 GAA, .929 Sv%)
– Rick Nash — 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in his last 18 games, including five points (three goals, two assists) in the last four games
– Derek Stepan — has tallied a point in 11 of the last 14 games (seven goals, nine assists over the span)
– Michael Del Zotto — five points (one goal, four assists) in the last four games

MILESTONES IN SIGHT:
– Brian Boyle — 1 game shy of 300th NHL career
– Ryan Callahan — 1 assist from 100th NHL career
– Steve Eminger — 3 points from 100th NHL career
– Carl Hagelin — 4 games from 100th NHL career
– Roman Hamrlik — 8 games from 1400th NHL career
– Henrik Lundqvist — 4 games from 500th NHL career
– Marc Staal — 3 points from 100th NHL career
– Derek Stepan — 4 games from 200th NHL career
– Anton Stralman — 3 games from 300th NHL career; 3 points from 100th NHL career

MILESTONES RECENTLY ACHIEVED:
– Rick Nash — 300th career NHL goal (3/26 at PHI)
– Brad Richards — 800th career NHL point (3/26 at PHI)
– John Tortorella — 400th career NHL win (3/26 at PHI)

INJURIES:
– Michael Sauer (concussion, 12/5/11) — 32
– Marc Staal (injured, 3/5) — 11
Total Man-Games Lost: 82

RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
– Mar. 23 — Recalled forward Kris Newbury from Connecticut (AHL)
– Mar. 23 — Montreal claimed forward Jeff Halpern off waivers
– Mar. 24 — Assigned defenseman Stu Bickel to Connecticut (AHL)

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  1. Sioux-per-man on

    Ranger’s Game tonight 7:30

    Sioux game Friday 5:30, any New Yorker’s out there want the Niagara Purple Eagles in this game?

  2. I’ve been watching Banzai clips on Youtube, James G, if that piques your interest. Particularly entertaining challenges include Old Lady Wheelchair Chicken and Squirrel Fishing.

  3. Doodie Machetto on

    This summer is one of the every other summers that is terrible for me, as a sports fan. Every other summer, after the season, after the playoffs, after the draft, after July 1 (5 this year), is either the World Cup or Summer Olympics, both of which tide me over until football training camps begin and I can start fantasy football prepping in earnest. This summer is not one of those summers. It will be a long, boring summer.

  4. And people wonder why Torts gets short with the media:

    Another reporter asked Torts what he thought of “Mike Richards.” Torts said: “He doesn’t play here. Brad Richards?” Good exchange

  5. @carp

    sure is, lol.
    Ive been lurking for a while.
    Not much to comment on.

    Obviously followed Metallurg this whole khl season and was glad they lost in the first round.
    Now i hope that Zuccarello can just play his game and hopefully get a contract at the end of this season weather its with the Rangers or somewhere else. I still feel he is very capable of playing in the NHL.

  6. Seriously, this Iginla press conference has a real Lebron James feel, except it’s not interrupting anything other than my lunch.

  7. @JimCerny@ just back from #NYR morning skate: Zuccarello will not play tonight…Torts keeps same lineup, with Lundqvist in goal

    IN case it hasn’t been said…

  8. Didn’t get a chance to comment on Iginla going to Pittsburgh. You already covered most of it, I’m sure. I’ll just say this: Shero made his team Cap favorite instantly, he is making a statement that they are going all in. I wonder what MAF thinks about it, and how he handles the pressure. Remains to be seen.

  9. Doodie Machetto on

    I just want to repeat my question from this morning: Does Iginla play defense or goal? Was Pittsburgh’s problem goal scoring? Ah, ok.

  10. You would have to think the haul for Iginla for a season and a half is better than Iginla for half a season.

  11. _Seriously, this Iginla press conference has a real Lebron James feel, except it’s not interrupting anything other than my lunch._

    Lunacy. Iginla has dedicated his entire career to Calgary, through the very few ups and the many downs. Admittedly, I would have preferred Iginla be traded to Boston. The fact is, he was _traded_ to the Penguins and subsequently, has held a press conference. He did not hold a television special to announce the place he would sign as a free agent.

  12. _I wonder what MAF thinks about it, and how he handles the pressure._

    You do understand that Fleury has already won a Stanley Cup, no?

  13. Youre making it sound as if Fleury is some terrible goalie. He has already won a cup proving that he can play under pressure. Yes he had a terrible series last year against Philly. He has been much better this year. And they improved their backup with Vokoun over the 3 or 4 guys they had last year. Pens put up 3-4 goals a game as if it is nothing. If Fleury can play at Marty Biron level, and he normally does, Pens shouldnt have any trouble in that department.

  14. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    Pat Leonard ?@NYDNRangers 32m
    Guy asks Torts if #NYR want to carry over strong win vs. Philly: “No. We want to end it right there and lose tonight. Yes, of course we do.”

  15. Penguins will have a difficult time beating thecBlackhawks or Ducks in the finals.

    Penguins will lose to the Kings in the Finals. Kings forecheck will destroy the Pens D and Quick will outplay Fleury by a wide margin.

  16. Close, Papa. I think we will be seeing Bruce Boudreau eat buffalo sauce chicken wings out of Lord Stanely’s Cup come summer.

  17. Johnny D,
    powe getting his first goal would be something amazing, especially because Powe isn’t playing tonight.

  18. I saw that list of teams you think have better goalie duos this year. Ill take Fleury/Vokoun over all of them except for Quick/Bernier and Luongo/Schneider. Luongo hasnt exactly been marvelous in the playoffs either. And Quick hasnt had the same year as last year. Fleury makes a bunch of exaggerated saves but lets not pretend as if he’s not one the best in the league. Somewhere in top 4-7.

  19. Well, Luongo won’t be starting the majority of the games in the playoffs (if the Canucks make it). He’s a far above average backup now.

  20. Doodie Machetto on

    He had that one incredible stretch of play when they won the Cup, and has been pretty mediocre for the rest of his career.

  21. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    Quick has not been very good this season, so that’s no guarantee.

  22. _Was the robe at least terrycloth?_

    You do understand that Feaster has already got a terrycloth bathrobe, no? Moron.

  23. Vokoun has had stretches where he is god awful. Remember him in Washington? If Letang is at all effected by his toe injury the Penguins are in serious trouble defensively. They will just become the Lightning, except they make the playoffs.

  24. Fleury is average. Probably doesn’t need to be much more than that for his team to have a chance, but he’s average.

  25. The depth of Fluery’s playoff collapse last year was unprecedented for a former cup winning goaltender.

  26. Wouldn’t the Hobbit Wizard be eligible to play tonight in Canada even if he has a problem with his US Visa?

  27. Doodie Machetto on

    I think the Penguins were considering tipping over a garbage can and telling the Flyers they had to shoot it in there instead of having Fleury in net.

  28. Doodie Machetto on

    Both teams were on the verge of agreeing to pull their goaltenders and just play a game of posts.

  29. After watching Boston the last few weeks, I would say Pittsburg is a heavy favorite to get out of the east.

    In spite of their record and, I can’t put my finger on why…… I don’t think the Canadiens are good enough.

  30. Small sample size, but Fleury’s career playoff SV% is .904 (worse than his .910 regular season number) and is .880 over the last three years.

  31. Last year the 8th seed plowed through the west. Maybe this year, the 8th seed in the east???? LGR!

  32. Sioux-per-man on

    Papa – and they still beat Boston last night in another 3pt game, double shootout winner.

    Canadiens are ALOT like the Rangers last year. Winning with PRUST hockey, and a couple of rookies making a differene.

  33. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    James
    re last thread…I would absolutely trade a second and thomas for clowe

  34. Sioux-per-man on

    from Prucha to Zucca …… LOL

    Wow I wish I had that job!!!

    $200,000 and a free ticket to all the games.

  35. Sioux-per-man on

    Wicky Rupper’s lighting it up in Wild Country!!!

    His team is hotter than a two peckerd billy goat, since he’s joined the Wild.

  36. _Fleury is average. Probably doesn’t need to be much more than that for his team to have a chance, but he’s average._

    I am shocked. You finally delivered an unwavering opinion. Congratulations are in order.

    _They will just become the Lightning, except they make the playoffs._

    You just type insane comments for shock value, no?

  37. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    Clowe has less goals than Boyle and would instantly be second on the WBM (c) if acquired.

  38. Sioux-per-man on

    Wicky the Sharks aren’t going to ship Clowe off for nothing. They are also in 8th place right now.

    Thomas and Pick does NOTHING for them. Gabby….. might get them into the playoffs.

  39. Manny, their legit, yes. But let’s not get carried away based on last night. They played a Bruin team thats been struggling lately in the defensive zone and won in a shoot out (and got some lucky bounces along the way.)

  40. U guys are not giving fleury any credit around here. Guy won a cup and had one meltdown. Remember Paul Martin was awful last year this year much better.

  41. Gabby….. might get them into the playoffs.

    ***

    Funny, the Rangers probably could use him to do that too.

  42. Doodie Machetto on

    Eric, the Cup win was not because of Fleury. In fact, he was better the year before when they lost in the Final. He’s never been that good outside of that one run.

    Chris Osgood won a bunch of Cups, but he wasn’t that good of a goaltender, either.

  43. Ok I figured it out (thanks to Ray Shero). If Zuccarello is on the 23-Man roster then he’s cleared immigration. NHL grants non-roster status to people currently undergoing immigration processes. So if he’s on the roster, it’s on Tort. If he’s not on the roster, it’s immigration.

  44. _Eric, the Cup win was not because of Fleury. In fact, he was better the year before when they lost in the Final. He’s never been that good outside of that one run._

    _Chris Osgood won a bunch of Cups, but he wasn’t that good of a goaltender, either._

    I will not dispute your take on Fleury. However, the comment that began this topic came from an ilb2001 questioning whether Fleury could handle the pressure. There is not any more pressure a player can experience than playing – and winning – in a Stanley Cup Finals.

  45. Matty"Sather should have known better"Boy on

    I think what is being said about MAF here is that his most recent playoffs, he was average, at best. To be fair, he has a team that’s loaded and he may not need to regain his SC win form when he was at the top of his game.

    He doesn’t appear to be as complete a goalie now as he was then. Some would say he was part of the reason the Pens lost last year to Frilly.

    As someone said, he now has a terrific backup. Voukoun, if he is on, is a terrific backup. Actually, there are a number of teams looking for goalies. He could be a #1, too. He is THAT good, when he is on.

  46. Lev: I know I’m not Doodie, but here’s a quick list of 11:

    Price
    Quick
    Lundqvist
    Rask
    Anderson
    Schneider
    Halak
    Backstrom
    Rinne
    Crawford
    Niemi

    I might even include Fasth (upside) and maybe Bobrovsky who has been fantastic in Columbus this sason.

  47. Matty"Sather should have known better"Boy on

    Montreal is for real. I agree. Great effort last night. Great tenacity. Never gave up.

    Even without Prust, but his attitude prevails.

  48. Fleury wasn’t at his best when they won. Taking into account that in this era save percentages of at least .920 and GAA of under 2.25 tend to be the threshold of elite goalies, he was historically awful in last year’s playoffs.

  49. _I missed it, I guess. What’s the latest consensus on a new RR look?_

    It is yet to be determined if the new look will create added pressure on the readers.

    _single elimination, gold medal games are pretty high pressure too_

    No dispute from me.

  50. Gun to Head: 7 game series: Montreal vse Boston. Both Clubs healthy. I take Boston

  51. Interesting CT, because the goalies on both end of that single elimination game have been not great since.

  52. Matty"Sather should have known better"Boy on

    Funny thing. As a fan, I am excited for tonight’s game. I can’t wait to see if the line changes will work against a good team that’s playing fairly well, with or without their number 1 goalie. This is a test. Can’t wait!!!

    Fans dream. We hope.

    Reality has it the two teams that played to a skills competition last night and the one that keeps getting studs for little in return are already light years better than we are just in the east. At best, we are 4th best team in the east despite what we all thought at the season’s beginning.

  53. I just….. guess I’m not there.

    Yes, Penguins are playing good hockey. So are the Habs and B’s.

    Maybe I’m just a little shy around anointing teams champions prior to seeing how the pieces fit together….. you know…. cause of THIS YEAR AS A RANGER FAN.

    Big big game tonight. I want to see someone punish Neil, I want to see Hank steal a few that leave the arena gasping and I want to see Boyle/Pyatt/HamrMcCabe prove they deserve a spot on this team…

    4-3. Rangers Win (sorry Miami)

  54. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    Sioux
    yep, Love the Rupp!!

    Well, they gave murray up for 2 second rounders which is basically what thomas and a 2nd rounder would be.

    Besides, I’m trying to figure out which clowe we are talking about, the one that doesn’t have any goals (one less than boyle) that shouldn’t be worth a 6th rounder or the one that the sharks won’t give away that is so valuable that it will take gabby and p;icks/prospects to get?

  55. Matty"Sather should have known better"Boy on

    Papa, I go with Boston in 7 also. But this Montreal team is going to be a contender for a while. They have a lot of key pieces teams like us don’t have.

  56. eddie eddie eddie on

    Torts – “Hey carputha, my brutha …how the !@#$ am i supposed to scroll the &^%$ down using this ^&% *&^% new ^&^%$#$% look when I am strapped in? huh? answer the $%^&^%$ question!!!”

  57. The Pens are the most loaded team since the ’01-’02 Red Wings that had Yzerman, Shanahan, Fedorov, Hull, Hasek, Robitaille, Datsyuk, Larionov, Lidstrom, Chelios, Hudler, and AVERY.

  58. Jack Klompus on

    Get well at home uncle glennie and turn the phone off. Shero knows two things 1. His top two guys are fragile and 2. He is going to be in cap hell next year. Turn off the lights inscribe Lord Stanley’s and see you in October. This reminds me a lot of the blachawks getting Hossa before their run to the cup, except instead of Toews, Kane, and Sharp its Crosby, Malkin and Neal. See you next time sports fans! And thanks for nothing you awful west coast GMs.

  59. Forget Ryane Clowe. If there’s any chance Boston gives us Nathan Horton in a deal for Gaborik then you do that.

  60. The Carey Price that is having his first real breakout year? Remember how he was ready to be shipped out for just about anything the past 3 years? Saying you would take Price over Fleury because of his one breakout year is as asinine as saying Fleury isnt a top-NHL goalie because of his pathetic play during playoffs.

    Quick, Lundqvist, Rask agreed.

    Anderson? Common, really? See Price. Anderson was a nobody until last year. And he has played 15 games this year I believe. Need more of a sample size especially since he’s been in the league for how long and is only now considered good.

    Schneider, agreed.

    Halak. Joking? 89.3 Save %. Hasnt been close to the same since that run with Montreal. Bet Blues are regretting that one.

    Backstrom, always considered him a good goalie. May take him right before Fleury. Similar stats. Playoffs Backstrom has 11 games and a 2.55 and FLeury has 75 games and 2.68. That includes his pathetic play last year. Close call.

    Rinne, agreed.

    Crawford, agreed. Not by much. Probably take Backstrom, Crawford, Fleury in that order.

    Niemi. Extremely streaky. In 3 playoff years really hasnt put up good numbers in any of them. No way I take him over Fleury in a crucial series.

  61. Bobrovsky has been phenomenal this year. Really. It’s nuts but he’s been great. If we’re talking, game 7, tonight who do you take, I take Bob over Fluery. Right now.

  62. Forget Ryane Clowe. If there’s any chance Boston gives us Nathan Horton in a deal for Gaborik then you do that.

    ***

    Yes because trading the better scorer and a guy you still have under contract for next season for a lesser scorer and impending UFA is always the right move.

  63. eddie eddie eddie on

    somebody spoke and I went into a dream

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  64. eddie eddie eddie on

    CTB – if gabby the present is the same as gabby the future……he isn’t much of a scorer

  65. Well yeah Bobrovsky has had a great stretch for about 20 games. By that logic you would play him over all the other goalies in the league, including Hank, in a Game 7 tonight. If he can do this for 2-3 years in a row then ye by all means.

  66. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    I’d rather keep gabby and trade a 2nd and thomas for clowe than not get clowe and deal gabby for horton

  67. Neither is Horton by that logic e^3. No guarantee that Gaborik is the same 40 goal guy he has been in the past, but there’s probably a better bet that Horton remains the 25 goal guy he’s been outside of one season.

  68. Agree that Price probably isn’t quite the star he’s sometimes portrayed as (Canadian team hype?), Lev, but not really accurate to say he hasn’t played at a high level before this year.

  69. eddie eddie eddie on

    CTB – Oh, I dont want Horton…..but there must be something out there if a move is to be made….

  70. Exactly, Lev. They did what they had to because they are in a deep cap trouble after this season, and especially after next one. If they intend to keep Malkin, they better have enough cheap young players to compete.

  71. Only saw the fight briefly, wicky, but Boyle got a bit PO’d with Perry then got uncharacteristically violent by the crease.

  72. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    I’d take MAF over about 22 other goalies in the NHL

  73. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    LW
    I like folks that get characteristically violent around the crease ;)

  74. _Thom as in them, then, thus, those, that – what up?_

    I am Thom Therrific. How art thou eddie plus eddie plus eddie?

  75. Doodie Machetto on

    Lev, I am talking about one season, this year, not a career thing. In divisional order:

    Lundqvist, Rask, Price, Anderson, Crawford, Rinne, Backstrom, Schneider, Luongo, Kipprusoff, Quick, Niemi, Lehtonen, Smith.

    That’s 14. And given recent form, I’m REALLY considering putting Bobrovsky above him too.

    I’m also considering Fatso, but he needs a solid backup because he is an injury concern at his age.

    And I’d be curious to see what Ray Emery could do as a starter. He’s having a terrific year. I’d also be interested to see how Nabokov and Bryzgalov could do on teams that occasionally pretend to think about playing defense.

  76. Doodie Machetto on

    Fleury has never been a positionally sound goaltender. He’s relied upon his athleticism to cover for his positional shortcomings. And Dominic Hasek he ain’t.

  77. Doodie Machetto on

    Eric, Anderson was the runaway Vezina winner before his injury. I would absolutely take him over Fleury. Backstrom is also having a great year. Bobrovsky has been the best goaltender in the NHL over the past three weeks. He needs to keep it up for a longer period of time before I’m convinced. Halak has not been good this year.

  78. Gaborik for Horton and Boston’s 1st rounder in 2013 plus another prospect or pick I would do.

  79. Doodie Machetto on

    I wouldn’t move Gaborik for another forward. It’s stupid. He’s better than whatever forward you will get in return.

  80. Doodie Machetto on

    Coincidentally, Eric Anderson was the name of my favorite professor in college.

  81. Doodie Machetto on

    If we are going to sell Gaborik, might as well wait until next year when he’s impending UFA and has more value from probably playing better (because he cant be playing much worse than he is right now).

  82. Doodie, shouldn’t the question have been, “Sioux, which team are you rooting for in the Frozen Four?”

  83. A guy who doesn’t score as much and can leave after the season is over along with what’s most likely a later round pick that won’t even be in the NHL next season?

    Might as well tell Lundqvist to stay home next year.

  84. eddie eddie eddie on

    thom – eddie added three times equals 3e…when i am dyslexic its works….

  85. eddie eddie eddie on

    Rangers have never fared well with Les Habs…let’s stay away from them….

  86. Wicky- I would do that no problem. My comment was more tongue in cheek considering how the rumors surround NY is always that they can’t acquire anyone without giving up 2-3 young roster players and prospects but meanwhile other teams acquire guys for peanuts. Tho Im not calling anyone in the Iginla or Morrow trade peanuts. I don’t know them from holes in the wall..

  87. CTB- if Gaborik is done for whatever reason that’s not a bad return (including getting him off our cap next season).

  88. Solid As An Evrock on

    I watched Horton for years down here in Fla. He’s injury prone and streaky. Sound like anyone we know? How about the guy you want to trade for him.

  89. eddie eddie eddie on

    Torts – “IM hungry…pull over somewhere and order me some #$%^&^% FOOD”

  90. Mario Tremblay: “There will be a game 7 against Boston if we go down 3 games to 2″

  91. eddie eddie eddie on

    I watched the severe beat down that Stan Jonathan gave Pierre Bouchard…OUCH

  92. Penguins gave up basically nothing for Iginla, and they gave up basically nothing in the other trades for Morrow and Murray. Shero made some brilliant moves.

  93. Why not Clown for Stepan + Hags + Nash and a guarantee we will not score again this year.

  94. Reporter: “Coach, what do you think about Jesper Fasth joining the Rangers?”

    Torts: “Who? I don’t even know who the hell he is. I haven’t spoke to Rammer.”

  95. Forget what you’re proposing in return ( a lesser scorer with expiring contract and a late first pick), but why would you even consider trading the only potential 40-goal scorer on both teams to a team that you may meet in the playoffs, and will be facing him for at least another year. In case you forgot, he scored 5 against Hank once.

  96. Doodie Machetto on

    Actually, I thought they really overpaid for B. Morrow. J. Morrow is a legit prospect and B. Morrow is pretty washed up.

    The Murray trade price was also pretty high. Two seconds for a guy who was the odd man out on the Sharks and is about two steps too slow.

  97. Penguins have great depth in their organization are going all in to win this season and had to give up pieces to do it. Those were good moves to build a Cup winning team.

    And that guy you referred to as “two steps too slow” is a guy numerous people here where clamoring for right up until he was traded to Pittsburgh

  98. Doodie Machetto on

    Lloyd, just because someone here was clamoring for it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Someone just suggested Gaborik for Horton.

  99. Doodie Machetto on

    I just don’t see how much Brendan Morrow adds to their team. He was on the 4th line in Dallas. The guy is just totally shot.

  100. I think Feaster made a point of saying the pick he acquired wasn’t conditional, ilb, as if to show Flames fans that he isn’t _completely_ incompetent.

  101. I think it’s ironic that Iginla is being moved to a team going for it all, from a team that will be rebuilding, when that’s how he got to Calgary in the first place, in one of those perfect seller-buyer deals in 1995. Dallas got Joe Nieuwendyk from the Flames and won the Cup, Calgary had Iginla for 18 years.

  102. if the Rangers added Morrow and Murray, you and everyone else here would be thrilled

  103. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    ILB
    it is NOT a conditional 1st in the iggy deal

  104. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    I don’t want the Pens to win, but I think there’s less “chemistry” type problems when you add without subtracting NHL players.

  105. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    Carp
    Yes, he should be. At least as much as mcdonut was for getting his butt kicked by little henrique from the devils last playoffs, but not quite as embarrassed as staal who got bongoed by semin

  106. Doodie

    The pens gave up one prospect ins three trades Joe morrow. No Matta no Harrington no depres no bennett. Come up the draft picks late in draft rounds won’t come back to haunt them. All over NHL radio today it has been called a heist.

  107. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    ILB
    that is possible. I think that is why Boston said their 1st in the potential iggy deal was conditional IF he resigned with the flames in the off season

  108. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    lloyd
    obviously it would be next years 1st, but if we had assurance from clowe he would re sign, I would do a 1st as well

  109. Doodie Machetto on

    Eric, what they paid for Iginla was a joke. But I think they overpaid for the other two guys. Honestly, I think what they paid for Morrow was worth more than what they paid for Iginla.

    But without the Iginla deal, I don’t think Pittsburgh stole anything.

  110. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    Lloyd, a 1st rounder for a forward with zero goals? I mean, chances are, with the interest in him, some team will do it. But, I’d rather not be that team. I know he brings some other benefits, but no one is trading a 1st for Boyle (Brian).

  111. Doodie Machetto on

    Rangers are either making a terrible deal like Gaborik for Boyle, a small deal like the one they made for John Scott last year, or they are doing nothing.

  112. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    This is embarrassing, the red wings have more fights this season than we do…SAD!!!

  113. Iginla morrow Murray add jam to go along with all the skill.

    Ron McLean just said on hockey night in Canada radio he thinks if pens falter it could be Hank that does them in.

    I started laughing thinking of eminger hamilik and stralman chasing that lineup. Hank could make 45 saves a night they still lose 4-1

  114. Brian Boyle is barely a pimple on Clowe’s backside

    Clowe is a proven 50-point forward who brings grit and is having a down year. Boyle is a proven 15-point forward (with a fluke season) and currently has 2-points.

  115. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    No, Carp, Elin is currently dating Jamie Dingman, the son of a billionaire.

    He parked his yacht next to Tiger’s in Florida, and Dingman’s is bigger (insert joke here).

  116. also, Clowe is game tough. Boyle is stat sheet tough.

    I don’t like the idea of giving up a 1st round pick to get Clowe, but I’d do it

  117. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    Gravy
    look at clowe’s last 4 full NHL seasons, he averages 20+ goals, 50+ points, and 90+ PIMS.

    This season is an blip on a lot of players statistical radar. He is far better than brian boyle has ever been and it really isn’t even a realistic comparison.

    think anisimov and prust combination only bigger.

  118. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Sorry, Carp, she’s no longer seeing Dingman. She’s dating billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline. He’s the one with the big yacht.

  119. Rangers don’t have a 1st this year. And it’s not a good idea for a team that will probably need to restock after next year to give away their 1st in 2014.

  120. Doodie Machetto on

    The additions of Iginla, Morrow, and Murray definitely make the Penguins slower.

  121. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    gravy (or anyone else)
    name 5 other forwards other than Lucic and Perry that can produce those stats annually that are playing today (maybe horton).

  122. Sioux-per-man on

    Eric – Watch….. we knock them out of the playoffs. How sweet would that be?????

  123. Doodie Machetto on

    Sioux, it would honestly be my Stanley Cup for this year. It wouldn’t matter what happened afterwards so long as Fatso and the Devils don’t win the Cup instead.

  124. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    simmonds?

    hartnell?

    a gritty forward that gets to play on a line with malkin or sid?

    and how do you NOT want that guy on your team for almost any cost?

  125. I wouldn’t do Gaborik for Horton straight up. I want Dougie Hamilton and a 1st too.

    ***

    Might as well throw Seguin and Lucic in there while you have Chiarelli unconscious and moving his hand to sign the trade docs.

  126. Suggestion for Blog improvements…Instead of “Rangers Report” how about “Clamoring for Clowe”?

  127. i-Might as well throw Seguin and Lucic in there while you have Chiarelli unconscious and moving his hand to sign the trade docs.-i

    lmao!

  128. The Iggy trade was a steal, no doubt. If the Stars could get a bona fide prospect for B. Morrow, there’s no reason the same shouldn’t have been obtained for Iggy.

  129. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    but for what its worth, I would trade for a tough d man at some point before the deadline as well. a obyrne or obrien from colorado would be inexpensive and anything is an upgrade over stralman and hamr IMHO

  130. and let’s be honest:

    I have zero interest in the Rangers using their 1st round pick to draft another defenseman. Give me Clowe.

  131. CTB- they WILL overpay for him after getting shafted on Iginla. I don’t know to what extent but they will- Chara wants to play with him.

  132. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    I like clamouring for clowe

    get it done carp

  133. eddie eddie eddie on

    Torts sunbathing under the shade of one of those girlie fruity drink umbrellas – “ahhhh, the life”

  134. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    I was using the Boyle example to make a point, but yes, it’s not a realistic comparison. The point I’m trying to make, is that if he were on the Rangers with zero goals, he’d be:

    1) Overpaid bum
    2) “Done” like Richards
    3) Now we have 7 4th liners

    Etc.

  135. The Bruins are less than Gaborik’s cap hit under the cap for next season. Rask is an RFA, they don’t have the room.

  136. let’s put it this way

    Taylor Pyatt
    Darrol Powe
    Arron Asham
    Brian Boyle
    Kris Newbury

    are on the active roster. Rangers just fished a diminutive 15-point forward out of the KHL and are hoping a B/B- Swedish Elite League player can help them

    Clowe is a major step up

  137. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    Lloyd, not saying he’s not, because he is. But if he was producing for NYR like he’s producing for NYR…4th liner, no talent.

  138. a lot of people here believe that Brian Boyle is a top-6 forward. I don’t put a lot of stock in most of the things said here.

  139. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    I’d deal a 1st if I knew/felt there was a good chance of extending him.

  140. Rob Rossi who covers pens on NHL radio says in speaking with shero he believes another deal or two is possible. Perhaps a clowe type.

  141. _I wouldn’t go 2 years in a row without a 1st round pick._

    90% of the way there. If Bobby Ryan or someone like that is available and you have to give up your 1st, you give up your 1st. For a Gaustad/Clowe/someone-not-on-the-1st-line, no.

  142. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    CTB, even if you were reasonably sure you’d be at or near the top of the standings? I would, in the Pens position.

  143. my prediction for the Rangers deadline “move”

    New York Rangers announce acquisition of AHL Defenseman Jeremy Branham. Branham, 26, described as a highly responsible stay-at-home defenseman with a solid wristshot, is 5’10” 195 and has 38 points and 267 penalty minutes in 375 career games in the AHL.

  144. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    If you are reasonably sure they will make the playoffs each year, then I’d be OK with it. If I thought I had a shot at the lottery #1, maybe I’d hesitate more. Then again, if a team is not in position to make the playoffs each year, they shouldn’t be looking to deal 1st rounders anyway.

  145. I mean I’d package the 1st if you’re getting an impact scorer. I’d even package the 1st with Gaborik if it landed Evander Kane or Bobby Ryan. None of those scenarios are likely though.

  146. Speaking of the draft, when’s the last time Pittsburgh picked first overall? I think it’s time to have a draft lottery so they can…Not that it would be fixed. Just that..So wait, what are we trading for Clowe?

  147. James G:

    I’ve been saying I’d trade a 1st round pick for him if there was no better deal to be made

  148. Sioux-per-man on

    CT – not sure Skjei is a bust, but he was terrible when the Sioux played against him.

  149. Well the new lottery rules now includes all non-playoff teams so if you’re not making the playoffs your pick can be pretty valuable.

  150. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    There are no guarantees of course, but you have to weigh if you could get the same value in the first round with cap relative production. If that makes any sense.

  151. I honestly don’t have much desire for any of the “impact players” going ufa this summer. not for the sake of first rounders or Gaborik. I’d rather see them bring in middle of the pack guys (Dupuis/Cleary) and assume Gaby will rebound once again. Then if he doesn’t let him walk or trade him later in the year when hopefully guys like Kreider are at the next level.

  152. Sioux-per-man on

    He might be a scratch for the NCAA tounament, from a 1’st rounder, to not making your college team ouch!!! Typical Gopher development program, you might end up with another Bickel :)

  153. I think we should trade Richards to Calgary because they need a captain now. Perfect fit.

  154. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    Meaning, you may not get a Ryan Clowe with the pick, but you’ll get a useful 3rd liner that only gets $875k for a few years.

  155. Gravy,

    I think you’re right about that but would you be getting a tough 50+ point forward with your 1st pick? It’s definitely possible but you’d have to figure he’s a few years off no matter what and presuming you can re-sign Clowe (which, I agree, is a big part of the deal), you’re looking at waiting until 2016 to have a player who can maybe do what Clowe does now.

  156. Are you sure he wasn’t terrible simply because the Sioux were playing and you wanted him to be terrible?

  157. Sioux-per-man on

    No CT – that’s why I said I’m not sure. But I also read that he might be the 7th DMan on the Gopher team, then yes I would say if he can’t make the top 6 on a college team, would not look like he is a 1’st round NHLer.

    Make sense?

  158. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    ok, I’m sold. skjel for clowe straight up!!

  159. Gravy, You Know You Want Some Marty on

    Lloyd, we’re in agreement…think it lies somewhere in the middle of would you trade J.T. Miller for Clowe to would you trade Pavel Brendl for Clowe?

  160. I’ll leave it to your knowledge of the NCAA programs (I haven’t followed college hockey since the 90s during Maine’s peak). But the kid is what 18/19? Based on where he was picked even in the 1st round there was going to be a developmental curve, how long that is, no clue but I’m not going to say what he isn’t or can’t be based on one season.

  161. Sioux-per-man on

    CT – They have the first game tomorrow at 1:00 pm against Yale. Let’s see how he does this weekend. Then the Sioux play at 4:30. Winners play each other for a trip to the frozen four, in Pittsburgh.

  162. Very few first round picks are going to be 50+ point guys in their rookie season. Especially guys that were non-lottery picks.

  163. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    ILB
    sorry for the 2 part post, had some wickster help ;)

  164. Doodie Machetto on

    ” Chiarelli unconscious and moving his hand to sign the trade docs.”

    I literally LOL-ed.

  165. Fair to point out that Skjei is playing for one of the best teams in the nation with 6 defensemen older than him on the roster?

  166. was mostly kidding about Skeji – he may very well turn into a serviceable player; a bit too early to tell what he’ll be. not a lot to this point in his life to suggest he’s going to be an offensive force, though.

  167. Oh, there really was someone who said Boyle was a top 6? I sort of thought my continuing stance that he should be a matchup 3rd was the most bullish here.

  168. Sioux-per-man on

    CT – agreed. And he’s on defense, on the Gopher’s 3rd pair. I looked for him when he was playing, I wouldn’t say he is a bust by no means. Just he was the first to get his minutes cut that game.

    The games are on ESPN on Friday. I won’t be able to watch his game at 1:00, but I will be in some pub by 4:00 to watch the Sioux play Niagara.

  169. a lot of people have been forced to back over their hyper-praise of Boyle since he’s, you know, put up 2 points this year and should probably be a healthy scratch.

  170. Sioux-per-man on

    That is fair Mister D.

    Very much like Miller might be on the 2nd or 3rd line if he was with the Sioux.

  171. Blog coaches, has anyone considered with the “all in” style of the Pens ,with D pinching all the time and an offense first mentality, that perhaps Fleury is under more constant pressure than D first teams?

  172. Wicky©This team is too soft...bring back the Rupp! on

    we are just a bit further away from the mountains

  173. Can’t blame Iginla for preferring Pitt over Boston.

    Pittsburgh is the east favorite to win the cup (yes even with their defense and goalie and Chicago) He can inflate his stats in a contract year playing with Crosby, Malkin, Kunitz and Neal and get that last contract with the team of his choice.

  174. On the bright side, even if Skjei is nothing more than a marginal prospect in college, they can trade him to Calgary for something valuable.

  175. Onecupin73yearsandcounting on

    I don’t like teams when they have extra long winning streaks , the devils were good for it and then bomb out in the playoffs , hope the same happens to Pitts.

    Is Glen making a trade ? or fiddling?

  176. We need a little of this on our blueline.

    “I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.”

  177. Onecupin73yearsandcounting on

    Carp time to tune up the lawn mower,,, don’t say I didn’t warn you

  178. Easy to change the spark plug on the mower when you have a large headlight on your Iona cap.

  179. so what exactly are the line combinations tonight? Leonard, top notch reporter that he is, made a point to say it’s the same lineup as in Philly and then listed lines one of which has Darroll Powe on it.

  180. if Pat the Shill’s lines are right, it means Pyatt’s out, Powe’s back in, and Tortorella’s back to using a random word generator for his lines.

  181. So my dream was to tweet back to him

    @Rupper17@ John 16:33

    then I tweet

    @ spikesup@ Rupper 4:38 @Rupper17@ John 16:33

  182. Sorry, Coos. It’s just that in my head it’s *SO* funny but I don’t explain it well…..

  183. I always get it. Either you’re very clear, or I am a good interpreter, or both. :)

  184. Be curious to know what if any correlation there is between Mike Rupp’s IQ and the temperature of the surface he plays on

  185. Maybe we just have a certain *vibe* that no one else gets. You want to quote something endlessly?

  186. Hope I don’t see Rupp at the gates of Heaven while I wave to him from the other, longer line.

  187. Hello, Ms. Lady! I’m Dale, I’m Brennan’s stepbrother, and I think I may be able to help with the Pan-Pam dilemma.

  188. Maybe if we had some decent ice at MSG we’d have more goals. Of course, the opposition would, too. I’ll take my chances with Hank.

  189. What I don’t understand is… when you owe a bookie a lot of money, and he, say, blows off one of your toes, you still owe him the money. Doesn’t seem fair to me. Especially when he’s gonna kill me in four days anyway.

  190. Anyone remember when Denny McLain got his foot seriously stomped on for being, uh, recalcitrant with the bookies?

  191. This commercial told me to forget everything I know about slip covers. So I did. Then they tried to sell me a slip cover but I didn’t know what it was.

  192. “I like when they say a movie is inspired by a true story, because that’s weird; it means the movie is not a true story, it was just inspired by a true story. Like, hey Mitch, did you hear the story about that lady who drove her children into the river and they all drowned? Yes I did, and it inspired me to write a movie about a gorilla!” – Mitch Hedberg

  193. “You want it, we got it!” I can’t imagine myself purchasing anything from that gentleman.

  194. I got a king sized bed. I don’t know any kings, but if one came over, I guess he’d be comfortable. “Oh, you’re a king, you say? Well you won’t believe what I have in store for you! It’s to your exact specifications! I believe I can set up your old lady, too!”

  195. Love these new “historical” movies (e.g. Oliver Stone, et al) that re-write history and all the kiddies grow up with a Hollywood understanding of past events.

  196. If that was in response to me, Lloyd, then yes, I believe Rupper can turn around teams just like that, a point I made repeatedly as I was clamouring for him to be given much more playing time as a Ranger.

    Somebody will probably be along shortly to determine whether the above was sarcasm.

  197. you’re at the point now where you could simply post your screen name and everything you just typed would be implied

  198. Tony’s got a golf coarse in AZ. Sounds perfect for Carp’s game. :)) Carp, I’m laughing when I say that. :)))))))) You can take a joke, right?

  199. Done something to upset you Lloyd?

    If you want my incontrovertible opinion on something other than the transformational powers of the Rupper, you only have to ask.

  200. lloyd, i’m sorry to have to disagree with u there, but i find lw3h’s comments to be full of wit and very humorous. dont get your gi joe underwear in a twist

  201. manny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  202. Hey Grabby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  205. Along with time stamp, I suggest each post on a thread be consecutively numbered so the night crew knows when we’re closing in 1,000. :)

    Also maybe we should establish a point system for your post hitting a milestone number (1, 100, 500, 1000, 1500, 2000 etc). Most points at the end of the week gets a free Walters double dog. :))

  206. What in holy hell was Duguay talking about when he was attempting to discuss Turris? He hasn’t played well in the five games (what five games)? He’s probably going to break out tonight? Hello?

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