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(CBC)   New York Rangers advance to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 20 years   (cbc.ca) divider line 91
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2014-05-19 02:59:59 PM
wtf? why couldn't this have happened a series ago!?!?!

/*grumble*
 
2014-05-19 03:21:37 PM
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2014-05-19 03:48:55 PM
Long way to go.
 
2014-05-19 03:50:07 PM
Yeah, no jinxing things subby.  They still have to play the games.  Though this is a huge blow for Montreal, you never know who might step up.
 
2014-05-19 03:53:02 PM
Never should have measured McSorley's stick, Habs.
 
2014-05-19 03:53:27 PM
While I enjoyed watching Montreal get beat like a red-headed stepchild, it doesn't make me feel better...
 
2014-05-19 03:53:59 PM
The Rangers have more dry spells than a California forest. I remember cheering for them in 1994, when it had been 54 years since they last won the Cup.Actually I was in a Boston bar where everyone was cheering on the Rangers.
 
2014-05-19 03:54:27 PM
So, wait a sec, the Bruins did this for seven games and not a nick on him.  Kreider does it and "BOOM" out for the series?!

Something doesn't smell right here.
 
2014-05-19 04:01:31 PM

Rwa2play: So, wait a sec, the Bruins did this for seven games and not a nick on him.  Kreider does it and "BOOM" out for the series?!

Something doesn't smell right here.


Lucky shot, fluke accident, or straw that broke the camel's back?

/we watch
//no one decides
 
2014-05-19 04:02:24 PM
Put Tokarski in.
 
2014-05-19 04:03:06 PM
Pretty much.  Pret-tyyyyyy much.  Hopefully the Habs use all their pissy feelings as fuel and reel off 4 wins.  I doubt it, but hope so.
 
2014-05-19 04:04:28 PM

itsaback: Put Tokarski in.


Twittersphere saying it'll be him.
 
2014-05-19 04:05:22 PM
As if the East can hold the West's jock.

Last 2 cup winners in the Western conference finals.

Kind of like how the NFC Championship was the de facto Superb Owl from the late 80's mid 90's.
 
2014-05-19 04:08:26 PM

PluckYew: As if the East can hold the West's jock.

Last 2 cup winners in the Western conference finals.

Kind of like how the NFC Championship was the de facto Superb Owl from the late 80's mid 90's.


And no one in the East could beat Boston.
 
2014-05-19 04:09:49 PM

PluckYew: As if the East can hold the West's jock.

Last 2 cup winners in the Western conference finals.

Kind of like how the NFC Championship was the de facto Superb Owl from the late 80's mid 90's.


Oh, well then why even bother playing?

Not that it's even close to a foregone conclusion at this point, but if the Rangers get past the Canadiens into the Finals, I'm not going to act like that's not an accomplishment worth celebrating.
 
2014-05-19 04:14:39 PM
So much for a MATTEAU MATTEAU MATTEAU moment.
 
2014-05-19 04:14:46 PM
Bullshiat net crashing. fark the Rangers.

/Leaf fan.
 
2014-05-19 04:19:45 PM

itsaback: Put Tokarski in.


Is there even a question? "Budaj" is a Slovakian word meaning "don't ever use me in a meaningful game".
 
2014-05-19 04:22:13 PM

Rwa2play: So, wait a sec, the Bruins did this for seven games and not a nick on him.  Kreider does it and "BOOM" out for the series?!

Something doesn't smell right here.


It's laughable now - Marshmont got 2 big penalties that series - one for snowing on Price and another for being crosschecked into him.  It's not like he needs help getting into trouble.  I think Soderbergh got one under those circumstances, too.  The Bruins should have been going in full speed into Price AND trying to hack the goal mouth wider but were afraid to, so they shot directly into Canadien feet.

/Plekanic took one for the Habs.
 
2014-05-19 04:24:05 PM
Typical... I would say 'Good series' Rangers but there isn't one.

If Rangers win, Go Chicago!!!
 
2014-05-19 04:27:05 PM

inclemency: Bullshiat net crashing. fark the Rangers.

/Leaf fan.


Which shows your hockey knowledge, being a Leafs fan.

Kreider's right leg was hit by Emelin's stick, throwing him off balance while shooting at the goal. The only dirty thing was Emelin striking at Krieder's leg that hard (the stick actually bent around it) that it took his balance. Emelin is to blame, if there is any blame to be had, not Kreider. (And note, there isn't - Emelin was only doing the only thing he could to try and prevent a full breakaway.  Had this whole thing not happened as it did, I would be surprised it wouldn't have been called a penalty shot.)

Here's a really excellent video of what happened. and you can focus in on it as much as you like. You'll see after being struck with the stick of Emelin, Kreider never had control (look at the right skate), and at his high rate of speed there was no ability way to come to a full stop. In the split second this took place he didn't have a chance to respond. Even with that, the little dusting of snow in front of Price just before the collision shows Krieder took every effort to try and stop but his momentum was too great.

It was a fast aggressive skater pushing at the net, trying to score in a 2-0 game. He did not attempt to hurt Price but it works out he was.

Now, the Rangers have a terrible way of  making backups look great, and this should light a fire under Montreal's butt, so I expect Game 2 tonight to be very hard fought. Still, this is undeniably a break for the Rangers. I suspect they'll get it in 6 rather than 7 now.
 
2014-05-19 04:28:48 PM
That play was a real unfortunate play for the Habs but an accident nonetheless. Kreider was hit in the right foot by Emilin and that sent him off balance. That he got the shot off from his back heel is amazing. Nothing he could do to avoid hitting Price there.

Soon as I saw the replay and saw Price's foot get caught on the post, I knew he was injured. He made a solid effort to stay in but both of those goals were because he was injured. He was cheating to his left on both of them and got burned for it. Probably because he couldn't push off that foot to get to the left post.
 
2014-05-19 04:35:13 PM

saintstryfe: inclemency: Bullshiat net crashing. fark the Rangers.

/Leaf fan.

Which shows your hockey knowledge, being a Leafs fan.

Kreider's right leg was hit by Emelin's stick, throwing him off balance while shooting at the goal. The only dirty thing was Emelin striking at Krieder's leg that hard (the stick actually bent around it) that it took his balance. Emelin is to blame, if there is any blame to be had, not Kreider. (And note, there isn't - Emelin was only doing the only thing he could to try and prevent a full breakaway.  Had this whole thing not happened as it did, I would be surprised it wouldn't have been called a penalty shot.)

Here's a really excellent video of what happened. and you can focus in on it as much as you like. You'll see after being struck with the stick of Emelin, Kreider never had control (look at the right skate), and at his high rate of speed there was no ability way to come to a full stop. In the split second this took place he didn't have a chance to respond. Even with that, the little dusting of snow in front of Price just before the collision shows Krieder took every effort to try and stop but his momentum was too great.

It was a fast aggressive skater pushing at the net, trying to score in a 2-0 game. He did not attempt to hurt Price but it works out he was.

Now, the Rangers have a terrible way of  making backups look great, and this should light a fire under Montreal's butt, so I expect Game 2 tonight to be very hard fought. Still, this is undeniably a break for the Rangers. I suspect they'll get it in 6 rather than 7 now.


That's a different angle that looks much less malicious than the 2 I saw previously. So thank you, my bad.

Just because I have hometown loyalty doesn't make me an idiot however. So fark off you condescending dickhead.
 
2014-05-19 04:44:08 PM

inclemency: Just because I have hometown loyalty doesn't make me an idiot however. So fark off you condescending dickhead.


I think you take yourself way too seriously, and can't recognize when someone is joking with you.

Jeez......
 
2014-05-19 04:50:03 PM

mainstreet62: inclemency: Just because I have hometown loyalty doesn't make me an idiot however. So fark off you condescending dickhead.

I think you take yourself way too seriously, and can't recognize when someone is joking with you.

Jeez......


SHUT UP ALL OF YOU!!  JUST SHUT UP!!!!
 
2014-05-19 04:54:30 PM

saintstryfe: inclemency: Bullshiat net crashing. fark the Rangers.

/Leaf fan.

Which shows your hockey knowledge, being a Leafs fan.

Kreider's right leg was hit by Emelin's stick, throwing him off balance while shooting at the goal. The only dirty thing was Emelin striking at Krieder's leg that hard (the stick actually bent around it) that it took his balance. Emelin is to blame, if there is any blame to be had, not Kreider. (And note, there isn't - Emelin was only doing the only thing he could to try and prevent a full breakaway.  Had this whole thing not happened as it did, I would be surprised it wouldn't have been called a penalty shot.)

Here's a really excellent video of what happened. and you can focus in on it as much as you like. You'll see after being struck with the stick of Emelin, Kreider never had control (look at the right skate), and at his high rate of speed there was no ability way to come to a full stop. In the split second this took place he didn't have a chance to respond. Even with that, the little dusting of snow in front of Price just before the collision shows Krieder took every effort to try and stop but his momentum was too great.

It was a fast aggressive skater pushing at the net, trying to score in a 2-0 game. He did not attempt to hurt Price but it works out he was.



I mostly agree with you but the two bolded parts are arguable.  His right leg gets slashed hard, he picks it up, he turns to stop and looks to be in control until - he doesn't put his right leg back down to stop.  The question is could he put the leg back down or was he stung too hard by Emelin.  I'd agree with (whoever I read that said) it's an accidentally on purpose kind of thing.  And even in that regard, I'd say it's justifiable but unfortunate.
 
2014-05-19 04:55:38 PM

somedude210: wtf? why couldn't this have happened a series ago!?!?!

/*grumble*


And if Price was carried out on a stretcher in the Garden, the outrage against the Bruins would have reached levels comprable to Pearl Harbor.
 
2014-05-19 04:57:38 PM

rjakobi: Never should have measured McSorley's stick, Habs.


If the Kings get past Chicago, I want them to make it to the Finals just so that we can take revenge on them for that one.

/A dish best served cold
 
2014-05-19 04:58:46 PM

Flappyhead: mainstreet62: inclemency: Just because I have hometown loyalty doesn't make me an idiot however. So fark off you condescending dickhead.

I think you take yourself way too seriously, and can't recognize when someone is joking with you.

Jeez......

SHUT UP ALL OF YOU!!  JUST SHUT UP!!!!


NO YOU!
 
2014-05-19 05:06:09 PM

OtherLittleGuy: somedude210: wtf? why couldn't this have happened a series ago!?!?!

/*grumble*

And if Price was carried out on a stretcher in the Garden, the outrage against the Bruins would have reached levels comprable to Pearl Harbor.


This is true.
 
2014-05-19 05:08:18 PM
Go Rags.  Although I want a 7 game series, I'd like to wake up tomorrow to Montreal burning, because they lost 2 at home.
 
2014-05-19 05:11:12 PM
And Philly and San Jose are in a corner, crying still.
 
2014-05-19 05:20:47 PM
if the Habs play like they did on Saturday then it doesn't matter who is in net.  but anyway, put Tokarsky in and see what he can do.  If anything he might show that he is the real deal (Calder Cup winner/MVP and Memorial Cup winner/MVP).  Then the Habs can use him as trade bait to get big center they so desperately need.  They have Fucale as the future goaltender anyway so why not.

/armchair GM
//technically "standing at work GM"
 
2014-05-19 05:22:40 PM

Nana's Vibrator: saintstryfe: inclemency: Bullshiat net crashing. fark the Rangers.

/Leaf fan.

Which shows your hockey knowledge, being a Leafs fan.

Kreider's right leg was hit by Emelin's stick, throwing him off balance while shooting at the goal. The only dirty thing was Emelin striking at Krieder's leg that hard (the stick actually bent around it) that it took his balance. Emelin is to blame, if there is any blame to be had, not Kreider. (And note, there isn't - Emelin was only doing the only thing he could to try and prevent a full breakaway.  Had this whole thing not happened as it did, I would be surprised it wouldn't have been called a penalty shot.)

Here's a really excellent video of what happened. and you can focus in on it as much as you like. You'll see after being struck with the stick of Emelin, Kreider never had control (look at the right skate), and at his high rate of speed there was no ability way to come to a full stop. In the split second this took place he didn't have a chance to respond. Even with that, the little dusting of snow in front of Price just before the collision shows Krieder took every effort to try and stop but his momentum was too great.

It was a fast aggressive skater pushing at the net, trying to score in a 2-0 game. He did not attempt to hurt Price but it works out he was.


I mostly agree with you but the two bolded parts are arguable.  His right leg gets slashed hard, he picks it up, he turns to stop and looks to be in control until - he doesn't put his right leg back down to stop.  The question is could he put the leg back down or was he stung too hard by Emelin.  I'd agree with (whoever I read that said) it's an accidentally on purpose kind of thing.  And even in that regard, I'd say it's justifiable but unfortunate.


He is not in control, his foot is never back down. Krieder is a talented sort, if he could have gotten his foot down to get a better angle on the shot, he could have, but he didn't so I assume he couldn't have. He was stung very hard, you can see the stick bending. And he did try to stop - otherwise there wouldn't have been that flash of snow before the impact.

It was Brandon Prust, a former Ranger playing for MTL that said accidentally on purpose I believe. I love Prust but he's being a homer here. That's his role though.
 
2014-05-19 05:33:40 PM
 
2014-05-19 05:39:31 PM

mainstreet62: inclemency: Just because I have hometown loyalty doesn't make me an idiot however. So fark off you condescending dickhead.

I think you take yourself way too seriously, and can't recognize when someone is joking with you.

Jeez......


Well, I suppose I can welcome you to an A B conversation you should C your way out of. How am I taking myself too seriously? I apologized for being uninformed and then, as any decent sports fan will do, defended my choice of a laughable franchise as 'my team'. I do admit it gets tiresome having everyone mock the Leafs (or Laffs, your choice), but it doesn't have to stoop to personal and condescending remarks.
 
2014-05-19 05:44:11 PM
8 o'clock start, like west coasters are going to be watching.
 
2014-05-19 05:47:20 PM

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Call me a conspiracy theorist, but it doesn't look accidental to me.
 
2014-05-19 05:49:04 PM

andychrist420: Go Rags.  Although I want a 7 game series, I'd like to wake up tomorrow to Montreal burning, because they lost 2 at home.


Montreal riots mostly when we win (or when Maurice Richard gets suspended). When we lose, we slink sadly into the Metro and cry ourselves to sleep at home. Although in this case, there's a contingent strongly in favour of marching over the border and turning NY into a smoking crater.
 
2014-05-19 05:54:42 PM

itsaback: Put Tokarski in.


It's their only hope. Budaj is a dumpster fire.
 
2014-05-19 05:56:50 PM
It's not like we're Philly or Boston fans ;-)

/hypocrite
 
2014-05-19 06:00:27 PM
Oh I remember '94 subby, I was loaded with luggage racing to make the Lake Shore Limited in Penn Station, which after its' destruction became the 4th Madison Square Garden.  Now Penn Station was crammed in the basement of MSG, & in the Garden above the Rangers were beginning to dis-assemble the Jersey Devils, having just dispatched the Washington Capitols.  Now, I happend to be wearing my traveling clothes which was jeans, Vans & my beloved Seattle Thunderbirds away jersey. I had every drunken tard from the Tri-State area(well, bi-State, we'll assume the guys from Jersey were rooting for the Devils) getting in my face & screaming "CAPITALS SUCK!" while I'm trying 2 get down the concourse.  Yes, these idiots somehow thought Seattle, Washington & Washington D.C. were in geographic proximity. I could've won a bar bet off those stupid bricks by pointing out the first American team to win the Cup WAS from Seattle. I'll bet none of 'em realized the Rangers were created by "Tex" Rickard-who's from Kansas City-desire to screw over the Brooklyn Americans.  He even ripped off their team colors.  I hope the L.A. Kings smear those Rangers across the ice, be even better than the '81 World Series  throwbacksnw.com  Farkin' Stupid Bricks!
 
2014-05-19 06:16:32 PM

angrycrank: andychrist420: Go Rags.  Although I want a 7 game series, I'd like to wake up tomorrow to Montreal burning, because they lost 2 at home.

Montreal riots mostly when we win (or when Maurice Richard gets suspended). When we lose, we slink sadly into the Metro and cry ourselves to sleep at home. Although in this case, there's a contingent strongly in favour of marching over the border and turning NY into a smoking crater.


Rochester? Syracuse? Buffalo?... into smoking craters? Who would notice???

You can have them if you want.
 
2014-05-19 06:24:22 PM

LemSkroob: angrycrank: andychrist420: Go Rags.  Although I want a 7 game series, I'd like to wake up tomorrow to Montreal burning, because they lost 2 at home.

Montreal riots mostly when we win (or when Maurice Richard gets suspended). When we lose, we slink sadly into the Metro and cry ourselves to sleep at home. Although in this case, there's a contingent strongly in favour of marching over the border and turning NY into a smoking crater.

Rochester? Syracuse? Buffalo?... into smoking craters? Who would notice???

You can have them if you want.


I'mokwiththis.jpg.
 
2014-05-19 06:27:12 PM

frestcrallen: Not Available: Slo-mo gif:  http://www.gfycat.com/LoathsomeEntireChinchilla

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but it doesn't look accidental to me.


Which part?
 
2014-05-19 06:28:28 PM
LemSkroob Rochester? Syracuse? Buffalo?... into smoking craters? Who would notice???

Syracuse?  They gotta get by Dr. Hook first...

i19.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-19 06:30:38 PM

frestcrallen: Not Available: Slo-mo gif:  http://www.gfycat.com/LoathsomeEntireChinchilla

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but it doesn't look accidental to me.


Well, if he had stopped, he'd have gotten a penalty for snowing the goalie.
 
kab
2014-05-19 06:32:11 PM
Basically, Kreider being hit in the right leg while it wasn't planted altered his balance.  Him following through with the shot not only completed the job, but shifted his weight back, which is why he went into the goalie feet first.   Conspiracy theorists coming out of the woodwork on this do make me chuckle.

Meanwhile, one of the Habs goals is scored 6 on 5, and you hear next to nothing about it.   Prust takes a page from the Lucic / Markov playbook, spears Kreider in the groin in the 3rd, and actually gets called?  During a HOME game?  Oh, the humanity.

The entire thing was simply delightful to watch.   Welcome to your first dose of actual adversity in the playoffs, Habs fans.
 
2014-05-19 06:40:02 PM

angrycrank: andychrist420: Go Rags.  Although I want a 7 game series, I'd like to wake up tomorrow to Montreal burning, because they lost 2 at home.

Montreal riots mostly when we win (or when Maurice Richard gets suspended). When we lose, we slink sadly into the Metro and cry ourselves to sleep at home. Although in this case, there's a contingent strongly in favour of marching over the border and turning NY into a smoking crater.


You farks won't get to Plattsburgh before you realize we don't allow smoking anywhere and run home.
 
2014-05-19 06:40:53 PM

fatalvenom: Which part?


Kreider's leg movement isn't consistent with Oswald's alleged firing position from the book depository.
 
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