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324 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

I missed Beavis & Butt-head’s return and that  World Series Game 6 for this? Are you kidding me? I’m going to break this review into three parts. First, about the game. Second, about the new building. Third, a mea culpa. Thoughts: 1) For years … for decades … maybe a…

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42 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES October 27, 2011 (Game 8, Home Game 1) Madison Square Garden – New York, New York Team Notes: -The Rangers were defeated by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-2, tonight in the Blueshirts’ home opener at Madison Square Garden. -New York held…

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107 Post-game interviews

A few interesting things post-game. First, John Tortorella said he was told Brandon Dubinsky’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the third period was for throwing snow on the goalie. He and Ryan Callahan both said the calls on the disallowed goals were correct. Henrik Lundqvist said he was distracted, ahead of…

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597 It’s Go Time!

Game 8. First homer of 41. First after that ridiculous world-wide journey. First game of the renovation. First game for Ryan Callahan as Captain. First home games at MSG for Brad Richards and Tim Erixon, and Mike Rupp (assuming he plays) and maybe Jeff Woywitka (if he plays, but I…

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94 Live at the Garden for opening night

Unfortunately, no John Tortorella press conference tonight … he did his talking … or not-talking … at the morning skate, as is his option. Hopefully that won’t become a habit, because I’m not getting my aasen down here for morning skates very often, if ever. Will have a Go Time…

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287 Leaves at Rangers tonight

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden – New York, New York Rangers: 3-2-2 (8 pts) Maple Leafs: 5-2-1 (11 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will begin a six-game homestand when they face-off against their Original Six rivals the…

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181 First day in the new digs

Needless to say, the Rangers would have been perfectly happy coming home to the old arena after the trek they’d just completed. But to come home to the new lockerroom, new benches, and a one-third renovated Madison Square Garden for the home opener tomorrow, and for Brad Richards to be…

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84 The new MSG

Just walked into the new MSG, and saw the new wide corridors, and I’m sitting in the new spectacular press room — THANK YOU! — which has big windows out to Eighth Avenue overseeing the grand old Post Office building. By the way, G. Costanza was wrong. The creed goes…

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55 The day between the odyssey and the home opener

I’m going to attempt to get into NYC for the Rangers practice at the partially renovated Garden this morning. Can’t promise I will actually get there, but I will try. And if I do, I’ll have some sound from there. ——————– MSG Network has a whole lineup for tomorrow’s big…

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358 Rangers-Thrashers, er, Jets in review

“It’s pretty ugly everywhere at times now.” That was the quote from Brad Richards (on MSG Network), who said several times several different ways that the Rangers: A) survived themselves and a brutal opening schedule and B) are not playing particularly well, even if they are playing hard most of…

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521 It’s Go Time!

Game 7. The end of the odyssey. The Rangers need a point to have gone through this ridiculous 16,500-mile schedule at NHL-.500, or a win to top that. Martin Biron gets his first start of the season in goal in place of sore-footed Henrik Lundqvist (Biron’s playing because it’s time…

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197 Rangers at Jets tonight

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at WINNIPEG JETS Monday, Oct. 24, 8:30 p.m. MTS Centre – Winnipeg, Manitoba Rangers: 2-2-2 (6 pts) Jets: 2-4-1 (5 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre (8:30 p.m.), in their first trip to Winnipeg since they…

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353 Rangers-Oilers in review

Last year, “It’s Just Pain” was the defining quote from Brandon Prust, the one that said it all about the Rangers. You’d better hope that this year’s mantra isn’t John Tortorella’s “We sucked from head to toe.” I thought that was hilarious, but true. And very, very calculated. Coaches and…

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25 Post-game notes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES New York Rangers 0, Edmonton Oilers 2 October 22, 2011 (Game 6, Away Game 6) Rexall Place – Edmonton, Alberta Team Notes: -The Rangers were defeated by the Edmonton Oilers, 2-0, tonight at Rexall Place, and are now 2-1-0 on their current…

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435 It’s Go Time!

Game 6. The third of a four-game tour of Western Canada. The sixth of a seven-game odyssey to begin the season. Get ready to be inundated with Tom Renney stuff tonight. Wojtek Wolski (groin) is ready to return, but he will not play and be a prucha, as Erik Christensen…

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142 Rangers at Oilers tonight

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at EDMONTON OILERS Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:00 p.m. Rexall Place – Edmonton, Alberta Rangers: 2-1-2 (6 pts) Oilers: 2-2-2 (6 pts) * All information through NHL games on Oct. 20 TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Edmonton Oilers at…

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96 Rangers-Flames in review

Gotta go quickly today. Got a football game to cover tonight, so I’m going to attend a meeting with Mr. T at Mr. Green’s office this morning. Thoughts: 1) I’m going to invoke the name Brian Leetch again. Because Leetch always had a clock in his head, and he knew…

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517 It’s Go Time!

Game 5. The fifth of a seven-game journey to start the season for your once-beaten, three-losses, NHL-.500 Rangers, who happen to be 1-0 in their last one going into the Saddledome which changes naming sponsors every five minutes. Most likely the exact same lineup that beat the Riotville Canucks two…

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280 Rangers at Flames tonight

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CALGARY FLAMES Thursday, Oct. 20, 9:30 p.m. Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, Alberta Rangers: 1-1-2 (4 pts) Flames: 2-3-0 (4 pts) * All information through NHL games on Oct. 18 TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Calgary Flames at…

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