Wednesday, April 15, 2015

We Want The Cup!!!

With the excitement of Opening Day wearing down a bit, and my fantasy team quickly rolling downhill, I am very much anticipating the NHL Playoffs which open tonite. Four games, eight teams and we'll repeat that tomorrow night. And most night for awhile. That means a lot of evenings spent with my sons at Houston's Maple Leaf Pub. During the Cup playoffs hockey bars are just so much fun.

My Rangers have their first game Thursday and due to a concert I bought tickets for many months ago I'll have to keep up with the game via my phone while it records on my DVR. And, just my luck, we have a commitment for Saturday evening which is when the second Rangers-Pens game is scheduled.

I'm posting my two Eddie Giacomin signed photos here. The Rangers have had some great goalies since he played here but none of them will ever replace him at the top of my list of favorites.

The item below is a Topps 'poster' insert from 1980/81. I picked it up for 99 cents recently after seeing a different team's poster on someone's blog. Seeing 'N-E-W Y-O-R-K" spelled out on the blue sweater is always odd to me. I grew up in the 'dark sweaters at home era' and the times that teams wore the opposite scheme was a time I had very little access to 'live' NHL action.

So, if you are a hockey fan, hang on and enjoy the ride. There is nothing like the NHL playoffs.



  1. The Rangers have the Penguins number this year. I'm not really expecting much unless Fleury plays out of his mind. If recent playoff performances prove anything its that him playing out his mind is unlikely.

  2. The stinkin' Kings and Bruins are out, so weeeeeeeeeee!!!!, it's gonna be fun.

  3. Even though I just checked the Rangers roster and only recognize about 5 names, it is my familial obligation to say "Let's Go Rangers", clap clap clap-clap-clap. I'll throw in an "Ed-die! Ed-die!" for your two wonderful Giacomin signatures.

    It's a shame Kevin Klein is on IR.... I loved him in "A Fish Called Wanda". :-)

  4. Go Pens =P
    But Rangers are my 2nd team I don't mind a lot if they pass to next round