Monthly Archives: August, 2011

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170 Ready for some football?

I’m not. But since there isn’t much hockey to discuss until Traverse City … and since I’m sure a lot of you also watch football (American brand) … My friend ang former long-time colleague Ernie Palladino, who covered the Giants forever, has written a book: “Lombardi And Landry: How Two…

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88 I’m back

Had a little trouble with Irene. Couldn’t get on the internet, etc. But I’m back now. I see the coward was back for a while. What a surprise. Hope you all got through the storm OK.

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169 Guest blogger: Latona

As many of you may or may not know, I traveled to Prague, CZE for the NHL Premiere to watch our (trolls and Carp aside) beloved New York Rangers face off against our adopted Tampa Bay Lightning. This guest blog will just be a collection of memories, hockey related and…

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156 Guest blogger: eddie, eddie, eddie

WARNING: Reading this blog post, without wearing rose colored glasses, may cause the following side effects: anger, disbelief, annoyance, shock, rage, constipation & diarrhea (at the same time), vomiting, dizziness, and in some cases….death. Should you or anyone you know read this posting and experience such a reaction, immediately seek…

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24 Season subscriber Fan Fest postponed to Sept. 10

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS SEASON SUBSCRIBER FAN FEST POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER New York, August 26, 2011 – The Rangers Season Subscriber Fan Fest scheduled for Saturday, August 27th will be postponed due to inclement weather forecasted.  Fan Fest is rescheduled for Saturday,…

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148 Batten down the hatches …

… whatever the hell that means. Between us, I’m scared carcillo-less about this byfuglien storm headed our way. Maybe it’s because when we had that tornado/mini-hurricane thing in March, 2010, all those trees fell on my house and we were without electricity for a week, and we had a lot…

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153 Guest blogger: Noah

“A Chris Drury Tribute” FULL DISCLOSURE: I 100 percent supported and was beyond thrilled on July 1, 2007. While I thought signing Gomez was nice, I was hyperventilating when the Drury signing was announced.  While I did actually want Nylander to return (Jagr would never end up being the same), I…

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171 Guest blogger: Rob Kneeter

By Rob Kneeter, Brooklyn Born and Bred Hockey can mean different things to many people. It could be something to watch as people love to see the fighting. It could be something to watch to pass the time. It can be something that is stumbled upon by someone just flipping…

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154 Stood up

Well, my guest blogger today was a no-show. Kind of like Chris Higgins. Not a big deal, and I’m really not mad. And if he/she shows up with a post, I’ll put it up as soon as possible. Or hold it for another day. Until then, talk amongst yourselves.

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72 Guest blogger: AFrey94

2011-12 Season Preview: The Renaissance (editor’s note: Alex is a freelance writer and director of operations for Skintology, a medical spa in Chelsea.  He also runs a tobacco filtration startup called Smoke Skreen). The common term among die hard hockey fans for the month of August is “hockey hell,” which…

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44 Goin’ golfin’

Hi kids. I’m at the Senior Players golf championship today, then on vacation for a week Monday. Not going anywhere, so I’ll be here a whole bunch during the vacation, but we do have a pile of guest bloggers lined up. Hope they all remember to write and to send…

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71 The first day of the rest of Chris Drury’s life

Because yesterday, when Drury surprised everybody by anouncing his retirement — through the players’ union — we didn’t really get a chance to discuss NHL.com’s 30-in-30 on the Rangers In case you missed it, here’s the main story. For the whole package go to NHL.com. And here is the video…

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176 Chris Drury retires (updated)

This announcement just came in from the NHLPA: CHRIS DRURY RETIRES AFTER 12 NHL SEASONS …veteran forward played in 892 NHL games TORONTO (August 19, 2011) – Chris Drury announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL) following a 12-year career. After being drafted by the Quebec Nordiques…

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13 No Winter Classic on NBC sked … yet

So the NHL still hasn’t announced the Winter Classic … yet. But we know that NBC Sports and Versus will officially become NBC Sports Network on Jan. 2, and that NBC Sports Network will televise Rangers at Philly at 1 p.m. on Jan. 2. Um, can anybody else do the…

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124 TMZ: Avery’s off the hook in L.A.

According to TMZ, which first broke the Sean Avery story, the Rangers’ winger has been cleared, and that no battery against a police officer actually occurred. Here’s the story. ——————— Here’s one story, from TSN, on the NHL’s research camp and the potential rules changes being eyeballed … though it’s…

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151 Guest blogger: Fran … Part V

(editor’s note: as far as I know, this is the final installment of Fran’s adventures. Maybe he can provide others in September or November when I get my final weeks of vacation). This was the beginning of a really sticky situation. I deadheaded with the White to Winterhaven for a…

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49 Rangers sign Andre Deveaux

From the Rangers: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD ANDRE DEVEAUX New York, August 16, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Andre Deveaux. Deveaux skated in 73 games in 2010-11…

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77 Rick Rypien: Another red flag? (updated)

I have no idea what happened in the sad Rick Rypien story, and I’m not going to speculate. But facts are facts, and one fact is that more than a few NHL players — especially tough guys — have had issues and demons and baggage, and bouts with depression, with…

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58 Rangers’ roster for Traverse City prospects tournament

From the Rangers: RANGERS ANNOUNCE ROSTER FOR 2011 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT The annual prospect tournament set to begin on September 10, 2011 New York, August 15, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today the roster for the 2011 Traverse City Tournament in Traverse City,…

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74 We interrupt this Fran marathon …

Hi kids. I’m back from those two weeks of vacation, including several meetings with Mr. T at Mr. Green’s office; and a splendid weekend in Boston … which, you cannot help but be constantly reminded, is home to the Stanley Cup champions. I think I may have won a few…

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