Eastern Conference Semi-final Best of Seven Series
Pens: 3 wins
Pens: 3 wins
Rangers: 1 win (uno, single, lone, lonely, singular, even a blind mule finds a drink of water sometimes)
Last night, Jaromir Jagr and the Rangers changed water into wine, cured cancer, invented a car that runs on water, and won the Nobel Peace prize last night. They are the greatest team to take the ice EVER. Destiny and Fate got together, the stars aligned, and the gods have smiled..the Rangers are indeed the Chosen Ones.
Thats the impression you got if you spent the day listening to XM radio..NHL Home Ice channnel. I haven't so much as heard a caller from New York in a week..except the occasional Dive Joke (always sooooo original, you dopes).
Then the RagDolls pull one out of their collective bunghole last night, and it's the second coming of You-Know-Who.
what a pack of arrogant spongeheads. No, the calls weren't "hey, that was a good win. We need to hang in there and try to grind out one more Sunday..then see where we go"
Noo..they were more like (and this is pretty close an exact call) "YEA BABY! NOW WE WILL SEE. ONLY TWO TEAMS EVER CAME FROM 0-3 DEFICIT TO TAKE THE CUP...IT'S OUR DESTINY! RANGERS ARE ULTIMATE, BABY..WE ARE GOING ALL THE WAY..WHOOOOO!!!!"
And there were more, similar calls..over and over..more and more. Dopes.
Also, a mess of this from callers AND commentators, "last night the Rangers experience and age showed. And so did the Pens youth and lack of maturity."
Are you kidding me? The kids have been schooling the geezers the whole series..or 3/4's of the time anyway in case you can't do the math over there.
Wow. Like the world has ended and God left the Rangers in charge.
You know...if Malkin sinks that goal in the first..the Strangers are off to the golf course today. No lie. or Staal. Or Sid. Or Geno again on that slo-mo penalty shot. We all know it.
The whole of Madison Square Garden needs to pucker up and plant one on Jagr and Lundquist's butt cheeks for them even being in the series at all.
Giving credit..Jags has been a monster all four games. And for Mario's sakes..Coach T., KEEP GONCH AWAY FROM JAGS. He beats 55 every stinking time. I love Gonch..but Jags just makes an ass out of him. Remember Sergei riding #68 like a kid on a clydesdale back in march? I do.
Henry has been FRIGGIN awesome. Easy could have let in 5 last night, and every game so far.
Everyone else.. crickets...
Well, like I said yesterday.. glad they will clinch it at home Sunday. Mario needs the gate cash to afford Hossa.
last year, Staal sinks that puck, by the way. He is an over-compensating mess this year. He is solid as granite everywhere but his shooting, which has him second and third guessing himself, over adjusting and overthinking. he'll work it out. I hope soon.
Geno was possesed AGAIN. All over, and easily could have had a hat trick. (dammit, Henry)
Sid is NOT 100%. Not sure whats wrong. But he's not. Maybe they are keeping a lid on another injury, like his broken foot last year. But it's easy to see his usual eruptions are too far and few between for him to be in perfect health.
Sunday is HUGE. And Roberts will lead the charge.
Goodbye Jagr, Good luck Avery's spleen, Good riddance Colton Orr (..Colton? ok.) and Goodbye New York. Enjoy therapy.