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278 It’s Tee Time! It’s Go (Kings) Time!

Devils-Kings Game 2. Those were the two favorite titles suggested by you knuckleheads, who refused to allow me to use the usual header. I fully expect this series will be 1-1 after two games. Teams should be rested after that NBC-dictated extra travel day even though the series hasn’t traveled.…

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263 Guest blogger Doug Lowenstein: Season in review

1. The pattern was set in Europe.  The Rangers were mostly out-skated in both games against LA and Anaheim, and the shot blocking persona came into sharp relief.  We were going to be a black and blue team.  But nothing over those first 10 games hinted at the team’s potential.…

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208 Official announcement on Gaborik’s shoulder surgery

From the Rangers: MARIAN GABORIK TO UNDERGO SHOULDER SURGERY New York, June 1, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Marian Gaborik will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.  The procedure will be performed by Dr. Andrew Feldman and…

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368 Just a few quick thoughts on Game 1

1) How is the Dainius Zubrus elbow any different whatsoever than the Brandon Prust elbow? And does anybody want to bet the NHL won’t even look at it? 2) This was a game ya boys could have won. 3) Ilya Kovalchuk sure wasn’t Mr. Superstar in Game 1, and that…

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363 Rangers re-sign Marek Hrivik

From the Rangers:           New York, May 30, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Marek Hrivik. Hrivik, 20, led Connecticut (AHL) with five goals and tied for the team lead with nine points…

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179 The Summer of Carp, and other musings

As Torts would say, I’ve got balls. In the near future, I plan on some meetings with Mr. Titleist and Josh Thomson, 26, among others. But first we still have some things to clean up … I haven’t even tabulated the winners for our second-round predictions contest yet (sorry!). And…

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234 Rangers know: to get better, change is inevitable

Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today (it’s the unedited version, so apologies in advance for any typos and such): By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH — The Rangers team that shook hands with the Devils late Friday night will never be exactly the same, because all teams make…

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107 Breakup day interviews: Tortorella

The last file today is with the coach. He spoke for about 20 minutes, touching on a number of topics — even violating his own edict that he wouldn’t discuss individual players. Here it is… John Tortorella: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/20120528 torts.MP3] Some highlights… • On future expectations for Chris Kreider: “He’s going…

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25 More breakup day interviews: McDonagh, Zuccarello, Staal

Here’s the last batch, with the exception of the coach. McDonagh and Staal talked about getting so close to the ultimate goal, and Zuccarello explains why he’s weighing offers overseas even though he loves being a Ranger: Ryan McDonagh: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/20120528 mcd.MP3] Mats Zuccarello: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/20120528 zucc.MP3] Marc Staal: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/20120528 staal.MP3]

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142 Happy Memorial Day … and breakup day

While you guys are drinking beers and grilling burgers and dogs, Josh, 26, and I will be enclosed in a hockey lockerroom for Rangers breakup day at their practice facility all day. Players will begin becoming available at 11 a.m., and John Tortorella will do his end-of-season address following the…

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218 The Cup challenge will only get more difficult

Here’s my story from The Journal News and LoHud.com today: By Rick Carpiniello Where the Rangers were on Friday night — in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, a goal away from Game 7, in Game 20 of these playoffs, after winning more games (61) than any other NHL…

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280 No Game 7 tonight … A day later, more review

Bonus review … More thoughts: 1) That elimination goal really shouldn’t have happened. Just so many breakdowns by so many people, starting with the Brad Richards turnover at center ice — the cardinal sin vs. the Devils — then complicated by the right defenseman (Dan Girardi) over-pursuing to the left…

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63 Mats Zuccarello (or Zukkarello) bolts to KHL?

Here’s the story, translated to English. Apparently nothing’s signed, but agreed upon, and reportedly Zuccarello still hopes to get an NHL contract. Stay tuned. PS, I’m not sure at all that he’s an NHL-caliber top-six player, and don’t think he fits as a third- or fourth-liner.

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