First, Furst, and foist.
Ricardo / I was carped. But allow me to retort: your write-ups have been terrific lately.
Was practice Optional ?
Thanks for the honesty, Carp.
Why thank you, King EEE VI VI VI
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.
King E 666
Honesty (noun) Defined
2. a European plant with purple or white flowers and round, flat, translucent seedpods that are used for indoor flower arrangements.
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.
Honesty = Êürøpá?šÿ
Manny – that’s seriously METAL
Honesty = Êürøpánšÿ
I can’t believe that of all those characters this blog can’t publish an accented ‘n’
You’ve become one of the most METAL people on this blog now, King E 666
Not only am I METAL I’m utterly resistant to corrosion
Arm a get in …..is upon us….sinners repent.
Corrosion of Conformity
Are you quoting CLUE now?
The double negative has led to proof positive!
Not for nothing – can’t not never – most of the time…
What else can I say. Everyone is gay….....All apologies. Choking on the ashes of a memory….Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary
I want you around yeah, all I have to do is call you on the phone…..
No discipline for the Lucic circumcision of DeKeyser last night?
Just got to call on me….
Lucic is half beast-half man.
Da Kaiser Wilhelm II has nads of steel.
Nirvana reunion recently took place in a METAL bar/venue called St. Vitus in Brooklyn, NY.
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.
Red wing penalty, # 44, Todd Bertuzzi, 2 minutes. Paralyzing.
Manny – how did Kurt sound?
Pretty absent actually.
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.
I will go ahead and put it on loop, Carp.
Clicked. A few times
Mason out tomorron
Currently playing on every device I own.
Wonder what’s going on with Mason and why he’s even on the ice at this point.
Wrong about a few times. Crushes on iPhone. Will do later
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
James Mason is dead.
Ha, good one, AV.
Carp, do video views from a phone “count” the same as from a computer?
I guess coach’s Q onions are 5 times more expensive. Apparently the NHL has got an inside view.
Carp -,that was funny – cell phone rings – “where’s torts?”
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…...)
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.
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.
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.
I think he said, “Now, if I was Torts …”
I think the mobile clicks are the ones they really like to count, SeeeDubbb. But I have no idea.
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.
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
Not sure if anyone posted this…
This is an absolute riot
Did I break the blog??
what do you mean? Is this not working?
I’m totally losing my hearing…
The Torts remark was quite funny.
Don’t see AV video up top, just audio???
Lol, Wicky. Funny video.
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.”
Almost forgot, I think there is no Mrs. AV.
After hearing about the cellphone joke, Torts will spend the off season stabbing his AV voodoo doll with a rusty nail.
Is there another Mr. AV?
“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?”
butt some gum? Must be Freudian.
Easter hockey at the Garden? Hat Trick Jesus.
My sources tell me MSG will offer chocolate bunnies for $100. One day only!
Ott denied on the breakaway! He doesn’t have a goal with the Blues yet
Shattenkirk! 2-0 with 0.8 to go!
A first round exit by the reigning Stanley Cup Champs Chumps?
Y know scoring updates, Olga?
Good afternoon all!
Thanks for posting the video of Prust taking on the big Gouda Wicky….
btw, not to whine, but Manny hasn’t posted my entry for beard contest, and he called you Vicky, Wicky…what the hartnell is going heere!!
Milbury calling Getzlaf a “Beast”.
He must visit the worst blog on the interwebs.
There is room for only one beast in the NHL, and that would be Beast Mode Boyle!
Also Carp, Wicky is posting food porn. Isn’t there some kind of blog rule about taunting people with pancakes?
And this is in honor of AV: http://tinyurl.com/le4vmfn
Bluesssss 14-1 odds for cup last July.
Eric- how much did you put up if you don’t mind me asking?
Now that’s what I call huge onions.
What a dumb penalty by Versteeg
100 to win 1400
Blues blow 3 straight pp and hit post up 2-0 . Turning point should they lose this
Emery Emery Emery Emery Emery Emery
Anybody got the lucic spear link.
Tays – “and it’s on to Chicago and let’s lose there”
Eric – blues won’t get past the sharks in the WCF.
My predictions are looking good except for TB-Habs
Who cares about the friekin blues. Hawks are at least an exciting team to watch, actually play hockey. I’ve never liked Hitchcock coached teams.
Big goal for the Hawks 2-1
Told ya blues could have ended this game in first 7 mins
Just watched spear again what a joke 5000$.
Hawks are coming.
He typo’d Wicky once with Vicky and now thinks it’s funny but no one else does…he’s just a diver.
First 7 mins of 2nd per blues will lament.
I think people find it funny.
Also, Vicky. It wasn’t a typo. It was auto correct. Even the iPhone knew you were a girl, bully.
Hawks start with a PP.
Grabbing your own testicles is 5x worse than actually spearing someone in their testicles.
$25,000 > $5,000
Have you guys seen these? Somebody sent me the link on twitter:
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 :)
Nice save miller
Numerous chances go up 3-0.
I want triple OT!
Rizsival with the goal
Come on Blues!
That’s the series.
If the Blues would just keep their defenseman wide and at a true overload they would be way better off.
No killer instinct in 2nd per before Keith goal
Not really so funny
What a job by Kruger!
Backes destroyed. Wow!
Oh god. Backes
Also grabbing your own crotch is 5 times more costly than deliberately targeting an opponents head.
Blues should have emptied their bench there
What happened to Backes?
Holy hell, what a hit! Right to the head
Hagelin got 3 games for same hit
Backes is an absolute MAN. Wow. How is he standing up?
Oh wow…....how is he able to skate off?
Well. Definitely left his feet there…
Shoulder to the head, head smacks against the board. If he doesn’t have a concussion, he’s superman.
5 on tree for the Blues, 5 minute major on Seabrook
$5k fine per nhl
That’s has to be 2-3 games minimum
Backes couldn’t even stand up and he was trying to go after a Hawk. BALLS
Win it for Backes!
massively dirty hit…can’t believe this commentary
Blues PP is killing them.
What an atrocious 5 on 3. 0 for 10 in series 2 blown this game
More like $2500. Seabrook is a Big Name Player, no?
Awfully late by Seabrook, three to five.
They might just end up fining Hagelin for that hit.
This pp is an utter del zaster.
When they lose series game 2 is the reason.
Bickell with the knee on knee hit on Sobotka, and Seabrook with the headshot on Backes. Blues might have to match that dirtiness.
The Blues have already beaten themselves with their peewee power play.
You’re probably right JBytes.
Sound like broken record early 2nd period and this del zaster is the series
Big time shotttt
Wow wow wee wow
While McIlrath is getting ready for the AHL playoffs, Tarasenko is scoring HUGE goals for the Blues in the NHL playoffs
LMAO Carp…but I disagree…Wicky’s cucumbers are rigged, whereas my porn is legit :)
Manny, so, how about my beard entry? Am I being Prucha’d for some reason?
This is for Olga: http://tinyurl.com/lyjy2nv
Back to back games Hakws blow the lead late.
Ah yes, I love playoff overtime hockey [only when Rangers aren’t involved].
Seabrook should sit for the rest of the series. Anything less would be criminal.
Thanks you Manny. Got your e-mail
2nd game in a row
scored upon by the Blues
in the final seconds of 3rd period
which brings up this question
are they becoming
the ‘94 Rangers?
Blues gotta win this. Can’t lose this game after that hit. If they do, they deserve to lose the following tree games.
Minimum 3 games…...but
if Backes is injured and gone for the series,
Seabrooke should be gone for the series as well.
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.
Truly feel whoever wins this game win series.
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…
Hossa for hawks. Schwartz for blues
Sharp for Hawks
Ott for Blues
Stephan quintal on line one for seabrook. $10,000 fine lol
Keith for hawks
Steen for blues
Sharp for Hawks
Shattenkirk for Blues
Arbor score in series again
PP for the Blues. HUGE!
I think Oshie is aboot to score!
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!
This pp is so slow with the puck
Toews or Oshie :)
Sully run this PP?
Different organizations different results…tarasenko would have been grachev v2.0 with torts in charge.
Not the same end result people.
Blues PP 1/9! Awful!
Looks like this game could go another 3 OT.
Nbc tells you about the big hit by Ott on Toews. But they don’t show it.
Yessssss. My bet is aliveeeee
Edmonton wants a top D man…anyone make a deal including Staal with them?
LOL @ Seabrook.
Torts & Hitchcock seem like pretty similar coaches, Wicky, so I doubt that!
Wicky, it’s all rigged, you know that right :)
Just kidding Manny!
Did lapierre tip that?
Next up let’s go jackets
Yeah, Go Jackets!
Looks like it the puck deflected off a Hawk
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….
But they won last year so as a result MUST not win, this year. At least that’s my pretzel logic.
I bet the blues win cup last July.
Didn’t think rangers were in same conversation.
Roenick: Backes is an emblem to his team. Pure brilliance!
Let’s do it CBJ!
Brent Seabrook….....$5000 fine incoming. Backes in la la land.
I can’t take my eyes off of Milbury every time JR is talking. Milbury can’t stand listening to him or being near him.
Mama, I like how St. Louis plays and JD built the team so I’m rooting for them. Hawks have won enough recently.
Lots of onion talk between mill-berry & Roenick.
Everybody else, maybe email or maybe not
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.
They are delusional, Lev.
Since we all love Cindy:
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?
Delusional Hawks Lovers?
Got a feeling jackets lose big. Hope not
Hitch wasn’t there when he was drafted I don’t think…was he?
Go pens woo hoo!!!
Year later, I think, Wicky!
Hitchcock says “Backes isn’t doing well”
Not surprising. I’d be shocked if he comes back at all!
Why can’t Seabrook throw that hit at Cooke, Neil, Neal, someone like that!
Nice save bob. Been awful both gAmes
Jackets will get swept. Overrated team!
Any chance the Rangers JV can steal a game from the penguins?
“Creative genius of Sidney Crosby” = getting hit and making a pass to the point.
NYR are going to have to take care of Pissburgh!
I just think the results for tarasenko would have been different had he been drafted here with a torts coached team
Very overrated team and we can eat the pens
And beat them…sheesh
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
2-0 SHG Goodnight
I like to eat Penguins…
Crazy goal! Where did this kid come from?
Eric called it. He said Jackets will lose big. Five minutes in it’s 2-0
then again Fleury sucks as well
Gibbons from BC to a seat next to Sid on the bench!
That kid Johanssen is pretty good!
Taste like chicken.
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
We could have had him instead of mcilrath
I’d love to see the Pens lose early, but the idea of NYR eliminating them and getting revenge for 2008 is quite orgasmic!
We could have had Gretzky instead of mcilrath.
He was drafted 4th overall, Wick!
We could have had Malkin instead of mcilrath
Could have had Rocky Dennis instead of McIlrath
Latona, excellent point. Major lunch points for you.
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.
Lol Ricky dennis
Rocky…I hate autocorrect
I never ate Penguin, how’s it taste? :)
It’s like mcilrath was the worst draft pick in the history of draft picks in any league that ever had draft picks.
We could have hadMike Bossy instead of Lucien DeBluios
You make it seem as if Torts was holding all these kids back. McDonut, Step-On, 2012 THE, Hags. Those guys are pretty good players that came up while he was the coach.
Can’t hit Crosby more than 3xs on a shift w/o a penalty.
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.
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.
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!
Blogmama – onion pix, lol
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.
Torts must have been on to something, cause when AV got here, his first move was to send THE down. NYR fans give Torts way too much crap for his “unfair treatment” of THE.
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.
I don’t disagree with his or AV’s treatment of kreider, I think they were both correct in sending him down
The “lethal backhand” of Crosby that missed his intended target.
Some “NYR fans give Torts way too much crap for his “unfair treatment” of THE.”
Thanks Headzo, for the video.
Thank you for being a friend !
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.
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.
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!
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.
NYR could have probably drafted up from the 2nd round to get him.
And you’re right, Papa, some NYR fans. I know a few here are on the same page!
Pens in 4 clear mismatch that would be 9 straight vs jackets
Penguins taste like tuxedos.
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!
Any way you slice it, at this stage of his career, McIlrath was not a smart pick at # 10.
Yeah, I’m not going to cry aboot losing a 1st rounder if NYR makes it to the conference finals. Don’t even care!
Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley the Walrus.
Coos, I hit a four wood, four hundred plus yards yesterday. Honest.
Of course it was on an ice covered lake but still….
Ah, the good old four wood Baffie, formerly known as the Wooden Cleek. :)
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.
Pavin @ Shinnecock, greatest four wood shot ever.
Seee, you were underclubbed. The driver would have put you on the par 5 dance floor!
Are the Blue Jackets trying to lose? Parade to the penalty box.
Someone tell Pierre it’s Artyom Anisimov or at least Artem Anisimov (American version) but definitely not Ourteam Anisimov
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!
Pavin’s 225 yard 4 wood. These days, Bubba would of hit a nine. :)
Missed the putt, though, SeeeDubbb
Any chance tomorrow is not a full house?
Don Adams, Wick … Played Maxwell Smart and Tennessee Tuxedo.
Be at garden by 11. Expect full house. 12 better then 3 pm start
He did? Thought he made it. Still won the Open though, always liked him.
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.
Lol Pierre talking about Comeau’s AHL history while he’s going at it with Martin. Who gives a flying byfuglien?
I think Pavin DID make that putt, Seee. I think Carp was talking about your putt. :)
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
Jackets lets goooo
High glove Fleury
Jackets fighting back!
Nice shot by Calvert!
Oh, that’s a given.
ilb wins for cutest kid of the year!
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.
Is that four PP for Pittsburgh in the first nine minutes?
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?
Every ten minutes, I lose the feed for 45 seconds.
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.
Thanks lev. That confirmed?
Graves, that’s what #19 says in the barn when his oat bag falls off.
Jackets have a chance in this game. Much better 2nd period for them.
How’s everything, Norm?
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…
I need to eat dinner before I make any more typos…ciao
coos, gotta imagine Norm is in all his glory. Tomorrow’s a big day for his choir, and his hockey team.
Finish dubi would ya
Big saves by Fleury on Dubinky
It’s all about nbc and the afternoon games
So here’s my question? When the Rangers win the Cup this year- what A gets to pick up the cup First?
Hank should get the Cup because none of it would be possible without him.
I can see Braddie Mercury getting it first!
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?
JR says McKinnon will be a Hall of Famer.
JR “Nathan McKinnon is going to be a Hall of Famer one of these days.”
Please JR, can we first let him turn 19?
Sioux, if you want to sit in the back, you better get there early. Late comers end up in the front. :)
new post, Manny.
Eggs are done.
Jackets need to get one quick
Great job dubi moron
new post …
MacKinnon the rookie challenging Datsyuk on pretty goals there.
That’s what they say about Nash, Pierre.