Monthly Archives: January, 2011

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100 Post-practice quotes

Brandon Dubinsky: I asked him if he’s getting closer, for openers: “Honestly, I can’t answer that truthfully right now because I don’t really know. I felt pretty good out there today, I’ll tell you that. I’ll come here in the morning and see how it feels and try and create…

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26 Callahan returns, Dubinsky on skates

More from practice in a while. But the big news is that Brandon Dubinsky, along with Vinny Prospal and Erik Christensen, are all out there practicing in orange no-contact jerseys, and Dubinsky doesn’t look hampered at all. Maybe his return will be sooner than expected. Also, Dan Girardi is practicing,…

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110 There haven’t been many like this team

I started thinking about this a little while back. I don’t remember seeing many Rangers teams like the current one, a team that has earned the hearts of its fans by the way it carries itself on the ice. Oh, there have been good teams, probably better teams than this.…

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29 Del Zotto, Grachev, Newbury recalled

No real surprises there. Still awaiting the official announcement from the Rangers. But they will need bodies from among the five they sent to Connecticut before the break, so it’s not shocking that it’s these three. Don’t know yet if Del Zotto is in the lineup Tuesday if Dan Girardi…

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131 It’s Go Time! (Special SuperSkills edition)

NHL Network will cover the red-carpet arrivals at 4 p.m. The SuperSkills starts at 7 p.m. on Versus … here are some details. NHL.com has some video of Kevin Weekes and Jeremy Roenick discussing and attempting some of the skills competitions, with a cameo from Henrik Lundqvist. —————— EVENING UPDATE:…

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46 How do you approach a long layoff?

“How do I approach a long layoff? That’s just a dumb question.” I approach it by getting some odds and ends out of the way. Later on we’ll have a new “Go Time” post for the skills competition, and by skills competition I mean the skills competition, not a shootout.…

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235 It’s Go Time! (Fantasy draft edition)

Here’s your blank canvas for discussing the all-star fantasy draft tonight (8 p.m. on Versus). The NHL Network will do a pre-draft show starting right now (6 p.m.). The NHL announced this afternoon that the coaches have been designated teams. Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks and his assistant, Mike…

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294 Guest blogger: Doodie Machetto

So what happens when the injured heal? One hundred and ninety three man-games lost to injury this year. By the end of the year, that number will likely climb high enough that it will be more than the past three seasons combined. My wife (whose fandom is more than casual but…

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378 Three words sum up the season so far

Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today: NEW YORK — It is the quote of the season for the Rangers, because it is everything they are about. Brandon Prust, the tough-as-shoe-leather winger, had been playing with at least two bad injuries — a bum shoulder and a…

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192 Rangers-Flys Feb. 20 game time changed

Here’s the announcement from the Rangers: START TIME CHANGED FOR FEBRUARY 20 GAME VS. PHILADELPHIA Contest Set for 12:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden New York, January 26, 2011 – The New York Rangers announced today that the start time for their game on Sunday, February 20 vs. Philadelphia has…

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168 Panthers-Rangers in review

Ah, what a nice way to start the all-star break. A fluky loss by your boys, and then another snow storm. I remember being on a road trip in Houston with the Mets in 1986, and they were on a roll when the all-star break hit, and they didn’t want…

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25 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “We did a lot of good things. Fluky goals and we weren’t able to overcome it. I thought we were, even when we were down 4-3. I still thought we were going to come back, but we weren’t able to get it done tonight. As I said, I…

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18 Post-game notes and quotes

Courtesy of the New York Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES January 25, 2011 – New York Rangers 3, Florida Panthers 4 (Game No. 52, Home No. 25) • The Rangers were defeated by the Florida Panthers, 4-3, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 29-20-3 overall…

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11 Post-game quotes

First the news: Del Zotto, Grachev, Newbury, Dupont and Kolarik are all going to Connecticut to play two AHL games this weekend. Most of them will be back for the first game after the break, as only Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi are expected to return from injuries. Back with…

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404 It’s Go Time!

Last game for a week, so enjoy it. We’ll have to fill the six off days with some jibberish and stuff here. Same lineup, with Lundqvist in goal. And yours truly (which means me) will be on the radio (1050-AM and newyorkrangers.com) with Kenny Albert during the first intermission. Could…

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27 Tortorella pre-game

First the news. Girardi still out. Same lineup as last night, only with Lundqvist in goal. Just saw one of the good guys in the game, Radek Dvorak.  Back with Tortorella quotes soon. —————- John Tortorella: On Girardi (who showed no improvement and is out tonight). “He’ll be ready to…

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57 Panthers-Rangers tonight

I’m out plowing the five inches of snow that was supposed to be less than one inch. Then I’m headed to MSG. Review of Rangers-Caps is in the post below. For those who missed them, here are two sick shootout goals, by Wojtek Wolski and Mats Zuccarello. Here are tonight’s…

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140 Rangers-Caps in review

Six days ago, we were sitting in the press conference room and John Tortorella was talking about losing Brandon Dubinsky, on top of losing all these other players including Ryan Callahan, and during the game that night the Rangers would also lose Ruslan Fedotenko. And that was the first game…

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