With a Stella no less. Shit probably tasted fuckin awesome. I gotta say ‘rik, lookin at that pic makes crave chicken and reeb no matter what time a day it is. ‘Rik looks like a smart man considering he’s makin reebchick so he obviously had to have that shit in some type of marinade. Me and my girlfriend live in an apartment so our grillin is very limited unless we get to one her brothers’ house and we’ll fire that shit up. The crockpot has been our vehicle for such delightful and exotic dinners. But son of a bitch I really gotta get in front of a grill at some point this weekend for reebchick.
You’re reading that right. Tyler Bunz is a real name.
Bunz made his NHL debut against the Los Angeles Kings. He substituted in for Ben Scrivens, who had given up 5 goals, to start the third period. Bunz surrendered 3 goals on 12 shots and the Kings routed the Oilers 8-2.
I was watching Marian Gaborik’s goals from the past season and his second goal of the game is when I stopped the video and saw that name on the jersey. Scren Bivens had pulled at this point and I see it says Bunz. Immediate screenshot. Flat out remarkable last name.
The goaltending situation in Edmonton might find it’s saving grace this summer if Cam Talbot is dealt and they happen to land him. Either way I’m probably gettin a Bunz jersey.
This will be the first game back at the Garden for Dubinsky and Anisimov against their old team, minus Gaborik. And this will be Rick Nash’s first crack at playing his former club where he was their franchise player as well as captain for many years. Nash was sidelined with a concussion when the Rangers played Columbus in Ohio. I for sure marked on my calendar that when Columbus rolls into town to play the ‘soft ass baby shit Rangers’ that Gaborik would most likely have a hattrick but in typical ‘Rik fashion, he’s hurt, again. So we won’t hear Joe Tolleson say this tonight:
“Columbus goal his third of the game and 21st of the season scored by number 10 Marian Gaborik. Assisted by number 17 Brandon Dubinsky and number 42 Artem Anisimov. Time of the goal 8:32. That’s Gaborik from Dubinsky and Anisimov at 8:32.”
Kinda miss this team and group of players alot…as do many Ranger fans
RANGERS VS DEVILS at MSG WEST. The Devils and Rangers will both be playing their first preseason games and as a Ranger fan I couldn’t be happier it’s the Devils. Any time these two teams meet no matter what, it’s an awesome game, even if it’s pre season.
I was at this game…Rangers won
The game where I thought Matt Gilroy wasn’t useless…That changed
Be nice to still have ‘Rik
Although this next video isn’t pre season footage, it’s still one of the greatest things I’ve seen to start in the opening seconds of a hockey game.
Doud’s goin to the game tonight with our buddy ScarJar. Puckdrop will be at 7:00PM tonight EST at ‘The Rock’ in Newark. You couldn’t pay me to go there. Should be an exciting game for both teams. Alain Vigneault’s first game as a the Ranger’s coach tonight and it is Corey Schneider’s first game as the Devil’s goaltender tonight. Even though I love watching Jagr play, I’m glad he’s not in the ‘nup tonight because it straight up it kills me that he’s wearing the Devil’s colors in his most likely final season, but that’s a different story for some other time. Enjoy the game and GET IT.
The way ‘Rik operates is: On year, Off year, On Year, Off Year…you get the picture…well October will most likely begin his predicted “On Year”. He’s now on a new team, in a contract year, in a new division as well as new conference. He’s 31 years old. He’s in his prime. The poor guy got benched for missin a penalty shot last year in Montreal. For godsake this a guy who scored 40+ goals two times in three years in New York City no less. Come on. Now Alain is runnin that bench with a new system in place that focuses more of an offensive game BUT still being defensively responsible, you kinda wish ‘Rik was still wearin that Blue Sweater but not the one that had his name plate stitched on in Ohio. Gonna suck when he does this Hank and the 15 other teams in the East this year:
Free Agency Day
Every team in the League that plays Hockey Nationally likes to fill their desired holes and areas that can be, let’s say, a missing piece to the puzzle. And by puzzle I mean the Stanley Cup.
Last summer the Rangers traded away some valuable players to win the Rick Nash sweepstakes. They gave up Tim Erixon, Artem Anisimov and Brandon Dubinsky. Listen you’re gonna get your 50/50 raffle with this one. Fans were pissed because those were two homegrown players and a highly touted prospect they just gave up almost in a sense to cash in. Same shit happened in the summer of 2007 when the Rangers let Mike Nylander walk and they signed Chris Drury and Scott Gomez. Two bonafide 2nd and 3rd line players. When NJ won their two cups with Scott, he wasn’t on the first line with Patrik Elias and Petr Sykora. When Chris Drury won his cup in Colorado, he wasn’t on the first line with Joe Sakic and Alex Tanguay. That’s just not how shit was. Whatever I digress.
The Rangers get this marquee guy in Rick Nash and he’s added to a cast of a team that was 2 wins shy of advancing to the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1994. Yo straight up when they got Nash I literally said ok we’re gonna win the cup.
What a fuckin move
Richards, Nash, Gaborik, Callahan, Staal, McDonagh, Girardi…oh and ummm Henrik Lundqvist. Arguably the greatest goalie that’s playing hockey on the planet currently. I thought of those names and immediately I’m thinking they can win the cup in a 48 game season easily. Wrong. The same situation from 2007-2008 season happened in this previous 2012-2013 season. Expectations were placed on this team’s shoulders and they flat out were bad right from the start. Bad.
Still couldn’t score goals, Hank can’t see pucks or we block so many shots they deflect off the defenders and in. Just an endless brigade of really preventable shit. Gaborik gets ran out of town. Weird, a two time 40 goal scorer in 3 years on Broadway for a guy who was softer than baby shit turned into a really hard working player. They get back players that fit John Tortorella’s system. And that’s it. Somehow beat the Caps in game 7, get han mandled by Boston in round 2. Torts gets fired. Alain is hired, great coach, offensive yet defensively responsible system but not to the point where hank has to win 40 “2-1” games out of his 65 starts.
This now brings us full circle to where we are today:
Nathan Horton and Valteri Filpulla are both likely to sign in Columbus. That team is on the rise. Gaborik, Anisimov, Dubinsky, Jack Johnson, Bobrovsky.
Gaborik will score 40 goals this year in a contract year. If they do well this season and if he does well this season he’ll most likely resign. I could be jumpin to conclusions but I don’t know I’m only human.
Kinda wish Gaborik was still in New York now don’t you?