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)
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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.
This is just a wordy way of saying that Chad Johnson is not going to get any starts for the next few days, so he’s going to Hartford to play some games while Matt Zaba (zaba-doo) backs up Henrik Lundqvist here. Ocho will be back, I’d think, before the back-to-backs... Read More →
At this point, maybe we can throw out that 6-0 game against the Flyers as the aberration. Because it’s 12 games now, with that being the only regulation loss. And why? Because John Tortorella scratched Wade Redden and Ales Kotalik, demoted Chris Drury to the fourth line and later even... Read More →
Wild one in the KHL today, a game involving Jaromir Jagr’s team was called after four minutes, and 637 penalty minutes, featuring a few line brawls and then an all-out bench-clearing, penalty-box-clearing riot. Check out the two videos here.
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 9, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Boston Bruins 1 (Game #45, Road #22) • The Blueshirts defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-1, today at TD Garden, and have now recorded a point in 11 of their last 12 games (8-1-3). •... Read More →
In the old days, this would have been a classic matchup. It always was when the Rangers went to Boston, usually for a Saturday matinee, back when they played at the old, rat-and-roach infested Boston Garden. The Garden rink was smaller than regulation, and while plenty of people complained about... Read More →
Is there ever a differentiation? Is every loss the end of the world: trade everybody, fire everybody, shoot/stab/tattoo/scalp everybody? I appreciate the emotional attachment you guys have, and the investment you make in these games, but seriously, that last night was not a loss. It was a tie. And not... Read More →
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 7, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Atlanta Thrashers 2 SO (Game #44, Road #21) • The Blueshirts were defeated by the Atlanta Thrashers, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at Philips Arena. • The Rangers are now 21-17-6 (48 pts.) overall,... Read More →
Rookie goalie Chad Johnson gets his first NHL start tonight, after Henrik Lundqvist started 17 in a row and 24 of the last 25. In an Olympic year, you can only say, “It’s about time.” Johnson got two NHL periods in relief of Lundqvist in the 6-0 loss to Philly... Read More →
This sure is a confusing time in Rangersland. John Tortorella was saying the other day that he’s looking at the positives, and didn’t really get the negatives, about this little streak. And, well, that’s his job. But it also is at least partially reality. Since that debacle against the Islanders... Read More →
Here are a few more quotes from tonight’s post-game: Sean Avery: “Certainly I’m happy with the game and the way that I played, but If I start doing this on a consistent basis, then it’s something to get happy about.” What was different for you: “I was getting paid by... Read More →
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 6, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Dallas Stars 2 (Game #43, Home #23) · The Rangers defeated the Dallas Stars, 5-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden to improve to 21-17-5 (47 pts.) on the season, including a 10-10-3 mark at... Read More →
This is what an old newspaper guy like me hates about the internet. I am here to write a column for tomorrow’s paper on Sean Avery playing against the Stars team that hated him (unless something outrageous happens in the game). But I was in Tortorella’s press conference this evening... Read More →