David Wright, Paul LoDuca, Chris Woodward, and notorious hockey fan Tom Glavine. Maybe Tom Renney can plug them in on the power play, since right now, the Rangers’ unit is awful. For those of you scoring at home, they’ve now gone 10 man-advantages without a goal this season, and I’m… Read More →
Both enforcers, Cote and Orr, are scratched. I guess we’ll have to settle for hockey instead.
…which leads me to believe Colton Orr will play tonight. We’ll know for sure momentarily. By the way, this is Riley Cote. I don’t know if he has a future as a game show host, but I wish him luck.
Greetings from the Garden, where both Tom Renney and I were subjected to the same security measures as we walked in seconds apart this afternoon. I suppose it’s reassuring that in the eyes of MSG security, there is no difference between a schleppy newspaper reporter and the head coach of… Read More →
I realize it sounds pretty silly to be using the word “urgency” when talking about the third game of an 82-game season. It’s October. It’s 75 degrees and sunny outside. Should the Rangers somehow lay an egg this evening, most Rangers fans are still going to get out of bed… Read More →
Don’t look now, but the Flyers “might be making a play for Brian Leetch”:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=180293&hubname, at least according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. In a familiar refrain, Leetch’s agent Jay Grossman said the defenseman hasn’t made up his mind about the season. Maybe Leetch should speed it up a little bit in… Read More →
When I was 11 years old and I dreamed about one day being a sportswriter (by that age, it was very apparent I’d never make it as a hockey player) I never thought I’d spend so much time asking grown men about the state of their groins. It’s glamorous stuff,... Read More →
Well, not really. But I figured you might be interested in this 60-second Q-and-A I did with Brendan Shanahan earlier this week. We’ve done this in the Sunday sports section of The Journal News for several years now, and it’s always been a good way to learn something more about… Read More →
Not much to report today as the Rangers rest up for a busy week ahead, with two home games and then a trip to Buffalo on Saturday night. In the meantime, here’s “my story”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061008/SPORTS01/610080350/1034/SPORTS from today’s paper on last night’s theatrics. As I said before, you’ve got to love the… Read More →
I have to check, but I’m pretty sure this means you can’t pick on Marcel Hossa for at least a month. Or a week. OK, at least give the guy until Tuesday. Seriously, you have to love the shootout. It’s like Hockey for Dummies. No icing. No power plays. If… Read More →
The bad news is I’m blowing deadline….. 4-4 at the end of regulation and overtime.
No one on the Rangers is named T.O. They just showed a brief clip of the maligned ex-Eagles receiver on the video board here, and I think I even saw a 2-year-old boo. Man, by comparison, Jagr should feel like a favorite son. Meanwhile, a sloppy period for the Rangers,... Read More →
Seven penalties called in the first 10 minutes, including four against the Flyers. I’m not sure that’s the way to endear yourself to the crowd on your home opener. Then again, this is Philadelphia. Maybe that’s EXACTLY the way to endear yourself to the home crowd. It’s 1-1 after Peter… Read More →
The word from the other Rangers writers was that the three New York area press boxes—at the Garden, Continental Airlines, and the Mausoleum—are three of the best in the NHL. Now I know what they’re talking about. The press box here is so high, I’m pretty sure I’m outside the… Read More →
Greetings from the Wachovia Center, where I made a wrong turn while walking in this afternoon, and nearly got swept up in a sea of vendors clocking in before their shifts. Hence, if I don’t file any reports after this one, it’s because I’ll be making $5.25 an hour tonight… Read More →
Between various legal thrillers on CD and the panic-stricken Yankees fans filling the airwaves, I won’t be starving for entertainment on the drive. I’ll check in pregame….
Thanks to a reader for a link “to this story from the Glens Falls Post-Star”:http://www.poststar.com/articles/2006/10/04/news/doc452389f2ac519576203678.txt about the Rangers’ random act of kindness in Lake George. I had heard the story but I’m glad someone had the good sense to remind me of it. In it, a young boy who had… Read More →
I just did some quick math. At this rate, the Rangers would finish 82-0, which, although I’m not certain, is probably a record. Also, Brendan Shanahan would finish with 164 goals. Again, I’d have to check, but I think that’s also pretty good. Seriously, as I alluded to last night,... Read More →
Really, if you’re a Ranger fan, what more can you ask for? Balloons from the ceilings? Exotic dancers behind the goals? The sudden reincarnation of Andy Bathgate as the team’s new third line right wing? Seriously, I want to thank the Rangers for providing such riveting material for my first… Read More →
Alexander Ovechkin is not currently in the Witness Protection Program. That said, he’s wearing a dark visor that completely obscures his face. Even so, pretty good player. I’d keep my eye on him. I think he’s going to make a living in this game….