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Count Jeremy’s post for the contest! It is listed at the same time as the closing post.
playoffs?!? don’t talk about playoffs..i just hope we can win a game
Did you find me on fb?
Carp us iphone users need you to video the interviews so we (I) can see them.
My many thanks in advance for your courtesy and cooperation in this regard.
Did Keith jones win a cup?
Let’s go Wild! Kaner is a punk and a drunk!
didn’t stay on nbcsn long enough to find out wicky.. Milbury is just brutal
Sens in 5
Yes, he is lol
But I don’t mind him some times
Carp, you are becoming famous. I’m watching the pre-game on NBCSN and they were showing a Stepan interview and there you were in the back ground.
Not sure if anyone saw or mentioned it, but Stepan was named the NHL’s 3rd star for the month of April
Great memories of Blake turning purple while Mess twisted his shirt and choked the carp out of him!!
simon scaring the jock off of hamrlik at the beginning of the scrum and then beating the crap out of half the fishies
Jeremy, since Latona asked nicely, you are allowed to put your predictions in the previous post … but do it soon!
wow face painter about to come on..great job by TBS programming staff
I like the part when Kramer tells the face painter to relax, that there are three (or is it four?) more games left and the series is far from over.
When, ever, do you know that there are three or four games left? Never. If it’s 2-2 after four, all you know is that there are at least two games left. If it’s 2-1 after three, all you know is that there are at least two games left.
Carp, his entry is already in the previous thread. It just appeared after your “closed” post.
Carp, he says there’s still three more games left, which is possible after Game 1 or after Game 2 if the teams split.
Carp, you rock.
Carp, I got a hat trick.
Carp- Kramer is not concerned with semantics..Not sure but I think that there is also a point that they are supposed to be at MSG but the footage shows them wearing the then blue road jerseys. Absolute classic episode. Too bad no Rangers made guest appearances a la the yankees
Latona, you are, truly, the man (or woman)! If I win and get any prizes, I’ll be sure to…thank you profusely! Thanks Carp for your generosity!
I agree with Latona. Carp rocks!
Former Future-Ranger Zach Parise.
holy spit backstrom hurt during warmups!
Backstrom trying to show off in war up is now injured. Wow….
Unreal…Is Harding coming in then?
wow backstrom hurt harding in perhaps
Knowing Backstrom is hurt must be making the Hawks harding!! Weeee!
I was going to pick Wild to win this series, but now I don’t know.
What a nightmare for Minnesota…Wow…Harding hasn’t played since January!
Meant to say…hasn’t started*
From the Star Tribune:
“Harding hasn’t started in the NHL since giving up two goals on four shots and being pulled 6:45 in against Chicago on Jan. 30. His lone postseason action came in 2008 when he played 20 minutes and stopped all 11 shots.”
Well now the hawks only win 9-1
Clutterbuck with the first goal of playoffs. Crawford needs to focus more :-)
1 = !
I certainly lived up to the league name. This bonehead got interrupted making his picks and returned too late to finish my bracket. So I am locked out after picking just the first round, bonehead that I am!
Isn’t the dance from the Honeymooners? ‘Do the Clutterbuck! Do the Clutterbuck! If you don’t know how to do it, boy you’re outta luck”
Anyone watching the Kings-Blues game? Way better! I think Ryan Reaves has delivered more hits in the first period than Semin has in his career, excluding that bongo solo on Marc Staal.
Did Pierre say what I just think he said?
That was the most impressive bongo solo since Soul Sacrifice at Woodstock. Gotta love his technique.
i like how the wild are playing, def rooting for them in the series
I am, Latona! Great game, very physical
Wylde are definitely hanging for 13 minutes here
Blues up 1-0!
Man, ilb, I wish somebody on NYR could rip a slap shot on net like Shattenkirk just did. Even a great goalie like Quick couldn’t control that rebound.
Boumeester is playing in his first PO game…Geez. Speaking if playing for a wrong franchise (s)
No offense, guys, but our team is light years away from the quality of the Blues-Kings game.
If we get all 4 of our injured back, we are still not even close.
It is great hockey to watch. And, congratulations, JD, someone who knows hockey in putting together this big, strong, quick St. Louis team. Man, can they check!!! Wowowow!!!!
Shattenkirk a product of new Rochelle youth hockey
Tarasenko healthy scratch for blues.
Hitchcock hates tarasenko!!
Did the kings have one shift like that last year in the cup run?
Did the kings have one period like this last year?
Tarasenko really fizzled out, eh?
Monster Nash—I think the rangers could hang with the other games pace. This is all St. Louis
It is a good game and if we got Boyle dorsett clowe and Staal we are very close to the blues/kings
Hawks do not look sharp.
Better than them
blues or hawks cup finalist in west.
i had hawks over bruins in 7 back in january. wont change but my sleeper is blues all the way
Add your Clutterbuck
I picked NYR over Blues. I’m sticking with that! I’ve been right on at least one team the last two years (Bruins & Kings)
Add your tarasenko
I picked Orr over Megan Fox and I’m sticking with it
Good boy, Wick!
Who do we want in the finals?
Looks like another weak penalty called by the refs. Hope we don’t get stick with these guys.
Kane needs to be “hard”, according to Pierre.
Hossa scores. 1-1
Man, why couldn’t we get the good Hossa…
Unfortunately, Do to circumstances beyong my control, was unavailable all day and unable to post first round predictions. FWIW here are my predictions.
Rangers over Caps in 6
Pens over Islander in 6
Sens over Habs in 6
Leafs over Bruins in 6
Hawks over Wild in 4
Ducks over Wings in 7
Canucks over Sharks in 5
Kings over Blues in 6
Ranger shots 24
Dumb penalty by Blowzie!
I picked impostORR over ORR and I’m sticking with it.
Given President Warren G Harding’s story, I am pulling for the Wild.
Carp, can I lobby for Papa Bear as well, or have I used mine up?
eddie, I posted some modified Crane verses this morning – did you catch them?
Johnny Odouya – what a name.
Latona – no I missed it…. About what time today? Or repost it ….
Stephen Crane’s Red badge of Courage is a Great War time tale.
One of my favorite novels, eddie.
I stood upon the blue line
And saw, nearby, many Devils
And carousing in sin.
Marty looked up grinning
And said “Come here! Donuts!”
Nothing is being played in the middle zone. North-South, both teams.
Latona – it is a great novel. One every US President should read before sending lads off to war. The Neo-Cons obviously never paid much mind to it….
How does Sutter get through life talking like that?
Soon as Gaborik’s contract is done I expect him to go to Chicago to play with his best friend Hossa.
Crane’s best years were ahead of him, E3. A shame to lose him so early. Red Badge is outstanding.. love the concept of the nameless soldiers.
Lev, I was hoping NYR would have signed both Gaborik and Hossa way back when.
Well, they have names, but you know what I meant – Tall Soldier, Loud Soldier..
Latona – as a Syracuse alum – Crane would have gone into sports broadcasting had he not turned to writing. He died far to early.
Latona – that’s the point – they are nameless…. Might as well just have numbers assigned to them.. “Hey 231 go charge that hill”
I think I will take up cigarettes – seems like a harmless habit.
Here are my predictions:
Rangers over Caps
Hawks over Wild
Bill over Due
Way over Done
Eggs over Easy
Bombs over Tokyo
Carp over 26
Roger over Andout
Olga – don’t forget
Marty ofer these playoffs
One of the most aptly titled works also, E3.
Latona – agreed. Crimson red.. C
The glory of war…..
great pace to these games.
Latona – a contempory of Crane, Frank Norris, also died young …. One of my favorite novels – “McTeague” is his… I’ve charged Kooz with reading it… Someday he will get to it… Have you read it? It’s considered the greatest American descriptive novel by some…..not that “Red Badge ….” Isn’t…
eddie, I was just wondering what coos thought of Red Badge. I haven’t read McTeague..
Latona – the battle sequences are written in a manner that puts you in the line of fire… You feel what Fleming feels. The pain, anguish, fear and shame.
yes, Latona. but tell him to hurry.
Carp, who is wearing yellow? Dorsett? Same as in the special teams vid? Interesting that they have him killing penalties. Especially while being non-contact.
Latona – promise me to read McTeague…. It’s a page turner….
I think everybody gets a turn on the PK in practice, since the real PKs are on the PP or hurt. Yes, that’s Dorsett.
As much as I want Rangers/Hawks, I’m pulling for Harding and the wild.
I read McTeague in high school, E3. Forgot most specifics of it but remember enjoying the themes throughout…
Do you think they’d have it at a book store, eddie, or should I order it online?
NYR fan – It’s a classic tale where the three main characters are heroes and anti-heroes. So they are despised and loved at the same time…. You understand their motives…McTeague is a dentist – Trina his wife – Marcus their friend…
Norris also wrote The Octopus – a gripping tale about the railroad barons
Latona – bookstores should have it…. Libraries too….
Norris went to Berkeley…. Died of TB at 34.
I’ll check it out very soon, eddie. I’ve been needing something to read.
Speaking of railroad barons, I have a great idea for a political cartoon about Cornelius Vanderbilt, I just have to get around to creating it.
Eddie, awesome story…I think I have to read it again…
My brutha – it’s a fascinating story. Latona – it is a very quick read…. I couldn’t put it down….
Any other recommendations?
Latona – if you want 4 more 19th century American novels:
Henry James: The American. Washington Square
Nathaniel Hawthorne: the Marble Faun. The Blithedale Romance.
Melville’s Pierre or the Ambiguities is another brilliant novel.
Like Papa, I was not able to get on by 6:45. Unlike Papa, I thought that was the cut off so I didn’t surrender my picks. I figured I was locked out. For what it’s worth, these are my picks:
Rangers over Caps in 6
Pens over Islander in 5
Sens over Habs in 6
Bruins over Leaves in 7
Hawks over Wild in 6
Wings over Ducks in 6
Sharks over Canucks in 5
Blues over Kings in 5
Ranger shots 26
Welcome to sea world kid!!
Is this a PO hockey blog or a 19th century comparative American Lit lecture?
as you were…as you were….
Let’s Go Hawks!
Latona – If you like russian literature, Solzhenitsyn’s “In The First Circle” is brilliant too
S.Nation – better than discussing Fourier Analysis :)
Hawks with unrelenting pressure.
OOOHHHHH!! AND IT WOULD NOT GO!
eddie, my only foray into Russian literature was Crime and Punishment. I should really become more versed in it. Thanks for the suggestions.
I may or may not have mentioned it before, but Scott’s Heart of Midlothian is one of my favorite, perhaps my favorite, novels. It’s a lengthy and pretty difficult read, but I found it very rewarding, and as far as I’m concerned Jeanie Deans is one of the greatest female protagonists of all time.
LET’S GO WILD! :P
REAL Overtime in Chicago!
Add Your Rozsíval
Latona – I will give Scott’s novel a read this summer….
Olga – I’m pulling for Warren G. Harding.
what a play by doughty
Let’s go Black Hawks!
Kings sure looked offsides there. No replay though…
Hawks/Wild going to the SO soon.
Layla, you got me on my knees
Do both teams get credit for .5 of a game won since they made it to OT? It’s almost 5 mins into OT… BCATHGE?
Hawks buzzing like Bees
SO coming up in chi town
Mike Rupp seeing the ice in OT. I guess Mike Yeo doesn’t know he only scores outside.
This Rupp guy is doing a good job at cycling the puck. Rangers should take a look at him.
All three games 1-1
Honestly…who would you rather have right now…Rupper? Or Kung-Powe?
Kung powe is my choice. The orange beef and cashew chicken is good too.
General Tso’s Chicken.
Or so I’ve heard…
Hawks Wild – tremendous game
Real ot, 5 on 5…the way it should be. No bs skills gimmick!!
I’d like a SO
Ouch. That was poor from Quick.
bang bang 2 games ending in less than a minute
Bickell beats Rupp.
Hawks Win! 15 to go…
Ewe and the Night and the Music
Fill me with flaming desire.
Poor, Poor Harding.
Why do you guys like the Blackhawks? How can you root against Bible Thumper Rupp and the MS Goalie?
But, Rupp will have eternal life.
Bickel better enjoy it while he can. :)))
JR – “once a game gets to OT, one team will win”
Why was Rupp crawling on the ice?
Manny – I’m rooting for the MS goalie – Warren G. Harding
Rupp was reminding me of some Shakira video with that ice crawl.
Me too, Eddie! Go Josh!
Manny – broke an edge I think
We need Tonya Harding in front of our crease.
That was hysterical. Too bad they lost.
Moe Howard standing tall in the Wings’ net
Hope Detroit gets to play St. Louis….battle of the cocks.
Cogliano is in beast mode.
Babcock coaching a great game..as usual…
What did he do, NYR? Call a timeout?
No, he has Kreider on the first line just told Johan Franzen something…
Bluto: Too late in the semester to start studying now. I’m headed down to the campus library with sirens to distract all the nerds who ruin the curve.
Cam Fowler…defensive prodigy.
Holy Cripes these Western Conf. games cane get wiiiiiide open.
Supposedly today is the day that Marty McFly went forward to in the future. April 30, 2013.
LMGO, NYR. Ha!
I love how he gets fired by Flea.
I’d take dorsett over rupp or powe
I really hope that when Dorsett is ready we don’t lose Pow! Unless Dorsett is comfortable on the aggressive PK the Rangers have decided to play this season.
I just hope Dorsett doesn’t turn into Doorstop.
Is it me or the Anaheim players are all huge!
LOL Olga… i am eagerly looking forward to having Dorsett on our team.
I just hope he doesn’t get cleared and re-injure it in his first game.
I picked the ducks to come out of the west
They are big. And good. I think I once said they would win the cup…........
He won’t, Wick. I think the Rangers are being very cautious with him. I just want that darn grit in our lineup.
At one point I had the Ducks winning the cup (not that my opinion matters) but now i have the Blues coming out of the West. Kind of wish I could change that back to Ducks…
I predict a Hawaiian shirt to come out of the closet.
That was 2015 Manny. Remember to be on the Cubs!
Haha. I love Back to the Future II. When Mrs. Manny told me about today being the Marty McFly day I inquired as to “where my hover craft is!”
I wouldn’t mind Detroit beating these Ducks…
Quick looked slow on the gaff in OT
Do we have the wrong Bickel, he asked rhetorically.
Love watching Wings skate
Wow. Just finished watching the Blues overtime. Not an error you’d ever expect from Quick at any time… playoffs or regular season. Go Blues!
Did Pierre do the color commentary on the Hawks game?
Now everyone knows where Patrick Kane went to elementary school…
Did I have a dubi flashback or was Ruff Ruff on his knees crawling to the bench?
Can’t make this stuff up!
I picked the Ducks to fly North
Testing 1, 2
When two guys were battling on the way down the ice McGuire said something like it’s Boston college vs. Wisconsin…. I’m pretty sure their ages were such that neither played against each other in any college.
That is one VERY annoying broadcast tandem. Doc and Pierre, no hair and less brains…
Go wings go
West Coast in da house my brutha!
California Golden Seal Root, shaka bra, blood clot, ya mon!!
Olga – Ducks owned the hawks this year… I bet you are hoping Det. wins.
Peace out my homeys
My brutha – you be in my state? Or you be referring to the duckies?
I’m definitely one of the few, but I like Emerick’s play-by-play. When you get passed his annoyingly nasal voice, he’s pretty good. And now that he’s not the devils guy anymore he’s not much of a homer, unlike every team-specific guys. But if he ever gets paired up with Cheapo Wretched again for any reason, I’m going on a killing spree.
Let’s go Islanders
Let’s go islanders
Richie Rich would eat up Adam Oates.
Eddie, anything that makes the Hawks journey easier.
Go Detroit, for now.
I also like emrick.
Love the ducks goal horn!
Olga – for the same reason – go islanders go
We want The Clowe
adjust your cojones
Did I just play some putrid blitz chess…. Ugh
Dorsett is a huge Blackhawks fan, but should he meet them as a Ranger – he said, wait a minute…
Oh, Eddie3, when you next talk to Latona, waxing belles letres, here’s some titles more poetically relevant to the past and coming playoffs : Marty Eden , IRON HEEL.
Nice article about Derek Stepan, Carp. How did we end up with so many players whose first names sound like derrick? Guess its the lunch bucket mentality!?
Anyone see Danica Patrick make it from center ice in Chicago last night. Girl has skill.
Good morning, boneheads!
Some great games last night! Boy, those guys can really take it up a notch during the playoffs.
It’s already May, and our boys haven’t played a single playoff game yet. Well, much better than seeing them playing multiple golf games by now.
Dorsett mentioned something in his interview that it’s closing on 8 weeks, or it’s already 8 weeks. Something of that nature. Anyway, that’s about when those patients with uncomplicated clavicular fractures return to regular activities. Seeing how hard he is skating in his yellow jersey, looks like he may be the first one to be cleared for full contact. Of course, we have no idea what’s the rest of the injured players are doing at the moment.
Carp and Latones, you guys are the best!
new post, also, Manny.