Monthly Archives: October, 2010

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6 Post-game quotes

John Tortorella: “I thought we played better in the second period than the first period; I thought we had the puck more. Then the third period we end up with, what, six minutes there of power-play time and we don’t get it done. And really not even … I don’t…

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532 It’s Go Time!

Here’s tonight’s probable lineup vs. the Avalanche (Versus game). Frolov-Stepan-Fedotenko Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Avery-Boyle-Prust Boogaard-Christensen-White Staal-Rozsival Del Zotto-Girardi Gilroy-Eminger Lundqvist (fourth straight start)/Biron. Prucha’d: Sauer. ————————— Bonehead alert: I’m going to be on the radio between the first and second periods, on 970-AM. I think with Dave Maloney. Maybe with Kenny Albert.

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40 Tortorella pre-game

First the news. Erik Christensen is playing tonight, so the Rangers will come into the game with one healthy scratch: Mike Sauer. John Tortorella: On the news on Vinny Prospal’s surgery. “I think (it was) a little better than expected. We just weren’t sure and I don’t think they were.…

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16 Prospal has surgery

From the Rangers: VINNY PROSPAL UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY Procedure on knee performed this morning New York, October 18, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Vinny Prospal underwent successful surgery on his knee this morning.  The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew…

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87 First busy week of the season

It starts tonight with the Avalanches (WARNING, WARNING: IT’S A VERSUS GAME; the good news is that Sam Rosen does play-by-play), then road games in Tor0nto Thursday and Boston Saturday, and a homer with the Devils on Sunday. I’ll be at the two home games. Here are tonight’s game notes…

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99 Rangers back on the ice …

… well, what’s left of them is back on the ice. And while I’m off today, others work. I know, I feel terrible about that. Our buddy Andrew Gross has all the news from practice, including that Sean Avery will not be suspended for chopping down Mike Komisarek like George…

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190 Leaves-Rangers in review

Watched some of Rangers Encore when I got home at 1:30 a.m. I know, get a life. But it confirmed a few things for me. Some thoughts on Leaves-Rangers. 1) Toronto might actually be much improved this year. Is 4-0 a fluke? Maybe. Do I think the Leaves are a…

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66 A few more quotes

From the post-game … By the way, I think Brian Boyle just hit a three-run homer for the Yankees in the eighth. —————— Brandon Dubinsky: “We’re trying to be aggressive and be smart about it. We have a job to get back, and the first guy attacks and if it…

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17 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES October 15, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 OT (Game No. 3, Home No. 1) • The Rangers were defeated by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3, in overtime tonight at Madison Square Garden, in their 2010-11…

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18 Post-game quotes

First the news, which I actually tweeted from Tortorella’s presser. Gosh, Tweeting is fun. Gaborik is out 2-3 weeks with a separated shoulder. Drury is out six weeks with a broken finger … the same finger, a different break. Vinny Prospal will have surgery on his knee Tuesday and is…

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843 It’s Go Time!

First home game. First chance to say Maple Leaves. Two anthems. Here’s the lineup: Frolov-Drury-Gaborik Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Fedotenko-Stepan-Avery Boogaard-Boyle-Prust Staal-Rozsival Del Zotto-Girardi Gilroy-Eminger Lundqvist, Biron. —————————- Bet some of you guys are rooting for the Rangers and against the Rangers tonight. Think about it.

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30 Tortorella pre-game presser

First the news. Christensen skated today and came off the ice. The groin, or whatever it is, still bothering him. So he won’t play tonight. Drury will play on the first line … more below about that. Gilroy is in for Sauer, playing with Eminger.  The rest of the lineup…

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106 KISS’s Ace and cupcakes at MSG

I don’t even know what to make of this … so I’ll reserve comment. You guys can have at it, though. From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS KICK OFF 85th ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH A PAIR OF ACES New York Rangers Home Opener at Madison Square Garden – October 15th, 7…

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51 Finally a game, finally a home game

Had a chance to play at Colton Orr’s favorite golf course yesterday — Centennial in Carmel. Wow, was it in fabulous condition. Greens ate my lunch. Speaking of Orr, he got knocked down the other night, but not out, apparently. We’ll see if he plays tonight, and if he obliges…

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307 The Captain is Back

My question is, what if it works? I know, that sounds silly. But what if, out of nowhere, Chris Drury clicks with Marian Gaborik and Alex Frolov? What if all of a sudden he becomes this dynamic first-line center? What if he starts putting up numbers that equate to a…

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161 Kennedy sent to Hartford

NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION AND PRACTICE UPDATE New York, October 13, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Tim Kennedy has been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Kennedy, 24, tallied two assists in four pre-season…

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110 We’re getting a new look

So I’m headed off to a meeting (no, a real meeting) to discuss the re-design of Rangers Report (aka Boneheads Blog and Festivus Blog). I’m guessing the new look will be up in a few days, maybe less, and probably by the home opener. Here, our 26-year-old friend Sally’s trusty…

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76 Wisniewski gets two games for stupidity (updated)

The NHL suspended the Islanders’ James Wisniewski two games for his lewd gesture toward Sean Avery Monday. Surprisingly, the NHL did not find reason to suspend Avery. Remember, this Wisniewski is a guy who was suspended eight games for a vicious hit last March. Here’s the AP story on the…

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105 Islanders-Rangers in review

Almost crack of noon. Sorry kids. Been burning the candle at both ends (without the fun) and it finally caught up to me. Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. Some thoughts about the game yesterday. 1) You know I don’t sugarcoat things, so maybe you’ll respect…

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106 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES October 11, 2010 – Game No. 2, Away Game No. 2 New York Rangers 4, New York Islanders 6 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY   • The Rangers were defeated by the Islanders, 6-4, today at Nassau Coliseum in a matinee match-up between…