Monthly Archives: May, 2011

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165 Stanley Cup finals odds

Stanley Cup Finals odds courtesy of Bodog. Series Price Vancouver Canucks       -235 Boston Bruins                +195 Exact Series Result Boston Bruins 4-0                      25/1 Boston Bruins 4-1                      12/1 Boston Bruins 4-2                      13/2 Boston Bruins 4-3                      15/2 Vancouver Canucks 4-0              15/2 Vancouver Canucks 4-1              13/4 Vancouver Canucks 4-2              4/1 Vancouver Canucks 4-3              15/4…

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62 Happy Memorial Day!

Enjoy your cookouts or your parade or whatever you decide to do today (hope you’re not working, though I know a lot of people who are). Have fun, kick back. But please don’t forget why we celebrate Memorial Day. Most sources of information say that Memorial Day began in the…

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62 A lot of time to kill before the finals

I don’t have much to offer today. Meant to link the other day to the story about the MSG renovation and the photo of the gutted Garden from the Record. You can see it here. Also, in case you missed it, was the great news about Manny Malhotra being cleared…

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100 So it is Canucks-Bruins …

… and your New York Rangers were 4-1 against the two teams that will play for the Stanley Cup. ———————– The Ghost of Cam Neely: June 6, 1986: Traded to Boston by Vancouver with Vancouver’s 1st round choice (Glen Wesley) in 1987 Entry Draft for Barry Pederson. My God. ———————–…

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339 Game 7: Bruins-Lightnings morning skates

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 7 Morning Skate Transcript May 27, 2011 COACH GUY BOUCHER Q.  Sean Bergenheim looked a little bit better out there – at least to us – this morning.  How optimistic are you that he’ll be available for you in Game 7 tonight? COACH BOUCHER:  I…

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83 Please don’t throw stuff on the ice

Since our friend LW3H and his blog “Springing Malik” got the topic rolling on classic moments of tossing stuff onto the ice in NHL history, here are some favorite Rangers-related stuff-thrown-on-the-ice stories. Or my two cents. Hope I have the details correct: 1) There was a night in the ’80s…

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29 Stanley Cup finals schedule

From the NHL: 2011 Stanley Cup Final Schedule Game                Date                 Time (ET)        Site Game 1                Wed., June 1        8:00 p.m.    …

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78 On to another Game 7 …

Thank the hockey gods for consecutive nights of Stanley Cup playoff heaven. Hey, how about those knuckleheads throwing those idiotic clapping paddles into the ice at the end of Game 6? And how about the jackwagon who thought that handing those things out at a hockey game was a good…

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28 Post-Game 6 player quotes

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 6 Post-Game Transcript May 25, 2011 MARTIN ST. LOUIS STEVEN STAMKOS Q.        How much did you feel that you and Stammer and Vinny had to step up tonight? MARTIN ST. LOUIS:  Well, I feel we have to step up every night.  Luckily…

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226 Bruins-Lightnings morning skates

2011 Eastern Conference Final Game 6 Morning Skate Transcript May 25, 2011 COACH CLAUDE JULIEN Q.  We talked to the players about their mood today coming in with this opportunity, but I was kind of curious how you were feeling today coming into the rink for morning skate with an…

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125 These playoffs … and the Rangers

Another fabulous, fabulous game by two excellent Bestern Conference teams last night. Seriously, that was great stuff. A carcillo-y way to end the game (poor Antti Em), but a tremendously tremendous game nonetheless. But almost everything I noticed in that game reminded me about the Rangers. 1) Last night, and…

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243 Sharks-Canucks morning skate

An interview with: COACH McLELLAN THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  Advice for the team? COACH McLELLAN: Bring it! Q.  Is there a chance Demers plays tonight? COACH McLELLAN:  We’re still contemplating that.  There is a chance. Q.  How did Joe look to you and how important is it for him to…

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72 Bruins-Lightnings Game 5: Player quotes

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 5 Post-Game Transcript May 23, 2011 BRAD MARCHAND Q.  Did it matter to you guys whether it was Roloson or Smith?  Tampa Bay Lightning seemed to be very cagey about what their plans were. BRAD MARCHAND:  Yeah.  They were playing a little bit of mind…

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202 Lightnings-Bruins morning skate

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 5 Morning Skate Transcript May 23, 2011 COACH GUY BOUCHER Q.  Is Dwayne Roloson going to be your starting goalie tonight? COACH BOUCHER:  We’re preparing like usual.  He’s preparing like he prepared for all the other games.  So we’re prepared. Q.  Why will you not…

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18 Canucks-Sharks Game 4 player quotes

An interview with: HENRIK SEDIN SAMI SALO ROBERTO LUONGO THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please. Q.  Henrik, how much of a difference was it on the five-on-threes to have Sami’s shot there? HENRIK SEDIN:  We made some changes last game.  It opened up a lot of different options for us, for me…

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18 Canucks-Sharks Game 4: Post-game quotes

An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  At the end of the regular season you said we haven’t gotten a lot of five-on-threes.  You got some tonight.  Salo in that spot instead of Ehrhoff seemed to make a difference. COACH VIGNEAULT:  Well, I think without a doubt Sami’s…

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119 Lightnings’ post-game

First, congratulations to anybody who made it past the Rapture. Can anybody tell me how many teams have come back from three-goal deficits in these playoffs? Gotta be at least four, isn’t it? I don’t ever recall so many in a single playoff year. —————————– An Interview with: COACH GUY…

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70 Memorial Cup on NHL Network

Meant to publish this earlier. Sorry. NHL Network, starting this morning (too late for that one), will televise several games from the Memorial Cup, which includes many 2010 NHL draftees, and 2011 draft prospects. From the NHL: 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup on NHL Network U.S. Schedule (all times Eastern) Date        …

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123 Sharks players, post-game

An interview with: JOE THORNTON ANTTI NIEMI PATRICK MARLEAU THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please. Q.  Joe, tonight you saw a lot more of the Sedin line versus Kesler.  Can you comment on that, what kind of difference that made in the game? JOE THORNTON:  Well, they’re both good centermen, both good…

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15 Sharks-Canucks post-game

An interview with: COACH McLELLAN THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please. Q.  What did you like most about the way your team played tonight? COACH McLELLAN:  I thought our intensity was much improved from where it was in Vancouver.  I thought we played harder, we won more battles. All the things that…

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