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642 It’s Go Time!

Opening Day! That off-season only felt like a couple of years. Will add lineup info as we get it. The guess is that Erik Christensen will be prucha’d. Not sure where Wojtek Wolski plays, or Tim Erixon, for that matter, even with his parents at the game. The King of…

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86 Rangers preview Part IV: Conference, Cup predictions

First, best wishes to our Jewish friends on Yom Kippur. Happy fasting. Here is a photo of a Rangers T-shirt sent to us a few weeks ago from Israel by our friend and captain ilb (apologize for forgetting to post it earlier). The inscription is “New York Rangers” according to…

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71 Rangers-Kings preview

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS Ericsson Globe Arena – Stockholm, Sweden October 7, 2011 – 1:00 p.m. EST TOMORROW’S GAME The Rangers will begin their 2011-12 regular season tomorrow against the Los Angeles Kings at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden (1:00 p.m. EST), as…

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144 Rangers preview Part III: A season of obstacles and challenges

Renovation. Transportation. Visitation. Commercialization. … Ball of Confusion. That’s what the Rangers’ season is destined to be. (Apologies to the Temptations). The 2011-12 season is going to be a challenge, for sure, for a Rangers team looking to jump out of that perennial 7-8-9 seed dogfight in the East, a…

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17 Official word on Woywitka; Bickel sent to CT

From the NYR: RANGERS CLAIM DEFENSEMAN JEFF WOYWITKA Defenseman Stu Bickel Assigned to Connecticut New York, October 6, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has claimed defenseman Jeff Woywitka off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.  In addition, defenseman Stu Bickel…

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41 Rangers preview Part II: Position by position

Forwards The look all changed when Brad Richards signed for $60 million over nine, years. Throw a legit No. 1 center onto any roster and it trickles down mightily. Now the Rangers have an elite playmaking center to play with Marian Gaborik, who had a terrible second season (22 goals,…

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34 Rangers claim a D-man, Jeff Woywitka: report

According to Katie Strang of ESPN-NY, and via Adam Rotter’s SNY blog, the Rangers claimed D Jeff Woywitka off waivers from Montreal, according to a source, Woywitka is a big 6-2, 6-3, 227 pounder, who played last season for Dallas and is a former first-rounder of the Flys.

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64 Rangers preview Part I: Keys to the season

Keys to the Rangers season 1) Marian Gaborik. He has one of the top playmaking centers in the NHL now, with Brad Richards. The Rangers must get around 40 goals, or more, from Gaborik, who would also then make a previously pathetic power play go if he’s back on his…

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130 Staal on IR, Avery assigned to CT, Erixon recalled

From the Rangers: TIM ERIXON RECALLED FROM CONNECTICUT Sean Avery Assigned to Connecticut; Marc Staal Placed on IR New York, October 5, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Tim Erixon has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey…

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307 Sean, please come back, Sean

Gotta give Sean Avery credit for one thing that is absolutely for certain. He drives traffic on this blog. Holy smokes was this place buzzin’ for an off-day, preseason day, yesterday. Over 9,000 visits, probably the most since the Brad Richards signing, about 700 comments on two threads. Shut the…

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505 Bye, bye Avery (again)? (updated)

Regarding Sean Avery … I don’t think he was/is going to play much at all this season if he stayed/stays. Mike Rupp, for one, completely takes away his position in the lineup, and is a much, much better and more versatile player. Mats Zuccarello had a great camp. You could…

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196 Guest blogger: HWIRTH … Rangers-EV Zug in review

(Editor’s note: Is it really 20 years since this? October 4, 1991: Mark Messier, traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with future considerations (Jeff Beukeboom for David Shaw, November 12, 1991) for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice and Louie DeBrusk and a big, giant bag of cash, October 4, 1991.) ———–…

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53 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES New York Rangers 4, EV Zug 8 (Preseason Game No. 7, Away No. 6) -The Rangers were defeated by EV Zug, 8-4, tonight at Bossard Arena, to complete their preseason schedule with a 4-2-1 record. -The Blueshirts out-shot EV Zug, 45-28, in…

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177 It’s Go Time! … tickets go on sale Thursday

Rangers at EV Sug in Switzerland, 2 p.m., on MSG Network. After today’s preseason finale, the boys get a few days of practices in and then, as you know, it all starts for real against the Kings Friday. ————————- From the Rangers: RANGERS INDIVIDUAL TICKETS FOR 2011-12 REGULAR SEASON TO…

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361 It’s Go Time!

Next to last game of the preseason, in Marian Gaborik’s homeland. —————— Still looking for somebody to volunteer to review tomorrow’s game (Monday in Switzerland, 2 p.m.). If you are interested, please e-mail me at rcarpini@lohud.com.

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52 Who’s on first (line)?

Now that the cuts have been pretty much made, and most of the decisions, too, there’s one thing still to ponder. We kind of started the discussion last night. Who is going to end up the first-line left wing on Opening Night? Guess the next two preseason games are worth…

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134 Erixon, McIlrath among eight cuts

from the Rangers: RANGERS TRIM ROSTER BY EIGHT 25 Active Players Remain with the Club New York, October 1, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forwards Ryan Bourque, Carl Hagelin, John Mitchell, Kris Newbury and Dale Weise, and…

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19 Rangers-Frolunda in review

(Editor’s note: Anybody interested in doing reviews of the Sunday or Monday games? If so, e-mail me at rcarpini@lohud.com) Another round of cuts coming today for John Tortorella. As I’ve said all along, there really aren’t a lot of spots available for new guys. The Rangers still need to keep…

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57 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES New York Rangers 4, Frolunda Indians 2 (Preseason Game No. 5, Away No. 4) -The Rangers defeated the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish Elite League, 4-2, tonight at Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden, to improve to 3-1-1 in preseason action. -Henrik Lundqvist…

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