Monthly Archives: December, 2010

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50 Winter Classic now a night game

Here’s the official announcement from the NHL. Note all the contingencies in case the game can’t be played or completed: NHL ANNOUNCES NEW 8 PM (ET) START TIME FOR 2011 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC ON NEW YEAR’S DAY DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FORECAST PITTSBURGH (December 31, 2010) — The National…

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155 Goodbye, 2010

The calendar year sure has brought a mixed bag, hasn’t it? Through 2010, the Rangers went 41-30-8 (which is actually 41-38),  fell apart late last January, rallied in late-March and early April, didn’t make the playoffs, and now have had this impressive first half. They have had guys who were…

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51 Christensen out 4-6 weeks

From the Rangers: ERIK CHRISTENSEN INJURY UPDATE Expected to be out of the lineup for four to six weeks                                                                             New York, December 30, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Erik Christensen has suffered a second degree sprain to the medial collateral…

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139 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) I get all of this: That wins are wins are wins. That the bottom line is, did you get the two points? That there’s no such thing as a perfect game. That sometimes you have to win when you don’t play your best. That it says something when…

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7 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES December 29, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, New Jersey Devils 1 (Game No. 38, Away No. 19) * The Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-1, tonight at Prudential Center to improve to 22-14-2 overall, including a 13-6-0 mark on the…

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517 It’s Go Time!

The youth movement continues, as Todd White was sent to Connecticut (formerly Hartford, or Reddenville) today. I don’t blame Todd White at all. He didn’t fit here, and he had no chance to succeed here, and he certainly didn’t hurt the Rangers, though he also didn’t help. And that trade…

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149 Rangers at Devils tonight

Final game of 2010, and the first in a stretch of three in a row and five of six on the road. Here are tonight’s pre-game notes, from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW JERSEY DEVILS Wednesday, Dec. 29, 7:00 p.m. Prudential Center • Newark, NJ Rangers: 21-14-2 (44…

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253 Rangers-Islanders in review

If you didn’t watch this game and just saw the score and the boxscore, you might think it was an impressive beatdown. I didn’t think it really was. I thought the first period was lousy, and I didn’t think the second was miles better. But the Rangers did get going,…

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48 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES December 27, 2010 – New York Rangers 7, New York Islanders 2 (Game No. 37, Home No. 19) The Rangers defeated the New York Islanders, 7-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden to improve to 21-14-2 overall, including a 9-8-2 mark…

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486 It’s Go Time!

Last home game of 2010. Mats Zuccarello made it back, dashing through the snow, from Hartford. Marian Gaborik is expected to return from a groin issue. Matt Gilroy stays in the lineup. Michael Del Zotto gets prucha’d again, along with Todd White. Lundqvist in goal. Here are the probable lines,…

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212 Islanders-Rangers tonight (?)

… Though we wonder if the weather might cause a change in plans since roads are still a mess, businesses and events are closed and postponed, and even the Metro North Railroad service is suspended and suggesting that people stay home, if possible, today. If not, Marian Gaborik is expected…

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256 Happy Boxing Day!

To review this week: Tuesday: Festivus Eve Eve. Wednesday: Festivus Eve. Thursday: Festivus. Friday: Christmas Eve. Saturday: Christmas. Today: Boxing Day. Tomorrow: Go Time (vs. Islanders)! It really is the holidays! Our friend Joekuh volunteered to write a guest post to give the Blogfather a day off today. Not that…

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121 Merry Christmas!

In some ways, you guys had already gotten your gifts … these first 36 games by the new-look, new-attitude, new-commitment New York Rangers. Yes, they’re only in seventh in the East, and that’s not worthy of a parade or anything, but you have to absolutely be ecstatic about this team…

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124 Lightnings-Rangers in review

As we go into the Christmas break, some thoughts: 1) The NHL gets it right by shutting down for two days. What a disgrace it is that the NBA makes all those people go to work on Christmas Day. 2) I know I’ve said it before in games they failed…

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29 Post-game notes, quotes

One final Happy Festivus, Boneheads! The Festivus episode is on tonight for those who get Seinfeld on Fox-TV. Here are the post-game notes and quotes, from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES Dec. 23, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 4 SO (Game No.…

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507 It’s Go Time!

… and time for the feats of strength. Not to be confused with Rex Ryan’s feets of strength. Yamahama. It’s a special Festivus night Rangers game at MSG, vs. the Lightnings. Mats Zuccarello makes his NHL debut in place of Marian Gaborik (groin). Derek Boogaard (shoulder/headaches) remains out, along with…

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150 Lightnings at Rangers tonight

Here are the pre-game notes from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Thursday, Dec. 23, 7:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden • New York, NY Rangers: 20-14-1 (41 pts) Lightning: 19-10-4 (42 pts) * All information through NHL games on Dec. 21 TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off…

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145 Happy Festivus!

Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had – but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way! The Human Fund. Money for people. There are about a…

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185 Four future Rangers at World Juniors

From the Rangers: FOUR RANGERS PROSPECTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2011 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP Chris Kreider, Ryan Bourque, Roman Horak, and Jesper Fasth to represent their native country in the elite tournament New York, December 22, 2010 – New York Rangers’ prospects Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque have been selected…

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109 The Hobbit’s up (updated)

The Rangers have recalled Mats Zuccarello from Hartford, because Marian Gaborik is not skating today due to a groin injury. Here’s the official announcement, from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE New York, December 22, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that…

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