The best players to wear every jersey number in Rangers history by Carp

Good morning, boneheads!

It’s been tough few days at work, as you can imagine. Stay home, if you can. Give the medical professionals a couple of weeks to get through this.

Click here to read Carp’s new article.

Also, click here to read LB’s article about Lemieux.

A little perspective…and a little hockey news

Good morning, boneheads! I am not going to try and take you off the ledge. I’ll just give you some numbers to think about. Data from CDC: ”CDC officials estimated that the number of flu cases in the US reached 38,000,000 and flu-related hospitalizations reached 390,000 during the week ending March 14. There have been … Continue reading “A little perspective…and a little hockey news”

Good morning, boneheads!

I am not going to try and take you off the ledge. I’ll just give you some numbers to think about.

Data from CDC:

”CDC officials estimated that the number of flu cases in the US reached 38,000,000 and flu-related hospitalizations reached 390,000 during the week ending March 14. There have been 23,000 flu-related deaths this season, including 149 pediatric deaths, recording the highest mortality rate among people ages 18 and younger since the 2009 flu season”

From the data provided by NYC DOH, flu cases are subsidizing by 15%-30% rate weekly, but the flu still remains widespread. Still killing kids in NY. Flu, by the way kills 300,000-600,000 people worldwide every year.

As far as some hockey news. A couple of good articles by LB. Click here, and here.

Click here to read another LB’s article about Tone DeAngelo, and this one about Filip Chytil.
Also, in case you missed it, kudos to Hank for doing this.

UPDATE ( 2/27 ): Click here to read LB’s new article.

UPDATE ( 2/28 ): Click here to read LB’s article about Adam Fox.

Some news to share

Good morning, boneheads!

I’m away this week at our upstate place, but I’m constantly monitoring the situation at our institutions as I am a part of managerial team. Thanks to Webex and Zoom. They don’t need me back at the moment. Our hospital is doing ok so far. I’ve had a few colleagues tested positive, but they are all doing fine and recovering at home.

I’m sure you heard that the old drug Hydroxychloroquine ( Brand name Plaquenil ) has been fast tracked by FDA for clinical trials/use in severe cases of Covid-19. NY hospitals, including ours, for the record, have been using this medication on compassionate basis since the get go. In combination with some other drugs. We will have more data as we go along, but it looks very promising. The medication has been used for years as an anti malaria drug, and for many other conditions, and has a very good safety record. There is a national shortage of it, needless to say, but it’s very cheap and easy to produce.

As far as hockey. I don’t follow much these days, to be honest. But it looks like the Rangers signed Wicky’s twin brother out of college.

Stay safe. And stay positive. We will win this race.

UPDATE: Click here to read Carp’s new article.

NO POLITICS!

Good morning, boneheads!

I woke up to this? It’s enough. Las time I talk about it.

To the coward who hides behind many different names. I do not want to start the war that Carp had to endure over the years. This isn’t the time for me to get into it. I’d much rather spend time doing what I do.  But I will if I have to. And, luckily, Carp was alone. I have help. I know exactly who you are. Just because you cowardly VPN yourself between NYC, Weehawken, Kansas City, and Red Bank within minutes doesn’t mean you can fool us. I know EXACTLY who you are.

And for anyone else. Do not get sucked into it, please. That is exactly what he wants. Isn’t this obvious?

I am going to talk to my administration today. I am scheduled to take a vacation starting tomorrow. That was my yearly trip to Montana. Unfortunately, it’s cancelled, as you all know. My wife, who is a physician in private practice, is mentally exhausted. She needs a break. If after talking to the administration we decide I am needed here, I’ll stay. If they decide they will need me more later, I’ll take a break. We will drive upstate. The community we have a place in consists of retired New Yorkers, weekenders ( like us ), and very few locals. We will stay in the house and do some cooking. My wife and I took 2 year Sicilian classes before our little one was born. Perfect time to start cooking. Hey, it’s only been 7.5 years 🙂

And the wait continues…

Good morning, boneheads!

I hope everyone is ok. Both mentally and physically. We will get through this, even though with all these new restrictions it seems like an entirely new world. I think it took a little longer than it should’ve, but all these new drastic measures will help us mitigate the spread of this virus and let our healthcare system deal with it without unnecessary losses.

Hockey? Back-burner at the moment.

I am at work today, of course. That gives me an advantage of seeing what is going on in real time, as opposed to relying on our media. Also, being back to work gives me a sense of normalcy. I like normalcy. Don’t we all?

Stay well! We will get our hockey back at some point, no doubt.

While we wait

Good morning, boneheads!

This thing is mentally consuming. And I have to deal with it every day at work. I was going to put up some CDC numbers for yo to compare, but decided against it. I think we need something different to keep our minds healthy.

I found this article by LB interesting. Of course, it’s his speculations on what may happen to the rest of this season, and how the league may try and minimize potential impact of the lost revenue this season.

Also, click here to read Carp’s new article about what this all may mean to Hank.

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