Monthly Archives: June, 2011

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137 And the winners are …

Your heroes have zero nominees for NHL awards this evening in Las Vegas — a choice of cities that I find revoltingly disgusting as the NHL joins every other filthy league in going for the almighty dollar and every last nickel at any cost. But enough of that. In case…

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283 USA! USA!

Yesterday we touched on how it’s been a good time for the Euros and a bad time for the Americans. Well, maybe we exaggerated (except for the PGA Tour) just a bit. (By the way, for the second timd, an American won the Conn Smythe Trophy, though I can’t really…

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185 Lundqvist twins to play in preseason game Sept. 30

NEW YORK RANGERS TO PLAY SPECIAL EXHIBITION GAME IN GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN, AGAINST THE FROLUNDA INDIANS ON SEPT. 30 New York/Toronto (June 20, 2011) – The New York Rangers will play a special exhibition game against the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish Elite League at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden, on…

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158 Rory McIlroy: Europansy

I’m back. Tough week for me. Tough week or so for Americans and North Americans, too. Great week for Europe. Dirk Nowitzki walks away with the NBA championship trophy. Zdeno Chara carts off the Stanley Cup. Rory McIlroy obliterates the field at our national golf championship (and U.S. golfers have…

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88 Happy Fathers’ Day

To all the fathers out there, and to their kids, too. And that includes Godfathers and Blogfathers, I guess. And tomorrow you get your Blogfather back … but first we have some business, four or so hours in front of the TV and the best sporting event of the year,…

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260 The sound and the fury

Today is the anniversary of the Rangers’ Canyon of Heroes parade, and all that noise in lower Manhattan, and Mike Keenan being serenaded with “Four More Years” chants (and he wouldn’t last four more weeks), and Mike Richter turning to Mark Messier amid the wild scene on Broadway and saying,…

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216 Good mourning

Hockey season is over. The U.S. Open begins. I’ve got nothing to add. Well, I have stuff to add, but I’m not supposed to write anything this week. So I won’t. Talk amongst yourselves.

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535 My adventures with wheels, etc.

Since I can’t talk about hockey, because, well, I’m writing this on Sunday and I don’t know if there’s a Game 7 or if hockey season is over (bet it’s not), here’s a tale I’ve been meaning to tell you for a couple of weeks,. OK. I told you before…

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159 Happy 17th anniversary, Rangers fans

Yup, Flag Day, 17 long years ago today. Best day in Rangers history. Right? Game 7. The Cup in the house (for the second time). Well, you know the rest. ——————————- Wish I could talk about Game 6 of the 2011 series, but since I’m writing this on Sunday, I…

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425 Dirk Nowitzki rules! … Europansy

But enough about the NBA. Well, ok, maybe not enough. I absolutely hate the 2-3-2 format for best-of-sevens, but at this stage of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the 2-2-1-1-1 is really wearing on the players and coaches and trainers and equipment guys and media and anybody else who is working…

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54 Guest blogger LW3H: Belated Game 5 in review

As someone who predicted a Vancouver series win in five games, I’m looking rather good as the Canucks sit on the verge of clinching the Stanley Cup on home ice after comfortably earning a split in Boston, meaning I get the prestigious hono(u)r of doing the final Rangers Report “Game in…

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25 Claude Julien from the off-day

An interview with: COACH JULIEN THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach Julien. Q.  Coach, you’ve now been out and back there twice with the possibility of one more.  Have you sensed any extra fatigue or any difference in the team now that you’ve been out there twice? COACH JULIEN:  No, I…

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55 Canucks’ post-Game 5

June 10, 2011 Max Lapierre Roberto Luongo VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Game Five Vancouver – 1 Boston – 0 THE MODERATOR: Questions for the players. Q. Roberto, yesterday when you spoke to us you sounded pretty confident. Obviously you knew something a lot of people didn’t about your focus and your…

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149 Phil Esposito named Whalers coach; Bruins’ morning skate

Did you see this big news about Phil Esposito? I’m just the messenger. ————————— An interview with: MICHAEL RYDER, MILAN LUCIC, DAVID KREJCI THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please. Q.  Guys, talk to what Andrew Ference meant to this team as far as leadership and stability back there and the things he…

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58 Canucks’ morning skate

An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach Vigneault. Q.  Can you tell me what you like about Chris Tanev’s game? COACH VIGNEAULT:  When we’ve used Chris this year he’s real steady, can make a first pass at the forecheck.  He’s a kid that is playing in Manitoba,…

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88 Crack of 1 p.m.

Still got nothing. You guys have already talked to death the Drury buyout. I still think it’s possible they’ll do the same with Wolski. And I am still on the fence on Richards … I don’t think it’s a definite no, but I doubt it will happen. Next week I’m…

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511 Guest blogger Jeever2711: Game 4 in review

When I think of the best of sports, I always think of those electric moments.  Those moments when you lean forward in your chair, stand up, your eyes widen, you concentrate on nothing but the scene in front of you.  I believe that hockey has more of Those Moments than…

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310 Game 4: Canucks morning skate

An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach Vigneault. Q.  Some of the players talked about how bad the ice was this morning.  Do you expect it to be a factor? COACH VIGNEAULT:  The ice is the same for both teams.  Throughout the season, teams play sometimes on…

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16 Game 4: Bruins morning skate

An interview with: COACH JULIEN THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach Julien. Q.  Obviously replacing Horton is a team effort.  Do you expect or need the fourth line to do more offensively or is the energy still the primary focus for them? COACH JULIEN:  I think our fourth line did a…