Fresh, FRIENDLY, New Post. Grab It!

Good morning, boneheads!

I have to ask every single poster involved in that ugly verbal urinating contest over the last few posts to please stop. It’s getting ridiculous, it’s childish, and it’s not what we are here for. Personal attacks, going back and reminding each other who said what before, using inappropriate language isn’t what this small community is about. I’ve been deleting and editing some posts, and it’s taking too much time. I don’t believe in brinkmanship in life situations, but I’m strongly considering blocking some posters from posting. At least temporarily.

After a few days of professional hiatus, yesterday Carp came up with two articles in a row, and both are very solid.

Click here to read his article about introduction of David Quinn.

Click here to read his Rangers Notebook.

Stanley Cup Final Schedule

Good morning, boneheads!

Below is the Stanley Cup Final Schedule ( courtesy of NHL )

Alex Ovechkin=Monster! He took a lot of the blame for Caps’ past playoff failures. This year he captained his team all the way through three rounds. Time for him to win one. LG Ovi!!!!!

 

Vegas Golden Knights (P1) vs. Washington Capitals (M1)

Monday, May 28, 8 p.m.: Capitals @ Golden Knights | NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports

Wednesday, May 30, 8 p.m.: Capitals @ Golden Knights | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVA Sports

Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m.: Golden Knights @ Capitals | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVA Sports

Monday, June 4, 8 p.m.: Golden Knights @ Capitals | NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports

*Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m.: Capitals @ Golden Knights | NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports

*Sunday, June 10, 8 p.m.: Golden Knights @ Capitals | NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports

*Wednesday, June 13, 8 p.m.: Capitals @ Golden Knights | NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports

* – if necessary

Game 7 Tonight

Good morning, boneheads!

Sorry, I haven’t been around much. Work schedule.

While we are waiting for the official announcement of hiring David Quinn, which according to Larry Brooks may happen today, it’s time for a new post.

Game 6 was the best game I’ve watched so far this postseason. Skills, emotions, great goaltending. Physical. Ovechkin-Orpik-Wilson trio just punished Tampa players with vengeance. Let’s see if they have enough left for game 7.

And, yes, I want Ovechkin to win it all. He’s been a dominant player in this league for years, and his play this postseason is unbelievable. That doesn’t make me, or anyone else who wants him to win the Cup, less of a Rangers fan than people who want Tampa to win instead. Can we make something clear? Us rooting one way or another has no impact on the outcome of this playoffs. Not even a bit. If it did, I’d probably root for Tampa because of an extra draft pick. Never mind. If my passion had any impact on the outcome, NY Rangers would win the Cup every year. 🙂

I saw a little debate about NY trading for Erik Karlsson. I do not understand this at all. They aren’t contending next year. Why give up an arm and a leg for Karlsson who will be available after next season for just money? He will get his big contract either way, and he will end up where he wants.

Lastly, on big news about Lou Lamoriello taking over the Islanders. He is now in charge, and he will make all the decisions his way. I do not think it will make them better long term. Maybe this year, maybe he will make a few trades and will demand some accountability. But one thing the Vegas success should teach us that it’s time to stop recycling old school, long term GMs and team executives around the league. McPhee, who happens to be one of them, knew exactly how they will react and fleeced them into many, many mistakes. It’s time for new thinking around the league. Old school Lamoriello isn’t the answer anymore. I think Shanahan knows that. And he knew that for a couple of years.

UPDATE: Click here to read the official announcement of hiring David Quinn

Happy Mother’s Day!

Good morning, boneheads!

Happy Mother’s Day! For those who are lucky to have your moms around, I hope you have a great day spending it with them.

For those, like myself, who don’t have your moms anymore, the memories should be enough to fill your day with joy and smiles.

As of hockey. The Jets made Golden Knights look like an expansion team last night. Impressive!

One game at 8 pm tonight: Capitals ( 1 ) vs Lightning ( 0 ).

UPDATE: Click here to read Carp’s article on Kevin Shattenkirk