Note: Stu Bickel Is Practicing At Forward Again/Chris Kreider On The Ice/Matt Gilroy Will Play

12:02PM: Steve Zipay says that Chris Kreider went through conditioning drills

11:04AM: Andrew Gross tweets that it looks like Matt Gilroy will be in the lineup tonight and that Steve Eminger will be scratched.

10:49AM: Brett Cyrgalis tweets that Chris Kreider is on the ice at the Rangers morning skate.

Pat Leonard tweets that Henrik Lundqvist was the first goalie off the ice and is expected to start tonight.

10:44AM: Steve Zipay tweets that Stu Bickel is skating with forwards today at the Rangers morning skate.

Benn Ferriero, Jeff Halpern and Derek Stepan are skating as well.

Matt Gilroy and Steve Eminger are the defensemen on the ice.

1:07PM: Update:

The Penguins twitter account says that the lines at their practice today are:

  • Eric Tangradi, Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis
  • Matt Cooke, Brandon Sutter, Tyler Kennedy
  • Dustin Jeffrey, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal
  • Tanner Glass, Joe Vitale, Craig Adams

Chris Kunitz isn’t on the ice.

The Rangers lines tonight are expected to be:

  • Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards, Rick Nash
  • Carl Hagelin, Derek Stepan, Taylor Pyatt
  • Mike Rupp, Brian Boyle, Benn Ferriero
  • Arron Asham, Jeff Halpern, Stu Bickel




795 comments
Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

I feel like I might have to read GoT so I can understand 50% of the posts here.

joemustgo
joemustgo

Trying to like the women's World Cup but I'm not feeling it. It's like watching the WNBA. At least the Swedes had a little eye candy.

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68


Beats Zac Stacy taking a leak in his helmet.

tsjc68
tsjc68

Dynamite photo choice for the promo, fellas.  Really top shelf.

Joe B.
Joe B.

@Brendan That's quite the headline or in this case assline. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Joe B. I'm just happy it got cut off on the link so I didn't have to delete it. 

Joe B.
Joe B.

@Brendan @Joe B. lol...my nephew is over and unfortunately he can read. Now I have to explain to his mom why he keeps asking me what a hooker is and why do people eat asses out. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan

Rule #2 of contracting with a sex worker: Never underpay or stiff your sex worker.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Joe B. @Brendan


A hooker is the guy who heads up the scrum in rugby.


Rugby is played in exotic countries where donkey meat is a delicacy and often rugby players go out to eat it.

a57se
a57se

So this Dolezal chick sued Howard University about 12 years ago for discminating against her for being Whte!

I wonder when she started Identifying herself as a black?


Joe B.
Joe B.

@tsjc68 @a57se Just when you found your niche in life someone has to come and ruin it. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@a57se

A few years after that incident, apparently.

The suit against Howard was in 2002.  Reports say she started passing as black in 2005-2006.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@a57se @tsjc68

What did you say earlier and who ripped you and how?  I missed that.

a57se
a57se

@tsjc68 @a57se 

I'm not gonna go scrolling through the comments to find it but I said the same thing I jsut said here that she was probably just trying to get a job and I compared her to Robin WIlliams character in Mrs. Doubtfire.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@a57se @tsjc68

Did you say that her trying to get a job in this fashion was an acceptable thing to do or a horribly unacceptable and racist thing to do?  Because that probably colors the type of reaction you'd get to that comment.


Was that in this thread or a different one?

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se To interject, I called you out for making a joke about "suing for reparations." Given your past commentary on race, I felt you were treading too close to the sun. I didn't call you out for making a Mrs. Doubtfire joke (no one even replied to that comment). 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan @a57se

(expands thread)

(reads this back-and-forth being alluded to)


Yeah, 57, I don't see anyone "ripping you" for saying that Dolezal probably started pretending to be black to get a job.  There's no actual replies calling you out for that particular comment of yours.


I do see Brendan "ripping you" for questioning his Italian heritage (and it's barely a rip), but that's separate.

Brendan
Brendan

@tsjc68 "I do see Brendan "ripping you" for questioning his Italian heritage"

Oh, you mean where I tell 57 my heritage, he questions it, and then lobs a bunch of insults at me because I don't fit into his predetermined parameters for everyone everywhere? 


Apparently he's never met a person with an Irish name who wasn't 100% Irish. Being the proverbial expert on all things, I figured he would have met a NYer who wasn't 100% Irish before. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan @tsjc68

Basically.  He's aware of black albinos but was nonplussed at the idea that in a metro area full of millions people of Irish decent and millions of people of Italian decent that two of them could have had sex at some point and produced a child or two.

BDarc23
BDarc23

@tsjc68 @Brendan LOL. My Dad is from 100% Irish and my Mom is 75% Italian. My Dad's father told him on his wedding day that he was the first one in the family to have a mixed race marriage.

Brendan
Brendan

@BDarc23 Yup, that sounds like a 100% Irish family. It's probably for the best that we started mixing it up. 

BDarc23
BDarc23

@Brendan @BDarc23 I would think mixing the best genes of different ethnicities could produce new and potentially better versions of people.  That's why I am so smart and good looking.

a57se
a57se

@tsjc68 @Brendan @a57se 

Really??? I just scrolled through the blog and it is there and Brendan replied No it isn't what happened...

Try actually looking next time.

miamijoe
miamijoe

Okay GOT boys,  I'm starting Season 3 right now....Please tell me King Joffrey gets a spear in his throat soon!  I can't take this jackass anymore... 

Bent
Bent moderator

@miamijoe


I'm not going to tell you anything, but what I will say is AVOID THE REST OF THIS THREAD.  Loads of GoT discussion here that would probably spoil your enjoyment if you read it.


ENJOY!  Season three is great.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @miamijoe

I don't want to ruin the movie for you, but... Jesus dies at the end of Passion of the Christ.