Monthly Archives: June, 2010

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169 Pre-season schedule

Here it is, from the NYR: New York, June 17, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced the 2010 pre-season schedule today, featuring three games at Madison Square Garden and a total of six games in 10 days. The Rangers 2010 pre-season schedule will consist…

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47 Some more draft talk

NHL.com is really making itself useful with wall-to-wall draft preview stuff, including several mock drafts. The Rangers will host a first-round draft party. Here’s the press release from the NYR: JOIN THE NEW YORK RANGERS FOR THE ULTIMATE NHL DRAFT VIEWING PARTY WITH TOP PROSPECTS CHRIS KREIDER, ETHAN WEREK AND…

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108 Looking ahead to the draft (updated)

I’m not even going to pretend to have any expertise on the prospects for next weekend’s draft. You guys probably all know more than I do. So I’d need a shinebox if I was going to pontificate. However, just got off a conference call with Rangers director of player personnel…

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157 No cards to report

OK, we’re way past April. Way past May. On the way to July. And still no post-season report card. WTB? Here’s the deal, and it’s honest to God. I started doing report cards multpile times when the season ended, and each time I stopped and balled up whatever scratch paper…

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135 Happy Flag Day!

That’s what the calendar says June 14 is. For some of us, that date means something else, of course. Quick story. I had bought two tickets to every playoff game in ’94 because so many friends had been asking for them. So now the Rangers are up 3-1 and my…

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184 A ’94 quiz (updated)

I’m kind of unavailable this weekend … and next weekend, probably … so to keep you occupied, try this. A friend emailed me this online quiz: Name the ’94 Rangers. There were 25 of them on the Stanley Cup roster. I got them all (but I should get them all,…

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235 Byfuglien tremendously tremendous (updated)

… or, in the words of 20 Cent (or is it Twenny?) … “Holy crap!” 1) They were booing Gary Bettman? Didn’t his skills competition get the Flyers into the playoffs? 2) How about those Philly low-lifes booing the Cup? 3) What a weird way for a Cup championship to…

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426 NHLPA: $1M for Haiti

Just got this from the NHLPA: “HOCKEY FOR HAITI” TOPS $1 MILLION; PROCEEDS TO HELP REBUILD GRACE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL …Dan Hamhuis, Georges Laraque, NHLPA and World Vision Canada visit Haitian hospital for announcement PORT-AU-PRINCE/ TORONTO (June 9, 2010) — The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and World Vision Canada…

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55 Is this the last day of the season?

Then what do we do? I have a few things to say about the Rangers going forward, which I’ve thought about and held onto since the skills competition day. But we won’t shut down. Maybe slow down. But not shut down. ————————————- Thanks to all for the 27th birthday wishes.…

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163 Stanley Cup winners (updated)

Hi kids. Today’s the old man’s 27th. So I’m celebrating by going to a state lacrosse tripleheader an hour and a half away. Wooohoooo! ———————————– Somebody was talking the other day about Cup-winning goals, and how sometimes obscure players score them. Well, here’s the whole list borrowed from “Total Stanley…

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128 Stanley in the house

First, though, another anniversary, and there sure are a lot of them around this time of year, almost all of them from 16 years ago. On June 7, 1994, a certain Rangers goalie made a particularly dramatic save on a certain Vancouver sniper during a critical series-turning penalty shot. Remember…

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213 It’s Go Time!

Game 5 tonight. Here are some pregame notes from NHL.com (I didn’t want to do the cut and paste, which wouldn’t align correctly Friday). A road team has to win one of these games, right? And it will be a huge advantage when it happens. See youse during the game.…

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118 Four down, at least two to go

So anybody who picked Flyers in 4 or 5, or Chicago in 4 or 5, is out of the inaugural Boneheads Stanley Cup Finals Extravaganza Contest (and picnic) No. 1. You can identify yourselves if you’re out or in, if you choose to do so. I’m off for a lacrosse…

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147 Crack of noon (updated)

Just crawling out … was at a baseball championship quadruple-header yesterday. Left the house at 9 a.m., got home in the wee hours today. So I’m just hoping to get my brain re-trained on hockey before Game 4 tonight. Will update if anything comes along. Otherwise, see youse during the…

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128 Game 3 notes, etc.

First and foremost, anybody who had Blackhawks in 4 or Flyers in 4 or 5 is already out of the Boneheads Stanley Cup Finals Extravaganza (and picnic) Contest No. 1. Anybody fessing up to being out of the contest? —————————– Game 3 notes from the NHL: 2010 STANLEY CUP FINAL…

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274 Game day … not many of those left (updated)

Mornin’ Heads. Some notes on tonight’s Game 3 in Philly gleened (in other words, borrowed, or stolen) from NHL.com: Chicago can set an NHL record tonight by winning its eighth consecutive road game. Chicago’s top line of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Dustin Byfuglien has yet to score a goal…

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46 Anisimov has surgery

From the Rangers: ARTEM ANISIMOV UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY Procedure on wrist performed earlier today New York, June 1, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Artem Anisimov underwent successful surgery earlier today to remove a small bone chip in his right wrist. …

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80 Post-Game 2 notes (updated)

From the NHL: 2010 STANLEY CUP FINAL POST-GAME NOTES – GAME 2 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS 1 AT CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 2 – MAY 31, 2010 HOME CLUBS WITH 2-0 SERIES LEAD IN STANLEY CUP FINAL The all-time record of home clubs sweeping Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is…