Monthly Archives: October, 2010

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37 More post-game quotes

Henrik Lundqvist: “It’s a tough one. I think we played really well as a team the whole game. We had a couple of tough bounces along the way. I felt like they didn’t really have to work that hard to get their goals. But overall, as a team, I think…

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18 Some post-game quotes

Sean Avery (with some help from Andrew Gross, because my recorder started buzzing during the interview): On the Callahan penalty: “That’s a tough call. Two guys going hard for a puck. Hard game like that.” On the lewd gesture by the Islanders’ James Wisniewski: “Imagine if I did that? Heck,…

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435 It’s Go Time!

Some pre-game warmup action. Boyle had words with Jon Sim … I’m told that happens every single time they play … Avery yapping at Zenon Konopka, who shoved him. Avery responded with a jab. Every time Boogaard stepped in it broke up. And ex-Isle Marty Biron played peacekeeper. Same lineup…

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40 Tortorella pregame

Here’s John Tortorella’s presser from this morning (I get a kick out of how every single hockey player, every single coach, every single announcer, finds it so difficult to wrap his head around the idea of an afternoon game. … it’s always “Tonight” no matter what time they actually play).:…

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21 Live and alive at Nassau (updated)

No traffic accidents. No dead-stop traffic jams. No tickets. I didn’t kill anybody. Didn’t blow my horn at anybody. Not even a hint of rage. (well, that’s not entirely true; I did blow my horn at a peabreain young girl who was texting and weaving at about 40 mph in…

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36 Day game day

I’m headed out to that always pleasant ride — like sticking needles in your eyes — to Nassau Coliseum. Happy Columbus Day! Hey, today’s date is 10-11-10. The significance of that? Nothing. But yesterday a lot of people sure made a big deal out of 10-10-10, which can only happen…

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170 Rangers-Sabres in review

I gotta tell you, I met Derek Stepan the day before the Traverse City tournament, and I thought, “Wow, this kid is confident and he is mature.” But I hadn’t seen him play. Then I saw him play, and I thought, “Wow, this kid is pretty good.” Then I spoke…

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36 More post-game notes

From the Rangers: New York Rangers Post-Game Notes October 9, 2010 – New York Rangers 6 at Buffalo Sabres 3 [Game No. 1; Away Game No. 1] *The New York Rangers began their 85th anniversary season with a 6-3 victory against the Buffalo Sabres tonight at HSBC Arena in Buffalo. …

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41 Some game notes

From the Rangers: Game Update – New York Rangers at Buffalo Sabres, Oct. 9 * Derek Stepan is the first Ranger in franchise history to record a hat trick in his NHL debut. * His three goals tied the Rangers’ franchise record for most goals in an opening-night game, becoming…

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800 It’s Go Time!

First of 82. Here’s the lineup, unless something changes in warmups: Frolov-Christensen-Gaborik Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Fedotenko-Stepan-Avery Boogaard-Boyle-Prust Staal-Girardi Del Zotto-Rozsival Sauer-Eminger Lundqvist, Biron.  Pruchas: Gilroy, White, Kennedy. I imagine you guys might be a little pumped. ps, Chris Drury skated with the team today and felt pretty good. I doubt he will…

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228 Countdown ends, season begins!

Zero days until Opening Night. 0: Al Oliver. 00: John Davidson. 00: Jim Otto. ——————- Again, it’s a football Saturday or me, so I’ll be busting it to get back in front of the TV (hopefully with a sandwich and a non-alcohol beer) in time. If not, it’s going to…

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22 Lundqvist on the new season

Henrik Lundqvist: I asked if there’s reason to believe this team is better: “Yeah. I mean, you can only go on the feeling you have. It’s still so early. But it feels like we have a better team than last year. We have more guys who can do the job,…

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10 Tortorella on Opening Night

First a clarification. Chris Drury is on injured reserve with a broken finger, but it’s retroactive to when the injury occurred. So he is eligible to come off IR at any moment. If he feels he can play in Buffalo, the Rangers could activate him. They would have to then…

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11 Stepan the Bronx Bomber

Before we get to interviews with John Tortorella and Henrik Lundqvist there’s this. Derek Stepan, rookie from Minnesota, had a Yankees jersey hanging in his locker and was walking around wearing a Yankees cap. The reason? He had a bet with one of the equipment guys on each of the…

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27 Opening lineup

At least what it looks like from this morning’s practice: Frolov-Christensen-Gaborik Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Fedotenko-Stepan-Avery Boogaard-Boyle-Prust Staal-Girardi Del Zotto-Rozsival The third D pair will be two of these three, obviously: Gilroy, Eminger, Sauer. Lundqvist-Biron Pruchas: White and Kennedy and the extra D-man. Don’t get used to this. You guys know I’m not…

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42 One more day …

One day until Opening Night in Buffalo. 1: Eddie Giacomin. 1: Alfred Manuel Martin. Mookie Wilson. Bobby Murcer. ——————————– Going over to practice today to get stuff for my preview, which will be in tomorrow’s paper. I’ll post that story here, too. Of course, I will have some quotes and…

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258 The first day of a new season

Your boys don’t play until Saturday in Buffalo, as youse know. But tonight is the first night of the 2010-11 season. Versus has a pretty good double-header, Philly at Pittsburgh followed by Chicago at Colorado. I’m gonna do my picks today. I was going to go to practice, but John…

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132 Stepan wins Sjoberg; White, Kennedy clear

First, Todd White and Tim Kennedy cleared waivers at noon today. The Rangers can assign them to Hartford within 30 days without putting them through waivers again. Second, Andrew Gross is reporting that John Tortorella said he can’t count on Vinny Prospal’s return. Of course his season, and thus his…

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99 Q&A with Sam Rosen

Today we have a special guest, and a long-time friend of mine, Mr. Sam Rosen, entering his 27th season as the Rangers’ play-by-play man for MSG Network. Before we get to our Q&A, I just wanted to say that there are three days remaining until the Opener in Buffalo Saturday.…