Archive for April, 2009

Picking The Conference Semis Part I: Canucks vs Blackhawks

By at 30 April, 2009, 7:27 pm

With each of our Hudson teams breaking our collective hearts in the First Round, there’s really not much left to say. However, eight teams remain competing for Lord Stanley this Spring.
I went a poor four-for-eight in the first round. So, let’s examine how the Conference Semis might wind up and beyond. We’ll start with a […]

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Tortorella regrets incident with fans

By at 30 April, 2009, 5:58 pm

Earlier today as the Rangers were wrapping things up at their Greenburgh practice facility, coach John Tortorella admitted that he was wrong for his awful reaction to some fans during the third period in Game 5 against the Caps in which he squirted water and tossed a plastic bottle that hit an innocent female bystander.
The […]

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Lack of finish did in Rangers

By at 29 April, 2009, 4:08 pm

It’s a day later and still hard to believe our season is over. Okay. Maybe it’s not as bad as what happened across the Hudson last night. But there’s absolutely zero difference when you blow a 3-1 series lead for the first time in franchise history.
Sure. The Alex Ovechkin led Capitals were superior and proved […]

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How to ruin a season in eighty seconds

By at 29 April, 2009, 2:58 pm

Well first off, if you’re waiting for a blow-by-blow recap of Game 7, look somewhere else.  I never want to relive that game again.  Especially since 58:40 of it no longer matters.  This (long) post will be more like a general recap of how a season that looked destined for greatness in February turned into […]

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So Long Rangers, and Devils

By at 29 April, 2009, 1:13 pm

One I was not surprised about – the other I was.
The momentum was on DC, and although outplayed in many parts of the game – it just seemed to be leaning the Caps way. A great shot by on ol vet. Ovie was really a non-factor, but in the next series, he will […]

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Fedorov’s winner sends Lundqvist, Rangers home

By at 28 April, 2009, 10:17 pm

An old playoff goat came through. Sergei Fedorov scored with 4:59 left in regulation to lead the Capitals past the Rangers 2-1 in the deciding Game Seven, completing the franchise’s first ever comeback from a 3-1 series deficit to advance to their first Eastern Conference Semis in 11 years. They’ll next meet the Pittsburgh Penguins […]

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A fan in need

By at 28 April, 2009, 9:49 pm

I have a request for Derek, Brian and whoever else happens to read this blog.  If anything noteworthy happens with the Devils for say, the next few weeks – please let me know.   Especially if Brent Sutter resigns (please?) or the cyborg pretending to be Mr. Sutter vacates the earth and returns the coach I thought was […]

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One last chance to make it right

By at 28 April, 2009, 4:19 pm

As I sit here with fans on super high trying to stay cool from this crazy late April summer heat, I can honestly say that I’m ready for whatever happens later tonight.
Going into this series, the Rangers were a decided underdog against the game’s best player Alex Ovechkin and the much more talented Capitals. Nobody […]

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Devils Game 7 notes and thoughts

By at 28 April, 2009, 2:46 pm

I was gonna do one of these like 15 minutes ago, or a half hour.  Especially considering I’m leaving at about five to meet a friend before the game and take in some of Newark on what hopefully will be down to a 70 degree day by then.  It’s a struggle to come up with anything […]

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Devils Game 7 notes and thoughts

By at 28 April, 2009, 2:46 pm

I was gonna do one of these like 15 minutes ago, or a half hour.  Especially considering I’m leaving at about five to meet a friend before the game and take in some of Newark on what hopefully will be down to a 70 degree day by then.  It’s a struggle to come up with anything […]

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