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540 Rangers Report Report Cards are out

Hi kids. We’re not going to one of those dumb-as-dirt Keep ‘Em/Dump ‘Em polls as one NYC paper does every season in every sport. Why is that dumb? Because there’s no room to explain how you are going to dump so-and-so, or how you are going to replace him, etc.…

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592 Day After Break-up Day: Some leftover player quotes

Got a big, big meeting this morning, with you know who … So, didn’t want the actual first day of the off-season to go without a post … plus I had some player quotes to transcribe from yesterday. Here is my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. Fore,…

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108 Break-up day: More players

Chris Drury: “I think (the young guys) got a ton of experience, guys that’d never done it before, guys who it was their first year in the league and guys who have played a little bit but not gotten in the playoffs. So I’m sure they all got a lot…

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135 Break-up day: John Tortorella Part II

First, I think youse all saw that Chara, Lidstrom (does he ever stop?) and Weber were named finalists for the Norris Trophy. ——————- More John Tortorella: I asked him about the “identity” he’s so often spoken about, and if that’s something that is now in place, and if the team…

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74 Break-up day: John Tortorella, Part I

The coach came in and, this time didn’t sit down. He said he’s not going to give us 45 minutes like he did last year because he said too much and got into trouble for saying it last year. Then he went nearly 40 minutes again, and pretty much answered…

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33 Break-up day: Player quotes

Marian Gaborik: On whether he’s had a season like this: “Yeah, I think there has been one or two back in Minny. So, it happened. So, over the summer obviously I’m just going to address things and train hard and come back in great shape and bring it to another…

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43 From break-up day

Won’t have time to start transcribing for a while … so just a few things. Marian Gaborik will play in the World Championships, and promised to take his game up to the next level next season … and when it was mentioned that he had scored 42 playing in this…

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171 No Game 6 tonight … it’s break-up day

So your heroes get together for the final time this season, and for several, if not many, this will be their last time together. Today, break-up day, is normally one of those long, terribly dull days where we stand around and sit around and wait for players to waltz in…

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282 Capitals 3, Rangers 1: Game 5 in review

Happy Easter. Before we look back at Game 5 and the series, we’ll look ahead. The Rangers will probably have their break-up day meetings on Monday. We plan on being there (instead of Game 6) for coverage. And we’ll wrap up the season in the next few days. Thoughts: 1)…

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211 Game 5: Gaborik post-game

Marian Gaborik: On the difference in the series: “It’s hard to say. That fourth game, we had them, you know, that 3-0 lead. Definitely I think that as a point that maybe it went another way. But we came here (thinking) we can do it, with confidence, and we didn’t…

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61 Game 5: Post-game notes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Game Five New York Rangers at Washington Capitals, April 23, 2011 Team Notes: –         The Rangers were defeated by the Washington Capitals, 3-1, today at Verizon Center, in Game Five of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal match-up.  The…

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13 Game 5: Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: About not being disappointed in this team, this season, regardless of the outcome: “We’re still in a process. So we just keep on going. We try to get better. I think there’s areas on our team where we need to get better. So we continue to build.” On…

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17 Game 5: Post-game quotes

Start with these. John Tortorella to follow soon. Marian Gaborik later on. Marc Staal: On the power play: “It’s a big part of it. you need your power play to produce some offense. We were pretty stale all series long, so … “They had a good start. We kind of…

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761 It’s Go Time!

Or Go Home Time. I expect a big effort from your heroes today, and suspect they have a decent chance of forcing a Game 6 Monday. Also imagine NBC won’t allow this game to actually start until 3:21 again. Same lineup for the Rangers, which means Eminger is prucha’d. Mike…

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132 Tortorella pre-game

Just went to both coaches’ press conferences. They were pretty bad. First of all, there’s nothing that anybody can ask at 1 p.m. that’s going to still be relevant at 3 p.m., much less at 6 or 7 tonight or when our papers come out tomorrow. Second, these teams have…

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137 Game 5: Rangers at Capitals today, 3 p.m.

Is this our last game day of 2010-11? I think it’s 50/50. If there was ever a time for the Rangers to be road warriors, this would be it. I’ll be back later on from Verizon Center with John Tortorella’s press conference and then Game 5. Here are the pre-game…

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269 Post-practice quotes

Brandon Dubinsky: “We look at it, it could very easily be 3-1, us, if we find a way to get one in overtime, hang onto the lead, at least 2-2. So, yeah, it’s a tough position, but we’ve got to remain focused and believe in what we’re capable of in…

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41 More Tortorella

First, three things. The NHL’s Vezina Trophy finalists are out, and Henrik Lundqvist isn’t one of them. The three are Tim Thomas, Roberto (Meltdown) Luongo and Pekka Rinne. Also, did you see that Brad Ference got a small, slap-on-the-wrist fine for giving the finger to the fans in Montreal. What…

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21 Tortorella post-practice

Will be back with more from the coach, and with some player quotes later. My line of questioning today was about how different a 3-1 deficit is in today’s NHL than it was years ago. Because, though still rare, it does happen enough to make you think it’s possible. And…

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121 Yet another off-day … thanks again, NBC

I’m going to go to practice, though I may not be able to stay long. Taking the train to D.C. this afternoon … first road trip since Game 82 (Olli Jokinen) last season. So I’ll blog from the Amtrak train. —————— Just a point on the whole Marian Gaborik argument…

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