Thursday, November 12, 2009

Game Day: NY Rangers


In honor of Veterans' Day yesterday, we will forgo our usual comedic imagery in favor of this tribute to the U.S. Army Rangers who scaled the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy on D-Day.

An interesting fact: the New York Rangers are not named for the U.S. Army Rangers, but rather for the Texas Rangers. In the early part of the 20th century, the team was owned by a New Yorker whose nickname was "Tex." A local newspaperman began calling the team "Tex's Rangers" and the name stuck.

Will the Czar be on the ice or not? Will King Henrik be on the ice or not? And how is Gaborik's groin feeling? All these questions will be addressed tonight at Madison Square Garden.

Stay tuned to the Chronicle for a liveblog with myself and a guest Ranger fan tonight during the game.

11 comments:

Mr. Speaker said...

Okay, not sure what happened to my first attempt at a comment, but can I tell you that Dan Kamal, he's such a nice boy. And his tweets are always quite sweet!

Anyway, Kovy's foot drama is re-defining the word "saga"! We need Heidi Klum to show up during the pre-game skate, get on the mic and announce: "Mr. Kovalchuk, either you're in or you're out!"

Jay said...

That picture looks like Reagan is standing in front of a cement dick.

Mortimer Peacock said...

I have to admit Jay's reaction was my first reaction. I thought you were making some kind of dick joke about the Rangers, like "Ha ha dude the Rangers are dicks."

Does this make me a horrible person?

Mr. Speaker said...

Yeah, I was gonna mention something about the Monument of Stone Dick, but wanted to maintain some degree of decorum around here for once! Wait a minute, why the hell would I wanna do that!?

As long as you are not insinuating that Ronald Reagan was a dick!!

GoPuckYourself said...

Ah, the Rangers. My thoughts on the Rangers?

Fuck the Rangers.

There it is.

And that's a big stone cut like a penis.

Moose is in net, and if Kovy's 50/50, sit him. We aren't the Hurricanes. We're not desperately grasping for a win here. But it would be nice to rub 2 points in Jim Leyritz's face.

Yeah, I'm still bitter about '96.

FrenchCatalogues said...

Never flaccid.....The thrashers can't be flaccid in this game.......

Mr. Speaker said...

Dan Kamal's gut tells him Kovy AND Kane will play tonite after both participated fully in the morning skate. Macho-check called up just in case someone can't go.

I would love it if the Czar not only played tonite, but scored twice while Avery is on the ice.

Mortimer Peacock said...

I'm glad we're all agreed that this picture depicts a gigantic stone cock.

Razor Catch Prey said...

Of course it's a giant stone penis. It's actually depicting the actual size of the ones owned by the guys with the cajones to climb a cliff on rope ladders while Nazis shoot and throw grenades at them from above.

Jay said...

I think that picture is a fair depiction of what all of our dicks are going to be like when we hear about Kovy resigning with the Thrashers. Or is it just going to be me?

Mortimer Peacock said...

Jay-

All of us. All of us.