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99 Rangers-Predators in review

Apologies yet again for all the technical glitches. Thoughts: 1) Sometimes the Rangers win and I don’t think they’ve played well at all … fairly often, in fact. Very rarely this season, though, have they lost in games where I thought the performance was quite good. This was one of…

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434 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here to see my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Size? Really? I’m so tired of the old “can’t compete with the big teams” stuff. Sorry. I am. It’s a myth. And I’m not saying the Rangers shouldn’t be looking to add bigger, grittier bottom-six forwards for a playoff run,…

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124 Rangers-Panthers in review

Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault has said, at times, you don’t dissect a win. A lot of coaches have said that (including Mike Keenan in 1994, and I think Glen Sather in the 1980s). That’s a funny sentiment. But a good coach knows when his team is playing well and when…

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75 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Click here to read my story on lohud.com Thoughts: 1) Gotta tell you, that Henrik Lundqvist injury looked pretty serious — and I’m sure everybody on the Rangers bench and a lot of you guys were having more trouble breathing that Lundqvist was. Alain Vigneault told the story of when…

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207 Rangers-Canadiens in review

First and foremost, apologies for the blog crash during the game and all the troubles we’ve been having since the changeover. Believe me, I am more frustrated than you guys are. But, also please believe me, people are working on it, and people care about it, and we’re just having…

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83 Rangers-Islanders in review

Seems like it’s been a while since I did one of these. Thoughts: 1) Ryan McDonagh said the Rangers got “owned.” That could be the end of my review right there. But I’ll continue anyway. 2) The Islanders are real and they’re spectacular. I’m still not ready to say they’re…

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281 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here to read my game story on lohud.com Thoughts: 1) You can think of this as a win through an escape hatch, one the Rangers were fairly, if not incredibly, fortunate to win. And that would be fair and accurate, and I’d agree with you. You can also think…

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195 Rangers-Penguins in review

Wondering if any of our regulars want to do a mid-season report card during the all-star break. If so, please email me at rcarpini@lohud.com. I only need one. Thanks. Thoughts: 1) This is why it’s so silly when we start picking this team apart because of a couple of losses.…

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416 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) I forgot already the word Alain Vigneault used about the way the Rangers handled the third-period lead. I think he said “choppy” or something like that. Whatever it was, I agree. I thought the entire game last night was choppy. Far from perfect. And against a lesser opponent…

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180 Rangers-Bruins in review

Thoughts: 1) A+B doesn’t always =C.  The Bruins are far bigger, stronger and tougher than the Rangers. They pushed the Rangers around, in a punishing sense and in terms of battling around the net. I don’t necessarily think that is why the Rangers were completely outplayed again, for a second…

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393 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to see my story on lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Honestly. Honestly, did anybody not see this coming? Did anybody not at least think there was a good chance the Islanders would come into the Garden and outskate, outwork the Rangers? I mean, how many times did that happen when…

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317 Rangers-Sharks in review

Thoughts: 1) To put it another way: In their last 14 games, the Rangers have won two fewer than the Giants, Jets and Knicks combined won all season. This streak has gotten ridiculous, not just in pure numbers, but also in where they’re winning, how they’re winning, and how everybody…

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370 Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) This is just such a different team now, with its intimidating speed and ability to score goals. Three, four, or more on any given night against any opponent. Down 2-0, most Rangers teams over the last, oh, 21 years or so, were done. Game over. Honest Darryl Sutter…

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262 Rangers-Ducks in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, that was a fun game to watch. Strong, physical game with some great pace at times. Anaheim is about four miles better than Buffalo. But the Rangers won this game, were the better team most of the night. Nothing flukey about it. They’re for real. Not yet…

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225 Rangers-Sabres in review

Click here to see my game story on lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This isn’t my original thought. It was borrowed. The Harlem Globetrotters played at MSG Saturday afternoon. I’m guessing they still play the Washington Generals. I’m guessing the Globetrotters left their playbook in the Rangers lockerroom, and the Generals left…

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257 Rangers-Panthers in review

Happy New Year to all of you! And thanks for making this place the nuttiest, funniest, mostly intelligent and passionate, best hockey site on the internet. Thoughts: 1) I thought the Rangers played much better defensively last night than they did in Dallas. Much better. Yet here’s the thing with…

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329 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Apologies for the problems with the new-look blog. We’re having some obvious growing pains. But most of the night, I think most will agree, it loaded quickly. And it looks good. I know, I know. There are some issues, some bigger than others. We’re aware. And working on…

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157 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my story on last night’s game, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) I didn’t see an eight-game winning streak coming. I really didn’t. Actually I’ve never seen one, not as a reporter, with the Rangers, since their last came 40 years ago, in 1974-75, right around this same…

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0 Rangers-Capitals in review

Merry Christmas Eve! Remember that new look I was telling you about? I think it’s coming today. If so, there might be a time later when we won’t be able to comment during the changeover. I will let you know (fingers crossed). The blog will look a little different, a…

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