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Rangers superfan Boomer Esiason on the Bruins game 1 win

May 17, 2013|

Boomer joined the program to discuss the tough loss for his beloved Rangers. Boomer told the guys that Lundqvist will be better in game two and predicted a seven game series.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Joining us on the AT&T hotline AT&T forgy LTE he's a fireman Ed of the New York Rangers and in fact the only guy -- -- Would cut a California vacation short to -- back to watch his New York Rangers are football friend boomer asides and partial owner we didn't name which Adam blue -- blue -- Blue caribou will love a good morning guys -- start by Bankboston strong and I've been watching you guys who have fought -- the last month and a half Rendell all the interviews that you've done. Everything that you covered and reports the Boston Marathon and bombings and everything else you deserve a lot of lot of credit and you know -- like my kids up there and about gone through not eleven down here are some. Twelve years ago I just have to tell you watching you guys deserve a lot of credit and I'm glad to know that you my friend and I'm glad to know that stuff bosses don't really -- Thank you very much -- that means a lot to us coming from you now turning to hockey one game does not a playoff series make but. The early signs for the Rangers are not good 32 overtime loss how close but from this that it didn't seem close to me it does -- close to you. No I didn't and especially in overtime overtime period you know -- the Bruins certainly smothered the Rangers but -- You know I was like giant -- after the game last night but you know one goal scorer you scored that goal you win and because frankly we've made a major mistake there at the end -- -- has been one of our best pars he was our trade a couple of from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Had a great first round series against the capitals try to force the part Rick Nash you guys forced. You know turnover of 100 dollar other defenseman has deepened and he got Mark Johnson chorale and now are logical for number reason number one to -- parred number two. You know -- -- like I -- but he -- little Norwegian remarkably. That's -- on just took a right to the net as great as -- Bergeron. And -- -- thank -- we all cranked out here -- what you got called out there but Hank is a tremendous goalie. And you know we had a great game last night probably want the one that each. Gave up on -- back at that the fact of the matter is the government just play all their games are relatively close they're now byters. They're not a great offensive team all parents of -- players relate. Did not do what I thought they needed to do against the capitals but yet we still got through that series so. A word familiar territory right now will be much better on Sunday that I can guarantee you and I think it's going to be a seven game series has said that before it started out so I feel that way this morning by. -- what a great game what -- first rate game being right out of box. You know what I said earlier in this broadcast I am absolutely completely 100% out of the Stanley Cup -- prediction business we have three rookie defenseman is -- defenseman for the Boston Bruins which we thought would be the weak link. -- am left the morning skate bent over in pain and had to be helped off the ice. About the rookie defenseman came up big marsh and -- a big oil and Lundqvist gave up to such atrocities opt out. I'm gonna -- sloppy -- this is gonna charts to -- pocket and about -- talked about that and and we are expecting a 110 mile an hour combat ship. And instead it's like an eighty mile an hour floater you can understand -- maybe -- just come out that one well. Come on the -- and you're not sure my bull market what you. Blue shirt boom -- know that Hank I know had carried you through the first round but you gotta admit that one was softer than Lena Dunham spies that was -- I didn't all I could play -- I believe will be a seven game series there's too much character on both of these games and all you have that now is. One of our defenseman Dan Girardi will go down and tell us from the point and that's -- Martinez you know we we have one really great superstore in. In -- Rick Nash who really haven't gotten on track at all here in the playoffs last night kind of similar to his performance against the capitals but. Quite frankly I'm Melanie we're gonna go up and down it's going to be hard -- it's going to be passion out of the game last night. The first I was -- appear -- have you know both teams come in on themselves out really trying to beat Carol did us. Careful on what -- write a -- right now Ballmer at your superstar Rick Nash. Eight games in the post season. Which is G thing you know -- Jeff is being good Ole Ole miss this zero next of that for eight games zero goals that doesn't sound like a superstar. Well personally to our coach was on the precipice of being fired and get Ortiz didn't really important occupied strong the last fifteen games I'm like yes. Well it was and I also know that it's great time here hockey player are sore. Are absolutely the best especially when you have two original six teams and two teams. You know that really don't quite have a lot of great playoff history -- to look back on those last twenty years but the fact is. Com there are a lot of recognizable maintenance this series it's going to be a seven incher and does it Daria we're gonna have to beat you guys in in game seven out there and that's something that I look. I hope so -- -- -- in -- game seven open goes seven but only this boomer. Scores for you guys this in the last series in Toronto you concede. Phil Kessel for the of the maple leaves him and carried the puck and we just had real scale. You guys. Blocked shots a -- that I mean your captain is famous for put his face in front a slap shots and broken bones and all that that's. Are there guys Mike Gartner guys brought -- to shore up there is absolutely the best effort yet on a parks and what Michael you have a world class goaltender you do but there's a model and you know can -- tell you. But yet for the seven games against Washington you had one goal or no goals one or fewer goals in four of seven games. And why do you feel so good this morning we actually it took. Like a really good about that and opt to tell you you know -- I'll sit there and -- try to get him in my skin and try to get to say something stupid not gonna and ultimately they're quite cheered Bergeron their jerseys will stay in my freezer with so much security where they belong. And as you saw last night by the amount oppose denying -- sport that you hit. There's a reason that those jerseys -- gonna stay in the and in the freezer because it actually works. You know -- my only regret from last night's game was that boy chuck when he hit the post at the buzzer that it didn't go winds that we could have this controversy -- the clock went 00 or point one. Although not they want from going to standpoint interference -- what did you -- -- corporate website -- People that definitely it would have been unbelievable argument I don't. I don't know looked like it hit the that the let slide at zero right arrow right out -- to that there would give you guys call that it would give me supplements. Talk about here this morning and and the thing that I normally talk about situations like that. Is we know that the NHL has this thing and Gary Bettman profits called screwed arranger but. Hit that many times and get that many -- and tell pollsters felt that many times during the series. But our guys have such high character there's such reporters at a great coach. By the way is a little bit about Massachusetts native as you guys know. He'll offer out of get it right and on -- in game seven. So we get this straight the delete that these -- the Rangers button in the seventh game against the cap when you've had five power play goals and I had not. -- A second sex. And actually they could have had fifteen top penalties called against them I think directories on they've got part of with arms open here. And then of course if you watched game seven accounts Alex Ovechkin tried to run or doesn't try to run he does run you know. -- into the boards and there's no penalty called and last might pick hopefully umpire early in the tank aside forget who you're on the borders for chuck or whoever and it was a scene shot and pocket because he -- New York Rangers try to hurt. -- you know what commissioner -- offer up a penalty and com I'm Greg. Harken back to game 71 -- almost had -- head taken off. I almost the same type Vegas -- It was vital that you know that she -- head on that night and he told us hold our body into the climate that Islam not really sure about the additional. Commissioners hate when New York teams are in the yes they hate that this all market as they don't like big TV -- is that -- much prefer small markets. What an open Ottawa -- anyway when we hear table as the world class athlete what would be your -- up reference to be standing in the pocket and get blind -- from behind by Ottawa which the hardest in your career -- our Bruce all right. Or that's -- slap shot that Girardi just stuck his face in front of for no apparent reason other of these crazy. Well he's crazy but I did meet a lot to -- that. You know anytime you see that at any time you see the you know somebody given it up like that it's not a party -- remember Dan Girardi was undrafted. And he's been turned into -- you know all star defenseman and because of players like that it's crazy I know that but this is kind of the mentality of the team and that's why. You are the hockey fan just as a pure hockey fan somebody who appreciate took a lock that was over now we got our season and we got these. -- -- cup playoffs I can't even begin to tell you how much respect them. Admiration after the explosion applies hopper ran into a long while now the Dodgers got like eleven stitches in the upper two days. Climate that's got to that point and state went into the boards by Alex Ovechkin took a couple of stitches and only missed one shift. So all I can tell you that the -- hockey applicants as special you know him. -- we're gonna get a great seven games here here and I'll talk the last lap I knew that I was gonna get this from you got one expert he's got trying to. Wouldn't try to get them much and can't do it. Do you look at your Rangers right now Ballmer said they can win and all they can win that this series that when the next -- taken when the cup. Well I think -- deal say one shift one period one game and that's how we approach things so we don't worry about the next. That the next series the next -- Chris were focused on Boston right now guys -- a world class gold partner. We got a great you know -- great defenseman and Wal-Mart are world class schools or Rick Nash will wake up -- -- guarantee. When you -- old man hockey are you like a ranger do you -- your face in front of slap shots. Helmet. And what is -- that they do recognize that right now but a -- service. You know this weekend that -- graduate from Boston College nights and four masters -- an unbelievable so you actually graduate on on Monday did did you graduation Monday. So the good news is that a get a chance to go to the Boston. TV banks generally -- -- go on to game two up there at 3 o'clock on Sunday so I can't wait for that. Excellent and when it goes back to New York where we look for you in the stands on Tuesday and Thursday. Well be right it took risks right shoulder. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And in order -- to -- making nervous now I'm going to. To order a lot of he's everything that a coach should be used to actually he Bill Belichick liked his distrust operatives are a little bit more. Fight here than -- out checks but he almost on the press conference with the same -- never answers per question. Never -- to do with this team -- players and in the media and really in in my estimation has made this team ultra competitive. Two high profile coaches -- final question for me jets sexy -- CNN and gorilla there. Well you know relaxed when he first started there was a lot of exterior and external odd distraction right and discussions at all that other stuff that he really be. It became the story. Toward is really. I when I was there is an old school. Kind of -- criminal school football coach who eats drinks and sleeps nothing but football guys hockey and and even when -- compliment person I know I'm a little but I mono monologue I've interviewed him a couple times. I mean you just sold guarded against sending the wrong thing. In regards to you know his players and don't wanna get into any sort of public spat -- -- here. The secured your -- there are on the distractions and there are a lot of media coverage here and that media coverage can permeate the locker room because he's got spent much time together. He is the complete opposite of what Rex Ryan was one. First got here epic Rex is trying to be more like him right now right which it is a good thing -- a lot of but it -- transformed open to anyone to share. Us about the lost the congratulations on gonna graduation what's with the graduation present just between the three of us can afford raptor. Letting you know about it Moriarty has. I don't get to them last week when he demolished that could help that and -- outside about given on the truck and you know -- I do a lot of stuff with Ford -- been really really great to us and he's always viewed the -- diplomas about the in my raptors source look at that you Europe want to appear after each got one and I couldn't be more proud of that young man he says he's everything that I IQ I could have -- been reported Monday when he grew up that's awesome. And the fact that he graduated among -- -- -- pretty secure my adjustment to. Plus all the credit anymore checks and just that active recruitment. Congratulations good good stuff over congratulations. We'll talk to down the road in people -- in Boston on Sunday I would ordered out are different size -- -- Dennis and Callahan on the AT&T hotline AT&T -- LTE.

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