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158 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Click here to read my story on the decisions Alain Vigneault must make regarding his captains and his roster, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault claimed to not have known which players wore captains’ letters Friday night, because, you know, he wasn’t behind the bench. He was upstairs with GM…

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175 Rangers-Flyers in review (again)

Thoughts: 1) Happy October. Gotta tell you, that’s enough preseason for me. If they stopped right now, I’d be happy. The last two games, at least, will pretty much be the Rangers’ opening-night roster with a few players battling for the last two or three jobs. And they’ll be playing…

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162 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for my story on Mats Zuccarello from lohud.com  I will post the story in full later on. In it, we were discussing his ability to agitate and he said, “Someday I’m going to get my ass kicked.” Guy’s a character. Thoughts: 1) That Flyers lineup. OK, Mr. Snider’s…

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118 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Thoughts: 1) Is it possible that this team will be faster overall than last year? Yessiree. Speed kills, and when  you replace Brian Boyle with (take your pick), replace Brad Richards with J.T. Miller, have a full season of Martin St. Louis’ wheels plus Chris Kreider from the start, maybe…

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197 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) Click here to read my story about the competition in training camp, albeit a lot of competition for not too many jobs, from lohud.com. Or scroll to the previous thread to read the story there. 2) So, at the suggestion of our friend jpp, here’s a little contest.…

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205 Game 5: Rangers-Kings in review

We’ll have some more chats, for sure. And we’re going to have a lot of reaction the next several days, then through breakup day, the buyout period, the draft (do they have any picks?) and of course July 1. Gonna be a short summer. Thoughts: 1) Happy Anniversary? June 14,…

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193 Game 3: Rangers-Kings in review

This is subject to change, and subject to the blog server not crashing, but we’re planning to do another Live Stanley Cup Final Chat today at noon. Or maybe we’ll call it, Talking You Down. Be there. Thoughts: 1) This review is quick and easy. The Los Angeles Kings are…

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352 Game 2: Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m going to start out with that one single play. I understand, maybe the Kings come back anyway, maybe they don’t and there’s no way to know. It sure started the comeback that did happen, though. But we’ve been saying all year long how these freakin’ inconsistent calls…

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258 Game 1: Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m not sure what to make of Game 1. Why? Because I thought it was kind of what we should have expected. The Kings are a bigger, heavier team who beat the crap out of you and give up chances. The Rangers are a faster team that won’t…

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508 Game 6: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to see Josh Thomson, 26’s story about the Rangers’ clincher last night. Click here to read my column, which was kind of stymied by deadline, on the Rangers reaching the Cup final. Thoughts: 1) “Alain,” the question began, “if somebody told you in October you’d be playing in…

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262 Game 5: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Dan Girardi called it a gong show. That’s as good as I’ve got. The Canadiens won, so they can be happy about it, but that’s a hideous game. Two in a row, actually, but Game 5 worse than Game 4.  Ghastly. After Game 4, after all the talk…

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247 Game 4: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to read Josh Thomson, 26’s story about Martin St. Louis’ overtime heroics. Thoughts: 1) Well, now I guess you can say that Alain Vigneault is better than his predecessor, since he’s gotten one game farther … that’s sarcasm, of course. Vigneault’s done a terrific job with this team,…

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329 Game 2: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Just please, please, please don’t expect that this is going to be easy. First of all, remember in ’96, the last time these teams played, Montreal won the first two at MSG, then the Rangers won four in a row, three in Montreal. Never saw that coming. But…

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227 Game 1: Rangers-Canadiens in review

If you haven’t seen it, check out the photo gallery one post down. Let me know what you think. Thoughts: 1) Ghosts, ghouls, goblins? Get outta here. Gone, gone, gone. That can no longer be a factor in this series. Now it’s just hockey. Now Henrik Lundqvist is Henrik Lundqvist.…

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749 Game 7: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Big as the building. Pretty much the same core group of guys, five Game 7 wins in the last seven series, 10-2 in elimination games. This is a team that never, in 16 opportunities, had come back from 3-1 to win a series, never, in four tries, had…

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290 Game 6: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Gotta admit, going against my much ballyhooed belief that there is no carryover from game to game in a playoff series (there isn’t), I thought the Rangers were done like dinner after Game 4. I mean, they just stunk it up in a huge game. And, boy, has…

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278 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) The only way it would have been better for the Rangers would have been if big-hearted, broken-hearted Martin St. Louis had scored. But what a day. What an emotional day. And night. It’s not over for St. Louis, either. He’s got to be mentally fried, headed back to…

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506 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Haven’t said this much this year, but I don’t even know where to begin. It was going to take a monumental effort to beat Pittsburgh, a much better team, in this series. The way the Rangers played in Game 4, they wouldn’t have beaten anybody. I thought a…