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Four Consecutive Saturdays of the Best of the Rangers from the 2011-12 Season, Including Game 6 and Game 7 of the First Round of the Playoffs, at 8:00p.m.

New York, NY (July 12, 2012) – New York Rangers “Summer Ice” on MSG+ delivers the best of the Blueshirts from the 2011-12 season for four consecutive Saturdays, starting July 14 at 8:00 p.m.

For each two-hour installment of Rangers “Summer Ice,” MSG’s John Giannone and Joe Micheletti will break down the featured game and discuss its highlights from the High Line in New York City.  Below is a preview of the four weeks of Rangers “Summer Ice.”

Saturday, July 14 – 8:00 p.m.

Flyers at Rangers (11/26/2011): The first meeting between the two teams who would eventually battle in the Winter Classic featured a center ice fight at the opening faceoff, 29 stops from Henrik Lundqvist, and the first NHL goal by rookie Carl Hagelin in the third period as the Rangers defeated their rivals 2-0 for their sixth straight win at home.

Joe Micheletti: “Here you had the Flyers, who were a totally different team from a year ago with all these rookies in the lineup…and right from the opening faceoff, fireworks started and the game gave us a real preview of what we were going to see the rest of the season between the two teams.”

Saturday, July 21 – 8:00 p.m.

Rangers at Bruins (1/21/12): The Rangers broke a seven-game scoreless power-play drought when Marion Gaborik scored his second goal of the game with only minutes left in OT to lift the Rangers over the defending Cup champs 3-2.

Joe Micheletti: “This was the game that really felt like a playoff game…and people were still wondering ‘are the Rangers this good?’ and, well, we’ll see in this game if they really are.”

Saturday, July 28 – 8:00 p.m.

Rangers at Senators: Game 6, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (4/23/2012): Facing elimination for the first time in the 2012 Playoffs, the Rangers scored three goals in the second period, including the first career goal from rookie Chris Kreider, and held off the Senators for a 3-2 win to force a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden.

Joe Micheletti: “Everyone was still trying to get to know this kid, because they knew about the physical aspects of his game – six-foot-three, 235 pounds, can skate, great shot – but they needed this kid to get them going, to turn the game and the series around.”

Saturday, August 4 – 8:00 p.m.

Senators at Rangers: Game 7, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (4/26/2012): In one of the most exciting games of the year, and the first Game 7 at Madison Square Garden since 1994, the Rangers got goals from defensemen Marc Staal and Dan Girardi, and a pressure-packed 26-save performance from Henrik Lundqvist, to finish off the series comeback and advance to the second round.

Joe Micheletti: “I don’t think home-ice advantage means all that much in the playoffs, until you get to a Game 7…I thought that more than anything the way that Henrik Lundqvist looked throughout this series, and looked and acted in Game 6, that there was just no way that he was going to allow another team to win a Game 7 at the Garden.”

In August, MSG+ will present the final four-week installment of “Summer Ice” featuring the best from the New Jersey Devils’ historic 2011-12 season. For more information about “Summer Ice” and the rest of MSG Networks’ “Summer Block Party,” visit www.msg.com/summer or follow MSG on Facebook (/MSGNetworks) and Twitter (@MSGNetworks).

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  1. _…six-foot-three, 235 pounds, can skate, great shot…_

    Al quickly has to step in and fill 20 seconds before the VT runs as Joe gazes into the middle distance with a satisfied look on his face…

  2. Good morning, boneheads!

    At least we have some news. NHL has given their proposal to the players. While it sounds ridiculous, and, seemingly, may spell a lockout, it’s just a starting point. Relax, nothing new and unexpected there. Let’s see what mr. Fehr says now.

  3. i thought this back in may and now i still feel the same…can the F$%^ing devils find their own network or switch to SNY or YES?
    i found it insulting and frustrating as a 30+year Ranger fan and season ticket holder, that after every NYR-NJ playoff game we had to listen to the devil announcers cry about why they lost or gloat over the victory!! thanks a lot MSG! why didn’t they just have their own post game on MSG+?

    now, in august they are going to rerun the devils best of 2012-13? CHRIST?! enough already.

    am i the only one who feels this way?

  4. While I agree that not too much should be read into the first stage of a negotiation, ilb, it’s still a bit depressing that the owners are taking such a confrontational stance already.

    There isn’t a major gain like the salary cap or crushing the union to be had this time, like there was in 2004, so it just strikes the wrong chord to me to suggest that players would need to take a 20% haircut if the owners got their way.

  5. Anythiing they were to propose would strike the wrong chord, more likely than not, LW. There was no secret the revenue distribution would be discussed, and NHLPA realizes it wouldn’t stay at 57%. The ELC length, UFA age etc. have been mentioned as possible contention issues for awhile now. Those are just the numbers. Once NHLPA presents their counter offer and proposal, it would surely anger the owners. Neither means the season is lost. Just a beginning of negotiations.

  6. nyr, don’t blame the Devils. Blame MSG.

    ilb, you’re a tad too optimistic :)

    Good morning, Sally!

    Miami, write back? Huh?

  7. What I find more worrisome than the revenue %, UFA age and length etc. is that there are indications that NHL wants to change the way the revenue is calculated so that the total pot is diminished. Not sure what exactly they are trying to remove from it, but the main positive argument going into this CBA is, and will be, $3.3B number. Are the trying to change, and significantly decrease the way it’s calculated? I can see Fehr suggesting that until this issue is removed from the table, the players aren’t talking.

  8. I probably am, Carp. I just don’t think NHL is ready for another lost season. Not whith a few teams on life support. But you never know.

  9. And This One Will Last A Lifetime on

    I am almost always a “the glass is half full” type of guy…but…when Don Fehr was hired by the NHLPA…I said at that time and continue to think…there is going to be a problem…a big problem

    He was bad for the sport of baseball during his tenure (although good for the union, I guess)
    and he is what he is, and will do what he was hired to do. H e will bad for the sport of hockey but good for the players union.

  10. And This One Will Last A Lifetime on

    I am almost always a “the glass is half full” type of guy…but…when Don Fehr was hired by the NHLPA…I said at that time and continue to think…there is going to be a problem…a big problem

    He was bad for the sport of baseball during his tenure (although good for the union, I guess)
    and he is what he is, and will do what he was hired to do. He will be bad for the sport of hockey but good for the players union.

  11. I think we got it first time around, This One :-)

    Full disclaimer, ‘heads. While I would hate not having hockey next year, and I’d hate it with passion, I’d probably be the last one to complain about it. With the new baby coming next week, I think I’ll find the way to keep myself busy :-)

  12. Paul in sunrise on

    Ilb. Congrats.
    Trust me when that baby needs a bottle at whatever time you will want hockey to watch as you feed. Trust me. Many TiVo games watched as feeding or soothing in the middle of the night. And Kathryn tappen.

    Opening salvo from NHL. Counter expected. Lockout not.

  13. Matty"DepthisWhatisNeeded!!!"Boy on

    I am 1000% behind the 5 year length of contracts. It is silly to go to 13 years in hockey.

    If the owners want salary givebacks, although it will never happen, how about reducing the ticket prices at MSG? No doubt, part of the over 60% increase the last couple of years is the renovations, but some of it is the cost of running the club. Give some back if you get some back.

  14. Matty"DepthisWhatisNeeded!!!"Boy on

    so, if your WWEber’s agent, what advice do you give him now?

  15. I also hope they take care of that ridiculous loophole where the colleague players can sign with whoever they want by “not agreeing” to contract. You enter the professional draft and the team drafts you, you’re playing for this team like everyone else.

  16. I find it funny that us, people who are paying for this product at the end of the day, are sitting and impatiently waiting how the billionaires are trying to settle their financial gripes against millionaires on how to divide the money paid by fans. If there could only be a NHFA union, all we’d have to say was:”You lock us out of another season, all you’d be able to sell after that is Girl Scout Cookies on the street, folks”. How long do you think the negotiations would last after that proposal?

  17. Howson now says he’s only looking for forwards…well that douses the MDZ quid pro quo addicts on this forum. Personally, I think Sather is just hanging around waiting for a price drop…we don’t have expendable forwards to spare, and that is what we are looking for to bolster scoring. Deal will not happen.

  18. Unless, of course, he wants a staight up swap of Nash for Dubi. Who else would we have that would fill the bill?

  19. Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson is looking to acquire a couple of NHL-ready forwards in any deal for forward Rick Nash.

    Speaking with TSN’s Gino Reda on Friday’s edition of That’s Hockey, Howson talked about what it would take for him to pull the trigger on a deal for his captain.

    “If we do complete a trade, we’re trading out a 30 to 40 goal scorer,” said Howson. “Defence is probably the strongest part of our team if we look at it today, so we’re looking to get some NHL forwards back first and foremost.”

    Howson also indicated that he will continue to be patient and is comfortable holding on to the nine-year NHL veteran for as long as it takes.

    “We don’t have a deadline,” said Howson. “Rick’s under contract and we’ll continue to work at this…and we’ll hope we get a resolution to this.”

    Howson is comfortable with the price tag he has placed on Nash and won’t trade his star forward unless he gets fair offer back.

    “I have a value that I’ve placed on Rick and that our whole organization has placed on Rick,” Howson said. “He’s an elite player, he’s been a tremendous ambassador for our franchise and our city and we’re very comfortable with the value we’ve placed on him and until we get that value, we’re going to keep working away at it.”

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=400556

  20. carp playing a course for the first time today smithtown landing in Long Island,cant wait.

  21. therealmikeynj on

    If I’m sather, I offer dubi, artie, a prospect and a couple picks. If he says no move on.

    Rather sign semin for a year or two and keep the core intact and see what players surprise them in training camp.

  22. Wicky© RUPP SMASH!!! on

    MOrning ILB, Manny, and all!!

    NO LOCKOUT…PLEASE!!!

    ILB
    Diapers, lol!!!

  23. Blue Jax should sign semin. Or we should do a sign and trade. Semin, Dubi, hags for Nash.

  24. He wants two forwords and one is definitely Dubi. We all wanna say the other can be AA and it’s a down deal, but we all know they want Stepan. We have like no other NHL ready forwards worth anything (obviously excluding untradables). They’re gonna keep pushin for step

  25. ilb, that’s what I figured. National Hockey Fan Association, right? @Manny’s@ probably plotting some kind of revolution right now.

    I would be also, but Mickey’s coming over today so I’m trying to clean up a little! *MICKEY!*

  26. CARP,

    I wrote you an email to “rcarpini@lohud.com” regarding a potential blog entry (from my Gmail account … I think the subject was “Guest Blog”).

    Cheers,
    M.P.

  27. Goose Ratatouille – Annoying, long necked winger on the checking line who relentlessly chases opposing puck carriers from behind along the boards nipping at their buttocks.

  28. slow day, eh?

    I’ve heard a rumor (from reliable source), Avery wants to comeback and Sather is thinking of giving Avery a new multi year contract.

  29. i think his (Avery) character was assassinated as soon as “sloppy seconds” words came outta his mouth… and then he met Torts….who hated him, obviously.

  30. Today at Puck and Gavel, I have an analysis of Matt Slovin’s ability to travel to Canada, and I break down two statements made by Herschel Fink, who has been retained by The Michigan Daily as their counsel.

    puckandgavel.blogspot.com

  31. Creepy Jim Cerny interviews Chris Kreider on Friday.

    its dead out there. I’m trying to help.

  32. ILB post @ 8:15 am

    “Full disclaimer, ‘heads. While I would hate not having hockey next year, and I’d hate it with passion, I’d probably be the last one to complain about it. With the new baby coming next week, I think I’ll find the way to keep myself busy :-)”

    I had four babies (well Mrs. Papa Bear actually “had” them), nothing like it in the world. But trust me, you will be climbing the walls without hockey next season. Climbing the mother byfuglin walls!

  33. Pretty drunk right now. My mom turned 64 today. Wow…

    What is going on here tonight? 66 posts?! NOT GOOD!

    Morg! How’s is it going, buddy? Did you like the cd’s I sent you?

    Semin!

    Nash!

    Dawn!

    Avery!

    WWeber!

    Fire Sather!

    Trade everyone!

  34. Wicky© RUPP SMASH!!! on

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  35. Matty"DepthisWhatisNeeded!!!"Boy on

    So, I go the NHL.com looking for info on the CBA offer by the NHL. You would think that it would be at the league’s site that there might be mention of what was going on with the CBA. Turns out there’s nutting’, nada, zilcho.

    Of course, nypost.com, tsn.ca, RSN.ca have some stuff.

    News blackout? Selective reporting?

  36. LOL! My bad! Just sayin’…

    I think the NHL is being greedy. I think the players are being greedy. The NHL is thriving in an not so great economy…

    I just can’t see a lost season happening…too much money on the table and it would be so bad for hockey…the NHL has grown A LOT in terms of revenue since the last CBA…

    From Forbers:

    + Comment now

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    The NHL begins its 95th season this week on a pretty decent roll. Last’s season’s seven -game Stanley Cup Final between Boston and Vancouver drew the sport’s largest-ever audience on television and online. League-wide revenues are up five straight years since the 2005 work stoppage, and the annual outdoor Winter Classic has caught on as a big attraction on the sports calendar.

    “The 2011-12 campaign also kicks off a 10-year, $ 2 billion television rights deal with NBC/Versus. It’s a big upgrade over the previous contracts, one that yielded less than half as much annually from Versus and a revenue sharing (no rights fee) from NBC. Under the new agreement, all postseason games televised by NBC and Versus (which will be re-branded NBC Sports Network at the Winter Classic) will be aired nationally. Previously only 40% of those games went national, with the rest shown regionally. The league is promoting a season-opening double header on October 7 on Versus that will feature a pair of appealing matchups in Philadelphia-Boston and Pittsburgh-Vancouver. Then there’s the overseas showcase of early season games in Stockholm, Berlin and Helsinki.

    Forbes estimates that league wide revenue grew 29% from 2006 to 2010, to a total of $2.93 billion. That trend would put the league on course to meet Commissioner Gary Bettman’s post-lockout goal to surpass $3 billion. ”

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2011/10/05/the-nhl-looks-to-keep-its-momentum-going/

  37. E3 pimp's angel on

    Wicky – you could make a great movie – The Rangering – get jack n. to star….

  38. Someone get Wicky his meds, stat.

    Had a great day hanging with Sally. Nothing beats a few beers and good friends on a summer day.

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