Tuesday, March 3, 2015

So come on down to the War Memorial, we've got fun for the whole family

The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and while no really big game changers was traded it's all about the subtle improvements to steel a team for a long run in the hardest tournament in the world to win.

The Rangers perhaps made the biggest splash landing Arizona's great offensive defenseman Keith Yandle. Yandle had long been rumored to be on the block with the ownership issues for the Coyotes and a need to cut salary. The Rangers were the team to finally step up and pay the steep price it was going to take; forward Anthony Duclair, defenceman John Moore, a conditional first-round pick in 2016 and a second-round pick in 2015. Yandle immediate improves the Rags powerplay and will help in breaking them out of their own end with his sharp passing. Johnny is quite interested in whom they pair Yandle with.

Yandle should be available to play for the Rangers tomorrow night in Detroit which brings us to the Devils move yesterday, trading skilled defenseman Marek Zidlicky to the Red Wings for a conditional third-round pick in 2016. In Zidlicky the Wings get someone who can step into their second-pairing and add depth to what is currently the best powerplay in the NHL. Should the Wings win the East the pick becomes a second-round choice.

The Islanders added a backup netminder in Michal Neuvirth from the Buffalo Sabres for goaltender Chad Johnson and a conditional 2016 third-round pick. Neuvirth has a bad record (Ahem, Buffalo) but some very solid numbers; 6-17-3 in 27 games this season with a 2.99 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage. The Isles also added some depth up front by trading for forward Tyler Kennedy from the San Jose Sharks for a 2016 conditional third-round pick. Kennedy has only four goals and has played sparingly.

Johnny thinks of the three the Rangers won the day. Your thoughts?

Late night open thread

OK, so we'll get to the trade analysis tomorrow. We'll also talk about the possibility of a snowstorm Wednesday night.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Monday, March 2, 2015

NHL Trade deadline day

So Johnny will be watching TSN Trade Centre all day monitoring all the Red Wings, Rangers, Islanders and Devils trades on the day. Back later today with analysis.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Late night open thread


Time for Jersey City, After Dark

If it's a snowstorm you know Johnny's all up in it

A few animated gifs from this quite pretty snowstorm. That black netting on the Mill Creek building rehab is such a natural background. Maybe there's a way to keep the netting up even after the building reopens and turn the Morgan Lot into a drive in movie joint. Johnny's an idea man.

And you thought winter was over...

The Jersey City Desk Action Weather Team is sorry to remind you about March coming in like a lion and so forth. Pretty dodgy weather coming our way from this morning into tomorrow. We'll start off with snow today and into tonight, 2-4" roughly. Then it gets nutty with rain, freezing rain, sleet and up to 1/10th of an inch of ice.

Needless to say the morning commute tomorrow will suck hard.

Late night open thread

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
 -- Oscar Wilde

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Kind of an odd way to advertise if you ask us

This morning the sound of staple guns rang out in PADNA as workers from Lloyd Goldman's POS (Yes, piece of shit, so named by a gal Johnny was walking behind one day who made that very observation) Building at 111 First St. Now Johnny couldn't make out everything on the sign but did speculate on Twitter it says: "Move to this POS Building, become a pariah."

So what do you think Jersey City? What do you think a sign for a classless piece of shit like Lloyd Goldman who lied his way into Jersey City and then gave low income residents the back of his hand would say to rent this dump? Here are a few Johnny would suggest:

*Car insurance paid up? Tough neighborhood.
*Sure the accommodations are sparse, and it's a tall box.
*Construction around this building will go on for ten more years.
*Come live where people used to let their dogs poop.
*BJ's and ShopRite are close, too bad they're closing.

What do YOU think Jersey City? Think you could help Lloyd put some lipstick on this pig he built? Give us your slogans in comments and don't hold back.

Late night open thread

As Johnny said earlier on Twitter, tonight he had an absolutely fabulous Bibimbap at Kraverie. Reminded him of sitting back at the counter at Steve's Lunch in Ann Arbor eating a bowl of that for lunch many weekdays back when the world was in black and white. Good food sure makes life worthwhile sometimes.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark


Tonight's Music Series is brought to you by the letter 'C', the third letter in the alphabet but first in your heart, for tonight anyway. This band here, The Climax Blues Band was originally formed as The Climax Chicago Blues Band -- in England in 1968. Work THAT into a conversation tomorrow.
'Couldn't Get it Right' is so 70's you'll want to wear GASS shoes again.