Monthly Archives: June, 2011

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283 Guest bloggers Manny and Latona: Game 3 in review

“Must win:” We tend to throw that term around pretty frequently in the playoffs.  The “Best-of-7” format really lends itself to the cliché.  Well, the Bruins were in a must-win situation.  Winning 4 straight against the Canucks is as close to impossible as you get.  The Bruins came out of…

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557 Brandon Dubin$ky isn’t going anywhere

You guys surprise me sometimes. Yesterday Larry Brooks wrote that Brandon Dubinsky is seeking $4.5M per for multi-years and that he won’t get it from Glen Sather, and that a comparable player just signed for four years at $4M per. And immediately some of you guys said “bye-bye” to Dubinsky,…

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86 Guest blogger Grabby: Game 2 in review

First off, i just wanna say thanks to carp and mama and all the “heads” for making this the best damn hockey blog out there. not just for hockey, but for gibberish as well!!   As i type this, the national anthems are about to be sung, and you hear chants of…

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58 Bruins’ morning skate: Claude Julien

COACH JULIEN THE MODERATOR:  Questions for coach. Q.  Claude, can you talk about just how much video you’ve done since Game 1 and fit it into where does that stands versus what you do during the regular season?  Is it all the same? COACH JULIEN:  Well, you know, it is…

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31 Manny Malhotra at the morning skate

Here’s an excerpt from the Q&A with Manny Malhotra today: Q.  Manny, can you end the suspense and tell us if you’re playing tonight? MANNY MALHOTRA:  It’s gone from day to day to game-time decision right now.  I’m honestly not trying to send you guys on a wild goose chase. …

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8 Canucks’ morning skate

DANIEL SEDIN CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF Q.  Question about staying disciplined in Game 2, after an emotional Game 1. CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF:  I think going into our first game, it’s pretty tough to keep your emotions in check.  Obviously for most players it was the first game on that stage.  So you probably…

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55 Alain Vigneault off-day quotes

Um, is this series finally going to resume? Is this the NBA? I missed Game 1 and I’m probably going to miss Game 2. Here are some transcripts from the off-day, courtesy of the NHL: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach Vigneault. Q.  Any sort of update on Manny?…

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4 Claude Julien off-day quotes

Alain Vigneault to follow. Courtesy of the NHL: COACH JULIEN THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach Julien. Q.  Can you talk about Tyler’s progression, what you’ve seen from him. COACH JULIEN:  Well, I think he’s progressed well and as expected all year long. Tyler was in maybe a different position I…

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274 Trade for Brad Richards’ rights? Yeah, right

I’m going on the record saying I wouldn’t give up jack for Brad Richards’ rights. I’m not even 100 percent sure the Rangers should pursue him at the cost he will command, but that’s another pros-cons checklist for another day, coming soon. I would definitely not give up anything of…

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209 Rangers sign D Blake Parlett

From the NYR: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT DEFENSEMAN BLAKE PARLETT New York, June 2, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Blake Parlett. Parlett, 22, skated in 24 games with…

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124 Guest blogger Doodie Machetto: Game 1 in review

1)      I don’t want to spend too much time on the NBC coverage (Lord knows they didn’t) so I’ll just say this: It’s going to be a long 10 years. 2)      What a boring game. I can appreciate a good 0-0 game but this was not one of them. Even…

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102 Canucks’ Game 1 morning skate

COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach Vigneault. Q.  Update on Manny Malhotra? COACH VIGNEAULT:  Manny is the same as he was yesterday.  He’s day to day.  Not skating today. Q.  Alain, everyone is very excited among your players to play their first Stanley Cup game.  Take us back to…

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119 Finally, the finals

Happy June. I probably won’t see a second of Game 1 unless it goes double-OT. Up to my eyeballs today. I will attempt to put up some morning skate stuff later, but can’t promise. Also, haven’t had a single volunteer to review any of the finals games. Oh, well. I…