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30 Power Canucks

Because the game ran late, I couldn’t put up the post-game quotes before calling it a night … hope to do that later on this morning. In the meantime, I was impressed as heck with that Vancouver power play, and you ought to be hoping that Mr. Tortorella and Mr.…

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135 Canucks, Sharks game-day quotes

From the NHL: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  What does it say about Ryan to not take the bait at the opening faceoff in Game 1?  Would there have been a time in his career when he would have taken that bait? COACH VIGNEAULT:  Hockey is…

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73 The New Yorker looks at the Boogey Man

A friend of mine, Alec Wilkinson of The New Yorker — who is as good a writer as there is on this planet, the kind I could only dream to be — is a big Rangers fan and has done stories throughout the decades on the Rangers and hockey. Here…

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28 Guy Boucher, Tim Thomas post-game

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 2 Post-Game Transcript May 17, 2011 COACH GUY BOUCHER Q.  The players use the word “structure” a lot during the postgame interviews.  What happened with the structure tonight? GUY BOUCHER:  Well, to be honest with you, it was a pond hockey game tonight, period.  When…

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8 Tyler Seguin post-game

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 2 Post-Game Transcript May 17, 2011 TYLER SEGUIN Q.  Just wondered when you were watching those games in the first and second round if you said:  If I can just get in there, I’ve got a four-point second period in me? TYLER SEGUIN:  I don’t…

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77 Sharks’ off-day

From the NHL: An interview with: COACH McLELLAN THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please. Q.  Todd, you talked about your team being sluggish and so forth.  Yesterday you had a good skate.  Did you sense a different energy level? COACH McLELLAN:  I do.  I think yesterday helped us a little bit.  We…

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7 Donations in memory of Derek Boogaard

From the Rangers: DEREK BOOGAARD MEMORIAL DONATIONS New York, May 17, 2011 – In lieu of flowers, the family of Derek Boogaard requests donations be made to Defending The Blue Line. The Boogaard family would like to see Derek’s legacy live on by supporting military kids and the game he…

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29 Canucks’ off-day (player quotes)

From the NHL: An interview with: KEVIN BIEKSA DAN HAMHUIS CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF DANIEL SEDIN HENRIK SEDIN ROBERTO LUONGO THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  Kevin, you found a way to jump up and score a goal last game.  How important is it to read that situation, get in that squad, create something…

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3 Canucks’ off-day

From the NHL: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT THE MODERATOR:  Questions. Q.  Alain, Manny in full gear, is that an encouraging sign? COACH VIGNEAULT:  Having him around the team, he’s been a very important part of our group, of our leadership group.  I want him around the team and he’s…

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74 Lightnings morning skate

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Game 2 – Morning Skate Transcript May 17, 2011 COACH GUY BOUCHER Q.  I know you’ve talked about this.  How have you seen some of these players grow and adjust to the Playoffs and maintaining the right attitude in a postseason series? COACH BOUCHER:  Well, I…

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11 Bruins’ morning skate

Question for youse guys … I get these transcripts from post-game, off-day and morning-skate press conferences. Would you be interested in seeing these from time to time through the rest of the playoffs? Let me know. If you like them I’ll do them periodically, or as often as time permits.…

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53 Hockey night tonight … thank goodness

Man, that night off from the playoffs got me all jittery. Jittery because I’ve become somewhat addicted to these playoffs, and especially because I didn’t  have time to catch a lot of the two games this weekend. And because I keep getting these reminders of what the off-season is going…

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228 And the winner is … True Blue Mike

Congratulations to True Blue Mike for going 4-0 in the conference semifinals predictions — and not needing the tiebreakers he forgot to post. So, TBM, with the support of a great majority of your peers, you have been declared the winner. Noah-Rangers, 28, who couldn’t get into the winner’s circle…

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167 Some more reaction to Derek Boogaard’s passing

These player reactions came from the Rangers last night: NEW YORK RANGERS PLAYERS ON THE PASSING OF DEREK BOOGAARD Marian Gaborik: “I found out immediately, like right away…it was late at night here…I couldn’t believe it.  It was weird because I just couldn’t believe it.  It’s really sad, a young…

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64 Best spot for some Derek Boogaard insight (updated all day)

(ed. note: Just so there’s no confusion, not trying to plug the blog with that headline on top. …. I meant that Michael Russo’s blog was the best spot for Derek Boogaard insight, not Rangers Report.) Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, who broke the story about Derek Boogaard being…

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134 Confirmed: Derek Boogaard passes away

Derek Boogaard was found dead Friday morning in his apartment in Minneapolis. There are no further details available. Jesse Spector has reported that the Minneapolis medical examiner has said there was no foul play suspected, but that the death is under investigation, as all deaths are. Reporter Mike Russo broke…

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255 Sharks 3, Red Wings 2: Game 7 in review

Holy shish kabob! That was one of the best playoff series I have ever seen. Not as good as Rangers-Devils in ’94, which was the best one in my opinion, meaner, crazier, three double-OTs, that wild ending of Game 7 regulation and a wilder ending in double-OT. That’s another story…

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