Rangers-Lightnings in review



1) Ben Bishop. Holy shishkebob, does this guy own the Rangers? He allowed one goal and his goals against average went up and save percentage went down. He came in at 0.89 with a .970 save percentage in four starts. He’s now 5-0 with two shutouts against the Rangers. Another Team USA snub, though, as many have pointed out, if Team USA needs its third goalie, forget about a medal.Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers

2) I never believed height was a big advantage in goaltending — and I’m not accusing this guy, because he’s really good — until they started wearing 70 cubic yards of upper body equipment and glove, which allows them to play on their knees and still eclipse the top half of the net. It’s a major edge. Again, I’m not saying his equipment is any bigger than anybody else’s. But when you’re 6-foot-7, more of your equipment covers more net when on your knees than a 6-1 or 6-2 or even 6-4 goalie.

3) That all said, I though the Rangers played well enough to win this game even with Bishop playing that way. Daniel Carcillo hit a crossbar, Ryan McDonagh a post, the power play had a ton of chances. No matter what happened before or after, though, the 2-1 goal, off a center-ice faceoff, nine seconds after the tying goal, cannot happen. CANNOT.

4) Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said it was a set play that the Rangers had discussed and shown video in the morning, because Tampa had used it in a recent game, and had tried it again just a few shifts prior to that play. “That was certainly disappointing,” Vigneault said. “Two mistakes on it. One, a forward going out to their D and giving them that time, and our D (Michael Del Zotto and John Moore) not picking up their forward. Two simple reads.” Not sure if he meant Benoit Pouliot or Mats Zuccarello up front, but it was clearly Del Zotto more than Moore on the back end.

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers5) The call on Ryan Callahan before the tying goal. That’s a tough one. Eric Brewer lifted Callahan’s stick into Bishop’s mask. It was typically quiet in the building and you could hear the contact from the bridge — you really could — and Bishop sold it. Not saying he faked it, but he went down. Callahan is responsible for his stick. I don’t think the referee had to call it if Brewer did indeed lift it — and he did. Callahan said Brewer admitted it.

6) Henrik Lundqvist. Wow. I actually saw some comments about a soft goal? A power play blast that deflected off Brian Boyle, and a breakaway on which he went for the poke and didn’t get it. You could argue that he might have stopped one of those. But soft? Seriously? I think this game can still be a positive in his progression recently.

7) Lundqvist obviously has a lot of confidence in that mask. He deliberately took a full-on slapper right off the grill. I don’t know why he does it. But he’s comfortable doing it, so …Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers

8) Another goal for Brad Richards, who was again involved. He scored the 1-0 goal off good cycle by Callahan and Carl Hagelin, after a really good shift by Zuccarello-Derick Brassard-Pouliot.

9) Chris Kreider had some chances early, including a breakaway back-hander on which Bishop made a pretty good left pad save. Another good game for the rookie, and for his linemate Rick Nash. That’s the Daily Nash-O-Meter for today.

10) Cam Talbot gets one of the back-to-backs this weekend, unless Vigneault gives him the Detroit game and lets Lundqvist go back-to-back. I think he plays in Ottawa Saturday.

11) That was Game 48, which is the same as the entire number of games last season. Last season the Rangers had 56 points and finished sixth. This season they have 51, and are tied for seventh. Last season, they hadn’t even begun the season at this point, with their Jan. 19 post-lockout opener.

12) Hey, a quick whistle went the Rangers’ way. That’s two now by my unofficial count.

13) A couple of things. We’re looking at a Friday noon Live Chat. I’ll follow up with definites as we go on this week. Also, as suggested by some of youse earlier in the day, I asked Dave Maloney if he would join us for a future Live Chat and he said he’d be happy to do it. Big fan of the blog, he is.

My Three Rangers Stars:Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers
1. Carl Hagelin.
2. Ryan Callahan.
3. Henrik Lundqvist.
Kenny Albert’s Three Rangers Stars:
1. Brad Richards.
2. Henrik Lundqvist.
3. Ryan McDonagh.
Your poll vote for Three Rangers Stars:
1. Henrik Lundqvist.
2. Mats Zuccarello.
3. tie, Brad Richards and Ryan McDonagh.

Photos by Getty Images.

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  1. The highlights were mostly rangers – so it seems as if ice was going there way a bit.

    It goes to show how good you need to play – even when you are playing well.

    Keep building … :)

  2. Air Canada center here I come…any good Carp….btw need a trade scoring n grit Nash n Giardi or Staal for Kane n Buff. Need not to get abused

  3. Rob in Beantown on

    Caught the last half of this one at a bar. Left my hotel room and the Rangers were winning 1-0. Got there five minutes later and they were losing 2-1. Guess I missed the whole game.

  4. We lose this game in 9 seconds…MDZ all but came out of his skates on that second one…I thought Nash slipped back in this one….jeez 9 seconds…I barely get two breaths in 9 seconds…Staal made some really nice plays..Henrik was solid…played OK as a team…similar efforts will earn us points. As for Maloney joining the chat….did you grill him like the fiance in Diner to be sure he’s up on Honeymooner, Seinfeld and other non-hockey key reference points?

  5. Funny incident in this game – refs needing to check with Toronto to determine if THEY blew the whistle. The Maloney was all over them for that.

  6. Nice write up, Carp, but I respectfully disagree on the level of play…the Rangers seemed to be trying hard, but not focused…a lead indicator of regression? Not certain yet, but not a good sign. Was not just unlucky bounces. Yes, they were embarrassed on that one center ice face off, but that should not have determined the final outcome. Liked Staal’s resurgence, he’s using his stick effectively again. MZA’s energetic, creative play is a constant.

  7. Richards buy out is inevitable and necessary going forward, Other…not sure if your comment was simply sarcastic

  8. The Other Peter on


    you assume that management acts rationally. they do not.

    I am not advocating Richards, just predicting.

  9. Richards has to be bought out because of the penalty of him retiring even 1 or 2 years earlier than the contract end date. Even if his play didn’t drop off too much.
    He’s been better than I expected this year, even though he gets little credit for it.

  10. No-one knows whats going on in Glen’s head – I hope Richards’ improved play isn’t distracting from the longer term cap penalty that could transpire if the buyout isn’t exercised – but you’d assume Jeff Gorton is aware and ready to push Slats in the right direction. But at the same time, JT Miller and/or Brassard need to be ready to take over that role and we’d need a new point man for the PP (as I agree with Carp, Richie has been good in that role this season so far)

  11. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    If sather’s goal is to win the cup players have to moved.. the team is still to soft.
    If sathers goal is sell nyr sweaters keep the roster as is.

  12. Stranger Nation on

    Slatsko; JD, we need to buy out our leading scorer Brad Richards

    JD: Wha? Why would we do that? He is our leading scorer, so he must be our best player.

    Slatsko: I see your point, but it’s your money so you make the call.

    JD: Want to hear my new disc?

  13. One comment I think Uncle Larry made today was: because the Knicks look like they will miss the playoffs, Dolan will put pressure on Sather to make a move to ensure one of his teams make the playoffs. (not a word for word quote!)

  14. Carp, I thought the pace was a little slow last night but the Rangers did have allot of odd man chances.

    There is the old saying you need to put in a 60 minute effort. Here is an example of what I thought was a 59 minute effort.

    Let’s go Rangers!

  15. Sather Must Go! on

    Good write up, good game. their goalie (and posts) beat Rangers goalie (and posts)… Cally paying so much better, but MZA is really playing at a a high level.did h take a couple of “runs” at 6’7′ Hedman? ..every game he is involved in great scoring chances.. I just wonder what his ( RFA) contract will look like.

    Stepan and del z have been trouble spots all season.. And step is not providing the added grit/intangibles can make up for their lackmof production (ie. Duby after ge signed his deal)

  16. Carp:

    I posted the other day about the PP. Is the improvement attributable to coaching?

    Here is something to consider. In the last full year of the NHL 2011-2012 when our coaches were switched..

    Vancouver 4th on the PP in the NHL
    NY Rangers 23rd on the PP in the NHL

    I know it is only have a season.. but.

    NY Rangers are 6th on the PP in the NHL
    Vancouver Canucks are 22nd on the PP in the NLH


  17. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Hey Doodie, Booby wanted to be a *King Of Metal* underling or something. What’s your feeling on that?

  18. Good morning, boneheads!

    Good review, Carp. I’m not going to get upset about this loss. This is what it must’ve felt for all these years when teams were facing NY, playing a solid game, generated plenty of chances, and yet lost the game because Hank stopped everything. Well, Bishop did it to NY this time. Move on. I do think that their defensive play was as good as it was the last 4-5 games, but they surely generated enough to win this one. And Hank was very solid.

    I don’t think I would count this game as a great one for Rick Nash, though. I thought he regressed a bit last night.
    Richards, however, continues to be good, and last night he was involved in more physical plays than I’ve seen him in awhile.

  19. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    He also wants a *cool* title involving the word _Moat_ or perhaps _Dungeon_

  20. iDoodie Machetto on

    My initial thought is that as King of Metal, you should rule autocratically.

    But if you’re looking for an advisory opinion, having minions and worshippers can be very metal, but it has to be brutal. Otherwise it’s just like having Beliebers, which is totally lame and not metal.

  21. iDoodie Machetto on

    On the breakaway goal, I think Lundqvist was surprised at how good that kids hands were. That last second switch to tuck it under was really smooth.

  22. jimG the desertrat on

    Wow, I thought every one would be all over mdz for that colassel brain fart, we are so fogiveng. Moments in time aaaarg

  23. I’m a bookkeeper’s son
    I don’t want to shoot no one
    Well I crossed my old man back in Oregon
    Don’t take me alive

    Got a case of dynamite
    I could hold out here all night
    Yes I crossed my old man back in Oregon
    Don’t take me alive

  24. I’m glad for MDZ that he was switched back to his “natural” side. it sure gave him a great view of the 2nd goal.

  25. Good review, as always. There were still a lot more positives in this game than negatives. The top guys still generated chances, and Lundqvist made a lot of good saves. *No* soft goals. Bishop outplayed him, but had to be great to do so. The important thing is to not let this loss turn into a losing streak.

    I’m a big Stepan supporter, and I think he can be a 65 point de facto #1, but he has not been making good decisions most of this season. He’s had some good games during this stretch, but the consistency isn’t there. His defensive and PK play has still been solid. Though, that’s not *important* to some posters.

  26. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    We were beaten by the hotter goalie lsst night. That will happen sometimes.

    But one belated Christmas wish. Now that the power play has improved, can they PLEASE work on improving their 2-on-1’s? The only thing worse than a 2-on-1 is a 3-on-1. It’s terrible, and if Zucc is one of the two (and I love him), count on a pass.

  27. What the *heck* was *Del* *Z*otto thinking on that play?!

    Oh *well*, although we *lost*, I can’t be *disappointed* with our team’s *play*. It was a fun game to *watch*, and we had *plenty* of chances to win. *Bring* on the Red Wings.

    *Carp*, any chance we see *Red* jerseys versus *Blue* jerseys on Thursday?

    Also, really hope *Dave Maloney* stops by a *Charp*. That would *make* my day. He’s *awesome*. Should we *warn* him about THE Miami Pimp? Maybe Don Maloney *IS* Miami Pimp?

  28. Gravy,
    Stepan is having a hard time keeping up with the speed the Rangers now play with. he is a smart player, so he is able to contribute some on offense, but not to the level of last year. with the team the way is now, I would switch Stepan, and Brassard. Brassard is fast enough to keep up with Nash, and Kreider.

  29. When he makes plays like that, we should refer to him as *MotZ* (Michael of the Zotto). Like *applesauce* for brains.

  30. bull dog, I think there’s some merit to that theory, but he did play with Gaborik, who was still a really good skater. That said, I wouldn’t breakup up the Pouliot – Brassard – MZA unit. They are *exquisite*.

  31. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    I was at the game. I hear the crowd on Sunday was engaged pretty well.

    This was the FIRST game this year that I have heard a SPONTANEOUS, non-fake noise generated “Let’s Go Rangers” chant with about 4 minutes to go!! Despite the lack of knowledge of many of those down below, and despite the fact it was started in 222, it meant something to me.

    Last night’s loss was a WELL PLAYED game against a team we would normally have lots of trouble with (big team, and Bishop). We peppered him. We directed the play. We peeled off many scoring ops. Just didn’t get it by him. We skated well. Hank was good when he needed to be, except for that poke that was a gamble he lost on.

  32. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Wow, Yergs. That is some *awesome* work with *all* the *bolding*

    Very, *very* impressive.

  33. he played with Gaborik, but they played a different style. the way they play now requires a lot of skating. not Stepan’s strong point.

  34. Agreed, bull dog. But, once they’re set up in the zone, he should be able to make some plays. And he has gotten points on the PP, just not consistently.

  35. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    Our PP was excellent last night. No, it didn’t score. But it was excellent.

    I also am quite pleased to see guys on the PP that don’t need to be the first line on 5 on 5.

    We have 4 balanced lines (of varying quality, and not the best quality, but….oh..well!!).

    We have a real 4th line that is crafty enough to play with other teams’ fourth line (that was a reason the Derbils knocked us off in 2012). And Boyle’s back where he belongs on it.

    I like this vision. I like the balance. We could still use some playable toughness.

  36. Matty, I believe you meant the PP is *exquisite*. I’m all for playable toughness, but I’m not sure who would come out of the lineup right now.

    I don’t know it it’s *Carcillo*, or if I’m just noticing it more, but the *team* does seem to be getting into more *scrums* after the whistle since they acquired him. And not just when he’s on the ice.

  37. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    Gravy @ 9:46, totall vibin’. Those 3 are playing well together. MAZ has shown he can play with others, but there’s something with Brass and Pouillot, where they compliment each other (which is great) but they also don’t fit in well with anyone else on the team. Perfect!!!

    36-16-67. A solid, creative line!!!

  38. I don’t see last night as a moral victory because of the way they played.

    Tampa was 3 games in 4 nights including flying in from Columbus the night before.

    They will have to be better just to get into playoffs.

  39. thinking about it a little more, I would switch all 3 centers. Brassard for Stepan. Stepan for Richards, and Richards for Brassard. Stepan played really well with Cally, and Hagelin last year.

  40. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I *appreciate* your *allegiance* to the *cause* of Metal, including Death, *Black*, Thrash and all other forms. *Together* we shall *dominate* the planet!

  41. Definitely, Matty. There has to be a line name around with there being *two* French-Canadians and an Italian from *Norway*.

  42. *Cap Geeked* – while this is true, don’t forget, they lost the night before and were hungry, yet the Rangers still out-played them. By a long shot actually. Unfortunately, *Bishop* played like an actual holy man.

  43. Yup, was just going to say it, bull dog. Except I’d keep Brassard/MZA/Pouliot intact, especially since the play PP together. But I’d switch Stepan with Richards.

  44. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    *Norway* is the home of some *awesome* metal and some *awesome* Viking Lore. The *two* are not entirely *exclusive* of each other.

  45. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    This Day In METAL ?@thisdayinmetal Jan 15th, 1995 @accepttheband released the album “Predator”#Accept #HeavyMetal pic.twitter.com/uEiEYwbcpT

    *Accept* is an awesome band with a sick *girl* sounding male *singer*. They released an awesome *comeback* album about *two* years ago. It’s *reminiscent*

  46. Doodie Machetto on

    MZA hasn’t really put up any points 5 on 5 lately. Just 3-3-6 in his last 18. Likewise for Brassard, who is only 1-4-5 in his last 20 at ES, and just 3-8-11 for the season. Puliot’s numbers are similar, but considering he doesn’t have particularly high numbers over the entire season, there isn’t really much of a difference between ES and PP, except that run where he scored 4 PPGs in 5 games.

    Stepan has completely disappeared from the scoring column.

  47. *VIKING* list time

    Dimmu Borgir
    *Carpatian* Forest
    Enslaved — For *Manny*


  48. DZ’s play was awful. It was also the first even strength goal he’s been on the ice for post switch / this month. It happens.

  49. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    Thinking that, too, Gravy!! And it’s not like they are big, but they play bigger together. Some great creativity going on there!

  50. Doodie Machetto on

    I think I probably keep Richards where he is. That line is scoring pretty consistently lately, and I have thought since two years ago that Hagelin is the key to getting Richards going offensively.

  51. I don’t see why we don’t need to get Nash and Kreider away from each other. We have two big forwards and both are far more effective with the puck on their stick. Split them.

  52. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    *Enslaved* rules. Absolutely Rules. How can you *hate* on *Progressive* metal that combined *Viking* folk lore!? I will be seeing them on *February* 4, 2014 perform with *Amon Amarth*

    That new *Borknagar* album is *terrific* actually. *Embarrassed* at how much I *like* it.

    Don’t forget about:

    Holy Blood
    SkeletonWitch <– Also playin 2.4.2014
    Heavy *Load* (that's their *real* name)
    Fi'mbulvntr (which is a take on the *FimbulWinter*)

  53. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Wasn’t someone on this blog supposed to be *in charge* of that whole *Onion Factor* thing? Somebody really dropped the ball on *that*.

    Also, *Rob* has totally stopped telling us about how *attractive* our players are. What’s *up* with *That*?

  54. I’d switch Brass and Step now. Maybe some hobbit *wizard* magic could get Step going offensively.

  55. Perfect day: Listening to 311 with my best friend Anton Stralman while drinking a warm Bud Light

  56. Yev, it’s no coincidence. The previous head coach and assistant coach didn’t have a clue about the PP.

    Vancouver’s PP stunk last year, too, with all that skill, if I’m not mistaken.

    So I’m giving credit to Arniel for the turnaround, and also to AV for figuring out that Zuccarello, Brassard and Pouliot (though I think you could put Kreider or Callahan in Pouliot’s spot and be just as effective) are the No. 1 PP unit, and that McDonagh can handle some PP minutes.

    Also giving credit to Richards for playing the point far, far, far better than he did last year, and better than he did the year before, also.

  57. Don’t really have a big problem with that loss last night. The boys have been playing very well and it was definitely a winnable game. The 5 minutes to start the 2nd period coupled with a bad call on Cally and BOOM! The rest of the game we were the far better team. They have to now, not let this loss change the way they have been playing. Can’t second guess anything and just keep playing the same way as they have been. Man, the PP unit with Zucc and BenWa is just beautiful. Looks like the damn Red Army the way they move the puck around. I kept thinking all game that we would come back and at least get a point, but we didn’t. After the game I thought about it, and just a few weeks ago, none of us would have even thought we had a chance after going down by a goal. They are turning the season around, but you are still going to lose games, and last night wasn’t a bad loss. We have three against the Islanders and one against the Devils this month, two being the stadium series. Those four games are going to be HUGE in terms of getting points within our division. I really think this time leading up to the Olympics is very important to every team. Have to pile up as many points as possible.

  58. I don’t think I would start with the line shuffling following a game where we produced so many scoring chances.

  59. One thing that stood out last night, one of few negative points, was what a Johnny-Stonehands Boyle is. He’s a great 4th liner, PKer and face-off guy but yeesh, in front of the net twice without too much pressure and flubbed a pass and spooned a shot. Did Barb Underhill teach him to shoot also, ‘cos he’s definitely lost his 2011 shooting mojo.

  60. Torts said repeatedly that he didn’t believe in coaching power play he just wanted his players to be creative. Spoke that way in general about offense.

    He coached defense.

  61. I thought the same thing last night, UK. I really like Boyle, but lord he looks really clumsy with the puck on or anywhere near his stick sometimes.

  62. Yeah, *UK*. That moment he had the puck on the blade of his stick right in front of Bishop was frustrating. Why not just try to deflect it between the legs? If not, you *gotta* control that puck!

  63. I think we’re thinking of the same one. The reverse angle showed a pretty odd look on his face. Atleast I hope that’s the case, because if he was trying to play to the forehand, his reaction time is worse than I thought.

  64. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I think it’s a *5-to-1* ratio, Gravy.

    Also, I think *Pouliot* might own the *entire* company of *JNCO*

  65. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    That’s *awesome* Booby. You must have gotten a ton of *tail* in High School being so *cool*

  66. though, I’m at work in a pair of Levi’s and a Dead Weather shirt so I guess not all that much has changed has it?

  67. *I* thought *Linkin Park* was the greatest *band* in the *world* in 8th *grade.* Upon *graduation*, I was *voted* “Most Likely to Discover Radiohead” in high school.

  68. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    UK: This is an *awesome* and über *metal* story: I used to work at the *Crystal Mall* in Waterford, CT. A Janitor at the *mall* and possibly the best * video game* player I have ever met (at that game *Time Crisis*) was, No Joke, the guitarist for *Nuclear Assault*

    If only VH1 had done a _Where are they now_ about him!

  69. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, seeing as how the Daily Nash-O-Meter is not actually daily, but only after game days, I propose its name be changed to the “Sometimes Daily Nash-O-Meter.”

  70. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    When I was a *youth* and in my Synogague Youth Group (for *Conservative* Jewish Youths) I met this girl during a game where we have to do some *stupid* ice breaker. She was spectacular. She had *JNCO’s* and a *311* shirt JUST LIKE ME. We hit it off immediately and had an *on again* off again thing for years.

  71. Let’s try that again:

    I liked *Radiohead* for awhile, but I probably listened to *Kid A* 100 times the year it came out.

  72. Best *Radiohead* album, for me, is *In Rainbows*. Still *waiting* for the *Rangers* to skate out to *Bodysnatchers* after the *2nd* intermission.

  73. Manny-O-War – Cool story!
    That’s John Connelly or Glenn Evans. Unless it was the bass player, Danny Lilker – a founder member of Anthrax!

  74. For some reason, *In Rainbows* is the only *Radiohead* album not on my iPhone. I’m pretty sure I had it at some point.

  75. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I’m with you *Yergs* I thought *In Rainbows* was really good. But I never *voluntarily* put on Radiohead. Ever. My *wife*, Mrs. Manny, made me go *see* them a bunch. It was *OK* She also made me see *The National* which as 100% *NOT OK*

  76. *Amnesiac* is also really *awesome*, likely because many of the songs were written during the *Kid A* sessions.

  77. Doodie Machetto on

    The best concert I ever went to was Radiohead in Liberty State Park in 2001. The worst concert I ever went to was Radiohead in Liberty State Park in 2001.

  78. I got thrown out of a Radiohead concert at MSG like a decade ago. Maybe I was too *metal* to be there.

  79. Haha that’s awesome Manny!

    Semi-uber metal story: back in high school, I took guitar lessons and I later learned that one of my guitar teacher’s good friends was *Kirk Hammett.*

    Ah, Mrs. Manny has good taste. I enjoy myself some *National* from time to time (their new album is great), but it’s music best saved for sleeping on the NJ Transit ride home.

  80. Doodie Machetto on

    Booby, I was at a Radiohead concert in MSG in 2001. Was better and worse than the Liberty State Park one.

  81. To follow up on my lame semi-uber metal story, I DID get to play one of Kirk’s guitars during one of my lessons, but alas my little fingers were too nervous and sweaty to do much.

  82. I only lasted about 7 songs at MSG, Doodie. I was then manhandled and escorted out. I really didn’t deserve it.

  83. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Gravy can *attest* to my dislike and *absolute* hatred of *The National*. Mrs. Manny also made me go see *Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!* who happen to be some guys I used to play music with. That was a real *kick* in the *onions*.

    *Kirk Hammett* by two *degrees* of separation is freaking awesome.

    There are about *four* Radiohead albums that sound *exactly* the same to me.

    Getting *thrown* out of a Radiohead concert means that you *win* this conversation.

    Doodie and I were probably at the *same* shows in Boston *area* in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Maybe we are *eskimo* brothers, even!

  84. Manny-O-War awesome!
    I’m guessing he’s not doing it now as they are working on a new album!

  85. Manny likes metal more than The National and Radiohead because he thinks *metal* has a lot of *toughness*.

  86. Doodie Machetto on

    I think Amnesiac is lowly rated for a reason.

    I rate the albums two ways. One, is the way I enjoy them. The other, is the way that I think they would be enjoyable to most people.

    My way: Kid A > OK Computer > The Bends > In Rainbows > Amnesiac > Hail to the Thief > Pablo Honey

    Most people: OK Computer > In Rainbows > The Bends > Amnesiac > Kid A > Hail to the Thief > Pablo Honey

    In other words, I acknowledge that Kid A is really inaccessible and not likely to be everyone’s cup of tea (get it? cause they’re English)

  87. eddie eddie eddie on

    hard to pin down “best concert” as there have been so many great ones…but The Who, MSG, 9/16/79 would likely be my pick…

  88. Doodie Machetto on

    Manny, I was in Boston for shows only in early ’00s.

    We are most certainly *not* eskimo brothers.

    ” Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!”

    That name makes me want to kick the members in the onions.

  89. Great review, Carp! As always!
    Ben Bishop is an oaf, a giant guy with big pads who barely needs skates since he spends 85% of the game on his knees. This is a game where the Rangers needed a guy like Avery to get in the goalie’s grill…under his skin. How they can sit there and not get in this guy’s face do SOMETHING for crying out loud!
    The only thing worse than Bishop is listening to Michaletti slobber all over him as if he is the second coming of Ken Dryden.

    Cannot fault HL last night. Rangers had numerous chances to tie and win this and he kept it a one-goal game in the 3rd.

    It seems that all Stepan cares about is being selected to the Olympic team. And management will have to make a decision about Callahan. There is a reason AV is not playing him on the PP.

  90. Best concert I’ve ever been to was Stevie Wonder, but that’s partially because the dude is a legend so it had the feel of something bigger.

  91. eddie eddie eddie on

    i always liked when during a stage rush, bob weir would utter his inane “take a step back, another step back, another step back, now you’re moving backwards”

  92. All hail Yergs – he who hath touched the frets of King Kirks of the Epic Twiddlyness geetars!

  93. Doodie Machetto on

    I don’t have any good metal stories.

    The most metal opportunity I had in my life passed me by because I had to get a job and work. Instead, two of my college roommates have the most metal story, ever.

  94. Did you wear your *JNCO* jeans to the *Radiohead* concert, both of youse?

    Good point, *Doodie*. THe problem with Amnesiac is because it was pretty much just a collection of B-Sides. I think, for me, it would go In Rainbows > OK > Kid A > Bends > Amnesiac > King of Limbs (can’t forget this one) > Hail to Thief > Pablo… did I miss any?

    More like, Clap Your Hands And Say *No*, amirite?

  95. My personal favourite was Clash of the Titans: Slayer, Megadeth, Testament and Suicidal Tendencies. Awesome. Could have done with a neck brace for days afterwards!

  96. Rob in Beantown on

    I’m seeing *Neutral Milk Hotel* on Friday. I’m really excited and hopeful that it will be as awesome and life affirming as I want it to be. If it is anything short I might be crushed.

  97. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    It’s too bad that *Nuclear Assault* is back because I *could* use some *advice* on *Protein Supplements* right about now.

  98. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    That’s *awesome* Rob. Don’t forget to bring a copy of *Anne Frank’s* Diary to have them sign. Also, Check it *Aubrey Plaza* is there because she *loves* that band.

    I *think* the best show I *have* ever seen was *probably*, no joke, *Built To Spill*. I must *admit* that *Local Natives* was amazing too.

    *Coalesce* reunion show with *Isis* was pretty badasham too.

  99. Top 5 Concerts Yergs has ever been to:
    5.) The Joy Formidable, Glasslands Brooklyn 2012
    4.) Genesis, MSG 2007
    3.) Foxy Shazam, Crocodile Rock, 2012
    2.) Sleigh Bells, Le Poisson Rouge, 2013
    1.) Paul McCartney, Citi Field, 2010

  100. Doodie Machetto on

    Wait. You’re going to Neutral Milk Hotel and hoping for life affirmance? Have you heard them before?

    Fortunately, I never owned or wore a pair of JNCOs.

    My fashion sense has actually remained pretty level for the past 15 years, even as a teenager. I’ve got an embarrassing look here or there, but nothing terrible.

  101. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I also saw *The Get Up Kids* and *Hot Water Music* back in the 90’s at the *El-N-Gee* in New London, CT. Both were *awesome* shows.

  102. Doodie Machetto on

    Then you can attest to how effing long and boring it was to wait through The Beta Band and Kid Koala, standing in a field in August.

  103. Doodie Machetto on

    Then you can attest to how effing amazing it was to see that extended Radiohead set outdoors in the dark with the backdrop of the New York skyline at night.

  104. Joy Formindable, huh? I liked a couple songs, but in a “I don’t ever need to hear something else they do” kind of way. Surprised to see the show ranked up there.

  105. *Mister D*, I hear ya, but their live show (especially in a small club like the one I saw them in) is DEFINITELY worth checking out (if not just to hear the song “Whirring” live)… same with Sleigh Bells.

  106. Hmm, tough call on top concerts. Here’s a few I can think of near the top.

    Black Sabbath Reunion – Ozzfest – 1999
    STP/RHCP – Jones Beach – 2000
    Type 0 Negative – Toad’s Place
    Jane’s Addiction – Continental Airlines Arena – 2001
    NIN – MSG – 2000
    Tool – Mid-Hudson Civic Center – 1997

  107. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    If I had *ever* seen *Type O Negative* my head and soul might have *exploded*

  108. Does anyone else get sick of reading the always-positive post-game reviews on SNYRANGERS?

    I mean, the Rangers could throw up another 9-0 stinker and the end-game comments would be, “They were just unlucky, could have easily won the game with a few more bounces …”


  109. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    First Concert: *Billy Joke* _Under The Bridge_ Tour. Hartford Civic Center (where the Hartford Whalers Play(ed))

  110. Saw STP once, Weiland was an hour & a half late. Good show though.

    Man, jealous you saw Tool. Would’ve loved to see them after they released Lateralus.

    First concert, for me, I believe was Incubus circa 2002. Was supposed to see Phil Collins way before that, but he got sick and cancelled the show. Little Yergs was sad.

  111. 2nd best Civic Center mentioned here so far.

    (So my wife and I had a “disagreement” that turned into a text-brawl with my college friends: Billy Joel or Elton John, if you have to pick one?)

  112. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    You guys went to concerts *late* in life. My parents took me when I was *5*. 1986, Man. Second concert was *Kool & The Gand*

  113. First concert ever was Lollapalooza ’93 at Waterloo Village. I was so young and had to lie to my parents about where I was going. Amazing lineup…Primus, Rage, *Dinosaur Jr*, Front 242, Tool, Babes in Toyland, Fishbone, Thurston Moore.

  114. Doodie Machetto on

    Seriously, even at my peak (99-04), I was never really into concerts. They just don’t do it for me. The moment I invested in a high end set of headphones was the moment that I never wanted to go to a concert again.

  115. I have seen *Tool* four times. I saw *Type O* two times, but do not *remember* 95% of one of the shows.

    My first concert was White *Zombie* at the future former home of the NY Islanders in 1995.

  116. Booby, that is an *awesome* first show. I like anything that Les *Claypool* is associated with, too.

  117. Second concert was Janet Jackson at MSG…but in my defense it was to go on a double date with two hotties that me and my friend actually thought we could get. Didn’t happen, so overall, that night sucked.

  118. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Nice starter Can, Doodie. What are you listening to music on these days?

    I have two sets of headphones:

    Cans: Grado SR 225i’s
    In Ear: Grado GR8

  119. First concert: 1996 Smokin’ Grooves tour (Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, the Fugees, Spearhead, Cypress Hill and Ziggy Marley) … I don’t know where.

  120. Genesis is probably my favorite band of all time (aside from the Beatles of course)… this includes both Gabriel and Collins eras.

  121. Oops, cleaned up:

    Do you like Phil Collins? I’ve been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn’t understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins’ presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group’s undisputed masterpiece. It’s an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don’t you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I’ve heard in rock. Phil Collins’ solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don’t just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

  122. man, Concert talk is sweet.

    Best concert I’ve been to was the 99 woodstock. Specifically the saturday afternoon evening lineup. If I remember correctly it was Limp Bizkit, Rage Against the Machine and then Metallica. I still contend to this day that Fred Durst’s performance at that show was the greatest I’ve ever seen by a front man.

    First concert for me was at the Jersey shore where my parents went to see Aerosmith with Joan Jett and the blackhearts when I was like 6 or so.

    First show I went to on my own was Metallica at Giant Stadium when they played with GnR

    I think at this point I’ve seen Metallica over 25 times

    Some other great shows I’ve seen

    Allman Brothers at Beacon theater. Took my dad but reallllly enjoyed this show.
    Linkin Park with Disturbed and Stone Temple Pilots. This was when LP was just emerging and disturbed was really kick arse
    The Raconteurs with the black keys – I pretty much feel like Jack White can do no wrong. + during this show he did a 15 minute rendition of bang bang (my baby shot me down) which was AWESOME

  123. These days my favorite active – act is the Gaslight Anthem. There is a huge difference between seeing them in NJ and seeing them elsewhere though.

  124. Doodie Machetto on

    Gaslight Anthem is OK. I’m acquainted with them through a friend. A different friend had casual relations with a girl from their music video so I laugh every time I hear the song.

  125. Haven’t you guys ever watched American Psycho?

    That’s a classic quote from the book / movie.

  126. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Wow, Draxen. That’s a lot of times to see *Metallica*. Wow. I actually owned Posters of them before I was allowed to *listen* to them. I won them at a fair when I was a little *boy* (before you pick out your own music).

    Nice to have you weighing in!

  127. Being a Jersey Boy with a REALLLY Jersey Girl Wife, I relate to the angle they come from. Also, the one time i saw them down the shore Bruce Springsteen showed up and played a song up on stage with them which was sweeeeet!

  128. There is an idea of a Miami Pimp, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping you and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.

  129. Radiohead- For me it The Bends, OK Computer and P.Honey the best. Johnny Greenwood amazing and think his talents on quitar wasted on all the other albums. Not to say they aren.t good, i just miss the pure rock.

    Rob- Neutral Milk Hotel AMAZING live, you will love it!

    First ever concert- New Haven Colesieum RUSH, roll the bones tour i believe. I was like 14 at the time and my olders sisters boyfriend took me.

    Don’t split up THE and Nash but may be worth trying someone else in that spot for a little while.

  130. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Allman Brothers are amazing live. That’s worth the 4 hours of your life. I really regret never being able to see Duane Allman though.

  131. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Wow. You saw *Rush* !? That’s kind of unbelievable. How big was the *drum Kit* ?

  132. Doodie Machetto on

    Hey Manny, do you like Huey Lewis and The News?

    Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in ’83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He’s been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

    In ’87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is “Hip to be Square”, a song so catchy, most people probably don’t listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it’s not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it’s also a personal statement about the band itself.

  133. @Manny, From the time I was in college through maybe 5 years ago. So a span of about 12 years. I would average 2-3 concerts a month. Metallica being my favorite band I saw them any time they were even relatively close by

    Metallica to me represents the first time I chose music on my own. I grew up loving classic rock since I wanted nothing more than to have a link with my dad. I still love classic rock to this day but Metallica was the first place I chose something on my own.

  134. True fact: I was just at a wedding w/ the mistress from American Psycho. I knew she was going to be there, then forgot, so I never met her.

  135. Doodie Machetto on

    Hey Manny!


  136. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    That’s an AWESOME story, Draxen. Wow. Metallica, the first 4, are so absolutely amazing incredible wow holy crap nutblasting onion peeling amazing it’s *out of control* I was *obsessed*

    Loving the Quotes, Doodie. Does this mean you’re going to change your *Avatar* again?

  137. Ask me a question.

    So, what do you do?

    I’m into, uh, well, murders and executions, mostly.

    Do you like it?

    Well, it depends. Why?

    Well, most guys I know who are in Mergers and Acquisitions really don’t like it.

  138. I never saw the Allman Bros, but I DID see Peter Frampton (twice).

    Alright guys, this has been awesome, but I gotta go and return some video tapes… er… I mean… get back to work.

  139. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    It was Johnny Hopkins, and Sloan Kettering, and they were blazin that [Cooke] up everyday.

  140. Mrs. Gravy *loves* Christian Bale, but she will not *watch* it, even though you get to see is *Aasen*.

  141. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I have seen *American Psycho*. I actually saw that *film* with the aforementioned 311 T-shirt wearing *girl* who had JNCO’s. By that time we looked more *normal*. She *forbade* me from touching knives after because I *enjoyed* it too much.

  142. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Earlier today, the *Metal* factor was at a *7* but now it’s quickly been reduced to a *3*

  143. Good Afternoon Boys.

    I wouldn’t change ANYTHING right now.

    Last nights game could have gone either way, and Bishop stole most of the Rangers Thunder, as Hank as stole many game in the past for the Rangers.

    It would have been nice to see Carcillo’s goal go in last night.

  144. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    American Psycho was a great movie. Running around with that chainsaw was priceless.

  145. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Do we have any *fans* of the Solo project *known* as *Ruins of Beverast* ?

  146. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    That’s a *very* funny name for a *solo* project. Good one, Luke Skyler.

  147. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I’m going to they *gym* where the *Metal* factor will be inversely proportionate to the *dooooshy* factor. It’s gonna be *rough*. I will let the *metal* fly!

  148. Yesterday I noticed a few of you saying U2 sucked and now with these bands your mentioning thankfully your better at talking about hockey than music. I’ve seen hundreds of concerts but everything I thought and knew about music went out the Window the first few times I walked into Twilo

  149. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Step is a bit overrated by many, which is what I’ve been saying all along.

    Systems, roles, and linemates change, thus you *CAN NOT* base a players value on what he has or has not done in the past (especially if they are in a new system and with a new coach).

  150. Speaking of ‘American Psycho, met Bret Ellis at a publisher’s party in NYC when my (then) publisher bought PB rights and published ‘Less Than Zero.’ Also Rod Carew, whose ‘The Art and Science of Hitting’ came out at the same time. Found the great Carew to be infinitely more interesting and refreshingly less pretentious, for what it’s worth.

  151. And someone must have whispered something in #19’S ear. He actually seems to be trying a bit outside the O blue line.

  152. There’s a lot of years on Hendricks’ contract, but it’s a reasonable price for what he does. He’s repetitive on the Preds, and Dubnyk is a UFA after this year.

    That said, interesting that they trade a guy they just signed to a four year contract.

  153. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    @WolfPackAHL *BREAKING:* Dylan McIlrath Bobble-Fist giveaway to the first 3,000 on Feb 15th! Tix: http://bit.ly/1dwhxbS pic.twitter.com/jZGh13LER9

    That is an über *METAL* Bobble-Fist

  154. If we had acquired Hendricks for 4 years at just under $2MM after letting Prust walk, I would have *lost* my *mind*.

  155. Guess they shouldn’t *traid* Talbot then.

    I like those moves for *Edmonton*. Dubnyk and a 3rd for *Hendricks* and *Scrivens* seems pretty good.

  156. Manny, did you see that story last week where the *Church* of Satan wants to erect a *statue* to “complement and contrast” a recently added *Ten* Commandments monument at the *Oklahoma* state Capitol building? Hilarious.

  157. Wow, I didn’t see the Scrivens deal. That sounds awesome. Although they still would have been better simply eating Dubnyk if they didn’t want him around. Hendricks is a *bad contract*.

  158. And all these cut-rate deals sure do make me feel super about Henrik’s looooooong term deal. Yup. Sure do.

  159. I don’t think Hendricks’ contract is that bad. 1.85 million per. So he’s overpaid by about 750k-1m a year. Big deal. Look at some of the guys on our roster.

  160. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I would still take Hendricks. It’s so not a big deal and if he gets hurt you hate LTIR (right?)

  161. Inheriting that Hendricks deal is like signing Boyle to a 6 year deal after this season. For reals.

  162. If Stepan threw his body around like Brassard does, you would fill your JNCOs before the 2nd intermission.

  163. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I guess that was a pretty bad argument on *my* part but, I am the *King of Metal* so I kind of own you.

  164. From http://www.we‘re-all-winners.com, I note that not one of the sixteen teams in the Eastern Conference has a losing record in the last ten games.

    Only six teams in the NHL do in the last ten. And only seven have losing records overall. Bettman Bonus League indeed — you tie if you tie, or you win if you tie.

  165. @NYRangers

    #NYR @ChrisKreider and Derick Brassard coming up at 5:15 on @NHLNetwork’s NHL Live from the studio at the NHL Store. #NYR #StadiumSeries

    They mean THE Kreider.

  166. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    *Slipknot* is Metal now? As the *KING* of all things *Metal* I declare Slipknot, Korn, Limp Bizkit and all forms of *Nu-Metal* to be horrible abominations of *Metal*

  167. Schrivens numbers will take a hit playing for Edmonton. There’s not much of a defense in front of him. But for a 3rd round pick, seems like a steal on the Oiler side.

    Winner in this deal is Dubnyk. He gets to play behind 6 solid NHL defensemen. Watch his number drop.

  168. from a stralman bio:

    Something that he learned from his brother Christoffer was a love for playing the guitar. As a teenager, Christoffer was in a Swedish punk rock band. Anton was influenced by the music that his teenager brother often played around the house.

    “When I was six-years-old, Christoffer was a teenager and I was listening to all of the metal and grunge in the early-90s,” Anton said. “That’s my school. … It was an awesome school.”

    While Anton likes to play guitar a couple times a week – guitarists Slash, Angus Young inspire him – he admits to being a novice.

    “I’m pretty bad,” he said with a laugh. “I’d say that I’m a four out of a 10. But I love it. I wish that I had the time to really practice. I’ve been playing for the last four or five years. It takes time in the beginning to get into it and learn the cords.”

  169. Dubnyk was awful in Edmonton 3.36 with .894. His numbers can only get better.

    Will Schrivens maintain his 1.97 & .931. Those are great numbers for a 3rd round pick.

    It shouldn’t take much to take over the lead against Mr. Universe.

  170. While I wouldn’t consider AC/DC metal per se, I would certainly consider them as a friend of metal.

    And Slash is definitely not metal, but in his hey day, he sure could shred.

  171. Deftones, while not metal, have their fantastic first two albums to their credit. Downhill from there.

  172. The first two albums are *hardcore* and *awesome*, but *White Pony* is *best*. There are some tunes on the *eponymous* album that are good. I wasn’t a huge fan of the next two albums, but I think *Koi No Yokan* was *solid*.

  173. It makes me *sad* to know that they played the same show as *311*. I’ve *enjoyed* them when I’ve seen them.

  174. Koi is *good* too. Chino’s new band Palms with the members of *Isis* is pretty damn good as well. Isis light, but whatever.

  175. Hey guys, you know what Manny’s favorite number is? Its 6. Because of Stralman, who he is very much like and who he very much likes.

  176. Honestly, you’re 100% right aboot White Pony, Gravy. I think that’s why I hated it at first. I wasn’t ready.

  177. Do you guys like *hockey*? I’ve been training my 2 year old niece. Her favorite thing to say now is “Go honky Rangers”. Sofa king cute.

  178. I’m eating an onion roll while standing over Symphony 9 on my turntable. Roll over Beethoven.

  179. Malmsteen is talented, but he’s useless. He plays things that are the most difficult to play, but that doesn’t mean it’s listenable. Congratulations, you can play the most difficult appregios anyone can think of, too bad nobody wants to listen to the most difficult appregios anyone can think of.

  180. Give us some funked-up music
    She treats you nice
    Feed us some hungry reggae
    She loves you twice

  181. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    And gravity kills and powerman 5000 and midnight oil and Fiona Apple and godsmack and theory of a deadman and nelly furtado and kittie and jewel and 311 and U2 (yep, them) and the squirrel nut zippers and the chemical brothers and the cherry poppin daddies and kid rock and rob zombie and linkin park and shinedown and prodigy and three doors down and buck cherry

  182. On this date in 1967, the first Super Bowl was played, Green Bay all over Kansas City. And the New York Rangers, headed for the playoffs for the first time in five years, went into Detroit and white-washed the Red Wings, 2-0.

  183. Doodie, great work on the Stralman bio post. Everyone else, great job on the Manny and Stralsie sitting in a tree jokes, excellent stuff.

  184. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Oh, that’s right, no one is at work anymore not doing there jobs and posting here instead

  185. Booby, *White Pony* and *Kid A* were the same for me. The first time I heard them, it was like “what the Bfugylien? Then they just resonated with me the next time, and it was during my teenage years, which always seems to have the best music of your life.

  186. got work to do
    metal — saw Pantera/Crowbar (impressively incredible fantastic sound!! loud but not too loud. just perfectly perfect); also caught Black Sabbath reunion date in ’99

    one of all time favorites was Nine Inch Nails at Lollapalooza at Blossom Music Center when a mass of humanity from the lawn rushed the pavilion and turned the whole place into a chaotic mosh pit

    saw Paul McCartney at Bonnaroo last year. AMAZING!

    yeah and i think Elton > Billy as far as career of songs and as piano player

    and my first Bruce Springsteen show Southside Johnny came out during the encore plus caught the last show in Buffalo with Clarence

  187. Absolutely, Carp. I’m very corporate. What’s good for my corporation – good for me. What good for me, good for America.

  188. Ties it up 2-2 late in the 2nd…

    Carp, can’t we just enjoy Rivarly Night without having to root for anyone?

  189. Pyattttt lets go pens

    If this was a playoff series no doubt I root for caps. For rest of year I root for pens in regular season vs rest of east.

  190. Rob in Beantown on

    The Rangers could use a guy with size who can score. Maybe the Pens would give us Pyatt for Boyle and some picks?

  191. Stranger Nation on

    Elton, Zep, Dead, Stones, Clash, Who, Neil, Dylan, Van M., Floyd, Clapton, Santana, Bruce, A Bros., Eng Beat, Pretenders, E Costello., T-Heads, REM, George T-good, DMB, Midnight Oil, Fishbone, U2, Aerosmith, Rush, Nugent, Bad Co., Police, Fixx, Kiss, S Pumpkins, Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Beach Boys, BB King, Cheap Trick, Heart, Blue Oyster Cult, Animals w/ E Burden, Guster, Tosh, 3rd World, Steel Pulse, UB40,Willie, Mellencamp, Matisyahu, Counting Crows, Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Montgomery Gentry, Dispatch, Trombone Shorty…

  192. I watched Matisyahu’s set at Bonaroo *2006*. It was 100 degrees *fahrenheit* at 2 in the *afternoon* and I threw up. Nothing to with the music, which was kinda *cool*.

  193. you would have to tie my limbs up to 4 different trucks and threaten that they’ll pull away
    and i’d STILL NOT cheer for the penguins

  194. you could tell me that if i don’t cheer for the penguins the apocalypse will happen
    the next day
    and i’d just reply,
    “i’ll take my chances.”

  195. yeah Booby
    my first Bonnaroo
    i ended up helping someone
    affected by the heat
    within the first five minutes i
    stepped on to Centeroo

  196. Rob in Beantown on

    If it was a choice of the penguins or capitals winning the Cup I choose the penguins, on the basis of the penguins already won one recently, so them winning again doesn’t expand the pool of recent Cup winners

  197. Rob in Beantown on

    Recent in division cup winners. If it were the penguins and coyotes I’d take the yotes

  198. Rob
    your reasoning of picking pens over caps
    makes no sense.
    because the team won one recently makes it even less likely to cheer ’em on to win another one…especially so soon.
    i’d rather see ovi’s missing tooth smile than sid get stroked by the media some more

  199. …you, guys just look at the standing and go for whatever better for Rangers. Simple. Personal idiosyncrasies doesn’t matter, really.

  200. All those teams are the enemies, just Pissburg longer, but Washies now the same sworn division’s rivals like others and closer in fight for survival.

  201. Wicky©No one screens the goalie, no one gets to rebounds!!! on

    they weren’t bad…just really love brackish

    I actually thought midnight oil was one of the best concerts I had seen. It was a very small venue that had about a 200 capacity and they were freaking awesome. Did you like them?

  202. Taylor Pyatt must feel like he’s won the lottery…he’s goes from the Rangers to the Pens…scores a goal…has way more of a chance at a Cup than Nash does this season…just sayin’

  203. BickelsPickle,
    FUGGETABOUTIT! Are you missing 9 goals in the season and stupid penalties for THIS money.

  204. Stranger Nation on

    Wicky – saw the Oil open up for UB40 at the West Side Pier venue in 82 or 3. luv, flippin luv that band. Diesel and Dust was not out but they rocked it and Peter was bouncing around on stage. Very underated songbook IMHO

  205. Stranger Nation on

    Pyatt playing on Malkin’s line. Goes from Boyle to Malkin as his center.
    Wonder if he noticed any difference

  206. Wicky©No one screens the goalie, no one gets to rebounds!!! on

    I saw them like 02 or 03, crazy good then as well and he was still bouncing

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