… as in Ocho Cinco, since Chad Johnson is starting in goal. Or as in Zero, which is the number of all the goals the Rangers have scored in the last two games, overtime and shootout included. Or as the number of goals Johnson might have to allow in order... Read More →
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The Rangers take their blank-shooting show to St. Louis tonight for the first of back-to-backs and the middle of three in four nights, against John Davidson’s Blues. Appropriately, JD once wore double-zeroes on his back for the Blueshirts. For those who don’t live in or around NYC, be aware that... Read More →
Just a final reminder, we’ll have a live video chat at noon today. Hope you can stop in. Bring some questions or comments. Access it by clicking here, or pasting this into your browser: www.lohud.com/protalklive ————————————— Thoughts on another goose egg: 1) Chris Neil was an unrestricted free agent last... Read More →
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 14, 2010 – New York Rangers 0, Ottawa Senators 2 (Game #47, Home #25) · The Rangers were defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 2-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and have now posted a record of 22-18-7 (51 pts.) overall and... Read More →
Same lineup for the Rangers, now 100 percent healthy (or at least, everybody available). That means Voros and Lisin get prucha’d, Lundqvist in goal. The Rangers go from one Brodeur (Marty, with the shootout shutout after 51 saves on Tuesday) to another (Mike, who has had one NHL start and... Read More →
Just got word from the Rangers that Avery is “good to go” tonight. So for the second game in a row, the Rangers will have their entire roster available. No morning skate today. Avery will be able to play with a bruised left foot he suffered when he blocked a... Read More →
Because that was about as good a point as you’re ever going to get. I am not going to go on and on again about the silly skills competition that John Tortorella called a gimmick (and he’s right). But here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. (in... Read More →
Some quotes before I get into the official Rangers post-game notes: (apologies for the spacing on this idiot Mac laptop). Ryan Callahan: “One of the more fun games I’ve played in in a long time. It had a playoff type atmosphere out there. I felt right from the get-go both teams... Read More →
… even though I’m not much of a Simpsons fan. Not much new to report from here. As we said earlier, Voros and Lisin are prucha’d. Prospal is back. The lines, to start: Prospal-Christensen-Gaborik Dubinsky-Drury-Callahan Higgins-Anisimov-Avery (avery on the right during warmups). Kotalik-Boyle-Brashear See youse during the game.
Good evening from MSG. With Prospal returning to the lineup, both Lisin and Voros get prucha’d. I asked Tortorella about the forecheck, which was really good against Boston the other day, in part as a product of necessity because the Bruins play so well in the neutral zone. The Rangers... Read More →
… So, Jim Dolan, get somebody to check and be sure that the electric bill has been paid. We don’t want the lights going out. Although, if all the electricity goes out, we are spared from the Versus broadcast. Versus, where you have a better chance of seeing a good... Read More →
I’m not going to keep posting the whole press release every time they do this … you know, Johnson had an assist in his first NHL start … Zaba’s record with the Wolf Pack, etc., etc., etc. Because it looks as if this will go on for a while. Ocho... Read More →
Here’s the official announcement from USA Hockey on the Olympic team captains. Jamie Langenbrunner gets the “C” while Dustin Brown, Zach Parise, Brian Rafalski and Ryan Suter are named alternates. (new poll down the right side of the page)
Not much happening with the Rangers today … or at least we don’t think so. So we wait for tomorrow’s game against the Devils. From now (actually starting Jan 2.) this is the only two-day break the Rangers get until Jan. 28-29, when they go west for three in four... Read More →
Don’t know if you saw this, but the only GM to win a Stanley Cup for the Rangers in the last, oh, 70 years, is now a coach. Neil Smith, who owns the Johnstown Chiefs, went behind the bench after firing the coach. You can read that story here.