Monthly Archives: April, 2010

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24 More players …

Wade Redden: “You look at the whole year and how things were and you’ve just got to realize that as a team we can’t expect to win our last 10 games to make it in. It’s a whole season of being consistent and playing the right way and playing as…

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31 Now for some players …

This will come in waves, too. By the way, Happy Anniversary. April 13, 1940, when the Rangers won the Stanley Cup,  is now 70 years ago. So it’s 1 for 70. Going on 71. I’m not going to transcribe three hours of player interviews, so I’ll try to stick with…

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184 Torts, part IV

More John Tortorella: On Sunday, in a follow up to the shootout talk: “I thought Gabby stunk in that game.” On shootouts, not specifically Sunday: “You play 65 minutes as a team sport, I think somehow you’ve got go figure out how to finish that game as a team sport,…

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24 Torts, part III

(do you like the Roman numerals?) More John Tortorella: “I wasn’t crazy about the room (earlier in the season). And still I think the room has work to do, and that isn’t an indictment on Chris Drury or Ryan Callahan or our leadership group. It’s the room itself. I think…

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36 Torts, part II

More John Tortorella: Said that “throughout the year, I made a ton of mistakes. … in-game decisions, lineups, it encompasses everything. The decisions I make, I don’t take back.” … he later said one of those mistakes, as an example, was when he put Anisimov on line with Callahan and…

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71 Live from breakup day … sort of

Hey, ‘Heads. Sorry for taking so long … but since 10 a.m., when the doors opened, until just now, when the coach finished talking, it’s been one interview after another … and frankly most of them worthless. So I’m going to start transcribing quotes now, and probably will be selective…

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242 Break-up day; lottery night

I’m headed to the Rangers’ practice facility this morning for break-up day, and will post some reactions from players and John Tortorella during the day. ————————– In the meantime, here’s the release from the NHL about tonight’s draft lottery: NHL DRAFT DRAWING TO BE CONDUCTED TUESDAY NEW YORK (April 12,…

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259 The day after

I will just talk about the game for now, and deal with the season wrap-up and report cards and analysis as we go on this week. Breakup day is Tuesday and I hope to have live coverage of that. 1) I agree with lots of you that it was an…

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138 Belated post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 11, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Philadelphia Flyers 2 SO (Game #82, Road #41) · The Blueshirts were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1, in a shootout today at the Wachovia Center, to close out their 2009-10 regular season schedule. …

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393 Post-game, post-shootout, stuff

Who needs a post-game show when you have the Boneheads Blog? Here are some quotes from Philly. I thought Dubinsky’s view was the most honest. I’ll post the Rangers post-game notes late tonight or tomorrow morning. We’ll wrap up the season in the next few days, and probably have reaction…

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1223 It’s go time!

Go on, or go home.  By the way, I didn’t mean to give you the idea that Torts didn’t answer any questions before the game. He did talk about whether the mindset was any different today that it has been lately. “They’re loose, they’re confident, and they should be,” he…

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151 Callahan’s out

That’s about all the news from the pre-game stuff. Callahan will not play. Boyle is in. Lisin and Weise are prucha’d, along with Gilroy. Avery still out. Tortorella, predictably, was in one of his charming moods. Not that I blame him. Other than the Callahan news, what question could he…

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111 Good morning, from Philadelphia!

Are youse guys going to watch the game today? Some of the other writers and I were talking after Thursday’s game. Other than the 1970 game we discussed last week — when the Rangers needed to win and score more goals than Montreal, and both the Rangers and Habs, in…

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281 Off-day? Think again

We’ve all been paying attention to the bottom of the Leastern race for so long, maybe we’ve forgotten about the craziness going on at the top. But now that your boys have a legit and realistic chance to get in, and have a shot at finishing sixth, seventh or eighth…

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37 Belated post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 9, 2010 – New York Rangers 4, Philadelphia Flyers 3 (Game #81, Home #41) ·         The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3, tonight at Madison Square Garden, to conclude their 2009-10 regular season home schedule. ·         The Blueshirts have posted a…

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59 Some post-game quotes

First, no official word on Ryan Callahan. It sure didn’t look good, as if he reinjured the same knee. No idea on his availability for Sunday. I will put up the Rangers’ post-game notes package later or in the morning. Some quotes: John Tortorella: “You try to ride the momentum…

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912 It’s go time!

Just to be sure here, the Rangers aren’t mathematically eliminated if they get a point tonight. They could still catch Boston with a win Sunday and two Boston losses (but they could also be eliminated on the off-day tomorrow). If they get zero points, the party’s over. ————————— If this…

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84 Some pre-game stuff (updated)

From John Tortorella’s pre-game presser: Same lineup tonight. “They know what’s at stake. They have known what’s at stake for a number of weeks now. So we go through our same routine and we go play. “It’s not talked about. We know where we’re at. We’ve known where we’re at…

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175 Biggest, best day of the year

I don’t want to point out it could turn out to be the worst night of the year very quickly. Talk about your must-wins. This is it. Game 7. Against the hated Flys. Thanks to the Habs — who finish with Toronto at home tomorrow — the Rangers could leapfrog…

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323 The final countdown

Holy carcillo! This is what it comes down to: Rangers-Flyers, twice, with everything at stake. Like the old days of the Smurfs, and the Bullies. Reminds me of the crazy stuff that used to happen at MSG and the Spectrum when these teams played. One such, and it wasn’t funny…