Monthly Archives: August, 2012

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82 Honestly, it’s like a game of checkers

You move, I move, you move, I move … only the NHLPA didn’t take its collective finger off the checker Thursday. Instead, the players huddled to discuss the latest non-developments and, we think, to come to the table with a counter-proposal or some sort of move today. Interestingly, and black-humorously,…

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113 As Sept. 15 gets closer …

See. All that optimism Tuesday, and all the rhetoric that always accompanies proposals and counter proposals, kind of fell apart Wednesday, didn’t it? More counters expected today. And, as I’ve said, I don’t expect any serious closing of the chasm until the deadline arrives. Or passes. Here’s Kevin Allen’s story…

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194 CBA progress? We’ll see

Gary Bettman called the NHL’s latest offer “a significant, meaningful step.” But that’s before we heard what the PA thinks about it. Because the PA could come back today, or soon, and say it’s not close. Or they could counter. Here’s the thing. Don’t get too excited until we hear…

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110 Go ahead and tip one

Just thought you might get a kick out of this photo. I did. You know, since there isn’t much else to discuss today … except that Chris Kreider will be among the NHL rookies meeting the media and the paparazzi outside of Toronto today at an event for their respective…

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185 Happy weekend … wish I had more to add

As you’ve noticed, the lack of work by me (vacation), lack of news around the Rangers, and lack of progress in the CBA (cough, cough) negotiations have resulted in a lack of new posts. So here’s one, the easy way. Nothing to say, nothing to add, nothing to do ……

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208 Guest blogger: Dave C

1952. Not exactly a banner year for the New York Rangers. Through the calendar year, the Blueshirts had more ties than wins. (You do remember ties, don’t you?) Sure, there were a couple of promising young players on the roster. Gump Worsley came up and would go on to win…

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135 Some hockey news today

We take a break from the guest bloggers today, because, supposedly, the NHL owners and players are ready to talk again. Gee, maybe they’ll make progress toward avoiding a lockout. And then maybe I’ll make four holes-in-one in a row and hit the lottery twice. Here’s Kevin Allen’s story from…

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130 Guest blogger: Steve (Cynar)

Hi everyone!  I haven’t posted in a long time, but I read Carp’s stuff every day, no matter what.  I’ve written for Carp before but this time, I wanted to talk about a person who is very controversial, and while talking about him make sure I don’t use any derogatory…

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123 Just because …

I was going to skip posting today, you know, just leave yesterday’s here for your discussion, since there’s nothing happening, nothing about to happen, and because the traffic was pretty low yesterday. And also because most of the evening discussion surrounded my piece of cooke laptop. But, then I remembered…

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114 The non-progress continues

Just want to let you know as I steam headlong toward more vacation, I’ve got a few more guest blogs in the hopper, and I’m looking for more. To volunteer, please email me at rcarpini@lohud.com. Here is the story on the latest in the labor, um, negotiations from USA Today.…

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127 Four weeks until the lockout!

Yup. Four weeks from tomorrow. Can’t wait. Yee-freakin-hah! I’m sure you saw last night that the Traverse City prospects tournament was canceled because of the impending, unavoidable work stoppage. Me? After putting up three posts yesterday, I’ve got nothing today. Been really busy with the “other job” this week. In…

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59 Walk dogs with Torts

From the NYR: TICKETS ON SALE FOR NEW YORK RANGERS DOG WALK WITH COACH TORTORELLA TO BENEFIT THE WESTCHESTER HUMANE SOCIETY AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS Sunday, September 9 – Riverside Park New York, August 15, 2012 –The New York Rangers announced today that tickets…

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94 “Still a wide gap between us and not much time to go”

Those  above are the words of Gary Bettman yesterday, foreboding words indeed. The CBA expires Sept. 15, and it’s almost a certainty IMO that there will be a lockout. How long that lasts is anybody’s guess. I’m taking the liberty of translating the commish’s words yesterday thusly: “Nice try with …

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246 The NHLPA takes a different route

Interesting stuff from the NHLPA and Don Fehr yesterday. Not sure if the league’s owners and commissioner think it’s a good idea, or something worth pursuing in bargaining, or if they crumple it and toss it in the bucket. I think if they decide it’s something they can discuss, tweak,…

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238 Big day for the PA

Today, the NHLPA is supposed to make its counter-proposal. So stay tuned to the widget over there ———-> Here is Kevin Allen’s story from USA Today. ***************************************** I think some of you might be interested in what I’m doing at my “other job” today. I’m supposed to be interviewing Ankie…

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141 Back to work … briefly

I’m taking a vacation from my vacation starting today, but I’ll be neck deep in work on my “other job” and not so much on hockey. Tomorrow’s going to be kind of an interesting day, with the NHLPA supposedly bringing back its counter-proposal, which I am going to go ahead…

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35 Guest blogger: Anthony M

Remembering Bonnie Prince Charlie By Anthony M October 5 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Rangers Hall of Fame goalie Chuck Rayner.  “Bonnie Prince Charlie” played eight seasons with the Blueshirts (1945-53) after spending his first two years with the Brooklyn Americans. Rayner signed with the Rangers as…

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48 Guest blogger: Peter, Part II

Many refer to being a sportswriter as a dream job.  Generally though, people who make that assumption are tremendous sports fans, usually with loyalties to very specific teams.  And obviously that runs in direct conflict with the principles of journalism, which require the utmost in objectivity.  You can be a…

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111 Guest blogger: Peter

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Don’t forget that NHL.com’s 30-in-30 today focuses on your New York Rangers.) ************************************************* The two dozen or so diehard Blueshirt faithful peered up at me from the line just inside of Madison Square Garden, that little area just outside the glass doors that lead to the lobby and…

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