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 →
WARNING: Reading this blog post, without wearing rose colored glasses, may cause the following side effects: anger, disbelief, annoyance, shock, rage, constipation & diarrhea (at the same time), vomiting, dizziness, and in some cases….death. Should you or anyone you know read this posting and experience such a reaction, immediately seek… Read More →
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS SEASON SUBSCRIBER FAN FEST POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER New York, August 26, 2011 – The Rangers Season Subscriber Fan Fest scheduled for Saturday, August 27th will be postponed due to inclement weather forecasted. Fan Fest is rescheduled for Saturday,... Read More →
… whatever the hell that means. Between us, I’m scared carcillo-less about this byfuglien storm headed our way. Maybe it’s because when we had that tornado/mini-hurricane thing in March, 2010, all those trees fell on my house and we were without electricity for a week, and we had a lot… Read More →
“A Chris Drury Tribute” FULL DISCLOSURE: I 100 percent supported and was beyond thrilled on July 1, 2007. While I thought signing Gomez was nice, I was hyperventilating when the Drury signing was announced. While I did actually want Nylander to return (Jagr would never end up being the same), I… Read More →
By Rob Kneeter, Brooklyn Born and Bred Hockey can mean different things to many people. It could be something to watch as people love to see the fighting. It could be something to watch to pass the time. It can be something that is stumbled upon by someone just flipping… Read More →
Well, my guest blogger today was a no-show. Kind of like Chris Higgins. Not a big deal, and I’m really not mad. And if he/she shows up with a post, I’ll put it up as soon as possible. Or hold it for another day. Until then, talk amongst yourselves.
2011-12 Season Preview: The Renaissance (editor’s note: Alex is a freelance writer and director of operations for Skintology, a medical spa in Chelsea. He also runs a tobacco filtration startup called Smoke Skreen). The common term among die hard hockey fans for the month of August is “hockey hell,” which… Read More →