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  1. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Ricardo / I was carped. But allow me to retort: your write-ups have been terrific lately.

  2. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Not that the Rangers need reminding but after winning game 1 versus the Senators and the Caps, at home, easily, in 2012 playoffs, they went on to lose game 2. It’s imperative, but not must win, that they head back to filthy up two games to none.

  3. Honesty (noun) Defined

    2. a European plant with purple or white flowers and round, flat, translucent seedpods that are used for indoor flower arrangements.

  4. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I’m hoping for a SJ/NYR final so as to get your assen out here….great seafood awaits you ;)…that, and my mate, Matty has tix for my assen at the Gahhhhhden.

  5. Honesty = Êürøpánšÿ

    I can’t believe that of all those characters this blog can’t publish an accented ‘n’

  6. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    What else can I say. Everyone is gay……..All apologies. Choking on the ashes of a memory….Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary

  7. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    I want you around yeah, all I have to do is call you on the phone…..

  8. Nirvana reunion recently took place in a *METAL* bar/venue called *St. Vitus* in Brooklyn, NY.

  9. I don’t think Lucic should face supplemental discipline for that. Everyone in the league is going to trash talk him about it for the rest of the playoffs and maybe someone will man up and possibly do something about it.

    Or Bertuzzi will punch him in the back of the head and paralyze him.

  10. New AV video up top … has a laugh at Torts’ expense at the end.

    Please click it, and always click on those videos, please. I’m begging you. OK, not really begging, but it would help the effort here if youse did.

  11. Wonder what’s going on with Mason and why he’s even on the ice at this point.

  12. Pat Leonard ? @PLeonardNYDN

    #Bruins’ Lucic fined $5,000 by #NHL for spearing #RedWings’ DeKeyser in the HAYYYY-OHHHHH

    refreshing to see the NHL take a tough stance

  13. Ha, good one, AV.

    Carp, do video views from a phone “count” the same as from a computer?

  14. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Carp -,that was funny – cell phone rings – “where’s torts?”

  15. hit Record Store Day
    after making my purchases
    i may have to cancel my cable
    can anybody spare a dime?
    (or if you’re from Colorado a……)

  16. ThisYearsModel on

    Apparently, there is a fine sale going on at the NHL office. $2500 per gonad speared. Should you caress your own gonads, that’ll cost you $25,000, or $12,500 per gonad.

  17. You know, I think these $5000 fines are really sending a strong message and will probably put an end to dirty play and cheap shots forever.

  18. I wonder how many Lightning fans feel about the trade now. Cally’s just a glorified 3rd liner. You can’t replace SL skill. Not going to make more than 4mill next year. Hasn’t shown much in the playoffs.

  19. Matty"FromPrague!"Boy on

    Amazing how Lucic and the B’s get away with stuff. That was definitely intentional. The guy makes about $70k per game.

    Nice, penalty for that one.

  20. Roy Cummings @RCummingsTBO · 19m

    Bolts Asst. Coach Rick Bowness on C V. Filppula and RW R. Callahan: “They’re off.” Seems so. They have 1 assist and -6 rating so far

  21. Didn’t I read that Torts and AV switched houses early-on, at least temporarily?

    Mrs. AV: “What are all these pine cones all over the kitchen floor?”

    “Uh, I’m thinking doze are not pine cones, love of my life.”

  22. After hearing about the cellphone joke, Torts will spend the off season stabbing his AV voodoo doll with a rusty nail.

  23. “Maria, I have to go out and but some gum. While I’m gone, maybe you could pick up all those dog turds and spray some Lysol, like a nice girl?”

  24. Good afternoon all!

    Thanks for posting the video of Prust taking on the big Gouda Wicky….

    btw, not to whine, but Manny hasn’t posted my entry for beard contest, and he called you Vicky, Wicky…what the hartnell is going heere!!

  25. Milbury calling Getzlaf a “Beast”.

    He must visit the worst blog on the interwebs.

    There is room for only one beast in the NHL, and that would be Beast Mode Boyle!

  26. Who cares about the friekin blues. Hawks are at least an exciting team to watch, actually play hockey. I’ve never liked Hitchcock coached teams.


  27. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    He typo’d Wicky once with Vicky and now thinks it’s funny but no one else does…he’s just a diver.

  28. iManny-O-War on

    Also, Vicky. It wasn’t a typo. It was auto correct. Even the iPhone knew you were a girl, bully.

  29. iManny-O-War on

    Grabbing your own testicles is 5x worse than actually spearing someone in their testicles.

    $25,000 > $5,000

  30. I don’t know, Mama. I’d rather see Wicky’s pancakes and cucumbers than those shirtless pics of No. 16 you used to post :)

  31. iManny-O-War on

    If the Blues would just keep their defenseman wide and at a true overload they would be way better off.

  32. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Also grabbing your own crotch is 5 times more costly than deliberately targeting an opponents head.

  33. 2nd game in a row
    finds Blackhawks
    scored upon by the Blues
    in the final seconds of 3rd period
    which brings up this question
    are they becoming
    the ’94 Rangers?

  34. Minimum 3 games……but

    if Backes is injured and gone for the series,

    Seabrooke should be gone for the series as well.

  35. I dont think Seabrook left his feet but that shouldnt even matter since there is no doubt he targeted the head. Backes’ head bounced off the boards. I think he got up purely because of adrenaline. You could see him fall down to one knee a couple of times while trying to go after the Blackhawks.

    Also before the tying goal i was wondering why the Blues dont have Shattenkirk and Pietrangelo and Bouwmeester for that matter just firing bombs from the point. They all have ridiculous shots. Then Tarasenko goes and fires a bomb of his own.

  36. jpg, my Boston cousin has been whining about the Wings being added to our division…while I surely appreciate what Chicago did for us last year, I can’t worry about them now. Only grateful the screwed up reorg is working in our favor now…

  37. Sioux-per-man on

    Every time Tarensenko does something amazing I can’t help but think the rangers passed on him for McIlrath. Every scout was talking about him at the World Juniors U18 tournament!

  38. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Re tarasenko
    Different organizations different results…tarasenko would have been grachev v2.0 with torts in charge.

    Not the same end result people.

  39. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Edmonton wants a top D man…anyone make a deal including Staal with them?

  40. Ok, except for Olga, I’m curious. Why is everyone so anti-Chicago? They kicked Bruins butt last year and for that I am ever happy….

  41. But they won last year so as a result MUST not win, this year. At least that’s my pretzel logic.

  42. Mama

    I bet the blues win cup last July.

    Didn’t think rangers were in same conversation.

  43. Mama, I like how St. Louis plays and JD built the team so I’m rooting for them. Hawks have won enough recently.

  44. Just read the Blackhawks blog about the hit. What a disgrace. Majority of them think it’s a clean hit. Majority of them think the only reason they called a penalty was because Backes was milking it on the ice. And theyre saying if anyone deserved to be hit like that it was Backes.

  45. Sioux-per-man on

    Eric when I play the WSOP I usually make a parley bet on baseball to get just enough to put on the Rangers. If the Rangers win it will put me into the WSOP on a free roll :) so my $100 will go to 9583 if our boys win.

    I’ll have to chip a little but how much fun would it be to all go to the Nov 9?

  46. “Creative genius of Sidney Crosby” = getting hit and making a pass to the point.

  47. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I just think the results for tarasenko would have been different had he been drafted here with a torts coached team

    Go pens

  48. Im embarrassed and ashamed but i think Im rooting for Pittsburgh. Overrated Columbus team that whose fan base suddenly feels a sense of entitlement.

    Hahahaha 2-0 Bobrovsky isnt great either

  49. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Don’t be ashamed, I’m easily rooting for the pens.

    Everyone acts like the pens are plaing the rangers this round and it’s ridiculous

  50. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I’m just kidding Orr. It just amuses me to hear about all these other players we could have had instead of mcilrath everytime they do something good for a different organization.

    Like the player would have the exact same result coming up through the rangers organization with slats and torts calling the shots.

  51. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    It’s like mcilrath was the worst draft pick in the history of draft picks in any league that ever had draft picks.

  52. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I’m simply saying, and this goes for fowler as well, torts kinda stressed D first and all those players you mentioned have a decent defencive game (although I think Stepan’s is overrated). Tarasenko is not very defencive minded, neither is fowler.

    Different organizations mean different opportunities and developmental progress.

  53. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Didn’t see kreider in there, who has no D game really and we saw his frequent flyer miles until a new coach was here.

  54. He shouldn’t have been drafted 10th overall. With a 10th overall pick you draft the best player available, and he wasn’t it.

    Maybe he ends up being a solid d-man, much like Sour. Nothing flashy, just a solid defensive physical d-man. Still not worth it the pick!

  55. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    It’s like saying Gretzky would have the exact same amount of points playing for the flyers in the late 70s and early 80s as he did on those oiler teams.

  56. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I disagree on the best player available at pick 10, just my opinion, but I pick a need at 10 and his style is still a need to this day on our blueline.

  57. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I don’t disagree with his or AV’s treatment of kreider, I think they were both correct in sending him down

  58. Orr,

    *Some* “NYR fans give Torts way too much crap for his “unfair treatment” of THE.”

  59. Aaron Portzline ?@Aportzline 16m

    Didn’t think #CBJ looked nervous or overwhelmed in Game 1. Sure look that way tonight. Safe is death. #Penguins 2-1 at 10:13 of 1st.

    *Torts update*

  60. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    To elaborate on the 10 pick a bit more, I’m not suggesting you draft a player that fits a need that was rated to go in the 5th round with the 10 pick, but mcilrath was pegged to go in the first anywhere from where he did go to the mid 20s, so not much of a reach (especially in the nhl) IMHO.

  61. Maybe NYR should stop going for what they “need” cause it never works. They need a power forward, they end up with Jessiman. They need an offensive d-man, they end up with Sanguinetti. They needed another offensive d-man, they end up with Del Z. They needed a physical d-man, well, not looking great so far!

    1st round drafting has been garbage! Shame we’ll never find out what Cherepanov could have done. I was so anxious to see him play!

  62. I could have sworn Pierre McPenis, Fatboy McKenzie & Cyborg Dreger all said McIlrath was projected to go late 1st round/early 2nd round. I could be wrong.

    That’s why those guys seemed so shocked when NYR drafted him.

  63. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    That’s why I’m never bothered by trading first round picks (top 2 or 3 are the only ones that matter in the NHL IMHO), I’d rather trade the first rounders for price nhl players any day!

  64. Any way you slice it, at this stage of his career, McIlrath was not a smart pick at # 10.

  65. Coos, I hit a four wood, four hundred plus yards yesterday. Honest.

    Of course it was on an ice covered lake but still….

  66. Drove my Baffie to the levy, but the levy was froze.
    Good old boys drinkin’ whiskey and rye, singin’
    This’ll be the day that I sigh.

  67. Seee, you were underclubbed. The driver would have put you on the par 5 dance floor!

  68. Someone tell Pierre it’s Artyom Anisimov or at least Artem Anisimov (American version) but definitely not Ourteam Anisimov

  69. And this is where I say, see you on the back nine…til noon tomorrow all….If you’re celebrating Easter, mazel tov…:) from Mama, the mutt….TA!

  70. True, Eric. If I had tix, I’d go and swing by the family on the way home. As is, two plus hour drive to CT, right during game time. Radio for me.

  71. Lol Pierre talking about Comeau’s AHL history while he’s going at it with Martin. Who gives a flying byfuglien?

  72. I think Pavin DID make that putt, Seee. I think Carp was talking about your putt. :)

  73. Doc Eddie and Pierre in Boston tomorrow. Who calls game for nbc Strader and engblom fly from St. Louis or does Kenny Albert do it with micheletti inside the glass

  74. It’s Kenny Albert and Micheletti tomorrow. Flyers fans have already been whining about it for 4 days having 2 Rangers announcers calling a nationally televised game.

  75. Sioux-per-man on

    This game is cutting in to my Easter Egg Coloring contest.

    My Fighting Sioux egg is done! How many does one guy have to do?

  76. Get a kick out of Dave Maloney. Promotes pacifism until Rangers start getting pushed around, then his Irish gets up. He’s the best of all of them.

  77. Agreed, $5,000 fine is not a deterrent to catstrato operations…anyway, with all these Easter Sunday games (how they can schedule a 12 noon game on Easter Sunday is beyond me) someone at the NHL should have their soul examined. Hey, Sandy Coulfax refused to pitch on Yom Kippur during the world series…would hockey players refuse to play on Easter Sunday? Hmmmm…

  78. coos, gotta imagine Norm is in all his glory. Tomorrow’s a big day for his choir, and his hockey team.

  79. Sioux-per-man on

    So here’s my question? When the Rangers win the Cup this year- what A gets to pick up the cup First?

  80. Sioux-per-man on

    Wild it’s worse over her the game is on at 11:00. Church at 10:00. Do I sit in the back? Park with the easy exit? Or just pull the iPad out and watch it when the puck drops?

  81. JR “Nathan McKinnon is going to be a Hall of Famer one of these days.”

    Please JR, can we first let him turn 19?

  82. Sioux, if you want to sit in the back, you better get there early. Late comers end up in the front. :)

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