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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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172 No update on Staal; Torts on Avery; notes from last night

First, I’ve been told there may not be any update on Marc Staal’s condition coming today, as we anticipated. Second, several sites have reported Sean Avery’s conversation with ESPNNY, saying he doubts he will be recalled, that it’s kind of like hoping to win the lottery. The New York Daily…

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221 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) I don’t need to tell you how good Henrik Lundqvist was in this game, or for that matter how good he’s been in all four games … or since he’s been here. I will say this, and again, it’s early in the year so you don’t want to…

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704 It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Winless, but only 1 game under NHL-.500 in a league where there are no ties, and having lost only once despite three losses (imagine trying to explain this to somebody who watches another sport), the Rangers take on the Stanley Cup finalists in Riotville. Sounds like the same…

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305 Rangers at Canucks tonight

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at VANCOUVER CANUCKS Rogers Arena – Vancouver, British Columbia October 18, 2011 – 10 p.m. TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena (10 p.m.), to begin a six-game stretch against Canadian opponents including four on…

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352 A few more thoughts on this Rangers’ start

You know, some of the negativity is absolutely crazy. I say that a lot around here. It’s kind of like the NFL, where every loss is Armageddon and every win means Super Bowl. Just look at the coverage of the Giants and Jets in this town, and listen to some…

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272 Rangers-Islanders in review

Told ya. This game was exactly what I expected … except that it really wasn’t very nasty. Come to think of it, other than the fights in the stands, it wasn’t nasty at all; and as I recall, last year the Rangers played better and played tougher in games that…

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66 Post-game notes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES New York Rangers 2, New York Islanders 4 October 15, 2011 (Game 3, Away Game 3) Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, New York Team Notes: -The Rangers were defeated by the New York Islanders, 4-2, tonight at Nassau Coliseum in their first game…

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5 Post-game audio, second try

Sorry about that for those who saw the previous post before I removed the failed attempt at audio. So we try again: Hope this works. Here’s Captain Callahan: Here’s Dan Girardi: Here’s Henrik Lundqvist: Here’s Brian Boyle: And here’s John Tortorella’s post-game press conference, during which he blamed himself for…

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73 Post-game sound

First the news, as you’ve probably seen/heard: Mats Zuccarello after playing 7:31 on nine shifts on a mish-mosh fourth line with no bite, was sent to the Connecticut Whale. Kris Newbury will be recalled for the Rangers trip to Vancouver tomorrow. Well, that audio experiment didn’t work … I’ll try…

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525 It’s Go Time!

Live from Nassau Coliseum … no accidents, no tickets, no roadrage incidents … First game in North America, only game in the U.S. until the home opener Oct. 27. Rangers are without Marc Staal and Michael Sauer, so the third D-pair is Steve Eminger and Jeff Woywitka, making his NYR…

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88 Rangers at Islanders tonight

Pre-game notes, courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, New York October 15, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-up. The Rangers (0-0-2, 2…

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191 The Nassau sandwich: Big game for the Rangers Saturday

The Rangers began their season with six games — an unnecessary four preseason games and two regular-season games — in Europe. After tomorrow they trek to Western Canada for four games. So Saturday’s game is their only close-to-home tilt in the first seven. And I think, of all these games…

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107 The Captain, 50, to run in New York City Marathon

By Associated Press NEW YORK — Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier plans to run next month’s New York City Marathon. The six-time Stanley Cup champion will take on the 26.2 miles Nov. 6 in the city where he captained the Rangers to their first title in 54 years. Two…

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