We are now precariously one point up in the standings from complete and utter embarassment. 6 games to go…all against teams battling for that last few spots. So, now it becomes the ol’ score board watching that dominates this time of year. Instead of being an OCD Rangers fan, now I have to watch EVERY GAME and hope we can get in. How much fun would a first round matchup with the Devs be…especially with Avery back in the fold? or Boston? We shall see!
Archive for March 2009
Hit the “Drop the Gloves” section….some good fights. Tonight’s game included…
Even though he gave the puck away that led to that god-awful goal, he semi-redeemed himself by netting the shoot-out winner. We keep this up…we may be a force to be reckoned with come mid April!
Hey, we are only 4 points behind the Flyers at this very moment. How good would two wins be this weekend? If we could grab even 3 out odf 4 points this weekend, I will go out on a limb and say we will make the playoffs. How the team handles these 2 very important games will tell us all we need to know as we go forward from here. Hank is slowly but surely establishing his place in the ol’ Hockey Hall of Fame for setting the record with his 4th season in a row with 30 or more wins in his first 4 seasons.
Not many articles or much to read today, but here they are anyway.
NY Times - Lundqvist Wins 30th; Brodeur One Behind Roy
I will be updating trades throughout the day….check back later…deadline is 3:00pm eastern.
First deal of the day!
10:41am- Ottawa gets Pascal Leclaire(G) and 2009 2nd rd pick. Columbus gets Antoine Vermette(F)
2. Calgary gets Jordan Leopold(D), Avs get Lawrence Nycholat(D) and 2009 Draft pick.
3. Pens get Andy Wozniewski(D), and Blues get Danny Richmond(D)
4. Sabres get Mikael Tellqvist(G), Pheonix gets 4th rd pick in return
5. Ducks get Nokelainen(F), Bruins get Montador(D)
6. Calgary gets Ollie Jokinen, pheonix gets Lombardi(F), Prust(F), and 1st round pick
7. Boston gets Mark Recchi(F), and a 2010 2nd rd pick, Tampa gets Matt Lashoff(D), and Martin Karsums(F)
8. Pens get Billy Guerin, Isles get a conditional draft pick. (Rangers should have jumped in for that price if cap room was available)
28 minutes till deadline…
Reitz was picked up from us off waivers by Toronto…
Say goodbye to Prucha, Dawes, and Kalinin… all to pheonix for derek morris(d)…very good d-man!
We also got Nik Antropov from Leafs for some picks
Finally, some goal scoring! It was great to see a game that was actually entertaining in all respects (for a Ranger fan anyway). Goals, fights, scrums, goals…etc. Prucha looks revived under Tortorella. Good things so far….
NY Times - Rangers’ Offense Returns as a Shake-Up Looms
Newsday - Avery could be skating for Rangers soon
Newsday - NOTEBOOK: Prucha getting ice time