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290 Start the countdown on Avery’s return

The Rangers, as expected, placed Sean Avery on re-entry waivers at noon today. That means any team in the NHL can claim him before noon tomorrow. Not likely. Just to clear it up, if Avery is claimed, the Rangers are stuck with his cap hit, whereas if he is in…

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81 Sharks at Rangers on Halloween night

Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS Monday, Oct. 31, 7:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden – New York, New York Rangers: 3-3-3 (9 pts) Sharks: 6-3-0 (12 pts) * All information through NHL games on Oct. 29 TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the…

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733 Rangers-Senators in review

Holy cow, what an ordeal getting home. Never thought 4-6 inches of snow could create such problems, but roads froze, trees fell, power went out. Yikes. October byfuglien 29th. Well, at least ya boys are still NHL-.500, even though they’ve won three and lost six. Thoughts: 1) Marian Gaborik=Beast. Bet…

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287 Post-game interviews

Here’s some stuff from the post-game room and press conference: John Tortorella: Ryan Callahan: Brandon Dubinsky: Marian Gaborik: Henrik Lundqvist:

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27 Post-game notes, quotes

By now you know that Tim Erixon and Kris Newbury have been assigned to the CT Whale. Which means Jeff Woywitka, barring a trade or another callup, and Mike Rupp, on Monday. Here are the post-game notes, quotes from the Rangers (my audio interviews to follow): NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME…

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717 It’s Go Time!

It’s Snow Time! WTB? Shouldn’t this stuff have been in Winnipeg last week? Game 9. Second of a six-game homestand. Sixth straight against Canada. Mike Rupp (knee) and of course Marc Staal (concussion symptoms) remain out. Probably the same lineup tonight, but with new lines. Yesterday, Erik Christensen and Wojtek…

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55 Tortorella pre-game

First, he did not give out his lineup, or his lines, saying he wasn’t sure. (Andrew Gross loves when he says that, LOL). But he said it will probably be the same lineup as the home opener. He did say that Mike Rupp (knee) remains out. I asked him a…

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117 Senators at Rangers today

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS Saturday, Oct. 29, 3:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden – New York, New York Rangers: 3-3-2 (8 pts) Senators: 5-5-0 (10 pts) * All information through NHL games on Oct. 27 TODAY’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the…

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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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