Rangers-6, Bruins-2

Good morning, boneheads!

I can’t believe I just wrote that score. But the reality is, they played three games against Boston and these three were one of the better games they’ve all season so far. Culminating with yesterday’s win. Was it because there were fans? Maybe partially. But I think it was mainly because they played the most physically intimidating game last night. I can’t believe I just said that as well.

A lot of things to mention, but I let Carp do the talking. Just a couple of things. One, for people who were questioning their choice at number one pick. It was just a little glimpse of what we could expect from Lafrenière in the future. And two, even though Fox was Fox again, his partner made me think that the Nash trade may be much better at the end than we all thought it was when it happened.

Click here to read Carp’s game review.

It’s Go Time!

I know, it doesn’t sound much. But this is, IMO, a big step forward in our fight against this awful diseasee that has taken over our lives and took away many of our family members and close friends. The fans will be allowed tonight at MSG. Not too many, only around 2,000, but it’s undoubtedly a small step to normalcy. Last time they had fans at MSG was almost a year ago.

Rangers (6-8-3) vs Bruins (11-4-2), 7 pm start, TV-MSG, NHLN

Projected lineup:

Lafrenière-Zibanejad-Buchnevich

Kreider-Strome-Blackwell

Di Giuseppe-Howden-Gauthier

Lemieux-Rooney-Brodzinski

Lindgren-Fox

Miller-Smith

Bitetto-Hajek

Johnson- prucha’d

Panarin-leave of absence

Chytil, Trouba – injured

Kakko – COVID-19 protocol

Georgiev in net

LGR!!!!!

Rangers-3, Flyers-4

Good morning, boneheads!

I was preparing the Go Time Post yesterday and thought to myself- how are they supposed to compete when there are too many borderline NHLers and pure AHLers in the lineup? And that was before they announced Miller news.

The answer is, you can’t. There are some good stories here and there, but there is a reason why players play in big leagues, and why others become journeymen at best.

Click here to read Carp’s game review.

It’s Go Time!

Four days since they played their last game. So many things happened since. But you know it already, and I don’t want to talk about it. Let’s see what they got. Maybe someone else will try and prove they belong here and not in the AHL.

Rangers (6-7-3) vs Flyers (8-4-3), 7 pm start, TV-NBCSN

Projected lineup:

Lafreniere-Zibanejad-Buchnevich

Kreider-Strome-Blackwell

Lemieux-Howden-Gauthier

Di Giuseppe-Rooney-Brodzinski

Lindgren-Fox

Hajek-Bitetto

Johnson-Smith

Panarin- leave of absence

Trouba, Chytil-injured

Kakko, Miller- Covid protocoled

Shesterkin in net

LGR!!!!!

Panarin saga continues

I’l give you a new post because there is no way we will survive without it until Wednesday.

In case you missed it, Artemiy Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the team as he is being accused by his former coach, and former terrible NHL enforcer Nazarov for beating up an 18 yr old girl in Latvia in 2001.

You can find articles about it here and here.

Panarin vehemently denied the allegations, and since this morning the allegations have also been refuted by the hotel workers of the place it has allegedly happened, and by his Vityaz teammates who were with him that evening, as reported by Igor Eronko. Also, Russian media calls Andrei Nazarov a “shady figure”.

I will also post the original interview with Nazarov here. It’s in Russian, but the ( well over 300 ) comments are very revealing. They basically discredit Nazarov and call him a liar and mentally unstable.

A lot to be determined, perhaps in the next few days or so. I am a little perplexed as to why he is taking a leave of absence though. A lot more to come, for sure. Stay tuned.

Rangers-4, Capitals-1

Good morning, boneheads!

This team is playing with defensive purpose we haven’t seen for over a year. I don’t know if it’s Martin, or they just finally realized that they can’t win consistently in this league by scoring more goals than their opponents. So their offensive struggles may eventually become what the doctor ordered.

They also seem to have much deeper defense than we realized initially. And pretty good bottom 6.

I’ll comment more later, but I think playoffs aren’t out of question. At least not the way it looked a couple of weeks ago.

Click here to read Carps game review.

It’s Go Time!

I’m still in recovery mode from their last..um..game.

Voracek, Giroux, Konecny, Laughton are COVID-19 protocoled ( how’s that for a new word, coos?), for the record

Rangers (4-7-3) vs Flyers (8-3-2), 7 pm start, TV-MSG

Projected lineup:

Kreider-Zibanejad-Buchnevich

Panarin-Strome-Kakko

Lafreniere-Rooney-Blackwell

Lemieux-Howden-Di Giuseppe

Lindgren-Fox

Johnson-Smith

Hajek-Bitetto

Miller, Trouba-injured

Chytil-COVID-19 protocoled

Gauthier-quinned

Georgies in net

LGR!!!!!

Rangers-2, Devils-5

Good morning, boneheads!

I haven’t felt the way I feel this morning since…I can’t even remember. Dark ages?

After two solid games against the Bruins they came out without any purpose and any structure. Against the team that hasn’t played for over two weeks and only practice once. Whose fault is it? Coaching staff, there is no way around it.

I do not remember how Trouba got injured. But I also do not remember most of that game.

Click here to read Carp’s new article.