Browsing: Winter Classic

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105 Thinking cold thoughts … at Yankee Stadium

After a week spent at least a little bit writing about Alex Rodriguez* I will be writing hockey today from Yankee Stadium. The Yankees, the NHL, the Rangers, the Devils and the Islanders are hosting an 11 a.m. joint presser at the Big ATM in the Bronx to promote the…

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144 Guest blogger: afrey94

2011-12: The Year In Review It’s hard to believe we’re in the middle of summer already and it’s been almost a full year since we were eagerly looking ahead to the 2011-12 season (my preview, which did predict an ECF berth and loss, can be found at http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/2011/08/22/guest-blogger-afrey94/).  I had…

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368 Midseason wrap-up

Courtesy of the New York Rangers: 2011-12 NEW YORK RANGERS MID-SEASON RECAP Blueshirts Sit atop Eastern Conference Standings through 41 Games  New York, January 13, 2012 – The New York Rangers have reached the mid-way point of their regular season schedule with a record of 27-10-4 through 41 games.  The…

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254 A little break in the action

We wait until Tuesday for a game, as the Rangers get a well-deserved break and a much-needed mental-recharge day or two. Gonna tell you, I finally got to see the finale of “24/7″  and I thought that episode and the whole series were, by and large, pretty fabulous. I’m really,…

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195 Rangers-Panthers in review

For all the complaining we (I) did about the outdoor game, it was a downer going back indoors, especially at the World’s Quietest Arena. What a shame. Could you imagine a first-place team in the middle of a season in the 1970s or ’80s and the kind of intimidation MSG…

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196 Tortorella’s fine: $30,000

He got his money’s worth. Rangers coach John Tortorella knew he messed up as soon as he said the words about the referees and NBC conspiring to try to get the Winter Classic to overtime (see post below for the money quote). And whether he was being sarcastic (which I…

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295 Tortorella will be fined, not suspended

Rangers coach John Tortorella will not be suspended, but he will be fined (the amount expected to be announced later today) for his comments about the officiating and an NBC conspiracy he made after the Winter Classic. Tortorella spoke with NHL VP Colin Campbell about the comments, and told reporters…

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135 NBC Sports announces Winter Classic ratings numbers

From the last graph, you can see why they’d want one of these in the D.C. area, which speculation has happening in 2014. From NBC Sports: 3.74 MILLION VIEWERS WATCH 2012 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC 2012 Winter Classic up two percent vs. last afternoon Winter Classic Five of six most-watched…

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344 Winter Classic: Rangers-Flyers in review

Glad that’s over. The NHL will be thrilled — and Gary Bettman clearly was, bogarting the stage as NHL Network’s first interview on the never-ending post-game show — because it made a ton of money, got a zillion eyeballs to watch, sold a gazillion pieces of merchandise. But the all-Philadelphia…

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12 More post-game notes

courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic January 2, 2012 (Game 37, Away Game 21) Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final New York Rangers                0      1        2       –      3 Philadelphia Flyers              0      2        0       –      2 Team Notes:…

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11 Post-game notes

Courtesy of the NHL: 2012 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC POST-GAME NOTES NEW YORK RANGERS 3 AT PHILADELPHIA FLYERS 2 CITIZENS BANK PARK, PHILADELPHIA JANUARY 2, 2012 ANOTHER GAME-WINNER FOR RANGERS’ RICHARDS Brad Richards tallied the game-winning goal in the Rangers win, breaking a 2-2 tie at 5:21 of the third…