Happy Fffriday while ya boys play golfff in Banff


Because you need a new fresh post, here is the remaining Rangers roster in camp, minus Derek Stepan, of course:


Goal (3):           Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot

Defense (13):  Conor Allen, Stu Bickel, Michael Del Zotto, Justin Falk, Dan Girardi, Tommy Hughes, Aaron Johnson, Ryan McDonagh, Dylan McIlrath, John Moore, Marc Staal, Anton Stralman, Danny Syvret

Forward (23):   Arron Asham, Brian Boyle, Derick Brassard, Ryan Callahan, Derek Dorsett, Jesper Fast, Carl Hagelin, Micheal Haley, Marek Hrivik, Michael Kantor, Chris Kreider, Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg, Brandon Mashinter, J.T. Miller, Dominic Moore, Rick Nash, Benoit Pouliot, Darroll Powe, Taylor Pyatt, Brad Richards, Andrew Yogan, Mats Zuccarello


PS, I’m looking for a volunteer to review the Friday preseason finale in Vegas. It’s the fourth game in fight nights and I’m not in good enough shape to do that many (s). So if you’re interested, drop me an email at rcarpini@lohud.com … and watch out for crickets on the ice.


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  1. Lots of ffflooding in Banfff. Thought it was a nice idea of Sather to do a charity tourney there. Then I learned his wifffe came up with it, keeping Glenny’s streak alive of not having a good idea yet.

  2. *FRESH* Isles Tweet!

    @KatieStrangESPN 4m

    #Isles Isles announce Cal Clutterbuck will miss 4-6 weeks with a leg laceration

  3. Laceration is a really, really cool word. Good point. What are some awful words? I hate the words “log” and “moist”.

  4. Gravy, Just Gravy on

    It’s Log, it’s Log
    It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.

    It’s Log, it’s Log
    It’s better than bad, it’s good.

  5. That’s what I think of too, Gravy.

    “What rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs, and over your neighbor’s dog?”

  6. Gravy,

    Rob in Beantown posted the answer to the question you asked about iphone use. If you “click” the time stamp under the last post before you refresh, it will return it to that post. Its a beautiful thing, no more double thumbing for this guy!!

  7. Seee, great story about removing each others’ helmets! On a similar note, Arizona asked the Dodgers (about to clinch) to not celebrate on the field. Obeying the request, they all jumped into the Chase Field swimming pool in the outfield.

  8. Instead of spending $221 million on payroll, the Dodgers should have spent $40 million on payroll and another $10 million co-opting a few umpire crews.

  9. why do i feel that this ranger season will be a debacle from day one. i mean step wants 3.5 rangers 3 mil. meet halfway and get on with it.

    how many wins we get on this trip minus cally hags and step perhaps. 3 of 9.

    i would sign now for 8 of 18 pts to start season.

  10. “Andy Pettite is retiring today.”

    Yeah right. For the effing 3rd time? Must of run out of juice again.

  11. predicted order of finish by nhl xm radio hosts right now on air


    that said rangers caps in 2-3 matchup in 1st round again. pens isles again.

    caps in 5
    pens in 7

  12. 8 – 10 points to start on the road trip, is what I’m hoping for. If they can pull that off, that would be a decent enough start. Just have to keep within reach until November. I do expect the pattern of sweating out points in early April to continue.

  13. Bickel is the most underrated -defenseman- -forward- player in the NHL. Too bad he can’t fight a lick.

  14. Pettite will have to answer to St. Peter for lying to protect Clemens. Time for a Rupp prayer meeting.

  15. Sather defends drafting of Jessimen, says it was a good and necessary learning experience for his young scouting staff….# Satherisahockeygenius

  16. News alert… Kristo has disappeared into the snow capped mountains of Banfffff. Last seen around midnight heading north with a Colt 40 oz, no shoes.

  17. There’s a kid Sather drafted beating the bushes in the minors, Tommy Cockerspaniel. Another one of his hidden gems.

  18. Cockerspaniel was drafted on recommendation from former coach Torts. Said the kid has great pedigree.

  19. Rob in Beantown on

    They really jumped in the pool after clinching the playoffs? That’s embarrassing. But I guess its to be expected in baseball, those guys shower each other in champagne after each playoff round.

  20. Papa Bear

    Could you elaborate on the pitiful experience you must endure, presumably being a Mets, Jets, and Rangers fan?

  21. Could be worse you could live and die with rangers and eagles like me. Two organizations who never win.

  22. After all the love and chances Torts gave Richie, Richie says he “reached out” but no one reached back. Tells me that Torts surmises that Richie was his Brutus at the end.

  23. fwiw
    Hank is going to be on the cooking show
    “The Chew”
    on Monday

    wonder if he’ll make $19
    roast beef sandwich?

  24. Flyers are in town for their mini camp. Braydon Coburn just stopped into my store, nice guy, we talked fishing which is what my business is and yada, yada, yada he is leaving I tell him “have a great season” he says thanks, and then I hit him with “unless you’re playing the Rangers”
    His answer “Oh no”

    Big whoop, I know, but cool for me.

  25. Stranger Nation on

    Comment of the day:

    “why do i feel that this ranger season will be a debacle from day one.”


  26. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I thought banff was the sound nightcrawler made when he transported…wait, that was bamf, nevermind.

  27. Big Buff iffy on joining Banff, miffed at paltry offer, rumored fifty over five, tells them to stuff it. Leaves in a huff.

  28. Really happy so many people have switched over to Gmail. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve typed homtail over the years. Fffrustrating.

  29. CARP—-Glad I wasn’t the only one who thought of the Burglar of Banff-fff-fff, aka Paul Lynde. He was on TV when Jean Ratelle, Ed Giacomin, Jim Neilson, Rod Seiling Brad park and Rod Gilbert were on the Rangers.

  30. Rob in Beantown on

    It could be worse. You could be a Chicago Cubs fan like me. The only team I picked right was the Giants

  31. Fungible is a good word. tc03 used it the other day describing Brian Boyle as a Fungible fourth liner. He may be replaceable or easily exchanged but he is no mushroom.

  32. Papa Bear

    Banffff, where women are women and men prefer sheep.
    September 20th, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    ‘Ewe and the night and the music
    fill me with flaming desire,
    Setting my being completely on fire!
    Ewe and the night and the music
    thrill me, but will we be one
    After the night and the music are done?’

  33. did you guys see what Barch, and Gallant did last night? they removed the other guys helmet so neither would get the extra penalty for removing your helmet. fighting really is becoming a farce .

  34. LMAO, COOS. What do you do with a little time, left in your life from posting, considering your encyclopedically variegated person, knowledge and multiple talents?

  35. There was a study done of non English speaking folks where the linguist group polled them on their favorite English words. Their two favorites?

    1. Carcinoma
    2. Cellar Door

  36. But on the other hand, that fight is getting more press than anything that has happened in the pre-season so far.

  37. My favorites 2 are:
    since everyone in my family is if not in medical, than in philosophical field (except me).

  38. 4ever – Philosophers search for a lifetime at midnight in a dark cellar for a black cat which isn’t there. A theologian finds the cat.

  39. 4ever, to answer your question, I sit it front of this Apple twelve hours a day (and night) writing long fiction on Word. When I get stymied, I flip to Rick’s Place. As you can see, I’m too often stymied. :)

  40. Five or six days and nights in Banffff without a game makes for golf, beer, fishing, and comraderie. If it works and builds cohesiveness, Slats and Dolan will treat them every year.

  41. Have a good weekend Boys!!!

    Don’t forget to check out College Game Day on Saturday Morning, on ESPN.

    I still can’t believe they came to FARGO!!!

    We will have to fire up the wood chipper from the movie…. YA there you betcha :)

    Yes – I will be the LONE fan in Sioux gear, and not the Bison :)

    The only Bison I have is the BONEHEAD I bought for Carp on my wall in my office.

  42. In days of old
    When knights were bold
    And toilets weren’t invented,
    They left their load
    Beside the road
    And walked away contented.

  43. Here I sit in smelly vapors,
    Someone stole the toilet paper.
    How much longer shall I linger
    Till I’m forced to use my finger?

  44. Oh My God. That was impressive. Fifty minutes, congratulations boys.

    Papa, your my boy, but three dimensional skidmark is my readers choice winner.

  45. Midway, his last resistance yielding, he allowed his bowels to ease themselves quietly as he read, reading still patiently that slight constipation of yesterday quite gone. Hope it’s not too big bring on piles again. No, just right. So. Ah! Costive. One tabloid of cascara sagrada

  46. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Gigi, on the sopranos, died of a massive MI, on the bowl during an O ring eruption….Pushing brown Daisies.

  47. If Downtown Julie Brown married Martin St. Louis, she’d be Downtown St. Louis. I think I told yiz that.

  48. Batman used to say “Good Stuff.’ Now, he says, ‘Aahhh, the night crew.’ That shows how much we have deteriorated.

  49. Del Zotto got off the plane and the sign said Banff left. So he got back on the plane and flew back to NY.

  50. Don’t fret. Jints will improve. Any two RBs should get 100 yards between them, and Eli will put up the numbers.

  51. Hey E3. Just checking in to see what’s happening. Someone has to stop all this jibberish. It’s just wrong! : )

  52. By the way-
    Rangers colors: red white and blue
    USPS colors: red white and blue
    Coincidence? Yeah, probably. : )

  53. Torts: “Kess, I need to you play with more bite this season.”

    Ryan Kessler: “Are you talking about my mouthguard, coach?”

  54. Leaf’s coach to Grabovski: ‘When I told you to play with more bite, I didn’t mean it literally. You know the word ‘literally?’

  55. Well, I guess I’d better sign off now. You know ol’ Eddie Johnstone needs his beauty sleep. How else do you think I stay so good looking?

  56. e3, I think Nash could use some, too, as well as Brass. ala Mess and Graves, but he has to skate. Matter of fact, Richie might play with more grit if Dorsett was on the ice with him. (Might)

  57. Nash – Richards – Kreider
    Zuccarello – Brassard – Boyle
    Dorsett- Moore – Pouliot
    Haley – Powe – Pyatt

    My brain hurts…

  58. Richie sure knows how to find open ice, since he avoids all contact, and Nash draws a crowd, so if… Wishful thinking.

  59. If he gets 40, that’ll be awesome. Just can’t disappear in big games or in the playoffs…guy has a lot to prove and he wants to prove it…

  60. you guys quit already? not in mid season shape I guess.

    I think you need a Torts training camp.

    No damn tweets either.

    I guess its OK for hockey to start, we had the first frost last night. sunflowers and nasturtiums are done.

    Remember that darn Twitter is nothing but trouble.

  61. “Are you interested in joining? The benefits are terrific. The trick is not to get killed. That’s really the key to the benefit program.”

  62. “I’m pacifist by nature with a deep Quaker belief in the sanctity of human life. I wish I had a choice but to kill you.”

  63. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hall of Fame players don’t need no preseason to get ready. Which, by the way, is why I’m surprised Brassard is playing…

  64. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    Buon Giorno Carp! Just checking in. Welcome back to “the night crew”. You were sorely missed.

  65. Ria, like Richie Rich, we were a bit rusty, having spent off off season in contract negotiations rather than conditioning drills. :)

  66. Can’t decide whether to get some work done today or to search for Sioux in front of some bar in Fargo.

  67. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    What up Ria?

    The call of the fall. Leaves be turnin, smoke im burnin, cream be churnin, subjects i be learnin, livin in Mt Vernon


  68. Jesus is bringing rain and my nasturtiums are frosted. His way of telling me don’t bother with the Saturday yardwork. Thank you, Jesus.

  69. Ria( the silent bonehead) on

    Isn’t rust in the “brown” family of colors? LOL I really missed you guys. e3 hope the misses is feeling better. Did she have surgery?

  70. “He was pathetic, made me want to throw up, sucked like a baby with a bottle, played like garbage, a $60 million dollar bust. Don’t put words in my mouth. If you guys want to write something bad about the guy, kiss my azz.”

  71. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ria – physical therapy 4 times a week. No surgery yet. Knee is still unstable. Still some slight pain and swelling. Bit wobbly. Her ortho would prefer not to cut… She is in great shape (runs and swims) which has helped as her muscles are strong…but she hasn’t done much these last few months other than PT and twice daily exercises to strengthen it. Thx for axing

  72. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Apparently, someone on the Nucks staff built some lifts into the car seat. Torts’ head now visible from the outside as it’s window level. He still can’t reach the window buttons however. That must be controlled from the front seat.

  73. We come out of the first 10 games with 32 points at 16-0-0, clinch a playoff birth and start resting the King for the playoffs.

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