Monthly Archives: February, 2010

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62 Bonus post-game stuff

First some notes: Michael Del Zotto was in the pressbox. I got a chance to ask him about his laceration. He said he’d seen doctors today and that he’s sure he will be fine by the time the season resumes. Marian Gaborik will go to Vancouver. His laceration was better…

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22 Post-game notes, quotes

I’ll have more later. This is from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES February 14, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (Game #62, Home #33) ·         The Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2, today at Madison Square Garden, in their final game before the Olympic…

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520 It’s go time! (updated)

No chocolate kisses today. This could be more like the St. Valentine’s Day massacre … remember how ugly it got last time Tampa was in town — Voros and Konopka fighting 10 seconds into the game, the Rangers stomping over the Lightning 8-2, Tampa Bay taking exception and Malone bloodying…

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61 Happy Valentine’s Day!

I figured you soft, cuddly hockey fans are all mushy and romantic today. So today you are my Bonehearts. I’m headed to the Garden this morning, and before I go I just wanted to tell you I’m taking a forced week off. Byfuglien! I will not be around as of…

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329 Does this make the Rangers Stanley Cup champs?

Nice win. Good team win over a great opponent and some adversity. And it will be flushed right down the toilet if the Rangers don’t follow up and beat Tampa tomorrow. 1) Hello Jody Shelley. Goodbye, Donald Brashear. I haven’t seen Shelley much since he was a young player, but…

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47 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES February 12, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 OT (Game #61, Road #29) • The Blueshirts defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Mellon Arena, the Rangers’ first win at Pittsburgh since a 4-3 overtime victory on…

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522 Now it’s really go time!

The Rangers needed grit and sandpaper and fists, and they got all of that this evening in Jody Shelley. Of course, I was the last to find out, being at a basketball game all afternoon. Here’s the release from the Rangers: RANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARD JODY SHELLEY FROM SAN JOSE SHARKS…

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451 Bye, bye Igloo (updated … again)

This ain’t exactly the closing of the Montreal Forum or Chicago Stadium or Boston Garden. The Rangers (barring a playoff series against the Penguins) make their final visit to the Igloo tonight. The oldest building in the league is closing after this season — making Madison Square Garden the World’s…

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332 Hostility in the air (updated)

Last night was one of those 2-1 losses where it’s not enough to say, “Well, if they could have scored another goal it would have been a good game.” It was not a good game. It was a dreadful defensive game. It was a woeful offensive game. It obviously was…

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188 Post-game notes and quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES February 10, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Nashville Predators 2 (Game #60, Home #32) ·         The Rangers were defeated by the Nashville Predators, 2-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden. ·         New York has now posted a record of 26-27-7 (59 pts.)…

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465 It’s snow time!

Marian Gaborik’s out, although, according to Steve Zipay and Andrew Gross, there is no plan to shut him down until the Olympics — so they’re obviously hoping he can play over the weekend. Slovakia is also hoping he can. Chris Drury is doing an Erik Christensen — from fourth line…

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262 Questions on a snowy game day (UPDATED)

Still waiting on word(s) from the Rangers re: Marian Gaborik’s availability tonight with the deep right thigh laceration he suffered in practice yesterday. The reason Corey Potter was called up from Hartford (all six defensemen skated in practice yesterday, but somebody apparently will/may not be available tonight). And, finally, whether…

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389 Some off-day thoughts

Not much happening on the ice, not much happening here, not much happening inside my cluttered skull. I did cringe a little bit when I saw that Bob Gainey resigned as Canadiens GM … because I always fear how great players might damage their legacies when they go into management…

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274 Who Dat?

Who Dat gonna beat them Rangers (out of a playoff spot)? You know I like to sprinkle in the good with the bad, the positive with the negative. Right? Well, we talked the other day about how the Rangers are right in the thick of the race, and how there’s…

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134 A pre-Olympic break break

Three days off for the Rangers, well-deserved after last night’s solid win over the Devils … but maybe they’d want to keep playing, no? This break marks the end of the grueling schedule of 21 games in 36 with only two breaks of two days between games, and in one…

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74 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES February 6, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, New Jersey Devils 1 (Game #59, Home #31) ·         The Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, to improve to 26-26-7 (59 pts.) overall, including a 13-14-4 (30 pts.)…

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431 It’s go time!

I’m going back to the “go time” headlines because, well, you can’t possibly think these headlines are good or back luck anymore. Can you? Plus, I don’t have anything to tell you, being at basketball games all day, including right now. So here’s your blank canvas. I’ll check in during…

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118 Here comes Ilya

Well, you wanted Ilya Kovalchuk at the Garden? You got him. Only in the wrong uniform. For you guys, the worst uniform possible. I’ve got to tell you, though, I think this Devils visit is as good a time as ever: Super Saturday. The Rangers have played some outstanding games…

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323 A little sunshine before the snow

Well, there are a few things on which you can hang your hat today. The five goals. The four PPGs. Mostly, you can hang your hat on how dreadful the Leastern Conference is, because somehow, after getting two of a possible 16 points the last eight games, your Rangers are…