I want to thank Rick Carpiniello for the outstanding coverage he brings to Rangers fans everywhere. One of the most important parts of his blog is giving us the opportunity to interact with him and other fans, while also giving some readers the ability to blog their thoughts. This was… Read More →
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… Read More →
Well done yesterday by Lowell, who provided some great analysis on our tops guys, and stole some of my thunder in the process. Building on that, here are some thoughts from the Rangers final match of pool play on Tuesday. o The Rangers lost 4-3 in overtime in a pretty… Read More →
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.
My review includes both games. I had high expectations going in and my expectations were exceeded. Each of our top prospects played exceedingly well and they showed extraordinary chemistry as a group. I was amazed at the team speed, above average puck skills and high hockey IQ of this group…. Read More →
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… Read More →
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… Read More →
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… Read More →
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 NHL.com throughout the tournament. Columbus center Ryan Johansen’s blog is here…. Read More →
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… Read More →
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… Read More →
Here is one story from RT.com. 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… Read More →
… 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… Read More →
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… Read More →
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… Read More →
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.
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 League Players… Read More →
I’m not. But since there isn’t much hockey to discuss until Traverse City … and since I’m sure a lot of you also watch football (American brand) … My friend ang former long-time colleague Ernie Palladino, who covered the Giants forever, has written a book: “Lombardi And Landry: How Two… Read More →
Had a little trouble with Irene. Couldn’t get on the internet, etc. But I’m back now. I see the coward was back for a while. What a surprise. Hope you all got through the storm OK.
As many of you may or may not know, I traveled to Prague, CZE for the NHL Premiere to watch our (trolls and Carp aside) beloved New York Rangers face off against our adopted Tampa Bay Lightning. This guest blog will just be a collection of memories, hockey related and… Read More →