LIVE CHAT THURSDAY AT 1 P.M. … More post-practice audio: Tortorella and Boyle


We will have our first Live Playoff Chat of the Rangers-Bruins series Thursday at 1 p.m. Be there or else. Of course I will remind you a few times before then.

Earlier we posted some video highlights of the John Tortorella press conference this afternoon. Above is the full interview.


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  1. Repost on a Carped..

    YGG, speculating on price and cost are generally not in my arsenal. However, assessing risk is. My advice, if you can grab the $425 now, go for it.

    However, If you decide to hold, I would suggest dump the assets if Boston wins Game 1. If the Rangers take game 1, hold and sell after game 2.

    May 15th, 2013 at 7:47 PM

  2. Brian Boyle…. I like that guy. I’m glad he’s on our side in the Playoffs.

  3. Carp,
    I have been one of most critical of Boyle, even think I started the 3 rd line 4th line blog issue for a month. But I got to say he is playing well and when engaged he is useful multiple ways. I think the way they are playing and a key to Torts success is they really have a 1st line n then 3 others who cares? So I will eat a little crow, but he has to bring it every night.

  4. Hedberg, and I didn’t disagree with you much on that topic for most of the season. But I just thought that they needed Boyle to be the Boyle that played third-line minutes last season, was a force (whether he brought offense or not), won draws, killed penalties, blocked shots. I just didn’t think they had somebody better than what he should be from the bottom six most of the season.

    and I said he stunk most of the season, and it had almost nothing to do with his lack of offense. He does indeed need to kick one in now and then, though.

    Manny, there will be a lot of new posts before and after the Live Chat tomorrow at 1, so be on your toes. Call in sick if you must.

  5. Carp, I agree in hindsight with your observations and also predict that I will agree in hindsight to future observations that you may observe or predict.

  6. sorry, eric. i forgot … gotta get my tech guy to do it tomorrow …

    do youse want the Bruins reporters in there?

  7. Just remember – predictions are made in foresight but corrected and adjudged with hindsight.

  8. bruins in 6.

    faceoffs will be a major problem bergeron number 1 in league.
    chara will shut down nash

    lucic will run wild all series unless dorsett can neutrlize him

  9. Alex Ovechkin has joined Team Russia who are facing Team USA tomorrow in an elimination Quarterfinal game, only problem is the airline lost his luggage and he has no gear!
    probably it’s part of NHL’s conspiracy against him

    according to

  10. _chara will shut down nash_

    Did Chara play for the Craps too? Cuz Nash was shut in that series too ;)

  11. cccp

    we wont win another series if nash is awol. chara big factor with last change at home.

    more production from nash cally perhaps richy nut hes a lost cause in terms of goals

  12. Chara is 36. They (The Bruins) are down 3 Defenseman. Chara cannot play his age in minutes per game. Have to be able to forecheck and get Nash out there against their rookie Dougie Hamilton and almost-rookie Bartkowski.

  13. Gravy, Just Gravy on

    Boyle is really working his way off the -semi- permanent WBM (c) status lately.

  14. Gravy, Just Gravy on

    On top of it, Mannu.

    The Mets stink, my fantasy team stinks…really need a deep Rangers run to bridge the gap.

  15. Sorry about your fantasy team, Gravy. Fantasy baseball helped me get my wife her nicer than expected wedding ring. This year isn’t going very well. Although Adam Dunn has hit 3 HR in the last two days for me…

  16. Can you guys believe that we will play against Jagr and REDDEN tomorrow? I’ll die every time either one of them score against us…

  17. eric

    we won last series w/o Nash…so i am feeling good about our chances and will be Mr positivity from now on.

  18. oh i didnt know that… one “threat” less to worry about. But jagr… i feel like he’s gonna kill us! I’ll literally cry if he scores against us

  19. Gravy, Just Gravy on

    I’ve finished “in the money” in 9 out of 10 years, but have no championships to show for it. This year is just terrible. Trade too many draft picks going for it last year.

  20. It seems like Ferrence, Seidenberg and Redden are out to start the series. Thus, Bartkowsky and Dougie Murray on their 3rd pair.

  21. Why are you rooting for the Blackhawks? Who roots for the Blackhawks other than Vince Vaughn?

  22. Olga Folkyerself on



  23. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    I repeat. No team can win the cup with Mickal Roszival or Wade Redden.

  24. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    I am disappointed Redden is hurt. He is an easy defenseman to beat. Hope he heals and returns soon.

  25. Easier to beat than Bartkowski?

    It’s cool, Olga. I will just root for the Rangers.

  26. Olga Folkyerself on

    No team can win the cup with Mickal Roszival or Wade Redden.

    Right! You need a Hamerlik to put you over the top…

  27. Gravy, Just Gravy on

    Manny, 14 team mixed league, rotisserie…baseball (thought I should clarify being a hockey site).

  28. Stranger Nation on

    Bruins are a one line wonder – Chara – old, Jagr – older, Marchand – only he nose what he knows

  29. Olga Folkyerself on

    For quite a few years under Sather, I needed a team to root for in the playoffs.

  30. lol Manny… the new layout kinda blows and blogis mega slow on mobile…plus, we STILL dont have any comment separation thingy… thank you, Carp.

  31. Olga Folkyerself on

    I settled on Chicago when old man Wirtz died. In three years the Hawks won the Cup. Amazing what a GM can do when he knows what he’s doing.

  32. I don’t blame Carl one bit, but the separation thing is maddening and the iBlog is slower than anything ever.

    Carl was on our side. LoHud are the enemies here. Or maybe Josh…..

  33. I’m going to bed guys. Good luck with the ‘Hawks, Olga. Good luck with the Blog, CCCP. Vibin’ Matty. Miss you, Stranger.

  34. Olga Folkyerself on

    NYR vs Hawks final. Who do you root for?

    I’ll burn that bridge when I come to it…

  35. Olga Folkyerself on

    How many blocked shots will the Rangers defense get before Chara breaks one of them?

  36. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I worry more about someone blocking chara’s shot or trying to move him or lucic from in front of hank.

    Has there been any official word on clowe?

  37. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Have a joke for you guys…

    Crosby walks into a bar and tells the bartender “I’d like an ovechkin”

    Bartender “a what”?

    Crosby”it’s a White Russian with no ice and no cup”


  38. Olga Folkyerself on

    I just don’t want to see Callahan or Girardi lost for the playoffs just to block a shot that Hank would get anyway. Big risk for a small gain.

  39. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    A White Russian with no ice and no cup? Sather will get him for NY. And for 7 years at $7 million per.

  40. In hindsight, it appears to be a home team 2nd round. Lets hope Blueshirts refuse to comply, except of course when they are home.

  41. Ovi on the rangers would be epic! He should ask to be traded here… I think Torts can make a man outta Ovi.

  42. We put a “nakhuinik” on Ovechkin, now we have to find the three to put on Chara, Luchich and Bergeron, please do it.

  43. Oh, BTW, cooscoos, if PBR sounds off again, give a buzz and I”ll throw him my famous left hook. After all, I am the one who put a fork through the prime minister of Paraguay.

  44. Consider it done, peace pipe and all, Soyuz Nyerushimyj..

    I think we must be in a vanguard of transcriptions of the Russian (or Ukrainian) into English, how is this possible, I ask.

  45. It’s Russian and i ask the same question… i wonder how you know it. Or maybe google is your friend? :)

  46. CCCP,
    my heroes were Olag Koshevoy and Zoya Kosmodemskaya, we sang the geroy Chapayev in the school just like your father did and now you blame it on Google, wow.

  47. Not blaming on google…just wondering.

    Molodaya Gvardiya, eh? interesting…

    my hero was and remains Sholem Aleichem ;)

  48. CCCP,
    I am not saying the heroes were of our making, there was a good brainwashing in force, and you do have to check it out with your parents to gain some understanding. I am sorry to yield nothing.

  49. I was an oktebrenok and pioner and almost became a komsomolets…I grew up in the soviet system so i understand.

  50. Well, I would solicit your opinion on Eddie,Eddie,Eddie, on the Stalin rule over the Kulaks ? I am about to explode over this, but everything in it’s own time.

    These west coast academics do not understand they are about break away from the rest of us, and we cannot do anything about it.

  51. Hey, it’s only the old crapola academia aversion, otherwise I am altoghther together. My wife is a RN. Obama is not.
    What comes after is an exchange disaster.

  52. newbie! No forks. Just Tolstoy and Turgenev, Nabokov and Pushkin and on and on. And the occasional power play theory. Great things have come from America, Russia, but rarely from politicians.

  53. Hey coos, the Russian movie The Idiot has given me a goos bumbs, it was a wonderfull stuf with an unsynchronized subtitles, but, in the end, the END.

  54. Like I drive the pottery guys to defy gravity, my, my, What is the marchland the maind.

  55. Sinking Like An Evrock on

    Why the holy hell are the Islanders AND the Devils playing home to the Rangers in the outdoor games that take place IN THE AWAY TEAM’S CITY?!!
    So how many outdoor games do the Rangers have to play before they get to “host” one? Are they going to make two new jerseys this year, one for each game? I figure, since I still haven’t given into the whole “home colors being dark” thing yet, as long as they’re wearing their whites It’ll seem like a Ranger home game to me. Unfortunately it won’t feel that way to the players and coaches that won’t have the last change.
    One good thing is that it’ll feel like a home game for most Rangers fans considering three quarters of the crowd or more will be wearing Ranger jerseys….just like every “away” game on The Island or in The Swamp/sewer.

  56. Tonight’s loss will be so epic, we’ll somehow come out of it already down 2 games in the series.

  57. Rangers will win this one ….. Bruins still have a hangover from their game 7. Their defense is hurt. Their defense couldn’t be that good to begin with if Redden is a regular.

  58. YouveGotGold on

    Papa – The tickets sold for $425 through a friend on Facebook, so I guess I took your advice. I’m still looking at the pricing on StubHub and it’s absurd, but I guess that’s what supply and demand does for ya. I’m going to game 4, no matter the results of games 1 – 3, so no speculation there – other than whether my flight home will be on time to get me there.

  59. Stranger, sorry so many comments got blocked. I’m pretty sure this thing is set up to now allow comments with multiple links, or maybe it’s no more than two allowed, for future reference.

    Good morning, Sally!

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