Monthly Archives: January, 2011

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137 Maple Leaves at Rangers tonight

Don’t forget, if you haven’t entered, you have until 6:30 p.m. to get into the contest for a pair of tickets. See yesterday’s thread for details. Meant to mention this in the main post yesterday, because we’d discussed it in the comments the day before and some people — not…

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389 Quick contest for Boneheads and others; win tix

One of your fellow Boneheads had some tickets that he said he’d like to donate to you guys. So he asked me if we could run a contest to determine who gets them. There are tickets for two Rangers games. The first is Feb. 17 against the Kings. So here’s…

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201 Flys-Rangers in review

Where to start? OK, let’s start with the  line brawl. Why? Because the game was pretty bad, because the Flyers were all yapping about wanting to get back at Sean Avery, etc., and how they had to show restraint because they didn’t want to take a penalty. 1) Normally, I’d…

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98 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: When asked about it being low-energy at the start, like Montreal: “No, I don’t agree with you. Low-energy is the wrong way of putting it. “I think (it was) a team that puts itself in some bad spots with some untimely penalties that take momentum when you’re trying…

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16 Post-game quotes

Marian Gaborik: On being benched for a stretch of the second and third periods: “Yeah (was surprised). At times, I think last year, once it happened (vs. Atlanta).” “Obviously I haven’t produced much lately (no goals in eight games), obviously in these type of games where it’s a big game.…

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23 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES January 16, 2011 – New York Rangers 2, Philadelphia Flyers 3 (Game No. 47, Home No. 23) • The Rangers were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 26-18-3 overall with an…

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343 It’s Go Time!

Here we go. Rangers having lost two of last three — both against the Canadiens, neither of them very good — with an outstanding 1-0 win over Vancouver in between. It’s one of those “Let’s See” games, in which they’ve done pretty well all season long. But they aren’t scoring…

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26 Tortorella pre-game

First, let me say that the renovation of MSG has really begun now. You’ll see it when you walk in. The foodcourt on the sixth floor directly behind the visitors bench is completely walled off. There’s stuff happening everywhere. Going to be very interesting to watch how they do this…

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65 Flys at Rangers tonight

As youse know, the Flyers have had their way with the Rangers this season, and the Rangers are struggling to score goals, and all of that. Does anybody expect anything but a really tough, competitive game on the second of back-to-backs for the Rangers (against the rested Flys)? Chris Pronger…

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112 Habs-Rangers in review

I’ll get to the pre-game notes later, and I’ll be headed for MSG this afternoon. Until then, I’ve got one word for you: CONCENTRATION. 1) I believe concentration is at the root of being good or bad on faceoffs. I really do. Some are naturally better than others, and some…

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60 Post-game notes

Courtesy of the New York Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 15, 2011 – New York Rangers 2, Montreal Canadiens 3 (Game No. 46, Away No. 24) * The Rangers were defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 3-2, tonight at Bell Centre, and are now 26-17-3 overall with a 15-8-1…

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592 It’s Go Time!

Rangers vs. Habs and P.K. Slewfoot. Not sure if revenge will be on the Rangers’ minds, but I’d be willing to bet they’ll look for it if it presents itself. Moreover, the Road Warrior Rangers would love to follow up that outstanding 1-0 win over the Canucks and pay back…

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161 Rangers at Habs tonight

Another big weekend for your heroes, at another arena that changes names every five minutes. Let’s see if they can win a game against a team that just beat them on Tuesday, a game sandwiched between games against the best team in the West and the best team in the…

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235 Rangers-Canucks in review

This is some nice little run here by your New York Rangers. OK, they lost to Montreal, and didn’t play their usual grind-it-out game that night. Imagine if they had. Imagine what this would-be five-game winning streak might look like? So now the Rangers have Western pelts of Vancouver, Dallas,…

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53 More post-game quotes

John Tortorella: Started by saying that “you guys are really going to give it to me, aren’t you?” for the prediction that the Rangers wouldn’t be able to win 1-0. Then when he was told that the pressbox was praying it would hold up so we could give it to…

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25 Post-game quotes

Brian Boyle: I asked him what it says about the Rangers to have so many good wins against top teams in the league, or if they even notice: “Yeah, we notice. It says we’re a good team. We’re a good team and we like the challenge. Obviously you want to…

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15 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES January 13, 2011 – New York Rangers 1, Vancouver Canucks 0 (Game No. 45, Home No. 22) • The Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks, 1-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden to improve to 26-16-3 overall, including an 11-9-2 mark…

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470 It’s Go Time!

I understand that John Tortorella doesn’t want to label one game more important than another — especially a non-conference game — and he doesn’t like the term “barometer” game, etc. But this is a pretty good test for your boys … and they’ve done pretty darn well against some of…

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38 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: Update on Boogaard: “Nope. We’re trying to stimulate him, trying to get him moving around, but he still doesn’t feel well. Can he imagine getting him back? “Very difficult. It would be very difficult (both to guess when, or to actually get him back). Both. It’s something we…