Archive for December 21st, 2007

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Gaborik Scores Five to Beat Rangers

Rangers Rumors & News

Marian Gaborik scored five goals and added an assist as his team, the Minnesota Wild, beat the Rangers 6-3 last night at Madison Square Garden.
Gaborik scored one in the first period, two power-play goals in the second, and two more in the third to cap off an amazing night.
“One time I got five goals when I was playing back home for a pro club back there, but this is just totally different,” Gaborik said in the NY Post.  “You score five goals in the NHL it’s just a totally different experience. To reach it here with these guys in front of our fans is just unbelievable.”
The first five-goal game of Gaborik’s career was the first in the NHL since Sergei Federov in 1996.  With the assist on Pierre-Marc Bouchard’s goal in the second Gaborik tied his career high with 6 points in a game.  He last had six on October 26,2002 against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Henrik Lundqvist was the victim of five-goal outbreak and allowed all six goals …

Picking on Isiah was never easier

Knicks Rumors & News

I love to pick on Isiah Thomas and James Dolan.

Well, Larry Fleisher of Inside Hoops has made that waaaaay too easy, combing the archives of the New York Times for great Thomas quotes during his Knicks’ tenure.

Kudos to True Hoop for finding this first.

Here are a few of my favorites.

“I wanted to put together a team that was exciting for the fans to come and watch, a team that had some character and some guts, but also a team that you can grab a box of popcorn and grab a soda and enjoy the game. ”You want players and you want a team that people want to see. I think this is a team that when everyone is healthy and playing well, it can be an exciting team that people will want to see and talk about.” — February 15, 2004

“As long as I’m the president of basketball operations here in New York, I don’t see myself coaching the New York Knicks,” he said. “And I wish you would stop …

Chad Is Likely Starter With Kellen Grounded

Jets Rumors & News

While the headline in yesterday’s New York Times read “Clemens Will Start If Healthy,” the Daily News and Newark Star-Ledger reported that Kellen Clemens had been all but ruled out for Sunday’s game in Tennessee and that Chad Pennington would instead start at quarterback. Today, the rest of the media seems to have caught on, as the local beat writers offer their own eerily similar takes on Chad’s situation and his future with Gang Green.

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