Monthly Archives: September, 2010

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169 Cutting down … but not now

Still, I was reading that tomorrow’s scratches will be Christensen, White and Kennedy. And since most teams go with their regular lineup at or toward the end of the preseason, I don’t think that bodes well for White and Kennedy. I could be totally wrong about that. But Vinny Prospal…

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103 Rangers 5, Red Wings 1 in review

Some thoughts: 1) I am really starting to like the “Tenkos”. Ruslan Fedotenko is very hard on the puck and away from it, has some skill, some creativity, is a strong skater. I still don’t know who he replaces if he makes the team, but I think he could be…

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52 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES                                                     September 29, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Detroit Red Wings 1 (Pre-Season: Game No. 4, Home No. 2)   • The Rangers defeated the Red Wings, 5-1, at Madison Square Garden to improve to 3-1-0 in pre-season action,…

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7 More post-game quotes

Derek Stepan: “I felt more comfortable and I could play my game more. That makes things a lot easier.” “Man we were all just going. Those two guys (Avery and Fedotenko) are puck-getters, and they both can score goals too. We just seemed to click. I don’t know how to…

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8 Post-game quotes

From the Garden’s fifth floor: John Tortorella: On Stepan’s line: “It was a good line. … I thought Stepan’s line played very well. But I want to watch the tape. I’m not a good enough coach to give you a really good judgment right after the game about individual players…

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288 It’s Go Time!

Here are tonight’s lines, according to our buddy Andrew Gross: Alex Frolov-Erik Christensen-Marian Gaborik Tim Kennedy-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan Sean Avery-Derek Stepan-Ruslan Fedotenko Derek Boogaard-Todd White-Brandon Prust Matt Gilroy-Pavel Valentenko Michael Del Zotto-Michal Rozsival Marc Staal-Mike Sauer Lundqvist in goal. Andrew also had a chat with the captain this morning, and…

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35 Live at the Garden

Yep, just checked my pulse. I’m still alive. Actually having a great day. On the train into the city I ran into one of my favorite all-time ex-bosses and we had a nice chat. Then I went into see the best — and when I say the best, I mean…

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132 Game day

Good mornin’ Boneheads. It’s a game day. I’ll be heading into Manhattan later on, and hope to have a lineup in a little bit. I want to thank our buddy, tr-808, for sending along this pic in regard to yesterday’s No. 11. Adam Graves wore it for one game, but…

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212 Questions about the Rangers

Some thoughts as we stand in the middle of the preseason: 1) Are you a little concerned about the number of goals allowed in the first three games? I know, it hasn’t been the whole team, and maybe they haven’t worked on system enough, and certainly you don’t put a…

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237 Redden, Grachev assigned to Hartford

From the Rangers: RANGERS TRIM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER BY 11 27 active players remain with the club New York, September 27, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the following five players have been assigned to Hartford (AHL): goaltender Chad Johnson, defenseman Wade…

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43 Redden’s final hours

Wade Redden will clear waivers at noon today and, presumably, will be assigned to Hartford (AHL). Redden is telling people he still wants to play in the NHL (and has been given permission to try to secure a deal to play in Europe). Well, unless I’m terribly mistaken, there’s a…

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73 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES September 26, 2010 – New York Rangers 3 at Detroit Red Wings 5 [Pre-Season Game: 3; Away Game: 2] * The New York Rangers were defeated by the Detroit Red Wings, 5-3, tonight at Joe Louis Arena, in the second game of…

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221 It’s Go Time!

I just wanted to add something to what I wrote this morning about Derek Boogaard as a weapon. He absolutely is, because there are going to be plenty of guys who won’t mess with him — and some who will (Colton Orr three times in the first month, for example).…

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120 Rangers 5, Devils 4 (OT) in review

Just a few thoughts: 1) It is remarkable how Sean Avery can take over a game, but he did it again. And this is prime reason No. 1 why the coach needs to find a way to get him to play exactly like that, and if he goes over the…

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520 It’s Go Time!

The first night of Life after Redden begins tonight with this forewarning from me: And I’ve said this about the captain, and I’ll say this about Michal Rozsival, and others. If the contract hadn’t been so obscene, we probably wouldn’t look at Wade Redden this way. If it wasn’t so…

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161 Waiving bye to Redden

This just in… according to Larry Brooks, Wade Redden will be put on waivers at noon. Which means he’ll clear. Which will then allow the Rangers to demote him and his cap hit to the Wolf Pack, soon to be the Whale. Wonder if that means he’ll play tonight in…

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143 First cuts of camp

From the Rangers: RANGERS TRIM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER BY 25 38 active players remain with the club New York, September 24, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned the following 13 players to Hartford (AHL): goaltenders Jordan Parise and…

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91 Rangers 4, Devils 3 (OT) in review

Some thoughts the morning after: 1) For a preseason game, especially a first preseason game, that was a pretty good pace. 2) Too early to make a complete judgment but I think Frolov could be a really good one. Again, we’ll hold off before getting too carried away. But the…

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47 Post-game notes

Ooops. I lied about the last post being the final post. From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES  September 23, 2010 – New York Rangers 4, New Jersey Devils 3 OT (Pre-Season: Game No. 1, Home No. 1)   • The Rangers defeated the Devils, 4-3, in…

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7 More post-game quotes

Brian Boyle: On the pressure he feels about the numbers at center: “None. I just worked really hard this summer. The coaches have let me know what I need to do, so I’ve just got to go out and do it. I know I can, and if I do it…

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