One goal was the difference between a great trip—2-1 and a big trade!—and a horrible trip—1-2 and a terrible trade! Apparently. Anyway, as your NYR fly home today, do you realize the next four games look like this: Washington, Devils, Nashville, at Pittsburgh? Do you also realize that in the... Read More →
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just because it’s 1:41 a.m. and I’m going to bed, and the last post was getting too big, and I hadn’t yet seen the post-game notes … so here’s a new thread.
Here’s a question for you, what happens if Jokinen fits in really well and plays hard and produces offense and develops something special with Gaborik? Then do the Rangers try to re-sign him at what would have to be major bucks? Would that be a major mistake? I’m not counting... Read More →
I don’t have a lot to say, or much time to say it. One of the disadvantages of not being on the long road trip is that things that happen out there are happening three hours later here. So the guys staying up to work on the story last night... Read More →
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARDS OLLI JOKINEN AND BRANDON PRUST FROM CALGARY FLAMES In exchange for forwards Christopher Higgins and Ales Kotalik New York, February 2, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the Rangers have acquired forwards Olli Jokinen... Read More →
According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Rangers-Flames trade has been finalized. As reported last night, it’s Jokinen and Prust for Kotalik and Higgins. The thing that kind of fascinates me is this: The Rangers are getting rid of a guy who was a total overpaid bust, and another guy... Read More →
I have nothing new for you, although I’m hearing that Jokinen is playing against Philly tonight. What in Holy Hell? You guys are just going nuts with the page views (and of course your clever, often hilarious comments) … on the first day of February, which was the first nutso... Read More →
Nothing new to report on the Flames-Rangers trade, still not done due to complications that arose Sunday. Canadian reports still have the Flames holding up the deal. And there is speculation that the deal stalled upon Calgary’s insistence that Christopher Higgins be in the trade (why wouldn’t the Rangers want... Read More →
There’s a reason it hasn’t been announced, and probably won’t be announced tonight; a reason (probably) that Higgins was on the ice at the end of the game, and a reason the MSG voices aren’t saying anything about the TSN reports of Kotalik and Higgins for Jokinen and Prust. And... Read More →
According to TSN, the trade of Kotalik to Calgary will bring back Olli Jokinen, but it will include either Christopher Higgins or Matt Gilroy. I think that’s a huge difference, don’t you ? I mean, Higgins has done zilch offensively and is probably not going to be re-signed. Gilroy still... Read More →
The Rangers had a trade in place. There have been complications involving that deal. So Kotalik was sent back to New York.
EVENING UPDATE, 7:40 P.M.: Larry Brooks is reporting from Denver that Ales Kotalik has left the team after being told he was going to be traded. No word on what the deal is. Kotalik apparently is done as a Ranger. ———————————————- So it’s not bad enough the Rangers are playing... Read More →
Heave ho, five in a row. All in regulation. Zero of a possible 10 points ripped right off the schedule. Your New York Rangers, right now out of a playoff position. That’s all it takes, just as it will only take a three-game winning streak for them to be right... Read More →
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 30, 2010 – New York Rangers 2, Phoenix Coyotes 3 (Game #55, Road #26) • The Blueshirts were defeated by the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-2, tonight at Jobing.com Arena, the Rangers’ first loss at Phoenix since Dec. 31, 2001 (5-0). • Marian... Read More →
In the desert, no less. Those of you who always pined to see Petr Prucha play might actually see him play tonight. I’ve been up to my eyeballs in basketballs, and incommunicado all day. But I did just hear something that you probably all know already: That Henrik Lundqvist is... Read More →