Monthly Archives: September, 2011

194 It’s Go Time!

The  championship game at the Traverse City tournament, tonight at 7 on MSG Network and (I think) NHL Network. Rangers’ pups vs. Buffalo Baby Buffaloes. Only hope that it doesn’t go beyond the 4-on-4 overtime and into those idiotic, cheap, gimmicky tiebreakers. Hope to have a complete review of the…

157 It’s Go Time!

Game 3 from Traverse City, Rangers’ pups vs. Carolina kids. On MSG and NHL Network (I think), 3 p.m. Hope to have a review of today’s game, and then a tournament wrap-up after tomorrow’s finale.

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234 It’s official: Callahan named Rangers’ captain

From the Rangers: Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Ryan Callahan has been named the 26th captain in franchise history.  Brad Richards will join Marc Staal as the club’s two alternate captains. “Ryan Callahan embodies all the leadership qualities we seek from our captain,” Sather…

78 Captain Callahan; alternate Staal … then what?

So word got out last night that the Rangers will name their captains today. Um, I’d bet the old ranch that Ryan Callahan will be named captain. There’s just no way to justify anybody else, right? And Marc Staal was named alternate last year and did absolutely nothing to deserve…

103 It’s Go Time!

Got nothing to add. Hope to have a guest blogger do a review of tonight’s game. If you’re interested, here are two of the more inspiring stories I’ve written about 9/11 the last few days: This one is about the perseverence of the daughter of a guy I knew, a…

57 The worst day of our lives

I had taken a train into New York City. Then a cab to the Garden. It was, I guess, around 8:30 a.m. I stopped into a Starbucks near the Garden and was standing in a long line when some jackwagon came in hollering and screaming, interspersed with F-bombs, about something…

116 It’s Go Time!

First one of the season. Games are on MSG Network and NHL Network. The Rangers’ prospects team roster, with uniform numbers, courtesy of the team’s web site is here. A couple of the prospects will be writing blogs for throughout the tournament. Columbus center Ryan Johansen’s blog is here.…

127 Hockey tonight … a diversion we need

I know I need it … though I might not be able to see it tonight due to other commitments. Anyway, I will put up the season’s first “It’s Go Time!” this evening, for anybody who wants to watch the game together right here, as always. I have a few…

293 Tweet away during Traverse City tournament

From the Rangers: MSG NETWORK INVITES RANGERS FANS TO TWEET DURING TELECASTS OF TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT Fan Interaction to Play a Major Role in Television Coverage of Four Rangers Games Sept. 10-14 … Viewers to Have Unprecedented Access to the Rink and Locker Rooms New York, NY – September 8,…

140 Rangers/Sather statement on the tragedy in Russia

From the NYR: RANGERS STATEMENT ON TRAGIC PLANE CRASH IN RUSSIA Former Rangers Defensemen Alexander Karpovtsev and Karel Rachunek, and 2003 Draft Pick Jan Marek Among the Victims New York, September 7, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather issued the following statement regarding the tragic…

190 Tragic summer gets worse for hockey; Russian team plane crashes

Here is one story from Here is another from USA Today. Follow Russian reporter Dmitry Chesnokov’s twitter reports: @dchesnokov. Among the well-known former NHLers believed to be on the aircraft were Pavol Demitra, who was a close friend of the Rangers’ Marian Gaborik, former Ranger Karel Rachunek, and possibly…

37 Enough already

… I mean, are you building an ark yet? Geez. Anyway, here’s some info on the Rangers’ Fashion’s Night Out tonight at the NHL store. Still working on getting the Traverse City roster with uniform numbers. Also still waiting for volunteers to review the first few games. If interested, drop…

105 Brad Richards for the early birds

If you’re up and near a radio or a TV, Brad Richards is going to be a guest on the Boomer and Carton show on WFAN/MSG this morning at 8 a.m. I imagine you can catch it again on either outlet’s web site, or when MSG re-runs the show later…

86 Happy Labor Day & the unofficial start of hockey season

Enjoy your holiday. Remember, this week hockey begins with the Traverse City prospects tournament Saturday through next Wednesday. Next week, the Rangers report officially for training camp with physicals on Friday, Sept. 16, and on-ice training Saturday, Sept. 17. So here we go, after a dreadfully long summer. Just wondering…

109 Live from Yankee Stadium

Ugh. Well, at least they’re playing Toronto, so it’s kind of like a hockey game, two anthems (I presume), etc. Got nada. Figured it was time for a new thread for youse. See ya during the ballgame.

173 Joint statement re: Boogaard, Rypien, Belak

From the NHL and the NHLPA: NEW YORK/TORONTO (September 1, 2011) — The following statement was released jointly today by Don Fehr, Executive Director of the National Hockey League Players’ Association, and Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League: “Everyone at the National Hockey League and the National Hockey…