Monthly Archives: January, 2011

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132 Stars-Rangers in review

How many times, in how many ways, can we keep saying the same things about this Rangers team and the way it gets points, especially tough points, especially on the road? That’s some kind of win, and in the old days that would have been some kind of tie. Thoughts:…

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41 Post-game notes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 7, 2011 – New York Rangers 3, Dallas Stars 2 SO (Game No. 42, Away No. 22) * The Rangers defeated the Dallas Stars, 3-2, in the shootout tonight at American Airlines Center to improve to 24-15-3 overall, including a…

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488 It’s Go Time!

Yee-hah! Hockey in Texas! Sean Avery makes his return to Dallas, his first since his “sloppy” exit. He’s going to play where he finished the last game, with Artem Anisimov and Marian Gaborik. Those three had some good stuff going — I thought it was one of Avery’s best games,…

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305 Rangers at Stars tonight

Don’t forget, it’s an 8:30 start. Something to do on a snowy night. Here are the pre-game notes, courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at DALLAS STARS Friday, Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m. American Airlines Center • Dallas, TX Rangers: 23-15-3 (49 pts) Stars: 24-13-4 (52 pts) * All information…

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89 Rangers at mid-season

See, this is why I love the Rangers. They do a lot, if not almost all, of my work for me. Just got this from the NYR, bless their hearts: 2010-11 NEW YORK RANGERS MID-SEASON RECAP New York, January 6, 2011 – The Rangers will begin the second half of…

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17 Rangers prospects at World Juniors

Got this from the NYR: 2011 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP Rangers’ prospects Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque lead USA to the bronze medal New York, January 6, 2011 – Rangers’ prospects Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque helped lead Team USA to the bronze medal at the 2011 IIHF U20 World…

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113 Rangers-Canes in review

It says a lot about a team when it has lost its way a little bit and vows to fix that, against a good team on a roll, and actually pulls it off. Now, our view today might be a bit fuzzier if the Hurricanes and not the Hobbit had…

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51 More post-game quotes

John Tortorella: On what he wanted to see tonight: “I think we got a little bit of our personality back, and the style that we wanted to play. To score a goal, I thought Ward was outstanding. The good thing about our club, we didn’t get frustrated. We didn’t turn…

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7 Post-game quotes

Ryan Callahan’s hand examination revealed some healing, and the plan is for him to skate at the team’s practice facility Sunday. Now, these are the best quotes of the night: Mats Zuccarello, asked about the difficulty of being so small: “I’ve been like this for 23 years so I got…

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14 Post-game notes, quotes

First this news. Michal Rozsival suffered a ribcage injury. He is day to day. So Ryan McDonagh, who is making the trip to Dallas and St. Louis, could see some NHL action. Will have some classic quotes later. Here are the post-game notes and quotes, courtesy of the Rangers: NEW…

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384 It’s Go Time!

Same lineup, except for Lundqvist back in goal and Gilroy goes back in for Del Zotto. McDonagh is the only prucha. Same lines to start. The last game of the first half of the season, and the only home game in a stretch of six. So, it’s somewhat important. Also…

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31 Tortorella pre-game

The Rangers really only have one extra healthy player around (Ryan McDonagh) and he’s not playing, so there’s really no lineup news. Same lines to start. John Tortorella: On Ryan Callahan: “He’s going to get checked tonight to see if we can get the go-ahead to see if he can…

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127 Canes at Rangers tonight

Had a really busy day yesterday, saw some of my faves: Mark Messier, Adam Graves, Mike Keenan, at the rink. Had a nice sit-down with Tortorella for a story I’m writing for Sunday. Today I’m headed to MSG for the game tonight, as the Rangers hit the mid-season mark. Will…

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46 Interview with Del Zotto

My friend Bruce Berlet interviewed Michael Del Zotto today after practice in Hartford, on Mitch Beck’s Howlings blog. You can read it here. I’ll have to ask Mitch one of these days if he’s going to have to change the blog’s name, you know, since Whales don’t howl.

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121 Fedotenko ready to go

That’s the main news out of practice today, that Ruslan Fedotenko made it through a full practice with his bruised hand, and will play tomorrow. Will have more info and some quotes in a bit. John Tortorella: On Fedotenko. “He’s a big part of our team. He’s much better today…

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180 Del Zotto is Whaled (updated)

Still awaiting the official announcement, but Michael Del Zotto had been sent down to Connecticut of the AHL after being scratched for four straight games, and then sliding out of the play on Christopher Higgins’ goal Sunday in Sunrise, Fla. Del Zotto had been scratched once earlier this season, and…

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139 Panthers-Rangers in review

This one was bad. The Rangers played a stinker. Again, you can’t argue with the effort, but there were errors in all three zones. So home they go with one goal and a single point in two games in Florida. Thoughts: 1) This may have been the worst game of…

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58 Post-game notes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 2, 2011 – New York Rangers 0, Florida Panthers 3 (Game No. 40, Away No. 21) * The Rangers were defeated by the Florida Panthers, 3-0, tonight at BankAtlantic Center, ending their four-game point streak (2-0-2). New York is now…

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247 It’s Go Time!

Steve Zipay reported earlier that Martin Biron will start in goal, and that Michael Del Zotto goes back into the lineup. Zip says that Tortorella called it a tough decision to prucha Matt Gilroy. The rest of the lineup remains the same since the Rangers only have one extra player.…

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