Archive for March, 2009

Habs, Panthers hold serve

By at 31 March, 2009, 9:53 pm

The pressure remains the same for the Rangers. Win in April and they’ll be fine. That much we know with the eighth seeded Canadiens and ninth place Panthers each posting home wins tonight to hold serve in the Eastern playoff race.
Montreal had its way with the Original Six Blackhawks getting the first three on former […]


Avery, Rangers show intelligence in big win over rival

By at 31 March, 2009, 12:23 am

The stage was set again for Sean Avery as he renewed acquaintances with chief rival Martin Brodeur. Amidst all the media hype was how important the outcome of the game was for Avery’s team the Rangers, who are in a tight battle with Montreal and Florida for one of the final two spots.
There’s also this. […]


Devilish disgrace

By at 30 March, 2009, 9:44 pm

Normally when I come back from a game before I do my recap I’ll look at a box score, read a few posts on message boards, maybe watch some highlights of the game on tape before or while I’m writing.  Tonight I will do none of that for two reasons – first, Derek can take care of […]


Latest Battle of Hudson looms large tonight

By at 30 March, 2009, 3:10 pm

Anytime the Rangers and Devils collide to renew an intense bitter rivalry, it’s usually entertaining. Toss in that it’s a must win game for the host Blueshirts with Martin Brodeur back in net looking to further damage the MSG club’s playoff chances and it looms even larger.
Of course, much of the media hype will be […]


Avery’s teammates unhappy with double standard

By at 29 March, 2009, 9:32 pm

It was bound to happen. When Sean Avery returned to the ice back with the Rangers, everyone knew he’d be under very close watch. Not surprisingly, his reputation has hurt in terms of drawing calls 99 percent of his peers would get.
Such is how life is for Avery in his Broadway Sequel. In 12 games, […]


A Late Thought

By at 29 March, 2009, 1:44 am

Before I called it a night, I wanted to just post a quick observation about yesterday’s tough Ranger loss to the Pens.
What was said yesterday wasn’t so much about the team they played but more to do with the standard of officiating in the NHL. There are just way too many instances where questionable calls […]


Devils continue to lack intelligence, lose fourth straight

By at 28 March, 2009, 8:17 pm

In the pregame before tonight’s game with the Hurricanes, when asked what needed to change from the prior three games (all losses), coach Brent Sutter had a blunt assessment saying simply, ‘We need to be more intelligent’.  Then David Clarkson’s crucial third-period turnover, a questionable late penalty call on Paul Martin and more bad penalty […]


Thanks NHL

By at 28 March, 2009, 2:07 pm

I don’t really know what to say after watching that. Congratulations NHL! Your programmed referees did an outstanding job calling every penalty on our team against the league’s chosen one.
I’m not going to say the penalties decided it because our penalty killers were so good that somehow the chosen team didn’t score. It felt like […]


Shakey visiting the Booster Club Monday night

By at 28 March, 2009, 11:23 am

Yes – that Reality TV Star – Richard “SHAKEY” Krouse will be attending the next booster club meeting on Monday night at the Long Island Marriott. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM. If you are coming to the meeting, please bring some Liquid Detergent. This is our monthly charity item, that […]


All I can say is…. WOW!

By at 28 March, 2009, 9:46 am

The NHL network called it David vs. Goliath.
David certainly had the slings and arrows. And a man named Joey supplied the defense.
For a team that is heading for history (4 straight 50 win seasons – another President’s Trophy), a chance at another Cup run, I did not expect them to be the losing team. […]