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119 Rangers-Leaves tonight

Hockey night in Canada. Start of a big early-season stretch (three in four nights; six in 10) and an early-season test. I suspect Henrik Lundqvist starts tonight in Toronto, and Martin Biron gets the nod Saturday in Boston, Lundqvist back in Sunday vs. Devils. That’s my educated guess, nothing more.…

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16 Prospal has surgery

From the Rangers: VINNY PROSPAL UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY Procedure on knee performed this morning New York, October 18, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Vinny Prospal underwent successful surgery on his knee this morning.  The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew…

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161 Kennedy sent to Hartford

NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION AND PRACTICE UPDATE New York, October 13, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Tim Kennedy has been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Kennedy, 24, tallied two assists in four pre-season…

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800 It’s Go Time!

First of 82. Here’s the lineup, unless something changes in warmups: Frolov-Christensen-Gaborik Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Fedotenko-Stepan-Avery Boogaard-Boyle-Prust Staal-Girardi Del Zotto-Rozsival Sauer-Eminger Lundqvist, Biron.  Pruchas: Gilroy, White, Kennedy. I imagine you guys might be a little pumped. ps, Chris Drury skated with the team today and felt pretty good. I doubt he will…

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27 Opening lineup

At least what it looks like from this morning’s practice: Frolov-Christensen-Gaborik Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Fedotenko-Stepan-Avery Boogaard-Boyle-Prust Staal-Girardi Del Zotto-Rozsival The third D pair will be two of these three, obviously: Gilroy, Eminger, Sauer. Lundqvist-Biron Pruchas: White and Kennedy and the extra D-man. Don’t get used to this. You guys know I’m not…

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10 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES October 1, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Ottawa Senators 4 SO (Pre-Season: Game No. 5, Home No. 3) •    The Rangers defeated the Senators, 5-4, in a shootout tonight at Madison Square Garden, to improve to 4-1-0 in pre-season…

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3 Prospal shut down; and post-game quotes

Before we get to the quotes, here’s the news (as I Tweeted earlier; imagine, I’m Tweeting now?): Vinny Prospal will be shut down for a couple of weeks to rest his right knee, which continues to swell when he skates. After exams today, team doctors met with Prospal and John…

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526 It’s Go Time!

By the way, Happy October! That means hockey season. Here’s what I suspect will be the lines tonight: (Imagine, me talking lines?) Frolov-Christensen-Gaborik Avery-Stepan-Fedotenko Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Boogaard-Boyle-Prust D-men (in no particular order): Del Zotto, Girardi, Staal, Eminger, McDonagh, Gilroy. Lundqvist in goal. See youse during the game. And after.

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103 Rangers 5, Red Wings 1 in review

Some thoughts: 1) I am really starting to like the “Tenkos”. Ruslan Fedotenko is very hard on the puck and away from it, has some skill, some creativity, is a strong skater. I still don’t know who he replaces if he makes the team, but I think he could be…

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52 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES                                                     September 29, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Detroit Red Wings 1 (Pre-Season: Game No. 4, Home No. 2)   • The Rangers defeated the Red Wings, 5-1, at Madison Square Garden to improve to 3-1-0 in pre-season action,…

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288 It’s Go Time!

Here are tonight’s lines, according to our buddy Andrew Gross: Alex Frolov-Erik Christensen-Marian Gaborik Tim Kennedy-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan Sean Avery-Derek Stepan-Ruslan Fedotenko Derek Boogaard-Todd White-Brandon Prust Matt Gilroy-Pavel Valentenko Michael Del Zotto-Michal Rozsival Marc Staal-Mike Sauer Lundqvist in goal. Andrew also had a chat with the captain this morning, and…

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237 Redden, Grachev assigned to Hartford

From the Rangers: RANGERS TRIM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER BY 11 27 active players remain with the club New York, September 27, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the following five players have been assigned to Hartford (AHL): goaltender Chad Johnson, defenseman Wade…

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73 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES September 26, 2010 – New York Rangers 3 at Detroit Red Wings 5 [Pre-Season Game: 3; Away Game: 2] * The New York Rangers were defeated by the Detroit Red Wings, 5-3, tonight at Joe Louis Arena, in the second game of…

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221 It’s Go Time!

I just wanted to add something to what I wrote this morning about Derek Boogaard as a weapon. He absolutely is, because there are going to be plenty of guys who won’t mess with him — and some who will (Colton Orr three times in the first month, for example).…

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47 Post-game notes

Ooops. I lied about the last post being the final post. From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES  September 23, 2010 – New York Rangers 4, New Jersey Devils 3 OT (Pre-Season: Game No. 1, Home No. 1)   • The Rangers defeated the Devils, 4-3, in…

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49 Preseason games on NHL Network tonight

For those interested … here is the NHL Network’s schedule for preseason games, beginning with three tonight. 2010-11 NHL Network U.S. pre-season game schedule (All times listed as ET) Tues, 9/21  New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers 7:00 PM LIVE Tues, 9/21  Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 10:00 PM…

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29 Gilroy serious about camp

Here’s some of a conversation with Matt Gilroy today: On his summer, after sitting out the end of last season: “I just worked on my confidence a little more, and definitely my work down low and closing people out, using my skating in the defensive zone. Offensively I can jump…

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19 Skating and skating

It’s hard watching these guys get tortured skating and skating and skating and skating. There are scrimmages, too. But in between, they get tortured. There will be ruts in this ice for months from this camp. On the bright side, I got to chat with my all-time fave Ranger. Guy…

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116 Three weeks to go

Twenty-one days until Opening Night. 21: Sergei Zubov. 21: Roger Clemens (the filthy cheat). 21: Paul O’Neill. Cleon Jones. —————————————- While we’re counting down, here’s a list of critical dates f0r 2010-11, from the NHL: September 17        Opening Day of NHL Training Camps 21      …

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