So Avery will probably play fourth line, which is a good idea to ease him back in with an MCL sprain. Plus he can muck it up with Brashear there for reinforcements and really be extra annoying. And Tortorella needs some abrasiveness late in the game, he can move Avery... Read More →
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The Rangers have played four games, and won three in a row, with the same 19 players. But today they expect two lineup changes. Sean Avery goes in and somebody—Aaron Voros or Enver Lisin, we suspect—comes out. And Steve Valiquette plays goal to give Henrik Lundqvist a breather in the... Read More →
You’ve probably seen by now that Dany Heatley scored on a penalty shot to complete a hat trick last night. Just to remind us, whether you like him or not, whether you think he’s good or a team or not, that he’s a pretty special talent. But I can’t help... Read More →
I know a lot of people in and around hockey speculated and suspected this, but now it’s out, this sad story about Theo Fleury, who will spill all the beans in his new book. ————————— Also, Evgeny Grachev was reassigned to Hartford today. Me, I’m going to dry off.
Heave ho, three in a row. Lots going on with this team so early. 1) If John Tortorella really was Mike Keenan-esque, he’d be in Glen Sather’s office today telling him to get rid of Rozsival or I’ll just bury him. I don’t think Torterella is that way, though. Rozsival... Read More →
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES October 8, 2009 – New York Rangers 4, Washington Capitals 3 (Game #4, Road #3) The Blueshirts defeated the Washington Capitals, 4-3, tonight at Verizon Center to improve to 3-1-0 overall, including a 2-1-0 mark on the road. The Rangers have extended... Read More →
Wheeeee.! I am shellacked. I’m guessing maybe Carp was tied up and I missed the clean slate request, but here ya go….Post game thoughts? I’m sure you have a few. Rock on heads….
This just in from the Rangers. I guess Callahan is questionable, or out, with an injury tonight. New York, October 8, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Evgeny Grachev has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey... Read More →
Steve Zipay reports over at his blog that Jose (ThreeOrMore) Theodore will start in goal for the Capitals tonight. Also that Sean Avery is definitely out for a fourth game in a row. ———————————— Kevin Lowe will be the commissioner’s guest today, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET on NHL... Read More →
It’s the Monster. Again. Alex Ovechkin, as you all know, has played three games so far and has three points in each of them. Tonight he’s the Rangers’ problem, again. I’ll have an update later on, with the pregame notes, etc. Meanwhile, here’s a little something left over from last... Read More →
This statement from the NHL: NHL statement on Leafs’ tampering allegations Wednesday, 10.07.2009 / 5:04 PM / News NHL.com NEW YORK—Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner of the National Hockey League, today released the following statement which will serve as the League’s only comment regarding its findings relative to purported tampering allegations... Read More →
The Rangers go to D.C. tomorrow to face a team that ought to test their aggressiveness and the inconsistencies they’ve shown defensively in the first three games. I saw some of the Capitals’ game against the Flyers last night, and man, both teams looked pretty darn good. Anyway, the Rangers... Read More →
I think it’s really fascinating, and will continue to be, the way John Tortorella teaches, coddles, lives with and dies with the rookies this season, especially the D-men. Artem Anisimov is in a different situation. The expectations won’t be the same as those on Matt Gilroy and Michael Del Zotto,... Read More →
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES October 5, 2009 – New York Rangers 3, New Jersey Devils 2 (Game #3, Road #2) The Blueshirts defeated Atlantic Division rivals, the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, tonight at the Prudential Center to improve to 2-1-0 overall, including a 1-1-0 mark on... Read More →
Some quotes from the game. On the timeout: Chris Drury: “Yeah, certainly. We didn’t come out ready, and it was pretty obvious at he start of the game, and he let us know. From that point on I thought we responded very well. You’re not always going to get away... Read More →