Here is Rangers coach John Tortorella’s post-practice press conference from Friday. He had some interesting things to say about the team’s Game 4 effort, about Ryan McDonagh and Chris Kreider, among other topics.
Video by Rick Carpiniello.
from now on, instead of saying someone “sleeps with the fishes”, we have to say he “skates with the scratches”!
plus, this new blog format, on my office computer at least, is still absolutely infuriating…if my porn sites worked this slowly, I’d go celibate
and yes, Richards skated with the Black Aces this morning.
Is this the post?
Well, is it?
I keep getting carped on non new posts.
Carp, I’m sure you were not among the media types that Torts told to baciare mi asino,si? ;)
but it wouldn’t have been the first or last time.
Canadian media is over the top with all this nonsense that Richards “deserves better”.
You know what “deserves better”? The NYR powerplay…
Che cosa parla adesso?
GReat format for asking questions – WTB?
Wouldn’t it make more sense to have a “pooled” audio/video or staging area instead of all the reporters reaching over each other with hand-held devices capturing what he says.
Hope everyone is following proper hygiene edicate…
Richards is a likeable guy, does great stuff for charities, really cares … and that’s what the Canadian folks know. They haven’t seen his play very much this year, obviously … and to say that he’s been disrespected by a coach who stuck with him for too long is just woefully inaccurate.
NYR – how bout the Ranger fan?
yes, Stranger. Sure would.
The Canadian media is so high and mighty about “their” game of hockey. If they weren’t so drunk all the time on Molsenn Golden, eh, maybe they’d have spotted one or two of his drop passes to the black hole, eh?
Nice job on the video Carp. The personable Torts leaves me all warm and fuzzy. 6-8 more fluky goals and this series is ours!
Yeah, Carp. I get where it’s coming from but what they fail to grasp is that Tortorella loves the guy as a person too and that this was 100% a hockey decision that was long overdue…
Yes, Stranger…we do deserve better…
yes – all we need is for Zuccarello to sneak over and tie Rask’s laces together again, and we’ll break out on top in Game 5
A mea culpa from Tortorella (too late getting McD on the PP). Not every day you get that from him. Encouraging.
Canadien media getting on Torts for benching Richards is just crazy. The guy game him EVERY and we all know, EVERY opportunity to break out of his funk and it never happened.
One thing about Richards which was very curious was his appearance. The media guide says 6’ 196 lbs, but my guess is he doesn’t weigh more that 170 soaking wet. While he was never a strong player, ultimately the legs are what really gave as evidenced by his inability to stay up on his skates.
With that background in Tort’s video above, it’s like an Al Davis press conference, greasy hair and all
also, NYR, Tortorella put what will be $48 million of Dolan’s cash in Richards’ pocket, $20M of that within 364 days of his signing.
Irony at it’s best? How about Richards signing with CBJ after the compliance buyout and centering Gaborik all the way to the playoffs with Dolan’s cash in his pocket?
NYR – JD has more smarts than that
$48 million for two years of work. That’s A-Rod territory. Minus the juice.
Mr. Ed is is from Prince Edward Island. You think that’s how he got the nickname?
... and if anybody wants to disrespect me that way, please step up. I’ll even take a little less.
Richards takes home $20 mil in 2013 alone. $12m salary and $8m in signing bonus, according to CapGeek.
yeah, a little less, actually, because of the lockout shortened season. But he got his $8M on July 1, after $12M last year.
Sorry, I’m wrong…it’s $12m, and $8m of that is bonus….not $20m…but like Carp said, he gets nearly $50 mil for 1.5 seasons…
carp, I can imagine Dolan can’t be to pleased with another terrible shank of a contract and I’m sure tortorella was the one who wanted him and convinced management to get him. I also wonder how Dolan feels about tortorella’s FU comment on nbc.
Ha! – Carp; yes that is disrespect one could afford!
$320,000 a game but whose counting…
Carp, every time I’m done withTorts and his narcistic egotistic personality you post a video where he shows a little human qualities and it pulls me back in.
I still don’t agree with his defensive zone system. In fact, I’ve always despised it. But, I can live with it if they win. :)
TommyG, imagine the speed at which Slats throws Torts under the bus when Dolan demands to know whyRichards is stealing $48m of his daddy’s hard earned coin.
Anyone watch any of the Penguins Senators series. I swear the refs are back to 08-09 season form. When the Pens are in trouble they smother any momentum from the opposition by calling obsurd penalty’s. This is no conspiracy theory. It’s very obvious while watching the games.
Mr. Ed is is from Prince Edward Island—HA, HA! Sorry, I’m a little slow. You’re saying that because they’re both from PEI and one of them has long teeth and the other is a horse, that means that Richards is… a horse! How do you dream these things up? I’m thinking of calling Richards Mr. Teeth of Horse from now on, using my sense of humor.
I wonder if tortorella also pushed management to get clowe, if he did, tortorella is 2 for 2 in shanks.
The reason you don’t see Dolan holding Glen or Torts accountable for contracts is because Dolan is very much a part of the decision and in fact often calls the shots.
Those Canadien writers are implicitly making a statement about NY and their fans. We should be on thierry comments sections rebutting the stupidness being spouted.
I’ll agree that Dolan calls the shots for the knicks but I don’t agree Dolan calls the shots for the rangers, he leaves that up to Sather.
I’ve learned by reading comments from canadien fans on tsn that they for whatever reason do not like the rangers or new York city, not sure why but that has been my impression.
JR – “Craig Button is more stupider than I remember. Look, Richards has been adismal this year. I will also say that just because someone is stupider than someone else it doesn’t mean anything therefore.
Tommy I have it from someone who works closely with Dolan
JR – “here’s the thing, eh? Some of the stupidest people in world are just not smart. So what? What if I know something you don’t? Does that make you stupider than me? Yeah!!! I thought so”
JR – “torts is collecting perspective in this entire Richards inflammatory. Engblom is not the sharpest card in the drawer either. He is really stupider.
Dolan signed off on it, tommy, and he lets Sather do pretty much what he pleases. He’s had what, 16 home playoff games since signing Richards … and he actually saves money by buying him out for slightly less than $48M total as opposed to $60M. If you look at it strictly as cash-out and not performance-for-dollar, Slats saved him money and made him money.
I’m sure nobody at MSG minds the coach fighting for his team with the officials, and you have to be pretty stupid if you think NBC didn’t want to catch Torts or Humpty II or somebody else using racy language by putting that mic there.
Those TSN posters regarding Richards are a bit over the top. “Richards deserved better” Come on, how many chances does one deserve? I guess one more according to them.
carp, that’s why I always liked tortorella, he has that north eastern edge, tells it how he feels and like you said, fights the refs for his players. That’s why I couldn’t stand Renney, total opposite.
JR – “I’m personal on a level with Richards. He doesn’t deserve what happened. Bottom line – you win by winning”
for all the things Tortorella does wrong with his personality, he treats the officials with the utmost respect … until he feels they really eff-up. I guess that’s a good trait. You can’t just always be teeing off on the zebras and expect anything good to come from it.
I think JR has had to many knocks to the head playing hockey.
They are painting a picture of Torts being disloyal and humiliating Richards to make a statement about team failure. The irony is that loyalty and history has caused Torts to over use and rely on Richards to his detriment.
the irony also is there are so many negative things you can say about Torts and be completely accurate, and this one thing is just completely incorrect.
JR – “Richards deserves not what happened. Someone is the blame here. I also think Engblom is really the stupidest of all. Plus my hair is way better.”
Not even the dumbest of owners would claim victory on a Richards buyout which cost $48M for slightly more than a season and a halfin games and 4 playoff rounds plus 3 losses..
Slats saved him money and made him money? Carp, c’mon, that’s absurd.
JR – “carp – I’m tired of your bloggers making, for all intensive purposes, comments about me. You think you are smarter than me? Haha – you aren’t. You are stupider than Engblom and I didnt think that was probable”
JR – “Eddie Eddie Eddie is so stupid I lost count”
Carp completely agree. You know, on the other hand, that’s what happens when you act like a jerk with people, it makes people want to ascribe bad motives even when they’re not deserved.
JR – “I’ll make a deal with you carp. You let me do a guest blog and I won’t even do it adismally. I have thoughts that I will use”
I was speaking on a bottom-line, admittedly out-there thought, Papa. $48M is better than $60M, and that is the bottom line … Not saying he’s claiming victory, but if the owner doesn’t care a whit about the player’s performance, $48M is better than $60M.
and I’m definitely not saying Dolan doesn’t care about the performance part. I’m just saying that buying his way out of a bad contract isn’t the worst thing in the world, especially for a guy who, if there was no salary cap (and he didn’t want a cap or a lockout), would probably have four or five Richards contracts on his payroll.
Dolan wanted Richards and was fine with the deal. He is the worst but not the type of owner to blame someone for something that was his decision. He is very involved in every big Ranger contract.
JR – “sorry matteau but in this example you are wrong. The fact of any matter is exactly. I can’t even believe I’m arguementing with such dis informed people”
JR – “the rangers have to bring their physical presence with them for game 5. If they can do that – there is anything that can happen”
In 2010 the Bruins lost the fourth game to Philly in OT, so the Flyers were hanging by a thread just as these NYR were and are. I still think the odds of the Rangers pulling this off are astronomical——but if they do win tomorrow? The B’s will be gripping in a major, major way. Just human nature.
Yes, Matteau, and I’ve said this in the past, both ways. If you’re a jackass as a person, you won’t get the benefit of the doubt when things go badly. Guys like Renney did get the benefit. Roger Neilson, even Colin Campbell. always treated people around them with respect, and probably didn’t get hammered publicly. Torts has lost that benefit of the doubt long ago.
but fair is fair. You can’t criticize him for scratching Richards, and in fact, that’s what you want in a coach … a guy who will make tough decisions for the good of the team (in this case, too late). He loved Drury, liked Rupp and Dubinsky, loved Prust and Anisimov. Didn’t let those emotions get in the way of making the right call on all of them.
JR – ” funny thing is I used to respect torts. I now unrespect him for his undeserved treatment of Richards. Everyone sees what happened. The whole thing is ludicrously hysterical”
Torts has a history of poking people in the eye. Giving the opportunity to poke back, most will. It’s to be expected.
Anyway, who cares what the elite Canadian Hockey media writes, prints or says about him. Poll the NY beat writers and Ranger fans who have been closest to the action and have witnessed the season first hand. I’m sure those results would be contrary to the “he done Richards wrong” lunacy spewing from north of the border. “It’s about time he put the team ahead of his personal friendship and loyalty to Richards” is probably more like what you’d hear down here. “Wasn’t $48M of Dolan’s fortune enough?”
Stemmer – one shift at a time. Rangers seem to prefer facing elimination. I am betting on Hank out pitching Task in game 5.
JR – “papa. Sorry but you are way off the path here. Richards doesn’t deserve what transposed in game 4. Anyone without a brain can see that.”
JR – “I played the game. I often know about stuff you can only imaginate. For one thing, I played the game.”
JR – “another thing, I played the game.”
JR – “no way the rangers can win any game if the bench Richards. Then we all will see the mistaken Torts for who he is. I played the game and I know stuff.”
Carp, I get it. I’d rather not lose any, but losing 48 is better than losing 60. That’s the kind of owner I’d like to work for.
Matteu, I find it really difficult to believe that Dolan is at the forefront of deciding who the Rangers should or shouldn’t target in FA. As someone said earlier, maybe the Knicks, not theRangers.
Does he authorize the allocation of finances? Most definitely. But I’m sure he doesn’t authorize or green light a zero return on his investment.
JR – “I would take pannger over hank and day. What has hank ever done?”
Was that some Joe Biden Washington DC ECO 101?
It must be great to work for an owner that lets you keep your job after you spend Eli Manning dollars for Mark Sanchez performance over two season.
$48,000,000 for two seasons! That is a firing offense if I have ever seen one.
No one is suggesting he scours capgeek.com to see who the available FAs are for next year. But for the big contracts he is very involved, does his diligence, and he makes the call. He is a big boy enough to know there are risks involved in giving a large long tern contract to a free agent.
When yours GM has a definitive CAP to work within, the only thing an owner can complain about is results.
Disagree with Norm, but love his biting satire.
Carp, tell Gross he cracked me up in that video….and to now chew gum :)
who are the two statutes next to Torts’ who were right in his face but said nothing?
Richards has big teeth
Coos, you couldn’t disagree with me if you tried.
Signor Bear, the language I was speaking was responded to by the resident “Italiano Scrivere”!
Tu si agitatore, Urso!
Carp, I am somewhat confused re: your most recent comments about the coach.
From past comments I was under the impression that you approved of him as a coach, but would not be taking a cruise with him anytime soon?
What’s it to be, good coach bad manners, or he doesn’t have high threshold of pain for media BS and pandering and should be fired?
Normy: You disagree with me. Your new name is agita. Pass the Tums.
JR – “who is the stupidest blogger here? Many of you quantify for that title. I played the game”
Play Richie in Boston? I say neigh.
JR – “norm – so what, Richards has big teeth. Is that a crime? Put a sock over it for the tenth time.”
When Richie put a tooth under his pillow as a kid, the tooth fairy left him $70,000.
Who was the tooth fairy, Slats or Dolan?
And did he split it with Torts?
JR – “norm – have you ever considered that everyone has parts of their autonomy that aren’t perfect?”
Richie’s 6 grade retainers had more steel the the 59th Street bridge.
Richie chose New York because someone told him it was the Big Apple.
The funny thing is (well at least to me ) when I’m playing men’s hockey and I screw up on the ice, turnover etc. I say to myself “Tort’s wouldn’t like that ” and I concentrate a little harder.
And he could live in Belmont.
These Richards tooth jokes have no bite
JR: “I decided to get clean. I joined Alcoholics Unanimous. Can’t figure out why everyone shows up drunk to the meetings.”
Gnaw, that’s not true
If Richards bit his lip he would be gone
We’re trying to make a mountain out of a molar.
Richie is dating Sara Toga.
Its not wise to tell Richards “eat me ”
Guys – quit horsing around!
His tooth fairy pilots a B54
Hay, knock it off!
Richards fighting it ‘tooth and nail’
Richie to proctologist: “I think I have a cavity.”
His teeth have 3 time zones
He had a funny looking Graze in his eyes.
Favorite Band….Hall and Oates
Norm is banging his head on his desk. :)
Uppers North America
lower south America
Richies fathers name….Willlllburrr!
have you seen Richards movie ?
Around the gums in 80 days
Likes to wear steel rim shoes.
Normie, we just having some fun.
Favorite show EEH ORE.
Richards lips take 2 hours to smile
Richie wanted to go to Colgate after high school, but his senior incisor told him he needed to brush up on some academics.
What’s up Doc? Anybody got a carrot?
Richie’s toothbrush is a 24 inch palmyra broom.
Nickname for his stick…..My Little Pony.
Richies teeth cleaning…..he runs through the car wash with his mouth open
Torts is going to give him a plaque for his services.
He Flosses with a blow torch
HEYYYYY , YOOOOOOOO , whhhooooooaaa ….ease up on the Canadian media folks . They are from Canada BUT , big BUT they don’t own Canada’s thoughts and certainly mine.
TSN canada crew are full of clowns. Seriously they purposly act the fool and are not representives of how other Canadians think. Darren Pang said to ” put a fork in us” cuz were done!!?? What an idiot , if hes Canadian…then that proves it . All Canadians don’t act that way ,little pip squeek Pang never watched a Ranger game and hes spouting that? In Canada we have free speech too and that guy is a moron.
Stop horsing around guys, Norm is getting pissed.
Richie became a Buddhist and refused novocaine for his root canal because he wanted to transcend dental medication.
Jeez, I go outside to do a little weeding, and I miss all the funny comedy jokes. Glad to know we’re all in touch with our inner adolescents here! But while we’re on the subject of Richards’ teeth, have you guys noticed how short Zuccarello is? Wait, we don’t hate him… I know, Del Zotto’s name sounds Italian! He probably likes to eat spaghetti!! Del Pizza! He eats big pizzas with his average-sized teeth! No wonder he can’t play hockey well!
Richards fav show…HEE HAWWW!!
You guy are too funny..Pappa bear ,cooscoos and one cups 2 hours to smile is LMAO ..loved it!!!
Torts to Richie…. Don’t bother bringing your saddle to the rink, we won’t be riding you tonight big fella.
Zuccs is so short that when he sits on a sheet of paper, his legs dangle.
little Zucc likes to climb on Ritchie and play giddy-up horsie in the locker room.
Richie to dentist: “How much is this gonna cost me?”
Dentist: “How much do you have?”
Richie: Sixty million.”
Dentist: “Well, that should just about cover it.”
Zucc is so short he’s only 2 inches taller than Tortorella, the other guy who likes pizza
C’mon, coos, pick up your game, we’re in OT! I’d help, but I’m busy chowing down with Mr. Richards, who popped over for a visit. At the moment he is is showing off to my kids out back, eating some corn on the cob through a chain link fence.
Ron McLean and Craig Button prove that as long as you’re on time for wardrobe and make-up, watching a few highlights is all it takes to get on the air and talk hockey.
I’ve been a fan of Brad Richards for years, a pros pro. He made a lot of fans in New York and New Jersey last summer, going above and beyond with his tireless work in the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, more of it off-camera than on. So much so that it made me wonder if (and this is in no way intended to criticize) that contributed in some small way to his slow start.
But to suggest that just because he is a great guy he should stay in the lineup tells you why Ron McLean is sitting next to Don Cherry and why Craig Button is sitting next to Kathryn Tappan.
Norm, stop horsing around. Is he really trotting around out back with the kids?
Torts won’t change horses in midstream going into game 5.
Sandy Relief, Schmandy Relief. Have you gotten a hold o’ them choppers? Get with the program, Romeo.
One of Brad’s crowns emptied Ft. Knox
70000 yards of twine for one flossing.
He played this season like it was his maiden race.
6 tubes of paste just for the upper right side.
Marchand’s nose and Brad’s teeth on Holik’s head and you are looking good….
Goes to Earl Schieb to get his teeth polished.
Papa, Tortorella likes pizza? who are you, Sergio Garcia?
forgot to add the (s) or the ;)
Hey don’t get me wrong, I like Richards, but Torts should have benched him in March and the Rangers better buy him out this summer.
Plus, you should never make fun of a Canadian’s teeth.
Brad could really take a bite out of crime.
Fuzzy Zoeller: “I don’t get it. Why is everyone picking on Sergio?”
Brad’s con Ed bill over $5000 every time he uses his electric brush.
Transcend dental medication? LOL
Coos, if that’s an original from your fertile mind you are wasting your time on this blog!
he’s so short you can see his sneakers in his driver’s license photo.
Brad chews gum – 500 packs at a time.
Carp, I like pizza too. :)
But Zucc just might be the tallest of the Hobbits.
....speaking of car seats “open the ******* windows, I need air”
Brad dating Sara Toga and took her to a Dion and the Belmonts retrospective.
LMAO Coos ;)
Torts “lets get one thing straight, when I get out of my car seat at night, brad Richards is a hell of a hockey player”
All yous are hysterical
Norm you okay?
Brad’s teeth cleaning lasts several months.
Norm – brad’s teeth are taller than torts.
If brad ever got hit in the face with the puck and lost teeth, he’d bleed to death.
I’m OK, Pops. Flossing my brain.
Brad thinks Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Tooth.
Brad works on the 5th floor and his teeth are on the 8th.
i just saw that transcend dental medication … and roflmao.
this is like the blog used to be. mucho j(g)ibberisho.
And wishes he were as good a hitter as Babe Tuth
Still thinks Babe Tooth was better than Roger Maris. Sorry, I’m running out of intelligence.
Brad vs Lion. You decide
& always great when the car seat (not Ovechkin’s) makes an appearance.
If only we could get a visit from Uncle Glennie or Capt. Clutch in the Clutchmobile with a new clutch.
Norm, you Carped me!
Okay, I’ll bite…no pun intended.
If the puck hits Richard’s teeth, splits in half and one piece goes in the goal and the other piece does not, is it a goal?
OK, it’s been fun, but there’s still enough light for me to head out and paint our white picket fence. Wait, that’s not a fence—it’s Brad and his family.
Brad killed a girl giving her a hickey in high school.
Richie got dropped by Sara Toga. Now dating Ginger Vitus.
Torts – “all you in the media can unstrap me from my seat and kiss my assen”
When brad was nursing as a baby, he accidentally bit his mom’s breast clean off….
Next up will be Ruth Canal
Torts – “what do you mean I can’t bring my car seat on the plane? Go **** yourself, you ******* piece of ****”
Brads favorite player growing up…Randy Moller
Daddy Richards hung a cuttle bone in Richie’s cage.
Who’s with me on the second-best Tiger ever, Al Kanine?
Richie known as an unbridled enthusiast of all things equestrian
He once hit an Incisor Park home run.
Richards fav cartoon GUMBY
Norms been corrupted.
Torts: Brad, I am going to sit you next game
Brad: Let me chew this over
Torts: Sorry, we don’t have time for that
Richie working with Victor Cruz on perfecting drop passes.
Richards teacher…”wipe that silly smile of your face. Oh…...Okay, try and put your lips together. Oh… ...ok…......Have you been to the dentist?
favorite game Tooth or Dare
favorite game show .”to tell the tooth ”
One giant tooth for Brad, One giant leap for mankind
Exorcising my big-tooth demons. I’ll get back to the snotty put-downs eventually.
Richards is on the endangered species list for his tusks
When Brad lies down, children mistake his teeth for piano keys
Richie’s favorite movie: Pulp Friction.
Brad’s favorite cartoon: Jabberjaw
favorite Book Moby Tooth
Favorite Band…Gums and Hoses
Brad Richards: favorite movies
‘The Elephant Man”
‘Count Dracula” ’
Big Bad Wolf’
Zucc to Ritchie.. “Even though you’ve been scratched, can we still play giddy-up horsey after the game tonight?”
New linemates for Richie: Perry O’Dontis and Can Ines.
If the Canadian Hockey writers could see us now!
Favorite baseball player: Oral Hershiser
Ritchie’s no one trick pony. He’ll land on his hooves again.
Favorite actor: Jeff Bridges.
He’s the creator of Facetooth
That horse is hung like Ritchie!
Richie is 3/4 British and quarter pole.
why the long face?
No more horsing around for me.
OSHA demanded that Richie’s car seat come equipped with a swirling spitting bowl and a paper cup.
Chara looks like a Llama on skates.
Rich didn’t get the Broadway Hat, but he got the Kentucky Derby.
My apologies—a hockey bit—back to tooth puns soon… As brilliant a poach as that was by Stepan last night, how much cooler would it have been if it had been Zook? Can you imagine the Chara quotes afterwards? “I didn’t see him. Hell, I still can’t see him.”
Chara’s neck looks like a horsethief who was cut down just in time.
Finally fav 60’s band Spooky Tooth , they really did exist
Carp , see you at confession tomorrow
Zuccs to Richie: “Can you front me a Starbucks, I’m a little short.”
Richie to Zuccs: [garbled]
I hope the Canadian Press will be all over the Canadian GMs when none of them get Richards this summer and he ends up in Tampa or Florida…or maybe back in Dallas.
Tooth for the price of one.
Tooth be damned
Tooth by land, oneth by sea
Tooth or consequences
One, tooth, three, four….
“You can’t handle the Tooth!”
You can’t handle the tooth
Tooth be told…
The tooth hurts.
You’d never tell Richards to “bite me”
“Sweet bird of Tooth.”
Brad needs 2 gallons of Novocain for every 5 minutes of dental work.
Always tell the tooth
They don’t use laughing gas for brad – but rolling on the floor in a fit of hysteria gas
Richie’s toothpick is a real pick.
Richie’s last backcheck came in ‘07 when he overdrew his Chase account.
Air Force Veteran to Richie’s tongue: “You every fly?”
Tongue: “No, but I’ve spent a lifetime inside enormous choppers.
You see, the Air Force veteran said…...
And then the tongue said….
A dejected Richie checks his phone, sees a text from Avery that reads:
“Me and Voros are hitting Mexico in July. You should come. Don’t bring your golf clubs.”
Go Ah twa go
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and richies tooths.
Who goes off-side more, Richies teeth, Marchands nose or Dirks Diggler.
Dirk – “are you hungry?”
Jesse St Vincent – “starving”
Dirk – “then feast on this”
Dirk Diggler as Brock Landon
Put Brad’s teeth on Chris Christie and imagine that girth – that’s a lot of chewing
Aliens use the glean off of Brad’s teeth to locate earth
Mt Everest 29,000 ft
Brad’s Molars 32,000 ft
When Brad began teething – 150 tubes of orthogel each night
Hey carp, how ya doing?
Dentist to brad’s mom – “his adult teeth are coming in too soon.
Brad’s mom – “these are his bay teeth”
Hi tony – what up?
Rangers get past Boston, rose and I are coming in for the next round
Looking forward to seeing you again!
Brad was biting his nails and ate his hand.
Tony – book your flight because its rangers vs Pens in ECF.
Great white shark upon seeing Brad surfing off Bodega Bay
“Nice – want to join me?”
Refresh, refresh, refresh,!!!
Rock and roll my brutha
Just like old times.. :)
Richards will sign with Boston next year, he wants to play with Tootha Rask.
Dave – or the LA Kings (for the crowns) or the SJ Sharks (kindred spirits)
Or the Buffalo Sabres Tooth Tigers.
They Shoot Horses, don’t they?
odds laying 150 to 1 Richards playing tomorrow in Boston
odds 15 to 1 Richards placing in the Belmont Stakes
Richards doesn’t wear a mouthguard…go figure
“And Richards is moving like a trendies machine”
SNation – rangers win game 5???
I say yes
Errrr, What’s Up, Doc?
Tommorow, Rangers pull one out by the skin of their Richies tooths.
Ode to Torts
They got little hands,
They walk around
Tellin’ great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet
They got little baby legs
That stand so low
You got to pick em up
Just to say hello
They got little cars
That go beep, beep, beep
They got little voices
Goin’ peep, peep, peep
They got grubby little fingers
And dirty little minds
They’re gonna get you every time
Well, I don’t want no short people
Don’t want no short people ‘round here.
courtesy of Randy Newman
Funny evening, Papa. Even Norm chimed in with Richie eating corn on the cob through a chain link fence and mistaking his white picket fence for the Richards family.
It’s Richards and and secretariat setting a tremendous pace and they’ve run 3/4 of a mile in 1:09 – Richards begins to pull away but secretariat won’t let em go, torts goes to the whip…. It’s Richards and secretariat neck and neck and at the mile in 1:34, turcotte urging his horse on, torts switching hands on the inside, it’s Richard by a tooth length beginning to open it up at a mile and a quarter in 1:59 it’s Richards beginning to make a move as he has a 3 tooth length lead ….. And down the stretch they come and it’s…...... Richards winning the belmont in 2:24 over secretariat by 5 tooth lengths…
I fear Norm has been corrupted Coos. So be it.
Just my take but ripping on Richards for a page worth of comments seems moronic. Guy didn’t hurt for care or class. I do believe he’s a good Ranger albeit a poor player THIS season… Feels like a filthy blog when Miami’s the optimist/nice guy. Lets go Rangers – pretty confident the series comes back to the Garden. Starting to believe a little magic is possible…
What has happened to Stuart?
Dudley – what do you expect from a bunch of 12 year olds?
Dudley Do Right. E3 knows his racing statistics. Man for all seasons.
Dudley-do-right has chimed in. Cheerio Dudley! ;p
And I am not a Mormon.
Well, I turn 13 in September….
game 5 will be nerve wracking.
But it IS a filthy blog. Can’t argue with that.
Kooz – you want to see an athlete? Youtube Belmont 1973.
And secretariat is moving like a trendies machine…
Smile Dudley. Like Richie.
My scotch is twelve year old. My brain is five.
Richie moves about as fast as a bowl-legged Secretary.
Dudley – today’s moronic is yesterday’s genius…
The mind is a terrible thing to baste, unless you like cervelle de veau.
Tomb – funny, I’m more relaxed going into game 5 than I have all series…by afternoon tho, I expect that to change…
The mind is a terrible thing on paste, which is why I eat crayons…
Fair enough. Go Rangers and here’s to hoping we tie it together today… Feel like we might pull the same “jam” that treated us so right in game 7 vs. the conspiracy theorists.
Dudley watch out for Sharks on that beach you’re on! Very sharp teeth.. Like guess who?
Ha – well played.
Call me crazy, but I think the rangers in 7 is what’s gonna happen…
eddie, I was there. Secretariat 1/10. Had the exacta. Twice A Prince, I think second. So many people bet Secretariat to win, he paid more to people who bet him to place. :))
Oh, what the hell. Brad’s never left a lasting impression
Call me mathematically challenged…., Rangers in 6
I have nothing personally against Richie Rich. Just don’t want him in my garden if he’s taking up room from a productive tomato plant.
My sister used to live on the street perpendicular to the backstretch ….
I suppose all the pressure is on Boston. But after hearing all ther “experts” say how the Rangers got lucky, Boston will easily win the next game, etc. I expect a bloodbath.
If we get a couple early goals…...... then I will start drinking.
Massachusetts will slide into the ocean if we ever pull this one off in 7.
Coos, now refering to Richie as a garden weed. Norm’s not gonna be happy.
Secretariat, slew, and affirmed… 3 triple crowns in 5 years…. Loved slew – but I had Alydar in every race against affirmed…
I got to meet one of Spectacular Bids offspring – beautiful horse…
eddie, re: your sister, friend of mine was a visiting writer resident at Yaddo (Saratoga). He was assigned a small cabin for August to write all day, but every afternoon all he heard was the roar of the crowd.
I saw alysheba run at Hollywood park – another beauty…
All the “experts” also picked us to go to the finals At the beginning of the season. Sounds like “bandwagon” experts to me :-)
There is nothing like the sound of that thundering herd as the roar down the stretch unless its the garden game 7, cup finals, national anthem….
I stepped in horse crap once in Central Park
Ria – I really think the rangers can do it. Tomorrow’s game (still Friday night here) can’t come soon enough…
Had Alydar in the Belmont, e. Thought he was due since all the other races were close and the extra distance would help. I think it might have been a photo finish. Rip up the tickets again!
if we don’t a couple of early goals, I will start drinking then too.
I guess I decided what I’ll be doing tomorrow.
I’ve been compared to a horse….
Two peanuts were walking through Central Park and one of them was a salted.
nicce teeth or nice eyeth?
perhaaps I should wephwase that.
I used to live three blocks diagonal to a glue factory
Kooz – that’s what I thought too…I bet a load to Alydar to win and Boxed them both in a $10 exacta – forget what it paid but it wasnt much….
“can I see her wun awound a wittle bit?”
I only have one leg… Can’t tell to look at me tho…
I used to live near a fire hydrant factory. Couldn’t find a place to park.
I just bought me a racehorse and I gotta take care of him. What do you feed a
I drive a stick – not easy with only 1 leg… But I get by ok…..
Torts: “Hey Ash, you’re not dressing and you’re on the books for a cool million. Muck out Richie’s stall, Slats says he’s checking out.”
Brad likes steak…. Steak I suppose…
Ok – I have to knock it off on the #19 jokes … Bad karma – dont need the bad energy 15 hours before game time….
I hope so e3. Yesterday get in the car what comes on the radio “Don’t stop believing” ,go to the market today get in the car ,radio on yup you guessed it the same song sang it all the way home. :-)) Think its an omen?
I like the word crotchety. Also titillating.
Believe and it will happen. A lot of money being bet on Boston – I’d take the rangers @ + 130….at the MGM mirage + 155
Joking? I’ve never been more serious.
One in the hand is worth two in the bush
Chara can pass for a Camel.
Who’s going to be in the World Serious?
Slit is my favorite word.
But can he pass through the eye of a needle? It’s a heavenly endeavor.
We need to make a trade with Van. They have grant clitsome – we need that guy…
Sanchez will pass for a bong.
Clitsome with pecker rimmer in net…. Babcock behind the bench
Who would want Stanley’s Cup, anyway? Filthy thing!
Buttman would like to change the name of the Stanley Cup to the Sidney Cup.
Zucc and Ritchie got caught playing Giddy-up Horsey in the locker room again today.
Game 5 – Ruukka task needs to let in a pair of softies…. To be up 2-0 in the second period and a 3-0 lead in games…..and be hypnotized by hags whiffle ball shot – will definitely mess with his head…
Mets rained out, postponed, tied after 8. Ike already has 4 K’s, going for more tomorrow in game resumption, then another 4 in regular game.
The garden won’t me so quiet I spose during a game 6.
Baseball makes no sense till September.
If Boston falls behind by two, they will try to goon it up with their big goons, but our mini- goons only fight at home when behind. We have a very sophisticated Dracula corps.
Dracula?? Richards is scratched tomorrow!!
Still haven’t received an answer on why MSG is so quiet. New acoustics, Wall Street takeover, or both?
I take that back – karma
One thing I’ll say, all of our pugilists (Dorsett, Ash, Haley) can skate. More than can be said for the pachyderm slugs other teams send out there.
Kooz – it wasn’t good for the hockey vibe to do a lets pray for the Oklahoma tornado victims – while we all feel bad and sympathize completely – lets go rangers just didnt have the same intensity during the anthem.
Dracula? hasn’t Richie sucked enough blood from this team?
You and I have said all along that newbs and the comet should be in the lineup.
Brass and Nash make some slick passes. Better things are on the horizon if we can solidify our final 2 D.
The D needs major upgrades. McD and Moore are keepers… Girardi if he stays upright…. The other 3 are useless…
I think it’s brass with cally and hags… Step Nash and the kid…
Good point about the “prayer.” Every game could have a prayer about something. If MSG were sincere, they’d just have a ten second announcement that 20% of the night’s gross receipts would go to victims and leave it at that.
I want Richie back in. We gotta ride him as far as we can.
Would have loved to see Newberries and Haley all year. Combined with Dorsett, no matter where they are in the lineup. It keeps the opposition constantly on edge, which, as Martha Stewart says, is “a good thing.”
I want to gouge my eyes with a fork.
If we can squeeze by this series with Hammer and Eggs on D, it will be a miracle.
I think it’s a great 4th line. Next year – pyatt out miller in…. Ash out – one of the swedes in
Del zotto needs a trade-o
It would nearly be orgasmic if they can pull it off tomorrow…
That casket is creaking?
Torts is close to the team he wants, but until the D is re-arranged and Pyatt, for one is replaced with someone who functions like him, but with some speed and hands, and the DelZ experiment is ended, he won’t have it. Newberries should have replaced Richards long, long ago. Coach is delighted with the new arrivals, Dorsett, Moore, and Clowe.
You mentioned the fork. I thought it was your ability to see things that haven’t yet happened but are about to.
I’m holding a crucifix and reading ‘Elegy in a Country Graveyard.’
The fork comment was in response to papa wanting more Richards…
Forgot about Clowe – hopefully he heals thyself and comes back healthy next year….
If prayers work, some few should be reserved for him (and for us, needing his services.)
What a lousy break, just as he was up for an extended contract.
Wow, it’s 3 AM? I have a meeting at noon. Entertaining jibberish and seriosity today. Buonanotte!
If anyone gots a problem with my hubby our home address is
25 P/A/R/R/Y R/O/A/D
I may just come to ny anyway, wtf
I miss ranger games on tv!
I saved lots of money on playoff tickets
But I don,t care
I coming back to ny anyway
I need a pizza!!
Mama, when you comin back to AZ to visit me again
The dogs miss you!
We all miss you!mama, when you come bring me a pizza please
And bring carp
Moly 105 degrees here today!