Category Archives: MSG

Season Over

Typically I write a lot about the Yankees on this blog.  They’re one of my oldest sports loves. Traditionally winners, it’s great to be a Yankees fan. I do, however, root for one of New York’s biggest losers, and it’s not the Jets. I’m a big New York Rangers fan. Last night, their season ended as they blew the first round series with the Washington Capitals.

I shouldn’t be surprised considering it’s a team that sucked (and I mean sucked) for 54 years before they won a Stanley Cup in 1994. I need to keep my hockey expectations low. It’s just hard when you love the Blueshirts so much. 

So to all Rangers fans out there, don’t dispair. A few high-priced losers will be replaced by new high-priced losers that will give us flickers of hope. While we didn’t win again this year, we’ll always have MATTEAU, MATTEAU, MATTEAU!!!

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Refs Steal Game 2 from the Rangers

It’s obvious to me who te NHL wants to win the series between the Rangers and the Penguins. The poor officiating is so biased to help the Pens. While they call the obvious penalties in favor of the Rangers, they keep calling weak penalties on the Rangers. The NHL wants Crosby to hoist the Cup, it’s so damn obvious. The worst call was the quick whistle on Straka’s goal in the third period. That goal should have tied the game, instead it saves the Pens from shifting momentum.

Let’s hope the officiating looks better when the series shifts to MSG.

Rangers vs. Penguins Starts Tonight

So finally the NHL’s obsession with Sidney Crosby will get the Rangers on television more and more. While he’s a great player, I have a feeling that this series is not going to go more than 5 games. The Rangers seem to be pulling together at just the right time, getting scoring from key players, great defense, and great goaltending. Plus I think Avery will drive them nuts.

Once again, I’m heading to the New York Times Hockey Blog for all my coverage. Though I’ll check out the backpages of the NY tabloids online too. Let’s Go Rangers.

On to Round Two

So the Rangers have beaten Fatso and the Devils to win the series five four games to one (sorry, lack of sleep=bad math skills). While Versus continues it’s poor, limited coverage of the NHL playoffs, the Times’ hockey blog has been one of the best media outlets. It covered Sean Avery calling Brodeur “Fatso,” and posted a number of videos questioning the fatherhood of the Boston Bruins’ captain and equating Alex Kovalev to Sampson. Check out the videos in this post, they’re fantastic.

Stanley Cup Hockey

It’s April and we all know what that means:  time for Stanley Cup Hockey.  While there are sixteen teams in the running, I really only care about one – The New York Rangers. The Rangers open their quest for the Cup at the Devils this Wednesday night. The games, of course, won’t be televised. I am positive we’ll get more Pittsburgh and Ottawa than we should. Regardless, here are some articles on the upcoming series between the two rivals.
LET’S GO RANGERS…

ESPN Coverage Here
Some coverage from the Daily News here
New York Times coverage here.

Finally…

The Rangers have honored Mark Messier, they’ve honored Mike Richter, now they’re going to honor one of the greatest Rangers of all… Brian Leetch. The Daily News ran a nice article highlighting the top ten moments of his career. He anchored the blue line for so long that it was sometimes easy to take him for granted. Here’s to one of the greatest, I don’t think we’ll see the likes of #2 again for a long time.

Shut up Shut up Shut up

For some reason I can’t stand a single word that comes out of this guy’s mouth. Personally, I think there are a lot of holes in the Mitchell Report. Some of it may be true, some of it may not be true. I would think that a player would express sadness or frustration over the possibility of cheating while maintaining his own innocence and then stop commenting.  Surprisingly he doesn’t seem to blame baseball officials, the league, the union, etc. who never asked for more testing.  He just says that a Yankee should give back his Cy Young awards.

I guess I should be most surprised by my own reaction. I already know that EVERY time Curt Schilling opens his mouth I want to jump out the window. I should just ignore this idiot and wait for the day he retires and no one listens to him or publishes what he has to say anymore. For now, I’m going to focus my attention on more important sports issues like getting Isiah Thomas fired.