Monthly Archives: March, 2011

Hockey
533 It’s Go Time!

Late enough? First things first. I think we should all, as someone suggested last night, observe a minute of silence — no comments — for Old Coach 92. Let’s do it before the game, OK? So, how about 10:35? No comments until at least 10:36, OK? The game will then…

Hockey
151 Chara will not be suspended

This just in from the NHL (since it was such a big topic of conversation today): STATEMENT FROM NHL SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS MIKE MURPHY ON ZDENO CHARA HIT IN NHL GAME #996 TORONTO (March 9, 2011) — National Hockey League Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike…

Hockey
38 Rangers at Mighty Ducks tonight

I know, they’re not Mighty anymore. I have a tough time with change. Games of note tonight: Thrashers at Hurricanes; Buffalo Baby Buffaloes at Bruins; Flys at Leaves; Senators at Panthers (for the really Negative Nancies still worried about teams that low). Here are tonight’s pre-game notes, courtesy of the…

Hockey
198 One of the longest game days of the season (updated)

Before we get to the business of hockey … since we have this long, long game day to kill (10:30 p.m. start), there’s this: Iron Mike Keenan, and the great, great Pulitzer-winning columnist Dave Anderson of the The New York Times, will be honored with the Halligan-McGuire Irish-American Good Guy…

Hockey
214 We’ve lost one of our own: Old Coach 92

Hey, guys. We lost a loyal member and friend of the blog a couple of weeks ago. Old Coach 92 passed away. I knew him as more than that. His name was John Rostawanik, and he was a hockey coach and a life-long Rangers dieheard. He coached at Woodlands High…

Hockey
332 What Horace Greeley said

You know. “Go West young man.” I understand that the Rangers have to put up with some odd scheduling because they play in the World’s Most Famous and Busiest, which this week, for example, is hosting some basketball event. But, geez, a West coast swing with 14 games left? When…

Hockey
362 Rangers-Flys in review … by guest blogger TimG

Today was my first regular season Rangers game in person. After over 20 years of rooting over the TV and internet I finally was able to witness the awesomeness that is the Blueshirts, MSG, and a good old fashion beat down in person. Even another winter storm couldn’t ruin the…

Hockey
133 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES March 6, 2011 – New York Rangers 7, Philadephia Flyers 0 (Game No. 68, Home No. 34) • The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 7-0, today at Madison Square Garden to improve to 35-29-4 overall, including a 15-16-3 mark…

Hockey
729 It’s Go Time!

According to the reporters at the game today (I’m not), both Marian Gaborik and Ryan McDonagh are returning to the lineup. Erik Christensen will be prucha’d. I’m not sure if I like the idea of Gaborik coming back so quickly, especially in a game that should be nasty with the…

Hockey
63 Flys at Rangers today (updated)

MORNING UPDATE: 10:33 A.M.: Andrew Gross is reporting, from John Tortorella’s morning press conference, that Marian Gaborik and Ryan McDonagh will play, and that Erik Christensen will be prucha’d. ———– It’s an NBC matinee, Edzo. The Flys are unraveling a bit lately, too, including yesterday when some of you actually…

Hockey
16 Post-game notes

from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES March 4, 2011 – New York Rangers 4, Ottawa Senators 1 (Game No. 67, Away No. 34) *       The Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, tonight at Scotiabank Place to improve to 34-29-4 overall, including a 20-13-1 mark on the road.  The…

Hockey
296 It’s Go Time!

Ryan McDonagh’s out, so Eminger goes back in. Gaborik skated hard, but won’t play tonight, and probably not Sunday either. Here’s the lineup, according to Andrew Gross’s blog: Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan Wojtek Wolski-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello Sean Avery-Erik Christensen-Vinny Prospal Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust Marc Staal-Dan Girardi Matt Gilroy-Mike Sauer…

Hockey
202 Wild-Rangers in review … by guest blogger Lloyd Braun

Serenity Now… 1) The power play is enough to make a man crazy (i’m not crazy). 2) I always thought that the “jam” was a cop-out phrase from Torts, for playing well vs. not playing well, but in the first period I became a convert to the “jam.” In the NHL if you can hold…

Uncategorized
91 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES March 3, 2011 – New York Rangers 1, Minnesota Wild 3 (Game No. 66, Home No. 33) • The Rangers were defeated by the Minnesota Wild, 3-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 33-29-4 overall with a…

Hockey
532 It’s Go Time!

Marc Staal will be a gametime decision, based on how he feels in warmups. You probably know his decision by now, via twitter, tweeter, tooter, or the MSG pregame show. Fedotenko is back in. So here are the probable lines according to our sources (the guys who are actually doing…

Hockey
194 Fedotenko, Staal return; Newbury assigned to Whale

So it looks as if Marc Staal and Ruslan Fedotenko will both be in the lineup tonight. That likely means a prucha for Steve Eminger. And Kris Newbury was sent to the Whale. PS, happy 43rd Mr. Brian Leetch! Here’s the announcement on Newbury, from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS…

Hockey
142 Wilds at Rangers tonight

This seems like a slam dunk game, but it won’t be. It’ll be difficult for a few reasons, even though the Wilds lost to the Islanders last night. They’ll be all intent on playing good, hard road hockey, and that usually presents a problem for your heroes, who have enough…

Hockey
400 Sabres-Rangers in review

This was like taking four punches. Ugh, ouch, ooof, ouch. The Rangers lost, Buffalo won, Montreal won, Carolina won. I will say this about Buffalo, with its three games in hand. I am not impressed based on that game last night. Except for the goalkeeper, that is. The Rangers need…