Monthly Archives: May, 2011

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262 Statement from the family of Derek Boogaard

through the New York Rangers: STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF DEREK BOOGAARD New York, May 20, 2011 – The family of Derek Boogaard issued the following statement today through the National Hockey League Players’ Association: “We would like to express our appreciation for the outpouring of love and support for…

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203 Canucks’ morning skate

From the NHL: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach Vigneault. Q.  Alain, a very general question about what it’s taken the group of newcomers, be it off-season or mid-season guys, to understand your goals to be the important pieces they’ve been.  How have they adapted? COACH…

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23 Sharks’ morning skate

From the NHL: An interview with: COACH McLELLAN THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach McLellan. Q.  Todd, what is your point of emphasis for your team tonight? COACH McLELLAN:  Start.  Play with some tempo.  Puck placement.  Composure. Q.  Changes to tonight’s line-up… COACH McLELLAN:  We’re still discussing them.  We could shuffle…

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122 Rangers sign goalie Scott Stajcer

Now it’s official; from the NYR: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH GOALTENDER SCOTT STAJCER New York, May 20, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Scott Stajcer. Stajcer, 19, will participate in the 2011 CHL…

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30 Happy Friday!

In other words, I got nothin’ today. Hope to have some post-Game 3 quotes from Boston-Tampa Bay this morning, and maybe some Sharks-Canucks morning-skate stuff later. As for me, I make my season debut as Joe Baseball. Going to Game 1 of the Subway Series in the Bronx. Planning for…

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92 It’s now official: Rangers sign Christian Thomas

Remember, Stumpy’s kid can’t play in the AHL next year. So either he makes the team (unlikely) or he goes back to junior hockey. From the Rangers: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD CHRISTIAN THOMAS New York, May 19, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather…

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104 Bruins/Lightnings morning skates

From the NHL: 2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 3 Morning Skate Transcript May 19, 2010 An Interview With: TAMPA BAY COACH GUY BOUCHER Q.  What’s the biggest difference coaching in the NHL Playoffs to other leagues, maybe there aren’t any, but what’s the difference you’ve seen? COACH BOUCHER:  I didn’t…

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22 Sharks-Canucks: Post-Game 2 quotes

Belated, from the NHL: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  Alain, what can you say about the play of Kevin Bieksa right now? COACH VIGNEAULT:  He played a real solid game again tonight and I thought both ends of the rink.  Obviously his goal was a great…

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30 Power Canucks

Because the game ran late, I couldn’t put up the post-game quotes before calling it a night … hope to do that later on this morning. In the meantime, I was impressed as heck with that Vancouver power play, and you ought to be hoping that Mr. Tortorella and Mr.…

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135 Canucks, Sharks game-day quotes

From the NHL: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  What does it say about Ryan to not take the bait at the opening faceoff in Game 1?  Would there have been a time in his career when he would have taken that bait? COACH VIGNEAULT:  Hockey is…

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73 The New Yorker looks at the Boogey Man

A friend of mine, Alec Wilkinson of The New Yorker — who is as good a writer as there is on this planet, the kind I could only dream to be — is a big Rangers fan and has done stories throughout the decades on the Rangers and hockey. Here…

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28 Guy Boucher, Tim Thomas post-game

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 2 Post-Game Transcript May 17, 2011 COACH GUY BOUCHER Q.  The players use the word “structure” a lot during the postgame interviews.  What happened with the structure tonight? GUY BOUCHER:  Well, to be honest with you, it was a pond hockey game tonight, period.  When…

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8 Tyler Seguin post-game

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 2 Post-Game Transcript May 17, 2011 TYLER SEGUIN Q.  Just wondered when you were watching those games in the first and second round if you said:  If I can just get in there, I’ve got a four-point second period in me? TYLER SEGUIN:  I don’t…

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77 Sharks’ off-day

From the NHL: An interview with: COACH McLELLAN THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please. Q.  Todd, you talked about your team being sluggish and so forth.  Yesterday you had a good skate.  Did you sense a different energy level? COACH McLELLAN:  I do.  I think yesterday helped us a little bit.  We…

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7 Donations in memory of Derek Boogaard

From the Rangers: DEREK BOOGAARD MEMORIAL DONATIONS New York, May 17, 2011 – In lieu of flowers, the family of Derek Boogaard requests donations be made to Defending The Blue Line. The Boogaard family would like to see Derek’s legacy live on by supporting military kids and the game he…

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29 Canucks’ off-day (player quotes)

From the NHL: An interview with: KEVIN BIEKSA DAN HAMHUIS CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF DANIEL SEDIN HENRIK SEDIN ROBERTO LUONGO THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  Kevin, you found a way to jump up and score a goal last game.  How important is it to read that situation, get in that squad, create something…

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3 Canucks’ off-day

From the NHL: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  Alain, Manny in full gear, is that an encouraging sign? COACH VIGNEAULT:  Having him around the team, he’s been a very important part of our group, of our leadership group.  I want him around the team and he’s…

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74 Lightnings morning skate

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 2 – Morning Skate Transcript May 17, 2011 COACH GUY BOUCHER Q.  I know you’ve talked about this.  How have you seen some of these players grow and adjust to the Playoffs and maintaining the right attitude in a postseason series? COACH BOUCHER:  Well, I…

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11 Bruins’ morning skate

Question for youse guys … I get these transcripts from post-game, off-day and morning-skate press conferences. Would you be interested in seeing these from time to time through the rest of the playoffs? Let me know. If you like them I’ll do them periodically, or as often as time permits.…

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53 Hockey night tonight … thank goodness

Man, that night off from the playoffs got me all jittery. Jittery because I’ve become somewhat addicted to these playoffs, and especially because I didn’t  have time to catch a lot of the two games this weekend. And because I keep getting these reminders of what the off-season is going…