Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I still Hate The Flyers.

I still Hate The Flyers
Originally uploaded by placidian.
Flyers score 3 unanswered
goals to win in OT.
Rangers scrounge 1 point,
and shoulda had 2. D'oh!
Memo to Blueshirts:
Must play all 60 minutes.
Let's Go Ranguhs!

Barton Silverman, I like your photos better when they show the pucks going INTO the net.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Rangers 7 - Penguins 1 YAY!

The Rangers beat Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury like a rented mule yesterday at the Garden. That sucks for him, but whaddyagonnado?
Rangers Crush Penguins

Jaro Jagr, League Leader

Petr Puck Pretty Pleased

Mutual Admiration

YAY!! Let's Go Rangers!

(photos swiped from http://www.newyorkrangers.com)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Mario Lemieux: Gone Again, Too Soon

Yesterday Mario Lemieux retired from the Penguins, citing health issues. An irregular heartbeat, a bad back, and a form of Hodgkin's disease are all things he battled while maintaining the highest skill of any hockey player in the history of the sport, except for possibly Wayne Gretzky. I hate to see such amazing talent leave the game...

Mario Lemieux- Gone Again, Too Soon

On a (somewhat) related note, former Lemieux protegé, and current NHL leader in scoring, Jaromir Jagr had a goal in a losing effort. Sabres 2 - Rangers 1.

Let's Go Rangers!

Lemieux photo from NYTimes.com

Monday, January 23, 2006

Blueshirts Mission Accomplished!

Yesterday, I tasked the Rangers to end the Devils 9 game winning streak, and the boys complied. YAY!!

Petr (Prucha) Puck put a bisquit in the basket,

Petr Beats Brodeur!

Michael Nylander scored the eventual game winner,

Nylander Scores Game Winner!

Along the way, Henrik (Holy Moly, what a goalie!) Lundqvist was his usual swell Swedish self.

Stretch Those Groins!

Group Hug!

Group Hug!

YAY! Let's Go Rangers!

I may have mentioned this before, newyorkrangers.com are so kind to share their game photos with me.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Forget Him Not!

Rangers 3 - Bruins 2. Sykora scores the winner in the 6th round of the shootout!

When coach Tom Renney was asked why Sykora, a proven goal scorer, wasn't used earlier in the shootout, he sheepishly replied, "I kind of forgot about him; he was down at the other end of the bench." Yo coach, I know you gots lots of Czech players, but don't overlook the obvious ones for the shootout, mmkay?

Sykora's Big Score

The hated Devils come in to MSG tonight. Ok, Blueshirts, let's end their winning streak at 9 games. That is your mission, should you choose to accept it. Let's Go Rangers!

Photo unwittingly supplied by newyorkrangers.com

Saturday, January 21, 2006

The other member of the 'band'

The other member of the 'band'
Originally uploaded by placidian.
Everybody knows that all the really cool feety-bass players wear water socks.

Note the big toe on the low C note.

Friday, January 20, 2006

I have a new front tooth, and the Rangers Win in Pittsburgh.

Rangers 4 - Penguins 2. YAY!

Petr Puck netted 2 goals, and Michal Rozsival made up for his earlier gaffe (scoring a dreaded 'own goal') by tallying the game-winner. They're calling it a 'Playoff Push' over at NewYorkRangers.com, and so am I. (thanks again for the photo!)

Things are looking up

Let's Go Rangers!

I have a new crown, which has been cemented in place on my titanium dental implant. For the money this whole thing has cost me, it had better outlast the Earth, the stars, and the cockroaches. I'm including this personal item with my NYR obsession only because my tooth trouble was the result of a hockey injury.
Sorry, no picture available.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

It's so simple, why didn't I think of it before?

I have the discovered the secret to keep the Rangers from ever losing again.
Hold the opposition to less than 4 goals.

Red Wings 4 - Rangers 3.
Blue Jackets 4 - Rangers 3.


But will anyone listen to me?
No, of course not. Mine is a voice in the wilderness.
Once more, with feeling: Let's Go Ranguhs!

Friday, January 13, 2006

Mark Messier Night @ MSG

This kind of thing happens when a living legend leads his team to the Promised Land. Congratulations, Mess!

Mark Messier Night

Messier Honored at MSG

Messier Memories

Messier's #11 retired

Honored Captain and Stanley Cup

(Photos from NYTimes.com and newyorkrangers.com)

And oh, by the way, the Rangers beat the Oilers in overtime on a goal by Jaromir Jagr. YAY!!

Let's Go Rangers!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

'Oh Baby', a Comeback Victory!

A couple of days ago, the Blueshirts made a trade in order to get more 'Czech-ing' in the lineup. (That's a total of NINE Czech players) Ladies and Gentlemen, here is your newest New York Ranger, Petr Sykora!

New Ranger, Petr Sykora

Guess who had a goal and an assist in the Rangers come from behind win over the Flames?? (I'll give you a hint, he wears number 17 and he's from Czechoslovakia)

Are you feelin' it? I'm feelin' it.

Comeback Victory!

YAY!! Let's Go Rangers!

http://www.newyorkrangers.com/ (always good for a photo or two)

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Shout it out.. SHUTOUT!

Ah yes, a win for the Rangers over the Panthers! (4-0)

2 goals by Jaromir Jagr...

Jaromir Jagr

... and a shutout for rookie sensation Henrik (Hank) Lundqvist!

Shutout for Henrik!

Now, what's the word I'm searching for? I think it's YAY!!

Photos *borrowed* from http://www.newyorkrangers.com/.

Let's Go Rangers!

Friday, January 06, 2006

I HATE the Flyers.

Let's just get that out of the way, right off the bat. I never like to see the boys lose, but losing to the Flyers in overtime (Just 7 seconds into ot- what, were they still standing along the dasher, drinking Powerade?) is a steamy pile of crap.

I AM NOT HAPPY. Oh well, I shall console myself with the knowledge that the Blueshirts salvaged a point for getting a tie in regulation.

And look at the expression on the girl's face behind the glass, just beyond the dejected Marik Malek. She's not happy either. I'm guessing she's about to launch an f-bomb, followed by another f-bomb. I hear ya, girl!

I hate the Flyers!

Robert Caplin from the NY Times took the photo, and with abject sadness, I have posted it here without permission.

*sigh* Let's Go Rangers!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Ice Is Slippery...

...and my beloved Rangers are in a bit (2 wins, 4 losses, and 2 ties in the last 8 games) of a slump. This is why I should not go on vacation; the minute I take my eyes offa these guys, they start tripping over the blue line. Huh.
Anyway, with only 1 more game left in the 1st half of the regular season, they still have a very good record. (22-12-6)
So Imma not gonna freak out too, too, too much over Henrik letting in the overtime goal last night to the Lightning; after all, they still get 1 point for an OT loss.

Ice is Slippery

Barton Silverman of the NY Times sees all with his camera.

C'mon now, Let's Go Rangers!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

January updated again.

Hello and Happy New Year!
I want to thank all of you for helping to make 2005 a success. I really, REALLY appreciate seeing your friendly faces at my gigs, and your support means a lot to me.
2006... I feel like I should have a New Year's Resolution, or something.
Okay, so I resolve to:
1.take better care of my plants,
2.take my guitar(s) into the shop for repair,
3.finish my cd,
4.eat more chocolate. (so far so good on the chocolate)

4 Wed. Grappino 6-10 (West Dallas, just east of Waugh)
5 Thurs. West End Pub 9-1 (West Little York/Barker Cypress)
6 Fri. Tobin's 9-1 (11902 Jones Rd.)
7 Sat. Grappino 6-11
11 Wed. Grappino 6-10
14 Thurs. Beer Island 8-12 (Corner of Studemont and White Oak Dr.)
13 Fri. Molly's 9:00-1:30 (Wilcrest and Westheimer)
14 Sat. Grappino 6-11
18 Wed. Grappino 6-10
19 Thurs. West End Pub 9-1
20 Fri. Tobin's 9-1
21. Sat. Grisby Grill 6-10
25 Wed. Grappino 6-10
26 Thurs. Beer Island 8-12 (Corner of Studemont and White Oak Dr.)
27 Fri. Molly's 9:00-1:30
28 Sat. Kingwood Wine and Martini Bar 7-12 (4300 Town Center Kingwood)