Mother’s Day open thread

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. Mine did a pretty damn fine job of raising me, as Becky can attest to. Buy her flowers, call her, you know, do the usual stuff you would do on Mother’s Day. It’s gorgeous out, so go outside. If you don’t want to listen to me, then the Yankees play at…

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Trade deadline day two open thread

Yesterday was one of the more active day-before-deadline days we’ve seen in a while, as several significant moves went down. Roberto Luongo went to Florida, Andrew MacDonald went to Philadelphia, and Anaheim made a few moves that left a few people wondering why they essentially swapped Dustin Penner for Stephane Robidas. There were also four goalies moved yesterday. You can…

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Trade deadline madness, day one open thread

For those of you without Twitter, today was a very eventful day as the trade deadline approaches tomorrow. The Rangers were quiet, with all focus on Ryan Callahan’s situation, but in a day where nothing much was expected, everything happened. None were on par with the St. Louis/Buffalo deal on Friday though. The biggest trade was announced at 4:45pm EST,…

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2014 Olympics: USA doesn’t medal; Canada/Sweden open thread

The ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics comes to an end today, as Canada (Rick Nash) takes on Sweden (Henrik Lundqvist, Carl Hagelin) in the gold medal game at 7am. Yesterday, Team USA (Ryan McDonagh, Ryan Callahan, Derek Stepan) failed to show up against Finland, getting shut out 5-0 in the bronze medal game. With the loss, Team…

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Bronze medal game: USA/Finland open thread

Even though they lost to Canada in unimpressive fashion yesterday, Team USA can still win a medal today by beating the Finns and capturing the bronze. The Finns boast ex-Rangers Olli Jokinen, Lauri Kospikoski, and Jarkko Immonen, in addition to the a few stars (Tuukka Rask, Teemu Selanne, Kimmo Timmonen). The Finns don’t have much offensive punch, but they are…

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USA/Czech Republic Open Thread

Yesterday afternoon, the Czech Republic defeated one-time country-mates Slovakia by a score of 5-3 in the qualification round. That win set up today’s game in the quarterfinals against Team USA for a spot to face Canada (probably) in the semi-finals. The Czechs actually came into pool play as the third ranked team in the world. The US was ranked #7…

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2014 Olympics: USA/Russia open thread

This morning at 7:30, Team USA (with Rangers Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonagh, and Derek Stepan) will take on Russia in a game that will likely determine the Group A winner. Since the winner of each pool is guaranteed a spot in the quaterfinals (along with the best record among the second place teams), this is clearly the most important game…

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The BSB Christmas Wishlist

This morning when the writers here at BSB checked under our trees, though grateful for our gifts and the two recent wins by the Rangers, there were a few more things we were hoping for. Some of these wishes are realistic, some unrealistic, but if Santa Sather is reading this, please take note. Becky’s Wishlist 1) Marc Methot. There’s a…

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Free agency open thread

Free agency is upon us, only four days late after a pointless lockout. Earlier this week, the Penguins locked up Kris Letang, and the Flyers signed both Mark Streit (acquired via trade from the Islanders) and Vinny Lecavalier (bought out by the Lightning). There are a lot of interesting names on the market, but the overall strength of this free…

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Open Thread: Three games on tonight

The Rangers lost this afternoon in overtime. But there are three other games tonight that are worth watching. The Leafs and Bruins (Bruins lead 1-0) drop the puck at 7pm on CNBC. The Ducks and the Red Wings (Series tied 1-1) start at 7:30pm on NBCSN. Finally, the Blues and Kings (Blues up 2-0) drop the puck at 10pm on…

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