Monthly Archives: November, 2009

Uncategorized
69 Post-game notes, quotes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES November 21, 2009 – New York Rangers 2, Florida Panthers 3 (Game #22, Home #11) Click Here For The Official Game Summary • The Rangers were defeated by the Florida Panthers, 3-2, in front of a sold-out crowd (18,200) at…

Uncategorized
352 Panthers-Rangers gamer

I always remember Esa Tikkanen calling them “the Punters” with that Tikkanese accent of his. Just wanted to give you this blank slate. I’m at the second of three football games and not freezing (yet). Not bad out. Keep me posted with some score updates later, OK? Here are the…

Uncategorized
116 Time for some games, and some change

This might be a good time for the Rangers to, you know, get their stuff together. Yeah, they’re a little bit banged up, and yeah, they’ve had some decent performances lately, mixed in with some average to below-average to awful ones. But they sure shouldn’t be tired, and with all…

Uncategorized
236 Old No. 1, and a new No. 1 winger

First of all, sorry for the late mention, but Jim Cerny is interviewing Eddie Giacomin at noon on Rangers Radio. You can hear it here. ——————————- Steve Zipay reports from practice that Ales Kotalik is the newest autioner for the job of the Mairan Gaborik-Vinny Prospal left winger. Kotalik is…

Uncategorized
205 Moment of the week…and a holiday gift idea

Good afternoon Staal and all! Laurel here with a non-game night clean slate. Why? Oh gee, I can’t think of any reason other than I haven’t been able to lead a post for a while and it gives me such joy! So, rangers.nhl.com has P.A.’s shootout goal as the moment…

Uncategorized
116 Can’t wait for next week

… because this week has been brutal. First of all, it lacks hockey. I never understood the NHL having three teams in the New York area and having them so often all play the same night, then having two, three, four nights in a week when none of them plays.…

Uncategorized
261 Quarter-pole report cards

So we’re one-fourth (and a little bit) through the season, and what do we know? Not much yet. I wrote a column about this Rangers’ team and its first 21 games for The Journal News and LoHud.com today. You can read it here (I didn’t write the headline, and I…

Uncategorized
108 Bonus post-game stuff

More from Tortorella and some players: Tortorella said that Gilroy was at fault for the third goal, and I don’t disagree. Redden was trapped in a bad spot, and also I thought Lundqvist might have made the save. “It’s a little bit of inexperience on Gilly,” Tortorella said. “With Reds…

Uncategorized
21 Post-game notes, quotes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES November 17, 2009 – New York Rangers 2, Washington Capitals 4 (Game #21, Home #10) Here are the official game summary and event summary. • The Rangers were defeated by the Washington Capitals, 4-2, in front of a sold-out crowd…

Uncategorized
614 Gametime

You know what? The traffic’s pretty heavy here on the Festivus Blog today, so let’s just start with a clean thread for the game. Happy Festivus everyone! ————- Repost from earlier: No Knuble tonight. No Semin, either. Behave yourselves. See yas in the comments. ————- Oh, yeah. New poll on…

Uncategorized
73 So long, Shanny

As you’ve heard by now, Brendan Shanahan announced his retirement today. Here’s the story from NHL.com which also has his career stats, etc. Yesterday we were talking about Hall of Famers in the comments section. Well, here’s one that won’t be debated. Wonder if he’ll pull a Favre around the trade…

Uncategorized
176 Tallies and helpers

Good news. Bad news. Worse news. The Rangers finally have a game tonight. It’s on Versus. Alex Ovechkin is expected to return from his “upper body strain.” Could be worse than Versus. You could be in Edmonton where some games are on pay-per-view. Egads. ————————- Did you see that Markus…

Uncategorized
250 Another long week

The Rangers play Washington tomorrow … the only game in six days, and the third in what will be a 13-day stretch. Just awful. Then, as we mentioned earlier, the Rangers get busy, with five games in eight days, and six in 10. Hope to go to the game Tuesday…

Uncategorized
131 Rangers-Senators in review

The Rangers tied Ottawa yesterday in Kanata, Ont., and then won a skills competition. So technically, they won. Anyway, some other thoughts. 1) I think P.A. Parenteau should get a shot to stick around for a while. I know, the Rangers are concerned about his skating. Yeah, he’s not one…

Uncategorized
29 Belated post-game notes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES November 14, 2009 – New York Rangers 2, Ottawa Senators 1 (SO) (Game #20, Road #11) * The Blueshirts defeated the Ottawa Senators, 2-1, in the shootout today at Scotiabank Place; it was the Rangers first shootout of the season. * The…

Uncategorized
506 Rangers-Senators matinee

Doesn’t it seem like forever ago that the Rangers beat the Senators and began a seven-game winning streak? Well, now they’ve lost five of their last six road games and are coming off that woeful home performance against Atlanta (which, by the way, then went home and spanked the L.A.…

Uncategorized
244 Parenteau recalled, Byers demoted

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE New York, November 13, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward P.A. Parenteau has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), and forward Dane Byers has been assigned…

Uncategorized
57 Thrashers-Rangers in review

The “first game home after a road trip of three games or more” theory is built on a solid foundation. Every NHL team has gone through it, and nobody has conquered it. The legs aren’t there, and nobody can explain why. So it’s a legit reason for the Rangers’ start…

Uncategorized
39 Post-game notes, quotes

From the NYR:  November 12, 2009 – New York Rangers 3, Atlanta Thrashers 5 (Game #19, Home #9)  Click here for the official game summary and event summary.   • The Rangers were defeated by the Atlanta Thrashers, 5-3, in front of a sold-out crowd (18,200) at Madison Square Garden…

Uncategorized
282 Life without Drury, Dubinsky

So the Rangers think they’ve got enough NHL players to play without two of their top three centers? We’ll see. This is the first game without Chris Drury and Brandon Dubinsky, and I want to see how this is going to work. That will probably be the column I write…