I Am Still a Bonehead

The Blogfather.

In a way, it was an appropriate moniker, as Carp would go out to work to feed his Bonehead children with information about their favorite hockey team.  Like a father with children, he would share his perspective and wisdom earned through years of experience.  Often times, like children, we would react in a bevy of different ways: we could listen and try to learn, or we could disagree and think he knows nothing, or we would take irrational positions that he just didn’t understand the game or hated certain players.  And, like a father, no matter how much we could disagree or stray, he just loved to spend time with us or listen to us prattle on like the Boneheads that we are.

Carp’s untimely termination from The Journal News and the effective closure of Rangers Report, in a way, feels like a part of us has died.  I’ve been posting at Rangers Report for almost a decade.  I was in at the ground floor when Sam first started the blog in 2006.  I am certain that I am (sigh, was) the longest tenured regular poster, although some people who predate me may have been lurking around or may have changed handles. My first post came on October 26, 2006, a full breakdown of the state of the team and suggestions on how to fix it.  I closed my lengthy post with “This was my first post and I promise from now on they’ll be shorter.” I don’t think I’ve kept that promise.

There are few things that I’ve been a part of for as long as I have been a part of the Rangers Report blog. It’s been a significant part of my life, not just in terms of hours invested reading and commenting, but in terms of real life friendships and the profound effect that they’ve had upon my life.  I don’t want to point out too  many people, but I think ilb deserves special mention here.  I’m certain that his unending kindness and generosity has touched many of you the way it has me.  I’ve always maintained that he is the best of us.

Much like when someone dies, the survivors are left to carry on.  To me, the most important part of Rangers Report has always been the people.  I want that to carry on.  I won’t be in the dressing room, I won’t be doing investigative reporting.  But I can write list-based game reviews give everyone a place to comment and keep the discussion going.  I can put up a Twitter widget so that you can have a place to look for all of your Rangers and NHL-wide news. Most importantly, I can give you an alternative to the ignorant corporate pigs at the Gannett Company.

To leave comments, just put in your e-mail and preferred name, just as it was with Carp.  If you have a gravatar, you can log into your wordpress account that you used to create the gravatar and it will appear when you post.

***If you have any personal information in your gravatar, such as your name, it will be displayed when you comment.  Please be aware and remove any information you do not want shared, or, alternatively, don’t use gravatar.***

I am still a Bonehead.  I hope you will be, too.

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118 thoughts on “I Am Still a Bonehead”

  1. Just a housekeeping note: If you post using a gravatar, it will show your post as being done with whatever information you gave to gravatar. So if you have any personal information there that you don’t want shared, I suggest you change it.

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  2. I am not a lawyer and do not play one on TV. with that said, I wonder if you should update the disclaimer to include something about not being affiliated with the New York Rangers and not being affiliated with the National Hockey League. We don’t want Jimmy and Gary to set their legal teams after us 🙂

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  3. I sent him a tweet just to let him know that I am keeping his seat warm and that he meant a lot to us. I know him and what kind of man he is. This will not keep him down. This blog is only temporary until he figures his situation out. I just want everyone to have a home until then.

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  4. Three questions:
    1) Is this thing on?
    2) Who’s Doddie?
    3) Where do I log?

    Bonus question:
    Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?

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  5. This is awesome. Rare poster but long time Bonehead. Carp is simply the best and while I will never again even glance at lo hud I will gladly follow Carp wherever he goes, or pay a hefty subscription fee to read his Go Time and Game Reviews should he cost to strike out in that firection.. This will destroy Rangers Report and I hope it does. Blogmama,the asinine changes to a very popular blog, now Carp being treated this way. Assesns

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  6. Gravy

    A. Yeah
    2. She was in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.
    D. The Pacific Northwest

    Bonus; No, but Back To The Future was pretty sweet.

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  7. Even though they’ve made a point, every chance they get, of saying that they want to go with the minimum amount of extra bodies, something tells me even after they jettison McIlrath and lose him for nothing, they keep Jooris around.
    At least Jooris seems to have an extra facet or two to his game. AV seems to love him.

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  8. So does tonight make the third time this season we make a backup (or in this case a 3rd stringer) look like Patrick-Roy-in-the-playoffs?

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  9. Hate to bring this up but the Baby Bruins have a Siouxper Goalie in net tonight.
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    In Zane we Trust!
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    Nice to see the kid get his first start, but I don’t think it will be his first win 🙂

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  10. Wow! Thanks for doing this Doodie.

    The place looks great and it’s awesome to see people checking in already.

    I’ve got a beer league hockey game tonight so I won’t be around for Go-Time, but you can bet I’ll be checking in. LGR!!

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  11. Complete trap game tonight…….Rangers typically make rookie substitute goalies look like Terry Sawchuck. Boston stunk kike dung at home last night and will surely play better tonight. Plus, it is an NBCSN game so we will have to endure Milbury crowing about he and his idiot teammates beating up fans in the Garden again. Just imagine if a class act like Bobby Orr was on NBCSN instead.

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  12. Honestly, it feels good to have this space again. It’s its own reward.

    And look! Spaces in between lines without having to put dashes in!

    Sioux, to answer your question, I will be writing the majority of them, but on nights where I know I won’t get a chance, I’ll solicit volunteers.

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  13. Zane won the Mike Richter award in 2015 as the Best College Goalie. He was 3rd all time wins for the Sioux, with 58 wins, his college numbers 2.10 Gaa with .926 save percetage.
    .
    But I think he had a better defense in front of him in college, than he does tonight.

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  14. Good Lord, Jeeves. I mean to say, “Good Lord!” Bonehead Nation lives on!

    Now if someone could write something inappropriate. I dunno, “Hanka, Hanka” comes to mind. Maybe we can entice Carp into moderating while we’re waiting for his thing.

    You rock, Doodie.

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  15. Yeah? Buch coming back Friday? Good news then! I miss having Russian players on our team. I’m eager to see what he can bring but this injury… Go Buch Go!

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  16. Thanks for setting this up Doodie. It makes me happy, in a really sad bittersweet way.

    I won’t be joining for Go Time! tonight since my Cubs are just playing in the World Series. I’ll be joining the rest of you in hockey season (already in progress) around next week or so.

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  17. P.S. what does it say about LoHud IT that you managed to set up a better blog in every way (minus the blogfather — i’m sorry to say this version is not as good) in an afternoon.

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  18. Eric is trying but he is having trouble posting. I honestly have no explanation for him. I’ll just say Fifth in Metro on his behalf.

    And Rob, it’s baseball. You should be able to watch the Rangers game in between the 3.5 hours of inactivity of the baseball game.

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  19. Will be here for the initial Go Time, but will not make it to the end of the game as I will be enjoying slewfoots and point rockets from PK Subban at the Honda Ponda. Very happy this place exists.

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  20. As I said earlier, and have updated my original post to reflect, if you have any personal information in your gravatar, such as your name, it will be displayed when you comment. Please be aware and remove any information you do not want shared, or, alternatively, don’t use gravatar.

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  21. Drop a stool, playing pool, I’m cool, watch me drool, have a duel, what a tool, go to school, George Boole, play the fool, ghost and ghoul

    Boyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  22. Thanks so much Doodie, what an awesome post!!!!!

    I haven’t posted much the past few years but will always be a Bonehead! It’s great that you are keeping it alive!!!

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  23. Wir müssen unseren kompletten Urlaub bereits im Januar eiegatregnn haben. Nach langem Meckern meinerseits und nach Absprache mit meinen Kollegen, haben wir es dann selbst so gehandhabt (mit Wohlwollen des 1. Chefs), dass wir fürs Papier den Urlaub eintragen, das Ganze dann aber relativ locker und flexibel nehmen. Da wir uns immer relativ gut absprechen konnten, gab das auch nie Probleme. (Hatte aber auch keiner Kinder).

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  24. It pains me no end, but I better explain that my comment above was sarcasm. It didn't work because, first, Faux News is dishonest enough to do something that artlessly blatant to make Obama and the Dems look bad; and second, because even if not being that deceitful, Faux hirelings are inept enough to do that actnceidally and dumb enough not to realize they had done it.

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  25. Grattis och Lycka till. Vad fint ni har gjort. Ser att ni har lagt ner massor av tid men vilket fantastiskt re.yktatsLucla till igen. Jag planerar redan ett besök i Jönköping.

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  26. Decirte tambien que siempre e tenido los ovarios poufcoliillares si se dice asi, tengo 29 años y no tengo hijos. Ahora mismo mis sintomas son dolor en mi lado izquierdo del ovario y en mis riñones, otra duda que tengo, hacer deporte ayuda a empeorar el quiste?

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  27. Woooow vilket fräscht gym, där passar du in klockrent ; ) perfekt att de har lite av varje och det gör ju det inte sämre när bastu och dusch är fräscht ocksÃ¥. Bikramyoga har jag själv inte provat, men en väninna till mig tränar det och tycker det är superskön träning- jag tror det passar dig?! Det lÃ¥ter toppen att du ska tipsa om lite kor¤/tsÃtning = )Nu ska jag ut pÃ¥ prommis med barnen,kram Jessica

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  28. ma è stupendo!!sono veramente faa3istnci&#82t0;la mia parte preferita è stata quando Niall si faceva la doccia hahahahahah e poi il resto mi ha fatto veramente ridere come una mongola hahahahaah

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  29. Hidden due to low comment rating. .dapat 3rd pon jadi la…….yatt pn dh bertudong ! bagos lah itu petanda baik la kan….tapi kalau bertudong dengan hati yg iklas kerana allah itu bagos besar jugak pahala nye kn…….tapi kalau bertudong kerana ikut2tan tu kurang baik….minah jambu tk bertudong tapi ,inah jambu tengok majlis yg macmana yg minah jambu nk hadir n tengok tempat la kalau nk bertudong kn3n;nnnnn&#82n0;&#8230n.kalau setakat nk ikot2 ni minah jambu tk main ………..hati lom iklas lagi…..Poorly-rated.

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  30. Lu, esse presente foi perfeito, amei demais meeesmo!Em relação as fotos, não consegui muito boas da mão completa, pois minhas cutículas estão num período ݞconturbadoࢩ da vida delas (hahahaha), então preferi focar apenas nas melhores!Beijão ;*

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  31. hehe Tr3n;#82u0&eot entirely too difficult. First time I ever did it though, I took pictures of all the solder joints before I disconnected anything. I was really, really nervous putting it back together!

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  32. क्या बात है…आज हर जगह आम छाया हुआ à¤&6#237¹;…वटवृक्ष पर भी…सुधा जी को इतने सहज ढंग से अपनी बात कहने के लिए बधाइयाँ…

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  33. Sim, esperemos que no final das obras a CML tenha árvores e arbustos, se calhar girassóis, assumindo aquele espaço como jardim e assim lhe faça a vigilância e maÃÃnetu§n£o durante muitos e longos.E que lá apareça o Pai-Natal na época respectiva.

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  34. J’adore ton post !!! Tout y est juste et drôle… Plus moches les it-bags en Italie? J’en ai peur, oui, et hélas… pour un pays spécialiste en maqruoinerie… J’ai pour témoin l’effroyable stock de sacs proposés au marché de Vintimille.

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  35. · Lan, How much do I love that your comment was in list form! : )Alicia, It was totally impromptu… mostly ketchup, with balsamic and other stuff added to taste. But any BBQ sauce you like would work. And your cooking goal sounds like a great idea. I’m totally trying to work more vegetables into my life, as you’ll see in the next post!Molly, Ha! Well, it’s definitely about time then! Hope you find some sloppy joes in your kitchen soon! : )

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