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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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143 Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

Been working on this since Monday, because I want to be able to post audio for youse guys when I go to games and practices this season. So here’s a test of some old audio from John Tortorella and Henrik Lundqvist. Hope it works. Let me know if you like…

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212 Odds to win the NHL’s 2011-12 major awards

Courtesy of Bodog: Who will win the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player? Alexander Ovechkin (WAS)         4/1 Steven Stamkos (TB)                 11/2 Sidney Crosby (PIT)                   13/2 Daniel Sedin (VAN)                    12/1 Henrik Sedin (VAN)                    14/1 Pavel Datsyuk (DET)                  14/1 Anze Kopitar (LAK)                    18/1 Jonathan Toews (CHI)                 18/1 Corey Perry…

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181 Sean Avery reports to Whale

According to several reports, Sean Avery has finally reported to the Connecticut Whale (AHL). How that goes, we’ll just have to wait and see. Not sure if he’ll speak with the media up there, or if he’ll clam up … but he might just unload. You never know with Avery.…

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138 Looking for lefty? Take a Step left

Gotta tell you, I’m starting to be fascinated on this No. 1 left-wing thing. I mean, it shouldn’t be that hard to find a winger to play with the two most gifted forwards on the team, right? It could be all types of players, couldn’t it? Could be an offensive…

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93 Tortorella post-practice

John Tortorella: (I asked him what kind of things the Rangers can do now that they’re home): “Practice, practice. Practice, practice. Who used to say that?” Told it was Allen Iverson, then told that Iverson used it in a different vein … “Put it in the opposite vein of him.…

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15 Post-practice quotes

Sorry. I’ve been experimenting with putting audio up on the blog the way Sam and Jane used to do it, but ran into a little snag. So hope to get it worked out by Saturday’s game on Long Island … or by the home opener. Anyway, back to transcribing the…

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218 The boys are back in town

The Rangers are home from their European vacation, two losses, two points in hand, and undefeated. They now get an obviously much-needed five days of practice before going to (ugh) Nassau Coliseum Saturday, then to Western Canada. They have to find a left winger for that No. 1 line (if…

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89 Bell assigned to Connecticut; Stajcer to OHL

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE Brendan Bell Assigned to Connecticut; Scott Stajcer Returned to Owen Sound (OHL) New York, October 9, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Brendan Bell has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the…

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181 Rangers-Mighty Ducks in review

Thoughts: 1) Yay! Skills competition. Pretty serious lack of skills in this one. Brad Richards lost the puck at center ice, and the winning goal was a complete whiff. 2) The Rangers shouldn’t fight the opponent’s goons unless it’s absolutely necessary. So far they have had two staged fights, and…

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220 Post-game notes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES (Regular Season Game 2, Away 2) New York Rangers 1, Anaheim Ducks 2 (SO) Ericsson Globe Arena – October 8, 2011 Team Notes: -The Rangers were defeated by the Anaheim Ducks, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm,…

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570 It’s Go Time!

Game 2 of 82. End of the European vacation. Erik Christensen is de-prucha’d and goes in for Wojtek Wolski (groin). Otherwise the lineup is the same as Game 1.

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