Friday, March 30, 2007

Play-Off Challenge

Okay, we know that Buffalo will be in the first round. Anyone up for some wagering? I was thinking we could either do a charity-knit exchange, or local goodies -- for example, I live in wine country, or maybe some local yarn goodies ....

Who's in?

Thursday, March 29, 2007


my Rangers fell so badly to Montreal Tuesday night I don't want to talk about that. *laugh*

But on the other hand, I want to make a hockey post. So here's my computer's desktop. Ain't that enough to make your heart go pitter patter?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Let me tell you why I hate the Islander's Organization.

Tell me if you think this makes any sense to makes no sense to me.

Why would you start a goalie in a game that starts at 11:00am in Hartford, when you just sent him back to the AHL from the NHL after playing last night on Long Island?

Ok so he didn't start the game on the Island last night, but he played the 3rd period....ok almost the 3rd period. But it was a 730pm game, it was over around 10pm. So what that he either didn't get home to CT from Long Island until close to 1am, then had to be on the bus to Hartford at 7am this morning.

Now tell me would you be upset that he let in 6 goals......NO!!! You really can't fault him for that. He was tired, and not ready to play. If they were goning to call someone up from the ECHL to be a back up, why didn't they just start our backup?

They wanted to put Dubie in because he normally plays better against Hartford.....obviously today this was not the case. I feel bad for him, and there really wasn't anything that he could do. He looked tired, he looked awful. And now he has to live with that terrible lose.

They are fighting for a playoff spot, and this wasn't going to help them losing this game today, because now they have dropped out of position......yet again.

11 games left in the season, and we need to win most of them and Albany to lose most of theirs. Let's go TIGER'S!!!!


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Holy Crap I just spent MONEY

Well a lot of money to me. The husband is going to Florida for a business trip so I'm going to be all alone this weekend with the dogs. What's a girl to do? Go online to Ticketmaster, and get a killer seat for the Bruins/Rangers game this weekend in Boston. I'll either be right behind the benches or right across the ice from them. I don't know which side they're on, but I'll be in the 4th row of the lower level.

Last time I went to Boston to watch them (the Rangers) play was before the strike. They lost but I got to breathe the same air as Messier. I'm hoping this time they'll win.

But here's the big question. My jersey is a Messier jersey. Can I wear it to the game even though Mark's number has been retired?

*laugh* Yep, a hockey fashion question.


This is, indeed, a rare event. I'm rooting for the Islanders to win tonight over the Lightning. I don't have anything against Tampa it's just that if Tampa loses tonight and the Rangers win against the Flyers tomorrow night, that will put the Rangers into 6th place.

Two weeks ago I wouldn't have even thought that I would be thinking about play offs. We just may stay in the play off line up. There are only 9 games to go. Knowing the Rangers, it's totally possibly they'll tank and fall out of the play offs but my hopes that won't happen are high.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

We're In, We're Out

Sunday the Rangers had made it to the 8th spot for the play offs. As of today we're in 10th place and not in play off contention (is that the right word?).

I'm relatively sure it's not going to happen for us this year. The only good thing about that is that I'll be able to suspend DirecTV a month early (I only have our account active during hockey season) and save some money. Truth be told, I'd rather have the Rangers in the play offs.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Penguins Made a Deal.

The Penguins are not only doing well they signed a deal that will get them a new arena

For the first time I actually have hockey knitting to do. I am going to start teaching men's knitting classes at Knit 1 in Pittsburgh. The begining class will be a black and gold scarf.

Friday, March 09, 2007

I'm so glad

that I'm not an Islander's fan. I would have been mightly ticked off after last night's game. The Rangers were ahead by one goal and there was 20.4 seconds left and there was what appeared to many folks a goal by the Islanders. It was immediately waved off but the tape went to Toronto for review. I will admit that it sure as hell looked like a goal to me but the ref was right behind the goal and I'm guessing he had a pretty good view and he's the one who waved it off. The folks in Toronto deemed it no goal because it was inconclusive that the puck fully crossed the goal line.

As a Rangers fan (and we need the points), I was happy with the outcome. But I can't help but think the Islanders were robbed.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Points, glorious points

Firstly, hi. I am new to the blog- one of the people who couldn't join till after the Blogger switch. It is good to finally be 'here'.

Obviously it is too soon to consider a streak, though we desperately need one to stay in the running for the playoffs, but it was nice to see the Avs win so decisively last night. For me, it was a perfect Avs-style game- Budaj in net, Sakic making an unselfish pass instead of scoring his record-breaking point himself, and poor Lappy getting a point in spite of the denial against the empty net.

Now if only they can find a way not to implode against Detroit...