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27 Pregame: Tortorella, in brief…

Hello, everyone. Glad to be with you again. I’m in for Carp at tonight’s game, still 26 years young. I had been told/warned John Tortorella’s pregame chats with the media were brief. Well, safe to say there will be ovations during tonight’s “State of the Union” that last longer than…

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152 Well, he wasn’t playing for the Patriots, so …

… welcome back, Chad Ocho Cinco! Martin Biron has the flu, so Chad Johnson will back up Henrik Lundqvist tonight. Here’s the official word on Ocho’s recall, courtesy of the Rangers: New York, January 24, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that goaltender…

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156 Jets at Rangers tonight

Pre-game notes from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WINNIPEG JETS Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 30-12-4 (64 pts) Jets: 22-20-6 (50 pts) * All information through NHL games on Jan. 22 TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Winnipeg Jets at…

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279 Captain Callahan: The identity of the Rangers

Here’s a column I wrote for The Journal News and LoHud.com yesterday: **************************** The last time the Rangers played a hockey game with somebody other than Ryan Callahan as their captain, Callahan was on crutches. He was on crutches because, in the biggest game of 2010-11, Game 80 of 82,…

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359 NHL wimps out again; Ference gets three games

I don’t have anything to add except this: Wimpy, wimpy, wimpy. The NHL should just shut up when it starts talking about player safety and eliminating dangerous, reckless plays. This was textbook, reckless boarding, and McDonagh could have broken his neck, and we still don’t know what his injuries are,…

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219 Rangers-Bruins in review

Hockey Gods. John Tortorella referenced the Hockey Gods the one night this week, when Marian Gaborik was incorrectly called for a double-minor penalty when one opponent’s stick. and not Gaborik’s, hit the face of another opponent. And the Rangers, rightly, killed the penalties. Tortorella said the Hockey Gods have a…

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151 Post-game notes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 21, 2012 (Game 46, Away Game 25) TD Garden – Boston, MA 1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final New York Rangers                0      2        0  …

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879 It’s Go Time!

Game 46. Battle of the Beasts of the East. Ya boys have lost three of their last five. The Big Bad Bears are a point back with a game in hand, and have won six of their last seven at home. This is the first of four meetings that promise…

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60 Lundqvist and Lupul named assistant all-star captains

I know, I know. It’s a pet peeve of mine. The actual word is alternate captain. But in this case, the assistants will assist the captains in selecting the all-star rosters. Henrik Lundqvist was assigned to countryman Daniel Alfredsson’s team, which means he will play for co-coach John Tortorella. Here’s…

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63 Rangers at Bruins today

Pre-game notes from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS Saturday, Jan. 21, 1:00 p.m. TD Garden – Boston, MA Rangers: 29-12-4 (62 pts) Bruins: 30-13-1 (61 pts) * All information through NHL games on Jan. 19 TODAY’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins at TD…

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384 Richards ticked at Cooke’s cheap shot; Tortorella on Boston

Was busy at post-practice today, working on Ryan Callahan story for the weekend. But did have time to get Brad Richards’ angry reaction to that pile of carcillo Matt Cooke’s slew foot, and John Tortorella talking about Boston tomorrow. Richards missed practice with a neck that “locked up” after the…

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202 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) I said it before and I’ll say it again (though I’m sure it won’t placate any of the NNs, or Chicken Littles, the “fire Torts” gang or plain old trolls. If losing three out of five is as bad as it gets, or even four out of six,…

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38 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 19, 2012 (Game 45, Home Game 21) Madison Square Garden – New York, New York  Team Notes: –        The Rangers were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 12-4-0 in their last 16…

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15 Some post-game interviews

Had some technical difficulties with my story, and with my recorder. So all I’ve got in the way of post-game audio is a short Dan Girardi/Henrik Lundqvist interview and the John Tortorella presser. John Tortorella: Dan Girardi/Henrik Lundqvist:

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592 It’s Go Time!

Game 45. Ya boys are 9-1, and on a nine-game winning streak, against the Patrick Division. They have split their last four games and are 12-3 in their last 15. The Skating Birds have won three in a row. They are expected to get Kris Letang back. He’s been out…

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238 Tortorella post-practice

Some good stuff from John Tortorella after practice today, including his picks for this weekend’s NFL games, his reaction to Jim Dolan’s visit in the coach’s press conference last night, some comments for a story I’m doing on Ryan Callahan, and about Carl Hagelin and what he’s done and what…

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169 Rangers-Predators in review (updated)

Bizarre night topped by Jim Dolan, all smiles and giggles, popping into John Tortorella’s press conference. I think what happened is that Dolan was in Tortorella’s office and the coach asked him if he wanted to do the press conference instead of Torts. And Dolan took the dare and went…

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114 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 17, 2012 (Game 44, Home Game 20) Madison Square Garden – New York, New York   Team Notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Nashville Predators, 3-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 12-3-0 in their last 15 games. –       …

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