Monthly Archives: January, 2010

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70 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 7, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Atlanta Thrashers 2 SO (Game #44, Road #21) • The Blueshirts were defeated by the Atlanta Thrashers, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at Philips Arena. • The Rangers are now 21-17-6 (48 pts.) overall,…

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335 It’s go time (Hot ‘lanta style)!

Rookie goalie Chad Johnson gets his first NHL start tonight, after Henrik Lundqvist started 17 in a row and 24 of the last 25. In an Olympic year, you can only say, “It’s about time.” Johnson got two NHL periods in relief of Lundqvist in the 6-0 loss to Philly…

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156 Many games, points, questions

This sure is a confusing time in Rangersland. John Tortorella was saying the other day that he’s looking at the positives, and didn’t really get the negatives, about this little streak. And, well, that’s his job. But it also is at least partially reality. Since that debacle against the Islanders…

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94 More post-game stuff

Here are a few more quotes from tonight’s post-game: Sean Avery: “Certainly I’m happy with the game and the way that I played, but If I start doing this on a consistent basis, then it’s something to get happy about.” What was different for you: “I was getting paid by…

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9 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 6, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Dallas Stars 2 (Game #43, Home #23) ·         The Rangers defeated the Dallas Stars, 5-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden to improve to 21-17-5 (47 pts.) on the season, including a 10-10-3 mark at…

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485 It’s go time (and you already knew that)!

This is what an old newspaper guy like me hates about the internet. I am here to write a column for tomorrow’s paper on Sean Avery playing against the Stars team that hated him (unless something outrageous happens in the game). But I was in Tortorella’s press conference this evening…

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72 The fine line of Avery

With Dallas in town, there’s a lot of attention on Sean Avery tonight. So here are some comments from John Tortorella’s pregame press conference, regarding Avery:  On whether tonight’s opponent could affect Avery’s play: “That’s so far gone, and it should be gone. I think Sean’s done so much due…

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31 Warm up for the Rangers game …

… by watching a shortened version of last night’s World Juniors gold-medal game. NHL Network (US) will show a 60-minute version of its instant classic tonight at 6 p.m. and again tomorrow at 2 p.m. The network will then broadcast the game in its entirety Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ———–…

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102 Kings of the World (Juniors)

Quite a performance by Team USA and your future (unless they’re traded) New York Rangers, huh? I know you guys have already discussed this to death, so I will just leave you with this recap from the Rangers’ site (which has been posted in the previous thread). ————————— I’m headed…

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507 First-half (plus one game) report cards

A day late, and (as usual, or as always) several dollars short. Here’s the mid-season report card after 42 games (or you can ignore last night’s game and say 41 games). 4-Michael Del Zotto: A … The coaches are living with his growing pains, and they should. Can you remember…

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99 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 4, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Boston Bruins 2 (Game #42, Home #22) The Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden to improve to 20-17-5 (45 pts.) on the season, including a 9-10-3 mark at home;…

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512 It’s go time! (do I say that enough?)

So now the Rangers get the good teams — Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Boston and the Devils in the next eight days. Uh-oh. Somebody better start scoring. First move: Donald Brashear goes back in for Aaron Voros, who gets prucha’d. Why? Maybe there are 2.8 million reasons why. It makes less…

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175 Rangers’ World juniors update

From the Rangers: 2010 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RANGERS PROSPECTS UPDATE New York, January 4, 2010 – All four Rangers prospects participating in the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships were in action yesterday. Team USA Captain Derek Stepan recorded a shorthanded assist to help lead the United States to a…

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60 Rangers’ World Juniors update

From the Rangers: 2010 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RANGERS PROSPECTS UPDATE New York, January 3, 2010 – Three of the four Rangers prospects participating in the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship were in action last night, as the United States defeated Finland, 6-2, in the Quarterfinals to advance to the…

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163 Hey, for the second game in a row, they scored

So if you’re looking for positives … the Rangers snapped that home-ice scoreless streak that spanned almost two full games. Some thoughts: 1) I agree with Lundqvist. If the Rangers played that exact same game and scored one or two more goals, we’d all be sitting here saying how well…

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109 More post-game quotes

Christopher Higgins (who couldn’t hit a bull in the butt with a snow shovel): “I thought we outplayed them for the better part of the game, but (if) you let a team hang around and hang around they’re more likely to find their game.” “I don’t think there’s any satisfaction…

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46 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 2, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Carolina Hurricanes 2 OT (Game #41, Home #21) * The Rangers were defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1, in overtime today at Madison Square Garden in the second game of their home-and-home set. *…

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419 It’s go time

Hey, before the game, I just want to clear up something, because I think I might have been a little hard on Drury yesterday. In a certain role, I think he can help Team USA. And I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he A) is named captain or B)…

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60 Good morning from MSG

Same lineup today. Wasn’t announced last night, but Chad Johnson went back to Hartford to get some playing time before he gets a start or two here. Matt Zaba is up to back up Lundqvist today. John Tortorella wants them both to play, so they’ll “get a lot of miles”…

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210 OMG, it’s Drury (and Callahan)!

A few months ago I wrote that Chris Drury was a lock to make Team USA’s Olympic roster. I was mocked. And then I read all the analysis and speculation and saw Drury’s name nowhere. So I figured he was out. The reason I thought he had a shot was…