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57 Brad Richards: Rangers have no choice, must exercise buyout

My column from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Everybody knew Brad Richards would be a better player for the Rangers this season than he was last season … because he couldn’t be any worse. We knew he’d be better because he was angered, frustrated, probably embarrassed by…

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177 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) With the trade deadline now just three-plus days away, this is more important than the result of that awful game at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. With Dan Girardi signed and sealed, Ryan Callahan and his agent insist that signing has nothing to do with…

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281 Rangers-Senators in review

Thoughts: 1) Derek Stepan. Breakout game? I don’t know. He had that hat trick Nov. 2 after going his first 12 without a goal, then scored four in his next 36 games, including none in the last 13. And while I certainly don’t judge him solely on goals, he needs…

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478 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Blue Jackets

Game 16. Rangers at Blue Jackets. The story line here is pretty obvious. Brandon Dubinsky, Marian Gaborik and Artem Anisimov face the Rangers for the first time since their blockbuster trades to Columbus, while ex-Jackets Derick Brassard, John Moore and Derek Dorsett face their former team for the first time,…

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268 Rangers announce additions to coaching staff

From the Rangers: NEW YORK, August 14, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has named Scott Arniel as the team’s new Associate Coach, while former Rangers Ulf Samuelsson and Daniel Lacroix will re-join the team as Assistant Coaches. Arniel, 50,…

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38 Official announcement of Tortorella firing

With full Glen Sather conference call audio to follow. From the NYR: JOHN TORTORELLA RELIEVED OF COACHING DUTIES New York, May 29, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that head coach John Tortorella has been relieved of his coaching duties. Under Tortorella’s guidance,…

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1 John Tortorella break-up day video

Here’s the video of John  Tortorella addressing he Brad Richards situation. The entire presser is in the audio file below. I also took video of Richards’ interview with the press, but I am having all sorts of technical issues uploading it and I may not be able to get tech…

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25 Rangers-Capitals playoff schedule (updated)

Here’s the schedule, which was delivered by the NHL too late, which starts too late, is terribly faulted (Games 6 and 7 on consecutive nights after four days off to start the series). Also, every Eastern series has Games 5, 6, 7 as three games in four nights. Great for…

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624 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Panthers

The Rangers can clinch a playoff spot tonight with a win and a Winnipeg regulation loss in Washington. The Rangers can also clinch just by getting four out of the last six possible points, regardless of what Winnipeg (or Washington or Ottawa) does. The Islanders can also wrap up a…

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