Sunday, October 24, 2010

copy and paste

I wish I could just post this same picture after every game and just adjust the sweater in front. Not a likely scenario, but I'm very proud of our boys in blue this week. I would love nothing more than another win tonight, but the pesky Devils may prove to be tougher than last night's 6-1 rout from the Sabres would suggest. For once I'd like to cash in on their locker room turmoil and give them a solid beatdown, but you know it won't play out like that. Kovalchuk and Mar-tan are both likely to play all 60 and every Ranger will have to contribute their best to get the win, but I know they can do it. Here's to sticks raised and the red and black bowed in shame!

Friday, October 22, 2010

onward and upward

I keep forgetting that we've played a lot less than some other teams. While .500 is not ideal, 5 games in I'll take it. I had the misfortune of attending Monday's tilt against Colorado, although it was still fun. I just hate that a loss no matter how poorly played ultimately lands on the shoulders of our King. In the end if I had to pick two points against the Avs or Leaves, I'd take spilling blood on the blue and white every time. Hopefully we can just repeat the win a few more times this week. I've been lovin' the play of Artem Anisomov lately. He's scored a couple of goals and was seen mixing it up a bit at MSG. I think it must be his new English skills, " You are SUCK. You play female-like!" I'd like to see any interviews with him. Q: What do you think of the team? A: "Well I used to like Avery but now I know what he speaks, I think not so much!"

Here's to four more points this weekend.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Can the third line just play every shift?

I have to admit that although I have a lot more faith in this team after preseason I didn't have high expectations for this particular game because traditionally we haven't fared so well in Buffalo (a certain Game 5 comes to mind). But thankfully I was proved wrong to the tune of 6-3. I knew this kid Stepan was a treasure last January when he Captained the gold medal Juniors' team, but I had no notion of his contributing this early (1st game!) and this often (hat trick!).
Is 21 his official number now because I need to order that jersey pronto? This 21 already has half the goal count of his predecessor Chris Higgins. UPGRADE! Stepan was not only the number one star of our game but of the whole NHL! Even so the rest of the team played really well too, so yay Rangers. Let's just work on Henrik's GAA.

Also I cannot get enough of Avery's glasses, nothing new, but these new specs he's been sporting since training camp are spectacular (haha). Watching the pregame last night I discovered what is so perfect about these frames are that the tops are traditional hornrims, but the bottoms are clear. Plus I love the slightly lilac tint to the lenses. They suit Mr. Avery better than the traditional nerd fames, although my man Justin Timberlake has been rocking that look to great effect throughout this lengthy promotional tour for The Social Network. Here JT, Jesse Eisenberg and the fabulous Andrew Garfield experience something magical on a Madrid TV show. Can' tell you what it is, but just go see the movie.