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1 At the end of one….

Rangers 0, Penguins 0. A couple of quick hits: — There doesn’t seem to be reason to be concerned about Jagr. The Big Fella had been trying out new skates this morning, and obviously something was again bothering him in that department at the end of the first period. Good…

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6 Ask and you shall receive

I’m not sure if this is setting a bad precedent or not, but one of you requested that I ask Tom Renney about using Thomas Pock on the power play, and I did just now in our pre-game scrum with the coach outside the Rangers’ locker room. I’d like to…

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23 Orr in, Dawes out

I realize I said the other day that Colton Orr was a possibility against the Flyers, but this time I’m certain of it. OK, not certain, but pretty sure. Tom Renney said Orr’s going to play, so unless the coach is making a habit of toying with us, count on…

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2 Sid the Kid

To commemorate Sidney Crosby’s arrival at the Garden tonight, my 16-month-old son and I marveled this morning at some of his highlights on the “Penguins’ Web site”:http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/multimedia/pplayer.php?rep=1551 (OK, I marveled. My little boy just tried to eat the keyboard). From purely a hockey player’s perspective, I’m excited to see how…

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8 More on Kasparaitis

Apparently the defenseman’s sour mood after his on-ice conditioning test today came with a reason. Working out for Rangers assistant Mike Pelino, Kasparaitis’ sprint times were several seconds slower than those of both Colton Orr and Sandis Ozolinsh — a pairing that is not exactly Bure and Fedorov in their…

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10 Relax

Part of the reason my employers pay me the exorbitant salary that they do is because of my knack for uncanny insights. For instance: Peter Forsberg is really good. And also: if the Rangers want to win, they need to play better than they did last night. I know, why…

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6 Post-game musings

– Not sure if you can panic just yet, but I think I saw the Rangers’ training staff sewing the No. 2 on the back of a jersey after the game. — I know, you’re all sick of Brian Leetch talk. But be honest: isn’t the idea slightly more palatable…

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3 Who needs Brian Leetch?

The Rangers have Thomas Pock! The guy scores a goal, carries the puck out of trouble in the defensive end, even mixes it up behind the net. If we’re lucky, maybe he’ll even play the organ in between periods. Seriously, pretty good stuff from a guy who is supposed to…

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3 Four Mets at the game:

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…

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3 It must be the jacket

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…

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15 Let’s get ready to rumble?

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…

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11 Can he make it to the Garden by 7?

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…

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12 This is what it’s come to

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,…

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2 Shanny up close

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…

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