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137 Vacation begins …

Goin’ golfin’ but I’ll be around for most of the next two weeks, and with more time to hang out here at RR since I won’t have to do any other work … Hah! I have scheduled a few guest bloggers to fill in some holes. Youse who are guesting,…

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69 Gator

Forty nine days until Opening Night. 49: Ron Guidry. His 25-3 season (all three losses to pitchers named Mike; can  you name them?) was one of the best pitching seasons I’ve ever seen, along with Bob Gibson’s and Dwight Gooden’s. Any others, besides all the San Francisco 49ers? ————————————– We…

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49 I saw Sam

No, that’s not some version of Sam I am. I was at a football practice yesterday and randomly bumped into the real Blogfather, or the Grandblogfather, of this blog: The great Sam Weinman and his boy Charlie. He told me of some great news. That Pat’s Hubba Hubba is still…

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143 TGIF

Been a long week for me. How about you? There are 51 days remaining until Opening Night. 51: Bernie Williams. 51: Dick Butkus. 51: Randy Johnson. ———————————————— Meanwhile, this is the shortest haircut I’ve had in 51 years, since my parents used to scalp us with a buzz trimmer then…

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146 Bye, bye, Skills Competitions?

At this Research Camp the NHL is running this week, there’s talk about how to reduce the number of games decided by that silly skills competition that knocked your boys out of the playoffs last spring. Here’s a story from Yahoo.com. ————————————————- Fifty-two days left until Opening Night. 52: Dustin…

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167 Lots of Rangers at Steinerfest IV

First, 53 days remaining until Opening Night. 53: Don Drysdale. —————————————————– Got this from Steiner Sports: MESSIER, LEMIEUX, HOWE, LEETCH, GRAVES, HULL AND MORE TO APPEAR AT IONA COLLEGE’S MULCAHY GYM SATURDAY, SEPT. 25TH AT 10 AM FOR STEINERFEST IV: HOCKEY GREATS HOCKEY HEROES AND LEGENDS TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS, MEET…

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119 Gooooooose!

Fifty-four days left until Opening Night in Buffalo. 54: Goose Gossage. ——————————————- Hey, Boneheads, I’ve got more vacation coming starting Aug. 23, next Monday. I’m going to be around and will post from time to time. But if anybody wants to do a guest post, here’s another chance to do…

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114 Happy Hockey Monday

Aw, I don’t know what to say anymore. This is about as slow a time as there is for hockey watchers. Oooh, Oooh, did the Leafs trade Kaberle? This is what passes for big news in the middle of August. On the positive side, 55 days remain until the opener…

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94 Bulldog, not LT

Fifty-six days until Opening Night in Buffalo. (You ready, Sally?!) I’m not going to give you the obvious 56 … who last I checked is still in a world of trouble, and who once tried to fight a colleague of mine, Ernie Palladino, who maybe stands 5-foot-5. No, my 56…

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101 Pass the ketchup

Fifty-seven days until Opening Night in Buffalo. I’ll let you guys figure out which athletes wore No. 57 … I think Steve Howe did for the Yankees. Anybody else? Otherwise, I can only think of Heinz 57. Hope to have a hockey thought at some point today, but not betting…

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94 Fifty-eight days until hockey season

Here’s a game some of used to play in the pressbox … only we did it at the end of non-playoff seasons, not before a season. There are 58 days remaining until opening night (Oct. 9 in Buffalo). Each day try to come up with a well-known athlete who wore…

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127 Tortorella speaks

Over at MSG.com, Stan Fischler has the first of a two-part interview with the Rangers coach, John Tortorella. Other than that, I’ve got nothing except a lot of work piled on the plate today. Hope to stop back later on.

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130 The old brawl game

Hockey, hockey, hockey. While watching three different sporting events yesterday, I was reminded of this fine game on ice. First, during Golf Channel’s pre-PGA Championship press conferences I heard Sam Weinman asking questions at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Just hearing his voice got me thinking about the good old days…

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209 Now what?

Now what happens after the arbitration-upheld rejection of the Ilya Kovalchuk contract? Does anybody really think the NHL will go after the contracts of Chris Pronger, Marian Hossa, Roberto Luongo and Marc Savard, as some have suggested. Would the league have the guts to un-do a contract under which a…

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212 Kovalchuk’s contract voided

According to my buddy Tom Gulitti’s twitter, the arbitrator has ruled in favor of the league in the Ilya Kovalchuk case. In other words, his contract has been rejected and he’s an unrestricted free agent again. Thoughts? —————————————- Here’s the NHL’s reaction: DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BILL DALY STATEMENT REGARDING DECISION BY…

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182 Hockey Monday

Well, today there’s the Ilya Kovalchuk decision, we think. Or everybody thinks. It will be very, very interesting going forward if the arbitrator rules that the NHL was just to nullify the Devils’ clever, but apparently legal, contract. If so, then what happens? Does L.A. suddenly get involved again? The…

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344 Gabby the critic

It’s really getting slow now, isn’t it? It’s the annual calm before the training camp storms. A few days ago, the Rangers’ web site had this interview with Marian Gaborik, who discussed the new players the Rangers have acquired, including former Minnesota teammates Todd White and Derek Boogaard. In the…

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101 Modano wings it to Detroit

With Mike Modano landing in Detroit, it reminds us of a couple of things. One, a veteran with not much tread left on his tires can fit into a strong lineup. Modano will probably be very, very good in Detroit, though a shadow of the old Modano. (Besides, Detroit has…

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139 Chump to champs

We discussed this to some degree yesterday: The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have signed Hugh Jessiman. Yes, that Hugh Jessiman. So my thought for today is simple: What would your reaction be if Jessiman turns out to be a late-blooming legit NHL player? Or worse, a star? Yeah, I…

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144 Jets and Yankees owe us

So I’m watching TV last night and I see that the Jets have this new commercial … they’re so desperate to sell all those PSLs … anyway the new slogan is “It’s Go Time!” Now I know we stole that from somebody else, but it’s ours now, so I figure…

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