Predictions, anybody? Get ’em in


Almost forgot that the second round starts tonight.

We can’t do another contest with only four series in play … too much bookkeeping, especially since ya boys are going to have me running around.

I’m still interested to see your picks.

Here are mine:

Bruins over Rangers in 7.
Senators over Penguins in 7.

Sharks over Kings in 6.
Blackhawks over Red Wings in 6.


Also, here’s my Game 7 story from The Journal News and today:

By Rick Carpiniello

WASHINGTON — The reference point for these Rangers is always going to be last season, when they won games like this, when they won almost all the important games, it seemed, in the most impressive ways.

How they blocked shots and made life difficult for opponents in all three zones. And — the most endearing quality — how when games got nasty, when opponents took liberties, how the Rangers played better, dialed it up.

That’s how the Rangers played in Game 7 of their first-round series against Washington Monday night — a full-bore 5-0 victory that sends them into a playoff series with Boston for the first time since Bobby Orr played against Brad Park 40 years ago. That series starts Thursday and Sunday in Boston.

The Rangers (A) won a Game 7 on the road for the first time in franchise history; (B) came back from an 0-2 series deficit to win for just the second time; and (C) came back from 2-3 down to win for the third time.

They now have to be considered dangerous.

Henrik Lundqvist was hands-down the most valuable player in this series, throwing the shutout to keep the Rangers alive in Game 6, allowing a single goal in regulation in Games 3 and 5 combined, then tossing this beaut in Game 7 — his third seventh-game victory in the Rangers’ last four playoff series. He didn’t allow a goal after Mike Ribeiro’s overtime score ended Game 5.

“I think we felt we were playing so well that we could turn this around,” Lundqvist said.

“Just a fun way to turn around. It’s a lot of hard work and it paid off. A lot of guys paid the price, blocking shots and taking hits, and did all the right things to get it done.”

Ryan McDonagh wore the Broadway Hat afterward, awarded by Lundqvist. In the first period, he got blasted into the boards from behind by Alex Ovechkin, on a predatory shift in which he took three runs at Rangers. McDonagh suffered gashes on his forehead and his cheek, got stitched up, and came right back. He continued, along with Dan Girardi, to shut down Ovechkin.

“It’s a big part of playoff hockey,” Rangers coach John Tortorella said about McDonagh in particular and his team in general. “Ovechkin was trying to get his team going. I think it’s a penalty — it is a penalty. But it’s part of the game. We’ve talked about it right on through, because their power play is so good, a big part of being a tough team is taking hits to make a play. All our guys did.

“Danny and him got banged around a little bit, but they made the plays. That’s how it’s going to be. (Milan) Lucic is going to be coming after them in Boston; a number of people are going to be coming after them. That’s the way you have to play.”

The Rangers won this game with their plumbers. Their third- and fourth-liners frustrated the Capitals at both ends.

When Chris Kreider missed Capitals defenseman Mike Green, who walked in on a break, Lundqvist made the save. The Rangers countered. Kreider dropped a pass to Arron Asham, and Asham ripped a shot off Braden Holtby’s glove and in for a 1-0 lead in the first period.

In the second, Derek Dorsett hit a goalpost, then redirected a Steve Eminger shot, and Taylor Pyatt knocked in the rebound. You getting these names? Michael Del Zotto added a third goal minutes later. Ryan Callahan sealed it 13 seconds into the third, and Mats Zuccarello added another goal.



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  1. Rangers over Bruins in 7.
    Penguins over Senators in 5

    Kings over Sharks in 7
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 5

  2. Rangers over Bruins in 6
    Penguins over Senators in 7

    Kings over Sharks in 7
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 6

  3. Sioux-per-man 10.0 on

    Rangers over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 6.

    Kings over Sharks in 6.
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 6.

  4. Carped, re-post:

    I think there is a grave misconception about our D. These guys are plenty physical except in front of the net, where rules have changed drastically. Their problem is staring at their feet searching for the puck instead of tying up opponents’ sticks and letting Henrik clean it up.

  5. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Carp – rangers/Sharks for the cup. Pack those bags mate as the e3 be a-waitin.

  6. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    As much as I want clowe to play, he needs to heal and try again come next season. Ricardo – is this what you’re hearing?

  7. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Seriously, how can any of you pick the bruins unless it’s not to jinx our boys?

  8. LW3H, very funny your last two posts on the previous thread.

    And incidentally complimentary that your using some of my bon mots.

    I understand people who fear what they don’t understand……………….like wit and intellect! Only joshing you now! ;)

  9. Czechthemout!!! on

    Rangers have the better goalie, Boston has better offensive depth. Rangers have the better defensive depth because of the injuries to the Boston backline. However, we are missing Staal. If Staal returns, I do not see a path to victory for Boston if their injured defensemen come back. any team that has to rely on Wade Redden is in trouble. Therfore I believe the Rangers should win this series. Probably in 6 games.

  10. Coos, regarding apparent bogus size differential between Nash and Kreider: either lower blades, longer neck on Kreider or metric system translation error on part of Ranger administrative staff.

  11. Coos, shouldn’t there have been a smiley face or lol with that D post?

    If there were a diagnosis as “battered defensemen’s syndrome” here after referred to as BDS, our boyos will have if they last until the finals!

    I just thought of another meaning for that acronym! ;)

  12. Paul in sunrise on

    Rangers over Bruins in 7.
    Senators over Penguins in 7.

    Sharks over Kings in 7
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 7

  13. Sioux-per-man 10.0 on

    Carp – must like picking agianst his team?

    I did the same thing when the Giants won the Super Bowl.

    Put the money on the Pats, but was in New York for the game, and the parade down the canon of heros. WOW. That was fun.

  14. Sioux-per-man 10.0 on

    Anyone else do that?

    When the Rangers play in the Stanly Cup, I’ll put the money on the Blackhawks and Johnny Toews, but I’ll be pulling for the Rangers. That way it’s win/win.

  15. Carp, I just remembered that Nosen started out as a stringer and you do kind of resemble him a little.

    Maybe you could be his replacement but please keep the screaming down and no rat on the hat look!

    And say hello to Michelob for me, he’s less offensive with his mandatory shilling! ;)

  16. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    My brutha – happy you’ve come around on Brassard. Let’s hope his great play continues and never ends….

  17. Eddie – In all seriousness, Brassard is playing like Richards did when he won the Conn Smythe…

  18. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Rangers over Bruins in 6.
    Pens over Sens in 7.

    Sharks over Kings in 7.
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 6.

  19. Woah, don’t you guys know the rules? Doodie gets to pick first – not only will he invariably be correct, that way he can “told you so” the rest of us!

  20. Jimmy the Greek on

    Rangers in 6
    Bruins in 7
    Penguins in 5
    Senators in 4

    Sharks in 4
    Kings in 7
    Hawks in 6
    Wings in 7

  21. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Latona – surely you jest :)

    Don’t you ever have some value to add?

  22. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Papa/NyR fan – brassard and zucchini have great chemistry. Add nasher to the mix and it’s a #1 line.

  23. EASTERN:
    Rangers over Bruins in 7.
    Penguins over Senators in 7.

    Kings over Sharks in 7.
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 6.

  24. Rangers over Bs. 7
    Pens over Sens. 7

    Kings over Sharks. 7
    Hawks over Wings. 6

  25. Re: Papa, 6:43 – We’re measuring vertical necks? Many athletes start out in high school exaggerating their height/weight in order to impress and interest scouts. They are properly measured pre-college and pre-pro, but they are deferred to in printed programs, press releases, etc. As an example, I was years past introduced to an all- pro tight end who was listed at 6’3 and he was (considerably) shorter than I was, and I’m only 6’2. Also introduced to an NBA guard who was listed as 6’1 and if he was 5’11, it was giving him the benefit of the doubt.

  26. Jimmy the Greek on

    Brassard and Zuuc. The King and prince of misdirection, buying time, hitting the open man, looking for the trailer of the rush. Nash will commence playoff goal scoring onslaught during round 2 if he 1) lets Brassard carry the puck and 2) he goes to open ice.

  27. I hope Neil’s head pops off his shoulders and rolls all the way down the ice without him and he’s called for off-sides.

  28. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Cally step Hags
    Zucc Brass nasher
    Dorsett BB Pyatt
    Kreider Richards Ash

    That is a nice lineup. How I wish Clowe’s noodle was alright…

  29. (not that size necessarily matters, depending upon your sporting choice, but that’s the reason many of these guys exaggerate. Can’t blame them, they’re looking for scholarships and pro jobs and they’ll find and use any edge, even if it means violating God’s ninth commandment.) :))

  30. Eddie Eddie Eddie on


    And they’re on their feet at the garden cheering MVP

  31. Hey, Papa and eddie. I’d appreciate further conversation with the both of you, but I forgot I’m not doing anything beneficial around here and I ought to get going.

  32. Coos 7:27′, and Cooke trips over Neil’s rolling head and falls, causing his head to separate from his neck, fly through the air and smack Crosby across the jaw like a Tyson right cross.

  33. bruins over rangers in 6
    pens over senators in 5

    hawks over wings in 5
    sharks over kings in 7

  34. Papa, and here I thought that I was the meanest SOB on the posts. I defer! :))

  35. Onecupin73yearsandcounting on

    Bruins in 6 .

    Rangers are historically losers in the 6 team league..

    Hate the term :original 6 . what are they original sins?
    And they do quit on torts and Hank is average.

  36. Coos my hatred for the Pens is fierce. My dislike of the Sens is not quite hatred, but also fierce.

  37. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    If only Crosby’s head could roll down the ice…. But with those suction cups for lips, it would stop before 1 revolution.

  38. Onecupin73yearsandcounting on

    Carp , previous thread was closed early this afternoon.. was it a lockdown ?

  39. You three are too kind to a “jackaasen” and “not very nice” poster like myself.

  40. Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy, Gluttony. 7 deadly sins. For all you Greedy, Gluttonous Sloths out there.

  41. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Latona – and you’re lame. Next thing I know you’ll tell me the gabby trade sucked.

  42. Shots from the point by the Pens on the PP or in general? Are NHL players allowed to do that/

  43. I’m also a female troll according to one person or another.

    Onecup, Kermit is handsome! Not pretty!

  44. The dearth of adequate play-by-play men and color analyst on these national telecasts is disturbing. I’ll take Tone-Deaf Sam (PING!) and Salmon Joe any day over these clowns.

  45. Onecupin73yearsandcounting on

    Llatona how about a nice fly and mosquito dinner ? My treat

  46. I was in the Navy with an indian electrician who went back to his tribe and wired a head for a reservation.

  47. No aquatic plants, onecup? This frog deserves a well-balanced meal!

    Hey, eddie, Brassard sucks!

  48. I wouldn’t blame Ovy if he asked if someone else on the Caps could pick up an oar. Did Cro-Magnons have oars?

  49. Sometimes I think Latona the Frog sounds a bit like the guy who stuck a fork in the Prime Minister of Bolivia. Can’t be.

  50. *Staal Wart* on

    Rangers over Bruins in 7.
    Senators over Penguins in 7.

    Kings over Sharks in 6.
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 6.

  51. Stranger Nation on

    Wait – just thought of the idea of NY Boston for the POs and no…


  52. If Zuccs played for old man Steinbrenner, he’d make him get a haircut, then he’d lose all him magical forest powers.

  53. leetchhalloffame on

    If the NHL really wants to make a statement regarding head injuries they sure have a funny way of showing it. How much head hunting did the craps do this series? Ask Clowe, McDonagh, Powe and Sralman. Not a word about it from Shanny though. Can’t wait to see what kind of garbage that cretin Lucic pulls next series.

  54. Stranger Nation on

    with Ovi, it’s probably the andro/steroid cocktail that has shrunken his peanuts and his brain.

  55. Are you Being Served?

    Mrs. Slocombe: Before we go any further, Mr. Rumbold, Miss Brahms and I would like to complain about the state of our drawers. They’re a positive disgrace.

    Mr. Rumbold: Your what, Mrs. Slocombe?

    Mrs. Slocombe: Our drawers. They’re sticking. And it’s always the same in damp weather.

    Mr. Rumbold: Really.

    Mrs. Slocombe: Miss Brahms could hardly shift hers at all just now.

    Mr. Lucas: No wonder she was late.

    Mrs. Slocombe: They sent a man who put beeswax on them, but that made them worse.

    Mr. Rumbold: I’m not surprised.

    Miss Brahms: I think they need sandpapering.

  56. A deserved punishment it would be, eddie. Retribution for my vacuous comments.

  57. Forcibly hitting anyone from behind where they can’t absorb the hit with their shoulders should be a misconduct, period. Then, it would stop.

  58. DC should have fruit races between periods where a banana, an apple, a huge grape, and a watermelon race from blue line to blue line in car seats.

  59. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Latona – you think you’re so smart using your big words. Try adding something noteworthy.

    “I’m number one, I’m the greatest”

    “Yeah? You look like number 2 to me”

  60. There’s a fork missing from my kitchen. Hope it’s not on its way to Santo Domingo.

  61. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Why doesn’t anyone hit Crosby? I’d pay dearly to him crushed into the boards.

  62. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hey Latona – you want me to tell you how I’m always right? Black eyed peas?

    Well, I am.

  63. eddie, while you do that, can you conveniently ignore anything that refutes your claims?

  64. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    JR -“it’s another thing to take that talent and turn it into hard work”

    You can’t make this stuff up!

  65. Lats: “Your guess is as good as mine”

    Doodie: “No, it is not! You’re guess is not as good as mine”

  66. Remember when Earl Weaver got thrown out of both ends of a double header – while holding a line up card at home plate?

  67. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Latona – try going 2 minutes without insulting someone. And after that, add some Val you.

  68. Rangers in 6
    Sens in 7
    Hawks in 6
    Sharks in 6
    Glad I don’t have to listen to that third rate horn in Carolina anymore! Ovie — get yourself some cheese to go with that wine . Or save up and buy a mirror

  69. Stranger Nation on

    McD’s face looked like Jerry Quarry after slugging it out with Joe Frazier

  70. A bespectacled Llatona now views the blog through Gabby-goggles.

    eddie, you suck. And so does Brassard.

  71. Stranger Nation on

    Gabby would have scored 6 goals in that series.

    Gabby would have scored on Hank

    Gabby woulda, shoulda, coulda…

  72. iCCCP - Who Gives A Puck?! on

    This team sucks! They can’t score! The coach is an idiot! Caps in 6! We wish they never made playoffs! Lets go Islanders!

    Did I cover it all?

  73. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Brass Hard eating lard, feathered and tard, I’m the bard, not a canard, tackle or guard, burn or charred? Bill Mahre’d, dealing cards


  74. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Oh yeah? Brassard not only doesnt he not suck , but he’s even better than that.

  75. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Oh I forgot that you already know everything… How unsmart of me!!!

  76. I predicted that I would predict Brassard would suck in 1644 in 781 BC. So that’s definitely not hindsight.

  77. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Go caps

    Caps in 6 – you heard it here first – before anywhere else – unless it was uttered by someone else before me – but I thought it first – and that can be proven

  78. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    SNation – so you Brassard is good? Next thing you’ll tell me is that only 2 players have more playoff points. Sorry to burst your bubble, but I need to see it over 20 years. Gabby never took a year off much less a shift!!!!

  79. Shonny and Hammer enjoying evening granola bar dinner in cabin in Adirondacks. Hammer says he will be ready in 3, 4 months and thanks his fans for their patience.

  80. eddie obviously failing, OCDing on Brasso. The mind is a terrible thing to taste. Unless you like offal.

  81. Long term contracts suck.

    Why would the Rangers have to prove to Hank we want to win? He’s signed to a long term contract!

  82. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I’ve always said long term contracts suck unless its a player that plays well after signing same.

  83. Brooks Orpik is the most solid defensive defenseman in the league? Was that a real statement?

  84. In hindsight that was a bad thing to say. But it wasn’t hindsight, because he thought it before he said it. What’s hindsight?

  85. ThisYearsModel on

    Sharks in 7
    Penguins in 7
    Chicago in 6
    Rangers in 6

    Eric Fehr on the first tee tomorrow. Waaaahhhhhh.

  86. *EASTERN:*
    Rangers over Bruins in 5.
    Senators over Penguins in 7.

    Kings over Sharks in 6.
    Red Wings over Blackhawks in 7.

  87. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Anyone else want a punch in the face? I’m an Internet tough guy!!!

  88. Stranger Nation on

    wings hawks is going to be fun to watch – lots of skill in that one
    Kings/Ducks will be a slug fest. don’t sleep on the Kings, or a king sized mattress.

  89. iDoodie Machetto, 5.0 on

    I agree with Carp’s picks, but I think the Rangers could win in 5 games. If not, B’s in 7

  90. iDoodie Machetto, 5.0 on

    Yeah, that Caps in 6 pick didn’t work out. I get it. My other 7 turned out, though. How about yours?

    Also, Carp had Caps in 6 as well, so I’m not on an island here.

  91. Norm Merton on

    Turning in early, kind of bored. What happened to the incessant Richards-bashing? I’ll check in tomorrow, see if he’s been released yet.

  92. Norm Merton on

    Having a hard time getting to sleep… think I’ll punch myself in the face.

  93. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Doodie – look it up – I was 6-2 with at least 2 dead on. I lost the leafs and I picked the islanders over the pens due to sheer hatred…. That aside – how many goals does gabby score next year?

  94. iDoodie Machetto, 5.0 on

    That A better go to Girardi, like it did while Staal was out last year.

  95. iDoodie Machetto, 5.0 on

    How many did he have after the trade, 3? So at least 37 next year.

  96. Cos,Coos, I just read where you’re 6’2′ but you have a 12″ inseam?

    With a 42 sleeve length?

    And a flat countenance with a great deal of hair?

    Well off to bed the attendant is coming with my milk and cookies! ;)

  97. Stranger Nation on

    Talking about Richards’ A not Staals’

    Give richards’ A to Dorset

  98. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I mean… If gabby is injured, as he usually is, it counts against you…

  99. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    SNation – yeah – i agree on Doesett getting a letter. He stands up for his mates and deserves the respect…

  100. iDoodie Machetto, 5.0 on

    He said it was just a name!

    What he meant is that Monster Island is actually a peninsula!

  101. Stranger Nation on

    OK, it’s decided – Dorset gets the A with Bros-hard/Brassballs is the second choice

  102. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    A healthy Clowe should be considered too. Cannot argue with Girardi though – the dude is a beast

  103. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    While Clowe should not play again this year…. Is he even skating? Or has he been shut down?

  104. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Unreal given how the Habs’ series went, that the sens are being pushed around.

  105. This game reminds me of NYR’s Game One against the Sens last year. I think the rest of the series will be very different.

  106. But I predicted that in hindsight I would see that my post had no value. What does that mean?

  107. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Latona – good point. That series was way different after game 1. About time you said something remotely interesting.

  108. Captains and A’s can be appointed by management or voted in by players. Which is it with NYR? Anyone know? They’re the only ones on ice to whom the officials will listen in the case of controversy or rule interpretation, so it’s beneficial that the C and A be able to speak English, know the rules, and express themselves with intelligence. Goalies not allowed.

  109. You have to learn to use hindsight to see into the future and know when to use hindsight, Llatona.

  110. Doodie – do you actually care about how many rounds you predicted correctly?

    Eddie – Punch away buddy. I’m trying to toughen up!

  111. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    If the sharks can score more goals than the kings, good chance that sharks can win game 1.

  112. But Manny, did you predict that you have to learn to use hindsight to see into the future and know when to use hindsight or did you learn in hindsight that you have to learn to use hindsight to see into the future and know when to use hindsight?

  113. Some may say it’s hindsight, but I knew that Chris Christie was going to have butt reduction surgery.

  114. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Manny – you have no idea how much of an Internet tough guy I am… Anyone want to go?

  115. I think I used hindsight to know that I needed to use hindsight to predict the future and use hindsight.

    The part that confuses me is, I’m having trouble using my hindsight to know when is the part where I rub it in all your faces.

  116. Did you predict that you were going to think you used hindsight to know that you needed to use hindsight to predict the future and use hindsight?

  117. I will kick your azz for $50

    Rules: No fighting back
    Airfare two ways
    Overnight 3 star hotel

  118. Great hashtag, eddie. I thought it was good and then used hindsight to determine that it was even better.

  119. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Manny – oh yeah? Before I even thought to type it, I used hindsight with perspective.

  120. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I guess there isn’t as much urgency to get backstrom’s splinter out!!!

  121. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Norm – you have made some good points re: Richards. #19 has not been as bad as we are making him out to be…. Would he be willing to take a big paycut?

  122. The question is, would he, like Luongo suggested, tear up his contract and, if he used hindsight, would he still tear up the contract in hindsight from the future.

  123. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Manny – clearly in hindsight as I thought it only after he channeled him

  124. Carp, are you predicting that we are going to be awesome or are you using hindsight to say that we are awesome and did you predict that you were going to use hindsight to determine that we are awesome or did you use hindsight to predict that we would be awesome?

  125. Nanny, I don’t believe the CBA will allow a guy to re-do his contract.

    but, yes, he is as bad as we’ve been saying. and they have to buy him out now so he doesn’t hurt next season … then they’re stuck with that contract on the books through 2020.

  126. I think he’s as bad as we have been saying since he plays about 5 minutes a night (not including PP) and he’s centering the 4th line.

  127. Stranger Nation on

    These 2 teams are ginormous – ice looks smaller with all those big bodies

  128. Manny, they just did a “Frankenstein” rendition on the organ in LA. Did you catch it? I told you it would be a great goal song! I predicted that, though. Not in hindsight.

  129. In hindsight I remember you predicting that song would, in hindsight, be a great goal song. In hindsight.

    Go ahead and tell us all off.

  130. I knew of the wizardry of the Hobbit long before he was a household name. It wasn’t a prediction. It was a conviction. Now you all must praise the Hobbit Wizard for he is Lord of the Rink.

  131. Richie can’t check, can’t score. How about he pumps up, becomes a 12 million dollar Asham?

  132. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    You can sit here in the waiting room, or you can wait over there in the sitting room. No hindsight allowed.

  133. That is also true. NYR was all about the Hobbit Wizard (for he is lord of the rink) well before the rest of us. So in hindsight, he’s correct and we are stupid.

    Go ahead and tell us all off.

  134. I sometimes ruminate about the hindsight I disregarded when I should have looked back over my shoulder before moving forward through the past.

  135. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    In a game of wits: Engbloom vs JR – how many OTs before someone scores????

  136. I came up with Vibin’ so in hindsight I should probably get all the credit.


  137. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    During an exam, a rock, JR, and Engbloom sit side by side….. Guess whose paper JR and Engbloom try to cheat off of???

  138. Olga Folkyerself on

    Rangers over Bruins in 7
    Penguins over Senators in 5
    Kings over Sharks in 7
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 5
    Head over Heels in Love
    Deutchland Uber Alles
    Moon over Miami
    One over Par

  139. The other day, I was looking back over my life and…oh, wait, that wasn’t me.

  140. Richards in hindsight showed excellent foresight in signing a long term deal where term would extend grossly past his useful utility which, in hindsight was previously wrongfully projected by a nearsighted Sather who wrongfully gazed into a farsighted future.

  141. Carp

    Here is the real question. How is Torts gonna coach without his sidekick next season? Surely Mike Sullivan is going to get poached by another team and rightfully so.

    And better yet, who gets brought in? Beukeboom? Does Ken Gernander end his 50 year run in Hartford?

  142. oleo you are predicting that Sullivan will leave but in hindsight I think you will realize he stays with NYR because his special teams units suck this year and no one wants him anymore but that is just a prediction and maybe in hindsight my prediction will be wrong and your prediction will be right.

  143. Mike Sullivan is a power play genius. “You go there, and you go there, and when it comes to you, you shoot it in. Are we all clear on that?”

  144. I think, in hindsight, that Boston University would have, in hindsight, have enjoyed hiring Sullivan, in hindsight, because, in hindsight, he might be a good coach in college, in hindsight, because he has, in hindsight, been good with kids, in hindsight.

  145. Sully in Head Coach Interview: “in hindsight I should have smacked the little dog loving jack wagon in the mush”

  146. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    SNation – good album. Their second was identical, just changed the title.

  147. Stranger Nation on

    I understand about indecision
    But I don’t care if I get behind
    People living in competition
    All I want is to have my peace of mind

  148. Stranger Nation on

    Ex3 – same chords, different lyrics, same singer, same producer, etc., etc., etc…

  149. Is it guaranteed that Sully leaves?

    If I’m not mistaken, there was some chatter last year about him taking the job in Calgary…but he wanted to stay with the Rangers.

    He was already an NHL head coach in the past, so I don’t think he is necessarily ambitious for another head coach job right now…but I could be wrong.

  150. Stranger Nation on

    In hindsight, the Rangers should have held on to Dupuis – those 6 games he played with us were magical.
    But you knew that

  151. Sullivan, hired by Toronto, channeling Torts, First Press conference – “I’m not answering any of your questions and I’m not discussing players.”

    Next morning fired.

  152. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    S.Nation – totally – their lead singer Brad something or other offed himself a few years ago. He grew tired making the same album I heard…

  153. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I will say in hindsight that the Gabby trade was a Sather stroke of genius even as it happened.

    Extend Sather

  154. “A long long time ago
    I can still remember how
    That music used to make me smile…”

  155. In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
    Was looked on as something shocking
    Now, I suppose,
    Anything goes.

  156. Sather just wants to rent a canoe and go fishing with Ted Williams and Bobby Knight.

  157. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Latona – as it turned out, in hindsight I was actually pretty sure that it probably might have been a trade that had possibilities of potentially working out – but you knew that.

  158. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    JoeM hasnt mentioned Marleau’s thighs—I’m surprised in hindsight.

  159. Actually, eddie, I’m surprised you didn’t predict I didn’t know that considering I add nothing of value and therefore shouldn’t know anything of value, which your post has. In hindsight I can see how you would reach that conclusion predictably.

  160. This blog proves that the problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.

  161. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    JR – on Dustin Brown “he brings his physical presence every single day”

  162. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Latona – is there any chance doodie was jesting with you? Or was he being a tool?

  163. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    In hindsight my opinion of what I was reading is different from what I was thinking in the present tense which is now obviously the past….

  164. Although you may predict that Doodie was jesting with me in hindsight I probably made too many “Nick Foligno = Rangers killer” comments which predictably made Doodie upset. In hindsight maybe I shouldn’t have done that but I was just jesting with him. So although I didn’t predict it I am certain in hindsight that Doodie was not jesting with me.

  165. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    JR – “if you’re stopping Tays, ya gotta try to stop Kane, if ya gotta stop Kane, ya gotta stop Hossa”

    Anyone else listening to this?

  166. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Latona – thank you for that. I think if Doodie were to apologize for being a tool, then we should forgive him. However, the gabby trade was the ranger fleece of the century. #BrassardisGod

  167. I have forgiveness in my heart and would be glad to although I do not predict Doodie will apologize for being mean and hurtful.

  168. Rangers over Bruins in 7
    Senators over Pittsburgh in 7
    Hawks over Wings 6
    Sharks over Kings in 6

  169. LEASTERN:

    Rangers over Bruins in 7.
    Penguins over Senators in 4


    Kings over Sharks in 6
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 6

  170. EASTERN:
    Rangers over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 7.

    Sharks over Kings in 7.
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 7.

  171. It would be interesting to learn how the Gabby trade for the “Consecutive’s” (#’s 15, 16 & 17) came about.

    Did the Rangers put it out to all the franchises that Gabby was available? Were any other GM’s interested and involved in serious discussions?

    Where there options are far as trading partners or was it only Columbus? Where there other offers on the table from either Columbus or other teams?

    Did Ranger brass set out to acquire these players or was it more a “this is our offer, take it or leave” it from Columbus?

  172. Morning Boneheads:

    My predictions
    Rangers over Bruins in 7 because we never ever make anything easy
    Penguins over Sens in 5


    Sharks over Kings in 7

    Hawks over Wings in 5

  173. Rob in Beantown on

    Rangers over Bruins in 6.
    Penguins over Senators in 7.

    Sharks over Kings in 7
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 6

  174. Good morning, boneheads!

    Papa, I think the only plausible explanation for consecutive numbers is that it was a random selection. “Give me 2-3-4!” “Forget it! Take 44-45-46!” And so on. It looks like it worked. In hindsight. :-)

  175. Admiral Akbar on

    I wonder how much J Davidson was involved — brassard, Moore, Dorsett seams like a big price to pay for an injury riddled 40 goal scorer with one year left on a big contract.

    I don’t know how the Big Man With the Long Cigar did it, but he did it!

  176. Cross Check Charlie on

    Well, this is late and the first two games have already been decided, but WTH…

    Bruins over Rangers in 5
    Penguins over Senators in 6
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 5
    Sharks over Kings in 7

  177. The problem with the Kings is that once they start winning……..they just don’t stop.

  178. Did anyone use their Foresight to figure out that they should have used Hindsight?

  179. They’ll be KINGS until dethroned, then they’ll go back to being the Kings.

  180. Manny, being totally forthright, my foresight is often hindered by hindsight.

  181. That is such a shame, Rob. Because when I have great foresight, at the time of said foresight I feel like in hindsight I will be so proud of my aforementioned foresight. I haven’t looked backwards, e.g. hindsight, at my foresight with such displeasure yet.

  182. I have to admit, even though I’m playing along with this hindsight thingy, I have no idea as to how it originated. Anyone care to explain it, briefly?

  183. I would explain it, ilb but in hindsight I think people willbe mad if I explain it.

  184. hawks over wings in 6
    sharks over kings in 7

    rangers over bruins in 6
    pens over sens in 6

  185. These pretzels are making us thirsty. Bring him the CUP !! Rangers win in.4, 5 ,6 or 7 . Who cares. Just win it ,so your King can drink from it. True Blue Since Birth . LGR !!

  186. In hindsight, will we like the old blog design better than the new one? I know that in foresight we disliked the new one. But in hindsight we dislike change.

  187. Rob in Beantown on

    I think Round 2 of the postseason requires an even more intense avatar beard

  188. Ok, I enhanced the beard on Swayze with my very sophisticated MS Paint program. I hope it’s noticeable.

  189. Carp, just keep picking the Rangers to lose and they will keep winning.

    Rangers in 7
    Kings in 6
    Blackhawks in 6
    Penguins in 6

  190. “It was all eggs and coffee until the Chief got all hinky and gave us the Double Cross”

  191. Rob in Beantown on

    I don’t really get the Ovechkin joke about “white russians.” Are there black Russians? Can you drink one without a cup?

  192. Odd how (a) nobody making predictions today has gone for the Senators or Sharks to sweep and (b) there are roughly 350 fewer “entries” when there are no prizes at stake.

  193. @ThePHWA

    Centers Patrice Bergeron (BOS), Pavel Datsyuk (DET) and Jonathan Toews (CHI) are finalists for the 2012-13 Frank J. Selke Trophy.

  194. Rangers in 6, winning at MSG.

    @ Carp, y do you keep picking against the Rangers. You are a Rangers analyst, who picked Caps in 6 last series and was wrong, and now you’re picking Boston in 7, with no explanation for your choice. I think the Caps are a better team then Boston (who barley even made it into round 2), and based on your previous pick of the caps beating the rangers in 6 it’s clear you thought so too, yet now you picked against the rangers again.

  195. I know I’m late but since its not an official contest, here are my picks:

    Rangers over Bruins in 5.
    Penguins over Senators in 5


    Kings over Sharks in 6
    Blackhawks over Red Wings in 5

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