Monthly Archives: December, 2009

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344 It’s go time

Ouch. They just showed the 2002 New Year’s Eve game in Raleigh, which dredged up all sorts of bad memories for me … spending all those New Year’s Eves on the road. That one was particularly terrible. I remember the game was bad (the Rangers won, but good God were…

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108 Goodbye 2009

Sorry, CR9, but the streak with the headlines such as “Rangers at Hurricanes” is long over. Anyway, you can check the math for me, because mine is always fuzzy, but I have the Rangers at 38-34-10 for the calendar year 2009. Which is really hard to believe, because for most…

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165 Yikes! That was horrible

Can I just say that Brandon Dubinsky should be embarrassed for his defensive play? And that Marian Gaborik should be embarrassed for his defensive play? And that Dan Girardi should be embarrassed for his defensive play? And Michael Del Zotto should be embarrassed for his defensive play? And that Christopher…

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56 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES December 30, 2009 – New York Rangers 0, Philadelphia Flyers 6 (Game #39, Home #20) * The Rangers were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 6-0, to snap their five-game points streak (4-0-1); the five-game point streak was the Blueshirts longest since winning…

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637 Flyers at Rangers

In case you missed it, Canada unveiled its powerhouse Olympic team roster. Wow. Also, in case you missed it, at this point there are only two Rangers — Gaborik and Lundqvist — on any of the Olympic teams. Ryan Callahan has a shot at being on the US team that…

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132 Game day update

According to Andrew Gross, Chris Drury may not play tonight. He missed practice yesterday for personal reasons, and is ill today. So Aaron Voros, who was prucha’d for the entire month of December, might get a shot. Gross also reports that Tortorella said Chad Johnson will not start tomorrow in…

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27 Final games of the year

After all this silly downtime that is sure to catch up with them, the Rangers go back-to-back to close out 2009 and to begin a stretch of 21 games in the next 39 days, with only two breaks of two days each. In other words, for the next six weeks,…

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80 Rangers’ World Jrs. update

From the Rangers: 2010 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP/RANGERS PROSPECTS UPDATE New York, December 29, 2009 – All four Rangers prospects participating in the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships were in action today. In the United States’ 12-1 victory over Latvia, Chris Kreider led all skaters with three goals, completing his…

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219 Ralph & Ed, or Flyers & Bruins?

I am so wrapped up in year-end and decade-end stories right now that I haven’t even considered what Mrs. Carp and I will do New Year’s Eve. But I have a dilemma New Year’s Day. The Winter Classic (are you allowed to say that without including the sponsor’s title, or…

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168 Prospal has knee surgery

Sorry this is late, but I’m sure you’re aware we’ve had some tech problems today. I think the Rangers sabotaged us. I’m kidding. Here’s the official word from the Rangers on Prospal: VINNY PROSPAL UNDERGOES ARTHROSCOPIC KNEE SURGERY Procedure Performed This Morning at Phelps Memorial Hospital New York, December 28,…

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78 Mighta beens

I was reading Larry Brooks’ piece on Sunday about the decade in hockey (which was excellent, by the way). For the second week in a row he mentioned that worst draft day ever, when the Islanders traded Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokenen to Florida for two stiffs, Mark Parrish and…

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52 Rangers’ Juniors update

Just got this from the Rangers: 2010 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RANGERS PROSPECTS UPDATE New York, December 27, 2009 –All four Rangers prospects participating in the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships recorded points in their respective games tonight. In the United States’ 3-0 victory over Switzerland, Chris Kreider scored the…

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143 That’s what you get

I am not going to be too analytical today because, 1) it’s late in the day already; 2) I didn’t see the game live, only caught Rangers in 60 and the Marty Lovefest on the Hockey Night show; and 3) there’s not much that really needs to be analyzed. This…

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60 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES December 26, 2009 – New York Rangers 2, New York Islanders 3 OT (Game #38, Home #19) The Rangers were defeated by the New York Islanders, 3-2, in overtime, ending their winning streak at four games; the four-game streak was the Blueshirts…

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403 Islanders at Rangers

So you want some basketball scores? I didn’t think so. Not much to report on your New York Rangers. Same lineup as the 4-1 win over Florida, although Andrew Gross wrote that Tortorella may break up Staal and Girardi, or at least he had them separated in the morning skate.…

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126 Happy Boxing Day! … ?

There have been plenty of years when the Rangers played a Boxing Day game (boxing up holiday gifts is supposed to be a holiday) when we have noted the irony and the other meaning of the word boxing. In other words, that day’s game was loaded with fisticuffs. Throwing hands.…

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59 Merry Christmas, Boneheads!

Good morning and Merry, Merry, Merry to everyone. Hope you all got what you wanted under your tree (sorry, Orr. I know you didn’t). More importantly, I hope you all are happy and in good health and able to spend today with family or friends. No hockey today as the…

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145 A win into the break

So it’s four in a row now, but this last one was different. In each of the previous three — and in pretty much every win this season, since the middle of that seven-game winning streak in October — you and I have been able to say, “Yeah, but …”…

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38 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES December 23, 2009 – New York Rangers 4, Florida Panthers 1 (Game #37, Home #18) The Rangers defeated the Florida Panthers, 4-1, to extend their winning streak to four games; this is the longest winning-streak for the Blueshirts since their seven-game winning-streak…

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349 Panthers at Rangers

Not much news: Boyle is in for Christensen, who joins Voros on the prucha list. Lundqvist in goal again. I forgot to mention … Adam Rotter at the SNY Rangers blog kick-started my old memory the other day, but it didn’t stick to my burned-out cells and gray matter ……

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